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Rachael Yamagata — Pause The Tragic Ending
Album: Elephants...Teeth Sinking Into Heart
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Released: 2008
Length: 4:38
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Draw me under
Cut me open
Take my heart
I give it to you
Hear the thunder
Hold me close
I beg of you

And pause the tragic ending
For just a moment more
Draw the dresser out
And slide it to the door

Take the air out of the room
Close the curtain
And kill the lights

Only seconds
Left to tell you
How I need you
Every night

Pause the tragic ending
For I'm almost out of breath
Whisper in my ear
Take a bite out of my neck

I'd give you blood if that's what you need
To stay with me
You'll be free
And I will die

Sing a song
For they all want to see
How it ends
Bring her along
She can stitch you as you mend
Bury me deep
Lest I travel you again

The tragic ending
Never ends

Do you love me?
You love me
I can feel it in my bones

In dreams you are swimming
Swimming naked out

Take the bottle
Out to sea
Back for good
You hurt her dear
Get a,
It chases me
I don't know that I am here

In this tragic ending
Where we've all those things to say
Wash the sheets
And clear your head
You'll be OK

Bury me deep down
In every song you play

The tragic ending
The tragic ending
The tragic ending
Saves the day
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I though RP was up the creek and two tracks were playing at one.  Not so, so Skip.
Lyrics posted are definitely off. I just listened while reading these, they seem correct:

Draw me under, cut me open
Take my heart, I give it to you
Call the thunder and bring the storm
Hold me close, I beg of you

And pause the tragic ending
For just a moment more
Draw the dresser out
And slide it to the door

And burn the air out of the room
Close the curtain and kill the lights
Only seconds left to tell you
How I'll need you every night

And pause the tragic ending
For I'm almost out of breath
Whisper in my ear
Take a bite up on my neck
I'll give you blood
If that's what you need to stay alive
You'll be free and I will die

You've fallen down broken, no sense
No sense, hey, no sense, hey
You've fallen down broken, no sense
No sense, hey, no sense, hey
You've fallen down broken, no sense
No sense, hey, no sense

Throw the ashes out to sea
And God forbid you hurt her twice
Drink away the taste of me
And in the morning, pay the price

Oh, this tragic ending
Running out of things to say
Wash the sheets and clear your head, you'll be okay
But bury me deep down in every song you play

The tragic ending
A tragic ending
A tragic ending
Saves the day
Bill, I see what you did there lol
The album photo reminds me of a young Linda Ronstadt.
I
Don't
Get
It.

Just misses for some reason. Got all the stuff, but no resonance.
Nice! I like it when she does that very breathy thing with her voice (way better than when Ray LaMontagne does it, that's for sure), too.
pause the tragic tripping over itself thingy..  {#Eek}
Ik hear Tom Waits in this. Excellent
I need to hear it again. For now though, I don't get it.
This is a great album. She is a much better song writer than she gives herself credit for.
Interesting, I've always liked this song but had never noticed until now that the lyrics are vampiric.  Maybe it just popped out at me today because I watched a True Blood marathon last night....  And now logging in to post this I see 4merdj has a photo of "Jessica" posted below....  ok, duh!  {#Cheers}


Her voice and tone reminds me tons of Patricia Barber, jazz pianist and singer, especially on the second´s amazing track "If I were Blue" form her album Verse I think. I enjoy what I have heard from Yamagata here on paradise.
 Cynaera wrote:

Calypsus_1's first language is not English! Sometimes, the love of music forces a person to communicate thoughts and ideas by whatever way might get the point across. I don't know if Calypsus_1 is male or female, but I do know that he/she has a love of music. Stop poking fun at something you don't understand, and try to dig down and grasp the concept. And remember that not only English-speaking people frequent these boards!

Thank you.

 
That is what i often said: lot of people here, their language is not english! Would be nice, more users would respect that!

TB
 SweTex wrote:


"Watercolor voice"...I like that! {#Smile}
 

Likewise - the song is okay -   (I'll take her voice over the previous James McMurty anyday) - a little Fiona Apple-like.
 Netto wrote:
nice, watercolor voice :)
 

"Watercolor voice"...I like that! {#Smile}
 inindian wrote:
calypsus_1 wrote:
this music until could be considered good, but if boarded aesthetic and maked of another form, thus, hmmm. ...it is a confusion, a mixture of everything and nothing....and about the register of voice Ms. Rachael Yamagata, exists courses of perfectioning and trainings of voice....and next time, care with the teams production of the disc.

** 3  /  4**

jagdriver wrote:
Mean is what this?

Yeah, what? Too many pills and too much Bourbon!
 
 
Calypsus_1's first language is not English! Sometimes, the love of music forces a person to communicate thoughts and ideas by whatever way might get the point across. I don't know if Calypsus_1 is male or female, but I do know that he/she has a love of music. Stop poking fun at something you don't understand, and try to dig down and grasp the concept. And remember that not only English-speaking people frequent these boards!

Thank you.


All I hear is Cowboy Junkies' Basquiat... 
I hear many of the same instrumental elements that Tom Waits uses. Love that Marimba!
I hear shades of Fiona Apple and Beth Orton in Rachael's voice. Good stuff!

This is the first time I've heard of Yacht-Rock, but perhaps we're guilty.  We have a different definition, though:  My "mate" and I frequently anchor our Katrina-salvaged yacht in a small cut off the Tchefuncte River, near Madisonville, which is on the northshore of New Orleans.  We listen (loudly) to RP, to XM Chill and what used to be XM Cafe and is now "Spectrum."  It's an eclectic mix of Indy, Reggae, dance hip-hop, up-beat New Age and current non-pop rock.  We have a decent sound system on the boat and others moored nearby - including the "Twenty-Somethings" - have told us they really enjoy what we 're listening to.  We've never heard the Doobie Brothers on these outings, although the Doobies have done some nice stuff about our area.  Nevertheless, we "yacht-rockers" have moved on.  {#Cheers}


conglif wrote:
On first hearing, this strikes me as kinda cool. The music is not "Yacht-rock," but the mix on it has got an almost "Yacht-rock" studio treatment without it sounding contrived and sterile.

I look forward to hearing it again.

MaryM wrote:
What is "Yacht-Rock"?

inindian wrote:

mid-70s to mid-80s pop-rock like The Doobie Bros esp the stuff related to that Yacht Rock show! But I'm not getting the "treatment" connection with this!


nice, watercolor voice :)
Nice song!!{#Cool}
 conglif wrote:
On first hearing, this strikes me as kinda cool. The music is not "Yacht-rock," but the mix on it has got an almost "Yacht-rock" studio treatment without it sounding contrived and sterile.

I look forward to hearing it again.

 
What is "Yacht-Rock"?

On first hearing, this strikes me as kinda cool. The music is not "Yacht-rock," but the mix on it has got an almost "Yacht-rock" studio treatment without it sounding contrived and sterile.

I look forward to hearing it again.

I bought this album and was really disappointed because all the songs are slow and depressing. I even bought tix to her concert and now I'm second guessing that decision. I do want to like her.....

Edit: skipped her concert because she was going on stage at 11pm and was going to be a 1 hour drive.  I love her voice.  Disc 2 of this album has 6 songs, all of which are more upbeat.  I just can't listen to an entire disc of downers. Maybe when I was 16 years old LOL
calypsus_1 wrote:
this music until could be considered good, but if boarded aesthetic and maked of another form, thus, hmmm. ...it is a confusion, a mixture of everything and nothing....and about the register of voice Ms. Rachael Yamagata, exists courses of perfectioning and trainings of voice....and next time, care with the teams production of the disc.

** 3  /  4**

jagdriver wrote:
Mean is what this?

Yeah, what? Too many pills and too much Bourbon!
 


Pause The TRAGIC Ending

Says it all really.
{#Stop}
 HarrO wrote:
"Sidedish Friend" is still the best one I've heard off this album so far on RP.
 
Promising young talent and easy on the eyes to boot. I'm enjoying getting to know her work on RP.  Thanks Bill.

5 / 6 to start...{#Heartkiss}
 calypsus_1 wrote:

this music until could be considered good, but if boarded aesthetic and maked of another form, thus, hmmm. ...it is a confusion, a mixture of everything and nothing....and about the register of voice Ms. Rachael Yamagata, exists courses of perfectioning and trainings of voice….and next time, care with the teams production of the disc.

** 3  /  4**

 

Mean is what this?
{#Wall}

{#Puke}  {#Puke}
...babelfish?..

 

this music until could be considered good, but if boarded aesthetic and maked of another form, thus, hmmm. ...it is a confusion, a mixture of everything and nothing....and about the register of voice Ms. Rachael Yamagata, exists courses of perfectioning and trainings of voice….and next time, care with the teams production of the disc.

** 3  /  4**




The only tragic thing that needs to be paused is this awful song.
"Sidedish Friend" is still the best one I've heard off this album so far on RP.
Nice!
Uneven.
Glad to see she's got a new release out - I've been waiting for a long time!