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Lucinda Williams — Essence
Album: Essence
Avg rating:
6.7

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Total ratings: 537









Released: 2001
Length: 5:50
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Baby, sweet baby, you're my drug
Come on and let me taste your stuff

Baby, sweet baby, bring me your gift
What surprise you gonna hit me with

I am waiting here for more
I am waiting by your door
I am waiting on your back steps
I am waiting in my car
I am waiting at this bar
I am waiting for your essence

Baby, sweet baby, whisper my name
Shoot your love into my vein

Baby, sweet baby, kiss me hard
Make me wonder who's in charge

I am waiting here for more
I am waiting by your door
I am waiting on your back steps
I am waiting in my car
I am waiting at this bar
I am waiting for your essence

Baby, sweet baby, I wanna feel your breath
Even though you like to flirt with death

Baby, sweet baby, can't get enough
Please come find me and help me get fucked up

I am waiting here for more
I am waiting by your door
I am waiting on your back steps
I am waiting in my car
I am waiting at this bar
I am waiting for your essence

I am waiting for your essence
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Skip. Awful. Her songs are a slow grate-fest on my nerves. But then so many of my favorite bands do the same to others.
heheh. "A passionate little number" he says. Before my daughter left home I used to skip this song if she was in the house. :-) 
I feel like this song is the older sister to Jack White's Love Interruption.
One of two female singers who unfailingly give me goose bumps (like I've got right now). The other is KD.
Smokin' hot. In so many ways.
Great song bill
Hep me get (this song) fucked up. 

I know it can be because I bought the beautifully fucked up version on iTunes! 
the overall tone of this (and Lucinda's voice) remind me of the scene in Into The Wild where Kristen Stewart's character is smoldering at Emile Hirsch and the old hippy says to him "Boy, that gal is about to climb a fencepost" (or something to that effect).
I see Bill is still playing the censored version.
drug is the love
Her best song from this album.   Bo Ramsey on guitar? 

It 's a very "arousing song". 

 Huey wrote:

I don't care about the context, but I'm unpleasantly surprised to find that RP edits the music. I never realised that they did that. Hmmmm.
 
You must be kidding me!!  They didn't use to!!!!!!  Bill?  What's up with that??? 
Help me get "blank air space-d" up. Powerful.
 Huey wrote:

I don't care about the context, but I'm unpleasantly surprised to find that RP edits the music. I never realised that they did that. Hmmmm.
 

They don't. They play whatever version of the song they have. Some have edits, some do not.
Love this track...and album....this has the scuzziest, dirtiest bass, guitar, drum combo around !
this album is of the minimalist vibe compared to 'Car Wheels' 
I was taken aback  at first, but the music is awesome if you listen for it
the lyrics are great if you let Lucinda sing them to you
 
 purtypitcher wrote:
I know RP is family friendly, but the edit of that one word in this song really yanks a big piece out of it. It wasn't a gratuitous choice on Lucinda's part to use that word, and I think it adds a surprising amount of depth to the entire great song.

 
I don't care about the context, but I'm unpleasantly surprised to find that RP edits the music. I never realised that they did that. Hmmmm.
First time hearing this song.  God I love her music.  Always powerful even when intimate.
 nutrod42 wrote:
Don't know what happened to Lucinda between Car Wheels and this. Car Wheels was brilliant. This, not so much. The lyrics are awful.

 
To wit:

Baby, sweet baby, I wanna feel your breath
Even though you like to flirt with death

Ugh. 
 nutrod42 wrote:
Don't know what happened to Lucinda between Car Wheels and this. Car Wheels was brilliant. This, not so much. The lyrics are awful.

  
Couldn't speak to the albums, but these lyrics are pretty much paint-by-numbers.

 
2clfrwrds wrote:
Oh no! You were waiting at the bahrrr? I was at the cliche seedy bus station! Damn!
 
Bus stations by definition are seedy. At least in America. My last trip on a Greyhound was a cramped and prolonged reacquaintance with the unwashed masses...  {#Stop}
Lucinda Williams at The Ark in Ann Arbor Monday and Tuesday night
 2clfrwrds wrote:
Oh no! You were waiting at the bahrrr? I was at the cliche seedy bus station! Damn!
 
LOL !
Would be a nice companion to Kevin Gilbert's "Waiting"
Hard to beat Lucinda for raw power.

Promoted to 10.

Song at the right time, at the right place.


 nutrod42 wrote:
Don't know what happened to Lucinda between Car Wheels and this. Car Wheels was brilliant. This, not so much. The lyrics are awful.
 
Interesting; I love this album and definitely prefer it to Car Wheels. 
Don't know what happened to Lucinda between Car Wheels and this. Car Wheels was brilliant. This, not so much. The lyrics are awful.
I know RP is family friendly, but the edit of that one word in this song really yanks a big piece out of it. It wasn't a gratuitous choice on Lucinda's part to use that word, and I think it adds a surprising amount of depth to the entire great song.
Oh yeah...

The cover photo for this album are flower petals.

Georgia O"Keefe painted orchids...lots of orchids..very sensual orchids. 

I mean...ya see what I'm getting at with good ole Lucinda?

   
And this is why I come to RP.
Not wanting to be too decadent, but this could be the song track to a porn movie.  
oh yes- this is a 10.
love, love, love Lucinda.
Feel like I might have picked up an STD just listening to this song. And not in a good way.
Nasty, nasty, sexy, song.

Cool down. 

That could be Bo Ramsey playing 2nd guitar.

She should get Kathleen Edwards out of retirement and they tour together in the Summer in small, hot, sweaty venues. What a freakin show that could be.

Cool down. Cool down.    
 
First play in ten years!
"9  - Outstanding"  is a tough rating to get from me, but this song seems to get under my skin (so to speak) everytime I hear it..which isn't very often these days Mr Bill !


I would not eat it in a box; I would not eat it with a fox. Uncharacteristically trite lyrics from Lucinda. Nevertheless, still better than most stuff out there.
Oh no! You were waiting at the bahrrr? I was at the cliche seedy bus station! Damn!
I sure enjoy this. I feel sorry for those who don\'t.
Prefer \"Car Wheels\" but need to hear more of all her stuff. \"Joy\" is my personal favorite. My $.02 worth.
Amazing what different ears hear. I hear passion every time I listen to Lucinda. Every artist has their good and bad or indifferent songs. Strung out? I don\'t think so. Bring on more!
Originally Posted by Lee: Xpat may be right, but I still don't like it. Sounds like she's had a major stroke.
I gotta agree with you, I just can't get into the strung out vocals on this song.
Xpat may be right, but I still don't like it. Sounds like she's had a major stroke.
Originally Posted by Nicole: You know, people keep saying this is her best album yet but I don't see it. Personally I'd love to hear "Side of the Road" - one of her most beautiful songs ever.
After a lot of waffling, I've finally decided that the best Lucinda Williams album is whatever one I happen to be listening to at the moment. I agree about "Side of the Road" though, and would love to hear it, or anything else from the underplayed, eponymous "Lucinda Williams" album.
I think this is the first time I\'ve heard a drug masculine-sexualized by a female singer. Makes total sense-heroin in a needle. She\'s growing on me.
You know, people keep saying this is her best album yet but I don\'t see it. Personally I\'d love to hear \"Side of the Road\" - one of her most beautiful songs ever.
Originally Posted by rhw: I am waiting...for your "essence"? What crap.
Hey, maybe "Essence" is the perfume her "victim" wears :p
Originally Posted by rhw: I am waiting...for your "essence"? What crap.
lol :p
Enjoyable!
I am waiting...for your \"essence\"? What crap.
After enough hearings, the Police song \"Every Step You Take\" morphed from a tale of infatuation to what even Sting admitted was sort of a paranoid, control freak vibe. I\'m starting to feel the same way about this song - \"I am waiting by your door, I am waiting in my car, I am waiting in this bar\" - doesn\'t she sound like a female stalker a la Fatal Attraction?