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Jack White — Temporary Ground
Album: Lazaretto
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Released: 2014
Length: 3:07
Plays (last 30 days): 1
On a floating lily island
Moving over slowly sideways
Rested temper and the creatures
Spending all of their days

Praying for the floor to
Buckle down below their belts
Crashing into yet another
Drifting continental shelf

[Chorus x2:]
Moving without motion
Screaming without sound
Across an open ocean
Flying there on temporary ground

The old explorers had it easy
They discovered nothing new
But returned on home with answers
Of sad existent clues

All the creatures have it hard now
Nothing but god is left to know
And while he left us all here hanging
We're barely losing off our home

[Chorus x4]
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 andrewmi wrote:

Apparently her name is Lillie Mae Rische? I don't recognize her name but maybe you do!

 
That's what I came here to find out... sounded a little like, but not enough like Natalie Maines. I've never heard of Ms. Rische, but this is an excellent vocal. 
I smell sex and candy here, who's that launching in my chair.
That's what I hear... Marcy playground - AHH memories!
Has he been listening to "Once a Ghost Always a Ghost", by Curved Air?

Probably not. a pretty obscure track that I only picked up by chance. So I'll give him the benefit of the doubt..
 rabaak wrote:
Who is the female vocalist? Her voice sounds familiar.But I can't place it.

 
Apparently her name is Lillie Mae Rische? I don't recognize her name but maybe you do!
Who is the female vocalist? Her voice sounds familiar.But I can't place it.
 Aud wrote:
It was announced this past week that Jack will be one of the musical acts for the first show of the NEW Prairie Home Companion season.....!

 
i listened last night, he did a fine set!
It was announced this past week that Jack will be one of the musical acts for the first show of the NEW Prairie Home Companion season.....!
 pxd wrote:
 Does anyone else hear Sex & Candy by Marcy Playground in the early part of this?
 
Funny, I just heard it,,, it was the song played before this one......... 
 Ahnyer_Keester wrote:
This wears thin quickly.

 
Agreed.
This wears thin quickly.
Jack White is the greatest rock and roll performer of his generation. The versatility of his work is astounding. Jack White does it all beautifully.
Some of his early songs are a bit rough, perhaps unfinished and could use the touch of a great producer. Perhaps he can do covers of them!
 Middleton wrote:

Amen!  I was surprised to see so many haters here.  He is a genius.  And the Lazaretto tour was once of the best live performances I've seen by any artist EVER.  Definitely in my Top 10 concerts of all time.  Love, love, LOVE Jack White.

 
I second this. His Roskilde Festival 2014 performance was amazing!

The best part of the Rolling Stones gig was the outro announcement that Jack White would be stand in for Drake, who had cancelled just hours before. 

You can watch the whole concert on Youtube.  Jack White 2014 Roskilde Festival.


I think this is an interesting song, but it just occurred to me that it sounds an awful lot like Jack White's take on Schoolhouse Rock - which says more about the quality of Schoolhouse Rock, in my book.
 rlr511 wrote:
There is nothing Jack White can do that will be good.  nuff said{#Razz}

 
Really? {#Eh} I think you have said "nuff" now go listen to some Lawrence Welk
There is nothing Jack White can do that will be good.  nuff said{#Razz}
 PA1749 wrote:
It took me a little while to warm up to Jack White but he truly is an amazing presence in the music world. His range is mind boggling and it's all good.

 
Amen!  I was surprised to see so many haters here.  He is a genius.  And the Lazaretto tour was once of the best live performances I've seen by any artist EVER.  Definitely in my Top 10 concerts of all time.  Love, love, LOVE Jack White.
 haljordan wrote:
Jack, whatever you do, don't blink.

 
Blink and you're dead.
One trick pony
Holy shit! (I would't ordinarily curse) I"ve heard this song three or four times in this week alone! After not hearing it for so long.
I can't stand it. Her voice, both of them, but mostly hers, makes me cringe.
Second time Jack White comes around today on RP. One time a day should be enough!
Sameness
 pxd wrote:
 Does anyone else hear Sex & Candy by Marcy Playground in the early part of this?
 
Now that you mention it....
Somehow I just don't get his music. It's about the only thing on RP that makes me switch over to a different station.
 Does anyone else hear Sex & Candy by Marcy Playground in the early part of this?
 Carl wrote:
Just a tepid Jack White fan (now and in White Stripes), but I really like this—maybe enough to buy it or even the CD after another hearing. Jack seems to me quite talented and capable of outstanding music.

 
If you get the chance to see him in concert in support of this record, do. He'll melt your face off.
It took me a little while to warm up to Jack White but he truly is an amazing presence in the music world. His range is mind boggling and it's all good.
Jack Black and Jack White should do a standup/concert tour and call it the Black and White tour.
Jack, whatever you do, don't blink.
Too much Jack White.
Not enough Jack Black.

{#Roflol}
Like it very much.
Props to the woman singer 
Just a tepid Jack White fan (now and in White Stripes), but I really like this—maybe enough to buy it or even the CD after another hearing. Jack seems to me quite talented and capable of outstanding music.
Instant PSD !
 stalfnzo wrote:
Anything Jack does is fine by me. He challenges me to keep up.

 
Nicely stated. 
Anything Jack does is fine by me. He challenges me to keep up.
 OHMish wrote:
Jack White {#Frustrated}

 
Indeed. 
 TerryS wrote:
I like him better this way, without his hood.

 
{#Lol}
I like him better this way, without his hood.
Jack White {#Frustrated}
 n4ku wrote:

I was! The hearing in my left ear is slowly returning.

 
What?
 AliGator wrote:

Dude! You were there too? {#High-five}

 
I was! The hearing in my left ear is slowly returning.
 n4ku wrote:
We just saw him last weekend at the Forecastle Festival. One of the best shows I have ever seen.

 
Dude! You were there too? {#High-five}
We just saw him last weekend at the Forecastle Festival. One of the best shows I have ever seen.
Saw Jack White at the Forecastle Festival in Louisville last weekend. He melted everyone's face off. 
Saaweeet.
I agree, he's amazing - I've loved everything he's done
He is amaaaazing live. I think that might be his fiddle player Lillie Mae Rausch(?) singing. He is genius and I am enthralled with everything he does.
I generally like White, this is pretty good.  He is an odd duck but pretty talented and a majority of his stuff is good.

Who is the female vocal? 
IMHO, his capabilities as a songwriter are growing. This is a long way from "Icky Thump."
He's an odd duck, for sure. But he makes interesting, personal art. I applaud him for that.
Growing slowly on me - not like lichen, more like liking.