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The Veils — Lavinia
Album: The Runaway Found
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Released: 2004
Length: 5:26
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See my love is asleep on the floor,
In a pose that's familiar.
See my son will just send you to war,
If the battle don't kill you.
I've a change in mind,
Calling all the time.

But I don't want to live at your side
Though the rose is vermilion,
'Cause I find it so hard to survive,
Without when within you,
My sweet Lavinia.

All my children asleep on the floor,
In a fire in the winter.
I don't know if I've been there before,
But the colour's familiar.
I've an age in mind
Calling all the time,
For my sweet Lavinia.

My sweet Lavinia.
For my sweet Lavinia.
My sweet...

My sweet Lavinia.
My sweet Lavinia.
My sweet Lavinia.
My sweet Lavinia.

Ohh. Ohh.

( Alternate Verse (live version):
All the years buried under the floor and the wounds in the parlours
Would have come up to greet us before if it werent for my heart cause
Give her name in mind its calling all the time )
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 Felix_The_Cat wrote:
Despite his duckish voice (or precisely due to it?) I really like this...
 
Yes, I find this group is growing on me as well.  I like the way the singer's voice so well conveys adolescent yearning and intensity.

 eroz wrote:
I love this song...but I'm not sure what Lucia has to do with it.
 
I was wondering the very same thing...{#Stupid}.

I love this song...but I'm not sure what Lucia has to do with it.
yes it is...like this alot. helgigermany wrote:
Very nice, voice , guitar, Arrangement, everything very nice!
 


Something about this song grabs me when it starts. Maybe the cello arrangement. It holds promise, but almost delivers. Want to hear more of this band.
I couldn't give a better summary.

 
tompoll wrote:
 


Very nice, voice , guitar, Arrangement, everything very nice!
I LOVE THE VEILS!!!!  I'm so sad they broke up.  Album 2 wasn't as good as the first.  This whole CD was so amazing.
You know, the vocals ARE terrible. But for some odd reason I don't mind at all. If he started singing Rigoletto, it wouldn't work. But as "bad" as the singing is, it adds to the particular sound of this piece of music, making it rather interesting, at least to my ears. 

Tom Waits.
Bob Dylan.
Bryan Johnson.

et al. 

At least its not some manufactured autotune pop-vocal.

 
 tompoll wrote:


 
I'm with ya' on this one

well I love his signing voice, just a notch down from melancholy
 Byronape wrote:
Very much reminds me of Black Lab.  I like it, but I'm also a Black Lab fan.
 
I like Black Labs too - great dogs to go walkies on the mountains with.

Does this singer have a bad case of adenoids, or what?

Very much reminds me of Black Lab.  I like it, but I'm also a Black Lab fan.
I don't get the Lavinia / Lucia dichotomy.
The Canada Goose, so fierce, with teeth on its tongue.
I agree, his voice is a bit contrived.

Despite his duckish voice (or precisely due to it?) I really like this...
 tompoll wrote:


Yes. This nails it. I felt this way too. :)
 


Here ya go...
Happy now?

See my love is asleep on the floor
In a pose that's familiar
See my sun will just send you to war
If the battle don't kill you

But I've changed in mind
She's calling all the time

That I don't want to live in your side
Though the rose is vermilion
And I find it so hard to survive
Without when within you

My sweet Lavinia
My sweet Lavinia

All the years buried under the floors
And the wounds in the parlour
Would have come up to greet us before
If it weren't for my heart because

I've her name in mine
And it's calling all the time

For my sweet Lavinia....

See my love is asleep on the floor

In a pose that's familiar
See my sun will just send you to war
If the battle don't kill you

I've a change in mind
She's calling all the time

But I don't want to live at your side
Though the rose is vermilion
Cause I find it so hard to survive
Without when within you

My sweet Lavinia
My sweet Lavinia

All the years buried under the floors
And the wounds in the parlour
Would have come up to greet us before
If it weren't for my heart because

I've her name in mind
It's calling all the time

For my sweet Lavinia

Lucia my love, in the darkness shine
Lucia my love, and you're not mine
Lucia my love, in silence so long
Lucia my love, no promise no more,
Lucia, I walk this unknown
My Lucia my lover my own
Lucia, my love, i leave here soon
Lucia, my love, my life's over when I come home
Lucia, Lucia... two three four


 wenatchee wrote:
He should mumble with the lead of the Be Good Tanya's   - ugh
 
tee hee!

Let's see: it would go something like, "meooww!!!!; blurble blurble blurble; Meow meow meow MEOOOOOOW; BLURRRRRBLE!!"

I don't have a problem with this one.  I even like the vocals, but then again, I'm not into sweets....
WOW what a great sound not only the voice but the whole production is a welcome new sound ... Most Excellent ... well done RP once again ...

Truly awful. My first 1 rating, too.
this may be my first "1" rating...
He should mumble with the lead of the Be Good Tanya's   - ugh
SweTex
(Swede living in Texas)
Posted: Jul 21, 2009 - 14:22 < Reply >


 lawman wrote: What language is he singing in?
 
gumby wrote:
Annoyish

 

{#Roflol}


I like the comments, like this one, so funny : )
Love this song, may be because I don't need to understand the lyrics (still difficult to me to get it at first listening). May be I am being lucky? 
guess that car in the cd cover is very popular




I don't hate the vocals — I actually sort of like them. I just wish the producer had mixed them a little more behind the music.

My, my this poor gent needs pain medication and possible hospitalization.
I do so hope he gets a room with padded walls, you certainly wouldn't want
him spreading his misfortune.

i am noticing a very common theme on RP - mostly very repetitive songs
wenatchee
(Duvall, WA)
Posted: Aug 06, 2009 - 07:23 < Reply >

 andrewmi wrote: If this song was played without the vocal track I would probably rate it about 5 points higher.  In the meantime, pardon me as I remove my headphones.


I am with this comment - give the vocals to some other artist

please!
Uninteresting, whiney, and it drags on.  Cheer up for cryin out loud
{#Curtain}
Love this song and if you get a chance please check out the video for it.  Excellently made and just melted when it draws you in.  Can't say where or I will give away part of the musical journey on film.
{#Cheers}
Authentic post-addiction agony - misery bleeds through hemorrhagic voice.
Lavinia is a Shakespeare drama character right?

Hits a fine line between annoyish and appealican.  So far, I give it a 6.
I came across the room to hit MUTE, which is very rare for me. 
2
Lovin it emmotional
3 in a row, depressing, groaning tunes.  Gee, what a way to end a workday.... sigh!
 jedley wrote:
There is not a single surprise to be found in this song. Every chord change, when not repeated ad nauseum, is telegraphed. Every melodic phrase is exactly what a decent songwriter would discard because it's so obvious. Every change in dynamics is conventional. Hey, I'm glad we live in a time where pretty much anyone can produce a decent sound from their laptop, exponentially increasing the number of musicians publishing albums. But at the same time I mourn the consequential decline of SONGWRITING... This song sounds good, but there's nothing to it. Solid 2.

 
right and everyone with a keyboard is a critic
relax and enjoy the music maybe you'll find a chord change you like

This is quite a soulful song...even if it's a tad bit over the top. 
 andrewmi wrote:
If this song was played without the vocal track I would probably rate it about 5 points higher.  In the meantime, pardon me as I remove my headphones.
 
I am with this comment - give the vocals to some other artist

Nothing a little prune juice might help. Wow..

 lawman wrote: What language is he singing in?
 
gumby wrote:

Annoyish

 

{#Roflol}
{#Yes}and I like it ! Ando wrote:

I hear a less smooth Jeff Buckley. Not bad...
 


 lawman wrote:
What language is he singing in?
 
Annoyish

I echo earlier posts re: this sound sounding reminiscent of a Jeff Buckley song. But I like it - and moreso than many others it seems...
Most excellent. I should upload some songs from the other Veils albums.
"Oooohhhhhhh.... waaaaaaaahhhhhhhh....."
If this song was played without the vocal track I would probably rate it about 5 points higher.  In the meantime, pardon me as I remove my headphones.
What language is he singing in?
 jedley wrote:
There is not a single surprise to be found in this song. Every chord change, when not repeated ad nauseum, is telegraphed. Every melodic phrase is exactly what a decent songwriter would discard because it's so obvious. Every change in dynamics is conventional. Hey, I'm glad we live in a time where pretty much anyone can produce a decent sound from their laptop, exponentially increasing the number of musicians publishing albums. But at the same time I mourn the consequential decline of SONGWRITING... This song sounds good, but there's nothing to it. Solid 2.

 

I've purchased 1 CD from this band and, based on what I've heard here, they are quite good. "Every change in dynamics is conventional." Conventional by who's standards? I'm certainly grateful I don't dissect a song in the same way you do.

See full size image   the horror.......the horror.........
Happy Friday, Love this song, I imagine a man signing to a beautiful woman who really doesn't know he's alive.
Oh dear, I like it{#Wave}
UGH.
Yea, this pretty much sucks on every level
There is not a single surprise to be found in this song. Every chord change, when not repeated ad nauseum, is telegraphed. Every melodic phrase is exactly what a decent songwriter would discard because it's so obvious. Every change in dynamics is conventional. Hey, I'm glad we live in a time where pretty much anyone can produce a decent sound from their laptop, exponentially increasing the number of musicians publishing albums. But at the same time I mourn the consequential decline of SONGWRITING... This song sounds good, but there's nothing to it. Solid 2.

Started OK, but got a bit repetitive for me.
Amazed people have a problem with his voice. My first reaction to this song: What Robert Plant song is this?
mute
 govna wrote:


actually, this is a close 2nd, behind Vast's "Dead Angels." That may be one of the worst songs to ever grace any type of radio.

PRETTY FUCKING CLOSE THOUGH.
 
Too original for you, I see you tend to like mainstream rock.  Maybe you should find another
station, because RP is not going to play just mainstream rock and pop.  Actually your local
FM is probably where you will find the kind of music you like.  See ya!!!!!!!!! 



That was Baa-d. 
Where'd this, " Lucia," version come from?
Wow, Sure is a lot of hate here.

And this isn't even a Neil Young song.
Then I'd join in.

 As it is, this is a great song from an equally talented band.

I hear a less smooth Jeff Buckley. Not bad...
Great song!
(I love depressing songs (call me EMO :-) )
my goodness, what a depressnig set!
 exciter76 wrote:
I'm the only one who reognize a "Brian Molko" way in this song?....
 
I think your comparison is the closest... in fact I thought this was Placebo.


i wonder what it'd sound like if he didn't stick his fist in his mouth every other phrase... :P
This song is boring to me.
 govna wrote:


actually, this is a close 2nd, behind Vast's "Dead Angels." That may be one of the worst songs to ever grace any type of radio.

PRETTY FUCKING CLOSE THOUGH.
 

wow, wow, where is all the hate coming from man? {#Chillpill}

i thoght it's suede first...good song
{#Music}


Sounds like the lead singer for The Waterboys

it was ok at first, but man, the name got painful there at the end


Although his voice is decidedly different I kind of like this, I love the melody, the music, a lot.I guess I must like "different". But what is up with Lucia?
I think it's time to take the singer out behind the woodshed and give him the "Ol' Yeller" treatment, for his sake and for all of ours. My ears are bleeding...
lathyris wrote:
This gets my vote for worst song in the RP library. It simply hasn't grown on me at ALL in this entire past year. And I've given it many a chance. Sorry Veils, you suck!
actually, this is a close 2nd, behind Vast's "Dead Angels." That may be one of the worst songs to ever grace any type of radio. PRETTY FUCKING CLOSE THOUGH.
lathyris wrote:
This gets my vote for worst song in the RP library. It simply hasn't grown on me at ALL in this entire past year. And I've given it many a chance. Sorry Veils, you suck!
This is brilliant, a beautiful love song.
that was very nice
lathyris wrote:
This gets my vote for worst song in the RP library. ...
No, that honor would have to be reserved for the shreiking asian woman on the back of the motorscooter we have been subjected to lately.
This tune has grown on me. It has a smokey bar sort of feel. Reminds me of a long time ago sitting there staring at a pretty girl, but never getting up the nerve to talk to her....
Let go of this poor guy's nose--he sounds terrible...
Excelsior wrote:
Bronchitis?
Funny!!
very entertaining...good music
arserocket wrote:
This is raw and brilliant - his voice has actually got something
Bronchitis?
xtalman wrote:
Somebody please put the cat out of its misary.
Please. This guy's voice is sheer torture to listen to. A solid 1 for that alone, nevermind the music. Thank god for the mute button!!
kylemichael wrote:
The vocals sound a lot like Radiohead.
If you put Thom Yorke's foot in a blender while he sang, it might sound like this.
kylemichael wrote:
The vocals sound a lot like Radiohead.
I guess only if Thom had been hit in the nuts..
xtalman wrote:
Somebody please put the cat out of its misary.
OK can we listen to the song now? #8.
Ooh this is completely different from the version I have
The vocals sound a lot like Radiohead.
This is the first time I've heard this song. I love it. Some very mean comments posted. I love the raw vocals.
Somebody please put the cat out of its misary.
I really like this song, the vocals are raw and moving. The music just makes you want to float, a nice combo!!!!!!!! Perfect!
I veer only from "God, this is so annoying" to "It's not quite so bad as I remember" - today it's annoying to a migraine inducing extreme.
This gets my vote for worst song in the RP library. It simply hasn't grown on me at ALL in this entire past year. And I've given it many a chance. Sorry Veils, you suck!
joyjoy wrote:
I love this song/this group. Thank you!
I quite agree!!!!
This is raw and brilliant - his voice has actually got something compared to so many snores out there - I love it.
This is DREADFUL - please make it stop!!!
I'm usually rather sensative to bad singing, but this really moves me. Although, I can see what it would drive other people nuts.
bokey wrote:
This is a noble goal I too am pursueing.I know the guys a great musician.Kind of scary that him and Phil Collins were allowed to sing together though.I would think NATO should have stepped in and stopped that one. I would even cut a Bush family member slack for nuking Genesis.Damn irresponsible not to.
Only if they nail the Almann Bros. first. Gabriel is fantastic. Collins needs to shut up and play the drums. You need remedial music appreciation classes. ; ) And I won't cut the fascist first family any slack. Ever.
robco1 wrote:
I gave this a 7 the first time I heard it. Now the voice (singing with pebbles in your mouth) is taking it way down for me.
The vocals ruin what would otherwise (for me) be a decent song. 2
I gave this a 7 the first time I heard it. Now the voice (singing with pebbles in your mouth) is taking it way down for me.
cc_rider wrote:
Redundant. Kidding. not really Actually I really like DMs voice, and this too. But I'm funny that way. c. ps. I'm still trying to figure out why Lavinia changed her name to Lucia. Am I missing something? It's happened before.
No doubt about the name change. Maybe the voice is so bad that we just aren't getting it?
heyjoe3577 wrote:
...very bad Dave Matthews singing.
Redundant. Kidding. not really Actually I really like DMs voice, and this too. But I'm funny that way. c. ps. I'm still trying to figure out why Lavinia changed her name to Lucia. Am I missing something? It's happened before.
electronicthroat wrote:
dave matthews called. he wants his voice back hahaha, actually it's worse than dave's.
hahaha. Astute observation.
heyjoe3577 wrote:
Sounds like a very bad Dave Matthews singing.
Is that even humanly possible?
Every sign points to me hating this song. But for some reason I don't.
2 -> 1
Sounds like a very bad Dave Matthews singing.
I love this song/this group. Thank you!
I don't hate it. I'm wondering what might be wrong with me...
This guy really seriously really seriously really seriuosly needs to take a chill pill. SERIOUSLY!
lathyris wrote:
Just because he can't sing doesn't mean there's haunting emotional honesty in his voice.
LOL! I'd like to get that engraved somewhere--especially where my husband could see it. That being said, I rather like this song. I'm sort of split on the Veils. Their song that was played yesterday did nothing for me, but this one does.
Great album cover. Not sure how I feel about the song. meh.
devendrah much?
SmackDaddy wrote:
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Shame about their singer.