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Cowboy Junkies — Bread And Wine
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Released: 2001
Length: 4:32
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Well I'm lyin' in my bed, a tangle of arms and legs,
But the one that I'm with is not the one bouncing 'round my head.
I could turn this into song or cheap fantasy,
But whatever I've ignited will still burn in me.

Bread and wine, bread and wine, your heart ain't nearly as guilty as mine.

I'm a dark heavy heart. I'm a soul full of holes.
I'm a boat that is sinking, muddy waters threatening this baggage in my hold.
And there's a line in my head from an old gospel song,
But no matter how hard I try, the words they just come out wrong.


Bread and wine, bread and wine your thoughts aint nearly as wicked as mine.
Bread and wine, bread and wine your cross aint nearly as heavy as mine.

I've been graced by the gift of a gold wedding band.
I've been soothed by the simple caress of my true love's hand.
And yet I'm lyin' in my bed, a tangle of arms and legs,
And the one that I'm with is not the one that I'm dreaming of.

Bread and wine, bread and wine, won't you please be my bread and wine.
Bread and wine, bread and wine, won't you please be my bread and wine.
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Great tune.
ps -
These comments go back 17 years

{#Crown}
Would like to hear Pat Benatar cover some of their tunes.  Adding a dash of more intense!
Just the right mix of her vocals, slightly distorted guitar chords, and keyboards.

                                 
 
 ThePoose wrote:
Damn it, Margo, this is a fellow Ontarian telling you to go up-tempo, get out of first gear and SCREAM a little!


easmann wrote:

See, I don't get that. We've got other singers who do that haven't we? And I like (some of) them too, but Margo's wispy lilt juxtaposed on that lush tonal landscape works just fine for me. Peace.

 
you're both correct
Can we get the papers signed and declare the Cowboy Junkies Do Not Resucitate? Please?
 ThePoose wrote:
Damn it, Margo, this is a fellow Ontarian telling you to go up-tempo, get out of first gear and SCREAM a little!
 
See, I don't get that. We've got other singers who do that haven't we? And I like (some of) them too, but Margo's gentle lilt juxtaposed on that lush tonal landscape works just fine for me. Peace.
Damn it, Margo, this is a fellow Ontarian telling you to go up-tempo, get out of first gear and SCREAM a little!

Hearing this in rotation quite a bit lately. But I have no issue with it as I like it more and more.

Her voice never gets old on me.


youtube MERRY CHRISTMAS from Charlie the venus flytrap!!!



goofy
Get where? Time to sleep...
This shows they can really get there if they want to.  Good stuff.  I do think Margo needs a little more pinching.
Sometimes methinks this band is sorely underrated. Dunno why. They do sublime, and they do rock.
Everybody in my hotel room, my church, my homeless camp, and my alien space craft loves this song...
smoky sultry seductive.. {#Yes}
Ahhh...Margo in the morning
Well I just HAD to turn this up. {#Yes}
Everybody in my homeless camps loves this song...
big stud Romeo Tuma wrote:
This song is good for the ears...
 

This song is good for the whole body...  we be dancing...  time flies when we are having fun...
First time heard here, especially at the right volume...not bad!
THIS is Cowboy Junkies?  It's got movement and motion .... which is a nice change .... and that wickedly seductive voice.
Slinky bass line really makes this song

marvelous...  we be dancing like bowlegged gypsy muleskinners...
 

Everybody in my mushrooming multitude of churches loves this song, and this marvelous album...
 
Awesome bass playing and beautiful singing!
Love it.
 rdo wrote:
transubstantiation
 
Brilliant. (The cross-dressers in Rome are not amused.)
 romeotuma wrote:


This song is track three on a GREAT independent album...  love this song, and the album...

 
not the forget the spring in your underwear, this pre-Christmas night in Motel-6.


This song is track three on a GREAT independent album...  love this song, and the album...

 Randomax wrote:

Horrid....just have NEVER understood how they (she) has a record contract...sounds like my old garage band....sorry, just my opinion....{#Frustrated}

 
Dang, if your garage band sounded like this, I must ask, what are you doing now?     {#Stupid}


love this lovely lovely song...

 
8 —> 9


awesome...  love this song...

 


This really is a wonderful song...

 
Second CJ track today! Thanks Bill!
transubstantiation
 Randomax wrote:

Horrid....just have NEVER understood how they (she) has a record contract...sounds like my old garage band....sorry, just my opinion....{#Frustrated}


 

And one that I happen to think is brilliant!


Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...
 
Liking this band so much 


I'll dance to this...

 
Following the Cowboy junkies with Morphine is fitting their tempo pretty well.


Absolutely awesome...  I can't believe ten years have passed...




 Feghoot wrote:
Why does every Cowboy Junkies song sound like every other Cowboy Junkies song?
 
This song sounds very different than most of their other material to me; it's nowhere near as catatonic as most stuff I've heard from them.

Horrid....just have NEVER understood how they (she) has a record contract...sounds like my old garage band....sorry, just my opinion....{#Frustrated}




This song is soooo cool...  love it...


got me from the first notes.

yeah... 
 bluedot wrote:
 Why isn't this band HUGE?
 
'cause most of their songs are snoozeworthy.  This is a particularly good one.  I do like a lot of their stuff, but it's easy for me to see why their appeal is, in the words of Spinal Tap's manager Ian, "more selective".

 Why isn't this band HUGE?
And now for something COMPLETELY different:

mpfc

Cowboy Junkies - Bread And Wine
Louis Armstrong - Skokiaan (South African Song

should be called "Bread and Whine"
 listen_n_sf wrote:
She just can't get out of that soft easy chair.
 

Unlike you, who I must assume has a 8-octave range, Margo knows the limitations of her voice and works within that range. If you don't like it don't listen. Duh.
She just can't get out of that soft easy chair.
{#Puke} randomprime wrote:
Margo's husband is the president of the Canadian version of the RIAA.  Neat.
 


The vocals do not match the rest of the set . . . give me Allison Krause as a replacement on this tune.  I understand distinction for CJ, but she could do the same sultry bit but with more oomph



This song is good for the ears...


 Kristi wrote:

It's their style. Margo's voice is soft, silky, sultry. It's a CJ distinction.
 
Give the vocal lead to someone that can match the intensity of the rest of the music -
Where is the button that says "bring to front"?

Great song, great album — love the Junkies.
classic rp-sad,sweet,spooky-alienated/paranoid
   Nice junk, cowboy!
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 Feghoot wrote:
Why does every Cowboy Junkies song sound like every other Cowboy Junkies song?
 
Rhetorical, right? {#Ask}
I heard she wrote this for a relative's First Communion.
Mmmmm I also wanna be a cowboy junkie. Instead I'm just a junkie {#Ask}
Sultry
You have GOT to be kidding. They are known to really cut loose live.

Of course they also have their quiet parts.

That's what I like about them.

s

 
slowhand wrote:
I'd love to see them "cut this loose" live.

I'd love to see them "cut this loose" live.
Oh... Someone kidnapped Richard Ashcroft!!!   {#Surprised}
Generally speaking, I like CJ, although the show I saw in Chicago 8 years ago was pretty dull.
Margo's husband is the president of the Canadian version of the RIAA.  Neat.
Unfortunately you are right—-I used to lover Cowboy Junkies when I first started listening to them but soon realized that most of their sound is repetitive, also when I sw them in concert wasn't that impressed—but really I do enjoy them.
 
Feghoot wrote:
Why does every Cowboy Junkies song sound like every other Cowboy Junkies song?
 


a_genuine_find wrote:

THE CJ really surprised me when I saw them, they really can ROCK, they just don't move AT ALL while they are doing it! 
It was THEIR joke about the NyQuil

 
"they really can ROCK, they just don't move AT ALL while they are doing it!"
That's sooo canajun, eh?  (Les anglos, anyway, mais le rock & roll en francais c'est autre chose!)  {#Wink}



Why does every Cowboy Junkies song sound like every other Cowboy Junkies song?
I always liked CJ.
I really want to like this band, they covered Neil Young after all, but I just can't do it.
Interesting cover art/album title.
ThePoose wrote:
Just once in your life, Margo, let out a SCREAM--even a little one. I wonder whether her orgasms are as soporific.
Margo is one wild woman who likes sex in parks, elevators, and during boring public seminars. She has learned like other brave women to have her cake and be quiet about it too. Funny how the Junkies polarize. If you like and appreciate crazy Lou Reed, I don't know how you can't simply not dig this. Of course, if you are not familiar with Lou Reed...... Feeling old 'n creaky here.... west slope
Just once in your life, Margo, let out a SCREAM--even a little one. I wonder whether her orgasms are as soporific.
If this song were a hotel, I'd have to call the front desk for a wake up call. Zzzzz....
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THE CJ really surprised me when I saw them, they really can ROCK, they just don't move AT ALL while they are doing it! It was THEIR joke about the NyQuil :roflol:
Decent tune from a very good band.
Lou Reed with a fuller, lusher sound and better studio production values.
This is the delicate mix of guitar and vocals that I so like about the Cowboy Junkies. :music:
Kristi wrote:
It's their style. Margo's voice is soft, silky, sultry. It's a CJ distinction.
I think "languid" is the right term.
Kristi wrote:
It's their style. Margo's voice is soft, silky, sultry. It's a CJ distinction.
What she said.
Carl wrote:
This is nice but the lead vocal is so distant that it's nearly lost in the band. Or is that their style?
It's their style. Margo's voice is soft, silky, sultry. It's a CJ distinction.
Carl wrote:
This is nice but the lead vocal is so distant that it's nearly lost in the band. Or is that their style?
That's their style.
resonator wrote:
Hey, what's with the old stuff? They just released a new album.
You may be the only person to ever refer to this album as their "old stuff".
This is nice but the lead vocal is so distant that it's nearly lost in the band. Or is that their style?
Hey, what's with the old stuff? They just released a new album.
meower215 wrote:
I agree, although for me it was the Keswick theatre in Philadelphia
Love the Keswick-saw Porcupine Tree there-excellent accoustics!
ncollingridge wrote:
I love the Cowboy Junkies in general - one of the best gigs I've ever been to was seeing them at the Royal Festival Hall here in London - but this is not up there with their best tracks in my humble opinion.
I agree, although for me it was the Keswick theatre in Philadelphia
Kick Ass...Turn it up...! :war:
heh, it's comical that thom yorke got subbed in for beth orton...he sure hits his "high" notes better than she does ;-) skindy wrote:
WOO HOO! I'm loving this female-vocal power set! Cowboy Junkies, Beth Orton, Miss Chaos, Edie Brickell... yes!
I have always liked this song...the album too.
I think this is one of their better ones! Love that geetar . . .
WOO HOO! I'm loving this female-vocal power set! Cowboy Junkies, Beth Orton, Miss Chaos, Edie Brickell... yes!
In concert Mike really gets into this song on guitar. I agree that "Open" was not what I look for from CJs. My two favs remain "Trinity Session" and "Black Eyed Man".
No, not one of thier better ones.
I love the Cowboy Junkies in general - one of the best gigs I\'ve ever been to was seeing them at the Royal Festival Hall here in London - but this is not up there with their best tracks in my humble opinion.