Leon Russell — Out In The Woods
Album: Carney
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Released: 1972
Length: 3:31
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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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Big fave, thanks Bill.

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's not waiting
Think I might've been gone, I've been gone too long
People make me crazy

Can't wait to get lost in the woods next week!

Image result for beautiful deep in woods photo with snow
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.