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Harry Nilsson — Everybody's Talkin'
Album: The Harry Nilsson Anthology
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Released: 1970
Length: 2:40
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Everybody's talking at me
I don't hear a word they're saying
Only the echoes of my mind

People stopping, staring
I can't see their faces
Only the shadows of their eyes

I'm going where the sun keeps shining
Through the pouring rain
Going where the weather suits my clothes

Banking off of the northeast winds
Sailing on a summer breeze
And skipping over the ocean like a stone

Wah, wah wah-wah wah
Wah-wah wah-wah, wah wah-wah
Wahhh

I'm going where the sun keeps shining
Through the pouring rain
Going where the weather suits my clothes

Banking off of the northeast winds
Sailing on a summer breeze
And skipping over the ocean like a stone

Everybody's talking at me
Can't hear a word they're saying
Only the echoes of my mind

I won't let you leave my love behind
No, I won't let you leave
Wah, wah
I won't let you leave my love behind
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I still prefer the original by the guy who wrote the song: Fred Neil, who also wrote The Dolphins.  
 roger wrote:
Why the hell would RP play this piece of shit?? And in between Pearl Jam and Blind Melon! Come on... I realize being diverse and eclectic is RP's calling card... but this goes too far in the wrong direction.
 
Does this bring up bad memories for you Roger?  Too close to home as a cowboy yourself?
 xcranky_yankee wrote:
For a raging alcholic, Mr. Nilsson had a lovely voice and wrote some beautiful lyrics too.
I always enjoyed listening to him - I believe this was a great tune from The Graduate. What a f----d up generation.
 
Actually: from Midnight Cowboy.
Great movie too
For a raging alcholic, Mr. Nilsson had a lovely voice and wrote some beautiful lyrics too.
I always enjoyed listening to him - I believe this was a great tune from The Graduate. What a f----d up generation.
 thewiseking wrote:
Beautiful cover of a Fred Neil song. Check out the original version which is also terrific. What man can not relate to this?
 
Some bloke by the name of Roger, apparently...
 MrsTom wrote:
Don’t like this version. It’s the nasal whoa whoa’s
 
Agree. Such a good song until that part. But I listen anyway.
Beautiful cover of a Fred Neil song. Check out the original version which is also terrific. What man can not relate to this?
This song is easy listening at its best, why knock it just enjoy it?

H S H
Let's move Roger's stupid comment down the thread. This is pure genius. Always will be forever and a day.
Decent song. Disastrous album cover. 
I know this song from the Midnight Cowboy soundtrack. The juxtaposition of this song with the very depressing story still blows my mind. Great tune, easy to sing along while rolling down the road.
 mojoman wrote:
Isn't that one of the lamest album covers you've ever seen?
 
It is pretty bad but far from "one of the lamest" - there are thousands of album covers which are far worst.  Anyhow, it's a cover for a compilation album which was released after Nilsson had died and posthumous compilation albums have rarely had good covers.

 Cynaera wrote:
Xeric wrote:
Oh, wow--great old tune. Reminded me for a second, for some reaon, of Joe South, too--anybody remember him? Then, too, I was reminded of that other famous Nillson song, "You're breakin' my heart/ You're tearin' it apart/ so fuck you!"
Oh, gawd, I was tryin' to FORGET that song. "All I wanna do is have a good time, now I'm blue!" Thanks so very much, Xeric. Haunted now.
 
Bump.
 MrsTom wrote:
Don’t like this version. It’s the nasal whoa whoa’s
 
But those wah wahs were so fun to sing along to back in the 70's.  
Don’t like this version. It’s the nasal whoa whoa’s
Absolutely classic part of my musical history.
Still like this one
I always thought this was Glenn Campbell.
I never liked Glenn Campbell.
This song is pretty nice though!
{#Devil_pimp}zesty cover of a great fred neil song
love Harry's voice in this simple song  : )      thought of Oblio and "Me and my Arrow" now, jeez that was a while ago
Easily the best road trip song ever. Pure poetry

Going where the weather suits my clothes
Banking off of the northeast winds
Sailing on a summer breeze
And skipping over the ocean like a stone

Last play 2005 {#Stupid}
PSD'ed to this.
Last play 2005?!!
Come on Bill, let's get this puppy back in rotation!
 roger wrote:
Why the hell would RP play this piece of shit?? And in between Pearl Jam and Blind Melon! Come on... I realize being diverse and eclectic is RP's calling card... but this goes too far in the wrong direction.
 
Roger.  You're a dick.
roger wrote:
Why the hell would RP play this piece of shit?? And in between Pearl Jam and Blind Melon! Come on... I realize being diverse and eclectic is RP's calling card... but this goes too far in the wrong direction.
roger! roger! roger! ....there is no wrong direction in Paradise!!! OUTSTANDING SONG! :good-vibes:
"goin' where the weather suits my clothes...."
although this is a really good song .. that o-face album cover kinda ruins it.
Xeric wrote:
Oh, wow--great old tune. Reminded me for a second, for some reaon, of Joe South, too--anybody remember him? Then, too, I was reminded of that other famous Nillson song, "You're breakin' my heart/ You're tearin' it apart/ so fuck you!"
Oh, gawd, I was tryin' to FORGET that song. "All I wanna do is have a good time, now I'm blue!" Thanks so very much, Xeric. Haunted now.
Oh, wow--great old tune. Reminded me for a second, for some reaon, of Joe South, too--anybody remember him? Then, too, I was reminded of that other famous Nillson song, "You're breakin' my heart/ You're tearin' it apart/ so fuck you!"
Great song. Thanks Bill! ...slippin' into melancholia.
How can you not like this song....its not like Bill plays sentimental oldies 24/7. Oh btw how 'bout Brandy?...... :lol:
:meditate: Happy with Harry :meditate:
roger wrote:
Why the hell would RP play this piece of shit?? And in between Pearl Jam and Blind Melon! Come on... I realize being diverse and eclectic is RP's calling card... but this goes too far in the wrong direction.
u crazy foo...
Isn't that one of the lamest album covers you've ever seen?
I just came here to read the comments for this song. =) Everybody's just talkin'
As I expected, past comments included several people trashed this song. I love this song and am so glad RP is playing such a wide range that a masterpiece like this gets thrown into the mix. :clap:
I love the Beautiful South version of this song. :daisy.gif:
roger, know your musicians. know your music. roger wrote:
Why the hell would RP play this piece of shit?? And in between Pearl Jam and Blind Melon! Come on... I realize being diverse and eclectic is RP's calling card... but this goes too far in the wrong direction.
Arrrrrgh, How in the world did this slip onto the playlist? Might as well play some Mac Davis!!!!!!!
Sad as hell.
I wonder if the author of this comment realizes that this song was a sound track to Midnight Cowboy and starred Angelina Jolie's father? A very cool movie that is still quite hip.roger wrote:
Why the hell would RP play this piece of shit?? And in between Pearl Jam and Blind Melon! Come on... I realize being diverse and eclectic is RP's calling card... but this goes too far in the wrong direction.
Thank you for following that drudge of a Pearl Jam song with something happy and pleasant! Nothing against Pearl Jam.
"Bankin' off the northeast wind Sailing on a summer breeze And skippin' over the ocean like a stone." Those lines send me to a very, very good place. :meditate.gif:
ksb wrote:
Interesting. I somewhat agree, why do you think this is the case? That the music industry is now trying to target specific markets and hense tastes? Or is it that people now are more likely to identify their musical tastes to a specific genre and more likely to discount all other genres?
I would think that the spirit in which a song is conceived & presented can still be perceived by the 'eclectic' few. Is it conceived in the head or in the heart will make all the difference to those who might be receptive to more subtle forces at play.
Maybe its nostalgia speaking but this song is almost perfect in its simplicity
roger wrote:
Why the hell would RP play this piece of shit?? And in between Pearl Jam and Blind Melon! Come on... I realize being diverse and eclectic is RP's calling card... but this goes too far in the wrong direction.
Dude! Chill the negative vibes! I'm groovin on it, ok? Three minutes, it's done. Was it that painful?
Why the hell would RP play this piece of shit?? And in between Pearl Jam and Blind Melon! Come on... I realize being diverse and eclectic is RP's calling card... but this goes too far in the wrong direction.
Not a patch on the Leonard Nimoy version. ...just kidding. ;)
BooKitty wrote:
This type of song doesn't exist anymore. It's a high quality mainstream pop song that appeals to people across age groups and musical tastes.
Interesting. I somewhat agree, why do you think this is the case? That the music industry is now trying to target specific markets and hense tastes? Or is it that people now are more likely to identify their musical tastes to a specific genre and more likely to discount all other genres?
Nice memory.......
This type of song doesn't exist anymore. It's a high quality mainstream pop song that appeals to people across age groups and musical tastes.
Isn't this a great song with a great sound? Classic tune that is wonderful to hear and gives you that "I'm a kid again feeling"
timandjuliet wrote:
I always thought this was Glenn Campbell
theme song for midnight cowboy. fucking awesome movie and and AWESOME song.
Nilsson Schmilsson is a fabulous album that has stood the test of time (although this song is not on that record)...
beelzebubba wrote:
Kind of leaves me with that icky late-60's/early-70's after-taste, but I love it anyway.
Must be the TAB!! :lol:
beelzebubba wrote:
Kind of leaves me with that icky late-60's/early-70's after-taste, but I love it anyway.
My friend that is the best music period that last century produced...IMHO of course
Will always be one of my favorite "summer" songs. Stirs up great teenage beach memories...California girls...
masterhead wrote:
What about B.J. Thomas
Yep. He thought it was Glenn Campbell, too.
:cool:
Frawg wrote:
Me and My Arrow... good tune. s
Used to have that on 8-track! I grew up with it, and I still love it.
Oh yessssss! Perfect song for a rainy day!
Kind of leaves me with that icky late-60's/early-70's after-taste, but I love it anyway.
Me and My Arrow... good tune. s Mikey wrote:
Ironic thing is not everbody was talkin' 'bout Harry, ever. And it was a shame. He deserved more recognition. But not everyone gets the POINT.
Ironic thing is not everbody was talkin' 'bout Harry, ever. And it was a shame. He deserved more recognition. But not everyone gets the POINT.
The perfect song to download ... s
All, ALL, always thought this was Glen Campbell.....huh! RP as a learning tool. " Hey, I'm *WOOALKIN'* here!"
Never can tell which song I'm gonna love until RP plays it. You guys are the best.
Wow. What memories...
ChardRemains wrote:
Speaking of, where's that "Put the lime in the coconut" song. Lennon's on that.
Already in the archives - (click here)
timandjuliet wrote:
I always thought this was Glenn Campbell
What about B.J. Thomas
I always thought this was Glenn Campbell
awsome!
masterhead wrote:
Gool song, from the drinking partner of John Lennon...
Speaking of, where's that "Put the lime in the coconut" song. Lennon's on that.
MikeWC wrote:
Oh my God. I hate very few songs, but the yoodling in this makes me see red. Thank god I only came in on the end of the song. :fire:
that's "yodeling."
This is a real treat, would love to hear the Fred Neil version ..., thanks
"...can't hear a word they're sayin'" Heheheh. Could be my theme song.
masterhead wrote:
Gool song, from the drinking partner of John Lennon...
Are they allowed to booze it up there?
Gool song, from the drinking partner of John Lennon...
FakePlasticWatch wrote:
This song fit the movie "Midnight Cowboy" perfectly. Maybe the alcoholism was of a piece with the art. Pity.
This was one of my favorite songs when it was released six months before the movie. It still is. Writtten by Fred Neil, it was one of the only Nilsson album songs not written by Nilsson (He wrote songs for commercials before his singing career took off, so he was a prolific writer.) I believe the producers were planning to use a purpose written song for the movie that went on Nilsson's second album, "I guess the Lord Must be in New York City." Everybody's Talkin' is just a much better song and it captured the spirit of the movie beautifully. Thanks for playing this, Bill!
Oh my God. I hate very few songs, but the yoodling in this makes me see red. Thank god I only came in on the end of the song. :fire:
Has anyone heard the Beautiful South version of this song? It's magically delicious.
you know...i know as a music enthusiast type, my taste and respect for the classics, etc. dictate that i should love this guy, this song, etc. and so on. but i just don't.
And what the hell have The Darkness got to do with the price of fish?
"Going where the weather suits my clothes" Always makes me want to wander.
Now, THIS guy can sing! :clap: Play something from Schmilsson!
This is wonderful. I just adore Harry Nilsson. Thanks. Happy Friday.
Originally Posted by Art_Carnage: Harry, you left us too soon.
So very true!!!
Harry, you left us too soon.
Brings back memories...a true classic. ;)
This song fit the movie \"Midnight Cowboy\" perfectly. Maybe the alcoholism was of a piece with the art. Pity.
Great artist - too bad the guy couldn\'t go to AA and stop his drinking. Tragic waste of a life and talent.
Like... floating :) :) :)