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Asaf Avidan — Painting On The Past
Album: Poor Boy Lucky Man
Avg rating:
6.9

Your rating:
Total ratings: 1181









Released: 2010
Length: 3:52
Plays (last 30 days): 3
I think I'll go down to the river
I think I'll dangle all my hooks
I think I like the way she's hungry
I think I like the way she looks

Nothing seems to last
I'm painting on the past
Nothing seems to last
I'm painting on the past
You're just like all the rest
Girl you ain't the first and you certainly ain't the last!

I think I'll roll down to the city
I think I'll wear my leather boots
I think I like the way she's tying
I really love the way she looks

Nothing seems to last
I'm painting on the past
Nothing seems to last
I'm painting on the past
You're just like all the rest
Girl you ain't the first and you certainly ain't the last!
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This guy makes Bob Dylan sound like Johnny Mathis.
I really don't like her voice.  3
 twoplain2sea wrote:
Support makeup.

 
Except tan cream. Impeach Trump
 jademon wrote:
Channeling the Bee Gees?!?

 
?
I think I'll dangle all my hooks
I think I like the way she's hungry
I think I like the way she looks....


6>>>>>>>>8
4 >>>>>>>> 5
4 >>>>>>>> 3

There's something ominous about this song...


Support makeup.
His new album is fine.
absolutely love love Love this guy!
A great song I heatd first here at RP!!
like the music, arrangement, & the voice quite a bit, but not the lyrics…need to hear more.
Someone said this is the best - not much of a rec. 
One of the very rare tracks on RP that I don't like it at all...
 idity8 wrote:
he's got so many beautiful songs so why is it the only one we can hear in RP??  {#Eek}{#Angel}

 
He? It's a guy? Don't like at all, but I can see why people might.
I think my earlier days of listening to Bob Dylan has influenced my appreciation for Asaf Avidan's voice .... might explain the likes and dislikes.  Oh, by the way ... This is one of his better songs ... from my perspective. 
he's got so many beautiful songs so why is it the only one we can hear in RP??  {#Eek}{#Angel}

Everybody in my mushrooming multitude of churches be dancing buck ass naked all over the world like bowlegged gypsy muleskinners...  love this song...  love sex, drugs, and rock 'n roll...
The sort of track one might expect to find on "Prisoner of War"
The Music is really good (7), but the voice is horrible, sucko-barfo! Makes 4 points.
Channeling the Bee Gees?!?

love this vivid song...  time flies when we're having fun...  reminds me of this—

Latest Victoria's Secret model: Bob Dylan
Now here's a song worth 10, such a beautiful voice as well.
Was vaguely interesting the first few times of hearing.  Boring and dreary when heard every day. 
 AlienRelic wrote:

I think Bill does this on purpose, just to mess with our heads. Admittedly an easy thing to do in my case at least....{#Cowboy} Me thought so too, was about to get up and boogie......

 


really do not understand the hype. the music is okay, but the singer´s voice is simply the most unbearable thing i have heard for a really long time!
it´s not even "interesting" in a strange way, so one could say "i like it" or "i don´t like it although it´s.... uhm... interesting" ...
no, it´s simply horrible :-(
 
5 X in 30 Days Really?


soooo marvelous...



 rjewyo wrote:
Did anyone else hear BeeGee's "stayin alive" intro???
 
CPR classes: Use "Stayin' Alive" to keep the punctuated rhythm going.


Really don't like this song, and boy does it get a lot of airplay here.  Not sure why, the vocals drive me crazy.  Sounds just like a whiny woman singing, and I couldn't imagine how this could be a man.   So I had to youtube the song just to see for myself what it looked like being sung by a man. 
 gvan wrote:
Think I'll go hit my mute button.
 
Ditto. 

This song puts a spring in my step this present winter night...
 
Think I'll go hit my mute button.
 AlienRelic wrote:

I think Bill does this on purpose, just to mess with our heads. Admittedly an easy thing to do in my case at least....{#Cowboy}
 
{#Biggrin}
whoa. i got entirely too excited when i anticipated the Bee Gees a la introduction.
I just blew one of my output tubes and I now have a mismatched pair in the amp...amazingly it sounds BETTER! 
Not a song by this artist passes without me looking up from my work and groovin'
 rjewyo wrote:
Did anyone else hear BeeGee's "stayin alive" intro???
 
I think Bill does this on purpose, just to mess with our heads. Admittedly an easy thing to do in my case at least....{#Cowboy}
 TerryS wrote:


And fruit flies like a banana.
 
Love this cool song...

 
 romeotuma wrote:


Time flies when we're having fun...  
 

And fruit flies like a banana.
Okay. It's a guy. Thanks, Google Images!
 kaybee wrote:

Sorry am I the only person hearing Eunice Higgins?
 
Ha ha! No. I hear it too. Is this a man or woman singing? I can't figure it out from the voice, album cover or singer's name. It's like an  "It's Pat" sketch!
Good stuff.  Wow.


This song puts a spring in my step this summer day...

 
Robin Gibb - RIP.  Stayin' Alive in our hearts.  And apparently in this song as well.
 rjewyo wrote:
Did anyone else hear BeeGee's "stayin alive" intro???
 

Yes. Thought it was "stayin alive" for a few bars.
Did anyone else hear BeeGee's "stayin alive" intro???
 kaybee wrote:
 
Sorry am I the only person hearing Eunice Higgins?
If you like, he has this beautiful acoustic project:
https://thebox.asafavidanmusic.com/box

recommended :-)
 TJS wrote:
I've tried really hard to like this, but I can't do it.  The vocals are like a whiny alley cat.
 
Whiney alley cats have a place in my world. C'mon kids, let's go!
  socalhol wrote:
         I thought it sounds like Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins) singing

Byronape wrote:

Billy wearing an exceptionally tight pair of undies maybe.  I'm hearing a lot more Janis Joplin here. 

 
Janis Joplin?!  What are you smoking?  Oh, you're being sarcastic, right?  Listen to the vocals on "Disarm" mixed in with this song.  Identical   (btw - my comparison is in no way meant as a compliment.  I cannot stand Billy's voice, grates on me like fingernails on a chalkboard).
Nice guitar!
Hey, check it out!  The "Push th' little daisies" singer got a new band.  I knew he'd make it big some day!
 TJS wrote:
I've tried really hard to like this, but I can't do it.  The vocals are like a whiny alley cat.
 
( some comments are the same...) {#Lol}
I've tried really hard to like this, but I can't do it.  The vocals are like a whiny alley cat.
 johnjconn wrote:

need pictures to confirm

 
Ahh me too .......I guess.


This song puts a spring in my step this spring evening...
 
I dig this man!
Unpleasant and the word drawl come to mind all at once, something I would expect to hear during a dark sour movie scene with rain and rusty nails all about.
Scared at the beginning that the Bee Gees were coming.
I like this.


love this song in the past, present, and future...
 
 Lumberg wrote:


Not cool.
 

Yes, it is.

This song is cool...  love it...




This song always makes me reflect on how the past doesn't last...  love it...

 
 coy wrote:
oh my gosh i thought this was 'stayin alive' coming on
 
 
So did I!



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

 
 johnjconn wrote:

need pictures to confirm

 



Not cool.
 romeotuma wrote:

This song is so good my nipples get hard when I hear it...

 
 
need pictures to confirm



Time flies when we're having fun...  still love this song...

 
 ckcotton wrote:

Sure seems like it.... over 3600 "10" rated songs.... nothing else.....
 
Joie de vivre!

I love the Indigo Girls!! 
I'll just leave this at 7
 romeotuma wrote:

This song is so good my nipples get hard when I hear it...

 
 

Oooh!  That's telling me a little more than I'd like to hear.
So did I!  Scrambled to the playlist to check.... whew!{#Doh}
 coy wrote:
oh my gosh i thought this was 'stayin alive' coming on
 
 



This song is so good my nipples get hard when I hear it...

 


Time flies when we're having fun...  love this song...

 
 ckcotton wrote:

Sure seems like it.... over 3600 "10" rated songs.... nothing else.....
 


There are lots of songs that I have not rated because I do not have room for songs that are less than 10...  this song is one of the big 10's for sure...  love it...
 
oh my gosh i thought this was 'stayin alive' coming on
 
 jimmpypowder wrote:

Everyone in your hotel loves every song! GEEZ!
 
Sure seems like it.... over 3600 "10" rated songs.... nothing else.....

This song is marvelous...  love it...

 
 jimmpypowder wrote:

Everyone in your hotel loves every song! GEEZ!
 


No, they don't...  but they love this song...  so do I...



 
Think I'll knock the average down a bit on this with a solid 1.
mediamarv wrote:
This song typifies why I listen to RP.... would never, ever been exposed to this any other way. I am playing this over and over... I really like the long intrumental section with the heavy tom-toms... very catchy.  Keep up the good work Bill!
 
What he said.

 gvan wrote:
Think I'll turn the sound off for a little.   

Actually, I turned it up!   I'm bumping it to 8+.
 Giselle62 wrote:
I like this guy—-he sounds like a feminist folk singer.

 
I thought this was Michelle Shocked, so yeah.

 romeotuma wrote:

Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...
 
 
Everyone in your hotel loves every song! GEEZ!


Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...
 
This song typifies why I listen to RP.... would never, ever been exposed to this any other way. I am playing this over and over... I really like the long intrumental section with the heavy tom-toms... very catchy.  Keep up the good work Bill!
 unclehud wrote:
Bob Dylan reincarnated.  Wait!  Dylan's not dead ... I think.
 
He is pretty close.  I saw him in concert a year or two ago and he has obviously lost his mind.  It was similar to visiting a relative in an old-folks home... a relative that happens to sing.

As for Asaf, I kinda dig it.  I never realize that it is a dude until I read the name, but each time I hear him I check the website to see who it is.  That has to count for something.
Think I'll turn the sound off for a little bit.
Gotta get Santa to bring this to me....
Bob Dylan reincarnated.  Wait!  Dylan's not dead ... I think.
not his best track. However a real great artist. One month ago he was one stage in my city. His voice is incredible.
I like him

you beat me to it !!
it's not stealing if you can get away with it  {#Bananajam}{#Drummer}
I dig the Bee Gees Stayin Alive guitar riff
( guess i'm not the only one )
Definitely a contender for the RP "guy who sounds most like a girl" award (not saying that's a bad thing!). We need more girls who sound like guys to balance things out :p
 socalhol wrote:
I thought it sounds like Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins) singing
 
Billy wearing an exceptionally tight pair of undies maybe.  I'm hearing a lot more Janis Joplin here. 

"Well I can tell by the way............."
Some way smarts here, love it!

This guy is intriguing.

Appropriate! Since he's, you know, "painting on the past."

Misterfixit wrote:
I keep hearing riffs from the BeeGee's "Dancin' ..." disco tracks.

 



This song is soooo cool...  dig it...


 
OMG I heard that immediately today and when I went to comment about it I found this one already posted.

 bbrally wrote:
Everytime this song plays, I spend the next few hours trying to get the Bee Gees Stayin Alive out of my head. 




very profound...  love it...


 
I like this guy—-he sounds like a feminist folk singer.

 Misterfixit wrote:


Fish hooks and leather boots?  OMG!  Ewwwwww ...
 
I'll dance to this...

 
Everytime this song plays, I spend the next few hours trying to get the Bee Gees Stayin Alive out of my head.
If there was a evilness scale it would rate a 10.
 Misterfixit wrote:
I keep hearing riffs from the BeeGee's "Dancin' ..." disco tracks.

 

"Stayin' alive!"
 romeotuma wrote:


I really, really like this song...
Painting On The Past
by Asaf Avidan & The Mojos

I think I'll go down to the river.
I think I'll dangle all my hooks.
I think I like the way she's hungry.
I think I like the way she looks.

Nothing seems to last.
I'm painting on the past.
Nothing seems to last.
I'm painting on the past.
You're just like all the rest.
Girl you ain't the first
and you certainly ain't the last!

I think I'll roll down to the city.
I think I'll wear my leather boots.
I think I like the way she's tying.
I really love the way she looks.




 

Fish hooks and leather boots?  OMG!  Ewwwwww ...

I keep hearing riffs from the BeeGee's "Dancin' ..." disco tracks.

Bumped it from 7 to 8.  As previously stated there's a lot more to this song than first meets the ears.
this could be a classic western movie theme, like ennio morricone's, 'il buono, il cattivo, ill brutto'. quick!  someone write up a screen play and send it with this music to Clint!!!




This song is quirky fantastic...  love it...

 
I think this is so much better than that other one that I heard by this artist; I am liking this one quite a bit...  Interesting neo-retro feel!
I thought it sounds like Billy Corgan (Smashing Pumpkins) singing


Soooo true...  love this song...


Peeling back the layers to find a better and better song.

I'm steeping in it like the world's nastiest tea bag...
 vandal wrote:
awesome
 
Does anyone else hear You Should Be Dancing by the Bee Gees!!