Song of the Day #4,447: ‘Dig Down Deep’ – Marc Cohn

Here’s a track from an album making its first appearance on Random Weekends: Marc Cohn’s 1991 self-titled debut.

This is the only Cohn album I own, so it’s no surprise that it took this long for it to win the Meet Me in Montauk lottery. We’re talking 11 songs out of more than 13,000.

Cohn has released nine albums since this one, though two are live albums, one is a greatest hits, one is a collection of unreleased tracks, one is an album of covers of songs from 1970, and one features re-recordings of his own songs with the gospel group Blind Boys of Alabama.

So Cohn has built a three-decade career around songs he wrote for just four albums. Pretty savvy.

Baby let’s go below the surface
And see what we can find
There’s no reason to be nervous
‘Cause it happens all the time

I dont wanna go up to the mountain
I dont need to go down to the sea
I’m gonna sit right here
‘Till we unravel the mystery

While the lights of the city are shinin’ below
I wanna hold on to you girl and never let go
While everyone else is just walkin around in there sleep
Baby let’s dig down, dig down deep
I wanna dig down deep

I dont wanna wait until tomorrow
‘Cause the fortune said that the time is now
It’s time to find out what we’re doin’
What we’re doin’ anyhow

Yeah, let’s go out in the moonlight
And walk for a while
Maybe stay up all night
And talk the talk for a while

Baby kick off your shoes
‘Cause you got nothin to lose but your sleep
Baby let’s dig down, dig down deep
I wanna dig down deep
Could you dig down deep

It’s an open invitation
So baby dont you cry
It’s a life long celebration
I think we’re right on time

It’s a feelin in your heart
Lump in your throat
It’s a strange and lovely ride
Wanna dig down deep inside

While the lights of the city are shinin’ below
I wanna hold on to you girl and never let go
While everyone else is just walkin around in there sleep
Baby let’s dig down, dig down deep
I wanna dig down deep
Could you dig down deep
I wanna dig down deep

3 thoughts on “Song of the Day #4,447: ‘Dig Down Deep’ – Marc Cohn

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    Glad to see Cohn defying the odds to be featured by the Random iTunes Fairy. I’ve owned this wonderful album as well as his second album The Rainy Season, which is also quite good and features one of the most touching songs about parenthood ever written, The Things We’ve Handed Down. Since you don’t own that album, here’s that song for your listening pleasure, but have a tissue handy.😀

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