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Calexico — Deep Down
Album: Garden Ruin
Avg rating:
7.1

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Total ratings: 1239









Released: 2006
Length: 4:28
Plays (last 30 days): 1
When numbers matter more than the heart
Your eyes are hollow and stiffness starts to take control
Capsize the soul, deep down you know it's evil
You've always known

Be a good example show your new tricks
And while you're out there they'll make the pitch
To rally the troops and make a huge contribution
To help push this through
Deep down you know it's evil
You've always known it's evil

The days here are numbered but your record is clean
Outstretched and waiting on banks that seem
To flow and flow, a rich reward to show
Duty carried out in the field
Deep down you know it's evil
You've always known it's evil
You've always known
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Great band to see live if you get the chance. Go out of your way, way out of your way. You won’t be disappointed
 Sjaaks wrote:


They ARE a great live band! I never actually saw them live, but i've seen a concert on DVD and was blown away by it, imagine actually standing in the crowd.
 
We saw them with Andrew Bird - this sounds like an odd combo but it was amazing. They are great live, with or without whistling? kidding, I love to whistle
First ever listen, once again RP introducing me to stuff that I instantly connect with. 
Bill obviously likes Calexico. 
And so do I so I am grateful.
One of the coolest band names too.
32 songs on RP right now. But  40 is  a  much nicer  #.
 Hannio wrote:



Translation:  Netto likes the same song as me, therefore he must be super educated!  People like me are so smart!! 
 
Translation: Hannio is a smug asshole.
Gets a raise today. Spectacular 10 from the Bristol office.
got tickets for their new tour...
Seems to be a perfect song for these days and times. 
 coloradojohn wrote:
Calexico has many sounds, but on this song they really seem to hit a unique stride, jamming a good rocking beat for wonderful effect...
 
Totally. They really nail this one, IMO.
Calexico has many sounds, but on this song they really seem to hit a unique stride, jamming a good rocking beat for wonderful effect...
 kingart wrote:
This is terrific! One problem: about 20 minutes too short. A 9, and maybe due for a raise. 
 

 
Perfect post.  Thanks, friend.
tempo is perfect
9 > 10
I am not a big Calexico fan, but I really like this one
Perfect reflection on imperialist undertakings that is taking the souls of its own citizens.  Great writing.
W.
Love them. Just saw them a few days ago....Great show.
Love this song!   
7 > 8
{#Drummer}  {#Bananajam}{#Cowboy}{#Dancingbanana_2}{#Guitarist} {#Bananajam}{#Cowboy}  ..... just luv this band so much.    YEA, CALEXICO {#Kiss}
 84MacGuy wrote:


I was just thinking that it has been way too long since I heard this great song on RP.  Son of gun if I didn't say the exact same thing almost exactly a year ago.  Strange.

 
This must be the January song on RP.  It seems I don't hear it for a long time, then about mid-January Bill plays it and I wonder why I haven't heard it for a year. 
 Byronape wrote:

According to his profile, Netto is a dude.  But I'm sure if you asked nicely enough, he may consider writing you as a girl. 

 
Has S/HE already responded to you as a dude?
Finally music again!
Great song!
 Stingray wrote:


Netto - you are soooo educated!
Who are you?
As a girl - write me!

 


Translation:  Netto likes the same song as me, therefore he must be super educated!  People like me are so smart!! 
 84MacGuy wrote:
Haven't heard this song for way, way too long. 
 

I was just thinking that it has been way too long since I heard this great song on RP.  Son of gun if I didn't say the exact same thing almost exactly a year ago.  Strange.
Calexico is of the rare groups that I can hear over and over again w/o growing tired of them!
 rlr511 wrote:
these guys are just great.  haven't heard a song i didn't like. 
 

I was just thinking the same thing.
This is terrific! One problem: about 20 minutes too short. A 9, and maybe due for a raise. 
 
 Stingray wrote:


Netto - you are soooo educated!
Who are you?
As a girl - write me!
 
According to his profile, Netto is a dude.  But I'm sure if you asked nicely enough, he may consider writing you as a girl. 
these guys are just great.  haven't heard a song i didn't like. 
...i posit that calexico are roughly analogous to midnight oil, an ocean and two decades apart...
Haven't heard this song for way, way too long. 
 Stingray wrote:


Netto - you are soooo educated!
Who are you?
As a girl - write me!

 
have you lost it , or what?         KIDDING,,,,,,,  i love everybody

 Netto wrote:
Music > 9 / Cover > 9
 

Netto - you are soooo educated!
Who are you?
As a girl - write me!

 Netto wrote:
Music > 9 / Cover > 9
 
Wow yeah nice cover. 9!
The song's ok too... 
 Stingray wrote:
CALEXICO is good for STINGRAY!

Not super-trooper-sonic good!

But pretty good - I like them lots!
Bet they are a good live-band!

Great riff!
 

They ARE a great live band! I never actually saw them live, but i've seen a concert on DVD and was blown away by it, imagine actually standing in the crowd.
Music > 9 / Cover > 9
 bindi wrote:

I always assumed it was about the invasion of Iraq, the fabricated WMD's etc.

 

 

Sorry, can't help! I thought it was about money...!

But, then again, Iraq is exactly about that!
Isn't it?

F*ck the bastard - the only true criminal ever on the highest throne!

j
CALEXICO good 
 Hannio wrote:


According to Obama's newly appointed director of intelligence, the WMDs were spirited away to Syria just prior to the invasion.  Just sayin'.

 
Oh, . . .well, I guess that explains it!  That's the good thing about aluminum tubes - light, easy to carry . . .er, spirit.      I was a fool to have doubted.


 bindi wrote:

I always assumed it was about the invasion of Iraq, the fabricated WMD's etc.

 

 

According to Obama's newly appointed director of intelligence, the WMDs were spirited away to Syria just prior to the invasion.  Just sayin'.

this is one of their best.
Thanks Bill, Can never get enough Calexico.
See them live if ever the chance...fun, fun, fun band live!!
I love this music.  It's so effortless with Calexico...they just know what sounds good.
I LIKE THIS SONG
 horseplayer wrote:
The song sounds great, but I just googled the lyrics, and I have to say, WTF?
When numbers matter more than the heart
Your eyes are hollow and stiffness starts to take control
Capsize the soul, deep down you know it's evil
You've always known Be a good example show your new tricks
And while you're out there they'll make the pitch
To rally the troops and make a huge contribution
To help push this through
Deep down you know it's evil
You've always known it's evil The days here are numbered but your record is clean
Outstretched and waiting on banks that seem
To flow and flow, a rich reward to show
Duty carried out in the field
Deep down you know it's evil
You've always known it's evil
You've always known
The first verse seems reasonable enough. After that, though, I have no clue. Would any nice RP'ers be willing to offer an interpretation?

 
I always assumed it was about the invasion of Iraq, the fabricated WMD's etc.

 

Wow 9 thumbs up
Another great song today! RP is on a roll! Thanks Bill.{#Dance}


No one knows in advance exactly what's the secret of a successful song, but doing things with discretion, thoroughness, skill, talent and authenticity, very helpful for obtaining this goal....

  ** 8 / 9 **



Calexicrap.  I don't get the appeal at all.
could listen to those guitars forever ...
organic :daisy:
ScottyB wrote:
I agree. It really grew on me the more I listened to it too. I wonder if they will be able to match its quality with subsequent efforts.
Same here, from 8 to 9 :music:
FluorideFreeMN wrote:
One of my favorite albums in recent memory...
I agree. It really grew on me the more I listened to it too. I wonder if they will be able to match its quality with subsequent efforts.
One of my favorite albums in recent memory...
I love Joey Burn's voice. Soft, yet heartfelt.
phoenix wrote:
I thought of Bush and the war.
Yup, me too. Though I'm not convinced Bush knows it's evil.
horseplayer wrote:
The song sounds great, but I just googled the lyrics, and I have to say, WTF? When numbers matter more than the heart Your eyes are hollow and stiffness starts to take control Capsize the soul, deep down you know it's evil You've always known Be a good example show your new tricks And while you're out there they'll make the pitch To rally the troops and make a huge contribution To help push this through Deep down you know it's evil You've always known it's evil The days here are numbered but your record is clean Outstretched and waiting on banks that seem To flow and flow, a rich reward to show Duty carried out in the field Deep down you know it's evil You've always known it's evil You've always known The first verse seems reasonable enough. After that, though, I have no clue. Would any nice RP'ers be willing to offer an interpretation?
I thought of Bush and the war.
horseplayer wrote:
The song sounds great, but I just googled the lyrics, and I have to say, WTF? When numbers matter more than the heart Your eyes are hollow and stiffness starts to take control Capsize the soul, deep down you know it's evil You've always known Be a good example show your new tricks And while you're out there they'll make the pitch To rally the troops and make a huge contribution To help push this through Deep down you know it's evil You've always known it's evil The days here are numbered but your record is clean Outstretched and waiting on banks that seem To flow and flow, a rich reward to show Duty carried out in the field Deep down you know it's evil You've always known it's evil You've always known The first verse seems reasonable enough. After that, though, I have no clue. Would any nice RP'ers be willing to offer an interpretation?
Sounds like the the corporatist right wing to me.
This is REM lite - meaning that it produces only dry heaves :puke:
a_genuine_find wrote:
Love Calexico!
The point is 'it's evil'. You've always known, it's evil. In it, numbers matter more than the heart. It seeks huge contributions. It rally's pushing troops. And, you've always knowm, it's evil. You've always known. You're record is clean but, you're days here are numbered and the Evil tempts with rich rewards for Duty carried out in the field. And, you've always knowm, it's evil. You've always known. So, what is 'it' that is evil? Where do figures matter more than the heart? Who seeks contributions and pushes troops? It would have to something you've always known is evil. Is it 'evil' to impose a morals free, free for all wealth grab without regard for the species future? Duty that you've always known, is evil. horseplayer wrote:
The song sounds great, but I just googled the lyrics, and I have to say, WTF? When numbers matter more than the heart Your eyes are hollow and stiffness starts to take control Capsize the soul, deep down you know it's evil You've always known Be a good example show your new tricks And while you're out there they'll make the pitch To rally the troops and make a huge contribution To help push this through Deep down you know it's evil You've always known it's evil The days here are numbered but your record is clean Outstretched and waiting on banks that seem To flow and flow, a rich reward to show Duty carried out in the field Deep down you know it's evil You've always known it's evil You've always known The first verse seems reasonable enough. After that, though, I have no clue. Would any nice RP'ers be willing to offer an interpretation?
Love Calexico!
Big fan of their mexicali sound, but this doesn't do much for me.
This song sounds very different from other Calexico's ones
Very diverse and interesting band
mandolin wrote:
...oh, wow, i'd never picked up on that before, but you're right, there are a lot of thematic and musical parallels between calexico and the oils...
Whew!! Thought I may never get an answer, and that maybe I was hearing things!
remind anyone else of Midnight Oil?
...oh, wow, i'd never picked up on that before, but you're right, there are a lot of thematic and musical parallels between calexico and the oils...
remind anyone else of Midnight Oil?
love this album more and more all the time...talented folks at calexico
Mostly I like, but there's something irritating about the singer's voice. A bit too androgynous, perhaps. Oh well.
jpfueler wrote:
"Ender43 (Logan, UT - Home of mtn. biking, great skiing...and golden tablets.)" I though he found them in Missouri? Or are they now stored there s'posedly?
He 'found' them in New York then transported them to who knows where and back then gave them back to the angel Moroni...apparently back in NY again.
"Ender43 (Logan, UT - Home of mtn. biking, great skiing...and golden tablets.)" I though he found them in Missouri? Or are they now stored there s'posedly?
This song reminds me a lot of Better than Ezra's "In the Blood".
Seeing these guys next week FOR FREE in Salt Lake City...cheers for the summer concert series!
I'm likin this cut a lot! Got that "building up to something big" feel to it... ...and then it delivers! :clap:
Pleasantly surprised at how good this album is.. picked it up recently on e-music and its spent a lot of time in my itunes rotation. Have added some of their older stuff to my wish list.
Nice track, reminds me a bit of Tom Petty.
The state of the universe according to ......Der Prez. :sorry:
The song sounds great, but I just googled the lyrics, and I have to say, WTF? When numbers matter more than the heart Your eyes are hollow and stiffness starts to take control Capsize the soul, deep down you know it's evil You've always known Be a good example show your new tricks And while you're out there they'll make the pitch To rally the troops and make a huge contribution To help push this through Deep down you know it's evil You've always known it's evil The days here are numbered but your record is clean Outstretched and waiting on banks that seem To flow and flow, a rich reward to show Duty carried out in the field Deep down you know it's evil You've always known it's evil You've always known The first verse seems reasonable enough. After that, though, I have no clue. Would any nice RP'ers be willing to offer an interpretation?
Feast of wire mmmmmm goood. This is mnnnnn OK.
The more I hear this the better it gets.
09:29 :"404 Resource not found" :eyes: Any new law that permits listening to good music outside the US?
Kristi wrote:
:cry: *CRY!*:cry: Waterloo Records! I miss Austin! :cry:
...despite their apparently vast and ecclectic selection, they never had anything in stock which i wanted to buy - inevitably, when i stopped by there hoping to buy something, i always had to special order...
The time has come to raise this from a 7 to an 8.
Keith_Eel wrote:
once again you forced me to Waterloo Records, I could not wait to download....bought this quickly @ a reduced price..."Deep Down" :group-hug: is the one on this album....obviously....Peace...K_E
:cry: *CRY!*:cry: Waterloo Records! I miss Austin! :cry:
nice tune
Clearly a male singer is what THIS band needed - better than their other stuff my room mate plays all the time...
raelic wrote:
Shades of Grant Lee Buffalo, which is no bad thing.
Sounded a little like Better than Ezra to me.
8 :arrow: 9
Shades of Grant Lee Buffalo, which is no bad thing.
davin wrote:
Woohoo, the return of Stingray!
This is cause for rejoicing?????
Stingray wrote:
Stingray!
Woohoo, the return of Stingray!
a.) Calexico was just played two hours ago. :beat: b.) This song isn't that great. :snooty:
once again you forced me to Waterloo Records, I could not wait to download....bought this quickly @ a reduced price..."Deep Down" :group-hug: is the one on this album....obviously....Peace...K_E
You're catching on quick... Krispian wrote:
Calexico, Porcupine Tree, Deus, Air, Morphine, Nick Cave... This is the greatest station EVER!
Good song - good band! Stingray!
Krispian wrote:
Calexico, Porcupine Tree, Deus, Air, Morphine, Nick Cave... This is the greatest station EVER!
Absolutely! Time to send in my monthly "token of my deep appreciation."
By far my favorite tune of theirs. I think I may do the ITunes thing.
love the lyrics
cleaning the basement slowly and all of a sudden i'm in quite a hurry but doing it well and right!
freeone1 wrote:
Anyone catch them at the ACL fest yesterday? There was a live feed via the internet which was actually quite good, sound and video quality. Love these guys! Would love to see them play at home in Tucson too!
Yes. Good stuff.
Anyone catch them at the ACL fest yesterday? There was a live feed via the internet which was actually quite good, sound and video quality. Love these guys! Would love to see them play at home in Tucson too!
:good-vibes:
Calexico, Porcupine Tree, Deus, Air, Morphine, Nick Cave... This is the greatest station EVER!
I got this album a couple of months ago and it spends heavy time in the mp3 player. Album is pretty strong throughout with a lot of little gems. Got turned on to this band through the album they did with Iron and Wine. Two solid groups. Highly recommend this album.
UncleChig wrote:
Exactly my experience with this album. These are usually the ones that stay with us the longest...
Its funny how that works. This band hasn't struck me yet though. 5
hmm, fuzzin' out there until the end, which got totally groovy. took a while, though. 6.
This was very Ryan Adams-like......I like it!
AlienRelic wrote:
When I first heard this, I did not care for it, but it has grown on me. I just gave it an 8.
Exactly my experience with this album. These are usually the ones that stay with us the longest...
When I first heard this, I did not care for it, but it has grown on me. I just gave it an 8.
The ghost of Gram Parsons rising up through the mix...
anyone else going to see the show at the Henry Fonda tonight? I can't wait! :bananajam:
NeuroJoe wrote:
Stuart Smalley's Thought Of The Day: So if we have a band called "Calexico", why don't we have one called "Mexifornia" yet? Other than those posers on MySpace that is?
Sorry, it was Jack Handey, not Stuart Smalley, who had the Deep Thoughts. Stuart Smalley was Al Franken's SNL character, known for his daily affirmations ("I'm Good Enough, I'm Smart Enough, and Doggone It, People Like Me!"). Also, Calexico is a city in very southern California just across the border from Mexicali, Mexico. I pass it all the time on I-8 heading to San Diego, somewhere you ought to know. :stupid: Love hearing the Tucson boys here on RP, Bill. Keep 'em coming. Excellent tune.
I really like this song, the background seems to go well with his voice. Seems odd that it is rated as low as it is.
Toured Europe recently with Iron & Wine ...
Stuart Smalley's Thought Of The Day: So if we have a band called "Calexico", why don't we have one called "Mexifornia" yet? Other than those posers on MySpace that is?
dkwalika wrote:
much better I can work now
YEAH.
aaah oooh aaah oooh.