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Grizzly Bear — Gun-Shy
Album: Shields
Avg rating:
6.8

Your rating:
Total ratings: 1943









Released: 2012
Length: 4:23
Plays (last 30 days): 3
The sky keeps staring at me
Frozen in my tracks
Nothing else to see
And when I move my face left
You're always standing there
A shadow I can't see
And even then I can't trace
You're walking away

I put my ears to the ground
Always pushing down
Nothing I can hear
I found the worst half in me
I'm cut off at the knees
Can't even take a stand
Against your words and beliefs
We didn't want to freeze

(All of the years
Leaving me here
Gun-shy
The pain
Losing my aim
And why
Haven't we changed?
Story to blame?
Recite
All of my wrongs
You know it's wrong
You smile)

I don't want to say it all again
I never seem to see
And why?
Do I always feel it all the same
The blisters in my eyes
Recite
A guide that has only led me stray
And even as I limp
You smile

The cold keeps tearing at me
Slowing down my blood
Unable to speak
I left my mind long ago
Choosing something false
Always letting go
And when I try to face you
You're walking away
Comments (68)add comment
 lily34 wrote:

love this one. 


Me too - this entire album is really good!
love this one. 
 SCULLY wrote:
8 to 9 love this tune{#Roflol}



Nothing else to say about it. It's just a great tune. A 10 for me.

Awesome

8

 Caturman wrote:


I want to care, but I don't. Weird.
 
I don't want to reply, but I will. Asshole.
A bit more grizzle and bite would be nice
.
The intertwined vocals are excellent... it's very pretty.
 mattenuttall wrote:

Oh, geez, and what are we to conclude about the Lovin' Spoonful and 10cc??
 

Don't know bout you, I had the conclusion way back...
 ImaOldman wrote:

Steely Dan is the name of a dildo in William Burroughs' novel "Naked Lunch".
 
Oh, geez, and what are we to conclude about the Lovin' Spoonful and 10cc??
 RasterPix wrote:

This made me laugh.  Thank you. {#Laughing}  I have always wondered why they went with that as a name.  I am sure there is a story there.
 
Steely Dan is the name of a dildo in William Burroughs' novel "Naked Lunch".
 thewiseking wrote:

are you kiddin me? Steely Dan utilized the worlds best session musicians. These are buncha jackass hipster amateurs. Strictly Lo Fi.
 
Music is much more than the sum of it's parts
Vibe is much more than notes and harmony
 DocStrangelove wrote:
overplayed here
 

hmm. here not so much, where are you?
 deepwoodskev wrote:
I don't want to like this song, but I do. Weird. 
 

I want to care, but I don't. Weird.
Weirdly compelling this.

FWIW, I am dead quiet in Griz country.  Watch the signs, figure out where the highways are, and LISTEN.   

You can hear Grizzly working food or stomping through bush from several hundreds of metres away if you pay attention and stop motor-mouthing like so many nervous urbanites.
overplayed here
8 to 9 love this tune{#Roflol}
Great Track... if you like it look up 'Hot Chip' early stuff.
Oh this album is great, he had a great streak of later albums and basically they're all dance songs, and I love it, turn it up Bob
6 <7 today cuz it's got a cool Shins sound to it
I don't want to like this song, but I do. Weird. 
 TerryS wrote:

Damn, if they can go 5 months without, you know, going, they must surely need a steely dose of Ex-Lax.

 
Just coffee and cigarettes.
Groundhog Day?
 ericdaryl wrote:
New life goal: bringing back "lo-fi" as an insult. 

 
A worthy project. This sounds like a worn-out cassette with the player running on dying batteries. Not tonight, dear. 
https://explore.org/live-cams/player/brown-bear-salmon-cam-brooks-falls
 Proclivities wrote:

Nah, they only use their blankets during hibernation, so there's no problem in that regard.

 
Damn, if they can go 5 months without, you know, going, they must surely need a steely dose of Ex-Lax.
New life goal: bringing back "lo-fi" as an insult. 
 cosmiclint wrote:
These guys have a kind of Steely Dan vibe happening (er, vibe as in music)

 
are you kiddin me? Steely Dan utilized the worlds best session musicians. These are buncha jackass hipster amateurs. Strictly Lo Fi.
 cosmiclint wrote:
These guys have a kind of Steely Dan vibe happening (er, vibe as in music)

 
This made me laugh.  Thank you. {#Laughing}  I have always wondered why they went with that as a name.  I am sure there is a story there.
These guys have a kind of Steely Dan vibe happening (er, vibe as in music)
 Proclivities wrote:

Nah, they only use their blankets during hibernation, so there's no problem in that regard.

 
I would expect that the only grizzly bears that are gun shy are the ones who have been shot at. {#Cheesygrin}
 Poacher wrote:

Yes, but do Bears shit in the woods and does shit stick to blankets?

 
Nah, they only use their blankets during hibernation, so there's no problem in that regard.
 rdo wrote:
So far this song has failed to make an impression on me...PSD? 

 
Meet you there.
chillaxing and groovalicious {#Music}

good album too :)

In order to be a hipster these days, do you need to have the word "bear" in your band name?  What's up with all the bear bands lately?


PSD
 Jörg_Asmussen wrote:
Bear warning sign

  Wait, lets just read this wrning sign, Due to the frequency of human-bear encounters, the B.C... Blah blah blah... Lets go fishing!

Bear warning sign
 Lichenia, wrote:
I like it it's like a comfort blanket. Cosy. 
 
Yes, but do Bears shit in the woods and does shit stick to blankets?
 Lichenia, wrote:
I like it it's like a comfort blanket. Cosy. 

 
 
With you on this... Easy going {#Cool}
 ziakut wrote:
This is caused from double recording the same vocal part twice. ...  McCartney used this effect often. ... Elliott Smith also used to use this effect on virtually everything he has ever sung. 

Hope that helps you understand why you hear this.
 
I don't think that this is the reason why his voice sounds a bit like McCartney. On almost every single vocal line you hear on recordings these days, this voice doubling is used. And not all of them sound like Paul, do they?  {#Wink}
 annie_fannie wrote:
his voice sort of reminds me of Wings-era Paul McCartney for some reason.

 
Hey annie_fannie...You're right about the vocal sound. This is caused from double recording the same vocal part twice. This is another vocal take or performance of the same part. Naturally, no voice will completely sing EVERYTHING exactly the same way twice. Cadence, pitch and timing is slightly different from the first take. Thus, producing a slightly 'thicker' vocal part. McCartney used this effect often. Very obvious in the Beatles recording of 'Got To Get You Into My Life'. Listen closely to Paul's vocals. Elliott Smith also used to use this effect on virtually everything he has ever sung. 

Hope that helps you understand why you hear this.

 
So far this song has failed to make an impression on me...PSD? 
 paradisepig wrote:
The comments below put this song as dull and boring ... depends what your doing ..fits beautifully to putting your make-up on and getting ready for work in a chill out kind of way{#Wink}

 
And I don't even wear makeup. I'm at the home office already. Cool.
Now I know what they mean - If you can't say something nice, say

...hearing the intro to the Stones - Time - here and there. Anyone else?


i likey this—-nice rhythm and vocals and quirkiness.
Reminds me of Adrian Belew.
I like it it's like a comfort blanket. Cosy. 

 
The comments below put this song as dull and boring ... depends what your doing ..fits beautifully to putting your make-up on and getting ready for work in a chill out kind of way{#Wink}
PLAYED 13 times in the last 30 days?
Dull, dull, dull......

I've listened to most of this band's music, trying to like them, but it's all just so boring.  This one is especially dull.  Giving it a 4.
..it's odd but each time i hear this one, it sounds different & unique..and better..8 >> 9..
Sorry, I must have drifted off during this programmatic interlude, waiting form some music. -3-
 hippiechick wrote:
Just got this, haven't listened yet, looking forward to it.
 
Songs in the Key of Life: "As"!
 Dinges,_the_Dude wrote:
help, I accidently rated this song an 1, but I didn't want to rate this song at all: I don't know it well enough to rate. But it's worth absolutely far more than 1, lets say: 6, maybe rising to 7 or 8.
 


Just rate it again :)
 Alexandra wrote:
Ooh...this one is especially likeable!
  ohh yes it is!       {#Biggrin}


Boy and Grizzly Bear ?
help, I accidently rated this song an 1, but I didn't want to rate this song at all: I don't know it well enough to rate. But it's worth absolutely far more than 1, lets say: 6, maybe rising to 7 or 8.
Ooh...this one is especially likeable!
love the oriental tring ling
and the silver bells
super sweet song
put it on my christmas list 
 lily34 wrote:
i like this song a lot.

something about the album cover grabs me every time, too. 
 



..it's the dot twds the bottom left..Mesmer powers!..
i like this song a lot.

something about the album cover grabs me every time, too. 
That's one Super Fuzzy Grizzly Bear.
 annie_fannie wrote:
his voice sort of reminds me of Wings-era Paul McCartney for some reason.
 

Oh, good call.  Very Wings-esque.
his voice sort of reminds me of Wings-era Paul McCartney for some reason.
Just got this, haven't listened yet, looking forward to it.