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David Gilmour — Smile
Album: On An Island
Avg rating:
6.9

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Total ratings: 1680









Released: 2006
Length: 3:59
Plays (last 30 days): 3
Would this do
To make it all right
While sleep has taken you
Where I'm out of sight

I'll make my getaway
Time on my own
Search for a better way
To find my way home
To your smile

Wasting days and days
On this fight
Always down and up
Half the night

Hopeless to reminisee
Through the dark hours
We'll only sacrifice
What time will allow us
You're sighing... sighing

All alone
Though you're right here
Now it's time to go
From your sad stare

Make my getaway
Time on my own
Needing a better way
To find my way home
To your smile
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 eileenomurphy wrote:


Where is his MAGA hat?
 
Yawn.
I’m gonna say: though was Tom Petty!!
 Bert7 wrote:
He has never missed a beat in 40 years..{#Roflol}
 
You meant to say 50 plus years, maybe?
 zaebb wrote:
 
Judging by his expression and the colour of his eyes, he's had a few bong hits.
 zaebb wrote:
 

Where is his MAGA hat?
 zaebb wrote:
 

 Proclivities wrote:

There's a fair number of 3/4 or 6/8 tunes played here: "America", by Simon & Garfunkel, "Breaking The Girl" by RHCP, "The Times They Are A' Changing", "Norwegian Wood", "Manic Depression", "Kiss From A Rose" by Seal, "Reflecting Light" by Sam Phillips, "Waltz #2" by Elliott Smith, etc.  However, probably 85% of rock/popular music is in 4/4 time.
 

The other 15% are the ones you mentioned and Porcupine Tree.
 zaebb wrote:
 
Look at the chompers on this uni-brow.  Reminds me of my cousin Neil.
 TreborG2 wrote:
its like putting on your favorite worn shoes and jeans ... comfortable.  Doesn't have to ignite the soul, doesn't have to teach, or preach, just relax and let it take you to the next part of your day, not minding the noise out there for a few minutes.  (besides haters gon'b hatin' anyway, but not you, if you smile).
 

Absolutely!
 LaurieinTucson wrote:
don't know many songs on this station in waltz time
 
There's a fair number of 3/4 or 6/8 tunes played here: "America", by Simon & Garfunkel, "Breaking The Girl" by RHCP, "The Times They Are A' Changing", "Norwegian Wood", "Manic Depression", "Kiss From A Rose" by Seal, "Reflecting Light" by Sam Phillips, "Waltz #2" by Elliott Smith, etc.  However, probably 85% of rock/popular music is in 4/4 time.
don't know many songs on this station in waltz time
Simple & Great.
 kingart wrote:
That photo shows a seriously worn guitar. All you guitar gurus: is this the model/make that roared out all that PF thunder? 
 
 

It's an old Fender Esquire which was modified by Gilmour in the 70's. He used it to record "Run like hell" on the Wall and he still plays it on stage (Check out his performance at Pompeii 2016).
That photo shows a seriously worn guitar. All you guitar gurus: is this the model/make that roared out all that PF thunder? 
 
Not for this boy.  Sorry fans, PSD every time.
 expatlar wrote:
It's a pretty sentiment and a pretty song. What's wrong with 'pretty' every now and then, haters?

 
I agree it is pretty good.
It's a pretty sentiment and a pretty song. What's wrong with 'pretty' every now and then, haters?
 by all means give this a 3 or 4 if you hate this, but do you really think this is as bad as the birdy song or various eurotrash - a 1 is simply a protest vote, not a genuine valuation

An unreported head injury befall Gilmour? 1.



 


 stunix wrote:
This guy Wrote, Played and Sung "Murder", but for now, lets chill. 

https://goo.gl/an5QGz

I'ts been a tough week.   

 sounds like "sing along junk" a song off McCartney' first album…{#Ask}

 Posted: Feb 02, 2012 2:24 Stratocaster wrote:
Unbelievable that this song only has a 6.5.  It is amazing, as is almost every song on this outstanding record.

 
At least I can happily (while smiling) report that, in the 5+ years since you commented on the rather low rating on this track ( I agree whole-heartedly with you that this should be higher) it has gone up by .2 - now sitting almost in the green 7+ category.

Long Live RP!


beautiful song
He has never missed a beat in 40 years..{#Roflol}
{#Sleep}  {#Sleep}  {#Sleep}  {#Sleep}{#Sleep}
This should be rated higher than it is
David's magical tunes are always easily recognizable, are they from Pink Floyd's or solo albums
This one gets better over time. A good choice this week given all those we lost the first 2 weeks of 2016.
An absolutely pure and blissful 9.
This guy Wrote, Played and Sung "Murder", but for now, lets chill. 

https://goo.gl/an5QGz

I'ts been a tough week.   
Tough not liking much of what Dave brings...
VERY NIIIICE!!
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sounds kind of Harry Nilsson-ie with a bit of Ringo sprinkled on it
This guy can do absolutely nothing wrong IMHO

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If this guy gets the urge to quit his day job and become a dobro player, he should talk himself out of it.
Hearing any music by Gilmour always makes me smile.  New album due in 2014.
Maybe needs Roger but Waters burned bridges...
Needs Roger....
Paul Mccartney sang 40 years ago on bis soloalbum.
one of my favorite artist ever......never get tired of this album
 Stratocaster wrote:
Unbelievable that this song only has a 6.5.  It is amazing, as is almost every song on this outstanding record.
 
I so agree...I love it wholeheartedly

An unreported head injury befall Gilmour? 1.


{#Music}   DG's sweet bends and magic touch of the strings are in evidence!
Unbelievable that this song only has a 6.5.  It is amazing, as is almost every song on this outstanding record.
The middle instrumental section is vintage Gilmour. Soaring, melodic, a bit melancholy.


This is another song I ranked a long time ago with no comments...  this song is good for the ears...



David Gilmour - Smile, Live-acoustic

"He says "This is a new one, so if you're bootlegging, start your machines now" - classic"       rbccspb

 




 Poacher wrote:
I was taking a stroll with Mrs Poacher along our seafront the other day and was mooching in an art shop. 

I turned round and came face to face with David Gilmour who was waiting for his wife. It was one of those times where one is torn between giving the man his privacy, or asking to shake his hand and thank him for the tunes over the years. 

I decided to give him his privacy.

However, on the basis of this rather poor track, I should have told him that he needs to sharpen up somewhat and try a bit harder.

Arf! 3 at most.

  Um, a couple of questions.... How did you know it was David Gilmour?  And how did you know he was waiting for his wife, if you gave him his privacy?

Just wondering...

I was taking a stroll with Mrs Poacher along our seafront the other day and was mooching in an art shop. 

I turned round and came face to face with David Gilmour who was waiting for his wife. It was one of those times where one is torn between giving the man his privacy, or asking to shake his hand and thank him for the tunes over the years. 

I decided to give him his privacy.

However, on the basis of this rather poor track, I should have told him that he needs to sharpen up somewhat and try a bit harder.

Arf! 3 at most.

7> 8
Just because I needed this right now. 

Sweet little song

its like putting on your favorite worn shoes and jeans ... comfortable.  Doesn't have to ignite the soul, doesn't have to teach, or preach, just relax and let it take you to the next part of your day, not minding the noise out there for a few minutes.  (besides haters gon'b hatin' anyway, but not you, if you smile).
 vandal wrote:
lame

 
Come on, now.  Don't hold back.  Tell us how you really feel.

Reading here I don't have to ask..It was DG!!!! not bad for a 1st listen..
Part of the reason I love this song is because Gilmour also did a little ditty called "All Lovers Are Deranged." This one is a polar opposite, demonstrating his versatility. {#Daisy}
this song gets better with each listen
Nice!
{#Mrgreen}
{#Smile}
{#Good-vibes}
{#Angel}
"would this do.." as a lullaby? Yep {#Sleep}
 felix_the_man wrote:
pleasant melody.....just take it for what it is, a nice simple song. Too many people have too many expectations about what DG should be doing for them.
 
Man, I could not agree more.  I happen to like this song and I think it is because of the simplicity.  Underated album also, IMO.

lame

{#Mrgreen} {#Mrgreen} {#Mrgreen} {#Mrgreen} {#Mrgreen}

(That's songwriter and DG {beautiful} wife Polly Sampson on backup vocals.)
 dunno wrote:
lame.

 
Trite rhymes, old tricks, a huge string backup section that assures a soft-pop classification. Add to that the choral backup singers and the over-attempt at sounding under-produced and you get ... lame.

 oldviolin wrote:
Sentimental and sweet. Very nice.
 
I agree with you. There's nothing wrong with this tune. And Stringray, I think what you meant to say was dreamy.

NIGHTMARE - like all Gilmore!
Grandfather!!!

lame.

 DaveInVA wrote:
ZZZZZzzzzzZZZZZZZzzzzzzz
 
Well, I guess not everything can be Speed Metal at 140dB.
DaveInVA wrote:
ZZZZZzzzzzZZZZZZZzzzzzzz

Yup.....ZZZZZzzzzzzz..,drool...wheeze...parp

ZZZZZzzzzzZZZZZZZzzzzzzz
 oldviolin wrote:
Sentimental and sweet. Very nice.

 

I stand by my initial impression.
 LawrenceSheppard wrote:
DG can do better than this. Boring.
 
Ditto !!!

No idea why I like this song

I have no idea why I didn't like the My Morning Jacket just before this

they sound similar.

quiet contemplation vs  whining?
David Gilmour's work crowds the top 100 listener ratings here and although it I don't really care for this, if he is satisfied with it who am I to tell the maestro what kind of music he should be making.

Whoa, nearly dozed off there... who is this?
 jhorton wrote:
Well, this album at least proves who was NOT the genius behind all that great Pink Floyd stuff.........
 
Like Lennon & McCartney, Jagger & Richards, Page & Plant, Townshend & Daltrey, and so many others, the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Neither Waters or Gilmour ever produced a solo record that could rival their Floyd material. That's just the way it is!

Sentimental and sweet. Very nice.

 jhorton wrote:
Well, this album at least proves who was NOT the genius behind all that great Pink Floyd stuff.........
 

I PROTEST!!!   If you can't appreciate David Gilmour and - especially - this albumn (in it's entirety), your soul is filled with blackness...or you just don't have one!
DG can do better than this. Boring.
 mjwstickings wrote:


Maybe, but it's Gilmour's "old ground," musically speaking, not just Waters'.
 
I think the point really, is that once in a great while, the perfect combination of talents and genius come together and things like Pink Floyd, The Who, The Rolling Stones, and The Beatles happen.
 DoctorK wrote:

Speaking of WYWH, haven't you just proven jhorton's point by describing "running over the same old ground."
 

Maybe, but it's Gilmour's "old ground," musically speaking, not just Waters'.
 mjwstickings wrote:
I disagree. No one ever doubted that Waters was the lyrical and conceptual genius behind Floyd, but Waters' solo albums have suffered under the weight of too much lyric and too much conception, and not enough musicality. Waters took credit for writing most Floyd songs, but when they were at their peak — Meddle, Dark Side, WYWH, Animals, The Wall — Gilmour's musical presence is what gives life to Waters' words. Even on Animals. Gilmour only has a writing credit on "Dogs," but he is all over the album, especially on "Sheep."

And there is some really great stuff on this album. It's mellow, yes, but "On an Island" brings us right back to WYWH and "Take a Breath" brings us right back to Animals. But Gilmour has also matured, and there is an understated confidence to his music here. 

 jhorton wrote:
Well, this album at least proves who was NOT the genius behind all that great Pink Floyd stuff.........
 
 
Speaking of WYWH, haven't you just proven jhorton's point by describing "running over the same old ground."
I disagree. No one ever doubted that Waters was the lyrical and conceptual genius behind Floyd, but Waters' solo albums have suffered under the weight of too much lyric and too much conception, and not enough musicality. Waters took credit for writing most Floyd songs, but when they were at their peak — Meddle, Dark Side, WYWH, Animals, The Wall — Gilmour's musical presence is what gives life to Waters' words. Even on Animals. Gilmour only has a writing credit on "Dogs," but he is all over the album, especially on "Sheep."

And there is some really great stuff on this album. It's mellow, yes, but "On an Island" brings us right back to WYWH and "Take a Breath" brings us right back to Animals. But Gilmour has also matured, and there is an understated confidence to his music here. 

 jhorton wrote:
Well, this album at least proves who was NOT the genius behind all that great Pink Floyd stuff.........
 

Well, this album at least proves who was NOT the genius behind all that great Pink Floyd stuff.........
Gilmour performed this on his "David Gilmour In Concert" DVD released in '02. He says "This is a new one, so, if you're bootlegging, start your machines now"...
to bunny ...smile :heartkiss:
Boutard04 wrote:
YAWN..............
Since this was written as a lullaby I suppose that's a compliment.
definately needs a lot more cowbell, cool album cover tho which kept me from rating this song a "1".
Pleasant. To see Dave in top form I recommend the DVD "David Gilmour in Concert" available for cheap at the great zon (US). (The Robert Wyatt Meltdown concert) Great semi-acoustical stuff.
YAWN..............
felix_the_man wrote:
pleasant melody.....just take it for what it is, a nice simple song. Too many people have too many expectations about what DG should be doing for them.
Just to add my subscription to these lines, Felix! Truth to the point!
pleasant melody.....just take it for what it is, a nice simple song. Too many people have too many expectations about what DG should be doing for them.
Pyro wrote:
This whole CD rates a 6, and I love Gilmour AND Floyd. It just seemed lackluster, though I must admit I was really looking forward to it being released. Perhaps my hopes were too high. This song is sweet, but weak, IMHO.
IMHO, it would have been mistake to put high hopes in this album :) But although mellow, this issue is not pathetic. If you accept it as is, you should find some fine metaphysics in it. Fine work, I say. Not the best, but listenable. Just relax.
Only needs volym and lots of it,then its Floyd alright! #9!
This whole CD rates a 6, and I love Gilmour AND Floyd. It just seemed lackluster, though I must admit I was really looking forward to it being released. Perhaps my hopes were too high. This song is sweet, but weak, IMHO.
music_man wrote:
I may be in the minority here, but I think this is a great little mellow song. And I also think the album flows nicely and works great for a relaxed mood. No, it's not Floyd. Why does it have to be?
:clap: :high-five:
Is this Dave after the frontal lobotomy? Sounds like something he put together while throwing bread to ducks
I may be in the minority here, but I think this is a great little mellow song. And I also think the album flows nicely and works great for a relaxed mood. No, it's not Floyd. Why does it have to be?
YO! It's Friday afternoon. Let's pick up the pace here. It's time for some rock-n-roll!! 3:15 pm - David Gilmour - Smile 3:11 pm - My Morning Jacket - Where to Begin -------------------------------------------------------------------------------- 3:08 pm - Manu Chao - Desaparecido 3:04 pm - Incendio - Duelo a la Muerte 3:00 pm - Gomez - See The World
Please, it's 3:15 on a Friday afternoon. Need to stay awake long enough for the bell to ring so I can slide down the backside of the dinosaur I'm on and get home!
Even Gilmour has quiet tunes. Meddle is still a classic.
Ok you write a song and upload it here then we can rate it Stingray wrote:
So rediculous, I hardly have words. Pathetic - endlessly! "See David play...?" So sad! Stingray
andersja wrote:
This CD is a little too mellow. Needs to be more trippy and Floydlike.
Then it would sound crappier...
This CD is a little too mellow. Needs to be more trippy and Floydlike.
I don't like Pink Floyd. I like this. I'm just like that
mgkiwi wrote:
Yeah, bit of a durge, bit lame for someone as good as Gilmour! :grumpy:
Hey, it's number 8 on the cd. You ought to hear the rest.
PopKombo wrote:
David Gilmore ?? I would've sworn I was listening to McCartney!!!!
Yeah, bit of a durge, bit lame for someone as good as Gilmour! :grumpy:
David Gilmore ?? I would've sworn I was listening to McCartney!!!!
:guitarist:
:)
#@$%%$ I've been trying to find out who the slide player is since the song came on. Is it Gilmour?I'm not a fan(he's OK) but I really like that understated slide.
A little sickly for my liking, although the album's pretty decent.
this is sure getting a lot of air time
Time for some "Fresh Air"!
Ok, as a lullaby it does do its job. Another cute parent-child track is "Put it There" by Paul McCartney. And just about anything written by a rock musician for a kids animation film had a high cute quotient too.
Pretty