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Supergrass — Sad Girl
Album: Road To Rouen
Avg rating:
6.6

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Total ratings: 1689









Released: 2005
Length: 3:27
Plays (last 30 days): 2
Honey found time costs
You never learnt to economise
You look around and before you know
It's gone, turned to dust

There she goes
Plays the part of sorrow
In the garden running free
Steady nerves, taking all the hard knocks
You've only got yourself
Falling out of love
Making other plans

Lady knows how to go
Making eyes in a photograph
But we all know you're a lonely girl
All sad and lost

There she goes
Walking out the front door
You've only got yourself in deep
Daily life driven to a cold heart
The only god you know is greed

People in my head it goes
Break up the band
Man overboard
See Hollywood
Run out of cash
Get out of bed
Call off the dogs
Take out the trash
Stare at the sun
Man on the tracks
Cat out the bag
Sit on the fence
You got blood on your hands
Run out of luck
Lay down your arms
Curled on your bed
And then do it all again

Are times so lost
You wear the look of a modern girl
You wander round like a loaded gun
Armed for the cause

There she goes
Walking out the front door
You've only got yourself in deep
Lord knows I closed your eyes for so long
You're in the garden running free
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Hmm ... I'm always extra happy when this band plays on RP ... I must like them a lot ... they must be a great band (light bulb finally comes on over my head).
 lizardking wrote:
 Proclivities wrote:

It's a good song, they have many good tunes.  My prior post was deliberately sarcastic, as indicated by the somewhat unknown sarcasm symbol: ";s".
TerryS wrote:

Semi colon s = sarcasm? 

How about colon s then? 

Indicating sarcasm in writing has been an issue for hundreds of years, and solutions have been proposed since at least the 1500s.  I did some research on this issue when I took Linguistics at the Univ. of Wash in the late 90s; of course at that time I wasn't able to just "Google" it and get an answer.  And I think the problem of unmarked, and therefore unnoticed, irony/sarcasm has gotten worse with electronic writing having replaced handwriting as much as it has, and it also seems like people are more prone to sarcastic remarks in the 21st century than before (...and that is based completely on my own decision to say it...) and there really should be an acceptable standard to denoting sarcasm in writing.

Check out this fascinating article (https://the-toast.net/2015/06/22/a-linguist-explains-how-we-write-sarcasm-on-the-internet/) -  It is much more in depth than the research I completed 20 years ago.  She talks about the earliest attempts at creating a percontation point to the latter attempts at the irony mark - and the current "smiley-type" trend of using ;S, we the people using language have come up with a lot of ways to indicate our attempts at writing or speaking disingenuously. 

PS - I rated this track as a bit better than average at a 7.  LLRP!!


 

There are 13 suggestions on Acronymfinder.com for "LLRP" -- but "Long-Live Radio Paradise" is not one of them, so I'm going with "Low-Level Recognition Processor".
 slaven41 wrote:
Lots of comparisons to the Beatles in this discussion. Am I the only one who hears Tears for Fears in this song?

Great album, by the way.  
 
I'd say yes, but you've got more than six thumbs up so I might be wrong.
 Freund wrote:
I am the walrus?
 
Definitely , I hear Beatles and pepper it with new wave and this is it
 slaven41 wrote:
Lots of comparisons to the Beatles in this discussion. Am I the only one who hears Tears for Fears in this song?

Great album, by the way.  
 

I hear Supergrass:-) Yes it is good!
I am the walrus?
 slaven41 wrote:
Lots of comparisons to the Beatles in this discussion. Am I the only one who hears Tears for Fears in this song?

Great album, by the way.  
 
No
 slaven41 wrote:
Lots of comparisons to the Beatles in this discussion. Am I the only one who hears Tears for Fears in this song?

Great album, by the way.  
 
I hear "Sowing the Seeds of Love" by TfF.  And I'm enjoying this song, too!  
Reminds me of Jellyfish, who also remind me of the Beatles, et al
 DD rabbi_phil wrote:
it's fun to try to pick out an artists musical influences as you listen to their work....many have developed their own unique sound while others sound much like those who've influenced them        .except for say  the smashing pumpkins...who just sound like a spoon caught in the garbage disposal

 
I'm glad someone finally said it.
Anybody else hear shades of Lonely Hearts Club Band?
 slaven41 wrote:
Lots of comparisons to the Beatles in this discussion. Am I the only one who hears Tears for Fears in this song?

Great album, by the way.  
 

yes, Tears for Fears all the way
 beelzebubba wrote:
Oh for f**k sake, you people whining about how this is a Beatles rip-off....

Do you honestly think that the Beatles were gods who just poofed every single one of their melodic structures into existence from pure void? Try googling "skiffle" or "Lonnie Donegan". Or even Elvis, for chrissakes....

Supergrass is an extremely under-rated band that didn't get half as much as attention as they should have. I was sad when they broke up. 
 
x2. badfinger, tom petty, jeff lynne . . . 
 Dazzerb wrote:
sounds like the Beatles.

 
Someone say "Goo goo g'joob" already!
 kretinburger wrote:
Good song .But sounds like Split Enz ripoff to me.

 
Sounds like World Party to my ears!
Good song .But sounds like Split Enz ripoff to me.
sounds like the Beatles.
 simison wrote:
I somehow hear a bit of Aimee Mann in this song.

 
yes. before he started singing, i thought it was her.
 Proclivities wrote:

It's a good song, they have many good tunes.  My prior post was deliberately sarcastic, as indicated by the somewhat unknown sarcasm symbol: ";s".
TerryS wrote:

Semi colon s = sarcasm? 

How about colon s then? 

Indicating sarcasm in writing has been an issue for hundreds of years, and solutions have been proposed since at least the 1500s.  I did some research on this issue when I took Linguistics at the Univ. of Wash in the late 90s; of course at that time I wasn't able to just "Google" it and get an answer.  And I think the problem of unmarked, and therefore unnoticed, irony/sarcasm has gotten worse with electronic writing having replaced handwriting as much as it has, and it also seems like people are more prone to sarcastic remarks in the 21st century than before (...and that is based completely on my own decision to say it...) and there really should be an acceptable standard to denoting sarcasm in writing.

Check out this fascinating article (https://the-toast.net/2015/06/22/a-linguist-explains-how-we-write-sarcasm-on-the-internet/) -  It is much more in depth than the research I completed 20 years ago.  She talks about the earliest attempts at creating a percontation point to the latter attempts at the irony mark - and the current "smiley-type" trend of using ;S, we the people using language have come up with a lot of ways to indicate our attempts at writing or speaking disingenuously. 

PS - I rated this track as a bit better than average at a 7.  LLRP!!


Oh for f**k sake, you people whining about how this is a Beatles rip-off....

Do you honestly think that the Beatles were gods who just poofed every single one of their melodic structures into existence from pure void? Try googling "skiffle" or "Lonnie Donegan". Or even Elvis, for chrissakes....

Supergrass is an extremely under-rated band that didn't get half as much as attention as they should have. I was sad when they broke up. 
I've liked them since back in the early '90s... Always thought their catchy harmonies were kinda between SuperTramp and The Beatles
Goo Goo Ga Joob.............who was the Egg Man?
Sounds like Turin Brakes
 TerryS wrote:

Semi colon s = sarcasm? 

How about colon s then? 

 
Apparently that also means "sarcastic".  Oh, the humanity!
 Proclivities wrote:

It's a good song, they have many good tunes.  My prior post was deliberately sarcastic, as indicated by the somewhat unknown sarcasm symbol: ";s".

 
Semi colon s = sarcasm? 

How about colon s then? 
Tears for Fears definitely.
I somehow hear a bit of Aimee Mann in this song.
 slaven41 wrote:
Lots of comparisons to the Beatles in this discussion. Am I the only one who hears Tears for Fears in this song?

Great album, by the way.  

  

lemmoth wrote:

And who did we always compare Tears for Fears to  ?

 

Cats. 
 iSoul wrote:
Sounds a bit like a "rippoff" (more inspired by than rippoff) of "I´m the walrus" from The Beatles.

 
You are not the egg man or A semolina pilchard,Gaz.
 joempie wrote:
Proclivities wrote:

Yes, done on purpose but the band was foolish enough to believe that no one on the entire planet would realize that they were "stealing" from The Beatles.  Unfortunately, Supergrass underestimated the exemplary music-detective prowess of the RP listening audience.
;s


You're overestimating your own detective qualities. Anybody who has ever heard the Beatles can hear how this was inspired/stolen/... Supergrass knows that anybody will hear it. Btw so many bands did this, e.g. Tears for Fears, Oasis. Oh, and the Beatles and the Stones themselves borrowed quite heavily from others as well. So what?

Funny who it still sounds like Supergrass. Not their best song though...
 

 
It's a good song, they have many good tunes.  My prior post was deliberately sarcastic, as indicated by the somewhat unknown sarcasm symbol: ";s".
Just OK. Bland and forgettable. 
Proclivities wrote:

Yes, done on purpose but the band was foolish enough to believe that no one on the entire planet would realize that they were "stealing" from The Beatles.  Unfortunately, Supergrass underestimated the exemplary music-detective prowess of the RP listening audience.
;s


You're overestimating your own detective qualities. Anybody who has ever heard the Beatles can hear how this was inspired/stolen/... Supergrass knows that anybody will hear it. Btw so many bands did this, e.g. Tears for Fears, Oasis. Oh, and the Beatles and the Stones themselves borrowed quite heavily from others as well. So what?

Funny who it still sounds like Supergrass. Not their best song though...
 
Gaz Coombes has a wonderful album out now called "Matador"
very nice!"
Some people really need to get a life...
 bb_matt wrote:
Those moaning about this sounding like the beatles, ever consider that this may have been done on purpose and that there's a story behind it? Yeah, crazy thought, isn't it? 
 
Yes, done on purpose but the band was foolish enough to believe that no one on the entire planet would realize that they were "stealing" from The Beatles.  Unfortunately, Supergrass underestimated the exemplary music-detective prowess of the RP listening audience.
;s
How about 10cc? ... the original line up with Godely and Creme ... or G&C after the split
 slaven41 wrote:
Lots of comparisons to the Beatles in this discussion. Am I the only one who hears Tears for Fears in this song?

Great album, by the way.  

 
And who did we always compare Tears for Fears to?
Lots of comparisons to the Beatles in this discussion. Am I the only one who hears Tears for Fears in this song?

Great album, by the way.  
 iSoul wrote:
Sounds a bit like a "rippoff" (more inspired by than rippoff) of "I´m the walrus" from The Beatles.

 
I was just wondering what Beatles album this was from, since I hadn't heard it before.


Sounds a bit like a "rippoff" (more inspired by than rippoff) of "I´m the walrus" from The Beatles.
Throwing some love Supergrass' way.

A stellar band with a wonderful back catalog. 
I've always enjoyed how this group has such a unique and distinctive catchy groovy sound -- and a bit different on each track, to boot.  I love this whole album, but Tales of Endurance alone was worth the price of admission.  Thanks, RP for jamming all day all night forever... 
 Racquel wrote:
Sound like the Beatles so I immediately hate them (those fakers!). Give it a 1 and f @#k it off the  playlist everyone!


Those poor Beatles with no one but Racquel to defend their copyrighted and patented sound. You'd think they were blues singers or something. 

{#Chillpill} 
To paraphrase another commenter (it does come to one's mind):   goo goo g'joob
Racquel wrote:
Sound like the Beatles so I immediately hate them (those fakers!). Give it a 1 and f @#k it off the  playlist everyone!



 
Just for that, I'm giving it a 7. And an extra 1 because I like them  {#Ass}  {#Dancingbanana_2}
Those moaning about this sounding like the beatles, ever consider that this may have been done on purpose and that there's a story behind it? Yeah, crazy thought, isn't it? 
 Racquel wrote:
Sound like the Beatles so I immediately hate them (those fakers!). Give it a 1 and f @#k it off the  playlist everyone!
 

I'm bumping it from 7 to 8. More Supergrass please.
 Racquel wrote:
Sound like the Beatles so I immediately hate them (those fakers!). Give it a 1 and f @#k it off the  playlist everyone!
 
Ha! You sound like a troll so I give you a 1 and you can fuck off too. 
 DD rabbi_phil wrote:
it's fun to try to pick out an artists musical influences as you listen to their work....many have developed their own unique sound while others sound much like those who've influenced them        .except for say  the smashing pumpkins...who just sound like a spoon caught in the garbage disposal
 
so tell us how you really feel about them
Great album on the whole.  If you like this track, the whole is worth acquiring.
 Racquel wrote:
Sound like the Beatles so I immediately hate them (those fakers!). Give it a 1 and f @#k it off the  playlist everyone!
 
This sounds like the Beatles?  Didn't know Supergrass were fakers, either.  Thanks for the very educational post.  Boy...  other than all that, what a great band and great song.
Check out Gaz Coombes' new solo 'effort' Bring on the Bombs or summat.
I like these guys a lot.
it's fun to try to pick out an artists musical influences as you listen to their work....many have developed their own unique sound while others sound much like those who've influenced them        .except for say  the smashing pumpkins...who just sound like a spoon caught in the garbage disposal
The Tour de France rolled into Rouen yesterday and all I could think of was "Road to Rouen" - too bad none of the other folks in the room appreciated the pun.
Sounds like Beatles, sounds like Kinks? Yeah, I hear those influences and I'm good with that. 
Summers just aren't the same without some new Supergrass tunes.
This is Supergrass.. and yeah, it rocks... thanks, RP !
Sound like the Beatles so I immediately hate them (those fakers!). Give it a 1 and f @#k it off the  playlist everyone!


I love this album, but they have lots of great songs on other albums... "Caught by the Fuzz," "Alright" and "Pumping on Your Stereo" would be welcome additions to the RP playlist.
 xtalman wrote:

I am actually getting more of a Beatles vibe.

 
Vibe??  Borrow from the best they say......coo coo ca shoo...

Ok, I've been at work since 5:45pm last night and my replacement is 20 minutes late.  Again. 

I could so use some Supergrass myself.

In order to keep this comment at least somewhat relevant to the song, I find this band somewhat hit or miss for the most part.  I have nothing against this song at all, but it just doesn't exactly grab me.  If I wasn't sitting next to the computer and grinding my teeth in annoyance, I would forget that any music was on at all.

 kurtster wrote:
Sounds kinda Kinks-ish to me.

Not bad, it has grown on me over the years.
 
I am actually getting more of a Beatles vibe.

Sounds kinda Kinks-ish to me.

Not bad, it has grown on me over the years.
I don't know about the music but I like the similarity of the album covers. . .
I believe you've "nailed it."

 
sergeant_x wrote:
Sometimes I think songwriters task themselves with a framed challenge for inspiration. For this song, I imagine that the challenge was to write an entire song with lyrics consisting of nothing but cliches.
 


Sometimes I think songwriters task themselves with a framed challenge for inspiration. For this song, I imagine that the challenge was to write an entire song with lyrics consisting of nothing but cliches.
Speaking of other bands ... Supergrass here reminds me a lot of Grant-Lee Phillips' "Dream In Color" so much so that I thought he was in this band. I like them both.

Nice!
 Jared wrote:
You guys need to stop bitching about bands mirroring other bands. If more bands could try to emulate Pink Floyd, Beatles, Radiohead, and Hendrix...I'd be thrilled. Instead, we have FM radio trying to showcase the next Nickleback; might as well go back to Whitesnake, and really just get more depressed.

P.S. HMV is like the old Sam Goody. Selling CDs way overpriced...making people find alternative methods to widen their horizons.
 
I agree. The Beatles borrowed too.

John said he hated "Run For Your Life" because he "nicked" Elvis.

Nothing is created in a vacuum. 
You guys need to stop bitching about bands mirroring other bands. If more bands could try to emulate Pink Floyd, Beatles, Radiohead, and Hendrix...I'd be thrilled. Instead, we have FM radio trying to showcase the next Nickleback; might as well go back to Whitesnake, and really just get more depressed.

P.S. HMV is like the old Sam Goody. Selling CDs way overpriced...making people find alternative methods to widen their horizons.

 cosmiclint wrote:
This one is right at the top of my "Must Get" list (which is quickly, sadly, becoming my "CDs I Can't Find At HMV" list).
 

You made me look up HMV.  For those like me who haven't heard of it, HMV is a retail entertainment chain selling CDs, among other things.  It is the largest such chain in the UK and Canada.
Aaaaah.... Yes  {#Good-vibes}

This one is right at the top of my "Must Get" list (which is quickly, sadly, becoming my "CDs I Can't Find At HMV" list).
 Pharlap wrote:
My first time hearing it (and Supergrass). Very catchy and, yes, Beatle-ish.Nice!
 
I agree, I kept drifting off with good memories of Beatles remade.  Catchy tune, popish, but me likes this band.  This is what RP is all about, something new, different and not likely to hear on mainstream, generic airwaves.  The eclectic variety that keeps me coming back for more RP and for more obscure bands and albums to add to the buy list.  Keep it up Bill!.

My first time hearing it (and Supergrass). Very catchy and, yes, Beatle-ish.Nice!
This is the CD I cook to after a long day's work. I cook, and IT COOKS!
 WonderLizard wrote:

I couldn't disagree more. A sublime song on Supergrass's best album. As several posters below have noted, this one's loaded with all sorts of reverential references from the Beatles to Jellyfish, a summation with legs of its own.

 
Sounds enough like a rip-off that the MJ Estate should be making money off this song!!

bad, boring !                         WHY ?

Your Mother Should Know.
 Trickyricky wrote:
I am the Walrus
 
Oh, cheer up, I'm sure it's not that bad. A little exercise, a healthier diet and those pounds will just melt off. {#Wink}

A solid 6.

I am the Walrus
See how they run like pigs from a gun, see how they fly!

 jpfueler wrote:

sounds like Tears for Fears doing the Beetles
 
and I like it!

 countyman wrote:
Bill, please put Kick in the Teeth in rotation.

It's a kick @ss song.

 
No, it's a kick teeth song. {#Mrgreen}

Bill, please put Kick in the Teeth in rotation.

It's a kick @ss song.

 WonderLizard wrote:

I couldn't disagree more. A sublime song on Supergrass's best album. As several posters below have noted, this one's loaded with all sorts of reverential references from the Beatles to Jellyfish, a summation with legs of its own.

 
Oh!  I thought that was just an outright imitation.


 UltraNurd wrote:

Yeah, one of the weak points on the album. Generally good though. I'm glad I picked up the whole thing.
 
I couldn't disagree more. A sublime song on Supergrass's best album. As several posters below have noted, this one's loaded with all sorts of reverential references from the Beatles to Jellyfish, a summation with legs of its own.

 EssexTex wrote:
Good band...bad song
 
Yeah, one of the weak points on the album. Generally good though. I'm glad I picked up the whole thing.
 Kristi wrote:

Odd... today's set:
8:57 am - Supergrass - Sad Girl
8:53 am - Miss Chaos - Surrendered
8:46 am - Kronos Quartet - Lux Aeterna
8:42 am - Garbage - The Trick is to Keep Breathin
8:39 am - Catherine Wheel - Crank
Gotta wonder why the Miss Chaos song was changed.... unless the name was wrong before, perhaps?
 
It's like Deja Vu all over again!!
And now the set slides most righteously right into Porcupine Tree...
Some most excellent masters are indeed at the controls here...
Go ahead and set 'em for the rocking heart of the Galaxy, Bill and 'Becca! TASTY JAM! {#Tongue}


Wizzuvv_oz wrote:
yikes. Bill was certainly in a "pensive" mood when he loaded up this set: 3:03 pm - Supergrass - Sad Girl 2:59 pm - Miss Chaos - Mama Cries 2:52 pm - Kronos Quartet - Lux Aeterna 2:48 pm - Garbage - The Trick is to Keep Breathin 2:45 pm - Catherine Wheel - Crank
Odd... today's set: 8:57 am - Supergrass - Sad Girl 8:53 am - Miss Chaos - Surrendered 8:46 am - Kronos Quartet - Lux Aeterna 8:42 am - Garbage - The Trick is to Keep Breathin 8:39 am - Catherine Wheel - Crank Gotta wonder why the Miss Chaos song was changed.... unless the name was wrong before, perhaps? :ask:
EssexTex wrote:
Good band...bad song
bingo
Foreverfree wrote:
Beatles? :ask:
I am the Walrus . . . . yep.
Beatles? :ask:
adroc wrote:
Exactly! This is still an excellent album overall.
I agree. I got this disc on ebay a few weeks ago and think it's really, really good. Great songwriting, evocative of the Beatles and Supertramp.
coolpeople_rule wrote:
Bloody Beatles...I say.
I am the :cry: bloody walrus...
Bloody Beatles...I say.
Good band...bad song
jpfueler wrote:
sounds like Tears for Fears doing the Beetles
Exactly! This is still an excellent album overall.
formersnowbug wrote:
Hey, a Supergrass song that just sounds influenced by the Beatles, as opposed to a flat-out cover. A solid 6!
I reckon they influenced a few themselves!
koo koo ka choo haha I just saw someone else posted this
themotion wrote:
coo coo ka choo!
Yep.
Mmm. Not the best Supergrass track by any means. Bummer.
yikes. Bill was certainly in a "pensive" mood when he loaded up this set: 3:03 pm - Supergrass - Sad Girl 2:59 pm - Miss Chaos - Mama Cries 2:52 pm - Kronos Quartet - Lux Aeterna 2:48 pm - Garbage - The Trick is to Keep Breathin 2:45 pm - Catherine Wheel - Crank Mind you, I'm not complaining (Lux Aeterna is a little tough to take, given the movie)
prickelpit96 wrote:
ahhhh..... stop working, lean back, relax, raise the volume of the headphones......and enjoy those guys. thx, RP! :cheers:
This is a wonderful CD. :sunny:
ingoldsby wrote:
Can't say I'm a huge fan of this one. It sounds like Supergrass impersonating the Beetles.
and I am the walrus in particular!
Can't say I'm a huge fan of this one. It sounds like Supergrass impersonating the Beetles.
Nabla wrote:
Is this really Supergrass? Sounds like Beatles... Not their best, I guess? A pity! Anyway... :doh:
sounds like Tears for Fears doing the Beetles
coo coo ka choo!
Is this really Supergrass? Sounds like Beatles... Not their best, I guess? A pity! Anyway... :doh:
ahhhh..... stop working, lean back, relax, raise the volume of the headphones......and enjoy those guys. thx, RP! :cheers:
lild wrote:
Thanks for introducing me to these guys Bill, much appreciated!! :clap:
Yes, me too. I bought this CD because of this radio station. I don't regret it, its really good!
Moving and this together, an excellent mixture.
Thanks for introducing me to these guys Bill, much appreciated!! :clap:
There's one thing I don't get: The previous songs, 'Miss Chaos - Mama Cries' and 'Kronos Quartett - Lux Aeterna', carry ratings around 7.5. And this one should a 6.4? It, honestly, should be the other way around. Really! :cool:
sorry guys but I just loveplaying in the super grass... reminds me a bit of the walrus tho.....? or am I thinking too much.....
#1 problem with buying music I hear on RP: I seem to have the knack for choosing to listen to an album the night before a song from it comes up on RP. :oD