When You Give It Away Song Lyrics

Bruce Cockburn


publisher: ©Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Bruce Cockburn
album: Track 1 in album Breakfast in New Orleans, Dinner in Timbuktu
release date: 1999-9-14
popularity : 44 users have visited this page.
genres: Rock Folk, World, & Country
styles: Folk Rock
length: 4:54
producer: Bruce Cockburn and Colin Linden
drums: Gary Craig
vocal: Lucinda Williams
mixer: John Whynot
recorded by: John Whynot
bass: John Dymond
organ: Richard Bell
harmonica: Carlos del Junco
percussion: Rick Lazar
trombone: Steven Donald
handclaps: Sally Sweetland and Bruce Cockburn
writer: Bruce Cockburn

Album Information

label: True North Records
country(area): Canada
format: CD
barcode: 620638018323
script: Latin

Cover Art

Bruce Cockburn Breakfast in New Orleans, Dinner in Timbuktu cover art


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Slid out of my dreams like a baby out of the nurse's hands
Onto the hard floor of day
I'd been wearing OJ's gloves and I couldn't get them off
It was too early but I couldn't sleep
Showered and dressed, stepped out into the heat
The parrot things on the porch next door
Announced my arrival on Chartres Street
With their finest rendition of squealing brakes

Down in Kaldi's caf the newspaper headlines promised new revelations
Concerning Prince Charles' Amex account
A morose young man in old-tim Austrian drag
Stares past his long mustache at the ground
And last night's punks and fetish kids
All tattoos and metal bits


Track Listing

CD 1
  • 1 When You Give It Away
  • 2 Mango
  • 3 Last Night of the World
  • 4 Isn't That What Friends Are For?
  • 5 Down to the Delta
  • 6 The Embers of Eden
  • 7 Blueberry Hill
  • 8 Let the Bad Air Out
  • 9 Look How Far
  • 10 Deep Lake
  • 11 Use Me While You Can