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Grammarcop
(A place with fresh water and great beer)
Posted: Oct 06, 2017 10:23
 

Angela —> Kathleen. 

Bill, I think Rebecca's starting to get suspicious! 
pfwashburn9485
Posted: Dec 04, 2016 7:52
 

We are so blessed to have wonderfully gifted souls to write music for us . Thanks Bill & Rebecca for bringing it to our ears ,bless you!!
impediguy
Posted: Jan 07, 2016 20:35
 

Josh is an under-rated song/wordsmith who is IMHO in the likes of Elvis Costello and Tom Waits. Also can't help but like songs about girls having the same name as my girlfriends. {#Ask}
Grammarcop
(A place with fresh water and great beer)
Posted: Sep 04, 2015 13:34
 

I love this song's quiet intensity. 
kcar
Posted: Jun 18, 2015 12:53
 

 Proclivities wrote:

Nick Drake's work never sounded very much like Dylan's to my ears.

 

Neither mine. Nick's lyrics are too confessional and vulnerable and his music is too beautifully arranged to be Bob's. 
TerryS
(Another SW)
Posted: May 01, 2015 20:10
 

Kingart,
Great find adding those lyrics - thanks. 
h8rhater
Posted: Feb 11, 2015 10:22
 

  WayUpNorth wrote:
Ok, so I've commented before ... I know, I know ... but I truly think this song is brilliant.

Sasha2001 wrote:

I wouldn't exactly say he's breaking new ground here. Dont know how this qualifies as brilliant.
 
You dont (sic) know? It must be that bloomberg education machine that is failing you.
jules44
(Sunny North Carolina)
Posted: Dec 26, 2014 17:38
 

I'm gonna guess Rami Jaffe on keyboards!
Garyohh
(Toronto)
Posted: Jan 31, 2014 0:02
 

 jamelch wrote:
I don't understand all the hate.  I find his music refreshing and his lyrics inspired. 

 
agreed. What's old is new again. 
jamelch
Posted: Jan 15, 2014 7:15
 

I don't understand all the hate.  I find his music refreshing and his lyrics inspired. 
unclehud
(now 30 feet above the planet in King Abdullah Economic City)
Posted: Aug 10, 2013 22:32
 

Well, I never really had a strong liking for this guy's music and I'm afraid that applies to this song as well, but the lyrics struck me dumb this morning. Wow.

Now, if Willie Nelson or somebody with a gravelly voice covered this ... zowie!
Sasha2001
(The business end of Bloomberg's education machine.)
Posted: Jun 24, 2013 3:26
 

 WayUpNorth wrote:
Ok, so I've commented before ... I know, I know ... but I truly think this song is brilliant.

 
I wouldn't exactly say he's breaking new ground here. Dont know how this qualifies as brilliant.
govna
(beantown)
Posted: Mar 21, 2013 12:43
 

the ultimate friend-zone theme song.
Proclivities
(Paris of the Piedmont)
Posted: Jan 02, 2013 7:25
 

 More_Cowbell wrote:

Which all sound like Dylan

 
Nick Drake's work never sounded very much like Dylan's to my ears.
kingart
(Brooklyn NY)
Posted: Dec 17, 2012 10:46
 

 grogg wrote:
I know nothing about Ritter, but this song makes me want to hear more of his stuff.
 
Try these: To The Dogs or Whoever.  Right Moves (my two personal Ritter favorites, extraordinary lyrics that tell or allude to great stories and are a lot of fun). The Girl in the War. Wolves. Change of Time. 

"To The Dogs Or Whoever" 

Deep in the belly of a whale I found her

Down with the deep blue jail around her

Running her hands through the ribs of the dark

Florence and Calamity and Joan of Arc

 

I love the way she looks in her underwear

I lose my page then the book then the plot then I swear

She makes the most of her time by loving me plenty

She knows there'll come a day when we won't be getting any

 

The stain of the sepia the butcher Crimea

Through the wreck of a brass band I though I could see her

In a cakewalk she came through the dead and the lame

Just another bird floating on a hurricane

 

I was flat on my back with my feet in the thorns

I was in between the apples and the chloroform

She came to me often, I was sure I was dying

It was always hard to tell if she was laughing or crying

 

I thought I heard somebody calling

In the dark I thought I heard somebody call

 

Joan never cared about the in-betweens

Combed her hair with a blade did the Maid of Orleans

Said Christ walked on water we can wade through the war

You don't need to tell me who the fire is for

 

Oh bring me the love that can sweeten a sword

A boat that can love the rocks or the shore

The love of the iceberg reaching out for a wreck

Can you love me like the crosses love the nape of the neck?

 

Was it Casey Jones or Casey at the Bat

Who died out of pride and got famous for that

Killed by a swerve laid low by the curve

Do you ever think they ever thought they got what they deserved

 

Don't pity the bullet, but pity the man

Who both find their place in the same sad plan

Who both are like the barrel going over the falls

Crying all the way down I never asked to be involved

 

I thought I heard somebody calling

In the dark I thought I heard somebody call

 

General George began the day by taking pink little pills

Sent his men to the top of some hell of a hill

Through the whisper of trees came artillery breeze

He said I love the way the wind comes a'tickling my knees

 

Jane shot the apple right between the eyes

I was thinking of her when you came outside

Lemonade on your breath sun in your hair

Did I mention how I love you in your underwear?

 

Deep in the belly of a whale I found her

Down with the deep blue jail around her

Running her hands through the ribs of the dark

Florence and Calamity and Joan of Arc

 

I thought I heard somebody calling

In the dark I thought I heard somebody call

 

 
grogg
Posted: Dec 20, 2011 7:19
 

I know nothing about Ritter, but this song makes me want to hear more of his stuff.
WayUpNorth
Posted: Nov 02, 2011 12:43
 

Ok, so I've commented before ... I know, I know ... but I truly think this song is brilliant.
scrubbrush
(Sea of Calm)
Posted: Nov 02, 2011 12:42
 

Love this song
Stingray
(JULIAN'S NWO)
Posted: Aug 31, 2011 13:42
 

Oh Josh - such a long road to Dyland!

TERRIBLE MUSIC YOU TRY TO PLAY!
BerkeleyAlice
(Salinas CA)
Posted: Aug 31, 2011 13:41
 

I just turned to my co-worker and said sarcastically, "What did this guy do? Take singing lessons from Dylan?" She politely retorted that Dylan has made a lot of money. OK, that stopped me.
 
shomp
(Oakland, CA)
Posted: Apr 27, 2011 13:10
 

He puts on a great show. See him live if you can.
WayUpNorth
(Windswept Exile)
Posted: Mar 11, 2011 5:51
 

This is a modern classic
More_Cowbell
(Northern IL)
Posted: Mar 11, 2011 5:50
 

 danuneken wrote:
Nice series of Nick Drake soundalike songs!
 
Which all sound like Dylan

danuneken
(Oslo, Norway)
Posted: Jan 23, 2011 5:38
 

Nice series of Nick Drake soundalike songs!
mem_313
(lerkin)
Posted: Jan 07, 2011 14:44
 

this is the first year I have heard of josh ritter. me likee!!!!
raenvald
(Coast Salish Territory)
Posted: Dec 07, 2010 0:07
 

What a great "last song of the night" tune. Thanks Josh. Thanks RP.

{#Clap}
WayUpNorth
(Windswept Exile)
Posted: Nov 05, 2010 6:59
 

I won't be your last dance just your last goodnight
every heart is a package tangled up in knots someone else tied
More_Cowbell
(Northern IL)
Posted: Apr 28, 2010 7:04
 

Remids me of some of the Dylan authored lyrics.  In a good way!
pjcle
(of Columbia)
Posted: Jan 07, 2010 19:44
 

Lovely lyrics, a woman's man.  love it.

ceviche
(Lima, Peru)
Posted: Dec 07, 2009 10:59
 

Nice metaphor; stars and northern lights, the other girls, the girl he's talking to...


Darlington
(Columbia, South Carolina)
Posted: Oct 21, 2009 9:06
 

 sfListener wrote:
Saw him open for John Prine a while ago.  Great solo act.
 
Saw him open for Gomez this summer. Incredible performer and a really nice guy too. Lots of great interaction with the crowd.

avidlistener
(Atlanta, GA)
Posted: Oct 21, 2009 9:05
 

Love, love, LOVE Josh Ritter! His lyrics and sound is so captivating! It seems as if every album is better than the last. He my favorite musician to see in concert and such a sweetheart!
WayUpNorth
(Down on the Farm)
Posted: Aug 03, 2009 11:46
 

Incredible lyrics ... got me started on Josh Ritter and I haven't stopped yet! {#Sunny}
sfListener
Posted: Jun 16, 2009 21:27
 

Prine's guitarist, wow!

 
fatcatjb wrote:
We caught that tour in Sacramento...Josh was outstanding (and so was John Prine)

 
sfListener wrote:
Saw him open for John Prine a while ago.  Great solo act.
 
 


fatcatjb
(Sunny Sacramento)
Posted: Jun 16, 2009 21:26
 

We caught that tour in Sacramento...Josh was outstanding (and so was John Prine)

 
sfListener wrote:
Saw him open for John Prine a while ago.  Great solo act.
 


sfListener
Posted: Jun 16, 2009 21:24
 

Saw him open for John Prine a while ago.  Great solo act.
peter_james_bond
(Lunenburg, NS)
Posted: Apr 30, 2009 6:06
 

Caught my ear, I had to see who it was. I like what I hear.
AvoidingWork
(Home of Big Boy #4004)
Posted: Feb 10, 2009 10:25
 

 Papernapkin wrote:
I liked him when he was in Three's Company.
 
Got a chuckle!  Nice.

stevo_b
(Rock Ridge)
Posted: Jun 18, 2008 12:12
 

I have always liked this one.
lathyris
(Houston, TX)
Posted: Jun 18, 2008 12:11
 

Smoove_D wrote:
I'm gonna go ahead and bump this from an 8 to a 9. Love this song.
And I'm going all the way from unrated to 4. Props, Josh!
Darlington
(Columbia, South Carolina)
Posted: Jun 18, 2008 12:09
 

Smoove_D wrote:
I'm gonna go ahead and bump this from an 8 to a 9. Love this song.
His latest CD, which came out last year, is excellent. Haven't heard much off of this one...
garthwb
(Emerald Isle)
Posted: Apr 16, 2008 13:43
 

This entire album was recorded using Curtis Mayfield's old equipment. R.I.P. Brother Curtis.
Smoove_D
(Milwaukee)
Posted: Apr 16, 2008 13:40
 

I'm gonna go ahead and bump this from an 8 to a 9. Love this song.
Papernapkin
(Mountain View, CA)
Posted: Mar 31, 2008 19:03
 

I liked him when he was in Three's Company.
Zweiblumen
(Boston, MA [2,606 miles ENE of Paradise, CA])
Posted: Feb 29, 2008 6:40
 

rtkmusic wrote:
Might be a good deal if that 10 bucks includes parking, dinner, an open bar and a headliner.
Oh SNAP
TheFriendlyCat
(Five Miles South of Nowhere)
Posted: Feb 13, 2008 14:28
 

Smooth. I like all of it, except how he says kathleen, but thats okay, not his fault. all in all, a lovely, romantic song.
Dragonfly_Launch
(Conway, Ar)
Posted: Feb 13, 2008 14:28
 

jstevep00 wrote:
Nov, 2006, someone posts about Josh Ritter followed by Nina Simone Dec, 2007, another post about Ritter followed by Simone right now, I'm listening to Nina Simone following Josh Ritter What's going on here, Bill? You really love these two paired together or are you recycling playlists?
Okay, I am tired of this repeated thread. Of course once he designs a fine little cluster of songs he uses it more than once and in a given calendar period you may hear it several times. Frankly, if you notice this you are likely listening to RP enough to buy a sweatshirt or some discs through amazon via Bill. Or hell, just give him some money for work well done.
Smoove_D
(Milwaukee)
Posted: Feb 13, 2008 14:26
 

jstevep00 wrote:
Nov, 2006, someone posts about Josh Ritter followed by Nina Simone Dec, 2007, another post about Ritter followed by Simone right now, I'm listening to Nina Simone following Josh Ritter What's going on here, Bill? You really love these two paired together or are you recycling playlists?
Bill's not there 24/7. Yes, he recycles playlists.
jstevep00
(left of center)
Posted: Jan 28, 2008 20:21
 

Nov, 2006, someone posts about Josh Ritter followed by Nina Simone Dec, 2007, another post about Ritter followed by Simone right now, I'm listening to Nina Simone following Josh Ritter What's going on here, Bill? You really love these two paired together or are you recycling playlists?
joeychick
(San Diego)
Posted: Dec 12, 2007 17:23
 

Zigi wrote:
It's probably you... Oh look here comes Nina Simone. If that doesn't change your opinion then it's DEFINITELY you. :chillpill:
Gee... Josh Ritter ... followed by Nina Simone. Again. Hmm.