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Rufus Wainwright — The One You Love
Album: Want Two
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Released: 2004
Length: 3:42
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The mind has so many pictures
Why can't I sleep with my eyes open
The mind has so many memories
Can you remember what it looks like when I cry

I'm tryin', tryin' to tell you
All that I can in a sweet and velvet tongue
But no words ever could sell you
Sell you on me after all that I have done

I'm only the one you love
Am I only the one you love

The Lady Gloom and her hornets
Circling 'round is now before us
The screamin's done without movin'
One little move and for sure you will be stung

I'm singin' "Oh Jerusalem. oh Jerusalem.
See what he's picked up in the park."
Let's fuck this awful art party
Want you to make love to me and only to me in the dark

I'm only the one you love
Am I only the one you love

Doo doo
Doo doo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo
Doo doo
Doo doo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo doo
Doo doo doo

We've traded in our snapshots
We're goin' through the motions
Into the view I'm leavin' you
Down Conduit Avenue
Into the early mornin'
Into the early mornin'

The one I love
Are you only the one I love
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 slartibart_O wrote:
Anyone who thinks he doesn't sound like Thom Yorke is in complete denial. Yuck.
 
Funny.  I was actually wondering if this was RadioHead because it sounded similar but somehow different, so I came to check it out.  I think maybe it's not so much the voice exactly, but the styling goes a long way to giving it that Thom Yorke feeling.  Anyway, not really digging it.

I do love me some Rufus. I enjoyed seeing him live a few years ago when he was touring with Ben Folds. I still prefer Want One over Want Two.
Don't like it at all....that's the beauty of diversity eh.
Ummmmm, I was hearin' him w/o the backup vocals and all that mixing and I just don't get it :moon: :shifty:
I think somebody slipped me a Ruffy.
slartibart_O wrote:
Anyone who thinks he doesn't sound like Thom Yorke is in complete denial. Yuck.
or Ethel Merman. Not so much in this song, but a complete cd is unlistenable. I have his self titled cd that I will give away to anyone who can stand it.
slartibart_O wrote:
Anyone who thinks he doesn't sound like Thom Yorke is in complete denial. Yuck.
Or has a more discerning ear than your average listener. There is some resemblence in certain songs, occasionally at best.
Anyone who thinks he doesn't sound like Thom Yorke is in complete denial. Yuck.
clever segue from Jump Little Children's 'Too High' - both songs use parallel octaves in the vocals throughout. N.B. the segue is clever, which doesn't mean that 'Too High' doesn't suck!
Rufus Rufus Rufus. Every day!
Rufus is perfect Sunday morning music! :jump:
ThePoose wrote:
Even more distinctive is the duo formed by his mom and his aunt: Kate and Anna McGarrigle.
What a wonderful piece of trivia! I didn't know. I listened to a LOT of the McGarrigle sisters! Thanks, Poose! I love this album, but think Rufus is an acquired taste. I got several of his CDs as gifts, and it took a few listens for me to really appreciate his style.
Beautiful Rufus song, thanks for playing. Love the album art too.
Has a twang of Todd Rundgren to it, doesn't it?
rocco1207 wrote:
the best Rufus song ever ... by far...
I uploaded this as I felt it was the most "listener friendly," for what is certain to be legions of non-fans. Glad it appeals.
the best Rufus song ever ... by far...
thanks for playing Rufus. love his voice
More_Cowbell wrote:
His old man and sister also have a distinctive style.
Even more distinctive is the duo formed by his mom and his aunt: Kate and Anna McGarrigle.
Kerly wrote:
:bananapiano: His best song is on :) RP just keeps on surprising!!! THANK YOU!
... yea, you're right on Kerly, this station rocks alright! :bananapiano: Thanks RP! ... also outstandin' art work for this album cover! :clap:
hwunh-hwunh-hwunh-whuhhhh-hwunh :roll: a 1.
He is a fantastic song writer, but... enunciate Rufus -- enunciate!!!!
His old man and sister also have a distinctive style.
Finally some Rufus on RP!!(he hardly gets any airplay here!) This album is amazing and Rufus is simply brilliant. Thank you, Bill!
:bananapiano: His best song is on :) RP just keeps on surprising!!! THANK YOU!
rtkmusic wrote:
not convinced there would be a good time for this one...
I think I'm with you there! :lol:
raven121x wrote:
A bit much for 9:15 am (PST), don't you think?
not convinced there would be a good time for this one...
A bit much for 9:15 am (PST), don't you think?