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Madrugada — Majesty
Album: Grit
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Released: 2002
Length: 4:15
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So am I
Good or bad
The way that things did turn out
I did only make you sad

And we cried and we cried
On the phone
Oh but in my mind
You were never that all alone

Oh you were majesty
Your roads were heavy
And your longing was cut from bone

So am I
Am I good or bad
Could only awake your anger
I could only make you mad
Now was that how you showed me
That you were still so young and bold
Anyway those fights did drive me
And I was dying of thirst and I wasn't growin' old

Oh you were majesty
Your ropes were heavy
And your roads were very cold
Oh, oh, oh majesty

But in my mind
I could still climb inside your bed
And I could be victorious
Still the only man to pass to the glorious arch of your head, o-oh

Oh you were majesty
Your ropes were heavy
And your cheeks were very red

Oh you were majesty
And it's like I said
That spirit, is now dead

Oh, oh, oh Majesty
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I always hear "Now was that how you showed me
That you were still so young and bald". It's a curse!
 germartcasas wrote:
Madrugada means dawn in Spanish...
 
Actually it's a little more complicated and spooky than that!  'Madrugada' is the time between late night and early morning, just before dawn.  (Dawn is  more commonly translated as 'alba' or 'amanecer').   One of the best band names ever !  
10/10! Every freaking time! EFT
There is something about this song, that pulls you in. Mood maybe. Total 8 for me.
I love this song, but the live version is so much more passionate. I could listen to it all day.
Live version of this song is amazing! Take it for a ride...you will be a happy camper
Interesting sound!
Fabulous set this morning.



 fcatalao wrote:
saw them last week. absolutely brilliant.
 
Details!
saw them last week. absolutely brilliant.
When I live bad things in here, just be gentle and lady to myself is a personality. I prefer just drink water and eat bread instead of eating truth.
The band is back together and I see a bunch of shows in Europe are sold out.

When is the band coming to North America?

And who is replacing lead guitarist Robert Burås?
Masterpiece! One of the most beautiful voice in rock music!
Thanks for info about 2019 dates. Almost missed it. Got my ticket now.
Sure a masterpiece! We will see Madrugada in February in Paradiso Amsterdam. Can't wait.
A masterpiece. Though the live version is even more masterpiece-ful!

Wife and I are flying from CA to Norway to see the Madrugada show in February 2019...one of our all time favorite bands, thanks to Bill & Rebecca!
Great song to start the day :-) I like the live version better though, perhaps because I heard it first? {#Ask}
Such a beautiful song!  And what an amazing voice
What a voice.  Made me stop working and listen.  Has to be a 9.  
Increasing to  9 - O U T S T A N D I N G

I just bumped my rating to a 10.  And had this song come out a year earlier, and I had known about it, well, it totally matches the feelings I had for a certain female "friend" in mid-2001, the friend that I should have forgotten about by now and damn it I don't think I ever will.  Arrrgggg

Long Live RP!!


For me this is 8 - Most Excellent  TY Madrugada  and RP
 pinto wrote:

Almost like Kris Kristofferson meets Leonard Cohen

 
wow. that's pretty accurate!
 pumpkins3 wrote:
Dark and brooding. In other words, just perfect.

 
Almost like Kris Kristofferson meets Leonard Cohen
8->9
 mgkiwi wrote:
WONDERFUL - LIVE VERSION EVEN BETTER!!

 
agreed, man what a voice! {#Sunny}
majesty indeed

{#Dancingbanana_2}
Love this
 germartcasas@yahoo.com wrote:
Madrugada means dawn in Spanish...

 
Not quite correct, "Madrugada" is the time between midnight and the dawn, dawn is called "Amanecer". During the Madrugada a lot of interesting and mysterious things could happen.
Dark and brooding. In other words, just perfect.
Madrugada means dawn in Spanish...
Gotta admit, the live version is more powerful. Most bands would be envious of this...
I'd love to have this guys voice when I do Karaoke.  {#Whistle}
Good,  two points and three lines met
     Bad,  it only makes you sad
Yup, like this and love the live.   
an outstanding transmission of sound
 
WONDERFUL - LIVE VERSION EVEN BETTER!!
The sus2 (I think?) chord really makes the song for me
I bought the album on the basis of hearing this one track and am loving it. A fusion of Nick Cave and Counting Crows, meets The Doors ;-)
 
Love this song!
 DaidyBoy wrote:

Beautiful post, my friend, which covers both versions superbly.

 
Agreed with both of you guys!
 AndyJ wrote:
This version is a bit more reflective than the Live album... Same song can be sung as angry accusatory... Interestng comparisons... Thanks for both... I'm a more reflective type than angry. Anger closes too many doors permanently. Reflections offer an opportunity for learning and forgiveness...

 
Beautiful post, my friend, which covers both versions superbly.
 oddbod wrote:

Sighing,,,

 

triple sigh...
The subtle dissonance in the songs refrain is what makes this song so haunting and gorgeous.  
 

In the wee smmall hours watching cold rain in streetlight; I prefer this version... 

Mood, emotion, feelings change... Different versions for different nights and times...

BBoyes wrote:
The live album version has a lot more passion and energy. I prefer it to this studio production which seems dry, mostly flat, and plodding in comparison.
 

jb0nez wrote:
Wow I'd love to hear this live...bet it's amazing

 

 


 Bluesgrrl wrote:
{#Hearteyes}

His voice (sigh)

 
Sighing,,,
The live album version has a lot more passion and energy. I prefer it to this studio production which seems dry, mostly flat, and plodding in comparison.
 

jb0nez wrote:
Wow I'd love to hear this live...bet it's amazing

 


I guess a lot of listeners like this song, but it is OVERPLAYED.  Does this group have any other songs?
With all due respect to the Madrugada fans out there, I find this song annoyingly repetitive--both in lyrics and melody.  Monotonous and monotonic, if you ask me.  Sorry, just don't like it.  
:)+1  Cynaera wrote:
This version is good, but it doesn't rivet me to my chair and reduce me to tears of emotion like the live version. Still, the potential is there, and I really love Madrugada. I never would have known of them had I not checked into the RadioParadiseHotel (yeah, and I didn't even try to check out, because I knew I'd never leave.)

 

Bump:) totally agree with ann:) 7 here, 10 live  Pedro1874 wrote:

I knew Cynaera would have liked the live version better!  RIP Ann.  Keep her posts on the front page. {#Sunny}

 

{#Hearteyes}

His voice (sigh)
 nelamvr6 wrote:

The live version IS amazing, you can find it on their album "Live at Tralfamadore"




 
I dont' really apreciate the live version, little bit forced, prefer this one, more natural


Really like it, got a bit of a Nick Cave thing going down. Heck, I can imagine cave singing this.
 Nakigrrrl wrote:
anyone else hear Roger Whittaker?   {#Neutral}

 
It's RW 2.0
It's nice to hear a different version of this, but the live version (from "Live at the Tralfamadore") is incredibly powerful and well worth it!
The live version is much more powerful ... this version is almost sweet
 Nakigrrrl wrote:
anyone else hear Roger Whittaker?   {#Neutral}

 
"Un éléphant, sur mon balcon, je crois avoir perdu la raison"
 Sasha2001 wrote:
 
Stick around, Bill's got what feels like dozens of versions of this song.

 
The live version IS amazing, you can find it on their album "Live at Tralfamadore"



His voice is so soothing.


 jb0nez wrote:
Wow I'd love to hear this live...bet it's amazing

  
Stick around, Bill's got what feels like dozens of versions of this song.
{#Crown}

...pass through the glorious arch of your head....

 

 

so where does that come from?  Nice turn of phrase.


what a voice <3
Long time no hear - I LOVE this song!
Madrugada is definitely one band I would never have known were it not for RP.  {#Cheers}
Wow I'd love to hear this live...bet it's amazing
No comparison to the live version. Only gets a 6 the live version is God like.
anyone else hear Roger Whittaker?   {#Neutral}
Don't like it as much as the live version but damn, Sivert Hoyem has a beautiful and haunting voice!
Man, the weather is terrible, I can hear the Crab Slough fog horn from here . . . wait, it's just Madrugada again.
 Cynaera wrote:
This version is good, but it doesn't rivet me to my chair and reduce me to tears of emotion like the live version. Still, the potential is there, and I really love Madrugada. I never would have known of them had I not checked into the RadioParadiseHotel (yeah, and I didn't even try to check out, because I knew I'd never leave.)
 
I knew Cynaera would have liked the live version better!  RIP Ann.  Keep her posts on the front page. {#Sunny}
this version = 10
live version = 10
 Tippster wrote:
Live version = 9

This version = 8
 



I agree
Funny enough, I like the Live version better - so Not like me lol!
Live version = 9
This version = 8
This version is a bit more reflective than the Live album... Same song can be sung as angry accusatory... Interestng comparisons... Thanks for both... I'm a more reflective type than angry. Anger closes too many doors permanently. Reflections offer an opportunity for learning and forgiveness...
 jagdriver wrote:

Some of their stuff is palatable, but RP overplayed this track a couple of years ago to the point that it now ranks alongside Hotel California, Layla, Stairway To Heaven, Lola and Freebird as tracks I never need to hear again. In short, it's been "Clear Channeled."
 
Blasphemer.
I am with you lot  - !!!
 

lily34 wrote:

yes. yes. yes.
 


No wonder she dumped his depressing ass.
 agkagk wrote:

Yes, the love version takes it up a notch
 
i thought that for a long time. but this morning, the studio version is doing it for me.
 laozilover wrote:
{#Clap}I just upgraded my rating from 9 to 10.  The lyrics bother me, though.  I get the drift, but the precise meaning?  Anyone?  Beuhler?
 

Sex with a unique meeting of minds?  Fleeting but glorious.  

Makes me think of Steven Wilson's lyrics about sex as just another way of passing time. 


Wow, first time I've heard the studio version.  Soooooo much better than the live dreck, with his godawful caterwauling.  Thanks for playing this one instead. 
 d48m02h1918 wrote:
Sorry, not a fan {#No}
 
Some of their stuff is palatable, but RP overplayed this track a couple of years ago to the point that it now ranks alongside Hotel California, Layla, Stairway To Heaven, Lola and Freebird as tracks I never need to hear again. In short, it's been "Clear Channeled."
ambelively goooooddddddddddddddddddddddddddddd !!!
thanks thanks thanks for this {#Group-hug}
Totally enjoy both versions!{#Clap}
Sorry, not a fan {#No}
 rommi wrote:
It's a blast every time! Thank you RP! :)
 

It's a blast every time! Thank you RP! :)
 DigitalJer wrote:
bill, you can play this once a day (live version, too!) and I still wouldn't tire of it. Perfection.
 
yes. yes. yes.
PSD stat...
bill, you can play this once a day (live version, too!) and I still wouldn't tire of it. Perfection.
 nevar23 wrote:
Love this song, but I feel obligated to go and listen to the live version now. {#Meditate}
 


Yes, the live version takes it up a notch

Wow, this band is growing on me... Gotta get me sum {#Clap}
{#Clap}
 djblitz wrote:
I'm going through a breakup......you're killin' me today, Bill. 
 
Don't listen to PJ's "Black" then....

 
gets me every time.
Can I say this song, these lyrics, this voice... is Prozac for chicks?
Great song, but as others said LIVE version is godlike, from another planet...
Not sure why it took me so long to realize how awesome this song is!  One of those chords are just perfect...I think it's a sus2?  Maybe a maj7?  Couldn't turn it up loud enough at work to hear it well, but it has a beautiful, 'tense' sound to it!
Love this song, but I feel obligated to go and listen to the live version now. {#Meditate}
Majestically boring...

          {#Meditate}
that is a matter of opinion...depends on your mood.  This version is a bit more on the 'gentle' side. wolverine wrote:
First time hearing this and i'm loving it, too bad i can't unhear it and have another first time hearing experience for such a excellent song.
I guess i'll have to wait to hear the live version to have my first again (based on the comments here, the live one is better) i can't wait!
 

Norway in our hearts

This song, A SOLID NINE

First time hearing this and i'm loving it, too bad i can't unhear it and have another first time hearing experience for such a excellent song.
I guess i'll have to wait to hear the live version to have my first again (based on the comments here, the live one is better) i can't wait!
 Cynaera wrote:

Very well-stated.  I agree completely! {#Yes}
 

YESSSS !   {#High-five}
 stevano wrote:
I second all the "Live Version Is Better!" votes. This version has an almost "unplugged" honesty and poetic beauty – but the live version gives it the godlike power. Thanks Bill, for giving us both!
 
Very well-stated.  I agree completely! {#Yes}
I'm going through a breakup......you're killin' me today, Bill. 
{#Clap}I just upgraded my rating from 9 to 10.  The lyrics bother me, though.  I get the drift, but the precise meaning?  Anyone?  Beuhler?


I second all the "Live Version Is Better!" votes. This version has an almost "unplugged" honesty and poetic beauty – but the live version gives it the godlike power. Thanks Bill, for giving us both!
Love this tune, but the live version is much better (which I also heard first on RP!)

 wenatchee wrote:
The live version really carries the emotion and soul, and by comparison this version now seems somewhat underwhelming.
 

But these are the seeds man, these are the seeds
As a fellow commentator said on this forum, although referring to another track...dude can sing
Just found this (relatively) new post on youtube, says it's the live from tralfamadore version, may be worth checking out since that version seems impossible to find in the US.   https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=KirfeA0JzbA&feature=related
I really like this song, going for the album for sure now!
such a great song, still noving it!!!!!
Oh my gosh, this gives me goose-bumps. Wonderful.
love this
thanks RP
go get the album and be prepared to be surprised!
{#Notworthy}
Oh, majesty...
8->9 excellent song but this version is not quite as powerful as the live version, which is simply off the charts, beyond category, beyond rating