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Mumford & Sons — Awake My Soul
Album: Sigh No More
Avg rating:
6.7

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Total ratings: 1685









Released: 2010
Length: 4:09
Plays (last 30 days): 2
How fickle my heart and how woozy my eyes
I struggle to find any truth in your lies
And now my heart stumbles on things I don't know
My weakness I feel I must finally show

Lend me your hand and we'll conquer them all
But lend me your heart and I'll just let you fall
Lend me your eyes I can change what you see
But your soul you must keep, totally free
Har, Har. Har, Har. Har, Har. Har, Har.

Awake my soul
Awake my soul

How fickle my heart and how woozy my eyes
I struggle to find any truth in your lies
And now my heart stumbles on things I don't know
My weakness I feel I must finally show
Har, Har. Har, Har. Har, Har. Har, Har.

In these bodies we will live, in these bodies we will die
Where you invest your love, you invest your life
In these bodies we will live, in these bodies we will die
Where you invest your love, you invest your life

Awake my soul, awake my soul
Awake my soul
For you were made to meet your maker
Awake my soul, awake my soul
Awake my soul
For you were made to meet your maker
You were made to meet your maker
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 blotto wrote:

All their songs have the same recipe. guy sings, no instruments, intro banjo, bring the noise with the banjo, intro all other instruments, everyone sing and play instruments, stop, silence, repeat.



It's what they do, sounds OK.
 nelamvr6 wrote:

Jesus! How do I make it stop? Can I rate this a negative number?



Does "Jesus" actually talk to you?

 nelamvr6 wrote:

Jesus! How do I make it stop? Can I rate this a negative number?


You can press the pause button and then seek therapy.
 nelamvr6 wrote:

Jesus! How do I make it stop? Can I rate this a negative number?



You hit the PSD button actually. I'm right behind you.
Jesus! How do I make it stop? Can I rate this a negative number?
 blotto wrote:

All their songs have the same recipe. guy sings, no instruments, intro banjo, bring the noise with the banjo, intro all other instruments, everyone sing and play instruments, stop, silence, repeat.



Don't forget, it needs to end with a note sustained far longer than it should be.
student level nonsense.  then add a banjo.  not helping lads.
 blotto wrote:

All their songs have the same recipe. guy sings, no instruments, intro banjo, bring the noise with the banjo, intro all other instruments, everyone sing and play instruments, stop, silence, repeat.



And yet it works. . . 
As long as you don't play Mumford & Sons back-to-back-to-back (something RP never does for any artist) then their songs fit right in with all the bands who don't use their formula.
 blotto wrote:

All their songs have the same recipe. guy sings, no instruments, intro banjo, bring the noise with the banjo, intro all other instruments, everyone sing and play instruments, stop, silence, repeat.



Yeah but it works.
 blotto wrote:

All their songs have the same recipe. guy sings, no instruments, intro banjo, bring the noise with the banjo, intro all other instruments, everyone sing and play instruments, stop, silence, repeat.



ad nauseam 
 blotto wrote:

All their songs have the same recipe. guy sings, no instruments, intro banjo, bring the noise with the banjo, intro all other instruments, everyone sing and play instruments, stop, silence, repeat.



And yet it works!  There are many current bands that seem to follow a basic formula for most of their songs, BUT if you listen to them as part of a music mix (ie. Radio Paradise) they do not sound repetitious.  Kind of like the modern version of a K-Tel record, but WAY, WAY better!
Grown on me a little (only took 11 years since it's release :-) ), bumped a point.
20 10 Na 20
Mimi On The Beach.
This is a good song
 aspicer wrote:

Cool - can go with that. Now if they just had intelligent music to go with it!
 
Actually if they are looking for "truth in your lies"... probably looking in the wrong place.
He Ho ....  

The Name of the Album is   " Sigh No More "    {#Yes}


... I think the best too ...
I think a great song!
 DaidyBoy wrote:
I am struggling to enjoy any of this trendy new hipster stuff over here.  Every advert on TV now has the same kind of acoustic backing with crummy vocals.  Boring.  Boring.  Boring.  Glottal stops rule the world.
 
yeah I agree. 
something the guide would play around the campfire on a canoe trip.
omfg.... make music by yourself and then start criticising artists. He should do this, he should do that... what are you doing?
Giving love should not be considered an investment, per the lyrics. I think Mumford tries a little to hard and misses the point.
Ready for the crap pile. Toss a lil Father John Misty on top. 
 DaidyBoy wrote:
I am struggling to enjoy any of this trendy new hipster stuff over here.  Every advert on TV now has the same kind of acoustic backing with crummy vocals.  Boring.  Boring.  Boring.  Glottal stops rule the world.

 
it's not hipster stuff
 Peakmecca wrote:
These Brits are a lot more country than most bands out of Nashville now days.  {#Cowboy}

 
They were faux country/bluegrass for a while; now they are faux indie
I don't get all the hate, M&S's sounds and feels so good
 aspicer wrote:

Cool - can go with that. Now if they just had intelligent music to go with it!

 
How do you differentiate between intelligent and (I presume) unintelligent music?  Is the difference something more than "I like it"?
These Brits are a lot more country than most bands out of Nashville now days.  {#Cowboy}
MrsTom wrote:
At least there's no fiddle
 
LMAO.
They need play at the Lower Deck in Halifax, the Nashville vetting mill of this genre.
eww look them Mumfords win a mannequin challenge
At least there's no fiddle
I am struggling to enjoy any of this trendy new hipster stuff over here.  Every advert on TV now has the same kind of acoustic backing with crummy vocals.  Boring.  Boring.  Boring.  Glottal stops rule the world.
 Proclivities wrote:

"I struggle to find any truth in your lies".  It must have been lyrics like those that made them so popular.

 
Cool - can go with that. Now if they just had intelligent music to go with it!
 aspicer wrote:
Really cannot figure out how these guys have become so popular...PSD - IMMEDIATELY!

 
"I struggle to find any truth in your lies".  It must have been lyrics like those that made them so popular.
 Skydog wrote:
when I don't give a rating it means I'd like to hear that again
no rating here 

 
So all those songs you've rated a 10......you don't want to hear any of them again?
when I don't give a rating it means I'd like to hear that again
no rating here 
 vit wrote:

I think Mark Smith of The Fall said it well:

There was this other group warming up ... and they were terrible. I said, ‘Shut them c*nts up!' And they were still warming up, so I threw a bottle at them ... I just thought they were a load of retarded Irish folk singers.

 
{#Roflol}Yep, that sounds like Mark E Smith, right enough. Mind you, he hates everybody, even members of his own band (and there's been major turnover in that respect)...
I feel sorry for people in Hell, where this song is in tight rotation.
I love the comments a lot more than I love the band.
Really cannot figure out how these guys have become so popular...PSD - IMMEDIATELY!
 Proclivities wrote:
...another band that sounds like Mumford & Sons.

 
{#Roflol}
Once you hear "Her Wig, My Soul", there's really no recovering from it. 
Familiarity breeds contempt? 
 rdo wrote:
Wow, I just read a few comments here.  I'd be willing to bet the Romney 10 Grand that those same naysayers would be praising just how great this band is, were it not for the fact they sell so well.   Blah Blah Blah is all I hear from the peanut gallery.  These guys have so much talent. 
 
....arguin.......
The dark cloud of my RP day . . . .{#Rolleyes}
 hippiechick wrote:
I dunno, these guys don't do it for me.
  Ditto
 sonofsun wrote:
When I first heard this band I thought... yeah, they are pretty good.

Now I can't stand the way the lyrics are delivered, like an Irish Yoda.
 

aye...grating this is...
 rdo wrote:
Wow, I just read a few comments here.  I'd be willing to bet the Romney 10 Grand that those same naysayers would be praising just how great this band is, were it not for the fact they sell so well.   Blah Blah Blah is all I hear from the peanut gallery.  These guys have so much talent. 
 
There are a lot of bands over the years that were comprised of talented musicians who;s music sold really well. Journey comes to mind for some reason. As some of RP's listeners in the UK have pointed out, Mumford is a collection of public school boys masquerading as working class Joes. If you like them, great for you. But if you sense in their music something put on, or not quite sincere as I do, it's hard to accept the shrill prattling of their singer, or the incessant and monotonous repetition of their banjo.

Wow, I just read a few comments here.  I'd be willing to bet the Romney 10 Grand that those same naysayers would be praising just how great this band is, were it not for the fact they sell so well.   Blah Blah Blah is all I hear from the peanut gallery.  These guys have so much talent. 
All their shit sounds the same.
 Proclivities wrote:
...another band that sounds like Mumford & Sons.
 
Isn't it the other way 'round? 

...another band that sounds like Mumford & Sons.
 hippiechick wrote:
I dunno, these guys don't do it for me.
 

what about The Avett brothers. are u familiar. similar but better
When I first heard this band I thought... yeah, they are pretty good.

Now I can't stand the way the lyrics are delivered, like an Irish Yoda.

 vit wrote:

I think Mark Smith of The Fall said it well:

There was this other group warming up ... and they were terrible. I said, ‘Shut them c*nts up!' And they were still warming up, so I threw a bottle at them ... I just thought they were a load of retarded Irish folk singers.
 

hey Mark...there are a number of retarded Irish folk singers who are CERTAIN to take exception to that...
 hippiechick wrote:
I dunno, these guys don't do it for me.
 

I know what you mean. I wanted to like them, but there's something there that doesn't quite grab me.
I'm done with these guys. DONE, I say!
 hippiechick wrote:
I dunno, these guys don't do it for me.
 
Well....you suck! ;)
I am most grateful for Radio Paradise introducing me to Mumford & Sons and Ray Lamontagne.
I dunno, these guys don't do it for me.
 fredriley wrote:
Har har, har har, oh  no, oh no {mute}. Buncha toffs ;-|
 
I think Mark Smith of The Fall said it well:

There was this other group warming up ... and they were terrible. I said, ‘Shut them c*nts up!' And they were still warming up, so I threw a bottle at them ... I just thought they were a load of retarded Irish folk singers.


 fredriley wrote:
Har har, har har, oh  no, oh no {mute}. Buncha toffs ;-|
  Is that a good thing Fred?


You got it, Scott! I saw the Avetts New Years 2009 in Asheville and Langhorne Slim opened. FUN show!

 ScottFromWyoming wrote:

Then be sure to check out Langhorne Slim.

 


 lattalo wrote:
Excellent CD, thanks Bill for yet another discovery!
 



Ssshhhhh. Don't tell anyone else, deffinitely not the mainstream music establishment. They'll just be our little secret.

This might be the only song I've heard from M & S that is actually pleasant to listen to. 4


 wilcogirl11 wrote:
I thought this was the Avett brothers, too. Hmmm. Just not a sound that does alot for me.
 

love the avetts!  similarities

I swear this guy sounds to me like what Jude Law looks like he'd sound like if he was a singer ... does that make any sense? {#Propeller}
I thought this was the Avett brothers, too. Hmmm. Just not a sound that does alot for me.
 cc_rider wrote:
I cannot tell the difference between M&S and The Avett Brothers. It's a good thing I like them both, but still.
They had identical audiences at the New Orleans Jazz and Heritage Festival, is it possible...?

We need to go deeper.



Har har, har har, oh  no, oh no {mute}. Buncha toffs ;-|
After the Storm is killing me
Great song great talent!
 midas1 wrote:

When he says "you were made to meet your maker" it sounds just like Dave Matthews. Weird.

 
please do not ruin this for me.

When he says "you were made to meet your maker" it sounds just like Dave Matthews. Weird.


Excellent CD, thanks Bill for yet another discovery!
 cc_rider wrote:
I cannot tell the difference between M&S and The Avett Brothers. It's a good thing I like them both, but still.
 
Then be sure to check out Langhorne Slim.


Hmmm. . . growing on me. . .

3 {#Arrow} 5

 cc_rider wrote:
I cannot tell the difference between M&S and The Avett Brothers. It's a good thing I like them both, but still.
 
They don't sound the same to me at all except they are both good at folk-type music.

"I struggle to find any truth in your lies"

That's because they're LIES...{#Whisper}

8 -> 9....
This song sounds like their other one.
I bought this CD..did not think much of it at first, but that has changed.  Well written lyrics and harmonies throughout. If one likes a song immediately, one will usually tire of it just as fast. I hated coffee at first taste..lovin it now.  Music, like fine food and drink, is an acquired taste {#Cheers}

Fleet Foxes by the numbers. Not much to dislike apart from the fact that it's soulless.
All their songs have the same recipe. guy sings, no instruments, intro banjo, bring the noise with the banjo, intro all other instruments, everyone sing and play instruments, stop, silence, repeat.

Not my music taste!!
I know what you mean. Alberta Cross, too

 
cc_rider wrote:
I cannot tell the difference between M&S and The Avett Brothers. It's a good thing I like them both, but still.
 


I cannot tell the difference between M&S and The Avett Brothers. It's a good thing I like them both, but still.
 fredriley wrote:
This lot remind me of the Decemberists, who are far better, as they both seem to be avatars of a 'nu-folk' movement. M&S are pretty big this side of the Pond it seems, though I could never fathom their appeal. Ho-hum {#Sleep}
 

They are pretty big on this side of the pond indeed... Two weeks ago at a pretty big festival here in the Netherlands; Lowlands (70.000 or so). They were favorite, also sold the most cd's there...
This lot remind me of the Decemberists, who are far better, as they both seem to be avatars of a 'nu-folk' movement. M&S are pretty big this side of the Pond it seems, though I could never fathom their appeal. Ho-hum {#Sleep}
at first i thought it was martin stephenson.
Great transition!

From: Alexi Murdoch - Some Day Soon

To: Mumford & Sons - Awake My Soul

Want's to be what it isn't!
Sorry
 pcarew wrote:
Starting to be overplayed
 
Agreed.
Starting to be overplayed
Like the album cover...
...
I think his voice has must nicer timbre than Dave's. No slight to DM, but the character of the voice is much richer.
 dannyboy57 wrote:
I'm surprised that no one has remarked on the similarities of the singer's voice to that of Dave Matthews.{#Whistle}
 

Wow, I've been listening to Dave for years and I don't hear it in the slightest.
 Randomax wrote:
Boy I bet the Avette (sp?) Brothers think the timing of these guys popularity sucks! 
 
They sound practically identical to me. I like them both, but still.

 dannyboy57 wrote:
I'm surprised that no one has remarked on the similarities of the singer's voice to that of Dave Matthews.{#Whistle}
 

No, it's Avette (Sp?) Brothers....only more together vocally.  Nice stuff
Boy I bet the Avette (sp?) Brothers think the timing of these guys popularity sucks! 
The similarities end with the vocalist's timbre, imo.  I can't tolerate Dave Matthews Band — it's an insta-change for me.  This makes me want to fly away, though.  Love it.
I agree. They sound like Dave. Though I am not a huge fan of Mr. Matthews, I love Mumford & Sons!
A steader grower this CD.  Uplifting folk without being too faux jolly.
 dannyboy57 wrote:
I'm surprised that no one has remarked on the similarities of the singer's voice to that of Dave Matthews.{#Whistle}
 

It would be odd... If there were in fact similarities.
I saw these guys on Sunday night - Simply Phenomenal.  And dreamy
 dannyboy57 wrote:
I'm surprised that no one has remarked on the similarities of the singer's voice to that of Dave Matthews.{#Whistle}
 

Isn't it odd that I am in love with Mumford & Sons and I abhor Dave Matthews? Go figure ...
One of the most impressive albums of the year!
I'm surprised that no one has remarked on the similarities of the singer's voice to that of Dave Matthews.{#Whistle}

All this old people / young people talk here makes me laugh. Good music is good music and the age of the listener doesn't matter.

I've been loving Mumford & Sons ever since Bill and Rebecca started playing it. Yesterday, my daughter, age 20, posted the video for Little Lion Man by Mumford & Sons on Facebook with this comment:

          I am madly in love with this band, and most especially with this song. It gives me chills every time.



This one really got me {#Hearteyes} !

LOVE it!

10

cod celtic..........C   rubbish
 Moak wrote:
At first I thought you had to be a teenager, without the brain development to appreciate a variety of music.  But I see you were born in 1901, so you're just a cranky old man.

Stingray wrote:
What is this? Eclectic maybe - but certainly no ROCK! 
BORING!
 
 
{#Roflol}{#Roflol}{#Roflol}
 Moak wrote:
At first I thought you had to be a teenager, without the brain development to appreciate a variety of music.  But I see you were born in 1901, so you're just a cranky old man.

Stingray wrote:
What is this? Eclectic maybe - but certainly no ROCK! 
BORING!
 
 

1972!

Back to the barn with you!
Made me listen.  Made me look.  The Moj liketh. 
There's a quality to the singer's voice that at first made me think this was Passenger.

TAKE CARE - BIG HYPE!!!!


This may not be a favorite of mine but I tell ya, I wouldn't hear this anywhere but RP...hats off to you Bill.
 Moak wrote:
At first I thought you had to be a teenager, without the brain development to appreciate a variety of music.  But I see you were born in 1901, so you're just a cranky old man.

Stingray wrote:
What is this? Eclectic maybe - but certainly no ROCK! 
BORING!
 
 

{#Lol}


At first I thought you had to be a teenager, without the brain development to appreciate a variety of music.  But I see you were born in 1901, so you're just a cranky old man.

Stingray wrote:
What is this? Eclectic maybe - but certainly no ROCK! 
BORING!