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Bird York — Lovely Thing
Album: The Velvet Hour
Avg rating:
6.2

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Total ratings: 461









Released: 2003
Length: 4:08
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Drunk on a morning sky
it's the kind of day
you wanna wrap your arms around
watching the white birds fly as they circle up and float in space
preaching their religion without a sound
and I'm bursting with Everything
and I'm light as a cloud
'cause Love is filling me up
it's taking the edges off my heart
and Love just won't let me be
I'm floating just like a leaf in it's stream
what a lovely thing
and I know the world's gone mad
crazy with greed
but I can't fix it all today
'cause my rollercoaster heart is climbing up it's track oh yeah
and there ain't a damn thing in it's way
and I'm stuoid with aimless glee
and I'm talking to the trees
chorus
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So this is where the intro to yet another Beck piece comes from? Obviously, on RP when a song by Beck (Golden Age) is followed by that of another musician, there may be a connection, in this case the sitar (I suppose this is a sitar). Pretty cool juxtaposition.
Just really like Ms. York. This album is wonderful.
 SparkyMarky wrote:
Duller than a wet day in Rotterdam. And that's dull!
 

Full agreement from the German weather front. And when do Germans and Dutch agree on anything?


 peter_james_bond wrote:

Yes she was ...check it out https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kathleen_York

I wonder how she got the nickname Bird? Perhaps she has a high metabolism, or perhaps she hops around like a bird, or maybe she doesn't eat much (like a bird) or perhaps she spends the winter down south....who knows? {#Stupid}

 
In the finale of season 2 of "Curb Your Enthusiasm" she plays a very intersting, and talented masseuse.

This song is a lovely thing.
 


This song is good for the ears...
 
 SparkyMarky wrote:
Duller than a wet day in Rotterdam. And that's dull!
 
{#Roflol} I don't know Rotterdam at all, but if you want seriously dull, take the North Sea ferry across to Hull and spend a wet Sunday afternoon there. You'll lose the will to live. Not that I agree with you on the song which I very much like.

First I have heard of this! I didn't know she sang (big West Wing fan), this is surprisingly good, not because I wouldn't think she can sing, but wondering why I have not heard more of her in the music world.{#Stupid}
black velvet
Makes the cold, gray Seattle sky look cheerful. . . 
Duller than a wet day in Rotterdam. And that's dull!
 lily34 wrote:
i didn't know THIS was bird york. i know her from the west wing. and i think the theme from the movie Crash...maybe i'm wrong.
 

You're right. Nominated for an Academy Award for "In The Deep" from the movie Crash.



This is really great.  10
 ezzyme wrote:
This album is almost unavailable! What wonderful obscure music!
 


Most of the songs are included on her CD "Wicked Little High", which is readily available.


Say Bird York ten times fast....Bjork
 ezzyme wrote:
This album is almost unavailable! What wonderful obscure music!
 
I had to resort to a torrent to get a preview of the whole thing. Guess what, some of the MP3s end with Bill's voice saying “That's Bird York on Radio Paradise.” Others seem to be ripped from other radio streams. {#Rolleyes}
‘Luckily’, the album isn't that good that I would want to buy it. I find “Haunting You” by far the best song, some others like this one are good to OK, but the rest is run-of-the-mill.

cathenley wrote:
I thought it was Poe

No way...Dipsy or La La but not Poe

 xtalman wrote:
Could be I think she was on the West Wing.  Never really saw the show.
 
Yes she was ...check it out https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Kathleen_York

I wonder how she got the nickname Bird? Perhaps she has a high metabolism, or perhaps she hops around like a bird, or maybe she doesn't eat much (like a bird) or perhaps she spends the winter down south....who knows? {#Stupid}

 teapot wrote:
I could swear this woman was on the West Wing as Toby's wife. Yes?
 
Could be I think she was on the West Wing.  Never really saw the show.

I could swear this woman was on the West Wing as Toby's wife. Yes?
 rdo wrote:

6 => 8


 

8 => 9

6 => 8


Sweet enough but unexceptional.  Looks like her cheekbones got her her record deal, not her audaciously envelope-busting musical output.
 mocowbell wrote:
Drop dead looks and the voice of an angel.  



sounds like DIdo
sounds like something from jagged little pill, but more girly........
I thought it was Poe
Smoove_D wrote:
oooo. . . i like this. i thought it was beth orton at first.
I thought it was Tina Dico you did it Bokey- you just let the obvious pun sit there. :high-five:
bummer. i was all excited we were going to have an indian style song, and then she opened her mouth... boo
DigitalJer wrote:
What *is* it about this womans voice....so...sultry somehow...husky, but smooth
... sweet velvet :hearteyes:
Dont quit your day job. Please stick to acting-Bird
What *is* it about this womans voice....so...sultry somehow...husky, but smooth
i didn't know THIS was bird york. i know her from the west wing. and i think the theme from the movie Crash...maybe i'm wrong.
KenShow wrote:
If I hear another song with sitar I'm going to hurl.
I hope Bill plays "Tomorrow Never Knows" from The Beatles after this :tongue:
so smoooooooth :heartkiss: lovely thing
oooo...i like this. i thought it was beth orton at first.
cherylg4 wrote:
Bird's first CD is one of the most heavily-played in my collection. I never tire of it! The new one is in my CD player as we speak.... Interesting music trivia: She also plays congresswoman Andrea Wyatt on "The West Wing."
I was WONDERING why she looked so familiar on that album cover art! Now I know why.
This album is almost unavailable! What wonderful obscure music!
Why does this song make me think of Phantom of the Opera? There is something about the flow of the singing...
Wow, I never before rated this song? :beat: Gotta be an "8"! :dance: Interesting set(ting), too: :propeller: 7:14 am - Toots & The Maytals - Blame On Me (w/ Rachel Yamagata) 7:10 am - Bird York - Lovely Thing 7:05 am - Michael Hedges - Rickover's Dream 7:01 am - Rilo Kiley - The Execution of All Things
If I hear another song with sitar I'm going to hurl.
How on earth did this get on the RP playlist? Anodyne.
mocowbell wrote:
Drop dead looks and the voice of an angel. There outta be a law against this much talent bestowed on one person. I'm not bitter, just envious.
No, you're bitter. But that's okay. :cheesygrin: This one gets a 8. Great melody. Awesome groove.
I would love to hear what Bill might name his playlists... This last set could be something like "you can find instruments from India in the strangest places..."
Drop dead looks and the voice of an angel. There outta be a law against this much talent bestowed on one person. I'm not bitter, just envious.
Trustocity wrote:
Also costarred in the very above-average "Vengeance Unlimited" with Michael Madsen. Hated when they cancelled that show.
Wow, I never would have made that connection. I actually sent a postcard to ABC when they cancelled that show. And I never do that. Stoopid title for a pretty smart show.
What's that I hear in the background?
Her voice is nice, but her trying to sing in Indian style doesn't work well. I hear this often with western singers trying to sing eastern. Something isn't quite there.
Byork seems much more mature these days :wink:
Her vocal departures, particularly on the sustained "love" in the chorus, reminds me of something else, something haunting -- Beth Orton, maybe. This artist is new to me but every time she comes on here, my ears prick up.
8) Sounds exactly like Sarah Harmer! Not that that is a bad thing...
This song is a lovely thing, too.
cherylg4 wrote:
Interesting music trivia: She also plays congresswoman Andrea Wyatt on "The West Wing."
Also costarred in the very above-average "Vengeance Unlimited" with Michael Madsen. Hated when they cancelled that show.
Was that "I'm stupid with painless glee"? Love it, if it is, even if I'm not sure exactly what it might mean. Sounds like being in love, though, eh?
I just got this CD and it's wonderful.... Norah Jones has nothing on this lady!
That "yeah-ah-ah" at the end sounds just like Alison Moyet at the end of her song "Solid Wood." I should upload that.
:-k i'm somewhat annoyed, but maybe need to give it another chance.
Nice sitar right out of the beginning of The Beatles' Tomorrow Never Knows.
cherylg4 wrote:
Bird's first CD is one of the most heavily-played in my collection. I never tire of it! The new one is in my CD player as we speak.... Interesting music trivia: She also plays congresswoman Andrea Wyatt on "The West Wing."
Toby's Ex ! Whoda thunkit.
There seems to be a renaissance of the women's "singer/songwriter" genre. Bird is one at the forefront. Glad to hear this here.
I heard her the first day that I started listening to RP and immediately went to Amazon to buy it. (I was stopped by my GF who yelled at me "Dang it! Don't buy it! Make a list so your family and I have things to buy for X-Mas!" I can't wait.)
I diggit. just wish that the indian sounds stayed more prominent throughout, rather than just primarily in the beginning.
cherylg4 wrote:
Interesting music trivia: She also plays congresswoman Andrea Wyatt on "The West Wing."
I confess that does make me like this more.
Bird's first CD is one of the most heavily-played in my collection. I never tire of it! The new one is in my CD player as we speak.... Interesting music trivia: She also plays congresswoman Andrea Wyatt on "The West Wing."