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Lyrics

She lifts her skirt up to her knees
Walks through the garden rows
With her bare feet laughing

I never learned to count my blessings
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She lifts her skirt up to her knees
Walks through the garden rows
With her bare feet laughing

I never learned to count my blessings
full lyrics

Features of This Track

folk roots
mild rhythmic syncopation
use of a string ensemble
a clear focus on recording studio production
acoustic sonority
minor key tonality
a vocal-centric aesthetic
a breathy male lead vocalist
acoustic rhythm guitars
prominent percussion

These are just a few of the hundreds of attributes cataloged for this track by the Music Genome Project.

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Comments

I can't. This song...? It's too much. I let my friend hear it and she cried
starstrucksm i l e
Beautiful and powerful song.
805347261
Bring a tear
One of his best!!! Great song!!! New fan for sure
So empty.
Amazing!!
Such a beautiful song.
This is so f-ing beautiful
This is beautiful.
805347261
Beautiful
He does a good job of expressing the feelings or emotions that capture the meaning of love. The song he sings with meaning
lizmeacham27
Ray LaMontagne how do you seem to know whats in my soul? Your songs especially this one and Jolene seem to capture what im feeling so perfectly.
dolphi3279
One of my favorite RL /lyrics
How these lyrics spew out of him in the most beaitiful of eays blows my mind..god hes f**king perfect
How these lyrics sprew out of him in the most beautiful of ways blows my mind..god hes f**king petfect
drspiffness
Holy hell Ray can write. Blows me away.
I just love everything he does. His voice is amazing.
Absolutely love it, one of my favorite songs of his which is difficult to say with so many good ones.
elcue
Just beautiful. The strings on this are really beautiful.
Incredible.. . Mystical & powerful
cfisher8287
can't help but love this song...sweet sadness
dpeters352
The lyrics to this song are incomplete, but this is one of the most beautiful songs I've ever heard
can listen to this song over and over and over. does not get old. Thank you Robert Redford for putting this in your movie so that I could discover it!
Very nice
elvinandloui s e
Jon Crocker sounds like this...but he's not on pandora!
The lyrics are incomplete.. .
macias3858
all of us have a song to sing and it is plaing, let us give more than we take.
ssubelsky
Very nice song, but not for the Balkan Beat Box station...
haitiangirl5 6
Such a great lyricist. He reminds me of a cross between James Taylor and Walt Whitman. Really great art.
janananderso n
"Walks through the garden rows with her bare feet laughin'"
Rays voice is like a arrow of truth. Love it. Hope you love it too. Sing on Ray. Say Hi to your manager the one and only michael mcdonald (not the MM your thinking of normal folk)
"It hollows you out and fills you with feeling at the same time" Exactly!!!
Haunting.
chills move thru my body as ray sings....... . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .
jami.lee7
i love his voice, it just wraps itself around you and makes you feel the emotions of the songs he sings.
Are there actually people who never in their lives connect with this song? Do such beings exist?
No one who connects with this song wants to. It hollows you out and fills you with feeling at the same time. That said, it's my favorite of his songs.
Wish I couldn't connect with this song..
this song is truly amazing... powerful.
She lifts her skirt up to her knees,
walks through the garden rows with her bare feet, laughing.
I never learned to count my blessings,
I choose instead to dwell in my disasters.
I walk on down the hill,
through grass, grown tall and brown
and still its hard somehow to let go of my pain.
On past the busted back of that old and rusted Cadillac
that sinks into this field, collecting rain.
Will I always feel this way?
So empty, so estranged.
And of these cut-throat busted sunsets,
these cold and damp white mornings
I have grown weary.
If through my cracked and dusted dime-store lips
I spoke these words out loud would no one hear me?
Lay your blouse across the chair,
let fall the flowers from from your hair
and kiss me with that country mouth, so plain.
Outside, the rain is tapping on the leaves,
to me it sounds like they're applauding us the the quiet love we've made.
Will I always feel this way?
So empty, so estranged.
Well I looked my demons in the eyes,
laid bare my chest, said "Do your best, destroy me.
You see, I've been to hell and back so many times,
I must admit you kind of bore me."
There's a lot of things that can kill a man,
there's a lot of ways to die,
listen, some already did that walked beside me.
There's a lot of things I don't understand,
why so many people lie.
Its the hurt I hide that fuels the fire inside me.
Will I always feel this way?
So empty, so estranged.
Love the strings. Love the voice. Love the mix.
Love this song. Very personal. Like Jose Gonzalez, he records his music in a very intimate way. Their quietness proves to have more impact than anything amplified.
Wow...love it.
agrarian_one
Love this song...
yep. sexy
Sgt. Kick A**, I have to disagree with you. . .his voice is the sexiest thing I've ever heard. . .I could listen to him sing all day.
jaremko
Quoting AGJ below: "This song is so beautifully written and sung. His voice is a breath of fresh air." Yes! And all breath! A stunning song.
Wow, this song is amazing.
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