The War On Drugs — Thinking Of A Place
Album: A Deeper Understanding
Avg rating:
7.7

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Total ratings: 2155









Released: 2017
Length: 11:06
Plays (last 30 days): 5
It was back in Little Bend that I saw you
Light was changing on the water
Where birds above it flown
There was pain in your eyes
So you vanished in the night
Missouri River in the distance
So I lied upon the lawn

I remember walking against the darkness of the beach
Love is like a ghost in the distance, ever-reached
Travel through the night because there is no fear
Alone but right behind until I watched you disappear

I'm moving through the dark
Of a long black night
Just moving with the moon
And the light it shines
And I'm thinking of a place
And it feels so very real
Just moving through the dark

Once I had a dream I was falling from the sky
Coming down like running water
Passing by myself alight
In the morning, I would wake to the sound of summer falls
Like little whispers through the signs

I'm moving through the dark
Of a long black night
And I'm looking at the moon
And the light it shines
But I'm thinking of a place
And it feels so very real
Oh, it was so full of love!

Come and take my hand, babe
There's a turn in the road that we've been taking
But it'll set you free
Because there's a rhythm in the way that we've been moving
Yeah, there's a darkness over there, but we ain't going

See it through through my eyes
Walk me to the water
Hold my hand and something turns to me
Love me every night
Drown me in the water
Hold my hand and there's something turning me
See it through my eyes
Love me like no other
And hold my hand and something turns to me
And turns me into you

Lead me through the light
Pull me from the water
Hold my hand and something turns to me
Turns me into you
Just see it through my eyes
Love me like no there
Hold my hand and something turns to me
Turns me into you
Turn to me
Into you
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I like this easy flowing style
The imagery he portrays in his songs is wonderful. Has found his 'sound' especially on the last couple of albums, which are both brilliant.
This is another great group that I would never have heard of if it weren't for RP. I love RP!! I'll be making my donation when I get home from work tonight. Gotta keep this station up and running!!
Sounds equal parts new and equal parts retro all at once.
 
Ages well... like fine wine.
3M 79 !!!
A Dylan who can hit the higher notes ?
 Grammarcop wrote:
I was on a lonely, dark road in central Michigan last night when this came on the RP app. 

Snow swirling hypnotically around the car. Farmhouse lights in the distance. A blinking amber light above an intersection. And this playing loud.

I'm moving through the dark
Of a long black night

It was transcendent.
 
i love this image. thank you again RP for making this kind of connection - this took me out of my small world for a second. nice.
Too high in rotation.. .can almost predict the next time it will come up... 
What a fabulous song ... all elements.
Totally feeling this song. Always had and always will. 
 westslope wrote:
Earnest vocals.  Liquid kazoo-like guitar.  Layered guitars.  A harmonica.  Some sounds inspired by Talk Talk.  A nice mid-song hook.  

Dreamy, lush.   
 
I dunno....  this one should catch on and garner a bit of a following.   Looking forward to the new album.

 
you were SO RIGHT about this, westslope - a year + later and well....7.7 avg with 2057 total ratings!! 

And I haven't heard it in a bit, several months maybe, and as soon as I heard it start up this morning, well work be DAMNED....I found myself Thinking of a Place again, just so WOW.  Long Live RP!!

 Grammarcop wrote:
I was on a lonely, dark road in central Michigan last night when this came on the RP app. 

Snow swirling hypnotically around the car. Farmhouse lights in the distance. A blinking amber light above an intersection. And this playing loud.

I'm moving through the dark
Of a long black night

It was transcendent.
 
That's real nice. As it should be. It's like this band was created for our own thoughts and ways. 
I was on a lonely, dark road in central Michigan last night when this came on the RP app. 

Snow swirling hypnotically around the car. Farmhouse lights in the distance. A blinking amber light above an intersection. And this playing loud.

I'm moving through the dark
Of a long black night

It was transcendent.
superb ... the best of the USA IMHO
Way too long. Needed PSD button twice.


{#Crown}
 justin4kick wrote:
Good musicians, decent song and cleverly made but it doesn't hit me. None of their songs so far. The new Toto?

 
I know what you mean, but I like that, it's good music you can listen too without it being in your face.
Good musicians, decent song and cleverly made but it doesn't hit me. None of their songs so far. The new Toto?
Does anyone else hear Al Stewart?