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Look What Love Has Done Playlist


One of the ATCW group’s favorites, Look What Love Has Done, as Manual Destanque put it, “… jerks a tear from my eye every time. The first time I listened to it I was thrilled, love that song, love the story and the images and metaphors… And then there’s the last bit of the song that nails it all, the stereo tremolo guitar comes in and spreads its notes into the width and the last chord slowly fades into silence. Just talking about it gives me goosebumps.”  In response to a group post asking members to name their favorite bit of lyric, many chose “We rode out in the open/Lord I love the way that you run.”  Yes, indeed, look what love has done….

Lyrics:

Who’s gonna win the medal?
Who’s gonna win the glittering prize?
Everybody out here now
No one can disguise
No one can disguise

I woke to you that blessed morning
That’s when I knew you was the one
Somebody always cryin’ somewhere
Look what love has done

Used to be when things got tight
I could bid you a well bye bye
Riding some two-wheeled sex machine
Like I don’t have to try
Now I say my my baby
My how you have grown
I say look what love has done

Some folks gonna live forever
Some they won’t never cross that line
But everybody out here now, trying to unwind

We rode out in the open
Lord I love the way that you run
Somebody always crying somewhere
Look what love has done
Look what love has done

 

UPDATE:   Many thanks to Peter Ball for identifying a missing LWLHD, and it’s a lovely one!

LWLHD at Tivoli 1992-02-18

 

ANOTHER UPDATE:  LWLHD at Batschkapp, Frankfurt on 1992-02-24

 

Excellent fan video with some photos I’ve never seen anywhere else:

Discussion

6 thoughts on “Look What Love Has Done Playlist

  1. Hi Katie. Just wanted to share that I recorded a tribute to Chris Whitley (and Rainer Ptacek) on bandcamp and I thought you might like to check it out. It’s available to stream here: https://nickswan.bandcamp.com/album/gypsy-blues

    Here is a playlist on youtube of the Chris covers I did: https://www.youtube.com/playlist?list=PLHc30wbaUGMqtahMrrPVSvmA2RLmVunSI

    I enjoy your site and I used the resources on it, especially the section on tunings, when I was learning these songs. Keep up the good work.

    Nick Swan

    On Tue, May 5, 2020 at 3:01 PM All Things Chris Whitley wrote:

    > Katie posted: ” One of the ATCW group’s favorites, Look What Love Has > Done, as Manual Destanque put it, “… jerks a tear from my eye every time. > The first time I listened to it I was thrilled, love that song, love the > story and the images and metaphors… And then t” >

    Posted by guitarswan | June 17, 2020, 3:37 pm
    • Thanks, Nick! Listening now and so impressed I’ve shared your links with the All Things Chris Whitley group on Facebook. btw, credit goes to Hiroshi Suda for those tunings you found so helpful.

      Posted by Katie | June 17, 2020, 5:44 pm
  2. Katie, thanks for quoting me. I am both very proud and humbled, and also deeply touched.

    Posted by Manuel "Manuto" Destanque | May 5, 2020, 4:09 pm
    • I should have asked your permission first, Manuel. Pretty much everyone who sees your quotation will already be a member of the ATCW group, so I assumed it was “public” already.

      Posted by Katie | May 5, 2020, 4:28 pm
  3. This is beautiful Katie, thank you so much, I shall indulge…..

    Sent from my iPad

    >

    Posted by colinivory | May 5, 2020, 3:16 pm

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