Sexy songs from Over the Rhine, a Christian couple

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Sexy songs from Over the Rhine, a Christian couple

Postby Snuggle Muffin » Sun Sep 30, 2007 5:48 am

We just discovered Over the Rhine. IMO, they kick Norah Jones' butt and you can listen to the whole new album for free online. Click the above link and you'll see a box on their page that says "Over the Rhine record player." That loads up their whole latest album.

We like all the songs, and among the sexiest and funnest ones are:
"Let's Spend the Day in Bed"
"Entertaining Thoughts"
"Trouble"
"Desperate for Love"

The wives might also appreciate, "I'm On a Roll"

From a different album: "Lifelong Fling" (listen) (lyrics)

But it's not just sexy... their lyrics have some depth an artistry. Marriage relationship realities are a theme they explore in many songs on many albums, and they have an interesting story regarding their touring, and how that strained their marriage, and how they dealt with it. They have a fun, sultry cabaret style, and aren't afraid of the occasional well-placed innuendo.

Lyrics for the songs above are here.

An psychology major from Wheaton U. who's interning with a Christian sex ed. project here in China introduced us to their music.
Trouble wrote:If you came to make some trouble
Better make it good
Your sexy cocktail hour stubble
Is doing what it should
Looks may be sweet and subtle
I think it’s trouble honey
I think it’s good
If you came to make trouble
Make me a double honey
I think it’s good
"Rejoice in the wife of your youth... may you be forever captivated by her love!"
Prov 5.15-20
"I wanna be rich in memories not money / Our love is our inheritance, honey"
Jon Foreman, "Inheritance"

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Postby WECSOG » Sun Sep 30, 2007 3:23 pm

First heard them a few years ago when they were touring with Cowboy Junkies.

IIRC, some of their work was incorporated into network TV serials.

They've been called "one of the best bands you haven't heard of."

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Postby Snuggle Muffin » Mon Oct 01, 2007 2:41 am

I can't believe we never heard of them until now. I mean, in college we were the kind of people who would have loved this kind of stuff from that kind of band. Waterdeep made it to our school, but not Over the Rhine.
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"I wanna be rich in memories not money / Our love is our inheritance, honey"
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Postby Barbarah-Hephizibah » Mon Oct 01, 2007 7:59 am

Wow ... I like it.

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Postby Eleutheros » Wed Oct 31, 2007 8:47 am

Thanks Snuggle Muffin for mentioning this couple on the "What song is it you wanna hear?" thread.

This is exactly what I was hoping I could turn up. Believers writing sexy songs on purpose because they know well the God who made sex possible.

If you like this style. I'll bet you the time it takes to look at it that you will like Sam Phillips when she was with her husband J. Henry "T-Bone" Burnett.

Who's solo music you will also probably like.

Thanks for the input!

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Postby LadyP » Wed Oct 31, 2007 8:56 am

first things first, I loved the music!

How do we know they are believers? I didn't see anything on the site (or hear anything in the lyrics) that says they are - the closest it came was they mentioned being influenced by music at church growing up. But lots of people grow up going to church.

It doesn't much matter - the songs are still wonderful - but I don't want to recommend someone as a Christian band if they aren't.
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Postby Snuggle Muffin » Thu Nov 01, 2007 3:52 am

ladyphlogiston wrote:How do we know they are believers?
see the lyrics for the title track on their latest album, which is free to listen to at the links above. Also, I think it's common knowledge that they're believers anyway.

A lot of people, including some artists (ex. Switchfoot, Jars of Clay), don't want to get ghettoized into the CCM/"Christian music" category, where their music will only be marketed to Christians. They'd rather be Christians who make honest music that gets heard by everyone - in the world but not of it, etc.
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Postby Eleutheros » Thu Nov 01, 2007 5:25 am

It was the lyrics that convinced me, as well as your word snuggle muffin.

Much the same as when I heard my first album by T-bone Burnett at a friends house. It was his Trap Door LP (available on CD only as an expensive import from Great Britian). The songs were cleverly written about the danger of being a beautiful woman, a beautiful love song, a sarcastic but humorous song about a self-reliant man and a very good remake of Marilyn Monroe's 'Diamonds are a Girls Best Friend'.

Most of his songs were about women and reflected a deep understanding of the feminine soul and the thoughts and emotions that drive it. I was impressed.

But the last song, 'Trap Door', was a song only a Believer could write.

It's a funny thing about humility, as soon as your being humble you're no longer humble.
It's a funny thing about life, you've got to give up your life to be alive.
You've got to suffer to know compassion,
you can't want nothin' if you want satisfaction.

Tonight the world looks like a different place.
Tonight the moon is shining in it's place.
Tonight we find ourselves alone at last...

Watch out for
the trap door.

It's a funny thing about love, the harder you try to be loved the less lovable you are.
It'a a funny thing about pride, when you're being proud you should be ashamed.
You find only pain if you seek after pleasure,
you work like a slave if you seek after leisure.

Tonight the world looks like a different place
Tonight the moon is shining on your face
Tonight we find ourselves alone at last...

Watch out for
the trap door.

This was in the 80's before the Internet made everything available. It was, literally, years later that I found my assumption was true when I came across an interview with him.

For one can't help but speak from one's heart whether it's good or bad.

Therefore, be good!

Just as you were created to be.
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Postby LadyP » Thu Nov 01, 2007 7:41 am

thanks, WECSOG. I'm always a little hesitant to say bands are Christian because of lyrics only - lyrics are too easy to misinterpret - and I hadn't seen anything else to really confirm it
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Postby Happy Shulamite » Fri Nov 02, 2007 3:49 am

This scripture came to mind as I was reading this thread.
Lu 6:45
A good man produces good out of the good storeroom of his heart, and an evil man produces evil out of the evil storeroom. For his mouth speaks from the overflow of the heart.


Great thread, BTW. It opened my eyes to more music by OTR. I've loved their song "Born" for several months.

I was born to love
I'm gonna learn to love
without fear
I was born to laugh
I gonna learn to laugh
through my tears

That song was sort of the theme song of my recent trial. It spoke hope to me on a deep level. Crooning vocals are medicine when your heart is going through a trial.

Now, after reading this thread, I find OTR has some celebratory music too, which is great. -Shula

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Postby regenerated1 » Sun Nov 11, 2007 1:13 pm

Wow, I've heard of them, didn't know they were a Christian couple though! They have 31 live shows that they give away for free over on the Internet Archive; good for those who can't afford to buy the CDs yet. :)

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Postby thebigfish » Fri May 16, 2008 8:35 pm

Reviving this thread.
My wife and I volunteer as ushers at our Victorian Era, restored, local theatre. We have lots of great music groups come through and my wife and I have met both well known and lesser known folks, who are wonderful musicians. "Over the Rhine" is coming on Thus. June 5th. I'll be ushering. :D I'm REALLY looking forward to it!
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Postby Barbarah-Hephizibah » Sat May 17, 2008 8:26 am

Cool.

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Postby MrCTx1 » Sat May 17, 2008 9:50 am

They are on XM-45 Starbucks Cafe this week early in the day. It is a replay of a set I heard this week. It was done in the XM studio with The Bodeans. A good listen.

I've got them on my IPod - they can certainly get MY motor running.

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Postby LadyP » Sat May 17, 2008 3:02 pm

thebigfish wrote:Reviving this thread.
My wife and I volunteer as ushers at our Victorian Era, restored, local theatre. We have lots of great music groups come through and my wife and I have met both well known and lesser known folks, who are wonderful musicians. "Over the Rhine" is coming on Thus. June 5th. I'll be ushering. :D I'm REALLY looking forward to it!


Very cool! That's about an hour away from us - we might see you there! :)
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Postby thebigfish » Sat May 17, 2008 3:30 pm

Very cool! That's about an hour away from us - we might see you there!
How about that! It's a small world after all. :wink:
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Postby cinnamonsticks » Tue May 20, 2008 10:10 pm

Thanks for bumping this thread Fish. This music is HOT!
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Postby hisfountain » Thu May 22, 2008 11:36 am

They put out a Christmas CD last year that was AWESOME!!! Some of the songs on it are very sexy too. It is now my fave Christmas CD. :D

It's entitled Snow Angels.

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Postby thebigfish » Thu Jun 05, 2008 9:54 pm

OK. I just saw them LIVE a couple of hours ago with a bass player and an AWESOME drummer! Man, this band is soooooo gooood! 8)
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