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Built To Spill — Hindsight
Album: There Is No Enemy
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Released: 2009
Length: 3:32
Plays (last 30 days): 3
Hindsight's giving me
Too much memory
There's too much never seen
But it's always there 'cause it's everywhere

Taking my own advice
Worked out for me nice
But now I come to find
The tricks we play with human brains

They don't want to think about the other side
Is that grass just greener 'cause it's fake?
'Cause that's all that we've been told since we were five years old
Is that all we'll ever know?

Hindsight brings me down
It keeps me on the ground
And though I'm never proud
I wouldn't dare if you weren't there

The thing with getting up
Feelings like giving up
Feels like not enough
You eat a crumb and waste a loaf

They don't want to talk about the other side
Where the grass was greener than they said
'Cause this doesn't bring to mind what I'd expect to find
They must be colorblind

What about Canada?
What about Canada?
This paradise
Of pines and ice

Morning comes in freight ships while you're sleeping
Bad into ideas was no surprise
We'll wait 'till the wild has rights, then never lock doors at night
And kiss all those wars goodbye
Comments (105)add comment
Nice to hear that good music comes from fly over country too
 Canadese wrote:

Looking at his playlists he obviously appreciates all the good music that comes from North of the border.
 

Yeah, Idaho is my new favorite Province too.
 marysclark wrote:
sounds a bit like Death Cab for Cutie to me
 

wow. not even close.
 Highlowsel wrote:

Looks like an Elephant in a blizzard.  Or maybe I'm just projecting a bit of our domestic (U.S.) political chaos?  Heh!

Highlow
American Net'Zen
 

Looks like one of those things H.P. Lovecraft wrote about to me... about to eat the house and the people in it while reality distorts and warps around them all...

So I think your version sounds nice and cheery! 
 sieversfam wrote:

Really!  What the heck are Nickelback fans doing here?  Oh,  this is rehab for crappy FM...on which one would hear...Nickelback.

 

it seems that a lot of people like to slag nickelback. it escapes me why. they are unapologetic about their motley crue roots, good old canajun boys who play fire breathing pyrotechnic full on muzak rather than the fake country shuffle we hear all over the place. kind of like how people slag john mayer or toto. i understand it. i just change your dial, kenneth and you'll be fine.
More Built to Spill please.  
YOU ARE AWESOME BILL!
Thanks - Love this band because of you.
 gggggggggg wrote:
 I think Bill has a secret love affair with Canada.  
 
Looking at his playlists he obviously appreciates all the good music that comes from North of the border.
Good message, well written. Uplifting tone:)
If things go badly today prepare for the Canadian immigrant site to crash again...
sounds a bit like Death Cab for Cutie to me
always upvote Canada
the world needs more
Canada
Source:
a Canadian, eh.
Really do like the feel of this song, but every time I hear it I'm thinking it's Neal Young.  Wiki does say he was one of there greatest influences. I'm going to agree.
Ammmmazing song that gets better every time I hear it. 
Intro/Sweet Jane —> this. 

Okay, everybody. Time to turn down the music in your cubicles! 
Seeing these guys tonight at Red Rocks in Colorado....opening for Father John Misty.  
Not to be confused with "Blame Canada" from the (in)famous South Park episode. Was going to attach a link, but it's pretty offensive.
My people come from Canada - eh? (Kinda have to put a question mark on those)
It's a nice song. Probably a nice sentiment, but not entirely sure that I'm smart enough, or artistic enough to really fully grasp the lyrics...
what indeed about Canada
a middle power
a refuge in a time of crisis
an island between seas and empires
what about Canada
eh
I have to say, one of the best bands of all time. Classy fellas too.
Love these guys but maybe that's just because their from Boise, ID and so am I!
 DeeJay27 wrote:
Great Cover!

 
Looks like an Elephant in a blizzard.  Or maybe I'm just projecting a bit of our domestic (U.S.) political chaos?  Heh!

Highlow
American Net'Zen
Always upvote Canada!
Great Cover!
Absolutely one of the best bands to see live! Their THREE lead guitars do things you can't imagine! They sure rocked us solid Oct. 10!
 skyguy wrote:
I'm not your buddy, pal! I'm not your pal, friend!

or...
pal 
sweet - what else to say
"Is that grass just greener 'cause it's fake?"

Love it! 
Canada is in the lyrics:

:
What about Canada

What about Canada
It's paradise with pines and ice
Morning comes in freight ships while your sleeping
Batting two ideas with no surprise

Wait til the wine has rights 
They never lock doors at night
And kiss all those wars goodbye 
I don't get it - Built to Spill is from Idaho, so what's all this aboot Canada, eh...?
 gggggggggg wrote:
 I think Bill has a secret love affair with Canada.  

 
And Canada with Bill. Just noticed that there are almost 2000 listening in Canada as opposed to 6500 in United States. Considering that the population of States is 9 times greater, percentage wise, more Canadians tune in than Americans.
I'm not your buddy, pal! I'm not your pal, friend!
Excellent
Oh, Canada?
This paradise
Of pines and ice
Sounds nice 
 I think Bill has a secret love affair with Canada.  
 nagsheadlocal wrote:

I think we're supposed to blame them.

 
That's okay, we have big shoulders.
Being an Idaho guy, and a life long Pacific North Westerner, I have had the pleasure of seeing these guys live a couple dozen times. LIVE is where they completely sealed the deal for me l as a life long fan. They simply DESTROY in a beautiful way live. I love every one of their studio albums. 
I'm surprised we do not hear more from some of their earlier studio work, or their live album on RP. Their live Neil Young cover Cortez the Killer is incredible. 

Great to hear them period however.  
 demenshea wrote:
Underplayed and underrated, these guys are brilliant and talented in a sea of mediocre. 

 
I agree they might be underrated, but I don't think they do so in a sea of mediocrity. There are a lot of wonderful bands out there along with a lot of crappy ones.
This song reminds me a LOT of Neil young - similar voice, country backing. 
 treehugger wrote:
What about Canada?
 
I think we're supposed to blame them.
..really diggin' this band's groove..heard of them, but never fully explored..time to do that now—thx RP!..
What about Canada?

Underplayed and underrated, these guys are brilliant and talented in a sea of mediocre. 
 sirdroseph wrote:


Hey! We have another Nickelback fan, awesome!
 
Really!  What the heck are Nickelback fans doing here?  Oh,  this is rehab for crappy FM...on which one would hear...Nickelback.

GOOD!

PS
Mothman...?
 jkhandy wrote:

Wow! Nice. All class, low yes, but all class! 

 

Hey! We have another Nickelback fan, awesome!
Nice tune!
yawn.
Horrible transition after live Sweet Jane by Lou! Big downer!!
 sirdroseph wrote:


You had to take a shower after saying that, didn't you?{#Puke}
 
Wow! Nice. All class, low yes, but all class! 

 Hey_Now19 wrote:
Yeah.  They're in no way as good as say Nickleback...
 

You had to take a shower after saying that, didn't you?{#Puke}
 Stingray wrote:
LOVELY!

PS
GREAT COVER ART!
 
Yes, good tune.  The prior album had cool cover art as well.

I noticed Bill has a bad case of bed hair today!
Feeling helpless?

There is a town in north Ontario
With dream, comfort, memory to spare


great band, great song
 TwinEngine wrote:
It's true: in Canada, morning comes in freight ships while you're sleeping. This has some downsides. In 1993 there was a horrible Nautical Disaster in which it seems a morning freighter was, indeed, Built to Spill. Off the British Columbia coast, morning spilt from the damaged vessel across the country, reversing the natural order in which those in the east wake up first. Many of us in the west were traumatized by having been woken up much too early, during deep REM sleep.  Greenpeace members, who would have been the first to point out the inherit dangers of shipping morning, were too dazed to organize themselves. The morning industry has only grown since then, controlled by a few Japanese exporters whose red-sun flags remind us who controls whom. And while there have been no other incidents, many Canadians go to bed nervous each night, not knowing which would be worse: if morning never came, or if it came too soon.

Rust Never Sleeps.

 
Explains Ontario.


LOVELY!

PS
GREAT COVER ART!
 slippery wrote:

These moments are unfortunately not shipped by japanese exporters. The up side is that they are free of charge. Down side: rare.
 

Rare, but not extinct - I caught it tonight. Nifty! Anyway, thanks Bill, Built to Spill, and double bills.


Yeah.  They're in no way as good as say Nickleback...
WHINY!!!
 TwinEngine wrote:
It's true: in Canada, morning comes in freight ships while you're sleeping. This has some downsides. In 1993 there was a horrible Nautical Disaster in which it seems a morning freighter was, indeed, Built to Spill. Off the British Columbia coast, morning spilt from the damaged vessel across the country, reversing the natural order in which those in the east wake up first. Many of us in the west were traumatized by having been woken up much too early, during deep REM sleep.  Greenpeace members, who would have been the first to point out the inherit dangers of shipping morning, were too dazed to organize themselves. The morning industry has only grown since then, controlled by a few Japanese exporters whose red-sun flags remind us who controls whom. And while there have been no other incidents, many Canadians go to bed nervous each night, not knowing which would be worse: if morning never came, or if it came too soon.

Rust Never Sleeps.

 
Well if that wasn't bad enough, now winter nights are shorter and days longer, and summer —- a total black out !
I've heard that chancellor has consulted Arizona to find out how to borrow some time that Az. has banked away
by not falling for the old "Spring ahead, Fall back" crapola. . . . Canadians also have researched jet-lag as a means
to cushion the reversal of effects which occur, when crossing the border, into the US. Stay tuned.

 TwinEngine wrote:


Seriously? Wow, how do I hear a replay? {#Roflol}
 
I wish I could tell you brother, but I'm afraid it was one of those magical once-in-a-lifetime-moments.
You know the ones that flash before your eyes, for a short instant stopping all clocks, bringing your whole reality to a screaming halt. Soon before receding and perishing in a silent void of the past, never to be reached and felt again. Leaving you standing stark naked and somewhat afraid, with no less than a coctail of emotions stirring your whole inside. And in your hands holding all you thought you knew of the world, while before your eyes reality now has turned completely upside down.

These moments are unfortunately not shipped by japanese exporters. The up side is that they are free of charge. Down side: rare.
Great in their best moments!
("7-8")

 slippery wrote:

Just heard this reply being read by Bill live, and I am in total chock and amazement how brilliant it is.
Is it really true?
 

Seriously? Wow, how do I hear a replay? {#Roflol}

 TwinEngine wrote:
It's true: in Canada, morning comes in freight ships while you're sleeping. This has some downsides. In 1993 there was a horrible Nautical Disaster in which it seems a morning freighter was, indeed, Built to Spill. Off the British Columbia coast, morning spilt from the damaged vessel across the country, reversing the natural order in which those in the east wake up first. Many of us in the west were traumatized by having been woken up much too early, during deep REM sleep.  Greenpeace members, who would have been the first to point out the inherit dangers of shipping morning, were too dazed to organize themselves. The morning industry has only grown since then, controlled by a few Japanese exporters whose red-sun flags remind us who controls whom. And while there have been no other incidents, many Canadians go to bed nervous each night, not knowing which would be worse: if morning never came, or if it came too soon.

Rust Never Sleeps.

 
ROFL!! {#Roflol}

I don't know what you're on, but I'll buy an ounce of it
 TwinEngine wrote:
It's true: in Canada, morning comes in freight ships while you're sleeping. This has some downsides. In 1993 there was a horrible Nautical Disaster in which it seems a morning freighter was, indeed, Built to Spill. Off the British Columbia coast, morning spilt from the damaged vessel across the country, reversing the natural order in which those in the east wake up first. Many of us in the west were traumatized by having been woken up much too early, during deep REM sleep.  Greenpeace members, who would have been the first to point out the inherit dangers of shipping morning, were too dazed to organize themselves. The morning industry has only grown since then, controlled by a few Japanese exporters whose red-sun flags remind us who controls whom. And while there have been no other incidents, many Canadians go to bed nervous each night, not knowing which would be worse: if morning never came, or if it came too soon.

Rust Never Sleeps.
 
Just heard this reply being read by Bill live, and I am in total chock and amazement how brilliant it is.
Is it really true?


 TwinEngine wrote:
It's true: in Canada, morning comes in freight ships while you're sleeping. This has some downsides. In 1993 there was a horrible Nautical Disaster in which it seems a morning freighter was, indeed, Built to Spill. Off the British Columbia coast, morning spilt from the damaged vessel across the country, reversing the natural order in which those in the east wake up first. Many of us in the west were traumatized by having been woken up much too early, during deep REM sleep.  Greenpeace members, who would have been the first to point out the inherit dangers of shipping morning, were too dazed to organize themselves. The morning industry has only grown since then, controlled by a few Japanese exporters whose red-sun flags remind us who controls whom. And while there have been no other incidents, many Canadians go to bed nervous each night, not knowing which would be worse: if morning never came, or if it came too soon.

Rust Never Sleeps.

 
I live here and I remember - it was horrible - I'm still in recovery! 
(He says - reaching for his medication... BCBud)  {#Cowboy}  {#Wink}

I used to like these guys; I bought "You in Reverse" after hearing some of the tracks here on RP. Now, I don't like them anymore. Most of the time, I'm pretty tolerant of unusual voices, but this guy's voice bugs me now.
Hm:

Built To Spill - Hindsight ... mentions Canada
Big Sugar - All Hell For A Basement ... mentions Alberta
Son Volt - Medicine Hat ... mentions a city in Alberta

This is fun.

P.S. Thanks ioanthe, how generous!


It's true: in Canada, morning comes in freight ships while you're sleeping. This has some downsides. In 1993 there was a horrible Nautical Disaster in which it seems a morning freighter was, indeed, Built to Spill. Off the British Columbia coast, morning spilt from the damaged vessel across the country, reversing the natural order in which those in the east wake up first. Many of us in the west were traumatized by having been woken up much too early, during deep REM sleep.  Greenpeace members, who would have been the first to point out the inherit dangers of shipping morning, were too dazed to organize themselves. The morning industry has only grown since then, controlled by a few Japanese exporters whose red-sun flags remind us who controls whom. And while there have been no other incidents, many Canadians go to bed nervous each night, not knowing which would be worse: if morning never came, or if it came too soon.


Bravo! Bravo, you magnificent bastard! That may be one of the funniest things I have read here at RP.



It's true: in Canada, morning comes in freight ships while you're sleeping. This has some downsides. In 1993 there was a horrible Nautical Disaster in which it seems a morning freighter was, indeed, Built to Spill. Off the British Columbia coast, morning spilt from the damaged vessel across the country, reversing the natural order in which those in the east wake up first. Many of us in the west were traumatized by having been woken up much too early, during deep REM sleep.  Greenpeace members, who would have been the first to point out the inherit dangers of shipping morning, were too dazed to organize themselves. The morning industry has only grown since then, controlled by a few Japanese exporters whose red-sun flags remind us who controls whom. And while there have been no other incidents, many Canadians go to bed nervous each night, not knowing which would be worse: if morning never came, or if it came too soon.

Rust Never Sleeps.

Let's hope no one ever makes a typo like this:  Built to Spill:  Hindsight  from There is No Enema 
{#Eek}
I always look forward to hearing this one! An 8, I think. . .
Whew.  Audioslave over.  Unmute.
I wonder if you can do an auto-rate? Every Built To Spill song that's been played on RP has been a nailed-on Ho-Hum. If I have to have a leg amputated without anaesthetics please play this whole album to me and I'll be numb to anything by the end of it {#Sleep}
{#Lol} Was only half-listening here in the office; I thought it was gonna be Slow Ride!
{#Music}
 Dancing_banana wrote:
I like this song more and more with each listen. Thanks, RP.
 

Me too.
 Tagish_girl wrote:


Hmmm. if you listen to the Southpark boys, we can just blame Canada!  But then, what is Canada guilty of?  Oh yeah, having universal healthcare, encouraging multicultural diversity, allowing gay marriage, loving ice hockey and being all-around nice people.  But don't piss us off.  We have guns.
 

Please! Please!  No DFA!     (Death From Above)   We promise to behave well.  Promise!  -lol-

 

Tagish_girl:  Just want to let you know that increasingly Canadians have guns too.   To own one, it helps to be male, between the ages of 16 and 35, extremely insecure; apparently possessing an IQ of less than 90 helps too.

Two males in the 30s were pulled over at the 4-way stop near our quiet suburban home on Christmas Eve.   Two streets up, they had backed into a parked car and upon leaving the scene of the accident, switched drivers.  (Thanks to vigilant neighbours who called the police.)  The drive had a hand gun on him.  Illegal, most likely US origin.    Do the police often intercept weapons like this?  Not in the past.

In 2009, the Greater Vancouver area suffered a epidemic of public shootings.  Probably as result of the increased use of informants by the police.


Did I just hear some old Hollies riffs in this song?

 

Nice.


 ziggytrix wrote:
What about Canada?

 
hockey fight

 Tagish_girl wrote:


But then, what is Canada guilty of?  Oh yeah, having universal healthcare, encouraging multicultural diversity, allowing gay marriage, loving ice hockey and being all-around nice people.  But don't piss us off.  We have guns.
 
And don't call it "ice" hockey. Despite what the IOC may think, it's just hockey.

 Dancing_banana wrote:
I like this song more and more with each listen. Thanks, RP.
 

AGREED
 Dancing_banana wrote:
I like this song more and more with each listen. Thanks, RP.
 
ditto!
I like this song more and more with each listen. Thanks, RP.
 sirdroseph wrote:
BTS is a great band, why do they pick all of their sucky songs to play though? If the only outlet you were hearing them was here, you would think this band sucked!{#Sad}
 
You know what, my friend, you've hit on something that I've wondered about since I subscribed to RP in 2006.

I have made the same comment about Oasis a number of times —- their best stuff isn't playlisted here.

You will not find a bigger fan of the Goldsmiths than me, but once in a while they just have a blind spot.

On balance, they deserve our gratitude for what they do, though, so let's sit back and enjoy the ride.

 On_The_Beach wrote:

Guess you haven't been to "Gang-couver" lately. Sigh.

 
Nope, not since 1987. but I do live about an hour outside of Toronto, so I do hear all their gun-related news. I'm not too far removed from gun violence.

BTS is a great band, why do they pick all of their sucky songs to play though? If the only outlet you were hearing them was here, you would think this band sucked!{#Sad}
 Droidac wrote:
Agree on each point, except for the guns. Guns are NOT a part of Canadian culture. At least not in any way to be proud of.
Not try to start anything, I'm just sayin'....  don't shoot me!
 
Guess you haven't been to "Gang-couver" lately. Sigh.

 Droidac wrote:

Agree on each point, except for the guns. Guns are NOT a part of Canadian culture. At least not in any way to be proud of.

Not try to start anything, I'm just sayin'....  don't shoot me!

 
....i am only the piano player!!!

 Tagish_girl wrote:


Hmmm. if you listen to the Southpark boys, we can just blame Canada!  But then, what is Canada guilty of?  Oh yeah, having universal healthcare, encouraging multicultural diversity, allowing gay marriage, loving ice hockey and being all-around nice people.  But don't piss us off.  We have guns.
 
Agree on each point, except for the guns. Guns are NOT a part of Canadian culture. At least not in any way to be proud of.

Not try to start anything, I'm just sayin'....  don't shoot me!




meh

I like this!
good ol' Idaho boys
First it was the guitars. Now it is the voice.
 ziggytrix wrote:
What about Canada?

 

It's too damned cold here and the taxes are too high, but I wouldn't live anyplace else.

What about European Socialism lite?
 Tagish_girl wrote:
Hmmm. if you listen to the Southpark boys, we can just blame Canada!  But then, what is Canada guilty of?  Oh yeah, having universal healthcare, encouraging multicultural diversity, allowing gay marriage, loving ice hockey and being all-around nice people.  But don't piss us off.  We have guns.
 
{#Roflol} Tagish Girl, you rock!

agreed, tagish
paradise in pines and ice, brought its people those things you speak
very nice.
we will look with remorseful hindsight at them from our unhealthy futures
 ziggytrix wrote:
What about Canada?

 

Hmmm. if you listen to the Southpark boys, we can just blame Canada!  But then, what is Canada guilty of?  Oh yeah, having universal healthcare, encouraging multicultural diversity, allowing gay marriage, loving ice hockey and being all-around nice people.  But don't piss us off.  We have guns.
 ziggytrix wrote:
What about Canada?
 
And what is this "there is no Enemy"?

"Built to Spill - ahaaa!
Few good songs - with the majority being rather boring!
LISTEN....!

What about Canada?

Instantly digging this. Put the phone down and came over to see if it was new or something from them I had missed. So excited to see it's new!