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Cracker — Shine
Album: Forever
Avg rating:
6.1

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Total ratings: 923









Released: 2002
Length: 4:16
Plays (last 30 days): 1
You could never be
What you wanted to be
'Cause sweetheart it takes time
Someday you're gonna shine
You'll see

You'll be a Russian acrobat
You'll be like Burt Bacharach
You come to the party, you say "What's new pussycat?"
Someday you're gonna shine
You'll see

Don't wanna talk about it
You come around to tell it
You're beautiful can't you see?
Someday you're gonna shine
You'll see

(Someday you're gonna shine)
(Someday you're gonna shine)

Someday you're gonna shine

Someday you're gonna shine (aaah)
Someday you're gonna shine

Someday you're gonna shine (you're gonna) (aaah)
Someday you're gonna shine

Someday you're gonna shine (aaah)
Yeah someday you're gonna shine (you're gonna shine)

REPEAT WITH AD LIBS TO FADE
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 tichy wrote:
Hearing some Supertramp sound in there, love it.
 
Surprising, but which song of Supertramp ?
Hearing some Supertramp sound in there, love it.
This song could easily made it on the white album...
Check out 'Brides of Neptune' on the same album! But I like this one too
 LowPhreak wrote:
Anyone hearing some kind of Beatle-esque thing on this one?

 
I am the walrus perhaps?
Trying to get as boring as Tom Petty... achieved!
Anyone hearing some kind of Beatle-esque thing on this one?
Meant to come back on and say These guys are one of The Best Shows You Can Ever Hope to See! and God I love hearing this here!
I am he as you are he as you are me
And we are all together

I wish
 DaMoGan wrote:

Another vote for me in getting some songs off of this album in the rotation.  Lots of fond memories blasting this during grad school.  That reminds me, time to give this another spin...
 
Amen, Brother!!! 
{#Clap} 
 treatment_bound wrote:
I counted 20 Cracker cuts on RP's playlist, but not a single one off their debut?!?!?  I just don't get it.  I remember playing this thing non-stop as I drove around the Northeast in the fall of '92, and there's at least 4 or 5 (near) classics on it.

"Teen Angst (What the World Needs Now)" - 4:31"Happy Birthday to Me" - 3:29"This is Cracker Soul" - 3:38"I See the Light" - 5:11"St. Cajetan" - 5:22"Mr. Wrong" - 4:34"Someday" - 3:19"Can I Take My Gun to Heaven?" - 3:59"Satisfy You" - 3:27"Another Song About the Rain" - 5:46"Don't Fuck Me Up (With Peace and Love)" - 3:08"Dr. Bernice" - 6:20


 
Another vote for me in getting some songs off of this album in the rotation.  Lots of fond memories blasting this during grad school.  That reminds me, time to give this another spin...

Lazy, repetative, banal lyrics can sometimes work (examples greatfully anticipated) but not in this case.
Next up: Be Bop Deluxe: "Shine"

{#Dance} 
 treatment_bound wrote:
I counted 20 Cracker cuts on RP's playlist, but not a single one off their debut?!?!?  I just don't get it.  I remember playing this thing non-stop as I drove around the Northeast in the fall of '92, and there's at least 4 or 5 (near) classics on it.

"Teen Angst (What the World Needs Now)" - 4:31"Happy Birthday to Me" - 3:29"This is Cracker Soul" - 3:38"I See the Light" - 5:11"St. Cajetan" - 5:22"Mr. Wrong" - 4:34"Someday" - 3:19"Can I Take My Gun to Heaven?" - 3:59"Satisfy You" - 3:27"Another Song About the Rain" - 5:46"Don't Fuck Me Up (With Peace and Love)" - 3:08"Dr. Bernice" - 6:20




  
COMPLETELY agree. Don't know why we don't hear any of the truly great Cracker tunes on RP, the majority from the debut??


Dull and monotonous. In every other way it's not too bad.
Could use a few more repetitions of "someday you're gonna shine"...
Echoes of John Lennon throughout....
Yeah, baby!  These guys, in a couple hours, jamming a New Year's Eve Party, at The Soiled Dove Underground in Denver...just about to head out to it...then this came on...
SHINE! and may 2013 be a Rockin' Good Year for ALL!
 helgigermany wrote:
So low rated!? For me its a nice song!
 
My thought too. This is solid.
wow, this song needs a lot more love on the RP ratings-o-meter.
...ah, burt bacharach:  i see what you did there, bill...  ;)
 treatment_bound wrote:
I counted 20 Cracker cuts on RP's playlist, but not a single one of their debut?!?!?  I just don't get it.  I remember playing this thing non-stop as I drove around the Northeast in the fall of '92, and there's at least 4 or 5 (near) classics on it.

  1. "Teen Angst (What the World Needs Now)" - 4:31
  2. "Happy Birthday to Me" - 3:29
  3. "This is Cracker Soul" - 3:38
  4. "I See the Light" - 5:11
  5. "St. Cajetan" - 5:22
  6. "Mr. Wrong" - 4:34
  7. "Someday" - 3:19
  8. "Can I Take My Gun to Heaven?" - 3:59
  9. "Satisfy You" - 3:27
  10. "Another Song About the Rain" - 5:46
  11. "Don't Fuck Me Up (With Peace and Love)" - 3:08
  12. "Dr. Bernice" - 6:20


 
I absolutely loved Cracker up until (but including) Gentleman's Blues and then somehow they lost their spark for me. They are still great performers, but somehow the lyrics/songs lacked the intensity and playfulness of the "old" Cracker. This album in particular is one of my favorites. Don't F me up is a great, great song, in fact, the whole album is so, so good!{#High-five}

Rather like this.
Surely a homage to a freshly-made lightbulb? :o)

I'll get me coat...
much better than Coulibaly!
So low rated!? For me its a nice song!
Yea...someday...
Thanks RP for turning me on to Cracker..... and sooo many more!
love. it.
I haven't heard this one in sometime! This is a nice song, I forgot all about it!{#Clap}
 deepwoodskev wrote:

Amen, Brother! "I See the Light" is one of my favorite songs of all time. That should be in the RP playlist.
 
I see they finally added "Happy Birthday", but "I See The Light" is still untapped.  I like that cut too, but I'd rather hear "Can I Take My Gun To Heaven" if I had a choice.

Let's Hear Either Of 'Em!


 treatment_bound wrote:
I counted 20 Cracker cuts on RP's playlist, but not a single one of their debut?!?!?  I just don't get it.  I remember playing this thing non-stop as I drove around the Northeast in the fall of '92, and there's at least 4 or 5 (near) classics on it.

  1. "Teen Angst (What the World Needs Now)" - 4:31
  2. "Happy Birthday to Me" - 3:29
  3. "This is Cracker Soul" - 3:38
  4. "I See the Light" - 5:11
  5. "St. Cajetan" - 5:22
  6. "Mr. Wrong" - 4:34
  7. "Someday" - 3:19
  8. "Can I Take My Gun to Heaven?" - 3:59
  9. "Satisfy You" - 3:27
  10. "Another Song About the Rain" - 5:46
  11. "Don't Fuck Me Up (With Peace and Love)" - 3:08
  12. "Dr. Bernice" - 6:20
 
Amen, Brother! "I See the Light" is one of my favorite songs of all time. That should be in the RP playlist.


 vit wrote:


Unlike say Depeche Mode's Enjoy the Silence (which you gave a 10). Or U2's Sunday Bloody Sunday (9).

 
It's repetitive if you don't like it.

It's a groove if you do.

 bobcat1963 wrote:
great band! never heard of them ,  so thanks bill!
 

get "Kerosine Hat" for starters
I'm loooosing youuu.... (anyone hears that?)
One of the best things about living in Charleston SC is that Cracker plays at the Windjammer every summer...

Check out David Lowery in his youth in the band Camper Van Beethoven.  The album Key Lime Pie is a masterpiece.
great band! never heard of them ,  so thanks bill!
Um, enough already.
I counted 20 Cracker cuts on RP's playlist, but not a single one off their debut?!?!?  I just don't get it.  I remember playing this thing non-stop as I drove around the Northeast in the fall of '92, and there's at least 4 or 5 (near) classics on it.

  1. "Teen Angst (What the World Needs Now)" - 4:31
  2. "Happy Birthday to Me" - 3:29
  3. "This is Cracker Soul" - 3:38
  4. "I See the Light" - 5:11
  5. "St. Cajetan" - 5:22
  6. "Mr. Wrong" - 4:34
  7. "Someday" - 3:19
  8. "Can I Take My Gun to Heaven?" - 3:59
  9. "Satisfy You" - 3:27
  10. "Another Song About the Rain" - 5:46
  11. "Don't Fuck Me Up (With Peace and Love)" - 3:08
  12. "Dr. Bernice" - 6:20



 xs9095 wrote:
Anything by Cracker....thanks Bill   {#Sunny}
 

Are you prejudist if you're a Cracker hater?  {#Cheesygrin}

Errrm... You'll be a russian acrobat?  You'll be like Burt Bacharach?  I think that's relatively creative.

 doc_dave wrote:

Someday you're gonna ... ... what was that? No, once more — I missed it: you're gonna ... Oh! Shine!

Mercy. Decent song just begging for some lyrical creativity.
 


PLOP
drews wrote:
"someday your gonna shine", repeat repeat repeat ad nauseum, what completely forgettable tripe


Unlike say Depeche Mode's Enjoy the Silence (which you gave a 10). Or U2's Sunday Bloody Sunday (9).

Someday you're gonna ... ... what was that? No, once more — I missed it: you're gonna ... Oh! Shine!

Mercy. Decent song just begging for some lyrical creativity.


"someday your gonna shine", repeat repeat repeat ad nauseum, what completely forgettable tripe
 Excelsior wrote:
Talentless hacks. Can't write a song OR sing it well.
 

Ive noticed your song list is almost ALL classic rock. God your a Boring S.O.B  {#Iamwithstupid}
if the lyrics were maybe 20% - 25% lamer, I'd swear this was Oasis!
Anything by Cracker....thanks Bill   {#Sunny}
Great band...not great song( too beatlesy).
Cracker fan.  I like the Beatlesque vibe.
 gregmc15 wrote:
These guys get better and better!
 

It's a shame they haven't had a new album since 2006.
These guys get better and better!
Sure it's derivative, but I like it. I also heard echoes of various Beatles songs, as well as Ballad of a Thin Man. The use of references to melodies that are in the canon (if a song from the 1960s qualifies for this term) is not bad, if done in the right manner, and I think this works. The song is not great, by any standard, but also not bad.
Just that line, Ya' Be Like a Russian Acrobat, Ya' Be Like Burt Bacharach! won me to run and crank it...
Creative, wry; really dig these guys!

Talentless hacks. Can't write a song OR sing it well.
anything beatles...john lennon , mc cartney ringo george......julian lennon.........would really love to hear Chrissy (the pretenders) do this
It also reminds me of The Beatles, circa the white album - the music and instruments, not the vocals.
The opening - I thought it was "Free As A Bird." This, though, is not as cool as "Sowing the seeds of love."
A gem... a crazy diamond.
QueenLucia wrote:
I am the eggman..I am the walrus...
EX-AC-TLY!!!
I take it all back. This is a nice set... Cracker - Shine Boz Scaggs - I'll Be Long Gone Amy Winehouse - You Know I'm No Good Massive Attack - Safe From Harm Solomon Burke - None Of Us Are Free Cock-a-doodle-doo to the left coast! :propeller:
QueenLucia wrote:
I am the eggman..I am the walrus...
and good day sunshine
Stingray wrote:
CRACKER IS GREAT. No question! This song is not, though!
As Ned Flanders would say, "Indeedilydoodily!"
Bert Bacharach!
celadonstone wrote:
The message of the lyrics is positive, but the pace and music is sort of downtrodden. Someday you're gonna shine. Some-day. Not today. Probably not tomorrow either. :sad:
And chances aren't looking good for the day after tomorrow either! :dance:
I can't get enough of them, I love Cracker :cheers:
As well as all the Beatles' stuff, there's a strong reminder of the chord sequence from Ballad of a Thin Man lurking away in there.
The message of the lyrics is positive, but the pace and music is sort of downtrodden. Someday you're gonna shine. Some-day. Not today. Probably not tomorrow either. :sad:
Man, I really miss older Cracker. Everything after Gentlemans Blues has really been a letdown. Kerosene Hat and the Golden Age are really exceptional albums. Cracker Forever and now this Greenland are pretty dismal efforts. Oh well, they were good once upon a time. And Camper is still pretty solid. Life goes on.
I am the eggman..I am the walrus...
Why play something so obviously derivative (if not a blatant rip-off) of the Beatles when it brings nothing new or original to the music scene? Just play the Beatles instead.
ruthless wrote:
I hear influences from John Lennon in there.
me too ... I like it :sunny:
i like cracker :music:
Camper Van Beethoven! (so much better)
The repetition is working for me...dunno why. Maybe I just want to shine. :sunny:
I hear influences from John Lennon in there.
olsaltybastard wrote:
Not doing anything for me at all. I gave it a 2 because it doesn't totally suck.
boring. not their best effort by far.
Not doing anything for me at all. I gave it a 2 because it doesn't totally suck.
Nice melody. I agree a little short on the compelling lyrics. Always good to hear someone playing Cracker though.
CRACKER IS GREAT. No question! This song is not, though!
mdalston wrote:
not bad. better than the counting crows, that's for sure
Barely.
deepwoodskev wrote:
Her name is Brandy Wood. She was the bass player on this album. No longer with the band.
Brandy was HOT, by the way. Well, she looked that way on stage at First Ave w/Cracker several years ago. Her website pictures aren't anything special. Maybe I had too many beers?......anyways..... What were we talking about again?.....
Zat sure sounds like Sheryl Crow in there, but AMG doesn't say so. Anybody have inside information?
Her name is Brandy Wood. She was the bass player on this album. No longer with the band.
And someday, you're gonna think of more lines for this song than just this one.
radiojunkie wrote:
Yes you did: John Lennon, "I'm Losing You."
I've long loved Camper and Cracker, but you're right. Everything interesting about this track is "I'm Losing You."
nardi wrote:
...never heard anything like this...! :D
Yes you did: John Lennon, "I'm Losing You."
I like Cracker(s):bounce: - salted or otherwise!
Da_Wiz wrote:
Real Lennon-isk sound. Reminds me of Instant Karam... I like it. :)
I tried Instant Karam once, but frankly like Wheatina better. :propeller:
timc wrote:
And you'll be like Burt Bacharach. :-?
but I wanted to be like burt bacharach
Illustr8r wrote:
Except that Tom Petty has a modicum of talent... and a decent voice...
lol, it really does! give it a listen. it's all good.
zipper wrote:
sounds just like something from Tom Petty's Wildflowers CD
Except that Tom Petty has a modicum of talent... and a decent voice...
Shine what, exactly, shoes?
sounds just like something from Tom Petty's Wildflowers CD
LaChinchon wrote:
Not only are you going to shine, but someday you'll be guarded by monkeys. :lol:
And you'll be like Burt Bacharach. :-?
Jesus, why did he bother to even record this dreck? He runs out of lyrics about a quarter into the song.
Zat sure sounds like Sheryl Crow in there, but AMG doesn't say so. Anybody have inside information?
So, is he trying to say that someday I'm gonna shine?
:moon:
not bad. better than the counting crows, that\'s for sure
Not only are you going to shine, but someday you\'ll be guarded by monkeys. :lol:
always thought that Cracker sounded like the Beatles (Abbey Road period) and maybe RP does too after seguing into this from Instant Karma. Thanks RP for stuff I never hear anywhere else. :clap:
Just beautiful
My other namesake...Best since Kerosene Hat...the 2 albums in between kinda sucked...Thanks David, Tasty morsels
Originally Posted by jefferson: this is, indeed, sucko-barfo.
Looks like you are not gonna shine! :evil:
I love Cracker! Never heard this one before but I like it. Frednic :clap:
Whjat are y\'all THINKING? This song is damned inspiring! I WANT to shine someday! Don\'t YOU? The dj must be reading these posts. Just played \"Shine on Brightly\" by Procol Harum. The dj recognized the \"Whiter Shade of Pale\" connection and extended it to a \"Shine..\" connection. 1 very hip DJ!
Real Lennon-isk sound. Reminds me of Instant Karam... I like it. :)
Originally Posted by nardi: ...never heard anything like this...! :D
i don't want to hear anymore of anything like this!!!
...never heard anything like this...! :D
this is, indeed, sucko-barfo.
Originally Posted by Johray63: Reminds me of a glamrock act like Mott the Hoople, but sounds contemporary at the same time.
You forgot to mention the "Whiter Shade of Pale" organ in the background.
Originally Posted by deepwoodskev: Not one of their finer songs. Rather boring. There are better selections from this album.
Agreed...Boring
Not one of their finer songs. Rather boring. There are better selections from this album.
Reminds me of a glamrock act like Mott the Hoople, but sounds contemporary at the same time.