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Norah Jones — Chasing Pirates
Album: The Fall
Avg rating:
6.8

Your rating:
Total ratings: 706









Released: 2009
Length: 2:38
Plays (last 30 days): 1
In your message you said
You were going to bed
But I'm not done with the night
So I stayed up and read
But your words in my head
Got me mixed up so I turned out the light

And I don't know how to slow it down
My mind's racing from chasing pirates

Now an ambulance screams
While the silliest things
(Are) flopping around in my brain
And I try not to dream
Up impossible schemes
(That) swim around, wanna drown me insane

And I don't know how to slow it down
Oh my mind's racing from chasing pirates

And I don't know how to slow it down
Oh my mind's racing from chasing pirates
My mind's racing from chasing pirates
My mind's racing from chasing pirates
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 spv wrote:


*You're
 

You tell him spv. 
 rockstarbro wrote:
"Your listening to Radio Paradise!"
NOT IF YOU KEEP PLAYING THIS!!!
 

*You're
I LOVE her. But not this song. Seems like she's sold out to pop; I can't blame her - I would, too, if I'm honest.
 peter_james_bond wrote:

{#High-five} Right on! I like the song, I like the cover art, and I like the St. Bernard. {#Good-vibes}
 

Love the dog. Perfect touch. 
 linden wrote:
I wish Annie Lennox was singing this.
 
She is. In the shower.
I wish Annie Lennox was singing this.
 haresfur wrote:
A little too "doo, doo, doo" for me.  Nice dog though!
 
And he's still just a pup.

A little too "doo, doo, doo" for me.  Nice dog though!
A 7.

I don't know what one of the previous posters is talking about.  This is only the second time I've heard a song from Norah Jones' new album on RP, and it's been out for a while. I'd hardly call it overplayed.  In fact I'd say hearing Norah Jones on RP is a relatively rare event, speaking as someone who listens for 3 to 5 hours a day.

Nice!
 Grammarcop wrote:
Funny choice of clothes for chasing pirates. Oh, well! Off to Somalia with ya!
 
{#Roflol}

i wonder if here dad yelled at her for making this.
Like this song aplenty! Short, quirky and funkyilly sublime
I love Norah Jones when she does the mellow stuff, but I adore her in El Madmo when she does stuff like "Rock Your Balls Off" and "Carlo," neither of which is RP-appropriate... *sigh*{#Foot-in-mouth}
"Your listening to Radio Paradise!"
NOT IF YOU KEEP PLAYING THIS!!!
meh
overplay
Funny choice of clothes for chasing pirates. Oh, well! Off to Somalia with ya!


 Dalebarely wrote:
It always fascinates me to look at peoples song ratings when they post a negative comment about a song...

almost without exception, you could select a set of their '9' and '10' rated songs, and then make a great mix tape where the track they hate would fit perfectly among their faves 
 
Great observation!
I completely agree{#Notworthy}
 Mandible wrote:

OMG, me too! Me too! Glad I'm not the only one.
 
And W-A-Y too poppy for RP.

Also, whoever conceived that album cover shot needs to be taken behind the wood shed....
Actually i liked but drums hımm different this time.
 On_The_Beach wrote:
That synth riff always reminds me of McCartney's cloying "Simply having a wonderful Christmastime".
 
OMG, me too! Me too! Glad I'm not the only one.
Hmmm...
This sounds a lot like that other Nora Jones tune I hear here. 
Pretty good song, although you don't hear much of her father's influence in it.  {#Wink}
It always fascinates me to look at peoples song ratings when they post a negative comment about a song...

almost without exception, you could select a set of their '9' and '10' rated songs, and then make a great mix tape where the track they hate would fit perfectly among their faves 
ad nauseam  {#Puke}


 On_The_Beach wrote:
That synth riff always reminds me of McCartney's cloying "Simply having a wonderful Christmastime".
 
Really? 'Cause it direct rip-off of "Like a Virgin".

 nagsheadlocal wrote:

Ah - that's been nagging me for some time. You're exactly right.

Plus the video reminds me strongly of the Terry Gilliam/Monty Python short film "The Crimson Permanent Assurance."
 

"The Crimson Permanent Assurance" !!  One of the most underrated things they ever produced.  Hilarious...
 kilroyjoe3 wrote:
NPR interviewed her about this album not long ago.  She says she was trying to achieve an edgier sound with this work.  I'm not hearing it. Still smooth as silk.  
 


I think that most of the songs aren't piano-driven but instead are guitar/beat driven may be what she was referring to. That voice, smooth as silk as usual.



MinMan wrote:
Oh lighten up - this is really catchy...
Really? I'd better update my vaccination!  On the bright side, LOOK AT THE MASSIVE HEAD ON THAT DOG!



less than mediocre ....


 
shmuelman wrote:
I just don't get the Norah Jones thing. She seems pretty mediocre to me.
 


You know, I'm not a Snora Jones fan , and I hate to do it, but I can't help but like this song.
The beautiful queen of Bland  {#Wink}
Like a surgeon,
cuttin' for the very first time!

 On_The_Beach wrote:
That synth riff always reminds me of McCartney's cloying "Simply having a wonderful Christmastime".
 
Ah - that's been nagging me for some time. You're exactly right.

Plus the video reminds me strongly of the Terry Gilliam/Monty Python short film "The Crimson Permanent Assurance."


That synth riff always reminds me of McCartney's cloying "Simply having a wonderful Christmastime".



love it...


I just don't get the Norah Jones thing. She seems pretty mediocre to me.
 peter_james_bond wrote:
I heard an interview with her on CBC, the Q program. Although she's a wonderful singer and good song writer, she really doesn't have much to say...all I really learned was that the best part of her day is breakfast, she likes eggs. {#Stupid}
 
Yeah.  Many artists / performers aren't necessarily good speakers:  KD Lang & Robert DeNiro for example interview terribly.

Love the song.


very surprinsigly this is starting to grow on me
I heard an interview with her on CBC, the Q program. Although she's a wonderful singer and good song writer, she really doesn't have much to say...all I really learned was that the best part of her day is breakfast, she likes eggs. {#Stupid}
 OCDHG wrote:
Ew this sounds like 70's easy listening.  Not a fan of this new stuff.
 
I thought it was going to be a cheesy cover of Like a Virgin. Maybe this should be followed up with Like a Surgeon.

 drife wrote:
The most listenable piece she has ever recorded, though I am admittedly no fan.
 

Agree.
 iscoot4peace wrote:
OCDHG wrote:
Ew this sounds like 70's easy listening.  Not a fan of this new stuff.
 
Me either.  Dreadful.  The dog took a nice photo on the cover though.  St. Bernard?
 
Oh lighten up - this is really catchy.

It may be getting overplayed on the commercial airways but that is no reason to ban this from RP.
NPR interviewed her about this album not long ago.  She says she was trying to achieve an edgier sound with this work.  I'm not hearing it. Still smooth as silk.  


profound pursuit of pirates...

Silly-ass things flab around in her brain! LOVE IT.
 ch83575 wrote:
I wonder who was art director for the cover shot?  A+ in my book!

The song is growing on me too.
 
Credit for the cover image should go to photographer Autumn de Wilde.
 ch83575 wrote:
I wonder who was art director for the cover shot?  A+ in my book!

The song is growing on me too.
 
{#High-five} Right on! I like the song, I like the cover art, and I like the St. Bernard. {#Good-vibes}
OCDHG wrote:
Ew this sounds like 70's easy listening.  Not a fan of this new stuff.
 
Me either.  Dreadful.  The dog took a nice photo on the cover though.  St. Bernard?

Ew this sounds like 70's easy listening.  Not a fan of this new stuff.
 buzmaggie wrote:
love it! this is a cool chick! keep it up Norah!{#Kiss}
 

Oh, she will...
The dog on the cover brings me back to when I was 14 years old.  Some neighbor left on vacation and he paid me a pittance to clean up after a St. Bernard (the dog was kept in a large chain-linked kennel cage).  I'd move her from one stable to the next and clean up her dung.  Rough gig!

Chasing irate pirates....
Nice! Me likey!
The most listenable piece she has ever recorded, though I am admittedly no fan.
The entire album is quite good.WXPN has a link on their homepage where you can listen to it if you are interested.
{#Heartkiss}
Oh, my, off to Amazon (via the RP link of course!) to order this.
I like this a lot more every time I hear it. Very soothing.
I predict a big hit for Norah.
if this song is any indication of the rest of the album- we want more!
I like it!
love it! this is a cool chick! keep it up Norah!{#Kiss}
The talent is in that most excellent segue to this song!
The song is PDG too boot!
Digging this for some reason, just has a nice vibe to it.
 i am liking norah a lot more these days
 derekd wrote:
Norah gets dissed a lot publicly. But seriously, she's really such a unique talented artist.
 

What she does is not to everyone's taste —- I personally love it —- but there is no question that she's a huge talent.
Norah gets dissed a lot publicly. But seriously, she's really such a unique talented artist.

I never got this impression before with her earlier stuff, but I'm thinking she sounds more and more like Edie Brickell.


Wow, really nice. 
I wonder who was art director for the cover shot?  A+ in my book!

The song is growing on me too.
Whoa. Cool song—all sorts of '60s vibes.
Like the departure

PISHAW!  This is excellent!  Welcome back Norah!
Album seems to appropriately titled. "The Fall". A long fall from her previous stuff.
{#Sleep}

Wow, this isn't even out yet, is it?