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Big Thief — Change
Album: Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe In You
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6.9

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Total ratings: 479









Released: 2022
Length: 4:47
Plays (last 30 days): 14
Change, like the wind, like the water, like skin
Change, like the sky, like the leaves, like a butterfly

Would you live forever and never die
While everything around passes?
Would you smile forever and never cry
While everything you know passes?

Death, like a door to a place we've never been before
Death, like space, the deep sea, a suitcase

Would you stare forever at the sun
Never watch the moon rising?
Would you walk forever in the light
To never learn the secret of the quiet night?

Still, like a stone, like a hill, like home
Still, what I find, is you were always on my mind

Could I feel happy for you
When I hear you talk with her like we used to?
Could I set everything free
When I watch you holding her the way you once held me?

Change, like the sky, like the leaves, like a butterfly
Death, like a door to a place we've never been before

Would you live forever and never die
While everything around passes?
Would you smile forever and never cry?
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Interesting: mountain music from the heart of the biggest urban environment in the USA. Having spent a decade living in Brooklyn I saw a lot of "country people" in the hip neighborhoods in the borough, so this isn't a big surprise. Seems to be a 21st century version of the urban cowboy phenomenon from the '70s.

Nice tune though. Singer can bring it, furshur.
Kinda grows on ya.
their Glastonbury 2022 gig
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l-B5EaH1paw
(why don't hyperlinks resolve these days?)
Big Emmylou!
A little too slow for me, but I like it nonetheless.
Saw Big Thief do this in DC a few months back; just outstanding. Have it on recycled colored vinyl; the whole album is a gem.
Sad songs can hit your soul, but they bring up your regrets and longings. 
 sfoster66 wrote:

The lyrics on this track, while simple on their surface, certainly are deep and really ask some questions that require some reflection...love that...



Thanks for that. It made me stop and read them properly as the song was playing, and you couldn't be more right!
The lyrics on this track, while simple on their surface, certainly are deep and really ask some questions that require some reflection...love that...
What yummy vocals! I get.....moist!
Lovin' this more with each hearing! Brilliant lyrics and Gorgeous voice and vibes! Boosted 7 -> 8 !
What a lovely voice. She reminds me of Emmylou Harris.
Love it!
Dirge
Not to my taste.  The song has no momentum (the drums are particularly draggy) and her voice is giving me the ab-dabs.  Sorry, it's a 1 from me.
 CCSandman wrote:

Dunno how anyone can give a 1 score for any of this band's songs, unless they have a vendetta?

...Who'd they kill?





My poor ears... 

to each their own - this one doesn't do it for me. Vocal style feels affected, and the whole theme of "change" just feels a little overwrought to me. It tries to be really deep, which only makes it worse. >PSD

Still love RP! 
She has a primo voice!
Wow.

c.
Kid No. 2 approves. 
Dunno how anyone can give a 1 score for any of this band's songs, unless they have a vendetta?

...Who'd they kill?



The more I hear this one, the more I like it.
 DrMacDaddy wrote:


Could be Johnny Cash, as a woman, on a beach, but I hear a young Emmy Lou Harris in Brooklyn.


Totally thought this was Emmylou.
 DrMacDaddy wrote:


Could be Johnny Cash, as a woman, on a beach, but I hear a young Emmy Lou Harris in Brooklyn.


yes, very Emmy Lou-ish
 RoelantSiekman wrote:
Aahhhh.. lovely. This is the "What if Johnny Cash was a woman"- (on a beach)-Version.


Solid 9.


Could be Johnny Cash, as a woman, on a beach, but I hear a young Emmy Lou Harris in Brooklyn.
Love the album art
So gentle, so gorgeous...
Bill has the best ears on earth.  Grabbed me the first time.
Aahhhh.. lovely. This is the "What if Johnny Cash was a woman"- (on a beach)-Version.


Solid 9.