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Guillemots — Southern Winds
Album: Hello Land!
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6.2

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Total ratings: 868









Released: 2012
Length: 4:57
Plays (last 30 days): 1
When you wait and you don't know what to do
Weather or not I will stay here with you
Something's got into the way that light...
The light told the lighter to light off the light
Southern Winds, Southern Winds

We were young, lying eyes in the sun
And tactic foreigns together may run.
But then I cry, then I'll have to explain
All of my colors that are going to grey.
Southern Winds, Southern Winds.

And where do the boats all go?
When they're out on the Wasteland alone.

So I'll wait till you come to my side
Carried along by an old rusty tide.
Living and loving can turn out strange
So don't let them burry, you're living their way
Southern Winds, Southern Winds.
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Beautiful!
Where do all the boats go? Well, that's an easy one. Just Google Hurricane Hugo ('89). You'll see where they all went. Up all them creeks 'til they got to Virginia just about. 
Has sort of a CSN vibe to it.
 Alexandra wrote:
This is very unique, well-crafted and pretty.

Shades of Simon and Garfunkel....(Scarborough Fair) 

 

I was thinking Moody Blues when this started...Yes that singing is a bit annoying. 
Rainy Day Tune
say what you will, one of those uniquely ethereal and timeless pieces
7 {#Arrow} 8
This somehow reminds me of the theme song from Nausicaa of the Valley of the Wind (or Kaze no Tani no Nausika for the Japanese).
I've been on Google Images and looked for "guillemots", and I've got to say that the band looks nowt like the birds:

Guillemot family

Still, seabirds can't grow beards. I do rather like the sound of this song and it may well grow on me. The slightly off timing and seeming amateurishness only adds to its quirky charm. 7 from the seabird-loving Nottingham jury.
 FlatCat wrote:
The singing is almost unbearable.

 
The vocals do get pretty irritating in parts but not enough to make me skip it; the instrumentation is interesting.
I once saw Les Barker do his mongrel poetry  (Mrs Akroyd had long since died), perhaps on his "Sex is better than Poetry Tour"  and, as I recall, it was titled Ode to a Guillemot. Laden with puns, non sequiturs and nonsense, it was scads better than this............drivel.
Boys, PLEASE.  This Bon Iver falsetto craze has gone on long enough.  Most of you suck at it, so just STOP, please!  And for the love of beer, don't try to hamonize.  I've heard cats fighting under my window that sounded better together!
Shame there's no kind of harmonising going on.  The vocals are annoying to my ears.
Either Canadian or Scottish, based on the band title?
 Alexandra wrote:
This is very unique, well-crafted and pretty.

Shades of Simon and Garfunkel....(Scarborough Fair) 

 
I heard same right away...
Haunting and lovely at the same time.
Where could you discover something like this other than on commercial free, listener supported RP ?
 flyboy50 wrote:
Very nice. Warning: Do not click on the cover image. Again, I repeat:  Do nottttt aaawwgh

 
Too late! I feel myself whirling down a pit into an alternate reality where anti-fashion is fashion. I love this dreamy song, mind, and the tweeters at the end add a nice sweet coda. 7 from the Nottingham jury.
fddf
Very nice. Warning: Do not click on the cover image. Again, I repeat:  Do nottttt aaawwgh
Pretty awesome
This is very unique, well-crafted and pretty.

Shades of Simon and Garfunkel....(Scarborough Fair) 
The singing is almost unbearable.
 bronorb wrote:
Really nice song but the cover creeps me out.

 
Really trippy cover but the voice creeps me out.
Simon & Garfunkel would turn in their graves.  If they were dead.

edit:  and so would Annie Lennox
Sound like a bunch of dirty hippies and I like 'em!
Very nice....never heard of them but like it!
Mellow as all get-out and in a really nice way. 
Really nice song but the cover creeps me out.
nice....haunting... ambient.... want to hear more like this.... reminds me of group Rennaisance if they had a child who took up the banner
Whoa!  Exquisite!{#Heartkiss}
Most excellent!

Everybody in my mushrooming multitude of churches be slow-dancing buck ass naked all over the world like bowlegged gypsy muleskinners...  we love this song...  it tweaks our nipples...  love sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll...
Quite likeable :)
 TerryS wrote:
Reminds me of washing machine adverts.

 
Ye-ahhh...maybe an advert from Finland. In the middle of an endless winter. Just as the acid is kicking in and your TV screen is melting...

You and I ain't watchin' the same TV, Terry. 

 triviagal wrote:
I think it would work better as an instrumental.

  
The instrumental reminds me of something from the Moody Blues--one of their gloomier songs.


 triviagal wrote:
I think it would work better as an instrumental.

 
No lie
yargh, the harmonies grate on my nerves. do NOT like this song at ALL.
I'm heading for Italy this afternoon, and got caught by this tune, just before to leave, ...I love it!
 Derecho wrote:
Cover art is approaching maximum hipster factor.

 
Especially that "Roman centurion" guy with the sneakers and purple socks.  Pretty good music; not as fond of the vocals, though.

absolutely love this song...


I really liked that.

marvelous...  love this song...

 
This is one of those songs that started off really irritatingly, to my ears, then really grew as it went along. I missed its passing when it finished. 7 from the entranced Nottingham jury.

I wonder if those are guillemot cries at the end?
Cover art is approaching maximum hipster factor.
Very pleasant
This is cool. I haven't heard from Guillemots since their "Trains to Brazil" seven years ago. Snatches remind me of Martin Denny's "exotica" stuff back in the 60s.
..it lulls, but not necessarily in a good way..maybe time will age it gracefully? (i'm dubious)..
yuck
8 I think. I just don't know any song that fits before or after this one. Very cool stuff.
Reminds me of washing machine adverts.

This song is soooo cool...  love it...
love the bass line but what's with the cover photo? Why do the head & hands of that bearded fellow make him look llike a giant among dwarfs?
I think it would work better as an instrumental.
A bit dull.
Not quite Fleet Foxes, who I would fit into this genre and who I think are awesome. 
"...Parsley, sage, rosemary, and thyme..."

Lovely take on this medieval Yorkshire, UK folk song. 
 Grammarcop wrote:
First there was Shearwater. Then there was Guillemots. I can't wait for The Ancient Murrelets!

 
Yey. More ornithological jokes on RP! Personally I'm waiting for the Brown Boobies.

marvelous...  love this emotive melody...
 
 jimmunn wrote:
I don't know how good the song is, I couldn't get past the horrible vocals....   {#Sick} 

  Lazarus wrote:

Fyfe Antony Dangerfield Hutchins wrote this marvelous song...

everybody in my church loves this song...
 



 



 
Huh? I think the vocals are lovely. To each their own.
Are you going to Scarborough Fair?
Ouch. . . 2. . . at best. 

Update. . . 1.  Indulgent ill conceived twaddle.
I don't know how good the song is, I couldn't get past the horrible vocals....   {#Sick} 

  Lazarus wrote:

Fyfe Antony Dangerfield Hutchins wrote this marvelous song...

everybody in my church loves this song...
 



 


First there was Shearwater. Then there was Guillemots. I can't wait for The Ancient Murrelets!

Fyfe Antony Dangerfield Hutchins wrote this marvelous song...

everybody in my church loves this song...
 



Wow...  this is very very very very very very good...  big 10 rating off the bat...