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Spoon — I Summon You
Album: Gimme Fiction
Avg rating:
7

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Total ratings: 1358









Released: 2005
Length: 3:54
Plays (last 30 days): 3
Remember the weight of the world?
It's a sound that we used to buy
On cassette and 45
And now this little girl
She says, "Will we make it at all?
800 miles is a drive"

Yeah, you got the weight of the world
Coming down like a mother's eye
And all that you can
All that you can give is a cold goodbye
The law enforcement's impressed
You've survived to this age
Strapped-up soldiers
They'll lock you in a cage without goodbye
For a nickel bribe

But, aw, no, where are you tonight?
And how'd we get here?
It's too late to break it off
I need a release
The signals have called
But that don't get me off
I summon you to appear, my love

Uh-huh
Mm, uh-huh

Got the weight of the world
I summon you here, my love

Remember the weight of the world?
It's a sound that we used to buy
And all that you can
All that you can give is a cold goodbye
The law enforcement's impressed
You've survived to this age
Strapped-up soldiers
They'll lock you in a cage without goodbye
For a nickel bribe

But aw, no, where are you tonight?
And how'd we get here?
It's too late to break it off
I need a release
The signals have called
But that don't get me off
I summon you here, my love

Uh-huh
Mm, uh-huh

Got the weight of the world
I summon you here, my love

Na-na
Na-na, uh-huh

The signals have called
But that don't get me off
I summon you here, my love

Goodbye, goodbye
Goodbye, goodbye

Goodbye, goodbye
Goodbye, goodbye
Goodbye, goodbye
Goodbye, goodbye
Goodbye, goodbye
Goodbye, bye
Ooh-hoo
Comments (133)add comment
Put a fork in it?

www.youtube.com/watch?v=wzuV8d...
Bill...King o’ th Segues Toots y los Maytals to Spoon
No sir I didn't like it
Thanks RP for introducing Spoon to me. Along with Madrugada, Cake and loads of other great bands. 
How about giving some other talents a try
Why do you always play spoon ?
I met the lead singer of Spoon at an Emo's hip hop show in Austin Texas. I remember when Spoon came out, and being interested in their rise in popularity, being a band native to Austin. Seeing them years later on the Daily Show with Jon Stewart was pretty surreal 
 arserocket wrote:
me likee spoonee lotsee

 
Me too, actually, Spoon and Cake go nicely together.  
Just saw them last week in Vancouver, and Britt played this solo and acoustic... so good!
me likee spoonee lotsee
 Posted: Mar 15, 2006 - 20:41 shiekstar wrote:
Fantastic...about time that SPOON gets played. GREAT JOB RP!

 
Wow...this track's first comment was right around when I started listening to RP way back in October 2005 (I know....ancient in Internet years!) - and BnR's inclusion of Spoon in their playlist is part of why I've been an RP fan ever since.   

Long Live RP!!

 DaidyBoy wrote:
I've found a new liking for this band.  Catchy little numbers, lyrically clever too.  They feel a bit like Cake to me, but not crap.

 
I know what you mean,
I have been warming up to them here lately also,
maybe we are finally catching up to them
I've found a new liking for this band.  Catchy little numbers, lyrically clever too.  They feel a bit like Cake to me, but not crap.
 fredriley wrote:
Has anything amusing ever happened to you in connection with spoons?

 
Years ago, a few of my dishes ran away with some of them; I didn't find it amusing at the time.
Has anything amusing ever happened to you in connection with spoons?
I only know them from this wonderful, idiosyncratic tune. But it's distinctive enough that I thought these might be the same guys.
 
 
 scadawizard wrote:
Swaying back and forth, back and forth, great beat.
 
A beat for the ages.
Swaying back and forth, back and forth, great beat.
Been liking quite a bit from this album. Perhaps I should purchase.
I saw Spoon and could only think of the Tick flying into battle
Spoon does seem a bit bent recently.  This is a good tune, too.  {#Chef}
Great song — have not heard in a loooong time

better than their more recent stuff... 
Another great set this morning! Thanks RP! Since i have the chance to hear this station, i cannot stand the commercial ones.
 vandal wrote:
Metacritic's #1 band of the decade. . .

{#Cheesygrin}
 
And mine, too...(maybe tied with Wilco) Genius. {#Notworthy}


Metacritic's #1 band of the decade. . .

{#Cheesygrin}

Good for the ears.{#Wink}


 BRT wrote:
you gotta love garage accustics
 
What?  Spoon rocks, especially this track.

you gotta love garage accustics
Never heard this band before. This tune grabbed me right away. Love it. Especially the simple but way effective acoustic guitar riff. Something about the SOUND of this track blows me away.
I love how the Wiki link takes you to a page about spoons (as in the utensil)
{#Cheesygrin}

Pretty good tunes though.

Of all the silverware in front of me, Spoon is my favorite.  {#Roflol}
additional spoon always welcome
Bump a point. This one caught my attention again. {#Bounce}
Good stuff!! I give it a dancing banana     {#Bananasplit}

That's a music I love , супер!


{#Confused}...polish the chrome,Honey...I'm coming home..{#Motor}
Oh, I haven't heard this song in forever!  Forgot how much I loved it.  Thanks, RP.
You can say "repetitive." I will say "well crafted pop tune." Most excellent.
 Nettle wrote:
, I think, in uninformed opinion...


 

Well, you got one thing right.
Nettle wrote:
sounds like billy joel on a bad night at the bar in the late 60s to me. Not that it's bad, I think, in my uninformed opinion, it's just that, trite piano bar music from a bored enterainer.
sounds like billy joel on a bad night at the bar in the late 60s to me. Not that it's bad, I think, in uninformed opinion, it's just that, trite piano bar music from a bored enterainer.
musikalia wrote:
I can't believe I'm the first one (on this page at least, too lazy to search further) to note how this song reminds me of Elvis Costello.
Dang! I was JUST about to post about how much this song reminds you of Elvis Costello.
Strong resemblance to Rockpile....Nick Lowe & Dave Edmunds.
I can't believe I'm the first one (on this page at least, too lazy to search further) to note how this song reminds me of Elvis Costello.
horstman wrote:
Like my country says "Bring it on". You'll find a big ass gun staring you right in the face. But that's okay, you have no morals, you'll come with your explosive vest.
So musicians should arm themselves to the teeth and shoot at anyone who steals their music? I'm sure Ted Nugent would be into it.
Hey, that's good! Never heard of them, but I love it!
Jaunty guitar riffs and walking bassline. I could use more of this. An 8
DoctorHooey wrote:
Sweet. I'm gonna come steal all your stuff.
Like my country says "Bring it on". You'll find a big ass gun staring you right in the face. But that's okay, you have no morals, you'll come with your explosive vest.
horstman wrote:
Yeah, and invading another country and stealing their natural resources and propping them up under the banner of "freedom" is just (if not more) illegal and we all still pay taxes to support it, right? Idealism and ultimate morality really only work in idealist situations.
Sweet. I'm gonna come steal all your stuff.
Skip wrote:
my wife and i went to Austin for our anniversary, missed them by one weekend. I did buy their new album at a cool record store there. (can't remember the name) Austin's a cool town, though i hope that it keeps it's character and doesn't grow too fast.
(click here) Almost 30 downtown condo projects underway presently. The link is to an interactive map of current projects; kind of nuts around here lately.
Skip wrote:
my wife and i went to Austin for our anniversary, missed them by one weekend. I did buy their new album at a cool record store there. (can't remember the name) Austin's a cool town, though i hope that it keeps it's character and doesn't grow too fast.
Waterloo Records...
my wife and i went to Austin for our anniversary, missed them by one weekend. I did buy their new album at a cool record store there. (can't remember the name) Austin's a cool town, though i hope that it keeps it's character and doesn't grow too fast.
DoctorHooey wrote:
Music piracy IS theft.
Yeah, and invading another country and stealing their natural resources and propping them up under the banner of "freedom" is just (if not more) illegal and we all still pay taxes to support it, right? Idealism and ultimate morality really only work in idealist situations.
cc_rider wrote:
Yeah, but he still STOLE the music from one of the hardest-working bands in Austin. They've been knockin' 'em dead around here for YEARS, and finally got their big break. They deserve the props and the MONEY. Spoon. Good.
Music piracy IS theft.
dionysius wrote:
Okay, you can stay in Austin even if you dissed Aretha (for chrissakes, man!).
Yeah, but he still STOLE the music from one of the hardest-working bands in Austin. They've been knockin' 'em dead around here for YEARS, and finally got their big break. They deserve the props and the MONEY. Spoon. Good.
Great set at Lolla!
:bananajam: :bananajumprope: :bananajam: :bananasplit: :bananajam: :dancingbanana: :bananajam: :dancingbanana_2: :bananajam:
How was Summerfest? I miss that whole week of debauchery. I bet Spoon put on a good show! darthblav wrote:
I love spoon. I can not wait for the new album and to see them live in a couple weeks at Summerfest!
I love spoon. I can not wait for the new album and to see them live in a couple weeks at Summerfest!
DigitalJer wrote:
Spoon is seriously growing on me - another gem I've found here, like Gomez, among others
Ditto.
themotion wrote:
this is one of the best albums i've illegally downloaded in a while ...
Okay, you can stay in Austin even if you dissed Aretha (for chrissakes, man!).
this is one of the best albums i've illegally downloaded in a while ...
Ho Hum, boring :wall:
roodboy wrote:
im confused by all the positive comments for this song - i only joined RP yesterday but this is by far the most boring track i have heard so far
Welcome roodboy. Stay tuned. I didn't like this much the first time but it grows on you. And if it doesn't - well that's OK -Bill & Rebecca will play something you like. Guaranteed/
i really like how this emoticon sums :whipit: up the song :angel:
If you get a chance, listen to the whole album in a sitting. Kind of brings everything together, I think. roodboy wrote:
im confused by all the positive comments for this song - i only joined RP yesterday but this is by far the most boring track i have heard so far
roodboy wrote:
im confused by all the positive comments for this song - i only joined RP yesterday but this is by far the most boring track i have heard so far
Give it a few listens bloke. It definitely grows on you. Uhhuh AHHHHYeah
im confused by all the positive comments for this song - i only joined RP yesterday but this is by far the most boring track i have heard so far
Hello, This song is certainly in heavy rotation lately... Neil
jablan wrote:
They should definitely do something about that guitar...
Lessons?
It is good and all, but after a couple of hundred listens the dry guitar backing turns a bit repetitive and dull. And i long for some Lennon instead.
Another cd I bought thanks to RP.
jablan wrote:
They should definitely do something about that guitar...
:clap: :clap: :clap: :clap:
They should definitely do something about that guitar...
Spoon is seriously growing on me - another gem I've found here, like Gomez, among others
10. Likely my fave disc of the decade so far.
Nice transition from CH. Nearly seamless.
ObsidianInfinity wrote:
HAHA!
How about Spooning?
7 :arrow: 8
Fantastic song on a fantastic album, but it's a minor shame "I Turn My Camera On" hasn't made RP's playlist. Sure, the song sounds like a cut off of "Some Girls", but it's got more energy than an Iranian nuclear reactor.
This is SUCH an underrated band! I've loved just about everything they've put out--especially in the Stranger Than Fiction soundtrack. :clap:
7 => 8 So nice.
summon me and i shall come. :whipit:
Love the Red
cute. guitar is a bit overwhelming though...
Bill, I love it! Just bought off iTunes. Never heard of this band before this.
My rating for this little gem continues to climb. It randomly barges into my head periodically and then won't leave. Damn fine song.
Forget the spoon... Use the fork, Luke!
Baby_M wrote:
Spoon, I summon you--and bring Knife and Fork with you. I'm hungry.
How about chopsticks?
jberko wrote:
Sounds a bit like Syd Barrett
Ok, I don't want to see any more parallels between spoon and floyd.
Spoon, I summon you--and bring Knife and Fork with you. I'm hungry.
rasta_tiger wrote:
Couldn't they think up a better name than Spoon? Was Spork taken?
HAHA!
I summon you to listen to spoon my love
Sounds a bit like Syd Barrett
boyblair wrote:
i must be missing something. This is repetitive and dull. Must be a grower
You might need a Spoonguard then. (click here)Not me though. I like it.
i must be missing something. This is repetitive and dull. Must be a grower
Somehow I don't agree that Crowded House (just played) sounds like the Beatles, yet this sounds just like ELO to me . . .
man. work is really cutting into my undivided RP enjoyment! love this!
Spooooooooooooooooooooooon!
Ok, I'm convinced, this song is awesome, thanks Bill!
:bananajam: :bananajumprope: :bananapiano: :bananasplit: :dancingbanana_2: :dancingbanana: :clap: :whistle: :cheers: :bounce: :drummer: :sunny: :dancingbanana_2: :dancingbanana: :bananapiano: :bananajumprope: :bananajam:
Couldn't they think up a better name than Spoon? Was Spork taken?
I liked this so much I just donated $20 to RP!
I like the lead singer's voice. And they remind me of the Beatles too...
First time I heard this, I did not care for it at all. It's up to a 7 by now.
Farquwaar wrote:
Just a tremendous song from a trememdous band on a tremendous albumn....did I say tremendous?
Yes, the Donald, you did. :wink: Quite likeable...I'm really digging this new Schpooon.
Just a tremendous song from a trememdous band on a tremendous albumn....did I say tremendous?
Jacksonstat wrote:
Bill's reading my mind again... I was just thinking about Spoon :eek:
Bill's reading my mind again! I thought, as this BRILLIANT song by this BRILLIANT group came on. All hail to the Chief of RP! and may all Godspeed bring Spoon to light in the collective consciousness out there! On the verge, methinks... :hearteyes: :music: :yell:
Darlington wrote:
One of the best 2-3 CD's that came out last year. Glad to hear something off of it on RP.
And the best song on the album -- one of my favorite songs of the year!
I'm thinking "Beatles" for some reason...
YESSSSSSSSSS!!!!!!!!!!!
What a catchy tune. Repetitive but nice. Thanks Bill!
One of the best 2-3 CD's that came out last year. Glad to hear something off of it on RP.
dionysius wrote:
:roflol: Wish the song elicited half as good a response as The Tick! I dressed up as American Maid a few Halloweens ago...
Bill's reading my mind again... I was just thinking about Spoon :eek:
jhorn3 wrote:
I like Spoon!
I like rusty spoons!
I like Spoon!
I just took this CD on a road trip last week and listened to the entire thing. Highly enjoyable. This tune is one my faves.
decent song to hear every now and then. can't say i'm too impressed with the album as a whole, though.