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Eels — Packing Blankets
Album: Daisies Of The Galaxy
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Released: 2000
Length: 2:06
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Today is a lovely day to run
start up the car with the sun

Packing blankets and dirty sheets
a roomful of dust and a broom to sweep up
all the troubles you and I have seen

cross when the drawbridge light is green
don't look back to that messed-up scene

Packing blankets and dirty sheets
a roomful of dust and a broom to sweep up
all the troubles you and I have seen

and all our troubles will be gone
blowing out over that bidge
floating up into the sky
making the storm clouds cry

put out that smoke and breath some air
get a new name and cut your hair
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This is my favorite song from my favorite band  

Thanks Bill, you're the best!
 Steely_D wrote:
The music's all nice and peppy, and it's Eels, so - without reading - I'm assuming it's some sort of subtle nastiness.

 
Wouldn't call it "nastiness", but certainly not nice and peppy: refers to him dealing with the suicides of a relative, i.e. having to pack up the things left behind and moving on.


The music's all nice and peppy, and it's Eels, so - without reading - I'm assuming it's some sort of subtle nastiness.
 TerryS wrote:


I likes 'em jellied
I likes 'em bellied up in unagi
I likes 'em thrashing in puddle
or in a full ball muddle
Eats 'em I does.

 

Cool band those Eels
makes me smile
 peter_james_bond wrote:
Meet the Eels:

Eels

 
Rock-ribbed libertarian Society for Creative Anachronism salt of the earth shroomster "Big Bang Theory" fans if ever there were. Dr. Everett would be proud, depending perhaps on which world he was observing their creative output within.
 Verpeiler wrote:

I think Mr. E is a genius.
  

roger that...

double down on that
Bleh!

Insta-LSD to The Beatles — It's All Too Much (remix)
...... great song and album 9
Good song. Love the words
 LPCity wrote:
OK, does the title mean that a person is packing blankets as in putting them away, or maybe has blankets on their person much in the same way that a person "packing heat" is carrying a gun. Wait, maybe we're talking about when the moving company shows up and uses packing blankets to protect your funiture in the moving van.

I wish I would have heard the song. I'm so confused.
 
It's about the singer  having to clean up and pack the stuff his relative who committed suicide left behind. Based on Mark Everett's personal experience dealing with his sister's suicide.
Good band - no question!
gefällt mir gut  bis sehr gut
 Verpeiler wrote:

I think Mr. E is a genius.
 

roger that...
 fredriley wrote:

{#Biggrin} That little haiku puts me in mind of jellied eels, possibly the most disgusting of the traditional 'delicacies' available in London's East End. Just looking at a pot of chopped-up eels in slime is enough to make you hurl, and I'm reliably informed that they taste as 'good' as they look. Bleucch!
 

I likes 'em jellied
I likes 'em bellied up in unagi
I likes 'em thrashing in puddle
or in a full ball muddle
Eats 'em I does.
Reminds me of leaving our summer house in Maine.
Perfect.  Anyone for a road trip?

{#Sunny} {#Motor}
The CD art vaguely reminds me of Kiln House by Fleetwood Mac{#Think}
 jpfueler wrote:

THE EEL
I don't mind eels
Except as meals.

And the way they feels


 
{#Biggrin} That little haiku puts me in mind of jellied eels, possibly the most disgusting of the traditional 'delicacies' available in London's East End. Just looking at a pot of chopped-up eels in slime is enough to make you hurl, and I'm reliably informed that they taste as 'good' as they look. Bleucch!


Check out the NOVA episode "Parallel Universes, Parallel Lives" — it's about Mark's dad, Hugh Everett, brilliant physicist.
 pyxxel wrote:
These guys are GOD! No other band has gripped me in the past year as much as the Eels. Can listen to them any time, anywhere, and the music puts me in a fabulous state of mind. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
 
They're up there with Guinness & Kilkenny.  ; )

Meet the Eels:

Eels
 Excelsior wrote:
These guys suck.
 
I think Mr. E is a genius.
 Excelsior wrote:
These guys suck.
 
These guys are GOD! {#Notworthy}

No other band has gripped me in the past year as much as the Eels. Can listen to them any time, anywhere, and the music puts me in a fabulous state of mind. Mmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

nice!
i like

THE EEL
I don't mind eels
Except as meals.

And the way they feels


These guys suck.
remmeber william wallace{#War}
This sounds like Dewey Cox's fake Dylan song.
I just don't get what people see in this band. It's pretty boring and generic to me.
Tygre wrote:
Mark Oliver Everett kicks ass. If you dig eels, check out the movie "Levity" as they do they entire soundtrack.
E just wrote a book about his life.Check it out.Available in the UK know...coming soon to the U.S.-- what a life!"Things my granchildren should know"
This was my first Eels album. Although I've since acquired every one before and after, it remains my favorite.
Smoove_D wrote:
As George Carlin said, you can spell your name s-m-i-t-h and pronounce it "Janofski" if you want to.
Carlin stole that bit from Monty Python! Remember Graham's character name that was spelled Raymond Luxury-Yacht but pronounced Throat-Warbler Mangrove?
Kristi wrote:
*sigh* Apparently no one respects lingual rules any more. Yes, when it comes to grammar, I know I am anal and a stickler and old-fashioned and <insert your choice of adjective here>. Unfortunately, you must look at such misuse of language while in cyberspace.... :tongue:
I think a band can spell its name any way it wants, and if that includes using all lowercase letters, so be it. The same goes for an individual. No "lingual rule" is getting broken, because those rules can't apply to a name. It's your name; spell it however you'd like. As George Carlin said, you can spell your name s-m-i-t-h and pronounce it "Janofski" if you want to.
Kristi wrote:
*sigh* Apparently no one respects lingual rules any more. Yes, when it comes to grammar, I know I am anal and a stickler and old-fashioned and <insert your choice of adjective here>. Unfortunately, you must look at such misuse of language while in cyberspace.... :tongue:
I think you used many positive adjectives to describe yourself...those are all good qualities to have, grammatically speaking that is!
OK, does the title mean that a person is packing blankets as in putting them away, or maybe has blankets on their person much in the same way that a person "packing heat" is carrying a gun. Wait, maybe we're talking about when the moving company shows up and uses packing blankets to protect your funiture in the moving van. I wish I would have heard the song. I'm so confused.
jah_blessed wrote:
Doesn't "eels" have to spelled with a capital letter anymore?
*sigh* Apparently no one respects lingual rules any more. Yes, when it comes to grammar, I know I am anal and a stickler and old-fashioned and <insert your choice of adjective here>. Unfortunately, you must look at such misuse of language while in cyberspace.... :tongue:
ScottishWillie wrote:
I hadn't realised that I liked the Eels till now.
he just creeps up you like that.
Yaaay! Just what I needed this morning!
pret-a-porter wrote:
kinda daniel lanois meets the grateful dead ish I like it
Or a 21st century Woody Guthrie. But no matter. I like it too.
Mark Oliver Everett kicks ass. If you dig eels, check out the movie "Levity" as they do they entire soundtrack.
I hadn't realised that I liked the Eels till now.
kinda daniel lanois meets the grateful dead ish I like it
jah_blessed wrote:
Doesn't "eels" have to spelled with a capital letter anymore?
Ask e. e. cummings...
jah_blessed wrote:
Doesn't "eels" have to spelled with a capital letter anymore?
no
This song went on my roadtrip mix cd last summer...oh good times, good times.
Lazy8 wrote:
Electro-Shock Blues is regarded by many as somewhat of a downer, so you might want to avoid that one.
No, get Electro-Shock Blues. It's their best, most moving work. Not something you'll want to put on very often, though. Beautiful Freak is good, too. Doesn't "eels" have to spelled with a capital letter anymore?
The_Waker wrote:
Surprisingly, I really enjoyed this. Any eels fans. . .what should I get if I want to hear some more?
I recommend Beautiful Freak as his/their most consistent work, but you'll find gems like this on every album. The latest, Blinking Lights and Other Revelations, is also mighty fine. Electro-Shock Blues is regarded by many as somewhat of a downer, so you might want to avoid that one.
Surprisingly, I really enjoyed this. Any eels fans. . .what should I get if I want to hear some more?
NiceGuy2005 wrote:
I never knew Bill Gates was so talented! Nerds Rule!!
huusj, nobody knows his secret! :whisper:
chucc wrote:
leaves ya feeling good right down to the cockels :lol:
Should we be talking about these things? There may be children present. :eyes:
Sobient wrote:
I never knew Bill Gates was so talented! Nerds Rule!!
You can't see it, but my eyes are sparkling. Thanks for the great tune!
first eels song I have heard that I also liked. I must be turning a corner...... :sunny.gif:
Yet another good eels track. Thanks RP for the exposure!
Perfect summer song.
phiagurl wrote:
Smile, dance, sing. Suddenly my gloomy work-drenched day is almost...cheerful. Thanks.
Yeah, what she said.
I love the happiness of this song.
i love the eels . . . they have a distinctive soud . . . but all of their songs are a bit different . . . they are even better live!!! E is a great front man and has an intriquing stage presence!
jovino wrote:
Why am I hearing "Take the Skinheads Bowling"?
Why am I hearing the opening song from the South Park Movie?
Why am I hearing \"Take the Skinheads Bowling\"?
leaves ya feeling good right down to the cockels :lol:
Wow, I might need to check these guys out.
Originally Posted by KevDog: eels are quickly becoming one of my favorite bands.
I second that!
Smile, dance, sing. Suddenly my gloomy work-drenched day is almost...cheerful. Thanks.
eels are quickly becoming one of my favorite bands.
Very nice! Such a refreshing, heartwarming tune.
love this little song.....thanks Marty, for sharing it with me, and thanks Bill for playing it!