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Supergrass — Evening Of The Day
Album: Life On Other Planets
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Released: 2002
Length: 3:30
Plays (last 30 days): 3
Tis the evening of the day
See the daylight turned away
Then I'm looking up at you
See that everything that's true
I'm a thousand miles away
On another sunny day

As I'm looking at the view
All I'm thinking of is you
(if) she's not on that three fifteen
Then I'm gonna know what sorrow means
(if) she's not on that three fifteen
Then I'm gonna know what sorrow means

Is this the parting of the ways
Summer light and daisy chains
As I'm looking up at you
See that everything that's true
On the mountains, on the plains
Railway lines and fierce....

As I'm looking at the view
All I'm thinking of is you
(if) she's not on that three fifteen
Then I'm gonna know what sorrow means
(if) she's not on that three fifteen
Then I'm gonna know what sorrow means

Tis the evening of the day
See the daylight turned away
As I'm looking at the view
Feel my heart is growing oh-so
(if) she's not on that three fifteen
Then I'm gonna know what sorrow means
(if) she's not on that three fifteen
Then I'm gonna know what sorrow means

He's so stoned
Doesn't really know what he's on about
Maybe he should go and lay down
He's steamed/stoned/pissed
Doesn't really know what he's on about
Maybe he should go and lay down

(Run away!)
*Fireworks*
(She'll be over here in a minute)
(I'm going before she comes over)
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 paulprior61 wrote:
Some covers work. Some don't. This one does! It adds to an already excellent original.
 
I don't think it's a cover - from what I can figure out the song was written by Supergrass.
 MrStatenIsle wrote:
Whoa, the last time it was the evening of the day, tears went by.
 

Well, someone sat and watched...
Some covers work. Some don't. This one does! It adds to an already excellent original.
Whoa, the last time it was the evening of the day, tears went by.
 misterbearbaby wrote:

My recommendation to these guys is START DRINKING HEAVILY!

In their defense, if I got a gig at Chuck-e-Cheeze I'd rehearse this song until I killed it, like they do...  Its got that line and the hook from 'As Tears Go By' doesn't it? For my Chuncky-Cheeze show I'd want to do the entire Stones' "December's Children" as zippy little bluegrass covers. Then I'd go drink heavily to forget how I had to wear a costume. 


 

Sounds like a plan for world domination! 


Love the bear. Be the bear. 
https://i.ytimg.com/vi/TkDrmBkVqAU/hqdefault.jpg
 nutrod42 wrote:
Sounds like they stole some Spinal Tap lyrics.

 
Bringing an old thread up top again—plus ca change, plus ca meme chose.

Dave_Mack wrote: I knew those lyrics sounded familiar! No, not the "evening of the day" part. Check out the lyrics of "All the Way Home", penned by David St Hubbins and Nigel Tufnel when they were just lads:

Well, I'm sittin' here beside the railroad track,
And I'm waitin' for that train to bring her back.
If she's not on the five-nineteen,
Then I'm gonna know what sorrow means.
Sounds like they stole some Spinal Tap lyrics.
 Skydog wrote:
I need to hear more of this band, opps did I let on that this is new to me?,...
..........uh oh.

 
Sadly they've gone their own separate ways but you can still listen to Gaz Coombes solo stuff which sounds a bit like Supergrass.
 siandbeth wrote:

All I can picture now is that hillbilly bear - knotts berry farm? chuck e cheese?

 
My recommendation to these guys is START DRINKING HEAVILY!

In their defense, if I got a gig at Chuck-e-Cheeze I'd rehearse this song until I killed it, like they do...  Its got that line and the hook from 'As Tears Go By' doesn't it? For my Chuncky-Cheeze show I'd want to do the entire Stones' "December's Children" as zippy little bluegrass covers. Then I'd go drink heavily to forget how I had to wear a costume. 


Really love this song, still... It was one of only a few of theirs I liked at the time, but wow, their Road to Rouen — a frickin' masterpiece!
 DavidS_UK wrote:
it must be a european thing.... the grass wilts by the time it gets our side of the Atlantic
:-)
 
You do know Supergrass came from Oxford UK? 
Whenever I hear it I want to hear 10:15 on a Saturday Night by the Cure and then 5:15 by the Who.
 
For some reason. 
Great tune. Even better album!
 Huey wrote:
Plonk....plonk....plonk...plonk.  boring really. 4

 
it must be a european thing.... the grass wilts by the time it gets our side of the Atlantic
:-)
Supergrass and Spring go well together.
 Stingray wrote:
All Smileys must be banned!

 
{#Cool} {#Drool} {#Bananajam}
 Xstar wrote:
Bumping it, up from a 7 to a, 7-to-an-8-foot-tappin rating!{#Dancingbanana}

 

You are a real energetic bumper. From 7 to 8...? Woow - that would be too much a step for most!

Maybe I just didn't get the irony part?


All Smileys must be banned!
 Xstar wrote:
Bumping it, up from a 7 to a, 7-to-an-8-foot-tappin rating!{#Dancingbanana}

 

{#Yes}   {#Dancingbanana}
Who's next?

February 4 2013 - Deje vu?
On July 2 2010 
FluorideFreeMN wrote:
Excellent transition from Widespread Panic's "Ain't Life Grand" to this track.

Bill is really on his game! 
 


 siandbeth wrote:

All I can picture now is that hillbilly bear - knotts berry farm? chuck e cheese?
 
Bear Country Jamboree at Disneyland? Silly stuff.
Bumping it, up from a 7 to a, 7-to-an-8-foot-tappin rating!{#Dancingbanana}
 Papernapkin wrote:
Sounds like hillbilly music. And not even the good kind.
 
All I can picture now is that hillbilly bear - knotts berry farm? chuck e cheese?
Awesome! 8
 martinc wrote:
I hear as tears go by
 
Musically, it doesn't sound similar to me.  For starters, the chord progression and melody are entirely different, but since the first lyric line of that song is also the first line of this song, that's probably where the recognition comes from.

Sounds like hillbilly music. And not even the good kind.
From lead piano(widespread panic) to rythmn piano here, Ok, I suppose.

quote:
First Coke (Black Uhuru)
now Heroin (Blondie)

who plays for Green next...?
================================================
Believe it or not - but I was thinking about
SUPERGRASS to be the third in line.
(just could not recall their name ad hoc).

Smiling!

Maybe Grateful Dead next for the mushrooms!

Love it. Terrific CD.


Too much grass man....
as i'm lookin' at the view.........
all i'm thinking of is you

gonna know what sorrow means..

ahhhhhhhhhhhhhhh
Plonk....plonk....plonk...plonk.  boring really. 4
Excellent transition from Widespread Panic's "Ain't Life Grand" to this track.

Bill is really on his game! 
I haven't heard this in a few years. Sounds good today. 
I hear as tears go by
Dull as the weather is where I am today

Another R.P. find! Thanks, Bill.


Turned down I thought this was Freeze Frame playing




"covers"

 calypsus_1 wrote:
if they made versions would be more still acceptable -   4  /  5.
 
Try that again in English, please?

I very rarely give 10s to newer music.... But SG is bad ass!!!
You played a track off this album. I owned when i was younger and i just thought why the hell did i ever buy that album but now i hear this one its clear.
 Dave_Mack wrote:
I knew those lyrics sounded familiar! No, not the "evening of the day" part. Check out the lyrics of "All the Way Home", penned by David St Hubbins and Nigel Tufnel when they were just lads:

Well, I'm sittin' here beside the railroad track,
And I'm waitin' for that train to bring her back.
If she's not on the five-nineteen,
Then I'm gonna know what sorrow means. 
 
I had to bring this to the front page of the thread, because it's just too funny. {#Propeller}

if they made versions would be more still acceptable -   4  /  5.
 rrmusicguy wrote:
Love these guys! How about something from the new one, Diamond Hoo Ha? For my money, it's their best one since their first disc.
 
Agree!


Love these guys! How about something from the new one, Diamond Hoo Ha? For my money, it's their best one since their first disc.
rharvey658 wrote:
Thanks... I was stumblin' in my brain trying to figure out where I heard the title lyrics before. Sounds nothing like Mick, though.
It's further confused by the melody line there being so close to Chicago's "25 or 6 to 4" or however you spell that.
BecauseEdwardISEdward wrote:
I agree America isn't closed minded and shallow, people are closed minded and shallow. If it doesn't fit their little box, they aren't interested. That goes for the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa....anywhere. A little surveying of people's reactions to songs that are just a little non-traditional should give evidence to that. Any woman who doesn't sing like a Top40 drone is ripped. Any quiet music is ripped. It all crosses national boundries. Incidentally, when I had cable, they played Supergrass videos on VH1 nearly every night. (Thank the evil corporations that I got a chance to hear them!) I don't think it's the Corporations that wreck music. People are addicted to medocrity and listen to music as a passive activity. So, the labels and radio stations stoop to the level. There is plently of blame to go around :)
Intersting post...almost four years ago this was posted..now look at the record lables... there going broke, distribution of music is changing, for the good, I hope so, the lables have been ripping off the artists for years. I have some friends that have given there best shot in the music business, only to be shot down or ripped off by the record lable executives. Times...they are a changing...for music that is...Thanks RP for what you do!!!!
Darkmatter wrote:
Smokin' Supergrass! :devil_pimp:
This whole album is Smokin!
i'm gonna cry cry cry all the way home!!
Smokin' Supergrass! :devil_pimp:
ChardRemains wrote:
It is the evening of the day ....I sit and watch the children play? Wait. No. Different song. Hmmm.
Thanks... I was stumblin' in my brain trying to figure out where I heard the title lyrics before. Sounds nothing like Mick, though.
thank you, we're Supergrass!
preacher wrote:
When I stumbled onto Radio Paradise about a year ago, Supergrass' "Evening of the Day" was in heavy rotation. As such, for me it is the quintessential RP tune. 8)
Yeah, I remember those days - at one point I had this tune playing in my head over and over at around 3 am ("If she's not on that 3:15 then I'm gonna know what sorrow means.") I just got into Supergrass and I didn't realize until know that this was they're song. They're really versatile - this doesn't sound much like anything on Road to Rouen.
Sounds more like The Kinks than Ray Davies does!
warderblu wrote:
Supergrass is another one of those great British bands that gets little or no recognition here in the US a la: Suede Teenage Fanclub Stereophonics Echobelly ...... America is so close-minded and shallow. I should have been born in the UK...
You must realize that Radio Paradise is global and enjoyes listeners tired of Top 20 songs, worldwide. Imagine how it sounds on Swedish radio with so much of Britney Spears and similar crap, often produced here in Sweden.
Likin' the Spinal Tap reference!
Not that a band should always stay the same, but I think I like older Supergrass a lot better...
warderblu wrote:
Supergrass is another one of those great British bands that gets little or no recognition here in the US a la: Suede, Teenage Fanclub, Stereophonics, Echobelly, Lush, Mojave 3, Belle & Sebastian, Cranes, Ned's Atomic Dustbin America is so close-minded and shallow. I should have been born in the UK...
No wonder I moved here! No, really, I actually rely on RP for my music catalogue. Local friends, however, have been turning me onto buckets of UK music I missed in the past, my favorite being My Bloody Valentine. In fairness to US listeners, I found the name of this band so dumb it took me years to listen to one of their disks! As for this song, very cool music. Too bad it missed the Supergrass is 10 album, which has a lot of cool music. That's why I still rely on Bill & Co. to get the very best of what's out there from either side of the Pond.
Supergrass really is a fantastic band. I don't love this most recent album, but this is an entertaining song. The earlier stuff really rocks!
Happy Friday!! :cheers:
When I stumbled onto Radio Paradise about a year ago, Supergrass' "Evening of the Day" was in heavy rotation. As such, for me it is the quintessential RP tune. 8)
These guys really capture a lot of the essence of the early 70s style of rock, kinda like Mott the Hoople or Bowie. Nice to hear old style reworked into something this enjoyable.
aimless wrote:
Fondly recalling "Caught by the Fuzz" way back in '94 or '95, I would have never guessed that Supergrass had this in them. I'm really glad they do!
Oh, they have this in them - and much, much more. Believe me!
:guitarist: Bouncy. Like best of Elvis Costello. At 1st, thought it was... This is Nice.
:bounce:
wafflecrotch wrote:
One of my all-time favorite bands...and this is, by far, their worst song.
No it is not! Be quiet.
BecauseEdwardISEdward wrote:
I agree America isn't closed minded and shallow, people are closed minded and shallow. If it doesn't fit their little box, they aren't interested. That goes for the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa....anywhere. A little surveying of people's reactions to songs that are just a little non-traditional should give evidence to that. Any woman who doesn't sing like a Top40 drone is ripped. Any quiet music is ripped. It all crosses national boundries. Incidentally, when I had cable, they played Supergrass videos on VH1 nearly every night. (Thank the evil corporations that I got a chance to hear them!) I don't think it's the Corporations that wreck music. People are addicted to medocrity and listen to music as a passive activity. So, the labels and radio stations stoop to the level. There is plently of blame to go around :)
Well said, but the media and corporations are still EVIL!!!!!! LOL Brit Pop & Indie Rock 4 Ever!!!!!
One of my all-time favorite bands...and this is, by far, their worst song.
It is the evening of the day ....I sit and watch the children play? Wait. No. Different song. Hmmm.
Patrick wrote:
I don't think we're close-minded and shallow. I think we're dominated by huge media corporations that dictate what's played on MTV or the radio, what's in the bin at the music store, and what's written and said about the music.
I agree America isn't closed minded and shallow, people are closed minded and shallow. If it doesn't fit their little box, they aren't interested. That goes for the Americas, Europe, Asia, Africa....anywhere. A little surveying of people's reactions to songs that are just a little non-traditional should give evidence to that. Any woman who doesn't sing like a Top40 drone is ripped. Any quiet music is ripped. It all crosses national boundries. Incidentally, when I had cable, they played Supergrass videos on VH1 nearly every night. (Thank the evil corporations that I got a chance to hear them!) I don't think it's the Corporations that wreck music. People are addicted to medocrity and listen to music as a passive activity. So, the labels and radio stations stoop to the level. There is plently of blame to go around :)
warderblu wrote:
Supergrass is another one of those great British bands that gets little or no recognition here in the US a la: Suede Teenage Fanclub Stereophonics Echobelly Lush Mojave 3 Belle & Sebastian Cranes Ned's Atomic Dustbin America is so close-minded and shallow. I should have been born in the UK...
I don't think we're close-minded and shallow. I think we're dominated by huge media corporations that dictate what's played on MTV or the radio, what's in the bin at the music store, and what's written and said about the music. The best you can do is keep looking for those intentionally "under recognized" bands and listen. Sounds like you're doing that. Keep it up, and don't give up.
Supergrass is another one of those great British bands that gets little or no recognition here in the US a la: Suede Teenage Fanclub Stereophonics Echobelly Lush Mojave 3 Belle & Sebastian Cranes Ned's Atomic Dustbin America is so close-minded and shallow. I should have been born in the UK...
love the Spinal Tap reference. It made the song for me.
Great song... Other cuts?
This is a song that actually catched my ear, without knowing it was supergrass..it is more a ROCK tune that antthing played this morning....Great band
Glad I missed this one this morning ---- heard it yesterday and could not get it out of my noggin!
Followed by a segue to "As Tears Go By" by the Stones. Very nice. And I'm glad to see someone else caught the Spinal Tap reference--I caught those lyrics as well!
Art_Carnage wrote:
This just seems to be right on the verge of bursting into a much better song. But it never does.
Couldn't have said it better. Perfect analysis.
This just seems to be right on the verge of bursting into a much better song. But it never does.
My family really digs this disk. Picture Saturday mornings, my three and a half year old daughter, 9 month old son, and wife and I dancing around the living room, bed head and all, to this song and Grace from the same album. 3 1/2 and she has a taste for Supergrass. Some things are a relief to not have to worry about! Nice transition into As Tears Go By, Bill. Always listening, aren't you?!
Just picked up this CD on Amazon... I'm happy I did.
Heh. Ask and you shall receive. :)
porcupinemeat wrote:
This one goes to eleven.
Originally Posted by Dave_Mack: I knew those lyrics sounded familiar! No, not the "evening of the day" part. Check out the lyrics of "All the Way Home", penned by David St Hubbins and Nigel Tufnel when they were just lads.
Omigod! They are even LOUDER than Spinal Tap! (in a semi-acoustic way) :stupid: Hey! How come RP doesn't play any Tap? :skull:
Fondly recalling "Caught by the Fuzz" way back in '94 or '95, I would have never guessed that Supergrass had this in them. I'm really glad they do!
Love this track... starting to like SuperGrass even more!!! They are a super high band!!! (go figure that one out) LOL!
Re the Rolling Stones reference earlier in this thread -- no, it was "As Tears Go By," written by Stones and covered by Marriane Faithful
Each and every album is brilliant... this one is no exception...
This one goes to eleven.
Originally Posted by Dave_Mack: I knew those lyrics sounded familiar! No, not the "evening of the day" part. Check out the lyrics of "All the Way Home", penned by David St Hubbins and Nigel Tufnel when they were just lads.
Originally Posted by Dave_Mack: I knew those lyrics sounded familiar! No, not the "evening of the day" part. Check out the lyrics of "All the Way Home", penned by David St Hubbins and Nigel Tufnel when they were just lads: Well, I'm sittin' here beside the railroad track, And I'm waitin' for that train to bring her back. If she's not on the five-nineteen, Then I'm gonna know what sorrow means. And I'm gonna cry, cry, cry, All the way home. (Chorus) All the way home, All the way home. Yes, I'm gonna cry, cry, cry, All the way home. Well, her daddy never liked me, this he said. And he could never get it through his old gray head That I loved his daughter so, I did not mean to see her go. Now I'm gonna cry, cry, cry, All the way home. Hee hee. Good tune. I like it.
WAY TOO FUNNY! Just for the record, here are the lyrics to THIS song: Tis the evening of the day See the daylight turned away Then I'm looking up at you See that everything that's true I'm a thousand miles away On another sunny day As I'm looking at the view All I'm thinking of is you (if) she's not on that three fifteen Then I'm gonna know what sorrow means (if) she's not on that three fifteen Then I'm gonna know what sorrow means Is this the parting of the ways Summer light and daisy chains As I'm looking up at you See that everything that's true On the mountains, on the plains Railway lines and fierce.... As I'm looking at the view All I'm thinking of is you (if) she's not on that three fifteen Then I'm gonna know what sorrow means (if) she's not on that three fifteen Then I'm gonna know what sorrow means Tis the evening of the day See the daylight turned away As I'm looking at the view Feel my heart is growing oh-so (if) she's not on that three fifteen Then I'm gonna know what sorrow means (if) she's not on that three fifteen Then I'm gonna know what sorrow means
Oh, and I can\'t believe me it took this long, but I finally figured out what that first ascending melody comes from - \"25 or 6 to 4\"
Originally Posted by Strik: Different and has a nice beat with a little attitude. Anyone have this album and is it worth picking up?
I just picked it up on the rec of a friend. The whole thing is good. I like cuts 4 and 5 in particular. If you are a Supergrass fan, this is a must. Clever and unusual. 1. Za 2. Rush Hour Soul 3. Seen The Light 4. Brecon Beacons 5. Can't Get Up 6. Evening Of The Day 7. Never Done Nothing Like That Before 8. Funniest Thing 9. Grace 10. La Song 11. Prophet 15 12. Run
Quote: Originally Posted by Guy_Mandood: it is the evening of the day... isn't that the opening line of "Ruby Tuesday" by the Stones?
Originally Posted by robinesque: As Tears Go By
And checking the library to guess if Bill's gonna segue out of this to Marianne Faithfull or the Stones, we find versions by......NOBODY!?!?!? :??: :??:
Different and has a nice beat with a little attitude. Anyone have this album and is it worth picking up?
I knew those lyrics sounded familiar! No, not the "evening of the day" part. Check out the lyrics of "All the Way Home", penned by David St Hubbins and Nigel Tufnel when they were just lads: Well, I'm sittin' here beside the railroad track, And I'm waitin' for that train to bring her back. If she's not on the five-nineteen, Then I'm gonna know what sorrow means. And I'm gonna cry, cry, cry, All the way home. (Chorus) All the way home, All the way home. Yes, I'm gonna cry, cry, cry, All the way home. Well, her daddy never liked me, this he said. And he could never get it through his old gray head That I loved his daughter so, I did not mean to see her go. Now I'm gonna cry, cry, cry, All the way home. Hee hee. Good tune. I like it.
man, havent heard from these guys in years... last tune i can remember is \"Late In The Day\" from their In It For the Money disc. good stuff. now we just need some blur from their first album, and we\'ll have the mid-90s britpop beatles revival fully (well, somewhat) covered. stone roses too, maybe :)
Originally Posted by Guy_Mandood: it is the evening of the day... isn't that the opening line of "Ruby Tuesday" by the Stones?
As Tears Go By
Quite good.I think the guitar introduction sounds veeeeery similar to Noir Desir\'s \"Le vent nous portera\",Supergrass have recorded the last album in South France, so, probably they\'ve heard Noir Desir on a local radio. :eek: ;) :)
it is the evening of the day... isn\'t that the opening line of \"Ruby Tuesday\" by the Stones?
Supergrass are an amazing band. Thier music is always varied and interesting. Good to see them on Radio Paradise :clap: