“It’s a minefield discussing race on what some people would call a country album. To do that, I thought that I would have to give people some truth and tell them something about myself, to justify that I have any right to say anything about this. My own path, I haven’t always stood up for what’s right, I’ve made mistakes, sins of omission, and I didn’t always do the right thing when it comes to matters of race. Only when you do that can you can give your perspective.” —Jason Isbell, via the Chicago Tribune
“There’s no such thing as someone else’s war
Your creature comforts aren’t the only things worth fighting for
If you’re still breathing, it’s not too late
We’re all carrying one big burden, sharing one fate”
“White Man’s World” is from Jason Isbell and the 400 Unit’s 2017 album, The Nashville Sound.