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Offlinejbaent

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(7) Janine
« on: January 30, 2024, 11:41:39 AM »
Janine   4:42

It's the same old rodeo
Whenever it appears
The roughnecks and truck drivers
Pipeliners and engineers
Our dusty little cowtown
Turned into a boomtown fast
Guess we had to say so long
To our little town of the past

Janine my heart goes out to you
I know you've been trying
I've been trying too

Now there's big rigs on the highway
Loaded up with sand and tools
Oil rigs on the skyline
New kids in the schools
The thing about a cowtown
There's always dust
But it always rains eventually
And rain it must

Janine my heart goes out to you
I know you've been trying
I've been trying too
Janine my heart goes out to you
I know you've been trying
I've been trying too

I hope that you've been saving
A little of that boomtown pay
I hope that you've been holding on
To something for a rainy day
The thing about a cowtown
There's always dust
The thing about a boom is
There's always a bust

Janine my heart goes out to you
I know you've been trying
I've been trying too
Janine my heart goes out to you
I know you've been trying
I've been trying too
« Last Edit: April 12, 2024, 07:40:43 AM by jbaent »
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Re: (7) Janine
« Reply #1 on: March 18, 2024, 06:50:18 PM »
It's the same old rodeo
Whenever it appears
The roughnecks and truck drivers
Pipeliners and engineers
Our dusty little cowtown
Turned into a boomtown fast
Guess we had to say so long
To our little town of the past

Janine my heart goes out to you
I know you've been trying
I've been trying too

Now there's big rigs on the highway
Loaded up with sand and tools
Oil rigs on the skyline
New kids in the schools
The thing about a cowtown
There's always dust
But it always rains eventually
And rain it must

Janine my heart goes out to you
I know you've been trying
I've been trying too
Janine my heart goes out to you
I know you've been trying
I've been trying too

I hope that you've been saving
A little of that boomtown pay
I hope that you've been holding on
To something for a rainy day
The thing about a cowtown
There's always dust
The thing about a boom is
There's always a bust

Janine my heart goes out to you
I know you've been trying
I've been trying too
Janine my heart goes out to you
I know you've been trying
I've been trying too

Offlinejbaent

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Re: (7) Janine
« Reply #2 on: March 18, 2024, 06:58:35 PM »
First, thanks for sharing!

Second, where did you find it?

Third, obviously, now I wonder what that means!

 ;D
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Re: (7) Janine
« Reply #3 on: March 18, 2024, 07:09:00 PM »
No worries - it is on the lock bridge as "exclusive content", I don't know when it was added, but saw it just now.

I wonder how it sounds too!

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Re: (7) Janine
« Reply #4 on: March 18, 2024, 07:18:26 PM »
Another song about being in a band, but in metaphor this time?
"You can't polish a doo-doo" - Mark Knopfler

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Re: (7) Janine
« Reply #5 on: March 18, 2024, 07:20:05 PM »
To me the lyrics give me an echo instantly with the songs and the sound from All The Roadrunning.. very familiar theme... Precious Voice From Heaven comes to mind as well... hmmm...

What is the "lock bridge"?

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Re: (7) Janine
« Reply #6 on: March 18, 2024, 08:14:32 PM »
A roughneck is an oil rig worker. The song is a local hero theme about oil being disovered in a rural area causing it to become a boomtown.

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Re: (7) Janine
« Reply #7 on: March 18, 2024, 08:33:34 PM »
That sounds plausible, thank you. But more the US maybe than Scotland, because of "cowtown"?

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Re: (7) Janine
« Reply #8 on: March 18, 2024, 08:42:36 PM »
Could be about Forth Worth in Texas or Calgary in Alberta. Both are nicknamed Cowtown and oil industry was instrumental in their development.
...Well, he's a big star now but I've been a fan of his for years. The way he sings and plays guitar still bring me to tears...

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Re: (7) Janine
« Reply #9 on: March 18, 2024, 08:50:37 PM »
I just love the state of knowledge of this forum.

And I keep Dusty in mind: almost all MK songs have double layers (or more) but it is very nice to understand the very first,  most obvious one to begin with, before we work out the deeper meanings/levels/layers.

LE
« Last Edit: March 18, 2024, 09:19:51 PM by Love Expresso »
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Re: (7) Janine
« Reply #10 on: March 18, 2024, 09:43:25 PM »
To me the lyrics give me an echo instantly with the songs and the sound from All The Roadrunning.. very familiar theme... Precious Voice From Heaven comes to mind as well... hmmm...

What is the "lock bridge"?

LE

The lock bridge

https://onedeepriver.markknopfler.com/?fbclid=IwAR2eP_tdAc5zFX7UdyySAEDv-MYog-1F_oGMcCzh8dxayAgPsPa-x3gndRM
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Re: (7) Janine
« Reply #11 on: March 18, 2024, 09:44:09 PM »
"I just love the state of knowledge of this forum"

It’s true :(

If we know the words to the song, we should hear it soon.
I know the way I can see by the moonlight
Clear as the day
Now come on woman, come follow me home

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Re: (7) Janine
« Reply #12 on: March 18, 2024, 09:46:02 PM »
To me the lyrics give me an echo instantly with the songs and the sound from All The Roadrunning.. very familiar theme... Precious Voice From Heaven comes to mind as well... hmmm...

What is the "lock bridge"?

LE

The lock bridge

https://onedeepriver.markknopfler.com/?fbclid=IwAR2eP_tdAc5zFX7UdyySAEDv-MYog-1F_oGMcCzh8dxayAgPsPa-x3gndRM

Aah, ok, thank you  :smack

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Re: (7) Janine
« Reply #13 on: March 18, 2024, 10:06:37 PM »
To me the lyrics give me an echo instantly with the songs and the sound from All The Roadrunning.. very familiar theme... Precious Voice From Heaven comes to mind as well... hmmm...

What is the "lock bridge"?

LE

Yeah, to me it just read like the metaphor of a musician who has been on the way up but is now heading the other way.
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Re: (7) Janine
« Reply #14 on: March 18, 2024, 10:54:30 PM »
After reading a couple of times, seems to talk about a little village that develops into something bigger, maybe industrial, but even it's changed what the village was remains in a way.
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