Beth Orton — She Cries Your Name
Album: Trailer Park
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Released: 1996
Length: 4:43
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Falling from the western selves
To find yourself alone again
Wonderin' where you have been
Your lonely voice
Calls across the star lit coast
Reaching out to be seen

She cries your name
Three times again
She cries your name
How long can this love remain?

Cut beneath the surface screen
Of what we say and what we seem
Is there truth to be seen?
She keeps cryin' out your name
But her scream sounds the same
How fickle fate can be

She cries your name
Three times again
She cries your name
How long can this love remain?

Birds which scream for territory
Can learn to sing euphorically
Given time that is real
And there's a wasteland in your soul
The burned out trees will leave you cold
Living out an ideal

She cries your name
Three times again
She cries your name
How long can this love remain?

She cries your name
Three times again
She cries your name
How long can this love remain?

She cries your name
Twelve times again
She cries your name
How long can this love remain?
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 rommesw wrote:
I didn't know the Artist nor this song - great!! Will check out the Album. Such songs are the reason I love listening to Radio Paradise from Germany! 

 
Yes, I can agree that! a complete better contrast to the local/national radio stations here.

Greetings from Germany too ;-)
Man, I love her voice—as distinctive as they come.
The Deadhead chicks be dancin' an' twirlin' to this. Listen to that bass slide down your spine. Beth Orton is on tour with a new album out. Sweet! http://www.bethortonofficial.com/
I love it
 coding_to_music wrote:
Almost 20 years - wow

 
Older even, since this song was originally on her debut album that no one's heard, superpinkymandy, which was a Japan-only release...
Woman be praised for the information.
 Proclivities wrote:

Beth Orton has done quite a bit of electronica stuff - in fact, she's often labeled "folktronica".  Anyhow, there aren't a whole lot of fans of those genres here - at least not compared to the other genres.  A "standby for one song" would generally result in a classic rock tune here.

 
She added her voice to a key electronica track from William Orbit. Casting age discrepancies and created names aside, I always like to think that they first met in grade school when the class was arranged by alphabetical order.
I didn't know the Artist nor this song - great!! Will check out the Album. Such songs are the reason I love listening to Radio Paradise from Germany! 
Ode To Billy Joe opening guitar?
Almost 20 years - wow
Haven't heard this in ages.  Such a treat!  This album had a huge impact on me when it was first released. Entrancing! 
Sorry to be crude here, but upon first glance...the woman in cover art looks as though she crapped her denim.
Always a treat hearing Beth and her unique vocal stylings...the music she puts behind is often just as intriguing; overall, it's a masterful effect! It's all pretty amazing to me, and over the years, she has and is continuing to produce some genuine masterpieces here and there.
My favourite song of hers, from my favourite album of hers. Maybe it's the William Orbit touches and production that makes it that little bit different, but nothing she's done since has quite matched this one, for me.
Just saw an interview on "Q" (CBC). She is really shy. Camera shy. You could tell because it was a combined radio/video podcast interview with Ghomesi that she knew she was on camera - and she didn't particularly like it. Not a well-spoken person, either. Not a criticism. An observation. I actually bumped this track UP. She's quite compelling at times.
 bobzane wrote:
Beth Orton is tall
  This made me laugh out loud.


You know, her vocal stylings used to really annoy the crap out of me.
Now I'm finding that I'm starting to really like her, when the hoo haa hee hee's aren't too over the top. 
Beth Orton is tall
 Jelani wrote:
vowels according to Orton:
Ay-hey, Ee-hee, Eye-hi, Oh-ho, You-hoo 
 
Perhaps that's why Bill placed it after Ray (breathy intake) La(breathy intake) Montagne.
I'm just here for the bridge.
Perfectly beautiful