Tuesday, January 12, 2010

true love will find you in the end

Daniel Johnston is an artist whose vulnerability and rawness is so palpable through the speakers that it feels like I'm in the room with a friend who needs me as much as I need him.

So to have someone like Jeff Tweedy, whose voice also crumbles all my walls, cover one of Johnston's most well-known and iconic songs was almost too much gorgeous honesty for this girl.

Somehow I dealt with it.

True Love Will Find You in the End (Daniel Johnston)- Jeff Tweedy and Jay Bennett

True love will find you in the end
You’ll find out just who was your friend
Don’t be sad, I know you will,
But don’t give up until
True love finds you in the end.

This is a promise with a catch
Only if you’re looking will it find you
‘Cause true love is searching too
But how can it recognize you
Unless you step out into the light?
But don’t give up until
True love finds you in the end.

If you want more Daniel Johnston covers by some rad musicians who have probably also wept oh so gently at the man's art, check out the stellar cover album, Discovered Covered.


  1. Great cover...although nothings beats the original..

    Ever seen this video/song?


    It's from the dutch band/artist John Dear Mowing Club who played as supportband with Johnston on one of his Europe tours. He went back to Johnston to record a song called Devils with him.

    Just found out your blog...you've got some really great music on it!

    The Netherlands

  2. Thanks for the video! That's fantastic, and I hadn't seen it before!