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The Lumineers — Angela
Album: Cleopatra
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Released: 2016
Length: 3:13
Plays (last 30 days): 4
When you left this town, with your windows down
And the wilderness inside
Let the exits pass, all the tar and glass
'Til the road and sky align
The strangers in this town,
They raise you up just to cut you down
Oh Angela it's a long time coming
And your Volvo lights lit up green and white
With the cities on the signs
But you held your course to some distant war
In the corners of your mind
From the second time around
The only love I ever found
Oh Angela it's a long time coming
Home at last
Were you safe and warm in your coat of arms
With your fingers in a fist
Did you hear the notes, all those static codes
In the radio abyss?
Strangers in this town,
They raise you up just to cut you down
Oh Angela it's a long time coming
Oh Angela spent your whole life running
Home at last
Home at last
Vacancy, hotel room, lost in me, lost in you
Angela, on my knees, I belong, I believe
Home at last
Home at last
Home at last
Home at last
Home at last, hmm
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 Proclivities wrote:
Maybe it's just me, but this formula of theirs seems really tiresome and contrived: "Ho!" or "hey!" or some other single-syllable exultation whooped out between verses as a forced sing-along ploy for their outdoor festival audiences, the flat, stomp-along drumbeat during the choruses, the suspenders, fedoras, and scraggly beards...
Maybe it's just me...
 
No....it's me too, Proc....ever since M&S it's gotten a bit overboard....

Or maybe he really is trying to say "You're a Ho!, Angela, I'm watching you leave"....or something like that....
A photo of Theda Bara!

Va va va voom!
 Proclivities wrote:
Maybe it's just me, but this formula of theirs seems really tiresome and contrived: "Ho!" or "hey!" or some other single-syllable exultation whooped out between verses as a forced sing-along ploy for their outdoor festival audiences, the flat, stomp-along drumbeat during the choruses, the suspenders, fedoras, and scraggy beards...
Maybe it's just me...
 
Millennial chic.  Clearly you don't wear enough flannel or have an ironic beard.
There is a real Angela, by the way. She's a former Olympic track and field star from Germany. She's married to a friend's son and they live happily in Chicago. 
Maybe it's just me, but this formula of theirs seems really tiresome and contrived: "Ho!" or "hey!" or some other single-syllable exultation whooped out between verses as a forced sing-along ploy for their outdoor festival audiences, the flat, stomp-along drumbeat during the choruses, the suspenders, fedoras, and scraggly beards...
Maybe it's just me...

 

Love this song!

 d-don wrote:

We were at that show, and the reason the stands were half empty for The Lumineers was because of an inept security team who could not get the crowd into the stadium in any sort of organized fashion. We stood in line for nearly three hours, and made it in time to see the last song-and-a-half of The Lumineers. Our granddaughters, huge Lumineers fans, were sorely disappointed, but they dug TP and the Heartbreakers. 
 
that explains a lot actually....my wife and step-daughter thought it was because folks were still pre-funking elsewhere, but considering the girls were already funky I suppose it makes sense there was some other reason entirely.
 lizardking wrote:
My wife got to see Tom Petty last Saturday at Safeco Field....and she was stoked that she knew the opening act because of RP.  She said the Lumineers were great and she felt bad the place was still half empty when they were playing.

 
We were at that show, and the reason the stands were half empty for The Lumineers was because of an inept security team who could not get the crowd into the stadium in any sort of organized fashion. We stood in line for nearly three hours, and made it in time to see the last song-and-a-half of The Lumineers. Our granddaughters, huge Lumineers fans, were sorely disappointed, but they dug TP and the Heartbreakers. 
this is derivative HO! and trite HO! the musicianship is weak HO! amateurish HO! to be forgotten atop the Hipster Crap Pile HO!
 lizardking wrote:
My wife got to see Tom Petty last Saturday at Safeco Field....and she was stoked that she knew the opening act because of RP.  She said the Lumineers were great and she felt bad the place was still half empty when they were playing.

 
Very few of my past comments make me sad, and this one makes me sad;  RIP Tom Petty!   You'd be proud how your family (daughters especially) have handled the release of your "cause of death" - and if anyone lost respect for Mr. Petty because of the autopsy findings; come on now, live and let live!!

PEACE and Long Live RP!!


Agree !

And it's nice !
 

KimB wrote:
 Agree! Was thinking it was from an older David Gray album

 


this song is terrible
Man, that "whooping/yodeling" formula is really getting old to me, but it seems to be popular with a lot of recording artists, not just these guys.  I guess it's useful for sing-alongs at those outdoor festivals or arena shows.  Well, people seem to like these guys - there's certainly worse stuff out there.
i think jcktorance thinks it's good stuff.
Compelling.
Good stuff.
I like this. Makes me stop what I'm doing and listen.
 drmike wrote:
sounds like david gray

  Agree! Was thinking it was from an older David Gray album


sounds like david gray
My wife got to see Tom Petty last Saturday at Safeco Field....and she was stoked that she knew the opening act because of RP.  She said the Lumineers were great and she felt bad the place was still half empty when they were playing.
WOW RP what a lovely set for the last hour. RP is really the best radio
listening experience bar none.{#Cool}
Check out that photo!

Va, va, va, voom!  

And a kaboom too. 
As a Boulderite and Coloradan, I worry just a bit that they might be getting a bit over-exposed, but then again, maybe they deserve it...
 cmcisaac wrote:
I really like their sound...not to add a "but", but this band is wildly overplayed on mainstream radio, which is really too bad. 

 
Yeaaahhhh, BillG just called this a new song, and I'm all like, "Not so much." And I don't even listen to "mainstream" radio, whatever that is. Terrestrial radio? This has been played on Alt Nation on SiriusXM for months and months. 
 Stephen_Phillips wrote:
Ho!

 
Hey!
who you callin a Ho?
Ho!
This is a MAJOR earworm for me since I first heard it...
 nutrod42 wrote:
Sounds like David Gray.

 

i heard this on NPR a few weeks ago, and that's who i thought it was. i was surprised.
I really like their sound...not to add a "but", but this band is wildly overplayed on mainstream radio, which is really too bad. 
Started tapping my foot within the first few bars,...an indication that it's a good one.  An 8 right out of the box.
 h8rhater wrote:
It's nice when a band, that you think just might be a flash-in-the-pan, turns out a second album that is better than the first.

 
Ditto.  There was an Austrialian band named Flash in the Pan whose second album lived up to the group's name. I say the Lumineers got staying power.  They open in a bunch of cities for U2 in the Joshua Tree tour this summer.
Sounds like David Gray.
Really like this.
It's a good song but it seems there are a growing number of artists playing songs with these march-like, foot-stompin', hand-clapping, elbow-swinging sort of choruses and/or crescendos, with very basic chord progressions: Elephant Revival, The Head & The Heart, Of Monsters & Men, Road Kill Ghost Choir, Vance Joy, and of course, another recently-popular band (from the UK) which shan't be named here.  It's not necessarily a bad thing - it's kind of refreshing -  just an odd trend, or probably just a coincidence.  They're all starting to sound the same after a while.  Nice photo of Theda Bara on that cover.
It's nice when a band, that you think just might be a flash-in-the-pan, turns out a second album that is better than the first.
The Lumineers are wonderful — please play them a bit more often.