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Sarah McLachlan — Plenty
Album: Fumbling Towards Ecstasy
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Released: 1993
Length: 3:57
Plays (last 30 days): 1
I looked into your eyes
they told me plenty
I already knew.

You never felt a thing
so soon forgotten
all that you do
is more than words
I tried to tell you
the more I tried I failed

I would not let myself believe that you might stray
and I would stand by you no matter what they'd say.
I thought I'd be with you until my dying day.

Until my dying day.

I used to think my life
was often empty
a lonely space to fill

you hurt me more than I ever could have imagined.
You made my world stand still
and in that stillness
there was a freedom I never felt before.

I would not let myself believe that you might stray
and I would stand by you no matter what they'd say.
I thought I'd be with you until my dying
day.

Until my dying day.
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I still know all the lyrics.
Soundtrack to my angsty teen years 
ну и бред
 123heyaho! wrote:

Who's that? Somebody one should know?
 

Evidently a Canadian professional hockey player, although I can't find any connection between the two. 
 Bert7 wrote:
I think all her songs are about Geoff Courtnall...
 
Who's that? Somebody one should know?
I think all her songs are about Geoff Courtnall...
 Fiji5555 wrote:
Loved this album. Always will

 
SAME.

something about these lyrics always rocked me though.
Blimey, Mr & Mrs G.  You're on a roll today.  It's twenty five to one on a Friday morning where you are, but we're a while behind you on the curve.  I can't imagine a more impressive collection of tunes to start my working day.  Thanks from the bottom of my heart.  A little donation on its way xxx
Stumbled across McLachlan by accident, years before she was a 'star'. "Solace" album, 1991... is what did it for me. 
 pinem wrote:
She may have the most beautiful voice in the world.

 
...and I'll apologize up front for my masculine shallowness, one damn sexy lady to boot.
 Krispian wrote:
I've deliberately ignored Sarah all these years, cuz she was too 'mainstream', but this song has some exquisite hooks.

 

I don't understand what mainstream has to do with it.  Either you like it or you don't


                                                        Do-it-yourself ghost choir

                                                          I'm fighting fire with fire.
                                                      But only castles are burning
                                                      Do some more I've been told..
 
I wanna jump in there and start singing "Where have all the Cowboys Gone".  Anyone else hear that?  I thought she ripped off Paula Cole but I see she put this out in '93 while Cole did her's in 96.  More appreciation for Sarah there.
She may have the most beautiful voice in the world.
TJS wrote:
This was actually Sarah's 3rd album.
 
treehugger wrote:
And her last genuinely good one.
 
I would say the next album, Surfacing, was equally good (or very close) but she hasn't matched those gems since.
Beautiful
Loved this album. Always will
 ziakut wrote:
B  R  I  L  L  I  A N  T

 
Agree!
 DD rabbi_phil wrote:


Could be, but what about "Drawn to the Rythmn" off  'Rarities and B Sides' ?

 
What about "I Will Not Forget You" and every other song on 'Solace'? 
 TJS wrote:
This was actually Sarah's 3rd album.
 
And her last genuinely good one. 


B  R  I  L  L  I  A N  T
Sarah mainstream?!  Oh Canada...  If only that were the case down here.   

Krispian wrote:
I've deliberately ignored Sarah all these years, cuz she was too 'mainstream', but this song has some exquisite hooks.

 


Haven't read through all comments - but my very first thought was: this sounds like Talk Talk, even her phrasing is close to Mark Hollis'... That impression obviously faded as the song progressed, but still - did anyone else feel this?

By the way, just bumped this up to 7 - the first time I gave it a 6 but wasn't really listening. I like her.
10.  
There's no other score I can give Sarah, ever.  How did she learn all this about love so soon?  I'm still trying to figure it all out.

Such a a haunting melody............... 

I've deliberately ignored Sarah all these years, cuz she was too 'mainstream', but this song has some exquisite hooks.
 z11355 wrote:
Can this really be 20 years ago?
 
Ouch

Yes.  Good years though... 
Can this really be 20 years ago?
Awesome tune, great album, fantastic artist. Thanks for all the great music Rebecca & Bill!
Dang, a set with Poe and Sarah. Two of my favorite female artists. Making this Friday go by a lot quicker!
 TJS wrote:


This was actually Sarah's 3rd album.
 
I saw her four times for free and once, for a charity event with Bare Naked Ladies for about a hundred Canadian a ticket, but she worked bloody hard for her success. Love her voice...have to put her at fourth these days, but still top of the heap and way better than a million others, so no worries...Go Canada...Go Sarah!
 jasonv wrote:
I love this album, but it reminds of the Cranberries' debut, and Seal, too... Never cared for what followed. But those were great first albums.
 

This was actually Sarah's 3rd album.
 Marley wrote:
Whatever happened to Sarah? Haven't heard anything from her in awhile.
 
She dumped her hubbie.

That's got to be Paula Cole singing in the background - haven't been able to find any info on that, though. Anyone have the liner notes?
 

Sexy Sarah!
I love this album, but it reminds of the Cranberries' debut, and Seal, too... Never cared for what followed. But those were great first albums.
 mandolin wrote:
...this may well be my very favorite sarah mclachlan song; i think it transcends most of her work...
 

Could be, but what about "Drawn to the Rythmn" off  'Rarities and B Sides' ?
 panlad wrote:
Pierre Marchand I bow to your production genius{#Notworthy} 

A little side note:  I met Sarah when this album first came out at a signing she did at the Tower Records in DC.   There were maybe a dozen people in line.  My how things have changed! 
 
I'f I'd shmoozed with Sarah I bet I'd take her over Margo too!  {#Tongue}
With this song, she could take over for Margo Timmins.
Pierre Marchand I bow to your production genius{#Notworthy} 

A little side note:  I met Sarah when this album first came out at a signing she did at the Tower Records in DC.   There were maybe a dozen people in line.  My how things have changed! 
 Danimal174 wrote:
In my list for Top Ten CD's of the '90s. Absolutely love this disc.
 
i'm with you on that!! And she had some great performances back then too!!!! And I love her fashion...

 Marley wrote:
Whatever happened to Sarah? Haven't heard anything from her in awhile.
 
Lilith Fair is BACK! Check her out live!
In my list for Top Ten CD's of the '90s. Absolutely love this disc.
I looked into your eyes
They told me plenty
I already knew
You never felt a thing
So soon forgotten all that you do
In more than words i
Tried to tell you
The more I tried I failed

I would not let myself believe
That you might stray
And I would stand by you
No matter what theyï¿œd say, I would have thought Iï¿œd be with you
Until my dying day
Until my dying day

I used to think my life
Was often empty
A lonely space to fill
You hurt me more than
I ever would have imagined
You made my world stand still
And in that stillness
There was a freedom
I never felt before

I would not let myself believe
That you might stray
And I would stand by you
No matter whatthey'd d say, I would have thought I'd be with you
Until my dying day
Until my dying day
Oh dang! The emotion in her voice just wraps around me like a warm shawl, I feel loved!
Whatever happened to Sarah? Haven't heard anything from her in awhile.
I did like her CD when it came out then ... and really enjoyed all of it ... she has a very sensual voice ... {#Cheers}


 DoctorHooey wrote:

Now if I can just find the appropriate NIN song for the wedding...


"Bow down before the one you serve" ;)
 

I'd suggest something from the Downward Spiral CD. But Hurt could work too.
She has an addicting voice.  Sweet and soft!
If there is such a thing as a phat mellow groove, this is it...
 coolpeople_rule wrote:
Love that voice! It's like butta'!!

 
My favorite from her gender. {#Foot-in-mouth}
The background singing sounds like it was sampled from a Joni Mitchell song...

 pinklife wrote:
This whole album is like swimming in hot spiced rum.
 
... naked ... {#Roflol}

This whole album is like swimming in hot spiced rum.
Love that voice! It's like butta'!!

ew paula cole {#Puke}
this is my favorite sarah song.
 MinMan wrote:
this pre-dates Paula Cole's album... whatever happened to her anyway - one, two hit wonder?



 
Paula Cole actually opened up for Sarah McLachlan on the "Fumbling Towards Ecstasy" tour...  I caught them at the Orpheum Theater in SF back in the early 90's.  Good album.  Good show.


goldberry wrote:
Ah, Sarah at her best. I think this is what U2 would have sounded like if they had a female vocalist. :yes:
Interesting observation :think: I love both U2 and Sarah's stuff... :D Perhaps they should collaborate
The title got me thinking of some famous movie dialog: Plenty O'Toole: Hi, I'm Plenty. James Bond: But of course you are. Plenty O'Toole: Plenty O'Toole. James Bond: Named after your father perhaps?
Ah, Sarah at her best.:yes: I think this is what U2 would have sounded like if they had a female vocalist.
Ellehcim wrote:
That's Paula Cole, not her.
this pre-dates Paula Cole's album... whatever happened to her anyway - one, two hit wonder?
1wolfy wrote:
Where have all the cowboys gone ?
That's Paula Cole, not her.
Where have all the cowboys gone ?
Aaaah, the intro brings visions of Arrakis. Time to turn on Dune and drop out.
My favorite Sarah McLachlan album!
i'm with you :arrowd: it is probably my fav, too.
...this may well be my very favorite sarah mclachlan song; i think it transcends most of her work...
Imkirok wrote:
Closer to God? That ought to go well with the polka crowd. I guarantee your wedding will be the talk of family reunions for years to come.
:bounce: Nice advice...
I like her music, but most of the tunes have that annoying snare drum - bam..bam...bamm :beat: :beat:
MutualDisdain wrote:
Now if I can just find the appropriate NIN song for the wedding...
"We're in this Together." Or maybe "In a Warm Place."
MutualDisdain wrote:
Now if I can just find the appropriate NIN song for the wedding...
Closer to God? That ought to go well with the polka crowd. I guarantee your wedding will be the talk of family reunions for years to come.
Ah, back when she was so good...
Really like the music of this talented artist and her band, very impressed, more please!
Fiji5555 wrote:
Love, love love this song and the whole CD.......her best! The bass line on this song rocks....... :bananajam: :bounce:
It's amazing how a piece of music can transport me - suddenly it's the early 90's and I'm driving my beat up old Mustang through snowy Minnesota winters, listening to this and trying hard to hit the high notes. . .
DoctorHooey wrote:
Now if I can just find the appropriate NIN song for the wedding...
"Bow down before the one you serve" ;)
LOL we thought about Head Like a Hole but wasn't sure what the Polka crowd would do. We might opt for something a bit more mellow from the Fragile I guess...
Now if I can just find the appropriate NIN song for the wedding...
"Bow down before the one you serve" ;)
The last time I saw Sarah she was on a commercial for the ASPCA. Before that it was in a small town concert where she blew me away. I think we're going to cop for the Icecream song at our wedding next year... I know... but it was the only place to fit her in. Now if I can just find the appropriate NIN song for the wedding...
I was walking by a Tower Records when I heard "Ice Cream." I was so enthralled, I bought the CD. I like everything on it. Then I saw Sarah perform live. O.M.G.! :music:
I was walking by a Tower Records when I heard "Ice Cream." I was so enthralled, I bought the CD. I live everything on it. Then I saw here live. The critics are right, she's all about the music. :music:
Fiji5555 wrote:
Love, love love this song and the whole CD.......her best! The bass line on this song rocks....... :bananajam: :bounce:
Way on down to bedrock, indeed! And love that voice... YES!
This album is excellent from beginning to end. Her best, hands down.
Lillith ... This got played to death in Canada in the late 90s --- now that it's had a rest it sounds pretty decent. 7.
MinMan wrote:
This song / album pre-dates all Paula Cole recordings; maybe Paula Cole is emmulating Sarah McLachlan? - a most worthy objective!
Indeed :notworthy: Indeed
lily34 wrote:
hate paula cole :puke: :eek: :biggrin: uhhhh this isn't Paula Cole (whom I like too)
Love, love love this song and the whole CD.......her best! The bass line on this song rocks....... :bananajam: :bounce:
hate paula cole :puke: anyway, this song (and entire cd) takes me back to an interesting time in my life. i always found it so sad, so right on. one of the most interesting on the cd.
I always liked this song & this album... I need to go dig it out again. Thanks for reminding me. :clap:
Kerly wrote:
This song is so Paula Cole alike.
This song / album pre-dates all Paula Cole recordings; maybe Paula Cole is emmulating Sarah McLachlan? - a most worthy objective!
This song is so Paula Cole alike.
jah_blessed wrote:
Terrific track. Great album. TTTU!
Thanks! Uploaded AND played within 24 hrs....a first for me....wahooowa! :dancingbanana:
Terrific track. Great album. TTTU!
I like sarah and this song is quite excellent :cool:
Oh hell yes!!! This was one of the non-hit songs on this fantastic album that I loved!!! Cheers to the uploader! :cheers: