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Etta James — The Rock
Album: Love's Been Rough On Me
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Released: 1997
Length: 3:28
Plays (last 30 days): 1
When you wake up
In the morning and you wonder
Why no one's beside you where I usually lay
And you think you hear
The sound of a distant thunder
It's just your old rock rolling away

I was your rock standing strong for you
There was nothing I wouldn't do
No matter the cost I was ready to pay
Now you say I'm only holding you down
Like some old rock you've been dragging around
Yes, I'm your rock but I'm rolling away

I'm rolling away on a downhill grade
But I'm coming to rest side
A mountain of love some day
'Cause I finally understand
If you're resting on shifting sands
Even a rock goes rolling away

And I was your rock standing strong for you
There was nothing I wouldn't do
No matter the cost I was ready to pay
Oh now you say I'm only holding you down
Like some old rock you've been dragging around
Yes, I'm your rock and I'm rolling away
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 Cynaera wrote:
Etta's voice always brings me back to life, no matter what she sings.  She will be very much missed.  R. I. P., Ms. James, and thank you for the wonderful, magical legacy you've left to us all. {#Notworthy}
 

RIP Ann.  It is a shame you have no one taking up the mantle of posting superb comments from your beautiful heart.
I have had got my 2 cents worth as well in mentioning how much he sounds like BD.

Just for the record, this artist has been quoted saying he was "obsessed" with Dob Dylan growing up. 
 easmann wrote:

That is Cynaera's final comment on Radio Paradise.
Elko Daily Free Press, Archived Obituaries: (Cynaera) Ann Stepp Lucas (1956 - 2012)

Rest in peace Ann, the Radio Paradise community sorely misses you.

 
And to think 14 days later she became ill, and passed shortly thereafter. 55 years young.

Just goes to show, anytime can be your time to go. Hug tighter those that mean something to you.
OK, this is the first song I heard after I registered officially on RP, today, Jan 18, 2018.   
 easmann wrote:

That is Cynaera's final comment on Radio Paradise.
Elko Daily Free Press, Archived Obituaries: (Cynaera) Ann Stepp Lucas (1956 - 2012)

Rest in peace Ann, the Radio Paradise community sorely misses you.

 
Thanks for that link....I miss her
 Cynaera wrote (Posted: Jan 20, 2012 - 16:40):
Etta's voice always brings me back to life, no matter what she sings.  She will be very much missed.  R. I. P., Ms. James, and thank you for the wonderful, magical legacy you've left to us all. {#Notworthy}
 
 
K_Love wrote:
From now on, when I hear Etta, her voice will bring you back to life for me. Miss you and your amazing stories.
 
That is Cynaera's final comment on Radio Paradise.
Elko Daily Free Press, Archived Obituaries: (Cynaera) Ann Stepp Lucas (1956 - 2012)

Rest in peace Ann, the Radio Paradise community sorely misses you.
 smoooth grooove this..{#Music}
Wow, what a song.
 oldfart48 wrote:
doesn't get any better than  ETTA.....{#Cheers}

 
I'll drink to that, my distant friend.
The voice of an angel!
Oh my goodness this woman's sound is arresting and inspiring and godlike! Totally topnotch
{#Clap}  {#Clap} {#Notworthy} {#Notworthy} {#Notworthy} {#Clap}

Miss you Ms Etta....
Very Nice!
Her voice melts me.......{#Sunny} 
more Ms. James pleas'    {#Sunny}  {#Dance}
 DD rabbi_phil wrote:
love the guitar in the back with the chorus or flange or whatever that is on it.....song is pretty dammmmmmn goood 2

 
me too! whatever it is
 
doesn't get any better than  ETTA.....{#Cheers}
After hearing Rogers Waters express that God wants sex...this sweet song is soothing my horny soul. Gratefully my purity isn't dead.
Keep inspiring my day RP-Thank YOU!
Dear lord I love this kind of music. 
 Cynaera wrote:
Etta's voice always brings me back to life, no matter what she sings.  She will be very much missed.  R. I. P., Ms. James, and thank you for the wonderful, magical legacy you've left to us all. {#Notworthy}
 
From now on, when I hear Etta, her voice will bring you back to life for me. Miss you and your amazing stories.
 Cynaera wrote:
Etta's voice always brings me back to life, no matter what she sings.  She will be very much missed.  R. I. P., Ms. James, and thank you for the wonderful, magical legacy you've left to us all. {#Notworthy}
 
Amen.
love the guitar in the back with the chorus or flange or whatever that is on it.....song is pretty dammmmmmn goood 2
More Etta please Bill - RIP Sweet Etta.
yes, really thanks....
 

Etta's voice always brings me back to life, no matter what she sings.  She will be very much missed.  R. I. P., Ms. James, and thank you for the wonderful, magical legacy you've left to us all. {#Notworthy}