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Pete Yorn — Life on a Chain
Album: Musicforthemorningafter
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Released: 2003
Length: 3:43
Plays (last 30 days): 1
I live on a chain
And you share the same last name
As a joke
I sent a bottle of whiskey
As you choked
You said it made you feel dirty
And I was waiting over here for life to begin
I was looking for the new thing
And you were the sunshine
Headed my front-line
I was alone
You were just around the corner from me.

Time alone is good
I spend my days in the city
Dirty neighborhood
You know you'll never convince me
So I sold the town away
I couldn't wait to forget you
Was killed in half a day
I hadn't time to regret you
And I was waiting over here for life to begin
I was looking for the new thing
And you were the sunshine
Headed my front line
I was alone
You were just around the corner from me.
Yeah

I, I'm still on the chain
And you
Had the same last name
As a joke I sent a bottle of whiskey
As you choked
You said it made you feel dirty
Waiting over here, for life to begin,
Still looking for the new thing
And you were the sunshine
Headed my front-line
I was alone
You were just around the corner from me.
Yeah

You are the sunshine
Headed my front-line
Just around the corner from me
You were
You are the sunshine
Headed my front-line
Just around the corner from me
Just around the corner from me
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This was a staple in my family's car CD rotation when growing up, happy memories! 
 Pound33 wrote:

Pete Yorn is one of those guys I heard a little of back in the day and decided was mediocre pap. I really like this song, though, so now I have to reevaluate. Curse you, RP!



i may have to revisit, too. i think this is my fav by him and there may be one other one i remember really liking. but, time to reevaluate!
great album and artist!
Pete Yorn is one of those guys I heard a little of back in the day and decided was mediocre pap. I really like this song, though, so now I have to reevaluate. Curse you, RP!
Rocking!
 TerryS wrote:
People want music the morning after?
 
Before, during and after
People want music the morning after?
Great album.
 zedstation wrote:
Wow, seriously? In that they are both classified as music?


Well, there's bass and drums - I think both songs have electric guitars too.  It's just shameful.
{#Wink}
Adequate song from a brilliant album.
Great song. Unique to my ear. Keep it coming Bill.
 Proclivities wrote:

Yeah, sounds exactly like it.

 
Wow, seriously? In that they are both classified as music?
 xtinejulia wrote:
Yikes!  Retread of T-Heads' "Life during Wartime"  Bigtime!

 
Yeah, sounds exactly like it.
Still dancing {#Jump}
God I love this song so much! And him. One of my all time faves...even had my 3 year old dancing with me to that one while cooking dinner.
Love this song and him so much!  Not sure why everybody doesn't know him!  Never will get tired of it.  Thanks Radio P!
One of my fave albums
 msturgis wrote:
I love this song so much!  Just cranked it up in the kitchen and danced with my toddler.  The whole album is so great.

 
I'm with you on this one. {#Dance}   Great song.
I love this song so much!  Just cranked it up in the kitchen and danced with my toddler.  The whole album is so great.
Great album! Love this tune! Glad to hear it on RP - haven't before....

Not hearing near as often just makes it that much more enjoyable!{#Cheers}


I am thinking this isn't aging well.
 Walrus_Gumbo wrote:

Right you are! Judy in Disguise, I thought the same thing.

 

Between John Fred's & Gary Lewis's band, there sure were a lot of Rockin' Playboys in the 60's!


Whoa... blast from the past. Saw him at Bottom of the Hill in SF back in the day. GREAT show.
How nostalgic! Another one of the original RP rotation songs!{#Cheers}
I have this CD, and I love every song on it. I'm not the best candidate for objectivity, so I'll just say that every Pete Yorn song gets a 9 from me unless otherwise noted. {#Sunny}
 Walrus_Gumbo wrote:

Right you are! Judy in Disguise, I thought the same thing.

 

I'm hearing it too, now that you mention it.
pete's good.
greyfin10 wrote:

You know... Monkimus Prime... he morphed into a yellow gorilla I think.

xkolibuul wrote:


They had a prime?

OOoooooo, nice greyfin10- Alliteration, pun and obscure reference to the Sid and Marty Kroft's Banana Splits Saturday morning cash in on the Monkees phenomena. Pete Yorn is perhaps the best indie singer songwriter to get instant sales and representation due to nepotism.

meydele wrote:
I wouldn't kick him out of bed for eating crackers. That said, I swear the bass line in this song is a direct lift from "Judy in Disguise". Not that this is bad - I always liked that song. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judy_in_Disguise

Right you are! Judy in Disguise, I thought the same thing.

I've never heard this song. I like it!{#Dancingbanana}

And I was waiting over here for life to begin
I was looking for the new thing
And you were the sunshine heading my front-line
I was alone, you were just around the corner from me



Singalicious.


yucky annoying music
Okay - I'm just going to say it — could Pete be any more yummy?  Oh, and he can write and sing, too!  {#Heartkiss}
 evansdad wrote:
Great tune...brings me back to the days of living in Austin, Texas listening to KGSR...that's BRP (Before Radio Paradise). {#Yes}
 

We're still here!
I like this whole CD.  Still play it from time to time.  It has good energy. {#Sunny}
Great tune...brings me back to the days of living in Austin, Texas listening to KGSR...that's BRP (Before Radio Paradise). {#Yes}
 contractor07 wrote:
I dig the hidden track on this album, can't remember the name, one of the tunes ends and there is silence for 30 seconds then a new tune starts, great song, but the track number does not change.
 
Isn't it "A Girl Like You"?

Yikes!  Retread of T-Heads' "Life during Wartime"  Bigtime!
I dig the hidden track on this album, can't remember the name, one of the tunes ends and there is silence for 30 seconds then a new tune starts, great song, but the track number does not change.
...the morningafterwhat?   {#Roflol}
 matt! wrote:
jamm: I think Pete's backing band are the band called Minibar.
 

Is that true?  I like Pete alright, but Minibar is a great band.  I have about half a dozen song of theirs on my i-pod.  Hmmm...must investigate this further.

You know... Monkimus Prime... he morphed into a yellow gorilla I think.

 xkolibuul wrote:


They had a prime?
 


this brings the memories of new hampshire 2000 flooding back.
Love it!
ahh.... relationships
 sikander wrote:
—-actually Peter Yorn was never in the Monkees- he was born after the Monkees had passed their prime. It was Peter Tork, who was in the Monkees
 
They had a prime?
very very niceeee
I really love this song, it reminds me of so many people and places, never get sick of it...
sikander wrote:
---actually Peter Yorn was never in the Monkees- he was born after the Monkees had passed their prime. It was Peter Tork, who was in the Monkees
An here's some more trivia: the mother of Tork's bandmate Mike Nesmith invented Liquid Paper, whihc she sold to Gillette for close to $50 million. Whew! Memory almost full!
Good rock and roll. What more do you want?
jamm: I think Pete's backing band are the band called Minibar.
sikander wrote:
---actually Peter Yorn was never in the Monkees- he was born after the Monkees had passed their prime. It was Peter Tork, who was in the Monkees
Yorn/Tork---close enough!! At least their last names kind of sound alike (if not their voices). I'd love to here Pete Yorn cover "Your Auntie Grizelda" on his next album...
EssexTex wrote:
He doesn't look old enough to have been in the Monkees!
---actually Peter Yorn was never in the Monkees- he was born after the Monkees had passed their prime. It was Peter Tork, who was in the Monkees
KermitDfrog wrote:
Pete's opening on the Crowded House tour
I saw him with Crowded House last week in Mpls & it was awesome! Pete gave quite the show-what a talented band he has with him. Crowded House was superb also!
He doesn't look old enough to have been in the Monkees!
This is one of only a few CDs that I have bought when it was released without any real familiarity with the artist/music. This one was based purely on reviews and recommendations. Thankfully, it worked out!
Pete's opening on the Crowded House tour
lild wrote:
So much fun in concert... and so lovely to look at too - what more could you ask for?!
I wouldn't kick him out of bed for eating crackers. That said, I swear the bass line in this song is a direct lift from "Judy in Disguise". Not that this is bad - I always liked that song. https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Judy_in_Disguise
I like you Pete Yorn.
great
Mi toes a tapp'n ....
Saw him in a free concert in Annapolis put on by WRNR. Go see him! Awesome!
So much fun in concert... and so lovely to look at too - what more could you ask for?!
YEA BILL!!!!!!!!!! Awesome!
meydele wrote:
This sounds so much like an oldie called "Judy in Disguise" (or something phonetically very similar. . .)
I never noticed that. They are both peppy, I guess I just didnt notice because of the lack of horns in Yorn's song. BTW, to here this song and see a guy dressed as an alien dance to it, check out Youtube...where else?!(click here)
This sounds so much like an oldie called "Judy in Disguise" (or something phonetically very similar. . .)
I lost all respect of certain swedish artist after I found out he ripped this song off, note for note, without giving any credit to Pete Yorn. Bleh. I much rather stick with the original, which rocks!
LOVE IT!!!
Pete Yorn is doing a $5 show in Columbus next Friday, but I waited too long to buy tickets. I could just kick myself for not moving on that one faster!
Sobient wrote:
Heard this like 2-3 years ago. Still as good as it were back then, and I keep listening to it now and then...
me, too. and YUM, he's delicious.
Darlington wrote:
Think I read somewhere that he has a new CD/album coming out this year - but could be wrong on that.
His new album 'Nightcrawler' came out at the end of August.
Its sleating and snowing out in a drear Jersey town, but this song makes me think of sunny days in the city.
BradAl wrote:
Easily one of the best pop CDs of the last few years, I think. Wish Day I Forgot lived up to the standards he set (somehow a song titled burrito just didn't "do it" for me)... is there anything new coming from him, its been a year or two hasn't it?
Think I read somewhere that he has a new CD/album coming out this year - but could be wrong on that.
I loved this song the first time I heard it several years ago. Still haven't changed my opinion. I enjoyed half of Pete's first album, tolerated the other half as there was a bit of 'sameness' to the individual songs. Second album, as a whole, I like better from beginning to end.
Oh, Yeti Porn. Yeah, it does make a person feel silly, doesn't it? Love Pete Yorn, this song, and this CD. In fact, it's in my car right now - been listening to it pretty much nonstop for a week.
Heard this for like 2-3 years ago. Still as good as it were back then, and I keep listening to it now and then. Appelling soundpresentation, 9/10.
..." you were the sunshine in my FROG LEGS??" ...
Front line.
Easily one of the best pop CDs of the last few years, I think. Wish Day I Forgot lived up to the standards he set (somehow a song titled burrito just didn't "do it" for me)... is there anything new coming from him, its been a year or two hasn't it?
jasonv wrote:
Love love love this album. His follow-up is a little too close to this one, but if you think of it as a double-album, it works pretty well.
I didn't know he had a follow-up album out. Thanks for the "heads up," man!
Saw this dude live at the 9:30 (DC) a couple years back and it was a great show.
Love love love this album. His follow-up is a little too close to this one, but if you think of it as a double-album, it works pretty well.
One of my favorite albums. Yes, very underrated artist. Laurie
beelzebubba wrote:
damn! heard the scratchy record at the beginning and thought it was going to be JC singing "When the Man Comes Around"
Ha, you beat me to it ! This and the previous comment about "Judy in disguise". Oh wait... I've already said that :)
damn! heard the scratchy record at the beginning and thought it was going to be JC singing "When the Man Comes Around"
"Judy in Disguise w/ Glasses" bass riff. I guess everything really does come back in some form or another.
..." you were the sunshine in my FROG LEGS??" ...
Time37 wrote:
I am not sure if I can give this any Joe Bob awards, but I think I know the inspiration... or perhaps the video. It has something to do with Eddie Vedder and Steve Martin doing doughnuts (brodies?) in the Duke Boys' orange General Lee in a big happy field of daisies. OK... 3 laughing Joe Bobs
Please illuminate me. Is this the same Joe Bob that I used to read in the Drive In Movie Reviews in the Dallas Observer back in the early nineties? As in Joe Bob Briggs? Our down home boy who can make you laugh out loud no matter what?
8)
Can't stand this song. Whiney and repetitive. And a corny, everybody's done that before melody line. Reminds me of a yo-yo or scratched record on the "JUST arOUND the CORner FROM me" line. No more, please!
This one speaks to the post-divorce happy time when I finally met my future who literally (coincidentally) was "just around the corner from me" in a couple different ways. Great song! Great Artist (so underrated)! Great Live! Great CDs...we love it, we love it, we love it! Let's hear the "burrito song" from his newest CD next!!
one riff sounds sort of beach boys to me.
Great song to wake up this sleepy listener after lunch!
Originally Posted by rgj13: Maybe I'm just in a really silly mood, but I almost fell out of my chair from laughing so hard at this. Joe Bob gives you 5 little laughing heads:
Nope. That really is some funny shite.
i\'m gonna go ahead and be blunt...this song kicks major ass!!!!!!!!
Is it me or is there a guitar riff buried in there, from, \"Judy in disguise\" by John Fred & His Playboy Band ?
Originally Posted by rgj13: Maybe I'm just in a really silly mood, but I almost fell out of my chair from laughing so hard at this. Joe Bob gives you 5 little laughing heads:
Good to know that the "Joe Bob" awards are now airing here at Radio Paradise. We need to celebrate laughter Way to go Rgj.
Originally Posted by talus: Just bouht this CD Because of hearing it on RP. The whole album is pretty decent.
Agreed. I've been trying to find the single version of "Strange Condition", which has Peter Buck on guitar.
I love this song. put mr. yorn on the map as far as i\'m concerned
Originally Posted by bendoh: Ya know if you switch the first letters of "Pete Yorn" you end up with "Yete Porn", which is almost like "Yeti Porn" Ahh, Yeti Porn..
Maybe I'm just in a really silly mood, but I almost fell out of my chair from laughing so hard at this. Joe Bob gives you 5 little laughing heads:
Ya know if you switch the first letters of \"Pete Yorn\" you end up with \"Yete Porn\", which is almost like \"Yeti Porn\" Ahh, Yeti Porn..
Just bouht this CD Because of hearing it on RP. The whole album is pretty decent.
This is the first time I\'ve heard \"Life on a Chain\" and I really like it. I\'m not a regular listener of Radio Paradise, so I guess I wouldn\'t mind hearing it once in a while, but it seems like many people don\'t care for it\'s current rotation level. Oh well