[ ]      [ ]   [ ]
The Durutti Column — Requiem For Mother
Album: The Best of The Durutti Column
Avg rating:
7.3

Your rating:
Total ratings: 763









Released: 2003
Length: 4:15
Plays (last 30 days): 1
My brother's spirit came to me when I was weak
He said, "My dear Mother, lay down to sleep
Lay down, dear Mother, lay down and rest your tired head
I know you're just sleeping, I know you are blessed"

Lay down, dear Mother, lay down and rest your head
I know you're sleeping, I know you are blessed

I know, my dear Mother, just let yourself down to sleep
for I'll miss you now 'til so many tears while I weep
To lay down, dear Mother, lay down and rest your tired head
I know you're just sleeping, I know you are blessed

I know, dear Mother, you lay yourself down to sleep
and I'll miss you now 'til so many tears while I weep
Comments (108)add comment
Much better than the previous New Basement Tapes singing Kansas City.  That was awful.  This is music.
Beautiful music and meaningful lyrics, I think this song is about as sincere as music gets. Songs like these help get over the trauma of losing your mother. 

Here's my other favourite "mother" song called "Never far Behind" by Texan troubadour Ryan Bingham

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YQmU1fN6ZJw

Ryan Bingham sings about his late mother who was alcoholic and committed suicide when he was only a boy. I tried to get this song onto RP playlist but alas too little support, but were it a trumpet version of stairway to heaven then maybe it would be on rotation
I like Durutti Column, but this is too smaltzy for my taste. {#Naughty}

I can't help but thinking of all those millions of children who were abused and mistreated by their mothers, or abandoned.

Not EVERY child is loved by its mother. {#Sorry}

 
I think he's saying:

"and I'll miss you now, so many tears will I weep"
Amazing Requiem's clips: https://www.shazam.com/track/11252278/requiem-for-my-mother
And lyrics is correct, Mr. Contaminator(https://www.songtexte.com/songtext/the-durutti-column/requiem-for-my-mother-4bdfd376.html)
 unclehud wrote:

Hard to believe there's something NOT on the internet, but I couldn't find the lyrics either.

 
Great song. Still no lyrics on the net, so I tried as best as I could. Maybe someone could improve them. Here goes (italic parts are the ones I'm not quite sure of):

My brother's spirit came to me when I was weak
He said, "My dear Mother, lay down to sleep
Lay down, dear Mother, lay down and rest your tired head
I know you're just sleeping, I know you are blessed"

Lay down, dear Mother, lay down and rest your head
I know you're sleeping, I know you are blessed

I know, my dear Mother, just let yourself down to sleep
for I'll miss you now to so many tears while I weep
To lay down, dear Mother, lay down and rest your tired head
I know you're just sleeping, I know you are blessed

I know, dear Mother, you lay yourself down to sleep
and I'll miss you now to so many tears while I weep
Wow.....graag tubes
 
The guitars remind me of something the Yardbirds did....still I'm sad
Didn't think something so sad could be so beautiful......
 BBoyes wrote:
This whole album is exceptional.

 
Absolutely. Some very fine work.
 foothillfreak wrote:
Wow, it's amazing songs like this that make me click the "support rp" button...
 
Thank you for reminding me...

absolutely brilliant...  love it...
 
 lexica wrote:
The lyrics don't seem to be available anywhere online (or maybe my Googlefu is failing badly). Anybody got them?
 
Hard to believe there's something NOT on the internet, but I couldn't find the lyrics either.
This whole album is exceptional. Great music for driving across the western US desert.
Vini Reilly's guitar and lyrics are mesmerising, a right golden nugget of a track - nice find RP. Reminds me a bit of some of Roy Harper's hypnotic guitar work I heard him play live in the 80s.

By complete and total coincidence because I didn't know what either movie was actually about, I happened to watch “Control” and “24 Hour People" in the same week, it was quite the bookends of Manchester music quinky dink. I loved the last scene in "24 Hour People" where “God”(Steve Coogan) talking to Tony Wilson(Steve Coogan):

God:“…it was a pity you didn’t sign The Smiths, but you were right about Mick Hucknall his music is rubbish and he’s a ginger…” (took some research but I laughed even more!!!) God:“Vini Riley by the way, is way over due for a revival. You might think about a greatest hits… it’s good music to chill-out to.” Tony: “Yeah you’re right.” God: “I usually am…” {#Notworthy}{#Roflol}




Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...

 
Very nice!  Can't believe I've never head it before.  Move this into heavier rotation Bill.


I don't know why I didn't rate this before...  this is awesome...


I love that Durutti guitar. So distinctive.

The lyrics don't seem to be available anywhere online (or maybe my Googlefu is failing badly). Anybody got them?

 warderblu wrote:
Vini Reilly is really talented. Thanks for playing. He wrote most of the music for Morrissey's first solo album "Viva Hate" which is brilliant.
 



Got all echo-ey in here all the sudden
 Limpopoking wrote:
me likey
 
me too!

me likey
 westslope wrote:
Nice guitar.   Beautiful ode.  Another unpreviously unknown performer.
 
The sounds he knocks out are like those of Gerry Leonard, who can be heard on one or two Jonatha Brooke CDs, among many, many other places. He also has a solo CD out.

Check out his rig at spookyghost.com.

The Best of.... never heard of them... or is the cover a joke.
 Darlington wrote:


Its good but it can be hard to find as I don't think its in print any longer....
 
You can buy it from Amazon or from https://www.townsend-records.co.uk/artist.php?artist=Durutti+Column
The Best Of is a good CD (not the tracks I would have picked for a Best Of, but that's the nature of the beast I suppose) and the CD it originally comes from Someone Else's Party is excellent - especially the track "Goodbye" which, for me, is even more effecting than "Requiem".

Strong song about something that has or will happen to us all
 bindi wrote:
Wow! Great stuff from a guy/band that I have never heard of before (thanks for the intro, Bill)

Does anyone know how the rest of the CD is? I want to hear this again - now!
 

Its good but it can be hard to find as I don't think its in print any longer....
Speaking from a point of ignorance on many levels here, but this guy's voice and vibe remind me of Syd Barrett. Which is a good thing.

edit
And props to ryuujin23 — Psychic TV kicks ass

Nice guitar.   Beautiful ode.  Another unpreviously unknown performer.
 rickhoran wrote:
are iggy pop and vini reilly brothers? {#Roflol}

 

{#Lol}     Thanks for playing a fave this morning!
Okay, my comment about the guy on the cover will not be as funny as some of the others below, but:
Eeeeeeew!
For a second there, I thought I was listening to a Psychic TV song I never heard of. Turned out to be a Durutti Column song I never heard before. {#Mrgreen}

Looks like I'm going to have to blow a paycheck at Amazon to catch up on all the music I have been exposed to here on RP.

are iggy pop and vini reilly brothers? {#Roflol}

Wow! Great stuff from a guy/band that I have never heard of before (thanks for the intro, Bill) Does anyone know how the rest of the CD is? I want to hear this again - now!
Absolutely lovely, haunting. Thanks for playing, please play again soon.
i used to listen to RP everyday,had it on while tooling around on blah blah and sandwiches one day, this, this song came on, the swirly sound hitting the back of my mind, then, the lyrics amidst all that hurting music, his voice so monochromatic, oh my and wow. IT HIT me. i heard it, i knew his loss, my own mother not long gone, my friend, my pal, my mother, the one who always bleeved in me, loved me, unconditionally, no matter what be, and i , i cared for her, did what i could do, my father had already died, some how, as a stranger in this strange land, she made new fronds, built a new life, but i, 2000 miles away, with children by then, her love for them me us, the tug was too strong, she stooped, she moved to an even greater stange plonet, she joined us, immersed with the gilrs, and then, once again, that wicked word, C, she was leaving and then she left. oh f, oh yow, oh why oh how, mother il love you, i hear this song and i know, he knows. a few years later, a frond writes to me ongoingly, 1st of the news of her mothers cancer, then the stages, i carefully dished out my love and expericnced acknowledgement for each part of her own experiecne. then when the inevitable became real, i waited some time and then sent her this song. others i have known, who know, i often wish to send them this song, but hold back with caution, for it really does ripp the heart and the soul wide wide wide open, i cry and i cry and i cry and i will forever miss my frond, my m other and i thank him for the courage and vision to tuirn his pain into this agonizing gift to the rest of the rest of us alllll. eventually we do all (unless we leave 1st) this loss, this great great loss. write me: wayne@wayneleal.com thank you
Bless you.Laurelia wrote:
Thanks for playing this, on my late mother's birthday, even if it did make me cry. Beautiful song.
fretman wrote:
Not that all music has to be happy or upbeat, but this stuff is music to inhale exhaust fumes by, or just maybe leave the oven gas on to. Yeah, its trying for that world-beat thing with the choro guitar style run through a chorus and 6/8 time signature, which are becoming hackneyed cliches of Narada or Windham Hill newage/world music, but it does not convey genuineness or sincerity. Thus, it will be relegated to my musical circular file. Nice try, Mr. Column.
really. I'm switching to one of the excellent CDs I bought because I heard it on RP.
I bought this one the first time I heard it here on RP..Such profound lyrics and beautiful strings.
horstman wrote:
I don't know there Tex, I'd rather be a scrawny ass little fuck than the multitude of fat bastards crawlin all over the US in their SUVs eating up everything in sight (gas, food, real estate, air). :flamed:
YES!!! :high-five: :roflol: :lol: :roflol: :clap: :high-five:
foothillfreak wrote:
Wow, it's amazing songs like this that make me click the "support rp" button...
Wow, I bet Bill loves to hear that Love this song too!
Wow, it's amazing songs like this that make me click the "support rp" button...
Haunting, distictive, great guitar, can't help but love it.
brokemusician wrote:
This is what Celine Dion will look like when she is seventy. . . naked. :sick:
...or how Iggy Pop might look if he went on a diet.
horstman wrote:
I don't know there Tex, I'd rather be a scrawny ass little fuck than the multitude of fat bastards crawlin all over the US in their SUVs eating up everything in sight (gas, food, real estate, air). :flamed:
:lol: :clap:
Not that all music has to be happy or upbeat, but this stuff is music to inhale exhaust fumes by, or just maybe leave the oven gas on to. Yeah, its trying for that world-beat thing with the choro guitar style run through a chorus and 6/8 time signature, which are becoming hackneyed cliches of Narada or Windham Hill newage/world music, but it does not convey genuineness or sincerity. Thus, it will be relegated to my musical circular file. Nice try, Mr. Column.
You say "Doo-rooty", I say "Duh-rutty", let's call the whole thing off... :eh:
This is a really depressing set. I'm going to go romp in the snow for awhile.
Somebody slit my wrists now! :skull:
SigmaBetaTooth wrote:
Rating quickly moved to an acceptable to a sucko barfo after seeing Mr. Scrawny Arse on the cover :puke:
I don't know there Tex, I'd rather be a scrawny ass little fuck than the multitude of fat bastards crawlin all over the US in their SUVs eating up everything in sight (gas, food, real estate, air). :flamed:
Beautiful guitar...
brokemusician wrote:
This is what Celine Dion will look like when she is seventy. . . naked. :sick:
i lost my mother in october and this song is so beautiful and reflective. i was blinking back tears - when i read this comment - and laughed so hard i blew tea through my nose. mom would have wanted it that way. thanks brokemusician.
SigmaBetaTooth wrote:
Rating quickly moved to an acceptable to a sucko barfo after seeing Mr. Scrawny Arse on the cover :puke:
This is one of the least intelligent comments I've seen on RP. I'm happy to disagree with musical tastes, but what does this have to do with the song? We're not rating the cover art here...
Haunting...both the song and the cover!
physicsgenius wrote:
Pink Floyd you ain't.
non sequitor AND beside the point
physicsgenius wrote:
Pink Floyd you ain't.
nobody is. except pink floyd
Pink Floyd you ain't.
it's been years since i have heard DC. i have one of their lp's and haven't played it for years. :biggrin:
I knew it was DC as soon as I heard the opening notes. I have been a fan of Vini Reilly ever since I found a cassette of Live in New York in a cutout bin at the record store where I worked. Amazing guitarist. The new album (Keep Breathing) is quite good, too. Cody
mizgeee wrote:
I love this song..but...let's hear some more from these guys! so far this is the only song I've heard on RP by them
... This is in fact the only song in RP's library ... Pity, I love them too? ... :cry: ...
mizgeee wrote:
I love this song..but...let's hear some more from these guys! so far this is the only song I've heard on RP by them
I've uploaded a few but they've been "sorry"'d. :neutral:
I love this song..but...let's hear some more from these guys! so far this is the only song I've heard on RP by them
"Mr. Scrawny Arse" has struggled with health issues for years, I'm sure he'd appreciate your touching comment. He could look like a bulldog licking pee off a thistle for all I care, the man's a bone fide genius.
Thanks for playing this, on my late mother's birthday, even if it did make me cry. Beautiful song.
brokemusician wrote:
This is what Celine Dion will look like when she is seventy. . . naked. :sick:
So you're saying she'll look about the same then?
brokemusician wrote:
This is what Celine Dion will look like when she is seventy. . . naked. :sick:
You are correct. And what a scary thought that is. :stop: Humor aside, the song is amazing.
This is what Celine Dion will look like when she is seventy. . . naked. :sick:
Thanks Bill, for playing this tune! I've wanted to get into the music of The Durutti Column for a long time. Mindblowing music!
netsrik wrote:
His hair and scrawniness has absolutely NOTHING to do with his music. Did you happen to listen to the sound of his guitar? If this isn't talent I don't know what is.
I agree....he's very talented! :yes: This is an excellent tune. Who cares about his appearance. That was sarcasm before. :)
am wrote:
Such an insightful/deep comment. Wow...thanks!
His hair and scrawniness has absolutely NOTHING to do with his music. Did you happen to listen to the sound of his guitar? If this isn't talent I don't know what is.
SigmaBetaTooth wrote:
Rating quickly moved to an acceptable to a sucko barfo after seeing Mr. Scrawny Arse on the cover :puke:
Such an insightful/deep comment. Wow...thanks! :rolleyes: :naughty:
SigmaBetaTooth wrote:
Rating quickly moved to an acceptable to a sucko barfo after seeing Mr. Scrawny Arse on the cover :puke:
never mind that hair - what's he on?
Rating quickly moved to an acceptable to a sucko barfo after seeing Mr. Scrawny Arse on the cover :puke:
spaceman wrote:
The name doesn't have anything to do with dirt (although the historical Durutti Column was propably more than a little dirty after their march ;) ). The band is named themselves after Buenaventura Durutti, who fought against the fascists in the Spanish Civil War.
Thanks for the info and the link. Knowing it adds a bit to their music...even if it's just in my mind.
yashpheh wrote:
Heeeey.... I like this. And I never heard of The Durutti Column. Thanks RP!
Factory Records ... New Order, Gang of Four, Durutti Column etc.
yashpheh wrote:
Heeeey.... I like this. And I never heard of The Durutti Column. Thanks RP!
ditto, nice start to the evening.
Heeeey.... I like this. And I never heard of The Durutti Column. Thanks RP!
spaceman wrote:
The name doesn't have anything to do with dirt (although the historical Durutti Column was propably more than a little dirty after their march ;) ). The band is named themselves after Buenaventura Durutti, who fought against the fascists in the Spanish Civil War.
I've been educated. Thanks. :D
heeb wrote:
Bill, you always call them "Durooooty Column". But shouldn't their name be pronounced as "Dirty Column"?
The name doesn't have anything to do with dirt (although the historical Durutti Column was propably more than a little dirty after their march ;) ). The band is named themselves after Buenaventura Durutti, who fought against the fascists in the Spanish Civil War.
Good. It sounds like Sting's 'Burn for You' . . .
MikeHunt666 wrote:
For christ's sake - someone feed that guy!
OMG !!! He makes Iggy look fat!
For christ's sake - someone feed that guy!
Haven't heard Durutti Column in ages...thanks!
Bill, you always call them "Durooooty Column". But shouldn't their name be pronounced as "Dirty Column"? Not that this is in any way important ... :jump: Heeb.
g1lgam3sh wrote:
Ah, John Martyn and the column..Duruttii Column....you may not have heard of them but damn they're good. Many Manchester and elsewhere nights they infiltrated indeed. :motor: :guitarist: :cowboy: :drummer: :D
Quite, very well put ....
Ah, John Martyn and the column..Duruttii Column....you may not have heard of them but damn they're good. Many Manchester and elsewhere nights they infiltrated indeed. :motor: :guitarist: :cowboy: :drummer: :D
Nobody sounds quite like Durutti Column. Bravo Bill.
Pyro wrote:
Another band I would never have heard if it weren't for RP. Bill rocks!
:nodhead: indeed! did I hear a hint of Didgeridoo?
It's a beautiful song. Thank you, RP; without you I probably never would have heard it.
I was terrified that this was U2's "Discotheque" at first. Whew!
Vini Reilly is really talented. Thanks for playing. He wrote most of the music for Morrissey's first solo album "Viva Hate" which is brilliant.
Another band I would never have heard if it weren't for RP. Bill rocks!
I just found out that my best friend's mom died yesterday, then this song comes on... My Dad died a year ago yesterday. This song brought me to my knees.
This definetly evokes the emotions...
This is quite good.
ANNE_MARIE wrote:
haunting...i like it.
ditto
haunting...i like it.
Tux wrote:
This seems to be something we both like :)
Three, and counting.
RichardPrins wrote:
8)
This seems to be something we both like :)
What...? Is that Iggy Pop on the cover shot, or what? Cool tune, a 7.
a new yummy one...just bought it from iTunes...wow... A quote from one review site: "Somehow being sad always suited this fellow."
8)
Never heard of them, but I really like it.
I love the Durutti Column. Please play more. I would have rated this a 10, but I really think that Vini Reilly's best work is non-vocal. And while we're at it, I also recommend seeing the move 24 Hour Party People. Vini Reilly/The Durutti Column are a minor character in it.
Yes yes yes! Durutti Column. Not familiar with this song, but love some of their other stuff. RP, you couldn't have answered my needs better at this moment.