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Seal — Crazy
Album: Seal
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Total ratings: 2843









Released: 1991
Length: 5:47
Plays (last 30 days): 4
In a church by the face
He talks about the people going under

Only child know...

A man decides after seventy years
That what he goes there for
Is to unlock the door
While those around him criticize and sleep

And through a fractal on that breaking wall
I see you my friend and touch your face again
Miracles will happen as we trip

But we're never gonna survive unless
We get a little crazy
No, we're never gonna survive unless
We are a little
Crazy crazy crazy

Crazy are the people walking through my head
One of them got a gun to shoot the other one
And yet together they were friends at school
Get it, get it, get it, yeah!

If all were there when we first took the pill
Then maybe then maybe then maybe then maybe
Miracles will happen as we speak

But we're never gonna survive unless
We get a little crazy
No we're never gonna survive unless
We are a little
Crazy
No no we'll never survive unless we get a little bit

A man decides to go along after seventy years
Oh darling
In a sky full of people only some want to fly
Isn't that crazy
In a world full of people only some want to fly
Isn't that crazy
Crazy
In a heaven of people there's only some want to fly
Ain't that crazy
Oh babe Oh darlin'
In a world full of people there's only some want to fly
Isn't that crazy
Isn't that crazy Isn't that crazy Isn't that crazy

Oh
But we're never gonna survive unless we get a little crazy crazy
No we're never gonna to survive unless we are a little crazy
But we're never gonna survive unless we get a little crazy crazy
No we're never gonna to survive unless we are a little crazy
No no never survive unless we get a little bit

And then you see things
The size of which you've never known before
They'll break it
Someday
Only child know
Them things
The size
Of which you've never known before
Someday
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Terrific music for the pandemic!    

I tested positive but am not worried at all as I have been largely asymptomatic. 
Love this mix, it's different than the one you hear all the time. Awesome!
 Jelani wrote:


What's racist about it? Would it be racist if it were a white guy named SEAL? get over yourself.

I suppose likening a black man to an animal might not be racist under certain circumstances.   Eye of the beholder though, might argue against taking the chance.
Maybe it's my new speakers, but the production quality of this track is just fantastic.
I want to watch The Devil Wears Prada every time I hear this song
30 years ago.  Where did it go?
I bumped it up to 10! Can’t not dance to this.
 themusicroob wrote:
 

OMG LOLZ ROTFL

 SomersetBob wrote:
I love Seal's voice - just bumped this from an 8 to a 9 {#Yes}
 

 RDMOOZ1865 wrote:

This is dehumanizing imagery. It is way past time to have moved past this form of representation. Plus, the man can sing.
 
And it's just not even witty.
There is originality in this song and it really cooks. Also, in my opinion it has really stood the test of time. Still makes me turn it up.
 britishaudioman wrote:
I went clubbing with Seal once 
 

One of my best memories from 1991, the start of the best fucking decade in the past 55 years (imho).
 SomeKindOstrich wrote:
firefox volume : 100%
windows volume : 100%
manual volume button on speaker : 100%

Awwww yeah
 

Must be good speakers
firefox volume : 100%
windows volume : 100%
manual volume button on speaker : 100%

Awwww yeah
 beinder wrote:

<INSERT IMAGE OF SEAL'S HEAD ON A SEAL HERE>

I was unsure if this needed a thumbs up or down at first, but after a moment of reflection I wonder if any artistic, comedic or sarcastic merit is completely overshadowed by it being really racist.
 

What's racist about it? Would it be racist if it were a white guy named SEAL? get over yourself.
 themusicroob wrote:
 
Oh Dear lord....Thumbs up   or    Thumbs down
 j_mason wrote:

It's a pun. Seal and clubs..
 
Call the pun patrol!! 
 RDMOOZ1865 wrote:

This is dehumanizing imagery. It is way past time to have moved past this form of representation. Plus, the man can sing.
 Stop it, you. It's satire. Comedy. A joke. Get it? Your attitude is dehumanizing, and teh trouble with the world right now.
Una super rola!
 themusicroob wrote:
 
This image is soooo creepy, I am at lost for words except take it down.
 beinder wrote:

<INSERT IMAGE OF SEAL'S HEAD ON A SEAL HERE>

I was unsure if this needed a thumbs up or down at first, but after a moment of reflection I wonder if any artistic, comedic or sarcastic merit is completely overshadowed by it being really racist.
 
Racist?
Juvenile maybe, though how the hell is it racist? 
 themusicroob wrote:
 
This is dehumanizing imagery. It is way past time to have moved past this form of representation. Plus, the man can sing.
Great tune.  A song for our times me thinks.  

Highlow
American Net'Zen
 themusicroob wrote:
 
<INSERT IMAGE OF SEAL'S HEAD ON A SEAL HERE>

I was unsure if this needed a thumbs up or down at first, but after a moment of reflection I wonder if any artistic, comedic or sarcastic merit is completely overshadowed by it being really racist.
 j_mason wrote:

It's a pun. Seal and clubs..
 
A particularly weak one about a topic sure to troll but, yes it's a pun.
The cover image be looking like....



 Clssmi wrote:
Me too! 

 
britishaudioman wrote:
I went clubbing with Seal once 
 

 

that was YOU?
Me too! 

 
britishaudioman wrote:
I went clubbing with Seal once 
 

 SomersetBob wrote:
I love Seal's voice - just bumped this from an 8 to a 9 {#Yes}
 

OK.
 Ben_D_Wire wrote:


I just went to a 10 
 

Still playing catch up.... 7-=>8.  
 SomersetBob wrote:
I love Seal's voice - just bumped this from an 8 to a 9 {#Yes}
 

I just went to a 10 
 gwolfie1959 wrote:

Just to clarify, the thumbs down I gave is for the posting of this picture, and not for Seal himself. I'm not sure what the other thumbs up or down meanings were really for.
 
Same for me - thumps down meant unacceptable photo. Not funny, just disgusting.
 themusicroob wrote:
 
Just to clarify, the thumbs down I gave is for the posting of this picture, and not for Seal himself. I'm not sure what the other thumbs up or down meanings were really for.
 aspicer wrote:

....AND...?
 
It's a pun. Seal and clubs..
 britishaudioman wrote:
I went clubbing with Seal once 
 
....AND...?
 britishaudioman wrote:
I went clubbing with Seal once 
 

Well?  Stories!?!!  Don't be shy.  
"Crazy are the people walking through my head
One of them got a gun to shoot the other one
And yet together they were friends at school...."-- Seal, 1991


Nov. 1, 1991: A physics graduate student kills five University of Iowa officials and wounds two others. The student then fatally shoots himself.

 
 
I went clubbing with Seal once 
Good flashback to the 90's.  Thanks!
 iheartparadise wrote:
Only on RP will you hear Jethro Tull and Ozric Tentacles followed by Seal. WELL DONE! 
 
Interestingly enough, they just played the same three artists consecutively in the same order today (12-Sept-2018).  Coincidence? :)

I wasn't familiar with Seal's music, but based on this song, I think I'm gonna have to give him a listen.
 SomersetBob wrote:
I love Seal's voice - just bumped this from an 8 to a 9 {#Yes}
 

Amazing voice and style. 
I love Seal's voice - just bumped this from an 8 to a 9 {#Yes}
Only on RP will you hear Jethro Tull and Ozric Tentacles followed by Seal. WELL DONE! 
Even if he were to sing the phonebook, he would still sound like a god. It's not me who said that, but Trevor himself.
One of those songs that no matter how many times I hear it played, I still enjoy it. 

I look at the title in my Itunes library and skip by it because I've heard it so much.

But when I hear it on RP,  I realize I still really like this song.

Not a 10 for everyone.
But the memories this tune brings back are priceless.

Hi Linda!
I distinctly remember this fresh song at the time being used to demonstrate a pair of DCM CX27 speakers with some Onkyo powerhouse feeding them and I fell in love with the equipment and song. Would love to have those CX27s back...sigh
 VH1 wrote:
He was quite crazy to marry that dopey cow Heidi! {#Frustrated}{#Iamwithstupid}{#Skull}

 
You said it!
 joempie wrote:
A good song of course, but a bit very mainstream for RP standards. Heard this on mainstream radio a 1000 times already...

 
That shouldn't disqualify it.  The highest ranked songs on the RP playlist are mostly songs heard on "mainstream" radio ad nauseum.  Even your selections of 10s include such over-played radio staples like "Fly Like An Eagle", "A Whiter Shade of Pale", and "Comfortably Numb".
He was quite crazy to marry that dopey cow Heidi! {#Frustrated}{#Iamwithstupid}{#Skull}
 jasonv wrote:
This whole album is a good listen.

 
Agreed as well.  Listened to it a lot back in the day...
 joempie wrote:
A good song of course, but a bit very mainstream for RP standards. Heard this on mainstream radio a 1000 times already...

 
In other words, eclectic?
Great writer, excellent voice, and an even better bass player{#Bananajam}
A good song of course, but a bit very mainstream for RP standards. Heard this on mainstream radio a 1000 times already...
Timeless, inspiring lyrics.
More from this album would be welcomed in my home??

Thanks Bill

{#Hearteyes}
And the lyrics are so modern and true.
One of my favorite all-time songs. 
 
Love Seal's distinctive voice
 jasonv wrote:
This whole album is a good listen.

 
Agreed.
This whole album is a good listen.
{#Bananajam}{#Bananasplit}{#Sunny}
Awesome, tight, melodic - great tune.
Always liked the music of this tune, only now I stopped to read the lyrics and wow, I totally agree!!
Wow. Haven't heard this in years.

I went to Seal's homecoming gig on his first tour (1991 I think, the year is hazy). An absolutely stellar show. In the space of a year he'd gone from being a guest vocalist to fronting a four piece rock band (including the impressive Gus Isidore). There was a particularly cool, spacious cover of Hey Joe, which I still remember vividly. 
{#Bananajam}{#Bananasplit}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Bananajam}
Always liked this song.  Thanks, Bill!
 Michellegoguen wrote:
Best road tripping CD EVER!!! Even after thousands of listens, I still hear layering I've never noticed. Brilliant.

 
All hail the Horn.


 Emwolb wrote:

Seasoned correctly, and with small roasted potatoes and asparagus, with a light vinaigrette, is quite tasty.
 
{#Lol}  Don't forget to light a couple of whale-blubber lamps for a little ambiance.
Terrific sets today Bill!  

Even the Bersker warriors are putting down their weapons and grooving to it all. 

{#War} 
Best road tripping CD EVER!!! Even after thousands of listens, I still hear layering I've never noticed. Brilliant.
A great album, very complete, eclectic and strange.
Great tune too.
{#Drummer} {#Bananajam} {#Dancingbanana} {#Bananapiano} {#Bananasplit} {#Dancingbanana_2} {#Motor} {#Clap} 
{#Drummer} {#Bananajam} {#Dancingbanana} {#Bananapiano} {#Bananasplit} {#Dancingbanana_2} {#Motor} {#Clap} 
  
 Krakus wrote:
....and why Heidi Klum left Seal?
 
He was a little crazy.

boober wrote:

That's what she said

 
 {#Roflol}
....and why Heidi Klum left Seal?
 lshinkawa wrote:
Love Seal.

 
Seasoned correctly, and with small roasted potatoes and asparagus, with a light vinegarette, is quite tasty.
 Mandible wrote:
 married to Heidi Klum
 
she's with me now
and we get a little crazy 
 vanmas wrote:
Nice version of this song...
Is this the 12 inch?
 
That's what she said
This is one of those songs that is clearly "of its time" in production values that also sounds great today.  Much like early Beatles, Motown classics, 1960s-era backmasking, 1980s-era sampling, etc.  I love to hear it!
{#Drummer}  {#Bananajam}  {#Dancingbanana}  {#Bananapiano}  {#Bananasplit}  {#Dancingbanana_2}  {#Motor}  {#Clap}
This song has been following me around the last few days, happy to hear it again now - great lyrics, powerful performance, it's a good one.
 sbird wrote:
Amazing song - still holds up 20 years later.

Songfacts.com sez the following: "This song was inspired by the crazy events of 1989-90, in particular the fall of the Berlin Wall. The lyrics, "And through a fractal on a breaking wall, I see you my friend, and touch your face again" appears to be a reference to the Berlin Wall coming down." Others think it's about drugs...


 
Yeah, I always interpreted it as a hallucinogenic experience. And the recognition that only some people want to risk expanded consciousness... But higher consciousness is exactly what this species desperately needs if we're to survive. Timeless song. Alanis Morissette's version is also worth a listen.
{#Propeller}      {#Yes}      {#Drummer}      {#Bounce}            {#Mrgreen}          {#Notworthy}
Nice version of this song...
Is this the 12 inch?
Nice!
 kurtster wrote:


Hey don't knock Casey !  {#War}

He was the one who turned me on to Pink Floyd for the first time in the summer of 1968.

He was still a working DJ at KRLA - AM in LA and played the entire Saucerful of Secrets album on his Sunday night show.
 
CAsey has a meltdown...Casey Kasem's Profane Radio Meltdown • The Definitive Edition! - YouTube
good voice, lack of talent
 kurtster wrote:


Hey don't knock Casey !  {#War}

He was the one who turned me on to Pink Floyd for the first time in the summer of 1968.

He was still a working DJ at KRLA - AM in LA and played the entire Saucerful of Secrets album on his Sunday night show.
 


Also, Casey was the "voice" of several Scooby characters and a Wayne State grad here in Metro Detroit...
 Proclivities wrote:

I was not a big fan, but I think he's had a few other hits - "Kiss From A Rose" is one that comes to mind.  What are you doing listening to Casey Kasem?  You may need to get out of that basement more often.
 

Hey don't knock Casey !  {#War}

He was the one who turned me on to Pink Floyd for the first time in the summer of 1968.

He was still a working DJ at KRLA - AM in LA and played the entire Saucerful of Secrets album on his Sunday night show.
{#Hearteyes}
{#Yes}
it's....OK....just came here to say that.
and because it's a good tune.

 fredriley wrote:

Because Bill and/or Becky like it. Next question, please.
 

Biscobret wrote:
C'mon!  You can hear this ANYWHERE and have heard it EVERYWHERE for the past two decades — why play it here ??

 lshinkawa wrote:
Love Seal.
 
Seal Love.
 
Perfect song to finish off the workout! Right song, right time, right place.
Love Seal.
Pretty cool song but I know I have heard it on here before.
 Seahunt wrote:
This dude has gotten more mileage out this tune than any artist I can think of.  The new version is acoustic.  I wonder how many versions there are.  I swear it has been on the top of Kasey Kasem's list for 20 years.  I can't think of another song by him.  It's like the uber one hit wonder...well, of course he is married to a model...

 
I was not a big fan, but I think he's had a few other hits - "Kiss From A Rose" is one that comes to mind.  What are you doing listening to Casey Kasem?  You may need to get out of that basement more often.


 Biscobret wrote:
C'mon!  You can hear this ANYWHERE and have heard it EVERYWHERE for the past two decades — why play it here ??
 
Because Bill and/or Becky like it. Next question, please.

Only place I hear this is here.

Don't mind it at all.  Everyonce in a while I'm even in the mood to appreciate it when it comes around.
 Leener wrote:


You can swim with seals in the San Francisco Bay and they even nibble your ankles sometimes.
 
Cool!

{#Dancingbanana}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Drummer}{#Tongue}{#Bananajam}{#Dancingbanana}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Drummer}{#Notworthy}  (had never used so many of these little guys!!)
This dude has gotten more mileage out this tune than any artist I can think of.  The new version is acoustic.  I wonder how many versions there are.  I swear it has been on the top of Kasey Kasem's list for 20 years.  I can't think of another song by him.  It's like the uber one hit wonder...well, of course he is married to a model...

Great song choice - fits your outstanding playlist. thanks
Released in 1991?  That would be very hard for a song compilation through 2004!
 Biscobret wrote:
C'mon!  You can hear this ANYWHERE and have heard it EVERYWHERE for the past two decades — why play it here ??

Blah!
 
The only problem with your complaint is that this can be stated about nearly anything by the Beatles, Rolling Stones, etc., that are now in the canon as worthy of play here, but which also were Top 40 in their day. Did this diminish their impact at the time? How about today? If a recording is unusually good, why not play it from time to time? I do not recall hearing it here more than twice before this, and since I rarely hear any other radio, for me it has not been recently oversaturated. Try not listening to all those other venues where you have been hearing it constantly: You might benefit from the reduction in aural pollution. Possibly your mood at the time you wrote this comment influenced your perception.
Always liked this tune!

{#Dancingbanana_2}
C'mon!  You can hear this ANYWHERE and have heard it EVERYWHERE for the past two decades — why play it here ??

Blah!
 IndyDoug wrote:
Always loved the top notch production of Seal's albums.
 
Can't beat getting the Horn

{#Tongue} Tasty!


Always loved the top notch production of Seal's albums.
 westslope wrote:

You can swim with the seals in parts of the Galapagos.

 

You can swim with seals in the San Francisco Bay and they even nibble your ankles sometimes.
 fredriley wrote:
Talking of seals, you haven't lived until you've had a seal snorting down the back of your neck (or nearly). On a recent kayaking expedition on a Scottish sea loch (Loch Etive) we had frequent 'close encounters' with seals who were as curious about us as we were captivated by them, and they came up right close, within a paddle length. A marvellous experience :)
 
You can swim with the seals in parts of the Galapagos.

 pavan_racherla wrote:
It is really hard to understand what he is saying. Don't get me wrong, I like the tune.
 
Back in the day I read an interview with him in a "magazine." He said he liked the fact that his lyrics were open to individuals' interpretations. That was one of the reasons, he said, why he didn't include lyrics in the jacket.

That's why I decided back then that at the very end he says,

No we're never gonna survive unless

We are a little baaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaaked!

 

Now I'm older and stodgier I like this better:

 

No we're never gonna survive
unless we get a little beeeeeeeeeeeeeeeer!

 

And Seal's okay with that.



 kaybee wrote:

at last, lots and lots of good songs today!!

 
Well put!

We need more Seal. Why has he not released some new material? I wore this tape out.