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Kings of Leon — Arizona
Album: Because of The Times
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7.1

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Total ratings: 881









Released: 2007
Length: 4:42
Plays (last 30 days): 3
That taste
All I ever needed
All I ever wanted
Too dumb to surrender

She shakes
Like the morning railway
Checking me out
With someone on her shoulder

The lamp
Flickers in the bedroom
She must feel as awkward
Whorehouse Arizona

Now go
Stand up to a giant
Say that I'm a fighter
Too drunk to remember
Too drunk to...

Shake hands
My face is laying on the pavement
Tasting something awful
I hate when that happens

She waves
Thinking that its sexy
She must be plum crazy
I kinda think I like her
I kinda think I do
Comments (28)add comment
 westslope wrote:
Nice stripped down sound with some mournful, nostalgic rips from the vocals and the lead guitar.

The bass works.  

Yeah, ten for me.
 ace-marc wrote:

Terrible. As bad as Counting Crows?



Yep both are awful. This song just rambles along and goes nowhere, painful stuff. 
 xcranky_yankee wrote:
except for the heart shaped piece hanging in air to the left




This is better....
 rita_johnson wrote:

That cover photo is so cliched. 

except for the heart shaped piece hanging in air to the left

 myelich wrote:
The current lyrics listed are comically wrong , 

My face
Standin on a treadmill  ? 
Tastin something awful
I hate when that happens
She waits
In and out of Texas  !! 

Props to whoever wrote them...


Almost funny enough to keep instead of the correct ones. Almost... :-)
Love his voice.
The current lyrics listed are comically wrong , 

My face
Standin on a treadmill  ? 
Tastin something awful
I hate when that happens
She waits
In and out of Texas  !! 

Props to whoever wrote them...
 lizardking wrote:

I like some of their tunes better than this one, though I get what you say about not liking something others like, and well, that's really a good thing....otherwise we'd have no discussions about anything and life would be BOR-ING.  Long Live RP!!
 
Mine's The Red Hot Chilli Peppers
 justlistening wrote:
Everyone's got that group everyone else loves, but you don't. I find them hard to like - I guess because their songs all sound like the same one-trick pony to me. 

Everyone else enjoy - I'll muddle through.
 
I like some of their tunes better than this one, though I get what you say about not liking something others like, and well, that's really a good thing....otherwise we'd have no discussions about anything and life would be BOR-ING.  Long Live RP!!
Terrible. As bad as Counting Crows?
Everyone's got that group everyone else loves, but you don't. I find them hard to like - I guess because their songs all sound like the same one-trick pony to me. 

Everyone else enjoy - I'll muddle through.
I thought he sang "She's shaped... like a model railway...". That certainly gave me a moment's pause as I tried to envision that.
Nice stripped down sound with some mournful, nostalgic rips from the vocals and the lead guitar.

The bass works.  
I love that these guys are played on RP. 
Kings of Leon are often dismissed by the "cool" crowd as just another Hootie and the Blowfish or Counting Crowes (who both have a few great songs IMO).
I think KoL have have a really original and unique sound... and i like the singers voice and delivery, whether he's "in tune" or not.
That cover photo is so cliched. 
great bass player
 number7 wrote:
There have been many "singers" over the years that don't seem to carry a tune.
We have heard that about how Mr. Dylan, Mr. Young and many other artists can't sing?
What about the soul of the tune. Joe Cocker (early stuff), Adel, Eric Burdon, Ray Charles, Van Morrison & many old blues singers. They all have our love from the way they sing.
Johnny Cash wasn't a tuneful singer but is much regarded.
Soul counts for much. Frankly, more than pitch.
There are many singers with no soul. Pitch perfect, but empty.
That said, they can perform  in a way that makes them stars.

So what is it?

Some care for tone, or execution of scale, others the execution of soul.
There is more to "singing" than tone & tune.




 
number7 - you spit the truth SOULFULLY here....I've said something similar on other (mostly BD) tracks and you've said it better...thanks for that and KUDOS...

This is a strong 7 for me...and I've been digging his voice for awhile now.  Long Live the Followill family and Long Live RP!!
 Elroweho wrote:

HA!! I've never heard it called a "Jobbie" before! Must be a UK slang right?

 
Bloody great song. I agree his voice isn't for everyone, but I love it. Hope he never quite gets that jobbie out!
 fredriley wrote:

It's not marbles in the mouth that's yer man's problem, it's constipation. He always sounds like he's struggling to get a massive jobbie out :o)

 
HA!! I've never heard it called a "Jobbie" before! Must be a UK slang right?
There have been many "singers" over the years that don't seem to carry a tune.

We have heard that about how Mr. Dylan, Mr. Young and many other artists can't sing?
What about the soul of the tune. Joe Cocker (early stuff), Adel, Eric Burdon, Ray Charles, Van Morrison & many old blues singers. They all have our love from the way they sing.
Johnny Cash wasn't a tuneful singer but is much regarded.
Soul counts for much. Frankly, more than pitch.
There are many singers with no soul. Pitch perfect, but empty.
That said, they can perform  in a way that makes them stars.

So what is it?

Some care for tone, or execution of scale, others the execution of soul.
There is more to "singing" than tone & tune.




 fredriley wrote:

It's not marbles in the mouth that's yer man's problem, it's constipation. He always sounds like he's struggling to get a massive jobbie out :o)
 
I think Screamin' Jay would like to contribute to that pile: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ic3g8Xnf7LI 

Bill, this definitely needs to get on RP's playlist. 
You could buy one KOL album and pretty much cover their entire works.  Songs all sound alike.  Same guitar licks, same droll singing, same plodding beat.  Likable tunes, but if you heard one you heard them all.
 Shawnmcc wrote:
Take the marbles out of your mouth and learn how to sing.
 
It's not marbles in the mouth that's yer man's problem, it's constipation. He always sounds like he's struggling to get a massive jobbie out :o)

This is sadly the last good Kings of Leon album, at least in my opinion.
Hyde park, last summer, good times :)
My daughter was so happy she turned me on the this band, sabout the time of this release. Thanks to Bill I am often first. But, glad she did.
Take the marbles out of your mouth and learn how to sing.
Nothing wrong with this that I can hear.