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Mazzy Star — Lay Myself Down
Album: Seasons of Your Day
Avg rating:
7.2

Your rating:
Total ratings: 1964









Released: 2013
Length: 4:22
Plays (last 30 days): 2
Just like that, she follows me
My wings are under her tree
She says one thing and that's just enough
It doesn't matter how much

Would I forget
Laying myself down
Just to regret
And that's all
Would I forget

I'll go away
I'll never know how far, how long
She keeps a diamond inside her door
She don't have a clue

Would I forget
Laying myself down
Just to regret
And that's all

Would I forget
Laying myself down
Just to regret
And that's all

And that's all
And that's all
Comments (72)add comment
 Toke wrote:

I think that this guy can do no wrong..


What guy?
Oh how sweet those modulations are....
If you listen closely, you can hear the Velvet Underground shooting heroin in the mixing room
To a few earlier comments: It's more about how than what.
I LIKE
Ahhhhh...Hope Sandoval.  Had the biggest boyhood crush on her when I saw Mazzy Star live in San Francisco waaaaay back when.
lovin that steel or slide
 retsilaear wrote:
Made me want to reach for my ten gallon hat and upchuck about a pint and a half into it.
 
Then put it on your head.
 coloradojohn wrote:
On a full-moon night with the tingle and scent of autumn in the air, this song really feels perfect... Her voice, the twangy guitars; Divine!
 
Good stuff on a chilly winter afternoon too.  
 ozzie1313 wrote:
This is one of the many great bands that RP brought into my life which gives me joy and hope around the continuity of good music across generations. I refuse to get mired in nostalgia and pine away for the 60's.

 
Hear! Hear!
I feel like she's a female equivalent of Syd Barrett; her breathy, oddly synched delivery, her ebb and flow of energy, fantastic imagery...
This is one of the many great bands that RP brought into my life which gives me joy and hope around the continuity of good music across generations. I refuse to get mired in nostalgia and pine away for the 60's.
I was enjoying it until I started to fixate on the tambourine . . . dang.
On a full-moon night with the tingle and scent of autumn in the air, this song really feels perfect... Her voice, the twangy guitars; Divine!
 4merdj wrote:
Does she sound a tad like Patti Griffin? Nice tune! {#Whisper}

 
Personally, I always thought Hope Sandoval sounded like a more subtle Maria McKee (Lone Justice).
But that's what I hear....... 
lovely lovely voice - sweet song - {#Clap}
Does she sound a tad like Patti Griffin? Nice tune! {#Whisper}
Love me some Mazzy!! Her voice is so smooth and has a certain.... Honesty to it.
Her voice just does it for me.  I am never disappointed.  

Thanks Bill 
 westslope wrote:

And less interesting overall.  Slide guitar is not bad but....

 
It's pedal steel, but thanks for playing.
Made me want to reach for my ten gallon hat and upchuck about a pint and a half into it.
 Proclivities wrote:

This is more up-tempo than most Cowboy Junkies' tunes I've heard.  

 
And less interesting overall.  Slide guitar is not bad but....
Very Nice !
I like this stuff a lot; their strumming and languid vocal stylings sometimes have a stoned rhythmic weirdness approaching Syd Barrett!
 fredriley wrote:
Mazzy Star - the very definition of Ho-Hum. This woman always sounds like she's stoned out of her gourd, and has the vocal range of an orang-utan with laryngitis. Aural Valium great for early-morning insomniac FM radio but deadly during the work day {#Sleep}

 

... I work the other side of the fence finding Mazzy's "aural valium" the best prescription placebo for my seemingly endless melancholic mood. Insert Margo Timmins here also.
Mazzy Star - the very definition of Ho-Hum. This woman always sounds like she's stoned out of her gourd, and has the vocal range of an orang-utan with laryngitis. Aural Valium great for early-morning insomniac FM radio but deadly during the work day {#Sleep}
{#Music}
Me likey like, very much!
{#Good-vibes} 
Everybody in my alien space craft loves this song...
Mazzy Star is well-represented in my Chill Set playlist, to which I fall asleep every night. Sometimes I'm out by the second (random) song and sometimes not after the entire set (1.5 hours); if the latter, I get up and read a book whilst sipping some cognac on ice, which generally does the trick. Point is, Mazzy Star is definitely a big part of my day whether I fully comprehend or not! Very peaceful…
 LowPhreak wrote:

I guess we could say that about a whole LOT of bands, eh? The trick is to do those "3 chords" well. ;)

 
Yeah, that "3-chord" criticism has been clumsily splashed over rock 'n' roll since its birth (often by non-musicians), anyhow, this tune sounds like it has four chords.  The denigration of this band for being too mellow or sleep-inducing is also sort of odd; that's their desired style; it's not like they were trying to do a tarantella or a death/speed metal tune and lost their way.  Yes, their music is of that mellow, dreamy genre, which is obviously not for everyone, but it's not a shortcoming of the band.  I like some of their material but some of it doesn't do much for me, but it's not because of its beats-per-minute rate being too low.
 superfido wrote:
Perhaps the most boring indie band of all time.  Can they actually play more than 3 chords? {#Sleep}

 
I guess we could say that about a whole LOT of bands, eh? The trick is to do those "3 chords" well. ;)
Uaaaa... good night! {#Sleep}
Love this song every time I hear it. Has a Wicked Games feel to it. 
 ThePoose wrote:
The Cowboy Junkies have done a million and one songs like these—it's all they do.
Please leave it to them. Don't try to beat Margo at her one-trick-pony game.

 
This is more up-tempo than most Cowboy Junkies' tunes I've heard.  
 ThePoose wrote:
The Cowboy Junkies have done a million and one songs like these--it's all they do.
Please leave it to them. Don't try to beat Margo at her one-trick-pony game.

 
No offense to the Cowboy Junkies, but Mazzy Star (Hope Sandoval) has just as much credibility in this genre.  
I highly recommend the album - it's excellent overall. The sound quality is quite impressive too.
 Krakus wrote:
Love the stoner music! Thank you!

 
This is fantastic.....{#Clap}
I love steel gutiar...so dreamy and peaceful!  {#Sleep}
I hear slide guitar and violins.  I guess it is country-classical then. 
 ch83575 wrote:

My country station would play this... along with the Grateful Dead, Cracker, Old Crow Medicine Show, Trampled by Turtles, and other fantastic country music that has never been recognized by the radio stations.  I love country, and I do listen to a country station in my car, but I don't understand how or why some people get into the country radio club, while others are conspicuously shunned despite making great country music.

Moral of the story: a good country station probably doesn't exist, but at least we have RP! 

 
Lucky for you...I think when we say "country music" we pretty much need to recognize that Garth Brooks and artists like him are what most people mean.  I literally cannot listen to any station that plays country, rap, or heavy metal.  I can listen to top 40 and traditional/ alt rock stations, it is not great but not near as bad as folks make it out to be here.
The Cowboy Junkies have done a million and one songs like these--it's all they do.
Please leave it to them. Don't try to beat Margo at her one-trick-pony game.
Love the stoner music! Thank you!
 ch83575 wrote:

My country station would play this... along with the Grateful Dead, Cracker, Old Crow Medicine Show, Trampled by Turtles, and other fantastic country music that has never been recognized by the radio stations.  I love country, and I do listen to a country station in my car, but I don't understand how or why some people get into the country radio club, while others are conspicuously shunned despite making great country music.

Moral of the story: a good country station probably doesn't exist, but at least we have RP! 

 
Amen.
{#Heartkiss}{#Heartkiss}   Mazzy rules -  OK!
 rdo wrote:

Has there ever been a country music station that would play this?
 
My country station would play this... along with the Grateful Dead, Cracker, Old Crow Medicine Show, Trampled by Turtles, and other fantastic country music that has never been recognized by the radio stations.  I love country, and I do listen to a country station in my car, but I don't understand how or why some people get into the country radio club, while others are conspicuously shunned despite making great country music.

Moral of the story: a good country station probably doesn't exist, but at least we have RP! 
It goes clang clang all the way though so only 6.
 
...like this new Mazzy cd

The singer is singing from down the hall in the bathroom; she's jonesing, I think. MAZZY, BABY! WAKE UP!! SING AND PLAY!!! That's what we're payin' ya for. 2.
Bill, please play some actual music soon!


 On_The_Beach wrote:
Country on quaaludes? Cowboy Junkies did it first, but this is OK.
Hope's voice is the main attraction.

 
Has there ever been a country music station that would play this?
I guess I'm a bit behind. This is the first time I'm hearing this and I just realized it's from a 2013 album. I'm glad to hear they have something new out. I'll have to listen to more tracks.
Country on quaaludes? Cowboy Junkies did it first, but this is OK.
Hope's voice is the main attraction.
Sweet song  {#Arrowl}
I love Her voice. Her desperation always carries a glimmer of hope with it.
I like the laid back singing style, marks her vocals out  as a bit different
The steel guitar saves this one. I like her, but she sounds like she's singing in her sleep. Curious to hear other songs from this new one.
Yaaay! They're BACK!
Well...uhm...yeah...this is nice.
Perhaps the most boring indie band of all time.  Can they actually play more than 3 chords? {#Sleep}
Her voice and their songs always remind me of such great times in the 90s..........
Snooze
Sorry...

It is not bad
but it is not good, just filler... 
One of my favorite bands but pale in comparison to their earlier material.
Love to hear some of Hope Sandoval & The Warm Inventions on here.
 martinc wrote:
my eyes are getting heavy and hope I can complete   zzzzzzzzzzz, thud
 
I'm nearly with you there, but managed to hit the mute button before I was claimed by the arms of morpheus {#Sleep}
I'm so happy they decided to get back together.  It's magic.  It really is magic. The potential for what they can do makes me very hopeful. 
I think that this guy can do no wrong..
my eyes are getting heavy and hope I can complete   zzzzzzzzzzz, thud
Holy boring and repetitive batman!  {#Stop}
The average rating says it all!{#Yawn}