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Eels — Trouble With Dreams
Album: Blinking Lights and Other Revelations
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Released: 2005
Length: 4:28
Plays (last 30 days): 1
There's nothing that i wanna do
More than get alone and be with you
Trouble with dreams is they don't come true
And when they do they can't catch up to you

You don't need a thing from me
But i need something big from you
'cause you know i've got
An awful lot of big dreams

I'm walking down a lonely road
Clear to me now but i was never told
Trouble with dreams is you never know
When to hold on and when to let go

If you let me down it's alright
At least that leaves something for me
'cause you know i've got
An awful lot of big dreams

This is the life that i must lead now
Crossing fingers and wiping brow
Trouble with dreams is you can't pretend
Something with no beginning has an end

You don't need a thing from me
But i need something big from you
'cause you know i've got an awful lot of big dreams
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Had the absolute lucky opportuity to see Mr E et al in the Royal Albert Hall a few years ago.
Nobody does "downer rock" like Mr. E as he put it that night.
Yeah, man! How can one describe the feeling of jamming out large and loud to "Saturday Morning," from SHOOTENANNY, on David Letterman, while on vacation back in the USAm, summer 2003 only days after hearing it on RP while living and working in Japan? I was also blessed and fortunate enough to score tickets to see EELS play an absolutely knock-out show within the inimitable soundscape of Shibuya's Club Quattro shortly after my arrival back in Tokyo...and even better, I took my girlfriend at the time, a wild and crazy gal from Okinawa called "Show-ko," who told me, translated, that "that night was the 'peak of feeling,' she said, both "because of being with (me) after and while at that particular and amazing event" and 'seeing Mr. E get toward down so mightily downly as only he and his talented bass player and drummer can do,'" and, she said, "the show and the night we spent together after it made (her) feel that she had reached the feeling of 'the height and breadth of being.'" This I revere as one of the highest compliments I have ever received. I myself shall forever recall it as a night almost painfully full of joys, both mental and physical, for I was, even then, well aware of and acquainted with the quintessential nugget of Buddhist philosophy that postulates that emotional states are as ephemeral as cherry blossoms every spring.
I feel a great debt to RP, Mark Oliver Everett, and his band. I wish I could have hung onto my sweet, petite, and sassy little Shoko, too, but she moved back to Okinawa to be with family, and, well, maybe she felt premonitions of the Fukushima Disaster, which is what ultimately drove even me from that very special planet in the Galaxy that I loved to call Home, after twenty full and fruitful years of making it mine...
Thank goodness, RP and EELS seem to forever keep me plugged in and partying along like yesterday to such fine memories, co-ordinates, and connections. 
EELS ROCK IN A SPECIAL WAY...
And let us never forget that
radio paradise RULES!
——- 


alcolp96277 wrote:
This band makes me so happy every time I hear them. And I found them in very strange way. Watching Yesman. I liked one song, so I was waiting for captions at the end of the movie and I saw Eels. They never did the song I liked, but maaaan what a band I found.

This band makes me so happy every time I hear them. And I found them in very strange way. Watching Yesman. I liked one song, so I was waiting for captions at the end of the movie and I saw Eels. They never did the song I liked, but maaaan what a band I found.
 markybx wrote:
weirdly beautiful {#Hug}
 
This comment applies to many Eels songs.  : )
weirdly beautiful {#Hug}
I like the song 😀
Solid writing, sonic masterpiece.  Simplistic?  Many times less is more.  True genius sometimes results in in stark beauty e=mc2
Sound engineer gets my top honors on this album. 
I always gladly welcome, commiserate with, and celebrate all the fascinating, relevant, and REAL sentiments of the GENIUS Mister E.!
{#Crown} Rock on! What a stonking tune!{#Music}
shades of Friday Night Shock theatre in that organ moosik
Thats a perfect sounding P bass right there........ {#Guitarist} Eels rule

The ticking clock at the beginning of this song led me to think Russians by Sting was about to play
I first heard this album in September '05 when I was staying with a friend in Berlin and his girlfriend was playing it one day. Turns out she's a huge Eels fan.  Bought it when I got home and return to its stark beauty regularly.  Great record.
 Derecho wrote:

Yes, they both sound awesome.

 
Cool stuff.  So simplistic.  Puts on a good show too!

 MannAudioltd wrote:
is it me or do the eels and beck sound the same
 
Yes, they both sound awesome.

{#Bananajam}loving it!

 MannAudioltd wrote:
is it me or do the eels and beck sound the same
 
It's you.

is it me or do the eels and beck sound the same
I must have been in a bad mood last time RP played this.  5->7.
Nice 1
My favorite Eels song by far. Good stuff.
 malvey254 wrote:

Best song off a great album. 

Does anyone else think of The Munsters during the outro?


 

A bit! Listen to "Mexicali Baby" by the Flat Duo Jets. Fabulous!
The harpsichord throws this song off the charts!
Eel Pie Music
Every time I hear the Eels on RP, I check to see if it is something new from World Party... Similar voice to Karl.

this is fresh!


Wicked good segue from Alice Russell's High Up On The Hook.


Best song off a great album. 

Does anyone else think of The Munsters during the outro?


A neologism worth preserving—Glockenspiely
eels ..are...is? great.
i love the glockenspiely thing.
its nice.

{#Bananasplit}{#Bananajam}{#Guitarist}{#Bananajam}
Enough of this godawful racket already!!!  {#Frustrated}
personally, this hits the spot..........I'm trying to go to sleep and I'm thinking of someone I should'nt be.....ooohh
jpfueler wrote:
I don't mind eels
Except as meals.
And the way they feels.
(Ogden Nash)


i love you.

:yawn: :yawn:
MissAmy wrote:
Wow, the Eels have gotten kind of happy lately.
just for the record... i disagree completely :naughty:
E rocks! :bananajam:
awesome song. Way to *actually* DJ, instead of searching for words.
I had a dream the other night where I told some one (in my dream) that the scene we were in reminded me of one of my dreams. Now that is really cool. I also dream that when I have to go to the bathroom (in real life), I go around in my dreams looking for a bathroom. That's my subconscious telling me to get the fuck out of bed and go take a piss!
I don't mind eels Except as meals. And the way they feels. (Ogden Nash)
Can't help but see Spy Kids scenarios when I hear this. Arrrgh! :arghhh:
I think I love Mr. E. The video (available on YouTube) for "Hey Man, Now You're Really Living" stole my heart.
Mr. E gets better and better; I don't know if they have a collection of singles out yet but I bet its pretty damn good.
This guy has such a cool voice.
This song has a great beat to it!
Great song, Downloading the album right now!!! (iTunes of course - paying for it!)
Was that a theremin in there? Either that, or it's a good simulation of one. Nice stuff - ethereal and gravelly.
MissAmy wrote:
Wow, the Eels have gotten kind of happy lately.
Yeah, and it's better than kind of crappy!
Wow, the Eels have gotten kind of happy lately.