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Woodkid — Boat Song
Album: The Golden Age
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6.9

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Total ratings: 775









Released: 2013
Length: 4:22
Plays (last 30 days): 2
We packed our bags and said farewell
Untied the knot and raised the sail
We threw our hearts into the sea
Forgot all of our memories

The wind was sweet and smelled of home
The sea was rough and felt unknown
Escaping shores of lunacy
Dawn light, twilight, infinity

Can we keep our baring straight
Or will we be blown off course
Are we instruments of fate?
Do we really have a choice?

A voice whispers in the gales
Like in the songs and childhood tales
Where krakens raging in the sea
Crack ships into a million pieces

Can we keep our baring straight?
Or will we be blown off course?
Are we instruments of fate?
Do we really have a choice?

We threw our hearts into the sea
Forgot all of our memories
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Listening to the words of this song, I can't help but think of the Norwegian cruise ship Viking Sky with no engines and in heavy seas on 23 March 2019.
Dreary.
 annieb63 wrote:
Reminds me of Antony (& the Johnsons)

 
Agree. I thought it was him!
 SmackDaddy wrote:

Woodkid is to Madrugada what The National is to Joy Division


Spot On
 


Reminds me of Antony (& the Johnsons)
Between Philip Glass and John cale, greatness and melancolia. I love this guy.
Morning BillG and RP listeners! 
This Woodkid  is pretty talented dude, video director and singer/songwriter. 

I wonder how much he enjoyed working with Katy Perry, I've heard she's actually a good singer who appreciates the past of the music world.  
the opening notes reminded me of Beatle's Golden Slumbers {#Bananapiano}

Woodkid = Pinocchio

Ask Geppetto!!


Philip Glass!
 wgsu_1978 wrote:
The spikey projections are similar, but so what? Art is derivative. Get used to it.
 
{#Roflol} You obviously didn't read very far down the thread.
 On_The_Beach wrote:
https://bigpondmusic.com/images/AlbumCoverArt/474/XXL/A-Rush-Of-Blood-To-The-Head2.jpg

 
The spikey projections are similar, but so what? Art is derivative. Get used to it.
 TerryS wrote:

https://bigpondmusic.com/images/AlbumCoverArt/474/XXL/A-Rush-Of-Blood-To-The-Head2.jpg

 
Nope, completely different.
I don't see any similarity in the 2 covers.
Madrugada?
 On_The_Beach wrote:

Stingray's boyfriend?

 
What say we all lighten up?

https://bigpondmusic.com/images/AlbumCoverArt/474/XXL/A-Rush-Of-Blood-To-The-Head2.jpg

At a glance, it seems we may need to do just that.


In the lyrics, that would be "bearing" 
 calle01 wrote:
Another one for the dying old boring and depressed listeners on RP??
 
Stingray's boyfriend?
oh, I was about to Upload this only to find out it already is there. Great album The Golden Age.
                 
...... really like this sound .....{#Daisy}
One song is okay. Whole Album is to boring for me!
 easmann wrote:
Sorry, gonna have to go with Bosami on this one. We get it. Humans are wired to find patterns (even where none exist at times) and categorize the crap out of everything. It gets tedious. Not to pick on you specifically On_The_Beach, sorry. So many comments of "this sounds like that", "this looks like that". Most of the time, in my admittedly subjective opinion, the similarities cited are minimal and not worth the reader's time to read or process. I pity RP the cost of maintaining the server memory space required.
 
Yeesh. There is a similarity in the covers. As I mentioned before, it was just an "at a glance thing", no big deal. For the record, someone else mentioned it in a different thread. I'm not saying one artist copied the other, by any means. Not saying anything about the music. Can't believe this has actually sparked a "debate". But I do appreciate your civilized tone.
Creepiest album cover I've seen in quite a while...

Woodkid is to Madrugada what The National is to Joy Division


 Tamster wrote:
Sounds like Sivert Hoyem.........and that is not a bad thing. {#Heartkiss}

 
My thought too.


 Bosami wrote:
Dude, that's not even remotely close. At a glance perhaps, but that would be like equating something just because they were both black and white color themes.
 
Actually it was an "at a glance" thing. Try not to lose any sleep over it.
 On_The_Beach wrote:
https://bigpondmusic.com/images/AlbumCoverArt/474/XXL/A-Rush-Of-Blood-To-The-Head2.jpg

 
Dude, that's not even remotely close. At a glance perhaps, but that would be like equating something just because they were both black and white color themes.
sounds very much like madrugada, lovely!
Absolutely wonderful music, I love this whole album/EP.
They're both from the same continent but Woodkid is from France and Sivert from Norway. 

 
Burg wrote:
Most probably his youger brother. They presumably breathed the same fumes as kids.


 
k1j2cat wrote:
Sort of sounds like Madrugada 'Light'. Not a bad thing. First listen gets a 8 from me.

 



 


 Tamster wrote:
Sounds like Sivert Hoyem.........and that is not a bad thing. {#Heartkiss}

 
My thought as well,,,,
https://upload.wikimedia.org/wikipedia/en/4/45/A_Rush_of_Blood_to_the_Head.jpg
Unique cover art!
Sounds like Sivert Hoyem.........and that is not a bad thing. {#Heartkiss}
was instantly drawn to this. what a very special voice... hmmmmm {#Good-vibes}
Most probably his youger brother. They presumably breathed the same fumes as kids.


 
k1j2cat wrote:
Sort of sounds like Madrugada 'Light'. Not a bad thing. First listen gets a 8 from me.

 


 cinzia1026 wrote:
My teenage son introduced me to Woodkid last year.  Glad you have made it part of your playlist!  Check out his song 'Iron' as well.

 

In my experience, this is not a good thing!{#Stop}{#Lol}
horns sound like 'MSTK3000 love theme'
Nice!
Totally agree!  I had to look to see if this wasn't Madrugada!


k1j2cat wrote:
Sort of sounds like Madrugada 'Light'. Not a bad thing. First listen gets a 8 from me.


 k1j2cat wrote:
Sort of sounds like Madrugada 'Light'. Not a bad thing. First listen gets a 8 from me.

 
I see what you mean. I like it very much indeed.
Instantly Likeable.
 
I like a well wrought lyric matched with some decent music.  8{#Jump}
This band is kind of intriguing, I'd guess it is the sort of thing that would sound right at the right moment.
...woodkid, really?..well that's cool, i guess...


...it grows quite a bit in the production toward the end... 
 k1j2cat wrote:
Sort of sounds like Madrugada 'Light'. Not a bad thing. First listen gets a 8 from me.

 
...agreed - except I'm going to rate a 7 for first listen.
 k1j2cat wrote:
Sort of sounds like Madrugada 'Light'. Not a bad thing. First listen gets a 8 from me.

 
Nice call. 8 from the entranced Nottingham jury as well.
Sort of sounds like Madrugada 'Light'. Not a bad thing. First listen gets a 8 from me.
My teenage son introduced me to Woodkid last year.  Glad you have made it part of your playlist!  Check out his song 'Iron' as well.