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The Lumineers — Angela
Album: Cleopatra
Avg rating:
7.3

Your rating:
Total ratings: 3071








Released: 2016
Length: 3:12
Plays (last 30 days): 6
When you left this town, with your windows down
And the wilderness inside
Let the exits pass, all the tar and glass
'Til the road and sky align
The strangers in this town,
They raise you up just to cut you down
Oh Angela it's a long time coming
And your Volvo lights lit up green and white
With the cities on the signs
But you held your course to some distant war
In the corners of your mind
From the second time around
The only love I ever found
Oh Angela it's a long time coming
Home at last
Were you safe and warm in your coat of arms
With your fingers in a fist
Did you hear the notes, all those static codes
In the radio abyss?
Strangers in this town,
They raise you up just to cut you down
Oh Angela it's a long time coming
Oh Angela spent your whole life running
Home at last
Home at last
Vacancy, hotel room, lost in me, lost in you
Angela, on my knees, I belong, I believe
Home at last
Home at last
Home at last
Home at last
Home at last, hmm
Comments (82)add comment
I love this band and this is one of their best songs!
I like the Lumineers, but this does sound a bit dated now. Too many songs with Hey ohs and clapping. I still give this song a 7. 
I love the next button.
The vocalist sounds so much like David Gray.
Nice song while I chill with another fat one
jeez! Heard this many times & always  thought it was David Gray! 🙄

Great tune!
 GingerandMe wrote:

Absolutely love the album cover!!



thats theda bara

silent movie star

va va va voom
Strangers in this town,
They raise you up just to cut you down
 
 
"If a lion
A lion roars, would you not listen?"
Absolutely love the album cover!!
Superb
Thought this was Ben Howard for a moment. Lovely image fronting.
 siqbal wrote:

Never really listened to Spoon much before but this whole album is excellent!



but...this is the lumineers, not spoon.
 Stratocaster wrote:

I came to the comments just to see if anyone else noticed the resemblance to David Gray - it’s uncanny!



i always think the same when i hear this. 
 h8rhater wrote:

Isn't it funny that bands that came out of the same genre and time period sound similar?
We call them genres for a reason.   Some similar argument could be made about the grunge bands, or the new wave bands, or the punk bands.... (place your genre here)

Just because you don't like a genre, doesn't mean that the bands therein are interchangeable to those that listen rather than dismiss.


I think there are cultural influences that push certain artists toward a new aesthetic or style in any given period. Those artists tend to react to the societal constructs at that time in the same way and produce a similar style of art. Sometimes it comes out of regional areas like the PNW for grunge and other times it can be spread out like the Hippie movement. Once these new genres get going copycats and/or inspired artists will join in. 
I came to the comments just to see if anyone else noticed the resemblance to David Gray - it’s uncanny!
Never really listened to Spoon much before but this whole album is excellent!
First thought was: Hey, David Gray got a new song....

Love it anyway. Great tune. 
Anyone else hear a bit of David Gray? I had to check…. 
I like this tune! 
 Jelani wrote:

I thought he was singing "hold my leg"...


You bugger!!! I'll never be able to un-hear that now
"hold my leg'?
I originally rated this song pretty low when I first heard it here on RP. It had kind of been played to death on FM radio. But now after hearing it after a few years with fresher ears, I hear it as a really good song with a strong melody and excellent musicianship. Bumped it to an 8.
Horrible band. The entire stomp/shout genre is a big misunderstanding. 
Thought this was David Gray for a minute!
 Proclivities wrote:

Maybe it's just me, but this formula of theirs seems really tiresome and contrived: "Ho!" or "hey!" or some other single-syllable exultation whooped out between verses as a forced sing-along ploy for their outdoor festival audiences, the flat, stomp-along drumbeat during the choruses, the suspenders, fedoras, and scraggly beards...
Maybe it's just me...
Cool photo of Theda Bara on the album cover though.



I like those HOs
Indie folk me likes :-)
 mjbaumann wrote:

Ok Boomer, get used to it; like me, you are generations behind, keep whats good , scrap the rest.
 
Pffft. Get off my lawn
 MayBaby wrote:
 michelleaddinall wrote:


Apparently it's called the 'Millennial Clap/ Whoop'. It's actually a thing. I think it's hilarious. 

Well Holy Sh!t, you're absolutely right. It IS a thing.
Wiki:
The millennial whoop is a vocal melodic pattern alternating between the fifth and third notes in a major scale, typically starting on the fifth, in the rhythm of straight 8th-notes, and often using the "wa" and "oh" syllables.[1] It was used extensively in 2010s pop music.[2][3]



 
Ok Boomer, get used to it; like me, you are generations behind, keep whats good , scrap the rest.
 michelleaddinall wrote:


Apparently it's called the 'Millennial Clap/ Whoop'. It's actually a thing. I think it's hilarious. 

Well Holy Sh!t, you're absolutely right. It IS a thing.
Wiki:
The millennial whoop is a vocal melodic pattern alternating between the fifth and third notes in a major scale, typically starting on the fifth, in the rhythm of straight 8th-notes, and often using the "wa" and "oh" syllables.[1] It was used extensively in 2010s pop music.[2][3]



won't buy the album but I really like the lyrics and the tune
 Proclivities wrote:
Maybe it's just me, but this formula of theirs seems really tiresome and contrived: "Ho!" or "hey!" or some other single-syllable exultation whooped out between verses as a forced sing-along ploy for their outdoor festival audiences, the flat, stomp-along drumbeat during the choruses, the suspenders, fedoras, and scraggly beards...
Maybe it's just me...
 

Apparently it's called the 'Millennial Clap/ Whoop'. It's actually a thing. I think it's hilarious. 
 ace-marc wrote:

Hipster music. 
Thankfully it has a very short shelf life.

 
Reports of its demise seem to be greatly exaggerated.
 Laptopdog wrote:
I have this song memorized.  I don't want to have this song memorized.
 

A lobotomy is always a solution for that problem
Wait a minute.... The Lumineers are from Ramsey, New Jersey? That's where I am from! How come I just realized that??

I have to start doing some digging now...
 CyrusPaul wrote:
To me this band sounds interchangeable with Mumford / Avett Brothers.  Same suspender-wearing, rolled up jeans, beard-growing Irishish folk songs.  
 
Hipster music. 
Thankfully it has a very short shelf life.

 idiot_wind wrote:
Check out that photo!

Va, va, va, voom!  

And a kaboom too. 
 
Theda Bara in the movie Cleopatra.  Hubba hubba!
what a powerful set of music... layered with big emotion and spiritual
connection. I tend to zone in on lyrics to ponder the deep meanings
that it brings to me... 

I was cutting the hair of my client...kinda  hoping that
some of the lyrics might turn his mind to the contemplation of God like it does me...  
but my client mentions that he never pays attention to lyrics. 
Wow... not me.  I'm all about the words as much as the riff!
Over the hour of cutting his hair, one song perked his ears... the Tom Waits track (heart attack and vine) : he shazammed it to check out later.
Tom def. has a unique sound.  ... 

The songs that grab my heart from what was played:

No More Buffalo- James McMurty
Burden of the Angel Beast- Bruce Cockburn
Naked As We Came- Iron & Wine
Angela- The Lumineers

Thank you for making me think and feel
so much dear Bill!!!

You are so awesome :)     123K
 blotto wrote:
reluctant 2, If I hear this one more time, it goes to 1
 

LOL, were you blotto when you rated this? Where's Miss Piggy?

Image result for drunk
I thought he was singing "hold my leg"...
I have this song memorized.  I don't want to have this song memorized.
Who you callin a Ho?
reluctant 2, If I hear this one more time, it goes to 1
need a break from this song - it's good but just really overplayed... on every radio station everywhere.   just not a fan of the chorus. 
 mrselfdestruct wrote:
Pretty great transition from Zaz, Bill. Nice one.
Now I'm really pissed at this skip feature, Zaz was annoying me so I skipped it. I live for Bill's segues!

this is a master piece
 CyrusPaul wrote:
To me this band sounds interchangeable with Mumford / Avett Brothers.  Same suspender-wearing, rolled up jeans, beard-growing Irishish folk songs.  
 
Isn't it funny that bands that came out of the same genre and time period sound similar?
We call them genres for a reason.   Some similar argument could be made about the grunge bands, or the new wave bands, or the punk bands.... (place your genre here)

Just because you don't like a genre, doesn't mean that the bands therein are interchangeable to those that listen rather than dismiss.
Pretty great transition from Zaz, Bill. Nice one.
To me this band sounds interchangeable with Mumford / Avett Brothers.  Same suspender-wearing, rolled up jeans, beard-growing Irishish folk songs.  
 Proclivities wrote:
Maybe it's just me, but this formula of theirs seems really tiresome and contrived: "Ho!" or "hey!" or some other single-syllable exultation whooped out between verses as a forced sing-along ploy for their outdoor festival audiences, the flat, stomp-along drumbeat during the choruses, the suspenders, fedoras, and scraggly beards...
Maybe it's just me...
 
No....it's me too, Proc....ever since M&S it's gotten a bit overboard....

Or maybe he really is trying to say "You're a Ho!, Angela, I'm watching you leave"....or something like that....
A photo of Theda Bara!

Va va va voom!
 Proclivities wrote:
Maybe it's just me, but this formula of theirs seems really tiresome and contrived: "Ho!" or "hey!" or some other single-syllable exultation whooped out between verses as a forced sing-along ploy for their outdoor festival audiences, the flat, stomp-along drumbeat during the choruses, the suspenders, fedoras, and scraggy beards...
Maybe it's just me...
 
Millennial chic.  Clearly you don't wear enough flannel or have an ironic beard.
Maybe it's just me, but this formula of theirs seems really tiresome and contrived: "Ho!" or "hey!" or some other single-syllable exultation whooped out between verses as a forced sing-along ploy for their outdoor festival audiences, the flat, stomp-along drumbeat during the choruses, the suspenders, fedoras, and scraggly beards...
Maybe it's just me...
Cool photo of Theda Bara on the album cover though.

 

Love this song!

 d-don wrote:

We were at that show, and the reason the stands were half empty for The Lumineers was because of an inept security team who could not get the crowd into the stadium in any sort of organized fashion. We stood in line for nearly three hours, and made it in time to see the last song-and-a-half of The Lumineers. Our granddaughters, huge Lumineers fans, were sorely disappointed, but they dug TP and the Heartbreakers. 
 
that explains a lot actually....my wife and step-daughter thought it was because folks were still pre-funking elsewhere, but considering the girls were already funky I suppose it makes sense there was some other reason entirely.
 lizardking wrote:
My wife got to see Tom Petty last Saturday at Safeco Field....and she was stoked that she knew the opening act because of RP.  She said the Lumineers were great and she felt bad the place was still half empty when they were playing.

 
We were at that show, and the reason the stands were half empty for The Lumineers was because of an inept security team who could not get the crowd into the stadium in any sort of organized fashion. We stood in line for nearly three hours, and made it in time to see the last song-and-a-half of The Lumineers. Our granddaughters, huge Lumineers fans, were sorely disappointed, but they dug TP and the Heartbreakers. 
this is derivative HO! and trite HO! the musicianship is weak HO! amateurish HO! to be forgotten atop the Hipster Crap Pile HO!
 lizardking wrote:
My wife got to see Tom Petty last Saturday at Safeco Field....and she was stoked that she knew the opening act because of RP.  She said the Lumineers were great and she felt bad the place was still half empty when they were playing.

 
Very few of my past comments make me sad, and this one makes me sad;  RIP Tom Petty!   You'd be proud how your family (daughters especially) have handled the release of your "cause of death" - and if anyone lost respect for Mr. Petty because of the autopsy findings; come on now, live and let live!!

PEACE and Long Live RP!!


Agree !

And it's nice !
 

KimB wrote:
 Agree! Was thinking it was from an older David Gray album

 


this song is terrible
Man, that "whooping/yodeling" formula is really getting old to me, but it seems to be popular with a lot of recording artists, not just these guys.  I guess it's useful for sing-alongs.  Well, people seem to like these guys - there's certainly worse stuff out there.
i think jcktorance thinks it's good stuff.
Compelling.
Good stuff.
I like this. Makes me stop what I'm doing and listen.
 drmike wrote:
sounds like david gray

  Agree! Was thinking it was from an older David Gray album


sounds like david gray
My wife got to see Tom Petty last Saturday at Safeco Field....and she was stoked that she knew the opening act because of RP.  She said the Lumineers were great and she felt bad the place was still half empty when they were playing.
WOW RP what a lovely set for the last hour. RP is really the best radio
listening experience bar none.{#Cool}
Check out that photo!

Va, va, va, voom!  

And a kaboom too. 
As a Boulderite and Coloradan, I worry just a bit that they might be getting a bit over-exposed, but then again, maybe they deserve it...
 cmcisaac wrote:
I really like their sound...not to add a "but", but this band is wildly overplayed on mainstream radio, which is really too bad. 

 
Yeaaahhhh, BillG just called this a new song, and I'm all like, "Not so much." And I don't even listen to "mainstream" radio, whatever that is. Terrestrial radio? This has been played on Alt Nation on SiriusXM for months and months. 
 Stephen_Phillips wrote:
Ho!

 
Hey!
who you callin a Ho?
Ho!
This is a MAJOR earworm for me since I first heard it...
 nutrod42 wrote:
Sounds like David Gray.

 

i heard this on NPR a few weeks ago, and that's who i thought it was. i was surprised.
I really like their sound...not to add a "but", but this band is wildly overplayed on mainstream radio, which is really too bad. 
Started tapping my foot within the first few bars,...an indication that it's a good one.  An 8 right out of the box.
 h8rhater wrote:
It's nice when a band, that you think just might be a flash-in-the-pan, turns out a second album that is better than the first.

 
Ditto.  There was an Austrialian band named Flash in the Pan whose second album lived up to the group's name. I say the Lumineers got staying power.  They open in a bunch of cities for U2 in the Joshua Tree tour this summer.
Sounds like David Gray.
Really like this.
It's nice when a band, that you think just might be a flash-in-the-pan, turns out a second album that is better than the first.
The Lumineers are wonderful — please play them a bit more often.