[ ]   [ ]   [ ]                        [ ]      [ ]   [ ]
Joan Osborne — Make You Feel My Love
Album: Righteous Love
Avg rating:
6.1

Your rating:
Total ratings: 404









Released: 2000
Length: 3:55
Plays (last 30 days): 0
"When the rain is blowing in your face
And the whole world is on your case
I could offer you a warm embrace
To make you feel my love

When evening shatters and the stars appear
And there's is no one to dry your tears
I could hold you for a million years
To make you feel my love

I know you haven't made your mind up yet
But I would never do you wrong
I've known it from the moment that we met
No doubt in my mind where you belong

I'd go hungry, I'd go black and blue
I'd go crawling down the avenue
No there's nothing that I wouldn't do
To make you feel my love

The storms are raging on the rolling sea
And on the highway of regret
The winds of change are blowing wild and free
You ain't seen nothin' like me yet

I could make you happy
Make your dreams come true
There is nothing that I wouldn't do
Go to the ends of the earth for you
To make you feel my love"
Comments (87)add comment
One of the things I like about RP is hearing different versions of familiar songs.  I quite like this one - a nice stripped down version.
Oh no, this cover is sub zero compared to the one by Adele...
easily beats all other versions, including the original, with all due respect 😌
 hbriggs60 wrote:
You're right, it's not free. But paying money doesn't give anyone the right to be uncivil, rude and obnoxious as many of the people here are. For the life of me, I have no idea why some people post comments that they would never in a million years say to someone's face. That level of "discourse" doesn't help Bill and Rebecca improve the playlist, it only brands the commenter as ignorant and thus they probably get IGNORED. For the record, I like the song. horstman wrote:
Reality check. Not free internet radio. This station is listener supported. So if you think it is free, so be it. Kinda of like going to church and never dropping money in the plate. Bill and Rebecca ask for our money so they can play music that we listen to. Part of that "subscription" is the right to bitch and moan and complain about the songs we think are crap. And also rave and praise the songs we love. I give them a fair amount of money. More than what I would give sirius or XM. And in my honest "I paid for it" opinion, this song is lame. :flamed: :ass:
 


horstman:
Mr. Dylan does not write 'crap' or 'lame' lyrics.  If you think so, you are sure in the wrong place, no matter how much you think you are 'paying' for the right to slam a man who has been proclaimed the greatest songwriter of the 20th century.  Or is it Ms. Osborne's version of it, that you feel is 'lame'? Perhaps you'd like his version better? Here:  youtube.com/watch?v=fdWto-AUM3Q
My daddy used to tell me, "Son, if you don't have something nice to say, don't say anything". It has served me well in my life, you may want to try it. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdWto-AUM3Q



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdWto-AUM3Q



https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fdWto-AUM3Q




Joan Osborne & Patti Smith Bowery Ballroom 2007-12-30  by Houari B.
https://www.flickr.com/photos/houari_b/

Copyright All rights reserved
.

Joan Osborne - "To Make You Feel My Love" Live (2003)

"from Sausalito, CA 2003 - To Make You Feel My Love (Bob Dylan) - Joan Osborne (One Of Us, St Teresa, Right Hand Man, How Sweet It Is, Breakfast In Bed, Relish, Righteous Love...Bob Weir, Grateful Dead, Phil Lesh); musicians: Billy Ward, Jack Petruzelli, Tracy Wormworth, Andrew Carillo"

is this valentines' day? Three songs about love. someone's randy
burnthebridge wrote:
There are too many songs covered by Joan Osborne on RP right now. Actually, there is just too much Joan Osborne for my liking. However, the upcoming Church track will right the ship.
Well, RP turned me 180 on Joan. I especially enjoy her latest album, which Bill features pretty frequently. I don't know the original version of this song, but I give Joan an 8 for it.
You're right, it's not free. But paying money doesn't give anyone the right to be uncivil, rude and obnoxious as many of the people here are. For the life of me, I have no idea why some people post comments that they would never in a million years say to someone's face. That level of "discourse" doesn't help Bill and Rebecca improve the playlist, it only brands the commenter as ignorant and thus they probably get IGNORED. For the record, I like the song. horstman wrote:
Reality check. Not free internet radio. This station is listener supported. So if you think it is free, so be it. Kinda of like going to church and never dropping money in the plate. Bill and Rebecca ask for our money so they can play music that we listen to. Part of that "subscription" is the right to bitch and moan and complain about the songs we think are crap. And also rave and praise the songs we love. I give them a fair amount of money. More than what I would give sirius or XM. And in my honest "I paid for it" opinion, this song is lame. :flamed: :ass:
zenbob wrote:
Woof. Some folks git pritty uppity about their opinions. Reality check: free internet radio with an exceptional playlist 99% of the time. My opinion: as with every open-source project it will get better with input and feedback, but there are some pretty harsh words being thrown about. If you think Joan missed with this one, so be it. But she gave it a shot according to her lights. And to the person who asked "Why did she bother?", I suspect because she liked the song and wanted to sing it and hoped that others would like it, too. "Why did she bother?" How does a comment like that help anything? Why does anyone bother? Go RP. Go Bill. Go Rebecca.
Reality check. Not free internet radio. This station is listener supported. So if you think it is free, so be it. Kinda of like going to church and never dropping money in the plate. Bill and Rebecca ask for our money so they can play music that we listen to. Part of that "subscription" is the right to bitch and moan and complain about the songs we think are crap. And also rave and praise the songs we love. I give them a fair amount of money. More than what I would give sirius or XM. And in my honest "I paid for it" opinion, this song is lame. :flamed: :ass:
Ok, I was nice and gave it a "2" and now I gotta say this is a solid "1". This is Baaaaaaaaaaad. And not a good Baaaaaaaaad.
There are too many songs covered by Joan Osborne on RP right now. Actually, there is just too much Joan Osborne for my liking. However, the upcoming Church track will right the ship.
Woof. Some folks git pritty uppity about their opinions. Reality check: free internet radio with an exceptional playlist 99% of the time. My opinion: as with every open-source project it will get better with input and feedback, but there are some pretty harsh words being thrown about. If you think Joan missed with this one, so be it. But she gave it a shot according to her lights. And to the person who asked "Why did she bother?", I suspect because she liked the song and wanted to sing it and hoped that others would like it, too. "Why did she bother?" How does a comment like that help anything? Why does anyone bother? Go RP. Go Bill. Go Rebecca.
ecorunner wrote:
I think that Joan is trying to sound like Emmylou Harris.
if that was her (unlikely) intent, you've got to give her credit if she succeeded in making you think so. ecorunner wrote:
Thats not her style nor her strengths...Her voice needs to be in some song where she can let loose and be more edgy. Leave the folk to Emmylou Harris, Patti Griffin, and Gillian Welch.
that's an interesting opinion. what is your most apparent style/strength? have you defined and fixed your boundries as well? :wink:
beelzebubba wrote:
So I'm having this flashback to this girls apartment a long time ago; she invited me over and was playing something like this, and she made me some tofu concoction for dinner and some herbal tea, and started to come on to me and.... "Well I, um, I promised my friends I' would meet the for a beer down at the Ruckus Room, uh...gotta go!"
:lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol:
You know, hearing Dylan sing this makes sense. Even Garth Brooks. The simple lyrics, with a deep withered voice, are haunting. With a "pretty" voice and tarted-up production, the lyrics become cheesy, like a Hallmark card.
She adds nothing to something already done. Why did she bother?
chunk chunk kachunk chunk chunk chunk chunk kachunk chunk chunk do not foresake me o my darlin' love it
Uh.... :confused:
Ozzie would be so proud :clap: :drunk:
:yawn:
oufason wrote:
I use to think that this song was artist proof. Clearly I was wrong. Someone please upload the Trisa Yearwood version. Yes I did say Trisha Yearwood.
... Wow, she's good! ... (click here) ... and purty, thanx for the intro. ... :music: ...
mrselfdestruct wrote:
Nice. I like.
I agree. She got soul...
I use to think that this song was artist proof. Clearly I was wrong. Someone please upload the Trisa Yearwood version. Yes I did say Trisha Yearwood.
:frustrated: :headache: plaeeez make it stop
Nice. I like.
Don not forget that a HUGE part of Dylan's original was thanks to Daniel Lanois, who, by the way, had a boyhood home a few metres from I work in Gatineau (formerly Hull) Quebec. A charmant guy from a charmless town.
It's so sad that Ozzy never recognized her as his daughter. :rolleyes: She would have been a bad ass heavy metal singer... better than Kelly.
Mediocre cover by a mediocre musician of one of Dylan's less-good songs. Just dull as dishwater. Ug. Why bother? :snooty:
Yikes, what's with all the negative opinions. I love the song and her rendition of it. I didn't know it was her. I thought, just before looking at this page: "I love the way Emmy Lou Harris continues to incorporate Daniel Lanois's style from the Wrecking Ball days"
ScopArch wrote:
Ditto! If you're gonna play a cover of a great song, play a great cover! Luka Bloom's cover is MUCH better than this version! What's the attraction here?
Wow, another fan (or two) of Luka's? I LOVE Luka Bloom... I would rather hear him than JO any day of any week in any year, sorry.
Bob Dylan, Bob Schmylan. The lyrics ARE juvenile. Why do people think Dylan is God? Moon. June. Spoon.
While it may not be her best work, I still like it. I also say bravo to her for trying something she doesn't normally do. We never learn anything about ourselves and our abilities until we challenge them.
pdhski wrote:
As a cover song junkie, this left me way flat. Why bother?
Sure, but it's likely to get some of those precious Not Bob Votes. ;)
Yuk - it's not at all tuneful. Boring. The only song I've heard on RP that I wish would go end very soon - yay Radiohead next.
maddmatt wrote:
I gather from previous comments that Ms. Osborne did not write this song so my criticism is not directed at her. The lyrics are horrible! The simple-minded rhyming pains me like having to listen to a second grade class poetry assignment. The Horror, the horror!
Yeah, that Bob Dylan guy could use some schooling on lyric writing.... :wink: TJ
beelzebubba wrote:
So I'm having this flashback to this girls apartment a long time ago; she invited me over and was playing something like this, and she made me some tofu concoction for dinner and some herbal tea, and started to come on to me and.... "Well I, um, I promised my friends I' would meet the for a beer down at the Ruckus Room, uh...gotta go!"
Yep, the perfect seduction - herbal tea, tofu, a little Joan. Next thing the hairy armpits come out and then it's all over.
As a cover song junkie, this left me way flat. Why bother?
I gather from previous comments that Ms. Osborne did not write this song so my criticism is not directed at her. The lyrics are horrible! The simple-minded rhyming pains me like having to listen to a second grade class poetry assignment. The Horror, the horror!
I really detested her breakout "hit", "What If God Was One Of Us". In so many ways, that song just annoyed the heck out of me. It took me years to get around to checking other stuff of hers out, and discovering that some of it is damn good. This, on the other hand, is even worse than the first.... :grumpy.gif:
So I'm having this flashback to this girls apartment a long time ago; she invited me over and was playing something like this, and she made me some tofu concoction for dinner and some herbal tea, and started to come on to me and.... "Well I, um, I promised my friends I' would meet the for a beer down at the Ruckus Room, uh...gotta go!"
My thoughts exactly when I heard first heard this. It sounds like Emmylou but without the etheral, spiritual quality that gives her voice such beauty. Does anyone have Joan Osborne's "My Love is Alive" from the KFOG benefit CD to upload? ecorunner wrote:
I think that Joan is trying to sound like Emmylou Harris.....Thats not her style nor her strengths...Her voice needs to be in some song where she can let loose and be more edgy. Leave the folk to Emmylou Harris, Patti Griffin, and Gillian Welch.
God, I had no idea that several people covered this song. (see below) Nobody beats Bob though.
I think that Joan is trying to sound like Emmylou Harris.....Thats not her style nor her strengths...Her voice needs to be in some song where she can let loose and be more edgy. Leave the folk to Emmylou Harris, Patti Griffin, and Gillian Welch.
I love "Relish." That album is so edgy. When did Joan stop being edgy? Because, wow, she REALLY stopped.
I don't think that this is even close to as good as Trisha Yearwood does it. Wasn't this in the movie Hope Floats? I love the song and it's okay here. But you can feel it right down to your toes with Trisha.
MysticMilt wrote:
Outstanding. I love, love, love this cover. It's so stripped down and yet so elegant.
Word. :nodhead:
Nice version, but I prefer Jeff Buckley's version or was it Arid's?
shell wrote:
Beautiful song, nice cover. The Irish singer Luka Bloom does an even better job than JO - and no doubt better than Garth B (YUK!)
Ditto! If you're gonna play a cover of a great song, play a great cover! Luka Bloom's cover is MUCH better than this version! What's the attraction here?
Beautiful song, nice cover. The Irish singer Luka Bloom does an even better job than JO - and no doubt better than Garth B (YUK!)
dbeattie wrote:
I truly hated the Garth Brooks version of this song. (And I'm a semi-Garth fan; I have his greatest hits and like most of them). I think part of it was the movie it was in was just awful, in my opinion; I realize many of my friends disagree. So, I was surprised when this came on, and I actually liked it! I guess you never know how much a performance affects the music until you hear a different one. --David
Man, you look like a skinny Garth Brooks
Saw her several years ago when I was travelling in India. We happened to be in Dharmshala (where the Tibetan government-in-exile is based) when they were having a benefit concert with a wide range of acts. It was pretty neat to hear her sing "One of Us" with the Dalai Lama in attendance!
So, I never really liked Joan Osborne, but I rarely dislike a good cover of this song.
Check out the Timothy B. Schmidt cover of this song. I think that he brings out the beauty of the tune....
Outstanding. I love, love, love this cover. It's so stripped down and yet so elegant.
I've been irritated with her ever since she "phoned in" a performance at a street fair in San Diego a few years ago. That said, this is very cool.
Whew...lots of negativity. I've been a big Dylan fan since the mid sixties, and this "cover" turned me on to Dylan's original. Anyway, I think Joan's version is fine, just fine.
Great version. No pop-country artist could give Bob Dylan's lyrics this much soul.
Well, I didn't even know this was a cover, so without prejudice, I can say I love it!
I truly hated the Garth Brooks version of this song. (And I\'m a semi-Garth fan; I have his greatest hits and like most of them). I think part of it was the movie it was in was just awful, in my opinion; I realize many of my friends disagree. So, I was surprised when this came on, and I actually liked it! I guess you never know how much a performance affects the music until you hear a different one. --David
Leslie wrote:
Of the 34 songs from Joan's first 3 albums, she either wrote or co-wrote 25 of them. That means that 74% of all songs on her albums are NOT covers. Isn't math a wonderful thing? :)
"wrote or cowrote"? So Joan scores a 74 out of 100 on the originality test? That's a relatively average score, mathematically speak its barely passing. If you're going to use those kinds of "mathematical" facts, why don't you give it some context and consider how many artist don't ever do covers?
i dont like this version (and i have the album) it espesh jumps out when played back to back with another bob dylan classic makes you wonder - manfred mann, byrds covers were great because they were different from bob\'s original - joan just doesnt cut the mustard :lol:
Joan\'s first album?.. great.. Her covers? Leaves something missing... Like the last three minutes of my life.. Try again Maam.
absolutely phenomenal recording.
Originally Posted by oufason: This is just about the best thing I heard her do. This song shows Dylan's greatness as a song writer. I may get thrown off RP for even mentioning the following, but I think the Trisha Yearwood version is the best I heard. Don't vote me off!
Trisha's version is primo, blows Joan's off the map. Yearwood is one of my top vocalists. :wave:
I just heard her sing this last week as she opened for the Dixie Chicks - brilliant performance, really great interpretation of a really awesome song.
Beautiful song no matter who sings it!
Originally Posted by oufason: This is just about the best thing I heard her do. This song shows Dylan's greatness as a song writer. I may get thrown off RP for even mentioning the following, but I think the Trisha Yearwood version is the best I heard. Don't vote me off!
The tribal council has spoken! :lol:
Would I be geeky to say I like Billy Joel\'s version? Yeah...I thought so. :cry:
Pass the Insulin, please. :evil:
a mediocre cover of an EXCELLENT song. nice to hear a woman sing it anyway, if the lyrics don\'t match the voice.
Originally Posted by stickytyler: Joan, what did you bring to this song that Dylan didn't do on his own? Could you try and do something that isn't a cover?
Of the 34 songs from Joan's first 3 albums, she either wrote or co-wrote 25 of them. That means that 74% of all songs on her albums are NOT covers. Isn't math a wonderful thing? :)
This is just about the best thing I heard her do. This song shows Dylan\'s greatness as a song writer. I may get thrown off RP for even mentioning the following, but I think the Trisha Yearwood version is the best I heard. Don\'t vote me off!
joan\'s version good --- better than garth\'s, but dylan\'s is the best! there\'s just something about his desparate, scratchy, pleading voice that makes you believe him....
I really like this song - but her version isn\'t all that great.
I was surprised find out this was Joan. The vocals do not sound like her. I like the sparseness of the sound.
Originally Posted by ofmonad: I wanna have Joan's baby! :eek:
Please let us know when that becomes possible! :eek: ;)
I wanna have Joan\'s baby! :eek:
Bob Dylan keeps inspiring people (from streetmusicians to pro\'s) to cover his songs. New ones too! It\'s like he dashed off this song himself and already thought of other artists, to do it in the proper way. Joan Osborne, for instance, did it very nice and sober.
this one hits me very nicely this Sunday morning.
I definately agree XPat. I had just put an item on my active desktop when I checked to see what RP was playing. It was a 13th cent Bronze 1,000-Armed Kannon, Bodhisattva of Compassion (aka Chenrezik in Tibet) from the Kyoto National Museum. And there was Joan singing of love and compassion, pure and clean and fierce and gentle. Music as a herald of enlightened culture is up to whatever is brewed up by Bush & Co. When the sh*t\'s deep around one\'s ankles it\'s good to think of Lotuses. Om Mani Padme Hum !!! Nice set over the whole last 20 min. or so ( Tori Amos now) Pearl Jam was an excellent next cut after Joan. Radio Paradise Swaha !
A nice, spare ballad works every now and then, huh?