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Robert Plant & Alison Krauss — Trampled Rose
Album: Raising Sand
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Released: 2007
Length: 5:26
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Long way going to
Get my medicine
Sky's the autumn grey of a lonely wren

Piano from a window played
Gone tomorrow, gone yesterday

I found it in the street
At first I did not see
Lying at my feet
A trampled rose

Passing the hat in church
It never stops going around

You never pay just once
To get the job done

What I done to me,
I done to you
What happened to the trampled rose?

In the muddy street
With the fireworks and leaves

A blind man with a cup I asked
Would he sing 'Kisses Sweeter Than Wine'

I know that rose,
Like I know my name
The one I gave my love,
It was the same
Now I find it in the street,
A trampled rose
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Below is an amateur recording, but it's still pretty good:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=dijM7m4v1bE&list=RDdijM7m4v1bE&index=1 
A Tom Waits piece!
 scarletdancer wrote:
I haven't cared for much that I've heard from Alison Krauss, but this is really beautiful.  Thumbs up!

 
The exact opposite for me. This is weird-eeeeeered. Her earlier work is heavenly.
 Stingray wrote:
Plant is back with the boys!

Zep-tour in the making - no joke!

Album...?

 
SCIENTOLOGIST!!  Oh, wait, that's Beck or somebody....
I haven't cared for much that I've heard from Alison Krauss, but this is really beautiful.  Thumbs up!
Liked it enough to tab over and rate it!
Interesting I can see where some of this ties into Plants latest album.  He mentioned in an interview that some of the stuff on the new album he tried with Alison Krauss but it did not work or was not the time for it.  
 Stingray wrote:

Plant is back with the boys!

Zep-tour in the making - no joke!

Album...?



 
No Zep tour...and what does that have to with this very good song, anyway?

Plant is back with the boys!

Zep-tour in the making - no joke!

Album...?


My favourite track from this wonderful album. Haunting. Alison's voice is phenomenal.
Edit: Whoops, looking back at the track list, "Please Read the Letter" is actually my favourite track, this is my second.  
Beautiful album... Always glad to hear this here.
Kraus.
You either get her or you don't.
Not much room for compromise.
I like her yet she does annoy me at times.
But a genuine person and a great collaborator. 
 Danimal174 wrote:
Happy birthday, Alison Krauss!

 
Awwwww—- thank you  ♥


Somebody needs to trample this CD.
What are you all—- a bunch of little girls in a mall somewhere?  OMG!!!!   I think I see what's going on, but its like watching a slow wreck.  What a miserable bunch.
Nope....still hate it.
The song that couldn't die.
Annoyingly memorable
So whiny.
Robert Plant...?
Where?
two horrors in a row - this one really suits the awful Mumford and Sons played just before. Oh well, I haven't had a spate of <5s here for a while, but this high pitched squealing really must stop! please!

Not a good song to start off my day on Radio Paradise.  I really hope this doesn't set the tone for the rest of the day... ugh!
Not my taste!
 Relayer wrote:

Robert doesn't smoke, he quit in the mid 80s. ...
 



Look closely. {#Shhh}
 Tana wrote:

I think her voice beautiful and everything, but there is a restraint about it that I find bothersome. She always seems to be holding back, never goes all out.

 
I didn't hear it until it was pointed out, but I can hear the restraint in her voice.  Makes me really wonder what her voice would sound like if she really went all out and wailed.  Is she afraid of her voice cracking or sounding imperfect?  One has to look no further then Thom Yorke, Tom Waits, or even (for the more pop music minded) Kings of Leon to find examples of imperfect voices making fantastic music.  Of course, I suppose if she pushed it too hard she might risk those silky smooth pipes and wouldn't be able to make the kind of music she's been making for years.

 Ericocean wrote:
That was painful
 
You may be doing it wrong.

That was painful
Alison DID have a career before she hooked up with Plant. Play more AK!! But leave this album to marinate for a bit.
 Forest267 wrote:
Something about this reminds me of Radiohead... surprised to learn this was Plant/Krauss.
 
Just a wild guess, but maybe it was the keening.  Reminds me that you can hire people to show up and cry at a funeral.

 Alexandra wrote:


Yeah, you know...I love her voice too and really do NOT like how she uses it in this song. Especially those repetitive 3 notes....
 

I knew I'd heard the phrasing, and those notes, before. Check out the song "Island" from Heather Nova's album Oyster; exactly the same.
Something about this reminds me of Radiohead... surprised to learn this was Plant/Krauss.
cats in the alley....
 Alexandra wrote:
Yeah, you know...I love her voice too and really do NOT like how she uses it in this song. Especially those repetitive 3 notes....
 
I think her voice beautiful and everything, but there is a restraint about it that I find bothersome. She always seems to be holding back, never goes all out.

 peter_james_bond wrote:
Alison Krauss........{#Heartkiss}
 

I agree with you, well not exactly like this, but yes, she has a wondeful voice and she is elegantly beautiful.
Great song
Alison Krauss........{#Heartkiss}
Alison kept thousands spellbound with this song at the RED ROCKS last year.This was a highlight for me.
This is the voice that the girl from Bat For Lashes wishes she had...
 Leslie wrote:
I love this song. The simple banjo is a very nice accompaniment. This is one of my favorite tracks on the album, actually.
 
Me too. Great banjo............


Happy birthday, Alison Krauss!

I like this CD, I think its pretty enjoyable. What I dont understand is why they made a cover on one of the FEW weak songs Tom Waits has released. I dont even think this is a good song with Mr Waits, and I'm a BIG fan.

 mamerjamer wrote:
I guess Robert was on a smoke break for this one - unusual, and I'm not sure in a good way.  I like almost everything that I have ever heard from Allison Krauss, but this one may be the "almost" part.
 


Robert doesn't smoke, he quit in the mid 80s. Guess I am revealing my neediness now.
 flyin_bri wrote:
What's with the album cover? Looks like they just threw a water balloon at Jimmy Page . . .
 
An' his guitar was still plugged in too...smokin'...{#Roflol}

But...

This album won lot's of Grammys. That makes it very popular. Doesn't that mean it sucks now and you shouldn't play it anymore? You know like Sting or U2? {#Rolleyes}
I love this song. The simple banjo is a very nice accompaniment. This is one of my favorite tracks on the album, actually.
Very good interpretation. I love Plant songs but this ones is far away better on is original version by Tom Waits
 rah wrote:
i'm really surprised at all the negative comments. this is the song that got me to buy this album, and i'm not in the least disappointed.
 
I'm with you! The concert was outstanding, too. 
 d00kie wrote:
This is just as annoying as that repetetive "please read the letter song"
 
Well said!

I guess Robert was on a smoke break for this one - unusual, and I'm not sure in a good way.  I like almost everything that I have ever heard from Allison Krauss, but this one may be the "almost" part.
Not entirely. I had higher expections when I bought the disc, being a big fan of both artists, but right now I'm of the mind there are only a couple of strong songs there. It might just be me though, I'm gonna keep looking for a while.
A friend told me to buy this album, and I have not liked much of it that I have heard. But I like the feel of this song...so I am in the minority here eh?
Weakest track on an otherwise good recording.
I hardly ever comment but this song (at low volume) is really annoying me. I had to hit mute until it was over. I also felt compelled to rate it a 1 and to comment! I normally like Alison and Robert but I just can't get into this song.
Ntropy wrote:
Alison Krauss has a lovely voice. Except on this song. If I have to hear that nasally whine on this awful song again...I might :crashcomp:
Yeah, you know...I love her voice too and really do NOT like how she uses it in this song. :sad: Especially those repetitive 3 notes....:eek:
I now owe my colleague a beer "I bet if I open the comments for this track someone will have called it haunting"
Bobbie? (She's the one with the boobies!...LOL) :roflol: radioshock wrote:
Robert can whine too- jump right on in when your ready Boobie.
Robert can whine too- jump right on in when your ready Boobie.
i'm really surprised at all the negative comments. this is the song that got me to buy this album, and i'm not in the least disappointed.
babyjuice wrote:
Wheres Robert? I do believe he's there in spirit, as Alison clearly wails his wail from "The Battle of Evermore"
This is a great album, but it does need more actual duets between the two.
Theres Robert Damaging the Brand again!
ThePoose wrote:
Is that a hammered dulcimer in the B/G?
I don't think so. It might be the toy piano or dobro you're hearing.
This is just as annoying as that repetetive "please read the letter song" :frustrated:
:wall:
I have been waiting all weekend for this song. It is so amazing. I can't get enough of it. Mr. Paradise please just put this on repeat mode and let the good times roll. :bananasplit:
Alison Krauss has a lovely voice. Except on this song. If I have to hear that nasally whine on this awful song again...I might :crashcomp:
Is that a hammered dulcimer in the B/G?
MUTE MUTE MUTE! :puke:
How 'bout following this with Arlington by the Wailin' Jennys...
Why are songs sung by females so haunting? Must be a hormonal thing.
TrÚs beau morceau , trÚs belle voix d'Alisson Krauss. Du miel !!! :bounce:
I love those beats at the end. Perfect ending to an eerie song.
This song has just the right amount of Robert Plant :pray:
What's with the album cover? Looks like they just threw a water balloon at Jimmy Page . . .
That's three very somber songs in a row. Mondays are hard enough. (I do like this song, though.)
michaelgmitchell wrote:
I've heard a lot about this CD from commercial radio. The one tune they play to death is okay. This one's a bit creepy. Where's Robert? Hopped out for a coffee? Maybe he couldn't take the wailing, either? I'm at 3 - and that's generous.
Wheres Robert? I do believe he's there in spirit, as Alison clearly wails his wail from "The Battle of Evermore"
Cool progression of songs. They flow together really well.
She doesn't know it, and I can't explain why, but I will forever associate this song with Agnes's best friend, Mo.
segueman wrote:
Tom Waits from the recent album Real Gone.
Just remember, Tom Waits for nobody!
Lvoe almost anything from this album. The rest is good.
Very interesting....in a disturbing/haunting way.
segueman wrote:
Tom Waits from the recent album Real Gone.
ahhh geez - i'm quite irked with myself having not remembered that. I own that album and he is one of my favorites, but I do find his version of this song one of the rare songs of his that I will skip past on occasion. many thanks for the clarification :cheesygrin:
DrGonzo wrote:
who did the original version of this? i could swear i've heard some male vocalist do it but he sounds kind of whiny on the longer, non-word notes... (descriptive mind not working today).
Tom Waits from the recent album Real Gone.
who did the original version of this? i could swear i've heard some male vocalist do it but he sounds kind of whiny on the longer, non-word notes... (descriptive mind not working today).
miahfost wrote:
This is a great, great record.
I'd agree, though I gave this song a 4. The rest of the album is really strong. That incessant wail just turns this track sour for me. Pro Tools abuse - copy, copy, copy...
Kind of roots country..ish
Ouch...my head now hurts....make it stop!!!!
Wow, direct segue from Neko -> Allison. That's a mighty one-two punch!
She's sublime.... him I could do without.
I'll confess to whatever you want if it gets the complainers to shut up. King_Balt wrote:
confession tune... that is one if you were held in a cell at GITMO and subjected to this on a loop - you would confess to anything to make it stop.
miahfost wrote:
This is a great, great record.
Yes, and even my wife (who hates Led Zeppelin, mainly because of Plant's vocals) loves it.
It's growing on me...begrudgingly...simply by familiarity.
Wow, what's up with all the haters? This song is beautiful, her voice is beautiful...I love it.
Not my song... :snooty:
This is a great, great record.
confession tune... that is one if you were held in a cell at GITMO and subjected to this on a loop - you would confess to anything to make it stop.
I've heard a lot about this CD from commercial radio. The one tune they play to death is okay. This one's a bit creepy. Where's Robert? Hopped out for a coffee? Maybe he couldn't take the wailing, either? I'm at 3 - and that's generous.
Honeyman wrote:
Don't worry, it doesn't. ...and stop yelling.
Best comment I've read all day. Truly.
rickhoran wrote:
so many negative posts on this song and yet its still a 6.5. i don't understand why its not lower. you would think reading the posts it would be like a 3 or 4. which in my opinion is still 3 or 4 too high.
Maybe the people that rated it higher than 5 are not literate.
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cafortier wrote:
If I could give this song a negative number.....I would! Gives me a headache everytime I hear it. :headache:
so many negative posts on this song and yet its still a 6.5. i don't understand why its not lower. you would think reading the posts it would be like a 3 or 4. which in my opinion is still 3 or 4 too high.
If I could give this song a negative number.....I would! Gives me a headache everytime I hear it. :headache:
If I could give this song a -2, I would.
secretary7 wrote:
THIS IS THE MOST AMAZING SONG EVER MADE! I LOVE IT AND I WISH IT WOULD NEVER STOP.
Don't worry, it doesn't. ...and stop yelling.
THIS IS THE MOST AMAZING SONG EVER MADE! I LOVE IT AND I WISH IT WOULD NEVER STOP.
This whole album is horrible. Make it stop
rickhoran wrote:
its over. its really over! thank goodness.
It's back! :frustrated: :frustrated: :frustrated:
sdn wrote:
Boy, it just goes on forever, doesn't it?
its over. its really over! thank goodness.
I've tried and tried to get into this considering the talent and reputations of the artists and the considerable RP airplay, but I just can't. it's a three for me.
way too much airplay for such an annoyingly whiney song
Boy, it just goes on forever, doesn't it?
Alpine wrote:
Allison Krause could sing the dictionary and make it sound angelic.
True I would normally agree with you 1000 percent...but her vocals on this really are not doing it for me for some reason....
bodhisattva1031 wrote:
the wai-ai-aia-ailing ruins it. plain and simple :wall:
Fully agree! This is a really good album, but I think this song is a real clunker. It would be fine if they didn't go to that "wail" well so often.
the wai-ai-aia-ailing ruins it. plain and simple :wall:
Lots of tin ears out there but that's OK. This is a beautiful Tom Waits song covered by an unlikely but beautiful voice. If you only want to listen to Robert Plant, please, listen to a Led Zeplin CD and reserve your disingenuous comments for another time.
Bill, are you serious right now? :frustrated:
OldFrenchie wrote:
This is really a bad song and I'm forcing myself to listen to it as penance for all the misdeeds I've committed today. I've done some pretty horrible things, obviously.
Jeeez, is there anything that you do like? This is a great song!?!
This is really a bad song and I'm forcing myself to listen to it as penance for all the misdeeds I've committed today. I've done some pretty horrible things, obviously.
What I done to me, I done to you What happened to the trampled rose?
rickhoran wrote:
is robert plant singing at all in this song?
After much digging on the internet, I have to admit that I don't think he's on here at all. Not even playing an instrument as far as I can tell. Still, the rest of what I've heard from this album is pure bliss. Really beautiful harmonies.
Mina_the_Boo wrote:
You can subject me to Robert Plant all day long. Yum.
is robert plant singing at all in this song?
You can subject me to Robert Plant all day long. Yum.