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Eric Clapton — I'm Tore Down
Album: From The Cradle
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Released: 1994
Length: 3:01
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I'm tore down, I'm almost level with the ground.
I'm tore down, I'm almost level with the ground.
Well, I feel like this when my baby can't be found.

I went to the river to jump in.
My baby showed up and said, "i will tell you when."

Well, I'm tore down, I'm almost level with the ground.
Well, I feel like this when my baby can't be found.

I love you babe with all my heart and soul;
Love like mine will never grow old.
Love you in the morning and in the evening too.
Every time you leave me I get mad with you.

I'm tore down, I'm almost level with the ground.
I'm tore down, I'm almost level with the ground.
Well, I feel like this when my baby can't be found.

I love you baby with all my might;
Love like mine is out of sight.
I'll lie for you if you want me to.
I really don't believe that your love is true.

I'm tore down, I'm almost level with the ground.
I'm tore down, I'm almost level with the ground.
Well, I feel like this when my baby can't be found.

I'm tore down, I'm almost level with the ground.
Well, I'm tore down, I'm almost level with the ground.
Well, I feel like this when my baby can't be found.
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 SpaceCowboy wrote:
This gives the blues a bad name! It is as exciting as the standard guitar boogie played forever on a stratocaster. Who needs these rich, boring guys going through the motions? I really pisses me off! The should be banned from playing! Listen to Model T Ford, R. L. Brunside, Lightin' Hopkins, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf et. al. Clapton had some stints with Cream, and I admit that was some great stuff. And that album with the Bluesbreakers. But this...
 

Agree with you, right up to the 2nd to last sentence., where I must start to diverge. 
His work in Cream was pretty good, but it's the whole band that is great. 

I have tried for many years to find out why EC is so highly regarded as a blues guitarist, having listened (several times) to much of his work, and what I understand to be his most highly regarded songs.

I just don't get the appeal, though I have read about and kinda understand the notion that he led white folk to discover "real" blues at a time when those artists were not getting much exposure at home in the USA, and their acceptance in the UK garnered both praise from audiences and the startup of many bands in the blues style in the British isles.

If anyone can point me to his "definitive tracks" to maybe help me understand the widespread adoration he seems to enjoy, I'd really like to discover what he has done to earn it.


Yes, you must be only black or poor (preferably both) to play a blues tune, which can only be performed in a cotton field in Mississippi on a crappy old acoustic guitar. {#Rolleyes}

 SpaceCowboy wrote:
This gives the blues a bad name! It is as exciting as the standard guitar boogie played forever on a stratocaster. Who needs these rich, boring guys going through the motions? I really pisses me off! The should be banned from playing! Listen to Model T Ford, R. L. Brunside, Lightin' Hopkins, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf et. al. Clapton had some stints with Cream, and I admit that was some great stuff. And that album with the Bluesbreakers. But this...
 
For some of us who were just starting to branch out taste-wise when this album came out, it acted as a gateway drug to the above mentioned artists...

Think what you want of EC.  I myself don't think he ever phoned anything in.  He is/was always connected to a song he got involved with, no matter whose.

He deserves all the airplay he gets.  Remember, there is always another song coming or use the volume control, if you don't get it.


bluedot wrote:
i disagree. if you like blues and you like clapton, BUY THIS ALBUM! it is far and away the best thing he's ever done (this song is actually one of the weaker cuts). and the "real" blues guys like him too. he even has a cool recent duet album with b.b. king. it's when eric ISN'T playing blues that he often does suck big time.
I completely agree with you on all of this. One of EC's best CDs. It is obvious that he has a real passion for the blues, and it shows!
NICKNAME wrote:
THE CORRECT ANSWER IS 10
Yes, teacher!
SpaceCowboy wrote:
This gives the blues a bad name! It is as exciting as the standard guitar boogie played forever on a stratocaster. Who needs these rich, boring guys going through the motions? I really pisses me off! The should be banned from playing! Listen to Model T Ford, R. L. Brunside, Lightin' Hopkins, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf et. al. Clapton had some stints with Cream, and I admit that was some great stuff. And that album with the Bluesbreakers. But this...
i disagree. if you like blues and you like clapton, BUY THIS ALBUM! it is far and away the best thing he's ever done (this song is actually one of the weaker cuts). and the "real" blues guys like him too. he even has a cool recent duet album with b.b. king. it's when eric ISN'T playing blues that he often does suck big time.
This gives the blues a bad name! It is as exciting as the standard guitar boogie played forever on a stratocaster. Who needs these rich, boring guys going through the motions? I really pisses me off! The should be banned from playing! Listen to Model T Ford, R. L. Brunside, Lightin' Hopkins, Muddy Waters, Howlin' Wolf et. al. Clapton had some stints with Cream, and I admit that was some great stuff. And that album with the Bluesbreakers. But this...
Eric rips it up well on this disc. A career high point.
One of my old bands used to do this as a cover, but I'd never heard the original (if this Clapton version IS the original.) Anyway, Clapton does it much better than we did. It sure was fun and easy to play, though.
dot thinks this was what he was talking about. he was better though. dot.