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The Cardigans — Live and Learn
Album: Long Gone Before Daylight
Avg rating:
7.1

Your rating:
Total ratings: 1451









Released: 2003
Length: 4:09
Plays (last 30 days): 1
I came home in the morning
And everything was gone
Oh what have I done
I dropped dead in the hallway
Cursing the dawn
Oh come on son
Why must I burn
I'm just trying to learn

I stared into the light
To kill some of my pain
It was all in vane
Cause no senses remain
But an ache in my body
And regret on my mind
But I'll be fine

Cause I live and I learn
Yes I live and I learn
If you live you will learn
I live and I learn

God kicked you in the head
So I started a fight
Cause I knew I was right
But I learned I was wrong
I remember a slaughter
I remember I fought
For the money I brought
I got blistered and burned
And lost what I earned

But I live and I learn
Yes I live and I learn

I got, I got it now
She's got, She's got it now

I came to one a corner
With some help from a man and goddamn
I don't see to have learn
That a lady in need is guilty indeed
So I paid and got laid in return
And I don't know what I've learned

Well you get what you give
And hell yes I lived
But if you live as you learn
I don't think I'd be learned
Oh with the sun in my eyes
Surprise, I'm living a life
But I don't seem to learn
No I don't think I can learn
Comments (201)add comment
 DW4554 wrote:
Sheryl Crow vibe all the way. Really thought it was her. 
 
Better than Cheryl Crow, IMHO.  Nice tune!
 coccyx wrote:
Decent song

stupid name for the band
 

We're still anxiously waiting for your much improved suggestion.
Sheryl Crow vibe all the way. Really thought it was her. 
 Jelani wrote:
I always think this is Sheryl Crow when it comes on.
 
Same.  I had to check.  Love the song... and that it wasnt Cheryl Crow. 
I always think this is Sheryl Crow when it comes on.
Nice ditty
 Tomasni wrote:
Only 7 from me   So I set my raring to 3 and Skip
 
...uh, so what does "7" have to do with it, then?
Only 7 from me   So I set my raring to 3 and Skip
                                                             
 khardog145 wrote:
Boy, it sure sounds like Cheryl Crow.  That's OK sounds great.
 

I get where you're coming from
Boy, it sure sounds like Cheryl Crow.  That's OK sounds great.
Cardigans! {#Music}
Music from Sweden!!!


{#Bananajam}
Fuck this hits home.
westslope wrote:
Better than Sheryl Crow
  
Easy now.  "Better than Sheryl Crow"?  Not sure that's within the capabilities of mere humans.

 so how do they eat without them candles singeing their eyelashes off? {#Flamed}


Me Likey like, very much!
{#War} 
 olivertwist wrote:
Ah, it's the Cardigans. I was wondering who this was. I thought it might be a new artist for me to discover. New or old, it's the first time I've heard this song and I like it. Witty lyrics too.

 
The entire album is great.
Ah, it's the Cardigans. I was wondering who this was. I thought it might be a new artist for me to discover. New or old, it's the first time I've heard this song and I like it. Witty lyrics too.
Better than Sheryl Crow
 Queue wrote:
yup, sure sounds like Sheryl Crow, with Joe Walsh on backups...  {#Nyah}

 
agreed--I thought it was Ms. Crow as well...
I’ve always viewed the Cardigans as a poor mans Cranberry’s but I have to say this is a very nice version!
How have I never heard this before?  Fantastic. Instant 8.
No sweat(er) for the Cardigans
Great tune! Hits me in my music bone.
I think Long Gone Before Daylight is just a great album.  I'm partial to the Cardigans, of course, always have been...
Fine band!

So long I've really dig'n this............can't imagine it can continue but maybe its just a truly great song. Hmm


8
8
And here I thought they were just regular gals from SW Montana....
I like that Stockholm accent. Only us Swedish listeners can tell , I assume, but it's really sweet. Good album. 
3—>5
 coccyx wrote:
Decent song

stupid name for the band
 
And?
The cardingans have for many years proved people wrong about all pop-rock been trash
Decent song

stupid name for the band
 HazzeSwede wrote:

See,,this is how you comment a song,,I so wish I could do that !{#Wink}
 

keep living, you'll learn.
Outstanding
Post mix Sheryl Crow - I'll have to remember to order the bottles.
 On_The_Beach wrote:

Any language that includes the word "schööön" is OK by me!
 
schööön = niiice

schön = nice*
(*so says Google)
 

So I fire up RP on the iTunes and the very first word I hear is "Gotdamn. " Thanks RP for a fitting start to another long day.{#Wink}
 eismann88 wrote:
sehr schööön, das ganze Album kommt so relaxed rüber wie dieser Titel ............
 
Any language that includes the word "schööön" is OK by me!
yup, sure sounds like Sheryl Crow, with Joe Walsh on backups...  {#Nyah}
 BKardon wrote:
This is a great album, one of the best that I've heard in the past 10 years.
 
you're right, it would surely make my top 20 of the last 10 years.

This is a great album, one of the best that I've heard in the past 10 years.
This is such a a great song - introduced to me by RP.  I only had grasped some of these lyrics, thanks for clarifying!

 
vandal wrote:

I came to on a corner
With some help from a man
and goddamn, I don’t seem to have learnt
That a lady in need is guilty indeed
So I paid and got laid in return
And I don’t know what I’ve learned
 


This has become part of the pantheon of modern classics as defined by me. Thanks to RP.
 themotion wrote:

Goddamn straight ...
 

Goddamn good song, you betcha!
sehr schööön, das ganze Album kommt so relaxed rüber wie dieser Titel ............

Mmmmmm sexy voice.
 handyrae wrote:
How is this NOT Sheryl Crow?
 
Sheryl Crow was a backup and studio session singer until her platinum solo album Tuesday Night Music Club (1994)

The Cardigans is a Swedish band formed in the town of Jönköping in 1992. Their debut album Emmerdale (1994)
{#Stupid}

 reedifus wrote:
Catchy tune, handsome guitar work, likeable vocals and lyrics.
 
See,,this is how you comment a song,,I so wish I could do that !{#Wink}
 Stave wrote:

That's the lamest goddamn reason I've ever heard to downvote a song.
 
Goddamn straight ...

I came to on a corner
With some help from a man
and goddamn, I don’t seem to have learnt
That a lady in need is guilty indeed
So I paid and got laid in return
And I don’t know what I’ve learned



LMGDAO!

 
jagdriver wrote:
I gave this the lowest possible rating simply because of the "GD" inserted in the lyrics. What's that add?

As Country Joe shouted, gimme an "F"... I'd rather hear that in a song lyric any day.

 


 handyrae wrote:
How is this NOT Sheryl Crow?
 
funny thought the same!

How is this NOT Sheryl Crow?
 fergie348 wrote:
I think the first 5 times I heard this song I thought it was Sheryl Crow..  {#Eek}
 
It's not?  Gotdown, sat on a bench! I always thought it was. 

I think the first 5 times I heard this song I thought it was Sheryl Crow..  {#Eek}
 jagdriver wrote:
I gave this the lowest possible rating simply because of the "GD" inserted in the lyrics. What's that add?

As Country Joe shouted, gimme an "F"... I'd rather hear that in a song lyric any day.

 

HUH??

 jagdriver wrote:
I gave this the lowest possible rating simply because of the "GD" inserted in the lyrics. What's that add?

As Country Joe shouted, gimme an "F"... I'd rather hear that in a song lyric any day.

 
That's the lamest goddamn reason I've ever heard to downvote a song.


Not bad with 1st cup of coffee in the morning either.

 
Mike_Sneade wrote:
This is a fantastic latenight {#Chillpill}album.
 


She knows just enough to know somebody has more.
 jagdriver wrote:
I gave this the lowest possible rating simply because of the "GD" inserted in the lyrics. What's that add?

As Country Joe shouted, gimme an "F"... I'd rather hear that in a song lyric any day.

 
So you're touchy about a "goddamn" but aren't worried about the song content ("paid and got laid in return")? Hmm. If you're offended by a "goddamn" then you're livin' in the wrong damn century, boy, or you're a refugee from the Amish.

Fine song, this, and a nice voice. Sure is worth a metalfittin' 7 from the Nottingham jury.

Awesome song, especially great in the spring weather for some reason.
Has Nina Persson been hanging around Sheryl Crow?
 shutter wrote:
Ya just burn 'em to a CD and you're done with it. Instant MP3 files that you can upload to RP. No big deal.
 
With significantly reduced fidelity...  That is a big deal, and one of the reasons I love RP is the generally very high audio quality.
Booooring {#Rolleyes}
This is a fantastic latenight {#Chillpill}album.
 jagdriver wrote:
I gave this the lowest possible rating simply because of the "GD" inserted in the lyrics. What's that add?

As Country Joe shouted, gimme an "F"... I'd rather hear that in a song lyric any day.
 
I guess "knee jerk" is both an adjective and a noun.
Kdubba wrote:
she makes me feel funny down there.......

{#Wink}

I gave this the lowest possible rating simply because of the "GD" inserted in the lyrics. What's that add?

As Country Joe shouted, gimme an "F"... I'd rather hear that in a song lyric any day.

One of my favorites of all time...no doubt - so true.
she makes me feel funny down there.......
keller1 wrote:
Anybody know a better way to do that?
Yeah.  Stay away from iTunes and instead go to Amazon and/or eMusic and/or 7Digital (etc.) and get non-DRMd mp3 files in the first place.


great music today Bill!!
 shutter wrote:
Ya just burn 'em to a CD and you're done with it. Instant MP3 files that you can upload to RP. No big deal.
 

Yeah.  After a number of DRM related disasters, I immediately convert everything I download to MP3 via CD.

Anybody know a better way to do that?
this song always hears well.....

Funny, I too thought this was Sheryl Crow at first.  Nice song.

Great voice.  Tight.  Accessible.


auburntigerrich wrote:
Yeah, Rebecca doesn't consider iTunes purchased files for a good reason. Have you ever tried to convert one of those things? It's like turning a Mormon to Islam.
Ya just burn 'em to a CD and you're done with it. Instant MP3 files that you can upload to RP. No big deal.
LOVELY!!!
Thanks Bill, I was getting to wonder what happened, playing a bunch of "zero" songs - this one lifts the mood a bit.
surprisingly underrated band
Verpeiler wrote:
No love for early Cardigans. I've uploaded "Rise and Shine" and it didn't even make it to the LRC. :grumpy:
yeah, i have no love for them either.
Vocals sound like Sheryl Crow.
Egrey wrote:
They released a new album in 07. I'd upload it, but RP won't consider songs that were originally purchased on itunes. I guess no one buys CDs anymore.
Yeah, Rebecca doesn't consider iTunes purchased files for a good reason. Have you ever tried to convert one of those things? It's like turning a Mormon to Islam.
They released a new album in 07. I'd upload it, but RP won't consider songs that were originally purchased on itunes. I guess no one buys CDs anymore.
I never heard this Sheryl Crow song before...
ajamison wrote:
Absolutely fantastic song. This whole album is incredible, probably some of the strongest songwriting I've heard in years.
Amen to that! I was blown away by this album, probably listened to it 50 times in a row. They've always been a solid band but seemed to grow exponentially with this album.
sarahbean26 wrote:
:puke: This band i could never understand, they had one and i really mean only ONE hit. And the only reason is because the lead singer she is a hot blonde!! :think:
Blondie? J/K!
ok i swear i did not see your pics. before i put in my commment!! But thats why they had their hit!!
:puke: This band i could never understand, they had one and i really mean only ONE hit. And the only reason is because the lead singer she is a hot blonde!! :think:
even better greg6494 wrote:
8 :arrow: 9
so good!
8 :arrow: 9
jameyp wrote:
nice one!
:high-five: oh yea!
nice one!
DoctorHooey wrote:
Why are you all dissing "Lovefool" - that's a brilliant bit of pop confectionery - it's like a creme brulee
Oh, MAN! If you ever watched the BBC series "League of Gentlemen", you wouldn't use the terms "Pop song" and "Creme Brulee" in the same sentence! (Watch the series!) (click here) Oh yeah, the song... I dig it! Also liked "Love Fool" but sooo different. Then again, who of us hasn't changed in the last 15 years?
DoctorHooey wrote:
...a brilliant bit of pop confectionery - it's like a creme brulee
?? I prefer real créme bruleé man. . But by the way, this song is really better than Lovefool.
Nina Nina Nina!
Why are you all dissing "Lovefool" - that's a brilliant bit of pop confectionery - it's like a creme brulee
No love for early Cardigans. I've uploaded "Rise and Shine" and it didn't even make it to the LRC. :grumpy:
nice voiceeee
Absolutely fantastic song. This whole album is incredible, probably some of the strongest songwriting I've heard in years. Their newest album "Super Extra Gravity" is quite good too. It's a shame people only think of "Lovefool" when I talk about this band....they've matured immensely since then. Hell, even their other songs back in that era are good, just overshadowed by the one pop track. Another band that met a similar fate was Sixpence None The Richer...check out "Divine Discontent," it was their last album. Brilliant!
I like this. Has anybody ever tried to upload a track or two from their first (?) album "Live"? It's quite different from their recent stuff.
Good tune. Nina does sound a bit like Jenny Lewis, as someone else mentioned.
Not only a great song, but a great album! It shocked me to learn that The Cardigans were actually very talented. Up until this, I had only heard "Love Me".
Shesdifferent wrote:
Their own sound? This is 100% Sheryl Crow.
Agreed... still good though.
I like this song, but it has a bit of the ABBA rhyming thing going on: rhyme every word you can even if it doesn't make sense.
joshfm wrote:
It is hard to get any work done when sets like these keep me rockin'
Josh, This is your boss. You're falling behind on that project that's due on Monday a.m. It's time to turn off the internet and get back to it. Do I have to come over there? Didn't think so. :clap:
Shesdifferent wrote:
Their own sound? This is 100% Sheryl Crow.
Just for the record.. methinks the Cardigans got started before Ms. Crow...so who's copying who?
ahhh my theme song.
panlad wrote:
It seems they have finally brought their influences together into their own sound.
Their own sound? This is 100% Sheryl Crow.
Thought I'd check: I thought this might be a Sheryl Crow song that I like. Sorry Ms. Crow, have always thought your music is winey. This on the other hand is ok, but agree, does have a Sheryl tone.
The arrangement on this is pure Sheryl Crow!!! That's not a bad thing, but not very original!
tro_73 wrote:
A fantastic song from a fantastic cd and a fantastic band.BTW Ebbot Lundberg from the swedish band The Sountrack of our Lives...is on backing vocals...
He sounds like Joe Walsh in this song. Q
Not bad at all. They seem to have moved away from the syrupy pop. (Okay - guilty pleasure #54 was "Love Me." I am so ashamed.) :shifty:
siloco wrote:
well, this is certainly a major improvement over that stupid "Love Me Love Me" song from a decade ago.. They sound like actual musicians. Will wonders ever cease...
I love the Cardigans, but HATE that song. Thankfully, so far as I know, it's the only time they got so annoyingly poppy.
Great band, great song! A modern classic. Very sexy voice! Gorgeous gal!