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Cracker — Sunrise In The Land Of Milk And Honey
Album: Sunrise In The Land Of Milk And Honey
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Released: 2009
Length: 3:22
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Well sunrise in the land of the pharaohs
I see my broken arrows
Scattered 'cross the plain.
Well sunrise on the river in the city
I'm feeling pretty shitty
In the wreckage of my life.
So if you want to live;
Let's live together
In bows and feathers.
And find my decadence
And if you want to dare
Well we can take that long road
Cause dying is easy,
It's living that's hard.

Well sunrise in the land of milk and honey

She says "My little bunny
Is this all that there is?"
Well sunrise in the land of southern idols
Lines and hotel bibles
And fallen debutantes
So if you want to see what's in the shadows:
The burning meadows
Of our apocalypse
I dream of fallow fields
I dream of winter
Cause dying is easy,
It's living that's hard.
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That's what Cher  said.TerryS wrote:
Nothing worse than crackers in bed.
 

sounds very much like feeder.....great sound. :)
I wonder why
Berkeley to Bakersfield

isn't played on RP.
Almond Grove

on that particular album
is purely godlike,
the rest is 7 at the least.
Dang, this rocks so hard then it's over. Way too soon.
Segue from Vivaldi to Cracker ... just spectacular! Sweet jesus
 bc wrote:


Yeah...  Bill, you can't just drop that nugget without explanation.   Do tell!
 
I had an email discussion about artist royalties with the good Dr. Lowrey and he tagged me with the label "blood sucking capitalist". 

Don't get me wrong. I'm very much in favor of artists getting paid - and paying the licensing agencies is by far our largest monthly budget item - but I guess I failed to toe his party line quite well enough. 

Oh well. He's not the only one of my favorite songwriters I wouldn't want over for dinner. 
well that's it...Vivaldi and a Cracker, what a snack!
I never knew too much about this band except for "Low", but I have absolutely LOVED every song of theirs that Bill plays.
Florida Cracker...no apologies..just where my folks decided to homestead
 vstg005 wrote:
Well you're our favorite blood-sucking capitalist, Bill :)
 

Yeah...  Bill, you can't just drop that nugget without explanation.   Do tell!
 TerryS wrote:
Nothing worse than crackers in bed.
 

Then  get up. 
Wait "blood sucking capitalist", Bill? What?!
Well you're our favorite blood-sucking capitalist, Bill :)
 TerryS wrote:
Nothing worse than crackers in bed.
 

Except for glitter in your bed, perhaps.  Depending on who finds it.
{#Devil_pimp}zesty indeed !
 coloradojohn wrote:
Man, can guitar get any crunchier than this? Can vocals possibly be more invectively inflected than these? A deceptively genius jam!

 
Well said.  You are obviously a scholar and gentleman.
Man, can guitar get any crunchier than this? Can vocals possibly be more invectively inflected than these? A deceptively genius jam!
Pretty good song after the nice one My Morning Jacket!
Nothing worse than crackers in bed.
Must be late Friday afternoon. Last few tunes have been quite upbeat..... {#Bananajam}
There is something about THIS SONG, TURNED WAY UP AS LOUD AS IT GOES! and hell yes, if you EVER get the chance, SEE CRACKER LIVE; nothing on Earth quite like it!  Wanna die and go to Rock n Roll Heaven?  Go and stand in front of Johnny Hickman, and drink and chat with him after the show!  Go, Johnny, go!  HELL YEAH we're glad he calls the big Front Range his Rocking Mountain home!
Wot?
 vandal wrote:

I think I'm going to pass out - I found a Stingray post with which I agree. . . 

{#Shifty}

 

We could marry and adopt a Russian baby. There is so much to agree on with me!

I hold you "accountant", wild Vandal-boy!


8 > 9

Still one of the best LIVE-BANDS - with a big collection of incredible songs!

10 for CRACKER - always!


I wish Bill had the same Jones for the Jayhawks as he does for Cracker.
 olivertwist wrote:

What a bizarre place for a concert! In "This Is Spinal Tap," you know the band has fallen on hard times when they're booked at an amusement park, but a crepe restaurant is about as low profile as you can get. I'm sure they'll put on a good show and the audience can order some delicious crepes while the band plays.

 

The Crepe Place is one of the venues that CvB played at regularly back in the early '80s when they were local faves in Santa Cruz. A cool — albiet small — joint, and no doubt a nostaligia booking for the band.
 siandbeth wrote:
Camper Van Beethoven is playing two sold out shows at The Crepe Place in Santa Cruz - tickets went like hot cakes. Or crepes. Sad to be missing the show, I think their music area fits about 50 people... 


What a bizarre place for a concert! In "This Is Spinal Tap," you know the band has fallen on hard times when they're booked at an amusement park, but a crepe restaurant is about as low profile as you can get. I'm sure they'll put on a good show and the audience can order some delicious crepes while the band plays.

Camper Van Beethoven is playing two sold out shows at The Crepe Place in Santa Cruz - tickets went like hot cakes. Or crepes. Sad to be missing the show, I think their music area fits about 50 people...
I'm with YOU, Bill...
"THAT one kinda — really ROCKS OUT there, doesn't it?"
Yup.  And Cracker is one cool band that never ceases to amaze me.  Glad to hear them on RP!
Great guitar line in this song. {#Bananajam}This is probably the only Cracker album that I don't own. Looks like I need to rectify that.
 Stingray wrote:
CRACKER is fantastic!

REAL GUYS WITH REAL MUSIC - no bullshit(ers), no attitude, no nose-up!
ALL (!) ALBUMS WORTH BUYING!!!
(for those who know about and like real well-made Rock)
 
I think I'm going to pass out - I found a Stingray post with which I agree. . . 

{#Shifty}

 drews wrote:
oasis without the parkas
 
And a third of the pretentiousness.

this is great!
Noise.
 bobcat1963 wrote:
gewoon een heel erg lekker plaatje!!!!
{#Bananajam}
 

what he said
Boy - there are a lot of Cracker songs in the RP library!  The more I hear of them, the more I like them (and yes, I know I say that repeatedly, but it's true!) {#Sunny}  I fear I shall have to sell some property to get enough money to buy all the CDs I want.  Cool that RP has already provided me with a shopping list! {#Daisy}
I like Cracker, wish you would play some of their good songs, not this one please.
oasis without the parkas
 a_genuine_find wrote:
{#Music} Can someone with a more astute ear hear the missing lyric  ??

So if you want to see what's in the shadows
about burning meadows
or fall Apocalypse
I dream of ????????
I dream of winter


 
I dream of fallow fields

<3 this song
{#Daisy}
It makes me smile!
 clementinerocks wrote:
At last.
 
I like Cracker even more than I like Bill saying "That's Cracker on Radio Paradise" after he plays them!

At last.

annoying  


boy, this sure gets played enough!  I'm starting to hear it in my sleep!!!  variety is the spice of life!!!!
 BowTieDad wrote:
rather boring band imho
 
Ditto that.


 gandalfbmg wrote:


or fallow fields?
 

that makes sense, thanks!
 Bachka wrote:

He dreams of Other Fields (might be?)

 

or fallow fields?
This song rocks!!!!!
CRACKER is fantastic!

REAL GUYS WITH REAL MUSIC - no bullshit(ers), no attitude, no nose-up!
ALL (!) ALBUMS WORTH BUYING!!!
(for those who know about and like real well-made Rock)
I love Cracker and all of their songs and also Camper.
Play other Cracker songs......
gewoon een heel erg lekker plaatje!!!!
{#Bananajam}
 a_genuine_find wrote:
{#Music} Can someone with a more astute ear hear the missing lyric  ??

So if you want to see what's in the shadows
about burning meadows
or fall Apocalypse
I dream of ????????
I dream of winter


 
He dreams of Other Fields (might be?)

Great lyrics and rock-a-licious tune.
Definitely growing on me since my fist listen.
One of the rockingest opening blasts of music ever.  Rest of song is pretty good to.
 Wizzuvv_oz wrote:
Cool song _for sure_  but pretty hardcore lyrics
 
Yeah, real romantic, eh?

So if you wanna live
Let's live together


Who could say no to that proposal? LOL It's downright goth.

if photoshop was what was used.

 
stevendejong wrote:
The cover of this CD qualifies quite impressively for Photoshop Disasters... ouch.
 

Nice!!
The cover of this CD qualifies quite impressively for Photoshop Disasters... ouch.

Land of milk and honey = Israel
Land of the Pharaohs = Egypt

Are they travelling in the Middle East, or just confused?

{#Music} Can someone with a more astute ear hear the missing lyric  ??

So if you want to see what's in the shadows
about burning meadows
or fall Apocalypse
I dream of ????????
I dream of winter


 admissiblecycle wrote:
hate this song. 
 
Love this song.

Mind you - I understand how polarising Cracker can be. I think this album is great. Simple, fun, direct - it makes me smile on every listen. On the other hand, my partner thinks it is 'boys rock' and she is very dismissive of it. Hey ho. . . 
sounds like Nine Black Alps
hate this song. 
INCREDIBLY GOOD!

They played a crowd of 50 (!) fans,
(shame on you, Cologne!!)
and gave EVERYTHING!

FANTASTIC BAND - GREAT GUYS!

PS
Some say "Cracker's back" 
Cracker was NEVER gone!
But always exellent!


Bill said it's not quite winter yet.  -20ºF at my house this morning.  Definately ain't anything but winter here.

Well sunrise in the land of milk and honey
she says my little bunny
is this all that there is? 

home icon
Well sunrise in the land of southern idols
Lines and hotel bibles
and fallen debutantes 

church van at adult bookstore
So if you want to see what's in the shadows
about burning meadows
or fall Apocalypse
I dream of ?
I dream of winter 


Cause dying is easy
It's living that's hard




I kinda liked it.  It kind of reminded me a bit of the Dandy Warhols, Bohemian Like You, though not as good of course.

 BowTieDad wrote:
rather boring band imho
 
^WHS^
 BowTieDad wrote:
rather boring band imho
 
I have to agree with you on that.
rather boring band imho
Sounds very Graham Parkery to me.

That's a very good thing.
that violent riff is shocking
My little Budgie loves to sing along w/this song. He is totally awake and jabbering! But you should hear him sing along to the Dead or Radiohead. Just like his mama, they are our rockblood.


It's wake up time..

{#Beat}
 jagdriver wrote:
Simplistic, I'd say, but at least it rocks.
 
I'd say that it's a 'nad grabber!

 Dave_Mack wrote:

Because they are Cracker.  It's their shadow, you see.  Works for me

Good rocker, with a little bit of "She's Only Happy When It Rains" in there.

 

I logged on to see if anyone else heard that.  More Garbage, please?

 aelfheld wrote:
You know, they're just not very good.
 
Say what?
You know, they're just not very good.
Simplistic, I'd say, but at least it rocks.
I have to say that the songs from this album are not growing on me the way I hoped they would.

6 for now, with even a bit of cracker bonus thrown in.
 apd wrote:
Nice album cover, until I noticed the shadow. What is that even supposed to be? How would the word "Cracker" cast a shadow at their feet with the sun behind their heads?
PhotoShop is like Spiderman - with great power comes great responsibility.

 
Because they are Cracker.  It's their shadow, you see.  Works for me

Good rocker, with a little bit of "She's Only Happy When It Rains" in there.

Nice album cover, until I noticed the shadow. What is that even supposed to be? How would the word "Cracker" cast a shadow at their feet with the sun behind their heads?
PhotoShop is like Spiderman - with great power comes great responsibility.

Alright dammit!  I'll make sure that I purchase through radio paradises links!
 zenhead wrote:
never been a cracker fan before (unless there's cheese involved) but this is a finger-snapper.
 
You mean "music to break fingers by?" {#Ask}

 Al_Koholic wrote:

Me 3
 

Me 4.
never been a cracker fan before (unless there's cheese involved) but this is a finger-snapper.
 fatcatjb wrote:
me too

 
zipper wrote:
Love it a little more every time I hear it.
 


 


Me 3
 fatcatjb wrote:
me too

 
zipper wrote:
Love it a little more every time I hear it.
 
 
Add me to the list! {#Clap}
me too

 
zipper wrote:
Love it a little more every time I hear it.
 


 paulpaar wrote:
Smelly like t red stains in a girls toilet, 1.1
Oh good, the 10-year-old demographic is finally being represented on RP.
Smelly like t red stains in a girls toilet, 1.1
It's vaary nice!  {#War}   {#Cheers}
I am wearing this disk out.  Heavy rotation.  Really not a bad one in the bunch I think.
Cause I'm feeling so Bohemian,
Like you
 denmom wrote:


What was shocking?  I don't know the song and am curious.
 

https://www.songmeanings.net/songs/view/3530822107858776995/
 Wizzuvv_oz wrote:

me too!  it's on HEAVY rotation (on my desk as we speak)
Gotta say, "yalla yalla" was a bit of a shocker.  Cool song _for sure_  but pretty hardcore lyrics
 

What was shocking?  I don't know the song and am curious.
 romeotuma wrote:


no comment...
 

You just did
Best track on a great new album

These guys rock!!!
Wow, new Cracker!  I like it.  Didn't even know they were still around.
F*ck me, but this song ROCKS!! Volume up to 11. Folk in the office below me must think there's a hippo pogoing above them. 8 from the Nottingham jury.
 daveesh wrote:
just got this album the other day... love it.
 
me too!  it's on HEAVY rotation (on my desk as we speak)
Gotta say, "yalla yalla" was a bit of a shocker.  Cool song _for sure_  but pretty hardcore lyrics


just got this album the other day... love it.
Love it a little more every time I hear it.
 deepwoodskev wrote:
This new album is fantastic! Harkens back to early Cracker.
 
every song I've heard from it continues to grow on me (this one 7-to-8).  I never was a big giant fan of Cracker but I am becoming one.


I can hear why some might like this, but sadly, for me it grates like fingernails on a chalkboard.  Eeeeeeeeeee.....
Can't wait to hear the rest of the album, with Paterson Hood and John Doe as guests it has to rock.


no comment...


New Cracker eh? Not bad. I'll have to hear it again to rate it.
representing virginia! {#Cowboy}

This new album is fantastic! Harkens back to early Cracker.