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Emmylou Harris — Cup of Kindness
Album: Stumble into Grace
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Released: 2003
Length: 3:47
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You gave yourself up to the mystery
And sailed the oceans looking for
The secret of the key
To unlock a truth that you may never find
For it was m a cup of kindness all the time.

You feel the thirst
But none can make you drink
The answer's waiting for you here but
It's not what you think
It won't steal your soul or leave you blind
It was just a cup of kindness all the time.

And when Mother Mary finally comes to call
She could pass right thru your heart
And leave no trace at all
While you were reaching for
The sacred and divine
She was standing right beside you
All the time.

And the emptiness
You can't seem to fill
Beauty fades and pleasures cannot
Take away the chili
And the glamour lures you down into a lie
O but the cup of kindness
Never will run dry.

You hear the vandals
Howlin' down your walls
And arm yourself against the ones
Who want to see you fall
Till some Holy Grail reveals
The grand design
Well, it was in a cup of kindness
All the time...
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Emmylou Harris & The Chieftains - "Lambs on the green hills" Live:  
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vagPiI16PJo


Gryn wrote:
Beautiful.
yes......what a voice....like Aimee Mann always does for me too.... :sunny:
Beautiful.
If Daniel Lanois and Emmylou Harris are married, they've really kept it under wraps. But what do I know? The album is produced by Malcolm Burn, but Daniel Lanois did co-write and co-produce one of the tracks (not this one). Here's an excerpt from AllMusic.com about Malcolm Burn, which explains the similarity in sound: "A Canadian émigré who now calls New Orleans his home base, Malcolm Burn is admittedly influenced deeply by the atmospheric style of Daniel Lanois. The producer first met his mentor while playing in Boys Brigade, an early-'80s Canadian glam band. Though the initial meeting was nothing more than a passing moment, Burn was eventually called to New Orleans by Lanois to help write the latter's solo album, Acadie."
bfh wrote:
I had to log on to the RP website just to saythat this song sucks...
You're wrong. You didn't have to. You chose to. Unfortunately.
Coppertop wrote:
If not it sounds exactly lke his work. In fact this song sounds almost the same as something from Wrecking Ball.
They are married to each other.
Pyro wrote:
I think you have no heart, therefore, cannot KNOW what a heart-rending experience is....sorry. I don't care for country music, but Emmylou has a voice and soul not bounded by conventional music genres. Sorry you can't hear that.
I am not a country fan much... but I can hear what the appeal is. Not really my cup of tea but I get it...
She is well on her way to the status as an "American Treasure". Wonderful song from a great, great artist, imo. rixtar99 wrote:
Emmylou :hearteyes:
Fat_Man_Flo wrote:
Is this the work of Danny Lanois?
If not it sounds exactly lke his work. In fact this song sounds almost the same as something from Wrecking Ball.
I have to thank RP for introducing me to Emmylou Harris. Sure, I'd heard of her as a country singer, but now that I've listened...gosh, she sure sing purdy, don't she?
Emmylou :hearteyes:
Ahhh, very nice!!!! :highfive.gif:
Me :heartkiss: :heartkiss: :heartkiss: Emmylou
Patrick wrote:
Beautifully produced.
Is this the work of Danny Lanois?
Beautifully produced.
What a voice... :sunny.gif:
StuBotNYC wrote:
what exactly IS a heart rending experience? Is that when your heart is RIPPED from your chest, still beating and put through the EMMYLOU heart rending press?
I think you have no heart, therefore, cannot KNOW what a heart-rending experience is....sorry. I don't care for country music, but Emmylou has a voice and soul not bounded by conventional music genres. Sorry you can't hear that.
kingfly wrote:
Oh lord, let me not linger too long anywhere where the words "Emmylou" and "suck" appear together ... Seriously, what were you listening to? Emmylou could cover "La Vida Loca," and it would still be heartrending.
what exactly IS a heart rending experience? Is that when your heart is RIPPED from your chest, still beating and put through the EMMYLOU heart rending press?
bfh wrote:
I had to log on to the RP website just to saythat this song sucks...
Thanks for visiting, please drive through. :wave: Another solid tune from Emmylou.
bfh wrote:
I had to log on to the RP website just to saythat this song sucks...
Oh lord, let me not linger too long anywhere where the words "Emmylou" and "suck" appear together ... Seriously, what were you listening to? Emmylou could cover "La Vida Loca," and it would still be heartrending.
bfh wrote:
I had to log on to the RP website just to saythat this song sucks...
I had to log on the RP website just to saythat (sic) this song rocks!
I had to log on to the RP website just to saythat this song sucks...