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The War on Drugs — Suffering
Album: Lost in the Dream
Avg rating:
7.3

Your rating:
Total ratings: 1496









Released: 2014
Length: 5:57
Plays (last 30 days): 3
I was here in the world, the world that you gave me every time
You can say that you're running ' cuz I can go back on the street
I'll be here when we both gonna fake it
We're awake

No more try to hear killing your goal
Means I can be bigger then the tones
In the moments of suffering
Like the feeling that you gave me, like a snowflake though the fire
I'll be frozen in time but you'll be here
Suffering

Will you be here suffering?
Will you be here suffering?
Well I hope to be here
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YES.....Suffering it is. Everything of these guys is the same, very, very boring. Stop playing this please! 
 meatmike wrote:

Definitely not a driving song (unless you're in the middle of the desert under a full moon with the top down).
 
Ah, but hopefully there's no saguaro growing in the middle of that desert ;)
 MrStatenIsle wrote:
Another sleepy lullaby from The Bore On Drugs.
 
Definitely not a driving song (unless you're in the middle of the desert under a full moon with the top down).
I hate the war on drugs but I Love The War on Drugs!!
Another sleepy lullaby from The Bore On Drugs.
 edan61 wrote:
I could listen to this band all day...
 
I often do
 BCarn wrote:

You have a point but I like their sound regardless.
 

Don't get me wrong, that's a 7 for me
For their other songs I gave 8's and 9's
Great sound to my old ears as well
I could listen to this band all day...
Saw TWOD this summer at an outdoor festival.  Was pleasantly surprised how hard and raw they were.  I love the mellowness of their albums at home, but in concert the harder presentation and searing guitar was awesome!
Saw TWOD at the O2 Arena in London earlier this year and the very first track they played had such a powerful drum kick-in that it felt like I had been punched in the chest....and we weren't even that close to the stage....quite stunning !
Great friggin song...
 ExploitingChaos wrote:
Strangely, not their best, though all their songs sound the same
 
Yeah,  a lot of them sound very similar, and that 11-minute tune from this album was just played a couple of hours ago.  Anyhow, it's wistful, pleasant, harmless, well-crafted stuff and people seem to enjoy it.
 ExploitingChaos wrote:
Strangely, not their best, though all their songs sound the same
 
You have a point but I like their sound regardless.
Strangely, not their best, though all their songs sound the same
I just got the vinyl and mp3 via RP.   thx for the kick! 

teapot wrote:


I don't know why I haven't bought this album yet. I guess now is a good time, and RP gets some $$ too.{#Biggrin} Done!

 


 me either.   maybe Don Henley (boys of summer).   But really I just hear a lot of Adam Granduciel.

 
VV wrote:

Sorry, not really seeing the Petty influence.

 


 VV wrote:
One of my favorite newer bands.

 
I second that!  Love their sound.
 westslope wrote:
I like TWOD better than Tom Petty.  But the influence is there and this song makes feel sad about Petty's death.  

 
Sorry, not really seeing the Petty influence.
One of my favorite newer bands.
Thought it was the Waterboys...
A fantastic song. I have no other witty remark.
I like TWOD better than Tom Petty.  But the influence is there and this song makes feel sad about Petty's death.  
 Proclivities wrote:

I believe that was their point - you know: irony?

 
Irony... thats what comes after laundry right?
Great band though and a great album. Sounds quite Tom Petty-ish in there at times (in a very good way).
 Ableragtacker wrote:
Some nice sounds, but "The war on drugs?!! are you kidding me? How non rock & roll is that? A phrase first coined by Richard Nixon (the criminal) and publicly endorsed by Elvis Presley (the drug addict) lol, nice to drive to though {#Motor}

 
I believe that was their point - you know: irony?
You know they say, sometimes, they don't make good music anymore? This is proof, that ain't true. Outstanding.
Ooh, this song made me stop what I was doing to come here, and look up what/who. Nice! Really like the instrumentation. And I don't care if the band has a stupid name; not gonna trash a good song because of that.{#Naughty}
Suck that hash !
 
Nice, evocative music. The bland lyrics, the flat singing and the muddy production need upgrades, though.  Too many listens and the listeners are the ones who suffer. 
 below72 wrote:
Living thru 8 years of George "Nuke-Clee-er" Bush was, as "W" would say, dummer.
Why do only fools, scam artists, cheaters, and lawyers run for elected office?
Don't answer - I don't really want to talk about it...
 
Actually that's the correct pronunciation.
"New-Cue-Lur" is the dumbass pronunciation, and probably the way George said it.
For the record, I'm definitely not a Dubyuh fan.
 ShaunJ wrote:

I was thinking of ordering this cd and based on your recommendation will do so.

Thanks E!  



 
Hei!  You are welcome S.  -Erik
Indie emo? {#Cry} {#Cheesygrin}
 zedstation wrote:

...but nothing was as dumb as living through the war on drugs...

 
Living thru 8 years of George "Nuke-Clee-er" Bush was, as "W" would say, dummer.
Why do only fools, scam artists, cheaters, and lawyers run for elected office?
Don't answer - I don't really want to talk about it...
 Skydog wrote:

add Butthole Surfers,  Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Phil Collins

 
...but nothing was as dumb as living through the war on drugs...
 Nerubo wrote:
, but they have the dumbest band name since "The The".  

 
add Butthole Surfers,  Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Phil Collins
I like many songs by this band, but they have the dumbest band name since "The The".  Seriously, you say "I like the war on drugs" and people will look at you like you're on crack, so to speak.

Especially here in Colorado, where we have taken a big step towards sanity by legalizing cannabis. I drive by a brightly colored dispensary everyday taking my kid to preschool and she said one day, "That's where grownups go to play".  Yep kid, nailed it.




I don't know why I haven't bought this album yet. I guess now is a good time, and RP gets some $$ too.{#Biggrin} Done!
A good candidate for album of the year.
 westslope wrote:
This is a terrific CD which I highly recommend.  This song is one of the slower, more plodding tunes on the CD.

Question:  Do any of the songs have absolutely anything to do with the so-called War on Drugs?

My impression is no.

 

 
I was thinking of ordering this cd and based on your recommendation will do so.

Thanks E!  


This is a terrific CD which I highly recommend.  This song is one of the slower, more plodding tunes on the CD.

Question:  Do any of the songs have absolutely anything to do with the so-called War on Drugs?

My impression is no.

 
 Kaisersosay wrote:
That would be " to me" not time. 
 
Dear Kaiserosay, you (and only you) can edit your original posts to fix f-ups like that. Cheers!
 Kaisersosay wrote:
Great set. Bill. My Significant other sitting next time said that   I agree
 
That would be " to me" not time. 
Great set. Bill. My Significant other sitting next time said that   I agree
 colt4x5 wrote:
Or perhaps you're smart, I'm dumb; you're big, I'm little; you're right, I'm wrong, and there's nothing I can do about it. 

 
LOL!  I think you nailed it.

This whole CD is terrific.   

I'm not going to try and justify this one ... I just like it.

 
 colt4x5 wrote:


 

 calle01 wrote:
Great! Another case of an absolutely awful band being totally overplayed on Radio Paradise?!! Only makes me wonder.. How much of the budget do we as "supporters" pay to play these shitty, boring bands.. who only evoke suicide? War on Drugs? Wtf! Also the stupidest name for a band in history?

 
I like this song.
I'd be thrilled if I never heard another measure of David Bowie, which you rate highly.
I thought variety was one of the strengths of this community. 

Or perhaps you're smart, I'm dumb; you're big, I'm little; you're right, I'm wrong, and there's nothing I can do about it. 

 
I still don't like WOD...{#Eek}

Jah bless Bill & PSD{#Notworthy} 
my favorite song of 2014
 Imkirok wrote:

Sounds like you should get a different station.  I enjoy the wide variety of music, be it upbeat, melancholy, fast, slow, whatever.  I don't like every song, but overall, it's great stuff - much of it which I would never have heard if it wasn't for RP.  Keep it up Bill!

 

 Imkirok wrote:

Sounds like you should get a different station.  I enjoy the wide variety of music, be it upbeat, melancholy, fast, slow, whatever.  I don't like every song, but overall, it's great stuff - much of it which I would never have heard if it wasn't for RP.  Keep it up Bill!
 
Agree, and as a supporter, its not my turn to cast the music, i have to trust the station team and i am not dissapointed by RP!
A lot of suffering this morning, but this song is not bad!
 calle01 wrote:
Great! Another case of an absolutely awful band being totally overplayed on Radio Paradise?!! Only makes me wonder.. How much of the budget do we as "supporters" pay to play these shitty, boring bands.. who only evoke suicide? War on Drugs? Wtf! Also the stupidest name for a band in history?

 
Sounds like you should get a different station.  I enjoy the wide variety of music, be it upbeat, melancholy, fast, slow, whatever.  I don't like every song, but overall, it's great stuff - much of it which I would never have heard if it wasn't for RP.  Keep it up Bill!
This is really nice.
When Bill introduces this band i can't help thinking 'yep thats definitely the best way to be doing war'

And i quite like them.

'calle01' is a troll and should be ignored.
 BillG wrote:

FYI, we pay the same rate for all music we play. If you hear something more often it's because it's a new release, or we like it a lot, or both.

Also if most listeners "can't bear" a song or artist that'll be reflected in the ratings.  As you can see, that's not the case here.

 
Lets hope that calle01 herd that!!{#Tongue}
 {#Wave}BillG wrote:

FYI, we pay the same rate for all music we play. If you hear something more often it's because it's a new release, or we like it a lot, or both.

Also if most listeners "can't bear" a song or artist that'll be reflected in the ratings.  As you can see, that's not the case here.

 

I know this band is popular on RP but I'm just not getting it. Their music leaves me cold, I find it discordant and depressing.

With the amount of airplay they're getting I'll be having plenty of opportunity to see if they grow on me. Not happening to date, if anything the opposite.
We be suffering with pleasure...  this song is marvelous...  love it...  we give this band 14 thumbs up...

Radio Paradise is the best radio station in the history of our galaxy... 

 calle01 wrote:

I KNOW? Its true.
Seems we pay and about 30% of the music is really great and I truly enjoy it..
Sadly the other 70% is whining, sad, desperate and simply pathetic music that most cant bear and RP must get the rights for dirt cheap?
Hoping my comments are herd by DJ Bill and he spends more money and reverses my % estimate. 

 
FYI, we pay the same rate for all music we play. If you hear something more often it's because it's a new release, or we like it a lot, or both.

Also if most listeners "can't bear" a song or artist that'll be reflected in the ratings.  As you can see, that's not the case here.
 calle01 wrote:

I KNOW? Its true.
Seems we pay and about 30% of the music is really great and I truly enjoy it..
Sadly the other 70% is whining, sad, desperate and simply pathetic music that most cant bear and RP must get the rights for dirt cheap?
Hoping my comments are herd by DJ Bill and he spends more money and reverses my % estimate. 

 
Well, I guess you can always hope that Bill plays less of the #1 rated new cd on his site, but I doubt that it will work.
Everybody in my homeless camp loves this song...  everybody in my homeless camp loves sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll...
One of the best songs from one of the best albums of the year.
 84MacGuy wrote:
Other than their dumb-ass name, these boys are really, really good.  Their latest album, Lost in the Dream, is my candidate for the best album of 2014 thus far.

 
Agreed  Just got out of the hospital.. had my son download the album and bring my ipad in.  Good for me during a scary time.  It hits me in the special spot. 8)
Another great candidate for a "Driving Through The Desert At Night with the Top Down" album.
Sweet. 
 calle01 wrote:
Great! Another case of an absolutely awful band being totally overplayed on Radio Paradise?!! Only makes me wonder.. How much of the budget do we as "supporters" pay to play these shitty, boring bands.. who only evoke suicide? War on Drugs? Wtf! Also the stupidest name for a band in history?

 
Your ratings profile makes me wonder why you are even here at all.

 

Great song off of a great cd.


 jimmunn wrote:
Couldn't they at least tune the piano before they recorded this...  {#Frustrated}

 
I'm pretty sure that's the exact piano sound they wanted; it's not there 'by mistake' or because no one heard it over a two-year recording period.
I like most of the songs on this CD, but this one's just too dreary.
Beautiful instrumentation and smooth vocals with just a hint of emotion,...since I turned the volume up on hearing the first few bars it get's an 8 from me. 
That image (on RP-HD) of the little kid being passed through barbed wire is heart breaking.
Lovely tune. 
Couldn't they at least tune the piano before they recorded this...  {#Frustrated}
I have never heard of The War on Drugs; heard about it the other one though. Very nicely done. I was surprised to see it isn't one of the more popular songs on the album. if this is this good; can't wait to hear the ones that are the top sellers.
Was nice enough to find me toggling browser tabs to find out who was playing….
Pieces remind me of Primitive Radio Gods.   I miss them.
This song is good for the ears...
Just picked up this album - it has a very nice flow beginning to end.  It worked VERY well while on a recent car trip. A solid "7" overall I would say.
Other than their dumb-ass name, these boys are really, really good.  Their latest album, Lost in the Dream, is my candidate for the best album of 2014 thus far.
 kingart wrote:
First time I've heard this. War on Drugs may need an alternative name, but nonetheless they are one of my emerging candidates for "favorite new band."  They seem to have the gift for thoughtful and moving arrangements.  Which means they will seldom or never be heard on the dreck of commercial airwaves. 

 
Spot on, I say.  Great album.  I hope they do really well for themselves and get the success they deserve.

The last part of the song reminds me of some of the older Van Morrison...two chord progression, improvised lyric stuff he is famous for. Great stuff, I bought the recording


Wow!  No haters!

I hate wanting to not like something simply 'coz peer pressure says I should.
love this song!  been in heavy rotation on my ipod for awhile now - can't get enough of this band 
Sounds like something Lennon might have written...but still quite unique in its own.
a beautiful piece {#Daisy}
Something about his voice just sends shivers down my spine...

A lot of this CD sounds like 80s radio hits (Bruce Springsteen and Bruce Hornsby come to mind) that I really did not like that much.  His voice just distils all that into a smooth, relaxed tone that just sounds so cool and mellow.  I love the slide guitars on the whole CD, very unconventional arrangements yet quite familiar sounding at the same time. 
 Sasha2001 wrote:
Nice!
 


Certainly getting the hang of it and doing it well, lol 
10, next

 
Nice vibe. Seems like a song partially finished.
It may be early in the year, but this is already at the top of my list for Album of the 2014. Really well crafted album.
Nice!
wuff wuff wuff 
I like this.
 kingart wrote:
First time I've heard this. War on Drugs may need an alternative name, but nonetheless they are one of my emerging candidates for "favorite new band."  They seem to have the gift for thoughtful and moving arrangements.  Which means they will seldom or never be heard on the dreck of commercial airwaves. 

 
WOD?

 

I like them.  8


First time I've heard this. War on Drugs may need an alternative name, but nonetheless they are one of my emerging candidates for "favorite new band."  They seem to have the gift for thoughtful and moving arrangements.  Which means they will seldom or never be heard on the dreck of commercial airwaves. 
Liking this on first listen!  Very promising.
Perhaps a more apt title would be "torturous"
Beautiful!
Nice!{#Hearteyes}
Huh...not bad.

Everything off of this new album is amazing.

Bill, thanks for playing this one. 


simply, lovely.