Austin City Limits

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Norah Jones / Angel Olsen

Enjoy an unforgettable hour with dynamic performances from two of today’s most acclaimed singer-songwriters, Norah Jones and Angel Olsen. Texas native Jones makes her fourth appearance on ACL in support of her LP Day Breaks. Indie breakout star Olsen sings tunes from her stellar album My Woman.

AIRED: October 28, 2017 | 0:54:11
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-"Austin City Limits" presents...

returning to her roots, Norah Jones.

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-♪ I can't stand when you tell me to get back ♪

♪ If we're all free, why does it seem we can't just be? ♪

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-♪ I'm still out there

-And singer-songwriter Angel Olsen.

-♪ Shut up, kiss me, hold me tight ♪

♪ Shut up, kiss me, hold me tight ♪

♪ Stop your crying, it's all right ♪

♪ Shut up, kiss me, hold me tight ♪

♪ Shut up, kiss me, hold me tight ♪

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-Welcome, everybody, to Austin City Limits!

[ Cheers and applause ]

-Now new songs with a classic sound from Norah Jones.

[ "Peace" plays ]

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-♪ There's a place that I know

♪ Where the sycamores grow

♪ And daffodils have their fun

♪ Where the cares of the day

♪ Seem to slowly fade away

♪ In the glow of the evening sun ♪

♪ Peace when the day is done

♪ If I go there real late

♪ Let my mind meditate

♪ On everything to be done

♪ If I search deep inside

♪ Let my conscience be my guide ♪

♪ Then the answers are sure to come ♪

♪ Don't have to worry none

[ Piano solo plays ]

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♪ When you find peace of mind

♪ Leave your worries behind

♪ Don't say that it can't be done ♪

♪ With a new point of view

♪ Life's true meaning comes to you ♪

♪ And the freedom you seek is won ♪

♪ Peace is for everyone

♪ Peace is for everyone

♪ Peace is for everyone

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[ Music ends, cheers and applause ]

Thank you.

Thanks for coming.

It's good to be back.

[ Cheers and applause continues ]

We're gonna do a Neil Young song.

[ Cheers and applause ]

[ Intro to "Don't Be Denied" plays ]

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♪ She was a young girl

♪ Her mama said to her

♪ "Your daddy's leavin' home today ♪

I think he's gone to stay" ♪

♪ They packed up all their bags ♪

♪ And drove out to Anchorage

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♪ They got to Anchorage

♪ She checked in to school

♪ She wore white Chucks on her feet ♪

♪ She learned the golden rule

♪ The punches came fast and hard ♪

♪ Lying on her back in the school yard ♪

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♪ Ohh

♪ Don't be denied

♪ Don't be denied

♪ Don't be denied

♪ Don't be denied

♪ Don't be denied

♪ Don't be denied

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♪ Pretty soon she met a friend

♪ She played guitar

♪ Used to sit on the steps at school ♪

♪ And dream of being stars

♪ They started a band

♪ They played all night

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♪ Ohh

♪ Don't be denied

♪ Don't be denied

♪ Don't be denied

♪ Don't be denied

♪ Don't be denied

♪ Don't be denied

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[ Guitar solo plays ]

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♪ Businessmen crowded around

♪ They came to hear the golden sound ♪

♪ There they were on the Sunset Strip ♪

♪ Playing their songs for the highest bid ♪

♪ They played all night

♪ The price was right

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♪ Ohh

♪ Don't be denied

♪ Don't be denied

♪ Don't be denied

♪ Don't be denied

♪ Don't be denied

♪ Don't be denied

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♪ All that glitters isn't gold

♪ You know you heard that story told ♪

♪ She's a pauper in a naked disguise ♪

♪ A millionaire through a businessman's eyes ♪

♪ Oh, friend of mine

♪ Don't be denied

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♪ Ohh

♪ Ooh-ooh, ooh-ooh-ooh

♪ Ooh, ooh, ooh

♪ Ooh, ooh, ooh-ooh

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[ Music ends, cheers and applause ]

Thank you.

[ Intro to "Flipside" plays ]

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♪ I tried to get high, but you wanted me low ♪

♪ Good things are happening, but happening slow ♪

♪ It's some kind of mystery from long ago ♪

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♪ I finally know who I'm supposed to be ♪

♪ My mind was locked, but I found the key ♪

♪ Hope it don't all slip away from me ♪

♪ Hard times

♪ Fine lines

♪ Moments pass by, and I cry

♪ Rewind

♪ Step behind

♪ It's hard to find the flip side ♪

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♪ I can't stand when you tell me to get back ♪

♪ If we're all free, why does it seem we can't just be? ♪

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♪ You saw your reflection all over the news ♪

♪ Your temperature's well past 102 ♪

♪ Put the guns away, or we'll all gonna lose ♪

♪ Stand by

♪ Or take flight

♪ Eat or throw your piece pie

♪ Walk on

♪ Or be mine

♪ Moments fly by, and I cry

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♪ I can't stand when you tell me to get back ♪

♪ If we're all free, why does it seem we can't just be? ♪

♪ I can't stand when you tell me to get back ♪

♪ If we're all free, why does it seem we can't just be? ♪

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♪ I can't stand when you tell me to get back ♪

♪ If we're all free, why does it seem we can't just be? ♪

♪ I can't stand when you tell me to get back ♪

♪ If we're all free, why does it seem we can't just be? ♪

♪ I can't stand when you tell me to get back ♪

♪ If we're all free, why does it seem we can't just be? ♪

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[ Music ends, cheers and applause ]

Thank you.

Thanks.

That's Pete Remm playing the Hammond organ.

[ Intro to "Carry On" plays ]

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♪ And after all's been said and done ♪

♪ Who said it best, were you the one? ♪

♪ Let's just forget, leave it behind ♪

♪ And carry on

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♪ If you should find the time to speak ♪

♪ Then speak to me, I'd never keep ♪

♪ You from your final destiny

♪ So carry on

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♪ Into the quiet, I am bound

♪ What you have lost, I've never found ♪

♪ I lost my nerve, yet peace surrounds ♪

♪ So carry on

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[ Piano solo plays ]

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[ Organ solo plays ]

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♪ Into the quiet, I am bound

♪ What you have lost, I've never found ♪

♪ I lost my nerve, yet peace surrounds ♪

♪ So carry on

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♪ And now that all's been said and done ♪

♪ Who said it best, were you the one? ♪

♪ Let's just forget, leave it behind ♪

♪ And carry on

♪ Let's just forget, leave it behind ♪

♪ And carry on

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[ Music ends, cheers and applause ]

Thank you.

Thank you.

[ Intro to "Ripple" plays ]

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♪ If my words did glow

♪ With the gold of sunshine

♪ And my tunes

♪ Were played on the harp unstrung ♪

♪ Would you hear my voice

♪ Come through the music?

♪ Would you hold it near

♪ As it were your own?

♪ It's a hand-me-down

♪ The thoughts are broken

♪ Perhaps

♪ They're better left unsung

♪ I don't know

♪ Don't really care

♪ Let there be songs

♪ To fill the air

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♪ Ripple in still water

♪ When there is no pebble tossed ♪

♪ Nor wind to blow

♪ Reach out your hand

♪ If your cup be empty

♪ If your cup is full

♪ May it be again

♪ Let it be known

♪ There is a fountain

♪ That was not made

♪ By the hands of men

♪ There is a road

♪ No simple highway

♪ Between the dawn

♪ And the dark of night

♪ And if you go

♪ No one may follow

♪ That path is yours

♪ Your steps alone

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♪ Ripple in still water

♪ When there is no pebble tossed ♪

♪ Nor wind to blow

♪ You who choose

♪ To lead must follow

♪ But if you fall

♪ You fall alone

♪ If you should stand

♪ Then who's to guide you?

♪ If I knew the way

♪ I would take you home

♪ La-dee-da-da-da

♪ La, da-da, da, da

♪ Da-da, da-da, da-da-da, da, da ♪

♪ La-dee-da-da-da

♪ La, da-da, da, da

♪ La, da-da-da

♪ La, da-da, da-da

[ Music ends, cheers and applause ]

Yeah, I mean, I had a lot of freedom from my record label

to try different things and explore different genres

and just kind of do whatever I wanted.

And part of that is 'cause they were a cool record label,

and part of it was 'cause my first record

was a crazy success.

So I kind of got the luxury

of having a say in whatever I do, you know?

I think I've gone in a lot of --

down a lot of different roads musically

and explored a lot of different things,

from, you know, writing songs on guitar

and getting into country music,

and then getting back into playing piano recently

and, you know, exploring dominants.

You know -- more 7th chords

and just different kinds of harmonies, you know?

What I am most proud of? Gosh.

I guess I'm proud of where I am now, you know?

I feel like I'm more excited to play music

and better than ever, you know.

I hope to keep feeling that way as I get older.

And I'm glad I feel that way now, you know?

I don't know.

When you look ahead,

it's like I never see myself stopping playing music.

And it doesn't matter if it's for people or not.

It's just something I want to keep doing.

-Next, a unique voice in indie music -- Angel Olsen.

-♪ My watch is blurry

♪ When I look down at my hands

♪ I'm just another

♪ Alive with impossible plans

♪ I turn the lights low

♪ But we both know where we are ♪

♪ And when it's over

♪ What becomes of your pure heart? ♪

♪ A love that never seems to curse or to confine ♪

♪ Will be forever, never lost or too defined ♪

♪ To lose the feeling of an endless searching through ♪

♪ How to have made what is never about me or you ♪

♪ That is the kind of love I'd always dreamed to be ♪

♪ However painful, let it break down all of me ♪

♪ Till I am nothing else but the feeling ♪

♪ Till I am nothing else but the feeling ♪

♪ Till I am nothing else but the feeling ♪

♪ Becoming true

♪ Becoming true

♪ Can't help feeling

♪ The way that I do

♪ Can't help feeling

The way that I do ♪

♪ Become a prophet

♪ Become a fool

♪ I'll let the light shine in

♪ I'll let the light shine in

♪ I'll let the light shine in

♪ May the best of you win

♪ Who is your truest friend?

♪ Will they be at your end?

♪ I'll let the light be black

♪ And let some tears be shed

♪ Do it all over again

♪ I'll let the light shine in

♪ It's not gonna kill you

♪ It's not gonna kill you

♪ It's not gonna kill you

♪ It's not gonna kill you

♪ It's not gonna break you

♪ It's just gonna shake you

♪ Shake you alive

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♪ Oh, oh-oh-oh, oh, oh-oh-oh

♪ Oh, oh-oh-oh, oh, oh-oh-oh

♪ Oh, oh-oh-oh, oh, oh-oh-oh

♪ Oh, oh-oh-oh

♪ Oh-oh-oh, oh, oh

[ Guitar solo play ]

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♪ Oh, oh-oh-oh, oh, oh-oh-oh

♪ Oh, oh-oh-oh, oh, oh-oh-oh

♪ Oh, oh-oh-oh, oh, oh-oh-oh

♪ Oh, oh-oh-oh

♪ Oh, oh-oh, oh-ohhhh

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[ Music ends, cheers and applause ]

Well, I have a couple things

I'd like to share with you tonight.

A couple of feelings and a couple of songs.

A couple of friends would also like to express themselves,

as you can see.

[ Cheers and applause ]

[ Intro to "Sister" plays ]

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♪ Saw it in her eyes

♪ But it wasn't what she said

♪ She came together like a dream ♪

♪ That I didn't know I had

♪ From the sleeping life I lead ♪

♪ All the colors I have seen

♪ I can't help but recognize

♪ The brighter one in front of me ♪

♪ Oh, the truth I thought I learned ♪

♪ And then it finally came along ♪

♪ Turned around, and it is there ♪

♪ All the love I thought was gone ♪

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♪ I want to know you

♪ I want to show you

♪ I want to be there

♪ I want to see her

♪ Piece us together

♪ Know it's forever

♪ Show me the future

♪ Tell me you'll be there

♪ I want to go where

♪ Nobody knows fear

♪ I want to follow

♪ My heart down that wild road

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♪ Everywhere I go

♪ Oh, I can see your face

♪ Alive and gone at once

♪ Hey, that's the way I see this place ♪

♪ And though this blessing was a curse ♪

♪ Before I opened up my heart

♪ You learn to take it as it comes ♪

♪ You fall together, fall apart ♪

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♪ I want to know you

♪ I want to show you

♪ I want to be there

♪ I want to see her

♪ Live it through your eyes

♪ Piece us together

♪ Know that this wild road

♪ Will go on forever

♪ I want to live life

♪ I want to die right

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♪ Next to you

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♪ Next to you

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♪ All my life, I thought I'd change ♪

♪ All my life, I thought I'd change ♪

♪ All my life, I thought I'd change ♪

♪ All my life, I thought I'd change ♪

♪ All my life, I thought I'd change ♪

♪ All my life, I thought I'd change ♪

♪ All my life, I thought I'd change ♪

♪ All my life, I thought I'd change ♪

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♪ All my life, I thought I'd change ♪

♪ All my life, I thought I'd change ♪

♪ All my life, I thought I'd change ♪

♪ All my life, I thought I'd change ♪

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♪ All my life, I thought I'd change ♪

♪ All my life, I thought I'd change ♪

♪ All my life, I thought I'd change ♪

♪ Oh, all my life, I thought I'd change ♪

♪ Oh, all my life, I thought I'd change ♪

♪ All my life, I thought I'd change ♪

[ Guitar solo plays ]

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♪ Ohhh

♪ Oh-ohhhh

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[ Music ends, cheers and applause ]

[ Intro to "Those Were the Days" plays ]

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♪ Do you remember the way that it used to be? ♪

♪ I waited for you, and you kept on searching with me ♪

♪ Feeling free

♪ Wanting to see each other all of the time ♪

♪ Those were the days

♪ Nothing to lose and nothing to find ♪

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♪ I see you laugh with those you don't know as well ♪

-♪ Ha, ha, ha

-♪ I hear you say I'm the one, but I wish I could tell ♪

♪ And funny how time can make you realize ♪

♪ And make you realize and then realize ♪

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♪ But I'll take all of it

♪ Don't want to leave it behind ♪

-♪ Ha, ha, ha

-♪ I'll take all of it if it's only real in my mind ♪

♪ Real in my mind

♪ Real in my mind

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♪ Will you ever

♪ Will you ever know the same love that I've known? ♪

♪ Will you ever

♪ Will you ever know the same love that I've known? ♪

♪ Will you ever

♪ Will you ever know the same love that I've known? ♪

♪ Love you, love you, love you

♪ Even when it's all on my own

♪ All on my own

♪ All on my own

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[ Guitar solo plays ]

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♪ Do you remember the way that it used to be?

♪ I waited for you, and you kept on searching with me ♪

♪ Feeling free

♪ Wanting to see each other all the time ♪

♪ Those were the days

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♪ Nothing to find

[ Outro plays ]

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[ Music ends, cheers and applause ]

♪ I ain't hanging up this time

♪ I ain't hanging up tonight

♪ Even if you walk around as though you think you're right ♪

♪ At your worst, you still believe it's worth the fight ♪

♪ I could make it all go away

♪ Tell me what you think and don't delay ♪

♪ We could still be having some sweet memories ♪

♪ This heart still beats for you ♪

♪ Why can't you see?

♪ Shut up, kiss me, hold me tight ♪

♪ Shut up, kiss me, hold me tight ♪

♪ Stop your crying, it's all right ♪

♪ Shut up, kiss me, hold me tight ♪

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♪ Stop pretending I'm not there ♪

♪ When it's clear I'm not going anywhere ♪

♪ If I'm out of sight, then take another look around ♪

♪ I'm still out there, hoping to be found ♪

-♪ Shut up, kiss me, hold me tight ♪

♪ Shut up, kiss me, hold me tight ♪

♪ Stop your crying, it's all right ♪

♪ Shut up, kiss me, hold me tight ♪

♪ Shut up, kiss me, hold me tight ♪

♪ I could make it all disappear ♪

♪ You could feed me all of your fears ♪

♪ We could end all this pain right here ♪

♪ We could rewind all of those tears ♪

♪ I could take it down to the floor ♪

♪ You don't have to feel it anymore ♪

♪ A love so real that it can't be ignored ♪

♪ It's all over, baby, but I'm still young ♪

-♪ Ohhh-ohhhh

-♪ I'm still young

♪ Shut up, kiss me, hold me tight ♪

♪ Shut up, kiss me, hold me tight ♪

♪ Stop your crying, it's all right ♪

♪ Shut up, kiss me, hold me tight ♪

♪ Shut up, kiss me, hold me tight ♪

♪ Oh, oh-oh, oh, oh-oh-oh, oh

♪ Oh, oh-oh-oh, oh, oh-oh

♪ Oh, oh-oh-oh, oh, oh-oh

♪ Oh, oh-oh, oh, oh

[ Guitar solo plays ]

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[ Music ends, cheers and applause ]

Thank you, and have a great night, y'all.

[ Cheers and applause continues ]

♪ Shut up, kiss me, hold me tight ♪

♪ Shut up, kiss me, hold me tight ♪

♪ Stop your crying, it's all right ♪

♪ Shut up, kiss me, hold me tight ♪

♪ Shut up, kiss me, hold me tight ♪

♪ Oh, oh-oh, oh, oh-oh-oh, oh

♪ Oh, oh-oh-oh, oh, oh-oh

♪ Oh, oh-oh-oh, oh, oh-oh

♪ Oh, oh-oh, oh, oh

[ Guitar solo plays ]

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