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Kings of Leon — I Want You
Album: Only by the Night
Avg rating:
5.8

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Total ratings: 410









Released: 2008
Length: 5:02
Plays (last 30 days): 0
Get back on track, pick me up some bottles of booze
Fickle freshman, probably thinks he's cooler than you
A hay ride at five, everybody's coming around
So go press your skirt, word is there's a new girl in town

I call shotgun, you can play your R'n'B tunes
The fellowship time, it always comes a little too soon
The land of the creeps, freshened up and babyfaced shame
Put your eyes on me, and I know a place where we can get away

To say I want you, just 'zactly like I used to
'Cause baby, this is only bringing me down

Homeboy's so proud, he finally got the video proof
The night vision shows she was only ducking the truth
It's heavy I know, the black cat with the gift down below
A choke and a gag, she spit up and came back for more

And said I want you, just 'zactly like I used to
And baby, this is only bringing me down
She said I want you

I want you, just 'zactly like I used to
And baby, this is only bringing me down
I said I want you, just 'zactly like I used to
And baby this is only bringing me down
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 miahfost wrote:

Shitty lyrics.
 

That's how you know it's a Kings Of Leon song.  They fit with the vocal style and music {#Mrgreen}

(can you tell my opinion of KOL?)
 tprimeau wrote:
Cool song.
 
Shitty lyrics.
Cool song.
 raga wrote:
Please someone kill that cow...
 
The cow's an innocent bystander. Someone take that blasted bell from around its poor neck.

 jhorton wrote:
blech!
 

 blech x 2
some listeners really just crack me up....{#Moon}
blech!

I've like a few of their other tracks, but this one  err nope. Wait, it just got better with the Smiths doing their Joe Strummer  tribute.

Bill, there are a lot of haters out there.  Please don't take this out of the rotation!   {#Stop}
Over rated, over played.       {#No}
 Wisecrowe wrote:
Love his voice. Come off it all of you. {#Naughty}
 

This is a great song.  You are truly wise Crowe.   {#Guitarist}
Love his voice. Come off it all of you. {#Naughty}
oh come'on, there is much worse to gripe about....and much better to praise....I give it a 6, just because I don't feel like slitting my wrists...

It took me as long as the outcome of the single Sex On Fire. I liked that one so i gave the album a try.

Oh my god, his voice is so annoying... How can anyone manage to listen the whole way through this album without wanting to tear your ears off... {#Snooty}


This might be okay if the vocal track were removed.
Please someone kill that cow...
They got me at first few plays. Now I can't stand the singers voice {#Stupid}
ha ha ha Bobcat is rite on!   {#Yes}
Is it over yet?
i DON'T want you...
 Hannio wrote:
Every once in a while, along comes a band that makes you want to punch the lead singer right in the kisser.
 
{#Lol} 'Kin right!

Not one of my favorites either...
{#Wall}

This is my new least favorite band.
 rdo wrote:

I feel like I'm back in college.  No band comparisons are working for me here though.  I bought the CD, it is fantastic.  I don't understand the negativity from others though.  Maybe some of their other songs are rubbing off.  They do have a sophomoric quality at times.


 

I might even consider this one freshmonic...

Waiting for this to end.  Just can't abide that fellow's voice.  This one is particularly dull.
At least I can stand to listen to this one.  All the other KoL songs, I have to instamute.

 leathepea wrote:

no apology needed, I like it too.

 

I like it too. Very cool song.

 mooseisadick wrote:
It has an infectious groove, similar to a tainted gimmick. Forgive me, but I like it.

 
no apology needed, I like it too.

His voice is ruining the track.
 On_The_Beach wrote:
Yikes, Cat Stevens (Yusef Whatsizname) is on the Tonight Show playing music as this plays. Who knew he was back in the biz? Anyway, the point is, Cat/Yusef sounded better than KoL, IMO.
 
It´s Yusuf Islam and yeah, his latest CD "An other cup" came out late 2006 I think. The next is supposed to be out soon.
what a repetitive stupidity!

I feel like I'm back in college.  No band comparisons are working for me here though.  I bought the CD, it is fantastic.  I don't understand the negativity from others though.  Maybe some of their other songs are rubbing off.  They do have a sophomoric quality at times.




It has an infectious groove, similar to a tainted gimmick. Forgive me, but I like it.

Every once in a while, along comes a band that makes you want to punch the lead singer right in the kisser.
Love it. All you haters can f***k off.

{#Tongue}

This gets worse as it goes on...at times, hard to believe. {#Yell}
 Exene wrote:
OH MY GOD please make it stop
 



oh yeah plz!!! that song is so fuc***g bad
Just found out these guys are from Tennessee. I would have never thought that. A very solid 8 in my book!
OH MY GOD please make it stop
 lmic wrote:
An unholy marriage of The Pixies and Joe Walsh! {#Eek}

Holy Swiss Cheese
! You've got a great ear! This is not the first time that you've nailed a band or an individual's sound...wow, I'm not worthy {#Notworthy}
Is this the 'Music for Drunks' set? Neil's Cortez and K-O-Leon? Wonder what's next? Lou Reed?

Yikes, Cat Stevens (Yusef Whatsizname) is on the Tonight Show playing music as this plays. Who knew he was back in the biz? Anyway, the point is, Cat/Yusef sounded better than KoL, IMO.
 TheKing2 wrote:


it is all pretty annoying ..

 

That's the word I was looking for - "whiny".  This guy's voice has annoyed me from the beginning but I couldn't quite put my finger on why exactly.  It's so WHINEY.  God, I wish he'd just sit in the corner sucking his thumb and let somebody else do the singing...

fatcatjb wrote: I am driven to turn this WAY down when it comes on...just can't get past the goofy bassline and whiny lyrics


Whiny and annoying seem apt descriptions of these 3 postings! If you don't like it, earplugs!!



Ill wait for the other bus......should be along in a few minutes......
insta-8!
I had not heard this.   


This is freaking awesome. 
Just can't help myself: I like this. Even though it's repetitive and boring. Weird.

 westslope wrote:

Daddy, What does the word 'bollox' mean?


 
Never you mind, and stop talking with plums in your mouth :o)

 Bridieboo wrote:
That's the word I was looking for - "whiny".  This guy's voice has annoyed me from the beginning but I couldn't quite put my finger on why exactly.  It's so WHINEY.  God, I wish he'd just sit in the corner sucking his thumb and let somebody else do the singing...

fatcatjb wrote:
I am driven to turn this WAY down when it comes on...just can't get past the goofy bassline and whiny lyrics
 
 

it is all pretty annoying ..
{#Dancingbanana}
at first i could not believe 1)this was a white guy singing; 2)this wasn't some butt-rock relic from the '80s that bill dug out.. a solid 7 & definitely the best song about high school that i've heard in a very long time.


Very nice how they weave all sorts of influences into their own sound.

Bill, you're starting to convert me to these guys.  This is a gem.


Good album. The best are: "Sex on fire", 'I want you' and 'Use somebody'. 
That's the word I was looking for - "whiny".  This guy's voice has annoyed me from the beginning but I couldn't quite put my finger on why exactly.  It's so WHINEY.  God, I wish he'd just sit in the corner sucking his thumb and let somebody else do the singing...

fatcatjb wrote:
I am driven to turn this WAY down when it comes on...just can't get past the goofy bassline and whiny lyrics
 


 hippiechick wrote:
I just can't make up my mind about these guys
 

bears repeating...
I am driven to turn this WAY down when it comes on...just can't get past the goofy bassline and whiny lyrics
 hippiechick wrote:
I just can't make up my mind about these guys
 
I've been on the fence for awhile as well, but it looks like I'm going to end up liking them.



Hasn't anyone gotten " head while they're driving?" Driving Driving.............
{#Foot-in-mouth}........................

I was thinking more like Tom Petty on a whole lot of heroin.
that bass line is taking this poor song to stranger and stranger places...not a song I hope to hear again.
Counting Crows on quaaludes? 
 westslope wrote:

Daddy, What does the word 'bollox' mean?


 

And why is it spelled wrong?
Sounds like a mellow version of Primus.
 hippiechick wrote:
I just can't make up my mind about these guys
 
Well at least you can take comfort in knowing that your brother is not having an indecent imaginary relationship with this band.

 fredriley wrote:
Aargh! Bloody cowbells again! I know everyone and their uncle thinks the Kings of Leon are the dog's bollox, but to me their work is a dog's dinner :(
 

Daddy, What does the word 'bollox' mean?


Sounds good and all...but I NEED MORE COWBELL!
Nah.
I just can't make up my mind about these guys
Not my favorite track but still a good song. This album is a much tighter and more interisting one than their priors - love to hear some more tracks from this one.

 fluffybum wrote:
almost sounds like a pixies rip off.
  An unholy marriage of The Pixies and Joe Walsh! {#Eek}
LOVE THEM and LOVE this tune!{#Jump}
 katzendogs wrote:
Not having rated anything in a long time, this one jumped out at me. Must look into more of their work. Eventually.
 
Please do Katzendogs......I think u would be pleasantly surprised at their 4 LPs....I'll send you their cd's if you want to take the time to  listen..........

BEM

I can't believe the ignorance of these posts......................I have been KOL fan since 2005. We were  at the "Gypsy Tea Room" in Dallas Texas.....How can anyone who loves music not appreciate the unique vocals and lyrics of the band.....yes it's
dirty and raw........I think that's "Rock and Roll"

BEM
Automute
 aneal300 wrote:

 

don't be shy. Just say it....
Aargh! Bloody cowbells again! I know everyone and their uncle thinks the Kings of Leon are the dog's bollox, but to me their work is a dog's dinner :(
I was thinking exactly the same thing.  I've heard a few songs by this band and this guy's voice just gets on my nerves.  Yuck.

Leslie wrote:
I just can't really get into this band. The guy's vocals really bug me.
 


Has a real garage band feel - and that's a compliment by the way. These guys know how to make raw rock and roll. And yea, the lyrics are dirty too :-)
 fluffybum wrote:
almost sounds like a pixies rip off.
 
Aye - I thought I missed some old B-side.
It's all right.

almost sounds like a pixies rip off.
 rtwingo wrote:
My first upload!! Woo-hoo {#Bounce}
 

Nice!!!!!
matz wrote:
man this cow bell just sucks...
Less cowbell!

SuzenJueL wrote:
The dirtiest
Most Raw
real
Amazing Lyrics.
FKN Love this song.
GodLike......oooo damn this is a song one must really 'listen' to the lyrical content, and it's perfect with the whole SHABANG
vocals, music...moan all of it!


Well, you can't please 'em all. Too bad she doesn't like it.

The dirtiest
Most Raw
real
Amazing Lyrics.
FKN Love this song.
GodLike......oooo damn this is a song one must really 'listen' to the lyrical content, and it's perfect with the whole SHABANG
vocals, music...moan all of it!

What the FIZ-uck?


man this cow bell just sucks... 
Coo ull!

This one's got ratings all over the map.  I like it, myself.
I just can't really get into this band. The guy's vocals really bug me.
 katzendogs wrote:
Not having rated anything in a long time, this one jumped out at me. Must look into more of their work. Eventually.
 
Glad to see it is positive...did your picture just flick me off?

 katzendogs wrote:
Not having rated anything in a long time, this one jumped out at me.
 

Me too.

1.
Not having rated anything in a long time, this one jumped out at me. Must look into more of their work. Eventually.
Probably one of the most grating voices out there these days.  You might be able to include Gomez in this category, too, I s'pose
Great band!
 snakechaser wrote:

No, no...it's a scarlet tanager that just hit someone's windshield. ;)
Oh, wait, that's not funny. I like scarlet tanagers.

Oh, and the songs is alright, too.

 

Looks like a very angry-gothic Duffy duck to me.

Now excuse me, time for my pills.

 lwilkinson wrote:
Album cover's interesting too; looks like a lobster with wings.  (not enough coffee to wake up yet)
 
No, no...it's a scarlet tanager that just hit someone's windshield. ;)
Oh, wait, that's not funny. I like scarlet tanagers.

Oh, and the songs is alright, too.

 rtwingo wrote:
My first upload!! Woo-hoo {#Bounce} 

So you're the one I have to blame for this!

Kings of Leon was one of the reasons I gave up on mainstream radio.



Couldn't they find a non-zombie lead singer?
The more I hear from this record—the more I think that everyone should know who these guys are.

It's awesome y'all.

 rtwingo wrote:
My first upload!! Woo-hoo {#Bounce}
 
You rule! 

 lwilkinson wrote:
Saw these guys on SNL last weekend.  Pretty good group.

Album cover's interesting too; looks like a lobster with wings.  (not enough coffee to wake up yet)
 

My dad was a psychology prof.  Just for fun one day when I was a teenager, he gave me a Rorshach test.  Every ink blot looked to me very sexually explicit.  Of course, I was too embarrassed to tell him what I really saw, so I had to make stuff up, which wasn't easy.

wow. there was another song from this cd i heard recently on RP and i liked it. (hope i'm not forgetting that it's this one!) but this one? not so much. really don't like it at all. it's kind of annoying and boring, too.
 ick wrote:
better than that having a baby crap... 
 
That's not saying much. But, yeah.
My first upload!! Woo-hoo {#Bounce}
better than that having a baby crap... I think there might be some interesting things going on in the lyrics.
Saw these guys on SNL last weekend.  Pretty good group.

Album cover's interesting too; looks like a lobster with wings.  (not enough coffee to wake up yet)