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Robert Plant — Song To The Siren
Album: Dreamland
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6.3

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Total ratings: 102









Released: 2002
Length: 5:47
Plays (last 30 days): 0
Long afloat on shipless ocean
I did all my best to smile
Till your singing eyes and fingers
Drew me loving to your isle

''Sail to me, sail to me
Let me enfold you
Here I am, here I am
Waiting to hold you''

Did I dream you dreamed about me?
Were you hare when I was fox?
Now my foolish boat is leaning
Broken lovelorn on your rocks

''Touch me not, touch me not
Oh, come back tomorrow
Oh my heart, oh my heart
Shies from the sorrow''

I am puzzled as a newborn baby
I'm as troubled as the tide
Should I stand amist the breakers?
Or should I lie with Death my bride?

''Swim to me, swim to me
Oh, come and let me enfold you
Here I am, here I am
Waiting to hold you''
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 fredriley wrote:
Not a patch on the This Mortal Coil version, not by a long, long chalk. Stick to rock, Plantie. 3 from the Nottingham jury.

Edit: sorry, make that a 2 - it really gets worse and more offensive as it goes on. Bring on Liz Fraser and her goose-pimple-inducing ethereal voice.

 
Given this is Robert Plant it distresses me enormously to agree with you  fredriley
 jenakle wrote:
Dave?
 
What is it, Hal?

Might not be bad if I were trying to relax, but not what I want to hear on a Monday morning. Perhaps everyone listening in parts of the world where it's evening might be enjoying this.
I think that this song iniiiiiiiiiiiiiiiiinadca;k;ladslcn ofa'd mmmmmmmmmmmm;... OOPS..I nodded off there.
Dave?
...always glad to hear this...
 HarrO wrote:
Bill hasn't played this tune in the last five and half years??
 
And now that we've heard it, we know why.

Not a patch on the This Mortal Coil version, not by a long, long chalk. Stick to rock, Plantie. 3 from the Nottingham jury.

Edit: sorry, make that a 2 - it really gets worse and more offensive as it goes on. Bring on Liz Fraser and her goose-pimple-inducing ethereal voice.

Bill hasn't played this tune in the last five and half years??
Excellent, only Plant can make a ballad sound \"ballsy.\" If only todays vocalists would try to emulate plant more.
Originally Posted by BLADERUNNER: what a horrible song, not worthy of a great singer like Mr. Plant :frustrated:
I think you'll find it's the singer, not the song. Plant should stick to what he's good at...which is...umm?....umm? :p
i actually fell asleep during this song....oh, Robert, how could you? what a horrible song, not worthy of a great singer like Mr. Plant. how about Immigrant Song, instead? :frustrated:
Originally Posted by Ngoziman: ... but you can't beat the original by Tim Buckley, who wrote it 35(!) years ago. I'll upload Tim's version - maybe Bill can play the versions head-to-head. No contest.
I'd be up for trying the original... as below.. I agree this is the worst I've heard it.. even the country version is better... yuck! I said *that* word (country) :D
One of my all-time favourites practically ruined. Plant should stick to songs within his vocal range. Elizabeth Fraser did an excellent version with This Mortal Coil, but you can't beat the original by Tim Buckley, who wrote it 35(!) years ago. I'll upload Tim's version - maybe Bill can play the versions head-to-head. No contest.
Makes me turn off radio paradise ... :(
Rock \'n\' roll/life on the road obviously took its toll. He has lost it, or I\'m not that easily impressed anymore, whatever, it just doesn\'t convince me.
Originally Posted by Hannio: Barf. Pure schmaltz. Might as well be listening to Lawrence Welk.
Ana 1, ana 2 ...
Barf. Pure schmaltz. Might as well be listening to Lawrence Welk.
I think it\'s lovely. Between this and his \"Darkness, Darkness\" cover, I think I need to buy this album.
Originally Posted by rgrace: Ugh... Plant singing a Coil song is pure slumming. He just makes me ill. :cry:
Agreed. Gives pap a bad name.
Hmmm.... :roll:
Ugh... Plant singing a Coil song is pure slumming. He just makes me ill. :cry:
I just can\'t rate it at 5 or above.. I don\'t like how people sing and quiver their voice like it adds some false emotion to their attempt.. can\'t stand it... but the one by.. um.. what\'s her name... anyway.. her nazle twang grates too.. so its 6 or 1/2 dozzen either way you\'d have it. :D
Originally Posted by Hannio: Boring, schmaltzy, pretentious. I can just imagine Plant singing in a smokey, sleazy lounge. Wearing red lipstick. Where's the barfing smiley?
I forgot to add banal.
Sorry, RPies, I just don\'t get it. He sounds so tired and washed to me. I think bobby is onea those try-to-sound-artsy kind of singers. Does absolutely nothing for me musically or artistically. Seems to me he tries WAY too hard to have a style, vs. just having a style and belting out a tune. Goes over like a Pb Dirigible.
Boring, schmaltzy, pretentious. I can just imagine Plant singing in a smokey, sleazy lounge. Wearing red lipstick. Where\'s the barfing smiley?
Originally Posted by Relayer: Damn...I don't care how old Bob Plant gets....he is still THE MAN!
Agreed! This is terrific , and I'm glad he came back. :D
Damn...I don\'t care how old Bob Plant gets....he is still THE MAN!
Wow. That\'s purrrrrrty. :clap:
Dang! A song for me and I just missed it !
Yes... Elizabeth Frasier\'s version of this on This Mortal Coil\'s first album is truly a thing of beauty. This is pretty damn nice too. Perhaps I should seek out the original.....
Whoaaoaoaoaoaoa. I did a complete retake, backup, whatever. This is one of my favourite songs when sung by Elizabeth Fraser of the Cocteau Twins, shimmeringly beautiful. This version is entirely different, but I think Robert Plant does it justice. Buckley deserves such singers of his songs.