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Madrugada — Majesty (Live)
Album: Live At Tralfamadore
Avg rating:
8.2

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Total ratings: 6990









Released: 2005
Length: 6:39
Plays (last 30 days): 2
So am I
Good or bad
The way that things did turn out
I did only make you sad

And we cried and we cried
On the phone
Oh but in my mind
You were never that all alone

Oh you were majesty
Your roads were heavy
And your longing was cut from bone

So am I
Am I good or bad
Could only awake your anger
I could only make you mad
Now was that how you showed me
That you were still so young and bold
Anyway those fights did drive me
And I was dying of thirst and I wasn't growin' old

Oh you were majesty
Your ropes were heavy
And your roads were very cold
Oh, oh, oh majesty

But in my mind
I could still climb inside your bed
And I could be victorious
Still the only man to pass to the glorious arch of your head, o-oh

Oh you were majesty
Your ropes were heavy
And your cheeks were very red

Oh you were majesty
And it's like I said
That spirit, is now dead

Oh, oh, oh Majesty
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 exjunkie wrote:

This is one of those songs you have on in the background and it suddenly leaks into the foreground and you rush to find out who it is. Nice.



Haha, I just did that!! 
3 live songs in a row:
Majesty (Live) - Madrugada
To Be Gone (Live) - Anna Ternheim
On the Border (live) - Al Stewart
Nice!
Missing " you are still so young and bored"?
 hellsgardener wrote:

Shivers and a 10. So much more than the studio version
- and they are robes, not ropes or roads.



I agree about the rating and relative merits of the live and studio versions.

I think / hope you are right about the lyrics. I always heard “robes”.   “Ropes” and “very red” cheeks would suggest an entirely different relationship between singer and subject.
pure gold, no matter how many times you hear it. Madrugada
Hi all!
wish there was an 11 rating option - oh - ther ya go :   11  !!! 
Sivert's voice just melts me. 
This song is literally impossible to sing.

I don't know how he does it.
oOOOhhhhhHHhhhhhhhHHHHHHH
more cowbell!
 tm wrote:

Majestic… my good friend used to party with Sivert. Just a name drop because it makes me feel cool.



what did your friend say he was like? i imagine him to be pretty cool, laid back. right?
Right up there with all the all the greatest guitar solos of all time.
Majestic… my good friend used to party with Sivert. Just a name drop because it makes me feel cool.
 nomnol wrote:


It's just that you won'(t) say, maybe.


Yes. "It's just what you won't say..." 
Shivers and a 10. So much more than the studio version
- and they are robes, not ropes or roads.
Never gets old to me. Hooked from the first listen.
Robe. The ROBES were heavy. Not roads. Not ropes. Robes, like royal robes.
One of the many phenomenal artists I have been introduced to on Radio Paradise. I have a notebook that I use to write down all the new music that I need to explore more of, and this is one that I actually went out and procured.  Team RP, please play more Madrugada! 

And ps, please consider adding a bookmark feature to this page so we can go back and see what caught our ear.

Lastly, I realize that I haven't donated in a while. $20 coming your way right now. #LLRP!
Chills every. damn. time. Majesty indeed.
 jmkate wrote:

stopping whatever I am doing to turn this up...



So do I.....
 ober9000 wrote:


Or you rush to turn up the volume and sit and listen and just, well, dig it


Haha!  Just did that .
 exjunkie wrote:

This is one of those songs you have on in the background and it suddenly leaks into the foreground and you rush to find out who it is. Nice.



Or you rush to turn up the volume and sit and listen and just, well, dig it
My only complaint on this song...it's not long enough. Just bumped from a 9 --> 10!
Demoted this to a 9, just so I could bump it up to 10 again!  
 vandal wrote:


"It's just what you would say..."


It's just that you won'(t) say, maybe.
 justin4kick wrote:
It's just a T-bone steak




Frankly, it's not much of a T-bone - the tenderloin is minute, you need to change your butcher.

The United States Department of Agriculture's Institutional Meat Purchase Specifications
state that the tenderloin of a porterhouse must be at least 1.25 inches
(32 mm) wide at its widest, while that of a T-bone must be at least 0.5
inches (13 mm) wide. [1] However, steaks with a large tenderloin are often called a "T-bone" in restaurants despite technically being porterhouse.

Think it through. It's not possible to cook a T-bone properly - there are 2 different types of meat AND there is a bone. Steak for rubes.

 Solanus wrote:

Robes, not roads, not ropes. Robes.


either ropes or robes feels more right, but something may be lost in translation...
 Laptopdog wrote:

I've got this at a 9 but it sure feels like a 10.




upgraded to 10
It's just a t-bone steak!
 Stephenater wrote:

I think I finally figured it out!

”It’s just that you’re insane”. 

or

”It’s just that you were insane”.


"It's just what you would say..."
 sergioso wrote:

I've just find out that madrugada doestn' have any trnslation in english.




Wikipedia says it's spanish (and portuguese) for "dawn"... what a wonderful word - madrugada - to me it has a special touch, mysterious and dark. So looking forward to see them live in concert next year..
I've just find out that madrugada doestn' have any trnslation in english.
This song is one of the reasons I love Radio Paradise. I never would have heard it otherwise. It's a 9 for me.
 lynn01 wrote:

I want to see these guys live - what a great song!



I'm sorry to say that Robert Burås is no more among us. Regardless you may still pick up a consert with Sivert Høyem that is the vocalist of the band. Høyem has done an excellent job in continuiong the philosophy of the band as it was and is micing together only the best of the best to perform their music. Regardless Burås was indeed a main element of the original pot that brought this music alive. 


Madrugada (band) - Wikipedia
So is the consensus still leaning towards T-bone steak?
 Laptopdog wrote:

I've got this at a 9 but it sure feels like a 10.



I had it at 9--just bumped it up to a 10 
Every time I hear this it goes up one. Started as a 7 and am currently hovering over the 10.  I'm not sure I've 10'd anything before but its close.  This is 6.35 minutes of goosebumps for me
 niseywee wrote:
Perfectly understandable.
 

I had to kick it up to a 10. 
On Norwegian Independence Day no less. Beautiful! Greetings from Tromsø.
His voice transports me.  One of many great RP finds for me.  
 Laurelai wrote:
Its not uncommon for me to get all teary eyed when I listen to this song 


It's all too common for that to happen to me... 

10 

nice voice 
This song still gives me the goose bumps all these years later.

Sivert Høyem og Madrugada:  Tusin Tuck!
 slaskey wrote:
Anyone hear echos of old Waterboys in this 
 

Nope 
 bigbobbybubba wrote:
I love this song, especially the live version on YouTube. The lyrics are so sexist and so wrong.
 

Please explain, because I have got no clue. 
 jlind wrote:

I started it out as a 10... I think I have less than 80 10's out of more 3000 ratings
 
I have about 5 10s
 jp33442 wrote:
Just made this a 10
 
I started it out as a 10... I think I have less than 80 10's out of more 3000 ratings
Just made this a 10
Hey, this is COOL!
what a tuneee..... 10/10
Such a monster sound!
A Scandinavian live set?  

Only on RP.   
All the feels!
 justin4kick wrote:
It's just a T-bone steak



 

you've ruined the perfection
Its not uncommon for me to get all teary eyed when I listen to this song 
Cracking guitar solo, shame they are no longer...
Just changed my rating from an 8 to a solid 9. Bravo!!!
How did I miss these guys? Oh that's right I was working 16 hour days during this time and hanging out in sports bars.
Wonderfully resonate vocals! 10/10 always

This has been a 10 since I first heard it almost 15 years ago here on RP... 

We still miss you Robert Burås... 
I'm PSD-ing not because I don't like it, but I hear it a lot on RP
Glorious track 10
I want to see these guys live - what a great song!
I love this song, especially the live version on YouTube. The lyrics are so sexist and so wrong.
10 for me. Love this guys voice, RP introduced me to them a few years ago and forever grateful for them doing so. 
 Laurelai wrote:
This is goosebump imduscing
 
So is your spelling, good sir 
How have I   missed this?  It stopped me in my tracks.   My son found me suddenly sobbing at the keyboard.   As if listening to Sam Stone.  What is happening ?

And why does this bring to mind Gord Downie?


Young and bald
This is goosebump imduscing
 Laptopdog wrote:
I've got this at a 9 but it sure feels like a 10.
 The studio version is only about an 8, but this is a 10 for me.
c.

Anyone hear echos of old Waterboys in this 
This is one of those songs you have on in the background and it suddenly leaks into the foreground and you rush to find out who it is. Nice.
 Laptopdog wrote:
I've got this at a 9 but it sure feels like a 10.
 
Yes! 9 > 10 for the uplifting comment from jsd52756, more live sets like this Bill.
Great song - first time I've heard it.
10 -> 11
I've got this at a 9 but it sure feels like a 10.
Another winner from RP between this place and WFMU my musicale tastes have grown and have given up on commercial rock radio
What a voice!   What guitar!  What a dream of heaven on earth!
a complete RP find - thank you so much, Majestic
Skydog
You just can't beat Live Music! This song always stops me in my tracks.
Madrugada is touring again. Saw and very much enjoyed them last night. As good as it can possibly get.
Thanks RP.  I doubt I would ever have discovered this band and their astounding lead  singer without you.  Great way to finish my working day and go for a beer.  
 jmkate wrote:
stopping whatever I am doing to turn this up...
 
Same here :-)
stopping whatever I am doing to turn this up...
Was in a bar in Bangkok at 3am drunk playing pool with Bargirls when this started playing. All sorts of weird and wonderful characters were there too. One of those amazing moments and this song always transports me back. I'll never forget. Robert Buras the mercurial guitar player sadly found dead in his apartment guitar in hand.. glad I got to hear this solo from him.
 Webfoot wrote:

You might be right, but I still like T-bone steak.
 
I'm firing up the BBQ when I get home tonight!!  This song is great, and knowing that the band is back together makes me hope they visit the Seattle area soon (and/or I hope I haven't recently missed them like I missed Bill Idol and Steve Stevens recently :-( ) 

Long Live RP!!
I'm upping this to a 9.
Saw them 2 weeks ago. Small venue. Great great concert
One of those RP songs that worm their way into your head & heart eventually.
His voice is hypnotizing.
 Stephenater wrote:

I think I finally figured it out!

”It’s just that you’re insane”. 

or

”It’s just that you were insane”.
 
You might be right, but I still like T-bone steak.
 Broken_Ear wrote:
It's just a t-bone steak!
It's just a t-bone steak!

Man those lyrics grab my stomach each time.
 
I think I finally figured it out!

”It’s just that you’re insane”. 

or

”It’s just that you were insane”.
One of those songs that gets better with every listen. Not over played I guess...
It's just a t-bone steak!
It's just a t-bone steak!

Man those lyrics grab my stomach each time.
I like the guitar work into the peaking CODA
 harleyjiggler wrote:
Reminds me of Rag 'n' Bone Man - I'm Only Human
 
Both songs have pretty traditional chord progressions, though this one is about fifteen years older.
Reminds me of Rag 'n' Bone Man - I'm Only Human
 nevar23 wrote:
It's 2018 and I'm still hoping someday we'll solve the mystery of those end lyrics. {#Laughing} Such a great song.
 
Ditto!  One of these days, I'm gonna tweet Sivert and untangle this riddle!
It's 2018 and I'm still hoping someday we'll solve the mystery of those end lyrics.
{#Laughing} Such a great song.

Edit: January 1st 2019 and still hoping.

Edit #2: Jan. 1st 2021 and I'm going with Stephenater's comment that "It's just that you're insane" is the long elusive lyric. Happy New Year, all!

The voice, the feel, the lyrics, the simple chord progression, the song. live....Majestic!
Reminds me a bit of Gene - the rising vocals and the sense of building...
Love it!
10 from me...a vocal masterpiece and great song!
I keep hearing the chorus as "Mais est-ce que tu le sais ?" {#Think}
It's just a T-bone steak



8 to a 9.  Play it as much as you wish, thanks Bill.
Thanks for introducing me to this Group/Song- Keep playing it!
Makes me cry. I feel so much.
I’ve heard this track here more than anyone should in a lifetime. Recycle please!!!
 jsd52756 wrote:
Last year in the hospital at Christmas, getting hooked up to an IV for IVIG infusions. My daughter had just brought me a set of noise cancelling Bose headphones to my room for my Christmas gift.  Put them on and this song just started.  This tune put me in the place I needed to be right then.
Thanks Bill & Madrugada for helping me out when I needed it most.
-John

 

Wow, that is a powerful connection! They call it Radio Paradise for a reason!

Live, Love and stay Wild my friend!
Thank you for sharing!
 
Last year in the hospital at Christmas, getting hooked up to an IV for IVIG infusions. My daughter had just brought me a set of noise cancelling Bose headphones to my room for my Christmas gift.  Put them on and this song just started.  This tune put me in the place I needed to be right then.
Thanks Bill & Madrugada for helping me out when I needed it most.
-John
 RazzCat wrote:
Just gets better each time I hear it.
Thank you, RP, for introducing me to Sivert Hoyem's voice.
Majestic...

 
Ditto for me too!  A year ago the name Sivert Hoyem was just a name to me; now I know who he is and where he came from...not to mention having learned a new Spanish word :-) Long Live RP!!  And PEACE to all earthlings!!!
 ziggytrix wrote:

I hear "it's just a T-bird sing"

??

 

I'll wager on "it's just what Sivert said." 

 qosforever wrote:
This live version is more powerful and has more feeling even that the studio version.  Beautiful!!
 
Agreed.  Great version of a wonderful song. Thanks, RP!
 JoanneE wrote:
Always one of my turn-the-volume-up tracks!

  

You're not alone. Just reached over and turned the dial up.
 westslope wrote:
To speculate, Bill and Rebecca could be closet admirers of the Nordic social democracies.  They could be plotting to fundamentally change the good ol' USA through subversive music playing.   Vigilance is probably called for.
 
So, IOW... stay tuned?
 {#Hug}JoanneE wrote:
Always one of my turn-the-volume-up tracks!

 
exactly !