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Lucinda Williams Finds New 'Joy' for 'West of Memphis' – Song Premiere

Lucinda Williams Finds New 'Joy' for 'West of Memphis' – Song PremiereLucinda Williams Finds New 'Joy' for 'West of Memphis' – Song Premiere

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Roots-rock legend Lucinda Williams has contributed a new, scuzzed up version of her track "Joy" (originally on 1998's Car Wheels on a Gravel Road) to West of Memphis: Voices For Justice, an upcoming compilation inspired by the new documentary about the West Memphis Three. Originally penned as a kiss off to an unfaithful lover, Williams says "Joy" has always been a song "of triumph – a 'kick in the ass, screw you, motherfucker, I ain't takin' this shit no more' – song," but now has an even deeper meaning. "I'm honored to have had my song find its place here," said Williams, "to serve as a voice for Damien, Jason, Jessie and all the others who, in the past, have had no voice. 'Joy' is now for them."

Lucinda Williams Finds New 'Joy' for 'West of Memphis' – Song PremiereLucinda Williams Finds New 'Joy' for 'West of Memphis' – Song Premiere