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Metric — Rock Me Now
Album: Grow Up And Blow Away
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Total ratings: 590









Released: 2006
Length: 3:50
Plays (last 30 days): 0
EMILY:
The town where she was born
Like the town where I was born
Was built by white settlers seeking gold and other treasures
Like me, she feels uncomfortable in the clothing of her ancestors
It's not easy, she would say
Ripping her fingers into the ashtray
It's not easy to erase your blood

JIMMY:
Rock me now
EMILY:
Ahem, sing with me
JIMMY:
In the arms of cobwebs
Roll me out
In the arms of cobwebs

EMILY:
Next she found a man to treasure
And together they planted flowers of warning, fearing frost
Late on shallow evenings while their enemies slept
They hammered the soil, asking for answers in green
His value declined when he offered his name
Why did he offer?

JIMMY:
His value declined...
EMILY:
Ah ah ah ah ah, ah ah ah ah ah
Ah ah ah ah ah, ah ah ah ah ah
JIMMY:
When he offered his name
EMILY:
Ah ah ah ah ah, ah ah ah ah ah
Ah ah ah ah ah, ah ah ah ah ah
JIMMY:
His value declined
EMILY:
Ah ah ah ah ah, ah ah ah ah ah
Ah ah ah ah ah, ah ah ah ah ah
JIMMY:
When he offered his name

EMILY:
When she was seven years old she saw a man get shot, but
No one came for a long time,
Because it happened in a remote parking lot in Las Vegas
She was waiting for her mom to come back
From working the blackjack table at the Circus-Circus casino and
That night her mom said that the two of them, and the now dead guy
Were the only three people who ever really lived in Las Vegas
Everybody else just arrived,
Ate their complimentary shrimp cocktail
And left.

JIMMY:
Rock me now
In the arms of cobwebs
EMILY:
It's a one-room city, yeah, it's a one-room city here
So can you roll me
JIMMY:
Roll me out
In the arms of cobwebs
EMILY:
It's a one-room city, yeah, it's a one-room city here
JIMMY:
His value declined
EMILY:
Ah ah ah ah ah ah, ah ah ah ah ah
Ah ah ah ah ah ah, ah ah ah ah ah
JIMMY:
When he offered his name
EMILY:
You rent a one-room city here,
It's a one-room city here
The wall-to-wall-to-wall-to-wall
Goes street to street to street.
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Love the lyrics on this one.  Catchy.

Too bad RP no longer plays this.

What is the problem?  "White settlers?"   Nightmares from 9/11?   


Metric - Live - 2009 - 1 by ~MrSyn
Patryk Pigeon  ©2009-2010 ~MrSyn
https://www.patrykpigeon.com/

Metric live in Montréal,Qc - Oct 16 2009

Photo: Patryk Pigeon ©2009




Metric - "Rock Me Now" Live (2007):
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=2S3LIszbcg4

"I don't dislike this performance, in fact I think it's rather good. But I don't feel it beat the album version. It's mostly the bass line... it really makes the song IMO and he changed it to just one note in the verses, and to my ears it's just missing something. Not a bad thing. Just doesn't beat the album version to my ears. "



Poster of a Girl by ~sean-tron
©2010 ~sean-tron

Metric at Bluesfest in Ottawa (July 10, 2010)

.(Edited 10/Oct/2010)
———————————————————————————————————————-
Metric - "Poster Of A Girl" Live:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zqMOyNAhCCI

"they sound better live... "

"As a technical drummer, I now find the drumming quite simple. First time listening to this song, however, I thought it was quite unique. Metric's awesome!
it's quite common. it's just that people never seemed to play this beat too much on real drums until recent years. "




Had given it a 7, then today I listened to the lyrics -> 3
 vit wrote:

OK I read 'em. Still trite. Just because something is meaningless doesn't make it deep.

 
Ok vit, let's see you do better, wise guy.
 freddyfender wrote:
{#Bananapiano}
 
{#Bounce}

Have had more than enough of this one. {#Neutral}
 snowcat wrote:
G-R-O-O-V-E

Crank it up! 
 

VOLUME UP


kaybee wrote:

The depth of your argument amazes me. {#Stupid}


Really? What's missing, an emoticon?


 vit wrote:

OK I read 'em. Still trite. Just because something is meaningless doesn't make it deep.

 
The depth of your argument amazes me.  {#Stupid}
  {#Sick}  {#Puke}
kaybee wrote:

I disagree. The lyrics may not be to your liking, but they're definitely not trite:



Once she found a man to treasure and together
They planted flowers of warning fearing frost
Late on shallow evenings while their enemies slept
They hammered the soil asking for answers in cream
His value declined when he offered his name
Why did he offer? His value declined,
When he offered his name
His value declined,
When he offered his name




OK I read 'em. Still trite. Just because something is meaningless doesn't make it deep.

coy wrote:
maybe a little gentleness

Or maybe they should just take the album title's advice...

For me this is a 6 with an extra 1 added for Emily Haines.
 coy wrote:
wow people
i don't get the disconnect between a great groovy playlist and all the attitudinalism
maybe i'm being judgmental about being judgmental but
wow people
not everything is compared to something else
or is it ?
somethings are just what they are
or are they ?

maybe a little gentleness
a little should i say it - kindness
would be in order on a public forum commenting on music that you or i didn't create we're just listening to it for free and everyone has their own but
'Silly juvenile lyrics' ? from one listener
that's just silly you juvenile : )

10 1/2


 
Word.  In fact, just to compensate for the silliness that coy writes about  8 {#Arrow} 9

G-R-O-O-V-E

Crank it up! 
This tune has what we all need: more bass!
{#Dancingbanana_2}

I don't care if the lyricist DID read a little too much of the beat poets! This GRABS me!

I kinda dig it in a twisted Vegas lounge I don't take myself too seriously kind of way.
Ugh.. this song is garbage.
wow people
i don't get the disconnect between a great groovy playlist and all the attitudinalism
maybe i'm being judgmental about being judgmental but
wow people
not everything is compared to something else
or is it ?
somethings are just what they are
or are they ?

maybe a little gentleness
a little should i say it - kindness
would be in order on a public forum commenting on music that you or i didn't create we're just listening to it for free and everyone has their own but
'Silly juvenile lyrics' ? from one listener
that's just silly you juvenile : )

10 1/2


Totally digging this tune.      
 vit wrote:


I never get that far. The trite lyrics kill it before it gets started.

 
I disagree.  The lyrics may not be to your liking, but they're definitely not trite:

The town where she was born, like the town where I was born,
Was built by white settlers seeking gold and other treasures
Like me she feels uncomfortable in the clothing of her ancestors
It's not easy she would say, ripping her fingers into the ashtray
It's not easy to erase your blood

Rock me now (sing with me),
In the arms of cobwebs
Roll me out,
In the arms of cobwebs

Once she found a man to treasure and together
They planted flowers of warning fearing frost
Late on shallow evenings while their enemies slept
They hammered the soil asking for answers in cream
His value declined when he offered his name
Why did he offer? His value declined,
When he offered his name
His value declined,
When he offered his name

(...through the ally-ways. blaming it on the dump-truck, blaming it on the fuel.
transient, transient, everybody owes gotta be livin off the dump-truck, livin off the fuel)

When she was seven years old she saw a man get shot but,
No one came for a long time because
It happened in a remote parking lot in Las Vegas
And she was waiting for her mom to come back
From working the blackjack table at the Circus Circus casino
And that night her mom said the two of them and the now dead guy
Were the only three people that ever really lived in Las Vegas
Everybody else just arrived,
Ate their complementary shrimp cocktail, and left.

Rock me now,
In the arms of cobwebs
It's a one-room city here,
It's a one-room city here
(So can you roll me) roll me out,
In the arms of cobwebs
(It's a one-room city here)
His value declined,
When he offered his name
You rent a one-room city here,
It's a one-room city here
The wall to wall to wall to wall
Go street to street to street.


Excellent voice-over.
This is a coooool tune - like it a lot!
What a lame, lame song.
Forced and affected.  A much better variety of the same idea is done by Poe.
From the "talking" style of Robbie Robertson and many others....not a fan.
Nala wrote:
Why not play William Shatner talking his way through the song?{#Razz}


Shat would be an improvement.  As it stands, this is so atrocious I want to cry.  A solid. 1.

I enjoyed the woman speaking/singing, but the falsetto chorus just destroyed the song.  too bad.
Why not play William Shatner talking his way through the song?{#Razz}
I love Monster Hospital but this one is kind of leaving me cold...
{#Bananapiano}

 

a gust of fresh air!......ms. Emily Haines -  ** 6 **



3, and dropping.
This track sort of reminds me of Eels
{#Stop} NO MORE!!

i love this girl's heavy breathing
kaybee wrote:
The interplay between the piano and the background falsetto makes this song!


I never get that far. The trite lyrics kill it before it gets started.

Someone please upload more Metric stuff :)
{#No}  REALLY tired of hearing this one.

This has been a 7 for me for a year. I realized today that I was happy to hear it again and went to 8.
However, I did think it was something RP'd been playing for years. Just one? Oh.

I hear a female version of Sean Mullins...in her voice anyway.  Maybe it's the sing-talk style of the song.
I don't care much for this song.

{#Confused}

Silly juvenile lyrics



 jagdriver wrote:
Quirky? For sure. But it's chock full of hooks and grooves!

(VOLUME UP)

 

Oooohhhhhhh Yeeeaaaaaaaa
 Brooklyn99 wrote:
like the song but it seems like it is being played evey day.  give it a rest.

 

I was just going to say, I haven't heard this in a long time.  And I listen at work ALL the time.
Brooklyn99 wrote:
like the song but it seems like it is being played evey day. give it a rest.


And here it is again, 24 hours later.  {#No}
The interplay between the piano and the background falsetto makes this song!
like the song but it seems like it is being played evey day.  give it a rest.

Quirky? For sure. But it's chock full of hooks and grooves!

(VOLUME UP)

love a lot of RP stuff, like most RP stuff. Absolutely HATE this "song".
 Canoe52 wrote:
I love this song!

 

Me too!!!

{#Dancingbanana}{#Dancingbanana}{#Dancingbanana}{#Dancingbanana}

Raise you one rocking banana...
gekkosan wrote:


Awww... you just wanted to show off your "vintage" toy collection! {#Hand}



LOL... sure,

because those toys sound better than this pretentious toy band.


 andrewimft wrote:
This song pretends to be clever, and is not, and is merely
(photo removed to save space)



 
Awww... you just wanted to show off your "vintage" toy collection!  {#Hand}
I love this song! :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana:
This song pretends to be clever, and is not, and is merely
Oh boy, this one again... "Rock me now It's a one room city the wall to wall to wall to wall goes to street to street to street" worn out monkey cymbal toy music
manzanitafire wrote:
I liked it before it got played this much.
I agree. Could we hear, oh I don't know, anything else by this group for a change? PLEASE??
this blows
Squirreley wrote:
This song makes me giggle: "mm sing with me"
Yes! I can't help but laugh out loud when she does that. :roflol:
This song makes me giggle: "mm sing with me"
Oh No. Another new band to go out and investigate. Thanks a lot.
That Emily Haines is one beautiful lady! And can she sing, boy howdy! :hearteyes:
thewiseking wrote:
i don't like all that is crap. for instance, i don't find your inane posts amusing.
a_genuine_find wrote:
Do you like Bush for the same reason:question:..:roflol:
i don't like all that is crap. for instance, i don't find your inane posts amusing.
thewiseking wrote:
amateurish crap. i like it.
Do you like Bush for the same reason:question:..:roflol:
:cool: Every time I hear this track on RP, I think how much I like it... :eek: Maybe it's time to call my favorite local mom-and-pop record store and order me up a copy! :jump:
...everyone else just "arrived", ate their complimentary shrimp cocktail and left...
:dance: :tongue:
amateurish crap. i like it.
alanb wrote:
That statement doesn't make any sense. If they were throw-aways, why would they bother remixing them?
Their newest album Grow Up and Blow Away was released on June 26, 2007 under record label Last Gang Records. Mostly comprised of songs previously recorded, Metric re-worked their early songs to create a new CD almost a decade later.
~ Wikipedia In Hollywood this is called a 'remake': milk it to the max for more money! 'Tis the way of the world... :rolleyes:
Not again! Didn't we just hear this? This song is getting WAY too much airplay. :frustrated:
manzanitafire wrote:
I liked it before it got played this much.
this is the story of my radio life
I liked it before it got played this much.
This is a wonderfully mellow tune. Please keep it coming! :high-five:
This song would be good paired with Erin McKeown's Cosmopolitans, which I'm sure the recent commenters would appreciate as much as this.
Please..................... :no:
2 --> 1 :fire:
come on, this is way over played STOP PLEASE!!!!!! :frustrated:
underarmor wrote:
One of those strange RP cycles where I feel like I've heard this song every day for a week.
It's not your imagination.
Kokoloco53 wrote:
So it's playing again, about the same time of day. Hope this song doesn't get played into the ground. But for now, what a nice up beat, get me going tune.
And again, and again... 7 -> 5 for overplaying, with potential to go lower.
One of those strange RP cycles where I feel like I've heard this song every day for a week.
Colorwise wrote:
This particular song is from an album of throw-aways that they decided to remix.
That statement doesn't make any sense. If they were throw-aways, why would they bother remixing them?
please STOP! this is way overplayed :frustrated:
"(clears throat) sing with me..." (I see her tapping the ash off of her cigarette and taking another swig of her whiskey as the singer falsettos along)
This band has much better songs than this one. The live it Out album is fantastic throughout and Old World Underground has some great stuff too. This particular song is from an album of throw-aways that tey decided to remix. My opinion only, of course.
Shesdifferent wrote:
She's no Heather Nova....but I like this. Based on reading the other comments...she doesn't deliver much otherwise.
nope, this alblum is a bit flat imo but a nice song in any event.
She's no Heather Nova....but I like this. Based on reading the other comments...she doesn't deliver much otherwise.
Sometimes this sort of thing works. Other times, it comes out like this song.
The lyrics and presentation reminds me a bit about Nicole Blackman, a very upbeat Nicole.
So it's playing again, about the same time of day. Hope this song doesn't get played into the ground. But for now, what a nice up beat, get me going tune.
gooood beat, prose, soothing. Nice to hear RP is in a better mood today. Yesterday it seemed liked they hated the world.
davyjrshort wrote:
Rather reminds me of the 'poetry-performance segment' in RENT musical by Idina Menzel (sp?) except a bit more dancy-beat to it. This woman has the same voice tones. Oh Elsie the Cow...bee dee bonnnnng. haha
Yes! She sounds so much like Idina! (you got the spelling right). Gotta love the song (and actress) that got then Pres. Clinton to moo!
Reminds me of what Lucious Jackson might sound like today.
ah, yes! i have this cd but haven't listened to it in a long time; this song makes me want to go find it.
zaknafein wrote:
This is just bizarre, and, in my semi-drunken state, quite nice. I like the random "sing with me".
I agree, and I am not in a semi drunken state. Wish I was!
This is just bizarre, and, in my semi-drunken state, quite nice. I like the random "sing with me".
That piano sounds like a sample from a Martin Denny track!
Jelani wrote:
this is just so damned weird. the strange lyrics and speaking, the playful childlike melody, and the haunting background vocals. I love it!!!!!!
Ditto!
this is just so damned weird. the strange lyrics and speaking, the playful childlike melody, and the haunting background vocals. I love it!!!!!!
More_Cowbell wrote:
Love those complementary shrimp cocktails!
lol. Yes. ;)
Ouch,ouch, ----I give up already !
Rather reminds me of the 'poetry-performance segment' in RENT musical by Idina Menzel (sp?) except a bit more dancy-beat to it. This woman has the same voice tones. Oh Elsie the Cow...bee dee bonnnnng. haha
Love those complementary shrimp cocktails!
NHMick wrote:
... And... ? :tongue:
And, the envelope, please...I still like it. Gave it an 8 this time.
man we have some real critics here... I think it's kind of cool and groovy.
please stop! please :frustrated:
Laurie Anderson lite . . . 3
His value declined? Lyrical genius....?
:fire:
no sir... I don't like it :no:
Typo on the album cover. Actual name is "Throw up and throw away." ;-)
Yeah, just dropped down from a 2 to a 1.
she certainly needs a better back-up singer.
Drivel.
Hmm . . . I think it's cool. I think. Maybe if I heard it again.
Why why why will you never learn?! Please no more of this crappy spoken word junk posing as a decent song!
There I was, all relaxed & expecting a Suzanne Vega vibe... Ouch.
She's so dumb. I saw her at bluesfest in the summer, and she was late, ignorant, and said really dumb things in an attempt to sound smart. I would like her music, if the lyrics weren't so lame and contrived...
NHMick wrote:
I always turn this song up when it comes on. Totally a "Leaving Las Vegas" (the movie, not the Cheryl Crow tune) feel to it. Dingy, off-centered, urban survivalist. Something about the post-modernist poetry of the lyrics gets under my skin and makes me shiver. I gave it a 9. (Re-reading that... what the heck is in my coffee, anyway...?)
over a bi pile of financials, and a strong cup of Peet's I'll join you @ a 9.
Dave_Mack wrote:
Creepy stuff. I think I like it. Ask me next time.
... And... ? :tongue: