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The Jayhawks — All The Right Reasons
Album: Rainy Day Music
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Released: 2003
Length: 3:20
Plays (last 30 days): 1
As I lay upon my bed, I begin dreaming
Of how it's gonna be the day that I am free
Once I settle like the dust upon the table
But then you came along
You helped me write this song

I don't know what day it is,
I can't recall the seasons
And I don't remember how we got this far
All I know is I'm loving you for all the right reasons
In my sky you'll always be my morning star

Like a tired bird flying high across the ocean
I was outside looking in
You made me live again
From the mountains to the prairies little babies
Figures fill their heads
Visions bathed in red

I don't know what day it is,
I can't recall the seasons
And I don't remember how we got this far
All I know is I'm loving you for all the right reasons
In my sky you'll always be my morning star

From the train in Manchester, England
Lightning fills the sky
As I watched you wave goodbye
From the mountains to the prairie little babies
Figures fill their heads
Visions bathed in red

I don't know what day it is,
I can't recall the seasons
And I don't remember how we got this far
All I know is I'm loving you for all the right reasons
In my sky you'll always be my morning star
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JJ Cale’s classics for anything. Perfect dinner music, dancing, one of my all time favs......✨
 kingart wrote:
Has a certain Dan Fogelberg - ish to it. 
 
A little bit, but not as bloodless and schmaltzy as Fogelberg's stuff always seemed to me.
They're not nearly as good without Mark Olson.
 kingart wrote:
Has a certain Dan Fogelberg - ish to it. 

 
I can hear 'Leader of the Band'..ish
8 —> 9.

Saw them not long ago, they were wonderful.
Made me stop work and sing along.
 kingart wrote:
Has a certain Dan Fogelberg - ish to it. 

 
  it does that, faintly..
Has a certain Dan Fogelberg - ish to it. 
 Gazraman wrote:
a go-to band for spot on harmonies and perfectly built songs. 
 
What you said. Opening made me think of CSNY at their best.
 UhLain wrote:
This is mine and BFs song....

I mention it to him about potentially playing during the ceremony of our (future) wedding. He listens to it, intently and then says "yes.... this one... OR.... let me play one for you!" Of course, I'm in the moment and thinking he's really thought of something great to play... it turns out to be ACDC "For those about to Rock... we salute you".

REALLY?! Boys.

 
Classic.  I hope you settled on this one for the ceremony.  Of course, "for those about to rock" is almost obligatory at the reception... along with "Big Balls" for that matter.

Wishing your well in your 2nd/3rd(?) year of marital bliss. 
a go-to band for spot on harmonies and perfectly built songs. 
Love.  {#Hearteyes}
Pretty freakin awesome
 UhLain wrote:
This is mine and BFs song....

I mention it to him about potentially playing during the ceremony of our (future) wedding. He listens to it, intently and then says "yes.... this one... OR.... let me play one for you!" Of course, I'm in the moment and thinking he's really thought of something great to play... it turns out to be ACDC "For those about to Rock... we salute you".

REALLY?! Boys.
 
Be thankful it's not NIN's Closer to God!


pretty
what a nice song! really nice!!! {#Jump}
Great Song!!
Great song
This is mine and BFs song....

I mention it to him about potentially playing during the ceremony of our (future) wedding. He listens to it, intently and then says "yes.... this one... OR.... let me play one for you!" Of course, I'm in the moment and thinking he's really thought of something great to play... it turns out to be ACDC "For those about to Rock... we salute you".

REALLY?! Boys.
New album out this month!
 Tana wrote:
I think the Jayhawks are underestimated. I've never even bought any of their music, don't know their names or anything about them, but every time they come on RP, my ears perk right up.
 
I recommend Hollywood Town Hall, Tomorrow the Green Grass, Smile, Sound of Lies, and Rainy Day Music.

Some of the best harmonies in rock.
Chills. This is going onto the wedding playlist. Wow.
I think the Jayhawks are underestimated. I've never even bought any of their music, don't know their names or anything about them, but every time they come on RP, my ears perk right up.
It´s simple and it´s beautiful, thanks.
I already loved this song when I saw Gary Louris and Mark Olson in a small club in Sydney earlier this year. I was standing 4 feet from Louris at the merch table after the show when he spontaneously started singing it accapella as a request for a couple who were about to get married. It was one of the most magical music moments I've ever been lucky enough to witness.
This is a great love song for sure.
 WayUpNorth wrote:
Thankfulness meditation for the day:  I'm thankful that I'm not too jaded to appreciate this song.
 
Bravo!  Jaded-ness can certainly be a problem on this message board

Thankfulness meditation for the day:  I'm thankful that I'm not too jaded to appreciate this song.
 WonderLizard wrote:
Y'all can slam Gary Louris all you want, and maybe "All The Right Reasons" is too sentimental by half, but, dadgummit, there's something right about that album.
 
The tricky bit about doing any "sentimental" art, is doing it right, without becoming overly mushy/tacky/cheesy/corny/tasteless, if you know what I mean.
I think we agree, the Jayhawks have done it quite well here..

(Oh, and thanks for adding "dadgummit" to my vocabulary {#Smile}  )

Reminded me more of the New Riders of the Purple Sage, or Pure Prairie League.  Liked it.  Alot.
 WonderLizard wrote:
Now I don't know what the criteron/a is/are for a great album, but I've got a 13-year-old, for whom Bowling For Soup constitutes high art, who just downloaded all of Rainy Day Music on to her iPod. Granted, she knows all the lyrics, and we've been singing the damned album together since it came out, but still. Y'all can slam Gary Louris all you want, and maybe "All The Right Reasons" is too sentimental by half, but, dadgummit, there's something right about that album. Stepping down carefully from soap box. Sorry for the rant. Exiting sheepishly stage right...
 
Well put.
Excelsior wrote:
Saccharine as hell. Sounds like it came right out of the Dawson's Creek soundtrack. 2.


Anybody who rates U2's Where the Streets Have no Name a 10 probably knows a lot about poisonous sugar substitutes.

"The vocal harmonies remind me of the Grateful Dead. However, I LIKE these guys."———pyro

 WTF ? You might try to stay between the lines.
Saccharine as hell. Sounds like it came right out of the Dawson's Creek soundtrack. 2.
:puke:
I don't know what day it is, I can't recall the seasons And I don't remember how we got this far Sunday, Summer and Grace. :wave:
The vocal harmonies remind me of the Grateful Dead. However, I LIKE these guys. :lol:
Wow that poor guy is really confused. I'll go "3" on this one just cuz i feel sorry for him not even knowing what day it is.
pannaramma wrote:
really trite and corny.
I'm a softy but this is so sugary that it's making me gag a little. too squishy.
The Jayhawks are one of those bands nobody seems to know but produce consistenly fine work. I'll find myself randomly humming one of their songs and have to grab the iPod to hear it. Thanks for playing them!
So it's sentimental...that's not always a bad thing. This song makes me stop and listen.
really trite and corny.
cheap-shot pxd wrote:
crap
crap
This is fantastic.Quite beautifull.Those harmonies made my eyes water.
A 13 year old with this on her iPod? Dad, Mom, take a bow. You've done splendidly. WonderLizard wrote:
Now I don't know what the criteron/a is/are for a great album, but I've got a 13-year-old, for whom Bowling For Soup constitutes high art, who just downloaded all of Rainy Day Music on to her iPod. Granted, she knows all the lyrics, and we've been singing the damned album together since it came out, but still. Y'all can slam Gary Louris all you want, and maybe "All The Right Reasons" is too sentimental by half, but, dadgummit, there's something right about that album. Stepping down carefully from soap box. Sorry for the rant. Exiting sheepishly stage right...
I bet she dumped him.
Now I don't know what the criteron/a is/are for a great album, but I've got a 13-year-old, for whom Bowling For Soup constitutes high art, who just downloaded all of Rainy Day Music on to her iPod. Granted, she knows all the lyrics, and we've been singing the damned album together since it came out, but still. Y'all can slam Gary Louris all you want, and maybe "All The Right Reasons" is too sentimental by half, but, dadgummit, there's something right about that album. Stepping down carefully from soap box. Sorry for the rant. Exiting sheepishly stage right...
Very cute song. I like it.
sinner7 wrote:
I played and sang this song with my guitar for my wife during our wedding reception during the dance. One of the most surreal moments of my life, then my Phil uncle shouted: "You're goona get lucky tonight!". Quite the experience, she was crying and smiling at the same time. I think I subtituted Rice Lake, WI for Manchester to make it more fitting. Music and great song writing are wonderful.
Rice Lake, Wisconsin for Manchester, England...hey that fits nicely. Well done.
I played and sang this song with my guitar for my wife during our wedding reception during the dance. One of the most surreal moments of my life, then my Phil uncle shouted: "You're goona get lucky tonight!". Quite the experience, she was crying and smiling at the same time. I think I subtituted Rice Lake, WI for Manchester to make it more fitting. Music and great song writing are wonderful.
SIGH.
betterdaze wrote:
"Once I settled, like the dust upon the table." :good-vibes: So nice to hear this song.
How about: "From a train in Manchester, England Lightning fills the sky as I watch you wave goodbye" Old Jayhawks, new Jayhawks...it's amazing how incredibly good they've stayed through all these years and changes. Couldn't like 'em more if I tried.
Mary_Read wrote:
More like Parsons on Sweetheart of the Rodeo, IMO.
I was going to say Poco. They're all the same, basically. (Except Gram was the coolest!)
trekhead wrote:
Early EAGLES (good), meets Mamas/Papas (meh). Still great on their own.
More like Parsons on Sweetheart of the Rodeo, IMO.
Sometimes sweet simple tunes settle sizzling sentiments. On some days this might seem cloying....not today... :meditate:
*nods* I like it!!
dadofsammy wrote:
I need some Mojo Nixon.
There's therapeutic music for that affliction - Don Henley, DJ-ed by Martha from MTV. And don't forget that Elvis is in Nutty-Buttys. RIP Country Dick
Has that nice old feeling to it....mmmmmm! :daisy:
Absolutely outstanding. :hug:
"Once I settled, like the dust upon the table." :good-vibes: So nice to hear this song.
Great road trip music!
I don't know why, but every time I hear this song I have to stop everything I'm doing and just enjoy it. :music:
Cynical as I may be sometimes, I'm a sucker for this type of feel-good tune.
daveesh wrote:
do these guys think they're crosby, stillls and nash?
I'm pretty sure they know they're the Jayhawks.
Excellent , I saw them one month ago in Madrid. Outstanding concert. I think they play with the bass player of Soul asylum.
do these guys think they're crosby, stillls and nash?
Very enjoyable song and a great album. I just remembered how much I love it. Thanks B!
honeygirl wrote:
I just remembered that I love someone.
Kinda handy that. Could put it on a fridge magnet if you keep forgetting :cheesygrin:
well certainly Wall drug south dakota is in, well, south dakota. beelzebubba wrote:
Uhhh...isn't this Live? Uhh, no, think this is Creed....uuuuhhh, who cares...it still sucks.
I just remembered that I love someone... :angel:
:yawn:
Early EAGLES (good), meets Mamas/Papas (meh). Still great on their own.
Uhhh...isn't this Live? Uhh, no, think this is Creed....uuuuhhh, who cares...it still sucks.
Not generic, but seems kinda dull to me today.
Sam Baugh - is this also generic?
Another great Jayhawks tune!
dadofsammy wrote:
Y'know, I just want to slam these guys so badly.....but darn it all, they're just too nice. I just can't shake the image of Ned Flanders singing lead on this....and the whole Flanders family harmonizing. I need some Mojo Nixon.
"Build yerself an Ark-y, Ark-y."
Love the Jayhawks, never let you down. A 9.
jayladdin wrote:
I'm still working on convincing my fiancee to have the wedding party come down the aisle to this song. (I'm also convincing her that when she comes down the aisle, we need to play "So Are You To Me" by eastmountainsouth.)
Great idea. My unsolicited advice, if she doesn't want to, don't push it. Let her do whatever SHE wants on HER day, as it typically means more to the bride, anyway. However, I'm impressed that you want to participate in the planning, and she (hopefully) will embrace your ideas.
Great song. No really; great song.
Stuart wrote:
1) Starts at rating: 7 2) add line "mountains to the praries, little babies": reduce to 5 3) put vocal strain on the word "baayybies": reduce to 4 4) repeat 2 and 3 more than once: reduce to 3 And yes I do enjoy sap; I even have a little baby. But this crosses a line.
And *bump* again ---- says it all. Oh, except for the Flanders Family comment, which is icing.
Its lyrics aren't maybe meant for that so much, but this song can have a comforting effect.
I just can't shake the image of Ned Flanders singing lead on this....and the whole Flanders family harmonizing.
LOL! Well now you've done it! That picture will instantly pop into my mind whenever I hear this song from now on!!
Jayhawks--Kansans--what's not to like?
Y'know, I just want to slam these guys so badly.....but darn it all, they're just too nice. I just can't shake the image of Ned Flanders singing lead on this....and the whole Flanders family harmonizing. I need some Mojo Nixon.
excellent song, even better set. bravo Bill! :notworthy:
Boosiewolf wrote:
Me too. I think they're kind of reminiscent of Crosby, Stills and Nash on this CD.
I'll buy that. Helplessly hoping...
Love it, good reminder to pop the album back into the player... thanks :)
This whole CD is wonderful. Sappy, but they do sappy soooo well, it just makes you stop what your doing and listen, it's just beautiful. :music:
I'm still working on convincing my fiancee to have the wedding party come down the aisle to this song. (I'm also convincing her that when she comes down the aisle, we need to play "So Are You To Me" by eastmountainsouth.)
Stuart wrote:
1) Starts at rating: 7 2) add line "mountains to the praries, little babies": reduce to 5 3) put vocal strain on the word "baayybies": reduce to 4 4) repeat 2 and 3 more than once: reduce to 3 And yes I do enjoy sap; I even have a little baby. But this crosses a line.
Just had to bump Stuart's comment back to the top, where it belongs.
mperetz wrote:
I'm a total sucker for harmony. Not sure why, but even when the song is mediocre I still like it. Go figure. This song seems quite nice on the neurons.
Me too. I think they're kind of reminiscent of Crosby, Stills and Nash on this CD.
I like the Jayhawks. I have this in my home CD player now. (pimp)
This song is still making me cry every time I hear it... and not in that "I-don't-like-it" way.
Really liked this song until a recent break-up, now it makes me want to run from the room screaming! :(
1) Starts at rating: 7 2) add line "mountains to the praries, little babies": reduce to 5 3) put vocal strain on the word "baayybies": reduce to 4 4) repeat 2 and 3 more than once: reduce to 3 And yes I do enjoy sap; I even have a little baby. But this crosses a line.
I know the song is sappy - - BUT it strikes right home as to how I feel about my wife of 14 years.
Songs with 'Little babies' in them irk me. Sorry.
I like the song, despite/because of the sap factor, but isn't it getting a little overplayed? haven't been able to listen too often in the last couple of weeks, but have heard this lots.>
Isobel wrote:
Is THAT what it is? Is that why the harmonies sound like the Dead? Not a bad thing, whatever it is. I love this band and I think the harmonies are a big reason why. They reach in and tug at something. Again, not a bad thing.
Agree with you all the way!
rexi wrote:
soppy stuff! I quite like it. But has anybody ever noticed the harmonies are slightly out of tune?
Is THAT what it is? Is that why the harmonies sound like the Dead? Not a bad thing, whatever it is. I love this band and I think the harmonies are a big reason why. They reach in and tug at something. Again, not a bad thing.
soppy stuff! I quite like it. But has anybody ever noticed the harmonies are slightly out of tune?
zipper wrote:
Wouldn't this be the perfect wedding song?
Absolutely!
I'm a total sucker for harmony. Not sure why, but even when the song is mediocre I still like it. Go figure. This song seems quite nice on the neurons.
these guys just keep on getting better and better with each album. very cool.
Yeah, this is a little sappy... but Gary Louri can pull it off.
KevDogRedux wrote:
This or Metal Machine Music by Lou Reed. :nyah:
Side 3, especially!
The Jayhawks. I KNEW there was a reason why I hated this song.
deedaug wrote:
my compatibility with the jayhawks is always inconsistent - but this one gets me.
My sentiments exactly. Sometimes they seem icky-wimpy to me, but this is lovely.
my compatibility with the jayhawks is always inconsistent - but this one gets me.
KevDogRedux wrote:
This or Metal Machine Music by Lou Reed. :nyah: Seriously, I think this is a very touching song. One of my favorites.
:lol: If Lou's playin, make it Sweet Jane, please. Or..... maybe Iggy Pop's Lust for Life?
joe1 wrote:
What an absolute Tosser!!!!!.... as John Mc' may say.... You cannot be fucking serious, asshole?'.......
Thanks, as always, for your thoughtful, intelligent comments, Joe. You're such a breath of fresh air, Joe. Don't go changing now.... :rolleyes:
zipper wrote:
Wouldn't this be the perfect wedding song?
This or Metal Machine Music by Lou Reed. :nyah: Seriously, I think this is a very touching song. One of my favorites.
Wouldn't this be the perfect wedding song?
veegez wrote:
This is the second time I've come across the word lugubrious on the internet today. Also, it's the second time I've seen/heard it in my life. (I live a sheltered life.) Are you out there posting a bunch of lugubs out there today? If so, stop it. Also, sorry about the inability of your MP3 player to play good music. Sucks for you.
now that's funny! :clap:
just saw them last tuesday....they were superb!!! better than i imagined. the harmonies were PERFECT!!! this one was really beautiful live. love this song...thanks R&B!
heyhowyadoin wrote:
:roflol: just doesn't get any better than this! what an amazing band.......EVERY song on this disc is top shelf.....
What an absolute Tosser!!!!!.... as John Mc' may say.... You cannot be fucking serious, asshole?'.......
nearly absolute crap...gave it a '3' anyway......Barf!!!