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Toad The Wet Sprocket — Fly From Heaven
Album: Dulcinea
Avg rating:
6.9

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Total ratings: 554









Released: 1994
Length: 4:21
Plays (last 30 days): 0
Paul is making me nervous
Paul is making me scared
Walk into this room and swaggers
Like he's God's own messenger
Change the name of my brother
Change the things that he said
Says that he speaks to him
But he never even knew the man
But I'd give my life for him

Like water through my hands
You'd give him any ending
But if he's all you say
Would he fly from heaven
To this world again
To this world again

Take whatever you're needing
Take whatever you can
We are broken from within
Run to another land

Water through my hands
Or is it just beginning
But if he's all you say
Would he fly from heaven
To this world again
To this world again

They took my brother
They ripped him from me
To twist his words as they did his body
Denied his family
Denied his beauty
To lay him down at the feet
Of those he couldn't save
Couldn't save, couldn't save

Will it be the end
Or is he still ascending
But if he's all you say
Would he fly from heaven
To this world again, to this world again
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Long Live   Radio Paradise
For me only   6- Pretty Good
This is my favorite song - the first track on this great album!
Always one of my favorite Toad songs... I ribbit, I mean, diggit.
Happy Khmer Day.
3->6

Don't know what strange mood I must have been in when I rated this a 3. 
{#Angel}
Love the Toad!
Great song. The whole album is a must listen to.
 gntlemanartist wrote:
For a moment I thought I had tuned into a Christian Rock station by accident. Not a good thing.

 
I don't see how this song remotely sounds like Christian Rock.

This song is arguably about Paul and Jesus, it's true, but it is most certainly not a traditional Christian viewpoint.

TOAD put out some decent songs.
Still my favorite track from this album...but I still need to take the plunge and buy one.
SO BAD
For a moment I thought I had tuned into a Christian Rock station by accident. Not a good thing.
Now we are going somewhere, it's beautiful :cheers:
RobK wrote:
I'll pass.
Yeah. I know how you feel. With all the idiots in the far past, the near past, even yesterday using it for excuses war, their own religion or whatever. It can be a major turn off for almost everybody. Remember this... that's man's influence there. I've learned a long time ago to try and ignore that. Use your own mind to make decisions.
One of Toad's best!
Nice...:clap: themotion wrote:
Wow, Bill, you're good...Jump was making me think of Toad and voila! You're a transition magician!
Luv the Toad!
Is Paul Simon aware that somebody stole his voice and lyrics?... Or is it just me talking about myself in the fourth person again? :eyes::eyes::eyes::eyes:
Kurt_from_La_Qui wrote:
Read the Bible. Grasp the WHOLE story. It's not hard. It just takes time.
I'll pass.
haha me again. can't not post during this song! ;) :)
inindian wrote:
Yes, and it's one of my favorite TtWS songs..just great :music:
Ditto - great lyrics, singing, and execution.
Yes, and it's one of my favorite TtWS songs..just great :music:
yay :) i've always loved toad.
wicked.....
On_The_Beach wrote:
Probably TTWS's best album, for anyone who might be curious.
I'm inclined to agree, too. Although I really like all their first four albums. TTWS's? Is that anything like ROUS's? haha
On_The_Beach wrote:
Probably TTWS's best album, for anyone who might be curious.
Agreed - and for me the best song.
Probably TTWS's best album, for anyone who might be curious.
Prolific.
Hmm...I wonder if the narrator is supposed to be Thomas? Interesting progressive viewpoint. Beautiful song--one of Toad's best.
One of my favorite songs ever. I love the choice of words.
hippiechick wrote:
I always thought this song has something to do with Christianity, but I wasn't sure how. I love this whole album, although it has a maudlin feel to it.
Read the Bible. Grasp the WHOLE story. It's not hard. It just takes time. Love this song.
DBCinCA wrote:
Now that someone posted the lyrics (below), read the "brother" as Jesus, "Paul" as the eponymous Apostle, and you have a song about a crisis of faith, based at least in part upon the idea that His words have been twisted... by...
Thanks, to runchadrun for the lyrics and Yes, I kinda thought so myself.
just saw these guys with Big Head Todd & the monsters...wasn't impressed with Toad at all, Todd on the other hand rocked!
TTWS's sound strikes me as a cliche. The drumming in this song really hits me that way. It's not awful. Just sounds like an echo of 80s mainstream rock. A solid 3.
Why oh why do I still not have an Toad in my music collection? I must do something about that immediately!
My hometown boyz.
This is new to me, and I've yet to hear a Toad song I don't love. Thanks for playing them!
Been a while since I heard these guys, good call Bill.
DBCinCA wrote:
Now that someone posted the lyrics (below), read the "brother" as Jesus, "Paul" as the eponymous Apostle, and you have a song about a crisis of faith, based at least in part upon the idea that His words have been twisted... by...
I always thought this song has something to do with Christianity, but I wasn't sure how. I love this whole album, although it has a maudlin feel to it.
Hmm, I was just thinking, now what could Bill play to keep this thing afloat? I feel guilty for not playing this entire record in weeks if not months... Great stuff... Yoroshiku onegaishimasu, Bill-san, itsumo! Domo! :curtain: :bananajam: :bananapiano: :drummer: :guitarist: :hearteyes:
Zarba wrote:
TtWS is a seriously underrated pop band.
Not by folk who like 'em :guitarist:
cjg wrote:
You can't really go wrong there. I'm partial to Fear, next Dulcinea, but Coil and even the Rarities cd have good stuff on them.
TtWS is a seriously underrated pop band.
DBCinCA wrote:
Now that someone posted the lyrics (below), read the "brother" as Jesus, "Paul" as the eponymous Apostle, and you have a song about a crisis of faith, based at least in part upon the idea that His words have been twisted... by...
Ooh...thanks for the commentary. Very cool to have it...
This is or was one great band,I have all of there CD's.Too bad they broke up but all good bands must come to an end except for the Stones and Areosmith.......... :guitarist:
Jacksonstat wrote:
I agree! I was just sitting hear listening to this song and wondering why I don't have any Toad in my music collection? :confused: I must do something about that. The tough part will be deciding which CD to purchase first!
You can't really go wrong there. I'm partial to Fear, next Dulcinea, but Coil and even the Rarities cd have good stuff on them.
bindi wrote:
Why did this group leave us? I love most everything I have ever heard by them. Please play more!
I agree! I was just sitting hear listening to this song and wondering why I don't have any Toad in my music collection? :confused: I must do something about that. The tough part will be deciding which CD to purchase first!
Why did this group leave us? I love most everything I have ever heard by them. Please play more!
Bill, please feel free to play Toad as often as possible. Such a great band. Excellent tune.
Seeing the lyrics certainly changes my appreciation of this song
always loved that album and particularly that song
oooooh, yuk. How 80's mor, gimme a lobotomy sounding. banal, banal, banal. Don't care if the lyrics are good, the, and I use the term loosely, music, ruins it.
trekhead wrote:
What is happening to his brother in this song?? Lyrics, kind RPers? A 9, but I like to know what is going on.
Now that someone posted the lyrics (below), read the "brother" as Jesus, "Paul" as the eponymous Apostle, and you have a song about a crisis of faith, based at least in part upon the idea that His words have been twisted... by...
trekhead wrote:
What is happening to his brother in this song?? Lyrics, kind RPers? A 9, but I like to know what is going on.
Paul is making me nervous Paul is making me scared Walk into this room and swaggers Like he's God's own messenger Change the name of my brother Change the things that he said Says that he speaks to him But he never even knew the man But I'd give my life for him Like water through my hands You'd give him any ending But if he's all you say Would he fly from heaven To this world again To this world again Take whatever you're needing Take whatever you can We are broken from within Run to another land Water through my hands Or is it just beginning But if he's all you say Would he fly from heaven To this world again To this world again They took my brother They ripped him from me To twist his words as they did his body Denied his family Denied his beauty To lay him down at the feet Of those he couldn't save Couldn't save, couldn't save Will it be the end Or is he still ascending But if he's all you say Would he fly from heaven To this world again, to this world again
What is happening to his brother in this song?? Lyrics, kind RPers? A 9, but I like to know what is going on.
This song makes an awesome opening to an excellent disc. Toad disbanded at the top of their game, with Dulcinea and Coil as their last two CDs. A definite 9 for this tune.
I've always liked Toad but never followed them that closely. Nice song. I'd like to hear more here.
Huh, I always wondered why I never heard this here, it's one of my favorite Toad songs, and there aren't a ton. Glad it's been added. "In My Ear" and "Know Me" would be cool, too.