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Metric — Blindness
Album: Fantasies
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7.1

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Total ratings: 1270









Released: 2009
Length: 4:15
Plays (last 30 days): 2
Send us a blindfold
Send us a blade
Tell the survivors
"Help is on the way"

I was a blindfold
Never complained
All the survivors
Singing in the rain

I was the one with
The world at my feet
Got us a battle
Leave it up to me

Find us a trapdoor
Find us a plane
Tell the survivors
"Help is on the way"

I was a blindfold
Who never complained
All the survivors
Singing in the rain

I was the one with
The world at my feet
Got us a battle
Leave it up to me

What it is and where it stops
Nobody knows
You gave me a life
I never chose
I wanna leave but the world
Won't let me go
Wanna leave but the world
Won't let me go

What it is and where it stops
Nobody knows
You gave me a life
I never chose
I wanna leave but the world
Won't let me go
Wanna leave but the world
Won't let me go

What it is and where it stops
Nobody knows
You gave me a life
I never chose
I wanna leave but the world
Won't let me go
Wanna leave but the world
Won't let me go

What it is and where it stops
Nobody knows
You gave me a life
I never chose

I was the one with
The world at my feet
Got us a battle
Leave it up to me

Leave it up to me
Leave it up to me
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From Canada EH!

www.youtube.com/watch?v=BWgApS...
 Egctheow wrote:

Thanks Ziggy :-)

I did ask. Thought that as the accent was on the first syllable, there would be no need to double the P

Regardless of Google results, you'd go with two Ps? It's so annoying now that the search results are tweaked to display what they think one wants to see based on their IP address or previous searches. I really don 't like it when the machines think in our place. I'd rather my mistakes to actually be mine.

And one from Tolstoï that I like, “Wrong does not cease to be wrong because the majority share in it.” and just to be clear, I agree with you I got it wrongish. It's just a quote I like :-)

 
That Leo was no dummy.  I also like the similar "Sanity is not statistical" from Orwell.  I think of that every time I see some poll pushing some social agenda and saying that 56% of people agree with this controversial but poorly worded statement, and therefore the 44% that didn't agree are obviously insane as well as any of their ilk that think like them.
 ziggytrix wrote:


I'm not sure if it's OSX or Chrome, but one of these programs is suggesting lollipoppy for the correct spelling for lollipopy...

Google returns about 280,000 results for lollipoppy vs about 141,000 results for lollipopy.

Based on that, I think you got it slightly wrongish. Sorry, but you did ask. 
 
Thanks Ziggy :-)

I did ask. Thought that as the accent was on the first syllable, there would be no need to double the P

Regardless of Google results, you'd go with two Ps? It's so annoying now that the search results are tweaked to display what they think one wants to see based on their IP address or previous searches. I really don 't like it when the machines think in our place. I'd rather my mistakes to actually be mine.

And one from Tolstoï that I like, “Wrong does not cease to be wrong because the majority share in it.” and just to be clear, I agree with you I got it wrongish. It's just a quote I like :-)

 Egctheow wrote:
P.S. If I'm going to make up a word that doesn't exist, I might as well write it properly. I went for one p in lollipoPy. What do you think?
P.P.S. One of my favourite portmanteau words is Fictionary :-)
 

I'm not sure if it's OSX or Chrome, but one of these programs is suggesting lollipoppy for the correct spelling for lollipopy...

Google returns about 280,000 results for lollipoppy vs about 141,000 results for lollipopy.

Based on that, I think you got it slightly wrongish. Sorry, but you did ask. 
I like the contrast between the gritty guitar sound and the lollipopy, sweet synthetic sounds at different times in the song. Cool :-)

P.S. If I'm going to make up a word that doesn't exist, I might as well write it properly. I went for one p in lollipoPy. What do you think?
P.P.S. One of my favourite portmanteau words is Fictionary :-)
Thanks Bill for introducing to me this amazing song and great band!
 flyboy50 wrote:
Echoes of KT Turnstall

 
Now that you mention it ... it does.  A rocked up version.  I dig this song.  When it gets going ... I am tapping my foot ...
 LizK wrote:

 I gotta ask....Which side?"

( In light of your comments on the entire page.)

 
Yes LizK, I realize that political humour is lost on most people including you.  Apologies for being so confusing with respect to the imperialist running dog streaming radio station out of California.  

My grandfather was a capo terrorist.  That should tell you "which side" in regards to the Nazi occupation I referenced earlier.

But LizK if you are well socialized proud American, you figure among some of the greatest ethnic cleansing, terrorist peoples of human history.
Echoes of KT Turnstall
 rdo wrote:

very funny, I am sure the people in the death camps are having a good laugh now.  You all can gang up on me all you want.  It wont shut me up.  Raising awareness about the planet's evils is the whole point of comment boards.  I stick to music but stuff like this cannot just go without rebuttal all the time. No one attacks the lefties like they attack me.  We have never heard the lefties criticize socialist regimes, and we have heard plenty of praise by them for dictators.  Cry all you want, and thanks for bumping my post.
 
Many dictatorships in the world are from right political side. Shut up if you can't understand that and stay informed 
I have seen Metric live just a few weeks ago and have to say this was one of the most amazing concert I've ever been to. Highly recommended. Such dedication and power.

If any of you has a chance to see them: Go do it!


 rdo wrote:

very funny, I am sure the people in the death camps are having a good laugh now.  You all can gang up on me all you want.  It wont shut me up.  Raising awareness about the planet's evils is the whole point of comment boards.  I stick to music but stuff like this cannot just go without rebuttal all the time. No one attacks the lefties like they attack me.  We have never heard the lefties criticize socialist regimes, and we have heard plenty of praise by them for dictators.  Cry all you want, and thanks for bumping my post.
 
Time jump, but I walked through  Auschwitz-Birkenau last month and don`t need glib comments to bring back those somber memories/ echoes.

Can we not stick to music in all its varied forms?  S'l vous plait?  
 alanthecowboy wrote:

Ha!  Not in Canada, though... We use Metric and SAE interchangeably, at least lots of folks do.  When I talk to people in Europe, they can't believe we use metric for a whole bunch of stuff, but our entire building trade is based in feet and inches.  I tend to use Celcius temperature measurement in the winter, and switch to Farhenheit during the summer.  We use Imperial measures for smaller length measurements (darts, horseshoes, sexual organs), and Metric for longer things, although lots of folks use miles, or a combination, depending on the circumstances.
 
Know why the Mars Climate Orbiter got lost?  One engineering team used metric, another English (SAE).  And here I thought the specs included standardization.  
 westslope wrote:
rdo:  I grew up listening to Nazi occupation stories.   Please shut up! 

As for this voice.  Man, is she hot! 

 
 I gotta ask....Which side?"

( In light of your comments on the entire page.)
"LEAVE IT UP TO ME!" 
 rdo wrote:

very funny, I am sure the people in the death camps are having a good laugh now.  You all can gang up on me all you want.  It wont shut me up.  Raising awareness about the planet's evils is the whole point of comment boards.  I stick to music but stuff like this cannot just go without rebuttal all the time. No one attacks the lefties like they attack me.  We have never heard the lefties criticize socialist regimes, and we have heard plenty of praise by them for dictators.  Cry all you want, and thanks for bumping my post.
 
RDO - i try to steer clear of your bombast... this is a music message board. You're unlikely to influence anyone' politics by unloading on the users of this board...

However, this statement:

"We have never heard the lefties criticize socialist regimes, and we have heard plenty of praise by them for dictators"

... is just about the dumbest thing I've heard you say in a while.
Love these cats...
 
Metric would have been HUGE in the 80s. 
I love them.  
Sing it Emily!
rdo:  I grew up listening to Nazi occupation stories.   Please shut up! 



As for this voice.  Man, is she hot! 
 Sweet_Virginia wrote:

RDO, you seriously need a humor transplant (implant?)....

 
very funny, I am sure the people in the death camps are having a good laugh now.  You all can gang up on me all you want.  It wont shut me up.  Raising awareness about the planet's evils is the whole point of comment boards.  I stick to music but stuff like this cannot just go without rebuttal all the time. No one attacks the lefties like they attack me.  We have never heard the lefties criticize socialist regimes, and we have heard plenty of praise by them for dictators.  Cry all you want, and thanks for bumping my post.
 rdo wrote:

In the socialist utopia of North Korea you will get sent to the death camps for being caught even listening to a radio music broadcast from Seoul.  What do you socialists have against freedom of expression anyway?  Trotsky was quite candid about this.  His thoughts were the people were childlike masses to be taught by supermen like him and Stalin.  What do you guys have against democracy anyway? 
 
RDO, you seriously need a humor transplant (implant?)....
 westslope wrote:

Such a way with words...  in this case very well put.  

Tabernac.  Yet again, the imperialist yankee running dog streaming music station out of northern California turns me on to a Canadian band that was hitherto unknown.   

The shame.  

 
In the socialist utopia of North Korea you will get sent to the death camps for being caught even listening to a radio music broadcast from Seoul.  What do you socialists have against freedom of expression anyway?  Trotsky was quite candid about this.  His thoughts were the people were childlike masses to be taught by supermen like him and Stalin.  What do you guys have against democracy anyway? 
 paradisepig wrote:
As a Mum not sure about the lyrics "you gave me a life I never chose" ? {#Sad}

 
Seems to me this is more nuanced than you assume. The world won't let me go says quite a lot that is missed by assuming that "you gave me a life I never chose" is the end of the story. I really like the way the instrumentals merge with her voice, which is rather unmistakable.
 fredriley wrote:
You can listen to most of the tracks on this album at the band website. And pretty damn good they are too. Another discovery courtesy of RP, and another debit on my plastic. 9 from the entranced Nottingham jury.

 
Such a way with words...  in this case very well put.  

Tabernac.  Yet again, the imperialist yankee running dog streaming music station out of northern California turns me on to a Canadian band that was hitherto unknown.   

The shame.  
very nice to hear floating in my clouds today ~~~ {#Music}
 shakitten wrote:
Awful, victimized and repetitive. Horrible.

  Quote from the bands official site ..Tour Gude.. Quote ..''This artist does not have any upcoming shows'' .... I wonder why ??
 dbng wrote:
That high pitch is literally making me ill....

 

Time for a chill pill?
For some reason I really like this! Bought the MP3 at Amazon. This Internet thing has advantages.
 paradisepig wrote:
As a Mum not sure about the lyrics "you gave me a life I never chose" ? {#Sad}

 
How about as a child?
That high pitch is literally making me ill....
Bill, can you add _(band) to wikipedia links to make things easier?
Like this: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Metric_(band)
:)
OMG she is singing my life!! Thanks for playing this....
As a Mum not sure about the lyrics "you gave me a life I never chose" ? {#Sad}
Shes so great i dont understand what happened on the last Album!!!
I really like her vocal stylings.
 
Surprised this has such a high rating. I find the refrain a bit obnoxious to the ears.
I love Emily Haines.
Love the lyrics
Awful, victimized and repetitive. Horrible.
{#Stop}  Ugh....do...not...like....
Lovely! {#Daisy}
Pretty good Yeah Yeah Yeahs imitation.
You can listen to most of the tracks on this album at the band website. And pretty damn good they are too. Another discovery courtesy of RP, and another debit on my plastic. 9 from the entranced Nottingham jury.
 Baby_M wrote:
They should entitle their next album Feet and Inches.
 
Well, I'd like to say that speaks volumes... but, clearly it doesn't! Hah!
 Cynaera wrote:
I love this song. Yes, it's repetitious, but anyone who's ever had a relationship should recognize that sometimes, only repetition can get a point across when the opposing mind is totally unreceptive.  I think this is a pretty darned good song.
 
OW! Nail on the head!
 Cynaera wrote:

Well, THAT'D confuse people rightly, wouldn't it? (I love it.)

 
Ha!  Not in Canada, though... We use Metric and SAE interchangeably, at least lots of folks do.  When I talk to people in Europe, they can't believe we use metric for a whole bunch of stuff, but our entire building trade is based in feet and inches.  I tend to use Celcius temperature measurement in the winter, and switch to Farhenheit during the summer.  We use Imperial measures for smaller length measurements (darts, horseshoes, sexual organs), and Metric for longer things, although lots of folks use miles, or a combination, depending on the circumstances.

This is far from "thinking (wo)man's music" but it's a fun album anyway.  Not much depth, but energy, passion, and a simple poppish goodness that tugs at the ear in all the best ways.
This album is so good. It really strikes the right balance for me in terms of raw rock, atmosphere, and melody. Love it.
 Baby_M wrote:
They should entitle their next album Feet and Inches.
 
Well, THAT'D confuse people rightly, wouldn't it? (I love it.)

They should entitle their next album Feet and Inches.
{#Dancingbanana}  Emily!  Rock on girl!!

 ufamsm wrote:
This song is how i survived my last bad breakup.

"What it is and where it stops, nobody knows / You gave me a life I never chose"
  I love this song. Yes, it's repetitious, but anyone who's ever had a relationship should recognize that sometimes, only repetition can get a point across when the opposing mind is totally unreceptive.  I think this is a pretty darned good song.


 ronniegirl wrote:

WAY too repetitive for me.


 
yeah... kindda agree with you... though the song is not toooo bad... probably the change of rhythm at the end that I liked

Well, here is another band that everyone loves that I just don't get it.{#No} *********sigh*********
i like this song!!!!!! yummy
Is anyone else hearing GLaDOS from Portal in her voice?
Love this one, not so thrilled by some of Metric's other output - any recommendations on similar Metric tunes would be much appreciated!


Officially lovin' them!
Voice reminded me of Suzanne Vega when the vocals started...
In Canada, we've all grown to love Metric!
I was really liking it until the tempo shifted.  Still, not bad.
Love the bass...

WAY too repetitive for me.


 Propayne wrote:
Great show and the singer is, well, she is a wonderful performer! 
 
{#Lol}
They played here in Richmond for the first time ever.

Great show and the singer is, well, she is a wonderful performer! 
 ufamsm wrote:

Really? Check out "Live it Out". Their 2nd album released, 3rd album recorded, is kind of where they start hitting their stride. I get flashbacks of the glory I expected from Garbage after they put out v.2.0!
 
 
Plenty of good tunes on "Old World Underground..." too.

Metric is starting to grow on me.  Good stuff!
I really like her voice.
Don't know how to describe it...  
"The world won't let me go." Now, there's a sentiment{#Frustrated} I can appreciate.
Cool. The first tune from this CD that hasn't made me gag.

Every song on this album is excellent.


 tutakea wrote:
nice one - must admit i´ve never heard of "metric" ...
 
Really? Check out "Live it Out". Their 2nd album released, 3rd album recorded, is kind of where they start hitting their stride. I get flashbacks of the glory I expected from Garbage after they put out v.2.0!
 
nice one - must admit i´ve never heard of "metric" ...
This song is how i survived my last bad breakup.

"What it is and where it stops, nobody knows / You gave me a life I never chose"
The moral of this tune is some of us can't read!  Isn't it nice that someone is looking out for us?!  99{#Drummer}