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Swati — Stay
Album: Small Gods
Avg rating:
6.2

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Total ratings: 379









Released: 2007
Length: 5:22
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Dopamine rising.
The city is buzzing and shining
like your jewelry tonight.
And it feels wonderful to fall in love
with my own artificial chemicals.
Stay.
Cause I'm freakishly lonely
and if you're not afraid of freaks,
tell me your name.
You made love to her tonight.
Now you're both sleeping warm and tight.
Well I'm still awake diseased by goodbyes.
And dawn is showing an abandoned mutant child.
Dopamine rising.
Dopamine falling.
Stay.
Cause I'm freakishly lonely
and if you're not afraid of freaks
tell me your name.
Dopamine rising.
Stay.
Stay, cause I'm freakishly lonely
and if you're not afraid of freaks
tell me your name.
Stay, cause I'm a freak and I'm lonely.
Just admit you're a freak
and tell me your name.
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 NeuroGeek wrote:
This gets an "F" simply because this person has no idea what dopamine actually does in the brain.  (For the record, it ain't happy/sad juice).  
 
Petty?  From Wikipedia: "anticipation of most types of rewards increases the level of dopamine in the brain".

Good enough for me.  Not too out of context with the lyrics.
 Webfoot wrote:
Does anyone miss Stingray?
 
Not particularly.
 Webfoot wrote:

Does anyone miss Stingray?
 
Not spoil it for you but I think Stringray pasted away years ago...
 Stingray wrote:
Without that nose she might be cute! Kinda...

Still - shut-up Swami Sawati!


 
Does anyone miss Stingray?
 NeuroGeek wrote:
This gets an "F" simply because this person has no idea what dopamine actually does in the brain.  (For the record, it ain't happy/sad juice).  
 
  I guess if she were a neuroscientist the song would be different.
This gets an "F" simply because this person has no idea what dopamine actually does in the brain.  (For the record, it ain't happy/sad juice).  
 
This is Beat Poetry
 lmic wrote:
She sounds like an over-educated Boston type.
 
What's it like in the (apparently) undereducated region you inhabit? In truth, my exposure to the folks just north of Boston leads me to suspect that whatever overeducation might exist in Boston drops away rapidly as one heads only a few miles north. Still, your comment seeps ignorance.....
Without that nose she might be cute! Kinda...

Still - shut-up Swami Sawati!

...wonderful autumnal song...
If those strings are in the same room as her, she has the ear of a godess, because she's dead on.
 sirdroseph wrote:
I really like this alot! I will have to check out more from her!{#Cheers}
 

"Blackjack" is another good song...Think I also heard it here. 
 j7 wrote:
So it's ok to play everything out of tune?
Whatever, lame....validated.

 

Yes
I really like this alot! I will have to check out more from her!{#Cheers}
 jagdriver wrote:

Still good.

And she's using an unusual tuning here; check it out on the innerwebs.
 
Yeah, her tuning is crazeh stuff...a real innovator...looking fwd to more from her.
 2Hawks wrote:
I like it.
 
Still good.

And she's using an unusual tuning here; check it out on the innerwebs.

I like it.
So it's ok to play everything out of tune?
Whatever, lame....validated.

 Tagish_girl wrote:


Twee, now THERE is a fantastic word.  Is there any song out there with 'twee' in it? 
 

Actually, there's an entire genre of music called Twee, also known as kindercore. Ask the Google and ye shall learn.
 Poacher wrote:

 What a weird thing to say. . . is it possible to be over-educated?

For the tune. . . its a 3 from me for 'twee noodling', not impressed at all. . . a bit self-indulgent for me.

 

Yes, it scares the ignorant masses of the GOP herd here in the USA.
Out of tune,,even the drum ! Hurts !{#Arghhh}
It's like the "from the heart" kind of sound that used to get played in "Thirty Something"...and now gets played in "Brothers and Sisters"..
normally when someone's: died, divorced, married, etc...ahh I feel all Sally Field inside.
 lmic wrote:
She sounds like an over-educated Boston type.
 
 What a weird thing to say. . . is it possible to be over-educated?

For the tune. . . its a 3 from me for 'twee noodling', not impressed at all. . . a bit self-indulgent for me.

 Tagish_girl wrote:


Twee, now THERE is a fantastic word.  Is there any song out there with 'twee' in it? 
 
Not sure, but there's a band called Twee Doors Down.{#Tongue-out}

 lmic wrote:
 rdo wrote:

9 - for creative use of the word dopamine.

Actually, that's precisely what bugs me. So clinical and kinda twee.

 

Twee, now THERE is a fantastic word.  Is there any song out there with 'twee' in it? 
 rdo wrote:

9 - for creative use of the word dopamine.

Actually, that's precisely what bugs me. So clinical and kinda twee.

9 - for creative use of the word dopamine.


i like that thought of small gods...
 lmic wrote:
She sounds like an over-educated Boston type.
 

She's actually a NYC native.
Let the BOS-NY bashing begin.
She sounds like an over-educated Boston type.
 Moak wrote:
6!!?!!!?!! You all nuts?

 They must be....a solid 4.

 mandolin wrote:
...oh, this and amy macdonald go together quite nicely...

 
I was just thinking the same thing.  I appreciate both songs more played back to back.  Bill truly is a genius!

 xtalman wrote:

Reminded me initaly of some of George Harrisions riff from the Beatles.
 
Yep, definitely got a kind of sitar feel to it.

One of those songs that are most interesting on the first listen and go downhill from there. 6 => 3. Dopamine falling, interest falling, sleepiness rising... {#Sleep}
 Dave_Mack wrote:
I love the string parts on this, along with her guitar.  Really unusual stuff.
 
Reminded me initaly of some of George Harrisions riff from the Beatles.


...oh, this and amy macdonald go together quite nicely...

growing on me actually...
I'm pretty sure this won't hold up that well to repetition for me, but I'm enjoying it on my first couple of listens.
It reminds me of one of my favorite extinct bands - Crash Vegas.
"The majority of the Swati tribe reside in the North West Frontier Province of Pakistan, and are the predominant population in the districts of Mansehra,Batagram and to some extent in Kohistan as well."
I love the string parts on this, along with her guitar.  Really unusual stuff.
Similar to "Blackjack", just not quite as good.  Still nice tho...
I'm a sucker for a 2/3 beat
 Leslie wrote:
I like this song more each time I hear it.
 



I like this song more each time I hear it.
Very different, but like it a lot.
6!!?!!!?!! You all nuts?

Solid 8 from me.

And I love the guitar analysis.
Just in case anyone else is sitting at home trying to follow on guitar, she is playing an 8-string in drop D-flat tuning. That's a 12-string guitar with only the trebles doubled, and the bottom E dropped to D-flat.

Very inventive musically, and a nice voice too. 
Wow – I really hear echoes of Kirsty MacColl in her voice.
{#Biggrin}
Great Springsteen cover on this album as well
...i like this - glad to hear something else by her...
Swati does absolutely great things with a guitar. Good pick. :)

Lyrics aren't exactly perfect, but, well, you can't have everything.
 robco1 wrote:
I really like this one . . . wonder what the rest sounds like?
 

I like "Blackjack" off of this album. I think she's talented : )

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tTI73smZ8oE
I really like this one . . . wonder what the rest sounds like?
I wonder if this is about bipolar syndrome (aka 'Manic depression'). It's the references to dopamine falling/rising that's got me thinking that way, as that brain chemical is heavily implicated in this condition (and others, such as schizophrenia). Or maybe it's about more general mental illness. Interesting number, worth an initial 6 from the Nottingham jury.
spank me swati, . . .   you'll keep me awake!