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Ben Ottewell — Blackbird
Album: Shapes & Shadows
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Total ratings: 351









Released: 2011
Length: 4:26
Plays (last 30 days): 1
There's the line that I stepped right over
My, oh, my, ten times over
Carry the weight 'round upon my shoulder
My, oh, my, [Incomprehensible]
Place it down and you're ten years older
Come home, blackbird, come home
I am sorry for what I have done
You lay down and I stepped right over
My, oh, my, how you've got to me
Fill my lungs full of precious words for you
And all my life, sing for sympathy
Crossed that line, a devil danced with me
Come home, blackbird, come home
I am sorry for what I have done
Forgive me if that can be done
This time I swear to keep you warm
Come home, blackbird, come home
I am sorry for what I have done
Forgive me if that can be done
This time I swear to keep you warm
To keep you warm
To keep you warm
To keep you warm
To keep you warm
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it would be amazing to know the story behind these lyrics.
 willmcnaught wrote:

agreed! thought Gomez from the first notes he sang
 

Guys, it IS him!
 Randomax wrote:


Just what I was thinking....not a bad thing tho

 
agreed! thought Gomez from the first notes he sang
Reminds me quite a bit of Ramsay Midwood, but nowhere near as good and Way lost toward the end. Ramsay needs some airtime here! (no connection, just like his music)

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Np5766R3U7Q
As a (very amateur) landscape photographer, I do like the cover photo which is highly atmospheric. It's quite difficult to compose an interesting picture in misty woods but this one draws the eye into it and sets an atmosphere. Song's ok, but the photo's more interesting, IMO.
Reminiscent of Tracy Chapman with a little fuller sound...
Man, this guy always surprises me. This song is no exception.
Retro blues....  not bad
Horrifically godawful piece of crap. Just the perfect mix of whining, disjointed and repetitive. A "1", and I don't give those out.
depressing cover art; nice tune however.
I really love this song, the way it sounds.  But the apology section he cut in between the little party melody is too much like an afterthought.  Hey guys, my wife is headed over here, switch over to that contrite section I wrote.  OK, she's gone.  Where were we?
Sounds like a melody from the frolic sixties-seventies era....like it.
song 6
voice 8
let's call it a 7
 vit wrote:
Playing this guy within 2 songs of the Derek Trucks Band is the exact opposite of eclectic.
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Playing this guy within 2 songs of the Derek Trucks Band is the exact opposite of eclectic.
 Byronape wrote:
I like this.  This is what David Grey would sound like if he quit writing music for suburban soccer moms and artsy college chicks. 
 
35, 3 kids, 2 in soccer (no minivan, currently cramming kids in the back of a Pontiac Vibe). 
Love David Grey, love Gomez, love this.  ;)

8 ➜ 9
This just hit me right tonight.

 Byronape wrote:
I like this.  This is what David Grey would sound like if he quit writing music for suburban soccer moms and artsy college chicks. 
 
Oh boy! This is the comment of the week to me. Kudos Bryonape!!! Excellent.
I like this.  This is what David Grey would sound like if he quit writing music for suburban soccer moms and artsy college chicks. 
Gomez all over this of course, lovin' it. 8.
Ben is my favorite Gomez sound and his solo album is really growing on me. And this great news today from Gomez:

Our unbelievably great new album, Whatever's On Your Mind, will be released in the UK (Eat Sleep) and Europe on June 6th, Australia (Shock) on June 10th, and in North America (ATO) and the rest of the world on June 21st.  There'll be a flurry of information and treats coming your way in the months leading up to the release, from behind-the-scenes looks at the making of the album to exclusive deluxe pre-orders, videos, tour announcements and everything in between.

... free download at www.gomeztheband.com
Thanks Bill!
 copymonkey wrote:
Gotta be one of the main singers from Gomez, no?
 
yes, just googled....Ben is the familiar voice of Gomez

Not caring for his voice. It sounds overly strained, the way pop country artists way overdo the twang.
 copymonkey wrote:
Gotta be one of the main singers from Gomez, no?
 

Just what I was thinking....not a bad thing tho
Gotta be one of the main singers from Gomez, no?
nice