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Shawn Colvin — Steady On
Album: Steady On
Avg rating:
6.3

Your rating:
Total ratings: 452









Released: 1989
Length: 4:48
Plays (last 30 days): 1
China gets broken
And it will never be the same
Boats on the ocean
Find their way back again
I am weaving
Like a drunkard
Like a balloon up in the air
I am needing a puncture and someone
To point me somewhere
I'm gonna keep my head on straight
I just hope it's not too late
Open up the gate I go straight on, steady on

Steady on!

I was feeling imploded
A wooden smile, a wooden heart
The things exploded
Like rockets in the dark
Now I'm pulling out splinters
And I'm off to hibernate somewhere
For the nuclear winter
Of another love affair

'Cause he seemed like a miracle
I ate it up like cereal
But it was something like shrapnel

Steady On!

It's like ten miles of a two-lane
On a South Dakota wheat plain
In the middle of a hard rain
A slow boat or a fast train
I am gonna keep my head on straight
I'm gonna keep my head on straight

Steady on!
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Steady On RP. Our private DJ does a great job and should be honored for that.
1->1
This album is so good!  
 Dave_Mack wrote:
I like this one. Reminds me of Bruce Cockburn.

 
explains why this is so annoying then.....
 nutrod42 wrote:
one of her best efforts.

 
Fixed that for you.

A 9 for me.
I like this one. Reminds me of Bruce Cockburn.
Not one of her better efforts.
I like her music, otherwise. This, meh. Standard issue. 
3  - > 2
"Then things exploded, like buckets in the dark"?!? Nurse! My eardrops, please!
What a boring '80s song… {#Confused}
 Bakaretsu wrote:
6.4? R U kidding?
So excellent 

  .... Agree, 9
 WhiteWater wrote:
Great song, great album, great artist.

 
 

Yes! Her voice takes me back to the first time I heard/saw her at the 1990 Telluride Bluegrass Festival (Colorado) — that wasn't strictly bluegrass.


Did she not have access to a Thesaurus?
Is it a great song ? Is it something inspiring ? No it´s a solid 1 !
A great disc.  Bought it when it came out and it sat shortly afterwards for many years until I was reminded about it here with other tracks being played.  Listen to it fairly often these days.  Much better with time ...
rickie lee jonesish
6.4? R U kidding?
So excellent 
If this isn't closing credits music to a John Hughes film, I don't know what is.
 WhiteWater wrote:
Great song, great album, great artist.

 
Agreed
Great song, great album, great artist.
Damn good tune!  Super voice  8 )
So, roughly a 12+ year gap between now and the last time this song was played on RP?

It has been a while since I heard it anywhere.  Still fresh!
Originally Posted by ce: Somebody's been listening to Joni Mitchell a lot, ca "Dog eat dog"/"Chalk mark in a rain storm". And that's probably a compliment to Shawn Colvin. Not bad.
Interesting and astute observation ce. I hadn't realized that, nor thought of it until your post. :cool:
Somebody\'s been listening to Joni Mitchell a lot, ca \"Dog eat dog\"/\"Chalk mark in a rain storm\". And that\'s probably a compliment to Shawn Colvin. Not bad.