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Tracy Bonham — Something Beautiful
Album: Blink The Brightest
Avg rating:
6.9

Your rating:
Total ratings: 2010









Released: 2005
Length: 4:11
Plays (last 30 days): 2
Lightweight
Too straight no reaction
I don't care if I'm not in fashion
I will follow you
I will follow you
Its hearts up heads down puddle of red wine
You get back up and you face the crime
I will follow you
Something in me almost breaks but I wait
(I'm sinking in my skin)
Yeah, I wait
(My heart is wearing thin)
'Cuz I'm looking for something beautiful
You cut me up and you make me bleed
A sad stained heart hanging on my sleeve
I'll still follow you
I will follow you
And you say look up look up look all around you
Can't you see the love that surrounds the very soul of you
Something in me almost breaks but I wait
(I'm sinking in my skin)
Yeah, I wait
(My heart is wearing thin)
'Cuz I'm looking for something beautiful
And I wait
(For it to go right in)
Don't come all day
(My heart is wearing thin)
That I fall upon something beautiful, something meaningful
You still your soul, I'll risk it all
Your fearless beauty breaks your fall
Something in me knows there's something more
And it's so close I wanna run, but I wait
(I'm sinking in my skin)
And I wait
(My heart is wearing thin)
'Cuz I'm looking for something beautiful
And I wait
(For it to go right in)
And I wait
(My heart is wearing thin)
That I fall upon something beautiful
Something beautiful, something meaningful
Something beautiful, something beautiful
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Thank you Tracy Bonham
for  Something Beautiful


This is to me 7 Quite Likeable but only barely for me

 
 freddyfender wrote:
When she breathes between lines it makes my heart all a-flutter.

 
Yes I get that feeling too... There are other parts that give me goosebumps 
This song makes me so happy.  {#Bounce}
This is better than a 6.9, folks. Makes me feel guilty for only having it rated an 8. I saw Tracy open for Catherine Wheel ~15 years when she was touring her 2nd album - great show!
When she breathes between lines it makes my heart all a-flutter.
 Segue wrote:
See, if that Coldplay song had guts like this .........

 
Coldplay has no guts, no emotion.
Love this. Great tension just before the chorus.
Glad to hear it back in rotation, she has a fairly unique voice and a great range which she uses to good effect. Songwriting, instrumentation and mix on this track is fab too.
This is a really beautiful melody...and that's a testament to real musical talent—not just technical prowess, but just being able to make a really great song.
What an amazing song. Tracy at her best. 
Nice song.
I don't know what I would do with out RP. Nuff said.
This is so pretty. 
 Zocket wrote:
Not my favorite tune, but love the seque from Godless by the Dandy Warhols.  Bill is indeed a master.

 
I concur. 
 Segue wrote:
See, if that Coldplay song had guts like this .........

 
apples and oranges...{#Cheesygrin}
Lovely.
{#Cheesygrin}
 FourFortyEight wrote:

Excellent post. i enjoy her too. Makes me feel good.
 
Makes feel good too!
See, if that Coldplay song had guts like this .........
 Crow wrote:
She's an amazing talent, I was lucky to see her live several times, her voice has an amazing range, she plays piano, violin,  guitar, something beautiful indeed, love her songs

 
Excellent post. i enjoy her too. Makes me feel good.
She's an amazing talent, I was lucky to see her live several times, her voice has an amazing range, she plays piano, violin,  guitar, something beautiful indeed, love her songs
 chris_the_man wrote:
Her voice is Just horny
 
Oh yeah.
 AbileneTexas wrote:

My thoughts, exactly!
 
For sure. The kind of song that inspires gratitude for having RP.
 coloradojohn wrote:
This is one of those songs — coming along in a stellar string of masterfully arranged songs in a truly fab Bill G RP set — that SOARS!

 
My thoughts, exactly!
Her voice is Just horny
 coloradojohn wrote:
This is one of those songs — coming along in a stellar string of masterfully arranged songs in a truly fab Bill G RP set — that SOARS!
 
{#Clap}
This is one of those songs — coming along in a stellar string of masterfully arranged songs in a truly fab Bill G RP set — that SOARS!
I've heard this on RP before but I never fully locked on to those lyrics. Which are mighty fine. The song can grow on you. 
 019177 wrote:
Hearing her brings back such fun 90's memories. Mother Mother...enough said.

 

 019177 wrote:
Hearing her brings back such fun 90's memories. Mother Mother...enough said.

 

Ggg gbbtt htgyg
Hearing her brings back such fun 90's memories. Mother Mother...enough said.
 MassivRuss wrote:
Is it just me or is Tracy Bonham one of THE most underrated rockers ever?

Love this shit. {#Good-vibes}

 
I agree - I think it is her full-tilt singing.
 Zocket wrote:
Not my favorite tune, but love the seque from Godless by the Dandy Warhols.  Bill is indeed a master.

 
That does sound fine... hearing in my head right now... yeaaaahh...
Is it just me or is Tracy Bonham one of THE most underrated rockers ever?

Love this shit. {#Good-vibes}
Love this song.  Makes me happy!{#Sunny}
Not my favorite tune, but love the seque from Godless by the Dandy Warhols.  Bill is indeed a master.
too vanilla.......that's just me.
Love it! Happy and FUN!  {#Kiss}
Wonderful!  
 FluorideFreeMN wrote:
Sadly, I have to agree.  This song was a dandy, but the only standout from this album.
 
As mentioned below, her "The Burdens of Being Upright" CD has some really good material. 
 terrapin52 wrote:
That's some horrible crap right there, bo.   I ain't lyin'
 
"something beautiful, something meaningful" 
Something very different than this song 
 coding_to_music wrote: 
THIS IS A Great Song!      {#Bananajam}
Her work is inconsistent but here's another two songs I recommend from her "The Burdens of Being Upright" CD.

"Mother Mother"

and

"Navy Bean" 
 FluorideFreeMN wrote:
Thanks you guys.  Been a long time RP listener/supporter, but this was my first time hearing this tune.  My M.O. would be to go get more of this artist, but I'll stop at "Something Beautiful" based on your leg work!  Thanks.

Sadly, I have to agree.  This song was a dandy, but the only standout from this album.
 

 This is one of the songs that hooked me on Radio Paradise.  
 BikeCoachDave wrote:
I think this song is a gem. And by that I mean i discovered it on RP, gave it a 9, and have searched the Tracy Bonham catalog for others, but have found only rocks. Great song, but for me its a one-off from this artist. Have yet to hear another from her I cared for.
 

Sadly, I have to agree.  This song was a dandy, but the only standout from this album.
Right, right, turn off the lights
We gonna lose our minds tonight


So good, so wonderful
I was pleased when she left her opening voice register and found her 'real' voice
That's some horrible crap right there, bo.   I ain't lyin'
I think this song is a gem. And by that I mean i discovered it on RP, gave it a 9, and have searched the Tracy Bonham catalog for others, but have found only rocks. Great song, but for me its a one-off from this artist. Have yet to hear another from her I cared for.
Moving this up to 8 which it deserves...must have been in a bad mood on the first listen.
LOVE this song. 
 calypsus_1 wrote:

tracy bonham by ~kmdailey
Karin Dailey  ©2005-2010 ~kmdailey

TRACY BONHAM

COPLEY PLAZA - July 2005

In that pose looks a lot like KT Tunstall, also a good singer/songwriter.
 


Very nice
I like it - and I even checked out  the lyrics.  Nice! ;^)
So sweet
Ahhhhhhh, that hit the spot...
the E guitar is not simply an instrument
it is rather a body
alike body formed itself in space and time
this represents a relationship with you
same with the E Bass Guitar
sane teaching the some bodys
to renew
a clue in music

and also for those who do not want
to have a thing to do with it
the shape of it
appears male or female
so this may be hypothesis
that an instrument developed
by  a makers mind
and even with a moral
training
a schoolarship could be tremendous awesome
or not at all
the pupil
expertises flaw and flow
like alice in a fairy
dealing the little to less invention
what - the first  and often a virgin anoysence
of touching frails could mean .these days
a BBC broadcasting event ...
of rather selfs  or made with the philosophies of adhearend
any  pupil  dreams ..of a river that runs dry
and therefore matters an awfull boredom
pretending to have moral and knowledge
of the stealthy circumstances - while listening to it.
the instrument liquouered
in colors of some radiance
later on it vanished in the spheres
an consequently the statistic is with the one
who is to find a measureable price in it all
if sane or not sane
music live on
blog or unblog the informational world

maybe for me and my daughter..
I love this tune. It always makes me stop what I'm doing so I can give it my full attention. {#Clap}
 Bosami wrote:
Some songs just make you stop and pay attention. This is one for sure.

Love it.
 
I agree. Makes the heart stop a bit before going on.

 fredriley wrote:

{#Clap} It's evocative stream-of-consciousness posts like this that make it worth looking at the song comments. Makes a nice change from 'it sucks/blows/rocks'...
 
whathesaid.
Why doesn't this song end?
 passsion8 wrote:
So, it's 11:52 here in the NY suburbs, and I've been sitting in my backyard with my iPhone headphones playing RP for over 40 minutes. I'm wondering if I should've instead gone to the Tracy Bonham show down in Manhattan this evening rather than opting to park myself in a chair, with mosquitoes circling, to search the heavens for the just past-peak Perseid meteor show. She's probably on stage right now & I have a sheet wrapped around me to stave off the feeding frenzy. It's getting cooler and damp.

Where are the shooting stars? Am I too late? Are they over? Not one? I hate second guessing my decisions. I crane my neck skyward. My arm is going numb from the awkward position needed to keep the sheet from unravelling. I am losing faith in the moment.

Suddenly, a streak of cosmic dust blasts across the sky in a long, but fading blaze of light - just as "Something Beautiful" begins playing.

I smile slowly.

Her lyrics say,

"But I wait 
I’m sinking in my skin 
And I wait 
My heart is wearing thin 
‘Cause I’m looking for 
Something beautiful"

Saw one. Something beautiful. I'm done. Time for bed. Thanks Tracy. Maybe next time.

Thanks RP.

Thank God. SLAP!!
 
{#Clap} It's evocative stream-of-consciousness posts like this that make it worth looking at the song comments. Makes a nice change from 'it sucks/blows/rocks'...

Really like this...very nice harmonies.
Ok, this song is officially stuck in my head.
This song is something beautiful.  ; )
I'm surprised it only rates a 6.9.

Fine
great. just great.

tracy bonham by ~kmdailey
Karin Dailey  ©2005-2010 ~kmdailey

TRACY BONHAM

COPLEY PLAZA - July 2005




So, it's 11:52 here in the NY suburbs, and I've been sitting in my backyard with my iPhone headphones playing RP for over 40 minutes. I'm wondering if I should've instead gone to the Tracy Bonham show down in Manhattan this evening rather than opting to park myself in a chair, with mosquitoes circling, to search the heavens for the just past-peak Perseid meteor show. She's probably on stage right now & I have a sheet wrapped around me to stave off the feeding frenzy. It's getting cooler and damp.

Where are the shooting stars? Am I too late? Are they over? Not one? I hate second guessing my decisions. I crane my neck skyward. My arm is going numb from the awkward position needed to keep the sheet from unravelling. I am losing faith in the moment.

Suddenly, a streak of cosmic dust blasts across the sky in a long, but fading blaze of light - just as "Something Beautiful" begins playing.

I smile slowly.

Her lyrics say,

"But I wait 
I’m sinking in my skin 
And I wait 
My heart is wearing thin 
‘Cause I’m looking for 
Something beautiful"

Saw one. Something beautiful. I'm done. Time for bed. Thanks Tracy. Maybe next time.

Thanks RP.

Thank God. SLAP!!


Sounds like she's developed more range and depth. Pleasant surprise.
I think Tracy and Poe must have gone to different schools together.
 Inamorato wrote:

A new album, Masts of Manhatta, is supposed to be released this summer.

 
Fantastic news!  Can't wait to hear it.

 mrmonkey wrote:
Is she still making music?
 
A new album, Masts of Manhatta, is supposed to be released this summer.

 fishogynist wrote:
Stevie Nicks?
 
Don't insult Tracy like that!
Stevie Nicks?
Is she still making music?
Some songs just make you stop and pay attention. This is one for sure.

Love it.
Great song.
Wonderful song for a wet and cold day in California.
That opening guitar always makes me think "Lucy in the Sky with Diamonds" is starting.
 Bridieboo wrote:

This song is beautiful.  I remember when I first heard her song 'Mother Mother' - one of the few songs that just grab you at the first listen and make you say "WOW!!!!"


 
Yeah, I really have to work to hear that same girl in this one.


 handyrae wrote:


Since you asked — no I can't sing. I mean, I REALLY can't sing. I took voice lessons as a girl, and they barely made a dent in my horribly off-key pitch. Which is one of the reasons I never tried to make my living as a singer.

What difference on earth does it make to the fact that I don't particularly like this song? There are plenty of songs I like and a lot that I love. I don't see the correlation between my inability to sing and my ability to know what music I like and don't like. Since I've established that I can not sing, does that mean the praise I've given to other artists is invalid?
 
Don't sweat it. We all know what "paulmack" is all about.
Never heard of her before, but I kind of like this. Especially the chorus. Why? I don't know.
 paulmack wrote:


You sound jealous. Do you sing? For that matter - what DO you do? How good are you at that, whatever it is? Good enough for national recognition? If so, why haven't I heard of you? Or do you use your real name when you go up for all your awards? I guess you can tell I doubt you are at the level you would require of singers to be above your criticism. Must be some kind of freakin' expert or something.

PS: I am not a Tracy B fan - I just don't like your snottiness.

 

Since you asked — no I can't sing. I mean, I REALLY can't sing. I took voice lessons as a girl, and they barely made a dent in my horribly off-key pitch. Which is one of the reasons I never tried to make my living as a singer.

What difference on earth does it make to the fact that I don't particularly like this song? There are plenty of songs I like and a lot that I love. I don't see the correlation between my inability to sing and my ability to know what music I like and don't like. Since I've established that I can not sing, does that mean the praise I've given to other artists is invalid?

Ever since I saw Tracy Bonham support the Blue Man Group (I had never heard of her before that) she has become one of my favorite artists. 

While this song is not a 9 or 10, it has still become one of my all time favorites.  I'm always happy to here this!  A firm 8.

 paulmack wrote:


You sound jealous. Do you sing? For that matter - what DO you do? How good are you at that, whatever it is? Good enough for national recognition? If so, why haven't I heard of you? Or do you use your real name when you go up for all your awards? I guess you can tell I doubt you are at the level you would require of singers to be above your criticism. Must be some kind of freakin' expert or something.

PS: I am not a Tracy B fan - I just don't like your snottiness.
 
If Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart made that comment. would that make it more, what, more credible? Would you change your opinion about Tracy B if Mozart made that comment? Would she start sounding worse than she was before to you after Mozart dictated it to you? It's a personal opinion for God's sake, not a scientific analysis of Tracy B's vocal spectrum. Get used to it.
 handyrae wrote:
I wish that it sounded beautiful when she sings "something beautiful."
 

You sound jealous. Do you sing? For that matter - what DO you do? How good are you at that, whatever it is? Good enough for national recognition? If so, why haven't I heard of you? Or do you use your real name when you go up for all your awards? I guess you can tell I doubt you are at the level you would require of singers to be above your criticism. Must be some kind of freakin' expert or something.

PS: I am not a Tracy B fan - I just don't like your snottiness.

I wish that it sounded beautiful when she sings "something beautiful."

Love love love {#Sunny}


I really dislike this song.  It's such a bland pop song.
 a_genuine_find wrote:
tracy bonham
 
This is something beautiful

Is it just my speakers, or is something very lo-fi about this particular audio file?  Sounds very tinny.

In other news, Tracy Bonham and Jonatha Brooke should tour together. Or form a new Story duo.


She jocks with her guitar man, she totally rocks, alanis-piss-take piece aside.
tracy bonham
 jjbix wrote:
Alanis Fake-A-Set couldn't carry Tracy's jock strap!!

 
realsleep wrote:

Well, Tracy Bonham certainly made her career by sounding like Alanis Morrisette when she was hugely popular.


 
Er, since when do women wear jockstraps? They don't have anything dangling in that region to support, and aren't "jocks" ;-)

Yep, mm-hmm, I'm likin' this just fine. Great hook. A hint of The Cardigans, perhaps?

 Bridieboo wrote:

This song is beautiful.  I remember when I first heard her song 'Mother Mother' - one of the few songs that just grab you at the first listen and make you say "WOW!!!!"


 
I Agree... rich, lush sound and her voice is awesome.

This song is beautiful.  I remember when I first heard her song 'Mother Mother' - one of the few songs that just grab you at the first listen and make you say "WOW!!!!"


Yet I still wait...Bill, can I come to Paradise and help?
Alanis Fake-A-Set couldn't carry Tracy's jock strap!!

 
realsleep wrote:

Well, Tracy Bonham certainly made her career by sounding like Alanis Morrisette when she was hugely popular.

 


I like the vocals on this song.
Yet another one that grows on me each time I hear it. Would like to hear more from her.
 justin_thyme wrote:
Love, love, LOVE her amazing voice!
 
Ditto.

Love, love, LOVE her amazing voice!
This song holds up well and I enjoy hearing it every time.
over played, quite liked it to start with. 1.
 aquadonia wrote:
Wow... I just got the 'choked up' feeling I get when I hear a great song for the first time. What a gem! An instant 9 for me. I must have this song! *races to iTunes*
  ^^ I posted that in October 2007.

This song has become quite dear to me and it one of my favorites of all time. Thank you, RP, for introducing me to this wonderful track.
{#Cheers}


OK, I just kicked this up to an 8.  It's just great stuff.
 fredriley wrote:


Ah, and wouldn't it be lovely to get the chance to know her as a person :)
 
Rather than as a platypus?
superflyLD wrote:
she is a very nice person too!
Ah, and wouldn't it be lovely to get the chance to know her as a person :)
she is a very nice person too! fredriley wrote:
What a voice. What a face. Swoon :heartkiss: Nice song, too, with a nice transition 2/3 the way through which really makes it interesting. 7 from the Nottingham jury.
coding_to_music wrote:
What a voice. What a face. Swoon :heartkiss: Nice song, too, with a nice transition 2/3 the way through which really makes it interesting. 7 from the Nottingham jury.
This song has really grown on me. I love the tension in the part right at the beginning of the chorus.
I have this on my "morning walk playlist," love it.
bluedot wrote:
so why do get a vibe off it that i've heard this before by someone else
I mentioned it below, but this could be on a Cardigans disk 10 years ago and you'd not be able to tell them apart.
This would be an awesome anti-smoking radio ad.
bluedot wrote:
So why do I get a vibe off it that I've heard this before by someone else, and that it's derivative and cliché?
Funny, I feel that way about half the stuff I hear at RP.