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The Stone Roses — Waterfall
Album: The Stone Roses
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Total ratings: 2667









Released: 1990
Length: 4:34
Plays (last 30 days): 3
Chimes sing Sunday morn
Today's the day she's sworn
To steal what she never could own
And race from this hole she calls home

Now you're at the wheel
Tell me how, how does it feel?
So good to have equalised
To lift up the lids of your eyes

As the miles they disappear
See land begin to clear
Free from the filth and the scum
This American satellite's won

She'll carry on through it all
She's a waterfall

She'll carry on through it all
She's a waterfall

See the steeple pine
The hills as old as time
Soon to be put to the test
To be whipped by the winds of the west

Stands on shifting sands
The scales held in her hands
The wind it just whips her and wails
And fills up her brigantine sails

She'll carry on through it all
She's a waterfall

She'll carry on through it all
She's a waterfall
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Bloody Hell! Did I just die and accidentally make it to Heaven? Kate Bush ... EMF ... and now the Stone Roses. WTF!!
 khorn49 wrote:


Just can't keep politics out of anything can we?
 

Sad, eh? Ironically, this song may not play for another decade. Yet here it is playing just six days later. I know all about carrying on through it all... I AM A WATERFALL.
Image result for waterfall
 chinaski wrote:
The lyrics still hold true towards the U.S.A. and it's up to us to get that *&^%$#*& out sooner than the next election.  Turn this up to eleven!!!
 
Don't stop! Isn't it funny how you shine!
 

Just can't keep politics out of anything can we?
 horstman wrote:

.....

On a side, saw Steven Wilson in March for the Hand. Cannot. Erase. tour and I have to say that his new band totally blows anything that Porcupine Tree could do. And it took me a long time to come to this realization. 
 
Off-topic

Since then To the Bone has come out.  Agreed.  Wilson's supporting musicians are all super talented.  Adam Holzman.....
i have sooooo many good memories soundtracked by this album.. absolutely classic
Bray head, Wicklow Rain belting off sea, This playing Best memory. Leaving and getting soaked with rain after a night of dancing to this and similar. All worth it.💃🏻💃🏻💃🏻
 ImaOldman wrote:
The vocals remind me of The Association from the 60's which is not necessarily a bad thing... 
 
And then along comes Mary. 
The vocals remind me of The Association from the 60's which is not necessarily a bad thing... 
Like a nice shower of music
 EdEastridge wrote:

If you have a smartphone, make sure your rentals have bluetooth/carplay/android, etc… 
That way you can have your Stone Roses, your Steven Wilson and if you have enough data and the signal to back it up, could listen to RP live on the road!
{#Cheers}
 
The RP cache facility works a dream nowadays.  My life has changed forever...
 chinaski wrote:
The lyrics still hold true towards the U.S.A. and it's up to us to get that *&^%$#*& out sooner than the next election.  Turn this up to eleven!!!
 
Don't stop! Isn't it funny how you shine!
 
Dude like uh, the lyrics say She'll carry on through it all, you don't have to go anywhere.
Pretty song.  60s style with much better sound, production, equipment, etc.  Like the Shins in that way.
Brings back so many memories from my teenage years.
Purple Suede St Vincent boots or wallabees different colour on each foot (swap with BFF) , Baggy dungarees, tie dyed over sized hoodies.
 TerrorGovernor wrote:
I kiss u
 

I don't kiss on the first date...
I kiss u
The lyrics still hold true towards the U.S.A. and it's up to us to get that *&^%$#*& out sooner than the next election.  Turn this up to eleven!!!
 
Don't stop! Isn't it funny how you shine!
 pinto wrote:
 
And then another four years after that
 
Oh No! No! No! 
 chinaski wrote:
The lyrics could sorta kinda apply to the US instead of Britannia now. Just 1426 days until the next US Presidential election.

  
And then another four years after that
 horstman wrote:

Bought this album when it came out Westy, still one of my favorites though it will not, no matter how many times I try to burn it, make it to MP3 for my ipod. So it lives in the CD slot of my vehicle. Sad thing is now I use rentals for work (primary listening time for music) and the stone rosies don't make the trip anymore.

Still a great, timeless song for me. Carry on RP!

On a side, saw Steven Wilson in March for the Hand. Cannot. Erase. tour and I have to say that his new band totally blows anything that Porcupine Tree could do. And it took me a long time to come to this realization. 

 
If you have a smartphone, make sure your rentals have bluetooth/carplay/android, etc… 
That way you can have your Stone Roses, your Steven Wilson and if you have enough data and the signal to back it up, could listen to RP live on the road!
{#Cheers}
Don't stop...isn't it funny how you shine!
chair dancing at the nonprof-which sounds like a title to something :)
Bill: Follow this with JA's Volunteers of America please..and thank you!
The lyrics could sorta kinda apply to the US instead of Britannia now. Just 1426 days until the next US Presidential election.
Gorgeous, chimey and Byrd-sey!! {#Hearteyes}
And the Jeopardy answer is, "What Peter and Gordon would have sounded like with distorted guitars, a good drummer and a wah-wah."
# 498 on Rolling Stone's 500 best albums, btw. 
 
https://www.rollingstone.com/music/lists/500-greatest-albums-of-all-time-20120531/the-stone-roses-the-stone-roses-20120525 
One of the best outro's ever.
 westslope wrote:
For some strange reason, I used to like this song.  Now, it sounds, well... borderline annoying.  
 

EDIT:  In part perhaps due to the heavy rotation, 5 plays in the last month.......

Clearly it is popular with RP fans so don't stop on my account.   

 
Bought this album when it came out Westy, still one of my favorites though it will not, no matter how many times I try to burn it, make it to MP3 for my ipod. So it lives in the CD slot of my vehicle. Sad thing is now I use rentals for work (primary listening time for music) and the stone rosies don't make the trip anymore.

Still a great, timeless song for me. Carry on RP!

On a side, saw Steven Wilson in March for the Hand. Cannot. Erase. tour and I have to say that his new band totally blows anything that Porcupine Tree could do. And it took me a long time to come to this realization. 
Tear away at this for the obvious holes if you will but I think it is a simple hip-swayer that is always appreciated.
{#Clap}
 KurtfromLaQuinta wrote:
New Album due in June by all accounts. They are playing Madison Square Garden this summer for any American fans



 


Always uplifiting. I love this song. And I hope everyone is pogo dancing in that looney hotel room of yours.

Don't stop...
Isn't it funny how you shine
For some strange reason, I used to like this song.  Now, it sounds, well... borderline annoying.  
 

EDIT:  In part perhaps due to the heavy rotation, 5 plays in the last month.......

Clearly it is popular with RP fans so don't stop on my account.   
 coloradojohn wrote:
I agree; I think he's a phenomenal genius! and his incendiary work with Seahorses on 'Do It Yourself' is among the very best EVER... 
—— 
WonderLizard wrote:
I know I'm gonna get flamed for this, but John Squire's guitar on this is one of the greatest ever recorded.


 
That song and guitar is the reason for vinyl. 
 oudemir wrote:

Not anymore ;)

 
no matter what average is 7.7 sooooo who cares what you {#Drunk}think lol 
 Rotterdam wrote:
Hmmm. I am the only one, but this sounds boring and insipid to me. Sorry.

 
Not anymore ;)
 Padutarb wrote:
These guys were a cut above.
Caught them live and they were just awesome.
Let's hope we hear some new music from them.
 
That will probably never happen unfortunately.
To many ego's and issues.
 beinder wrote:
They always remind me of the Grapes of Wrath (the band, not the book).

 
Love the Grapes of Wrath.
 Rotterdam wrote:
Hmmm. I am the only one, but this sounds boring and insipid to me. Sorry.

 
Don't be sorry, just know you are in the minority by a bunch! {#Cheers}
They always remind me of the Grapes of Wrath (the band, not the book).
 Pioneer_Sing wrote:
Nuffing else to say....they are the bogs bol*ocks

 
I think I require a dictionary.....
Nuffing else to say....they are the bogs bol*ocks
Hmmm. I am the only one, but this sounds boring and insipid to me. Sorry.
These guys were a cut above.
Caught them live and they were just awesome.
Let's hope we hear some new music from them.
 WonderLizard wrote:
I know I'm gonna get flamed for this, but John Squire's guitar on this is one of the greatest ever recorded.

 
No flaming here, Squire is one of the unmentioned greats, to my ear.
I agree; I think he's a phenomenal genius! and his incendiary work with Seahorses on 'Do It Yourself' is among the very best EVER... 
—— 
WonderLizard wrote:
I know I'm gonna get flamed for this, but John Squire's guitar on this is one of the greatest ever recorded.

 ziggytrix wrote:
Anyone ever listen to track 4 of this album backwards{#Cheesygrin}

 
Good catch! 2 songs in one. 
 ziggytrix wrote:
Anyone ever listen to track 4 of this album backwards{#Cheesygrin}

 
Not yet, but I know exactly what I'm doing after this ends (unless another good song comes on...)
So much nostalgia from this song...that deep wah-wah thing in the interlude used to give me such chills...I never could figure out how to make my guitar do that {#Cry} 
Edit: Wow, I've never heard that!  I never had the album.  Trippy stuff!
How many bands were influenced by these guys? Next Level Music
 
Anyone ever listen to track 4 of this album backwards{#Cheesygrin}
Such a great album.  It holds up so well.  I wish I could have seen them live in their hey day...They had one great album in the tank and that was it.
I know I'm gonna get flamed for this, but John Squire's guitar on this is one of the greatest ever recorded.
Everybody in my alien space craft be dancing buck ass naked and cross-eyed like Willy Shakes...  we love this song...  love this entire album...  love sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll... 

Quite appealing, sonically.

Following 'Don't Change' with this is a nice touch on the ol' play list, I must say.

{#Idea}



 kingart wrote:
Anyone have an idea what this song is about? Seems to have something geopolitical to say but I can't get a handle on it.
 

As the miles they disappear
See land begin to clear
Free from the filth and the scum
This American satellite's won
She'll carry on through it all
She's a waterfall 

 

Probably the trash that live on the estate where the girl is escaping from.  Their lives revolve around American TV shows.

Ian Brown said in an interview it was about a girl who is fed up with everything, drops an acid and goes to Dover.
 Euskadita wrote:



I had that reaction, I0m one of those X generationeers.

 
Any context you can provide to this shock-and-horror look? Did someone tell her she can't have Ian's babies? 
{#Clap}{#Bananajam}{#Bounce}
Anyone have an idea what this song is about? Seems to have something geopolitical to say but I can't get a handle on it.
 

As the miles they disappear
See land begin to clear
Free from the filth and the scum
This American satellite's won
She'll carry on through it all
She's a waterfall 
Sounds just as good as when it first came out. Epicness....
Superb, yet please play more tracks.  I never got into them mid 90s, wish I hadn't missed them then.
Can't get enough of The Stone Roses.
{#Wink} Hippostar wrote:

Meanwhile the drummer stole the drum lick from the 1970's Price is Right theme.

 

{#Roflol}
{#Notworthy}  {#Notworthy}  {#Notworthy}  ........ when only 10 will do
 bindi wrote:

Wow, Gomez kind of stole that ending on Airstream didn't they?

 

 KurtfromLaQuinta wrote:

It's OK.
The Stone Roses lifted from the Byrds.

 
Meanwhile the drummer stole the drum lick from the 1970's Price is Right theme.
Nice 
{#Daisy}
 snap_dragon wrote:
Anyone else hear the David Lindley riff in this ?



 
Interesting.  What David Lindley song?  I also hear the Beatles "Rain"
 coolpeople_rule wrote:
Simply perfection!!

 
GODLIKE then

Quite frankly, I like it!

{#Sunny} 

 
Simply perfection!!
Anyone else hear the David Lindley riff in this ?



I think the release date for this album may have been 1989...

everybody in my mushrooming multitude of churches be dancing buck ass naked all across the world like bowlegged gypsy muleskinners...  we love this song...  love this entire album...  love sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll... 
Sounding good. Just bumped this one up a notch!
Absolutely gorgeous......10  {#Daisy}
BILL



BRILLIANT
Ditto to the below{#Daisy}
Love it more than I can describe.
Looking forward to seeing the new film about the roses. 
We can slog through full disc sides of 60's artists but can't listen to the whole 4:37 of this song?

Why cut it short?
Sublime...{#Sunny}
Twice in twelve hours (remix, then original). Good thing I love this song...
Just reunited at Coachella in southern California. Interesting to see what comes next!!
I only found out about this group after they were current.  I really liked what I heard and bought their CDs.  Never understood why they weren't more successful.
 oilydwarf wrote:
Full volume after a gruelling day - rock on!!!

 
Just think what JFK would say...
 Euskadita wrote:



I had that reaction, I0m one of those X generationeers.

 

{#Lol}
Solid 9 for the outro alone.
Two in a row...thanks Bill!
 agd3 wrote:

Of course they do!
 
Thank you!  Hope you be having a marvelous time right this moment...

we be dancing...
 
 Lazarus wrote:

Everybody in my church loves this song...
 
 
Of course they do!
Love this. Great memories.
Always liked the Stoned Roses.   {#Yes}
yeah man, that's where it should stay, in church I mean. Makes the minister shake his booty...
Kinda fun tune.

Everybody in my church loves this song...
 
Thanks RP - your the reason I know about the Stone Roes! {#Dance}
Full volume after a gruelling day - rock on!!!
dancing!
 drewd wrote:
Damn.. When did the 90s become the good old days ?
Love this song.....
 


I had that reaction, I0m one of those X generationeers.
psycho delic
The kind of song that I need to cheer me up in a day like this.... 
Recently got my hands on the Anniversary box set - it's excellent! The remastering really lets the tracks shine, plus lots of unique versions of songs.
Next years hiking goal... Pywiack Cascade, Yosemite.


 leafmold wrote:

Reminds me more of the Byrds
 
yeah!
One of Madchester finest - Great refits and even better drums Mr Brown at his pomp have not managed to get to a UK gig -
Wish their reunion tour was coming to the states! {#Mad}
Damn.. When did the 90s become the good old days ?
Love this song.....
 stevendejong wrote:
Quite Beatle-esque, especially the bass, which sounds like "Rain" :)
 
Reminds me more of the Byrds
Yes!  9 -> 10.
 Cynaera wrote:

Took me a couple of listens to get there, but yeah, romeotuma - it's a big 10. I love how you cut through the bull and just get to the basics. Sitting here grooving, just before I head off to bed... (Bed-head?)

 
Miss you so much, Ann...

rest in peace... 
Awesome.  And incredible.  Right; now, Let's JAM SOME SEAHORSES!
Quite Beatle-esque, especially the bass, which sounds like "Rain" :)


marvelous...  love it...

 
 KurtfromLaQuinta wrote:
Posted: Oct 14, 2005 - 21:59
Kurt shoots and scores with an upload! Sorry for the gloating ...I don't get to do it that often with uploads.
 
So many years ago... sigh.
Really gets the endorphins flowing...


Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...


 
 That_SOB wrote:
Hey romeotuma  were you part of that group of butt naked people dancing and howling
at the moon around the pool  at 4 AM last night ?
Just wanted to tell you I think Nadine's hairless-terrier had a stroke about
the time you drove that bus through the fountain and into the managers front room.
Hey party on Garth!! {#Dancingbanana_2}
 
 


How did you know?  I hope nobody got any pictures of it!!!!

Love this song...


 
Hey romeotuma  were you part of that group of butt naked people dancing and howling
at the moon around the pool  at 4 AM last night ?
Just wanted to tell you I think Nadine's hairless-terrier had a stroke about
the time you drove that bus through the fountain and into the managers front room.
Hey party on Garth!! {#Dancingbanana_2}
 

 ScottishWillie wrote:
 romeotuma wrote:


Everybody in my hotel room is dancing...  love this song...
 Didn’t you post identical comments (also in green text) about another songs romeotuma?

 
they like to dance...
who are we to judge,,,   {#Lol}

yeah, I've seen a number of Romeotuna's song comments...definitely likes to dance. And just a wee bit enthusiastic ;-)

Can't quite give this an 8 and I love this record. 7.5

 
suesblues wrote:
hey, romeotuma loves to dance :-) (from what I can tell)
 
ScottishWillie wrote:

 




hey, romeotuma loves to dance :-) (from what I can tell)
 
ScottishWillie wrote:
 romeotuma wrote:


Everybody in my hotel room is dancing...  love this song...
 Didn’t you post identical comments (also in green text) about another songs romeotuma?

 


this song is stuck in my head a lot lately. So Simon and Garfunkel... a guilty pleasure, lovely