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Josh Joplin Group — I Am Not The Only Cowboy
Album: The Future That Was
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5.4

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Total ratings: 136









Released: 2002
Length: 3:55
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And it starts like this
We crave to be kissed by a moment complete in its happiness
Far away from the things that we wish to escape
That lead us to think that we are not awake
We are ourselves despite ourselves
This place gets smaller as the universe swells
We come to terms eventually, eventually, eventually

I am not the only cowboy in this one horse metaphor
And I am not the only lifeguard who's washed up on the shore
Wake me up, take me out
Call me down when I'm in doubt
And I'm in doubt every day

Words are like weight with density and shape, modifying forms they evaporate
You can choose the truth, you can listen to light
You can lead the charge and still lose the fight
Far be it from me to claim anything
For I am just one in a state of being
I come to terms eventually, eventually, eventually

I am not the only proverb that never really fits
And I am not the only Caulfield who's catching more than kids
Wake me up, take me out
Call me down when I'm in doubt
And I'm in doubt

And so it ends as it begins as everything that is infinite ascends
Into its time all things pass
All things fade, all things last
You are yourself despite yourself
This world grows smaller as the universe swells
We come to terms eventually, eventually, eventually

And I am not the only boxer that hasn't words to write
And I am not the only poet who's much too scared to fight
Wake me up, take me out
Call me down when I'm in doubt
And I'm in doubt every day

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na na-na na-na
na na-na na-na

And it starts like this
We crave to be kissed by a moment complete in its happiness
We are ourselves eventually eventually eventually

I am not the only cowboy in this one horse metaphor
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Self-conscious, derivative. Maybe Stipe or others could've pulled this off, but Josh ain't doin' it.
This guy sounds like Michael Stipe, but younger.
does this song have any originality at all? Sucks REM backwash....
Darlington wrote:
One of the worst "white boy" raps ever put on record.
I was thinking "white boy rap" as soon as I heard it; I see I wasn't the only one. #-o
I hate the Cowboys, but I actually like this song and this album and this "group." No accounting for taste. Just ask my accountant.
The Josh Joplin Group? The Josh Joplin Group? It took a group to turn this out? You gotta be kidding.
I like this song quite a bit. The mixed metaphors are too intentionally silly to be pretentious.
Enough, enough, enough. Why does this song get so much airplay here?
Dave_Mack wrote:
Surprised nobody has mentioned Leo Kottke's "Jack Gets Up" - "Every morning when you get up, when you get up, when you get up out of bed"...or something like that.
I thought the same thing, although it does get more orchestrated later in this song where Kottke's stays consistent.
What pretensious stupidity. Juvenile. Did I mention I hate it?
Huey wrote:
this song sucked at the begining "and so it ends"
One of the worst "white boy" raps ever put on record.
this song sucked at the begining "and so it ends"
R.E.M. meets Arrested Development....... blech.
Please rid this pretentious, overwrought song from the playlist.
Eventually, Eventually, Eventually this song will end.
Comercial "Automatic For The People" soundalike... :drunk:
sounds really REM-like, though not quite so creative. still, nice enough.
I like a good play on words. Good sound. An 8.
Preppy rap
This is terrible.
Surprised nobody has mentioned Leo Kottke's "Jack Gets Up" which this is a dead ringer for, except the quirkiness doesn't work here, IMHO. "Every morning when you get up, when you get up, when you get up out of bed"...or something like that. Just lowered my rating to 3. I hate the the spoken parts of this song.
Somehow both goofy and pretentious. And overplayed on this station.
Didn't some of those lyrics come form another song?
Leslie wrote:
worthy of a 4 rating after about 10 listens
You're generous!
worthy of a 4 rating after about 10 listens
"I'm not the only Cauflield who's catching more than kids." Nice allusion.
I hope this song ends eventually, eventually, eventually,.
Joplin's local. He sucks!
ENS3 wrote:
Saw these guys open for Old 97s in Asheville a while back and immediately went to get their album. He sounds like Stipe, but there are worse people to be compared to.
I think he sounds just like Brian VanderArk of the Verve Pipe. Used to see them in E. Lansing before they made it big. But they're defunct now. That's what you get for going corporate....
Yes, he does sound like Stipe, but is even more pretentious! Who knew that was possible?
Saw these guys open for Old 97s in Asheville a while back and immediately went to get their album. He sounds like Stipe, but there are worse people to be compared to.
ArbiterOfGoodTaste wrote:
Voice sounds a bit like Michael Stipe, but a pleasant enough tune.
agreed...every time it comes on I think I'm forgetting an REM song. the lyrics are nice.
The song will be over eventually, eventually, eventually :)
I am continually amazed by this song! I've gotta get the album!
Wow - good song! Whoot!
Good song, just like one'd expect from JJ, but why does this have a higher rating than Camera One?
Sounds like they're borrowing from Lou Reed's "Take A Walk On The Wild Side".
Voice sounds a bit like Michael Stipe, but a pleasant enough tune.