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Emmylou Harris — One Big Love (remix)
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Let's take a ride to the seaside
We can go out swimming in the high tide
Just wear your shorts and your long hair
Don't forget the lawn chair.

Everybody's gone to the movies
Everybody's gone and its groovy
They went to the one about the big war
I didn't I'd seen it before.

I guess I'm taking my chances
Giving up the ring throwing in my gloves
I guess I'm taking my chances
Trading in my things
For a couple wings
A little white dove
And one big love, one big love
One big love, one big love.

Everybody do like a monkey
If you want to go on and be funky
No need to talk like a hero
Talk a walk count down to zero.

No sense defending your honor
Just go on and kiss him if you wanna
Everything before is gone or going somewhere.

I guess I'm taking my chances
Giving up the ring throwing in my gloves
I guess I'm taking my chances
Trading in my things for a couple wings
On a little white dove
And one big love, one big love
One big love, one big love.

I don't know where we are
And I don't care
And now we're out of gas
And riding on air
And one big love, one big love
One big love, one big love.

Let's take a ride to the seaside
We can go out swimming in the high tide.

Everybody's gone to the movies
Everybody's gone and its groovy
Everybody do like a monkey
If you want to go on and be funky.

No need to talk like a hero
Talk a walk count down to zero
No sense defending your honor
Just go on and kiss him if you want...
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I found this to be one of Patty's least inspired songs, and I'm a huge fan of Patty's. I also love Emmylou, having performed her songs as a backup band for a female singer in a bar band and seen her live on multiple occasions. So my cred to call this "dull" is established.
 wade44 wrote:
PG does this song far better...
 
Probably because she wrote it and I bet Patty didn't make as much
money off this as Emmylou has.  It really is a shame Patty is sooooo
much more talented then Emmylou and she writes her own music for
the most part.

lost airwaves  {#Crashcomp} 
Oh, Emmylou!  You are a treasure.
Thought this was Massive Attack at first.

Wish it had been.


Emmylou Harris - "In my dreams" Live Wembley:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PyKXvYbp1OE



Great to hear this today! I tix to 3 Girls and their Buddy tonight - EmmyLou, Patty Griffin, Shawn Colvin and Buddy Miller. yay!
 alux wrote:


Bill likes to play covers because artists like to make them.  What's not to understand there?  

No, artists do NOT do covers because they want to be better than the original.  They do covers because they like the song and want to add their own interpretation, or pay homage to the original artist, or perhaps just groove with a song that has significance for them.  That doesn't make either version better or worse.  The failure is only in your interpretation. 

 
{#Clap}

I love you Emmylou, but sometimes (especially as you get older) you strip the passion from a song better than anyone this side of Michel Boublé.
 gumby wrote:
Bill for some strange reason sure likes to play covers...

All of them want to be better than the original, but 99% of them fail miserably in doing so. This one is in that 99%
 

Bill likes to play covers because artists like to make them.  What's not to understand there?  

No, artists do NOT do covers because they want to be better than the original.  They do covers because they like the song and want to add their own interpretation, or pay homage to the original artist, or perhaps just groove with a song that has significance for them.  That doesn't make either version better or worse.  The failure is only in your interpretation. 

Emmylou could sing the phone book and I would love it.  {#Hearteyes}

And Patty's version is a bit better, IMHO.


Bill for some strange reason sure likes to play covers...

All of them want to be better than the original, but 99% of them fail miserably in doing so. This one is in that 99%

Nope.  Patty's version knocks me on my ass.  This  . . . just leaves me limp.
 aaoaoo wrote:
Love you, Emmylou, but this one belongs to Patty.
 

Second that... or thirteenth that...which might be closer. I do like Emmylou's voice, but Patty Griffin has my heart.
 Lazy8 wrote:
Emmylou has sung backup for a couple of Patty Griffin albums, and PG has sung backup for Emmylou. Neither has anything to apologize for, and I'll take any chance to hear Emmylou's voice doing material this strong. You go, girls!

Oh yeah—and this kicks ass.
 

Yeah!
aaoaoo wrote:
Love you, Emmylou, but this one belongs to Patty.
This says it for me. I adore ya, Emmy, but Patty RAWKS this one!
NONONONONO... Please dont replace the excellent Patty Griffin version with this.. Begging Bill... Patty's is so much better and this will never be the substitute.
Emmylou has sung backup for a couple of Patty Griffin albums, and PG has sung backup for Emmylou. Neither has anything to apologize for, and I'll take any chance to hear Emmylou's voice doing material this strong. You go, girls! Oh yeah--and this kicks ass.
Bad, bad, bad song choice.
Just because this will always be Patti's song doesn't mean Emmylou can't own this version. I'm liking this remix in a big way. zaknafein wrote:
No doubt. This is, and forever shall remain, paty's song.
hippiechick wrote:
Do we love Emmy Lou? :yes:
You betchya!
Patty's version always rules, but I do love Emmylou's album version equally! Her vocals have grabbed me for years and years and years... the remix is cool too.
Cool remix!
emmilou harris has a music called CRESCENT CITY that i prefer and invite you to hear.
Do we love Emmy Lou? :yes:
PG does this song far better...
Patti is very good in her own right, but she's no Emmylou Harris.
If you told me this was the original and Patty came along and remade it with the fuller sound I would not question it.
anniem wrote:
Nothing against EmmyLou (she is an amazing artist) but Patti Griffin does a better job of presenting the sentiment. Probably because she wrote it so it holds more meaning for her.
PATTI GRIFFIN IS THE BEST! This less so. Solid 4.
farbenblinde wrote:
This woman has of the most beautiful voices I have ever heard. She has been around for so long, but I love to hear her every time! :clap:
Hear, hear. This isn't a great track, but her voice never fails to set my spine a-tingling...
This woman has of the most beautiful voices I have ever heard. She has been around for so long, but I love to hear her every time! :clap:
segueman wrote:
Sadly pales to the original.
No doubt. This is, and forever shall remain, paty's song.
Sadly pales to the original.
aaoaoo wrote:
Love you, Emmylou, but this one belongs to Patty.
here here
aaoaoo wrote:
Love you, Emmylou, but this one belongs to Patty.
100% agree.
Love you, Emmylou, but this one belongs to Patty.
It just doesn't do it without the rangs, the wangs, the thangs. Less of this. More of the original.
not a fan of the re-mix of this song. Didn't need it.
Patti Griffin is such a great songwriter and Emmy's treatment here is spot on.
anniem wrote:
Nothing against EmmyLou (she is an amazing artist) but Patti Griffin does a better job of presenting the sentiment. Probably because she wrote it so it holds more meaning for her.
I agree too. Patty's manages to rock more and to sound more reflective at the same time. In the absence of that version, though, this'll do.
Never in my life - not once - have I heard any song that had the word remix in parenthesis that didn\'t make me want to destroy things. This song is no exception. :frustrated: :frustrated:
Originally Posted by anniem: Nothing against EmmyLou (she is an amazing artist) but Patti Griffin does a better job of presenting the sentiment. Probably because she wrote it so it holds more meaning for her.
I agree!
Nothing against EmmyLou (she is an amazing artist) but Patti Griffin does a better job of presenting the sentiment. Probably because she wrote it so it holds more meaning for her.
Originally Posted by KevDog: Pathetic lyrics, great voice.
...I mean, "funky" "monkey", "movie" "groovy", "seaside" "high tide"? What was this, written by a high school poetry class? There's more to writing lyrics than getting out the rhyming dictionary. Very annoying..
I think this song is a mature woman's version of busting a move. Within those hackneyed rhymes are subtle clues that paint a picture. While "everybody" (the kids?) is off in search of shallow entertainment, Emmy Lou says "been there done that" (unlike John Lennon, who "just had to look") and uses the precious moments to get some time alone in deep water with her man. She knows what she wants (put on your cut-offs baby) and unlike a younger woman (and the women in most songs), she is calling the shots. After years of trying to be mature and responsible (and defending her honor), she is "taking her chances," maybe her last chance. She screws up her courage - "go ahead and kiss him if you want to." I could be totally off base - maybe it means nothing at all.
Its been too long since I listened to my Emmylou CD\'s. Thanks.
Everybody do like a monkey - Emmylou gettin\' darwinian, gotta love it
This is better than that Wrecking Ball song, but that\'s not saying much...Actually, it\'s decent... :)
Emmylou just keeps getting better and better.
Pathetic lyrics, great voice.
Originally Posted by rw: I love Emmylou Harris, and this is her at her best. (But let me second -- or third -- the request for some Patty Griffin, too.)
Great stuff! Christer at Mail-TV.com in Stockholm :)
I love Emmylou Harris, and this is her at her best. (But let me second -- or third -- the request for some Patty Griffin, too.)
i love patty griffin...and i also like emmylou. hard to pick which version i like better. hey bill - care to play some other patty griffin, like that \"hey tony\" song? she\'s pretty good, ya know.