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Michael Kiwanuka — Cold Little Heart
Album: Love & Hate
Avg rating:
7.9

Your rating:
Total ratings: 1311









Released: 2016
Length: 9:47
Plays (last 30 days): 3
Did you ever want it?
Did you want bad?
Ohhh, my
It tears me apart
Did you ever fight it?
All of the pain, so much power
Running through my veins
Bleeding, I'm bleeding
My cold little heart
Oh I, I can't stand myself

And I know
In my heart, in this cold heart
I can live or I can die
I believe if I just try
You believe in you and I
In you and I
In you and I
In you and I

Did you ever notice
I've been ashamed
All my life
I've been playing games
We can try and hide it
It's all the same
I've been losing you
One day at a time
Bleeding, I'm bleeding
My cold little heart
Oh I, I can't stand myself

And I know
In my heart, in this cold heart
I can live or I can die
I believe if I just try
You believe in you and I
In my heart, in this cold heart
I can live or I can die
I believe if I just try
You believe in you and I
In you and I
In you and I
In you and I
In you and I
In you and I
In you and I
In you and I

Maybe this time I can be strong
But since I know who I am
I'm probably wrong
Maybe this time I can go far
But thinking about where I've been
Ain't helping me start
Comments (64)add comment
 vito1975 wrote:
Does anyone else hear Borodin in this tune?
Prince Igor...
 
Cut to an old TV commercial with an avuncular spokesman informing you that the
music playing in the background was actually written by one of the great masters.
Continuing with the pitch that for only $14.95 plus shipping and handling you could
be the proud owner of a ten record set of one minute snippets of classical master-
pieces turned into familiar favorites...

Tony in NJ
W.A.S.T.E.
what about we solve it for all concerned by changing the lyrics to 
"You believe in you and I don't".
Works for me.
Incorrect grammar? What would you call a musical genre of blues? Downfall of civilization? When you have to sing 'my baby left me', it hurts in all grammars. 
 unclehud wrote:
"If you believe in you and I," is incorrect grammar.

This one flunks, and the songwriters should sit through remedial English classes.  Not joking; the downfall of our civilization will start somewhere ... rating = 1.
 

In the Netherlands we have a word for people who get inappropriately worked up about such trivial matters: "miereneuker". Literally translated, it means "ant f*cker".

Go easy on those ants, they never meant you any harm.
 Stephenater wrote:


Broken Bells
 

produced by Danger Mouse, and yes, it shows (or sounds)
 Shwing wrote:

I believe that the downfall of our civilization will start when incorrect grammar no longer tortures the bajesus  out of language snobs.  Feel free to share this proof, of your peeve, with your friends.
 
It's called artistic license. Go beat your kid. 
 keelo wrote:
Moby
 

Broken Bells
Moby
 unclehud wrote:
"If you believe in you and I," is incorrect grammar.

This one flunks, and the songwriters should sit through remedial English classes.  Not joking; the downfall of our civilization will start somewhere ... rating = 1.
 
I believe that the downfall of our civilization will start when incorrect grammar no longer tortures the bajesus  out of language snobs.  Feel free to share this proof, of your peeve, with your friends.
Long live I - VI- IV- V </sarcasm>
This and the title song are two of the best tracks on the album.  But the other songs are pretty decent too.

I recommend the CD.

R&B/Soul meets prog rock and ambient electronica.   Danger Mouse was the lead producer  and does a stellar job.  
I'm seeing a violently tragic(tragically violent?) slow motion scene from a Martin Scorcese film.
 unclehud wrote:
"If you believe in you and I," is incorrect grammar.

This one flunks, and the songwriters should sit through remedial English classes.  Not joking; the downfall of our civilization will start somewhere ... rating = 1.
 
You do realize that English has been "simplified" very much throughout the centuries, right? (As has every language, actually.) There was a time when verbs were conjugated, for instance. Now, all that remains from that era is the third-person s in present tense and the somewhat rudimentary conjugation of the verb to be. To me as a German native, who still has to conjugate every verb in every tense and decline every noun, that seems like a pretty great decrease of grammatical requirements. A linguistic downfall, so to speak.
My point is: language is changing constantly and that is neither good nor bad. It just is.
 SAILINGTHESEVEN wrote:
DangerMouse-y
 
Produced by Danger Mouse.
 flyboy wrote:

I agree.  Bad grammar drives me crazy.  It isn't that hard to put a little effort into writing things correctly.  I hear "In you and I" and it sounds like nails on a chalkboard.
 
This is some nit-picking bullshit! This is a great song, have you ever heard of "poetic license"?
one of the best vocalists I have heard in a long time and I love the intro.
Learn a few languages, fall in love with a linguist and you know what happens?  

You learn just how flexible and capable of evolution the English language has been and continues to be.

You learn to become less judgemental.  
DangerMouse-y
Giving me goosebumps today...
 unclehud wrote:
"If you believe in you and I," is incorrect grammar.

This one flunks, and the songwriters should sit through remedial English classes.  Not joking; the downfall of our civilization will start somewhere ... rating = 1.
 
I agree.  Bad grammar drives me crazy.  It isn't that hard to put a little effort into writing things correctly.  I hear "In you and I" and it sounds like nails on a chalkboard.
 DChas wrote:
bumped from 8 to 9 . . . . nice mood and tension . . . love his voice
 
Same rating for me. Maybe someday a 10. A little too soon for me, though. Despite the horrendous grammar usage pointed out over and over again (rolling eyes).
Beautiful one. If it was an older song, it would be a "classic"...
 unclehud wrote:
"If you believe in you and I," is incorrect grammar.

This one flunks, and the songwriters should sit through remedial English classes.  Not joking; the downfall of our civilization will start somewhere ... rating = 1.
 
I believe this grammar  falls under "artistic license"
 njswede wrote:

In Sweden we have an expression for people like you: "Viktigpetter". Translates to "Peter the Important". It means someone who has to show their perceived superior knowledge at any chance they get. You're a Viktigpetter!
 
In Brazil we call "sabe-tudo", could be translated to "knows-it-all". Doesn't matter: in English,  Swedish or Brazilian-portuguese: is always a pain-in-the-ass ("pé-no-saco").
 unclehud wrote:

My knowledge is not superior to anyone's. 

Would you prefer that the ignorant remain ignorant?  Shall we not shine a light in the darkness?

My name's Hud, not Peter, and I repeat:  the downfall of our civilization starts when we tolerate ignorance and poor education.  Rating  remains at 1.
 

wow - to me your comment(s) feel like a bulldozer making its way through a beautiful meadow with imperfect but beautiful flowers.

i wonder if joy is compagnon on your way through life at all....

but i guess then its not your fault to see life so earnest....

anyway i wish you an open heart and mind so you can experience beauty also in things which might not match your personal standards of pure perfection.

PS:  and as english is not my mothertongue - please overlook grammatical imperfections - the world will not go down because of them ;-)
Does anyone else hear Borodin in this tune?
Prince Igor...
 decorgirl wrote:
Just realized that this is the theme tune from Pretty Little Liars.
 
I believe you're thinking of HBO's Big Little LiesPretty Little Liars uses a song by The Pierces.
 unclehud wrote:
"If you believe in you and I," is incorrect grammar.

This one flunks, and the songwriters should sit through remedial English classes.  Not joking; the downfall of our civilization will start somewhere ... rating = 1.
 
You're taking a lot of heat here unclehud. To lend you some tepid support, it bugs me too.  I sometimes think it is a rule of song writing is to use you and I as an object of a sentence.
But as far as being the downfall of civilization, I disagree. Language is constantly changing and with the speed of communication these days the rate is increasing. Talking about the decline of civilization assumes it reaches a peak and should stay the same or suffer decline. I think civilization is constantly evolving, spiraling up and down. All we can hope for is that each peak is higher than the last and each decline is higher than the last too. (And we don't destroy everything in the process)
Enjoy the ride!
 njswede wrote:
In Sweden we have an expression for people like you: "Viktigpetter". Translates to "Peter the Important". It means someone who has to show their perceived superior knowledge at any chance they get. You're a Viktigpetter!
 
My knowledge is not superior to anyone's. 

Would you prefer that the ignorant remain ignorant?  Shall we not shine a light in the darkness?

My name's Hud, not Peter, and I repeat:  the downfall of our civilization starts when we tolerate ignorance and poor education.  Rating  remains at 1.
10.

Not sure why it took so long.

Simply gorgeous.
It's not Pretty Little Lies or Little Big Lies or Pretty Liars. It's BIG LITTLE LIES. And this song is forever associated with it. Season 1 is amazing.
bumped from 8 to 9 . . . . nice mood and tension . . . love his voice
 unclehud wrote:
"If you believe in you and I," is incorrect grammar.

This one flunks, and the songwriters should sit through remedial English classes.  Not joking; the downfall of our civilization will start somewhere ... rating = 1.
 
In Sweden we have an expression for people like you: "Viktigpetter". Translates to "Peter the Important". It means someone who has to show their perceived superior knowledge at any chance they get. You're a Viktigpetter!
 unclehud wrote:
"If you believe in you and I," is incorrect grammar.

This one flunks, and the songwriters should sit through remedial English classes.  Not joking; the downfall of our civilization will start somewhere ... rating = 1.
 
Lighten up, Francis.
 unclehud wrote:
"If you believe in you and I," is incorrect grammar.

This one flunks, and the songwriters should sit through remedial English classes.  Not joking; the downfall of our civilization will start somewhere ... rating = 1.
 
Wow, you're an ass. Songwriting and poetry have always taken liberty with grammar. Unbunch your panties for a bit.
First hear this on Big Little Lies on Netflix, glad I did, great song and atist.
{#Music}
Son of Ugandan refugees, eh?  

Love the style mix.  The builds are brilliant.
"If you believe in you and I," is incorrect grammar.

This one flunks, and the songwriters should sit through remedial English classes.  Not joking; the downfall of our civilization will start somewhere ... rating = 1.
thanks RP You give me new Inspiration 
This one is growing on me. 7->8

now to check out the rest of the record.
Beautiful song, and such a pleasure to hear the full version as many people are still unaware of what an awesomely talented guitarist Michael is. Thank you, RP!
I like it. Feels like an extended mid-'70s Pink Floyd track.
8 from me = I am proud to live in the same part of North London as this very fine artist. pxd
Have been watching Little Big Lies, and fell in love with this music. I just nearly rush in tears when hear it right here right now... Sometimes probability theory tickles me...
Watch the video of them making this song..will make you appreciate it even more
This is a catchy  tune. You can sing it and dance to  it (when no one is looking).  
Terrific artist!  Glad he's getting play on radio paradise!
Uh, just, no. 
Outstanding!
Slow burner
This one grabs.  
 clwguy wrote:
I submitted a year ago but it was rejected. Decent song and a worthy addition to the RP playlist.
 
Nuthin' wrong with some gentle lobbying.  
so great, thanks for introducing me to this artist
 TotalHip wrote:
One of my MK submissions finally makes it to RP. Yes!!!
Let us now cheer on the cut Love & Hate.
 

Thank you TotalHip.... this is my first listen , I enjoyed this cut very much ....   8       :o)     Naugatuck,Connecticut 
Skipped from the Kinks (gag) to this! Love it.
One of my MK submissions finally makes it to RP. Yes!!!
Let us now cheer on the cut Love & Hate.
I like this a lot.
Caught my ear!  Very nice
Just realized that this is the theme tune from Pretty Little Liars.
So good.
I think I heard a different rendition of this song, without the guitar solo and much more melodic. That one would be a 9.
I've yet to hear a MK song that I don't love. 
I love being #1 !!!

Used the skip button to arrive on this tune. 
Song had only 1 rating we I arrived. A little slow at the start and on the long side as well.
Give it a 6 on first hear.