Album: A Deeper Understanding
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Released: 2017
Length: 5:23
Plays (last 30 days): 7
Go to bed now I can tell
Pain is on the way out now
Look away and domino falls away

I know it's hard looking in
Knowing that tomorrow you'll be back again
Pin your head and let me in
I'm waiting
So long

I was staring into the light
When I saw you in the distance, I knew that you'd be mine
Am I moving back in time
Just standing still

I met a man with a broken back
He had a fear in his eyes that I could understand
I can even shake the hand
When I break it in

I've been pulling on a wire, but it just won't break
I've been turning up the dial, but I hear no sound
I resist what I cannot change
But I wanna find what can't be found

I'm aware you're tired and lost
Like a demon in the doorway, waiting to be born
But I'm here all alone, just begging

Pull me close and let me hold you in
Give me the deeper understanding of who I am
Yeah, I'm moving back again
I'm waiting here

I'm just pulling on a wire, but it just won't break
I've been turning up the dial, but I hear no sound
I resist what I cannot change, own it in your own way
Yeah, I wanna find what can't be found
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Hey these guys are good, do it up now.
This is the best band I've heard in the last 30 years.  It's cool to find a new band that you love in your 40s
Love the liquid kazoo-like electric guitar.
 Michael_Dean wrote:
My thanks to The War on Drugs for the inspiration to write the following affirmation!

I grant myself the serenity to resist the things I cannot change, the courage to speak out about the things I can, the wisdom to stick it right up their ass.

 
{#High-five} NICE!! 

I think the same thing when I hear this song!

I'm just pulling on a wire, but it just won't break
I've been turning up the dial, but I hear no sound
I resist what I cannot change, own it in your own way
Yeah, I wanna find what can't be found

More! More! More! More The War On Drugs please!!!
 chyk5 wrote:

Uh...no. 

 
Seconded.....absolutely nothing like Coldplay.
 RParadise wrote:
Someone was listening to a lot of Cold Play when they were younger.

 
Uh...no. 
My thanks to The War on Drugs for the inspiration to write the following affirmation!

I grant myself the serenity to resist the things I cannot change, the courage to speak out about the things I can, the wisdom to stick it right up their ass.
Nice that long songs are coming back. Attention spans must be improving. Might be Zoloft or other pharmaceuticals that have corrected the plethora of ADD and 30 second attention spans. Gosh, even Twitter has increased it's number of characters. Things are looking up. Maybe jam bands are forming again, instead of 2 minute punk sonic assaults.
Someone was listening to a lot of Cold Play when they were younger.
 gmichaelt wrote:

I did a little reconnoitering. Mercifully, neither Bryan Adams nor Nickelback are to be found in the db - which is found under "Music/Artists" above. The title explains much. Whew! Some CanCon I can't.

 
Some Can't, Some Cry.... Some Do (while keeping great company and doing great things):

Since the 1980s, Adams has participated in concerts and other activities to help raise money and awareness for a variety of causes. His first high-profile charity appearance came in 1985 when he opened the US transmission of Live Aid from Philadelphia. In June of the next year, Adams participated in the two-week Amnesty International "A Conspiracy of Hope" tour alongside Sting, U2 and Peter Gabriel. In 1986, Adams performed at The Prince's Trust All-Star Rock Concert in Wembley Arena to celebrate first 10 years of the Trust and again in June 1987 at the 5th Annual Prince's Trust Rock Gala along with Elton John, George Harrison, Ringo Starr and others. The following year Adams performed at the Nelson Mandela birthday party concert at Wembley Stadium.

Adams helped commemorate the fall of the Berlin Wall when, in 1990, he joined many other guests (including his songwriting partner Michael Kamen) for Roger Waters' massive performance of The Wall in Berlin, Germany. He performed the Pink Floyd songs "What Shall We Do Now?" and "Young Lust" during the performance of The Wall, and then joined Waters, Joni Mitchell, Cyndi Lauper, Van Morrison, Paul Carrack and others to perform Waters' "The Tide Is Turning" to close the concert.

On 29 January 2005, Adams joined the CBC benefit concert in Toronto for victims of the 2004 Indian Ocean earthquake. Twenty years after performing at Live Aid in the USA, Adams played at Canada's Live 8 show in Barrie, Ontario. Later that year, he performed in Qatar and raised UK£1.5M (US$2,617,000) from the concert. He also auctioned a white Fender Stratocaster guitar signed by many of the world's prominent guitarists. The guitar raised a total of US$3.7 million for charity and thus set a record as the world's costliest guitar. The money went to Qatar's "Reach Out to Asia" campaign to help the underprivileged across the continent. Money raised also went to some of his own projects like rebuilding a school in Thailand and building a new sports center in Sri Lanka, both of which had been devastated by the Indian Ocean tsunami.

On 25 May 2005, Adams raised £1.3M with cousin Johnny Armitage, from a concert and auction entitled Rock by the River for the Royal Marsden Hospital in London. On 15 May 2006, Adams returned to London to attend the Hope Foundation's event (hosted by designer Bella Freud), helping to raise a portion of the £250,000 to support the Palestinian refugee children. The following June, he offered individuals from the public the chance to bid to sing with him live in concert at three different charity auctions in London. Over £50,000 was raised with money going to the NSPCC, Children in Need, and the University College Hospital. On 28 February 2008 he appeared in One Night Live at the Air Canada Centre in Toronto, Ontario, Canada with Josh Groban, Sarah McLachlan, Jann Arden and RyanDan in aid of the Sunnybrook Hospital Women and Babies Program.
Bravo to artists that are creating long-form songs beyond 3:00 mins! Yes, there are enough people with attention spans that can appreciate long compositions when done well... like this one!
 gmichaelt wrote:

I did a little reconnoitering. Mercifully, neither Bryan Adams nor Nickelback are to be found in the db - which is found under "Music/Artists" above. The title explains much. Whew! Some CanCon I can't.

 
"Some CanCon I can't."     

Hilarious!  I totally agree with the sentiment.  
Here we are again.. perhaps I'll comment every time I hear this song on RP :P. Thanks Bill!
 hayduke2 wrote:
ghost of Pete Seegar in a way  (sorry)

 
This doesn't seem to have as much energy or urgency as Pete Seeger usually had.
When this album came out I had this song on repeat for weeks... still not sick of it!
How can something sound so "retro" and "new" at once?


                     David Hartley - bass                           Adam Granduciel                         Charlie Hall - drums
           


                     David Hartley - bass                                  Adam Granduciel                                Charlie Hall - drums
           
ghost of Pete Seegar in a way  (sorry)