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Ray LaMontagne — In My Own Way
Album: Ouroboros
Avg rating:
7.5

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Total ratings: 3253









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 (192)add comment
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 😁✌️
We all need some time and space for ourselves. Great song about that.
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. 
Listening to this at 3 in the afternoon....


Tom And Jerry Insomnia GIF - TomAndJerry Insomnia Sleepy ...
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.
 thewiseking wrote:
Wasn't Floyd bland, dull, lifeless and pretentious enough? 
 

damn! that's a burn.  whew.
or...wait.. is that a whiff of delicious sarcasm?
mmmmmm, sarcasm.
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.
Bit of Darkside of the Moon going on?
Normally enjoy Ray but this one’s really hard to like.
I saw a blood moon like that off my balcony last night, how fitting.
gorgeous dreamy song - really brings me to a peaceful place and love the twangy/spacey guitar
 On_The_Beach wrote:
 
Thats it. Thanks!
channeling Allan Parsons
So love this song.... and I'm not necessarily a RLm fan... but this song stops me cold and reduces the anxiety level by a factor of 5.
Thanks Bill.
 icuski2 wrote:
I like it but you play it too often Richard. Please don't ruin it. Thx!
 
Who tf is Richard? The one and only William Goldsmith, amazing song-stringer in Paradise, is not a Dick, if that's what you were trying to say.  I hope you were just confused, and if so, my apologies. and if you weren't stfu.
I've heard this song for years now  and didn't know how good the lyrics were because I never looked them up.   They are a reprieve for faithless dying idealists. {#Boohoo}  How can you not like Ray on this station?   Trouble and Supernova are great albums.
I find this pleasantly Pink Floyd-y

12/28/19- boy, I blurted out that comment without noticing it had already been made. and I see that it has been echoed since.

Still really like this song.
 Steely_D wrote:
Dangit. Every time I hear something come on RP and I think "that's nice" it's this freakin LaMontagne guy.

This is how BillG got me turned on to Poe, Elbow, and some others. I suppose capitulation is inevitable.
 
Bill (and Rebecca) turned a LOT of people onto a lot of interesting artists and music.

I am one of them.

 icuski2 wrote:
I like it but you play it too often Richard. Please don't ruin it. Thx!
 

Richard?

"you play it too often" Plays (last 30 days): 3 (thus, once every 10 days)

Are you a clueless visitor from Planet Trump?

 icuski2 wrote:
I like it but you play it too often Richard. Please don't ruin it. Thx!
 

 maboleth wrote:

I'd give zero if I could for this, mostly because of his thin, pretentious and whinny vocals.
 
Really?  A zero?  For this beautiful little piece of music?
 luc.huyghebaert@gmail.com wrote:
Sorry, but this is no Floyd. Possibly an OK track but played far too often on RP. Rating 7, but played as if it was a 10, which makes it a 4. Sorry!

 
Hmmmm, should I trust your judgement on whether this is played too often, or Bill's?  Decisions, decisions.

Oh.  Actually that was pretty easy.

By the way ... who are you apologizing to?
Ray LaMontagne has a voice that has a way of creeping into my skull and rolling around. I enjoy his texture-ey mellow-dys !
 luc.huyghebaert@gmail.com wrote:
Sorry, but this is no Floyd. Possibly an OK track but played far too often on RP. Rating 7, but played as if it was a 10, which makes it a 4. Sorry!

 
I'd give zero if I could for this, mostly because of his thin, pretentious and whinny vocals.
Sorry, but this is no Floyd. Possibly an OK track but played far too often on RP. Rating 7, but played as if it was a 10, which makes it a 4. Sorry!
Ray is fantastic. A great guy too!
This is one of my favorite songs of the last couple of years. Luckily, I keep forgetting about it, so that when it comes on Radio Paradise I get to be surprised and enchanted all over again. 
Definitely a "concept" album. Lots of trippy Pink-Floydy space blues rock. If you like "In My Own Way," you won't likely be disappointed with the rest of the album. I definitely recommend it!

Chumbawamba-1984 wrote:
As commented before, this song is very much into PF-style. Does anyone know how is the rest of the album? Just because as an old fart, I don't buy songs, I purchase physical CDs that come to my door within days, since music stores are almost gone (sobbing) 

 


"How many did he take, Doc?"
"The whole bottle . . . and yet . . . he's still singing".
As commented before, this song is very much into PF-style. Does anyone know how is the rest of the album? Just because as an old fart, I don't buy songs, I purchase physical CDs that come to my door within days, since music stores are almost gone (sobbing) 
Fearlessly the idiot faced the crowd, smiling
Merciless, the magistrate turns 'round, frowning
and who's the fool who wears the crown
Go down in your own way
gotta bump it up. 7>8 soothing song.
 Steely_D wrote:
Dangit. Every time I hear something come on RP and I think "that's nice" it's this freakin LaMontagne guy.

This is how BillG got me turned on to Poe, Elbow, and some others. I suppose capitulation is inevitable.

 
HA!.... I echo the same - this song is cool. And I own a lot of Poe (and Conjure One), Elbow, The National, Editors, Local Natives, the list goes on and on. 
Dangit. Every time I hear something come on RP and I think "that's nice" it's this freakin LaMontagne guy.

This is how BillG got me turned on to Poe, Elbow, and some others. I suppose capitulation is inevitable.
This is new to me as well but Ray LaMontagne has one of those recognizable gifted voices.   
Just tuned in and, hearing this, wanted to see who it was... I'm going more specifically with David Gilmour than with just general PF... So spot on with the segue Bill.
Had not heard this before, really like it.
By the way which one is Pink?
So very Pink of you, Floyd!
Nicely quiet for designing in 3d at 5:00 a.m. NOT good for staying awake! {#Wink}
{#Tongue-out}Had to look at the playlist to see who this was - different for Ray but still love him. 
mellow mood for a Winter Saturday afternoon in the Great White North {#Roflol}
With him doing this raspy breathy whisper schtick, the only thing I think of when he 'sings' "I'll spend the day in my own way" is him in a bubble bath. :-)
Food for my mood.
Smooth as silk.
nicely ambient. early, early morn on a rainy day
mister one day wonder : "be here now" ... way more genius!

ya, the pink Floyd is unavoidable here


Not a huge fan because he's just too laid back, but I did like this cut.
OMG, can he not pick up the pace just a tad? It's a bit of a dirge.
Lovely.  Very talented.  But kinda boring. Musical Seconal.  Next. 
Thought it was a lost Pink Floyd track.  And imagine all the absurdity surrounding the lawsuit over just two seconds of something even vaguely similar to Stairway to Heaven? 
Nice ethereal, atmospheric arrangement, reminds me a bit of his (or his producers?) reverb master-class called "Be Here Now"...great tone on the guitar parts, kind of Neil Young crunchy but smoother.
 musikluvr wrote:
Very Floyd-like. Who would have guessed coming from Ray LaMontagne? I like it.
 
Yes, I agree. Except that I like this more than many Pink Floyd songs.
Ray LaMonPorcupineTree
Very Floyd-like. Who would have guessed coming from Ray LaMontagne? I like it.
nice mellow tune ! thought it was david Gilmore first time I heard it
Been listening to Pink Floyd......
 
 doing just that on this lazy friday afternoon.. {#Music}
 maboleth wrote:
Trash song, such annoying voice. Can't believe it has 7,5! Shocked, to say at least.
 
I'm shocked too ... it should be at least an 8.
Hey guys, this is nice, but it's in pretty heavy rotation, and it's wearing thin...
I like it but you play it too often Richard. Please don't ruin it. Thx!
 Dinges,_the_Dude wrote:

Copy that! I was looking for comments referring to PF
 
Just about every song on the RP playlist has "comments referring to Pink Floyd".  Sometimes it makes sense (like with this tune), other times it seems more like some widespread, delusional, confirmation bias.