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John Hiatt — Everybody Went Low
Album: The Tiki Bar Is Open
Avg rating:
6.9

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Total ratings: 764









Released: 2001
Length: 3:07
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Well the prize was right there underneath our eyeballs
And when it all came down we were looking for the pitfalls
Until Junie said baby get yourself to going
And we were so far gone we had no way of knowing

Everybody went low
Everybody went low
Everybody went low

Well she was pretty as a junebug jumpy as a nerve end
And when she pulled the rug out my tires started swerving
And I was driving through the living room driving through the basement
Looking for the lowest spot in the pavement

Everybody went low
Everybody went low
Everybody went low
Everybody went low

Nothing there to corrupt you
Nothing there to live up to
There's no place further down
Turn it off or turn around

Well I was coming up for air I heard somebody breathing
And it was Junie Bug praying harder than a heathen
And she was smiling like the sole survivor in a lifeboat
Said if I jump in Junie do you think this thing will still float

Everybody went low
Everybody went low
Everybody went low
Everybody went low

Low, low low...
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 hayduke2 wrote:
Pretty awful how some folks can't get off their butts and shake em when ol' John starts crooning  : )


Go for it John, keep us rockin'!!!  

 

Biil, you are on a John Hiatt role. Keep it up.
 trevc wrote:
Pretty awful.

 
For me, "pretty awful' describes a Justin Beiber or Ariana Grande song.  It should not be applied to John Hiatt's music.
Pretty awful how some folks can't get off their butts and shake em when ol' John starts crooning  : )
Pretty awful.
 kingart wrote:
Smokin'! Rockin'!  A lot of fun! A 9 just because. 

 
Exactly. First-time listen and I'm starting at 9.
I'm going low on this one.
{#Bananapiano}  Indeed you are a very talented man Mr Hiatt
A true rocker.
 Cynaera wrote:
After reading all the comments, I'll stand up. I love John Hiatt's music. Every frickin' song. If you've got a problem with that, take me on. I'll kick your ass. And if I can't do it on my own, I'll gather the Hiatt-army. Trust me. You DON'T want that kind of threat like a big, black cloud over you.

 
INDEED...{#Dance}
Everybody in my cult loves this song.

We want you........ 

 Cynaera wrote:
After reading all the comments, I'll stand up. I love John Hiatt's music. Every frickin' song. If you've got a problem with that, take me on. I'll kick your ass. And if I can't do it on my own, I'll gather the Hiatt-army. Trust me. You DON'T want that kind of threat like a big, black cloud over you.
 

Miss you so much, Cynaera...
 
Hot and heavy beat, crashed the browser, keep it coming!
 hbs47 wrote:
First Hiatt song I have liked. My hearing must be going. :-)
 
Going in the right direction!!
 kingart wrote:
Smokin'! Rockin'!  A lot of fun! A 9 just because. 
 
Ditto!
He's a blast man 
Smokin'! Rockin'!  A lot of fun! A 9 just because. 
First Hiatt song I have liked. My hearing must be going. :-)
 Stingray wrote:
I already said this:
HIATT is a good musician,
with good albums,
and good songs,

But (!!) - it seems he is never really able
to find the right groove,
the perfect melody
and never
really reaches the level that is necessary 
to have that perfect song - one to remember!
HIATT is the 80%-man!
 
Rate all his songs an 8 then, fool! 

I'll go to war with Cynaera for John Hiatt.

 Cynaera wrote:
After reading all the comments, I'll stand up. I love John Hiatt's music. Every frickin' song. If you've got a problem with that, take me on. I'll kick your ass. And if I can't do it on my own, I'll gather the Hiatt-army. Trust me. You DON'T want that kind of threat like a big, black cloud over you.
 
Love!
After reading all the comments, I'll stand up. I love John Hiatt's music. Every frickin' song. If you've got a problem with that, take me on. I'll kick your ass. And if I can't do it on my own, I'll gather the Hiatt-army. Trust me. You DON'T want that kind of threat like a big, black cloud over you.
Posted: Sep 12, 2006 - 15:05 < Reply >

great rhythm . . . oh and followed by some

Here it is Oct 8 2010 and they did they same thing again Hiatt followed up by Led Zep's Rock and Roll ..........next thing you know their's gonna be somebody telling you that there's this comet that comes around every 75 years .........people will believe anything
 WonderLizard wrote:

BTW, calling Hiatt a "hillbilly" is just about as accurate as you were on the Skynyrd thing. 


OK - but nobody called HIATT BILLY HILL nor "HILLBILLY".
Read the statement more carefully!

I already said this:
HIATT is a good musician,
with good albums,
and good songs,

But (!!) - it seems he is never really able
to find the right groove,
the perfect melody
and never
really reaches the level that is necessary 
to have that perfect song - one to remember!
HIATT is the 80%-man!



I love John Hiatt's music. Yeah, his voice is like a chainsaw that needs oil, but that's part of the beauty of it. And this song... I haven't heard it in a long time, so I'm dancing. {#Dancingbanana}{#Dancingbanana}
Comments like yours, perhaps?{#Tongue}

 
Shimmer wrote:
There is something deeply annoying about this song.
 


 Papernapkin wrote:

It's the voice.
 
Nah... it's the crybabies.

Dang John, right on!
His new(er) album "Same Old Man" is excellent, highly recommended if you're a Hiatt fan.
I don't get it. Why does Bill play this hillbilly music, but pretty much ignores Lynyrd Skynyrd.
Yeah —- good stuff.
 gatsby169 wrote:
Fabulous song for a friday!
 
Or any day! {#Good-vibes}
 Shimmer wrote:
There is something deeply annoying about this song.
 
It's the voice.
 Shimmer wrote:
There is something deeply annoying about this song.
 
You should have that looked at.
 NiceGuy2005 wrote:
Wooohooo! A Colorado local.
 
What?
 Excelsior wrote:


Yes, there is. His name is John Hiatt.

 

I'll co-sign that.
Fabulous song for a friday! :bananajam: :bananapiano:
Shimmer wrote:
There is something deeply annoying about this song.
Yes, there is. His name is John Hiatt.
lazylemming wrote:
I was fortunate to see John Hiatt & Matthew Sweet perform a show together for a short lived VH1 program (I think it was called "Duets").
See it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2wDZ7H_Jsh0
There is something deeply annoying about this song.
I was fortunate to see John Hiatt & Matthew Sweet perform a show together for a short lived VH1 program (I think it was called "Duets"). It was filmed at Los Angeles Union Station... the place had great acoustics! Was always a John Hiatt fan... this show cemented my like for him!
I saw him at a small venue after the Riding With The King album... just him and his guitar. Fantastic!! Great performer.
great rhythm . . . oh and followed by some zep. nice.
Playing tonight at the Portland Blues Fest...Can't wait....The guy still rocks.... :war:
Love JH. This is one of my least favorite cuts, though. If you get the chance, GO SEE HIM. He came to Greenville SC last year in a solo show and was fanfreakintastic. We went out to the bus after the show and took some pics. My wife said he has a soft back. HA. He said he has a bad back now from standing and performing all these years. First heard him on "The Phoenix" out of Nashville (RIP) doing "Before I go" and my first thought was "who told this guy he could sing?" but it grew on me, and then i discovered all his other music, etc. Great artist.
Wooohooo! A Colorado local.
soulhealer wrote:
I will toot my horn for a moment. I discovered John Hiatt way back in 1978 when nobody new him from Adam. For several years his record company didn't know what to do with him and then New Wave music became the rage and John was marketed in that slot. He didn't start to get any measure of success until after critical reviews of Bring The Family in '87 and then decent sales of Slow Turning in '88 made people start to pay attention. The general public may have just gotten hip to him but other artists were already lining up to cover his songs for some time so I new I was onto something. Still, It took an outlet like RP to provide me with a regular source of a Hiatt diet other than from my own collection. Kudos! To top it off, I just turned my neighbor onto Hiatt and that's all he listens to now.
Hey, Thanks! He's one of the funniest composers out there. Fun lyrics. Subtle rythyms - Never have seen him live, but I'll bet his stuff comes off even better in a bar. ;-) :drunk: Just kiddin', mostly raise a glass to quaf!
steeler wrote:
Is this about poker -- going high or low, and everybody went low?< Yes exactly. See KevDog earlier post on a previous page.
red5_bc wrote:
is he offering a suggestion on how to rate this song?
Don't you dare! (pimp)
Cann' Hep it! Ah Likes Mista Hiatt! a 9.
woooooooooooooohoooooooooooooooooo!!!
is he offering a suggestion on how to rate this song?
Anyone else think his voice sounds like Elvis Costello on this one? Anyone?
Fargin' rockin'. Can't help but tap the toes to this one. And sway the head. And... :guitarist:
My foot is tapping, but this song still sounds like a pile of poop.
I'm totally bopping my head right now. Me likey!
LuckyBastard wrote:
Can you say BOB SEGER WANNABE? :twisted:
That depends... can you say CLUELESS COMMENT?
Is this about poker -- going high or low, and everybody went low?
LuckyBastard wrote:
Can you say BOB SEGER WANNABE? :twisted:
No, 'cause that would mean John Hiatt also owes his entire career to Mitch Ryder, the Stones, and General Motors.
one of his better real rock tunes. still, his "perfectly good guitar" phase of trying to rock out kinda always misses the mark. i like it when he sticks to the alt-country-memphis-blues thing. any hiatt is better than most...
Can you say BOB SEGER WANNABE? :twisted:
God, I love this song! :drummer: :guitarist: :sunny.gif:
GaryG wrote:
I tuned into (er...logged onto) RP for the 1st time today at 11:04am, and this is the heaviest song I've heard so far. John Hiatt can really rock in a satisfyingly retro-grownup way.
A "retro-grownup way" -- yes, that's it. That works.
I tuned into (er...logged onto) RP for the 1st time today at 11:04am, and this is the heaviest song I've heard so far. John Hiatt can really rock in a satisfyingly retro-grownup way.
I will toot my horn for a moment. I discovered John Hiatt way back in 1978 when nobody new him from Adam. For several years his record company didn't know what to do with him and then New Wave music became the rage and John was marketed in that slot. He didn't start to get any measure of success until after critical reviews of Bring The Family in '87 and then decent sales of Slow Turning in '88 made people start to pay attention. The general public may have just gotten hip to him but other artists were already lining up to cover his songs for some time so I new I was onto something. Still, It took an outlet like RP to provide me with a regular source of a Hiatt diet other than from my own collection. Kudos! To top it off, I just turned my neighbor onto Hiatt and that's all he listens to now.
Gets better every time.
Nice choice... this rocks!
I love John Hiatt - had a chance to see him at the L.B. Day Amphitheatre in Salem Oregon on a triple-bill with the Robert Cray Band and Stevie Ray Vaughn. Hiatt stole the show - no mean feat, with the likes of the late, great Stevie Ray stompin' on the same stage. Current favorite songs by Hiatt: "Memphis in the Meantime" ("...after we get good and greasy, baby, we can just go home - put the cowhorns back on the Cadillac and change the message on the code-a-phone..."), "Drive South," "The Wreck of the Barbie Ferrarri," "Slow Turning," and "Just Like Your Dad Did" ("Help the starving people to get well - but let my brother's hamster burn in hell.") Yep - Hiatt is the man. Out of 44 comments, I only counted two negatives (probably from people who have automatic slam-shut doors on their minds or think that Tori Amos IS Kate Bush.)
John ROCKS!!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
YEAH!
SeldomSeen wrote:
I second your opinion tg3k :)
I third it. I'm always too busy rockin' out to this one to figure out what the hell the lyrics are about. Oh, well... :moon: :cheers: :drunk: :bounce: :moon:
Hiatt and Sonny RAWK!!! :jump:
WOOOHOOOO Go John Go!! :D :jump: :jump:
tg3k wrote:
I can't help but crank up the volume and doing the happy feet thing every time I hear it. Not all of John Hiatt's stuff moves me, but this song sends me flying.
I second your opinion tg3k :)
I know I've already commented on this song, but even after hearing it off and on for the past year or so, I can't help but crank up the volume and doing the happy feet thing every time I hear it. Not all of John Hiatt's stuff moves me, but this song sends me flying. (It's hard to get any work done when my head's bobbing like this.) :bananabanger:
rgj13 wrote:
What he said the other guy said. I's tappin' me feetses!
Oh yeah - ditto! Love that Mr. Hiatt! :music:
llazare wrote:
butt rockin' great song!
:eyes: I'm worried you're not employing proper listening posture. :ask:
apd wrote:
What he said.
What he said the other guy said. I's tappin' me feetses!
Yeeeeeeeeeeesss!!! When I hear this song I can't help jumping!!! :-)
Something about John Hiatt's voice really gets to me. Must be a negative association. Nevertheless it seems to be my luck that every time I tune in he is cued up to play!
I nearly dislocated both legs tappin' to this one :wave:
:frustrated: :frustrated: :frustrated: enough already, please give me a break with the crap.
Originally Posted by philarktos: YEEEEEEEHHAAAAAAAAH !!!!!
What he said.
The more I hear, the more I like.(pimp) :bounce: :bounce: (pimp)
now that rocks!
This sonofabitch just keeps getting better and better! :bounce: :notworthy: :bounce: :notworthy: :bounce:
Sir Hiatt...I was hoping to hear Him here...Metheny and Hiatt..I am FULFILLED :notworthy: :bounce: :notworthy: :bounce: :notworthy: :bounce:
:eek:
YEEEEEEEHHAAAAAAAAH !!!!! :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :clap: :moon: :moon: :moon: :moon: :moon: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
Never heard a bad Hiatt song.
This song seems to pick up my spirits every time I hear it. Hard not to tap your feet and bob your head up and down when it comes on. :clap:
An O.K. song, but it doesn\'t rank with his best stuff. Anything off of the album \"Riding with the King\", such as \"She Loves the Jerk would be much appreciated. Also how about some Jack Logan or Vic Chestnut. Thanks....RP makes the workday fly by!!!
Like the tune -- like the lyrics. thank you, RP, it has gotta be FUN bein\' you! :)
Originally Posted by rdr: don't play cards but I love driving to this one as well as the "Thank god the Tiki bar is open"....big and new Hiatt fan!!
Yeah - it's never too late to become a Hiatt fan - now I collect all his stuff - great!!!
butt rockin\' great song!
play some from \"crossing muddy waters\"
Another song that, for reasons I don't understand, I love. Thanks RP! :clap: Just makes me want to dance or somethin'.
Hiatt is never dreck, period.
Jeez! The combo of Sam Phillips, \"Go Down,\" Greg Brown, \"Who Woulda Thunk It,\" and John Hiatt, \"Everybody Went Low\" made me run to change the channel. Complete dreck three times in a row. :frustrated:
John H is REALLY fun to watch in concert. Catch him if you ever get the chance.
don\'t play cards but I love driving to this one as well as the \"Thank god the Tiki bar is open\"....big and new Hiatt fan!!
Originally Posted by jeremyleo: John Hiatt with Sonny Landreth and the Goners. It don't get much better. I think "wen't low" has something to do with racing, or so I've heard.
Actually, it is referring to poker. Some poker games are high/low splits, i.e. the best hand and worst hand split the pot. Thus, you can go high or low. When no one in the game has a hand worth a darn, then "everybody goes low."
John Hiatt with Sonny Landreth and the Goners. It don\'t get much better. I think \"wen\'t low\" has something to do with racing, or so I\'ve heard.
If you ever wondered where everybody went, you should know by now.
:D Happy, happy, happy!
This is a great card game song. Especially when you're playing hearts and you're getting screwed....
Very, Very cool. :)
I love the sound of this tune, the band, sound-bytes like \"I heard somebody breathing, it was Junie Bug praying harder than a heathen\", ... but I just can\'t figure out what \"Everybody Went Low\" is supposed to be about! Can somebody enlighten me? :??:
Simply put - This song rocks.
Up early and got Hiatt as soon as the PC warmed up. It\'s gonna be a good day. Can\'t wait for JH and Sonny Landreth to rock at the Sun this Friday. This tune is going to explode.
First time I heard him was on Paradise -- way cool sound. I look forward to hearing more of his stuff. cdw
Hiatt is one of the great songwriter/musicians making music today. Thanks for playing him.