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Nada Surf — Always Love
Album: The Weight Is A Gift
Avg rating:
6.9

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Total ratings: 2080









Released: 2005
Length: 3:13
Plays (last 30 days): 3
To make a mountain up your life
Is just a choice
But I never learned enough
To listen to the voice that told me
Always love, Hate will get you every time
Always love, Don't wait til the finish line

Slow demands come 'round
Squeeze the air and keep the rest out
It helps to write it down
Even when you then cross it out

But Always Love, Hate will get you every time
Always Love, Even when you wanna fight

Self-directed lives
I want to know what it'd be like to
Aim so high above
Any card that you've been dealt, you...

Always Love, Hate will get you every time
Always Love, Hate will get you-

I've been held back by something
Yeah. You said to me quietly on the stairs,
I've been held back by something
Yeah. You said to me quietly on the stairs.
You said,
Hey, you good ones.
Hey, you good ones.

To make a mountain up your life
Is just a choice
But I never learned enough
To listen to the voice that told me...
Always love, hate will get you every time
Always love, hate will get you-

I've been held back by something
Yeah, You said to me quietly on the stairs,
I've been held back by something
Yeah, You said to me quietly on the stairs
You said..
Hey, you good ones
Hey, you good ones
Hey, you good ones
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This is oddly appealing pop...Not usually my thing but it gets a 7
 Webfoot wrote:
Sometimes lines such as "Hey , you good ones" really bug me. It just doesn't sound right.
 
Hey will get you every time, dude...
A Variety review of Nada Surf's new album:
 
https://variety.com/2020/music/reviews/nada-surfs-never-not-together-album-review-12
 jelgator wrote:
Easy 10 for me.  I love this band.
 
Saw them a couple of nights ago in Austin.  Great show!
Word!
Words to live by!  I know this song is often in my thoughts!
Great pop tune!
 JanzieNL wrote:
Boy this is a very poignant song for our time and the current situation in the world. 
{#Drunk} 
 
For how long have we been saying it?  ... Now more than ever.   The world will always need love ... ...while the band plays on.
 Hey_Porter wrote:
Always love, Hate will get you every time
Always love, Don't wait til the finish line


Words I want to tell my high school track team.  But they would roll their eyes. 
 
... tell them anyways!  :)
 1wolfy wrote:
 You seem like an interesting person..I always enjoy reading your comments.  
fredriley wrote:

Possibly, but sweetly naive, and a message worth restating time and again. I've done my fair share of hatred, and it can take you over and eat you up from the inside. There's also strong medical evidence that anger and hatred generates physiological stresses that shorten life.

For all that, hate and anger are necessary now and then, but as life's gone on I've tried to learn to keep it contained and manageable and subsidiary to love and a positive outlook. Not always easy with the world as it is :(
 
I agree with her/him!
 Webfoot wrote:
Sometimes lines such as "Hey , you good ones" really bug me. It just doesn't sound right.
 
Sounds like a good PhD project - review rock n'roll songs for lyric combos that just don't sound right. 
Sometimes lines such as "Hey , you good ones" really bug me. It just doesn't sound right.
 smackiepipe wrote:
Haven't heard this in close to a decade. Still a solid 8.

 
And it's been another year since I heard it. Still rocks.
maybe it's trite but it's catchy
Great song.  Makes me smile and sing along. 
Always love, Hate will get you every time
Always love, Don't wait til the finish line


Words I want to tell my high school track team.  But they would roll their eyes. 
Haven't heard this in close to a decade. Still a solid 8.
Easy 10 for me.  I love this band.
 testpilot wrote:
a good tune but lyrics are just wishful thinking...

...and a bad, bad advice
 
Well the drummer is good
Great song, nasty glottal stops.
Really like this song, thanks for still playing it!
 testpilot wrote:
Both love and hate are natural conditions.
Trying to force one at the expense of the other is never healthy.

These phony preachers can just shut it. I hate them wholeheartedly and enjoy every minute of it.

 
Enjoy!
 testpilot wrote:
Both love and hate are natural conditions.
Trying to force one at the expense of the other is never healthy.

 
Not sure what you're suggesting / supporting here TP?

This is one result of hate / love in todays society, thats certainly caught my attention over the last days.

https://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-scotland-glasgow-west-35904406

Listening to the words of this song today, had me thinking about this a bit.

On the one hand, by all accounts I've read - this man was very highly thought of, because of the non judgemental 'love' he offered to all people he came across in his daily life.

On the other hand the man who murdered him, hated him (or more likely what he stood for) enough to drive 200 miles and lie in wait, before ending his life prematurely.

The society I live in (mostly) values the first behaviour and (mostly) abhors the second.

The perpetrator will certainly be sentenced to life in prison and if he shows no remorse whilst there, will spend the rest of his days locked up.

If this is the 'force one at the expense of the other' you refer to, then I definitely support this 'forcing one at the expense of the other.'
Difficult to achieve with ISIS bombing at will = no reason, with no regard for innocence of the victims.
 testpilot wrote:

These phony preachers can just shut it. I hate them wholeheartedly and enjoy every minute of it.

 
Yes, smug and boring. Hope their rhythm machine shorts out.
 chunkymunky wrote:
Sounded like Semisonic for a bit there.

 
The music (not the vocals) reminded me of Alex Chilton in some ways - jangly and melodic.
Boy this is a very poignant song for our time and the current situation in the world. 
{#Drunk} 
Both love and hate are natural conditions.
Trying to force one at the expense of the other is never healthy.

These phony preachers can just shut it. I hate them wholeheartedly and enjoy every minute of it.
Newer Nada Surf didn't do it as much for me, but this song hooked me back then and it still holds up.  I like it when Bill pulls out songs that used to be regulars on the playlist.  Hey you good ones.



 fredriley wrote:

Possibly, but sweetly naive, and a message worth restating time and again. I've done my fair share of hatred, and it can take you over and eat you up from the inside. There's also strong medical evidence that anger and hatred generates physiological stresses that shorten life.

For all that, hate and anger are necessary now and then, but as life's gone on I've tried to learn to keep it contained and manageable and subsidiary to love and a positive outlook. Not always easy with the world as it is :(

 
The world has always been the way it is, and usually much worse. Nice tune though, haven't heard this before.
Sounded like Semisonic for a bit there.
How can this not be a 10 with this message?

11 
Please more Nada SURF!
 You seem like an interesting person..I always enjoy reading your comments.  fredriley wrote:

Possibly, but sweetly naive, and a message worth restating time and again. I've done my fair share of hatred, and it can take you over and eat you up from the inside. There's also strong medical evidence that anger and hatred generates physiological stresses that shorten life.

For all that, hate and anger are necessary now and then, but as life's gone on I've tried to learn to keep it contained and manageable and subsidiary to love and a positive outlook. Not always easy with the world as it is :(

 


 Johnny-smooth wrote:
Youngbloods - Get Together
Elvis Costello - Peace, Love & Understanding
Neil Young - Throw your Hatred Down
now this...

Nice set Bill 

how about repeating this set on July 4th? 

 

Deja vu! Nice theme.

Thank you Bill, for promoting peace through music. I think it's so important to take advantage of every opportunity in our daily lives to work for peace.

A very wise man once said…
"I charge you all that each one of you concentrate all the thoughts of your heart on love and unity. When a thought of war comes, oppose it by a stronger thought of peace. A thought of hatred must be destroyed by a more powerful thought of love. Thoughts of war bring destruction to all harmony, well-being, restfulness and content. Thoughts of love are constructive of brotherhood, peace, friendship, and happiness."
 


Nice little peace & love segment -- but this song sucks.

Could it be any LESS original?  Perhaps any more watered down? 

It's like Wonder Bread.  I like a good multi-grain whole wheat...  with some flax seeds, maybe...
 dsd wrote:

No subtlety here.  Love the straight-on, in your face encouragement from this one.  I know it is naive......or is it?    

 
Possibly, but sweetly naive, and a message worth restating time and again. I've done my fair share of hatred, and it can take you over and eat you up from the inside. There's also strong medical evidence that anger and hatred generates physiological stresses that shorten life.

For all that, hate and anger are necessary now and then, but as life's gone on I've tried to learn to keep it contained and manageable and subsidiary to love and a positive outlook. Not always easy with the world as it is :(
Great set Bill, the themes connect, thanks.
Intelligent pop!

No subtlety here.  Love the straight-on, in your face encouragement from this one.  I know it is naive......or is it?     


a good tune but lyrics are just wishful thinking...

...and a bad, bad advice

 84MacGuy wrote:
Nada Surf was the first group I discovered when I started listening to RP more than a few years ago.  In fact, this is the first song I ever heard from them.  This song has a soft spot in my heart as does Nada Surf.
 

For me it was the shins, but after listening to a bunch of their cuts and seeing some shows, these guys have inexplicably become one of my favorite bands of this era. They just seem to have a nice balance of many common elements - none of which are entirely original - but taken as a whole make for one terrific rock band.

 Johnny-smooth wrote:
Youngbloods - Get Together
Elvis Costello - Peace, Love & Understanding
Neil Young - Throw your Hatred Down
now this...

Nice set Bill 

how about repeating this set on July 4th? 
 



..agreed: nice grouping here in the wee hours of a Sun AM..
 84MacGuy wrote:
Nada Surf was the first group I discovered when I started listening to RP more than a few years ago.  In fact, this is the first song I ever heard from them.  This song has a soft spot in my heart as does Nada Surf.
  Wow......my feelings excactly....8..


 84MacGuy wrote:
Nada Surf was the first group I discovered when I started listening to RP more than a few years ago.  In fact, this is the first song I ever heard from them.  This song has a soft spot in my heart as does Nada Surf.
 
They weren't the first groups I discovered via RP (can't remember that far back) but they are one of them and the rest of your comment holds true for me as well. This is a 10 in my book!
More Nada Surf!
Nada Surf was the first group I discovered when I started listening to RP more than a few years ago.  In fact, this is the first song I ever heard from them.  This song has a soft spot in my heart as does Nada Surf.
I don`t feel anything {#Cry}
Youngbloods - Get Together
Elvis Costello - Peace, Love & Understanding
Neil Young - Throw your Hatred Down
now this...

Nice set Bill 

how about repeating this set on July 4th? 
Boost of positve energy! {#Sunny}
Very F'n Nice

I have a sign next to my desk that says: 

"Every sixty seconds you spend angry, upset or mad, is a full minute of happiness you'll never get back."

Useful, kind of like this song.


An easy eight.{#Guitarist}
 Baketown wrote:


DITO!!

 
OK, more than a year on from my comment and I will hand it to all of you...I got this one wrong

A welcome song in the Ninth Circuit, or at least California, today. Thank you.
Wow! What a setlist. Youngbloods, "Get Together"; E. Costello, "Peace, Love, and Understanding"; N. Young, "Throw Your Hatred Down"; and now "Always Love". Consider the world hugged. {#Group-hug} {#Sunny}
 roulleau wrote:


Heresy.

FYI, Nada Surf has been around longer than Snow Patrol, so if you think there's an influence, try tracing it the other way.
 

DITO!!

 daveshel4 wrote:
Love this song, and so do my kids.  Can't argue with the message either.
 

I agree,  it is a great song.   The CD is pretty good as well. 
Love this song, and so do my kids.  Can't argue with the message either.
 dyharenas wrote:
I´m soooo cute, sound like snow patrol,
sound soooo cute, oooohhhhh,
I´m so blaaand
 

Yea, I gotta disagree here. Your assessment of Snow Patrol is correct, but Nada Surf is not bland.{#No}
Oh what the Hell; 7 -> 8.
"Always love.  Hate will get you every time."  I can't believe I never listened to these guys before.  What a simple, true message.  And the music is good, too.  Maybe it's the "Nada" in their band name that always turned me off before.  But if that was the case, then the "Surf" part should have brought me back.

I have found balance. I like this song, and this band. And the message in this song. {#Sunny}
As I'm sitting here feeling like a chump again for donating my life for the man's wallet the positive message of this song is helpful.  Thanks Nada Surf, thanks Bill.

Nada Surf au Botanique By trou2000
Jean Hupperetz
https://www.flickr.com/photos/34242081@N00/

Bruxelles , le 19/04/2010.

Copyright All rights reserved

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 dyharenas wrote:
I´m soooo cute, sound like snow patrol,
sound soooo cute, oooohhhhh,
I´m so blaaand
 

Heresy.

FYI, Nada Surf has been around longer than Snow Patrol, so if you think there's an influence, try tracing it the other way.
Kinda Toad The Wet Sprocket.
I´m soooo cute, sound like snow patrol,
sound soooo cute, oooohhhhh,
I´m so blaaand
I "Always Love" Nada Surf{#Dancingbanana_2}
Thanks for playing some rock & roll on RP instead of the long list of country folky stuff.....More rock & roll on RP!!
Bill, and what about The Posies ??
Should be great to listen to some of their songs here!

 idahoTux wrote:
Wish there was a way to rate a set on RP.  The following goes to 11:
Neil Young - Throw Your Hatred Down
Elvis Costello - Peace, Love and Understanding
Youngbloods - Get Together

Finished off with Nada Surf - Always Love  rounds it out nicely

 
I agree - this would be an 11, all right! {#Dancingbanana_2}
This reminds me; I have a Nada Surf song queued up to upload, it is even catchier than this one!

nada surf show by ~madFusion15
Ivan Vidovic
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Wish there was a way to rate a set on RP.  The following goes to 11:
Neil Young - Throw Your Hatred Down
Elvis Costello - Peace, Love and Understanding
Youngbloods - Get Together

Finished off with Nada Surf - Always Love  rounds it out nicely

Kicked off with Youngbloods today; great tunes.

7:34 am - Nada Surf - Always Love
7:28 am - Neil Young - Throw Your Hatred Down
7:25 am - Elvis Costello - Peace, Love and Understanding
7:20 am - Youngbloods - Get Together

marcucho wrote:


Yes, this is a nice little ditty with a great melody! Always loved this one!{#Music}
Simple message in this one.  Hate will indeed get you every time.
 Grammarcop wrote:
I urge you to heed this song's advice. If you're ever in a sailboat race and you're afraid of being over the starting line early,
ALWAYS LUFF.
 

Leave it to a sailor to ruin this song for me.
 Grammarcop wrote:
I urge you to heed this song's advice. If you're ever in a sailboat race and you're afraid of being over the starting line early,
ALWAYS LUFF.
 
{#Clap}

Just hearing this set for the first time and I love it!  Took me until Neil Young to realize there was a theme.  Loved Nada Surf....unique vocalist there.  Keep it coming RP! 
Youngbloods - Get Together
Elvis Costello - Peace, Love and Understanding
Neil Young - Throw Your Hatred Down
Nada Surf - Always Love
Michael Franti & Spearhead - Pray for Grace

Yay, the peace and love set!  Such a beautiful, unifying theme, yet a set that contains at least one song that someone hates. 
 Grammarcop wrote:
I urge you to heed this song's advice. If you're ever in a sailboat race and you're afraid of being over the starting line early,
ALWAYS LUFF.
 

 
You made me chuckle.  Probably a limited audience, sailboat racing humor.

Loving the message in the last 3 tracks. Peace
 
7 -> 8
{#Cheesygrin} You're right, there is an annunciation issue there!

 Grammarcop wrote:
I urge you to heed this song's advice. If you're ever in a sailboat race and you're afraid of being over the starting line early,
ALWAYS LUFF.

I urge you to heed this song's advice. If you're ever in a sailboat race and you're afraid of being over the starting line early,
ALWAYS LUFF.
 

Do you think their album title was inspired by MIlan Kundera's 'The Unbearable Lightness of Being'?
 hasben wrote:
Politely:  this one's not for me
 
Very polite indeed.  I knew a girl (also from OK) who's strongest criticism was "It's not my favorite". 

Politely:  this one's not for me
 Papernapkin wrote:
Always be good. Bad things are really not good. Don't do that. These lyrics... they're so... deep.
  jad·ed <>play_w2("J0008100")<> (jdd)
adj.
3. Cynically or pretentiously callous


now, this is good power pop!
Always be good. Bad things are really not good. Don't do that. These lyrics... they're so... deep.
These guys look so friendly. I wish they were my neighbours.

Nada Surf

 venus_df wrote:
bleh... what is this, Vacation Bible School?
 
Irony? {#Ask} Discuss amongst yourselves.

Where is the "next" button ?  I seem to hate this every time.
 Papernapkin wrote:
I thought he was saying 'Always lust..'
Inpalpable platitudes.
Hate this.
 
Oh lighten up Paperboy, I bet you cheer for the Grinch too. Don't you know that "Hate will get you every time."
I thought there guys were another disposable 90s band after "Popular."

I was wrong.

{#Dancingbanana_2}


{#Bananajam}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Bananajam}.....{#Dancingbanana}
ugh, this always get stuck in my head!{#Fire}
Nada Love - Always Barf
just great!
This is striking a chord with me today.
Sounds like veery other 20-something band right now. The love child of Green Day and Avril Lavigne.
The music is nice, and the song is good too.
I thought he was saying 'Always lust..'
Inpalpable platitudes.
Hate this.
 oldviolin wrote:
Indeed
 

In Deed
Putting me in the right frame of mind {#Meditate}
Talk about a creeper. 9.
 Ag3nt0rang3 wrote:
 There's nothing really original in the song or its message, but it does hit the spot. Comfort food, instead of haute cuisine.
  Well put.
I always hum this when I  go to work in the yard, "always gloves"
 jamm wrote:
So what did someone tell him quietly on the stairs? Hey you good ones? Hey you could once? Neither one makes sense{#Think}
 
I've been held back by something
Yeah. You said to me quietly on the stairs,
I've been held back by something
Yeah. You said to me quietly on the stairs.
You said
Hey, you good ones.
Hey, you good ones.


So what did someone tell him quietly on the stairs? Hey you good ones? Hey you could once? Neither one makes sense{#Think}
Sooo... Love.  Not Hate.  Gotcha.  Let me write that down so I'll remember.
nice tune!
Nada Surf at The Edgefield, Friday the 13th of June! Woo Hoo!!! :mrgreen:
Always hate Always Love.
yep... it got me. :P
venus_df wrote:
bleh... what is this, Vacation Bible School? :puke:
SATAN SATAN SATAN! :dancingbanana_2: :devil_pimp: :dancingbanana_2: Always love . . . hate will get you every time. :naughty: