Perhaps the name was a bad omen, since The Civil Wars are now in a state of polite strife — officially on hiatus due to "internal discord and irreconcilable differences of ambition," despite just releasing a brand new album that debuted at #1. It's a sad situation, even if you've been hoping/praying/waiting for a modern version of the Richard and Linda Thompson break-up classic, Shoot Out The Lights.
Obviously, neither Civil Wars member appear in the video. Director Tom Haines instead unfurl a haunting tale of love and death with a crew of modern-day rail jumpers that fits the band's vibe and current situation like a glove.
Saul Levitz, commissioner: "Shot this one over a few days in rural Arkansas on our own private railroad. Our production office was literally the caboose. Most of the actors are real people from the surrounding area except the lead actress was imported from Los Angeles."