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The War on Drugs — Lost In The Dream
Album: Lost in the Dream
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7.4

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Total ratings: 2896









Released: 2014
Length: 4:04
Plays (last 30 days): 5
Lost in the dream
Or just the silence of a moment
It's always hard to tell
Down in the way
They cut it open and they sold it
It's always hard to tell

I saw a soldier man
He locked his eyes like they were red
Ooh but it's hard they can't resist
You may risk it all
You'd risk it all for the memory
But it's living under your skin
Love's the key to the things that we see
And don't mind chasing
Leave the light on in the yard for me

When we were the same
We stroked our arms and we wore them thin
Ah the sadness it was in
You don't miss it man
You got it all like a memory
Now it's living under your skin
Love's the key to the games that we play
But don't mind losing
Love's the key to the things that we see
But you don't mind moving
It's a door...
It's the key to the dark...
Love's a game; it's always the same
Oh, all the way
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 William wrote:

The exact wording was "you've used up your lifetime quota of negative posts".

And technically me setting the rules here would make me more of a fascist than a communist, no?



William, you garnered over 220 likes on this post. How is this possible being such a, in your own words, 'fascist'? ROTFL and KUTGW!
 coloradojohn wrote:

There has yet been no equal to this, in my experience. I can never forget how my buddy Mike and I were held in its spell for a full two plays through on my Audiovox 8-track tape deck through the Jensen Tri-axials in the deck of my hotrod '70 Cutlass 'S' Coupe. I was parked on a dirt country road in a lush, mind-blowing place we liked to call Dinosaur Valley, one of our local favortite fishing holes, party spots, makeout places, later to be underwater in an Army Corps of Engineers lake project. At the time, we were unable to do anything but look at the scenery, look at each other, toke more weed, and go, WHOAH, DUDE! I still love and admire how, with this effort, they were able to finally get their act together in a whole new way, after the departure of their extraordinarily visionary founder, Syd, had understandably left them rather directionless for a bit, and how they made such incredibly rich immortal musical and lyrical art with such timeless themes as War, Death, Religion, Mental Illness, and more, all so damn fun and downright INTOXICATING to listen to, no matter how deep and dark. For me, this is still the absolute pinnacle of artisic achievement.




dude - are we listening to the same song??  :-)
This album is a good one all the way through...
Please play more often
 opaceo wrote:


Bill is a communist!
Can you believe he private messaged me to say I could only rate the music if I like it?
That I can only post positive feedback or I get terminated?
How democratic? WTF?




 BillG wrote:


And who ever said this is a democracy? It's a website with music curated by the folks who created it. You want to hear nothing but things you like feel free to curate your own play lists or start your own website that streams high quality audio with your own selections and stop whining about how offended you are because you got called out for being a jerk. 



Calm down McCarthy,  are you sure ?
This is the best campfire music EVER!
 Philipirata wrote:

In 2017 I was lying in the chemical stupor of chemotherapy when this album came out. It became its own kind of therapy.



Your chemo must have been kindler & gentler than the R-CHOP I went through  in 2011.  Anything I listened to more than once under R-CHOP quickly became my least favorite music.
In 2017 I was lying in the chemical stupor of chemotherapy when this album came out. It became its own kind of therapy.
 DaidyBoy wrote:

I'm confused too.  There are lots of things others do that we don't and vice versa.  We can't be Russian, for example.  Or birds.



Becoming Russian is easy - just learn the language and enjoy the culture and they will accept you. 
Am I the only one who hears: "You'd risk it all for the Man Ray"? Man Ray | Yuna's Princess adventure Wikia | Fandom
 BillG wrote:

The exact wording was "you've used up your lifetime quota of negative posts".

And technically me setting the rules here would make me more of a fascist than a communist, no?


I had a teacher of history at college that the first class gave a quick lesson on political system through out history. Democracy, socialism, communisms, monarchies, etc. At the end He said. What do you guys think this class should be. Surely all of us said, a democracy Prof... He looked at us and said, you are all wrong, this class is a mf monarchy and I am the MF King, hahaha. What a legend.  
Well RP is a Monarchy, and guess who is the King and who is the Queen?
Dont know why but thid beautiful song give me a very deep and without object nostalgic feeling.
There has yet been no equal to this, in my experience. I can never forget how my buddy Mike and I were held in its spell for a full two plays through on my Audiovox 8-track tape deck through the Jensen Tri-axials in the deck of my hotrod '70 Cutlass 'S' Coupe. I was parked on a dirt country road in a lush, mind-blowing place we liked to call Dinosaur Valley, one of our local favortite fishing holes, party spots, makeout places, later to be underwater in an Army Corps of Engineers lake project. At the time, we were unable to do anything but look at the scenery, look at each other, toke more weed, and go, WHOAH, DUDE! I still love and admire how, with this effort, they were able to finally get their act together in a whole new way, after the departure of their extraordinarily visionary founder, Syd, had understandably left them rather directionless for a bit, and how they made such incredibly rich immortal musical and lyrical art with such timeless themes as War, Death, Religion, Mental Illness, and more, all so damn fun and downright INTOXICATING to listen to, no matter how deep and dark. For me, this is still the absolute pinnacle of artisic achievement.
This is like listening to Dylan + Bruce Springsteen all in one riff... I just can't get enough of this.  
 BillG wrote:

The exact wording was "you've used up your lifetime quota of negative posts".

And technically me setting the rules here would make me more of a fascist than a communist, no?


Both ends of the political spectrum seem to devolve into authoritarianism, but I subscribed to this channel because of it's decision making structure and because it exposes me to a lot of music that I have overlooked.  Thanks, Bill.
Is it me or does his voice sound like he's the love-child of Bob Dylan and Paul Simon?


calle01 wrote:Bill is a communist!
Can you believe he private messaged me to say I could only rate the music if I like it?
That I can only post positive feedback or I get terminated?
How democratic? WTF?




 BillG wrote:

The exact wording was "you've used up your lifetime quota of negative posts".

And technically me setting the rules here would make me more of a fascist than a communist, no?


And who ever said this is a democracy? It's a website with music curated by the folks who created it. You want to hear nothing but things you like feel free to curate your own play lists or start your own website that streams high quality audio with your own selections and stop whining about how offended you are because you got called out for being a jerk. 
 BillG wrote:

The exact wording was "you've used up your lifetime quota of negative posts".

And technically me setting the rules here would make me more of a fascist than a communist, no?


Maybe just say dictator and call it a day. I'd be happy living under Bill's iron thumb any way to look at it. 
A good sound, authentic and true. Most of what they do is worthy of a listen.
Side two of Dark Side of the Moon into this, nice.  
Such an amazing band. Surprised Kurt Vile isnt getting play here either? Love the groove and vibe of The War on Drugs… Btw - stetsonman - thats like your opinion man
Worst band ever, worse than coldplay and that is condemnation
 DaidyBoy wrote:

I'm confused too.  There are lots of things others do that we don't and vice versa.  We can't be Russian, for example.  Or birds.



That just demonstrates a real lack of ambition on your part!
 MrsTom wrote:
I am so confused now.

VV wrote:


There are certain Bands that typify what the British can't do; this is one of them.
Too bad then that this isn't a British band.



I'm confused too.  There are lots of things others do that we don't and vice versa.  We can't be Russian, for example.  Or birds.

I am so confused now.


 VV wrote:


Too bad then that this isn't a British band.


whatsupdude wrote:
There are certain Bands that typify what the British can't do; this is one of them.
Too bad then that this isn't a British band.


I asked the record store people if  The War on Drugs was any good. The guy at the counter said "if you like Rod Stewart..." which I think he intended to be derogatory; but I said "yup".  Anyway, Rod Stewart?
 whatsupdude wrote:
There are certain Bands that typify what the British can't do; this is one of them.
 
Too bad then that this isn't a British band.
Hard to believe this song is already 7 years old. This will hold up another 10. Timeless.
Can't believe I missed these guys when raising kids. Magnificent.
 whatsupdude wrote:
There are certain Bands that typify what the British can't do; this is one of them.
 
Ever hear of Nick Drake? Richard Thompson? Paul Weller?
I've enjoyed RP for years so after 5 years of listening I finally signed up for an account to rank songs. The second reason I signed up? Incredibly civil and clever comments. (along with some beautiful smack-downs)  Thanks Bill and Rebecca. Greetings from the frozen north.  And thanks for introducing me to The War on Drugs.
There are certain Bands that typify what the British can't do; this is one of them.
RP is just the very best
 Milesxl wrote:

Sooo fed up listening to this mediocre zzzzzz.
something fresh pls.
 
How about you go and have a cold shower? It will be fresh and it may even wake you up from your slumber....
A young band that play like "old" souls. I can't get enough of these guys and can't wait to see what they put out next. This one gets a 9 from me.
Thank You!!!!  For playing the Cars "All Mixed UP" coming out of "Moving in Stereo" ! the way they should be played ! 
I have been waiting for decades for a radio station to do that!   What a pleasant surprise, I could n't believe it.  
Maybe next you play Tears for Fears "Head Over Heels/ Broken" and not out edit "Broken" !!!
Peace and keep up the great station(s)
Just about ready to rate the whole album 9. And that can lead to just one thing ...
I know some folks don't think this is too exciting but I am so delivered by so much of their music. Thinking of a Place...yes, several!
can't believe I'm just finding out about this band.  I love it!  long live RP!
 ace-marc wrote:
I like these guys.
Can't help myself - Bob Dylan meets the Waterboys?
Yep.
 

bump 
This album was the soundtrack to my first year of graduate school. It holds a special place. Adam Granduciel has one of the most stellar guitar tones in the music industry. He knows his gear.
happy new year
Excellent album. From cover photo on. 
 MrStatenIsle wrote:
Oooof, the Bore On Drugs really pushing the limits on this one.
 
Sooo fed up listening to this mediocre zzzzzz.
something fresh pls.
7-8. Bill, you're turning me into a fan like it or not!
 MrStatenIsle wrote:
Oooof, the Bore On Drugs really pushing the limits on this one.
 
That's so clever, you should be saving your best work for John Oliver or Jimmy Kimmel.
Oooof, the Bore On Drugs really pushing the limits on this one.
I like these guys.
Can't help myself - Bob Dylan meets the Waterboys?
Yep.
I really dig this band.
Love this tune, makes me think of loved ones lost, and all the loved ones still here. 
5 years old and this already makes me feel nostalgic. Thanks Bill, and thanks The War on Drugs.
 buddy wrote:
After going through a period of hearing a tune by this band on RP and going "damn, who is that?!", I finally broke down an purchased this album from iTunes.

Thanks, Bill & Rebecca, for once again turning me on to an excellent group, for the millionth time in the 10+ years I've been here.

 {#Cheers}
 

 Chewie wrote:
 Sends me to another place.
 

A nice and cosy bedroom....?
 giammin wrote:
4 times in the last 30 days is way TOO MUCH!
 

One time in the last 30 days would already be too much.
I just can't get tired of hearing this band, no matter how often I hear them.  Sends me to another place.
Back on the frequency but now with an account - lovely song, thanks
4 times in the last 30 days is way TOO MUCH!
My fav from them :-)
This whole album was fantastic. Also enjoyed his new one immensely. Thanks Bill and Rebecca for your always spot-on musical tastes. :)
7–>8
This is probably my favorite record of the last 5 years.
 BillG wrote:

The exact wording was "you've used up your lifetime quota of negative posts".

And technically me setting the rules here would make me more of a fascist than a communist, no?
 
Bill, You should use your veto more often. Comments should be about enlightening people about the music as some regular posters do, not whining that they don't like it. We don't care.....push the advance button if you don't like it.
Just upped to a 10...  this is beautiful music to sink into
 Pyro wrote:
The vocals are very Dylan-esque.  The only difference is, you can understand the lyrics AND he's singing in tune....
 
Yes, he doesn't mumble as much, but it is still that Dylan-like, half-spoken , raspy style of singing.

 slowchair wrote:
The voice reminds me of Bob Dylan. LOL I like this one. LOL Yep I'm a Dylan fan.
 

Yup, similar tone to a young B.D
Sounds a bit like the Waterboys.
I'd like to dedicate this song to Cousin Thomas, a beautiful soul who left too soon.  This was one of his favorite songs.  
Thanks to Bill, I found the War on Drugs.  I was lucky to be able to get tickets to see them play a few months back (7/22/18) at the Riverside Theater in Milwaukee.   What a show - great, smallish, classic venue.  Awesome light show and the band (as always, it seems) was pretty close to perfection.  Can't recommend these guys live enough.  

Thanks Bill for turning on to an awesome band !
The voice reminds me of Bob Dylan. LOL I like this one. LOL Yep I'm a Dylan fan.
 SurfDoc wrote:
Quite possibly the best post on RP, and I just came across it.  Absolutely love the war on drugs!  Keep up the good work Bill! 

BillG wrote:

The exact wording was "you've used up your lifetime quota of negative posts".

And technically me setting the rules here would make me more of a fascist than a communist, no?

 

 
OMG!

Real RP drama, and I missed it !!

 And lol, BillG: how does one answer a fascist's question?  

I will say, TWOD found a lifelong fan in me thanks to RP.  I say Long Live RP! 
 arserocket wrote:
LOVE THIS - everyone in my hog shed be dancin to this as they tazer hogs

 
{#Clap}
Quite possibly the best post on RP, and I just came across it.  Absolutely love the war on drugs!  Keep up the good work Bill! 

BillG wrote:

The exact wording was "you've used up your lifetime quota of negative posts".

And technically me setting the rules here would make me more of a fascist than a communist, no?

 


 BillG wrote:

The exact wording was "you've used up your lifetime quota of negative posts".

And technically me setting the rules here would make me more of a fascist than a communist, no?

 

well..... Mussolini DID get the Italian trains to run on time. I'll allow you this one.
Very nice set now! !
 BCarn wrote:
Kinda Dylan-esque. Like it.

 
Tom Petty and Bob had a baby
 arserocket wrote:
LOVE THIS - everyone in my hog shed be dancin to this as they tazer hogs

 
That's funny (squeeeeel now little piggy!!!)
 
 BillG wrote:
The exact wording was "you've used up your lifetime quota of negative posts".

And technically me setting the rules here would make me more of a fascist than a communist, no?
 
You have to be pretty bad to upset the Magnificent Professor Marvel.

 
Aaand relaaaax. Such a nice vibe to the songs from this group. Like a comfy jumper. I could do without some of the 'Dylan' but that's nit-picking
9 -> 10
Kinda Dylan-esque. Like it.
After going through a period of hearing a tune by this band on RP and going "damn, who is that?!", I finally broke down an purchased this album from iTunes.

Thanks, Bill & Rebecca, for once again turning me on to an excellent group, for the millionth time in the 10+ years I've been here.

 {#Cheers}
               
                       Looked. and recruited  like a soldier man.
                                        Now we both
                       Look like we stepped right out of drift store
 84MacGuy wrote:
Probably the best album of 2014 IMHO.

 
I would say the same. Really good stuff here.
bye bye troll!

Now i'm worried. How many is a 'lifetimes quota'? Whats my score? How many have i got left? am i in danger of being 'terminated'?
Note to self - must be more positive!! {#Laughing}
Probably the best album of 2014 IMHO.
 BillG wrote:

The exact wording was "you've used up your lifetime quota of negative posts".

And technically me setting the rules here would make me more of a fascist than a communist, no?

 
Benevolent Dictator has a nice ring to it.
LOVE THIS - everyone in my hog shed be dancin to this as they tazer hogs
ehm no
 elktester wrote:
best band and song I#ve ever heard. AWESOME

 
That's quite a statement for someone who is 62 years old.
 westslope wrote:

I prefer the term Leviathan myself.  

Personally, I am quite happy with the way you 'authoritatively' manage RP.   

 
Thank you Bill!
If people don't like the music here then go elsewhere. Keep up the good music! I am a fan! 
Just Fantastic.  Perfect album to drink whiskey too!
I only discovered this band recently and have since been listening to this album over and over again. Love it!
 BillG wrote:

The exact wording was "you've used up your lifetime quota of negative posts".

And technically me setting the rules here would make me more of a fascist than a communist, no?

 
I prefer the term Leviathan myself.  

Personally, I am quite happy with the way you 'authoritatively' manage RP.   
This is one of those albums you put on - sit back - beverage perhaps?! - and just let it go all the way through - sublime!
 On_The_Beach wrote:

All I can say, on behalf of (almost?) everyone is THANK YOU BILL!
I'm all for free speech, but when one is endlessly and exclusively negative, it just becomes tiresome and annoying.
Farewell calle01; wishing you the endless misery that you seem to love so much.

 
Here, here!  {#Cheers}
 BillG wrote:
The exact wording was "you've used up your lifetime quota of negative posts".
And technically me setting the rules here would make me more of a fascist than a communist, no?
 
All I can say, on behalf of (almost?) everyone is THANK YOU BILL!
I'm all for free speech, but when one is endlessly and exclusively negative, it just becomes tiresome and annoying.
Farewell calle01; wishing you the endless misery that you seem to love so much.
 calle01 wrote:
Bill is a communist!
Can you believe he private messaged me to say I could only rate the music if I like it?
That I can only post positive feedback or I get terminated?
How democratic?? WTF?
 

 
The exact wording was "you've used up your lifetime quota of negative posts".

And technically me setting the rules here would make me more of a fascist than a communist, no?
 calle01 wrote:
Bill is a communist!
Can you believe he private messaged me to say I could only rate the music if I like it?
That I can only post positive feedback or I get terminated?
How democratic?? WTF?
 

 
I don't understand why you listen RP if you don't like it, waste of time, no?
Unfortunately I am enjoying this less and less as time goes by.  The contrived vocal affectations are starting to get on my nerves.  ↓
 tonypf wrote:

Bobby D. progeny.  I like 'em.

 
Ah, that explains it!

Absolutely unpleasant vocals plus excruciatingly slow rhythm.
 westslope wrote:
I highly recommend the CD.
This band is coming to Vancouver.  How is the band live?
 
I saw them last time at the Rickshaw; great show.
This time they're playing the Vogue, which is a better venue.
I highly recommend the CD.

This band is coming to Vancouver.  How is the band live?

 
 calle01 wrote:

If I don't rate these songs honestly..
Bill would never know what would the best direction to take his set lists.
 

 

"the best direction?"
Don't delude yourself.. You are only one person, The "power" belongs to the majority that rate it much higher.
 calle01 wrote:
still very very very boring
Also on every time i log in ?? 

 
Karma. For being so consistently and aggressively negative.

The next time you hear this song  (and you will, you know you will), remember that you made it happen.

Enjoy!
best band and song I#ve ever heard. AWESOME
 calle01 wrote:
Who are you people? This band SUCKS!!!! You must all live under a rock... Lost in a scream.. of agony to even attempt to listen to this shit band. Bla!

 

Why do you listen to RP when 63% of what you rate is a "1?"
Go find some other place to your "liking" instead of dragging the ratings down!
 springof63 wrote:
Definitely the best way to be doing war

 
Yup, and if you can't find a solution then declare a war {#Cheesygrin}
 CoYoT51 wrote:
Sorry, find this deeply boring. Deeply flat and too Dylanesque.

 
Bobby D. progeny.  I like 'em.
Definitely the best way to be doing war
I love this band and this song...  the melodies and dream like meditative vocals.  Love it.
This is just a great effort by this band.  I really enjoy the entire album.
The whole album has a shimmery quality to it.

Its growing on me 
 ....smooth.....
Sorry, find this deeply boring. Deeply flat and too Dylanesque.
Not my favorite, but still quite likeable.  7
What a spectacular find.  The entire album is just a joy!  Thanks.  (It's so gratifying to find a band that doesn't treat a melody like something that should be scraped from the bottom of your shoe.)
 pousso wrote:
Love it. Dylan + Voice lessons + Mike Scott of the Waterboys = The War on Drugs.  Very nice!

 
I like your math
 ploba wrote:
love every song on the album - outstanding music - gets my vote for album of 2014!

 
Gets my vote too!  Thanks RP;-)
Sounds too much like Dylan for me
The vocals are very Dylan-esque.  The only difference is, you can understand the lyrics AND he's singing in tune....
Love it. Dylan + Voice lessons + Mike Scott of the Waterboys = The War on Drugs.  Very nice!