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Big Thief — Paul
Album: Masterpiece
Avg rating:
6.9

Your rating:
Total ratings: 589









Released: 2016
Length: 3:00
Plays (last 30 days): 4
Oh the last time I saw Paul
I was horrible and almost let him in
But I stopped and caught the wall
And my mouth got dry so all I did was take him for a spin

Yeah we hopped inside my car
And I drove in circles 'round the freight train yard
And he turned the headlights off
Then he pulled the bottle out
Then he showed me what was love

I'll be your morning bright goodnight shadow machine
I'll be your record player baby if you know what I mean
I'll be your real tough cookie with the whiskey breath
I'll be a killer and a thriller and the cause of our death

In the blossom of the months
I was sure that I'd get driven off with thought
So I swallowed all of it
As I realized there was no one who could kiss away my shit

I'll be your morning bright goodnight shadow machine
I'll be your record player baby if you know what I mean
I'll be your real tough cookie with the whiskey breath
I'll be a killer and a thriller and the cause of our death

Paul, I know you said that you'd take me any way I came or went
But I'll push you from my brain
See, you're gentle baby
I couldn't stay, I'd only bring you pain

I was your starry-eyed lover and the one that you saw
I was your hurricane rider and the woman you'd call
We were just two moonshiners on the cusp of a breath
And I've been burning for you baby since the moment I left
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This song get my attention ... just rated it.  8
 vandal wrote:

Once again, I can't decide if I love it or hate it. 

So I'm giving it a 7


The line between syrup and honey is this song.
My money is on the Dinosaur
Billie who? ;)
I love this band more on every listen!
i really like this band more each time i hear them. i got hooked when they were on a late night show back in 2021 i think...anyway...i definitely don't hear any eilish or war on drugs here (but that's just me, and a good thing in my book because i'm not a huge fan of WOD, and definitely not of eilish) i didn't know the lyrics to this one until this read, and i'm digging it even more. maybe because i know a paul. idk 
Once again, I can't decide if I love it or hate it. 

So I'm giving it a 7
I keep hearing Leigh Nash.
 huib wrote:


Haha had exactly the same for a second


Me too! - love to 'wobble' on the voice ... 
I appreciate so many musicians that share their gifts.  Compose it, sing it, play it.  Nothing is bad until it simply sucks.  However, I lived in Brooklyn, this band's home base, for 42 years.  And I gotta say, with city snark, that If I had heard this type of music or at least this song more often, I might have departed sooner.  
This song could have been written for Paul Pelosi.
What does it mean to "be your record player"? I don't know what that means. Drive you in circles? Scrape you with a needle? 
 huib wrote:
cosmiclint wrote:

Good grief I thought this was Billie Eillish fronting War On Drugs



Haha had exactly the same for a second
 
                     Me too. Whispy, lackluster, powerless. 
 cosmiclint wrote:

Good grief I thought this was Billie Eillish fronting War On Drugs



Haha had exactly the same for a second
Me thinks that Mr. G has a wee bit of a man crush for this band....
Good grief I thought this was Billie Eillish fronting War On Drugs
 
Edit 2023-07-27
 
Just to clarify, I am a big fan of BE and WOD and my comment was definitely meant as a compliment.
!
 the_jake wrote:

Thought it was a Welsh phrase.


Sounds more like some ancient Dutch :) In modern dutch it's Eendracht maakt macht (Unity makes strength)
So probably from the old day when New York went by the name New Amsterdam?

 a_genuine_find wrote:


Brooklyn's Motto

Thought it was a Welsh phrase.
not ready to judge the music yet... but I like the album cover. Childhood memories.
Welcome to RP, Big Thief. You stole my heart.
 the_jake wrote:

Huh?


Brooklyn's Motto
 a_genuine_find wrote:


Eendraght Maeckt Maght


Huh?
I like it!

Thanks RP!


Eendraght Maeckt Maght