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Ray LaMontagne — Airwaves
Album: Supernova
Avg rating:
7

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Total ratings: 1508









Released: 2014
Length: 4:37
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Where're you going Rusty James?
To rumble on miles and change
What you doing Patty Sue?
She says "whatcha thinking?"

I'm coming with you
I'm coming with you

Rolling out of east L.A.
Making our way to Santa Fe
Man, sure do look pretty, she said
Feels so good to get myself out of the city

Through the airwaves
Can't you feel the fall out?
It's in the airwaves
Can't you hear me calling out?

(Help me, help me, jump and shout)
(Help me, help me, jump and shout)
(Help me, help me, jump and shout)
(Help me, help me, jump and shout)

Sitting on Landis Hill
Staring out at Beverly Hills
Everybody moving so fast
Makes you feel like you're already part of the past

Through the airwaves
Can't you feel the fall out?
It's in the airwaves
Can't you hear me calling out?

(Help me, help me, jump and shout)
(Help me, help me, jump and shout)
(Help me, help me, jump and shout)

Where're you going Rusty James?
So rumble on miles and change
What you doing Betty Sue?
She says "whatcha thinking?"

I'm coming with you
I'm coming with you
I'm coming with you

(Help me, help me, jump and shout)
Comments (98)add comment
 Stephen_Phillips wrote:
I must say I have had great amusement reading the comments about misheard lyrics - keep them coming!{#Roflol}
 
Heh  heh jump and shout...but who cares?
Vsn Morrison -sequee Delightful though
Great song, but I liked it better when I thought the lyrics were, "help me, help me, jump the shark"
Such a cool song...  Thanks, RP!
Our modern Van Morrison. Nice work man 👌
 Larrygrrl wrote:
Somehow this hits me right in the sweet spot!  Moved up to a 9 this morning.  Maybe it's the moody rain outside.
 

Sunny here, and not moving it up from my 7... very good one
Somehow this hits me right in the sweet spot!  Moved up to a 9 this morning.  Maybe it's the moody rain outside.
"jump the shark" would be more interesting.
Yes, Van is in there. Is that why I like this song? It's great anyway on its own steam.
It might be due to Kobe Bryant's recent death, though I'm hearing Ray sing "jump shot" over and over....oh well...still a 7...LLRP!!
 Bluenoser wrote:
yup, hearing a bunch of stuff in the, Van Morrison, Beck, I get the Gomez too. I've heard this before but never picked up it was Ray.
 

The first times I heard him I actually thought it was Gomez!
yup, hearing a bunch of stuff in the, Van Morrison, Beck, I get the Gomez too. I've heard this before but never picked up it was Ray.
Quick! Somebody get that guy a respirator!
 expatlar wrote:
I like some of his songs but man, he really milks that 'raspy whisper' schtick.
 
Gets old fast, don't it?
 Proclivities wrote:


I agree, and why would someone whisper "jump and shout" anyhow?
 


My take: it's preceded by "help me" and the song seems to be about a yearning for a feeling in the past and/or the destruction of decent top 40 radio.... like "help me get back to that place with the good music on the radio"
 expatlar wrote:
I like some of his songs but man, he really milks that 'raspy whisper' schtick.
 

I agree, and why would someone whisper "jump and shout" anyhow?
 mardisoninnc wrote:
All I can hear is "ha ha ha ha ha, jump shot."  Basketball on the mind?

 
Those are the words I was singing along - still a great song, tho.
 expatlar wrote:
I like some of his songs but man, he really milks that 'raspy whisper' schtick.
 
Seconded.
It was this song that convinced me he’s the real deal. 
I like Ray LaMontagne, but this song sounds like my cat in it's litterbox.
Not much my cuppa
 dwhayslett wrote:

Crothers?

 
scatman

So sick of him.
I like some of his songs but man, he really milks that 'raspy whisper' schtick.
 tomhodgman wrote:

it's scat, man. 

 
Crothers?
 mardisoninnc wrote:
All I can hear is "ha ha ha ha ha, jump shot."  Basketball on the mind?

 
it's scat, man. 
All I can hear is "ha ha ha ha ha, jump shot."  Basketball on the mind?
I must say I have had great amusement reading the comments about misheard lyrics - keep them coming!{#Roflol}
 PaleOne wrote:
He must be Somewhere Down the Crazy River.

 
Good one!!
He must be Somewhere Down the Crazy River.
My question is, after all this time, did Ray manage to dislodge that hairball?

Decent song, but I really can't get into the haaaaaaaaahp meaah parts.
 Awesome because that is what I heard!

Jelani wrote:
Yeah, really. This tune is bait.
 


 have to agree...interesting production..you can hear his every breath.  wrangler wrote:
really hate this guy breathing right into my ears.  apprecaite his songwriting skills, just don't like listening to his "singing"  {#Cowboy}

 


at first I thought this might be Gomez...
Love this guy - I'm getting a little V Morrison, O Redding, JJ Cale - not a bad mix!!
 DaidyBoy wrote:
Is he saying "Help me jump the shark"? 

 
Yes of course, just as Peter Gabriel sings “my goats like to travel”.
really hate this guy breathing right into my ears.  apprecaite his songwriting skills, just don't like listening to his "singing"  {#Cowboy}
I never get tired of him.
{#Roflol}
He's channeling Van Morrison. 
 DaidyBoy wrote:
Is he saying "Help me jump the shark"? 

 
Lyrics above have it as  "help me help me jump and shout"

though I vote for shark, if it gets Ray  a gig hosting "Shark Week"  :-)
 Webfoot wrote:

I stand corrected.  {#Cheesygrin}

 
...said a man wearing orthopedic shoes.
{#Drummer}
Cannot decide whether Ray is breathy or breathless.
 mrtuba9 wrote:


  Yeah, really. This tune is bait.

Just finished watching "The Gambler". This was used in the closing credits.
Turned on RP, and the first song was this one!
Twice in a row is fine by me.
Ray Rules! 
Kind of sounds like the Belfast Cowboy: Van Morrison. 

Mondegreens aside, Ray LaMontagne seems to have something new and fresh with each album.
fishing fisherman fishermen shark sharks
 DaidyBoy wrote:
Is he saying "Help me jump the shark"? 

 
YEP! :)
 Proclivities wrote:

I'm reasonably sure it is "hat band, hat band, jump the shark" as combined from speculations in two earlier posts.

 
Some musicians are just natural-born mondegreen generators. 
 Proclivities wrote:

I'm reasonably sure it is "hat band, hat band, jump the shark" as combined from speculations in two earlier posts.

 
I stand corrected.  {#Cheesygrin}
Is he saying "Help me jump the shark"? 
hanssachs wrote:

- What? - Help him! Help him! - Help who? - Help the bombardier! - I'm the bombardier, I'm all right. - Then help him. Help him!- Snowden. - What' d he say? - He said, "Snowden". - Snowden's dead.

  Yossarian, is that you?



- What?

- Help him! Help him!

- Help who?

- Help the bombardier!

- I'm the bombardier, I'm all right.

- Then help him. Help him!

- Snowden.

- What' d he say?

- He said, "Snowden".

- Snowden's dead.


 musikluvr wrote:

FYI, you can view the lyrics by clicking on "lyrics" at the top of the comment field. 

He's saying "help me, help me, jump and shout".

 
I'm reasonably sure it is "hat band, hat band, jump the shark" as combined from speculations in two earlier posts.  At least those are better lyrics.
Love {#Daisy}
of course.... it's "jump and shout"

well, damn, you went and spoiled it for me... before, I got to wonder what sort of mechanical, swishy sounding thing-a-ma-jig was making that distantly familiar sound...

Okay... I knew I've heard that beat before somewhere..... Yerba Buena — Electric Boogaloo
 dnorden wrote:
Jeez that whispering thing is irritating.

 

But not as bad as his gravelly moaning from his previous releases.
 Webfoot wrote:

"Hat band, hat band, jumps on out?"

 
FYI, you can view the lyrics by clicking on "lyrics" at the top of the comment field. 

He's saying "help me, help me, jump and shout".
Very nice. This album is remarkably good, and I'm not a huge Ray fan.
Man was he good last weekend!
Van Morrison Jr.
I'm glad this gets played now and then. I get to try out the PSD button in the player. Didn't someone think to have a chat with Ray before this album was released and suggest that it's not a very good follow on for the many fans he gained with his last effort?
Are you sure he's whispering something? Wouldn't it be a kind of personal sound effects?

But I like it, not a usual use of rythm and voice.
 tulfan wrote:


I'm hearing "jump and shout"...

 
"Hat band, hat band, jumps on out?"
 miahfost wrote:


hahe, hahe, jump shot

 

I'm hearing "jump and shout"...
Great hook quite a change for him. 
I like it  
Hmmm, pretty mediocre Ray LaMontagne. Not one of his better efforts.
And who is this Rusty James person?
 jamm wrote:


I agree ... and what is he saying?


 

hahe, hahe, jump shot
I've had this album for over a month and haven't been that impressed. Then I hear one of the tracks on RP and—presto—that old "radio" magic is back!

Why do things sound different when they're Blessed by Bill
 dnorden wrote:
Jeez that whispering thing is irritating.

 

I agree ... and what is he saying?

Is it working on the railroad or the chain gang?
 iam_overlord wrote:
Is he singing "hey-hey, hey-hey, jump the shark!" ?

 
Brilliant. It certainly has.
 dnorden wrote:
Jeez that whispering thing is irritating.

 
Totally.
Jeez that whispering thing is irritating.

Does this represent a new sound for Ray? Whatever it is I certainly like it.


 iam_overlord wrote:
Is he singing "hey-hey, hey-hey, jump the shark!" ?

 
{#Lol}  I assume he was not, but that's what I hear now.
My wife works on a ward where they all sound like this.  Good music, though.  I like this guy's stuff.  Trying new sounds.  Nice to listen to.

 

Bought the album. Played it several times.  Songs seem similar and my mind wanders off.

I hear a single here and think Hmmm and look up to be surprised...

Glad I bought it thru RP... If you're buying CDs or MP3... Smart thing is to buy thru RP and benefit everyone...


 msymmes wrote:


Same here !
 

 
second listen now......liking this even more  {#Daisy}
 

Jannne wrote:
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             ..like this very much on first listen...  {#Clap}  thank you  !!

 

Same here !
 
I like that he's constantly changing his sound, looking for new stuff.
Sounds like a bulldog struggling for breath.
his best work since "Trouble"
Ok, I like this much more than Supernova.  A friend said this is really a concept album that deserves a straight through listen.  Like when they used to make 'em in the "old days!!!"  So jury still out for me....

OOH has he learned how to breathe?

Better.


Is he singing "hey-hey, hey-hey, jump the shark!" ?
He sounds like he's being strangled, poor fellow.
Never heard this guy before - worth much more than his current rating, I give him a 7.5 at least.

 
.

             ..like this very much on first listen...  {#Clap}  thank you  !!
If he didn't sing, this wouldn't be half bad. 
 govna wrote:
Was half expecting to hear a Michael Jackson "SHA-mo" in there somewhere.

 


...groovy.... on a summer afternoon ....
Was half expecting to hear a Michael Jackson "SHA-mo" in there somewhere.
Very nice retro sound.