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Travis — Side
Album: The Invisible Band
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7.1

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Total ratings: 761









Released: 2001
Length: 3:41
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Well I believe there's something watching over you
They're watching every single thing you say
And when you die they'll set you down and take you through
You'll realise one day

The grass is always greener on the other side
The neighbour's got a new car that you wanna drive
And when time is running out you wanna stay alive
We all live under the same sky
We all will live we all will die
There is no wrong there is no right
The circle only has one side, side, side

We all try hard to live our lives in harmony
For fear of falling swiftly overboard
But life is both a major and minor key
Just open up the chord

But the grass is always greener on the other side
The neighbour's got a new car that you wanna drive
And when time is running out you wanna stay alive
We all live under the same sky
We all will live we all will die
There is no wrong there is no right
The circle only has one side, side, side, side

But the grass is always greener on the other side
The neighbour's got a new car that you wanna drive
And when time is running out you wanna stay alive
We all live under the same sky
We all will live we all will die
There is no wrong there is no right

But the grass is always greener on the other side
The neighbour's got a new car that you wanna drive
And when time is running out you wanna stay alive
We all live under the same sky
We all will live we all will die
There is no wrong there is no right
The circle only has one side, side, side, side, side, side, side, side...
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 Stratocaster wrote:

Comments like this.

What is wrong with you people?  Are you just angry at life in general? Hasn't quite worked out the way you'd planned?

Nothing wrong with this song. Travis has their own sound, a sound which is very accessible, well produced and easy on the ears.

But if we listen to many of you posters, 80% of what's played here is utter shit. 
 

Agreed.  Besides, it has the advantage of being a decent song.  
As taken from their album 'less interesting than paint drying'
 Stratocaster wrote:

Comments like this.

What is wrong with you people?  Are you just angry at life in general? Hasn't quite worked out the way you'd planned?

Nothing wrong with this song. Travis has their own sound, a sound which is very accessible, well produced and easy on the ears.

But if we listen to many of you posters, 80% of what's played here is utter shit. 

 
times 2. on the other hand, radiohead, jack white, robert fripp, any bad 80's music gets consistent high ratings. travis were good in their time. but that's why we listen to RP, right? we get to hear popular music from all eras. 

i have to agree here with strat: bill is a genius. if you like your own playlists or 10 ten stations more go for it. 
 Stratocaster wrote:

Comments like this.

What is wrong with you people?  Are you just angry at life in general? Hasn't quite worked out the way you'd planned?

Nothing wrong with this song. Travis has their own sound, a sound which is very accessible, well produced and easy on the ears.

But if we listen to many of you posters, 80% of what's played here is utter shit. 

 
It's dreadful pap made purely so A&R men can keep themselves in coke and strippers. Inexplicably successful here and then for some reason taken up over there. Thankfully they have disappeared off the music scene to make room for bands that actually have something worthwhile to contribute.
NO. NO. NO. NO. NO. NO. NO. NO. NO. NO. NO. NO. NO. NO. NO. NO. NO. NO. NO. NO. NO. NO. NO. NO. NO. NO. NO. NO. NO. NO. NO. NO. NO. NO. NO. NO. NO. NO. NO. NO. NO. NO. NO. NO. NO. NO. NO. NO. NO. NO. NO. NO. NO. NO. NO. NO. NO. NO. NO. NO. NO. 
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Love Travis... don't know much about them. They still together? Making any new music?
 dubberdan wrote:
He's wrong though. A circle has 2 sides; inside and outside

 
I guess a circle has either zero sides or infinite sides, depending on who you ask, but not one.
 dubberdan wrote:
He's wrong though. A circle has 2 sides; inside and outside

 
Maybe the main idea of the song is that you can not differentiate between mine and yours in terms of eternity.
He's wrong though. A circle has 2 sides; inside and outside
A very well written and produced tune and album.    a generous 9.
very nice & upbeat....what kids need more of these days {#Bananajumprope}
Great song
I love clip for this song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VK3Q4SLVkAU

image from clip
 Laurelai wrote:
Huh- this was written by a 10th grader?

 
Comments like this.

What is wrong with you people?  Are you just angry at life in general? Hasn't quite worked out the way you'd planned?

Nothing wrong with this song. Travis has their own sound, a sound which is very accessible, well produced and easy on the ears.

But if we listen to many of you posters, 80% of what's played here is utter shit. 
Never again.  {#Skull}
I have always liked Travis, some very good tunes, this one included, especially the hidden track on the album " the one with the story of some drunken altercation and blue lights"  its a very good listen, full of emotion.

Travis' production is actually very complicated and needs to be appreciated using a powerful amplifier and sensitive, large speakers.
This just landed via PSD and I'm perfectly satisfied. Can't understand all the hate. This is the kind of song I would be delighted to have written.
 Zimmerman84 wrote:
A once every 6 months song.
 
I'll see your six and raise it to 12. 
Nope...not liking this.
 Laurelai wrote:
Huh- this was written by a 10th grader?
 
probably not.
Huh- this was written by a 10th grader?
Travis are the new Rembrandts.

And I say that even as a fan of Travis...
 vandal wrote:
  get crazy wif' if


kind of cliche lyrics
 Slaney wrote:
Not sure why, but I always get irritated by this band, they just seem really mediocre to me ... sorry!
 
I used to really like Travis, and this song, but I have to agree this just sounds a bit weak now. I'd also say that this song in particular is the epitome of an FM-friendly single - completely inoffensive and with an easy to remember, sing-along chorus, but also rather forgettable. 
Last time I listened to this was back in high school, about 7-8 years ago. Not that bad, but not that good either. Deserves a... 5, maybe?
 chadlymn wrote:

is someone influenced by Cake or what?  SO BAD!!!!


 
I don't get it... This doesn't sound anything like Cake, and isn't bad.

A once every 6 months song.

is someone influenced by Cake or what?  SO BAD!!!!


Horrible!

I love Travis. They're one of my favourite bands!
 Akaiila wrote:
I love that RP gets such a diverse and global audience - and I recognise that English isn't everyone's first language (my own linguistic skills are nothing to get excited about) but can anyone explain / suggest what this means?

 calypsus_1 wrote:

 

to the times songs exist that perish equal to as much others........


 

The same comment was made to three tracks - and I've looked at it in a whole number of different ways (and accents) but I just can't get my head around it!?

HAPPY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE - RP getting me through the wrapping, thanks B&R!

 
my take on  _1's thought is while some songs stand the test of time, others do not.  This is one of them.

Not sure why, but I always get irritated by this band, they just seem really mediocre to me ... sorry!
absolutely one of my favourite songs.
Always like to hear this song and this group
I like this song a lot and I just found out that the singer will be in town tonight on a solo tour.
wow, all of bill's choices are so contemplative today. i love it.
 yofitofu wrote:
Great song, great lyrics. Never get tired of this song.
 
I second that! {#Dancingbanana_2}
Great song, great lyrics. Never get tired of this song.
As for the lyrics:

I think it's a plea for harmony.  They are saying we are all in this circle of life together and we shouldn't take sides against each other, etc.
calypsus_1 wrote:

 

to the times songs exist that perish equal to as much others........



Yoda?......is that you?

 ziggytrix wrote:
the grass is always greener on the other side of the nuclear reactor.{#Confused}
 
And it glows in the dark too. {#Wink}
 calypsus_1 wrote:

 

to the times songs exist that perish equal to as much others........


 
Huh?

nice rhythm guitar . . .
vandal wrote:


{#Roflol}{#Lol}{#Roflol}
the grass is always greener on the other side of the nuclear reactor.{#Confused}
 calypsus_1 wrote:


to the times songs exist that it seems equal to as much others....


 
this is gibberish right?
now i want to know..



 Akaiila (London, UK), by request:

to the times songs exist that it seems equal to as much others....

Happy New Year 2009!  w/ Radio Paradise Station!


I love that RP gets such a diverse and global audience - and I recognise that English isn't everyone's first language (my own linguistic skills are nothing to get excited about) but can anyone explain / suggest what this means?

 calypsus_1 wrote:

 

to the times songs exist that perish equal to as much others........


 

The same comment was made to three tracks - and I've looked at it in a whole number of different ways (and accents) but I just can't get my head around it!?

HAPPY CHRISTMAS EVERYONE - RP getting me through the wrapping, thanks B&R!

 

to the times songs exist that perish equal to as much others........



 Joyfulchristine wrote:


I find this is common to many Travis songs. I try not to listen to the lyrics too closely, and just to pay attention to the voice and the music. The words ruin it for me if I start thinking of them.
 

That's very true. I was listening to the Singles CD on an extended drive yesterday afternoon. I had the sound down low and it was just about perfect...

I also agree with some of the other posters that Travis makes excellent "comfort music."
It is songs as bad as this that make me want to go :frustrated: . Pretty unbearable trash.
The lyrics are quite common but still ok. I listen to this song almost everyday coz of the music. If they could change the lyrics this song would be great.
Originally Posted by Thea: have a fondness for this song - don't know why, b/c I agree with all the comments about the lyrics... but for some reason, his voice is so comforting to me.
I find this is common to many Travis songs. I try not to listen to the lyrics too closely, and just to pay attention to the voice and the music. The words ruin it for me if I start thinking of them.
Originally Posted by lily33: what does it mean "the circle only has one side" here in this context? anyone?
Maybe he's actually thinking of a Moebius strip? Anyway, the lyrics make me feel good. I give it a one-sided 8.
Originally Posted by Enrique: No, when this song comes on I first go to add a comment that it sucks then, finding that I have already done so, switch stations.
cannot compute "switch stations." :cool:
This album caught me at first, but I soon wearied of its rehash of the tired brit-pop formula. Personally, I blame Oasis.
Not a bad song... but a crappy mix.
Originally Posted by mjp92: thats very true Enrique but c'mon you know you were singing along....
No, when this song comes on I first go to add a comment that it sucks then, finding that I have already done so, switch stations.
Originally Posted by Enrique: Very mediocre, IMO. Almost ridiculously trite lyrics.
thats very true Enrique but c'mon you know you were singing along....
Very mediocre, IMO. Almost ridiculously trite lyrics.
have a fondness for this song - don\'t know why, b/c I agree with all the comments about the lyrics... but for some reason, his voice is so comforting to me.
I am really tired of this song.
Originally Posted by tlem: Not a bad tune, except for the truly horrible, slap-together-some-cliches-and-try-to-sound-profound lyrics.
I've mostly enjoyed the last two Travis albums, but some of their lyrics make me cringe. They're very much like phrases taken out of a high school journal, very trite and cliche.
Originally Posted by Dr._Crane: In purely geometrical terms, this is correct: the circle has only one curved "side". Of course, you could argue that there are 2 sides: the inside of the circle and the outside.
or maybe it has an infinite number of infinitely small sides?
Y\'know, it\'s one of those things... I was working- not really listening- but I really had to know who sung that song- the tune stuck in my head. I just downoaded it from Limewire... hope I still like it once i listen to it! ;)
Boring.
Originally Posted by lily33: what does it mean "the circle only has one side" here in this context? anyone?
In purely geometrical terms, this is correct: the circle has only one curved "side". Of course, you could argue that there are 2 sides: the inside of the circle and the outside.
Not a bad tune, except for the truly horrible, slap-together-some-cliches-and-try-to-sound-profound lyrics.
what does it mean \"the circle only has one side\" here in this context? anyone?
Not bad.. Nothing spectacular.
Cool video...it\'s the whole xfiles, flying saucer thing...
Pretty Boring
cool band, good album, thanks for playing...
I don\'t know why, but I like this song.
Sort of Brit-Pop Crowded House?