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From The Album Play album. Blind Man's Zoo 10, Maniacs 22, listeners. Play track. Artist images 23 more. Their best known member is Natalie Merchant , who left the band in to pursue a solo career. Here is a partial list of the past, present, and touring musicians: Jerry Augustyniak - Jerry has been the drummer of 10, Maniacs since Their best known member is Natalie Merchant , w… read more. Their best known member is Natalie Merchant , who left the band in to pursue a solo care… read more.
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Trouble Me. You Happy Puppet. More Albums. Dust Bowl. Stockton Gala Days. What's the Matter Here Live. It's not the same as the word often associated with it - sympathy.
Being empathetic implies understanding someone's feelings not because of having experienced them yourself, but because you can imagine yourself feeling them. You don't have to experience the desperation the mother in Dust Bowl feels to appreciate the song.
The piercing words, sung in the first person, force you to walk in her shoes. I found an interesting quote from Natalie about her songwriting at the time Blind Man's Zoo was released: " Everyone has a role, and this is mine. And maybe it won't always be writing lyrics of this content. Maybe it will just be bringing people happiness through music. But I do feel empathy and I think that is a mighty accomplishment for a three minute "pop" song. I know that some of the prosecutors in my head would try to find a way to blame the mother in Dust Bowl for her problems.
The song "Trouble Me", the album's first single to be released, was written as dedication to the lead singer Natalie Merchant's father. The song charted in the United States and the United Kingdom and became a minor hit. The album has received mixed reception. It reached No. Reviews Review Policy. Flag as inappropriate. See more.
Retrospective Deluxe Version. Natalie Merchant. Retrospective: — is Natalie Merchant's first greatest hits album, featuring her most popular songs. It was released on 27 September on Elektra Records. Ghost Of A Dog. In the printed lyrics that accompany the album, each song has a word with a single letter missing.
In order, they spell out "Ghost of a dog. Picture Perfect Morning.Dust Bowl Lyrics: I should know to leave them home / They follow me through the store / With these toys i can't afford / "kids, take them back / You know better than that" / Dolls that talk.