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KT Tunstall — Lost
Album: Tiger Suit
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Released: 2010
Length: 4:39
Plays (last 30 days): 0
Following my nose
A detective with no lead
Only my dreams know
What's got into me
I run by your side
But I'm out of breath
Lower than the sea
And it's killing me
And it's killing me

If I choose to go with the way I'm feeling
Does it really mean that's the way it is
Is it just a trick that my eyes are playing on my mind
Following the passage of least resistance
Following the pack just to pass the gate
It's a little late for a change of plan
Don't you think?

I got lost following you,
Following you

There's a camaraderie
In a number for my chest
Do this and do that
And forget the rest
But as the tide retreats
It's showing me the shore
There's danger going deeper
But I can't be here anymore
Can't be here anymore

If I choose to go with the way I'm feeling
Does it really mean that's the way it is
Is it just a trick that my eyes are playing on my mind
Following the passage of least resistance
Following the pack just to pass the gate
It's a little late for a change of plan
Don't you think?

I got lost following you

What did I do that for?
Am I an idiot?
What did I do that for?
Am I an idiot?
What did I do that, do that for

I run by your side
But I'm out of breath
And it's killing me
And it's killing me

If I choose to go with the way I'm feeling
Does it really mean that's the way it is
Is it just a trick that my eyes are playing on my mind
Following the passage of least resistance
Following the pack just to pass the gate
It's a little late for a change of plan
Don't you think?

I got lost following you
Time could have stopped
And I never knew
I got lost following you
Following you
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ok ok  
  I will.. I guess I got lost... westslope wrote:

Now, now.  Focus on the road 1wolfy!    {#Cheesygrin}
 
I really like KT, but this isn’t her best work...
 gemtag wrote:
For some reason I really like this song.

Think it's because I'm an idiot  

 
I like it too.  We aren't.
Possibly the most vacuous pointless song ever to appear on RP.
 clwguy wrote:
the one's who spew nonsense like this are usually the ones who are most guilty and end up getting arrested for sex with teenage boys.

horstman
(Syracuse, New York)
Posted: Feb 25, 2011 - 16:22
 

 
I thought contaminated blood caused AIDS. Idiot!

 

Instead of concentrating cynically on what you think is missing in the track, why don't you focus positively on the qualities it has? Is that not a better idea? She's a good singer and songwriter. I for one don't appreciate your negativity. Especially that low down shit. 
 
the one's who spew nonsense like this are usually the ones who are most guilty and end up getting arrested for sex with teenage boys.

horstman
(Syracuse, New York)
Posted: Feb 25, 2011 - 16:22
 

 mvanderford60 wrote:
OK, I tried.  Can't stand her.  Would it kill her to hire a rhythm section or a guitar player?  Didn't this brainless synth disco cause AIDS?  Make it stop.
  
I thought contaminated blood caused AIDS. Idiot!
 1wolfy wrote:
{#Hearteyes} KT

 
Now, now.  Focus on the road 1wolfy!    {#Cheesygrin}
This is growing on me. Glad to have recently seen her here in a small 300-seat venue.
 Webfoot wrote:
KT twice today, but that's okay with me.

 
..... and me 
KT twice today, but that's okay with me.
No comments in over a year. Ending that now.
please play jakes bugg 'fallin'
 {#Cheers}camatcba wrote:
{#Cheers}

 


{#Cheers}
ansugon wrote:
fredriley wrote:
Maybe she'll write a song titled, "From hell's heart I stab at thee".
We can only hope.


KHAAAAAAAAN!
And here was me thinking it was Captain Ahab, albeit looking a lot like Gregory Peck.
I like that her sweater reflects tiger stripes, i.e. the album name. Have I dunk too much wine? Pretty good song, though played a lot. 
 ansugon wrote:
 fredriley wrote:
Maybe she'll write a song titled, "From hell's heart I stab at thee".  
We can only hope.
 

KHAAAAAAAAN!

I THINK I COULD TRULY APPRECIATE THIS EXCEPT THAT G. H. TUNE 20 MINUTES AGO

THAT MAKES IT HARD TO APPRECIATE ANYTHING ELSE EVEN
WHEN I'M HIGH.

Wow, lovely, amazing  voice and I have gotten lost following you............never again  
Please Bill, I don't care for kittens. Please continue playing this song!!
 christopherwoods wrote:

You may be amused to know that she's recorded a track called Shanty of the Whale (a cappella) which, after a couple of listens, is quite a beautiful, haunting piece of music.
 
After seeing the post from fredriley I couldn't resist using one of the greatest literary references for everyday speech.  I wasn't aware of the "Shanty of the Whale"; thanks for the pointer.  I agree with what you say.  I'd add that lyrically it's a very smart song.  I think she's one those artists who really benefits from songs that push her voice to the front and are stripped down musically.  Unfortunately, some of her really smart lyrics get lost, IMHO, with overly-produced, "pop"y releases.
 ansugon wrote:
 fredriley wrote:

Substitute "male" for "female" in that sexist rant and see how it reads. If you can't tell one female singer from another you want to get your ears tested. KT Tunstall has a distinctive voice which is easily recognised.

I just noticed your reference to "whaling". Now that's something I've not come across in song backgrounds before.

Moby Dick picture
 
Maybe she'll write a song titled, "From hell's heart I stab at thee".  
We can only hope.
 
You may be amused to know that she's recorded a track called Shanty of the Whale (a cappella) which, after a couple of listens, is quite a beautiful, haunting piece of music.

She's known for being a singer and guitarist but on her recent solo tour she performed this track on the piano. I'm not ashamed to say it was one of the most moving performances I've ever had the privilege to enjoy.

If you think she's just another singer/songwriter, with the greatest of respect and without prejudice, you couldn't be more wrong. (And that voice! Such a voice.)

 fredriley wrote:

Substitute "male" for "female" in that sexist rant and see how it reads. If you can't tell one female singer from another you want to get your ears tested. KT Tunstall has a distinctive voice which is easily recognised.

I just noticed your reference to "whaling". Now that's something I've not come across in song backgrounds before.

Moby Dick picture
 
Maybe she'll write a song titled, "From hell's heart I stab at thee".  
We can only hope.


yup wolfie,   Sounds good to me on this first listen.

 

fred,  as always, thanks for the chuckles.  -hehe-


I am into this {#Daisy}
 sronis wrote:
It actually started quite OK but round that idiot part it started to really lose composure. This happens on many of her songs...
 

She got lost. . .
 sonofsun wrote:
What I can't stand about this song is the whaling part in the background. It is becoming quite difficult to identify female artists as they can sound very similar. This whiny dirge is no different to many other female artists.
 
Substitute "male" for "female" in that sexist rant and see how it reads. If you can't tell one female singer from another you want to get your ears tested. KT Tunstall has a distinctive voice which is easily recognised.

I just noticed your reference to "whaling". Now that's something I've not come across in song backgrounds before.

Moby Dick picture

Free. So more air in that song. Like it!
Sounds like half a million other crap songs.  Bring on the sleepfest.   zzzzzzz
It actually started quite OK but round that idiot part it started to really lose composure. This happens on many of her songs...
actually I LIKED the iiiiiddddddiiiiiiiiiooooottttt part... {#Lol}
What I can't stand about this song is the whaling part in the background. It is becoming quite difficult to identify female artists as they can sound very similar. This whiny dirge is no different to many other female artists.
For some reason I really like this song.

Think it's because I'm an idiot  
Just above the average song on the radio. Thank you Radio Paradise!
 
{#Hearteyes} KT
Free and easy. Like it.
Every time you play this song a ninja chops off the head of a kitten and doesn't even care. Please, Bill, think of the kittens.
 fredriley wrote:

I'd certainly react like a foolish lovelorn teenager were I to see her in the flesh, I'm sure, particularly if she's wearing that outfit from the Drastic Fantastic cover {#Hearteyes}. She's playing a couple of music festivals in Scotland this summer which I might be tempted to. The Hebceltfest in Stornaway is especially appealing.
 
Just for Fred. . . 

 
Hearing/Seeing is believing..this woman has it going on !   I think her career will continue to blossom.


 dyharenas wrote:
I agree Fred, but I'm still reacting like a foolish teenager when I hear her...this is probably one of the best cuts on this album.
 
I'd certainly react like a foolish lovelorn teenager were I to see her in the flesh, I'm sure, particularly if she's wearing that outfit from the Drastic Fantastic cover {#Hearteyes}. She's playing a couple of music festivals in Scotland this summer which I might be tempted to. The Hebceltfest in Stornaway is especially appealing.

I don't know why you all complain. This song is perfect for a broken heart.
 crispynz1 wrote:
This is hideous!

I agree and can't understand the high average rating. . . 


This is hideous!
you certainly seem to remember those days very well, mvanderford60. so many nights of being in the loo on all fours with your face planted against the wall how could you forget? you were one of the lucky ones.

 
mvanderford60 wrote:

Agreed! Its the production, not the artist —

And horstman - it must be nice not to remember the pretty boys sneaking off to the club loo with a handful of poppers while that disco played on and on and on - then the funerals day after day -  epidemiology has many dimensions.  
 

 shutter wrote:
Idunno, this one's grown on me. I like this song. Has a nice vibe to it. Nothing spectacular but it's catchy.
 

The whole CD is that way.  Very good.
Idunno, this one's grown on me. I like this song. Has a nice vibe to it. Nothing spectacular but it's catchy.
I've got tickets to see her at House of Blues Orange County next month.  I'm looking forward to it.
Seriously, Bill. This song is terrible. Please play it only when I am not listening.
7{#Arrowu}8{#Heartkiss}
 fredriley wrote:

If it's the synth-pop that's getting on your nerves, try listening to her first two albums which are just her with a guitar, a raw voice, and a backing band. No synth, no over-production, no nothin' - just pure KT. I'm a real fan of the old KT of those albums, and not so much of a fan of her new MOR-ish incarnation. She just doesn't come across with the same feeling as she did before. IMO.
 
Agreed! Its the production, not the artist —

And horstman - it must be nice not to remember the pretty boys sneaking off to the club loo with a handful of poppers while that disco played on and on and on - then the funerals day after day -  epidemiology has many dimensions.  
 fredriley wrote:

If it's the synth-pop that's getting on your nerves, try listening to her first two albums which are just her with a guitar, a raw voice, and a backing band. No synth, no over-production, no nothin' - just pure KT. I'm a real fan of the old KT of those albums, and not so much of a fan of her new MOR-ish incarnation. She just doesn't come across with the same feeling as she did before. IMO.

 

I agree Fred, but I'm still reacting like a foolish teenager when I hear her...this is probably one of the best cuts on this album.

7 {#Arrow} 8

 mvanderford60 wrote:
OK, I tried.  Can't stand her.  Would it kill her to hire a rhythm section or a guitar player?  Didn't this brainless synth disco cause AIDS?  Make it stop.
 
If it's the synth-pop that's getting on your nerves, try listening to her first two albums which are just her with a guitar, a raw voice, and a backing band. No synth, no over-production, no nothin' - just pure KT. I'm a real fan of the old KT of those albums, and not so much of a fan of her new MOR-ish incarnation. She just doesn't come across with the same feeling as she did before. IMO.

Restraint, expectancy, and then subtle satisfaction.
I like this. 
 mvanderford60 wrote:
OK, I tried.  Can't stand her.  Would it kill her to hire a rhythm section or a guitar player?  Didn't this brainless synth disco cause AIDS?  Make it stop.
 
I thought contaminated blood caused AIDS. Idiot!

Just the one opening note sounded like Stevie Nicks. Not disappointed though. 9.

 sbegf wrote:

Very true, unfortunately that is in her play list along with lady gaga...in can be very taxing when she is in the car and I let her create her own pandora station.....ha.

 
Your parents may have had similar reactions to your tastes in music when you were an adolescent...or, maybe not.

Just how many syllables are there in idiot?  Somehow KT found 6.  {#Stupid}
KT Tunstall's songs always feel overwrought and adolescent to me. 
Sorry - no axe to grind here... just don't like her music.
 bam23 wrote:

Let's see. If you were 12 and heard the Beatles, would you like them, and thus consign that group to some sort of teeny bopper dump (from your present perspective)? I remember when Rolling Stones songs were Top 40. Maybe that says more about the cluttering of the airwaves than the quality of the music.
 
Back in the 60s you could hear the Stones, the Beatles, the Who, Aretha Franklin, Otis Redding, Motown artists, and all kind of other stuff on Top 40 radio in addition to pop and "bubblegum" music.  I didn't consider the airwaves cluttered at all.

OK, I tried.  Can't stand her.  Would it kill her to hire a rhythm section or a guitar player?  Didn't this brainless synth disco cause AIDS?  Make it stop.
The least Tunstally thing I've heard from Ms Tunstall. Not as interesting as some of her other songs.
 guielmo wrote:
Get Lost!
 

I am...
i don't like her much, but this song is really helping me this morning.
Get Lost!
This young woman's music strikes a chord with me.  She's got it...ya baby she's got it     {#Flamed}
Not sure why I like this song so much...  I don't even know if the song is that great.

I do know that I already liked KT and this seems to show some serious maturation.  Maybe that's what I love so much... 
Ah such a bitersweet adventurous feel in this, love it.

 -Nathan (the Ghostbirds)
A little Coldplay-ish
 dyharenas wrote:
pendejo
 
Might that be pinche, tambien? ;^)

I know nothing, at present, about the cover of album Tiger. But I like it, is much more "in line" with the profile of the person of KT. There is explicit that it is a picture of KT, but may be even younger. But then, I might add that after the inappropriate and tasteless cover of the album "Drastic Frantastic" which transports us to an environment style "tabloid-fashion ", which in no way favors the artist. It was time to simplify things. Sometimes, more you want to do a "dummy " very elaborate, worse, i think. 
About Studio Albums: 2004: Eye to the Telescope 2007: Drastic Fantastic,  2010: Tiger Suit. I think that's a sensible and prudent artist KT, not give the impulse to "bill in a hurry", or by pressure from publishers to monetize success (to monetize the fish!), but let the projects mature, give it time. Sometimes creativity takes time, meditation, and then the ideas come with  work. So I think how very important these time intervals, ie in the case of KT, the third in three years. Creating music and songs, this is not making soaps with various flavors ......

Foot wrote:

This photo from 2005 and the album cover of Tiger Suit.  One question - same person?  She sure is aging gracefully!
 

 bam23 wrote:

Let's see. If you were 12 and heard the Beatles, would you like them, and thus consign that group to some sort of teeny bopper dump (from your present perspective)? I remember when Rolling Stones songs were Top 40. Maybe that says more about the cluttering of the airwaves than the quality of the music.
 
I saw The Beatles when I WAS 12! First concert. Birthday present from my Dad. Ticket's were $6 if memory serves me well. Older brother got conned into taking me, as long as Dad bought a ticket for his girlfriend to come along. He wouldn't let me sit w/them either. 12 yrs old in a stadium alone basically, screaming my head off to the most magical of mystery tours I've been on. Still blown away by the band 45 yrs later. Kept every thing from the concert too, the banner, the color photo album book, and the ticket stub. Good times.
btw-I really enjoy KT 
 calypsus_1 wrote:

This photo from 2005 and the album cover of Tiger Suit.  One question - same person?  She sure is aging gracefully!

KT-13.JPG by Bryan Ledgard
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ledgard/

K.T. Tunstall

This photo was taken on July 29, 2005 in Cherry Hinton, Cambridge, England, GB, using a Nikon D70.

Copyright All rights reserved

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KT-13.JPG by Bryan Ledgard
https://www.flickr.com/photos/ledgard/

K.T. Tunstall

This photo was taken on July 29, 2005 in Cherry Hinton, Cambridge, England, GB, using a Nikon D70.

Copyright All rights reserved

.


Lost and at sea
 bam23 wrote:

Let's see. If you were 12 and heard the Beatles, would you like them, and thus consign that group to some sort of teeny bopper dump (from your present perspective)? I remember when Rolling Stones songs were Top 40. Maybe that says more about the cluttering of the airwaves than the quality of the music.
 
Interesting question, I guess my present perspective to teeny bopper music is slighlty akin to this sounds in this song, but most likely this song will hold up much better over time...

 k_trout wrote:
what a talent
 
{#Yes}

 Stingray wrote:
The bullshit continues - eleventh coming!!!
(In a row)!!!

HOW TERRIBLE A SONG!
 
pendejo

Woman is starting to get into my tiger suit
No Sir!! Please, Bill, come on with some good music!
Hm, not really loving this song. Doesn't sound uniquely KT.
The bullshit continues - eleventh coming!!!
(In a row)!!!

HOW TERRIBLE A SONG!
I was waiting, when this song really starts. Something was missing.
 sbegf wrote:
I don''t know...I like KT, but this sort of sounds like something my 12 year old daughter would like..
 
Let's see. If you were 12 and heard the Beatles, would you like them, and thus consign that group to some sort of teeny bopper dump (from your present perspective)? I remember when Rolling Stones songs were Top 40. Maybe that says more about the cluttering of the airwaves than the quality of the music.
 gandalfbmg wrote:


Better they like this than Taylor Swift...
 
Very true, unfortunately that is in her play list along with lady gaga...in can be very taxing when she is in the car and I let her create her own pandora station.....ha.

In the running for record of the year. Well done KT!
Kind of Dido-ish vocal treatment in the chorus
 Dalebarely wrote:

I love KT ... I gather you don't listen much. She is attempting something different here, but her other albums are absolutely as commercial and 'poppy' as this one, which is to say, not at all by the current definition of commercial pop. She never gets much play on over the air radio, but if Drastic Fantastic had come out in the mid 90s, it would have produced a string of top 10 singles. 
 
I've got her first two CDs and have grown to love them, but from what I've heard of this on RP I'm not as taken with the latest CD. It's very polished and well-produced, and I hope it brings her commercial success, but she's gone a bit too MOR for my liking. I'll buy the CD as it's nice enough, but it isn't special as her earlier CDs were. 6 from the Nottingham jury.

Completely ignoring the very clever and incisive lyrics KT's songs usually have, I love this piece. So many hidden meanings - as someone else said, more layers of the onion.

Musically, the track slowly and lovingly wraps itself round you and gently squeezes. I adore the way it slowly but steadily builds to a more upbeat middle section before doing the inverse, delicately slowing to a plaintive ending.

But then, I'll ne'er hear a bad word said about any of her songs - one of my all-time favourite artists. Cracking choice.



 sbegf wrote:
I don''t know...I like KT, but this sort of sounds like something my 12 year old daughter would like..
 

Better they like this than Taylor Swift...
I don''t know...I like KT, but this sort of sounds like something my 12 year old daughter would like..
Dang, I just missed it.  This CD is on my wishlist for my birthday; hope I get it! {#Daisy}
I'm hearing a more mature sound for KT here.  Nothing wrong with that, more layers of the onion to peel I reckon.
Regina Spektor - Lost
KT Tunstall - Better
 


Yes,  I agree.  A lot of her music seems to have shades of Stevie  thelester wrote:
Something about this reminds me of Stevie Nicks. Anybody?
 

 thelester wrote:
Something about this reminds me of Stevie Nicks. Anybody?
 

A little.  Reminds me more of Neko Case though.  Either way I like it.
Something about this reminds me of Stevie Nicks. Anybody?
what a talent
 fredriley wrote:
This is the first track I've heard from KT's new album, and it sounds more commercial and poppy than her previous albums. Which is not necessarily a good thing. I read a few interviews with her where she said she'd gone on some Antarctic trip with a bunch of pop biggies and had had a big crisis of confidence that she was just some wee lass from the backwoods of Fife, and she resolved to become more 'professional' and better-dressed. Which is an awful shame, as she was damn good as a wee lass from the Fife backwoods. This is nice enough, but doesn't have the emotional spark of her previous albums. Still, let's suspend judgement on the CD until a few more numbers are heard. An initial 6 from the Nottingham jury.
 
I love KT ... I gather you don't listen much. She is attempting something different here, but her other albums are absolutely as commercial and 'poppy' as this one, which is to say, not at all by the current definition of commercial pop. She never gets much play on over the air radio, but if Drastic Fantastic had come out in the mid 90s, it would have produced a string of top 10 singles. 
This is the first track I've heard from KT's new album, and it sounds more commercial and poppy than her previous albums. Which is not necessarily a good thing. I read a few interviews with her where she said she'd gone on some Antarctic trip with a bunch of pop biggies and had had a big crisis of confidence that she was just some wee lass from the backwoods of Fife, and she resolved to become more 'professional' and better-dressed. Which is an awful shame, as she was damn good as a wee lass from the Fife backwoods. This is nice enough, but doesn't have the emotional spark of her previous albums. Still, let's suspend judgement on the CD until a few more numbers are heard. An initial 6 from the Nottingham jury.
 wingfinger wrote x3:
I hear echoes of Coldplay's "Viva la Vida" 

I see echoes of your post.


I hear echoes of Coldplay's "Viva la Vida"
KT can do no wrong
It's an amazing song... but it's no fun that it's already been added from someone else while my upload still remains on the LRC {#Neutral}
I like it except for the la la la bit