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Calexico — Bend To The Road
Album: Carried To Dust
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7.3

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Released: 2008
Length: 3:13
Plays (last 30 days): 2
Watching your eyes go back and forth
Out on the highway
Watching your heart bend to the road
Kiss your forehead as I turn to go

Following those signs, driving out
Only engine smoke
Frozen in a cloud
Wishing the space would remain

Holding back your tears from letting go of your heart
Leaving the middle of the road
Letting go just a little bit
Till it all spills out the side of the road

Hole in the sea, hole in the heart
There's a hole in your hand where the money just falls
And the pain falls right through
The hole in your head wears right through

The hole in all your plans
There's a hole that shines right through
Shines right through
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Not knowing this song, never hearing it before and I got a really quite slow INXS Michael Hutchinson vibe in the beginning.  Probably just me.
Saw them in Boston with Andrew Bird - an interesting combo~
For some reason evokes The Walkabouts. 
And for some reason I haven't heard a Walkabouts song on RP so far. 
 Proclivities wrote:

Apparently, it's across the border from Mexicali.
 
And between them, the small town of Calexicali, the main boulevard of which is Mexicalexicali.
 JIan wrote:

Other than this band's name, it is also a border town between California, USA and Mexico: https://www.calexico.ca.gov
 
There's a place called Mexicali just across the border.  :-)
 peter_james_bond wrote:
This. Album. Is .Good.
 
I disagree. It's freakin' GREAT. 
That drums production is over the top
 Alexandros wrote:
Cal(ifornia)(M)exico perhaps?
 

Not perhaps. This is exactly the origin of the name. A portmanteau of California and Mexico.
Well that was kinda cool.
Great show last friday in Lyon!
 JIan wrote:

Other than this band's name, it is also a border town between California, USA and Mexico: https://www.calexico.ca.gov

 
Apparently, it's across the border from Mexicali.
Mend your heart with glue, and a few Calexico songs.
 LowPhreak wrote:
What the hell is a "calexico"? A calico cat from Mexico?
{#Beat}

 
Other than this band's name, it is also a border town between California, USA and Mexico: https://www.calexico.ca.gov
 LowPhreak wrote:
What the hell is a "calexico"? A calico cat from Mexico?


{#Beat}

 Cal(ifornia)(M)exico perhaps?
What the hell is a "calexico"? A calico cat from Mexico?


{#Beat}
 wossName wrote:
Currently my favourite Calexico album.

 
Most definitely :))
Currently my favourite Calexico album.
Its always a good party until Calexico shows up and starts talking about his job to all the single chicks.
yes me too,February in den Haag the Netherlands .looking forward to this
How I love RP this morning. All songs seem to match with my mood.
We have tickets for them next February,at Brighton Corn Exchange.
 vanmas wrote:
May be not there best song, but almost everything of this band is great!
Special tex-mex sound, like it!
 
Tucson-Mex, actually. Or perhaps Az-Mex.
Beautiful....
May be not there best song, but almost everything of this band is great!
Special tex-mex sound, like it!
 terrapin52 wrote:
Why's this guy whispering? I'm thinking it's probably because he can't sing.
 
He actually has a light tenor voice with some power, but never seems to use it other than at live gigs.

 birdland wrote:
This is very cool.

Nice melody - nice hooks - economy - space.

Dissonant bridge.

Groove.

Well thought out.

Yeah.

I like this.
 
{#Yes}   Yup! Me too! Digging the groove...

Why's this guy whispering? I'm thinking it's probably because he can't sing.

Love Calexico but this track (not a bad thing) sounds eerily like Chris Rea's "The Road to Hell," a song that also deserves every bit of airplay it can get.  Both 9+

 peter_james_bond wrote:
This. Album. Is .Good.
 
Good. Point.  Like this song. 7.

"There's a hole in your hand where the money just falls"

I normally like Calexico, but this just made me want to hear John Prine's "Sam Stone":

"There's a hole in Daddy's arm where all the money goes /
Jesus Christ died for nothin' I suppose"
 coolpeople_rule wrote:
Love Calexico and this song, which at first I thought was a Jim White song?!
 
Good call! We used to hear "Static On The Radio" here a lot, but not so much lately.


Love Calexico and this song, which at first I thought was a Jim White song?!
Straight from the Gods down into the midnight stereo of a '68 Camaro driving through the Arizona desert.
 sub-arctic wrote:
Calexico can do no wrong. Excellent stuff, this.
 
{#Clap} indeed!

THE REPTILES AND I...
On occasion, Burns' whispery vocals annoy me but here, they work to great effect.
 vandal wrote:

birdland wrote:
This is very cool.

Nice melody - nice hooks - economy - space.

Dissonant bridge.

Groove.

Well thought out.

Yeah.

I like this.

bump 

Bump.


 Ngoziman wrote:
Note to Bill: title is 'Bend To The Road'

Very nice track, by the way.
 
No, the full title is: Hole In Your Head (bend in the road)
This. Album. Is .Good.
 birdland wrote:
This is very cool.

Nice melody - nice hooks - economy - space.

Dissonant bridge.

Groove.

Well thought out.

Yeah.

I like this.
 
bump


 Michel wrote:
I saw them on a warm summer evening in Bale, Switzerland, Europe - it was a great evening!!!{#Sunny}
 


I saw them on a warm summer evening in Bale, Switzerland - it was a great evening!!!{#Sunny}
excellent.....
last night in budapest, yeah :))
 toterola wrote:
These guys are going to be at Coachella, too. Y'all come! {#Guitarist}
 
How can Calexico be at Coachella?
They're almost 100 miles apart.

Calexico can do no wrong. Excellent stuff, this.
Sounds like Jim White on vocals.
Not a single dud on this CD.  Excellent throughout.  Even better if you listen to the whole thing start to finish.

I once read that if you want people to listen, you whisper.  It worked here - I'm listening this one a lot.
thanks for elevating my high
These guys are going to be at Coachella, too. Y'all come! {#Guitarist}
A more mellow sounding Leanord

 
derekd wrote:
Niiiceeee. There is much to be said for space sometimes.
 


Niiiceeee. There is much to be said for space sometimes.
leonard cohen's little brother?
 
This is very cool.

Nice melody - nice hooks - economy - space.

Dissonant bridge.

Groove.

Well thought out.

Yeah.

I like this.


Note to Bill: title is 'Bend To The Road'

Very nice track, by the way.

Yes Sir...Like it...
Such a varied sound from Calexico, and I've liked it all so far!