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First Aid Kit — Wolf
Album: Lion's Roar (+ bonus tracks)
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Released: 2012
Length: 3:32
Plays (last 30 days): 3
Wolf-mother, where you been?
You look so worn, so thin
You're a taker, devils-maker
Let me hear you sing, hey-ya hey-ya

Wolf-father, at the door
You don't smile anymore
You're a drifter, shape-shifter
Let me see you run, hey-ya hey-ya

Holy light over the night
Oh, keep the spirit strong
Watch it grow, child of war
Oh, keep holdin' on

When I run through the deep dark forest long
After this begun
Where the sun would set
The trees were dead
And the rivers were none
And I hope for a trace
To lead me back home from this place
But there was no sound there was only me, and my disgrace

(Hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey, hey)

Wolf-mother, where you been?
You look so worn, so thin
You're a taker, devils-maker
Let me hear you sing, hey-ya hey-ya

Wolf-father, at the door
You don't smile anymore
You're a drifter, shape-shifter
Let me see you run, hey-ya hey-ya

Wayward winds, a voice that sings
Of a forgotten land
See it fall, child of war
Oh, lend a mending hand

When I run through the deep dark forest long
After this begun
Where the sun would set
The trees were dead
And the rivers were none
And I hope for a trace
To lead me back home from this place
But there was no sound there was only me, and my disgrace
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Τι καταπληκτικές φωνές !!
 thewiseking wrote:
everybody wants to sound Murrikan these days
 
These days everyone is laughing at Americans ...
... best coronavirus numbers in the world

How's that Trump thing working out?
 jamesshoemark wrote:
Upped to 10
 

Me too! Did a little sing along and it's even more fun!
Remember Johnny?
 Pjesnik wrote:

Nisi jedina :-) 
 

That's Croatian, according to Google Translate!

 Long live the listening community of Radio Paradise!
 maboleth wrote:
E jadna ja. :D Odlicna pesma, obozavam je.
 
Nisi jedina :-) 
Love these sisters
Let's go to the real thing. How bout some Gene Autry or Marty Robbins gunfighter songs
Long Live                                                                                                                              Radio Paradise                                                                                          8 - Most Excellent to me                 Heja Sverige !
 jamesshoemark wrote:
 Upped to 10

 
me too ;-)

every time it comes to play on RP, I have to push up the volume !

E jadna ja. :D Odlicna pesma, obozavam je.
Upped to 10
 SECA_Alan wrote:
I am in love... these girls make the world a better place.
 
Their sound is so RP to me. I stopped at a 9 but that may not last long. Sound, tempo, lyrics-- this song has it all for me.
 rpdevotee wrote:
I highly recommend listeners explore First Aid Kit on Youtube and elsewhere on the internet.  These two sisters truly have an exceptionally amazing talent.  Their live performances are virtually flawless and harmonies are incredible.  Their tribute to Emmylou Harris moved her to tears at the 2015 Polar Music Prize ceremony.
 
Same for Patti Smith in 2011
https://www.youtube.com/watch?...
 rednred wrote:
Bill, I am thinking that you and Rebecca have attended the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival at least once, probably more. The last three performers you played, Patti Smith, Carolina Chocolate Drops, and now First Aid Kit, all appeared at Hardly Strictly in recent years. And many other performers that you have played have appeared there as well. I moved to Mexico over three years ago, the weekend after attending all three days of the 2015 festival. I have also made special trips to attend the 2017 and 2018 festivals, making it nine of the last 10 years that I have gone to all three days of that great festival. In my humble opinion one of the best festivals in the world, and most likely the best free three day festival. And now Wailin' Jennys, who also appeared there recently, maybe in 2018.
 
Thanks for that reference - that festival does look amazing! I've never seen such a lineup of immense quality. It looks like you can also watch clips from past festivals 
Bill, I am thinking that you and Rebecca have attended the Hardly Strictly Bluegrass Festival at least once, probably more. The last three performers you played, Patti Smith, Carolina Chocolate Drops, and now First Aid Kit, all appeared at Hardly Strictly in recent years. And many other performers that you have played have appeared there as well. I moved to Mexico over three years ago, the weekend after attending all three days of the 2015 festival. I have also made special trips to attend the 2017 and 2018 festivals, making it nine of the last 10 years that I have gone to all three days of that great festival. In my humble opinion one of the best festivals in the world, and most likely the best free three day festival. And now Wailin' Jennys, who also appeared there recently, maybe in 2018.
This beats the Ikea!! Mind and heart comfort
Saw them in concert a couple of weeks ago and they sound even better live than on their record. These two ladies are amazing performers. 
Love the voices and the whole rhythm of the track excellent combination.
9 on a first listen.  Love the phrasing and the inflection.  This is a really sweet piece of music.
 rpdevotee wrote:
I highly recommend listeners explore First Aid Kit on Youtube and elsewhere on the internet.  These two sisters truly have an exceptionally amazing talent.  Their live performances are virtually flawless and harmonies are incredible.  Their tribute to Emmylou Harris moved her to tears at the 2015 Polar Music Prize ceremony.
 
Agree. That Emmylou tribute is fantastic. 
This song gets better with every listen! The whole album is sublime. 
I highly recommend listeners explore First Aid Kit on Youtube and elsewhere on the internet.  These two sisters truly have an exceptionally amazing talent.  Their live performances are virtually flawless and harmonies are incredible.  Their tribute to Emmylou Harris moved her to tears at the 2015 Polar Music Prize ceremony.
How good is this?! Love it.
So far this is still their masterpiece.
Yes!! Always a pleasure to hear. Crank up the volume.
 ...and me too   {#Yes}   Tomasni wrote:
8 - Most Excellent to me

 


MORE LIKE THIS !!!
I love this song. The posted lyrics are a bit off, though. From the CD (the printed lyrics actually say "where you've been" but that's not what they're singing):

Wolf mother, where you been?
You look so worn, so thin
You're a taker, a devil’s maker
Let me hear you sing heya heya

Wolf father, at the door
You don’t smile anymore
You're a drifter, a shape shifter
Let me see you run heya heya

Holy light, oh, guard the night
Oh, keep the spirit strong
Oh, watch it grow, child of woe
Oh, keep holding on

When I ran through the deep dark forest long after this begun
Where the sun would set, the trees were dead and the rivers were none
And I hoped for a trace to lead me back home from this place
But there was no sound there was only me and my disgrace

Wolf mother, where you been?
You look so worn, so thin
You're a taker, a devil’s maker
Let me hear you sing heya heya

Wolf father, at the door
You don’t smile anymore
You're a drifter, a shape shifter
Let me see you run heya heya

Wayward winds, a voice that sings
Of a forgotten land
See it fall, child of all
Oh, lend a mending hand

When I ran through the deep dark forest long after this begun
Where the sun would set, the trees were dead and the rivers were none
And I hoped for a trace to lead me back home from this place
But there was no sound there was only me and my disgrace


8 - Most Excellent to me
 thewiseking wrote:
everybody wants to sound Murrikan these days

 
Is that what you're trying to do?
 hayduke2 wrote:
this song is great! Though reading these lyrics with knowledge of the horrible destruction we are allowing in this land of the free, I'm shaken  -

"Silent Spring"

"Desert Solitaire"

enough reading and listening, time for action against the self-absorbed scum in Washington, imho  

 
I read those too.

The enemy is not in the capital cities; the enemy is us.  Ordinary people.  People who insist on the lowest fuel taxes in the rich OECD club; people who violently oppose green taxes and user fees on congested public assets, people who support the billions upon billions given to farmers so they can destroy watersheds.
awesome!
{#War}

8 - Most Excellent to me


I suggest it would serve well to livestream an occasional live DJing, maybe 'take some calls', shoot the breeze, fill the sails. Be Bill and Rebecca and whoever-else-may-be ON AIR. Pacing would be a factor, but one obviously susceptible to control. This could allow listeners to hear some selectable combination of two streams each of which* occasionally shares audio with the other, each of which is arriving at the listener by a different means, even a different channel.

* What is the minimum quantum of on-the-house (i.e. royalty waived) copy-written/copy-righted music? Would any music played to radioparadise, audible while doing a behind-the-scenes of the very same radioparadise, in real time, constitute a second performance? It seems that this is where the margin currently is.
this song is great! Though reading these lyrics with knowledge of the horrible destruction we are allowing in this land of the free, I'm shaken  -

"Silent Spring"

"Desert Solitaire"

enough reading and listening, time for action against the self-absorbed scum in Washington, imho  
that is what I was thinking  {#Yes} Duc1098 wrote:
Did Neko Case sit in on this?

 


 Sam_Chucklestone wrote:
In response to "pronunciation issues" in the song, speculation about who taught the singer(s) English and the standard thereof :-

Sloggydog wrote:

Apologies in advance this is a teaching rant not about the music skip over if you have no interest.

As a teacher (I know how I normally behave here for those who have seen other posts) I am always amazed that people buy into the bullshit they are fed about improving educational standards.  The fact is everyone knows what works best because the rich can afford to pay for it.  Aside from having capable people who know there content and importantly can also teach which in my view is a separate skill, it is a simple matter of numbers.  The less pupils per teacher, the more time they can be afforded personally and the better they achieve.  Why if they are serious about education do governments not look to employ more teachers so they can reduce the pupil teacher ratio?  I have heard very good things about the Swedish education model.  It seems to be looked up to by people all over the world.

This bit is about the music

OK rant over I should also add that like so many of these female singers I love this song by Agnes Obel.  Picked up 2 albums since hearing it and definitely not disappointed by either. 

 
Tut, tut.

Sentences beginning with prepositions, there instead of their, lack of punctuation in some places, too much in others, and poor sentence  and paragraph structures.

See me after class.

Sorry Sloggydog, I couldn't resist. It's my problem with authority figures you see.

Good rant though, 10/10 for content and analysis. I'm with you on the music critique too. Are Oxford commas OK?   ;-)

One could mention, too,  Sloggy used less when fewer is the correct adjective with plural nouns, as in fewer people. I agree about the spelling and the rant...I too am a grammar snob. Good thing Grammarcop didn't see this!
 


everybody wants to sound Murrikan these days
Did Neko Case sit in on this?
Never heard this before but most excellent!
 mrtuba9 wrote:

We are taught by a very accomplished director and musician from one of the best Catholic choirs in the country not to hang on the r too much. For us, anyway, we would sing "Hey driftah, shape-shiftah."

 
Yep.  Otherwise you risk sounding like REO Speedwagon.


 stevendejong wrote:
Who taught this woman how to pronounce the -r- in English? The more I heawwwww this, the more it annoys me.

 
They are, you know, Swedish.  And compared to plenty of native English speakers (Eddie Vedder, I'm looking at you), their singing is actually pretty easily understandable.
 Pjesnik wrote:

In some parallel Universe, I imagine a duet of young Grace Slick and Janis Joplin. Don't know why.

 
It is Slickish.
Way better!!

wrangler wrote:
{#Cowboy}   Fleet Foxy

 


 {#Bananajam}jab49 wrote:
How's your Swedish, English-only speakers? Spend a little time in a foreign country and weep at your own limitations. I am so envious of multi-lingual speakers.

As for this song, I recall hearing it for the first time and I couldn't stop playing it. Some songs are like that. Thanks for playing it.

 


 stevendejong wrote:
Who taught this woman how to pronounce the -r- in English? The more I heawwwww this, the more it annoys me.

 
I only heard anomalies with a few words  which ended with an 'r'.
Travel the South in America - or the Northeast, for that matter - you will hear different ways of pronounciation.
Or go to the U.K.,  where some accents add an 'r' at the end of words.
Really though, what day a care, huh? You either like the tune or not. 
How's your Swedish, English-only speakers? Spend a little time in a foreign country and weep at your own limitations. I am so envious of multi-lingual speakers.

As for this song, I recall hearing it for the first time and I couldn't stop playing it. Some songs are like that. Thanks for playing it.
 stevendejong wrote:
Who taught this woman how to pronounce the -r- in English? The more I heawwwww this, the more it annoys me.

 
We are taught by a very accomplished director and musician from one of the best Catholic choirs in the country not to hang on the r too much. For us, anyway, we would sing "Hey driftah, shape-shiftah."
{#Cowboy}   Fleet Foxy
Who taught this woman how to pronounce the -r- in English? The more I heawwwww this, the more it annoys me.
Just went from a 7 to a 5 on account of the fact the more I hear it, the less I like it. And RP spins this one too frequently, IMO. 
It was okay for the first couple of times, but I've heard this far too often.
 
Seems a bit off from the type of music I like, yet I did kinda like it; Maybe refreshing to hear harmony?
Nice melody and harmonies.
I am in love... these girls make the world a better place.
It never escapes my mind.
 ashmj000 wrote:

What’s this? Dozens of posts and barely a spatter of hateful rhetoric? A welcome sight in my eyes, but what a capricious lot we RP listeners can be.



 
Sorry - I don't equate 'hateful rhetoric' with a simple statement that this is just - boring.
 kdpace wrote:
Love this.  Reminds me of Emmy Lou.

 
In some parallel Universe, I imagine a duet of young Grace Slick and Janis Joplin. Don't know why.
8 >>> 9.  Loving this also !!!
 ashmj000 wrote:

What’s this? Dozens of posts and barely a spatter of hateful rhetoric? A welcome sight in my eyes, but what a capricious lot we RP listeners can be.



 
Must be Christmas! (and the song is really good...)

What’s this? Dozens of posts and barely a spatter of hateful rhetoric? A welcome sight in my eyes, but what a capricious lot we RP listeners can be.


7 >>> 8.  Loving this!!!
 fredriley wrote:

Vikings - come over here, rape our houses, pillage our women, give us fantastic songs... {#War}

 
Err, I thought the houses willing gave themselves.....  {#Laughing}
i likee
my daughter turned me on to this band. crystal clear voices shining bright
 fredriley wrote:

Vikings - come over here, rape our houses, pillage our women, give us fantastic songs... {#War}

 
Or, send their women singers over and let the ...................rest...................begin.
really fine effort
Love this.  Reminds me of Emmy Lou.
 stegokitty wrote:

Or ... possibly Blitzen Trapper - Furr ... hmm?

 
You ain't Nothing But a Hound Dog ?
 thatslongformud wrote:
Modest Mouse - Coyotes
Grateful Dead - Dire Wolf
First Aid Kit - Wolf

let's see whats next... Wearwolves of London?  The Fox (What does the Fox Say)?
 

 
Or ... possibly Blitzen Trapper - Furr ... hmm?
Modest Mouse - Coyotes
Grateful Dead - Dire Wolf
First Aid Kit - Wolf

let's see whats next... Wearwolves of London?  The Fox (What does the Fox Say)?
 
Sisters doing as sister should do...
Sweet sounds. Cute gals.
And FTR I like ABBA too {#Wave} 
 hencini wrote:
Huh. I would have told you this was Neko Case. 

 
Spot on. Completely assumed it was her.
 Sloggydog wrote:

Apologies in advance this is a teaching rant not about the music skip over if you have no interest.

As a teacher (I know how I normally behave here for those who have seen other posts) I am always amazed that people buy into the bullshit they are fed about improving educational standards.  The fact is everyone knows what works best because the rich can afford to pay for it.  Aside from having capable people who know there content and importantly can also teach which in my view is a separate skill, it is a simple matter of numbers.  The less pupils per teacher, the more time they can be afforded personally and the better they achieve.  Why if they are serious about education do governments not look to employ more teachers so they can reduce the pupil teacher ratio?  I have heard very good things about the Swedish education model.  It seems to be looked up to by people all over the world.

This bit is about the music

OK rant over I should also add that like so many of these female singers I love this song by Agnes Obel.  Picked up 2 albums since hearing it and definitely not disappointed by either. 

 
I agree with pretty much everything you've written here, esp. the bit about the ability to teach as a skill separate from a knowledge of the subject being taught. Instruction in math and computer science is often shoddy or poor because the teachers don't know or care to know how people think and learn a new discipline. 

There's good money to be made in the US through various school reform schemes, especially through charter schools. Many times they just offer more regimentation and discipline in schools as well as teaching to the test. Overall they don't produce better student test scores or performance, from what I understand.

I don't know why governments don't do more to lower student-teacher ratios. It's probably far more expensive than the alternatives and according to this Brookings Institution study, you need a biggish drop in class sizes to see results; the effect is pronounced in earlier grades:

"Because the pool of credible studies is small and the individual studies differ in the setting, method, grades, and magnitude of class size variation that is studied, conclusions have to be tentative.  But it appears that very large class-size reductions, on the order of magnitude of 7-10 fewer students per class, can have significant long-term effects on student achievement and other meaningful outcomes. These effects seem to be largest when introduced in the earliest grades, and for students from less advantaged family backgrounds.

...

Despite there being a large literature on class-size effects on academic achievement, only a few studies are of high enough quality and sufficiently relevant to be given credence as a basis for legislative action."

 

Parental emphasis on education and support of their kids' educational efforts are also very important. I think positive peer pressure amongst students is important too. Having a strong rapport with a good teacher is huge, I think: a lot of accomplished people cite the impact of a teacher who made the effort to recognize and befriend them. Carl Sagan did that for Neil deGrasse Tyson and it made a huge difference in Tyson's life. 


...and the groove just goes grooving on...(if I give the speakers any more cap'n, they're gonna blow!)
more cowbell..
What voices! The western influence excites these ears.
Nice sound, but they'll have to change it up a bit to prevent getting trapped by it.  Easy on the eyes too{#Clap}
 old_shep wrote:
ABBA

 
Ignorant and unoriginal comment. So their geography determines their sound? Like labeling Rolling Stones as "Beatles" simply because they're both from England. Sorry to be harsh here...but I think this forum is better used for those with detailed opinions and insights about the current artist. If you don't prefer a song or artist...tell us why...not just "sucks" or "crap". Based on your post...have no idea if ABBA is a good thing or bad. Maybe I shouldn't care, right?
 Eric_Gustafsson wrote:
Sweden rules.......again and again and........{#Dancingbanana}

 
Vikings - come over here, rape our houses, pillage our women, give us fantastic songs... {#War}
 jessfine wrote:

Well, for starters, how about the idea that everyone should be able to get a good education and not go broke or massively into debt paying for it?

 
Apologies in advance this is a teaching rant not about the music skip over if you have no interest.

As a teacher (I know how I normally behave here for those who have seen other posts) I am always amazed that people buy into the bullshit they are fed about improving educational standards.  The fact is everyone knows what works best because the rich can afford to pay for it.  Aside from having capable people who know there content and importantly can also teach which in my view is a separate skill, it is a simple matter of numbers.  The less pupils per teacher, the more time they can be afforded personally and the better they achieve.  Why if they are serious about education do governments not look to employ more teachers so they can reduce the pupil teacher ratio?  I have heard very good things about the Swedish education model.  It seems to be looked up to by people all over the world.

This bit is about the music

OK rant over I should also add that like so many of these female singers I love this song by Agnes Obel.  Picked up 2 albums since hearing it and definitely not disappointed by either. 
Huh. I would have told you this was Neko Case. 
 Highlowsel wrote:

...less than stellar daylight...  {#Neutral}

 
That would make a good band name, or at least an album title.  Mixed metaphors are fun.
 woodchuk wrote:
What is it about Scandinavia that produces such talent?  
 
Well, for starters, how about the idea that everyone should be able to get a good education and not go broke or massively into debt paying for it?
 Eric_Gustafsson wrote:
Sweden rules.......again and again and........{#Dancingbanana}

 
Probably comes from many hours indoors under winter conditions with less than stellar daylight conditions?  Boredom sets in and out come the musical instruments? Beats beating each other up season after season after season like what seems to happen in warmer climes.  {#Neutral}
Yeah, Wolfmother, where you been? Cosmic Egg was back in 2009!
Probably just me, but some of the lyrics remind me of Buffy Sainte-Marie's "Starwalker".
Sweden rules.......again and again and........{#Dancingbanana}
 Dwallie wrote:
I keep waiting for the crack of the bull whip!

 
*SNAP* heaaayahhh !  
 old_shep wrote:
ABBA

 
Yeah, maybe a little. Still love "Dancing Queen", though, so it may not be a bad thing.
For being of such a tender age, these young women convey such power through their voices.   What is it about Scandinavia that produces such talent?  Can we here some other songs from this album?
so...over...this...song
SNAPPY
How did I give this a 3? I am really digging on these two gals now. 
ABBA
I like it.
7 for now...
Yeah baby!
 Hannio wrote:


"Do you smoke after sex?"

"I don't know, I've never looked." 

 
Steve Martin?


 junebaby65 wrote:
God, my ears need first aid.

 
hahaha same here.
Love!
God, my ears need first aid.
 ziakut wrote:
I don't even smoke and I need a cigarette.

 

"Do you smoke after sex?"

"I don't know, I've never looked." 
 paradisepig wrote:
{#Daisy}{#Notworthy}{#Daisy}LOVELOVELOVE{#Daisy}{#Notworthy}{#Daisy}

 

{#Daisy}{#Notworthy}{#Daisy}LOVELOVELOVE{#Daisy}{#Notworthy}{#Daisy}
This song always makes me think about Game of Thrones (Starks and everything)
I keep waiting for the crack of the bull whip!
 oneyet wrote:
JUST when Swedish nationwide radio stopped play it 2 times each hour I can hear it from California!! Sigh.

 
Sounds like these ladies are stalking you by radio...  {#Crowded}
 ziakut wrote:
I don't even smoke and I need a cigarette.

 

Hahahaha.
 oneyet wrote:
JUST when Swedish nationwide radio stopped play it 2 times each hour I can hear it from California!! Sigh.
 
Look at it from the perspective of us being incredibly hip. ;)

I will go se them in a couple of weeks when they open for Patty Smith in the Uppsala Bothanical gardens.
Kwakwaka'wakw meets Abba indeed.
Hurts my ears worse than the Cranberries. 1. PSD.
Finally - Swedes other than ABBA making a splash!
Sounds like Österreichische Mädel  who jodel... {#Wink}
 clwguy wrote:
it will probably go down after the newness wears off but its a fun 8 for now {#Dancingbanana}{#Bananajam}

 
Exactly my thought.
Are they wearing paisley?  My goodness, did the sixties return while I was napping?  Like this ,,,
I am enjoying this
JUST when Swedish nationwide radio stopped play it 2 times each hour I can hear it from California!! Sigh.
Compelling and evocative. Hm.