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Blind Melon — Tones of Home
Album: Blind Melon
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Released: 1992
Length: 4:23
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What do you think they would say
If I stood up and I walked away
Nobody here really understand me
and so I'll wave goodbye I'm fine, I'm fine
Tones of home
said you don't like the way I'm living
you don't like me
Tones of home, tones of home
And so I'll wave goodbye.
I'm flyin' I'm flyin' home
And I always thought this would be
the land of milk and honey
Oh but I came to find out that it's
all hate and money
And there's a canopy of greed holding me down.

[Chorus]

See I'm so High to you, so I'll fade away
I said your on your own
Your Mom and Daddy said , that your
sister said, and your brothers saying
Everybody is saying Everybody, is
saying I, eye God I gotta go!
All my friends patronize me and
They say YO Hey Boy! Have you
found what your looking for.
It seems they don't really know me cause it's here
and its what they can't see.
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Tasty! Haven't heard this in years. Was going to give it a 7 but now it gets a one-point bump because, nostalgia. 8.
 heathenchild wrote:
I love the drumming.
 
Hi!

I perfectly understand what you mean.
Personaly, when I listen to Blind Melon, I think about The Posies. Not that the bands are similar, but both remind me good times of my life.
If you like fresh drumming, you may really like I Can Dream All Day

Bye!

Damn!!!  I miss this guy so much.
I love the drumming.
 almafi wrote:
{#Bananajam}This is quite possibly Blind Melon's best song.

 
YUP!

Really like the universe of Blind Melon...thanks for playing it here despite some controverse opinions on the forum
I totally hear the Janes Addiction bits in here - though it's a little more complex and polished IMHO.  What a great groove though.  *volUP!*
 ercasul wrote:
this is really so unremarkable .... I'm on the horns of a dilemma trying to decide whether to even give it the attention required to actually log my opinion that it's really, really rubbish.
 
I took the time to rate it -> 1.

 Felix_The_Cat wrote:
Oh God this is so alike to Jane's addiction!!
 
This is exactly what I was thinking. I so sure other people would've made the comparison and sure enough, I find this at the top of the page!

Oh God this is so alike to Jane's addiction!!
 lovemydog wrote:
I always loved Blind Melon's other disc, but never heard this one apart from "No Rain". Nice to hear that they were just as fun in the beginning...
 

If you haven't heard it, you should check out the song, "Change". It's one of their best, IMO.

All three of their discs are great, I think. This one was more straight-on rock, to me, whereas "Soup" is a little darker. "Nico", released after Shannon's death, is often overlooked as a b-sides album, but I think it had some of their strongest tracks.

Abandon Jalopy is a steller side project from the bass player (after the Unified Theroy stuff ) ——-album called MERCY

again very tasty stuff
worth a listen
I always loved Blind Melon's other disc, but never heard this one apart from "No Rain". Nice to hear that they were just as fun in the beginning...
Love that Bass line.
1.
this is really so unremarkable .... I'm on the horns of a dilemma trying to decide whether to even give it the attention required to actually log my opinion that it's really, really rubbish.
So glad you're playing this {#Laughing}
 Mugro wrote:
Isn't a drug overdose killing yourself on purpose too?
 
I suppose if you take the short view that drug addiction is a choice.  It's like telling a diabetic its their fault they can't eat sugar.  I only wish he'd gotten help.

{#Bananajam}This is quite possibly Blind Melon's best song.

 dpjag wrote:

I get a LOT of Janes Addiction.
 
Heh, had to check. You guys beat me to it by 3 years.
awww
now I wanna dress up like a lil bee girl
 out_to_lunch wrote:
THIS BAND SUCKED ASS THEN AND NO OVERDOSE WILL EVER CHANGE THAT!!!!
 
 Maybe you should try another overdose! {#Mrgreen}
{#Bananasplit}
out_to_lunch wrote:
TURN THIS SHIT OFF!!!!!! THIS BAND SUCKED ASS THEN AND NO OVERDOSE WILL EVER CHANGE THAT!!!! BOOO!!!
Wow. You are out to lunch, aren't you. :rolleyes: Oy.
I dig it. Totally.
Oy. :arrowd:
TURN THIS SHIT OFF!!!!!! THIS BAND SUCKED ASS THEN AND NO OVERDOSE WILL EVER CHANGE THAT!!!! BOOO!!!
Poor Shannon ... he has flown Home.
rip s.h.
This is an album that needs to be listened to from track 1 to the end. A satisfying story.
KayLeigh69 wrote:
Love this song..........it rocked live, once upon a time!
....And it still does with new LV Travis - they are back on tour and they rock!!
Love this song..........it rocked live, once upon a time!
You hear it. You love it. You know you do. It's cowbell - sweet, delicious cowbell! :dancingbanana_2:
Mmmm, tasty. I have underappreciated these guys, it seems.
FlamingLotus wrote:
Yep.
I hear ya... and am gonna dig up Kettle Whistle as soon as this set drops the line (IF!)
So good they're "out of sight"...hate to overstate the obvious...but hey, these guys do rock!
dpjag wrote:
I get a LOT of Janes Addiction.
Yep.
8 for the song, strong 10 for the cover art!
BillG wrote:
?? Only once every 2 weeks or so on RP...
no worries Bill. I had a best of Blind Melon album on my MP3 player earlier that day. Hence the repeats.
teeyodi wrote:
I think this is the 5th time I've heard this song today. I look forward to doing it again tomorrow.
?? Only once every 2 weeks or so on RP...
I think this is the 5th time I've heard this song today. I look forward to doing it again tomorrow.
VERY! good memories come with this song........as with all the songs from this album...was, is and will be great! :group-hug:
i know these guys are hard and whatnot... but everytime i hear one of their songs, all i can think is "Cute! Cute! Cute!!!!" :D
first rock show I saw: Blind Melon @ 1313 Club in Charlotte, NC Shannon Hoon begged us to live in the moment 'cause you aren't guaranteed a tomorrow.
So I'm waving goodbye I'm flying, I'm flying home... I will sing this out loud one day when I will be flying home. This song reminds me that this day will come.
Wow! It's one of the hardest tune I heard on RP! :drummer: :guitarist: :jump:
Blind melon has always been my favorite band! RIP Shannon check out this website: https://www.beemelon.com
I remember when this album came out all the haters called these guys hippies regurgitated with one song. I think they had alot more to offer than one hit which actually undermined they're vibe a bit since the public expected more "no rain"s. Good high energy rock and this was one of the best on the album.
damien wrote:
Such an under rated band of the nineties. It was so unfortuante when Shannon Hoon died, and it barely got a two inch column in the papers & music rags, MTV just about mentioned it on their 'news' Yet, Cobain - do I even need to go there? He is STILL appearing on the covers of magazines! I don't care how great Kurts music was (I agree that it was) he killed himself, he did it on purpose! I would love to see where Blind Melon would be right now.
:yes:
crowhog2000 wrote:
:clap: :guitarist: :drummer: :sunny:
Exactly
ArbiterOfGoodTaste wrote:
Yay, my second upload played today!
tanks mon :devil_pimp:
ArbiterOfGoodTaste wrote:
Yay, my second upload played today!
More Blind Melon....upload more please.
One of my favorites! It's a shame for me that I never got to see them live! I have heard their shows and each one is original and completely rocks!
ArbiterOfGoodTaste wrote:
Yay, my second upload played today!
Don't do that again. Blech.
Yay, my second upload played today!
psycholynx wrote:
Don't worry, if you're Catholic, Kurt will suffer in hell for taking his own life and Shannon will be picking flowers with God in heaven.
Cruel, but fair :wink:
Reminds me of an all girl residence I was staying at during my university daze. :bounce:
damien wrote:
Such an under rated band of the nineties. It was so unfortuante when Shannon Hoon died, and it barely got a two inch column in the papers & music rags, MTV just about mentioned it on their 'news' Yet, Cobain - do I even need to go there? He is STILL appearing on the covers of magazines! I don't care how great Kurts music was (I agree that it was) he killed himself, he did it on purpose! I would love to see where Blind Melon would be right now.
Don't worry, if you're Catholic, Kurt will suffer in hell for taking his own life and Shannon will be picking flowers with God in heaven.
1st rock show I attended. This is my favorite of their songs. The 1313 club in Charlotte, NC (no longer exists) went ape shit when they played this one.
missed it - doh't!
trekhead wrote:
I get a little JANES ADDICTION outta there...
I get a LOT of Janes Addiction.
Mugro wrote:
Isn't a drug overdose killing yourself on purpose too?
Nah -- save the intentional overdose, it's just idiocy with severe consequences. This is the first Blind Melon tune I heard so I got a favorable impression of them before MTV and every rock radio station beat the bloody hell out of "The Bee Song." The overplay undeservedly took away a lot of their credibility and made them seem to the lazy listening public like a one-hit band. Too bad.
:clap: :guitarist: :drummer: :sunny.gif:
damien wrote:
Such an under rated band of the nineties. It was so unfortuante when Shannon Hoon died, and it barely got a two inch column in the papers & music rags, MTV just about mentioned it on their 'news' Yet, Cobain - do I even need to go there? He is STILL appearing on the covers of magazines! I don't care how great Kurts music was (I agree that it was) he killed himself, he did it on purpose! I would love to see where Blind Melon would be right now.
Isn't a drug overdose killing yourself on purpose too? I mourn Blind Melon too. Great band. Great tune.
love this one!...
Man... is this fun or what? I'd seen them live once and several performances on TV... unfortunate that Shannon always seemed like he shot up 1 or 20 too many times before the show. I'm normally a fan of live music... but these guys studio stuff was brilliant. Too bad you can't say the same for the live... :roll:
I get a little JANES ADDICTION outta there...
good cd.
\:D/
Such an under rated band of the nineties. It was so unfortuante when Shannon Hoon died, and it barely got a two inch column in the papers & music rags, MTV just about mentioned it on their 'news' Yet, Cobain - do I even need to go there? He is STILL appearing on the covers of magazines! I don't care how great Kurts music was (I agree that it was) he killed himself, he did it on purpose! I would love to see where Blind Melon would be right now.
Good chicken-scratch guitars and wailing
Mojo flow!
Platypus wrote:
love the Melon.
Ditto. Outfarkinstanding. *digging out this disc*
Blind Melon always outstanding.
love the Melon.
:bounce:
So glad to see this got moved from the LRC to here. One of my favorite tunes off of this album.