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Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter — The Dreaming Dead
Album: Oh, My Girl
Avg rating:
7.5

Your rating:
Total ratings: 2908









Released: 2004
Length: 5:58
Plays (last 30 days): 3
What did I have
Oh, what did I have?
Search for the diamond
Shine through the door
What ever I did, lord
I would do again
Oh, what did I have then?
Don't say it's over
Hilltop leaves turn gold and red
Don't say it's over
Your black eyes remind me
Of the dreaming dead
Turn up the future
Turn off the past
Only in your arms
Will this last
What ever I did, lord
I would do again
Oh, what did I have then?
Comments (522)add comment
Sooooooooooooooooooooooo.....GOOD SONG!!!!
YEAH!
VIVA RP!
I know this doesn't add much to the discussion, but I love this song.  Thanks Bill.
3 X in 30 Days? Please set your playlist to once every 30 days. 
solid 9. 
thanks Bill.
Another amazing song that I would have never heard, except for RP. Thanks yet again.
I really like this darkly evocative tune, more RP,,,,,please....
Gave it an 8 the first time I heard it on RP, then a 9 the second time, just changed it to a 10. Can't get much better than this song. 
I like this song, as a kid i really liked Hot Chocolate song Ema Emily and this beautiful song somehow reminds me on those times. Strange
something between It's a beautiful day, and Joni Mitchell.
I liked it better than average when I first heard it here, but now, looking at my rating, I'm wondering why I didn't go a bit higher... Time to rectify that and up it a notch or two.
 Segue wrote:
Thank you RP for including a realistic balance of women musicians and songwriters throughout your stellar sets. Eventually this audience may be more accustomed to the concept. Women artists will be appreciated in their own right, as individuals. More people will recognize unique voices, without the fixation on IDing who else they sound like. Will view beauty without gender stereotypes minimizing the shared power of female artists. ... There are many striking, unfamiliar voices on RP that are so unique we stop to check who it is. It's more interesting who they are, than rating them on a scale limited to gender (which is not such a knee jerk reaction to male singers in the comments). Another public service of Radio Paradise. 😃
 

Most of the song on my RP favorites are female singers/female-fronted bands ! Many I discovered here or on GirlsRockRadio.com. Funny, I prefer female NursePracs, LCSW's, Psych, etc.
Not sure why but the guitar work sounds like a genius track from an obscure surf movie. After repeated listens it's a 9 for me.
The lady version of Ray LaMontagne!
8 -> 9
Still gives me goosebumps after 100s of listens.
 pinto wrote:

This comment is pure sexist drivel.
 
That comment is not really all that "pure"; the grammar and structure are a little dodgy in spots.
Really dig this song. For some reason though, I hear Lou Barlow. Just me I'm sure.
Amen to the goosebumps, although admittedly the first time I heard it was on the credits after HBO's Trueblood.
DaidyBoy wrote:
I still get goosebumps every time this comes on.  Thanks RP.  I keep clicking the 10 but it doesn't affect the rating, which is a shame.
 
Ditto. 
The guitar!!! {#Meditate}
Loooove.
I still get goosebumps every time this comes on.  Thanks RP.  I keep clicking the 10 but it doesn't affect the rating, which is a shame.
 pinto wrote:

This comment is pure sexist drivel.
 
I'm not sure you're using "sexist" correctly.
Beautiful song.  Period.
Ha, with the big ('great guitar') intro Bill just gave this song I was amused to hear it is one that after hearing it years ago on rp I went and bought it on iTunes. Still have it on my trusty old ipod, which I use most every day. That *is* really tight and tasty guitar playing.
 pinto wrote:

This comment is pure sexist drivel.
 
This comment is pure antifeminist vitriol.

Wow, it's FUN to be a reductive douche!
 Segue wrote:
Thank you RP for including a realistic balance of women musicians and songwriters throughout your stellar sets. Eventually this audience may be more accustomed to the concept. Women artists will be appreciated in their own right, as individuals. More people will recognize unique voices, without the fixation on IDing who else they sound like. Will view beauty without gender stereotypes minimizing the shared power of female artists. ... There are many striking, unfamiliar voices on RP that are so unique we stop to check who it is. It's more interesting who they are, than rating them on a scale limited to gender (which is not such a knee jerk reaction to male singers in the comments). Another public service of Radio Paradise. 😃
 
This comment is pure sexist drivel.
 dtm1256 wrote:
I agree with palatin8 it reminds me of "White Bird" by It's a Beautiful Day!!

 
Just bumped up my rating. To be reminded of sth. doesn't need to be a bad thing at all.
 Segue wrote:
Thank you RP for including a realistic balance of women musicians and songwriters throughout your stellar sets. Eventually this audience may be more accustomed to the concept. Women artists will be appreciated in their own right, as individuals. More people will recognize unique voices, without the fixation on IDing who else they sound like. Will view beauty without gender stereotypes minimizing the shared power of female artists. ... There are many striking, unfamiliar voices on RP that are so unique we stop to check who it is. It's more interesting who they are, than rating them on a scale limited to gender (which is not such a knee jerk reaction to male singers in the comments). Another public service of Radio Paradise. 😃
 

5 to 8
This is what  I like.
good chills...
 jhorton wrote:

Not a gretsch, not a tele, not a strat.

DeArmond by Guild Starfire Special with Bigsby. Special amplifier with reverb that goes to ELEVEN!

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Yes, I brought that up way down in this thread (2013).  It's a sweet guitar.
Beautiful!
Always think this is Ryan Adams and the Cardinals "Easy Plateau" when it starts up.
Every time I hear this song I think it's from 1968, which is a compliment.
 AnchorMan wrote:
Should have been used in 'Twin Peaks'. Apart from being 15 years to late.

 
... or 10 years too early?
 hayduke2 wrote:
Yum yum

the louder the better 

 
fab vocals killer guitar too
 DD gypsyman wrote:

Stand corrected, I do. An upside-down Gretsch?

 
Not a gretsch, not a tele, not a strat.

DeArmond by Guild Starfire Special with Bigsby. Special amplifier with reverb that goes to ELEVEN!




New to me. Loving the rockabilly/country/swamp guitar sound.
J'adore
 
Not familiar with this artist. Thanks. RP. Just bumped 7-8.
Thank you RP for including a realistic balance of women musicians and songwriters throughout your stellar sets. Eventually this audience may be more accustomed to the concept. Women artists will be appreciated in their own right, as individuals. More people will recognize unique voices, without the fixation on IDing who else they sound like. Will view beauty without gender stereotypes minimizing the shared power of female artists. ... There are many striking, unfamiliar voices on RP that are so unique we stop to check who it is. It's more interesting who they are, than rating them on a scale limited to gender (which is not such a knee jerk reaction to male singers in the comments). Another public service of Radio Paradise. 😃
Grace Slick seriously channeled here with a touch of Beth Orton.
 coloradojohn wrote:
This song absolutely slays me, every time. I guess it's the Lucinda Williams meets Grace Slick plus wicked slide guitar & arrangement.

 
Not slide, but definitely some fabulous guitar from Phil Wandscher (former member of Whiskeytown).
This is one of the first great artists that RP introduced me to. It just keeps coming, best station ever.
one of the songs that have contributed to make me a radio paradise addicted 8 years ago... great song!!!
This song absolutely slays me, every time. I guess it's the Lucinda Williams meets Grace Slick plus wicked slide guitar & arrangement.
This is one of those songs I didn't like when I first heard it (here on RP), but I've done a complete 180 on that and now love it.
I thought it was some Pretenders song I had not heard.
Should have been used in 'Twin Peaks'. Apart from being 15 years to late.
comma girl virgola
Channeling some  dada   guitar IMHO.  And that's a good thing! 
Wow!
Bump 8  → 9
I always stop what I'm doing to turn this one up.
Great song for driving the 40
 Duc1098 wrote:

I heartily concur.

 
What he said! {#Guitarist}
 DaidyBoy wrote:
This song exemplifies everything that Radio Paradise has brought to my life over the last couple of years.  My gratitude, Mr & Mrs G.

 
I heartily concur.
very nice song!
I agree with palatin8 it reminds me of "White Bird" by It's a Beautiful Day!!
I like the guitar. (Good song all told too.)
Who id dat?  Never heard of'm
Guitar is better than La Flamme's original violin, but it's just rip-off from It's a Beautiful Day, isn't it?
 msymmes wrote:
Okay. I give in.  It's going up to an EIGHT in my books!

 
I'm going 8 to 9!
awesome
Okay. I give in.  It's going up to an EIGHT in my books!
 fatcatjb wrote:
this song stops everything for a sudden bump in volume...moving from 9 to 10!
what killer guitar work
 

 
Heh - same happens in the Tippster household.  One day i may get tired of this moody song with the crawly guitar, but today is not that day.
This one is really nice. Enjoy! {#Cheers}
Like hearing this frequently.  Never get tired of it.  Nice guitar.
I've never heard of thiis band-- most enjoyable! 
not nearly enough Jesse on RP!
Dreamy and lush, reminds me of Beth Orton. 
this song stops everything for a sudden bump in volume...moving from 9 to 10!
what killer guitar work
 
god, i never tire of Jesse! more, more, more! (pretty please.?) ;)
Ok

 
{#Clap}{#Wave}that correct♦
 Deadwing wrote:
Wandscher is a madman. The swells in this song are epic.
SO good on DCfC's Transatlanticism.
Dave Wakeling of The English Beat plays guitar the same way.   

 


are there other songs on this CD?
pictures of matcstick men are the closest i have evere heard RP play a Status Quo song. Will RP play them ever?
 
Me too! You guys are on a roll this morning
Breakdown
Pictures of Matchstick Men
The Dreaming Dead...

Keep it up! Great for a rainy Sunday morning :) 
 ShaunJ wrote:

Always drop what I am doing to listen to this great song {#Cool}

 
Me too, awesome song!
Yum yum

the louder the better 
 misterbearbaby wrote:
Guitarist sure sounds like John Cippolina- he's as good!

 
Always drop what I am doing to listen to this great song {#Cool}
Guitarist sure sounds like John Cippolina- he's as good!
This song exemplifies everything that Radio Paradise has brought to my life over the last couple of years.  My gratitude, Mr & Mrs G.
{#Sunny}
Can't believe I went for 10 years without this fabulous song in rotation. Thanks RP!
This is perfect
My god...I STILL love this song and stop to listen to it all these years later.  {#Good-vibes}
Got a bit of a "Youngblood's" twang to it... or am I confused?
 coloradojohn wrote:
Still one of the best examples of what a well-played guitar, husky voice, & mysterious lyrics can do behind the right arrangement of music.

Indeed! 


Never heard this before. Very cool.
Still one of the best examples of what a well-played guitar, husky voice, & mysterious lyrics can do behind the right arrangement of music.
Still one of my favorite albums from the last decade or so.
Every psychedelic rock guitar cliché rolled up into one song.  Light 'er up!
Reminds me of something recorded in 1969 or so.  And that is a compliment!
Wow i give this a nine{#Angel}
This is a great song and great album. Sykes says her "Sh's" weird, but not on this song. Dude from Whiskeytown provides an amazing backdrop for her voice.
 coloradojohn wrote:
This is so perfect for a shimmering sunny late summer holiday...as it was on the red sand beach in Maui...and as it was driving through New Mex red dirt lands...I appreciate this fabulous haunting track, The Universe's infinite blessings, RP, and portable music technology!

 
You're so cool - can I be your friend?
This is so perfect for a shimmering sunny late summer holiday...as it was on the red sand beach in Maui...and as it was driving through New Mex red dirt lands...I appreciate this fabulous haunting track, The Universe's infinite blessings, RP, and portable music technology!
Jesse Sykes
nice follow-up from Neko....
 WonderLizard wrote:

Nope. That's a left-handed guitar. The cut-away is always at the bottom of the fret board.



 
Sorry, I knew it was a left-handed guitar, but confused everyone by calling it a "right side up lefty" in response to gypsyman's "upside-down Gretsch" comment.

I still love that guitar tone!  7 > 8.
 Stephenater wrote:


I'm no guitar aficionado, but it looks like a right side up lefty to me;) 

Played by Phil Wandscher, who played with Whiskeytown!

 
Nope. That's a left-handed guitar. The cut-away is always at the bottom of the fret board.


Wandscher is a madman. The swells in this song are epic.


SO good on DCfC's Transatlanticism.


Dave Wakeling of The English Beat plays guitar the same way.   
Memories full of sunshine, smiles, and fragrant piney woods .... thanks!
 Stephenater wrote:


I'm no guitar aficionado, but it looks like a right side up lefty to me;) 

Played by Phil Wandscher, who played with Whiskeytown!

 
It took me a moment to realize what you meant by "right side up lefty", but the picture helped.  A left-handed guitar played in its appropriate ("upright") position.  It looks like a DeArmond guitar (not a Gretsch), which I believe is now a brand from Fender.  Anyhow, nice sound - good tune.
 gypsyman wrote:

Stand corrected, I do. An upside-down Gretsch?

 

I'm no guitar aficionado, but it looks like a right side up lefty to me;) 

Played by Phil Wandscher, who played with Whiskeytown!
I love the guitar in this song...
did you check their website photos jagla, with the setting sun and the lizard and Jesse in all her glory

pretty cool 
Spooky Good, seeing this in a dreamy western as the sun sets and night begins to make it moves.
 extremely. Jazbo wrote:
Nice guitar.....8

 
9
I always think this is "two tix to paradise" starting!   'waited so long, waited so long"....you can sing that part right along with this song...just sayin'
I repeat - this is the track that got me hooked on RP.
 nagsheadlocal wrote:

I've always associated that sound with being from a hollow-body, a Gretsch or one of the big Gibsons, so I went looking for a photo of the guitarist with the band:

 
 
Stand corrected, I do. An upside-down Gretsch?
 xkolibuul wrote:

NOTHING is overplayed at RP.  Period.  
 
Well put!
 rssarma wrote:
This track has been grossly overplayed!
 
NOTHING is overplayed at RP.  Period.  
Nice guitar.....8
This track has been grossly overplayed!
 rockpommel16 wrote:
..."whiiiiiite biiiiiiiirrrd............".......
 
These guys are too much straight ahead heavy guitar-rock to be compared to dilettantes like It's A Beautiful Day.
it's a beautiful day in the prairie, and here in the old Land;o}
Mello.
..."whiiiiiite biiiiiiiirrrd............".......