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Great Lake Swimmers — Everything Is Moving So Fast
Album: Lost Channels
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Released: 2009
Length: 4:16
Plays (last 30 days): 2
What sort of pressure and what kind of force
must there have been to drive you here?
Was it uplifting or was it deformed?
Faulting and rifting, you folded.

What does it feel like to fall
in slow motion despite it all?
There's no time to think it through
when we're connected over the blue.

Everything is moving so fast.
I am unlimited.
Everything is moving so fast.
I am unlimited.

What sort of wisdom and what kind of thought
must here have been to scatter you?
So far and random, your heavenly bodies
still see the faint light in your eyes.

What does it feel like to fall
in slow motion despite it all?
There's no time to think it through
when we're connected over the blue.

Everything is moving so fast.
I am unlimited.
Everything is moving so fast.
I am unlimited.
Everything is moving so fast.
I am unlimited.
Everything is moving so fast.
I am unlimited.
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I just realized why I like this song.  It has a "future games" sound to it.  That's a good thing.
 misterbearbaby wrote:

Those are called "mondegreens" The term was inspired by a misinterpretation of the line "They hae slain the Earl o' Moray and laid him on the green," from the Scottish ballad the Bonny Earl of Moray. Countless English schoolchildren sing this as "They have slain the Earl of Moray and Lady Mondegreen." 

My baby is the Queen of the Mondegreen! E.g. Creedence Clearwater Revival's "There's a bathroom on the right." (bad moon on the rise)


 
Oh, that knocked me out of laughing :D
 
 wouldn't ever confess even to knowing such a mondegreen. Although, you could argue, it might qualify as an eggcorn.

  

Proclivities wrote:

I think eggcorns are errors which are vaguely related to the correct term, like "civil ware" instead of "silverware", or "escape goat" instead of "scapegoat".

  
Love to expand my vocabulary  with in-vogue words.  Thanks.
Just a lovely song, regardless of mondegreens (or corneggs, which I've never heard of.)
 Proclivities wrote:

I think eggcorns are errors which are vaguely related to the correct term, like "civil ware" instead of "silverware", or "escape goat" instead of "scapegoat".
 
Yes, and... look closely.
Just...nice.
 gmichaelt wrote:

I wouldn't ever confess even to knowing such a mondegreen. Although, you could argue, it might qualify as an eggcorn.

 
I think eggcorns are errors which are vaguely related to the correct term, like "civil ware" instead of "silverware", or "escape goat" instead of "scapegoat".
 Mari wrote:
love the lyrics!
 
They make a good effort toward putting space-time into perspective. Makes me want an OMT (One More Time) button that would allow listenears to replay a finite number of songs — just for the giggles, finite number. Fixed number, too. We already have 0 cornered, though.
 misterbearbaby wrote:

Those are called "mondegreens" ....

My baby is the Queen of the Mondegreen! E.g. Creedence Clearwater Revival's "There's a bathroom on the right." (bad moon on the rise)

 
I wouldn't ever confess even to knowing such a mondegreen. Although, you could argue, it might qualify as an eggcorn.
 LizK wrote:

Perhaps the song didn't arrive at RP until prior to Oct 11, 2010.  I really should have checked this out before commenting. Everything is so complicated.

 
Not complicated, just moving so fast.
 timmus wrote:
I noticed scrolling through these comments I can reply to people who wrote on Oct 11, 2010, but not before.  What if I want to debate with someone who posted in 2009?

 

              lol - Do you remember what 's.o.l.' stands for, Mr Debater?
 

 BillG wrote:

Not seeing that.  You should be able to reply to any comment. 

 
I don't see that cut-off for replying to song comments on this page, but that has happened to me on other song pages. Perhaps it's down to a glitch as to how a page loads from to time to time...
 timmus wrote:
I noticed scrolling through these comments I can reply to people who wrote on Oct 11, 2010, but not before.  What if I want to debate with someone who posted in 2009?

 
Perhaps the song didn't arrive at RP until prior to Oct 11, 2010.  I really should have checked this out before commenting. Everything is so complicated.
 timmus wrote:
I noticed scrolling through these comments I can reply to people who wrote on Oct 11, 2010, but not before.  What if I want to debate with someone who posted in 2009?

 
Not seeing that.  You should be able to reply to any comment. 
 timmus wrote:
I noticed scrolling through these comments I can reply to people who wrote on Oct 11, 2010, but not before.  What if I want to debate with someone who posted in 2009?

 
I am from the past...debate me. After all this board is for mass debates........
I noticed scrolling through these comments I can reply to people who wrote on Oct 11, 2010, but not before.  What if I want to debate with someone who posted in 2009?
Yes, we are unlimited

Towards the limitless horizon ... 
 Proclivities wrote:
 misterbearbaby wrote:

Those are called "mondegreens" The term was inspired by a misinterpretation of the line "They hae slain the Earl o' Moray and laid him on the green," from the Scottish ballad the Bonny Earl of Moray. Countless English schoolchildren sing this as "They have slain the Earl of Moray and Lady Mondegreen." 

My baby is the Queen of the Mondegreen! E.g. Creedence Clearwater Revival's "There's a bathroom on the right." (bad moon on the rise) 


"I had some dreams there were clowns in my coffee..."

 
Jimi's 'Excuse me while I kiss this guy" is another classic, along with the surreal Simon & Garfunkel/Star Trek morph of 'Captain Picard on the New Jersey Turnpike'.
 misterbearbaby wrote:

Those are called "mondegreens" The term was inspired by a misinterpretation of the line "They hae slain the Earl o' Moray and laid him on the green," from the Scottish ballad the Bonny Earl of Moray. Countless English schoolchildren sing this as "They have slain the Earl of Moray and Lady Mondegreen." 

My baby is the Queen of the Mondegreen! E.g. Creedence Clearwater Revival's "There's a bathroom on the right." (bad moon on the rise) 


"I had some dreams there were clowns in my coffee..."
 jessfine wrote:

I admit to having heard David Byrne's "Strange Overtones" as "Strange Overflow", which made me think of every plumbing emergency I've ever had.  I also had a high school classmate who misheard the refrain from Deep Purple's "Smoke on the Water" as "Go, Cousin Walter, while you're in disguise."  That may be worth a guffaw.

 
Those are called "mondegreens" The term was inspired by a misinterpretation of the line "They hae slain the Earl o' Moray and laid him on the green," from the Scottish ballad the Bonny Earl of Moray. Countless English schoolchildren sing this as "They have slain the Earl of Moray and Lady Mondegreen." 

My baby is the Queen of the Mondegreen! E.g. Creedence Clearwater Revival's "There's a bathroom on the right." (bad moon on the rise)


Not bad singin' and playin'. And lissen how they both go together so nice! Cool bongo (or some kinda hand drum) work to boot... I'll give it a 7, Mr. Clark.
love the lyrics!
{#Clap}
I love this song! and the hand-print image too…. great, now I'm even a little happier and introspective than before
 LowPhreak wrote:
I hear some CSN&Y in this.
 
Absolutely!
Love this band  :-)
I hear some CSN&Y in this.
 DizzieLizzie wrote:
oddly enough, every time I hear the chorus, I hear "everything is moving so fast, I am a lunatic".  It makes me giggle.

 
I admit to having heard David Byrne's "Strange Overtones" as "Strange Overflow", which made me think of every plumbing emergency I've ever had.  I also had a high school classmate who misheard the refrain from Deep Purple's "Smoke on the Water" as "Go, Cousin Walter, while you're in disguise."  That may be worth a guffaw.
 DizzieLizzie wrote:
oddly enough, every time I hear the chorus, I hear "everything is moving so fast, I am a lunatic".  It makes me giggle.

 

Now I hear it too, and consequently am also giggling.
 justlistening wrote:
This song could move a bit faster for me.
 
Hehe. Thought nearly the same some slow moments ago....

How very-very terrible!!!


 AliGator wrote:

I'm going to miss your comments here. RIP, Cynaera. 
 
I second that.
Thanks for the well-wishes Bill.

Luckily, Richmond VA came thru relatively unscathed.

Thoughts and prayers to everyone else in Sandy's path!!

- Phillip 
 martinc wrote:

We have moved beyond that these days. Come on up and have a look see. Montreal is great but if you really want to immerse yourself in the Quebecoise culture head to Quebec City. It's great. Winter or Summer.
 
Of course since I wrote this the province of Quebec voted in a provincial government that has separation as one of its party platforms. Not something that they are pushing on current agenda but c'est vraiment fou.
 icemang wrote:
Sounds like you were in Quebec, not Canada man.
 
We have moved beyond that these days. Come on up and have a look see. Montreal is great but if you really want to immerse yourself in the Quebecoise culture head to Quebec City. It's great. Winter or Summer.
...everything is moving so fast except for this song.
This song could move a bit faster for me.
An early Fleetwood Mac cover band.
 Cynaera wrote:

I'm an American, and I spent a few weeks in eastern Canada, where English was not the first language - I told them I couldn't speak French, and they were awesome. I agree - I've never met a Canadian I didn't like. And I have a couple that I wish I could reconnect with, because they helped me through a very scary time. I'd heard the stories about how Americans were idiots and the French-speaking people were haughty and not willing to help dorks like me... But I got there, and to a person, the people in Toronto and Montréal were helpful, friendly, and warm. I have NO bad to say about them. They were so cool to me, the stupid American who didn't speak French. If I had to pick a place to live other than where I am now, I think Montréal would be second. Finland or Denmark would be first, but only because I have a friend in Finland and  relatives in Denmark.

And, to pull this subject back onto the music - I love this song because of the haunting vocals. This, like Fever Ray, haunts my dreams. I don't sleep very much, and even when I can sleep, it's not for very long. I'm told that a fragmented sleep is detrimental to good health. Feh. I'm healthy. Just not very articulate when it comes to posting things here...

 
I'm going to miss your comments here. RIP, Cynaera. 
oddly enough, every time I hear the chorus, I hear "everything is moving so fast, I am a lunatic".  It makes me giggle.
Sounds like you were in Quebec, not Canada man.
 Cynaera wrote:

I'm an American, and I spent a few weeks in eastern Canada, where English was not the first language - I told them I couldn't speak French, and they were awesome. I agree - I've never met a Canadian I didn't like. And I have a couple that I wish I could reconnect with, because they helped me through a very scary time. I'd heard the stories about how Americans were idiots and the French-speaking people were haughty and not willing to help dorks like me... But I got there, and to a person, the people in Toronto and Montréal were helpful, friendly, and warm. I have NO bad to say about them. They were so cool to me, the stupid American who didn't speak French. If I had to pick a place to live other than where I am now, I think Montréal would be second. Finland or Denmark would be first, but only because I have a friend in Finland and  relatives in Denmark.

And, to pull this subject back onto the music - I love this song because of the haunting vocals. This, like Fever Ray, haunts my dreams. I don't sleep very much, and even when I can sleep, it's not for very long. I'm told that a fragmented sleep is detrimental to good health. Feh. I'm healthy. Just not very articulate when it comes to posting things here...
 
I don't know about that, Cynaera. I thought you just told us yet another stellar, little anecdote about a time in your life, spurred somehow by the music you've heard and we all are sharing here (RP). I'm a Torontonian myself, at least since '75, and I love to visit Montreal. So, it does my heart some good to hear your kind words re: my fellow Canadians, and that you found solace here when needed. All good stuff. We can never have too much of that! There are, after all, bastards lurking everywhere, most often, only if we give them reason to be.

And as for this song...never heard it before. Love it! The harmonies grabbed me. Go figure, I have to listen to an American internet radio station to discover a song by a group from my own back yard (so to speak). Gimme more, Bill!

john, who occasionally comes out of the corner
 
 nelsonha wrote:

Canada is a favorite vacation destination for me because of this and of course the natural beauty as well.

 

I'm worried about how to explain when knockin heavans door as an American. nice song for 30years.

 Hannio wrote:
My son used to like this song.  Hearing it makes me miss him.
 
{#Hug}

My son used to like this song.  Hearing it makes me miss him.
 nagsheadlocal wrote:
I'll interrupt the bickering for a moment to say I am charmed by the blend of these voices. It has a reedy quality I really like.

And now, back to feeding the trolls . . .

PS - perhaps I'm losing my American cred, but I've never met a Canadian I didn't like. 
 
I guess you've never met Doug Henning - an insidious psychopath.
dh
Good tune, by the way.


Found it kind of sleepy (aka boring).
 Seahunt wrote:
I really have a lot of work to do but keep getting distracted by the music.  Great song.  Work is overrated!
 

Agreed!!
I really have a lot of work to do but keep getting distracted by the music.  Great song.  Work is overrated!
Nice.   I thought this CSN&Y at first.
 nagsheadlocal wrote:
I'll interrupt the bickering for a moment to say I am charmed by the blend of these voices. It has a reedy quality I really like.

And now, back to feeding the trolls . . .

PS - perhaps I'm losing my American cred, but I've never met a Canadian I didn't like. 
 
I'm an American, and I spent a few weeks in eastern Canada, where English was not the first language - I told them I couldn't speak French, and they were awesome. I agree - I've never met a Canadian I didn't like. And I have a couple that I wish I could reconnect with, because they helped me through a very scary time. I'd heard the stories about how Americans were idiots and the French-speaking people were haughty and not willing to help dorks like me... But I got there, and to a person, the people in Toronto and Montréal were helpful, friendly, and warm. I have NO bad to say about them. They were so cool to me, the stupid American who didn't speak French. If I had to pick a place to live other than where I am now, I think Montréal would be second. Finland or Denmark would be first, but only because I have a friend in Finland and  relatives in Denmark.

And, to pull this subject back onto the music - I love this song because of the haunting vocals. This, like Fever Ray, haunts my dreams. I don't sleep very much, and even when I can sleep, it's not for very long. I'm told that a fragmented sleep is detrimental to good health. Feh. I'm healthy. Just not very articulate when it comes to posting things here...

This along with Sun Kill Moon that was just played is one of those groups that is perfectly fine in small doses, but to listen to more than 2 or 3 songs like this is DEPRESSING!{#Sleep}{#Sad}
 yodasan_magoo wrote:
Its like eating popcorn without butter and salt.  Does not taste bad, but missing its full potential.

 
good analogy! 


Minor key, you kill me!
Its like eating popcorn without butter and salt.  Does not taste bad, but missing its full potential.

Nice!
 Felix_The_Cat wrote:
Try a different position next time! (perhaps moving faster? {#Nyah})
 
{#Roflol}{#Clap}
 Stingray wrote:
BORING FUCK!!!
 

Try a different position next time! (perhaps moving faster? {#Nyah})


 nelsonha wrote:

Canada is a favorite vacation destination for me because of this and of course the natural beauty as well.

 

Don't forget the fart jokes!!!

 nagsheadlocal wrote:
PS - perhaps I'm losing my American cred, but I've never met a Canadian I didn't like. 
 
Canada is a favorite vacation destination for me because of this and of course the natural beauty as well.

Nudging from a 7 to an 8 {#Music}
 nagsheadlocal wrote:
PS - perhaps I'm losing my American cred, but I've never met a Canadian I didn't like. 
 

Sterling fellows all, I'm sure.
I'll interrupt the bickering for a moment to say I am charmed by the blend of these voices. It has a reedy quality I really like.

And now, back to feeding the trolls . . .

PS - perhaps I'm losing my American cred, but I've never met a Canadian I didn't like. 
Wow, I just love this great (north) American music!!

 Cynaera wrote:
OH, come ON, people - it's MUSIC.  It's not the end or beginning of the world. Heck, it's not even a revolution.  It's music. Tune, lyrics, tempo, instruments... Any country can do this. Whether it comes from Canada or the Ukraine, it's music. Can't we just embrace it without attaching a political agenda to it? Isn't "Paradise" a unity of all cultures, influences, musical gifts and messages?

I know..... slinking away now... *facepalm*
 
{#High-five}

Gee, I thought all the fighting went on in the political threads.

Love this group Cyn, I'm with you!

{#Hug}

 Stingray wrote:


Not at all - you are incredibly complex,

when it comes to REAL-REAL SHITTY music!

Meldody? NONE!!
Rhythm? WHERE?
Lyrics? LYRICS?
Voice? Haaaaa...!!
 
{#Beat}

 Cynaera wrote:
Just bumped this to a 10.  I must be incredibly simple. {#Daisy}
 

Not at all - you are incredibly complex,

when it comes to REAL-REAL SHITTY music!

Meldody? NONE!!
Rhythm? WHERE?
Lyrics? LYRICS?
Voice? Haaaaa...!!
BORING FUCK!!!
 Grammarcop wrote:

Wake up, America! We're in danger of losing our cultural identity to Canada. Soon the only musical performer we'll have left to call our own will be Justin Bieber.

What's that? He's Canadian?!

No-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o!
 
You can have Justin...  The more I hear about him, the less I want him representing Canada.  As pop stars go, it could be worse, I guess.

Just bumped this to a 10.  I must be incredibly simple. {#Daisy}
This song just makes every nerve in my body come alive (no mean feat, since a lot of those nerves are basically dead.) Love it, every time I hear it. {#Sunny}
OH, come ON, people - it's MUSIC.  It's not the end or beginning of the world. Heck, it's not even a revolution.  It's music. Tune, lyrics, tempo, instruments... Any country can do this. Whether it comes from Canada or the Ukraine, it's music. Can't we just embrace it without attaching a political agenda to it? Isn't "Paradise" a unity of all cultures, influences, musical gifts and messages?

I know..... slinking away now... *facepalm*
i love the album cover
 westslope wrote:
Cultural imperlialism alert:  3/4 of the last songs are by Canadian bands.
 
Wake up, America! We're in danger of losing our cultural identity to Canada. Soon the only musical performer we'll have left to call our own will be Justin Bieber.

What's that? He's Canadian?!

No-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o-o!


 westslope wrote:
Cultural imperlialism alert:  3/4 of the last songs are by Canadian bands.
 

Somewhere, Lorne Greene is snickering at that notion, while sipping a Labatt's.

I gave this a 9, but I never commented (dang, I seem to do that a lot!)  I love the haunting background vocals. I love the mood this song inspires in me - it makes me want to write  Oh - wait, there it is.... I have a story.  Gotta go.... {#Bounce}
 bam23 wrote:
helplessly hoping...
  

 Hmm...
 my thought too
i like the production/recoding of this song......the sound has a lot of "depth" to it.
I never get tired of this song!
Cultural imperlialism alert:  3/4 of the last songs are by Canadian bands.
One of my new favourites. Thanks for playing this rather often!!
"Everything Is Moving So Fast"? Not on this song, which is aural anaesthetic and could be described as moving at a snail's pace if that weren't misrepresenting molluscs. Time for bye-byes...{#Sleep}
8 => 9
 WonderLizard wrote:

I hope that's a sauvignon blanc you were chilling. Chilling a cabernet sauvignon in some parts is a prosecutable, criminal offense. And if it isn't, it should be...{#Propeller}

 

Actually, a slightly chilled Cab can be quite nice, especially during the summer months. But what do I know?
 gumbo73039 wrote:
Right in the mood for this one, Chicken roast is cooking, sherry down the neck, bottle of sauvignon chilling, gettin better and better!
 
I hope that's a sauvignon blanc you were chilling. Chilling a cabernet sauvignon in some parts is a prosecutable, criminal offense. And if it isn't, it should be...{#Propeller}

Right in the mood for this one, Chicken roast is cooking, sherry down the neck, bottle of sauvignon chilling, gettin better and better!
This song first came to my attention about a month before I ran my first marathon. Serendipity?
 ugly wrote:
I just added this to my shopping list at Amazon. I can't thank you enough for bringing me new music that I love.  When I can afford to get my shopping list I will make a contribution to RP as well.
  Bravo!  I did the same after hearing them here first.  Very well put together in all ways!!  Way to go RP


I just added this to my shopping list at Amazon. I can't thank you enough for bringing me new music that I love.  When I can afford to get my shopping list I will make a contribution to RP as well.
Such a soothing song..
There's a "Great Lake" outside my window...too cold for a swim today though.
Bumped from 7 to 8. And now it's been downloaded.
Terrific disc.
helplessly hoping...
One of the best bands around right now, great live too.
 That_SOB wrote:
"And no one's getting fat 'cept Mamma Cass......"

 
lol

7———-> 8
"And no one's getting fat 'cept Mamma Cass......"

 Marley wrote:
Been listening a lot to this album lately. I like it more and more each time. Would love to hear more songs from it on RP, especially River's Edge or Stealing Tomorrow.
 
Great Choices! I think New Light would also be great on RP. I've tried to add Palmistry but it's currently in rotation on the LRC, which means it probably won't get added {#Sad}
Been listening a lot to this album lately. I like it more and more each time. Would love to hear more songs from it on RP, especially River's Edge or Stealing Tomorrow.
 Giselle62 wrote:
When I figured out what he was saying "Everything is moving so fast, I am unlimited" it sounded even better to my ears.
 What a great mantra! {#Meditate}


Very nice and mellow, I like!
This tune is downright pleasant.  {#Yes}

Saw them last night @ The Deaf Institute in Manchester they were great.



I got their whole album from emusic —-the rest of it is good, so far, and it seems like it will get even better. When I figured out what he was saying "Everything is moving so fast, I am unlimited" it sounded even better to my ears.
Nice and mellow, suits my currrent mood to a "T"
 fatcatjb wrote:
I hear Neil Young in here somewhere.
 
There he is, under the couch. "Dammit Neil, how many times have I told you . . ."


OK, OK - 8
 savoyard wrote:
Such a boring song with thoughtless lyrics.

  
 peter_james_bond wrote:
One of the best albums of 2009 IMHO. They carry on the folk/pop banner of Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, The Cowboy Junkies, Gordon Lightfoot etc.


Sorta like in Dire Straits, Industrial Disease: "Two men say they're Jesus one of them must be wrong"
  


They were just nominated for Best Folk album for I think the Canadian equivalent of the Grammys. They are playing the Doug Fir here in Portland on Saturday. I have my ticket (only $12!) and can't wait! I have recently acquired all their records and I have to say, I really like these guys. 
One of the best albums of 2009 IMHO. They carry on the folk/pop banner of Neil Young, Joni Mitchell, The Cowboy Junkies, Gordon Lightfoot etc.
Such a boring song with thoughtless lyrics.

 manzanitafire wrote:
Can someone please tell me what he's saying? I am a lunatic? I am a militant?
 
He's saying, I am unlimited. But I like, I am a militant. {#Lol}

Can someone please tell me what he's saying? I am a lunatic? I am a militant?
These guys are playing at Doug Fir later this month. Got my ticket. Thanks RP for turning me on to another great band! 
Crosby, Stills and Swimmers (not that it's a bad thing).
Hmm. The constant and questionable (note at the end of each chorus, like "fast") harmony line gets old. And that awkward, rythymical breakdown (bridge?). They just are not quite there for me.
I've enjoyed everything I've heard of these guys; I think I'll have to check out their concert when they visit town on October 1
Nice tune!
 jagdriver wrote:
Ontario.... that 'splains it! A lot warmer, it is. Good thing it's not Duluth.

(And around Cleveland, there was a time when one needed a bio-hazard suit to enter the water.)

 
Spent many summers on Huron whilst I was young.  Only one year was the lake even reasonably warm.