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Natalie Merchant — Go Down Moses
Album: Natalie Merchant
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6.1

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Total ratings: 255









Released: 2014
Length: 4:59
Plays (last 30 days): 0
Moving on, moving on,
isn't that what I'm supposed to do?
Just hold it back and keep moving on.

Pushing on, pushing on,
isn't that what I'm supposed to do?
But it's so hard to keep pushing on.

I'm moving on, moving on,
isn't that what everybody tells me I gotta do?
But it's so hard moving on without you.

Every morning waking in a fever wet and shaking,
my heart inside me pounding, muddy water all around me.
Cold, shocked and speechless, can't anybody reach us
and why, oh God, why?

Go down, go down, Moses,
go down to the city of New Orleans.
Go part the muddy water.
Let your people cross over.

Go down!

I'm moving on, moving on,
that's what I'm trying to do,
just holding back and moving on.

Keeping on, keeping on,
that's what I'm trying so hard to do
but it's so hard keeping on without you.

Gone and lost my patience with this hopeless situation,
yeah, I'm alive, I'm a lonely sole survivor.
Spared me for some reason so I'm picking up the pieces
but why? Oh God, why?

Go down, go down, Moses,
go down to the city of New Orleans.
Go part the muddy water.
Let your people cross over.

Go down!
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Whatever.
 OceanBlue wrote:
The songwriting chops of an amateur with the voice of a saint

 

Hey, I like Natalie Merchant, but I think you overplay her (I think I hear her here every day).    There are a lot of great to excellent female vocalists - how about some Annie Lennox, Chrissie Hynde, Shawn Colvin, sade, Enya, Linda Ronstadt, Cyndi Lauper, Debbie Harry....just saying..
This is one of her best though, I will grant you that, so thanks.
 willmcnaught wrote:
Not saying I'm a fan of Natalie, casually maybe, {#Cheers} but all the haters take a look at avg rating and see you are  in the minority, but thanks for the input lmao

 
Yeah, I gotta agree, I like this song.
Not saying I'm a fan of Natalie, casually maybe, {#Cheers} but all the haters take a look at avg rating and see you are  in the minority, but thanks for the input lmao
 thewiseking wrote:
Even in her heyday she always sounded like an amateur. Twenty years later things have not changed.

 
H8 is not wisdom, nor is an opinion a statement of fact. 

Try an edit like so:  "Even in her heyday she always sounded like an amateur to me. Twenty years later things have not changed in my opinion".
The songwriting chops of an amateur with the voice of a saint
Ever since her days in 10,000 Maniacs, I've enjoyed her creative style and while it doesn't seem to appeal to many, it does to me.
Even in her heyday she always sounded like an amateur. Twenty years later things have not changed.
 sheeelaaa wrote:
is this a duet with Annie Lennox?
 
Nope, I thought so as well, but apparently it is gospel singer Corliss Stafford

Check it out on: https://www.popmatters.com/review/180620-natalie-merchant-natalie-merchant/
That wonderful voice 
ok want to check out this album now, her voice is like silk
 junebaby65 wrote:

Doesn't she always sound bored?

 
Touche
 ckcotton wrote:
..........more of the same.............

 
..which isn't bad..
..........more of the same.............
 black321 wrote:
full disclosure, I'm not the biggest fan, but not feeling this fully works. 

 
I'd rather listen to her backup singer, who sounds quite talented. 
Another rare for me example of Natalie executing well on a good song by recognizing her vocal limitations. 6 or 7
This song feels like she needed to tick the box on her recoding contract beside 'wrote a song about New Orleans flooding that incorporates obligatory reference to Moses'.
There's a crew making a racket outside my window taking down a tree. I can barely make out the music, but I heard enough to think, "That sounds like Natalie Merchant wailing in the background." 
 Falcon wrote:
Dislike saying it, but Natalie sounds bored and dated in this tune.

 
Doesn't she always sound bored?
She's a  Yankee singing southern.  However, I still like Natalie, her voice and her attachment to the message she carries in her song choices.
Great {#Clap}
nice one
sounds like Joan Armitrading, strong sound whoever
I just bumped this to an 8.  Maybe next time I hear it I'll buy it.
is this a duet with Annie Lennox?
This song is good for the ears...
This has nothing going on.
Dislike saying it, but Natalie sounds bored and dated in this tune.
Anytime I stop what I'm doing and turn up the volume, I seriously reconsider my previous rating of a new song.  Bumped it to an 8.
When she's on, she's on. When she ain't, she ain't. This falls into the later category.
Very nice !
Despite a previous opinion I LIKE this song; great arrangement with nice counter harmonies,,,smooth voice.  A 7 leaning toward 8.
 ckcotton wrote:
EVERYTHING she has ever done sounds the same...... and thats not a good thing.... snooooze

 

 
That's not snarky CK, that's just plain ignorant.  
I need this album
full disclosure, I'm not the biggest fan, but not feeling this fully works. 
EVERYTHING she has ever done sounds the same...... and thats not a good thing.... snooooze

 
I've missed you!!