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Turin Brakes — Pain Killer (Summer Rain)
Album: Ether Song
Avg rating:
6.9

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Total ratings: 1170









Released: 2003
Length: 3:51
Plays (last 30 days): 2
Batten up the hatches, here comes the cold
I can feel it creeping, and it's making me old
You give me so much love that it blows my brains out

You need something better than the bacon and eggs
The creaking in the walls and the banging in the bed
You give me so much love that it blows my brains out

Summer rain, dripping down your face again
Summer rain, praying someone feels the same
Take the pain killer, cycle on your bicycle
Leave all this misery behind

My love giving me head, feeling very guilty, breaking the bread
Losing my attention, I'm taking the world on
So batten up the hatches, here comes the cold
I can feel it creeping, and it's making me old
You give me so much love that it blows my brains out

Summer rain, dripping down your face again
Summer rain, praying someone feels the same
Take the pain killer, cycle on your bicycle
Leave all this misery behind

My love, my love, my love, oh my love

Summer rain, dripping down your face again
Summer rain, praying someone feels the same
Take the pain killer, cycle on your bicycle
Leave all this misery behind

Summer rain, dripping down your face again
Summer rain, praying someone feels the same
Take the pain killer, cycle on your bicycle
Leave all this misery behind
Leave all this misery behind (summer rain)
Leave all this misery behind (summer rain)
Leave all this misery behind (summer rain)
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I've surely said it before, but this song takes me back to my early days of listening to RP. <3 I've never heard it anywhere else since.
Did we need another BJ song?
One of my favorite bands! Such a good album.
really dig these guys... another band comes to me through the ears of Bill 
 lizardking wrote:

Yeah...I also noticed that line....kinda like the Kings of Leon song "Sex on Fire" - and as long as nobody got arrested for the public display I say long live RH!!  And Long Live RP too.  I'm giving this one a 9 cuz it's fine.  
 
I love the sound of this song, sort of what I like in general in pop music, and it happens to be raining in the Seattle area on this 17th of July (Summer Rain!) - and I'll go +.49 on my 9 rating....it's almost a 10 for me ...Long Live RP!!
 fredriley wrote:

You certainly do, and it's that which takes this from 4 to 2. Cowbells belong on cows.

 Did someone say cowbell?

 Philchill wrote:
I'm terrible at listening to lyrics, but somehow "My love giving me head" just leapt out at me.  
 
(And to think, BBC used to censor "soon turned out, to be a pain in the ass"! - allegedly)
 
Yeah...I also noticed that line....kinda like the Kings of Leon song "Sex on Fire" - and as long as nobody got arrested for the public display I say long live RH!!  And Long Live RP too.  I'm giving this one a 9 cuz it's fine.  
I'm terrible at listening to lyrics, but somehow "My love giving me head" just leapt out at me.  
 
(And to think, BBC used to censor "soon turned out, to be a pain in the ass"! - allegedly)
better with listening
Wow, CSI as a reference point for understanding life, sad.
Love blew my brains out when I was 17 - 20 and had the obsessive, intensse, all-encompassing, deepest love I ever had for that 1st (often greatest) love of my life.  It was too intense and I knew it, when it ended I was simultaneously relieved (kind of forced it's ending) and devastated.  So I get the metaphor as a felt experience.  
"You give me so much love that it blows my brains out"

What a revolting image.  I can understand the colloquialism "blows my mind", but extending that to "blows my brains out" is a bit to far for me.  It's hard to not imagine it literally... perhaps I have seen too many episodes of CSI.


 fredriley wrote:

You certainly do, and it's that which takes this from 4 to 2. Cowbells belong on cows.
 
Or 1980's Prime Ministers.
great band, and this is one of their catchiest songs {#Dancingbanana_2}
Great band, beautiful voice!
Hit me like a summer thunderstorm when it came out, and still hits me so, especially since the most sinister one so far just now blew over!
Getting a Sea Legs vibe from the acoustic guitar riff. Nice song. 
Nice!
brings to mind G Love and Special Sauce....dig it
Unique sound and a pretty good album, all round.  Their newer material doesn't have their old appeal, I feel.
I dug this immensely when it first jumped out at me years ago, and I still think it's probably their best song; stunning beat, wicked rhythms!
Nice,  I have not heard this one in while,   Thanks!
I remember being captivated by this unusual, but well crafted little song, with its slightly baffling lyrics, back in 2006, around the time they were performing here in Brighton. Btw they don't sound like anyone but Turin Brakes, it's a stubbornly individual sound.
 ScottFromWyoming wrote:
So judging by the dates on the song comments, this one gets played about 1 time a year on average? That can't be right. I'd love to have access to the stats on songs.
 
You can. Just gotta dig a little.
So judging by the dates on the song comments, this one gets played about 1 time a year on average? That can't be right. I'd love to have access to the stats on songs.
 Coffers wrote:
Am I the only one who hears the Everlys here?
 



..i haven't heard the Everly Brothers on RP yet (jk)..
Am I the only one who hears the Everlys here?
Adam Ant, maybe.  TRex is smooth 
 dkwalika wrote:
T. Rex lives!
 
Big time, and not a bad thing
T. Rex lives!
 RadioDoc wrote:
Hard to believe this is the same group who almost five years later went on to sing about ducks on fire or whatever the hell that annoying other song of theirs sings about...

 
That would be - Set the Dog on Fire. At least that's how my ten year old daughter sings it.

It's amusing to see all the "sounds like " comments. Just shows how everyone brings their own listening history and references to each new song. I hear a lot of Blind Melon, and now I miss Shannon Hoon. 
I'm hearing T. Rex, and that's a good thing.
First time I have heard them...quite excellent. Thanks Bill.  Nice change from the trip down 70's lane.
I've heard a few songs by this band...so far I like!
Really like this one.
My first time hearing this song.  I love it!  Time to spend a little money now.... {#Sunny}
 htowncoog wrote:

Funny, me too.  I went out and bought the CD because of RP.
 
RP is the cause of most of my CD purchases over the last few years...
 Dave_Mack wrote:
I still dig this one. It's one of those songs I really associate with RP since I heard it when I first started listening. And you certainly aren't gonna hear it on the radio.
 
Funny, me too.  I went out and bought the CD because of RP.

 Dave_Mack wrote:
I still dig this one. It's one of those songs I really associate with RP since I heard it when I first started listening. And you certainly aren't gonna hear it on the radio.
 
yup, same here.

 hoenth wrote:
Boy, I really hear a band that came out of Knoxville in the 90's called the Judy Bats. They had a song called Pain, that had a similar refrain.
 
I love the Judy Bats. . .


"You give me so much love that it blows my brains out."  — Oh dear. . .
Now I really like this; this is another hit or miss band with me, but this one is definitely a hit. Love that acoustic guitar riff!{#Bananajam}

 jbunniii wrote:
Do I hear cowbell before the chanting section? I think I do!
 
You certainly do, and it's that which takes this from 4 to 2. Cowbells belong on cows.

Boy, I really hear a band that came out of Knoxville in the 90's called the Judy Bats. They had a song called Pain, that had a similar refrain.
jbunniii wrote:
Do I hear cowbell before the chanting section? I think I do!

No...you have Tinnitus

Do I hear cowbell before the chanting section? I think I do!
Ordering "Ether Song" as per now.


Anybody else hear (early) Joe Walsh in there somewhere?

{#Ask}


 AliGator wrote:



 

actually you would hear stuff like this one here - fm4.orf.at

but i'd take radio paradise anytime over this local radio station here in austria


turin brakes are great live and so underrated as a band!! {#Bananajam}

Very groovy.{#Bananasplit}
Hand
{#Cowboy}
 Dave_Mack wrote:
I still dig this one. It's one of those songs I really associate with RP since I heard it when I first started listening. And you certainly aren't gonna hear it on the radio.
 


arserocket wrote:
That's Marc Bolans voice

more like Powers of CAST{#Guitarist}
Hard to believe this is the same group who almost five years later went on to sing about ducks on fire or whatever the hell that annoying other song of theirs sings about...

hcaudill wrote:
Don't remember the Partridge Family singing about oral sex.
Yeah, you remember that song where David Cassidy wanted to be two people? That was why.
That's Marc Bolans voice
Sounds like Seals & Croft's followup to 'Summer Breeze'

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Yo--Turin Brakes. Ziggy Stardust wants his song back!
Never heard this before, kinda cool.
I still dig this one. It's one of those songs I really associate with RP since I heard it when I first started listening. And you certainly aren't gonna hear it on the radio.
over played!
Pretty good song. Although the guy singing sounds like he could use a pain killer.
MinMan wrote:
A whole lotta whining for an erstwhile feel good tune otherwise too f*****g gay for my taste.
Yeah I know what you mean, it is a bit too happy really. Never mind, I'm sure joy Division will be back on.
I like it. Pleasantly naughty. Mmm.
MinMan wrote:
A whole lotta whining for an erstwhile feel good tune otherwise too f*****g gay for my taste.
Thanks for that. It was memorable.
A whole lotta whining for an erstwhile feel good tune otherwise too f*****g gay for my taste.
mlsully7 wrote:
the most amazing thing just happened during this song. while i'm in my office listening to this, we have random classical music playing out in the hallway over the PA system. this song and the piece just playing went along perfectly, the string arrangements fit right in, whenever there would be a buildup that would peak, cymbals would crash or drums would roll. i'm giving this song a 10 for godlike because a coincidence like that seems like an act of god, figuratively speaking.
dude i'm definitely playing this album while watching the "wizard of oz" now. ...but the song still gets a 2.
mlsully7 wrote:
the most amazing thing just happened during this song. while i'm in my office listening to this, we have random classical music playing out in the hallway over the PA system. this song and the piece just playing went along perfectly, the string arrangements fit right in, whenever there would be a buildup that would peak, cymbals would crash or drums would roll. i'm giving this song a 10 for godlike because a coincidence like that seems like an act of god, figuratively speaking.
You got to get out of that cubical man!!
God, this is good. Crisp, exciting harmonies and cool, well-timed guitar work. Stays in your head for a nice while!
Awesome, catchy. Sometimes the voice reminds me just a bit of thom yorke ... or starsailor.
robadr wrote:
I really like this...but then I'm a sucker for certain types of pop songs. The musical equivalent of a good street hot dog with onions & mustard & maybe a (cheap) beer on a summer afternoon when you're hungry & your defenses are way down. And you know it's really not very good, but it's just so damn tasty and then there just happen to be some crispy onions in the mix that are EXACTLY the way you like them (and there are several crispy onions in this mix!) and all of a sudden it's a really...great...hot dog. And as a cyclist, I like the cycle on your bicycle thingee too.
Wow, what a literary!!!! amazing.. Thanks for sharing that, I like it.
::chair dance::
I saw them play live at the Troubadour. Most excellent.
robadr wrote:
I really like this...but then I'm a sucker for certain types of pop songs. The musical equivalent of a good street hot dog with onions & mustard & maybe a (cheap) beer on a summer afternoon when you're hungry & your defenses are way down. And you know it's really not very good, but it's just so damn tasty and then there just happen to be some crispy onions in the mix that are EXACTLY the way you like them (and there are several crispy onions in this mix!) and all of a sudden it's a really...great...hot dog. And as a cyclist, I like the cycle on your bicycle thingee too.
holy crud, you couldn't have said it better, especially since i just finished a chorizo sausage and some Mac and Cheese listening to this song.
I really like this...but then I'm a sucker for certain types of pop songs. The musical equivalent of a good street hot dog with onions & mustard & maybe a (cheap) beer on a summer afternoon when you're hungry & your defenses are way down. And you know it's really not very good, but it's just so damn tasty and then there just happen to be some crispy onions in the mix that are EXACTLY the way you like them (and there are several crispy onions in this mix!) and all of a sudden it's a really...great...hot dog. And as a cyclist, I like the cycle on your bicycle thingee too.
:snooty:
i didn't think much about the name of the group, but when i first heard it, i thought it might have even been the indigo girls with someone singing backup with them. i figured if they could have a ska song, they could easily do something like this... dwhayslett wrote:
"Turin Brakes" suggested a woman to you? I'm curious - why?
Sobient wrote:
The vocalist is a man! Terrific though, but I was led to believe their vocalist was a woman both by the sound of the voice and the band name - until I checked allmusic.com. Good stuff.
"Turin Brakes" suggested a woman to you? I'm curious - why?
:whistle:
The vocalist is a man! Terrific though, but I was led to believe their vocalist was a woman both by the sound of the voice and the band name - until I checked allmusic.com. Good stuff.
phineas wrote:
Yeah, it's a bit Partridge Familyish, innit?
Don't remember the Partridge Family singing about oral sex.
Really thought this was the Judybats. Lyrically and sonically consistent.
diane wrote:
"I love you so much it almost blows my brains out"?? Ewwwww... Now there's a romantic notion I can do without... ~ And Supremo: How long have ya been hearing cowbells?
It's "You give me so much love that it blows my brains out." And I know that feeling.
"I love you so much it almost blows my brains out"?? Ewwwww... Now there's a romantic notion I can do without... ~ And Supremo: How long have ya been hearing cowbells?
Madina wrote:
I LOVE this song, it's so catchy, except I don't like the chorus.
This is not another cowbell joke - I actually think there IS a cowbell in it!
Sobient wrote:
She's excellent.
Uh... who?
I wonder if the "take the pain killer/cycle on your bicycle" line is a reference to Albert Hofmann's bicycle trip after the accidental discovery of LSD?
She's excellent.
bet this is a great song to travel with.
Madina wrote:
I LOVE this song, it's so catchy, except I don't like the chorus.
Yeah, it's a bit Partridge Familyish, innit? ---- not that there's anything wrong with that!
I LOVE this song, it's so catchy, except I don't like the chorus.
unbelievable, 2 hours ago I said to myself "this station would probably be good enough to play Turin Brakes" sure enough....
the most amazing thing just happened during this song. while i'm in my office listening to this, we have random classical music playing out in the hallway over the PA system. this song and the piece just playing went along perfectly, the string arrangements fit right in, whenever there would be a buildup that would peak, cymbals would crash or drums would roll. i'm giving this song a 10 for godlike because a coincidence like that seems like an act of god, figuratively speaking.
Don't think I'd buy their CD, but I think I like this song....
They always make me feel good, these boys, especially their peculiar harmony-singing. Their first album is real must-have if you like this...three thums up!!!!! :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce: :bounce:
Love it! Love it! Love it! Love it! Love it!
Ouch. This hurts. Please make it stop.
alotlikeyou wrote:
...meets The Verve....
And a good dose of Billie Myers......
RichardPrins wrote:
A good song, reminds me of Supergrass...
...meets The Verve....
RichardPrins wrote:
A good song, reminds me of Supergrass...
Me too. I had to bump up my rating . . . I think it's growing on me.
A good song, reminds me of Supergrass...
Turin Brakes - a big +ive blip on my radio richter scale.
After Chrisie Hinds just shows how good the now classic Talk of The Town really is ......... :cool: Nice effort by some newbies though.... ;)
:evil: .
please put me out of this pain :frustrated:
this song never fails to put me in a good mood on a work day - they will be in Austin soon on tour.
Finally. A good song! :clap:
I really like this one. Feels good.
What a great summer song - and don\'t they have rather Everly Bros-esque harmonies?
One of the few bands that always impresses me. More Turin Brakes, please! :clap:
had to increase my rating throughout the song...reminiscent of a lot of stuff..jellyfish...placebo.....but very catchy tune that I could listen to again and again... :clap:
sUCH AN UNDERRATED BAND. :notworthy: