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Doves — Caught By The River
Album: The Last Broadcast
Avg rating:
7.4

Your rating:
Total ratings: 1599









Released: 2002
Length: 5:48
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Son
What have you done?
You're caught by the river
You're coming undone

Life
You know it can't be so easy
But you can't just leave it
Cause you're not in control no more

And you give it all away
Would you give it all away now?
Don't let it come apart
Don't want to see you come apart

Son
What are you doing?
You learned a hard lesson
When you stood by the water

You and I
Were so full of love and hope
Would you give it all up now?
Would you give in just to spite them all?

Cause you give it all away
And you give it all away now
Don't let it come apart
Don't want to see you come apart

Cause you give it all away
And you give it all away now
Don't let it come apart
Don't want to see you come apart

Lay
I lay in the long grass
So many people
So many people pass

Stay
Stay here and lie on back
Get down in the cornfields
Stay till we're caught at last

Give it all away
Give it all away now
Don't let it come apart
Don't want to see you come apart

And you give it all away
Would you give it all away now?
Don't let it come apart
Don't want to see you come apart

Would you give it all away?
Would you give it all away?
Would you give it all away?

Give it all away
Give it all away
Give it all away
Give it all away
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7>8, because the lyrics hit home at this point in time.
 Relayer wrote:
Amazing album start to finish.  I sure miss Doves, wish they would start creating again. 
 
Agreed!
Amazing album start to finish.  I sure miss Doves, wish they would start creating again. 
 westslope wrote:

Not sure.  The River is life and how it gets taken downstream by events beyond individual control.

Have you ever dumped a canoe or kayak in Class IV rapids and then drifted downstream while your thighs are banging against rocks?

That is the metaphor that I understood. 

 
Actually, yes... a kayak... more than once... but it was my *head* and shins banging against rocks... fortunately I was wearing a helmet and a wetsuit... but this might explain a few things about me now.
 icuski2 wrote:
Nice tune but what's it about? 

 
Not sure.  The River is life and how it gets taken downstream by events beyond individual control.

Have you ever dumped a canoe or kayak in Class IV rapids and then drifted downstream while your thighs are banging against rocks?

That is the metaphor that I understood. 
 icuski2 wrote:
Nice tune but what's it about? 

 
Oh, man.  I've always liked the sound of this song, but never really listened to or paid close attention to the lyrics.  I just read the words. Now I'm in tears.


 stub30 wrote:
We need new Doves

 
Stub30, unfortunately they packed it in a few years ago - pity because I liked their layered 'wall of sound' style.


Nice tune but what's it about? 
Great track, accompanied by mostly enjoyable vocals.  Great demonstration of what the band can achieve.  8 at least to my ears.
mediocre
8 > 9.  Seriously.
Layer upon layer of wonderful sounds!
 stub30 wrote:
We need new Doves

 
Or just listen to them more...
We need new Doves
Great song from a stunning album
Great tune, kind of a wall-of-sound deal.
almost upbeat... for a Doves song  {#Good-vibes}

Love this song.... {#Clap}


 Cynaera wrote:
My first time hearing this song.  I love the passion and the beat. If I were to hear it on one of our local stations, I'd definitely crank it up and do the whole Google thing to find out who did it. THANK GOODNESS FOR RP! We have it all here.  Bill, if you were a god, I'd pick you over the one I currently doubt. {#Roflol}
 
me too. i'll think of you whenever i hear it now. sad you're gone. R.I.P. cynaera
 Cynaera wrote:
My first time hearing this song.  I love the passion and the beat. If I were to hear it on one of our local stations, I'd definitely crank it up and do the whole Google thing to find out who did it. THANK GOODNESS FOR RP! We have it all here.  Bill, if you were a god, I'd pick you over the one I currently doubt. {#Roflol}
 
A year and a half later I read this quip of yours and I'm laughing out loud.
Time stands still on RP, I guess.
Thanks to both of you! 
I played the CRAP out of this album when I got it... {#Lol}
Es ist der Wassersport gesetzt!!
(evil grin)

 Zappamann wrote:
Try this song in an open car on a german highway...superb !!{#Angel}
 

Works on an American country road too.
Try this song in an open car on a german highway...superb !!{#Angel}
 rtrudeau wrote:
 Bosami wrote:
It's sometimes obvious, usually subtle, but never random. Bill is the master.

 
This is what makes RP awesome.  Nobody builds sets like Bill!

 Bosami wrote:
It's sometimes obvious, usually subtle, but never random. Bill is the master.

Very nice!
Caught by this song...one of my favorite tunes by this band!
My first time hearing this song.  I love the passion and the beat. If I were to hear it on one of our local stations, I'd definitely crank it up and do the whole Google thing to find out who did it. THANK GOODNESS FOR RP! We have it all here.  Bill, if you were a god, I'd pick you over the one I currently doubt. {#Roflol}
Another nice transition to another nice song.  Oh Bill...you are spoiling me! :)


Very very nice
Talk about psychic playlist.
{#Sad}
 Bosami wrote: 
and again!
Which is fitting for me today as NYC the flooded. 
Simply. Awesome.

Doves - Caught By The River
The Innocence Mission - When Mac Was Swimming
R.E.M. - Nightswimming

Picking up on the 'water' theme of this set?
 gabbadar wrote:


It's a great album which I listened to just this weekend (almost 10 years after its release). It has a nice flow to it, and many memorable songs. A worthwhile purchase in my opinion, along with their Lost Souls album.
 
I agree, it's a great album and I think that the standout track is There goes the Fear.

Very nice!  (never heared this before)
There are times when Bill makes my day. Today is one of them. Great tastes and DJing the soundtrack to my life.
 CloversideCheri wrote:
What a great sound... I'd like to hear some more from this album.
 

It's a great album which I listened to just this weekend (almost 10 years after its release). It has a nice flow to it, and many memorable songs. A worthwhile purchase in my opinion, along with their Lost Souls album.

Hardly a "weaker" U2... maybe "more restrained", although I'd also call it mesmerizing, especially the guitar solo!

Anyway, I don't shoot messengers... unless they lie to me
{#Liar}!

 
arserocket wrote:
reminds of a weaker U2 (don't shoot the messenger now)
 


What a great sound... I'd like to hear some more from this album.
Some great ear candy! {#Dancingbanana}
 

9 >>> 10


Thanks to R.P.  The Doves have been just one of the great bands I've been turned on to.
But, Hey Bill, have they fallen out of rotation the last year or so? Seems we got a taste
a day back when. Love R.P.
{#Yawn}
like a coldplay - with rock.
 cathenley wrote:
RP turned me on to the Doves...thank youuuuu.
 


Between the Doves and Porcupine Tree, these two groups have made the listening experience all worthwhile, never mind all of the "filler" material!


I love Doves. When are they coming out with a new cd?
Just upped my rating from a 6 to a 7. Don't know when I gave it the 6 or why I was so miserly.

Wow.... I was only half paying attention during this song (damn phone keeps ringing)... and then I noticed how cool and mesmerizing it is.  I've heard of The Doves, but just realized I need to know more about them. Thanks, Bill

It must give you a warm fuzzy turning folks like me on to so much cool music, doesn't it?
{#Good-vibes} {#Good-vibes} {#Good-vibes} {#Good-vibes} {#Good-vibes} {#Good-vibes} {#Good-vibes} {#Good-vibes} {#Good-vibes} {#Good-vibes} {#Good-vibes} {#Good-vibes} 
Shades of the Moody Blues. Very nice .. :meditate:
Ok, they are sort of mellow but can produce some of the most interesting British pop songs during these last 6 years or so. Yeah, that's right. Just checked the release date for The Last Broadcast.
RP turned me on to the Doves...thank youuuuu.
Great songs take you somewhere you want to be. This is an example. Try this one with headphones!!:music:
This song takes me on an imaginary journey... closing my eyes, progressively raising the volume, and caught by a river through space and time - love the soaring guitar!
Great song!
Love this song. Love the Doves.
too much noisy guitar for me. I listen to RP at work and find this type of music obnoxious.
another radio station please...lame..this years air supply model..
EssexTex wrote:
Amazing live, I've seen them twice, few years apart...they were just as good the second time around.
I would love to see this group live! I see no tour schedule at the moment.
Amazing live, I've seen them twice, few years apart...they were just as good the second time around.
This is one song that would suit me fine if it got stuck in my player! And yes, by all means, CRANK IT till the neighbors come and ask you for a copy!
Crank it up!
I'm really hoping they go out on tour this year. They are supposedly working on a new disc. I loooooove their sound. :bananajumprope: :bananajam: :bananasplit: :bananapiano: :dancingbanana_2: :dancingbanana:
See them in concert if you have the chance.
fatcatjb wrote:
this song stops me in whatever tracks I'm in and the volume control gets a big crank upupup
That's a big yuppers.
arserocket wrote:
reminds of a weaker U2 (don't shoot the messenger now)
Don't shoot the messenger? But it's the messenger's opinion...
After seeing hundreds of bands in concert, I have to say that the Doves are probably among my top 5 recommendations for best bands to see live.
An amazing feel good song. You just want to jam with whoever is around.
Aaaaahhhh!
westslope wrote:
If GardenGnome is right, looks like I should be reaching for the rest of the CD.
Definitely! This band is so underrated (at least here in the States).....SO GOOD!
this song stops me in whatever tracks I'm in and the volume control gets a big crank upupup
reminds of a weaker U2 (don't shoot the messenger now)
kickass tune
Production is fantastic. Feels like you are outdoors and in a live audience. Nice and the musicality of this group is outstanding. 8
Gorgeous song. Great road piece for winding canyon highway. iPods.... If GardenGnome is right, looks like I should be reaching for the rest of the CD.
GardenGnome wrote:
One of the most underrated bands today!
Oh, I disagree! I rate them highly. :wink: Though I've heard this a million times (one of my favorite trans-Atlantic albums) I still enjoy it. Most excellent tune.
that was pretty cool.
This is probably my least favorite song on this album, yet it's the one I hear the most (in TV shows, at Home Depot, etc). I think the rest of this album is more interesting, both lyrically and musically. One of the most underrated bands today!
Great set today Bill! You're on a roll!
Nice enough song but, like was said before, nothing new. Pass.
as soon as I hear a cliche like "cause you give it all away...." its hard to keep listening. :sleep:
inindian wrote:
:cheers: wine, wine, wine, & whine...damn, you'd think the under-signed were all British :naughty: but not one of them wrote:
Since when do you have to be British to know a schmuck when you see one? (Fact is I was born in GB and grew up in Hackney, so that makes me a Brit.)
Looks like it's a day for memories. Thanks. E
10 + + + Absolutely love it!
:cheers: wine, wine, wine, & whine...damn, you'd think the under-signed were all British :naughty: but not one of them wrote:
meloman (Warsaw, Poland) Posted: Mar 10, 2007 - 15:32 < Reply > -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- Kurt_from_La_Qui wrote: Who's Jeremy Clarkson? Who cares? The big schmuck on BBC's "Top Gear" Kurt_from_La_Qui (La Quinta, CA) Posted: Feb 26, 2007 - 12:38 < Reply > -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- meloman wrote: This is the kind of song that someone like Jeremy Clarkson thinks "rocks." Who's Jeremy Clarkson? Who cares? On_The_Beach (Vancouver, Canada) Posted: Feb 26, 2007 - 12:36 < Reply > -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- meloman wrote: This is the kind of song that someone like Jeremy Clarkson thinks "rocks." whatever
Kurt_from_La_Qui wrote:
Who's Jeremy Clarkson? Who cares?
The big schmuck on BBC's "Top Gear"
meloman wrote:
This is the kind of song that someone like Jeremy Clarkson thinks "rocks."
Who's Jeremy Clarkson? Who cares?
meloman wrote:
This is the kind of song that someone like Jeremy Clarkson thinks "rocks."
whatever
This is the kind of song that someone like Jeremy Clarkson thinks "rocks."
slowhand wrote:
The Doves hit a homer with this...My favorite Doves tune. Excellent!
... give us five slowhand :high-five: excellent!
In my opinion, this is the best of the Doves' albums, owing to this song, Last Broadcast, Sulphur Man and Words. They SO need to tour stateside, already...
This is a great song, but can we hear something else from the Doves please?
This song gets a 9 from me. As far as the rest of the album goes, I wasn't all that impressed. The second track (Words), and the final track (this song) are excellent. The rest is pretty forgettable.
The Doves hit a homer with this...My favorite Doves tune. Excellent!
On_The_Beach wrote:
Hmm, I kinda like it. Can someone (who doesn't hate them) recommend their best CD?
I think this (the Last Broadcast) is their best. It's a toss-up though. Their first album (Lost Souls) is pretty damn fine too. I found their latest (Some Cities) disappointing, but only because it came after two such great albums.
oh yea, I would totally put Doves and Elbow above coldplay
Holzfaller wrote:
I love this more every time I hear it. Anybody know what the rest of the album is like?
The album has more anthems than the previous Lost Souls. This is my favourite. Consider also Elbow's second album A Cast of Thousands, similar music, great anthems and both from Manchester. Coldplay gets too much attention when there are many others out there.
Get down in the cornfields Stay till we're caught at last :hug:
I love this more every time I hear it. Anybody know what the rest of the album is like?
Very pleasing - this is on my X-mas list :)
Hmm, I kinda like it. Can someone (who doesn't hate them) recommend their best CD?
pretty good and very cool album cover
A truly magnificent song, lyrically and musically. Love the soaring Edge-like guitar...(and hear similarities to this in Awake Oh My Airplane -- well, I guess it must be just a tasty and irresistible run to make if you've got the gear, the chops, and the inspiration!)...
I really dig the Doves...but for some reason this one doesn't do it for me.
such a great song by such a great band :music:
realy good
Krispian wrote:
This set's so good, I gotta contribute some $$ to this fine station... 2:36 pm - Doves - Caught By The River 2:33 pm - Howling Bells - I'm Not Afraid 2:29 pm - I Am Kloot - Loch 2:25 pm - Vast - Thrown Away
Strange taste. That list does absolutely not tickle my good vibes. Avarage scores for these from me, as I can see: 3.0 I Am Kloot 2.5 Doves 2.4 Vast
This set's so good, I gotta contribute some $$ to this fine station... 2:36 pm - Doves - Caught By The River 2:33 pm - Howling Bells - I'm Not Afraid 2:29 pm - I Am Kloot - Loch 2:25 pm - Vast - Thrown Away
This set's so good, I gotta contribute $$ to this fine station... 2:36 pm - Doves - Caught By The River 2:33 pm - Howling Bells - I'm Not Afraid 2:29 pm - I Am Kloot - Loch 2:25 pm - Vast - Thrown Away
d-mac wrote:
What's with all the Coldplaya' haters? Somebody's been drinking that Haterade!
Haterade! Love it.
th3boon wrote:
where these guys really around before coldplay? because i really hate coldplay, almost as much as i hate u2, so that would make me happy. someone make me happy
What's with all the Coldplaya' haters? Somebody's been drinking that Haterade!
I think it is too loooooong but not a bad song!
oops - sorry for the bold in the last comment. Didn't mean to yell..
japanmoran wrote:
So this is where Coldplay got their sound?
nah, they got it from Catherine Wheel. They slowed it down and subbed pianos for guitars.
th3boon wrote:
where these guys really around before coldplay? because i really hate coldplay, almost as much as i hate u2, so that would make me happy. someone make me happy
You mean all that hating doesn't make you happy? :ask:
WTF, when did I rate this an 8? My "Now Playing" list must have been out of date.
where these guys really around before coldplay? because i really hate coldplay, almost as much as i hate u2, so that would make me happy. someone make me happy
So this is where Coldplay got their sound?
AlanCE wrote:
Yes you are missing something.
Agreed .... I love it!!
GChevy410 wrote:
Ok I have be able to not post anythign negative about these guys, but man every song I have heard from them is less than good...all have been extremely forgetable. Am I missing something? I dont think they are necessarily bad, but I just think they are monotonous (sp), grating, and unimpressive in every sense of the words, oh and they lack enthusiasm.
Yes you are missing something.