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Big Thief — Simulation Swarm
Album: Dragon New Warm Mountain I Believe In You
Avg rating:
6.5

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Total ratings: 230









Released: 2022
Length: 4:07
Plays (last 30 days): 5
I tried to tell you
I didn't know how to stay
You believe she can see through
Cutting at the silent clay
A relief, beckon deep blue
Fettered in the magnet sun
Eat the gun as it feeds you
Spitting up the oxygen
Once again
Once again

Once again, empty horses
Gallop through the violet door
Follow red, crooked courses
Shadows on the moonlit floor
O my stars, winged creatures
Gathering in silken height
Like the last human teachers

Once again, we must bleed new
Even as the hours shake
Crystal blood like a dream true
A ripple in the wound and wake
You believe, I believe too
That you are the river of light
Who I love, that I cling to
In the belly of the empty night

From the 31st floor of the simulation swarm
With the drone of fluorescence
Flicker, fever, fill the form
With a warm gush, now I wanna touch
Like we never could before
I'd fly to you tomorrow, I'm not fighting in this war
I wanna drop my arms and take your arms
And walk you to the shore

I remember building an energy shield
In your room, like a temple
Swallows in the windless field
Very thin, with your mother
Tall as a pale green tree
Very wild, bright as winter
Rising with a prism key
And a child to deliver
Tangled in the blood and vine
The first little angel

Little Andy, soft in your newborn skin
Only one, little Andy, will you return again?
I believe we can renew
And you could be my brother
Once again, fall asleep with our backs against each other
You believe, I believe too
That you are the river of light who I love
That I sing to in the belly of the empty night

From the 31st floor of the simulation swarm
With the drone of fluorescence
Flicker, fever, fill the form
With a warm gush, now I wanna touch
Like we never could before
I'd fly to you tomorrow, I'm not fighting in this war
I wanna drop my arms and take your arms
And walk you to the shore
I'd fly to you tomorrow, I'm not fighting in this war
I wanna drop my arms and take your arms
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I'm hearing a lot of Fleetwood Mac's "Rumours" on this song.  Something about the style, the tracking, and the very minimal effects on the vocals and especially on the drums.  Obviously no comparison to the legend Fleetwood Mac and the song doesn't quite raise to the occasion of letting the rock and roll energy fly, but I am definitely hearing something there.
 tutakea wrote:

i don't get it. this is truly the most ridiculous music i have heard in many years.



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i don't get it. this is truly the most ridiculous music i have heard in many years.
This is a great band. 
Saw this band at Stephen Colbert a couple of weeks ago and did not really like them. Hearing the same song here at RP is different ... kind of like it and gave it a starting 7.
 mortrates wrote:

She sounds hot.


ETA: I should've left it to my imagination.



In trying times, comments like this exacerbate, don't mitigate.
 sfoster66 wrote:

A bit thin, like a watery pinot noir...let's blend in something with a bit more body and we might end up with a better outcome...




More like a $3.00 Central Valley chardonnay.
 Ihatethissong wrote:

Oooooh I LOVE that outro fuzzy guitar solo!!!!
10 for that



That caught my ear too - love it!!
She sounds hot.


ETA: I should've left it to my imagination.
Yay - fave track on the album - 9 from me 👍

Sounds a little like the band Daughter on this track - No Care -esque
Oooooh I LOVE that outro fuzzy guitar solo!!!!
10 for that
A bit thin, like a watery pinot noir...let's blend in something with a bit more body and we might end up with a better outcome...
New artist to me.  First comment.

Maybe I'll warm to this tune.
My initial response is a mediocre 4.