Lovers Using Words as Ammunition: Amos Lee’s Violin

Last night about 15 or so of us went to see Amos Lee at the Murat in Indianapolis. And I mostly sat quietly and took it all in. We saw him last year at the Bluebird in Bloomington – my first time seeing him live – and it’s just the kind of laid back night of introspection about love and loss, family and friends, and the curves of life that I enjoy. Here’s a glimpse of his song, Violin, with lyrics like:

Lately I, every time I try to lie down
Well my mind just gets away
I can’t even close my eyes now
Between the big fish ambition, and the lovers
Using words as ammunition

I don’t feel like this now, but is there a person alive who hasn’t been touched by similar feelings at some point?

Watch and listen to Violin on YouTube.

About Dr. Debby Herbenick

Dr. Debby Herbenick

Dr. Debby Herbenick is a sex researcher at Indiana University, sexual health educator at The Kinsey Institute, columnist, and author of five books about sex and love. Learn more about her work at