Tuesday, April 19

Dig Down Deep

Me, with the lyrics.

I recently purchased some CDs, as I've been on a music-I-used-to-love thing and a music-that-comes-highly-recommended thing. One of the CDs I got was Marc Cohn of Walking in Memphis fame. (Aside: Christel, of True Companion fame.) When I originally got this music, shortly after Walking in Memphis was released as a single in 1991, the first thing I realized was that the rest of the CD is at LEAST as good as that single, if not better. The lyrics for the fourth cut, called Dig Down Deep, quickly became significant to me. If you know me well (and if you're reading this, you probably do, it's not like this is the front page of the Chicago Tribune) you know the path I've been down over the last few years. Doubt, confusion, and the occasional bout of denial have crept through occasionally.

I still believe these lyrics with my whole heart. I refuse to sleepwalk. Even when consciousness is painful.

Dig down deep, baby.


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Written by Marc Cohn, from the album Marc Cohn (album).
Copyright 1990 Museum Steps Music, ASCAP.


Baby let's go below the surface
See what we can find
There's no reason to be nervous
'cause it happens all the time

I don't want to go up to the mountain
I don't need to go down to the sea
Gonna sit right here 'till we unravel
The mystery

While the lights of the city
Are shining below
Gonna hold onto you girl
And never let go
While everyone else is just walking around
In their sleep
Baby let's dig down
Dig down deep
I wanna dig down deep


And i don't wanna wait until tomorrow
'cause the fortune said that "the time is now"
It's time to find out what we're doing
What we're doing anyhow

Let's go out in the moonlight
And walk for awhile
Maybe stay up all night and we could
Talk for awhile
Kick off your shoes
'cause you've got nothing to lose
But your sleep
Baby let's dig down
Dig down deep
I wanna dig down deep

It's an open invitation
So baby don't you cry
It's a life long celebration
And i think we're right on time
It's a feeling in your heart
And a lump in the throat
It's a strange and lovely ride
Wanna dig down deep inside

While the lights of the city
Are shining below
Gonna hold onto you girl
And never let go
While everyone else is just walking around
In their sleep
Baby let's dig down
Dig down deep
I wanna dig down deep

Could you dig down deep
I wanna dig down deep

8 comments:

JennySue said...

Wish I'd known - I coulda copied that off of mine for you for free.
It is, on the whole, a most excellent CD. Do you also enjoy Daniel Lanois? I think next time we all get together we need to have a "music swap" We can all copy some of our favorite but slightly obscure CD's to share with each other. Get ready for some very old cajun/zydeco!

devilboss said...

I think that's a great idea. What are y'all doing on May 9th?

*L'ola said...

ima need a truck to bring my cds.

Tasty said...

Darlin's, I miss you so freakin' much!!! Please wait until the next weekend or something -- I'm in Florida with the fam from May 5-9.

Love,
me

devilboss said...

Well it's like this, I miss you more than you can imagine and will plan a huge get together anytime you want to do it. And I will be oh so happy to do it the next weekend. But on the 9th Dutchy from the MBOL will be in Louisville and we are having dinner with her. But I am serious about getting together with you anytime. You name it sweetie.

Pears said...

Mayhap we could all get together for that belated going away party I wanted to have for my uterus. heehee

devilboss said...

We must! That is all! We must!

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