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Album: An Omen (EP)
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Released: 2012
Length: 6:55
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I find it looks the same, but everything has changed
I find remembering gets harder every day
Sometimes I still believe who I pretend to be
Sometimes, well everything's exactly how it seems

I see the color of your eyes turn to gray
I feel the wind is growing colder every day
Sometimes I open up the walls and disappear
Sometimes the crashing of the waves is all I hear

Ocean, help me find a way
Ocean, wash us all away

I know that everything we did will come around
I take the thought of you and burn it to the ground
Sometimes I'm waiting for this ice age to arrive
Sometimes the hate in me is keeping me alive

Ocean, help me find a way
Ocean, wash us all away
Ocean, help me find a way
Ocean, carry us away
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Been waiting to hear this again, so beautifully sparse, so devoid of excess engineering, and yet so effective as pretty simplicity. Music. Thanks RP.
Compelling. Which may be an understatement.
I would like to see this live - must be a pretty nice/immersive experience
 jmkate wrote:
I am weirdly reminded -by said plinking- of an old XTC album...Hmm...perhaps its me. 
 
No, not just you.  The strings are something out of the ordinary, but I cannot tell just what.
Several years ago, during a cold winter, I sent my daughter in Canada a mix CD with 'icy' songs. This of course was on it. As well as 'This is the Ice Age', 'Fields of Ice', 'Cold Imagination','Isle of Ice', and other wintry stuff.
Pretty much a meditation.
In my noisying machine this sounds deep. Thank you for playing your favourites Bill and Rebecca  
I fell for its curse and don't regret it
intriguing initially... but tedious in the end.
 k8ling1114 wrote:
the DRONEing sound in the background trips me out every time this song arrives. i always check my surroundings and ears for malfunction. it distracts me from the rest of the song, so i can't really say how i feel about it.
 

 
If you're not quite paying attention, you start to wonder if you're hearing tornado sirens.  Would really throw me off if it came on in the middle of a thunderstorm.
Can I play in this noise machine too? 
 FrankMc wrote:
Love Young's introduction for this song from 4 Way Streets: "This is a song that's guaranteed to bring you down. It's called 'Don't Let it Bring You Down.' "
 
And then if they played this song, the audience would really be confused!  ; )
This song might conjure up some good knock knock jokes. 
Love Young's introduction for this song from 4 Way Streets: "This is a song that's guaranteed to bring you down. It's called 'Don't Let it Bring You Down.' "
should be hurting on acid this one
Tooooooooo long....
I drone know about this one. Kinda eerie-tating...:o)
 
Make it stop!  {#Beat}
 FlatCat wrote:

I can totally get how this might drive someone bonkers. I could imagine myself doing the same, but in fact I really like it. Quirky and fun.


 
Ditto.  I feel like it should be irritating the crap out of me, but instead it always seems to draw me and cause me to listen a bit closer...
Losing the will to live ...

It's growing on me...


dang!
That's a sound held too long.
Ouch

while it's an interesting, unique and unusual song, it sure makes me believe in radio edits...
 paradisepig wrote:
Ohhhhno not this plinky plonky song again...sorry chaps and chappesses this really grates my edges ..it just goes on for what feels like ever ...the poor guy playing the plinky bit must have nodded of a few times during the making of this god damn awful caterwauling{#Beat}
 
I can totally get how this might drive someone bonkers. I could imagine myself doing the same, but in fact I really like it. Quirky and fun.

I really love this tune. Kooky and quirky sounds.
But it's rally hard to work with this on in the background.
They should call themselves How to Destroy Concentration.
the DRONEing sound in the background trips me out every time this song arrives. i always check my surroundings and ears for malfunction. it distracts me from the rest of the song, so i can't really say how i feel about it.
 
I am weirdly reminded -by said plinking- of an old XTC album...Hmm...perhaps its me. 
 paradisepig wrote:
Ohhhhno not this plinky plonky song again...sorry chaps and chappesses this really grates my edges ..it just goes on for what feels like ever ...the poor guy playing the plinky bit must have nodded of a few times during the making of this god damn awful caterwauling{#Beat}
 
I also hate this. Is he/she playing a shoe box with a rubber band stretched across it?
Enough, already...
I'm liking it - though surprised by its content.  Is Trent mellowing?
I like the sound of it.  Of course I haven't even read the lyrics and knowing that Trent Reznor is involved i could be in for a surprise there.  Still like the mood that the sounds evoke.

Not my thing, but it does seem to fit the eclectic RP mix.


where is that confounded bridge?
Ohhhhno not this plinky plonky song again...sorry chaps and chappesses this really grates my edges ..it just goes on for what feels like ever ...the poor guy playing the plinky bit must have nodded of a few times during the making of this god damn awful caterwauling{#Beat}
 coloradojohn wrote:
There is something oddly familiar and yet totally new at work here...wow...like so many new things presented via the RP channel...
I like how the breathy, interesting voice reminds me a bit of someone I feel I should know and the music sort of strikes me like a Balinese gamelan but not quite...for sure, it's an exotic mind-trip!
—Oh, and Bill just clued me in as to why...the voice is that of Mariqueen Mandig (now Reznor), the astounding hottie formerly of West Indian Girl!  Go, girl!
 
Her voice reminds me of Becky Stark, singing as the character Margaret in the Decemberists "The Hazards of Love"

I think I need to check out West Indian Girl!


There is something oddly familiar and yet totally new at work here...wow...like so many new things presented via the RP channel...
I like how the breathy, interesting voice reminds me a bit of someone I feel I should know and the music sort of strikes me like a Balinese gamelan but not quite...for sure, it's an exotic mind-trip!
—Oh, and Bill just clued me in as to why...the voice is that of Mariqueen Mandig (now Reznor), the astounding hottie formerly of West Indian Girl!  Go, girl!
revolutionary 
I think it's interesting , an escape from the usual
Dark, gorgeous lyrics.  Her voice is also very beautiful.
This gives me a headache. stop the ringing in my ears. argh.
 rspauldi wrote:

Is that annoying background whine supposed to be part of the "art?"
 
I live within the 10mile range of emergency sirens for a nuclear power plant. Every time I hear this song I keep wondering if it's the first Wednesday of the month at 11am. (that's when they run the "test. this is only a test")
FWIW I like the "background whine" but can see how it might annoy some. And I'm especially happy when I realize it's not a nuclear melt down.
 Devildoc666 wrote:
All of a sudden I turn around and punch my wife!   "What the H....?" she says rubbing her shoulder.  Dumbfounded, I turn to her and say "I don't know......... I think it was the song"
 

You realize, don't you, there is a delete option for your comments. Idiot.
Fun, even the screeching metal. It's all part of the experience.
 Devildoc666 wrote:
All of a sudden I turn around and punch my wife!   "What the H....?" she says rubbing her shoulder.  Dumbfounded, I turn to her and say "I don't know......... I think it was the song"
 
if she's strong enuf to take ur punch she's strong enuf to punch you back. and if she's listening - honey, aim a little higher than his shoulder. ..maybe he'll find the good sense not to do it again.  i like this song. it feels good on a rainy day

Is that annoying background whine supposed to be part of the "art?"
I like it!  Thanks
Loved the song, but hope the band's talent doesn't end here
All of a sudden I turn around and punch my wife!   "What the H....?" she says rubbing her shoulder.  Dumbfounded, I turn to her and say "I don't know......... I think it was the song"
Sometimes your brain can use a song that allows the mind to wander instead of kicking up all kinds of ideas and thinking. It's called meditation. This song helped me meditate.
Wow, for once Trent Reznor does something that does not sound like everything else he has done. {#Angel}
Seems quite long.
Nails on a blackboard.Why is it there?
That was different, but I kinda like it.  Dunno whether or not it'll pass the test of time...
The Tibetan bell is a brilliant touch, unnerving but cool
Cute, playful, hopefully not annoying
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