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Semisonic — Get A Grip
Album: All About Chemistry
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Released: 2001
Length: 3:26
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Lonely boys and your lonely girls,
Here at the end of the lonely world,
You're finding out if there's someone to cry about.

Lonely girls and your lonely boys,
Playing alone with your lonely toys,
Well don't be blue 'cause there's no one to play with you.

Get a grip on yourself you know you should,
I got a grip on myself and it feels good,
Get a grip on yourself take my advice,
I got a grip on myself and it feels nice.

When the lights come on and the party's through,
There are always a few with nobody to do,
Well now don't despair, you'll eventually get there,
And meanwhile all of the lonely ones,
Here's what to do while you wait for the sun to rise above,
The loneliest kind of love.

Get a grip on yourself you know you should,
(get a grip on yourself)
I got a grip on myself and it feels good,
Get a grip on yourself take my advice,
(get a grip on yourself)
I got a grip on myself and it feels nice.

Well it feels nice,
Yeah it feels nice,
Well it feels nice,
Yes it feels nice,
If you're looking for someone to get a grip on you,
First you've gotta get a grip on yourself its true.

Get a grip on yourself you know you should,
(get a grip on yourself)
I got a grip on myself and it feels good,
Get a grip on yourself take my advice,
(get a grip on yourself)
I got a grip on myself and it feels nice.

Well it feels nice,
Yeah it feels nice,
Well it feels nice.
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Bill, are you trying to tell us you're lonely in that sound booth?

Masturbation should be like meals, 3 times daily!
 Art_Carnage wrote:
A song that manages to be happy, bouncy, and icky, all at the same time.
 
Nothing wrong with being icky!

 dburges wrote:
Solidly cementing their one hit wonder status...
 
ignorance is bliss
{#Lol}
I envy the generation growing up with this healthy, sex-positive, self-love tune!
 dburges wrote:
Solidly cementing their one hit wonder status...
 
Didn't they do "Across the Great Divide," "Closing Time," and "Chemistry"?

Greasing Wheezer?
Solidly cementing their one hit wonder status...
I love it!!!!!!!!
 
 Art_Carnage wrote:
A song that manages to be happy, bouncy, and icky, all at the same time.
 
nailed it.

Mute. Mute. MUTE!
Bill, hilarious after Satellite Mind!

I heard you flog through the wall...?
oh come on people!  I have trashed a few songs played here  ,  but I like this one .  sounds like bare naked ladies  , it just flows so well ,, I like the simpleness of it  ,,, no big airs or " look at how intellectually moody I can be " crap ,,,,,,,,,,, many of the best songs  are not complicated full of wasted noise or pretense ,,,,,,, so get a grip !  lol
Amy!  River!  Get A GRIP!!

Get a Grip
POSSIBLE THE WORST SONG EVER PLAYED ON RP
Get a grip on yourself SEMISONIC!
RIDICULOUS!

TEXT + MUSIC!!!

"2"
 sergeant_x wrote:

That's just wrong.

In so many ways.
 
Oh come on!  You can just hear that big booming voice, "I touch myself when I think about you.  I gotta tell ya!  I touch myself." {#Roflol}
extremely good advice in this song—-you already listed "Dancin with Myself" right?

How about some Dan Wilson off his solo album. It has 4 or 5 songs that would sound good on RP.
A song that manages to be happy, bouncy, and icky, all at the same time.
Polishing the porpoise

 DaveInVA wrote:
And its obvious just where that grip is...
 
Another in the list of songs about self-gratification!

And its obvious just where that grip is...
Get a grip on yourself. This is childish. A 2 from me.
Pure pop pleasure....they could be singing about algebra and it would still sound good.

 lmic wrote:

No. It's about tickling the pickle.

 

No, waxing the bishop

Stupid.
Pure pop for wow people.

How about some Dan Wilson from his album last year? Free Life would be a good choice. He does not get much play time. He wrote a lot of the music for the Dixie Chicks last album and then released his own album. So there is life after Semisonic
Why is this the only Semisonic song on the playlist?
 Sloggydog wrote:
OK so we're agreed then its about spanking the monkey
 
No. It's about tickling the pickle.

Add Blister in the Sun by the Violent Femmes to the list...

It would be really nice to hear some of Dan Wilson's solo album. There are some really good songs like Free life and Breathless on that album.
OK so we're agreed then its about spanking the monkey
 AvoidingWork wrote:
I've always wanted to hear Ethel Merman do a cover of "I touch myself" by the Divinyls.
 
That's just wrong.

In so many ways.
I've always wanted to hear Ethel Merman do a cover of "I touch myself" by the Divinyls.
Walrus_Gumbo wrote:
Gotta add
Turning Japanese by The Vapors
and maybe
I'm in You by Peter Frampton
followed by
I've Been in You by Frank Zappa.... LMAO!
 mamerjamer wrote:
While you're digging through the Frank Zappa, don't forget "Dynamo Hum", although innuendo has not much to do with that song - If you don't know what Frank is talking about in Dynamo Hum, then you need English classes!
 
How about "Pump It Up" by Elvis Costello?

 laozilover wrote:
"I got a grip on myself and it feels nice"??  
 
Wankers of the world unite!

 laozilover wrote:
"I got a grip on myself and it feels nice"??  
 
Wanker?
 trekhead wrote:
,  Oh, behave!!!
 
{#Redface}
{#Lol}  that cd cover entertains me!

 jeff303 wrote:
I really needed this song about now. Thanks!!!
 
Got a grip on yourself already?

Bill, please! there are other really great Semisonic songs! Try Delicious (most excellent!) , or FNT... from their first (?) album
"I got a grip on myself and it feels nice"??  
Nice cover with beaker sex.
,  Oh, behave!!!
Walrus_Gumbo wrote:
Gotta add Turning Japanese by The Vapors and maybe I'm in You by Peter Frampton followed by I've Been in You by Frank Zappa.... LMAO!
While you're digging through the Frank Zappa, don't forget "Dynamo Hum", although innuendo has not much to do with that song - If you don't know what Frank is talking about in Dynamo Hum, then you need English classes!
How about "Blister in the Sun" by the Violent Femmes?
andrewimft wrote:
This would go well with the Divynils' I Touch Myself.
Yes. Bill should do a new set: Get a Grip I Touch Myself The Boy With the Arab Strap :eyes:
:jump: :roflol:
Cool! I'm very glad to hear Semisonic on RP. As usual, the band demonstrates a somewhat off-center sense of humor. I like it. More, please. :roflol:
This would go well with the Divynils' I Touch Myself.
hahaha, he's right, it does feel good oh such innuendo! Scandal you talk.
I really needed this song about now. Thanks!!!
I uploaded "Down in Flames" a while back. It didn't make the cut. I think that one is their finest moment. It rocks really good.
QualityPie wrote:
Tiny Tim, "Tiptoe Through The Two L :taped-shut: "
Hey! I've got that LP.
Oh yeah. Add this one to the list.
lol, this entire post entertains me, and that album cover is BAD!
Semisonic had like one radio hit does not make them too "mainstream" for Radio Paradise, so get off your indie high horse. I like them. But wow, I never realized how dirty that album cover is. And I can't believe people are on here mocking Borat AND Freddie Mercury. Shameful! :)
I stand corrected. icky, icky, icky... I guess you have to be of the necessary persuasion. "peterbuilt" indeed.
MinMan wrote:
Is this what they're singing about?
Eh, no. They're singing about this: See? Freddy knew how to get a grip. :biggrin:
ematt wrote:
is nice!
Is this what they're singing about?
Thanks RP for bringing this one back. Very cool.
ce wrote:
There's plenty of opportunity for innuendo in this playlist, too. It's just not quite in the right order. And the cigar, of course, is entirely optional, to be smoked afterwards. What else were you thinking?
Speaking of innuendo, the video is also quite fun, and as silly as the song. :-) https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jrdZNNG4S8g
Walrus_Gumbo wrote:
Gotta add Turning Japanese by The Vapors and maybe I'm in You by Peter Frampton followed by I've Been in You by Frank Zappa.... LMAO!
That is hilarious!
How about some Sumosonic?
Way ahead of you. . .
As it turns out, there are FAR more songs about self-abuse than I would have thought. . . https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/List_of_songs_about_masturbation
ce wrote:
Let's see today's April 18 - is Bob Marley next? someone over at RP feeling a little lazy today?
Wouldn't it be great if RP played some Trip Shakespeare?? That's when Dan and John were at their best.
Gotta add Turning Japanese by The Vapors and maybe I'm in You by Peter Frampton followed by I've Been in You by Frank Zappa.... LMAO!
Dan Wilson's come a long way - from working at the Walker Art Center to accepting a Grammy with the Dixie Chicks. Hope these guys record again!
celadonstone wrote:
Or the Divinyls "I Touch Myself"..? Heehee.
Hehehehe.... In my room... LMAO!
liser wrote:
hcaudill wrote:
Nice set of naughty songs: Semisonic - Get A Grip Patty Griffin - Wiggley Fingers The Smiths - Handsome Devil Not the full-scale masturbation set we're all clamoring for, but not bad.
Is Jackson Brown's "Rosie" next?
There's plenty of opportunity for innuendo in this playlist, too. It's just not quite in the right order. And the cigar, of course, is entirely optional, to be smoked afterwards. What else were you thinking? :cheesygrin:
10:26 am - Bob Marley - One Love 10:12 am - Semisonic - Get A Grip 10:07 am - The Shins - Phantom Limb 10:04 am - The Smiths - Handsome Devil 10:01 am - Blue Man Group - Time To Start 9:56 am - Pink Floyd - Have A Cigar
meydele wrote:
Next Bill should play "In My Room" by the Beach Boys.
Or the Divinyls "I Touch Myself"..? Heehee.
Next Bill should play "In My Room" by the Beach Boys.
WEEZER LIKE
best album art of last year.
Ibeaton wrote:
"Rosie" - Jackson Browne (This one's subtle - I'm embarrassed to say I listened to this one for years before I figured it out).
Funny, me too! Of course, I was 6 at the time, so...
guysmiley wrote:
How about Billy Idol's "Dancing With Myself"?
Tiny Tim, "Tiptoe Through The Two L :taped-shut: "
liser wrote:
Is Jackson Brown's "Rosie" next?
How about Billy Idol's "Dancing With Myself"?
hcaudill wrote:
Nice set of naughty songs: Semisonic - Get A Grip Patty Griffin - Wiggley Fingers The Smiths - Handsome Devil Not the full-scale masturbation set we're all clamoring for, but not bad.
Is Jackson Brown's "Rosie" next?
hcaudill wrote:
Nice set of naughty songs: Semisonic - Get A Grip Patty Griffin - Wiggley Fingers The Smiths - Handsome Devil Not the full-scale masturbation set we're all clamoring for, but not bad.
:lol:
So am I the only one who noticed the Hendrix lift there? Nice though.
Nice set of naughty songs: Semisonic - Get A Grip Patty Griffin - Wiggley Fingers The Smiths - Handsome Devil Not the full-scale masturbation set we're all clamoring for, but not bad.
test tube sex? the lead singer has a "grip on himself" and "it feels nice" the loneliest kind of love? :shifty: :shifty: :shifty:
this guy that's "got a grip on himself" is giving advice??
lbeaton wrote:
Hardly the first one, either: "Whip It" - Devo "Stroke" - Billy Squier "Rosie" - Jackson Browne (This one's subtle - I'm embarrassed to say I listened to this one for years before I figured it out). "She Bop" - Cyndi Lauper Others?
I don't think anybody mentioned "Up For the Down Stroke" by Parliament...
nice = 6
squidish wrote:
It feels niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice - very clever lyrics.
and!....very clever album cover art!
It feels niiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiice - very clever lyrics.
hcaudill wrote:
"Wiggley Fingers" - Patty Griffin. Probably the best song about masturbation ever written. She rhymes "St. Francis Xavier" with "unspeakable behavior", and she ends the song with a howl that will stand up the hair on your neck. C'mon, Bill - sounds like a great idea for a set.
From: Billy Bragg - St Swithin's Day "With my own hands When i make love to your memory It's not the same I miss the thunder I miss the rain" He almost makes it sound romantic, doesn't he!
I totally second this!!! I've asked Bill to look for some Trip Shakespeare - they were GREAT! And Semisonic's first album was really really strong. bc wrote:
Well, it's ok, but doesn't compare to their first album, and doesn't hold a candle to Trip Shakespeare, which contained 2/3rds of Semisonic. bc
babygirl614 wrote:
I wondered what happened to these guys.
Their boring music got overplayed and they went poof? Although I find this song amusing enough to rate a 6 :bananasplit:
Darling Nicki - met her in a hotel lobby masturbating with a magazine how come that never really happens when you walk into a hotel? Nor-Cal wrote:
Sounds like it to me. Has there ever been a pop song with the word 'masturbation' in the lyrics? Trouble is it would never get played on the radio cuz it would rub too many people the wrong way. :whistle:
hcaudill wrote:
"Wiggley Fingers" - Patty Griffin. Probably the best song about masturbation ever written. She rhymes "St. Francis Xavier" with "unspeakable behavior", and she ends the song with a howl that will stand up the hair on your neck. C'mon, Bill - sounds like a great idea for a set.
How could you forget "Pictures of Lily?"
Gets a 9 just for sheer audacity...
Nor-Cal wrote:
Sounds like it to me. Has there ever been a pop song with the word 'masturbation' in the lyrics? Trouble is it would never get played on the radio cuz it would rub too many people the wrong way. :whistle:
Green Day's Longview.
lbeaton wrote:
Hardly the first one, either: "Whip It" - Devo "Stroke" - Billy Squier "Rosie" - Jackson Browne (This one's subtle - I'm embarrassed to say I listened to this one for years before I figured it out). "She Bop" - Cyndi Lauper Others?
"Wiggley Fingers" - Patty Griffin. Probably the best song about masturbation ever written. She rhymes "St. Francis Xavier" with "unspeakable behavior", and she ends the song with a howl that will stand up the hair on your neck. C'mon, Bill - sounds like a great idea for a set.
Woot. MN band.
I wondered what happened to these guys.
Don't forget the most obvious: Turning Japanese by the Vapors. :cheesygrin:
lbeaton wrote:
Hardly the first one, either: "Whip It" - Devo "Stroke" - Billy Squier "Rosie" - Jackson Browne (This one's subtle - I'm embarrassed to say I listened to this one for years before I figured it out). "She Bop" - Cyndi Lauper Others?
"Dancing with Myself" - Billy Idol
KohlDaddy wrote:
Do you really have to think about that one? "I got a grip on myself and it feels nice" :lol:
Hardly the first one, either: "Whip It" - Devo "Stroke" - Billy Squier "Rosie" - Jackson Browne (This one's subtle - I'm embarrassed to say I listened to this one for years before I figured it out). "She Bop" - Cyndi Lauper Others?
what a fun tune. another reason why i listen to RP. you'd never discover this on OTA radio. play it again
red5_bc wrote:
Is this song about masturbation?
Do you really have to think about that one? "I got a grip on myself and it feels nice" :lol: The cover art should give you a tip about the maturity of the content, shouldn't it?
Nor-Cal wrote:
Sounds like it to me. Has there ever been a pop song with the word 'masturbation' in the lyrics? Trouble is it would never get played on the radio cuz it would rub too many people the wrong way. :whistle:
Umm...Longview?
red5_bc wrote:
Is this song about masturbation?
Sounds like it to me. Has there ever been a pop song with the word 'masturbation' in the lyrics? Trouble is it would never get played on the radio cuz it would rub too many people the wrong way. :whistle:
Ah, ya wanker... :lol:
mrmojorisin wrote:
Play "Pink Thing" from XTC next!
anything so long as we never have to listen to the Divinyls.
Play "Pink Thing" from XTC next!
Darlington wrote:
Saw a review of a book, "So You Want to Be a Rock and Roll Star" which has just come out - written by a member of this group. Its sort of an "expose" of the recording/radio industry - really goes into detail of all the things that have to be done to get played/noticed in the business. Not a glowing account, by any means. Review was pretty favorable, as I recall.
I read that book and really enjoyed it. The writer was the drummer for Semisonic. He does a good job capturing the modern realities of trying to "make it" in the music industry and what it can do to your perspective, your sanity, your soul... I am not, however, a fan at all of this band or their sound...
"I got a grip on myself and it feels nice". This guy needs a girlfriend.
Get a "grip" on yourself? uh, are they talking about what I think they're talking about ??!!
Saw a review of a book, "So You Want to Be a Rock and Roll Star" which has just come out - written by a member of this group. Its sort of an "expose" of the recording/radio industry - really goes into detail of all the things that have to be done to get played/noticed in the business. Not a glowing account, by any means. Review was pretty favorable, as I recall.
Like this one--did it go through the LRC?
Is this song about masturbation?
Well, it's ok, but doesn't compare to their first album, and doesn't hold a candle to Trip Shakespeare, which contained 2/3rds of Semisonic. bc
I am a huge Semisonic fan - this sounds great! Thanks for playing, Bill!