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Ben Harper — Burn to Shine
Album: Burn to Shine
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6.5

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Released: 1999
Length: 3:33
Plays (last 30 days): 2
We made love until we cried and cried ourselves to laughter
Laughed until we realise our hearts were struck were fear
How in just a moments time could one see for ever after
I gently lie beside of you and dream away my tears

Won't you let me treat you kind
We're gonna burn to shine
Won't you let me treat you kind
We're gonna burn to shine

Funny things you learn from your mama, like the way to throw your head back when your

Swallowing pills
Funny things you learn from your papa, like when you're talking you just can't keep your

Hands still

But that was now and this is then
It never lasts for long
How I miss the good old days; but I'm so glad they're gone

Won't you let me treat you kind
We're gonna burn to shine
Won't you let me treat you kind
We're gonna burn to shine

I'd like to spend the time that you would like to spend with me
So that you could help me out with my dependancy
'Cause I'm hoplessly addicted, addicted to your sorrow
Makes me never wanna work, beg or borrow

Won't you let me treat you kind
We're gonna burn to shine
Won't you let me treat you kind
We're gonna burn to shine
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He's coming this summer in CAEN - FRANCE to a French festival called BEAUREGARD 
I'm very very happy 
 cely wrote:
Imagine how high this song would be rated if Salma Hayek had danced in a bikini to it like the last song that undeservedly got a much higher rating.

 
Cely now she is, just for you

Image result for salma hayek dancing gif
Imagine how high this song would be rated if Salma Hayek had danced in a bikini to it like the last song that undeservedly got a much higher rating.
Geez found this in my record collection...
Found myself dancin' to this. bumping 7 -> 8.
Such a fun song.
Loving this on a Friday morning! {#Bananajam}{#Drummer}{#Guitarist}
Better than most I've heard from him.  Must...keep...mind...open.
Saw him and his group last summer, a very fine fine show! Outdoors, Central Oregon, and a nice night! {#Bananajam}
WICKED   : )
I like.  If only because Ben sounds like he woke up for this one.
Ben Harper can still go suck an egg.
How about a duet with bonnie raitt
Sardonic bubblegum Ben Harper. Me like.
Sweet bass groove.
this album art reminds me of Alex Cox's take on Reagan era foreign policy: 

Walker is a 1987 American-Mexican Acid Western film directed by Alex Cox and starring Ed HarrisRichard MasurRene AuberjonoisPeter BoyleSy RichardsonXander BerkeleyAlfonso ArauMarlee Matlin and Miguel Sandoval. The film is based on the life story of William Walker, the American filibuster who invaded Mexico in the 1850s and made himself President of Nicaragua shortly thereafter. It was written by Rudy Wurlitzer and scored by Joe Strummer, who also plays a small role as a member of Walker's army.

The film is intentionally full of anachronisms such as helicoptersZippo lighters, automatic rifles and a car passing a horse carriage. It was filmed in Nicaragua during the Contra War.

Cox borrowed from an amazing Brando film 
Burn! (Italian: Queimada) is a 1969 Italian drama film directed by Gillo Pontecorvo and starring Marlon Brando, Evaristo Márquez and Renato Salvatori.     (it's about Sugar)

Original movie poster for the film Burn!.jpg
What a chill tune. Anybody else hear the brown sugar riff?
LOL yeah baby!!!!

  JokesandJokesandJokes wrote:


This is not request hour ladies and gentlemen!! TAKE IT AND LIKE IT!!
 


won't you let me
treat you kind?

Toe's just a-tapping ...
I used to play this song in a band about double the speed. It was sooo much fun!
Great to hear the original again {#Drummer} 
 byrd wrote:
I don't really like this song, but there is a real retro "classic rock" feel to it. 
 
I agree about the retro feel, but I disagree about the song. I like it.
I really love Ben Harper, but this is pretty far from his best song.  I always skip it when it comes up on my player...
this's got that grand ol' Friday I'm in Love feel.. steamy!
...I'm addicted to your sorrow...

{#Yes}
Where did you get that hat, where did you get that hat...?
Guess Ben and Laura are really quits, now.  He plays a mean Weissenborn, in any event..
 unclehud wrote:
Billy Jack?!?!  Now that was a while ago ...
 



LOL- YES. I guess it was! Doesn't seem that long ago subjectively, but I suppose it was.

I was going to post now, after hearing this for the second time, that the beginning reminded me of ZZ Top.
Billy Jack?!?!  Now that was a while ago ...
Never heard this before somehow, but I LOVE LOVE LOVE the album cover! Reminds me of Billy Jack for some reason ....
Here in the low lands this reminds me quite a lot of Herman Brood, although I can't remember the specific song title right now. It's not a cover, is it?
This is much smoother though, i.e. rather tame in comparison.
This was after Joanna and before Laura .. some interesting in-between words in this song.
I can dance to this. {#Dancingbanana}
Ben Harper never fails to amuse the musical me, and yes, all the classic rock tunes mentioned below show up here...tribute? Ben having fun? Kind of a silly rock song, but such fun!
I had not heard this before....  and from the date of the album... Im behind in my Ben Harper listening.  Time to catch up. {#Surprised}
For some reason I want to hear Kiss doing a great cover of this.
Gene Simmonds would rip with this stuff.

First 3 listens, ok... had enough.
formersnowbug wrote:
What's your name Little girl What's your.... Oh, wait, wrong song.
Good call! I like Ben Harper but not this song.
Howzabout something from his new album? It's rockin good.
SCprof wrote:
I was thinking more like 38 Special. As whole, the song doesn't do much for me, but I do like the guitar.
I don't really like this song, but there is a real retro "classic rock" feel to it.
:bananajam: :guitarist: :bananajam: :guitarist: :drummer:
...Takin' care of business...
This always reminds me of Larry Underwood's "Baby can you dig your man." Can't say why, especially since i've never actually heard the song...
What's your name Little girl What's your.... Oh, wait, wrong song.
littleblueriver7 wrote:
Sorry folks, this is one of my least favorite ben harper songs.
agree, there's so many better songs by Ben...
plutodazed wrote:
This song has no heart or passion, they just go through the motions. :no: :yawn: :yawn: :arrow: :sleep:
see him live, excellent! wake up!!!
:bananajam: :dancingbanana: :bananasplit: :dancingbanana_2: :dancingbanana: :bananajam: :bananasplit:
plutodazed wrote:
This song has no heart or passion, they just go through the motions.
Hunh? :ask: :bananajam:
jbtidwell wrote:
Rockin' song, kind of reminds me of Lenny Kravitz... without the funk... its all good!
I was thinking more like 38 Special. As whole, the song doesn't do much for me, but I do like the guitar.
...how i miss the good ol days, but i'm so glad they're gone... couldn't say it better myself... :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
I agree. I just don't "get" Ben Harper, but I'll get my chance as he is an RP staple. plutodazed wrote:
This song has no heart or passion, they just go through the motions. :no: :yawn: :yawn: :arrow: :sleep:
plutodazed wrote:
This song has no heart or passion, they just go through the motions. :no: :yawn: :yawn: :arrow: :sleep:
that's funny considering Harper sings with more soul and passion than most artists I know, ever seen him live??
This song has no heart or passion, they just go through the motions. :no: :yawn: :yawn: :arrow: :sleep:
stickittotheman wrote:
I'm certainly a fan of Ben's but have never been into this tune. 5.
exactly what I was thinking. He can have quite a unique, interesting sound at times. But when he does straight-up R&R like this, it just bores me.
No mistaking the opening licks on this one!
Rockin' song, kind of reminds me of Lenny Kravitz... without the funk... its all good!
Can't explain why, but this song makes me laugh. Maybe I'm just in a silly mood.
Never understood all the hype over this guy. Not bad, but nothing to write home about.
I'm certainly a fan of Ben's but have never been into this tune. 5.
dadofsammy wrote:
"What's Your Name" anyone?
I thought this was an unreleased alternate take by Skynyrd. Dead on, dos. Doesn't make the song bad, just not original.
RichardPrins wrote:
8)
:wave: :nodhead:
8)
dadofsammy wrote:
y'know, if you're gonna play recycled Lynyrd Skynyrd, you might just as well play the real thing...not that i'm encouraging it..."What's Your Name" anyone?
Funny, didn't think this sounded anything like Skynyrd.
truk77 wrote:
Durn, I saw "Burn" and thought it was "Burn one Down" at first. :|
Yeah that that song tops this hands down. Guess I'll have to burn one myself to make up for it.
Durn, I saw "Burn" and thought it was "Burn one Down" at first. :|
dadofsammy wrote:
y'know, if you're gonna play recycled Lynyrd Skynyrd, you might just as well play the real thing...not that i'm encouraging it..."What's Your Name" anyone?
y'know, if you're gonna be closed-minded, you should have went the whole way and requested "Freebird"!
y'know, if you're gonna play recycled Lynyrd Skynyrd, you might just as well play the real thing...not that i'm encouraging it..."What's Your Name" anyone?
Rolling Stones - Rocks Off Ben Harper - Burn to Shine Bill either reads these comments or he read your mind.
mperry wrote:
I'm about ready for something likes "Rocks Off" right about now. Anything off of EXILE would do just fine, thank you.
This is not request hour ladies and gentlemen!! TAKE IT AND LIKE IT!!
mperry wrote:
I'm about ready for something likes "Rocks Off" right about now. Anything off of EXILE would do just fine, thank you.
i'll second that. :cheers:
PattonFever wrote:
i like ben harper. he's awesome. but this song isn't my favorite.
changed my mind. i looked at my rating and was like "why in the hell did i give this a 6?" it's now a 9. ^_^
Sorry folks, this is one of my least favorite ben harper songs.
JamieR wrote:
I think Ben has a intoxicating voice, but the music isn't my favorite. I am trying though, the cd is in my car.
I'm crazy about his voice and guitar playing as well! Try with another CD...this one is not so good. Will to Live or Welcome to the Cruel World are wonderful works of art! gosh...i felt awful typing that.
DavidCarrico wrote:
OMG Ben, this is horrible... normally i love ben harper, but this sounds like jethro tull or some crap
I had the EXACT same reaction - except the Jethro Tull part. But these lyrics are just plain dumb. very lame.
mperry wrote:
I'm about ready for something likes "Rocks Off" right about now. Anything off of EXILE would do just fine, thank you.
Of course, as I hear the song change, Ramones does the trick too.
I'm about ready for something likes "Rocks Off" right about now. Anything off of EXILE would do just fine, thank you.
ben harper is the man and all, but this is one of his weakest songs :yawn:
moheybee wrote:
You know heeb is a racial slur for jews? Yah, all my friends called me Heebs until they found that out...
Heeb - Hebrew ? I guess thats why its a racial slur? I get called Brit all the time. Is that a racial slur? -Adrian
How do you dare compare this crap with Big Old Jethro...KIDS!!!Listen and learn...
OMG Ben, this is horrible... normally i love ben harper, but this sounds like jethro tull or some crap
I think Ben has a intoxicating voice, but the music isn't my favorite. I am trying though, the cd is in my car.
heeb wrote:
Not lame, I disagree. This is cool. I hear what you mean. It's those "voor de tel" accents that do this IMHO. HB used that extensively. Listen to "Never be clever". Other bands/artists like to use this too. E.g. Aerosmith in "Chip away the stone" (which is a great song BTW).
You know heeb is a racial slur for jews? Yah, all my friends called me Heebs until they found that out...
i like ben harper. he's awesome. but this song isn't my favorite.
Silent_Mark wrote:
Ehhhh, take it or leave it. Personally I don't see what all the hub bub over Harper is :rolleyes:
Go to one of his concerts and you'll see. I think the guy's amazing. His music is varied rich and original.
Originally Posted by mperry: I remember Herman Brood, but I can't recall any of the music any longer. Along those lines, anyone remember (from 1979 or 1980, I believe) Duncan Browne? He had a song that got a fair amount of radio play on the remnants of what was by then the rotting carcass of progressive radio. Remember "The Wild Places"?
Yes, now you mention it, I do! Wild Places was (I believe) a hit over here first and totally unexpected. I also remember Duncan Browne saying in an interview, he was such a lazy man. Maybe that explains why he remained a one hit wonder. Not that strange, you only remember Herman Brood as a person. He was truly a one of a kind character. Not to be repeated, I guess.
Originally Posted by the_om: I like this song. Herman Brood. Wow. I vaguely remember a Herman Brood and His Wild Romance, I think. I wish I could remember some of the songs that they played of his on Chicago radio, circa late 70's(?)...
I remember Herman Brood, but I can't recall any of the music any longer. Along those lines, anyone remember (from 1979 or 1980, I believe) Duncan Browne? He had a song that got a fair amount of radio play on the remnants of what was by then the rotting carcass of progressive radio. Remember "The Wild Places"?
Originally Posted by Johray63: Okay heeb, I agree, I got a bit carried away ;) It was short after Brood commited suicide that I heared this song, which very much reminded me of him, so I wasn't that objective. Those first Brood albums had the kind of rock 'n' roll spirit and attitude, that is quite unique. After that the attitude took over or was all that was left and Brood became more a phenomenon than a musician, I think. Maybe his painting replaced his will to make music(?).
Yeah, Johray, I think you will be happy with your giving yourself another chance to reconsider Ben Harper. A very strong artist, with good, solid albums - excellent music with interesting lyrics. As a live performer, Harper is one of the best I have ever seen. :cool:
Originally Posted by the_om: I like this song. Herman Brood. Wow. I vaguely remember a Herman Brood and His Wild Romance, I think. I wish I could remember some of the songs that they played of his on Chicago radio, circa late 70's(?)...
Unfortunately RP rejected ALL my HB uploads :frustrated: I could, however, send you an mp3, or two, in case you're interested.
Ehhhh, take it or leave it. Personally I don\'t see what all the hub bub over Harper is :roll:
I like this song. Herman Brood. Wow. I vaguely remember a Herman Brood and His Wild Romance, I think. I wish I could remember some of the songs that they played of his on Chicago radio, circa late 70\'s(?)...
Originally Posted by heeb: Not lame, I disagree. This is cool. I hear what you mean. It's those "voor de tel" accents that do this IMHO. HB used that extensively. Listen to "Never be clever". Other bands/artists like to use this too. E.g. Aerosmith in "Chip away the stone" (which is a great song BTW).
Okay heeb, I agree, I got a bit carried away ;) It was short after Brood commited suicide that I heared this song, which very much reminded me of him, so I wasn't that objective. Those first Brood albums had the kind of rock 'n' roll spirit and attitude, that is quite unique. After that the attitude took over or was all that was left and Brood became more a phenomenon than a musician, I think. Maybe his painting replaced his will to make music(?).
Originally Posted by Johray63: Anybody ever heard of Holland's number one rock 'n' roll junkie, Herman Brood? Harper sounds like a lame version of Brood (at his peak) But he doesn't have to worry, Herman Brood recently tragically died, by jumpin down from the Amsterdam Hilton.
Not lame, I disagree. This is cool. I hear what you mean. It's those "voor de tel" accents that do this IMHO. HB used that extensively. Listen to "Never be clever". Other bands/artists like to use this too. E.g. Aerosmith in "Chip away the stone" (which is a great song BTW).
Ugh... \"Southern Rock\".... painful.
Nah, they\'ll always be albums no matter what format it\'s on. An album is just a collection like a photo album. You can still say record store too because they sell recordings. They don\'t sell record albums though :roll:
This song ROCKS. Unfortunately, the rest of the album most definitely does NOT rock. So :clap: for this song, :cry: for the rest of the album. And I\'m showing my age by calling it an \"album\" aren\'t I?
Originally Posted by Johray63: Anybody ever heard of Holland's number one rock 'n' roll junkie, Herman Brood?
Guess... :D
Harper sounds like a lame version of Brood (at his peak)
Similar voice, yes, but i disagree on "lame version of". Don't know HB that well, though.
i saw him at D.A.R. Constitution Hall in D.C. in 2000. it was amazing ( i was with a bad date but didn\'t even care). i also saw him open for pearl jam in 99. another awesome performance! I highly suggest seeing him if you ever get the opportunity.
not so good for Ben Harper. I heard he\'s not marrying Laura Dern. Just procreating with her.
Anybody ever heard of Holland\'s number one rock \'n\' roll junkie, Herman Brood? Harper sounds like a lame version of Brood (at his peak) But he doesn\'t have to worry, Herman Brood recently tragically died, by jumpin down from the Amsterdam Hilton.