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Cowboy Junkies — Miles From Our Home
Album: Miles From Our Home
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Released: 1998
Length: 4:23
Plays (last 30 days): 1
No one in sight for fifty miles
Sleeping fields sigh as I glide across their spines.
If I can just reach the crest of that hill
This whole day will tumble, out the night will spill.

The sky as still as a spinning top
Shooting stars drop like burning words from above
If I could just connect all these dots
The truth would tumble like a Cynic vexed by love.

And yet people keep saying
I'm miles from my home,
Miles from my home.

I met you again in my sleep last night,
These are days of slow boats and false starts.
Hearts remain under lock and key,
You will be the one to set them both free.

And yet people will tell you
You're miles from your home,
Miles from your home.

But that's where I want to be.
Out there searching,
Out here fumbling,
Out here waiting
For you and you for me.

The moon hangs like a question mark,
Pale as milk, bold as promise.
When will you share these sights with us?
When will we hold you in our arms?

And people will tell them
We're miles from our home,
Miles from our home.
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 Highlowsel wrote:
This song leads me to late night contemplations.  Enjoy the journey, this life that is yours and yours alone.  Breathe deeply and gather all your experiences to you.  From birth to death it's really a very short span of time, so take it all in as much as you can.  And don't panic if you get lost from time to time.  The journey, you may find, IS your home...

Highlow
American Net'Zen

 
Apparently the drugs kicked in at just the right time
This song leads me to late night contemplations.  Enjoy the journey, this life that is yours and yours alone.  Breathe deeply and gather all your experiences to you.  From birth to death it's really a very short span of time, so take it all in as much as you can.  And don't panic if you get lost from time to time.  The journey, you may find, IS your home...

Highlow
American Net'Zen
This is the 1998-est song ever.

I am many miles from home right now...  love this song...
 

Good to be home...  we be dancing wantonly... love this...
 


I am on the road right now...  this is a brilliant song...  and it has some added meaning now—  miss you, Cynaera...
These lyrics are deeper than the music allows it to be. Maybe that's why I like this. Interesting and well done. Not outstanding, but good.

Following the previous two postings...I also miss the profound and often 'spot on' postings of Cynaera very much! See you on the other side some day...Miles from our home.
 Cynaera wrote:

Well, listen VERY closely next time. See you on the other side.

 


Oh babe I really miss you.
 Cynaera wrote:

Well, listen VERY closely next time. See you on the other side.

 
I miss you so much, Ann...

rest in peace...

 
Cowboy Junkies are outstanding! I could listen to them all day
Slarnf!


This song is wonderful...  love it...
 
Man, this song could have rocked with a half-way decent vocalist.
8 mark > very good.

Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...
 


Wow, that seems so long ago now...  love this song...

 
 bpbeinlich wrote:
One of the few CJ songs that doesn't make me want to go kill myself.  Maybe I just didn't listen closely enough to the lyrics.   {#Ask}
 
Well, listen VERY closely next time. See you on the other side.



This song is soooo good for the ears... and soooo true for me right now...  I be many miles from my home...  I am on the road, like Jack Kerouac...



 bindi wrote:

I wish I knew you'd be asking for a review - I would have taken notes!!

Great band in concert - I was really preparing myself to be disappointed when I heard  Margo's "real voice" (no studio conditioning, etc.), but alas, she has a fantastic voice live - clear as a bell.  They had a multi - instrumental guy with them that played a killer lead mandolin - I thought maybe they were playing over a recording, because I heard this screaming lead guitar, but none were on stage - then I noticed that it was the guy in back with the mandolin.

I don't recall now if they played this - the song is kind of new to me.  They did play a couple from the album that is coming out - pretty good stuff for a first listen. 

Margo tells little stories between songs and seems like a very warm person - she even made a point of promising to come meet with the audience while the guys packed up. 

I'd go see them again tomorrow if they came back.

 
I saw them live a few years back and must agree! They are great live. Margo has an amazing live voice, with more range than the haters might expect. I've always loved this band and I find them more genuine than many of today's emo pop darlings. I don't mind that her voice stays in the low range. They are great songwriters and musicians. Most of their music resides in the "slow and moody" area but they have a few more upbeat songs like this. I love the variety.


 Bat wrote:
This song has the largest dynamic range of any song I've ever heard her sing.  She has a really good voice.  I wish she'd use more of it more often.

 
Yes, it's good when she gets out of that catatonic material.



great song...  love it...


sorry haters.  love the song.  love the band.  love radio paradise.
I knew they had one in them that I would find at least passable!  Normally not remotely interested in listening when the CJ's come on but this is decent.
The Junkies badly, badly, badly need a singer with a range of more than 1/2 octave.
 bindi wrote:
I wish I knew you'd be asking for a review - I would have taken notes!!

Great band in concert - I was really preparing myself to be disappointed when I heard  Margo's "real voice" (no studio conditioning, etc.), but alas, she has a fantastic voice live - clear as a bell.  They had a multi - instrumental guy with them that played a killer lead mandolin - I thought maybe they were playing over a recording, because I heard this screaming lead guitar, but none were on stage - then I noticed that it was the guy in back with the mandolin.

I don't recall now if they played this - the song is kind of new to me.  They did play a couple from the album that is coming out - pretty good stuff for a first listen. 

Margo tells little stories between songs and seems like a very warm person - she even made a point of promising to come meet with the audience while the guys packed up. 

I'd go see them again tomorrow if they came back.

 
Thanks bindi, that's a good review! It's nice to know they still sound great. I hope to see them someday.

My favorite CJ's song {#Dancingbanana_2}
One of the few CJ songs that doesn't make me want to go kill myself.  Maybe I just didn't listen closely enough to the lyrics.   {#Ask}
This song has the largest dynamic range of any song I've ever heard her sing.  She has a really good voice.  I wish she'd use more of it more often.

 peter_james_bond wrote:

Congrats bindi! Maybe they'll play this song. Give us a concert review after the show.  {#Smile}
 
I wish I knew you'd be asking for a review - I would have taken notes!!

Great band in concert - I was really preparing myself to be disappointed when I heard  Margo's "real voice" (no studio conditioning, etc.), but alas, she has a fantastic voice live - clear as a bell.  They had a multi - instrumental guy with them that played a killer lead mandolin - I thought maybe they were playing over a recording, because I heard this screaming lead guitar, but none were on stage - then I noticed that it was the guy in back with the mandolin.

I don't recall now if they played this - the song is kind of new to me.  They did play a couple from the album that is coming out - pretty good stuff for a first listen. 

Margo tells little stories between songs and seems like a very warm person - she even made a point of promising to come meet with the audience while the guys packed up. 

I'd go see them again tomorrow if they came back.

 bindi wrote:
They are coming to town!  They are coming to town!  . . .and we have tickets!  After 4 tries over 10 years, I am finally going to get to see one of my favorite bands in Raleigh Feb 2009!   I cannot wait!
{#Sunny}                                                     {#Sunny}                                                   {#Sunny}
 
Congrats bindi! Maybe they'll play this song. Give us a concert review after the show.  {#Smile}
They are coming to town!  They are coming to town!  . . .and we have tickets!  After 4 tries over 10 years, I am finally going to get to see one of my favorite bands in Raleigh Feb 2009!   I cannot wait!


{#Sunny}                                                     {#Sunny}                                                   {#Sunny}
Almost bouncy!  {#Bounce}
Michael Timmins always struck me as a good songwriter who would have been a great songwriter with some help from a really good editor.

BeetNik wrote:
Loving it...
Yeah! I like this uptempo version
Well well, here we are on a Monday and damn if it don't sound just as good. joanster wrote:
Cowboy Junkies - Miles From Our Home The Ramsey Lewis Trio - Wade in the Water Stevie Wonder - Don't You Worry 'bout A Thing Bob Marley - Three Little Birds That's a feelgood set of music. I'm feeling good. Happy fricking Friday.
rbigelo wrote:
I have a hard time NOT liking this band or enjoying this tune. I would love to hear them perform "Hard Times, Come Again No More" live on-stage. :music:
The diversity that exists in this world is wonderful and keeps life interesting. That said, my feelings on this band and song are the complete opposite of the above. Amazing.
Cowboy Junkies - Miles From Our Home The Ramsey Lewis Trio - Wade in the Water Stevie Wonder - Don't You Worry 'bout A Thing Bob Marley - Three Little Birds That's a feelgood set of music. I'm feeling good. Happy fricking Friday.
drover wrote:
Well, these folks sure have changed a lot since their "Trinity Session" days. I'm not sure I like the direction they've gone in since, but I suppose you can't make it on a string of slow, mopey cowboy songs alone.
Oh, they did quite well on that string alone. They're doing something different now. And that's okay with me. c.
I have a hard time NOT liking this band or enjoying this tune. I would love to hear them perform "Hard Times, Come Again No More" live on-stage. :music:
Love this band. Great song.
fortyseven wrote:
Yup. Although, by default, anything Margo Timmins sings is at least "nice".
And anything that Margo wears--or doesn't wear--is nice. I wish she wasn't miles from my home. What a drop-dead stunner!
Very POP for CJ's but never get tired of hearing it. :sunny:
This song is not entirely unlike calculus. Each time I hear it, it gets better by an infinitely small fraction. Started out a solid 5 2-3 years ago, now up to 8. Something to be said for that.
Loving it...
Jacksonstat wrote:
Definitely one of my fave Junkies songs. Love it! :daisy:
same here. :music:
Definitely one of my fave Junkies songs. Love it! :daisy:
redeyespy wrote:
Wasn't it 10,000 spoons, when all you needed was a knife? :lol:
Uh, Yeah. Whoops :)
Anything by the Junkies is at least an 8 in my book. This is one of my favorites. It's a romantic favorite for my GF and I; we love travel and it seems to fit us. Also, this is a great and simple tune to play on the guitar, as are most junkies songs.
:sunny.gif:
Solid 8. Gotta luv Margo Timmins.
veegez wrote:
Irony? Oh, this must be Alanis. Hi Alanis! Ya know, I thought ironic was when it rains on your wedding day. Or when you have 10,000 knives when you need just 1 spoon. Or is that just bad luck? Or wait, I'm confused. :p
Wasn't it 10,000 spoons, when all you needed was a knife? :lol:
i heard this on my way to college...1000 miles from my home. i am back in the family volvo passing through wisconsin dairy farms in august. it was a beautiful start to a new life. i'm sentimental.
iggy33 wrote:
Nice but a very long shot from the Trinity Session
Yup. Although, by default, anything Margo Timmins sings is at least "nice".
Nice but a very long shot from the Trinity Session
Originally Posted by xtrmtrk: This sounds so much like a Toad song, just sung by girls.
This probably wasn't meant as a compliment, but I bet the guys from Toad would take it as one...
This sounds so much like a Toad song, just sung by girls.
Originally Posted by rmurray248: It means dull and unintelligent. Hmmmm, do I sense a bit of irony?
Irony? Oh, this must be Alanis. Hi Alanis! Ya know, I thought ironic was when it rains on your wedding day. Or when you have 10,000 knives when you need just 1 spoon. Or is that just bad luck? Or wait, I'm confused. :p
Originally Posted by rmurray248: It means dull and unintelligent. Hmmmm, do I sense a bit of irony?
If you're going to get like that, you should at least be willing to let the people you're insulting see what your highest and lowest ratings are. Unless you consider Presidents of the USA godlike, in which case I wouldn't want people seing that either. ;)
Indeed let\'s here some more, \"Blue Moon\". I saw them live in, TO, many moons back, just after the Trinity Sessions was released. Ah the memories...
What an absolutely amaizing song! It\'s exactly the reason I love the Cowboy Junkies...
This one has really grown on me. BTW, anyone have Margo Timmins\' phone number? ;)
Well, these folks sure have changed a lot since their \"Trinity Session\" days. I\'m not sure I like the direction they\'ve gone in since, but I suppose you can\'t make it on a string of slow, mopey cowboy songs alone.
Originally Posted by Leslie: :lol: Really, what the heck is gormless?
It means dull and unintelligent. Hmmmm, do I sense a bit of irony?
Originally Posted by randomatom: gormless?
:lol: Really, what the heck is gormless?
gormless?