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James Yuill — No Surprise (Earth Version)
Album: No Surprise (single)
Avg rating:
7.1

Your rating:
Total ratings: 1206









Released: 2009
Length: 3:57
Plays (last 30 days): 1
If you need me, I will run to you
And if you call me out of the blue I will run to catch you as you fall on me
And it's no surprise that you'll soon forget about me

So slow it down
Take it easy

If you want me, I will be right here
And if you love me you will notice me here

But it's no surprise that your eyse are crying my name
And it's no surprise that your eyes are seeing the same

So slow it down
Take it easy

So slow it down
Take it easy
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 Rainer_K wrote:
 bertbakker wrote:
Almost a copy of Cavier Rudd's Follow the sun
 Well, the interesting thing here is that Cavier Rudd released "Follow the sun" in 2012, whilst this song was released in 2009. So it's the other way 'round :P

 
Xavier, not Cavier.  Sheesh.
 bertbakker wrote:
Almost a copy of Cavier Rudd's Follow the sun
 Well, the interesting thing here is that Cavier Rudd released "Follow the sun" in 2012, whilst this song was released in 2009. So it's the other way 'round :P

Almost a copy of Cavier Rudd's Follow the sun
It's a 9 for me. Gives me all the feels. 
beautiful. 
Just upped to a 9!
 LinThizzy wrote:
expert recording, guitar and use of mixed time signatures......simply beautiful, surely beats Leonard and Michael Cohen.
 
ya man, i loved the big lebowski. {#Chillpill}
expert recording, guitar and use of mixed time signatures......simply beautiful, surely beats Leonard and Michael Cohen.
hmmm just average.
 
 umi4paradise wrote:
I purchased the CD, but the "earth version" is not part of it. Only an electronic version much worse.
Anyone with an idea how to get one Bill plays on RP? 

 
I'd drop him a line via e-mail...
 umi4paradise wrote:
I purchased the CD, but the "earth version" is not part of it. Only an electronic version much worse.
Anyone with an idea how to get one Bill plays on RP? 

 
I hate that.
 umi4paradise wrote:
I purchased the CD, but the "earth version" is not part of it. Only an electronic version much worse.
Anyone with an idea how to get one Bill plays on RP? 

 
It's on Spotify.
always puts a smile on my face{#Cheesygrin}
I purchased the CD, but the "earth version" is not part of it. Only an electronic version much worse.
Anyone with an idea how to get one Bill plays on RP? 
Slow Surprise.
Heard it a hundred times here at RP (not familiar with whatever commercial it might have been in), there are 606 ratings so far... And I've never come to see who it is. I like it fine, but that sort of requires me to knock it down a peg. So 6.
it has something of "On my way", doesn't it ?
 sajitjacob wrote:
Arrghh!! why do giant financial institutions always take great tunes and destroy them in advertising campaigns designed to make us love them? No No no, my eyes will never cry your name you corporate b*****d.

 
Was this song used in some advertisement?  I've only heard this song here, well, so far, anyhow.
 rdo wrote:

Yeah, cuz buying stuff and selling stuff and having jobs and food and a living wage is just such a bad thing..no way we would ever want a song asociated with sumtin like that!
 
Just go and see the artist and buy their cd on site if they are still playing small gigs. This goes straight to them. 2nd best is to buy via Bill's service and he benefits a 'tich too.
 leite wrote:
good night from Oporto - Portugal

 
And a good night from Tevere Vancouver too.
 MacCool wrote:
Xavier Rudd's "Follow The Sun" sounds very similar to this wonderful tune.



 
Was just about to write this.
 
this is just lovely
good night from Oporto - Portugal
Xavier Rudd's "Follow The Sun" sounds very similar to this wonderful tune.


Simple yet effective tune.
Reminds me of early James Taylor but less homespun.

Whazzup with  rdo?  Sheesh............ 
 Carl wrote:

Probably because the artist sold the right to do so because the artist needs the money because it's so hard to make a decent living writing and recording songs, unless you happen to be one of those few lucky or otherwise blessed artists connected to a major label that takes its lion's share of your flesh before giving you whatever scraps are left, which in a few cases are many because you were lucky enough to have been promoted heavily regardless of your relative talent.

BTW, I will go out of my way to avoid corporations that exploit great songs for their advertising—although that may not really be fair to the artist.

 
Yeah, cuz buying stuff and selling stuff and having jobs and food and a living wage is just such a bad thing..no way we would ever want a song asociated with sumtin like that!
:)
 sajitjacob wrote:
Arrghh!! why do giant financial institutions always take great tunes and destroy them in advertising campaigns designed to make us love them? No No no, my eyes will never cry your name you corporate b*****d.
 
Probably because the artist sold the right to do so because the artist needs the money because it's so hard to make a decent living writing and recording songs, unless you happen to be one of those few lucky or otherwise blessed artists connected to a major label that takes its lion's share of your flesh before giving you whatever scraps are left, which in a few cases are many because you were lucky enough to have been promoted heavily regardless of your relative talent.

BTW, I will go out of my way to avoid corporations that exploit great songs for their advertising—although that may not really be fair to the artist.
I like this song.
Arrghh!! why do giant financial institutions always take great tunes and destroy them in advertising campaigns designed to make us love them? No No no, my eyes will never cry your name you corporate b*****d.
 NeuroGeek wrote:

You've obviously never met my cats.
 



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 Cynaera wrote:

I was asked, "Would you rather face a pit of snakes, or a pit of spiders?" After getting past the whole ICK factor, I realized that while I don't have a problem with spiders (I'll capture one and take it outside rather than obliterate it), if faced with a pit of something, I'd rather have the snakes. They're bigger, more predictable, and they have eyes I can see. And actually, snakes are cleaner than most humans. Yeah, they slither. I know certain villainous humans who slither even better than a snake and are a lot less personable.

The bottom line to this is: One can fit more spiders than snakes into a pit, and spiders are quicker. I'm sorry about your snake-phobia, but you're not alone. My phobia is snake-like people who slither through the system, inject their poison undetected, and live to slither another day. Animal and reptile-kind are NOT the enemy against which we should be on guard. {#Daisy}
 

I hear ya. It's visceral for me. Frankly, the human "snakes" do real snakes an injustice. Give me a real snake any day. . . just don't ask me to touch it.
 Stingray wrote:
Kitty-music!
 
You've obviously never met my cats.
 Cynaera wrote:

If those other souls choose to follow the stronger souls.  I'm totally fine with letting them metaphorically stomp the tall grass, hack down the snaggy branches, and toss the poisonous snakes far away so I can have an easier time of navigating this path called life.  Still - there are some things even the strongest souls can't do - and especially not FOR someone else. As Jackson Browne said, "In the end, there is one dance you'll do alone."  Not doing that dance yet. And oh! I have a machete, so I can do my share of hacking down snaggy branches.

I sorta love your words.  Thank you for sharing them. {#Daisy}
  Another classic Cynaera song comment.  Ann, you are missed, and who would know how soon you'd "do that dance"?


I have this on my MP3 player, and it really got me through some tough times at work. I can't help but rate it a 10 - anything that saves my sanity or my life gets a ten automatically.
 Cynaera wrote:

 
Animal and reptile-kind are NOT the enemy against which we should be on guard. {#Daisy}

 
Ain't that the truth!
 zogma wrote:
Don't know why, but the instrumental sounds like an endlessly repeating Apple ad.
 

TIme to watch less TV.   
 Webfoot wrote:


Love this song.  Snakes give me the creeps.
 
I was asked, "Would you rather face a pit of snakes, or a pit of spiders?" After getting past the whole ICK factor, I realized that while I don't have a problem with spiders (I'll capture one and take it outside rather than obliterate it), if faced with a pit of something, I'd rather have the snakes. They're bigger, more predictable, and they have eyes I can see. And actually, snakes are cleaner than most humans. Yeah, they slither. I know certain villainous humans who slither even better than a snake and are a lot less personable.

The bottom line to this is: One can fit more spiders than snakes into a pit, and spiders are quicker. I'm sorry about your snake-phobia, but you're not alone. My phobia is snake-like people who slither through the system, inject their poison undetected, and live to slither another day. Animal and reptile-kind are NOT the enemy against which we should be on guard. {#Daisy}
 socalhol wrote:

Who does it originally??  AMG does not credit a composer.  I thought this sounded like a Brian Eno song, but I don't see it on AMG's list of songs he's done....  {#Stupid}
 

It's always been yuill. the song first appeared on his earlier "turning down water for air' and was titled just 'no suprise'

Kitty-music!
 Cynaera wrote:

If those other souls choose to follow the stronger souls.  I'm totally fine with letting them metaphorically stomp the tall grass, hack down the snaggy branches, and toss the poisonous snakes far away so I can have an easier time of navigating this path called life.  Still - there are some things even the strongest souls can't do - and especially not FOR someone else. As Jackson Browne said, "In the end, there is one dance you'll do alone."  Not doing that dance yet. And oh! I have a machete, so I can do my share of hacking down snaggy branches.

I sorta love your words.  Thank you for sharing them. {#Daisy}
 

Love this song.  Snakes give me the creeps.
Very soft set for early in the morning in the US!
 PA1749 wrote:


The stronger souls choose the harder paths so that everyone can make the journey...
 
If those other souls choose to follow the stronger souls.  I'm totally fine with letting them metaphorically stomp the tall grass, hack down the snaggy branches, and toss the poisonous snakes far away so I can have an easier time of navigating this path called life.  Still - there are some things even the strongest souls can't do - and especially not FOR someone else. As Jackson Browne said, "In the end, there is one dance you'll do alone."  Not doing that dance yet. And oh! I have a machete, so I can do my share of hacking down snaggy branches.

I sorta love your words.  Thank you for sharing them. {#Daisy}
 brianbf1986 wrote:
That's heavy stuff there friend, but I can relate totally. Music is amazing isn't it?

 
Cynaera wrote:
Bumping it to a 9. And how sad is that - that my life needs a song like this to make me not have nightmares, obsess over daily problems, and worry that I might not be able to save a life?

I love this song. It pulls my focus back to where it should be, and puts a silly grin on my face in the process.

Nine,for now, but I'm betting that the way things are going, it'll escalate to a 10 soon. Why does life have to be so hard?
 
 
brianbf1986 - too true.  I think the worst times in my life were when I didn't have music to help me get through them.  I made it, but it wasn't pretty.  I guess I just need to remind myself to sing, dance, laugh, and have music as a mainstay in my life.  Thanks for the wise words! {#Hug}
Nice tune.{#Music}
 EthanAK1 wrote:
I really like this song.  Each time I hear it I try and go buy it, only to find (again) I can't.  RP has me too used to instant gratification!  ...these are good problems to have... {#Angel}
 
Amazon has this track for sale as a download here

And NOW I understand the previous post about the "original version" — this song is not a remake of another person's song, but rather a "remix version" of his original (of which there are several remix versions).  Alas I was exposed to this Earth Version first, so I prefer it over the original...

 brianbf1986 wrote:
That's heavy stuff there friend, but I can relate totally. Music is amazing isn't it?

 
Cynaera wrote:
Bumping it to a 9. And how sad is that - that my life needs a song like this to make me not have nightmares, obsess over daily problems, and worry that I might not be able to save a life?

I love this song. It pulls my focus back to where it should be, and puts a silly grin on my face in the process.

Nine,for now, but I'm betting that the way things are going, it'll escalate to a 10 soon. Why does life have to be so hard?
 
 

The stronger souls choose the harder paths so that everyone can make the journey...
I really like this song.  Each time I hear it I try and go buy it, only to find (again) I can't.  RP has me too used to instant gratification!  ...these are good problems to have... {#Angel}
Had the same thought - Eno

socalhol wrote:

Who does it originally??  AMG does not credit a composer.  I thought this sounded like a Brian Eno song, but I don't see it on AMG's list of songs he's done....  {#Stupid}
 


That's heavy stuff there friend, but I can relate totally. Music is amazing isn't it?

 
Cynaera wrote:
Bumping it to a 9. And how sad is that - that my life needs a song like this to make me not have nightmares, obsess over daily problems, and worry that I might not be able to save a life?

I love this song. It pulls my focus back to where it should be, and puts a silly grin on my face in the process.

Nine,for now, but I'm betting that the way things are going, it'll escalate to a 10 soon. Why does life have to be so hard?
 


 Cynaera wrote:
Bumping it to a 9. And how sad is that - that my life needs a song like this to make me not have nightmares, obsess over daily problems, and worry that I might not be able to save a life?

I love this song. It pulls my focus back to where it should be, and puts a silly grin on my face in the process.

Nine,for now, but I'm betting that the way things are going, it'll escalate to a 10 soon. Why does life have to be so hard?
 
yup, i'm grinnin' too!
Alright everybody... get ready... real fast clap... now!
Slow it down, take it easy, .......I like it.

Gilmourish voice..


 Snorfalorpagus wrote:
The original version of this is worth a 7 or 8, but this gets a 5. The original is nice because it's simple.
 
Who does it originally??  AMG does not credit a composer.  I thought this sounded like a Brian Eno song, but I don't see it on AMG's list of songs he's done....  {#Stupid}
I am getting ready to roock ,
I'm sitting here at the end of the day grading test; this is the perfect song.
For whatever reason, I thought this was Blitzen Trapper. 
The original version of this is worth a 7 or 8, but this gets a 5. The original is nice because it's simple.
Reminds me of Lou Barlow. I like it.
Bumping it to a 9. And how sad is that - that my life needs a song like this to make me not have nightmares, obsess over daily problems, and worry that I might not be able to save a life?

I love this song. It pulls my focus back to where it should be, and puts a silly grin on my face in the process.

Nine,for now, but I'm betting that the way things are going, it'll escalate to a 10 soon. Why does life have to be so hard?
started out rather nicely, got a bit too busy with the melody before the singing, but all in all it is okay.I'll reserve a rating until i hear it a few more times.
Very bland song that does absolutely nothing for me.

Reminds me of Elliot Smith, nothing wrong with that!{#Cheers}


first heard james open for M83 in san diego at the belly up - great to hear him on RP
Don't know why, but the instrumental sounds like an endlessly repeating Apple ad.
I really love this song!  It's been an emotional day, so this is rather calming. Slow it down... Yeah. I think I will... {#Sunny}
 More_Cowbell wrote:
Oh, I heard the Mars version already, so anxious to hear the Earth version.
 
{#Lol}

lovely!
Oh, I heard the Mars version already, so anxious to hear the Earth version.