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Cowboy Junkies — Anniversary Song
Album: Pale Sun Crescent Moon
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Released: 1993
Length: 3:06
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Have you ever seen a sight as beautiful
as that of the rain-soaked purple
of the white birch in spring?

Have you ever felt more fresh or wonderful
than on a warm fall night
under a Mackerel sky,
the smell of grapes on the wind?

Well I have known all these things
and the joys that they can bring
And I'll share them all for a cup of coffee
and to wear your ring

Have you ever had the pleasure of watching
a quiet winter's snow slowly gathering
like simple moments adding up?

Have you ever satisfied a gut feeling
to follow a dry dirt road that's beckoning you
to the heart of a shimmering summer's day?

Well I have known all these things
and the joys that they can bring
And I'll share them all for a cup of coffee
and to wear your ring

And I don't know how I survived those days
before I held your hand
Well I never thought that I would be the one
to admit that the moon and the sun
shine so much more brighter when
seen through two pairs of eyes than
when seen through just one

Have you ever seen a sight as beautiful
as a face in a crowd of people
that lights up just for you?

Have you ever felt more fresh or wonderful
as when you wake
by the side of that boy or girl
who has pledged their love to you?

Well I have known all these things
and the joys that they can bring
And now every morning there's a cup of coffee
and I wear your ring
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 GuiltyFeat wrote:
Never listened to the Cowboy Junkies. This sounds like 10,000 Maniacs from the In Your Tribe album... which makes it not unpleasant, but not exactly essential.
 
That's quite a conclusion to draw from the one song you've listened to.
Just wanna dance...or at least sway!
 
Song is very sexy. Just like the singer.
A wonderful group of artists, this track is unusually upbeat for them? Still love the generous restraint they put into everything. Achingly cool.

Also, I have a FEVER! And the ONLY prescription  is MORE COWBELL!
Never listened to the Cowboy Junkies. This sounds like 10,000 Maniacs from the In Your Tribe album... which makes it not unpleasant, but not exactly essential.
came here expressly to see the will ferrell gif that i somehow knew would be front and centre
Someone already spilled the  java beans,
sounds like an early soul music, Stax guitar twang in there
 michaelc wrote:
More Cow bells 
*bump*
 

 
First thing I thought of. Awesome.
 FlatCat wrote:

And the ossicles, cochlea, 8th cranial nerve, inferior colliculus and cortical area 41!
 
Not to mention the swonnicles.
8

great stuff 
Everybody in my homeless camp loves this song...
 michaelc wrote:
More Cow bells 


*bump*
 
perfect


 



Everybody in my mushrooming multitude of churches loves this song...

 
Been hearing way too much of the Cowboy Junkies lately. I don't think they deserve as much play as RP gives them. Great band, they have some good albums, but why are they played so much when so many other deserving artists aren't on the playlist?
More Cow bells 


*bump*
 


Nice groovin' song. Love Margo Timmins' voice.


Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...

 
hmmm....needs more cowbell
 FlatCat wrote:

And the ossicles, cochlea, 8th cranial nerve, inferior colliculus and cortical area 41!

 

Well said!  Rock on!  Love this song...



 romeotuma wrote:
This song is soooo good for the external auditory meatus...
 
And the ossicles, cochlea, 8th cranial nerve, inferior colliculus and cortical area 41!



This song is soooo good for the external auditory meatus...

 
 E_A_D_G wrote:
The wah wah guitar riff is Clarence Carter - "Slip Away".
 
Thanks, I came to the comments to find out whose riff that was.  Gonna go listen Clarence as soon as the Jenny's finish their song.

Thanks be to Bill and Rebecca this post Thanksgiving Monday.

Edit: I did listen to Clarence and hear the riff, but somebody had a bigger hit with that sound, and I think the Cowboy's use might sound more like the other song...... Arrrrgggg....  come on people, help me out.

 ziakut wrote:
Nice segue from Roxy Music to Cowboy Junkies. Good tune to follow 'More than This'.
 
Did the same today.  Like it.


I absolutely love this song...

 
Today is my 19th wedding anniversary..perfect song, thank you.


We be dancing...  love it...

 
It grows on you
 ThePoose wrote:
Well, the Boring Monkeys, as I term them, are played more often on RP than every few years. But I wish it were that often.
 
This comment killed a few more of my brain cells than were necessary.

 choiceimage wrote:


Enough with the cowbell jabs, it's starting to ruin the song for me.
 
Yeah but I'm betting it's ALL you hear now isn't it?

Wah-wah guitar and cowbell. Oh dear.
Nice segue from Roxy Music to Cowboy Junkies. Good tune to follow 'More than This'.
 maxmox wrote:


Cowbell Junkie
 

Enough with the cowbell jabs, it's starting to ruin the song for me.


very cool...


Mmmm...Margo Timmons
 maxmox wrote:


Cowbell Junkie
 

{#Clap}

Nice!
This was the tune that turned me on to the Cowboy Junkies and still a favorite.  Love them!
 wferrier wrote:
I missed the cowbell! I missed the cowbell!
 
Ah Grasshopper!  Your ears open, they must be ....

Thanks! love this song. Bought this CD  and tix to see them live for my hubby on our anniversary when it came out.

Love this song. Absolutely beautiful.{#Angel}
YAY! What a beautiful song, and what a perfect CD. Thanks, Bill. {#Roflol}
Awesome!  I love, love, love the CJs. 
Cowbell and wa-wa guitar - she's really going for the retro sound in this one. Unless it was recorded back in the 70s?
sfListener wrote:
try 6 hrs
Well, the Boring Monkeys, as I term them, are played more often on RP than every few years. But I wish it were that often.
Wow--a Junkies song that doesn't quite bore my pants off!
Oh man this song is always a delicious morsel.... I love love love this album!
CrazyOldGeek wrote:
I just want to add my name to the long list of people who just noticed the cowbell in this great song for the first time. Thanks Will!
:yes: Just this listening! :lol:
CrazyOldGeek wrote:
I just want to add my name to the long list of people who just noticed the cowbell in this great song for the first time. Thanks Will!
I missed the cowbell! I missed the cowbell!
ThePoose wrote:
I suppose then that you haven't listened to RP in years.
try 6 hrs
I just want to add my name to the long list of people who just noticed the cowbell in this great song for the first time. Thanks Will!
YUM! Thanks, Bill! :hungry: :daisy:
The wah wah guitar riff is Clarence Carter - "Slip Away".
birdland wrote:
Love the Trinity Sessions. The first time I heard this I thought this guitar player owed a debt of gratitude (at least) to Clarence Carters' - "Slip Away". And Margo is hot...
Yes, Margo is scorchingly hot, but almost all of the songs are not: they are coma-inducing. The Boring Flunkies, as I call them, need a wider range, but after two decades in the biz, it ain't gonna happen.
smackiepipe wrote:
Thanks! I haven't heard the junkies in years.
I suppose then that you haven't listened to RP in years.
buddy0407 wrote:
Damn! And I came in here just to yell MORE COWBELL!
Cowbell Junkie
The Cowboy Junkies are my heroin. I'm addicted.
n4ku wrote:
*bump*
Damn! And I came in here just to yell MORE COWBELL!
kazuma wrote:
*bump*
Beautiful song. :dance: :clap: Couldnt get tired of it, like a good healthy relationship...
This is one of those songs that you suddenly pay attention to, and then, after that, it's STILL priceless, every time. It builds oh so nicely, and hits some kinda high for so long I can't believe it and then it twists and grabs me in another way and Oh God I just love it...
daveesh wrote:
i was just thinking, would the cowbell in this song jump out at me as much if i hadn't seen that skit?
that is hilarious.. the cowbell completely jumped out at me while sitting here working. i switched over to check the forum for that exact reason, and it was the first comment i read. lol.
daveesh wrote:
i was just thinking, would the cowbell in this song jump out at me as much if i hadn't seen that skit?
I actually never minded the cowbell until I kept seeing Farrell's mug being posted here all the time.
ziggytrix wrote:
I'd just like to take a moment to thank the internet for making cowbells in songs stand out like fingernails on a chalkboard. Thank you, internet. Thank you so much. :razz:
i was just thinking, would the cowbell in this song jump out at me as much if i hadn't seen that skit?
Anniversary Song was their encore when I saw them live about a year ago. This album is so good it's stupid.
I'd just like to take a moment to thank the internet for making cowbells in songs stand out like fingernails on a chalkboard. Thank you, internet. Thank you so much. :razz:
Thanks! I haven't heard the junkies in years.
Whenever I hear this tune, I like it more.
birdland wrote:
The first time I heard this I thought this guitar player owed a debt of gratitude (at least) to Clarence Carters' - "Slip Away".
Absolutely.
If I didn't know better, I'd think the 10K Maniacs had reformed with a new lead singer.
kazuma wrote:
cowbell junkies?
Love it!
Like it.
ploafmaster wrote:
more cowbell! more cowbe--no more cowbell, please.
cowbell junkies?
swelements wrote:
Wonderful (Sinead O'Connor-like) voice, most annoying guitar.
That guitar is severely out of place in this song, which is otherwise pretty okay.
Love the Trinity Sessions. The first time I heard this I thought this guitar player owed a debt of gratitude (at least) to Clarence Carters' - "Slip Away". And Margo is hot...
I love the Junkies, one of my favourite bands by far. I own absolutely everything they ever released, but this song was always my least favourite from one of their best albums. Anyone interested in learning more about Cowboy Junkies should get this album as well as: Trinity Session Black-Eyed man Lay it Down
Radio Paradise has successfully brought me back to an appreciation of the Junkies, who I lost track of after their second release. I had no idea these guys had such a catalog. I've found them all on eBay and now I'm current! Never get tired of Margo's voice. Just consistently listenable music from these guys, not one badly done song in the whole catalog.
Wonderful (Sinead O'Connor-like) voice, most annoying guitar.
Leslie wrote:
I haven't seen the Junkies live so I can't comment on that but I will say that they are one of my favorite bands. Yeah, I guess most of their songs are dark and brooding. Apparently that appeals to me. They are really good musicians. I don't think you can deny that. I don't usually pay too much attention to lyrics but for some reason I do when it comes to the Junkies.
I'm glad you pay attention to their lyrics; they're quite intelligent. There are references to Garcia-Marquez and Faulkner among others just on this album alone. I love Trinity Sessions, but this album might be even better. Can't swear to it, but it just might be.
Heard better from them. Still, not bad.
:puke: =;
There was a period where they were my favorite band, hands down. I still enjoy them, but my affinity has waned. Additionally, this was never one of my favorite songs by them. I'll stick with Black-Eyed Man overall and, from this album, Ring on the Sill.
more cowbell! more cowbe--no more cowbell, please.
LOVE just about anything by the junkies. Guess I dig the "minors" too.
An ode to marriage. Perfect timing. Was just thinking about my wife and me growing old. :O| Someday when we finally go on our honeymoon out west, there will be a whole lot of them Cowboy Junkies on the stereo. This is the CD that got me into them, but their more recent ones are even better.
One of the great love songs of all time.
Leslie wrote:
Yeah, I guess most of their songs are dark and brooding. Apparently that appeals to me. They are really good musicians. I don't think you can deny that. I don't usually pay too much attention to lyrics but for some reason I do when it comes to the Junkies.
I like the minor notes too. Margo has this down to earth quality that catches my ear.
GolfRomeo wrote:
If there was one person on earth that I could have lunch with today, it would be Margo Timmins. And if I wasn't such a nice married guy, I'd try to work it into breakfast the next day as well... Personal secret: my daughter's middle name is Margo. After my aunt Margaret... at least in part. Don't tell anyone.
I would have kept quiet about this, but in light of all the right-wing, Republican tripe you've posted all over the politcal boards, I can stay silent no longer! ----> "Hey, Aunt Margaret!! There's something you oughta know!" :wink:
Been hearing alot of Cowboy Junkies on RP...and I like it! Might have to get me some.
If there was one person on earth that I could have lunch with today, it would be Margo Timmins. And if I wasn't such a nice married guy, I'd try to work it into breakfast the next day as well... Personal secret: my daughter's middle name is Margo. After my aunt Margaret... at least in part. Don't tell anyone.
I haven't seen the Junkies live so I can't comment on that but I will say that they are one of my favorite bands. Yeah, I guess most of their songs are dark and brooding. Apparently that appeals to me. They are really good musicians. I don't think you can deny that. I don't usually pay too much attention to lyrics but for some reason I do when it comes to the Junkies.
2clfrwrds wrote:
A high energy level is a not exactly a reasonable expectation for a Cowboy Junkies concert. They are masters of the slow burn. In fact, this song is about the most upbeat they've ever been.
I'm partial to "Miles From Home" for an upbeat tune. But I have to say, after buying three of their discs, I kind of lost interest. Not the type of music that gets better with successive listens, IMHO.
n4ku wrote:
I was thinking that it needed more cowbell.
i have a fever and the only cure...
SuperWeh wrote:
From the cowbell you'd think it was Steven Adler on drums... (j/k btw)
I was thinking that it needed more cowbell.
2clfrwrds wrote:
We saw a concert where Leo Kottke opened for these folks. When Leo left and the CJs came on, the energy level dropped to maybe 20% of what it had been. quote> A high energy level is a not exactly a reasonable expectation for a Cowboy Junkies concert. They are masters of the slow burn. In fact, this song is about the most upbeat they've ever been.
From the cowbell you'd think it was Steven Adler on drums... (j/k btw)
We saw a concert where Leo Kottke opened for these folks. When Leo left and the CJs came on, the energy level dropped to maybe 20% of what it had been. It\'s sad when a band is coyly hinting about an encore, but most of the audience is already jostling to hit the parking lot.
A nice little bit of Canadian Pop to brighten the morning.
Originally Posted by blufin: is there anything better than a song from these guys? nuff' said.
I dont know - how about NOT another song from these guys?? Hep me! Hep me! No Moa C or W, or similiar??
is there anything better than a song from these guys? nuff\' said.