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Cowboy Junkies — The Stars of our Stars
Album: One Soul Now
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Released: 2004
Length: 4:13
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Stars of our stars.
Dreams of my dreams.
You come to me
Singing " The Stars Of Our Stars".

The stars of our stars
Came up the first day.
The moon did set.
The sun comes up.
And all the stars did disappear.

Stars of our stars.
Dreams of my dreams.
You come to me
Dancing to "The Stars Of Our Stars".

The stars of our stars
Came up the second day.
The moon did set.
The sun comes up.
And all the stars did disappear.

Times at night in the spill of light
You catch a glimpse.
You make a start with an eager heart,
But it always slips.
And then everything shifts.

Stars of our stars.
Dreams of my dreams.
You come to me
Trailing "The Stars Of Our Stars".

The stars of our stars
Will come up the third day.
The moon will set.
The sun comes up.
And all the stars will disappear.
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It might not "rock" but it is better than instant bloody karma.
Guitar riff does remind me of Bush's Glycerine
this does not rock
 Proclivities wrote:

Which "data" are you referring to? 
 
The android from Star Trek:The Next Generation, based on the lines.  "Why" is a mystery to me.
 ODAD wrote:
Data : I HATE this song !! 
BillG : More Cowboy Junkies ?
Data : Please !
 
Which "data" are you referring to? 
Data : I HATE this song !! 
BillG : More Cowboy Junkies ?
Data : Please !


One of those songs that makes me turn the volume up just a little more. Margo's vocals are like that, and the bass line closes the deal on this song.
Great Tune
Hate.

At primary school, my peers would express strong preferences by using words like hate with gusto.

At home, I grew up on Nazi occupation stories and heard the terms 'hate' and 'loath' being used in a very different context.  When family members are being summarily executed in retaliation for sabotage committed by terrorists,  the negative feelings run deep.  

I never use the term 'hate' except to describe the emotions suffered when one group violently abuses another.

North Americans are lucky.  North America has gone several generations without war on North American soil.   The term 'hate' has been subverted to express preferences over consumer goods and services.
I think he just goes and hides in his garden shed at the bottom of his tiny allotment....

oldsaxon wrote:
It sounds to me that more work is required. The temple is there, spend more time in it.
(I'm not particularly temply, but if it works for you then work at it) Your post was most revealing of your person.
kingart wrote:
Posted: Sep 17, 2012 - 16:11
 

Apparently you are not close enough to your Dukkha Samudaya, which, presumably, is a source of enlightenment, for then, how could base and ego-centric words like "hate" or "pisses me off" pass through you? You must have a really big backyard for it, or a very small Peruvudaiyaar Temple, which simultaneously is big enough for your ego but matches the limitations of these perceptions. You may loathe or love music as your soul and standard pleases, but perhaps you should resist the temptation to self-aggrandize.  Retreat to your secret temple to recover from an innocuous piece of music? Wow. 

 
Sasha2001 wrote:


When music I hate pisses me off I try to spend some time in the Peruvudaiyaar Temple I keep in the backyard. Shiva baths me in light and acceptance allowing me to forgive whichever second-rate musician has robbed me of the 3-5 minutes I could have used to get closer to my Dukkha Samudaya. Its important to remember that even the avijja need Samudaya.
  
it's crazy to imagine someone throwing lingo like that around even using words like hate and music in the same sentence. i can see how like - if this music seriously drags you into the world of suffering - how you can't even leave the house. you're a shut in, is that it?...living a perfect existence in a pristine garden given food and water that hasn't hurt another living thing on it's path to your table, and this song shatters that whole world ...?  wow. my whole brain just exploded in my skull.. that's cool
 


thank you...
Really like this song!
   beautiful vocal tones and other treasures from CJs
Love the Cowboy Junkies, this in particular is a good track.
really cool vibe going on

 
 kingart wrote:
Posted: Sep 17, 2012 - 16:11
 

Apparently you are not close enough to your Dukkha Samudaya, which, presumably, is a source of enlightenment, for then, how could base and ego-centric words like "hate" or "pisses me off" pass through you? You must have a really big backyard for it, or a very small Peruvudaiyaar Temple, which simultaneously is big enough for your ego but matches the limitations of these perceptions. You may loathe or love music as your soul and standard pleases, but perhaps you should resist the temptation to self-aggrandize.  Retreat to your secret temple to recover from an innocuous piece of music? Wow. 

 
Sasha2001 wrote:


When music I hate pisses me off I try to spend some time in the Peruvudaiyaar Temple I keep in the backyard. Shiva baths me in light and acceptance allowing me to forgive whichever second-rate musician has robbed me of the 3-5 minutes I could have used to get closer to my Dukkha Samudaya. Its important to remember that even the avijja need Samudaya.
  
it's crazy to imagine someone throwing lingo like that around even using words like hate and music in the same sentence. i can see how like - if this music seriously drags you into the world of suffering - how you can't even leave the house. you're a shut in, is that it?...living a perfect existence in a pristine garden given food and water that hasn't hurt another living thing on it's path to your table, and this song shatters that whole world ...?  wow. my whole brain just exploded in my skull.. that's cool
 

  It sounds to me that more work is required. The temple is there, spend more time in it.
(I'm not particularly temply, but if it works for you then work at it) Your post was most revealing of your person.


Posted: Sep 17, 2012 - 16:11
 

Apparently you are not close enough to your Dukkha Samudaya, which, presumably, is a source of enlightenment, for then, how could base and ego-centric words like "hate" or "pisses me off" pass through you? You must have a really big backyard for it, or a very small Peruvudaiyaar Temple, which simultaneously is big enough for your ego but matches the limitations of these perceptions. You may loathe or love music as your soul and standard pleases, but perhaps you should resist the temptation to self-aggrandize.  Retreat to your secret temple to recover from an innocuous piece of music? Wow. 

 
Sasha2001 wrote:


When music I hate pisses me off I try to spend some time in the Peruvudaiyaar Temple I keep in the backyard. Shiva baths me in light and acceptance allowing me to forgive whichever second-rate musician has robbed me of the 3-5 minutes I could have used to get closer to my Dukkha Samudaya. Its important to remember that even the avijja need Samudaya.
  
it's crazy to imagine someone throwing lingo like that around even using words like hate and music in the same sentence. i can see how like - if this music seriously drags you into the world of suffering - how you can't even leave the house. you're a shut in, is that it?...living a perfect existence in a pristine garden given food and water that hasn't hurt another living thing on it's path to your table, and this song shatters that whole world ...?  wow. my whole brain just exploded in my skull.. that's cool
 

love this song...  love this album...
 

Everybody in my church loves this marvelous song...
 
Used to dig them, but I can't get into them these days (2004 is recent enough I guess). And I would never buy any of their music due to her alignment with the head of the Canadian record lobby. Bill might as well play some Metallica. 
Unremarkable.   Oh wait, I just remarked.  But I did it while yawning.
 Sasha2001 wrote:


When music I hate pisses me off I try to spend some time in the Peruvudaiyaar Temple I keep in the backyard. Shiva baths me in light and acceptance allowing me to forgive whichever second-rate musician has robbed me of the 3-5 minutes I could have used to get closer to my Dukkha Samudaya. Its important to remember that even the avijja need Samudaya.
 
it's crazy to imagine someone throwing lingo like that around even using words like hate and music in the same sentence. i can see how like - if this music seriously drags you into the world of suffering - how you can't even leave the house. you're a shut in, is that it?...living a perfect existence in a pristine garden given food and water that hasn't hurt another living thing on it's path to your table, and this song shatters that whole world ...?  wow. my whole brain just exploded in my skull.. that's cool
 
The music of this band is pretty boring. But since I hear them so often on RP I start to wonder what am I missing.
Oh joy unbounded - an entire day of great RP music without a single second of Arcade Fire to take the shine off.
Thanks Bill ! 


This song is soooo delicious...  love it...

 
 Sasha2001 wrote:


When music I hate pisses me off I try to spend some time in the Peruvudaiyaar Temple I keep in the backyard. Shiva baths me in light and acceptance allowing me to forgive whichever second-rate musician has robbed me of the 3-5 minutes I could have used to get closer to my Dukkha Samudaya.

Its important to remember that even the avijja need Samudaya.
 

You are a wise sage Sasha.{#Meditate}
 westslope wrote:

Hey! It is infectious.

 
I know what you mean...  love this song...  hope life is grand for you right this minute...

 
 romeotuma wrote:

Everybody in my hotel room be dancing...  love this song...
 

 
Hey! It is infectious.

 sirdroseph wrote:
This band pisses me off for being allowed to record albums and like play them and stuff!!{#Arghhh}
 



When music I hate pisses me off I try to spend some time in the Peruvudaiyaar Temple I keep in the backyard. Shiva baths me in light and acceptance allowing me to forgive whichever second-rate musician has robbed me of the 3-5 minutes I could have used to get closer to my Dukkha Samudaya.

Its important to remember that even the avijja need Samudaya.
 Byronape wrote:

Makes me wonder how many rooms and occupants this hotel has...
 


It has many many rooms...  many many residents...  we love this song...

 
 horstman wrote:


Nothing is going to save your soul Sirjoseph except repentence. Maybe you should petition the Lord with Prayer!
 

Reparations I tell you!{#Lol}
 sirdroseph wrote:


Her voice damages my soul and I want reparations!{#Arghhh}
 

Nothing is going to save your soul Sirjoseph except repentence. Maybe you should petition the Lord with Prayer!
 romeotuma wrote:


They be dancing, too!  Everybody in my whole hotel loves this song...


 

 
Makes me wonder how many rooms and occupants this hotel has...

 yodasan_magoo wrote:


You do a fair amount of dancing my friend.  Bet your neighbors below love you {#Angel}
 

They be dancing, too!  Everybody in my whole hotel loves this song...


 

 romeotuma wrote:

Everybody in my hotel room be dancing...  love this song...
 

 

You do a fair amount of dancing my friend.  Bet your neighbors below love you {#Angel}




Everybody in my hotel room be dancing...  love this song...
 

 coolpeople_rule wrote:

Why?...qualify your message please. Don't be so angry btw...it's just music. Did they hurt you in any way?  If so, let it go.  
                                                                                       {#Meditate} 

 

Her voice damages my soul and I want reparations!{#Arghhh}

This is one fine song...  love it...


 

Great Song!




I'll dance to this...

 
I'm digging this. I'd pretty much written off the Junkies by the mid-90s, but this is pretty good. Don't know if I can reconcile liking the music but not liking Margo and her husband, who is the head of the Canadian RIAA, CRIA. Oh, well. 
Different sound.
 guess Margo got some therapy

Digging the guitar sounds in this! Crunchy...
 sirdroseph wrote:
This band pisses me off for being allowed to record albums and like play them and stuff!!{#Arghhh}
 
Why?...qualify your message please. Don't be so angry btw...it's just music. Did they hurt you in any way?  If so, let it go.  


                                                                                       {#Meditate} 

Pretty much the only Cowboy Junkies song I can take anymore. No disrespect to them or their fans, but most of thier music puts me sleep faster than mainlining Ambien.  This one, on the other hand, is positiviely perky!
I love anything C.J.!!
This band pisses me off for being allowed to record albums and like play them and stuff!!{#Arghhh}

very cool song...



I really do not like this band.{#No}


smooth groove...  love it...


fabulousashell band.

boringashell song.


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 dunno wrote:

but on a great album, nevertheless !

 


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 stalfnzo wrote:
Good, but definitely not their best.

 
but on a great album, nevertheless !

Good, but definitely not their best.



This song is good for the ears...


Yeah, boring song. Sounds like should be on an easy listening station.
 superfido wrote:
Always found these guys boring. Just doesn't do it for me. DOn't know what it is about them really.
 
Margo Timmins singing "Sweet Jane" or "Lay it Down."

Always found these guys boring. Just doesn't do it for me. DOn't know what it is about them really.

{#Yawn}

Fell in love in Kelowna while the 'Trinity Sessions' was just released. Margo makes me think of that woman now.

Nice memories. Moonlight, water, lust.

I swear. I have lived a charmed life.

 stratrjb wrote:
what a cool tune.

 

Roger that . . . {#Cool}

I found this shot of cvandoren on the web...you don't have any room to talk!

go_ski_mully wrote:
I will second you on Margo being Drop Dead Stunning! :hearteyes: ...
I couldn't help it, had to google her image. This was the first link... Not her good side? :wink:
ThePoose wrote:
I cannot believe my ears: a semi-upbeat song by the Boring Monkeys. Try a scream or two, Margo.
Hear hear! :clap:
eskles wrote:
Hope you're correct - I have tickets to see them in Chico this May.
He's right; Margo Timmins will seduce you.
E_A_D_G wrote:
Stunningly good band. See them live if you can.
Hope you're correct - I have tickets to see them in Chico this May.
I to am starting to become enraptured with the Cowboy Junkies. I also told several many friends about RP and that I have been hearing them here. They are fans of RP if nothing else now, a few have actually bought some disks already one is an over the road truck driver, he got this CJ disk and totally loves it.
I cannot believe my ears: a semi-upbeat song by the Boring Monkeys. Try a scream or two, Margo.
Stunningly good band. See them live if you can.
The CJs are my favorite. They are true to their nature, do what they want, when they want and Michael Timmons is a virtual genius songwriter. KAC
ThePoose wrote:
Right. They almost never get out of first gear. Margo is drop-dead stunning, but her delivery is wish-I-were-dead numbing.
I will second you on Margo being Drop Dead Stunning! :hearteyes: but ya I have the same issue with these guys needing to take it up a notch or two ...but, I'd still pay to see them live and sit in the front row and bask in Margo's beauty! ...I heard a rumor that John Prine was in love with Margo a few years back ...wonder how that worked out for the old postman?
jennywho wrote:
I think I could like the Cowboy Junkies if the singer had more than a 5 note range. :ask:
Right. They almost never get out of first gear. Margo is drop-dead stunning, but her delivery is wish-I-were-dead numbing.
Synchronicity... :meditate:
what a cool tune.
that guitar riff seems to me to be just like Bush's "Glycerine" chord for chord
I remember my rocker friends freaking out hearing for the first time a Dinosaur Junior tune being covered by the Junkies. I remember there eyes opening to a new world of music. Very cool band... I saw them and Blue Rodeo a long time ago it was a wonderful night.
I like Simon Keeper off this release quite a lot. It was quite thoroughly raked when it played many weeks ago (and hasn't been heard from since). But I agree with other posts; this a weaker effort by the Junkies.
This is definitely one of their weaker efforts. I'm a huge CJ fan and have been a little disappointed in this entire album.
Marr wrote:
What's more Margot Timmons is one of the most friendly rock singers I've ever seen. You can depend on her coming out after shows to sign autographs and chat like normal folk.
CJ at little old Hoyt Sherman theatre was a real treat, one of the most intimate shows i've seen. While I'm not in love with any particular album of theirs, I'd see them any chance given.
What's more Margot Timmons is one of the most friendly rock singers I've ever seen. You can depend on her coming out after shows to sign autographs and chat like normal folk.
And here's a tip next time you see her in concert - Margot really likes to get flowers at the start of the show :nodhead:
DBCinCA wrote:
I've been following this band since the beginning, and bought a few CDs along the way, but each time, my hopes of something new / better / different fade. There's no particularly bad CJ song/disc I know of, but so few of them stand out for me as really excellent tunes with any staying power. This one just confirms that CJ are a competent but predictable band...
I just wish folks would stop harping on the Junkies for keeping the same "sound" for so long. They found something they like and have stuck with it. You can tell that when you see them live. They're not posers or chameleons changing their tune with every change of the wind. I relish the fact that I can depend onthem putting out some of the best mellow rock/blues. Their music is some of the best around for driving to late at night or relaxing to with a beer after a long day at work. What's more Margot Timmons is one of the most friendly rock singers I've ever seen. You can depend on her coming out after shows to sign autographs and chat like normal folk.
that fuzzy guitar is such a bummer...
Don't think so - unless Michael Timmin's daughter (6 years old) is a Paula Cole fan. Cause Michael wrote the song based on something his daughter made up and sang for him. s fluorophore wrote:
Because it's directly lifted from Paula Cole. Bank it: https://www.paulacole.com/multimedia/audio/paula-ordinary.mp3
I think I could like the Cowboy Junkies if the singer had more than a 5 note range. :ask:
I like the song they did on the disc: Por Vida A Tribute To The Songs Of Alejandro Escovedo. It is called "don't need you". Or maybe it sounds good cause I am trying to get over a man...lol!
artmarcia wrote:
This song is very familar to me. Why? the LRC? from a Paste Sampler? Wherever, I think it rocks.
Because it's directly lifted from Paula Cole. Bank it: https://www.paulacole.com/multimedia/audio/paula-ordinary.mp3
I've been following this band since the beginning, and bought a few CDs along the way, but each time, my hopes of something new / better / different fade. There's no particularly bad CJ song/disc I know of, but so few of them stand out for me as really excellent tunes with any staying power. This one just confirms that CJ are a competent but predictable band...
Not the best song they've ever done - but better than most music out there. What's really amusing about this song is that its genesis was in a "song writing" session between Michael Timmin's and his 6 year old (I think that's her age) daughter. s
It was on the Paste sampler recently, issue #10 I think. The more I hear of Cowboy Junkies, the more I like.
This song is very familar to me. Why? the LRC? from a Paste Sampler? Wherever, I think it rocks.