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Shannon McNally — Down and Dirty
Album: Jukebox Sparrows
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Released: 2002
Length: 3:53
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Come on in through my screen door
Tell me all of your cares
I'm here to lend my ears
Where have you been lately, haven't seen you much around here
You've been hiding out in the shade
Your skin is all gone to grey
Did you eat today when are you coming home to stay?

CHORUS
Don't you know I love you when you're down and dirty
Don't you know I love you when you're clean

If you could see what I see, you'd see a boy who thinks that sad is all he is
You've been looking around without your vision
Hearing things without listening suffering but feeling no real kind of pain
And you know I'd like to help but if I let you ride for free
You'd only drag me down into the cheap, cheap seats

CHORUS
Don't you know I love you when you're down and dirty
Don't you know I love you when you're clean

You've got this thing against living with the best
but you sure like to visit it don't you?
When the streets get too cold, when you're feeling weary and old
When your chances for survival are looking oh so slim
When all of a sudden you want to live to be 80, maybe 90, maybe 110

CHORUS
Don't you know I love you when you're down and dirty
Don't you know I love you when you're clean

I know that everything ain't always what it seems to be
Comments (166)add comment
 thewiseking wrote:
So tired of these Upper middle class White Chicks tryin to sound all white trashy and badazz. Weren't Bonnie Raitt and Sheryl Crow enough?
 
Her performance is more important than her background.
Sorry if you're more about style than substance.
I was going to write that I thought this was Fiona Apple or Joan Osborne, and than I discovered that I definitely wasn't the only one with such a thought.  And to think that she has been making music since at least 2000, hadn't heard of her (or didn't think I had), maybe I heard her before when I thought she was Fiona, Joan or another "white trashy singer" like Stevie Nicks.  (Ha...that was a pretty funny comment thewiseking.)


PS, I gotta say I don't like Joan or Fiona much, but I definitely liked this song and was going to take back all the bad press I had given them before.  
 Stephen_Phillips wrote:

Are you kidding WiseKing?  Never enough of them for me!
 
Writing "badazz" is always serious.
 thewiseking wrote:
So tired of these Upper middle class White Chicks tryin to sound all white trashy and badazz. Weren't Bonnie Raitt and Sheryl Crow enough?
 
Are you kidding WiseKing?  Never enough of them for me!
So tired of these Upper middle class White Chicks tryin to sound all white trashy and badazz. Weren't Bonnie Raitt and Sheryl Crow enough?
 Proclivities wrote:

I thought it was Nick Drake.  {#Propeller}

 
It's not Merle Haggard?  {#Razz}
 sheeelaaa wrote:
First I thought this was Fiona Apple, then I thought it.was. Joan Osbourne .  Now.I have a new artist to explore.  Thanks, Bill
 
Bonnie Raitt anyone?


 skooba wrote:
I thought this was Poe

 
I thought it was Nick Drake.  {#Propeller}
 Alexandra wrote:

 

I thought it was Joan Osborne! Wonder if they're related....



 
Yep...that was my first thought, too.  Not a bad little tune though....not bad at all.

Highlow
American Net'Zen
 skooba wrote:
I thought this was Poe

 
 

I thought it was Joan Osborne! Wonder if they're related....


I thought this was Poe
SO SULTRY so sexy SO BREATH-Y so wild; sure I hear some Joan Oz in there, but also some Alannah Myles. Sounds mighty nice...
 sheeelaaa wrote:
First I thought this was Fiona Apple, then I thought it.was. Joan Osbourne .  Now.I have a new artist to explore.  Thanks, Bill
 
I thought she sounded like Shannon McNally. 
 stunix wrote:

maybe, but I do hear Sheryl Crow in there too.

 
It's all good.
lovely ;) 
 Far wrote:
a warble or twang now and then that is Chrissie Hynd, but I agree, her own sound.

 
maybe, but I do hear Sheryl Crow in there too.
a warble or twang now and then that is Chrissie Hynd, but I agree, her own sound.
Who'd only drag you down into the cheap, cheap seats ?


She sounds more like Joan Osborne that Joan Osborne does:)
 stalfnzo wrote:
 sheeelaaa wrote:
First I thought this was Fiona Apple, then I thought it.was. Joan Osbourne .  Now.I have a new artist to explore.  Thanks, Bill

Same thing here. I though Joan had put out a new song.

 

I thought Joan Osborne also
Maybe my hearing is exceptionally refined (not likely) or I have heard and can recognize a vast number of contemporary female bluesy singers (also not so likely; who has the time?), but she really does not sound at all like those who are cited in the comments. As is often the case, I have never heard this musician anywhere but here: she sounds like herself and is recognizable for this. Every musician's music reflects influences to some degree and I appreciate that such tendencies are detectable in many if not all music we hear in this oasis. However, the "sounds like..." comments eventually become wearying. I am guilty of thinking this and occasionally posting, but try to recognize that each person who gets played here has developed a distinct style and expresses qualities that approach unique. We really ought to try and appreciate this. Oh, I like this piece.
 sheeelaaa wrote:
First I thought this was Fiona Apple, then I thought it.was. Joan Osbourne .  Now.I have a new artist to explore.  Thanks, Bill

Same thing here. I though Joan had put out a new song.
First I thought this was Fiona Apple, then I thought it.was. Joan Osbourne .  Now.I have a new artist to explore.  Thanks, Bill
{#Clap}
 Toke wrote:
And where she got my e-mail address from I don't know.....but as you said zepher... she knows what she wants....
 
chuckle, chuckle, chuckle.  Gotta admire a man with dreams!
 zepher wrote:
Sexy song, love a woman who knows what she wants!





 

And where she got my e-mail address from I don't know.....but as you said zepher... she knows what she wants....
Most people are saying Joan Osborne but for me this smacks more than a little of Sheryl Crow and I for one will not be complaining about that.
Put me in the sounds a bit like Bonnie Raitt camp.  Solid pipes and tune.
Sexy song, love a woman who knows what she wants!




sounds just like joan osborn and bonnie raitt. booooring!
 gypsyman wrote:
OP have mentioned Joan Osborne - I thought this was Patty Griffin, ala "Change"
 

Can count me as thinking it was Patty Griffin or possibly Bonnie Raitt and had to look to see if it was or not.  

I do like.


 gypsyman wrote:
OP have mentioned Joan Osborne - I thought this was Patty Griffin, ala "Change"
 
Quite so.
OP have mentioned Joan Osborne - I thought this was Patty Griffin, ala "Change"
Naughty Shannon! {#Whistle}
-26C outside this morning here in Cowtown... this sure warms things up though - 8+
Mmmmm Mmm. Sing it, baby.
 Jelani wrote:

Yeah, me too.
 
Me, three

She do sound self-assured, do she not?
 Stingray wrote:
Could imagine she is good "live"!

I would possibly neither buy or play her CD, though!
 

You're a strange man.
 Alafia wrote:
Totally thought this was Joan Osborne.

 

Same here! I love female vocalists with this style!!
 Alafia wrote:
Totally thought this was Joan Osborne.
 
Yeah, me too.
Totally thought this was Joan Osborne.

She knows exactly how to say it, that's for sure. {#Guitarist}
Quoting The Frantics, her voice gives me "urges in my areas."

 mfcrowe wrote:
very sultry voice, she can sing to me anytime...background guitar riffs aren't bad either {#Bounce}
 

That reminds me, Mother's Day........time to leave the studio, Bill!
very sultry voice, she can sing to me anytime...background guitar riffs aren't bad either {#Bounce}
very seductive; if she feeling down and dirty I'd might make the time to scrub her
smooth and funky.  like it. 
I'm down and dirty —— I'm down and dirty !!!  Do ya hear me !
Could imagine she is good "live"!

I would possibly neither buy or play her CD, though!
Big fan. Her live record, North American Ghost Music, is especially great.
Would LOVE to get down & dirty with her!
Ordinary. Not bad...not great. Like KT better for this kind of style.
Thank you for playing women artists on RP — what a concept. Just another way in which you ROCK!!!!

This song, the singer and musicianship were excellent. The detractors are perhaps threatened by subject of the song.
 keller1 wrote:
The prevailing sentiment here seems to be that this woman is attractive and therefore can't possibly be "authentic" or something.

What a bunch of horseshit.
 
I like her, but as far as "authentic" (read "western"), I believe she's actually from Long Island, NY

 gandalfbmg wrote:
I'm shocked this ISN'T Joan Osborne... I've been hearing this song for years on RP and I guess just never checked the playlist... I've been assuming it was her all that time.
 
I had the same revelation... 2.5 years later than you.

 
edit: and basically a decade later than everyone else on the planet

 jedley wrote:
Sheryl Crow wannabe, cashing in on her beauty.
 
Well, you opened the door.  Ms. McNally has a better voice than Sheryl Crow.

Awful... {#Puke}
The prevailing sentiment here seems to be that this woman is attractive and therefore can't possibly be "authentic" or something.

What a bunch of horseshit.

Never heard of this lass, nice voice, might flash the cash...
Too slick for me....is she a former X factor winner/loser ?
EZC
 robco1 wrote:
Nice . . . but sounds a little too slick and even for the level of vocal emoting (I'm making words up, I know). Maybe better on another listen.
 
I agree ... just doesn't sound authentic, sounds too much like a carefully-designed product (tantalizing lyrics + hyper-emotional delivery) packaged in a pretty wrapper.  Miley Cyrus will probably cover this song next year. {#Roflol}
 enidualc wrote:
mmmmm dirty girl!
 
Pant, slobber, drool {#Tongue-out}. I'd get down and dirty with her. Shame the desire wouldn't be reciprocated :(

I just love down 'n' dirty, basic blues rock - always gets me just there.

Very nice. I would have bet money that was Patty Griffin.
 radioparadisehead wrote:
This girl is in my yoga class... weird.
 
are you sure??

 jedley wrote:
Sheryl Crow wannabe, cashing in on her beauty.
 

Nup. Genuine talent, what a voice, nice song and great band too.
A certain degree of similarity though, I will agree.
This girl is in my yoga class... weird.

Sheryl Crow wannabe, cashing in on her beauty.
Hey- for those of you that liked it.. go get the album. Definitely worth it. She's got a great voice and the production/musicians put together for it are well worth it.
WOW
she sings as hot as she looks! Yum!!
I do love the sentiment 
She's not Joan, but we need more Joan, so I'll give this woman an 8. {#Lol}

Why is this only 6.6?  {#Stupid}

More than just catchy.


mmmmm dirty girl! :hungry:
everybody sounds like Joan Osborne to me too. I think it a very generic "blues" voice
Nice . . . but sounds a little too slick and even for the level of vocal emoting (I'm making words up, I know). Maybe better on another listen.
MusicAddict wrote:
There's definitely Joan Osborne in there. First time I've heard this and thought it was Joan.
Me too.
nice...but not quite at Joan's level... :naughty:
Joan Osborne sound! - totally!!!
gandalfbmg wrote:
I'm shocked this ISN'T Joan Osborne... I've been hearing this song for years on RP and I guess just never checked the playlist... I've been assuming it was her all that time.
There's definitely Joan Osborne in there. First time I've heard this and thought it was Joan.
I hear this nice voice, and I click on the song title and see the album cover........oh, right, so she's pretty, too :rolleyes: ....and, oh, right, she looks young :rolleyes:
gandalfbmg wrote:
I'm shocked this ISN'T Joan Osborne... I've been hearing this song for years on RP and I guess just never checked the playlist... I've been assuming it was her all that time.
Sounds a bit like Patty Griffin to me.
girly girls. :rolleyes:
Roto wrote:
I don't get how anybody could think she sounds like anybody other than Joan Osbourne. It's uncanny! Sheryl Crowe? Come on!
I'm shocked this ISN'T Joan Osborne... I've been hearing this song for years on RP and I guess just never checked the playlist... I've been assuming it was her all that time.
"Don't ya know I love ya' when yo' down an' dirty" Superb song, great voice, thanks RP, yet another revelation to me! Can't wait to hear this again!
Nice :whistle:
sexxxxa! :meditate:
trekhead wrote:
Lucinda Osbourne.
:lol: This is soooooo true. But I like her. :yes:
kingfish2004 wrote:
A bit genertic but really nice. Would buy...
Quite energenertic, actually :dance:
hurt me.... :bounce:
ThePoose wrote:
She got the ole Rev. Al Green organ happenin' there!
You're kiddin right? Al Green?
"Lucinda Osbourne" Good one. It's right on. I like her voice and the cong, though. She sounds real. She probably just needs to find her own voice and get some better management and production.
She got the ole Rev. Al Green organ happenin' there!
iMacomania wrote:
She looks good, but I do not like this song.
tend to agree: too much country; bad metronomic drums, too much like pop krap. sounds too much like everything else terrible out there. Someone down there wrote that it sounded generic; That's exactly right! Can't imagine how this artist got signed. 4 and falling.
A bit genertic but really nice. Would buy...
Ooh, I like it. :biggrin: Lucinda Osbourne. LOL, true! Those are the two I thought of when I heard this. Add McNally and I'm happy.
magsterz wrote:
Going to see her on Friday 2/24 at BB King's in New York!!! Can't wait. If she doesn't sing "Beautiful and Strange" I will dissolve into a puddle of tears.
Ooo report back!! Enjoy!!
Going to see her on Friday 2/24 at BB King's in New York!!! Can't wait. If she doesn't sing "Beautiful and Strange" I will dissolve into a puddle of tears.
Ahhh I likey :dance: She's got that great cross over from country into hmm hate to say 'pop' - sounds so juvenile. It's smooth - will look to hear more.
iMacomania wrote:
She looks good, but I do not like this song.
But I do like it.
She looks good, but I do not like this song.
She's got a little Raitt influenced twang in her delivery. Well done Bill :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
reminds me of bonnie raitt. call me crazy.
Tori Crow? dwhayslett wrote:
Shawn DiFranco. wait, what were we talking about again? #-o
Just saw her last week, opening for the BoDeans. Another New Orleans musical resident who's now relocating. This was her first performance since Katrina, and she said she couldn't really talk about it as she couldn't cry and sing at the same time. She sang a couple of new tunes, including a brand new one called "Gulf Of Mexico" and closed with a chilling acapella take on Sam Cooke's classic "A Change Is Gonna Come". A very powerful live performer, and yes, she IS very easy on the eye as well.
trekhead wrote:
Lucinda Osbourne.
Shawn DiFranco. wait, what were we talking about again? #-o
I don't get how anybody could think she sounds like anybody other than Joan Osbourne. It's uncanny! Sheryl Crowe? Come on!
RPsavedme wrote:
who knew. i thought it was joan osbourne.
Me too...
drover wrote:
Fiona Crowe.
Lucinda Osbourne.
I've always thought that this song is about her cat. Think about it... from a fellow songwriter's point of view, it is pretty clever!! P.S. This is a great album. She's good live too... and just released another record a couple of weeks ago.
Wanna get "down and dirty" with Shannon. :heartkiss:
I'm sorry but, I just find this song damn sexy. (pimp)
Fiona Crowe.
RPsavedme wrote:
who knew. i thought it was joan osbourne.
So did I. :lol:
Sounds generic - vocally and musically.
who knew. i thought it was joan osbourne.
This sounds like Lance's girlfriend.