John Hiatt is one of those songwriters whose songs are popular to casual music fans because of other, famous artists recording them, but whose name is still not as well-known as it should be.
Fittingly enough, I discovered this song through a Buddy Guy recording, from the “Damn right I have the blues” album.
That opening riff is a thing of beauty, and the mood is perfectly set by both the lyrics and the chord progression.
Just because I love him so much, here’s Buddy Guy’s version. Oh yeah, and it’s the wonderful Bonnie Raitt on slide and vocals: