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Norah Jones — Come Away With Me
Album: Come Away With Me
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7.6

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Total ratings: 1419









Released: 2002
Length: 3:08
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Come away with me in the night
Come away with me
And I will write you a song

Come away with me on a bus
Come away where they can't tempt us
With their lies

And I wanna walk with you
On a cloudy day
In fields where the yellow grass grows knee-high
So won't you try to come

Come away with me and we'll kiss
On a mountain top
Come away with me
And I'll never stop loving you

I wanna wake up with the rain
Falling on a tin roof
While I'm safe there in your arms
So all I ask is for you
To come away with me in the night
Come away with me
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Such a beautiful song, sung by a beautiful woman with such a beautiful voice. Even the font used to spell her name on the album cover is beautiful.
 Kaw wrote:
This song is part of a certain nightmare where I walk through 40 Dutch furniture shops with my perfectionist wife looking at overpriced designer tables with overpriced designer chairs while this song plays in the background. All 40 of them.

Still a 7 from me because Norah can't help it that for a period her album was played to death in every furniture shop in the Netherlands.

 
This is a strong song, though her version is just not doing "it" for me, maybe all the mid-century Danish furniture I'm surrounded by puts me in a fixed state 
 Kaw wrote:
This song is part of a certain nightmare where I walk through 40 Dutch furniture shops with my perfectionist wife looking at overpriced designer tables with overpriced designer chairs while this song plays in the background. All 40 of them.

Still a 7 from me because Norah can't help it that for a period her album was played to death in every furniture shop in the Netherlands.
 
I know what you mean. I prefer cheap furniture made in China as well. Who needs designers anyway?!?
Takes me back to the days before mobile phones...
 Kaw wrote:
This song is part of a certain nightmare where I walk through 40 Dutch furniture shops with my perfectionist wife looking at overpriced designer tables with overpriced designer chairs while this song plays in the background. All 40 of them.

Still a 7 from me because Norah can't help it that for a period her album was played to death in every furniture shop in the Netherlands.
 
Years ago I was amazed at her popularity in Turkey - my guess is that they were picking up on the musicality - Turks have plenty of musical choices.
IM
BECOMING
A SOCCER MOM!!!
used to be nice - now makes me depressive... {#Grumpy}
when i was with suzette staying at the naramata hotel, on a hot okanagan night, sitting on the hotel terrace sampling wine of the bench in the stupor of love and red wine
So beautiful, she is a real talent! {#Meditate}
if Clive Davis weren't her G-dfather there would be no career here.
This song is part of a certain nightmare where I walk through 40 Dutch furniture shops with my perfectionist wife looking at overpriced designer tables with overpriced designer chairs while this song plays in the background. All 40 of them.

Still a 7 from me because Norah can't help it that for a period her album was played to death in every furniture shop in the Netherlands.
This song is so dreamy and angelic. It takes me away from all my troubles, worries and disappointments. The world stops for a couple of minutes while I welcome the invitation of Nora to come away with her.

Please play this song more often. 
Godlike poetry.
can love lost for ever spring away again elsewhere?
Saw her live about a year ago and was struck with her struggle to present herself as inventive and challenging, instead of the meek voice of "Don't Know Why" and "Come Away." She didn't rush through the former, but it was a bit of a throwaway.

I'm thinking that she got stereotyped by her early success on the radio and really wishes the mainstream  was familiar with her other stuff. 

I've tried listening to her in the car, in the bath, in the bedroom, as background noise, with my full concentration, focusing on her voice, letting it just roll over me, trying to pick out the instrumentation or the production, drums, guitars, whatever in isolation, as a unified whole, taking in the lyrics for their meaning, absorbing simply the sounds of her diction for their melodiousness or lack of, and I still cannot find anything of interest, I cannot fathom why my ex-girlfriend loved her so, or indeed why anyone else likes her music. (and no, the ex-girlfriend thing is just incidental, we both loved Morcheeba and Coldplay (! - back in the days when... and that's still OK! I'm not embarrassed to say I still dig out A Rush of Blood) and she never could stand Jeff Buckley.)

So what am I doing wrong? I'm sure it's my fault that Norah Jones leaves me icy cold, and it's now reaching the point of despair - there are things I don't really like, but that I can still appreciate, like Stevie Ray Vaughan or John Lee Hooker, but Norah Jones falls, for me, into the Santana and Richard Clayderman category - utter bafflement.


Fan since Idiot's Delight.
Love this song--like a lullaby...simple and comforting
{#Sleep}
While Norah doesn't have a particularly good voice from a classical sense, she doesn't attempt to sing beyond this, unlike the conveyor belt strumpets we are forced to endure as "popular" nowadays. Very understated and agree with the earlier comment re the guitar solo - shows true string craftmanship. I like most revel in her work. Thoroughly enjoyable 8
For me the whole album is fantastic.I heard it again and again while i was reading the entire book Lolita.I really felt in love with it.{#Music}
Funny. Today I actually LISTENED to this song.. instead of just pushing it into the "heard it, next" box

Slightly generic elevator music with good organic sound.. lol. But still, not bad {#Whistle}
 My sentiments exactly

PockettVenus wrote:
I do love this song, but it did suffer from being overplayed , so an 8 rather than a 9.
 
 


I do love this song, but it did suffer from being overplayed , so an 8 rather than a 9.
 
{#Daisy} wonderful stuff - 9 for me  {#Daisy}

OK, I too like the fresh Ravishing (sorry, couldn't resist) Norah. The one who tells Ted (from memory) : yeah, especially since you don't have a penis.
Takes me away to a state of bliss.  
I like the new and more upbeat/fresh Norah more, than this "im old and experienced, sitting at a bar, just like Patty Griffin"
Not heard this for a year or two and it's as fresh as ever.  Yes, lovely under-stated guitar solo
Perfect - on any level - I couldn't ask for more from anyone.
 Keef wrote:

9 from me as well.

 
Each time this plays I stop what I'm doing and go away with Norah.....9 at least.
Simply Enchanting. 
aaaaahhhhh! ravi made great kids.....{#Bananapiano}{#Guitarist}
You know what?  The guitar solo in this is really, really, fine.
This is still sweet and a fine performance. But I agree with many that she hasn't fulfilled the promise of this record.
May be her most popular work, but not her best, much of which is Very good. 
She is Ravi Shankar's daughter—who knew?  (well maybe others did as I didn't scroll back all the way)
Simple,poignant and excellent.
 1artist wrote:

I totally agree with you.  This is a 9 in my book.  The cruelty of people makes me sick.
 
9 from me as well.
Nora, Nora, Nora.  You are the cool salve on a feverish day.  Thank you for such beautiful music, regardless of the haters and headbangers, a smooth jazz tune is almost always appropriate...
I reckon she sings a good lullaby and at the risk of being predictable - yes I would love to do a practical  - in the interest of scientifc advance of course.
 unclehud wrote:
Dear Ms. Jones,

If the "come away with me" invitation is still open, call me.  I will.

Sincerely,
Uncle Hud
 

Sorry, Uncle Cracker - Miss Nora could not wait for you to call.

WE made another descision instead - but had a spliff'n'drink on you!

 

PS: Woman really wait to be called, where your trailor is parked?


 ziakut wrote:

Well that's pretty obvious isn't it? No need to rush to her defense...she's doing just fine. It was merely my opinion is all. Isn't it great that everyone can say what's on their mind?...and then people can respond with a contrary thought? ...and no one is disrespected. Simply cool.
 
Yes, that is cool.
{#Yes}
 Cynaera wrote:
 hippiechick wrote:

I deleted all the barf-icons because they were making me sick, and I actually ate something today so I wanted to keep it in my stomach for awhile.

Sorry you hate Norah Jones.  Maybe you could check out "El Madmo," one of her alter-ego bands. FUN stuff - you'd probably love it. I know I do...{#Mrgreen}

BTW:  My parents would have LOVED Norah Jones's music - smooth, silky, melodic, and right on key. I'd give just about anything to be able to play her music for them and watch their expressions.
 
I totally agree with you.  This is a 9 in my book.  The cruelty of people makes me sick.
Norah always does nice work....
Dear Ms. Jones,

If the "come away with me" invitation is still open, call me.  I will.

Sincerely,
Uncle Hud
 hippiechick wrote:

I deleted all the barf-icons because they were making me sick, and I actually ate something today so I wanted to keep it in my stomach for awhile.

Sorry you hate Norah Jones.  Maybe you could check out "El Madmo," one of her alter-ego bands. FUN stuff - you'd probably love it. I know I do...{#Mrgreen}

BTW:  My parents would have LOVED Norah Jones's music - smooth, silky, melodic, and right on key. I'd give just about anything to be able to play her music for them and watch their expressions.

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I guess this means you don't like the song.....

I am not usually a fan of this type of music, but this song has a nice little melody, not bad.
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BORING Norah Jones.
Oh RP. You lose me every time you play snoozy Norah Jones. (Seriously. That's when I navigate away.)
 

When it first came out this record was simply amazing to listen to - however like many things that have been hyped a little too much by the record executives; Norah, Cowboy Junkies and Natalie Merchant seem to fall into the same space for me. 

I can enjoy it still - but only in minute doses, as more than anything the songs remind me of years past, love and relationships ... maybe the works have become more than pieces of music - but associations of an event and hence its harder for me to just "enjoy" the songs for what they are. 

Sorry Norah - you get very little air time with me now - your tucked away with the Junkies and Tigerlily.


 Proclivities wrote:

How do you know what she "wants to be"?  Maybe she just wants to make and record music.  She didn't put herself "in the foreground" (not that she is), but maybe she's popular because may people do not find her "plain, dull and the run of the mill".
 
Well that's pretty obvious isn't it? No need to rush to her defense...she's doing just fine. It was merely my opinion is all. Isn't it great that everyone can say what's on their mind?...and then people can respond with a contrary thought? ...and no one is disrespected. Simply cool.


Feeling sleepy, so sleepy, eyelids drooping, head nodding, vital signs slowing ...{#Sleep}
I was not a fan of the song until I was at a wedding and it was played ... awesome slow dance song with someone you love.  {#Sunny}
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 ziakut wrote:
She wants to be an icon or something...she's plain, dull and the run of the mill. So many talented female artists out there...she doesn't need to be in the foreground. Just plain dull...unexciting. Sorry. I do like a few tunes of hers...but this one wanders and just peters out.
 
How do you know what she "wants to be"?  Maybe she just wants to make and record music.  She didn't put herself "in the foreground" (not that she is), but maybe she's popular because may people do not find her "plain, dull and the run of the mill".


Norah Jones live in Nashville with Gilian Welch and David Rawlings, exellent Concert!
"SIGH"
 handyrae wrote:
This is just a simple, lovely little song.
 
Does she always sound like she needs a dose of Benadril? This could be a cold commercial. {#Lol}
She wants to be an icon or something...she's plain, dull and the run of the mill. So many talented female artists out there...she doesn't need to be in the foreground. Just plain dull...unexciting. Sorry. I do like a few tunes of hers...but this one wanders and just peters out.
This is just a simple, lovely little song.


This song is good for the ears...


{#Puke}Mute!
Very, very nice!
and like magic, walkabout by rhcp is just queued up on the LRC. It's like you knew I needed somewhere to escape.

I'm completely with you! {#Puke}

 Randomax wrote:
just can't stand it................................{#Frustrated}
 


 EssexTex wrote:
Ain't she a purty little thang
 
Seconding that.  Everyone's always so taken with her voice that they completely overlook how hot she is!  Such a shame...

go away without me........
just can't stand it................................{#Frustrated}
Sounds fantastic!
simply glorious!


Oh, yeah... this song is so smooth it is seductive...


Ah, this was "our song". Eight years down the tubes. Hope I learned something.
Right. Who's paying for the flights & accommodation?

Hippiechick {#Arrowd}, take solace in the following: Norah Jones is BORING, right ?  I mean, they play her CONSTANTLY in my local wholefoods store - as if you've got to be a jazz-listening, pastel-colour-wearing anaemic individual in order to eat wholefoods?  Man, they stress me out with their bad music.  xx, ciao baby.


Here's to the woman that stole my husband away with this song:

{#Beat}
This entire CD sounds GREAT on the BIG electrostatic speakers I've borrowed from a friend.  What wide sound stage.  If you close your eyes you can almost visualize the band in the room.  Great stuff...{#Sunny}
Something wrong with this mpeg, it sounds like.  Pops here and there are making it hard to listen to.  Good song, though.
Makes me want to sing aloud at my desk...but my co-workers may not appreciate my rendition. {#Curtain}
I got sick of it when it first came out because of the thrashing it got on the radio, but it is nice hearing again after an absense (or should that be absinthe?)
:sleep: :shhh:
Matts wrote:
Not to criticise or anything, it's just my own medical condition. whenever I listen to her I get an attack of severe depression that is really life threatening. sometimes I can manage to creep out of the room alive before the song ends. but don't get me wrong, she is a great artist that has some unfavorable side effects on an individual like me :sorry:
It would be nice if she'd pick up the tempo from time to time.
sunny_day wrote:
Dude, why would you buy vinyl? It's 2007 and the world is flat.
blah blah blah vinyl sounds warmer and has better high frequency response blah blah blah
Ain't she a purty little thang
Very sweet.
s_k wrote:
And I'm irritated because the vinyl releases of her album sound awful!
Dude, why would you buy vinyl? It's 2007 and the world is flat.
inindian wrote:
I still like her but I feel similarly about the concert thing, although I wouldn't quite say slowest tiresome thing..getting near maybe. I could have just listened to the albums again and saved myself the ticket price! She was however, warm and kind of naturally goofy (jet lag?) and personable on stage.
I look forward to hearing her this Friday in Santa Barbara. We'll see. My sense is that she owes a lot to the song-writer Jesse Harris, but what of it? If she's got the knack of finding good songs, especially by writers not well known, that's a talent too, as another Harris--Emmylou--proved long ago.
Odyzzeuz wrote:
I really thought NJ was something special when I heard that first song on the Hank Williams collection. So I started following her and buying her records. And I began to realize what a one-trick-pony she is. And then I saw her in concert and it was the slowest, most tiresome thing I've ever sat through. As time has passed, I've come to slowly lose all tolerance for this tripe.
I still like her but I feel similarly about the concert thing, although I wouldn't quite say slowest tiresome thing..getting near maybe. I could have just listened to the albums again and saved myself the ticket price! She was however, warm and kind of naturally goofy (jet lag?) and personable on stage.
Not to criticise or anything, it's just my own medical condition. whenever I listen to her I get an attack of severe depression that is really life threatening. sometimes I can manage to creep out of the room alive before the song ends. but don't get me wrong, she is a great artist that has some unfavorable side effects on an individual like me :sorry:
Heard enough of her the past few years. Starts to bore me. She has too many clones by now, aswell. And I'm irritated because the vinyl releases of her album sound awful!
I had never bought a CD < or album for that matter > on the basis of the cover, but I bought this on impulse in HMV in Kowloon. I was insanely busy travelling and writing a report for a client, and I only got to listen to it while working 24 hours straight in a hotel in New York. The soothing mellowness calmed me and while I was pushing myself to the limit, I would stop when this track came on, and listen to it and let my imagination wander to the grass, the mountain, to the bus. I cannot hear it now without thinking of the long night, the looming deadline and the soft voice singing just for me...
After two albums since this one, I have to believe this is the best she's going to get. I love this song but the rest of her newer stuff is just average. I really hate to say that.
handyrae wrote:
Wow! If you ask me, that's a good enough reason to hate any song.
OMG that's terrible! Yeah, damn straight you can hate this song and the whole album. (It's not my business to ask but I hope he's cleaned up his act...)
Any time, Norah. 10.
Hadn't heard this in a year or two, and remember it being overplayed upon its release. But hearing it now after such a long absence gave me goosebumps. Nice. :clap:
hippiechick wrote:
It's not necessarily the song. It's that my husband's girlfriend gave him this album while he was lying flat on his back in the hospital...and we were still married and I was taking care of him. Bastard!
Wow! If you ask me, that's a good enough reason to hate any song.
Looking forward to hearing some stuff from her new album. It's gotten great reviews.
timeless and beautiful :meditate:
This is an easygoing waltz. These guys are going a little fast but you get the idea..
must.....hit......mute......button.....
What a voice! Heavenly!
My favorite NJ song ever. Amazing. This song yearns. I hear what people are saying about mellow to the point of unconciousness, but I'm not buying it. It's just plain beautiful to me.
Beautiful, beautiful, beautiful I never get tired of hearing this
hippiebikercowboymusician wrote:
beautiful voice, unique form, bold attempt at bare bones singing. nice to have art show up every once in a while.
Yes! I appreciate her refusal to abide by commercial, mainstream standards, i.e. dressing like a whore and singing about "crazee boyz." Her influences are Willie, Dolly, and Hank, to name a few, and I think it's a miracle that so many people have taken a liking to her. Maybe there is some integrity left in our society. She's not my favorite, but I certainly respect her for doing what she wants.
Odyzzeuz wrote:
I really thought NJ was something special when I heard that first song on the Hank Williams collection. So I started following her and buying her records. And I began to realize what a one-trick-pony she is. And then I saw her in concert and it was the slowest, most tiresome thing I've ever sat through. As time has passed, I've come to slowly lose all tolerance for this tripe.
I understand where you're coming from. I have two albums but feel that they lack intensity. I like mellow music but it's too mellow even for me! It's not so much the songs but maybe the production and the restrained style of performing that I don't appreciate. I was hoping that Norah Jones would be more exciting in concert, but you have cleared that up for me.
I really thought NJ was something special when I heard that first song on the Hank Williams collection. So I started following her and buying her records. And I began to realize what a one-trick-pony she is. And then I saw her in concert and it was the slowest, most tiresome thing I've ever sat through. As time has passed, I've come to slowly lose all tolerance for this tripe.
Absolutely beautiful.
Kill me.
...I'm going to ask someone to marry me!
Kerly wrote:
Heheheee, I guess I am too tolerant to use mute button, or at least while I am listening to radio paradise. Not my favorite Norah Jones song either....
It's not necessarily the song. It's that my husband's girlfriend gave him this album while he was lying flat on his back in the hospital...and we were still married and I was taking care of him. Bastard!
:good-vibes: :sunny: :meditate:
hippiechick wrote:
Thank God for the mute button!
Heheheee, I guess I am too tolerant to use mute button, or at least while I am listening to radio paradise. Not my favorite Norah Jones song either....
Man if only she could sing me to sleep every night.. :heartkiss:
THANK YOU....THANK YOU VERY MUCH!!
I will, Norah ... insert Conan O'Brien style "rarrrr" here.
Thank God for the mute button!
Nice song, but it must be a rainy day in Paradise today...what's with this steady diet of stuff that is trying to put me asleep? Give me something that rocks! Please?!
Norah, your song is beautiful... now go away with you.
Blech.
Great voice. So boring.