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Massive Attack — What Your Soul Sings
Album: 100th Window
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Released: 2003
Length: 6:29
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Don't be afraid, open your mouth and say
Say what your soul sings to you

Your mind can never change unless you ask it to
Lovingly rearrange, the thoughts that make you blue
The things that bring you down only do harm to you
And so make your choice joy, the joy belongs to you
And when you do you'll find the one you love is you
You'll find you love you

Don't be ashamed, no, to open your heart and pray
Say what your soul sings to you

So no longer pretend that you can't feel it near
That tickle on your hand, that tingle in your ear
Oh, ask it anything because it loves you, dear
It's your most precious king if only you can hear
And when you do you'll find the one you need is you
You'll find you love you
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 DaidyBoy wrote:

Trial by media again.  If there is nothing to suggest guilt, then none should be assumed. The prosecution should make this clear and not just make it appear that they didn't have enough filth to make it stick.
 I'm really at tail end of convo but, having been, unfortunately, on the wrong side of the law in my younger yrs, I will simply add.....seems the judicial system has  changed the  saying; "innocent until proven guilty " to " guilty until proven innocent". Truth. Just scrolled down.....now I'm aware of topic. 
Outstanding!
Where is 11 when you need one!
yeah that is  true, "

The things that bring you down only do harm to you

"
What a terrific find!  Just LOVED this one!
 Rockit9 wrote:
I can imagine myself playing the bass to this song live......WOW that Bud is good.
 
It's not about that.
Massive  always....

One of Massive Attack's best I think.
me likey (very much!)
I can imagine myself playing the bass to this song live......WOW that Bud is good.
 markybx wrote:

"Insuffient evidence" is a phrase used by police, the CPS and courts in the UK when a prosecution is discontinued or fails for that reason even when there was no evidence, which is a shame. It would be nice if they could say dismissed due to no evidence, but that would make the prosecution look like idiots.

 
Trial by media again.  If there is nothing to suggest guilt, then none should be assumed. The prosecution should make this clear and not just make it appear that they didn't have enough filth to make it stick.
 Boy_Wonder wrote:

Sorry to butt in, but according to the police statement it was 'insufficient' so the original poster was quite correct - no need to be quite so harsh in a response?

Police clear Massive Attack star in child porn inquiry

By Anthony Barnes and Nina Marshall
March 23 2003
The Sun-Herald

Detectives have dropped an internet pornography inquiry into the frontman of dance band Massive Attack, police said yesterday.

Robert Del Naja - known to fans as 3D - was arrested as part of the Operation Ore investigation, an international crackdown on child pornography. Computer equipment was seized but has been returned. Avon and Somerset police informed the musician's management yesterday that he would not face charges. Del Naja is on tour in Japan.

A police statement said: "A man in his 30s from Bristol, who was arrested on Tuesday, February 25, has been released without charge in relation to internet pornography offences due to insufficient evidence. He is still on police bail in relation to allegations of possession of a controlled drug."

At the time of his arrest Del Naja denied viewing child porn. He said: "I have never looked at child pornography in my life. I am fully co-operating with the police and I would ask everyone not to judge me prematurely. I have total faith in the justice system."



 
"Insuffient evidence" is a phrase used by police, the CPS and courts in the UK when a prosecution is discontinued or fails for that reason even when there was no evidence, which is a shame. It would be nice if they could say dismissed due to no evidence, but that would make the prosecution look like idiots.
 Boy_Wonder wrote:

Sorry to butt in, but according to the police statement it was 'insufficient' so the original poster was quite correct - no need to be quite so harsh in a response?

 
But to oldsaxon's point, I think the word "insufficient" for something like this instead of "lack of" or "no evidence" gives the impression that there was some evidence, but not enough to hold him in custody. That by default makes some people assume guilty.

For christsakes though, are we going to keep this crap going like some did about Pete Townshend for years when he was innocent, because they want to soapbox about how evil pedos are?

I hope not.
 oldsaxon wrote:

Rhetoric is a fun game. I love your use of "insufficient" as opposed to "lack of". Says a lot about you, really. Are all the accused guilty, the ones getting off just lucky?

 
Sorry to butt in, but according to the police statement it was 'insufficient' so the original poster was quite correct - no need to be quite so harsh in a response?

Police clear Massive Attack star in child porn inquiry

By Anthony Barnes and Nina Marshall
March 23 2003
The Sun-Herald

Detectives have dropped an internet pornography inquiry into the frontman of dance band Massive Attack, police said yesterday.

Robert Del Naja - known to fans as 3D - was arrested as part of the Operation Ore investigation, an international crackdown on child pornography. Computer equipment was seized but has been returned. Avon and Somerset police informed the musician's management yesterday that he would not face charges. Del Naja is on tour in Japan.

A police statement said: "A man in his 30s from Bristol, who was arrested on Tuesday, February 25, has been released without charge in relation to internet pornography offences due to insufficient evidence. He is still on police bail in relation to allegations of possession of a controlled drug."

At the time of his arrest Del Naja denied viewing child porn. He said: "I have never looked at child pornography in my life. I am fully co-operating with the police and I would ask everyone not to judge me prematurely. I have total faith in the justice system."


 handyrae wrote:
The word "labored" comes to mind.

 
The word "nauseous" comes to mind.
I can dig the massive attack of the low end on this one.


tad too long but quite nice for evening/night chillaxing
I love Sinead, but she's not really at her best here.
{#No} Make it stop. PSD
The word "labored" comes to mind.
 electricangel wrote:
One of the Massive Attack members was charged with child pornography, but then cleared due to insufficient evidence. Still, have not been able to enjoy Massive Attack since.  Morcheeba is far superior for the same genre, with a less depressing sound.

 
Rhetoric is a fun game. I love your use of "insufficient" as opposed to "lack of". Says a lot about you, really. Are all the accused guilty, the ones getting off just lucky?
 I've seen their last three shows in Brazil, they all blew my mind. It's truly an immersion into music, completely  transfixing

milchschnitte wrote:
i saw them live at "docks" in hamburg (germany). i have seen many concerts in my life from "simple minds" over "the cure" to "heaven shall burn" and i can say: this concert was the most mindblowing. it was the best i've ever seehn life (accept my first girlfriend naked).

sorry for bad english *g
 

 joelbb wrote:
Somebody just shoot me.

 
OR

{#Chillpill} --> PSD --> {#Wave} AMF
Somebody just shoot me.
One of the Massive Attack members was charged with child pornography, but then cleared due to insufficient evidence. Still, have not been able to enjoy Massive Attack since.  Morcheeba is far superior for the same genre, with a less depressing sound.
I like Massive Attack but this is not one of their better songs. Add to it the nauseating stylings of Sinead O'Connor and it enters the realm of god awful.
..incredablé (? is that right?..whatever)..tuneage attracts at the outset, then sinead seals the deal..sweetness!..
 von_Hayek wrote:
{#Beat} I HATEHATEHATEHATE Skinhead O'Connor {#Beat}
 
I really don't care. Now be quiet, press the psd button and leave me alone to listen to this amazing vocal.
 hedgie wrote:
Wasn't Tricky gone by this album? PS - love his cameo role in The Fifth Element.
 
Looking at the wiki, both Tricky and Daddy G were out of the picture.  This one was all 3D.
Awesome song. I was wondering if Sinnead(sp?) had a new song, but it's an old Massive Attack album. I'm definitely buying this one. Sooooo cool. Up there with "The Heart's a Lonely Hunter." 
I'm drifting. drifting, drifting....cool.
Funny, I was just sitting down to write that I think Bjork could have made this "better", but I see I've already done so!
:) 
oooooooh.......spooky.
Sinead touches my soul when she sings... and I didn't even know I had one

 Jelani wrote:
I think this would have been a better song if Bjork sang  on it.
 
I like this fine but was thinking it would be amazing, too, if Bjork sang it.

love and chill, peoples
I think this would have been a better song if Bjork sang  on it.
 Bruce_AK wrote:
I can't believe how upset people got about her trashing the Pope.  I guess the truth hurts some times!  Personally I admire her not only for her having the ovaries to stand-up for the truth, but her stunning voice and artistry.  The dreamy feel of this tune is great!  As someone else said, "Pass the Owsley." I wonder how many people here get that reference? Ya show yer age with that one!

Stanley Owsely

 von_Hayek wrote:
{#Beat} I HATEHATEHATEHATE Skinhead O'Connor {#Beat}
 

 
The pope? Hmmph...I simply hate this pretentious & false singer!


I can't believe how upset people got about her trashing the Pope.  I guess the truth hurts some times!  Personally I admire her not only for her having the ovaries to stand-up for the truth, but her stunning voice and artistry.  The dreamy feel of this tune is great!  As someone else said, "Pass the Owsley." I wonder how many people here get that reference? Ya show yer age with that one!

Stanley Owsely

 von_Hayek wrote:
{#Beat} I HATEHATEHATEHATE Skinhead O'Connor {#Beat}
 

Please pass the Owsley.
On an absolute scale it's Ho-Hum. On a scale relative to the rest of M.A.'s work it is completely weak.
 von_Hayek wrote:
{#Beat} I HATEHATEHATEHATE Skinhead O'Connor {#Beat}
 

People who call her that only listen to what The Media says about her and have never sat and listened to her singing - especially the material she's done with Massive Attack and Afro Celt Sound System. She is an AMAZING vocalist. I couldn't possibly give the tiniest scintilla of a flying f**k what her politics are or how she feels about the Pope - she sings marvelously and music with her in it is worth having around. And she's fun to look at too.
Sinead O'Connor and MA...Very Nice!!
{#Beat} I HATEHATEHATEHATE Skinhead O'Connor {#Beat}
Bill, can we please have a 15 rating?  Double-please?!
 hedgie wrote:
Wasn't Tricky gone by this album? PS - love his cameo role in The Fifth Element.
 
Yeah, good to hear a Bristolian accent in a sci-fi flick, denied for years since Dave Prowse was dubbed over with James Earl Jones in Star Wars...


Happy talk makes me feel really good about myself, and I like me too. Where's my dream catcher?
Beautiful song. :sunny:
Wasn't Tricky gone by this album? PS - love his cameo role in The Fifth Element.
OOOOOOOO0000000ooooooooo that bass..... :good-vibes:
1wolfy wrote:
I hear a Bjork influence.........Do you ?
Hard to say, could be the other way round. Tricky's influence on Bjork or Bjork's influence on Tricky? Hard to say.
Easily worth a second look. There are times when Sinead mixes well, and times she doesn't... she has always been a perfect mix with MA. I wonder if the rest of the album tastes just as good? Most Excellent. Thanks, B&R.
i saw them live at "docks" in hamburg (germany). i have seen many concerts in my life from "simple minds" over "the cure" to "heaven shall burn" and i can say: this concert was the most mindblowing. it was the best i've ever seehn life (accept my first girlfriend naked). sorry for bad english *g
1wolfy wrote:
I hear a Bjork influence.........Do you ?
Ahhh.....Yeah.
Love the lyrics except for the "pray" line. But anyway, great lyrics. mezzanine wrote:
What Your Soul Sings Sinead O'Connor : Don't be afraid Open your mouth and say Say what your soul sings to you Your mind can never change Unless you ask it to Lovingly re-arrange The thoughts that make you blue The things that bring you down Only do harm to you And so make your choice joy The joy belongs to you And when you do You'll find the one you love is you You'll find you Love you Don't be ashamed no To open your heart and pray Say what your soul sings to you So no longer pretend That you can't feel it near That tickle on your hand That tingle in your ear Oh ask it anything Because it loves you dear It's your most precious king If only you could hear And when you do You'll find the one you need is you You'll find you Love you
Gadzoooooooks what an amazing song. 10/10
I hear a Bjork influence.........Do you ?
Beautiful! I am always happy to hear Massive Attack. Especially with Sinead O'Connor singing...
love this song..
where is a 20?
coding_to_music wrote:
9.5 ?
Nah, it's definately a 10...
Wonderful lyric, fabulous vocal, magical music, a resounding 10. :meditate:
Don't like the vocal.
This is my favorite album to listen to when I'm...shall we say...chemically enhanced. This song is especially good. *finds happy place*
Seriously, Sinead has a lovely voice but snorrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrre
9.5 ?
It's 11 am here in the Ocean State. The mid morning slump is upon us. if the tempo of this set doesn't pick up soon...THUD:sleep: (Sound of crystalboys's head hitting his work station)
Ah, Massive Attack. :::chills to extreme:::
On one of my first visits to RP I heard this and bought it. I liked it; that led to purchasing Mezzanine, and I LOVE that album.
What Your Soul Sings Sinead O'Connor : Don't be afraid Open your mouth and say Say what your soul sings to you Your mind can never change Unless you ask it to Lovingly re-arrange The thoughts that make you blue The things that bring you down Only do harm to you And so make your choice joy The joy belongs to you And when you do You'll find the one you love is you You'll find you Love you Don't be ashamed no To open your heart and pray Say what your soul sings to you So no longer pretend That you can't feel it near That tickle on your hand That tingle in your ear Oh ask it anything Because it loves you dear It's your most precious king If only you could hear And when you do You'll find the one you need is you You'll find you Love you
RichardPrins wrote:
Massive Attack has the fine tradition of including at least 2 or 3 songs on every album with some guest female vocalist, incl. Sinead, Shara Nelson, Nicolette, Elizabeth Frasier from Cocteau Twins, among others...
And the greatest of them all, Tracy Thorn from Everything but the Girl (which I have yet to hear on RP). I hadn't heard this song before, but a certain sound in the drums gave it away as Massive Attack (otherwise, I thought it was a clone).
listening a while before i could check who was singing (darn work!) and then understood why i liked it so much! wish i could rewind it. guess i'll have to buy it.
beelzebubba wrote:
crap
This is why i listen here; to hear something different that corporate radio doesn't play.
DIVINE... :tongue:
Amazing.. :meditate.gif:
I'm not familiar with MA, but I really liked this piece.
bendoh wrote:
I Her whiny (and might I add horrible) voice just subtracts from what is the meat of the music here. Sinead O'Connor --> :moon:
There is no way you can possibly categorze her voice as Whiny. Are Angels whiny? Edit: Hang on, you have her in your favs... you must be joking... haha
mr.selfdestruct wrote:
I'm afraid I have to disagree. I'm not a huge Sinead O'Connor fan, but everything she collaborates on turns out very nice, I think. Afrocelt Sound System stuff, Peter Gabriel stuff, Massive Attack... she's got good taste and fits in well IMHO.
Check out The The's Kingdom of Rain.
veegez wrote:
I'm with you. This album sounds very good, and "What Your Soul Sings" is probably the highlight of it. :)
:nodhead:
not crap +1
crap
mksothrpeoplrich wrote:
this is the kinda music that must be listened to on earphones!!!
Yes, to avoid annoying those around you.
Massive Attack has the fine tradition of including at least 2 or 3 songs on every album with some guest female vocalist, incl. Sinead, Shara Nelson, Nicolette, Elizabeth Frasier from Cocteau Twins, among others...
mr.selfdestruct wrote:
I'm afraid I have to disagree. I'm not a huge Sinead O'Connor fan, but everything she collaborates on turns out very nice, I think. Afrocelt Sound System stuff, Peter Gabriel stuff, Massive Attack... she's got good taste and fits in well IMHO.
I'm with you. This album sounds very good, and "What Your Soul Sings" is probably the highlight of it. :)
this is the kinda music that must be listened to on earphones!!!
I\'m afraid I have to disagree. I\'m not a huge Sinead O\'Connor fan, but everything she collaborates on turns out very nice, I think. Afrocelt Sound System stuff, Peter Gabriel stuff, Massive Attack... she\'s got good taste and fits in well IMHO.
I made the unfortunate and impulsive choice to buy this album. Why does Sinead O\'Conner have to pollute what could otherwise be a decent electronica jam? Massive Attack gets me with the basslines and drums - Her whiny (and might I add horrible) voice just subtracts from what is the meat of the music here. Sinead O\'Connor --> :moon:
100th Window is the chilled and soulfull followup I\'d been waiting for since Mezzanine. Great track!
No, this album wasn\'t nearly as good as Mezzanine- but it did grow on me. Not bad- but I\'d prefer to hear Teardrop or Angel or even Protection or Better Things. IT is nice to hear MA, though. :wave:
It\'s mellow, but I like it a lot. :clap:
I love massive attack, and 100th window is a decent disc (though IMO Mezzenine is far superior) but this is the weakest track on the disc. Too preachy and lacks that nice massive attack sound. Please play some of the good tracks from this album. But still, I'm quite happy to hear Massive Attack on RP
It sure is pretty up here in the atmosphere.
Quite enjoyable! :clap:
Originally Posted by Jonno: This is an uncharacteristically poor effort from Massive Attack. Is the rest of the album as lame as this?
Completely disagree. :clap: (I must be an American!) :clap: Truly enjoyed this piece . . . . :clap: (Not normally a fan of MA!!!) :clap: :clap: :clap:
This is an uncharacteristically poor effort from Massive Attack. Is the rest of the album as lame as this?
Originally Posted by jamesbradley: sinead?
From a review at Amazon: "The breathy, distinctive voice of Sinead O'Connor elevates a song like "What Your Soul Sings" into a deeply affecting, candlelit nocturne". I agree.
Originally Posted by jamesbradley: sinead?
Sounds like her - according to AMG she did help with this album.
My thought as well...
Originally Posted by jamesbradley: sinead?
sinead?
WOW! NEW MASSIVE ATTACK!!! My wait is finally over...