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Cowboy Junkies — Good Friday
Album: Miles From Our Home
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Released: 1998
Length: 3:50
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Sat at my window watched the world
Wake up this morning
Purple sky slowly turning golden,
Distant elms so orange
You'd swear they're burning

All this flowing water
Has got my mind wandering.
Do you ever finally reach
A point of knowing
Or do you just wake up one day
And say, I am going?

What will I tell you
When you ask me why I'm crying
Will I point above
At the Red Tail gracefully soaring
Or down below where it's prey
Is quietly trembling?

Two thousand years ago Jesus is left there hanging.
Purple sky slowly turning golden.
Cowards at his feet loudly laughing.
Loved ones stumbling homeward
Their words reeling.
Red Tail above my head quietly soaring.
Waters turn from ice, creak is roaring.
He says, enough of all this shit I am going.
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Funny this should come up....I was just thinking that I was hearing Margo's voice singing background on the Great Lake Swimmer's song a few songs ago.  :) 

Love this song so much... this is ten years after the album was released—



 

I knew it was the Junkies!

 

ergo, thanks to RP for introducing me to more home team music. <g>

 

Hmm, might have to get this CD.  

 

If only my amazon.ca account had not been hacked.....



Everybody in my church loves this holy moly song...
 

brilliant and beautiful...  this quality of high art is rare...  special...  love it love it love it...
 
Love anything by these Junkies!                        {#Daisy}
Maybe one has to be a junkie to appreciate it?
nope. not right now anyway.
But still mighty good. Gotta love the Red-tailed hawk. :cowboy:
OldFrenchie wrote:
definitely not their best work. :naughty:
:think:
definitely not their best work. :naughty:
yep, this song is 'bone chilling' ....... in a bad way.
The Boring Monkeys, as I call them, never get out of second gear--stuck, it seems, in a world of soporific melancholy. The beauteous Margo Timmins wouldn't know an upbeat tempo if it chomped on her cute little bum.
Hated these guys since the Trinity Session.
Loved these guys since The Trinity Session.
WTH? When did this song come out? It's so different from Caution Horses, Trinity Session, even Lay It Down... It's so great, in an entirely different way. I'm glad they can evolve and still be high quality. Rock on, Junkies!
yes yes yes! great song. made my day so much better. :cheers:
I like this album a lot, this band is sooooo worth seeing live
"Enough of all this sh*t, I'm going." This song is bone-chilling live. One of my all-time Junkie favorites.
Lensles wrote:
I have always found her singing terrible. out of tune. ugh.
And what other forms of hearing loss can you recall? If you think Margo's out of tune, I'm not sure who, if anyone, will stand up to such measurement. A computer, perhaps? Love the Junkies...still a likeable tune.
:notworthy: :notworthy: :wave:
I have always found her singing terrible. out of tune. ugh.
This really is a Good Friday treat, well, it's Friday here anyway, it's 08.47 actually and the sun is warming the perishing frost from off the blades of grass.
AAAAAAAAAAHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHHhhhhhhhhhhhhh! (BIG contented sigh.) :yes:
Nice. This is one of my favorite songs off of this album. :angel:
Perhaps your opinion needs changing. Many of us have been fan for years. This particular album is not exactly new either. s buck-arkansas wrote:
... if you listen, you'll notice the difference. they're changing. perhaps our opinions need to change as well.
"amen" to that bro! ZM_Herb wrote:
Yes I said it - it's a 10 !!! :music: The deft touch on the guitar by Michael Timmins and the sultry - goddess like tones of Margo makes it so.
All this flowing water - has got my mind wandering. Beautiful. Even better live. s
the c-junkies seem to be expanding their sound; more diverse instruments, fuzz guitars and, at times, rockin' drums and bass. if you listen, you'll notice the difference. they're changing. perhaps our opinions need to change as well.
Yes I said it - it's a 10 !!! :music: The deft touch on the guitar by Michael Timmins and the sultry - goddess like tones of Margo makes it so.