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José González — Killing For Love
Album: In Our Nature
Avg rating:
6.9

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Total ratings: 1629









Released: 2007
Length: 3:01
Plays (last 30 days): 3
What's the point
if you hate, die and kill for love.
What's the point with a love that
makes you hate and kill for.

You've got a heart on fire,
it's bursting with desires.

You've got a heart filled with passion.
Will you let it burn for hate or compassion.

What's the point
if you hate, die and kill for love.
Whats the point with a love that
makes you hate and kill for.

What's the point
if you hate, die and kill for love.
Whats the point with a love that
makes you hate and kill for.

You're killing for love.
You're killing for love.

You've got a heart on fire,
it's bursting with desires.

You've got a heart filled with passion.
Will you let it burn for hate or compassion.

What's the point
if you hate, die and kill for love.
Whats the point with a love that
makes you hate and kill for.

Killing for love.
Killing for love
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 Ok_Sobriquet wrote:

I'm a big Zero 7 fan. I really this guy's work with them.



yes yes yes. i didn't put it together until you said this!
 BBoyes wrote:

Unusual guitar style. Trying to imagine how I’d play this piece. Don’t have it figured out. Nice.




Open tuning... 
I'm a big Zero 7 fan. I really this guy's work with them.
love love love this song, so poignant and sad but beautiful 💙
Unusual guitar style. Trying to imagine how I’d play this piece. Don’t have it figured out. Nice.
A discerning ear can appreciate the subtle yet susbstantive way in which Mr. González's piece derives from The Fugs' 1966 masterwork, Kill for Peace 

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JvA1bKLQtbM
Noticed the last person said this was boring, so I waited.  Are you kidding?  What a great acoustic blues!
seriously boring
 Cynaera wrote:

Um, kiss my ass, Poacher.  Romeotuma loves what he loves, and he doesn't bother to post on anything he doesn't love.  What's wrong with that? He's NOT a troll. If he were, you'd see posts like Excelsior's.

Do your homework and don't attack people who just love music.

Thank you.  I will avoid you in the future, because there are songs I'd love to multi-post on, but now I know I can't, because people like you would label me a troll.  Well, crap. RP sucks because of people like you. {#Ass}
Lazarus wrote:


Miss you so much Cynaera...

love this song...  we be dancing...
 

 
I was away from RP awhile and am really sad to hear that some of my old fav RPosters are no longer with us - RIP.

And I completely agree with her comments, and really love the mooning emoticon!  This track is good too...and a very interesting read through the comments on this one....


{#Hearteyes}
Passion is not the only strong emotion.
I have come to love his music (and Junip) but it does distract the hell out of me that he intentional includes the background distortion in all his songs. Any insights or perspectives are very much welcome?
 Cynaera wrote:

Um, kiss my ass, Poacher.  Romeotuma loves what he loves, and he doesn't bother to post on anything he doesn't love.  What's wrong with that? He's NOT a troll. If he were, you'd see posts like Excelsior's.

Do your homework and don't attack people who just love music.

Thank you.  I will avoid you in the future, because there are songs I'd love to multi-post on, but now I know I can't, because people like you would label me a troll.  Well, crap. RP sucks because of people like you. {#Ass}
 

Miss you so much Cynaera...

love this song...  we be dancing...
 
I loved the song Jose sang in the Red Dead Redemption soundtrack ("Far Away"), and always like hearing something of his on RP.

If you're not familiar with Far Away, he does a great live version of it here: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=q79k-uwBe8U

This song is soooo good it puts a spring in my step this winter evening...
 BillG wrote:

Wow. NOT an intentional pairing. Context:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bertrand_Cantat
 

 
Wow.  Next time I'll take notice when (if?) they come up again in the rotation.  I am not sure I'll be able to stand them though, even though my mantra is that the personal lives of artists is not relevant.  An artist murderer is something I have never confronted before. 
 romeotuma wrote:


1,496 people be dancing here at this location right this minute...  this song is awesome...  love it...
 
I forgive you .you just made me laugh
 romeotuma wrote:


We have fun...  everybody in my hotel room loves this song...


 
 


Haha! Next time I'm in Vegas, I'm looking you up, Romeo. Joining your party would be awesome!
 patrick30 wrote:
Playing this song right after noir desir is very strange!
 
Wow. NOT an intentional pairing. Context:  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Bertrand_Cantat
 

Playing this song right after noir desir is very strange!
Good!
 romeotuma wrote:

18 people are in here right now...  we be dancing...  hope you are having a marvelous Labor Day...

 
Wouldn't that make it more of a hotel suite?  And what the hell do you do where you live in a Vegas hotel room big enough for 18 people?

 romeotuma wrote:


Everybody in my hotel room is dancing right this minute...  love it...
  Romeo - you put a silly grin on my face every time I read one of your posts. Um, and how many people do you have in your hotel room right now? Beware of the fire marshall... I know him and he's diligent to the point of obsession...{#Wink}


Saw José when he was in Geneva a few months ago, and he gave a great show. Excited to hear him come up on RP.
Love this track saw him at southbound a few years ago what a treat
 Cynaera wrote:
...Romeotuma loves what he loves, and he doesn't bother to post on anything he doesn't love...
Almost, but not quite. As much as I appreciate Hot Tuna Love, I have seen the phrase "putrid butt mud" with his signature attached. Proof that he's one of us, says me.

 romeotuma wrote:

I am sitting in the catbird seat...  tearing up the pea patch...  love this song...

hope you are having a great new year!

 
 
I agree with romeotuna, every time.
 Cynaera wrote:

Um, kiss my ass, Poacher.  Romeotuma loves what he loves, and he doesn't bother to post on anything he doesn't love.  What's wrong with that? He's NOT a troll. If he were, you'd see posts like Excelsior's.

Do your homework and don't attack people who just love music.

Thank you.  I will avoid you in the future, because there are songs I'd love to multi-post on, but now I know I can't, because people like you would label me a troll.  Well, crap. RP sucks because of people like you. {#Ass}
 
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Wow, I'm surprised by the low-ish rating.  This song is a 9 for me. {#Sunny}
Romeo? Where for art thou, buddy?
 Poacher wrote:

On the other hand you could stop trying and actually stop spamming RP. 

I think everyone here gets the hint that you like this song. . . .

sigh. . .

(never feed the trolls. . . never feed the trolls. . . never feed the trolls) 
 
Um, kiss my ass, Poacher.  Romeotuma loves what he loves, and he doesn't bother to post on anything he doesn't love.  What's wrong with that? He's NOT a troll. If he were, you'd see posts like Excelsior's.

Do your homework and don't attack people who just love music.

Thank you.  I will avoid you in the future, because there are songs I'd love to multi-post on, but now I know I can't, because people like you would label me a troll.  Well, crap. RP sucks because of people like you. {#Ass}
Rather tedious, actually. 
 romeotuma wrote:

Hey, I'm trying to hold back here...  this song be soooo gooood...

 
 
On the other hand you could stop trying and actually stop spamming RP. 

I think everyone here gets the hint that you like this song. . . .

sigh. . .

(never feed the trolls. . . never feed the trolls. . . never feed the trolls) 
Ha! Beat RT! Great song!{#Lol}
bumped up one more, just for the message.
I'm with RT - dancin' - well, as much as I CAN, with all my aches and pains. Excellent guitar work and the vocals remind me a little of Ellis Paul (no, don't ask why. They just do.) {#Dancingbanana}
Yes, good tune, nalle. 
Anyone else think this rip sounds clipped?
Me gusta mucho! {#Cowboy}
 romeotuma wrote:


Sorry if I kept you waiting!  Yes, this song is magnificent...  hope you are having a nice day!  {#Angel}
 
Nice, yes I having a good time.
Waiting for RT to comment, it´s a great tune.

 romeotuma wrote:


We be dancing...  awesome...


 

Yes RT, this is a great song, but your IP has banned from making any more comments about it!{#Wink}{#Lol}
this whole album is great!
I thought this was Zero Seven when I heard it.
 mjmurphy61 wrote:

That's the money you could be saving with Geiko...

 

Heh.
Loving this
 Poacher wrote:
I love the cover art. . . is that a log, with roots, with eyes? 

Splendidly bonkers!  
 
That's the money you could be saving with Geiko...

Limpopoking wrote:
Lovely music... I bought this album, and frankly, his voice becomes incredibly monotonous over the duration of the entire album. Best played shuffled with lots of other stuff.

He's going to take Santana's crown  soon as everything he does sounds the same.

Lovely music... I bought this album, and frankly, his voice becomes incredibly monotonous over the duration of the entire album. Best played shuffled with lots of other stuff.
This has been a 2 for me for quite a while. I just don't like it. But today as I was reaching for the "play" button, I saw this was on and stopped myself.

That makes it a 1.
I love the cover art. . . is that a log, with roots, with eyes? 

Splendidly bonkers!  
Nice.

AdyMiles wrote:
You need to play better songs the most of the last fifteen or I'm changing radio stations
 
 
WonderLizard wrote:
Bye! Do forget to write!
 
Thank you WonderLizard.  You expressed my sentiments exactly.

 AdyMiles wrote:
You need to play better songs the most of the last fifteen or I'm changing radio stations
 
Bye! Do forget to write!

You need to play better songs the most of the last fifteen or I'm changing radio stations
 romeotuma wrote:


love it...
 
Good for the ears!

 alux wrote:

Way to generalize indiscriminately.  As if one continent had one musical style.  

Besides, this song positively screams North American...
 
Actually, the guitar is very reminiscent of the sound of the African sanza I think.

 cathenley wrote:
OK, this music sounds so African....
 
Way to generalize indiscriminately.  As if one continent had one musical style.  

Besides, this song positively screams North American...
 romeotuma wrote:


  this song has great guitar work...
 
I dig it too.  Very cool guitar I think

Good choice after John Scofield - great playlist tonight! (Well, it's night over here...)
OK, this music sounds so African....
noir desir....then Jose's "Kill for Love"

respect...
Jose's guitar and voice have become instantly recognizable for me.  Great stuff as usual.
Sanctimonious dreck
 romeotuma wrote:


The acoustic guitar bass line of this song always makes me dance...  this song has great guitar work...
 
true true.  most of the songs on this album have great rhythmic guitar tracks

a sarah palin visit just wrapped out right outside my window........this song is just such an eloquent expression of so many of the concerns I have about the kind of views she seems to represent....god I hope McCain hangs in there if he happens to win.....she scares me
Oh man, rhyming fire with desire.  Look out folks, we've got a creative one on our hands here!
 Rafter101 wrote:
At first I thought this was a new Zero 7 song. Anyone else hear that?
 
that's cuz Jose sang for Zero 7 on their album 'The Garden'.  Him and Sia were the 2 big guest vocalists for that one.

 thewiseking wrote:
power and beauty coming from something very simple and repetitive.
 

 {#Yes} {#Sunny}
ha ha!  Following up Noir Desir, "le vent nour portera", and all the comments about the lead singer who murdered a woman, with a song called "killing for love",  very funny, very dark, Bill!  enjoying your humour!
At first I thought this was a new Zero 7 song. Anyone else hear that?
What is the point? Powerful question. Powerful song.
Like Nick Drake with an edge.  Excellent!

Yes, you can be powerful without screaming.


I´m hearing Cat Stevens "Mona Bone Jakon".

handyrae wrote:

Is it just me, or is there something about this that is very similar to Bruce Cockburn's Mango?
Is it just me, or is there something about this that is very similar to Bruce Cockburn's Mango?
Rej_P wrote:
I love the tribal African rhythm he manages to get from his guitar, impressive.
I was thinking roughly the same thing. Love the guitar Next time I'll listen to what he's saying, maybe.
Really starting to like his stuff. Was introduced via Teardrop on a "chillout" CD several years back and haven't heard a bad track from him yet.
power and beauty coming from something very simple and repetitive.
CSNY-ish
Good enough to make me look up to see who it is. So I'm giving it a 7 to start.
I love the tribal African rhythm he manages to get from his guitar, impressive.
Six is about as good as I can muster, though I'd like to hear it a few more times to see if I can increase that.
Holy cow... got second post. second post, not as good as first post. Not a bad song... got a 7
Rates a 'pretty good' on first listen...and even a first post