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Blood Oranges — Bridges
Album: The Crying Tree
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Total ratings: 455









Released: 1992
Length: 2:35
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Why'd you cross that river anyway?
Why'd you put all that water in our way?
So deep and so wild
I can't swim that far
And you can't build bridges in the dark

Maybe if you hadn't said a word
Maybe if I hadn't overheard
Maybe if our lives hadn't fallen all apart
Building bridges in the dark

On the day you finally realized
There's no difference on the other side
Run down to the water
Hang your head and cry
Cause you can't build bridges in the dark
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HA!!! Shazam couldn't name it!!! 7 --> 8
I was sure this was Bruce Cockburn. I see I wasn't the only one.
Very enjoyable song for me, but as a bridge engineer just gotta say we got light plants these days that make building bridges in the dark a lot easier...
Nice one. Instant 8.
Joy

good music too

Peace people 
I was in the process of chasing down some websites from business cards I got from "Art in the Park" today, and this song came on, and I started to grin and feel pretty good about my online research.  I really LIKE this song. Yes, quite a Jackson Browne feel to it, but the instrumentals are different enough that Blood Oranges has a sound all their own.  (Note to self:  Forego the salt lamp and buy this CD instead.) {#Daisy}
Very nice indeed. AMG identifies them as The Blood Oranges. Unfortunately the band broke up in 1994.

First few bars, I thought it was Blue Rodeo.  Haven't heard them in quite some time ... {#Think}
Great song, too bad it is unavailable on iTunes.
 jwkoda wrote:
I thought it was Jackson Browne singing.  It sounds just like him. 
 
yeah. . .

I thought it was Jackson Browne singing.  It sounds just like him. 
definitely has a Jackson Browne feel to it.
 bindi wrote:
Virtually no info on these guys - tour? albums?  Love their sound.
 

There's this Wikipedia page
Too bad the lead singer is flat on the chorus...nice song otherwise.
Funny - the artist website takes you to Wiki reference on the actual fruit....
Virtually no info on these guys - tour? albums?  Love their sound.
Regular OK.

Shady Grove from their Lone Green Valley is my fave from them, though.
I see I'm certainly not the first to notice that this guy definitely has that same quality Jackson Browne has in his voice.  Nice.
{#Laughing}Missed the song - Work!! - but I love blood oranges

 MinMan wrote:
I thought this was Jackson Browne...
I can't believe it's not! {#Eek}
 oldman wrote:
of Roverfish:

I hear a little Jackson Brown, but a lot more Bruce Cockburn.

Agreed
 
I'm right with you on that, I do enjoy this when I hear. Reminds me, must look up JB tickets for gig here later in the month.

Um, outstanding.
 MojoJojo wrote:
Blood oranges now remind me of Dexter. Anyone?
 

But of course! It's in the opening credits...and it's only one of my favourite shows. I had to order Showtime just to see the 3rd season because it's not showing on any of the regular cable channels. 
 beanpillow9 wrote:
Cheri Knight's "The Northeast Kingdom" is an excellent CD. I've been diggin' the Blood Oranges for years, "The Crying Tree" and "Corn River" are both very good. As for the complaints about the voice, this type of music (alt. country/folk/bluegrass) doesn't need a pure, tuneful, always on key vocal performance. The Blood Oranges are an American roots band- twangy, quirky, and off kilter vocals fit the authenticity of the music perfectly. Dylan and Earle can't sing- yet they CAN. It ain't perfect, but it's not supposed to be.
 
Right on bean.

Roverfish wrote:
I hear a little Jackson Brown, but a lot more Bruce Cockburn. Personally, I don't think the vocals are that weak...not everyone needs to belt it out. Quite likeable, for me.
Agreed
physicsgenius wrote:
FYI: "...in the dark" is the lyrical equivalent of "that's what SHE said". Guy: So what did you do on your date? Musician: We built bridges...in the dark! Guy: Duuuuude, SCORE!
Physicsgenius attempt at "humor". Who'd of thunk it! :iamwithstupid:
cherylg4 wrote:
If you like this, check out the two solo discs from Cheri Knight, "The Knitter" and "The Northeast Kingdom." (I uploaded a couple tracks to RP but they were rejected) One was produced by Steve Earle and she's got great backup muscians and singers, including Emmylou Harris. Excellent songwriting and a more rock, less country country-rock.
Cheri Knight's "The Northeast Kingdom" is an excellent CD. I've been diggin' the Blood Oranges for years, "The Crying Tree" and "Corn River" are both very good. As for the complaints about the voice, this type of music (alt. country/folk/bluegrass) doesn't need a pure, tuneful, always on key vocal performance. The Blood Oranges are an American roots band- twangy, quirky, and off kilter vocals fit the authenticity of the music perfectly. Dylan and Earle can't sing- yet they CAN. It ain't perfect, but it's not supposed to be.
Blood oranges now remind me of Dexter. Anyone?
labkpr wrote:
For some strange reason, I've always liked this song... do I need help?
I guess we both do.
FYI: "...in the dark" is the lyrical equivalent of "that's what SHE said". Guy: So what did you do on your date? Musician: We built bridges...in the dark! Guy: Duuuuude, SCORE!
I hear a little Jackson Brown, but a lot more Bruce Cockburn. Personally, I don't think the vocals are that weak...not everyone needs to belt it out. Quite likeable, for me.
mezzanine wrote:
:beat: Horrible voice!!
If you think he's bad, listen to James Blunt more. Personally, i think its a fair song. Simple. :whistle:
I thought this was Jackson Browne... or some other Nico consort.
Kinda nice, actually. I thought it was Bruce Cockburn at first.
sounds like he's straining on the high(er) notes...
I was surprised to see that this is 12 years old. Sounds fresh.
For some strange reason, I've always liked this song... do I need help?
mezzanine wrote:
:beat: Horrible voice!!
enough so to gag a maggot.
:beat: Horrible voice!!
al9009 wrote:
what is it you colonials say? Oh yes. This sucks.
colonials, eh? saint bertram, lad! here in new (and improved?) england "colonials" are houses and "english" is the spin we put on pool balls! that said, i have to agree with your assessment of this song. not high on my list. i'd drop it in the dust bin.
al9009 wrote:
what is it you colonials say? Oh yes. This sucks. Learn to sing, dude. :P :butt:
never a truer word was spoken.
I like Jimmy Ryan's mandolin.
I think it's quite likeable-7
:skull: :skull: :skull: :skull:
what is it you colonials say? Oh yes. This sucks. Learn to sing, dude. :P :butt:
Drum loop, organ playing nothing but whole note chords, and nearly tuneless singing. Sounds like the first song someone's ever written and recorded. Useless.
If you like this, check out the two solo discs from Cheri Knight, "The Knitter" and "The Northeast Kingdom." (I uploaded a couple tracks to RP but they were rejected) One was produced by Steve Earle and she's got great backup muscians and singers, including Emmylou Harris. Excellent songwriting and a more rock, less country country-rock.
Very sweet tune. Reminiscent of old Jackson Browne (at least to me). This is typical of why I've become a diehard RP fanatic; gaining exposure to groups that otherwise would never cross my ears. Nice pick and a great segue from Mark Knopfler.
I like the lyrics. Does anyone know where I can find them? :??:
Don\'t think I\'ve heard this before. I like it. Some nice segues in this flotilla of tunes. Thanks, Bill. :D :D
Originally Posted by rmurray248: Very nice - on what part of the hemoglobe are blood oranges grown?
:lol: VERY CLEVER rmurray! :cool:
Very nice - on what part of the hemoglobe are blood oranges grown?
This remind anyone else of Sue Vega? Not the voice obviously! But I could picture her singing a tune like this and it sounds similar to something I think I\'ve heard her sing. Nice tune.