Gomez — How We Operate
Album: How We Operate
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Released: 2006
Length: 5:21
Plays (last 30 days): 3
Calm down
And get straight
It's in our eyes
It's how we operate

You're true
You are
I'd apologize but it won't go very far

Please come here
Come right on over
And when we collide we'll see what gets left over

A little joy
A little sorrow
And a little pride so we won't have to borrow
Wherever you lead, I'll follow

Turn me inside out and upside down
And try to see things my way
Turn a new page, tear the old one out
And I'll try to see things your way

Please come here
Please come on over

There is no line that you can't step right over
Without you well I'm left hollow
So can we decide to try a little joy tomorrow
'Cos baby tonight I'll follow

Turn me inside out and upside down
And try to see things my way
Turn a new page, tear the old one out
And I'll try to see things your way

The way that we've been speaking now
I swear that we'd be friends, I swear
'Cos all these little deals go down with
Little consequences, we share, we share

Turn me inside out and upside down
And try to see things my way
Turn a new page, tear the old one out
And I'll try to see things your way

And I'm gonna love you anyway
Try to see things your way
Try to see things your way
Try to see things your way
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Whoa!  I know what you did there, Bill...I smell what you're steppin' in.
Love this song, great music, very good lyrics.  Shame Gomez seems to have disappeared, it has been 7 years since their last album.   In Our Gun is one of my all time favorite albums.  
Excellent ! it's the city of Agel n°2 ??? Where are you Alanis {#Biggrin}
Love this Gomez song! Never object when it rolls around on my iTunes playlist. Gomez in general is good stuff.
 Pjesnik wrote:

Some do, some don't. Similar to sine function, like pretty much everything in the world.   

 
Awesome! 
It's a rare occasion when someone makes a math reference that most people might understand.  
I'm also impressed with the high number of quality "BillG Rocks!" comments on this song. Bravo to BILLG again, always! 
dunno why I love this one. it's just got a beat to it. 
Bill has the taste and broad scope of time on his  side to choose exquisite music and transitions of all periods and types of music.
This song is one of my all time favorites!!!!! Gooooo mez... {#Crown}
 guthrieandme wrote:
Whoa... never heard the similarities between Alanis Morissette's "Uninvited" and this before. Kinda cool.

 
Neither had I... why?
Does Bill have some sort of a gift to be able to do this... to have this kind of intelligence (inter legere... being able to make relations between things)?
Anyway, that's why I have been listening to RP for about 15 years now.
TYVM Bill!   {#Notworthy}


Whoa... never heard the similarities between Alanis Morissette's "Uninvited" and this before. Kinda cool.
I bought this for my iPod as soon as I heard it and never get sick of it.
Come to think of it, most of the stuff on my iPod I discovered on RP.
Bill, you are the professor of my musical education {#Motor}
{#Bananajam}{#Bananapiano}{#Drummer}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Bananajam}
 jbuhl wrote:
 
NirvJam

 
Sounds painful!
I wouldn't know Gomez existed if it wasn't for RP. Thanks Bill!
  Pioneer_Sing wrote:
My missus always says this is Pearl Jam when she hears it.....even I am starting to believe it!!!

dragon1952 wrote:

Kinda has a Nirvana feel to it also.

 
NirvJam
 fatcatjb wrote:
unbelievably...this song is starting to make sense to me. Went from 1 to 5 in one fell swoop

 
You've started to see things his way!
unbelievably...this song is starting to make sense to me. Went from 1 to 5 in one fell swoop
 luk4zen wrote:
Nice to hear this here... Hounted me for a wile ..{#Bananajam}

 
It did what now?
Nice to hear this here... Hounted me for a wile ..{#Bananajam}
 stevetheshoe wrote:
Reading the good and bad comments on this song reminds me of why I hate the internet. For some reason it fools people into thinking that the world cares what they think.

 
Some do, some don't. Similar to sine function, like pretty much everything in the world.   
That is definitely a great voice and delivery to start, and when the bass and drums kick in, this baby takes off and flies the skies ablaze!
What a segue (sp. "seg way")!!!


 Webfoot wrote:

You can't reach it through the ear canal?  {#Wave}

 
don't I wish Webfoot! This song gets big points and accolades. I am missing something...
Great band, little known

Glad to hear it on RP 
RP should propose different songs of Gomez as well, this one is in heavy rotation but it's boring when you hear always one single song of a band.
The voice is very irritating and the plucking strings blow.
 
Wicked segue fr Alanis uninvited to gomez  how we operate. Love your transitions. 
IMHO Ben ranks high for rock voices. See them live if you have the chance. 
 Pioneer_Sing wrote:
My missus always says this is Pearl Jam when she hears it.....even I am starting to believe it!!!

 
Kinda has a Nirvana feel to it also.
Diggin' it!
 
 Steely_D wrote:
Every time I hear the banjo figure kick in, I think how much I like these guys. I've done a lot of driving with Gomez as the soundtrack.
Thanks to BillG for turning me on to them! 

 
Absolutely.  Great band, rarely heard over here.  This track is just up to a solid 9 from this part of the world.  Thanks RP.
Really nice segue from Alanis Morissette...
Couple years back my granddaughter and her cousins wanted to do the "Disneyland Experience" in Anaheim.  I'd just as soon stick an ice pick in my eye, but since the kids really wanted to go, I tagged along.  It was as weird as I feared, but then I saw there was a House of Blues in Disneytown.  There on the marquee: Gomez, Thursday Night!  Let's just say that seeing them was the high point of the visit for me. They were fabulous live.   My granddaughter loved Disneyland.  A good week.
 fatcatjb wrote:
for those who admire this song, more power to you. I hit pause until it's over. This song gets stuck in my head and it becomes an itch I cannot scratch. I don't have to like everything!

 
You can't reach it through the ear canal?  {#Wave}
 ench wrote:

comment
noun Ëˆ/kä-ˌment/

: a spoken or written statement that expresses an opinion about someone or something

: a written note that explains or discusses the meaning of something (such as a piece of writing)

: spoken or written discussion about something (such as an event in the news)



 
{#Clap}  {#Yes}
 stevetheshoe wrote:
Reading the good and bad comments on this song reminds me of why I hate the internet. For some reason it fools people into thinking that the world cares what they think.

 
comment
noun Ëˆ/kä-ˌment/

: a spoken or written statement that expresses an opinion about someone or something

: a written note that explains or discusses the meaning of something (such as a piece of writing)

: spoken or written discussion about something (such as an event in the news)


Foot tapping under my desk......................
 fatcatjb wrote:
2nd time today I have taken a pause from RP

 

Poor baby. Too bad you can't just permanently pause and take your negative comments with you....
2nd time today I have taken a pause from RP
for those who admire this song, more power to you. I hit pause until it's over. This song gets stuck in my head and it becomes an itch I cannot scratch. I don't have to like everything!
Reading the good and bad comments on this song reminds me of why I hate the internet. For some reason it fools people into thinking that the world cares what they think.
I always think I'm about to hear Andrew Bird... then it turns to 90s regurg. 
 Hippostar wrote:

There there... just take a deep breath.  It'll be okay.

 
{#Clap}
My missus always says this is Pearl Jam when she hears it.....even I am starting to believe it!!!
 aaronm wrote:
Hippostar wrote:
Sounds like run-of-the-mill, forgettable 90's rock.  This would stack up nicely against Seven Mary Tree, the Toadies, Nickelback or Creed.

 
It's not just that I disagree with you (though I do, in the strongest possible terms). I'm legitimately afraid for your legal and financial future. Comparing Gomez to Nickelback or Creed could, and should, land you some sort of enormous defamation lawsuit.

 
There there... just take a deep breath.  It'll be okay.
Every time I hear the banjo figure kick in, I think how much I like these guys. I've done a lot of driving with Gomez as the soundtrack.
Thanks to BillG for turning me on to them! 
 RandomousJam wrote:
I'm still struggling to understand the music of Gomez. I know some devoted fans, but personally I haven't quite got it yet.

 
I'm with you. I'm generally willing to give any song that's well received by the RP audience the benefit of the doubt, but this just sounds a little too much like the complaint rock I didn't care for in the late 90s and early 2000s. 
 Aud wrote:


You think he sounds like Peter Lorre??????!!!!
HUH?
Even if I was drunk, stoned, drugged, hallucinating, delerious,etc I would never think of those two together in one concept.....

{#Eh}  {#No} 

 
You must have never heard Peter Lorre singing.  He did a kick-ass version of 'My Old Flame"*.
{#Propeller}

*actually, it was Spike Jones and his band.
I'm pretty sure that's Earl Scruggs on banjo...right?
 ThePoose wrote:
Sounds more like Eddie Vedder, dontcha think?

Aud wrote:


You think he sounds like Peter Lorre??????!!!!
HUH?
Even if I was drunk, stoned, drugged, hallucinating, delerious,etc I would never think of those two together in one concept.....

{#Eh}  {#No} 
 



 
Ed Vedder could only dream of having a voice like Ben's