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Elephant Revival — Barefoot Friend
Album: Break In the Clouds
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Released: 2010
Length: 3:11
Plays (last 30 days): 2
I moved across the ocean
And [wound ] in the forest and the field.
I bet blue skies will be wide open
In the moment that's where I need to be.
There is no sidewalk.
There is no smooth talk.
Just a long walk to where I'm gonna be.
It's such a [fine line] situation.
I've got patience.
Patience.
Patience.
Patience.

I been flowing for the ocean.
I'm tripping all over myself.
Falling, falling down now.
I adore you, but you're leaving me a mess.
I confess, I caught you caring.
Got to sharing,
Sharing like the rest.
It's such a [fine line] situation
I got patience.
Patience.
Patience.

I blow across the prairie.
Don't be wary. Oh the wind can be your friend.
I been lost and found all over
Fields of clover.
Saw a blue man once again.
It's the rain on a tin roof.
It's so humid, can't tell the water from the wind.
Such a fine line situation.
I got patience.
Patience.
Patience.
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Corrections to lyrics (from the band's website):
I move across the ocean
Find wild love
, in the forest and the field
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It's such a fine line situation
-
Don't be weary, for the wind can be your friend 
I'll be lost and found all over
Fields of clover
All blooming once again
--

I'm still unconvinced that it's "weary" instead of "wary", but I will concede that the website's author is probably closer to the source material than anyone else.
 RabbitEars wrote:

I'm not familiar with the other bands, but... 

"Elephant Revival took its name from Rose’s experience busking outside the elephant cage at The Lincoln Park Zoo, in Chicago. He was moved to do so after two elephants that had lived there together for 16 years were separated by zookeepers. Within days of the separation, both elephants had died, leaving the elephant cage empty. A seed was planted in the musician to revive the spirit of the lost elephants, the spirit that flows between all things on this Earth and that animates all that the band does."

I think the band's music pretty much captures that spirit. 
 
Thanks for this, RabbitEars. That was a tragedy, and understandably impactful. 
love the fiddle weaving through this one
He seems to be a busy doctor.
 MrStatenIsle wrote:
Someone please help me out here, why is 'elephant' popular to use in band names these days?

To date, I've learned of these from RP:

Cage The Elephant
Elephant Revival
Elephant Stone

Some of the music is good, but those names are not. I mean, no one in a few years is gonna say, "hey man, remember that Elephant Stone concert?"
 
I'm not familiar with the other bands, but... 

"Elephant Revival took its name from Rose’s experience busking outside the elephant cage at The Lincoln Park Zoo, in Chicago. He was moved to do so after two elephants that had lived there together for 16 years were separated by zookeepers. Within days of the separation, both elephants had died, leaving the elephant cage empty. A seed was planted in the musician to revive the spirit of the lost elephants, the spirit that flows between all things on this Earth and that animates all that the band does."

I think the band's music pretty much captures that spirit. 
I read that scientists are working on bringing back the Mammoth; now that would be an elephant revival!
 jacopo777 wrote:


Because names like the Beatles and the Stones have already been taken
 

Ah, great. Thank you for your help with that!
 MrStatenIsle wrote:
Someone please help me out here, why is 'elephant' popular to use in band names these days?

To date, I've learned of these from RP:

Cage The Elephant
Elephant Revival
Elephant Stone

Some of the music is good, but those names are not. I mean, no one in a few years is gonna say, "hey man, remember that Elephant Stone concert?"
 

Because names like the Beatles and the Stones have already been taken
Someone please help me out here, why is 'elephant' popular to use in band names these days?

To date, I've learned of these from RP:

Cage The Elephant
Elephant Revival
Elephant Stone

Some of the music is good, but those names are not. I mean, no one in a few years is gonna say, "hey man, remember that Elephant Stone concert?"
C'mon mon! - Enough reggae for today! This feels like the 5th in a row. PSD!
{#Wink}
Ha!  Created an account with the plan to submit Elephant Revival after having just discovered both Radio Paradise and Elephant Revival this month.    I'm pleasantly surprised to see them already here.  More Elephant Revival please! {#Laughing}
Elephant Revival is an awesome band from Colorado!  Check them out.  They really deliver in concert.
LOVELY!
GREAT!! IS this melody or is it not?
 Tennisgirl wrote:

Surprisingly charming....a nice complement to Jimmy and Sam in the artist/songwriter circle.   Can't comment on his musicality though since I was too busy laughing.  The audience loved him, particularly the two girlfriends I was with.

 
Cool!   They're all good...{#Group-hug}
This has it all. Thank you, Bill, for the gift of this song.
It is a shame that both "Sing To The Mountain" and "Ring Around The Moon" isn't played here on RP.
 cohifi wrote:

Curious...How was Matt?

 
Surprisingly charming....a nice complement to Jimmy and Sam in the artist/songwriter circle.   Can't comment on his musicality though since I was too busy laughing.  The audience loved him, particularly the two girlfriends I was with.
 Tennisgirl wrote:
Had an incredible treat here in T.O. Friday night...saw these guys, Jimmy LaFave, Sam Baker, Matt the Electrician and Red Molly all playing in a tiny 200-person venue for an amazing 4-hr show—-with a front row table!  What a talented 5-some Elephant Revival is.  All 5 do amazingly varied vocals and instrumentation,  I think most if not all lead in a least a song or two, and they gave a tremendous show.  Certainly looking for great stuff to come out of them in the future... Btw, why don't we hear any Sam Baker or Jimmy LaFave on RP??
 
Curious...How was Matt?
Had an incredible treat here in T.O. Friday night...saw these guys, Jimmy LaFave, Sam Baker, Matt the Electrician and Red Molly all playing in a tiny 200-person venue for an amazing 4-hr show—-with a front row table!  What a talented 5-some Elephant Revival is.  All 5 do amazingly varied vocals and instrumentation,  I think most if not all lead in a least a song or two, and they gave a tremendous show.  Certainly looking for great stuff to come out of them in the future... Btw, why don't we hear any Sam Baker or Jimmy LaFave on RP??
 Misterfixit wrote:
Wait! I see Romeotuma is now a "former member". Did he get evicted from his hotel room for too much dancing ?
 

I have been saved!  Everybody in my church be dancing...
 
Wait! I see Romeotuma is now a "former member". Did he get evicted from his hotel room for too much dancing ?
 (former member) wrote:

This song puts a spring in my step this autumn night...

 
You know just the right words to say. Say hello to Romeo and the rest of the hotel room high kickers.

This song puts a spring in my step this autumn night...

 dachter1love wrote:


A song for all seasons, eh? :-)
 


This song puts a spring in my step this summer evening...  hope you are having a nice evening right this minute...


 
 romeotuma wrote:


This song puts a spring in my step this summer day...

 
 



A song for all seasons, eh? :-)


This song puts a spring in my step this summer day...

 
 fredriley wrote:
I'm not sure I'd want to revive a sleeping elephant - could be a bit risky with a couple of tons of animal rolling and stretching :o)
 
...but he'd always remember to send you a card on your birthday.
Minor, sweet synchronicity: I muted RP for a while to talk on the phone and think. I got into sorting through some photos to change the screen saver on my Mac laptop. I finally chose one Apple provided with the machine, an elephant on the African savannah. Then I return to RP. What's playing? A cool tune by Elephant Revival. 
Nice and folky!


marvelous...
 

 


This song puts a spring in my step this winter evening...




Could this be one of the best road-trip sings ever?
 romeotuma wrote:


beautiful...  simply beautiful...

 
 
Sorry bloke, what was your point again?  I didn't quite catch it.
On a side note; did anyone notice how this CD cover/case is not industry standard shaped?  no big deal, if not.


beautiful...  simply beautiful...

 


This song is good for the ears...

 
I look forward to this song.
a fiddle, banjo, upright bass, mix in some harmonies...how can you go wrong w/ that recipe?
 DriftingDave wrote:
Great song, great band and it's a shame that both "Ring Around The Moon" and "Sing To The Mountain" were rejected.
 
This is a great song. I was introduced to Elephant Revival by RP and I too am surprised that "Ring Around the Moon" is not also played here. I cannot stop listening to that track...
Great song, great band and it's a shame that both "Ring Around The Moon" and "Sing To The Mountain" were rejected.
I'm a sucker for any rock song with a banjo in it.  Give it an 8.
 bluecshells wrote:
Lovely song....great voices!
 

Yes, this song is fantastic...
 
An interesting combination of new and rustic...I think I like this.
Lovely song....great voices!
 romeotuma wrote:

This is a really beautiful song...  love it...

 
 

Tell us how you really feel about this song..... 

This is a really beautiful song...  love it...

 
 ElkeL wrote:
Absolutely brilliant
 
I agree...  love this song...

 
Absolutely brilliant


fantastic...  love it...

 




This song is soooo good for the feet...

 



This song is magnificent...
 



I'll dance to this...

 
 eswiley2 wrote:
My iTunes bill is starting to look more like a car payment. 
 
you have a car payment?


Profound...  love this fantastic song...




 sirdroseph wrote:
Good fiddle man!{#Boohoo}
 
Indeed. In my experience everyone likes a good fiddle now and again.
My iTunes bill is starting to look more like a car payment. 
 michaelgmitchell wrote:
So, a 'pig' song, then this 'elephant' song. I'm thinking you should something from The Monkees or Alvin and the Chipmunks next? Just saying.
 
This comment is funny because in this list, the last song was "Suzanne is Perfect." I can see some lame country song where some guy is singing about his perfect pig Suzanne.

Good fiddle man!{#Boohoo}
So, a 'pig' song, then this 'elephant' song. I'm thinking you should something from The Monkees or Alvin and the Chipmunks next? Just saying.
I'm not sure I'd want to revive a sleeping elephant - could be a bit risky with a couple of tons of animal rolling and stretching :o)


This is a great song...

 
These guys and gals are among the hottest acts in Colorado today ... and this record has done very well among public/community radio in state.
cohifi wrote:
Wow! I was thinking earlier how nice it would be to go shoeless
Except for temporary use flip flops or Crocs, shoes are for special occasions.



Love it!    This is awesome!

 
These guys were so fantastic to see live. Nice surprise to hear them tonight. Thanks!!
Added to my "Bands to See" list (with the usual caveat of boycotting ticketmaster-only bands/venues).
Did Bill just say "truely ikky" ? Surely not {#Beat}

(He was talking about commercials)

This song makes my feet tap. Thats good. 7.


Very nice winters afternoon music. I'm liking this group more and more.
https://news.blogs.cnn.com/2011/01/17/scientists-trying-to-clone-resurrect-extinct-mammoth/

(My firefox won't paste links for some reason and I'm too lazy to fix it.)

Wow!  I was thinking earlier how nice it would be to go shoeless
I like it. . .
So far, so good:  8