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The Derek Trucks Band — This Sky
Album: Songlines
Avg rating:
7.5

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Total ratings: 4880









Released: 2006
Length: 6:20
Plays (last 30 days): 4
Sad, sad lover
Being true
Falling out a window
For the view
All of us laugh
How many of us sing?
This sky where we live
Is no place to lose your wings
So love, love, love

Lose your body
And your mind
And the bitter
Taste of time
All of us cry
While we should be dancing
This sky where we live
Is no place to lose your wings
So love, love, love

Fly, fly away
Do you remember?
All of us sleeping
How many of us dream?
This sky where we live
Is no place to lose your wings
So love, love, love
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Not many understand nor appreciate the unbelievable talent Derek has grown into. &, his slide playing is absolutely remarkable. I saw him perform on an Eric Clapton tour & when he played, he blew all the other guitarists out of the water, including Eric!
 chrisnotlob wrote:


And Mr Hendrix



And Peter Green
So freakin good✌️
 Imkirok wrote:



Mr. Clapton would like a word with you.


And Mr Hendrix
A tall cool mint julip on a humid afternoon in Savanna. I just tipped the waiter. Isn't the service and hospitality of Radio Paradise worth it?
Ohhh, bliss,
 reallylost wrote:

Derek is God.


Mark Knopfler says hi.

 eileenomurphy wrote:

The more I hear this tune, the more I like it!!  Thank You RP!



Agreed! This is an easy 9.
The more I hear this tune, the more I like it!!  Thank You RP!
 chefjackbutler wrote:

Not bad, but not completely my groove either. Something I will listen to, and enjoy, if it just happens to be playing somewhere, but if I'm looking for something to listen to, this would not be something I sought out.



Uhhhhh............what?

Derek plays his own thing not ever to be compared with Duane. I hear some sitar references in this piece that make me enjoy my own guitar journey I am on now. Nice job, Derek
 reallylost wrote:

Derek is God.




Mr. Clapton would like a word with you.
Not enough 'O's in 'smooooth'...
c.
Love, love, love Derek trucks, fortunately for me, his life partner/ co lead of Tedeschi Trucks is from the Boston area and they do a residency at the Orpheum (grand old theater downtown) at least once a year for a week Let’s just say not a lot of work gets done that week😏
 tunedog wrote:

I'm  just not crazy about the guitar sound, I know he's talented, but something's off to me....



Might be time to get your ears checked.
A good friend of mine in Florida had the Allman Bros band show up one weekend at the university where he was working at a marine lab. They liked my buddy enough to have him look after a young Derek and show him around the lab while they went out to party for a little while. Among some of their hijinks that afternoon, he let Derek - at his request - photocopy his butt on the office copier before he was safely returned to his clan. I am sure this song was influenced by this event.
oh I needed this today ❤️
Such joy. Some artists are able, not to tell you about a feeling or idea, but to take you inside and make you a part of that idea or feeling. Derek transports you into joy in this song.
Lovely Robbie Robertson-like tones in this one.
 reallylost wrote:

Derek is God.




Stop comparing Derek Trucks to god, he's great and all , but he's no Derek Trucks!
The starting notes of this track make me think of High Falls from the Allmans "Win, Lose or Draw". Maybe one day Bill will play that. 
Derek is God.
{#Devil_pimp}zesty
Great!
 MassivRuss wrote:
Up-rate to 10.
 

I just uprated this too. Probably after the thousandth listen (played the CD at home a lot when it first came out). Today it just resonated. I miss Kofi Burbridge, he added such a nice touch. Enjoy hearing Derek doing his sitar-like thing. Overall a really good vibe.
Not bad, but not completely my groove either. Something I will listen to, and enjoy, if it just happens to be playing somewhere, but if I'm looking for something to listen to, this would not be something I sought out.
Up-rate to 10.
Duuuuuuuuval!!!!!

I'm  just not crazy about the guitar sound, I know he's talented, but something's off to me....
As well crafted 10/10 with a message too!
played at the last concert i'd seen before the great pandemic of 2020. cant wait for the next time.  kickass show go see Tedeschi Trucks  live
Nice intro production & percussion technique!
a great groove
Love this song. I stop what I'm doing and just listen.
Well, unless I'm driving... then I pretend I'm driving down a cool coastal road.
this song takes me somewhere
 LoudshirtsBand wrote:
'Like'!!!
 

Ditto
'Like'!!!
Despite those who feel this band sounds similar throughout their catalogue this song stands on its own and is quite beautiful in its sound and structure. Many mediocre bands can have a miracle work of art stand on its own, when things just came together. This band however has the chops to creates these songs more than once. Great song, simple as that.
 unclehud wrote:
So many of us cry
When we should be dancing
This sky where we live
Is no place to lose your wings,
so Love, Love, Love!


Tell it brother!  Tell it with that super-funky slide guitar!
 
Pretty much exactly what I'd say to ppopp...LLRP!
Over-use of a mediocre hook - have him up against the wall, and subject him to 4 continuous days of music by Michael Buble.
 AlienNLight wrote:
Following The Band - The Weight, this guy sounds so much like Robbie Robertson.
 
I've noticed that before about him. Sometimes he's right in the Robbie groove. 
Following The Band - The Weight, this guy sounds so much like Robbie Robertson.
So many of us cry
When we should be dancing
This sky where we live
Is no place to lose your wings,
so Love, Love, Love!


Tell it brother!  Tell it with that super-funky slide guitar!
 gwolfie1959 wrote:
Almost all of his works sound Way Too Similar...He constantly pounds that Cat in Heat Sound. I t certainly is his signature sound...However, how long can you pound into the ground?????
 
So true, that's why I think Derek Trucks sucks...
Should follow with Dreaming Dead.
Almost all of his works sound Way Too Similar...He constantly pounds that Cat in Heat Sound. I t certainly is his signature sound...However, how long can you pound into the ground?????????
NEVER get tired of this tune!  there is something quite magical and "drift away" that many great songs have.  Derek Trucks have it on this tune!
VERY nice sound.  I attended the last Filmore East concert headlining The Allman Brothers many Lifetimes ago!
Ditto! very sweet sound Nice change of pace for DT
Really nice sound.  Have heard of the band but never their music.  Very pleasant.
That is some lush, Almanesque guitar playin'!
I love this. A sound 9!
This guy sticks with it, he could really go places...
c.
Just decided that my 8 rate was too low....all's fine it's a 9...Long Live RP!!
It's all about the feel on this one, sometimes the slide just sounds right for the lyrics, and that's the case for me with this one.  
The most amazing song on this album is Sahib Teri bands-Maki Madni. 9:53 long...it's like sex in a song.
Saw Tedeschi Trucks Band and they played this.  So hauntingly beautiful.
{#Bananapiano}Die Derek Trucks Band ist eine Supergruppe
Pretty decent indeed, Bill.  Thank you!
One of the best tracks from a KILLER album!
caught this track driving along some country lanes on way to office this moring with the roof down -{#Cool} - hey Bill can you repeat tomorrow around the same time 
This song really lifted me today. Thanks, RP.
My favorite DTB song. This is REALLY good live...
I was going to say an excellent cover of a Robbie Robertson song.  Anyway, outstanding.
haha Bill "another decent guitar player"  {#Smile}
 mrselfdestruct wrote:
Really love the vibe of this one.

 
It's the real deal. 
New to me. Thanks! Will have to seek out more.
 kingart wrote: 
All of us cry
While we should be dancing

Amen, brother. 

Tell that to this fucker of a 2017 comfortably numbnuts president.

Sorry, political vent.

Thanks, Derek.

Hey, Butch Trucks is a relative of Derek Trucks.
Butch Trucks played in the Allman Bros. 
Duane Allman was a brother, and a co-pilot in Derek and the Dominoes. 

Derek rhymed with Eric. And so on. 

I haven't read up, I think there may not be a connection, but is there?
 

 
Derek is Butch's nephew and played in the ABB until the end. He's 2nd gen Allman's...
This tune defies a number classification. It stands on it's own. EPIC
Really love the vibe of this one.
 nickshortie wrote:

I'm always out of here via PSD when that band plays....

 
really?!?
All of us cry
While we should be dancing

Amen, brother. 

Tell that to this fucker of a 2017 comfortably numbnuts president.

Sorry, political vent.

Thanks, Derek.

Hey, Butch Trucks is a relative of Derek Trucks.
Butch Trucks played in the Allman Bros. 
Duane Allman was a brother, and a co-pilot in Derek and the Dominoes. 

Derek rhymed with Eric. And so on. 

I haven't read up, I think there may not be a connection, but is there?
 
 Skydog wrote:
got here via PSD, nice

 
I'm always out of here via PSD when that band plays....
R.I.P., Butch Trucks. 
More of the old guard joins the great band in...this sky. 

 
got here via PSD, nice
Maybe it takes a certain state of mind to appreciate this song. It is healing something in me, something that I didn't realize needed healing.
If I had to name my favorite sitarists, Derek would make the top five.

David Gilmore
Mark Knopfler
Gary Rossington
Duane Allman
Derek Trucks
Wings and strings.
You try to play a guitar like that!
I happen to like it. 
dragon1952 wrote:
This does absolutely nothing for me......and I have about as wide a range of interest as you can get,

   
kurbowicz wrote:

same here.

It's this style of white guy electric blues that kind of irritates me.  

To each their own. 

 

Me too.  Don't know why, because I usually like slow, dreamy pieces like this.  This is just boring.
suck suck, barf barf...
 NeuroGeek wrote:
My brain thinks this is being played constantly on RP, and it is now weary of the track. 

 
That is exactly what I was just thinking...hmmm... how did you do that?..
I do like the slide but the Ray Lamontagne vocals makes me want a throat lozenge.
My brain thinks this is being played constantly on RP, and it is now weary of the track. 
 dragon1952 wrote:
This does absolutely nothing for me......and I have about as wide a range of interest as you can get,

 
same here.

It's this style of white guy electric blues that kind of irritates me.  

To each their own. 
I don't know why but the guitar fiddling gets so annoying towards the end...

Down to 4 for me...
 Mugro wrote:

Sadly, Duane is not making any new music. I see this comment like I would someone saying "If I wanted to listen to real blues, I'll listen to Robert Johnson." So, no one else can possibly make anything new/interesting/better? Kind of a depressing thought. 

 
Not really. 
Simply a great, cool and dreamy  song ... All is in the title ...
 dragon1952 wrote:
This does absolutely nothing for me......and I have about as wide a range of interest as you can get,

 
clearly your range is not as wide as you think
"All of us sleeping, how many of us dream?" - DTB, this song
 Dosequis wrote:
If I want to listen to this type of bluesy slide I'll listen to the Master.........Duane Allman.

 
Sadly, Duane is not making any new music. I see this comment like I would someone saying "If I wanted to listen to real blues, I'll listen to Robert Johnson." So, no one else can possibly make anything new/interesting/better? Kind of a depressing thought. 
 helenofjoy wrote:

I'm not sure it's a contest. {#Wink}

 
Yes I agree it would be no contest.{#Tongue-out}
 Dosequis wrote:
If I want to listen to this type of bluesy slide I'll listen to the Master.........Duane Allman.

 
I'm not sure it's a contest. {#Wink}
If I want to listen to this type of bluesy slide I'll listen to the Master.........Duane Allman.
I really like that instant when the whole band chimes in and the full sound emerges.
 kingart wrote:

Yes, maybe you're right, every emotion "should be allowed." 
Including, say, racial hatred and religious rage? 
Anyway, are you saying it's better to be sad than happy?
Because most of us can think of a dozen or more in-the-news place in the world right now where that sentiment would be total bullshit.  And that's just for starters.
If music could encourage and foster more "emotions" like those who "should be dancing" I think about 5 billion people would be better off. 
Just sayin'.
 

 

That. Just that. And the thing that I just cannot be angry at anything or anyone anymore after hearing This song. Peace.
Knowing what to leave out is just as important as knowing what to leave in. DT could do with a lesson in this.
Hell, yeah! Gets me every time, that killer intro... So Jimi, so Stevie; so bluesy, so twangy! Such a smokin' hot groovy mindscape here!
This time around, the intro really hooked me but instead of the breathy vocals I was wishing for something more like John Lee Hooker... still, a great tune.
 OHMish wrote:
I really like the music on this one
But I dislike the harah krishna "all of us cry, while we should be dancing"
Every emotion should be allowed 

 
Yes, maybe you're right, every emotion "should be allowed." 
Including, say, racial hatred and religious rage? 
Anyway, are you saying it's better to be sad than happy?
Because most of us can think of a dozen or more in-the-news place in the world right now where that sentiment would be total bullshit.  And that's just for starters.
If music could encourage and foster more "emotions" like those who "should be dancing" I think about 5 billion people would be better off. 
Just sayin'.
 
 dragon1952 wrote:
This does absolutely nothing for me......and I have about as wide a range of interest as you can get,

 

Agree, but i thinks it's a wasted opportunity.
it has the Indian/Asian flavor at the outset but squanders it with a Western ADHD affliction. They got the notes but not the sense.
This does absolutely nothing for me......and I have about as wide a range of interest as you can get,
I really like the music on this one
But I dislike the harah krishna "all of us cry, while we should be dancing"
Every emotion should be allowed 
 WonderLizard wrote:
I love the way Trucks keeps expanding the vocabulary of the slide beyond blues.

 
His slide work here is so damn good I had absolutely no idea it was a slide until reading your comment, and even then had to listen reeeeeally carefully.

Edit: .... until the solo
 rjewyo wrote:
Sublime....{#Heartkiss}

 
Bears say "+1, babies!" This is a 10. Something happened when thy cut this track....


 diannemck56 wrote:
Wonderful way to start the day....  {#Yes}

 
Or the evening.
Wonderful way to start the day....  {#Yes}
Sublime....{#Heartkiss}
most excellent 
 
 Saqqara_Bird wrote:
First time for me, I really liked it.

 
I really liked my first time too.
First time for me, I really liked it.
Huge tour starting next month.
Nice and unoffending.  What's the word I'm looking for?  Anodyne - that's it.  <Yawn>
All at once, this song capture beauty, sadness, and hope.  Love it. 
I can recall hearing this song only once before. Hell of a good song.
This song is played about every 15 minutes. STOP already!
My ears get repetitive stress listening to this hook.
 helgigermany wrote:

A lot of lyrics in the blues music is not very "high spirit" something, but the music is great!!

 
True, but it would be sort of contradictory for a blues tune to have happy lyrics.
 helgigermany wrote:

A lot of lyrics in the blues music is not very "high spirit" something, but the music is great!!

 
Yea- really "Hud," now that you've tapped the awesome power of the internet, Google the lyrics to "Crossroads"- they dont need to make sense to be the giant cornerstone of American music and culture that song represents. It's poetry, yo?- it creates a picture, and you can still barrelhouse on- the riverside— baby!