The Reverend Al Green & Lyle Lovett — “Funny How Time Slips Away”
(from Rhythm, Country & Blues) — Funny

Everyone from Elvis to Dave Matthews has moved to put their stamp on this Willie Nelson classic, but be leery of anyone who won’t concede that this oddball pairing — even coming as it does from an album full of same — resulted in the song’s definitive take. The lyrical content, at its core, is bittersweet at best, but working in perfect concert, these two men turn this tune into the glorious musical equivalent of a warm spring rain.

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