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Lucinda Williams — Essence
Album: Essence
Avg rating:
6.7

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Total ratings: 1259









Released: 2001
Length: 5:48
Plays (last 30 days): 2
Baby, sweet baby, you're my drug
Come on and let me taste your stuff

Baby, sweet baby, bring me your gift
What surprise you gonna hit me with

I am waiting here for more
I am waiting by your door
I am waiting on your back steps
I am waiting in my car
I am waiting at this bar
I am waiting for your essence

Baby, sweet baby, whisper my name
Shoot your love into my vein

Baby, sweet baby, kiss me hard
Make me wonder who's in charge

I am waiting here for more
I am waiting by your door
I am waiting on your back steps
I am waiting in my car
I am waiting at this bar
I am waiting for your essence

Baby, sweet baby, I wanna feel your breath
Even though you like to flirt with death

Baby, sweet baby, can't get enough
Please come find me and help me get fucked up

I am waiting here for more
I am waiting by your door
I am waiting on your back steps
I am waiting in my car
I am waiting at this bar
I am waiting for your essence

I am waiting for your essence
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oooh baby..
 nrelkie1 wrote:

I am waiting for this song to end....



Aren't you the clever one... </sarcasm>

You've posted that same thing twice already here.
Oh... and there's the PSD button if you want it to end.

Education is a wonderful thing, embrace it.
See...Bo Ramsey on guitar.
He sometimes plays with Greg Brown. 
Greg is from Highway 61 territory in SE Iowa. 
Highway 61: Dylan country. 

Hence: this song makes sense now.
Sultry. Sexy. What a groove and lyrics! Wow. Simple but not trite. Perfect. Like John Prine at his best! What an image:

I am waiting here for more
I am waiting by your door
I am waiting on your back steps
I am waiting in my car
I am waiting at this bar
I am waiting for your essence

 nrelkie1 wrote:

I am waiting for this song to end....


  me too. but...
why wait? use the PSD/forward button.
No one does obsession quite like Miss Lucinda. 
 jnhashmi wrote:


Music snobbery at its best (worst). I commented about the music. You commented about me.


One in the same from where I sit.  You disrespected Lucinda, I your disrespect.  She is an immensely talented women more than worthy of your lame comment.  Bring something to the table worthy of respect and it will be yours.   
I am waiting for this song to end....
 beachedge_bill wrote:

After enough hearings, the Police song "Every Step You Take" morphed from a tale of infatuation to what even Sting admitted was sort of a paranoid, control freak vibe. I'm starting to feel the same way about this song - "I am waiting by your door, I am waiting in my car, I am waiting in this bar" - doesn't she sound like a female stalker a la Fatal Attraction?



Bob Slattery refers to Uncle Lomax as condroizal.
I'm waiting at the car
and at this bar
looking at this star
wishing you'd play Johnny Marr
and playing for par
even though i put far
i like Teri Garr
who now has SARS
...... essence essence... peasants
i like to rhyme.... BIG TIME!
 idiot_wind wrote:

Gotta tell ya...

This song just oozes sex, shadows, sneaking around, sweat, humidity, blurred vision, and slow motion movements.   And no A/C...just fans. 

maybe Bo Ramsey on guitar, too.  

  



tis Bo on guitar, awesome groove
21 years ago - still a 10!
https://www.ebay.co.uk/p/21034...

how's about this, Lucinda...
Gotta tell ya...

This song just oozes sex, shadows, sneaking around, sweat, humidity, blurred vision, and slow motion movements.   And no A/C...just fans. 

maybe Bo Ramsey on guitar, too.  

  
I prefer Carla Thoma's...Baby OH Baby !


I am waiting here for more
I am waiting by your door
I am waiting on your back steps
I am waiting in my car
I am waiting at this bar
I am waiting for your essence

She should hang out with the Devlins 
Bo Ramsey guitar, so cool
Dear Bill and Rebecca, thank you for going back and finding this version with the eff word. I heard this song maybe a month ago on your station, and it was a "family" version, and it was just wrong. Lucinda did not use that word gratuitously. I recall a few people took y'all to task. And here you came back and made good. A most excellent song, a 9, and the rest of the album super solid as well. Thanks again.
 ziggytrix wrote:


They don't. They play whatever version of the song they have. Some have edits, some do not.



I heard no edits, and Fukd up was in there.. what's the issue, I guess a previous version perhaps had a crash edit, glad it's fixed, if that is the reference used above.  Bit of a bummed out Junkie tune.. love ya Lucinda... and will miss your guitar work.. but keep on signing.. and hope for Pt to let you play again..
I'm waiting for this song to end.
Great stuff! Twenty out of ten!
 murr69st335 wrote:

bloody living legend that gal.
and Doug Pettibone is definitely one of my fav guitar players along with John Mcgeoch  



And don't forget Bo Ramsey.  He's also played with Greg Brown.  It's an Iowa thing, I think.  
 
 leafmold wrote:

Hard to beat Lucinda for raw power.


She certainly brings a lot of energy to whatever she performs.
 Huey wrote:

I don't care about the context, but I'm unpleasantly surprised to find that RP edits the music. I never realised that they did that. Hmmmm.


They didn't to the one I just heard. I think like most things it's the usual human error and should be a new olympic sport - jumping to conclusions. As someone else said, they play the version they have.
bloody living legend that gal.
and Doug Pettibone is definitely one of my fav guitar players along with John Mcgeoch  
Great song - but the edited version?  Really?
Lucinda gave us another legendary show at the Boulder Theater April 19! (I also saw her and her kick-ass band Buick 6 there around 20 years ago.) Her new stuff ROCKS! Jam on, Lucinda, and thanks for the love and energy you gave us a couple nights ago that will live on forever!
I don't know if it comes from experience or not but nobody voices the damaged woman like Lucinda Williams.
Ouch!
If Beth Dutton became a musician.....she'd be Lucinda Williams.
Made me think of "Waiting" by the Devlins...
"Waiting in my car, waiting in the bar..."
ok, here's your super band:

Lucinda, Alison Krause, Robert Plant. and Kathleen Edwards 
 DW4554 wrote:


Skip ahead, you are not worthy of being here.  Lucinda is top shelf.  You just can't reach it ...yet.  Keep trying though, there is always hope.


Music snobbery at its best (worst). I commented about the music. You commented about me.
 jnhashmi wrote:

Skip. Awful. Her songs are a slow grate-fest on my nerves. But then so many of my favorite bands do the same to others.



Skip ahead, you are not worthy of being here.  Lucinda is top shelf.  You just can't reach it ...yet.  Keep trying though, there is always hope.
 Randomax wrote:

You must be kidding me!!  They didn't use to!!!!!!  Bill?  What's up with that??? 


I doubt you'll see this, but RP doesn't edit anything, they just use whatever version of a song they have. Some are censored, some are not.

And every time a song with a dirty word plays, some pearl-clutcher or punk in the comments complains - depending on whether it was or wasn't censored. I think it's kind of funny, even though I lean toward the punk's "censor nothing!" attitude.
 bimmerfan739 wrote:

One of two female singers who unfailingly give me goose bumps (like I've got right now). The other is KD.




Emmylou Harris and Annie Lennox for me.
 memoryboxer wrote:
the overall tone of this (and Lucinda's voice) remind me of the scene in Into The Wild where Kristen Stewart's character is smoldering at Emile Hirsch and the old hippy says to him "Boy, that gal is about to climb a fencepost" (or something to that effect).
 


I've got to see that movie now...

LW sounds like Eliza Gilkyson here. 
Skip. Awful. Her songs are a slow grate-fest on my nerves. But then so many of my favorite bands do the same to others.
heheh. "A passionate little number" he says. Before my daughter left home I used to skip this song if she was in the house. :-) 
I feel like this song is the older sister to Jack White's Love Interruption.
One of two female singers who unfailingly give me goose bumps (like I've got right now). The other is kd.
Smokin' hot. In so many ways.
Great song bill
Hep me get (this song) fucked up. 

I know it can be because I bought the beautifully fucked up version on iTunes! 
the overall tone of this (and Lucinda's voice) remind me of the scene in Into The Wild where Kristen Stewart's character is smoldering at Emile Hirsch and the old hippy says to him "Boy, that gal is about to climb a fencepost" (or something to that effect).
I see Bill is still playing the censored version.
drug is the love
Her best song from this album.   Bo Ramsey on guitar? 

It 's a very "arousing song". 

 Huey wrote:

I don't care about the context, but I'm unpleasantly surprised to find that RP edits the music. I never realised that they did that. Hmmmm.
 
You must be kidding me!!  They didn't use to!!!!!!  Bill?  What's up with that??? 
Help me get "blank air space-d" up. Powerful.
 Huey wrote:

I don't care about the context, but I'm unpleasantly surprised to find that RP edits the music. I never realised that they did that. Hmmmm.
 

They don't. They play whatever version of the song they have. Some have edits, some do not.
Love this track...and album....this has the scuzziest, dirtiest bass, guitar, drum combo around !
this album is of the minimalist vibe compared to 'Car Wheels' 
I was taken aback  at first, but the music is awesome if you listen for it
the lyrics are great if you let Lucinda sing them to you
 
 purtypitcher wrote:
I know RP is family friendly, but the edit of that one word in this song really yanks a big piece out of it. It wasn't a gratuitous choice on Lucinda's part to use that word, and I think it adds a surprising amount of depth to the entire great song.

 
I don't care about the context, but I'm unpleasantly surprised to find that RP edits the music. I never realised that they did that. Hmmmm.
First time hearing this song.  God I love her music.  Always powerful even when intimate.
 nutrod42 wrote:
Don't know what happened to Lucinda between Car Wheels and this. Car Wheels was brilliant. This, not so much. The lyrics are awful.

 
To wit:

Baby, sweet baby, I wanna feel your breath
Even though you like to flirt with death

Ugh. 
 nutrod42 wrote:
Don't know what happened to Lucinda between Car Wheels and this. Car Wheels was brilliant. This, not so much. The lyrics are awful.

  
Couldn't speak to the albums, but these lyrics are pretty much paint-by-numbers.

 
2clfrwrds wrote:
Oh no! You were waiting at the bahrrr? I was at the cliche seedy bus station! Damn!
 
Bus stations by definition are seedy. At least in America. My last trip on a Greyhound was a cramped and prolonged reacquaintance with the unwashed masses...  {#Stop}
Lucinda Williams at The Ark in Ann Arbor Monday and Tuesday night
 2clfrwrds wrote:
Oh no! You were waiting at the bahrrr? I was at the cliche seedy bus station! Damn!
 
LOL !
Would be a nice companion to Kevin Gilbert's "Waiting"
Hard to beat Lucinda for raw power.

Promoted to 10.

Song at the right time, at the right place.


 nutrod42 wrote:
Don't know what happened to Lucinda between Car Wheels and this. Car Wheels was brilliant. This, not so much. The lyrics are awful.
 
Interesting; I love this album and definitely prefer it to Car Wheels. 
Don't know what happened to Lucinda between Car Wheels and this. Car Wheels was brilliant. This, not so much. The lyrics are awful.
I know RP is family friendly, but the edit of that one word in this song really yanks a big piece out of it. It wasn't a gratuitous choice on Lucinda's part to use that word, and I think it adds a surprising amount of depth to the entire great song.
Oh yeah...

The cover photo for this album are flower petals.

Georgia O"Keefe painted orchids...lots of orchids..very sensual orchids. 

I mean...ya see what I'm getting at with good ole Lucinda?

   
And this is why I come to RP.
Not wanting to be too decadent, but this could be the song track to a porn movie.  
oh yes- this is a 10.
love, love, love Lucinda.
Feel like I might have picked up an STD just listening to this song. And not in a good way.
Nasty, nasty, sexy, song.

Cool down. 

That could be Bo Ramsey playing 2nd guitar.

She should get Kathleen Edwards out of retirement and they tour together in the Summer in small, hot, sweaty venues. What a freakin show that could be.

Cool down. Cool down.    
 
First play in ten years!
"9  - Outstanding"  is a tough rating to get from me, but this song seems to get under my skin (so to speak) everytime I hear it..which isn't very often these days Mr Bill !


I sure enjoy this. I feel sorry for those who don\'t.
Prefer \"Car Wheels\" but need to hear more of all her stuff. \"Joy\" is my personal favorite. My $.02 worth.
Amazing what different ears hear. I hear passion every time I listen to Lucinda. Every artist has their good and bad or indifferent songs. Strung out? I don\'t think so. Bring on more!
Originally Posted by Lee: Xpat may be right, but I still don't like it. Sounds like she's had a major stroke.
I gotta agree with you, I just can't get into the strung out vocals on this song.
Xpat may be right, but I still don't like it. Sounds like she's had a major stroke.
You know, people keep saying this is her best album yet but I don\'t see it. Personally I\'d love to hear \"Side of the Road\" - one of her most beautiful songs ever.
Originally Posted by rhw: I am waiting...for your "essence"? What crap.
Hey, maybe "Essence" is the perfume her "victim" wears :p
Originally Posted by rhw: I am waiting...for your "essence"? What crap.
lol :p
Enjoyable!
I am waiting...for your \"essence\"? What crap.
After enough hearings, the Police song \"Every Step You Take\" morphed from a tale of infatuation to what even Sting admitted was sort of a paranoid, control freak vibe. I\'m starting to feel the same way about this song - \"I am waiting by your door, I am waiting in my car, I am waiting in this bar\" - doesn\'t she sound like a female stalker a la Fatal Attraction?