“Wide Eyes” by County Line Runner – A Song Feature
With a deceptive calmness, County Line Runner poetically explores the topic of longingly looking back. While explaining “Wide Eyes,” he stated that it is about someone coming to grips with the realization that “going back is now harder than moving on."
County Line Runner is Adam Day in creative collaboration with his long-term friend Sam Baldwin. The musical influences are identified as Americana artists, Tom Petty and 80’s/90's Bob Dylan. In “Wide Eyes,” the most significant influence sounds to be War on Drugs, particularly in the masterful outro, when higher frequency guitars dance atop the rhythm of a bass line that has a visceral attraction.
In a July 2018 post, we featured “Hard To Find” by County Line Runner. It also dealt with the difficulty of changing course, observing that “Love is hard to find, but it’s harder to leave.” Clearly, the man has skills in putting words to life experiences.