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Cowboy Junkies — I'm So Open
Album: Open
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6.7

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Total ratings: 871









Released: 2001
Length: 3:29
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Just outside there waiting.
Just outside the circle.
Waiting for that finger to point your way.
Just keep running. Just keep running.

New ones quickly burning.
Old ones die away.
Fires lit to say goodbye or hello.
Which way you looking? Which way you looking?

Count all wounds that brought you here.
Lay your blessings end to end.
Rid yourself of all regrets
Because here is where it all begins.
A bumbler's game, a cheaters wheel
Where the winner pays the highest cost.
You've laid your marker now watch the ball.
Hold your breath its about to fall.

Just outside there waiting.
Just outside the circle.
Waiting there is someone I don't know who.
I'm so open, I'm so open.

I don't sleep most nights,
Just lie awake and count my blessings.

I'll take this endless life
Of perfect pointless mornings.

I'll hold you till the morning comes
'cause it's all that I can do.

I'm so open. I'm so open.

I don't like these last goodbyes.
I don't like goodbyes.
Comments (65)add comment
 peter_james_bond wrote:

{#High-five} Yes, their upbeat songs are my favorites.

 
This must've been recorded on one of the days when they drank caffeinated coffee instead of their customary decaf.
 jimmydick wrote:

think about it.....
 
That's good advice.
 dwhayslett wrote:

What, behind the venus flytrap?
 
think about it.....
Cowboy Junkies — I'm So Open

This is the second song in a row with a 3/4 time break.  Though this one may be more 6/8.  Still, that can't be a coincedence on Bill/Reb's part.
I remember the thrill of discovering this here on RP...got me onto a CJ's jag for a good while. I dig the sultry voice, edgy guitars, lyrics...
 dwhayslett wrote:

What, behind the venus flytrap?

 
Maybe he's not familiar with a Venus flytrap; that plant is only native to the Carolinas.  Or maybe he just prefers to see a vagina dentata.
Thanks Bill Margo morning.
 lmic wrote:
"A little less conversation, a little more action..."
 
I too thought this was Elvis from the opening notes. {#Wink}
 Otomi wrote:

I really enjoy the music, but the phytomorphic vagina dentata in the cover art has always made me a bit uncomfortable.



 
What, behind the venus flytrap?

                              I have an agenda.
                    I trust you, you may have % 99.9
                       Uptime and  enough gender.
       She was about to run, and search for pots and pans
      Most twang Sally came to rescue with an openair fire.


 Otomi wrote:

I really enjoy the music, but the phytomorphic vagina dentata in the cover art has always made me a bit uncomfortable.



 
That says as much about you as it does the artist/band.


I really enjoy the music, but the phytomorphic vagina dentata in the cover art has always made me a bit uncomfortable.


 aristoteles wrote:
Like the music, but for some reason can't stand her voice,....Years ago I used to like the groove of their songs but now, man, guitar work ok, drums good, but that voice,..argh,....

 
Weird how our tastes change as time passes.  I can agree that her voice doesn't seem to work well at times.  Again, their stuff seems a bit staid sometimes, like they are all sat down with music stands in front of them.  No rockin' goin' on.
 ThePoose wrote:
The Boring Flunkies do an up-tempo number once every decade.
For gawd's sake, Margo, SCREAM a little!

 
doctec wrote:
Longtime CJ fan. Upbeat tune is uncharacteristic of them, but it works pretty well IMO. Thanks for playing this.
 
 
When you can hear Margo, she is screaming.
I can image all this band are sat down, just like on the old '60's Roger Whittaker TV show
I plus-1ed my rating just because of the combination of the song title and the album graphic.  
Like the music, but for some reason can't stand her voice,....Years ago I used to like the groove of their songs but now, man, guitar work ok, drums good, but that voice,..argh,....
The Boring Flunkies do an up-tempo number once every decade.
For gawd's sake, Margo, SCREAM a little!

 
doctec wrote:
Longtime CJ fan. Upbeat tune is uncharacteristic of them, but it works pretty well IMO. Thanks for playing this.
 



 Cynaera wrote:
Apart from the upbeat sound, the lyrics lured me.  In particular:

I don't sleep most nights,
Just lie awake and count my blessings.

Maybe I relate just a little bit too much with this song...

Just outside there waiting.
Just outside the circle.
Waiting for that finger to point your way.
Just keep running. Just keep running.

New ones quickly burning.
Old ones die away.
Fires lit to say goodbye or hello.
Which way you looking? Which way you looking?

Count all wounds that brought you here.
Lay your blessings end to end.
Rid yourself of all regrets
Because here is where it all begins.
A bumbler's game, a cheaters wheel
Where the winner pays the highest cost.
You've laid your marker now watch the ball.
Hold your breath its about to fall.

Just outside there waiting.
Just outside the circle.
Waiting there is someone I don't know who.
I'm so open, I'm so open.

I don't sleep most nights,
Just lie awake and count my blessings.

I'll take this endless life
Of perfect pointless mornings.

I'll hold you till the morning comes
'cause it's all that I can do.

I'm so open. I'm so open.

I don't like these last goodbyes.
I don't like goodbyes.

 

miss you so much, Cynaera...

love this song...
 
My friends always find it strange that I really love groups like 10,000 Maniacs and even the 'popier' Til' Tuesday, but just dont care at all for Cowboy Junkies. Dont know what it is, but though a female lead vocalist and smooth groove are among my favorite tastes, this group doesnt speak to me in the least. :(
 
Perfect song to get the blood pumping this morning.

absolutely incredible...  love it...
 
snuck on me
 

Everybody in my church loves this song...
 
 TerryS wrote:
Sorry to break the world record for Rtuma; but this is a sneaky toon that creeps up on one.
 

bingo by jingo...  love it...
 
Sorry to break the world record for Rtuma; but this is a sneaky toon that creeps up on one.


marvelous...  love this song madly...

 


This is a great song, with very sophisticated rhythm, and slick melody and instrumentation...  love it...

 


This song is soooo good it puts a spring in my step this spring morning...

 


absolutely brilliant...  love this song...
 

Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...




I'll dance to this...

 


This song is soooo good for the ears...

 
For the moment Canada rules, this is great.
Apart from the upbeat sound, the lyrics lured me.  In particular:

I don't sleep most nights,
Just lie awake and count my blessings.

Maybe I relate just a little bit too much with this song...

Just outside there waiting.
Just outside the circle.
Waiting for that finger to point your way.
Just keep running. Just keep running.

New ones quickly burning.
Old ones die away.
Fires lit to say goodbye or hello.
Which way you looking? Which way you looking?

Count all wounds that brought you here.
Lay your blessings end to end.
Rid yourself of all regrets
Because here is where it all begins.
A bumbler's game, a cheaters wheel
Where the winner pays the highest cost.
You've laid your marker now watch the ball.
Hold your breath its about to fall.

Just outside there waiting.
Just outside the circle.
Waiting there is someone I don't know who.
I'm so open, I'm so open.

I don't sleep most nights,
Just lie awake and count my blessings.

I'll take this endless life
Of perfect pointless mornings.

I'll hold you till the morning comes
'cause it's all that I can do.

I'm so open. I'm so open.

I don't like these last goodbyes.
I don't like goodbyes.



 doctec wrote:
Longtime CJ fan. Upbeat tune is uncharacteristic of them, but it works pretty well IMO. Thanks for playing this.
 
{#High-five} Yes, their upbeat songs are my favorites.

 Daveinbawlmer wrote:

Ah yes, CJ = 1 "Sucko Barfo".

Automatic.
 

I'm with you man!!{#Cheers}
Just never got it.{#No} Her voice is technically good, but I just cannot stand it, never could!{#Frustrated}
yeah I think they should do more like this.

 doctec wrote:
Longtime CJ fan. Upbeat tune is uncharacteristic of them, but it works pretty well IMO. Thanks for playing this.
 


dexev wrote:

Was hearing "I sold opium", until I checked the playlist.


Thanks, Now I hear it too!


 Middleton wrote:
{#Guitarist} + {#Drummer}  + {#Guitarist}  = {#Sunny}
 

{#Sunny} +  {#Bananajam} = {#Bananasplit}


{#Guitarist} + {#Drummer}  + {#Guitarist}  = {#Sunny}
CJ's with a shoegazer beat.  Very nice!
 Daveinbawlmer wrote:

Ah yes, CJ = 1 "Sucko Barfo".

Automatic.
 
Nice you see you keep an open mind!

{#Good-vibes}  Very nice.

{#Bananasplit}
Longtime CJ fan. Upbeat tune is uncharacteristic of them, but it works pretty well IMO. Thanks for playing this.
Was hearing "I sold opium", until I checked the playlist.
Saw the CJ's a couple of three weeks ago at the Grand Targhee Fest, and they definitely rocked. Had some dude playing an electric mandolin that was killer!
Wow, I keep saying this at pickup games. But no one throws me the ball. Maybe cause I suck. HaHaHa :cry: Love the guitar in this one!
eddief wrote:
Wow! Always have really dug the CJ's, but I guess I didn't realize they had it in them to rock like this. Very cool. :sunny:
Agreed. This has a great feel...
timrd wrote:
Great band...not a great song
I agree too and I'll bet the album cost a hell of a lot more to record that the Trinity Sessions.
timrd wrote:
Great band...not a great song
I agree...let's back to The Trinity Session for istance.....
Great band...not a great song
lmic wrote:
"A little less conversation, a little more action..."
Good Call...Big "E" pass the potatoes!
"A little less conversation, a little more action..."
Sloppy drumming in the verse takes this down to a 4. They're setting out for a groove that never really settles. And the song is kind of tedious over all...
Ah yes, CJ = 1 "Sucko Barfo". Automatic.
:good-vibes: :jump:
Always been a huge CJ fan for quite some time. nice to hear them on a station. really love thier album "black-eyed man", great lyrics. :clap:
Love their version of Sweet Jane that was on the Natural Born Killers soundtrack...
Second CJ song in 4 hours. Bill, give other groups a chance.
good stuff! i'm not up on their lastest stuff, saw them once at a nice small venue a couple of years back, hoooray for CJs!
This song has a similar musical flavor to a song I tried uploading that got rejected... Jude's "Rick James." I suggest folks check it out, has a nice groove to it..
Wow! Always have really dug the CJ's, but I guess I didn't realize they had it in them to rock like this. Very cool. :sunny.gif: