Sheryl Crow — Redemption Day
Album: Sheryl Crow
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Released: 1998
Length: 4:20
Plays (last 30 days): 2
I've wept for those who suffer long,
But now I weep for those who've gone.
Into rooms of grief and questioned wrong,
But keep on killing.
It's in the soul to feel such things,
But weak to watch without speaking.
Oh what mercy sadness brings,
If God be willing.

There is a train that's heading straight
To heaven's gate, to heaven's gate.
And on the way, child and man
And woman wait, watch and wait.
For redemption day.

Fire rages in the streets,
And swallows everything it meets.
It's just an image often seen,
On television.

Come leaders, come you men of great,
Let us hear you pontificate.
Your many virtues laid to waste
And we aren't listening.
What do you have for us today,
Throw us a bone but save the plate.
Oh why we waited til so late,
Was there no oil to excavate
No riches in trade for the fate
Of every person who died in hate
Throw us a bone, you men of great.

There is a train that's heading straight
To heaven's gate, to heaven's gate.
And on the way, child and man
And woman wait, watch and wait.
For redemption day.

It's buried in the countryside,
It's exploding in the shells of night,
It's everywhere a baby cries,
Freedom, freedom.
Freedom, freedom.
Freedom.
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Shimmer wrote:

Seguing "Last Chance to Evacuate Planet Earth" into this song is very clever. Dark, but clever.

 
My thoughts exactly, Shimmer.  Obviously I'm not the only one to have noted this connection.

From a time when Sheryl Crow was still good
 Shimmer wrote:
Seguing "Last Chance to Evacuate Planet Earth" into this song is very clever. Dark, but clever.

 
Hail to the chief!
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Please play less Sheryl Crow.
good enough!
{#Bananajam}
 Dragonfly_Launch wrote:
How does one vote this as a 1? And like RP at all?

 
I've heard this silly argument from lots of RP listeners. And it's a stupid comment.  Just because I, or other people, listen and enjoy some of the music on this station does not in any way mean we will like hearing everything.  In fact there are several artists played here who I would be glad if I never heard of again, but I do listen because there has been some different music I have enjoyed.   Also,  RP makes good background noise while at work.  However, many of the listeners here seem to think that every single song Bill plays is some paragon of musical excellence.  Heaven forbid one finds a certain style or artist "annoying".  Or heaven forbid one simply hates hearing music from a "legendary" artist, or in Crowe's case "not so legendary".  Then the silly comments such as the one above come out.  Deal with it people, we all have different likes and tastes.  Heaven knows people dislike lots of music I enjoy, but to post a quote such as the one above is a bit much. 
 Dragonfly_Launch wrote:
How does one vote this as a 1? And like RP at all?

 
Legitimate (if rhetorical) question and I often wonder the same thing since there are "1" ratings on every song. That's why I like reading the cogent negative comments so I can begin to understand other peoples opinions. Ultimately, it doesn't matter though. This one's a solid 7 for me.
How does one vote this as a 1? And like RP at all?
Following up "Porcupine Tree's — Last Chance To Evacuate Planet Earth Before It Is Recycled" which samples the cult leader from Heaven's Gate, with Redemption Day that has "Heavens Gate" prominently in the refrain.   Masterful transition, guys.
Outstanding!  {#Yes}
Actually thought this was a very good song and performance.  Way different than her newer stuff.  Didn't find it whiney at all.
Cant take the monotonous whining.
 Shimmer wrote:
Seguing "Last Chance to Evacuate Planet Earth" into this song is very clever. Dark, but clever.

 
Same situation just right now 
Seguing "Last Chance to Evacuate Planet Earth" into this song is very clever. Dark, but clever.
This album is clearly her opus work.  Excellent!
The bassline on this song more than makes up for... ...whatever the complainers don't like.
 Rmike wrote:
Amen....
 
tipper wrote:
A much underated artist who has unfortunatley fallen prey to the music fashion halfwits and the ipod (i only hear half the music) generation.
Play her music on a decent system and forget all the gender and personality issues.
 
Actually, the "gender issue" is one of the reasons I enjoy Ms. Crow's music.  I find her voice ... well ... sexy.
 xtalman wrote:

Beer most likely.

 
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 philinnz wrote:

nice story but I cannot figure out what a barley stand is - something to do with crops perhaps

 
Beer most likely.