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Annie Lennox — Take Me To The River
Album: Medusa
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Released: 1995
Length: 3:18
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I dont know why, I love ya like I do,
(with) all the changes, you put me through,
Take my money, my cigarretes,
I haven't seen the worst of it yet,

I wanna know, can you tell me?
Id really love to stay...

Take me to the river,
Drop me in the water,
Take me to the river,
Dip me in the water,

(Washing me down, washing me down, washing me down, washing me down)

I don't know why you treat me so bad,
Think of all the things, that we could have had,
Love is a notion, and I cant forget, (aahhh)
My sweet sixteen, I'll never regret
I wanna know, can you tell me?
Id really love to stay...

Take me to the river,
Drop me in the water,
Take me to the river,
Dip me in the water,

Love me, squeeze me,
Love me, tease me,
Till i can't, till i can't, till i can't, till i can't.....

I don't know why, I love ya like I do,
All the trouble, you put me through,
Sixteen candles, blowing on the wall,
And here I am, the biggest fool of all
I wanna know, can you tell me?
Id really love to stay...

Take me to the river,
Drop me in the water, (come on, come on, come on)
Dip me in the water, (oh yeah, you got to take me)
Drop me in the river, (in the river, come on)
Dip me in the water, (now take me in the water, yeah)
Drop me in the river, (you got to drop me in the river, come on, come on)
Push me in the water, (push me in the water now, come on)
Drop me in the river,
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I\'m sorry, but the Al Green and Talking Heads versions of this song are just too good to be ruined by this cover :cry:
No one is better than Annie Lennox at covering a classic and stripping it of all emotion and musical relevance thereby creating deadweight. As a prime example, this performance lacks \"truth\".
Small historical point: Al Green did the original. Heads comped him. Still, Tina Weymouth\'s bass line is all time. ;)
One word: muzak.
Originally Posted by ToolRulz: I dont like this version. :evil: Who did the other one?
Talking Heads
Love Annie, but why mess with perfection? This cover blows. :??:
Originally Posted by whump: Have you ever tried to dance and cook at the same time? It's hard, but Lennox's cover made me try. Ferget the natter nabobs of negativism, that version is Righteous!
wonder what the food tasted like after that. No seconds of this song, thanks.
Rumour has it, Jeff Buckley took himself to the River and dropped himself in the water after hearing this version.
I dont like this version. :evil: Who did the other one?
Originally Posted by mr.selfdestruct: This song reminds me of one of those cheap singing fish. Those things were funny for about 3 seconds.
Well said.
Oh dear, oh dear, oh dear. How could they? This is the scrapings of the barrel version. I must upload the Al Green classic.
I just wonder, how can such an excellent start just fizzle out into nothing. Maybe the inspiration got taken to the river and dipped?
Originally Posted by AugieK: Interesting. Just heard this for the first time. Immediately clicked over to give it a good rating. Then the song kept on, and by the end I gave it a 5. Wonder if that'll keep sinking if I hear it again...
Nah, it levels out after a while. :lol:
This song reminds me of one of those cheap singing fish. Those things were funny for about 3 seconds.
Originally Posted by RParadise: True enough, CE. And you haven't been truly cleansed until you've heard the Reverend Green do his original version. It will chase all of the devils out of you. I strongly recommend chasing a copy down.
UPLOAD, PLEASE
Have you ever tried to dance and cook at the same time? It\'s hard, but Lennox\'s cover made me try. Ferget the natter nabobs of negativism, that version is Righteous!
OK, maybe I just listened too much to the Al Green one (but the version in The Commitments is also great). I really don\'t like this at all.
Interesting. Just heard this for the first time. Immediately clicked over to give it a good rating. Then the song kept on, and by the end I gave it a 5. Wonder if that\'ll keep sinking if I hear it again...
Originally Posted by ce: This TH-fan enjoyed them though. Well, Tom Jones anyway. BTW, I don't think this is a TH-original, but a much older soul-song, (Checks on "Commitments" CD) by Al green & Mabon Hodges, apparently.
True enough, CE. And you haven't been truly cleansed until you've heard the Reverend Green do his original version. It will chase all of the devils out of you. I strongly recommend chasing a copy down.
Annie has always been too KEWL for words.
Annie Lenox is a notion I\'ll soon forget, given the chance. :roll:
Originally Posted by Platypus: yeah. two hiddeous mutilations of excellent Talking Heads songs n a row. amazing. :rolleyes:
This TH-fan enjoyed them though. Well, Tom Jones anyway. BTW, I don't think this is a TH-original, but a much older soul-song, (Checks on "Commitments" CD) by Al green & Mabon Hodges, apparently.
Originally Posted by shaunp: Burning Down The House by Tom Jones & Cardigans, then this
yeah. two hiddeous mutilations of excellent Talking Heads songs n a row. amazing. :rolleyes:
Burning Down The House by Tom Jones & Cardigans, then this - incredible! :cool:
Well, that was different... and I that\'s why I listen to RP.
wonderful version!
Annie was always cool.