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Cowboy Junkies — Brand New World
Album: At The End Of Paths Taken
Avg rating:
6.9

Your rating:
Total ratings: 1028









Released: 2007
Length: 5:24
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Mouths to feed, shoes to buy
Rent to pay, tears to dry
Brand new world
I can't relate
Let us choose
To not participate

Open up
Let me wander in
Your heart is not
Such a tender thing
Brand new world
I contend
Only love


Will stop the withering

Oh, to lie in wait
As the shadows and the shapes
Spill across the walls
Like a river
Deep
In spate

Four am
Dark reality
Brand new world
And my heart
Is missing
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 DrCyKosis wrote:
I love the cover art...a heart tied in a knot. Pretty cool.
 
It is a neat picture, though the knot pictured is a simple overhand knot - perhaps the simplest knot of all, but no less visually engaging for it.
The strings on this take it up to a whole other level. Lovely.
Marvellous!!
sounds is pretty good but the lyrics make zero sense, especially the ending
Great drum track!
I wouldn't even know about Cowboy Junkies if not for RP, like 9 years ago.  Late to the game as I am, I love everything they do.
Great segue from Running to Stand Still Bill!
I saw them live (if you can call it that). I thought Margot was going to fall over. She stood there swaying with her eyes closed for the entire show. I damn near did - out of boredom.
ZZZZZZZZZzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
 ziakut wrote:
Great album art.
 
I don't think you could make that knot. 
Wow, I think I actually noted a bit of life in this one, at the very end.
 mbolch30307 wrote:
I can't for the life of me understand Bill's fascination with the Cowboy Junkies. All of their songs sound exactly the same!

PSD, please...

 
6.8 on ratings, your in minoirty, YOU PSD lol move on spare us your drivel 
 mbolch30307 wrote:
I can't for the life of me understand Bill's fascination with the Cowboy Junkies. All of their songs sound exactly the same!

PSD, please...

 
Not really just Bill, right?
 ziakut wrote:
Great album art.

 
yep
and along with the title of the album one starts to ponder the what ifs 
Has a very unusual ending.
 mbolch30307 wrote:
I can't for the life of me understand Bill's fascination with the Cowboy Junkies. All of their songs sound exactly the same!

PSD, please...

 
I have to agree...her voice just makes me sleepy.

 
I can't for the life of me understand Bill's fascination with the Cowboy Junkies. All of their songs sound exactly the same!

PSD, please...
Finally! Another Junkies song! Thanks Bill!
like it - wish I would have thought of this album cover concept
I'm beginning to see some analogy with a few other songs, like Stairway to Heaven or Free Bird, and this almost comes close, a slow build-up and then a change of tempo to an exhilarating climax, but I'm not convinced it quite makes it. Perhaps 'twas not the aim.
Not a big fan, but this one is great.  8
 citizenkeith wrote:
I hear tons of CJ every day. Are they really that good?

 
Yes.  But where do you hear "tons" of Cowboy Junkies every day?


 citizenkeith wrote:
I hear tons of CJ every day. Are they really that good?

 
no
Great album art.
I hear tons of CJ every day. Are they really that good?

Two days until summer!  This song puts a spring in my step...  love it...
 
 justin4kick wrote:

Seems like you have missed a season.
 

I can't wait for summer to arrive here this year in the Northern Hemisphere!

Love this song...  it is from a marvelous album...
 

 romeotuma wrote:

This song is soooo good it puts a spring in my step this autumn night...
 
 
Seems like you have missed a season.

This song is soooo good it puts a spring in my step this autumn night...
 
 justin4kick wrote:


@romeotuma: I have a pretty good idea of what your next comment will be. Don´t disappoint me.
 
I hope you are having a marvelous day right this minute... this song is fantastic...  forgive me if I disappoint you!
 romeotuma wrote:


This song is soooo good it puts a spring in my step this spring night...

 
 

@romeotuma: I have a pretty good idea of what your next comment will be. Don´t disappoint me.


This song is soooo good it puts a spring in my step this spring night...

 


This song is soooo good it puts a spring in my step this winter evening...

 
 mandolin wrote:
...this song sounds so much more peppy and uptempo after a glass of scotch...
 
blended?
...this song sounds so much more peppy and uptempo after a glass of scotch...
soooo sweet...  love this song...


marvelous...  love it...
 
She loves me knot.

Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...
 
love it !!
 

This song is soooo good for the external auditory meatus...




absolutely brilliant song...
 
 Nadine wrote:
oh delicious
 
Yes, this song is wonderful...
 
oh delicious
One of my least favorite voices in all of songdom. Worse then Bjork!{#Stop}
 fredriley wrote:
Ears to feed, work to do, awake to remain, mute to hit {#Sleep}
 

Yoda, is that you?


I'll dance to this...
 
8->9 like the change of rythm, uplifting!


We slow danced...  love this song...


 fredriley wrote:
Ears to feed, work to do, awake to remain, mute to hit {#Sleep}
 

Her voice should be dispensed by doctors in lieu of sleeping pills for those that suffer from insomnia!{#Lol}



beautiful...  love those strings...

 

 Hannio wrote:
A figure eight knot, which is what sailors use rather than an overhand knot because it is easier to loosen.  Overhand knots can get impossibly tight, and are the hallmark of landlubbers.
 

Well, um... I just like it 'cause it looks like a heart - a simple but powerful image.
 SinisterDexter wrote:
One of my favorite album covers.
 

A figure eight knot, which is what sailors use rather than an overhand knot because it is easier to loosen.  Overhand knots can get impossibly tight, and are the hallmark of landlubbers.

One of my favorite album covers.
 Cynaera wrote:
Something about the strings just adds something magical to this song.  I love the Junkies anyway, but this song is excellent.{#Sunny}
 


I agree...  love this song...

 
I just dig it.
So many cool parts I think.
But the playlist is making me snooze.
Ears to feed, work to do, awake to remain, mute to hit {#Sleep}
 Cynaera wrote:
Something about the strings just adds something magical to this song.  I love the Junkies anyway, but this song is excellent.{#Sunny}
 
agreed! - works so well with this tune.

I just love this song............ what a voice!!!
Something about the strings just adds something magical to this song.  I love the Junkies anyway, but this song is excellent.{#Sunny}
There aren't a lot of songs about being a parent, or even just referring to being a parent, but in addition to this one, there's also My Little Basquiat
skipping the obvious.. this Band has been good for a long time....
Very nice. Not usually into this band.
 isayhoomhom wrote:
A good song, but we just heard the Cowboy Junkies three hours ago!
 
Wow - picky aren't we!  {#Rolleyes}


soooo smooooth...  love it...



 dmax wrote:
Wow. I really liked this.
 

I know what you mean...  it is excellent...


Wow. I really liked this.
 handsomened wrote:

I agree.  It's sooo coool . . .

 

Yes, it's very groooovy....


 DigitalJer wrote:
The cellos / strings RULE.
 
Reminds me of a Television song with the build up at the end.

 isayhoomhom wrote:
A good song, but we just heard the Cowboy Junkies three hours ago!
 
They're good for ya.  Take at least 1 a day with everything else.  It's like taking a nap while you're awake, and I like 'em too.

it gets better!


A good song, but we just heard the Cowboy Junkies three hours ago!
The cellos / strings RULE.
 romeotuma wrote:


This song is good for the ears...
 
I agree.  It's sooo coool . . .

...bit of an i grieve thing in this song, i just realised, not sure which one came first...

It must take enormous discipline to make such consistly passionless music.  3

 govna wrote:
right, as if margo doesn't have one of the most coma-inducing voices in the history of voices.  1.
 
But sometimes a coma is a good thing... {#Lol}

 Wizzuvv_oz wrote:
brings me out of my Shawn Colvin coma
 
right, as if margo doesn't have one of the most coma-inducing voices in the history of voices.  1.

 Wizzuvv_oz wrote:
brings me out of my Shawn Colvin coma
 
I hope, me too!!

brings me out of my Shawn Colvin coma
f***ing great! As expected from this awfully good band.{#Clap}
Sweet.
 wenatchee wrote:


Agreed, such a departure and would be nice to see them diversify their portfolio ;-)
 
You have no clue about their portfolio.
Wow.  I've been out of touch w/ the Cowboy Junkies for a few years, but this is amazing.  {#Sunny}
there is a lot of the Cowboy Junkies that I don't care for, but I like this one.
 heberman wrote:
Cool album art.
 
I like the cover too—
song is also 8 for me
Cool album art.
I like the graphic simplicity of the album cover.


This song is good for the ears...


This is quite a departure from their usual meandering and contemplative musings. In other words: less boring. A 7 for now.
 Living_By_Design wrote:
Liked this song and wonder if their other music is like it? Like the strings and the sultry-ness of the song.
 I'm usually a one song guy ... rarely do I listen to an entire album.  "Lay It Down" from many years ago is a go-to album for some good, hunker-down listening.  Or when I'm cranking something out in the kitchen.  Check it out.


Liked this song and wonder if their other music is like it? Like the strings and the sultry-ness of the song.
 topherg87 wrote:
you know, im usually annoyed by Cowboy Junkies, but I think i actually enjoyed this. I definitely didnt turn it off. Liked the strings toward the end
 

Agreed, such a departure and would be nice to see them diversify their portfolio ;-)
Are we speaking about your writing?

 
thewiseking wrote:
i suppose there was a moment when sounding amateurish and as if you don't give a shit was interpreted as "arty".
that moment has passed.
 

Wow. Rockin' it Kate Bush-style here at the end ...

GREAT!{#Meditate}


Very nice, grows on me a little more each time I hear it. 8
Very nice . . . would like to see more of this tangent from CJ
CJ's do this tune oh so very right.  Love it.
Great song
Nice. I think they sound really good with the strings backing them on this one.
 ronniegirl wrote:
I really love this!   NO MATTER what they say below.
 
yeah. looks like excelsior opened himself (herself?) a few more accounts here.

I really love this!   NO MATTER what they say below.
 ThePoose wrote:

Margo couldn't sing up tempo if she received electroshock therapy. Imagine her trying to cover Helter Skelter.

If only Margo lived in hyperspace—or at least got hyper once in a while. I reckon her orgasms sound like sad sighs.
 
Funny stuff!

 laroue wrote:
 better CJ songs out there {#Wall}

 

Yep. This gets a resounding "meh," although I do like the second, instrumental bit.

 ppak wrote:


No English major but I
appreciate the perfect use of
the word Spate

 

innit?!  i agree.  {#Yes}
 driver8 wrote:
I love the instrumentation at the end.....

Oh, to lie in wait
As the shadows and the shapes
Spill across the walls
Like a river
Deep
In spate


 

No English major but I
appreciate the perfect use of
the word Spate

 laroue wrote:
 better CJ songs out there {#Wall}

 

wish there was.

I love the instrumentation at the end.....

Oh, to lie in wait
As the shadows and the shapes
Spill across the walls
Like a river
Deep
In spate


i suppose there was a moment when sounding amateurish and as if you don't give a shit was interpreted as "arty".
that moment has passed.
 better CJ songs out there {#Wall}

meh :yawn:
Your problem, not theirs. They left mediocre way WAY behind with their very first album. joshfm wrote:
Why can't Cowboy Junkies ever reach the point beyond mediocre? I want to like them, but I'm always left needing more.
ThePoose wrote:
I reckon her orgasms sound like sad sighs.
That's the funniest thing I've read today. :roflol:
Why can't Cowboy Junkies ever reach the point beyond mediocre? I want to like them, but I'm always left needing more.
you know, im usually annoyed by Cowboy Junkies, but I think i actually enjoyed this. I definitely didnt turn it off. Liked the strings toward the end
I was a little slow. I just caught the "knot" reference below. Duh.....
hasn't the whole affectless affect thing worn a bit thin?
Frawg wrote:
This is "slow and melancholy"?!? Are you living in hyperspace or what? s
Let me translate: All their songs are slow, which means not fast, and melancholy, which means not happy---more or less. Margo couldn't sing up tempo if she received electroshock therapy. Imagine her trying to cover Helter Skelter. If only Margo lived in hyperspace--or at least got hyper once in a while. I reckon her orgasms sound like sad sighs.
I really, really like this. It resonates so well with me at the moment. ...and I love the arrangement of the instruments. off to my Amazon wish-list.....