T Bone Burnett — It's Not Too Late
Album: The Criminal Under My Own Hat
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6.2

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Released: 1992
Length: 4:21
Plays (last 30 days): 1
The wind turns like a dagger
The rain falls like a hammer
The sky has grown dark
But it's not too late

The weather crashes down
What's lost cannot be found
The night is closing
But it's not too late

It's not too late
It's not too late
It's not too late
It's not too late
The atmosphere is lethal
But I will fear no evil

The ocean rolls like thunder
The tempest pulls us under
The dogs are howling
But it's not too late

As broken structures rust
False idols turn to dust
All lies in ashes
And it's not too late

It's not too late
It's not too late
It's not too late
It's not too late
The atmosphere is lethal
But I will fear no evil

In the dark before the dawn
The echo of the siren's song
Dies away like a ghost
As the day breaks

It's not too late
It's not too late
It's not too late
It's not too late
The atmosphere is lethal
But I will fear no evil
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Yes. He should sing a few Leonard Cohen classics.

This style would go perfectly with "Dance Me To The Edge Of Love" or "Take This Waltz"

Probably make them better.


He is channelling my Montreal homeboy, Leonard Cohen.
This is REALLY good and.......it's not too l   a       t    e        {#Wink}
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Hey, the guy may look like a Doomsdaying Baptist preacher escaped from some 19th-century Midwest apocalypse but he sure can play. 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=usITmDxKu7I

love it
This song grabs.
 Cynaera wrote:
Masterful instrumentals, and I love his quivery, Harrison-ish vocals.  He takes chances in this song, which makes me love it more.  The lyrics make me smile and shudder at the same time - it's as if he's both good and evil, holding out hope even as he points out the hopelessness.

Dang - for my first listen, this song is far more complex than I'd thought it would be... {#Eek}

 
...well said
Country is garbage.
 Stingray wrote:
Not good...
 
Yes, very nice!


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Hello RP-Listeners!

I wish all of you "MERRY CHRISTMAS",
wherever you are - whoever you wanna be!

Christmas, for me, is a sweet-naive tradition -
not a religious event!

Weak as I am - I like it. Yes, I do!

Still - I hope that Bill takes the chance
to rock the christmas-tree to pieces tonight!

"Happy Christmas
your "BAD SANTA",
aka STINGRAY
-from Cologne/Germany-
PS
Sermon of the day (promise: I'm serious):

The "Three Wise Men" - Melchior, Balthasar + Caspar
are buried in a golden sarcophage in"our" dome, the famous 
"Cologne dome" - the third highest church-building
in the world - right in the very centre of town, next to the Rhine.
A gothic building of extra-class!

Have a look:
http://de.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Datei:Koelner_Dom_bei_Nacht_1_RB.JPG&filetimestamp=20060517174554

The "grave" for the non-believers:
http://www.koelner-dom.de/17450.html?&L=1

+

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Shrine_of_the_Three_Kings

Masterful instrumentals, and I love his quivery, Harrison-ish vocals.  He takes chances in this song, which makes me love it more.  The lyrics make me smile and shudder at the same time - it's as if he's both good and evil, holding out hope even as he points out the hopelessness.

Dang - for my first listen, this song is far more complex than I'd thought it would be... {#Eek}
 catsoup wrote:
George Harrison is not dead! :)
 
Good ear, Cleveland, and some of the backing guitars (the slide, for example) add to that impression.  If you don't like this, you don't like late George Harrison.


I really like the voice...but the SONG isn`t soooo great...{#Naughty}
I like everything about T Bone Burnett except his singing.    Too much singing through the nose for my taste.    But the fruits of his production & playing & songwriting are all first rate!  
String in this reminds me of Amy Winehouse, Back to Black.
A great disk. Surprised at the low rating on this one.

I've met and worked with Burnett - unfortunately, not on a music project and alas, after he and Sam Phillips divorced (really really wanted to meet her!)

He's very nice in person, very gentle and easy to deal with. A real Southern Gentleman, same as his hero Chet Atkins.

So, there's still a few decent people left in the music business. 
The Master's voice - nice!