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London Grammar — Californian Soil
Album: Californian Soil
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Released: 2021
Length: 3:38
Plays (last 30 days): 3
I left my soul
On Californian soil
And I left my pride
With that woman by my side
I never had a willing hand
And I never had a plan
But I'm glad I found you here
But I'm glad I've got you here
But I never had a name
And I never felt the same

They keep on tryin' to end it all
And they will keep on tryin' to end it all
And they will keep on tryin' to end it all
And I never felt the same

I am young, I am old
And so you do what you're told
I never had a willing hand
And so you pack up all your bags
But I'm glad I've got you here
Well I'm glad I've got you here
But I never felt the same
And this life is just a game

They keep on tryin' to end it all
They keep on tryin' to end it all
And they will keep on tryin' to end it all
Until you never feel the same
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This band can do no wrong, in my humble opinion.   
This album was #1 in the UK, but this is the first I've heard of it here in the States.  Glad to hear them again.  Hanna's voice is so beautifully haunting and mesmerizing.
She reminds me of Lana del Rey.
 Poopsey wrote:

she gay ?

You could ask her boyfriend.

 Pjesnik wrote:

If tastes are not for the discussion, I choose Florence. 




They are both great.
 easmann wrote:

Every so often a group emerges that stands apart: not so different you don't recognize the sound, but so different your attention is drawn immediately, held tightly, and rewarded greatly. I think London Grammar is in that small league.



Yes, I agree with the "not so different you don't recognize the sound" part. When I heard this I thought for a moment it was Massive Attack's "Tear Drop" aka the theme song to the TV Series "House"
Great voice!
Outstanding! An original. Just lovely, in her dark manner and sexy AF!
The guys in this group must have been blown away when they first heard her sing.
A great Song and Album!
interesting voice transition to Hannah Reid from Thea Gilmore  
Straight line from Dead Can Dance to this track, at least instrumentally.  Not that I'm not down with it.  London Grammar can do no wrong in my books.  Hannah's voice is a treasure, for sure.  
Saw them live again last night and I've said it before, but her voice is unbelievably good live. My only regret is that as they get more popular they play bigger venues and the atmosphere is not the same as those early intimate gigs. 
Calafia, or Califia, is the fictional queen of the island of California, being the literary inspiration for what the Spanish called the "Province of the Californias".  Apparently it stretched as far east as modern day Colorado.  That's a lot of soil. 
 Poopsey wrote:

she gay ?



You gay?
I'm in love with this song. That is all.....
New London Grammar?  Love it!
Superior tune, I think anyway. Great....great....great voice!
 richard237 wrote:



Who cares? Does she have the voice of an angel? Fuck yeah!



Well, one would wonder based on the lyrics, so what's the problem wanting to know the story?
Is she gay? Who cares? Great sound!
I love the sound they make, but the lyrics ... not so much.
 Poopsey wrote:

she gay ?




Does she?
 sunybuny wrote:

Bumping from 8 to 9.



Me as well. The song has been getting better the more I hear it. Thank you RP for introducing me to London Grammar.
 Poopsey wrote:

she gay ?




Who cares? Does she have the voice of an angel? Fuck yeah!
Her voice is incredible.
Unique voice....I like it
One of my favorite new bands.
Bumping from 8 to 9.
It's such an excellent song. The entire album makes my soul ache it's so beautiful. LG hit it out of the park on this one, especially when you know the back story behind the album. 
 Poopsey wrote:

she gay ?

My boy asking the real questions here
Such a great groove.
 Pjesnik wrote:

If tastes are not for the discussion, I choose Florence. 

Having just heard (endured) Florence's Leave My Body I gladly leave her to you. She lacks the subtlety and delicacy that Hannah portrays. I suppose being English means I should have got used to being shouted at by Nanny, but that passed me by!


Love this band :)  So good... 
I really like this. I just upped my grade from 8 to 9...
If tastes are not for the discussion, I choose Florence. 
 Poopsey wrote:
she gay ?
 
She seems happy.
Joan Baez meets Massive Attack

I like it! 
Nice when a decent band ups their game.
I would gladly adopt Hannah Reid as a fourth daughter, just to have her sing me a lullaby every night
 Poopsey wrote:
she gay ?
 
you dumb ?
Every so often a group emerges that stands apart: not so different you don't recognize the sound, but so different your attention is drawn immediately, held tightly, and rewarded greatly. I think London Grammar is in that small league.
she gay ?
 philip1 wrote:
The first 2 albums are a hard act to follow. I find this a bit of a letdown. 

The point of London Grammar is Hannah’s soaring vocals and she seems have lost her wings.
 
I prefer this sound, personally.  I disliked the falsetto thing.  She's singing properly here to my ears.  But everyone likes different things.
 jelgator wrote:
SWEEET!  Glad they're back!  Another band i found on RP, thanks B & R!  
 

DITTO here......
The first 2 albums are a hard act to follow. I find this a bit of a letdown. 

The point of London Grammar is Hannah’s soaring vocals and she seems have lost her wings.
Seem to like everything by London Grammar.
This is no exception.
Quite Likeable