Joan Osborne — St. Teresa
Album: Relish
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Released: 1995
Length: 5:16
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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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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.
 themusicroob wrote:
Someone tell me I'm not crazy, this song is about a heroin addicted mother right?

 
I believe you got that right. As far as I can see, no one else did.
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
Joan performed outdoors at the Mammoth Mountain Blues Festival a few years back.  There was a huge fire in the sierras west of town and the town was engulfed in nasty smoke and ash.  Joan sang her ass off and never complained once.  It was so smoky that her flight was cancelled and the band had to drive all night from So Cal.  That's dedication. 
-John
Someone tell me I'm not crazy, this song is about a heroin addicted mother right?
This is a great song.
 dwhayslett wrote:

That's because most of us only knew "What if god was one of us?".  Come on.  Sing it with me.  "What if god was one of us?  Just a goofball on a bus?"

You remember why Joan didn't win now?  {#Laughing}

 
I LOVED Joan of Arcadia -   One of the most thoughtful gentle shows to pop up in years. Of course it was cancelled. I was afraid it would be replaced with Lime-Green Jello Acres,  but  Survivor 33 Guano Island appeared instead.
 expertTexpert wrote:
Love that transition to 3/4, and the insistence it adds.

 
The whole thing is in 3/4.
 wgsu_1978 wrote:
Love, love LOVE this song and album. A definite 10.

It killed me when Alanis Morrissette stole all the Grammys away from Joan. 

 
That's because most of us only knew "What if god was one of us?".  Come on.  Sing it with me.  "What if god was one of us?  Just a goofball on a bus?"

You remember why Joan didn't win now?  {#Laughing}
I absolutely love this song too but I would still have given the nod to Alanis as well.
 

wgsu_1978 wrote:
Love, love LOVE this song and album. A definite 10.

It killed me when Alanis Morrissette stole all the Grammys away from Joan. 

 

 wgsu_1978 wrote:
Love, love LOVE this song and album. A definite 10.

It killed me when Alanis Morrissette stole all the Grammies away from Joan. 

 
Strictly because everyone thought they were the same woman.
Love, love LOVE this song and album. A definite 10.

It killed me when Alanis Morrissette stole all the Grammys away from Joan. 
 jmkate wrote:
mesmerizing..

 
Well said.
 expertTexpert wrote:
Love that transition to 3/4, and the insistence it adds.

 
Good ear - just noticed for the first time.
 idiot_wind wrote:
She toured with The Other Ones (the Phil Lesh/GD group) about 10 years ago and she was fantastic.

it was an outdoor venue in Wisconsin. And the women were twirling like dervishes in the summer moon light. Wow. 

 
I thought that was the Dead tour, saw them in Orange County, don't remember the name of the outdoor theater.  They were good and the people watching was fun even the guy passed out at the end of the row where we were sitting.
She toured with The Other Ones (the Phil Lesh/GD group) about 10 years ago and she was fantastic.

it was an outdoor venue in Wisconsin. And the women were twirling like dervishes in the summer moon light. Wow. 
Love that transition to 3/4, and the insistence it adds.
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mesmerizing..
First time that I've sat and listened to her, very good
I like this Song.... Happy Good Friday Everybody. 

Just read about St. Teresa and "Mental Prayer" -->

One of the foremost writers on mental prayer, St. Teresa of Avila, stated: "Mental prayer is nothing else than a close sharing between friends; it means taking time frequently to be alone with him who we know loves us." Since the emphasis is on love rather than thought, modern authors recommend that it be called interior prayer.

Blessed Mother Teresa said that, "We must never forget that we are bound to perfection and should aim ceaselessly for it. The practice of mental prayer is necessary to reach that goal. Because it is the breath of life for our soul, holiness is impossible without it. It is only in mental prayer and spiritual reading that we cultivate the gift of prayer. Mental prayer is greatly fostered by simplicity-- that is forgetfulness of self and of the body and of the sense, and by frequent aspirations that feed our prayer."
Joan Osborne is quite possibly one of the most underrated singers in the U.S.
New album drops 4/8.
Hooters.
mhmmmmm, 9 ---->10
 afrixluvguy wrote:
For her voice, I'll rate any of her work highly. Except that God is One Of Us time that made this album, but then got grossly overplayed.
That mambo-ish piano on Ladder makes it my fav Joan Osborne song, today and everyday.  
 
Couldn't agree more about Ladder.  I recall there is a sample from T-Rex' Mambo Sun on that cut.
For her voice, I'll rate any of her work highly. Except that God is One Of Us time that made this album, but then got grossly overplayed.
That mambo-ish piano on Ladder makes it my fav Joan Osborne song, today and everyday.  
 Keef wrote:
If you like Joan check out some songs off of Trigger Hippy's upcoming album here http://triggerhippy.net/
 
Got tickets for their Boston show.  Can't wait!
One of my ALLTIME EVER favorite songs.{#Hearteyes}

Everybody in my mushrooming multitude of churches be dancing buck ass naked...  love this song...  love sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll...

 
 1wolfy wrote:
 Me too Miss....especially the TELL ME !!   at the end..  Deadwing wrote:
Love this song!
{#Daisy}
 


 

I know exactly what you're talking about and I like the same part... my 9 year old even knows that part 'cause we make a game of turning the volume way up at that exact moment....
 calypsus_1 wrote:

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Too bad; St. Teresa wasn't considered to fill the Pope vacancy.  Neither was I.  I was really looking forward to infallibility.
 Me too Miss....especially the TELL ME !!   at the end..  Deadwing wrote:
Love this song!
{#Daisy}