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Hem — (The Angels Wanna Wear My) Red Shoes
Album: I'm Talking With My Mouth
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Released: 2002
Length: 2:20
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Oh, I used to be disgusted
And now I try to be amused
But since their wings have got rusted
You know, the angels want to wear my red shoes
But when they told me 'bout their side of the bargain
That's when I knew that I could not refuse
And I won't get any older, now that angels want to wear my red shoes

Oh, oh, I was watching while you're dancing away
Our love got fractured in the echo and sway
How come everybody wants to be your friend?
You know that it still hurts me just to say it

Oh, I know that she's disgusted (oh, why's that?)
Because she's feeling so abused (oh, that's too bad)
She gets tired of the lust (oh, I'm so sad)
But it's so hard to refuse
Can you say that I'm too old
When the angels have stolen my red shoes?

Oh, oh I said, "I'm so happy I could die"
She said, "Drop dead," then left with another guy
That's what you get if you go chasing after vengeance
Ever since you got me punctured, this has been my sentence

Oh, I used to be disgusted
But now I try to be amused
But since their wings have got rusted
You know, the angels want to wear my red shoes
But when they told me 'bout their side of the bargain
That's when I knew that I could not refuse
And I won't get any older, now that the angels want to wear my red shoes

Oh, I won't get any older, now the angels want to wear my red shoes
Red shoes, the angels want to wear my red shoes
Red shoes, the angels want to wear my red shoes...
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just kind of flat. no emotions.
I generally like Hem quite a bit. Had to come to the electrobox to see who this was.
Don't like it.
 juicymouth wrote:
Hem?  Meh.
 
Ha! Well played, juicymouth. 
Hem?  Meh.
DMcGaw wrote:
does this soundlike bonnie raitt?
No.
Just play the original already! This can go in the RP dumpster. :puke:
I think I like the EC version better. But this is a nice take. Hmmm.
does this soundlike bonnie raitt?
no thanks
Whit wrote:
I had planned to buy their most recent album based on the single I've heard here, but I'm having serious doubts now.
I would heartily reccomend the LP--it's absolutely wonderful. This ("red Shoes") is from an EP of covers, which is quite different than the LP. The EP is growing on me, however.
What a crappy cover of Elvis Costello's song. :grumpy.gif: Hem manages to suck all life out of it and turn it into a plodding country song. :puke: I had planned to buy their most recent album based on the single I've heard here, but I'm having serious doubts now. :headshake:
This cover song does not fit the image I have of this group. I like everything else from them I've heard here on RP. Not so this one.