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Air — Left Bank
Album: Pocket Symphony
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Released: 2007
Length: 4:01
Plays (last 30 days): 2
Left Bank

Left bank, I'm waiting for someone
Someone to be my friend
Outside, traffic's running slowly
I hear it from my window

Without you, I'm getting lost
Without you, there's no release
I can't hold the sun
I can't hold the sun

It's raining, love is not around me
How can it get so cold?
Homesick, this is how I feel now
This is how you left me

Without you, I'm getting lost
Without you, there's no release
I can't hold the sun
I can't hold the sun

Without you, I'm getting lost
Without you, there's no release
I can't hold the sun
I can't hold the sun
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The vocals sound like Sean Lennon.
If you must, so be it... I suppose you were wanting to come out of left bank (field)?! Another hurrah for the frenchmen!
{#Propeller}

 
Proclivities wrote:
 debobasu wrote:

Mumford and Sons can't hold a candle up to Air in terms of sheer creativity and diversity, musicianship, awesomeness, un-lameness, etc. Did I mention, Mumford and Sons suck?

 
I was making a joke (albeit, a bad one). Note the "spinning propeller" icon - an attempt to indicate facetious irony.  For a while any song that had an acoustic guitar and a banjo or fiddle was deemed to "sound like Mumford & Sons" in these threads - I was just working that up.
 {#Propeller}
 

 JimboLD wrote:
Air is a Radio Paradise staple. One of the many bands that this station has exposed me to. Thanks for the hard work Bill & Rebecca! Air members
 
yes, thanks. super hard to play music, superstars!
Whining tunes........ not whining for Truth in life, but for a certain face.
Air is a Radio Paradise staple. One of the many bands that this station has exposed me to. Thanks for the hard work Bill & Rebecca! Air members
 Bobert_ParkCity wrote:

I'm hearing Zero 7 and Jose Gonzales

Stones, though I can't quite place the song - oh it's Heaven from Tattoo You
 
I get Air and Zero 7 mixed up all the time.

Probably because they're both FANTASTIC.
 Proclivities wrote:
I'm hearing reverberations of Mumford & Sons.
{#Propeller}

 
Way too funny!    
 twoplain2sea wrote:
It's challenging that's why I I love it , Otherwise, without tightrope walking how'd  end up into challenging a wolf  ? 
And I always keep diamond in my mind.Bang bang my baby shoot me in broken English, then there were sirens and karma police, I left bank.So what's the right amount? It's not how I do you whynderer?  Wanderluster was born when I opened my mouth.Face praise for hiding.
              
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of course,
but I'd colour down the tightrope walking
It's challenging that's why I I love it , Otherwise, without tightrope walking how'd  end up into challenging a wolf  ? 
And I always keep diamond in my mind.Bang bang my baby shoot me in broken English, then there were sirens and karma police, I left bank.So what's the right amount? It's not how I do you whynderer?  Wanderluster was born when I opened my mouth.Face praise for hiding.
              
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I really like this; I need to remember this track by Air. 
Ah, la Rive Gauche. Patron: un Pernod et un pacquet de Gauloises, s'il vous plait. Je voudrais discuter de Sartre, Althusser, de Beauvoir, Camus et les autres Français célèbres, avec mes amies intellectuelles. {#Cool}
Thought this was going to be Nick Drake's Things Behind The Sun... might make a good couple Bill. :)  Oh, and maybe Alexi M's Breathe - I can hear them all together. Just a thought... :)
Why did I think this was the Stones at the start?

edit;  oops, my colleague from Utah picked this out a little while ago.

see below ... 
 debobasu wrote:

Mumford and Sons can't hold a candle up to Air in terms of sheer creativity and diversity, musicianship, awesomeness, un-lameness, etc. Did I mention, Mumford and Sons suck?

 
I was making a joke (albeit, a bad one). Note the "spinning propeller" icon - an attempt to indicate facetious irony.  For a while any song that had an acoustic guitar and a banjo or fiddle was deemed to "sound like Mumford & Sons" in these threads - I was just working that up.
 {#Propeller}
This is so surreal ...  :)
this song based on a real story: "This is a song I wrote in a hotel room after a lovely weekend with a girl. And then Monday morning she left without saying a word and I wrote it on my guitar, very simple. Crazy French girls!"
 horstman wrote:


These guys "Air" are fresh and essential to life. Sadly, Mumford & Sons, are delegated to the same realm as Fleet Foxes. Very ho hum.

Love Air!
I need it to survive!   

True comment!
 Proclivities wrote:
I'm hearing reverberations of Mumford & Sons.
{#Propeller}

 

These guys "Air" are fresh and essential to life. Sadly, Mumford & Sons, are delegated to the same realm as Fleet Foxes. Very ho hum.

Love Air!


I need it to survive!   
 Proclivities wrote:
I'm hearing reverberations of Mumford & Sons.
{#Propeller}

 

{#Lol} If you hear the mumfords in this song, then all hope is lost.........{#Eyes}
 Proclivities wrote:
I'm hearing reverberations of Mumford & Sons.
{#Propeller}
 
Can't be; I'm not nauseated.  edit a few months later: Dammit, Hud!  He was fishing, threw out bait, and you bit hard. 
 Proclivities wrote:
I'm hearing reverberations of Mumford & Sons.
{#Propeller}
 
Mumford and Sons can't hold a candle up to Air in terms of sheer creativity and diversity, musicianship, awesomeness, un-lameness, etc. Did I mention, Mumford and Sons suck?
I'm hearing reverberations of Mumford & Sons.
{#Propeller}
Much better tonight as I ease my way towards sleep than whenever I first heard it
Ray LaMontagne to this.... now that was a segue.  I coudn't hear it and I was listening for it.
 angrypanda wrote:
The opening chords remind me of Wilco's "Muzzle of Bees." So much so, in fact, that I did a double-take on the track title.
 
Wow, spot on. I immediately thought the same thing, especially the opening guitar.
Is this the same Left Bank from the hit 'Walk away Rene' ?
else
 name rip off 
 brookap wrote:
Hearing echos of Elliott Smith.
 
I'm hearing Zero 7 and Jose Gonzales

Stones, though I can't quite place the song - oh it's Heaven from Tattoo You

Nice music!
 brookap wrote:
Hearing echos of Elliott Smith.
 
I'm hearing Zero 7 and Jose Gonzales


 brookap wrote:
Hearing echos of Elliott Smith.
 

absolutely!
"Without you, there's no release."

Duh! That's what the internet's for. ;-)
 brookap wrote:
Hearing echos of Elliott Smith.
 
With just one song between this and a John Lennon song I initially thought it sounded like his son Sean.

Hearing echos of Elliott Smith.
I like good old Anglo American hard rock and when I hear stuff like this on Radioparadise I go.....wow, this is really cool. {#Yes}
Nice to hear on this Saturday morning, thankful to be posting from the left bank of the Caloosahatchee.

 Mack wrote:
I wish I could leave my bank. 
 
Ditto.
 cdt105 wrote:

Sounds like "How can it get so cold" ?
 
That's what it is. :)
reminds me how be patient with our weather here
nice tempo {#Meditate}
WOW I always thought this was supergrass................


RP... Thx
 Mack wrote:
I wish I could leave my bank. 
 
Now this being a song by Air, my guess is that they mean La Rive Gauche.

infinitely better than cherry blossom girl...

 cdt105 wrote:
Sounds like "How can it get so cold" ?
 
Well done, that makes sense. {#Notworthy}

 peter_james_bond wrote:
Left bank, I'm waiting for someone
Someone to be my friend
Outside, traffic's running slowly
I hear it from my window

Without you, I'm getting lost
Without you, there's no release
I can't hold the sun
I can't hold the sun

It's raining, love is not around me
How can it get soak?
Homesick, this is how I feel now
This is how you left me

Without you, I'm getting lost
Without you, there's no release
I can't hold the sun
I can't hold the sun

Without you, I'm getting lost
Without you, there's no release
I can't hold the sun
I can't hold the sun


{#Cry} I didn't realize that this was such a sad song until I checked out the lyrics.

edit - How can it get soak? Huh....lost in translation?
 
Sounds like "How can it get so cold" ?

This is cool air, man
Left bank, I'm waiting for someone
Someone to be my friend
Outside, traffic's running slowly
I hear it from my window

Without you, I'm getting lost
Without you, there's no release
I can't hold the sun
I can't hold the sun

It's raining, love is not around me
How can it get soak?
Homesick, this is how I feel now
This is how you left me

Without you, I'm getting lost
Without you, there's no release
I can't hold the sun
I can't hold the sun

Without you, I'm getting lost
Without you, there's no release
I can't hold the sun
I can't hold the sun


{#Cry} I didn't realize that this was such a sad song until I checked out the lyrics.

edit - How can it get soak? Huh....lost in translation?
Nena - 99 Luftballons >> Air - Left Bank

I thought that was outrageous! Worked on so many levels. I really do love this station.

Oh the song is good too :)


I wish I could leave my bank. 
up to 8
These guys remind me of Zero 7 and Jose Gonzalez with their wispy, quiet vocals. I like this.
 megisi wrote:
When did they drop "Supply" from their name?
 
When they needed more Air... gasp!!! {#Bounce}
When did they drop "Supply" from their name?
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 rdo wrote:

Yes.  Oops. {#Redface}{#Roflol}
 
No worries {#Wave}
 peter_james_bond wrote:
alux wrote:    That comment sure fell flat.


 
rdo wrote:


We already have plenty of grammar police, do we really need humor police?
 
 
That was another joke! Flat tire....get it! Phew,... I'm winded now.
 
Yes.  Oops. {#Redface}{#Roflol}


Nice vibe from this band...might be my next purchase !
alux wrote:    That comment sure fell flat.


 
rdo wrote:


We already have plenty of grammar police, do we really need humor police?
 
 
That was another joke! Flat tire....get it! Phew,... I'm winded now.


 baltimorelovejoy wrote:
"I'm going to be in Philly next weekend for the Air concert."

"Oh, so you're comin' up for air?"

I crack me up.
 
This is great lame humor. I LOVE these types of groan inducing punch lines. ^_^
 michaelgmitchell wrote:
The guy on the left seems to be enjoying himself a bit too much.
 
And the guy on the right is channeling Mick Jagger.
Sure you can recognize the style of AIR any time with any of their songs...Which in this case is nothing bad! I really enjoy it! ...especially the gentle sound of the guitar...
I like this tonight on this stormy summer evening...makes me wanna hear some Pinback next, or...
"I'm going to be in Philly next weekend for the Air concert."

"Oh, so you're comin' up for air?"

I crack me up.
easy 7
alux wrote:
That comment sure fell flat.
It's the pressure of trying to be funny.
Some people say not to worry about the air
That comment sure fell flat. Papernapkin wrote:
Of air you tire?
Air is human
I like it: 7
themotion wrote:
heh ... orchestrating a pocket symphony
As Confucius say, "He who stands with hands in pocket feels cocky all day."
Papernapkin wrote:
Of air you tire?
I fear to tread where this comment thread is rolling to. (Just another day on "Radial" Paradise, I guess.)
to air is human
Of air you tire?
themotion wrote:
heh ... orchestrating a pocket symphony
Perhaps inflated?
al9009 wrote:
Did you know that they don't put air in the tyres of aircraft...they use Nitrogen instead - cos it is inert.
Where the heck is ert? :drool:
michaelgmitchell wrote:
The guy on the left seems to be enjoying himself a bit too much.
heh ... orchestrating a pocket symphony
My girlfriend is big fan. Music is alternatively relaxing and stirring and great for when we are just cleaning up around the apartment. They should however have more guest vocalists who often enhance their tunes.
brett_k wrote:
They used an air song in that movie virgin suicides by whazzername coppola, it was playground love (still my favorite air song)
I believe it was the whole soundtrack......and I love it.
mojoman wrote:
... and that 97.8926% of all statistics are made up on the spot?
Oh, now I get it!
The guy on the left seems to be enjoying himself a bit too much.
mojoman wrote:
... and that 97.8926% of all statistics are made up on the spot?
I agree with you 99%.
angrypanda wrote:
The opening chords remind me of Wilco's "Muzzle of Bees." So much so, in fact, that I did a double-take on the track title.
Definitely Wilcoish. I here Elliot Smith too.
MonkeyPod wrote:
Did you know that air makes up 92.5% of the Earth's atmosphere?
... and that 97.8926% of all statistics are made up on the spot?
The opening chords remind me of Wilco's "Muzzle of Bees." So much so, in fact, that I did a double-take on the track title.
LOVE LOVE Love LovE :sunny: :sunny: :sunny: :sunny: :sunny: :sunny: :sunny: :sunny: :sunny: :sunny:
They used an air song in that movie virgin suicides by whazzername coppola, it was playground love (still my favorite air song)
al9009 wrote:
Did you know that they don't put air in the tyres of aircraft...they use Nitrogen instead - cos it is inert.
He he he ...tyres... Over here in Freedomland we spell it tires. Go Freedom! :bounce:
I can't help it--they just sound out of tune.
alanthecowboy wrote:
And approximately 0.00867% of the songs I've heard on RP. Yes, I figured it out.
Would you explain it to me? I don't get it.
MonkeyPod wrote:
Did you know that air makes up 92.5% of the Earth's atmosphere?
And approximately 0.00867% of the songs I've heard on RP. Yes, I figured it out.
MonkeyPod wrote:
Did you know that air makes up 92.5% of the Earth's atmosphere?
Did you know that they don't put air in the tyres of aircraft...they use Nitrogen instead - cos it is inert.
Did you know that air makes up 92.5% of the Earth's atmosphere?
Ah! Some nice fresh Air!
Alpine wrote:
I bought this. Has'nt arrived yet. Cover looks like two ghosts, one of them playing pocket pool.
LOL. Thx for a long and loud laughter in the office. :biggrin:
I bought this. Has'nt arrived yet. Cover looks like two ghosts, one of them playing pocket pool.
I'm not turned off by it, but it strikes me as a similar reaction I have to movies that have more special/computer effects than plot. It's kind of a "hey, we can make these really cool computer effects, let's make a movie" (300), or in this case an album cover. Wizzuvv_oz wrote:
Am I the only one who is "turned off" by this self absorbed cover art? I _really_ like this tune
Wizzuvv_oz wrote:
Am I the only one who is "turned off" by this self absorbed cover art? I _really_ like this tune
I'm not really turned off by it although somewhere it reminds me a little of one of those michael jackson statues. Can't remember when, but at some point in time MJ was going over the world donating statues of himself to some mcDonalds restaurants I believe (no, not ronald mcDonald ;)) As far as self absorbed goes that's got to rank up there with the likes of kim yong il and other assorted "glorious Leaders".
Wizzuvv_oz wrote:
I also agree.
Then we're all agreed?
Eh. Not so much. :eh:
Ugh. ABBA on quaaludes :stop:
Wizzuvv_oz wrote:
Am I the only one who is "turned off" by this self absorbed cover art? Guck. How about not taking a picture of yourselves, and take a picture of what you see? Wanks.
I got no beef with it...looks like the fella on the left's conducting a pocket symphony with his hand, too. :wink: Pretty good tune...I've caught most of this album's tracks on a late-night radio show and haven't been disappointed yet. Probably time to buy.
Wizzuvv_oz wrote:
Am I the only one who is "turned off" by this self absorbed cover art? Guck. How about not taking a picture of yourselves, and take a picture of what you see? Wanks. I _really_ like this tune
Meh, I think the cover art is pretty cool. It is a nice use of Photoshop filters.
Am I the only one who is "turned off" by this self absorbed cover art? I _really_ like this tune
Am I the only one who hears the similarities between the opening of this, and Jose Gonzales' Heartbeats cover?
bokey wrote:
They should be left in a bank vault with no air.
Wow.... who's Jerry lewis man? :bounce:
Does anyone else hear a whole lot of Behind Blue Eyes?
hippiechick wrote:
Guess I'm first. Still trying to decide if this is worth buying.
I bought it. Ehh.
Lock 'em in a bank vault with no air.
davin wrote:
I agree
I also agree.
Inamorato wrote:
The album hasn't been getting great reviews, but I like it. It has a seamless construction that is transporting.
Ditto. Every time a track from it comes on it cuts right through.
Inamorato wrote:
The album hasn't been getting great reviews, but I like it. It has a seamless construction that is transporting.
I agree
We found this album took a couple listens to grown on us. There's no "Cherry Blossom Girl" or super-catchy songs, but it's consistent and nice background music.
Kind of cool cover art....
hippiechick wrote:
Guess I'm first. Still trying to decide if this is worth buying.
The album hasn't been getting great reviews, but I like it. It has a seamless construction that is transporting.
bob_hund wrote:
I must say I'm a bit disappointed on their new album. This one is ok, but some are just too boring. Where are the melodies? :sad:
More cowbell! :drunk: :beat: :cheesygrin:
bob_hund wrote:
I must say I'm a bit disappointed on their new album. This one is ok, but some are just too boring. Where are the melodies? :sad:
It's been 9 years since their last awesome album. This sounds just a tab (more like a ton) of one Mr. Sufjan Stevens
I must say I'm a bit disappointed on their new album. This one is ok, but some are just too boring. Where are the melodies? :sad:
hippiechick wrote:
Guess I'm first. Still trying to decide if this is worth buying.
Apparently it is more similar to Moon Safari again... didn't hear the song though... :wink:
Guess I'm first. Still trying to decide if this is worth buying.