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Doves — Lifelines
Album: Kingdom Of Rust
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Total ratings: 577









Released: 2009
Length: 4:21
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I
Feels like a place I've never been
And I
Feels like a place I've never seen

Oh
Somebody's giving it but I'm not
Somebody's giving it but I'm not
Somebody's giving it a lot of time
Somebody threw you a lifeline

Somebody wakes to the sun in the sky
Others are living with hate in their eyes

Oh
The fires that you made and the earth that you walk
The ground beneath and the words that you talk
The fires that you own and the words that you talk
The ground beneath and the air that we walk
All gone

And yeah
Like pictures of the sun

And yeah
Just like sketches of the sun
The colours run

Somebody's giving it but I'm not
Somebody's giving up the whole lot
Somebody's giving it a long time
Somebody threw me a lifeline

Sometimes it's hard to see things straight
Trying to make sense of a single day
Sometimes you seem to spend your life trying
Well I'm just looking for my lifeline

Fires that you made and the earth that you walk
The ground beneath and the words that you talk
Fires that you own and the words that you talk
The ground beneath and the air that we walk
The air that we walk on
All gone

I
Feels like a place I've never been
Comments (67)add comment
Flat vocals cause instant PSD in this office.  Sorry, fans, no offence.
 Businessgypsy wrote:
Alive and dead simultaneously?


 
Don't look, you'll spoil the magic! 
grammys r sh—!
nice
Bwaaaahahahaaaa!

Pesto- love the lyric interpretations!   


toomanyollys wrote:
There's a misprint in the lyrics, I'm pretty sure the first word (groan?) is "mmmmmmnnnnnaaaaai".

 


 tonypf wrote:

I agree!
 
NYET!
 tonypf wrote:

I agree!

 
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First "serious" listen. Bumped from 7 to 8. Reminds me a little of "Spirit" Twelve Dreams" stuff. Nice!
 cebadores wrote:
прекрасМая Ќузыка Ма все вреЌеМа!

 
I agree!
There's a misprint in the lyrics, I'm pretty sure the first word (groan?) is "mmmmmmnnnnnaaaaai".
 Proclivities wrote:

Why does it matter?  I'm sure these guys don't have to wait tables or paint houses to sustain an income.  Besides, if they were "HUGE", most of their fans wouldn't think they were cool anymore.

 
I really do want the bands I love to be huge.  But more important i want them to deserve it.  Lots of acts are huge and don't deserve it -- that is the problem.
прекрасМая Ќузыка Ма все вреЌеМа!
 westslope wrote:

Much more depth.  I like ColdPlay but doubt I would buy a ColdPlay CD.  I bought this Doves CD and look forward to buying more.

 

Doves have the sophisticated musicians housekeeping seal of approval. hehe  But don't ask me how I know this.

 

Incidentally, if you like the Doves and Porcupine Tree, you then may very easily fall for Elbow.

 
i like this post. i remember years and years ago when i first heard doves on RP. i was instantly hooked. much like with porcupine tree and elbow. i couldn't listen to them daily, but i do like hearing them on RP regularly. 
 Byronape wrote:

I find myself falling into that trap from time to time.  Amy Winehouse, Adele, Blue October, Kings of Leon, Modest Mouse...  all fell victim to their own success for me.  I almost never listen to terrestrial radio anymore, but once someone gets played on commercial radio I lose interest.  Most of the time I find that albums that come after a big commercial success are sub-par, but if I'm going to be honest with myself...  Frankly I like the fact that I can tell people that I listen to music that 95% of Americans have never heard of. 

 
Why not just listen to what you like regardless of anything else? 
 Sasha2001 wrote:


True that Proclivities, but when you look at the groups that compete for, what counts as the most prestigious award in music, and so few of them are creating new or interesting music, its disheartening to think about all the great music that struggles to find an audience that can sustain it.
 
If you are talking about the Grammys, everyone knows they are worthless.  They are not a reflection on great music, just a tasteless music industry wank-fest.
 Proclivities wrote:

Why does it matter?  I'm sure these guys don't have to wait tables or paint houses to sustain an income.  Besides, if they were "HUGE", most of their fans wouldn't think they were cool anymore.
 



True that Proclivities, but when you look at the groups that compete for, what counts as the most prestigious award in music, and so few of them are creating new or interesting music, its disheartening to think about all the great music that struggles to find an audience that can sustain it.
 fredriley wrote:
"Somebody's giving it the pine nuts" - wtf? Maybe this is a song about making pesto...
 
Yup.  Go easy on the olive oil.
"Somebody's giving it the pine nuts" - wtf? Maybe this is a song about making pesto...
 Proclivities wrote:
Besides, if they were "HUGE", most of their fans wouldn't think they were cool anymore.
 
I find myself falling into that trap from time to time.  Amy Winehouse, Adele, Blue October, Kings of Leon, Modest Mouse...  all fell victim to their own success for me.  I almost never listen to terrestrial radio anymore, but once someone gets played on commercial radio I lose interest.  Most of the time I find that albums that come after a big commercial success are sub-par, but if I'm going to be honest with myself...  Frankly I like the fact that I can tell people that I listen to music that 95% of Americans have never heard of. 

I've got a head with wings, a head with wings..........
 lmic wrote:
9 -> 10 Why aren't these guys HUGE?
 
Why does it matter?  I'm sure these guys don't have to wait tables or paint houses to sustain an income.  Besides, if they were "HUGE", most of their fans wouldn't think they were cool anymore.
Nice!
good band, good album!

Bad song!
Wizzuvv_oz wrote:
aristoteles wrote:
Never would dare to compare Coldplay with the Doves...atmosphere is far more interesting in the latter, melodies are usually more appealing in the former.
This post brings to mind Schroedinger's cat.
Alive and dead simultaneously?



Marvellous!!!!!
 Jelani wrote:
That opening "moan" sounded like he just got done with a volley of vomiting after a drinking binge.
 
Hah! I was going to say a fat man falling into a vat of hot donut batter. Fear and pain tinged with a morbid desire.

 Jelani wrote:
That opening "moan" sounded like he just got done with a volley of vomiting after a drinking binge.
 
Maybe he had......maybe he had.

That opening "moan" sounded like he just got done with a volley of vomiting after a drinking binge.
 jagdriver wrote:
I am a huge proponent of the Doves and their new CD, but this track doesn't cut it.
 
OK, I've warmed to it, but still like other tracks on this release better.

I did see an enjoyable concert DVD of them that I rented from Netflix. The DVD UI is not intuitive, but once I figured it out it was a terrific show.
I *like* Doves.
However the intentionally flat singing on this track gives me the heebie-jeebies.

 ortallcowgirl wrote:
First impression, ColdPlay.  But more depth...
 

Much more depth.  I like ColdPlay but doubt I would buy a ColdPlay CD.  I bought this Doves CD and look forward to buying more.

 

Doves have the sophisticated musicians housekeeping seal of approval. hehe  But don't ask me how I know this.

 

Incidentally, if you like the Doves and Porcupine Tree, you then may very easily fall for Elbow.


 lmic wrote:
9 -> 10 Why aren't these guys HUGE?
 
Same reason Porcupine Tree aren't...commercial radio sucks!

 rosedraws wrote:
first listen... I like it...
 
enjoy it while it lasts
 lmic wrote:
9 -> 10 Why aren't these guys HUGE?
 
Uhhh. They are pretty huge. The sell out major NYC music venues like Terminal 5.

9 -> 10 Why aren't these guys HUGE?
First impression, ColdPlay.  But more depth...
By far not their best song, kingdom of rust, spellbound or house of mirrors! this much choice and they pick lifelines... i'm disappointed
first listen... I like it...
 aristoteles wrote:
Never would dare to compare Coldplay with the Doves...atmosphere is far more interesting in the latter, melodies are usually more appealing in the former.
This post brings to mind Schroedinger's cat. 
Not sure there should be a soundtrack at all for The Road. Really seems like any music at all would just be innapropriate. But, this is a good song.
There are several comments here about the lyrics being hard to understand. I was having a hard time hearing some of the words, too, so I looked them up. I now think this song is pretty profound. If it's not going to be in the soundtrack for the upcoming movie The Road, based on Cormac McCarthy's book, I think it could be.

Well, I - feels like a place I've never been
And, I - feels like a place I've never seen

Oh, somebody's givin' in but I'm not
Somebody's giving it but I'm not
Somebody's giving it a lifetime
Somebody threw you a lifeline

Somebody wakes to the sun in the sky
Others are livin' with hate in their eyes

Oh, the fires that you made and the earth that you walk
The ground beneath and the words that you talk
The fires that we own and the words that we talk
The ground beneath and the earth that we walk
All gone...

And yeah ... there are pictures of the sun
And yeah ... just like sketches of the sun
The color's run

Somebody's givin' in but I'm not
Somebody's giving up a whole lot
Somebody's giving it a long time
Somebody threw me a lifeline
Sometimes it's hard to see things straight
Trying to make sense of a single page
Sometimes you seem to spend your life tryin'
But I'm just looking for my lifeline
The fires that you made and the earth that you walk
The soil beneath and the words that you talk
The fires that we own and the words that we talk
The ground beneath and the earth that we walk
The earth that we walk ... gone
All ... gone

Our - it feels like a place I've never been

Not impressed with their singer...more talking than singing.. {#Ask}
dammit, I've already rated it a 1. can't lower it.
Never would dare to compare Coldplay with the Doves...atmosphere is far more interesting in the latter, melodies are usually more appealing in the former.
Dramatic build. Different sound for these guys, love em.
Album track at best, i find Doves north of England whine a bit hit and miss.
 gutboy wrote:
{#Puke}
 
Even more wonderful........
{#Puke}
{#Lol}
I'm with you, excellent album.  The production is great, good songcraft, good playing.  Very inspired and inspiring.

 westslope wrote:

Downloaded the entire CD thanks to air-miles.

Yes, this track is weaker but overall the CD rocks!

 

If this is "weak" I'm happy!  


 


Every time I hear it, I swear he's saying "somebody (unintelligible mumble) blah blah."
The blah blah is unmistakable.

As I posted in another Doves song comment, Doves were around before Coldplay - so isn't coldplay a Doves copycat and not the other way around?
you go, chris martin!
I have recently discovered the Dove's other albums and find them to be amazing. It would not surprise me if Coldplay were influenced by them. Not to disparage Coldplay. But rather, if you listen to other songs int he Doves' repertoir, Coldplay's newer stuff is uncanny in its similarity.
I like the Doves, but I like the Eagles more...{#Roflol}

 KevinM wrote:

Don't know what the hell you are listening to, these guys are far and away better that poor excuse for a band coldplay.
 

i'm of the opinion that both suck.  but hey, that's just me

Downloaded the entire CD thanks to air-miles.

Yes, this track is weaker but overall the CD rocks!

 

If this is "weak" I'm happy!  


 jagdriver wrote:
I am a huge proponent of the Doves and their new CD, but this track doesn't cut it.
 
Same, and agreed

The Doves are awesome. I refuse to compare them to anyone else. They are "The Doves." Thank you.
I hear the similarities between Coldplay and the Doves but have to agree with others that the Doves are far more interesting.
 wrangler wrote:
i have the same thought whenever i hear these guys: "coldplay with guitars"
and that is not a good thing.......
 
For me Coldplay is Doves without a soul.

I am liking what I hear from this CD so far.

 wrangler wrote:
i have the same thought whenever i hear these guys: "coldplay with guitars"
and that is not a good thing.......
 
Don't know what the hell you are listening to, these guys are far and away better that poor excuse for a band coldplay.


i have the same thought whenever i hear these guys: "coldplay with guitars"
and that is not a good thing.......
I am a huge proponent of the Doves and their new CD, but this track doesn't cut it.
going to see them May.....
I like it. Very strong.
First! Woot!