For all with cabin fever — seasonal or otherwise.
Sometimes the best map will not guide you
You can’t see what’s round the bend
Sometimes the road leads through dark places
Sometimes the darkness is your friend
Today these eyes scan bleached-out lands
For the coming of the outbound stage
Pacing the cage…
Songwriter: Bruce Cockburn
Pacing the Cage lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc, Carlin America Inc
13 thoughts on “On My Winter Playlist…”
He deserves to be heard, doesn’t he? Not just made fun of.
A true Canadian balladeer in every sense.
Great stuff! I hadn’t heard of Steve and I’m not familiar with a number of those tunes. I thought I heard most all of Bruce’s material but clearly that’s not the case.
The late John Stewart
“Maybe some lonesome picker will find some healing in this song.”
Now as the wheel of life turns faster…. I didn’t see the time go by.
The late Glen Yarbrough
Speaking of Canadians; this version is my favorite; an old broken down troubador whose face shows every misstep of a younger life – poorly lived
One of my favourite songs of all time.
Steve Bell (no relation) does an excellent cover as well in his album, “My dinner with Bruce.”
If you like Bruce Cockburn, Steve’s album is really worth the listen.
Have a listen to some samples.
“I’ve proved who I am so many times, the magnetic strip’s worn thin
Each time I was someone else and everyone was taken in.”
That’s just downright substantial and hilarious at the same time!
Great tune! As with virtually everything he’s done. Great chord arrangement, little unexpected melody twists and lyrical excellence.
Another brilliant Canadian poet, and consummate guitar arranger. The song ends harmonically unresolved – of course.
I was able to see Cockburn live in a very small venue in my county earlier in this century… best contemporary music concert I’ve ever been to.
“Enjoying’ may not be the best word to describe my reaction to Thomas Newman’s soundtrack to the masterpiece ‘1917’ currently playing at the cineplex.
It is by pieces melancholy, horrifying, exhilarating, and contemplative. It will likely be the first soundtrack I have purchased since ‘The Return Of The King’.
tired old moon
no flesh left on
bare old bone