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Iron & Wine — Glad Man Singing
Album: Kiss Each Other Clean
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Released: 2011
Length: 4:35
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Yonder come a glad man singing a song
About a soldier want a boot and a fallen angel
Naked as a fish at night
About a sad man climbed up a willow bough
And the cops are on the fence around the dog in the manger
And the mouth of the river is wide
Wide
Wide

Yonder come a glad man singing a song
About the bushes by the gas pump gone to flower
And a constant star collides
About a sad man saying: "they've forgotten how"
And a baby quit sucking when the milk went sour
And the mouth of the river is wide
Wide
Wide
Wide
Wide

About a sad man lost in the hammock sway
When the bridal gown came mama spit out the window
And the cops said: "the dog won't bite"
And the sad man's saying: "they've forgotten when"
And the blood running black in the valley shadow
And the river running all the while

Yonder come a glad man singing a song
About a lover rolled over, said: "you must be tired"
And the truth coming towards the light
About a sad man knocking on a chapel door
And a burned out boat called ''"Tried by Fire"''
And the mouth of the river is wide
Wide
Wide
Wide
Wide
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NO.
 errantpenny wrote:
I keep hearing "But Oz never did give nothing to the Tin Man, that he didn't, didn't already have."

Yes, that's a 70s song by America. Yes, I am old.

 
It's funny that at least two other people seem to agree with you.  To me this song sounds nothing like America's "Tin Man" at all - not the tempo, not the melody, not the chord progression - nothing other than both songs having acoustic guitars.
Bill is kicking it today with a great playlist.  One of SD better albums.
Ugg!  I'll be Glad when that Man stops Singing.
 errantpenny wrote:
I keep hearing "But Oz never did give nothing to the Tin Man, that he didn't, didn't already have."

Yes, that's a 70s song by America. Yes, I am old.

 
Uh huh -me too!
Definitely sounds like L&M....this song makes me feel like everything's Ok...no mater what.
 dcdude wrote:
wow... did I think this was Loggins (and Messina),  quite a different sound from Iron & Wine.

 

Yes, that singing voice did sound a little like Loggins.
This is brilliant!
There's something about this song that feels incredibly hopeful, celebratory... at peace with things, however those things may be. I'm not sure I can put my finger on why that is, but I know I smile whenever this one comes on, and have to turn it up and sing along. Thanks for playing it, RP. It always brightens my day to hear it!
Is that a real vibraphone? I've had a soft spot for vibes since Ruth Underwood played with The Mothers.
wow... did I think this was Loggins (and Messina),  quite a different sound from Iron & Wine.
This one is definitely a "grower" I'd have to say.  I heard it many times before it really grew on me, and now I am a huge fan.  Thanks for showing me Iron & Wine RP!
Bounces along pleasantly, but not exceptionally. Maybe it's a grower. 
Makes me feel good every time I hear it.......
This is such a lovely, summery song.
great set, beautiful tunes where even reading the lyrics can be uplifting 
Well, I like this. It reminds me of Bruce Cockburn circa Dancing in the Dragon's Jaws.
 dgjeeg wrote:
Soaring vocals caught my ears.
Love what they do!
Always have.
His sound has evolved!

 

I could have dittoed what you said---i'm glad there's good music in this world, I hear a lot of complaining but find great stuff on here and elsewhere in the last decade.
going to be adding this sweet little baby to my pod...cheers R.P.
This is the one I was looking for....
Cynaera
(South of Neanderthal)
Posted: May 11, 2011 - 12:54 < Reply >

 Jelani wrote:
woo oo oo oo oo hoo oo !
waa aa aa aa aa haa! 

I kinda like that.
  
I can't listen to this song without thinking about your comment, Jelani.... I think it only adds to the absolute joy I feel when I hear it (it's on my CD player in my Sidekick now, and I can't seem to get past it - I just keep hitting "repeat.")  Today was a day off - I went in to work, but my boss said the temperature wasn't going to be warm enough to warrant watering the greenhouse and nursery plants, so I collected my paycheck, banked it, and played. The sky was so blue, the air so warm, traffic was moving slowly, as if they wanted to savor this blessed glimpse of true spring after all the rain, wind, and snow...

And I listened to this song, over and over, and I sang to it. I sang.  I haven't actually sung to a song for a long time, so the voice was husky and raw and off-key at first, but as I drove, I kept singing to the "woo oo oo oo oo hoo oo" chorus, and every time I did, I thought of you and smiled.

Holy cow.  I have a SOUL, and it's sorta happy now! {#Sunny}

 Cynaera wrote:
I was sinking into one of those dreaded depressions, and this song played. I'll live to fight another day. (And hugs to Jelani, for reasons I can't even begin to explain.)
 
It's really odd, I was scrolling through the comments looking for a reply from Cynaera on a comment I'd made on this song, and came across this. 
This wasn't what I was looking for; I had never seen this comment until now, and now it has started me crying. 

Cheers Cynaera... 
Gave it a 6. Sounds like a modern Kenny Loggins song.
 joelbb wrote:
It's all our fault, us being the Baby Boomers.  We were the ones who first told pop musicians that they were profound thinkers.  This sort of gag-a-maggot dweeb-shit is what has resulted.  Yet another piece of our shame.  T-talkin' b-bout MY g-generation.
 
A very well expressed opinion. I disagree but found your post quite interesting.
Not sure about this one.  Kind of a poppy sound, different from what I&W I've heard previously.  Was across the room when it came on, thought it might be an obscure Loggins-Messina song from the 70s.
It's all our fault, us being the Baby Boomers.  We were the ones who first told pop musicians that they were profound thinkers.  This sort of gag-a-maggot dweeb-shit is what has resulted.  Yet another piece of our shame.  T-talkin' b-bout MY g-generation.
Not bad!
Nice ebb and flow vocally😌
Soaring vocals caught my ears.
Love what they do!
Always have.
His sound has evolved!

Soooo good

Wonderful background vocals
I love Iron & Wine but this is really bad.  Sorry
The wahhahhhwahhhhooo woooooooo is not pleasant, the rest of the song is
gotta love a glad man singin'...
Uhg.  I was hoping this had been removed from the song list.     The lyrics here just strike me as incredibly inane.   Was Alanis Morissette a contributor?
Well now I've to get this on my latest mix C.D. for a trip up to San Luis Obispo.

Another great driving song.
 GawgaBoy wrote:
so far.... it's real quiet.

 
 mandolin wrote:

...can you name any iron and wine songs which aren't?..
 
This one.

 juanos wrote:
I might like it even more later
 
Later = after a few beers?

This Album is sooooo RAD!!!   
sounds a bit like George Micheal to me, not too bad tough! I might like it even more later
Woo,oo,woo,oo,oo,oo,oo,hoo!
 finoufk wrote:



Uhh, yeah!  Me too!!

welcome to the club !
 
LOL!

Imagine that...there such a thing as an Iron and Wine song that doesn't bore me or put me to sleep.....


 Krispian wrote:
I think RP seriously impacts my productivity at work!

 

Uhh, yeah!  Me too!!

welcome to the club !
That's a sweet song. Yay!
 Cynaera wrote:
I was sinking into one of those dreaded depressions, and this song played. I'll live to fight another day. (And hugs to Jelani, for reasons I can't even begin to explain.)
 

It is a bittersweet song, like a Kumquat. 
 handyrae wrote:
The first time I heard this song, I thought it was pretty darn awful. Today, however, I'm quite enjoying it. Go figure.
 
First time I heard this I thought it was awful. Today, I still find it awful.  I don't get I&W.
Thanks to RP I bought this album.  Love it!
the other way round... every time i hear this it gets more annoying. that´s what happening (for me) with all iron and whine (oops... ^^) songs.
it´s definitely time for slowing down the rotation of too much songs by this absolutely overrated group
The first time I heard this song, I thought it was pretty darn awful. Today, however, I'm quite enjoying it. Go figure.
Loggins and Buckly Collaboration
 errantpenny wrote:
I keep hearing "But Oz never did give nothing to the Tin Man, that he didn't, didn't already have."

Yes, that's a 70s song by America. Yes, I am old.
 
Oh noooooo, you're right! Now I will forever think of that song when I hear this one!

I was sinking into one of those dreaded depressions, and this song played. I'll live to fight another day. (And hugs to Jelani, for reasons I can't even begin to explain.)
I keep hearing "But Oz never did give nothing to the Tin Man, that he didn't, didn't already have."

Yes, that's a 70s song by America. Yes, I am old.
 govna wrote:
what is this guy doing?
Being a mo-ron, standing in water, posing for another dumb, inference-laden album cover. 


what is this guy doing?
 scootmagapril wrote:
I like other I&W songs, but this one misses the mark for me. Also the vocalist's delivery in this song reminds me of Kenny Loggins, which makes it feel dated to me.
 
But Kenny Loggins is really Chuck Norris, so this is exactly like being sung to by Walker, Texas Ranger.



I like other I&W songs, but this one misses the mark for me. Also the vocalist's delivery in this song reminds me of Kenny Loggins, which makes it feel dated to me.
I STILL love this song - it makes me sing.
could do without I&W, but that is just me.
damn, already gave it a 10 !
 fredriley wrote:

I give in - what's an "asshole-flag"? My sympathies - family's always a trial and an embarrassment, eh?

 
It's my personal term for when someone cuts loose and becomes a total jerk. It's like that line in "Almost Cut My Hair" by CSNY - "Feel like letting my Freak-Flag fly..."  Instead of being a freak, my brother is an asshole on occasion. And yes - what little family I have is a trial. Seldom an embarrassment. I love them to pieces - it's just that sometimes, things get tense.

Thank you for your sympathies. Can I just save them in a file folder and use them when I seriously need some sympathy? That'd be so cool...

When this comes on I always think it's Lola (The Kinks) until the singer comes in. Funny, even the delivery of the lyrics is similar.

 fredriley wrote:

I give in - what's an "asshole-flag"? My sympathies - family's always a trial and an embarrassment, eh?

 
Fred, I believe it is closely related to the ass-hat, with either the flag's pole firmly planted in said ass or as in the ass-hat, one's head.  Either one is a comical visual with just a bit of imagination.

Check out the Iron & Wine Tiny Desk Concert on NPR's channel at the Tube of You. Nice.....
 Krispian wrote:

I think RP seriously impacts my productivity at work!

 

Uhh, yeah!  Me too!!
 Krispian wrote:
I didn't know these guys were so versatile. I love the retro feel on this one.
 
Just one guy in Iron&Wine, but he's brilliant enough for several mere mortals.

I hear shades of Bruce Cockburn's "Creation Dream", it's almost like the xylophone (?) player is playing the exact same awesome riff. I also agree with the Kenny Loggins comment. Bruce Cockburn, Kenny Loggins and Sam Beam, thumbs up!

This is really great
I read that CD title and somehow instantly picture someone that looks like Zach Galifianakis licking someone else much like how a cat cleans itself off after eating.

 
snowcat wrote:
Wow, these guys are channeling early Kenny Loggins and I LOVE it.
 
I was just going to make that comment...   I'd like to hear Samuel** do a cover of some early Kenny Loggins since he is spot on for the vocal range and timbre.

** I just learned Iron & Wine is a guy named Samuel Beam...

Sounds like a top 40 Barry Manilow ripoff...


 rdo wrote:
 
AGREED!!!! :)))

 Peace_tode wrote:
This is one of those songs that we all have here that makes you stop what you are doing and click around to find out who it is, what it is, and try to dig a little deeper by reading what  your fellow listeners have to share about it.
 
I think RP seriously impacts my productivity at work!

I don't know much about Iron & Wine but what I have heard here. Most is tolerable but doesn't grab me.

This is one of those songs that we all have here that makes you stop what you are doing and click around to find out who it is, what it is, and try to dig a little deeper by reading what  your fellow listeners have to share about it.

I really enjoy the mood and especially the real accoustic mallet percussion, marimba I think, maybe xylophone.

Thanks RP for another gem.
I didn't know these guys were so versatile. I love the retro feel on this one.
 Cynaera wrote:
At the risk of repeating myself, I love this song to pieces. And today, it's perfect for me. My brother has decided to let his asshole-flag fly, and I'm seeing a side of him I've never seen before.
 
I give in - what's an "asshole-flag"? My sympathies - family's always a trial and an embarrassment, eh?

 Cynaera wrote:

I can't listen to this song without thinking about your comment, Jelani.... I think it only adds to the absolute joy I feel when I hear it (it's on my CD player in my Sidekick now, and I can't seem to get past it - I just keep hitting "repeat.")  Today was a day off - I went in to work, but my boss said the temperature wasn't going to be warm enough to warrant watering the greenhouse and nursery plants, so I collected my paycheck, banked it, and played. The sky was so blue, the air so warm, traffic was moving slowly, as if they wanted to savor this blessed glimpse of true spring after all the rain, wind, and snow...

And I listened to this song, over and over, and I sang to it. I sang.  I haven't actually sung to a song for a long time, so the voice was husky and raw and off-key at first, but as I drove, I kept singing to the "woo oo oo oo oo hoo oo" chorus, and every time I did, I thought of you and smiled.

Holy cow.  I have a SOUL, and it's sorta happy now! {#Sunny}
 
That's nice.
Thank you,and good for you oo oo oo  oo oo oo hoo.....

At the risk of repeating myself, I love this song to pieces. And today, it's perfect for me. My brother has decided to let his asshole-flag fly, and I'm seeing a side of him I've never seen before. It's directed at me, for some reason. I'm sure there IS a reason, but he's with his best friend, so I'm guessing he feels empowered and emboldened to say things to me that he's never told me before. I had no idea I was such a monster.

So - I've retreated into my bedroom to lick my wounds, and this song was playing, and even with all the ugliness around me, this song made me grin and consider that maybe I'm not such a monster, afterall.  It'll blow over - stuff like this always does - but in the meantime, I'm cooking a turkey, repotting vegetable plants, cleaning litterboxes, doing laundry, and caring for two sick cats. I guess I should include "keeping my mouth shut" in there somewhere, since nothing I say is acceptable to my brother since his friend arrived.

Bottom line:  I'm SO grateful for this song, because it helped me through what could have been an emotional shoot-out with my brother. I'll tuck in - keep an eye on the turkey, maybe water some outdoor plants, and survive.  Thank you, RP, for this song. I cling to it on days like today.

 Jelani wrote:
woo oo oo oo oo hoo oo !
waa aa aa aa aa haa! 

I kinda like that.
 
I can't listen to this song without thinking about your comment, Jelani.... I think it only adds to the absolute joy I feel when I hear it (it's on my CD player in my Sidekick now, and I can't seem to get past it - I just keep hitting "repeat.")  Today was a day off - I went in to work, but my boss said the temperature wasn't going to be warm enough to warrant watering the greenhouse and nursery plants, so I collected my paycheck, banked it, and played. The sky was so blue, the air so warm, traffic was moving slowly, as if they wanted to savor this blessed glimpse of true spring after all the rain, wind, and snow...

And I listened to this song, over and over, and I sang to it. I sang.  I haven't actually sung to a song for a long time, so the voice was husky and raw and off-key at first, but as I drove, I kept singing to the "woo oo oo oo oo hoo oo" chorus, and every time I did, I thought of you and smiled.

Holy cow.  I have a SOUL, and it's sorta happy now! {#Sunny}
Kind of groovy.

However, "naked as a fish at night"?

I certainly am missing something.
Wow, these guys are channeling early Kenny Loggins and I LOVE it.
Did Joni Mitchell get a sex change?
Wow. excellent stuff. I liked much of the more mellow / accoustic Iron & Wine but this is great stuff too!

 gvan wrote:
Nice to hear him raise his voice above a whisper for once.

 
Turns out he can actually sing!  This one is nice, and you gotta like that album name

ETA: He's got kind of a Tim Buckley sound going on in this one; it's probably the marimba.

 gvan wrote:
Nice to hear him raise his voice above a whisper for once.

 

Definitely.  Strongest song I've yet heard from Iron & Wine, and this is good.

 Jelani wrote:
I just had to bump this from 7 to the rarified 9. makes me feel good , this song.
 
 
Can't bump to 10 or you will owe royalties to Romeotuna.

 Cynaera wrote:
Okay, I had to bump this from 8 to 10.  It's just perfect for me.  Next on my list of CDs to buy.  Going there now..... {#Meditate}

EDIT:  Someone save me from the simplicity of spending money at Amazon.com!  I just bought something by Entrain, too.  And I feel like I might have to buy the CD by Son Volt that has "Driving the View" on it. 

Duct-tape.  Yes.  Duct-taping my wrists to the chair arms would work to keep my fingers from grabbing the mouse and clicking on all kinds of music. If this keeps up, I'ma have to sell everything I own just to pay off my credit card!  What?  Work?  Oh, right. Sheesh... *facepalm*

 
I just bought it too Cynera......love it....now get back to work! {#Tongue}
Nice to hear him raise his voice above a whisper for once.

Okay, I had to bump this from 8 to 10.  It's just perfect for me.  Next on my list of CDs to buy.  Going there now..... {#Meditate}

EDIT:  Someone save me from the simplicity of spending money at Amazon.com!  I just bought something by Entrain, too.  And I feel like I might have to buy the CD by Son Volt that has "Driving the View" on it. 

Duct-tape.  Yes.  Duct-taping my wrists to the chair arms would work to keep my fingers from grabbing the mouse and clicking on all kinds of music. If this keeps up, I'ma have to sell everything I own just to pay off my credit card!  What?  Work?  Oh, right. Sheesh... *facepalm*

 Cynaera wrote:
I really like this song!  I like the quirky music in the chorus, and it just makes me feel good.  Thanks for playing it! {#Sunny}
 
Agree...wait....I agree even more than I just did!!!

I just had to bump this from 7 to the rarified 9. makes me feel good , this song.
 
From the opening note thisis just fantastic!
Wooowooohooohoooo!
Damn, I love it! 
 whtahtefcuk wrote:
This is the BEST new album in years by anyone... it is sooo rad!
 
I love all the voices used as instruments.

This is the BEST new album in years by anyone... it is sooo rad!


Wow...  this is great!

 
 GawgaBoy wrote:
so far.... it's real quiet.
 
...can you name any iron and wine songs which aren't?..
so how naked is a fish during the day?
woo oo oo oo oo hoo oo !
waa aa aa aa aa haa! 

I kinda like that.
This is my favorite song I have heard off of this album so far! Really good album!{#Sunny}
I really like this song!  I like the quirky music in the chorus, and it just makes me feel good.  Thanks for playing it! {#Sunny}
Nice to finally hear this... 7 upon first listen.  It is quite likeable.

It's got a sunset driving along the coast kinda vibe to it.

 Randomax wrote:
I like it....nice twist to his sound....actually thought it was Ray LaMatagne (I know, that's not spelled right!) 
 
... and on first hearing I thought he sounded very much like Ian Matthews

Glad to see he has moved into melody and away from mopey and depressed emo music
I like the song enough, but I REALLY like the album cover :)
I like it....nice twist to his sound....actually thought it was Ray LaMatagne (I know, that's not spelled right!) 
Bill, This song is silent.
Wait for it... I think I hear a heartbeat {#Stupid}

ivann wrote:
hmm, a john cage tribute perhaps... GawgaBoy wrote:
so far.... it's real quiet.




Is this that newfangled "silence" style of music?
hmm, a john cage tribute perhaps... GawgaBoy wrote:
so far.... it's real quiet.
 


so far.... it's real quiet.