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Cosmo Sheldrake — Come Along
Album: The Much Much How How and I
Avg rating:
6.7

Your rating:
Total ratings: 1277









Released: 2019
Length: 4:17
Plays (last 30 days): 2
Come along catch a Heffalump
Sit with me on a muddy clump
We'll sing a song of days gone by

Run along now don't be glum
Get you gone now have some fun
Don't be long for the end is nigh

Don't let moments pass along
And waste before your eyes
March with me and the borogoves
Come with me and the slithy toves
And never ask us why

Come, come, come, come, come along now
Run away from the hum-drum
We'll go to a place that is safe from
Greed, anger and boredom

We'll dance and sing 'til sundown
And feast with abandon
We'll sleep when the morning comes
And we'll rise by the sound of the birdsongs

We'll be here when the world slows down
And the sunbeams fade away
Keeping time by a pendulum
As the fabric starts to fray

There's no such thing as time to kill
Nor time to throw away
So once for the bright sky
Twice for the pig sty
Thrice for another day

Come, come, come, come, come along now
Run away from the hum-drum
We'll go to a place that is safe from
Greed, anger and boredom

We'll dance and sing 'til sundown
And feast with abandon
We'll sleep when the morning comes
And we'll rise by the sound of the birdsongs

Come with me catch a rare type specimen
Cuddle up with a hesitant skeleton
We'll break our fast with friends

Once we're fed we shall disappear rapidly
Many moons to the west of here and happily
Our journey never ends

Shut your ears when sirens sing
Tie armbands to your feet
Listen up and you won't go wrong again
Float along on a verse-less song and then
Get to where the two ends meet

Come, come, come, come, come along now
Run away from the hum-drum
We'll go to a place that is safe from
Greed, anger and boredom

We'll dance and sing 'til sundown
And feast with abandon
We'll sleep when the morning comes
And we'll rise by the sound of the birdsongs
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 pankman wrote:

That moment, when you take a look at the cover-artwork and then realize the song that was played before: "weird fishes" by Radiohead

Bill ... you are the best!
I bow down to you! 



So many fantastic Easter eggs on RP
 drewd wrote:
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Deserves to be back at the top for this song - it's PERFECT!
An interesting song for sure. 
Did he say Sugalumps?
 stacey.otte wrote:

Just fills me with delight every time I hear it. Adore the creativity and silliness--don't we all need a little more of that in our lives?  



He could be a modern Purcell.  
any song with an oboe and bass clarinet outro gets my vote! Also the song is kooky and catchy which is my vibe :)
Kevin Ayers-ish voice?
Hmm 🧐..?! Sounds like Morphic Resonance?!
I can't believe I only rated it a 9.  Solid 10.
 alexandersmcmillan wrote:

His brother (Merlin Sheldrake) is a mycologist with interesting theories about the symbiotic relationship between mycorrhizae and other plants, including trees. It's quite interesting to think of an entire forest as interconnected via a fungal network that is a pathway for nutrients and who knows what else. After reading some of his work and the work of researchers that he's indebted to, the whole premise of the film Avatar seems entirely borrowed. But what isn't these days? Anyway, decent enough song.



Merlin's also a board member of SPUN (Society for the Protection of Underground Networks) who are going to "lead the first global exploration and mapping of underground fungal networks that play a critical role below the surface, sequestering carbon and moving nutrients across ecosystems."  

How cool is that?!

And for those of you are really into mushrooms, check out the 2019 documentary called "Fantastic Fungi." That is a trip. 

Our new year's resolution is to eat as many (edible) mushrooms as we can get our hands on.  From what I'm reading they are really, really good for you. We may even try growing our own, which will finally give us something to do with all that compost we've been churning in the backyard.
 EdEastridge wrote:

An acoustic relative to Alt-J? 



Very Perceptive Kemo Sabe 
Nifty ditty 
I bought the album off the back of this track, and I quite like what the artist is trying to do, but the album is a bit much.  Still like a lot about it, but as someone else said, it's not a 'regular listen' so much as an occasional foray into slightly Machenian whimsy, evoking a sort of pagan pastoral.  Which, on reading that back, is about the most pretentious twaddle I've written since lunchtime, but you get my drift.  Plus, I'm a sucker for any song that manages to rhyme 'specimen' with 'skeleton' :)
 drwhy wrote:

Hmmm I went from "heck no" to "Ok the chorus ain't too bad" and I am also tapping my feet a little.  I think I could listen to it once per year.



I was about to skip when I read this... and glad I gave it a chance. This is spot on, but I'll give it a little more than once a year. 
 Chongo1959 wrote:


Or the construction of a "spore" drive!


Didja know that Paul Stamets, the character on Star Trek Discovery who controls the spore drive, is named after the world famous mycologist Paul Edward Stamets?
 jtherieau wrote:

Their dad, Rupert Sheldrake, also had some interesting theories—about "morphic resonance." I'd love to have been sitting at their dinner table when those two kids were growing up.

His theories were so out of bounds that the scientific community ostracized him for even suggesting research into his ideas.  An editor of Nature magazine said this in 1981.
 "This infuriating tract... is the best candidate for burning there has been for many years." In an interview broadcast on BBC television in 1994, he said: "Sheldrake is putting forward magic instead of science, and that can be condemned in exactly the language that the Pope used to condemn Galileo, and for the same reason. It is heresy."

So much for an open mind of scientific inquiry.  And odd that this editor took sides with the Pope over Galileo.
 jukes1 wrote:


“Many years ago”…? it’s not that old.


Maybe he meant "any"?
 drewd wrote:
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Okay, this is really funny.....
 1jerry wrote:

the Jabberwock,
Kaloo kalay!
is oddly referenced
here today!



BS trivia of the day:  Ambrosia uses this line in one of their songs from many moons ago.  
Phew, I got that out of my system.
 1jerry wrote:

the Jabberwock,
Kaloo kalay!
is oddly referenced
here today!



As is the heffalump! Great cover fishies too. Quirky and fun. 8 from the stupidly grinning Nottingham jury :o)
 DaidyBoy wrote:
 

 I'm not keen on this guy's material.  "Wacky" songs and theories leave me cold.  "Morphic resonance" seems more Terry Pratchett than Stephen Hawking.


You appear to think the two in opposition.
I always get a Nightmare before Christmas vibe when this begins.
 Silvervanman wrote:


I heard this many years ago and I hope it's many years before I do again. There's no music in it (for me anyway)


“Many years ago”…? it’s not that old.
 drwhy wrote:

Hmmm I went from "heck no" to "Ok the chorus ain't too bad" and I am also tapping my feet a little.  I think I could listen to it once per year.



I heard this many years ago and I hope it's many years before I do again. There's no music in it (for me anyway)
Super Wes Anderson-y! whimsical and fun :)
At first I thought this was Flight of the Conchords --  Sugarlumps! 
 jtherieau wrote:

Their dad, Rupert Sheldrake, also had some interesting theories—about "morphic resonance." I'd love to have been sitting at their dinner table when those two kids were growing up.

 I'm not keen on this guy's material.  "Wacky" songs and theories leave me cold.  "Morphic resonance" seems more Terry Pratchett than Stephen Hawking.

What a "cute little ditty." 
This always reminds me of being at the Beautiful Days festival!
 jtherieau wrote:

Their dad, Rupert Sheldrake, also had some interesting theories—about "morphic resonance." I'd love to have been sitting at their dinner table when those two kids were growing up.
 

Or the construction of a "spore" drive!
One of thiose songs that is everywhere, yet I never knew whose song it was...Thanks RP
Just fills me with delight every time I hear it. Adore the creativity and silliness--don't we all need a little more of that in our lives?  
I saw him perform live a few years ago in Rennes (France). He was alone with his loop pedals and managed to mesmerize 3000 people who were primarily there for rock'n'roll.
Magical! 
Flight of the Conchords!!!
Peter Pan song
 alexandersmcmillan wrote:
His brother (Merlin Sheldrake) is a mycologist with interesting theories about the symbiotic relationship between mycorrhizae and other plants, including trees. It's quite interesting to think of an entire forest as interconnected via a fungal network that is a pathway for nutrients and who knows what else. After reading some of his work and the work of researchers that he's indebted to, the whole premise of the film Avatar seems entirely borrowed. But what isn't these days? Anyway, decent enough song.
 
Their dad, Rupert Sheldrake, also had some interesting theories—about "morphic resonance." I'd love to have been sitting at their dinner table when those two kids were growing up.
 drewd wrote:
Image result for oompa loompa gif
 
T-O-T-A-L-L-Y!
"Cuddle up with a hesitant skeleton"
A bit Flight of the Conchords-esque.
That moment, when you take a look at the cover-artwork and then realize the song that was played before: "weird fishes" by Radiohead

Bill ... you are the best!
I bow down to you! 
 drwhy wrote:
Hmmm I went from "heck no" to "Ok the chorus ain't too bad" and I am also tapping my feet a little.  I think I could listen to it once per year.
 
That means he did it right lol :-)
Getting a faint memory of XTC coming through with the very creative lyrics and nod to olde English folk music. Love it, just like I adore XTC.
His brother (Merlin Sheldrake) is a mycologist with interesting theories about the symbiotic relationship between mycorrhizae and other plants, including trees. It's quite interesting to think of an entire forest as interconnected via a fungal network that is a pathway for nutrients and who knows what else. After reading some of his work and the work of researchers that he's indebted to, the whole premise of the film Avatar seems entirely borrowed. But what isn't these days? Anyway, decent enough song.
 1jerry wrote:
the Jabberwock,
Kaloo kalay!
is oddly referenced
here today!
 

Did gyre and gimble in the wabe.  
All mimsy were the borogoves,
And the mome raths outgrabe!!!!!!  (We had to learn that in 7th grade)
And also A.A. Milne - 'Heffalump"
 Proclivities wrote:

Musically it's pretty much a chord structure based in traditional British folk music.  The production and lyrics are where it deviates from that.  Seems like there's some Lewis Carroll influence in the lyrics, as well as the Roald Dahl influence you brought up.
 
A. A. Milne too.
 ick wrote:
Someone has been taking songwriting lessons from Willy Wonka I see.
 
Musically it's pretty much a chord structure based in traditional British folk music.  The production and lyrics are where it deviates from that.  Seems like there's some Lewis Carroll influence in the lyrics, as well as the Roald Dahl influence you brought up.
How queer. There's something about it though. 
 EdEastridge wrote:
An acoustic relative to Alt-J? 
 
Alt-J meets Eminem !
This is fun.  From the name of the singer/band, to the clippety clop rhythm, to the music-like lyrics, to the non-rock instruments.  Hope to hear more by Cosmo.  Go RP for so often challenging people with great music we aren't used to. And go RP for being happy to play popular stuff if it just so happens to be really good.  This is why you are on in our house pretty much every night.
Type of music I listen to RP for. 
What the hell was that? Made me look!
Wow!
No idea what the writer had in mind, but couldn't help but think of all the men who've marched off to the latest war on offer to avoid the "hum drum". 
This wins my award for the worst thing I've heard here.  PSD.

It doesn't matter though, cos there's another dose of superbness due to follow...
 the_jake wrote:
Different.  Not sure what to rate on first hearing.
 
Watch Cosmo live and u will know better :)
Thx for playing this!
We saw Cosmo twice in Hamburg (Ger), I love this guy… he's so much more than just a musician:  an artist, sound hunter and collector, DJ… well… and a great musician as well!  Long live RP! 
 rpdevotee wrote:
This song is not good
 

i somehow like the double-dubbed record
This song is not good
 drewd wrote:
Image result for oompa loompa gif 

Yeah you nailed it with this clip!
Most unrecognizable cover of a Yat-Kha song ever.
don't care for this.
I don't know why but this makes me think of Dr. Seuss. 
Was unsure until I saw his youtube channel, Im a convert.  Catchy and clever.
Well, that was unexpected. Made me look it up. Not sure that I liked it. But I still rank the experience higher than hearing "Dream On" played one more time.
Image result for oompa loompa gif
I thought, at first, this was AltJ.
Hmmm I went from "heck no" to "Ok the chorus ain't too bad" and I am also tapping my feet a little.  I think I could listen to it once per year.
the Jabberwock,
Kaloo kalay!
is oddly referenced
here today!
🍎
Different.  Not sure what to rate on first hearing.
Someone has been taking songwriting lessons from Willy Wonka I see.
An acoustic relative to Alt-J? 
A for innovation.
Apple commercial much?
Cosmo Sheldrake? I'm mystified. The song may or may not be annoying.