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Album: Beat The Devil's Tattoo
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6.7

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Total ratings: 671









Released: 2010
Length: 3:34
Plays (last 30 days): 0
I'd never known her to cry
But this time is different for sure
She's shaking with tears in her eyes
As she picks up what's left of the night
The hope for a reason seemed pure
As we leave what's left on the wall

But oh, how it's taken its toll
Oh, how it's taken its toll
Everything's taken its toll
Everything's taken its toll

There was more than a break in the smiles
They rose and slowly they tired
As she turned the moments were made
There were none that could prove where she lay
There's a calm in the stories now told
And the distance will always be home

And oh, how it's taken its toll
Oh, how it's taken its toll
Everything's taken its toll
Everything's taken its toll

Everything's taken its toll
It's a moment we carry alone
With a cause there's a cure for the soul
But oh, how it's taken its toll
Oh, how it's taken its toll
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There has been some good news from BRMC lately; Leah Shapiro, the drummer, is recovering from some serious brain surgery. They had to stop touring because of her surgery, and she hopes that the doctors will give her approval to start drumming by March.
When I hear this one in the morning, I feel like going out in the yard and offing myself....down down down...
 
Overplayed band.
 SchoepTone wrote:
Thought it was Paul Westerberg.

 
That's what I was thinking.
 Lazarus wrote:

Everybody in my church loves this song...  time flies when we're having fun...
 

 

Where is your Church?

Everybody in my church loves this song...  time flies when we're having fun...
 

That's a damn fine cup of Segue, Bill.


Thought it was Paul Westerberg.
 WABX wrote:
Sounds just like Paul Kelly (Aust.) circa "Comedy".
 
Oh yeah. Good comparison! PK is a bit less drony though. Now I know why I like this.
Agreed...this is taking a toll
 Cynaera wrote:

Yeah - a bunch of fat guys... I LOVE BNL, because they are SO not representative of their band name.  I love the idea that some musically-challenged person sees a marquis advertising "Bare Naked Ladies" and pays fifty bucks, only to find that it's a MUSICAL group, and no one is naked. I must be demented...{#Doh}
 
Miss you so much, Ann...

rest in peace...

 


marvelous song...

 
Sounds just like Paul Kelly (Aust.) circa "Comedy".
Yawn.
 thais wrote:


Man, I´m sorry but now i will not follow you in this (as i have done in so many others tunes).
This music is so boring that I really can handle this.
Just IMHO (of course).
 
 
I understand what you mean, and I think a lot of people probably feel the same way you do about this song, but give it a chance, because it is so dang groovy...

I hope you are having a good time right this minute, whatever you are doing...

 
Sounds like an old Springsteen tune. I can't quite put my finger on the title...
Reminded me I needed to update my CC info for RP!  For some reason the "receiver mail from RP" was set to no.  Sorry bout that {#Whistle}
 to_the_eleven wrote:

I keep thinking they're saying "Ohio's taken its toll"
 
I paid it (twice)
You just woke me up with Embryonic Journey and now you're putting me back to sleep with this.
 rdo wrote:

Oh how it's taken its troll...

 
Im a troll!

Oh how it's taken its troll...


 romeotuma wrote:

Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...
 
 

Man, I´m sorry but now i will not follow you in this (as i have done in so many others tunes).
This music is so boring that I really can handle this.
Just IMHO (of course).
 
 baddog8it wrote:
For some reason, reminds me of Bob Dylan (not a good thing).
 
Errrr, yes . . . Next!

 Cynaera wrote:

Yeah - a bunch of fat guys... I LOVE BNL, because they are SO not representative of their band name.  I love the idea that some musically-challenged person sees a marquis advertising "Bare Naked Ladies" and pays fifty bucks, only to find that it's a MUSICAL group, and no one is naked. I must be demented...{#Doh}
 

Perhaps, but it seems to be a good demented.
Jeff Tweedy, like...

Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...
 
 to_the_eleven wrote:

I keep thinking they're saying "Ohio's taken its toll"
 
+1

For some reason, reminds me of Bob Dylan (not a good thing).
 Hannio wrote:


How about Bare Naked Ladies?  Talk about disappointment.
 
Yeah - a bunch of fat guys... I LOVE BNL, because they are SO not representative of their band name.  I love the idea that some musically-challenged person sees a marquis advertising "Bare Naked Ladies" and pays fifty bucks, only to find that it's a MUSICAL group, and no one is naked. I must be demented...{#Doh}


This really is a fine song...  love it...


I wonder if this has anything to do with Michael's death?
 fredriley wrote:

Good, isn't it? I love bands with names that subvert expectations. Massive Attack and Der Club  of Gore are two others that make me chuckle.

This is a fine album which really grows on you, though IMO this is one of the weaker numbers on it but still worth 7 from the Nottingham jury.

 

How about Bare Naked Ladies?  Talk about disappointment.
I'm probably repeating myself, but I bought this album after hearing some of the tunes here, and it is really good! Hats off, Bill.


This song is good for the ears...




This is a great song...  we be slow dancing...  love it...



...great song, but i am nodding off at my desk this morning, sadly...

I keep thinking they're saying "Ohio's taken its toll"
 fredriley wrote:

Good, isn't it? I love bands with names that subvert expectations. Massive Attack and Der Club  of Gore are two others that make me chuckle.

This is a fine album which really grows on you, though IMO this is one of the weaker numbers on it but still worth 7 from the Nottingham jury.
 
most misleading band name "Eagles of Death Metal"
 newwavegurly wrote:
I don't know that I remember having heard this one before. Wow, strikes a chord in a big way right now.
I don't like to be "that" person, that posts the lyrics to everything, but I think they're worth sharing...
 
I'd never known her to cry
But this time is different for sure
She's shaking with tears in her eyes
As she picks up what's left of the night
The hope for a reason seemed pure
As we leave what's left on the wall
 
But oh how it's taken its toll
Oh how it's taken its toll
Everything's taken its toll
Everything's taken its toll
 
There was more than a break in the smiles
They rose and slowly they tired
As she turned the moments were made
There were none that could prove where she lay
There's a calm in the stories now told
And the distance will always be home
 
And oh how it's taken its toll
Oh how it's taken its toll
Everything's taken its toll
Everything's taken its toll
 
Everything's taken its toll
It's a moment we carry alone
With a cause there's a cure for the soul
But oh how it's taken its toll
Oh how it's taken its toll  
 
And yet again, this one strikes to the heart of me today. Even more than the last time I posted these lyrics.

 xkolibuul wrote:
Why is this song rating so low?  Much better than the average offering from BRMC.
 

Maybe because of the repetitous lyrics! Let's just drone on & on....
I don't know that I remember having heard this one before. Wow, strikes a chord in a big way right now.
I don't like to be "that" person, that posts the lyrics to everything, but I think they're worth sharing...
 
I'd never known her to cry
But this time is different for sure
She's shaking with tears in her eyes
As she picks up what's left of the night
The hope for a reason seemed pure
As we leave what's left on the wall
 
But oh how it's taken its toll
Oh how it's taken its toll
Everything's taken its toll
Everything's taken its toll
 
There was more then a break in the smiles
They rose and slowly they tired
As she turned the moments were made
There were none that could prove where she lay
There's a calm in the stories now told
And the distance will always be home
 
And oh how it's taken its toll
Oh how it's taken its toll
Everything's taken its toll
Everything's taken its toll
 
Everything's taken its toll
It's a moment we carry alone
With a cause there's a cure for the soul
But oh how it's taken its toll
Oh how it's taken its toll  

Wow, would've sworn this was The Replacements Here Comes a Regular ...


This song is groovy...  love it...


Why is this song rating so low?  Much better than the average offering from BRMC.
Enjoying this album very much.
I just bought this, and it is an incredible CD. Lead singer reminds me of Marc Bolan at times, and that's a good thing.
 roulleau wrote:

Currently topping my list for Most Misleading Band Name Ever...

 
Good, isn't it? I love bands with names that subvert expectations. Massive Attack and Der Club  of Gore are two others that make me chuckle.

This is a fine album which really grows on you, though IMO this is one of the weaker numbers on it but still worth 7 from the Nottingham jury.

I love this song more every time I hear it.

8—>9

Currently topping my list for Most Misleading Band Name Ever...


Read this as.."The Troll ".{#Smile}

Still good ! #8
If you have a chance to see BRMC I would highly recommend it. These guys obviously take their music very seriously and give a fantastic performance, they have a really punishing tour schedule too, which makes me wonder how they can keep going night after night of pure raw energy. . . I saw them in a local club this year and they rocked everyones socks off. . . I'd buy tickets whenever they come over to South Blighty again.


These guys sure have some variety.  Near the top of my list of music to look into more deeply.
RIP Michael Been, your son continues your passion for music. Let's hear The Call sometime today.
 helgigermany wrote:
Very nice!
 


Yes, this song is cool...

 
Very nice!
It's a moment we carry alone
With a cause there's a cure for the soul
But oh how it's taken its toll
Oh how it's taken its toll
Beautiful segue from Bob Dylan, Bill — thanks!
Not my favorite BRM but I can relate to the lyrics
 ch83575 wrote:
I don't think that is Emmylou in the background... but it probably should be.
 
 
I thought it sounded like Emmylou too!  I did a Google search and the backing vocals are done by Courtney Jaye. 

https://www.allmusic.com/cg/amg.dll?p=amg&sql=11:jpfqxqesldse~T1


A few songs back Bill played the Cowboy Junkies, who always seem to get bagged as being too slow. Yet these guys are college and indie radio station darlings. This is slow and repetitive. I've never been able to get into this band.
Expected more from the album, but this remains one of the finer cuts. I think BRMC is at their best when they slow things down a bit. Howl anyone?
It's Leah Shapiro, their new drummer.

 
ch83575 wrote:
I don't think that is Emmylou in the background... but it probably should be.
 
 


Reminds me of The Replacements!

Very appropriate for the times.....kind of a slow dragging song tho'


I don't think that is Emmylou in the background... but it probably should be.
 
After hearing "Beat the Devil's Tatoo, I can't wait to hear this one!