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Neil Halstead — Full Moon Rising
Album: Palindrome Hunches
Avg rating:
7.1

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Total ratings: 1418









Released: 2012
Length: 5:48
Plays (last 30 days): 3
Tell me there's a full moon rising
Big and bright on the horizon
Are you feeling strange
A butterfly falling

Thought that it would be so easy
Paid our debts and now you're leaving
Closing your eyes
Got your mama's eyes
Chorus
It wouldn't tear love apart for this
Standing by the door in your red dress
You're just a little girl hiding in the dark
Tell me how does it feel when the lights go up?

You've always got to go on, boy
And now you've gone and done it all

Driving by the old school building
Always looking for something
What you looking for?
What you looking for?

Tell me has the world gone crazy
Or do we just put it all on hold?
Looking for love
What a big idea

It wouldn't tear love apart for this
Standing by the door in your red dress
You're just a little girl hiding in the dark
Tell me how does it feel when the lights go up?

You've always got to go on, boy
And now you've gone and done it all

You've always got to go on, boy
And now you've gone and done it all

Tell me there's a full moon rising
Big and bright on the horizon
Are you feeling strange
A butterfly falling

I don't know much about nothing
But I know what I believe in
If you've got a plan
I got a reason

If you've got a plan
I got a reason

It wouldn't tear love apart for this
Standing by the door in your red dress
You're just a little girl hiding in the dark
Tell me how does it feel when the lights go up?
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In general on RP many people are hearing. They should try to listen instead. Anyway, this song has the thing for me.
I've been raising all of my ratings lately. I think this is a positive trend for me. A brighter outlook?? Thanks RP!
This melody reminds me of the important role I have as a Dad to a teenage daughter.  She is going to perform as Sugar plum in Nutcracker in a couple weeks, and I am right now sewing for the Arabian costumes.  Our young women are beautiful in ways we don't yet know.  A Happy Thanksgiving for all our wonderful daughters!
 Proclivities wrote:

It's a traditional style of British folk music - Nick Drake was influenced by the folk singers who came before him.  This guy could sound like a lot of different folk singers, depending on who's listening.  However, I would not deny that this fellow was influenced by Nick Drake, many musicians were.

 
Perhaps, but Drake was edgier and his music seemed to go somewhere.  This one just gets stuck in the treacle sound.
 kkkkatie wrote:
i don't know why, but this is annoying a.f. 

 
It is just tedious.
i don't know why, but this is annoying a.f. 
ROCK AND ROLL!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
very nice tune!
Bill,
Thank you very much for placing this tune in today's list!
Not without merit
Boring
what's the diff?

Neil Halstead or Glen Hasard

little boring
 
*yawn*
Very Nick Drake ish. VERY NICE SONG! 
Fall apart art. Uhu.
 Spots_Stew wrote:
Is anyone else hearing Dan Fogelberg?

 
Yup
Is anyone else hearing Dan Fogelberg?
 SanFranGayMan wrote:
Nick Drake's bro? History repeats every 40 years, according to some....

 
It's a traditional style of British folk music - Nick Drake was influenced by the folk singers who came before him.  This guy could sound like a lot of different folk singers, depending on who's listening.  However, I would not deny that this fellow was influenced by Nick Drake, many musicians were.
Lovely song.  Sweet spirit.  But wistful, almost melancholy.  Segueing to a track that moves the decibel needle. 
More Ralph McTell than Nick Drake...
 CaffeineSam wrote:
I should thoroughly dislike this song, why do I like it so much ?

 
A deep fondness for owls?
Pleasant enough, but the comparisons to Nick Drake are way off, IMO. This guy is nowhere near as talented as Drake.
I should thoroughly dislike this song, why do I like it so much ?
 kingart wrote:
I think he doesn't sing 
standing by the door in your entrance

but

standing by the door in your red dress

The source of lyrics in some of R.P.'s songs needs another pair of ears
 

 
Yeah, easmann has it
 
I think he doesn't sing 
standing by the door in your entrance

but

standing by the door in your red dress

The source of lyrics in some of R.P.'s songs needs another pair of ears
 
Beautiful melancholy. Maybe it's best for those inclined to be wistful to PSD past this and rustle up some Los Lobos. This would sometimes include me. But I listen to it anyway. 
 
 KaraokeVox wrote:
...like dating someone just because they remind you of your ex. 
 
Do you mean to imply that there are people who don't do that, or worse: that there is something wrong with doing that?
If John Belushi were alive, he'd smash this guy over the head with his own guitar.
Personally, I enjoy this uber-mellow stuff, although I prefer Gregory Alan Isakov.
 calle01 wrote:

So much of this Crap music is overplayed on RP.. Sad :-( 

 
Looking at the distribution of your song ratings here on RP calle01, I am wondering why you ever listen to RP? It would appear that you, very much more oft than not, are finding the music loathsome. Just seems odd. {#Stupid}  Why torture yourself?
 Hogtownmike wrote:
Not that great, and very overplayed in my opinion...

 
Agreed. Nice, but very overplayed, Bill.
Not that great, and very overplayed in my opinion...
 SanFranGayMan wrote:
Nick Drake's bro? History repeats every 40 years, according to some....

 

 
there is a vocal mood tonal similarity but no one is exactly like anyone else...
for instance his guitar is nowhere near drakes 
he sounds older.
drake died very young.

this is like dating someone just because they remind you of your ex. 
Slides perfectly into the rp mix while making pancakes in the morning 
Nick Drake's bro? History repeats every 40 years, according to some....

 
 KevinM wrote:
The whole album is just incredible, this song is a 9

 

Totally agree!
The whole album is just incredible, this song is a 9
i feel like this song, or maybe just this guy, is played every day.
should be playin Neil YOUNG, it's his rockin in the free world BIRTHDAY today...
Nah, they're just barred owls.
 skooba wrote:
What's with the black bars over the eyes?  Are they about to do owl porn?  {#Think}

 
even the wise have their blind spots...
What's with the black bars over the eyes?  Are they about to do owl porn?  {#Think}
Incredibly bored by this tune. It was good the first 7,000 times...but now it's just a PSD inducer.
Great song.  Bought the vinyl album. Wonderful acoustics well done.
 nsaeed wrote:
zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz {#Yawn}

 
zzzzzzz  {#Sleep}
zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz {#Yawn}
This is absolutely lovely.
 rdo wrote:
LOL.  I was in Mayan territory last week and all our guides derided the 2012 stuff.  They said the Mayans didn't predict that at all.

 

I got some feedback that my comments are hard to understand at times. I agree. This one had to do with some comments made on the air by Bill right after the Mayan 2012 thing last December, relating to the meaning of this song.  I had just got back from a cruise to that area...
Butterfly Fallen....


Never heard of this guy, but what a pretty voice and a pretty song. Nice treat!
 
Lovely and evocative, but wistful, almost melancholy. Not music for, say, the lovelorn on a rainy, gloomy day. 
some pretty stuff on his Mojave3 albums.
{#Arrowl}{#Eek} It's ok I guess
Oops, audio skipping for this one
 Lazarus wrote:


I have rated a few songs a 1...  but I am ambivalent about this song, so I will leave it unrated...

here's a groovy palindrome— "no lemon no melon" backwards is "no lemon no melon"... 

 
No money no honey no honey no kiss is not a palindrome
 matude wrote:
quite like Nick Drake

 
Except this is quite lovely!
 haretic wrote:

rdo wrote:


Yeah, right.  What are the options?  10, 10, or 10?  {#Wink}
 
Oh no, grasshopper. You are uninformed in the ways of the superlative enigmatic one.  The options are simply "10" or no rating.  {#Whisper}
 

I have rated a few songs a 1...  but I am ambivalent about this song, so I will leave it unrated...

here's a groovy palindrome— "no lemon no melon" backwards is "no lemon no melon"... 

rdo wrote:


Yeah, right.  What are the options?  10, 10, or 10?  {#Wink}
 
Oh no, grasshopper. You are uninformed in the ways of the superlative enigmatic one.  The options are simply "10" or no rating.  {#Whisper}
I'm hearing Joe Strummer in this
 Lazarus wrote:

hmmmm...  some really nice stuff to this...  ambivalent about rating it...  hmmmm...
 

Yeah, right.  What are the options?  10, 10, or 10?  {#Wink}

hmmmm...  some really nice stuff to this...  ambivalent about rating it...  hmmmm...
Song's OK, nice guitar though.
 kiarash wrote:
I've got a soft spot for folky songs with good lyrics... So that's a 9 for me. 
 
{#Clap}
I've got a soft spot for folky songs with good lyrics... So that's a 9 for me. 
LOL.  I was in Mayan territory last week and all our guides derided the 2012 stuff.  They said the Mayans didn't predict that at all.
Tiring of this rather quickly.
Same riff than Hit the Road, Jack. But this is older.
 CamLwalk wrote:
Makes me want Starbucks.
  {#Lol}
makes me want maker's mark.


Bill, I think we may need an 11 rating.  Just a suggestion.
 matude wrote:
quite like Nick Drake
 
exactly my first impression
7 because it's Neil Halstead.

Now, if only Bill rediscovered Slowdive...
 ch83575 wrote:
Stop whispering and sing dude... you sound like a wuss.
 
Yeah! We only want manly, tough guy music round here, rock and metal! Music that proves how tough and hard we are. None of this 'wussy' stuff because you know, that's a weakness, being wussy. 
Stop whispering and sing dude... you sound like a wuss.
want to be in bed right now, listening to exactly this song over and over and over...
Powerful - Beautiful.  
10

nuff sed 
This is a lovely song. 
Is this the Tedium Hour?  That's 4 soporifics in a row, including the only bad song by Pink Floyd I've ever heard.
zzzzzzzzz
quite like Nick Drake
Sublime! Full marks! 
I like this very much and a good fit after the Lumineers   {#Bananasplit}
 fredriley wrote:
There's a thin line between elegaic and soporific, a line which wavers depending on the time of day and the listener's mood. It's late at night for these ears and sadly this song is the wrong side of the line when I'm still not ready for the Land of Nod. This is the sort of music that gets played on MOR stations in the early hours of the morning. Aural Valium. Here's hoping for, say, She Sells Sanctuary as a wake-up antidote to this snoozefest. My eyes are getting heavy and the arms of Morpheus are trying to claim me...{#Sleep}
 
That can be a good thing. Sometimes a very good thing.


A man a plan a canal Panama —> Palindrome ... more here {#Sunny}
There's a thin line between elegaic and soporific, a line which wavers depending on the time of day and the listener's mood. It's late at night for these ears and sadly this song is the wrong side of the line when I'm still not ready for the Land of Nod. This is the sort of music that gets played on MOR stations in the early hours of the morning. Aural Valium. Here's hoping for, say, She Sells Sanctuary as a wake-up antidote to this snoozefest. My eyes are getting heavy and the arms of Morpheus are trying to claim me...{#Sleep}
wow. gets my vote almost instantly.
Makes me want Starbucks.
Good Lord, this is good, and nicely reminiscent of yet different than Sleeping On Roads, which got me into him — all thanks to RP, I must say!
{#Wave}