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Guster — Window
Album: Parachute
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6.7

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Total ratings: 543









Released: 1995
Length: 3:30
Plays (last 30 days): 0
A gaping wound,
Tells the story of it all.
A man lost only to find,
What was left of his mind,
With no hope of a scar at all.

You say, go slow.
But something's right behind me.
I can runaway, for only so long.
It will not stop,
I will come down.
Oh no.

Let me find my way.
I'll take you to the edge.
Go across that window.
And I'll carry you there.

Woah, and nothing goes right.
Woah, and days don't come to night.
Oh, and all I see, is the error of my own enemy.

A man alone,
And cut and torn for it.
His whole life friend after friend,
They're all a flash in the pan,
With no hope of rejoice at all.

You say, go slow.
But something's right behind me.
I can runaway, for only so long.
It will not stop,
I will come down.
Oh no.

Let me find my way (Don't be scared of what you might be saying).
I'll take you to the edge (Throw away those empty fears).
Go across that window (Throw away those).
And I'll carry you there.

Oh, and nothing goes right.
Oh, and days don't come to night. (Throw away those empty fears)
Go across that window (throw away those), and I'll carry you.
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Cool song Bill Thanks
 phlattop wrote:

first time hearing it and my reaction was indigo girls too.
 
Or Indigo Boys with a former BNL sitting in (Could've sworn I heard a bit of Steven Page in there).
 ziggytrix wrote:
OMG this is Guster?!? I've heard this song a bajillion times, and until Bill called out that "Indigo Boys" joke I had no clue this wasn't Indigo Girls.  Dang! {#Lol}{#Lol}{#Lol}

 
first time hearing it and my reaction was indigo girls too.
OMG this is Guster?!? I've heard this song a bajillion times, and until Bill called out that "Indigo Boys" joke I had no clue this wasn't Indigo Girls.  Dang! {#Lol}{#Lol}{#Lol}
Indigo boys. That is gold! +1 for boo
BOOOOO.
 mandolin wrote:
Indigo Boys.

 
Yeah, that
Reminiscent of Galileo by the Indigo Girls
 C-dogg wrote:
Adam and Ryan of Guster came out into the audience to play Window during a show at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco. They really know how to connect with the fans. :) Here's the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HC483OsZi3M

 
They did the same thing at the Lincoln Theater in Washington--I think on the same tour, the acoustic one, right? The twist was they would sing "Window" to someone who texted them during the show. I forget what the criterion was, but a young woman sitting next to us "won." Sure enough they came down and sang "Window" to her, with Adam almost in my lap, "Sorry, dude..." My daughter, a huge Guster fan, danced, sang, grinned, not believing her good fortune to be so close to them. Pretty cool. Guster loves their fans and will go to amazing lengths to show them how much.
 C-dogg wrote:
Adam and Ryan of Guster came out into the audience to play Window during a show at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco. They really know how to connect with the fans. :) Here's the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HC483OsZi3M

 
I know what you mean. Slash from G'N'R used to connect with his fans all the time, only the female ones though, for some reason.
The Indigo Girls after a few testosterone.shots.
 JoBo wrote:

Eddie From Ohio -ish sounding

 
Yes, with a hint of Indigo Girls.

Neither one a bad thing in my opinion. 
Adam and Ryan of Guster came out into the audience to play Window during a show at the Palace of Fine Arts in San Francisco. They really know how to connect with the fans. :) Here's the video: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HC483OsZi3M

Eddie From Ohio -ish sounding
Boilerplate frat rock... even ripping off Cyndi Lauper lyrics... 
 mgoldman wrote:
BODeans??
 
Yeah, that's who I thought it was at first, too. Odd. Even tho' Guster has two top notch vocalists, they don't harmonize like this all that often. I had the same complaint about Barenaked Ladies.
 LizK wrote:
And more than a wisp of Stevie Nicks.  Which I like. A lot.
 
i don't hear that at all. all i hear is the dreadful indigo girls.
this is brutal. why, Guster, why?
And more than a wisp of Stevie Nicks.  Which I like. A lot.
 cohifi wrote:
sounds like gomez  {#Roflol}
 

no you don't {#Naughty}
I'm finding the "You say 'go slow'" part really distracting — my mental jukebox keeps trying to slide into "Time After Time".
i'm hearing SubDudes now

BODeans??
old school guster! thanks RP
sounds like gomez  {#Roflol}
This sounds a lot like Box Set.  I really like it!!
 mandolin wrote:
Indigo Boys.
 
HA!  Exactly - the same sound that I cannot stand from the girls.  I like some Guster, but not this.

 sailorgirl wrote:
6 minus 1 for the stupid album cover = 5
 
6 for the cute cover, 2 for the tedious song = 4

6 minus 1 for the stupid album cover = 5
Love the guitars but i'm not sure about the vocals.  I'll try it again some other time and see what i think then.
Indigo Boys.
 crockydile wrote:
Bad Guster. Songs like they'd been listening to the Indigo Grrls
 
I personally like it better than their newer stuff. To me, "Lost And Gone Forever", "Keep It Together", and "Parachute" are Guster's best three releases, in that order. Their newest release hasn't impressed me as much. Just my two cents, though.


Bad Guster. Songs like they'd been listening to the Indigo Grrls
I feel like I'm in some farmhouse in northwest New Jersey or some New England ski resort in 1999.

I think I've heard about 800 bands do something exactly like this in one of those settings over a 3 year period in the late 90's 
LOVE IT!
i'd give my left.....hand, if Guster AND Mason Jennings would come play Ketchum Alive.
Bill Keep the guster classics coming...
trekhead wrote:
Ya mean...the BoDeans are NOT in there? 8 just the same.
Ya mean...the BoDeans are NOT in there? 8 just the same.
sine-quinn-non wrote:
Indigo boys - great comment. Also reminds me of some Lowen and Navarro song. There is a part of me that likes corny, earnest folk and part of me that finds it grating.
This is exactly what I was thinking. That said, this song is pretty lame. And I really like a lot of Guster's material. Oh well, even Bowie had a bad day once in a while.
jdorn1 wrote:
Reminds of a band called "The Wonder Stuff". Any connection? Anyone?
Well, I remember the band, but don't remember them sounding like this. Makes me want to look up that band again though, I think they had like a semi-hit
jdorn1 wrote:
Reminds of a band called "The Wonder Stuff". Any connection? Anyone?
Thank you! The intro really made me think I was going to hear something from one of my favorite 90's bands - I do agree though that Indigo Girls is much closer once the singing starts.
Indigo boys - great comment. Also reminds me of some Lowen and Navarro song. There is a part of me that likes corny, earnest folk and part of me that finds it grating.
The Indigo Boys comment is so spot on! They even invited a Mike Stipe soundalike in for guest vocals!
Hannio wrote:
Wow. This is really bad. Sounds like the Indigo Boys.
Absolutely. With a guest appearance by Michael Stipe
WonderLizard wrote:
IMHO, this cut sounds like early BoDeans, tho' the Indigo Girls analogies are funny.
I agree! Sounds very much like Bodeans style arrangement and vocal phrasing. Not that that's a bad thing.
Hm... a piece from their bongo days. I guess they had to start somewhere, eh?
Hannio wrote:
Wow. This is really bad. Sounds like the Indigo Boys.
HA HA HA MY THOUGHTS EXACTLY And I normally like Guster.
mikedill wrote:
oh my god! old school guster. is this heaven?
One man's heaven is another man's hell.
Wow. This is really bad. Sounds like the Indigo Boys.
oh my god! old school guster. is this heaven?
Allenthar wrote:
Pretty cool...for some reason they kinda remind me of BNL in this song.
That's not too surprising... the band members are friends with each other, and there's a lot of fanbase overlap. This isn't my favourite Guster song, but it's still good stuff!
I want to like Guster. I should like Guster. I like a lot of other, Guster-like music. But I just can't get into them. Every time I hear them, I'm not quite sure what's missing.
Pretty cool...for some reason they kinda remind me of BNL in this song.
Reminds of a band called "The Wonder Stuff". Any connection? Anyone?
Hannio wrote:
I was going to post the same thing.
It does have that IG feel. Everytime they say you say go slow, I want to start singing "I fall behind, the second hand unwinds..." as in "Time After Time" by Cyndi Lauper
RPsavedme wrote:
ah, old guster. love it.
right there with you... love guster and the old stuff just does it for me!
WonderLizard wrote:
IMHO, this cut sounds like early BoDeans, tho' the Indigo Girls analogies are funny.
Neither of those comparisons is a flattering thing in my book. Yuck.
Please make it stop. Gets a 3
Professor_C wrote:
Is it me or do these guys sound like the Indigo Girls if they were, uh, guys?
IMHO, this cut sounds like early BoDeans, tho' the Indigo Girls analogies are funny.
Professor_C wrote:
Is it me or do these guys sound like the Indigo Girls if they were, uh, guys?
I was going to post the same thing.
annanyc wrote:
it's not you...I just thought the same thing!
Me three.
Professor_C wrote:
Is it me or do these guys sound like the Indigo Girls if they were, uh, guys?
it's not you...I just thought the same thing!
i've never really been into guster, but what i've heard on rp i quite enjoy. they remind me a bit of dispatch.
Is it me or do these guys sound like the Indigo Girls if they were, uh, guys?
witchchild wrote:
*Orgasmic Sigh* :bounce:
WTF
Marr wrote:
Everytime I hear them say "You say go slow" I expect the next line to be "I fall behind"
one of my favorites.
hippiechick wrote:
Do we love Guster or what?!?
Guster is for lovers.
Everytime I hear them say "You say go slow" I expect the next line to be "I fall behind"
Do we love Guster or what?!?
witchchild wrote:
*Orgasmic Sigh* :bounce:
Can you sigh like that one more time for me?
*Orgasmic Sigh* :bounce:
:dance:
Jett01 wrote:
INDIGO BOYS!
:roflol: I was stuck between Indigo girls and Billy Bragg partnered up.
This really does sound like a male version of the Indigo Girls.
Jett01 wrote:
INDIGO BOYS!
definitely
nice. :)
I'm a sucker for music like this can't...stop...must...rate...8
Great energy with all the instruments, not so much with the vocals...
Old school Guster....awesome song!
sounds a bit like the Bodeans...or maybe the Bodeans sound a bit like this band. I like them both.
but... Guster doesnt start with C!
Jett01 wrote:
INDIGO BOYS!
Whoah.
Sounds like a poor man's Freddy Jones Band. Not bad.
nolands wrote:
BombsandBombsandBombs
JokesandJokesandJokes had a very prolific commentary day on August 21, 2004, as we can see from the repeated playlist today, but sadly, not a very funny day. Keep polishing your material and come back and see us, y'hear?
nolands wrote:
BombsandBombsandBombs
hilarios nolands
ah, old guster. love it.
MsfStl wrote:
Sounds kinda like O.A.R.
Sounds kinda like Dispatch.
i never met a gus song i didn't like
Guster rocks! You can take almost any song from any of their albums, and it will be quality. Such a good band.
says something about how good music is at conditioning a response when every time they sing "You say, Go slow" and i immediately think "I fall behind..."
:-({|= :guitarist: :drummer: ADHD?
old school guster is the best!
Every single CD is great by these guys, good choice!
JokesandJokesandJokes wrote:
Someone needs to start a thread "how much money does Guster donate to RP"
BombsandBombsandBombs
Someone needs to start a thread "how much money does Guster donate to RP"
Jett01 wrote:
INDIGO BOYS!
Now that's funny! LOL!
Jett01 wrote:
INDIGO BOYS!
LOL. My thoughts exactly!
INDIGO BOYS!
Have these guys considered going instrumental? Things sounded good until the voices came in. :wink:
jayladdin wrote:
Old school Guster! Excellent! Nice harmonies and great drums - and it sounds very basic - like these guys were recording it right in my living room. More Guster, please - this is terrific!
Yeahhh - I second the old school Guster all the way!!!! :bounce:
gotta love guster!
Reminds me of Spirit of the West, a Canadian band, and their pre-1990 work.
Old school Guster! Excellent! Nice harmonies and great drums - and it sounds very basic - like these guys were recording it right in my living room. More Guster, please - this is terrific!
Sounds kinda like O.A.R.
Guster is simply one of the best kept secrets in music today. Rarely do I introduce them to someone who doesn't become a fan. Please play more! Great song.