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The Band — The Shape I'm In (live)
Album: Rock Of Ages
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Released: 1972
Length: 3:52
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Go out yonder, peace in the valley
Come downtown, have to rumble in the alley
Oh, you don't know the shape I'm in

Has anybody seen my lady
This livin' alone would drive me crazy
Oh, you don't know the shape I'm in

I'm gonna go down by the water
But I ain't gonna jump in, no, no
I'll just be lookin' for my maker
And I hear that that's where she's been?

Oh out of nine lives, I spent seven
Now how in the world do you get to Heaven
Oh you don't know the shape I'm in

I've just spent 60 days in the jail house
For the crime of having no dough, no no
Now here I am back out on the street
For the crime of having nowhere to go

Save your neck or save your brother
Looks like it's one or the other
Oh, you don't know the shape I'm in

Now two young kids might start a ruckus
You know they feel you're tryin' to shuck us
Oh, you don't know the shape I'm in
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 LPCity wrote:
Interesting comments on "aging well".  I just watched The Last Waltz this past week.  Does it look 40 years old?  Why yes it does.  Do some of the interviews have a few cringe worthy moments?  I would probably say yes to that too.

Of course that is 60 year old me looking at it now with a whole different perspective.  I remember when the movie first came out and I saw it at the campus theater.  I immediately called my friends who had just graduated the year before and told them "come down to College Park, you've got to see this movie!"

The music still evokes fond memories and stands on it's own quite well in my opinion. 

 
I also watched it somehat recently and enjoyed the hell out of it.  It was nice to see Muddy Waters get a little spotlight showcase.  I don't really remember him as a live performer, as he died 35 years ago.


The Band should have been bigger...their music was (is) timeless.
Interesting comments on "aging well".  I just watched The Last Waltz this past week.  Does it look 40 years old?  Why yes it does.  Do some of the interviews have a few cringe worthy moments?  I would probably say yes to that too.

Of course that is 60 year old me looking at it now with a whole different perspective.  I remember when the movie first came out and I saw it at the campus theater.  I immediately called my friends who had just graduated the year before and told them "come down to College Park, you've got to see this movie!"

The music still evokes fond memories and stands on it's own quite well in my opinion. 
Much of The Band's music hasn't aged well. Like the Dead's music, maybe it just wasn't recorded well in the first place.
 drews wrote:
I can guess the shape you're in - fat, bearded and balding

 
Wrong!  This song, written by Robbie R., was actually about and sung by Richard Manuel, who died 31 years ago...
Scorcese's Last Waltz accentuates the depth of their work, imo

Seeing the personalities of these artists at work is inspiring and joyful!!!
I can guess the shape you're in - fat, bearded and balding