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Bonnie Raitt — I Feel The Same
Album: Takin My Time
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Released: 1973
Length: 4:25
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Say goodbye,
'Well I know it's true.
I know you're leaving me but I,
'I'm leaving too.
You won't forget me,
'Or the sound of my name.
Please believe me,
'I feel the same.

It seems so empty now.
'Close the door.
Ain't it hard to believe that you ever,
' Lived this way before.
All that nothing,
' Causes all that pain.
Please believe me,
' I feel the same.

Well this broken soul,
'That I know a, a heart that's breakin'.
You can't make it whole
'Until you know what has been taken.
And all those pieces,
'Uh that you find them all your own.

I said goodbye.
'Now you know it's true.
You said you're leaving me, but honey I,
'I'm leaving too.
You won't forget me
'Or the sound of my name.
Please believe me,
'I feel the same.
Please believe me,
'I feel the same.
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Simply.......nice!
So .....  good 
Coool
Just what I needed this morning with my coffee.
Uh oh...she gave me goosebumps, so I'll have to goosebump her up from 8 to 9
Over nearly fifty years now, Bonnie is still great to listen to.
Just bumped this up to a 10 — Goddess-like
so fine

Bonnie rates A1 10's and all the highest
 Skydog wrote:
In the early 1970's I was at a small bar with a local band playing and Bonnie Raitt comes on stage and does a bunch of tunes with them.
That would be at The Blind Pig in Ann Arbor, MI. The band was The Silvertones. Drinking age was lowered to 18 from 1972 to '75 in MI

I hung at the Blind Pig during grad school. But that was in the early '80s. 

Bonnie Raitt at The Pig. Dang!
love the Lowell George guitar work nice!
This is the best song on an astounding album. Crazy to think that it took until Nick of Time to really break through to the mainstream.
Nice,  Not a big Bonnie fan but I like this.
Love bonnie 
 Skydog wrote:
In the early 1970's I was at a small bar with a local band playing and Bonnie Raitt comes on stage and does a bunch of tunes with them.
That would be at The Blind Pig in Ann Arbor, MI. The band was The Silvertones. Drinking age was lowered to 18 from 1972 to '75 in MI

 
Great story. 
 justin_cook wrote:

Well said.  Roadie'ing for some of Bonnie's friends in the band Orleans it was clear to me the hi's and lo's of performing are difficult to balance.   Talent by no means makes that road easier.  It seems pure luck that some got thru the 70's and 80's.  But maybe they learned since they did play with the ones who didn't make it thru.  I'm glad Bonnie is still with us and still making music worth listening to.   

 
True on all accounts. There, but for the grace of God, go I. Bonnie is a precious gem.
In the early 1970's I was at a small bar with a local band playing and Bonnie Raitt comes on stage and does a bunch of tunes with them.
That would be at The Blind Pig in Ann Arbor, MI. The band was The Silvertones. Drinking age was lowered to 18 from 1972 to '75 in MI
Sing it, Bonnie.
{#Cowboy}IF THAT SOUNDED A BIT LIKE LOWELL GEORGE, YOUR ON TO SOMETHING ! WHAT A NUGGET ! THANKS BILL
this is epic...
Yeah!  Dig it!  Sweet ol' Bonnie Raitt from way, way back!  Thanks, RP!  I Still Feel The Same!
Such a fine song, and you can hear the Little Feat vibe and soul all through it.  This would have fit right onto Dixie Chicken and wouldn't have skipped a beat.
Fabulous bluesy country folksy singer songwriter.   She has stood the test of time. My college GF thrilled to her. ... I also feel her sound and song choices get old and almost boring quite quickly. 
 
 paraclete wrote:
Does this fine lady have even one bad song?  Everything she touches is tasty, real, gritty, and lovely. All at the same time.

 
(clink) Cheers!
LOVE ME SUM BONNIE!
 bam23 wrote:
I really regret that my only Bonnie Raitt show was in Philadelphia, opening for Randy Newman, when she was too much enamored of alcohol to perform adequately. It was a strange show, possible characteristic of the times. She was too inebriated to do much more than strum chords (in fact it was not until years later that I realized she plays really fine guitar) and Newman kept up a heavy sniffling that suggested rather strongly that some alkaloid was far too chummy with his nasal passages. There was a time in the early 1970s when a lot of really talented musicians were too wrapped up in their, let's say chemical romances, to focus properly on why they were there. I suppose some of it was enjoyable, but in retrospect I also suspect that many would not repeat the process that way. That said, I remain really impressed with her commitment to the music. I can ignore the really popular hits that wore out their welcome and focus on what she does so well.

 
Well said.  Roadie'ing for some of Bonnie's friends in the band Orleans it was clear to me the hi's and lo's of performing are difficult to balance.   Talent by no means makes that road easier.  It seems pure luck that some got thru the 70's and 80's.  But maybe they learned since they did play with the ones who didn't make it thru.  I'm glad Bonnie is still with us and still making music worth listening to.   
Ms. Raitt can emote like few can do. 
Great artist

Mo' Bo......{#Heartkiss}...slide ALL over me..........


Lowell George playing this song?


Hey....why not play some Little Feat? It's friday...it's a beutiful simmer morning...and these moments are quickly fading away. We need RnR... we need some tripe face boogie.

     
 Tana wrote:

Glad you're appreciating her. Bonnie is a singular talent - both vocal and guitar. She's also a whole lotta fun in concert.

 
I will second that.  Have seen a number of times with a bunch of different types of audiences, from all gray haired to youngsters.  All show have been good and she plays well to who is in the audience.  Always like that she tours with both current and older blues legends.
I really regret that my only Bonnie Raitt show was in Philadelphia, opening for Randy Newman, when she was too much enamored of alcohol to perform adequately. It was a strange show, possible characteristic of the times. She was too inebriated to do much more than strum chords (in fact it was not until years later that I realized she plays really fine guitar) and Newman kept up a heavy sniffling that suggested rather strongly that some alkaloid was far too chummy with his nasal passages. There was a time in the early 1970s when a lot of really talented musicians were too wrapped up in their, let's say chemical romances, to focus properly on why they were there. I suppose some of it was enjoyable, but in retrospect I also suspect that many would not repeat the process that way. That said, I remain really impressed with her commitment to the music. I can ignore the really popular hits that wore out their welcome and focus on what she does so well.
 hippiechick wrote:
I was never that much of a Bonnie fan, but my companion likes her and so I got her last album. Gotta say, I like it a lot.
 
Glad you're appreciating her. Bonnie is a singular talent - both vocal and guitar. She's also a whole lotta fun in concert.
 nagsheadlocal wrote:

That's Lowell George on the slide, Little Feat was practically her backing band through this period.

 



When she plays slide I swear that she is channeling Lowell George anyway. This could have been BR on guitar and I wouldn't have known the difference.
I was never that much of a Bonnie fan, but my companion likes her and so I got her last album. Gotta say, I like it a lot.
Bonnie Raitt - Always Sounds the Same
Nice cover art too!
I wonder who is choosing the music today. Are you sad or depressed. Please keep it to yourself.

Cesaria Evora - Crepuscular Solidão (feat. Bonnie Raitt)
From the album: Cesaria Evora - Cesaria Evora & ...(Duets).

"I'm not looking at my CD at the moment, but I believe the other voice is Bonnie Raitt. I know, some folks find that hard to believe but Raitt has a diverse set of skills..."      
BayeKambui

"ППтрясающе красОвП! ПрПстОте ЌПё МевежествП, МП чей втПрПй гПлПс в этПЌ Ўуэте? Whose voice is the other in this duet?  "    goddesselen

 


What was I thinking. 8? Just an 8?

10.  
Uff! This is absolutely marvelous. Didn't know this song....

Ahh, the best - we love Bonnie.


I played the grooves off this record in college.  My friends and I saw her in concert with Little Feat when this album had came out.  I was young and it was ALL wonderful.  Drove 3 hours home in the middle of the night after the show.  How we made it I'll never know !   Saw her again this past year with the Bon-Taj Roulette.  She's still Fantastic and getting to see Bonnie and Taj Mahal together was a dream come true.  Sometimes, life is just good.
How is it even possible that this song is closing in on 40 years old. It sounds so fresh and smooth. Love B. R.
 paulmack wrote:
I've always loved Bonnie's slide playing but this might be the best yet - somehow had never heard this one before.
 
That's Lowell George on the slide, Little Feat was practically her backing band through this period.

Not only does this sound new, the cover image (with a tweak of the type) could be a contemporary cd.

 anotherlistener wrote:
Bill, it's like being reintroduced to some old long lost friends.  Nice set.
 
{#High-five}  I feel the same. Well done Bill!

Excellent set.  Great mood.
Bill, it's like being reintroduced to some old long lost friends.  Nice set.
Good tune, brilliant seque from TP - Don't Fade On Me.
 Pyro wrote:
So true...for 35 years! "Guilty" from this same album is just incredible.
 
Randy Newman's version of Guilty is also effective — 'course he wrote it so one would hope....
At times I complain, or maybe I am even a complainer? But that is some good Blues!
One of my favorites from Bonnie. No one brings it like she does.
 paraclete wrote:
Does this fine lady have even one bad song?  Everything she touches is tasty, real, gritty, and lovely. All at the same time.
 
nicely phrased.

 paraclete wrote:
Does this fine lady have even one bad song?  Everything she touches is tasty, real, gritty, and lovely. All at the same time.
 
She is spectacular to be sure.  This song is a restrained jammer, badass.

Does this fine lady have even one bad song?  Everything she touches is tasty, real, gritty, and lovely. All at the same time.
Wow, this is a very bizarre post....I hate to draw attention to it, considering it's odd nature, but what the ?? 
 
paulpaar wrote:
7.6  You foos!

This is a 9.9. Are you not listening?!!
wake up america you crash victims. . .  cant stand the heat? get out of the kitchen you kwaay!  (Thai again for  "water buffalo" and the pretenders next middle of the Road is another 8 + 

wake up amurika on drugs !! damn you are so druged duh!

oh well must have been the steak on sale or the masturbation of aloneness....

Love it

smile to your heart.!!
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 paulmack wrote:
I've always loved Bonnie's slide playing but this might be the best yet - somehow had never heard this one before.
 
You're right, stellar guitar work on this number.

I've always loved Bonnie's slide playing but this might be the best yet - somehow had never heard this one before.
Bonnie's best.
7.6  You foos!

This is a 9.9. Are you not listening?!!
wake up america you crash victims. . .  cant stand the heat? get out of the kitchen you kwaay!  (Thai again for  "water buffalo" and the pretenders next middle of the Road is another 8 + 

wake up amurika on drugs !! damn you are so druged duh!

oh well must have been the steak on sale or the masturbation of aloneness....

Love it

smile to your heart.!!
!
!
!
!

 Pyro wrote:


So true...for 35 years!

"Guilty" from this same album is just incredible.
 

Whole album is great!  Played it a lot!
Had this one on vinyl, part of the regular home rotation in High School and College.
More like 'I sound the same'. How is this different from every other Raitt song? Slow, plodding, boring.
 KitKat wrote:
....  He reappeared a year later, a little sadder, but still receiving funding because, I guess, he was so darned brilliant. 
 
Therein lies the problem with the American University system.


I love good old Bonnie!  She rocks!
Simply top of the tree!
Bonnie, Bonnie, Bonnie.  I'll never forget the physics grad student at a my Big State University in the 1970s who received his fellowship money, dropped all of his classes, and went off to San Francisco in to do nothing but be near and hear Bonnie Raitt.  I doubt she felt the same ....  He reappeared a year later, a little sadder, but still receiving funding because, I guess, he was so darned brilliant. 
Dig it.  Think this is my fave Bonnie tune of all time.  Thanks RP and for the grapevine fires.

Got that get-down gritty mojo goin' kinda groove... Bonnie and Lowell workin' it out, gotta love it!
agnes wrote:
That is some SERIOUS piano!!!!! Somebody's on point, fo real!!!!
Another Little Feat member, Billy Payne, doing the honors.
she is a musical godness....no downside only straight 10's.
8 :devil_pimp:
sharkartist wrote:
That'd be correct. Geez, does it get any better Bonnie and Lowell working it out on this haunting Chris Smither tune? Me thinks not.
So true...for 35 years! "Guilty" from this same album is just incredible.
put more rhythm in your songs, bonnie.you need SHOCK.
Relayer wrote:
Wow, impressive stuff Bonnie. You cannot tell this song/album is from 1973. If you told me this was from a new album of hers, I would completely believe it. This shows that her style/songwriting/production is timeless.
Actually, Chris Smither wrote this tune, but yes, this is probably her best album of all. This is definitely when Bonnie was at her soulful best.
Wow, impressive stuff Bonnie. You cannot tell this song/album is from 1973. If you told me this was from a new album of hers, I would completely believe it. This shows that her style/songwriting/production is timeless.
I can never get enough of some good old Bonnie Raitt stuff.
I get a thrill every time I see her name come up on the playlist. :sunny:
Hey Bill, Your a little chatty tonight..I even thought I heard you laugh..Keep it up. I know you don't wanna screw things up with talk, but we'd sure like to get to know the wonderful wi :angel: zard behind all of these great tunes.
This awesome combination of piano and guitar in the middle of the song did it for me! :clap: :bananapiano:
I am always one happy little shark when I'm around to catch this tune.
mongoose01ca wrote:
Why the heck didn't anyone TELL me Bonnie Raitt could be this good? I mean, this takes that Godawful duet with Bryan Adams and punts it well into next week...
Much of her 70s stuff was good.
I fell in love with my fiance to the sounds of Bonnie Raitt. Simply the best.
Why the heck didn't anyone TELL me Bonnie Raitt could be this good? I mean, this takes that Godawful duet with Bryan Adams and punts it well into next week...
It's Bonnie Raitt. 'nuf said.
drtjdel wrote:
The Little Feat guy?
That'd be correct. Geez, does it get any better than Bonnie and Lowell working it out on this haunting Chris Smither tune? Me thinks not.
sharkartist wrote:
That would be Mr. Lowell George on that final solo.
The Little Feat guy?
Doesn't get any better than this. She can't be beat. From the very beginning she was just so perfect singing in this style. I never get tired of these records. Was this Bill Payne on piano. I think so. :bananajam:
UNTOUCHABLE!!! :notworthy:
She never ceases to amaze, soothe, inspire...
Ah, the good stuff...
Saw her summer of 2006. She is still the same...awsome!!
That is some SERIOUS piano!!!!! Somebody's on point, fo real!!!!
This song actually brought me to tears. The Lowell George slide is so nice to hear. Thanks so much for playing it.
Thank you Chris Smithers!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Thanks for playing Bonnie, and please play more!
Saw her at an outdoors concert a few weeks back with Keb Mo opening. Excellent!!!
tomcool wrote:
Her final guitar solo = logic of a blues universe.
That would be Mr. Lowell George on that final solo.
Like it..:yes:
Her voice is unchallenged. I havent heard many people who can hits high notes like Sarah Mclachlen and Bonnie, though not this song perhaps :cheers:
You sound the same too! :yes:
Big fan of BR! Haven't heard this song in too long! Shame on me!
Sweet. Yup... goosebumps.
Goosebumps.
Pyro wrote:
My idol for 35 years... :notworthy: on one of her best albums IMO.
Mine too (though only 30 years :wink:)! I agree that this is probably her best album Pyro.
My idol for 35 years... :notworthy: on one of her best albums IMO.
I've gone backwards and forwards over BR over the years but this is kickass!
Okay, so I'm sitting here freezing at 4:00 a.m. and on comes this wonderful Chris Smither gem performed by Bonnie and her dearly departed friend Lowell George. It warms my soul and now Bill follows with Lowell's "Dixie Chicken" and Los Lobos. I have to agree with Mari. We need to dig deep and support B&R in a big way, it don't get no better than this!
Sublime! Bonnie in perhaps her finest hour! Love this album...it's always been my favorite of all her catalog. Thanks, Bill! Here's an extra few $$ donation to you for starting the new year off right!
Her final guitar solo = logic of a blues universe.
Wow. Not usually a BR fan, this is the best thing I've ever heard from her, imho...
OK, I guess I'm in a better mood today - the JAM part of this song is far from generic.
lordcruloze wrote:
This is really generic. Plus I've aquired a dislike for artists that write about nothing but anger and discontent. This is one if them. She can go away. :moon:
The original (by Chris Smither) is far from generic, I think its Bonnie's generic treatment that makes this seem generic.
Please, please God...let me some day have as much class as this woman...
A great combination of songs to play would be Raitt singing \"Love Me Like a Man\" (written by Chris Smither) and then Smither himself singing his response, \"Love You Like A Man\". All great stuff, the second being quite a kick in light of the first.
Originally Posted by lordcruloze: This is really generic. Plus I've aquired a dislike for artists that write about nothing but anger and discontent. This is one if them. She can go away. :moon:
Well, might I start by saying that this song was penned by Chris Smither, not by Bonnie herself. And as to some of the other commentary on this page, anyone who missed the soulful pairing of Bonnie and the late great Lowell George on this track needs to get their mojo workin'!!! Funny someone here compared her to Ry Cooder ...is that s'posed to be a smear?? Okay, enough ranting. Bill, two thumbs up for playing this song, I've always loved it. Perhaps you'll visit the author's original version sometime.
This is really generic. Plus I\'ve aquired a dislike for artists that write about nothing but anger and discontent. This is one if them. She can go away. :moon:
Originally Posted by rgrace: She always plays mid-tempo stuff that never seems to take off in her recordings. :??:
You are CLEARLY listening to the wrong stuff. She can, and DOES scorch.
GREEAAAT!!! I really love this woman! thank you :bounce: :bounce:
nothing really stands out about this. in fact, i tend to find most of her stuff completely flat and uninteresting... but that's just me.