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Ray LaMontagne — In My Own Way
Album: Ouroboros
Avg rating:
7.6

Your rating:
Total ratings: 5044









Released: 2016
Length: 6:35
Plays (last 30 days): 6
Lock the door
Draw the shades
Close my eyes
I'm miles away

I'll spend the day
In my own way

Count the hours
Mark the days,
Underneath it all
The rising swirling
Of the waves

I'll spend the day
In my own way

All the plans
That were made
Let them die
Let them fade

I'll spend the day
In my own way

Please understand
I'm only human

After all's said and done
Only here a moment and
The moment's gone

I'll spend the day
In my own way

Please understand
I'm only human
At times I fail
At times at fault

Don't break your back
Tryin to carry
Weight of the world
Can't please them all

Lock the door
Draw the shades,
Close my eyes
I'm miles away

I'll spend the day
In my own way
I'll spend the day
In my own way
I'll spend the day
In my own way
Comments (249)add comment
It’s not Depression.
It’s RESToration. 

While the masses are out hoarding every moment of summer, marking territory at the beach, or squeezing into festival lines, maybe loading the family into the RV to spend hours in crawling traffic, or standing with their mountain bikes, waiting for a lift ~ there’s nothing wrong with sitting solo in the shade somewhere and just BEing.
Acceptable.
I like that this sounds nothing like Pink Floyd.
 alexandersmcmillan wrote:


At the time of writing, 48% of the songs you've rated have been a 10. The next most frequent rating is 1, with a 17% share of all songs you've rated. You seem to either love or hate what you hear, with little room in between . When someone sees that you've rated Van Morrison's "Astral Weeks" a 1, and rated Red Hot Chili Peppers' "21st Century" a 10, it's difficult to give your opinions on the value of a song any consideration. Having said that, I'm curious to know if you suffer from head trauma. Or perhaps you're hearing impaired. Well now, hang on a minute - I see in another of your peevish comments that you mistook "whiny" for "whinny." That explains it. You're a HORSE!!! 


remind me not to piss you off! 
Us and Them!
Raaayyy! Just like Yaaaayyy! Love this.
For me very close to Alan Parsons Project, off course like Pink Floyd 
 itsme_bygolly wrote:



Spot on.


Mayby Alan Parsons?
 unclehud wrote:

Well, a good buddy of mine died last month at age 57.   You never know how long your earthly future will be, so grab as many of those moments that you can.


Lost a buddy yesterday.

I'm 77, he was 54. 

There's no telling when your ending's come.

Live today like it's your last time to say 'Love you, ' to whomever that might be for you...
 philonair wrote:
After a few years my 8 rating became a 9 today! I love this song!

Egg-zactly. 

Reminds me of Pink Floyd from Meddle and/or DSOTM. 
Great album found through RP.Amazing sound fidelity.Why big well known bands are recording so poor?
After a few years my 8 rating became a 9 today! I love this song!
 SorchaZentropa wrote:





Oh my goodness now I really wish that David Gilmour would have covered this at some point. This is already a 10 for me, I can only imagine what his unleashed guitar and vocals could have done to this song! 
Sounds so much like Pink Floyd from Meddle.
Tears running down my cheeks as I leave the hills of North Wales heading back to normality. Such a beautiful track.
Beside all, this guitar makes it.
It’s smooth. Is all. Surrender to that. And, then walk away. With. whatever…
 maboleth wrote:

Trash song, such annoying voice. Can't believe it has 7,5! Shocked, to say the least.


With the help of your negative post, the avg rating has gone up to 7.6 now with 4434 total rates....which means I'll go +1 to 11 today!  LLRP
reminds me so much of Pink Floyd Meddle album there is something about it.
Blood pressure dropping………..
That guitar tone! Coupled with Ray's voice, gorgeous! 
I like this song.  I'm still adjusting to retirement.
 maboleth wrote:

Trash song, such annoying voice. Can't believe it has 7,5! Shocked, to say the least.



At the time of writing, 48% of the songs you've rated have been a 10. The next most frequent rating is 1, with a 17% share of all songs you've rated. You seem to either love or hate what you hear, with little room in between . When someone sees that you've rated Van Morrison's "Astral Weeks" a 1, and rated Red Hot Chili Peppers' "21st Century" a 10, it's difficult to give your opinions on the value of a song any consideration. Having said that, I'm curious to know if you suffer from head trauma. Or perhaps you're hearing impaired. Well now, hang on a minute - I see in another of your peevish comments that you mistook "whiny" for "whinny." That explains it. You're a HORSE!!! 
This is SO Pink Floyd that I hope somewhere he acknowledges it as a tribute. If so, thumbs up. 👍
I don't see how this can be anything but a 10.
 TheKing2 wrote:

Did Gilmour produce this?




Spot on.
Pink Floyd comes to mind!
Peaceful
Did Gilmour produce this?
I do not often rate songs with a 10 because I reserve those for special songs that really touch me to my core. But this song by Ray takes me somewhere deep, it takes me to memories that I only recall when I hear this song.....good memories of my childhood when life seemed to innocent and trouble free. Thank you for this Ray. This song is the very definition of perfect (in my opinion). And a big thanks to RP for introducing me to Ray.
Please make a PTA button...Play This Again.  Damn...what a song.
 Dr_Ross wrote:

I'd suggest to Ray that there's more out there than Pink Floyd.

It would be nicer if he could 'Breathe in the Air' more quietly!

I love that dirty guitar, then it's all pritty n'nat.
Dreamy
 Dr_Ross wrote:

I'd suggest to Ray that there's more out there than Pink Floyd.




I guess you haven't listened to much of Ray.
 radiotoe wrote:

<snip, snip>  ... but as I enter the part of life where my earthly future is very likely shorter than my past, wow .... how the words and atmosphere of this song resonate for me. 


Well, a good buddy of mine died last month at age 57.   You never know how long your earthly future will be, so grab as many of those moments that you can.
A welcome (and necessary) 'speed of life' adjustment from Mr. LaMontagne.
I'd suggest to Ray that there's more out there than Pink Floyd.
Eine Mischung aus Pink Floyd und Neil Young. Gut geklaut.
This is one of the best albums of the last 10 years or so. The entire album reminds me of driving late night in Laurel canyon to Malibu and dreamily remembering my childhood at my grandparents in the Florida sand - walking, laughing, surfing.
 Rockit999 wrote:

I am floating away in my big pillowy bed with marshmallow treats, Bailey's on ice & a Bowl on my side table ready for fire. What is the only thing I am missing?



A shot of insulin prepped?
 DrLex wrote:

News flash: the entire rest of the world is not identical to you. Luckily.


lol well put
 sunybuny wrote:


yep. me too.


yep. me three.
Ray LaMontagne trying to give Pink Floyd a run for their money.
I am floating away in my big pillowy bed with marshmallow treats, Bailey's on ice & a Bowl on my side table ready for fire. What is the only thing I am missing?
Perhaps this is the exact opposite of what it should be (or should have been), but as I enter the part of life where my earthly future is very likely shorter than my past, wow .... how the words and atmosphere of this song resonate for me. 

Don't know  exactly why, but this song always makes me think of summer evenings at my childhood home, relaxing in a hammock and watching fireflies as the sun set.  
 radioparadise9 wrote:
 
 
Bill (and Rebecca) turned a LOT of people onto a lot of interesting artists and music.

I am one of them.




 
For those picking up on some whiffs of Pink Floyd, check out Rays cover of Goodbye Blue Sky!
Ouroboros - symbol of a snake eating it's own tail - a circle of light around an orange planet.
Reminds me of Luna.
Sometimes this lounge music is just right.
 intheworks wrote:


Your kidding! Right?

Whose kidding?
 nomnol wrote:


Posted 5 years ago by maboleth:Trash song, such annoying voice. Can't believe it has 7,5! Shocked, to say the least.



A fine example of polar opposite opinions.        



They do NOT need to meet...
Love me some Ray.
 jtessier1841 wrote:

gorgeous dreamy song - really brings me to a peaceful place and love the twangy/spacey guitar



Posted 5 years ago by maboleth:Trash song, such annoying voice. Can't believe it has 7,5! Shocked, to say the least.



A fine example of polar opposite opinions.        
 SorchaZentropa wrote:
The missing track from Dark Side of the Moon.

See I always thought DSM was an innovative, unique and interesting album, so this wouldn't fit at all.

Transformed, transported, and elevated .... every time I hear this song
I have to say, I have new found appreciation for this man’s work. I’m also a huge Jim James/MMJ fan. MMJ is on my life list of favorite bands, in fact. This combination of talent created this excellent sound, but Mr. LaMontagne makes the song. It simply takes me places, and for me, that’s a measure of a great song. 
As much as I’m enthralled with this song, the last two songs on this album, A Murmuration of Starlings > Wouldn’t it Make a Lovely Photograph will blow your mind. All comparisons to Pink Floyd are justified, and it’s beautiful.  
Pink Floyd
Wow, this hits me hard right now. I suppose I needed to hear the message...
This track reminds me of the tourist by Radiohead.
shades of Pink Floyd's Meddle - and that's fine by me!
Sounds a little like Pink Floyd's "Breathe" off Dark Side I think.  No?
Brilliant fucking album production!!!
Just looked at the lyrics.  They are elegantly sparse.   Great fit with the music.

The message reminded me of another "make the world go away" song I enjoyed as a kid – the Beatles "I'm Only Sleeping".
 michael.wagner91 wrote:

Bought the vinyl for just this one song. Am a Lamontagne-fan anyways, but this one just blew me away/took me in.. it‘s the sound that suits him.




me too!  Thanks again RP.
 willjay wrote:

ok song, but all of his stuff sounds the same.



Your kidding! Right?
 willjay wrote:

ok song, but all of his stuff sounds the same.




? Try cotton buds.
ok song, but all of his stuff sounds the same.
guitar tone is awesome...
I'm listening to this online course in Science of  Well-Being from Yale:  https://www.coursera.org/learn...

However, this song does the job in 16 bars.
 kusljic wrote:

I really thought it's Pink Floyd




In the first few bars that is what I was thinking.
9 for now but surely moving up soon.
Bought the vinyl for just this one song. Am a Lamontagne-fan anyways, but this one just blew me away/took me in.. it‘s the sound that suits him.
This album is an epic masterpiece.- Jim James is a wizard.
 radioparadise9 wrote:
 
 
Bill (and Rebecca) turned a LOT of people onto a lot of interesting artists and music.

I am one of them.


Ditto....LLRP & Bill and Rebecca 😁✌️
Love the tone of the electric guitar on this track
I really thought it's Pink Floyd
Love this song! ❣️
This is giving me memories of warm summer evenings listening to The Alan Parsons Project.  Dreaminess.
Us & Them.
9 -> 10

Very unique album from Mr. LaMontagne
 cob427uk1 wrote:
Definitely hearing Pink Floyd influences. Love it.
 
Mixed with early My Morning Jacket
 DrLex wrote:

News flash: the entire rest of the world is not identical to you. Luckily.
 
Based on the 2 down-votes (to go against 52 up), apparently there is one other person identical to the OP.
MAN!  I was SO certain that this was by a Pink Floyd alumna.
 NeilBlanchard wrote:
Nice.

I am not sure what the ouroboros reference is, though? A snake eating its own tail ... am I missing something?
 
It represents infinity. 
Nice.

I am not sure what the ouroboros reference is, though? A snake eating its own tail ... am I missing something?
 uksminas wrote:
 
very much this
I love his voice and his moody music. Good fit for Covid times.
I saw Ray 2 years ago and i was an 8 listener. 
unfortunately this was all he had. Ray has no concert rock in his repertoire and I sleep th
Excellent vocal timbre - mellow and confident, passion and power, acoustic and electric, soft and not so ....
 h8rhater wrote:


More Floyd influences in Ray's latest album.
 
More a Gilmour influence than a Water's one.
This would explain why the entire album works so well!

From the WP entry: "He cited the Talk Talk album Spirit of Eden as stylistically similar to his vision of an unstructured, free-flowing album."
This certainly shares a lot with "Us and Them", but I'm willing to throw in a healthy helping of "Make It with You" by Bread. I like it quite a lot.
  "pink floyd cover"...
 Drewrawk wrote:
Cool Pink FLoyd type vibe- 
 
Agree. I love Ray.
Makes me sleepy. Good in the night, not so good in the morning!
 uksminas wrote:
 
I like this but the face plant is too fast for the song's tempo.
The album: Ouroboros.  You could look it up:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/...
Run, rabbit, run.....
Cool Pink FLoyd type vibe- 
 cob427uk1 wrote:
Definitely hearing Pink Floyd influences. Love it.
 
sounds like it because it is PF - from Meddle
 lbmoretti wrote:
Could hear it nonstop forever...
 
Good song but I would not go that far:)
Could hear it nonstop forever...
Can't stop headbanging ferociously.
Cool tune.
Well I like him...  Yes a Floyd fan too
I'm with the "sounds like Pink Floyd" group.  I like relaxing tunes but this one doesn't do it for me.
 SorchaZentropa wrote:

My thoughts exactly!

 

Why does this guy infuriate me so? He seems harmless enough.
One of the best tracks on this amazing album.
 Sunman wrote:
Looks like I'm not the only one hearing Pink Floyd.
 
No, at least 22 other people have seen fit to bring that up.  So far it's about 16% of all the comments for this song.

maboleth wrote:Trash song, such annoying voice. Can't believe it has 7,5! Shocked, to say at least.
 
DrLex wrote:

News flash: the entire rest of the world is not identical to you. Luckily.
 

15 upvotes.   1 downvote.  Undoubtedly from the OP.  Seems they are regularly the outlier.
something of a David Gilmour / On an Island feel to this.. me likey likey :)
8 to 9, this song keeps getting better with each hearing.
Better suited for Mellow mix...
Such a beautiful tune, and I loooove the guitar.
 cob427uk1 wrote:
Definitely hearing Pink Floyd influences. Love it.
 

More Floyd influences in Ray's latest album.
Slowe Burnere
Definitely hearing Pink Floyd influences. Love it.