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Bird York — Haunting You
Album: The Velvet Hour
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6.8

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Total ratings: 1113









Released: 2003
Length: 4:22
Plays (last 30 days): 1
The days done
and the moon's up
and I'm pacing the cage of my heart
I cannot stop
this aching
always leaves me
dizzy with the Need
just wanna feel someone
that's the time I wonder what it is you're doing
and I slip in your mind like a daydream
I am guilty of haunting you
I am the song that stays in your mind
I am the breeze you feel upon you
I am the ghost in your bed stirring your desire
in the silence
in the shadows
in the uncharted land of your heart
you will hear me calling to you saying
don't be afraid of the dark
you're not alone I'm closer than the breath within you
I am under your skin , can you feel it?
chorus
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Wow very talented lady
Lovely.  Hearing KD Lang in some notes
Reminds me of a singer I stumbled upon in England that never really made it here named Jerry Burns. 
Isn't this that popular singer from Iceland?  Oh wait, no that's "Bjork", not Bird York
 ziggytrix wrote:

Are you serious? If you'd said something about Zero 7, sure, but this sounds NOTHING like Bjork. 
 
I was replying to something; taking my post in that context might clear things up a little for you.  But let me help:  "One of many similar female artists...".  The fact that this sounds nothing like Bjork (or anyone else I could immediately think of) was basically my point.
 ziggytrix wrote:

Are you serious? If you'd said something about Zero 7, sure, but this sounds NOTHING like Bjork. 

 
Yes, I hear Zero 7 too, which is nice.
What a lovely voice.
 ODAD wrote:
Her cover photo reminds me of Gates McFadden.

 
YES!  I'll take that "reminds me of" over "sounds like Bjork" ANYDAY!

(although I was gonna say she has a white-Sade thing going on, and I say that as guy who "dated" an Asian-Sade sounding girl after high school)


 dwhayslett wrote:

Ain't that the truth.  How do we know this isn't Bjork?

 
Are you serious? If you'd said something about Zero 7, sure, but this sounds NOTHING like Bjork. 
From me only  5 - Decent
 whomhow wrote:
One of many similar female artists, nothing really special. 5.

 
Ain't that the truth.  How do we know this isn't Bjork?
 dragon1952 wrote:
Reminds me of Brazil '66 kind of.

 
...featuring Fiona Apple. 
 ODAD wrote:
Her cover photo reminds me of Gates McFadden.

 
I do see that myself, {#Cheers}
Yes, the musical phrase repeated in the outro bears a startling similarity to another song, but I can't call to mind which one it is.
 
Reminds me of Brazil '66 kind of.
Her cover photo reminds me of Gates McFadden.
Really nice
 Aud wrote:


Yeah, the hook reminds me of some other song. What could that be? ideas?

 
Yes Piranga is right, the hook is reminiscent of Joe Jackson's song Steppin Out.
 whomhow wrote:
One of many similar female artists, nothing really special. 5.

 
While I would agree with this in many cases..this one seems different to me, at least this song. More in line with Zero 7, Air or Morcheba which I like.
One of many similar female artists, nothing really special. 5.
Smoky voice ... very nice tune.
Does she look like Rene Russo? {#Whisper}

Rene Russo 
Good music
Nice voice
Oh, this is good.  It's not often I purchase an album on the basis of one track, but here we go......

edit:  just listened to this album in the car this morning.  Certainly a mellow drive.  I enjoyed it. 
 
Steppin Out.

Aud wrote:


Yeah, the hook reminds me of some other song. What could that be? ideas?

 


 GarageDragon wrote:
I always hate this song when it first starts,  but when she gets to the chorus I remember I really like it. 
 

Yeah, the hook reminds me of some other song. What could that be? ideas?
nice
Is that a Theremin I hear in the background?
 
 chrispmcd wrote:
she runs a really cool gas station /cafe in maine
 
Details?  Because, you know, she is haunting me pretty badly.  (Google gets my query all confused with places in "York, Maine".)
I always hate this song when it first starts,  but when she gets to the chorus I remember I really like it. 
Bad! Not the good bad, but the bad bad!
Does Bird York have a Twitter feed?  {#Mrgreen}
.."that's the time i wonder what you're doing / and i slip in your mind like a daydream"..(if i caught that right)..

..down-to-earth & a flight of imagination, all at once..
Interestingly (to me, anyway), she records songs using "Bird" and acts using "Kathleen," as though she wants to keep these two facets of her career separate—maybe to see which wins out in the long run, thus making her smart as well as multi-talented and beautiful! Get in line, guys!
 unclehud wrote:
I'm assuming that's her on the album cover.  If not, I've fallen in love with the wrong girl.
 
Methinks you will need to get in line … behind me, please! Thank you.
 anabel wrote:

I'm with you Giselle! 

 
Can I come, too!

you know...

I thought she was kinda hot on West Wing...

who knew she could sing like this

and considering her nickname

how apropos..

I'm assuming that's her on the album cover.  If not, I've fallen in love with the wrong girl.
 Proclivities wrote:

Perhaps you can simulate that while studying: grab a beer, dim the lights, and light up a square.

 
I doubt that will assist in passing the Microsoft Windows 7 Enterprise Desktop Support Technician certification.  However, it will make studying less sucky.

 Byronape wrote:
I can't listen to this anymore!  It makes me wish I was in some dive jazz club, sitting in a back corner table amid a fog of smoke and  nursing an amber bock instead of sitting here studying.
 
Perhaps you can simulate that while studying: grab a beer, dim the lights, and light up a square.

 lexica wrote:

It makes me wish my sweetie were home instead of working Friday night.

{#Hug}

{#Naughty}

{#Sad}
 
It makes me wish I had a sweetie...

 Byronape wrote:
I can't listen to this anymore!  It makes me wish I was in some dive jazz club, sitting in a back corner table amid a fog of smoke and  nursing an amber bock instead of sitting here studying.
 
It makes me wish my sweetie were home instead of working Friday night.

{#Hug}

{#Naughty}

{#Sad}
I can't listen to this anymore!  It makes me wish I was in some dive jazz club, sitting in a back corner table amid a fog of smoke and  nursing an amber bock instead of sitting here studying.
black velvet
Smooth as velvet and somewhat haunting.....
 Giselle62 wrote:
thanks—-i like non-baby-voiced women's voices like hers, sexy.
 
I'm with you Giselle! 

thanks—-i like non-baby-voiced women's voices like hers, sexy.
 jagdriver wrote:
{#Hearteyes}
 

metoo
 meydele wrote:
The chorus is reminding me very much of another song but I can't bring it to mind . . . I read through the comments but it's not been mentioned. Damn, now this is going to bug me all day. Still good though, 7.
 
natural_tools wrote:How about No Doubt's Simple Kind of Life? (as mentioned way below)

Yes, I hear that too.
what an amazing voice!
{#Hearteyes}
she runs a really cool gas station /cafe in maine
Amazon Price: $92.20
Well, as this album appears extremely difficult to find online, it seems the laws of supply and demand hold...




 MsJudi wrote:
I just love her. She was great in The West Wing, too.
 

the west wing was better than this, imo
I would gladly nest with this song Bird!
Very high quality, extremely enjoyable adult contemporary music, ie, love it!
Apt album title.................

She can 'haunt' me any day! {#Cheesygrin}
HOT!

 Zep wrote:
I thought this said MULCHY and was wondering what mulch sounded like....
 
She doesn't sound earthy to me.

Zep wrote:
I thought this said MULCHY and was wondering what mulch sounded like....

Sounds a lot like this tune...

Beaker wrote:
I do like her voice. Muchly.
I thought this said MULCHY and was wondering what mulch sounded like....
I just love her. She was great in The West Wing, too.
Growing on me. Rating++
coulda sworn this was KD Lang. Both good.
ThePoose wrote:
I Monster should follow this.
that's what I was thinking...haven't heard that in a while. ed. I don't know why I had this rated so low. I like it (low 7) man, those skips are harsh though....
Too bad it's not on iTunes. I tried to buy it, to no avail. It is a great song. I'm a big sucker for rich harmonic structures and weird chord progressions...
I Monster should follow this.
Dammit! It's time to leave work.... but I don't wanna 'cause I can't take RP with me! Now, that's just wrong.:cry: :music:
Quite a talented human being. This isn't bad ... no, not at all. :music:
lily34 wrote:
this is my first time seeing a photo of this woman. i swear she looks like a dead ringer for an actress that was on early years of west wing as what's his name's speechwriter's wife. and i think she sings professionally to. don't know her name. but i do think she did a song for that movie Crash... i could be wrong. i've been wrong before.
One and the same. (click here)
this is my first time seeing a photo of this woman. i swear she looks like a dead ringer for an actress that was on early years of west wing as what's his name's speechwriter's wife. and i think she sings professionally to. don't know her name. but i do think she did a song for that movie Crash... i could be wrong. i've been wrong before.
kevin36 wrote:
What a lot of people don't realize is that just below where the frame ends on the cover shot is where her arm, or stub, ends.
Like Woody Harrelson in 'Kingpin'? Or Chubbs Petersen in 'Happy Gilmore'?
meydele wrote:
The chorus is reminding me very much of another song but I can't bring it to mind . . . I read through the comments but it's not been mentioned. Damn, now this is going to bug me all day. Still good though, 7.
How about No Doubt's Simple Kind of Life? (as mentioned way below)
meydele wrote:
The chorus is reminding me very much of another song but I can't bring it to mind . . . I read through the comments but it's not been mentioned. Damn, now this is going to bug me all day. Still good though, 7.
Is it "It's My Life" by TALK TALK"? That's what I hear
meydele wrote:
The chorus is reminding me very much of another song but I can't bring it to mind . . . I read through the comments but it's not been mentioned. Damn, now this is going to bug me all day. Still good though, 7.
i was just thinking the same thing so i had to get online and see if anyone else thought it. i think it may be a joe jackson song that has a similar chorus???
The chorus is reminding me very much of another song but I can't bring it to mind . . . I read through the comments but it's not been mentioned. Damn, now this is going to bug me all day. Still good though, 7.
I've had the album for a long time but hearing this song once in a while on RP gives me new appreciation for it.
definitely K.D. Lang vibes. I like her better on RP than on the West Wing.
KevDogRedux wrote:
Yeah. But, I'd still do her.
I'm sure she'd be real glad to hear that. Yeah. :beat:
Beautifully sung and composed....a 9
What a lot of people don't realize is that just below where the frame ends on the cover shot is where her arm, or stub, ends.
eisbaer_67 wrote:
"Soft and warm - the Quiet Storm" ?
You're thinking of KBLX in Oakland. I heard her on KKSF from San Francisco. The name of the song was Magic Smile.
I hear a little K.D. Lang... And a great voice. Its a 9, if it doesnt get too much .... Bill....
Alpine wrote:
Yes, I remember her. From back in the 80's. What songs did she do? I remember her being played on a "Smooth Jazz" station back in the SF Bay Area, KKSF.
"Soft and warm - the Quiet Storm" ?
passsion8 wrote:
Anyone remember Rosie Vela?
Yes, I remember her. From back in the 80's. What songs did she do? I remember her being played on a "Smooth Jazz" station back in the SF Bay Area, KKSF.
dwhayslett wrote:
Uh, no, you don't. You insist on tuning in here where you hate so much of what's played. You have only yourself to blame.
Yes, and us to punish. :rolleyes: I just don't get folks who rate more than half the songs 1's and 2's. Why torture yourself AND us? Well, from my last rating go-round, the song's grown on me (to a 7). This Bird's got some talent.
catmaven wrote:
...now I have to listen to...
Uh, no, you don't. You insist on tuning in here where you hate so much of what's played. You have only yourself to blame.
Anyone remember Rosie Vela?
Truly hated this for the first 2 minutes. Then, like some form of musical chicken pox, it began to grow on me. I'll have to hear it a few more times to really decide. Stuck a 6 on it for now, but, the jury is clearly out on this one.
Would be interesting to hear this segue into Talk Talk- "It's My Life". I agree that the bridge sounds very similar. This song doesn't do a whole lot for me, but makes me want to hear the Talk Talk song....
The jury is still out on this girl. This is nice but I don't know about her other stuff. Must listen more when another York rolls around.
jeffersonpump wrote:
is it just me, or did No Doubt do this song too? "a simple kind of life"
No Doubt they would know about the simple minded life.
This really touches me. A 9. :clap:
is it just me, or did No Doubt do this song too? "a simple kind of life"
sweet voice!
Nice and sexy voice. Goes a 7...
anyone else hear k.d. lang in this?
Grantus wrote:
Yeah, the chorus sounds like the Talk Talk bridge. Also the arrangement is a bit Tim Freisse-Green (of Talk Talk). Between the piano chords/phrasing, and the ambient guitar and the synthstrings. . .
bridge - yeeesh. That's what I meant :redface:
would love to hear this followed by You Made Me The Thief of Your Heart
When I get mellow, I ripen and then I rot (Woody Allen, "Annie Hall").
catmaven wrote:
I can't stand too many more of the breathy females (commenting on Bird York). They sell their sex appeal in place of really singing, and I can't stand it.
Yeah. But, I'd still do her.
I can't stand too many more of the breathy females (commenting on Bird York). They sell their sex appeal in place of really singing, and I can't stand it. Darn, now I have to listen to Urban Species featuring Imogen H. Must turn off now. :roll: :yawn:
Yowsah!
This song remains me about morning sex :wave:
pdhski wrote:
anyone else hear a bit of Talk Talk's "It's My Life" in the chorus here? Or am I just way too much Mr. Derivative?
You mean it's not? 8O This song really cuts me both ways...I like Bird and her voice, but it's also very reminiscent of Anita ("Sweet Love") Baker, and that is most definitely NOT a good thing. Guess I have to give it a 6.
Sexy, breathy voice in the verses, then it gets sort of Dido-y. Nice beat.
rgrace wrote:
This is why I keep listening to Radio Paradise.
:nodhead: true :nodhead:
I bought the album on the strength of this song. No regrets.
:yawn: (butterpop)
GET THIS CD! It's wonderful!
pdhski wrote:
anyone else hear a bit of Talk Talk's "It's My Life" in the chorus here? Or am I just way too much Mr. Derivative?
Initially - listening from another room - I thought it was a cover of this song....
misterlee wrote:
I agree!!! I feel like I've been sniffing a Sharpie marker. Very floaty and drifty. Can't wat to see what's next!!!
Amen! Though, the sharpie marker is out.
randomprime wrote:
I did. It took me a few minutes to figure out what song this one was reminding me of. I'm glad I'm not the only relic of the eighties.
Yeah, the chorus sounds like the Talk Talk bridge. Also the arrangement is a bit Tim Freisse-Green (of Talk Talk). Between the piano chords/phrasing, and the ambient guitar and the synthstrings. . .
She wishes she was Margo Timmins. :D
This is why I keep listening to Radio Paradise.
cherylg4 wrote:
Sweet set--Robt. Plant, Cowboy Junkies, and now this. I'm drifting....
I agree!!! I feel like I've been sniffing a Sharpie marker. Very floaty and drifty. Can't wat to see what's next!!!
Sweet set--Robt. Plant, Cowboy Junkies, and now this. I'm drifting....
I love Bird.... did y'all know that she's on West Wing as Toby's ex-wife?
pdhski wrote:
anyone else hear a bit of Talk Talk's "It's My Life" in the chorus here? Or am I just way too much Mr. Derivative?
I did. It took me a few minutes to figure out what song this one was reminding me of. I'm glad I'm not the only relic of the eighties.