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Ray LaMontagne — Let It Be Me
Album: Gossip In The Grain
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Released: 2008
Length: 4:33
Plays (last 30 days): 0
There comes a time
A time in everyone's life
When nothing seems to go your way
Where nothing seems to turn out right

There may come a time
When you just can't seem to find your place
And for every door you open
It seems like you get two slammed in your face

That's when you need someone
Someone that you can call
When all your faith is gone
And it feels like you can't go on

Let it be me
Let it be me
If it's a friend you need
Let it be me
Let it be me

When it feels like you're always comin' up last
Pockets full of nothin' ain't got no cash
No matter where you turn
You ain't got no place to stand
You reach out for something and they slap your hand

I remember all too well
Just how it feels to be all alone
To feel like you'd give anything
For just a little place you can call your own

That's when you need someone
Someone that you can call
When all your faith is gone
And it feels like you can't go on

Let it be me
Let it be me
If it's a friend you need
Let it be me
Let it be me
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 Lonestar wrote:
Pusscore!
 
Ugly .... troll .... into the fire with Donald the Deranged
I love his voice!!!
This guy is incredibly talented!
 chocodog wrote:
this guy is such a sell out ... he doesn't give a shit about his fans, just cares about selling albums.
 
I totally disagree with you. In my opinion he has enormous talent and a very low key demeanor. I enjoy his work a lot. I think he writes great lyrics and I feel that his voice is unique and special.


Some unnecessarily harsh criticism of Ray below.  I think he's pretty good.
 smc9229 wrote:
seems like Ray may have come down with a touch of Jack Johnsonitits, albeit with a more melancholy tinge.
 
Second that!
this guy is such a sell out ... he doesn't give a shit about his fans, just cares about selling albums.
 rdo wrote:
I can't detect an ounce of difference between the voices of Damien Rice and Ray LaMontagne.
 
woah...a world of difference to me. 

Great stuff.  However, I have to say this whole Grizzly Adams beard trend nowadays just kills me.
And another song for autistic people ... C'mon guys and gals ... this guy sucks big time ... lets ban him from everywhere
 vivakitty wrote:
I'd put this album on for a little quiet time on the couch with a sweetie.  IfyouknowwhatImeanandIthinkyoudo.
 
Your RL name is 'Amy', isn't it? Just guessing from your tagline: us EJ fans gotta stick together. Oh yeah: IknowwhatyoumeanandIthinkRayisgreattoo.

c.

Kind of like a burger with no cheese...not too bad, but something's definitely missing.
I'd put this album on for a little quiet time on the couch with a sweetie.  IfyouknowwhatImeanandIthinkyoudo.
 FlatCat wrote:
He's really good and does great stuff but, does he have to breathe poignantly between EVERY phrase?

"I remember (breathe) oh too well (breathe) just how it feels (breathe) to be all alone. (breathe) Feel like you'd give everything (breathe) ..."

"If it's a (breathe) friend (breathe) you (breathe) need (breathe)...

 
Maybe he has a respiratory ailment like asthma.

 FlatCat wrote:
He's really good and does great stuff but, does he have to breathe poignantly between EVERY phrase?

"I remember (breathe) oh too well (breathe) just how it feels (breathe) to be all alone. (breathe) Feel like you'd give everything (breathe) ..."

"If it's a (breathe) friend (breathe) you (breathe) need (breathe)...

 
That's funny...give the man Oxygen! {#Lol} I don't think it's quite that bad, but I like the post.
 linden wrote:
Every time one of Ray's songs come on, I think a large black woman is singing. I'm always surprised to find out it's him.
 
that's soul baby

{#No}
A bit too soft for my liking. Gets a 2 rating.
I can't detect an ounce of difference between the voices of Damien Rice and Ray LaMontagne.
Sounds like a softer and mellow Joe Cocker...like it!
Pusscore!
Just what the world needs: a male version of k.d. lang. Ugh.
A little LaMontagne goes a LONG way. Hey Ray, how about mixin' things up a bit? You sound the same in EVERY song!!!!! ZZZZZZZZZZ 
He's really good and does great stuff but, does he have to breathe poignantly between EVERY phrase?

"I remember (breathe) oh too well (breathe) just how it feels (breathe) to be all alone. (breathe) Feel like you'd give everything (breathe) ..."

"If it's a (breathe) friend (breathe) you (breathe) need (breathe)...

He's got such a distictive delivery, its both a blessing and a curse.  That which makes me say "wow" eventually makes all the songs sound the same.  I feel similarly about Sufjan Stevens... I like him, but I need a break occasionally to keep from getting "too much" of a good thing.



 Gish05 wrote:
This is better than the other song of his I heard last night.
 
Yeah, but still not very good. Gave it a 4.
This is better than the other song of his I heard last night.
My favorite off the album....:)
 Mugro wrote:
What a wonderful artist!!
 
indeed!

seems like Ray may have come down with a touch of Jack Johnsonitits, albeit with a more melancholy tinge.
I first heard Ray on an NPR program in 2004. I was captivated immediately by his voice and the arrangement of his songs and vowed right then and there to get some of his music. It took me another six months before Trouble came out to get some of his music, and since then I have purchased everything he has put out.

What a wonderful artist!!

 

"Gossip In The Grain" (2008)  is the third album of Mr. Raymond Charles "Ray" LaMontagne; excellent register of voice; it is always good that if register with affability the extraordinary evolution and care that if has come to notice in its music throughout the time;  Congratulations!

** 8 **




If you wanna hear some spectacular Ray, check out his Pre-Trouble stuff listed here. Acre of Land and Green Demo are just awesome. None of this stuff was ever actually released so you have to scour the net for it.

 linden wrote:
Every time one of Ray's songs come on, I think a large black woman is singing. I'm always surprised to find out it's him.
 
I thought I was the only one, well not the large part! 

Every time one of Ray's songs come on, I think a large black woman is singing. I'm always surprised to find out it's him.
I bought one of his other CDs and found myself getting tired of hearing his voice after a few songs.  All of it sounds like it is in the same key, same volume, same intonation, with minor variations in the instruments.
This song follows right along with the others.
This song isn't bad.  Surprised to be writing this, but I'm a little disappointed with what I've heard from this album. 
I'm a massive Ray fan but I feel his songwriting on this one is pretty weak. A bit to cheesy for me this one.

Gorgeous. Sinks me right in. Great to hear it on RP.