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#16 02-06-2004 11:33am

lookingloo
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Re: Lyrics to Sun Kil Moon's 'Ghosts of the Great Highway'

Sounds a lot liked "hated" to me. But your scenario is equally compelling.

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#17 02-07-2004 6:36pm

BeN ostalgic
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Re: Lyrics to Sun Kil Moon's 'Ghosts of the Great Highway'

gentle moon, find them soon
gentle moon, find them soon

Hey you guys are doin a great job.  Keep it up!  I'm pretty sure he's saying "Gentle moon, find us soon," though.

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#18 02-07-2004 6:42pm

diogo
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Re: Lyrics to Sun Kil Moon's 'Ghosts of the Great Highway'

gentle moon, find them soon
gentle moon, find them soon

Hey you guys are doin a great job.  Keep it up!  I'm pretty sure he's saying "Gentle moon, find us soon," though.

hello Ben...

about these lyrics, you know its possible cause the book, even though it was written by Mark, it was made well before sun kil moon came out, the song is actually named "smile down on us sun" in the book, so maybe he did a few changes...its possible. I can tell you that, by the time the book came out and Mark played the solo shows here 2 years ago, he was saying "find them soon", im sure of that much...But i just own a copy of the new album taken from the net and i totally stoped listening till i get the real thing..duk koo kim was also changed in the last pieces of lyrics, namely regarding the versions i heard of it dating back as far as the old ramon tour (full band), and the solo tour 2 years ago...

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#19 02-09-2004 4:09am

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Re: Lyrics to Sun Kil Moon's 'Ghosts of the Great Highway'

thank you all for loving this album!
lyric: Duk Koo Kim

DRUM TO ME once more my love(am i way off?---ive been watching this board for days while listening to the album, and im soooo impressed, honestly.)
i am very very pleased to have become a part of these discussions...thank you.

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#20 02-09-2004 4:13am

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Re: Lyrics to Sun Kil Moon's 'Ghosts of the Great Highway'

ok...just the first time....i always used to think mark was much more methodical. Has he gotten "looser" with his lyrics (not that its bad..at all!)
but..this album, lyrically, seems so much more, umm....i dunno.

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#21 02-09-2004 4:16am

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Re: Lyrics to Sun Kil Moon's 'Ghosts of the Great Highway'

I also agree with find US soon. at least the album version. is there a forum for the discussion of the GUITAR TONES on this album? Did JESUS produce this?hahha...sorry.

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#22 02-13-2004 3:16pm

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Re: Lyrics to Sun Kil Moon's 'Ghosts of the Great Highway'

the verses deal with three boxers - in this order:


first, Mexican Salvador Sanchez,
second, Filipino Pancho Villa
third, Cuban Benny “The Kid” Paret

each fighter gets two stanzas devoted to him.

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#23 02-13-2004 3:31pm

diogo
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Re: Lyrics to Sun Kil Moon's 'Ghosts of the Great Highway'

DUK KOO KIM (defintive lyrics) - as in the lyric book..


looking out on my roof last night
woken up from a dream
i saw a typhoon coming in close
bringing the clouds down to the sea
making the world look gray and alone
taking all light from my view
keeping everyone in
and keeping me here with you

around you now, i can't sleep no more baby
around you still, don't want to leave yet

woken up from a dream last night
somewhere lost in war
i couldn't feel my feet or hands
i didn't feel right anymore
i knew there I'd die alone
with no one to reach to
but an angel came down
and brought me back to you

i'd rather leave this world forever baby
than let life go the way it's going

watching an old fight film last night
Ray Mancini vs. Duk Koo Kim
the boy from Seoul was hanging in good
but the pounding took to him
and there in the square he lay alone
without face without crown
and the angel who looked upon
never came down

you never know what day could pick you baby
out of the air, out of nowhere

come to me once more my love
show me love I've never known 
sing to me once more my love
words from your younger years 
sing to me once more my love
songs that i love to hear

birds gather 'round my window
fly with everything i love about the day
flowers, blue and gold and orange
rise with everything i love about the day

walk with me down these strange streets
how have we come to be here
so kind are all these people
how have we come to know them

enjoy wink

diogo

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#24 02-13-2004 4:49pm

Luke
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Re: Lyrics to Sun Kil Moon's 'Ghosts of the Great Highway'

Awesome, thank you!  Those indecipherable lyrics at the end are finally revealed!

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#25 02-15-2004 8:29pm

BeN ostalgic
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Re: Lyrics to Sun Kil Moon's 'Ghosts of the Great Highway'

...I love you guys    :cry:   *sniff*

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#26 02-16-2004 3:30pm

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Re: Lyrics to Sun Kil Moon's 'Ghosts of the Great Highway'

In "Carry Me Ohio," instead of this:

green green green
what about the sweetness we knew
what about what's good, what's true
from those days

I hear:

being green again
what about the sweetness we knew
what about what's good, what's true
from those days


Gram Parsons lives!

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#27 02-18-2004 12:55pm

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Re: Lyrics to Sun Kil Moon's 'Ghosts of the Great Highway'

Sounds a lot liked "hated" to me. But your scenario is equally compelling.

After seeing Mark perform this song live, I can say that it is definitely "hated." I had thought it was "hit" on the record too. Now whether or not its the same lyric live and on the record, that's a whole other debate... but I'm assuming it's the same lyric on both.

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#28 02-18-2004 3:56pm

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Re: Lyrics to Sun Kil Moon's 'Ghosts of the Great Highway'

I also kind of thought it was "hit" rather than "hated".  Both would make sense, I know that Sonny Liston was sort of like the Mike Tyson of his time, a known bad-ass (I read Nick Tosches' "The Devil and Sonny Liston", it's really good), so either lyric is an interesting comment on the two boxers.

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#29 02-24-2004 9:27am

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Re: Lyrics to Sun Kil Moon's 'Ghosts of the Great Highway'

Just a quick note on the Carry Me Ohio lyrics posted here

I believe in the third verse, rather than "Graving dreams" he says "Great Lake dreams," following the whole Ohio water theme.

I love this song...I grew up about 10 miles from where Mark Kozelek grew up, so this song always reminds me of home.

JC


tell me and take your time

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#30 02-26-2004 10:03pm

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Re: Lyrics to Sun Kil Moon's 'Ghosts of the Great Highway'

Regarding the versions of lyrics to "Carry Me Ohio", I am almost certain this is correct:

wading through
warm canals and pools clear blue
the TUSCARORA flows into
the prairie land

This is the name of a river which runs through upstate New York [and I believe eventually to Cleveland along the path of the C & O Canal], as well as being the name of an Indian nation which, along with the "Five Civlized Tribes" of the Iroquois [Mohawk, Oneida, Seneca, Onondaga, Cayuga] made up a healthy population of natives in the early years of expansion across the Ohio Valley region.


I am sorry for the correction but I was a history major. Gotta put that to use SOMEhow.

wink

Keep up the good work.

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