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Aaron English — The Lullaby of Loneliness
Album: All the Waters of This World
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6.2

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Total ratings: 503









Released: 2004
Length: 4:19
Plays (last 30 days): 0
I'm alone with what's left of my life
while the moon cuts the night like a knife
I am starved as the sigh of the stars
you're the pulse in the rhythm of the hours
turned to years but the night never ends
you heal me you open the wounds again
and any promise of dawn of day
is so far so far away
the lullaby of loneliness
the lullaby of loneliness


just a sick little trick of the light
just the moon rolling cold through the lips of the night
just a whisper like smoke on the tongue
dying words of a distant sun
just the murmur of fire in the vein
just the winding of time on its chain
just the shadows the longing the deep
of your song but it won't bring me sleep
the lullaby of loneliness
the lullaby of loneliness

the night wears your face
the night wears your face
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Pretentious drivel.
Mmmm. Nope, still a mess of a song.
This is painful.
Great song!  Kind of Peter Gabriel-ish.
I like this.
The voice is a bit reminiscent of Paul Young from the 80's. 
 laozilover wrote:
I Give the song an 8. {#Clap} Comments are the usual schlockfest.
 

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The techno of Fever Ray, the vocals of Iron and Wine, the ethereal wuftiness of Dead Can Dance...

Yep, I like it. Might need a couple more listens to rate it, but tentatively, I'll give it a 7.
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I Give the song an 8. {#Clap} Comments are the usual schlockfest.

Great album cover. The song? Ok I give it 5.
Like it; downloaded it. an 8
heard it back in 2004-5 or so, and it's still a nice recap back to the days of memories.
yep..... 
groovin' with this one... `relating` as well...

            


If by "Lullaby" you mean "rip-off" and Loneliness you mean "Enigma" then I get it.
WORKS!!!
ndanger666 wrote:
And if I never here this again, it will be too soon. (With a tune like this, no wonder he's lonely :whistle: )
Tough crowd here, although it's a little hard to take them seriously when they spell like that. I like this tune. I'm gonna download it.
Reminiscent of the mighty King Crimson, till the bridge at least.
LOVE THIS TRACK. Thanks.
Shesdifferent wrote:
Hauntingly appropriate.
Appropriately haunting.
Contaminator wrote:
Sounds pretty Peter Gabrielish. But fine tune, though
Thought the same exact thing.
Sounds pretty Peter Gabrielish. But fine tune, though
Interesting and relaxing, I would say.
Music's good. Voice's bad.
As other's said, I'm hearing a good bit of Robbie Robertson's 'Music for the Native Americans' thrown a bit further into the atmosphere on this. I like Robbie a lot better, but on first listen I like this.
Yeah but after the CCR through Hiatt set, these are cleansing.
Farquwaar wrote:
Momma would you get me a rhythming dictionary for Christmas??
Nope, he didnt get one this christmas either.
davin wrote:
Really nice tune, never heard this or of him before..
And if I never here this again, it will be too soon. (With a tune like this, no wonder he's lonely :whistle: )
davin wrote:
Really nice tune, never heard this or of him before..
Same here.
Cambot wrote:
He sounds like Jimmy Durante to me - "Ink-a-dink-a-dee. A-cha-cha-cha!"
That's ''Skinamarink-e-dink-e-dink, skinamarink-e-dink-e-doo. I love you. Goodnight, Mrs. Calabash--wherever you are.''
Really nice tune, never heard this or of him before..
He sounds like Jimmy Durante to me - "Ink-a-dink-a-dee. A-cha-cha-cha!"
Hauntingly appropriate.
I like the music, the backing vocals and the chorus. I think this would make for an interesting mashup with ?? Or a nice ambient piece if it were remixed to remove the parts where Aaron speaks.
The lyrics are good, but they all lead up to the line 'the lullaby of loneliness'. . . what a cheese lyric compared to what proceeds.
The cheese level here is very high. the "woohoo" female vocals, which are about 30 seconds too long, the random "world music" male cry, and then maybe a dirigdoo(?) at the end. Wow, seriously, I can't believe so many listeners let this song slide as above average quality. (6.2?)
Momma would you get me a rhythming dictionary for Christmas??
I bought this CD a couple of years ago after hearing it on RP. I like the music and the lyrics even more now than at first.
Odyzzeuz wrote:
I like this more each time I hear it. Haunting.
I agree. 7 at least.
Anyone who sings this badly should be lonely.
designerGirl wrote:
Ahhhh.... I dig this. I wish there was more panning though.
I wish there was less voice! :twisted: :tongue:
aaaaaaaarrrrrrrgh!!!!
I like this more each time I hear it. Haunting.
When a song starts with a life/knife line right at the top, you know there's little hope. ;-P
I gotta say, this is horrible!
I'm alone with what's left of my life ... Wow, is that ever timely for me. Dayum. Amazing track. I may have to see if I can hunt this CD down.
First time I have heard this, yep, definetly likin' this.......
Definitely a Rob Dougan aspect to this stuff. I likes :nodhead:
Its sounds like hes singing 'The Lullaby of the Mingers...'
Been too long since I heard this song, good stuff. "The noon cuts the moon like a knife", excellent expression. 8/10.
bobringer wrote:
Is that Nusrat I hear in the background? This is a very... "interesting" song. I don't know what to make of it. I think I like it... but then again, I might hate it. Hmmm...
I can't see Nusrat singing with him unless it's a sample.
beelzebubba wrote:
fuck off, I'm full
"..And how is Msr. feeling today?" "Better..." "Ah, good." "No. Better get a bucket!"
This is a pretty good song. I like the vocals.
Hob wrote:
It's only waffer thin?
fuck off, I'm full
Is that Nusrat I hear in the background? This is a very... "interesting" song. I don't know what to make of it. I think I like it... but then again, I might hate it. Hmmm...
BigCalm wrote:
Beautiful, haunting, ethereal track which also manages to be pretty damn groovy at the same time :bounce: :) :bounce:
DITTO :sunny:
cpn wrote:
Hearing this after Echoes is like a refreshing after dinner mint.
It's only waffer thin?
RichardPrins wrote:
Reminds me of Robbie Robertson...
and some Peter Gabriel too.
RichardPrins wrote:
Reminds me of Robbie Robertson...
I was just going to say that.
See also: Rob Dougan
RichardPrins wrote:
Reminds me of Robbie Robertson...
Yes, I'm hearing a lot of Robbie Robertson in there in the vocals and the music, with a little bit of Willie Nelson in the vocals as well. I like this song a lot.
RichardPrins wrote:
Reminds me of Robbie Robertson...
good comparison.
I like the music, not so much the vocals.
Ahhhh.... I dig this. I wish there was more panning though.
RichardPrins wrote:
Reminds me of Robbie Robertson...
Same thought here. :wave: Good stuff!
Reminds me of Robbie Robertson...
I thought it was reminiscent of Al Stewart. Sure enough a couple songs later played Road to Moscow. I always liked Al. Cerebral.
Hearing this after Echoes is like a refreshing after dinner mint.
Beautiful, haunting, ethereal track which also manages to be pretty damn groovy at the same time :bounce: :) :bounce:
Great soundtrack for this little drama I just this moment decided not to indulge in - about the post in the "Main Comments" (beta)that nobody responded to. :( :rolleyes: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :lol: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
Nice ear candy. soothing. It\'s even better with medical marijuana :)
Rent your rhymer right here folks !! eeeeeeeuuuuuuuuccccccckkkk!!
lullaby is right. zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz. :roll:
Originally Posted by kapaali: I am really starting to hate this song. Please play it less.
Odd. I don't feel passionate about this song being, or not being, in the rotation. But your objection makes me think I should at least give it a listen... And from where I sit, it seems to be calling from a place that needs to be heard...
I dunno... I really like his use of the backup vocals. He has some talent. Cannot find him on Amazon but he has a Web site for those who are interested, which is simply https://www.aaronenglish.com/.
lyrics
Bleeh, urp. There goes lunch.
A conglomeration of disparate elements that fails to hold together.
Originally Posted by kapaali: I am really starting to hate this song. Please play it less.
Play it with headphones, loud! Beautiful! :notworthy:
I am really starting to hate this song. Please play it less.
Powerful.
Very nice, in deed! Would like to hear more from Mr. English.