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Oi Va Voi — Waiting
Album: Travelling the Face of the Globe
Avg rating:
7

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Total ratings: 631









Released: 2009
Length: 4:07
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Whenever I remember you and I
So many years since you were by my side
And still my thoughts you occupy
And still your face is frozen in my mind

It's hard to win, easy to lose
We play a game we cannot choose
As steady as a rocking horse, as subtle as a bruise

I could've been the one still with you but something in the way
Brought our private universe into the cold light of day
Just when I have forgotten you that's when the longing starts
Nostalgia seeps into my head and I realize that I've been

Waiting for all these years
Waiting for all these years

Whenever I'm alone in troubled times
My silent screams, my innocence, my crimes
I wish that you were still here by my side
Without you here the darkness magnifies

It's hard to win, easy to lose
It's a lovely game we cannot choose
As steady as a rocking horse, as subtle as a bruise

Waiting for all these years
Waiting for all these years

I could've been the one to love you but something interfered
Took away the innocence and our world just disappeared
Just when I think I'm over you something unlocks the past
Memories pour into my brain and then the longing starts

Waiting for all these years
Waiting for all these years
We've just been
Waiting for all these years
Waiting for all these years
Comments (46)add comment
Love, love, LOVE their Laughter Through Tears album, especially the oft-played Refugee!
Bridgette Amofah, wow...what a fabulous voice! One of my favorites... I love the way they put the strings to accompany it. Lovely song!
This girl sings!
Fabulous.  Thanks RP.
One of my favorite albums ever. Dusty Road is another fantastic track, but Bill clearly knows that already ;).
ditto.  loving this!
Fan-flippin-tastic.  Love this track. 
I love this. WHy have I never hear dit before? Instant fave.
This always makes me think of the intro to Six Feet Under...
How come I haven't rated this masterpiece?
Plucking brilliant! :o)

ahh, the Klezmasters. . . 
 
 C019740 wrote:
I've been traveling the face of the globe trying to hide from this song!
 

You cannot hide, it will find you!{#Umbrella}
Oh dear! Klezmer engrafted rock. Oh dear! I likes it.
I like this, especially that plucky instrument. Is that a Harp?
i thought it was Ricki Lee Jones.  how much I know.
 C019740 wrote:
I've been traveling the face of the globe trying to hide from this song!
 
Don't listen to music on the internet. That should substantially cut down on your exposure.


Ironically, for someone who listens to RP 7 hours a day, I often take a while to warm up to songs.  This one has definitely grown on me. 

 
lumberjack wrote:
Good song, but played far too often!
 

Sometimes when I hear this kind of plucking it sounds forced or cruel, as if the instruments are in danger.  There's none of that here.  They're just tickling them, it sounds to me.  Enchanting.
I've been traveling the face of the globe trying to hide from this song!
Good song, but played far too often!
Nice album cover.
Very nice!
Beautiful!
I like this, but for me it was Sophie Solomon who did it for me.
 wintergaard wrote:
Is it just me, or does that plucking sound remind anyone else of the music from Six Feet Under?   Doesn't mean I don't like this song (I do!), but it just puts another level on it to me while I listen. 

 
I was thinking that or the Dexter intro.


Nice. {#Clap}


Is it just me, or does that plucking sound remind anyone else of the music from Six Feet Under?   Doesn't mean I don't like this song (I do!), but it just puts another level on it to me while I listen. 

This is actually starting to grow on me so I just up-rated it a bit :)
I'm really liking these guys.  Their style has improved a bit recently to be, I think, a bit less "Klezmer-ish."  I've never been really crazy about the screechy clarinet in Klezmer but that's the genre's schtick!  The band's newer stuff is much more creative and varied - but still keeping to their roots.
Oy vey!
I LOVE this PLUCKING song! Really.
I like Sophie Solomon who used to be in this group but I just can't get into this so much.
 tlasher wrote:
Real nice song.  Is the artist French?
 
 
British.

With strong Klezmer roots - hence the European folk sound.

 ch83575 wrote:
 andiman wrote:
One of the best CD's in this year so far. Every song fantastic!! {#High-five}

 
It is a great album, but I am beginning to feel that every third song we hear is oi va voi.  It's too much.  Each song may follow the standard RP formula for play-time, but since the whole album got dumped into heavy rotation at the same time - and considering that the songs all sound simmilar - considering the album as a whole, it is easily the heaviest heavy rotation I have heard on RP for years.
 
Reality Check - The album has 12 songs on it and RP has 4 in the library, so it's a falsehood to say that the whole album got dumped into heavy rotation. Also, you must not have been listening very long to RP if you think this is heavy rotation - Doves, Neko Case and Porcupine Tree come to mind.

 andiman wrote:
One of the best CD's in this year so far. Every song fantastic!! {#High-five}

 
It is a great album, but I am beginning to feel that every third song we hear is oi va voi.  It's too much.  Each song may follow the standard RP formula for play-time, but since the whole album got dumped into heavy rotation at the same time - and considering that the songs all sound simmilar - considering the album as a whole, it is easily the heaviest heavy rotation I have heard on RP for years.


One of the best CD's in this year so far. Every song fantastic!! {#High-five}
Nice..............................................
 mandolin wrote:
...there's an odd juxtaposition of tone between different oi va voi tracks...
 
No kidding. This is the first Oi Va Voi tune that I haven't found painful to hear.

You can really feel KT Tunstall's style in this (she used to be in this band).
at first I wasn't sure...this song one me over, play more!{#Daisy}
Oie Vay...
Real nice song.  Is the artist French?
 lawman wrote:
(Oohh! Me first?!)  (No - beaten to the draw: Hi Mandolin)
An inspired use of pizzicato: mesmerising, insistent .. underpinning a great song, beautifully sung.

 
 Nice description, thundering agreement from me.
(Oohh! Me first?!)  (No - beaten to the draw: Hi Mandolin)
An inspired use of pizzicato: mesmerising, insistent .. underpinning a great song, beautifully sung.

...there's an odd juxtaposition of tone between different oi va voi tracks...