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Supergrass — Can't Get Up
Album: Life On Other Planets
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6.8

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Total ratings: 1308









Released: 2002
Length: 3:55
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Waking up on a Sunday
I've been riding for a night or two
Looking out of the window
I'm so tired another drink will do
I'm just living a story
Like I heard it on a 45
There's no one here to rely on
It's the sign that makes me wonder why

Well I can't get up no more
Though I tried standing in a forest of reasons
Well I can't get up no more
Though I tried standing in a forest of reasons

Driving into the sun light
I've been thinking about a better life
There nothing left to delight in
It's a sign we ain't got it right
Fading out on the highway
California coming into sight
There's no one here to rely on
It's the sign that makes me wonder why

Well I can't get up no more
Though I tried standing in a forest of reasons
Well I can't get up no more
Though I tried standing in a forest of reasons

Like a moth to a candle
Driven to the naked flame
Murder on the news and blood on the streets again

Well I can't get up no more
Though I tried standing in a forest of reasons
Well I can't get up no more
Though I tried standing in a forest of reasons
Standing in a forest of reasons
Standing in a forest of reasons
Standing in a forest of reasons
Standing in a forest of reasons

Standing in a forest of reasons
Standing in a forest of reasons
Standing in a forest of reasons
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 h8rhater wrote:

Sounds like you lived through the 70's, but completely missed out on them.  Maybe you were still living in the '50s.

Here's hoping they "mashed" it all together in the comfy back seat of a '74 Newport.

Image result for 74 chrysler
 
Man, I was too young to really enjoy the 70's...must have been a great time to have been in high school & college...sigh
 unclehud wrote:

Wonder how many RP listeners understand this:

I'm just living a story
Like I heard it on a 45
 
And we had to pay for it!
 Proclivities wrote:
Most listeners here probably knew the '70s, but the McRib wasn't introduced until the 1980s.
 
Wonder how many RP listeners understand this:

I'm just living a story
Like I heard it on a 45
 Cueburned wrote:
You know, I knew the 70's when they were unspeakably lame as opposed to funny and campy. The cover art is a dead giveaway of what the band was thinking. Look, if creativity is knowing what to steal these guys made off the with a McDonalds Cherry pie, a Shamrock Shake and a McRib and then mashed them together in the backseat of a 74 Chrysler.
 
 

Most listeners here probably knew the '70s, but the McRib wasn't introduced until the 1980s.
 Ears_of_Stone wrote:
"Standing in a forest of rhizomes"
 

Awesome! 
When I hear the first line of the chorus, the written lyrics seem to be missing the word "it" after the word "get".
 Cueburned wrote:
You know, I knew the 70's when they were unspeakably lame as opposed to funny and campy. The cover art is a dead giveaway of what the band was thinking. Look, if creativity is knowing what to steal these guys made off the with a McDonalds Cherry pie, a Shamrock Shake and a McRib and then mashed them together in the backseat of a 74 Chrysler.
 
 

???

Are you thinking of Super-tramp?
This is Super-grass!
They're both Brit bands, but about 25 years apart.
So maybe it would be a Bakewell tart, a cuppa tea and a bacon sarnie mashed up in the back seat of a 70's  Cortina (or Noughties Cosworth)?
 Cueburned wrote:
You know, I knew the 70's when they were unspeakably lame as opposed to funny and campy. The cover art is a dead giveaway of what the band was thinking. Look, if creativity is knowing what to steal these guys made off the with a McDonalds Cherry pie, a Shamrock Shake and a McRib and then mashed them together in the backseat of a 74 Chrysler.
 

 
Sounds like you lived through the 70's, but completely missed out on them.  Maybe you were still living in the '50s.

Here's hoping they "mashed" it all together in the comfy back seat of a '74 Newport.

Image result for 74 chrysler
This one always makes me find a spark, crank the vol, and get myself right up to Standard Orbit And Then Some. True musical gold!
Not a big fan of Brit Pop, but this song is really good. A solid 8.

You know, I knew the 70's when they were unspeakably lame as opposed to funny and campy. The cover art is a dead giveaway of what the band was thinking. Look, if creativity is knowing what to steal these guys made off the with a McDonalds Cherry pie, a Shamrock Shake and a McRib and then mashed them together in the backseat of a 74 Chrysler.
 


                               Nope.


 

 Jelani wrote:
I love this song.

 
Right there with ya Jelani!
I love this song.
great song!
I'm right there with ya FatPants -
Still love this one.  Simply amazing
 
An amazing song from an amazing band.  I miss Supergrass but Gaz's new stuff is great.
This has to be one of Bill G. favorite bands, eh Mr. Goldsmith!
 molson wrote:
Does anybody hear, "Riding The Storm Out" by REO??

 
More than a little… every time I hear this song start I get a pang to hear "Riding the Storm Out" instead.. 
 molson wrote:
Does anybody hear, "Riding The Storm Out" by REO??

 
Fortunately, I don't remember that song, but this song sounds like of a lot of different 1970s artists to me.
 Ears_of_Stone wrote:
"Standing in a forest of rhizomes"

 
{#Roflol}
 Ears_of_Stone wrote:
"Standing in a forest of rhizomes"

 
Yes. Grass roots.
 molson wrote:
Does anybody hear, "Riding The Storm Out" by REO??

 
Yeah, a little.
Does anybody hear, "Riding The Storm Out" by REO??
overplayed
Agree... They get a dancing banana!!!  {#Dancingbanana}
Gaz
Throwing some love Supergrass' way.

They were a terrific band and I miss them. 
sorry, but this is just awful
 Ears_of_Stone wrote:
"Standing in a forest of rhizomes"
 

Thanks, dude. I now have coffee on my keyboard.
Posted: Jul 24, 2011 - 03:11 < Reply >

 Cynaera wrote:
I hate all these references to stuff rolled up... I live in a state where gambling and prostitution is legal, but smoking anything other than tobacco will net a prison sentence.... GAH!
 
I live in Holland, and can buy it just down the road, and smoke on the street, but I don't care for it anymore. Love this song though!! 7.

i live in texas where we make our money incarcerating the criminals and taxing the carcinogens

Whenever I see the band name I get excited thinking it will be bluegrass.  Then I am always horribly disappointed.  This band is horribly disappointing.
"Standing in a forest of rhizomes"
All that background engineering is annoying. Complete lack of restraint. Boing boing boing sounds going from one side of the aural landscape to the other — cool! Not!
 Cynaera wrote:
I hate all these references to stuff rolled up... I live in a state where gambling and prostitution is legal, but smoking anything other than tobacco will net a prison sentence.... GAH!
 
I live in Holland, and can buy it just down the road, and smoke on the street, but I don't care for it anymore. Love this song though!! 7.
entire cd  stands up quite well...had it in heavy rotation for a while..
{#Clap}
 Businessgypsy wrote:
Baby_M wrote:
This just rolls.  I like it.
 One rolled supergrass, comin' up!

  I hate all these references to stuff rolled up... I live in a state where gambling and prostitution is legal, but smoking anything other than tobacco will net a prison sentence.... GAH!

 coolpeople_rule wrote:
Supergrass is smokin'!!
 Baby_M wrote:
This just rolls.  I like it.
 One rolled supergrass, comin' up!

can't believe they've split up!!! Very grateful to RP for keepin the 'grass alive...
Nice!  {#Dancingbanana}
 calray wrote:
lyracists? there is no place for hate on the radio!
 
haha

the contrast with slow cheetah today couldn't be worse for the red hot chili peppers

 4merdj wrote:
Supregrass rocks, man! {#Dancingbanana_2}
 


They totally stole the opening notes from Vandenberg's "Burning Heart"
Great song, even with the very Partridge Family-like chorus.
 4merdj wrote:
Supregrass rocks, man! {#Dancingbanana_2}
 

Supergrass is smokin'!!
Supregrass rocks, man! {#Dancingbanana_2}
This just rolls.  I like it.
When I first heard the synthesizer, I thought it was my stomach growling.  {#Eyes}
 MojoJojo wrote:

 
I wonder if they serve Kool-Aid on that bus?
 SuperWeh wrote:

same experience here, when I first heard supergrass about ten years ago I wasn't that impressed. The stuff they've been putting out over the past few years is seriously good though, probably some of the best rock music around today, great musicianship too!
 
exactly 
These guys are (or were) big in Europe but they still haven't got their due in North America...well it could still happen.
 Photo-John wrote:
Supergrass has been around a long, long time, haven't they? I remember that they were ok, about ten years ago. What happened? They kick ass now.
 
same experience here, when I first heard supergrass about ten years ago I wasn't that impressed. The stuff they've been putting out over the past few years is seriously good though, probably some of the best rock music around today, great musicianship too!

if they made versions "covers" would be more still acceptable -  

** 4 / 5 **


 Photo-John wrote:
Supergrass has been around a long, long time, haven't they? I remember that they were ok, about ten years ago. What happened? They kick ass now.
 
Like a redwine, needing some years to get GOOD

Can't get up...due to super grass!
Anyone hear their new one? Just came out, and I am waiting to be able to fit it into my new lean budget.
SuperWeh wrote:
the intro reminds me a bit of vandenberg's burning heart
Exactly. At first I thought it was a cover... Click: Vandenberg
the delay on the word 'get' makes it sound like "can't get it up no more" -would be a great jingle for viagra.
standing in a forested region? *gets ears checked*
celadonstone wrote: LOL! I watched this commercial with the music playing in the background.....it was like "Black Sabbath at 78!" "I saw GOD, man!" Cheech and Chong would be proud! A solid 8.
7 to an 8. Like fine wine.
Tux wrote:
He sounds like Bono
Formulaic, predictable, over-produced...I love it!!!
physicsgenius wrote:
I can't believe they made that MedicAlert commercial into a song.
hahaha
pkimbrel wrote:
I need to get internet for my car. This stuff just doesn't get any rotation on the air. Why? This would rock on the airwaves. Thanks RP!
Stream the previous day of RP to an MP3 file and go portable.
SO GOOD! This group is now among my faves... Dig it!
themotion wrote:
... so many points for that comment ... that commercial is golden.
(click here)
I need to get internet for my car. This stuff just doesn't get any rotation on the air. Why? This would rock on the airwaves. Thanks RP!
Supergrass has been around a long, long time, haven't they? I remember that they were ok, about ten years ago. What happened? They kick ass now.
physicsgenius wrote:
I can't believe they made that MedicAlert commercial into a song.
... so many points for that comment ... that commercial is golden.
garoo1980 wrote:
I honestly thought it was "I can't it up no more" Glad its not. They're much better lyracists than I am
lyracists? there is no place for hate on the radio! :snooty:
physicsgenius wrote:
I can't believe they made that MedicAlert commercial into a song.
The B-side is 'The Clapper'.
NiceGuy2005 wrote:
Help I've fallen...and I can't get up! :wink:
I honestly thought it was "I can't it up no more" Glad its not. They're much better lyracists than I am
mamerjamer wrote:
What a great sounding group! I especially love this song, but the whole CD "Life on Other Planets" is awesome as well. The "Supergrass is 10" CD is also excellent.
Yes they got a great full sound, good harmonies and catchy tunes. I love the album "In it for the money" to bits! :drummer: :drummer:
mamerjamer wrote:
This song on Radio Paradise turned me on to Supergrass. What a great sounding group! I especially love this song, but the whole CD "Life on Other Planets" is awesome as well. The "Supergrass is 10" CD is also excellent. Glad they didn't take Steven Spielberg up on his offer to make a movie about them.
huh? Steven Spielberg was going to make a movie about them or starring them?
This song on Radio Paradise turned me on to Supergrass. What a great sounding group! I especially love this song, but the whole CD "Life on Other Planets" is awesome as well. The "Supergrass is 10" CD is also excellent. Glad they didn't take Steven Spielberg up on his offer to make a movie about them.
Thank you, We're Supergrass!
An RP classic. I still dig it - upped my rating from 7 to 8, since it must be pretty good if I still enjoy hearing it after maaaany plays.
A forest of reasons why I like this one...
I can't believe they made that MedicAlert commercial into a song.
If you dig this pick up the whole album, you will not be disappointed. "Only In It For The Money" is also a good one from these guys, similar vibe.
RTFO RP!!!
That must be a strain I have never heard of...
Help I've fallen...and I can't get up! :wink:
Yikes!!! Supergrass?? Think I'll have the soup.
Collest Band most people have never heard of !
trekhead wrote:
MAN!!! He sounds like Bono....good.
Ooh, you are right. Turns my 5 into a 4.
MAN!!! He sounds like Bono....good.
This band produces some of the most driving, yet elegant rock out there. More Supergrass, please.
Is "2" Underrated? Don't think so. You can't cheer me up with this. He sounds like Bono: bad A forest of reasons not to like this band
Another solid song from this very UNDERATED band.
ncmtnbiker wrote:
When this song starts, I think I'm about to be subjected to Bon Jovi's "Dead or Alive". Thank god that's not the case.
I admit, I did too! :oops: But I like Supergrass!!! 8)
........thankyouthatsilencehadmescared..............
Fantastic tune from a great band.
ncmtnbiker wrote:
When this song starts, I think I'm about to be subjected to Bon Jovi's "Dead or Alive". Thank god that's not the case.
Funny, I was thinking the same thing when it came on this AM.
Starts out like Bad Co's "Ready for Love." Not bad!
Quality track
ncmtnbiker wrote:
When this song starts, I think I'm about to be subjected to Bon Jovi's "Dead or Alive". Thank god that's not the case.
Yeah.... In and Out of love, Bad Medicine, or Runaway would be much better!!
When this song starts, I think I'm about to be subjected to Bon Jovi's "Dead or Alive". Thank god that's not the case.
Roverfish wrote:
Jellyfish, is that you? Nice. :clap:
I wish! But this will do..... great song.....
NICKNAME wrote: THE CORRECT ANSWER IS 5
Pipes wrote:
In the real world it would be at least a 7!
Yeah,....but this one goes to 11!!!!!!!!!!
NICKNAME wrote:
THE CORRECT ANSWER IS 5
In the real world it would be at least a 7!
Roverfish wrote:
Jellyfish, is that you? Nice. :clap:
I agree!! I dig the fish and I dig the grass.
I love this album! Time to play a different song from it though. This one seems to be on daily rotation this week.
rgj13 wrote:
Punk? :stupid: Nothing on this album is punk in my book. Power-pop of a certain sort. I'm probably having aural hallucinations again, but I do hear some Ramones behind some of the songs, so...well, that means something, though I'm in no position to say what. I like the Ramones a lot, but, like, what the hell were they, generically? Okay, I think I've made my point. Which is that I don't really have one.
"Never Done Nothing Like That Before" would qualify i.m.o.
excellent toon from one of the last year's very best albums!
This is a new band to me. I dig the song.
One of the better UK bands currently around... with 4 great albums to their name... :clap:
They kinda remind me of Mott the Hoople or the Faces with the use of the piano. Sounds kinda glam. Very 70s sounding, in a good way. I love this retro sh*t! :whip:
PattonFever wrote:
reminds me of the beatles in the chorus.
"Savoy Truffle," maybe?
Freebird wrote:
I suspect this one gets played because it isn't punk like most of the rest of their stuff.
Punk? :stupid: Nothing on this album is punk in my book. Power-pop of a certain sort. I'm probably having aural hallucinations again, but I do hear some Ramones behind some of the songs, so...well, that means something, though I'm in no position to say what. I like the Ramones a lot, but, like, what the hell were they, generically? Okay, I think I've made my point. Which is that I don't really have one.
basstooner wrote:
Damn, this song is catchy. :clap:
Yes, and most of their studio work is nifty. In concert, ehh, not so hot. I saw them open for Radiohead back in Sept. and they were medium at best. Funny thing, on the albums their songs have diversity among them. Live, they all sounded alike. Monotonous, at that. :stupid:
I'll have to upload some Stereophonics sometime.
reminds me of the beatles in the chorus. this is a great song.
this rocks. in a beatles-esque kinda way.
the_om wrote:
Perhaps I should forward all of this damn viagra-related spam to Supergrass...
Surprised that a marketer hasn't turned this into the Viagra theme song yet. 8O
Originally Posted by Ian: I know that there aren't too many Supergrass fans out there in the first place, and the songs Bill has chosen to play probably won't do much good in attracting any new ones.
I suspect this one gets played because it isn't punk like most of the rest of their stuff.