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Black Rebel Motorcycle Club — Lose Yourself
Album: Specter At The Feast
Avg rating:
7.1

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Total ratings: 1519









Released: 2013
Length: 7:19
Plays (last 30 days): 2
Break to the light, in the shift that you see
The feelin' in you heart, with every beat
Lose your love, you don't need a thing
Hold it in a word, and never speak

Why won't you lose yourself
Why won't you lose yourself
Why won't you lose yourself
At all, at all

Close your eyes, and skip what you dream
You feel it in your books, but never reads
Send your touch, but you can't feel a thing
You try not to look at the fantasy

Why won't you lose yourself
Why won't you lose yourself
Why won't you lose yourself
At all
Wont you lose yourself
Why won't you lose yourself
Won't you lose yourself
At all

Tell your lies, place what you need
I see it in your eyes, you'll never reach
You can't keep quite, you can't even scream
You hold it in your heart
Leave the rest to me

Why won't you lose yourself
Why won't you lose yourself
Why won't you lose yourself at all
Why won't you lose yourself
Why won't you lose yourself
Won't you lose yourself at all
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One of my top-10 BRMC songs - can't ever get tired of hearing it. (Boo to the naysayers!)
Starting my morning in my home office, and this came on. What a great song to start with. 
A class act
from songfacts:
This song was inspired by one of the band's last shared moments with the vocalist's late dad. Robert Levon Been recalled to Q magazine: "The last time we were all together on the last tour was when we played a show at Sumer Sonic in Japan. We went on, then Jónsi went on after us. All of us were really moved by his show. It's one of the few times we've all stood side of the stage together and watched. Usually on tour everyone scatters. It was one of the last times we were all together and were really moved.
"When 'Lose Yourself' came along later on we all shared that moment together again with that song," he added. "It was definitely inspired by him but it wasn't something that we talked about. We didn't aim to get back to that spirit, but it was definitely understood. Every movement and every feeling was connected. I'm proud of that one because I haven't ever felt so connected to Peter [Hayes, guitar] and Leah [Shapiro, drums] in the same room without any words been said. We were communicating purely musically. It came pretty fast, as the best things do."
Perfect intro for my evening meditation. Keep on Leah, Peter and Robert.
“i immerse
myself
in you

like
i immerse myself
into a
beautiful story.”

thanks RP for this great moment of music. rate 10 
A rock and roll funeral dirge.  Hypnotic, somewhere between sorrowful and hopeful. 
 MassivRuss wrote:
This just segued from Emerson Lake & Palmer's "Stone of Years". Interestingly, a fair number of folks - likely post-70's youngsters, ignorant of the joys of substance-enhanced prog-rock meditiation - labelled it "pointless noodling".

People, this BMRC number is pointless noodling. They had a song or two that rocked, a bit, once upon a time didn't they? But they've fallen under the spell of Radiohead pointless whining.  Sad.
 

Please keep Radiohead out of here.  
I mean, hey man. I'm so stoned, I could very little of anything.
Can't stand this plodding dirge!
I like the bit where they sound like Sigur Ros!
 Highlowsel wrote:
A somewhat dreary muddle of a tune, but not unlikable in that way of tunes you hear while staggering home from an evening of engaging in a bit more than you originally intended.  Seems a song written by, and for, a person who's seen too much; done too little.  An onlooker to the great circus of life.  A Specter at the Feast indeed.

Highlow
American Net'Zen
 
Well said, Highlowsel, well enough to prompt a +1 from this guy, and I'll listen closer next time for a possible re-bump to the 8, Long Live RP!!
LOVE their sound.
A somewhat dreary muddle of a tune, but not unlikable in that way of tunes you hear while staggering home from an evening of engaging in a bit more than you originally intended.  Seems a song written by, and for, a person who's seen too much; done too little.  An onlooker to the great circus of life.  A Specter at the Feast indeed.

Highlow
American Net'Zen
 trevc wrote:
Dreary crap. 
 
You're listening to the wrong station then. 
Perfect! {#Music}
I like BRMC. They are not everybody's taste. I like that too. 
LIKE! Sounds a tad like Coldplay's Fix You but it's still good.
Dreary crap. 
No.
Saw BRMC live the other day...
if you like garage rock then it is a must go...
the venue was boiling for solid 2 hours...
{#Cheesygrin} 
I'm hearing Coldplay's "Fix You" in this. I like them both.
 sunybuny wrote:
This song, more than others, reminds me of his father. Don't know why but it does.

 
Loved his father's work and was able to see him live once back in the 80's. Song is rather bittersweet, so i can see that. 
This song, more than others, reminds me of his father. Don't know why but it does.
Was always indifferent to this band, but Bill was persistent, and this song did it for me. 
First time I've heard this song.  I love it.  Very mellow.
 colin.quirke783 wrote:
Beautiful follw-up from Howling Bells!
 
+1. Doleful, bluesy, strong groove, trance-like. I imagine them playing with eyes closed, absorbed in the music.
Is there a cover of this with a female singer... or have I imagined that?
Beautiful follw-up from Howling Bells!
Quality music from BRMC, prompts me to give some time exploring The Call (wow man Garth Hudson worked with them : )
Love it!!!  On my list to download


That could go on forever..........and i am ok with that....
I love the stoner guitar motif in this song.  Absolutely love it
dreary
I really enjoy this bands music. Deep, a bit dark and mysterious. {#Whipit}
 mandolin wrote:
...yeah, just feel it wash over you...

 
{#Bounce}
 mandolin wrote:
...yeah, just feel it wash over you...

 
{#Yes}
I like this.
...yeah, just feel it wash over you...
 Andy_B wrote:
Despite the naysayers' comments this is a good song.  The repetitive undertone just adds to the song's allure.  Bumped it from 7 to 8.

 
That's a fair comment...
JAMC mimic to some extent, but since I love the Reid bros, I think I have to explore BRMC some more.
Uhh what a great sound!{#Dance}
SUCH a great tune....these guys have been incredibly solid through a lot of years now.  Always been relieved their first album proved to be a  showcase of new wonderful band for years to come, not a one and done.
Great background mood music.  Love it
A pretty ordinary song choice form this band from probably their most disappointing album.  Plenty of better BRMC choices out there for my liking.
Yep a bit Radioheadish but still good ! 
 The_Walrus wrote:
Yet another stunningly boring BRMC track, although I accept the subject matter doesn't really call for upbeat. It's just that I feel it's in no way moving in a spiritual sense either.

 
Something has happened at this station recently,,mostly boring insipid songs lately..  
Very Radioheadish for me
One of the most overplayed bands on RP.
    This is great
Despite the naysayers' comments this is a good song.  The repetitive undertone just adds to the song's allure.  Bumped it from 7 to 8.
Yet another stunningly boring BRMC track, although I accept the subject matter doesn't really call for upbeat. It's just that I feel it's in no way moving in a spiritual sense either.
....Purple Rain much?
very nice!
 aspicer wrote:
Appreciate the insight Bill about the singer's dad being the former lead singer of The Call - interesting!

  

From Wikipedia:

The band made the first single from the record available, a cover of The Call's 1989 hit "Let the Day Begin", for free download on their official website. The decision to record the song was a tribute to Robert's father Michael, who used his experience from The Call to help BRMC before his death in the last couple of years. The single became Q Magazine's track of the day. The band have also released the Let the Day Begin EP for free, consisting of the single and the album track "Returning", made available for streaming on the official website.
I love it!{#Good-vibes}
Perfect pairing with Let the Day Begin.  

Simply eternal.  
Today this comes after "Let the day begin" by The Call.  I got this CD last week and discovered that it has a nice cover version of that song by The Call.
{#Flamed}..... am liking this more and more. >>>>> 9
I love this rambling, legubrious song.
 rdo wrote:
I love the soaring guitars...just lose yourself in them....

 
Ya, that guitar has me hooked! Just like the Porcupine Tree song 'Half Light' you don't want it to end. {#Guitarist}
I love the soaring guitars...just lose yourself in them....
 Bosami wrote:
There is a very nice colour to the sound of this...a kind of pleasant drone.
 
Yah, almost kinda Cocteau Twins-y near the end.
Thanks Bill for sharing that interesting info regarding The Call and the BRMC connection.  I was unaware of the father son connection.
Appreciate the insight Bill about the singer's dad being the former lead singer of The Call - interesting!

April 4, 2011

Rencontre avec Robert Levon Been et Leah Shapiro pour la sortie de Specter at the Feast (25/03 chez Coop) qui racontent la genèse de ce septième album, leurs blocages, leur retraite dans les montagnes de Santa Cruz... Interview with BRMC's Robert Levon Been et Leah Shapiro. They talk about writer's block, the death of Robert's father and the healing process in the mountains of Santa Cruz... Specter at the Feast is out on the 25th of march. 06/02/2013

2. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club interview - Robert and Leah




love the band.  I think you are overplaying this tune.  many excellent others to choose from.
Saw them at a smaller venue a few months ago and they really rocked the house.  Solid song, reminds me of Radiohead,  great mid-afternoon, drift away tune......
There is a very nice colour to the sound of this...a kind of pleasant drone.
BRMC are awesome in concert. Very underrated band in my opinion.
There's something rather nice about this tune.  Can't quite put my finger on it but......'tis nice in its melancholy way...

Highlow
American Net'Zen
 I'm not high...
And I love it.  
In my mind...it's summer, climbing Mt. Massive in Colorado, the air is thin, 70 degrees...the sun is warm...
It's summer...yeah...summer...no worries.  No pain.  That dizzying feeling of altitude...

coolpeople_rule wrote:


Have you found yourself? That's the question to ask yourself.
(I like it too btw)

 


 max_p wrote:
I like this. Am I high?

 

Have you found yourself? That's the question to ask yourself.
(I like it too btw)
The BRMC seem to have decided they can jam. Only problem is that they overlooked the fact that they lack the chops, coherence and musicianship to make it happen. What a bunch o' hooey....  
I ADORE this song, suits my mood perfectly..... 
 Bought the CD closely after it was released....{#Notworthy}



ShaunJ wrote:

Yes, this is definitely starting to grow on me. Might have to order the cd.

 


This just segued from Emerson Lake & Palmer's "Stone of Years". Interestingly, a fair number of folks - likely post-70's youngsters, ignorant of the joys of substance-enhanced prog-rock meditiation - labelled it "pointless noodling".

People, this BMRC number is pointless noodling. They had a song or two that rocked, a bit, once upon a time didn't they? But they've fallen under the spell of Radiohead pointless whining.  Sad.
 pinem wrote:
I like it, a lot. Think melancholy

 
Yes, this is definitely starting to grow on me. Might have to order the cd.
Need album cover!
I like it, a lot. Think melancholy
This one starts to appeal to me and then it just goes on and on and on and on and on...
We almost went to Vegas to see them live, but couldn't get it together to accomplish the journey. I hope instead they might travel closer to us, as I would love to see them perform. They have been around awhile, but only recently realized their own undiscovered talent for being a touring band. Previously they only claimed to be a studio band. Shame. I hope I get to find out how they are live!! 

volnomad wrote:
This group is VERY good live. I recommend that anyone who is on the fence regarding how they feel about BRMC should check out at least one live show. Most of your doubts will be removed, I'm sure.

 


Agree with comment below. Soaring, beautiful and heartbreaking at the same time. Pain and resolve. Love this tune.
 hayduke2 wrote:
this just seems to be another instance where I have more pleasure reading all your brilliant comments rather than actually listening to the poor song


Good grief - this song soars with beauty and sadness. What sort of shallow existence do you inhabit?


this just seems to be another instance where I have more pleasure reading all your brilliant comments rather than actually listening to the poor song
Love it! Nuf said
This group is VERY good live. I recommend that anyone who is on the fence regarding how they feel about BRMC should check out at least one live show. Most of your doubts will be removed, I'm sure.
There seems to be an inordinately large amount of people trying their best to pound the square peg of comparing this group/song into the round hole of half a dozen different bands... {#Beat} I think the fact people are so desperately trying to limit them is a triumph of originality! {#Cheers}
This would be perfect if Florence and the MAchine is played next!
Sounds like a hundred RadioHead products (don't call them songs) PSD
Though I really like the tune and sort of like the album art. One has to wonder why the cover is as it is. Just sorta empty and sloppy to me.
50 % U2 + 50 % Sigur Ros {#Whistle} 6 anyway.
Not heard this before. Think I'm liking but need to hear more. A bit U2 meets Coldplay then tries to play Radiohead!
extremely tedious...
As I mentioned earlier today on song comments for another one of their tunes...I've been listening actively to this new disc for about a week - I think it may be one of their best overall (outside their debut) and I strongly recommend it to anyone who likes BRMC.  A must own...!
Fix You (Coldplay).....................................................................
 Lazarus wrote:

They really sound like they were on Quaaludes when they recorded this song...

 
Yes, but I can't wait for the inevitable out-of-control fuzz-feedback-guitar solo that's comin' up RIGHT FUCKIN NOW YAAAARWWW BABY.  
Not in the mood for affected burnout vocals...
Hi there Bono Vox!
 mandolin wrote:


...ever since the effects of 333 they've made a conscientious effort to explore more-experimental material in lieu of the rough-and-tumble rock sound they cultivated early in their career; specter at the feast is hardly unprecedented, and I think their strongest effort yet...it's got some powerful subtlety woven throughout, so it challenges the listener a bit, but rewards accordingly...
 
You folks are making some great points, but still this song makes me yearn to take a couple dozen Valium and crawl under the plush sofa in my office and mindlessly drool all over the crushed carpet as I lose myself...

but that's just me...

I have still left this song unrated....  I guess I would give it a four if I rated songs in the middle...

 Lazarus wrote:

This band has done some great stuff—  and I mean really great stuff—  but this album is not getting good reviews right now...  to sum it up, critics are calling this album dreary...


 

Laz, your opinion counts more for me than those paid fool parrots of the corporate fan-zines, from which you are culling these utterly lame and worthless excerpts.  Write what you think...but take some time and give us more detail than how people in your church feel about it...
The singer sounds like Grant Lee Phillips to me. And that's a good thing.
I like this band - but this song sounds like it is being played at half speed.

Bill - a suggestion:

"why don't you lose this song" 
 Lazarus wrote: 

...ever since the effects of 333 they've made a conscientious effort to explore more-experimental material in lieu of the rough-and-tumble rock sound they cultivated early in their career; specter at the feast is hardly unprecedented, and I think their strongest effort yet...it's got some powerful subtlety woven throughout, so it challenges the listener a bit, but rewards accordingly...
OK, I'm lost. 
Now what? 
Great cover album, great band, great recording, great song -> 8.

They really sound like they were on Quaaludes when they recorded this song...
I'm usually indifferent to this band, but I am really liking this song.
Not bad at all. Definitely better than most BRMC. 7.
I like this for all the reasons that most don't. It's perfect for the pensive moments one needs to reflect. Really liking this.
Ooo, nice segue from Woodkid! {#Music}
 max_p wrote:
I like this. Am I high?

 
I don't know.  I'm high, should I be enjoying this?
It's not bad by any stretch of the imagination but on first listen it doesn't float my boat like some of the other BRMC songs I've heard.

This is slow motion...
...this is an amazing album:  BRMC continue to grow and evolve with profound musical maturity...
This is good.

I think I hear "Isn't It A Pity" in between.
Do I hear bagpipes in the instrumentals?   No? In that case, I expect some bagpiper'll cover it soon enough.

It's a song that seems to demand being echo'd off heather speckled crags.

Everyone in my wuthering turret loves this song.





This is an altogether fantastic album, back to front. Just saw them live and they were excellent.
I like this. Am I high?
wow...these guys continue to both mesmerize and energize me...a lot of interesting things going on in this...I have to say it seems mighty excellent and intriguing at first listen!