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The War on Drugs — I Don't Live Here Anymore
Album: I Don't Live Here Anymore
Avg rating:
7.2

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Total ratings: 231









Released: 2021
Length: 5:15
Plays (last 30 days): 7
I was lying in my bed
A creature void of form
Been so afraid of everything
I need a chance to be reborn
I never wanted anything
That someone had to give
I don't live here anymore
I went a long way with you

When I think about the old days, babe
You're always on my mind
I know it ain't like I remember
I guess my memories run wild
Like when we went to see Bob Dylan
We danced to Desolation Row
But I don't live here anymore
But I got no place to go

Beating like a heart
I'm gonna walk through every doorway, I can't stop
I need some time, I need control, I need true love
I wanna find out everything I need to know
I'm gonna say everything that there is to say
Although you've taken everything I need away
I'm gonna make it to the place I need to go
We're all just walking through this darkness on our own

Time surrounds me like an ocean
My memories like waves
Is life just dying in slow motion
Or getting stronger every day?
I never took our love for granted
You never left me wanting more
But you'd never recognise me, babe
I don't live here anymore

Beating like a heart
I'm gonna walk through every doorway, I can't stop
I need some time, I need control, I need true love
I wanna find out every thing I need to know
I'm gonna say everything that I need to say
Although you've taken everything I need away
I'm gonna take it to the place I need to go
We're all just walking through this darkness on our own

Beating like a heart
I'm gonna walk through every doorway, I can't stop
I need some time, I need control, I need true love
I wanna find out every thing I need to know
I'm gonna say everything that I need to say
Although you've taken everything I need away
I'm gonna take it to the place I need to go
We're all just walking through this darkness on our own

We're all just walking through this darkness on our own
We're all just walking through this darkness on our own
We're all just walking through this darkness on our own
We're all just walking through this darkness on our own
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Another solid album from TWOD.  I like the lyrics and the sound they make.  My hotel room would be doing some dancing.
 xknox wrote:

For anyone interested, here is Adam Granduciel's explanation about how this song came about.

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/...



Thanks, that was a cool podcast!
Not many songs give me shivers, but several War on Drugs tunes have from their previous two albums. This song is the latest one to really move me.  So stoked that they continue to deliver!!!!
For anyone interested, here is Adam Granduciel's explanation about how this song came about.

https://podcasts.apple.com/us/...
I laugh, the drum machine sound. I believe Adam does all the music himself then brings in the band.(I read somewhere) so maybe that’s the reason. I’ve seen them live many times especially in their early days(Kurt Vile still playing). The drummer looks like pulling out that continuous beat is painful. As for which album is best.. who knows they sound the same as many people say but each album is different.my 2c
Huh! A War on Drugs song where I can mostly understand the lyrics. Go figure! A 7 on first listen and I'm sure soon to be nudged up. 
 amelikanoi wrote:

I dig this song, but thought it was an 80's tune! Distinct 80's sound. Can't believe it's 2021. 


Yes, definite 80's retro-chic vibe.  Not a bad thing.
 bdwhitepm wrote:

Anyone have a suggestion for the best album?


How about starting with "A Deeper Understanding", Grammy Award for Best Rock Album 2018 ? Or "Lost in the Dream" 2014.

 frap42 wrote:
Well maybe it needs to grow on me...

It grows and grows, man this one is just huge, even though you don't know it immediately. I can't stop playing it over and over again
 
I want to like TWOD and it gets a 7.  I have been digging deeper in to their catalog and I keep expecting to find something more here, but it does not seem to be. 

Anyone have a suggestion for the best album?
 amelikanoi wrote:

I dig this song, but thought it was an 80's tune! Distinct 80's sound. Can't believe it's 2021. 



Reminds me of The Church.
Boy, when this started I was sure hoping it was them. Awesome!
I love TWOD - they have a great vibe and its easy to listen to.
 MilesW wrote:

I know some will disagree - my opinion only, but don't all their songs sound the same? It seems the drummer only knows one beat... Nothing against anyone who likes/loves it - have fun...


This song deviates from the "standard" chord progressions of most of the previous stuff I've heard from them, but it's a similar  groove, similar tempo;  that's their "sound".  I understand its appeal, but it often seems like a drum machine where he not only doesn't alter the beat style, but doesn't even change the BPM setting.  It works for them and their fans.
 MilesW wrote:

I know some will disagree - my opinion only, but don't all their songs sound the same? It seems the drummer only knows one beat... Nothing against anyone who likes/loves it - have fun...


Drummer?...thought it was machine. have other albums not this one
Big Bette Davis Eyes vibes!v
I know some will disagree - my opinion only, but don't all their songs sound the same? It seems the drummer only knows one beat... Nothing against anyone who likes/loves it - have fun...
Sounds, musically, like Don Henly. Ie. deadhead sticker on a Cadillac.
Very much WOD. With the vocal help of Lucious (the best band you’ve not heard of). Great song
 frap42 wrote:
oh can I be the first one to comment?? 

Too bad I'm not really positive about this one...(I also did not recognize it as The war on Drugs stuff).  Well maybe it needs to grow on me... 

Cheers


Yeah, I know it's only pop music, but that redundant two or three chords with a lot of overproduction is par for the course for The War on Drugs.
I dig this song, but thought it was an 80's tune! Distinct 80's sound. Can't believe it's 2021. 
oh can I be the first one to comment?? 

Too bad I'm not really positive about this one...(I also did not recognize it as The war on Drugs stuff).  Well maybe it needs to grow on me... 

Cheers