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Beth Orton — Couldn't Cause Me Harm
Album: Central Reservation
Avg rating:
6.8

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Total ratings: 626









Released: 1999
Length: 4:45
Plays (last 30 days): 3
Oh yeah, you know
You couldn't cause me any harm
Although at times I may get startled
I'm not alarmed

I can see your eyes
I know when they're telling me a truth
I can feel the heart
Especially when it's on the roof
Of my mouth

There's no right or wrong
This isn't a test
And I won't lose my experience
I won't try
To put it aside
But it's all right
You know that it's all right
's all right
It's gonna be all right
's gonna be all right

And if I told you,
Would you never know to guess?
Sure, what's the point
When little often means so much less
I can see for miles
I know when you're telling me a truth
I can feel my heart,
Especially now, it's on the roof
Of my mouth

There's no right or wrong
This isn't a gesture
And I don't use my experience.
I don't try
To let it go by
But it's all right
You know that it's all right
It's all right
It's gonna be all right
Ba da da ba
Ba da da ba
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 bobbb wrote:

Like floating down a lazy river.


Somewhere down the lazy river?
Horrible distorted sound, horrible singing.
bop bop bop bop
 Jayesea wrote:

I see some criticisms of her voice on this track but I absolutely love her vocals on it. One of my favorite songs on the album.  And a phenomenal album at that.

Yup this and Central Reservation are my fave tracks from this album.

 morganmike wrote:

I love Beth Orton, but unless my ears deceive me, she sounds awfully pitchy in places on this!



Not just this one. 
I see some criticisms of her voice on this track but I absolutely love her vocals on it. One of my favorite songs on the album.  And a phenomenal album at that.
Slightly less annoying voice than Nathalie Merchant...
Back when this was recorded, it was evident that her voice was being stretched beyond what it should have been. Her current voice is basically shot, based on her show in San Francisco last fall. A lot of her range is missing. Unfortunate
 morganmike wrote:

I love Beth Orton, but unless my ears deceive me, she sounds awfully pitchy in places on this!


It's not just here.  Works for me.  Love her too.
236 votes and only 4 comments? That says something. 
Nice feeling with this song.  
I love Beth Orton, but unless my ears deceive me, she sounds awfully pitchy in places on this!
Wonderful song. A solid 8.
What a lovely Song from Beth Orton. Still listening the first time to this but rated it with an 8!
Like floating down a lazy river.