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The Boxer Rebellion — Diamonds
Album: Promises
Avg rating:
7.6

Your rating:
Total ratings: 2884









Released: 2013
Length: 3:57
Plays (last 30 days): 2
Pretty little thing did you feel something
Did you always want me to be something
To mend a broken a heart
From a Devil of shallow nonsense
Turned your world upside down

Whatever said that it'd mean something
Whatever said that it'd mean nothing
And did I look the part
When it's all said and done
When it's all said and done

I'm no good next to Diamonds
When I'm too close to start to fade
Are you angry with me now
Are you angry cause I'm to blame

I'm no good next to Diamonds
When I'm too close to start to fade
Are you angry with me now
Are you angry cause I'm to blame

Never wanna hide the truth from you
Just hang my head what I put you through
I wasn't good enough
When what's done is done love
When it's all said and done

But I'm

No good next to Diamonds
When I'm too close to start to fade
Are you angry with me now
Are you angry cause I'm to blame

Cause I fall away
Further than I ever was
Further than I ever was
Further than I ever was
Further than I ever was
Further than I ever was

I'm no good next to Diamonds
When I'm too close to start to fade
Are you angry with me now
Are you angry cause I'm to blame

I'm no good next to Diamonds
When I'm too close to start to fade
Are you angry with me now
Are you angry cause I'm to blame

Cause I fall away
Further than I ever was
Further than I ever was
Further than I ever was
Further than I ever was
Further than I ever was
Further than I ever was

I have no words
Comments (127)add comment
 siqbal wrote:
Bet these guys are good live (even if they do gaze at their shoes most of the time). 

HA! I was looking at the Wiki photo and 'Shoegaze' jumped out at me.
Bumped up to an 8. This one has grown on me.
Bet these guys are good live (even if they do gaze at their shoes most of the time). 
I like these guys! That is all.
This is a solid ditty
 DrMacDaddy wrote:

Another example of why I happily support Radio Paradise.



YUP!  Most worthwhile monthly payment I make, by far!

When I set my daughters up with their first cars, I told each one of them the same thing.  The most important component of your vehicle is the battery.  That's because, if your car breaks down but your battery is good, you can always chill to your tunes until help arrives.

I feel the same way about RP.  Anytime I'm having a break down, all I have to do is park next to my computer, and chill to the tunes until help arrives.  (Of course, help never does arrive, but I sure do get to enjoy the wait.) 
I love their unique, backwards-kind of syncopation, and their atmospheric soundscapes that showcase their jamming ways!
The Tearing Me Up song is awesome.  Also, it reminds of the bizarre series called "You" that I'm currently binge-watching on Netflix.
Love this.  Thanks RP.  (Yet) another band I may never have discovered if it wasn't for you.  
Nice song. The band's name is also interesting and instructive lesson from history. 
What an atmosphere - I could listen forever. 
 DanFHiggins wrote:

Nice, Always liked it.

Sounds like The War on Drugs liked it also. 



iTHOUGHT THAT THEY WERE THE SAME GROUP. KNOCK ME OVER WITH A , FEATHER
 raewah wrote:
This song saved me from despair during the 2013 500 year flood that hit my home in Colorado.  When all would seem insurmountable I would play this song in my new car (as I lost my two cars) and scream with tears coming down my face.  All was better when I could face the flood after many sessions with "Diamonds".  I thank you to the band and to Angry Orchard for getting us all through!! 
 

We also were evacuated for 2 weeks when our neighborhood in Calgary flooded that same year.  The whole area was a muddy mess and smelled like the bottom of a river once the water receded.  Lost some stuff in the basement storage, but at least our apartment was okay.  We felt lucky because so many people suffered far worse damage than us.  Glad we also had RP to keep our spirits up!
Good tune with a great mix.
Boxers rebelling? Why? Not enough walkies or doggie treats?

c.
Nice, Always liked it.

Sounds like The War on Drugs liked it also. 
"Are you angry with me now
Are you angry cause I'm to blame"

It's been a few angry years for mrstuba9 because of me, but I've been coming further than I ever was...
Six years later and it's still fantastic!
Never thought much of these guys as Shoe-gazers, but here they literally are...



Love this track.  8
Loving how this soars 
BILL!  Camel Walk, Song 2, Hanging On, and now this.  Further than I ever was.  

We have met the enemy and they is us.  
This is not a comment on the song as such, but on the image of the album. The sticker disturbs the art. Sad. Why haven't it been removed?
Saw (heard) these excellent guys unplugged in an exclusieve setting in a Hilversum studio. great!
...This song takes me to that diving platform (pictured)..leaping skyward in flight...beautiful song
Loving the new album too - play some more from that please Bill!
Wonderful, haunting song. On my favourites list :)

Is it ever too late?
Another example of why I happily support Radio Paradise.
 ltbluesoda wrote:
the ability to find song this beautiful is what makes me a lifelong listener of "Bill",... who finds this?

 
You mean this sums up RP in one song? Not sure I'd disagree...
the ability to find song this beautiful is what makes me a lifelong listener of "Bill",... who finds this?
Very cool song
love it, such a drive
 {#Roflol}
{#Bananapiano}spiritfla wrote:
There is something about this song - it brings on emotion. Well done playing this RP! More Boxer Rebellion. 

 


There is something about this song - it brings on emotion. Well done playing this RP! More Boxer Rebellion. 
 1wolfy wrote:
 Job well done, Lad  campru wrote:
I'm in the music video to this song - guy right at the end with scars on face

 

 
Cheers
This song saved me from despair during the 2013 500 year flood that hit my home in Colorado.  When all would seem insurmountable I would play this song in my new car (as I lost my two cars) and scream with tears coming down my face.  All was better when I could face the flood after many sessions with "Diamonds".  I thank you to the band and to Angry Orchard for getting us all through!! 
 Job well done, Lad  campru wrote:
I'm in the music video to this song - guy right at the end with scars on face

 


I'm in the music video to this song - guy right at the end with scars on face
What is it about this song that makes me sit up and take notice? It provokes some memories/feelings that I can't place...nice.
 zournti wrote:

Like it and love the video too.



 


{#Sunny}sooo fine
 CHuLoYo wrote:
From 8  to 9 right now 

 


From 8  to 9 right now 
One of those songs that always makes you (well, me!) check whether you already gave that 9 or not. Magical.
I'd like this better if the drums had more variation. In my head I can hear a much more interesting version, playing off the variations in the guitar. Yes I know there is treatment for that.{#Cool}
Saw these guys live a few years ago, they're really good.
Very nice!
Heard this first on RP.  Songs like this keep me coming back for more.
Uh Yes....and thank you! I needed this tonight.
"Synth"-ed strings over-dominating. Still it's partway real feeling anyway. I kinda like it.
I am feeling this.  Thanks Bill G and Rebecca.
Love this song. 10.
 calle01 wrote:
I HATE this band!

 
WHY??

Like it and love the video too.


crank it all the way up!
Good tune!
Thankfully the 'The War On Drugs' haters haven't been here to 'dis' this yet, oh hang on, i'm wrong again, heres one now . . . 




calle01 wrote:
I HATE this band!

 


it'll be that pesky "drum m/c" getting in the way again i guess
Yum!
All of the voices in my head love this song.
 Pedro1874 wrote:
I do not HATE any band.  I may not really like their music but I admire their effort in actually playing instruments and making music.

I really love Boxer Rebellion the more I hear them,  8 - 9. {#Sunny}{#Good-vibes}

 
But I thought anyone who does not like something these days is a "hater"??  You sound very, well, reasonable.
I do not HATE any band.  I may not really like their music but I admire their effort in actually playing instruments and making music.

I really love Boxer Rebellion the more I hear them,  8 - 9. {#Sunny}{#Good-vibes}
Sounds like the National if you played them at 45 rpm instead of 33 1/3.
Killer track. Never get tired of this.
...{#Wave}  loving the roll you are on Bill
damn I love this song.  
 agkagk wrote:
 Was it a World Party?



 
I think it was a key party.
 rascal wrote:
London Grammar and these guys have been to the same party...good party

  Was it a World Party?


Great band
Look out for me in the music video to this track. Great day filming in leeds....
It's like The National, but only with slightly better guitar and a singer that doesn't mumble the lyrics.
As many have said before me, it's great to discover utterly new music and bands I really like on RP. This format is so much better than Pandora its ridiculous. Bill & Co., I salute you!
7>8, next time they probably will get 9 ore even 10 {#Yes}
these one snuck up on me, better with each new listening {#Dance}
Like this more every time I hear it.  ↑10.  Great album, too.
London Grammar and these guys have been to the same party...good party
10 next
 likewise..{#Cheers} this certainly strikes a chord with me.  kingart wrote:
Love.this.sound. Thoughtful without being morose, upbeat with honesty, very listenable on a screaming hard breathing bike ride, or just foot tapping and swigging a beer. 

 


Love.this.sound. Thoughtful without being morose, upbeat with honesty, very listenable on a screaming hard breathing bike ride, or just foot tapping and swigging a beer. 
 cayenne wrote:
I was carried to Ohio in a swarm of diamonds.

 
Did you end up in The Gem City?  
Seems I can't get enough of this song    {#Music}
Saw them on Sunday in Bergen, brilliant musicians!
Love Nathan voice {#Sunny}
"Are you angry, Mr. Dahmer?"
Rp doesnt stop to amaze me with their list. Amaazing!
 Hasan wrote:
This song has been giving me nearly out of body experiences, every time, beginning even from *before* I saw the video.

How do they do it?

 

 
Talent?
 Peter_Bradshaw wrote:
{#Heartkiss}  8 > 9
 
ditto
I was carried to Ohio in a swarm of diamonds.
Diamonds really has been growing on me. It's just another awesome song from radio paradise. Thanks for playing.
I'm in the music video for this song, top track top band.
{#Heartkiss}  8 > 9  so good for my ears
This song has been giving me nearly out of body experiences, every time, beginning even from *before* I saw the video.

How do they do it?

 
Simply Splendid track....and this album art takes me to new heights 
 kcar wrote:

No: the bestest!

Like taking stands, do you?


Man fighting a bunch of other men
(Note to the guy in the white shirt: third time is not the charm)



 
Get over it...I never even responded to a post you made until YOU started picking fights with ME...I never even noticed your posts...what are you some sort of superhero out to rid the world of snark?  Quit stalking me!
...this album cover deserves like a nine in itself...
When I'm driving lately I often find myself saying: Siri play Diamonds.  So I have to increase my rating from 9 to 10.

Great song. Very well done.
Great stuff
Top band.  Deserve much more recognition than they get.  Never hear them over here, which is criminal.
9 > 10



Amazing!
9/10 It's really deserve it
Just loving the amount of British artists that Bill plays.   Far more than our own National or Commercial stations play.
Shine bright like a Diamond, Shine bright like a Diamond, sorry wrong song






This GIF makes me smile every time I see it. Thanks kcar! {#Biggrin}


kcar wrote:

No: the bestest!

Like taking stands, do you?


Man fighting a bunch of other men
(Note to the guy in the white shirt: third time is not the charm)



 


was a 9 - now a 10! Great tune!{#Bananapiano}

I love how the sustained guitar sound carries this song... Brilliant!


8    


This makes up for that POS Regina Spektor tune that preceded this. I'm really liking this new TBR album!
LOVE!
 rdo wrote:
Good song.   The guitars, giving credit where it's due, is from Radiohead's Airbag.



NO one did that before Airbag.  It is the best guitar sequence in the history of music.   


 
I saw Radiohead live just after Diana was killed in that car crash.  OK Computer had recently been released and we all thought "they'll never play Airbag".  First song of the set - the place erupted.
Ho hum - and way overplayed (11x in 30 days?!).  {#Yawn}
 Hi love...me as well.  We are kindred indeed ! Deadwing wrote:
There are not a whole lot of songs that grab me at the first listen. This one did.


Nice, nice, very nice.


{#Music}  

 


 kcar wrote:

No: the bestest!

Like taking stands, do you?


Man fighting a bunch of other men
(Note to the guy in the white shirt: third time is not the charm)

Great left hook on 1st time. I can't even see the punch on the third one.


 


 rdo wrote:
Good song.   The guitars, giving credit where it's due, is from Radiohead's Airbag.



NO one did that before Airbag.  It is the best guitar sequence in the history of music.   


 
No: the bestest!

Like taking stands, do you?


Man fighting a bunch of other men
(Note to the guy in the white shirt: third time is not the charm)


Great band name. OK, I'm a snob...
this song makes me happy for some weird reason, and i want to dance!
I'm warming to this one. 6->7
I've heard 3 or 4 of Boxer's tunes here on RP. I like 'em all. They could be my next fav band. Fabulous sound and vibe. Dance drive drink make out music. 
Too damn redundant. 2. PSD.
There are not a whole lot of songs that grab me at the first listen. This one did.


Nice, nice, very nice.


{#Music}  
Good song.   The guitars, giving credit where it's due, is from Radiohead's Airbag.



NO one did that before Airbag.  It is the best guitar sequence in the history of music.   

Great song, I appear in the music video....

Everybody in my churches loves this song...

This is good - me likey. 
I just found my new favorite song- This is amazing!!
Follow up with Porcupne Tree - seems like these guys are related    ;-)