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Morphine — I Know You (Part III)
Album: Like Swimming
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Total ratings: 478









Released: 1997
Length: 3:27
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Give me a kiss, hello, goodbye
What's the difference?
You just end everything you say with a smile
Wave goodbye, hello
There's that look in your eye

Forwards backwards back it down the drive
Curtains in the window wave goodbye
Curtains in the window wave goodbye, hello
There's that look in your eye
And your crazy smile ah

I know you and you know me too
I know everything that your going to do
I know you and you know me too
I know everything that your going through
I know you and you know me too
I know everything that your going through
I know you and you know me and I know you, you know me and I know you

Give me an invitation and I'll be there
Unless of course I got to be somewhere
Give me your wish list, let's shake hands
If you don't like it you can have your money back

Ahh (x4)

Give me a kiss, hello, goodbye
What's the difference?
You just end everything you say with a smile
Wave goodbye, hello, there's that look in your eye
And your crazy smile

I know you and you know me too
I know everything that your going through
I know you and you know me too
I know everything that your gonna do
I know you and you know me too
You know everything that I'm going through
I know you and you know me and I know you, you know me and I know you
I know you
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 brighthue wrote:

Sandman and Morphine took existing musical elements and made something incredibly stark, deliciously smoky and new. Not to put too fine a point on it but, Sandman played electric bass guitars that were strung and played in unconventional ways. From a Wikipedia entry:

In Morphine, he played primarily a two-string slide bass guitar usually tuned to a fifth, but he also was known to play a unitar (named after the one-stringed instrument in American blues tradition), and three-string slide bass with one bass string and two unison strings tuned an octave higher (usually A). He sometimes paired bass strings with one or two guitar strings, creating the "basitar" "tri-tar" and "guitbass".
 
(2) See also Seasick Steve.
 madebytim wrote:
The sax completely ruins it for me...
 
Too bad for you.
Double "NO" for this and pretty much everything from Morphine. Throw it on the heap. {#Sleep}{#Sad}
 madebytim wrote:
The sax completely ruins it for me...
 
Agree, I hate it, kills their songs. Every one of them.
The sax completely ruins it for me...
Sometimes, this thing is JUST the ticket...can make the blues of the world fade into steamy passion, which implies hope...a good thing!
This one smokes!

 brighthue wrote:

Sandman and Morphine took existing musical elements and made something incredibly stark, deliciously smoky and new. Not to put too fine a point on it but, Sandman played electric bass guitars that were strung and played in unconventional ways. From a Wikipedia entry:

In Morphine, he played primarily a two-string slide bass guitar usually tuned to a fifth, but he also was known to play a unitar (named after the one-stringed instrument in American blues tradition), and three-string slide bass with one bass string and two unison strings tuned an octave higher (usually A). He sometimes paired bass strings with one or two guitar strings, creating the "basitar" "tri-tar" and "guitbass".
 
Wow, brighthue, that's fascinating.  I appreciate Morphine even more now knowing this and I'll listen even more closely to their music.

Dear Bill, Please stop with that crap!
Sincerely yours...
 Delawhere wrote:
I like Morphine, but I think I need the real thing after Ani Destinko 
 
hahaha!
 
Dear Bill, please feel free to play as much Morphine as you want. Thanks !
I like Morphine, but I think I need the real thing after Ani Destinko 
One shot of Morphine a week is about all I can stand.  Too much of this nihilistic music at one sitting and I'd have to slit my throat.
{#Cry}
 suebee3 wrote:
just brutal.
 
In a good way.  The bottom end of that sax knocks your feet right out.

Love that sax!

just brutal.

 kcar wrote:
YES. Thank you. Morphine had it going on. This isn't their greatest song and I don't think commercial music could support a lot of bands with this sound, but they nailed the dark neighborhood bar ambience.
  Like the soundtrack to a B/W Robert Mitchum detective movie.


 brighthue wrote:

Sandman and Morphine took existing musical elements and made something incredibly stark, deliciously smoky and new. Not to put too fine a point on it but, Sandman played electric bass guitars that were strung and played in unconventional ways. From a Wikipedia entry:

In Morphine, he played primarily a two-string slide bass guitar usually tuned to a fifth, but he also was known to play a unitar (named after the one-stringed instrument in American blues tradition), and three-string slide bass with one bass string and two unison strings tuned an octave higher (usually A). He sometimes paired bass strings with one or two guitar strings, creating the "basitar" "tri-tar" and "guitbass".
 
...not only that but the sax player Dana Colley often was playing more than one type of saxophone at the same time.


 mikedarookie wrote:
Good to hear all you Morphine haters bag on this song.  Less Morphine for you means more for me.  Overlooking the sublime synergy of Mark Sandman's voice, the "slutty" sax & upright bass truly proves one lacks passion & soul.
 
Sandman and Morphine took existing musical elements and made something incredibly stark, deliciously smoky and new. Not to put too fine a point on it but, Sandman played electric bass guitars that were strung and played in unconventional ways. From a Wikipedia entry:

In Morphine, he played primarily a two-string slide bass guitar usually tuned to a fifth, but he also was known to play a unitar (named after the one-stringed instrument in American blues tradition), and three-string slide bass with one bass string and two unison strings tuned an octave higher (usually A). He sometimes paired bass strings with one or two guitar strings, creating the "basitar" "tri-tar" and "guitbass".


mikedarookie wrote:
Good to hear all you Morphine haters bag on this song. Less Morphine for you means more for me. Overlooking the sublime synergy of Mark Sandman's voice, the "slutty" sax & upright bass truly proves one lacks passion & soul.


YES. Thank you. Morphine had it going on. This isn't their greatest song and I don't think commercial music could support a lot of bands with this sound, but they nailed the dark neighborhood bar ambience.



Wow, it's rare for me to hear and instantly rate two songs back-to-back a strong 9, but this one and the one before - Lou Barlow's Holding Back The Year - are at least that good.  I never paid much attention to Morphine before, but this tune really is a sexy beast.

I'm glad I tuned in this fine evening.  (but then, most stuff does sound better at night for some strange reason).  


 crinky wrote:

I would recommend starting with "Cure For Pain".
 
I'd start with "Yes," although "Good" & "Cure For Pain" are also excellent.

Good to hear all you Morphine haters bag on this song.  Less Morphine for you means more for me.  Overlooking the sublime synergy of Mark Sandman's voice, the "slutty" sax & upright bass truly proves one lacks passion & soul.
I only need to hear the first few notes to realised, oh shit, this is Morphine. And then off go the earphones.
Give me another shot of morphine. It's Monday
 prettypunk wrote:

I know you and you know me too... I know you, you know me, I know you, you know me...  how lame is this please?!!!


 

Well, they are called Morphine, for heaven's sake! {#Lol}

I know you and you know me too... I know you, you know me, I know you, you know me...  how lame is this please?!!!


Love, love. love Morphine...super sexy music....
I think I've come to a point in my life when I've accepted and realized that I hate Sax.
phoenix wrote:
I love that heavy bass!
what about the slutty sax?
I love that heavy bass!
robco1 wrote:
Bah! You can NEVER have too much sax!
Damn right! It's that serious deep raspy honking baritone sax that really makes this number, and the other Morphine tracks I've heard on RP. 7 from the Nottingham jury.
EssexTex wrote:
Too much Sax....
Bah! You can NEVER have too much sax!
Too much Sax....
ploba wrote:
am i the only one who hates this band?
well, I used to like them, but after some closer listening they sound too much sophomore-college-late-dorm kind of music to me, if you get what I mean ...
EssexTex wrote:
too much sax
Can you really have too much sax? I say bring on the Morphine sax machine!
Seriously, where are the negative numbers? :stupid:
too much sax
crinky wrote:
I would recommend starting with "Cure For Pain".
Thanks!
MrGreg wrote:
I'm just wondering, is there any more processing that can be put on the sax? I think there's got to be something else you could possibly do to it...
Ha ha ha ha! It makes them "edgy"--makes music snobs feel like badasses when they listen to it.
DIRGE
teapot wrote:
Can any Morphine fans out there recommend the best Morphine album to get? I've become a fan from hearing them on RP.
I would recommend starting with "Cure For Pain".
ploba wrote:
am i the only one who hates this band?
I just don't like the sound. Boring.
my cats love this band....they just hang out and groove to sax...that says something...i'm not sure what
Can any Morphine fans out there recommend the best Morphine album to get? I've become a fan from hearing them on RP.
More Morphine!!
ploba wrote:
am i the only one who hates this band?
I don't think I HATE them, but I have yet to be able to tell any two songs apart. They all sound exactly the same to me. Okay, WE GET IT. You have a baritone sax. Okay you still have a baritone sax. 18 songs later.... and you still have a baritone sax :sleep:
ploba wrote:
am i the only one who hates this band?
I don't hate 'em, but they do get tiresome. They're kinda mono'tudinal, if you catch my drift.
brutal. my rating brought their overall rating down .1 so that made me happy. i have this CD, it stinks
ploba wrote:
am i the only one who hates this band?
Possibly. Bass and Baritone Sax. How could you go wrong?
ploba wrote:
am i the only one who hates this band?
yes, you are. feel free to tune out. those of us with taste will continue to enjoy the music.
Uhhh, Yeah and you are probably the only here who likes The Archies. :zip-lip: ploba wrote:
am i the only one who hates this band?
ploba wrote:
am i the only one who hates this band?
Maybe...
am i the only one who hates this band?
visceral. I love this. too..bad..
Nice wake up call
These guys used to knock my socks off live. They are really really missed around the Boston scene. They left a void that has yet to be filled.
cc_rider wrote:
Always loved that fat baritone
I always thought he was a tenor.
Always loved that fat baritone saxophone sound. Any band with horns automatically gets +2. c.
lord_love_rocket wrote:
this is really out there! is this track representative of the album ?
I think it is. To me, this track is representative of their sound as a whole.
lord_love_rocket wrote:
this is really out there! is this track representative of the album ?
guess so. Sandman was pretty out there even before he died (respect). Miss him. Saw them play at a mall in Chicago once. For real. People were just walking by. I was standing there with my mouth open.
this is really out there! is this track representative of the album ?
Oooooh!!! Only two strings on the bass? What are we, the Presidents of the United States of America? Two strings to the bass isn't something special. It's a limitation. Granted, if he made his own bass, that's pretty cool, but it shouldn't be lauded as some amazing achievement just because he plays with two strings.
Time to add a guitar to Morphine.....c'mon.
Sounds like Bruce Cockburn's younger, darker brother.
iowaudio wrote:
To really enjoy Morphine I think it helps to picture them in a smokey bar about 10 feet from you vibrating the ice out of your glass. Three guys. No guitar. Mark singing and playing a home-made TWO-string bass played with a slide. And of course the sax man. The sax. What you hear on the CD's is what you heard live. Nothing artificial. Such an organically grown sound. And great songs on top of all that. Love these guys. RIP Mark Sandman 1999
Yes! :music:
OldFrenchie wrote:
Didn't crappy saxamaphone accompaniments go out with the 80's? Bleaaaah. Please make it stop!!!
It's not accompaniment, the Sax is a featured player here. It's amazing what these guys did with sax, bass (only two strings) and drums...Awesome Live Marc you are missed! nothing crappy about this!
sexy saxamaphone
Play more Team Morphine!
Didn't crappy saxamaphone accompaniments go out with the 80's? Bleaaaah. Please make it stop!!!
To really enjoy Morphine I think it helps to picture them in a smokey bar about 10 feet from you vibrating the ice out of your glass. Three guys. No guitar. Mark singing and playing a home-made TWO-string bass played with a slide. And of course the sax man. The sax. What you hear on the CD's is what you heard live. Nothing artificial. Such an organically grown sound. And great songs on top of all that. Love these guys. RIP Mark Sandman 1999
Cookie wrote:
This somehow reminds me of those tense moments in high school band when the director would call out a certain part ("BARIS! Do we need to go over measures 28-36 AGAIN and hold this band back any further, or are you going to practice outside this classroom?").
Your last name is Baris, Cookie? :wink: I just dig Morphine. Can't explain it. Won't. Quite likeable.
Bari Sax = +1 in ratings.
this whole album is great! :dancingbanana_2: :dancingbanana: :bananasplit:
...come here baby... :cowboy: :war:
Cookie wrote:
This somehow reminds me of those tense moments in high school band when the director would call out a certain part ("BARIS! Do we need to go over measures 28-36 AGAIN and hold this band back any further, or are you going to practice outside this classroom?"). Okay, I guess.
:LOL: I guess. Or not. ZZZZZZZ. An unimaginative 2.
This somehow reminds me of those tense moments in high school band when the director would call out a certain part ("BARIS! Do we need to go over measures 28-36 AGAIN and hold this band back any further, or are you going to practice outside this classroom?"). Okay, I guess.
brilliant, original
Questionable addictive quality to it :shifty: .. Ok ok, maybe with someone I trust.. our own private little fantasy.
:stop: Maike it stop!
:notworthy: trippy :sunny:
DisplacedNorthrnr wrote:
Anyone know what kinda soosamaphone that is?
Bari Sax, quite a kickass instrument... Polar opposite of Kenny G hehe :cheesygrin: (click here)
DisplacedNorthrnr wrote:
Anyone know what kinda soosamaphone that is?
It's made by Sylvester McMonkey McBean.
DisplacedNorthrnr wrote:
Anyone know what kinda soosamaphone that is?
I think it's actually a saxamaphone. "Saxamaphooone - sax-a-ma-phooone - D'OH!"
Anyone know what kinda soosamaphone that is?
Al_Koholic wrote:
The more I listen to these guys, the more I like them. I am sorry I was not into them when they were around.
:nodhead: They were under my radar too. I do like them very much, thanks to the uploader and RP for sharing. :music:
Al_Koholic wrote:
The more I listen to these guys, the more I like them. I am sorry I was not into them when they were around.
I wish I could say differently...but its totally true. Saw these guys a few times and they were absolutely incredible...bought every album since seeing them the first night in a small club in MPLS. Grab the discs Cure for Pain and Good...I think they are their best.
very funky..... :drummer:
The more I listen to these guys, the more I like them. I am sorry I was not into them when they were around.
Fans of Morphine should check out Twinemen-- the new project from the surviving members.
we should hear all three parts in a row!
Thanks RP!!