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Feist — Caught A Long Wind
Album: Metals
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7.3

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Total ratings: 1678









Released: 2011
Length: 4:49
Plays (last 30 days): 2
Little bird
Have you got a key?
Unlock the lock
Inside of me
Where will you go
To keep yourself afloat?

Feeling old
Until the wing
Unfolded
Caught me a long wind
Where will we go
To keep ourselves afloat?

I caught a long wind
A long life wind

I got to know the sky
But it didn't know me
I got to see the land
And land on top of the sea
And be the bird and be the key
And the current tells
What the wave withheld
And the lightning sang
Of where the light would land
Where will you go
To keep yourself afloat?

I caught a long wind
A long life wind
Like a swallow
A night owl
A little chickadee
Sad sparrow
Good morning bird
Good nightingale
I took a deep breath
And caught a long wind
Comments (119)add comment
This song is going straight to the "Cloudy & Cold Days Playlist" 
I don't exactly what  but there's something Japanese to this song. Love it.
Well, that's a nice song. Good writing.  But after about 4 listens, though, it has runs its course. 
Nice tune, I'll have another gin&tonic 
WHAT AN EXQUISITE VOICE!!!! Amazing!
The incomparable Leslie Fiest is absolutely amazing!!!
She has control; what singers are most wanting in their powerful voices. This is a very interesting and emotionally-involving song!
It's time to take this up to a NINE in my books.   Gets better over the years !

She's the real deal.
Tasty!
 misterbearbaby wrote:
HELP! HELP! I've fallen into some weird hypnotic trance and can't raise my arms to shut off the stereo! It's like being water-boarded in a vat of Wonderbread dough. Please make it stop! IN  THE  NAME  OF  J A M E S   B R O W N — MAKE IT STOP!!!!

 

Kinda like...this guy
 

gif of Claymation rise and fall of Donald Trump bust 
Reviewing the comments here, I did right putting this on my Chill Set playlist I often fall asleep to.
(Chill Set features 45 others from Morcheeba, Air, Nellie McKay, Radiohead, Joan Baez, Hooverphonic, KT Tunstall, Kate Bush, Lisa Hannigan, Nick Drake, Mazzy Star, Zero 7, and Pascal Rogé.)
{#Good-vibes}
{#Daisy}
 ziggytrix wrote:

Hilarious mondegreen or cheesy pun?  Inquiring minds want to know.

 
Definitely not a mondegreen. Pun maybe, allusion probably. Anyway, sounds nice, and a bit less depressed than Tori :)

Pure boredom. Hey, wait, I fell asleep! Did I miss the cool part, at the bridge? Nope...


 kingart wrote:
She is very talented. A terrific song writer. Uninspiring and somewhat downbeat music, however. PSD. 

 
I try not to rate anything too low as I have the musical intellect of a manhole lid.  That said, 5 was a reach.
 losthiker wrote:
Sounds like Tori when she was still listenable..

 
I hear more of a Bush influance.
Pure delight...
Caught a break wind?
HELP! HELP! I've fallen into some weird hypnotic trance and can't raise my arms to shut off the stereo! It's like being water-boarded in a vat of Wonderbread dough. Please make it stop! IN  THE  NAME  OF  J A M E S   B R O W N -- MAKE IT STOP!!!!
She is very talented. A terrific song writer. Uninspiring and somewhat downbeat music, however. PSD. 
I think that this is the first time I've heard the word "chickadee" since I last watched a WC Fields sketch (look him up, kids). I got this album on the strength of this and a few other songs played on RP, and IMO the first half is an 8 and the second a 4. For sure, though, Feist makes an effort to be different, creative and experimental, so kudos to her for that. 8 from the Nottingham jury.
Not a Feist fan, but at least she is taking herself more serious on this one.
Doesn't feel like it should be the music to a big purple dinosaur episode
 
Too many beans resulting in catching a long wind
 Proclivities wrote:

Since when did rock and roll become "venerable"?  

 





I guess it became venerable when you and I became venerable.

Not a big Feist fan, but this is really pretty good.

Sounds like Tori when she was still listenable..
Could not have said it better myself...
 

coloradojohn wrote:
There are amazing things going on in here, with tremendous arrangement, dynamic counter-balances, fantastic vocals, creative rhythms...

 


 btt wrote:

I hate to think of just how mundane life would be without variety .

 


my sex life has no variety!   Ms Feist, please help if you are still alone there.  
This has got under my skin...  my favourite Feist song is the one on Sesame Street...  1, 2, 3, 4, / penguins at the door...
 funkyalfonso wrote:


Variety is the spice of life.

 
I hate to think of just how mundane life would be without variety .
There are amazing things going on in here, with tremendous arrangement, dynamic counter-balances, fantastic vocals, creative rhythms...
 kingart wrote:
She is clearly not a proponent of that venerable music tradition called rock and roll. PSD. 

 
Since when did rock and roll become "venerable"?  
ROCK AND ROLL!!!!!!!!!!!
 Totally agree... Sorry my english {#Biggrin}

msymmes wrote:
This is going to an EIGHT now (IMHO).

Gotta give the producer a TEN for this also.

 

Dull. 

Really gave it my best shot at listening and enjoying. Not especially good guitar work, or arrangement - in fact, pretty jarring in places.
Lyrically, not much to it really.

In fact, the entire thing just makes me want to sleep or PSD. 
 kingart wrote:
She is clearly not a proponent of that venerable music tradition called rock and roll. PSD. 

 

Variety is the spice of life.
 kingart wrote:
She is clearly not a proponent of that venerable music tradition called rock and roll. PSD. 

 

There is a time for this as well as Gimme Shelter.
This is going to an EIGHT now (IMHO).

Gotta give the producer a TEN for this also.
I use ot date a girl that looked like her and she was quite "Feisty"!

Therefore, I like Feist! 
Love her musicality and sensitivity. Long live Feist.
This song has got a Oriental flavour to it. I like it.
She is clearly not a proponent of that venerable music tradition called rock and roll. PSD. 
The piano backing does it for me (aside from the fab vocal)—especially at the bridge, beautiful subtle chords, perfectly blended. How cool.
6 ~> 8

Feist's music does not connect with me.  But I can understand the appeal and it sounds very, very tight. 

 

Fesit is a great addition to the radioparadise play list.


This prods along...but it works!
So moving vocally,touching.
 sirdroseph wrote:


Well said, perhaps you should remember your own statement before knee jerk criticizing those that do not like the groups you like.
 
You f with one of my bands, and it's war buddy.   {#War}
 hippiechick wrote:
Think she was influenced by Tori's Caught a Lite Breeze?
 
Hilarious mondegreen or cheesy pun?  Inquiring minds want to know.
What a well-turned song! Simple yet engaging and done so well. One of my favorites.
 rdo wrote:

Every song played here is loved by someone, more than likely a lot of folks.  Nearly every song here is "critically acclaimed", for whatever that is worth (nothing much, in my estimation).  We are all critics here, even if you never make a comment.  Let's say you never even buy a CD.  That's a choice you are making, you are starving all kinds of musicians when you do that, if everyone did that.  I'd say that's a lot worse than a negative comment.  The worst thing you can do to an artist is ignore them.  Commenting on art is almost always going to be negative.  It is much much easier to point out flaws than to point out perfections.  In fact, if something is perfect, what can you say about it, other than it is perfect?  That's banal. So, the point is not to be banal.  It's a worthy aspiration in my opinion.  Think of the egotism involved in a musician putting out a CD for people to listen to.  It is an artist saying:  "I am so good, you should listen to my creative efforts, and also pay for it".  Well, OK, I say, and in this little deal we have made, part of the bargain is that I am going to tell you the truth as to how I feel about it; and this comment board is the place to do it.
 

Well said, perhaps you should remember your own statement before knee jerk criticizing those that do not like the groups you like.
Sung with pure emotion,wonderful and touching.
10 x 10 !!!!
Wonderful voice!
Another great homie from Canada.

Mushaboom!
Better and better...
 rdo wrote:

Every song played here is loved by someone, more than likely a lot of folks.  Nearly every song here is "critically acclaimed", for whatever that is worth (nothing much, in my estimation).  We are all critics here, even if you never make a comment.  Let's say you never even buy a CD.  That's a choice you are making, you are starving all kinds of musicians when you do that, if everyone did that.  I'd say that's a lot worse than a negative comment.  The worst thing you can do to an artist is ignore them.  Commenting on art is almost always going to be negative.  It is much much easier to point out flaws than to point out perfections.  In fact, if something is perfect, what can you say about it, other than it is perfect?  That's banal. So, the point is not to be banal.  It's a worthy aspiration in my opinion.  Think of the egotism involved in a musician putting out a CD for people to listen to.  It is an artist saying:  "I am so good, you should listen to my creative efforts, and also pay for it".  Well, OK, I say, and in this little deal we have made, part of the bargain is that I am going to tell you the truth as to how I feel about it; and this comment board is the place to do it.
 
Well resolved.
 TerryS wrote:
Not my favorite by her, but why do so many people feel the need to crap all over music others do like?
 
Every song played here is loved by someone, more than likely a lot of folks.  Nearly every song here is "critically acclaimed", for whatever that is worth (nothing much, in my estimation).  We are all critics here, even if you never make a comment.  Let's say you never even buy a CD.  That's a choice you are making, you are starving all kinds of musicians when you do that, if everyone did that.  I'd say that's a lot worse than a negative comment.  The worst thing you can do to an artist is ignore them.  Commenting on art is almost always going to be negative.  It is much much easier to point out flaws than to point out perfections.  In fact, if something is perfect, what can you say about it, other than it is perfect?  That's banal. So, the point is not to be banal.  It's a worthy aspiration in my opinion.  Think of the egotism involved in a musician putting out a CD for people to listen to.  It is an artist saying:  "I am so good, you should listen to my creative efforts, and also pay for it".  Well, OK, I say, and in this little deal we have made, part of the bargain is that I am going to tell you the truth as to how I feel about it; and this comment board is the place to do it.
 drivingunit103 wrote:
...off side of course but I do enjoy reading the thoughts and comments and I have come to the conclusion that there is a worldwide need for a "sarcasm" font... now back to the music - an 8
 
Everyone I know uses Comic Sans to signify sarcasm.
Inevitable fart jokes aside, this is a fine tune.
What a wonderful voice!
BRILLIANT!

JUST WONDERFUL!

 


...off side of course but I do enjoy reading the thoughts and comments and I have come to the conclusion that there is a worldwide need for a "sarcasm" font... now back to the music - an 8
 hippiechick wrote:
Think she was influenced by Tori's Caught a Lite Breeze?
 
Or maybe Tori's inspiration, Kate Bush?
 jhorton wrote:

It's hard for me to understand why someone who is capable of something as beautiful as this, would record inanity like that freaking mushaboom crap.

I had almost written her off.

 
Were I capable, my dream job would involve releasing an album of accessible pop that would keep me in skittles for the rest of my life and break me into the US market, then spend my days making creative, beautiful music that would keep me and my dedicated fans happy.

Pity, I can't do either one.... Anyway, I know that's not what Feist did, but if you were to compare this song with Mushaboom, it might seem that way.
Think she was influenced by Tori's Caught a Lite Breeze?

What an  amazing talent.

There are not many that can give you goose bumps from just a squeeze on a note.


It's hard for me to understand why someone who is capable of something as beautiful as this, would record inanity like that freaking mushaboom crap.

I had almost written her off.


Please. Please. Please.  No more Feist.  Her music was somewhat tolerable when she first came out, but now I find her voice to be extremely annoying and I'm sick of hearing her stuff being overplayed on commercial stations.  It's bad enough, I have to stop the music and wait till she's done.{#Puke}
This song shines for me with headphones on.{#Music}
 TerryS wrote:
Not my favorite by her, but why do so many people feel the need to crap all over music others do like?
 

I don't think it is a need, just a guilty pleasure. It's just plain fun.
So is the title a twist on Tori Amos' "Caught a Lite Breeze"?
 Frater_Kork wrote:
Feist channelling Bush. I like. =)
 

I agree.
 Marley wrote:

I just got the album and have to say that although I wasn't a fan of her previous album, I'm pretty impressed with this one. I found the songs to be much more musically interesting and sophisticated with a nice overall atomosphere. There were one or two songs I didn't like so much, but a nice album from start to finish. Not disappointed in the purchase at all.
 
I'd have to second that summary.  Very nice album if you like Feist.
 aspicer wrote:
How is this album overall?  Worth buying if you like this tune - anyone?!  
 
I just got the album and have to say that although I wasn't a fan of her previous album, I'm pretty impressed with this one. I found the songs to be much more musically interesting and sophisticated with a nice overall atomosphere. There were one or two songs I didn't like so much, but a nice album from start to finish. Not disappointed in the purchase at all.

How is this album overall?  Worth buying if you like this tune - anyone?!  
I like Feist but her voice seems almost forced at times in this song and it almost sounds like someone is getting spanked toward the end of the song?
Lovely music, fantastic quality of the sound {#Music}
Feist channelling Bush. I like. =)
 glassman wrote:
Well, I could be more descriptive, but essentially, it's crap.

 
Nice to see that the usual standards of incisive and thoughtful commentary on RP boards are being maintained... ;-|

Feist gives me goosepimples, but even if she bored the crap out of me I'd never describe her as "crap" as she can plainly sing and write her own material. A woman to be looked up to. 8 from the newly-smitted Nottingham jury.

Not my favorite by her, but why do so many people feel the need to crap all over music others do like?
Well, I could be more descriptive, but essentially, it's crap.{#Angel}
 
MiracleDrug wrote:


incisive...
 


Really really good
feisty aren't we ?

 glassman wrote:
still crap
 
MiracleDrug wrote:

wrong.
 
 

incisive...
still crap
 
MiracleDrug wrote:

wrong.
 


me really likey...............
 ml8764rp wrote:
so very wrong!
 

Kinda depends on whether you're a sailor or a glutton with a particular taste for Mexican {#Lol}
I like
Very nice!
so very wrong!
 glassman wrote:
Absolute crap. 
 
wrong.

Love the sound. Love Leslie.
Absolute crap. 
be the key

absolutley lovely


I hear you—and her!

laozilover wrote:
thought this was kate bush at first
 


Another nice track from the new album.  I like it.
Leslie's almost planking  {#Cool}
you know...
the more of Leslie's stuff I hear...
the more I like... {#Hearteyes}
Oh good God, this is horrible!
 laozilover wrote:
thought this was kate bush at first
 
+1
 iTuner wrote:
Certainly an artist helped by Apple. 
 
That could be said about James Taylor, Badfinger, Billy Preston, or Mary Hopkin, but I don't think that label is still signing acts.

 Lumpy13 wrote:
 
brilliant!

Wow!!  Beautiful song.  Radio Paradise is on a roll today. :)
Helped by Apple?  Probably.  But having your song in a iPod commercial has got to be a mixed blessing.  All the hipsters still go out and buy your record, but they do it when no one is watching and tell all their friends that your stuff is too commercial. {#Tongue}
 iTuner wrote:
Certainly an artist helped by Apple. 
 

Probably meant the original sin.
She's on my buy list.......7
thought this was kate bush at first

Feist has got some soul.


...oh, i like this, much more intriguing than the other one making the rounds...
 iTuner wrote:
Certainly an artist helped by Apple. 
 
Do you mean Fiona or Jobs? {#Wink}
Lovely.
beautiful song
Certainly an artist helped by Apple. 
Yes, yes! More of this!