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Eliza Gilkyson — Promises to Keep
Album: 2020
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Released: 2020
Length: 4:19
Plays (last 30 days): 2
I've been crying in the dark of night
I can't find my way to sleep
Thoughts and prayers will never make things right
And I have promises to keep

I've been hoping there'll be some way through
And all our loved ones will be fine
No one knows what it will come down to
So I'm just looking for a sign

We're on fire, we're on fire, we're on fire now
We're on fire, we're on fire, we're on fire now

I've been counting on my angel choir
To put some wings upon my feet
Fill me up with inspiration's fire
And get me out into the street

We're on fire, we're on fire, we're on fire now
We're on fire, we're on fire, we're on fire now

I've been following the brightest star
Letting my conscience be my guide
Cos there's no roadmap gonna tell us where we are
But the fire of love burns deep inside

And I've been crying in the dark of night
With miles to go before I sleep
Thoughts and prayers will never make things right
But I have promises to keep
I have promises to keep
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I'm not a big fan of comparing a singer to another singers, but every time I hear this I think it's Tom McRae 
First time I got to know Ms. Wilkyson was from „Is It Like Today“, her interpretation of the World Party song which I liked very much. Glad to see she is well and still active. (Thanks to Radio Paradise where I learned about so many artists)
 aonley wrote:

This song - the opposite of "on fire"



Yeah, if this is the "on fire" part of something, it's on the way down the backside of it. 
This song - the opposite of "on fire"
I think the most surprising thing is that she recorded this at the age of 70. She sounds much younger than that.
Thank you Eliza. 
 Jayesea wrote:

Came across the lyrics online:




Thanks!  Now posted.
The fact that each verse begins with "I've" makes this song very similar to Shawn Colvin's cover of  Van Morrison's 'Someone Like You'; they sound quite similar, too.
 TimNH wrote:

Not great. The lyrics sound strangely familiar. I wonder if she is a fan of Robert Frost. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening

Or Jiminy Cricket...Let your conscience be your guide- ?-)

Tony in NJ

W.A.S.T.E.



Lame. Not on fire.
“‘On Fire“ baby!!!’ ~ you sure are! Like .... .... Mellow campfire embers glowing by just right, out bush somewhere in nature .,.
Hubbie Robert Jensen seems like an interesting chap.

Journalism prof, socialist, radical Christian. 
 westslope wrote:

Man, this really grows with subsequent listens.   I can picture myself about 3 metres from the artist in a coffee house. 

I've seen her a few times, closer than that! She opened for Loudon Wainwright III at The Cactus Cafe, a legendary small spot in the UT student union. Loudo was good and all, but Ms. Gilkyson was the star that night.
c.


This is fine.
"Thoughts and prayers will never make things right"

I'm not sure truer words have been spoken.
Man, this really grows with subsequent listens.   I can picture myself about 3 metres from the artist in a coffee house. 
 ratbbb2 wrote:
Like it, sounds a lot like Laura Marling to me which is a good thing IMO
 
Sounds nothing like Laura Marling, which is a good thing IMO.
 ratbbb2 wrote:
Like it, sounds a lot like Laura Marling to me which is a good thing IMO
 
Nothing against Ms. Marling, but Ms. Gilkyson is 70.

Seen her several times, always powerful. Check out 'Hiway 9' - about a supply road in Iraq - on "Land of Milk and Honey".
c.
Like it, sounds a lot like Laura Marling to me which is a good thing IMO
Not sure if this song or Ani DiFranco's 'Do or Die' sum up 2020 better?
Hmph. Never heard of her, but I have now, thank you very much.
Nice...it was playing in the background and it reminded me of Ellen & The Escapades - a little know and now disbanded UK group.  Same vocal tone - quite enchanting and haunting.
Can't understand the lyrics, cause i'm a frenzy, but
i do feel the meaning of to be on fire now.
Thanks Eliza.
The jacket make me think of the evenments in Nice there's a few years ago...
I am really enjoying this new material. Glad Bill has it in rotation.
She's always done topical stuff, this is quite timely, sadly.
c.
 derhey9416 wrote:


Had to bump to a 9. It grows on you...and she doesn't sing like she's 70, whatever that means...
 
First time i heard this song, gave it a 9 too
 derhey9416 wrote:
Another welcome addition, Thanks Bill & Rebecca!
 

Had to bump to a 9. It grows on you...and she doesn't sing like she's 70, whatever that means...
Not great. The lyrics sound strangely familiar. I wonder if she is a fan of Robert Frost. Stopping by Woods on a Snowy Evening
 yuel wrote:
unspectacular but quite beautiful...
 

... voice
Nice song, and i like the harmonica.
unspectacular but quite beautiful...
Another welcome addition, Thanks Bill & Rebecca!