Natalie Merchant — Motherland
Album: Motherland
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Released: 2001
Length: 4:38
Plays (last 30 days): 2
Where in hell can you go
far from the things that you know
far from the sprawl of concrete
that keeps crawling it's way about
1,000 miles a day
Take one last look behind
commit this to memory and mind
Don't miss this wasteland,
this terrible place
When you leave keep your heart off of your sleeve

Motherland cradle me, close my eyes
lullaby me to sleep
Keep me safe, lie with me
Stay beside me don't go
Don't you go
Oh my five & dime queen tell me what have you seen
The lust and avarice
The bottomless, the cavernous greed
Is that what you see

Motherland cradle me, close my eyes
lullaby me to sleep
Keep me safe, lie with me
Stay beside me don't go

It's your happiness I want most of all
and for that I'd do anything at all
Oh mercy me
If you want the best of it
or the most of it all
if there's anything I can do at all

Now come on shot gun bride
what makes me envy your life
Faceless, nameless, innocent
blameless and free
what's it like to be

Motherland cradle me, close my eyes
lullaby me to sleep
Keep me safe, lie with me
Stay beside me don't go
Don't go
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Thanks to Bill for hanging with Natalie. Love this song. 
 ShamanManu wrote:

Yup {#Grumpy}

 
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Have always liked Natalie Merchant ,but I wish she had more range in her voice, or in the songs she chooses to sing. This one is pleasant enough, and like the music score accompanying.
Relayer wrote:
The fact that my computer was out of reach and I had to listen to this whole song means that the universe owes me something big.  Like $10M lottery ticket. I have the equivalent of PSTD for music after hearing that song. Thank God S&G was played next, that helped sooth the pain.
 
ODAD wrote:

PSTD? — Post Strumming Tinnitus Disorder ?

Potato Sexually Transmitted Disease ?

Partially Staged Tamale Dyam ?

{#Roflol}
 

Potentially subject to delirium?
{#Drunk}
 Relayer wrote:
The fact that my computer was out of reach and I had to listen to this whole song means that the universe owes me something big.  Like $10M lottery ticket. I have the equivalent of PSTD for music after hearing that song. Thank God S&G was played next, that helped sooth the pain.

 
PSTD? — Post Strumming Tinnitus Disorder ?

Potato Sexually Transmitted Disease ?

Partially Staged Tamale Dyam ?


See ON hea.
 dragon1952 wrote:
Definitely not something I would listen to on purpose.

 
Yup {#Grumpy}
Pah! to the negatives comments. I do like this one, reminds me of Oh Susanna, especially Forever at Your Feet track. One for my lullaby playlist
The fact that my computer was out of reach and I had to listen to this whole song means that the universe owes me something big.  Like $10M lottery ticket. I have the equivalent of PSTD for music after hearing that song. Thank God S&G was played next, that helped sooth the pain.
Natalie Merchant. Arrogant and highly overrated. My wife has a better voice.
Ahhhh motherland! (NSFW language)
Definitely not something I would listen to on purpose.
Bill, you play too much Natalie Merchant and Indigo Girls. But then again, I think any of those two is too much.
Natalie' one of the finest singer/songwriters going. if you do not care for strong women, not my fault.

 TerryS wrote:

People confuse their taste with good taste.

NM's voice is no worse than many others', but her efforts are more demeaned than many played here.



 
When I use the term good taste, it means someone who has been exposed to a decent amount, of a certain breadth, of music.  They need to have some sort of thought process of evaluating going on inside.
can handle Nat's voice in this way better than when she was with 10K Maniacs.  Mellowed some.  Like the lyrics.  Sad, but well who doesn't like sad sometimes?

Have a grand day world. 
 TerryS wrote:

People confuse their taste with good taste. 

Succinctly put!

People confuse their taste with good taste.

NM's voice is no worse than many others', but her efforts are more demeaned than many played here.


Gorgeous voice - reminds me of Toni Childs