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Rusted Root — Send Me On My Way
Album: When I Woke
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6.8

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Total ratings: 2792









Released: 1994
Length: 4:18
Plays (last 30 days): 3
(On my way, on my way)
(On my way, on my way)

I would like to reach out my hand
I may see you, I may tell you to run (On my way, on my way)
Momadisay momadiyah.

Well pick me up with golden hand
I may see you, I may tell you to run (On my way, on my way)
Momadisay momadiyah.

Well, I would like to hold my little hand
And we will run, we will, we will crawl, we will
I would like to hold my little hand
And we will run, we will, we will crawl

Send me on my way (On my way)
Send me on my way (On my way)
Send me on my way (On my way)
Send me on my way (On my way)
Send me on my way (On my way)
Send me on my way (On my way)
Send me on my way (On my way)
Mm hmm (On my way)

I would like to reach out my hand
I may see you, I may tell you to run (On my way, on my way)
Momadisay momadiyah.

Now pick me up with golden hand
I may see you, I may tell you to run (On my way, on my way)
Momadisay momadiyah.

Well, I would like to hold my little hand
And we will run, we will, we will crawl, we will
I would like to hold my little hand
And we will run, we will, we will crawl

Send me on my way (On my way)
Send me on my way (On my way)
Send me on my way (On my way)
Send me on my way (On my way)
Send me on my way (On my way)
Send me on my way (On my way)
Send me on my way (On my way)
Mm hmm (On my way)

Well, I would like to hold my little hand
And we will run, we will, we will crawl, we will
I would like to hold my little hand
And we will run, we will, we will crawl

Send me on my way
Send me on my way
Send me on my way
On my way
Send me on my way
Send me on my way

I would like to reach out my hand
I may see you, I may tell you to run (On my way, on my way)
Momadisay momadiyah.
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 Dazzerb wrote:
always thought this was Talking Heads.
 
I thought it was Bryan Ferry
The singer's voice brims with a joyful exuberance that really gets on my nerves.
Sounds a little like Joan Armatrading.
Heard just the faintest buzzing of a song with the volume in the office down way low, and thought, Hm, Radiohead's Creep. Oh, so wrong.
 DChas wrote:
simian the whale
 
Oh good, it's not just me!      


Ice age <3
Vocal reminds me of a cross between David Byrne and Chris Isaac.  And I like it!
I feel like this is played every day! 
Momma did say, Momma did yah.
And I always thought it was Joan Armatrading.  
 DChas wrote:
simian the whale
 

Yeah, like "simian stroll in "Lippy Kids" by Elbow!!!
worked with the root in the 90s. great band.
simian the whale
Perfect tune for driving down the interstate...
"Semi in my way, semi in my way..."
 Noni163 wrote:
Talking Heads copy
 
Holy moly! I've been listening to this record (although not recently) since it came out and I never realized that before! You're totally right!
Talking Heads copy
 TAI wrote:
Momadisay momadiyah    = sound a liitle like baseball   "NOBODY SAFE NOBODY ON"
 
Yep. I came here to see if anyone else thought so. Cool.
This whole album is tremendous! At low points in life it has buoyed me up and helped re-inspire me. Thank you for giving it a 'spin.'
I probably need to read the other comments to "get it".  But, I honestly cannot stand this song and do not understand why it is so well liked.  I even saw them in concert and was underwhelmed.  

And, too boot, what does "Well, I would like to hold my little hand" mean exactly?

These words, the whole thing, makes no sense to me.  It's ok if lyrics make no sense if the music and voice sound great, but this too, ranks a -1 for me.
 Dazzerb wrote:
always thought this was Talking Heads.
 

Me too!!!
always thought this was Talking Heads.
 DrLex wrote:
It's been too long since someone made this comment:
Simian away
Simian my way
Simmy and the whale 

 
I hadn't seen this comment, but that's what I thought - Simian Way...
Still a fun song, mostly because it is in the Matilda movie, which my daughters enjoyed very much when they were little.
Pittsburgh buddies Rusted Root on RP! Yessss.
Please stop singing.
Image result for "rusted root" "send me on my way"
sounds like Talking Heads
 
"Momadisay momadiyah".....so that's why I could never figure out what that lyric was.....
It's a fun, light song.  Unfortunately because of the demise of terrestrial radio (playing a limited number of songs), soundtracks, and songs being sold to companies for commercials, songs like this just end up getting tainted.
pleasantly different
{#Music}
 jelgator wrote:
This song is a lot more irritating than I remember.

 
Yes
This song is a lot more irritating than I remember.
 Oxen1morale wrote:
What is this, Paul Simon and David Byrne?

 
Oh, I thought it was Metallica and Nick Drake.
Car commercial!!
 below72 wrote:
MATILDA!!!!

 
We refer to it as "The Movie." 
 
Momadisay momadiyah    = sound a liitle like baseball   "NOBODY SAFE NOBODY ON"
This the meringue on the pie - fun, but really memorable.
There are very few songs that I, literally, wish that I would never hear again.  This is one of them.
I would love to send you wherever you wanted to go...at my expense I might add......if you promise not to come back :^ /
It's been too long since someone made this comment:
Simian away
Simian my way
Simmy and the whale 
 JasondotG wrote:
Holy fook this song is over 20 years old now... 

 
i really wish it could be 20 more before i hear it again.
{#Motor}    {#Motor}                                                 {#Motor}
Yes...Go away

while I can't listen to this much anymore, it's real nice to hear today and will always take me back to the freest days of my life.  post-college, pre-real life, snowboard bumming for a couple years in Jackson Hole WY. 

{#Cowboy}


We fondly call them Busted Boot.
 Wilfrue wrote:

Don't be so hard on yourself, nut. I'm sure someone thinks you have redeeming qualities... 

 
Bbbbahahahaaha, solid troll! 
 nutrod42 wrote:
Annoying.

 
Don't be so hard on yourself, nut. I'm sure someone thinks you have redeeming qualities... 
Annoying.
 paleozogt wrote:
"Simmie & The Whale"

 
LOL
MATILDA!!!!
This song has never grown an iota in my esteem. 
Holy fook this song is over 20 years old now... 
"Simmie & The Whale"
ok ekin, that photo is disturbingly funny as hell
I'd give it higher than a 7, but the opening is part of the hold music for Enterprise Rent-a-Car...and they like to put people on hold!
 Oxen1morale wrote:
What is this, Paul Simon and David Byrne?

 
{#Yes}{#Roflol}
What is this, Paul Simon and David Byrne?
 ericdaryl wrote:
fun.... Got here from Pearl Jam.... and just realized that Rusted Root's lead singer has more than a touch of Eddie Vedder in his voice.  

 
And David Byrne
fun.... Got here from Pearl Jam.... and just realized that Rusted Root's lead singer has more than a touch of Eddie Vedder in his voice.  
Momadisay momadiyah.

boobity say boobity ahh
Reminds me of the 90s... and the movie Matilda.
 maxjboxer wrote:
= David Byrne = Scratching Chalkboard
Sorry

 


mobuddy say, mobuddy ya.
Rusted Root was one of my first exposures to "World Music."  Unfortunately their music hasn't passed the test of time, IMHO.  I do thank them for opening my musical horizons, but that's about it.
I like them even though they are from Pittsburgh.  Its a Cleveland thing ...
This guy's voice makes me think of Shakira during this song.
 railroadwail wrote:

Renting a car and driving to a hockey game in Pittsburgh.



 
Its all about you man!

Renting a car and driving to a hockey game in Pittsburgh.


 blotto wrote:
I feel like renting a car.

 
And then driving it across the country!! Ahem.
I feel like renting a car.
"Simian my way"? Sounds like the slogan for a custom primate supply business, perhaps Apes 'R' Us.

Monkey relaxing by a pool
Something splendidly uplifting about this one, to my ears, on this dreary Wednesday.  An old mate used to have the nickname of Simian because of his long arms....
 hugogdt wrote:
Their best song, and coming after these other 2 acustic songs (Vedder and Yuill) fits perfect!!

 
Good call 
 RascalRhyme wrote:
Pretty serious hook here ?
 

 hencini wrote:
My wife and I are married because of this song. So that's pretty cool. 
 
... because an ex-spouse sent you on your way?  Easy, it was just a joke.
Absolutely love it!   Creative and "fun" to listen to many times.  I can't help but smile

{#Clap}
Their best song, and coming after these other 2 acustic songs (Vedder and Yuill) fits perfect!!
For all of its bombast, this acoustic-only (okay, well maybe the bass) album is vastly underrated. Pittsburgh captured by its loving young.
 Ahnyer_Keester wrote:

Don't you mean Dreamworks? It was in Ice Age which is Dreamworks.

 
Except that Ice Age was produced by Fox Studies. There, now I've completed the triangle of adults far too old to be watching these movies alone in a theater.
Not a bad song, but always thought they were saying "Simeon the Whale".  Could never figure that out...
My wife and I are married because of this song. So that's pretty cool. 
Please stop singing.  Thanks.
 maxjboxer wrote:
= David Byrne = Scratching Chalkboard
Sorry

 
Except David Byrne has really interesting ideas and although there are those who don't like his voice (I am not one), he can sing a hell of a lot better than this. The caterwauling/semi-yodelling style here is about as aggravating as anything I hear on RP.
 TerryS wrote:
 Yes indeed, I'll be adding this to the playlist for New Orleans to Memphis next week. 
 
Depending on your route, that drive can be Jackson and a big bunch of nothingness.
 PA1749 wrote:

I swear this has become Disney and Pixar's flagship song!



 
Don't you mean Dreamworks? It was in Ice Age which is Dreamworks.
 phil3254 wrote:
A bit of Paul Simon in this?

 
Sounds like a cross between Fleetwood Mac and Focus (Hocus Pocus)

I saw these guys in concert with the Allman Brothers. I swear this has become Disney and Pixar's flagship song!


This is the only song of theirs I ever seem to hear.  I'm fine with that.
Just saw them in Chicago with Donna the buffalo. Good times!
 DeemerDave wrote:
Why do I feel like renting a car?

 

Yes indeed, I'll be adding this to the playlist for New Orleans to Memphis next week. 


Would LOVE to see this live! {#Drummer}{#Bananapiano}{#Drummer}{#Bananajam}{#Dancingbanana_2}
A bit of Paul Simon in this?
Why do I feel like renting a car?
Live on the lawn, Penn State, spring of '93.  So, so good.



= David Byrne = Scratching Chalkboard
Sorry
Reminds me of Talking Heads.
this dude sounds like Bryan Ferry in the seventies...awesome!
Been a while since I heard this one. Bopping...
Lucky enough to see RR jamming with Carlos Santana a decade ago. 
Voice sounds like Cher...
Sounds like a David Byrne tune and I like that. Dancing in the kitchen {#Dancingbanana}
{#Good-vibes} 
This song will always bring a smile to my face.

Thanks for playing it! 
 aaronm wrote:
I'm not sure it's an objectively great song, but I'm going to permanently love it.

When I was in my second year of graduate school, we had a set of enormous, daunting, terrifying exams.  I was scared out of my mind when they came up, and when I took them, I was pretty sure I had failed.

Long story short, it turned out that I was wrong, and I passed.  When I found that out, the first thing I did was get into my car and play this song (I'm not sure why).  Because of this, it's inextricably linked in my mind with one of the very happiest moments of my life, and I can't help but feel an overwhelming sense of joy / relief when I hear it years later. 

 
So nice to share this with us! And yes, I feel the overwhelming sense of joy!
I'm not sure it's an objectively great song, but I'm going to permanently love it.

When I was in my second year of graduate school, we had a set of enormous, daunting, terrifying exams.  I was scared out of my mind when they came up, and when I took them, I was pretty sure I had failed.

Long story short, it turned out that I was wrong, and I passed.  When I found that out, the first thing I did was get into my car and play this song (I'm not sure why).  Because of this, it's inextricably linked in my mind with one of the very happiest moments of my life, and I can't help but feel an overwhelming sense of joy / relief when I hear it years later. 
Something about that voice--those whistles. This is one of my all time least favorite songs.
Should I go 10?.......SHOULD I??   OH WHAT THE HELL.  YES!   10!  {#Bananasplit}
give 'em a break and send them on their way....
Brings back college memories . . . :)
Damn dirty apes!
Someone listened to a lot of Talking Heads....
Ain't no way to listen to this tune without turning up the volume, tapping your feet and sort of shaking/bobbing back and forth. Great song!{#Bananapiano} {#Dancingbanana} {#Bananajam}
I'm sending you now ... bye.
Hey !   Where's Paul and Chevy ?
These people have something going on musically.  Different, very world beat and it grows on me.  I just upped my rating from 7 to 8.
 fredriley wrote:

{#Lol} Yep, the RSPCA would go ape if that happened :o)
 

I'm never going to be able to _not_ hear that now!
lol
This song was in the movie "Matilda."  Fun kids movie.


 Tagish_girl wrote:
 
Simian Away?  Is that like 'anchors away'? Cannot approve of throwing monkeys overboard......
 
{#Lol} Yep, the RSPCA would go ape if that happened :o)
I love it and if you have ever watched Ice Age, it complements the story and characters well!
Meh. Send it on its way.
Great fun live!!! And they're from the Burg!!! Pittsburgh center of the universe!!