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Blur — Out Of Time
Album: Think Tank
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Total ratings: 1140









Released: 2003
Length: 3:39
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Where's the love song to set us free?
Too many people down
Everything turning the wrong way round

And I don't know what love would be
But if we stop dreaming now
Lord knows we'll never clear the clouds

And you've been so busy lately that you haven't found the time
To open up your mind
And watch the world spinning gently out of time

Feel the sunshine on your face
It's in a computer now
Gone to the future way out in space

And you've been so busy lately that you haven't found the time
To open up your mind
And watch the world spinning gently out of time

And you've been so busy lately that you haven't found the time
To open up your mind
And watch the world spinning gently out of time

Tell me I'm not dreaming
But are we out of time?
We're out of time
Out of time
Out of time
Out of time
Out of time
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Oooh waited long for this one.
One of the most beautiful songs Blur ever made
I looked at my phone to see what band this was, and was genuinely surprised to see that this is Blur.  Not at all in keeping with my impression of them from way back.  Good song.
Definitely one of the very best things Blur did! Wasn't mad keen on the album, but to go in that direction with no Graham Coxon was a bold move - and probably sewed the seeds to Gorrilaz and all that 
Simple & so Beauty
Simple, raw, beautiful. 

A real gem of a tune. 
 coolpeople_rule wrote:
His voice sounds a little like David Bowie's to me. Not a bad tune.
 
He sounds a little like Greg Lake or Paul Weller at times.  I guess it's more the phrasing with that baritone voice.
 dragon1952 wrote:
Bleh.....not sure why anyone would actually buy that.

 
You might have been born in 1952 but it doesn't mean you have to live there. 
{#Good-vibes}
Not enough Blur on RP {#Music}
 dragon1952 wrote:
Bleh.....not sure why anyone would actually buy that.

 
Yes, what with your opinion being universal and all ... wait, what?
Bleh.....not sure why anyone would actually buy that.
I keep waiting for the tune to switch over to 'Mr Tambourine Man'
Announced yesterday that a new Gorillaz collection is in the works. Yes. Albarn is a stone genius.
Honestly like this tune for some reason.
{#Naughty} horrible!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! 
i love this song. great album.
Think Tank is a very very good album. Listen to it. :)
This song is annoying. I thought I had two different (competing) audio streams going on my computer.

I thought this was gorillaz at first.  I had to dig to find damon's name...good stuff.
Wicked cover art. I'd love to find a print of this.
 coolpeople_rule wrote:
His voice sounds a little like David Bowie's to me. Not a bad tune.
 
There are a few songs where David puts on a kind of tired, very English vocalization that sounds like this.  Thinking of Repetition from Lodger as the best example.

However, over 44 years of recording, Bowie has used more varied vocal styles than he has stage personalities.


 lewie221 wrote:

Hey, Excelsior is back!

(And apparently a girl, which is something of a surprise.)
 

LOL!

and for those of you who don't know the reference....

https://www.radioparadise.com/content.php?name=Members&file=userinfo&showdata=song_comments&u=31670
i challenge you to find one positive comment.
 lewie221 wrote:

Hey, Excelsior is back!

(And apparently a girl, which is something of a surprise.)
 

Nah... I reckon he's a boy... I reckon he just likes to hang round down at the docks... in drag    {#Tongue}
Me like... Funny tho- sounds like Gorillaz  {#Lol}
 jtdiver wrote:
Damon Albarn has such a great voice

Now if he could only develop a sense of melody...

 lewie221 wrote:

Hey, Excelsior is back!

(And apparently a girl, which is something of a surprise.)
 
What makes you think that Excelsior was a guy?

Damon Albarn has such a great voice
 sailorgirl wrote:
blech    {#Puke} not interested.  MUTE.
 
Hey, Excelsior is back!

(And apparently a girl, which is something of a surprise.)


blech    {#Puke} not interested.  MUTE.
I had to check. I like David Bowie. This is nice at first listen. :)


https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Think_Tank_(album)

B
anksy = Genius

Can I just add that I saw Blur perform this at Glastonbury to 75,000 fans and it was rather splendid? There. . . done it. 

 cactus7709 wrote:
Great tune,great band
 
Can I use the word AWESOME? 

Great tune,great band
nice song. video is a bit abstract but nice to watch

silly album cover btw

His voice sounds a little like David Bowie's to me. Not a bad tune.
 canoeist wrote:
Great track - Blur can do no wrong - can't wat for the promised new album
 
A new album, really as Blur?  I can't wait!

 copymonkey wrote:
Isn't this a Ron Sexsmith song, or am I, in the current vernacular "mis-remembering"?
 
He does sound like Ron Sexsmith on this one but it's a Blur song.
Really sick of this song—gets worse each time it is played
Thought it sounded like the Arctic Monkeys
Seems like every time I listen to this one I like it better. 6 -> 7 today!
matteo lavaselli

{#Iamwithstupid}
COOL!  I love The Current Vernacular.  They're touring with Wheezer right? 

copymonkey wrote:

Isn't this a Ron Sexsmith song, or am I, in the current vernacular "mis-remembering"?

 


Isn't this a Ron Sexsmith song, or am I, in the current vernacular "mis-remembering"?
yclept wrote:
did Banksy do the album cover?
Yes he did
did Banksy do the album cover?
EssexTex wrote:
Oh you're SO right Oasis are SHIT!
I second...and third that remark.
ziggytrix wrote:
ha!
Oh you're SO right Oasis are SHIT!
tiddalick wrote:
I suspect you don't like Oasis because they're shit!
ha!
Great track - Blur can do no wrong - can't wat for the promised new album
wow, this is fabulous!
The beginning sounds like it's gonna be a cover of I Scare Myself.
gbourbon wrote:
Blur or Gorillaz!?!?!?
Montillius wrote:
Yes.
pannaramma wrote:
Is it the same guy?
Yes.
Montillius wrote:
Yes.
Is it the same guy?
really lovely song....gentle guitar
gbourbon wrote:
Blur or Gorillaz!?!?!? :bananasplit:
Yes.
Beautiful song...
optimusprime10 wrote:
what ever happened to those parental advisory stickers?
https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Parental_Advisory might offer some hints.
11
Darkmatter wrote:
As time goes by, this song is growing into the best Blur song ever. :clap:
Is that to say it's a shame they don't have anything better? :ask:
As time goes by, this song is growing into the best Blur song ever. :clap:
halcyem wrote:
Great song, shame about the video - the mock reality-tv bite about life on an aircraft carrier didnt really gel. And Graham Coxon can do a lot better.
Completely agree. I get weak when I listen to this, but the video is a huge disappointment.
Love this song, the love song!
The best song Neil Finn never wrote.
that's disappointing to hear. but yeah, i love this song. this guy's voice just does it for me. i've always enjoyed blur.
the best song on this not so good album
This just keeps growing on me...A well crafted tune that says just enough to be meaningful without preaching.
This sounds just like Ron Sexsmith, a Canadian who was acclaimed by Elvis Costello.
what ever happened to those parental advisory stickers?
True lyrics.
Kerly wrote:
Good track. Old stuff is as good as this song. I liked their older stuff more.
+ 1 to that.
Good track. Old stuff is as good as this song. I liked their older stuff more.
Great song, shame about the video - the mock reality-tv bite about life on an aircraft carrier didnt really gel. And Graham Coxon can do a lot better.
Great stuff. I think William Orbit and Fatboy Slim produced this album?
:yawn:
Never really followed these guys… Dig this song.
Angelof9 wrote:
Hands down my all time favourite Blur song
I agree-love this song! :bounce:
This is the first time I've heard this song--I'm kind of liking it. I think I might like it better if it were a bit more peppy.
Really well produced. Heart-breakingly beautiful song.
Blur or Gorillaz!?!?!? :bananasplit:
Angelof9 wrote:
Hands down my all time favourite Blur song
Wow. Amazing how different people can be. This song is painful to me. //shrug
Hands down my all time favourite Blur song
whoa.... isn't this The Dears?
This gets a "no."
curtkare wrote:
Why am I distinctly thinking of Paul Weller?
I don't know. Why are you thinking of Paul Weller? Do you have a Paul Weller fixation? Maybe you need to talk to somebody about this.
Why am I distinctly thinking of Paul Weller?
I really like this song, and Damon's distinct voice makes it even better. Blur never disappoints me.
not a good Blur song - bland - but i suspect its huge in Europe !!!
tiddalick wrote:
I suspect you don't like Oasis because they're shit!:wink:
Oh, right. That would be it... Thanks, tidders!
ChardRemains wrote:
Yeah. Must be why i like these guys but not their big Brit-pop contemporary rivals, Oasis. Haven't been disappointed by them yet.
I suspect you don't like Oasis because they're shit! :wink:
:sunny.gif:
:daisy:
Freakin Excellent!
LOVE this SONG!!!
Great song!
radiojunkie wrote:
Bowie-esque, yes, but I'm also hearing a big Jack Bruce influence.
Yeah. Must be why i like these guys but not their big Brit-pop contemporary rivals, Oasis. Haven't been disappointed by them yet.
Bowie, Jack Bruce...ok. Also, let's throw in the Zombies while we're at it. Decent tune, but it doesn't go far.
Damon Albarn has always come up with great melodies, and this is another.
radiojunkie wrote:
Bowie-esque, yes, but I'm also hearing a big Jack Bruce influence.
There! That's it! That's who I was trying to place - Jack Bruce! OMLOG, thank you for clearing that up and sparing me needless agony.
Bowie-esque, yes, but I'm also hearing a big Jack Bruce influence.
I am not a big Blur fan, and found the Oasis v Blur Britpop duel of the mid-90s especially tiresome. This I like. I also like everything that I have heard from Damon Albarn's various un-Blurred projects (Gorillaz, 'Reykjavik 101' film soundtrack) enough to say that here is a guy worth keeping an eye on.
psycholynx wrote:
Grows on you ........
Then take a shower and wash it off, quick, before it spreads. This sounds like something from a bad English movie from the 60's. NEXT!
Grows on you - I just bumped it to 10
I still remember these guys from the Madchester/Baggy days ala Charlatans, Stone Roses, Happy Mondays, etc. My how they've changed since then. Then again if they hadn't they'd probably be long gone like most other Madchester bands.
Darkmatter wrote:
.... Blur singer Damon Albarn explored quite a lot of west and north african folk music before recording "Think Tank" with Blur ... :)
Albarn also either wrote or assembled the soundtrack for the film "Ordinary Decent Criminals," that was an excellent mix. However, I've only seen this soundtrack for sale as an import and they wanted like $30 for it. A little too pricey for this kid. Nontheless, the songs on it are terriffic.
Yes !!! I love this song. There is just something about it. Blur sure has grown up, huh? Woooo Hoooo
I'm fooled into thinking this is a Bella Fleck tune every time this song starts to pour through my speakers... right up until the vocals start, then from that point forward I don't hear any Bella Fleck... hmmm...
I saw Blur do this song on Letterman's show and it's become my favorite Blur tune since - thanks!
i love this one. this stuff is much better than that 'song 2' irritation. ^_^
:music: One of the few songs that deserve a 10. And with the video it's even more "godlike". This coming from a guy who doesn't even like music videos. Though the video consists of documentary-footage, but anyway.
This is a great song. Blur singer Damon Albarn explored quite a lot of west and north african folk music before recording "Think Tank" with Blur (see the Mali Music album for example) and it clearly shows in this song. The odd sounds in the background is a bunch of Moroccan musicians playing traditional instruments, apparently. I like it! :)
FilmSurgeon wrote:
Wow. Bill's ID loop is way out of whack today.
Was thinking the same thing.... But this Blur song is pretty cool.
Wow. Bill's ID loop is way out of whack today.
Great song, great lyrics.
ChardRemains wrote:
Blur does seem to have this very strong Bowie influence. The only album I have of theirs is The Great Escape -- and it reminds me very much of Hunky Dory....don't know why, because it's much more uptempo. Sort of Broadway-ish...or would that be West End?
also reminds me of some of the songs on "Space Oddity" as well. Nice change of pace for them. :-k :propeller:
How many songs were playing? Sounded like at least two ... weird.
istanbulbaby wrote:
I really like this - my only complaint is that Blur seems to have lost their fun. Maybe I need to listen to the rest of the album before I make any judgments, though. :-k After hearing this again, I'm starting to really like it. So never mind.
they've certainly evolved. I mean, I think Parklife and Modern Life is Rubbish are still my favorite albums, but I love them even more knowing that Blur is a group that isn't afraid of experimenting and finding new sounds. Yay Blur!
this is not a good song. IMHO.
Are these really the same people of "girls who like boys who like boys...."?? What happened?
GolfRomeo wrote:
Yeah, or Elvis Costello circa Almost Blue.
Blur does seem to have this very strong Bowie influence. The only album I have of theirs is The Great Escape -- and it reminds me very much of Hunky Dory....don't know why, because it's much more uptempo. Sort of Broadway-ish...or would that be West End?
Sounds like Jeffrey Gaines...which is a good thing.