The Church — Ripple
Album: Priest = Aura
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6.7

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Total ratings: 521
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Released: 1992
Length: 5:51
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Tiny baby, so naive
I can't believe what you believe
You were once so happy here
It may not be Eden or summer in Greece
You may not even find the Gold Fleece
In the drag of this atmosphere
Now I don't want to bring up a delicate matter
No I'd much rather bribe or flatter you
'Cause flattery gets me everywhere
But you punctured my tires, you crossed all my wires
I brand your acolytes as a pack of liars
And the fire's singing everywhere

Buckle like a wreck on the cold green sea
Like you were a ripple in my memory

I lent you some collateral to buy new clothes
It went out the window and up your nose
And that's the end of the honeymoon
Yeah we walked down the aisle for another mile
I'd walk a million miles for one of your smiles
And you can have all the money soon

You're so deluxe, you're so divine
You're so fifty light years ahead of your time
You're a riddle, you're a ripple
You're the human sacrifice to the goddess of ice
Your hairdo is filled with diamonds and lice
And you're hardly off the nipple

Another little glitch in continuity
Like you were a ripple in my memory
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 Pieter wrote:
If that's a dingo on the cover, it's a long way from home.

 
Ever seen (heard of) an American Dingo?  I own 1 and he's quite similar to this album cover Aussie Dingo.
Not quite The Church of the 80's but really good.
neat  8 )
 Mayasha wrote:

Nerd reply: The light from distant stars is just now reaching us, we see them how they were long time ago. We see stars that died long time ago. So yes, distance can be a measure of time. And that's true especially for an artistic expression. Just saying...

 
Well said
 nicknt wrote:
It's incredible that this little gem doesn't reach at least an 8 average rating ... 

 
with its almost hypnotic rhythm it should...love these guys...
This is actually a great band... for those who in the later 80s and early 90s had already seen some stuff!!
Good band for a sunday, Bill.Actually, good band any day!
Firkin A lyrics.
 sergeant_x wrote:
Nerd complaint:  The lyric "you're so fifty light years ahead of your time" —-  A light year is a measure of distance, not a time period.... Get it straight people!

 
Nerd reply: The light from distant stars is just now reaching us, we see them how they were long time ago. We see stars that died long time ago. So yes, distance can be a measure of time. And that's true especially for an artistic expression. Just saying...
I try to ignore The Church and PSD straight away, but somedays (and they are on EVERYDAY) I just cant get away from how god dam crap they are! ( I know.......  each to their own and all that) And quoting a 1921 song in the lyric? I suppose that's clever irony is it? - I'm sure one of RPs resident pseudo intellectuals will let us all know.
Nerd complaint:  The lyric "you're so fifty light years ahead of your time" ---  A light year is a measure of distance, not a time period.... Get it straight people!
 joempie wrote:
Everybody in The Church loves this song :)

Interesting, I never realized they could sound like Bauhaus... 

 
Ummm...  that's because they can not.  Perhaps you should get a professional to look at the wax buildup in your ears.
 Pieter wrote:
If that's a dingo on the cover, it's a long way from home.

 

There is a unique brand of wolf or jackal native to the deserts of north africa..... I believe this is it.

Mind you, could be a street mutt! Cairo has a lot of those
 joempie wrote:
Everybody in The Church loves this song :)

Interesting, I never realized they could sound like Bauhaus... 

 
I haven't listened to this in years. I'll have to dig this one out of my cd collection and give it a listen.
I would buy this album just for the photo on the cover!

Too bad it's listed on Amazon at $45??? HUH? {#Eek}
It's incredible that this little gem doesn't reach at least an 8 average rating ... 
Everybody in The Church loves this song :)

Interesting, I never realized they could sound like Bauhaus... 
 Cynaera wrote:

I really hope Bill reads this one on the air someday - SO funny!  Thanks for the blast of intelligence mixed with humor.

 
Miss you so much, Ann...

rest in peace...

 
MY CULT BAND STEVE KILBEY AND MWP FOREVER  THE BEST
This just kept growing and growing on me as I listened...I was really bummed out when it was over!  {#Devil_pimp}
This song is so much better than a 6.7...
Sounds like some good 80s psychedelic rock.... would mix well with Echo

from a church album i don't own (yet).  love this band {#Cowboy}


...oh, very nice after tango for django...
 lwilkinson wrote:

I think that's referred to as "Syncronicity" (Karl Jung); simultaneous knowledge passed thru' the unconscious that is "realized" on a universal level across the globe.....................or it could just be space aliens with little pointy heads and bad skin.

{#Confused}

 
I really hope Bill reads this one on the air someday - SO funny!  Thanks for the blast of intelligence mixed with humor.

Sounds like a soundtrack from a B grade movie
...i realise that i'm just repeating myself at this point, but damn, this is good music...



 lkbooth71 wrote:
A Love and Rocket's chaser would be tasty right about now...
 
yes that too, I was thinking Jesus & Mary Chain's "Just Like Honey" might be nice!

If that's a dingo on the cover, it's a long way from home.
love this song ... great morning music.
 xkolibuul wrote:
Joseph Campbell was really good at wild unsubstantiated theoretical leaps. Mexico didn't need the Old World to learn how to build pyramids. Don't believe the hype.
 
I think that's referred to as "Syncronicity" (Karl Jung); simultaneous knowledge passed thru' the unconscious that is "realized" on a universal level across the globe.....................or it could just be space aliens with little pointy heads and bad skin.

{#Confused}

...magnetic disturbance distorting the meters...
Damn.  Love the lyrics to this song. 

Now I don't want to bring up a delicate matter
No I'd much rather bribe or flatter you
'Cause flattery gets me everywhere

But you've punctured my tires, you've crossed all my wires
I brand your acolytes as a pack of liars
And the fire's singing everywhere

I leant you some collateral to buy new clothes
It went out the window and up your nose
And that's the end of the honeymoon

Steve Kilbey's the only guy who could write this stuff......

...nice... :sunny:
Joseph Campbell was really good at wild unsubstantiated theoretical leaps. Mexico didn't need the Old World to learn how to build pyramids. Don't believe the hype. driver8 wrote:
it is officially friday afternoon now. and quite the perfect choice song to begin it with.
My first time hearing the tune, but--WOW!--what a kickass album cover.
Shesdifferent wrote:
What an excellent choice!
I agree! Excellently chosen - like the tune. :yes:
His passing through my life was like a whisper... but he made ripples in my little pond....
jadewahoo wrote:
The only church I pay attention to is The Church.
What an excellent choice!

And the songs not bad either!
driver8 wrote:
Cool, thanks for the info! Time to get out of Iraq before we blow up the rest of the Ziggurats. Mmm...now I crave a Zagnut.
moonbat wrote:
Great album. Dark as hell, but great. Driver8, would that temple be considered a ziggurat? Cute dog.
isn't that (ziggurat) a candy bar? i keed! I guess it could be considered a ziggurat. Wiki reports about ziggurats in mesopatamia while this one is in Egypt. Something of note:
Joseph Campbell in his Masks of God books says that there is archaelogical evidence supporting a direct link between Mesopotamian ziggurats and the pyramids of Egypt. Campbell also states that from Egypt, the Mesopotamian culture was passed on almost simultaneously on two separate fronts to Crete and India. From India it reached China and from there it crossed the ocean to the pre-columbian societies of Central and South America, which could explain the similarities between ziggurats and Mayan pyramids.
Shades of The The in this number, the singer sounding more than a little like Holly Johnson. IMO naturally :)
Definitely not a cover of the Grateful Dead's Ripple. Now that would be something to hear, wouldn't it?
Great album. Dark as hell, but great. Driver8, would that temple be considered a ziggurat? Cute dog.
High lights from research by Joseph Burns : 1) It is the Step Pyramid of King Zoser of the Third Dynasty - who reigned from c2780 to 2720 BC. 2) The Step Pyramid is found at the site of Saqqara in Egypt and pre-dates what we commonly know as the pyramids and is built differently. 3) Historians say it is the 'first' pyramid built with 'steps', while later pyramids are big triangular mountains of rock. 4) Its creator, Imhotep, came to be deified in later Egyptian tradition. He is the first artist whose name has been recorded in history, and deservedly so, since his acheivement is standing still today." 5) Under King Zoser, a set calendar in egypt of 365 days started in 2772. Also this period has the first reports of domesticated dogs in Egypt. 6) The dog that graces the album cover is in fact called Spot, and not Fido as many scholars have suggested.
Reminds me of Love and Rockets-
jadewahoo wrote: The only church I pay attention to is The Church. rixtar99 wrote:
figures
Which means what?
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