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Shawn Colvin — You're Gonna Make Me Lonesome When You Go
Album: Cover Girl
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Released: 1994
Length: 4:05
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I've seen love go by my door, it's never been this close before,
It's never been so easy or so slow.
I've been sooting in the dark too long, when something's not right it's wrong.
You're gonna make me lonesome when you go.

Purple clover, Queen Anne's Lace, crimson hair across your face,
You could make me cry if you don't know .
I don't remember when I was thinking of, you might be spoiling me with too much love,
You're gonna make me lonesome when you go .

There are dragon cloud so high above, I have only know careless love.
It always hit me front below .
But this time 'round it's more correct, it's right on target and so direct.
You're gonna make me lonesome when you go .

Flowers on the hillside blowing crazy.
Crickets talking back and forth in rhyme.
Blue river running slow and lazy.
I could stay with you for ever , and never realize the time .

But situations have ended sad , relationships have all been bad ,
Mine have been like Verlaine's and Rimbaud's
But there's no way I can compare all them scenes with this affair, honey
You're gonna make me lonesome when you go .

Oh, you're gonna make me wonder what I'm doing,
Staying far behing without you.
You're gonna make me wonder what I'm saying ,
You're gonna make me give myself a good talking to .

I will I look for you in Honolulu , San Fransisco , Ashtabula ,
You're gonna have to leave me now, I know.
But I'll see you in the skies above , in the tall grass and the ones I love
You're gonna make me lonesome when you go .
You're gonna make me lonesome when you go .
You're gonna make me lonesome .
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 RabbitEars wrote:
why?
 

 
The Album is called Cover Girl, I would deduce that like many other artists who produce an album of covers, it is simply contractual obligation, ie their record contract demands an album every so often and this is the result.

Annie Lennox did the same not that long ago and the result was much worse than this.    George Michaels "Songs from the last Century" was an undisputed hit.

I dont dislike this version.  7

https://goo.gl/nhW1Rp


While I have never been a Dylan fan, I've always liked this one.  One cannot help but admire a song that rhymes "Honolulu" with "Ashtabula."
Is there anything worse than twee country music? No, no there isn't.
Have had a deep fondness for Colvin as an artist for quite a while - this is an enjoyable and quite serviceable rendition of the Dylan classic!
 michaelgmitchell wrote:
This gal sings with the crispness of Doritos. Amazing.

 
Sorry, I was thinking cheese puffs. ;-)
why?
 
 MiracleDrug wrote:
here's a GREAT idea...
Dylan tunes with Dylan NOT singing...

 
How 'bout: non-Dylan tunes with pseudo-Dylan singing: 

"Dylan" sings Dr. Seuss: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ifzwEANf-5k
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=GUIhVPdwcRA

John Lennon parodies Bob while reading the news: 
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tgDtHlD4KP8
 
Tough to hear what Colvin, who is a fine talent, adds to this song. IOW, a needless and unattractive cover.
I think this is pretty good, but it really rubs me the wrong way when she says "Yer gonna have to leave me, I know". The "I know" is just too cutesy. Makes me cringe.

Yuck...  she should have stuck with "Bunny Came Home" and stayed away from Blood on the Tracks...
I prefer the Madeleine Peyroux version best of all...  But this is true to Dylan's folksy style... 
 michaelgmitchell wrote:
This gal sings with the crispness of Doritos. Amazing.
 
meh. empty calories.
This gal sings with the crispness of Doritos. Amazing.
 jdemmers wrote:
Pretty good cover but not as good as the original. Dylan's phrasing gives a deeper feel to the song, IMO.
 
Agreed. Colvin's version seems to drift along in a dream-like state. Dylan's version rushes ahead with urgency, as if there's something he needs to get off his chest. 
Pretty good cover but not as good as the original. Dylan's phrasing gives a deeper feel to the song, IMO.

here's a GREAT idea...
Dylan tunes with Dylan NOT singing...
Please play this tune after playing the original sometime, Bill.  I love covers of Dylan's work...and this one is outstanding.  The energy in Shawn's delivery is palpable.  She is one of my all-time favorite artists...{#Heartkiss}
This is one of her best covers...I love Dylan, but she does this song so well...play it, Bill! I think everyone will like is ;)