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Album: Black Rebel Motorcycle Club
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7.2

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Released: 2001
Length: 4:58
Plays (last 30 days): 1
I see the rifles coming over the hill
And if you shout maybe they stop and won't kill
But if they think like me
You'll be as dead as he

I see the lion crawling over your bed
And if you stay awake you'll walk in lead
To what you know will be
Never lets you breathe

I see no color in your eyes
I see no images at all
I see no color in your eyes
And no reflections, no earth or sky

I won't let you take him away
And I won't give to you the fires of hate
So I will never see
What you've done to me

I see no color in your eyes
I see no images at all
I see no color in your eyes
And no reflections, no earth or sky

Now you come alive
With the world at your side

I see the rifles coming over the hill
And if you shout maybe they stop and won't kill
But if they think like me
You'll be as dead as he, hesitating

I see no color in your eyes
I see no images at all
I see no color in your eyes
And no reflections no earth or sky

Now you come alive
With the world at your side
Comments (158)add comment
 bobringer wrote:

San Fransisco is SOOOOO the new Manchester



San Francisco has long been a source of great new music from the Dead and Quicksilver Messaging Service to Journey to Michael Franti to BRMC! I love how the city inspires new musicians. 
Thanks to movie, ''9 songs" - at first I hearing this band.
Still astonishing, after all these years! Always love hearing the ominous atmosphere and clanging guitars in this... To me, it's a sonic tapestry done quite well!
just Love this band!!!!
Specially the guitar strumming. 
super sexy.
 idiot_wind wrote:

These guys seem to rock. 

Wonder what they are like, in a live venue.  



Saw them in Portland, OR several years ago -- they absolutely rocked. Excellent show -- they had their female drummer then & she was amazing.
 idiot_wind wrote:

These guys seem to rock. 

Wonder what they are like, in a live venue.  



Stellar. :-)
 idiot_wind wrote:

These guys seem to rock. 

Wonder what they are like, in a live venue.  


Superb. A great presence about them. Saw them in Norwich, UK about 17 years ago (OMG!)
These guys seem to rock. 

Wonder what they are like, in a live venue.  
Excellent!
 MilesW wrote:

Apparently when they play, you can hear them from 40 miles away...

I hear them now.
I LIKE IT!!!
 sjccroquet wrote:

Don't you mean Madchester? And wouldn't that make it Sad Francisco?


Respect! The Bay Rocks!
 bobringer wrote:

San Fransisco is SOOOOO the new Manchester


Don't you mean Madchester? And wouldn't that make it Sad Francisco?
I was big into "The Call" with Michael Been (Robert's father) but this band has not really done it for me. Different generation I guess. It's ok.
Volume knob to the absolute max.

Thank you, Misfits TV series, for showing me this gem.
 ace-marc wrote:
Bland. 3. 
 
Y'know, I gave this song a 9, and BRMC pretty much bottoms out at a 7 for me, but, yeah, I could see this if you're not into it.
I remember the first time I heard this album and I was hooked. Saw them numerous times live and love nearly all of their music, except for Baby 81 and 333, but 20 Hours from the Baby 81 Sessions is a rarely heard gem.
 dkwalika wrote:
I have to hear more of these guys!
 
Apparently when they play, you can hear them from 40 miles away...
I can't make my mind up about these. They're like a kind of slower Ramones, with a similar guitar driven sound, I was never a massive fan of those but they had their moments
Yep. It's good.
Godlike, no question.
Sucko Barfo ! Every eye has colors !
Better saying you're blind...
 Stevexcess wrote:
Heard this BRMC song on Internet years back and thought wow, went on to buy every album the band have produced since. One of those bands that could be truly massive, very underrated. {#Clap}
 
You should check out The Call, lead by Robert Been's dad Michael. Unfortunately he passed a few years ago. I was introduced to them by a room mate while living in the Central Valley in the 80s. 
 ThePoose wrote:
John Lennon all the way
 
I hear it.
Reminds me of 'Climbing up the walls' by Radiohead. A solid 9 allthough!
 Stevexcess wrote:
Heard this BRMC song on Internet years back and thought wow, went on to buy every album the band have produced since. One of those bands that could be truly massive, very underrated. {#Clap}
 
Same here. Heard this song on RP back in 2004 and it really impressed me, especially for a freshmen effort. I've bought every album since and remain impressed with all that they have done.
John singing Cold Turkey
EXCELLENT TRACK!   
John Lennon all the way
Bland. 3. 
Thank you Bill for your MASTERFUL segue skills! From Cris Isaak Go Walking Down There to BRMC Rifles. So smooth.
Keep up the good work
goth rock n roll in the groove of jesus and mary chain
This is one of those stand out tunes for me
 Stevexcess wrote:
Heard this BRMC song on Internet years back and thought wow, went on to buy every album the band have produced since. One of those bands that could be truly massive, very underrated. {#Clap}
 
Same actually, totally agree.
Heard this BRMC song on Internet years back and thought wow, went on to buy every album the band have produced since. One of those bands that could be truly massive, very underrated. {#Clap}
Reminds me of "Radiohead: Climbing up the walls" (OK Computer). Like it anyway!
Become a total classic for me....just had to bump up to a 9!
Listening to this, it somehow makes me thinking, they should have told The Stone Roses how to make their 2nd album (more successful).
 
 Piranga wrote:
Love this band. Give me a dark club and a long night.

 
Yeah, that's better than being out on a dark night and running into someone wielding a long club. Anyhow, cool tune - nice atmosphere.
I love this for the same reasons I love the High Violets.  A Bristolian 8 at least and may drift higher.
Love this band. Give me a dark club and a long night.
{#Bananapiano}digging it !
Grungee! Nice! {#Bananajam}
 CoYoT51 wrote:
The whole band needs a metronome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   {#Frustrated}

 
No, never! Keep that beast alive!
Catatonic melodies should be reserved for Buddhist monks and their followers. Guess I'm not into this catatonic tune. Peace.
At first listen, I thought this was Silversun Pickups.
BOC to BRMC = brilliant! These are some soul-known grooves here, regardless of when...And So Began My Travels Waterboys next!
The whole band needs a metronome!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!   {#Frustrated}
 Poacher wrote:

Saw them play this track live at a gig at a smallish venue in Brighton a few years back. It is still one of my most memorable gigs. It is rare to find such raw power and talent and they provided a wall of sound to the experience that seemed impossible out of just three instruments. 

These - guys - rock.

 

 
{#Guitarist}{#Drummer}{#Bananajam}
 fredriley wrote:
?? Your ears must have different receptors to those of the Nottingham jury, as we detect no similarity at all between U2 and BRMC. Zilch, nada, niente, bubkes, naff-all. Which is a damn good thing, as BRMC are new and innovative, whereas U2 are yesterday's band living on past glories. 8 from the Nottingham jury.
 
Saw them play this track live at a gig at a smallish venue in Brighton a few years back. It is still one of my most memorable gigs. It is rare to find such raw power and talent and they provided a wall of sound to the experience that seemed impossible out of just three instruments. 

These - guys - rock.

 
 whomhow wrote:
I guess, there is the reason, why this track goes just after U2 - nice imitators! 5.

 
?? Your ears must have different receptors to those of the Nottingham jury, as we detect no similarity at all between U2 and BRMC. Zilch, nada, niente, bubkes, naff-all. Which is a damn good thing, as BRMC are new and innovative, whereas U2 are yesterday's band living on past glories. 8 from the Nottingham jury.
 hippiechick wrote:
scary-good!
 
indeedy sweetie...  love this song...  hope you are having a marvelous time right this minute...
 whomhow wrote:
I guess, there is the reason, why this track goes just after U2 - nice imitators! 5.

 
You must not be familiar with their work, closer to a tame version of Jesus & Mary Chain than U2 if anything?! 
I guess, there is the reason, why this track goes just after U2 - nice imitators! 5.
Blue Oyster Cult, "Godzilla," followed by "Rifles."

Fools!  Your puny rifles cannot stop Godzilla.  We need the Oxygen Destroyer!
 Nadine wrote:
LOooooooooooooooVE brmc!

 
Meeeeeeeeeeeeeeee to :)
This song is everything that is best about these jammin' guys; lush, symphonic guitar work, such understated vocals, and such POWER!
 rtwingo wrote:
Climbing up the walls, anyone?

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

 
Yeah, 100%, I was just trying to remember the title and then I read the comment...

...and if you get too far inside, you'll only see my reflection

Climbing up the walls, anyone?

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



Channeling the Stone Roses?!!(LIKE!)
Amazing tune - one of their all time best.....of many!
LOooooooooooooooVE brmc!
 Cynaera wrote:
Looks like in the end, they won and I lost.  I love their music. BRMC, I hate you. {#Notworthy}
 

Well as you say, you win a few, lose a few, and the others sneak up behind your back
 and just kick the hole-y  bejessus outta ya, and ya love it ? ....{#Beat}

Good sex song.
Not bad, they should have tried a little harder to disguise the fact that this borrows heavily from "Climbing up the Walls".
I hate that I love this band so much.  I first heard them a few years ago and dug my heels in. I'm not sure, but I think I even clapped my hands over my ears and chanted, "Lalalalala - I can't hear you! I can't hear you!" I was determined to not like their sound, because, come on - naming your band after a biker gang from a Brando movie? Incredibly arrogant. (Yeah, my rationale was lame then, and it sounds even lamer now.) {#Embarassed}

Looks like in the end, they won and I lost.  I love their music. BRMC, I hate you. {#Notworthy}
I have to hear more of these guys!
 nicolewe wrote:
{#Motor}{#Motor}{#Motor}{#Motor} Somewhat Black Angels-ish. Am liking this band more n' more.

 


 Stingray wrote:


ABSOLUTELY! ABSOLUTELY!

 
Yes!

{#Motor}{#Motor}{#Motor}{#Motor} Somewhat Black Angels-ish

 vandal wrote:
Can you say "Stone Roses with extra reverb?"

no

 

ABSOLUTELY! ABSOLUTELY!

YEAAAAH!
Love them, going to se them in Malmo at KB soon, great!
Great song. Love these guys.
 anruler wrote:
Not a bad song but sounds a little too much like "Climb Up the Walls" by Radiohead for me.
 
Ah That's it - thanks, I knew it reminded me of another tune!

Best band name in many moons. {#Sunny}
Love BRMC. {#Music}
 deadfdr wrote:
Can you say "Stone Roses with extra reverb?"
 

Glad to oblige: "Stone Roses with extra reverb?"
Man!  I was about to go run an errand but this song just stopped me in my tracks.  Too cool!  Kinda remind me of the Church for some reason. Not sure why, 'cause it's a different vibe altogether.  Me likey!
Think I'm adding to this my iTunes collection. The name throws you off completely, which is likely the point. Nice, warm rock tune.
federico wrote:
I'd say their music sounds exactly like their name: false.
So sad, to have such an undiscriminating ear...
Not bad!
I'd say their music sounds exactly like their name: false.
Bill is on a roll!
Awesome show in Atlanta last night. They played this song and most of the songs from Baby 81. See them live if you can.
Thanks again for the BRMC. These guys are what rock 'n roll is all about.
bigB_3 wrote:
I say, better than Jesus and Mary Chain and Stone Roses put together.
. . . and I couldn't agree more . . .
this set just keeps keeping better! Thanks RP!
Hard greatness! Go BRMC!
First time hearing them....pretty cool indeed!
scary-good!
greg6494 wrote:
can you say Jesus and Mary Chain, toned down a little tiny bit?
I say, better than Jesus and Mary Chain and Stone Roses put together.
can you say Jesus and Mary Chain, toned down a little tiny bit? deadfdr wrote:
Can you say "Stone Roses with extra reverb?"
deadfdr wrote:
Can you say "Stone Roses with extra reverb?"
no
For some reason I have an overwhelming urge to gaze at my shoes.
bobringer wrote:
San Fransisco is SOOOOO the new Manchester
How I wish I lived in SF, without earthquakes and rent!
Can you say "Stone Roses with extra reverb?"
San Fransisco is SOOOOO the new Manchester
GaryPdx wrote:
Thanks for the BRMC, Bill. I'm on the way out the door to take in their show in Portland, OR, tonight. Rock 'n Roll lives.
you lucky bastard. . . how were they?
Damn--it turns into a pop song. They should have turned that interesting guitar intro into a klaxon, a malevolent siren. More ominous and doomsday, and stayed with it. And some cowbell, of course!
Thanks for the BRMC, Bill. I'm on the way out the door to take in their show in Portland, OR, tonight. Rock 'n Roll lives.
Lovin' this! Turn it up to 11, Nigel....
Mmm I'd make love to this guy's voice - dark and brooding YUM
Not a bad song but sounds a little too much like "Climb Up the Walls" by Radiohead for me.
Perfect for shoe-gazing...
Nice Pink Floyd-y feel to this one.
Nice brooding...
awww yeah.
Nice sound. Never heard, but like!
Almost as cool as the Jesus and Mary Chain.
Good sound, but more Love & Rockets than Stone Roses...or Radiohead. Maybe a touch of The Cult like around the "She Sells Sanctuary" time. Sort of that muffled guitar that could make your ears bleed if they took the muzzle off.
So, this is what The Cure would sound like without Robert Smith on the vocals. Not bad.
joe1 wrote:
So much worse than The Charlatans...sooo bad...boring..
It makes a lot of sense that you would like the Charlatans so much. :nodhead:
When I hear this song, I feel like I am on drugs. Or I should be. And that's a good thing.
briandel wrote:
New B.R.M.C. coming in September. And their tour makes a stop at the Bottleneck in Lawrence, KS.
Cannot wait... they are simply brilliant
This song has that sound that says "Stay out of the way or you will be destroyed. ... And for that matter, don't even stand too close."