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Beth Orton — Daybreaker
Album: Daybreaker
Avg rating:
6.6

Your rating:
Total ratings: 617









Released: 2002
Length: 3:50
Plays (last 30 days): 1
We
Lay on our backs in the grass
Silently watching the rain clouds
Move by far too fast
You said it was a night where
Anything could happen
But nothing was gonna last

We're doing fine now
Yeah we do
We don't feel sad or bad or blue
And you know
We're never defeated
Or broken inside
All that is fine
All that is fine

We
We burn our boats each new year
Silently watching the flames
And an old life disappear
We're burning a new sunrise into
Yesterday's skies
An ashen fingerprint
Melts into the sea

We're doing fine now
Yeah we do
We don't feel sad or bad or blue
And you know
We're never defeated
Or broken inside
All that is fine
Yeah, all that is fine

We're doing fine now
Of course we do
We don't feel sad or bad or blue
And now you know
We're never defeated
Or broken inside
All that is fine
All that is fine

Anything to feel
Anything inside
Anything
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YUM Thanks Bill for regularly expanding my awareness of Beth Orton beyond Stolen Car.
A voice for a genre
This is an incredible album. Her best. I saw her do it live - unforgettable. 
I really love her new stuff, and I really love her old stuff, too... She's absolutely astounding, in my opinion. I'm continually impressed.
I'm not a Beth Orton fan, but I really like this one.  As to those who are critical about the lyrics — really, there are lyrics and you care?  The music is good, her song is just another instrument to me and she uses it well.  I could care less what she or most other singers are actually meaning by their words.  Singing in songs all sounds like the non-words of Cocteau Twins to me.
 Proclivities wrote:

I don't find the lyrics "pedestrian" at all, but then, I've walked a lot of places.  She tried to get Samuel Taylor Coleridge to work with her on this tune, but he was busy doing a remix with P-Diddy.

 
Love this. and the burn back to 1834 too.
and 8 for this from an amazing album!
 rKokon wrote:
Agree with mangialone, tazochai, booda. The lyrics that are comprehensible are pedestrian and the "singing" is some sort of bellyaching moan. I did like the instrumental part of the song *very* much, though! So strip out the vocal track(s) and play it again! :D
 
I don't find the lyrics "pedestrian" at all, but then, I've walked a lot of places.  She tried to get Samuel Taylor Coleridge to work with her on this tune, but he was busy doing a remix with P-Diddy.


Check out her work on  "Exit Planet Dust"
 fluorophore wrote:
Talent, sure.. but look again.
 
Based on Google's photo album of her, I think she's quite lovely.

This is one of her better songs; good stuff!


 Ericac wrote:
Really like her voice.
 
this is a lady singing?(but i like her voice)

 calypsus_1 wrote:
her voice is versatile -   5 / 6.
 

How generous of you!
Amazing voice, amazing album.
Oh no not her again. I have said it before & I will say it again. This woman cannot sing.{#Frustrated}
her voice is versatile -   5 / 6.





Beth Orton:  any time, any day, any reason :D
Her voice is much better in a more natural environment (i.e., not as electronic).
Really like her voice.
Missed it. Bummer. More Beth please.
Consistently disliked for 5 years...hmmm. I liked it, personally!
I like this better than other Beth Orton I've heard. Less suh-huh-umthing in her vaaa-ha-oice...
gstark33 wrote:
Very tasty... Yumm!
correct!
newwavegurly wrote:
That kind of "electronic" thing happening in the background towards the beginning sounds... well... like Knight Rider. There, I said it. I feel much better now...
LOL
btc9183 wrote:
I like the tune, but the ringing has to go! We don't need "more cowbell!!!" :beat:
"I've got a fever, and the only prescription is..." :roflol:
rah wrote:
i like the bells... they're tingly...
Old people are sensitive to high pitched noise like that. I can see how others wouldn't be comfortable with it!
Very tasty... Yumm!
btc9183 wrote:
I like the tune, but the ringing has to go! We don't need "more cowbell!!!" :beat:
i like the bells... they're tingly...
That kind of "electronic" thing happening in the background towards the beginning sounds... well... like Knight Rider. There, I said it. I feel much better now...
I like the tune, but the ringing has to go! We don't need "more cowbell!!!" :beat:
Strangely cool! I like it! :cool:
Agree with mangialone, tazochai, booda. The lyrics that are comprehensible are pedestrian and the \"singing\" is some sort of bellyaching moan. I did like the instrumental part of the song *very* much, though! So strip out the vocal track(s) and play it again! :D
I REEEALLY need to go to the bathroom, but I can\'t stop listening to RP.
Originally Posted by Jeronimus_Funk: hmm, people actually like this song? what a dweepiness..
Interesting term (dweepiness)... what's the origin? No results from Google. "Dweepy" turns up either some program used for nuclear physics, or Dutch pages, which I can't read, so I'm guessing it's some Dutch colloquialism, and probably not too complimentary by the tone of the above... :rolleyes:
hmm, people actually like this song? what a dweepiness..
not sure if I will like this one after the 5th listening... inteteresting electronica sound and a nice baseline piece... Good to see a lot of mixed up sounds coming out of the powerful women singers... I expect to hear more fused tunes like this over here in the states... Seems the UK has been shaking to these sorts of arrangements for a long while...
Thu Jan 30, 2003 - 06:08 By:  Myrrh Location: UK   Quote: ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Originally Posted by tazochai: RP gives this chick way too much air time. ------------------------------------------------------------------------ Originally Posted by Myrrh: So they still call women "chicks" in St. Paul?
Aw, heck, they still call sheep "chicks" in St. Paul, right? At least on certain lonely Saturday nights? ;)
Originally Posted by tazochai: RP gives this chick way too much air time.
So they still call women "chicks" in St. Paul?
Originally Posted by rgrace: Mmmmm. Not bad. She's a dish, too. Looks and talent - what a combination. :D
Talent, sure.. but look again.
RP gives this chick way too much air time.
Mmmmm. Not bad. She\'s a dish, too. Looks and talent - what a combination. :D
Sounds like The Indians - is that Beth\'s origin? I liked it - but I agree the bell is a bit much. I really like her vocals...
The only saving grace of this song is that it is Beth Orton, who I normally really like. I hope she abandons this new style.
I just can\'t get into the new Beth Orton.
Just saw Beth at the Cambridge Corn Exchange (!), standing two feet from the front of the stage. It wasn't an amazing show like say, Emerson Lake and Palmer (as if anyone would actually compare them), but it was a really intimate, fun, and thoroughly enjoyable show. Beth was obviously having a good time, telling corny jokes between songs, and did I think four encores, the last just her alone without the band, though her band is really fantastic. A very memorable evening. As for the details like the ringing that some people pick up on, well, I sure as hell could find something else to gripe about. Her ambient stuff in the background is cool.
Yikes. Weird chimey, ringing, groaning, moaning, hip-hoppish, stringy mishmash of something. Not sure what.
Originally Posted by phiagurl: But we already knew that anyway, didn't we? Goodbye! :) Actually it's a good song, but the bell irritates me. Glad was I when it went into that very brief violin solo. (If that even was a violin!)
Pretty sure it's a cello... which technically is part of the violin family, so not truely incorrect. ;)
I dig the song but after reading all of the comments about the ringing, I now find I\'m \"looking\" for it...thanks a lot! ;) Anyhoo, I still like it, it\'s a bit different from the other songs I\'ve heard by her on RP.
Originally Posted by ImFallingDown: GREAT. If you don't like this, then you don't matter. Goodbye loser.
But we already knew that anyway, didn't we? Goodbye! :) Actually it's a good song, but the bell irritates me. Glad was I when it went into that very brief violin solo. (If that even was a violin!)
Originally Posted by Da_Wiz: Death to the ringing!!!! :evil: :evil:
Agreed, I had to turn the volume down. That is far too close to the ringing that is already in my head. Somebody please remix this song! :mad:
Uhh.... this is eclectic intelligent rock?!?! :??:
GREAT. If you don't like this, then you don't matter. Goodbye loser.
Death to the ringing!!!! :evil: :evil:
quickly becoming one of my favorite artists, thanks entirely to RadioParadise. :cool: (but yeah, that ringing bell is pretty damn annoying)
wooohoo, i can\'t wait for the CD to come out!
excellent. can\'t wait to pick this up. she\'s so haunting.
Very Annoying. I hate the bell ringing.