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Nick Drake — Which Will
Album: Pink Moon
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Total ratings: 997









Released: 1972
Length: 2:55
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Which will you go for?
Which will you love?
Which will you choose from
From the stars above?

Which will you answer?
Which will you call?
Which will you take for
For your one and all?

And tell me now
Which will you love the best?

Which do you dance for?
Which makes you shine?
Which will you choose now
If you won't choose mine?

Which will you hope for?
Which can it be?
Which will you take now
If you won't take me?

And tell now
Which will you love the best?
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... Said GOD.   (because we are written in His heart)   ... can't help but think about it... as it's clear to me.  
 nutrod42 wrote:
It would be great to hear the Lucinda Williams version of this.
 
Solis does a great version also.....of course, this is the best
Makes me crying and smiling at the same time...
 sjmorrison2 wrote:

"Did we give up, when the Germans bombed Pearl Harbor? . . . . . .  NO."

 

 {#Cheesygrin}sfyi2001 wrote:
                                      

 

It would be great to hear the Lucinda Williams version of this.
  zeroblueS wrote:
Have listened to Nick Drake since he first appeared on the sampler Nice Enough to Eat. Still amazing after all these years.

I heard Nick Drake for the first time on a 99p sampler (Northern Sky). While Nick died unknown his work appeared on lots “sampler” albums in the UK. I wouldn’t be surprised if this was one of the significant ways his music made it from obscurity to cult hero.


Tom Mallon RIP. Always think of you when I hear Nick.

 
 zeroblueS wrote:
Have listened to Nick Drake since he first appeared on the sampler Nice Enough to Eat. Still amazing after all these years.
 
Had to google the sampler. A nice collection of tunes, but I'm not sure Bill would approve of the segue from Time Has Told Me to 20th Century Schizoid Man. But maybe it works. Hmmm.
Sublime 
Hmmm - I was surprised because  I didn't like this. Something about the opening vocals was unpleasant
Nice guitar work on this ~
 Welly wrote:
I will always think of Nick Drake as great road music.

 
Indeed.  Later night two lane blacktop thru long and curvy terrain that's lit only by a big full moon kind'a road music.  At least...for me.

{#Motor}

Highlow
American Net'Zen
Beautiful
Tomorrow would be Nick's 65th birthday.

Tomorrow, June 19th, 2013 marks what would've been Nick's 65th birthday. In honor of this day, BBC radio is broadcasting an hour-long show dedicated to Nick's music with interviews from Joe Boyd. The show will be available online post broadcast here:

https://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/b02x94ns
Nice.
This was our wedding song 19 years ago. A dear friend sang it following more along the lines of Lucinda Williams cover version, which may be even more emotional. The song gets me every time, regardless of version. I'm sure glad my beautiful wife agreed to choose mine!
Nick great artist RIP

Nick, certainly one of a kind.

Simply wonderful.

 


So sad that I discovered Nick Drake so late in my life. Love this song.
 lerxst wrote:

Like the guitar, but the voice grates on me.  Maybe someday I'll appreciate him, but now is not the time.


 

Me TOO!  Love the guitar, but no enough to put up with the lame vocals.  I mute for now.  Sorry.
 Welly wrote:
I will always think of Nick Drake as great road music.
 
I agree, but I'm not sure why.
Solas does a great version of this song....
 Art_Carnage wrote:

Add me to the list! This sucks harder than a Dyson.

  
 

Blasphemer!!



This must be the 'great music, bad cover art hour'.....
I will always think of Nick Drake as great road music.
Amazing stuff, just love his oddball guitar tunings...


This song is groovy...




This song is really good for the ears...


What were we listening too instead of this way back then?  and how did we miss this guy?

Like the guitar, but the voice grates on me.  Maybe someday I'll appreciate him, but now is not the time.


Lucinda Williams did a decent cover of this. I think it was recorded live at a radio station.
And also one of the coolest album covers EVER....
Misterfixit wrote:
Ah Young Nick, why did you have to leave us so soon?
Amen.
Timeless perfection, touches the core of my being. Never fails to satisfy.
Ah, my daily dose of Nick Drake, easing the morning coffee jitters.
I'm always amazed at how fresh and current he sounds. This has to be pretty old. He never sounds dated or quaint.
Ah, the incomparable Mr. Drake.
Ah Young Nick, why did you have to leave us so soon? :group-hug:
Have listened to Nick Drake since he first appeared on the sampler Nice Enough to Eat. Still amazing after all these years.
Ahhhh . . . Nick Drake's voice and guitar soothes my wearisome mind. A deeply troubled man who was totally at peace with his music. And now his music gives me peace. Nick Drake was a great musician/songwriter.
I'm so hit and miss with Nick Drake. This is one of those songs that I can't really get into. I definitely appreciate the talent, though.
ZZZZZzzzzzz....
As I read a lot of discussions about whether Nick was a good guitar player or not: just try to figure his style and technique out, if you perform some playing yourself. And then you might judge. Nick Drake, since I re-discovered him several years ago, is one of the greatest for me and will ever be, I'm sure. No other whom I feel so directly linked to, through music as well as through lyrics, though I couldn't explain properly why. Mysterious, yes, no doubt. But I enjoy it. Besides: one of my main reasons for listening to Radio Paradise.
Rickvee wrote:
Can never get enough of Nick Drake's music. Quality music if there ever was.
Yes :hug:
Can never get enough of Nick Drake's music. Quality music if there ever was.
ad4tise wrote:
Is the guitar out of tune? Or is it just me.
nON sTANDARD TUNING,AND YES,OUT OF TUNE(Oops.Caps)(Oops beer) :yell:
99 wrote:
Anyone who gives this song less than an 8 is dead to me.
Greetings from the great beyond - with your attitude, glad you're not here.
99 wrote:
Anyone who gives this song less than an 8 is dead to me.
hahahaha...good thing I gave it a 10 then.
zarvok wrote:
Beck's website is hard :( Can someone give me instructions on how to find it?
Sorry, Barbie. It was a limited engagement. Gone now.
Dammit. This is not the song I need to hear today.
ad4tise wrote:
Is the guitar out of tune? Or is it just me.
Out of standard tuning, yes...but perhaps YOU anyway :roflol:
Hahaha :roflol: That's mean and funny...but I agree...and I like the song too! valerama wrote:
It's called alternate guitar tuning, maybe you've heard of it. Guess not. Also used by great guitarists such as Chet Atkins, Michael Hedges, and tons of others. Get back to clearing brush.
Anyone who gives this song less than an 8 is dead to me.
zipper wrote:
Beck covers this on his website.
Beck's website is hard :( Can someone give me instructions on how to find it?
blueuk808 wrote:
The Guys a Genius. Everyone should have a Nick Drake cd
I burned a bunch and gave them out to my friends at a celebration a while ago, and never heard a word about it since. hummmmm....
The more I hear, the more I agree that this guy was a genius who died far too early.
The Guys a Genius. Everyone should have a Nick Drake cd
greenapples wrote:
Lucinda Williams did a beautiful version of this song. Not really her typical style, but she sang it wonderfully.
It's a gorgeous cover, with tremendous emotion. Makes me want to cry every time I hear it. :clap:
Art_Carnage wrote:
That's amazing. I was just wishing I could hear some incohernet mumbling and out of tune guatar playing. And there it is! It's an honor to be the first to give this the "1" rating it deserves.
It's called alternate guitar tuning, maybe you've heard of it. Guess not. Also used by great guitarists such as Chet Atkins, Michael Hedges, and tons of others. Get back to clearing brush.
ricg wrote:
One the best songs ever written
Truly, the best. . .
Beck covers this on his website.
One the best songs ever written
Just, so damn good... :music:
greenapples wrote:
Lucinda Williams did a beautiful version of this song. Not really her typical style, but she sang it wonderfully.
Yes, I like the L. Williams' version very much too.
:-k
:sunny.gif:
berrydoo wrote:
How did he die? Did he kill himself?
From what I undserstand there is debate over his cause of death. He overdosed on prescribed medication he was taking. The family argues it was accidental or a doctor's error. Some say it was an intentional OD. Either way, a huge loss. According to allmusic.com: "Drake's final couple of years were marked by increasing psychiatric difficulties, which found him hospitalized at one point for several weeks. He had rarely played live during his days as a recording artist, and at one point declared his intention never to record again, although he wished to continue to write songs for others. (It's been reported that French chanteuse Françoise Hardy recorded some of Drake's songs, but she hasn't released any.) On November 26, 1974, he died in his parents' home from an overdose of antidepressant medication; suicide has been speculated, although some of his family and friends dispute this." The rest of you: play nice or go to your rooms!
samiyam wrote:
I find it interesting that you cannot even spell "guatar" correctly. Besides the fact that most real musicians and musical critics have stated that Nick Drake's guitar style was amazingly beautiful and innovative so that your opinion has no credible standing, you seem to show a true vulgarian lack of literacy. Well done, well stated. Once again it seems that a Texan, rather than keep his mouth shut to let us assume him a fool, has opened his mouth to make that fact hopelessly apparent. Bravo!!
A typo? The best you can do is call out a typo? That's so 1980s BBS. And ignorant remarks about Texas? Why don't you think a bit about how many long silences there would be on RP if all the Texas artists were eliminated. Of course, I see you make of point of hiding where you're from. I can only imagine there's a good reason for that. Of course, none of that alters the fact that this song still stinks. :nyah:
ad4tise wrote:
Is the guitar out of tune? Or is it just me.
That's the least of this song's problems.
It is impossible to imagine I never listened to Nick Drake before I heard him on RP. It's hard to imagine music this beautiful staying so new and resonant without ever straying into sacherine and cloy.
ad4tise wrote:
Is the guitar out of tune? Or is it just me.
One's a question, one's a statement. I guess we take the statement. Fantastic song, per usual from Nick Drake.
Is the guitar out of tune? Or is it just me.
Seems like you play Nick Drake about every 12 hours or so.... Seems like I never get tired of it.
greenapples wrote:
Lucinda Williams did a beautiful version of this song. Not really her typical style, but she sang it wonderfully.
I'll bet that was great! I can understand that she might appreciate the lyrics. One of a kind was Nick Drake. I've read much about his death...accidental overdose? I think he was otherworldly...maybe just his time to move on.
Wow.... It makes me so happy to first tune into radioparadise and the first song is a Nick Drake one. Thanks Bill.
:cry: Good song; sad life story.
Only the good die young. Nick Drake is one of the reasons I wish I had been born twenty years earlier.
If you can't hear the good in this...you need to go outside and take a good look around :?
audiozeb wrote:
anyway, it's like saying Van Gogh had shitty brushes...
Dead on, audiozeb! Yet another great Nick Drake song. He simply amazes time and again.
Art_Carnage wrote:
That's amazing. I was just wishing I could hear some incohernet mumbling and out of tune guatar playing. And there it is! It's an honor to be the first to give this the "1" rating it deserves.
I find it interesting that you cannot even spell "guatar" correctly. Besides the fact that most real musicians and musical critics have stated that Nick Drake's guitar style was amazingly beautiful and innovative so that your opinion has no credible standing, you seem to show a true vulgarian lack of literacy. Well done, well stated. Once again it seems that a Texan, rather than keep his mouth shut to let us assume him a fool, has opened his mouth to make that fact hopelessly apparent. Bravo!!
How did he die? Did he kill himself?
NICKNAME wrote:
THE CORRECT ANSWER IS 7
nope. it's 9
Nick Drake... ahhh He helped me get through my 29 hour labor when my daughter was born. It was about all I could stand to listen to. He's got a special place in my heart. All the good ones die young don't they?
Art_Carnage wrote:
That's amazing. I was just wishing I could hear some incohernet mumbling and out of tune guatar playing. And there it is! It's an honor to be the first to give this the "1" rating it deserves.
Yeah it's a crap guitar, but I can sure hear the lyrics... anyway, it's like saying Van Gogh had shitty brushes...
Art_Carnage wrote:
That's amazing. I was just wishing I could hear some incohernet mumbling and out of tune guatar playing. And there it is! It's an honor to be the first to give this the "1" rating it deserves.
Wow, and you love Dylan (judging by all of your 10 ratings). One man's mumble is another man's... what? I dunno... Well, this man's sense of haunting beauty and guitar brilliance seems to be another man's lightening rod for externalizing deep-seated discontent.
That's amazing. I was just wishing I could hear some incohernet mumbling and out of tune guatar playing. And there it is! It's an honor to be the first to give this the "1" rating it deserves.
Lucinda Williams did a beautiful version of this song. Not really her typical style, but she sang it wonderfully.
One of my favorites. Absolutely beautiful and haunting.
This is the only station that plays my favorite folk singer. Thanks, Bill! Love this tune, and really everything on this album. Go buy Pink Moon. You'll be glad you did. Great guitar work, ultimate chill out music.
Which will you go for Which will you love Which will you choose from From the stars above Which will you answer Which will you call Which will you take for For your one and all And tell me now Which will you love the best. Which do you dance for Which makes you shine Which will you choose now If you won't choose mine Which will you hope for Which can it be Which will you take now If you won't take me And tell now Which will you love the best.
Nice melody. Nick's music is growing on my thanks to RP.
I like the guitar in this particuliar song from Nick.