Here is an mp3 of the first performance of “Come Pick Me Up” by Ryan Adams on Valentine’s Day 2000 (how appropriate) in Seattle. Thanks to Jon for posting it.
This initial unveiling is acoustic & emotional, pre-harmonica, and with different lyrics throughout.
Missing are the lyrics:
When you’re walking downtown
Do you wish I was there?
Do you wish it was me?
With the windows clear
And the mannequins’ eyes
Do they all look like mine?
Glad he added those later because they are crystalline and scathing in their imagery, a few of my favorites (in a long line).
Come Pick Me Up (acoustic/first performance) – Ryan Adams
And another BONUS for you dear reader, since we are on topic: A tune called “The Battle” written by Ryan Adams and Whiskeytown co-conspirator Caitlin Cary for her album While You Weren’t Looking (2002).
This was featured on a limited-issue bonus disc. Man, they harmonize in a such a sublime way together, don’t they? Thanks to Tongue-Tied Lightning for the track.
The Battle – Caitlin Cary and Ryan Adams