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Cracker — Something You Ain't Got
Album: Greenland
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Released: 2006
Length: 5:12
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Well the first dance cost me a quarter,
and the second dance cost me my heart
Now I'm here on this barstool,
like a circle it ends where it starts
And it goes something like this
Always a swing and a miss

Well I ain't seen you since I drank all night
Now my eyes are black 'cause I fought all night
I come stumblin' home to sleep alone but it's alright
yeah it's alright
And it's hard to tell what it is and what it's not
Until it is something that you ain't got
It's something you ain't got
It's something you ain't got

Well I woke up hung over in the squalor
where I make my home
Ate my heart out for breakfast,
then I met the day stoned
And it goes something like this
Always a swing and a miss

Well I ain't seen you since I drank all night
Now my eyes are black 'cause I fought all night
I come stumblin' home to sleep alone but it's alright
yeah it's alright
And it's hard to tell what it is and what it's not
Until it is something that you ain't got
It's something you ain't got
It's something you ain't got
It's something you ain't got
It's something you ain't got

(Guitar Solo)

Well I ain't seen you since I drank all night
Now my eyes are black 'cause I fought all night
I come stumblin' home to sleep alone but it's alright
yeah it's alright
And it's hard to tell what it is and what it's not
Until it is something that you ain't got
It's something you ain't got
It's something you ain't got
It's something you ain't got
It's something you ain't got

'cause it's alright, yeah it's alright
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 MrStatenIsle wrote:
Ah, it's always Cracker when I hear something I like and look up to the screen. I like the only song radio played, 'Low', back in the day, but nice to hear lots of their other stuff here on RP. Yeah!
 
YES! More Cracker. No Brainer.
Ah, it's always Cracker when I hear something I like and look up to the screen. I like the only song radio played, 'Low', back in the day, but nice to hear lots of their other stuff here on RP. Yeah!
Better than Isbell.
really pathetic lyrics
Reminds me of Gerry Rafferty - possibly {#Ask}
What a toe tapper song!
Radio Cracker.  
Not too bad. It's actually a very logical move from 'What Light?' from Wilco. Nice work RP.
Now his eyes are black 'cause he farts all night? Definitely one for the misheard lyrics archive. 
 idiot_wind wrote:
This song makes me want to drink whiskey and watch the girls walk by...in their summer clothes.  

 
Better, invite them to drink whiskey with you. Be bold and bolder. 
This song makes me want to drink whiskey and watch the girls walk by...in their summer clothes.  
I like the male/female vocals complimenting each other. Her high voice sounds great with his.
 Stingray wrote:

You say CRACKER play Country & Western...?

Are you serious?



 
Oh, excuuuuuuse me, "alt country".   Sheesh.  {#Devil_pimp}
 rdo wrote:
I normally don't like Cracker or country western music, but this ain't bad.   {#Cowboy}

 

You say CRACKER play Country & Western...?

Are you serious?


I prefer CRACKER over WILCO at any given time!
 The_Walrus wrote:
Awful

 
Nah.. Not bad.. Now, go Coo Coo ka Choo outta here..


Awful
Ho.  Hum.
 rdo wrote:
I normally don't like Cracker or country western music, but this ain't bad.   {#Cowboy}

  not even close to " country "


 Byronape wrote:

macdouchebags?


 
McIdiot
Dribble and whine your arse off,awful track.
I don't like whiny people. Why would I like whiny songs?
These guys put on a great live show.
I normally don't like Cracker or country western music, but this ain't bad.   {#Cowboy}
Awesome Cracker Song!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! thanks Bill
Seen Cracker a bunch in Richmond, Virginia.

Oh and I Luv me some WILCO.  White Light reminded me to give to the fund to keep your station going.  Loving the CA sounds in RVA! CDEE 
 TJS wrote:
7 > 8

Many people in this thread are bitching about RP selling out, etc.  For me, as someone who doesn't listen to broadcast radio at all, I find the song selection very refreshing.  I don't mind that Bill plays hits, because they can still be good songs and the hits are definitely the small majority of tracks played here.  I'll never claim to like all of the selections on RP since I don't like Bob Dylan, am apathetic about the Beatles, and don't really care for reggae, still, If RP has "sold out" you'd never know by the lack of commercials and adverts.

 

 

 

 

     That's why we're here. This place rocks. Period. {#Clap}
We just saw Cracker, Friday night playing on a stage in a parking lot of a mega grocery store in Hobart Indiana. And for those that think that is a bad thing, it ain't! They were as good as when we saw them in a midwest pub many years ago. They rocked the stage, gave back to the audience, played obscure Camper songs and popular Cracker songs. This band is all about the fans. And we will remain Cracker fans forever.
7 > 8

Many people in this thread are bitching about RP selling out, etc.  For me, as someone who doesn't listen to broadcast radio at all, I find the song selection very refreshing.  I don't mind that Bill plays hits, because they can still be good songs and the hits are definitely the small majority of tracks played here.  I'll never claim to like all of the selections on RP since I don't like Bob Dylan, am apathetic about the Beatles, and don't really care for reggae, still, If RP has "sold out" you'd never know by the lack of commercials and adverts.

 

 

 


Love Cracker and Camper VB
This is a great song - first time I heard it though I thought it might be Barney Bentall (obscure Canadian reference, most won't know what I'm talking about, but those that do - what do you think?) 
 Shesdifferent wrote:
Cracker sounds like Wilco sounds like Cracker.
 
Sure enough. They 'feel' a bit like each other, though Cracker can do different styles, unlike the one-paced Wilco. Cracker's Sidi Ifni is distinctive, genre-busting and memorable, and they do some pretty rockin' numbers. This isn't one of them, sadly, and the Nottingham jury has to downgrade it from snoozeville to irritating (much as many RP folk think of the jury, I'm sure).
In whatever manifestation I really like this band. Maybe the Camper more but still.....{#Cheers}
 WonderLizard wrote:
So if Lady Gaga opened for them, you'd have cheese and Cracker?
 
They used to open for themselves - as Camper Van Beethoven. Haven't done that lately tho...
{#Arrow}  9
 macbags wrote:
LOOKS LIKE THE PARADISE HAS WASHED AWAY

THIS IS NO PARADISE.  WHAT HAPPENED.  SOLD OUT?

i WANT MY MONEY BACK!!!!!
 
macdouchebags?

Great, love them!
Great song 
So if Lady Gaga opened for them, you'd have cheese and Cracker?

My pet polly likes this band


... and this is his aspirations.  I can only imagine what his reality is like. 
Have to admit this song grows on you.
 Cynaera wrote:

Jeezus - are you Stingray with a new moniker???  All capital letters means shouting, so I have to assume you're shouting your displeasure. Thanks for deafening me.

Your money's in the mail.  Now go away.

 
very true comment!!

 macbags wrote:
LOOKS LIKE THE PARADISE HAS WASHED AWAY

THIS IS NO PARADISE.  WHAT HAPPENED.  SOLD OUT?

i WANT MY MONEY BACK!!!!!
 
Jeezus - are you Stingray with a new moniker???  All capital letters means shouting, so I have to assume you're shouting your displeasure. Thanks for deafening me.

Your money's in the mail.  Now go away.

 Shesdifferent wrote:
Cracker sounds like Wilco sounds like Cracker.
 
What she said.

Great album though. My favorite Cracker.

LOOKS LIKE THE PARADISE HAS WASHED AWAY

THIS IS NO PARADISE.  WHAT HAPPENED.  SOLD OUT?

i WANT MY MONEY BACK!!!!!
 Stingray wrote:
CRACKER IS REAL ROCK 'n' ROLL!
Great songwriting!
Great "singing" (though he can`t sing),
great-great guitar
rhythm, melody, harmonies!
AND A SUPER LIVE-BAND!

CRACKER IS FOR INSIDERS!
 
Agreed!
Cracker sounds like Wilco sounds like Cracker.
Nice and gentle tune.
Kind of, sorta "liked" this song when it first started getting air time.  It is really starting to tire me out now....  {#Eek}

CRACKER IS REAL ROCK 'n' ROLL!
Great songwriting!
Great "singing" (though he can`t sing),
great-great guitar
rhythm, melody, harmonies!
AND A SUPER LIVE-BAND!

CRACKER IS FOR INSIDERS!

 Segue wrote:
Cracker gets better and better. Love the new stuff.
 

It's funny, I feel the opposite.
Cracker gets better and better. Love the new stuff.
very nice tune, good song writing don't got spell check {#Dancingbanana_2}

 Seahunt wrote:
Just saw them and CVB in DC.  Awesome.  Still can't figure out why all these old people were there =).
 
Obviously, good taste is something they don't have.
Just saw them and CVB in DC.  Awesome.  Still can't figure out why all these old people were there =).
 crockydile wrote:
Why is it that grammar we correct in 3 year-olds is somehow okay in a song?  {#Think}

Tolerance for it is something I ain't got...
 

It is called artistic expression; look it up.{#Rolleyes}

 crockydile wrote:
Why is it that grammar we correct in 3 year-olds is somehow okay in a song?  {#Think}

Tolerance for it is something I ain't got...
 
cuz you gotta fit it into the rhythm of the song, I guess.

THANKS rp LOVE THE WORDS!


 joshfm wrote:
This has been a great set of music! Thanks RP.
  Yes!!!

This has been a great set of music! Thanks RP.

Songs like this bring out the hillbilly in me.  "you got a purty mouth"


GREAT SONG - FANTASTIC BAND!!

"9"
 DaMoGan wrote:
crockydile wants you off his lawn...
 
...and take that Cracker racket with you! (I actually like some of the tunes on their new CD.)


 midreaming wrote:

 crockydile wrote:
Why is it that grammar we correct in 3 year-olds is somehow okay in a song?  {#Think}

Tolerance for it is something I ain't got...
  errr.. this is called poetic license me thinks. take yer geritol and look it up.

 

crockydile wants you off his lawn...


A nice, relaxed pop-song...
 peter_james_bond wrote:

Don't bother asking him. The lazy critics simply throw out the word "overplayed" when they've got nothing else to say. If you asked him to fire up a few neurons to come up with an intelligent critique he would fail, because intelligence is something he ain't got.

 

Sorry. I guess I have a knee-jerk reaction to challenge when people use the word overplayed on RP.
 Marr wrote:
Define "overplayed" please. From what I can tell the last time this was played was almost a week ago.
 
Don't bother asking him. The lazy critics simply throw out the word "overplayed" when they've got nothing else to say. If you asked him to fire up a few neurons to come up with an intelligent critique he would fail, because intelligence is something he ain't got.

 SuzenJueL wrote:
FULL Of Cliche's that i actually LIKE!
 
Those are the best kind! {#Yes}
Why is it that grammar we correct in 3 year-olds is somehow okay in a song?  {#Think}

Tolerance for it is something I ain't got...
 Papernapkin wrote:
Overplayed.
 

Define "overplayed" please. From what I can tell the last time this was played was almost a week ago.

Overplayed.
 deepwoodskev wrote:

Yup. Agreed!!
 Agree.  I have it on heavy rotation 

Come to think of it, I just uploaded a couple more songs from it.  Have not had much luck with my uploads though.......especially recently


 Oregon_Steve wrote:
Love this band, love their new album (Sunrise In The Land Of Milk And Honey), which has some of their best stuff in years.  Lots of high-energy tunes with great Lowery lyrics, often delivered in near-punk style, with a bit of twang.  Check it out.
 
Yup. Agreed!!
 nimesay wrote:
4 -> 7, I guess it's grown on me...
 

Ditto..... 6 > 7 for me.....
Love this band, love their new album (Sunrise In The Land Of Milk And Honey), which has some of their best stuff in years.  Lots of high-energy tunes with great Lowery lyrics, often delivered in near-punk style, with a bit of twang.  Check it out.
8 for the song, +1 for the Camper Van Beethoven pedigree.... {#Bounce}
4 -> 7, I guess it's grown on me...
 ThePoose wrote:
The erstwhile group that influenced so many others, The Band, originally called themselves The Crackers.
RIP Richard and Rick. Long live Levon. Robbie, drop the monster ego.
 
Sorry, Poose, you need to cite a source. I've never, ever heard of The Band having taken the name, The Crackers.

From Wikipedia:

The members of the Band first came together as they joined rockabilly singer Ronnie Hawkins' backing group, The Hawks, one by one between 1958 and 1963. Upon leaving Hawkins in 1964 they were known as The Levon Helm Sextet (the sixth member being sax player Jerry Penfound), then Levon and the Hawks (without Penfound). In 1965, they released a single on Ware Records under the name the Canadian Squires, but returned as Levon and the Hawks for a recording session for Atco later in 1965.<

FULL Of Cliche's that i actually LIKE!
 ThePoose wrote
Long live Levon. Robbie, drop the monster ego.
 
Levon is one of the coolest guys around. I hope his cancer treatments are going well.

The erstwhile group that influenced so many others, The Band, originally called themselves The Crackers.
RIP Richard and Rick. Long live Levon. Robbie, drop the monster ego.
Excelsior we get your point, please dont spam the site, i happen to love cracker, and thanks for sharing. yes ive heard better from them but this song is not bad at all.  {#Chillpill} out


There´s a song call "Cinderella", i think ( there isn´t in the credits of the album, it´s the last one, like an extra track), in a "kerosene hat" album , and when i hear it, still being impressed by  the powerful voice of the female singer. It´s  a  terrific song.  Anyone could say me her name and if she has some more work edited?

TKS.
 horstman wrote:
I'm hearing a lot of "World Party's-Put the message in the box", in this song.
 

Wow, Horstman, big ups on your music IQ!  I'm not sure I hear much more than a similar percussive style, but there is similarity there, and your allusion to World Party, brilliant.
 Excelsior wrote:
{#Puke}
 
Eat the right foods, don't drink... and this won't happen.

{#Puke}
{#No}  And again... what a horribly crappy group.

Something you ain't got:  talent.  {#Puke}
 shmuelman wrote:

Cracker is one of the best bands that you can see in a small venue. They put out a long, hard-rocking show. Catch them if you can, especially if they do a gig as Cracker / Camper Van Beethoven. I never miss them.


 

I'm going to look out for them.  I don't really know them and several times they have made me look in here to see who's playing.

Yes, most excellent.
:yawn: Yet another crappy, boring, nasal song by Cracker. Why do these guys get so much air time on here? There are much more talented bands out there that are more deserving.
Cracker is one of the best bands that you can see in a small venue. They put out a long, hard-rocking show. Catch them if you can, especially if they do a gig as Cracker / Camper Van Beethoven. I never miss them.
Great album Cracker rules!
earthbased wrote:
Apparently you are not familiar with Camper and Cracker.
Please enlighten us.
Anyone know what female is singing the backing vocals?
Darkmatter wrote:
Cracker goes Wilco. I like! :yes:
Apparently you are not familiar with Camper and Cracker.
Helchat wrote:
For some reason, that song really grosses me out! :no:
could that be the brilliant find: ate my heart out for breakfast? this is good!
For some reason, that song really grosses me out! :no:
The lyrics are just cheesy enough to get away with it. And the songwriting is as always brilliant when it comes to Cracker. May I have another? :mrgreen:
Always loved Cracker especially coupled with Leftover Salmon......YUM!
davidyoull wrote:
I love this with every bit of my cholesterol-laden heart.
i'll raise a french fry to that!
I love this with every bit of my cholesterol-laden heart.
Why do I love this song?
Nice.
Something You Ain't Got Brains! (or morals)
Excellent segue from Sam Roberts, Bill!
I really like Cracker, because they defy attempts to put them in a box. This is straight-up pop, done quite well, and a bit of a departure from what I'm used to from them. Which is a good thing in my opinion.
...what's amazing is that this is off the same album as sidi infi...
this song is boring. :yawn: and the opening line made me want to fart; speaking of farts
radioparadisehead wrote:
"My eyes are black 'cause I fart all night"?
Brilliant!
I really like Cracker, because they defy attempts to put them in a box. This is straight-up pop, done quite well, and a bit of a departure from what I'm used to from them. Which is a good thing in my opinion. Great lyrics too.
rtkmusic wrote:
What a brilliant opening line!
OMG! Just thot that... first lines are so important!
SoundsGoodToMe wrote:
"Well the first dance cost me a quarter, and the second dance cost me my heart"
What a brilliant opening line!
radioparadisehead wrote:
"My eyes are black 'cause I fart all night"?
Now my eyes are black 'cause I fought all night :no:
tigerspy wrote:
Actually, sounds like a Cracker tune. Dunno, but Lowery's voice let's me know I'm listening to Cracker, and I can't forget his Camper years. Johnny Hickman has a sound unique to Cracker. Maybe it's me, but I can't put Uncle Tupelo/Wilco sound in the same boat as Cracker. Different animal, different roots.
I need to do some research on this.
If you have a chance go see these guys. They put on a fine show for their loyal following.
radioparadisehead wrote:
"My eyes are black 'cause I fart all night"?
That's some powerful gas.
"My eyes are black 'cause I fart all night"?
drtjdel wrote:
Yes very Wilcoid. Wilcoidian. Wilcoidesque.
Actually, sounds like a Cracker tune. Dunno, but Lowery's voice let's me know I'm listening to Cracker, and I can't forget his Camper years. Johnny Hickman has a sound unique to Cracker. Maybe it's me, but I can't put Uncle Tupelo/Wilco sound in the same boat as Cracker. Different animal, different roots.
maxmox wrote:
Here we go. Yo!
:cheers: :bounce:
TooFew wrote:
Yeah, to some extent. I like this better than most of what I hear from Wilco-yeah, yeah, I know, I am a bloody Commie :pray: Toof
I never thought of it that way, but now that you have, I agree about the Wilco thing. The commie thing I don't know much about. Some of the Wilco fans I know are socialists. Does that count?
TooFew wrote:
Yeah, to some extent. I like this better than most of what I hear from Wilco-yeah, yeah, I know, I am a bloody Commie :pray: Toof
Did you pay your subscription? We are looking for you. Da. Never mind the bollocks, just keep the project in front. Meet us in St Petersburg; and don't forget.
Here we go. Yo!