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My Morning Jacket — It Beats 4 U
Album: Okonokos
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Released: 2006
Length: 4:22
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who could see and not believe? the heart that beats the wavelength.
and who could say but never do. things they've said to someone who
thru all that's been and all will be - so in line so thoughfully(lessly)
in tune with you. so in time for me. new thoughts arrive. so in time for me.
who can count the time i'm beatin... with my hands?
who can stop the smoke from breathin... in my head?
words will come and words will go. make believe and overthrow.
just believe and you can do.
you know my heart - it beats for you.
it beats4u - so in time we beat. your thoughts align - so in time with me.
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 Nerubo wrote:
I couldn't understand the lyrics, so I read them. I still can't understand them. Possibly too much MMJ was smoked before writing this one?  

 I have this whole theory that the right amount of weed needs to be smoked for good music. Too little, and it's boring. Too much, and you get, well, this. Or most Grateful Dead songs.

The good news is that the guitarist can still play even when zooted out of his mind.  {#Cheesygrin}

 
I agree with your assessment.
Rockin!
 planet_lizard wrote:
For just a moment when that bass started up I thought we were in for Spinal Tap's 'Big Bottoms'...

 
Wrong puppet show..
 h8rhater wrote:

Yeah... songs with good beginnings and great endings are just so damn lousy.  Especially when that middle 5 seconds just doesn't cut it.

 
xD Yeah, sorry about that, I got so much into them now that I got all the albums. I think I will shut my mouth :X
I couldn't understand the lyrics, so I read them. I still can't understand them. Possibly too much MMJ was smoked before writing this one?  

 I have this whole theory that the right amount of weed needs to be smoked for good music. Too little, and it's boring. Too much, and you get, well, this. Or most Grateful Dead songs.

The good news is that the guitarist can still play even when zooted out of his mind.  {#Cheesygrin}
 maboleth wrote:
Duh, glad this will be over, whiny and thin vocals. It's only good at the beginning and has a great ending with a thumping bass.

 
Yeah... songs with good beginnings and great endings are just so damn lousy.  Especially when that middle 5 seconds just doesn't cut it.
 DaidyBoy wrote:
Lovely Jefferson Airplane-ey bass guitar.  Closely followed in rotation today with Somebody To Love (Live).  Nice touch.

 

I can never play this loud enough here at work to hear the bass.  But based on your comparison of the bass work to Jack Casady, I am going to raise my rating of this song a couple of points.
Lovely Jefferson Airplane-ey bass guitar.  Closely followed in rotation today with Somebody To Love (Live).  Nice touch.
4 > 2 today.  snoozer
Duh, glad this will be over, whiny and thin vocals. It's only good at the beginning and has a great ending with a thumping bass.
What a bass player !
I can't believe I am hearing this right now Bill!!! I was singing it in my head all day!! This song ROCKS!!!!{#Bananajam}{#Drummer}{#Bananapiano}{#Bounce}
Scored 12th row center seats for Boston!
{#Drummer}{#Bananajam} 
Awesome song.
Just got the new album in the mail.  Whoop!
 planet_lizard wrote:
For just a moment when that bass started up I thought we were in for Spinal Tap's 'Big Bottoms'...

 
Stonehenge!
Great song, hey Kermie?  Some of those notes are nowhere near it.
{#Sunny}
For just a moment when that bass started up I thought we were in for Spinal Tap's 'Big Bottoms'...
Hey Mr Edge, listen to what a difference a bass makes to a track.
Amazing live band.
  kingart wrote:

Yeah, it has an engaging sound quality. Earnest and enthusiastic, too. And because of all that effort put into the art, I expect to comprehend the words.  I can't figure out if the words are indistinct as a matter of production choice, or a lazy singer. 

 
Damn, I did type in Jim James' name after googling it, but I guess I forgot to update my earlier comment.  I hate when I do that!  Anyway, the original's fixed now.  And today, this song following the Bodeans' "Fadeaway" has capped an excellent set begun by the Dandy Warhols' "Godless"!
 kaybee wrote:
A lot of people bitch about ?? voice, but there's an innocent, joy and vulnerability in his voice that I really appreciate.

 
Yeah, it has an engaging sound quality. Earnest and enthusiastic, too. And because of all that effort put into the art, I expect to comprehend the words.  I can't figure out if the words are indistinct as a matter of production choice, or a lazy singer. 
A lot of people bitch about JIm James' voice, but there's an innocence, joy and vulnerability in his voice that I really appreciate.
Enthralling high energy music. Wish I could say that the vocalist was equally captivating. He's in the Tom Yorke category of singing flat and swallowing mumbling the lyrics.  
Can't wait to see them again!
Oh my ...loving this{#Bananapiano}{#Drummer}{#Bananajam}{#Guitarist}{#Boohoo} not sure how many is in the band...but in my head this is them playing ...love it:O)X
 spotcheckbilly wrote:
Saw them last week. Awesome show!!!!!!
 

Indeed. One of my favorite live bands. Well, one of my favorite bands, period. But they are amazing live.
This band is nothing short of spectacular live!
 joelbb wrote:

Yes, it says Bill wanted to segue from the sublime back to the ridiculous and he needed this "Sucko-barfo" cut for the second half of that double play.
 

Thankfully, Bill pays no mind to such mad ravings.
 GINRUSH wrote:
When a song catches your ear that you go to the extent of pulling it up on RP that has to say something, right? Just sayin'{#Bananajumprope}
 
Yes, it says Bill wanted to segue from the sublime back to the ridiculous and he needed this "Sucko-barfo" cut for the second half of that double play.
What a great band.
When a song catches your ear that you go to the extent of pulling it up on RP that has to say something, right? Just sayin'{#Bananajumprope}
Not knocking this jam, but sad we don't here anything off of their earlier records - Tennessee Fire, At Dawn, or It Still Moves.  
I like their Rock side
Saw interesting MMJ performance and interview on Boing Boing TV, which only made me like the band more.
Saw them last week. Awesome show!!!!!!
yeah - i like the way the drum goes bada bada bump
Nice groove, good motion.
Title should be: It Beeps 4 U.

Saw them in Paradiso, Amsterdam. Music was so loud I still hear a beep in my ears. Since November 2011. {#Arghhh}
 meinthecorner wrote:

Here, here!
 
CHEERS to that! Where's the emoticons when you need them?  
this music has a great feel to it.
Utter Brilliance
Hear! Hear!
 tbaloney619 wrote:
I think I figured something out.  Too many listeners are being too analytical.  "It doesn't sound like the Beatles", or "it doesn't sound like Metallica".  Hey, not everything Bill plays is "great".  As much as I love Neil Young, there are several of his songs that don't move me.  But I don't over-analyze it.  Just listen, or not. That's radio.  Sometimes I think some of you don't drink enough.  Too many inhibitions or encumbrances.  Toss a few back.  Enjoy.
 
Here, here!
good stuff
Thunderous

They hit this out of the park 
{#Sunny}
 shutter wrote:
A bit Flaming Lips-ish, I think. Pretty good, though.
 



You say that like its a bad thing. Would love to see THAT show.
Wow,  I thought for certain that this was Choir of Young Believers
{#Drummer}  ... I feel like headbanging to this one
Drumz !
A bit Flaming Lips-ish, I think. Pretty good, though.
 sirdroseph wrote:

Love him or hate him, one of the greatest live voices Bono followed by one of the most annoying!{#Lol}


 
No kidding, love a lot MMJ music, but sometimes I really wish it was just instrumental....especially the live stuff.

 Stingray wrote:BORING AND SIMPLE!

lemmoth wrote:


Simple?? So - are you a musician and could you even begin to pull off the wall of guitar noise - and the cool bass run - toward the end of this song.
 
I would wager heavily on NOPE!

Love him or hate him, one of the greatest live voices Bono followed by one of the most annoying!{#Lol}


This is a great album and this, one of my favourite songs off of it.

Inspiring and floating. Loving it!
I love the smell of jacket in the morning.
 Stingray wrote:
BORING AND SIMPLE!
 

Simple?? So - are you a musician and could you even begin to pull off the wall of guitar noise - and the cool bass run - toward the end of this song.
Fabulous tune - these guys are very cool live.
 freeone1 wrote:
love the morning jacket in the morning...thanks bill!
 
Yeah, 08:30 here and I'm having coffee with "My Morning Jacket". It's good. 7.


I think I figured something out.  Too many listeners are being too analytical.  "It doesn't sound like the Beatles", or "it doesn't sound like Metallica".  Hey, not everything Bill plays is "great".  As much as I love Neil Young, there are several of his songs that don't move me.  But I don't over-analyze it.  Just listen, or not. That's radio.  Sometimes I think some of you don't drink enough.  Too many inhibitions or encumbrances.  Toss a few back.  Enjoy.

Like a shot of cool Reposado, this washes away the horrible aftertaste of that Cranberries shite. . .
 
 spigolli wrote:

Agreed - he's way too good for this band.

 

Yea, I can see that.{#Yes}
 Stingray wrote:
BORING AND SIMPLE!
 

Couldn't agree with you more!{#Cheers}

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BORING AND SIMPLE!
love the morning jacket in the morning...thanks bill!
 parrothead wrote:
   The drummer on this track is good.
 
Agreed - he's way too good for this band.

 joshfm wrote:
Dammit! I need to see these guys.
 
They're on my must see list also! I have a bunch of their live stuff via archives.org. Good, good stuff.
Harmony reminded accelerated Dead Can Dance
{#Drummer}{#Bananajam}{#Drummer}{#Dancingbanana_2}....great!
{#Drummer} Still loving this one!

It's nice when a horrible song is followed by a great song, like this one!!
still amazing. {#Hearteyes}
runs back to their old song "the bear" which is a classic if you are a long time MMJ fan. 

 
onyxover wrote:


And when you do, let us know. It is a head scratcher.
 


What a comfortable vibe.

great!


Fleet Foxes!  Got it.  That's where I've heard this voice before.  That info was stored in a deep, dark, corner and took some time to dig out.
My 8 and 10 year old love it when I crank this song up in the car. They sing along with the most serious look on their faces, it's precious! And yes i really like MMJ.
My favorite "new" band! Love them. Thanks RP!
I like to point out positive things, I like most music that is played on RP. But this Morning Jacket stuff is pretty lame. It is basic rhythm patterns with some guy who is not that good of a singer, singing through some echo chamber effects box.
   The drummer on this track is good.
 WonderLizard wrote:
I don't get all the negativity. These guys are sorta like the Big Brother and the Holding Company of the 21st century.
 

??What negativity?? From what I can gather, evidently I am the only person in the entire world who cannot stand this band!{#Stop}
Posted: Jan 04, 2010 - 13:08 < Reply >

 Decoy wrote:
Stan Approved
 
Not a huge fan myself, but these guys were GREAT on American Dad! {#Lol}

decoy !! what a great name
 Decoy wrote:
Stan Approved
 
Not a huge fan myself, but these guys were GREAT on American Dad! {#Lol}
I don't get all the negativity. These guys are sorta like the Big Brother and the Holding Company of the 21st century.
Stan Approved:
Stan
Terrific live album!


I found myself subconsciously turning the volume up! Great Stuff!
Very nice tune!
 Derecho wrote:

Matching DVD is excellent.  Except for the part at the end with the bear.  Still trying to figure that one out.  {#Stupid}
 

And when you do, let us know. It is a head scratcher.
 ddunne wrote:
Kind of has a Christopher Cross kind of sound...
 
except with balls and originality.

 meadowwoods wrote:
really like this - whole album is great too.

 
Matching DVD is excellent.  Except for the part at the end with the bear.  Still trying to figure that one out.  {#Stupid}
Kind of has a Christopher Cross kind of sound...
really like this - whole album is great too.

Sultry.
 Krispian wrote:

Well, I wouldn't go that far, but these guys are proving to be very amazing.

 
Agreed, if this song doesn't get your heart pumping....you better check your pulse. {#Eh}
may be the coffee rush this morning
i'm loving this
but i love everything
Dammit! I need to see these guys.
 tobstar wrote:
I love this song so much I almost get sexually excited everytime I hear it.

 
I'll have what tobstar's having!

Everything I've heard from this live CD is pretty darn good.

Best MMJ song. 9 thumbs up
 kaybee wrote:
I'm really liking a lot of what I am hearing from this group and might wind up getting this album.  Yet another of the myriad talents this station has introduced me to.  Thanks, RP!
 

Go see them live. You will never forget the experience.

Well my boats not floating here.  Not sinking either but c'mon Bill i want the next track to set that boat on fire.
I'm really liking a lot of what I am hearing from this group and might wind up getting this album.  Yet another of the myriad talents this station has introduced me to.  Thanks, RP!
 tobstar wrote:
I love this song so much I almost get sexually excited everytime I hear it.

 
Well, I wouldn't go that far, but these guys are proving to be very amazing.

 tobstar wrote:
I love this song so much I almost get sexually excited everytime I hear it.

 
Easy big fella.

Diggin' this! 
I love this song so much I almost get sexually excited everytime I hear it.

 moonchildsce wrote:
Anyone else hearing a pinch of fleet foxes in mmj? 

Not a bad thing...not at all. {#Laughing}
 
you might want to look at the dates... MMJ has been around a little(he) bit longer so I think it's really "MMJ in Fleet Foxes"...

Yeah - pretty blatant borrowing as artists will do, but FF sounds dang good! 
They're kind of growing on me.  I've re-rated this song higher.
 moonchildsce wrote:
Anyone else hearing a pinch of fleet foxes in mmj? 

Not a bad thing...not at all. {#Laughing}
 
I think Fleet Foxes and MMJ have been drawing on the same wells of inspiration, but at the same time I think there are important distinctions between the bands. MMJ's newest stuff has been leaving me a bit cold, but their earlier work is spinechilling. Having said that, "The Way that He Sings"  creates a comparable transcendental reaction in me as FF's "He Doesn't Know Why".

 Gish05 wrote:
This whole live album of theirs is amazing. I strongly suggest it. "Lay Low" rocks on stage.
 

Ditto.
 westslope wrote:

 Still reminds me of Sigur Ros.

 
even when that sigur ros guy is singing in a totally made up language, he enunciates clearly.

Anyone else hearing a pinch of fleet foxes in mmj? 

Not a bad thing...not at all. {#Laughing}
The baseline is taken directly from a Buzzcocks song, the name of which eludes me.
This whole live album of theirs is amazing. I strongly suggest it. "Lay Low" rocks on stage.
I like it, but that is some very odd singing / keening at the end..{#Stupid}
 gatews wrote:

name calling...nice. 

 

No harm, no foul. I wish the sign read, "I'm with this person!", but it doesn't. My use of the emoticon is not intended to offend the previous poster with whom I am very much in agreement.

{#Nyah}
Is it me or does his voice sound like Robin Pecknold from the Fleet Foxes.

jagdriver wrote:


{#Iamwithstupid}

name calling...nice.