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Madrugada — Hands Up - I Love You
Album: The Nightly Disease
Avg rating:
7.4

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Total ratings: 3800









Released: 2001
Length: 5:31
Plays (last 30 days): 1
There's no use to complain
Or start it off again
There's no sign of weakness in me
Do I compel you like you compel me?
And nothing stays the same
And no one said it would
I would not think of such things if I could...
If I could help myself,
If I could

So put your warm little hands where I can see them
Put those hands on my face
Tell me you love me
And no one else
Or close those little hands
Now they're fists
Now they're little fists

Punch a hole in me with those fists
If you ever wanted to punch a hole in me
And find out what's in me
There's really nothing in me

And nothing stays the same
And nothing ever happens to you that will happen to you again
Or is this the way it was?
Was it this same room, this same fight, this same scene?
With us dancing on the kitchen floor
And the wind climbing in through the open window

I used to hear distant cracks out in the city night
I could swear some one was being shot down
Now we hear that all the time...

So do you like where we're headed?
Does it make sense in your eyes?
Do you miss me, baby, when I fall asleep?
Do you reach out for my arm?
Do you find it's too far away?
Do you?

Now tell me I'm handsome
I will tell you we are really not old at all
There's no use to complain

Still you and no one else

So put your warm little hands where I can see them
Put those hands on my face
Now if you get any out of this
Then that's the thing that makes me sleep all day
And I'll explain my love for you
On another day
Comments (305)add comment
 TripletThreat wrote:

Does it matter?

I’m high. This is a great song.  
Or

This is a great song.  I’m high.  




Hi!  This is a GREAT SONG!  
Does it matter?

I’m high. This is a great song.  
Or

This is a great song.  I’m high.  
awesome band awesome voice awesome song!!!
The first time I heard it, I thought is was Morphine.  The Bass & the voice!  GREAT TUNE!   Thanx RP!  
 lily34 wrote:


had to bump it. such a great comment. 
because, yeah...i'd probably have been that girl when i was younger. his voice really does it for me. 

I'm an arrow-straight male, but I have to say his voice does it for me, too.  Helps that the background music (ironically called the "bed") has a steady  pulse that I really like.
 djengs wrote:

I finally figured it out: the reason I do not like this guy's voice is because it is a panty-burner. You just know if this guy walks by and says "pardon me"  the girl with you is gone. She is going home with him tonight. Jealousy, pure and simple.



had to bump it. such a great comment. 

because, yeah...i'd probably have been that girl when i was younger. his voice really does it for me. 
 Michaeljcovel wrote:


😆you dork !


You can't not reply to this!

 jsd52756 wrote:

Reminds me of Madrugada.  



😆you dork !

 westslope wrote:

Such a dominant bass line is risky.  Works like a hot damn in this song.  

Also love the stripped down sonic space.   




I Agree!! Completely!!
I like the music, not the lyrics. 
GREAT!!  I love the bass line & the way this song starts out!!
Great song, great production.  I think Madrugada and Patty Griffin (Little God) have written songs about the same person.  A person with unusually small hands.
Reminds me of Madrugada.  
 Ralf wrote:

My first guess from the first few bars was Joe Bonamassa.


Is this 'Name That Tune' or Radio Paradise?
Leonard meets Robbie R?
 Ralf wrote:

My first guess from the first few bars was Joe Bonamassa.




I can hear that! GREAT TUNE!!!
EXCELLENT!
My first guess from the first few bars was Joe Bonamassa.
 xknox wrote:

Does this remind anyone else of  Bob Welch era Fleetwood Mac...or is it just me?



More like Leonard Cohen.
 bluematrix wrote:

Um, I don't think the commenter meant it literally, but more like a funny comment (which i found hilarious) and was trying to say the lead singer has a sexy voice. But even if we really want to be literal here, I've definitely seen a sexy lead singer of band hit on and go home with someone else's date. 

And dear gentle reader I was that date . It was many, many years ago - and yes it was the voice - and the hair (which isn't an issue with Madrugada!)
Does this remind anyone else of  Bob Welch era Fleetwood Mac...or is it just me?
Such a dominant bass line is risky.  Works like a hot damn in this song.  

Also love the stripped down sonic space.   
 djengs wrote:

I finally figured it out: the reason I do not like this guy's voice is because it is a panty-burner. You just know if this guy walks by and says "pardon me"  the girl with you is gone. She is going home with him tonight. Jealousy, pure and simple.



Ha!!! Panty Burner.
Loving that bass line...
 Silvervanman wrote:


djengs wrote:
I finally figured it out: the reason I do not like this guy's voice is because it is a panty-burner. You just know if this guy walks by and says "pardon me" the girl with you is gone. She is going home with him tonight. Jealousy, pure and simple.



So how many girls have you lost to guys with better voices since you wrote that. You must have either a really squeaky voice or a bad choice of women, or maybe just treat them like shit if that's the only reason they'd run off :-D (hate those bouncy emotythings)
 
Um, I don't think the commenter meant it literally, but more like a funny comment (which i found hilarious) and was trying to say the lead singer has a sexy voice. But even if we really want to be literal here, I've definitely seen a sexy lead singer of band hit on and go home with someone else's date. 
More Madrugada please!
I really love this band, especially  the singer's voice.
All their songs convey a dark but cosy atmosphere.
 djengs wrote:
I finally figured it out: the reason I do not like this guy's voice is because it is a panty-burner. You just know if this guy walks by and says "pardon me"  the girl with you is gone. She is going home with him tonight. Jealousy, pure and simple.
 

totally true 
 Vakse wrote:
Madrugada is on the road again...
go catch them, well worth it.
 
I wonder, did they come to Australia in 2019? I don't remember hearing anything about it.
 djengs wrote:
I finally figured it out: the reason I do not like this guy's voice is because it is a panty-burner. You just know if this guy walks by and says "pardon me"  the girl with you is gone. She is going home with him tonight. Jealousy, pure and simple.
 

So how many girls have you lost to guys with better voices since you wrote that. You must have either a really squeaky voice or a bad choice of women, or maybe just treat them like shit if that's the only reason they'd run off :-D (hate those bouncy emotythings)
 djengs wrote:you nailed it. If I  met him I would loose my shit immediately 
I finally figured it out: the reason I do not like this guy's voice is because it is a panty-burner. You just know if this guy walks by and says "pardon me"  the girl with you is gone. She is going home with him tonight. Jealousy, pure and simple.
 

 djengs wrote:
I finally figured it out: the reason I do not like this guy's voice is because it is a panty-burner. You just know if this guy walks by and says "pardon me"  the girl with you is gone. She is going home with him tonight. Jealousy, pure and simple.
 

Nice bass. Basic, tasteful but mixed up front. Perfect.

Props to Frode Jacobsen
Thanks for this song. I know it for a very long time and it's one of my favourite. I'm glad to hear it on RP. A very smooth and enchanting song.
Most Excellent.
Is that Linda Ronstadt circa Stone Poneys?
 aroma wrote:
How I love some of the comments that get posted here! This one nearly had me in tears of laughter!

djengs wrote:
I finally figured it out: the reason I do not like this guy's voice is because it is a panty-burner. You just know if this guy walks by and says "pardon me"  the girl with you is gone. She is going home with him tonight. Jealousy, pure and simple.
 

 
Funny reply to the 'panty-burner' comment, aroma, though with a name like yours, there's another reason to burn the panties....
Panty-burner, eh?  First time I read that one.  
How I love some of the comments that get posted here! This one nearly had me in tears of laughter!

djengs wrote:
I finally figured it out: the reason I do not like this guy's voice is because it is a panty-burner. You just know if this guy walks by and says "pardon me"  the girl with you is gone. She is going home with him tonight. Jealousy, pure and simple.
 

I feel like they're gonna be slipping into the twilight zone any minute now!! 
I fink it's pretty good.
  7 down to 3  
really good guitar bits, baseline, vocals...
Creepy... in a Norwegian Leonard Cohen-ish sorta way. Not a bad thing, but creepy!
This song will kill me on a trip
Never heard before. Love it.  
 Grayson wrote:
While I usually like Madrugada, this song is creeping me out. 
 
I agree 
My rating is only  7
While I usually like Madrugada, this song is creeping me out. 
 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:

agreed. 
 
I'll have him sing to me anytime...
Madrugada is on the road again...
go catch them, well worth it.
I love this voice. ♥
 Hannio wrote:


I think he's kinda creepy, actually.

 
agreed. 
I hear shades of several Chris Rea and Chris Isaak songs in this.
Sounds like Bill Callahan here.
 d-don wrote:

THANK YOU, Bill for playing this again! I remembered reading this post nearly three years ago, and every day I anxiously awaited its return. This is hands down the GREATEST POST in the history of RP! It is so right on true! "Panty burner..." Gold, Jerry...GOLD!!

 
 A.M.A.Z.I.N.G.
Initially threw me for a loop… in the direction of Tony Joe White… 
 LowPhreak wrote:
The music is ok, but WTF with the lyrics/vocals? {#Crashcomp}

 

I think he's kinda creepy, actually.
 volnomad wrote:
We have several of their CDs. All good stuff: moody, haunting, great guitar, etc. Yes, vocals a bit like Nick Cave, but that's a good thing! Unfortunately the guitarist died a few years ago... 

 
We just bought this album based on your recommendation - thanks!

Using the RP link, of course... 
We have several of their CDs. All good stuff: moody, haunting, great guitar, etc. Yes, vocals a bit like Nick Cave, but that's a good thing! Unfortunately the guitarist died a few years ago... 
His voice makes it all!
 Piranga wrote:
Chris Rea.

 
There is no need to insult these guys.
good !!
still this very good guitar

at the beginning, sounded like Baxter Dury (voice and melody)

thanks RP for pointing out these very nice surprises !!
are these guys really from Norway?
this and the other Madrugada that RP plays are real good
no offence was intended with the Norway question 
 boober wrote:
The Album Cover
Isabella Rossellini?
I know it's not her....but I like making calls like this.
always loved this song and this band.....sorry they are no more!  

 
I thought it was Linda Rondstadt.


Nice groove!  
Fantastic. I have never heard this band ANYWHERE ELSE other than RP. I heard a track a couple years ago and was so struck by it that I made a mental note of the band -  different song today - had to look em up again. Need to buy CD now. Thanks Bill for turning me on to them. 

 

Why has no American label signed this guy-?

More Sivert Hoyem, please... Lots and lots more...

Nice to hear a man's voice for a change. Deep, unapologetic, relaxed... confident...

Funny how we never know what we miss until it pops up


The music is ok, but WTF with the lyrics/vocals? {#Crashcomp}
{#Heartkiss} ........ v nice 8
 Piranga wrote:
Chris Rea.

 
yeah, kind of. . . .
Nice!
Chris Rea.
The Album Cover
Isabella Rossellini?
I know it's not her....but I like making calls like this.
always loved this song and this band.....sorry they are no more!  
Innamadrugadadavida
More of a MacGruber fan, than Madrugda. 

MacGruber: Macgrubie don't play like homie, and homie don't play like that.
Cool song.  I thought this might be Tindersticks until I looked it up.
No, Bill, No!!!  Send it to the cornfield, send it to the cornfield!!!
Thanks RP...I like Sivert's music. Would not have heard him if not for you
Almost all -8-s this morning... We must be in sync or maybe great minds running in same rut...
Nice, mellow. Bit too similar to Chris Isaak's style, but hey... that's fine. Saint's be praised, happy St. Paddy's day to all.
Yeah, I'm sitting here at work, and the bass line is sinking in deep.
 
cShaggy wrote:


..i hear Twilight Zone (Golden Earring) in it, meself..
 


 djengs wrote:
I finally figured it out: the reason I do not like this guy's voice is because it is a panty-burner. You just know if this guy walks by and says "pardon me"  the girl with you is gone. She is going home with him tonight. Jealousy, pure and simple.
 
THANK YOU, Bill for playing this again! I remembered reading this post nearly three years ago, and every day I anxiously awaited its return. This is hands down the GREATEST POST in the history of RP! It is so right on true! "Panty burner..." Gold, Jerry...GOLD!!
 daedalus wrote:
The insistent bass playing and the bassline itself are very reminiscent of Silversun Pickups. Thought it was them till I heard the voice!
 



..i hear Twilight Zone (Golden Earring) in it, meself..
I did not know this track from Madrugada. It is pretty good! Thanks RP!! {#Sunny}
I know there's been an abundance of comparisons made already in this thread, but I'm wondering if I'm the only one hearing Michael Franti here.
Beautiful lyrics as always 
Alejandro Escovedo meets Bryan Ferry
 
 Delawhere wrote:
I was gonna say Morphine. This song sound nothing like the other one I know by them... both songs quite likeable!
 
Yes! Definitely Morphine-ish! Love it. 
 djengs wrote:
I finally figured it out: the reason I do not like this guy's voice is because it is a panty-burner. You just know if this guy walks by and says "pardon me"  the girl with you is gone. She is going home with him tonight. Jealousy, pure and simple.
 
Kinda like Barry White, huh?
PSD
This singer has a good voice and every song I've heard from the group is good.  The instrumentation goes well with his voice.
Wow!  What a fantastic segue from Rachael Yamagata "Starlight" to this!  love it
 ereme wrote:
up to 9..sivert's voice..
 

The insistent bass playing and the bassline itself are very reminiscent of Silversun Pickups. Thought it was them till I heard the voice!

Chris Isaac, surf guitar meets Los lobos guitar riffs... in cold an spooky Scandinavian fjord... Cool
freeking boring

panty-burning notwithstanding
"I dislike this guy's voice is because it is a panty-burner."

Hilarious!

I like the extremely fat, fuzzy guitar pedal throughout. It's a good combination with the highlighted bass and synthesizer.
I think there's a lot of music on RP that sounds good, even though the song writing isn't better than average. And It's one of the reasons this is such a great place to hear music you wouldn't hear anywhere else. But I think Madrugada falls into this catagory. This is a boring song that sounds really good.
 djengs wrote:
I finally figured it out: the reason I do not like this guy's voice is because it is a panty-burner. You just know if this guy walks by and says "pardon me"  the girl with you is gone. She is going home with him tonight. Jealousy, pure and simple.
 
You have NEVER been so right in you life ( my guess anyway )  You are brilliant !
up to 9..sivert's voice..
Fran? Fran! are you ok? do you want me to come over? Fran?
a solid 9
 djengs wrote:
I finally figured it out: the reason I do not like this guy's voice is because it is a panty-burner. You just know if this guy walks by and says "pardon me"  the girl with you is gone. She is going home with him tonight. Jealousy, pure and simple.

 
MMMMMmmm BWA HAHAHAH HA Ha ha ha haaaaa. . .  "panty burner" 

awesome. . . 


ah, that voice...
 jocelynsart wrote:
ha ha.....kind of sounds like a robbie robertson/leonard cohen mix to me, the voice
 

a little bit of JJ Cale in there too.
ha ha.....kind of sounds like a robbie robertson/leonard cohen mix to me, the voice
 mfcrowe wrote:
This is hands down the funniest and most true comment I have read on RP! You made me laugh out loud. {#Roflol}

 djengs wrote:
I finally figured it out: the reason I do not like this guy's voice is because it is a panty-burner. You just know if this guy walks by and says "pardon me"  the girl with you is gone. She is going home with him tonight. Jealousy, pure and simple.
 
 
haha!! after reading both of these, made me like this song even more—decided to change my rating from 7 to 8. Soooo true re: that voice


kinda likey...cool
This is hands down the funniest and most true comment I have read on RP! You made me laugh out loud. {#Roflol}

 djengs wrote:
I finally figured it out: the reason I do not like this guy's voice is because it is a panty-burner. You just know if this guy walks by and says "pardon me"  the girl with you is gone. She is going home with him tonight. Jealousy, pure and simple.
 


 rahkinrah wrote:
+ almost sounds like Bob Welsh
 
if you're referring to the alcoholic Dodgers pitcher than I will agree with you 5=>3.
+ almost sounds like Bob Welsh
I was gonna say Morphine. This song sound nothing like the other one I know by them... both songs quite likeable!
 djengs wrote:
I finally figured it out: the reason I do not like this guy's voice is because it is a panty-burner. You just know if this guy walks by and says "pardon me"  the girl with you is gone. She is going home with him tonight. Jealousy, pure and simple.
 
I LOVE his voice. What a sexy song...


I'm not going to look thru 7 pages of comments, but I'm going to guess I'm not the only one who hears "Strange Way" from Firefall, especially near the end

"That's a strange way to tell me you love me
When your sorrow is all I can see..."
 Gregoria wrote:

He sounds like the singer from Looking Glass.  Wasn't that the band that did "Brandy" long ago?
 
Hey, good catch!  Never thought of that. I like that song, and yeah, Looking Glass did it.

 Ntropy wrote:


You hit the nail on the head! That voice is dreamy. *sigh*
 
He sounds like the singer from Looking Glass.  Wasn't that the band that did "Brandy" long ago?


The girl on the cover, such freaky eyes...don't look into the eyes, look around the eyes....ahhhhhh too late she's snatched my soul

 djengs wrote:
I finally figured it out: the reason I do not like this guy's voice is because it is a panty-burner. You just know if this guy walks by and says "pardon me"  the girl with you is gone. She is going home with him tonight. Jealousy, pure and simple.
 

we can only hope he is gay
 djengs wrote:
I finally figured it out: the reason I do not like this guy's voice is because it is a panty-burner. You just know if this guy walks by and says "pardon me"  the girl with you is gone. She is going home with him tonight. Jealousy, pure and simple.
 

You hit the nail on the head! That voice is dreamy. *sigh*
 djengs wrote:
I finally figured it out: the reason I do not like this guy's voice is because it is a panty-burner. You just know if this guy walks by and says "pardon me"  the girl with you is gone. She is going home with him tonight. Jealousy, pure and simple.
 
You got that right. My husband knows I melt everytime I hear him. (He dont like him either)

 djengs wrote:
I finally figured it out: the reason I do not like this guy's voice is because it is a panty-burner. You just know if this guy walks by and says "pardon me"  the girl with you is gone. She is going home with him tonight. Jealousy, pure and simple.
 
{#Cool}