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The Revivalists — Wish I Knew You
Album: Men Amongst Mountains
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7.5

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Total ratings: 2262









Released: 2015
Length: 4:29
Plays (last 30 days): 3
You shine like a star
You know who you are
You're everything beautiful
She's hot, hot like the sun
The loneliest one
Still everything beautiful
Well I'll be god damned
You're standing at my door
We stayed up in the city
Until the stars lost the war
So Friday night, holy ghost
Take me to your level
Show me the one I need the most
I need the most

I wish I knew you when I was young
We could've got so high
Now we're here it's been so long
Two strangers in the bright lights
Oh I hope you don't mind
We can share my mood
Two strangers in the bright lights
I wish I knew you
I wish I knew you
Oh I wish I knew you when I was young

Truth, it's all that you need
You bury that seed
It's everything beautiful
That sound comes from the underground
It's all inside you now
It's everything beautiful
But what are you running from?
They got you on the run?
So Friday night, holy ghost
Take me to your level
Show me the one I need the most
I need the most

I wish I knew you when I was young
We could've got so high
Now we're here it's been so long
Two strangers in the bright lights
Oh and I hope you don't mind
We can share my mood, yeah
Two strangers in the bright lights
I wish I knew you
I wish I knew you
Oh I wish I knew you when I was young

Maybe we can share my mood
Whoa, whoa, whoa
Maybe we can share my mood
Whoa, whoa, whoa
Maybe we can share my mood
Whoa, whoa, whoa

I wish I knew you when I was young
We could've got so high
Now we're here it's been so long
Two strangers in the bright lights
Oh and I hope you don't mind
We can share my mood, yeah
Two strangers in the bright lights
I wish I knew you
I wish I knew you
Oh I wish I knew you when I was young
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This is a very wistful song, with a beat that belies the thoughts conveyed. 
 islander wrote:
reminds me of: 




Revivalists funkier than Decembrists
 janac13 wrote:

Why does this remind of "Dancing in the Moonlight"?



The first time those horns I heard this I figured it was a 70's tune that I missed.  Made me think "I wish I heard that when I was young."
Something of  Toploader about that chorus ...
 BosniaMan wrote:

pozdrav iz Bosne za najbolju radio stanicu., spasila mi je živce mnogo puta



I don't speak Bosnian (or Croatian or Serbian) but "puta" has a particular meaning in Spanish, wonder if they're related... 
 lizardking wrote:

Opposite of my feelings...in fact I just went 9 to 10...this song ROCKs and applies to my relationship w/ my wife to a 10....so there....and Long Live RP!!


Just for that LK I'm going one up- 7 to 8. I like it more every time I hear it.
 aspicer wrote:

What movie is this? Ex Machina?

Yep. And for a totally different take on the woman playing the Android in this clip, Sonoya Mizuno, check out the Alex Garland series "Devs"
pozdrav iz Bosne za najbolju radio stanicu., spasila mi je živce mnogo puta
 islander wrote:
reminds me of: 

 
What movie is this? Ex Machina?
Whole lot of Hall and Oats in this sound. 
 birdman42 wrote:
Every time I hear this I kick the rating up a point. Soon I'll rate is a 47.
 

Cya at the 47 club birdman!
Catchy as hell!
Every time I hear this I kick the rating up a point. Soon I'll rate is a 47.
 SmackDaddy wrote:


What movie is this from?
 

ex-machina
 forthbrdge wrote:
 islander wrote:
reminds me of: 

 
One of those movies that makes you doubt that humanity has any future.


 

What movie is this from?
I have no explanation or apology, but, it's a 9 for me. Just, damn, groovin'.
 TheKing2 wrote:
 islander wrote:
reminds me of: 

 
Except that "Get  down saterday Night" has swing. The Wish I Knew You is just boring.

 

Is it Charlotte Gainsbourg ??
A slow, driving, unrelenting groove. I started this at an 8, but maybe higher.
 robomina wrote:
Can somebody please tell me the name of this movie, thanx.
 
The gif is from the movie Ex Machina though the tune is this one.

I will say that Ex Machina is one of my favoriate movies in the 21st century....and that "house" out in the "woods" was freaking AWESOME....Long Live RP and using the internet to find answers!!
Can somebody please tell me the name of this movie, thanx.
 islander wrote:
reminds me of: 

 
Except that "Get  down saterday Night" has swing. The Wish I Knew You is just boring.

 idiot_wind wrote:
This is a very good song. I usually don't state this, but the video is as good as the song. It hits home...I think that's me with the stroller.  
 

Love the song. Wish I could un-see the lead singer, though. :/
 rascal wrote:
a Nile Rodgers kinda funk...me likey
 
Close, but not quite.  It's got a similar rhythm guitar sound but not as much syncopation and off-beat stuff as most of Nile's recordings.  It's cool but it's much more "blue-eyed soul" than it is "funk" to me.
Why does this remind of "Dancing in the Moonlight"?
 islander wrote:
reminds me of: 

 
One of those movies that makes you doubt that humanity has any future.


 islander wrote:
reminds me of: 

 
mate, for a moment I thought I am on YouTube!! :D :))
Digging this groove. 7 -> 8
Killer tune. The whole album is pretty tasty, actually. 
 scrubbrush wrote:
Like a good piece of bubble gum: yummy at first but quickly loses its flavor and you're done with it.
I liked this a lot when i first heard it. i am now officially tired of it.
 
Opposite of my feelings...in fact I just went 9 to 10...this song ROCKs and applies to my relationship w/ my wife to a 10....so there....and Long Live RP!!
what a luscious complete sound
reminds me of: 

Like a good piece of bubble gum: yummy at first but quickly loses its flavor and you're done with it.
I liked this a lot when i first heard it. i am now officially tired of it.
 AhhtheMusic wrote:
Nice segue from Simon and Garfunkel's "The Dangling Conversation".  I was starting to get DOWN :(    Now my breathing is not so constricted.  Yay!   ...and I do wish I had known my lover when we were young....we would have many more years to celebrate!
 
So true, on both accounts, AhhtheMusic!  And while my wife and I met "too late" in some regards, with our slight age difference (she's 15 years older....) well, too much sooner might have been illegal....so....yeah there's that.
And I've got this grooviness rated at a 9. Long Live RP!!
Love the scratching guitar .   .   . 
a Nile Rodgers kinda funk...me likey
That horn is tasty! 
Nice segue from Simon and Garfunkel's "The Dangling Conversation".  I was starting to get DOWN :(    Now my breathing is not so constricted.  Yay!   ...and I do wish I had known my lover when we were young....we would have many more years to celebrate!
I'm not sure what this company does, but it was the top google result for "share my moo" https://www.moo.com/us/refer.html
A convertible top down, long summer evening drive song.
 Hogtownmike wrote:
7>8

 
Yep.
Very cool to hear this on RP. Our wonderful little locally owned station here in Savannah (WRHQ) started playing this about six weeks ago. I thought it was new. Dang - 2015? okay.  Solid 8 from me.
Nice little tune!
They have a great video for this song. 
  colleen wrote:
I really like this one but the other song on their album I can't stop playing
is Keep Going, which I'd rate a 9,
and hope Bill adds to the playlist and keeps playing it and playing it (hint hint) {#Biggrin}

 
helloitsme wrote:
This seems to be the hit song, but for me, the best cut on the album is "King of What"   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tfmoi4tfWwo — it's got a 4+20 vibe to it.

Give it a listen and lemme' know what you think.

 
There's not really a bad track to be found on the album.  It's an excellent example, in the era of single track downloading and streaming, that album rock is still being created.
This seems to be the hit song, but for me, the best cut on the album is "King of What"   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tfmoi4tfWwo — it's got a 4+20 vibe to it.

Give it a listen and lemme' know what you think.
 Alexandra wrote:
This has been getting a lot of airplay on our local radio station - I do like the groove.

 
Very heavy rotation here in KC for several months now...
 Alexandra wrote:
This has been getting a lot of airplay on our local radio station - I do like the groove.

 
Here too....{#Cheers} {#Wave}
 Alexandra wrote:
This has been getting a lot of airplay on our local radio station - I do like the groove.

 
Ditto:  Little unusual too hear tunes on FM broadcast and RP in the same time frame.
{#Bananajam}
This is a very good song. I usually don't state this, but the video is as good as the song. It hits home...I think that's me with the stroller.  
7>8
I really like this one but the other song on their album I can't stop playing
is Keep Going, which I'd rate a 9,
and hope Bill adds to the playlist and keeps playing it and playing it (hint hint) {#Biggrin}
really growing on me{#Music}
 Andy_B wrote:
At this later stage of my life this song strikes more than a familiar chord.  However, I found a lady three years ago that I wish I had found 40 years ago so I guess there's some justice yet.  She's a keeper.    

 
Me too Andy.  I found a lady just two months ago, have a way to go but . . . this song reflects my feelings today.
yep.
Ok, enough of playing this one. 
Easy groove.  I like it.
This has been getting a lot of airplay on our local radio station - I do like the groove.
I don't think I've ever rated anything here as a "1". Seems that I found a song that more than fits that bill in this one.
Awesome song!!!! {#Music}
Gets more irritating with every hearing.
Cool song.
{#Bounce}
So pleased I first heard this song on Radio Paradise cuz now I am going to hear them perform live in Sandpoint Idaho this summer! Love love love this tune and band.
Fun.  Toe tappin' groove.
 Andy_B wrote:
At this later stage of my life this song strikes more than a familiar chord.  However, I found a lady three years ago that I wish I had found 40 years ago so I guess there's some justice yet.  She's a keeper.    

 
Never too late. All the best to you and your new lady friend. Great song by the way.
a nice little number, like it!
{#Jump}
Between this group and Hooray for the Riff Raff, whatever Nola wants, Nola gets.
Groovy - like it!{#Roflol}
Liking this...getting me going...keeping me going...{#Bananajam}
At this later stage of my life this song strikes more than a familiar chord.  However, I found a lady three years ago that I wish I had found 40 years ago so I guess there's some justice yet.  She's a keeper.