Last night, the talented women of Pistol Annies graced the stage of The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon and sang one of their new songs “Best Years of My Life” from their highly anticipated third album Interstate Gospel out today, November 2nd.
The country trio comprised of Miranda Lambert (Lone Star Annie), Ashley Monroe (Hippie Annie), and Angaleena Presley (Holler Annie) sing a beautifully somber ballad about what life is really like for someone despite the expectations or hopes they once had.
Monroe sets the tone of the song with opening lyrics “I picked a good day for a recreational Percocet, I’ve got an itch to just get high. I am in the middle of the worst of it, these are the best years of my life.”
Following Presley’s delicate voice continues the painful reality we are sometimes faced with by singing “I’ve got the hankering for intellectual emptiness, I’ve got the need to ease my mind. I’ll watch some re-runs on the TV set, these are the best years of my life.”
Lambert explained their inspiration behind the song saying “It is a song about everybody, just someone that is trying to do their best and maybe it is not working as well as they wanted it to,” as the idea came from a Mom’s perspective inspired by her friend.
Pistol Annies will be playing tonight in NYC at a sold-out show at Town Hall, check our Instagram Stories for videos from the show. Be sure to get a copy of their album Interstate Gospel where you buy or stream music.
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