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Chris Isaak — Please
Album: Speak Of The Devil
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Released: 1998
Length: 3:27
Plays (last 30 days): 1
I keep listening, very quietly.
You're discussing, your philosophy.
There's a long list, of what's wrong with me.
And you go on talking endlessly.... now.

What's the problem?
What's the question?
What's the answer?
Where's this heading?

You keep talking.
Where's it going?
If there's an answer I don't know it...

Please,
You're killing me.
Please,
You're killing me with all these questions.

I've been trying to get along with you.
Doesn't matter what I try to do.
Once you start in
There's no stopping you... now.

What's the problem?
What's the question?
What's the answer?
Where's this heading?

You keep talking.
Where's it going?
If there's an answer I don't know it...

Please,
You're killing me.
Please,
You're killing me with all these questions.

You're explaining, very patiently.
I'm a problem, what to do with me.
I keep listening, but i just don't see now.

What's the problem?
What's the question?
What's the answer?
Where's this heading?

You keep talking.
Where's it going?
If there's an answer I don't know it...

Please,
You're killing me.
Please,
You're killing me with all these questions.
Please, Please, Please
Please, Please
You're killing me.
You're killing me.
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my favorite Chris Isaak tune, Reminds me of being married 
Look! A rotary dial phone.
No shade on Wicked Game, but I’ve always thought this was his best song.
Chris being his absolute cool self here.  Damn good songwriting, great lyrics and strong music.  And a topic that at one time most of us can 100% relate to.....

"I keep listening, very quietly. You're discussing, your philosophy.
There's a long list, of what's wrong with me. And you go on talking endlessly."
Wow, very cool song!
 Stingray wrote:
I was an ISAAC's fan,
saw him three times live (in Cologne).
Each time he was great - no question!

But what has he turned into...?

Into somebody, who's music is hardly recognizable against the real Chris!

Not on this song, though!
He was still "himself" 10 years ago, when this good album was issued!

Nowadays...?
A sad copy of himself!


 
You've lost your sting old boy. Gonna have to start calling you Ray.
 sajitjacob wrote:
Chris at his best. I remember an interview he gave to Q magazine (I think)

Music Journo: "So what have you been up to since the last album"
Mr Isaak: "Humm... well.... I built a patio"

 
Ha! perfect answer!
jmsmy wrote:
Chris Isaak must have worked retail at sometime.

 
{#Roflol}

There are about 35,000 people on YouTube who can relate...
Chris at his best. I remember an interview he gave to Q magazine (I think)

Music Journo: "So what have you been up to since the last album"
Mr Isaak: "Humm... well.... I built a patio"
My favorite Chris Isaak song, for sure.
I don't normally like Chris Isaac's sometimes creepy stuff.  This is the first time my head turned to the screen to find out who was singing this good stuff..
Was surprised to find it was him.
Not bad. 
Chris Isaak must have worked retail at sometime.
 PurplePrincess wrote:
Huge, huge fan of his, he is awesome (overused word but true in this case). He is like the love child of Roy Orbison and Elvis Presley with a little something else that's special thrown in. Oh, and he is entertaining too.
 
Hee hee! Roy + Elvis = Chris Isaac! {#Lol}

Yeah, ya gotta see him in concert with his band. They are tight and cool and always seem to be having fun!

I like his style and his smooth delivery.

{#Cool}
 Stingray wrote:
I was an ISAAC's fan,
saw him three times live (in Cologne).
Each time he was great - no question!

But what has he turned into...?

Into somebody, who's music is hardly recognizable against the real Chris!

Not on this song, though!
He was still "himself" 10 years ago, when this good album was issued!

Nowadays...?
A sad copy of himself!

 

Were you still "yourself" 10 years ago?  I ask because you seem like a sad copy of yourself nowadays.

Big head on a tiny body!

Mobile phones had not been invented in 1998?


I was an ISAAC's fan,
saw him three times live (in Cologne).
Each time he was great - no question!

But what has he turned into...?

Into somebody, who's music is hardly recognizable against the real Chris!

Not on this song, though!
He was still "himself" 10 years ago, when this good album was issued!

Nowadays...?
A sad copy of himself!

 KeithT wrote:
Always liked this tune.  Had the good fortune to see Chris Isaak perform live at The Mountain Winery (Saratoga, CA) a few months ago.  Quite the showman.
 
#jealous
Steve ( Liverpool England ) I really liked the track very catching
Always liked this tune.  Had the good fortune to see Chris Isaak perform live at The Mountain Winery (Saratoga, CA) a few months ago.  Quite the showman.
Forever Blue is another great album of his. "Baby did a bad bad thing..."
fit my mood tonight.
 inmanart wrote:
Great tune.....just saw his new tv show ... he had Cat Stevens on as a guest.....both of them seemed very genuine and are both gifted artist's, they still sound great!
  Cat Stevens was on the "no fly" list and still came over.I'm not saying he should have been on the list(he shouldn't)but our security sucks.
Just like the Christmas scare we just had!


 halcyem wrote:
When this first came on I thought it was an acoustic version of Nirvana's Heart-Shaped Box. The opening riff is virtually identical. Not a bad song, but I wouldn't say its his best.
 
First time I've heard this...and thought the same thing. Same chord changes.

Thank you RP for regular Isaak! A great performer with an extremely pleasant voice.
Saw him live after this album...brilliant.  It was in Townsville.He came out at the start in a discoball dinner suit and announced that in the big cities New York, Paris, ....Townsville everyone really wants to hear all the classics so thats what you're gonna get.  Great performer, very funny guy, and loads of cool music.
His big hit was Wicked Game, but I always thought this was his best song.
Great tune.....just saw his new tv show ... he had Cat Stevens on as a guest.....both of them seemed very genuine and are both gifted artist's, they still sound great!
A pleasant surprise.
Sounds like my last long-term relationship. Probably the reason I love this tune!


There's a long list, of what's wrong with me.
And you go on talking endlessly.... now What's the problem?
What's the question?
What's the answer?
Where's this heading? You keep talking.
Where's it going?
If there's an answer I don't know it... Please
You're killing me.
Please
You're killing me with all these questions.

OldFrenchie wrote:
I never liked this clown's hair. It's way too mousse-y. And his music kinda sucks too
I think you need to come in outta the cold. Or maybe your stuck inside and need some fresh air. Either way, the guy's got great hair. We should all be so lucky to be as good looking as Chris or have as many women lusting after him. And he's a damn good singer/songwriter as well. I've always liked him but never got the exposure until I visited Paradise. That's Radio Paradise to you, Bub. Hee Hee
Huge, huge fan of his, he is awesome (overused word but true in this case). He is like the love child of Roy Orbison and Elvis Presley with a little something else that's special thrown in. Oh, and he is entertaining too.
OldFrenchie wrote:
I never liked this clown's hair. It's way too mousse-y. And his music kinda sucks too
His hair and music are better than yours.
This is good, but I think his earlier work rocks more.
I just saw him in Vegas, awesome concert.
Cool, has Devo's "Incredible Urge" beginning. Which fits right in to a lot of Chris's songs.
My favorite rockin' Chris Isaak song. He is awesome and I loved his Showtime show. Star, hunk, regular guy. The best.
lmic wrote:
WTF? OMG... I find myself giving CI a....9??
a ...... what? explain please lol :hearteyes:
He sucked at the All-star game
skdenfeld wrote:
No. He's really good. I'm trying to decide between seeing him in concert this summer or Alison Krauss. Tough choice.
I know concert tickets are expensive, but it's too bad you have to choose between the two.
Wisecrowe wrote:
Should I feel guilty for liking this so much?
No. He's really good. I'm trying to decide between seeing him in concert this summer or Alison Krauss. Tough choice.
this song is holding up quite well...
I never liked this clown's hair. It's way too mousse-y. And his music kinda sucks too
Chris Isaak is the B-O-M-B! This song in particular grabs me every time... There's a long list, of what's wrong with me. And you go on talking endlessly.... now What's the problem? What's the question? What's the answer? Where's this heading? You keep talking. Where's it going? If there's an answer I don't know it... Please You're killing me. Please You're killing me with all these questions.
WTF? OMG... I find myself giving CI a....9??
Wisecrowe wrote:
Should I feel guilty for liking this so much?
I don't think so; in my opinion Chris Isaak has got what it takes to move ya
Should I feel guilty for liking this so much?
When this first came on I thought it was an acoustic version of Nirvana's Heart-Shaped Box. The opening riff is virtually identical. Not a bad song, but I wouldn't say its his best.
ralphcanoe wrote:
Chris is awesome! :roflol:
Yes! That photo of him on the cover is also awesome! :cheers:
My all-time fave Chris Isaak song. It rocks, but the lyrics are great. I can just see a browbeat guy sitting there with his head in his hands as his wife/girlfriend hectors him over this or that.
locutusofborg wrote:
ok mr. one hit wonder, yeah your a good singer and all but come on?
I suppose you're right, he has only really had one big hit with Wicked Game. So what? Is that really how you rate an artist's talent, by how many "hits" he/she's had? C'mon, you know better than that. I obviously don't put Isaak in the same category of greatness as say Van Morrison, Dylan, Cohen, etc., mostly because his style is rather one-dimensional. That said, however, you'd be hard-pressed to find a more consistent songwriter than Chris Isaak. I challenge you to go through each of his albums, song by song, and find more than 2 or 3 "duds" in the entire catalogue. Every song is good, every album, time and time again, it's amazing. The guy's a machine. I don't know how he does it. If you don't believe me go see for yourself.
Love this tune. It actually gives you a good idea of how well Chris and co. can rock out. You have to listen to this song LOUD to really appreciate it. Preferably w/ good headphones or in a car with a good sound system. Same with Walk Slow, which if I'm not mistaken follows this track on the album.
Pleasant enough, don't mind hearing it, but not what I'd call stunning by any measure.
annanyc wrote:
Along these lines, at the beginning of the song (granted I'm busily working at the same time) I completely thought this was Nirvana's "Heart Shaped Box" am I alone in this?
Probably. But Chris Isaak did have an album called "Heart-Shaped World."
Excellent! What an entertainer. Go see him live! A really funny guy, considering the melancholy in his songs.
audiozeb wrote:
Rocking tune from a great guy. With just a little re-working it could be an AC/DC song!
Along these lines, at the beginning of the song (granted I'm busily working at the same time) I completely thought this was Nirvana's "Heart Shaped Box" am I alone in this?
this is the first time I've heard Chris Isaak on RP. Good choice. And good fit for the station.
I saw Chris in a small club in D.C. circa 1988, just before he got big. It was one of the best live shows I've ever seen. He just exuded power, energy and emotion. I've been a huge fan ever since. :notworthy:
Chris is awesome! :roflol:
This is a perfect example of how great Chris Isaak is. I have all him CDs, and this one is probably the best.
audiozeb wrote:
Rocking tune from a great guy. With just a little re-working it could be an AC/DC song!
But Brian Johnson's voice (which one critic said sounds like "an automatic fart machine") wouldn't be, you know, as smooth a contrast.
He gets major points for staring in John Water's "A Dirty Shame" along side Tracy Ulman - what a cool guy! (click here)
Man, he just sings to my heart...
Please, you're killing me, no more Chris Isaak.
:cool:
Kick Ass!!! Chris has got the goods...bastard... :cowboy:
cosmology_guy wrote:
One hit wonder? Isaak rocks, man - and he's a hell of a lot of fun to see in concert! ...only the lonely ...dancin' ...south of the border ...baby did a bad bad thing ...graduation day ...go walking down there Excellent stuff!
Don't forget Freebird!!
I'd lie down for this guy. Yeah, Chris. You're the best!
One hit wonder? Isaak rocks, man - and he's a hell of a lot of fun to see in concert! ...only the lonely ...dancin' ...south of the border ...baby did a bad bad thing ...graduation day ...go walking down there Excellent stuff!
Originally Posted by locutusofborg: ok mr. one hit wonder, yeah your a good singer and all but come on?
What does only having one hit have to do with the music. I'll tell you, "absolutely nothing". There are many great musicians (not saying chris isaak is a great musician) who never had a "hit" (as you call it). What constitutes a hit? Is it getting your name on a billboard chart or getting airplay?
Please No!
Perfect....oh yeah!
another cool jam (pimp)
ok mr. one hit wonder, yeah your a good singer and all but come on?
Rocking tune from a great guy. With just a little re-working it could be an AC/DC song!