I played this (live) Ryan Adams track on the SIRIUS show several weeks ago and have since received several emails inquiring as to its origin. “Dreams Of A Working Class Clown” is a, live, piano ballad Adams had in his regular rotation in the Spring of 2001 just prior to the release of Gold. It was later recorded in 2005 as part of the (unreleased) Elizabethtown sessions. You’ll note the tune is in the same vein as a number of Adams’ piano-driven songs written/performed around the same time period (see also: “Young Winds,” “The Bar Is A Beautiful Place”). I’d love to eventually see this one make it back into his setlists.