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Eliza Gilkyson — Dionysian Love
Album: Through The Looking Glass
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Released: 1993
Length: 3:56
Plays (last 30 days): 2
Once again he walks with me
Along the beauty way
My winged messenger
My warrior child of clay
Waves crash
As his coat of many colors comes undone
Revealing to me the mystery
Dionysian love

Jeweled worlds are born
As passion pulls me in
Fragrant scent of spices
Perfume of his skin
Rushing into this heart of mine
To mingle with my blood
Reveal yourself again to me
Dionysian love

On this island in the ocean
At the edge of all we know
Vows again are spoken like we did so long ago
But to my soul I am speaking
My Dionysian love

See how far he travels out into the waiting worlds
To dance among the princes
And the radiant temple girls
Tasting all the splendid forms
The dream world is made of
And bringing it all back home to me
Dionysian love

On this island in the ocean
At the edge of all we know
Vows again are spoken like we did so long ago
But to my soul I am speaking
My Dionysian love

Tides pull with the motion of his hips
Honeyed words of ecstasy falling from his lips
Stars give approval from the sacred sky above
Reveal yourself again to me
Dionysian love

On this island in the ocean
At the edge of all we know
Vows again are spoken like we did so long ago
But to my soul I am speaking
My Dionysian love
Dionysian love
Dionysian love
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 Art_Carnage wrote:

Saw here live a few months ago. Her father was a songwriter for Disney. She closed her set with one of her father's songs - "Bare Necessities" from Jungle Book.

dmcanany wrote:

Why doesn't Base Necessities get any play here?
 

Mos def a crime against humanity. Tongue out of cheek though, it was one of my fave songs from childhood. 
 Matt_Maurer wrote:
A lot like Tanika Tikaram?
 
Except she's about 19 years older. But yeah, I can hear the comparison.
c.
Surprised she didn't get sued for borrowing too much from Ring of Fire.
Impressive talent here!!!
A lot like Tanika Tikaram?
First time I looked up 'Dionysian' was when Ray Manzarek, in an interview, used the word to describe Jim Morrison.
 Art_Carnage wrote:
Saw here live a few months ago. Her father was a songwriter for Disney. She closed her set with one of her father's songs - "Bare Necessities" from Jungle Book.
 
Why doesn't Base Necessities get any play here?
Pretty good song going to bump it up if I hear it again
 ExploitingChaos wrote:
Ring of fire...
 
It's vaguely similar in the pre-chorus but it's a different chord progression, though both songs have pretty rudimentary progressions
 ExploitingChaos wrote:
Ring of fire...
 

True That
Had to look up Dionysian.

1. relating to the god Dionysus.
2. relating to the sensual, spontaneous, and emotional aspects of human nature."dark, grand Dionysian music"
 softjeans wrote:
Eulogy wrote:
Feels just like every other country song to me... Fake.
They file Eliza under "folk," where she was just nominated for a Grammy...but she's as tough as any rocker. Who else would write an ode to Hiway 9? (The road to Baghdad -- and it's a darn good song, too.)
 
I think I was at the show where she introduced that song. Cactus Cafe, and Baghdad was all over the news. She opened for Loudon Wainwright III, but she held her own. After the show I heard several people say 'I liked Eliza Gilkyson better'.

To be fair, Ol' Loudo is kind of an acquired taste.
c.

ps: Good thing Bush 43 cleaned up Iraq, huh?
Ring of fire...
Rickie Lee Jones?
I so enjoy early Eliza rather than her newer stuff......although this is pretty commercial for her....Nice to hear tho'
There are so many good songs by Eliza Gilkyson but RP seems to play the ho hum ones, like this one. Maybe my tastes are different than Bill's :) But my favourites are: Wildewood Spring (from Beautiful World), Heart Of A Man (Lost and Found version), Richmond Boy (Lost and Found), to name only three. The last 2 show her sweet way of expressing love for a man. Why listen to female singers if they don't express a woman's point of view? A lot of her songs are political and "activist" in nature, but these show her heart. Just a suggestion to RP to keep mining Eliza's albums for more of those.
Strong voice, good and captivating   (kinda Dylan-esque : )
She uses big words.
There's a little melody somewhere in here that keeps reminding me of a Joanna Newsom song. I'd love to hear some Joanna Newsom on RP.
Eulogy wrote:
Feels just like every other country song to me... Fake.
They file Eliza under "folk," where she was just nominated for a Grammy...but she's as tough as any rocker. Who else would write an ode to Hiway 9? (The road to Baghdad -- and it's a darn good song, too.)
In my aged ear I hear 1988. I hear Tanita Tikaram (click here)
I'm not big on folk/country-ish music, but I really like her voice :)
thought i needed to adjust my speakers when the playlist said this wasn't another humdrum halfhearted attempt to remake the johnny cash classic "Ring of Fire". snoozer. sorry.
How could there be anything \"generic\" about pagan passion to a country tune ? Can\'t see it on the bill at the Opry next time Dubya stops in. :lol:
Wow! Only RP would play Eliza! :notworthy:
Saw here live a few months ago. Her father was a songwriter for Disney. She closed her set with one of her father\'s songs - \"Bare Necessities\" from Jungle Book.
Good energy here.
Feels just like every other country song to me... Fake.
Originally Posted by bobringer: Melody during the chorus sounds like Johnny Cash... Very generic, derivative... I think at least there is some heart there... which gets it a 4.
Probably because Gilkyson writes for/with Rosanne Cash.
Melody during the chorus sounds like Johnny Cash... Very generic, derivative... I think at least there is some heart there... which gets it a 4.
For Eliza fans, NPR\'s All Things Considered did a long interview/review of Eliza last Thursday 5/30/02, and they archive everything. Anyone interested go to www.npr.org, choose All Things Considered from the choose a show dropbox, go to archives, pick the date, find the article in the show\'s listings, click on the headline, and you can listen to it with real audio (and maybe others - I use real audio). It\'s worth hearing if you\'re a Gilkyson fan......
Please, please, please play more Eliza. She is brilliant, and doesn\'t get the air time she deserves. Anything from Hard Times in Babylon would be great, especially, \"Engineer Bill.\" You must know it--be my holy man--play more Eliza.