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Boy & Bear — Lordy May
Album: Moonfire
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Released: 2011
Length: 3:31
Plays (last 30 days): 2
Oh my god we are done
So come take my daughter and come take my son
See we never followed
No we never followed

I've been in through your garden
and I've been to your grave
But Lordy May
When I come to my end some day
Will I find myself sitting at some golden gate
Or will it all just float away
My end some day

I wonder if my heart will be hungry
I wonder when my body does decay
I somehow imagined I'd walk this earth
no forever, forever

And I've been in through your garden
And I've been to your grave
Lordy May
When I come to my dying days
Won't you promise me this
That I go in grace
And I'd be happy to just float away
Some day
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Great music by Boy n Bear,. I enjoy the wiki feature and learn a lot about the great music Bill and Rebecca play. I'm often surprised by how old some songs are. Music is truly timeless... Except disco...
Loving the sound of this. Sounds in the same vein as Fleet foxes. Will have to
have a further listen to this band. Thanks RP!
This guy is SO outside what I normally listen to but since the first song, I heard from him, loved each and every song.  
All of it damn good stuff.  Just something about the entire package, so perfect 
 vit wrote:
Every time a song by this band is played on Radio Paradise God puts a boy in the same room with a bear.
 
And the result is adorable:


Good to see the boys (and bears) are back after Dave Hosking’s lengthy illness. New album due very soon.
Love this artist. Check out this version, it`s a hundred times better in my opinion: 
very fine track
I am listening this track on a naim uniti streamed at 320kbs and the sound quality is superb - this track has a rich live quality to it
{#Daisy}
 DD gypsyman wrote:
How many bears are there in Australia?

 
Plenty in Sydney - really big hairy ones.
 tfioreze wrote:
It sounds very much like "My Morning Jacket" and I like it :)

 
Yeah, it does; and it even has some that whooping/yodeling-type stuff going on like  MMJ, Band Of Horses, Fleet Foxes, etc.
 tfioreze wrote:
It sounds very much like "My Morning Jacket" and I like it :)

 
I would've said "Alt-J" until I read that...
It sounds very much like "My Morning Jacket" and I like it :)
sigh.. {#Cry}
 Burg wrote:
it is on my wish list for my funeral...

 
Just remember, if other people don't go to your funeral you probably shouldn't go to theirs.
it is on my wish list for my funeral...
        Thanks for this one Bill....we love our Boy & Bear down here in the Antipodes
I absolutely love this song!
 unclehud wrote:

Do you also watch The Walking Dead?  That might explain it.

 
Love, love, love The Walking Dead and if a zombie koala bear attacked someone's face I'd probably laugh at that disturbing image too...because I probably need some help.
 ThePoose wrote:
Then you would love Ron Sexsmith.

 
d-don wrote:
What a voice. I really love this.

 




 
Ron Sexsmith? I'm sure I saw a video with that dude in, spit roasting some blonde.
Then you would love Ron Sexsmith.

 
d-don wrote:
What a voice. I really love this.

 



 Sasha2001 wrote:
 Ha, Ha! Why am I laughing at such a disturbing image.  
 
Do you also watch The Walking Dead?  That might explain it.
One of my favorites from this album
I'm not sure if this song carries some sort of religious message, because that's not my thing. But in terms of musical quality i think it's excellent!


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 Sasha2001 wrote:
 Ha, Ha! Why am I laughing at such a disturbing image.  


 
Because Koalas are ANGRY and they're comin for ya!
 symthy wrote:
  
Drop bears mate.  Thousands of 'em.



  Ha, Ha! Why am I laughing at such a disturbing image.  

My white shepard's name is Lord, or Lordy.....
The guitar sometimes sounds like Smashing Pumpkin's "We only come out at night".
 gypsyman wrote:
How many bears are there in Australia?
 
At least one, and he's in a band with a young man, apparently.
Love everything by this great Australian band!
 vit wrote:
Every time a song by this band is played on Radio Paradise God puts a boy in the same room with a bear.
 
A hungry bear, no doubt.
Every time a song by this band is played on Radio Paradise God puts a boy in the same room with a bear.
Man, I dig this great tune.
It's the manbearpig you really have to be concerned about.
 TJS wrote:
I still think this guy sounds like David Gray.
 
Perhaps...but I think he's far more palatable and less annoying. I actually really like this!
I still think this guy sounds like David Gray.
 symthy wrote:
  
Drop bears mate.  Thousands of 'em.

 
I thought a DINGO ate her baby...


I'll take "singers out of tune" please Alex.
This song triggers my gag reflex. Not sure why. But every time I hear it I can't resist the urge to trash it. It's a "3" and falling fast.
 gypsyman wrote:
How many bears are there in Australia?
   
Drop bears mate.  Thousands of 'em.


Boy and bear. Sounds kinky.
 gemtag wrote:
Very FF-like. I expected it to build up in intensity but it seemed to peter out. Disappointed me a bit. But still pretty good.
 
Re, FF-like, agreed, with Mumford and Sons-ish vibe, which accounts for the 3 I gave it. It's moody stuff that seems tedious after the first time through.
 gypsyman wrote:
How many bears are there in Australia?
 
Boys, either, for that matter?
 scraig wrote:
This is some good stuff. Never would have guessed they are from Australia.
 
Slam!
hmmm I dig this.
How many bears are there in Australia?
Very nice!
Nice...and from Sydney? It's about time that city started pulling its weight...
 TimothyC wrote:

Boy & Bear followed by Dire Straits.  Aussie night?  
 

Dire Straits was a British band.

I think Boy and Bear is destined for greatness, perhaps like their down-under Kiwi cousins Crowded House.
awwwwwwww, how cute! :o) love it!

First heard this band on RP; their 2011 album is a beauty!


 Proclivities wrote:

He's got that same sort of "chorale" styling in his singing.
 
Halleluhah Brother!
What beautiful and profound lyrics.  May each of us go in grace.

 ThePoose wrote:
Singer has same vocal authority as singer for Madrugada.
 
  That's who I thought it was at first!


Very nice.   And from a debut album!!!
Very FF-like. I expected it to build up in intensity but it seemed to peter out. Disappointed me a bit. But still pretty good.
Had the volume way up and that drum intro made the table I'm typing on vibrate under my hands - it's good solid old Russian wood too, reclaimed from demolished houses. Impressive fidelity.
Song? Not bad.
Like this. I hear a dash of Bruce Hornsby.

Boy & Bear followed by Dire Straits.  Aussie night?  Just returned from a trip there. Expensive for US travelers, but the wine in Borassa and Hunter Valley...  wow.


 cc_rider wrote:
My thought exactly. I like FF, and this is not bad either, but DANG it sounds like the same guy.
 
He's got that same sort of "chorale" styling in his singing.


 lathyris wrote:
Not Fleet Foxes? Not even the vocalist from Fleet Foxes? You have to be kidding me. 
  My thought exactly. I like FF, and this is not bad either, but DANG it sounds like the same guy.


Singer has same vocal authority as singer for Madrugada.
 lathyris wrote:
Not Fleet Foxes? Not even the vocalist from Fleet Foxes? You have to be kidding me. 
 
...i hear someone from the space between coldplay and patrick watson...
 d-don wrote:
What a voice. I really love this.
 


Ditto
What a voice. I really love this.
Touches of brilliance here, yet the whole somehow not quite the sum of its parts.
Not Fleet Foxes? Not even the vocalist from Fleet Foxes? You have to be kidding me. 
'Oh my God, we are done.'  You don't find many songs with an opening line as evocative as that, and singer Dave Hosking carries the mood through the rest of the track brilliantly.  A very accomplished debut album throughout.

This is some good stuff. Never would have guessed they are from Australia.