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Eels — All The Beautiful Things
Album: Hombre Lobo
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Total ratings: 462









Released: 2009
Length: 2:19
Plays (last 30 days): 0
Everyday I wake up and wonder why
I'm alone when I know I'm a lovely guy
Birds come down from skies so blue
See all the beautiful things you do
Why can't I just get with you?

Every night I carry out my plan
Pray to God that one day I could be your man
Birds come down from skies so blue
See all the beautiful things you do
Why can't I just get with

You'd be my only friend in the world
Or you could just be my girl

And if I do run away from this life
There won't be much for me in the afterlife
Although I know that you don't even care
I'd rather stay in a world where
Birds come down from skies so blue
See all the beautiful things you do
Why can't I just get with you?

Ooh
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New Eels out today, looking forward to see what E has been up to
 stalfnzo wrote:
E's songs touch me deeply. He's been through so much, and he pours that into his music 

 
THIS.  Oh man, this.
E's songs touch me deeply. He's been through so much, and he pours that into his music 
laid back
All songs sound exactly the same.. Boring stuff. I liked them in the 90's. 
 unclehud wrote:
4) Why aren't these songs on commercial radio?  They have tremendous potential to turn into overplayed pablum.
 
I don't think anyone here would consider that a compliment.
I was about to "ho hum" this one but realized that I've already done it once. That's a good sign that I HATE this song.
 gypsyman wrote:

I have come to appreciate a lot of things, including Eels.

I just don't think jellied eels will ever be on the list.

Have you ever caught one? I did, and it was trying to get away so badly it wrapped itself around my fishing pole and pulled so hard it popped the hook through its own head, leaving a huge gaping hole, becoming an immediately dead eel.

 


I have to admire your storytelling ability! Although the visual was unwanted, your prose conveyed it compellingly. I don't think I want to try fishing for eels, ever, after reading that! EEW!

 ozzie1313 wrote:
Reminds me of the Ron Wood/Pete Townshend album Rough Mix, which you never play.
 
Yeah, why is that Bill?  Nothing good (ahem) on it?  
 
woops, Ron Lane, not Wood, had to think, pretty old but great album
Reminds me of the Ron Wood/Pete Townshend album Rough Mix, which you never play.
I bought a bunch of Eels CDs (through RP Links) based on listening here.  Agree with several earlier comments, and offer a couple of, perhaps, original comments.

1) Not everybody will get this music, but that applies to every kind of music.
2) E's music is a lot of "sweet little ditties", but they're pretty good sweet little ditties.
3) Lots of Eels tunes in movies, perhaps because of comment 2.
4) Why aren't these songs on commercial radio?  They have tremendous potential to turn into overplayed pablum.

Thanks for your time.

Cat Stevens - Here Comes My Baby? {#Think}
 fredriley wrote:
Eels should be eaten and not heard.
Two men enjoy jellied eels in a Whitechapel street on a Sunday morning.
 
I have come to appreciate a lot of things, including Eels.

I just don't think jellied eels will ever be on the list.

Have you ever caught one? I did, and it was trying to get away so badly it wrapped itself around my fishing pole and pulled so hard it popped the hook through its own head, leaving a huge gaping hole, becoming an immediately dead eel.

Ahh diddums. you poor thing, get a life....
eww
Nice little ditty. Which, however, stands for about 3/4 of the Eels' oeuvre.

I enjoyed this tune.
"Why can't I get with you?" Because based on your lyrics, every friend she has is telling her "RUN THE OTHER WAY!!!" almost as loudly as when the guy from Passenger asked her out. Sheesh. {#Hand}
How about kicking the setlist in the ass. It's Friday!
Eels should be eaten and not heard.
Two men enjoy jellied eels in a Whitechapel street on a Sunday morning.
 Decoy wrote:

it's mostly Mr E... Mark Everett  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Oliver_Everett love the feelings that come through the songs that he does.  Also his dad had some interesting theories about your universe.
 
I had to look up Hugh's wiki page to see what you meant by 'your' universe.  Well played...

I like it more and more 8 > 9
 Diego21 wrote:


I believe Eels is just the name of the performer, not a band.
 
it's mostly Mr E... Mark Everett  https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Mark_Oliver_Everett love the feelings that come through the songs that he does.  Also his dad had some interesting theories about your universe.


 bluedot wrote:

me neither,  i don't get them.  i even saw them once and i still didn't get it.

my friends like them tho, so i'll chill on the ad hominems.

 

I believe Eels is just the name of the performer, not a band.
 TimeWaster wrote:


What about a brilliant absent-minded dad?
 
Ummm...

Sorry, what was the question? 
 TimeWaster wrote:
What about a brilliant absent-minded dad?
  Sorry, I couldn't resist . . .
 

Ha, this is a fitting song for my current state...  Seems like Eels have a song for just about everything
 jkhandy wrote:
If you grew up with an absent brilliant minded dad, then you "get" the Eels.

 

What about a brilliant absent-minded dad?
If you grew up with an absent brilliant minded dad, then you "get" the Eels.

 gjeeg wrote:
Sweet song that captures it, man.
Longing, wanting, desire, need.
 

Agree. Word by word
Sounds a lot like the song Adam Sandler plays on the Jet to Vegas at the end of The Wedding Singer.
Sweet song that captures it, man.
Longing, wanting, desire, need.
 peter_james_bond wrote:

Too much beard, here's J P below:

J P
Isn't this that new hip hop dude?
 


 j7 wrote:
I do not and will not get the Eels.
What a sap.
 
me neither,  i don't get them.  i even saw them once and i still didn't get it.

my friends like them tho, so i'll chill on the ad hominems.

Such sweet sadness. 8 for the poetry alone.
I do not and will not get the Eels.
What a sap.
 keller1 wrote:

Sure it's all one song, but it's a pretty one, isn't it?


 
{#Yes} Lovely.
 kvmrdj wrote:
So great to hear new Eels.  Big fan of Mark Oliver Everett, aka "E". 
 

Like, hey!  E!  The Entourage guy ... !

{just kidding ...}

Sure it's all one song, but it's a pretty one, isn't it?


Horace Whip this is your life. Go out find yourself a wife
 justlistening wrote:
Hey is that the reinvented Joaquin Phoenix on the cover??!!!
 
Too much beard, here's J P below:

J P

I like it more as it goes on...a sweet tune for a sad story.
boring song......
Sad song.
Hey is that the reinvented Joaquin Phoenix on the cover??!!!

Nice enough, but the Eels need to rock out once in awhile.....
1...I'm not gonna count, sorry.
Rock on with the beard!
I didn't realize they'd put out a new album!  I'm excited!
So great to hear new Eels.  Big fan of Mark Oliver Everett, aka "E". 

First.  I gave it a 6.