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Madrugada — Hard To Come Back
Album: The Deep End
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Released: 2005
Length: 4:00
Plays (last 30 days): 1
We're on a roll
We crack and roll in the bar rooms
It's a glorious calling
If you've got nothing much to lose

And you can take it further still
That's all you really want to
Now you will, you will

So what you waiting for?
There's nothing waiting for you here no more

(Chorus)
If you go
It will be hard to come back
If you go
It will be hard
Hard to come back
It's hard to come back
It's hard to come back, you know
It's hard to come back

Again

(Escudo
Escudo requisar)

This ain't your house
This ain't your name on the front door
She ain't your true love
You ain't the one you were before

And it will never be enough for you
To go about doing what you used to do
You gonna need something more
You best be headed for the door

(Chorus)

It will be hard to come back
it will be hard you know
Etc.
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 zair99 wrote:
 easmann wrote:
Requisition shield

It's  almost certainly "Es duro regresar" ("It's hard to come back") as opposed to "Escudo requisar" ("Requisition shield")
 
I'm agreement. ; P
 easmann wrote:
Requisition shield.
  It's  almost certainly "Es duro regresar" ("It's hard to come back") as opposed to "Escudo requisar" ("Requisition shield")



Es duro, es duro regresar.
 Ben_D_Wire wrote:
I had no idea that Sivert Høyem did upbeat ... 
 
I can readily imagine being 40 years younger, downing cheap draft beer in a bar and dancing like crazy to this. 
Vorgestern live in Erlangen. Super Konzert mit Druck und Leidenschaft.
Requisition shield.
I had no idea that Sivert Høyem did upbeat ... 
Do I hear a Kinks influence?
 DaidyBoy wrote:

I find that most Norwegians speak English better than many English.  We have a horrendous bigotry when it comes to language education.

 
Like us in England too? I'm a little surprised.
I lived across the street from a Norweigen family and yes their English was very good.
 Proclivities wrote:

Indeedly-doodly.

 
{#Lol}
 westslope wrote:

Most Norwegians can speak English better than many English Canadians.  

Righteous unilinguism is not an issue. 

 
I find that most Norwegians speak English better than many English.  We have a horrendous bigotry when it comes to language education.
 Proclivities wrote:

Indeedly-doodly.

 
 
 
 Alexandra wrote:

 
I thought it was Nick Cave! 

 
The beat made me think of Fire Woman by The Cult, at least at first
 Imkirok wrote:

I would have gone with "lamenisity" or "excess of lame" - sounds much more intellectual. 

 
Indeedly-doodly.
 Proclivities wrote:

There's an irony in using an adolescent term like "lameness" when criticizing another writer's vocabulary or literary prowess.

 
I would have gone with "lamenisity" or "excess of lame" - sounds much more intellectual. 
 progrockette wrote:

Snap! Nicely done, and not snarky, either.

 
Cute and funny.  

I sense a pedagogue.....  one with high professional standards. 
 kaybee wrote:
I really like this piece but there is a certain lameness of lyrics that make me suspect this is from an earlier album when the songwriter was still getting accustomed to the English language.

 
Most Norwegians can speak English better than many English Canadians.  

Righteous unilinguism is not an issue. 
 Proclivities wrote:

There's an irony in using an adolescent term like "lameness" when criticizing another writer's vocabulary or literary prowess.

 
Snap! Nicely done, and not snarky, either.
 Proclivities wrote:

There's an irony in using an adolescent term like "lameness" when criticizing another writer's vocabulary or literary prowess.

 


 TJS wrote:
I thought this was the English Beat until I looked

 
 
I thought it was Nick Cave! 
 albertgf wrote:


He says "es duro de empezar" , but a better translation should be "es duro empezar" , "duro" have also the meaning of "difícil" (difficult)

 
This discussion is lame. Obviously, they're singing 'securo de pessar'. "Pessar" being a widely used slang in latino countries for 'pesario' = the pessary in english. Ergo: "secure on the pessary". An ironic referense to the rather high risk if using a pessary as contraceptive method, and the indeed "hard to come back" nature of things, if failing.
 kaybee wrote:
I really like this piece but there is a certain lameness of lyrics that make me suspect this is from an earlier album when the songwriter was still getting accustomed to the English language.

 
There's an irony in using an adolescent term like "lameness" when criticizing another writer's vocabulary or literary prowess.
Dancing in my chair at work{#Dancingbanana}
I thought this was the English Beat until I looked
These guys do rock, even up here in Geezerville.
PSD, please.
Well, I must say the day is trending up - some serious & cooling rain here in the resort city of Houston.
And Madrugada revs it up.
All in all - an 8   {#Dancingbanana_2}
 helgigermany wrote:
Good Madrugada!
 
Love this song!!
Good Madrugada!
 Wittgenstein wrote:
This song kicks serious butt.
 
LOVE IT.
 Wittgenstein wrote:
This song kicks serious butt.
 
yes it does


This song kicks serious butt.


 dasfeuer wrote:
Es duro de empezar 
 
Yo también oigo empezar.
{#Bananajam}
I'm kinda' agreeing with Bill on this one-Definitely one of the best rock outfits to never make it in America.

Listen to that drummer go! Great guitar work, great singer too. 
  This is the first tune by Sivert that I can say grabs me. His other "heartfelt"stuff kind of fall s flat w/ me
 vandal wrote:
es duro regresar
 
is hard to return

 kaybee wrote:
I really like this piece but there is a certain lameness of lyrics that make me suspect this is from an earlier album when the songwriter was still getting accustomed to the English language.
 
I humbly disagree - I think the lyrical awkwardness is a carefully honed skill brilliantly put to great use. . . 
 
I really like this piece but there is a certain lameness of lyrics that make me suspect this is from an earlier album when the songwriter was still getting accustomed to the English language.

and it will never be enough for you
to go about doing what you used to do
you're gonna need something more
you best be headed for the door
 


The beginning of this song sounds to me like they've taken 'Harmony in My Head' by the Buzzcocks and just played it slower. It sounds remarkably similar.
8 -> 9

es duro regresar
 fredriley wrote:

What's distinctive about Madrugada is the strength and power of the singer's voice. The band's good but as you say is basic rock (though that's no bad thing IMO). I've enjoyed all their numbers played on RP. 9 from the Nottingham jury.

 
Wow - fredriley, we agree! I think I might drop dead from the shock. (Kidding.)  Cool that we agree, though. Yes, Madrugada is "basic rock," but there's just something so compelling about the vocals and the interplay among the instrumentals and the vocals. I really love this band. I'd never heard them before, until I came to RP.

I'm giving them a 9, in concurrence with the Nottingham jury. {#Bounce}
 Gatlinburger wrote:

 Madrugada - Hands Up - I Love You
(May 04, 2010 - 17:07) Bill, I gotta ask:  Is this guy your long lost cousin or what?  Yeah, he's got a very distinctive voice, as do you, but seriously, the music isn't all that...

 Madrugada - Hard To Come Back
(May 15, 2010 - 21:33) Sorry, I think that this band is totally over-rated.  The music itself is pretty basic rock & roll.  It could be almost anybody (or a cover band) from the late '70's and the lyrics are almost trite, a typical problem for a foreign language band.  I am really starting to resent the "love-fest" here on RP for Madrugada...  Granted, I fell hard for "Majesty", the live version, and got sucked into the fanfare, but the other songs being played here just don't come close (and for that matter, even "Majesty" has lost its luster after being totally over-played here on RP.)  Sorry Bill, but I'm still wondering if this dude isn't your long lost cousin??  I don't get it, you usually have great taste, but this band doesn't reflect that.

 
So, you apparently don't care for this band or you "don't get it" as you stated.  However, don't you think it's a little presumptuous to suggest that those who do like this band or song (a substantial majority of the voting listeners) do not have good taste?


 sabige wrote:


I'm hearing 'es duro regresar' which is a very literal translation of 'it's hard to return'. Even though it should be 'es dificil', not 'es duro'. Whatever. It was catchy nonetheless.

 

He says "es duro de empezar" , but a better translation should be "es duro empezar" , "duro" have also the meaning of "difícil" (difficult)
 dasfeuer wrote:
Es duro de empezar 
 

I'm hearing 'es duro regresar' which is a very literal translation of 'it's hard to return'. Even though it should be 'es dificil', not 'es duro'. Whatever. It was catchy nonetheless.

Cracking stuff, but so reminiscent of Nick Cave that I had to check that it wasn't him, so maybe abit of plagiarism going on?

 dasfeuer wrote:
Es duro de empezar 
 
It is, isn't it?

{#Meditate}


Es duro de empezar 
 Gatlinburger wrote:
Sorry, I think that this band is totally over-rated.  The music itself is pretty basic rock & roll.  It could be almost anybody (or a cover band) from the late '70's and the lyrics are almost trite, a typical problem for a foreign language band.  I am really starting to resent the "love-fest" here on RP for Madrugada...
 
What's distinctive about Madrugada is the strength and power of the singer's voice. The band's good but as you say is basic rock (though that's no bad thing IMO). I've enjoyed all their numbers played on RP. 9 from the Nottingham jury.

 philbertr wrote:
This is a MOST EXCELLENT set, Bill! 

Dylan —> PJ Harvey —> Madrugada....

Keep up your great work!
 
I'd never even heard of P.J. Harvey before — excellent stuff.

This is a MOST EXCELLENT set, Bill! 

Dylan —> PJ Harvey —> Madrugada....

Keep up your great work!
 Cynaera wrote:

Okay, first:  I LIKE basic rock & roll!   I'ma guess that you're living in a place that has EVERYTHING in music, so you can pick and choose, right down to the song, what works for you. Keep in mind that Bill only plays what's uploaded. If you have better stuff, upload it! Bring it on, we'll listen, and chances are, it'll end up here so you can post happypeppy reviews and those of us lesser people can yay or boo your choices.  Me?  I have a bunch of stuff I'd love to upload, but my computer is old, and things just don't work. And, I live in a cow-town in northeast Nevada (uh, yeah - Nevada really IS a state, and Mexico is not.) So - I embrace a lot of the music played here at RP, because it's the ONLY place I'll ever get to hear it.

Second: I really like Madrugada. Give me time to get tired of it. I haven't even really listened to the lyrics - I'm still in that greedy/hungry first saturation phase of most of this music.  And maybe I'll eventually find the lyrics trite, but as you put it, "a typical problem for a foreign language band." Honestly, I never got that from what I've heard so far. So, I repeat myself - if you have better stuff, bring it on! New music is always a wonderful addition. I would add stuff, if I could. I might have to enlist someone to upload the things I think would fit.

Meanwhile, I'ma just close my eyes and dance.{#Dancingbanana}
Thank you! 


 Gatlinburger wrote:
Sorry, I think that this band is totally over-rated.  The music itself is pretty basic rock & roll.  It could be almost anybody (or a cover band) from the late '70's and the lyrics are almost trite, a typical problem for a foreign language band.  I am really starting to resent the "love-fest" here on RP for Madrugada...  Granted, I fell hard for "Majesty", the live version, and got sucked into the fanfare, but the other songs being played here just don't come close (and for that matter, even "Majesty" has lost its luster after being totally over-played here on RP.)  Sorry Bill, but I'm still wondering if this dude isn't your long lost cousin??  I don't get it, you usually have great taste, but this band doesn't reflect that.

 
Okay, first:  I LIKE basic rock & roll!   I'ma guess that you're living in a place that has EVERYTHING in music, so you can pick and choose, right down to the song, what works for you. Keep in mind that Bill only plays what's uploaded. If you have better stuff, upload it! Bring it on, we'll listen, and chances are, it'll end up here so you can post happypeppy reviews and those of us lesser people can yay or boo your choices.  Me?  I have a bunch of stuff I'd love to upload, but my computer is old, and things just don't work. And, I live in a cow-town in northeast Nevada (uh, yeah - Nevada really IS a state, and Mexico is not.) So - I embrace a lot of the music played here at RP, because it's the ONLY place I'll ever get to hear it.

Second: I really like Madrugada. Give me time to get tired of it. I haven't even really listened to the lyrics - I'm still in that greedy/hungry first saturation phase of most of this music.  And maybe I'll eventually find the lyrics trite, but as you put it, "a typical problem for a foreign language band." Honestly, I never got that from what I've heard so far. So, I repeat myself - if you have better stuff, bring it on! New music is always a wonderful addition. I would add stuff, if I could. I might have to enlist someone to upload the things I think would fit.

Meanwhile, I'ma just close my eyes and dance.{#Dancingbanana}
Sorry, I think that this band is totally over-rated.  The music itself is pretty basic rock & roll.  It could be almost anybody (or a cover band) from the late '70's and the lyrics are almost trite, a typical problem for a foreign language band.  I am really starting to resent the "love-fest" here on RP for Madrugada...  Granted, I fell hard for "Majesty", the live version, and got sucked into the fanfare, but the other songs being played here just don't come close (and for that matter, even "Majesty" has lost its luster after being totally over-played here on RP.)  Sorry Bill, but I'm still wondering if this dude isn't your long lost cousin??  I don't get it, you usually have great taste, but this band doesn't reflect that.

aaaiigh!!  "Duro=hard as in hard surface"  "difícil=hard as in difficult to do"
pinche idiota
Wouldn't you like to be in your young twenties.  You and friends have rented a bar with dance floor that houses up to 300 ticket-paying fans.    Your close friends and screened ticket payers come to see Madrugada rock out numbers like this one in a private intimate concert.

 superflyLD wrote:
There was a band from Boston in the early to mid 90's called 'Cliffs of Dooneen'.  Look them up on Myspace.  They have a song there called 'Shane' that came out around 1994.  This song by Madrugada has almost the exact same guitar sound/riff.  Hmmm.....
 
Nah. I went and listened. It's similar, but you can't call it a rip-off.
Very nice!!  There latest album is not bad, but cant reach the earlier ones.

I'm surprised. I like this one from them. I guess 'cause it kinda rocks.
There was a band from Boston in the early to mid 90's called 'Cliffs of Dooneen'.  Look them up on Myspace.  They have a song there called 'Shane' that came out around 1994.  This song by Madrugada has almost the exact same guitar sound/riff.  Hmmm.....
 jlind wrote:
I just realised this is the same group that does Majesty, very different songs, very few songs are in the same leauge as Majesty, the live track on RP is probably one of the most epic performances I've ever heard. This is good although not nearly that good.
 
Yes, the live version of Majesty is very moving and intense, and certainly woke me up to the quality of Madrugada. We're on a roll here, right enough, the second 9 on the trot. Sadly the lead guitarist of Madrugada died in 2007 from a drug overdose (see Wikipedia) and I'm not sure if the band is going to continue - the official website doesn't have any up to date news.

{#Whipit}{#Cheers} vandal wrote:

this ain't your house
that ain't your name on the front door
she ain't your true love
you ain't the one you were before


{#Whipit}

 



this ain't your house
that ain't your name on the front door
she ain't your true love
you ain't the one you were before

{#Whipit}

 jlind wrote:
I just realised this is the same group that does Majesty, very different songs, very few songs are in the same leauge as Majesty, the live track on RP is probably one of the most epic performances I've ever heard. This is good although not nearly that good.
 
Totally agreed!

Every time I hear this this I think it's a new Nick Cave song{#Doh}

the live version is still better.

i really like it.


I just realised this is the same group that does Majesty, very different songs, very few songs are in the same leauge as Majesty, the live track on RP is probably one of the most epic performances I've ever heard. This is good although not nearly that good.
Most excellent drumming compliments fine guitars and chorus.
Nice!
No Sir, don't like it!{#No}
Loved the Mano Negra - Mala Vida into Madrugada - Hard To Come Back seque!

{#High-five}

Good Stuff! 
I can recommend a trip to Norway. In Oslo you have several great clubs with bands almost at Madrugadas caliber..almost.. {#Yes}
{#Bananajam}
Strong, driving, just right!  {#Bananajam}
Sounds, too, a bit like Big Head Todd.
Wow, is this ever timely for me right this second.  Thanks, Bill!
 socalhol wrote:

Thank you RP for introducing me to Madrugada
 
same here

I think my favourite song of theirs so far is "Elektrovakuum", but I don't know if its on RP.


 fuh2 wrote:
A blasterpiece
 
what fuh2 said .. a BLAST-erpeice

 socalhol wrote:

Me too!  Thank you RP for introducing me to Madrugada - really starting to like them

 
Amen :)

 meadowwoods wrote:
This is really starting to grow on me!

 
Me too!  Thank you RP for introducing me to Madrugada - really starting to like them

{#Dancingbanana_2}
LOVE the reverb on this one.

Ohhh I like this one!
Rockin'!  {#Dancingbanana}
RP is really rockin' today!! {#Dancingbanana}{#Bananajam}{#Drummer}
A blasterpiece
I hear a faint but not bad influence from bel lugosi's dead by Bauhaus
madrugadita.... 
Did U2 pay royalties?
coffee-eyes wrote:
6 {#Arrow} 7





6 {#Arrow} 7
aristoteles wrote:

"Es duro Regresar" (Spanish for Hard to Come Back)



Thanks for correcting my horrible Spanish.  I always thought that my interpretation was whacked. . .

            Es duro! Es duro Regresar!


 The_Enemy wrote:

"Shield to confiscate"??

I don't know Spanish.  I got this off Babelfish.

 
"Es duro Regresar" (Spanish for Hard to Come Back)

 vandal wrote:
Escudo! Escudo requisar!!
 
"Shield to confiscate"??

I don't know Spanish.  I got this off Babelfish.

Aaaah...  it may be "Hard to Come Back", but my day is off to a GREAT start!
meadowwoods wrote:
This is really starting to grow on me!


Second that, up 6 to a 7{#Yes}
Madrugada da vida, baby!

:-)
This is really starting to grow on me!


Escudo! Escudo requisar!!
           Es duro!  Es duro Regresar!!


Whoho... dancing on the tables over here. Madrugada really kicks ass - even if I like their first album the most. Industrial Silence, check it out!
drews wrote:
interesting goth thing going on here, reminiscent of belalugosi's dead from bauhaus
Hmm. I'd not thought of Madrugada as a Goth band before now - not much in the way of existential angst, religious imagery, or thanatos. I'm happy to be proved wrong, mind, being a closet Goth myself. This song just keeps getting better and better for me, and may reach the rarefied heights of 10 at some point in the near future.
The guitar always reminds me of 'Southern Girl' by Neil Young!
interesting goth thing going on here, reminiscent of belalugosi's dead from bauhaus
fredriley wrote:
Who she?
Parker Posey is a delicious brunette and movie star. She was hilarious in Best of Breed.
Great band, great song. :smile:
steeler wrote:
This sounds like Nick Cave. Same kinds of flourishes.
Good catch. Cool tune- need to take a closer look @ this band.
after a late night, especially in summer, when the dawn breaks and the light has a blue sheen... thanks to these guys i have a word for it: Madrugada so whenever i find myself digging a rising or setting sun, i have to think about this band. o yeah, their songs are cool too, as are their gigs
this is killer (like the Killers)
Thanks RP for introducing me to another great band!
Vocal and song style remind me of Jackie Leven and Doll by Doll, an absolutely awesome band from England, circa 1980. A band that was equally loved and hated but always pushed the boundaries.
Bumped to an 8. Dig.
westslope wrote:
-> 10. My first language was Norwegian. My second English and my third Spanish. Coincidence?
westslope wrote:
-> 10. My first language was Norwegian. My second English and my third Spanish. Coincidence?
nope - a sublime privilege. . .
This sounds awesome on the Live at the Tralfadamore CD.
secretsauce wrote:
Uhm ... we do ... the word 'dawn' (not to be confused with 'sunrise' ... dawn is the light before sunlight; the morning equivalent of twilight). It may not have quite the phonetic poetry of madrugada, but the meaning is there.
Hmm. Mah-dru-gaaaaaaaaah-daaaaahhhhh . . . Dawn . . . I choose the former.
-> 10. My first language was Norwegian. My second English and my third Spanish. Coincidence?