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BoDeans — Naked (Live)
Album: Joe Dirt Car
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Released: 1995
Length: 5:13
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Baby, ask me anything that you want
And I'll look you in the eye now
There can be no surprises
If we mean what we say
I've been around the block
And I've done some things
That I ain't so very proud of
Darlin' help me leave this cloud of
Rolling lonely behind

Naked
I'll stand naked
If you stand naked with me
I'll stand naked with you

In the morning when I look in the mirror
I look twice at what I'm seeing
If those eyes are really me then
Lord, have mercy on my soul
I'm walking forward but I'm walking alone
And I need some understanding
Here, we all need some understanding
And I want you to know

My hands are shaking as I reach for the touch
And all I want to do is hold you
And I want to lose control
You are so easy to crave
The time has come for us to lay it all down
There can be no more denying
If I can't have you I'm dying
A little more every day

Naked
(Take me out from the shadow)
I'll stand naked
(Lead me down to the waters)
If you'll stand naked with me
(Drown my soul in a sea of love)
I'll stand naked with you
(Don't leave me haunted, 'cause)
Naked
(I believe in the searching)
I'll stand naked
(And I'll find my way through the darkness)
If you'll stand naked with me
(There are doors ahead if we see clear)
I'll stand naked with you
(They're falling open)
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I saw these guys open at a U2 conference in Oakland way back about 20 years ago. I still don't know what to make of them. I must respectfully disagree with what some folks are saying about them lacking talent; IMHO they are talented (you try being a singer-songwriter and see how it goes...). But somehow it just never quite gels for me. I bought one CD years and years ago and that was it. I think it's because most of the songs felt like this...they just don't go anywhere.
Hehehe... encore for this one. Excelsior wrote:
I can just see the conversation backstage: "Hmm... we need to do this live now?" "Yeah... and without our usual heavy studio editing, I can't sing and you can't really play guitar." "Oh crap. Well, how about this: I'll just play a few really easy chords, and you scream something about being 'naked' at the top of your lungs, over and over again." "Um, why would we want to do that?" "Well, because sex sells. As soon as you shout the word 'naked,' every college-age kid who's paying more attention to their beer than to us will perk up and instinctively start whooping and cheering." "Brilliant! They'll never notice our lack of talent."
Anybody got any songscreen?
I think that when it comes to the BoDeans, I prefer Jethro. :doh:
Bravo! Author, author! Excelsior wrote:
I can just see the conversation backstage: "Hmm... we need to do this live now?" "Yeah... and without our usual heavy studio editing, I can't sing and you can't really play guitar." "Oh crap. Well, how about this: I'll just play a few really easy chords, and you scream something about being 'naked' at the top of your lungs, over and over again." "Um, why would we want to do that?" "Well, because sex sells. As soon as you shout the word 'naked,' every college-age kid who's paying more attention to their beer than to us will perk up and instinctively start whooping and cheering." "Brilliant! They'll never notice our lack of talent."
bakaretsu :arrowd: :lol: It's not even a nice word to listen to.
gutboy wrote:
I had to turn the treble down. A first for me.
It sounded a bit "tinny"
I had to turn the treble down. A first for me.
I can just see the conversation backstage: "Hmm... we need to do this live now?" "Yeah... and without our usual heavy studio editing, I can't sing and you can't really play guitar." "Oh crap. Well, how about this: I'll just play a few really easy chords, and you scream something about being 'naked' at the top of your lungs, over and over again." "Um, why would we want to do that?" "Well, because sex sells. As soon as you shout the word 'naked,' every college-age kid who's paying more attention to their beer than to us will perk up and instinctively start whooping and cheering." "Brilliant! They'll never notice our lack of talent."
TMI for my tastes.
sirrus wrote: Little known fact: He sings "naked" approximately 2789356890173055135613.25 times in this song. dwhayslett wrote:
I've told you a million times, don't exaggerate.
:lol:
Small doses of well chosen BoDeans songs (such as this) are fine by me.
lattalo wrote:
Their music is simple and beautiful, I saw them live and it was excellent. I learned to play the guitar with their music. My favorite song is Going Home!
b Pure derivative unoriginal boring dreck. Which could only be saved by an outstanding vocalist - not present here.
sirrus wrote:
Little known fact: He sings "naked" approximately 2789356890173055135613.25 times in this song.
About the same number of £££s of ours that our lovely government have given those lovely people in Northern Rock. Who said 'incompetence'? I wonder if that is what's his name? Oh yes, Gordon Brown, on the drums...
aquadonia wrote:
My own personal upload. :sunny: I fell in love with this the second I heard it. I hope you all like it as much as I do. :smile:
Yes, I do. Thanks for uploading it. :daisy:
If yer man wants someone to stay nekkid with himself, I surely hope that he looks an awful lot better than his voice sounds, otherwise he'll need a bed partner with a white stick...
hippiechick wrote:
Oh, I thought the Bodeans only knew 2 songs. I don't think I care for this one.
Their music is simple and beautiful, I saw them live and it was excellent. I learned to play the guitar with their music. My favorite song is Going Home!
Neekid, Nekkid. Where do they come up with this sh*t?
sirrus wrote:
Little known fact: He sings "naked" approximately 2789356890173055135613.25 times in this song.
stratrjb wrote:
I wonder if I've been naked that many times?
Perhaps if 'time' is a nano-second...
sirrus wrote:
Little known fact: He sings "naked" approximately 2789356890173055135613.25 times in this song.
I wonder if I've been naked that many times?
sirrus wrote:
Little known fact: He sings "naked" approximately 2789356890173055135613.25 times in this song.
I've told you a million times, don't exaggerate.
there's a lot of nudity going on in this song...
Bad Springsteen? Maybe. Sounds like a male Melissa Etheridge to me. edit: Ah, Liser had the same idea first, I see reading to the end.
A really fine live band. Saw them so many years ago at Johns Hopkins University. Very simple stage, simple band, honest well-played music.
I think I like this - and it does sound kinda 80\'s kinda folk rock i can see this being played at a hog roast in the ontario north country on a hot august nite with way too much beer flowing maybe a strange scent in the air
misterclaw wrote:
let the wailing stop! It's like a bad Sprinsteen!
That's redundant
let the wailing stop! It\'s like a bad Springsteen!
Bad morning on RP ... what\'s wrong?
aquadonia wrote:
My own personal upload. :sunny: I fell in love with this the second I heard it. I hope you all like it as much as I do. :smile:
thank you WI Girl...I like very much
sirrus wrote:
Little known fact: He sings "naked" approximately 2789356890173055135613.25 times in this song.
funny - that's approx how many naked dutch there are in this Spencer Tunick photo.
Little known fact: He sings "naked" approximately 2789356890173055135613.25 times in this song.
FamilyMan wrote:
Lewis Grizzard said that, here in the South, "naked" means that you don't have on any clothes. But "Nekkid" means that you don't have on any clothes and you're up to something. What's up, Rosie?
Watch out, Granny - them taters have eyes!!
Nasty. Sounds like Springsteen.
Hahahahaha! Sing is like finger. Happy happy.
hippiechick wrote:
Oh, I thought the Bodeans only knew 2 songs. I don't think I care for this one.
This is the third song they've figured out. Hey, it's progress!
Hearing live versions of the Bodeans always brings about fond memories of Summerfest. :daisy: Good tunes, good people, good times.
I love this and I don't really know why. It's raw and wonderful.
Oh, I thought the Bodeans only knew 2 songs. I don't think I care for this one.
All that straining is gonna make him blow an o-ring. :sad:
make the wailing stop!
Really nice guitar work!!
this sucks so much. :sick: the quality is poor and it sounds like a bad 80s band at a cousin's wedding.
Great band to catch live if you can. Likeable tune. Thanks for the upload!
rosedraws wrote:
I keep hearing, "nekkid", and it's making it too hard to take the song seriously. :lol:
:lol:
freeone1 wrote:
Thanks for this...love at first listen!
Mari wrote:
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:jump: YW :biggrin:
aquadonia wrote:
My own personal upload. :sunny: I fell in love with this the second I heard it. I hope you all like it as much as I do. :smile:
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MrMocha wrote:
I despise "raspy" vocalists.
That quality, that nakedness, if you will, is exactly what works for me about this song. I give it a Most Excellent. :clap:
I despise "raspy" vocalists.
aquadonia wrote:
My own personal upload. :sunny: I fell in love with this the second I heard it. I hope you all like it as much as I do. :smile:
Thanks for this...love at first listen!
I keep hearing, "nekkid", and it's making it too hard to take the song seriously. :lol:
I hear Melissa Etheridge in here...don't know if I like it or not. Kinda strident.
My own personal upload. :sunny: I fell in love with this the second I heard it. I hope you all like it as much as I do. :smile:
first time listening to this and love it!