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Keane — Your Eyes Open
Album: Hopes And Fears
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6.9

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Total ratings: 732









Released: 2004
Length: 3:09
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Well, it's a lonely road that you have chosen
Morning comes, and you don't want to know me anymore
And it's a long time since your heart was frozen
Morning comes, and you don't want to know me anymore

For a moment your eyes open and you know
All the things I ever wanted you to know
I don't know you and I don't want to
Till the moment your eyes open and you know

That it's a lonely place that you have run to
Morning comes, and you don't want to know me anymore
And it's a lonely end that you will come to
Morning comes, and you don't want to know me anymore

For a moment your eyes open and you know
All the things I ever wanted you to know
I don't know you and I don't want to
Till the moment your eyes open and you know

For a moment your eyes open and you know
All the things I ever wanted you to know
I don't know you and I don't want you
Till the moment your eyes open and you know
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Underrrrrated by miles: Keane.
 handyrae wrote:
Every time I hear this I think it's a not quite right U2 song. Sort of like if all of the members of U2 left and they were replaced by U2 wannabes.
 
Their song "Is It Any Wonder?" is quite good and very reminiscent of U2.
Amazing band.  Saw them in Chicago a few years back.  Love every song they've ever recorded.  Great pic.  Play them more!!
 handyrae wrote:
Every time I hear this I think it's a not quite right U2 song. Sort of like if all of the members of U2 left and they were replaced by U2 wannabes.
 
Funny, I was thinking Bono finally lost his voice!
Love this first album of theirs and I've seen them live recently here in Bristol.  Good effort there, too.  Later albums got progressively worse, though, with a few quality numbers.
To all haters:
Well, it's a lonely road that you have chosen
Morning comes, and you don't want to know me anymore
And it's a long time since your heart was frozen
Morning comes, and you don't want to know me anymore
For a moment your eyes open and you know
All the things I ever wanted you to know
I don't know you and I don't want to 
Till the moment your eyes open and you know
(excerpt from lyrics) 
Yes, very pop...but my GOD his voice is something unreal!
Not such a bad band but this song is compltely empty from feeling and meaning
 WayUpNorth wrote:
Saw them on Later/Jools Holland — they were very good.  Maybe not flashy/edgy/innovative but solidly good musicianship, vocals.
 
It wouldn't been the first time I had thought more of people I saw on Jools' show than when I check out their catalogue.  Jools seems to have a way of getting amazing performances out of people on that show
Saw them on Later/Jools Holland — they were very good.  Maybe not flashy/edgy/innovative but solidly good musicianship, vocals.
Not up to RP standard. Sucko Barfo for me !
 shmuelman wrote:
Is it just me, or is this flat out bubble gum music?

 
Not that there's anything wrong with that...

But it doesn't rate "bubble gum" to me.  Liking it, it made me look up from my work. 

 shmuelman wrote:
Is it just me, or is this flat out bubble gum music?

 
Maybe, but where else would you hear it save for RP?

Hard to believe it's only piano, bass and drums in this song...excellent!
You are right Sjaac. I saw them a couple of years ago at Rock Werchter in Belgium and was blown away by their magnificent performance. while I didn't expect much of it. Ever since I love this band. The second album is also great!

 
Sjaaks wrote:


Completely agree, i was completely blown away by this album, listening in the car and screaming with it at the top of my lungs. Fantastic from the first song all the way through to the last. What came after was also a total dissappointment for my ears...

9
 

 Synth80s wrote:
I don't care if some people overlook Keane.  This, their first album, is a solid gem.  Their follow-up albums have gotten progressively worse, though...
 

Completely agree, i was completely blown away by this album, listening in the car and screaming with it at the top of my lungs. Fantastic from the first song all the way through to the last. What came after was also a total dissappointment for my ears...

9
I don't care if some people overlook Keane.  This, their first album, is a solid gem.  Their follow-up albums have gotten progressively worse, though...

I'm still enamored with their overt use of the Yamaha CP70, my favorite musical instrument of all time.  It was everywhere in the '80s and some bands still use it on almost every record (U2, for example), but it has come back in vogue partly because of Keane.  Almost all of the piano tracks on this album are CP70, also known as the Yamaha electric grand.  It has a beautiful bell-like quality that is unlike anything else.  I scored one in excellent condition many years back when they were being dumped by many musicians and studios.

Smoooooth.  I kinda like it.
Didn't know there were so many music snobs on here.  Every song I click on to see the comments everyone is saying how horrible it is...But, what did I expect? hahaha  just as long as there are no commercials I'm not going to start complaining about the songs! {#Bounce}
lemmoth wrote:
"You completely stole my post almost word for word except substitute girlfriend for wife."
    
radiojunkie wrote:
"That's just not right! You can't substitute your girlfriend for his wife."

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What happens at the Keane concert stays at the Keane concert.
 

Perhaps they should get one of Oasis's cast off drummers?  I rate the singer's voice, but don't have any of their stuff on the shelf. Bit too poppy for me. 6 anyway
lemmoth wrote:

You completely stole my post almost word for word except substitute girlfriend for wife.

That's just not right! You can't substitute your girlfriend for his wife.

{#Biggrin} Long time, no hear.  Refresssssshing
 RadioDoc wrote:

This would be an 8 but for the cheap fake drum track, which costs it a point.


 
I hear it, too, and am at a loss why they would do that — Richard Hughes is actually a very decent drummer.  I also agree with Hooey that Tim Rice-Oxley is an excellent keyboard player.


Jup, its light catchy pop, aimed straight for the girly segment.
Yet I find his voice so annoyingly good that i keep turning up the volume every time it plays.
Is it just me, or is this flat out bubble gum music?

This would be an 8 but for the cheap fake drum track, which costs it a point.
robco1 wrote:
The reason the percussion is understated is because it is done by a Macintosh, not a musician. Nice pop, pretty vocals, but totally left me cold in concert. My wife loved it. Admittedly, it could have been the crowd of squealing 14 year old girls that turned me off. No, it was the computerized percussion.
You completely stole my post almost word for word except substitute girlfriend for wife.
Ender43 wrote:
I like the swelling vocals with the understated percussion (a bit simple though)...and the piano fits well. Cool song.
The reason the percussion is understated is because it is done by a Macintosh, not a musician. Nice pop, pretty vocals, but totally left me cold in concert. My wife loved it. Admittedly, it could have been the crowd of squealing 14 year old girls that turned me off. No, it was the computerized percussion.
I'm not a huge fan of this group but I'm thoroughly impressed by their keyboard player. I saw them live on SNL and he carried the whole arrangement himself apart from the drums, including the bass. Very solid player.
Tux wrote:
Maybe it's that they are such an anti-climax after the beautiful sequence of Massive attack and Imogen Heap, but I had to drop this to a 1.
What does that drop you to?
:yes:
Wonderful song!!!
Dave_B wrote:
Please, god, no.
It must be a case of an artist not being appreciated in their homeland. I agree, they produce some happy pop music, but it's enjoyable all the same!
hippiechick wrote:
just love this song!
:yes:
Lalalala... weeeeeee!! This song makes me happy.
just love this song!
daddywoodland wrote:
Ah ha! A band that can finally challenge Travis for the coveted 'Worst Band in the World' award, although I'm stretching myself to even refer to this collection of limp wristed ass holes as a band.
Don't hold back. Tell us, please, how you really feel...it's important.
Please, god, no.
I really like the singer's voice, very interesting.... I prefere this first record to the latest, even because I expected something mature from them but maybe airplay needed a fist of pop song.... they will grow up I presume
Ah ha! A band that can finally challenge Travis for the coveted 'Worst Band in the World' award, although I'm stretching myself to even refer to this collection of limp wristed ass holes as a band.
Thanks for playing this. This album has really grown on me, mostly because of the lead singer's voice.
handyrae wrote:
Every time I hear this I think it's a not quite right U2 song. Sort of like if all of the members of U2 left and they were replaced by U2 wannabes.
I was thinking a happier and less interesting version of Radiohead, but at least it's not Massive Attack or Imogen Heap.
Maybe it's that they are such an anti-climax after the beautiful sequence of Massive attack and Imogen Heap, but I had to drop this to a 1.
:bananasplit: :bananasplit: :bananasplit: :bananasplit:
Saw these guys play in KC last year. Inspite of the shimmering white belt of lead Keane, they put on a fantastic performance. Looking forward to their next record.
The more I hear of this band, the more I like them. :bananapiano: This album is on my Must Get list. :music:
Mangoman wrote:
The song opens with that familiar piano line-- :dance: COOL! It's Ray Charles! Wait a minute-- It's only Keane :wall: A pox on those who rip samples from their betters! :frustrated: ... Okay, maybe "a pox" is overkill. How about just a bad case of psoriasis.
So THAT'S what it is! I knew it had me expecting an R&B track, and couldn't quite put my finger on it. Still like it, although the revelation about prerecorded bass at their live shows is somewhat disturbing...guess they don't do a lot of improvisational jamming... :whistle:
a damn good CD for driving, even though it's a bit on the "Pop" side for my usualy taste
I like the swelling vocals with the understated percussion (a bit simple though)...and the piano fits well. Cool song.
This song makes me want to run through fields of wildflowers in the Spring.
handyrae wrote:
Every time I hear this I think it's a not quite right U2 song. Sort of like if all of the members of U2 left and they were replaced by U2 wannabes.
Well said, I was kinda thinking the same thing myself. I do kinda of like it.
Every time I hear this I think it's a not quite right U2 song. Sort of like if all of the members of U2 left and they were replaced by U2 wannabes.
The song opens with that familiar piano line-- :dance: COOL! It's Ray Charles! Wait a minute-- It's only Keane :wall: A pox on those who rip samples from their betters! :frustrated: ... Okay, maybe "a pox" is overkill. How about just a bad case of psoriasis.
What a wonderful melody! That's very good pop music to my ears. :D
VERY good stuff!
BTW, this CD makes great travelling music.
Not bad. They say this band is supposed to be "Coldplay without a guitar" - perhaps. But it's still better than X&Y. What trash. My favorite band of this flavor from the UK is Doves.
Darlington wrote:
Actually, this CD is pretty solid from start to finish.
Indeed it is.
Roverfish wrote:
things...female? :? :-k Likeable tune from a solid album.
Good point. Bad choice of words on my part. I should have said that it reminds me of so many stories in my life, and every one of them about a woman.
winter wrote:
This song reminds me of so many things, and every one of them female. Very melancholy. I love it.
things...female? :? :-k Likeable tune from a solid album.
This song reminds me of so many things, and every one of them female. Very melancholy. I love it.
saw them in London at the Wireless festival-- their 1st huge headlining gig, and a week before they played the same space at Live 8. They were really really good-- I had gone to see Supergrass, but Keane had the energy, sounded great, and were thrilled to be there. They blew them away.
my first keane song that makes it to 4... 8O
Arthur_Two_Sheds_Jackson wrote:
These guys gained my respect after I saw them on SNL. Big sound for piano and drums. Not sure I could listen to a whole Keane CD straight through, though.
Actually, this CD is pretty solid from start to finish.
warderblu wrote:
Yes I saw them in NY they are totally awesome!!! They do not have an extra person playing Bass. The keyboard player records the Bass track ahead of time and they play that recording along with them playing live. One of ther roadies verified this with me...
Thanks..... yeah, I noticed this after seeing them at Coachella. Doesn't leave a lot of room for mistakes. They sounded amazing..... basically saved the day for me after Snow Patrol and the Kills.
Mark1970 wrote:
Has anyone seen them live? I'm seeing them at Coachella next weekend and wondered if they have an additional member who'll be playing bass. The piano/keyboard player does the bass tracks on the CD.
Yes I saw them in NY they are totally awesome!!! They do not have an extra person playing Bass. The keyboard player records the Bass track ahead of time and they play that recording along with them playing live. One of ther roadies verified this with me... Trivia - They used to have a guitarist but when he left they decided not to get another one.
dkarr wrote:
I was wondering how long it was going to take to morph from Coldplay to The Alan Parsons Project....I guess Keane is the missing link, eh?
very apt comparison.
Smooth move from Cake.
rgj13 wrote:
So the early 80s are, like, back, dude. Awesome.
I was wondering how long it was going to take to morph from Coldplay to The Alan Parsons Project....I guess Keane is the missing link, eh?
Has anyone seen them live? I'm seeing them at Coachella next weekend and wondered if they have an additional member who'll be playing bass. The piano/keyboard player does the bass tracks on the CD.
I liked it before, and I like it even more now. Hold on, that's at least the second time tonight I've said that about a song. I must be in some kind of f-ing good mood! Now would be a good time to ask me for money, I guess...
What strikes me about this band IS his voice. Sounds as good as any male vocalis I've heard. Sounds great to me, almost as good as the singers in Procol Harum or the Strawbs. Rich, Clear and Distinct.
So the early 80s are, like, back, dude. Awesome.
Tux wrote:
The piano is fine. It's the voice that annoys me. I don't like Keane.
Not keen on Keane, huh? Sorry.
These guys gained my respect after I saw them on SNL. Big sound for piano and drums. Not sure I could listen to a whole Keane CD straight through, though.
eh - ok in the right environment - - a club? does not move me.
Trustocity wrote:
Short-sighted much? I'm sure you adore hours of guitar rock at a time. Don't see a correlation, eh? EDIT: I just checked this guy's highest rated list, and it's filled with piano-laden tunes. Can anyone tell me what I'm missing? I LOVE the piano on this album.
The piano is fine. It's the voice that annoys me. I don't like Keane.
PJay wrote:
Pretty awful stuff, and that comes from someone who has bought the CD in a moment of musical disorientation. I thought I liked them, but that piano really really gets annoying after one and a half listen.
Short-sighted much? I'm sure you adore hours of guitar rock at a time. Don't see a correlation, eh? EDIT: I just checked this guy's highest rated list, and it's filled with piano-laden tunes. Can anyone tell me what I'm missing? I LOVE the piano on this album.
jayladdin wrote:
Yes, it's a really fantastic disc on a whole. Very catchy stuff. I highly recommend it!
Exactly.
PJay wrote:
Pretty awful stuff, and that comes from someone who has bought the CD in a moment of musical disorientation. I thought I liked them, but that piano really really gets annoying after one and a half listen.
Well, maybe if you try listening to it again? Sometimes, after you've listened to something two and a half times, you become musically redisoriented.
Pretty awful stuff, and that comes from someone who has bought the CD in a moment of musical disorientation. I thought I liked them, but that piano really really gets annoying after one and a half listen.
These guys are new? Very 80s-like. And sm-o-o-o-o-o-th sound. :music:
psycholynx wrote:
I really dig this song. How's the album guys? Good al the way through?
Yes, it's a really fantastic disc on a whole. Very catchy stuff. I highly recommend it!
I really dig this song. How's the album guys? Good all the way through?
What a great CD! I enjoy it more and more each time I listen to it.
Peach-y Keane!
Pleasant surprise! Love this album, and this is my favorite song on the album. RP to the rescue... once again! :notworthy:
Nice opening to the song. Perked me up after the dismal bore that overcame me from the song "My Mermaid" by tricky that came before it. The more I listen to this Keane song, the more I like it.