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Calexico — Sinner In The Sea
Album: Algiers
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7.1

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Total ratings: 840









Released: 2012
Length: 4:02
Plays (last 30 days): 1
There's a piano playing on the ocean floor
Between Havana and New Orleans
Drumming a requiem for the dead
And the souls hanging on every poet's prayer
Running to the rock, running to the sea
Praying to the Lord, please shelter me
But the ground keeps shaking
Water is boiling on fire
Blood pulsing through their veins
Like the waves crashing on the Malecón wall

Clocks stopping at twelve
On the eve of a forgotten war
Luis driving a '59
Making it half way across the Gulf
Stranded on a rock
Stranded on the sea
There's a wall in the ocean
Between you and me
Dreams of reaching dry land
Talking to the fortune teller
Prisoners pounding the jail
Like the waves crashing on the Malecón wall

Someone lost an eye
Someone lost the truth
Trying to save face
Oh 'neath the eyes of the Virgin el Cobre
Shout me a line sister
Shout me a line sister
Oh I see your hands in the air
See you drowning on the other side
Side

Chief's in the parish
And the drummers in the square
Walking across the fire
Walking across the waves

Sinner on the rock
Sinner on the sea
And there's a sunken bridge
'tween you and me
Running past the embassy gates
And the Santería shrine
Blood pulsing through their veins
Like the waves they remember
Crashing on the Malecón wall
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Still love this an awful lot...and I love how it makes me wanna hear Tom Waits' Jockey Full of Bourbon. Some very good songs tonight!
 SmackDaddy wrote:

Racist much?

 

How so?


yup
 
Quite Likeable!
 paulpaar wrote:
Are u paid by these copy artists, Bill?  Why so much of this mexicali Low class noise? Reslize  don't care for s cal. I love Live in n Thailand CHIANGRAI. U have no idea. 

Happy new new year in the year of the fiery monkey.

( enough).  

 
Racist much?
Are u paid by these copy artists, Bill?  Why so much of this mexicali Low class noise? Reslize  don't care for s cal. I love Live in n Thailand CHIANGRAI. U have no idea. 

Happy new new year in the year of the fiery monkey.

( enough).  
me likey
Love this band. Have their discography. Everything they do is cool man...
 
 FooledAgain wrote:
"Malecon"! He said "malecon"! :-)

 
Havana's El Malecon sea wall
"Malecon"! He said "malecon"! :-)
 Katiafromoz wrote:
I hear a lot of Chris Issak in there
 
Me too.
See what you mean... I'm having:  Pollo Asado -marinated grilled chicken - a toasted flour tortilla with cheddar and jack cheese served with chipotle "crack" sauce on the side - not sure whether to have it delivered or whether to go and collect!
Singing for there supper, ?? use the ''Website'' link all will be revealed :-)
 coloradojohn wrote:
Great!  I like how they get it almost up to a Doors-like bluesy rocking level in a couple spots with the vocals, blaring key-notes, strings, and tempo...clearly, this is a band destined to be taken more seriously in the long run, which is good, because I think they deserve it!

 
Yes, that vocal outburst was Morrison-esque. 8.
 Katiafromoz wrote:
I hear a lot of Chris Issak in there
 
Definitely. I thought it was a Chris Issak I hadn't heard.
I hear a lot of Chris Issak in there
 coloradojohn wrote:
I love that image of driving a '59 halfway across The Gulf; reminds me of the '61 I used to tool around in with my Mexican ex- down in Baja

 
I have noticed you have owned quite a few cars.  Some day I am going to do an inventory.  Are you Jay Leno by chance?  ;)
 z11355 wrote:
Anyone else hearing a bit of Neil Diamond's 'Solitary Man' in this?

 
...... yes
I love that image of driving a '59 halfway across The Gulf; reminds me of the '61 I used to tool around in with my Mexican ex- down in Baja
 Stromsky wrote:
Enjoyed them weeks ago - perfect summer evening - open air. In Stuttgart. Live even better, joyful. don't forget wearing your hat :-) 
 
I had the same open air experience in Holland. And apart from that hat bring a bottle of wine or buy one at the bar.
 kuntin wrote:
cok iyi bi yapit..

 
Nice to hear from Turkey.  Keep it coming!
This band just keeps growing on me... So I had to purchase their Live in Brussels on vinyl.

That album gets an overall 8!!
Enjoyed them weeks ago - perfect summer evening - open air. In Stuttgart. Live even better, joyful. don't forget wearing your hat :-) 
Calexico never disappoints me.  This song is one of the best from this album.
 z11355 wrote:
Anyone else hearing a bit of Neil Diamond's 'Solitary Man' in this?

 
Yes, a bit; it's got that minor-key, twangy-guitar, trumpet-accompanied stuff going on like Mr. Diamond's tune does.
Wow...had to stop and check this out....sweet...
very nice vibe... made me write a comment here :) 
This song makes me want to get the album and listen to the other songs. I love the feel of it.

Nice flow this afternoon...
Has anyone tried the Koss Striva Pro headphones-?   Supposed to be WiFi 

     


 Stingray wrote:

Heard the album only once (I have to say) - but it was a HUUUUUGE disappointment.

Did I miss something?

 

yes. listen again
I'm hearing a bit of Chris Isaak influence. A good thing.
Anyone else hearing a bit of Neil Diamond's 'Solitary Man' in this?
Well, this was unusually rousing. I'll give it an 8.
Great Band.  I saw them last weekend at the Cat's Cradle in Carboro NC.  Really a terrific show!
"There's a piano playing on the ocean floor between Havana and New Orleans ..."

Somebody's been watchin too much Sponge Bob. 
Just saw them in concert last week (with Bahamas as the opener, check 'em out) and they were excellent live!
Calexico is on my list of bands to see live sometime.
cok iyi bi yapit..
BRILLIANT
Great!  I like how they get it almost up to a Doors-like bluesy rocking level in a couple spots with the vocals, blaring key-notes, strings, and tempo...clearly, this is a band destined to be taken more seriously in the long run, which is good, because I think they deserve it!
 cShaggy wrote:
..6 >> 7 >> 8..it grew on me That fast..
 



Too. Much. Info...

Oh! You mean the music! Yeah, awesome. :-p
..6 >> 7 >> 8..it grew on me That fast..
Nice!

Stingray wrote:

Heard the album only once (I have to say) - but it was a HUUUUUGE disappointment.

Did I miss something?

 

Not necessarily. I think it's a nice enough, but not too convincing "Calexico by the numbers" record (about a 6 on the Radio Paradise scale).

However, I've been to their Berlin concert last month and most of the new songs - like Epic and especially Maybe on Monday - sounded much more interesting and powerful. I definitely recommend seeing them live.


Grammarcop

(Part of the 47% who won't vote for Mitt Romney)

 

USA is on a fast downwards spiral without this TERRIBLE turbo-capitalist!

With him you speed-up this process!

USA 2012 equals ROME (a few years before) 378 AD

Heard the album only once (I have to say) - but it was a HUUUUUGE disappointment.

Did I miss something?


Damn! I want to go back to Havana!
Wow...enjoying this tasty, twangy, typically edgy new stuff from them; thanks, RP!
always a pleasure to hear calexico
Another atmospheric sonic landscape masterpiece.  Seeing Calexico 2 nights in a row in Phoenix in October.  Can't wait for the new tunes live.
I'll see them in concert tonight {#Surprised}
Awesome.  Very atmospheric.  Diggin' the organ parts.  Another Calexico album I'll have to purchase.
I like it.  Calexico has never disappointed me though.
Ahhhhhhhhh....