The War On Drugs — Thinking Of A Place
Album: A Deeper Understanding
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7.7

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Total ratings: 2006









Released: 2017
Length: 11:06
Plays (last 30 days): 4
It was back in Little Bend that I saw you
Light was changing on the water
Where birds above it flown
There was pain in your eyes
So you vanished in the night
Missouri River in the distance
So I lied upon the lawn

I remember walking against the darkness of the beach
Love is like a ghost in the distance, ever-reached
Travel through the night because there is no fear
Alone but right behind until I watched you disappear

I'm moving through the dark
Of a long black night
Just moving with the moon
And the light it shines
And I'm thinking of a place
And it feels so very real
Just moving through the dark

Once I had a dream I was falling from the sky
Coming down like running water
Passing by myself alight
In the morning, I would wake to the sound of summer falls
Like little whispers through the signs

I'm moving through the dark
Of a long black night
And I'm looking at the moon
And the light it shines
But I'm thinking of a place
And it feels so very real
Oh, it was so full of love!

Come and take my hand, babe
There's a turn in the road that we've been taking
But it'll set you free
Because there's a rhythm in the way that we've been moving
Yeah, there's a darkness over there, but we ain't going

See it through through my eyes
Walk me to the water
Hold my hand and something turns to me
Love me every night
Drown me in the water
Hold my hand and there's something turning me
See it through my eyes
Love me like no other
And hold my hand and something turns to me
And turns me into you

Lead me through the light
Pull me from the water
Hold my hand and something turns to me
Turns me into you
Just see it through my eyes
Love me like no there
Hold my hand and something turns to me
Turns me into you
Turn to me
Into you
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I was on a lonely, dark road in central Michigan last night when this came on the RP app. 

Snow swirling hypnotically around the car. Farmhouse lights in the distance. A blinking amber light above an intersection. And this playing loud.

I'm moving through the dark
Of a long black night

It was transcendent.
superb ... the best of the USA IMHO
Way too long. Needed PSD button twice.


{#Crown}
 justin4kick wrote:
Good musicians, decent song and cleverly made but it doesn't hit me. None of their songs so far. The new Toto?

 
I know what you mean, but I like that, it's good music you can listen too without it being in your face.
Good musicians, decent song and cleverly made but it doesn't hit me. None of their songs so far. The new Toto?
Does anyone else hear Al Stewart?
 On_The_Beach wrote:

Better still, quit whining and hit the PSD button.

 
Yes
 ekin wrote:
this song takes me to the somewhere i feel myself uplifted and makes me dream about endless spring feelings... it's feels like my childhood memories {#Jump}

 
I'm with you.
 cgrove wrote:
The War on Drugs.....ugh.  Terrible. Every song sounds the same and they're all terrible.  Take them out of the rotation.
 
Better still, quit whining and hit the PSD button.
The War on Drugs.....ugh.  Terrible. Every song sounds the same and they're all terrible.  Take them out of the rotation.
This song has become ingrained into my mind and I'm glad- sounds a lot like a classic already. love this album. love this band.
 westslope wrote:

Agreed.  Though the designation is odd to say the least as Petty, Springsteen, Mellencamp, and Adam Granduciel are very much urban artists.  

 
Like most genre labels, it's somewhat vague and inaccurate, though I believe it may have first been applied to Mellencamp, who was not urban - he was a very small-town, rural guy.


 westslope wrote:

Agreed.  Though the designation is odd to say the least as Petty, Springsteen, Mellencamp, and Adam Granduciel are very much urban artists.  

 
Like most genre labels, it's somewhat vague and inaccurate, though I believe it may have first been applied to Mellencamp, who was not urban - he was a very small-town, rural guy - or at least played up that image.

And I speak for all of the fish in this here big beautiful pond when I say THANK YOU Yammer!  The Eagles flew in for the kill just in the knick of time{#Exclaim} I'm still giddy like my first swim... did y'all hear four high rollers banked a cool $MIL of their own duckets on that game{#Question}{#Exclaim}  Holy WHACKamole... Happy CINCO!

mcYammer wrote:

Gotta say both are recent discoveries for me and make me a happier listener than before I knew them. Thanks, Philly

both know how to play electric guitar

 


Really good song but the production quality seems to be wanting.  I wonder what would have happened had they worked with an A list producer.

Follow this - take some time - commit - listen through.
There is a stream of thought -
The evolution of a dream -
A guitar feature that is less a solo and more a human voice from the other side of something.
Pieces of poetry
A falling further into sleep
Remembering
Recalling of something important and the telling - to someone - or anyone.
It’s a journey - it’s remarkable and beautiful.


has to be one of my favorite bands of modern time
Outstanding song
Outstanding band
 FatPants wrote:
Such a great song from a great album. As a Philadelphian, it makes me happy to see the success of The War on Drugs and Kurt Vile.

 
Gotta say both are recent discoveries for me and make me a happier listener than before I knew them. Thanks, Philly

both know how to play electric guitar