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The Coral Sea — Under The Westway
Album: Volcano and Heart
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6.9

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Total ratings: 1229









Released: 2005
Length: 3:44
Plays (last 30 days): 2
I tried to see your side
Living up all your life
The thoughts that threw me down
Was everything but inside
The times that took me back
Afraid to let you go
Giving up all my life
The tears that are stuck inside
Tying up all my eyes
Afraid to let you go
Deifly all the signs that you find
The love that took you there
Was so real and scared
Try to open your eyes
The love that took you there
Was so real and scared
Dissatisfy yourself
Living up all your dreams
The fact that threw you so
Was everything that it seemed
Who will forsake you now
Giving up all your fight
Afraid to let you go
Comments (128)add comment
 jhorton wrote:
Chrissie Hynde called, she wants her voice back!
 
How did she communicate this over the phone without her voice?
Till I checked who it was I thought 'Swedish'. And the title could have been for a song by the Clash. But all that is irrelevant as song is great!
 bakshi wrote:
love this song... need a better music system to appreciate this ..esp when the drums kick in
 
Thanks for the heads up, bakshi, I'll try to play this on the big speakers when I can.  And since BillG pointed out this band is from SB, I'll go 6+1 = 7 for the 805 nostalgia...Long Live RP!!
 unclehud wrote:
I don't get why so many folks think this is Chrissy Hynde.

 
This is the first time I have heard this song, but I did think it was Chrissy Hynde/Pretenders...
getting drowsy ...... zzz zzz
love this song... need a better music system to appreciate this ..esp when the drums kick in
The whole album is a hidden gem. Check it out. 
Love this tune. Haven't heard it in years. Bought it way-back-when after hearing it on RP!
Very nice lyric and composition. Somehow reminds me of 'The Bends' era Radio head. 

Very good ! 
 divis wrote:

{#Mrgreen}

His solo project 'House of Wolves' is also excellent

 



Cheers, I'll look it up. Ha, Villalobos - House of Wolves, just got it!
Nice song. Play it more often RP
I love the arrangement, meaning and sentiment of this song.
 Ngoziman wrote:
Hate to intrude on the debate about who "she" sounds like, and I know it's been said before, but HIS name is Rey Villalobos.
 
{#Mrgreen}

His solo project 'House of Wolves' is also excellent
Always loved this song, maybe never got a chance to investigate who it was...really has a familiar sound, and poignant lyrics; so nice! 
 Ngoziman wrote:
Hate to intrude on the debate about who "she" sounds like, and I know it's been said before, but HIS name is Rey Villalobos.
 
{#Cheers} Cheers, Ngoziman.
 Ngoziman wrote:
Hate to intrude on the debate about who "she" sounds like, and I know it's been said before, but HIS name is Rey Villalobos.
 
Chrissie-Rey Villalobos-Hynde.   ; )
Hate to intrude on the debate about who "she" sounds like, and I know it's been said before, but HIS name is Rey Villalobos.
Is this song sad or is it happy? It depends on your mood I guess. Anyway, it's always great to hear it. You could play it more often, Radio Paradise :)
The comparison is extremely superficial.
i love this artist.    
so GFY  
Great singer!!!...
No, just kidding.{#Nyah}
 ziakut wrote:

I too am extremely perplexed as to why people say this. To me, the singer sounds NOTHING like Ms. Hynde. I like the tune too Sasha2001.

 
She has a lazy nasal delivery that is reminiscent of Chrissy. But nothing like as close as Florence.
 Sasha2001 wrote:
I both like this tune and am wondering why folks think she sounds like Chrissie Hynde?
 
I too am extremely perplexed as to why people say this. To me, the singer sounds NOTHING like Ms. Hynde. I like the tune too Sasha2001.
I can hear a little Chrissie Hynde and Aimee Mann.
I both like this tune and am wondering why folks think she sounds like Chrissie Hynde?
 terrapin52 wrote:
Boring.  It really makes me wonder why they even bother.
 
The same could be said for a great many comments. 
 
 {#Wink}Stingray wrote:
I always wonder how certain bands are able to produce songs
without any, just any meldody!

This one is a perfect example! If I could I gave it a "sero".
JUST TERRIBLE! 
 
Go'on give it a sero...... after all, it has no meldody  I knew a girl named Meldody once. She was very melodic. She was fine too.  {#Confused}

 TJS wrote:
I totally thought this was the Pretenders.  I had to look.  Love it!
 

Wondering where you —- and a few others here - got that from. 

Sounds nothing like anything the Pretenders have ever recorded.
Not my style, maybe I just don't get it...
great stuff but very disappointing not to be able to buy this on vinyl.

well, one more record i won't be spending money on because of the ignorance
of the good old vinyl.


 jhorton wrote:
Chrissie Hynde called, she wants her voice back!
 
Larry David and Jerry Seinfeld called - they want people to stop using variants of their 15-year-old line, especially when those variants don't seem particularly accurate, but I guess everyone hears different things in singers' voices.
By the way, the singer in this band is of the male gender.



I don't get why so many folks think this is Chrissy Hynde.
I always wonder how certain bands are able to produce songs
without any, just any meldody!

This one is a perfect example! If I could I gave it a "sero".
JUST TERRIBLE! 
Boring.  It really makes me wonder why they even bother.
 ssg wrote:
Changed my 9 to 10.
 
There ya go.
So awesome!
 ssg wrote:
Changed my 9 to 10.
 
A wise choice !
HORRIBLE!!!
Changed my 9 to 10.
 Jelani wrote:

hahaha! right you are!
Makes you feel kinda weird, no?
 
Totally, seeing as how I absolutely dig chicks that sing...

 debobasu wrote:
I was all, wow another female singer I like, then I was like, oh noes...
 
hahaha! right you are!
Makes you feel kinda weird, no?
 jagdriver wrote:
...I need to stop looking at these listener comments...
I didn't read yours.

Think these guys were listening to the beginning of Jeff Buckley's "Hallelujah"?  Guitar tone sends me there...  They have a nice sound.
 djengs wrote:


Might want to wantch out for the plank, matey.
 
Hahaha! Good one.
 drews wrote:
She be a siren and I be a sailing boat riding her rocks...hmmm nice 
 

Might want to wantch out for the plank, matey.
I was all, wow another female singer I like, then I was like, oh noes...
TEEEEEEEEEEEERRIBLE SONG!!!!
 drews wrote:
She be a siren and I be a sailing boat riding her rocks...hmmm nice 
 

hehehe..., funny!

Seems the Brits on this board are the most funny!
No wonder!
She be a siren and I be a sailing boat riding her rocks...hmmm nice 
I wish my voice was that beautiful {#Daisy}
The sound of vocals in this reminds me of Lennon's "#9 Dream" a little bit.

There is not much to this song that appeals to me. Just saying.
Reminds me of Sloan.
 jhorton wrote:
Chrissie Hynde called, she wants her voice back!
 

What the what?! This isn't even remotly similar {#Rolleyes}
Chrissie Hynde called, she wants her voice back!
 stevematic wrote:
love the vocalist; reminds me of chrissie hynde
 

the one with the beard? {#Roflol}

Supertramp echoings? {#Ask}
 TJS wrote:
I totally thought this was the Pretenders.  I had to look.  Love it!
 
same here!

Opening notes...insta-Led Zepplin, then after that, it's not as good, but decent.

Is this why I don't live in CA?!
Rey Villalobos, the singer/songwriter for Coral Sea, is a man. Pity a number of folks below seem to have a problem with that. This song is beautiful. Another group like Silversun Pickups in a very nice trend started earlier by Mercury Rev and the Flaming Lips. Thanks, RP, for playing it so often. I'd love to hear more from this album.
I totally thought this was the Pretenders.  I had to look.  Love it!
love the vocalist; reminds me of chrissie hynde
This is grrrreat. What a lovely voice.
 jagdriver wrote:
I like the song. I need to stop looking at these listener comments for this track, though...
 
Totally agreed.

tanyhon wrote:
I thought this was The Pretenders! Does anyone else hear Crissie Hynde?



Glad I wasn't the only one to think that. I'm a serious Pretenders nut, and at first, I thought "What? I've never heard this song before."
Well, I figured out it wasn't, even before seeing the "Now Playing". Still, quite a resemblance, and enjoyable. Jeez, Chrissie just sends me over the edge...


I like the song. I need to stop looking at these listener comments for this track, though...
 sharkey wrote:

What the hell is a gayish sounding male & what the hell does it have to do with this singer. Enjoy or shut up.
 
i second that

It's really annoying me {#Beat}
i keep thinkin' that i am going to hear Bryan Setzer with the first couple of notes of the guitar...
 ercasul wrote:
it starts out sounding like Chrissie Hynde covering Radiohead
 
Spot-on! {#Clap}

Love this.  Although TBH I can hear about 3 other artists in there - it starts out sounding like Chrissie Hynde covering Radiohead, then the chorus is really reminiscent of an NZ band called Goldenhorse.    But still lovely.

Great playlist, this one. 
 k_trout wrote:

dude
i really do not care one way or another whether you like the song or not
but to make a statement such as "a man I guess, but probably not from the local football team"
and then use the term "redneck from texas" to reply to my comment, and then to hide behind "not slavishly following masculine stereotypes" in  using negative,  belittling statements to promote your supposed superiority is laughable.
bark bark bark
rock on
dude
{#Cowboy}
 
Hmmm ... Looks like you got me wrong right from the start, and things are not improving.
Too difficult to sort it out. Only that much: I dont feel superior to anybody. And communication via the web
is always a tricky thing.
Have a nice one!

This song gets better with each listen.
 Baum74 wrote:

Perls of wisdom!
Exactly, you got it!
Plus: Not slavishly following masculine stereotypes
often takes more guts than just barking along ...

 
dude
i really do not care one way or another whether you like the song or not
but to make a statement such as "a man I guess, but probably not from the local football team"
and then use the term "redneck from texas" to reply to my comment, and then to hide behind "not slavishly following masculine stereotypes" in  using negative,  belittling statements to promote your supposed superiority is laughable.
bark bark bark
rock on
dude
{#Cowboy}


 elxibalba wrote:
Not all gay men are girly, nor are all girly men gay.
 
Perls of wisdom!
Exactly, you got it!
Plus: Not slavishly following masculine stereotypes
often takes more guts than just barking along ...

sporkster
(New York, NY)
Posted: Oct 04, 2008 - 07:45 < Reply >

 tanyhon wrote: I thought this was The Pretenders! Does anyone else hear Crissie Hynde?

 

Totally!!  I was thinking the exact same thing.  But this is a dude singing?  Weird.  Sounds like a woman.

What's going on here...a little Wendy (nee: Walter) Carlos action?

Not all gay men are girly, nor are all girly men gay.
 k_trout wrote:

i guess that would be a girly man, in your vernacular?
{#Cowboy}
 
No, I am not a redneck from Texas.
And no problems with men not joining the local football team.
But in this case I just dont like the singing!


 Baum74 wrote:
Hmmm ...
Sounds a bit like Placebo covering a (soft) Smashing Pumpkins song.
Don't really like the singing (a man I guess, but probably not from the local football team)
 
i guess that would be a girly man, in your vernacular?
{#Cowboy}


 morgsy67 wrote:
Aimee Mann if she was making good music today
 

Aimee still kills it.  Have you seen her lately? 

And this sounds nothing like her — vocally or musically.

{#Rolleyes}

Hmmm ...
Sounds a bit like Placebo covering a (soft) Smashing Pumpkins song.
Don't really like the singing (a man I guess, but probably not from the local football team)
 jgeyer wrote:
I'm unclear, is this a woman?
 
Does it matter? It's smooth and lovely on the ear.

I'm unclear, is this a woman?
{#Clap}
 tanyhon wrote:
I thought this was The Pretenders! Does anyone else hear Crissie Hynde?

 

Totally!!  I was thinking the exact same thing.  But this is a dude singing?  Weird.  Sounds like a woman.
I thought this was The Pretenders! Does anyone else hear Crissie Hynde?

 sharkey wrote:

Grow up bitch

 

And this is a mature comment because??
macadavy wrote:
Sheesh! I can understand skittishness regarding castrati - but what you macho males got against countertenors? (click here)


Shhh.... macho closeted homosexual guys have an anxiety tantrum whenever they hear anything they remotely associate with gays... high singing voices, sensitivity, understanding, caring, knowing how to cook, heck even nice shoes... Don't say the word countertenor, it might raise macho closeted guys' blood pressure.

It's ok macho closeted guys, we understand that you are secretely bi or gay, and don't worry, we can't see you in your room when you secretely pull out your gay porn videos. Us straight guys who are completely secure about our sexuality don't have any anxiety when we hear a male singer with a high voice or anything else that triggers you closeted boys. In fact, us straight guys who are completely secure about our sexuality really don't care if you're gay or anyone else is.



oceansoul63 wrote:
A very nice song. I was disappointed to find that the singer was male, though. I had been thinking it was a very cool direction for a female songwriter to go in. Oh well, either way, it's a good song.
Grow up bitch
crazy wrote:
yeah, what's with the gayish sounding male singers lately?
Grow up.
crazy wrote:
yeah, what's with the gayish sounding male singers lately?
What the hell is a gayish sounding male & what the hell does it have to do with this singer. Enjoy or shut up.
coloradojohn wrote:
Hey I'll second that -- but before it sounded like Cracker it sounded like all sorts of wild things...and then near the end it sounded like something else again entirely...and it's the second time I've heard it, and the second time I thought the same thing... Anyhow, some amazing stuff! good Lord how it just keeps right on coming hmmm this and then Nick H and that sexy-breathy Goldfrappy gal wow I love how it seems so logically trippy the way these songs all flow together; great after-a-bath sparking the pipe and having a cold-one while planning the summer trip back to Boulder and new life in Peru-musing tunes, Bill, thanks!
Like my Dad used to say, "You have Diarrhea of the mouth!" :flamed:
deepwoodskev wrote:
Before the singer started up, I thought this was Cracker.
Hey I'll second that — but before it sounded like Cracker it sounded like all sorts of wild things...and then near the end it sounded like something else again entirely...and it's the second time I've heard it, and the second time I thought the same thing...
Anyhow, some amazing stuff! good Lord how it just keeps right on coming hmmm this and then Nick H and that sexy-breathy Goldfrappy gal wow I love how it seems so logically trippy the way these songs all flow together — thanks!

now, how to differentiate this from Keane or Coldplay or...... why bother. just let it play as background to show off my "good taste"
agbar713 wrote:
I think it's a rise in the gay recruitment. They've been trying to get me, and I must admit that they do offer a nice retirement package. They also get cool uniforms consisting of tighter than normal clothing, and shoes, lots and lots of shoes. You should visit their headquarters in New York. They make an Apple-Tini that will knock your socks off :cheers: , that is if you're wearing any. Most of the guys there have a foot fetish so socks are usually the first things to go.
:lol: :roflol: :cheesygrin:
crazy wrote:
yeah, what's with the gayish sounding male singers lately?
I think it's a rise in the gay recruitment. They've been trying to get me, and I must admit that they do offer a nice retirement package. They also get cool uniforms consisting of tighter than normal clothing, and shoes, lots and lots of shoes. You should visit their headquarters in New York. They make an Apple-Tini that will knock your socks off :cheers: , that is if you're wearing any. Most of the guys there have a foot fetish so socks are usually the first things to go.
Reminds me of early Radiohead. I like this. Is the rest of the album good?
AphidA wrote:
Definitely Hyndesque ... but apparently a wee bit tranny. Is there a (new) male-falsetto movement afoot in rock and roll?
Sheesh! I can understand skittishness regarding castrati - but what you macho males got against countertenors? (click here)
A very nice song. I was disappointed to find that the singer was male, though. I had been thinking it was a very cool direction for a female songwriter to go in. Oh well, either way, it's a good song.
Before the singer started up, I thought this was Cracker.
yeah, what's with the gayish sounding male singers lately?
cool song
Oopsy. It's a boy-boy with a not-boy-boy voice. Threw me for a loop. Also had The Pretenders in my head. Catchy. But I'd have to hear it again, I think.
Definitely Hyndesque ... but apparently a wee bit tranny. Is there a (new) male-falsetto movement afoot in rock and roll? * Silver Sun Pickups * Delays * The Coral Sea * etc.
i love this... from the first note all the way thru!
Aimee Mann if she was making good music today
This is just wickedly cool! Love the sound and vibe, had to upgrade it from a nine to a ten. Too bad they're not available on iTunes (not here in Norway, anyway).
These guys are onto something. Fresh and vaguely beatlesque.
CCinSB wrote:
great local SB band!
Really? I didn't know that! How cool! They have a good sound. I really like this album.
very much in the mood inspired by the band.
great local SB band!
cmrump wrote:
I was reminded of Of Montreal
:yes:
Second time hearing this. It's growing on me. Nice lite early morning stuff.
It's somehow related to The Postal Service...a deficit in its gene-pool.
This song always seems to improve my mood.
lmic wrote:
But looking at Wiki, it's a male Chrissie! Beggin yer pardon, Rey! :redface:
But nowhere near the fire in the belly, gender notwithstanding.
lmic wrote:
But looking at Wiki, it's a male Chrissie! Beggin yer pardon, Rey! :redface:
What? That's a guy ? I never would have thought that!
lmic wrote:
But looking at Wiki, it's a male Chrissie! Beggin yer pardon, Rey! :redface:
That's funny!
I was reminded of Of Montreal