Between the Bars Lyrics - Madeleine Peyroux

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( Elliott Smith )

Drink up, baby
Stay up all night
Things you could do
You won't but you might

The potential you'll be
You'll never see
Promises you'll only make
Drink up with me now
And forget all about
Pressure of days
Do what I say
And I'll make you okay
And drive them away
Images stuck in your head

People you've been before
That you don't want around anymore
That push and shove and won't bend to your will
I’ll keep them still

Drink up, baby
Look at the stars.
And I'll kiss you again
Between the bars
Where i'm seeing you there
With your hands in the air
Waiting to finally be caught

Drink up one more time
And I'll make you mine
And keep you apart
Deep in my heart
Separate from the rest
Where I like you the best
Keep the things you forgot

The people you've been before
That you don't want around anymore
That push and shove and won't bend to your will
I'll keep them still

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A Very Rare Singer Sings A Very Rare Song | Reviewer: Chris Cobb | 7/17/2007

Why is it so difficult to write about music? To write about how Madeline Peyroux sings? There's no substitute fo just hearing her voice, listening to it. So go and listen to it. Music reviews are just a form of self-expression. Reviewers are just lost souls.

For those of us who have gone to extrordinary lengths to hear the best Jazz music possible, there is nothing, really nothing that can compare to a brilliant vocalist. In many regards Jazz allows the sort of nuance and space to really feel what a singer is saying with each song. When I was a teenager I would travel to Yoshi's in Oakland to watch Betty Carter do her thing. Carter was one of the last great Jazz vocalists; one whose voice was an instrument in the band in the same way a saxaphone or piano was. Madeleine Peyroux, in her cover of "Between the Bars," adds nuance to each verse and builds the song into a rich emotional landscape one can get lost in. It is really just impossible to adequately write about her music. I don't think I can do it. It's too complicate. Really.

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