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Of Monsters and Men — Crystals
Album: Beneath The Skin
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Released: 2015
Length: 3:52
Plays (last 30 days): 3
Lost in skies of powdered gold
Caught in clouds of silver ropes
Showered by the empty hopes
As I tumble down, falling fast to the ground

I know I'll wither so peel away the bark
Because nothing grows when it is dark
In spite of all my fears, I can see it all so clear
I see it all so clear

Cover your crystal eyes
And feel the tones that tremble down your spine
Cover your crystal eyes
And let your colours bleed and blend with mine

Making waves in pitch black sand
Feel the salt dance on my hands
Raw and charcoal coloured thighs feel so cold
And my skin feels so paper-thin

I know I'll wither so peel away the bark
Because nothing grows when it is dark
In spite of all my fears, I can see it all so clear
I see it all so clear

Cover your crystal eyes
And feel the tones that tremble down your spine
Cover your crystal eyes
And let your colours bleed and blend with mine

But I'm okay in see-through skin
I forgive what is within
Because I'm in this house
I'm in this home
All my time

Cover your crystal eyes
And feel the tones that tremble down your spine
Cover your crystal eyes
And let your colours bleed and blend with mine
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Drum like your heart's still in art school! 
Just wondering how much Sigur Ros dislikes this band.


blotto wrote:
I dislike this band almost as much as Sigur Ros
 

Instant "1" for using the Millennial Whoop.  
I dislike this band almost as much as Sigur Ros
Overrated band, they play always the same song, same structure, same singalong, very boring.
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Love these lyrics. What a wonderful piece of music.
Of Monsters and a Perfect Circle?
The first time I heard this I thought they were saying "whoa, cover your crystal light".  What an odd beverage to sing about...

I still like the song though.
Not even a Carl Bunchesque tom-tom riff can save this song from a 2.
The Beatles: Were just a band.
Led Zepplin: Just a band.
The Beach Boys: Just a band.
The Sex Pistols: Just a band.
The Clash: Just a band.
Crass: Just a band.
Minor Threat: Just a band.
The Cure: Were just a band.
The Smiths: Just a band.
Nirvana: Just a band.
The Pixies: Just a band.
Oasis: Just a band.
Radiohead: Just a band.
Bloc Party: Just a band.
The Arctic Monkeys: Just a band.
The next big thing... Just a band.
Bleacher Rock . . . . sigh
for me ..this band isa rather overrated ..
 Euskadita wrote:
Rapidly wearing out their own style

 
It seems there are several artists wearing (out) this style: The Head & The Heart, The Lumineers, Road Kill Ghost Choir, Elephant Revival, Vance Joy, etc.  The "primal" drumming, the whooping (who-oh-ooh-oh)....
I really dig this band, but I gotta say it's a relief hearing them depart from that old formula of chanting "Hey" after each verse.
As far as formulaic, amateurish, hipster crap goes this is pretty likeable!
They performed in my neighborhood the first week of the Coachella this year (2016).
No kidding... just 4 houses down the street.
 Euskadita wrote:
Rapidly wearing out their own style

 
I am afraid you're right
Wow!
Ho Hum
 trevc wrote:
Turgid dross.

 
ok, the Englishman said it best
Formulaic Hipsterismis..............but I kinda like it anyhow
Liked the first album a lot. This is kind of blah.
Turgid dross.

You are spot on, I was saying the same about the drink.

 


 wgsu_1978 wrote:
I must watch too much television. I hear:

"Whoa-oh-oh-oh. Cover your Crystal Light."

I don't drink the stuff but it sounds like good advice.

 
Yeah, definitely cover that up; you don't want fruit flies getting in there.
saw them this summer on the inMusic festival - great atmosphere, great interaction with people. One of the best bands (and live acts) this year at the festival (IMHO, of course ;))
I must watch too much television. I hear:

"Whoa-oh-oh-oh. Cover your Crystal Light."

I don't drink the stuff but it sounds like good advice.
Rapidly wearing out their own style
 trevc wrote:

Sounds just like them!

 
you're both nuts!
 kingart wrote:

Beats the bore-ometer of Arcade Fire at any time. 

 
Sounds just like them!
Covered in Crystal Light?

 
 Broken_Ear wrote:
*Bada-BUM... Bada-BUM... Bada.BUM-BUM... DISCH DISCH*

It's the monster men again, add some croaky girl and the same lame chorus to any song. There you go.

 
Beats the bore-ometer of Arcade Fire at any time. 
*Bada-BUM... Bada-BUM... Bada.BUM-BUM... DISCH DISCH*

It's the monster men again, add some croaky girl and the same lame chorus to any song. There you go.
Count me out.
Saw them in Osheaga in 2012 and will be seeing them again this summer  :)
What a terrible singer. It's like she's choking and something is blocking her windpipe. After a few songs it's more of the same.
Boring, give it a 3
They're music is all similar but always listenable. This is not great but quite vibrant. A lot of Scandinavian acts have it going on. Sign me up. 
Happy to be the first, for my first time!  Hope to see these folks in NYC this spring!