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Terri Hendrix — Gravity
Album: Wilory Farm
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Freefall off the mountain freefall into space
The world spins by as I fly off into another state
Why - do we crash into the blue?
Why - does a high never last into the blue?
All you have to blame it on is gravity
In you, in me, in me

I dreamed I was a satellite
Doing circles 'round the earth
I woke to find myself entwined in a blanket of dirt
Why - do we crash into the blue?
Why - does a high never last into the blue?
All you have to blame it on is gravity in you,
I have a lot of gravity in me
All you have to blame it on is gravity in you,
I have a lot of gravity in me

Mayday I'm comin down
Mayday I'm gonna crash
I wake in bed in a cold sweat
And think of all these prayers I should have asked
Why - do we crash into the blue?
Why - does a high never last into the blue?

All you have to blame it on is gravity
In you, I have a lot of gravity in me
All you have to blame it on is gravity
In you, I have a lot of gravity in me
Why?
Why?
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Not sure why...but I find this very annoying...in a 'Walking on Sunshine' kind of way.


Everybody in my hotel room loves this heavy song...

 
The tractor on the cover looks much like an early Allis-Chalmers.  We had a couple AC's when my family still had their farm, the oldest was purchased used in the 50's I think and was at least 20 years old then.  The steel wheels were swapped out for rubber back when that was a new development, and an electric start added a few years later. 

I remember one winter when I was little, that it was so cold that nothing started.  The power was out for miles in each direction and there was no sign that the weather was going to break.  At the time, we had a wood burning furnace as the sole source of heat, but when the power went out, the blowers for it went out too.  We had a fireplace that would warm us up a little, but the whole family still had to camp out in the living room as it was well below freezing anywhere else in the house.  

None of the cars would so much as crank, and the only thing with an engine that my dad could get running was the old AC.  He pulled out the old crank, stuck it in the starter motor, and it fired up like it was a summer day.  I was always impressed by that, as I'm pretty sure that the tractor being able to power the generator via the power takeoff was about the only thing that kept the whole adventure from becoming a complete disaster.

Ok, redneck moment over.
I think it's time to vacuum the rug...
 Toke wrote:
I'm totally lost listening to this, where's it going and is she running a marathon whilst singing ??
 
erm....no.
The sense of urgency you hear here is more...erm....uh....romantic?

Freefall off the mountain freefall into space
The world spins by as I fly off into another state
Why - do we crash into the blue?
Why - does a high never last into the blue?
All you have to blame it on is gravity
In you, in me, in me 

sort of sums it up for me :) 

Nice jamming in this song.  I love it.  Great lyrics too!
This just makes me long for more Jimi.
Feels thrown together, like a dish made of leftovers from old meals. And then I doesn't end. Perhaps the cook was unable to be objective about their own food.
 unclehud wrote:
Yes, the ethereal sitar coupled with steady drums and bongos make for a nice combination ... but they convey happiness rather than gravity. 

Once again, I seem to have missed the point.
 
Gravity it the attraction between two bodies. If you need a further explanation, you're too young to be listening to RP.

 uwnav wrote:
my god.. out of tune (?!?) 
freaking chords are like nails on a chalkboard. horrible horrible song 
 
no, no they are not, you are exaggerating somewhat!!

 More_Cowbell wrote:
Gravity is good.
 
Gravity, it's a law; obey it.

I'm totally lost listening to this, where's it going and is she running a marathon whilst singing ??
 More_Cowbell wrote:
Gravity is good.
 
That's heavy, man.
Yes, the ethereal sitar coupled with steady drums and bongos make for a nice combination ... but they convey happiness rather than gravity. 

Once again, I seem to have missed the point.
 ziakut wrote:
I like the song, but the slight phase shift to her voice is a bit grating.
 
Funny, that's one of the things that endears this tune to me.
I find it a pleasant "quirk". 
 Ears_of_Stone wrote:
I wonder if she burns her sitar in concert?
 
This is one of the funniest comments I've read here in weeks...  Thanks, Ears_of_Stone! {#Roflol} I really like this song the more I hear it, but now I'm going to have the image of her, on her knees, praying to her burning sitar a la Jimi....

Morissette detected ))
I like the song, but the slight phase shift to her voice is a bit grating.
 Ears_of_Stone wrote:
I wonder if she burns her sitar in concert?
 
{#Lol}

 Ears_of_Stone wrote:
I wonder if she burns her sitar in concert?
 
{#Roflol}
I wonder if she burns her sitar in concert?


I dig it...  we be dancing on the Gravity...
 More_Cowbell wrote:
Gravity is good.
 
Yeah, I'm liking the sitars and 60's vibe in this!

Gravity is good.
 DaveInVA wrote:
I like this {#Music}
 
So do I! {#High-five} 

{#Meditate}

Freefall off the mountain freefall into space
The world spins by as I fly off into another state
Why - do we crash into the blue?
Why - does a high never last into the blue?
All you have to blame it on is gravity
In you, in me, in me

I dreamed I was a satellite
Doing circles 'round the earth
I woke to find myself entwined in a blanket of dirt
Why - do we crash into the blue?
Why - does a high never last into the blue?
All you have to blame it on is gravity in you,
I have a lot of gravity in me
All you have to blame it on is gravity in you,
I have a lot of gravity in me

Mayday I'm comin down
Mayday I'm gonna crash
I wake in bed in a cold sweat
And think of all these prayers I should have asked
Why - do we crash into the blue?
Why - does a high never last into the blue?

All you have to blame it on is gravity
In you, I have a lot of gravity in me
All you have to blame it on is gravity
In you, I have a lot of gravity in me
Why?
Why?


I like this {#Music}
 zipper wrote:
{#No}
 
Wrong track?
{#No}
 GWillacker wrote:

No, not out of tune. I think the term is dissonance. Not the traditional western harmonies. This whole set has songs with a mixture of western and non-western artists and musical styles. I like it myself.
 
It's not even dissonance, really. There are no major or minor seconds or such like. I think what the original poster was affected by is the whiny or tinny tone of the sitars. Personally, I am diggin' it totally.

'tis very nice.
 uwnav wrote:
my god.. out of tune (?!?) 
freaking chords are like nails on a chalkboard. horrible horrible song 
 
No, not out of tune. I think the term is dissonance. Not the traditional western harmonies. This whole set has songs with a mixture of western and non-western artists and musical styles. I like it myself.


what goes up must come down——Gravity.
(caught all the words this time, then read them—-really good.)



Oh yeah...  this song is soooo groovy...  love it...

 


This song is soooo cool...


good ol Austin girl
...reminiscent of milla jovovich...
John Inmon on sitar. Album was produced by Lloyd Maines who plays steel pedal and acoustic as well. Natalie (Dixie Chicks) is his daughter.

Terri is a warm and personable performer who appreciates her audiences as much as they appreciate her..
 Exene wrote:
I was just wondering the same thing...do they cover this?

 
No, it appears that the wires got crossed somewhere, and a bunch of irrelevant YLT comments got dumped into this Terri Hendrix - Gravity thread.




Yeah, I love this song...  may Radio Paradise bless the next decade with great music, as it has the last...




excellent...


This caught me right away. she's playful and experimental, I like that in an artist. Fun.
 Exene wrote:
I was just wondering the same thing...do they cover this?

 

I do not believe any other band has ever covered this.
 maryte wrote:
Why was there so much chatter about Yo La Tengo in these comments (I realize it was a while back, but still) - this is not YLT, nor was it written by anyone in YLT. 
  I was just wondering the same thing...do they cover this?

Unusual and very cool song.  If I was a musician I would cover this in an instant.  
Thanks for the explanation but we got it without the brackets explanation. Promised!
 Walrus_Gumbo wrote:
She sounds like Alanis More-upset  (Morissette).
 


 uwnav wrote:
my god.. out of tune (?!?) 
freaking chords are like nails on a chalkboard. horrible horrible song 
 
Yea, put some autotune on it, that'll make it better.  Look what it's done to tpain.  
I like Terri Hendrix... I bought her latest and it was in heavy rotation on my iPod for quite a while.  

Her voice annoys.


This song is very cool...


She sounds like Alanis More-upset  (Morissette).
Suddenly, I love it!{#Daisy}
 Zep wrote:
Why are there two instances of this song in the library?  Are they different from each other?  They're both from Fakebook.

I almost wrote Facebook....
 
BBC's Top Gear used the generic term is "MyFace", which is great for their usual juvenile innuendo's.

Edit: when I clicked "submit", the song had changed to Wilco - You Are My Face.{#Smile}


as a rule gravity is a lot cruler to women than men{#Tongue}
Didn't like it at first, but that sitar (?) just sucked me right in ...


love it...


Why was there so much chatter about Yo La Tengo in these comments (I realize it was a while back, but still) - this is not YLT, nor was it written by anyone in YLT.  Terri's very cool - I used to go to her shows all the time when I lived in San Antonio.  She's a real sweetie, too - very much appreciates her fans (and she's playing at ACL Fest this October).


This song is good for the ears...


 Jack_Jefferson wrote:


I think they sound kind of interesting.  What instrument is that?
 

I think its an electric sitar.
Why are there two instances of this song in the library?  Are they different from each other?  They're both from Fakebook.

I almost wrote Facebook....


Rainy day music.


 uwnav wrote:
my god.. out of tune (?!?) 
freaking chords are like nails on a chalkboard. horrible horrible song 
 

I think they sound kind of interesting.  What instrument is that?
 uwnav wrote:
my god.. out of tune (?!?) 
freaking chords are like nails on a chalkboard. horrible horrible song 
 
No, he is not out of tune.  Those are Chords.

Unusual Chords, but nonetheless, Chords.

 uwnav wrote:
my god.. out of tune (?!?) 
freaking chords are like nails on a chalkboard. horrible horrible song 
 
{#Yes}

Who's the chick?
my god.. out of tune (?!?) 
freaking chords are like nails on a chalkboard. horrible horrible song 
Shouldn't there be some kind of alternative universe where Yo La Tengo are like the Gods Of Radio?
One of the songs that got me hooked on Yo La Tengo when I first started listening to RP. And I have not let go ever since. :wink:
Nice Sunday afternoon playlist. :music:
Still a favorite after 4 years. Godlike....
Nope, not grabbing me. One more . . . and time for bed. Send me off smiling, please.
rKokon wrote:
I like opportunities to practice Spanish . . . in conversations. If I wanted to hear Spanish music, I'd be on another station. This is very irritating.
Ay Ching-gow! Tu esta muy loco! Yo lo gusto Yo La Tengo.
I saw YLT sorta by accident while visiting Dublin. What a great show! Mesmerizing. ¡Fue una gran exposición! ¡Vivo el Tengo!
This station plays quite a lot of World music (even though these guys are locals) Get over yourself
Zep wrote:
Seems more and more YLT is making it into the RP rotation these days. This is a good thing.
:yes:
-------------------------------------------------------------------------------- I like opportunities to practice Spanish . . . in conversations. If I wanted to hear Spanish music, I'd be on another station. This is very irritating veegez wrote:
It IS easy to confuse "Spanish Music" with New Jersey Lo-Fi Alterna-Folk. (I don't know what either of those styles are, I just like saying Lo-Fi) ;)
Bravo! :clap: Nicely done
I like opportunities to practice Spanish . . . in conversations. If I wanted to hear Spanish music, I'd be on another station. This is very irritating meloman wrote:
Tell me, do you enjoy getting pilloried, or is this about getting five people to reply to your enigmatic post?
Bravo! :clap: Nicely done
I like opportunities to practice Spanish . . . in conversations. If I wanted to hear Spanish music, I'd be on another station. This is very irritating. meloman wrote:
Tell me, do you enjoy getting pilloried, or is this about getting five people to reply to your enigmatic post?
Bravo :clap: Nicely done!
veegez wrote:
It IS easy to confuse "Spanish Music" with New Jersey Lo-Fi Alterna-Folk. (I don't know what either of those styles are, I just like saying Lo-Fi) ;)
LOL. Bravo :clap: Nicely done
rKokon wrote:
I like opportunities to practice Spanish . . . in conversations. If I wanted to hear Spanish music, I'd be on another station. This is very irritating.
Take 69 Tylenol and call me in the morning
I like this song fine, but there are better YLT songs. . . "My Little Corner of the World", for example (I can't help that they whored it out to some tv show) is an awesome tune.
Greetings, I thought of Timbuk 3 when I heard this... Neil
meloman wrote:
Tell me, do you enjoy getting pilloried, or is this about getting five people to reply to your enigmatic post?
good word, pilloried. I like the song they play for "Junebug".
Nice song but not as good as their cover of The Beach Boy's "Farmer's Daughter."
love it. the more YLT the better.
dwhayslett wrote:
Even with such a repertoire of inane comments ... this really stands out. Congratulations.
:roflol:
catmaven wrote:
I like opportunities to practice Spanish . . . in conversations. If I wanted to hear Spanish music, I'd be on another station. This is very irritating.
What planet are you on?
catmaven wrote:
I like opportunities to practice Spanish . . . in conversations. If I wanted to hear Spanish music, I'd be on another station. This is very irritating.
Tell me, do you enjoy getting pilloried, or is this about getting five people to reply to your enigmatic post?
catmaven wrote:
I like opportunities to practice Spanish . . . in conversations. If I wanted to hear Spanish music, I'd be on another station. This is very irritating.
is this spanish music? :confused:
Seems more and more YLT is making it into the RP rotation these days. This is a good thing.
catmaven wrote:
I like opportunities to practice Spanish . . . in conversations. If I wanted to hear Spanish music, I'd be on another station. This is very irritating.
Even with such a repertoire of inane comments ... this really stands out. Congratulations.
catmaven wrote:
I like opportunities to practice Spanish . . . in conversations. If I wanted to hear Spanish music, I'd be on another station. This is very irritating.
It IS easy to confuse "Spanish Music" with New Jersey Lo-Fi Alterna-Folk. (I don't know what either of those styles are, I just like saying Lo-Fi) ;)
catmaven wrote:
I like opportunities to practice Spanish . . . in conversations. If I wanted to hear Spanish music, I'd be on another station. This is very irritating.
:stupid:
I like opportunities to practice Spanish . . . in conversations. If I wanted to hear Spanish music, I'd be on another station. This is very irritating.
How appropriate for the January we're having...summer just starting up.
Perfectly synched. Exemplary playing and harmonizing all around.
Great Band, Great Album, Great Band In Concert, Great People To Talk To After A Show.
rulebritannia wrote:
Restrained, but intense.
Exactly. Cool band, cool song.
I enjoy a lot of their stuff. This is definitely "in the groove"... kinda remainds me of some Smashing Pumpkins.
:whistle:
veegez wrote:
One of my favorites from Yo La Tengo! :)
My fave from YLT and one of my favorites from RP! Restrained, but intense.
:bounce:
mytongue wrote:
I've seen Terri several times in small shows, first in Texas :cowboy:, where she's based, and more recently in Colorado. She works and tours with Lloyd Maines, an amazing guitar/steel guitar/dobro etc. player :guitarist: who has worked with everyone in Texas music. Terri's songwriting is fun and meaningful and the show that she and Lloyd put on is a blast. I wouldn't say this is one of her best songs. It's ok, but she's got a few that send shivers up my spine. Glad to here her on RP! :mrgreen:
I have also attended a "house concert" with Terri and Lloyd. Lloyd is an amazing musician, and the father of Natalie Maines of the Dixie Chicks. I believe he is part of their band. (Whoops, I see where someone has made this point earlier.) I also agree that this is not one of Terri's best, but she does have some really poignant ones that she does in concert.
No relation to Jimmi
artmarcia wrote:
Love this song--so mellow--it makes you feel good just to listen.
Yeah right!! :nodhead: And i will make it extensive to the whole album.
Joyfulchristine wrote:
This song doesn't make a lot of sense to me. Is she really saying anything? It sounds like she wrote it just so she could do that annoying thing with her voice on the chorus.
I have to agree.
Love this song--so mellow--it makes you feel good just to listen.
One of my favorites from Yo La Tengo! :)
I'm a sucker for the sitar- cool production.
I have lots of gravity in me? What? I like the eastern influence but not very impressive
"Will you still love me after my Ravi Shankar phase?" - Dennis Miller :tongue:
mytongue wrote:
I've seen Terri several times in small shows, first in Texas :cowboy:, where she's based, and more recently in Colorado. She works and tours with Lloyd Maines, an amazing guitar/steel guitar/dobro etc. player :guitarist: who has worked with everyone in Texas music. Terri's songwriting is fun and meaningful and the show that she and Lloyd put on is a blast. I wouldn't say this is one of her best songs. It's ok, but she's got a few that send shivers up my spine. Glad to here her on RP! :mrgreen:
Trivial factoid: Lloyd Maines is the father of Natalie Maines, of the Dixie Chicks. Lloyd is one hell of a talent. This isn't one of Terri's best, but it's great to hear from the San Marcos, TX contingent on RP...
Joyfulchristine wrote:
This song doesn't make a lot of sense to me. Is she really saying anything? It sounds like she wrote it just so she could do that annoying thing with her voice on the chorus.
ugh. ditto. all her songs are the same: weak, overstressed vocals, poorly conceived lyrics, and boring melodies.
sounds just like Milla Jovovich (yum)
:bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
The opening makes me think of Gordon Lightfoot's "Sundown". Anybody have that one to upload? Decent tune.
I've seen Terri several times in small shows, first in Texas :cowboy:, where she's based, and more recently in Colorado. She works and tours with Lloyd Maines, an amazing guitar/steel guitar/dobro etc. player :guitarist: who has worked with everyone in Texas music. Terri's songwriting is fun and meaningful and the show that she and Lloyd put on is a blast. I wouldn't say this is one of her best songs. It's ok, but she's got a few that send shivers up my spine. Glad to here her on RP! :mrgreen:
This song doesn\'t make a lot of sense to me. Is she really saying anything? It sounds like she wrote it just so she could do that annoying thing with her voice on the chorus.
Pretty decent. :)
This is why I listen to paradise. Good song. :bounce: