Weighin' me down

November 30, 2007 10:52 PM

English, French, backup vocals, slide, banjo, bam!

posted by ORthey (20 comments total) 26 users marked this as a favorite

This is good!
posted by danb at 9:26 AM on December 1, 2007

This is Good!

As always!
posted by TwoWordReview at 10:18 AM on December 1, 2007

uf, yeah, it is very, very nice. Every time you post a new song I feel the new one is my favorite of what you've posted.

Is that drum-thing the same you used in N'entre pas? It sounds very similar.
posted by micayetoca at 5:15 PM on December 1, 2007

Aside from you having a really great voice and being a great musician, everything that you post has deep meaningful purpose and moves me. Forgive my being a little syrupy, but that's how I feel about it!
posted by snsranch at 6:34 PM on December 1, 2007 [1 favorite]

Thanks guys! micayetoca, you have a keen ear - it's exactly the same (which, for the record, is me banging my fist on the desk with a crunchy drum effect).
posted by ORthey at 7:47 PM on December 1, 2007

Fist on the desk really? I thought it was some kinda drum machine and that you "played it" instead of preprogramming it.

Also, and just because I know it is cool to hear it when someone likes your music, my sister has become addicted to your songs and now she demands that I tell her as soon as you post a new one. She is going to love this one for sure.
posted by micayetoca at 5:11 AM on December 2, 2007

Wow, can you post the lyrics? You don't think it can get any prettier but by the middle it picks up so gently with the other track. Beautiful, and nice chord to end on as well.
posted by ageispolis at 5:46 PM on December 2, 2007

Les lyrics: (bonus points - spot the grammar mistake I only noticed after posting!)

So it’s weighing me down
Inside and out
So it’s weighing me down
Ceiling sprinklers please burst

So it’s weighing me down
I whisper a shout
So it’s weighing me down
Ceiling sprinklers do your worst

J’tai vu dans la porte, avec tes p’tits shorts
Tu me riais au nez, je me suis acharné

Tu me faisais des larmes; la sorte des gendarmes
Tu me lachai le monde, je te vois au fond de

Oh moi, c’est ça, avec la vitrine
Oh moi, c’est ça, avec la vitrine

Il fait froid dans la salle, mais moi j’en ai ras le
Bol, c’est un bol de tes charmés

Ça me fait plaisir, ce coeur de cuir
Nous sommes dans la grele, ce visage si belle

On ne se voit pas
On ne se voit jamais

posted by ORthey at 12:08 PM on December 3, 2007

very nice
posted by Pants! at 8:39 PM on December 3, 2007

awesome - just love this, ORthey.
posted by madamjujujive at 11:05 PM on December 3, 2007

It's kind of like you are a genre. I'm loving this. I can't tell if you are growing more confident with each song or if I'm just getting your vibe more and more.
posted by edlundart at 11:07 PM on December 3, 2007

I just heard this on the podcast and my butt is now totally kicked (and not just because I have a banjo weakness).
posted by mostlymartha at 11:36 AM on December 5, 2007

This is so, so wonderful.
posted by annathea at 2:04 PM on December 5, 2007

Just got around to listening to this, ORthey. Nice work! Great backing vox arrangement, love hearing your singing in French, the very relaxed feel the whole thing has... really nice.
posted by flapjax at midnite at 7:49 PM on December 5, 2007

I really enjoy this song. Very relaxing, like listening to a close friend on the beach, watching some fishing boats come in as the sun sets.
posted by empyrean at 12:50 AM on December 6, 2007

Real nice. I dig the surrealistic flavour of the French lyrics. Thanks.
posted by nicolin at 2:50 AM on December 8, 2007

entirely overwhelmingly wonderful.
posted by okclementine at 10:13 AM on December 8, 2007

Amazing, I couldn't stop whistling with the tune. Great Job!
posted by hadjiboy at 6:43 AM on January 27, 2008

You, my friend, need to put out a record, stat.
posted by umbú at 8:46 PM on October 19, 2010

This song is still a staple of any new playlists I create or mixes I make for friends, six years on. Love it. And now my babies love it too (it's on their morning-music-playlist).
posted by annathea at 11:28 AM on September 24, 2013 [1 favorite]

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