The War On Drugs — Thinking Of A Place
Album: A Deeper Understanding
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Released: 2017
Length: 11:06
Plays (last 30 days): 6
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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 dlarsen66 wrote:
OMG. If I could make it through one whole day of RP and not hear a single War on Drugs song....if only. Sigh.

 
AMEN! I had to double check to make sure that I hadn't written this comment, because I think it every single time I have to suffer through this dreck.
 Proclivities wrote:

It sounds very much in that vein of the so-called "heartland" or "roots" rock: Petty, Springsteen, Mellencamp, etc.

 
Agreed.  Though the designation is odd to say the least as Petty, Springsteen, Mellencamp, and Adam Granduciel are very much urban artists.  
I love the Waterboys!
 BCarn wrote:
Had to check, this almost sounded like old Bob Dylan or if Dylan had a voice today.Nice tune.

 
Actually sounds like 14yo Bryan Adams to me. Which means great, of course.
What would Bob think?
 dlarsen66 wrote:
OMG. If I could make it through one whole day of RP and not hear a single War on Drugs song....if only. Sigh.

 
No no no no .... thow shall not diss TWOT   {#Naughty}
                          
 dlarsen66 wrote:
OMG. If I could make it through one whole day of RP and not hear a single War on Drugs song....if only. Sigh.

 

                                  Great Band. You're Welcome {#Biggrin}

OMG. If I could make it through one whole day of RP and not hear a single War on Drugs song....if only. Sigh.
Had to check, this almost sounded like old Bob Dylan or if Dylan had a voice today.Nice tune.
Aye, that guitar sounds like it hurts.
Such a great song from a great album. As a Philadelphian, it makes me happy to see the success of The War on Drugs and Kurt Vile.
 Marley wrote:
I liked the first song RP played from these guys, but they have failed to impress since then. I saw them on some late night talk show and they were so boring. Generic, boring, dull and barely tolerable. I could do with hearing less of these guys. Time to hit the PSD button.
 
Generic is spot on. Its formula rock.
I liked the first song RP played from these guys, but they have failed to impress since then. I saw them on some late night talk show and they were so boring. Generic, boring, dull and barely tolerable. I could do with hearing less of these guys. Time to hit the PSD button.
Love this guys voice....makes my head turn everytime I hear something from them.
this song takes me to the somewhere i feel myself uplifted and makes me dream about endless spring feelings... it's feels like my childhood memories {#Jump}
Gotta love the soul-wrenching kazoo-like guitar.
I like the style of this music.....smooth & unique.
Like this band...reminds me of the Waterboys
first time listen......liked it.  where they came from?
 
 
great, I will be going later this month....! Not sure I told you guys....! 

Spots_Stew wrote:
I was fortunate to see them at the Summer Stage in Central Park last month.  I hope you get the chance to see them live, too.

 


Really great music, but after listening to more of their songs and albums for a whleI can't escape the impression that their songs are all somewhat alike.
OK, this is fantastic.
I was fortunate to see them at the Summer Stage in Central Park last month.  I hope you get the chance to see them live, too.
 sfyi2001 wrote:

'A Deeper Understanding', their fourth studio album, released 6 weeks ago, is great. 

They are also fantastic live - a must see.
Thanx for playing, Bill.
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Anyone that feels like they hear anything too often here, needs to either hit psd - ('play something different' - next to the play button above), or take at least a song-long break from their arduous task of listening to music all night and day, which is what they must be doing to hear a song twice in two days.

Whatever you do, please don't whine hear. I listen to RP to get AWAY from that kind of shit. {#Laughing}

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Every station I've ever listened to has had songs in heavy rotation.  No big deal.
 TJOpootertoot wrote:
Took me a few listens to figure out what the vibe reminded me of. It's a bit up-tempo but it's got the same kind of groove as Tom Petty's "Face in the Crowd," which is a good thing. Also sounds like Daniel Lanois-era Bob Dylan (e.g. OH MERCY). Also just fine.
 
It sounds very much in that vein of the so-called "heartland" or "roots" rock: Petty, Springsteen, Mellencamp, etc.
Took me a few listens to figure out what the vibe reminded me of. It's a bit up-tempo but it's got the same kind of groove as Tom Petty's "Face in the Crowd," which is a good thing. Also sounds like Daniel Lanois-era Bob Dylan (e.g. OH MERCY). Also just fine.
This song's pretty good but the band name is just awful! {#Snooty}
 scadawizard wrote:
Play it again and again, Thanks Bill.
 
And again
Play it again and again, Thanks Bill.
Overplayed and underwhelming.
AGAIN ?
This band is just awesome
Flew to Atlanta last month for their show. I got there a day early and this album was my soundtrack as I walked the city. The show, and this music, could not have been better. 
I love it
Thanks RP for this wonderful piece.
Got the new album after hearing it.
Simply beautiful lyrics and melody.
 westslope wrote:
15 plays in the last 30 days?   All right!  

 
That was early June 2017.

Now 12 plays in the last 30 days.  No problem here as I stop what I am doing and turn it up.  The album gets played often on road trips.



'A Deeper Understanding', their fourth studio album, released 6 weeks ago, is great. 

They are also fantastic live - a must see.
Thanx for playing, Bill.
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Anyone that feels like they hear anything too often here, needs to either hit psd - ('play something different' - next to the play button above), or take at least a song-long break from their arduous task of listening to music all night and day, which is what they must be doing to hear a song twice in two days.

Whatever you do, please don't whine hear. I listen to RP to get AWAY from that kind of shit. {#Laughing}



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I just Love this track, its able to transport me somewhere nice in moments and lasts so long, half way through you start thinking its finishing and it picks up again. Best thing they have done and set to be a classic. 9/10
 mememu wrote:
I like this, but it is played way too often. Almost every other day.

 
Funny, but I could easily hear it every day and enjoy it as much as I do right now.  S_M_O_O_T_H and EASY on the ears.
I am checking these guys out tomorrow night. I like them, but hope the show is less somnambulant than the studio versions.
The live concert was excellent.  They paint a colorful tapestry
 mememu wrote:
I like this, but it is played way too often. Almost every other day.

 
Was just thinking the same thing
ON the play list. Anytime I recognize a song its bring played too much. 
I like this, but it is played way too often. Almost every other day.
It is eerily similar to "Goodnight California" - Kathleen Edwards - in a number of ways.
hypnotic - calms me down every time
 ereme wrote:
9->10.

 
7->6... getting highly boring.