“Happy 2B Flying Away” connects the contradiction of remaining home and being on tour (“Think of all you miss by staying/Think of all you miss by leaving”). Mark’s Loretta Lynn-like sassiness pervades literate but approachable in “The 1 That Got Away (With It),” where Mark asserts to be neither the new mistress nor the boring old wife.
“There’s the one that got away/And the one that’s in the way,” Mark good-naturedly sings. “I just want to be the one that got away with it.”
Other highlights include rakish infidelity track “Pictures at 5,” the Eleni Mandell-ish tale of longing “Honest Woman” and the unexpected, Portishead-esque final song “Destination: You.”
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