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Silversun Pickups — Growing Old Is Getting Old
Album: Swoon
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Released: 2009
Length: 5:52
Plays (last 30 days): 1
So we all are growing old and it's getting old
Pressure on our hollow bones and the varicose
Suddenly we decompose but we're not alone, we're home
So we all are growing old

Maybe we're sealed in silence
And maybe we feel a guidance
Maybe your own devices
Will keep you afraid and cold

But I memorized your smile lines when lips divide
Kept alive your childlike reaction time
We're allowed to expire with ourselves in mind
So we all are growing old

Put out the fear of silence
And put out the need for guidance
And put out your own devices
And don't be afraid of the cold

And we sing, we sing, we sing
We fight, we fight, we fight
And we cry, we cry, we cry
And we slide, we slide, we slide into delight

We sing, we fight, we cry
We slide, we slide, we slide into delight

Maybe we're sealed in silence
And maybe we feel a guidance
Maybe your own devices
Will keep you afraid and cold
Put out the fear of silence
And put out the need for guidance
Put out your own devices
Don't be afraid of the cold
Afraid of the cold, afraid over time
We've got nowhere to go but here
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For a brief shining moment this band appeared, hinted at greatness - a new take on 90's indie rock - and then sorta just faded away.  Or  at least that's how it was represented on my local sucky radio stations
I LIKE THIS ONE LOUD.
Wow! 8
 Webfoot wrote:

"Period", really? Ouch. Now you've gone to far.

 
Dunno, they could've whipped out the ol' "Full Stop".
{#Roflol}
 rocksaltandnails wrote:
need to be cranked up? you or the stereo?

song sucks "period"

 
Angry much?
 rocksaltandnails wrote:
need to be cranked up? you or the stereo?

song sucks "period"

 
"Period", really? Ouch. Now you've gone to far.
Growing old is getting old, but the alternative is worse.  At least I'm not too old to love the song.  {#Yes}
OMG .... this is ..... perfect
need to be cranked up? you or the stereo?

song sucks "period"
Great song, huge band, I looooove these guys   {#Sunny}
 And this live version of Growing Old is Getting Old, simply terrific:
 * https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=nTeZm7sYxxE
Not the best video quality, but man, they put so much music into it, it's just fabulous {#Clap} {#Yes} {#Clap} {#Drool} {#Clap}

 iSoul wrote:
Oh man, this SUCKS!!! {#Naughty}

 
No non nein! {#Naughty}{#Naughty}{#Naughty}{#Naughty}{#Naughty}
Gorgeous album cover! Very organic!
 bam23 wrote:

Needs to be cranked up for full appreciation

 
Indeed!
Image result for crank it up volume

Oh man, this SUCKS!!! {#Naughty}
Frequency of the guitar reminds me of early Edge.
Yeah, my knees get it.
Love these guys—-another RP find
This was an RP discovery for me and I bloody love it.

Satisfyingly bonkers in a Foo Fighters / Queens of the Stone Age percussively noise-some manner. 
 kz1300a1 wrote:
Im adding them to the Arctic Monkeys, Vampire Weekend tour.
 
Bwahahahaha.....
Love the drum beat that kicks in a couple minutes into the song.
Actually it's "growing old is getting old..."
They make lemonade out of lemons in old Bombay
 And I memorized your smile lines when lips divide
One of my most important discoverys on RP throughout the years.... {#Bananajam}
Ugh.

But love the cover art - would go well in a Marriott hotel room. 
They really get it
Haven't heard in ages. Great to hear. Keep laying them.
 jagdriver wrote:
8 > 6 and declining

Great sound, but I've had my fill of this guy's voice. 

 
Sad but true.  Just the breathy thing at the end of the line.
 Hasan wrote:
MAN! This song is so satisfying!

{#Sunny}

 
'Nuff said. Great sonic power.
Very Cool!
8 > 6 and declining

Great sound, but I've had my fill of this guy's voice. 
 CoYoT51 wrote:
They can make very good tunes...  I wish they had a better sound.

??....... Production is awesome!

Oh, some people have a problem with his voice.....I love it. It has grown on me especially after I saw them live......dy-no-mite!!!
 
They can make very good tunes...  I wish they had a better sound.
This is a good song, Romney notwithstanding.
 ziakut wrote:
Always enjoy this tune by this great band.

 
Needs to be cranked up for full appreciation

Well, i'm here trying to share with everyone a a small private history, and i hope do not come to regret: since some time ago, i walked trolling involuntarily, in my head, an extract of a melody of any song. So far so good. The problem that disturbed me  -  i recognize almost instantly any song ever heard, recently or remotely in the past  -  is that could not in any way identify this song. And for anything admit it. No way. And so it was for more than a week, nor going forward, not going back.
Several days later, occasional and random, i put the "run" a few songs, and to my surprise, appeared that tune. And the mystery was unraveled. A simple story.
Ah, the song is called "Dots and Dashes".


 ziakut wrote:
Always enjoy this tune by this great band.

 
Ditto
Always enjoy this tune by this great band.
 S S is not in the same realm as P.T.  It is like comparing pop music to classical  WaxHorse wrote:
Silversun is a great band! They have a unique and modern sound not unlike Porcupine Tree. 
 

 


 WaxHorse wrote:
Silversun is a great band! They have a unique and modern sound not unlike Porcupine Tree. 
 

 
Porcupine Tree? I think they don't sound a note like PT. Which, imho, is/was a far more sonically and conceptually exciting band. 
What a great tune.....
the longer you listen to this the older you get - I does go on a bit if you don't like it much, next time psd
Silversun is a great band! They have a unique and modern sound not unlike Porcupine Tree. 
 
Im adding them to the Arctic Monkeys, Vampire Weekend tour.
 old_shep wrote:
Growing Old is Better than Listening to This.

 
Your Comment Is Getting Old.
I'm liking this! Must check them out.
 old_shep wrote:
Growing Old is Better than Listening to This.

 
Another RP comment that's more entertaining than the tune. {#Good-vibes}
Growing Old is Better than Listening to This.
The Silverlake Hipsters.
For some reason I like this band
The last few bands were great. keep it up. and now the 80's? I love it!
Yeah no.  
Amen to that.
I just wished it didn't pick up.
The first half is just amazing.  I Think I will do a loop and let it go on for a couple of hours.
Love everything these guys do! And gals...one kick ass female bass player!{#Bananajam}{#Drummer}{#Guitarist}

The drumm line when this picks up is pretty awesome too. His Highhat it waaaaayyy up to his right, nice!
This song is growing old...
not true.  just gets better because the reality that not putting up with B.S.is the way............F.T.,W's ,{#Fire} .as in all Bush's
 :+:_DL wrote:

Sugar for Sugar,
Salt for Salt

 
and vineger for douchebags like you
Great band, great music! thank you RP
 Hasan wrote:

Kinda hard not to pity that co-worker . . .

 

Man, no kidding.  Hope they continue to find escape through the great music.
 :+:_DL wrote:

Problem, I'm subjected to this station via my co-worker.
I just started a profile in attempt to get the hate out.  

-PS- FUCK YOU {#Angel}

 
Kinda hard not to pity that co-worker . . .
 25demayo wrote:


No need for that last comment......

 
Sugar for Sugar,
Salt for Salt
 :+:_DL wrote:

Problem, I'm subjected to this station via my co-worker.
I just started a profile in attempt to get the hate out.  

-PS- FUCK YOU {#Angel}

 

No need for that last comment......
 oldsaxon wrote:

There's a classic rock station just down the dial....off ya go

 
Problem, I'm subjected to this station via my co-worker.
I just started a profile in attempt to get the hate out.  

-PS- FUCK YOU {#Angel}
It's no 'Lazy Eye' but it's awright. Nice atmosphere and production. But it's getting old. Meanwhile there is brilliance out there that's not being aired...
 :+:_DL wrote:
Just Awful, Boring, Contrived modern "rock" BS. 

 
There's a classic rock station just down the dial....off ya go
MAN! This song is so satisfying!

{#Sunny}
My birthday today and I'm 57. Radio Paradise keeps me young in mind. 
Just Awful, Boring, Contrived modern "rock" BS. 
Aaah, Silversun Pickups. They never fail to fulfill.
Once they get going, they get going.
Growing old is a lot better than the alternative, except to the very naive.  Yeah, I'm talking to you, Roger Daltrey.
From Smells Like Teel Spirit into this quality SSPU track, another quality segue.
Just got the record after hearing this on RP. And yeah, the whole album is pretty awesome and well worth the money. Highly recommended. The next one, "Neck of the woods" is quite different in pace and all the same very very likeable.
 robertleveritt wrote:
Just what I need for a Monday morning in the office.
 
Or an early sunday evening at home, I'm getting old and kind of like it better because I feel a little wiser just by the promise of the growing part of it
My favorite SP song. 10!
{#Jump}
Vocal is terrible.
 jgriffin56 wrote:

If you think Romney is right wing extremist you have the wrong definition of the term.

And yes Growing Old is Getting Old.

NIce, solid 7 from me 
 

So what do you think Romney is...?

Maybe the wrong definition (according to what or whom) was used,

it is still not incorrect to call this "Republic Tiger" exactly that!

A society should not define itself through millionairs, but through the poorest!

AMERICA is on a very wrong way - that much is sure!

The better - not the best - choice is certainly OBAMA!


INCREDIBLE SONG AND BAND!
I WANT TO PLAY THIS SONG TO MY FUNERAL... PLEASE!
 lewie221 wrote:
An astonishingly good song.

It starts quietly, but with a kind of coiled intensity. Gradually builds to a climax that still doesn't let it all bust loose, then withdraws back into its shell.

(I don't think I've ever left such a lyrical comment. I'm not high, honest.)
 
Oh, I do believe you were! On the song, that is {#Good-vibes} Great comment, Lewie!
 reindeer wrote:
Love the Pickups, and this album especially. 
I was happy to hear that they issued a cease and desist order to the Romney campaign for violating their copyright.
Shame on Romney for not contacting them and at least trying to get permission.
Most artists don't want to be associated with right wing extremists, and I don't blame them.
Kudos to the Silversuns for stickin' it to the Man Who Would Be King.
 

Are you surprised that it happened at all??
 reindeer wrote:
Love the Pickups, and this album especially. 
I was happy to hear that they issued a cease and desist order to the Romney campaign for violating their copyright.
Shame on Romney for not contacting them and at least trying to get permission.
Most artists don't want to be associated with right wing extremists, and I don't blame them.
Kudos to the Silversuns for stickin' it to the Man Who Would Be King.
 
If you think Romney is right wing extremist you have the wrong definition of the term.

And yes Growing Old is Getting Old.

NIce, solid 7 from me 
 reindeer wrote:
Love the Pickups, and this album especially. 
I was happy to hear that they issued a cease and desist order to the Romney campaign for violating their copyright.
Shame on Romney for not contacting them and at least trying to get permission.
Most artists don't want to be associated with right wing extremists, and I don't blame them.
Kudos to the Silversuns for stickin' it to the Man Who Would Be King.
 
WELL SAID!!!
Love the Pickups, and this album especially. 
I was happy to hear that they issued a cease and desist order to the Romney campaign for violating their copyright.
Shame on Romney for not contacting them and at least trying to get permission.
Most artists don't want to be associated with right wing extremists, and I don't blame them.
Kudos to the Silversuns for stickin' it to the Man Who Would Be King.
 MaryAndrea wrote:
Chapeau to this group!!!I am learning a lot from this radio!!!I think there is a kind of Radio Paradise Addiction that is keeping me little by little...is it dangerous??
 
Very, you take the risk of filling your hard drive with music.
positive sounding music, I dig it while studying the cover art abstract spill painting, which I really like and want to replicate, kingsize
My only regret when seeing them in an awesome concert a few weeks ago is that they did not play this song.  This is probably the song that "broke" them for me, right here on good ol' Radio Paradise.  KCRW had been playing them too, but not this song and Bill played it every few days eventually working its way into my brain, where it still remains.
I couldn't agree with the title of this track any more if I tried.
 daedalus wrote:
Great. 
Masters of haunting repetiition - in the same way that Snow Patrol are - with their own unique sound.
The bassline is simple but compelling. 
Very good indeed! 
 
Bumped this up instead of writing it again!
I don't tire of this band. 
Just what I need for a Monday morning in the office.
Yep. Agree. Period.
Very nice song... Only at the end a little to much...
Chapeau to this group!!!I am learning a lot from this radio!!!I think there is a kind of Radio Paradise Addiction that is keeping me little by little...is it dangerous??
Sweet vocals. Groovin' beat (when it kicks in later in the tune). Wicked, scratchy guitar. Nice!
I'm diggin' this. 
.......
oh shit, it sounds like U2 now :/ 
An astonishingly good song.

It starts quietly, but with a kind of coiled intensity. Gradually builds to a climax that still doesn't let it all bust loose, then withdraws back into its shell.

(I don't think I've ever left such a lyrical comment. I'm not high, honest.)
Very good; another ode to Lush.
This song was paramount to our midlife crisis Kitewing video. See here.
This song is good as the name of the group. I love the name Silversun Pickups. It exudes bright and clean. That's how I see their sound. Maybe not much sense to anybody but me....
 Andy_B wrote:

Nor I, 65,...but the music is good!
 
growing old is better than the alternative
I've read the positive comments. I'm trying to like it, but it just ain't doing anything for me.
Ain't that the truth!
 citybiker wrote:
They must have found their parents early Genesis albums
 More like Roxy Music

Its about time they dropped a new album.  This song is close to Godlike...
Just discovered this band a little while ago I ashamed to say, can't get enough of them right now.

They must have found their parents early Genesis albums
 Frenk wrote:
Me to 8 -> 9 
Hope these guys will come to Holland some time!  
 

I hear you Frank! It would be a delight to witness these badasses tear up a scene like Paradiso or Tivoli! Goosebumps everytime I hear this!
The bass line is forcing me to bounce up and down.
This one really grows each time.
Silversun Pickups have such a nice sound signature.
Swoon is brilliant.
Like the other stuff from ssp… 
Added it to the iTunes wishlist. Will wait until I hear it again. First impression was pretty damn good.

 rdo wrote:

"If you do good, you'll see me one more time. If you do bad, you'll see me two more times."
 
{#Lol}  ...don't want to see that guy again.

Definitely one of my FAVOURITE  bands, and definitely their best song {#Meditate} {#Hearteyes} {#Good-vibes}{#Bounce}LOVE the bassline {#Bananajam}
This song gives me the chills.  The urgency in that guy's voice...
 fredriley wrote:
As someone who'll not see 50 again, I'll second the title of this track: growing old is getting old, right enough. It sucks bigtime :(
 
Nor I, 65,...but the music is good!

 Cynaera wrote:
I've heard a couple of their songs, and I agree - the more I hear them, the more I like their music.  Will be buying it when I have money. They're really good for my life!{#Sunny}
 

You could download it for free, actually!
Amazon offers it for 3 bucks - used!
GREAT ALBUM - YES!
 prickelpit96 wrote:
One of the best songs taken from one of the best albums. {#Daisy}
 
Agreed!


One of the best songs taken from one of the best albums. {#Daisy}