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Bruce Cockburn — Wait No More
Album: You've Never Seen Everything
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Released: 2003
Length: 3:59
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Wild things are prowling - storm winds are howling tonight
Everything's transforming into pure crystals of light
The heart is a mirror; it throws back the blaze of love
Bathed in that glow it's no secret what I'm thinking of
I want to wait no more
Wait no more
Wait no more
Sipping wine with angels in this torch-lit tavern by the sea
What does it take for what's locked up inside to be free?
Fold me into you, you know where I'm dying to be
When my ship sets sail on that ocean of deep mystery
I want to wait no more
Wait no more
Wait no more
What does it take for the heart to explode into stars?
One day we'll wake to remember how lovely we are
Lightning's a kiss that lands hot on the loins of the sky
Something uncoils at the base of my spine and I cry
I want to wait no more
Wait no more
Wait no more
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Did not like this much on the first listen but with repetition, it grows.

Cockburn is a homie.  I have had the privilege to attend two of his concerts -- one unplugged, the other plugged -- and both were absolutely fabulous.
 number7 wrote:

He really is a STAR.
Bruce is remarkable.
I think he and Peter Gabriel should collaborate or maybe Harry Manx.
Oh hell, the trio. Harry, Pete & Bruce supergroup!


Harry Manx for sure. First time I heard this song I thought it WAS Harry. I would love to hear a collaboration between him and Bruce.
 junebaby65 wrote:
I'd rather listen to this Bruce than Springsteen. 
 
I'd rather be a hammer than a nail.
Love Bruce Cockburn, can’t get enough. Doesn’t hurt that he lives in my hood here in San Francisco.
 Amyjacksoncc wrote:
you guys -- do you understand minimalism?
 
This isn't minimalism.
 scottdoggett wrote:
Wow, that's an unfortunate surname. Terrific musician though.
 
It's pronounced Coburn.
Never suntan naked & fall asleep.... Cockburn
Wow, that's an unfortunate surname. Terrific musician though.
 junebaby65 wrote:
I'd rather listen to this Bruce than Springsteen. 

 

What, you don't like rock glockenspiel?
He really is a STAR.
Bruce is remarkable.
I think he and Peter Gabriel should collaborate or maybe Harry Manx.
Oh hell, the trio. Harry, Pete & Bruce supergroup!
I'd rather listen to this Bruce than Springsteen. 
 Kaw wrote:
Bruce makes my {#Frustrated} I dont like any of his music.

 
That's a bummer, esp. since RP plays a lot of Bruce. Was just thinking that he's covered a lot of ground since "Wondering Where the Lions Are." Bruce can get a little preachy sometimes...

Nice segue from Harry Manx — Shadow Of The Whip to this, though. 
  

 Amyjacksoncc wrote:
you guys — do you understand minimalism?

  
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I think this song is a pretty cool way to describe and tell a story about a common condition among sexually active folks.  Of course, if you are not (or are no longer) as such, I can see how it might not be hitting the fun buttons for you...
 
 Amyjacksoncc wrote:
you guys — do you understand minimalism?

 
Yes.
Bruce makes my {#Frustrated} I dont like any of his music.
Bruuuuuuuce! {#Bananajam}
 Amyjacksoncc wrote:
you guys — do you understand minimalism?

 
I'll venture a guess......monotonous repetition?
 MinMan wrote:
I just want to say something inane about his given name... or maybe a joke about farts. Take your choice.

 

Fart jokes, please :o)

If you think Cockburn pronounced Coburn is strange, think of weird names of the British aristocracy. Cholmondely-Farquhar comes to mind...
you guys -- do you understand minimalism?
gosh, this is horrid. someone put him out of his misery.
another master{#Guitarist}{#Dancingbanana}

this song gives me a headache...need to turn the volume down to prevent me from having a melt down...
 bronorb wrote:
Nice guitar playing but this song deos nothing for me.
 
Very tedious
Gimme a break, Bruce.  You call these lyrics?
I really feel with Bruce for his burn...
I just want to say something inane about his given name... or maybe a joke about farts. Take your choice.
Particular, original, passionate, rithmical song
Bill must be a true fan. Seriously. He has played a Bruce gem from nearly every album. 
 
Like this song and it hasnèt even started playing yet.
Nice guitar playing but this song deos nothing for me.
Both names - Bruce and COCKBURN - are punishment!
 floydoftherocks wrote:
why does Bill pronounce it 'co-burn'?

where i'm from we pronounce it 'cackburn'

{#Ask}
 
Because that is his name. 
why does Bill pronounce it 'co-burn'?

where i'm from we pronounce it 'cackburn'

{#Ask}


Cockburn?
There are very few songs of Cockburn's that I don't like. And this isn't one of them. Wow. Just passionate and articulate. "Something uncoils at the base of my spine..."  {#Meditate}

Yet another tasty treat from Bruce.
Would have bet money that was Nick Cave.
 Gutter wrote:
I get to see Bruce Cockburn Live Nov 16th!!  Nice little theatre in Northern Ontario, only fits about 160 people.   Should be a great show!  https://classictheatre.net/2009-10/cockburn.php
 

Lucky you!! Bruce plays Canada much more often than the states....    :( last year he was here doing a solo acoustic show....unreal....his song about Beautiful Creatures was spellbinding!!!!

I get to see Bruce Cockburn Live Nov 16th!!  Nice little theatre in Northern Ontario, only fits about 160 people.   Should be a great show!  https://classictheatre.net/2009-10/cockburn.php
I love the underlying rhythm in this song.  In fact, that train-like rhythm is something I love in many songs that share it's pace.

Very nice.
This whole cd is so vibrant and gritty, edgy....deep.  I absoluetly love it!  {#Drummer}
 EssexTex wrote:

No Pain no gain

 

gotta love the unabashed spirituality coming across as fierce and funky rather than sappy and sloppy. no mean feat, Mr. C.
drtjdel wrote:
Painful.

No Pain no gain

Bruce and a number of guys in this particular band have, shall we say, "interpersonal challenges". That said, this is an excellent CD. Highly recommended.
Bruce is totally amazing on the acoustic guitar. Deserves as much recognition for his acoustic playing as he's had for his fine songwriting, lyrics and diverse musical compositions.
Bruce's musicianship has always been great and his lyrics timely. He's right on, . . . again . . .
It took a while, but this disc has really grown on me. I'm due to see him, it's been too long since my last Bruce show.
I've always understood if someone doesn't care for Bruce C. BUT, once you dig this guy...wow.
Painful.
Sounds outstanding to me!
Bruce continues to show his prowess as a great Canadian song writer. A great guitar player, too!