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Silversun Pickups — Rusted Wheel
Album: Carnavas
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Total ratings: 2155









Released: 2006
Length: 5:57
Plays (last 30 days): 2
So you
Can't hold
A star
In your
Hand though
At least you can
Hold on
To another plan

Rusted wheel
Planted still

I can
Tell it's
Summer
From the, yeah
Size of
The bugs that fly
Through my window
Flying through my window

Rusted wheel
Planted still
Rusted wheel
Can't move on

I can
Tell it's
Winter
From the, yeah
Size of
The lump in
My throat
I got a lump in my throat

Rusted wheel
Planted still
Rusted wheel
Can't move on

And it feels
Just like the ground
Trapped in another way
Just still in the ground
And it feels
Just like the ground
The ground
Trapped in another way
Just still in the ground
The ground, the ground

So you
Can't hold
A star
In your, yeah
Hand though
At least you can
Move on
To that better plan right now

Rusted wheel
Planted still
Rusted wheel
Can't move on

Rusted wheel
Planted still
Rusted wheel
Planted still
Rusted wheel
Planted still
Rusted wheel
Can't move on
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I've never seen a cat body slam a human. 
But I have now!

What did the toddler say right after?
Me Ow!
 kcar wrote:


A ninja cat. He harvests vital organs on the side. 





Please don't judge. 


WE NEED MORE OF THIS - it should be law
 kcar wrote:


A ninja cat. He harvests vital organs on the side. 





Please don't judge. 


After bringing down its prey, the kitty cat goes for the neck and the kill.
 radioparadise9 wrote:

Get a replacement brain - the one you have is defective
 
Play him some Frankie Valli and the Four Seasons.
 oldsaxon wrote:

What's he now?
 

Still male?
 kcar wrote:


A ninja cat. He harvests vital organs on the side. 





Please don't judge. 
 
I couldn't stop laughing too.

Took my mind off the music, though that didn't take much effort from ninja cat.
 kcar wrote:


A ninja cat. He harvests vital organs on the side. 





Please don't judge. 
 

I am laughing WAY TO HARD at this gif..but  the tag makes it......well done
 oldsaxon wrote:

What's he now?
 

A ninja cat. He harvests vital organs on the side. 





Please don't judge. 
Saw them with Muse.  Good group.  The guy has a higher voice and the woman has a strong voice.  
 govna wrote:
my brain refuses to acknowledge that this is a man singing.
 
Get a replacement brain - the one you have is defective
A lovely set tonight, Maestro: subtle segues between tracks with similarly subtle themes. Delightful!
Radio Paradise enriches my life yet again!
Thank you, Bill.
{#Meditate}
 Skydog wrote:
i didn't know the singer was male for quite a while, now it seems weird

 
What's he now?
 justin4kick wrote: 

One of the best comments of the Sting I have read. Where is the guy anyway?

 
Scientologists got him.  He's being held in a bunker in Cappadocia.
This song is 11 years old?
Dang, that's scary.
Still sounds good, anyway.
Monotonous.
 Skydog wrote:
i didn't know the singer was male for quite a while, now it seems weird

 
Hell, I thought we were still listening to Serafina Steer....
His voice is partially what makes this group and their music interesting.
 Skydog wrote:
i didn't know the singer was male for quite a while, now it seems weird

 
The singer was male for quite a while? Didn't know that either. Weird days, indeed.
i didn't know the singer was male for quite a while, now it seems weird
 chasech5 wrote:
Interminably boring. All psuedo-buildup and no delivery {#No}.

 

Stingray wrote:

Do not compare this to yourself in bed, please!

 

One of the best comments of the Sting I have read. Where is the guy anyway?
Like them bass strings..Nikki Monninger {#Guitarist}
                                         anyone lived in a pretty how town
                                           E. E. Cummings, 1894 - 1962                               
                                        
                                        anyone lived in a pretty how town
                                        (with up so floating many bells down)
                                        spring summer autumn winter
                                        he sang his didn't he danced his did.
 Cynaera wrote:

Please tell me you were just being humorous, because if you're serious, I'm afraid I shall be forced to call you an ignorant jerk.

"Big-boned" does NOT mean "fat." I have a friend who's almost six feet tall, and she's "big-boned," meaning she could probably arm-wrestle your sorry ass into the dirt. She's slender, but she has a hard time finding women's watch bands that will fit around her wrist, although there's not an ounce of fat on her.  She has big bones, not skinny, brittle little bird-bones.  And when the world's about to end, I want her on MY team. 

You?  Um, not so much.{#Lol}
 
Just came across this old post. Cynaera doing her inimitable thing, much to my liking, btw.

Anyway, I have this friend, she is big boned, she used to be Arnie muscled and rowed in the Olympics (to a silver medal, no less) then got injured and went to fat. Yes, fat. Well, new episode, I saw her 2 weeks ago at the gymn, she is back to being big boned. For my money, she looks really good. And yes, she towers over me, is a lawyer, but I still like her, too. 
 kingart wrote:
I realize it's unusual, probably want makes the band distinctive, and that I must have some sort of bias or limitation, but I can't get past that the singer is a guy. They emit from the speakers, I hit the PSD. 

 
Maybe try listening with headphones, then.
 kingart wrote:
I realize it's unusual, probably want makes the band distinctive, and that I must have some sort of bias or limitation, but I can't get past that the singer is a guy. They emit from the speakers, I hit the PSD. 

 
I know what you mean, but forty-two years ago many people thought the singer of "I Saw The Light" and "Hello, It's Me" was a female.  Todd Rundgren has had a pretty successful career since then.
I like the destroyed sound of his voice. And, as others have mentioned, the drumming is cool.

Also, the lead singer was great in the way-too-short "My So-Called Life" series.

I don't actually care what the haters say.
 kingart wrote:
 They emit from the speakers, I hit the PSD. 

 
Succinct.  Cause and effect.  I like that statement, though I do like this song.  
Incredibly boring.
This is OK, but Lazy Eye - the one that first burst onto RP and got me into them - is way more rocking, yet almost never played nowadays.
 Stingray wrote:

Do not compare this to yourself in bed, please!

 
Oh Meeeeeoooooow!  {#Devil_pimp}
 chasech5 wrote:
Interminably boring. All psuedo-buildup and no delivery {#No}.

 
Do not compare this to yourself in bed, please!
What a fine-fine band. WOOOW!
I realize it's unusual, probably want makes the band distinctive, and that I must have some sort of bias or limitation, but I can't get past that the singer is a guy. They emit from the speakers, I hit the PSD. 
How can this band be so bad?
I mean, I hear a lot of soulless contrived bullshit on here, but these clowns take the cake.  
Awful
 
Post note- I just looked them up - they're from LA
Great song, great album. Highly recommended! {#Music}
GREAT!
I like it—-dig his voice, like the drumming.
 Cynaera wrote:

Please tell me you were just being humorous, because if you're serious, I'm afraid I shall be forced to call you an ignorant jerk.

"Big-boned" does NOT mean "fat." I have a friend who's almost six feet tall, and she's "big-boned," meaning she could probably arm-wrestle your sorry ass into the dirt. She's slender, but she has a hard time finding women's watch bands that will fit around her wrist, although there's not an ounce of fat on her.  She has big bones, not skinny, brittle little bird-bones.  And when the world's about to end, I want her on MY team. 

You?  Um, not so much.{#Lol}

 
Uh Ha! And I'd want YOU on my team! A priceless comeuppance, Cynaera!


Running up that hill....
 Cynaera wrote:

Please tell me you were just being humorous, because if you're serious, I'm afraid I shall be forced to call you an ignorant jerk.

"Big-boned" does NOT mean "fat." I have a friend who's almost six feet tall, and she's "big-boned," meaning she could probably arm-wrestle your sorry ass into the dirt. She's slender, but she has a hard time finding women's watch bands that will fit around her wrist, although there's not an ounce of fat on her.  She has big bones, not skinny, brittle little bird-bones.  And when the world's about to end, I want her on MY team. 

You?  Um, not so much.{#Lol}

 
Can't we just call her "well-built"?

 Cynaera wrote:
"Big-boned" does NOT mean "fat." I have a friend who's almost six feet tall, and she's "big-boned," meaning she could probably arm-wrestle your sorry ass into the dirt. She's slender, but she has a hard time finding women's watch bands that will fit around her wrist, although there's not an ounce of fat on her.  She has big bones, not skinny, brittle little bird-bones.  And when the world's about to end, I want her on MY team.  

 govna wrote:
nah, it means fat.  almost positive.

 
big-boned - adjective                                                                                                                                                                                                                                                the rabbi sez call her what u want.... ana matronic is HOT HOT HOT......did I say Hot?...yup...HOT HOT HOT                                                                                                                                                                             

Yes!!! now if they could do a "best of" CD ..  (just kidding) ...8.


 Cynaera wrote:

"Big-boned" does NOT mean "fat." I have a friend who's almost six feet tall, and she's "big-boned," meaning she could probably arm-wrestle your sorry ass into the dirt. She's slender, but she has a hard time finding women's watch bands that will fit around her wrist, although there's not an ounce of fat on her.  She has big bones, not skinny, brittle little bird-bones.  And when the world's about to end, I want her on MY team. 
 

 govna wrote:

nah, it means fat.  almost positive.

 
big-boned - adjective: having a bone structure that is massive in contrast with the surrounding flesh.
Origin: 1600-10

Still, it's not really a technical, scientific term.

Good tune, at any rate.

I'm not sure what happened,but this has gone from a 2 on first few listens, and now I'm really digging these guys, to 7 for now.

So good, love this tune and the rest of their music. Nice start this evening :)
Love me some SSPU....{#Drummer}
 Cynaera wrote:

Please tell me you were just being humorous, because if you're serious, I'm afraid I shall be forced to call you an ignorant jerk.

"Big-boned" does NOT mean "fat." I have a friend who's almost six feet tall, and she's "big-boned," meaning she could probably arm-wrestle your sorry ass into the dirt. She's slender, but she has a hard time finding women's watch bands that will fit around her wrist, although there's not an ounce of fat on her.  She has big bones, not skinny, brittle little bird-bones.  And when the world's about to end, I want her on MY team. 

You?  Um, not so much.{#Lol}

 
nah, it means fat.  almost positive.

 jkhandy wrote:

WTF does 'Big Boned' mean anyway?  Just say FAT! Be real man!

 
Please tell me you were just being humorous, because if you're serious, I'm afraid I shall be forced to call you an ignorant jerk.

"Big-boned" does NOT mean "fat." I have a friend who's almost six feet tall, and she's "big-boned," meaning she could probably arm-wrestle your sorry ass into the dirt. She's slender, but she has a hard time finding women's watch bands that will fit around her wrist, although there's not an ounce of fat on her.  She has big bones, not skinny, brittle little bird-bones.  And when the world's about to end, I want her on MY team. 

You?  Um, not so much.{#Lol}

{#Yell}{#Cry}{#Beat}{#Notworthy}
The more I hear this group, the more I like them.  Some inventive drumming on this song.  {#Sunny}

fingerpin wrote:

I had to go to YouTube to see for myself. It still doesn't compute.

 
Dog_Ear wrote:

Perhaps some old Merlene Deitrich records would help
 
Any relation to Marlene? {#Curtain}
Interminably boring. All psuedo-buildup and no delivery {#No}.
Is calling them "the new Smashing Pumpkins" a mistake? Are they that good? Or that similar?
anybody notice this kid can't go more than four words in a phrase. breathless i guess.
 fingerpin wrote:

I had to go to YouTube to see for myself. It still doesn't compute.
 
Perhaps some old Merlene Deitrich records would help
 govna wrote:
my brain refuses to acknowledge that this is a man singing.
 
I had to go to YouTube to see for myself. It still doesn't compute.

 On_The_Beach wrote:
Smoking a joint causes cancer, fueling the argument for cheaper vaporizers.
 
Hey!  You look like my neighbour just down the street from me.  {#Cool}


 Frater_Kork wrote:

Big boned... What a sad expression.
Healthy looking, partaking of what is good in life, robust, lush and zaftig are expressions we are looking for here. {#Cowboy}
 
WTF does 'Big Boned' mean anyway?  Just say FAT! Be real man!

 derekd wrote:
Hilarious. Reminds me of a story about the female lead singer of the Scissor Sisters (a big boned but attractive woman). She would enter Drag Queen contests and win time after time. Everyone thought she was a man the whole time.
 
Big boned... What a sad expression.
Healthy looking, partaking of what is good in life, robust, lush and zaftig are expressions we are looking for here. {#Cowboy}
 derekd wrote:
Hilarious. Reminds me of a story about the female lead singer of the Scissor Sisters (a big boned but attractive woman). She would enter Drag Queen contests and win time after time. Everyone thought she was a man the whole time.
 
That would be Ms. Ana Matronic!


Ten. Could be just a phase.  May be a nine in 3 months or so.
Hilarious. Reminds me of a story about the female lead singer of the Scissor Sisters (a big boned but attractive woman). She would enter Drag Queen contests and win time after time. Everyone thought she was a man the whole time.

 govna wrote:
my brain refuses to acknowledge that this is a man singing.
 


Great, my enjoyment of this piece has not lessened.
I don't think I've ever skipped past a Swoon track on my ipod, they're all solid and if this earlier album is as good I'm looking forward to hearing more. I like this track.
 On_The_Beach wrote:
Smoking a joint causes cancer, fueling the argument for cheaper vaporizers.
 
{#Devil_pimp} ... {#High-five}
my brain refuses to acknowledge that this is a man singing.
 k_trout wrote:
oh vit - get over it
{#Cowboy}

 
vit wrote:
Catch your breath buddy, then try again. Maybe you can more than a few words in there before stopping to pant.
 
 
Glad you said something; I almost posted something about Ray La Montagne being strung up by his man-parts.

oh vit - get over it
{#Cowboy}

 
vit wrote:
Catch your breath buddy, then try again. Maybe you can more than a few words in there before stopping to pant.
 


Catch your breath buddy, then try again. Maybe you can more than a few words in there before stopping to pant.
Another great artist discovered because of RP. Bought this album and totally enjoyed it. The new Rock Band 2 has this tune on it. Great to see my kids get into playing it.
So far, this is the only song of theirs I actually like.
fits my mood today
 Odyzzeuz wrote:
What the heck is this song about?
 
About letting go and moving on..

A band that knows how to use technology to it's advantage.
I'm always surprised at how much I like these guys.  Solid 8, likely to move up.

Although, at first, I thought this was going to be a Kate Bush song....


Great album!
8 >>> 9
SSPU is wonderful, but this is their best.  I can't do any work at all when this song comes on. 

Digging these guys (and gal) more and more and more.  Gotta buy it.
Hey Bill, SSPU's has a new album. Let's hear some of that!
mcklein18 wrote:
I ALWAYS turn this one up. that bouncing little guitar in background and driving beat is gripping..anyone ever see them? are they good live?
I've seen them three times, and I think they put on a great show, with good energy and musicianship. Hell, they opened for Wolfmother and not only survived but had the crowd revved up. That's got to be better than my endorsement!


The Rusted Wheel as a metaphor for being stuck in a rut. {#Beat} Sorry, did I write that out loud?
Like others, I was surprised to learn this was a male singer, but that doesn't stop me from liking the song. I just like the way the whole song is crafted. It's in pretty heavy rotation right now on the CD player in my woodshop.
I always like this album cover, it reminds me of a fountain made of paperclips! {#Jump} oh, good song too!


 medhat_ wrote:
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CqvHeB_S4I

 

The above link didn't work for me.  Try this:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QcuUIznpKuc


Thought this was porcupine tree! mmmm! me like me like!


https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5CqvHeB_S4I

melatonin anyone?
I boost my rating on this a point every time I hear it. Up to an 8.
The radio's regurgitation has come and gone
MTV sniffs its nose and moves along
But Radio Paradise still loves this song
oddly my 9 says there's nothing wrong

jakewhite77 wrote:
STILL can't believe that's a dude.

LA Represent!!!


I didn't know this was all the guy, I know they have a female who does vocals as well, I just as soon assumed it was her.  This album is outstanding, the production especially.

STILL can't believe that's a dude.

LA Represent!!!

{#Notworthy}{#Notworthy}{#Notworthy}{#Notworthy}{#Notworthy}{#Notworthy}
Rusted Wheel
{#Notworthy}{#Notworthy}{#Notworthy}{#Notworthy}{#Notworthy}{#Notworthy}


great album
I ALWAYS turn this one up. that bouncing little guitar in background and driving beat is gripping..anyone ever see them? are they good live?
now i bought it {#Meditate}

This song rescues these guys from being a one hit wonder.
Phenomenal.
I might actually have to pickup some Pickups...


The more I hear from this band, the more I feel like I may have to go procure their album.  Fresh and original sounding imho. {#Yes}
Excellent song....Should be followed by Wheel from High Violets

Atlantis wrote:
According to another website....: ...."it's about standing still while time and the world passes you by, about not being able to move on in life. It's about having dreams that you can see but can't grasp..."so you can't hold a star in your hand though at least you can hold on to another plan" You can't reach them but at least you have a plan. The "rusted wheel planted still" is a metaphor for a person standing still. Picture an old rusted wheel planted in the ground (some people actually have these in their yards/gardens), the song goes through seasons, summer and winter while the rusted wheel is planted still. The end of the song changes the lyrics to "so you can't hold a star in your hand though at least you can move on to that better plan rusted wheel planted still, rusted wheel can't move on". I catch a hint of sarcasm and sadness with these lines. It's like saying yeah you have a plan, a dream, but you can't go forward, you can't move on.
Christ that sounds like everyone I know....including me....

This song gets better upon re-hearing. The rest of the album .. not so much. Le sigh. Anybody want a slight used copy?

Edit: had to had this quote and comment: Best lyric explanation EVER:

andrewimft wrote:

Must be about being stuck in life like a rusted wheel, I guess, unless it's about not being able to hold a star in your hand because the surface temperature is too scalding hot, and science has yet to solve that problem as latex gloves don't protect your hands well enough.
 


WOW - this is good! :good-vibes:
a_genuine_find wrote:
:music::yes::music: ..I....& I.., & I.. LIKE
Like too
:music::yes::music: ..I....& I.., & I.. LIKE
This has taken a while but it is really growing on me.
According to another website....: ...."it's about standing still while time and the world passes you by, about not being able to move on in life. It's about having dreams that you can see but can't grasp..."so you can't hold a star in your hand though at least you can hold on to another plan" You can't reach them but at least you have a plan. The "rusted wheel planted still" is a metaphor for a person standing still. Picture an old rusted wheel planted in the ground (some people actually have these in their yards/gardens), the song goes through seasons, summer and winter while the rusted wheel is planted still. The end of the song changes the lyrics to "so you can't hold a star in your hand though at least you can move on to that better plan rusted wheel planted still, rusted wheel can't move on". I catch a hint of sarcasm and sadness with these lines. It's like saying yeah you have a plan, a dream, but you can't go forward, you can't move on.
Must be about being stuck in life like a rusted wheel, I guess, unless it's about not being able to hold a star in your hand because the surface temperature is too scalding hot, and science has yet to solve that problem as latex gloves don't protect your hands well enough.
:lol:
Ah, sweet. Finally I can turn the mute button off. Thanks for this one, Bill. :cheers: :cheers:
"rusted wheel planted still". I thought it was "rusted wheel playin it still" :roll:
Odyzzeuz wrote:
What the heck is this song about?
Lyrics:
So you can't hold a star in your hand though at least you can hold on to another plan rusted wheel planted still i can tell it's summer from the size of the bugs that fly through my window flying through my window rusted wheel planted still rusted wheel can't move on i can tell it's winter from the size of the lump in my throat got a lump in my throat rusted wheel planted still rusted wheel can't move on and it feels just like the ground but trapped in another way just still in the ground and it feels just like the ground and trapped in another way just still in the ground so you can't hold a star in your hand though at least you can move on to that better plan rusted wheel planted still rusted wheel can't move on...
Must be about being stuck in life like a rusted wheel, I guess, unless it's about not being able to hold a star in your hand because the surface temperature is too scalding hot, and science has yet to solve that problem as latex gloves don't protect your hands well enough.
lingchih wrote:
I think it's about a rusted wheel.
...you, sir, are a dork...
I think a great disconnect from everyone and everything..?Odyzzeuz wrote:
What the heck is this song about?
Odyzzeuz wrote:
What the heck is this song about?
I think it's about a rusted wheel.
Loonytunas wrote:
Great melody but the lyrics are weak.
What the heck is this song about?
Great melody but the lyrics are weak.
This song just draws you in.
Ag3nt0rang3 wrote:
Microsoft, on the other hand, is inherently evil.
And their products are ugly and poorly designed.
brownbrown wrote:
they play it WAY too much. annoys me to no end.
Yeah, I like this group and I really don't want to get sick of them... but it's slowly happening.
Ag3nt0rang3 wrote:
I don't think Apple is inherently evil, I think they are inherently control freaks, and that makes them do evil things. Microsoft, on the other hand, is inherently evil.
Interesting comment. Being a PC user, I may be inclined to agree.
cayenne wrote:
Two things: 1. RP plays this song a lot. 2 I'm not tired of it yet.
they play it WAY too much. annoys me to no end.
felam wrote:
I love this more every time I hear it. I realize Apple is inherently evil, but I am glad iTunes stocks RP items for me to buy. Love the direct link. Thanks!
I don't think Apple is inherently evil, I think they are inherently control freaks, and that makes them do evil things. Microsoft, on the other hand, is inherently evil.