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Matson Belle — Float
Album: The Skinny Dip
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6.6

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Total ratings: 1199









Released: 2002
Length: 4:05
Plays (last 30 days): 1
You are one state away
but there is 10,000 miles of water
between you and me in Hawaii.

I'd love to meet you for dinner half way
but there's nothing half way between you
and me in Hawaii.

Stay put, I'm coming to get you.
I've got a job to accomplish.
I will float on my raft for you.

You live by the ocean
and it's funny but I live by the same ocean
but I can't even see Hawaii.

There's a girl in the picture.
Her name is Pacific Ocean and
she has come between you,
me and Hawaii.

Stay put, I'm coming to get you.
I've got a job to accomplish.
I will float on my raft for you
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 marysclark wrote:
Alanis Morrisette-like
 

This has more Hooverphonic vibes to me 😌
digging this zesty little piece.
 Stephen_Phillips wrote:
The singer and this song deserves a better production than the turgid, semi-automatic machine-based rhythm backing.

The very next song on the playlist today is "Crystals" by Of Monsters and Men - now that's how to do it!
 
Bill used to play another version that didn't have the annoying fuzzed-out percussion beat. What'd you do with that nice version, Bill? 

Bad Bill. Bad. 
Alanis Morrisette-like
 mig7 wrote:
I always think this is someone it's not.
 
Yes I wondered who it was, thinking it might be a german band whose name now totally escapes me!
But actually quite haunting and fresh. I'll give it a 6.
I love this album and I need to find it again! At one time there was talk of a second album, but it never happened.
https://www.google.com/maps/place/29%C2%B059'12.0%22N+140%C2%B003'13.0%22W
{#Frustrated}Goodby Kindergarten I go to AccuRadio
The singer and this song deserves a better production than the turgid, semi-automatic machine-based rhythm backing.

The very next song on the playlist today is "Crystals" by Of Monsters and Men - now that's how to do it!
I'm hearing, K.D Lang's "So it shall be" 
I was always hoping that there would be another album after this. There was talk, but it never happened. Guess she had a kid instead.
Interesting...love the diminished chords and piano part. 
Been a long time for this one.  Bill used to always couple this with two other songs, one about Hawaii and the other an Alaskan song....
(1) Susan Aglukark - Hina Na Ho
(2) Israel Kamakawiwo'ole - Hawai'i 78
(3) Matson Belle - Float



Hmm...I like this. Wouldn't mind hearing more from them.
You are one state away but there is 10,000 miles of water between you and me and Hawaii.

I'd love to meet you for dinner half way but there's nothing half way between you, me and Hawaii.

Stay put, I'm coming to get you. I've got a job to accomplish. I will float on my raft for you.

You live by the ocean and it's funny but I live by the same ocean but I can't even see Hawaii.

There's a girl in the picture. Her name is Pacific Ocean and she has come between you, me and Hawaii.

Stay put, I'm coming to get you. I've got a job to accomplish. I will float on my raft for you

 stéfanik wrote:

with RP, we have the chance, here in France, to discover "artists" and "songs" we can't listen to in France.
Thanks, dear music lovers , and excuse me for my bad english !


 
Your English is better than most of the people here.
Including me. {#Mrgreen}
7-> 8
Float on my raft far...??

with RP, we have the chance, here in France, to discover "artists" and "songs" we can't listen to in France.
Thanks, dear music lovers , and excuse me for my bad english !


lovely.............floating................
 smackiepipe wrote:
Alanis does a James Bond Theme song.
 
Better range and not as annoying as Alanis.

 smackiepipe wrote:
Alanis does a James Bond Theme song.
 
Me too!!  {#Arrowd}
 smackiepipe wrote:
Alanis does a James Bond Theme song.
 

That is EXACTLY what I was thinking.  get out of my head.  {#Angel}
Alanis does a James Bond Theme song.


waiting for some magic to happen...almost Bjork...7 today


And, once again, Bill proves he has a sense of humor (and that he reads the comments) by following this with Orinoco Flow by Enya. :P
 deanofox wrote:

I agree. I have their album Goodbye Juggernaut which has Float on it but it sounds less processed than this version. Dunno where Bill got this one from?

Still, it's all good! :)

 
I also bought the Goodbye Juggernaut CD and its also not the version that gets played here. Its the same vocal track exactly but the instrumental parts are a totally different mix.

Dave

 skdenfeld wrote:

This doesn't get played much here, so I rarely get the chance to hear it.  I bought this song off iTunes a couple years ago, and it is a different version than this.  The track I have is pure and beautiful - and slightly haunting.  This version that Bill has, however, is kind of plastic-y - a bit...processed.  Still a great song, mind, but nowhere near as good as her other version.  Find it, buy it and love it.

https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=152395367&id=152395350&s=143441



 
I agree. I have their album Goodbye Juggernaut which has Float on it but it sounds less processed than this version. Dunno where Bill got this one from?

Still, it's all good! :)

This doesn't get played much here, so I rarely get the chance to hear it.  I bought this song off iTunes a couple years ago, and it is a different version than this.  The track I have is pure and beautiful - and slightly haunting.  This version that Bill has, however, is kind of plastic-y - a bit...processed.  Still a great song, mind, but nowhere near as good as her other version.  Find it, buy it and love it.

https://itunes.apple.com/WebObjects/MZStore.woa/wa/viewAlbum?i=152395367&id=152395350&s=143441



 Carissa wrote:
Wow. She obviously wore out her cassette tape of Jagged Little Pill in college....
 

{#Lol} well i HOPE the whole album doesnt sound too much like Alanis, because I agree with you but sort of like this!
 inindian wrote:
I should probably dislike this because of the Alanis and Enya sounds in there, ...mmm...but then it reminds me of Bjork sometimes too!

 
+1 Bjork meets Alanis


Wow. She obviously wore out her cassette tape of Jagged Little Pill in college....
I should probably dislike this because of the Alanis and Enya sounds in there, ...mmm...but then it reminds me of Bjork sometimes too!

I thought it was Bjork.
This song is so whimsical and sweet.{#Bounce}
 doctec wrote:
Alanis clone
 
That's strange, 'cause I don't like Alanis all that much and I do like this. Something must've happened in the lab. ;-)
This goes on my majestic seafaring playlist.
this song raises the hair on the back of my neck.
I think it makes more sense to be floating on a raft rather than a rough spot. philbertr wrote:
No, no, no, no, its "raft" I've listened very carefully with my obviously superior hearing. :biggrin:
lawman wrote:
No No - it's definitely "float on my rough spot" .. I listened very carefully!
No, no, no, no, its "raft" I've listened very carefully with my obviously superior hearing. :biggrin:
Alanis clone
i think part of this sounds like beck: asshole. maybe i'm thinking of that.
who did the original version of this? i can't even start to hear the voice of the first singer.
amen! Fluff pop. joshfm wrote:
Mediocre schlepp fare. Cut it from the playlist.
blk wrote:
It's "float on my raft for --". ...
No No - it's definitely "float on my rough spot" .. I listened very carefully!
pannaramma wrote:
is she saying "float on my rough spot"?
It's "float on my raft for --". After many repetitions, she eventually finishes it off with "float on my raft for you."
AvoidingWork wrote:
Cool, I haven't heard this in awhile. Always liked it.
:yes: Bill used to play it in a grouping with another Hawaii song and an Alaska song...
(1) Susan Aglukark - Hina Na Ho (2) Israel Kamakawiwo'ole - Hawai'i 78 (3) Matson Belle - Float
pannaramma wrote:
is she saying "float on my rough spot"?
Sounds like "Float on my reptile" to me. She's clearly at the pool and she has one of those alligator-shaped floaty toys. :yes:
skdenfeld wrote:
This is a different version than the one I got on iTunes. Hmm... :think:
After hearing this version a few times, I definitely prefer the other (older?) version.
Mediocre schlepp fare. Cut it from the playlist.
Cool, I haven't heard this in awhile. Always liked it.
Yes, very beautiful floating. Nice melody.
Beautiful. Keep on floating forever.
is she saying "float on my rough spot"?
Good voice for a 5 year old
Carl wrote:
There seems to have been some evolution for this song and her rendition of it. The link to her website doesn't seem to work but this might: (click here). She has a curious stage presence.
curiouser and curiouser..... :confused:
Oh, she's from Austin. Cool. I'll have to go try and catch a performance...
Carl wrote:
There seems to have been some evolution for this song and her rendition of it. The link to her website doesn't seem to work but this might: (click here). She has a curious stage presence.
What do you mean by curious?
Hm. Not horrible, but makes me wish I was listening to Portishead instead...
There seems to have been some evolution for this song and her rendition of it. The link to her website doesn't seem to work but this might: (click here). She has a curious stage presence.
I like the old version better. More haunting...and soothing...
this makes me feel funny.
Thought it was Anna Ternheim at first...
I like it.
This one is irritating, but check out her song 'all the good men' - click on the picture somewhere below.
accordionista wrote:
Bjork meets Alannis...
:hug: i would pay a lot to see that ...
accordionista wrote:
Bjork meets Alannis...
Exactly what I Thought
Her voice is a little grating to me
This is a different version than the one I got on iTunes. Hmm... :think:
Bjork meets Alannis...
Kind of Bjork meets Delerium for me. Derivitive, yes, but I like it.
Irritating voice, loads of sampling, music of the type "Been there, done that". No more than a 2...
Wow, I blond version of Kate Bush! I think I'm in love . . .
Mari wrote:
klik the pik for a truly wonderful slide show of this phenomenal woman. :heartkiss: Klik photos when you get there, there's heaps!
"Nice!"
:good-vibes: Haven't heard Bill play this one is a while! Nice! :dance:
musikalia wrote:
Bjork-o-rama
hardly.
Mari wrote:
klik the pik for a truly wonderful slide show of this phenomenal woman. :heartkiss: Klik photos when you get there, there's heaps!
Damn shes hot!!! and bjorky...bonus!! but theres something different that grabs me. i like it!
Is it me or is the music particularly rocking this morning?
Bjork-o-rama
"There's a girl in the picture ... her name's Pacific Ocean ... and she's come between you, me, and Hawaii." How could you not love this song?
*singing* the female of the species is more deadly than the.... hey waitaminute, you're playing the wrong song!* *edit: again!
great song
inindian wrote:
And she looks like a Bjork crossed with a young Joni Mitchel and somehow oddly nicely hot!
klik the pik for a truly wonderful slide show of this phenomenal woman. :heartkiss: Klik photos when you get there, there's heaps!
Sounds like...pink floyd! :shifty:
almost ethereal ..... very nice
fredriley wrote:
This really sounded like Bjork to me - the voices seem so similar. Nice song, worth an 8.
And she looks like a Bjork crossed with a young Joni Mitchel and somehow oddly nicely hot!
This really sounded like Bjork to me - the voices seem so similar. Nice song, worth an 8.
optimusprime10 wrote:
i love this woman's voice. not because it's a great singing voice, but because it's so imperfect. it's quirky. and i also love songs about oceans.
Almost reminds me of Morcheeba, but more fragile. Has a Bjork quality, too. Growing on me.
Catchy, beautiful voice!
djeneba wrote:
pretty. like it a lot.
very pretty, but the lyrics here are a bit annoying. it does conjure up some sort of rainy-day hiding in my apartment feelings though.
i love this woman's voice. not because it's a great singing voice, but because it's so imperfect. it's quirky. and i also love songs about oceans.
jone_ston wrote:
Argh Too beautiful! Every time this song comes one a wave of sentiment flows over me and I feel close to tearing up. Don't know what it is -- it's like the song hits my harmonic resonance frequency or something. -David
Ditto. Does the same for me.
pretty. like it a lot.
Matson Belle - Float U2 - In A Little While Old 97s - Broadway Red Hot Chili Peppers - Stadium Arcadium Neat sequence, Bill. Thanks.
weevilkinevil wrote:
Totally thought this was Bjork.
me too!
trekhead wrote:
Anyone else get a JAMES BOND making his way down the Nile kinda thing? Cool.9.
I got a half alligator half man lurking through a industrial complex at night . . . searching for a terrorist get together involving either a nuclear weapon or a new form of creating cheap energy. :shifty: . . . 9 as well.
Another beautiful song.
Anyone else get a JAMES BOND making his way down the Nile kinda thing? Cool.9.
Glorious.
Totally thought this was Bjork.
i always think this is another song when it starts :(
jone_ston wrote:
Argh Too beautiful! Every time this song comes one a wave of sentiment flows over me and I feel close to tearing up. Don't know what it is -- it's like the song hits my harmonic resonance frequency or something.
Agreed. Specially when the chorus comes, I feel shivers all down my spine. Must be that I'm resonating too :-)
designerGirl wrote:
... I just simply think bjork made it okay to sing half-assed ...
Interesting that you equate your own dislike of Bjork's vocal style with a lack of talent or skill on her part. you may not like her particular sound -- it's an acquired taste, to be sure -- but whether it's your taste or not, it's unfair to denegrate her very real skill. She's got a vocal range and expression that surpasses "mediocre" on even her worst days. None of which, by the way, was at all half-assed or later-life. Bjork has studied music and was singing professionally since she was in grammar school. For myself, this song has grown on me, unexpectedly. The vocal affectation still irks me if I think about it too much, but that's just me.
THIS is the song I've been humming for a week! Thank goodness it came on this morning, because I was going to have to resort to the Song Tapper(click here) to try and come up with it. (I recently realized that the theme from Shakespeare in Love was the song that I'd hum in my idle time all throughout college and could never figure out what it was.)
Argh Too beautiful! Every time this song comes one a wave of sentiment flows over me and I feel close to tearing up. Don't know what it is -- it's like the song hits my harmonic resonance frequency or something. -David
designerGirl wrote:
So I notice how quick some are to jump in on songs like this and say "she's trying to be bjork". blah blah blah. How 'bout this scenario: What if none of these women ever sang publicly in their lives; not even in gradeschool choir. Now enter Bjork. Suddenly it's okay to have a mediocre singing voice; and a whole slew of mediocre women singers start crawling out of the closets and from the cracks in the floorboards. Hey--some of them even record albums and get some airplay. Is it bad? No, but I don't jump to say "bjork wannabe"... I just simply think bjork made it okay to sing half-assed. For the record, I like a bjork song or two, but mostly think she's overrated. There have been other mediocre singers in the past. Why are these songs always compared to hers?
You are so very right!! :yes:
Sounds like alanis morisette or someone.
sounds a bit like Tori Amos for me... nice
olsaltybastard wrote:
Quite pleasant.
I'm going to go with this quote.
I love the passing references to the trip. Nice touch :lol:
So I notice how quick some are to jump in on songs like this and say "she's trying to be bjork". blah blah blah. How 'bout this scenario: What if none of these women ever sang publicly in their lives; not even in gradeschool choir. Now enter Bjork. Suddenly it's okay to have a mediocre singing voice; and a whole slew of mediocre women singers start crawling out of the closets and from the cracks in the floorboards. Hey--some of them even record albums and get some airplay. Is it bad? No, but I don't jump to say "bjork wannabe"... I just simply think bjork made it okay to sing half-assed. For the record, I like a bjork song or two, but mostly think she's overrated. There have been other mediocre singers in the past. Why are these songs always compared to hers?
Quite pleasant.
:bounce:
deanofox wrote:
I think this girl is GREAT!
I'm agree with u :music:
I think this girl is GREAT!
Give me the originals any day: Alanis and Bjork. Why settle for someone who is a watered down version of the real thing? And that picture just says it all. Right, real cute!
It sounds like someone it is not because it is.
She is channeling Bjork
Notelrac wrote:
I'd phrase her style as "Bjork without the screech, Alanis without the whine"...
Perfect discription. I sit up and take notice everytime this song comes on. I'd like to hear more from this artist.