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The War on Drugs — I Don't Live Here Anymore
Album: I Don't Live Here Anymore
Avg rating:
7.3

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Total ratings: 588









Released: 2021
Length: 5:15
Plays (last 30 days): 1
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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 smartn1 wrote:


I do like their music, but would partially agree with this statement. But they are no worse than a lot of bands that have a certain, distinctive sound. 


I agree. But then again, I can tell you the name of 80% of the bands out there in the first three notes. Each artist has their own sound they seem to gravitate to.
 amelikanoi wrote:

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



I honestly thought the same.  It definitely has the 80s sound to it
 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...



I do like their music, but would partially agree with this statement. But they are no worse than a lot of bands that have a certain, distinctive sound. 
I like the band. I like their music. I just bought this album. 
I like it.
 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...



I love these guys, breath of fresh air from Philly.  Thank you B&R.  That said, the rhythm section could use some inspiration.  Drums and bass are a one trick pony.
 cgrove wrote:


Completely agree.  They get *way* too much play on RP.  This is the only negative thing I have to say about RP.  One of the many positives about RP is the skip song feature. I use it whenever TWOD is played!


Their sound is recognizable, but I can easily find other groups with creative credibility whose songs have a similar sound/vibe across their output. I like the sound and find the overall sound, although recognizable as theirs, is mesmerizing. We all have our peculiar preferences. 

Being the responsible parent that I am, I felt it appropriate to introduce my young(er) son to a wider range of music than that which his (now 11-year-old) buddies listen to. A wide range for sure, from Elbow to TWOD to McCartney to The Tragically Hip to Foo to REM, Radiohead, Steven Wilson, Porcupine Tree, Spoon, Tom Petty, etc. I also wanted him to have bragging rights when asked what his first concert was (mine was Bowie), so took him up to LA to see TWOD as his first show. They played at The Shrine Auditorium which was a beautiful venue, but unfortunately the sound was terrible in the 2nd level seats we had. The sound bounced everywhere and perhaps because of those acoustics, the show was incredibly LOUD. TWOD put on a great show and jammed for a good 2 ½ hours, just too bad the sound wasn’t better. Still, for my son, while his buddies are listening to Bieber (no offense to Bieber fans), he’s got (subjectively) better taste…and bragging rights.


 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...



Completely agree.  They get *way* too much play on RP.  This is the only negative thing I have to say about RP.  One of the many positives about RP is the skip song feature. I use it whenever TWOD is played!
WOD last weekend in SF.  Wow.  This band is just incredible. They are keeping Rock alive. Thank you RP for the plays! 

Funny how new songs take awhile to match up to the older ones (Deeper Understanding is perhaps one of the best albums of the last ten years - so good).  This song is growing on me...deep meanings, slight twist in sound.

 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...


Are you instead referring to Arcade Fire? 
 fcatalao wrote:
Simple Minds
 
Yes. So many strong musical and lyrical influences with this band. Their songs have the requisite energy to prove it...
 Stetsonman wrote:

Worst band in the world, even more shit than coldplay

"i dont live here anymore"

fucking great you bunch of twats and stop making "music" you suck


Why do you even comment? You must have a really unhappy life.
Some negative comments here but have to admit really enjoyed this album so that's what matters.  Good driving music with the top down...
Simple Minds
 Stetsonman wrote:

Worst band in the world, even more shit than coldplay

"i dont live here anymore"

fucking great you bunch of twats and stop making "music" you suck




Such eloquent language. Bet you weren't home schooled obvious product of our public school system.
Simple song + great production = 8

Let's look at our shoes for a moment...& Shooooooo   gaaaaaze!
Worst band in the world, even more shit than coldplay

"i dont live here anymore"

fucking great you bunch of twats and stop making "music" you suck
Good tune!
Fabulous new album from an outstanding band,ten stars
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 phrasing or 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