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viewfinder509325
Posted: Feb 09, 2018 10:21
 

I'm glad it seems like enough people aren't tired of hearing this song - yes it's melancholy, but it's a great song....
jagla
(Duvall, WA)
Posted: Feb 09, 2018 10:17
 

 . . . and for people you might know fighting depression . . . resonates on a different level.
expatlar
Posted: Jan 17, 2018 12:40
 

I'm not this guy's biggest fan, but this song always makes me look out the window and wish it was raining. I mean that in a good way. Oh the irony.
deepwoodskev
(Somewhere West of Chicago)
Posted: Jan 17, 2018 12:38
 

Breathe Here Now
1wolfy
(Mission Viejo California)
Posted: Jan 17, 2018 12:38
 

 {#Wink} me as well.  makes me think on those I'd like to spend the moment with {#Meditate} fatcatjb wrote:
all controversy aside, I really love this song 

 

iamhearingu
Posted: Jan 12, 2018 5:13
 

"Don't let <breath> your mind get <breath> weary <breath>..."
Dude breathes too much, and it <breath> kind of spoils <breath> it for me.
TerryS
(Another SW)
Posted: Oct 25, 2017 19:09
 

Jim Croce on PSD or Ray L here? I be gone.
Orodrigues
(Resende (RJ), Brazil)
Posted: Oct 20, 2017 9:02
 

If I needed someone to help me writing a song, I'd call The Beatles.
musikluvr
(Colorado, at the foot of Pikes Peak)
Posted: Oct 05, 2017 15:10
 

 chinaski wrote:
No matter when or where I hear this song in my minds eye I have a panoramic view upon a north country November landscape, the trees are barren and the fields dormant under a slate gray sky while a damp chill accompanies a light misty rain.

 It'd be nice if she were here now. 

 
I think you nailed the mood of this song!
fatcatjb
(Sunny Sacramento)
Posted: Jun 19, 2017 20:08
 

all controversy aside, I really love this song 
loosedrag
Posted: May 25, 2017 20:27
 

 chinaski wrote:
No matter when or where I hear this song in my minds eye I have a panoramic view upon a north country November landscape, the trees are barren and the fields dormant under a slate gray sky while a damp chill accompanies a light misty rain.

 It'd be nice if she were here now. 

 

Nice imagery. 
TerryS
(Another SW)
Posted: May 25, 2017 20:24
 

TTfN.
chinaski
(Dallas, Texas)
Posted: May 20, 2017 9:47
 

No matter when or where I hear this song in my minds eye I have a panoramic view upon a north country November landscape, the trees are barren and the fields dormant under a slate gray sky while a damp chill accompanies a light misty rain.

 It'd be nice if she were here now. 
unclehud
(Hallelujah! Back in the ATL suburbs!)
Posted: Apr 25, 2017 8:16
 

 unclehud wrote:
One of my sons gave me this two/three years ago.  Listened to it a few times, then stopped, because it was too depressing.  Today, with earbuds, walking around the waterfront under the clouds, this song was powerful.  

Won't rate it, because I realize today was 'set and setting' rather than a genuine assessment of the song.  
 
Almost four years later.  This time with good headphones.  The music is more powerful than his (whiny) voice, and I am — once again — transported.

Live in the moment: Be Here Now. 
dw
(PHill, CA)
Posted: Apr 16, 2017 20:08
 

Never get tired of hearing this.
 
moodfood
(In a galaxy far far away)
Posted: Mar 25, 2017 19:18
 

  I just get lost in this and forget where I was at and what was I doing anyway?  {#Eh}
hagz21
(somewhere between here and there)
Posted: Mar 05, 2017 14:44
 

I guess sometimes people just want/need to feel sad.
BBoyes
(Utah: Gateway to Nevada)
Posted: Feb 17, 2017 16:15
 

"Don't put your trust in walls; they will only crush you when you fall"
michael46
Posted: Dec 18, 2016 3:06
 

 Shesdifferent wrote:
While I enjoy this song from time to time, it seems that everytime I listen to RP, its playing!! Overplayed indeed.

 

I agree!!!

I can't stand it anymore.
DanielHLloyd
Posted: Dec 12, 2016 7:12
 

Sheer beauty.
Proclivities
(Paris of the Piedmont)
Posted: Dec 03, 2016 12:12
 

 simonebor wrote:
 Grantchester Meadows' floyd song .... the same guitar tab

 
It sounds very similar, but the two songs have entirely different melodies and progressions.  In other words: it is not the "same guitar tab" at all, but facts don't seem to matter any more anyhow.
jam
Shesdifferent
(Just visiting this planet)
Posted: Apr 26, 2016 16:23
 

While I enjoy this song from time to time, it seems that everytime I listen to RP, its playing!! Overplayed indeed.
SECA_Alan
(Southern UK)
Posted: Mar 03, 2016 9:18
 

This is a most excellent album all the way through. Always a pleasure to hear Ray, whether he is belting or whispering. 
h8rhater
Posted: Jan 27, 2016 10:54
 

 Kaw wrote:

I love that he is sounding a bit like Nick Drake. Good music.

But I wish Bill would make a rule that you are not allowed to say "It's bad because it sounds like a rip off from X"
I have seen so many bad comparissions:
- Muse / Radiohead (Just because they both hava a falcetto)
- Tame Impala / The Beatles (Because they both make trippy music
- Ray / Nick (Because they both used a certain style involving strings and piano) 
- Fink / Led or Pink Floyd (Because of?)

Let's just enjoy music in 2016. 

 
YES!!
bluematrix
(confluence of mississippi and missouri rivers)
Posted: Jan 22, 2016 12:19
 

 rob_m wrote:
Here and now...at least for a few brief moments.

 
Yea, me too.
4merdj
(donde el viento se devuelve)
Posted: Jan 11, 2016 19:11
 

Be still
and know
that I AM
Love

1/0 Love! 
DavidFromHouston
(A Burning Ring of Fire)
Posted: Jan 06, 2016 5:36
 

Certainly anything played after a reggae cover of Radiohead would sound nice, but who would have thought it would be one of my favorite songs ever.
Kaw
(Just above sea level)
Posted: Dec 29, 2015 0:00
 

 Lemonhead wrote:
Trying to sound like Nick Drake.
Nobody must do that.{#Frustrated} 
 
I love that he is sounding a bit like Nick Drake. Good music.

But I wish Bill would make a rule that you are not allowed to say "It's bad because it sounds like a rip off from X"
I have seen so many bad comparissions:
- Muse / Radiohead (Just because they both hava a falcetto)
- Tame Impala / The Beatles (Because they both make trippy music
- Ray / Nick (Because they both used a certain style involving strings and piano) 
- Fink / Led or Pink Floyd (Because of?)

Let's just enjoy music in 2016. 
rob_m
Posted: Dec 25, 2015 12:30
 

Here and now...at least for a few brief moments.
jazzbo
(New York in between travels)
Posted: Dec 05, 2015 20:18
 

What a great way to take off from "If I needed someone" ! Ethereal 
fatcatjb
(Sunny Sacramento)
Posted: Dec 05, 2015 20:17
 

 OceanBlue wrote:
That descending piano glows right through me like taking a deep breath after you've been working for hours at your desk forgetting to breathe...

 
so true OceanBlue
MoragaJoe
(Moraga, CA)
Posted: Nov 29, 2015 22:05
 

Haunting!  Great.
jhorton
(Trailer Park on Cape Cod)
Posted: Nov 25, 2015 15:56
 

 Lemonhead wrote:
Trying to sound like Nick Drake.
Nobody must do that.{#Frustrated} 
 
New nominee for the most ignorant comment EVER posted on RP?
 
CHuLoYo
(Galicia, Spain)
Posted: Nov 10, 2015 3:15
 

 krichard72 wrote:
The string arrangements are lovely.

 
Agreed to that and to the soft piano in the background 
Proclivities
(Paris of the Piedmont)
Posted: Nov 04, 2015 13:21
 

 Sasha2001 wrote:
This is the only song Lester Bangs liked off this album, which could be used as an argument for or against Zep's greatness.
 
Huh? 
daaave
(Vancouver)
Posted: Nov 04, 2015 13:15
 

Haunting. 
RabbitEars
Posted: Oct 27, 2015 9:23
 

hempmandan wrote:
Be Here Now - Ram Dass
 
 

 {#Sunny}

if in a year this song still affects me the way it does now, 9>10. but that for then, this for now.
krichard72
Posted: Oct 27, 2015 9:23
 

The string arrangements are lovely.
FlatCat
(Chicago)
Posted: Aug 02, 2015 13:43
 

 BonzoWiltsUK wrote:
Dreadful and distracting breathing!
 
Yes, it's a shame, because it's a beautiful song otherwise. For me, thought, the breathing makes it an instant cringe. PSD to the rescue.
Steely_D
(Biscayne Bay, where the Cuban gentlemen sleep all day)
Posted: Aug 02, 2015 13:42
 

 Huwie wrote:
This is a ripoff of a Beatles song that I can't place! Annoying
 
Harrison - If I Needed Someone


drewd
(In an office by the bay without a window)
Posted: Jul 27, 2015 15:22
 

This is the perfect song for de-stressing on a Monday evening. Cheers!
Huwie
Posted: Jul 25, 2015 8:53
 

This is a ripoff of a Beatles song that I can't place! Annoying
NoEnzLefttoSplit
Posted: Jul 23, 2015 9:54
 

been listening to this for years here now and finally bumped up my rating to 10. 
Not sure if that says more about me or the song.  
MsfStl
(Clayton (2028 miles east of Paradise), MO)
Posted: Jul 23, 2015 9:33
 

 trevc wrote:
 Don't get that at all.

 
I do, but I don't have an issue with it, as I think this is a very good song, that catches me whenever it is played, especially when I am working. Definitely adding this to my Sunday morning mix at home, along with many of the Nick Drake songs already on that mix.

{#Devil_pimp} 
OceanBlue
(71%)
Posted: Jul 23, 2015 9:30
 

That descending piano glows right through me like taking a deep breath after you've been working for hours at your desk forgetting to breathe...
hempmandan
(Menlo Park, CA)
Posted: Jul 07, 2015 22:49
 

Be Here Now - Ram Dass
 
MojoJojo
(Indianapolis, IN USA)
Posted: Jul 02, 2015 9:41
 

Only since listening to this song with headphones did I notice voices in the background. Anyone know what is being said?

(No it's not the voices in my head. Those are different and I know what they are saying.)
DanFHiggins
(Mid Maryland)
Posted: Jun 17, 2015 5:24
 

Beautiful
trevc
Posted: Jun 17, 2015 5:23
 

 Lemonhead wrote:
Trying to sound like Nick Drake.
Nobody must do that.{#Frustrated} 
  Don't get that at all.


Lemonhead
(UK)
Posted: May 31, 2015 23:12
 

Trying to sound like Nick Drake.
Nobody must do that.{#Frustrated}