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Star Anna: A Bruising Breakup Song

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  • Album: The Only Thing That Matters
  • Artist: Star Anna and the Laughing Dogs
  • Label: Easy Street
  • Released: 2009
 

"It's not the years; it's the miles." "It's not you; it's me." Combine those two well-worn phrases and you'll have a pretty good grasp on Star Anna's biting breakup song, "Through the Winter." The young singer-songwriter exudes hard living, from her world-weary, head-turning voice and classic-sounding take on Americana straight through to her biting tales of love gone bad.

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  • Song: "Through the Winter"
  • Artist: Star Anna and the Laughing Dogs
  • CD: The Only Thing That Matters
  • Genre: Rock
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hide captionIn "Through the Winter," Star Anna sings with a perfect combination of ennui and exasperation.

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In "Through the Winter," Star Anna sings with a perfect combination of ennui and exasperation.

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The twangy, angst-ridden "Through the Winter" chastises a spurned ex for his post-break-up bitterness, taking full responsibility for her part in the relationship's demise while urging him to own up to the fact that it wasn't working. In the process, she lands a killer blow or two.

"Well, that's fine, you got me through winter," Star Anna sings with a perfect combination of ennui and exasperation. The fact that this toss-off is followed with "but I meant every word I said" only twists the knife. At the end, the refrain — "Can't deny it wasn't working / but you can't just blame me instead" — turns into the final word, as defiant as it is resigned.

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