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Other Lives — Tamer Animals
Album: Tamer Animals
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Released: 2011
Length: 4:03
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Solitary motion, in the wake of an avalanche
Deer in the headlights, there goes a weaker one
He's listenin' in the fast gaze, I don't care now to see the way
Do you hear the silence? I was far too late

Oh living for the city, and it's always troubling
to keep it in the hot lane, I don't care about no scenery
and you run from it then, now you can't escape, cause it's all you see
But we're all just an end to a simple thing, and it's all you see, and it's all you see

We're just tamer animals
We're just tamer animals

Solitary motion, in the wake of an avalanche
We too ka hit then, trying to see if you hold it in
and you run from it then, now you can't escape, cause it's all you see
But we're all just an end to a simple thing, and it's all you see, and it's all you see

We're just tamer animals
We're just tamer animals
We're just tamer animals
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Whoa kind of like old Interpol...
Here's a 9
When a song makes me turn up the volume, I give it 10 points.
my banana do not move in this song  ok ok moves
One of the many positives about this song for me is that despite the title and provided lyrics, I still hear the chorus as "We're the same as animals" at least as often as the actual words.  It must be a quantum object in a state of superposition, and it is only when I actually listen to a verse that it resolves as one or the other.   On a side note, today my shuffled playlist provided a nice, if obvious thematic transition that would be right up Bill's alley:  Pearl Jam - Animals, for a somewhat different take on the idea.
Depressing
 cShaggy wrote:
..greatness of a song, but sometimes i hear "we're the same garanimals" in the chorus..for what it's worth..
 
enunciation is not his strong suit.
 justin4kick wrote:

I would call it melancholy.

 
Karhu wrote:

Just wonderful!

 
Yes, that too. 
 Garygwynn wrote:
Depressing

 
Take some Prozac and quit yer whinin'.
all the below and absolutely magical on stage!
That voice...heaven on earth. Love this song....
 justin4kick wrote:

I would call it melancholy.

 
Just wonderful!
 Garygwynn wrote:
Depressing

 
I would call it melancholy.
We're just tame animals.
Are we really tamer?  
  Yikes ! Smyrna & She will
  Got myself a copy of ''Gay Science''
  And a mandolin for the fare.
Depressing
{#Bananajam}love this one...absolutely 10
 zepher wrote:


The live cut makes me appreciate this song more.

 
Ditto for me, thanks for posting the link ;-)
an archetype for modern rock music. melodic, diverse, eclectic yet sublime, lucid and thoughtful.
 dragon1952 wrote:

Not enough power chords for ya? {#Rolleyes}

 
Not enough of anything, really.
 rdo wrote:
{#Yawn}

 
Not enough power chords for ya? {#Rolleyes}
I thought about this one a few hours back! {#Surprised}
thanks Bill! {#Cheers} 
{#Wave}

Very cool sound! Embodies the Radio Paradise eclectic mix.
{#Yawn}
OK is the state of Oklahoma.   and I agree with the music comments, but not sure about the OK commentary. maybe.

Jannne wrote:

Agree with this....where is OK though....pardon my ignorance...

 


 Green_Gary wrote:
Truly amazing track. Truly amazing band. Etherial, beautiful. The greatest thing OK has to offer. It's amazing this band comes from OK cause the place is stuck in the 19th century. 

 
Agree with this....where is OK though....pardon my ignorance...
Truly amazing track. Truly amazing band. Etherial, beautiful. The greatest thing OK has to offer. It's amazing this band comes from OK cause the place is stuck in the 19th century. 
Reminds me of The Nationals
Good to wake up to.
There is something so genius about these guys, so talented. Not that I am comparing them, just an analogy for the era. But they have a new and unique sound as cool and fresh as did Genesis in the mid 70's right after Peter left and Genesis put out 3 albums before the POP years.
yeah diggin that hypnotic beat.. {#Music}
{#Daisy} ..... nice stuff Bill - keep it coming 
LOVE this band! Keep it coming Bill.
Frikkn awesome band. Just bumped this up from 9 to 10.
Really like the atmosphere here. Their material seems to be improving with time.
Absolutely amazing group, and yes the set they played live on the radio blew me away too, so many bands cannot play live what they create in the studio, it shows the maturity of this band.
Thank you RP for making me discover this amazing band and album.
Sounds like Wintersleep.
 mh53spock wrote:
I paced. The entire length of the cage. Until I truly heard the song, and it calmed me. As my breathing slowed, I considered a spot to stretch out on. No, not that one, but this one. Calm now. Eyes half closed as the sun warms me.

 



 zepher wrote:


Thier live cut makes me appreciate this song more.

 
good shit.
I paced. The entire length of the cage. Until I truly heard the song, and it calmed me. As my breathing slowed, I considered a spot to stretch out on. No, not that one, but this one. Calm now. Eyes half closed as the sun warms me.
 {#Yes} God Save theking2 wrote:
quite splendid
 


So what's his point?
quite splendid

The live cut makes me appreciate this song more.
one doesn't hear much of this band in Czech. shame, they are soooo goood. love it
Makes me miss home <3

LOVE IT{#Bananapiano}
LOVE LOVE LOVE  this band.  They are amazing .. such beautiful music . I can't get enough'
Like the first The National
I visited the official band website and watched their live performance in Paris... WOW!
 Kaisersosay wrote:
da da da da ,,dat dat ,da da da da  dat dat.....all I'm hearing,, too much alcohol last night, 
 

and so say all of us.
What a cool track through and through..,
ahmagad
..greatness of a song, but sometimes i hear "we're the same garanimals" in the chorus..for what it's worth..
Loving Other Lives!
So emotive, like a cold night in front of a dying fire...wishing and hoping and dreaming...
 Kaisersosay wrote:
da da da da ,,dat dat ,da da da da  dat dat.....all I'm hearing,, too much alcohol last night, 
 
tin tin tinnnn
 WonderLizard wrote:
The National meets Great Lakes Swimmers.
 

I'm with ya on that!
Nice!
 ick wrote:
every time I hear this it makes me stop and really listen... that's something I reckon.  need to investigate further.
 



..same thing just happened to me..love the way the vocals are almost background then come forward every so often..
every time I hear this it makes me stop and really listen... that's something I reckon.  need to investigate further.
The National meets Great Lakes Swimmers.
Surrounded by tech...this keeps me sane.
Thanks.
da da da da ,,dat dat ,da da da da  dat dat.....all I'm hearing,, too much alcohol last night, 
very etherial for a saturday morning in my head,,,,,,
For how long can you repeat the same brilliant chorus without getting boring. Not much longer than this.
 vaos wrote:
I saw these guys (and gal) perform in Maastricht (Netherlands). Great band, all multi-instrument-players.

The theme of their album seems to be the great depression (which one is up to you to decide), and the performance was accompanied by beautiful images.
 
....love maastricht....and love this song.......
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I saw these guys (and gal) perform in Maastricht (Netherlands). Great band, all multi-instrument-players.

The theme of their album seems to be the great depression (which one is up to you to decide), and the performance was accompanied by beautiful images.
Liking this as a tag on a great set. Would like to hear more.
I like this.... Bill has done it again!
Just bought this disc - Quite good overall! Very much in the same vein as this song- moody mellow and interesting. Worth a peek.....
Intrigued to know what the rest of the album sounds,go on and play a few more tracks,Bill😉
Hmmm like this,nice production.
They sound a lot like the National. Definitely not a bad thing.
 Darlington wrote:
I saw these guys open for Radiohead last week in Atlanta. I'd never heard of them before. They were excellent. Their sound was a lot "bolder" live than on CD, just based on what I've heard. Kind of like The Fleet Foxes on steroids. But based on what I heard, an excellent band.
 
Great post! Thank you. {#Biggrin}
 DaveInVA wrote:
I like this so far - Like The National only with a singer!
 
I too was thinking it sounded like The National, before the vocals kicked in.

Nap time


ha ha its kinda tame.... 6 -> 5  played too often and on second hearing... it got me thinking of my fingernails.
I like this so far - Like The National only with a singer!
I saw these guys open for Radiohead last week in Atlanta. I'd never heard of them before. They were excellent. Their sound was a lot "bolder" live than on CD, just based on what I've heard. Kind of like The Fleet Foxes on steroids. But based on what I heard, an excellent band.
First!

My mark in history is made!