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Marc Broussard — Home
Album: Carencro
Avg rating:
7.2

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Total ratings: 2689









Released: 2004
Length: 5:02
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Rolling down the road,
Going nowhere,
Guitar packed in the trunk...
Somewhere around mile marker 112,
Papa started hummin' the funk...
I gotta jones in my bones before we know,
We were singing this melody...
Stop the car pulled out the guitar,
Halfway to New Orleans...

Said take me home...
Take me home...

Could feel the sun about to rise,
When I realized we had nothing to fear...
It's just me and my daddy and a kid named Cope,
Making music that nobody would hear...
And then the sun let up and it split the night,
Spillin' over our jubilee...
Ten thousand cars by the side of the road,
Groovin' far as the eye can see...

Said take me home...
Take me home...
Said take me home...
Said take me home...

This Greyhound is delta bound mama,
Baby boy done finally found,
Said this Greyhound is delta bound mama,
Baby boy done finally found his way home...
Said take me home...

Here we go,
Hot damn you should have felt the groove,
Like I was swimming in a sea of soul...
The sun was rising and the day was hot,
And we was all about to lose control...
My daddy turned his face up towards the sky,
And I knew that there was nothing to lose...
I felt the crowd breathe in and I closed my eyes,
And we disappeared into the groove...

Said take me home...
Said take me home...
Take me home...
Said take me home...

Straight from the water...
Straight from the water, children...
(repeat)
You don't know nothin' about this...

Take me home...
Said take me home...
(repeat)
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By chance, I saw Marc live at Wolf Trap, in VA.   A buddy of mine won tickets from the local radio station to see Huey Lewis, and Marc was the opening act.  I think he played this song last, and I was "hey, I know this from RP!"

It's an awesome song, that was even more awesome live.
Love it!  Soulful and bluesy.

The name looked familiar so I checked out this years line up for the Big Blues Bender in Las Vegas.  Hot Damn, Marc will be one of the many artists appear during the 4 day festival.  Another new artist to make sure to see.

Can't wait!
Whenever I fly home I listen to this on the iPod upon final descent and arrival
LOUD
& yes I said iPod.  Thing still works and has more than half my library on it
I gotta jonesin' mouthbone?
oh...


thought this was robert  randolph and family


The lyrics are Modern day Cajun at it's best!
Marc Brossard's reputation as a man who gives back to the community has been cut and laid down in ink.  
Well done Marc!
Well done RP! for finding and bringing this to us, your humble listeners.

 xc.farmer.antoine486 wrote:


Ain't nobody white in Looziannah, even dem white boyz!!



🤣
A revelation. Thanks RP
 KPC1 wrote:

This song just grabs you.................


The video for it is quite awesome too, go check it out: youtube.com/watch?v=FuWPseegaKw
“I’m a man..” by Chicago
I’m a man…..
This song just grabs you.................
Hey, I thought Tony Joe White was black for a long time too!
“I’m a man…”
 unclehud wrote:

From https://soultrain.com/2011/07/22/sound-check-marc-broussard-seasoned-to-perfection/

“I was at an after party for Citizen Cope in New York,” Broussard recalls, “and he hired this girl from Atlanta to do some of the catering. She made a gumbo with chicken and sausage and shrimp; now that’s pretty sacrilegious coming from where I’m from! You don’t do chicken, sausage and seafood in the same gumbo. It’s just not cool!”


No kidding; chicken doesn't belong in gumbo. 
And, the shrimp could've easily been replaced with crawfish! Love that Cajun cuisine, any way it's served, mostly! Am a bit antsy about relocating back down there! Great folks, great food and, clearly, some really good music! 

 Tizmself wrote:

Awesome. Check out the YouTube video.

I have! And, it's nearly as good as the tune itself! 

Great voice, Good song, but about 2 minutes too long... 
Somebody take him home already...!
 blackjackshellac wrote:

The 7 and 3 year-old approve.  As does the 52 year-old.



How do the 17 yo, 13 yo, and 62 yo feel about it now? 
First heard this when a regional healthcare system used the hook in a TV campaign.  Worked really well. 
Classic album.  Marc has a gift!
One of my favorites, thanks  to RP!
Solid 9
I dig this song!  
How's the rest of the album?
Boy...this is some serious "swamp pop"!
I always think this is Tom Jones when I hear it!
 maryte wrote:

Just saw him last Saturday night!  Great show - and he called us out for not standing up and doing what he called "ass dancing"!  Cracked me up (because that's exactly what we were doing)!


Gotta go +1 to 9 after reading your comment, love artists that want their audience to move with the groove, and dangit if this one just has it.  LLRP!!
 shayde wrote:

Pretty kickin for a louisiana white boy.



Ain't nobody white in Looziannah, even dem white boyz!!
gets my cajun blood warmin'. I like it.
IDK. Maybe it will grow on me. I'll listen a few more times, then decide.
made me wonder what Johnny Lang is up to these days!?
 Alpine wrote:

This sucks



"You don't know nothin' about this..."
mmm hmmm
 ziggytrix wrote:

I thought the same thing, well, not that he borrowed it, but the "oh-oh-oh" is a dead ringer, innit? 


(the song we're referring to is available on YouTube, and is quite good)


Too close to call a coincidence... but thanks for turning me on to Gram Rabbit! Though it would appear that Marc Broussard's "Home" was released a few years before "Dirty Horse," somebody definitely 'borrowed' from somebody else.
"I'm a man, yes I am, and I can't help but love you so."
A bit over-wrought, sheesh. 
 Howa wrote:
Hard to believe that he was just 22 when this was released (assuming that he's the one singing). Great voice!
 

My thoughts exactly!  Guess his daddy taught him right.
At first I wasn't interested, but by the end I was boppin'. Good tune!
 kingart wrote:

Alpine, scroll down the wall. You be very outnumbered. Gospel delta funk groove rock. 
 

Sometimes it's good to be outnumbered.
After about the one hundredth play here on RP, this song really begins to grate on the nerves
makes my ears tingle!
 kingart wrote:

Alpine, scroll down the wall. You be very outnumbered. Gospel delta funk groove rock. 
 That's funny! I got a laugh out of "This sucks"

Is the 'kid named Cope' Citizen Cope? Just curious...
c.
Absolutely love this song.  I can’t not dance to it.  I found the rest of the album to be horribly dull, but I’m glad Marc made this song. 
Awesome. Check out the YouTube video.
I would love to see him open for Cowboy Mouth.
Just saw him last Saturday night!  Great show - and he called us out for not standing up and doing what he called "ass dancing"!  Cracked me up (because that's exactly what we were doing)!
Keen to see him next month at a nearby intimate venue!  {#Bananapiano}
 25demayo wrote:
Let's follow this up with Michael Franti and Spearhead's "Time to go Home"
 
Let's not. Please.
Reminds me of the softcore version of Zeal & Ardor. But a very good one!
 Rollingthunder wrote:
This is a GREAT toon. 
 
I LOVE this...
This is a GREAT toon. 
Hard to believe that he was just 22 when this was released (assuming that he's the one singing). Great voice!
Rather hear the The Damned version
So incredibly good!
 thewiseking wrote:
did he borrow the hook from Gram Rabbit?
 
I thought the same thing, well, not that he borrowed it, but the "oh-oh-oh" is a dead ringer, innit? 


(the song we're referring to is available on YouTube, and is quite good)
 kingart wrote:

Alpine, scroll down the wall. You be very outnumbered. Gospel delta funk groove rock. 
 

Absolutely. Reminiscent of the Neville Bros. 
Nuff said.
Man, you guys are blowin me away! Harry Manx, Marc Broussard.....makin this disabled ole boy wanna get up and boogie! lol
 ger-man wrote:
In Deutschland völlig unbekannt - super Song, klasse gespielt. Amerika überrascht immer wieder mit cooler Musik.
 
Danke, aber glaube ich das Deutschland hat gut musik gemacht auch, besonders electronic
That little shot of Wade in the Water caught my attention. Not sure why the lyric is changed here though. shrug
In Deutschland völlig unbekannt - super Song, klasse gespielt. Amerika überrascht immer wieder mit cooler Musik.
Volume UP!!!
Played 2 times in a month is not nearly enough...
"I'm a man...and I can't help but love you so.."
"I'm a man"
Let's follow this up with Michael Franti and Spearhead's "Time to go Home"
 Alpine wrote:
This sucks

 
Alpine, scroll down the wall. You be very outnumbered. Gospel delta funk groove rock. 
 SM, that's what I like to see, something positive. Well done, if I may say so.

SquatterMadras wrote:
We have RP on in the background in the office all day so very rarely rate or comment on songs, but I have to say that this one had everyone's foot tapping and went down well with everyone so just thought I'd give it a rating (9) and a mention :)

 


This sucks
We have RP on in the background in the office all day so very rarely rate or comment on songs, but I have to say that this one had everyone's foot tapping and went down well with everyone so just thought I'd give it a rating (9) and a mention :)
DAMN this is good!!!!
This kicks ass! 
Jeez - I expect to hear Joan Osborne chiming in. Fonky blues groove.
Had to log in to say OUTSTANDING. First listen. Righteous.
Love this groove
Mmmmmhmm,
its impossible to be still while listening to this....
SOUL!
{#Motor}
Dis stuff is gooood
After about the third note I reach for the volume and,...twist it WAY UP!  He just rocks in a funky Cajun way. 

Great voice, rockin' beat!

{#Dancingbanana_2}


What a back beat, just a killer good song.

 thumbs up on all Kate Bush double thumbs up!

tompoll wrote:


Thanks for sharing. Welcome back! Music can be soooooooo powerful. Kate Bush kept me going for many years.

 


 Businessgypsy wrote:
considerably clipped ...

I've often wondered if the lyric "boy named Cope" refers to Citizen Cope. Anybody?
 
From https://soultrain.com/2011/07/22/sound-check-marc-broussard-seasoned-to-perfection/

“I was at an after party for Citizen Cope in New York,” Broussard recalls, “and he hired this girl from Atlanta to do some of the catering. She made a gumbo with chicken and sausage and shrimp; now that’s pretty sacrilegious coming from where I’m from! You don’t do chicken, sausage and seafood in the same gumbo. It’s just not cool!”


No kidding; chicken doesn't belong in gumbo. 
{#Bananajam}Good groove.
burned out on this...
I'm grinning like a village idiot without a village!  (<---- stolen from below)  More whiplash guitar!  Love, love, love!
{#Clap}
This is SOOOOO boring....

GO HOME ALREADY! 
 Cynaera wrote:
My story:  I was in a horrible funk - a bad depression. I hadn't danced, sung, or even laughed out loud for months. And one day, while my brother was out of town, I was using his computer, and listening to KINK.FM.  They played this song, and something inside me snapped.  I started to dance to it, and then I was grinning, and then laughing at myself. It was the best five minutes of my life, right then.

I love this song in ways I can't even express in words. Marc Broussard may have saved my life, and he didn't even know it.  I've heard other things by him, and he can still make me grin like a village idiot without a village. 

Lovelovelove his music.
 

Miss you so much Cynaera...

we be dancing...  love this song...
 
The 7 and 3 year-old approve.  As does the 52 year-old.
 Cynaera wrote:

I bet you could sleep through a blitzkrieg.

 
You're missed. {#Heartkiss}
Mmm, mmm, mmmmm........{#Tongue}
dang,.. almost hard to focus. i was trying to write something (kickaszz beat)
Chorus borrows from Stevie Winwood's composition ''I'm a Man''
Nice. Got my hips moving! Couldn't help it, I swear...
 neuticle wrote:
snooze
 
I bet you could sleep through a blitzkrieg.

snooze
 Cynaera wrote:
My story:  I was in a horrible funk - a bad depression. I hadn't danced, sung, or even laughed out loud for months. And one day, while my brother was out of town, I was using his computer, and listening to KINK.FM.  They played this song, and something inside me snapped.  I started to dance to it, and then I was grinning, and then laughing at myself. It was the best five minutes of my life, right then.

I love this song in ways I can't even express in words. Marc Broussard may have saved my life, and he didn't even know it.  I've heard other things by him, and he can still make me grin like a village idiot without a village. 

Lovelovelove his music.
 
Thanks for sharing. Welcome back! Music can be soooooooo powerful. Kate Bush kept me going for many years.
Just a good, swampy song!

Love this guy's voice... so full of soul and guts... boogie down...
He's playing here next week at a club downtown and I'm looking forward to being there.
Could this really be 7 years old?

Saw him "accidentally," as an opening act.  When Bonnie Raitt came onstage, she said, "How can anyone follow that?",  and invited him to play with her band for the rest of the evening.

He's good, and I don't understand why he isn't more popular.
forgot about this song sweet!!
My story:  I was in a horrible funk - a bad depression. I hadn't danced, sung, or even laughed out loud for months. And one day, while my brother was out of town, I was using his computer, and listening to KINK.FM.  They played this song, and something inside me snapped.  I started to dance to it, and then I was grinning, and then laughing at myself. It was the best five minutes of my life, right then.

I love this song in ways I can't even express in words. Marc Broussard may have saved my life, and he didn't even know it.  I've heard other things by him, and he can still make me grin like a village idiot without a village. 

Lovelovelove his music.
Love it, so southern US.
marc totallly delivers live, he's the real deal.
did he borrow the hook from Gram Rabbit?
Stompety-stomp-stomp! Feet, do yo' thang! Love the near subsonic background chorus too. This is growing on me.
Love this song. If you haven't watched it, check out the version of Marc doing this acoustically at a radio show performance (via YouTube).
 SomeOldGuy wrote:
Love the song... such a shame to learn he plagiarized it...
 

proof please.
Love the song... such a shame to learn he plagiarized it...
More Broussard please!!!! Yeah!
DoctorHooey wrote:
Wow! The cover art makes him look like a total douche

lattalo wrote:
I know he sounds Black, pretty good for a white boy!!!!!!!

On behalf of white guys from south Louisiana, WTF? "The cover art makes him look like a total douche"? "Pretty good for a white boy"? Hey, look honey - those white boys can read, write and even sing. It's almost like they're human!

Would you think it appropriate to say that Nelson Mandela is a pretty good international diplomat for a black boy? Probably not.

On a less insulting note, I've often wondered if the lyric "boy named Cope" refers to Citizen Cope. Anybody?



 WayUpNorth wrote:
What a voice!  Love this song! 
 
{#Clap}

Gotta continue to echo the sentiments of others here cause this guy has sure eaten his fair share of tarmac...dig that gravel
 peter_james_bond wrote:

Whoa! What a set of pipes!
 

amen to that!  whoa!
This young man cranks out serious Delta funk!  Seen him live a couple of times, and will again in October.  A worthwhile experience.