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Thievery Corporation — Lebanese Blonde (w/ Pam Bricker)
Album: Garden State Soundtrack
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7.7

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Released: 2004
Length: 4:41
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Too low to find my way
Too high to wonder why
I've touched this place before
Somewhere in another time
Now I can hear the sun
The clouds drifting through the blinds
A half a million thoughts
Are flowing through my mind

A satellite recalled your voice
Sent me round the world again
All the night you've dreamt away
Sent me round my heart again
One touch upon my lips
And all my thoughts are clear
I feel your smoky mist
Up to the stratosphere

Too low to find my way
Too high to wonder why
I've touched this place before
Somewhere in another time
Now I can hear the sun
The clouds drifting through the blinds
A half a million thoughts
Are flowing through my mind

Too low to find my way
Too high to wonder why
I've touched this place before
Somewhere in another time
Now I can hear the sun
The clouds drifting through the blinds
A half a million thoughts
Are flowing through my mind




( French Version )

Trop déprimée pour m'en tirer
Trop bien pour rien piger
J'ai deja connu cet état
Ailleurs plein d'autrefois
J'entends le soleil
Les nuages par les volets
Un million de pensées
Envahi mon esprit

Un satellite rappelait ta voix
orbite dans le monde pour toi
Tu as revé toute la nuit
En envie de mon coeur
Je t'effleures des levres et puis
Ca me donne les idées claires
Je sens ton suc se dissiper
Jusqu'a la stratosphere

Trop déprimée pour m'en tirer
Trop bien pour rien piger
J'ai deja connu cet état
Ailleurs plein d'autrefois
J'entends le soleil
Les nuages par les volets
Un million de pensées
Envahi mon esprit
Comments (136)add comment
Just curious why the track info is showing the Garden State Soundtrack rather than the Thievery Corporation album? Are they different versions?
Have I really not ever commented on this song? It's my FAVE from the Garden State soundtrack! Languid, exotic, irresistible...
Nice grove to it.  Cool percussion and smooth voice.  
 tkosh wrote:
First time I've heard it, and I listen to RP when I can.  So sorry to read that the lead singer on this song (Pam Bricker) died so young.  Great song.
 
Always sad to read of a suicide.
 tjohei wrote:
zzzzzz zzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzz
 
'Zackly!  Ain't it great, brother?  We be chillin ....  


"Too low to find my way
Too high to wonder why
I've touched this place before
Somewhere in another time
Now I can hear the sun
The clouds drifting through the blinds
A half a million thoughts
Are flowing through my mind"
zzzzzz zzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzzzzz zzzzzzz
When I wanted to sell a sub-woofer I used this song to demo it when a potential buyer came to have a listen.  It was a quick sale.
some songs you just keep on a more regular rotation. definitely one of them. 
Fabulous. Love them. Do you play the French version lyrics as well? I am sure we'd love the feel of that just as much!
 zoebikini wrote:
This song is SO over played! It's done, kaput, no mass...stop playing this song! There is too much music in the world for this song to be played over and over and over and over.....and over!
I love you RP, but please!

 
First time I've heard it, and I listen to RP when I can.  So sorry to read that the lead singer on this song (Pam Bricker) died so young.  Great song.
 ekin wrote:


 

Aha, you really dig this one, cool, me too


Everytime nice!
 
OHMish wrote:

{#Cowboy}

 
{#Daisy}
There's no difference in the two versions currently(*) on the RP playlists, but there are several album versions. These are the ones I know of 

1. LB (French version) from Lebanese Blonde EP 
2. LB (original version)* from Lebanese Blonde EP (also the original single)
3. LB (instrumental version) from Lebanese Blonde EP
4. LB from The Mirror Conspiracy (same as 2)
5. LB from It Takes A Thief (compilation album) (same as 2)

The one on the Garden State movie soundtrack* is also No. 2.


There are two Lebanese blondes in the RP-playlist. Is there a difference?
so good..
 Azrica wrote:
{#Crown}

 
{#Cowboy}
{#Crown}
Porch swinging music!
 TerryS wrote:

Horrid? I'll give you horrid:There was a young man from Dundee
Who played with an ape in a tree.
The results were quite horrid:
All ass and no forehead,
Three balls and a purple goatee.

 
{#Roflol}F*ck me, Terry, that is awful! But I like it ;-)

This song has made me realise I’ve become a sucker for a sitar. I’m inclined to like almost anything that includes one?!?



Lebanese blonde.......wish I had some. Easy on the throat.
 hanssachs wrote:

Not really ... why would you say so (other than it being a semi-clever throwaway line)?

 

Ofcourse it is. Just about every corporation is part of an algorithm constructed to steal the fruit made (entirely and and solely) by the workers in a society. Well, the stolen profit is for the risk involved in investing in the corp, you might say. But when looking at the larger perspective, then you are wrong again. If looking at diverse investment portfolios over an extended timeline, there are no risk, only profit. Ask Buffet. Ergo: payment for no work = theft.
The whole soundtrack is good.
 hanssachs wrote:

Not really ... why would you say so (other than it being a semi-clever throwaway line)?

 
Because it's easy to pigeon-hole things you don't really have a grasp of.
While I always enjoyed this group, this song is really a excellent example of their skills and ability. 
Sunday lounging at it's best! 
gazing up through the clouds from my hammock with this playing in my headphones.. {#Music}

{#Yell}  7 >>>>>>>>>>>>>>> 8  {#Dancingbanana_2}
Nice follow up to Sade's No Ordinary Love! I hadn't noticed how Sade this song's percussions and vocals are--always noticing the sitar or twangy instrument I can't identify. Also... too high to wonder why.
 AndyJ wrote:
When these guys are good -They are very, very good.
When they are bad they are horrid.... Know nothing about curls on forehead.
I wish I could find some consistently good CD instead of making my own from here and there...
Oh well... Enjoy the good and ignore the bad   Solid -8- and I never saw the movie. But I do but a lot of soundtracks looking for hidden nuggets...

 
Horrid? I'll give you horrid:

There was a young man from Dundee
Who played with an ape in a tree.
The results were quite horrid:
All ass and no forehead,
Three balls and a purple goatee.
The Corporation of Woolwich tries to do a good job.
 ThePoose wrote:
Isn't EVERY CORPORATION a thievery corporation?

 
Not really ... why would you say so (other than it being a semi-clever throwaway line)?
 WonderLizard wrote:
Don't know where they nicked the sitar piece from—doesn't matter. How long do you think it would have taken the sitar to penetrate Western music—much less rock, without George Harrison? Those pesky Beatles again.

 
There were other rock acts using the sitar and "Indian-inspired" raga sounds before The Beatles (The Yardbirds and Kinks, respectively).  Harrison probably did more than any other musician to help it along, but The Beatles were not the only British musicians interested in Indian music and culture.
Isn't EVERY CORPORATION a thievery corporation?
 mostling wrote:
Nice transition from Chemical Brother to Thievery Corporation. Now follow up with some Massive Attack to round it out.

 
well done again
''You've got to pick up every stich..this is the season of the witch...''
Sounds excellent after Sade!
7 for the song and of course 10 for the Movie! I like it, one of my favourite Movies!
7 > 8
 WonderLizard wrote:
Don't know where they nicked the sitar piece from—doesn't matter. How long do you think it would have taken the sitar to penetrate Western music—much less rock, without George Harrison? Those pesky Beatles again.

When I saw them at Atlanta's Fabulous Fox two years ago, they had a sitar player on stage; no nickage involved.  Along with a half-dozen guests singers rom the ATL's rap/hiphop community.  Twas a rocking time!
One of life's strange coincidences I suppose, but a Thievery Corporation song features very prominently in the recent film by Steven Soderbergh Side Effects, which deals with the subject of my comment below almost as if he had read it here.


Saw them in concert last Friday and tend to agree. When they're good they're very good but some of their music also leaves a lot to desire.


 
AndyJ wrote:
When these guys are good -They are very, very good.
When they are bad they are horrid.... Know nothing about curls on forehead.
I wish I could find some consistently good CD instead of making my own from here and there...
Oh well... Enjoy the good and ignore the bad   Solid -8- and I never saw the movie. But I do but a lot of soundtracks looking for hidden nuggets...
 


{#Cowboy}{#Cowboy}
Nice transition from Chemical Brother to Thievery Corporation. Now follow up with some Massive Attack to round it out.
When these guys are good -They are very, very good.
When they are bad they are horrid.... Know nothing about curls on forehead.
I wish I could find some consistently good CD instead of making my own from here and there...
Oh well... Enjoy the good and ignore the bad   Solid -8- and I never saw the movie. But I do but a lot of soundtracks looking for hidden nuggets...
 newwavegurly wrote:
This song always has me picturing that spin the bottle/rolling on x scene from "Garden State."
The intro to this song is just so... lush.
 
Actually, this was during the hotel visit to see Diego (Method Man)....spin the bottle was "In the Waiting Line" by Zero 7....
 fredriley wrote:

I preferred Red Leb back in the 80s, which came from the Lebanon (and helped finance armed factions in that country, which rather embarrassed us right-on types) - smooth taste and easy to crumble and you didn't need much in your spliff to get a nice pleasant high {#Cowboy}
 

Blond or Red Leb........Yummy!
Don't know where they nicked the sitar piece from—doesn't matter. How long do you think it would have taken the sitar to penetrate Western music—much less rock, without George Harrison? Those pesky Beatles again.
 brucej76 wrote:

I agree, the soundtrack is one of my fav cds...introduced me to the Shins, and other cool bands.
 
Ditto here.  great song, great album.
This song is SO over played! It's done, kaput, no mass...stop playing this song! There is too much music in the world for this song to be played over and over and over and over.....and over!
I love you RP, but please!
 Cynaera wrote:
My "9" isn't just for this song, but for the whole "Garden State" soundtrack. What a FUN set of music! I have it in my car CD player now, and every song makes me crank the (malfunctioning) volume a little more.
 
I agree, the soundtrack is one of my fav cds...introduced me to the Shins, and other cool bands.
 philbertr wrote:


Depression for some people is situational and a relatively short-lived single event. For a very large number of people, however, it is a chronic, life-long condition—a neurochemical imbalance disorder—that has to be managed, much like diabetes. Modern antidepressants can do wonders for most people, but not all. And even for those who are helped by these drugs, there a days of darkenss and dispair, and even days when the thought of death to end the pain is intensly alluring. And depression tends to worsen with age, the medications become less effective. For me its not scary so much as it is relentless, grinding, a battle that I know someday I will loose. For each of us, with different backgrounds, different biochemistries, different experiences, that day comes soon or late, but it comes.

Meanwhile, life is for the living. I do the best I can, lots of days are good and some days I find exquisite joy. C'est la vie et c'est bon.

OBTW, the Wall Drug Store is in Wall, South Dakota. But you probably know that already.
 
Hang in there. {#Wave} I really hope you are feeling better.  I read a good book recently, Anatomy of an Epidemic, by Robert Whitaker.   It seems these drugs work for only a few lucky people, and over the long term they tend to be more harmful than helpful.  I am not depressed, though, not now anyway, so who am I to say.   I was depressed a long time ago, having the same feelings as you,  and I was helped by an SSRI, but I was only taking it for 3 months.  I think you have to take caution and not trust the MDs too much in this field.

One of Thievery Corporations better songs I'm my opinion. Has a mysterious sound and I think the sitar works well with it!
 ScottN wrote:
Song is quite nice.  And what a wonderful name for a band!
 
They were going to be called Halliburton but it was taken....

 sharkey wrote:
 lebanese blondeHigh quality hashish. The best comes from Turkey. First exported in early 1970s. So, you got some of that lebanese blonde? by Z-dawg Oct 20, 2004 share this 1 comment

 
I preferred Red Leb back in the 80s, which came from the Lebanon (and helped finance armed factions in that country, which rather embarrassed us right-on types) - smooth taste and easy to crumble and you didn't need much in your spliff to get a nice pleasant high {#Cowboy}
Song is quite nice.  And what a wonderful name for a band!
{#Clap}
...radio paradise plays this song very often...

Love this song - oh yeah...and that was a great film...hmmm


The most amazing band I saw this past weekend at the Dave Matthews Caravan........and just for seeing this live and the SEVEN lead singers they brought on stage, it qualifies as an automatic ten.

The special sitar one of the band members played on stage for it was stellar as well! 
This song always has me picturing that spin the bottle/rolling on x scene from "Garden State."
The intro to this song is just so... lush.
This track far better than the Shins that got all the ink/juice from this soundtrack.
My "9" isn't just for this song, but for the whole "Garden State" soundtrack. What a FUN set of music! I have it in my car CD player now, and every song makes me crank the (malfunctioning) volume a little more.
 steve_san_carlos wrote:
Holy crap. I heard this song walking through a Macy's in, of all places, Boca Raton Florida today. Holy crap.
 
...the Macy's in Town Center?
This is one of the few Thievery Corps songs I actually like, wish more of their stuff was less ghetto like this song.
 Mugro wrote:
Nice seque from Chemical Brothers — One Too Many Mornings !!
 

And Elvis Costello - Watching the Detectives!

Nice bass workout through the 3 songs.

I've always liked this song.  Heard the Mirror Conspiracy album somewhere, been a TC fan ever since.

Putting music like this into the mix is great.  I'm sure being so broad has challenges, but you make it work.  Extremely well, actually.

{#Dance}


Thank you much for playing this!  {#Roflol}
I am totally in love with anything Thievery.....
Not Thievery's best, at least IMHO.
The new album is amazing, saw them in Boston last month, 3+hr set, two encores, 8 vocalists, the place was rockin! 

 lebanese blondeHigh quality hashish. The best comes from Turkey. First exported in early 1970s. So, you got some of that lebanese blonde? by Z-dawg Oct 20, 2004 share this 1 comment

 philbertr wrote:


Depression for some people is situational and a relatively short-lived single event. For a very large number of people, however, it is a chronic, life-long condition—a neurochemical imbalance disorder—that has to be managed, much like diabetes. Modern antidepressants can do wonders for most people, but not all. And even for those who are helped by these drugs, there a days of darkenss and dispair, and even days when the thought of death to end the pain is intensly alluring. And depression tends to worsen with age, the medications become less effective. For me its not scary so much as it is relentless, grinding, a battle that I know someday I will loose. For each of us, with different backgrounds, different biochemistries, different experiences, that day comes soon or late, but it comes.

Meanwhile, life is for the living. I do the best I can, lots of days are good and some days I find exquisite joy. C'est la vie et c'est bon.

OBTW, the Wall Drug Store is in Wall, South Dakota. But you probably know that already.
 

Well said! Thank you.
 steve_san_carlos wrote:
Holy crap. I heard this song walking through a Macy's in, of all places, Boca Raton Florida today. Holy crap.
 
They had RP on, of course.

 Egrey wrote:
I believe this song is on the regular "background" music playlist of hotels on at least 4 continents.
 
yep. Heard it in a hotel in zagreb (croatia) a few months ago (or was it "Liberation Front" ?). A great song, anyway. And this global playlist also seems to feature kraftwerk; heard a kraftwerk song in the hotel lobby a few days later.


Very good soundtrack.  Good song, but not the best. 
This makes me think of School of Fish - Three Strange
An average song off what is overall a very good soundtrack, IMO.


Holy crap. I heard this song walking through a Macy's in, of all places, Boca Raton Florida today. Holy crap.
Nice music, very cool, i love it, give shine under this wet weather we got in france. cheers
jenakle wrote:
my 8 year old loves and requests this by calling it 'that riki tiki tavi song'
Inamorato wrote:
He must be a very cool kid. This is a great song, especially with Pam Bricker.
sometimes he is :) his current fixation is the 'heartbeat song' (Massive Attack's Teardrop)
Nice repetitive muzak to mindlessly scan slides by. Thanks.
jenakle wrote:
my 8 year old loves and requests this by calling it 'that riki tiki tavi song' yes dear, they both use the sitar! he has pretty awesome taste ;)
He must be a very cool kid. This is a great song, especially with Pam Bricker.
thewiseking wrote:
i'm not so sure about that. this is pretty bland muzak
Huh? :eh:
jenakle wrote:
my 8 year old loves and requests this by calling it 'that riki tiki tavi song' yes dear, they both use the sitar! he has pretty awesome taste ;)
i'm not so sure about that. this is pretty bland muzak
More interesting than the substance........
BRILLIANT
my 8 year old loves and requests this by calling it 'that riki tiki tavi song' yes dear, they both use the sitar! he has pretty awesome taste ;)
drealester wrote:
I never tire of this song.
Ditto!
I never tire of this song.
Nice seque from Chemical Brothers -- One Too Many Mornings !!
Wizzuvv_oz wrote:
Sorry. I consider myself one sensative MF, but that movie was so sappy it turned me off scrubs.
Scrubs had a good first season, a decent second one, then completely Jumped the Shark. Garden State, while sappy, was a joy and the music went so well with it. One of my favorite soundtracks.
Egrey wrote:
I believe this song is on the regular "background" music playlist of hotels on at least 4 continents. I seem to hear it everywhere.
And that's not all you get! A FREE copy of 'The Mirror Conspiracy' is included with your hotel or restaurant license! It used to be Moby... or the Gypsy Kings...
philbertr wrote:
Depression for some people is situational and a relatively short-lived single event. For a very large number of people, however, it is a chronic, life-long condition--a neurochemical imbalance disorder--that has to be managed, much like diabetes. Modern antidepressants can do wonders for most people, but not all. And even for those who are helped by these drugs, there a days of darkenss and dispair, and even days when the thought of death to end the pain is intensly alluring. And depression tends to worsen with age, the medications become less effective. For me its not scary so much as it is relentless, grinding, a battle that I know someday I will loose. For each of us, with different backgrounds, different biochemistries, different experiences, that day comes soon or late, but it comes. Meanwhile, life is for the living. I do the best I can, lots of days are good and some days I find exquisite joy. C'est la vie et c'est bon. OBTW, the Wall Drug Store is in Wall, South Dakota. But you probably know that already.
thank you for expressing my same thoughts...most do not understand the true reality of depression...and yes, i thrive on tc's music
beelzebubba wrote:
What a sad waste. I can't say that this kind of music is my favorite, but I enjoy it's uniqueness and her understated vocals. What a shame that some people can't defeat the demons of depression. Scary prospect if you've ever been there, I suppose.
Depression for some people is situational and a relatively short-lived single event. For a very large number of people, however, it is a chronic, life-long condition--a neurochemical imbalance disorder--that has to be managed, much like diabetes. Modern antidepressants can do wonders for most people, but not all. And even for those who are helped by these drugs, there a days of darkenss and dispair, and even days when the thought of death to end the pain is intensly alluring. And depression tends to worsen with age, the medications become less effective. For me its not scary so much as it is relentless, grinding, a battle that I know someday I will loose. For each of us, with different backgrounds, different biochemistries, different experiences, that day comes soon or late, but it comes. Meanwhile, life is for the living. I do the best I can, lots of days are good and some days I find exquisite joy. C'est la vie et c'est bon. OBTW, the Wall Drug Store is in Wall, South Dakota. But you probably know that already.
prickelpit96 wrote:
dadab..dab..daaaa.... :daisy: :clap:
Yes. It's an excellent song to practice your trumpet imitation to (in the style of André-Philippe Gagnon).
zaknafein wrote:
The Mirror Conspiracy (where this is from originally) is one hell of a great album.
:yes:
An oldie but a goodie! zaknafein wrote:
The Mirror Conspiracy (where this is from originally) is one hell of a great album.
dadab..dab..daaaa.... :daisy: :clap:
ulibcn wrote:
such a great movie!
Sorry. I consider myself one sensative MF, but that movie was so sappy it turned me off scrubs.
The Mirror Conspiracy (where this is from originally) is one hell of a great album.
Ah yes....I remember the first time I heard this song. Amsterdam on a summers afternoon.......I may even have been smoking some Lebanese at the time :naughty: Now if only this bands middle name began with 'H', their abbreviation would be so much more apt :bananasplit:
such a great movie!
Supergoovybaby! Getcherflowon!
Must be the season of the witch...
Chemical Brothers followed by Thievery Corp - perfect combo for late night workfest!! This is better for my energy level than the three shots of espresso I just downed!! Thank you!!
They play this in the film I think when Andrew goes to a party and takes Ecstasy. While he's in a drugged high, friends take Sharpie markers and write things all over his body. He doesnt realize that until he's awake the next day sitting at the breakfast table with a friend's mom and her much younger love interest: Tim,to Mark's mom, Carol: I had a lovely evening. Tim to Andrew:By the way, it says BALLS on your face.
So many songs of this genre have simply horrific female vocalists. Thankfully this is not the case with this song. Overall very groovy.
Are these the Nazis Dude was talking about, Walter? No, Donny, these are not Nazis. They're Nihilists, nothing to be afraid of -- now stand back, Donny, please... Love the music, man, love RP, come on! Levity is the soul of it!
meower215 wrote:
thank you i needed this
... like Solstice :sunny: gotta have it ...
thank you i needed this
TobiMc3 wrote:
Zionist pit bulls? Give me a break....
Agreed! Comparing Zionists to pitbulls is offensive ... to pitbulls. While Zionism cannot be solely blamed for the misfortunes of Lebanon, it definitely and substantially contributed to the sufferings endured by the inhabitants of that region. Two decades of occupation in direct violation of international law, the Sabra and Shatila massacres along with the latest carnage this summer are all examples of the merciless expansionism of the Zionist doctrine! Now, back to the music please!
Zionist pit bulls? Give me a break....
gntlemanartist wrote:
Makes me want to go back to Beirut.
Methinks America & their Zionist pit bulls have personally seen to it that your visit will nevermore be a pleasant one....
I have this soundtrack - some really, really good stuff on it! This song is very La Femme Nikita-ish... edgy and rhythmic and eclectic. Gotta go watch me a few episodes of "La Femme Nikita" now... Arooooooo!
:dancingbanana: :bananasplit: :dancingbanana_2: :bananajam: :bananajam: :bananasplit: :dancingbanana: :daisy: :daisy: :dancingbanana_2: :dancingbanana_2: :sunny: :tongue: :cheesygrin: :clap: :clap: :dance: :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana_2: :dancingbanana_2: :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana_2: :dancingbanana_2: :bananasplit: :cowboy:
I believe this song is on the regular "background" music playlist of hotels on at least 4 continents. I seem to hear it everywhere.