Leon Russell — Out In The Woods
Album: Carney
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Released: 1972
Length: 3:30
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Well I'm going down, Going down a hard road
Just don't know, don't know where I've been
But I think I've been walking, I'm walking round in circles
Can't even find a friend
Woah, my love, my love she's not waiting
Think I might've been gone, I've been gone too long
People make me crazy
I can hardly sing my song
Hustlers stand around me,
I'm lost and all alone
Can't tell the bad from the good
I'm lost ins the woods, I'm lost in the woods
Big city gamblers, gamblers take my money
Yes it gets to be useless, yes it's useless to me
And I think I'm lost, when I'm lost inside this jungle
Can't see the forest for the tress
Well pretty little woman come and get me
Try me, try me one more time
Yes and your sweet, your sweet understanding
Cant' fix this broken heart of mine
The vultures fly around, come and take me home
Can't tell the bad from the good
I'm out in the woods, I'm lost in the woods
I'm a man gone crazy in the woods
I'm wandering around the bush
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Whoa! Haven't heard this since I bought the LP in the 70's. Such a clever song — and along with "Stranger in a Strange Land", among the best tunes from the "Mad Dogs & Englishmen" era of rock. Ran right over to Amazon (via the link here, natch) to buy it.
{#Devil_pimp} zesty !
I remember him being introduced at shows as "The Master of Time and Space".
 ronniegirl wrote:

I have loved Leon for decades. 


Lindo525 wrote:

You must be exhausted

 

{#Roflol}{#Clap}

I realize now that I loved his bigger hits without actually identifying that guy on the FM. My bad. I think Leon was one of those guys who was huge in the early 70s and then got pigeonholed into semi-obscurity. 
 thewiseking wrote:
Always felt he was Elton's inspiration

 
Hearing Alt-J too, oddly, except they've lost the glamour.

edit:  oops, today followed by Tessellate ...
Always felt he was Elton's inspiration
those monkeys do excellent backing vocals  {#Dancingbanana}
It was such a great loss to lose Leon. Thanks Bill, for helping keep his memory alive, One of my favorite songs by him.  {#Cheers} Cheers Leon!
thanks Bill
I say thank you to LR every time I hear his voice cuz it's so distinct and gloriously bursting with love
Bless you LEON RUSSELL. From all the Shelter People
HAven't heard this for a while! Saw him with the "Mad Dogs and Englishmen" tour in 1970. Outstanding!
 Skydog wrote:
I always felt that "Carney" was Leon Russell's Sgt Pepper

 

Good analogy.
Damn, I've been listening to a sample of this for years without even knowing the original !
Not really the same vibe but I like them both now :)

Hilltop Hoods + Adelaide Symphony Orchestra {#Music}


 CatSitter wrote:
Took the words right out of my mouth! Fondest Leon Russell memory (back in the day) was seeing him and Cat Stevens each play a set on a local PBS station of all places. Both were excellent!
 
PBS/NPR:  excellent value.

Leon Russell:  excellent value.   
excellent..
 pinto wrote:

It's only a matter of time before he and Willie Nelson collaborate.  

 
like maybe 1979?
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I always felt that "Carney" was Leon Russell's Sgt Pepper
for some reason, I'd missed this song.
Most excellent groove.  Funny, a stronger verse than chorus.
Thought this was early Willie at first.
There is a live version of this song that is way better, from a 3 LP set called Leon Live

http://www.amazon.com/Leon-Live-2-CD-Russell/dp/B000002U5F 
 dharmabumrap wrote:
Did Dr. John and Leon ever do anything together?  Seems like a natural, but I can't recall anything with the both of them.

 
Yes, they were both inducted into the Hall of Fame  in 2011.
Geez, he looked old in '72!  {#Ask}
 ronniegirl wrote:

I have loved Leon for decades. 

 
You must be exhausted
 dharmabumrap wrote:
Did Dr. John and Leon ever do anything together?  Seems like a natural, but I can't recall anything with the both of them.

 
It's only a matter of time before he and Willie Nelson collaborate.  Maybe ZZ Top too.  Imagine the lice.
Who? *ducks to avoid flying brickbats*
 ronniegirl wrote:

I have loved Leon for decades. 

 
Thanking sharkartist for the good looking photo. We went to see him in November here in Houston. He still rocks... 
Love me some Leon!!.  For some odd reason, I've had Back to the Island playing in my head for two days now.  Thanks for playing this... maybe it will dislodge the Island!!
 ronniegirl wrote:

I have loved Leon for decades. 

 
Just the other day I was wondering if he was still alive.  I remember when he turned 40 and I was still in my 20's and I thought, Wow!  This guy has really turned into a geezer.  Now I'm 60 years old and it seems like yesterday.  Fogeyhood has its disadvantages but it's still pretty good.
 sharkartist wrote:
Saw ol' Leon just a month or so ago. Shot this photo as he was singing this very tune. He's movin' a little slower these days but still has that signature sound. An excellent show ,,,and a classic tune!





 
I have loved Leon for decades. 
he...just heaven...he
Un buen 8{#Music}
 It's true!!!!!! (More like, why is Leon on the cover of Rob's album?)

  Byronape wrote:
Why is Rob Zombie on the cover of a Leon Russell album?  

 

 


 {#Roflol}

scraig wrote:
Wait a minute, that's the same stupid bird sound from "Back to the Island." Did Joan Embry produce his records?

 


Wait a minute, that's the same stupid bird sound from "Back to the Island." Did Joan Embry produce his records?
 Yes, I really enjoy these "deep cuts".   jimbaca wrote:
Only on RP will you hear a deep cut like this.  Love it!
 


 Byronape wrote:
Why is Rob Zombie on the cover of a Leon Russell album?  

 
 
Awesome!!  Inquiring minds want to know!!
Why is Rob Zombie on the cover of a Leon Russell album?  

 
Did Dr. John and Leon ever do anything together?  Seems like a natural, but I can't recall anything with the both of them.
always good
Only on RP will you hear a deep cut like this.  Love it!
YUCK
 strange_brew00 wrote:
not sure why i like this, but i do. alot.
 

I've always felt that way about Leon, too.  I have never bought any of his music because there is always something higher on the wish list, but I always enjoy hearing him.
Leon is cool incarnate!

this song is COOL
Congrats to Leon for his recent and long overdue induction into the RRHOF!  {#Clap}

Leon on New Years.....  YES


Bill, I can't get moving today! Stop playing such great sets! Ah! I could sit and listen all damn day...
Likin' the bluesy, beaty, vibe...{#Motor}{#Cowboy}{#Drummer}{#Bananajam}
Yer man on the cover looks disturbingly like Roy Wood from Wizzard (look 'em up, young 'uns), just with less hair. Nice blues, though, and love the jungle sounds (must be some wood if he hears those beasts in it).
Spooky, I was just thinking about this tune.