Natalie Merchant Lyrics

Natalie Merchant's third studio solo album, MOTHERLAND, is
in stores now. Co-produced with T Bone Burnett (Elvis
Costello, Wallflowers, Sam Philips, Oh Brother Where Art
Thou?) MOTHERLAND is a collection of twelve new and
original songs. Renowned for her stylistically eclectic
albums, Merchant forges ahead with MOTHERLAND, moving in
exciting new directions both musically and thematically.
This latest offering covers more diverse emotional and
intellectual territory than any release in Merchant's
career, now two decades in More...

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The Perfect Lyrics | Reviewer: Patty
    ------ About the song Kind and Generous performed by Natalie Merchant

Through the years I have always thought this was a sweet song with nice rhythm. The Lyrics became so much more powerful to me soon after my husband of 24 years passed away. I started a hobby of performing covers vocal and guitar. When I sing this song it is with such passion. I do 2 rounds of "thank you for so many gifts........", as Natalie does. The first round I feel as though I am singing to my friends who helped me through one of the toughest times, and the 2nd round I belt out harder because this round is for my husband. Thank you Natalie for such a beautiful song.

So very sad | Reviewer: Mary
    ------ About the song Carnival performed by Natalie Merchant

Aileen lived a horrible life no human should have to live through. Why are people so cruel to each other? Why do families sexually abuse their children. From age 9 or younger she had been abused in every way possible. It's no wonder she did what she did. When society just looks away and does nothing to help a child being abused then scociety should feel responsible when that child grows into a murder. No one helped that child! She was just a little kid and having a kid at 13, come on social service where were you! Ya think that's NORMAL! The words to this song is how she felt and saw her life. Just cruel and sad. I do feel bad for her. She knew nothing else but being used.

writing credit error on this page | Reviewer: brandon edge
    ------ About the song Wonder performed by Natalie Merchant

this song [and all the songs on Tigerlily] were written by natalie merchant. i don't know who john dahlback is, but he had nothing to do w/ this song, lol. also, jen turner kicks ass. shame she hasn't done more stuff.

Claire or Blair | Reviewer: Stef Hollegie
    ------ About the song Which side are you on ? performed by Natalie Merchant

The name revered to in the lyics:

"You’ll either be a union man
Or a thug for J. H. Claire"

Is J.H. Blair. A sherif of the armed companie deputies in Harlan County. He and his men killed unionworkers there.

aileen | Reviewer: eddie
    ------ About the song Carnival performed by Natalie Merchant

im a musician..not yet heard this song,,but researched god bless aileens scenario,an feel sick inside as her story n truth comes about.aileen found comfort thru this song,this girl,woman,child fought very hard to live an survive,to the breaking point where she could no longer make people understand that it was others who drove her to this corner.lowerd and giving in, into nothing but empty i type there are cases far worse with more unexplanatory no reason twice,four,six,multiple outcomes ,but get 20yrs b n b with clemency to end..get peace of mind natalie,bless you aileen...male dominance dont rule,next album for you..misburn if ya read well

Tattoo | Reviewer: Lara
    ------ About the song My Skin performed by Natalie Merchant

I have I'm a slow dying flower the frost killing hour sweet turning sour and untouchable tattoo'd.

To me the lyrics represent depression that has taken hold over a person life.

Good message of hope | Reviewer: PR
    ------ About the song Wonder performed by Natalie Merchant

I love this song and it inspired me through my challenges with my brain tumor, my stroke, and the recurrence of my brain tumor. Sometimes, we just need to hear to right words to feel less alone.

An Eternal Gulf | Reviewer: Paul
    ------ About the song The Gulf Of Araby performed by Natalie Merchant

The song touches us so powerfully, regardless of our particular circumstances, because we all wistfully face that unbridgeable gulf between what is and what we wish for but can never have. I am reminded of Harry Chapin's lyrics "sometimes thinking bout what might have been, sometimes thinking 'just as well'"

Aileen Wuernos | Reviewer: Deidre
    ------ About the song Carnival performed by Natalie Merchant

Aileen was a survivor although she was a product of severe physical and emotional abuse from a very tender age. Living in a wrecked car in the snow in woods at the age of 13. All she needed in her life was love, support and trust but instead she was betrayed and made a mockery of. Her life story is a tragedy and whatever she did wrong, is because of her circumstances..... May Aileen rest in peace as well as her victims and their families. This should be a wake-up call to our present society with it's children and youth at risk because of their current circumstances.....

"Well put ... excellent interpretation and descriptions" ... | Reviewer: El Cuervo
    ------ About the song Carnival performed by Natalie Merchant

As we all go through life, it seems this marvelous singer/song writer has captured what a lot of us see, feel, experience, ponder ... the list just goes on.

So, it seems we all go through "trials" ... yet as we "realize" introspective moments, it's good to know we are not alone in questioning "the why's" of this life.

But, PLEASE, ALWAYS remember & DON'T EVER forget ... hang on, keep the faith (whatever you believe in) ... don't give up, we should try to look for the good in each day.

"Every day is a GOOD day; Some are just better than others ..."

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