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Oi Va Voi — I Know What You Are
Album: Travelling The Face Of The Globe
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Released: 2009
Length: 3:02
Plays (last 30 days): 1
I look up at the sun rising
I know what you are
The shadows you cast on the lonely horizon
I know what you are

You can't fool me
I've seen what you'll be
I know what you are
Lord knows I know
You put on the good show
I know what you are

I looked in the glass your reflection escaped me
I know what you are
You lend me your own with the blindfold
Now I see
I know what you are

You can't fool me
I've seen what you'll be
I know what you are
Lord knows I know
You put on the good show
I know what you are

You can't fool me
I've seen what you'd be
I know what you are
Lord knows I know
You reap what you saw
I know what you are

I ever knew...
I ever know...

I look up at the sun rising
Shadows cast on the horizon
I look up at the sun rising
I know what you are
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Who is the singer on this track? Bridgette Amofah? Awesome voice!
Jewish tears
I lurve this song.  Thanks RP.

Mary Hopkins grooved this track in 68.

Those were the days my friend


 adamdbenson wrote:


 

seems you're on repeat as well...
No, sweetheart, you have no idea what I am.  No idea.  But I like your song.
Jewish Klesmer and base by way of London?
Love this song. Fascinating blend of influences.
 adamdbenson wrote:
Seems Bill has it on replay. The same set is playing. Even the U2 piece.

 
Felix_The_Cat wrote: 
 


Seems Bill has it on replay. The same set is playing.

 
Felix_The_Cat wrote: 


I know what you are, and I'm not impressed...

.oi va voi by ~caspell
Ms. Can Su Boguslu   ©2007-2010 ~caspell

pek harika grup istanbul'daydı.



{#Cheers} so good for the ears...{#Kiss}
 Felix_The_Cat wrote: 
and then later....U2- BAD (Live)!

I love it.  It's god for the ears

Just logged in to express my deep gratitude for this wonderful set!:

Oi Va Voi - I Know What You Are
Hank Dogs - 18 Dogs
Andrew Bird - Not A Robot, But A Ghost
Radiohead - Everything in its Right Place

KUDOS Bill !!!


Not so bad! (mik, Italy)

I just got this CD last night. After the first listen, I am quite impressed.
I  hi hi hi hi am getting tired of this th th th this track

 gatorade wrote:
I could listen to this over and over and over again and not tire of it! Budgie approves also!
 
Just purchased this cd! Play it over and over!
"Oh sweet mystery of life, at last I found you!"

Miss Madelaine's sweet, funny gorgeous, filthy soul too.
This is pretty much my favorite song on RP
 Bone wrote:

'Blazing Saddles'... and fifteen is my limit on Schitzen Gruben!

:)

 
Lily. Lily, Lily, Lily, legs, Lily, Lily... I cannot finds the words to truly express my joy at the rekindling of our association.

I like the song as well!!{#Biggrin}
 pmondo wrote:
i like the Young Frankenstein reference below...Its Twoo It's Twoo  lol
 
'Blazing Saddles'... and fifteen is my limit on Schitzen Gruben!

:)

I could listen to this over and over and over again and not tire of it! Budgie approves also!

Does this song remind anyone else of the scene in The Machinist where Christian Bale's character stares in the mirror and keeps repeating "I know who you are"?

For that reason alone this song gives me chills sometimes.
Wouldn't be a day on Radio Paradise without oi va voi being played.....gotta love that gypsy music.
 midreaming wrote:
7 -> 8 easy, maybe should be more. this stuff raises the blood, feet stomp and long gypsy dresses billow in a slow motion dream. dirty little flames of rock and roll curl all through and around this stuff. Spill the wine my way and turn it up!!
 
That's the spirit! Lots of red imagery in your post...suits the fire in the music.

Is it me, or does this sound like Lady Gaga's horrible "Poker Face?"  (Or maybe some other Lady Gaga song, I can't keep them straight and really don't care to know her body of work.)
Yuck. This song just doesn't get there. Painful to listen to. Album cover just as bad

i like the Young Frankenstein reference below...Its Twoo It's Twoo  lol
Viva klezmer! Also beautiful cover art.
Love this. {#Hearteyes}
Makes me swing in the most unusual way
Oh yes, Lily Von Schtupp...so glad someone else caught that or I would be RAKING my brain right now...

 
Frater_Kork wrote:



Ah yes, the teutonic era Madeline Kahn.
God bless her filthy/gorgeous soul.
 


Hey guys, go to their website and you can download a free song from the new album! It's a good tune too.
This isn't bad, but we have been hearing a LOT of oi va voi these past few weeks.  I could do with a little break.

Ah the voice!  and that rhythmic, pounding beat, every downstroke of the accordion timed perfectly with the caressing downward whipping of the Mistress Von Stern!  Ja Whol!  Ach! Ja Ja Ja!

On sale today exclusively at Herry Doktor Mueller's Sexy Shoppe on the Ku-Damm ....


 07734 wrote:
The guy sounds like the lead singer of Beirut, Zach Condon. We definitely need Beirut on RP! I'm totally amazed he's not on here, frankly. His music is similar to this.
 
Definitely agree.

When this first started, I thought we were going to have some Klezmer action! =P

 flipchurn wrote:
Lily von Schtupp?
 


Ah yes, the teutonic era Madeline Kahn.
God bless her filthy/gorgeous soul.
Caratula del Album "Travelling the face of the globe"wowwwwwwwwwwwW!!
{#Notworthy} Love the way this song builds!
YET ANOTHER  song on RP that starts ordinary, and  builds into a stunner: 8!
This one pulled me out of a trance at work — wow.  I can hear the aforementioned Beirut comparisons; reminds me of old Burlap to Cashmere too.  Great song
The guy sounds like the lead singer of Beirut, Zach Condon. We definitely need Beirut on RP! I'm totally amazed he's not on here, frankly. His music is similar to this.
 wheleroar wrote:
this was such a cool song. I like it a lot.
 
Album's out June 8 (UK)

this was such a cool song. I like it a lot.
 nagsheadlocal wrote:

Hah! I thought that same thing - you beat me to it.

"Coming and going and going and coming - and always too soon."

 

Lead singer is Bridgette Amofah...

https://www.reverbnation.com/oivavoi


 flipchurn wrote:
Lily von Schtupp?
 
Hah! I thought that same thing - you beat me to it.

"Coming and going and going and coming - and always too soon."

 Shamsiel wrote:
First! @@

Voice reminds me of Aguilera, only wierder and better. =) 
 

I can actually hear what you're talking about. Interesting and curious.
Lily von Schtupp?
First! @@

Voice reminds me of Aguilera, only wierder and better. =)