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Peter Himmelman — One Shot
Album: Unstoppable Forces
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Released: 2004
Length: 2:59
Plays (last 30 days): 1
I'm gonna make you proud...
proud enough to never have to lie
And if I make you smile
could you leave just a trace of sadness in your eyes

No need to think it over
A night like this wasn't born to last too long
You get one shot at love and then it's gone,
One shot at love and then it's gone

I'm gonna make you sing
'till the words will shoot
like lightning from your dreams
Well you and I both know
that easy street ain't never what it seems
Now put away your compass
You're right where you belong
You get one shot at love and then it's gone,
One shot at love and then it's gone

I'm gonna make you fly...
transcendent as the dawn above the mist
We were born into the sky
innocent as the day that heaven kissed
Don't take all this for granted
we're as weak as we are strong
You get one shot at love and then it's gone,
One shot at love and then it's gone

One shot at love and then it's gone
One shot at love and then it's gone
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A wonderful, amazing artist.  He is utterly hilarious in concert, which was an unexpected bonus.
"Flown this acid world" was my first introduction to him. Great album, highly recommend…
 fncll wrote:
Take some Dylan, add some Costello, let rise...
 
I was thinking Greg Brown's little brother...
Too bad there isn't more Himmelman played on RP. His songs blend in well. His latest is well worth the cost, great stuff. He's an amazing musician and I'm glad to say I have seen him live several times.
fncll wrote:
Take some Dylan, add some Costello, let rise...
My thoughts exactly!!! :lol: I am not a fan of ether really but this guy sounds like a good alternative for me! ;-)
JokesandJokesandJokes wrote:
wow, what happens when you hear Without You? Hide the razor blades!!
hahaha! the silly things emotionally fragile young ladies write, yes? :lol:
dolfan wrote:
"One shot of love and then it's gone." More inaccurate words were never spoken. Lyrics like these cause suicides! Haunting and beautiful, but wrong.
Yo, dolfan, I have to disagree with you. This is an excellent song b/c it is written about a specific moment and feeling that is pure and true -- at that moment. It's hard to think of any decent and moving song that is also true all of the time. Think about it: "We are the Champions." Temporary. "Rock You Like a Hurricane". True, it's not a decent song, but it's also complete hyperbole, unless sung by a severe tropical storm. I think ole' Peter is singing about an emotion here, not giving advice. You get the idea. Anyway, I've seen him three or four times and I can honestly say that each show was totally spontaneous and unique -- more so than any other artist I've seen multiple times. I recommend checking him out. Cheers, Frank
mc wrote:
I'm not a huge fan of the sensitive singer-songwriter types, but when i was married my ex LOVED this guy.
Did that have anything to do with the breakup? Sorry, but just went back and found this, and couldn't let it pass...
dolfan wrote:
"One shot of love and then it's gone." More inaccurate words were never spoken. Lyrics like these cause suicides! Haunting and beautiful, but wrong.
You're famous. Bill quoted you on the air. You get one shot at fame, and then it's gone!
dolfan wrote:
"One shot of love and then it's gone." More inaccurate words were never spoken. Lyrics like these cause suicides! Haunting and beautiful, but wrong.
Sheesh...I sure hope you're right!!
Man, some chick done him wrong, and how! Could that guy be more depressed?
"One shot of love and then it's gone." More inaccurate words were never spoken. Lyrics like these cause suicides! Haunting and beautiful, but wrong.
Mmmmmm....... 8)
wxman wrote:
Don't worry. You'll get another shot. One good turn deserves another.
maybe you do, but it's easy to end up with an empty magazine. :(
Being a homegrown Minnesotan and seeing him a long, long time ago it's easy to appreciate what a great and underappreciated songwriter he is...Long live Duluth!!! :war:
JokesandJokesandJokes wrote:
wow, what happens when you hear Without You? Hide the razor blades!!
Ok..this one was funny...just this one
Take some Dylan, add some Costello, let rise...
Man, all I can say is, I hope this guy's wrong. . . .
PattonFever wrote:
this one makes me a sad bean. seriously. i'm feeling upset. :( - that's a sign of a truly good song. i like it.
wow, what happens when you hear Without You? Hide the razor blades!!
mc wrote:
Ummm... you guys are aware that Peter Himmelman is Bob Dylan's son-in-law?.........
Had no idea. Thanks for the background mc. With all that detail I can't help but wonder whether you guys were sorta related somehow!
this one makes me a sad bean. seriously. i'm feeling upset. :( - that's a sign of a truly good song. i like it.
truer words were never spoken
This song grows on me.
Don't worry. You'll get another shot. One good turn deserves another.
Ummm... you guys are aware that Peter Himmelman is Bob Dylan's son-in-law? I'm not a huge fan of the sensitive singer-songwriter types, but when i was married my ex LOVED this guy. I've seen him live with his band and several times solo, and it's about the best performance you'll see all year if you can catch him. Deep, intense, introspective songs of relationships gone wrong, etc... and between songs, the funniest, most sarcastic & sardonic chat you've ever heard. it's hilarious to see all these women crying during his songs, and then breaking up in between. I've seen him pull guys from the audience and make 'em do "interpretive dance", and even take cell phones from the crowd and try to call "bob". (His Dylan imitation is pretty good, too).
This sounds like Dylan meets Randy Newman, vocally.
It's tough to make the Dylan sound work, even for Dylan, but when it works it's far out. This is far out!