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Calexico — Splitter
Album: Algiers
Avg rating:
7.2

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Total ratings: 1036









Released: 2012
Length: 3:26
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Through the gardens and fields 'neath the tall green grass
You were walking 'neath the moon while covering your tracks
Working your fingers down to the skin and stone

One hand on the hammer, one foot by the door
Pushed by the wind, fed by the need for moving on,
Moving on to nowhere

When division runs deep and down into the well
All the coins you dove after lost all their spell
Covered in moss walking for silver and blood

Out in the cafe, working in the grove
Guarding the port of the future you sold

Holding on, holding on to no one
Holding on, holding on to no one

One eye in the mirror, the other on the screen
Sewn in the pockets and down into the dream
Caught up in the mortar, bricks and heavy load

Wait in the shadows down the living road
Moving on, moving on to no one
Holding on, holding on to no one
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This is one of the bands that drew me into RP. I'd heard a little of them before, but not some of their best stuff. Then I kept hearing Calexico on here, and every time I'd be making a note about whatever song it was.

I love this song's throwback sound, back to the 60s old rock sound
 LizK wrote:
I like the horns. The lyrics seem repetitive.
 
Choruses tend to repeat lyrics; it's one of those confounding musical conventions.
 kingart wrote:

Perhaps Mr. Trump could be similarly stimulated by this. That'd be perfect karma for a band with 'exico' in it. 

 
{#Laughing}
I like the horns. The lyrics seem repetitive.
 Cueburned wrote:
That triggered synapses I didn't know still had.   
 

 
Perhaps Mr. Trump could be similarly stimulated by this. That'd be perfect karma for a band with 'exico' in it. 


 Had to search the comments to find this thread before I made it myself.

 

msymmes wrote:

Not the BoDeans ?   Got me !

 

skiamigo wrote:
 Ditto!

Aud wrote:
When I first heard this, I thought it was the BoDeans until the horns came in. Vocals are so similar in sound
 

 

 


What is this about?
When I first heard this I thought it some deep cut Neil Young song....
To all the folks expressing love, definitely catch them on tour. You will NOT be disappointed. Excellent show!
I've moved this up from a 9 to a 10.  Love it. 
I absolutely LOVE this tune!
Love love love Calexico.  Thanks RP!
I really like this band.
 govna wrote:
i wish i could like anything as much as Bill likes Calexico.

 
What's stopping you?
That triggered synapses I didn't know still had.  Must be Spring.  Thanks!
 
Saw them at the Palamino Festival last fall.  They stole the show.  No one even close.
I downloaded their discography. These dudes are legit...My favorite band I never heard of 2 yrs ago.....Love these guys!!!  #behindthesun
nice!
 these guys are most awesome..{#Cheesygrin}
I love them and I love horns. To me and probably many humans they are literally irresistible. Not that I am resisting. I too would not mind a little bit more variety of calexico played, though. So I could find myself irresisting even more.
They're good but I'm tiredof this album now. 
 govna wrote:
i wish i could like anything as much as Bill likes Calexico.

 
I do. Like them as  much as Bill does, I mean.
 WonderLizard wrote:

Or Pink Floyd, Dylan, Eels...it could go on. I did not know Calexico before listening to RP. I'm grateful that I did. Helluva band.

 
You like everything. 
Algiers is a great album - love this sound!
 govna wrote:
i wish i could like anything as much as Bill likes Calexico.

 
Or Pink Floyd, Dylan, Eels...it could go on. I did not know Calexico before listening to RP. I'm grateful that I did. Helluva band.
 leafmold wrote:
cannot make this loud enough.

 
I know what you mean 8 >>>> 9
 govna wrote:
i wish i could like anything as much as Bill likes Calexico.

 
You will in time govna... Bill has a lot more experience on your wish which he has gathered over the years, when you become matured like him  maybe your wish will be granted. {#Pray} 
cannot make this loud enough.
Solid 8 from me.  Great song to have blasting from the flybridge speakers while heading down the ICW.
 leafmold wrote:
God, I love these guys.

 
ditto
God, I love these guys.
i wish i could like anything as much as Bill likes Calexico.
Not the BoDeans ?   Got me !

 

skiamigo wrote:
 Ditto!

Aud wrote:
When I first heard this, I thought it was the BoDeans until the horns came in. Vocals are so similar in sound
 



 


Very good live band!
Please come back to Omaha....
 25demayo wrote:


So tell us, how was it?

  Most excellent as usual. I have seen them in Carborro 2x, Tucson 1x, Solana Beach 1x......next.......Across the pond!?


Nice track!
Also live in concert worth a visit! 
Black Keys, Patti Smith and now Calexico.... Bill's on a roll tonight (except its probably early morning on the west coast!)
Hadn't thought of that!
 Boy_Wonder wrote:
Getting a lot of play  - would be good to hear some of the other tracks as well

 

Just buy the CD, it's all good
 Ditto!

Aud wrote:
When I first heard this, I thought it was the BoDeans until the horns came in. Vocals are so similar in sound
 


Getting a lot of play  - would be good to hear some of the other tracks as well
When I first heard this, I thought it was the BoDeans until the horns came in. Vocals are so similar in sound
Saw them last week at the O2 in Bristol... a great gig. Surprised (and delighted) by how much they played from Feast Of Wire. Great band, including two hot trumpeters (one of whom also played guitar, accordion and keyboards, often simultaneously - shouldn't be allowed). Brough a taste of the South to a cold and snowy UK.

You all have to go and see them. 
 jules44 wrote:
Going to see them tonite!!!!!! YAYA!!!!!!!!
 

So tell us, how was it?
 TerryS wrote:
Interesting.....PSD plays both track simultaneously. Back in a bit.

 
Take your time, we can wait.
Going to see them tonite!!!!!! YAYA!!!!!!!!
Love it, great sound!
Just saw Calexico this weekend for the first time - an amazing show. Thank you RP for introducing me to this band.{#Dance}
Interesting.....PSD plays both track simultaneously. Back in a bit.
Very good, a little more pop than before maybe, but the same overall sound.

We have tickets for Brighton in february '13. 
So nice to hear new Calexico! {#Dancingbanana}

floral desk paver notebook remote origami lightness.  Really. {#Drummer}


Nice
Love this band.
 marmelock wrote:
Concert tonight {#Surprised}
 
Lucky you! We loved them when we heard them in a small club in Sacramento. Jacob Valenzuela's trumpet work knocks me out.
Concert tonight {#Surprised}
Through the gardens and fields ‘neath the tall green grassYou were walking ‘neath the moon while covering your tracksWorking your fingers down to the skin and stoneOne hand on the hammer, one foot by the doorPushed by the wind, fed by the need for moving on,Moving on to nowhereWhen division runs deep and down into the wellAll the coins you dove after lost all their spellCovered in moss walking for silver and blood,Out in the cafe, working in the groveGuarding the port of the future you soldHolding on, holding on to no oneHolding on, holding on to no oneOne eye in the mirror, the other on the screenSewn in the pockets and down into the dreamCaught up in the mortar, bricks and heavy loadWait in the shadows down the living roadMoving on, moving on to no oneHolding on, holding on to no one.

Thanks Bill!
Damn...beaten in the space of time it takes to write a comment!!
Woooohhhhh - first comment!!!!

Great track by a great band - been listening to it all weekend as it's on this month's covermount CD from Uncut magazine along with various other goodies - will have to invest in the whole thing (and hope to see them when touring the UK in February)
Wow a lot of new stuff today... my ears are open.
Yahoo! It's NEW!