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The Chemical Brothers — Let Forever Be
Album: Surrender
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Released: 1999
Length: 3:55
Plays (last 30 days): 5
How does it feel like,
to wake up in the sun?
How does it feel like,
to shine on everyone?
How does it feel like,
to let forvever be?
How does it feel like,
to spend a little lifetime sitting in the gutter?

Scream a symphony.

How does it feel like,
to sail in on the breeze?
How does it feel like,
to spend a little lifetime sitting in the gutter?

Scream a symphony.

How does it feel like,
to make it happen here?
How does it feel like,
to breathe with everything?
How does it feel like,
to let forever be?
How does it feel like,
to spend a little lifetime sitting in the gutter?

Scream a symphony.

How does it feel like,
to be a crystal fiend?
How does it feel like,
to spend a little lifetime sitting in the gutter?

Scream a symphony.
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 Laptopdog wrote:

Sorry, Grammar Police here.

The phrase "How does it feel like" is wrong.
It should be "What does it feel like?", or "How does it feel?"
Also, it's a question, so there should be a question mark.

I'll let you go with a warning this time.



Somebody can't get no satisfaction! 
 Laptopdog wrote:

Sorry, Grammar Police here.

The phrase "How does it feel like" is wrong.
It should be "What does it feel like?", or "How does it feel?"
Also, it's a question, so there should be a question mark.

I'll let you go with a warning this time.



Not gettin' any mate?
 Laptopdog wrote:

Sorry, Grammar Police here.

The phrase "How does it feel like" is wrong.
It should be "What does it feel like?", or "How does it feel?"
Also, it's a question, so there should be a question mark.

I'll let you go with a warning this time.


Of course you are critiquing Noel Gallagher, who wrote lyrics such as: "The sink is full of fishes / She’s got dirty dishes on the brain / And my dog’s been itchin’ / Itchin’ in the kitchen once again" and “I know a girl called Elsa / she's into Alka-Seltzer / She sniffs it through a cane on a supersonic train / And she makes me laugh / I got her autograph / She done it with a doctor on a helicopter / She's sniffin' in a tissue, sellin' the Big Issue”. 

Personally I just focus on the beat. D'you know what I mean?

 renegade_X wrote:

I know it is not Ringo, but there is one Beatles song that had a distinct double beat on the snare like this song. Cannot for the life of me find the name of the song.


Tomorrow Never Knows
 tripp1 wrote:


that would be a drum machine for sure

I know it is not Ringo, but there is one Beatles song that had a distinct double beat on the snare like this song. Cannot for the life of me find the name of the song.
 renegade_X wrote:

Anyone else hear Ringo Starr on the drums? lol



that would be a drum machine for sure
Down here in SC they say, Feel of it, Smell of it, Taste of it....about different things at different times of course......
 renegade_X wrote:

Anyone else hear Ringo Starr on the drums? lol




"Turn off your mind, relax, and float downstream..."
Anyone else hear Ringo Starr on the drums? lol
 SquiddlyDiddly wrote:
 

 Pedant Police here. There IS a question mark after the end of each sentence. 

How does that feel like? 



I can smell what you are saying?
How it feels? Well, excellent, thank you.
RP is on a roll! The hits just keeping coming. 
Warped and pingin off me dial to this song at a festival in Wiltshire in 1999.  Good times
Just a mention for 'How Does It Feel' by Slade -
https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
Fabulous segue from Mr. Blue Sky by ELO
 SmackDaddy wrote:

Why? People ask all the time: How do you feel? not What do you feel? When saying "what" the focus is on touching something, does it feel smooth or rough, etc. When saying "How" the focus is on how you feel on the inside - happy, sad, etc. So the question is How do you feel when you wake up in the sun? Not, What does the sun feel like when you wake up in it?

You proved my point with the first part of your comment. People ask "how do you feel?" not "How do you feel like." The lyrics ask "How does it feel like," which is incorrect.  Your example of "What does the sun feel like..." doesn't match the context. "What does IT feel like...when you wake up in the sun," or however the second verse goes.  

But like someone else mentioned, I'm just filing the whole bloody thing under poetic license and I'm done with it.
 idiot_wind wrote:

rubber soul

rubber soul

rubber soul




Revolver, no?
 ray_killeen wrote:

Sounds like Ozzy Osborn plagiarized "She Said She Said" by the Beatles  




Tomorrow Never Knows, no?
 SquiddlyDiddly wrote:
 

 Pedant Police here. There IS a question mark after the end of each sentence. 

How does that feel like? 


The phrase "How does it feel like" is still wrong. Sorry I can't help you understand that. 
 stephanwarpig wrote:

Nerdfact: Ringo Star played the drums



On this track? Or in life? Because I think most of us know about the second bit. 
 stephanwarpig wrote:

Nerdfact: Ringo Star played the drums


Where is the evidence to back up this claim? The beats do sound similar, but that doesn't mean much. The Fandom page for Tomorrow Never Knows claims that Beatles lawyers tried in vain to sue CB for using an unauthorized sample, but this is labeled as “citation needed”.
Nerdfact: Ringo Star played the drums
Dang, Bill & Rebecca - you're on a roll this morning! Playing every song I need to hear today. 
This song just isn't quite the same without the outstanding music video. Still solid. Noel Gallagher's voice really suited the Chemical Brothers.
I was hired to do a story for Professional Sound on these guys. I was to meet at the sound board during the show to get some of the technical story with photos and then an interview later.

I was on the media list (only one for the actual that show) and when I went to the mix position, the security guy pretty much dragged me out of the venue.

Never a dull moment in the music biz and the feature article I was hired to do was likely the 'thinnest' 2800 words I ever wrote for the magazine.
 reviep wrote:
I love busy bass lines 


I guess you're a great fisherman.
I love busy bass lines 
Sorry, just can’t get past the lyrics and the repetition. I lowered it from 2 to 1. And yes, I know about PSD.
 DoctorHooey wrote:

THANK YOU. Drives me nuts.

Maybe he's invoking the teenage girl colloquialism - "how does it feel, like, to, like, spend a little lifetime, like, sitting in the gutter? OMG!" 


I suspect this is a deliberate choice of words. 
Nice segue from "She Said She Said"
Brilliant follow-up to She Said She Said by the Fab 4.  Conjures up Tomorrow Never Knows to these ears.
Saw John Cooper Clerk on danish telly this morning (my breakfast time CET) BBC Bargain Hunt repete I guess.
So funny
 Laptopdog wrote:

Sorry, Grammar Police here.

The phrase "How does it feel like" is wrong.
It should be "What does it feel like", or "How does it feel"
Also, it's a question, so there should be a question mark.

I'll let you go with a warning this time.



Oi...knob-head¡ It's a Manchester dialect...like! Sorry my first exclamation mark is upside down. I do hope it hasn't rendered you impotent...or do I????????
GAFL!!!
rubber soul

rubber soul

rubber soul
 SquiddlyDiddly wrote:
 

 Pedant Police here. There IS a question mark after the end of each sentence. 

How does that feel like? 



Now, Kids, play nice or you'll have to go to your rooms; AND NO RP! Ar, Ar, Arrrrrr........
Sounds like Ozzy Osborn plagiarized "She Said She Said" by the Beatles  
Living in (then) space-age Tokyo when this dropped. Apt.
 Laptopdog wrote:
Sorry, Grammar Police here.

The phrase "How does it feel like" is wrong.
It should be "What does it feel like", or "How does it feel"
Also, it's a question, so there should be a question mark.

 
One could spend a little lifetime pondering that.
This song following She said She said by the Beatles. Bill doing his thing called "Déformation professionelle"!
 SquiddlyDiddly wrote:
 Laptopdog wrote:
Sorry, Grammar Police here.

The phrase "How does it feel like" is wrong.
It should be "What does it feel like", or "How does it feel"
Also, it's a question, so there should be a question mark.

I'll let you go with a warning this time.

 Pedant Police here. There IS a question mark after the end of each sentence. 

How does that feel like? 
 

If you, like, talk like the current young generation, like, it makes sense. Just  like, add another comma.  "How does it feel, like, to wake up in the sun?"

Turn this one up to 11.
 tinypriest wrote:
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Done, and done.
For some reason, when asked "how does it feel like?", I felt like this was sung by Oasis... is it just me?
I'll never get past "how does it feel like".  
great bass line
Perfect coming right after The Beatles' "She Said She Said".
Public Service Announcement: Please pay for RP. Send them $5 a month or MORE. I give and we should all do so. Nothing stays free. Support Radio Paradise. (I'm not paid to say this, just a fan, who pays for you to enjoy).
I never paid any attention to this song-  I guess I just thought it was a forgotten Traffic song that I never heard before.   Not a bad tune though- nice bit of throwback.  If a 21 year old song can be a throwback...
 kcar wrote:

Watch the video and let us know if that's psychedelic enough for you: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5FyfQDO5g0
 

Just for fun, this ancient bit of cinema is what inspired a lot of that video. I love them both!


www.youtube.com/watch?v=P76cUt...
 Laptopdog wrote:
Sorry, Grammar Police here.

The phrase "How does it feel like" is wrong.
It should be "What does it feel like", or "How does it feel"
Also, it's a question, so there should be a question mark.

I'll let you go with a warning this time.
 

if you're doing a grammar check on lyrics, could you also do a check for codependent behaviour?
Great transition from The Beatles' "She Said She Said" to this.  
Such great memories of the late 90s. I was just starting out professionally and striking out on my own. This was part of my "soundtrack of life".
 Laptopdog wrote:
Sorry, Grammar Police here.

The phrase "How does it feel like" is wrong.
It should be "What does it feel like", or "How does it feel"
Also, it's a question, so there should be a question mark.

I'll let you go with a warning this time.
 
The sentence could be read: "How does it feel? Like, to sail on the breeze." Taking issue with the punctuation of lyrics pulled from Google is rather petty, don't you think? 
Honestly, I know it is wrong but I've made peace with "how does it feel like". Shalom.
 Laptopdog wrote:
Sorry, Grammar Police here.

The phrase "How does it feel like" is wrong.
It should be "What does it feel like", or "How does it feel"
Also, it's a question, so there should be a question mark.

I'll let you go with a warning this time.
 
Why? People ask all the time: How do you feel? not What do you feel? When saying "what" the focus is on touching something, does it feel smooth or rough, etc. When saying "How" the focus is on how you feel on the inside - happy, sad, etc. So the question is How do you feel when you wake up in the sun? Not, What does the sun feel like when you wake up in it?
If I were blindfolded, I would think this was Ozzy Osbourne channeling The Beatles' "Tomorrow Never Knows."
Laptopdog wrote:
Sorry, Grammar Police here.

The phrase "How does it feel like" is wrong.
It should be "What does it feel like", or "How does it feel"
Also, it's a question, so there should be a question mark.

I'll let you go with a warning this time.

SquiddlyDiddly wrote:
Pedant Police here. There IS a question mark after the end of each sentence. 

How does that feel like? 

Ain't nobody love a good colloquialism, and artistic license, like the way I do. 
; p
 DoctorHooey wrote:

THANK YOU. Drives me nuts.

Maybe he's invoking the teenage girl colloquialism - "how does it feel, like, to, like, spend a little lifetime, like, sitting in the gutter? OMG!" 
 
More likely, the Mancunian inflection of, 'How does it feel, like?' to appease the Oasis fans in the camp, like.
 SquiddlyDiddly wrote:
I just love that the Brothers can go on stage at major festivals, hit the play button and stand there twiddling knobs to show that they might actually be doing something while the set runs perfectly timed to the amazing visual show. 

I'm not complaining, its wonderful stuff, but if I were one of them, I'd have a walk on do the twiddling and then I'd stand out front with the audience to see what my show looked like for the giggles. 
 
was at a show a few weeks ago where I saw a famous dj climb up on the table with his equipment. the music just went on as if nothing happened. it was still a good party.
Makes me want to get on my horse!
I just love that the Brothers can go on stage at major festivals, hit the play button and stand there twiddling knobs to show that they might actually be doing something while the set runs perfectly timed to the amazing visual show. 

I'm not complaining, its wonderful stuff, but if I were one of them, I'd have a walk on do the twiddling and then I'd stand out front with the audience to see what my show looked like for the giggles. 
Kinda monotonous. 6/10 as it's not bad.
Awesome tune! I love the range of music RP plays. #BillGRocks
Nice
First album is their best, but this is also very good.
Channelling (literally) the Beatles drum track and some other fine audio mixology
while may not sounding exactly timeless - neverthless this is a true masterpiece - as a lot of the other stuff jeff lynne did. if there wouldnt be the beatles people would really more appreciate the composing and arranging skills this man owns. and his singing is quite great too.
7  -> 6 
 bluematrix wrote:

Wow, that was a cooo video, thanks for the share!
 
Yeah. chemicals can do that.
 kcar wrote:

Watch the video and let us know if that's psychedelic enough for you: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5FyfQDO5g0

 
Wow, that was a cool video, thanks for the share!
 Laptopdog wrote:
Sorry, Grammar Police here.

The phrase "How does it feel like" is wrong.
It should be "What does it feel like", or "How does it feel"
Also, it's a question, so there should be a question mark.

I'll let you go with a warning this time.
 
Maybe you are missing punctuation.

"How does it feel, like, sitting in the gutter."

Often, saying "like" is a way to fill in awkward pauses in speech or to buy yourself some time while you think of what to say,
 Laptopdog wrote:
Sorry, Grammar Police here.

The phrase "How does it feel like" is wrong.
It should be "What does it feel like", or "How does it feel"
Also, it's a question, so there should be a question mark.

I'll let you go with a warning this time.

 Pedant Police here. There IS a question mark after the end of each sentence. 

How does that feel like? 
Sorry, Grammar Police here.

The phrase "How does it feel like" is wrong.
It should be "What does it feel like?", or "How does it feel?"
Also, it's a question, so there should be a question mark.

I'll let you go with a warning this time.
Love the entire album, Surrender, my favorite from CB!
Wow, 2 bands in a row appearing at this year's Bluedot2018 festival :) 

Got my tickets, need to check my tent and I am all sorted out :) 

Nice Bill and thanks for playing these tunes :)

Chemical Brothers
Let Forever Be

is 7 - Quite Likeable to me


Chemical Brothers
Let Forever Be

is 7 - Quite Likeable to me


Laundry will have to wait for now!!!!{#Dancingbanana}
 ziggytrix wrote: 
With a dash of Cobain
Looking forward to their DJ set this saturday in Lyon!
 DrLex wrote:
I liked this a lot when it first came out and I even bought it as a CD single, which was a rare event because I found the things generally way overpriced. After a while though, the over-compressed production whose only goal is to make this as loud as technically possible, started getting on my nerves.

 
Another victim of the tragic LOUDNESS WARS
I liked this a lot when it first came out and I even bought it as a CD single, which was a rare event because I found the things generally way overpriced. After a while though, the over-compressed production whose only goal is to make this as loud as technically possible, started getting on my nerves.
This was part of the theme-tune to my undergraduate years of loving life and partying hard with a world of possibilities ahead of me, despite the lyrics. Strange to listen to it now whilst I read about the rise of populism out of the neoliberal dream and a general slide towards fascist values in the west. Glad I partied when I had the chance. 
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 kcar wrote:

Watch the video and let us know if that's psychedelic enough for you: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5FyfQDO5g0

 
not bad but c'mon. straight up lift off Busby Berkeley, who did it much better.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7i2d91oNZug
 thewiseking wrote:
This is a miss. Coulda been psychedelic without the whiny, nasal vocals and  stupid lyrics

 
Watch the video and let us know if that's psychedelic enough for you: 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5FyfQDO5g0
Mind blowing video.  DO NOT WATCH while sedated with drugs and/or alcohol.

{#Cry}Whaaaaah!!

 thewiseking wrote:

This is a miss. Coulda been psychedelic without the whiny, nasal vocals and  stupid lyrics

 


 skindy wrote:

Geesh. There are LOTS of songs I love that contain horrible grammar ("Touch Me" by The Doors and "Grace for Saints and Ramblers" by Iron & Wine quickly come to mind). But if that's your only criterion to judge a song, I feel sorry for you.

That said: I saw the Chemical Brothers at Woodstock '99... what a FANTASTIC live show! {#Dancingbanana}



 
This ^ , again! {#Music} {#Good-vibes}
 SquiddlyDiddly wrote:

But is it, like, important?

 
The Gallaghers wouldn't give a @*^k, and I don't either, really.
I remember the first time I saw this video so well.  I'm pretty sure it was July 9, 1999.  And I'm not the kind of person that remembers that kind of thing.  Blew me away!
 ljhumbix wrote:
I love the Michael Gondry video that goes with this song!
 
Oh that is nice! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=s5FyfQDO5g0
This is a miss. Coulda been psychedelic without the whiny, nasal vocals and  stupid lyrics
 OceanBlue wrote:
Only 6.9? Come, now.

 
I'm pretty sure it's only so low because of the lyrics, especially the chorus. I know I just can't for the life of me get over the "How does it feel like" crap! Every time I hear the song it sounds worse and worse. Kind of irrational, I know, but I really can't help it!
Only 6.9? Come, now.
I love the Michael Gondry video that goes with this song!
 hempmandan wrote:
Like a modern day Beatles song....
 
 
It reminds me of "Tomorrow Never Knows".
 hempmandan wrote:
Like a modern day Beatles song....
 
 
Interesting....there may be something to that!
 DaidyBoy wrote:
The more I hear it, the more i think there should be commas in the written lyric:

How does it feel, like, ....etc.

This would make more sense in a Northern way, which is where these boys are from, of course 

 
But is it, like, important?
Like a modern day Beatles song....
 
Jumping from Bregovic to Chemical Brothers! BRAVO!
Oh wow, haven't heard this in forever. Sounds great.
 Lazarus wrote:

Everybody in my homeless camp loves this song forever...

 
I live under a bridge in DC...{#Lol}

 
The more I hear it, the more i think there should be commas in the written lyric:

How does it feel, like, ....etc.

This would make more sense in a Northern way, which is where these boys are from, of course 
 rdo wrote:
Everyone in my cube loves this song.
 
Everybody in my homeless camp loves this song forever...
Didn't expect to hear this on Radio Paradise.  Pleasant surprises are pleasant.
 Northern_Lights wrote:
"How does it feel like" using English in an intelligible way? Seriously, how would this song been in anyway changed or diminished by using "what" instead of "how" and not having it sound like someone who had never experienced English first hand had written it. It grates on me like finger nails on a chalk board, the chalk board these dorks obviously never paid any attention to.

 
Ahem. If you're going to pick on grammar,

"Seriously, how would this song *be* in anyway changed...."

Or, alternatively,

"...how would this song *have been* in anyway changed...."

I feel fine Grammar Policing  comments on the boards, but I just don't feel we can expect good grammar to coincide with things like cadence and rhyming schemes. This is music, not literature.

Unless we're listening to Elbow... Guy Garvey can sure pull it off!


 Stratocaster wrote:

That HAS to be a sampled drum track from "Tomorrow Never Knows"....which, of course, IS Ringo!

 
Nah, that's a different drum beat; maybe it's sampled, but not from that tune.  It's blatantly obvious they were mimicking The Beatles on this tune - they weren't trying to hide it.

Geesh. There are LOTS of songs I love that contain horrible grammar ("Touch Me" by The Doors and "Grace for Saints and Ramblers" by Iron & Wine quickly come to mind). But if that's your only criterion to judge a song, I feel sorry for you.

That said: I saw the Chemical Brothers at Woodstock '99... what a FANTASTIC live show! {#Dancingbanana}


 scrubbrush wrote:
i liked this when the Beatles did it (and called it "Tomorrow Never Knows")
 
I knew it reminded me of something else! Felt slightly confused for a few seconds...
If it's not grammatically correct enough for you, perhaps some opera?
 Northern_Lights wrote:
"How does it feel like" using English in an intelligible way? Seriously, how would this song been in anyway changed or diminished by using "what" instead of "how" and not having it sound like someone who had never experienced English first hand had written it. It grates on me like finger nails on a chalk board, the chalk board these dorks obviously never paid any attention to.

 
Actually it would change it quite it a bit.  As the first and most emphasized word in the much repeated phrase which is also extended in length, "How" is open phonetically making it a better word for such use.  "Wha"t is closed at the end forcing the extented length to be on the short "a" vowel sound, which is less pleasent to hear at length then the "w" of "how".  Grammatically a mess, but better sounding.  So tell me, Which really matters in a song such as this?
i liked this when the Beatles did it (and called it "Tomorrow Never Knows") but it's too much strain on my soul to like Oasis, even when hiding behind the Chemical Brothers.

Big fan of psychedelia here to tell ya this one is a near miss.

How does it feel like?? nah.


 apd wrote:
tune = 8
Gallagher = - 4
horrid grammar = -2 

 
Spot on.  We aren't all ignorant a#@*holes over here.  Gallagher's "Take that look from off your face" is another fine example of quality phrasing.  We seem to be venerating the dafties these days.
"How does it feel like" using English in an intelligible way? Seriously, how would this song been in anyway changed or diminished by using "what" instead of "how" and not having it sound like someone who had never experienced English first hand had written it. It grates on me like finger nails on a chalk board, the chalk board these dorks obviously never paid any attention to.
 NewFee wrote:
How the Beatles might have sounded if Ringo dropped Ecstasy...
 
That HAS to be a sampled drum track from "Tomorrow Never Knows"....which, of course, IS Ringo!

Everybody in my mushrooming multitude of churches be dancing...  love it...