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Eels — Your Lucky Day In Hell
Album: Beautiful Freak
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Released: 1996
Length: 4:19
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Mama gripped onto the milkman's hand
And then she finally gave birth
Years go by, still I don't know
Who shall inherit this earth

And no one will know my name until it's on a stone
Woah

This could be your lucky day in hell
Never know who it might be at your doorbell
This could be your lucky day in hell, in hell

Waking up with an ugly face
Winston Churchill in drag
Looking for new maternal embrace
Another tired old gag

Am I just a walking bag of chewed up dust and bones?
Woah

This could be your lucky day in hell
Never know who it might be at your doorbell
This could be your lucky day in hell, in hell

Father Theresa, you can't make me into you
I never wanna be like you
Why can't you see, it's me
You know it's time to let me go

This could be your lucky day in hell
Never know who it might be at your doorbell
This could be your lucky day in hell, in hell, in hell

This could be your lucky day in hell
Never know who it might be at your doorbell in hell
This could be your lucky day in hell, in hell
In hell, in hell
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 rpdevotee wrote:
Wow...flashback!  One hit wonder 
 
You should really research how many Eels songs are in movies.  Here, let me help.
 bild wrote:
Eels are sometimes a bit sedate for me, but the image of "Winston Churchill in drag" will stick with me.

 
Interesting... I've never heard this song before, but I've definitely heard that line before and it definitely stuck with me. Peter Gabriel wrote Willow Farm in 1972:

Oh, there's Mum & Dad, and good and bad,
and everyone's happy to be here.
There's Winston Churchill dressed in drag,
he used to be a British flag, plastic bag, what a drag.
The frog was a prince, the prince was a brick, the brick was an
egg, the egg was a bird.

Eels are sometimes a bit sedate for me, but the image of "Winston Churchill in drag" will stick with me.
I kinda see what they're getting at, but without the musical genius of a Johnny Marr, witty, misery lyrics get real old by around the second chorus. Shame, but life is really too short for this.
 daedalus wrote:
What a cheery sequence!
 
 

cheery. yes. just what I was thinking.
               Beautiful child
        Today is your lucky day.
       You took too giant a step.
     What happened to the primitive
 Recovering Catholic?
msymmes wrote:
As an ex-Catholic,  this sounds pretty real.

 


I love the feeling I get when this comes on...and dig the alternate cringes and thumbs-up feelings that course through every Eels song. Makes me want to play the genius "Bus Stop Boxer" from Shootenany, which was the first record of E's I got turned onto -- thanks, RP!
"straight to hell", then "your lucky day in hell" ...
bill, bad mood or depressed ?
what next : "hell's bells" ?
This "sweet little love song" inspired me to begin a Forum Topic.
As an ex-Catholic,  this sounds pretty real.
 trissi wrote:
I really like this album, but the cover picture is so disturbing.

 
it's like those Keane prints from the 50s of kids with enormous eyes thrown into a horror film.
Guy's got a very twisted sense of humor.  Just another reason I like him.
Numerous excellent albums from E
 rpdevotee wrote:
Wow...flashback!
One hit wonder 
 
Really?
I seem to remember them having several hits ovr the years.
What a cheery sequence!
 
Wow...flashback!
One hit wonder 
Eels ... ever so great ...
time for the next album, E !!!

{#Bananapiano}
Great song, great band, great album...
9!
This song is used in the film "Yes Man". Awesome film, great song.
This reminds me of a mindless online arcade game I used to play ...
I found "Parallel Worlds, Parallel Lives" fascinating.

Great insight into the music of Eels. 
 offroadbiker wrote:
This band has either a fantastic sense of humor, or mother issues.  I friggin love this song!
 
Mark Everett is the driving force behind Eels. His dad was a brilliant but emotionally inaccessible physicist who likely had something like Asperger's. I saw a documentary about father and son which gave the impression that Mark istill working out a lot of issues from childhood. He's also gone through a lot as an adult. 

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Oliver_Everett
This band has either a fantastic sense of humor, or mother issues.  I friggin love this song!
I really like this album, but the cover picture is so disturbing.
 lmic wrote:

Our hell is  a good life. - E. Haines

 
Hell is other people - Sartre
(l'enfer, c'est les autres)

 fredriley wrote:
Meatloaf's Bat out of Hell would be nice next :o)
 
Highway to Hell, Road to Hell . . .

Is it just me, or do I think

nevermind {#Drunk}



o.k. four songs in a row about hell.  Is there a holiday I'm forgetting about or something?
 finkle007 wrote:
Looks like this was the first time three-way segue of Hells Bells —> Straight to Hell —> Lucky Day in Hell
 
Meatloaf's Bat out of Hell would be nice next :o)

Are the Eels reinventing the wheel and doing anything earth breaking.....no. Are they a solid, fun band with a great sense of melody and humor....absolutely!
 lysisphere wrote:

All this morning we have been taken on a trip through suicide, religious themes, and hell.  I enjoy the themes and that we are walking a little on the dark side this morning.  A dark side is a healthy part of a whole person.  Don't ignore or run away from it.

Smile. You are human.

 
Just another day...all dressed in gray.


 lysisphere wrote:

All this morning we have been taken on a trip through suicide, religious themes, and hell.  I enjoy the themes and that we are walking a little on the dark side this morning.  A dark side is a healthy part of a whole person.  Don't ignore or run away from it.

Smile. You are human.

 
True comment!

 finkle007 wrote:
Looks like this was the first time three-way segue of Hells Bells —> Straight to Hell —> Lucky Day in Hell
 

Groundhog day... caught in a time warp
 denbear wrote:
Friday's just gone to Hell.
 
Johnny Cash sent 'em there!
Friday's just gone to Hell.
 finkle007 wrote:
Looks like this was the first time three-way segue of Hells Bells —> Straight to Hell —> Lucky Day in Hell
 
Don't forget the similarly-themed "The Man Comes Around" by Johnny Cash.
Looks like this was the first time three-way segue of Hells Bells —> Straight to Hell —> Lucky Day in Hell
 lysisphere wrote:
Smile. You are human.
 
Thanks for the reminder! {#Sunny}

Yes, we have to take in the good with the bad, otherwise we are living in DENIAL. Reality is much more fulfilling when experienced as a WHOLE.  {#Meditate} {#Arghhh} {#Mrgreen}  {#Grumpy} {#Roflol} {#Eek}  {#Eyes}  {#Ask}  {#Lol}  {#Cheers}


Me too! I assume you just read that New Yorker article too?

This is the result of good music mixed by a good DJ - there's a whole group of us that have been taken on the same ride.

 
lysisphere wrote:

All this morning we have been taken on a trip through suicide, religious themes, and hell.  I enjoy the themes and that we are walking a little on the dark side this morning.  A dark side is a healthy part of a whole person.  Don't ignore or run away from it.

Smile. You are human.

 

 lysisphere wrote:

All this morning we have been taken on a trip through suicide, religious themes, and hell.  I enjoy the themes and that we are walking a little on the dark side this morning.  A dark side is a healthy part of a whole person.  Don't ignore or run away from it.

Smile. You are human.

 

Complete agree. Is there a Pulitzer Prize for radio programming? If so, Bill should submit this set.

All this morning we have been taken on a trip through suicide, religious themes, and hell.  I enjoy the themes and that we are walking a little on the dark side this morning.  A dark side is a healthy part of a whole person.  Don't ignore or run away from it.

Smile. You are human.

 Jacksonstat wrote:
His voice reminds me of Beck in this one.
 
I actually thought it was until I looked at who's playing.

such a nice hefty tone on the bass guitar...... killer  {#Bananajam}
 robco1 wrote:
Yes, we're happy as fish and gorgeous as geese,
and wonderfully clean in the morning!
 
Our hell is  a good life. - E. Haines

 Misterfixit wrote:
Forget Hell .. been there, done that, not worth the trip.

I'm back.

 

And the music, it's just noise.
 Baby_M wrote:
If James Bond dropped acid....
 
perfect

If James Bond dropped acid....
 Misterfixit wrote:
Forget Hell .. been there, done that, not worth the trip.

I'm back.

 
Yep. Highly overrated. Dirty bathrooms. {#Snooty}
Forget Hell .. been there, done that, not worth the trip.

I'm back.

This song gets bonus points just for being funny.
MinMan wrote:
You are correct sir!

"There's Winston Churchill dressed in drag,
he used to be a British flag, plastic bag, what a drag.
The frog was a prince, the prince was a brick, the brick was an egg,
the egg was a bird.
(Fly away you sweet little thing, they're hard on your tail)
Hadn't you heard?
(They're going to change you into a human being!)"

last played on RP Jul 26, 2004 - 15:04 - go on - make the request.

ploafmaster wrote:


Actually...there's a lyric in the Genesis song, "Supper's Ready" where they mention "Winston Churchill dressed in drag..." from the Peter Gabriel era of the band.


Yes, we're happy as fish and gorgeous as geese,
and wonderfully clean in the morning!

Cheers! {#Cheers}
You are correct sir! 

 ploafmaster wrote:
Actually...there's a lyric in the Genesis song, "Supper's Ready" where they mention "Winston Churchill dressed in drag..." from the Peter Gabriel era of the band.
from "supper's ready"
"There's Winston Churchill dressed in drag,
he used to be a British flag, plastic bag, what a drag.
The frog was a prince, the prince was a brick, the brick was an egg,
the egg was a bird.
(Fly away you sweet little thing, they're hard on your tail)
Hadn't you heard?
(They're going to change you into a human being!)"

last played on RP Jul 26, 2004 - 15:04 - go on - make the request. 
 
BTW they advertize that the ring tone is available - I'd like to hear the syncopated cacophony as a ring tone!


Waking up with an ugly face
Winston Churchill in drag 

blondguy wrote:
Winston Churchill in drag ??? What the hell does that mean? Kinda catchy though
 
At a party once, when Churchill was drunk (kinda redundant), a woman said to him "Mr. Churchill, you are drunk" to which he replied "yes, madam, and you are ugly, but in the morning I will be sober and you will still be ugly".

It's kind of a sideways reference to that story I guess, trippy free association.

More Eeels, pleese!
There are so many great ones - this one is far from being the cream of the crop!
Not bad, though ...
I downloaded that Bjork video on utube and was watching that when I came back to PR I heard the line "waking up with an ugly face Winston Churchill in drag". Got the coffee off the monitor ok the keyboard will probably be sticky for a spell.
That reminds me it's time for my daily vitamin eel
If you sometimes feel like you are already in Hell, then you are. Case closed, next case.
His voice reminds me of Beck in this one.
blondguy wrote:
Winston Churchill in drag ??? What the hell does that mean? Kinda catchy though :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
A woman so ugly that she looks like Winston Churchill in drag... :iamwithstupid:
Winston Churchill in drag ??? What the hell does that mean? Kinda catchy though :rolleyes: :rolleyes: :rolleyes:
weevilkinevil wrote:
Crappy lyrics.
Waking up with an ugly face Winston Churchill in drag Looking for a new maternal embrace Another tired old gag Am i just a walking bag of chewed up dust and bones
the face on the cover makes me shiver.... :shifty:
weevilkinevil wrote:
Crappy lyrics. Hmmm, what rhymes with hell? Oh yeah, doorbell, let's use that...
hell well kell dell Dell pell mel el fell tell bell quell swell zell chell jell nell oh well hell :ass:
Crappy lyrics. Hmmm, what rhymes with hell? Oh yeah, doorbell, let's use that...
Tireux_De_Roche wrote:
Woah! That's quite an album cover.
It's quite an album, too. I like all of eels' stuff, especially Electro-Shock Blues (for depressing music) and Daisies of the Galaxy (for happy music).
Tireux_De_Roche wrote:
Woah! That's quite an album cover.
I believe the picture and the album title are a reference to his sister who committed suicide.
I like Eels, but this is not their best work.
Woah! That's quite an album cover.
optimusprime10 wrote:
the part about winston churchill in drag makes me think beck
agreed.
optimusprime10 wrote:
the part about winston churchill in drag makes me think beck
Actually...there's a lyric in the Genesis song, "Supper's Ready" where they mention "Winston Churchill dressed in drag..." from the Peter Gabriel era of the band.
Ahhh.... Takes me back to the late 90's. Great song from a good album.
Something about it though...nice groove... :cheers:
DjThirteenP wrote:
Really? Sounds like Chuck Prophet to me -- especially in the beginning.
the part about winston churchill in drag makes me think beck
BradAl wrote:
The vocals to this track really remind me of Jeff Tweedy, strange.
Really? Sounds like Chuck Prophet to me -- especially in the beginning.
Love the music. But the vocals keep iritating me.
Euphemism wrote:
Eels get menacing with a nice rock groove. VERY nice.
Rock groove?? HuH
coding_to_music wrote:
But quite beautiful !
Indeed!
The vocals to this track really remind me of Jeff Tweedy, strange.
Kind of Peter Murphyish-esque, but with a voice not as deep and a lighter tone to the music in places. I like it. :clap:
Eels get menacing with a nice rock groove. VERY nice.
Good track this, better than their recent output.
Ok, whose favorite is Eels? ;) Just kidding, I am just wondering that I hear it every day, so this is one hell of a popular band, at least here in RP. I don't have anything against it.
coding_to_music wrote:
Jeez, what a bummer! <-( Mama grapped onto the milkman's hand and then she finally gave birth years go by still i don't know who shall inherit this earth and no one will know my name until it's on a stone this could be your lucky day in hell never know who it might be at your doorbell this could be your lucky day in hell waking up with an ugly face winston churchhill in drag looking for a new maternal embrace another tired old gag am i just a walking bag of chewed up dust and bones this could be your lucky day in hell never know who it might be at your doorbell this could be your lucky day in hell father theresa you can't make me into you i never wanna be like you why can't you see it's me you know it's time to let me go this could be your lucky day in hell never know who it might be at your doorbell this could be your lucky day in hell
But quite beautiful !
Hell or heaven??
RichardPrins wrote:
8) (great album!)
8) :mrgreen: 8)
Great way to conserve bandwidth... check ya later :puke:
Derecho wrote:
Borrowed from Genesis' "Supper's Ready"?
"Winston Churchill, dressed in drag, He used to be a British Flag! Plastic bag! What a drag!" - Yes, definitely. Also sounds like the singer (in this song at least) is trying to reach that early-Gabriel sound.
Jeez, what a bummer! <-( Mama grapped onto the milkman's hand and then she finally gave birth years go by still i don't know who shall inherit this earth and no one will know my name until it's on a stone this could be your lucky day in hell never know who it might be at your doorbell this could be your lucky day in hell waking up with an ugly face winston churchhill in drag looking for a new maternal embrace another tired old gag am i just a walking bag of chewed up dust and bones this could be your lucky day in hell never know who it might be at your doorbell this could be your lucky day in hell father theresa you can't make me into you i never wanna be like you why can't you see it's me you know it's time to let me go this could be your lucky day in hell never know who it might be at your doorbell this could be your lucky day in hell
isn't this on one of the SCREAM soundtracks?
Spliff wrote:
"Winston Churchill in drag" - could have done without that mind image.
maybe dame edna's aunt cynthia from douglas?
Spliff wrote:
"Winston Churchill in drag" - could have done without that mind image.
Borrowed from Genesis' "Supper's Ready"?
Cool, a Hell set. (pimp) All my friends will be there, might as well join them. :lol:
................whatthehellswiththeselastthreesongs...................
More EELS! I'm a big fan of the Daises of the Galaxy album.
8) (great album!)
Spliff wrote:
"Winston Churchill in drag" - could have done without that mind image.
TEH HOT!!!
\"Winston Churchill in drag\" - could have done without that mind image.
Originally Posted by CoolbeaN: They have a funny way of taking a pesemistic theme and singing it in a happy way.
You should check out The Beautiful South if you like that kind of thing. They are euphorically pessimistic.
If we wait, maybe they\'ll flock off back to the Sargasso and be miserable there instead. :wave:
Originally Posted by rdr: don't have any eels albums. which one should i get?
I have Electro-Shock Blues and Daisies of the Galaxy. both different from each other both excellent.
Originally Posted by qosforever: I think that Eels have made very different albums. The famous 'Beautiful freak', the bizarre and dark 'Electro-shock blues' and the last one 'Souljacker'. I didn't hear 'Daisies of the Galaxies' Anyway I like the most 'Souljacker'¡'
Thanx. I'll have to check that one out when I get a chance.
Originally Posted by Leslie: Yep, same group. :)
I think that Eels have made very different albums. The famous 'Beautiful freak', the bizarre and dark 'Electro-shock blues' and the last one 'Souljacker'. I didn't hear 'Daisies of the Galaxies' Anyway I like the most 'Souljacker'¡'
Originally Posted by ghrup1: Very impressed with the eels stuff I've heard on RP. Is this the same band that had the mid 90's hit "Novocain for the soul"? because that sounds way different than what I've heard here so far.
Yep, same group. :)
Very impressed with the eels stuff I\'ve heard on RP. Is this the same band that had the mid 90\'s hit \"Novocain for the soul\"? because that sounds way different than what I\'ve heard here so far.
don\'t have any eels albums. which one should i get?
The naughts could be the most dismal music era since the early 50s. The EELS are one of the few bright lights in a very dim firmament.
very smooth song. :cool:
Not my favorite Eels song, but it will do. They have a funny way of taking a pesemistic theme and singing it in a happy way.
Wahoo! Another one from my CD collection which I didn\'t expect to hear on RP. This is my favorite song from the CD, but \"Spunky\" is a close second.
I can\'t get enough Eels--love to hear it on RP, keep \'em coming!
Nice to hear one of my favorite eels songs here! Keep them coming!
Long live eels! Thanks for introducing them to me, RP.