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Antje Duvekot — Dandelion
Album: Boys, Flowers, Miles
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Released: 2005
Length: 3:57
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When Harry met Sally it was settled
That Mary Jane would fall for Spiderman
The story was set in stone like Tarzan and Jane, Yoko and John

You were like my Hollywood movie
The butterflies and Central Park kiss
Of course you would pursue me, I was Julia Roberts
I mean, how could you resist

Well, I am the Fourth of July
I'm throwing you a fire in the sky
You could go blind in my light
But you were looking for an orchid
And I will always be a dandelion
Dandelion

So I put on the best of my Warhols
I could have been your Marilyn Monroe
But you had only eyes for the Mona Lisa
You shared my cab ride all the way home

But I am the Fourth of July
I'm throwing you a fire in the sky
You could go blind in my light
But you were looking for an orchid
And I will always be a dandelion

I am a middle class home, I am a worn out banjo
I'll never dance in Swan Lake, I'll never play the cello
I am the Northern Lights, I am invisible
I am a dandelion, I am forever wild

I am the Fourth of July
I'm throwing you a fire in the sky
You could go blind in my light
But you were looking for an orchid
And I will always be
You were looking for a tea light
And I will always be a forest fire
A dandelion
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 spacemoose wrote:

I do.  I'm quite enjoying it.
 
yup... I like it too... cheers RP
 Joy4life wrote:
Even more crappy folk{#Propeller}. Do people really want to hear this?
 
I do.  I'm quite enjoying it.

Too much of this style played on RP
Even more crappy folk{#Propeller}. Do people really want to hear this?
yet another sad shit
It's ok, kind of syrupy.
I discovered Antje right her on RP with this fine tune...then got see her at the Sutter Creek Theater...
what a great night 
Really great lyrics.  Burn on honey.
Shawn Colvin + Dar Williams = Antje
But will she sleep with me?
Dig it. Nice vibe. Kind of a folky mellow Poe.
{#Daisy}{#Hearteyes}{#Hug}{#Jump}{#Roflol}

Man, I'm starting to really resent RP for making me admit that I like chick music. ;) This is just lovely.
Yet another new favorite song found on RP. Thanks Bill :)
I've always been partial to dandelions and forest fires....
lovely...
 grimmel wrote:
always love the sound of six strings and a women's voice
 
Great comment of the day award !!!  Nice tune.

Now that was a Norwegian name if I ever heard one.

Very pretty song and pretty voice.
love the harmonies.. such a refreshingly simple song with a beautiful sound
I bought this cd after hearing it on RP
It is a great listen and her comments between songs are laugh out loud funny
 lmic wrote:
Her voice reminded me of Shawn Colvin.


 

I hear Jonatha Brooke a little, and Lucy Kaplansky a lot.

Nice song...completely off topic...my dad used to call me "Dandelion" as a baby (since my name is Dan).

The lyrics are horrendous.... all over the place and quite insipid.
I like it. Quite a bit. Plaintive, yet hopeful.
pretty song, makes me wanna drink some dandy wine and luv!
always love the sound of six strings and a women's voice
wferrier wrote:
If you take that when you need to detox, whatever, when your liver is overworked, by whatever ails you. Learned that from a kitchen witch.
Can we get back to the music.
wow! wow! wow! this is a very nice tune.
kaosmonkey wrote:
When I was in kindergarten (in Ohio, actually) our class went to the playground, collected all the dandeliion flowers we could find, then made actual jelly out of it. Dandelion Jelly. Seriously.
If you take that when you need to detox, whatever, when your liver is overworked, by whatever ails you. Learned that from a kitchen witch.
Thanks, RP for showcasing Antje... I got this entire album from eMusic because of your playing this song and Reasonland!
vocal in this track has a bit too much of a signal processed sound to it IMO. i bet it sounds just fine clean.
Jacksonstat wrote:
Did anyone use to take dandelions and rub them on your cheeks or the backs of your hands when you were a kid? I did, it was fun :)
When I was in kindergarten (in Ohio, actually) our class went to the playground, collected all the dandeliion flowers we could find, then made actual jelly out of it. Dandelion Jelly. Seriously.
Nice voice and song.
Her voice reminded me of Shawn Colvin. ColoBacon wrote:
I thought it was Patti Griffin...I think we can add Antje to the likable female accostic singer/songwriter crowd.
what a beautiful sad song.
Jacksonstat wrote:
Did anyone use to take dandelions and rub them on your cheeks or the backs of your hands when you were a kid? I did, it was fun :)
Or better yet make their heads pop off!!
Did anyone use to take dandelions and rub them on your cheeks or the backs of your hands when you were a kid? I did, it was fun :)
Me too. When did the IG's corner the market on acoustic guitar and harmonies? I think she is harmonizing with herself though. Not as authentic as the Indigo Girls and kind of hard to do live. exeter wrote:
I thought this was an Indigo Girls song at first. I guess that's a good thing, since I like the Indigo Girls. :-)
:arrowd: klik her nose, she likes that, an' you'll be surprised with more!
Mari wrote: She has a kind face. I like this song quite well.
Alafia wrote:
She's great live: a mesmerizing stage presence, and very personable and humble, almost shy, but with a sharp sense of humor.
Very well put, spot on. Cheers to this comment. If you are a member of Folk Alley, check out her live performance they recorded. She does have that shyness about her, but at the same time, warmth and honesty. You get the feeling that Antje is truely happy to be sitting there playing for you. Also check out her collaboration with Solas on their Reunion cd. What a gem, and what a voice.
She's great live: a mesmerizing stage presence, and very personable and humble, almost shy, but with a sharp sense of humor.
I hadn't heard of her before today, but, you know, this is pretty good. Certainly not banal and generic like so much of its Lilith-oriented kind. And she's rather attractive, too.
I hate songs that name drop like this. Too bad, cause the melody and the voice are nice. Kind of a Sarah Harmer vibe.
I thought it was Patti Griffin...I think we can add Antje to the likable female accostic singer/songwriter crowd.
I thought this was an Indigo Girls song at first. I guess that's a good thing, since I like the Indigo Girls. :-)
Quite nice!