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Robinella — Down the Mountain
Album: Solace for the Lonely
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Released: 2006
Length: 3:01
Plays (last 30 days): 0
I started down the mountain several years ago
Seems I couldn't move much faster fallin' down this path ya know
I've was searchin' for some answers
and I didn't want to climb
so I started down the mountain but no answers did I find

I couldn't say
I do not know
Could you point which way to go
I am lost, I'm a victim, I'm a sinner in my soul
I'm a poor wayfarin' stranger
I have nothin' left to lose
I have fallen down the mountain
Wretched righteous, flesh for fools

Sadness flows like water down the lonely mountain side
Who would walk beside a sinner who has bubbles in his pride
People say they do not know, when I know they've done the same
Who would take the repercussions when the bottle is to blame

I couldn't say, I do not know
Could you point which way to go
I am lost, I'm a victim, I'm a sinner in my soul
I'm a poor wayfarin' stranger
I have nothin' left to lose
I have fallen down the mountain
Wretched righteous, flesh for fools

I'm winding down a river, I will ride this silver road
Down the path of least resistance
Chasing whipporwills and beau
I don't miss the time I lingered
in the clouds up in the sky
But I'll never climb the mountain for those days have passed me by

I couldn't say, I do not know
Could you point which way to go
I am lost, I'm a victim, I'm a sinner in my soul
I'm a poor wayfarin' stranger
I have nothin' left to lose
I have fallen down the mountain
Wretched righteous, flesh for fools
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I'm unsure if I've heard this before on RP. I think this is a first. And I like it. A lot. Sweet.  It's bringing tears to the eyes. Love the whole texture of the track. 
"Man Over" is in the vault, how 'bout dusting that one off Bill?
Dark Beautiful
Hmmmm.....I suppose the lyrics reflect the viewpoint of an angel fallen down and livin' amongst us mere mortals?  Or maybe better to say a soul birthed from the firmament?  All I can say is..."Hey...we're all just a bit lost down here ain't we?  So grab a hold of those you love and hang on as best you can.  Life, it's a crazy ride that much is certain."

Highlow
American Net'Zen
Shades of Dolly in this. 
Glad to hear a fresh tune from her.
Must investigate more - like an Australian Ani diFranco with less vigour...
Richard Rogers?!
 TuneAgeWhereWoof wrote:
That was kind of nice, at least here in the PST zone morning time coffee time...
 
Yup. I hear this as a morning coffee accompaniment, too!
That was kind of nice, at least here in the PST zone morning time coffee time...
Ooh, love this song so much! Wish RP would play it more often, tho...
very nice voice - and a really likable tune.
OK now we're movin in the right direction...how about a segway to lets say Antje Duvekot ....or Mark Knopfler and i'm out.  Nothin particularly against you Mark just not what i'm lookin for today.

I love Robinella! Wooo {#Hearteyes}
I hear Ane Brun, darn it Bill, made me look again.
That's why I keep listening!!{#Cheesygrin}


Robinella  by pscc.ets
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Local band Robinella performed in the courtyard 

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 annie_fannie wrote:


Old school Dolly...just a little tinge of it in her voice. maybe it's just me?
 
No, I hear it also.  Pretty good actually.

boredom
 WonderLizard wrote:

Do us a favor, please? Check in from time to time, so we know you're okay. Song posts work. BTW, I don't think she sounds like Dolly either—more like Ani Difranco, yes?

 

Old school Dolly...just a little tinge of it in her voice. maybe it's just me?
 turnernathan wrote:
i have a real personal connection to this song.  about two years ago i was in a record store/book store.
looking thru the diffrent items available to listen to. i came across this and it really hit me hard.
being that had just got released from a detox center, man i was really going thru it at that time.
i was lonely wand walking the streets and this music was some comfort for me.
man i was standing in the middle of the record store crying my eyes out. 
anyway, it was real good for me. than you robinella. 
i dont think she sounds like dolly parton
 
Do us a favor, please? Check in from time to time, so we know you're okay. Song posts work. BTW, I don't think she sounds like Dolly either—more like Ani Difranco, yes?

 turnernathan wrote:
i have a real personal connection to this song.  about two years ago i was in a record store/book store.
looking thru the diffrent items available to listen to. i came across this and it really hit me hard.
being that had just got released from a detox center, man i was really going thru it at that time.
i was lonely wand walking the streets and this music was some comfort for me.
man i was standing in the middle of the record store crying my eyes out. 
anyway, it was real good for me. than you robinella. 
i dont think she sounds like dolly parton
 

This is an incredibly beautiful experience although probably in a very tough and difficult moment of your life. I express myself quite badly in English and it sounds naive and gross, but I do understand how important it must be in such dark corners to find an echo in somebody else's story. The lyrics of this song will definitely have a different meaning for me now.
I very much hope you are in a better place these days.

I couldn't say, I do not know
Could you point which way to go
I am lost, I'm a victim, I'm a sinner in my soul
I'm a poor wayfarin' stranger
I have nothin' left to lose
I have fallen down the mountain
Wretched righteous, flesh for fools

The "now playing" is not working....
I have to go to Playlist to see who is playing...so much work!Just kidding...
Take your time Bill.... Happy New Year to you and Rebecca!
Far too much steel guitar, twang and fiddle in tonights playlist....
Sometimes this station slays me.....other times, like tonight, its just plain murder.
 turnernathan wrote:
i have a real personal connection to this song.  about two years ago i was in a record store/book store.
looking thru the diffrent items available to listen to. i came across this and it really hit me hard.
being that had just got released from a detox center, man i was really going thru it at that time.
i was lonely wand walking the streets and this music was some comfort for me.
man i was standing in the middle of the record store crying my eyes out. 
anyway, it was real good for me. than you robinella. 
i dont think she sounds like dolly parton
 

Your story makes me appreciate this song even more. Thanks for telling it. I hope that you're doing much better now.
 turnernathan wrote:
i have a real personal connection to this song.  about two years ago i was in a record store/book store.
looking thru the diffrent items available to listen to. i came across this and it really hit me hard.
being that had just got released from a detox center, man i was really going thru it at that time.
i was lonely wand walking the streets and this music was some comfort for me.
man i was standing in the middle of the record store crying my eyes out. 
anyway, it was real good for me. than you robinella. 
i dont think she sounds like dolly parton
 

Nice story. Good luck, pal. Hope it's working for you.

 DaveInVA wrote:
Sounds like another Dolly Parton wannabe though its not to bad considering...
 

more like a mixture of Dolly Parton and Ani Difranco....weird...but kinda cool too.
i have a real personal connection to this song.  about two years ago i was in a record store/book store.
looking thru the diffrent items available to listen to. i came across this and it really hit me hard.
being that had just got released from a detox center, man i was really going thru it at that time.
i was lonely wand walking the streets and this music was some comfort for me.
man i was standing in the middle of the record store crying my eyes out. 
anyway, it was real good for me. than you robinella. 
i dont think she sounds like dolly parton
Sounds like another Dolly Parton wannabe though its not to bad considering...
This voice enamours me.
Thats reet perty.
Lovely, I like it, kinda soothing ...
Good stuff
yeah, if we're going to make comparisons this is way more accurate than norah jones...

 coffee-eyes wrote:
Odd, but I hear Ani DeFranco if she went country. 
 


Norah Jones Style but not the voice of her not at all!!
Kind of Ani DiFranco lite. But still, I like it. Talented gal.

Whoever she is, I like her.
A definite Dolly Parton soundalike, but luckily not a tenth as cheesy, so just about listenable, which is saying a lot seeing as I loathe C&W with a vengeance.
 Al_Koholic wrote:
Nice seq from Ripple.  Lovely song too, first time hearing it.
 
Yes indeed, was about to say the same.

Nice seq from Ripple.  Lovely song too, first time hearing it.
 coffee-eyes wrote:
Odd, but I hear Ani DeFranco if she went country. 
 
And I heard Ane Brun doing americana.
Robinella is a bit of a local phenomena here in Knoxville (I think she plays weekly at Barley's). Nice to hear her get some wider exposure at RP!
Indistinguishable from the seemingly dozens of cutesy girlie girls that are flooding the airwaves lately.
I'm not sure what the real lyrics are, but every time I hear this song it sounds like she says "kitty porn".
 Gartholamundi wrote:

don't worry. the "mean" tells a brighter story than the average.

 

I don't mean to sound mean, but I think you mean median.

holborne wrote:
Like this song more every time I hear it. I wish the average rating were a little higher.

don't worry. the "mean" tells a brighter story than the average.

Like this song more every time I hear it. I wish the average rating were a little higher.
What great lyrics!  very catchy tune.
She sounds like Dolly Parton meets Edie Brickell.  Nice sound.
 coffee-eyes wrote:
Odd, but I hear Ani DeFranco if she went country. 
 
Yep.

Woo-hoo!  This song was on my "to be uploaded" list for a while now... never seemed to get around to it.    Thanks to whoever uploaded (or to Bill if he found this on his own).

I also think it's sad she ditched the CC string band.  Saw them play many good shows together.  Times apparently get tough when you tour A LOT with your husband (best friend?) and brother in law, I guess.  Anyhow, that whole situation is a shame.  She sounds good solo, tho— wish her the best.


Tasty number.
Odd, but I hear Ani DeFranco if she went country. 

Ah, I finally found out why the chorus seemed familiar:

"I'm a bitch, I'm a lover, I'm a child, I'm a mother, I'm a sinner, I'm a saint, I do not feel ashamed"

Not quite the same, but similar enough to make bang my head every time I heard this song and couldn't remember what it reminded me of. All that head-banging makes me forgetful, so I'm archiving this here for next time {#Cheesygrin} .

Nice song.



Wow came back from break, pop'd on my headphones and thought it was a new Dolly song. =)
nice. ..
!!Hello!!.......** 7 **
...i hear a touch of joanna newsom...
Cute song.  A 7 on first listen.  I need to look her up and see what her story is.  

Okay, I looked her up.  I think I like this even more now.  There seems to be much there.
Aww—did she ditch the C.C. String Band?

Ahh—it looks like she ditched C.C.