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The Coral — She's Got A Reason
Album: Roots & Echoes
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Released: 2007
Length: 4:19
Plays (last 30 days): 1
She watched the sky as it bathes into black
Watched with the lovers that never came back
The princes and kings, all the beautiful things
And more

She won't wait, she'll never look back
Through the morgue where the mirrors have crashed
She slides through a dream with all her beautiful schemes
And more

She's got a reason to roam with the stars
Watch her go as she sings
Dum dum dara ra ra, dum dum dara ra ra
Dum dum dara ra ra, dum dum dara

Love is gold, time is a thief
She's the river that runs to the sea
With her arms open wide, a sorrowful smile
And more

Still she wonders soaked to the bone
The road she's on, well, it won't lead her home
To the place she cried for the stranger inside
And more

She's got a reason to roam with the stars
Watch her go as she sings
Dum dum dara ra ra, dum dum dara ra ra
Dum dum dara ra ra, dum dum dara

She watched the sky as it bathes into black
Watched with the lovers that never came back
The princes and kings, all the beautiful things
And more

She's got a reason to roam with the stars
Watch her go as she sings
Dum dum dara ra ra, dum dum dara ra ra
Dum dum dara ra ra, dum dum dara
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Is it just me or does anyone else think this is an Elvis Costello song at first? Nice homage or accidental similarity?
 eveliko wrote:
Couldn't find anywhere what this dum-dum-dara-ra-ra has to do with. Anyone a clue?
 
it's about you, and everyone else too.
 Pacomo wrote:
Is it just me or aren't all these songs perfect for today?
 

aand today!!
Mersey sound.
Couldn't find anywhere what this dum-dum-dara-ra-ra has to do with. Anyone a clue?
I tuned in the last :60 of this tune.  From the sound of that guitar I was sure it was Spirit. 
Like the 60s guitar near the end
Like the Blue Cheer guitar there at the end.
Is it just me or aren't all these songs perfect for today?
Wow, I always thought the lyric was "running down the drain"...I never knew the song title. {#Ask}
{#Bananajam}{#Beat}{#Bananajam}{#Propeller}{#Propeller}{#Propeller}{#Dancingbanana_2}yep...guess I like it.....
Most Excellent! : )
 adpucci wrote:
my homies - they could make the yingtong song sound superb {#Bananajam}
 
In case anyone is unaware of the YIngtong Song, here it is:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Nebe1zuEtbc

Surprisingly, it doesn't appear to be on Bill's playlist.
 kcar wrote:

Interesting...Coloradojohn comments that it reminds some him of "96 Tears", which doesn't ring in my ear on first listen. Some hear 1965 music but if I were going to backdate this, I'd say '68-'69.

Mostly I hear an Arctic Monkeys song, but with a different singer. And yes, musicians and other artists borrow from each other all the time. I think it's inevitable and largely welcome.  

 
this album was written when the monkeys were still singing "dancefloor"...
 Stephenater wrote:

I think this song is great!  I can hear that 60's version of Arctic Monkeys too.  Thanks to RP for turning us all onto to music like this.

The singer reminds me of a less constipated version of Caleb Followill from Kings of Leon...

 
these lads made "concept" albums. this one, roots and echoes, was their "retro" album.nightfreaks was their "disco" album. and so forth...

love them. 
my homies - they could make the yingtong song sound superb {#Bananajam}
That was cool.
In 2010 Danger Mouse gave New York Magazine a list composed of 170 songs as his "Endless Summer" playlist. Three of the songs were by The Coral; they were the only artists to have more than two entries. I decided then that if they are good enough for Danger Mouse they are good enough for me.

https://www.vulture.com/2010/06/danger_mouses_endless_summer_p.html
 kcar wrote:

Interesting...Coloradojohn comments that it reminds some him of "96 Tears", which doesn't ring in my ear on first listen. Some hear 1965 music but if I were going to backdate this, I'd say '68-'69.

Mostly I hear an Arctic Monkeys song, but with a different singer. And yes, musicians and other artists borrow from each other all the time. I think it's inevitable and largely welcome.  

 
I think this song is great!  I can hear that 60's version of Arctic Monkeys too.  Thanks to RP for turning us all onto to music like this.

The singer reminds me of a less constipated version of Caleb Followill from Kings of Leon...
Mmnice, mellow and flowing, fine rare guitar art, thank you Radio Paradise.
I hear a lot of Tame Impala in this. Influences?
really like this. the music definitely reminds me of arctic monkeys. gonna have to hop on over to spotify for a bit...
 Davie wrote:
Great band, thirty or forty years ago they would have been a major force.  Now, in this age of hype and X-Factor, they get overlooked like so many fine bands.

 
Interesting...Coloradojohn comments that it reminds some him of "96 Tears", which doesn't ring in my ear on first listen. Some hear 1965 music but if I were going to backdate this, I'd say '68-'69.

Mostly I hear an Arctic Monkeys song, but with a different singer. And yes, musicians and other artists borrow from each other all the time. I think it's inevitable and largely welcome.  
Too add:  One of my music professors said, "There are only 12 notes.  Lots of ways to arrange and harmonize them, but still, there are only 12."  By which I suppose he meant the same thing: everybody borrows and, in turn, is borrowed from.

One of the reasons I really like covers is to see how an artist takes a known sequence of notes and makes it their own.

By the way, got an engineering degree instead of music.  Trust me, that was better for everybody. 
I hear an early Fleetwood Mac in this tune. Very nice.
 coloradojohn wrote:
I am moved by the way the keyboards remind me of the cool Vox riffs in the old classic "96 Tears," and the screaming guitar at the end really does sound like Justin Hayward, and I also think that the more people think about music, and how it connects in and through all generations, directions and dimensions, the better.  Resemblances and connections mentioned may help new generations of listeners or contemporaries who simply haven't heard of them make important new discoveries.  I believe that's one of the best ways to learn, by following the trails illuminated by others and seeing where they lead, whether past, present or future.  It's a win-win thing; fun to remember, fun to share, and fun to learn and grow.  I hope that's what the spirit of music and places like RP are all about.

 
This is a terrific comment. I feel like too often when someone says "x sounds like y" there is a derisive quality to it, as if x ripped off y. I think this is a result of our modern culture's obsession with new brought on by relentless music marketing. When society became so obsessed with music as a product, I feel a core part of the important part of music in culture gets forgotten. It's much better to think of music as a common language instead of property. It's a conversation, a continuum. Everyone influences everyone, and everyone picks up what they like, discards what they hate, and contributes to the conversation. It's not a faucet of drips, but a vast ocean of goodness to swim in. Dive deep!
 jhorton wrote:
Sherman, set the Wayback Machine for 1965!
 
Exactly!
 coloradojohn wrote:
I am moved by the way the keyboards remind me of the cool Vox riffs in the old classic "96 Tears," and the screaming guitar at the end really does sound like Justin Hayward, and I also think that the more people think about music, and how it connects in and through all generations, directions and dimensions, the better.  Resemblances and connections mentioned may help new generations of listeners or contemporaries who simply haven't heard of them make important new discoveries.  I believe that's one of the best ways to learn, by following the trails illuminated by others and seeing where they lead, whether past, present or future.  It's a win-win thing; fun to remember, fun to share, and fun to learn and grow.  I hope that's what the spirit of music and places like RP are all about.

 
This is a fantastic comment.  Well thought out, insightful, and rationally put down.  I agree 100%.  If I wore hats, I'd tip mine to you for this comment.
Sherman, set the Wayback Machine for 1965!
Iron Butterfly leads and strong vocals-really nice!{#Biggrin}
Great band, thirty or forty years ago they would have been a major force.  Now, in this age of hype and X-Factor, they get overlooked like so many fine bands.
So much retro going on in this song...Love it!!
Greaaaaaat song!!!!
Sounds like it should have been in one of Rhino's Nuggets collections—that unapologetic '60s vibe.
Great band, great album.  And now I see they put something out last year that i haven't yet had the pleasure of - me thinks it may be time to spotify.
 coloradojohn wrote:
I am moved by the way the keyboards remind me of the cool Vox riffs in the old classic "96 Tears," and the screaming guitar at the end really does sound like Justin Hayward, and I also think that the more people think about music, and how it connects in and through all generations, directions and dimensions, the better.  Resemblances and connections mentioned may help new generations of listeners or contemporaries who simply haven't heard of them make important new discoveries.  I believe that's one of the best ways to learn, by following the trails illuminated by others and seeing where they lead, whether past, present or future.  It's a win-win thing; fun to remember, fun to share, and fun to learn and grow.  I hope that's what the spirit of music and places like RP are all about.

 
bravo!

I am moved by the way the keyboards remind me of the cool Vox riffs in the old classic "96 Tears," and the screaming guitar at the end really does sound like Justin Hayward, and I also think that the more people think about music, and how it connects in and through all generations, directions and dimensions, the better.  Resemblances and connections mentioned may help new generations of listeners or contemporaries who simply haven't heard of them make important new discoveries.  I believe that's one of the best ways to learn, by following the trails illuminated by others and seeing where they lead, whether past, present or future.  It's a win-win thing; fun to remember, fun to share, and fun to learn and grow.  I hope that's what the spirit of music and places like RP are all about.

Wow! Some people put way too much thought into music. Either it moves you or it doesn't.  Who cares about the little, stupid, commonalities anyhow?  Oh wait, some people do, apparently!  Whatever!!  {#Ass}

 mitykc wrote:

Love, anyone?

 
 Buy me dinner first and we'll talk.


 conglif wrote:
Now, if that lead GTR sound (toward the end) ain't just a dead-ringer for the lead GTR sound on the Moody Blues' "Just a Singer in a Rock and Roll Band."
 
That's a pretty commonly-used overdrive/distortion sound on that guitar; there are probably thousands of songs with that sort of guitar sound in them.  It is reminscent of Arthur Lee's sound with Love (as mentioned below) to me, but I hadn't thought of that Moody Blues' tune in a while.  Usually, electric guitars were pretty played-down (or drowned out by that mellotron) in a lot of the Moody Blues' songs.


 paulmack wrote:
New to me. Like it. I do see a little bit of similarity to the Moody Blues guitar - but, to me, the guitar part here is way edgier. Personally, I don't care except in the rare cases the similarity is so blatant as to be an intentional ripoff.
 
Love, anyone?

Very cool.

Familiar yet very fresh.

Good delivery.
It sounded to me like Elvis Costello - snarky and snarly, with that jagged guitar. I'm not in the mood for this tonight, so won't rate it. If it shows up on a sunny Saturday morning after I've done all my chores and paid all my bills, I might change my mind. (Well, I'm a woman, and it's my prerogative, right?) {#Wink}
i really loved the 60s guitar at the end. Hope to hear more of them.
Sounds like the Chris Isaak song. Same guitar and melody.
So bad it's.... just bad.
Very cool.
 Darlington wrote:
This made me stop what I was doing to see who it was...
 
I echo this remark, the first one for the song, albeit more than two years later.
Never heard of this band.

{#Devil_pimp}
Alright, that's it.  Just bought it.

This whole album is great.
Nice.
skdenfeld wrote:
I like the guitar craft.
Agreed. Otherwise a sadly mediocre effort to my ears.

 meatballsmom wrote:

Oooh!  I feel so 60's Beach movie....


 
Yeah, def a 60s feel to it, early hippie.

Ok, I am so digging this. 

Oooh!  I feel so 60's Beach movie....


New to me. Like it. I do see a little bit of similarity to the Moody Blues guitar - but, to me, the guitar part here is way edgier. Personally, I don't care except in the rare cases the similarity is so blatant as to be an intentional ripoff.
makes me want to surf!  totally diggin' it.

Excellent!
 lmic wrote:
Like The Decemberists on caffeine!
 
{#Lol} Nice ...and true.
Now, if that lead GTR sound (toward the end) ain't just a dead-ringer for the lead GTR sound on the Moody Blues' "Just a Singer in a Rock and Roll Band."
Wow, wasn't that interesting?
Like The Decemberists on caffeine!
and I was just thinking the rotation was getting a bit stale..

love it Bill! More obscure stuff like this please!!!


 UltraNurd wrote:
Never heard of these guys. Pretty cool.
 
Agreed...I like it too.  Thanks Bill & Rebecca & RP{#Music}

Wikipedia says:
The band's music is a mixture of old-fashioned country, 1960s-style psychedelica and folk with modern rock influences. The Coral have released five albums.

The organs remind me of Inspiral Carpet.
 ArbiterOfGoodTaste wrote:
Very retro. I caught the tail end and liked what I heard. I want to hear more!
 
Kinda Quicksilvery.  I like it.

Never heard of these guys. Pretty cool.
Very Cool. 8 => 9

Decent....I'd rather hear this style than the folksy country stuff. Let's go for a second round.
Paging Mr. Joel, a Mr. Billy Joel. Your party will meet you in the Vocal section.

7.
Very retro. I caught the tail end and liked what I heard. I want to hear more!
I like the guitar craft. :guitarist:
this tune is lovely
Sounds like something from the late 60's or early 70's progressive psychedelic era... added: And then comes In-A-Gadda-Da-Vida. LOL!
This made me stop what I was doing to see who it was...