Beauty in Disrepair is a beautiful album, and actually an improvement on his also stellar 2007 release. The majority of the songs were written in the aftermath of his divorce. In that respect, it’s actually easy to see some parallels in themes to Stoney Larue’s Aviator.
There’s a very poetic nature to the title of the album, but also in the lyrics to the songs themselves. In one of the true standout tracks, the album closer “The Lines,” Hart sings
“It was certain
Time that was lost could be made up
If life hits you fast there's no take backs
But there's a grace in that
It was worth it
These are the lines that you're made of”
And in another standout track, “The Best That I Can Give,” Hart sings about the divorce and how it is the best thing for everyone involved:
“Back when we started, before the storm came
I gave you "sometimes", you needed "always"
Thought we were fine, but you saw it first
Now I can give you the life you deserve”
Hart has put out and crafted a beautiful album without a bit of disrepair in earshot.
“The Best That I Can Give”