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Metric — What Feels Like Eternity
Album: Formentera
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Released: 2022
Length: 3:32
Plays (last 30 days): 10
Crying on the line, tower under vine
Caution on repeat with nowhere to be
Surface of the peak, try a layer deep
Ready to redeem all the drudgery
Follow my pain for a long time, dying
I'm crying on the line, tower under vine
Follow my pain for a long time, dying
I'm crushing on repeat through another week

Towing the line, attention to find a gate free
Pushing up to speed, cut a layer deep
Towing the line, a tension to find a gate free
Ready to redeem all the drudgery
Drive it away and my strength might save me

It feels like eternity for what feels like eternity
And what might overpower me
Head down, don't look up, I grind along
Feels like eternity for what feels like eternity
To race for what's in front of me
Head down, don't look up, I sing

Shelter from the storm, keep each other warm
Who will cover me in my hour of need?
Follow my pain for a long time, dying
I'm crushing on repeat through another week
Holding the light, attempting to fight the bad dream
Ready to redeem all the drudgery
Drive it away when the time lapse strikes me

It feels like eternity for what feels like eternity
And what might overpower me
Head down, don't look up, I grind along
Feels like eternity for what feels like eternity
To race for what's in front of me
Head down, don't look up, I sing

It feels like eternity for what feels like eternity
And what might overpower me
Head down, don't look up, I grind along
Feels like eternity for what feels like eternity
And what might overpower me
Head down, don't look up, I grind along
Feels like eternity for what feels like eternity
To race for what's in front of me
Head down, don't look up, I sing along
Comments (32)add comment
Metric is fucking brilliant
That's some good writing.
Suzanne Vega!

Who should now be considered for RnR Hall of Fame.  40 years of very good albums. Not a stinker in the group.  
She has a decent “Tarzan Howl” going on there… like if “Jane” embraced a call & response. 😜
As the kids say “this song slaps”
 25demayo wrote:

Just love Metric. Starting off with an 8. Now let's get rid of inches, feet, miles and fahrenheit.



"Nine Inch Nails, Miles Davis,  Fahrenheit, and Thousand Foot Krutch dislike this comment"
Head down, don't look up, I find a bong
 
*checks lyrics*
 
No that's not it.
Thanks RP for introducing me to this fantastic band, like war on drugs, by the way.
I really like
"It feels like eternity for what feels like eternity"
Always interesting to talk about when things just feel like things²
 bacos wrote:

I went to the store yesterday. Car has Sirius for wife's MLB addiction, othewrise it's LIthium or 1stwave. Decided to try something else and tuned to Alt Nation and see what "the latest in modern alt" was .

Some crappy song came on. Ok, wait for the next one.

Metric came on.  Yeah, Metric's cool.

wait! I HEARD THIS ON RP!!!!  William and Alanna are keeping me current!!!
HURRAY FOR RP!!!

 (sorry to interject something not-song-related, it was just a happy moment.)




It is song related! And perhaps equally importantly listener-related. :)
Metric has been around longer than Regina Spektor… and I love this band.
This feels like something from the brain of Regina Spektor.. Great groove.  
 alisathegreat wrote:


Retro is the new modern music. War on Drugs, Duo Lipa, they're all going for that retro sound nowadays.... nice to hear a new generation of people taking old 70s/80s feel and making it new again! 


I'm waiting for the ancient tradition of "guitar solo" to be rediscovered!
 itsme_bygolly wrote:
Not Nixon. Carter. And the effort to convert to metric went nowhere since it required American citizens to learn something new.

Well, it required American state DOTs to design roadways and bridges in metric.  One  of my first solo consulting jobs was translating a 300-sheet Florida DOT plan set from metric into feet and inches.  The Contractor (builder) said, "My equipment has labels and settings for feet and inches.  I cannot build a metric roadway."

[Wow, was that off-topic, or what?]
Loving this!  Has a Berlin feel to it.  Retro indeed!  8 easily, leaning on 9 
 25demayo wrote:

Just love Metric. Starting off with an 8. Now let's get rid on inches, feet, miles and fahrenheit.



nah that's a terrible idea
I went to the store yesterday. Car has Sirius for wife's MLB addiction, othewrise it's LIthium or 1stwave. Decided to try something else and tuned to Alt Nation and see what "the latest in modern alt" was .

Some crappy song came on. Ok, wait for the next one.

Metric came on.  Yeah, Metric's cool.

wait! I HEARD THIS ON RP!!!!  William and Alanna are keeping me current!!!
HURRAY FOR RP!!!

 (sorry to interject something not-song-related, it was just a happy moment.)
The intro reminds me of Blood Makes Noise.  Nice song.
Nice One Centurion!.... like it, like it
They nail some hooks! Synthetica is an absolutely brilliant album!
 xcranky_yankee wrote:
Thomas Jefferson attempted to but the Frenchman who was to assist with the weights and measures was on a ship that got blown off course. This was the closest we came as a nation to 'go metric'; believe there was discussion during the Nixon presidency but memory is gettting sketchy here...people love change in some things, not others.

Agree that post-COVID we're seeing some interesting new music



Not Nixon. Carter. And the effort to convert to metric went nowhere since it required American citizens to learn something new.
Diggin this. Givin me a bit of an Elastica vibe but that sort of thing happens when you get old.
 25demayo wrote:

Just love Metric. Starting off with an 8. Now let's get rid on inches, feet, miles and fahrenheit.

Thomas Jefferson attempted to but the Frenchman who was to assist with the weights and measures was on a ship that got blown off course. This was the closest we came as a nation to 'go metric'; believe there was discussion during the Nixon presidency but memory is gettting sketchy here...people love change in some things, not others.

Agree that post-COVID we're seeing some interesting new music

Is it me or are a lot of bands (including Metric) producing some of their best stuff post-Covid?  Maybe all that isolation was good for creativity? 
First got turned on to this LP by Allmusic's Editor's Picks.
Great selection and the album really captures the Covid-times isolation and trip we all went through. I had it on repeat for the first week solid. 
 ScottishWillie wrote:

I'd never have guessed that this was contemporary.

The mandatory audible in-breath dates it as such.

Metric still has it.

This sounds great on the very first listen.

 ScottishWillie wrote:

I'd never have guessed that this was contemporary.



Retro is the new modern music. War on Drugs, Duo Lipa, they're all going for that retro sound nowadays.... nice to hear a new generation of people taking old 70s/80s feel and making it new again! 
I'm glad to hear new stuff from this very interesting, talented, and stylish group! 
Just love Metric. Starting off with an 8. Now let's get rid of inches, feet, miles and fahrenheit.
I'd never have guessed that this was contemporary.
Loving it already!