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Sheryl Crow — Home
Album: Sheryl Crow
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Released: 1998
Length: 4:42
Plays (last 30 days): 1
I woke up this morning
Now I understand
What it means to give your life
To just one man
Afraid of feeling nothing
No bees or butterflies
My head is full of questions
And my house is full of lies

Chorus:

This is home, home
And this is home, home
This is home

I found you standing there
When I was seventeen
Now I'm thirty-two
And I can't remember what I'd seen in you
I made a promise
Said it everyday
Now I'm reading romance novels
And dreaming of yesterday

Chorus

I'd like to see the Riviera
And slowdance underneath the stars
I'd like to watch the sun come up
In a stranger's arms

Chorus x2

I'm going crazy
A little every day
And everything I wanted
Is now driving me away
I woke this morning
To the sound of breaking hearts
Mine is full of questions
And it's tearing yours apart...
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this one is pretty good for her..stays in her lane
Had Sheryl on shuffle (first four albums) the other day and my wife and I were reminded how great she was back in the day. The song is a favorite of mine, but just about everything she wrote from TNMC for the next ten years was as good as it gets back then. I lost track as she went a little more "pop" and it makes me want to explore her new(er) stuff now too. 
What a woman! Lance is an idiot! Should have given up the  tour and kept her.
The fade out at the end of the song is sublime.
Was this written by David Baerwald  but Sheryl took full credit?
On my wedding day, her album was spinning relentlessly in a car
Not a fan..but at least she stays in her vocal range lane here
Devastating.
She has some great music, and some more poppy music.  Her later albums were really too pop/country for me, but the real gem in her catalog is the follow up album to this one, The Globe Sessions. It felt like she was writing without a care about a hit single, and the honesty really came through.  I only listen to 1 album as a whole with her, and it is that album. 
 ginger wrote:

?? Haters gonna hate. {#Stupid}
 
Indeed they are.  That's what they do.  

 no kidding.... what a hater.. she's a great songwriter. 
ginger wrote:

?? Haters gonna hate. {#Stupid}
 

 LowPhreak wrote:
I can see why she got together with Lance Armstrong. Then they broke up.

Similar types. LA the liar, cheat, and ego freak. SC probably not far from that.

I do like some of her songs/singing though.

 
?? Haters gonna hate. {#Stupid}
I am a man... I'm now 44... and this song makes me cry every year more easily.
Am I done? :)
 aspicer wrote:
Fantastic album - by far her best.

 
I concur...
One of my favorite SC songs...kinda dark, sensual, melancholy
This is just beautiful.  I wish more of her material were like this.
 h8rhater wrote:

Perhaps you are a fan.

 
{#Yes}
 Segue wrote:
Not a fan but this is stunning.

 
Perhaps you are a fan.
new to me, 
thanx 4 playing RP 
Not a fan but this is stunning.
Fantastic album - by far her best.
RP fix tab: tab is incorrect! This song is not "Chris Rea - Auberge"
Hmmmm.  Listed song is Chris Rea-Auberge with a  picture of Crow  and the comments were correct.
 
I can see why she got together with Lance Armstrong. Then they broke up.

Similar types. LA the liar, cheat, and ego freak. SC probably not far from that.

I do like some of her songs/singing though.
It amazes me how so many are willing to jump on the "if it weren't for the TNMC" bandwagon. She's taken a career as a background singer and made it her own. Props, eh?
 expertTexpert wrote:
She rode the coattails of the Tuesday Night Music Club (Kevin Gilbert, David Baerwald & David Ricketts - they were David & David, and Bill Bottrell) to popularity without giving credit. 
I saw you on my TV taking credit for our work
And I knew if I said anything that I would be the jerk
There's always some ex-boyfriend, some jealous has-been clown
Trying to muscle in the spotlight, trying to keep the lady down

There's this comfortable old story about the man without a clue
Who rises to the top on work some woman had to do
But political correctness won't accept the inverse true
We just can't see the painted toenails on the foot that fits the shoe...

 
Now THAT is some sour grapes (on both the part of Gilbert and expertTexpert).  The taste is decidedly bitter.

TNMC's work would not have gone anywhere without Ms. Crow's involvement.  The success of her career following her brief collaboration with TNMC shows that she is no flash-in-the-pan, nor is she a coattail rider.
The HD live version of this song on youtube is pretty knock out...check the slide guitar playing , by Peter Stroud ,....then there's her doing it live on grand piano on her own and thats a 10 as well.
 
That look on the cover... whoa... someone's not gettin' any tonight...
 expertTexpert wrote:
She rode the coattails of the Tuesday Night Music Club (Kevin Gilbert, David Baerwald & David Ricketts - they were David & David, and Bill Bottrell) to popularity without giving credit.
 
Maybe some of the songs on the first album were (co)written by them. So why didn't they take legal action (or did they)?
She seems to have done alright without them since then.
Baerwald's Bedtime Stories was a great album, btw.
She rode the coattails of the Tuesday Night Music Club (Kevin Gilbert, David Baerwald & David Ricketts - they were David & David, and Bill Bottrell) to popularity without giving credit. 

Gilbert wrote a song about her:
 

I saw you on my TV taking credit for our work
And I knew if I said anything that I would be the jerk
There's always some ex-boyfriend, some jealous has-been clown
Trying to muscle in the spotlight, trying to keep the lady down

There's this comfortable old story about the man without a clue
Who rises to the top on work some woman had to do
But political correctness won't accept the inverse true
We just can't see the painted toenails on the foot that fits the shoe...
 moodfood wrote:
another phenomenally gifted voice. {#Music}

 
you exaggerate.
 CrackerjaxATX wrote:
Anyone know who wrote this? love the song ; maybe the only SC song i am able to appreciate.
 
I'm pretty sure she wrote it; she doesn't do too many covers — especially back then.  Isn't this album earlier than 1998?
Poignant lyrics, lovely guitar, soft singing (hate shouty singers). What's not to like?
One great piece of a song - amazing ... Sheryl Crow's best ...
i could dream.
good stuff, love the steel....{#Dancingbanana}{#Bounce}
No matter what others say, I love this song....!! {#Cheers}

Moderate tempo and melodic song that is emotive.


 Cynaera wrote:
I've always had a soft spot in my heart for Sheryl Crow's music.  She always looked so tough onstage, but could sing the most tender, haunting and heartbreaking songs. I can't say anything bad about her. And she's worked (and toured) with Stevie Nicks!  I love this song.  Wasn't it used in the movie "White Oleander"?
 

miss you so much, Cynaera...

this song is groovy...
 
Anyone know who wrote this? love the song ; maybe the only SC song i am able to appreciate.
 xtalman wrote:

She looks a bit scary in the cover art. 

 
Only if you were the one who just told her you forgot her birthday. 
My band has played this for years now, it's one of my favorites to perform.  An understated classic.

She looks a bit scary in the cover art.  

Nice tune, I have always liked her.


One of the better Crow tunes. Understated, pure and simple. Unpretentious and calming...yet sad.
Thanks for playing Sheryl Crow.
Here I go...click on PSD!!! {#Stop}
Now I know what being in a coma feels like
hearbreaking
Wow ... her voice was so fresh then ... did not know this track ... nice! {#Cheers}
 MiracleDrug wrote:

yes, she seems like you could have a beer with her and NOT have the urge to chew your own ears off....
 
i agree
wish i could hear it
ahhhh— there it is!
never mind {#Tongue}
I know that Bill is not a big Sheryl Crow fan, but I love this song
Still swayin' to the music....nice.
If I had a hotel room, everyone be slow dancing.....
Solid 8, gem among many pedestrian efforts from her
 Bruce_AK wrote:
The video that goes with this tune is great. Ordinary people living simple lives:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1Ij3rV_ZS4

 
i sure like this song but i'm not sure about the video.  Too much of a dichotomy between the "ordinary people" and Crow.     most everyone at the fair looked weathered and not very happy and Crow comes along with heavy makeup and looking sultry.    it kind of creeped me out..

 bam23 wrote:
Now I find that I like 2 Cheryl crow songs. Not such a high percentage, but there is hope. No, she is not in the same league as Joni Mitchell.
 
yes, she seems like you could have a beer with her and NOT have the urge to chew your own ears off....


Saw her open and sing with The Rolling Stones. Awesome show.

The video that goes with this tune is great. Ordinary people living simple lives:

www.youtube.com/watch?v=j1Ij3rV_ZS4

 MayBaby wrote:
I so love this but it's a bittersweet comfort because home seems so hard to find.
  Embrace the road, Maybaby! There are other paths.

 michaele wrote:
guilty pleasure. I could listen to the chorus for hours
 
While I know what you mean, I don't think it has to be a "guilty pleasure" just because an artist is successful. SC has lots of great tunes.
guilty pleasure. I could listen to the chorus for hours
crowOne of Ms. Crow's best, I think

I've always had a soft spot in my heart for Sheryl Crow's music.  She always looked so tough onstage, but could sing the most tender, haunting and heartbreaking songs. I can't say anything bad about her. And she's worked (and toured) with Stevie Nicks!  I love this song.  Wasn't it used in the movie "White Oleander"?
This song is the opposite of the song "Feels Like Home" written by Randy Newman sung by Linda Ronstadt/Bonnie Raitt/Chantal Kreviasik. Both are haunting in their own right, both referring to "home," and both bring tears to my eyes.
 p2h2d2 wrote:
Haunting, terrible, beautiful anguish......like a moth to the flame
 
Amen to that.  This song makes me want to weep.

Not a big fan of the one square TP lady these days, but she had it goin' on back then!
Haunting, terrible, beautiful anguish......like a moth to the flame
 BKardon wrote:
Her first three albums were really quite great.
 

Agreed—I lost interest in her later works but when she was this hippy girl who had paid dues she was pretty great—not to mention that she had some pretty good support from artists such as David Baerwald in the beginning. Listening with headphones you can really appreciate the backing she had then. Unfortunately I think she burnt some bridges and lost herself while climbing the ladder to success.

A real gem. Under played when it was released, which makes it wonderful here. Like her relaxed unpretentious sounding voice. Backing vocals are soothing and creamy. Love it!
Love Love Love!
I find her to be generally repellent, but I have to admit, I like this.
I love the steel sound of this.
I so love this but it's a bittersweet comfort because home seems so hard to find.
this aint bad never heard before
 BKardon wrote:
Her first three albums were really quite great.
  Yep.

Her first three albums were really quite great.
 Sloggydog wrote:
So Bill's not such a big Sheryl Crow fan hey...I can forgive him cause he brings me so many other cool things
 
And, I think we Sheryl fans maybe might be wearing him down :) - he recently added "Every Day Is A Winding Road" to the playlist. (Yay!)

 bam23 wrote:
Now I find that I like 2 Cheryl crow songs. Not such a high percentage, but there is hope. No, she is not in the same league as Joni Mitchell.
 
I totally agree!

Love Sheryl, love her work... this song is one of my fav heartbreakers. For something the same but different, give a listen to "The Difficult Kind" from The Globe Sessions... at the time that came out, I sure could relate. Played it on the way to work, every day, and sang along LOUDLY. {#Yell} 
So Bill's not such a big Sheryl Crow fan hey...I can forgive him cause he brings me so many other cool things
Sheryl has a real knack for the bad relationship song and the breakup song, and I can't think of a song that sounds more like a love song but is actually an "I hate it here" song than this one.  I love the song but find it heartbreaking at the same time.
Now I find that I like 2 Cheryl crow songs. Not such a high percentage, but there is hope. No, she is not in the same league as Joni Mitchell.
 JoBo wrote:
I love this dreamy and warm song; just wishing I had someone to go home to every day ...... {#Kiss}
 
If it make you happy, it can't be that bad?
I love this dreamy and warm song; just wishing I had someone to go home to every day ...... {#Kiss}
 WayUpNorth wrote:

How can you possibly compare Sheryl Crow and Joni Mitchell?  Too much of a stretch for me ...

 
Why is that a stretch?      I'd agree that Crow does not yet have the body of work of Mitchell.     But in the days of Court & Spark, Mitchell was a simple folk singer trying for commercial pop success.   Not much different for Crow at this point, imo.  

love album as well
 romeotuma wrote:


This song is groovy...
 
Just for fun I did a search for groovy and came up with this:

Groovy is an object-oriented programming language for the Java Platform

Who Knew? {#Ask}


This song is groovy...


I like this song, but only because the version I downloaded years ago has Neil Finn on much more prominent backing vocals...
Outstanding song. Sheryl has a knack to nail not just lyrics but melodies in a compelling and memorable way. I wouldn't shake her hand, given her one sheet policy, but have to give her props for a most excellent song.
 rbigelo wrote:

Agreed. There's a noticeable maturity in this work. Perhaps she might be doing so gracefully in the same light as Joni Mitchell. People deserve a chance to grow from within. I certainly don't agree with her views on streaming media royalty rates that would mean the end of RP, but good work is good work and it was noble of RP to give her airplay.
 
How can you possibly compare Sheryl Crow and Joni Mitchell?  Too much of a stretch for me ...

Jazbo,  How do you know that Ms. Crow didn't push every many she was "in love with" out the door?

Nice song all the same.


I like  many here ,, liked her early stuff and  , yah !! what the hell was that kid rock thing !

my girlfiend hates her and says " that once again in the world of arts , it's not what you know , it's who you know ,, no talent required"

Did she know someone to get her big break or what ? anybody know?
She's lost every man she thought she was in love with along with batteling cancer. I love her strengeth.
And alot of her music.

fatcatjb wrote:
this is a great song to listen to while bicycling in the morning

Or on your way to the office in a half crowded bus on a dim, slightly rainy November morning.
{#Hearteyes}

On the video she is looking the hottest ever.

Odd choice of album photos.  She looks a little like early David Gilmour.
 rbigelo wrote:
Agreed. There's a noticeable maturity in this work. Perhaps she might be doing so gracefully in the same light as Joni Mitchell. People deserve a chance to grow from within.
 
I appreciate this sentiment. However, this is from her (most excellent) second album.

Looks like it's time to check out the LRC...
GREAT segue from TJW!
 lattalo wrote:


That won't be hard to do, her music is marginal at best.  I am not surprise that she doesn't like
internet/independent radio.  As talentless as she is, her career would suffer if there more independent radio stations.

 Interesting point.  Did not know this.  She does cater to commercial radio, to be sure. 


 Josephine wrote:
Sheryl at her best, this whole album. Still gritty and hungry and raw.
Sheryl was willing to tackle issues in a not so pop friendly way in this album. Still had some passion underlying the message in her words.

Yes, indeed.  All's changed, sadly.  She lost her edge.  But I would like to hear more of her from the 1st 3 CD's, as a previous post mentioned.

 Mugro wrote:

BOYCOTT SHERYL CROW!!!!

SHE IS IN FAVOR OF THE NEW ROYALTY RATES THAT WOULD END INTERNET RADIO!!!

BOYCOTT SHERYL CROW!!!


 

That won't be hard to do, her music is marginal at best.  I am not surprise that she doesn't like
internet/independent radio.  As talentless as she is, her career would suffer if there more independent radio stations.

this is a great song to listen to while bicycling in the morning
Best song I have heard by this artist.

Never heard this one on the radio
DoctorHooey wrote:
Wow, this is probably the first Sheryl Crow I've heard on RP since becoming addicted over a year ago. Glad to hear a deeper cut, this is some lovely stuff. The more I learn about songwriting, the more I admire her.



I really, really wish Bill would play more from her great first 3 albums.

i would not donkey punch her...........really boring she sounds like every great song mixed together with doo doo as the guitar.
I like this song. Nicely sung, sweet and simple. I like a few Crow songs (My favorite mistake), but mostly don't like much of her music because of her incredibly stupid lyrics (all i wanna do, if it makes you happy) that make her or the character she portrays sound extremely unlikable, her rip-off obvious conventional riffs and melodies (name any/every of her songs) and her extreme commercialism-- selling songs (soak up the sun) for a corporate commercial jingle before releasing it as her own single and album, when she is already filthy rich. At least she didn't sell the Beatles catalog to corporate commercials like Michael Jackson did.
Let's face it.. the girl can flat out sing. She can also write, play, arrange and perform. What a sweet voice. Keep up the great tunes RP! Another great Sheryl Crow cut... "Steve McQueen"
Wow, this is probably the first Sheryl Crow I've heard on RP since becoming addicted over a year ago. Glad to hear a deeper cut, this is some lovely stuff. The more I learn about songwriting, the more I admire her.
really beautiful! grade raised 8>9
Sheryl at her best, this whole album. Still gritty and hungry and raw. Sheryl was willing to tackle issues in a not so pop friendly way in this album. Still had some passion underlying the message in her words.
rbigelo wrote:
Agreed. There's a noticeable maturity in this work. Perhaps she might be doing so gracefully in the same light as Joni Mitchell. People deserve a chance to grow from within. :think: I certainly don't agree with her views on streaming media royalty rates that would mean the end of RP, but good work is good work and it was noble of RP to give her airplay.
Her song "Safe & Sound" is amazing.
qosforever wrote:
Best album from Sheryl Crow
Agreed. There's a noticeable maturity in this work. Perhaps she might be doing so gracefully in the same light as Joni Mitchell. People deserve a chance to grow from within. :think: I certainly don't agree with her views on streaming media royalty rates that would mean the end of RP, but good work is good work and it was noble of RP to give her airplay.
Best album from Sheryl Crow
nice song. I had no idea this was Crow. I'm not normally a fan, but I don't hate her either. Maybe it's the cool steel guitar?
nice song. I had no idea this was Crow. I'm not normally a fan, but I don't hate her either.
Interesting...but Bonnie Raitt is a much better guitar player. mfassett wrote:
:angel: Nice! OK, there's some things about Sheryl Crow that I just find annoying. First it's the Kevin Gilbert thing. If you google, you can read all you ever want to about it. I have a vocalist friend who was part of the original Tuesday Night Music Club, and though he was there before Sheryl started coming, he believes Kevin came up with a good portion of the material on her first CD. Second, there's the Kid Rock thing. Crow teams up with him. Who did Joni team up with? Pastorious. Mingus. Just to name a few. It doesn't really mean anything per se about the quality of her music... but, I'm pretty sure Joni won't have anything to do with the likes of Kid Rock. I think Joni has better taste, for one thing. It's also clear that Joni is a much more innovative guitar player, by a long shot. Again, that doesn't mean her music is better... but her innovative style means the music can be more interesting, IMO. I dunno... if you were to compare Crow to, say, Bonnie Raitt, I wouldn't have a problem, it seems a much more apt comparison. But to compare Crow, who has done no real musical experimentation to Joni... who has done quite a bit, is truly a musical visionary... well, I think it's not an apt comparison.
She sucks! This is about the only song that I can stomach of hers...
Ewww! She shouldn't make records...she just can't sing....