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Turin Brakes — Dark On Fire
Album: Dark On Fire
Avg rating:
5.6

Your rating:
Total ratings: 301









Released: 2007
Length: 4:38
Plays (last 30 days): 0
In the morning,
When you wake up
Daytime fades up
And your make up runs,
Just hold on

It sounds tacky,
but I'm hopeful
There's a reason
That the world turns round,
Through silent sound

Set the dark on fire
Set the dark on fire
Set the dark on fire
Set the dark on fire
Now oooooohhhhh
Wooooooo ohhhhh

I got lost
Inside a memory,
When I was young
And I almost drowned,
I was found

It sounds tacky
But I'm hopeful,
There's a reason
That I found the ground
And my sirens sound.

Set the dark on fire
Set the dark on fire
Set the dark on fire
Set the dark on fire
Now

So take all that you know and stuff it in a hole,
And in ten thousand years someone will take you home,
Rewind the words in which you roam

ahh oooooh ooh
oooooooh ooh

Set the dark on fire
Set the dark on fire
Set the dark on fire
Set the dark on fire
Nowwww oooooh
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Impressive track !!
 erichb wrote:
Wow, people on this message board really hate this song.  Is it because they want to set dogs on fire, or because the vocalist is actually a dude? {#Angel}
 
I think it's because it's just...bad.
Set the dock on fire. 
I like the song. Go Team Minority!
Cubical Hell? Now there's an existential problem for an angst ridden Geometer.

 
a_genuine_find wrote:
On my crappy cubical hell speakers it sounds like 'Set the Dog on Fire'  {#Stop}
 


Wow, people on this message board really hate this song.  Is it because they want to set dogs on fire, or because the vocalist is actually a dude? {#Angel}
 tobstar wrote:
heard it too much, wish they'd Die In A Fire already.


 

Wow!! My EXACT thought many times.....about my ex!
On my crappy cubical hell speakers it sounds like 'Set the Dog on Fire'  {#Stop}
LMAO, look down one.
You'd think this crappy song would have found its way out of the rotation by now.  I think at this point, I've heard it on RP more times than I've heard "Stairway" or "Freebird" on Clear Channel stations in my whole life.  {#No}
Without reading any other comment I'd just like to say this sounds like someone trying to sound like someone else.
Set the dog on fire...indeed.
 mwsteele79 wrote:
Jeez, what is it with artists thinking that repeating the same line over and over is somehow beautiful? It's not! The same phrase 20 times in a song, no matter how beautiful the first one or two times, will get old.

 

Especially when repeated by such a plain, boring, nonbeautiful voice!
Can we listen to a new song by these guys? PLEASE?? You'd think that a 5.4 rating would be the clue that people don't want to listen to this every day.
Someone please throw a bucket of water on this burning dog and put it out of its misery....
Excelsior wrote:
I am incredibly sick of this song.
Same here. they've got better songs.
I am incredibly sick of this song.
heard it too much, wish they'd Die In A Fire already. :fire: :fire: :fire: :fire: :fire: :fire: :fire: :fire: :fire: :fire:
cvandoren wrote:
a 3 for me
I would've given it a 3 but I've heard this song too many times. 1 And, Turin, leave that poor dog alone ferkrisssake or I'm telling PETA on you!
rtrudeau wrote:
lmao. :roflol: Even the same colors as the cover. oh yeah, a 3 for me
mwsteele79 wrote:
Jeez, what is it with artists thinking that repeating the same line over and over is somehow beautiful? It's not! The same phrase 20 times in a song, no matter how beautiful the first one or two times, will get old.
Well, the repeated line obviously has many interpretations, as suggested in the comments below. Maybe just pick a different one for each time it's said. Set the doooooooooock on fire, Set the duuuuuuuuuuck on fire, Set the doooooooooog on fire, Set the doooooooooork on fire, Lehhhhhhhh mahhhhhhhh eeeeeeeeeen, ohhhh...
Jeez, what is it with artists thinking that repeating the same line over and over is somehow beautiful? It's not! The same phrase 20 times in a song, no matter how beautiful the first one or two times, will get old.
What a brilliant set! 10:23 am - Turin Brakes - Dark On Fire 10:19 am - Nick Cave & The Bad Seeds - The Weeping Song 10:12 am - Lamb - Gorecki 10:08 am - Pink Floyd - The Great Gig In The Sky Thanks, Bill! PS: Dorks should be educated, not set on fire.
Crawlmeister wrote:
I heard "set the duck on fire".
that's what I hear! and it's a guy? hysterical!
Sweet. I just looked through the previous comments and discovered I am not alone in thinking the lyrics were "set the dog on fire" and thinking it was a female singing. I'm 2 for 2. Great minds really do think alike. :mrgreen:
is it dour depression day on RP?
kr wrote:
Truly an awful song. I couldn't help feel bad that someone was singing "set the dog on fire". OK, that's not what she really said, but it's what I heard.
Not sure if it makes you think it's any more or less awful, but it's a guy singing.
It seems people's inability to deal with a British accent has made them ignore the fact that this is a really pretty & well-written song.
I heard "set the duck on fire".
Truly an awful song. I couldn't help feel bad that someone was singing "set the dog on fire". OK, that's not what she really said, but it's what I heard.
Phlegmaticman wrote:
"Excuse me while I kiss this dog on fire."
:roflol:
hmmm? is it good or bad? do i like it? hmmm? :nyah:
heathenchild wrote:
what? set the dog on fire?
That's what I'm a'hearin!
what? set the dog on fire?
Subtle elegance?
Jacksonstat wrote:
:whisper: Turin Brakes is 2 dudes.
Be that as it may, the person singing this song does sound like a woman to my ears. A woman with a deep, throaty voice, but a woman none the less.
"Excuse me while I kiss this dog on fire."
Poor dog. Oh, wait... Actually, following this with "Mongrel Meets His Maker" would've been hilarious.
Set this music file on fire - and let it burn completely! :fire:
set the dock on fire?
"So take all that you know and stuff it in a hole. . ."
The more i hear this te more i like it.
terminalman wrote:
This woman has nice voice, so why would she be setting her dog on fire? More seriously, this song is well produced but I find it strangely boring. I hope others are enjoying it more...
:whisper: Turin Brakes is 2 dudes.
Set the Duck?
This woman has nice voice, so why would she be setting her dog on fire? More seriously, this song is well produced but I find it strangely boring. I hope others are enjoying it more...
nice tune... :)
FluorideFreeMN wrote:
Might go down as one of RPs lowest rated songs.... (it's at 5.2 right now)
Oh, not even close...try Sarah McLachlan's rendition of Solsbury Hill!! :skull: :skull:
Might go down as one of RPs lowest rated songs.... (it's at 5.2 right now)
Imkirok wrote:
How do you make your dog sound like a cat? Stick him in a bucket of water and put him in the freezer until frozen solid. Then take a chainsaw to him - mmmmeeeeoooowwww.
Oooooh, you're a sick one. I like!
Dig the little major up-shift preceding the proceding verses! Nice touch. Interesting lyrics too, worthy of more than its' presentrating........
davin wrote:
Set the dog on fire?!?!?!
Bill just played this very soon after the DJ Shadow song "Mongrel Meets His Maker" - I think he's in on the joke. :)
CafeRacer wrote:
How do you make your cat sound like a dog? Douse him in kerosene, light a match and he goes, "WOOF!"
How do you make your dog sound like a cat? Stick him in a bucket of water and put him in the freezer until frozen solid. Then take a chainsaw to him - mmmmeeeeoooowwww.
eww.
CafeRacer wrote:
How do you make your cat sound like a dog? Douse him in kerosene, light a match and he goes, "WOOF!"
you... are... a... terrible... person... (but kinda funny)
davin wrote:
Set the dog on fire?!?!?!
lol
Set the dog on fire?!?!?!
smilestoomuch wrote:
That's who I thought it was at first. Can we have less Turin Brakes, please, Bill? He's on heavy rotation.
Yes it is very very Starsailorish. And Turin Breaks is a band...not just a he.
Imagine my embarrassment...I always thought the singer was female! :lol: Edit: Oh, and thanks, prof. I always wondered which was the correct spelling. :smile:
Good sound! Like this a lot! (Not "alot". Sorry, I'm a retired English Professor. . . . )
Verpeiler wrote:
Starsailor-ish?
That's who I thought it was at first. Can we have less Turin Brakes, please, Bill? He's on heavy rotation.
Marley wrote:
I thought he was singing "set the dog on fire". Had to check the title. I was relieved. lol.
How do you make your cat sound like a dog? Douse him in kerosene, light a match and he goes, "WOOF!"
accordionista wrote:
Nope. Not so much.
Starsailor-ish? I like it. The second song from this album. Have to check it out.
Hannio wrote:
Yawn.
How can you yawn at a song that now features combustible canines?!?!
lmic wrote:
Freddy Mercury-ish?
Nope. Not so much.
Yawn.
Marley wrote:
I thought he was singing "set the dog on fire". Had to check the title. I was relieved. lol.
Thanks to this post, I will never hear the actual title when I listen to this song...just burning dogs.
Marley wrote:
I thought he was singing "set the dog on fire". Had to check the title. I was relieved. lol.
and as we all know, never pet a burning dog!!
Marley wrote:
I thought he was singing "set the dog on fire". Had to check the title. I was relieved. lol.
Might have made the song more interesting
I thought he was singing "set the dog on fire". Had to check the title. I was relieved. lol.
Freddy Mercury-ish?