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Carbon Leaf — Paloma
Album: Indian Summer
Avg rating:
6.1

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Total ratings: 176









Released: 2004
Length: 4:32
Plays (last 30 days): 0
Chase the higher ground - where you'd rather be
Where you might be found
Face all aglow, to leave from here
To pack up and go
But it takes some time to get away
And you will have to build from what remains
To run it takes the courage of a lamb
To love, the fierceness of a storm

Paloma you wonder if you'll miss the thunder
And everyone's staring, but no one is caring for you now
Just spread your wings, latch on to the breeze
Just take the leap! and you're free

Chase the higher ground - where you'd rather be
Where you might be found
This move may erase the troubles in your head
Or expose the absence of your soul
And so, it takes some time to get away
And you will have to tear down what remains
And I can't stand by for goodbyes
So hold on to me, or lead the way
Paloma you wonder if you'll miss the thunder
And everyone's staring but no one is caring for you now
Just spread your wings, latch on to the breeze
Just take the leap! and you're free

Pace yourself when outrunning fear
Take cover when it's dark
And keep an even keel
In your would you're only a phone away
But in my world you're too far to feel
And it may take some time to learn what's real
And you may have to beg and borrow
And you will surely steal
Remember all those lonely lessons
Turned into yesterday's lessons
To never forget love. To never forget love

Paloma you wonder if you'll miss the thunder
And everyone's staring but no one is caring for you now
Just spread your wings, latch on to the breeze
Just take the leap! and you're free

Paloma you cry out you beg for connection
The dreams you seek are straight ahead in every direction
Now you're free
Now that you're free
Now that you're free
You're free

Today I watched the greatest thing of all
A flock of birds, preparing for the Fall
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rah wrote:
but you know what this song could really use? more cowbell. oh, and yes -- call me a grammar-nazi if you must; doesn't excuse these guys for their puerile lyrics and god-awful phrasing.
So what's your excuse for improper grammar and faulty punctuation?
Echo Echo is a much better album than this one is, i was a bit dissappointed...check out that one instead. I actually kinda like their funky phrasing, it's part of their style...still, the lyrics are kinda bland on this album.
Milk5Cents wrote:
I was going to give it a 5 but then I heard the triangle. I like triangles. 6.
but you know what this song could really use? more cowbell. oh, and yes -- call me a grammar-nazi if you must; doesn't excuse these guys for their puerile lyrics and god-awful phrasing.
I liked his early stuff better. When he was called 'Peter Gabriel.'
I like these guys...makes me want ot go to Paloma... S.
bland beyond all belief.
i' d like to dedicate this song to sammy sosa
I was going to give it a 5 but then I heard the triangle. I like triangles. 6.
Okay, this is officially the five bazillionth time I've heard this song on RP. Time to give it a rest.
madtowner11 wrote:
I often rip on Trekhead's posts cuz they usually look just like this: "Ummmmm............ Duuhhhhhhhh........ AAAARRRRGGGHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" But it made me laugh when he said "I speak Urban". Oh yeah, this song is a 5.5.
First off , thanks for paying attention. Much like ADVERTISING, if no one notices, it goes away. Secondly , if you look closely, you will notice a pattern to the posts. Usually a food reference in the band , song title, etc. Add SIMPSONS, Hilarity ensues. Third , glad I caused a chuckle. Fourth, go sit in the corner! This song is an 8. ( duh....indeed.)
I'm so happy to hear this song today. Carbon Leaf is my favorite band. Not only are they outstanding musicians, they are nice guys. This is my favorite song by them and I was lucky enough to have it dedicated to me for my last birthday.
physicsgenius wrote:
Insisting on "correct" grammar and spelling are pretty fascist anyway. As long as the meaning is a) clear and b) unambiguous, all you are really arguing about is style. Which is still important, but it's not necessarily an indicator of intelligence or education.
How right you are: the meaning must be clear and unambiguous. Certainly tops "clear and ambiguous" or "unclear and unambiguous". Are you clear on this now?
Nuance wrote:
Their lyrical rhyming is painfully juvenile.
exactly. sticks out like a sore thumb.
trekhead wrote:
...Think I can help...I speak Urban... Apparently, there is a publication called PASTE PRETTY. Their *reviewer*(Capt. MadCap) dissed, or poo-pooed the album in question, comparing it to an echo,echo, echo. This person named 'Quote' liked the first attempt but their 'record' or 'LP' got stuck in a groove....er, I dunno, I got nothin'.
I often rip on Trekhead's posts cuz they usually look just like this: "Ummmmm............ Duuhhhhhhhh........ AAAARRRRGGGHHHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!" But it made me laugh when he said "I speak Urban". Oh yeah, this song is a 5.5.
Brad_Eleven wrote:
Pretty funny indeed, since English is German with strong Latin influences. As it happens, new words in English tend to be constructed from Latin roots, which just confuses the issue even more. I've had a hard time letting go of correct grammar, spelling, et cetera. In general, I like to think I'm "right". Maybe that's the bright side of American politics, lately--I'm learning what it looks like to insist that one is "right"... yuck.
Insisting on "correct" grammar and spelling are pretty fascist anyway. As long as the meaning is a) clear and b) unambiguous, all you are really arguing about is style. Which is still important, but it's not necessarily an indicator of intelligence or education.
keemun wrote:
...the prohibition on splitting infinitives came from people trying to force Latin grammar onto English.
Pretty funny indeed, since English is German with strong Latin influences. As it happens, new words in English tend to be constructed from Latin roots, which just confuses the issue even more. I've had a hard time letting go of correct grammar, spelling, et cetera. In general, I like to think I'm "right". Maybe that's the bright side of American politics, lately--I'm learning what it looks like to insist that one is "right"... yuck.
maybe I'm in a bad mood today. This just went from a 3 to a 2.
rah wrote:
wow. it's the lyrics alone that are keeping me from liking this song a lot. the music is great -- esp that rolling bass line -- but man, i wish it were instrumental. that "to never forget love" line makes my skin crawl. has grammar gone right out the window or what?
heh. the prohibition on splitting infinitives came from people trying to force Latin grammar onto English (which is great, since in Latin and many other languages, most verbs are a single word and cannot be split). don't confuse "correct" with "what we learned in school". :-) I believe it originated with Robert Lowth: see this link and this one. interesting stories.
VovaPutin wrote:
My kind of lyrics - keep it coming RP">
wow. it's the lyrics alone that are keeping me from liking this song a lot. the music is great -- esp that rolling bass line -- but man, i wish it were instrumental. that "to never forget love" line makes my skin crawl. has grammar gone right out the window or what?
Rickmerr wrote:
Is this how people talk now? Is it me or do others understand what this is supposed to mean?
interesting: there's no vocabulary in that sentence newer than twenty years old. "dis" was current when I was little, in the 80s; the concept of "groove" dates at least to the 60s, and I'd lay money it goes all the way back to early jazz. when someone cites "an issue of {proper name}" as the source for an opinion about an album (albums are typically issued on "compact disc" nowadays, by the way), I usually think "Huh, that must be a magazine I've never heard of". I wonder if you were joking, but anyway. not to belabor the point overmuch, but yes, it's just you.
Rickmerr wrote:
Is this how people talk now? Is it me or do others understand what this is supposed to mean?
...Think I can help...I speak Urban... Apparently, there is a publication called PASTE PRETTY. Their *reviewer*(Capt. MadCap) dissed, or poo-pooed the album in question, comparing it to an echo,echo, echo. This person named 'Quote' liked the first attempt but their 'record' or 'LP' got stuck in a groove....er, I dunno, I got nothin'.
The most recent issue of Paste pretty much dissed CL's new album. OK, it's a different groove than Echo, Echo--but I like it.
Is this how people talk now? Is it me or do others understand what this is supposed to mean?
Amazon has two complete Carbon Leaf albums for download - click here.
My kind of lyrics - keep it coming RP">
i'm totally falling for this song.
I like this better than the other CL songs I've heard on here, if I recall, but the search by artist function isn't working right now, so I can't confirm
The most recent issue of Paste pretty much dissed CL's new album. OK, it's a different groove than Echo, Echo--but I like it.
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the_circe wrote:
i'm just not a fan. i keep trying, but all i can picture is stiff upper bodies and legs kicking up all over the place.
odd, since this song isn't very Celtic at all...must be those South American step-dancers I keep hearing about. :-)
As an Canadian east-coaster (see my handle), I'm pre-disposed to like this music. So I thought it was OK at first. But, the more I hear this, the better I like it. I like the groove, and the singer. More please... Stereotypical Irish smiley follows: :drunk:
i'm just not a fan. i keep trying, but all i can picture is stiff upper bodies and legs kicking up all over the place.
Nuance wrote:
ahhh, see, that's where we disagree. I find them quite un-listenable to the point of distraction in my day-job.
You know, I've heard this song a few more times now, and I'm going to have to change my position. Sorry for being so wishy-washy, but this is world-beat whitebread formulaic porridge. Rating drops to 3.
ChardRemains wrote:
At least they're listenable while I sit here and do my dayjob, and that's saying something.
ahhh, see, that's where we disagree. I find them quite un-listenable to the point of distraction in my day-job.
Green Day anyone?
At least they're listenable while I sit here and do my dayjob, and that's saying something.
I don't have a problem with the lyrics, but the music isn't exactly daring: it's just straight-up alt rock. "Ho-Hum" sounds like an appropriate rating to me.
Their lyrical rhyming is painfully juvenile.
TheBob wrote:
Dance till you fall Love till you die Shut your mouth... What's the next "predictable" line?? C'mon. GIve these guys a fair shake. Listen to more and then get back to me. :) :) :) Oh, the next line is... "Raise the roof"
Very well put. I completely agree that these guys are unique and I happen to like the lyrics. MONSTER bass line.
mig7 wrote:
This is unique and cool--Great lyrics. Thanks for the intro!
Get Indian Summer (current) or the previous release "Echo Echo". Unique and cool and then some!
cpmwi wrote:
Unique? When you know the words before they are sung (and i use that word lightly), it is not unique. however each unto their own i guess. :daisy:
Dance till you fall Love till you die Shut your mouth... What's the next "predictable" line?? C'mon. GIve these guys a fair shake. Listen to more and then get back to me. :) :) :) Oh, the next line is... "Raise the roof"
GolfRomeo wrote:
They are the best band live that I've seen in the last 5 years. The last two discs are outstanding. I am seeing them again on the 31st in a beach bar.... and I can't wait!
Agreed - these guys are great. Can't figure out some of the harsh critiques on here. Thought-provoking lyrics, unique style and sound. I too have seen them live a couple times - very good, lively show, tight sound. Plan to see as often as I can (they are from near my home). Critics will eat their words - Crabon Leaf's Indian Summer is going to propel the group into the big time. Its not a matter of "if" but "how much". (Also agree - current release and Echo Echo both awesome)
uselessart wrote:
all I hear is REM
Hmm.. all I hear is the voices in my head... and the latest Enrique Iglesias CD I keep playing over and over... Damn, that boy is Muy Caliente!!!!! :fire:
today I saw the greatest thing of all A flock of birds preparing for the fall Genius.
uselessart wrote:
all I hear is REM
Well, I don't hear REM at all, but I've never understood the extreme feelings aroused by this band. I've seen them live and thought they were pleasant to listen to, but nothing really captured me, and I still feel that way. it's nice though
I don't get it. This band has a pretty good following and the critics have been kind for the most part. But all I hear is REM and I already have REM. What's the song I need to hear? Or is this a young band trying to figure out who they are?
artmarcia wrote:
This album hasn't been released yet--so who's the fox who got the advanced copy? I ordered a copy so it should be here in a week or so.
If memory serves, radio stations get advance copies of albums...
Something about this song reminded me of Donald Fagen's "The Goodbye Look." Maybe it was that bass line.
They are the best band live that I've seen in the last 5 years. The last two discs are outstanding. I am seeing them again on the 31st in a beach bar.... and I can't wait!
Unique? When you know the words before they are sung (and i use that word lightly), it is not unique. however each unto their own i guess. :daisy.gif:
This is unique and cool--Great lyrics. Thanks for the intro!
artmarcia wrote:
This album hasn't been released yet--so who's the fox who got the advanced copy? I ordered a copy so it should be here in a week or so.
The LRC queen, are you ok?? Still reeling about hearing from Bill that your vote is meaningless?
Love the bass line on this. Thanks for putting these new songs into the rotation! Can't wait til the new album comes out on Tuesday :)
This album hasn't been released yet--so who's the fox who got the advanced copy? I ordered a copy so it should be here in a week or so.