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Poe — Hey Pretty
Album: Haunted
Avg rating:
7.2

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Total ratings: 1611









Released: 2000
Length: 3:33
Plays (last 30 days): 2
Well it's 3 am I'm out here riding again
Through the wicked, winding streets of my world
I make a wrong turn, break it
Now i'm too far gone
I've got a siren on my tail
And that ain't the fine I'm lookin for

I see a stairway so I follow it down
Into the belly of a whale where my secrets echo all around
You know me now, but to do better than that
You got to follow me
Boy I'm trying to show you where I'm at

Hey pretty, don't you wanna take a ride with me
Through my world
Hey pretty, don't you wanna kick and slide
Through my world

Well I got a mind full of wicked designs
I got a non-stop hole in my head-imagination
I'm in a building that has 2000 floors
And when they all fall down
I think you know it's you they're fallin for

I can't forget I am my sole architect
I built the shadows here
I built the growlin voice I fear
You add it up, but to do better than that
You got to follow me
Boy I'm trying to show you where i'm at

Hey pretty, don't you wanna take a ride with me
Through my world
Hey pretty, don't you wanna kick and slide
Through my world

Hey pretty, my pretty baby
Rock it through my world
Hey pretty, my pretty baby
Rock it through my world

Hey now can't you feel me longing
(do you get the gist of this song now)
Hey now can't you feel me
Feel me

Hey pretty, hey pretty, hey pretty baby
Don't you wanna take a ride with me
Don't you wanna take a ride with me
My baby
Don't you wanna take a ride with me
My pretty baby
My baby
Don't you wanna
Rock it through my world
Don't you wanna take a ride with me
My baby
Don't you wanna
My baby
Don't you wanna take a ride with me
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 am wrote:
This entire album is incredibly stunning and powerful. Such raw emotion and for good reason.
 
Yeah, she’s basically a genius I think. Musically, lyrically. Oh, almost forgot she produced it too.
This is so Garbage-like. 
 maboleth wrote:
Reminds me a bit on Garbage and Shirley, especially their first album.
 
Exactly what I was thinking.
Poe, what a mystery artist, great album wish she had more
This entire album is incredibly stunning and powerful. Such raw emotion and for good reason.
awesome!


Poe and Aimee Mann.  Two peas in the same pod?  And a tasty, musically creative, pod it be, too.  {#Dance}

Highlow
American Net'Zen
One word to describe this song:  Yummy! {#Hearteyes}
Wiki link needs to be changed to this,... https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Poe_(singer)


Haha! Bill played earlier "Jeff Talmadge — Take a Drive with Me" and now this {#Cheers} {#Dancingbanana_2}
i'm liking this more and more
getting a lot of play for 16 yo cd
glad of it
 

Reminds me a bit on Garbage and Shirley, especially their first album.
Excellent, coming after Goldfrapp's Annabel! Both are fabulous, expressive artists with incredible minds, amazing lyrics, & sexy voices!
I've got a siren on my tail and that ain't the fun I'm lookin for

Love that line.  Reminds me of my impetuous youth, in the days before cruise control.
nice....i'll take a ride....
 fredriley wrote:
 The remix of this song with her brother is even better, IMO.
  I agree, Fred.
And doesn't it omit the "get the gist of the song" lyric as well? Which I think is a good thing.


 unclehud wrote:
Great guitar work, nice hooks, well-produced, and a voice that strikes me perfectly.  10, baby.

 
self produced with help using ProTools iirc
 RascalRhyme wrote:

Thanks Passion ... I'll check her out further ~ cool

 

 passsion8 wrote:
Number 1 (with a bullet!) of the all-time best "play it all the way through" albums. Over 13 years old and still holds up. Such a shame she's been stymied.

 

Number 1 (with a bullet!) of the all-time best "play it all the way through" albums. Over 13 years old and still holds up. Such a shame she's been stymied.
Bump 8 -->9  Forgot how much I love this song!
Great guitar work, nice hooks, well-produced, and a voice that strikes me perfectly.  10, baby.
Never heard of Poe. The wiki article on the nightmare of her recording contract explains why. 
The album cover is fabulous. Song's pretty good too.
One of my favorite albums to listen to when I paint.
I thought it was Garbage too!!! 

And, though Poe has been around for years, I am still undecided whether or not I like her.. It is sort of like she stole the sound of Shirely Manson, who I have been listening to, happily since the mid 90s.

Its just weird. Even the band has that Garbage-y sort of darker side of the night sound.
 I also thought it was Garbage...does anyone know if there is a connection?

mostling wrote:
I so thought this was Garbage. Now I have to reprogram the catalog in my mind.

 


Never knew what a -huge- Poe fan I am until hearing on RP. Love this song/album.
 coloradojohn wrote:
I always thought that this amazing artist should have gotten way, way more attention than she has so far.  This album helped me get through a very tough time in my life...and not only that, I turned a lot of people onto it, then and also since.  I wish her the best, forever!

 
Love Poe too. I believe she ran into problems with her label. This was a great album though.
I always thought that this amazing artist should have gotten way, way more attention than she has so far.  This album helped me get through a very tough time in my life...and not only that, I turned a lot of people onto it, then and also since.  I wish her the best, forever!
 Tippster wrote:

He looks like Tyrion Lannister in that picture.

 
I get a bit of that, too!
 rdo wrote:

Believe it or not, Poe was considered a strikingly handsome man, according to firsthand reports.

 
Operative work "strikingly."  {#Wink}
I would suggest reading the Wiki page on Poe. Classic tale of an artist getting f*d by the system. 
 rdo wrote:

Believe it or not, Poe was considered a strikingly handsome man, according to firsthand reports.
 
He looks like Tyrion Lannister in that picture.
I so thought this was Garbage. Now I have to reprogram the catalog in my mind.
 MojoJojo wrote:
The picture on the Wikipedia page is NOT flattering!  
 
 

 
Believe it or not, Poe was considered a strikingly handsome man, according to firsthand reports.
 ziakut wrote:
A little eyeliner would do some good....
 
This woman would be gorgeous even if she shaved her eyebrows and lashes off.  Eyeliner?  Duh!?!
nice, kinda sorta reminds me of shirley manson and garbage
We be jammin'! {#Dancingbanana_2}
A little eyeliner would do some good....
Somewhat repetitive sound...
Sure, tons of production, but what a entirely boring voice. . . .
Thought this was Manson and Garbage, had to look in.

Hmmmm...
Damn, I love her voice.
Had a crush on Annie in college but never had the nerve (she was the artsy girl that always seemed hard to approach for this country boy) ... then fell in love with her music nearly 10 years later when this album was released, which happened to coincide with the loss of my father.   Another 10+ years and the music is still moving, touching, and sexy all at the same time.   Thanks to RP for giving me something that I continue to enjoy and is still "haunting" (reminds me of the period after the tragic loss of my father).    Hope that she finds success fighting the recording industry.  
 fredriley wrote:
Truly the cougar's anthem :o). Oh, where were women like this when I was a pretty, and pretty horny, boy? You can take me for a ride any time, Poe. 9 from the smitten Nottingham jury {#Hearteyes}

The album as a whole is a solid 10, and very moving, written as it was after the death of her father. I'm not ashamed to admit that I was blubbing as the last track faded away. This woman knows how to write songs and express emotion. The remix of this song with her brother is even better, IMO.

 

His part in that song is a passage from his book "House of Leafs," the book and this album are companion pieces.
 unclehud wrote:
Don't care how many times I hear this — or any Poe.  Each time I melt anew.
 
melt ... ooze ... slip and slide to the floor ... "Hey Pretty, I'd LOVE to take a ride with you ..."


 unclehud wrote:
Don't care how many times I hear this — or any Poe.  Each time I melt anew.
 
no kidding...

Don't care how many times I hear this — or any Poe.  Each time I melt anew.
I got a siren on my tail and that's not the fine I'm lookin' for !
Hard to believe it's been 11 years since this rocked my world — and wow, I still FEEL that gal's purr grab me, every time, like the first!
umm sure Annie...
 jjbix wrote:
POE, you ain't that pretty . . .
 
I'm sure she's quite heartbroken that you think so.

always liked Poe
 No_Where_Man wrote:
Dear POE,

It's time for a new ride ..... "Don't you want to take a ride with me?  {#Hearteyes} Do you get the jest of the song?
 
*gist
This is still a great album.
This album has a bunch of great songs.  I picked it up used at Amazon for ten cents.  Click from RP, of course.
EARWORM ALERT!
Truly the cougar's anthem :o). Oh, where were women like this when I was a pretty, and pretty horny, boy? You can take me for a ride any time, Poe. 9 from the smitten Nottingham jury {#Hearteyes}

The album as a whole is a solid 10, and very moving, written as it was after the death of her father. I'm not ashamed to admit that I was blubbing as the last track faded away. This woman knows how to write songs and express emotion. The remix of this song with her brother is even better, IMO.

 jjbix wrote:
POE, you ain't that pretty . . .
 

Actually she is, sadly I cannot stand her voice though.{#No}
 JBarDom wrote:
The sound of early 70's and hanky-panky....
 
{#Stupid}

A solid 8 for me.

 JBarDom wrote:
The sound of early 70's and hanky-panky....
 
To each his own.  I would never have described this as early 70s or hanky-panky.  It's an 8 for me.  If you like this tune, give the entire CD a listen.  Many more really good tunes...

The sound of early 70's and hanky-panky....
OK, call me a perv, but "...take a slide through my world"; Yowee!! I love it!
 
Great video for this tune
Poe,
your whisper
brings salty aromas
from the sea
early in the morning
by the shores of a
remote caribbean island {#Devil_pimp}
{#Cheesygrin}....lol @  MojoJojo wrote:
The picture on the Wikipedia page is NOT flattering!  
 
 

 

 MojoJojo wrote:
The picture on the Wikipedia page is NOT flattering!  
 
 
  Hey, that's what the Rock and Roll life  style will do to you — She's not looking as bad a Keith Richards though....


Dear POE,

It's time for a new ride ..... "Don't you want to take a ride with me?  {#Hearteyes} Do you get the jest of the song?
The picture on the Wikipedia page is NOT flattering!  
 
 


 bokey wrote:

And they taste like chicken.
 
Waaaaahaaaa!!!! 

 SmackDaddy wrote:


So all Russion women look the same?
 
And they taste like chicken.

 TravelRat wrote:

I agree.  Maybe those who think she's unattractive are into Barbie girls...in which case, you should come to Russia.  Even here in Siberia, women are very fashionable, although totally not my taste—a little too done up.  However, they're pretty.  Women like Poe, Shirley Mansfield, etc. have a more interesting physical express of themselves, IMO.  I don't mean to trash Russian women at all, btw—they're great—just not my personal physical "type," whatever that is...
 

So all Russion women look the same?
I think I like the other version with the guys' narrative included.
And that "do you get the gist of the song now" thing just ruins it. Let the innuendo speak for itself.Otherwise it ain't innuendo. "Next time don't be so f***ing eager!"  

 Droidac wrote:
Mmmm, yummy!
 
I agree.  Maybe those who think she's unattractive are into Barbie girls...in which case, you should come to Russia.  Even here in Siberia, women are very fashionable, although totally not my taste—a little too done up.  However, they're pretty.  Women like Poe, Shirley Mansfield, etc. have a more interesting physical express of themselves, IMO.  I don't mean to trash Russian women at all, btw—they're great—just not my personal physical "type," whatever that is...
 musikalia wrote:



I disagree.

  Mmmm, yummy!


 Mandible wrote:
Where did Poe go? Is she still making music?
 
She's waiting out a dispute with her old record label.   Seems they won't let her use the name so she's been recording with others (such as Conjure One). 


 jjbix wrote:
POE, you ain't that pretty . . .
 


I disagree.

I may have just fallen in love ...

edit:  "Artist Website" link is broken.  Try this one ...   www.realpoe.com


Yeah, yours' or mine, nah, better make it yours' this time............
Where's 11?
Love the sultry, gravelly, dirty vocals.  *8*
Leaning toward ten.  Poe out the ride.  "Hey pretty, would you like to take a ride with me?"  Man or woman addressed, this is an inside outer and tuff.  Like Poe a lot 

Poe IS pretty... saw her in concert and she is an amazing performer... her music rocks too!
 frankp74 wrote:
Sounds like Garbage. I think is Garbage when this song starts playing. {#Mrgreen}
 
Funny you should say that. She sounds exactly like Shirley Manson to me. {#Cowboy}
POE, you ain't that pretty . . .
such a cool tune. up to 9 for me

Where did Poe go? Is she still making music?
I think I like the poetry version with her brother better.
Quite likeable.
Three tres cool ladies all in row - thanks, Bill!

11:56 Poe - Hey Pretty
11:53 Emiliana Torrini - Jungle Drum
11:49 Björk - Human Behavior
Smooth emotions...ok for the moment
Sounds like Garbage. I think is Garbage when this song starts playing. {#Mrgreen}
Fluid and multi-layered with great skill, and a sexy moody feel. 
I like it a lot! 
I like this song, but there is a noise in it that has a very cell phone ring quality to it and it is driving me nuts.
Very glad to hear this still in rotation. Such a shame she has been out of adding to it, though.

it's funny.

i like this.
wow, i was just thinking of this song earlier today. i'm like psychic and stuff. ^_^
:hug: oh hell yes!
House of Leaves - perfect reading for the season!!!
I much prefer this version to the spoken-word version. The spoken-word part unmusical and distracting. Maybe Poe's brother should learn to sing, or at least rap.
I never was a fan of this song. I am an old school "Hello" Poe fan. Johnny, angry Johnny.....
I prefer the Drive By version with her brother reading, but both songs are great. Now I need to read House of Leaves and put up with the double vision. I wish I could get an e-book of it.
This album just showed up in the mail yesterday from LaLa... outstanding stuff. It's extremely personal, if you read through the liner notes. The whole thing revolves around her father who died a little while back. She interjected samples of his voice from old recordings into transition tracks throughout the album. Worth picking up.
The version with the guy talking, much better =) Oscar
More cool stuff from her. I'm sold.
I love that slow down in the middle of the song...nice change of pace
Sounds a bit like Garbage - the band that is
Where you been then? Go on tell us!!!! Yo bad for leavin like that! Sobient wrote:
im back! :) Hmm, so for my first rating in months; Poe - Hey Pretty. Sounds somewhat like Garbage with a undertone of some portishead at some very small parts. edit: And of course some ana garbarec. Overall...7/10.
Walrus_Gumbo wrote:
Download from Limewire and transfer to your Ipod. It's pretty easy.
Thanks! But they just added it to iTunes.
I love this album! Predatory Chick music...hah! Time for some Man Munchin'! :heartkiss:
pannaramma wrote:
I wish this were available to put on my ipod
Download from Limewire and transfer to your Ipod. It's pretty easy.
I enjoy this song very much, but have to admit that I prefer the alternate version. I think it's listed as a bonus track on the lp. :sunny:
mojoman wrote:
Would those be tennis balls or basketballs?
BRASS.
dmax wrote:
You know, this album is special to me. BUT That whole fan base weirdness around her, Poe Psychos and her relation to it and so forth - it really cheapens this and saddens me, really.
:question: What are you talking about?
i LIKE her. 8
i liked this album before i read house of leaves, but now I LOVE IT.
I wish this were available to put on my ipod