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Blind Faith — Can't Find My Way Home
Album: Blind Faith
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8.5

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Total ratings: 3167









Released: 1969
Length: 3:13
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Come down off your throne and leave your body alone
Somebody must change
You are the reason I've been waiting so long
Somebody holds the key

But I'm near the end and I just ain't got the time
And I'm wasted and I can't find my way home

Come down on your own and leave your body alone
Somebody must change
You are the reason I've been waiting all these years
Somebody holds the key

But I can't find my way home
But I can't find my way home
But I can't find my way home
But I can't find my way home
Still I can't find my way home
And I ain't done nothing wrong
But I can't find my way home
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50 years of people wondering why the hell did they make the splash cymbal so loud in the mix. I know Bill agrees with me.
I can listen to this album over and over.
Was waisting time on FB last night and caught a solo video of Steve Winwood performing this song on acoustic guitar fireside. Mesmerizing!
 ednazarko wrote:
This album, this album... Every time I listen to it, or any song on it, it makes me incredibly sad that there aren't four or five albums by this group.
 
I love their sound. I agree that artists of this era formed and reformed many exceptional bands. So many solo careers launched from 60's and 70's from solid bands.
This album, this album... Every time I listen to it, or any song on it, it makes me incredibly sad that there aren't four or five albums by this group.
 danielsoares wrote:
Such a great song.
 

And I loooovee the Alison Krauss version too!!!
original cover revisited:

http://www.fab4art.com/images/...

I prefer this version.
The very best
Such a great song.
Rating from me only 7
I love Alison Krauss' version. I think she nails it! But I sill gave this a solid 9.
 AnchorMan wrote:

It's nice to see the lyrics, but as a_genuine_find says the volume control doesn't work. It hilights when you mouse over it but won't move when you click on it.
 
I can't move the indicator, but I can click on the line to its left and right to adjust the volume.  Dragging it would be nice though.
 a_genuine_find wrote:
With the new HTML interface, I can't move the volume control anymore.

Anyone else seeing this too?!
 
It's nice to see the lyrics, but as a_genuine_find says the volume control doesn't work. It hilights when you mouse over it but won't move when you click on it.
With the new HTML interface, I can't move the volume control anymore.

Anyone else seeing this too?!
Still a solid 10, but a tad too slow after flying with the Afro Celt track.
There is an app for that.
 meatmike wrote:
Of course there are sexual motives in art...duh!
 
Deviant sexual motives.  In this case alleged pedophilia.  Which was not the artists motive in taking that cover photo....duh!
He always seemed so bad he never seemed too bright, he was glowing like the meddle on election night.
Image result for trump
He was long ago he is far away he was so much better than covfefe.Image result for obama
Of course there are sexual motives in art...duh!
 westslope wrote:

Hi pinto,

Your ignorant comment is OK.  We know that you come from a 'rape culture'.

We know you come from a culture that values ignorance. 

 
Hey now... don't blame an entire culture.  Every culture has its problem individuals. There is such a thing as un-cultured (some might say unwashed or ignorant or blinkered).  The OP falls more into this category. 

Repressed might also be a strong possibility.  Someone who sees sexual motives in everything (especially art) could be just that.
 pinto wrote:

OK. Your vote as an advocate for child porn is officially recorded.  Thanks for playing.

 
Hi pinto,

Your ignorant comment is OK.  We know that you come from a 'rape culture'.

We know you come from a culture that values ignorance. 

7 - Quite Likeable  to me


 LowPhreak wrote:

Probably removed by complaints from uptight extremist hypocrites.

 
OK. Your vote as an advocate for child porn is officially recorded.  Thanks for playing.
Logged on to see the negative comments and rage, but found even the most cynical find criticizing this jewel impossible. Amazing music.
Great one) 
 finnie wrote:
I'm dating myself here but I had the pleasure of seeing them live in June 1969 at the University of Toronto's Varsity Stadium. A wonderful memory that has stayed with me all these years.

 
No problem, it was a good date.
 Tomasni wrote:

 

7 - Quite Likeable   for me

 



 
7 ?  you heathen. At least an 8.

 

7 - Quite Likeable   for me

 


Hey good song
I have the vinyl from many many yrs ago :) 
 idiot_wind wrote:
Hey...where's the "other" album cover? You all know what I'm talking about...

 
It used to be up.  I think modesty overcame the original.  Playing that UK copy with that cover right now actually.
Hey...where's the "other" album cover? You all know what I'm talking about...
A special place in time for those of us old enough to remember what it was like to hear these guys 
Not Allison Krauss. Ellen McIlwaine, actually. Though I would'nt mind hearing how Allison does it.


hobbified wrote:
 

          Allison Krauss. I do enjoy her version (which I first heard thanks to Crossing Jordan), but Steve Winwood is goodness :)

Bleyfusz wrote:
Not bad, but I prefer the version of what's-her-name....


I'm dating myself here but I had the pleasure of seeing them live in June 1969 at the University of Toronto's Varsity Stadium. A wonderful memory that has stayed with me all these years.
What a beautiful, angelic voice. Stevie was so young then.  A prodigy.
Doesn't get much better than this. I'm not sure I've seen a song rated higher... deservedly so.
Among the best recordings of music of any genre by any artist anywhere at any time in human history. Godlike.
Brilliant. Ginger Baker is amazing on this.
 unclehud wrote:
This title of this song was the punch line for many a joke while in college, then in the Navy.  Now, of course, I hardly ever LEAVE home ...

 
Ha!
Saw Steve Winwood a couple years ago and he was amazing As is this song. 
 garyalex wrote:

That's because it's a tambourine.

 
Actually, from reading around, it looks/sounds like it was a splash cymbal.
 rdo wrote:


Nope, will not do.  There are not very many comments here anyway.  Once people start commenting on the purported "topic of music", then I'll step aside, or limit my comments to just music.   I am pretty tired of seeing the vast majority of pages devoid of any commentary (music, or otherwise).  I am going to comment on what I feel like.  If you do not like it, then you can go somewhere else.  I would welcome some real thoughtful commentary by you, BTW.  (I won't hold my breath.)

 
No one expects a blowhard to hold their breath.   These pages are filled with topical music commentary, the vast majority of which is enjoyable to read.  You just haven't noticed because you wouldn't know what it looks like, being so obsessed with being pithy and inflammatory rhetoric.  So it smacks of hypocrisy to hear you spew on the topic. 

I'll stop asking you to come out from under your bridge, though, as it is pointless to do so.
Yup,,,I remember that.  

Steely_D wrote:



"To us and that, and privileges of youth. Here's to us and what we were."

"And what we'll be."

 

Blind Faith—so brief and so brilliant.
Very nice. Comes out of handmade music times. Rated 9*
The more I hear this, the more I like it.
"Paule" and I say: Danke Bill!!! {#Wink}
 Jeff09 wrote:
This song is iconic for me, but I wish they would remaster the top hat/cymbal crashes...sounds like he's hitting a pie plate!

 
That's because it's a tambourine.
 dragon1952 wrote:

Slightly better on the MFSL Gold CD remaster

 
I try to think of them recording this song in a hotel room and all they had was a tambourine. Works!
Fandango.jpg

cool soundtrack eh 



"To us and that, and privileges of youth. Here's to us and what we were."

"And what we'll be."
 ShaunJ wrote:

I had the pleasure of hearing this live as Steve Winwood is opening for Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers tour. {#Bananajam}

 
Got to see the original at the Spectrum in Philly ~1969. The album wasn't out yet as I recall and they were billed as the new Cream; which of course they weren't; but once we got past that it was a very enjoyable concert.
 Jeff09 wrote:

I'll try to think of those cymbal crashes as interesting sonic artifacts from the 2-track period of rock history.

 
Slightly better on the MFSL Gold CD remaster
 kingfish2004 wrote:
I found my way!!! :)) 

 
Amway!
 BillG wrote:

Unfortunately the original masters for this album were lost. Some studio trickery might be helpful here, but there's only so much you can do with a 2-track master... 

 
I'll try to think of those cymbal crashes as interesting sonic artifacts from the 2-track period of rock history.
 Jeff09 wrote:
This song is iconic for me, but I wish they would remaster the top hat/cymbal crashes...sounds like he's hitting a pie plate!

 
Unfortunately the original masters for this album were lost. Some studio trickery might be helpful here, but there's only so much you can do with a 2-track master... 
This song is iconic for me, but I wish they would remaster the hi-hat/cymbal crashes...sounds like he's hitting a pie plate!
Awesome!! Bill, why don't you put the famous original cover of the girl with the plane? Hopefully there are no legal issues anymore with that ...
Wish there was an eleven setting....
 
Still my favorite song on the planet. 
{#Daisy} flower power
Everybody in my homeless camp loves this original version of the song, as well as Widespread Panic's cover version...  in fact we love lots of nice covers of this song thru the years...  time flies when we're having fun...
 Boy_Wonder wrote:
Are you there yet Steve?

 
I had the pleasure of hearing this live as Steve Winwood is opening for Tom Petty & The Heartbreakers tour. {#Bananajam}
I just saw him opening for Tom Petty.  Great show and great musicians all!
Are you there yet Steve?
 kingfish2004 wrote:
Where is she today !?!?!?



 


 melzabutch wrote:


 


I found my way!!! :)) 

 mojoman wrote:
Hmm. What happened to the child porn cover on the original album?

 
Big time pop art classic collectable.
 mojoman wrote:
Hmm. What happened to the child porn cover on the original album?

 
Probably removed by complaints from uptight extremist hypocrites.
Hmm. What happened to the child porn cover on the original album?
 hayduke2 wrote:
feel right at home now, thank you all

 
+1
feel right at home now, thank you all
This title of this song was the punch line for many a joke while in college, then in the Navy.  Now, of course, I hardly ever LEAVE home ...
 h8rhater wrote:

Take is somewhere else boys.

Music is the topic.

 

Nope, will not do.  There are not very many comments here anyway.  Once people start commenting on the purported "topic of music", then I'll step aside, or limit my comments to just music.   I am pretty tired of seeing the vast majority of pages devoid of any commentary (music, or otherwise).  I am going to comment on what I feel like.  If you do not like it, then you can go somewhere else.  I would welcome some real thoughtful commentary by you, BTW.  (I won't hold my breath.)
ooooh, Shearwater Whipping Boy to this transition was sooooo eerie and luscious, that was beautiful!

Wow!  This song has really stood up well to time....only just realizing after several listens, it's from 1969!!!   I thought it was much more current.  It's pretty darn nice to be able to say this was before my time --I hardly ever get to do that anymore; made my day :)


 rdo wrote:

Byronape,  what I have said is really beyond dispute.  If you don't know this, then you're not looking very closely.  Universities are notoriously hostile to conservatives, and hiring conservatives, for example.  I'll also just give a couple non-ideological examples, but I could give hundreds: Larry Summers comments about women and mathematics that were uncontroversial and that caused a national uproar and nearly lost him his job; E.O. Wilson's writings about evolutionary biology that were met with near-violent protests.  My main point though, which you seem to agree on, is that we can no longer even talk about race.  We’re all too scared to open our mouths!  PC-ness is harmful to the people it’s meant to help.  BTW, you get no argument from me as to your assessment of the Juan Williams case.  I don't care about bias at NPR so much, that was not really my point.  He should not have been fired.  He is a good man, a good liberal.  I have no problem with what he said that got him fired.  I watched that episode live, BTW, and I thought nothing of it at the time.  He's right! 



 
Take is somewhere else boys.

Music is the topic.
.....MORE cymbals!!...........(just kidding - they do kinda stick out like cowbells, though)  I do love this song just the way it is.
I absolutely Love this song!!!!!!!! Hard to listen to it is so good, almost too perfect.
I'm going home soon after many years!

yah man   DAMALS  toll
Nice!

Byronape,  what I have said is really beyond dispute.  If you don't know this, then you're not looking very closely.  Universities are notoriously hostile to conservatives, and hiring conservatives, for example.  I'll also just give a couple non-ideological examples, but I could give hundreds: Larry Summers comments about women and mathematics that were uncontroversial and that caused a national uproar and nearly lost him his job; E.O. Wilson's writings about evolutionary biology that were met with near-violent protests.  My main point though, which you seem to agree on, is that we can no longer even talk about race.  We’re all too scared to open our mouths!  PC-ness is harmful to the people it’s meant to help.  BTW, you get no argument from me as to your assessment of the Juan Williams case.  I don't care about bias at NPR so much, that was not really my point.  He should not have been fired.  He is a good man, a good liberal.  I have no problem with what he said that got him fired.  I watched that episode live, BTW, and I thought nothing of it at the time.  He's right! 


 rdo wrote:

If we don't stand up for our rights, then pretty soon we won't be able to open our mouths at all with-out the thought police tapping us on the shoulder and hauling us into the klink.  Political correctness was just a very bad idea, and now it is out of control.  What little good comes from it is far out-weighed by the harm it does. It's sad that Academia, the institution that is most entrusted to defend our rights, and promote diversity of thought, is the most hostile to free expression and diversity of thought.   Look up Juan Williams and the numerous abuses of NPR.  There's a conspiracy for all the nut-jobs who love to trash private enterprise and commercial enterprise.  Read about the foibles of NPR in the last few years.
 
Juan Williams was fired from NPR for appearing on The O'Riley Factor and saying "Look, Bill, I'm not a bigot. You know the kind of books I've written about the civil rights movement in this country. But when I get on the plane, I got to tell you, if I see people who are in Muslim garb and I think, you know, they are identifying themselves first and foremost as Muslims, I get worried. I get nervous."

NPR released a statement saying that his comments were "inconsistent with our editorial standards and practices, and undermined his credibility as a news analyst with NPR." 
 

If you are referring to claims of bias, those have come in from both sides.  There have been a little bit of adjustment in the upper management in an attempted to enforce impartiality, but by and large the only people that still scream bias are the people on the outsides of each group.  45 seconds on a highly cited Wikipedia page brought up this little gem.  Surveys and follow-up focus groups conducted by the Tarrance Group and Lake Snell Perry & Associates have indicated that, "The majority of the U.S. adult population does not believe that the news and information programming on public broadcasting is biased. The plurality of Americans indicate that there is no apparent bias one way or the other, while approximately one-in-five detect a liberal bias and approximately one-in-ten detect a conservative bias."

How is it that Academia has shown hostile to "free expression and diversity of thought"?  Free expression can be taken too far if it slanders someone or contains factual inaccuracies.  How has Academia negatively impacted diversity of thought?  That's kinda running counter to the whole point of academic studies.

As for your comment on political correctness, I actually kinda agree.  Political correctness can be (and frequently is) taken too far.  However, there is no way to enforce a common sense way of communicating so there have to have been some rules created.  As I said before, free expression can be taken to an extreme and can infringe on my rights not to be publicly mocked or singled out due to some kind of difference.   

 
 jberko wrote:
Funny how a song's meaning morphs with age.  I was 14 when the album released, and through a teenager's eyes I could feel the angst of not knowing where I belonged....    42 years later, after going through a divorce in a relationship of over 40 years, I feel a heaviness of not being able to find my way home.
 
Yes, good music always ages well.  Hope your situation gets better soon.
 iTuner wrote:

Give me a break. Let's go back and change history. I went to Florence Italy and asked them to cover up the statue of David.

Don't like the cover, close your eyes and listen to the great song. 
 
As for David, he'd only need an itty bitty little cover-up.

Nice Monday Morning Song, Thanks Bill !


 mandolin wrote:

...that's really sad to think about; how stifled expression has become...
 
If we don't stand up for our rights, then pretty soon we won't be able to open our mouths at all with-out the thought police tapping us on the shoulder and hauling us into the klink.  Political correctness was just a very bad idea, and now it is out of control.  What little good comes from it is far out-weighed by the harm it does. It's sad that Academia, the institution that is most entrusted to defend our rights, and promote diversity of thought, is the most hostile to free expression and diversity of thought.   Look up Juan Williams and the numerous abuses of NPR.  There's a conspiracy for all the nut-jobs who love to trash private enterprise and commercial enterprise.  Read about the foibles of NPR in the last few years.
One of the fist songs, I learned on guitar.
i remember the first time i heard this song. it broke my heart. i still feel a sting when i hear it...so beautiful.
 gypsyman wrote:
I never really liked or understood the cover, but I never spent a lot of of time analyzing/worrying about it, and never really had any energy to direct at it. I liked the music.
 
I just finished reading Clapton's autobiog and there was controversy when the album cover was released. Saying that, from a personal  point of view, I like neither the cover nor the track.
I never really liked or understood the cover, but I never spent a lot of of time analyzing/worrying about it, and never really had any energy to direct at it. I liked the music.
I dont mind the cover. But i really think the song sounds horrible. The cymbal crash sounds ... weird - and a whining singer.
 Kokoloco53 wrote:
I have two daughters, and question RP's choice of album covers, even in this age, though not totally offensive, a little 12 yr old holding a phallic symbol in her hand, which obviously is erotic art. Oh, heck, ok, it was the 60's. I'm just sayin......
 
Give me a break. Let's go back and change history. I went to Florence Italy and asked them to cover up the statue of David.

Don't like the cover, close your eyes and listen to the great song. 
Just watched a documentary on Netflix about this great band.  I didn't make the end—interesting, for sure, but very dry, very little music, and a big disappointment.  Maybe they just couldn't secure the footage.  But this music takes me back to high school!  I love this album!
reminds me of the good old days. ckcotton wrote:
Brilliant time and again
 


Brilliant time and again

I'm from Germany. I learnt english at school and didn't practise since then. So be patient, please. But ...

Why have I to apologize finding nudity for wonderful, for deeply human? Nudity of old people, of young ones and of all between. I'm so lucky to raise up in the "wild" 70ies when this was not a question. And believe me or not - I am not a child abuser...

Why must the pendulum of public opinion always kick to the maximum? Keep cool...


 rulebritannia wrote:

This cover won the Steve Winwood favorite cover contest: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4FId2Sy2fk 
Hard to imagine, Our culture finds nudity more of a problem than we did in the late 60s. Then, again, my teenagers are boys!
 
I'm not sure if society finds it more of a problem, but there are more specific laws in place nowadays.  Distributing or possessing nude imagery of minors is usually illegal.  Unfortunately, many of the people who write these laws don't know - or can't see -  the differences between art and smut.  That said, there are probably a great many fetishists who own this album just for the cover art.

 Kokoloco53 wrote:
I have two daughters, and question RP's choice of album covers, even in this age, though not totally offensive, a little 12 yr old holding a phallic symbol in her hand, which obviously is erotic art. Oh, heck, ok, it was the 60's. I'm just sayin...... Otherwise, what a great album. RP plays a cover of this song which is actually as good and in many ways better, by Ellen Mcllwaine and if you haven't heard her beautiful voice singing this song, you're missing something extra special.
 
This cover won the Steve Winwood favorite cover contest: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q4FId2Sy2fk 
Hard to imagine, Our culture finds nudity more of a problem than we did in the late 60s. Then, again, my teenagers are boys!


Just tuned in and immediately transported to a better time by first song I hear.


I have two daughters, and question RP's choice of album covers, even in this age, though not totally offensive, a little 12 yr old holding a phallic symbol in her hand, which obviously is erotic art. Oh, heck, ok, it was the 60's. I'm just sayin...... Otherwise, what a great album. RP plays a cover of this song which is actually as good and in many ways better, by Ellen Mcllwaine and if you haven't heard her beautiful voice singing this song, you're missing something extra special.
Great line-up and album. Unfortunately did not last long.
Funny how a song's meaning morphs with age.  I was 14 when the album released, and through a teenager's eyes I could feel the angst of not knowing where I belonged....    42 years later, after going through a divorce in a relationship of over 40 years, I feel a heaviness of not being able to find my way home.
Me three!!

This is such a great album... I humbly implore Bill to play other tracks from it as well!

Cheers!

Me too!

 
spaceman wrote:
Man, this must be the 20th time I opened this page to rate this song a 10, only to find out I had already done so years ago. This is one of the best tunes ever written, and *this* is the best version of it that has ever been recorded.
 


My god those cymbals...
Bill, I humbly request that you open your mind to other tracks on all the albums that you play. Great choice of artist, always the SAME track!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Its you buddy,  HazzeSwede wrote:

What ? It took three and a half months to create and record that perfect cymbal crash sound ! {#Beat}
 


 skibbenr wrote:
Is it just me or does this have the absolutely worst recorded cymbal crashes of all time?
 
What ? It took three and a half months to create and record that perfect cymbal crash sound ! {#Beat}
kind of a male version balance to patty griffin's changes in a way if you segue what i mean
What a voice, cant wait to see him in Perth WA, October 2011
I love the feel of this late 60's early 70's song. 
 Stingray wrote:
I admit that this cover has a lot to do with me
never being able to make any red-head happy!
 
They're a high-strung breed.  l^)


How could I have rated this a nine?!
10. 
I admit that this cover has a lot to do with me
never being able to make any red-head happy!
 CMax wrote:
https://www.angelfire.com/wi/blindfaith/vvcov69.html

story of the album cover.
 
Thank you for posting this! I love this song, but this album cover has always disturbed me.  Knowing the story changes everything.
 spaceman wrote:
Man, this must be the 20th time I opened this page to rate this song a 10, only to find out I had already done so years ago. This is one of the best tunes ever written, and *this* is the best version of it that has ever been recorded.
 
I agree, it is one hell of a tune!