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Gomez — All Too Much
Album: How We Operate
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5.9

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Total ratings: 147









Released: 2006
Length: 4:25
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You can make up a list of the things you want
Could be anything
When you've crossed them all off and there's nothing left
Just start again

The occasional milestone on your path
Shows how far you've come
But the record will show when it's all too much
And not enough

So step right up
(Everything's just fine)
I'm only here to do what's right

If it cannot be slowed and it's too late to change
Just cover up
Keep it spinning around out of control
Till it's hard to stop
Like a moth to the flame you can't resist
You have to get involved
Why did you get involved?

So step right up
(Everything's just fine)
I'm only here to do what's right
(Step right up)
Don't worry, I'm on it

Tell us, what's your secret?
How come it works every time?
You make it look so easy
Like you don't even try

Tell us, what's your secret?
Have you got something to hide?
If giving up's so easy
Why do you even try?

And the record will show you were falling fast
It was all too much
And you weren't fast enough

So step right up
(Everything's just fine)
Don't worry, I'm on it

Tell us, what's the secret?
How come it works every time?
You make it look so easy
Like you don't even try

Tell us, what's your secret?
Have you got something to hide?
If giving up's so easy
Why do you even try?

It's like you don't even try
It's never all too much
Yeah, not enough
It's like you don't even try
It's never all too much
Yeah, not enough
Comments (33)add comment
Yep, it's weird how some songs kinda sound generic. I'm sure the band didn't expect it to sound that way but it kinda does. fatcatjb wrote:
if this song were on any other radio station, I would have moved on...just sounds like an ordinary, everyday rock song with occasionally breathy vocals
Barf. :puke: thats been done a million times or so
Is this a bit Eddie Vedder-ish?
Farquwaar wrote:
Why, because something maybe more "listenable" than previous releases, does that make a band a sell out. Thats what your saying aren't you? This is a very good Gomez disc. Listen closer it may just be your ears are not hearing the growth.
I think that this album doesn't show the growth or potential that their earlier albums express. "In Your Gun" was probably their climax as far as musical genius, depth, and pure playing power. Its been a downward spiral from there (not a big spiral mind you) with this album and I see them making more money and increasing their fan base all of which is good. But for me, myself, I think this album doesn't cut it. You can think whatever the hell you want. Remember, we come here to express our opinions and share common (or uncommon thoughts). Your point is well taken. I just don't care for your intepretation of my opinion.
Camera Obscura to Gomez! Someone's been looking at my iPod!
sounds like they found a few good hooks and kinda patched 'em together . . .
ndfan75 wrote:
Don't think Gomez will ever be compared to Barkley. They're both just another band tryin to make it in an ADD world. Pretty much the same as it's ever been. ps. I'm definitely gona make a roadtrip to Austin and try to catch Gomez and String Cheese Incident during ACL this year. pps I'll be hittin Coopers in Llano instead of Stubbs for bbq tho...mmm pure bliss.pork chop yum.
Coopers? . . . trader. :snooty:
if this song were on any other radio station, I would have moved on...just sounds like an ordinary, everyday rock song with occasionally breathy vocals
Don't think Gomez will ever be compared to Barkley. They're both just another band tryin to make it in an ADD world. Pretty much the same as it's ever been. ps. I'm definitely gona make a roadtrip to Austin and try to catch Gomez and String Cheese Incident during ACL this year. pps I'll be hittin Coopers in Llano instead of Stubbs for bbq tho...mmm pure bliss.pork chop yum.
Eul0gy wrote:
I live in a pop-culture vacuum of my own making. I don't care if gomez suddenly became as widely known as Gnarls Barkley, all that matters is what you think of this song. But make no mistake, that doesn't it matters to anyone but you.
Maybe I live in my own pop-culture bubble. Would being as widely known as Gnarls Barkley be all that widely known? Who is Gnarls Barkley? As for this song... Not as good as some of the others being played off this album, but not bad. -mt-
Eul0gy wrote:
Selling out is changing your style to appeal to more people to make more money. They might've just natrually gone in this direction, but the existance of somewhere near a million other bands doing this exact thing... You shouldn't like everything and everything shouldn't be doing it's best to get you to like it. I live in a pop-culture vacuum of my own making. I don't care if gomez suddenly became as widely known as Gnarls Barkley, all that matters is what you think of this song. But make no mistake, that doesn't it matters to anyone but you.
A million other bands doing this exact thing
?? HUH?? Time to seal the vault again on that pop-culture vacuum.....
Farquwaar wrote:
Why, because something maybe more "listenable" than previous releases, does that make a band a sell out. Thats what your saying aren't you? This is a very good Gomez disc. Listen closer it may just be your ears are not hearing the growth.
Selling out is changing your style to appeal to more people to make more money. They might've just natrually gone in this direction, but the existance of somewhere near a million other bands doing this exact thing... You shouldn't like everything and everything shouldn't be doing it's best to get you to like it. I live in a pop-culture vacuum of my own making. I don't care if gomez suddenly became as widely known as Gnarls Barkley, all that matters is what you think of this song. But make no mistake, that doesn't it matters to anyone but you.
This isn't my favorite song on the album, but it's good to hear something different from the album being represented....I cannot get tired of these guys, though. Just too good.
I like this song because it is Gomez, but I can't shake the feeling this is what Coldplay would sound like after smoking a hookah. Good song, but nowhere near the heights of Bring it on.
horstman wrote:
Yeah, well, given the choice between musical artistry, integrity, and total loyal fan base or the prospect of money, more money, and more money I may be inclined towards the latter too. Then again, Gomez may be driven by the desires of their record label which is really driven by the bottom dollar like most enterprises in America, right? Anyway, I've posted my disappointment with this band's new album before and I will again. It is not up to their quality work.
Why, because something maybe more "listenable" than previous releases, does that make a band a sell out. Thats what your saying aren't you? This is a very good Gomez disc. Listen closer it may just be your ears are not hearing the growth.
I was hoping this was the foo fighters, I have not listened to Gomez much. I like it.
birdboy wrote:
this one is a bit too mainstream-radio-friendly for my taste, but hey, gomez gotta pay the bills too ya know...
Yeah, well, given the choice between musical artistry, integrity, and total loyal fan base or the prospect of money, more money, and more money I may be inclined towards the latter too. Then again, Gomez may be driven by the desires of their record label which is really driven by the bottom dollar like most enterprises in America, right? Anyway, I've posted my disappointment with this band's new album before and I will again. It is not up to their quality work.
Bill must really like Gomez. Plays the band almost every day. It would be cool to have a overall average rating for all songs of the band.
this song is strangly good
Yep. Still like it.
Sounds kind of like the lead singer from Live. Otherwise, not particularly impressive.
Mari wrote:
... I guess Bill and Rebecca really like Gomez as their is a total of 7/12 tracks on the playlist from this album alone, wow! I like Gomez too but 'It's All Too Much', please spread the wealth, how about some Kate and Anna McGarrigle please, just to show me you care? Please? ... Grovel? ... :pray: ... OK, done, satisfied? ... oh, this is How We Operate, right? ...
Yeah, you'd think by the average rating, they'd realize everyone isn't sooooo impressed. I agree with previous comments about the commercial sound to this.. that dropped it a little lower for me.
The vocals on this one remind me a little of Robert Palmer.
... I guess Bill and Rebecca really like Gomez as their is a total of 7/12 tracks on the playlist from this album alone, wow! I like Gomez too but 'It's All Too Much', please spread the wealth, how about some Kate and Anna McGarrigle please, just to show me you care? Please? ... Grovel? ... :pray: ... OK, done, satisfied? ... oh, this is How We Operate, right? ...
Sounds quite a bit like The Manic Street Preachers. :think:
I like it a lot!
I'm a big fan of Gomez, but at first listen this doesn't do much for me. Sounds made for FM radio.
Don't really know what to think on this first audio of the new Gomez album. Anyone out there knows any more about it..?
birdboy wrote:
this one is a bit too mainstream-radio-friendly for my taste, but hey, gomez gotta pay the bills too ya know...
Agreed, it's not my favorite either. But they still ROCK!!!
this one is a bit too mainstream-radio-friendly for my taste, but hey, gomez gotta pay the bills too ya know...
I'm just learning about them, but I've enjoyed what I've heard so far.
Woo hoo!!! I am going to see them in June!
GOMEZ! Damn