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Poe — Could've Gone Mad
Album: Haunted
Avg rating:
6.5

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Total ratings: 293









Released: 2000
Length: 5:15
Plays (last 30 days): 1
I'm so glad that you decided to come

Go ahead make yourself comfortable darlin'
I've got a proposition for you
There's a room available inside of my heart
And I hope it will be taken by you

You can bring whatever you wanna bring baby
Each and everyone of your friends
And if you want a dog or a big bullfrog
Hell I've even got room for them

I'm so glad you decided to come

Another day and I could've gone mad
Another day and it might've gotten bad
Another day and I might have betrayed
Every scruple I have

You cause in me an impossible craving
That cannot be denied
If I decided to make you my religion
I think God would be kind

So I made a wish on a million of her stars
And registered your name on a few
That way if you forget who you are
You can look up and see a picture of you

I'm so glad you decided to come

Another day and I could've gone mad
Another day and it might've gotten bad
Another day and I might have betrayed
Every scruple I have

I have to keep a hold of myself
Is that really you or is it someone else
I swear it looks just like him
I wonder can he see what a state I'm in
Like a broken bridge
I gotta swing on him like a jungle gym

Father: I've been inside her house
I've experienced her madness
And I rejected the entire experience

Another day and I could've gone mad
Another day and it might've gotten bad
Another day and I might have betrayed
Every scruple I have

Another day and I could've gone mad
Another day and it might've gotten bad
Another day and I might have betrayed
Every scruple
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 scraig wrote:
Wait a minute, that wasn't Garbage?
 
sounded like it to me. 2.
Sorry, but these people suck
Holy crap this song kicks ass! {#Dancingbanana_2}
Not feeling it. 2
Digging the deep funky cut. What's that clip in the middle from?

Wait a minute, that wasn't Garbage?
 philbertr wrote:


No.

(So far, that's one "yes", one "no." If anyone else posts on this point, update the score, please.)
 

I also hear Chrysie Hynde.
A voice reminiscent of Chryssie Hynde.  Great stuff.  What
an original style, nevertheless. 
 FrankMc wrote:
I am stunned at the mediocre rating this album receives here. I feel like people posting remarks such as the one below must be listening to another album. Every track is a gem and the Haunted theme is used brilliantly. It's a rare album that holds together as a whole to the point that it gains from being played consecutively, but this one does. So fie on all you naysayers.

 
WayUpNorth wrote:
I can't figure out why this album gets so much play here.  It's old and not very remarkable.  {#Think}
 
 
Amen!!!  The world needs more Poe.


I am stunned at the mediocre rating this album receives here. I feel like people posting remarks such as the one below must be listening to another album. Every track is a gem and the Haunted theme is used brilliantly. It's a rare album that holds together as a whole to the point that it gains from being played consecutively, but this one does. So fie on all you naysayers.

 
WayUpNorth wrote:
I can't figure out why this album gets so much play here.  It's old and not very remarkable.  {#Think}
 


 copymonkey wrote:


word.
This is so far the only song by her I haven't muted immediately. Mostly 'cause it sounds a little like the vastly superior Shirley Manson.
 
POE rocks! I don't know what you guys are complaining about?

 
 WayUpNorth wrote:
I can't figure out why this album gets so much play here.  It's old and not very remarkable.  {#Think}
 

Yep Yep!{#Yes}
 WayUpNorth wrote:
I can't figure out why this album gets so much play here.  It's old and not very remarkable.  {#Think}
 

word.
This is so far the only song by her I haven't muted immediately. Mostly 'cause it sounds a little like the vastly superior Shirley Manson.
I used to listen to this whole album non-stop in early 2001. Such a great concept album — I wish she did more solo work.
Better POE tracks to be heard. But luv hearing her here nonetheless. Thanks Bill!
Besides her compelling voice, she's assembled one kick-ass band. Love this CD.
I can't figure out why this album gets so much play here.  It's old and not very remarkable.  {#Think}
On first hear not bad.
 philbertr wrote:
No. (So far, that's one "yes", one "no." If anyone else posts on this point, update the score, please.)
 

Cheryl somewhere near....

2 no vs 1 yes

Love Poe and this album, but I think this is one of the weakest tracks. 
Shimmer wrote:
I think she has the same concern, as she hasn't released another CD of her own after this one.


I believe this is due to disputes with her record company, though those could have been cleared up by now, I'm not sure. I know that it's always a pleasure to hear her, whether it's on one of her own songs, or with another group (Delirium, Conjure One, etc.).

benitobandito wrote:
I cant help but hear Cheryl Crowe in her voice. Am I the only one?
No. (So far, that's one "yes", one "no." If anyone else posts on this point, update the score, please.)
Imkirok wrote:
If you don't know, maybe this isn't the station for you.
Thanks for your input. I love the station, have rated well over 500 songs, and I agree with the other guy.
bdblinux wrote:
wtf is this
If you don't know, maybe this isn't the station for you.
MsJudi wrote:
There isn't even one dud on this CD... IMO it's a masterpiece- so much so that I worry she'll never be able to come close to recording anything as good in the future.
The Ms speaks the truth, per usual, on both counts.
If anyone's got info on her, please pass it on. Last I heard, she'd set up her Myspace page and started posting updates. The last one was over a year ago, but she was tracking new stuff. I've emailed her/her Myspace folks and got no reply.
bdblinux wrote:
wtf is this
something pretty good (if you get it, well, that's a different thing, dude)
Poo!
MsJudi wrote:
There isn't even one dud on this CD... IMO it's a masterpiece- so much so that I worry she'll never be able to come close to recording anything as good in the future.
I think she has the same concern, as she hasn't released another CD of her own after this one.
bdblinux wrote:
wtf is this
I just have to scratch my head in wonderment over that comment :stupid:
wtf is this
benitobandito wrote:
I cant help but hear Cheryl Crowe in her voice. Am I the only one?
Yes :wink:
I cant help but hear Cheryl Crowe in her voice. Am I the only one?
Sonus wrote:
Thought I was hearing a Shania Twain song. Not one of Poe's best moments.
Hah! I asked a bunch of my friends if this song didn't sound like Shania Twain when it came out and all I got was a bunch of blank stares :) Glad to see that, if I'm crazy, I've at least got a bit of company. And I second those who suggest that, once you spend some time with this album as a thematic whole (assuming you do that sort of thing) you'll actually dig it. That being said, this was never one of my favorite songs on the album (those would tend towards Walk the Walk and Not a Virgin). I actually think what I like about the album has less to do with the songs than the atmosphere she succeeds in creating.
There isn\'t even one dud on this CD... IMO it\'s a masterpiece- so much so that I worry she\'ll never be able to come close to recording anything as good in the future.
Everytime I hear her I really like her.
The whole album is great, one of the best I've heard in years, and needs to be listened through from start to finish. But it's cool to have one of the tunes pop up here.
9-volt wrote:
i agree, mediocre polished pop. i got bamboozled by the sexy style and bought the album ... i got tired of it half way thru the first spin. :yawn:
Did you really listen to it, or were you doing something else? I loved the sound, got the disc, then read the liner notes. Now I like it more. Admittedly, I don't think that this is one of the better tracks on the disc.
Poo(p)
Poe rules. Poe is a person, not a group. This album is one of the best albums of the past 20 years - I'd put it in the top 10. If you don't care for her voice, that's one thing, but the music on this disc is simply incredible, original, and only Poe could have made this record.
rpm wrote:
I am surprised at the positive comments.. To me this song is only a little better than Britney Spears sound. :P
Try to be more careful with those q-tips.
i agree, mediocre polished pop. i got bamboozled by the sexy style and bought the album ... i got tired of it half way thru the first spin. :yawn: rpm wrote:
I am surprised at the positive comments.. To me this song is only a little better than Britney Spears sound. :P I like some other songs of theirs though.. like ''Wild''.
ChardRemains wrote:
Cool, but extremely slick. Does anybody else hear some Madonna influence in the vocals? Or is that just the digital compression?
Yeah, except that Poe can sing while Madonna can only market. :wink:
I am surprised at the positive comments.. To me this song is only a little better than Britney Spears sound. :P I like some other songs of theirs though.. like ''Wild''.
Cool, but extremely slick. Does anybody else hear some Madonna influence in the vocals? Or is that just the digital compression?
Somebody has been hitting the hype again.
Is there some POE Payola going on? There's a lot more Shania Twain sound-alikes we're missing out there. feh.
Thought I was hearing a Shania Twain song. Not one of Poe's best moments.
I'm surprised the read head on my CD player hasn't burned a hole in my copy of this disk yet. Poe is the QUEEN!
yes, poe. yes. this works.
damn! poe rawks so hard. no trash talk now. if it's not your thing, just wait a minute and it'll pass. however, for some of us it just ain't enough. enjoy... :war:
OK, yeah...Poe rocks... :music:
downbylaw wrote:
let this would-be one-hit-wonder fade away, please. there is nothing special here.
Poe is anything but a one-hit-wonder. This album is full of great cuts. In fact I would say there's not a bad song on it. How many CDs can you say that about in general?
Nice somewhat deeper cut from an outstanding album. :jump:
let this would-be one-hit-wonder fade away, please. there is nothing special here.
I don't like this group at all. Haunted... I agree with the name of the CD. The lead singer always sounds as if she is in pain.
This would be Goddess Like! Lets hear it for a pretty lady and Pro Tools.
:bounce: This entire album is incredible. More Poe!!