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Boy & Bear — A Moment's Grace
Album: Harlequin Dream
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7.1

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Total ratings: 660









Released: 2013
Length: 4:47
Plays (last 30 days): 0
I wasn't born this way
I been living a lie they say
Somebody brought me to my knees well, I had everything
So tell me would you please, how could I possibly have needed, so much more

The thing I was craving
Was some kind of lady
So I might find a friend
and all the aching in my muscles as they hurt oh wont you put my hands to work to ease my mind

And you realize in a moments grace
you've been unravelling the fabric of your coat
And you pick a line down the wall and trace
till the end
and when you walk back sorry with a fallen body like you should
no I'm not gonna die this way

Maybe it was was the mold you see
that was knocking the wall in me
that I forgot just what it was that
i had needed to be for all the time id given
maybe i forgot what living was now for

And you realize in a moments grace
you might just already be onto something good
and you pick a line on a call and trace
because you can
and when it comes back heavy
you'll be more than ready like you should
'cause I'm not gonna die this way

Through a crack in the road it sprung
a seedling warm and young
stretching out for the sun
its almost in, I'm giddy.
for this time I might be winning
as the moving lights that time of year lay still
and as my body changes pace I seem to know again that I'm not gonna die this way
oh I'll hold my misses in a bed of kisses like I should
'cause I'm not gonna die this way
Comments (37)add comment
 I really enjoyed this number - simple {#Daisy}
Has the same/very similar chord progression as "the Captain" by Guster.  I still like it, though.  
 LizK wrote:

just ask The Who..  Wait.  Did they really need the royalties?  Was their National Health about to be cancelled because of excess income, like, ya no, Medicaid?

 
Who cares whether or not a band needs the royalties?  Anyhow, you're comparing a legendary classic rock act, who's been at it for over fifty years, and has not felt a need to work in manual/service labor for most of that time, with an Australian "indie" folk band, who probably put down their spatulas and driving taxi cabs relatively recently.
 LizK wrote:

just ask The Who..  Wait.  Did they really need the royalties?  Was their National Health about to be cancelled because of excess income, like, ya no, Medicaid?

 
Who cares whether or not a band needs the royalties?  Anyhow, you're comparing a legendary classic rock act, who's been at it for over fifty years, and has not felt a need to work in manual/service labor for most of that time, with an Australian "indie" folk band, who probably put down their spatulas and/or stopped driving taxi cabs relatively recently.
Add a bit of echo and this could be Fleet Fox-ish.
 Sasha2001 wrote:
so, this song is nice enough, but once you become standard background music for one of those primetime medical melodramas ...
 
... you finally get to a point as a musician, where you don't need to worry about next months rent and can make music because you like doing it?

Also, it's not a crime if people can enjoy your music without having a degree in music theory or some special interest neurosis or full blown psychosis. Mainstream music is music for the people, not more, not less.

And if you enjoy listening to music noone else knows or enjoys, that's fine too.
Bump:  

And who cares if a TV show picked up the rights and used it.  TV would not work without soundtracks and sometimes laughtracks.
 

msymmes wrote:
This band and this album rivals some Dire Straits material from their early days.   Truly born with talent.
 

 

This band and this album rivals some Dire Straits material from their early days.   Truly born with talent.
 
Love hearing another Australian act on RP.  Love Boy & Bear........

                                                  Please call the ringmaster.
                                                Kids wanna have some  fun.
                                             What's going on the fairy ground?
                                                         Looks like real
 rdo wrote:

What in the world could possibly be wrong with being played on a TV show?  Have you thought this through?  I find that to be an utterly baffling point of view.

 

It's a sign of success.  And nothing pisses some people off more than the success of others.


Amazing song. Speaks to me about my life at the moment. Puts me in an introspective mode.
 
Posted: Dec 19, 2013 - 11:59
 

 Sasha2001 wrote:
so, this song is nice enough, but once you become standard background music for one of those primetime medical melodramas like Chicago Hope you might be getting a decent royalties check but you're also gaining the wrong kind of celebrity.  Or maybe its the right kind. Either way you sound just like Fleet Foxes.
  
 

Proclivities wrote:

I see your point, but for most musicians, that sort of an outcome is infinitely better than waiting tables.

 
just ask The Who..  Wait.  Did they really need the royalties?  Was their National Health about to be cancelled because of excess income, like, ya no, Medicaid?
Vocals remind me of Mumford and Sons.
Some of the comments below are a little baffling but then such is life.  This one gets an 8 from me,...really thoughtfully done and his voice is perfect for a ballad such as this.
one of my favorite albums - perfect in every way
I was looking forward to seeing this band live at the Forecastle Festival in July, but they are becoming so overplayed here on RP, I am kind of sick of them.

I need to listen to other things than RP for a while, or watch some other band play when they do this summer.

Still, I will give this a 6. Nothing higher, though.
One of the viscerally touching songs to come out in a while
                          love B & B
                                {#Hearteyes}
 jhorton wrote:
Beautiful music, loving everything Boy & Bear does!

And to all you haters about the, ' Selling out," you just don't understand the music business today. 

 
Same - this song is beautiful. Would like to know what it's about.
Thanks for this discovery!
I keep hearing "Big Bird in a Small Cage" by Patrick Watson each time this song starts. A bit disappointing at first, but the song is alright.
I think it's lovely!
Beautiful music, loving everything Boy & Bear does!

And to all you haters about the, ' Selling out," you just don't understand the music business today. 
 Sasha2001 wrote:

This is spot on and interestingly the same comment I made to someone else chastised a group for selling out. I'm probably more upset at mediocre network melodramas that co-opt good music than the musicians who need the paycheck. But then again, their aren't that many paying outlets for artists anymore. And Ngoziman you're right, I would turn off the TV if my wife and children would let me anywhere near it.

 
What in the world could possibly be wrong with being played on a TV show?  Have you thought this through?  I find that to be an utterly baffling point of view.
 Proclivities wrote:

I see your point, but for most musicians, that sort of an outcome is infinitely better than waiting tables.

 
This is spot on and interestingly the same comment I made to someone else chastised a group for selling out. I'm probably more upset at mediocre network melodramas that co-opt good music than the musicians who need the paycheck. But then again, their aren't that many paying outlets for artists anymore. And Ngoziman you're right, I would turn off the TV if my wife and children would let me anywhere near it.
I love his voice.  So much depth.
 Sasha2001 wrote:
so, this song is nice enough, but once you become standard background music for one of those primetime medical melodramas like Chicago Hope you might be getting a decent royalties check but you're also gaining the wrong kind of celebrity.  Or maybe its the right kind. Either way you sound just like Fleet Foxes.
 
I see your point, but for most musicians, that sort of an outcome is infinitely better than waiting tables.
{#Bananapiano} Thanks Bill - love the album and this song is brilll
Edward Bear Grylls comes to mind but no, he isn't the navel-gazing kind.
 Sasha2001 wrote:
so, this song is nice enough, but once you become standard background music for one of those primetime medical melodramas like Chicago Hope you might be getting a decent royalties check but you're also gaining the wrong kind of celebrity.  Or maybe its the right kind. Either way you sound just like Fleet Foxes.
 

Hmm, prime time TV - you know there's a big wide world out there, full of boys and girls and bears, just waiting patiently for you. Go on, switch the box off and step outside. You won't regret it.
Brilliant
6.4!? This band rocks and this song is so beautiful {#Good-vibes}  I love their sound and this CD is really good.
Ohh yaa, I dig that tranquil non-toxic wavy gravy  {#Music}
A nice "My Morning Jacket" feel to this song.  I like it...it's comforting, soothing almost..in a melancholy way.

   Like much the way life unfolds b4 us.
Not as crazy about this...as I am about previous stuff. I do say...mighty fine album art though...and I ALWAYS appreciate good, thoughtful and thought provoking art. A rarity these days.
so, this song is nice enough, but once you become standard background music for one of those primetime medical melodramas like Chicago Hope you might be getting a decent royalties check but you're also gaining the wrong kind of celebrity.  Or maybe its the right kind. Either way you sound just like Fleet Foxes.