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Thea Gilmore — Rags and Bones
Album: Avalanche
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Released: 2003
Length: 3:29
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Through the iron winter to the fires of June
Through the five o'clock skyline to the deeadlocked moon
There's a flickering figure dancing alone
Making her junk creatures out of rags and bones

Where the vapour is rising between the seedling and the vine
And though the shadow's in waiting are wasting their time
'cause my veins are tracking street maps and the compass and the stones
And I'm still making my junk creatures out of rags and bones

Oh yeah, the hammer and the nail
Oh yeah, the heart's in the small change
Oh yeah, and the Devil's in the detail
Ans in my rags and bones

Now it's the fist through the window, it's the wine that you brought
It's a far cry from the shackles of cognitive thought
It's the lines on the fridge door, just see how they've grown
Up from little junk creatures made from rags and bones

Oh yeah, the hammer and the nail
Oh yeah, the heart's in the small change
Oh yeah, and the Devil's in the detail
And in the rags and bones

And now the candle's flickered out, the walls have been built
And they are racking up the weapons of blood and piss and guilt
Voices have been silenced, but they belong to anyone
And these little junk creatures made from rags and bones
And these little junk creatures made from rags and bones
Rags and bones
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Bump 7 > 8. I'm in luv. 
 lepile wrote:
Aaah quel bonheur de retrouver Radio Paradise ! Tous les jours des nouvelles découvertes, des sonorités superbes et des heures de bonheur. Merci:-)
 

Tu l'avais perdu ? :D
Aaah quel bonheur de retrouver Radio Paradise ! Tous les jours des nouvelles découvertes, des sonorités superbes et des heures de bonheur. Merci:-)
    oh yeah, this is awesome.. {#Music}
Compelling song. Although I was disappointed to not see the name/word "Orianne" in the lyrics. Such a powerful name. Could have sworn that's what she was singing. Again, never read the lyrics. 
Check out her "Dance in New York." A lovely song. 
Thanks for keeping this in rotation. A real gem.
what ever happened to tazmin archer?
 Proclivities wrote:

I think "God is in the details" is often attributed to Gustave Flaubert, and later to the architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.

 
Well, the signature of the architect of the system (a.k.a. creator) is revealed in the details of said system (a.k.a. creation). At this point, the discussion becomes highly religious, and some would say philosophical. {#Sunny} Anyways, I like the track very much!
reminds me of carrie newcomer only more lifelike
I love her voice.
 peyotecoyote wrote:
The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy
Third Edition. 2002. The devil is in the details Even the grandest project depends on the success of the smallest components.
This version of the proverb often implies that the details might cause failure. A more positive version is "God is in the details," a saying often attributed to the architect Le Corbusier.

 
I think "God is in the details" is often attributed to Gustave Flaubert, and later to the architect Ludwig Mies van der Rohe.
Really really good!  Awesome find on RP!
I'm so glad I listen to RP every day, for new discoveries like this. Gilmore has a rich voice that completely draws me in. Bill, you're gonna make me spend more money!
I like this a lot!  First time hearing it.  {#Dancingbanana_2}
This is quite a painful vocal performance.
It sounds like she's saying 'Little Jean Chretiens made of rags and bones' {#Think} I can think of some Canadians who would like to have a Stephen Harper voodoo doll.  Not sure about a Jean Chretien voodoo doll though...
Former Canadian prime minister Jean Chretien
Fabulous songwriter
{#Doh}
coolpeople_rule wrote:
The "The Devil's in the Details" ...where did that phrase come from?
The New Dictionary of Cultural Literacy Third Edition. 2002. The devil is in the details Even the grandest project depends on the success of the smallest components. This version of the proverb often implies that the details might cause failure. A more positive version is "God is in the details," a saying often attributed to the architect Le Corbusier.
A wonderful album, with excellent songwriting from beginning to end.
you know, this sounds so much like unni wilhemsen (or however you spell her norwegian -> english transliterated name)
The "The Devil's in the Details" ...where did that phrase come from?
Brilliantly catchy percussion! More please.
Verry interesting. I want to hear more.
Interesting percussion, lyrics too.
This sorta sucks.
I like this. The minor chord thing gets into an edgy groove.
Cowboy Junkies vibe.
BluEyes wrote:
The devil's in the details.
That's so true. In the USA, the devil's in the Disclaimer.
It's a toe-tapper...
Mmmmm... ok, I guess. Nothing special, doesn't do anything for me. :|
The devil's in the details.
BoFiS wrote:
I do that, my wish list is daunting now, and definetly would break the bank if I were to actually order every album from good artists I hear on RP...slowly I'm working through it and Thea Gilmore's one of the better ones I've invested in
My problem is the amount of stuff on my list that is out of stock :| Blasted Amazon.co.uk; their attitude seems to be if it isn't main stream rubish or 'cult' we wont stock it. I'm thinking of making one of them Amazon lists and calling it "CDs that look great, but we'll never know if we only shop here". BTW, I bought the album and it's mostly good tracks, so money well spent IMHO.
newfff wrote:
Just added to my Amazon wish list ...
I do that, my wish list is daunting now, and definetly would break the bank if I were to actually order every album from good artists I hear on RP...slowly I'm working through it and Thea Gilmore's one of the better ones I've invested in
I bet she's hot!
This is not a particularly good song.
sirrus wrote:
bought the album because of this tune and "Pirate Moon" also played on RP.. Quite a disappointment. This is certainly the best tune on the album and the rest are striving to match - if not blatantly imitating - it. The songs arent out right BAD, but none have the potential that this one possesses.
Same here - bought for Pirate Moon, which is a great song, but only found one or two other good ones on the CD....
bought the album because of this tune and "Pirate Moon" also played on RP.. Quite a disappointment. This is certainly the best tune on the album and the rest are striving to match - if not blatantly imitating - it. The songs arent out right BAD, but none have the potential that this one possesses.
saw Thea live at Islington Academy last month, a truly fantastic concert in a cracking intimate venue :clap: she also has a vast back catalogue for someone of her tender years which I've just begun to investigate
gryphon wrote:
It's got a nice beat and I can dance to it. I like it. :wink:
hummmm.. Does that make it good?
Just added to my Amazon wish list ...
It's got a nice beat and I can dance to it. I like it. :wink:
Very nice indeed !
I like this song more, the more I hear it.
Not bad, but not great either.