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Poe — Wild
Album: Haunted
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Total ratings: 2146









Released: 2000
Length: 4:41
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Wild, wild

I go wild, 'cause you break me open
Wild 'cause you left me here
I go wild 'cause your promises are broken

Wild because the chips are down
Wild because there isn't anybody else around
Wild when the waves start to break
And God knows they're breaking in me now
I go wild because it doesn't make sense
For me to cry out in my own defense
And wild because I would do anything
To tear you off your precious fence

So this is what it's like living in limbo
First I'm high, then I'm so low

I go wild 'cause you break me open
Wild 'cause you left me here
I go wild 'cause your promises are broken
Wild when I know you're near
I go wild
I go wild...

Tell me what you've come here for
Moving like a hunter through my back door
Leaving the perfume of all you adore
To die nameless on my floor
Yeah, well we both know that you don't play fair
I guess you really think that you'd get me there
Let's be honest, perhaps it's alright
It's too much for even you to bear

You've got some nerve to come back here
You're not the only one who can smell fear

I go wild 'cause you break me open
Wild 'cause you left me here
I go wild 'cause your promises are broken
Wild, don't you get it dear
You're not the only one who runs on instincts
No, I got instincts of my own

You've got a lot of nerve to come back
Plan your attack and I am still waiting
Did you want something?
You wrote the rules to try and contain me
You broke them now, you'll haven't tamed me
And I'm wild
I go wild

Tell me what you've come here for
What is it you adore, won't you tell me?
What would you cry for?
Swallow your pride for?
What would you, oh, go wild for?

You've got a lot of nerve to come back here
Speak up now, darling, I have been waiting

I go wild 'cause you break me open
Wild 'cause you left me here
I go wild 'cause your promises are broken
Wild, don't you get it dear?
You're not the only one who runs on instincts
No, I got instincts of my own

You got a lot of nerve to come back
Plan your attack, and I am still waiting
Did you want something?
You wrote the rules to try and contain me
You broke them now, you haven't tamed me
And I'm wild...

Oh, oh, oh...
Wild...
Tell me what you've come for...
I go wild...
Like a hunter...
Tell me what you've come for...
(come back here)

La da da da da da

Like a hunter...

Communication is not just words.
Communication is architecture.
Because of course it is quite obvious
That a house which would be built without the sense,
Without that desire for communication
Would not look the way your house looks today.
Comments (288)add comment
 LaurieinTucson wrote:
too dependable
getting tired of it
 
Way ahead of you.
 Nomikos wrote:

House of Leaves is an excellent read. See Haunted also for more background info.

 
House of Leaves was one of my favorite, most unique, reading experiences. Brilliant stuff.
 robertomiller wrote:
A dependable RP staple… 

 
too dependable
getting tired of it
That metallic ball rolling sound in the beginning is Palovian to my synaptic awareness of the excellence of this song.
A dependable RP staple… 
Superior to the album version that has some 3-4 minute noise at the end. Totally unneeded, this song is stellar as it is.

I'm in LOVE with this song and her voice. ^_^
I like it.  I like it a lot.
Not bad; reminds me a lot of Garbage's stuff. I've never noticed that Poe's voice isn't all that different from Shirley Manson's, just a little lower. 
 
 No_Where_Man wrote:
I rate this song and the whole album a 10. You have to know why she made this album along with the book her brother wrote to appreciate it. It deals with her fathers death and some tape recordings she found of him. In her other songs you hear a mans voice and that is her father, She used those tapes to make the album "HAUNTED"

 
House of Leaves is an excellent read. See Haunted also for more background info.
 JasondotG wrote:
Garbage. 

Seriously, it sounds like a long lost track from one of Garbage's first 2 albums. I was expecting to see Butch Vig listed as a producer, but nope, just some dudes that were probably listening to what he was doing throughout the 90s. 

 
IIRC she said that she put this together on her laptop, and didn't worry about being able to do it live but to just make it as interesting as possible.
my reaction to my first look at the album cover was hey why is there a woman on a Bowie album cover?
Garbage. 

Seriously, it sounds like a long lost track from one of Garbage's first 2 albums. I was expecting to see Butch Vig listed as a producer, but nope, just some dudes that were probably listening to what he was doing throughout the 90s. 
I just listened to the entire CD the other day and it still holds up quite well.
 wgsu_1978 wrote:

I was thinking Stevie Nicks.

 
More like Chrissie meets Liz Phair
 JBarDom wrote:
A re-vamped Madonna?

 
I was thinking Stevie Nicks.
Great lyrics...delivered impeccably!
 unclehud wrote:
Thank heavens for all recorded samples of Poe's lovely voice.

 
Agreed. 15 years old and still the best complete concept album during that time. Not an easy listen, but VERY rewarding. Shame she's AWOL.
Good stuff.
Smart lyrics. 
A re-vamped Madonna?
The softness and sophistication of the voice and production do not match with the title. A 3 for me. 
Thought it was Madonna when I first heard it, but quickly realised its far better than most of the tosh she puts out.
I can always recognize that this song is coming from that guttural something or other sound that precedes the music. This CD was well worth the $2 I paid at Amoeba in Berkeley. Not an easy listening album.
There now  - I've put your head on for the last time.
 hugogdt wrote:
Reminds me Garbage (I mean the group, obviously!) ;-)

 
Reminds me of poo. the name, and a little bit the music too :)
Reminds me Garbage (I mean the group, obviously!) ;-)
I had no idea of who she was prior to listening to RP. Now she is one of my favorites, including her Conjure One stuff.
 
Purchased.  Like the energy!  Nice when I'm drawing or painting.
 FrankMc wrote:
Re: does anyone play any instruments and lack of credits--musicians are all ghosts.

WonderLizard wrote:

Well, I hear guitars, and the drums sound fairly convincing. Still, the album credits don't actually mention any musicians.

 



 
This statement is puzzling.  The CD has so much information on the musicians that I find it almost incomprehensible. Small print takes up both panels inside the case, including behind the CD (the insert states 'CONTINUED', which seems a bit unusual for a CD. Your best bet is to find a used copy (I have seen multiple copies for $2 in Berkeley at Amoeba, although this is not fair to most people on the planet who do not have a music store like this nearby). There are some downsides to relying on the internet for all information. This CD really occupies a unique place in recent recordings, as far as I can tell. 
very cool....looked up the wiki link and got Edgar Allan, not quite the same methinks
Still a 10 for me after these many years!
 WonderLizard wrote:

Well, I hear guitars, and the drums sound fairly convincing. Still, the album credits don't actually mention any musicians.

 
The Wikipedia page for this album lists quite a few musicians.
Thank heavens for all recorded samples of Poe's lovely voice.
Re: does anyone play any instruments and lack of credits--musicians are all ghosts.

WonderLizard wrote:

Well, I hear guitars, and the drums sound fairly convincing. Still, the album credits don't actually mention any musicians.

 


 oldfart48 wrote:
does anyone play an instrument on this? just wondering because it don't sound like it......

 
Well, I hear guitars, and the drums sound fairly convincing. Still, the album credits don't actually mention any musicians.
does anyone play an instrument on this? just wondering because it don't sound like it......
more processing than art to my ear
Ear candy. Made with all natural sweeteners, no aspartame or GMO. Love it!
 templebeautiful wrote:
This reminds me of the Black Keys.

 
How so? Like others, I'm confused.
Wow Bill . . . a solid "4 Acceptable" afternoon.
 
 templebeautiful wrote:
This reminds me of the Black Keys.

 
Come, come, elucidate your thoughts.
I rate this song and the whole album a 10. You have to know why she made this album along with the book her brother wrote to appreciate it. It deals with her fathers death and some tape recordings she found of him. In her other songs you hear a mans voice and that is her father, She used those tapes to make the album "HAUNTED"
Upgrading to a 9. Near Godlike. And compared to the Black Keys? hahahahahahahahahahahahahah Yer jokin, right?
 templebeautiful wrote:
This reminds me of the Black Keys.

 
{#Eh}?
This reminds me of the Black Keys.
Serafina Steer to Poe ... a pair of women who just do wonderful things for my ears.  Thank you for a wonderful midnight mix!
 ziggytrix wrote:

What are you, a lawyer?

From that link "No more than 3 songs in a row by the same artist".  Written in 2009, so the laws may well have changed since then, but that's digital law for ya.
 
Thanks. 
 

(though I am not sure why you had to be a dick about it) 
Groovy
 rdo wrote:

Citation?
 
What are you, a lawyer?

From that link "No more than 3 songs in a row by the same artist".  Written in 2009, so the laws may well have changed since then, but that's digital law for ya.
Never tire of this.
 ajlept wrote:

What?! There's a "short version?" Gloriosky, I didn't vote for that!
 

Well, if you had heard the long version, you would vote for the short version.  It just breaks down into someone sampling the song then playing it back in stutters.  It ruins the flow of the song and gets obnoxious.  And it goes on and on and on.

I really like the song and the album as a whole, but the "extended remix" part of that song has got to go. 
A good artist for other's ears and tastes, not mine. {#Headache} 
Not very good - it gets duller and duller in fact. Sorry, but there it is.
Oh Poe, where did you go? (moan)

BTW - the RP link to her website goes to Edgar Allan Poe. This is the real link:

https://realpoe.ning.com/ 
 ajlept wrote:

What?! There's a "short version?" Gloriosky, I didn't vote for that!
 

Yeah, this is about a 9-minute song on the CD.
JE NE CONNAISSAIS PAS ET JE TROUVE CET ALBUM SUPER.
I can't believe this album is 12 years old!  When, oh when, are we going to hear some new Poe?  I miss you!
 gillespp wrote:

This one's freakin' awesome.
 
Agreed. Scary, freakin' awsome.
Oh Hell Yeah. Just made my afternoon. GoPoe™!
Oh, yay! Some Poe on a Friday!
 ankhara99 wrote:
There are rules against playing more than a certain number of songs from any one artist within a given time period that pertain to how RP is licensed to operate, I believe.
 
Citation?
Her voice is darkly haunting ... good old Poe ... what is she doing these days?
gotta love a band with a cello
 TJS wrote:
Too bad it's the short version.  Oh well, Poe still rocks my world.
 
What?! There's a "short version?" Gloriosky, I didn't vote for that!
Too bad it's the short version.  Oh well, Poe still rocks my world.
The percussion break in this one is quite nice and appropriate to the title.
I really like her voice. It reminds me of Amanda Abizaid, who sang the award-winning theme to "The 4400".
Wikipedia link is not leading to the right person.
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poe_(singer) 
 johnjconn wrote:
Ok, I'm thinking of buying this cd ( my first Poe cd )

Should I get this one or does she have a better cd?

Need advice 
 
This one's freakin' awesome.
I am helpless when you sing, my lovely ...
Center of the Sun from POE is very good . . .
What is it Annie?
Dull Sandwich. Boring.
 johnjconn wrote:
Ok, I'm thinking of buying this cd ( my first Poe cd )

Should I get this one or does she have a better cd?

Need advice 
 
She's released only 2 albums and this is surely the better one.
This album is frickin' awesome.  Never would've heard it at all without RP.  And Amazon had it used for ten cents.
 Cynaera wrote:

 I really, REALLY like this song (I think it suits me, too, AnchorMan.) {#Yes}
 

Ditto!  Add me to the Suited-by-Poe list. {#Roflol}
 ckcotton wrote:
 bindi wrote:
Why do I find so many artists on RP so interesting, and Poe so very mundane and forgettable?


Soo TRUE!
 

Unfortunately the majority of the "mundane and forgettable" tend to be the groups with a female lead... not to hate but they just don't seem to be very interesting. There are plenty of very good bands with women on vocals but all to often the ones played here feel forced... like there is some unknown quota to balance out the male voices.... Again, nothing wrong with great music no matter who is singing, it just seems like some are played just for variety sake (not because they are very good)

  
You haven't gone and compiled an inventory of "mundane and forgettable" groups, have you?  I can think of a great many artists who would qualify, which feature male lead vocals, and I have probably forgotten many more (which is often the innate problem with forgettable things).  I don't think those dubious qualities are dictated by the gender of the singer.  The amount of airplay of certain artists may be determined by gender in some markets - though not likely here.  I don't find Poe to be mundane or forgettable, but it's all subjective anyhow.


 AnchorMan wrote:
Not feeling entirely sane at the moment. This song suits me just fine!
 
Well, that's a loaded statement if ever there was one! {#Lol}  I really, REALLY like this song (I think it suits me, too, AnchorMan.) {#Yes}
 gold wrote:
I have a soft spot for poe, which is weird since she feels speculative and somehow dishonest. She doesn't write all her own material and is a bit of a poseur.

And I still like what she does. Hmmm.

:u
 
One wonders. A number of posters (no, not poseurs!) have noted that you are wrong about Poe's not writing her material. Does anyone ever cop to being wrong around here? And the dishonesty part? Explain please.
Not feeling entirely sane at the moment. This song suits me just fine!
but there's still no news of a new release.... :(
 marxducky wrote:
Really enjoyed this album - even though it was wildly overproduced.  Never heard from her again...
 
She's just come off a legal-clusterfuck induced hiatus.


 gold wrote:
I have a soft spot for poe, which is weird since she feels speculative and somehow dishonest. She doesn't write all her own material and is a bit of a poseur.

And I still like what she does. Hmmm.

:u
 
A completely ignorant post. Who's the poseur? This comment regarding a song off a concept album about the lose of her father. Weak.


Great voice.
Really enjoyed this album - even though it was wildly overproduced.  Never heard from her again...
From another blubbing brit, love this album, kids do too.
Thanks RP yet again.
 gold wrote:
She doesn't write all her own material and is a bit of a poseur. 


She has songwriting credits on every track on Hello and all but two tracks on Haunted (one of which is a remix of a song she did write) so I'm not really sure why you said that.

 gold wrote:
I have a soft spot for poe, which is weird since she feels speculative and somehow dishonest. She doesn't write all her own material and is a bit of a poseur.

And I still like what she does. Hmmm.

:u
 

Your point about writing your own material and the poser comment certinly fits for a description of most country music performers these days,
New Poe please. A whole album's worth preferably...
 bindi wrote:
Why do I find so many artists on RP so interesting, and Poe so very mundane and forgettable?


Soo TRUE!

 

Unfortunately the majority of the "mundane and forgettable" tend to be the groups with a female lead... not to hate but they just don't seem to be very interesting. There are plenty of very good bands with women on vocals but all to often the ones played here feel forced... like there is some unknown quota to balance out the male voices.... Again, nothing wrong with great music no matter who is singing, it just seems like some are played just for variety sake (not because they are very good)

 bindi wrote:
Why do I find so many artists on RP so interesting, and Poe so very mundane and forgettable?
 
I have no idea. I find her endlessly fascinating, and this album is in my top 25 albums of all time. She's now past her legal troubles with her former record company, and is tentatively making a comeback (ie, playing live shows again for charity, getting more of an online presence...) I hope this bodes well for new music from her soon. 
Like Poe. This is good, a little overproduced for my tastes.
 bindi wrote:
Why do I find so many artists on RP so interesting, and Poe so very mundane and forgettable?
 

Spot on!{#Yes}
I like the let-loose passion of this song.  Interesting that Bill segues out of it before all the weird stuff, but that's probably a good thing.
Why do I find so many artists on RP so interesting, and Poe so very mundane and forgettable?
 gold wrote:
I have a soft spot for poe, which is weird since she feels speculative and somehow dishonest. She doesn't write all her own material and is a bit of a poseur.
 
She's not dishonest in this album, which was written after her father died and is one of the most moving albums I've ever listened to. Packed full of emotion with songs written from the heart. I rarely weep but I blubbed at the end of Haunted. An extraordinary album. 8 from the lachrymose Nottingham jury for this song, 10 for the CD.

I have a soft spot for poe, which is weird since she feels speculative and somehow dishonest. She doesn't write all her own material and is a bit of a poseur.

And I still like what she does. Hmmm.

:u
Just downloaded this off your link. Happy to do it. 
The danger lurking in her voice drives me wild.
 dbreece wrote:
This song makes me think of William Gibson novels for some reason. Good stuff.

 

ooooo good ear!
This is Creepier than a Poe tale

This is odd he plays this today... last night I had a dream where Justin Kirk (from Weeds) was Poe's brother but he had no idea his sister had made this album connected to their father, even though he collaborated on with her (I guess some of his forgetfull stoner character was coming through)... Mostly I think I was just dreaming about talking to Justin Kirk while this album was playing, and somehow my mind decided he was the brother...

eh, I need to stop snacking in the evenings I think...
 hcaudill wrote:
C'mon Bill, when are you going to play this whole track? It's just not right to hack this song in half.
 
With all due respect to Poe's talent, this is one which really needs the "radio edit" treatment.  The full version goes on way too long for no good reason.


First listen for me. Powerful. Sorry if I sound like an idiot. Seems like she's been around for a while. Don't have time to research it.
Sounds like Garbage.  Not garbage, Garbage.
This is beside the point but doesn't she look like that woman from Dirty Dancing, was it, on the cover.?Barnes?


This song makes me think of William Gibson novels for some reason. Good stuff.

This may be the best RP-inspired purchase I've made. Tremendous production and Poe's pipes are just amazing. And not just a one-trick pony—lots of great changes of tempo and style. Good follow through on the "Haunted" concept, too. Great album.
{#Curtain} is Bob gone?
...
{#Yell} {#Bananapiano}
 mikexican wrote:
Pure magic from Poe. This whole CD is fantastic, and I really wish she'd release another one, like, this week.
 
{#Yes} {#Pray}

I recently read something where she's in a dispute with a record label over the use of her name POE (since they own the rigtht to the last album or some such and it was not released). So she was recording under something else right now. I may not have all the details right on this. But it was up on her web site if you want to check on the specifics. Anyway, she's amazing. Hope to see more from her.
Thank you thank you for playing the unappreciated Poe. You guys consistently blow my mind RP!
Mandible wrote:
What happened to Poe??? She dropped off the face of the planet. Makes me sad.

poor thing floating in space. makes me sad too. {#Eek}
What happened to Poe??? She dropped off the face of the planet. Makes me sad.
This song wouldn't be out of place on Fleetwood Mac's "Tango In The Night," in my humble opinion.
 Atlantis wrote:
Silly song!  I didn't mind it for the first 50 listens, but it just annoying now. 5 > 2.
 

Hangs strong for me at 9 after 50 listens.

Silly song!  I didn't mind it for the first 50 listens, but it just annoying now. 5 > 2.
 hcaudill wrote:
C'mon Bill, when are you going to play this whole track? It's just not right to hack this song in half.
 
+1 

Please play the entire track!!  I love the second half.

I do not claim to write anything CLOSE to the quality of the artists on this station, but I have written a few songs.  There is nothing worse, after slaving over lyrics and melody, right down to a certain word or chord, then slaving in a studio to get your song and voice and beats and riffs just right, then being told, "Hey, you sound like Madonna!" 
 
colt4x5 wrote:
oops. sorry. i'm in the wrong seats. this is the madonna show, right?
 


Oh please Poe. Tell the music industry to take a fucking hike and start releasing your own stuff inependently, we'll foot the bill all the way up to supreme court to cream the bastards for you.
oops. sorry. i'm in the wrong seats. this is the madonna show, right?