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Gomez — In Our Gun
Album: In Our Gun
Avg rating:
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Total ratings: 426









Released: 2002
Length: 5:06
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The first words that came could've been more inspired
You must be hungry or tired or frozen
So put up your feet, throw some coal on the fire
And weave us a tale of delight

So we sit in our gun and we wait for our turn
We'll be waiting all of the night
So we sit in our gun and we wait for our turn
We'll be waiting all of our lives

We're all to blame
We hide away
Let's take the sand from this bottomless pit
It's hell to pay
So run away
Destroy on command all who came and then quit

It's been carefully planned by the ones you won't see
Send out the monkeys, they come out of the bushes
To piss in the punch and then smash up the decks
It's your party, we're all obliged

So we sit in our gun and we wait for our turn
I think you hurt him, there's blood on the floor
So we sit in our gun, can I ask what you're on?
If you made it there's hope for us all

We're all to blame
We hide away
Let's take the sand from this bottomless pit
There's hell to pay
So run away
Destroy on command all who came and then quit
You're all the same
So hide away
Let's steal the sand from this bottomless pit
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Nice enough - but the noisy ending just sounds put on to me.
In theory, I like this cut, but in practice, I found it kind of annoying as background office music.
 imille wrote:


Totally agree - 100%. Those 3 albums ROCK.....the others, not so much. Got too commercial after Grey's Anantomy started playing them. However, the live shows are amazing.{#Dancingbanana_2}
 

I concur. I love the first three albums and the Shopping Trolley EP. After that I've lost a bit of interest in their albums. I still see them live because they are great live..
 i4niblind wrote:


Do yourself a favour and buy "Bring It On" "Liquid Skin" and "In Our Gun" ..  after that it was pretty much hit and miss with this band..  but they still put off one of the best shows in the business if you ever get a chance to go to one.
 

Totally agree - 100%. Those 3 albums ROCK.....the others, not so much. Got too commercial after Grey's Anantomy started playing them. However, the live shows are amazing.{#Dancingbanana_2}
This song made me pause at work to crank it up.  Interesting spatial placement of sounds.  I like it!
 Angloray wrote:
why is Gomez either amazing or terrible?
 

That's a good question.  It's not always the same lead vocalist, though two of them sound a lot alike (there are 3) .  Not only that, they blend many musical styles. 
 OldFrenchie wrote:
...Even the part at the end where Blue Man group takes over.
 
LMAO! That is so accurate! Ack!
...wow - this song suddenly bumped up two points out of nowhere...

Pretty good song. Even the part at the end where Blue Man group takes over.
That's what I'm talkin about...some Ratchet & Clank Music!
 xkolibuul wrote:
Every Gomez tune I hear on RP is groovin'. Is Bill just infallibly picking the best of their work, or should I be buying entire albums rather than singles?
 

Do yourself a favour and buy "Bring It On" "Liquid Skin" and "In Our Gun" ..  after that it was pretty much hit and miss with this band..  but they still put off one of the best shows in the business if you ever get a chance to go to one.
Never mind albums.. see them live! Their shows are equally grooving and guaranteed to make you bounce.

 
Tana wrote:

Buy entire albums for sure. CD quality is better and the songs flow one into the next. Liquid Skin doesn't have a dud in the bunch but In Our Gun and others are quality, cohesive albums too. I compiled a Gomez sampler and the songs are all great but it's just not an album.

 


xkolibuul wrote:
Every Gomez tune I hear on RP is groovin'. Is Bill just infallibly picking the best of their work, or should I be buying entire albums rather than singles?




Buy entire albums for sure. CD quality is better and the songs flow one into the next. Liquid Skin doesn't have a dud in the bunch but In Our Gun and others are quality, cohesive albums too. I compiled a Gomez sampler and the songs are all great but it's just not an album.

Roverfish wrote:
In the minority am I as well, yoda. Most excellent tune from a well-overplayed (and going strong) album.
Still holds up!
_yoda wrote:
I'm very much in the minority, but this is my favourite Gomez album.
In the minority am I as well, yoda. Most excellent tune from a well-overplayed (and going strong) album.
Every Gomez tune I hear on RP is groovin'. Is Bill just infallibly picking the best of their work, or should I be buying entire albums rather than singles?
This is giving me a headache...
Jamunca wrote:
Admit it, you've been browsing all of my RP comments and enjoying my smarmy ways. Oh how I love being smarmy. /smarm
Smarm away. I'll admit I'm entertained. :lol:
My Mom was raving about Gomez, and gave me a CD the other day to listen to. So far they remind me of a cross between T-rex and Radiohead is that good?
QueenLucia wrote:
Talk to yourself much? :propeller:
Admit it, you've been browsing all of my RP comments and enjoying my smarmy ways. Oh how I love being smarmy. /smarm
Whoa -- nifty sound. Heavy and driving. I'm pretty sure the rest of the album is not instrumental, though, right?
Jamunca wrote:
Anyone else from the Mid-Atlantic states think this sounds a lot like the band, "Jolene"? No? Just me?
Talk to yourself much? :propeller:
Anyone else from the Mid-Atlantic states think this sounds a lot like the band, "Jolene"? No? Just me?
the whole thing is kinda :sleep:
_yoda wrote:
I'm very much in the minority, but this is my favourite Gomez album. And I like them all - to varying extents.
I'm with you on that. :sunny:
I'm very much in the minority, but this is my favourite Gomez album. And I like them all - to varying extents.
Alifreckles50 wrote:
pretty cool. is that an automobile or a submarine on the album cover?
Looks like a Huey (chopper) to me. :ask:
This has been a pretty funky set to say the least--but isn't that why we love RP?
pretty cool. is that a automobile or a submarine on the album cover?
The first Gomez song I've heard that doesn't annoy me; I actually like this one.
why is Gomez either amazing or terrible?
Still my favorite Gomez album. The last two are pretty much a disappointment compared to this (but then you've all heard me bitch about "How We Operate").
NeilBlanchard wrote:
I have yet to hear a Gomez song that was remotely appealing. Sorry.
Same here. They're not awful or anything, but I haven't heard anything yet that I really want to hear more than once either.
rowdydaisy wrote:
They are playing games in my headphones. Freaky. Listen w/headphones. :music:
That is quite nuts. Thanks for the advice.
lotus_65 wrote:
Well, don't stop with Gomez. I am sure that the major markets like Detroit only get spoon-fed by Cap/Cities and other conglomerates like where I am. The smaller markets can actually play cool music. Makes you want to move to the sticks, eh?
Huh. Right now, Detroit has a great station to borrow from Windsor - The River. And being in the sticks? Sucks rotten eggs. Hence my frequent listening here.
Hello, I lowered it from a 4 to a 3 after I heard the non sequitur noises at the end...what was the point of that? I only liked the beginning. Full disclosure: I have yet to hear a Gomez song that was remotely appealing. Sorry. Neil
They are playing games in my headphones. Freaky. Listen w/headphones. :music:
cool lyrics. and amazing music at the end of the song. huh, I didn't think I liked Gomez.
Beautiful song :clap:
JayA1969 wrote:
This band can do no wrong and this song live is incredible! Viva La Gomez!
Just did.
Govi wrote:
Way cool! More like this from Gomez, pleezez?
... Way Far Out Plutonic Cool and ChillHot's'Venus... :umbrella: ...
Way cool! More like this from Gomez, pleezez?
probably one of the first songs I ever heard on Radio Pardise. I remember I started writing down artists/songs I enjoyed, until it seemed that nearly every song was enjoyable, and thus have just started printing off the playlists :)
This band can do no wrong and this song live is incredible! Viva La Gomez!
*Love* the double bass at the beginning. Reminds me of the brilliant Danny Thompson (plays with John Martyn, Richard Thompson, Pentangle etc).
:sunny: one of their best...
porcupinemeat wrote:
Never heard Gomez anywhere but here (until I bought the cd). I would relish a broadcast radio station that plays this kinda stuff.
Well, don't stop with Gomez. I am sure that the major markets like Detroit only get spoon-fed by Cap/Cities and other conglomerates like where I am. The smaller markets can actually play cool music. Makes you want to move to the sticks, eh?
Was good till the 'We're all to blame...' part.
Jill wrote:
Too much Gomez. What is this, FM radio? :frustrated:
"Sorry but that user does not exist." <--- that sounds about right!
naughteragain wrote:
Scott, I'm with you honey. l would move to any corner of the planet where there's "too much" Gomez. Momma!
Gomex is boring..yes why don't you guys move far away... taking Gomez with you...forever...
You get a prize if you play Miss Misery (or any other Elliot Smith song) after this. :whisper:
ScottFromWyoming wrote:
:cry: Where do you people live? Too much Gomez. Where on earth is there too much Gomez?
Scott, I'm with you honey. l would move to any corner of the planet where there's "too much" Gomez. Momma!
triviagal wrote:
All the Gomez cuts played here have gotten my curiosity up. Are they all this good? I'll have to get one & find out.
Just saw them live at the 9:30 Club. Totally blown away. Not one bad track on any of their albums. I can't remember ever coming across a band this solid.
Darlington wrote:
... the fact they have three lead singers.
Yes, and they're all great vocalists. Saw them live last month, at the perfect venue, and had an absolute blast . Glad to hear they've got a new album coming out ---- so they can come through here on tour again soon!
Gomez is a band that I had heard of, but nothing by (other than their cover of "Getting Better" which was in that Phillips Electronics add). I also picked up this one used and I like it. It's all over the place style wise. Part of this is caused by the fact they have three lead singers. But it's a pretty good CD. I also picked up a copy of their first record which I think was a Mercury Prize winner and don't like it nearly as much. They have a new disc coming out in May, by the way.
I really like this song and the other one Bill plays on here by Gomez (can't remember the name right now), especially the part on this song when they break it down at the end. Cool. :drummer: So I found the cd used in a cd store and of course jump on it. I have to say, I'm kinda disappointed. It's okay, but the rest of the cd is just "eh". I could take it or leave it and it doesn't measure up to these couple songs Bill features by them. They feel like a somewhat knock-off of Doves, who I love, another British band Bill plays periodically. If you like this you may love the Doves, give them a try.
Ah, that change-up gets my bum movin'! I <3 this song!
One can only conclude that the band should fire the bass player.
ladybinnath wrote:
I had given this an 8 until that truly annoying electronic riff came in at the end and knocked it down to a 4. :headshake:
To me it's a great song all the way through ---- what a great change-up that riff throws in --> nice and crunchy! :guitarist: And then, just when you think "how long is this going to run?" they pull it back in, drop in a ping!, and lay it back down. They are one of the best going.
ladybinnath wrote:
I had given this an 8 until that truly annoying electronic riff came in at the end and knocked it down to a 4. :headshake:
No soup for you! :headshake:
Roverfish wrote:
Smashing Pumpkins on valium. I like! :clap:
If that's the case - - valium for everyone!!
Woo hoo! I love that song. Sometimes Gomez songs all sound too much the same to me, but this one is unique, and reminds me that I love them. btw, GO SEE THEM LIVE, they're always really anal about the sound quality, and it's a great experience. Full, rich, yummy.
I had given this an 8 until that truly annoying electronic riff came in at the end and knocked it down to a 4. :headshake:
Love the ending to this song! :clap:
Fantastic lyrics, great voice, amazing sound!
Originally Posted by ScottFromWyoming: :cry: Where do you people live? Too much Gomez. Where on earth is there too much Gomez?
Never heard Gomez anywhere but here (until I bought the cd). I would relish a broadcast radio station that plays this kinda stuff.
Smashing Pumpkins on valium. I like! :clap:
Originally Posted by Relayer: Here's the lyrics in case you are interested. I think i read on the band's website that this song was written just after Bush was elected.
Since you say that, is there supposed to be a political bent to the song? If so, I'm not getting it.
I love this CD.....thanks RP for turning me on to this group. Here\'s the lyrics in case you are interested. I think i read on the band\'s website that this song was written just after Bush was elected. IN OUR GUN The first words that came could\'ve been more inspired You must be hungry or tired or frozen So put up your feet, throw some coal on the fire And weave us a tale of delight So we sit in our gun and we wait for our turn We\'ll be waiting all of the night So we sit in our gun and we wait for our turn We\'ll be waiting all of our lives We\'re all to blame We hide away Let\'s take the sand from this bottomless pit It\'s hell to pay So run away Destroy on command all who came and then quit It\'s been carefully planned by the ones you won\'t see Send out the monkeys, they come out of the bushes To piss in the punch and then smash up the decks It\'s your party, we\'re all obliged So we sit in our gun and we wait for our turn I think you hurt him, there\'s blood on the floor So we sit in our gun, can I ask what you\'re on If you made it there\'s hope for us all We\'re all to blame We hide away Let\'s take the sand from this bottomless pit There\'s hell to pay So run away Destroy on command all who came and then quit You\'re all the same So hide away Let\'s steal the sand from this bottomless pit
Originally Posted by Jill: Too much Gomez. What is this, FM radio? :frustrated:
please miss jill, tell me on what fm station in central jersey do you allegedly hear "too much gomez"? k-rock, wplj, z100, oh wait, wsou? wfmu is not an acceptable answer either. just be quiet and be thankful you are able to recognize gomez songs you am silly!
I think I like this This is the second time, now I know I like this. The harmonies sound nice. So send out the monkeys......to piss in the punch
Originally Posted by Jill: Too much Gomez. What is this, FM radio? :frustrated:
:cry: Where do you people live? Too much Gomez. Where on earth is there too much Gomez?
Gomez is an amazing band, original and fresh. WOW!!! :cool:
Originally Posted by triviagal: All the Gomez cuts played here have gotten my curiosity up. Are they all this good? I'll have to get one & find out.
IN OUR GUN is an EXCELLENT CD, Ive passed it along to many people and they all come back pleased.
Caught the end of the song, fascinating. :clap:
no thank you
Originally Posted by Jill: Too much Gomez. What is this, FM radio? :frustrated:
I would welcome a FM radio that played gomez. Be glad you don't live in Greenville SC, when all there is is new Metallica and other garbage.
Too much Gomez. What is this, FM radio? :frustrated:
This is the best station on-line because i am constantly being exposed to new FABULOUS music.... thanks
/me is jealous. Fat chance of Gomez comming to Alberta.
Originally Posted by Adamosity: ...And if you get a chance to see them live, DO NOT hesitate! Amazing live show!
Gotta agree with that...just saw 'em, and this was a highlight.
Originally Posted by triviagal: All the Gomez cuts played here have gotten my curiosity up. Are they all this good? I'll have to get one & find out.
Trust me. With GOMEZ you CANNOT go wrong. One of the best bands to come along in a while. And if you get a chance to see them live, DO NOT hesitate! Amazing live show!
Ahh, that\'s the stuff.
All the Gomez cuts played here have gotten my curiosity up. Are they all this good? I\'ll have to get one & find out.
I actually bought three gomez CDs because of RP. Rock on Bill: may the force be with you. :notworthy:
Another CD I purchased because of Radioparadise! It\'s a great album from start to finish. :clap:
Otra vez Gomez...
I would love to hear this again on RP. Yet another example of an artist I would have never heard of if not for internet radio.