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Iron & Wine — Love and Some Verses
Album: Our Endless Numbered Days
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6.8

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Total ratings: 846









Released: 2004
Length: 3:34
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Love is a dress that you made long
To hide your knees
Love to say this to your face
I'll love you only
For your days and excitement
What will you keep for to wear?
Someday drawing you different
May I be weaving in your hair?

Love and some verses you hear
Say what you can say
Love to say this in your ear
I'll love you that way
From your changing contentments
What will you choose for to share?
Someday drawing you different,
May I be weaved in your hair?
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Great album

Morning music ie look at the mirror when u wake up & return to the body
a cup of strong hot tea all of a sudden seems like a good idea
there's just something about this song that makes me drift away
What a transition today, and what a lovely peaceful song.
Little River Band?
 Proclivities wrote:

It'll be easier if you sharpen it first.

 
Deep depression gives you a strange form of desperate courage in the face of such adversity.
 pomotexan wrote:
This and Bon Hiver make me want to stab myself in the neck with a #2 pencil.

 
It'll be easier if you sharpen it first.
Too mellow for some; I like it just fine.
Another strong track from what I say is his/their best album.
{#Sleep}zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Yellow is the color of my true love's hair

This and Bon Hiver make me want to stab myself in the neck with a #2 pencil.
They're OK for a couple of tracks but I find a whole album repetitive.
Easy, hothead.
He is singing.
You can't hear him over your fumes.

tg3k wrote:
Sing, dammit, sing! What's the big freakin' secret that you have to whisper about?

I can understand that the vocals may appeal to some, but they sure don't appeal to me.

 


THANK YOU RP for turning me onto Iron and Wine!
May you enjoy your climate change deluges with a potent pint and fine music. 

 

TerryS wrote:
Hey Fred, here's hoping your feet are dry today/


For those who are not familiar with Britweather, Nottn'am  had a month's worth of rain in a day and the main streets are now storm sewers. 

 


Hey Fred, here's hoping your feet are dry today/


For those who are not familiar with Britweather, Nottn'am  had a month's worth of rain in a day and the main streets are now storm sewers. 
 cohifi wrote:

could that be fredreily on the cover?  {#Eek}

 
NO! I can't bear face fungus {#Naughty}
 cohifi wrote:

could that be fredreily on the cover?  {#Eek}
 
As far as I know it's his son!
HORRIBLE!

Iron & Wine - integrity, good songwriting, nice sound =7


 Byronape wrote:

In kinda a Russel Stover vs Cadbury kinda way.  It's ok chocolate, but there is a lot better out there.
 

{#Arghhh}{#Taped-shut}
Love their Rhythm guitar work.
 rtrudeau wrote:
One of the many things that I love about RP: the song comments are often even more entertaining than the music. 
 
could that be fredreily on the cover?  {#Eek}
One of the many things that I love about RP: the song comments are often even more entertaining than the music. 
 rdo wrote:
Oh my god, this song is pure ear candy.  
 
In kinda a Russel Stover vs Cadbury kinda way.  It's ok chocolate, but there is a lot better out there.
 fredriley wrote:


Yup, there's never a hammock when you want one. This soporific number is a nice lullaby, and has the effect of half a spliff of decent hash {#Sleep}
 
Fred, are you sure you're getting enough sleep at night?  It seems, from your posts, that a large portion of the songs here have a sleep-inducing effect on you.  I do admire how you change up your adjectives and descriptions, though.

Oh my god, this song is pure ear candy.  
 kingart wrote:
I like Iron & Wine, good song writing. This one has a lovely sound but it's maybe a bit wistful, or lugubrious, like a guy on a gray, rainy day who expects his girlfriend lover to dump him.  
 
You have a novel in you.

I like Iron & Wine, good song writing. This one has a lovely sound but it's maybe a bit wistful, or lugubrious, like a guy on a gray, rainy day who expects his girlfriend lover to dump him.  
Hi Radio Paradise! Thank you for the great music!
Can you play some Gipsy King? Thanks again :)
 fredriley wrote:


Yup, there's never a hammock when you want one. This soporific number is a nice lullaby, and has the effect of half a spliff of decent hash {#Sleep}
 
Fred, your technique must be different than mine. Spaceman Spliff perhaps, but rolling hash in a card filter cigarette is not righteous.

 Happy_Monday wrote:
Sounds like the riff from "Naked as She Came" by the same artist... check it out, its a very cool song. 
 
"Naked as She Came" is a beautiful song, and you're right, it's very similar.

I'm hearing a lot of what seems like audio compression artifacts in the background on the quieter parts - is it just me? I just looked up the song on Grooveshark and don't hear that, so maybe RP has a badly ripped mp3?
this guy sounds like he is about to open a vein...
solid 7 for me, too. 
they always make me very sad, though. 
 fredriley wrote:
Yup, there's never a hammock when you want one. This soporific number is a nice lullaby, and has the effect of half a spliff of decent hash {#Sleep}
  Further reasons to rate it a solid 7.


Sounds like the riff from "Naked as She Came" by the same artist... check it out, its a very cool song. 
I LIKE THIS  {#Exclaim}
dont suppose paradise can play their "Each Coming Night" once in awhile and for all you trivia buffs that song is on what movie
songtrack?? Love it.

sounds pretty good.classic rp-sad,sweet,and a little bit spooky.why couldn't i have found out about rp BEFORE being defunded and pauperised?even now i estimate the value of services rendered at over 400 usd.don't worry,rp-i will be getting that check for 5 usd in the mail asap.at that rate i can pay until the next ship comes in...
There's some good songwriting here, but I just don't like this guy's voice, and never have.  This track isn't as annoying as some of his stuff, though.  I'll vote 6/10.
I think a whole album of whispering would get on my nerves, though I like some of their stuff.
 fluffybum wrote:
where's my craftmatic adjustable bed..zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
 

Yup, there's never a hammock when you want one. This soporific number is a nice lullaby, and has the effect of half a spliff of decent hash {#Sleep}
 akmegan wrote:
Love it, Love it, Love it! {#Hearteyes} Have all Sam Beam's work & this album continues to be my favorite! {#Music} Thanks RP!
 

me too akmegan.  you have the unknown early sessions (tracks sam recorded on a 4 track years before hed realeased anything professionally)?  if you dont as one fan to another id love to get you hooked up!
The more I hear this band, the more I am struck by thier versatility.  {#Bounce}
Love is a dress that you made
long to hide your knees
love to say this to your face,
"I'll love you only"
for your days and excitement,
what will you keep for to wear?
someday drawing you different,
may I be weaved in your hair? Love and some verses you hear
say what you can't say
love to say this in your ear,
"I'll love you that way"
from your changing contentments,
what will you choose for to share?
someday drawing you different,
may I be weaved in your hair?
I was going to rate this song 7 because it's pleasant enough, but upping my rating to 8 to counteract some of the haters below. Lesbians? Really? Gah.
For me, the lyrics are really the only redeeming quality of this song; they are beautiful. Unfortunately, I can't get past everything else but I do find this the least offensive of their stuff that I've heard.
I just LOVE this song! And its verses. {#Cheers}
Love it, Love it, Love it! {#Hearteyes} Have all Sam Beam's work & this album continues to be my favorite! {#Music} Thanks RP!
 tg3k wrote:
Sing, dammit, sing! What's the big freakin' secret that you have to whisper about?

I can understand that the vocals may appeal to some, but they sure don't appeal to me.
 
Ditto. Maybe he could use some help from some group....say, Calexico.
where's my craftmatic adjustable bed..zzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
Sing, dammit, sing! What's the big freakin' secret that you have to whisper about?

I can understand that the vocals may appeal to some, but they sure don't appeal to me.
 auburntigerrich wrote:
Just picked this one up. Here's why: It is a very simple album... honest, up-front. No overproduction at all. Fully acoustic. Southern indie folk at its best. I struggle to see how anyone couldn't enjoy Sam Beam's vocals. (Then again, I may be biased, as my singing voice is very similar to his.) Not overpowering at all; he compliments the sound of the instruments perfectly. The feel of the music is much like the physical album. The liner notes are grainy recycled paper, with simple white lyrics against a monochrome color background. The credits and thank yous consist of six lines of text. Song titles are handwritten cursive. The inside and outside of the case are the same painted grassy scene. The disc is a splash of green paint with no extra words. Listen to this album when you need time to reflect, or regain yourself. Prerequisites include the ability to enjoy a guy with a guitar, nothing more.
 
I love the way you appreciate the album art and the band.

The vocals are so peaceful... don't hate :)


your such a stud—like a horse bred with a donkey
 
eskles wrote:
A shot of testosterone? Yes, probably uncalled for, but these guys are just too wimpy for my taste.
 


Wuts with the album art?


rocco1207 wrote:
I wonder what it would take to get this guy to sing above a whisper? :beat:
A shot of testosterone? Yes, probably uncalled for, but these guys are just too wimpy for my taste.
Just picked this one up. Here's why: It is a very simple album... honest, up-front. No overproduction at all. Fully acoustic. Southern indie folk at its best. I struggle to see how anyone couldn't enjoy Sam Beam's vocals. (Then again, I may be biased, as my singing voice is very similar to his.) Not overpowering at all; he compliments the sound of the instruments perfectly. The feel of the music is much like the physical album. The liner notes are grainy recycled paper, with simple white lyrics against a monochrome color background. The credits and thank yous consist of six lines of text. Song titles are handwritten cursive. The inside and outside of the case are the same painted grassy scene. The disc is a splash of green paint with no extra words. Listen to this album when you need time to reflect, or regain yourself. Prerequisites include the ability to enjoy a guy with a guitar, nothing more.
I wonder what it would take to get this guy to sing above a whisper? :beat:
rKokon wrote:
If the squeaky sliding sound of fingers moving up and down on guitar strings were gone and singing were not so breathy, would have liked this OK.
You are very hard to please.
skyguy wrote:
i'll pretend to like this cause chicks dig it!
I am a chick, and I dig it, so I guess this is a logically valid statement. :LOL:
If the squeaky sliding sound of fingers moving up and down on guitar strings were gone and singing were not so breathy, would have liked this OK.
I love this whole cd. It's very simple, but very complex at the same time. I also dig the Southern Gothic thing he's got going in the lyrics. I found Sam Beam kind of by accident, and I am very glad I did. An excellent song off an excellent cd.
i'll pretend to like this cause chicks dig it!
witchchild wrote:
Never!! Do not underestimate the power of Alchahol and Mineral! :drunk:
Nor the power of earplugs, volume knobs, and the stop button on WMP :angel:
This song reminds me of trains crossing the desert at night.
kilroyjoe3 wrote:
GAHHHHH!!! That voice!!! :beat: Stop playing I&W Bill! PLLLLEEEEAAAASSSEEE stop! :stop:
Never!! Do not underestimate the power of Alchahol and Mineral! :drunk:
A year ago I posted some 'ho-hum' comments about this album .... I'd like to revise that if I may and say that I now think it's one of the best records of the last two years, period.
I'm one week away from my first full week of the summer as a counselor at a youth summer camp (doing 3 weeks in all). After a long day of trying to keep up with the bottomless pits of energy that we know as Middle Schoolers, there's nothing better than a quick shower before lights out and some Iron & Wine on the iPod to lull me to sleep. Edit: Just saw the entry below mine...there's always some Nick Drake on my "Sleepy-sleeptime" playlist as well!
Dave_Mack wrote:
Nick Drake wants his "Cello Song" intro back.
love it, and this song
Their songs are pretty, but I just keep wishing that the singer would stop whispering!!
GAHHHHH!!! That voice!!! :beat: Stop playing I&W Bill! PLLLLEEEEAAAASSSEEE stop! :stop:
UltraNurd wrote:
Our lovable trolls usually stick to attacking just the music instead of groups of people.
Abso flipping lutely bro
I&W is definitely on my to-buy list now.
mxdcec wrote:
I think only lesbians are permitted to sing in that hard, clear, brutish manner of yesteryear. Something Dick Cheney's daughter snuck onto the republican platform.
Our lovable trolls usually stick to attacking just the music instead of groups of people.
Nick Drake wants his "Cello Song" intro back.
Limping.
Hey, acoustic music and clear vocals without screaming! Sounds like home to me.
mxdcec wrote:
I think only lesbians are permitted to sing in that hard, clear, brutish manner of yesteryear. Something Dick Cheney's daughter snuck onto the republican platform.
Yep, you've confirmed it. You're a moron. Thanks. I&W remains one of the best new artists around. Soft, no doubt, but very innovative in how they string tunes together.
Starting to really hate this band. I'd rather actually listen to Simon & Garfunkel.
I just can't stand the forced whisper. A song here or there is okay....but the entire freakin' album!! It gives me a headache after a couple of songs.
I think only lesbians are permitted to sing in that hard, clear, brutish manner of yesteryear. Something Dick Cheney's daughter snuck onto the republican platform. supremo wrote:
They're still out there, just seem to be less prevalent. Chris Cornell is the first voice that comes to mind.
NiceGuy2005 wrote:
Nice tune, but what is up with all the subdued vocals so common in todays music. What ever happened to vocalists like Steve Perry or Robert Plant that could just about bust glass with their power?
They're still out there, just seem to be less prevalent. Chris Cornell is the first voice that comes to mind.
I heard their cover of Such Great Heights on the M&M's commercial. Very strange!!
dapower wrote:
you're getting sleepy... mediocre music at its best.....worst....
It's mood music ... not for all times nor all places. Actually the CD as a whole is good - it's not easy to make music that's so simple yet interesting. Flaming Lips it ain't, I grant you ...
you're getting sleepy... mediocre music at its best.....worst....
Why do these guys bore me so much? Maybe the Simon & Garfunkel wanna-be regroove. Blah... :yawn:
mmmmmm no :yawn: :sleep:
Nice tune, but what is up with all the subdued vocals so common in todays music. What ever happened to vocalists like Steve Perry or Robert Plant that could just about bust glass with their power? P.S. reminds me of Pete Yorn.
I'm really starting to enjoy these guys...very pleasant, vocals quite reminiscent of older folk music. Purely delightful.
'tis good stuff... garden state has a great soundtrack
mem_313 wrote:
Nice voice. interesting mix. I can't wait to hear the rest of the album.
Rest of the album is great. Bought it after hearing I&W on the Garden State soundtrack. Was not disappointed.
Platypus wrote:
not bad, but i just don't think it lives up to all the hype.
Having heard no hype at all - I am, happily, not disappointed in the least. I like how easy it fits into my mellow Sunday morning.
Thought this was Two Stones in my Pocket at first. May like this as much.
upgraded to a 8) ...now let's hear some Matt Pond PA
Here THIS time!!! Oddly, just making my new WISH list...writing I&W when this came on....
D'oh! I missed it! One of the MANY artists I have only heard here on RP but have an affinity for...more, please.
:P Your always joking, but who laughs?
Platypus wrote:
not bad, but i just don't think it lives up to all the hype.
Don't believe the hype!! Here we go again Ugh!! Your bad self!!
not bad, but i just don't think it lives up to all the hype.
Nice voice. interesting mix. I can't wait to hear the rest of the album.