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Mumford & Sons — The Cave
Album: Sigh No More
Avg rating:
6.9

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Total ratings: 1367









Released: 2010
Length: 3:31
Plays (last 30 days): 0
It's empty in the valley of your heart
The sun it rises slowly as you walk
Away from all the fears and all the faults you've left behind

The harvest left no food for you to eat
You cannibal you meat eater you see
But I have seen the same I know the shame in your defeat

But I will hold on hope
And I won't let you choke
On the noose around your neck
And I'll find strength in pain
And I will change my ways
I'll know my name as it's called again

'Cause I have other things to fill my time
You take what is yours and I'll take mine
Now let me at the truth which will refresh my broken mind

So tie me to a post and block my ears
I can see widows and orphans through my tears
I know my call despite my faults and despite my growing fears

But I will hold on hope
And I won't let you choke
On the noose around your neck
And I'll find strength in pain
And I will change my ways
I'll know my name as it's called again

So come out of your cave walking on your hands
And see the world hanging upside down
You can understand dependence when you know the maker's hand

So make your siren's call
And sing all you want
I will not hear what you have to say

'Cause I need freedom now
And I need to know how
To live my life as it's meant to be

And I will hold on hope
And I won't let you choke
On the noose around your neck
And I'll find strength in pain
And I will change my ways
I'll know my name as it's called again
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I used to listen to their albums alot when working, helped the day go by that bit quicker
 rrowdies wrote:


Possibly the dumbest comment I've ever seen here


Possibly the dumbest comment I've ever seen here
Poshboys ripping off workers and peasants music. 
"And I will walk ten thousand miles..."

 jacopo777 wrote:

Excuse me for a moment. I think I'm going to hurl.



Possibly the dumbest comment I've ever seen here
Is this the weakling who caved to the cancel culture mob?
 jacopo777 wrote:
Excuse me for a moment. I think I'm going to hurl.
 
It appears your nausea is in the minority. Thank goodness vomiting isn't how we normally cast ballots. 
 lafcadio wrote:
I'll be glad when this flash in the pan band descends back into the sediment.  
 

Agreed. This Indie Folk  Hipster Fluff needs to blow away with the dandelions.
 jacopo777 wrote:
Excuse me for a moment. I think I'm going to hurl.
 Move over, I need some room...

 bb_matt wrote:
Cue drum and banjo ... again ... with another song that sounds exactly like their last song ...
Not offensive to listen to, nor particularly inspiring. One step up from middle-of-the-road. It's ok.
 
It was an interesting new sound at the time, but quickly became a formula. Good on them for taking a bold leap on their 3rd album to try something different
Excuse me for a moment. I think I'm going to hurl.
rhythm is way too basic for my tastes
Don't you just hate it when people try to speak for others (everyone/All). It's an OK song from an OK band. Just my opinion obviously.
 80poundsOfFury wrote:
Seeing these guys live, although very energetic, did nothing for my low opinion of this band.

rating:2

 
Actually, I really liked this album until I saw them live. They seemed fake and were way too loud for the style of music that they were doing. 
 cohifi wrote:

I think we ALL are with you on that {#Devil_pimp}
 

Weren't these guys all the rage like 7 - 8 years ago?
 cohifi wrote:

I think we ALL are with you on that {#Devil_pimp}

 
Absolutely not. {#Bananajam}{#Bananasplit}
Cue drum and banjo ... again ... with another song that sounds exactly like their last song ...
Not offensive to listen to, nor particularly inspiring. One step up from middle-of-the-road. It's ok.
Seeing these guys live, although very energetic, did nothing for my low opinion of this band.

rating:2
The more I listen to Mumford & Sons, the more I like it.  It grows on you, but not in a bad way.
cool.  The human voice is a fine instrument that doesn't require tuning..although many would if they could...but wait..if you never use it, it will get out of tune....forget it !
This is excellent. 
 On_The_Beach wrote:

Dang! Horstman or RTrudeau; who to trust?!  ; )
 
RTrudeau
 cohifi wrote:

I think we ALL are with you on that {#Devil_pimp}
 



No, no we're not.
 Jelani wrote:

I'm with you on that.
 
 
I think we ALL are with you on that {#Devil_pimp}
8 even though terradio is playing this to an early death.
 lafcadio wrote:
I'll be glad when this flash in the pan band descends back into the sediment.  
 
I'm with you on that.
 
 lafcadio wrote:
I'll be glad when this flash in the pan band descends back into the sediment.  
 
Don't hold your breath. 9.
I'll be glad when this flash in the pan band descends back into the sediment.  
I'm sorry-I said I wasn't going to say much. I just turned on the "radio" again. This was so GENERIC of the "music"now. Guess I should go out and listen to the crickets and birds. Probably which so many of you haven't heard.....silence CAN be golden. OUCH,huh?ha ha.
What a bloody beautiful song rendering one tearful sometimes...it's all about having the courage to go on for someone one really loves..or something.
 WonderLizard wrote:
My daughter, now 17 and who doesn't care much for trad rad bluegrass, loves this disc. I love trad bluegrass, newgrass, and whatever they're doing over there (the UK) to update the genre—Equation, the Decembrists, and Noah and the Whale also come to mind.
 
Update: At her urging we're going to see Noah and the Whale Friday night at the 9:30 Club. Who'da thunk it?


My daughter, now 17 and who doesn't care much for trad rad bluegrass, loves this disc. I love trad bluegrass, newgrass, and whatever they're doing over there (the UK) to update the genre—Equation, the Decembrists, and Noah and the Whale also come to mind.
 Ericocean wrote:
I'm seeing them in Galway Ireland on March 15th.  I'll let you know how the show was.
 
I guess it was nothing to write home about.

I usually like a little screaming guitar but will settle for some manic banjo playing.
The album rapidly climbed to a 4, stalled there for a bit, and now it's sinking like a stone.
Anyone else hearing, 'The Waterboys'?
This video always comes to mind now.
Solidarity forever!

https://vimeo.com/20168864
 horstman wrote:

Not really, as I bought this album based on hearing it here. It lacks depth and complexity. It's good for a few listens. But then it really loses its charm. All the songs seem the same. And it really never took me anywhere.

I gave this song an 8. And that still stands. But the album is a solid 4. Pretty disappointing overall.
 
Dang! Horstman or RTrudeau; who to trust?!  ; )
 Ericocean wrote:
I'm seeing them in Galway Ireland on March 15th.  I'll let you know how the show was.
 
*taps watch*
 
*looks at calendar*

I'm seeing them in Galway Ireland on March 15th.  I'll let you know how the show was.
 rtrudeau wrote:
This entire album is excellent.
 
Not really, as I bought this album based on hearing it here. It lacks depth and complexity. It's good for a few listens. But then it really loses its charm. All the songs seem the same. And it really never took me anywhere.

I gave this song an 8. And that still stands. But the album is a solid 4. Pretty disappointing overall.

May be fun seeing these guys live!
And sounds good...
                             gets my vote for a replay!
Love these guys.
 
mem_313 wrote:
anyone that use a banjo in mainstream music gets my voice~!
 


 mem_313 wrote:
anyone that use a banjo in mainstream music gets my voice~!
 
I would normal agree (see e.g. Australia by The Shins), but this gets a rare sucko-barfo from me.
 Stingray wrote:
BULL!!!!!

CLEAR BULL!!!!
 

I agree with you this time, Stingy.  This does absolutely nothing for me.

 sunybuny wrote:
Gave up my lunch money for 2 weeks to buy this CD.
 
I nearly lose my lunch every time I hear these guys.

anyone that use a banjo in mainstream music gets my voice~!
 sunybuny wrote:
Gave up my lunch money for 2 weeks to buy this CD.
 

Now you brain is lacking vitamins!

BIG-TIME!!
BULL!!!!!

CLEAR BULL!!!!
Now mainstream or not......they are damn good artists. 
 blotto wrote:
Hey, it's about time we heard Mumford and Sons again. /sarcasm
 
There, fixed that for you...
<!— Hey, it's about time we heard Mumford and Sons again. /sarcasm —> 


I really don't want to like these guys, but their songs are so damn catchy.
Hey, it's about time we heard Mumford and Sons again. /sarcasm

Beatin' the crap out of my stearing wheel with this album on my way to work...
 hippiechick wrote:
These guys are hot! They are playing a sold out show on Halloween here in Chi, and the venue had to be moved to a bigger place and that is sold out too.
 
insert jealous icon here
Definitely like this song!
These guys are hot! They are playing a sold out show on Halloween here in Chi, and the venue had to be moved to a bigger place and that is sold out too.
True pub rock.
 ch83575 wrote:
I am really digging these guys lately.
 
Same here.  They're playing soon in my area, and it would be nice to see them; if only to hear this tune.  Maybe my son will find the time as well.

I am really digging these guys lately.
 rtrudeau wrote:
This entire album is excellent.
 
ditto
Hey, it's Mumford and Sons, haven't heard them for like 1/2 hour now.
Gave up my lunch money for 2 weeks to buy this CD.
Really awful!
 Baby_M wrote:
Creepy lyrics . . . and not in a good way.
 
I see from the lyrics link that he's singing "I won't let you choke"—I was hearing "I will let you choke," which is, or rather, would be, quite disturbing if that's what it was.

I withdraw the "creepy" finding.  Still don't know if I like it or not.

Well, I like it! {#Music}
Ahhhhhhhhhhhhh!!!!  The frequency this song is being played is not making it sound any better....  {#Frustrated}
 Baby_M wrote:
Creepy lyrics . . . and not in a good way.
 

{#Eh}  I found the lyrics hopeful and powerful.
I probably won't enjoy this as much when the local radio station gets hold of it... but these guys have a cool sound.
solid 7. 

I'm likin' these guys. {#Sunny}
This entire album is excellent.
Nice.  Where is RedGuitar?
Damn, where's my spoons? Love it.
British Blue Grass.... I love it!{#Cowboy}

One day last week, Mumford and Sons was on the radio when I drove to work, at lunch when I drove home from work, and later that night, when I went to the store. I was sick of them weeks before that already.
Creepy lyrics . . . and not in a good way.
This song/group is magic.
This is a hardware Store, right? Or a Mens shop?
 crockydile wrote:
Egad. Nursery rhyme meter. {#Frustrated}
 
But, but.... you make that sound like a *bad* thing!  {#Stupid}
this is one of those frequently played songs,  seems like a lot of them lately. 
 On_The_Beach wrote:
Not to be confused with
sanford and son

 
...Ya big dummy!  {#Mrgreen}
Dave Mathewish to me...
Not bad...I like it.
 crockydile wrote:
Egad. Nursery rhyme meter. {#Frustrated}
 
Well put.  
Absolutely love this!!
"This song is soooooooooo good for the ears!"
{#Lol}
9
Great to hear these guys finally here!
Originally gave it a 3, but after hearing it again I think that it's an easy 7!

oh dear 
Reminds me of Dan Mangan....with a British accent. {#Music}

  play that banjo!!!

love the album photo!
Love Mumford & Sons :) Heard Little Lion Man on a local station a few weeks ago and I've been in love ever since. This is also one oft favorites from them.
 GawgaBoy wrote:
Caught my ear and made me turn it up....  I like.
 
{#Yes}

likable... makes me want to hear more...
Egad. Nursery rhyme meter. {#Frustrated}
I really love these guys. White Blank Page is another great one.
I am really liking what I've heard from Mumford & Sons.  I ordered the CD and should be arriving anyday.  Can't wait to hear the whole CD.
I think we're in a banjo sequence and I can't wait to see where it goes next...
Caught my ear and made me turn it up....  I like.  An immediate 7, bet it could climb with a few more listens.  Thanks Bill.... there's another CD I will probably be buying soon.  Oh... and Dan Mangan's "Road Regrets" as I type, another on the list to purchase.  Bill... you are breaking the bank down here.

ihategrapejuice wrote:
what a rockin banjo part!
Thrash banjo! no one is safe

 On_The_Beach wrote:
Not to be confused with
sanford and son

 
That's who I thought of when I heard the song. Thanks for clearing that up. {#Lol}
Not to be confused with
sanford and son

Like it!

what a rockin banjo part!
Man, these guys are awesome!!  I've been listening to them non-stop since I heard them on RP a few days ago..  excellent find!
ok...sounds like Avett Brothers without the insanity. i'll stay with the avetts. but it's a good sound.
Holy cow, this song took me by surprise! Bitterness hasn't sounded this pretty in a long time.
AhAh, first one to post on this song. Quite nice by the way! 7!

==> Not any more by the time I wrote my message :-( ^^

Frenetic fun music!  Look forward to seeing them at Bestival this year!
First!