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Cowboy Junkies — Me and the Devil
Album: Whites Off Earth Now!!
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Released: 1986
Length: 4:21
Plays (last 30 days): 0
Early this morning, he knocked on my door
Early this morning he knocked on my door
I said Hello, Satan, I believe it's time to go
Me and The Devil are walkin' side by side
Me and The Devil are walkin' side by side
Well, I'm goin' to beat my man until I get satisfied
He says I don't do him right
That I dog him around
Well, babe, you know you ain't treating me right
He says I don't do him right
that I dog him around
Well, it must be this old evil spirit
So deep down within the ground
You may bury my body down by the highway side
...oh, babe I don't care what you do with my body
You may bury my body down by the highway side
So my old evil spirit can catch a Greyhound bus and ride
Early this morning, he knocked on my door
Now me and The Devil are walking side by side
Side by side
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Cowboy junkies are a damn good group enough said 
 fredriley wrote:

"Cartesian anxiety"? Is that along the lines of "I think, but I'm still not sure that I exist"? Or, as Monty Python put: "Rene Descartes was a drunken fart, 'I drink therefore I am'" ;-)

Nice segue from "Conversation with the Devil", but boy, is this song boring. So soporific it could cure insomnia, so numbing it could be used for anaesthetic in open heart surgery. Pure Aural Mogadon {#Sleep}
 
We don’t have Mogadon Stateside. Sounds an awful lot like a hundred-foot creature bent on terrorizing Tokyo. However from the context I’m guessing that’s wrong. ; P

On another note, it could well be Cartesian Anxiety that's stalking us all these dire days.

Oh, 7 for  me on this song. : )
I generally like the Cowboy Junkies.  But cannot stand this piece.   
Awful, awful, awful. Please stop playing so much of the Cowboy Junkies. Most overrated "alternative" band of the last 30 years. Are they subconscious Velvet Underground clones, or Demics clones, or Teenage Head, or, Bauhaus, or a Debbie Harry tribute band played at 33 1/3 instead of 45 rpm? Or a Natalie Merchant botch job because the lead singer couldn't get passionate enough about what she's singing. Awful. Please stop.

Sorry to be brutal, but I'm from Toronto and this band is 4th rate vs. the plethora of others RP could be playing from that region of the Nafta zone, if they want to celebrate Canadiana. No other reason to play this maudlin Toronto-suburb no-talent stuff otherwise. Will keep paying $10/month anyway, until I've heard too much CJ; getting close.
Wow, that's a pretty racist album title isn't it?
Brooooooooootal.
 nickshortie wrote:
most annoying bass line ever...

 
I disagree and I'm more right than you.  It's an unusual line, quite unique.
 nutrod42 wrote:
ZZZZZ

 
ZZ down ?
Boring...
 kcar wrote:
Right behind you. This just meanders aimlessly. 
 
I guess that's better than meandering calculatedly.
 fredriley wrote:

"Cartesian anxiety"? Is that along the lines of "I think, but I'm still not sure that I exist"? Or, as Monty Python put: "Rene Descartes was a drunken fart, 'I drink therefore I am'" ;-)

Nice segue from "Conversation with the Devil", but boy, is this song boring. So soporific it could cure insomnia, so numbing it could be used for anaesthetic in open heart surgery. Pure Aural Mogadon {#Sleep}

 
This is my favorite comment on the site.  Pulled abstraction into sharp concrete relevance .  Thanks!
 fredriley wrote:
"Cartesian anxiety"? Is that along the lines of "I think, but I'm still not sure that I exist"? Or, as Monty Python put: "Rene Descartes was a drunken fart, 'I drink therefore I am'" ;-)

Nice segue from "Conversation with the Devil", but boy, is this song boring. So soporific it could cure insomnia, so numbing it could be used for anaesthetic in open heart surgery. Pure Aural Mogadon {#Sleep}
 
Everybody in my mushrooming multitude of elevators loves this groovy song...  we think; therefore we do...  we be slowly dancing like happy hippies...  love sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll...  hope your existence is grand these days and you are sleeping well, fredriley...
2 -> 7
I suddenly like it. 
most annoying bass line ever...
the absolute worst. everything they touch is turned to stone and oh, so pretentious.
Great track.  Most oldies wont get it though.
 Bleyfusz wrote:

It meanders? Are you sure?

 
No, come to think of it! {#Roflol}

That PSD button sure did get me out of a "me or it" deadly moment tonight. Talk about coma-inducing. 
 black321 wrote:

I'm actually a bit of a fan, but will disclose, the only time I almost fell asleep at a show (without drugs of course) was when I saw the Junkies.

 
for me it was watching the Marriage of Figaro in a box in the opera house in Orvieto.  I missed the entire 3rd and 4th acts.
 kcar wrote:
This just meanders aimlessly. 

 
It meanders? Are you sure?
Are they cowboys who are also junkies, or are they just crazy for cowboys?
ZZZZZ
 tiggers wrote:

Hate is going a bit far, they are just terminally dull!

 
I'm actually a bit of a fan, but will disclose, the only time I almost fell asleep at a show (without drugs of course) was when I saw the Junkies.
 Lazarus wrote: 
"Cartesian anxiety"? Is that along the lines of "I think, but I'm still not sure that I exist"? Or, as Monty Python put: "Rene Descartes was a drunken fart, 'I drink therefore I am'" ;-)

Nice segue from "Conversation with the Devil", but boy, is this song boring. So soporific it could cure insomnia, so numbing it could be used for anaesthetic in open heart surgery. Pure Aural Mogadon {#Sleep}

Too much sunshine for this song.
Would be better in small hours. maybe cold and fog.

Need wine... lots of dark black-red wine
 kingart wrote:
I usually like the Junkies. This is not doing it for me. Next.

 
Right behind you. This just meanders aimlessly. 
 tiggers wrote:

Hate is going a bit far, they are just terminally dull!

 
No, you are not alone. I have always found her voice and their music insipid and unworthy. Just my opinion.
 bondgirl-007 wrote:
Am I the only one who absolutely hates the Cowboy Junkies?

 
Hate is going a bit far, they are just terminally dull!
 25demayo wrote:

Must not have been feeling it when you posted this. Where is the green lettering? {#Smile}

 
Like the song, probably feeling a bit blue 
 Lazarus wrote: 
Must not have been feeling it when you posted this. Where is the green lettering? {#Smile}
 bondgirl-007 wrote:
Am I the only one who absolutely hates the Cowboy Junkies?

 
No
TG4PSD.
I really liked The Trinity Sessions when it came out.  So my girlfriend got me this for my birthday.  I don't think I ever got past the first 2 songs.
Has it started yet?
 kingart wrote:
I usually like the Junkies. This is not doing it for me. Next.

 
Agree

edit: scary looking bunch on the album cover.
this has a lovely sound, a bit dreamy like Mazzy Star, but more like a crisp moonlit night than a warm bath
totally awf.. it's not often i want to switch off because of a weird song, but i beg of you, please take this off the rotation! you're still my fav thoe, love ya forever RP
Am I the only one who absolutely hates the Cowboy Junkies?
I think there is a much cooler version of this song on the Pump up the Volume soundtrack. Gots backward guitar (violin) in it? I think?
I usually like the Junkies. This is not doing it for me. Next.
Love the Cowboy Junkies...hypnotic.
ARRRRGGGGHHH! The Boring Flunkies never got out of the ''lonesome whippoorwill' mode.
After a quarter century, please do an uptempo number...you used to be a drop-dead stunner, Margo,
but you never learned how to SCREAM!
Oops, wrong radio station... Sorry!
nice song, overplayed.  psd.
< i'm starting to feel that i might need a macro for this>
guitar, bass, voice, how wonderful! {#Music} simple recipe for pure pleasure!
What  great Sunday morning song!
You nailed it UncleHud!  that bass action sincerely (almost silently) commandeers this piece,  it has me liking them junkies again
Nothing a good dose of Rock and Roll through a Marshall amp won't cure.
 lily34 wrote:
this is godawful.
 
I'd agree normally, but I'm listening tonight on a stereo with the bass turned WAAAAY up, and for the first time ever, I hear some activity in a Junkie tune.  Singer and guitar zonked out on Xanax, bass player on speed and/or LSD.
 govna wrote:

"(former member)"?  did we lose Romeotuna?
 

I be here...  hope you are having a marvelous day right this minute...

love this groovy song...
 ddbz wrote:
so them but not them...So Cool...maybe even more lovely..always wondered why they were so good?

 
Margo Timmins could sing the phone book and sound cool.
so them but not them...So Cool...maybe even more lovely..always wondered why they were so good?
Not their best or nowhere near but a pleasant blast from the past... 







 
 govna wrote:
"(former member)"?  did we lose Romeotuna?
 
methinks he is risen - see:

https://www.radioparadise.com/?name=Members&file=userinfo&uname=Lazarus
 I totally concur

lily34 wrote:
this is godawful.
 


Love this. Sort of has a Velvet Underground sound to it.
 (former member) wrote:


brilliant...  love this...

 
 
"(former member)"?  did we lose Romeotuna?
 Colorado wrote:
Love the haunting flow of this music.
 
She sounds a bit like Morrison on this one...kind of sounds like a live Doors tune... to
me anyway.

this is godawful.
 aspicer wrote:
I can't believe this is a 5.8?! This is cool tune!
 

indeed
solid 8 for CJ

 
ho hum
I can't believe this is a 5.8?! This is cool tune!
Liking the flow and her voice. A bit repetitive.
I could have sworn she was singing about Emmerdale until I looked at the song title.
Bought this album when it first came out.. apparently only 10K copies were pressed so i treasure my copy like you can't imagine. Always thought this was their best...spare and minimalist with deep feeling. If you're looking for incredible musicianship, no this album ain't it. But if you want to hear an original blues sound, played sparingly and under the influence of a hangover...this is it. S


brilliant...  love this...

 

Just beautiful how smooth this great groove really is...  love this song...  love this band...
 
devil's advocate
For me, this song is like this movie.
Star appeal? Yes, I love CJ. Like it?
...yes, but not sure I would want
repeated runs of either. 5
Hurt me Margo

Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...
 
Naked beauty.
 Colorado wrote:
Love the haunting flow of this music.
 
Yes, this song is excellent...

 
Love the haunting flow of this music.
Love it, nice and slow. 
 geckofly wrote:
sounds soooo like pj harvey.....
 
I was convinced that it was! When it saw it was CJ I thought my media player was doing that thing where the stream info gets stuck.
 MojoJojo wrote:
I have always been pretty much neutral on the CJ's.  Don't dislike them, but I don't get a lot from their music.  I suppose that means I give their body of work an "Acceptable" or maybe a "Decent" if I'm feeling generous, but they don't really motivate me to post rankings for their songs. I'm sure they are disappointed.

 

Actually, I just don't like her voice, plain and simple. Kinda hard to like a band when you can't stand the lead singer's voice ya know?


We be slow-dancing...  love it...

 

What they did best. The old stuff is straight from the heart. Loved it then Love it now. This one- haunting and coool.


Weirdest. Album Title. Ever.
Happy
I had a friend, who could sing like Pantera, and was the spitting image of Reznor, who was abused by his woman.  Brave for a woman to sing a protest song about it.
Ouch
Nice song,
Insert Here : B-52's Revolution Earth 


This song always reminds me of slow-dancing with a beautiful woman...  love it...

 

Usually love 'em, but this is far from their best. A very disappointed 4....


This song is cool...




soooo smooth...  love it...




sounds soooo like pj harvey.....
certainly exellent!

 chirpie wrote: 
Got lucky this time; no Ray Wylie.

Edit:  Arrgg!  But now we have Sympathy for the Devil.  God help me.  Bring Ray Wylie Hubbard back, pls.

 romeotuma wrote:
This smooth song is soooo good for the ears...
 
I think she is just playing with us here, like a cat plays with a mouse before it eats the mouse.  
Totally stolen from Godley & Creme's "I Pity Inanimate Objects."





This smooth song is soooo good for the ears...


mr. Robert Johnson would be pleased to here this version.
unfortunately the devil took him away from us....
The bass line sounds very middle eastern, I like that.{#Cool}
 Frater_Kork wrote:
She could sing about life, love and fluffy kittens and still make it sound like a dirge.
 


I love her voice and all, but...
She could sing about life, love and fluffy kittens and still make it sound like a dirge.
I like the subtle bass and guitar in this.
Gorgeous, haunting voice.
I have always been pretty much neutral on the CJ's.  Don't dislike them, but I don't get a lot from their music.  I suppose that means I give their body of work an "Acceptable" or maybe a "Decent" if I'm feeling generous, but they don't really motivate me to post rankings for their songs. I'm sure they are disappointed.

 jhorton wrote:
smokyhotbreathlessness
 
Many female vocalists attempt this and fall flat.  Not familiar with this one, but so far I like.  

It's an 8.
I cannot decide if this is a 3 or an 8!
 ThePoose wrote:
... the beauteous Margo Timmins, who had the worst photo ever taken of her used on the cover.
 
I can't tell which one is her the photos are so bad


 snowcat wrote:
This woman could sing the phone book to me and I'd still be in love with her voice...
 
Well said!!!!

I generally like these guys.
BUT GOD, THIS IS ANNOYING!!!!!!!
i.  uh.  gree.

cowboy junkies get the insta-1 from me.  they have a perfect record.

sfListener wrote:
hor. ib. bul.




margo is a queen..
Oh, so THAT's what you're king of. thewiseking wrote:
what dull pretentiousness.
smokyhotbreathlessness
:devil_pimp: very hypnotic... I like!
hor. ib. bul.
thewiseking wrote:
no way. at least PJ's got balls!
So does the "P" stand for Pete then?..or Percy?
One of my all time fave albums - thanks for slotting this one.
This woman could sing the phone book to me and I'd still be in love with her voice...
:stupid:
rocco1207 wrote:
I thought it was PJ Harvey, I'll have to reconsider my distaste for CJ
no way. at least PJ's got balls!
what dull pretentiousness.