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Tom Baxter — Icarus Wings
Album: Skybound
Avg rating:
5.9

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Total ratings: 639









Released: 2008
Length: 6:18
Plays (last 30 days): 0
The stars conspired to bring me here, on a day like this;
The sun beats down upon my pride, like a wounded star.

What did you want from me?
Why did you bring me here?
I'm facing my foolish fate, oh
I'm too high, too close to the sun;
I'm too high, my curious Icarus wings melt from my skin.

Don't stand, don't stand so close to me,
I'll bring you down,
But I'll fly, oh I'll fly beneath the sun
Watch me burn, oh, watch me burn.

What did you want from me?
Why did you bring me here?
I'm facing my foolish fate, oh
I'm too high, too close to the sun;
I'm too high, my curious Icarus wings melt from my skin.

Oh, I'm too high, too close to the sun;
Too high, my curious Icarus wings melt from my skin.

I'm too high...
I'm too high...
I'm too high...
I'm too high...

Oh, I'm too high...
I'm too high...
I'm too high...
I'm too high...

No, no, no, no, no...
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 Kaisersosay wrote:
A little bit of Jeff Buckley in here

A lot of him I would say

 agkagk wrote:
Hey Bill,
This song ends exactly the way Roundabout by Yes starts
. It would make a cool segue! 
 

"Exactly" ?  No, not really.
 dwhayslett wrote:

At least one of us misremembers the introduction of Roudabout.

 
Reminds me more of Tubular Bells... on guitar
 agkagk wrote:
Hey Bill,
This song ends exactly the way Roundabout by Yes starts. It would make a cool segue! 
 
At least one of us misremembers the introduction of Roundabout.
A tad overwrought.
 Kaisersosay wrote:
A little bit of Jeff Buckley in here
 
Sure. I hear Dave Matthews as well
Yuk.
Full of awe - as in aw-ful

{#Razz}
unbearable kitsch. way too much sugar in this -  music to loose your teeth ...
Hey Bill,
This song ends exactly the way Roundabout by Yes starts. It would make a cool segue! 
 Kaisersosay wrote:
A little bit of Jeff Buckley in here

 

What I was thinking, too.


At first I heard Coldplay.  I don't know who or what I hear now. But the track got better about 60 seconds ago.   
hi there im double checking if its this song that appealed to me was it country with some ooohoooos? i loved it
I initially thought it was Coldplay trying to sound like Elbow.
A little bit of Jeff Buckley in here
 randomprime wrote:
A Greek mythology set?  Neat. Maybe next time we could hear about the Flight of Icarus from Bruce Dickenson and company? 
 

Got love the human air-rad siren and Eddie the 50-foot mechanical monster!
 bizon wrote:
I thought it was Elbow .
 
Sorta, but not as good. . .


i'm, apparently, not high enough......  {#Cowboy}


I knew who this was in just a few notes....I'm learning.
coffee-eyes wrote:
Well then quit yer tokin for cripe's sakes!

{#Lol}

Well then quit yer tokin for cripe's sakes!
 bizon wrote:
I thought it was Elbow
 
Me too.
 randomprime wrote:
A Greek mythology set?  Neat. Maybe next time we could hear about the Flight of Icarus from Bruce Dickenson and company? 
 
HELL yes!

I was wavering as to whether or not I liked this, and then remembered that I don't hesitate to admit loving Bat Out of Hell, so I obviously have a weakness for overblown melodrama, ergo I must like this.  So I do.  What the hell, who needs cred anyway.
{mute}
A Greek mythology set?  Neat. Maybe next time we could hear about the Flight of Icarus from Bruce Dickenson and company? 
mmmm, long spacey ending... very copasetic
About as deep as the shallow end of the local kiddie pool.
reminds me of a great Iron Maiden song. :D
I play my radioparadise very quietly at work.  This song always grabbed my attention, and I'd turn it up as loud as I dared.  It seems I never hear it any more, and I miss it.
Aw quit your bitch-in.  It's not a bad song.  Far better than Neil Young, which I thought RP played way too much.  Baxter can actually hold a tune...not quite as good as Buckley, but good nonetheless.

K
If he's trying to be Jeff Buckley, he ain't there
meh.  save the drama for your mama.
I agree. Sending positive energy to balance all those crappy comments!{#Meditate}{#Roflol}
 crushedvelvet wrote:

All of that person's posts have been on different days.  If the song was played each of those times, it's fair game for them to comment I think.  There haven't been many other comments so maybe noone else was interested at the time - again, fair enough for someone to comment, it's not their fault noone else happened to.
 

true enuff, but postings like

             Excelsior wrote: {#Puke}STOP PLAYING THIS CRAP!!! 

really dont add much do they?


your particular style and talent makes all difference   -

** 8 **




Remind me not to listen to this song the next time I drop acid. {#Stop}

Why all this rate towards this song? In my opinion this song is very good -> 6 !! But i think it is just me {#Dance}

i haven't paid attention. does he get played a lot?

i can't decide if i like this or not.
Yes kids, it's time for MORE Tom Baxter!  {#No}
REALLY sick of this song.  {#Snooty}
 lathyris wrote:


CHRIST, like 3 out of the last 5 posts on this song are from you! Who here is being overplayed??

Hint: It's YOU!
 
All of that person's posts have been on different days.  If the song was played each of those times, it's fair game for them to comment I think.  There haven't been many other comments so maybe noone else was interested at the time - again, fair enough for someone to comment, it's not their fault noone else happened to.


enough already!!!!  {#Frustrated}
 Excelsior wrote:
{#Puke}STOP PLAYING THIS CRAP!!!
 

CHRIST, like 3 out of the last 5 posts on this song are from you! Who here is being overplayed??

Hint: It's YOU!
Enjoying this more and more. 7 at the moment, but might be an 8 after a few more listens.
hey, it's different. Like it.{#Clap}
{#Puke}STOP PLAYING THIS CRAP!!!

I've grown to dislike this song.
Wayyyyyyyyyyyyyy overplayed on here.
{#Puke}
 ndad47 wrote:
you should have followed casey kasem's advice:  Keep your feet on the ground but keep reaching for the stars.  See you can learn something from the Top 40.
 
Top 40 be damned!!!  If I wanted top 40 I'd be listening to "The Star 93.3, Peterborough's best new music".  I'm not.

There are two types of 'good' songs for me.  Those that start off good and then lose their hold on me, and those that I have to work my way into, and become old friends.  The Tom Baxter songs have been a bit of a problem for me, as the ones I've heard don't follow either rule.  All three songs I've heard have knocked my socks off from the get go, and have kept sucking me further in the more times I've heard them, which has been pretty often, even for RP.

I reckon the only cure is to buy the album, and play it until either the CD or I wear out...

P.S.  Top 40 just means popular, not good, IMO.

you should have followed casey kasem's advice:  Keep your feet on the ground but keep reaching for the stars.  See you can learn something from the Top 40.
 vandal wrote:
daveesh wrote:
she sounds a little like nina simone


 



This wailing moron AGAIN???  Good grief.  {#Snooty}
 Frater_Kork wrote:
Bits of both Buckley and Drake.
I'm clearly digging this.
 

... ...me too!
Bits of both Buckley and Drake.
I'm clearly digging this.
He's too high
daveesh wrote:
she sounds a little like nina simone




I like the melancholy and the minor key. And the spanish-y flamenco-ish stuff.



yanni channelling meatloaf

or the other way around

don't know what I think

interesting music, but drama is the word
 madaxeman wrote:
At first I thought this was Jeff Buckley, sounds pretty damn good.

 
I agree, I took notice.  This is pretty damn good!

interesting sound. Nice. But isn't it played like almost every day here?
signing off
ca1vinandhobbes wrote:
Weird! Let's see if the upcoming playlist will match that which appears to have happened nearly an hour ago... 12:26 pm - My Morning Jacket - The Way that He Sings 12:21 pm - Matt Pond PA - New Hampshire 12:18 pm - Eddie Vedder - End Of The Road 12:12 pm - Eliza Gilkyson - Is It Like Today 12:10 pm - Elliott Smith - Independence Day 12:05 pm - Pink Floyd - Remember A Day 11:59 am - Richard Shindell - Transit 11:53 am - Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter - The Dreaming Dead 11:47 am - Tom Baxter - Icarus Wings
Yeah, the playlist is a mess. Right now Jesse Sykes is on but it says "Now playing: Apocalyptica-Drive". It's been like that for an hour or so. Next up is Richard Shindell.......?
Weird! Let's see if the upcoming playlist will match that which appears to have happened nearly an hour ago... 12:26 pm - My Morning Jacket - The Way that He Sings 12:21 pm - Matt Pond PA - New Hampshire 12:18 pm - Eddie Vedder - End Of The Road 12:12 pm - Eliza Gilkyson - Is It Like Today 12:10 pm - Elliott Smith - Independence Day 12:05 pm - Pink Floyd - Remember A Day 11:59 am - Richard Shindell - Transit 11:53 am - Jesse Sykes & The Sweet Hereafter - The Dreaming Dead 11:47 am - Tom Baxter - Icarus Wings
I thought it was Elbow until Bill said it was Tom Baxter. I liked it, especially the Exorcist/Tubular Bells-ish ending.
This is cool. Earlier today RP played Coldplay and there were many comments posted about Tom Baxter. I didn't quite get it. Now I get it. Yes, Tom Baxter kicks Coldplay butt any day.
Excelsior wrote:
Overwrought, overplayed, etc....
I agree
handyrae wrote:
The word overwrought comes to mind everytime I hear this.
Overwrought, overplayed, etc....
The word overwrought comes to mind everytime I hear this.
esotericderek wrote:
Maybe you ought to check again. You see, first, Tom is a man....like most other people named "Tom". And second, he sounds nothing like Nina Simone (but quite a bit like Dave Matthews, only not nearly as good).
I think he may be referring to the back-up singer.
I like this song after the beat kicks in. Before that, it's unremarkable.
daveesh wrote:
she sounds a little like nina simone
Maybe you ought to check again. You see, first, Tom is a man....like most other people named "Tom". And second, he sounds nothing like Nina Simone (but quite a bit like Dave Matthews, only not nearly as good).
Reminds me of the uber-dramatic Ute Lemper.
yuck!... make it stop!
YOU'RE TOO HIGH ICARUS..WATCH THOSE WINGS MATE!
she sounds a little like nina simone
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Grand Funk Railroad reborn!
The music is kind of interesting, but I can't get into his voice.
Too much drama! and then it doesn't end...just keeps going & going....
Shesdifferent wrote:
Yep, still hate this. :puke:
Although She's Different, I'm with her.
I like it but it has a 'Cirque du Soleil' feel to it. Not that that's a bad thing.
Shesdifferent wrote:
Didn't another one of his play yesterday? Too much like Jeff Buckley :puke:
Reminds me of JB and Dave Matthews. :stop:
Yep, still hate this. :puke:
At first I thought this was Jeff Buckley, sounds pretty damn good.
wow this is really good, (types "tom baxter" into Google)
Sounds good. This has the potential to grow on me...
Sounds good now but fear it could wear thin. Hope not!
three new songs from Baxter this week...looks like Bill found a new favorite good stuff.
Didn't another one of his play yesterday? Too much like Jeff Buckley :puke:
This is really nice.
Nice! play this again, please!!! :notworthy: