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10,000 Maniacs — Noah's Dove
Album: Our Time In Eden
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Total ratings: 415









Released: 1992
Length: 4:26
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You won a prize for that,
for telling lies like that
So well that I believed it.
And I never felt cheated.
You were the chosen one,
the pure eyes of Noah's dove.
Choir boys and angels
stole your lips and your halo.
In your reckless mind,
you act as if you've got more lives.
In your reckless eyes, you only have time and your love of danger
to it you're no stranger.
In that August breeze
of those forgotten trees,
your time was set for leaving,
come a colder season.
In your reckless mind,
you act as if you've got more lives
In your reckless eyes,
it's never too late for a chance to seize some final breath of freedom.
Very, so very wise.

Don't reveal it. I'm tired, tired of knowing
where it is you're going.
In your reckless mind,
you act as if you've got more lives.
In your reckless eyes,
it's never too late for your love of danger
to it you're no stranger.
In your reckless mind,
you act as if you've got more lives.
In your reckless eyes, it's never too late
for a chance to seize some
final breath of freedom
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Saw her live on the Tonight show 20 some years ago.  Front row.  She was something else.  Great singer and performer.  Even got to see her do a warm up a couple hours before the show.
 Randomax wrote:

Natalie is boring....I call her queen of the 5 note range



 

Margo Timmins is the Queen of Boring; Natalie is simply a princess.
 Papernapkin wrote:

At what?
 

Funny comment. 

Still like this song though.  8
ahhhhhh!! yay!!!
 lionirons wrote:

From Dictionary.com:
stri·dent /ˈstraɪdnt/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation Pronunciation Key -
Linguistics. (in distinctive feature analysis) characterized acoustically by noise of relatively high intensity, as sibilants, labiodental and uvular fricatives, and most affricates. Now if I only knew what an uvular fricative was...
 
LOL.  I had to look it up.  Hope this helps.  Would make a great name for a band. 

https://classweb.gmu.edu/accent/generalizations/gendefinitions/r%20to%20uvular%20fricative/rtouvularfric.html

After reading this definition (& example), I found myself thinking more about Dolores O'Riordan (Cranberries) than Natalie Merchant. {#Think}
 jjbix wrote:
Natalie is a Pro!
 
At what?
I've always loved this tune, it carries itself so well.
Natalie is a Pro!
This is a quite outstanding and not-so-much mentioned album that made Natalie one of radio's most soulful female vocalists.

Hip Hip Hurray! I'm down with La señora Merchant!
 Tim_in_N_FL wrote:

Agreed.  However, Our Time in Eden, is a very close second.  It is their omega release.  I saw them in concert in the Poughkeepsie, NY Civic Center just after this CD was released.  It was a stellar show...lots of energy in the audience and in the performance.  One of my favorite memories of 10,000 Maniacs in addition to seeing Natalie walking around Athens, GA on various occasions back in the mid-to-late 1980s.  She's just divine...  {#Hearteyes}
 
I agree with you. Our Time in Eden tends to be a quieter, more subtle album then In My Tribe but the songs are brilliant.

 cherinoel wrote:

Natalie is boring....I call her queen of the 5 note range



 
have to agree  - its rock and roll so one doesn't need a classically trained voice, or even a lot of range BUT - there is just something about her lack of range that turns me off.  - Sorry

Natalie is boring....I call her queen of the 5 note range




 arsenault wrote:
their magnum opus...in my tribe..
a flawless album,
 
Agreed.  However, Our Time in Eden, is a very close second.  It is their omega release.  I saw them in concert in the Poughkeepsie, NY Civic Center just after this CD was released.  It was a stellar show...lots of energy in the audience and in the performance.  One of my favorite memories of 10,000 Maniacs in addition to seeing Natalie walking around Athens, GA on various occasions back in the mid-to-late 1980s.  She's just divine...  {#Hearteyes}
their magnum opus...in my tribe..
a flawless album,
 mooseisadick wrote:
Her politics are to the left of Lenin but I love her legs. All she really needs is a good spanking.
 

I object to this disgustingly sexist statement, and ... oh, what the heck. I can't stand her. Do what you want.
Boooooorrrrrrrrriiiiiiinnnnnnngggg! :sleep:
So 10,000 Maniacs is not just Because The Night? Thank you RP for widening our musical landscape.
Alright, fine, I'll take care of it. Jeesh.
A good spanking from a real man.
Her politics are to the left of Lenin but I love her legs. All she really needs is a good spanking.
This is one of the best albums! I love it!
Tireux_De_Roche wrote:
I think Natalie Merchant is one of the sexiest women in music.
:yes:
physicsgenius wrote:
She's strident even when she's trying to be tender, or whatever non-strident emotions she's trying to emote here.
From Dictionary.com: stri·dent /ˈstraɪdnt/ Pronunciation Key - Show Spelled Pronunciation Pronunciation Key - Show IPA Pronunciation –adjective 1. making or having a harsh sound; grating; creaking: strident insects; strident hinges. 2. having a shrill, irritating quality or character: a strident tone in his writings. 3. Linguistics. (in distinctive feature analysis) characterized acoustically by noise of relatively high intensity, as sibilants, labiodental and uvular fricatives, and most affricates. Now if I only knew what an uvular fricative was...
I loved the pronounced piano in this song, and the chords. :good-vibes:
Shnifty. I had only heard the live version of this one before (sung with piano only), but this is a fun take.
bokey wrote:
I love Natalie because when she comes on I get to get up and take a leak.
:lol: I agree...she sounds as if she's half asleep when she sings...
I love Natalie because when she comes on I get to get up and take a leak.
Best song on cd (Candy everybody wants is close)
The Maniacs were (are?) a great band and better than Natalie is a singer. I'm not a big Natalie solo fan but Natalie with the Maniacs is wonderful.
14 years ago I bought this album (CD) and I still listen to it. Still fresh, still haunting.
We are tripping up and down memory lane today. Lovin' it!
I saw them at Laguna Seca circa 1995 (actually part of a bigger event called "Laguna Seca Days") and they really stole the show. Natalie Merchant was quite the stage performer, quite a babe too.
Tireux_De_Roche wrote:
Strident? You might want to check the definition of Strident. Or you're mistaking Courtney Love for Natalie Merchant.
:lol: Relax! It's just "physicgenius"! :lol: (His rating distribution) "90% of everything is crap"
physicsgenius wrote:
She's strident even when she's trying to be tender, or whatever non-strident emotions she's trying to emote here.
Strident? You might want to check the definition of Strident. Or you're mistaking Courtney Love for Natalie Merchant.
pyxxel wrote:
any girl could sing like that.
WHAT! If any girl could, then how come none do! Her voice is wonderful. 8 points!
She's strident even when she's trying to be tender, or whatever non-strident emotions she's trying to emote here.
I think Natalie Merchant is one of the sexiest women in music.
I just upped this from a 6 to an 8. What was I thinking giving it a 6 in the first place? :smile:
GREAT SONG!!!! Thanks for playing it...
flappersdaddy wrote:
To paraphrase that Supreme Court Justice (can't remember his name)I know what I like when I see (or hear) it. I think this is cool, but it might not always kick me back! :meditate:
Potter Stewart
To paraphrase that Supreme Court Justice (can't remember his name)I know what I like when I see (or hear) it. I think this is cool, but it might not always kick me back! :meditate.gif:
pyxxel wrote:
I'm sorry, but this song is just eventless and boring. It just dribbles along with no dynamics at all.... don't think much of the voice either - any girl could sing like that. Deux points...... :stop:
I agree. In fact, Deux points might be a little generous.
I'm sorry, but this song is just eventless and boring. It just dribbles along with no dynamics at all.... don't think much of the voice either - any girl could sing like that. Deux points...... :stop:
Nice timing. Thanks, Bill!
10K at their best IMO. Positively lovely album.
LOVE this song - dreamy, but with a minor key edge This is back when Natalie stayed in tune
:drunk: :drunk: :drunk: :drunk: :drunk: :roflol: :roflol: :roflol: :roflol: :roflol: :drunk: :drunk: :drunk: :drunk: This is good drinkin' feel good music. MELONcholy. Stirs me bones.
I really like this! Hmm...and I have Noah's dove tattooed on the my back, complete with olive branch and the word "rest" underneath it. Now my tattoo has a song! haha!
agoston wrote:
Keep playing 10.000 Maniacs :)
Diddo :clap:
What a great song title!
bing wrote:
Natalie Merchant has such a rich, warm voice. A wonderful song and album. I purchased this album years ago and still listen to it on a regular basis.
I'll agree up through Tigerlily. Her later solo stuff is not nearly as listenable as 10000 Maniacs. Her voice sounds much different now.
What a voice! :heartkiss:
Love 10K and Natalie! She takes way more of a bum rap than she ever deserves. But hey, some people's only taste is in their mouths! :chillpill.gif:
Natalie Merchant has an awful and grating voice. I might hate it less if she wasn't so inescapably over-played everywhere I go.
Natalie Merchant has such a rich, warm voice. A wonderful song and album. I purchased this album years ago and still listen to it on a regular basis.
Keep playing 10.000 Maniacs :)