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Nina Simone — Sinnerman
Album: The Thomas Crown Affair
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Released: 1991
Length: 10:12
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Nina Simone---Sinnerman
(Traditional)

Oh sinnerman, where you gonna run to?
Sinnerman, where you gonna run to?
Where you gonna run to?
All along dem day
Well I run to the rock, please hide me
I run to the rock,please hide me
I run to the rock, please hide me, lord
All along dem day
But the rock cried out, I can't hide you
The rock cried out, I can't hide you
The rock cried out, I ain't gonna hide you guy
All along dem day
I said, rock, what's a matter with you rock?
Don't you see I need you, rock?
Lord, lord, lord
All along dem day
So I run to the river, it was bleedin'
I run to the sea, it was bleedin'
I run to the sea, it was bleedin'
All along dem day
So I run to the river, it was boilin'
I run to the sea, it was boilin'
I run to the sea, it was boilin'
Along dem day
So I run to the lord, please hide me lord
Don't you see me prayin'?
Don't you see me down here prayin'?
But the lord said, go to the devil
The lord said, go to the devil
He said, go to the devil
All along dem day
So I ran to the devil, he was waitin'
I ran to the devil, he was waitin'
Ran to the devil, he was waitin'
All on that day
I cried -
Power!!!!!!!
(Power to da lord)
[8X]
Bring down
(Power to da lord)
[4X]
Power!!!
(Power to da lord)
[12X]

(Instrumental)

Oh yeah, woh yeah, woh yeah
Well I run to the river, it was boilin'
I run to the sea, it was boilin'
I run to the sea, it was boilin'
All along dem day
So I ran to the lord
I said, lord hide me, please hide me
Please help me
Along dem day
He said, child, where were you
When you oughta been prayin'?
I said,lord, lord, hear me prayin'
Lord, lord, hear me prayin'
Lord, lord, hear me prayin'
All along dem day
Sinnerman you oughta be prayin'
Oughta be prayin', sinnerman
Oughta be prayin'
All on that day
I cried -
Power!!!!!!!
(Power to da lord)
[12X]
Go down
(Power to da lord)
[3X]
Power!!!!!!!
(Power to da lord)
[3X]
Power, power, lord
Don't you know I need you lord
Don't you know that I need you
Don't you know that I need you
Power, lord!
Comments (69)add comment
 twitterpated wrote:
I saw the original with Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway and didn't like it much so never bothered with the remake.  The music must have been good though!! :)
 
I saw the McQueen/Dunaway version again, and it just doesn't come close to the remake.  Even setting aside the beautiful people, clothes, homes, etc. etc. the remake has a much more coherent plot, and several incredibly detailed art heists.  Ms. Dunaway has a cameo in the remake - as Thomas Crown's shrink.  She still looks good, too.

McQueen and Dunaway plowing through sand in a dune buggy doesn't compare to Pierce Brosnan capsizing a sailboat in the opening few minutes.

 robco1 wrote:
Gets me to thinking of Peter Tosh and "Downpressor man" for some reason...
  I logged on to say the same. Both are fantastic songs!


 robco1 wrote:
Gets me to thinking of Peter Tosh and "Downpressor man" for some reason...
 
Probably because it's another interpretation of what is fundamentally the same song :)
And both interps is nothing other than godlike imo!

Read more: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Sinner_Man 
 Anax wrote:
Jeez, it just doesn't stop.
 
Yes - this is how we used to play stuff when jamming at school... It's a great track, but I think I'd prefer the 7"...

Jeez, it just doesn't stop.
{#Headache}{#Headache}{#Headache}{#Headache}{#Headache}

This song has earned the coveted 5 headache award.

Gets me to thinking of Peter Tosh and "Downpressor man" for some reason...
 bbryan wrote:
I can't decide which I like better - this or Basement Jaxx
Day of The Sunflowers - We March On (feat Yoko Ono)

 
Now you're just messin' with us . . .

I can't decide which I like better - this or Basement Jaxx
Day of The Sunflowers - We March On (feat Yoko Ono)

 rosedraws wrote:


yuk.

*edit* I was going to up it to a 2 or a 3, but the guy started singing again.

*edit again*  O. M. G.      I need a negative rating for this one.
 
A guy named Nina? I suppose it could happen, but not in this case. 
 sirdroseph wrote:
Hated the movie, but Nina Simone's crazy ass is always cool!{#Tongue}
 
I saw the original with Steve McQueen and Faye Dunaway and didn't like it much so never bothered with the remake.  The music must have been good though!! :)
Hated the movie, but Nina Simone's crazy ass is always cool!{#Tongue}
Oh my God!  This is one of my favorite Nina Simone songs!  Thank you so much for playing it.  I got to see her perform live about 6 months before she died.  She was incredible.  Her book is good too. (I Put A Spell On You)
must. buy. a. cell phone that gets me and me.

I dig the remixed version of this but i love the rawness on this track. bring it.
Much to like, but less would be more...
powwwwerrrrr!


Buncha grumps.  This is great stuff from Nina.
 AliGator wrote:
Wow. I uploaded this about 5 years ago and it got rejected.
 
 I've had one like that and it seems to be fairly common actually.  One of the many things I've always liked about Rebecca is she's always willing to admit a mistake.


Pretty, please...MAKE IT STOP!{#Arghhh}
please make it stop.

What a beautiful movie.  Beautiful people, beautiful clothes, beautiful cars, beautiful music, beautiful locations with beautiful furniture, a beautiful plot, and a beautiful opening sequence with a beautiful catamaran.  Why isn't my life like that?


Finally found a Nina Simone song I don't like and its this one.

Doesn't this song ever end?

Nina on RP?!?!
Love it!
 
Perfect theme for "The Thing that Wouldn't Leave"
I need to watch this movie again.  I think this was playing during the bowler-hat chase scene.

To add on the song:  blech.


yuk.

*edit* I was going to up it to a 2 or a 3, but the guy started singing again.

*edit again*  O. M. G.      I need a negative rating for this one.


As a self-avowed music snob, I know I am supposed to like this track...but I don't.
 gdignard wrote:
Forget the War on Drugs. Forget the War on Terror. What we really need is a War on Songs that are One (or Two or Three) Minutes Too Long.

Reminds me of a story of two first grade teachers who were comparing notes about the fingerpainting and artwork of their pupils. One of the teachers says "How do you do it? I've seen your pupils' art and it's wonderful. Mine just kind of make messes". The other teacher replied "I know when to take the art away from them".

 

To clarify; What do you define as too long? Is there a specific cutoff time for any song?
mute
This is a piece I admire but don't really like.
Forget the War on Drugs. Forget the War on Terror. What we really need is a War on Songs that are One (or Two or Three) Minutes Too Long.

Reminds me of a story of two first grade teachers who were comparing notes about the fingerpainting and artwork of their pupils. One of the teachers says "How do you do it? I've seen your pupils' art and it's wonderful. Mine just kind of make messes". The other teacher replied "I know when to take the art away from them".

 justlistening wrote:


LOL.  Well Renee isn't exactly a "classic" beauty though - maybe best to say they're both handsome.  As far as the music - not my favorite Nina Simone tune - probably more effective when watching the movie.
 
The cover photo appears heavily retouched, it hardly looks like her. I think 'handsome' is a suitable compliment, or maybe 'handsomely attractive'. Plus she showed her boobs in the movie, so there's that...

 top20 wrote:
Not one of her best efforts
{#Grumpy}
 
Seconded and then some.

OMG, how long does this last?
 On_The_Beach wrote:
Check out Pierce Brosnan, trying his damnedest to look prettier than Rene Russo.
 
{#Lol} Well I'd rather see that, than hear him "sing" in Momma Mia. Oy, that was bad!
What an incredible loss that Miss Nina is gone. This is awesome.

 On_The_Beach wrote:
Check out Pierce Brosnan, trying his damnedest to look prettier than Rene Russo.

 

LOL.  Well Renee isn't exactly a "classic" beauty though - maybe best to say they're both handsome.  As far as the music - not my favorite Nina Simone tune - probably more effective when watching the movie.
 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
Glassy!

I'm starting this at a 7 but I like it a lot. Wish I could crank it tho, that'd probably get it to 8...

edit: Okay, it's an 8.
 
me too. Nina Simone singing a grocery list would rate at least a 6, so there you go.

Yup. The ending pushed me over the edge.  Icchhh.
Oh Yes... and on the way back from the Devil you realize the truth...what fun.

 AliGator wrote:
Wow. I uploaded this about 5 years ago and it got rejected.
 

What wonderful taste in music you have Ali!
Good things take time..........
Check out Pierce Brosnan, trying his damnedest to look prettier than Rene Russo.

 {#Stupid}huh?

musikalia wrote:

Agreed. Ouch!

 
{#Iamwithstupid}

{#Whistle}  {#Arrowd} 1. Somebody please step on it!


Some of this is merely good, but other parts are amazing.  Starting it with a 7.
Haaaaaammer!
 Imkirok wrote:
This is painful.
 
Agreed. Ouch!

 arissimo wrote:
aaaarrrrrggggghhhhh! 

is this EVER annoying!!!!!!  >^.^< 

 
{#Think} {#Stupid} {#Yes}
..and L o n g . . .

aaaarrrrrggggghhhhh! 

is this EVER annoying!!!!!!  >^.^< 

Fine, fine, fine!
 parrothead wrote:
This does not fit the format!!
 


Yeay!

 

 

Good Dj


This does not fit the format!!
{#Dancingbanana}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Bananajam}All of the bananas are pulled out for this one!
wow.

....and when the music stops, everybody has to sit down. But we've removed one of the chairs, you see....
Always wondered who did this..........it was better in the movie.......
Wow. I uploaded this about 5 years ago and it got rejected.


This is painful.
 top20 wrote:
Not one of her best efforts
{#Grumpy}
 

True. It only ranks a 9. {#Dancingbanana}
keller1 wrote:


Couldn't disagree more ... this may be her best.

OK, I'll rephrase that - it's not one of her efforts that I enjoy. AND it lasts FAR too long.

The dogs outside, up and down the street, are baying in pain...
This is why I bought the dvd of Thomas Crown Affair.  The clapping and beat in the final 'action' was absolutely addictive.
 top20 wrote:
Not one of her best efforts
{#Grumpy}
 

Couldn't disagree more ... this may be her best.
Way too much...
This song is amazingly PERFECT!

{#Dancingbanana}

I BELIEVE!!! 

Not one of her best efforts
{#Grumpy}
Glassy!

I'm starting this at a 7 but I like it a lot. Wish I could crank it tho, that'd probably get it to 8...

edit: Okay, it's an 8.
{#Puke}