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Madrugada — Majesty (Live)
Album: Live At Tralfamadore
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8.2

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Released: 2005
Length: 6:35
Plays (last 30 days): 3
So am I
Good or bad
The way that things did turn out
I did only make you sad

And we cried and we cried
On the phone
Oh but in my mind
You were never that all alone

Oh you were majesty
Your roads were heavy
And your longing was cut from bone

So am I
Am I good or bad
Could only awake your anger
I could only make you mad
Now was that how you showed me
That you were still so young and bold
Anyway those fights did drive me
And I was dying of thirst and I wasn't growin' old

Oh you were majesty
Your ropes were heavy
And your roads were very cold
Oh, oh, oh majesty

But in my mind
I could still climb inside your bed
And I could be victorious
Still the only man to pass to the glorious arch of your head, o-oh

Oh you were majesty
Your ropes were heavy
And your cheeks were very red

Oh you were majesty
And it's like I said
That spirit, is now dead

Oh, oh, oh Majesty
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All the feels!
 justin4kick wrote:
It's just a T-bone steak



 

you've ruined the perfection
Its not uncommon for me to get all teary eyed when I listen to this song 
Cracking guitar solo, shame they are no longer...
Just changed my rating from an 8 to a solid 9. Bravo!!!
How did I miss these guys? Oh that's right I was working 16 hour days during this time and hanging out in sports bars.
Wonderfully resonate vocals! 10/10 always

This has been a 10 since I first heard it almost 15 years ago here on RP... 

We still miss you Robert Burås... 
I'm PSD-ing not because I don't like it, but I hear it a lot on RP
Glorious track 10
I want to see these guys live - what a great song!
I love this song, especially the live version on YouTube. The lyrics are so sexist and so wrong.
10 for me. Love this guys voice, RP introduced me to them a few years ago and forever grateful for them doing so. 
 Laurelai wrote:
This is goosebump imduscing
 
So is your spelling, good sir 
How have I   missed this?  It stopped me in my tracks.   My son found me suddenly sobbing at the keyboard.   As if listening to Sam Stone.  What is happening ?

And why does this bring to mind Gord Downie?


Young and bald
This is goosebump imduscing
 Laptopdog wrote:
I've got this at a 9 but it sure feels like a 10.
 The studio version is only about an 8, but this is a 10 for me.
c.

Anyone hear echos of old Waterboys in this 
This is one of those songs you have on in the background and it suddenly leaks into the foreground and you rush to find out who it is. Nice.
 Laptopdog wrote:
I've got this at a 9 but it sure feels like a 10.
 
Yes! 9 > 10 for the uplifting comment from jsd52756, more live sets like this Bill.
Great song - first time I've heard it.
10 -> 11
I've got this at a 9 but it sure feels like a 10.
Another winner from RP between this place and WFMU my musicale tastes have grown and have given up on commercial rock radio
What a voice!   What guitar!  What a dream of heaven on earth!
a complete RP find - thank you so much, Majestic
Skydog
You just can't beat Live Music! This song always stops me in my tracks.
Madrugada is touring again. Saw and very much enjoyed them last night. As good as it can possibly get.
Thanks RP.  I doubt I would ever have discovered this band and their astounding lead  singer without you.  Great way to finish my working day and go for a beer.  
 jmkate wrote:
stopping whatever I am doing to turn this up...
 
Same here :-)
stopping whatever I am doing to turn this up...
Was in a bar in Bangkok at 3am drunk playing pool with Bargirls when this started playing. All sorts of weird and wonderful characters were there too. One of those amazing moments and this song always transports me back. I'll never forget. Robert Buras the mercurial guitar player sadly found dead in his apartment guitar in hand.. glad I got to hear this solo from him.
 Webfoot wrote:

You might be right, but I still like T-bone steak.
 
I'm firing up the BBQ when I get home tonight!!  This song is great, and knowing that the band is back together makes me hope they visit the Seattle area soon (and/or I hope I haven't recently missed them like I missed Bill Idol and Steve Stevens recently :-( ) 

Long Live RP!!
I'm upping this to a 9.
Saw them 2 weeks ago. Small venue. Great great concert
One of those RP songs that worm their way into your head & heart eventually.
His voice is hypnotizing.
 Stephenater wrote:

I think I finally figured it out!

”It’s just that you’re insane”. 

or

”It’s just that you were insane”.
 
You might be right, but I still like T-bone steak.
 Broken_Ear wrote:
It's just a t-bone steak!
It's just a t-bone steak!

Man those lyrics grab my stomach each time.
 
I think I finally figured it out!

”It’s just that you’re insane”. 

or

”It’s just that you were insane”.
One of those songs that gets better with every listen. Not over played I guess...
It's just a t-bone steak!
It's just a t-bone steak!

Man those lyrics grab my stomach each time.
I like the guitar work into the peaking CODA
 harleyjiggler wrote:
Reminds me of Rag 'n' Bone Man - I'm Only Human
 
Both songs have pretty traditional chord progressions, though this one is about fifteen years older.
Reminds me of Rag 'n' Bone Man - I'm Only Human
 nevar23 wrote:
It's 2018 and I'm still hoping someday we'll solve the mystery of those end lyrics. {#Laughing} Such a great song.
 
Ditto!  One of these days, I'm gonna tweet Sivert and untangle this riddle!
It's 2018 and I'm still hoping someday we'll solve the mystery of those end lyrics.
{#Laughing} Such a great song.

Edit: January 1st 2019 and still hoping.
The voice, the feel, the lyrics, the simple chord progression, the song. live....Majestic!
Reminds me a bit of Gene - the rising vocals and the sense of building...
Love it!
10 from me...a vocal masterpiece and great song!
I keep hearing the chorus as "Mais est-ce que tu le sais ?" {#Think}
It's just a T-bone steak



8 to a 9.  Play it as much as you wish, thanks Bill.
Thanks for introducing me to this Group/Song- Keep playing it!
Makes me cry. I feel so much.
I’ve heard this track here more than anyone should in a lifetime. Recycle please!!!
 jsd52756 wrote:
Last year in the hospital at Christmas, getting hooked up to an IV for IVIG infusions. My daughter had just brought me a set of noise cancelling Bose headphones to my room for my Christmas gift.  Put them on and this song just started.  This tune put me in the place I needed to be right then.
Thanks Bill & Madrugada for helping me out when I needed it most.
-John

 

Wow, that is a powerful connection! They call it Radio Paradise for a reason!

Live, Love and stay Wild my friend!
Thank you for sharing!
 
Norske inspirasjon  {#Sunny}
Last year in the hospital at Christmas, getting hooked up to an IV for IVIG infusions. My daughter had just brought me a set of noise cancelling Bose headphones to my room for my Christmas gift.  Put them on and this song just started.  This tune put me in the place I needed to be right then.
Thanks Bill & Madrugada for helping me out when I needed it most.
-John
 RazzCat wrote:
Just gets better each time I hear it.
Thank you, RP, for introducing me to Sivert Hoyem's voice.
Majestic...

 
Ditto for me too!  A year ago the name Sivert Hoyem was just a name to me; now I know who he is and where he came from...not to mention having learned a new Spanish word :-) Long Live RP!!  And PEACE to all earthlings!!!
 ziggytrix wrote:

I hear "it's just a T-bird sing"

??

 

I'll wager on "it's just what Sivert said." 

 qosforever wrote:
This live version is more powerful and has more feeling even that the studio version.  Beautiful!!
 
Agreed.  Great version of a wonderful song. Thanks, RP!
 JoanneE wrote:
Always one of my turn-the-volume-up tracks!

  

You're not alone. Just reached over and turned the dial up.
 westslope wrote:
To speculate, Bill and Rebecca could be closet admirers of the Nordic social democracies.  They could be plotting to fundamentally change the good ol' USA through subversive music playing.   Vigilance is probably called for.
 
So, IOW... stay tuned?
 {#Hug}JoanneE wrote:
Always one of my turn-the-volume-up tracks!

 
exactly !
Always one of my turn-the-volume-up tracks!
That guitar riff that closes this  . . . wow!
Anna Ternheim - To Be Gone (live) back to back with Madrugada - Majesty (Live)

Scandanavia rules!
 dyharenas wrote:
So is the consensus still ....it's just a T-Bone steak...?

 
I hear "it's just a T-bird sing"

??
jeah first time for me too - not bad
Gonna PSD . {#Cheesygrin}
 

Just gets better each time I hear it.
Thank you, RP, for introducing me to Sivert Hoyem's voice.
Majestic...
 qosforever wrote:
This live version is more powerful and has more feeling even that the studio version.  Beautiful!!

 
Agreed, this is fragile, vulnerable and incredibly layered. This takes an already amazing song, to the next level...10!
Just love this and never tire hearing it. Thanks Bill and Rebecca for having great taste!!
 dyharenas wrote:
So is the consensus still ....it's just a T-Bone steak...?

 
No consensus that I can agree with, but you're making me hungry{#Tongue}

My vote is still "it's just what you would say", but I'm not convinced...
amazing.  Love his voice.  Thanks, Bill.  Would have never heard him without RP
This live version is more powerful and has more feeling even that the studio version.  Beautiful!!
{#Good-vibes}
Any way we can get a PSD on mobile?
Majestic
Never fails to make me STOP and listen when this one comes on.
Thanks RP again for something so penetrating and felt. Never would have found this band / artist without you.

Nice segue into Joe Jackson too!!
So is the consensus still ....it's just a T-Bone steak...?
Robes, not roads, not ropes. Robes.
Now this guy has a cool voice.

Thank  you Madrugada for
Majesty (Live)

8 - Most Exellent to me


 dig wrote:
Amazing how much more emotive live version is than studio version. 8>9.
 
An audience of fans'll do that for ya.
Amazing how much more emotive live version is than studio version. 8>9.
 BBoyes wrote:

Exactly. Given the lyrics this makes even more sense. 

So am I good or bad
The way that things did turn out
I did only make you sad
And we cried and we cried on the phone
Oh but in my mind
You were never that all alone

Oh you were majesty
Your robes were heavy
And your longing was a cutting from bone

So am I, am I good or bad
Could only awake your anger
I could only make you mad
Now was that how you showed me
That you were still so young and bold
Anyway, those fights did drive me
And I was dying of thirst and I wasn't growing old

Oh you were majesty
Your robes were heavy
And your robes were very cold
Oh oh oh majesty, oh

But in my mind
I could still climb inside your bed
And I could be victorious
Still the only man
To pass through the glorious arch of your head, oh

Oh you were majesty
Your robes were heavy
And your treats were very red
Oh you were majesty
Now it's like I said
That spirit, it's now dead
Oh oh oh majesty, oh



 
Thanks for posting this, it further reinforces my love of this version of this wonderful song.  Only found on RP!
 buzzkill wrote:
So, I keep hearing this singer murder his vocals like some drunk at a karaoke party, and I decided to look this band up. Honestly, with the pedestrian guitar solo over such a well-worn chord progression, I still can't understand why we are constantly subjected to this mediocrity. Is there a Norwegian family member at RP that's trying to get them some airplay? Can we put this one to rest?

 
{#Bounce}
Thanks for the chuckle.  

To speculate, Bill and Rebecca could be closet admirers of the Nordic social democracies.  They could be plotting to fundamentally change the good ol' USA through subversive music playing.   Vigilance is probably called for.  
 hugogdt wrote:

Someone commented on the studio version of this song that this live version has too much feeling, even anger ... this is precisely why I like it so much. Music is about feelings.

 
Exactly. Given the lyrics this makes even more sense. 

So am I good or bad
The way that things did turn out
I did only make you sad
And we cried and we cried on the phone
Oh but in my mind
You were never that all alone

Oh you were majesty
Your robes were heavy
And your longing was a cutting from bone

So am I, am I good or bad
Could only awake your anger
I could only make you mad
Now was that how you showed me
That you were still so young and bold
Anyway, those fights did drive me
And I was dying of thirst and I wasn't growing old

Oh you were majesty
Your robes were heavy
And your robes were very cold
Oh oh oh majesty, oh

But in my mind
I could still climb inside your bed
And I could be victorious
Still the only man
To pass through the glorious arch of your head, oh

Oh you were majesty
Your robes were heavy
And your treats were very red
Oh you were majesty
Now it's like I said
That spirit, it's now dead
Oh oh oh majesty, oh


Love this song.
I ordered a 'Best Of' cd a couple of days ago, it is a 2 disc compilation that has all but 3 of the 12 songs on the RP playlist
So, I keep hearing this singer murder his vocals like some drunk at a karaoke party, and I decided to look this band up. Honestly, with the pedestrian guitar solo over such a well-worn chord progression, I still can't understand why we are constantly subjected to this mediocrity. Is there a Norwegian family member at RP that's trying to get them some airplay? Can we put this one to rest?
 westslope wrote:
Guitar influence..... definitely David Gilmour but I was thinkin' that Neil Young may have had a little influence too.

 
Through the solo, it sounds like the same chord progression as Comfortably Numb.
godlike
HEAVY
Madrugada — Majesty (Live) for some reason this song grinds on me and it gets played quite a bit, not complaining!


"PSD"
Live performances like this are just wonderful. Thank you.
Great tune!
 
8-9 {#Music}
7>8 :)
Majestic song {#Crown}
 {#Yes}volnomad wrote:
Three consecutive great, moody songs from such different artists. Great set, Bill.

 


Three consecutive great, moody songs from such different artists. Great set, Bill.
Never heard this, really glad I did. 
Happy Thanksgiving from the high desert.
-John
clean 10 out of 10
 jimtyrrell wrote:
Thanks RP fof keeping this in "the rotation". The drama of this live performance (that far surpasses the studio version) gives me goose bumps everytime I hear it. 8.6

 
some tasty guitar going on here {#Bananajam}
Thanks RP fof keeping this in "the rotation". The drama of this live performance (that far surpasses the studio version) gives me goose bumps everytime I hear it. 8.6
 justin4kick wrote:

It's just a T-bone steak?

 

I get it now.

It's just what Sivert said. 
 
I'm Norwegian and for all you not so enlightend out there this is a Norwegaian group now dissolves and the singer Sigvart Høyem is having a solo carrier, check him out. Northern part of Norway or the land of the Midnight Sun where the sun don't decends in summertime is where such music are made, nowhere else!
Sounds like Dave Mason's  Alone Together
Nice and moody. Great listen.  Love it. 
I've been an RP listener since 2007 and never get tired of this song. Still as beautiful as 9 years ago.
 twoplain2sea wrote:
Sister Mercy.

 
Not completely without the ground. 
 
Wau
Makes me so emotional every time I hear it.  Kind of a {#Cry} and {#Hearteyes} at the same time. 
 melzabutch wrote:
from awful Talking Heads, I hit PSD, and I land on PERFECTION.  Thanks Bill.

  You were watching the debates. You are safe now, you are on Madrugada. 8.3