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PostPosted: Fri April 12th, 2019, 23:49 GMT 

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I got shoved down ’n’ pushed around
All I could hear there was a screamin’ sound
Don’t remember one thing more
Just remember wakin’ up on a little shore
Head busted, stomach cracked
Feet splintered, I was bald, naked . . .
Quite lucky to be alive though



Makes me smile every single time.


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PostPosted: Sun April 14th, 2019, 12:04 GMT 

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"When you think you've lost everything you find out you can always lose a little more" is one that floored me on the first listen. Lyrics notwithstanding, The vocal alone on Where Are You Tonight is a personal favourite. The menace behind the woman with a face like a teddy bear who is tossing a baseball bat in the air and the sadness of the grave of some child that never wept nor smiled. There is an old story (falsely) attributed to Hemingway where he says he will break your heart in six words "For Sale, Baby Shoes, Never Worn". That couplet in Dreamin' Of You always reminds me of that. Economy of words. I'm realizing that I rarely listen to the studio stuff anymore eschewing that in favor of the live material. What's moving is his delivery and those nights when an odd cadence, a changed line, things thrown in or things thrown out change a little something about a song and make it more resonate and impactful.


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PostPosted: Mon April 15th, 2019, 14:23 GMT 
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From a cheerless room in a curtained gloom
I saw a star from heaven fall

I turned and looked again but it was gone

:(


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PostPosted: Mon April 15th, 2019, 14:38 GMT 
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Outside of two men on a train platform there's nobody in sight
They're waiting for spring to come, smoking down the track
The world could come to an end tonight, but that's all right
She could still be there sleeping when I get back.


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PostPosted: Mon April 15th, 2019, 16:46 GMT 
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Sweetheart68 wrote:
From a cheerless room in a curtained gloom
I saw a star from heaven fall

I turned and looked again but it was gone

:(


This is such a great one. Maybe the best couplet on that record. I'm also quite fond of

"How long can I stay/
In this nowhere cafe/
'fore night turns into day?
I wonder why I'm so frightened of dawn"


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PostPosted: Wed April 17th, 2019, 17:37 GMT 

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One favorite is, the extra verses in Workingmans blues live versions, about, midsummers eve and the stars that spinning around....


Always make me thinking about photos like this
https://www.google.com/search?q=spinnin ... 24&bih=447


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PostPosted: Wed April 17th, 2019, 22:18 GMT 
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Pauley wrote:
panther wrote:
All of "Blind Willie McTell" is lyrically and emotionally masterful, of course, but when he gets to the very end (after the aforementioned "God is in His Heaven / and we all want what's His" line), I am very affected by Bob's voice when he conclusively sings:

I'm gazing out the window of the St.James Hotel
and I know no one can sing the blues like Blind Willie McTell


It ties up the whole lyric, the source-song that inspired it musically, the entire tragic/heroic history of the American south, and the majesty of the blues in one couplet sung with inspired passion.


Agreed. It is as good if not better than the whole blood on the tracks album.


Wait, what?
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PostPosted: Thu April 18th, 2019, 07:56 GMT 
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Tim Finnegan wrote:
Outside of two men on a train platform there's nobody in sight
They're waiting for spring to come, smoking down the track
The world could come to an end tonight, but that's all right
She could still be there sleeping when I get back.


The phrase smoking down the track. Oh yeah!


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PostPosted: Fri April 19th, 2019, 16:06 GMT 
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The songs and lines that are autobiographical for me. Too many to mention, but I'll mention a few.

When I was in Missouri, they would not let me be... I only saw what they let me see.

She lit a burner on the stove and offered me a pipe......you look like the silent type.

I started out on burgundy and soon hit the harder stuff. (all his lyrics about imbibing).

People just get uglier and I have no sense of time.

Well the dream dried up a long time ago....living in the shadows of a fading past

Ain't talkin, just walkin

Infinity goes up on trial

Am I here all alone?

In the courtyard of the golden sun you stand and fight or you break and run

Glad we fought, only wish we'd won


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PostPosted: Fri April 19th, 2019, 19:02 GMT 

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Narrow Way wrote:
The songs and lines that are autobiographical for me. Too many to mention, but I'll mention a few.

When I was in Missouri, they would not let me be... I only saw what they let me see.

She lit a burner on the stove and offered me a pipe......you look like the silent type.

I started out on burgundy and soon hit the harder stuff. (all his lyrics about imbibing).

People just get uglier and I have no sense of time.

Well the dream dried up a long time ago....living in the shadows of a fading past

Ain't talkin, just walkin

Infinity goes up on trial

Am I here all alone?

In the courtyard of the golden sun you stand and fight or you break and run

Glad we fought, only wish we'd won


"Autobiographical" can mean a lot of things. No judgments here; a good line is a good line.

When I was in Missouri would not let me be
When I was in Missouri would not let me be
Wouldn't rest content till I came to Tennessee
--Furry Lewis, "I Will Turn Your Money Green"


Ain’t talking, just walking
Down that highway of regret
Heart’s burning, still yearning
For the best girl this poor boy’s ever met.
--Ralph Stanley and Don Anthony


Oh I'm a good old rebel, now that's just what I am.
For this "fair land of freedom" I do not give a damn.
I'm glad we fought against it, I only wish we'd won,
And I don't want no pardon for anything I done.
--James Innes Randolph, "The Good Old Rebel"


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PostPosted: Fri April 19th, 2019, 20:06 GMT 
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mojofilter wrote:
Narrow Way wrote:
The songs and lines that are autobiographical for me. Too many to mention, but I'll mention a few.

When I was in Missouri, they would not let me be... I only saw what they let me see.

She lit a burner on the stove and offered me a pipe......you look like the silent type.

I started out on burgundy and soon hit the harder stuff. (all his lyrics about imbibing).

People just get uglier and I have no sense of time.

Well the dream dried up a long time ago....living in the shadows of a fading past

Ain't talkin, just walkin

Infinity goes up on trial

Am I here all alone?

In the courtyard of the golden sun you stand and fight or you break and run

Glad we fought, only wish we'd won


"Autobiographical" can mean a lot of things. No judgments here; a good line is a good line.

When I was in Missouri would not let me be
When I was in Missouri would not let me be
Wouldn't rest content till I came to Tennessee
--Furry Lewis, "I Will Turn Your Money Green"


Ain’t talking, just walking
Down that highway of regret
Heart’s burning, still yearning
For the best girl this poor boy’s ever met.
--Ralph Stanley and Don Anthony

Oh I'm a good old rebel, now that's just what I am.
For this "fair land of freedom" I do not give a damn.
I'm glad we fought against it, I only wish we'd won,
And I don't want no pardon for anything I done.
--James Innes Randolph, "The Good Old Rebel"





A good line is a good line, but it hits you harder when you think wow that really did happen to me.


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PostPosted: Tue May 21st, 2019, 05:38 GMT 
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Narrow Way wrote:
The songs and lines that are autobiographical for me. Too many to mention, but I'll mention a few.

When I was in Missouri, they would not let me be... I only saw what they let me see.

She lit a burner on the stove and offered me a pipe......you look like the silent type.

I started out on burgundy and soon hit the harder stuff. (all his lyrics about imbibing).

People just get uglier and I have no sense of time.

Well the dream dried up a long time ago....living in the shadows of a fading past

Ain't talkin, just walkin

Infinity goes up on trial

Am I here all alone?

In the courtyard of the golden sun you stand and fight or you break and run

Glad we fought, only wish we'd won
What kind of pipes were you smoking?


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PostPosted: Tue May 21st, 2019, 13:21 GMT 
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Though it's not his song, the performance...Hard Times.
One of his...Not Dark Yet.


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PostPosted: Tue May 21st, 2019, 17:01 GMT 
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No Time To Think
Journey Through Dark Heat


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PostPosted: Tue May 21st, 2019, 17:29 GMT 
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jimb727 wrote:
One of his...Not Dark Yet.

Yes.
Played this again a couple days ago after a while, almost crapped my pants


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PostPosted: Wed May 22nd, 2019, 16:11 GMT 

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I'm in a fire and brimstone mood today, so here goes:

Yes, I guess I loved him too!
I can still see him in my mind climbing that hill.
Did he make it to the top? Well he probably did and dropped,
Struck down by the strength of the Will

-Foot of Pride


You see this woman standin' next to me
She's foreign to your sight
Well, her eyes may be a different colour than mine,
but her blood is red and her bones are white.
You've been seeking them eternal, spiritual things,
but your fifty-dollar smile confirms
You're still tryin' to buy your way into the dreams of them
Whose bodies will be food for worms

-Yonder Comes Sin


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PostPosted: Wed May 22nd, 2019, 17:11 GMT 
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Pauley wrote:
Narrow Way wrote:
The songs and lines that are autobiographical for me. Too many to mention, but I'll mention a few.

When I was in Missouri, they would not let me be... I only saw what they let me see.

She lit a burner on the stove and offered me a pipe......you look like the silent type.

I started out on burgundy and soon hit the harder stuff. (all his lyrics about imbibing).

People just get uglier and I have no sense of time.

Well the dream dried up a long time ago....living in the shadows of a fading past

Ain't talkin, just walkin

Infinity goes up on trial

Am I here all alone?

In the courtyard of the golden sun you stand and fight or you break and run

Glad we fought, only wish we'd won
What kind of pipes were you smoking?


The good kind.


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PostPosted: Wed May 22nd, 2019, 19:54 GMT 
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wormington wrote:
jimb727 wrote:
One of his...Not Dark Yet.

Yes.
Played this again a couple days ago after a while, almost crapped my pants
Ha ha! I would have too. Not sure bob would have been to pleased.


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PostPosted: Wed May 22nd, 2019, 20:04 GMT 
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We Better Talk this Over is such heartbreakingly sad song about a relationship that is crumbling to pieces.

Anyone who has gone through the death throes of a stagnant relationship will recognise and feel the pain that bleeds through these lyrics.

A stunning song of painful woe!


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PostPosted: Wed May 22nd, 2019, 20:19 GMT 

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thickboy wrote:
We Better Talk this Over is such heartbreakingly sad song about a relationship that is crumbling to pieces.

Anyone who has gone through the death throes of a stagnant relationship will recognise and feel the pain that bleeds through these lyrics.

A stunning song of painful woe!


I think the song your thinking about is Wigwam from self-portrait


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PostPosted: Wed May 22nd, 2019, 20:20 GMT 
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thickboy wrote:
We Better Talk this Over is such heartbreakingly sad song about a relationship that is crumbling to pieces.

Anyone who has gone through the death throes of a stagnant relationship will recognise and feel the pain that bleeds through these lyrics.

A stunning song of painful woe!


Ah, you're back!
[and on point]


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PostPosted: Wed May 22nd, 2019, 20:28 GMT 
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Any instrumental from Pat Garrett and Billy the Kid.


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PostPosted: Wed May 22nd, 2019, 20:53 GMT 

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Thickboy, you would LOVE Darius Tucker's take on Rock Me, Mama from the Billy the Kid sessions! Anyone have a link laying around??


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PostPosted: Thu May 23rd, 2019, 06:46 GMT 
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RedLightMind wrote:
Thickboy, you would LOVE Darius Tucker's take on Rock Me, Mama from the Billy the Kid sessions! Anyone have a link laying around??
I thought that was sung by bob


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PostPosted: Thu May 23rd, 2019, 09:20 GMT 
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Are you so fast that you cannot see that I must have solitude?
When I am in the darkness, why do you intrude?

Well I've been to the mountain and I've been in the wind
I've been in and out of happiness

the way he almost shouts changing of the guards live


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