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The Stone Roses — Love Spreads
Album: Second Coming
Avg rating:
7.6

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Total ratings: 3011









Released: 1994
Length: 5:45
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Love spreads her arms, waits there for the nails
I forgive you boy, I will prevail
Too much to take, some cross to bear
I'm hiding in the trees with a picnic, she's over there
Yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah
Yeah, yeah, yeah

She didn't scream, she didn't make a sound
I forgive you boy, but don't leave town
Cold black skin, naked in the rain
Hammer flash in the lightning
They're hurting her again

Let me put you in the picture
Let me show you what I mean
The messiah is my sister
Ain't no king man she's my queen

Let me put you in the picture
Let me show you what I mean
The messiah is my sister
Ain't no king man she's my queen

I have a dream, I've seen the light
Don't put it out, say she's alright
Yeah she's my sister

She didn't scream, she didn't make a sound
I forgive you boy, but don't leave town
Cold black skin, naked in the rain
Hammer flash in the lightning
They're hurting her again
Oh Oh

Let me put you in the picture
Let me show you what I mean
The messiah is my sister
Ain't no king man she's my queen

Let me put you in the picture
Let me show you what I mean
The messiah is my sister
Ain't no king man she's my queen

Let me put you in the picture
Let me show you what I mean
The messiah is my sister
Ain't no king man she's my queen

Let me put you in the picture
Let me show you what I mean
The messiah is my sister
Ain't no king man she's my queen

Let me put you in the picture
Let me show you what I mean
The messiah is my sister
Ain't no king man she's my queen

Let me put you in the picture
Let me show you what I mean
The messiah is my sister
Ain't no king man she's my queen

I have a dream, I've seen the light
Don't put it out, says she's alright
Yeah she's my sister!
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This song keeps blowing me away no matter how many time it pops up on my favourites. Too cool.
 Art_Mickey wrote:
My mind went directly to Stevie Ray Vaughan. Liking this very much.
 
Love SRV's work... but this is pretty different from most of what he did.... with the possible exception of the Voodoo Chile nuance... but that was really Henrdix not SRV.
diggin the amped up progressions segues. next up should be The Cult Wild Flower into LZ  Moby Dick...
So much sound that is tossed away in the radio versions.
Love this one!
I rock out to this in the car at least once a week.  Nasty!
Also, that chorus can be an evil earworm.
repeat  stuff,  repeat stuff,  repeat stuff   JFC  Stanhope said it best
Yeeeeeah!  Absolutely loving the guitar work!
My mind went directly to Stevie Ray Vaughan. Liking this very much.
 Ihatethissong wrote:
This band would be selling out stadiums if they had picked a different band name.
Never put the word Stones in your band name if you want to be huge.
disclaimer: the preceding comment is complete bs and is intended solely for entertainment.
  I think Captain Chaos might have more to do with their demise than their name...

This band would be selling out stadiums if they had picked a different band name.
Never put the word Stones in your band name if you want to be huge.


disclaimer: the preceding comment is complete bs and is intended solely for entertainment.
There is a real early Led Zeppelin vibe to the instrumental backing.

The guitar and drums proves this band was not just a bunch of stoners.

 
 timmus wrote:
What is this "sister"?  What does "the messiah is my sister" mean?  Are they just writing random verses?

 
sounds like he's singing "the Mess-sigher" to me, like some people say "ider" instead of "idea".
 Jota wrote:


You don't look a day over 22.

 
{#Roflol}
 

Classic tune! Love it!

"Cold black skin, naked in the rain
Hammer flash in the lightning
They're hurting her again"
I love this song.  The guitar riff draws me in every time.  
 sfyi2001 wrote:
{#Hand}  23 year old crap.

PSD >>


 

You don't look a day over 22.
{#Hand}  23 year old crap.

PSD >>

 timmus wrote:
What is this "sister"?  What does "the messiah is my sister" mean?  Are they just writing random verses?

 
In the context of the lyrics it seems relatively coherent: a female martyr/messiah/queen entity apparently.
Think of Jesus as a woman and it makes sense
 timmus wrote:
What is this "sister"?  What does "the messiah is my sister" mean?  Are they just writing random verses?

 
If it's intended as a statement of theology, it's a little dodgy or at least wildly unorthodox—but who cares?  Those badass electric guitars are good enough for me.
What is this "sister"?  What does "the messiah is my sister" mean?  Are they just writing random verses?



                                        F I N E  
                                        Put me in the picture. Just stop singing. 




 

This is a prime example of how you take an old enigmatic Blues-print and frill it on ALL THE WAY OUT with blistering feedback & jam...
Soft, lame vocals but great groove.
I love this combination: energeticaly music and Friday {#Dancingbanana_2}
Oy, stop singin thru yer nose ya whiny lil putz!
Lyrics lame and weird at best, but man, this song is a pure showcase for the unbridled genius of that Squire guitar. Play SEAHORSES!
{#Drunk} flat rocks !
 markybx wrote:

{#Roflol}

I also like "I Wanna Be a Dog"



 
It's "I wanna, I wanna, I wanna be YOUR dog."
 izycrzy wrote:

That'd be awesome. Except what if this song triggered Tracy Chapman, and that triggered Peter Gabriel and then Peter Gabriel triggered this disaster of a song. Infinite loop my friend. Infinite loop.

 
That is funny.  And then my mind starts thinking about how I would write the code to avoid that infinite loop.  I'm a dork.
This is good.
Try "dancing" to this song by pretending you are walking  on a tightrope. Try it, it works. 
 markybx wrote:

{#Roflol}

I also like "I Wanna Be a Dog"

 
I think you mean "I Wanna Be A Dork".
A baggy anthem if ever there was one. Excellent.
 izycrzy wrote:

That'd be awesome. Except what if this song triggered Tracy Chapman, and that triggered Peter Gabriel and then Peter Gabriel triggered this disaster of a song. Infinite loop my friend. Infinite loop.

 
funny
 nutrod42 wrote:

It's "Ain't no king, man, she's my queen."

 
{#Roflol}

I also like "I Wanna Be a Dog"


 flyboy wrote:
I wish there was a feature on RP that certain songs would automatically trigger PSD.  This song would be first on the list followed by everything by Peter Gabriel and Tracy Chapman.

 
That'd be awesome. Except what if this song triggered Tracy Chapman, and that triggered Peter Gabriel and then Peter Gabriel triggered this disaster of a song. Infinite loop my friend. Infinite loop.
I wish there was a feature on RP that certain songs would automatically trigger PSD.  This song would be first on the list followed by everything by Peter Gabriel and Tracy Chapman.
Thank you! I was clicking thru the entire Led Zep library to try and figure out which song they ripped those licks from.  I can't stand this song because it starts off with some great, familiar guitar licks and then comes the wrong (and lame in my very personal & humble opinion) vocals and melody. It was driving me crazy. Homage maybe, but I think Page would have a suit - though I don't really advocate that sort of thing since most music is derivative anyway. 

Proclivities wrote:

I don't know if any lawsuit would get very far over a three- or four-note riff, but you never know, stranger things have happened.  This song seems like it has more in common with Led Zeppelin's "Moby Dick" but Page "borrowed" a lot of his riffs and progressions over the years too.  I'd guess it's an obvious homage to both tunes - they weren't trying to fool anyone.

 


      I'm hiding in the trees with a picnic, she's over there
   Trying to make picture of what I maybe dreamt last night.
 fredriley wrote:
She's not a messiah, she's a very naughty girl! :o)

 
Perv! {#Cheesygrin}
Damn good song. A 9 from me.
 Imkirok wrote:
Ain't no caveman, she's my queen!  {#Bananajam}

 
It's "Ain't no king, man, she's my queen."
Ain't no caveman, she's my queen!  {#Bananajam}
The Stone Roses, Made of Stone...Fantastic documentary
If you like them it is a must see. 
 fredriley wrote:
She's not a messiah, she's a very naughty girl! :o)

 
"no pleasin some people"
"thats just what Jesus said sir"
{#Bananajam}{#Drummer}{#Motor}
This was ok, almost even sounded badass, until the vocals came in. Whining little snotnoses singin thru their noses. Kinda like Oasis. Blech.
Simply Brilliant. Masterpiece of "Madchester". 
{#Bananajam}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Bananasplit}{#Drummer}
I don't hear a White Whale in there at all. ;)
It still rocks though. (Sorry, Jimmy.) 
She's not a messiah, she's a very naughty girl! :o)
{#Bananajam}
 garyalex wrote:

That it is.  Play it LOUD.

 
Crap.....I have 15:00 to get this script done and I have to chair dance....yeah yeah yeah....
 hayduke2 wrote:
love it, this is some proper rock man

 
That it is.  Play it LOUD.
 Stingray wrote:
21 folks rated this devine song a 1!

No wonder there is war in the MIddle East! 

 
Andy had something to do with this song?


 Aud wrote:


You're from Texas, so no you're not "more correct!"  {#Wink}{#Lol}

 
And you are not the DECIDER
My least favorite Stone Roses song.
 Hannio wrote:

You and me both, bro.  If Liam (or maybe it's Noel) can say supah nover, why can't he say super nova? 

(Yeah, I know, lingual and cultural relativism and all that, and who's to say my pronunciation is more correct blah blah blah.)



 
What's the matter?  Ya'll don't understand the Queen's English?
 Hannio wrote:

You and me both, bro.  If Liam (or maybe it's Noel) can say supah nover, why can't he say super nova? 

(Yeah, I know, lingual and cultural relativism and all that, and who's to say my pronunciation is more correct blah blah blah.)



 

You're from Texas, so no you're not "more correct!"  {#Wink}{#Lol}
 Isobel wrote:
Great song, but do we have to hear it EVERY day?

 
5 plays in the last 30 days... So the answer is: No, no we don't
Great song, but do we have to hear it EVERY day?
Did I hear german? Missed most of the tract, but it was very good.
 
 musikluvr wrote:
"Messier"? I think he means MessiAH. Reminds me of "Champagne SuperNOVER"  by Oasis. God that drives me up the wall. 

 
You and me both, bro.  If Liam (or maybe it's Noel) can say supah nover, why can't he say super nova? 

(Yeah, I know, lingual and cultural relativism and all that, and who's to say my pronunciation is more correct blah blah blah.)


love it, this is some proper rock man
Yow! coming after bluesy Bonnie Raitt! This baby comes out jammin' and never lets up for a second. Love the way Squire plays guitar!
 jagdriver wrote:

Janie Hendrix should sue them. (I'm surprised she hasn't already!)

 
what good is that going to bring to anyone?
 musikluvr wrote:
"Messier"? I think he means MessiAH. Reminds me of "Champagne SuperNOVER"  by Oasis. God that drives me up the wall. Damn Brits, learn how to speak English.

 
{#Roflol} As GB Shaw apocryphally said: The US and Britain are two nations separated by a common language. Or Oscar Wilde: "We have really everything in common with America nowadays, except, of course, language."

Me, I can't get over youse across the Pond calling one of your top universities Noater Daym. Damn Yanks: learn how to speak French ;-)

Funnily enough, these days, because of English becoming a lingua franca (sic!) worldwide, it's evolving into many separate Englishes, some of which are barely comprehensible to us Brits. So feasibly a Brit could go abroad to, say, Malaysia in the not too distant future, have a native speak to her in a Malay version of English, and not understand what's being said. A bit like what's happened to Spanish - Argentinian Spanish sounds, to my amateur ears, to be a very, very different creature from Castilian Spanish, and may not be comprehensible to a Spaniard.

Aren't languages wonderful? :o)
 jagdriver wrote:

Janie Hendrix should sue them. (I'm surprised she hasn't already!)

 
I don't know if any lawsuit would get very far over a three- or four-note riff, but you never know, stranger things have happened.  This song seems like it has more in common with Led Zeppelin's "Moby Dick" but Page "borrowed" a lot of his riffs and progressions over the years too.  I'd guess it's an obvious homage to both tunes - they weren't trying to fool anyone.
Damn if they didn't fall into a groove on this one!
The only good song the Stone Roses ever made.
Me likey like, even for Tuesday mornings
{#Dancingbanana_2} {#Bananasplit}
{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Bananasplit}
Good for Friday
 Stingray wrote:
21 folks rated this devine song a 1!

No wonder there is war in the MIddle East! 

 

See...even your fingers wouldn't let you describe this song as 'divine'.
 jagdriver wrote:
'Cuz I'm a voodoo chile....
 
Janie Hendrix should sue them. (I'm surprised she hasn't already!)
21 folks rated this devine song a 1!

No wonder there is war in the MIddle East! 
 Jota wrote:

lol, not quite.

 
Not mad on the lyrics either - tried very hard and failed with the second album - all the Roses hero worshipers I knew at the time of it's release were disappointed with the poor effort. Little bit too up 'emselves maybe?
I knew I'd heard that Gorillaz song somewhere before and now the light dawns on me. I never did get the Stone Roses or any of the Madchester scene. My bad, I know. Does anyone have a two sentence revelation to wisen me up?
 FrankDebbieCote wrote:
Well, it's a good rocking song alright but the lyrics really bother me. 
Sounds like an incestuous relationship.
I don't like that.  
 
lol, not quite.
Well, it's a good rocking song alright but the lyrics really bother me. 
Sounds like an incestuous relationship.
I don't like that.  
Bill, sched a few more cuts from this disk
Pity we have no choice to go higher than 10!

I try >>> 12!! 
 drivingunit103 wrote:
... can't seem to get this loud enough...

 

The loudness wars makes properly balanced recordings sound quiet in comparison.
 drivingunit103 wrote:
... can't seem to get this loud enough...

 
true dat
... can't seem to get this loud enough...
Amazing band - seemed to spring fully formed from nowhere, like they were born playing the music
When the Roses got it right, there was none finer at the time.
'Cuz I'm a voodoo chile....
 kingart wrote:
Like the song. Love this smokin' band. Have to LOL at the pronunciation: "The mess-sigher is my sister." 
 

 
The mess-sigher is my sister, ain't no caveman she's my queen.  {#Roflol}
This one goes to 11, even if it's only a 9. : )
Very GOOOOOOOODDDDD
 Sloggydog wrote:
The second coming is the better album.  There.  I said it.  I'm not going to pretend I'm not trying to start an argument but I'm also not just saying it for the sake of starting one - I and 1 of my friends genuinely stand by it SECOND COMING > THE STONE ROSES.

 
Amen, um, dog!

{#High-five}

Second Coming brought out the blues, which the Brits have an uncanny way of mastering!

This one goes to 11. Absolutely love the layering as the song builds to its climax!




Love how this song spreads love...  we be dancing live...  love it...
 
 bushpossum wrote:

Willie Dixon wrote "bring it on home".
i reckon Sonny Boy Williamson does the best version.
zeppelin covered a number of old blues songs and claimed authorship.
They were sued for this one.
Incredible band though. Saw them in 1972. Woo.
cheers, bp
 
 
Just so you'll know, this is all covered in some detail on the Led Zep song comment pages.
 WonderLizard wrote:

Was coming to post pretty much the same thing—Squire's fills are reminiscent of Page's on "Bring It on Home."

 
Willie Dixon wrote "bring it on home".
i reckon Sonny Boy Williamson does the best version.
zeppelin covered a number of old blues songs and claimed authorship.
They were sued for this one.
Incredible band though. Saw them in 1972. Woo.
cheers, bp
 
rdo wrote:

Being a boor is OK, being a bore is not, but what about being a Boer? 
 
 {#Yawn}


 Stingray wrote:
11

 
{#Yell} ....... is that all!?
 hencini wrote:
Man, the more I hear this song, the more I like it. Which is weird, because it didn't do much for me when it first came out. 

 
...for me too! {#Drummer}


 Hasan wrote:

Just 'coz he's a Romeotuna/Lazarus fan boy doesn't earn him that kind of abuse.  Being an out and out bore is a lot less of a crime than behaving like a thoroughgoing boor.





 
Being a boor is OK, being a bore is not, but what about being a Boer? 
Man, the more I hear this song, the more I like it. Which is weird, because it didn't do much for me when it first came out. 
Ten ten ten
 
{#Dance}{#Dancingbanana} {#Jump} 
The second coming is the better album.  There.  I said it.  I'm not going to pretend I'm not trying to start an argument but I'm also not just saying it for the sake of starting one - I and 1 of my friends genuinely stand by it SECOND COMING > THE STONE ROSES.
 rdo wrote:

This would be easily explained by the fact that you are a fucking idiot who contributes nothing to the comment board.

 
Just 'coz he's a Romeotuna/Lazarus fan boy doesn't earn him that kind of abuse.  Being an out and out bore is a lot less of a crime than behaving like a thoroughgoing boor.




From 8 to 9.

It grows on me every time.

Brilliant guitar.


 Keef wrote:

Post all you want.  It don't bother me.  Great tune by the way.

 
This would be easily explained by the fact that you are a fucking idiot who contributes nothing to the comment board.
"Messier"? I think he means MessiAH. Reminds me of "Champagne SuperNOVER"  by Oasis. God that drives me up the wall. Damn Brits, learn how to speak English.

Good groove to this one though. 
20 yr old album man, quite excellant  {#Hearteyes}
11
More Stone Roses please.  And if Alt-J is next, good with me...love them and want to see them badly.

One of the best British ROCK ALBUMS!

 

 


{#Bananapiano} mmmmmmmmmmmmmm - G O D L I K E
Great groove! {#Dancingbanana_2}
GREAT. Guitarrrrr....
 Cynaera wrote:

Hi, romeotuma! {#Wave} So far, it's been pretty damned good. Two hummingbirds (Mom and baby), a weird cat kafoffel ending in a serious nap-attack, and Bro is at our sister's house, getting dinner and home-made cinnamon rolls for his 56th birthday. I'm off to take a bubble-bath, with RP blaring. Sometimes, life is really good. I hope it's good for you, too, my friend.

 

miss you so much, Cynaera...  life is grand, friend...

love this song...
 
Worship the Squire....
 (former member) wrote:


This song spreads love...  love it...
 

 
AND HOW REV!   Joy and Love sweet people, this tune rocks!      
 ThePoose wrote:
I keep hearing Bring it on home and Moby Dick by Zep.

 
I wasn't but now I am ... thanks
 rdo wrote:

I think you have posted this enough.  Please stop.  Show some courtesy and respect for other members. 

 
Post all you want.  It don't bother me.  Great tune by the way.
 rdo wrote:

I think you have posted this enough.  Please stop.  Show some courtesy and respect for other members. 

 

SAYS THE GUY WHO BITCHES  MORE THAN ANYONE ELSE? GET REAL.