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Robbie Robertson — Day Of Reckoning
Album: Storyville
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Total ratings: 320









Released: 1991
Length: 6:29
Plays (last 30 days): 1
In this dusty little railroad town
Smack in the heart of the bible belt
Where nothing ever changes
While nothing remains the same
When first I saw the raven
Lean against the wind
I said who's the girl
With the tattoo on her skin
I followed her home
She lives down by the water
My friend Teddy told me
She's the Frenchman's daughter

On this day of reckoning
I'm riding shotgun with you
Tangled twisted strands of love
Hanging from above

I'm burnin for you
Burnin for you
We were first time lovers
In a secret rendezvous
Burnin, burnin
Burnin for you

When I come knocking on her front door
The neighbour said she don't live there no more
Well she moved from the country
Down to the city
Where the scene was dark
And the street was gritty
In the hustle and bustle and all the commotion
She got addicted to the locomotion

On this day of reckoning
By the old wooden bridge
I wait for you
Tangled twisted strands of love
Hanging from above

I'm burnin for you
Burnin for you
We were first time lovers
In a secret rendezvous
Burnin, burnin
Burnin for you

I remember the smell of the burning leaves
And we were making love
She was like a young Georgia O'Keefe
From another time
In an old abandoned railroad shack
On should never go
Where anything can happen
When the zephyr blows

On this day of reckoning
I'm calling to you
Tangled twisted strands of love
Hanging from above

I'm burnin for you
Burnin for you
We were first time lovers
In a secret rendezvous
Burnin, burnin
Burnin for you

The phone rings she said
I can't tell you where I'm calling from
Cause my papa's on the lam
For something shady that he's done
There hangs a tale of love
For the first time
For the first time
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 CoYoT51 wrote:
Does he think he is irresistible with that voice?
 
He is irresistible with that voice. It does things to me. 
This guy is like doing Bay Watch on music. Mitch Buchannon style.
This song is a bit tacky, isn't? 
 CoYoT51 wrote:
Does he think he is irresistible with that voice?

 
My thoughts exactly.
 ladyj wrote:
I'm burning, I'm burning, I'm burning for you....
and I'm quit sure I'm in the wrong song Blue Oyster Cult/Tori Amos

 
This 14 yo comment made me wonder how many English verbs are available for this love-struck sentiment: itching, sizzling, blazing, melting.  I can't think of many.  Perhaps French or Italian would be better...
Does he think he is irresistible with that voice?
6.5 minutes seemed like it went by pretty quickly.  Good stuff from a classic!
always nice and always good to hear rr / would love to hear some stuff from " how to become clairvoyant"
Wonderful tune.  Wonderful album.
Yes, a tasty groove for sure.
On top of everything else, Robbie do have some guitar chops.........
 very Peter Gabriel
  
                Alice went radiating down the rabbit hole
                    You reap what you sow she said.
                      I  guess, she has seen the sod.
                            She was the brightest
        Site was empty, and the rabbit was already on the run.


Somehow, this is my first hearing. I really like his post-Band work better than what he did with that group. It was this source (RP) that led me into his various CDs, some of which have been great road companions.
very cool sounds thank you!  (his little raspy narratives especially : )
Like most of what he does. Unbound is still my tops favorite of his.

Dropped from sight and sound... Dead-?
Love this gem from the great Robbie Robertson-
I'm burning, I'm burning, I'm burning for you.... and I'm quit sure I'm in the wrong song Blue Oyster Cult/Tori Amos
His self-titled album may be my absolute favorite. I also have this album but it just didn\'t do a whole lot for me. Perhaps the subtlety mentioned by others is escaping me. Or maybe if you\'re not a musician (which, sadly, I am not) it\'s hard to appreciate the virtues of this album.
Pretentious.
i\'m sorry I tuned in just in time for this one. :roll: reminds me of bad Miami Vice soundtrack music. :lol:
Play some from the his 1987 self titled album. Great stuff.
yes. :clap:
Originally Posted by freezingmariner: This is good but doesn't exactly match my taste.
Possible, but give it a few listens, preferrably through a good soundcard and headphones! This one is sooo subtle... :hug: All kinds of details in the background. :notworthy: I've been playing this one over and over again for many years now. I hear new things every time. It's my fav track, not just by this artist or from this album, it's my fav track, period! :wave:
This is good but doesn\'t exactly match my taste.
:notworthy: :hug: :wave: :) :clap: :lol: :D ;) :cool: This is RR\'s finest work (IMHO). It has been a great inspiration to me as a musician!!! Very, very subtle.