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My Morning Jacket — The Way that He Sings
Album: At Dawn
Avg rating:
6.7

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Total ratings: 2508









Released: 2003
Length: 5:33
Plays (last 30 days): 3
why's it so strange when they say that the world's movin upwards?
Why's it surreal when my hands feel they cant roll the dice?
Why's it so great just to wake every day, alive and by your side.
It's a mystery I guess, there's lots of things I cant find.
Its not the way that you look, but your move that catches my eye.
Why's it so soft when the cannons unload on the others?
Why're we so loud when we say it wont happen to us?
Why does my mind blow to bits every time they play that song?
It's just the way that he sings,
not the words that he says, or the band.
Im in love with this soul, it's a meaning that I understand.
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LIke orange sherbert........mellow and smooth
You got it! LaurieinTucson wrote:
da-do-run-run-run, da-do-run-run
 

 ardakgul wrote:
Nice! I'm from Turkey,greetings from Turkey!
 
Greetings from Colorado, USA
 jp33442 wrote:


Who cares where you are from
 

Is that response necessary?  This is a world wide place.  Welcome, welcome, welcome
If I heard this song every day I would know I was in heaven.
 ardakgul wrote:
Nice! I'm from Turkey,greetings from Turkey!
 

Who cares where you are from
Nice! I'm from Turkey,greetings from Turkey!
da-do-run-run-run, da-do-run-run
Perfect summer driving song! Love it!
It's just the way that he sings, 
not the words that he says, or the band. 
Im in love with this soul, it's a meaning that I understand.

I love how hearing this song makes it true.
alrite toon, but it's terrible The Way that He Sings
This is the MMJ that I love. All bands change but this is the sound that sucked me in. Wish they would find their way back in this direction.
THE highlight of my evening...among the many other highlights 
Never get tired of hearing this. Part of my midnight music collection. Quality curation and mixes from Bill makes it a no brainer to donate each month.
a certain sense of peace and good things permeates the room as this song plays in the background...thanks Bill
Dammit. This is how I got turned on to Poe and Elbow, by hearing a song and every time thinking "oh, that nice little tune again."
also lovely!
 rick1956 wrote:
I used to like this song, but that was several million playings ago. Sorry, but to me it's the new Stairway to Paradise—I'm deathly tired of them both.

 
Me too. I still love the live version though, it's much faster and doesn't "drag" like this one.
I used to like this song, but that was several million playings ago. Sorry, but to me it's the new Stairway to Paradise—I'm deathly tired of them both.
 Kokoloco53 wrote:
This song reminds me of some of the more mellow stuff by Quicksilver Messenger Service. Anybody out there ever here of Ultimate Spinach?

 
I feel a 60's vibe but not Quicksilver Messenger Service. I love the harmony....almost Beach Boy-ish.
This song reminds me of some of the more mellow stuff by Quicksilver Messenger Service. Anybody out there ever here of Ultimate Spinach?
 kylieh wrote:
This song reminds me of Fleet Foxes AND Life in a Northern Town.

 
I don't hear "Life In A Northern Town" very much in this, but it often seems that MMJ and Fleet Foxes are the same band, or at least have the same producer.
This song reminds me of Fleet Foxes AND Life in a Northern Town.
One the best live bands I've ever seen, Mary Moore theater in Seattle last year...didn't do this song, but all the other good ones,  Jim James oozes charisma and can rip on the guitar solos
 Springbok84 wrote:

Agreed. The Family Guy episode featuring them makes it hard to enjoy without picturing the stupid cartoon. 
 
Lol. 
Those damb stupid cartoons ~ 
just getting tired of hearing this one...
 PRoeder61 wrote:
Guilty pleasure.

 
Agreed. The Family Guy episode featuring them makes it hard to enjoy without picturing the stupid cartoon. 
Guilty pleasure.
its sound is what you might expect if pod people body snatched and covered the allmans first album. somethings wrong/missing.
 coyotexxx2 wrote:
So good live. All the sonics are so much better. Go see a show. You will love it. 

 
Thank you for the advice. I will have to go and see/hear that this is so. Already it's heaven.


Gonna be at Red Rocks this year.  Might have to pony up.
So good live. All the sonics are so much better. Go see a show. You will love it. 
Brilliant....My morning Jack It ! The song makes me happy too!{#Devil_pimp}
Why, oh why does this song have me RUNNING for the mute button? Just wrong in so many ways. But I see I'm in the minority here.
 
 DaidyBoy wrote:

Nice one.  I would love to enjoy this band but, bearing in mind that I can't sing for toffee, it feels like he doesn't hit a single note accurately.  To my ears, anyway.

 

To me, this band has always been about their peculiar sound (which I enjoy in small doses).  They do manage to replicate it fairly well in live performance.  And, with Jim James being such a lovable, goofy hippy, I'm willing to cut them slack even when they do overcook the sonics.
 racerx wrote:

If you guys are lacking in sound-deadening material for the studio, I have some egg-crate foam in my garage that you can have.

  
Hippostar wrote:

Without the cavernous reverb, this guy would sound like Christopher Cross.

 
Nice one.  I would love to enjoy this band but, bearing in mind that I can't sing for toffee, it feels like he doesn't hit a single note accurately.  To my ears, anyway.
 Stingray wrote:
Since this is "the land of the free" (hehehehe...) I am intitled to spread my Europeans view:

A band with the name "My Morning Jacket" can be nothing but a gang of (most likely bearded 18 year old) assholes! 

From all the weird band names I have heard the past 82 years, this is certainly the most ridiculous! 

On top of it, I am definitely tired of their old-fashioned, "progressive" folk-cowboy music!

ENGLAND RULES!!!! 

 
Rules what?    Even us little old 2.5 million welsh have our own leaders now.  

Apparently the "land of the free" as you call it has 5% of the global population but 25% of the worlds jail warmers.

I like this band. 
Da Doo Ron Ron Ron
Da Doo Ron Ron

 oddbod wrote:
"Why does my mind blow to bits every time they play that song?"
When I hear the opening chords I laugh, turn the volume up full & immerse myself in the sublime harmonies. I don't care that I can't understand a word without looking at the lyrics. This song just makes me so goddamn happy!

 
And I LOVE SINGING    'O E YO YO"   OVER & OVER FOR FIVE MINUTES - at my personal 9.
I love this track!
MMJ has such a fabulous sound.
 Mari wrote:
still love this song after all these years! {#Clap}
 
Your welcome.
I like songs which sound like they start halfway through. Like this one.
still love this song after all these years! {#Clap}
 Stingray wrote:

From all the weird band names I have heard the past 82 years, this is certainly the most ridiculous! 


 
Doesn't even rank in the top 100
 Stingray wrote:
...From all the weird band names I have heard the past 82 years, this is certainly the most ridiculous! ...
 
82 years!?  I had no idea you were that old. 
 Stingray wrote:
Since this is "the land of the free" (hehehehe...) I am intitled to spread my Europeans view:

A band with the name "My Morning Jacket" can be nothing but a gang of (most likely bearded 18 year old) assholes! 

From all the weird band names I have heard the past 82 years, this is certainly the most ridiculous! 

On top of it, I am definitely tired of their old-fashioned, "progressive" folk-cowboy music!

ENGLAND RULES!!!! 

 
I have to ask: are you in a psych ward or are you just a bad AI program?
Since this is "the land of the free" (hehehehe...) I am intitled to spread my Europeans view:

A band with the name "My Morning Jacket" can be nothing but a gang of (most likely bearded 18 year old) assholes! 

From all the weird band names I have heard the past 82 years, this is certainly the most ridiculous! 

On top of it, I am definitely tired of their old-fashioned, "progressive" folk-cowboy music!

ENGLAND RULES!!!! 
Does anyone else hear John Cougar's "Hand to Hold On To" in the intro here? It fools me every time... 
 pomotexan wrote:
Surprised that this has such a low rating. WTF, this is awesome.

 
You are so right, I should move this from 9.  Fun song, rockin'.  {#Bananasplit}
Crank that Bricasti !!!
 Stingray wrote:
TOTALLY STUPID AND BAD!

 
I don't like Corvettes.
Surprised that this has such a low rating. WTF, this is awesome.
ONE on my happy places! {#Dancingbanana}
 jktravl wrote:


Here Here! I agree totally
 
YES indeed!
Da do ron ron ron
Da do ron ron ron

I hear the spectre--as it were--of a wall of sound


Love this song - you guys can just sink in your own negativity.

A wonderful lady no longer with us introduced me to this album - forever the music is linked to our precious moments that existed between us,


I think there's a decent song inside of this, but would just leave it to a better band to find it...
 oddbod wrote:
"Why does my mind blow to bits every time they play that song?"
When I hear the opening chords I laugh, turn the volume up full & immerse myself in the sublime harmonies. I don't care that I can't understand a word without looking at the lyrics. This song just makes me so goddamn happy!

 

Here Here! I agree totally
"Why does my mind blow to bits every time they play that song?"
When I hear the opening chords I laugh, turn the volume up full & immerse myself in the sublime harmonies. I don't care that I can't understand a word without looking at the lyrics. This song just makes me so goddamn happy!
TOTALLY STUPID AND BAD!
"The lead singer sucks" . Is that what you said?

That's like saying John Lennon had no talent.   


sunny_day wrote:

I saw them a couple of nights ago. MMJ sounds good live but the lead singer sucks!

 



 Baketown wrote:
Nice,  I am going to see Dylan, MMJ and Wilco on Friday!  

 
I saw them a couple of nights ago. MMJ sounds good live but the lead singer sucks!
Nice,  I am going to see Dylan, MMJ and Wilco on Friday!  
 zepher wrote:


Good live cut from oldman-Letterman....

 
Real nice.
Thank you for that.


Good live cut from oldman-Letterman....
 racerx wrote:

If you guys are lacking in sound-deadening material for the studio, I have some egg-crate foam in my garage that you can have.

  I'm pretty sure they recorded this in a silo for the effect.


It's the way that you sing!!!  !!!!   !!!!

 Tamster wrote:
tis a great song to drift off to sleep to, and I mean that in a good way...........zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
 
A good drifting along song.
 ThePoose wrote:
I keep hearing Beach Boys harmonies—espy in the chorus.

 
Except without the talent.
 lily34 wrote:
this is getting a ton of airplay on rp lately.
 
Lately? Been like this for years. Can't stand the song, myself.
I keep hearing Beach Boys harmonies—espy in the chorus.
Oddly enough, this song's lyrics describe my reaction to the song itself:

"It's just the way that he sings
Not the words that he says"


 
 racerx wrote:

If you guys are lacking in sound-deadening material for the studio, I have some egg-crate foam in my garage that you can have.

 
Without the cavernous reverb, this guy would sound like Christopher Cross.
Release date seems to be incorrect?  Allmusic shows Jun 5, 2001.  Still surprises me to see that this album is going on 12 years old!!  I only heard it when I first began listening to RP in 2007, so it's only 5 years old to me!  {#Wink}  still love it
this is getting a ton of airplay on rp lately.
looooooong sooooong fraaaaasess aaaaaand meeemoorrrryyy, but good enough for bored soul
 racerx wrote:

If you guys are lacking in sound-deadening material for the studio, I have some egg-crate foam in my garage that you can have.

  So you got a noisy garage ..what causes that then ?? Drum Bass cum Garage ??


 joemama wrote:
Nice follow-up to Echo and the Bunnymen Bill.
 
agreed!  came here to post just that — utterly superb seque from "Bring on The Dancing Horses" to this.  Bill is a master!

If you guys are lacking in sound-deadening material for the studio, I have some egg-crate foam in my garage that you can have.


Mom. Please. Make. Them. Stop...

I don't HATE this song.  But enough already. 
Love these guys!
I just admire the name of the Band, conjours up all sortsof images for me, a great harmonic sound and maybe the attraction is from previous posts in that they have a 60's sound. Altogether a must buy.
 oldsaxon wrote:

I build amps. It doesn't cost a fortune to get amazing sound. Even from a stream at 128kbps you can get amazing sound these days. Invest in quality, it's different from investing in price tags and labels. 
 
Any suggestions?
 msymmes wrote:
You will never get tired of this piece if you have a good sounding stereo.
And I am not talking about tens of thousands of dollars.  Just a system to do justice to RP's feed!!!!!
 
I build amps. It doesn't cost a fortune to get amazing sound. Even from a stream at 128kbps you can get amazing sound these days. Invest in quality, it's different from investing in price tags and labels. 
Love this. I'm going to have to check out more of their stuff on Spotify.
This one does get played quite a bit, but I don't know if it would have become one of my favorite MMJ songs otherwise. Some songs need several plays before they put the hook in you...Bill has a sixth sense for songs like these. Of course some songs are overplayed, but those happen to be songs I don't like!
 juanos wrote:
I really like this song (gave it 8)... but it sounds kindda 60's doesn't?
 
I would have said '70's!  (8 here too).
mmj inspirato this am! Thanks, Bill!

Helps me when I know I am going to have to strike soon over my job conditions to show the nasty big man where he can stick it...
 rapdas wrote:
I hit and run run, I hit and run...
I hit and run run, I hit and run run run run run run...

 

Still hear it...
I really like this song (gave it 8)... but it sounds kindda 60's doesn't?
LOVE...see them live if you doubt!!!
Very nice !!!
tis a great song to drift off to sleep to, and I mean that in a good way...........zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
I really like MMJ, but I really dislike this particular song. . . 
 
Posted: Dec 28, 2010 - 17:51 < Reply >

 upgal wrote:
yes.  it was a favorite.  I would like to have more variety.  it seems like a lot of songs are played a lot. for instance, I looked up buddy guy,  2 songs.     no jackie greene,  not even don't let the devil take your mind, or ball and chain.  maybe I should try this uploading thing.  hate to be a pest tho.
  
Give it a shot! Uploading songs does not make you a pest, it makes you paradise head. {#Roflol} I don't even know what that means...
Ball & Chain?  As in Janis?  Give it a go, love to see how someone else handles a Janis song.   {#Propeller}


Well, I for one like this.  I'm a bit disappointed that it's not the version on the Okonokos album, which seems less passionate, almost like they were near the end of the set and getting tired.  But it' still nice.


 jpdribbler wrote:
Echoes of Ocean Rain Bunnies?

 
Echoes, in any case.

 Hannio wrote:
Ack.
 
Do we have Bill the Cat on the board? ;)



I second that Ack!. RP's played some good MMJ numbers, but this one's aural Valium, IMO {#Sleep}


Ack.
 Byronape wrote:

Taste, like trees, takes a while to grow.

 
I used to think that this music was comparable to tasting trees!!  Jim James droning isn't always my cup of tee

Just saw them for the first time live at Merriweather Post in Maryland (DC area) — really, really good show...I just love these guys!
On my playlist.
 ick wrote:

Jim James'd kick your ass!

  

Ummmmmmmmm no, I don't think so.{#No}
 fast_eddie wrote:
Used to hate these guys, but they have been growing on me
 
Taste, like trees, takes a while to grow.

Echoes of Ocean Rain Bunnies?

Nice follow-up to Echo and the Bunnymen Bill. I think the first time I heard one of their songs, I thought Neil Young was singing for EATB. Since your in the Echo and the Bunny sound groove, are you following this with Fleet Foxes or Mumford & Sons?{#Tongue}
Used to hate these guys, but they have been growing on me
 Darlington wrote:

Looking foward to seeing them in August with Neko Case opening....should be a great, great show....

 Dates and venue? Got your tickets yet? Packed a picnic? Summer concerts!

If there is ever a RadioParadise: The Album - I would think that this would have to make the track list.  I'm not complaining, but I feel like we hear either the live or studio version of the song daily.  Not a bad thing, but worth noting.

Also on the CD: Under the Milky Way, Down In The Flood, Little Bird, that brutal The Fray song, Transatlanticism 

Looking foward to seeing them in August with Neko Case opening....should be a great, great show....


Good Music
Food music
yes yes yes...MMJ — can't wait for Circuital...!
The "singing" or more like whining of the lyrics, is like fingernails across a chalkboard.
Exactly the same with me!

 
HonduranRed wrote:
8=>9!!
ages well... 
 


 ziggytrix wrote:
During the chorus I get this stuck in my head:

A wimoweh, a-wimoweh a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh
A wimoweh, a-wimoweh a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh
A wimoweh, a-wimoweh a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh
A wimoweh, a-wimoweh a-wimoweh, a-wimoweh

In the jungle the mighty jungle the lion sleeps tonight

 
LOL! You'll like the animation of a hippo singing that, then :o). It's more interesting than this aural Mogadon, for sure {#Sleep}
 mvanderford60 wrote:
so bad — a string of whiny lame boy-schlock — stop please
 
Jim James'd kick your ass!

 msymmes wrote:
You will never get tired of this piece if you have a good sounding stereo.
And I am not talking about tens of thousands of dollars.  Just a system to do justice to RP's feed!!!!!
 
where else you gonna hear this!  Rock On EveryOne!