Building off a lovely acoustic guitar riff, the song picks up harmonies and supporting layers that build on that “last chance, last drive” for a love that just isn’t going to work out, a sinking ship that is finally going down for good. The song is simply beautiful, and there really isn’t much else to say. It echoes nostalgia for better times, creating that bittersweet divide of happiness and lost memories. At times it borders on cheesy but it always draws itself back, presenting a real, emotional flavor.
Gold Old War are Pennsylvanian rockers Keith Goodwin, Daniel Schwartz, and Tim Arnold who cleverly combined their last names to form their band name. Good Old War is currently touring the US and a new album is on the horizon for this trio. In the meantime, enjoy “My Own Sinking Ship.”