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Chris Isaak — Go Walking Down There
Album: Forever Blue
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Released: 1995
Length: 2:44
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I go walking down there, I go searching down there,
There's nothing left for you and me.
I go walking down there, I go searching down there,
But nobody there remembers me.

It dosen't matter now to me cause I lost my baby.
Nothing means that much to me without my baby anyway.

Oh. Oh. Oh.Oh Look at all you lucky people, think of all the things you do.
Look at all you happy people, wish I could be like you. Oh.Oh.Oh.Oh.Oh.Oh

I go walking down there, I go searching down there,
There's nothing left for you and me.
I go walking down there, I go searching down there,
There's nothing left for you and me.

Oh. Oh. Oh.Oh Look at all you lucky people, look of all the things you do.
Look at all you happy people, wish I could be like you.
Look at all your smileing faces, think of all the things you've done.
Look at all you happy people, and I've lost my only one.
Oh oh, oh oh, oh oh.
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 tinypriest wrote:
JHZ wrote:
Interested in this one: how can you tell if a comment if male or female? I did not even know that comments had a gender.

Their user names?
 
Sure, just like I can tell that this one is ... uh ... it's ... no, that doesn't work.
 JHZ wrote:

Interested in this one: how can you tell if a comment if male or female? I did not even know that comments had a gender.
 
Their user names?
Oldie but a goodie! 
 
Loved his interview with Stevie Nicks
 MiracleDrug wrote:
always wondered why Chris didn't leave a bigger dent in the musical landscape...{#Think}
 

Phoebe from Friends suggested his singing style wasn't masculine enough... 
"That was swinging, man!"
 phlattop wrote:
Does Chris Isaak have any songs where he gets/keeps the girl? It's always "I've lost my baby". good tune anyway
 
I think you've just described The Blues.  ; )
 JHZ wrote:

Interested in this one: how can you tell if a comment if male or female? I did not even know that comments had a gender.
 
You can often tell a male comment from a female comment by which side their shirt's buttons are on.
 phlattop wrote:
Does Chris Isaak have any songs where he gets/keeps the girl? It's always "I've lost my baby".

 
how about this one?
GREAT LIVE SHOW TOO!

worth checking out
 eveliko wrote:
The only positive comments about the guy and the song are actually female.

 
Interested in this one: how can you tell if a comment if male or female? I did not even know that comments had a gender.
Male checking in here: that is a powerful, solid recording from a multi talent
The only positive comments about the guy and the song are actually female.
Chris Isaak can eat crackers in my bed anytime.
Does Chris Isaak have any songs where he gets/keeps the girl? It's always "I've lost my baby". good tune anyway
 LowPhreak wrote:

Hey it sells records.

What do you expect, Voltaire or something?

Unless you're a hermit, don't tell me you've never lost your baby, she went away, woe was you, what were you gonna do, and were so blue.

 
Yes, been blue, lost my baby, she went away, blah blah.  But if I was writing songs and music, I'd get my head out of my ego ass and write about the world outside my head. I'd certainly mix up the delivery of the message. Every Issak song, at least those I've heard on RP and elsewhere, is the same crap about his bruised and busted heart.  Larger social concerns? Some humor? Her point of view? Another topic? I can name 100 or more great music acts who were ready willing able to move out of their zone. Why should I listen to him? He's an auto PSD on this laptop. 
 kingart wrote:
Not a fan. All Isaak songs sounds alike. Usually, an immediately recognizable — that is, distinctive — sound is a good thing. But he's always singing the same s***. Losing his baby, woe is me, she went away, what am I gonna do, I'm so blue. Arrangements duplicated too. Who knows anything Isaak that rocks and rolls and gets his head out of his hurting heart? 

 
Especially when its a direct rip-off of the Outlaws.
Love...
Sexy sexy sexy....{#Heartkiss} {#Hug}
Nice take on a familiar hook. Anyone know where The Outlaws got it?
Presenting the top Google result for "Chris Isaak happy"

Chris Isaak—Happy Birthday, Hershel! - YouTube 
 kingart wrote:
Not a fan. All Isaak songs sounds alike. Usually, an immediately recognizable — that is, distinctive — sound is a good thing. But he's always singing the same s***. Losing his baby, woe is me, she went away, what am I gonna do, I'm so blue. Arrangements duplicated too. Who knows anything Isaak that rocks and rolls and gets his head out of his hurting heart? 

 
Hey it sells records.

What do you expect, Voltaire or something?

Unless you're a hermit, don't tell me you've never lost your baby, she went away, woe was you, what were you gonna do, and were so blue.
Happy Valentines Day. {#Razz}
Chris Isaak's Blue Tunes really fit the mood better than many others when things go south and sour with the gal you gave your heart to...
This one is a real chiller. Chris creates a really creepy character here.
This song really shows off the hard rocker side of Chris Isaak, and that is a great thing.  Amazing album all the way through.  I may be a complete prog rock music snob who only likes to talk about Pink Floyd and Porcupine Tree, but I will tell you this; Chris Isaak has way more talent that he gets credit for.
Not a fan. All Isaak songs sounds alike. Usually, an immediately recognizable -- that is, distinctive -- sound is a good thing. But he's always singing the same s***. Losing his baby, woe is me, she went away, what am I gonna do, I'm so blue. Arrangements duplicated too. Who knows anything Isaak that rocks and rolls and gets his head out of his hurting heart? 
Every time I hear this song I find something new to appreciate.  
 hugogdt wrote:
I kind of liked this guy when I first listened to him (was it in the Twin Peaks TV series?). I even have some record. But I think it is really easy to get a bit fed up of his sound ...
Still I agree he has a great voice

 
I'm with you on this. I find Chris Isaak the most annoying artist on RP by far nowadays. He is easily the number one reason that I switch off RP and listen to something else. And because he seems to pop up with incredible (and annoying) regularity I now find myself turning RP off way more often than I would otherwise. It's something about his nasal vocal sound employing excessive vibrato and the fact that although he emotes heavily it just doesn't sound like he cares about what he is singing about. IMHV, and YMMV.

Fantastic voice. Fantastic swing on that hi-hat!! Love this song so much!


I kind of liked this guy when I first listened to him (was it in the Twin Peaks TV series?). I even have some record. But I think it is really easy to get a bit fed up of his sound ...
Still I agree he has a great voice
 paisleydancer66 wrote:
best voice since roy o

 
Totally agree :))
 MirageRF wrote:
Sounds like Roy Orbison but with a better voice.
  Dude has an awesome voice, but....? Great song.


best voice since roy o
Dude can sing{#Dance}
Teddy Thompson ? 
Sounds like Roy Orbison but with a better voice.

Love the melancholy quality.  Rock on all you lost lovers..........{#Kiss} 
Does anyone else hear a hint of Fogerty in his voice?
 pk53 wrote:
no song, no matter how great, should be played more frequently than once or twice a month....one shouldn't feel like they hear the same song every time they log in...

 
Well, the answer is simple then -- log on more often! {#Jump}
no song, no matter how great, should be played more frequently than once or twice a month....one shouldn't feel like they hear the same song every time they log in...
KCAR wrote:

"Chris Isaak has got to be the most lovelorn sonofabitch in show business"

Funny KCAR, and somebody has to be I guess.  Who can think of another lovelorn SOB?  Great song by the way.

Forget anything you think or have heard about Issak.

Instead - go see him in concert!


 icemang wrote:
It's a good song - probably my favorite CI tune these days - but man, six plays in a month? i think I heard all of them, too. There's too much music in the world for that.
 
A year later, and five plays. But it's cool, I dig this tune. 
Even pretty boys experience heart-breaking life-shaking sadness, as do pretty girls.  I relate to this song.
 icemang wrote:
It's a good song - probably my favorite CI tune these days - but man, six plays in a month? i think I heard all of them, too. There's too much music in the world for that.
 
Man, that's some jaded remark. If this were "airplay" you'd be getting six a DAY...
Pretty boy with the (sometimes) good music that all the ladies love.  Dang him and his voice!  Heh!

Highlow
American Net'Zen
Probably my favorite Chris Isaak song - a lot to like, with the heavy reverb, the galloping bassline, his emotive voice....good stuff, not lost in melancholy like I find a lot of his stuff to be.
oh oh, going to see Chris Isaak TOMORROW night in San Francisco.

Yippee.

 
Everyone in my cube loves this song {#Dance}
Kinda like this, but not my favorite CI.
 run4more wrote:

I take no exception to your comment but every time I scroll down and read here I think of other subjects that are available (as per Steve Goodman): mama, trains, trucks, prison, getting drunk, et al.  Just in case the man runs out of things to say about love lost... {#Lol}

 
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chris_Isaak_discography#Singles

He does plenty of other songs but it would seem that (with the exception of Santa Claus is Coming to Town, feat. Stevie Nicks) only the heartbreak songs make it to the charts.


"...look at all you happy people!..."
Yes, indeed. How do you think THIS kid feels about all you happy people!

Love it's Memphis Rootsiness, sort of Carl Perkins meets The Byrds.


It's a good song - probably my favorite CI tune these days - but man, six plays in a month? i think I heard all of them, too. There's too much music in the world for that.
Enough with the warbling... I used to like him, too. Things must have shifted for me, because now I find his sound and messages more annoying than ever.
 Ears_of_Stone wrote:

I like the song and singer but this comment is hilarious. Thanks for the laugh.
 
I like the song/singer as well. . . 
 
 Sasha2001 wrote:

So I guess you feel just peachy when your girl leaves you? What is the statute of limitations on relationship grief in your book? Without songs about gettin dumped what else would musicians write about?
 
I take no exception to your comment but every time I scroll down and read here I think of other subjects that are available (as per Steve Goodman): mama, trains, trucks, prison, getting drunk, et al.  Just in case the man runs out of things to say about love lost... {#Lol}

 vandal wrote:

. . . needed to be at a higher altitude when they dropped him. . . 

 
 
I like the song and singer but this comment is hilarious. Thanks for the laugh.

I love how Chris consistently brings it with the best of what Roy Orbison and Elvis Presley were all about...and that is a very cool thing indeed.
His live shows are entertainment at its finest, too.  He has a great on-stage sense of humor and gets instant audience rapport, and wow, that voice, that timing, that heart-felt twang he puts into those classic lovelorn lyrics that grab the hearts and ears of so many, every time...
I saw Chris Isaak perform live in San Francisco on New Year's Eve 1993/1994, and while he put on a good show, I always had a grudge against him for not playing "San Francisco Days" that night, even though "Wicked Games" had released that same year. Then I saw him perform for my second time at "The Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival" (my favorite music festival each year) last month in Golden Gate Park in SF and he blew me and the rest of the crowd away. It felt like what it would have been like seeing Elvis Presley perform live today, if he had lived and still performed like he did in his two great years from 1956-1958, before he went off into the Army and returned to make mediocre Hollywood films and perform in Las Vegas like a shadow of his former self.
 Imkirok wrote:

That's what makes him so great.
 
Amen
 kcar wrote:
 Yes, songs about losing at love are the bread and butter of songwriters, but Isaak wallows in the pain with his singing style. You'd think his vital organs were being dissolved in the confines of a four-minute pop song. 



 
That's what makes him so great.


 MiracleDrug wrote:
always wondered why Chris didn't leave a bigger dent in the musical landscape...{#Think}
 
. . . needed to be at a higher altitude when they dropped him. . . 

 
always wondered why Chris didn't leave a bigger dent in the musical landscape...{#Think}
Good song, great album.  
Great song! 7 -> 8. Although I am mad at him for getting plastic surgery, he looked better before and somehow takes away from his coolness that he would do that.{#Snooty}
 kawasaki wrote:

Who remembers The Chris Isaak Show?  So fun.  I keep waiting for it to come out on DVD.

 
Woot!  

 unclehud wrote:

This guy is one of a long line of whiny-boy singers.  (Latest incarnation is Ray LaMontaigne.)  This song is an upbeat tune, and I like it, but the lyrics reveal his true colors:  "Look at all you happy people, wish I could be like you."


  

 
Sasha2001 wrote:

So I guess you feel just peachy when your girl leaves you? What is the statute of limitations on relationship grief in your book? Without songs about gettin dumped what else would musicians write about?


Actually, I was stuck on the throne while listening to this song and I thought to myself, "Chris Isaak has got to be the most lovelorn sonofabitch in show business." Yes, songs about losing at love are the bread and butter of songwriters, but Isaak wallows in the pain with his singing style. You'd think his vital organs were being dissolved in the confines of a four-minute pop song. 

I can't recall hearing a song of his that wasn't about romantic heartbreak. I'm sure he writes about stuff besides love, but those songs don't seem to get played. 



Opening guitar reminded me of the "The Outlaws."
 unclehud wrote:

This guy is one of a long line of whiny-boy singers.  (Latest incarnation is Ray LaMontaigne.)  This song is an upbeat tune, and I like it, but the lyrics reveal his true colors:  "Look at all you happy people, wish I could be like you."



 

Yeah.  Imagine lyrics like that on album entitled "Forever Blue"
 unclehud wrote:

This guy is one of a long line of whiny-boy singers.  (Latest incarnation is Ray LaMontaigne.)  This song is an upbeat tune, and I like it, but the lyrics reveal his true colors:  "Look at all you happy people, wish I could be like you."



 


So I guess you feel just peachy when your girl leaves you? What is the statute of limitations on relationship grief in your book? Without songs about gettin dumped what else would musicians write about?
Great Disc. Lots of good songs on this one. Unique, identifiable sound. Good stuff.

This guy is one of a long line of whiny-boy singers.  (Latest incarnation is Ray LaMontaigne.)  This song is an upbeat tune, and I like it, but the lyrics reveal his true colors:  "Look at all you happy people, wish I could be like you."



hot! tHIS SONG WILL GETCHA GOIN' IN THE MORNIN' WHEN COFFEE DON'T :)
 CamLwalk wrote:
I was just thinking, Chris Isaak isn't music that I would normally seek out.  I gotta admit, he's got some very good songs.  Nice voice, great emotion.  (Apparently, he's had some troubles with his old lady).  That's why I listen to RP.  Get exposed to good stuff that I usually don't hear.
 

Definitely agree with you about broadening musical horizons with RP.

Chris Isaak? I've heard too many heartbreak-warble songs from him. Yes, many of them are beautiful but I'd like to hear another style from him. 
 CamLwalk wrote:
(Apparently, he's had some troubles with his old lady).  



Who hasn't?  {#Roflol}

Who remembers The Chris Isaak Show?  So fun.  I keep waiting for it to come out on DVD.


There are many Chris Isaak songs that are worthy.  I'd love to hear more, because it's so enjoyable to listen to some of your favourite music with other people.


I was just thinking, Chris Isaak isn't music that I would normally seek out.  I gotta admit, he's got some very good songs.  Nice voice, great emotion.  (Apparently, he's had some troubles with his old lady).  That's why I listen to RP.  Get exposed to good stuff that I usually don't hear.
The Isaak. MMm, good. Oh, ooooh!{#Roflol}{#Roflol}{#Roflol}
 Guyeeno wrote:
C'mon.  Dig down deeper and find a new Chris Isaak song to play.  I think you play this song every day! 
 

Last play before the day you wrote this (6/29) was 6/18 — at 2am PST.  Last play during peak listening hours/days was on 5/17. In other words, pretty normal RP airplay frequency.


C'mon.  Dig down deeper and find a new Chris Isaak song to play.  I think you play this song every day! 
Yes - LIVE he's really-really good!
Even though the drummer can't play,
and his ex-guitarist badly missing!


Often, as in this case, I start up RP after work and the next thing I know several of my top-rated songs play. I can see Bill (or perhaps his minion) going "tap," "tap," "tap" on his keyboard and seeing that I am logged on and haven't contributed yet this month, so he programs a few of my favs to inspire me. Anyway, it sure seems like that!


He puts on a really good live show.
Best Chris Isaak song I ever heard!{#Bananajam}
...handsome devil
this is one of his few decent songs... over rated over all over easy over over please

 Saliby_Br wrote:
Do that, this album is very good!!
 
Yes, if you like this song, you'll like the album. {#Music}
 crockydile wrote:

Except when he sings Rockabilly. {#Headache}
 
Or except when he sings, still sounds like howling dogs to me... {#Wall}


 jagdriver wrote:


Chris can do no wrong.
 
Except when he sings Rockabilly. {#Headache}
Isaak is better as he's mellower.  Like not here.

Er, Iggy Pop called: He wants his guitar work back.

" I am a passenger," 

 coloradojohn wrote:
Since Roy and Elvis have long since left the building, Chris Isaak has done a heck of a job coverin' for 'em!
ROCK THE HOUSE, BILL! Nice day and night on RP!
 

I like this guy. If you catch his show on cable you can hear him sing with other great performers.
F'instance, Trish Yearwood blew me away, Not being a country fan, I didnt know what I was missing.

Thanks Chris!


yes, another time...born to be singer!

** 8 **


 lophrequa wrote:
eat my hat and yours too if this isn't the sexiest man on the planet
 

AMEN! How can you be this hot and this talented at the same time?
One thought song over and over and over and over and over in a whiny voice. 0. He's lost 2000 "babies" by now. There I said.

But you may have another opinion. And that's cool.

Peace
 ceedeedub wrote:


"Bad Things" by Jace Everett

 

So it wasn't Chris Isaak? Not sung by Chris? I thought for sure it sounded like Chris Isaak. {#Think}
This song takes me back to a club show in about 1986. The police shut it down because it was too crowded. Long live the late, great Berkeley Square.
 Saliby_Br wrote:


Do that, this album is very good!!
 

Chris can do no wrong.
eat my hat and yours too if this isn't the sexiest man on the planet
eat my hat if this is not one of the man's best voices in white blues
 ceedeedub wrote:


"Bad Things" by Jace Everett
 
Thanks, you can always count on our fellow RP listeners. Man I really thought it was this guy!
Thanks again.


 leathepea wrote:
Never considered myself a Chris Isaak fan but this one is pretty nice. He also does the intro music to the new series, True Blood,which is equally as cool. Does anyone know the name of that track?.
 

"Bad Things" by Jace Everett

Never considered myself a Chris Isaak fan but this one is pretty nice. He also does the intro music to the new series, True Blood,which is equally as cool. Does anyone know the name of that track?.
 rtrudeau wrote:
Damn this man is sexy. And the music is pretty good too.
 

Totally agree!  Yum!
His first couple of albums were all outstanding, but this is my favorite.  Lots of raw emotion packed into to well produced songs.  (Haven't picked up the last two or three, but I hear they are good as well.)
liser wrote:
That's it - I'm buying this CD!
Do that, this album is very good!!
Chris Isaak - Go Walking Down There Radiohead - Jigsaw Falling Into Place The Doors - Riders On The Storm The Police - Bring On The Night Quite a nice playlist
That's it - I'm buying this CD!
:dancingbanana: :bananajam: :yes: yeah baby yeah
My favorite Isaak song....and probably my favorite album by him.
:hearteyes: Damn this man is sexy. And the music is pretty good too.
liser wrote:
And I still feel this way - great song!!
Since Roy and Elvis have long since left the building, Chris Isaak has done a heck of a job coverin' for 'em! ROCK THE HOUSE, BILL! Nice day and night on RP!
Wow Thanks RP This Is Now My Favorite Set Of Music! Go Walking Down There Holy Devil Take Five
RP has taught me there's a lot more to Chris Isaak than "Wicked Game". Swingin'!
:sunny:
talibanismurder wrote:
Definitely starts and ends like Green Grass and hi tides.
Was thinking the same thing...