Sunday, October 26, 2008

Song of the Week - Son's Gonna Rise by Citizen Cope

I have 5,643 songs in my iTunes. This is one of them.

I first heard of Citizen Cope in 2004, listening to the Philadelphia public radio station WXPN over the Internet. WXPN is a great station, they play a lot of different kinds of music. I was listening to them pretty steady for about a year and got turned on to 5-6 artists. Clarence Greenwood is the singer/songwriter behind Citizen Cope. I don't know how to describe his music, kind of a cross between rock, pop and hip-hop, I guess. In my opinion, the best music is the sort that isn't easy to categorize. You can read about him here. This song is from his 2004 CD, The Clarence Greenwood Recordings. He doesn't seem to have made any videos. All I could find were live recordings or mash-ups like this.

Rollin' down the highway
Like a rocket
God, I'm headed to town now
You can't stop it
Got wheel in my hand
As I stand
On the floor
Of the board
Of this car
On the road
Got this woman in the back seat
Yeah she's my wifey
In the middle of the delivery
Man she saves me
To this day I don't know why
She picked me up
When i was down on the road
With the wind when it blowed

Well a son's gonna rise in a mile
In a mile
You'll be feeling fine
In a mile you will see
After me
You'll be out of the dark, yeah
You'll get your shot