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Sarah Jaffe — Clementine
Album: Suburban Nature
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Total ratings: 887









Released: 2010
Length: 4:41
Plays (last 30 days): 1
50 states
50 lines
50 crying all the time's
50 boys
50 lies
50 i'm gonna change my mind's
i changed my mind
i changed my mind
now i'm feeling different

we were young
we were young
we were young we didn't care
is it gone
is it gone
is it floating in the air?
i changed my mind
i changed my mind
now i'm feeling different

all that time, wasted
i wish i was a little more delicate
i wish my
i wish my
i wish my
i wish my
i wish my name was clementine

50 states
50 lines
50 crying all the time's
50 boys
50 lies
50 i'm gonna change my mind's
i changed my mind
i changed my mind
now i'm feeling different

we were young
we were young
we were young we didn't care
is it gone
is it gone
or floating in the air?
i changed my mind
i changed my mind
now i'm feeling different

all that time, wasted
i wish i was a little more delicate
i wish my
i wish my
i wish my
i wish my
i wish my name was clementine

oh all that time, wasted
i wish i was a little more delicate
i wish my
i wish my
i wish my
i wish my
i wish my name was clementine
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a hint of Missy Higgins...
i love the rythm of this song
I absolutely love Sarah Jaffe. She doesn't get enough airplay. Thanks for playing her songs, Bill.
I'm copy/pasting this from my comment on her other song on RP:

She did a really great PJ Harvey cover live with the Toadies (you remember them) a couple years back.  

Check it out: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=yJpPXfjXFmA 

little fish, big fish swimming in the water...
Digging this after first listen! Thanks
Like the cello work  in this, particularly the pizzicato ... complements her voice really well.

it is pizzicato, isn't it? 
Meet me in Montauk
 kingart wrote:
Nice song.
But...that guitar bridge sounds familiar. Similar too...  We can hear that in what other tune? I can't place it.  A Lord Huron cut?  
Help us out with the ear worm, anyone.  

 
Yes, Lord Huron.  BINGO!
Nice song.
But...that guitar bridge sounds familiar. Similar too...  We can hear that in what other tune? I can't place it.  A Lord Huron cut?  
Help us out with the ear worm, anyone.  
What is with all the Clementine since Oh My Darlin'? This, Elliot Smith, Megan Washington. Others?
I wonder if Grace VanderWaal has heard this song?
 
tempo (at least at the beginning) is really good
digging this, glad it's back
 coloradojohn wrote:
Yeah, pretty interesting things going on here. Like Kim Deal, Tonya Donnelly, Kathleen Edwards, Beth Orton &Kristin Hersch all in one

 
That's a pretty good cast of musical artists to be inspired by.
 michaelgmitchell wrote:
Really attractive album cover. Was she on A&E's 'Intervention'?

 
looks more like Suburban Nightmare than Suburban Nature
btw suburban nightmare is an actual affliction 
I think there's genius in the repeat.
Yeah, pretty interesting things going on here. Like Kim Deal, Tonya Donnelly, Kathleen Edwards, Beth Orton &Kristin Hersch all in one
Nice! 
Cute.
Catchy pop tune; 7-ish.
PSD, this is painfull... :(
Love this upbeat rhythm....she's got some real talent, and love her voice! {#Music}
Thought this was Regina Spektor. Glad I looked. 
AWESOME!
Love it. perfect for work or home.....even while driving :-)
Oh, oh, at first you flinch, this is not what i was expecting, but then you have to admit you wouldn't have it any other way
Excellent disguise of segue

(Edit) oh crap, this was supposed to refer to the next song, willie nelson with blue eyes crying in the rain. Sorry, don't hate me because I'm beautiful. Hate me because I'm stupid.
 
another waif.......{#Whisper} ( might grow)....{#Dance}
Got this song after just one listen on RP and it's now a regular sing-along in my house. My kids even like it.
 Cynaera wrote:

I love that - "Effortless and easy." I was hunting for a description, and this does it.  This is a really enjoyable song (I'm tired of writing "great" to describe a song, because it's become as cliché as "love" - could mean anything from a deep, heartfelt commitment to a verbal pat on the back.)

She's got a quirky vibrato and a tightly-controlled power - it's like any minute, if she were to unleash her voice, it would set off all the Geiger counters within a hundred-mile radius. {#Sunny}
 

miss you so much, Cynaera...

this song is good for the ears...
 
I like it!  An easy 8.   {#Clap}
 moxieandmore wrote:

+1
 

Right! Not 10! Eleven! Thank You, Sarah Jaffe!!! I love this Song so much!
 marcel wrote:
Beth Orton... Anyone...
 
+1
Beth Orton... Anyone...
I feel like the first time I heard Come As You Are on the local rock radio in 1991 with no awareness of Nirvana.

Thanks Bill and Rebecca 
 GirlFriday wrote:
Isn't she from Denton, Tx?
 
yep, and the solo cd's she passed out before this album were way better
 
 bachbeet wrote:
The more I hear her (and this song) the more I like her (and it).
 
I gotta go in the opposite direction, the more I hear it, the closer it gets to "nails on the blackboard".  Down to a 5.

 michaelgmitchell wrote:
Really attractive album cover. Was she on A&E's 'Intervention'?
 
She's cute in person.  Super adorable, actually.
Great song! Just saw Sarah Jaffe on her tour with Centro-Matic in June — both were excellent.  If you get a chance to see her, do it!
yes!

 
bachbeet wrote:
The more I hear her (and this song) the more I like her (and it).
 


 michaelgmitchell wrote:
Really attractive album cover. Was she on A&E's 'Intervention'?
 

yea, no kidding, that is truly dreadful.  But I like the song, though.

Yea, this is not working for me......yea......
Good Stuff
This is a terrific song, and Sarah Jaffe's delivery is perfect for it.
I will listen for other material from her.
Really attractive album cover. Was she on A&E's 'Intervention'?


Like it!

 Shesdifferent wrote:
Sounds a bit like Bree Sharp..
 

I hear a lot of the band "Clap Your Hands and Say Yeah" and bit of Andrew Bird, a bit of Nick Drake too.

9 {#Arrow} 10


Sounds a bit like Bree Sharp..
I like it.
This album cover reminds me of the Vampire Weekend album cover.  And I think another one.  Is it suddenly a new trend to have a bad polaroid for the cover photo? 
very catchy chorus: I wish mine, I wish mine, I wish mine, I wish mine name was Clementine! {#Whistle}
Isn't she from Denton, Tx?
{#Puke}
Change your voice, sister... and fire your photographer!!!
The more I hear her (and this song) the more I like her (and it).
 sfoster66 wrote:
Seriously check her out on the interwebz...holy crap, what a voice...so effortless and easy.
 
I love that - "Effortless and easy." I was hunting for a description, and this does it.  This is a really enjoyable song (I'm tired of writing "great" to describe a song, because it's become as cliché as "love" - could mean anything from a deep, heartfelt commitment to a verbal pat on the back.)

She's got a quirky vibrato and a tightly-controlled power - it's like any minute, if she were to unleash her voice, it would set off all the Geiger counters within a hundred-mile radius. {#Sunny}
A tuneful Beth Orton. Nice, 7.
Evertime I hear this artist I stop to look up who is singing. Very intriguing with a cool sound.
 bachbeet wrote:
First time I've heard her and I like it.
 
Me, too.  {#Clap}  
First time I've heard her and I like it.

Not bad! Good voice!  But a strange cover art!

First impression is good.  I really like her voice and tempo.  I'd like to hear more off this album.

 rdo wrote:

This is great, my first listen and I really like it.


 
Same for me.  Thanks again RP!

I first saw live her opening for Norah Jones (and I heard her on KXT).  I got her album (thanks what) and I uploaded this song to RP. It seems Rebecca liked it. I also saw her live yesterday (album release party). Clearly her songs sound much better live :)

I'm uploading Vulnerable and Swelling. I hope Rebecca likes those songs too :)

Love her voice!!!!!!!!

This is great, my first listen and I really like it.


Seriously check her out on the interwebz...holy crap, what a voice...so effortless and easy.
 dmax wrote:
Sounds like Toni Childs, whom I used to like quite a bit.
 
A lot like Toni Childs!  But with a little Kasey Chambers thrown in.

r-

Tom C.


Sounds like Toni Childs, whom I used to like quite a bit.
She could start a Violent Femmes cover band. That's not a bad thing.
 stevebeaver wrote:
First?
 
And second {#Jump}

Anyways, about the song, not bad, but quite plain...

*edit*: damn... I must type faster {#Cheesygrin}
 Decoy wrote:

I debated doing this...

 


Oldy but goody. (Dorky "first" thing, that is)
 stevebeaver wrote:
First?
 
So what??

 stevebeaver wrote:
First?
 
I debated doing this...

First?