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Eels — Woman Driving, Man Sleeping
Album: Souljacker
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7

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Total ratings: 991









Released: 2001
Length: 3:22
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Woman driving, man sleeping
With a suitcase on the rack
White lines shooting by
On the pavement like the sky
Looking straight ahead into the black

Woman driving, man sleeping
There's no radio to play
Sitting with the map
Laying crumpled on her lap
Looking for the toll money to pay

Man sleeping is man dreaming
In a large apartment house
Walking and knocking on doors

Woman driving, man sleeping
Passing all the other cars
Searching in the black
But never turning to look back
A little metal box under the stars

Man sleeping is man dreaming
In a large apartment house
Walking and knocking on doors

Woman driving, man sleeping
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Wonderful - gets a 9 from me
Listener hearing crap, Listener hitting PSD   {#Good-vibes}
 ambrebalte wrote:
Ten Minutes Older: The Trumpet  -
Twelve miles to Trona by Wim Wenders - using Eels
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16jujVqoVXw
Enjoy!

(edit)
unfortunately the last 20 seconds or so are missing in the link I posted when it's actually necessary. I found the 2 ten minutes older dvds again, will try to upload this movie soon.

 This is the theme music of "Twelve miles to Trona", a short story, where a man lost in a vast almost empty place, finds himself having an accidental overdose, without knowing what from - in his run to find a way to get assistance he drives through windmills fields, with this music as a background, it's fantastic and psychedelic. 
 oceansurf wrote:
"The" Eels, please.  Arg...

 
Uh, sure, you can put them next to your "The Eagles" CDs.
 citybiker wrote:
Who knew the Unabomber created "A look" in men's fashion.

 
Ask any hipster in Williamsburgh or Portland.  Of course, they added the "buffalo plaid" and the wool caps that Kaczynski shied away from; he was more of a "hoodie" kind of guy.
Groovy little tune that has really grown on me.... 
Glad the album title is spelled 'Soul' and not 'Sole'.
 kcar wrote:


Still funny. I saw that Letterman interview and fell on the floor when Joaquin turned to a snickering Paul Schaeffer and said, "Really? Really, Mr. Maniacal Laughter?"

Still looking for that off-the-hook rap album, bro. 

 

 
You have been successfully trolled by Joaquin Phoenix.
"The" Eels, please.  Arg...
 oldsaxon wrote:

Poetry should make you think of things for yourself. Poetry is not intended to instruct but to enlighten.
 
Yes; good point, but maybe you should have included a rhyme.
Love this song - evokes the 'ten minutes older" short movie by Wim Wenders, 12 miles to Trona, especially the part in the desert with the psychedelics windmills
 scraig wrote:
Beautiful song, but as I have listened more it lacks something lyrically. It is similar to CAKE's "Alpha Beta Parking Lot," but is missing a key line such. For CAKE the line is "Watching you leave me, not quite believing."

There is nothing in this song that tells us why they are driving, what or who they are fleeing... there's no reason to care.
 
Poetry should make you think of things for yourself. Poetry is not intended to instruct but to enlighten.
 CamLwalk wrote:
Parking lot at the annual meeting of women drivers
 
I'm so going to hell for laughing at this.
 drewd wrote:
I can't sleep when the wife drives. I just hold on real tight....
 

Apparently so does he.....to the dog.
Beautiful song, but as I have listened more it lacks something lyrically. It is similar to CAKE's "Alpha Beta Parking Lot," but is missing a key line such. For CAKE the line is "Watching you leave me, not quite believing."

There is nothing in this song that tells us why they are driving, what or who they are fleeing... there's no reason to care.
Who knew the Unabomber created "A look" in men's fashion.
Uhg. Too repetitive and bland.
 
I hear ya. But pretty cool vibey groove.

carolynjo21 wrote:

Boring song to go with boring comments.....ok, ok i get it...woman driving, man sleeping....can you PLEASE say something else?{#Stop}

 


Boring song to go with boring comments.....ok, ok i get it...woman driving, man sleeping....can you PLEASE say something else?{#Stop}


My favorite Eels tune.
I can't sleep when the wife drives. I just hold on real tight....
 boober wrote:
Man listening to RP
Woman working
The way it should be
 
{#Lol} I'll bet you'll get it in the neck if yer woman reads this board, though. Rather you than me, dude :o)
fine
Luvs it.

Great groove. 
 boober wrote:
Man listening to RP
Woman working
The way it should be
 


 Odyzzeuz wrote:
This song has been in my head for days. I wake up singing it. No known reason. But I like the idea of her driving while I sleep. The very idea makes me want to cry.
 
bump
Less talking more music! :D
The album title (Souljacker) reminds me of the last movie scene in Big Trouble:  "She wants my SOUL !!!"
 mapman wrote:
Zzzzzzzzzz........


 

NICE drool effect !!
Is he stealing that dog or what?  Dog don't look too happy.

 boober wrote:
Man listening to RP
Woman working
The way it should be
 
You must be a stoner.  Your name here says it all, BOOBER


 boober wrote:
Man listening to RP
Woman working
The way it should be
 
Agree, boober...{#Dancingbanana_2}
I honestly don't think I've heard a bad tune from this band
 sirdroseph wrote:
One of the Eels best, no doubt!{#Clap}
 
7=>8
This song is like a painting, from it's title to the descriptions of everything happening within a still. I love it.
Man listening to RP
Woman working
The way it should be
Yes. But what does it *mean*?
 CamLwalk wrote:
Parking lot at the annual meeting of women drivers
 
funny!

Beats snow patrol. Whatever that means.
Zzzzzzzzzz........


One of the Eels best, no doubt!{#Clap}
{#Motor}See many comments about confusing Eels to Beck, sure the vibe is similar but think both is unique enough to not confuse the two.
Man Singing: Man Yawning
Ten Minutes Older: The Trumpet  -
Twelve miles to Trona by Wim Wenders - using Eels
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=16jujVqoVXw
Enjoy!

(edit)
unfortunately the last 20 seconds or so are missing in the link I posted when it's actually necessary. I found the 2 ten minutes older dvds again, will try to upload this movie soon.

Parking lot at the annual meeting of women drivers
Not one song like the other!! Very nice!
Reminds me of the Wim Wenders Ten minutes Older movie, "Twelve Miles To Trona". This beautiful song matches the journey of the character perfectly. So sad I lost the DVDs...
Love the Eels...I'm kinda worried for the dog though.
DJ working, listener grooving. {#Music}
Man I miss this record, an old girlfriend made off with it. Damn, she had good taste....
I'd follow this with Del Amitri "Driving with the Brakes On."
Similar feel & tempo. And theme.
Love this song.
Lyrics Garrison Keillor would love...{#No}
Now I want to hear Bakerman is baking bread.
 redstorm wrote:
what is Joaquin Phoenix doing to that dog? {#Lol}
 

Still funny. I saw that Letterman interview and fell on the floor when Joaquin turned to a snickering Paul Schaeffer and said, "Really? Really, Mr. Maniacal Laughter?"

Still looking for that off-the-hook rap album, bro. 

 
what is Joaquin Phoenix doing to that dog? {#Lol}
 Odyzzeuz wrote:
This song has been in my head for days. I wake up singing it. No known reason. But I like the idea of her driving while I sleep. The very idea makes me want to cry.

 
I love this post. . .


One of the best song-titles I've ever heard of {#Lol}
This song has been in my head for days. I wake up singing it. No known reason. But I like the idea of her driving while I sleep. The very idea makes me want to cry.

{#Yawn}
 Excelsior wrote:


Eels playing, audience comatose
 
Excelsior bitching.

iggam wrote:
Just saw the Eels in Chicago. It was just E & Chet. Fantastic. A lot less ego than Beck.


I saw the Eels and Beck at the same festival a couple of years ago.  Eels driving, Beck sleeping. . .

Govi wrote:
Woman driving, man sleeping, singer droning, dirge playing,...
Eels playing, audience comatose
ahhh, relaxation - love the Eels! :high-five: :sunny: :good-vibes:
KAJMK wrote:
After just listening to the opening, I think the writer has heard "Cowgirl in the sand" eh??
you betcha. Now I have it stuck in my ear.
Woman driving, man sleeping, singer droning, dirge playing,...
Smoove_D wrote:
Funny, when I hear Beck, I think it's the eels.
Just saw the Eels in Chicago. It was just E & Chet. Fantastic. A lot less ego than Beck.
E rules! What a life story.
Definitely a style-master featured on the album cover...........very stylish track also!
This really sounds like it belongs on a movie soundtrack.
Raechel wrote:
second time this guy has tricked me into thinking he was Beck :doh:
Funny, when I hear Beck, I think it's the eels.
that man sleeping would be me.....zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
phreels wrote:
This song has perfectly conveys the mood and atmosphere it's meant to. It evokes memories from before it was written. Eels are amazing.
Yep :yes:
Rock on, I love eels! We need more like this!
Raechel wrote:
second time this guy has tricked me into thinking he was Beck :doh:
gets me every time...
second time this guy has tricked me into thinking he was Beck :doh:
ziggytrix wrote:
love eels, but this song plods along a road to nowhere. :(
Band Plodding, Listener Sleeping
I feel as though I should the Eels more than I actually do.
Does anyone else hear Del Amitri in this song?
love eels, but this song plods along a road to nowhere. :(
I heard this playing at the breeze bar at Treasure Island in Vegas last week. I was quite surprised to hear it other than on RP.
Love (the) Eels.
Perfectly conveys those long road trips, doesn't it?
meloman wrote:
Maybe a name change is in order, from "eels" to "slugs."
clever comment. don't agree with it, but clever comment.
Evocative.
This song has perfectly conveys the mood and atmosphere it's meant to. It evokes memories from before it was written. Eels are amazing. The first time I dropped by RP I caught the last of "Novocaine for the Soul," and now come back every day to see what else is on the playlist.
I think it's poetry... painting a picture with a few carefully chosen words and minimalist but effective music. "Woman driving, man sleeping" passing all the other cars searching in the black but never turning to look back a little metal box under the stars." Sit back and think of a the little details your mind adds to the picture without the lyrics saying more. A setting, a story, a mystery. From just five lines.
Johray63 wrote:
This is a song I associate with getting to know RP, about 3 years ago. An RP classic!
talus wrote:
Hey, Me too.
Include me too! :high-five: :group-hug:
Goin on a road trip tonight with friends to West VA. It will be dood driving, chics sleeping. This song will not be in the rotation, lest we have dood asleep at the wheel, chics screaming.
meloman wrote:
Well, this one just plods along doesn't it? Is anyone else starting to fall asleep? Maybe a name change is in order, from "eels" to "slugs."
All their songs sound like this booorriing :sleep: great wake up song wouldn't ya say? 7:23 a.m.
Well, this one just plods along doesn't it? Is anyone else starting to fall asleep? Maybe a name change is in order, from "eels" to "slugs."
Reminds me of many a long road trip back in the day.
JCJ wrote:
Eels playing, Man Sleeping
:sleep:
Always liked the guitar riff on this track. Guitar after the first chorus is very effective, too. :guitarist:
Johray63 wrote:
This is a song I associate with getting to know RP, about 3 years ago. An RP classic!
Hey, Me too.
This is a song I associate with getting to know RP, about 3 years ago. An RP classic!
Muraenidae(s) rule!
Good follow to Fiona Apple. Woman beating, man ducking.
Had to bump my rating from 7 to 8!
This is probably my favorite of the album, which I bought after hearing a few of their songs on RP. :clap:
not bad. that\'s about all i can say on this one.
Originally Posted by JCJ: Eels playing, Man Sleeping
Ha Ha good one! Still like the eels tho.
i\'m not a big fan of these eels tunes, but they have awesome titles.
Originally Posted by tomnam: I like the eels but I don't like this song. I've been hearing it on RP and each time it just gets more unbearable for me. The title and chorus really bothers me - it's like at an art gallery where the artist names his painting of a bowl of fruit something like "Red Table with bowl of oranges with tablecloth", it's a bit pretentious and a lot redundant...It's my deal, I know, but it bothers me....
I think you make very good points, Tom.
Thank you! I like eels very much! As much as Beatles.
oops, sorry, I meant to edit and instead I replyed to myself. How can I delete this?
I like the eels but I don't like this song. I've been hearing it on RP and each time it just gets more unbearable for me. The title and chorus really bothers me - it's like at an art gallery where the artist names his painting of a bowl of fruit something like "Red Table with bowl of oranges with tablecloth", it's a bit pretentious and a lot redundant...It's my deal, I know, but it bothers me....
Originally Posted by KAJMK: After just listening to the opening, I think the writer has heard "Cowgirl in the sand" eh??
I was wondering if anybody else thought so. I was about to post the same thing.
Originally Posted by Dagno-M: Thanks, Bill, for the Eels. Please go deep into *Souljacker*, and go back from cuts from *Daisies of the Galaxy* (especially the hidden cut, "Mr E's Beautiful Blues"), *Electro-Shock Blues,* and *Beautiful Freak.* E is a genius.....
I wanted to back up this knowledgeable rock devotee re hidden cuts--how else will those of us who have been out of the loop for a while catch up?
Eels playing, Man Sleeping
It\'s funny...I can\'t sleep when a woman is driving. :eek: :eek:
not too fond of this
First Listen - Pretty cool. Like to hear other stuff from them too. Have they been around long?
i really dig this track a lot, but it is definitely getting a little overplayed along with several others from the album lately. great disc, though. ;)
:clap:
Hmm, for me the Eels could never be overplayed :)... - maybe it\'s because they aren\'t played very much in Germany...
man, this song is becoming overplayed here
Eels again!! I can\'t believe :roll:
Do not pass Go. Buy this album now.
Originally Posted by dr: This song has really grown on me. I was fairly indiferent to it when I first heard it but I find myself humming it a lot lately.
I totally agree....its happened to me too. :D