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Of Monsters and Men — Little Talks
Album: My Head Is An Animal
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6.8

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Total ratings: 988









Released: 2011
Length: 4:08
Plays (last 30 days): 0
I don't like walking around this old and empty house.
So hold my hand, I'll walk with you my dear.

The stairs creak as I sleep, it's keeping me awake.
It's the house telling you to close your eyes.

And some days I can't even dress myself.
It's killing me to see you this way.

'Cause though the truth may vary
This ship will carry our bodies safe to shore.

There's an old voice in my head that's holding me back.
Well tell her that I miss our little talks.

Soon it will be over and buried with our past.
We used to play outside when we were young
And full of life and full of love.

Some days I don't know if I am wrong or right.
Your mind is playing tricks on you my dear.

'Cause though the truth may vary
This ship will carry our bodies safe to shore.

Don't listen to a word I say.
The screams all sound the same.
Though the truth may vary
This ship will carry our bodies safe to shore.

You're gone, gone, gone away, I watched you disappear.
All that's left is a ghost of you.
Now we're torn, torn, torn apart, there's nothing we can do,
Just let me go we'll meet again soon.
Now wait, wait, wait for me, please hang around,
I'll see you when I fall asleep.

Don't listen to a word I say.
The screams all sound the same.
Though the truth may vary
This ship will carry our bodies safe to shore.
Comments (128)add comment
 vinylbob wrote:
Terrible —-  Can't believe this is a "hit." 

 
I couldn't agree more.
Terrible —-  Can't believe this is a "hit." 
 leechi wrote:

he played this song way before german radio stations picked it up.

cant blame bill for finding good songs before the mainstream ruins it *angrily adjusts hipster glasses* 

 
Can only add a thoughtful full-beard-stroke to that!
Seriously ...... ??  (Way overplayed)
 Elvis78 wrote:
Nope!
That`s not what i expect from RP, sorry

 
he played this song way before german radio stations picked it up.

cant blame bill for finding good songs before the mainstream ruins it *angrily adjusts hipster glasses* 
Nope!
That`s not what i expect from RP, sorry
5, like a stone.
Who came first? Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes or these guys? Sounds to me like Of Monsters and Men could easily cover the Zeroes "Home" and vice versa.   Oops, in scrolling down I see mention of this was made in here as far back as 2012. Oh well.
I HATE these songs with their pre-programmed singalong HEY parts. 
So transparently manipulative.  
It was 3. Now it's a 2. It has my PSD finger itching.
 mrselfdestruct wrote:

Yeah, I had this scored as a 9 on first listen. Now it's a 6.

 
Uh oh... down to a 4 now. {#Flamed}
Am I the only one that hears Conor Oberst's vocals in this group?
 I agree...and in the year or so since you posted this, it's been played to death in the U.S., too.  I'm totally bored of this song!
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Nenelena wrote:
This one was used (in Italy), the past summer, for a tv spot of a mobile company... It was everywere: shopping center, swimmingpool, ... I'm bored of this song!! {#Silenced}

 Sasha2001 wrote:

So, I wasn't old enough at the time, but who was Petty being compared to back in the late 70s?

 
Early in his career there were many comparisons of his vocal and musical style to those of Bob Dylan and/or The Byrds (specifically Roger McGuinn).
 Proclivities wrote:

Tell that to Tom Petty.

 
So, I wasn't old enough at the time, but who was Petty being compared to back in the late 70s?
Hey! It's time to mow the lawn.
 Sasha2001 wrote:

You know right away that when your music is easily compared to several other groups it probably won't have much of a shelf life.
 
Tell that to Tom Petty.
Arcade Fire called.... they want their unique sound returned posthaste.
They should have added a whip crack to the chorus.  About the only thing that could make it more melodramatic and over-the-top.

Her accent is adorable! However, I would love to see someone remake this song with music that better exemplifies the sentiment of the lyrics.


This one was used (in Italy), the past summer, for a tv spot of a mobile company... It was everywere: shopping center, swimmingpool, ... I'm bored of this song!! {#Silenced}
 paisleydancer66 wrote:
over played by my standard

 
Yep!  Would be nice to hear other stuff by these guys and gals but this has gotten waaaaayyy over played.  Time to rest it for a while.
over played by my standard
wannabe the New Pornographers.
{#Stop}
 GawgaBoy wrote:
Two years ago when RP first began to play this it was very unique and interesting, now it is just the same sound that so many bands have and overplayed here and other outlets.  I for one am sick of hearing it. PSD

 
Yeah, I had this scored as a 9 on first listen. Now it's a 6.
Two years ago when RP first began to play this it was very unique and interesting, now it is just the same sound that so many bands have and overplayed here and other outlets.  I for one am sick of hearing it. PSD
 Ahnyer_Keester wrote:
I like it but it is a rip off of Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros "Home Is Where I Am With You".

 
Not even sure how much I like it. Too much of a rip-off.
 mkinnan wrote:
Someone left the FM radio on again. WTF
Why is this being played every 2 days?

 
Yes, this is just like FM radio where they play the same song every 2 hours...

Oh and it's only been played twice in the past 30 days as of today.

Great song!

Anyone else reminded of The Beautiful South, when hearing this?


Hey !
Hey !
Hey !

it's the 'Hey' song - love this - nice happy song, really quirky.

Hey ! 
 TerryS wrote:
"Their musical style has been frequently compared to indie groups like Arcade Fire, Mumford & Sons, and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros"

 
You know right away that when your music is easily compared to several other groups it probably won't have much of a shelf life.
I enjoyed this song....the first 20 times I heard it.

Now I never want to hear it again.
SSOTS.   Please stop ...

{#Pray}
 johnjconn wrote:
Soon to be sung on American Idol

 
or Glee.

now which one is the fastest way to kill or ruin a song? 
 blotto wrote:
Was thinking more like this


 
 


You have to wonder whether any animal could be happy looking like that. And what kind of animal would do that to another. 
 mkinnan wrote:
Why is this being played every 2 days? 

Have you stopped beating your wife?
Is this the same band that makes all of these blah blah blah HEY, songs that are out now? 
Was thinking more like this


 
kcar wrote:

Perhaps not the best survival strategy! 

 


Is the guy supposed to be singing all prissy-like? 
Someone left the FM radio on again. WTF
Why is this being played every 2 days?
 blotto wrote:
makes me want to kick a puppy.
 

vicious dog

Perhaps not the best survival strategy! 
Good stuff!
makes me want to kick a puppy.
I like this song.  I'm still trying to figure out the meaning of it - any thoughts?
This song has that certain quality you get when the vocalist has not mastered idiomatic English ... meh.
Okay, this entire thread just confirmed my immediate reaction to this song. Very Magnetic (Zeros).
 Ahnyer_Keester wrote:
I like it but it is a rip off of Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros "Home Is Where I Am With You".
 
COMPLETELY!
This one triggers an immediate PSD reflex.
 Many people including TerryS wrote:
"Their musical style has been frequently compared to indie groups like Arcade Fire, Mumford & Sons, and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros"
 

Just what I was thinking. I rated it a 3, too.
FM Radio noise
I like it but it is a rip off of Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros "Home Is Where I Am With You".
 TerryS wrote:
"Their musical style has been frequently compared to indie groups like Arcade Fire, Mumford & Sons, and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros"
 
Excellent groups all.   Sort of new alternative folk.   Hey!   Hey!
"Their musical style has been frequently compared to indie groups like Arcade Fire, Mumford & Sons, and Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros"
Makes me want to dance around the room. {#Dancingbanana}
go see them live if you ever get the chance.  This is a great band.
 Hogtownmike wrote:
Sounds a bit like THE BEAUTIFUL SOUTH with the big band arrangements and boy/girl vocals, but also hear THE ARCADE FIRE as others have mentioned...
 

I totally agree about they similar sound to The Beautiful South. Enjoying this.
Had to look up the lyrics to see the context of "this s#!t will kill ya" - boy was I disappointed. {#Lol}
Sounds a bit like THE BEAUTIFUL SOUTH with the big band arrangements and boy/girl vocals, but also hear THE ARCADE FIRE as others have mentioned...
All sorts of negative comments, most based on the fact that this achieved success on mainstream radio.

So did 'Let It Be', but I bet that doesn't get shat on in this forum. (Just for example)

Another Icelandic band making it in the States is good to see! Bjork, Sigur Ros, these guys, and a couple others I can't think of now. From a country with a population of only 300,000!
Sooooo, you got the Arcade Fire and Edward Sharpe & the Magnetic Zeros records.....
It just gets more and more annoying as the song goes on.  Dropping it to 3.
Banal lyrics; fatuous "Hey!".  A 4 at best, definitely an annoying cut.
 jagdriver wrote:

It was OK until the repeated "Hey!", at which point I thought I was watching a Russian dance.

 
 
That's my favorite part. Which is why I prefer the old version that is more like a live show, rather than a studio record. It's probably because I am Russian, but honestly, the song sounds Nordic to me :)
I'm getting really sick of these songs
Last time I was in Aberdeen ,Yawn !
 
 foothillfreak wrote:
The old timey thing is suddenly getting old.
 
It was OK until the repeated "Hey!", at which point I thought I was watching a Russian dance.

 
The old timey thing is suddenly getting old.
Liked it on RP when it was fresh and new. Now that Commercial radio has ruined it for me... 8 > 6

michaelgmitchell wrote:
HEY!
Isn't this that Ed Sharpe dude and his band of gypsy homeless folks?
 
Whenever I hear this one and it gets to the "Don't listen to the words I say" I sing "Home is whenever I with you" after instead. There's gotta be a mashup out there showing how similar they are.
 michaelgmitchell wrote:
HEY!
Isn't this that Ed Sharpe dude and his band of gypsy homeless folks?
 

that's what I thought as well. The Magnetic Zeroes. 
Sounds remarkably similar to their "Home" song.
fredriley wrote:

"Plays in last 30 days: 4"

I think you really mean that you don't like it, in which case even one play is overplay. Which is fair enough, but 4 plays a month doesn't really count as overexposure unless you're being really critical.
 
Maybe not here on RP, but it's definitely being overplayed on the radio.  (at least in my neck of the woods)
 
Like the song quite a bit, but the mix from Ennio Morricone's For A Few Dollars to this was a little bit jarring and it took a few choruses before I really got into it.
 Yeah, I thought so also.

michaelgmitchell wrote:
HEY!
Isn't this that Ed Sharpe dude and his band of gypsy homeless folks?
 


I think "THANK YOU FOR THE PSD BUTTON!" every time I hear this song cranking up.
seems whenever I have the unpleasant experience of hearing commercial radio, it is this song playing.

overplayed.

psd played Pink Floyd, now that button is awesome. 
 SheRidesABeemer wrote:
Overplayed
 
"Plays in last 30 days: 4"

I think you really mean that you don't like it, in which case even one play is overplay. Which is fair enough, but 4 plays a month doesn't really count as overexposure unless you're being really critical.
HEY!
Isn't this that Ed Sharpe dude and his band of gypsy homeless folks?
 stub30 wrote:
Just purchased this CD.  Like it a lot.
 

One of my favorite CD purchases of the year as well.
 shellbella wrote:
I hate this song.
 
Hate is a strong word. But yeah, I'm with you.
I hate this song.
 SheRidesABeemer wrote:
Overplayed
 
in your neck of the woods too, huh?
 annie_fannie wrote:
the video for this is pretty and very Icelandic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghb6eDopW8I
 
Is it volcanic and full of people drinking?
the video for this is pretty and very Icelandic: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ghb6eDopW8I
Oh. This still isn't Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros. 
Overplayed
This again?
 Dalebarely wrote:

To be fair, it's only that one Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes song that this band really sounds much like at all. Eliminate 'Home', and no one would even be mentioning a similarity between the two.
 
I'll take your word for it but you have to admit the similarity between these two songs is undeniable.
The sort of song that makes me appreciate the PSD button.
Just purchased this CD.  Like it a lot.
 Dalebarely wrote:

To be fair, it's only that one Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes song that this band really sounds much like at all. Eliminate 'Home', and no one would even be mentioning a similarity between the two.
 
Their new album sounds very similar.
Maybe they went to Iceland for a vacation.
{#Drunk}       Beer drinking song.. hey !
One of my favorite songs in the last month or so, love it :)
good one !!! i love it :)
Hey!
 iTuner wrote:
+1 on the Edward Sharpe comment. Hoping it was a new album.
 
Jade and Alexander don't have Icelandic accents!!!
 iTuner wrote:
+1 on the Edward Sharpe comment. Hoping it was a new album.
 

New one coming out this Spring/Early Summer, I think.
Very nice song! 
All of the comments I wish to make were already made. Good song, and well thought-out.

Very nice.  Reminds me of a modern day 'The Beautiful South'.   Not sure why.




 OCDHG wrote:

I heard this song five or six times, thinking that it was Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes... So by the time I meander over to the playlist link to see what it actually is, I am shocked. SHOCKED.    It sounds just like them.  Well, whatever, I still like it even if it is a complete rip-off.

 
To be fair, it's only that one Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes song that this band really sounds much like at all. Eliminate 'Home', and no one would even be mentioning a similarity between the two.


 Raechel wrote:


ditto ditto ditto
 
agreed—but i still love it!
 OCDHG wrote:

I heard this song five or six times, thinking that it was Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes... So by the time I meander over to the playlist link to see what it actually is, I am shocked. SHOCKED.    It sounds just like them.  Well, whatever, I still like it even if it is a complete rip-off.

 

ditto ditto ditto


This is that band from Iceland I like !
 nuke126 wrote:

yeah, it's a huge ripoff. song is still good, but all i think of when i hear it is "Home"
 
I heard this song five or six times, thinking that it was Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeroes... So by the time I meander over to the playlist link to see what it actually is, I am shocked. SHOCKED.    It sounds just like them.  Well, whatever, I still like it even if it is a complete rip-off.

love it!

 GarageDragon wrote:
This is a great song, but it's hard to ignore just how much it sounds like Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros song "Home"
 
yeah, it's a huge ripoff. song is still good, but all i think of when i hear it is "Home"
These guys are really amazing. Check out their videos on YouTube. I can't wait for them to release their album in the US or on iTunes.
{#Puke}
Exactly like it. 

 
WonderLizard wrote:

Not exactly, but close enough. Still, nice tune.
 


if a song gets stuck in your head, this is one you could live with. like it and waiting for the album.
iTunes freebie today! Sweet!
+1 on the Edward Sharpe comment. Hoping it was a new album.
 SinisterDexter wrote: 
Not exactly, but close enough. Still, nice tune.

Well holey-moley me oh my!

Yes it's catchy and yes it's super-derivative... everyone thinks they sound like someone else "David Fricke of Rolling Stone Magazine called them "New Arcade Fire"<2> and Iceland's Mumford and Sons." (from the wiki link)

Man she sounds like Bjork. Good song though. I definitely agree with the similarity to Sharpe and the Zeros.
This group is really growing on me
 GarageDragon wrote:
This is a great song, but it's hard to ignore just how much it sounds like Edward Sharpe and the Magnetic Zeros song "Home"
 
That's who it is, thanks!!  

My sentiments exactly. Right down to the "hey!" {#Lol}

haljordan wrote:
Quick! tell Ed Sharp that these guys made off with this backing vocals.