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Corb Lund Explores December’s Darker Side in ‘Just Me and these Ponies’ Video – Rollingstone.com

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By Marissa R. Moss | December 8, 2014

“Grandma Got Run Over By a Reindeer” just got one-upped in the holiday bummer department. When Corb Lund, a Canadian with a dusty Cormac McCarthy soul, sat down to write a tune for his label New West’s Christmas compilation, An Americana Christmas, he didn’t go for mistletoe and cheer. Instead, he penned “Just Me and these Ponies (for Christmas this Year),” a solemn ode to the darker side of December — to loneliness, absent families and those who tip a little too much spike in their eggnog. And the video, premiering here exclusively, reflects just that.

“The literal narrative of the story is kind of an amalgam of a few people I know, people who lead lonely lives,” Lund tells Rolling Stone Country. “Christmas tends to be an extra sad time for them. My personal pick for the low point of the song mood-wise (high point art-wise) is when… READ MORE

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