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The Cactus Blossoms — Ballad Of An Unknown
Album: One Day
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Released: 2022
Length: 3:15
Plays (last 30 days): 13
The city is a prairie
That combs its hair
Shaves its face

Didn't wanna move here
Had to get a new job
Just another place

Fate is arrow
Can't pull it out
Gotta break it off

He was alive when I found him
His eyes were sad
His cheeks were pale

No signs of violence or foul play
Maybe he slipped and fell
He could barely breathe

He drew me close
Whispered in my ear
How long, how long
can this go on?

Time moves on
Pеople pass by
He remains

On thе ground
By a busy street
Without a name

Wonder what happened
None of their business
Just another day

How long, how long
can this go on?
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I dig this too- and see Alanna's fingerprints on this one- along with other new music on RP. Thank you William & Alanna!
dig this---great voice--Johnny Mathis like
The Nits??
Fucking love this song. His voice.
 rbrise wrote:


Elvis-esque?  Calexico-esque?...Chris Isaak-esque?...


I hear Jude Cole's Speed of Life
The city is a prairie
That combs its hair
Shaves it's face

Such an evocative line, especially considering the cruelty of life in the rest of the song. It gets to me every time I hear this.
likey, nice simple tune, I think the album cover of the two lads sets the aural expectations!
 rbrise wrote:


Elvis-esque?  Calexico-esque?...Chris Isaak-esque?...

With, I think, a soupcon of Tom Petty.
 paloeguevo wrote:

Really nice harmonies Evelyesques + Calexicosques guitar = Win 



Elvis-esque?  Calexico-esque?...Chris Isaak-esque?...
 Kajukenbo wrote:

I sure like this new music you've been bringing us. Thanks Rebecca and Bill!




 
I love that popular music more timeless, as in Harder to timestamp. Most 70s rock had a really signature sound, and 80s Pop sticks out like a sore thumb. You could have told me this was recorded in 1992, 2002, or last year, and I’d have believed any one of those.
The Mark Knopfler is strong in this one. 
often a favorite song is mostly about the emotions it simulates, this one stimulates deep serious ones...
Bill, it's happening again as I type this: before the song is over your voice comes on and the song abruptly ends! I've tried to contact your tech department to no avail.

Also, unlike in the past when I would log on, a song no longer starts at the beginning but rather in the middle.

Something's wrong with your code lately. Just thought you'd like to know.
Thanks for the comment to accompany this song BillG...many of us likely feel the same way...yeah, just yeah...

It's so hard to read all of the news out of the US and not be angry and hurt by our American cousins...but its good to know that some of you still have a heart...
Really nice harmonies Evelyesques + Calexicosques guitar = Win 
Fantastic! I like it! It has all the elements of a great old Country & Western ballad, yet is entirely apropos in modern times...
I see what you did there (previous song was Blue Lips)
So nice to hear The Cactus Blossoms on RP.
Listen to their older releases. They're great too.
This is good. Thanks Bill!
c.
Killer lyrics
I sure like this new music you've been bringing us. Thanks Rebecca and Bill!
Good stuff. I like it.