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Madrugada — What's On Your Mind?
Album: Madrugada
Avg rating:
6.8

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Total ratings: 425









Released: 2008
Length: 3:57
Plays (last 30 days): 0
You were at my door
I heard you knocking but I didn't care at all
I had been in all night just staring at the wall
I didn't really want to see you anymore

Coming from the road
You took your coat off and you threw it on the floor
You said "I can't believe you wanna hurt me so"
I said "I'm not supposed to be like this, you know"
Well, I just had to let you go

(Chorus)
What's on your mind?
When you're lost in time
What's on your mind?
Tell me why
Why does it have to be this way?

You were in that dream that I was dreaming
I was dreaming in a dream
Your nylon dress and I was floating back downstream
I wanted love to come and swallow everything

Everything gets real
Sooner or later, doesn't matter how you feel
You slammed that door shut on the night of glass and steel
I cannot blame you for believing what you believe
Well, I just had to let you go

(Chorus)

Why do you always stay
Miles away
And two steps behind
Where the past is still living
Beautiful and forgiven
Do you not see
That you live in a dream
Hey

(Chorus) x2
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My wife ask me that every day...
Good song for a rate of 8
brings to mind the beautiful melody by Goldfrapp, Drew
 Gatlinburger wrote:


Agreed...  The guy does have a good and very distinctive voice (as does our benevolent DJ, Bill) but the songs are lame!  This particular song does sound like Robert Goulet or even Frank Sinatra, "trying to be cool".  Granted, they're Norwegian (or Swedish or somesuch) but the lyrics are so full of cliches and idiomatic expressions - I guess that's to be expected with a foreign group trying to write English lyrics.  Maybe they should try to cover something good (written by somebody who speaks English as a native language).  The music itself is rather amateurish as well, reminds me of a '70s cover band in some rinky dink bar.

Sorry Bill, obviously you're infatuated with this band, but they aren't anywhere near as great as you make them out to be...

 
I have this cd. I must say, that some of the songs are very dark and the arrangements are not very professional. But i dont think, that the language is the fault. Norway is one of the best in English speaking foreign language. I still love some song of Madrugada very much.

Was this a Leonard Nemoy cover?

By the way, my computer was so horrified at having been required to play this song that it took a solid five minutes in protest to load up a comments page.  I can't say I blame it.


That voice is a fine instrument, how refreshing to here a baritone in modern music.
 Nuance wrote:

The lyrics are horrible, rhyming, ESL poetry.
 

Agreed...  The guy does have a good and very distinctive voice (as does our benevolent DJ, Bill) but the songs are lame!  This particular song does sound like Robert Goulet or even Frank Sinatra, "trying to be cool".  Granted, they're Norwegian (or Swedish or somesuch) but the lyrics are so full of cliches and idiomatic expressions - I guess that's to be expected with a foreign group trying to write English lyrics.  Maybe they should try to cover something good (written by somebody who speaks English as a native language).  The music itself is rather amateurish as well, reminds me of a '70s cover band in some rinky dink bar.

Sorry Bill, obviously you're infatuated with this band, but they aren't anywhere near as great as you make them out to be...

what a voice! 
goosebumps all over 
I like Madrugada... their darkness, sincerity and hilarity.
sucko-barfo!
 gjr wrote:
dear god what is this????  why does it have to be this way????
 
Dear GJR,

This is music. I take it you don't approve. I don't really like this song either, that's why I broke up the group. That and their silly name. Variety is part of the deal in this universe. Deal with it.

God

I love these guys...and I'm surprised that no one has mentioned Scott Walker in these threads. {#Cowboy}
I've heard this song once. That's too much.
 papaman wrote:
I always picture Robert Goulet singing this song.

Robert Goulet
 
I was thinking "Roger Whitaker meets Leonard Cohen", but you may be closer to the heart of this melodramatic matter.

I'll bet Madruga could do a fine OTT version of MacArthur Park.



Madrugada in Leknes by ~rossy
©2006-2010 ~rossy

Madrugada in Leknes, I used "social engineering" to get my EOS 350D past the consert guards. It´s my first consert shot ever.



 gjr wrote:
dear god what is this????  why does it have to be this way????
 
Roger that.  Yikes!  {#Beat}


I always picture Robert Goulet singing this song.

Robert Goulet
dear god what is this????  why does it have to be this way????
 helgigermany wrote:
I like Madrugada, i own this album , but sometimes the lyrics are too dark fpr my taste. This one, ok!
 
The lyrics are horrible, rhyming, ESL poetry.
 derekd wrote:
Gotta run...Need to slit my wrists or take a nap...Zzzzzzzzz
 
By the look of those zees, it appears the sleep angels won that battle, thank goodness! Lest we forget the power of music, the power to soothe the savage, melancholy, suicidal breast into a modicum of tranquility. 

Wisecrowe.

 

First, gimme a break.  Second, you are right in that Leonard Cohen is very popular in Norway.  Third, if Leonard Cohen ever 'lifted' his voice like Silvert does, it would crack and sound awful.

This man has one of the best male voices in contemporary rock music.


Gotta run...Need to slit my wrists or take a nap...Zzzzzzzzz
 Wisecrowe wrote:
Ahh, Leonard Cohen rip-off? Sounds like it to me.
 

Sounds more like Nick Cave to me...
Ahh, Leonard Cohen rip-off? Sounds like it to me.
I like Madrugada, i own this album , but sometimes the lyrics are too dark fpr my taste. This one, ok!
 boober wrote:
7 is a pretty good rating for a song with so many bad comments.
 
That's because it's a pretty good song, in my opinion.  I like the fact that he sounds like he's reading the lyrics out of a phone book.  It works, for some reason.

I enjoy this band. Too bad they disbanded. 
 WayUpNorth wrote:
Reminiscent of Leonard Cohen?
 

And Aznavour.  And Cave.  But not in a good way.
8 here.
7 is a pretty good rating for a song with so many bad comments.
what is this picture on the album art
Oh my dear God! Please make it stop. I can't stop laughing.
...better than the doors...
 tdola2 wrote:
What sleazy cocktail bar am I in?
 Waiting for him to break into "Tie a Yellow Ribbon" next...
 
 
No shit.
All I can picture is Robert Goulet.


Does Madrugada mean "inconsistent?"
What sleazy cocktail bar am I in?
 Waiting for him to break into "Tie a Yellow Ribbon" next...
 
Nice downer music to get the day started....not!  

Sheesh..........
 rcurrier wrote:
This guy really reminds me of the lead singer of Madrugada.
 
I think you have a lead there that you should further investigate, detective rcurrier.

 kollektivsoul wrote:
Yea.. this guy never listened to Nick Cave! 
 
I wish he WERE listening to Nick Cave and not singing.  Talk about soporific.  Sheesh.

Yea.. this guy never listened to Nick Cave! 
Again?  Time to mod this down a bit more.
OMG, the tinkly parts are sooooo reminiscent of that Bat For Lashes song, "What's a Girl to Do?" ... anyone else hear that? Picture that part where she's talking, before the chorus kicks in. Uncanny.
That's kinda what I'm hearin'......bravo!
 
Mugro wrote:

Is this song done by Bill Murray in his Lounge act?



 


Nick Cave and the Bad Seeds...watered

 rcurrier wrote:
This guy really reminds me of the lead singer of Madrugada.

 
{#Clap} yes he has earned his own distinction

Reminiscent of Leonard Cohen?

moffedille, Radioparadise plays lots of Norwegian and other Scandanavian music including Ane Brun.

Incidentally, this is a tad bombastic but it is not "metal".


Proud to be norvegina {#Dancingbanana}

But where is Magnet, Ane Brun, røyksopp etc? We have some music besides metal :-)
But I don't complain, RP plays great music!  
Gran tema, me encantan las atmósferas creadas por Madrugada...
 ugly wrote:
Damn it all, I have to add this song to my "get it list". The more I listen to this Radio Paradiso, the longer my "get it list" gets. I'll need a bigger iPod sooon.
 
Yep!
P.S. Love this song
 DaveInVA wrote:
Sounds like its right out of the mid 60's. I like the retro sound of it. Nice song...

 
Agreed. I love how he busts out there at the end.

Is this song done by Bill Murray in his Lounge act?



Probably the best song outthere!  The sons of Norway dominates..
 horstman wrote:


I thought it was Nick Cave. He was a bad seed.
 

Yeah I was SURE it was Nick.Was really surprised when I checked.
 westslope wrote:

I seem to recall that the lead singer is in a new formation.  Anybody care to share more information?

Man that voice.....


 

Sivert Hoyem & the Volunteers.  Their recent album is "Exiles."  I think it's excellent. 

I seem to recall that the lead singer is in a new formation.  Anybody care to share more information?

Man that voice.....


"You were in that dream that I was dreaming, I was dreaming in a dream...."

Are you kidding me?
 ugly wrote:
Damn it all, I have to add this song to my "get it list". The more I listen to this Radio Paradiso, the longer my "get it list" gets. I'll need a bigger iPod sooon.

 
This album has a lot of fantastic songs on it.  You might want to consider just getting the whole thing.  In addition to this song, Honey Bee and The Hour of the Wolf are really good, and just about all of the other songs are strong as well.


Damn it all, I have to add this song to my "get it list". The more I listen to this Radio Paradiso, the longer my "get it list" gets. I'll need a bigger iPod sooon.

kaybee wrote:


I LOVE Alan....



 Gartholamundi wrote:

Reminds me more of Leonard Cohen. who i'm happy to hear more of, as long as Madrugada writes as brilliantly as L.C.

 
Gatholomundi - hopefully its the lyrics you are reminded of - not the voice, otherwise I'll send you a box of Q-tips to clean out your ears (though my Mom always said never put anything in your ears smaller than your elbow) {#Hand}
 rcurrier wrote:
This guy really reminds me of the lead singer of Madrugada.

 

Oh boy, I was about to post WTF until I scrolled down and read some of the earlier posts. Nice one.

This guy really reminds me of the lead singer of Madrugada.

Holy Crow...what a voice that guy has! {#Notworthy}
 Gartholamundi wrote:

Reminds me more of Leonard Cohen. who i'm happy to hear more of, as long as Madrugada writes as brilliantly as L.C.

 
come on guys ! this voice is much better than isaac and cohen !


 cptbuz wrote:
sounds like Chris Issak with a stuffed up nose.
 

I thought it was Nick Cave. He was a bad seed.
cptbuz wrote:
sounds like Chris Issak with a stuffed up nose.

Reminds me more of Leonard Cohen. who i'm happy to hear more of, as long as Madrugada writes as brilliantly as L.C.

sounds like Chris Issak with a stuffed up nose.
I thought this was Nick Cave.....
Strangers in the night.....
Sounds like its right out of the mid 60's. I like the retro sound of it. Nice song...

 musikalia wrote:
What's going on in that album cover picture?
 

Well, see, the fing is....
LOVE his voice - reminds me so much of Krishna Das - he's like Madrugada for yoga.
 velvetglove wrote:

queenjill wrote:
I think I'm in love with this man.


That makes two of us.

It's a pity the label can't get more going on for the band in this country. Although I suppose in a year I'll come to regret that remark, as others make the discovery and they end up in a commercial for beer, birth control, biscuits, or what have you.
 

I sure hope they never sell out. Just a shame the band is no longer. Great music while they were together.
Whoa, these guys are Norwegian?  That surprises me...  But I LOVE it!  Thanks for introducing this band to me.  {#Roflol}
What's on my mind?{#Clap}

from 7 to 8.

Bravo.



 queenjill wrote:
I think I'm in love with this man.
 
With a voice like that I don't blame you. I almost fancy him myself and I'm str8. Love Madrugada, and another band I'd never have heard without RP, so yet again big thanks to Becky and Bill. 8 from the Nottingham jury.

 nevar23 wrote:
First time I've heard this. If Nick Cave and Leonard Cohen spawned a love child, this would be the result. Good stuff.
 

{#Clap}

queenjill wrote:
I think I'm in love with this man.


That makes two of us.

It's a pity the label can't get more going on for the band in this country. Although I suppose in a year I'll come to regret that remark, as others make the discovery and they end up in a commercial for beer, birth control, biscuits, or what have you.


First time I've heard this. If Nick Cave and Leonard Cohen spawned a love child, this would be the result. Good stuff.
It's a nice enough song, but he's singing too clearly.

{#Yawn}
 NeilBlanchard wrote:
Hiya,

I heard the beginning of this song, and I thought — hey it's a Nick cave song that I like! 
 
EXACTLY my thoughts :-)

I love this band. This song is new to me. Like it.
I think I'm in love with this man.
OBAMA...OBAMA..OBAMA..OBAMA!
What's going on in that album cover picture?
Hiya,

I heard the beginning of this song, and I thought — hey it's a Nick cave song that I like!  Then, after I looked, I reconized what I like so much about their song Majesty.

Neil
Very, very Tindersticks-y. Like something from Curtains. Good stuff.
 westslope wrote:
 Phlegmaticman wrote:
I thought this was Leonard Cohen for a minute.

 Cohen is very popular in Norway and elsewhere in Europe.

How about some thoughts on the entire CD?  The new guitarist?


 
Is there a new guitarist? I thought all the guitar parts for this album were done before Robert's death.

 fredriley wrote:
This guy has the sort of deep strong voice that resonates right down to bone level. A big thanks, again, to RP for playing Madrugada, a band I'd never even have heard of otherwise, let alone heard. Every Madrugada number played on here has been the dog's bollox, and this is no exception. 7 from the Nottingham jury.
 
Try and get a listen to The Robin Trower Band with James Dewar on vocals (and bass). He was briefly in a band with Frankie Miller, where Frankie was the second best singer.

 Phlegmaticman wrote:
I thought this was Leonard Cohen for a minute.

 Cohen is very popular in Norway and elsewhere in Europe.

How about some thoughts on the entire CD?  The new guitarist?



{#Arrow} 10


 amaynard wrote:
{#Stupid}  {#Silenced}{#Puke}1
 

Just for that I'll bump mine to a 10 {#Nyah}
{#Stupid}  {#Silenced}{#Puke}1
6 {#Arrow}  7

"...I wanted love to come and swallow everything"

hey!!   He almost sounded like he wasn't saying "everyfing" there!!!


...this is really interesting; thumbs up...


The first couple seconds, I thought it was Nick Cave!


Exactly what I was about to write!


 Phlegmaticman wrote:
I thought this was Leonard Cohen for a minute.
   

 tomnam wrote:
I thought it was Leonard Nemoy...
  
The first couple seconds, I thought it was Nick Cave!
 

 Phlegmaticman wrote:
I thought this was Leonard Cohen for a minute.
 

Me too....this is great.

WOW! coming from a Doors tune, the similarity is striking!


8 {#Arrow} 9

 robb104 wrote:

What's on my mind?

What's for dinner?


 

What's on my mind?

A certain man that i hope will fall in love with me!!!!! {#Hearteyes}

My answer is much more exciting.

Great album folks, if you can get your hands on it.  Surprised that Bill/Rebecca didn't take the Honey Bee upload - ranks up there with Majesty as far as I'm concerned - but Look Away Lucifer's still on LRC rotation. 


I love this album, and this is probably my favorite song on it.  It's a 10 for me for sure! Glad to see it finally made it to RP. 
Love these guys. Thanks, RP. Paid a fortune for one of their cd's (shipped from Europe), but it was worth every penny.

What's on my mind?

What's for dinner?


Goes to show, you just don't know what's coming next from Madrugada!
i was on the fence at the beginning...then it grew on me a little.  6
This guy has the sort of deep strong voice that resonates right down to bone level. A big thanks, again, to RP for playing Madrugada, a band I'd never even have heard of otherwise, let alone heard. Every Madrugada number played on here has been the dog's bollox, and this is no exception. 7 from the Nottingham jury.
I thought it was Leonard Nemoy...
I thought this was Leonard Cohen for a minute.