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Ben Harper — Homeless Child
Album: The Will to Live
Avg rating:
6.7

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Total ratings: 700









Released: 1997
Length: 3:45
Plays (last 30 days): 0
Nowhere here
to call my home
no one near
to call my own
all that's left
is for me to roam
somebody please
help me hang on

Homeless child
homeless child
what is left
for the homeless child

There is no night
and there is no day
it is all
one shade of gray
some will pass
and some will stay
is this the end
or just one more day

Homeless child
homeless child
what is left
for the homeless child

Sure not much
but it's my best
I just need
some place to rest
if you could just
let me be your guest
I won't burden you
for very long

Homeless child
homeless child
what is left
for the homeless child
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 averybadcat wrote:
Who is that on the washboard?
Outstanding. 
 
Your  mum.
Outstanding : )  woooo-hoo
 1wolfy wrote:
The Bloody Red Barron of Germany, The Royal Guardsmen, with a twist..

 
damn, i was so close to forgetting about those guys
The Bloody Red Barron of Germany, The Royal Guardsmen, with a twist..
Who is that on the washboard?
Outstanding. 
7->8 this morning. The vibe fits for the looming weekend.
gotta be bill jammin us this way.  spin that platter bud.
Well, I guess the streak of good music had to end sometime. PSD, take me away!
 jagdriver wrote:
 

He should probably also trim those nose hairs if they're going to photograph him from this angle.
 

Its a Beard jagdriver  

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Haven't heard this for yonks, but god it's a good song (could be resonating with me as Im about to move house yet AGAIN)   {#Motor}
muy cuadrado
A lot of what I've heard today is tied rhythmically, this to Fleetwood Mac's "World Turning"—earlier the Stones "Sympathy for the Devil" and the Dandy Warhols' "Bohemian Like You." Bill always has a sly trick or two up his sleeve.
 jagdriver wrote:


He should probably also trim those nose hairs if they're going to photograph him from this angle.
 
Those prolly some Dern Hairs ... {#Whipit}
Wait, I'm not sure if I got it - What kind of child?

< 4 - Due to mindless repetition.

We used to sit watching a heavily used video recorded from the tv of Ben Harper being interviewed and playing.  He was clearly stoned to the eyeballs, which i can appreciate, and hell could he talk some shit.  I'm sure the neighbours used to hear us as, stoned to the eyeballs, we shouted "Shut up and play Ben!".  I later shouted this during one of his concerts during a moment of reminiscing.  I'll go as far as saying in jokes are not really appreciated by some hardcore fans.
This got an 8 from me within the first 3 bars ... I suppose I just like a real good drivin' beat, from a band that's groovin'.

Now to listen to the rest of it.
HAIL HAIL ROCK AND ROLL
BEN IS ONE GREAT ORIGINAL (EVEN WHEN HE IS NOT)

8
 rajulkabir wrote:
It's really hard to listen to this nasal whining.  

He should probably also trim those nose hairs if they're going to photograph him from this angle.
I think the production on this was supposed to sound like those old Delta recordings. Love Ben, but this one is not one of his better efforts.
Ben's version of this song is nasal, whiny, and mixed horribly.  The whole thing sounds like you're listening to it through a tin can.  Charlie Musselwhite does a MUCH better job with this one.
Like it! Thanks Bill!
It's really hard to listen to this nasal whining. Add in the fact that he's repeating the same 4 or 5 words for the entire song and it's just downright painful.
Boring...
Odyzzeuz wrote:
Painful.
Needles in ears...
Go Ben! :guitarist:
Painful.
Nigel Nyman? Anybody?
:bananasplit:
Knopfleroid.
here's another one that my melts my mood can't help but to bounce along to this, nevermind the lyrics :bounce:
yes! way cooler than most of the 'modern' r&b trials... ben harper always makes my feet step under the officedesk.^^ :clap: :bananajam:
ArbiterOfGoodTaste wrote:
Decent enough groove, but come up with a few more words next time Ben. Thanks.
I agree. Well put.
Decent enough groove, but come up with a few more words next time Ben. Thanks,
So far, I like the start. Still. Hmmm, good!
Walrus_Gumbo wrote:
OK, this song has my dog butt waggin'... me likey!!! :bananajam:
I 'spose ya have to get special underpants for that condition! You know, a hole for ya tail!!
great set: homeless child; world turning; Oh Well (Kottke and Gordon)
On his way to Guitar-God-ness.
Oh, THIS is why people like Ben Harper!
GChevy410 wrote:
This performance WAS so much fun to watch.
Ben had the crowd screaming their lungs out at Sasquatch. Awesome performance! :clap:
6? What was I thinking (drinking)? :ask: 3.
OK, this song has my dog butt waggin'... me likey!!! :bananajam:
rosedraws wrote:
This performance would be SO fun to watch.
This performance WAS so much fun to watch.
Awesome :daisy:
This performance would be SO fun to watch.
As much as I love Ben, I can't help but think of how he might've tried to clone Clapton's "Motherless children"; And to be honest, Eric's song beats the crap out of this one.
Rockin' good start to the morning. Thanks, Bill Bo Diddley :think: I dunno. I can hear several influences in this cut. All of them good.
Pyro wrote:
Has anyone heard his new CD with the Blind Boys of Alabama?
There are some awesome cuts from that album. Not every song is great but I think it's worth purchasing (especially if you buy it from iTunes for $9.99) and use the RP link :wink:
Simply, I just really love Ben's music, esp. his early stuff.
This is for guitar lovers. Doesn't Ben sound like he's a Bo Diddley fan? 8)
Pyro wrote:
Has anyone heard his new CD with the Blind Boys of Alabama?
very gospel. very nice. very too much gospel edit: the bass player juan nelson is a prime example of a bigger fella that no doubt has: Fat Man Flo
Seen Ben many times and he just keeps getting better! Very talented.
.........................ilikebenharpersvoicejustfineaneight......................
Has anyone heard his new CD with the Blind Boys of Alabama?
Love this one. This guy is an incredible guitar player. See him live if at all possible.
Ben Harper is pretty damn diverse. Please play more!