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Mipso — Born At The Right Time
Album: Born At The Right Time
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Released: 2022
Length: 3:38
Plays (last 30 days): 6
Down among the reeds and rushes
A baby boy was found
His eyes as clear as centuries
His silky hair was brown

Never been lonely, never been lied to
Never had to scuffle in fear, nothing denied to
Born at the instant the church bells chime
The whole world whispering, born at the right time

Me and my buddies, we are traveling people
We go down to restaurant row
Spend those euro-dollars
All the way from Washington to Tokyo

I see them in the airport lounge
Upon their mother's breast
They follow me with open eyes
Their uninvited guest

Never been lonely, never been lied to
Never had to scuffle in fear, nothing denied to
Born at the instant the church bells chime
The whole world whispering, born at the right time

Too many people on the bus from the airport
Too many holes in the crust of the earth
The planet groans
Everytime it registers another birth

But down among the reeds and rushes
A baby girl was found
Her eyes as clear as centuries
Her silky hair was brown

Never been lonely, never been lied to
Never had to scuffle in fear, nothing denied to
Born at the instant the church bells chime
The whole world whispering, born at the right time
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 aspicer wrote:

And why would I listen to this and not the original?



Variety is the spice of life.
 smartn1 wrote:

Nice. Reminds me of Paul Simon.



A tribute: https://www.paulsimon.com/song...
It's a nice cover but I'd rather listen to the original, I guess.
Pretty enjoyable. I guess what his cover accomplishes is to call attention to everything that just good music about this song. It does’t add much, it doesn’t wreck it, and if this was the original and Simon’s was a cover, who would complain?
 aspicer wrote:

And why would I listen to this and not the original?



Because the original isn't playing?
 surfool wrote:


Ditto. But I was stoned and it took me more that a few bars! 


There's always another bar to explore when you're in the State of Altered.....
 jpfueler wrote:


no, really, I thought it was a different version by him for a few bars. Then realized the voice was younger sounding than the song is.


Ditto. But I was stoned and it took me more that a few bars! 
Such a great song.  Happy to hear more than one version.  But I do feel born at the right time to have heard this fresh out of the gate when Rhythm of the Saints was released.  
To me, it's not different enough from the original to warrant much attention. His voice and delivery are so similar to Simon's. 
And why would I listen to this and not the original?
 jpfueler wrote:
no, really, I thought it was a different version by him for a few bars. Then realized the voice was younger sounding than the song is.

I did too at first. His voice sounds very much like a young PS.
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!interesting
Whatever the change to the arrangement is, this cover takes away the thing that makes me cringe about the original.  Strange.
 smartn1 wrote:

Nice. Reminds me of Paul Simon.



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 smartn1 wrote:

Nice. Reminds me of Paul Simon.






Check out the Paul Simon album: The Rhythm of the Saints, released on October 16, 1990.
This is Paul, his sound hits me in a very particular way. I think it's a DNA thing.
 Btravelen wrote:


Uh...


There nay be a reason for that . . .
 Btravelen wrote:


Uh...


no, really, I thought it was a different version by him for a few bars. Then realized the voice was younger sounding than the song is.
Wiki article: Mipso

"Mipso is a North Carolina quartet formed in Chapel Hill and known for combining a traditional string band format with close harmony and a variety of modern influences. The band is made up of Wood Robinson (Bass, Vocals), Jacob Sharp (Mandolin, Vocals), Joseph Terrell (Guitar, Vocals) and Libby Rodenbough (Fiddle, Vocals)."
 smartn1 wrote:

Nice. Reminds me of Paul Simon.



Uh...
So much new music on RP this weekend. Thank you! 
There’s a very good reason for that… lol!
Nice. Reminds me of Paul Simon.
Dibs!