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Toad The Wet Sprocket — Whatever I Fear
Album: Coil
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Released: 1997
Length: 2:48
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There's almost nothing left
And you eat my kind for breakfast
What did I expect, to come here and find anyone?
Find open arms to greet me and friends to feed me
I sicken myself so much
And you eat my kind for breakfast, you eat my kind...

(chorus)
Whatever I fear the most is whatever I see before me
Whenever I let my guard down
Whatever I was, ignore it
Whatever I fear the most is whatever I see before me
Whatever I have been given
Whatever I have been...

Seeing myself this way, I am a monster I believe
Seeing is believing, is there no doubt left?
When I wake up I poison myself,
And poison gives no appetite
I sicken myself so much
Sicken myself so...

(chorus)

Do we expect these things to change
By waking up and suddenly there they are?
And all I need's a starting place
And nothing ever seemed so hard
Comments (65)add comment
 siandbeth wrote:
I'm intrigued that there are certain bands that I immediately dislike. This band, the Doors and Jefferson Airplane do that. I can understand why others might like it, but not I.
 
Maybe you don't give them an n-th chance and leave them behind immediately? Or you don't look into the verses? The Doors are brilliant.
 thewiseking wrote:
Once upon a time, on the edge of "grunge" lay a group of "earnest" bands whose angst filled lyrics were best suited for teen melodrama on the WB. These bands were best forgotten.
 
Your tired and predictable whining is best forgotten.
Once upon a time, on the edge of "grunge" lay a group of "earnest" bands whose angst filled lyrics were best suited for teen melodrama on the WB. These bands were best forgotten.
OK, but I like Dulcinea much better.
{#Clap}
Perfection. But then again, nearly everything Toad does is perfection.
Sorry, you are right, I happened to be living in England when they were omnipresent on the waves, so made the wrong assumption.
Love me some Toads!! Very under rated group!! I believe they are out on the road again. I saw them 3 years ago, they killed it...still amazing!
...they're from southern california, actually...
They're English, 


 malvey254 wrote:
Who eats his cat for breakfast?  {edit: Hungry dude.}  And why?  {edit: Frdige is empty.}
 


 Dinges,_the_Dude wrote:
I hear this song for the first time and the voice reminds me of Matchbox 20... Is there a relation?
 

Stop it, just stop it. There is no relation, none whatsoever. Why the non-sequitor?{#Stupid}
 Dinges,_the_Dude wrote:
I hear this song for the first time and the voice reminds me of Matchbox 20... Is there a relation?
 
I came to the forums for this same reason. I've done some searching and can't find a connection between Toad and Rob Thomas.
Ahhhhh......Toad......{#Notworthy}
I hear this song for the first time and the voice reminds me of Matchbox 20... Is there a relation?
 fitzworld wrote:
This song is incredibly boring! The music is indistinguishable from a million other boring songs and the lyrics are dumb. Please don't play it again.
 
Tell us what you really think...wow!   {#Razz}

Maybe it's just because it's 7:41 am, but this song is way outta place...


This song is incredibly boring! The music is indistinguishable from a million other boring songs and the lyrics are dumb. Please don't play it again.
you eat my kind for b-fast...one of my fav toad songs...
Who eats his cat for breakfast?  And why?
This album helped me through a rough patch in the late 90's.

God bless the Toad.

 

 peter_james_bond wrote:
Speaking of 90s bands, this reminds me of the Gin Blossoms.
 
Toad blows Gin Blossoms out of the stratosphere!
This album is BEAST!!!! Love this tune too. GP can't do wrong!
 sirdroseph wrote:

Yes I do too. Curious though what does Christian rock have to do with Toad??{#Stupid} Anyway, back to being on topic; Toad rules!! 8!{#Notworthy}
 
Love the Toad.

 Wizzuvv_oz wrote:

wow.  Is this comment ever right on.
I might have been able to let this song slip by my radar, but in light of your analysis I just about have to give it a 1.
Ed.: And again followed by "Natural One" (9 in my book) which underscores what you said.
p.s. not antichrist or anything, just think Christian rock is eternally lame

 
Yes I do too. Curious though what does Christian rock have to do with Toad??{#Stupid} Anyway, back to being on topic; Toad rules!! 8!{#Notworthy}
 Wizzuvv_oz wrote:

wow.  Is this comment ever right on.
I might have been able to let this song slip by my radar, but in light of your analysis I just about have to give it a 1.
Ed.: And again followed by "Natural One" (9 in my book) which underscores what you said.
p.s. not antichrist or anything, just think Christian rock is eternally lame

 

I never thought of this band as Christian Rock. In fact, some of their songs seem anti-religion.
Good band, good song.

 i4niblind wrote:
hahaha.. the album is called "coil"..  anyone know what a "coiler" is?  a very long continuous piece of feces that wraps around the toilet bowl..  or "coils"...  very fitting title i think. {#Think}
 

I do enjoy a good poop joke, but I think this song is pretty good.
97?  Is that before or after Live cause i can hear a definite similarity in style.  It's pretty cool either way i suppose.

Oh and cause i scrolled down a bit Siandbeth seriously the doors? jefferson airplane?  You need to go ask Alice when she's 10ft tall.

hahaha.. the album is called "coil"..  anyone know what a "coiler" is?  a very long continuous piece of feces that wraps around the toilet bowl..  or "coils"...  very fitting title i think. {#Think}
Speaking of 90s bands, this reminds me of the Gin Blossoms.

 sawaba wrote:
Blah. Sounds over-produced and cookie-cutter-ish. Sounds like 90% of the copycat Christian Alternative I've heard - especially the chorus. Especially, especially when followed by Folk Implosion's "Natural One".
 
wow.  Is this comment ever right on.
I might have been able to let this song slip by my radar, but in light of your analysis I just about have to give it a 1.
Ed.: And again followed by "Natural One" (9 in my book) which underscores what you said.
p.s. not antichrist or anything, just think Christian rock is eternally lame

I like this song.
Double vomit.{#Puke}
Blah. Sounds over-produced and cookie-cutter-ish. Sounds like 90% of the copycat Christian Alternative I've heard - especially the chorus. Especially, especially when followed by Folk Implosion's "Natural One".
I'm intrigued that there are certain bands that I immediately dislike. This band, the Doors and Jefferson Airplane do that. I can understand why others might like it, but not I.
Vomit
:sunny:
:daisy:
parrothead wrote:
You are just as bad as the morons you a-hole! Please follow your opinion will you!!
He's right though, my frame of reference is all screwed up. It was telling me maturity came with age.
anyone heard any lapdog? Most of the band minus todd, not bad
HAHAHAHAHA ..... very eloquently said. Thanks Pipes wrote:
Go get into your Jetta with some over priced bottled water and listen to that pretentious crap you call music and let the rest of us enjoy!
YEAH! i LOVE this morning. thanks for puttin' this on!
dorkmeister wrote:
Opinions are like a-holes: everyone's got one. Unless you've got some base of reference, which most of you young morons obviously don't, please keep your mindless drivel to yourselves.
You are just as bad as the morons you a-hole! Please follow your opinion will you!!
tip o the hat to bill for a nice little toad fix to brighten up my day.
Love Toad! Not my fave Toad song, but still excellent!
Opinions are like a-holes: everyone's got one. Unless you've got some base of reference, which most of you young morons obviously don't, please keep your mindless drivel to yourselves.
icehoused wrote:
booo. matchbox 3 doors pipe garbage. no thanks.
Go get into your Jetta with some over priced bottled water and listen to that pretentious crap you call music and let the rest of us enjoy!
Now see what you've done...I have to go all the way out to the garage to find my old Toad CD's....and damn it's hot out...Thanks RP
pixidrizzl wrote:
I think they are really underrated.
I agree... great band that has put out some really fantastic music over the years. Thanks to RP I've been exposed to much more of their music other than what's been (over)played on "regular" radio.
I think they are really underrated.
Coming after some genuine music, stuff like this just seems more hollow and artifical. This stuff is like music.
TOAD!!!! :dancingbanana: :clap: :drummer: :dancingbanana_2:
booo. matchbox 3 doors pipe garbage. no thanks.
Sounds Goo Goo Dolls/Matchbox 20-ish :dance:
handyrae wrote:
Can someone please explain the name, Toad the Wet Sprocket? Really--please. I'm not critical just confounded. :think:
It's based on a Monty Python piece called "Rock Notes", which mentions a band by the same name. The actual "Toad" kinda-sorta "borrowed" it.
:whistle:
love the Toad!
Can someone please explain the name, Toad the Wet Sprocket? Really--please. I'm not critical just confounded. :think:
Hadn't heard this one before...thanks RP!! Instantly likeable, good enough to make me search out the CD. I caught Glenn Phillips live/unplugged a couple years ago, he's a talented writer to be sure.
Love, love, love Toad. Agree whole-heartedly with saturnine
Kick ass song. I remember this song helping me out when I was going through the same feelings being expressed at a time in my life.
There are some Toad songs I love this much, but none that I love more. Lyrically, musically, this song gets to me from the opening chords, and IMHO, it has not only stood the test of time, but it keeps getting better. And if you've ever been there, you've got to admire how concisely this song captures emotional paralysis - "All I need's a starting place And nothing's ever seemed so hard"
saturnine wrote:
It's very low-profile, down-to-earth, quiet music but it somehow moves me very strongly. .
I think a lot of people felt that way.
I never really knew anything about this band, but then I found their cd, "Dulcinea", from a flea-market.. that was a long time ago.. and it blew my mind! It's very low-profile, down-to-earth, quiet music but it somehow moves me very strongly. Love their vocals and guitarwork. I recommend that album! This was a good song, as well.
Not too familiar with Toad but this seems a little different from what I've heard before... but I really like it. Nice guitars, nice vocals and a good hook.