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The War on Drugs — Red Eyes
Album: Lost in the Dream
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Released: 2014
Length: 4:53
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Come and see
Where are we, this everything
On my knees
Beat it down to get to my soul
Against my way
Anyone can tell it's you coming
Baby, you're on my mind
Leave it on a lie, leave it your way

Come and ride away,
It's easier to stick to the earth
Surrounded by the night
Surrounded by the night, and you don't grow old
But you abuse my faith
Losing every time but I don't know where
You're on my side again
So ride the key wherever it goes
I'll be the one, I can't, whoo!

You are all I've got, away
Running in the dark I come to my soul
You can see it through the dark, it's coming my way
Well we won't get lost inside again


Oh no, no season I can wait
Made of time, made of wool, I can't
Don't think they would mind against
I will keep you here, but I can't

Oh, I'll talk to you if I can
I'll see you where I go

Seen the darkness coming for me
Comments (172)add comment
 Stetsonman wrote:
do they just use a drum machine.
surely no drummer could be this monotonous and dull
 
The war on drummers?
The Beaver Brown Band just popped into my head. Anybody else?
do they just use a drum machine.
surely no drummer could be this monotonous and dull
 westslope wrote:
Proposition:  The War on Drugs is all about Adam Granduciel's personal war on tobacco, alcohol, pot and possibly other drugs.

Nothing more.  

Personally I am glad that he 'cleaned up' as the songs on both albums are 'crafted' which means 'hard work' which means things go better when one is razor sharp straight.

This and the latest album are terrific.
 
'crafted', the most overused hipster word of the 21st century...along with 'makers'... like this is something new, or special? It's what real people have done for centuries...

Every time I hear this I like it more
Love War on Drugs, saw them at the O2 London with Slowdive and they blew me away.
 mrfohr wrote:
Someone once commented that this is the whitest song ever recorded.
 So what?

 klaasstap wrote:
The War on Drugs does the same trick every song. I gets very boring.
 
Yes you are very boring.
The drummer of this band deserves a raise.
Proposition:  The War on Drugs is all about Adam Granduciel's personal war on tobacco, alcohol, pot and possibly other drugs.

Nothing more.  

Personally I am glad that he 'cleaned up' as the songs on both albums are 'crafted' which means 'hard work' which means things go better when one is razor sharp straight.

This and the latest album are terrific.
 yougivememosi wrote:
Saw them live in a field during a late summers festival in England.. It was nothing short of epic.
 

They don't live in a house?
Sounds from this band are an invitation to an endless travel around the world.

Thanks for sharing this ^^
The War on Drugs does the same trick every song. I gets very boring.
 westslope wrote:
Radio TWOD.   I like.  
 

I don't.
 mrfohr wrote:
Someone once commented that this is the whitest song ever recorded.
 
Someone was wrong.
Saw them live in a field during a late summers festival in England.. It was nothing short of epic.
Radio TWOD.   I like.  
this song brings me back to a wonderful trip that I did to Milano in 2017 when we went to their gig. great memories. 
Love this track! And I loved that segue from This Mortal Coil - Song to the Siren :)
Someone once commented that this is the whitest song ever recorded.
If you 'd like an interesting read on the war on drugs then have a go at 'Chasing the Scream' by Johann Hari
{#Bananajam} Can't stop! {#Dancingbanana_2}{#Clap}
Do you dream, you dream about me?
The rhythm always brings me to a good mood... yeah.
 Vakse wrote:
Did I mention I just got tickets....
{#Bananajam}{#Bananapiano}{#Drummer}{#Guitarist}
{#Sunny}

 
Hamburg? I'll be there!
Did I mention I just got tickets....
{#Bananajam}{#Bananapiano}{#Drummer}{#Guitarist}
{#Sunny}
Very good) 
 KalleB wrote:
So close to a 9.
What shall I do? 

 
Give it the 9! 
Great band. Love their live shows on YouTube {#Bananajam}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Bananapiano}{#Bananajumprope}
Gawd - NPA!
 jimtyrrell wrote:
Sorry but I just can t get into this one. The quality of the percussion is top 40 ish. Oh hech, the whole thing is just way over produced. I ll give it a 5.
 
I saw them do a live show on TV recently and I thought it was kinda boring, 
sounds like the studio is their friend

So close to a 9.
What shall I do? 
 CoYoT51 wrote:
Such a boring rhythm...

 
Take a drive to Arica, Chile and play this at full blast!  The driving, pounding rhythm works.  
Such a boring rhythm...
Love this album.
This isn't the official video but works quite well:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aV4m04CyTEA
I like this, even though something about the driving rhythm reminded me at first of Springsteen's "Dancing In the Dark," which I loathe.
WoW
 Limpopoking wrote:
Yet another band that I'd likely never have heard of without an RP introduction. Thanks guys.

 
So very true
Yet another band that I'd likely never have heard of without an RP introduction. Thanks guys.
Thanks to RP, to introduce this band to me. Purchased the album....yeah 
The War, on Drugs.   
 
 gregskrtic wrote:
I must confess that I had never heard of this band before this album was released, but every time I hear a selection played on RP I like it more and more.  Think I must purchase this album!  

 
PURCHASE THIS ALBUM.
I must confess that I had never heard of this band before this album was released, but every time I hear a selection played on RP I like it more and more.  Think I must purchase this album!  
 On_The_Beach wrote:

Wal-Mart's got a sale on crystal meth!

 

At very attractive prices I bet.  One terrific way of losing weight.....
Fu...ng love it
love this amazing song - hope to see it performed live one day - it has all the elements of genius {#Yell}  {#Bananajam}  {#Drummer}
Thanks a lot Bill. Love that beat....made me dance over here in Germany...my first in the new year! 
 Peter_Bradshaw wrote:
Stunning, truly stunning.  The vinyl is amazing

 
Me want! Didn't know they had it on vinyl!
 oh yeah, this vinyl's on pretty constant rotation at casa wrangler  {#Cowboy}

  Peter_Bradshaw wrote:
Stunning, truly stunning.  The vinyl is amazing

 


 westslope wrote:
Love this band and equally love the fact that it is relatively easy to share.

I have a question.   Does any of this band's songs have anything at all to do with the 'War on Drugs'?

Incidentally, for those that do not know, Canada just elected a federal government that has pledged to fully legalize, regulate and tax marijuana and other psychoactive cannabis products.  

Yes!  Finally.  One of these days, we'll do the same for cocaine and heroin.  
 
Wal-Mart's got a sale on crystal meth!
Love this band and equally love the fact that it is relatively easy to share.

I have a question.   Does any of this band's songs have anything at all to do with the 'War on Drugs'?

Incidentally, for those that do not know, Canada just elected a federal government that has pledged to fully legalize, regulate and tax marijuana and other psychoactive cannabis products.  

Yes!  Finally.  One of these days, we'll do the same for cocaine and heroin.   
Love it...haven't got a glühe what they arr sinning  about...this Song is just brilliant. Danke!!!!
Sounds like a bass clarinet in there. 
Stunning, truly stunning.  The vinyl is amazing
 Bright eyes don't grow old.
love this cd
Top song and album
 agd3 wrote:
Up to a 10.  This entire album is great.  Thanks for playing these guys for us Bill.  

 
Me too, from 9 to 10. The whole album is a 10. Great late night driving record. Will never forget the first time I heard this, Midnight drive from PA to Chincoteague Island in Virginia. :) 
This sounds like teenclub music. 4.5
Up to a 10.  This entire album is great.  Thanks for playing these guys for us Bill.  
 poolcleaner25 wrote:
Killer album, so much space and mood. 

 
agreed, one of the best new albums I've encountered in the past few years, very refreshing.
Killer album, so much space and mood. 
bumped to a 9. Hoot!
 bstevens1951 wrote:
7 to an 8. I hear spotty things about their live shows, but The Dan didn't tour much in their hey day either. We'll give 'em the benefit of a doubt. Great album.

 
I saw them on Thursday night in Charlotte, MC. They were solid. Played 2 hours. I'd say "go." 
7 to an 8. I hear spotty things about their live shows, but The Dan didn't tour much in their hey day either. We'll give 'em the benefit of a doubt. Great album.
I was so torn, as Spoon was on the same night at Malkin Bowl in Stanley Park.  Spoon absolutely rocked, as did freaky Future Islands.  Hope to catch TWOD next time... don't feel as bad about missing them after hearing about the sound quality... durn.
 

houston wrote:
Song's right up my alley, however live in a nice small venue in Vancouver recently the sound started bad and ended unlistenable. Too bad I was all keen to fist pump but just couldn't get past the muddle.

 

 MilesW wrote:
As my buddy, over for a BBQ, said: "Pretty Weak, eh?"
 
No.
As my buddy, over for a BBQ, said: "Pretty Weak, eh?"
Not a big video guy but this song's is interesting. Strange and compelling.
Love that Beat....very nice....more of them please......
nice!
Song's right up my alley, however live in a nice small venue in Vancouver recently the sound started bad and ended unlistenable. Too bad I was all keen to fist pump but just couldn't get past the muddle.

 Agreed!

akdavey wrote:

Perfect segue from Pink Floyd - Fearless.

 


 ottovonb wrote:
Another addition for the Driving Through the Desert Late at Night With the Top Down Department.

 

Spot on!
Perfect segue from Pink Floyd - Fearless.


Damn solid.
Sorry but I just can t get into this one. The quality of the percussion is top 40 ish. Oh hech, the whole thing is just way over produced. I ll give it a 5.
Another addition for the Driving Through the Desert Late at Night With the Top Down Department.
 akdavey wrote:
This song gets better every time I here it.
The build up to his "hoot" is fan-fucking-tastic. I can see that moment in a concert where everyone chimes in, fists in air.

 
They were great last October at the Fillmore. Definitely fist-pumped the hoot!
 dlirious wrote:
Mostly good tunes. Too bad it is so poorly recorded, these folks need to find someone else to record their music 'cause whoever is doing it now just sux. Either that or this one has been cut into MP3 pieces so many times nothing of any quality remains.

 
Huh?  
. .. .. ..... Woo

 Carl wrote:
This has a "Future Islands" sound to it (possibly vice versa—too lazy to check), which Bill seems to like these days. (FI's Spirit is high in rotation now.) As chance would have it, they're growing on me. Must be why I come here and stay!

 
Agree.  Though The War on Drugs reminds me a little of early Bruce Springstein and Tom Petty.

 Bought CDs from Future Islands and The War on Drugs recently thanks to RP.  Love them both.  Terrific road CDs.

BillG's comments on a comment are amusing to say the least.  
 Carl wrote:
This has a "Future Islands" sound to it (possibly vice versa—too lazy to check), which Bill seems to like these days. (FI's Spirit is high in rotation now.) As chance would have it, they're growing on me. Must be why I come here and stay!

 
👍✌️
 1wolfy wrote:
 reminds me of Lindsey Buckingham SuperWeh wrote:
interesting 80s vibe going on, reminds me of empire of the sun

 

 
Reminds me of Flock of Seagulls.
 BillG wrote:

Drum machine?  no.
AutoTune?  no.
Suck?  no.

Congratulations! 3 for 3. 

 
Amen. This song (and most of the album) is still so viscerally thrilling to me after so many listens.
This isn't the official video but works quite well:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aV4m04CyTEA
This has a "Future Islands" sound to it (possibly vice versa—too lazy to check), which Bill seems to like these days. (FI's Spirit is high in rotation now.) As chance would have it, they're growing on me. Must be why I come here and stay!
Mostly good tunes. Too bad it is so poorly recorded, these folks need to find someone else to record their music 'cause whoever is doing it now just sux. Either that or this one has been cut into MP3 pieces so many times nothing of any quality remains.
 calle01 wrote:
This band is obviously terrible with a drum machine and auto tuner?
THEY STILL SUCK !
Even after many attempts at a good listen :(

 
One is compelled, absolutely compelled, to wonder what motivates the deep displeasure that seems to suffuse your posts on this site. Maybe you should get out, turn off Radio Paradise, and find something you enjoy.
Definitely the best way to be doing war.
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Whow!
 calle01 wrote:
This band is obviously terrible with a drum machine and auto tuner? 
THEY STILL SUCK ! 
Even after many attempts at a good listen :(

 
BillG wrote:

Drum machine?  no.
AutoTune?  no.
Suck?  no.

Congratulations! 3 for 3. 


Thanks Bill for defending The War On Drugs!
I think you missed one, though:
Good Listen? no.
Congratulations. 4 for 4!
{#Wink}


 calle01 wrote:
This band is obviously terrible with a drum machine and auto tuner?
THEY STILL SUCK !
Even after many attempts at a good listen :(

 
Drum machine?  no.
AutoTune?  no.
Suck?  no.

Congratulations! 3 for 3. 
 calle01 wrote:
This band is obviously terrible with a drum machine and auto tuner?
THEY STILL SUCK !
Even after many attempts at a good listen :(

 
That's one of the better Stingray impressions I've seen here.
 reminds me of Lindsey Buckingham and flock of seagulls   SuperWeh wrote:
interesting 80s vibe going on, reminds me of empire of the sun

 

interesting 80s vibe going on, reminds me of empire of the sun
 BillG wrote:
Thanks for posting the video. Excellent performance, and the perfect comeback to that ignorant "drum machine" comment. 

 
All lip-synched.  And finger-synched, and hand-and-arm synched, and head-bob synched, and keyboard-slider synched.  It's amazing what video editing can do these days. 

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 {#Cool}


The more I hear those guys the more I like them and they are starting to get a lot of airplay down under now.
 Steve wrote:

That's one weird-ass drum machine! I think they're using guitar machines and piano machines too. {#Rolleyes}
 
 
Thanks for posting the video. Excellent performance, and the perfect comeback to that ignorant "drum machine" comment. 
 calle01 wrote:
No matter how many times I've given this band a listen..
They NEVER get better!
This band is simple horrible and RP sadly plays them every 5th song? Drum Machine.. WTF! 

 
That's one weird-ass drum machine! I think they're using guitar machines and piano machines too. {#Rolleyes}
 

 TerryS wrote:
Thigpen and Cleckley would have a field day.
 
Those dudes comprised the Departments of Psychiatry at what was then called the Medical College of Georgia (MCG) but is now called Georgia Regents University (GRU)...  is that institutional name change just a sliding signifier, or is it institutional schizophrenia?

I have read The Mask of Sanity by Hervey Cleckley, which begins with the Latin phrase "non teneas aurum totum quod splendet ut aurum"...  it means, "Do not take as gold everything that shines like gold..."  the book is about how psychopaths can appear sane on the surface—  how they can wear a mask of sanity...  Cleckley also proposes in the book that there are a LOT of psychopaths, and he quotes from Shakespeare's Hamlet—  "They come not single spies. But in battalions!"...

paranoid schizophrenics are out to get me...  I know it...

everybody in my alien space craft be dancing cross-eyed and buck naked like Willy Shakes...  we love this red-eyed reefer madness song...

hope you be having a blast right this minute, TerryS...  let's do some crimes...

 Lazarus wrote:
Everybody in my alien space craft loves this song...

 
 Thigpen and Cleckley would have a field day.
8—>9.
just a viscerally thrilling song from a really great album.

a long article but worth the read on the band: https://www.stereogum.com/1668412/through-the-haze-the-struggles-visions-and-revelations-of-the-war-on-drugs/franchises/interview/#

 Lazarus wrote:

My franchise for my mushrooming multitude of churches collapsed, so for a while I lived in a mushrooming multitude of homeless camps...  but now I live in an alien space craft, and we be dancing buck naked and cross-eyed like Willy Shakes...

we love this song...  those red eyes come from reefer...  we love sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll...

hope you are having a marvelous time right now, ShaunJ... 

 
Tough times Laz, Thanks for the update. Go easy on the reefer {#Cheesygrin}
 ShaunJ wrote:

Laz, what happened to everybody in your mushrooming multitude of churches, dancing buck ass naked all over the world like bowlegged gypsy muleskinners? Are they in the alien spacecraft? Just checking   {#Cheesygrin}
 
My franchise for my mushrooming multitude of churches collapsed, so for a while I lived in a mushrooming multitude of homeless camps...  but now I live in an alien space craft, and we be dancing buck naked and cross-eyed like Willy Shakes...

we love this song...  those red eyes come from reefer...  we love sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll...


hope you are having a marvelous time right now, ShaunJ... 
 Lazarus wrote:
Everybody in my alien space craft loves this song...

 
Laz, what happened to everybody in your mushrooming multitude of churches, dancing buck ass naked all over the world like bowlegged gypsy muleskinners? Are they in the alien spacecraft? Just checking   {#Cheesygrin}
 msymmes wrote:

I like this band.   But lately the only thing I hear in this tune is Red Rider (Tom Chochrane) and that other idoit from B.C.(the guy that owns an entire city block in London UK).
 
I get a Fixx vibe a bit. 
 peregrin wrote:
ARG! Overplay. How/why is this band so popular on here? Awful, repetitive, boring sound. Like the singer kind of turned up because he had to but isn't really interested.

 
it feels like we stepped into a parallel universe where this is superb music {#Rolleyes}
vastly overplayed..... I guess Bill likes them? {#Think}
Everybody in my alien space craft loves this song...
...oh its this song!  Well, I LOVE this  {#Hearteyes} {#Hearteyes} {#Hearteyes} ..so now there's nothing else to do but give it a 10....and have a lovely groove!!
This band is one of my favourites at the moment - guess they will be for a while - they have a foot in the past and the other in the future....love this direction {#Clap} {#Clap} {#Clap} 

I like this band.   But lately the only thing I hear in this tune is Red Rider (Tom Chochrane) and that other idoit from B.C.(the guy that owns an entire city block in London UK).

Growing....8 to 9.
ARG! Overplay. How/why is this band so popular on here? Awful, repetitive, boring sound. Like the singer kind of turned up because he had to but isn't really interested.
This song gets better every time I here it.
The build up to his "hoot" is fan-fucking-tastic. I can see that moment in a concert where everyone chimes in, fists in air.
 Webfoot wrote:

Personal attacks masquerading as song comments are NOT constructive. 

 

What is more constructive: to build a house or try to stop the culprit who in the meantime destroy ten houses? Different perspectives I guess, but I think we're all needed. All except maybe the dude criticizing anyone trying to stop the culprit . . .
Play it Loud!
great song
 slippery wrote:


You always sound like you are fat and lonely. Even when you are happy. Reminds me of Ignatius J. Reilly. Luckily everybody in the world cares what you think about this song. So thank you fred j. reilly, for being alive and for spreading joy around you whenever you get the chance, even though nobody likes you and you know it.

 
You two boys go to your rooms and think about getting lives.  Hacking at each other through anonymous postings on a lovely music site? Really.  Please exchange emails and take your limpwristed duel offline....so as to leave more room for those of us here for the music........not for you.  Thank you and nighty night.
 slippery wrote:


Hey man, you are absolutely right, and I'm well aware. But that doesn't make me incorrect. Freddy most often sounds like a priggish cunt, and imo could use whatever talents he possess in a much more constructive way. If so, much to the benefit of his sorroundings. Sometimes your friends is the ones in most need of your flogging. Regarding my contributions: with all due respect, fuck off, we live on different planets.

 
Personal attacks masquerading as song comments are NOT constructive.