Joan Osborne — St. Teresa
Album: Relish
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7.3

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Total ratings: 1976









Released: 1995
Length: 5:16
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Sit down on the corner, just a little climb
When I make my money, got to get my dime
Sit down with her baby, wind is full of trash
She bold as the street light, dark and sweet as hash

Way down in the hollow, leavin' so soon
Oh, St. Teresa, higher than the moon

Reach down for the sweet stuff, when she looks at me
I know any man sees you like I see
Follow down the side street movin' single file
She say...
"That's where I'll hold you, sleepin' like a child"

Way down in the hollow, leavin' so soon
Oh, St. Teresa, higher than the moon

Just what I've been needin', feel it rise in me
She say...
"Every stone a story, like a rosary"
Corner St. Teresa, just a little crime
When I make my money, got to get my dime

Way down in the hollow, leavin' so soon
Oh, St. Teresa, higher than the moon

You called up in the sky
You called up in the clouds
Is there something you forgot to tell me...
Tell me, tell me, tell me, tell me, tell me

Show me, my Teresa, feel it rise in me
Every stone a story, like a rosary
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7 -> 8 - Most Excellent 
I adore Joan Osborne
I like some of her stuff, particularly her more recent bluesy work, but I find this song increasingly annoying and grating the longer it goes on. 
 thewiseking wrote:
sorry, this is not good singing
 

 
Unless you also listen with your soul.
This was my introduction to Joan - IMHO, more complex & interesting than the "God" song.
Awesome mix from Calexico's Guero Canelo. We wore out this LP/cassette/CD with endless repeat play, in the day. Ahhhh, so good.
the Cult and then this? Thanks!
St. Joan  : )
This whole album was incredible......except "What if God was one of Us", which she did not like.  Her producer wrote it and they made her record it for the album as a single.  Only song on the album that sucks, and is the only song that she didn't have a hand in writing (other than the Bob Dylan cover).
sorry, this is not good singing
 
This has aged well
ooooooooooooaaaaaahhhhhh sintareeeesaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaa.......{#Frustrated}
 sfyi2001 wrote:
Dear GAWD - WHHHHYYYYYYYYYYYYYY

 
Because it's a great song from a fantastic album. That's why.
Dear GAWD - WHHHHYYYYYYYYYYYYYY
 nutrod42 wrote:
 expertTexpert wrote:
Love that transition to 3/4, and the insistence it adds.

 
The whole thing is in 3/4.

 
I had to play this with a band last week (I'm a drummer), and I found it best to think of it in 6/8, with some sections in 3/4.

For me, It's all about where that down beat is — and in most of the song, I'm hearing it every 6 beats, not every 3.

Regardless of how it's counted, great song and great singing!
 
Easy 10
 Redpoint wrote:
Wow, not what I was expecting. Never gave Joan Osborne much listening time in the past. Might have to change that. what an excellent track.
 
Check out her performance of "What Becomes of the Brokenhearted" in the "Standing in the Shadows of Motown" documentary; jaw-dropping. (Of course, having the Funk Brothers as your backing band doesn't hurt.)
 Redpoint wrote:
Wow, not what I was expecting. Never gave Joan Osborne much listening time in the past. Might have to change that. what an excellent track.

 
This song is what caused me to appreciate her too. Can't get enough of it.
 fatcatjb wrote:
we saw Joan and the Acoustic Trio at the beautiful Crest Theater in Sacramento a few weeks ago...on a Monday night, there were few empty seats and she was magnificent

 
Saw her with her acoustic guys in Oakland at Yoshi's about a month ago. My table literally touched the front of the stage.

She was fantastic. Obviously more comfortable, and still full of talent. STRONG RECOMMENDATION 
Wow, not what I was expecting. Never gave Joan Osborne much listening time in the past. Might have to change that. what an excellent track.