-- Five Fifty-One --
circa 2005 - released 2011

Found on:

Small Source of Comfort (March 2011)


Editors Note: This song was first played in front of humans on the Slice O Life tour, 1 May 2010.

Known comments by Bruce Cockburn about this song, by date:

  • 1 May 2010:

    (paraphrased from show notes)
    Bruce introduced it as a new song, which meant to him any song since the last album which was five years ago (four actually, but it will be released five years after last one). He said this was an old new song. He had the occasion to spend some time in Brooklyn and this song came out of the "Brooklyn experience."

    "Knots in my muscles
    Too much traffic in my mind"
    5:51 refers to the time on the clock when dawn breaks. It's a bluesy number, played on the 12-string ~ Submitted by a Human.

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