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Bonnie Raitt — Silver Lining
Album: Silver Lining
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Total ratings: 138









Released: 2002
Length: 5:59
Plays (last 30 days): 0
Take this silver lining
Keep it in your own
Sweet head
And shine it when the night is
Burning red
Shine it in the twilight
Shine it on the cold, cold ground
Shine it till these walls
Come tumbling down

We were born with our eyes wide open
So alive with wild hope now
Can you tell me why
Time after time they drag you down
Down in the darkest deep
Fools and their madness all around
Know that the light don't sleep

Step into the silence
Take it in your own
Two hands
And sprinkle it like diamonds
All across these lands
Blaze it in the morning
Wear it like an iron skin
Only things worth living for are
Innocence and magic, amen

We were born with our eyes wide open
So alive with wild hope now
Can you tell me why
Time after time they drag you down
Down in the darkest deep
Fools and their madness all around
Know that the light don't sleep

Woah, wooah

We were born with our eyes wide open
So alive with wild hope now
Can you tell me why
Time after time they drag you down
Down in the talk so cheap
Fools and their madness all around
Know that the light don't sleep
Know that the light don't sleep

Time after time
They drag you down
Down in the darkness deep
Fools in their madness all around
Know that the light don't sleep
Know that the light don't sleep
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I rather like Bonnie Raitt, but what a strange thing to do. Make a watered down cover of an excellent original song. :-k
radiomao wrote:
And you need to clear your palette of this newer, often overproduced Bonnie...her incomparable artistry is much easier to "taste" in her earlier work...such as "I Feel The Same" a Chris Smither (I think) cover on Takin' My Time.
You're right, early Bonnie has a more funky, less produced feel. Her first 4-5 albums were phenomenal. I LOVE her, and happen to like both early and newer stuff. Still think "Nick of Time" is an INCREDIBLE CD.
Avatard wrote:
You need to clear your palette of the of the other Played to Death David Gray songs and hear his version of this. Far, far better than this.
And you need to clear your palette of this newer, often overproduced Bonnie...her incomparable artistry is much easier to "taste" in her earlier work...such as "I Feel The Same" a Chris Smither (I think) cover on Takin' My Time.
Dave_Mack wrote:
I think this is beautiful. It really reminds me of K.D. Lang, actually, both in the arrangement and the vocal style. Haven't heard the David Gray version. The only songs I've heard of his have been played to death by KFrOG, so I'm not that excited by him. My loss, I suppose.
You need to clear your palette of the of the other Played to Death David Gray songs and hear his version of this. Far, far better than this.
Bonnie rocks the slide like no other. Too bad it is barely heard here. :(
I think this is beautiful. It really reminds me of K.D. Lang, actually, both in the arrangement and the vocal style. Haven't heard the David Gray version. The only songs I've heard of his have been played to death by KFrOG, so I'm not that excited by him. My loss, I suppose.
I thought of 'HOLLY HOLY(?)' by ND in the first notes.
Shaken_Bake wrote:
I think Bonnie's version of this song is superior to David Gray's... she puts more emotion into it and the production is superb. And I'm not usually a fan of covers, especially when the original came out not long before. Great song, great rendition.
Bonnie may be more technically expressive in her singing, but there's NO way she's more emotive than David. His songs work exactly because he don't drown them in so-called superb production. No surprise, I agree with those who said they preferred the original. Personally, I don't think much of Bonnie's skills to begin with. That's a matter of taste; of course I know she's a wonderful musician and singer, but I don't like listening to her.
David Gray's version is wonderfully excellent, but the sonic quality and expressivness of this version is equally good, IMHO...
gntlemanartist wrote:
I prefer David Grey's version.
Me too! More David Gray!
Bonnie Raitt and X-Men's Rogue...separated at birth? Think about it! :ask:
I prefer David Grey's version.
superfido wrote:
Hmm. Shows you what I know. I thought aliens had abducted her or something somewhere around 1989. Or she had just simply vanished with the dying moments of that decade. :??:
Sadly, I have to agree. Awsome woman, great singer, undeniable feelings, but it just hasn't been the same for a long while. I'll always hang on to the great stuff!
I have a higher opinion of the merits of Bonnie Raitt's voice than Clarinetta does. Now when do you play some Bette Midler, whom I haven't heard in so long? :nyah: :stupid: :^o
I think Bonnie's version of this song is superior to David Gray's... she puts more emotion into it and the production is superb. And I'm not usually a fan of covers, especially when the original came out not long before. Great song, great rendition.
Xenochronicity wrote:
I had a chance to meet her about '85. She came to a picnic after the show, and we washed dishes together. This woman is as close to perfect as an artist gets, horribly under rated, and a damn nice girl! To those who think she sux; go to a Brittney concert, buy a poster, whack off and quit hanging out here where the real artsists are!
Cool story! I have always wanted to meet her to tell her how much her music means to me (no gushing I would be cool about it). Alas, no luck. I'm glad you got to meet her and your assessemnt of her does not surprise me in the least.
Never heard this one before....I'm part of the first wave of Bonnie fans....saw her first in 1978. Haven't really kept current, so every time I hear a more recent on RP, it's like a little gift under the tree. This one has a style and even melody similar to some tracks on KD Lang's "Ingenue". A very nice tune indeed, Mr. Gray.
Leslie wrote:
Probably Brittany Spears :rolleyes: Bonnie's voice just gets better and sexier with age. I first saw her in 1976 at the Greek Theater on the UC Berkeley campus. :cool:
I had a chance to meet her about '85. She came to a picnic after the show, and we washed dishes together. This woman is as close to perfect as an artist gets, horribly under rated, and a damn nice girl! To those who think she sux; go to a Brittney concert, buy a poster, whack off and quit hanging out here where the real artsists are!
Originally Posted by clarinetta: Bonnie Raitt has a terrible voice just like Bette Midler and the songs by both of these women are not worth listening to at all. :cry:
But Freur "Doot Doot" is "Godlike"? OK, whatEVER :rolleyes: Anyway this was OK, but I truly LOVE the David Gray version. Bonnie gets a 5 for this one.
Originally Posted by robinesque: If architecture is frozen music, then Bonnie Raitt's voice is melted sculpture - as fluid as windblown silk, and as solid as polished marble. (like, Bonnie rocks)
But the music is overblown socks and leaden dullness. Did you know that 'bonnie raitt' is an anagram of 'granny nattering'. :p
Do you have any David Gray? I haven\'t heard him on RP, but sure would love too. I think his version of this is better, although I\'ve always been a fan of Bonnie Raitt.
Hmm. Shows you what I know. I thought aliens had abducted her or something somewhere around 1989. Or she had just simply vanished with the dying moments of that decade. :??:
Originally Posted by rgj13: Your musical preferences aside, if you think Raitt's remarkably well-trained voice is terrible, I have to wonder whom you think has a good voice.
Probably Brittany Spears :rolleyes: Bonnie's voice just gets better and sexier with age. I first saw her in 1976 at the Greek Theater on the UC Berkeley campus. :cool:
Always good :clap:
I like this incredible snare sound! It fits, everything fits, everything's exactly right... :notworthy: In other words: I like it... a lot. :bounce:
I\'m with the David Gray guys... I\'d so rather hear his version... but not to knock Bonnie Raitt! (and if her covering this is helping David Gray make his way in the big world, more power to them both) :)
Originally Posted by DickStock: I saw her the same year when she backed up Jackson Browne at Northern Illinois University. The next year he came back took it easier; he only had Phoebe Snow opening the show. Bonnie's a tough act to follow!
I saw that tour with Bonnie Raitt opening for Jackson Browne too! I got my baby sitter to take me. ;-) If architecture is frozen music, then Bonnie Raitt's voice is melted sculpture - as fluid as windblown silk, and as solid as polished marble. (like, Bonnie rocks)
Originally Posted by rw: I'd like to know how long ago Whack-a-Mole (see message below) considers to be "way back when". I saw her in concert in Lansing, Michgan, in 1974.
I saw her the same year when she backed up Jackson Browne at Northern Illinois University. The next year he came back took it easier; he only had Phoebe Snow opening the show. Bonnie's a tough act to follow!
Originally Posted by clarinetta: Bonnie Raitt has a terrible voice just like Bette Midler and the songs by both of these women are not worth listening to at all. :cry:
Your musical preferences aside, if you think Raitt's remarkably well-trained voice is terrible, I have to wonder whom you think has a good voice.
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Originally Posted by justlistening: She's playing here in LA this week and I'm bummed that I didn't have the good sense to get tickets. Thanks RP for rubbing it in :frustrated: __________________________________________________________ I did go to the show. She played this song. It was good, but Lyle Lovett opening was much better.
David Gray gets the song writing credits on this one. Of course he does it better although Bonnie\'s version isnt horrible.
I\'ve never really gotten into Bonnie over the years. Maybe I\'m finally growing up though -- finally broadening my horizons. What a wonderful song. Thanks, Bill for introducing me to some of the most incredible music. Regards, Mike
Saw her on Austin City Limits the other night, she is hotter than ever. Great song, great artist.
Originally Posted by rw: I love Bonnie Raitt, and this number is especially nice. By the way, I'd like to know how long ago Whack-a-Mole (see message below) considers to be "way back when". I saw her in concert in Lansing, Michgan, in 1974.
It was 1985 or 1986. Great to see her up close and I have been awe struck by her music ever since.
Bonnie, I love you. what can I say that your music has not already said.
for one it\'s a cover, and it\'s by bonnie raitt. What more of a reason do you need. I was generous giving it a 3.
What dimwit could rate this song a 1? gad.
She's playing here in LA this week and I'm bummed that I didn't have the good sense to get tickets. Thanks RP for rubbing it in :frustrated: Well, thanks for playing Bonnie Raitt anyway :D
Ok - David Gray's version is better.
I love Bonnie Raitt, and this number is especially nice. By the way, I\'d like to know how long ago Whack-a-Mole (see message below) considers to be \"way back when\". I saw her in concert in Lansing, Michgan, in 1974.
I saw Bonnie at the Golden Bear in huntington Beach, CA way back when. She does not sing a song that rates under a 5 in my book. This one is real nice and shows how blues should be done with a sexy swing and twang.
Ricky Fataar (along with Blondie Chaplin) actually played with the Beach Boys when they were young \'uns. (Around the time of the BB Holland LP (vinyl!) :lol:
Originally Posted by Leslie: Rick Fataar is the drummer on this album. I think he may have been one of the original members of her touring band, along with Freebo, but I'm not certain of that.
Originally Posted by camarkim: Once again, that great bluesy voice fits perfectly over a not-really style of music (except for the bridge) Also, I dig the "snare-off" sound...good choice, as were the octobons and processed tom sound. I wonder who did the drumming on this...?
Rick Fataar is the drummer on this album. I think he may have been one of the original members of her touring band, along with Freebo, but I'm not certain of that.
Very nice version of a David Gray song!
Once again, that great bluesy voice fits perfectly over a not-really style of music (except for the bridge) Also, I dig the \"snare-off\" sound...good choice, as were the octobons and processed tom sound. I wonder who did the drumming on this...?