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Doves — Walk In Fire
Album: Some Cities
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Released: 2005
Length: 5:31
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It seems, it seems there's nothing
That you couldn't do
With a drink inside of you
Is there nothing
You'd not do
With a drink in you?

I've always known
That you felt the pain
And it had to start to show
It'd driven you insane
I could lie, but I can't
'Cause you know it's so

You tell me, you say
"I walk in fire, you walk in fire"
You're not free till you
Walk in fire, I walk with fire, I walk in fire

You've always been
A loose cannon, gone
And the way you were back then
You'd take on anyone
It takes years to accept it all
And to be yourself

You tell me, you say
"I walk in fire, you walk in fire"
You're not free till you
Walk in fire, I walk with fire, you walk in fire

On and on and day by day
We fool ourselves we ain't the same
Everyone who stayed away
Man I always felt your pain

On and on I tell myself
Fool ourselves we ain't the same
Everyone who stayed away
Man I always felt your pain

You tell me, you say
"You walk in fire, you walk in fire"
You're not free till you
You walk in fire, walk with fire, walk in fire
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 sirdroseph wrote:
You've heard one Doves song, you've heard them all, really.{#Sleep}
 
Yep. I'll join the "Doves don't do it for me" group.

You've heard one Doves song, you've heard them all, really.{#Sleep}
 Jamunca wrote:

some bands really do it for me and some really don't. doves do. {#Bananasplit}
 
...may I add that Doves do it for me as well, this song really gets my parts moving.
 wrangler wrote:

some bands really do it for me and some really don't.  doves don't.  {#Cowboy}


 
some bands really do it for me and some really don't. doves do. {#Bananasplit}

A bit of an endless drone to this song - doesn't hold my attention - maybe a 5 for me - and usually I like the Doves.


 a_genuine_find wrote:

 
{#Roflol}

Kingdom of Rust is good, but I really like their first two records better. Love this song!
Love the way this builds!  Solid 8!

some bands really do it for me and some really don't.  doves don't.  {#Cowboy}


 peter_james_bond wrote:

{#Yes}{#Clap}{#Dance}{#Good-vibes}{#Cool}{#Music}{#Roflol}{#Wink}
 

{#Motor}
 westslope wrote:
My turn.  {#Yes}
 
{#Yes}{#Clap}{#Dance}{#Good-vibes}{#Cool}{#Music}{#Roflol}{#Wink}
My turn.  {#Yes}

lawman
(Newcastle upon Tyne, UK)
Posted: Mar 12, 2009 - 04:57 < Reply >

jagdriver wrote:





{#Yes}

{#Yes}
Walk in fire over & over & over & over...
jagdriver wrote:




{#Yes}

 holborne wrote:
Love the Doves.
 


Love the Doves.
That "oo000OOO000ooo" sound reminds me of the id monster in the movie "Forbidden Planet".  I do like that id monster—it scared the hell outa me, in widescreen.  However, this song... Ouch.
Doves - Walk In File
Sam Phillips - Fighting With Fire
Sebadoh - on Fire
Pixies - Dig for Fire

That's a hot set {#Fire}
Awesome song!
I received an email from the band today. Looks like a new album is on the way!

Hello

Just wanted to start by letting you all know we've finally finished our new album & after a week of compiling the track order & other details I can confirm we're all made up with it, we reckon its our most diverse record yet. Looking forward to it being out there for people to listen to(will be released sometime in April)

We're also looking forward to being released from our doves bunker & to being fully integrated back into society & playing live again. Lots of gigs are being planned for 2009,just the u.k & the u.s at the moment, but we are hoping to go further a field too. Also, keep your eyes peeled for our new website over the next couple of weeks.
As always thanks for you're patience & support ,
We will be seeing you soon

Doves

great pairing
Doves - Walk In Fire
Jon Redfern - I Love The Sun
Not their best work, definitely representative of them (that's my nice way of saying it sounds like a lot of their other stuff), still a decent track. I'm off to their website to see what they're up to...
rdo wrote:
they DO all sound alike.
Except the ones that don't!
mandolin wrote:
...so every doves song sounds alike, but i happen to like this one song that they do so many different ways...
they DO all sound alike.
Stay safe, Bill! That's a big fire! :fire:
I don't see how this cool song only gets a 6.1, even if the rhythm section SO owes money to Adam Clayton and Larry Mullen Jr.
bokey wrote:
Pali Gap then :clank: to whatever this is
Hold tight...Bill will play some Judy Garland for you soon. This is the Doves, therefore, it is awesome.
mojoman wrote:
What's with the air raid sirens in the background?
really.
Pali Gap then :clank: to whatever this is
...so every doves song sounds alike, but i happen to like this one song that they do so many different ways...
I love this song! Actually, I'm song neutral on this one...just wanted a reaction!
I don't like this song...
Hey! This is Laura Palmer's tune! ;-)
Cedar Room is the best. This one is good too.
smackiepipe wrote:
I'd never heard of Doves until I found RP...
What? You don't hear them on Clear Channel?
I'd never heard of Doves until I found RP, and this was the first song by them I'd ever heard. So it holds a special place - I liked it then and I like it now. Bought the CD, got The Last Broadcast, too. I won't be spanking them anytime soon like a lot of folks around here are doing.
There Goes The Fear was a superb, possibly even transcendent song. This is a pale regurgitation of a formula that worked very well once, and now just sounds a bit stale. Doves are talented, they just need to branch out a bit and get some new sounds.
mojoman wrote:
What's with the air raid sirens in the background?
Yeah, this album is quite a comedown from their previous work.
Oh, My Lord,it's Doves!!
What's with the air raid sirens in the background?
SigmaBetaTooth wrote:
A perfect example of the affects of hearing mediocre music repetitively. I apologize.
ahem, that would be the effects, but I guess that just proves your point, and I agree: it's a boring song!
This is a great reincarnation/advancement of the classic 60's 70' jam/art rock formula. I bow. Dig-it uhhh. Dig-it.!!!!!!!!!!!
meloman wrote:
Perfect example of what's wrong with a lot of rock music today. Lethargic, boring, unimaginative, breaks no new ground whatsoever. A real dirge of a song. Mediocrity defined.
a perfect comment of who love only the noise of a guitar....
meloman wrote:
Perfect example of what's wrong with a lot of rock music today. Lethargic, boring, unimaginative, breaks no new ground whatsoever. A real dirge of a song. Mediocrity defined.
That sums it up quite nicely.
Nice transition from Dandy Warhols - Godless :music:
"What Matters Most Is How Well You Walk Through the Fire" ~ Charles Bukowski ~ I'm sure he'd agree though these guys didn't walk so "Well" throught the fire.
Kind of hoping this would end. And IT seems to go on forever. boring.
Perfect example of what's wrong with a lot of rock music today. Lethargic, boring, unimaginative, breaks no new ground whatsoever. A real dirge of a song. Mediocrity defined.
easy wrote:
Yeah... 8 Bananas for the Doves: :bananajam::bananajam::bananajam::bananajam::bananajam::bananajam::bananajam::bananajam:
:clap:
BenK wrote:
This DOESN'T sound like U2. It sounds like The Alarm, the first horrible U2 ripoff. Yuck!
On this tune: The Alarm meets "Northern Exposure".
Will it never end? :headache:
this also rocks
This gets an 8 for the opening lyrics, "seems there's nothing you can't do, with a drink inside of you." Honesty is number one in my book! :drunk:
Yeah... 8 Bananas for the Doves: :bananajam::bananajam::bananajam::bananajam::bananajam::bananajam::bananajam::bananajam:
Love the Doves!
winter wrote:
Good song from a good CD. Nothing spectacular (although I do love the theremins on "Snowden"), but all in all worth the money.
Oh, I LOVE Snowden. This one is a little lackluster. But I really do like the Doves a great deal. Doves and Decemberists are two of my favorite discoveries. Hey Bill! A Decemberists tune would go nicely next, wouldn't it? :ask:
Thoroughly mediocre. Would give it four-and-a-half if that were possible.
Good song from a good CD. Nothing spectacular (although I do love the theremins on "Snowden"), but all in all worth the money.
Sounds like all smoke and no fire to me.
Doves are great, when they're on form, but I'd have to agree that this is one of their more formulaic, unexceptional numbers. There are far better songs on this album.
One word comes to mind listening to this song--boring. :neutral:
What does a song like this have to offer that hasn't been done and overdone? Golly :yawn:
mach-hog wrote:
:dance: I love the guitar sound in this, the climax is most satisfying
It always is... :drool:
:dance: I love the guitar sound in this, the climax is most satisfying
I just saw this band in Carrboro, and I wasn't impressed. FYI, the opening band, Longwave, from NYC, was FAR superior. Doves Disappointed.
I love Doves, but this isn't their best song or best album. Don't crucify them til you hear their other music, like "The Last Broadcast" as the previous poster notes. That's a brilliant album. L
BenK wrote:
This DOESN'T sound like U2. It sounds like The Alarm, the first horrible U2 ripoff. Yuck!
I can see how people think they're just another rip off band, but I don't think so. They have very well written lyrics and although their sound is similar to that of U2's, it is very distinct. "The Last Broadcast" is also a very well produced album that just flows great, there are even a couple filler tracks on it (they are about a minute long each) that provide flow between some of the songs.
serendipity_blue wrote:
Let's start a petition to send you back to school so you can learn how to spell the word "petition".
A perfect example of the affects of hearing mediocre music repetitively. I apologize.
jlind wrote:
They have a U2ish feel to them, but theres something different about it (in a good way). All in all I would like to see them push their music further.
This DOESN'T sound like U2. It sounds like The Alarm, the first horrible U2 ripoff. Yuck!
SigmaBetaTooth wrote:
I feel like I'm hearing this song everyday. I'm willing to start a patition to have it removed from the RP playlist so that something else can be played.
Let's start a petition to send you back to school so you can learn how to spell the word "petition".
Nice, but predictable guitar. Boring lyrics and singing.
I feel like I'm hearing this song everyday. I'm willing to start a patition to have it removed from the RP playlist so that something else can be played.
nuggler wrote:
Is this lame or what...?!
or what. of course!
Is this lame or what...?!
They have a great sound that they created, this album really seems more of the same though, not much more innovation. They have a U2ish feel to them, but theres something different about it (in a good way). All in all I would like to see them push their music further.
brandog wrote:
... would be this good if they didn't suck so much.
backatcha, cowboy.
JoJopugs wrote:
realy starting to groove on this band!
Same here. I heard their song Almost Forgot Myself here on RP a couple of days ago, and I immidiately, uh, let's say "got" the album the night after that and I've been listening to it since that.
edited: This is worse than middle-of-the-road- U2 would be this good if they didn't suck so much.
Damn! Step away from my desk for 5 minutes and I miss Doves! Grr! :grumpy.gif: :grumpy.gif: :grumpy.gif:
timandjuliet wrote:
Guh.
Ulp.
realy starting to groove on this band!
Guh.
Kurt_from_La_Qui wrote:
it's telling you to... GET OUTTA THE WAY!
Sounds like that invisible monster thing on "Lost"
I've liked the other Doves songs I've heard, but not this one. :headshake: There are too many things going on in a bad way...the incessant drums, guitars, and then the poor vocals which might have been stunning otherwise. Snowden will be coming along sometime in the near future. :nodhead:
I believe this song promotes a dangerous pastime in which no radio paradise listener should be encouraged to take part. Please end the needless loss of lives and stop this masochistic propaganda.
Roverfish wrote:
'There Goes the Fear II'?
Bingo. The good news is, I'm beginning to be able to identify a Doves song I'm hearing for the first time. The bad news is, I'm beginning to be able to identrify a Doves song I'm hearing for the first time.
not feeling it at all. :(
Come on RP, of all the songs on Some Cities, this is one of the last I'd pick. Why play Walk In Fire when you have songs like Snowden, The Storm, One of these Days and Sky Starts Falling? This song in particular is one of the weakest on the album...
'There Goes the Fear II'? How's the rest o' the album? I sure liked the last one...it's a permanent addition to my MP3 player. And I don't get the comparisons to U2 at all, sorry. Likeable tune.
:beat:
Bocephus wrote:
sounds like they are tryiing to rip U2 off...
Well, U2 have kinda started just imitating themselves, so if another band can imitate them better, so be it. Even though you're wrong. There's some influence there, sure, but not ripping off.
coding_to_music wrote:
ooh, released today!
sounds like they are tryiing to rip U2 off...
Tux wrote:
Should not have been. Moaning noise. Such a small difference between "nice" and "noise" For me this fall in the latter
You smell funny.
coding_to_music wrote:
ooh, released today!
Should not have been. Moaning noise. Such a small difference between "nice" and "noise" For me this fall in the latter
I love this album. Not sure if this has been mentioned, but the early part of this song always reminds me of "Suspicious Minds."
999_99_999 wrote:
IMO, they took a very minimal approach to the guitar work, it sort of takes a backseat to the overall conception of the songs. The minimalist approach goes against my expectations based on what they have done previously.
I agree, though I still can't get away from thinking it's the drums that give them their signature. And I like how the production pretty consistently keeps them out front.
rgj13 wrote:
Ditto. Already tempted to say I like it more than Last Broadcast, which I think is an outstanding album.
I think the songs on this album are a lot more subtle than The Last Broadcast, which I would attribute to the songsmithy functioning at a higher bar. The band should be getting better at their style, so they should produce a better album. I loved The Last Broadcast and Lost Souls - they are amongst my favorite albums of all time. This album reminds me more and more of Lost Souls. IMO, they took a very minimal approach to the guitar work, it sort of takes a backseat to the overall conception of the songs. The minimalist approach goes against my expectations based on what they have done previously. I love it when a band tries to throw off their fanbase a little.
999_99_999 wrote:
I took me a few times through to absorb, but the more I listen to this album the more I hear.
Ditto. Already tempted to say I like it more than Last Broadcast, which I think is an outstanding album.
Ngoziman wrote:
One of the better tracks on the album, I think, though nothing hits me as outstanding yet. I'll give the CD a few more runs through on the drive to work, just in case there's something in there. Maybe Snowden?...
I took me a few times through to absorb, but the more I listen to this album the more I hear. This song is definately one of my favorites, and I dig "Snowden," as well. I would add that "Almost Forgot Myself" is really great tune.
Kurt_from_La_Qui wrote:
it's telling you to... GET OUTTA THE WAY!
I though it was more of a wounded Yak. Really. "get outta the way! Wounded Yak!"
moomatz wrote:
What's with that wounded yak siren going off in the background?
it's telling you to... GET OUTTA THE WAY!
One of the better tracks on the album, I think, though nothing hits me as outstanding yet. I'll give the CD a few more runs through on the drive to work, just in case there's something in there. Maybe Snowden?...
rgj13 wrote:
:cool: :jump: :cool: CD just arrived in my mailbox today. :music:
I got it yesterday. Very nice.
:cool: :jump: :cool: CD just arrived in my mailbox today. :music:
The song's style is VERY similar to their older stuff. But I still like it. Everything except for the siren-like noise in the middle which irritates the hell outta me!
Didn't know they had a new cd out. Kuhl.
ooh, released today!