Bruce Cockburn — Wondering Where The Lions Are (live)
Album: The Whole Night Sky (EP)
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Released: 1996
Length: 5:20
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Sun's up, uuh huh, looks okay
the world survives into another day
and i'm thinking about eternity
some kind of ecstasy got a hold on me.

I had another dream about lions at the door
they weren't half as frightening as they were before
but i'm thinking about eternity
some kind of ecstasy got a hold on me.

Walls windows trees, waves coming through
you be in me and i'll be in you
together in eternity
some kind of ecstasy got a hold on me

Up among the firs where it smells so sweet
or down in the valley where the river used to be
i got my mind on eternity
some kind of ecstasy got a hold on me
and i'm wondering where the lions are...
i'm wondering where the lions are...

Huge orange flying boat rises off a lake,
thousand-year-old petroglyphs doing a double take,
pointing a finger at eternity
i'm sitting in the middle of this ecstasy

Young men marching, helmets shining in the sun,
polished as precise like the brain behind the gun
(should be!) they got me thinking about eternity
some kind of ecstasy got a hold on me
and i'm wondering where the lions are...
i'm wondering where the lions are...

Freighters on the nod on the surface of the bay
One of these days we're going to sail away,
going to sail into eternity
some kind of ecstasy got a hold on me
and i'm wondering where the lions are...
i'm wondering where the lions are...
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This song sucks and the clapping all white-folks wrong
Background singers wonderin' when the song will end.
I'd rather hear the original - but I'll sing along with any version you want to play.
Wonderin' where the "MEHs" are....
{#Neutral}



                     

                     Look under your seats, boys and girls -

                       EVERYONE GETS A FREE YO-YO !!! 


 
 

Where the Lions are is one and done for the 2016-17 season after losing to Seattle in he wild card round, 26-6.
I feel like I'm in a Holiday Inn lounge listening to a guy w/aviator tinted glasses and polyester.  "C'mon folks put your hands together."
The background singers sound bored out of their skulls. Ruins it for me. 
 Skydog wrote:
2

 
Guess you meant 12 {#Angel}
2
{#Bananajam}{#War} Doesn't get much better than this!!

 jab49 wrote:
Best to play the original - this live version is a case of "you had to be there".

 
Agree.  He tends to drag this out, but when I saw him live it didn't matter.  Cooking while listening tonight it got... long.
Best to play the original - this live version is a case of "you had to be there".
I turned them in.
 Baby_M wrote:
Where are the Lions?  As of now, in fourth place in the NFC North, with a 4-7 record, but still in the running for a wild card spot.

 
LOL excellent.

One of the few COCKburn songs I can tolerate.. 
Where are the Lions?  As of now, in fourth place in the NFC North, with a 4-7 record, but still in the running for a wild card spot.
Man, I've been listening to Bill's playlist for over a decade now but tonight is officially dubbed "Night of Nines" for so many 9 ratings (or higher) back to back. From old favorites of mine to new favorites that I've been introduced to here. Keep em coming!
 fredriley wrote:
Which title reminds me that I once applied for the job of resident artist at Whipsnade Zoo, but was rejected because I couldn't draw a straight lion.

I'll get me mane...

 
Nipped that off of W.C.Fields, did you?  The only other person I ever knew to use "Whipsnade" was my ex-husband.
 fredriley wrote:
Which title reminds me that I once applied for the job of resident artist at Whipsnade Zoo, but was rejected because I couldn't draw a straight lion.

I'll get me mane...

 
I guess you didn't have the appropriate koalafications, Fred.
Woody Creek Colorado-1981, played this to death- sitting up all night by the camp fire. Great fuzzy memories....
I haven't heard this song played for a while...but I find myself sing this refrain all the time.  I really relate ever since I had a mountain lion fight about 30' from my tent a couple of years ago.  Reeeeooowwww back and forth for about 10 min.  I guess it was the loser that got run over on Hwy 33 at Canada Larga Rd, about a mile farther away.
 lbeaton wrote:
Brooooooooce! {#Bananajam}

 
Right on Bananabro!!!  You know a true poet when you hear one.
 Zoonhollis wrote:
Please, somebody tell him where the lions are.

 
exactly. {#Headache}
 The_Enemy wrote:
I thought by now you'd realize

There ain't no way to hide your lion (eyes)

 
gif of Manny Pacquiao getting knocked out

Dude, that joke knocked Manny out. 
 redeyespy wrote:
At times his voice is akin to Warren Zevon's.
 
Although they're both singer/songwriters I would never place Cockburn in the same league as Zevon.  Good but not great...
Timeless.   

And one hell of a guitar player !

 
 fredriley wrote:
Which title reminds me that I once applied for the job of resident artist at Whipsnade Zoo, but was rejected because I couldn't draw a straight lion.

I'll get me mane...
 
Jokes as good as this deserve a bump. 
Saw him at Mariposa in '67, didn't know at the time that was his first solo performance. Impressive accumulation of work since then.
Please, somebody tell him where the lions are.
So am I.
 bev wrote:
Originally had this at "6" but...yes, for sure it's at least a "7" today...thanks for playing! {#Dance}

 

Which title reminds me that I once applied for the job of resident artist at Whipsnade Zoo, but was rejected because I couldn't draw a straight lion.

I'll get me mane...
Was just thinking....

Maybe Bruce is Canada's version of Jamaica's Bob...?
 
 kcar wrote:
Shore hope yew find them goddamned lions before they find yew. 

 
and hopefully we'll then never have to hear the song again.
Shore hope yew find them goddamned lions before they find yew. 
I thought by now you'd realize

There ain't no way to hide your lion (eyes)

Where are the Lions?

Last place as usual.
Brooooooooce! {#Bananajam}
 haresfur wrote:
Not so wild about this live version although it's a great tune.  The heavy beat and audience participation swamps the dreamy quality of the studio version that suits the song better IMO.  I imagine it would have felt differently to be at the concert but doesn't work at my desk.  Sometimes live music should just stay live.

On the other hand the original album production sounds a bit dated and could use a remodel.
 
Agreed - the acoustic live version on Slice O Life is better.
 haresfur wrote:
Not so wild about this live version although it's a great tune.  The heavy beat and audience participation swamps the dreamy quality of the studio version that suits the song better IMO.  I imagine it would have felt differently to be at the concert but doesn't work at my desk.  Sometimes live music should just stay live.

On the other hand the original album production sounds a bit dated and could use a remodel.
  ...roger that


Nice stuff.   

Gotta play something from ...  Nothing But A Burning Light   - Produced by the almighty T-Bone Burnett...

 
1991"A Dream Like Mine"16522Nothing But A Burning Light
1992"Great Big Love"2712
"Mighty Trucks of Midnight"6712
"Somebody Touched Me"498
      

Not so wild about this live version although it's a great tune.  The heavy beat and audience participation swamps the dreamy quality of the studio version that suits the song better IMO.  I imagine it would have felt differently to be at the concert but doesn't work at my desk.  Sometimes live music should just stay live.

On the other hand the original album production sounds a bit dated and could use a remodel.
Wow.  This track seems to have returned to RP !   Cool.

Bruce was made a Member of the Order of Canada in 1982 and was promoted to Officer in 2002.


In May 2007 he received two 
honorary doctorates, the fourth and fifth of his career. In early May he received an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity from Queens Universityin Kingston, Ontario,<11> and later in the month he received an Honorary Doctor of Letters at the convocation of Memorial University of Newfoundland for his lifelong contributions to Canadian music, culture and social activism. Cockburn previously received honorary doctorates from York University in Toronto, Berklee College of Music, and St. Thomas University in New Brunswick.<12>

Originally had this at "6" but...yes, for sure it's at least a "7" today...thanks for playing! {#Dance}
1971?
Damn Good....... {#Angel}
At times his voice is akin to Warren Zevon's.
Nice. Actually going to see him at waterfront concert today. :clap:
I sometimes initially resent artists like Sting, Bruce Cockburn and Warren Zevon who feel compelled to educate listeners about places they have travelled and social ills they have witnessed. Not everyone wants a lecture with their music. So to each his own. On the other hand, I usually start to appreciate that thought provoking music after the first few listens (I like all three musicians I listed above) and wouldn\'t you know it, I agree with the opinions they embed in the songs. So I don\'t mind.