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Broken Social Scene — World Sick
Album: Forgiveness Rock Record
Avg rating:
6.7

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Total ratings: 1054









Released: 2010
Length: 6:42
Plays (last 30 days): 1
We got a minefield of crippled affection
All for the borrowed mirror connection
That's why I'm leaving this spoken detention
I'm a romance addict so that I can confess that

I get world sick every time I take a stand
Well, I get world sick, my love is for my man

We got a lady who's wanting to dance
Men with the maybe looking for endings

And I get world sick every time I take a stand
Yeah, I get world sick, my love is for my man

I'm sick of the self-love, losing the "bless me"
The exit the roof of the rule of what we'll be
And all the destroyers that never wore dresses
They live for the older, well I'll confess this

I get world sick every time I take a stand
Yeah, I get world sick, my love is for my man
I get world sick every time I take a stand
Yeah, I get world sick, my love is for my man
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 kingart wrote:


That must surely be an ironic reply. Please tell me you're trying to echo George Carlin or someone. 
 
Yeah, George Carlin, or one of those guys.

 Proclivities wrote:


These guys write in their native language of Canadian, so it's kind of hard to get a direct translation sometimes.
 

That must surely be an ironic reply. Please tell me you're trying to echo George Carlin or someone. 
 kingart wrote:
I love the music. 
I make very little sense of those lyrics. Translation, please.
 

 
I am going to argue that the lyrics are incorrect in a few key spots. The song is about gay love. The singer expresses his anger about his orientation not being accepted by society. The correct lyrics would probably make it clear. 
 kingart wrote:
I love the music. 
I make very little sense of those lyrics. Translation, please.
 
 

These guys write in their native language of Canadian, so it's kind of hard to get a direct translation sometimes.
BSS almost always puts me in a good mood! {#Roflol}{#Daisy}{#Jump}
 psg wrote:

I hear "I get woozy every time I take the stairs"

 
This still makes me grin when this song plays.
Was walking to The Forks this morning in Winnipeg, and heard this song loud and clear coming from the stage area of this weekend's Interstellar Rodeo concert . And I knew I had heard ir before on Radio Paradise.  But I could not remember who the band was.  So I took out my iPhone and looked up the schedule of performers for the day. And saw that this band was the last one on the stage this evening. And I figured it was probably they who were on stage warming up and doing a sound check.  So I went on YouTube and looked up every song that RP plays by them.  And I finally hit it on the head!

 A great tune and a great moment to walk into; what with them rehearsing it. It sounds just as good live, as the studio version!
 JeriF wrote:
Sounds like MGMT...
 

Exactly my thoughts - or maybe MGMT sound like these guys?
Get it produced properly and re-release it so we can all enjoy it. Thanks.  
I love the music. 
I make very little sense of those lyrics. Translation, please.
 
Do really dig this one! 
Time for some Lazarus love for this song!
 smackiepipe wrote:
I really like this song, but have to agree with another comment about the in-your-face production. During the bombast parts it's just badly produced. I purchased it, burned it to a mix cd, and when played in my vehicle it's absolutely impossible to enjoy due to all the crash/hiss/Khhhhhhhh mish mash. Fire the producer!

Still, a great song.

 
Agree with all that.  That is harsh.... it sounds so bad, it sounds bad on the road.  

All the same, the production is bad but the writing in a few places makes me think a broader sonic palate could have been employed.  

plinky, plinky
 testpilot wrote:
"We want to copy Band of Horses but we don't want to sound exactly like them.
Let's crank up the gain, that should do it!"
 
Yah, that's it; they're trying to copy Band of Horses. {#Rolleyes}


"We want to copy Band of Horses but we don't want to sound exactly like them.
Let's crank up the gain, that should do it!"
 msymmes wrote:
Good driving tune if you own a car.

 
What if you're just borrowing the car?
I still like this. 
nooooooooooo
PSD! and I got  Björk! {#Daisy}
 :+:_DL wrote:
Who mixed this song?
That crash is out of control, it just sounds like digital clipping. 

 




You're right, the mix is quite uncomfortable and I turned it down twice over the same...
Still sounds good.  Just not a good day for driving here in the Great White North. {#Bananajam}
Sounds like MGMT...
 msymmes wrote:
Good driving tune if you own a car.

 

Now that is a 21st century sentiment if I ever heard one.
Good driving tune if you own a car.
..7 >> 8..interesting feel to it..

Everybody in my church be dancing...  love it...

"Come back artattack!"
 
That guitar riff jangles my nerves.
 big stud Romeo Tuma wrote:


love it...

For this relief much thanks; 'tis bitter cold
And I am sick at heart.
Hamlet (1.1.10), Francisco to Barnardo


 
 
marvelous...  love this song...
 
It's new to me - I like it!

Glad to hear this again !!
 martinc wrote:
I think I know some one who really like this song. Hint highlighted for emphasis
 
So do I...  everybody in my church loves this song...
 
Who mixed this song?
That crash is out of control, it just sounds like digital clipping. 
T-Dot represent!!!   Fantastic album. I wish they'd put out more... but sadly BSS is no more.
More Cow.....I mean No More cymbal crashes!

excellent song...  love it...

Especially on a Saturday afternoon inside while the snow is coming down.  
 

msymmes wrote:
Never get tired of this.
 


Never get tired of this.
Almost Flaming Lipish, but of course that's coming from poor acoustics in my hotel room.

This song is so good it makes us tear our clothes off and dance...
 
Count me in with the people that think the production completely destroys the song.
Love the song. Have the CD. One other good one on it, the rest are forgettable to irritating.{#Neutral}
To much and too hard cimbals.... drive's me crazy... PSD buton!
I really like this song, but have to agree with another comment about the in-your-face production. During the bombast parts it's just badly produced. I purchased it, burned it to a mix cd, and when played in my vehicle it's absolutely impossible to enjoy due to all the crash/hiss/Khhhhhhhh mish mash. Fire the producer!

Still, a great song.


love the song
Musical bombast to me...
The in-your-face production qualities don't work for me. Like the final minute though...
I'll give it a small yawn.
 
I'll look up these lyrics. Are the words as upbeat as the music? World Sick doesn't sound too utopian. And what's with that cover art? Ray of light to or from the sky, or a mushroom cloud? 
 psg wrote:

I hear "I get woozy every time I take the stairs"

 
bumping this comment so everyone can enjoy this Mondegreen which adds so much silly to the song!


gorgeous song...  love it...

 


This song is soooo good it puts a spring in my step this spring night...

 
 smackiepipe wrote:


Have to agree, glen1. I really like this song, and downloaded it from iTunes. When it's sitting side by side other songs on a compilation CD I made, this song sonically sounds like crap during the 'loud parts.' Great song ruined by recording/production.

 
It may not be an issue of production, but one of compression.  iTunes has a nasty habit of compressing their files down to the point where they sound like garbage when listened to with anything other than ear buds.  
 superfido wrote:


You seem to be the only one that likes it.
 
Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...
I think I know some one who really like this song. Hint highlighted for emphasis
 romeotuma wrote:


This song is soooo good it puts a spring in my step this spring morning...

 
 

You seem to be the only one that likes it.


This song is soooo good it puts a spring in my step this spring morning...

 


This song is soooo good it puts a spring in my step this spring day...
 


magnificent...  love it...

 


bingo...  love it...

 


soooo groovy...  love this song...

 


This song is soooo good it puts a spring in my step this winter day...

 
 glen1n1m wrote:
Finally someone heard my complaining about dynamic range!!  And this song is a perfect example.
 

Have to agree, glen1. I really like this song, and downloaded it from iTunes. When it's sitting side by side other songs on a compilation CD I made, this song sonically sounds like crap during the 'loud parts.' Great song ruined by recording/production.

Quite likeable!
I already miss them ....
My Morning Jacket?
I have never understood the noise around this band. Sure, there are a lot of them and they have a full sound, but who wouldnt with 10+ people on stage. A few of them produce far more interesting music on their own than what happens collectively.
The idea is interesting, the music is not.
Yawn
 
Love this sound.  I did however watch the video for "The Sweetest Kill" recently....wow...that was shocking.  Not at all what I'd expected. 

 dood66 wrote:
I luv these guys... From my hometown to boot!!!
 


That is soooo cool!  This song is awesome...
 
I luv these guys... From my hometown to boot!!!

Everybody in my motel room be dancing...  we love this song...


 


I'll dance to this...

 


fantastic song...


Just to counter-balance all those people that say "Oh man, I've heard this song already twice this year, this is SOOO overplayed" I enjoy hearing this song (relatively) often. Heavy rotation for Bill is usually more like 2-3 times a week. :-)
 
Finally someone heard my complaining about dynamic range!!  And this song is a perfect example.


Great album! Needs more airplay!
This song and album are jammin'!!!
Just bumped it up a couple of ratings....so true, what was I thinking only giving this a 6?


Volume is wayyyy up...  love this melodic song with cool lyrics...


 2cats wrote:
The ratings average for this great song is way too low.
 
Ode to R's Place.

The ratings average for this great song is way too low.

At first I thought it was the Disco Biscuits...


This is one of the very rare tunes from RP that I must mute.
 romeotuma wrote:


love it...

For this relief much thanks; 'tis bitter cold
And I am sick at heart.
Hamlet (1.1.10), Francisco to Barnardo


 
 

bump...  love this song...

 

very nice
 RussNelson wrote:
Perhaps it was good once, but I've heard it too many times. This is the first time I had to turn RP off. ... Wish there was a Fast Forward button to skip this tune.

Hate, hate, hate, hate.
 
I hear ya, brother.

Great song from one of my favorite CD's/Albums of 2010.
The more I hear this track, the more annoying it sounds.
7 -> 8  The more I hear this track, the more I hear in it and the more I like it.  Nuance does it for me every time. The other track that Bill plays here is pretty good as well.

8 here, too.
Strange about different tastes, RussNelson. I originally had this as a 5, then after a couple more airings went to 6. It finally went to an 8 and I bought it a couple of weeks ago.


Perhaps it was good once, but I've heard it too many times. This is the first time I had to turn RP off. ... Wish there was a Fast Forward button to skip this tune.

Hate, hate, hate, hate.
Saw yesterday the first time the video "Texico Bitches". Very extraordinary and crazy!


love it...

 


Nice to hear this fine song...  love it...

 
 sirdroseph wrote:
 bbryan wrote:


And on Dec 29,2010, grungepuppy officially turned into his parents.
Mind you, this is coming from a 42 yr old who gave up on most rap a loooong time ago. I just keep reminding myself that every younger generation swings to their own thing (as did I in my day).
 
Or it could be that the groups he mentioned happen to just suck regardless of age. I am constantly on the cutting edge of all music better than almost anyone (I have great sources and an unusually open mind) and I can't stand the groups that he mentioned either, oh and BTW, I love Hip-Hop as long as it is not that commercial crap that gets played on the radio.
 

Stop me if you've heard this one: an old codger and a young hipster walk into a club...

I'm kidding.  There's no accounting for taste.  But if you don't like an entire style (or subgenre, if you prefer) of rock music, then it only reflects on your own personal preferences.  It doesn't mean the bands suck.  The aforementioned bands are all quite technically proficient, whether or not you personally dig what they're doing. 

Maybe it's just the would-be music critic whose opinions suck?  Do we really wanna go there?

P.S.  If you go 30 minutes without hearing a turntable scratch, you aren't listening to real hip-hop.  That's just a fact.


the end of this song make me think at the beginning of Touch Me I'm Going to Scream, Part 2 by My Morning Jacket.
(https://www.radioparadise.com/content.php?name=songinfo&song_id=40736)

Could be a good transition
 sirdroseph wrote:
grungepuppy wrote:

Or Kings of Leon as someone else pointed out. I can't tell any of them apart. Add Arcade Fire, Doves, Trail of Dead, Elbow.... This just doesn't do it for me. I'm not a fan of the oversimplified rhythm and bombastic orchestral noises, with the high pitched whiny vocals with no range.



 
bbryan wrote:


And on Dec 29,2010, grungepuppy officially turned into his parents.
Mind you, this is coming from a 42 yr old who gave up on most rap a loooong time ago. I just keep reminding myself that every younger generation swings to their own thing (as did I in my day).
 
Or it could be that the groups he mentioned happen to just suck regardless of age. I am constantly on the cutting edge of all music better than almost anyone (I have great sources and an unusually open mind) and I can't stand the groups that he mentioned either, oh and BTW, I love Hip-Hop as long as it is not that commercial crap that gets played on the radio.
 
Could be, but who appointed you the arbiter of good music?  Better than most anyone?  Wow.  No lack of self esteem there.

In a strange way, they remind me of the The Cure.
 Stingray wrote:

the song is undancable!!
 


You are soooo mistaken... 862 people be dancing here right now at this club in Las Vegas...
 


grungepuppy wrote:

Or Kings of Leon as someone else pointed out. I can't tell any of them apart. Add Arcade Fire, Doves, Trail of Dead, Elbow.... This just doesn't do it for me. I'm not a fan of the oversimplified rhythm and bombastic orchestral noises, with the high pitched whiny vocals with no range.



 
bbryan wrote:


And on Dec 29,2010, grungepuppy officially turned into his parents.
Mind you, this is coming from a 42 yr old who gave up on most rap a loooong time ago. I just keep reminding myself that every younger generation swings to their own thing (as did I in my day).
 
Or it could be that the groups he mentioned happen to just suck regardless of age. I am constantly on the cutting edge of all music better than almost anyone (I have great sources and an unusually open mind) and I can't stand the groups that he mentioned either, oh and BTW, I love Hip-Hop as long as it is not that commercial crap that gets played on the radio.


This is a great song — no matter what your age. I hope I never get too old for a good anthem. :)
I was looking for an indie song to go on a video I made of Sundance. I came across this and was absolutely smitten. It really fits the vibe I was feeling. This is the first time I've heard it played "on the air." Hope we hear it more often!!

Sundance Experience 2011: https://www.vimeo.com/19321761

Thanks Bill!!

Roberto
 whtahtefcuk wrote:
LOVE These guys!!!! Super rad album!
 
 garee whtahtefcuk thsi si a greta sngo
LOVE These guys!!!! Super rad album!
Very nice segue from Found Myself Lost.
 bbryan wrote:


And on Dec 29,2010, grungepuppy officially turned into his parents.
Mind you, this is coming from a 42 yr old who gave up on most rap a loooong time ago. I just keep reminding myself that every younger generation swings to their own thing (as did I in my day).
 
Yeah, at 33 I guess I'm sounding like an old fart. I can understand why the Spin Magazine target age group listens to this (after the episode of American Idol ends) but I don't see why these types of bands get airplay and sometimes high ratings on RP. I would think the median age here is considerably older than 20, but to each his (or her) own. If this moves you, great. It just doesn't do anything for me. There are plenty of current artists who do, but not this band.

 grungepuppy wrote:

Or Kings of Leon as someone else pointed out. I can't tell any of them apart. Add Arcade Fire, Doves, Trail of Dead, Elbow.... This just doesn't do it for me. I'm not a fan of the oversimplified rhythm and bombastic orchestral noises, with the high pitched whiny vocals with no range.

 

And on Dec 29,2010, grungepuppy officially turned into his parents.
Mind you, this is coming from a 42 yr old who gave up on most rap a loooong time ago. I just keep reminding myself that every younger generation swings to their own thing (as did I in my day).
 gatorade wrote:
Heading up to an 8. Playin it louder and the dancin begins.
 
Yeah, we be dancing...  this song is soooo cool...

 
Heading up to an 8. Playin it louder and the dancin begins.
I'm getting World Sick sick...
 Stingray wrote:


SWEET LITTLE LIAR!
the song is undancable!!
 

Wrong yet again, even with my bad back, this needs little ingenuity to dance.
 romeotuma wrote:


 348 people are dancing here right now...


 

SWEET LITTLE LIAR!
the song is undancable!!


Care SERO!
Happy to hear it again.  And again....  Just can't get enough of this band.
Takin' it back to the 80's with their own twist and style. Atmospheric drums and all.


love it...

For this relief much thanks; 'tis bitter cold
And I am sick at heart.
Hamlet (1.1.10), Francisco to Barnardo


 


me likie


This is a truly great song, and soooo apropos today...

 
Love this Album... My wife makes fun of me thinking I am too old for this music... but it is just awesome!!!

Wow. Reminds me of the late 70's in Toronto. Was a great music scene once upon a time.
 grungepuppy wrote:

Or Kings of Leon as someone else pointed out. I can't tell any of them apart. Add Arcade Fire, Doves, Trail of Dead, Elbow.... This just doesn't do it for me. I'm not a fan of the oversimplified rhythm and bombastic orchestral noises, with the high pitched whiny vocals with no range.

 

But still better than Sigur Ros, no?