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Travis — Writing to Reach You
Album: The Man Who
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Released: 1999
Length: 3:40
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Every day I wake up and it's Sunday
Whatever's in my eye won't go away
The radio is playing all the usual
And what's a Wonderwall anyway

Because my inside is outside
My right side's on my left side
Cause I'm writing to reach you now but
I might never reach you
Only want to teach you
About you
But that's not you

It's good to know that you are home for Christmas
It's good to know that you are doing well
It's good to know that you all know I'm hurting
It's good to know I'm feeling not so well

Because my inside is outside
My right side's on my left side
Cause I'm writing to reach you now but
I might never reach you
Only want to teach you
About you
But that's not you
Do you know it's true
But that won't do

Maybe then tomorrow will be Monday
And whatever's in my eye should go away
But still the radio is playing all the usual
And what's a Wonderwall anyway

Because my inside is outside
My right side's on my left side
Cause I'm writing to reach you now but
I might never reach you
Only want to teach you
About you
But that's not you
Do you know it's true
But that won't do
And you know it's you
I'm talking to
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Yeah - what IS a wonderwall? Can’t stand Oasis. Travis are ok if a bit whiny/samey
 Steelydan1969 wrote:

Opinions eh? I reckon Foo Fighters only ever made it because of the Nirvana connection - Grohl cannot sing, they're just SO overrated. They have something of a reputation for being a good live act, but if the tunes are crap why would I see them live? On the other side of the coin, Fran Healy's voice is sweet & blooming gawjus [sic].
 
Well since Dave has more money then you will see in your lifetime your opinion means shit steelydan
 DaidyBoy wrote:

It sounds even worse following the Foo Fighters "Times Like These".  Can't bear Travis.
 
Opinions eh? I reckon Foo Fighters only ever made it because of the Nirvana connection - Grohl cannot sing, they're just SO overrated. They have something of a reputation for being a good live act, but if the tunes are crap why would I see them live? On the other side of the coin, Fran Healy's voice is sweet & blooming gawjus [sic].
Merrry Chrristmas, RRP!!
Tie this song in with some Del Amitri and Snow Patrol. Add some Eddi Reader and we could have a real Scottish set!
 rdo wrote:
OHHH 'kinell.  Not this tripe.  Blahhhhhhhhh!!!!!.

 
It sounds even worse following the Foo Fighters "Times Like These".  Can't bear Travis.
 Pharlap wrote:


Frankly, I liked Fran Healy better when he caught for the yankees
 
...and the K.C. Royals too.  We're giving away our ages.
the wonderwall thing was bugging them when they wrote this album, another and much better song has these lyrics

'cause there is no design for life  (manic st preachers)
theres no devils haircut in my mind (Beck)
there is not a wonderwall to climb or step around (oasis)

OHHH 'kinell.  Not this tripe.  Blahhhhhhhhh!!!!!.
Introspective and thoughtful along with being melodic. Good ingredients for a tune that will stay in my brain til I'm sick of it. I'm not sick of it yet. Not sure I ever will be.
Only 193 shopping days to Christmas
 amands wrote:
this album was the best they did for my money
 
Totally agree. "The Invisible Band" was a slight drop off, and then they pretty much tanked, for me anyway. I've enjoyed a song here or there off of each of their albums since the first two, but I can't say I've listened straight thru to anything other than their first two CD's in a long, long time.

"Wonderwall =

Apparently it's either
A: Something that causes great awe and wonder
B: Someone you are infatuated with
C: Someone you are in infatuated with but cannot be with because they have put up a "wall" that blocks love (and some forms of sunlight, happy radiation, and very small puppies... I don't think that's part of the definition, but it sounded good)."

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Holy Old Memories.  Whhoah.
 gabbadar wrote:

And whats a wonderwall anyway?
 
In Jerusalem there's a wall where people weep (without wonder)

this album was the best they did for my money
I spun this album to death in high school... +1 for nostalgia value
 red5_bc wrote:
"What's a wonderwall anyway?"

 
I love that line too! A not so subtle dig at Oasis.
Wow, I haven't heard Travis in ages - thanks RP!!!  Love these guys {#Drummer}
 prickelpit96 wrote:
My neighbour's dog is called Travis.
He is far less boring....

 

Oh yeah, I'd like to see your neighbor's dog lick his own balls and drag his butt across the carpet . . . oh, I think I have that backwards.  {#Yell}
madaxeman wrote:
Fran Healey has often said that he copped the first 3 chords of Wonderwall,but the similarity ends there.Cracking band.
Frankly, I liked Fran Healy better when he caught for the yankees
govna wrote:
hey travis, i got about like...3 or 4 words for you: YOU'RE MY WONNDDEERRRR-WAAAAAALLLL....
And whats a wonderwall anyway?
raelic wrote:
Something about this reminds me of Torn by Natalie Imbruglia...a little anemic, but not bad.
Yeah, the groove and tempo are very similar. There's even similarities in the arrangement. I prefer "Torn", honestly. :)
I recently saw these guys in Cologne. After the warming-up band had left the stage the lights went out and the Rocky-theme started playing. Spotlight on the back of the hall where the guys from Travis march in - wearing classic boxing-capes, walking straight through the audiance towards the stage. I was standing right there with my girl and they said hi and shook our hands. That was one fine evening. :yes:
My neighbour's dog is called Travis. He is far less boring.... :yawn:
I bought the album because of this quite likeable tune. Anybody want to buy a used CD? I've probably listened to it 3 times in 2 years. Can't stay awake.
madaxeman wrote:
Fran Healey has often said that he copped the first 3 chords of Wonderwall,but the similarity ends there.Cracking band.
It's a common harmonic movement used in a great many songs in popular music. The I, V, vi, and IV chords are practically all that get used on a guitar.
Something about this reminds me of Torn by Natalie Imbruglia...a little anemic, but not bad.
Bump!
Fran Healey has often said that he copped the first 3 chords of Wonderwall,but the similarity ends there.Cracking band.
ho-hum: not reaching me...
govna wrote:
hey travis, i got about like...3 or 4 words for you: YOU'RE MY WONNDDEERRRR-WAAAAAALLLL....
LMAO.
hey travis, i got about like...3 or 4 words for you: YOU'RE MY WONNDDEERRRR-WAAAAAALLLL....
I'm cleaning right now, and just picked up a CD that was on the floor. As soon as I picked it up... this song started playing and the CD in my hands happened to be the only Travis disc I own, "12 Memories." Hah.
i really enjoy this album.
great band ... but this one's beginning sounds like wonderwall by oasis. Well you can sing the melody on it ... maybeeee......
this song used to break my heart when I was away in the UK and this album first came out. it still rings true today.
how important was McCartney for travis singer?....however, I really love this band and his music!
worst band in the world..... ever!
THANK YOU RP! I love TRAVIS. Haven't heard them in a while....
Egrey wrote:
I really like Travis, if only for the fact that the lead singer has a lovely voice.
I agree. Without even listening to the words, I can feel the emotion in his voice.
Great transition from Foo Fighters' "Times Like These".
Travis makes me wanna curl up and watch the rain - it's creative, get under my skin, yummy-ness :cheers:
Sobient wrote:
holy crap! It blows you away with all its goodie-ness! 9/ 10 !
holy crap! It blows you away with all its goodie-ness! 3/ 10 !
I really like Travis, if only for the fact that the lead singer has a lovely voice.
The beginning is indeed "Wonderwall" just much faster... Like it :-)
holy crap! It blows you away with all its goodie-ness! 9/ 10 ! If a song could explode your speakers without actually blowing them up, this song is what could do just that.
red5_bc wrote:
"What's a wonderwall anyway?"
that's excellent.
Somehow, this feels like the formula radio-play song I listen to RP to avoid.. uck.
easton1 wrote:
please, play more Travis :)
please, play more Travis :)
At the start of this song, I thought that it was a cover of "Wonderwall" by Oasis.
yay, new old Travis :D
"What's a wonderwall anyway?"
easton1 wrote:
please, play more Travis :)
This was a GREAT start from their older stuff!
please, play more Travis :)