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Mumford & Sons — Snake Eyes
Album: Wilder Mind
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6.9

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Total ratings: 961









Released: 2015
Length: 4:02
Plays (last 30 days): 2
You hold it, in your hands
And let it flow, this cruelty
Of youth as you fall again
Alone, In the compromise of truth

It's in the eyes
I can tell, you will always be danger
We had it tonight, why do you leave it open?

And the stakes remain too high
For this silent mind
And the shake, the lonely itch
That courses down my spine
To leave a love divine
Don't leave a love divine
It's a water tight excuse

It's in the eyes
I can tell, you will always be danger
We had it tonight, why do we always seek absolution?
It's in the eyes
I can tell you will always be danger

How does the earth around your feet
Just slip away?
And abandon, that greets you in the night
With snake eyes, the most precious kind

It's in the eyes!
I can tell, you will always be danger!
We had it tonight! Why do we always seek absolution?
It's in the eyes!
I can tell you will always be danger!
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 clwguy wrote:
Wow, so many negative comments. I'm very glad that Bill and Rebecca have the confidence and wisdom to keep doing what they're doing. Love this song. Love RP.
 

overall, more positive than the few negative comments
This album made me like Mumford and Sons again.   Several really good tracks on this album.
At the Austin City Limits Music Festival a couple years ago, I was driving a couple of the production folk between the two big stages in a golf cart and, and we passed a stage where Mumford & Sons was doing their thing. One of the guys commented on the "manufactured angst" in today's music, and how sad it was all becoming. This then led me to to comment that my first every concert experience was, at the tender age of 14, seeing Led Zeppelin, on the "Physical Graffiti" Tour, and that, at the time, I felt sorry for that poor tall blond haired guy always losing his "baby". We laughed all the way to where I dropped them off.
In Canada we have a singer named Dan Mangan and he does a song very similar. Has anybody heard it?
 maboleth wrote:
Michael Stipe's voice anyone? A bit. :)

 
Nah.

Crying like a baby... thank you :)
Just thinking the same thing.  They must like Ben Howard.
Not an 8 quality, but they at least deserve a 7 for stretching their boundaries. Managed to preserve the M&S feel while doing it. And as a banjo player myself, I'm personally glad to stop hearing that never-ending superfast fwd/bwd roll over and over.
 DanFHiggins wrote:
I like it - as it reminds me of Ben Howard
 
Yes, I can definitely see that.
Thumbs up from me too.
I kinda wrote this album off based on first song I heard and the change in sound, but maybe I need to give it a second chance.  
Growing on me. No slackers these.  The song is not standard. It's got a very interesting point of view and a driving passion. I'm bumping 6 > 7. 
 clwguy wrote:
Wow, so many negative comments. I'm very glad that Bill and Rebecca have the confidence and wisdom to keep doing what they're doing. Love this song. Love RP.

 
{#Yes}
Wow, so many negative comments. I'm very glad that Bill and Rebecca have the confidence and wisdom to keep doing what they're doing. Love this song. Love RP.
 Proclivities wrote:

I just mentally "liked" your comment.

 


By far my favorite Mumford song. I absolutely love this and the accompanying videos...
I just looked at their wiki page and under 'associated acts' was Alabama Shakes,...huh?
 TerryS wrote:
If this were their first album, it would be sinking without trace. IMHO, of course.

 
underwater
Michael Stipe's voice anyone? A bit. :)
 ShamanManu wrote:

me too {#High-five}

 
I actually looked to see if it was Ben Howard at first. They sound much better when imitating a better artist.
 NicJohn wrote:
Wow a Mumford & Sons song that doesn't suck!  I'll give it a 6 and pay attention to them again.  Maybe...

 
How rude! 

But I agree.


Wow a Mumford & Sons song that doesn't suck!  I'll give it a 6 and pay attention to them again.  Maybe...
 DanFHiggins wrote:
I like it - as it reminds me of Ben Howard

 
me too {#High-five}
 RadioDoc wrote:
Music to remind you just how boring the current crop of "new music" is.
 
Exactly. So. . . they went into the studio decided to create something they had all heard before. 

Plonkers. 
I like it - as it reminds me of Ben Howard
Bodhisattva
So they ditched their old "pretend folk" schtick and are going for straightforward pop/rock? I can respect that.
I feel sorry for you guys who hate everything Bill plays.

Really like this song and album. 
kid that lived next door's last name was Mumford.. He was kind of the opposite of a rock star in every way possible. Great guy, just kind of a straight-laced model builder... So that's why I'll never think these guys are serious rockers. but I like this song a lot. 
Music to remind you just how boring the current crop of "new music" is.

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 Imkirok wrote:

Opposite for me.  I like this much better than their other albums.

 
Well, those two statements are not mutually exclusive.
 TerryS wrote:
If this were their first album, it would be sinking without trace. IMHO, of course.

 
Opposite for me.  I like this much better than their other albums.
 planet_lizard wrote:
Quite like this new direction. Quite liked the old sound but found the songs a bit formulaic.

 
I agree completely.  I wasn't a big fan of previous Mumford works, but I really the songs I've heard off of this album.  It's a completely different tone and style, and I like it much better.
Quite like this new direction. Quite liked the old sound but found the songs a bit formulaic.
 TerryS wrote:
If this were their first album, it would be sinking without trace. IMHO, of course.

 
Well, perhaps they needed the banjos, beards, truck-driver baseball caps, and vests to get attention and separate themselves from the other neo-folk hipsters.  The cuts I've heard from this new album seem kind of generic but change is seldom easy.
 TerryS wrote:
If this were their first album, it would be sinking without trace. IMHO, of course.

 
Oh, I don't know.  I think it's at least equally likely that, without the context/baggage/whatever of their earlier records, this would be a minor hit and have ardent fans here; some of whom are currently some of the biggest naysayers.  I say that simply because of outsized (IMO) reaction to their early popularity.  Could be way off base.
If this were their first album, it would be sinking without trace. IMHO, of course.
I think its growing on me. 
Perhaps Mumford and Son. yet will find their groove with the new sound, but my gut tells me that they blew their songwriting wod on the banjo shtick, and they'll grow to regret having waited too long to find their alt rock chops. Personally, I think their new sound is as derivative as their old - an admittedly self-serving position to hav, I know.
I'm getting used to the new Mumford & Sons. Didn't have the immediate appeal of the old Mumford & Sons.
PSD. I don't get the appeal of these guys at all. Each to their own. 
On the topic of ditching the banjo-punk sound, they had a great interview on All Things Considered yesterday.

 
Like their music 100% more after seeing them as guests on "Men in Blazers." Genuinely nice guys, and big football (soccer) fans.

Sometimes that's what it takes. 
Not happy at all with the things they did to themselves and their music.
Don't even know, if I am still interested in seeing them live. 
 Baby_M wrote:

Agreed.  They're much better when they're not doing the "angry banjo" schtick.

 
While I like the Mumford's earlier stuff just fine, "Angry Banjo Schtick" would be yet another great band name.  {#Laughing}
 Baby_M wrote:

They're much better when they're not doing the "angry banjo" schtick.

 
Could I possibly interest you in some "happy banjo"? 



 HearsayDave wrote:
First Mumford song that I've really liked. Not surprised, as it does not sound like anything that they've previously done. Nice.

 
Agreed.  They're much better when they're not doing the "angry banjo" schtick.
This is good.
 HearsayDave wrote:
First Mumford song that I've really liked. Not surprised, as it does not sound like anything that they've previously done. Nice.

 

Oh I don't know, kinda sounds like Mumford & Sons.  And.............begin.{#Mrgreen}
First Mumford song that I've really liked. Not surprised, as it does not sound like anything that they've previously done. Nice.