Marc Cohn’s One Safe Place

One Safe Place
When I tell people I’m a fan of Marc Cohn, they usually say they’ve never heard of him. Then I explain that he sang “Walking in Memphis” and a glimmer of recognition appears on their face as they say, “Oh, I know that song.”

Well, Cohn is at it again after his longest break yet. His fourth album will be forthcoming, but in a forward-thinking move he and his management have shown who matters to them. They have given an MP3 to his fan web site (he doesn’t have an official one that I know of) to be made freely available for download for one month. The song is One Safe Place, and the lyrics are there too. They’re short and sweet, just like the song.

Get it while it’s hot. Remember, it will only be available on that site for a month, starting today and ending on April 17, 2004.

Update: One Safe Place is on Marc Cohn’s Greatest Hits album.


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  1. marc cohn’s one safe place
    When I tell people I’m a fan of Marc Cohn, they usually say they’ve never heard of him. Then I…

    Trackback by Blogcritics on March 17, 2004 @ 2:45 pm
  2. Ew. I’m not a fan. LOL. But I will be sure to pass this info along to my husband.

    Speaking of which, some guy in the top 32 on American Idol sang the Memphis song with a total theme park musical revue feel. Ugh!

    Comment by Renee on March 17, 2004 @ 3:40 pm
  3. Never heard of him, even the song you listed, but I will give a listen. Artists that give a little deserve at least that.

    Comment by Chad on March 17, 2004 @ 3:45 pm
  4. Renee: I agree it was overplayed on the radio, but you may want to give his other songs a listen. I really like his second album, almost every song.

    Chad: Thanks for having an open mind. If you wouldn’t mind sharing, I’d like to hear what you think after you’ve listened to it.

    Comment by dan on March 17, 2004 @ 4:05 pm
  5. Well, I listened to it a few times, I certainly wouldn’t classify it as bad, just a little slow for my tastes.

    I ‘found’ a copy of the Walking in Memphis tune, and yes I’ve heard it many times, just never knew who it was. I’m not sure though where I would have heard it.

    Comment by Chad on March 17, 2004 @ 9:40 pm
  6. So Chad’s a hard rocker huh? Each to his (or her) own I always say. Thanks for the feedback.

    If you listened to any rock/pop radio station in the early 90’s you could have heard it. They played it a lot.

    Comment by dan on March 17, 2004 @ 9:44 pm
  7. Dan, if by “they played it a lot” you mean “they played it onto the ground, stepped on it, kicked it, tortured it, killed it, buried it, dug it back up, mutilated its corpse, and then resurrected it to play it some more until it lay submissive beneath thier feet” then I will agree: they played it a lot. And in doing so, they pretty much killed any kindness I feel towards his music, especially that song.

    If you were more charitable, you could say that the radio stations overplayed it a bit in the 90s.

    Comment by Jan on March 18, 2004 @ 11:16 am
  8. I guess you could put it that way, but in his defense, it wasn’t his fault they played it too much.

    Comment by dan on March 18, 2004 @ 12:12 pm
  9. I personally like Marc Cohn and agree the second album was great and as for overplaying it I agree with Dan that it is not Marc’s fault that it happened. He does have a nice voice and is worth every penny to buy it.

    Comment by fareed on March 18, 2004 @ 10:38 pm
  10. Hello,
    I´m a MC Fan from Germany.
    He paints his Song into your Heart. It´s Magic!

    I´m also a big Fan of Tommy Emmanuel.
    I´m doing his Official German Website with a lot of Story also Available in English.


    Comment by Meikel on April 9, 2004 @ 5:40 am
  11. hi my name is Luke and im 13 i jus heard Marc Cohn’s song walking in memphis and i thought it was one of the best songs i have ever heard i mean i like rap n that stuff but this song really got to me i cant really explain it just its a good song and if any one know his e-mail plz tell me iv been looking for it forever thxs

    Comment by luke duignan on July 17, 2004 @ 9:32 pm
  12. It’s not a guarantee, but you can try sending your message here to be given to Marc the next time they see him.

    Comment by dan on July 17, 2004 @ 9:44 pm
  13. thank you for helping me and i was wornding if MC
    will write you back if you send him a letter or email or does he just read them and throw them away or somthing.

    Comment by Luke on July 18, 2004 @ 12:50 pm
  14. As far as I know he doesn’t usually write back.

    Comment by dan on July 18, 2004 @ 8:20 pm
  15. yah yah its me again but u had somethinh i forgot to ask have you ever met MC and if u did did u ever talk to him?

    Comment by Luke on July 18, 2004 @ 10:32 pm
  16. No, I’ve never met him. I’d like to go to one of his concerts but so far there haven’t been any in Salt Lake City.

    Comment by dan on July 19, 2004 @ 7:42 am
  17. hay I WENT TO AN MC CONCERT hahaha it was so much fun on the 7th yhis month so cool MC is loseing his hair haha i herd his new songs NEW HIT will you be my witness his new CD will me so great

    Comment by luke duignan on January 8, 2005 @ 12:49 pm
  18. Didn’t see the download on the site you suggested – am I missing something?

    Comment by Lynn on April 8, 2005 @ 7:03 pm
  19. Lynn: Yes, you’re missing the fact that it was only available for a month. I wrote, “Remember, it will only be available on that site for a month, starting today and ending on April 17, 2004.”

    Comment by dan on April 9, 2005 @ 12:25 am
  20. is one safe place available on an album. i heard it played in the credits of the movie the upside of anger. somebody tell me where I can buy the song!!!

    Comment by tracy on May 9, 2005 @ 7:31 pm
  21. tracy: One Safe Place is on his latest album. It’s not an official release by his music label, but it only costs $10, and I’ll venture to say that it will be well worth every penny.

    Comment by dan on May 9, 2005 @ 9:52 pm
  22. Guys, Please somebody tell me how I can download “One safe place”? I really appreciate.

    Comment by Ramin on August 2, 2005 @ 11:41 pm
  23. You can download it here.

    Comment by dan on August 3, 2005 @ 8:38 am
  24. Thank you for the download. Just heard the song “One Safe Place” at the end of the movie “The Upside Of Anger” so I did a search on google and found your site. Thanks again. Scotty

    Comment by Scotty Osborne on February 16, 2006 @ 10:25 pm
  25. I believe I heard that song ” one safe place ” watching a movie lately and I thougth the song was great. It was at the end of the movie. Could someone tell me the name of the movie? Thanks a lot !

    Comment by dumaclem on March 1, 2006 @ 3:25 pm
  26. It’s from The Upside of Anger. You can see the song credits on the soundtrack page (it’s the last song on the list).

    Comment by dan on March 1, 2006 @ 7:12 pm

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