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Cowboy Junkies — I Saw Your Shoes
Album: Rarities, B-Sides and Slow, Sad Waltzes
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6.4

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Total ratings: 799









Released: 1999
Length: 3:04
Plays (last 30 days): 1
I saw your shoes by the kitchen door
and I knew I missed you
I saw your shoes by the front door
and I began to miss you more
I saw your shoes on the landing
and lord I knew I cared
I saw your shoes pretty baby
and I longed to have you there.

I saw your shoes by the record player
and I wished you'd call me
I saw your shoes by the tv set
I prayed you'd call
I saw your shoes by the couch
and I longed to feel your touch, babe
I saw your shoes pretty baby
and I had to have you there.

I see your shoes by the shower stall
and I begin to wondering
I see your shoes by the bedroom door
and my hearts starts pounding.
I see your shoes at the foot of the bed
and I start laughing
I see your shoes, pretty baby,
but most of all I see you.
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 Stefen wrote:
These boots are made for walking.
 

Took the words right out of my...
Excellent. Now that we've identified their worst song, can we stop playing it?
boppinest CJ song ever, and it's still lame  holy shit read those lyrics what a joke
My ears like this less every time.  Sorry, fans.
Wow, i'll sound like a hater but this one... uggh.

I was digging the drums and repetitive lyrics but that horrendous attempt at lead guitar had me wincing and laughing. Seriously, the "solo" is note for note what anyone with 6 weeks of bad lessons can manage. And to top it off, the song ends with feedback wailing like the guy is dreaming of Hendrix, but sounding like 4th place at a middle school battle of the bands.

I like music. I like guitar. I like cowboy junkies. I can even appreciate music I don't like. But no one could argue that guitarist isn't awful. Exhibit A is every sour note.

edit: To be fair, I just listened to a live version to give the song another chance. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=e1fnnWKn_q0 and it removed all doubt but I'm not going to say any more because Mr. Timmins might visit this site. Don't give up the dream,  Buddy!
These boots are made for walking.
 Proclivities wrote:

This is likely one of the only songs of theirs to which one could dance.

 

Nice Bill Margo is real treat!
Taken on its own: its a seriously good rocking tune!
 gatorade wrote:
Turning it up and dancing!{#Dancingbanana_2}

 
This is likely one of the only songs of theirs to which one could dance.
 RabbitEars wrote:

hearing out of the side of my ear, i was thinking it could be berlin. 
 

 
{#Arrowu} I heard that this AM too, Rabbit.
 msymmes wrote:
This is the Cowboy Junkies ?
 
 
hearing out of the side of my ear, i was thinking it could be berlin. 
 
 Cynaera wrote:

{#Wave} Hiya, romeotuma!  Guess what?!  I CAN dance like a maniac!!!! Get out here - let's show 'em how it's done, okay?  LOVE this song!!!!

 

miss you so much, Cynaera...

everybody in my mushrooming multitude of churches be dancing buck ass naked all over the world like bowlegged gypsy muleskinners...  love this song...  love sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll... 
Turning it up and dancing!{#Dancingbanana_2}
I give in.  I am going to rate this.  Never rated these folks before.
HAHAHAHAHA!  This song is dedicated to the burkas walking around here.
This is the Cowboy Junkies ?
 

Shazam!  Love it!  Amen!
 
 musicdan wrote:
liked song, bought album on amazon, happy 420
 
And a happy 420 to you, too, sir!  By the way, 420 is the major beer flavor of the Sweetwater Brewing Company, Atlanta, Georgia.  It goes down very easily, especially around 4:22 or 4:23 pm.

marvelous...  love it...
 

We be dancing in the pews...  love this song...
 

Everybody in my church loves this song...
 
Anyone else get "Tallahatchee Bridge" vibes from this song? RIP Billie Joe
 Cynaera wrote:

{#Wave} Hiya, romeotuma!  Guess what?!  I CAN dance like a maniac!!!! Get out here - let's show 'em how it's done, okay?  LOVE this song!!!!

 
I miss you so much, Ann...

rest in peace... 
liked song, bought album on amazon, happy 420
Hey, glad you checked out my shoes. Did you know that These Boots Are Meant for Walkin'?

Nancy doesn't mind that you changed her song... 
I've never heard this before - REALLY like it and surprised it was CJ...good stuff.

 Ntropy wrote:
Wow. A Cowboy Junkies song that doesn't actually bore me to death! Shock of a lifetime.
 

Yea that is pretty much how I see them as well.{#Sleep}
Always love hearing CBJs and this one is wonderful.
 mandolin wrote:
...ah, and people doubted that the junkies could indeed rock...
 
Didn't doubt it, just hadn't ever heard any evidence to support the theory.  Sounds pretty good.
 Cynaera wrote:

No better place than the Strip, right? Where night is day... Day-am, what a great song!!!
 


How in the haywadoodle did I leave out that apostrophe?  I just went back and fixed it...

lets you and me go dancing on the Strip, you marvelous woman...

love this song...

 

 romeotuma wrote:

I am ready, Cynaera...  lets you and me do some dancing in the streets...

 


 
No better place than the Strip, right? Where night is day... Day-am, what a great song!!!



This song is dazzlingly good!!!!  Love it...

 
...ah, and people doubted that the junkies could indeed rock...
 Cynaera wrote:

{#Wave} Hiya, romeotuma!  Guess what?!  I CAN dance like a maniac!!!! Get out here - let's show 'em how it's done, okay?  LOVE this song!!!!
 


I am ready, Cynaera...  let's you and me do some dancing in the streets...


 



 Ntropy wrote:
Wow. A Cowboy Junkies song that doesn't actually bore me to death! Shock of a lifetime.
 
Yeah, they are totally capable of being upbeat and interesting. When they want to.

 romeotuma wrote:


love this song soooo much...

 
 
{#Wave} Hiya, romeotuma!  Guess what?!  I CAN dance like a maniac!!!! Get out here - let's show 'em how it's done, okay?  LOVE this song!!!!



love this song soooo much...

 
 Ntropy wrote:
Wow. A Cowboy Junkies song that doesn't actually bore me to death! Shock of a lifetime.
 


Yes, this song is profound and beautiful...  love it...
 
Wow. A Cowboy Junkies song that doesn't actually bore me to death! Shock of a lifetime.


People here are still dancing barefoot on the tables..  love it...

 

Rock me Margo.
These boots are made for walking...
Well, this ain't no slow, sad waltz!  It's got me tapping my foot (weird, for a Cowboy Junkies song...) and wondering if I still know how to dance like a maniac... {#Dancingbanana_2}{#Bananajam}
Yee Haw!!!! Cowboy hour


We be springing...  love it...




This song gives me a spring in my step...  love it...

 
fair ta middlin
 nalle wrote:
Love them all, a great band from and even greater country.
 
you made me look!  i've been a big Cowboy Junkies fan for years and never knew they were from Canada.

Love them all, a great band from and even greater country.
thats cause you are always looking down.So conflicted.


profound...  love it...




we be dancing...  love it...


 AdyMiles wrote:
this is awful
 

Agreed.
The guitar is just horrible sounding. Actually ruins a pretty good song.

Yeah......this is pretty bad.
 Cambot wrote:
Reminds me of "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'"
 
I hope the similarity is intentional.
If so, I can understand, and perhaps see it as a bit of an homage.
If not... well then it's just not very well conceived.


this is awful
 Vandy005 wrote:
Okay, so all there songs sound exactly alike to me, yet for some reason I still like them....  Inconceivable!
 
You keep using that word. I do not think it means what you think it means.

{#Tongue-out}

Okay, so all there songs sound exactly alike to me, yet for some reason I still like them....  Inconceivable!


This truly is a great song...  love it...


can you smell my shoes!!!! I can smell you and you smell so so good
Smokin'
My all-time favorite CJs tune!!! Thanks
 OldFrenchie wrote:

Me three!
 

Me four(skin)!
 hippiechick wrote:
Every time I hear this song, it makes me sing "These boots are made for walkin"
 

I love both songs, baby...


Every time I hear this song, it makes me sing "These boots are made for walkin"
Margo, I love you. Marry Me!
iggam wrote:
They don't usually rock like this.
yeah, i like the rocking side better!
so, they woke up and now they want to rock?
They don't usually rock like this.
alanthecowboy wrote:
That's harsh dude! Did a Canadian piss in your cornflakes this morning? Sign me up for tomorrow morning, either way.
hey, come on, it was a compliment. ...dude.
govna wrote:
not bad for one of the worst bands in the world.
That's harsh dude! Did a Canadian piss in your cornflakes this morning? Sign me up for tomorrow morning, either way.
They should release more outakes and b sides. I like this much better than almost all of their regular album output that I've heard.
not bad for one of the worst bands in the world.
Groooooooovy.!!
these boots were made for walking...
Great stuff... just upped my rating to a 9. I remember seeing the CJ's in Toronto in 1986 or so at the Rivoli, I think it was. :-)
Cambot wrote:
Reminds me of "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'"
And it should follow this track imo =)
A real shoesong,,Bill likes as much as iI do,would be Boys in high heel ones,,can not be overplayed Bill!! This one only #5
Got a shoe thing going this morning Bill? ('In These Shoes?' -> 'I Saw Your Shoes') How 'bout 'The Big Shoe Dance' next?
This person seems to own a lot of shoes that they profligately leave strewn about. I'd suggest someone with less interest in their pedal extremities, and more interest in housekeeping.
Cambot wrote:
Reminds me of "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'"
Just what I was gonna say!
guitar mixed way too low .. I'll bet it has a great fuzz edge to it up another couple notches. Otherwise, pretty good .... for the C.J.'s ...
Reminds me of "These Boots Are Made for Walkin'"
Mangoman wrote:
Wow? Did the Junkies discover coffee or something? :music:
Nice to hear them "rushing" instead of "nodding" for a change of pace
:yawn:
meower215 wrote:
Is this one of the slow waltzes?
Perhaps a rarity?
I'm a real wild child...
Is this one of the slow waltzes?
Mangoman wrote:
Wow? Did the Junkies discover coffee or something? :music:
ROFL!! O.k. I love the CJs, but that comment is funny.
hippiechick wrote:
Me too!
Me three!
I like this version.
Old_Pool_Skunk wrote:
You on the guitar... sit down and turn that thing off. Now learn the song.
Uhh. The guy playing the guitar almost certainly WROTE the song...
Zowie! Nice to hear an upbeat CJ song - and definitely great it's not "Sweet Jane!' Sing it, Margo!!
Darkmatter wrote:
Funny, I hear echoes of "These boots are made for walking" in some specific parts of the song. :ask: :eh:
You must be deaf not hearing that!
Darkmatter wrote:
Funny, I hear echoes of "These boots are made for walking" in some specific parts of the song. :ask: :eh:
Me too!
I'm guessing the album art is intended to look like a well-worn LP cover. Nice touch. Too bad the song doesn't quite live up to the creativeness of the album art. :ask:
Boring & repetitive
You on the guitar... sit down and turn that thing off. Now learn the song.
Hadn't heard this version. I've got a live version that is significantly less boppy. But with the CJ's, that's not necessarily a bad thing....
:dance:
Not really Cowboy Junk. Just sounds like it after listening to the Beatles. Sorry, boys, but they're a tough act to follow.
Funny, I hear echoes of "These boots are made for walking" in some specific parts of the song. :ask: :eh:
"I see your shoes by the bedroom door and my heart starts POUNDING" I dig the sexy lyrics and the abrasive guitar. Excellent tune.
This must be my favorite from Cowboy Junkies. Makes me feel good, happy.
I own this CD and really enjoy it. For those who looks for some CJ variation this is it. I especially liked the effort to make the CD cover look like an old, well loved vinyl record sleeve with the wear patterns from the rim.
Wow? Did the Junkies discover coffee or something? :music:
ahhhh! that was freaky....i was hearing, Ode To Billie Joe in the intro....really. :lol: otherwise, i like it.
Boooooooo-ring.
But...but...it started and I thought, "Gee, what band is ripping off Cowboy Junkies' 'Common Disaster'?" And it turned out to be Cowboy Junkies ripping off Cowboy Junkies! Guess they should change their name to Fine Young Cannibals...
I used to like Cowboy Junkies, but their music has become increasingly interchangeable. Same licks, same beat, same -old same-old.
Whoa! Like, cheery up-tempo Junkies! Doesn't show off Margot's to-die-for voice quite like the more usual fare, but I like it. . . .
LEFTY6 wrote:
This is the third Cowboy Junkies song today :??:
So "Paradise" lives up to its name. Your welcome.
Man, those must be some nice shoes. Where can I get a pair? Imagine the marketing promo: "These shoes will guarantee that you get laid". I could be a millionaire.
LEFTY6 wrote:
This is the third Cowboy Junkies song today :??:
gee i had to turn in earlier than...Was "sweet jane" one of them :wink:
This is the third Cowboy Junkies song today :??:
I saw your shoes, and they were made for walking. And that\'s just what they\'ll do.
Wow...didn\'t know the Junkies could rock this hard. Someone must have taken away their Prozac. Good stuff! Question regarding the CD title: what\'s a wlatz? If it\'s as hard to do as it is to say....
I love the Nancy Sinatra comment below, cracked me up! :clap: Good song though.