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Travis — Sing
Album: The Invisible Band
Avg rating:
7.4

Your rating:
Total ratings: 1572









Released: 2001
Length: 3:40
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Baby, you've been going so crazy
Lately, nothing seems to be going right
Solo, why do you have to get so low?
You're so
You've been waiting in the sun too long

But if you sing, sing
Sing
Sing, sing, sing
For the love you bring won't mean a thing
Unless you sing
Sing, sing, sing

Colder, crying over your shoulder
Hold her, and tell her everything's gonna be fine
Surely, you've been going too early
Hurry, 'cause no-one's gonna be stopped, na na na na na

But if you sing
Sing
Sing, sing, sing
For the love you bring won't mean a thing
Unless you sing
Sing, sing, sing, sing, sing

Baby, there's something going on today
But I say
Nothing, nothing, nothing, nothing, nothing, nothing, nothing, nothing, nothing, nothing

So na na na na
If you sing
Sing
Sing, sing, sing
For the love you bring won't mean a thing
Unless you sing
Sing, sing, sing, sing
Oh baby sing
Sing
Sing
Sing, sing, sing
For the love you bring won't mean a thing
Unless you sing
Sing, sing, sing
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 westslope wrote:
Not boring at all.

If somebody has the Glen Campbell version of this song, please upload for consideration.  Glen Campbell is a fine musician.


 
Agreed - I also like GC version ... 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PyJ82QT8tzQ


Bumped from 7 to 8.  Love the emotion.
 lizardking wrote:

And here I am thinking that the plinky plonky banjo is great, enough so that I want 7 to 8 on this one.....Long Live RP!!
 
You got it LK. Banjo is good on any song! 
Yes, this is indeed a very beautiful song.    Gotta love the ecumenical lyrics.  

Huh!  For the first time I am noticing the bass line.   Sweet.  
 Daveteauk wrote:

The plinky plonky Banjo is THE most annoying part, and uneccessary I feel. It doesn't seem to fit with the rest of the track at all, and is out of place. The rest is just Ho-Hum IMO.
 
And here I am thinking that the plinky plonky banjo is great, enough so that I want 7 to 8 on this one.....Long Live RP!!
 timy wrote:
Annoying
 
The plinky plonky Banjo is THE most annoying part, and uneccessary I feel. It doesn't seem to fit with the rest of the track at all, and is out of place. The rest is just Ho-Hum IMO.
Such a happy song! 
I like the Glenn Campbell a little more. 

He was a very good guitar player.  
Travis are one of the best bands that I always forget I like.
Glen Campbell did a very good cover of this song.
sing sing sing?  I guess it provides ample rhyming opportunities...
comes with a great video too!
 redmachine wrote:
A pub band that got lucky. Dreadful band, dreadful song.
I love RP, but when they play U2, Coldplay or these chancers it's painful.

 
I have this song rated 9;  I quite enjoy U2 and Coldplay.  
Take every copy of this song and fire it into space. Utter tosh.
A pub band that got lucky. Dreadful band, dreadful song.
I love RP, but when they play U2, Coldplay or these chancers it's painful.
Hey... in respect to the passing of Glen Campbell, could you play his version of this?  
 Ptijoc wrote:
Maybe not a great band but for sure a great song!

 
Having listened to them off and on for 20 some years I find this comment pretty damn accurate. Love this one. 
Maybe not a great band but for sure a great song!
 adpucci wrote:
how do you go below 1? 

 
You just hit PSD, but in a really, really mean way!
Pop music can be so compelling. That's what makes it popular. I like some music that is popular. I like this song.  {#Cheesygrin}
Godlike.
What a delightful pop song.
Big THANX.... Havent heard it in ages 
how do you go below 1? 
 perryandcaro wrote:
Bought the album 'cos of this. Should have bought the single...{#Stupid}

 
Yup.  That is why I try to ask about the rest of the CD before buying.
To repeat:  this is a terrific pop tune.  
This song gives me the creeps.

{#No} ..... as it finished yet!!?
 rdo wrote:

Whenever Travis comes on, that's when I reach for my puke emotocon.  Whoops, it's gone.   Darn.



 
couldn't agree with you more.
revolting tune from a revolting band. i wish they were inaudible.
this dude take singing lessons from Bono?
 kaybee wrote:
 
{#Yes}  By the way, Bill, can we hear "Wichita Lineman" sometime soon?


 
I submitted "Wichita Lineman" to the LRC for playlist consideration - it summarily received a "Sorry" response.
fuck it, rd. Let's go bowling.
 kcar wrote:

Yeah, what's up with that? Wrecked without wretched retching winky. 

 

I suspect he got 86ed because at lot of crybabies cannot take a joke.   Score one for the whiners.   This comment board could use right about now a healthy dose of a sense of humor. We have some major league dullards here who want to turn the board into sanitized wiki-music page.

I have a serious proposal for guidelines.  The New Yorker magazine prints the word "fuck" all the time.  You can watch HBO and hear the word as well.  Kids of all ages watch HBO.  Every single 10 year old kid I knew in 1980 watched skinimax on cable.  I doubt anything has changed.  Bill Maher is a funny, potty mouthed lefty nut who I watch and who entertains me very much.  If it could be said on Maher, then it should be OK for the RP comment board. 

I agree we don't want anything like nudity.  I am sure I am not alone here in that I work in a professional environment and from time to time I read comments on break at work.  My office is like every singe office in the USA.  We are talking about at least a 100 million citizens here with office jobs.  It is considered sexual harassment if a man or woman has an image of a naked woman or man on his or her screen.  Even a woman scantily clad in a bikini could be grounds for a termnination based on harassment.  The reason for this practice is quite simply those sophisticated, cultural elite feminists.  It's not the "puritanical", "unsophisticated" USA we are talking about here. I happen to agree with it.  It would be a very hostile work environment if people could just have provocative photos on their computer screens at work. 
 rdo wrote:

Whenever Travis comes on, that's when I reach for my puke emotocon.  Whoops, it's gone.   Darn.



 
Yeah, what's up with that? Wrecked without wretched retching winky. 
I just love this song — it feels like a cozy pair of slippers, just nice.  9 —->10
Loves me some banjo.
Just checked out the Glen Campbell version of this song per the recommendation of a couple RP listeners below. Good stuff. BillG could add the Campbell version to the playlist for one of those "and now for something completely different" moments.
 rdo wrote:

Whenever Travis comes on, that's when I reach for my puke emotocon.  Whoops, it's gone.   Darn.

 
It's gone? Yeah! I hate that thing!! 

Whenever Travis comes on, that's when I reach for my puke emotocon.  Whoops, it's gone.   Darn.


Still pretty.
Not knowing who was playing, I kept waiting for the bellow of Florence, glad it never came.
always loved this song, always will
 kaybee wrote:
BigPete wrote:
Glen Campbell does a great version of this song. And yes, I'm serious.
  
colt4x5 wrote:

 
BigPete wrote:
Glen Campbell does a great version of this song. And yes, I'm serious.
 
i believe you. he's an excellent musician.
 
{#Yes}  By the way, Bill, can we hear "Wichita Lineman" sometime soon?

 

All for that!{#Cheers}
Bought the album 'cos of this. Should have bought the single...{#Stupid}
 timy wrote:
Annoying
 
tebow

Annoying
 kaybee wrote:
BigPete wrote:
Glen Campbell does a great version of this song. And yes, I'm serious.
  
colt4x5 wrote:

 
BigPete wrote:
Glen Campbell does a great version of this song. And yes, I'm serious.
 
i believe you. he's an excellent musician.
 
{#Yes}  By the way, Bill, can we hear "Wichita Lineman" sometime soon?

 

Speaking of Wichita Lineman:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fL3mvkZ6mVk

This one will change your mind about it.. 

Johnny A on guitar.
 cc_rider wrote:
Didn't Benny Goodman do a version of this? With Gene Krupa on drums? I'm so confused.
 

Yeah, I remember their cover of this song had so much more energy to it and the drumming was killer.
BigPete wrote:
Glen Campbell does a great version of this song. And yes, I'm serious.
  
colt4x5 wrote:

 
BigPete wrote:
Glen Campbell does a great version of this song. And yes, I'm serious.
 
i believe you. he's an excellent musician.
 
{#Yes}  By the way, Bill, can we hear "Wichita Lineman" sometime soon?

Didn't Benny Goodman do a version of this? With Gene Krupa on drums? I'm so confused.
no it´s not good. it sucks.
Too much Travis will turn you into a weenie, but this one is pretty good.
 Zigi wrote:
Not a Travis fan but you have to admire the production on the song, the sound is amazing.
 
Check.


Not a Travis fan but you have to admire the production on the song, the sound is amazing.
 auckland wrote:

Nice, but boring. It has a kind of musical superficiality about it.


 

agreed. 6—>5
westslope wrote:
...If somebody has the Glen Campbell version of this song, please upload for consideration...
Really amusing set of fanboy comments on the Travis website regarding Campbell's excellent cover. Especially the outrage over banjo in the arrangement, as if the instrument was not used in this recording.

Nice song.



this is fantastic—-i might make this my philosophy of life
Fun song

Not boring at all.

If somebody has the Glen Campbell version of this song, please upload for consideration.  Glen Campbell is a fine musician.


Nice, but boring. It has a kind of musical superficiality about it.


Very nice!!
 emmidad wrote:
Am I the only one thinking of John Lennon? Somehow seems like something he would do.
 
Album cover reminds me "plastic ono band"

 emmidad wrote:
Am I the only one thinking of John Lennon? Somehow seems like something he would do.
 
Actually I would reach for George Harrison first.    Or the Eagles for that matter.  Nice pop tune.  Gorgeous.

 emmidad wrote:
Am I the only one thinking of John Lennon? Somehow seems like something he would do.
 

you know who I hear?  This is srange but it always reminds me of that old song Good Morning Starshine....and I don't know why!!!
Am I the only one thinking of John Lennon? Somehow seems like something he would do.
9 because I love what he sings.
Epic introduction and banjo.
 colt4x5 wrote:

 
BigPete wrote:
Glen Campbell does a great version of this song. And yes, I'm serious.
 
i believe you. he's an excellent musician.

 
Besides keeping RP's electricity coming!

 
BigPete wrote:
Glen Campbell does a great version of this song. And yes, I'm serious.
 
i believe you. he's an excellent musician.


Glen Campbell does a great version of this song. And yes, I'm serious.

 Fooboy wrote:
Great band ... why did they never gain a larger audience ?
 
Because their videos sucked.

 decorgirl wrote:
Plonkariffic. 7.
 

Says it all.  {#Smile} 
Great band ... why did they never gain a larger audience ?
I really like this song—sadly, their last 'hit.'
Very good live as well.
7 -> 8
Great song from a great album.
points for excellent use of banjo
Another interesting Scottish band but I hate this song. Prefer "Drift Wood", "Turn" and of course "Why Does It Always Rain On Me" from the first album.
Travis is one of those bands who's music I either really like or strongly dislike. This, happily is one of the songs that I like a lot.
Well sorry to spoil the percentage but I hate this song .
Verpeiler wrote:
It's a beautifull song and the ratings show that I'm not alone with that opinion.
yea, 71% is quite an accomplishment here at rp :flamed:
Um, decent music aside, those are some flippin' big trees! We certainly don't have anything like that here in the high desert of Central Oregon. Big pine trees, though.
Easy-listening, straightforward and.... quite enjoyable.
Plonkariffic. 7.
Zep wrote:
Needs some cowbell. And a triangle or two.
yeah, and a finger cymbal thingy...
:clap:
Inane and repetitive. 3
It's a beautifull song and the ratings show that I'm not alone with that opinion.
Zep wrote:
Needs some cowbell. And a triangle or two.
Stay under water unless you're breathing.
Needs some cowbell. And a triangle or two.
Mugro wrote:
I'm sorry, but this song is boring. Travis is a boring group too. Boring song from a boring artist. Blah.
Well, it just goes to show you - you can disagree with someone on a cellular level about almost everything, and then some point of commonality will bring you together. I agree (but I'll phrase it differently, as my English teacher drilled into my head) - I find this song boring... :sleep:
:cool:
Travis is one of those bands I dearly want to like. In this song, and also "Writing to Reach You," I feel like they finally achieve their potential. But most of the time, I thik they underachieve.
jasonv wrote:
Their follow-up, "The Man Who", is one of my greatest guilty pleasures. Wonderful band..
the man who came before this album...
Their follow-up, "The Man Who", is one of my greatest guilty pleasures. Wonderful band..
I'm sorry, but this song is boring. Travis is a boring group too. Boring song from a boring artist. Blah.
pure pop pleasure
Reminds me of when my car had an antenna, and I'd listen to RTL2 on my way to and from work.
I heard it too much on radio! :yawn:
great song, great band
love this cd so much.
supremo wrote:
Amazing how your experience can change your impression of a song. I didn't hardly notice this song on the record until one day I heard someone who is very special to me singing it to herself. When I hear it now I can't help but think about that moment.
Know the feeling...I first heard this song while crammed into the back of a Fiat going around and around some square in Milan looking for a place to park. The driver, an Italian co-worker, kept playing it again and again and again. It was a beautiful fall day, and we were on our way to eat at an astonishingly good seafood restuarant. Brings back some great memories.
Diatribe wrote:
Travis as a band is definitely beginning to grow on me.
How about Travis as a moss? I'm starting to figure out the name of the song, but it's not quite coming to me... Likeable tune.
I'm sorry, maybe I'm a soppy 40-something with unresolved dreams, but.......... I LOVE this song to BITS!!!! The rest of the album is pretty good too... well in my opinion anyways.
Love this track...takes me back to my summer in Boston--a very, very nice time. :daisy.gif: :goodvibes.gif: :clap:
Amazing how your experience can change your impression of a song. I didn't hardly notice this song on the record until one day I heard someone who is very special to me singing it to herself. When I hear it now I can't help but think about that moment.
closede wrote:
this song sounds like it should be on Sesame Street -- sing, sing, sing kids.. everyone will be happy if we sing! :frustrated:
Sing ... Sing a Song ... Make it simple ... to last the whole day long.
I played this on banjo at a gig once, was fun to play.
Originally Posted by matthew: As a Brit, I must apologise. This is easy listening at its worst. Bland, hummable, innoffensive dad-rock. Yawwwwn! :moon:
You were too kind in your assesment! :D
As a Brit, I must apologise. This is easy listening at its worst. Bland, hummable, innoffensive dad-rock. Yawwwwn! :moon:
good song.
this song sounds like it should be on Sesame Street -- sing, sing, sing kids.. everyone will be happy if we sing! :frustrated:
I hate this song! One more \"sing\" and I\'ll change the channel! I\'d much rather hear \"flowers in the window\" from the same album. The album is good, but this song is annoying me...
Great song. Every time I hear it, I like it more. Entire album is great; worth adding to any collection.
\"Bring \'em all\" in to \"Sing\" is another nice transition, Bill.
man....that \'Rain King\' into \'Sing\' seque is killer.
Travis as a band is definitely beginning to grow on me. More, please!