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Andrew Bird — Roma Fade
Album: Are You Serious
Avg rating:
7

Your rating:
Total ratings: 1270









Released: 2016
Length: 4:00
Plays (last 30 days): 2
See her light, how it reigns
So hard on your high plains
So you take such pains
That she won't notice you
And your x-rays
Of your Paleo man
All gaze
How they rest, and play
Slowly corrupting you
I wonder what the chance is you wanted to
A thousand vacant stares won't make it true
Make it true

You need a witness just to know you're there
From the tips of your fingers, every strand of hair
You know someone's watching you watching me watching you
And all that we look upon
You may not know me but you feel my stare

And if she sees you, it changes you
Rearranges your molecules
And if you see her, it changes her
She's a danger now, after school
And if she sees you, it changes you
Rearranges your molecules
And if you see her, it changes her
She'll be seeing you after school
Here's where gentlemen avert their eyes
Maybe she's a gentleman in disguise
In disguise

You need a witness just to know you're there
From the tips of your fingers, every strand of hair
You know someone's watching you
Watching me watching you and all that we look upon
You may not know me but you feel my
Stare

And if I see you, how it changes me
And if you see me, how it changes you
Changes you
And if I see you, how it changes me
And if you see me, how it changes you
Changes you
Comments (28)add comment
I really want to like Andrew, a lot of my fellow music lovers do, but I just don’t get it. At first I just found him mildly irritating but then i really started to actively dislike everything I hear of his and now reach for the skip button
Checked out tiny desk concert. Great site for RP fans. This song has GOOD ENERGY.
Andrew Bird is doing a live stream concert this Sunday, June 28. Only $15 with some going to charity. Details are on his website. Might be a nice break in the time of Covid.
This just bugs me.  It sounds too cute for my taste.
Was just looking at the new AB album paused in Spotify wondering if RP had put any of it into rotation yet when this song came on.  Still warming up to the new album, but Are You Serious completely made me a huge fan of his again after falling off my radar for a few years...  Such a great album...  The Fiona Apple duet on this album is also excellent.
Anyone who can play a violin like a guitar gets at least an 8
 lizardking wrote:
I can't describe exactly what about this track gets me, although I have bumped my rating up to an 8.  Maybe it's the cool syncopated beat, esp. at the end....still it's a great tune and a great way to start the long Memorial day weekend while at work (with a skeleton crew and nearly nothing to do!)

LONG LIVE RP!


 
I must like this one enough to have re-rated to a 9....and I'm also liking the new RP Webpage...it's cool having the Wiki page come up (and now I know Mr. Bird was a part of SNZ....cool and good to know!)  
Long Live RP!!
i highly recommend checking out PBS tiny desk concert version of this song for greater appreciation of Mr. Bird
 citybiker wrote:
Sounds a lot like a My Morning Jacket song....Touch me I'm going to scream?

 
Wow. Did not notice that until now. Spot on Biker!
Henry - "Watching us..." Sarah - "Watching you..." Matthew - "Watching us..." Jeremy - "Watching you...." (all) - "GOODNIGHT!" ....
 citybiker wrote:
Sounds a lot like a My Morning Jacket song....Touch me I'm going to scream?

  
I thought so too!


The beginning sounds like music from a laundry detergent commercial.

I can't describe exactly what about this track gets me, although I have bumped my rating up to an 8.  Maybe it's the cool syncopated beat, esp. at the end....still it's a great tune and a great way to start the long Memorial day weekend while at work (with a skeleton crew and nearly nothing to do!)

LONG LIVE RP!



Thanks RP! Now am in love with Andrew Bird !
{#Sunny}
Sounds a lot like a My Morning Jacket song....Touch me I'm going to scream?
{#Sick}
6.5? Are you serious?
 Frater_Kork wrote:
Never heard this one before. Yet I could identify it as an Adrew Bird song directly from the opening notes. =)

 
Nice pizzicato at the beginning but I could see how you'd identify his work: the whistling is a dead give-away.
 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:
Really like him but the drums annoy me on this one.

 
Me too, that's not good drums.
Everything by Andrew Bird is amazing!
Never heard this one before. Yet I could identify it as an Adrew Bird song directly from the opening notes. =)
Really like him but the drums annoy me on this one.
Ever since I heard Pulaski at Night by Andrew Bird here on RP I've listened to a lot of his music, absolutely love it. And apparently he loves the Netherlands, seems to tour here a lot and has a fondness of the word 'Gezelligheid' ha.
Favorite song off this new album! For now at least{#Laughing}
 Jelani wrote:
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Why not be the first?{#Cheesygrin}

 
you beat me to it
No listener comments on this song yet.
Why not be the first?{#Cheesygrin}