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Travis — Eyes Wide Open
Album: The Boy With No Name
Avg rating:
6.7

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Total ratings: 1252









Released: 2007
Length: 2:55
Plays (last 30 days): 1
All these visions in my head
Should have gone to bed before the watershed
Some are alive some are dead
Makes no difference when they're in your head

Keep the door open a crack
So I can see them when they attack
Some are white
Some are black
Makes no difference when they're on your back

And I can't stop crying
And I can't stop driving
'Cause the day is dying dying dying
And my eyes wide open

Count the sheep jumping the fence
So I can see tee pees when I'm feeling tents
Disbelief hung in suspense
Eiderdown is my own defense

And I can't stop crying
And I can't stop driving
'Cause the day is dying dying dying
And my eyes wide open

All these visions in my head
Should have gone to bed before the watershed
Some are alive
Some are dead
Makes no difference when they're in your head

And I can't stop crying
And I can't stop driving
'Cause the day is dying dying dying
And my eyes wide open
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This was definitely the last really great Travis album! 
 aelfheld wrote:

Not nearly as happy as I am to be one of those who give it a 1.
 
I'll join your club.
No no no no non no no no no no No no no no non no no no no no No no no no non no no no no no No no no no non no no no no no No no no no non no no no no no No no no no non no no no no no No no no no non no no no no no.
Just no. 
 allenrudd wrote:
Happy to be one of 24 to give this a 10.
aelfheld wrote:

Not nearly as happy as I am to be one of those who give it a 1.

 
Does that mean I must be unhappy since I gave it a 5 rating?  Heck...I feel a bit happy at least, so I'll bump my rating to a 6 to be closer to allenrudd's happy camp ;-)
 allenrudd wrote:
Happy to be one of 24 to give this a 10.
 
Not nearly as happy as I am to be one of those who give it a 1.
Happy to be one of 24 to give this a 10.
For eagle eared listeners this track is not a random follow to Coldplay's "Spies" song.  How so?  Because I thought that Spies had a guitar riff that reminded me of a Travis song "Why does it always rain on me".   Sure enough,,, the next song Bill sequences is a Travis song - not the one I was thinking of but I bet Bill thought the same and hence this crafty segue?
horrible!
 kudubundu wrote:
Great intro. Leading into mucho riffo. Never thought that I would admit to liking a Travis track!
 

 
Nailed it!
Great intro. Leading into mucho riffo. Never thought that I would admit to liking a Travis track!
 
Surprised at the low rating and all the negative comments.
It's big and crunchy; I like it!
 fredriley wrote:
 DaidyBoy wrote:
Tripe

I used to work in a shop in Shipley, West Yorkshire, where the manager, a proper carrot-topped Yorkshire tyke, 'appen, would eat raw tripe for lunch, with vinegar. It looked like rubber, smelled dire, but according to him tasted great. Another Yorkshire delicacy I could never get my chops around.

 
I were down't road from Shipley for many years, but I never saw anyone eat raw tripe, thankfully. Tripe and onions, yes. When it's cooking the smell is an offence against decency.  In my current locale they call it mondongo, and the one time I was persuaded to try it I almost projectile-vomited over the salad bar in the restaurant, which would've put a damper on proceedings. I'm normally a fan of viscera (haggis, yum!), but I have to draw the line somewhere.
 kcar wrote:
Had tripe soup once at a Salvadoran restaurant in NC. I don't remember a rubbery smell but man does it chew like rubber. Be prepared to work to get it down. Why tripe would be big in Yorkshire is beyond me. 

Raw tripe? Seriously? Was he trying to get his RDA of mad cow?

Heat doesn't do a thing to prions.  Scalpels & other surgical instruments used on those with CJD have to be melted down - an autoclave can't sterilise them.
RocknRoll Hootchiekoo - heard it before.

{#Roflol} Reminds me of the song Tiger Woods by Dan Bern (but not as good)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Tctfq4tplQ4


 A Drag queen and a lonely  Dragon
 Breathing at the Theater of the absurd
 Meet me at Thanksgiving !
 So much for the country code.
Not their best but still very Travis.   you cant compare these guys to coldplay et al, the song and lyric combinations are superb.   an underrated band imho.     try this one  https://goo.gl/YKrWmt
 fredriley wrote:
 DaidyBoy wrote:
Tripe

I used to work in a shop in Shipley, West Yorkshire, where the manager, a proper carrot-topped Yorkshire tyke, 'appen, would eat raw tripe for lunch, with vinegar. It looked like rubber, smelled dire, but according to him tasted great. Another Yorkshire delicacy I could never get my chops around.

 
Fred, down sarf, on the seafront, whelks were the delicate distaff cousin to tripe, 'cept they were usually well marinated in malt vinegar. Unless it was the whelk's season of love, in which case the......essence of welk was lacking. Still edible, just not delectable.
Agreed, that's is just too weird, but there it is. 
 fredriley wrote:
 DaidyBoy wrote:
Tripe

I used to work in a shop in Shipley, West Yorkshire, where the manager, a proper carrot-topped Yorkshire tyke, 'appen, would eat raw tripe for lunch, with vinegar. It looked like rubber, smelled dire, but according to him tasted great. Another Yorkshire delicacy I could never get my chops around.

 
Had tripe soup once at a Salvadoran restaurant in NC. I don't remember a rubbery smell but man does it chew like rubber. Be prepared to work to get it down. Why tripe would be big in Yorkshire is beyond me. 

Raw tripe? Seriously? Was he trying to get his RDA of mad cow?
 fredriley wrote:
 DaidyBoy wrote:
Tripe

I used to work in a shop in Shipley, West Yorkshire, where the manager, a proper carrot-topped Yorkshire tyke, 'appen, would eat raw tripe for lunch, with vinegar. It looked like rubber, smelled dire, but according to him tasted great. Another Yorkshire delicacy I could never get my chops around.



 
Know what you mean. I used to eat it as a kid and loved it.  Bit like cockles, I don't know if I would have the nerve to try it now.  Come to think of it, there's quite a few things I used to enjoy that I am scared to do these days.
 DaidyBoy wrote:
Tripe

I used to work in a shop in Shipley, West Yorkshire, where the manager, a proper carrot-topped Yorkshire tyke, 'appen, would eat raw tripe for lunch, with vinegar. It looked like rubber, smelled dire, but according to him tasted great. Another Yorkshire delicacy I could never get my chops around.


 DaidyBoy wrote:
Tripe

 
.... yes
 Hannio wrote:


There's a name I haven't heard much in the past 40 years.  Thankfully. 

 
"In the Summertime"
Tripe
great music for the Munich Oktoberfest, humba humba tätärä
 fredriley wrote:
The oo-ah at the end is a bit Mungo Jerry. Great rockin' number otherwise, though, from a band not known for its rockiness. 8 from the Nottingham jury.

 

There's a name I haven't heard much in the past 40 years.  Thankfully. 
 rdo wrote:
Ugh. Coldplay + Travis + Theivery Corp = Generation Wuss
 
Belle & Sebastian didn't make the cut? Those dudes are the epitome of power-lifting whiskey-swilling womanizing meatheads.
Hallo, please just play a song from KGB, please
Ugh. Coldplay + Travis + Theivery Corp = Generation Wuss
 oldsaxon wrote:

I've already got my plans in place for a wood burning Stirling engine that can use a car's alternator to make enough electricity to power my little tube amp, should the shit hit the fan. Gonna be hard to enjoy the music between stoking the fire and the "pucka-pucka" noise of the engine and the whir of the generator.. but it's better than no music.
 

Geez.  You guys are full of good cheer and an all around glass half full attitude!
The oo-ah at the end is a bit Mungo Jerry. Great rockin' number otherwise, though, from a band not known for its rockiness. 8 from the Nottingham jury.
 Cynaera wrote:
Sides. That was the song that made me sit up and take notice of Travis. And now, this song. I know they've been around for a long time, but for some reason (oh, geez - could it be that I live in a town where "Billie-Jean" is considered "cutting-edge"?) the only reason I've heard any of their stuff is because of RP.

If I lose my computer, I'll lose this music, and I won't go quietly. I have options. To anyone reading this post - don't take your computers for granted. Save music. Hoard it. Be willing to share it with anyone who wants it, because the time will probably come when computer access will be at a premium (well, it sorta is already.) I'm saving every piece of music I can glom onto, and if the time ever comes when we have to leave our homes and go underground, you can bet your ass I'll have a truckload of batteries, an MP3 player, a good set of headphones, and all the music I can get.
 
I've already got my plans in place for a wood burning Stirling engine that can use a car's alternator to make enough electricity to power my little tube amp, should the shit hit the fan. Gonna be hard to enjoy the music between stoking the fire and the "pucka-pucka" noise of the engine and the whir of the generator.. but it's better than no music.
 skybreakers wrote:
{#Frustrated}
 



{#Frustrated}
 On_The_Beach wrote:
  america horse with no name    Careful What You Wish for
 
At least they got their grammar correct, unlike:
u2 


Love this song...but can't help thinking of the into to Gordon Ramsey's "The F Word" show....anyone?
  america horse with no name    Careful What You Wish for
Another pretty cool song!
Much spunkier than the typical Travis song. I like!
The Cure followed by Travis.
Thanks Bill, I love this RP. 
 That_SOB wrote:
When this tune starts I find myself singing along. Catchy, not great, just catchy.. Ok now
on 3...
 

The chorus saves this song from being forgettable. Overall a 6-7 on my scale...
When this tune starts I find myself singing along. Catchy, not great, just catchy.. Ok now
everyone on 3... you know the words, I wanna hear ya...  Whoa ! sorry I asked !


 Cynaera wrote:
if the time ever comes when we have to leave our homes and go underground, you can bet your ass I'll have a truckload of batteries, an MP3 player, a good set of headphones, and all the music I can get.
  I'll just bring one acoustic guitar and a lot of strings. {#Guitarist}
For me the joy of Travis was always Fran Healy's voice over some nice tunes. On this track his voice is nondescript. Anyone could be singing this quite ordinary tune.

Holy crap!  Is your town under imminent siege by militant neo-Luddites or are you just overly fond of dystopian scenarios?  Surely, the community in which you've chosen to live isn't THAT freaky, is it?  I mean, if someone really wants to take my gear, they'll have to pry it from my cold, dead fingers.  But frankly, I'd move the heck out before it came to that.  Not judging, just...sort of...curious...  

 
 Cynaera wrote:
Sides. That was the song that made me sit up and take notice of Travis. And now, this song. I know they've been around for a long time, but for some reason (oh, geez - could it be that I live in a town where "Billie-Jean" is considered "cutting-edge"?) the only reason I've heard any of their stuff is because of RP.

If I lose my computer, I'll lose this music, and I won't go quietly. I have options. To anyone reading this post - don't take your computers for granted. Save music. Hoard it. Be willing to share it with anyone who wants it, because the time will probably come when computer access will be at a premium (well, it sorta is already.) I'm saving every piece of music I can glom onto, and if the time ever comes when we have to leave our homes and go underground, you can bet your ass I'll have a truckload of batteries, an MP3 player, a good set of headphones, and all the music I can get.
 


Meh, a nondescript sound. Nice filler though.
A Horse with No Name.  One and the same.  {#Yawn}
Howabout playin' some Drivin' and Cryin'?
Sides. That was the song that made me sit up and take notice of Travis. And now, this song. I know they've been around for a long time, but for some reason (oh, geez - could it be that I live in a town where "Billie-Jean" is considered "cutting-edge"?) the only reason I've heard any of their stuff is because of RP.

If I lose my computer, I'll lose this music, and I won't go quietly. I have options. To anyone reading this post - don't take your computers for granted. Save music. Hoard it. Be willing to share it with anyone who wants it, because the time will probably come when computer access will be at a premium (well, it sorta is already.) I'm saving every piece of music I can glom onto, and if the time ever comes when we have to leave our homes and go underground, you can bet your ass I'll have a truckload of batteries, an MP3 player, a good set of headphones, and all the music I can get.




 Jelani wrote:
I don't know why expect to hear U2 when this intro comes on.
 
 
I thought it was a new U2 tune, but was puzzled that it didn't totally suck, so was surprised that it was someone else.

Reminds me of Al Stewart
Cant leave this station today with this great music, but my computer is my bedroom, so.....
I like the photo for the cover more than the song. I suppose background music this qualifies...

TRAVIS by ~migrant
©2008-2010 ~migrant

TRAVIS
27.06.08 BINBOAMANIA ISTANBUL

2 points from being O.K....?
This piece doesn't stand up well under repeated listening.
 felam wrote:
This is the exact set from Feb 4th.
WTF? Where is Bill today. I don't listen to syndicated radio for a reason- originality. But today I am not even getting it here.
 rosedraws wrote:
This old comment is funny.  The person wrote it on April 7th... as in, they are bothered to hear the same set repeated once every 2 MONTHS. 

 
    {#Rolleyes},,good memory thou !{#Yes}
So dull
I don't know why expect to hear U2 when this intro comes on.
 


 Nice bridge.{#Yawn}   Ok moving right along......
 Felix_The_Cat wrote:
{#Puke}
   {#Drummer} (puke on the drums boy)
 
I think he should actually be puking on the drummer.  Here, I fixed it for you.

TRAVIS can be great!


Does not improve on repetition.
Ears covered
dragging
Wait a minute isn't this the theme song from Gordon Ramsey's F word?

 felam wrote:
This is the exact set from Feb 4th.
WTF? Where is Bill today. I don't listen to syndicated radio for a reason- originality. But today I am not even getting it here.
 
This old comment is funny.  The person wrote it on April 7th... as in, they are bothered to hear the same set repeated once every 2 MONTHS

{#Puke}{#Drummer} (puke on the drums boy)


Awsome cover.
lol....lunatic fringe :boohoo:
Travis CAN be good. Great verse and feel.. annoying chorus though
inindian wrote:
Quit ya whining, RP's like almost a one-man show!
One man, one woman. :cheesygrin: But yeah, it's no secret that sets are repeated every now and then. So what? I presume "felam" is contributing the big bucks required to pay full time, round-the-clock DJ staff?
Nice sad song. Like songs that rhyme "cryin'" and "dyin'" and repeat them a lot in a refrain. Good to commit suicide by, or at least to indulge in a fit of sorrow, regret, and self-pity. Now play a song to sob your heart out to, please.
felam wrote:
This is the exact set from Feb 4th. WTF? Where is Bill today. I don't listen to syndicated radio for a reason- originality. But today I am not even getting it here. :cry:
Quit ya whining, RP's like almost a one-man show!
gabbadar wrote:
The Man Who and Invisible Band were excellent albums. I'm a little Travis-shy after 12 Memories. Is this new disc worth any more investing in?
Its better than 12 Memories, but not as good as the other two, IMHO.
"Takes a second to say goodbye..." ("Seconds" by U2, off the WAR album...) Anyone notice similarities?
RadioDoc wrote:
Same here. 5->4. Only three plays to go...
Me three. I am getting sick of it.
The Man Who and Invisible Band were excellent albums. I'm a little Travis-shy after 12 Memories. Is this new disc worth any more investing in?
"Has a good beat, you can dance to it, I'd give it a 72."
CalOF wrote:
AMy rating keeps going down from overexposure.
Same here. 5->4. Only three plays to go...
Jelani wrote:
Why does this remind me of U2? :(
miahfost wrote:
Because you mom used to hit with a warped copy of Unforgettable Fire when you were a child?
Or, because rhythmically it is nearly identical to "Seconds" off of war. Not to far with the underlying melody either. When it first came on I thought it must be a cover of Seconds.
Again? Is this AM radio? My rating keeps going down from overexposure.
I like it.......tough crowd today though.
felam wrote:
This is the exact set from Feb 4th. WTF? Where is Bill today. I don't listen to syndicated radio for a reason- originality. But today I am not even getting it here. :cry:
Get used to it. RP is run by just a few people. If Bill had to constantly come up with new sets he'd never get to sleep at all. The fact that some sets get reused is actually one of the things I've come to like. Especially when Bill gets a really good one put together.
This is the exact set from Feb 4th. WTF? Where is Bill today. I don't listen to syndicated radio for a reason- originality. But today I am not even getting it here. :cry:
It can be..but usually kindness prevails :wave: :cheers: rtrudeau wrote:
Wow, this is a tough room.
oufason wrote:
This is a popy little song, but in a year, people will be gong: Who was that?
This is a POOPY little song!
californiatwin wrote:
'cuz you're on drugs and have a limited capacity for making evaluations?
Wow, this is a tough room.
Ducking and reaching for earplugs! Jamunca wrote:
Fist meeting face!
This is a popy little song, but in a year, people will be gong: Who was that?
Its a bit distressing when I agree with Tex, but he's right. This is entirely undistinguished. Poster child for a 3.
Okay. Just . . . okay. For me.
EssexTex wrote:
Hands covering ears!
Fist meeting face!
Hands covering ears!
Jelani wrote:
Why does this remind me of U2? :(
Because you mom used to hit with a warped copy of Unforgettable Fire when you were a child?
Jelani wrote:
Why does this remind me of U2? :(
'cuz you're on drugs and have a limited capacity for making evaluations?
Well, it sounded better on second time.
Sounds familiar, why? :think:
Why does this remind me of U2? :(
Wow. Going from Led Zeppelin - Babe I'm Gonna Leave You to this painfully illustrates what a throw-away effort this is...
Makes my teeth ache
Had me tapping my foot about 5 seconds in. Yes!
This is a great song. I may have to buy this album. Does anyone else hear a little bit of Grant Lee Buffalo in there? :)
Another band I might never have heard if it weren't for RP!!
Great album cover. I like that kind of architecture.
Nice song. A good band, good live too.
copymonkey wrote:
Anyone remember a song called "Seconds" by U2? I think it's on "War". This song has a lot of that song in it...and that's a good thing.
Definitely!
Anyone remember a song called "Seconds" by U2? I think it's on "War". This song has a lot of that song in it...and that's a good thing.
So, the boy with no name? At least that would be better than being a boy named Sue.
2nd?
1st =)