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Emmylou Harris — I Don't Want to Talk About It Now
Album: Red Dirt Girl
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Released: 2000
Length: 4:43
Plays (last 30 days): 2
God knows how I love you
Like a user needs a drug
And I'll never be free of you
You are poison in my blood

I tried to swim that river
And get to higher ground
I been three times under
The next one'll see me drown

But I don't want to talk about it now
I don't want to talk about it now
I don't want to talk about it now
I wanna go down

God knows why you don't want me
No one would do the things I do
But to my grave it's gonna haunt me
How I got down on my knees for you

You are my obsession
And the reason that I live
You already got my soul
There's nothin' left to give

But I don't want to talk about it now
I don't want to talk about it now
I don't want to talk about it now
I wanna go down

The devil is deep water baby
And I'm in way over my head
But I'd be drawn and quartered
If I could keep you in my bed

I can't break this spell
I know the trouble that I'm in
But if I got out of the mouth of hell
I'd walk right back again

But I don't want to talk about it now
I don't want to talk about it now
I don't want to talk about it now
I wanna go down...
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 jacopo777 wrote:
Hot Nashville babe. 
 
... that album cover is twenty years old, but Ms. Harris is still a very fetching woman.
 radioparadise9 wrote:

Remove your head from ....
 

No need to be rude. Liz Ks not alone in her less than thrilled take on the song. It is possible to love an artist and their work but not love everything they've done.
The 1st time I heard Emmy Lou in '74 approx. I immediately went out and bought the Elite Hotel album.  Loved her ever since.  We went to see Emmy Lou, Patty Griffin, Shawn Colvin & Buddy Miller in an acoustic show at Ravinia (Chicago area) a few years ago.  It was a surprisingly sparse attendance but what a wonderful show!
Hot Nashville babe. 
Thank you Bill for bringing this song to my attention.... love it.
{#Devil_pimp}so zesty !
one of my top ten songs ever. thank you emmy lou
 
 PA1749 wrote:
I've heard the name...but I've never really heard the music until now. Too bad I've been missing this all my life. Good Stuff!
 

It's never too late

Her scope is wide

When you  think you are ready try "The Ballad of Emmit Till" - she's no lightweight.

 LizK wrote:
Love Emmylou. But can't get to loving this offering.
 
Remove your head from ....
I want to be her boyfriend.
Our (USA) National Treasure.  Emmylou...
Just cool.
 mfcrowe wrote:
I first saw this woman perfrom 38 years ago in a tiny theater in the round that has since disappeared. She came out in a white cowgirl outfit, complete with white cowgirl boots. I was with one of my buddies and I swear, betweeen songs we both turned to each other and said "I want this woman to have my baby".

As I remember her voice, the music and her band were outstanding, as has every show I have seeen her in. {#Bananapiano}{#Bananajam} 

 
{#Clap}  

Imagine if Emmylou had struck up an acquaintance with you two. Somebody should make a movie...Clooney and Pitt? Seth Rogen and Jason Siegel? 

Your story reminds of my former pottery teacher who'd owned her own (chaotic) studio for years. Jill's a very nice woman but doesn't really remember names, so she calls many of students "weirdo" as an affectionate catch-all. One student in particular caught Jill's eye years ago. "God, she sure was pretty, weirdos..." (Jill leaned that way). The other students had to tell Jill that the dreamboat was Judy Collins. 
I don't want to like ElH's voice, but it seems I do anyway. Wrecking Ball is a fine piece of work, but the vocal timbre on this piece appeals to me more.
Her voice is amazing. She's so expressive. I wish I enjoyed listening to her.
Weird--I've already heard this song once today, on WXRT in Chi.

--It's EMMYLOU MANIA OUT THERE, I TELL YOU!
Am I the only one that hears the digging in the dirt base line here
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=X0C3DHp36zc&feature=kp 
{#Wave}...... this is OUTSTANDING Emmylou 
 Proclivities wrote:

Emmylou Harris has had what a great many people feel is a very beautiful voice, for a long time, despite the fact that you apparently believe yourself to be an arbiter of vocal talent.  It's one thing to dislike the sound of her voice, but asserting that she can't sing is another.
 
Proclivities rocks! {#Dancingbanana_2} Always well-informed and well spoken.
Love Emmylou. But can't get to loving this offering.
Really Like This.
 Feghoot wrote:
A marginal talent when she was young whose voice has become increasingly limited to a one octave range as she's gotten older.  Too bad she can't transform some of her good looks into a good voice.
 
Emmylou Harris has had what a great many people feel is a very beautiful voice, for a long time, despite the fact that you apparently believe yourself to be an arbiter of vocal talent.  It's one thing to dislike the sound of her voice, but asserting that she can't sing is another.


Really annoying three songs after Placebos "Bitter End" ...
oh what the hell GODLIKE


OH WAIT said that a year ago ................ hahahaha

 PA1749 wrote:
I've heard the name...but I've never really heard the music until now. Too bad I've been missing this all my life. Good Stuff!
 
Welcome to the world of yum.  I just bought the CD of "All the Roadrunning" with Emmylou Harris and Mark Knopfler of Dire Straits. GOOOOD music. Emmylou's "Wrecking Ball" is an excellent piece of work, should you want to invest... {#Mrgreen}
Unusually atmospheric for Emmylou ... {#Cowboy} Love it!

Oh, honey, I'm not going to make you talk if you don't want to. 
:-) 
I've heard the name...but I've never really heard the music until now. Too bad I've been missing this all my life. Good Stuff!
 wenatchee wrote:
Turn the lights down and hand me a scotch, . . . oh and turn up the bass     ;-)
 

Damn straight!
Good tune.
Turn the lights down and hand me a scotch, . . . oh and turn up the bass     ;-)
emmylou ... {#Sunny}
I'm a lifelong Emmylou fan.  I ended up buying nearly all of her albums.  I love the way she sings — and how her style is never boring for me.  I'm giving her a 10 on this altho it's not the best song on the CD.  After my dad died, I listened to "Bang the Drum Slowly" over and over...  {#Notworthy}
I first saw this woman perfrom 38 years ago in a tiny theater in the round that has since disappeared. She came out in a white cowgirl outfit, complete with white cowgirl boots. I was with one of my buddies and I swear, betweeen songs we both turned to each other and said "I want this woman to have my baby".

As I remember her voice, the music and her band were outstanding, as has every show I have seeen her in. {#Bananapiano}{#Bananajam} 
Amazing song, same anthemic and american-rooted feel of tom petty.
 That_SOB wrote:

   When Emmylou Harris released "Red Dirt Girl" on Sept. 12th 2006, she was a nine-time Grammy winner.  This is her first studio LP since 1995's Wrecking Ball, she wrote 11 of the album's 12 cuts. Don't cha be bad-mouthing the woman of my (and 9 out of 10 other guys)  dreams, buck-o. She is an obviously very talented singer-songwriter, with the voice of an angel, and knock your cowboy hat in the dirt looks !
 Check her in concert with Mark Knopfler..     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HoOR8OhuRM&feature=related
   Song : "This is us"
  {#High-five}

Sammy Ylanas of the BoDeans confessed onstage that he had a crush on Emmylou Harris, and wrote the song, "She's Waiting For Me Somewhere" for her. Just a little trivia there...

Emmylou has forgotten more about music than most artists have ever learned. She's rather iconic. Granted, she's an acquired taste for some people who adamantly repudiate country music (yup, I was one of those people, once upon a time...) but her history speaks for itself. She's amazing. (P.S. - I love "Wrecking Ball"!)


GODLIKE
{#Heartkiss} A goodess.  Saw her live awhile back - just an awesome show.  {#Notworthy}
I was lucky enough to see Emmylou at the Catalyst in Santa Cruz after Wrecking Ball.
She put on a Concert acoustic guitar that was almost as big as she was.

And she is HUGE!
 Feghoot wrote:
Boring, boring, boring.  She should be singing with the Cowboy Junkies.
 

{#Lol}Yea, I don't like them either. However, I do like this song; I just wish she would tone down that warble, just a leeetle bit!{#Lol}
Boring, boring, boring.  She should be singing with the Cowboy Junkies.

   When Emmylou Harris released "Red Dirt Girl" on Sept. 12th 2006, she was a nine-time Grammy winner.  This is her first studio LP since 1995's Wrecking Ball, she wrote 11 of the album's 12 cuts. Don't cha be bad-mouthing the woman of my (and 9 out of 10 other guys)  dreams, buck-o. She is an obviously very talented singer-songwriter, with the voice of an angel, and knock your cowboy hat in the dirt looks !
 Check her in concert with Mark Knopfler..     https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=3HoOR8OhuRM&feature=related
   Song : "This is us"
 lattalo wrote:
Now that I know that Patty Griffin wrote several of the songs that Emmylou Harris made famous,
I just don't feel the same way a Emmylou as I did.  I think that Patty Griffin is a much greater talent,
both as a singer and as a song writer.  It's a shame that Patty isn't as famous as Emmylou, because
she certainly should be.
 
I hope you translate that attitude toward J J Cale and Eric Clapton also.


A marginal talent when she was young whose voice has become increasingly limited to a one octave range as she's gotten older.  Too bad she can't transform some of her good looks into a good voice.
:Love it!
and Emmylou just keeps getting better ...
Say what you like, this is a damn good song.
Now that I know that Patty Griffin wrote several of the songs that Emmylou Harris made famous,
I just don't feel the same way a Emmylou as I did.  I think that Patty Griffin is a much greater talent,
both as a singer and as a song writer.  It's a shame that Patty isn't as famous as Emmylou, because
she certainly should be.
That would be your opinion , probably shared by many , which you are certainly entitled to . I don`t have a problem with folks enjoying her music .
But we don`t need to resort to name calling because I , too , am entitled to my opinion .
 cathenley wrote:

You all are CLUELESS!  My lordy......{#Notworthy} the women is a a super talent - anyone that can get her to sing on their recording is sooooo lucky....
 


 btt wrote:
I just don`t get the reverence bestowed upon Ms. Harris . Could it be because she is a wonderful person ? Good hearted ? Her humility ?

It certainly can`t be because of her singing abilities . She always reminds me of some singer/songwriter you might hear at a local coffee shop , on open-mike night , who smells of Patchouli , and tries way too hard because she has to compensate for her limited abilities .

And yes , you know exactly  of the type of artiste  I`m talking about . So don`t say you don`t .{#Naughty} {#Lol}
 
You all are CLUELESS!  My lordy......{#Notworthy} the women is a a super talent - anyone that can get her to sing on their recording is sooooo lucky....

 Lazaerus wrote:

Either you love her or you don't.  I love her, but then I love Bob Dylan & Neil Young as well.  Those are two other artists that get many of the same comments as yours.  Beauty, regardless if it's seen or heard, is in the eye/ear of the beholder.

 
I'm a huge fan of Dylan and Young, as well as Tom Waits, Leonard Cohen and other "vocally-challenged" artists. I have a lot of respect for Emmylou; she seems like a great person, but I have to say I simply don't like her voice.

 bdewees wrote:
If I'd had to name this tune in the first few seconds, I would have said "digging in the dirt" - Peter Gabriel.

This is a good find. Thanks Bill!
  
Ah, I'm not alone in hearing it then.
I haven't heard this on RP in quite some time. It's good to hear it again!
Lazaerus wrote :

Either you love her or you don't.  I love her, but then I love Bob Dylan & Neil Young as well.  Those are two other artists that get many of the same comments as yours.  Beauty, regardless if it's seen or heard, is in the eye/ear of the beholder.

Laz

Exactly !! You , and many others love her . I don`t . This is what makes the world go `round , (and I did say I did`nt get it ) . I`m luke warm with Neil , but love Bob . Go figure . I`m sure there are many artists I really like , that you`d probably take a pass on . No harm , no foul .



Either you love her or you don't.  I love her, but then I love Bob Dylan & Neil Young as well.  Those are two other artists that get many of the same comments as yours.  Beauty, regardless if it's seen or heard, is in the eye/ear of the beholder.

Too bad you conjure up a negative? image of Emmylou.

I think it's sad when people miss the beauty.

Laz

 

 btt wrote:

I just don`t get the reverence bestowed upon Ms. Harris . Could it be because she is a wonderful person ? Good hearted ? Her humility ?

It certainly can`t be because of her singing abilities . She always reminds me of some singer/songwriter you might hear at a local coffee shop , on open-mike night , who smells of Patchouli , and tries way too hard because she has to compensate for her limited abilities .

And yes , you know exactly , of the type of artiste , I`m talking about  So don`t say you don`t .{#Naughty} {#Lol}
 


 btt wrote:
I just don`t get the reverence bestowed upon Ms. Harris . Could it be because she is a wonderful person ? Good hearted ? Her humility ?

It certainly can`t be because of her singing abilities .
 
Surprised to find that someone could actually judge ELH's stellar vocal abilities as anything less than among the finest and loveliest in American music

Man, good stuff.
I just don`t get the reverence bestowed upon Ms. Harris . Could it be because she is a wonderful person ? Good hearted ? Her humility ?

It certainly can`t be because of her singing abilities . She always reminds me of some singer/songwriter you might hear at a local coffee shop , on open-mike night , who smells of Patchouli , and tries way too hard because she has to compensate for her limited abilities .

And yes , you know exactly  of the type of artiste  I`m talking about . So don`t say you don`t .{#Naughty} {#Lol}


 spraehbuer wrote:

I agree{#Yell}

 
Yes, ouch...{#Stop}
 Excelsior wrote:
That voice is not built for the extended-length notes.
 
I agree{#Yell}

That voice is not built for the extended-length notes.
Love this song, love this album, 'specially her duet with Dave Mathews  on "My Antonia"—which also happens to be one of my favorite books. Whoohoo!
oh, yes!!
fabbo song from a great disc.  Love Emmylou!
Mack wrote:
She's a boat floater
Yup, floats mine!
She's a boat floater
If I'd had to name this tune in the first few seconds, I would have said "digging in the dirt" - Peter Gabriel. This is a good find. Thanks Bill!
rocteur wrote:
So even as far back as Jan 2005 this follows the Chemical Bros. ? This is embarassing.. Easy job DJ at RP !! And they don't take advice from the listeners ;-)
yup they do.... now it follows Suzanne Vega :tongue:
Wow, when she decides to get down and dirty, ya gotta give this woman her due.
Great music sets today RP, it's been a cloudy day in southern Arizona, and your more mellow than lately sets have been marvelously soothing for my spirit and soul. Thank you. A little Afro Celts about now wouldn't be bad
Yowee!!!! You little vixen, you.....
Man, imagine how cool this song would be if the chorus weren't compressed so flat. Viva la dynamics!
Emmylou rocks the house!
Martino wrote:
I don't wanna hear about it :wall:
Then don't listen :naughty:
I don't wanna hear about it :wall:
NewHorizons wrote:
Woah! The man is entitled to some rest! It's only 8:00AM down in "Paradise" right now... But I agree with mixing things up a bit though... I know making good "segues" is important, but variety is not to be denied either. Why not try this suggestion, Bill: I wouldn't mind having totally random 5-song segues of a particular genre. This would give a chance to the "never played" songs in the library to "get noticed" too and maybe lessen the complaining about the lack of mix on RP. Yeah, maybe people will find something else to complain about (they couldn't hear your "random" voice telling us what just played now), but why not give this experiment a try, for a little while anyway?
All this in response to something that was pretty obviously sarcasm. C'est la vie.
love this emmylou/spyboy...smoove!
Glad to see this CD is finally available on iTunes.
In Bill's defense, it's really great when his playlist matches my mood, like a home run. Of course you can have too much of a good thing, and that's when Bill changes to something else. In my opinion a DJ who knows how to choose the right songs can really enhance your enjoyment of the music. Thanks Bill NewHorizons wrote:
Woah! The man is entitled to some rest! It's only 8:00AM down in "Paradise" right now... But I agree with mixing things up a bit though... I know making good "segues" is important, but variety is not to be denied either. Why not try this suggestion, Bill: I wouldn't mind having totally random 5-song segues of a particular genre. This would give a chance to the "never played" songs in the library to "get noticed" too and maybe lessen the complaining about the lack of mix on RP. Yeah, maybe people will find something else to complain about (they couldn't hear your "random" voice telling us what just played now), but why not give this experiment a try, for a little while anyway?
MrSpaz wrote:
This song is not bad, but it shouldn't follow the Chemical Brothers. The former does not do a good job of setting up the listener for the latter.
So even as far back as Jan 2005 this follows the Chemical Bros. ? This is embarassing.. Easy job DJ at RP !! And they don't take advice from the listeners ;-)
stinkycheese wrote:
Seriously, Bill. You should be embarrased that you don't dedicate every minute of your life to our entertainment. STAY AT YOUR COMPUTER!
Woah! The man is entitled to some rest! It's only 8:00AM down in "Paradise" right now... But I agree with mixing things up a bit though... I know making good "segues" is important, but variety is not to be denied either. Why not try this suggestion, Bill: I wouldn't mind having totally random 5-song segues of a particular genre. This would give a chance to the "never played" songs in the library to "get noticed" too and maybe lessen the complaining about the lack of mix on RP. Yeah, maybe people will find something else to complain about (they couldn't hear your "random" voice telling us what just played now), but why not give this experiment a try, for a little while anyway?
StevenQ wrote:
And again April 10. C'mon bill. Enough with the canned sets.
Seriously, Bill. You should be embarrased that you don't dedicate every minute of your life to our entertainment. STAY AT YOUR COMPUTER!
When this first came on, I thought this was Stevie Nicks. Sounds like her w/ a sore throat.
thekid wrote:
Mixed? ... sure. Repeated ... yup. There typlically seems to be some thematics from set to set, but I have to admit, I don't see this one yet.
And again April 10. C'mon bill. Enough with the canned sets.
When Emmylou does moody, smokey, dark - I could fall into her voice - liquid honey. :good-vibes:
Red Dirt Girl was the CD that sort of dragged me into the Emmylou camp, so I'm a newbie. We have lots of earlier stuff, and I like it all, but it's always refreshing to have an artist show some new moves. I saw her live just after that CD came out, and the crowd didn't quite know what to think of the new stuff. I thought it sounded fantastic.
Definitely certain sets are repeated, which you can tell from seeing previous comments. Hey, there's one DJ, and you have to expect that Bill occasionally needs to go grocery shopping or something, so he pops in previously-played playlists, which is what I'm guessing.
mach-hog wrote:
Followed Chemical Bros again today... are we sure this is music mixed by a DJ?
Mixed? ... sure. Repeated ... yup. There typlically seems to be some thematics from set to set, but I have to admit, I don't see this one yet.
Emmylou was my greatest musical rediscovery of 05. Sweet passionate soul. 10.
Followed Chemical Bros again today... are we sure this is music mixed by a DJ?
Enkidu wrote:
Six months later, and it follows the "Chemical Brothers" again. Somebody disagrees with you! I don't care much for either, but hey, I'll get over it in a couple of minutes!
....again, following the Chem. Bros., not the best segway Bill has ever constructed I agree. But what an amazing song, huh?
excellent song about a tortured, frelled up relationship (almost EXACTLY like my ex.....gods, she was EVIL!)
Nice feel and lyrics. Harris's voice is daunting and beautiful at the same time. How does she do that? Reminds me a little bit of Robert Plant's music. Anyone felt the same?
burt wrote:
BEAUTIFUL
:sunny: :clap: :bounce:
MrSpaz wrote:
This song is not bad, but it shouldn't follow the Chemical Brothers. The former does not do a good job of setting up the listener for the latter.
Six months later, and it follows the "Chemical Brothers" again. Somebody disagrees with you! I don't care much for either, but hey, I'll get over it in a couple of minutes!
BEAUTIFUL
RParadise wrote:
ho hum ?!? This song speaks of desparate desire. Never felt it before? This is what it sounds like. Believe me.
Truly. Permeates.
Being the worst song on a really great album, it's a 7. Emmylou is the hottest 57 year old I've ever seen.
MisterVErb wrote:
wow - that busy signal really screwed with me 8O
Not a busy signal... it's a phone left off-hook until the dial tone timed out I like the languid rhythm behind her. No build-up of emotion, no big crescendo, no phony excitement... kind of unusual these days.
wow - that busy signal really screwed with me 8O
A unique voice... beautiful.
This is the album I should have gotten. Rrrryyyyeeeaaahhh! (hey! my *italics* worked! no more CAPITALIZING!!!)
RParadise wrote:
ho hum ?!? This song speaks of desparate desire. Never felt it before? This is what it sounds like. Believe me.
:yes:
:notworthy:
For the first 5 seconds I was thinking this was Smashing Pumpkins. What is wrong with me?? :drunk:
Sobient wrote:
ho hum..
ho hum ?!? This song speaks of desparate desire. Never felt it before? This is what it sounds like. Believe me.
ho hum..
DavidCarrico wrote:
Digging In the (red) dirt?
Wow - right on. I like it though...
Emmylou is gettin' jiggy with that trip-hop stuff... rockin tune ;-)
This song is not bad, but it shouldn't follow the Chemical Brothers. The former does not do a good job of setting up the listener for the latter.
JCEntMan wrote:
I never really noticed the telephone beeping until I read this comment last year. Now I listen through the song just anticipating it. Gotta love that beep-beep-beep-beep beep-beep!
She's dialing MY number!
Gregorama wrote:
Nominated for "Best Use of Ambient Telephone Sounds." It rocks. Beep-beep-beep-beep-beep.... She sure doesn't sound like Minnie Pearl here.
I never really noticed the telephone beeping until I read this comment last year. Now I listen through the song just anticipating it. Gotta love that beep-beep-beep-beep beep-beep!
Thanks RP this song has really grown on me. :tongue:
Gregorama wrote:
Nominated for "Best Use of Ambient Telephone Sounds." It rocks. Beep-beep-beep-beep-beep.... She sure doesn't sound like Minnie Pearl here.
That phone thing makes the whole song uber-cool. I went out and downl...BOUGHT two Emmylou albums simply because of this tune.
8)
beag wrote:
This is a great song. Sex on a stick.
could not have said it better
Mr. Lanois puts his stamp on a lot of neat stuff! A 9.
I'm Coming.
A wondeful sensual song.
I'm not a country music fan, but I've never heard an Emmylou song that I didn't like. Her most recent efforts certainly show her ability to sing any genre.
This is a great song. Sex on a stick.