Natalie Merchant — Build A Levee
Album: Motherland
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Released: 2001
Length: 4:35
Plays (last 30 days): 1
When I was just a little girl
My mamma said to me
"Beware of the devil my chld
in the dark rocky places he'll keep
Beware of the devil my child
Beware of his charming ways
You'll fall under an evil spell
just looking at his beautiful face
You gotta build yourself a levee deep inside"

"Don't go walking by the riverside
alone in the pale moonlight
He'll come upon you girl
With no earthy body in sight
Come up upon you girl
and he'll whisper something sweet
then take you
where the waters rise so high and run so deep"

"You gotta build yourself a levee deep inside
Gotta build yourself a levee deep inside
Build yourself a levee girl
When the waters run high"

Now when I was just a little girl
My mamma said to me
"Beware of the devil my child
but if by chance you should meet
Beware of his cold dark eyes
Full of bold and unholy deceit
He'll tempt you with a whirling pool of lies
and promises he'll deny
or that he'll never keep"

"You gotta build yourself a levee deep inside
Build yourself a levee deep inside
You gotta build yourself a levee deep inside
Build yourself a levee girl
when the waters run high"
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What a truly wonderful artist Natalie is!!!! Love it all.
Build yourself a levee deep inside.
Not a bad idea.  Just remember to also build a bridge.  You might find someone to cross over.  Maybe.  Cool
godspeed wrote:
damn sexy she...transfixed by that voice I... :eek:
... Transfixed? ... :music: ... I too! ... :high-five: ...
LOVE THIS SONG!!!! Great sound, especially with Mavis Staples on backing vocals.
But what happens When the Levee Breaks?
Still rates as the female singer/songwriter I would most like to meet...
damn sexy she...transfixed by that voice I... :eek:
mojoman wrote:
One of the more annoying voices in music today.
How about, one of the most annoying voices of all time.
deanofox wrote:
Hmm... sounds a bit too much like a seagul. Nice tits though.
Nice touch. Seems that you and the UK ambassador in Warsaw share the same subtle British wit.
Damn the vitriol, full speed ahead. I like her! Have ever since 10,000 M. The gal has talent, and a unique voice.
One of the more annoying voices in music today.
deanofox wrote:
Hmm... sounds a bit too much like a seagul. Nice tits though.
..... what a sophisticated, insightful comment.
Hmm... sounds a bit too much like a seagul. Nice tits though.
Good song from a good CD
Not a fan. Actually turn volume down until she's finished. :skull:
Bill, are you being funny? Here are some other suggestions from the RP collection: - When The Levee Breaks (Led Zeppelin) - New Orleans is Sinking (The Tragically Hip) - Down in the Flood (Leon Russell)
SCprof wrote:
I LOVE her voice. This isn't my favorite song or album of hers, but PLEASE don't stop playing her music.
Meeee too. :nodhead: I like this CD very much...it's a little more grown up than her past work. I would like to hear more NM on RP.
I LOVE her voice. This isn't my favorite song or album of hers, but PLEASE don't stop playing her music.
wow, I don't get it...I love Natalie Merchant and when I heard this song come on was happy that RP was playing her, and even off this album, which I felt was underappreciated...but apparently it's underappreciated here too...oh well