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Rachael Yamagata — Accident
Album: Elephants...Teeth Sinking Into Heart
Avg rating:
6.8

Your rating:
Total ratings: 1108









Released: 2008
Length: 4:05
Plays (last 30 days): 1
I think he's in a jealous rage
She's probably not the easiest one to live with either
There's nothing worse than bitterness
just splashed across the page
I don't think that either one of them are fit to be alive
Oh, She'd just shut up and do what she does best
Show a little bit of skin
But keep it all when she's undressed
And doesn't she know that she is doing it all wrong
You can't tell a joke, yeah
While I'm listening to your song

All of this talking and all of this chatter
Is making me sick
even though they say it doesn't matter
Let's put them in a room
Or maybe they should stay apart
Or maybe words are meant a mile
Yeah, let's fuck with their hearts

There's no reason to change
So lets watch everybody bleed
Cause everybody loves an accident
And everybody loves what they read

I think he's gonna be a big star
A voice of social change to rearrange the worlds perspective
But there's nothing better than watching him go down
He could pick up a habit or get in trouble
That might be affective

Oh, If he'd just shut off his conscience for one day
And take a cue from all of us
And give us a song we can really play
Doesn't he know he's going down
And going down fast
If he keeps on being difficult
He'll always come in last

All of this talking and all of this chatter
Is making me sick
even though they say it doesn't matter
Lets take away the stars
Give while enough a add-on
He's calling for backup
But, I'm strong enough to take that phone

There's reason to change
So lets go all have a beer
Cause everybody loves an accident
And everybody loves what they hear

Two sides working together
And working against one another
Two bad souls are destroyed
It's the nature of business
You know how this part is

Oh look, they're losing all of their trust
Oh look, they're trying to bite the helping hand that feeds them
We put clothes on their backs
And they try to take the money up front
Now they don't like what we're saying
So lets up and leave them

We would have done what they are doing anyway
So this shit about taking in the souls
And lifes lasting misery
We're gonna take them down
And do it on the front page
Watch those little crooks come crawling back on bended knee

All of this talking and all of this chatter
Is making me sick
even though they say it doesn't matter
I'm becoming a bore
Now I am wasting ashore
Now I'm still broken
But the subjects been spoken

There's no reason to change
But it sure is fun to advertise a fight
We're feeding off each other once again
But now neither one of us will give an inch until I break

I hope
I hope
I really hope
I hope
I hope
I hope
I hope
Comments (89)add comment
 tinypriest wrote:

Rachael is so good. I discovered her going through CDs at the local public library when I found her Chesapeake album. What a treat. Always great lyrics. She's severely underrated.
 
Funny thing is, not a single one of my female friends digs her. There's a mystery.
 Segue wrote:
Everything she does is a 9. At least.
 
Rachael is so good. I discovered her going through CDs at the local public library when I found her Chesapeake album. What a treat. Always great lyrics. She's severely underrated.
 westslope wrote:

<= what he said.  
 
Seconded! CJ usually is pretty spot on in his comments! ✌️ to ya CJ!
Too edgy for first thing in the morning. Think I'd like it better... at some other point. Isn't it about time in the day's programming for that Waterboys song you/we like so much, Mr. Bill? {#Wink}
Großartig. Great. Outstanding. Thanks
Everything she does is a 9. At least.
I think. . . I think I like this.
Accident has this.. earnest quality to it.  Not a bad thing if you dig the extra intensity.
 coloradojohn wrote:
Very very juicy and this thing has a marvelous groove snaking through it and the vocals are
INCREDIBLY INTERESTING AND HOT!

 
<= what he said.  
Love it!
 Stingray wrote:
Rachel rocks (if she wants).

 
{#Bananajam}
 Stingray wrote:
Rachel rocks (if she wants).

 
I totally agree!  An 8 from me.
Tough. I dig it.
Well.  Ahem.  Went and looked up the lyrics.  Gotta get this, based on the comments below, the music, and the wacko lyrics.
nice,
Very very juicy and this thing has a marvelous groove snaking through it and the vocals are
INCREDIBLY INTERESTING AND HOT!
Rachel rocks (if she wants).
This one is better than the other one you played....
 Cynaera wrote:

Dug it out and listened to it. Yes, it's very good. Two CDs- mellow (well, as mellow as Rachael can be) and a rock side.  WORTH the investment.

 

I just checked back. Thanks for the feedback.
 tryallmusic wrote:
I really like this. Can anybody tell me if the rest of the album is any good?
 
Dug it out and listened to it. Yes, it's very good. Two CDs- mellow (well, as mellow as Rachael can be) and a rock side.  WORTH the investment.

She's good stuff live. Very personable and talkative. It must have been the venue or something...anyway I'm sure she was drinking bourbon and smoking during the performance. She seemed bigger on stage but when saw her after the gig and said Hi, she was tiny and cute. A recommend artist.
I like this.  The wife is a big Rachel Yamagata fan.  I should get her this, you know, as a gift...  that way I can burn it and keep it for myself.
 tryallmusic wrote:
I really like this. Can anybody tell me if the rest of the album is any good?
 

...yep, the first disc is album-length slow and somber pieces, the second disc EP-length harder, faster tracks like this one...
I really like this. Can anybody tell me if the rest of the album is any good?
Sounds like the Pierces.
too many lyrics squeezed into a small space
This chick's got it down

Love this song!
And, following Hoodoo Gurus is just icing on the cake. Yum. Loves me my Rachael Yamagata.... {#Dancingbanana_2}
OMG - I have this CD!!!!!  A friend sent it to me, and I listened to it once and it got lost in the chaos that is my bedroom. Gonna have to dig it out, because I'm betting there are a LOT of other good songs on it (it's a double CD, I think.)
I like the hard driving pulse of her music.
Love it!
Rachel Yamagata
Nice!
RP, kudos for an absolutely awesome 1+ hour set that hit a crescendo with the Neil Young and then was finished nicely by the Shirely Basey.

Starting at about 9:28pm:

KD Lang - ?
Robbie Robertson - Unbound
Marvin Gaye - Trouble Man
Dougie MacLean - Ready For the Storm
Anoua Brahem - Stopover at Djibouti
Madelein Peyroux - Instead
Angelo Badalamenti - Dance of The Dream Man
Paolo Nutini - High Hopes
John Hiatt - True Believer
Jeff Beck - Cause We've Ended As Lovers
Sarah McLachlan - Possession
Neil Young - Like a Hurricane
Rachael Yamagata - Accident
Propeller Heads - History Repeating (w/ Shirley Bassey)

I so look forward to coming home from work and getting to turn on RP — Pure joy!!!


Jelani, how is that "land of the vague?"  From your post, it seems downright obscure there!  Oh, just having some fun....

 
Jelani wrote:


 




 There's something extremely sexy about the Explicit Lyrics warning, the bangs and innocent looking dress.
This cut cooks.....secondly, and of lesser importance of course, she's hot.


The opening could be the Black Rebel Motorcycle Club.

@daveinVA:  yup. 
Rockin' political consciousness.
This is to teeny-bop'erish for me.I thought it was the Pierces at first...

I hear Concrete Blonde in there...{#Think}
No me gusta!.

 m.
That was very cool
 annersjen wrote:
I assume she's a big fan of the Pretenders
 

Because of how she sounds, or because of how she looks? In this cover she looks like Linda Ronstadt (in her young skinny cute years). Google pics show she could easily be Liv Tyler's sister (the one that got all the talent, obviously, grin)
good seggie from hoodoo gurus
I assume she's a big fan of the Pretenders
yesh!  she can rock and it's nice to hear a little somethin new from her, i agree with all who've said it already.  this is a double album for her and one of them is full of tracks with the 'nice' songs that we're used to hearing from her, and the other, well this one is on the other...you can figure it out.

lovely, lovely woman.  when i saw her live (the day this album dropped) she was tending to her cold with whiskey.  my kind of lady!

 
HarrO wrote:
Wow. Rachael can rock. Who woulda knowd. A great improvement. 7
 


Wow. Rachael can rock. Who woulda knowd. A great improvement. 7
this sounds like those two crappy sisters who tried to do something"good".
 coding_to_music wrote:
New Pink ?
 
They're an nice complement. I've got this beside Stupid Girl in a playlist — smart lyrics and rockin' tunes!

 MJMJ wrote:
Rachael Yamagata Motorcycle Club
 
yeah she should open for Temple of the Creed Jam Pilots.

 Tim_in_N_FL wrote:

she had been tending toward zaftig in some of the images I saw on Google.
 
We like zaftig...more to love. Otherwise, WTF cares?

 Tim_in_N_FL wrote:
  she had been tending toward zaftig in some of the images I saw on Google. 
Oh, please.  {#Rolleyes}
wow......i have to own this right now
Rachael Yamagata Motorcycle Club
 mandolin wrote:


...the final track on teeth sinking into heart repeats the chorus 'don't fuck me in front of me' a dozen or so times...
 
Hey Mandolin,
At least she is easy on the eyes, eh? {#Yes}  Seems her manager(s) (i.e., professional handlers / record label execs) have encouraged her to shed a few pounds as she had been tending toward zaftig in some of the images I saw on Google.  In most of the other photos, she's quite fetching.  I'm growing to like her work and her look.  Nice package...
Cheers,
Tim

New Pink ?
 Tim_in_N_FL wrote:

My guess is there are a few colorful word choices somewhere in her lyrics.  Also, the parental advisory warning helps sell to a certain (younger) segment of the market.  Go figure... {#Rolleyes}
 

...the final track on teeth sinking into heart repeats the chorus 'don't fuck me in front of me' a dozen or so times...
Damn, she makes being smart and incredibly talented look easy!
Jade likes this. And if Jade likes it, God likes it too.
I have a couple of her records.  I like her voice and her choice of material. She seems to suffer from a tendency to under-play her songs in the manner of modern jazz singers.  Diana Kraal is the most prominent example of this, making every performance sound like a first read-through of a new lyric.  Holly Cole used to be accused of excesses of reserve in interpretation and emotion, but Diana has taken the emotional temperature of her delivery down to a few notches above zero K.
Rachel shows promise.  I'll keep listening and look forward to her finding some songs she feels like acting excited about.

 AliGator wrote:

That's not an empire waist.

 
...i stand corrected - still not very fond of it, regardless...
Poe with Garbage?
 trekhead wrote:
z

I liiiike Rachael.
(anyone know what the advisory is all about?)
 
My guess is there are a few colorful word choices somewhere in her lyrics.  Also, the parental advisory warning helps sell to a certain (younger) segment of the market.  Go figure... {#Rolleyes}
{#Drummer}{#Bananajam}{#Dancingbanana}
 mandolin wrote:

...i'm not very fond of empire cut waists...
 

Your loss.
 arserocket wrote:
Bless you Brother Bill
 
No sneeze button for RP?

 mandolin wrote:

...i'm not very fond of empire cut waists...
 
That's not an empire waist.
And this song gives me a Raconteurs vibe.


 jagdriver wrote:
Yeah, this gets it on!



 
...i'm not very fond of empire cut waists...

No one else hears Hot Chip's "Over and Over" in this?


{#Bananapiano}{#Dancingbanana}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Bananajam}{#Bananajumprope}{#Bananasplit}{#Drummer}
Rockin'!  I like it! Good job Bill! Nice set Rebecca!
 nevar23 wrote:
I bought this yesterday after hearing it here. This one has a bit of a Johnette Napolitano flavor that I really like. {#Dancingbanana_2}
 
Yes! It's been bugging me as to who this reminds me of, which is so strange because I'm a huge Concrete Blonde fan.

Bless you Brother Bill
Yeah, this gets it on!



 sirrus wrote:

Dit.
Toe.

 
I had that once. Tinactin cleared it right up.

(sorry)

((I really am enjoying this. The lyrics aren't really making it through my wine fog, but I like Rachael's deep voice.))


I bought this yesterday after hearing it here. This one has a bit of a Johnette Napolitano flavor that I really like. {#Dancingbanana_2}
z

I liiiike Rachael.
(anyone know what the advisory is all about?)
I really like this! She rocks!{#Bananajam}
This is the second song I have heard from Rachael... I am not impressed.
This ought to be followed up with John Prine's 'The Accident'.
 QueenLucia wrote:


I'm getting there.  She is definitely growing on me.
 
Dit.
Toe.

 Papernapkin wrote:
I'm a fan of Rachael.
 

I'm getting there.  She is definitely growing on me.
{#Dancingbanana}
I'm a fan of Rachael.
Hey!  This is much better than the other offering I've heard on RP from this album.  Catchy is the catch word here, it seems.
Liking it!
Catchy right off.