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Fink — Looking Too Closely
Album: Hard Believer
Avg rating:
7.4

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Total ratings: 1753









Released: 2014
Length: 5:05
Plays (last 30 days): 4
This is a song about somebody else
So don't worry yourself, worry yourself
The devil's right there, right there in the details
And you don't wanna hurt yourself, hurt yourself
By looking too closely
By looking too closely
No no no no…

Put your arms around somebody else
And don't punish yourself, punish yourself
The truth is like blood underneath your fingernails
You don't wanna hurt yourself, hurt yourself
By looking too closely
By looking too closely
No no no no…
No no no no…

You don't wanna hurt yourself
You don't wanna hurt yourself

And I could be wrong about anybody else
So don't kid yourself, kid yourself
It's you right there, right there in the mirror
You don't wanna hurt yourself, hurt yourself
By looking too closely
Mmmmmmmm
By looking too close
Mmmmmmm

Yeah…..
Looking too closely
You don't wanna hurt yourself
You don't wanna hurt yourself
By looking too closely
Comments (61)add comment
One of the best opening lines on a text ever! 
great choon
Excellent orchestration. Great track. Moved from 8 to 9 to 10. Yep! It's that good.
Always liked this song and I have no idea why I never gave it a rating. Situation remedied. 8
Really liking this one
 matt7 wrote:
listened to this album on a road trip from Ontario to Colorado (with a stop in Chicago)

Happy memories
 
Wow...you must be a very fast driver!  (at least I make myself laugh....) 
Though I completely know what it's like to be on a long drive with limited music, and sometimes the repeated listening is great in making Happy Memories....like this track for me, as I could hit the (missing from RP!) repeat button a few times in a row.  Long Live RP (even without a 'repeat' button) and I'll stick with my 9 on this cut. 
Hearing a lot of Newton Faulkener in this track which is no bad thing in my book from a local lad.
listened to this album on a road trip from Ontario to Colorado (with a stop in Chicago)

Happy memories
 gaddisdj770 wrote:
Lyrically a total failure, musically about as droned as one can get. Way, way too much ego in this tune.   

 
Good thing there's no ego in your comment.
 gaddisdj770 wrote:
Lyrically a total failure, musically about as droned as one can get. Way, way too much ego in this tune.   

 
Are you sure? I don't think I agree, but you sound so confident. 
 Ihatethissong wrote:

Suppose, if I listened to it too much I might find the lyrics excruciating, but for now I don't give a rat's ass about the lyrics, because I really dig the tones and harmonies.

 
Well said !
 gaddisdj770 wrote:
Lyrically a total failure, musically about as droned as one can get. Way, way too much ego in this tune.   

 
Suppose, if I listened to it too much I might find the lyrics excruciating, but for now I don't give a rat's ass about the lyrics, because I really dig the tones and harmonies.
Lyrically a total failure, musically about as droned as one can get. Way, way too much ego in this tune.   
Very consistent album. Pairs well with Elbow and Snow Pattol, and a nice Chianti!
The lyrics are simple, yet quite profound.
 1wolfy wrote:
 Me too...really like it.  Thought it may have been Snow Patrol  DavidFromHouston wrote:
The first time I heard this, I HAD to figure out who it is. It's stood the test of its short lifespan. 10.

 

 
I also wondered if it was Snow Patrol.

This might be better. 
djblitz wrote:
I'm in absolute love with this song, now boosted up to a 9.  

 
According to my comment a mere four days ago, you can play this as much as you want, Bill! 
I'm in absolute love with this song, now boosted up to a 9.  
Love the long decay at the end of the song—excellent video as well. {#Roflol}

this song made me pause in my hectic pace and think and breathe.  I need to do that intermittently.

thanks for that reminder


At once a rocking song, and yet the lyrics never spell out what, exactly, you are avoiding looking at too closely. Leaves a lot of room for interpretation — in a good way.

 
cause of continental shelf please love yourself.
still a fave of mine......turn it up loud!
 Me too...really like it.  Thought it may have been Snow Patrol  DavidFromHouston wrote:
The first time I heard this, I HAD to figure out who it is. It's stood the test of its short lifespan. 10.

 


 mrgus wrote:


 
Que chistoso.

The first time I heard this, I HAD to figure out who it is. It's stood the test of its short lifespan. 10.
 fredriley wrote:
Are Fink Snow Patrol in disguise? And that rhythm guitarist must get seriously fed up hitting that same chord all through the verses...

Nae bad, but it would be nice if they had a more distinctive sound. 5 from the SP-phobic Nottingham jury.

 
Fin(k) the vocalist is the rhythm guitarist. Try listening to some of their other stuff. Well worth a listen.
love it ! mmmmm
If you can catch him live then do it. Amazing live performance.
 midigitguy wrote:

I thought Snow Patrol meets Elbow.

 
Exactimundo!
Really like this one.
 
Love it. Killer lyrics and vibe. Bump to 9
I love you, Radio Paradise, for this piece and everything else!!! :)
Getting to love this stuff.
Repeat yourself, repeat yourself..
Sounds like the Silver Sun Pickups to me, not quite as thickly layered on the vocals.
 fatcatjb wrote:
I don't know why I find this song so grating...I turn off RP til it's over. From the comments, the problem is between the keyboard and my chair. Glad you are loving it...,maybe I'll catch up one of these days

 
nope, still not working for me. RP break til it's over...sure, I could PSD, but that doesn't work through my Sonos. Oh well
 
Are Fink Snow Patrol in disguise? And that rhythm guitarist must get seriously fed up hitting that same chord all through the verses...

Nae bad, but it would be nice if they had a more distinctive sound. 5 from the SP-phobic Nottingham jury.
I don't know why I find this song so grating...I turn off RP til it's over. From the comments, the problem is between the keyboard and my chair. Glad you are loving it...,maybe I'll catch up one of these days
 damo wrote:

i immediately thought 'snow patrol'. love fink. good song.

 
I thought Snow Patrol meets Elbow.
Nice!
Dang - just went to make Sunday morning coffee and missed the song! Good thing I have a boss recording of it! {#Music}
 damo wrote:
Just saw the Fink band at the Biltmore Cabaret  ( small venue ) in Vancouver.
Outstanding performance.
Beautiful renditions of the songs.

nice little trips, space an groove.

highly, highly recommended if you are a fan of his OR if you're  fan of live shows. 

 

 
Yes, a great show so I heard, but was in Morocco then. Bombino was sort of a substitute, or not.

Note to self: start putting together coherent sentences.


mezshmerizing {#Cool}
Everybody in my alien space craft loves this song...
Just saw the Fink band at the Biltmore Cabaret  ( small venue ) in Vancouver.
Outstanding performance.
Beautiful renditions of the songs.

nice little trips, space an groove.

highly, highly recommended if you are a fan of his OR if you're  fan of live shows. 

 
 hayduke2 wrote:
wow yeah, subtle and strong   awesome site they chose, nature reclaiming that precipice they're atop
 
Yes, and the distance and panorama in the cameras gradually spreads to match the motif of the song about "looking too closely"...  cool art...  everybody in my alien space craft loves this song...  we be dancing cross-eyed like Willy Shakes...

hope life is grand for you right this minute, hayduke2... 
 Lazarus wrote:
This song is soooo good for the ears...  the official video for this song is pretty dang groovy, too...

 
wow yeah, subtle and strong   awesome site they chose, nature reclaiming that precipice they're atop
 jim1964 wrote:
makes me think of Snow Patrol, which is a good thing for me.

 
i immediately thought 'snow patrol'. love fink. good song.
2 Finks in 1 day... this must be Bill's favorite new artist
makes me think of Snow Patrol, which is a good thing for me.
Totally new artist for me. Liked what I heard.
This song is soooo good for the ears...  the official video for this song is pretty dang groovy, too...
Liked it right from the first moments ... looking forward to hear more of them. Instant 8
Nice!!!!!!
 Steve wrote:
This tune is available as a free download from Amazon.

 
Bill Murray from the movie "Stripes" saying "You Da Man."
 Steve wrote:
This tune is available as a free download from Amazon.

 
Appreciate the tip! Just did...
This tune is available as a free download from Amazon.
Digging this a lot! Instant 7.
Like!