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Pete Yorn — For Us
Album: Nightcrawler
Avg rating:
7.1

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Total ratings: 759









Released: 2006
Length: 3:32
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Ask yourself
What do you think about us?
I was in the station
Working on something for us

You say your empty mind
Is easy when it's drugged
I watched you fall out of bed and scrape up your back
Well, maybe
This life is like the drug.
This life is like the drug.

(Yeah)

Ask yourself
What do they say about us?
I was in the station
Cooking up something for us

You say your empty mind
Is easy when it's drugged
I watched you fall out of bed and scrape up your back
Well, maybe
This life is like your bed.
This life is like your bed.

I've seen you fall between
Everywhere we go
They want to love you, baby
More than you know
I've seen the storm inside you
All through the day
I know it never leaves you
Not in that way

(Yeah)

I've seen your empty mind is easy when it's drugged
I've watched you fall out of bed and then scrape up your back
Well, maybe
This life is like your head.
This life is like your head.
This life is like your head...

Ask yourself
Ask yourself
Yeah, ask yourself
Comments (88)add comment
Like Lou Reed, Pete Y is an SU grad
Quite like it.  A bit Bowiesque, as reported previously.

{#Cowboy}   Thanks for playing this one, RP!  This is one of those beloved albums that takes me back to a certain place, time, and feeling so perfectly and poignantly.  


Montville, NJerseys finest!
 Jelani wrote:
Did he hoist that drum riff from American Band by Grand Funk Railroad?

 
You'd have to ask his drummer.  It's just a drum rudiment - a 'flam triplet' or something like that - probably standard for an intermediate drum lesson.  However, I'm pretty sure that most rock drummers have at one time imitated Don Brewer's classic intro for that tune - it would probably be fun to try to sneak that fill in there.
Talented and sexy.
Where the hell is this guy now? Good music. Good live too.
Have always loved this! goosebumps!!
 Jelani wrote:
Did he hoist that drum riff from American Band by Grand Funk Railroad?
 
Too bad he didn't lift more from those guys.  They burnt it up!  (And I'm off to see what Grand Funk tunes are in the playlist.  edit:  Closer to Home.)
Did he hoist that drum riff from American Band by Grand Funk Railroad?
NICE!
Me:
Pete Yorn is like the Tom Brady of music. Hate him cause of his looks and his talent. A little too much good fortune for one person to have.

Wife:
Jealous much?
Hate this....no wait, don't really like it....no wait, I kind of like this....growing on me.... This Life is Like Your Bed...starting to dig this...ok I'll give it a 5.
 lunar1963 wrote:


 

I second that!

 a_genuine_find wrote:
plagerizing another very funny RP listener
Ah, Arena, my favourite Star Trek episode and SciFi short story!
 


Love his music and damn! he is sexy.
Sounds like pop radio.
 celadonstone wrote:
I do like stuff by this guy. This one will grow on me, but the guitar calls to mind "Airplane" by Widespread Panic(?) in the opening bars. Then,when I hear the vocal, I am jetted out of undergrad bliss and back to the current era.
 
OK, I was wondering were I had heard that progression before.......
Different for Pete. I kinda like it. Some classic Pete Yorn would be nice too.
 bowiefreak wrote:


Did you really just say that he has "excellent hair" as one of the reasons we should like this artist or be listening to him? That's too funny!
 


Your handle is bowiefreak, you should now how important "excellent hair"is. Dave's had about ten different kinds—from the Hunky Dory scraggle to the Aladdin Sane proto-mullet. Image is all part of the package. 


...my little China girl
{#Confused}
 YORN——"striving to mediocre"——YAWN....
this song is subjects very consume after some hearings....-   4.
this song is cool and mioving, no more{#Bananajam}
:roflol: plagerizing another very funny RP listener
Ah, wow. This rocks.
element1 wrote:
Are we talking about the same song? I'm pretty sure I've heard this on commercial radio, along with a lot of other Pete Yorn...
Ha. Some places in the country commercial radio is so bad you can't imagine, completely Clear Channel sanitized. Where I live is a plenty liberal area just an hour north of San Francisco, can't get any SF or Bay Area stations here, just the worst dreck imaginable out here. If the song wasn't a hit yesterday it isn't played, and if it was a hit today not likely unless it's Third Eye Blind or Hillary Duff or some crap like that on every station. NO Peter Yorn, I can gaurantee you. I used to live in Boulder and commercial radio was better there. So results may vary!
Odd...I would never have guessed this was Pete Yorn. Sounds almost like Bono singing. I've heard some of his other stuff before, but it didn't really sound like this.
This life is like a drug, great line!!!!!
Curley24 wrote:
Thanks RP for letting us hear great stuff like this that would never get on commercial radio, which REALLY sucks the big one these days. Long live RP and thanks again!
Are we talking about the same song? I'm pretty sure I've heard this on commercial radio, along with a lot of other Pete Yorn...
flandersdog wrote:
I saw Pete Yorn open for Crowded House 2x this past summer. he was good. he did a cover of that Peter Bjorn & John song with the whistling. Pete has excellent hair. and a fantastic drummer (Malcolm something?).
Did you really just say that he has "excellent hair" as one of the reasons we should like this artist or be listening to him? That's too funny!
Yabbut, Cap'n Kirk vanquished him! :beat: :boohoo: bokey wrote:
GORN
This life is like your head. This life is like your head. This life is like your head...
I like this song, but the reverb on his amp is gonna break if he keeps knocking it over.
I saw Pete Yorn open for Crowded House 2x this past summer. he was good. he did a cover of that Peter Bjorn & John song with the whistling. Pete has excellent hair. and a fantastic drummer (Malcolm something?).
Fine look, Gorn! Fine song, Yorn!
bokey wrote:
GORN
LOL! :roflol: :notworthy:
GORN
if you like this song, but have never heard any other pete yorn, i recommend his debut album. good stuff.
Moving up: 7 ... 9!
I got this CD for Xmas and am really enjoying it. Good song.
Thanks RP for letting us hear great stuff like this that would never get on commercial radio, which REALLY sucks the big one these days. Long live RP and thanks again!
This one really has grown on me, and I think this is one talented musical dude with LOTS of promise... Thanks, Bill! for turning me on to it on RP!
I like this song, I like RP, I like the emoticons and the fact you can access and log into their website via a text-only web browser. :music:
Ya I like this one more and more. I also happen to think that RP have the most fun emoticons :jump:
lmic wrote:
:hearteyes: :hearteyes: :hearteyes: 8!
8 here too. Even without three "hearts in the eyes smiley faces"
electronicshaman wrote:
the beginning of this song always reminds me of "Lithium Flower" from the Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex soundtrack. she's so number nine she's incredible math just incredible math ...whatever that means...
This is a very good song (8). The number 9 is often preceeded by the number 6. Do you get it now?
superunderrated talent. more people should know about this one.
Land_Shark wrote:
Saw him in Atlanta with Crowded House. Both put on a great show and Pete did play this song.
Always a good show at the Tabernacle. Excellent venue.
Darlington wrote:
Yes he did, with a slightly different arrangement. Excellent show all round....
Saw him at the ACL fest last Friday - literally a smoking hot show (including the nearby fire). They covered Peter, Bjorn and John's "Young Folks" - what a bass and drum workout!
Land_Shark wrote:
Saw him in Atlanta with Crowded House. Both put on a great show and Pete did play this song.
Yes he did, with a slightly different arrangement. Excellent show all round....
Land_Shark wrote:
Saw him in Atlanta with Crowded House. Both put on a great show and Pete did play this song.
Saw them the night before in Nashville. Excellent.
Darlington wrote:
In Atlanta at the Tabernacle next month (September 12th I think)...would be nice...
Saw him in Atlanta with Crowded House. Both put on a great show and Pete did play this song.
xkolibuul wrote:
There's so much more he could have done with that album title than just him, in his jeans.
Starting with the Typeface!
There's so much more he could have done with that album title than just him, in his jeans.
Boosiewolf wrote:
Rock ON Pete! :guitarist: I hope he plays this at the PY/Crowded House show this month!
In Atlanta at the Tabernacle next month (September 12th I think)...would be nice...
dc_zee wrote:
I couldn't help but like the catchy 1st album; I've only heard singles from the subsequent releases...seem good, but with a somewhat predictable structure. What disappointed me (I must be spoiled) was that when I saw his 1st-album tour, he played in the same manner (I can live with that) and the exact same order as the song-order on the album. Did not change anything up, engage the audience, etc...In other words, I felt like I was watching/hearing a video, not a 'real live boy'. Could have saved my $ and time instead of buying the tix. (He is cute though.)
He's pretty outgoing at concerts now.. And changes stuff up a bit too :)
:hearteyes: :hearteyes: :hearteyes: 8!
Rock ON Pete! :guitarist: I hope he plays this at the PY/Crowded House show this month!
natural_tools wrote:
I'm so disappointed that his second and third albums didn't live up to the first one.
I couldn't help but like the catchy 1st album; I've only heard singles from the subsequent releases...seem good, but with a somewhat predictable structure. What disappointed me (I must be spoiled) was that when I saw his 1st-album tour, he played in the same manner (I can live with that) and the exact same order as the song-order on the album. Did not change anything up, engage the audience, etc...In other words, I felt like I was watching/hearing a video, not a 'real live boy'. Could have saved my $ and time instead of buying the tix. (He is cute though.)
Groovy awesome bass line, to use the technical musical term. :bananajam:
nice...would have never known he made this song without RP...all they play on the CC radio is marginal compared to this track.
Darlington wrote:
Great CD! Glad to see this has been added. Dave Grohl on drums, by the way.
Dave Grohl really is the shit.
He sounds a LOT like Dan Wilson in the quieter bits of the chorus ("this life is like your head" is what I think he's saying . . .)
the beginning of this song always reminds me of "Lithium Flower" from the Ghost in the Shell: Stand Alone Complex soundtrack. she's so number nine she's incredible math just incredible math ...whatever that means...
Where is the eleventeen on the rating scale?
mojoman wrote:
I hear it's very popular in the Himalayas.
The Abominable Showman?
At first I thought this was David Bowie.
*points to post below* :lol:
dousto wrote:
At first glance, I thought it said "Yetti Porn"
I hear it's very popular in the Himalayas.
At first glance, I thought it said "Yetti Porn" but that's probably because I'm running on 3 hours sleep.
Great stuff!!!!
Catalytic wrote:
Every time I heard the first few lines of lyrics I immediately get the impression I'm listening to Bono from U2. It's a feeling that's hard to shake. Not that it makes the tune any less enjoyable. It's still a great tune. :-)
Me too.
I ran out and got this album based on hearing this song - as usual, Pete did not disappoint! Recommended.
Johray63 wrote:
A bit confusing for me, this one. I wondered what it reminded me of and found out it's a song I used to play in a band, many years ago! The riff and changes are exactly the same. On Your Side that one was called and because I didn't write it, I feel free to say I prefer that one, though it was never recorded and produced as good as this Pete Yorn song.
Just what are you saying here mate? It doesn't compute to unravel your thread here so it appears superficially that you're ego tripping...sine qua non
Really am enjoying Pete Yorn's music -- all of it... good stuff.
A bit confusing for me, this one. I wondered what it reminded me of and found out it's a song I used to play in a band, many years ago! The riff and changes are exactly the same. On Your Side that one was called and because I didn't write it, I feel free to say I prefer that one, though it was never recorded and produced as good as this Pete Yorn song.
jubilantme wrote:
seriously?
Yep.
Darlington wrote:
Great CD! Glad to see this has been added. Dave Grohl on drums, by the way.
seriously?
yesssss more pete yorn please!
I do like stuff by this guy. This one will grow on me, but the guitar calls to mind "Airplane" by Widespread Panic(?) in the opening bars. Then,when I hear the vocal, I am jetted out of undergrad bliss and back to the current era.
This brings absolutely nothing to the table. It is the definition of banal.
I'm so disappointed that his second and third albums didn't live up to the first one.
Every time I heard the first few lines of lyrics I immediately get the impression I'm listening to Bono from U2. It's a feeling that's hard to shake. Not that it makes the tune any less enjoyable. It's still a great tune. :-)
Great CD! Glad to see this has been added. Dave Grohl on drums, by the way.
sunnysoul03 wrote:
ooo la la...pete yorn..
Ooh la la is right! :hearteyes: Been hearing this on a local station, was hoping it would be added to RP!
ooo la la...pete yorn..