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LynzM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-05-07 10:31 AM
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Broken arrow and Bottle of Rain?
A la Rod Stewart...

"Who else is gonna bring you a broken arrow? Who else is gonna bring you a bottle of rain?"

Anybody know what the heck these lyrics come from? Is this some lit. reference that I have no idea about? Mythology? Another culture?

Help, Lounge smarty-pantses, help!!
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Heidi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-05-07 10:34 AM
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1. If CMW brought me a broken arrow,
I would probably ask whether he still had the receipt. :shrug:
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LynzM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-05-07 10:36 AM
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2. LOL
I know, right? What's up with that?

:hi:
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Heidi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-05-07 10:38 AM
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4. I'm working hard
to debunk the urban legend that Heidi is always in a good mood. :rofl:
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billyskank Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-05-07 10:45 AM
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6. Heidi is not always in a good mood
Sometimes she has to go shopping.

She always deserves a :* though.

:hi:
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Heidi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-05-07 10:56 AM
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7. And suddenly, I'm feeling
tingly. :D

Thank you, my friend. :*
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LynzM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-05-07 10:57 AM
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9. Hee!
Hrm... um, go ahead, kick me verbally, will that help? :rofl:
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Heidi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-05-07 11:01 AM
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10. Sadly,
I'm a pacifist. A bouncey, annoying pacifist. But I'm trying to change. :bounce:

:P
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LynzM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-05-07 11:06 AM
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11. LOL, yeah, same here....
Don't think I've ever had a post deleted, even...

Hey, let's get mean together, shall we? :evilgrin:
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Heidi Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-05-07 11:11 AM
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13. Hahahahaha! Sounds like a plan.
:rofl: :spray:

<< Channeling my high school basketball coach: GET AGGRESSIVE! You're a TIGERETTE! :eyes: >>
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Elidor Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-05-07 10:37 AM
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3. Stewart covered Robbie Robertson's original song
It's some American Indian kinda thing. If you like it, check out Robertson's 'Music for the Native Americans.' Good stuff.
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speedoo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-05-07 11:09 AM
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12. Right. I thought it was Robbie Robertson.
That's a vastly under rated album. His first solo album, I believe... I have a CD copy somewhere.
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LynzM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-05-07 11:17 AM
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14. Ok, but where'd *he* get it?
I mean, it's an odd pair of things to not have a story behind them, don't you think?
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speedoo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-05-07 11:24 AM
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15. Well, Robbie's a native Canadian and I believe he has roots...
Edited on Fri Jan-05-07 11:41 AM by speedoo
that are connected to Native Americans somehow. I seem to recall that some of the lyrics he wrote for The Band referred to Native Americans.

But it will take me a while, like a few days, to check that out.

(edit-proper caps)
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InternalDialogue Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-05-07 12:37 PM
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18. That's a pretty strong album.
And his studio band and featured musicians are stellar: Daniel Lanois, Martin Page, Garth Hudson (natch), Peter Gabriel, the BoDeans, Terry Bozzio, U2, Maria McKee, Ian Neville
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RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-05-07 10:38 AM
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5. I think it has something to do with the Kickapoo Indians.
A Bottle of Rain is a kind of love story involving a mute clown, a blind gypsy fortune-teller, FBI agents, an award-winning poet told to teach fiction, and the last Kickapoo Indian girl born in Champaign County, who has returned to the Land of Lincoln in search of her parents. You'll get a brief history of computers, a not so brief history of the Kickapoo Indian Tribe (told in an unorthodox manner), a revisionist view of Abraham Lincoln.
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LynzM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-05-07 10:56 AM
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8. Dude, I can't tell....
If you're being totally serious, or completely facetious. I'm inclined to think you're being serious, though...
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RebelOne Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-05-07 11:38 AM
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16. I'm not a dude and if you will notice, other
posters have said that it is related to Native Americans.
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LynzM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-05-07 12:24 PM
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17. I apologize
I call everyone "dude"; I didn't mean it to be offensive.

I see now that others have mentioned that same thing, and I thank you for the details.
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speedoo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-06-07 01:15 AM
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22. I believe that's a summary of a recent novel.
So, it may or may not be the "answer". :shrug:
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LynzM Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Fri Jan-05-07 11:58 PM
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19. Um....
Kick! :bounce:
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speedoo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-06-07 01:02 AM
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20. Robertson is half Mohawk. ... Broken Arrow Lyrics.
His father is/was Jewish, his mother is/was Mohawk. He was born in Toronto.

Here sre the full lyrics... that's all I got for now. Good night!

Broken Arrow..

Who else is gonna bring you
A broken arrow
Who else is gonna bring you
A bottle of rain
There he goes, moving across the water
There he goes turning my whole
world around


Do you feel what I feel
Can we make that so it's part of the deal
I gotta hold you in these arms of steel
Lay your heart on the line ... this time


I wanna breathe when you breathe
When you whisper like that hot
summer breeze
Count the beads of sweat that cover me
Didn't you show me a sign, this time

Who else is gonna bring you
A broken arrow
Who else is gonna bring you
A bottle of rain
There he goes, moving across the water
There he goes turning my whole
world around

Can you see what I see
Can you cut behind the mystery
I will meet you by the witness tree
Leave the whole world behind

I want to come when you call
I'll get to you if I have to crawl
They can't hold me with these iron walls
We've got mountains to climb

Who else is gonna bring you
A broken arrow
Who else is gonna bring you
A bottle of rain
There he goes, moving across the water
There he goes turning my whole
world around


:-)
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speedoo Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sat Jan-06-07 01:12 AM
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21. Found a Time Mag review of the album, and the song.
http://www.time.com/time/magazine/article/0,9171,966060...

The song is discussed on Pg. 2 of the article. Some relevant info.

Now I'm REALLy going to bed!
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