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Dishwalla — Give
Album: Pet Your Friends
Avg rating:
5.8

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Total ratings: 435









Released: 1995
Length: 5:19
Plays (last 30 days): 0
Give

I have felt the comfort
Now what did I do to disappoint you?
Idle my emptiness
and it keeps returning to remind me

That I want to remain
A child with you forever
And hear as you lay before me
You tease me and tell me to stay
But what would you give
What would you give

I have given everything I could
But I don't think it really matters
Maybe nothing does
And how it keeps returning to remind me

That I want to remain
A child with you forever
And hear as you lay before me
you tease me and tell me to stay
What would you give?
What would you give?

I want to remain
A child with you forever
And hear as you lay before me
You tease me and tell me to stay
What would you give?
What would you give?
What would you give?
What would you give?
Comments (82)add comment
Decent. I like the album cover...
Great groove. Some people don't understand I guess? They couldn't get into a groove even if they wanted to? If you can't dance to it or bash into someone or do the Beavis and Butthead metal head bob then they can't comprehend? IDK, man  :^ /
Aw man, 5.7?  I've seen some bad dreck on RP up at 6 and 7.  This is just a decent enough slow jam from 1996 from the band that did Counting Cars.
Tom Jones fronting the Beatles. Good voice, good band, weird arrangement...
Nice
 bseib wrote:
Of all the Dishwalla tunes, I'm kinda surprised Bill picked this one. Not their most exciting work. :-|

 
Also not the only one that Bill plays.

Been lovin' this CD since it came out....and this tune is superb! {#Heartkiss}


this song is a solid 8 to 9, first time hearing!

super band with a great vocalist!

Thanks Bill and Becky!
 pianocomposer wrote:
This is getting a 5.7? I gave it a solid 8 with possibilities of an upgrade to 9. I'm not sure what people are thinking. This is excellent stuff.
 
I like it too.  Quite enjoyable, to my ears. I think it deserves a higher rating.
 TerryS wrote:

Lysdexics of the world unite.

 
Dyslexics of the world untie.
 Laptopdog wrote:

whtahtefcuk?!!

 
Lysdexics of the world unite.
Not quite ready for prime time.
Of all the Dishwalla tunes, I'm kinda surprised Bill picked this one. Not their most exciting work. :-|
 MtnSinger wrote:
The breakdown at the end with the keys was kinda nice!
 
I agree on that.

BOOOOOOOOOOOOO! {#Puke}
Dishwater!
whtahtefcuk wrote:
Cheezy voice, bad song. Had to mute.

whtahtefcuk?!!


Where else do you hear a second song from a one hit wonder like dishwalla?  But while I think it's cool RP plays this song, it isn't very good I'm afraid.  And thats from someone who has the album... :)   Ho Humm - a 3 from me.  Love the album art though...


pianocomposer wrote:
This is getting a 5.7? I gave it a solid 8 with possibilities of an upgrade to 9. I'm not sure what people are thinking. This is excellent stuff.
Agreed. Average rating is clearly being weighed down by a lot of 1s, 2s, and 3s. I wonder if people find it pretentious or something. But it's a beautiful tune... one of their best. (See also: Charlie Brown's Parents.)
What would I gev? Is that the question?
Cheezy voice, bad song. Had to mute.
This is getting a 5.7? I gave it a solid 8 with possibilities of an upgrade to 9. I'm not sure what people are thinking. This is excellent stuff.
OUT OF HERE...
Seems like it should be on a movie soundtrack.
YA_MAN wrote:
Enjoy the groove at the end.
That's the only part I enjoy.
The breakdown at the end with the keys was kinda nice!
Tireux_De_Roche wrote:
The album cover is the best part of this.
I agree. I'm not thirlled by the song, but am intrigued by the cover art.
out_to_lunch wrote:
....I thought it was Chris Cornell for a minute...
Mixed with later years Burton Cummings of the Guess Who.
Nice, Its a great morning song here on the east coast. Enjoy the groove at the end.
enidualc wrote:
chris cornell-ish. i first heard dishwalla in the 90's on the Carpenter tribute CD, which reminds me how much i liked that one and i must find & buy that CD again.
wait, you mean, If I Were A Carpenter? there was like one mabye two decent songs on that. I think Sonic Youth was one.
this song sucks. I thought it was Chris Cornell for a minute and then I saw that, like in life, the truth is always far more terrifying
renlat wrote:
Gee!!! Are you a TV Satellite sales rep ? :eh:
Now _that_ is funny.
bleh.
Nice cover... :yes:
maxmox wrote:
Very anarchic utopian free spirited and nothing to do with funny.
Gee!!! Are you a TV Satellite sales rep ? :eh:
I'm a fan...The last thing on this record is really cool. It's called Interview with St. Etienne
chris cornell-ish. i first heard dishwalla in the 90's on the Carpenter tribute CD, which reminds me how much i liked that one and i must find & buy that CD again.
Like those Leslied guitars - at least it sounds like that. I used to like "Counting Blue Cars" when it was all over commerical radio.
Dave_Mack wrote:
Yah, very Steely, especially the guitar tone. The whole ending seems a bit of a rip of the end of FM, but it does sound good. I just looked up "Dishwalla" and found that it's an Indian term for someone who illegally descrambles satellite TV and shares it with the neighborhood. Funny.
Very anarchic utopian free spirited and nothing to do with funny.
Koan wrote:
I know Dishwalla by their Opaline song but on Give I keep thinking I hear Elton John.
I'm glad I'm not the only one!
The last minute of the song is the only thing that saves it. The rest is horrible.
rgj13 wrote:
Well, this is an improvement over the similarly earnest Creed, and I guess that's something. (I hear more Steely Dan in the fade than Traffic; also the part of the song I like most.)
Yah, very Steely, especially the guitar tone. The whole ending seems a bit of a rip of the end of FM, but it does sound good. I just looked up "Dishwalla" and found that it's an Indian term for someone who illegally descrambles satellite TV and shares it with the neighborhood. Funny.
This is all right... I like the change-up toward the end. The leslie is on the keyboards, and there's nothing wrong with that. I even like the bit o' cowbell.
The album cover is the best part of this.
Me too. You have a good ear! The song was really nice. Thanks for playing it :) Koan wrote:
I know Dishwalla by their Opaline song but on Give I keep thinking I hear Elton John.
I know Dishwalla by their Opaline song but on Give I keep thinking I hear Elton John.
Stella wrote:
Emma Peel next please. :bounce:
Yes, mmhmm, I agree.
Local SB boyz....always makes me feel good inside when I hear them.
my favorite off the album!!!
:sunny: I've always liked this commercial song...its just right where I'd always like to be.
Oh god I *loved* this tune! What a way to start my work day. Is the rest of the album as good as this?
... Welcome back Dishwalla, it's been a while by the looks of it? Give eight mate? Do ya? ... What would you give? ...
Solid album, good song.
Originally Posted by Art_Carnage: Snooooore. Someone wake me when it's over.
You might fall asleep listening to it, but I guarantee you'll be humming it for the rest of the day. Emma Peel next please. :bounce:
Originally Posted by Art_Carnage: Snooooore. Someone wake me when it's over.
Oh, but they're so earnest! How could you say such a thing?
Snooooore. Someone wake me when it's over.
Originally Posted by AC: Is that really a guitar played thru a Leslie speaker? I haven't heard anybody do that in years.
Oh, no I guess not. OTOH, it seems like I hear a Fender Rhodes somewhere in that closing jam. Am I having nostalgia flashbacks or is everything old new again?
Is that really a guitar played thru a Leslie speaker? I haven't heard anybody do that in years.
has a good groove, but let\'s face it... musically, these guys are pretty dang SIMPLISTIC...
Hey!! You guys are talkiing about a local Santa Barbara band!!!...... Pop, yes................ :cool:
A shame that instrumental part at the end didn\'t go on for a few more minutes. :(
urg. I hear pearl jam. don\'t like pearl jam. urg.
Well, this is an improvement over the similarly earnest Creed, and I guess that's something. (I hear more Steely Dan in the fade than Traffic; also the part of the song I like most.)
An enjoyable love song. Not sappy; just sincere.
amazingly mediocre.
The fade out on this reminds me of old Traffic.
Have this CD in my car right now. Love the whole thing - even the \"sold-out\" cut Counting Blue Cars.
I love dishwalla. I like the whole album. But I see from the comments that it is hit or miss for each person.
Yet another GREAT \"gettin\' busy\" type tune. This COMPLETELY kicks \"Counting Blue Cars\" a**! I don\'t care who they sound like...this is a great song. :hug:
Seems the singer wants to be David Coverdale or someone like that, while the rest of the band rather keeps it more funky.
I really like this song and the whole CD - maybe a little too mainstream for some, but I dig it.
Sounds OK. Wonder if they gave props to Lenny Kravitz for ganking the bass riff....
I purchased \"Pet Your Friends\" on the strength of the songs \"Give\" and \"Counting Blue Cars.\" However, after several listens, I have concluded that the rest of the album is juvenile crap. --Radio Man
New to me, pretty cool :)
I like Dishwalla very much! I am going to by this cd now :D I find that they are pretty close to the sound of Collective Soul :) :cool:
I have been buying cd\'s more in the past 5 years than in the bulk of my life.. and one of the things I hated most.. and was the CORE to why I hated buying CD\'s was because there would be one or two songs that I\'d like on a cd.. but the rest would be horrid... Dishwalla however.. one of the pleasant surprises.. most of the album.... quite good... if you liked *this* song, you\'ll probably like most of the album too.. the over played song which I bought the album for when it came out.. *Counting Blue Cars* .... although... its been some time now.. so it could be played again with most people not reeling in horror at its overplayed nature. :) Good Mornin\' Bill & RPP!! (Radio Paradise People) :)
Yeah, I like this much better than their sold_out \'Counting Blue Cars\' song. Very nice.
yea! I\'m likin this. I\'m surprised these guys haven\'t broken into the mainstream more (save Counting Blue Cars) But then again, I\'m glad they haven\'t.
2nd half turns good and funky. Dig baby dig!
Diggin\' this tune. :D
The lead singer in this song has a really nice voice. Clear and powerful.
The main riff sounds like a Midnight Oil tune (name escapes me), which I originally thought this was a cover of. Aside from the constant dejavu I get listening to this, I acutally quite like it. What else do they do?