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Lera Lynn — The Only Thing Worth Fighting For
Album: Curly Tonic & Franz S. Bootleg
Avg rating:
7.5

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Total ratings: 1981









Released: 2015
Length: 5:56
Plays (last 30 days): 3
Waking up is harder
Than it seems
Wandering through these empty rooms of
Dusty books and quiet dreams
Pictures on a mantel
Speak your name
Softly like forgotten tunes just
Outside the sound of pain

Weren't we like a pair of thieves
With tumbled locks and broken codes
You cannot take that from me
My small reprieves your heart of gold
Weren't we like a battlefield
Locked inside a holy war
Your love and my due diligence
The only thing worth fighting for

Change will come to those who
Have no fear
But I'm not her, you never were
The kind who kept a rule book near
What I said was never
What I meant
And now you've seen my world in flames my
Shadow songs my deep regrets

Weren't we like a pair of thieves
With tumbled locks and broken codes
You cannot take that from me
My small reprieves your heart of gold
Weren't we like a battlefield
Locked inside a holy war
Your love and my due diligence
The only thing worth fighting for
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 ih8bills wrote:
This remix is no where NEAR as good as other versions -- in my humble opinion.
I agree with other posts here -- that the drums /guitar just don't fit. Lera Lynn is a superb singer -- I discovered her on YouTube just about 5 years ago-- that version is just Lera -- on a stage with her guitar.  Simplicity is superior some times-- and this is one of those times. 
I must confess -- I was attracted to the video because she is a gorgeous woman ( so call me shallow )--  and then I heard her sing.
So I went and hunted for more of her material... and I  still wonder why she is not  a superstar. 
( Oh YEAH-- the  so-called 'mainstream' music scene -- doesn't like people who can actually SING without auto-tune)

If you want to hear the version of this song I am referring to-- go here :

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
 

Thanks for sharing that link,  I now prefer that rawer version, but this "remix" is still good, just different. I concur that she is a beautiful woman, with a beautiful voice.
 ih8bills wrote:
This remix is no where NEAR as good as other versions — in my humble opinion.
I agree with other posts here — that the drums /guitar just don't fit. Lera Lynn is a superb singer — I discovered her on YouTube just about 5 years ago— that version is just Lera — on a stage with her guitar.  Simplicity is superior some times— and this is one of those times. 
I must confess — I was attracted to the video because she is a gorgeous woman ( so call me shallow )—  and then I heard her sing.
So I went and hunted for more of her material... and I  still wonder why she is not  a superstar. 
( Oh YEAH— the  so-called 'mainstream' music scene — doesn't like people who can actually SING without auto-tune)

If you want to hear the version of this song I am referring to— go here :

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
 
Although I was initially introduced to Lera Lynn by this RP track, I subsequently found the original and now I'm more and more annoyed by hearing this remix...
This remix is no where NEAR as good as other versions -- in my humble opinion.
I agree with other posts here -- that the drums /guitar just don't fit. Lera Lynn is a superb singer -- I discovered her on YouTube just about 5 years ago-- that version is just Lera -- on a stage with her guitar.  Simplicity is superior some times-- and this is one of those times. 
I must confess -- I was attracted to the video because she is a gorgeous woman ( so call me shallow )--  and then I heard her sing.
So I went and hunted for more of her material... and I  still wonder why she is not  a superstar. 
( Oh YEAH-- the  so-called 'mainstream' music scene -- doesn't like people who can actually SING without auto-tune)

If you want to hear the version of this song I am referring to-- go here :

  https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
 be4con wrote:
Beginning to like this version more, bumped to an 8 today. Lovely, mellow rhythm.
 
I'm right there with you!  Or I was, somewhere along the line I upped my 7 to an 8.  I'm finding I like her effortless sounding singing style, which floats on top of the notes like an extra layer of aural pleasure.  Still, this is still an 8 to me...Long Live RP!!
Beginning to like this version more, bumped to an 8 today. Lovely, mellow rhythm.
 Tommyknocker wrote:
Still hearing "Wear Me Like A Beard of Bees." Yeah, and "ovaltine".


Image result for wear me like a beard of bees
 
Now why did yo have to go and say that!?! Now I can't hear the proper lyrics, when I listen all I can hear is Lera singing about Ovaltine. 
I prefer the original Lera version, the one played in the TV show.
Anyway, not bad.
Love the series and this tune's sound is perfect 
Still hearing "Wear Me Like A Beard of Bees." Yeah, and "ovaltine".


Image result for wear me like a beard of bees
 cscashby wrote:
Love the song but I can't help but keep hearing 'Ovaltine'.

Mmm malty. 

 

I hear "Ovaltine" too.  Yummy as her voice.
Only 5 - Decent from me 
Zowie........
{#Eek}    {#Notworthy}
 DocStrangelove wrote:
fight
for that
voice
 
Yes, what a genuinely lovely singing voice - natural with just a little vibrato - not too much - just right!
fight
for that
voice
 keymaster wrote:

The version I downloaded from the iTunes store is more what you want, without the drumbeat.  It's also shorter, by 2-3 minutes.

I actually prefer this version, but I have no idea where to find it... 

 
Scroll down.... someone posted the link here.
 Sloggydog wrote:

Do you mean there is a version hopefully without the silly dance drum beat that feels to me a bit out of step with the rest of the song?

 
Yeah, that's what I meant :)

I still kindalike this version too, but the original is way better. Send's shivers down my spine every time.


What a beautiful natural voice without affectation and in perfect pitch.  

I could listen to her singing all day long {#Heartkiss} 
Good stuff!
loving this! {#Dancingbanana}{#Music}
opps, i fell in love again!
I love it !
I much prefer the version without the drum machine.
Starts out sounding like “JahLove”
Only 10 rated song after 3 years listening to RP. I don't get tired of hearing it. 
 Sloggydog wrote:

Do you mean there is a version hopefully without the silly dance drum beat that feels to me a bit out of step with the rest of the song?

 
The version I downloaded from the iTunes store is more what you want, without the drumbeat.  It's also shorter, by 2-3 minutes.

I actually prefer this version, but I have no idea where to find it... 
 user4176 wrote:
Btw, what's wrong with the original version?

 
Do you mean there is a version hopefully without the silly dance drum beat that feels to me a bit out of step with the rest of the song?
First time i hear this! Very nice tune!

 crackker8385 wrote:
Great remix.  Anyone know where I can get a copy of it?

 
youtube 
Haunting, melancholic and beautiful ! perfect association of the voice and the music :)
Great remix.  Anyone know where I can get a copy of it?

 

A pox be upon you, cscashby!  I will never be able to un-hear "Ovaltine" when I hear this song!  Though Ovaltine did add a certain malty goodness to milkshakes, didn't it?

 

cscashby wrote:

Love the song but I can't help but keep hearing 'Ovaltine'.

Mmm malty. 

 


I LIKE IT! She has a lovely voice; shades of Jesse Sykes' huskiness in some spots...but the guitar-work and delay is definitely unique. 
 scrubbrush wrote:
Does anybody here remember Vera Lynn?
Remember how she said that 
We would meet again 
Some sunny day?

 
Spiky hairs. For sure, one of my favorite all-the-time songs.
I keep hearing "Wear me like a beard of bees."
 
Nice and smooth music. Likeable voice.
 scrubbrush wrote:
Does anybody here remember Vera Lynn?
Remember how she said that 
We would meet again 
Some sunny day?

 
Pink Floyd dixit
 Nice and smooth 
Love the song but I can't help but keep hearing 'Ovaltine'.

Mmm malty. 
 scrubbrush wrote:
Does anybody here remember Vera Lynn?
Remember how she said that 
We would meet again 
Some sunny day?

 
I remember that song being played over footage of nuclear explosions at the end of "Dr. Strangelove".
Her voice reminds me of Ann Wilson from Heart. Quite nice...
Btw, what's wrong with the original version?
Overplayed
Excellent! {#Music}
Love this song. Melancholic and mysterious, just like myself ;)
 jgriffin56 wrote:
If only True Detective Season 2 was as good as this song.

Still looking forward to Season 3.... if it happens. 

 



S2 is still a 9 to me as well as it's Intro(s) whilst I give this one an eight
Fabulous.  Firm 9 from the Bristol office.  

I often think I should listen to another radio station, just to get some variety, you know?  Or perhaps Spotify for a bit.

Then you blow me flat again with this superb material and I think "Nah, you're alright mate.  Stay where you are".

Thanks from the bottom of my heart Mr & Mrs G.

wow .. lost for words .. this is hitting home .. love it


 scrubbrush wrote:
Does anybody here remember Vera Lynn?
Remember how she said that 
We would meet again 
Some sunny day?

 
I do
Pretty freaken great
 scrubbrush wrote:
Does anybody here remember Vera Lynn?
Remember how she said that 
We would meet again 
Some sunny day?

 
Not remember, exactly. Recalling history.   What a song.   Makes me wonder, 'What if we'd lost?'  That was the thing worth fighting for.
Definitely a spooky bit of guitar and singing on this one...& throughout this set, as well! Never heard this before nor this gal but want to!
You can definitely hear (and feel) the T Bone Burnett touch on this one.
 

jgriffin56 wrote:
If only True Detective Season 2 was as good as this song.

Still looking forward to Season 3.... if it happens. 

 
I rewached Season 2 - and it is actually not as bad as I initially thought. Except for the cheesy ending. But better than I thought. I think if there would not have been the oh so very large footsteps of season 1 to be filled, we all would have appreciated the show more. 
ilikeitalot
 ODAD wrote:
Long time, no comments.
( been unemployed, mostly listened to RP at work )
Back at my former workplace now, but situation's still a bit dicey.

Anyways, anybody else noting a similarity to Joni Mitchell like I am ?

 
Yes, a mix of Joni Mitchell and Joan Baez. Really Beautiful!
wolfy "Aaa-oooooooooh!!!" this tune's as wicked cool as the album photo (is she exhaling some smoke through her petite nostrils?)
lovely angel 
 jgriffin56 wrote:
If only True Detective Season 2 was as good as this song.

Still looking forward to Season 3.... if it happens.
 
Yes, I just re-watched the excellent Season 1, which reminded me how average Season 2 was.
If only True Detective Season 2 was as good as this song.

Still looking forward to Season 3.... if it happens. 
Clint Eastwood's Man is around here somewhere...
For those of you who are looking for the remixed version: Lera Lynn - True Detective (Curly Tonic & Franz S. Bootleg) The Only Thing Worth Fighting For - https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=t4DGErlBrI4
Bumped to an 8 today.  Gets better each time I listen.  That driving bass, that voice, that twanging guitar.  All perfect.
So here is the thing: When the first trailer for True Detective Season 2 came out, it was with this song - and I immediately got hooked. So I searched my *bleep* off to find it and sure enough found the bootleg two days later, in the Curly Tony and Franz S. - Version (the one playing here). I thought I had found the holy grail of country music. I listend to that song for days.

And I uploaded it to Radio Paradise - where, to my horror, it got rejected. So imagine my surprise to listen to it here. I am glad that it did find its way to RP - and it also shows that Bill and Rebecca should listen more closely to my suggestions :-)

One last observation I made: This kind of music does not really need a new term - in my opinion it is a very clever mix of country music and deep house. Before you laugh - listen to it with that idea in mind. You'll see it's true.  
Funny thing is: on the true detective show the song actually only plays in a guitar only version - this version was and is trailer only.   
This is a new one for me. I like it, a lot.
real nice, hitting early Sunday evening stride just right
Brilliant! Never heard this!
Dig it! 
Sweeeet dreeeams are made of this
Try singing that song to this song. It works {#Tongue-out} 
 kcar wrote:

This is like country-noir. Really like it.  

 
Like your description on the style of this song.
It is growing on me a little bit each time I hear it, of course only on RP. 
Its off the "True Detective" soundtrack...
Like 8
Where do they keep coming from? Never heard of her, really nice song.
Wanted to buy this track on iTunes shop... It's different! Repeating, repeating and repeating the same words, like usual club mix. Where did Paradise got this nice thing?
 scrubbrush wrote:
Does anybody here remember Vera Lynn?
Remember how she said that 
We would meet again 
Some sunny day?

 
no, tell us more, seriously
Does anybody here remember Vera Lynn?
Remember how she said that 
We would meet again 
Some sunny day?
I hear Sarah Jarosz..
 Proclivities wrote:

I don't hear Joni much, but she sounds a little like Joan Baez in some parts of the chorus - maybe it's her vibrato and phrasing.

 


https://soundcloud.com/leralynnmusic and here's a lot more! Enjoy! (If your Window says: Open this content in a new window then click it!)
Here's a couple more, she's amazing, if you've got Spotify you'll get her whole catalogue but here's a few on Soundcloud to be gettin' on with... https://soundcloud.com/lera-lynn-official (If your window says: Open this content in a new window then click it!)
 ODAD wrote:
Long time, no comments.
( been unemployed, mostly listened to RP at work )
Back at my former workplace now, but situation's still a bit dicey.

Anyways, anybody else noting a similarity to Joni Mitchell like I am ?

 
I don't hear Joni much, but she sounds a little like Joan Baez in some parts of the chorus - maybe it's her vibrato and phrasing.
Enjoyed hearing this song back in the day when HBO would show commercials for the show. For some reason, I don't like this version quite as much. I think it's the drum beat, maybe.
My 11 month old is totally grooved out to this.
 ODAD wrote:
Long time, no comments.
( been unemployed, mostly listened to RP at work )
Back at my former workplace now, but situation's still a bit dicey.

Anyways, anybody else noting a similarity to Joni Mitchell like I am ?

 
I hear snatches of it in parts of the song, but their voices are largely different (as is this track compared to most of Joni's work). You must be thinking of Joni's younger days: her voice got so deep over the years. 

This is like country-noir. Really like it.  
I could listen to her all day.  Great start to my bleary Monday morning.  Thanks RP.
nice, first hearing for me, had to look it up, and read the lyrics. Thanks RP
Long time, no comments.
( been unemployed, mostly listened to RP at work )
Back at my former workplace now, but situation's still a bit dicey.

Anyways, anybody else noting a similarity to Joni Mitchell like I am ?
First listen, not to shabby, hope to hear more, thanks RP{#Ask}
Like this very much.
Nice!