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David Gray — Nightblindness
Album: White Ladder
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Released: 1999
Length: 4:12
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A million to one outsiders
Nightblindness, can't see
Your bright eyes or what the time is
Twenty-five past eternity
Here listening to the sirens
Coming closer, now further away

What we gonna do when the money runs out?
I wish that there was something left to say
Where we gonna find the eyes to see a brighter day?

I'm sick of all the same old answers
Lost chances, cold stones
Propping mountains up on matchsticks
Dragging baskets full of bones

And honey, please don't stop your talking
'Cause there's a feeling won't leave me alone

What we gonna do when the money runs out?
I wish that there was something I could say
How we gonna find the eyes to see a brighter day?

What we gonna do when the money runs out?
I wish that there was something left to say
How we gonna find the eyes to see a brighter day?

A brighter day

Brighter day
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I do appreciate how he sometimes hits a Chris Robinson (Black Crowes)-style husky plaintiveness that is so vulnerable, so human...
A particular lady-friend of mine always said David Gray was her favorite musician. I hadn't really paid attention to David Gray as the music is a little slower than what I usually prefer, but between her insistence and the fact that anything featured on RP is worth a listen with an open mind even if I already have a formed opinion, I've given this another listen. It's still a little slow for my preference, but the slower speed fits the lyrics and the mood created by the music. Turns out the lady-friend and Bill/Rebecca are on to something (as usual).
 Danimal174 wrote:


Then open your ears. Most of his songs are quite good.

 
Yeah, with the word 'quite' in there, I almost agree with you

Can't help but hear "Welcome Me" by Indigo Girls...
 luca77 wrote:

I would have to hear David Gray singing a good song first ...
 

Then open your ears. Most of his songs are quite good.

 exeter wrote:

I was just thinking "this reminds me of what Dylan would sound like if he could actually sing in a key." :)

 
I would have to hear David Gray singing a good song first before I could compare the two. People are so quick to tarnish decades of great songwriting by comparing the artist to a modern day flash-in-the-pan.

 fluffybum wrote:
david gray sucks. his music is so depressing. makes me want to hang myself or at least have a good long cry. sheez.
 
what are you waiting for ...? go ahead
david gray sucks. his music is so depressing. makes me want to hang myself or at least have a good long cry. sheez.
What we gonna do when the money runs out?  Good song for the environment were in

One of those albums that really stick out in your life....one where every song is a sing-along...takes me back to the the deepest love of my life and the hardest heartbreak right behind it...."can't tell the bottle from the mountain top"........
 exeter wrote:

I was just thinking "this reminds me of what Dylan would sound like if he could actually sing in a key." :)

 

that's my thought exactly when my friend first brought this album back from ireland.   In those good days before david gray got slipped into the mainstream.  Good stuff.
 JesseJ wrote:
More David Please!! Especially PRE White Ladder stuff. His poetry verges on the level of Dylan.
 
I was just thinking "this reminds me of what Dylan would sound like if he could actually sing in a key." :)

A very, very fine album from a great songwriter.
As others have said, this whole album is GREAT. So is _A New Day at Midnight_, and y'know for the most part his new _Life in Slow Motion_ is good too. Especially "The One I Love." But maybe I'm just a diehard David Gray fan. :)
Oh wow, didn't know this was on RP. This song has literally made me cry, it's so heartfelt....one of my favorites by David Gray.
Haunting. One of my favorites off this album.
This album is excellent all the way through. It's unfortunate his subsequent work has not quite lived up to it.
What a surprise to hear this back in rotation--thanks Bill :)
More David Please!! Especially PRE White Ladder stuff. His poetry verges on the level of Dylan.
seems like this guy\'s hype is better than his substance, but I really probably havent heard enough of his stuff to tell.