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Silversun Pickups — Draining
Album: Swoon
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Total ratings: 1336









Released: 2009
Length: 4:53
Plays (last 30 days): 1
You ask me to be stone again
Been wading out here for awhile
At least the weight could be the end
But not likely

And it's draining
And it's draining

You see my shadow coming in
Dirty sheets pulled to your chin
Maybe now we can begin
But not likely

And it's draining
And it's draining
And we're evading
And it's draining

You've asked me before
You've asked me to consider operating
We've been here before
We've been here though the delivery's no good

And we'll leave it alone
We'll leave it, that's when we start repeating
And don't ask anymore
Don't ask me, the delivery's no good

And it's draining
And it's draining
And we're evading
And it's draining
And it's draining
And it's draining
Comments (150)add comment
Great bunch of musicians, but what they express, so dreary.
Used to like the vocals until I realized they are creepy. Maybe that video with both of them .........
Love this song!
 govna wrote:
never could stand this chick's voice.

 
Chicks with beards are wrong whichever way you look at them.
 S-curvy wrote:
Good band, good tune.  Thanks for the introduction RP.

 
Amen to that.
My kind of music, much appreciated
Sounds kind of like the chick from Hooverphonic
What a weird voice.
 OHMish wrote:
My inner teen loves this band

 
I never want to grow up, does that count?
 JeniQ wrote:
YES!! Blech.  

:+:_DL wrote:

Ha : )    

"Draining"..... that's exactly how I feel when this band comes on.  

 

My sentiments exactly. 

 


there is a preponderance of speaksinging on this radio station

please play more real singing. 
 easmann wrote:
Several of their songs are very good and are refreshing departures from familiar musical memes. Think of them as "palate cleansers". : )

 
I think you mean 'themes', not memes. But eh, semantics.
YES!! Blech.  

:+:_DL wrote:

Ha : )    

"Draining"..... that's exactly how I feel when this band comes on.  

 


 Rotterdam wrote:

Really? I have not been a teen for many years, but I really like this. A lot. Does that make me immature?

 
Everybody has an inner teen, no matter what age ;)
Not immature no 
Good band, good tune.  Thanks for the introduction RP.
 OHMish wrote:
My inner teen loves this band

 
LOL!    
 OHMish wrote:
My inner teen loves this band

 
Really? I have not been a teen for many years, but I really like this. A lot. Does that make me immature?
My inner teen loves this band
 megannnn wrote:
Love Silversun Pickups. Thank you Bill

  I agree. Solid album that I've played a million times. And I really do not like "Smashing Pumpkin's" voice. But he does a lot with it.
Love Silversun Pickups. Thank you Bill
The most important band Bill has introduced me to in the last 3 years.
 govna wrote:
never could stand this chick's voice.

 
Ha : )    

"Draining"..... that's exactly how I feel when this band comes on.  
 govna wrote:
never could stand this chick's voice.

 
Actually it's a guy. I used to like his voice but it's beginning to grate on me considerably. 
never could stand this chick's voice.
 Lazarus wrote:


Miss you so much, Cynaera...

but everybody in my church thinks this song sux...

 
oooohh IIIII see what happened...out of the hotel, into the church.  got it.
An interesting band. I've heard them kick ass. But a steady stream of these kinds of arrangements and that voice would be... draining. 
 
 Cynaera wrote:
I must just be in a real music-mood today, because I've loved every song Bill's played so far.  We're getting our new dishwasher installed now, and it's bigger than the space where the old dishwasher used to be, so I'm locked in my bedroom with nine cats (don't want them in the way of the installation guy, or escaping while the front door is open during the transfer of appliances.)  We're all just sacked out everywhere, listening to RP and chillin' untillin' ..... {#Meditate}{#Sunny}
 

Miss you so much, Cynaera...

but everybody in my church thinks this song sux...



 firm 9, love it to overplayed bits.

WONDERFUL MELODY AND VOICE


 Proclivities wrote:

...is this an audience or an oil painting?
 

i haven't spoken to my wife in 11 years.....i never want to interrupt.....baaaa bammmmm!!!   why do men die before their wives???....becaue they WANT TO...BAArrruummmpppp!!...veal,2shows, tip, allweek,     g'nite.....
..........ummmmm....nothing??.......oil painting for sure 
 rabbi_phil wrote:


actually if you don't have something nice to say it's a perfect time to talk about your ex-wife
 
...is this an audience or an oil painting?
 Talula wrote:
Silversun Pickups Rock.
 
...got to agree...saw them at the E-Werk in Cologne as Kaiser Chiefs support and they were just class
Silversun Pickups Rock.
Would have been the perfect voice for any one of those insect movies.  I happen to like the "Bee Movie" as a match for this guy's voice, but prefer Seinfeld.
You mean my ex-wife Linda?
 
</nerdbait>



rabbi_phil wrote:


actually if you don't have something nice to say it's a perfect time to talk about your ex-wife
 


 valeriogonzalez wrote:
I really like them.  Heard them for the first time here on RP. Now I cant stop listening to them.
 

Ditto.  They can rock pretty hard when they want, although this song aint it.
 Cinzia wrote:
Don't know why, but this guy's voice gives me the creeps...
 
I used to really like it but not as much these days. Couldn't believe it was a man when I first heard it. 
pretty good . But what the hell does it mean?!


The more this band is played on RP the better they sound to me.{#Angel}
 jkhandy wrote:

Wouldn't it be cool if we all played by the adage: "If you don't have anything nice to say, say nothing"....... just rate the song and move on.
 

actually if you don't have something nice to say it's a perfect time to talk about your ex-wife
 valeriogonzalez wrote:
I really like them.  Heard them for the first time here on RP. Now I cant stop listening to them.
 
Me too..
I really like them.  Heard them for the first time here on RP. Now I cant stop listening to them.
Oh man, got tickets to see this band next Friday at a fairly small venue.  Looking forward to it - BIG TIME!
I'm kind of in love with this band due to their similarities to Smashing Pumpkins... I mean, the music's also fantastic, but they evoke a sort of strange nostalgia for me because of the aforementioned relativities.
Don't know why, but this guy's voice gives me the creeps...
Great song, would be wonderful to hear more of this band. 
 jkhandy wrote:

Wouldn't it be cool if we all played by the adage: "If you don't have anything nice to say, say nothing"....... just rate the song and move on.
 
I think in personal relationships, that's a safe rule to live by.  Probably a recipe for a dreary life.  But on a comment board, it is absolutely the opposite.  This is a really tame forum.   If you think it is bad here, then don't venture far, you'll die.  Try a political board.   Forget it.


 jkhandy wrote:

Wouldn't it be cool if we all played by the adage: "If you don't have anything nice to say, say nothing"....... just rate the song and move on.
 

Would be cool, but this is not "Chuch' e"

This music is good for my Hotel room!
Discovered these folks here on RP. And dozens of others. Thanks, Bill, Rebecca.
The more I listen to this group, the more I like them.  
Solidly quite likable to me. Kind of Smashing Pumpkins meets another band. I don't which band - just another band.
 ch83575 wrote:
3 ==> 1

Hate, hate, hate! 
 
Pretty lame comment. Doesn't add anything to the conversation, just visceral drivel.


Lovely segue from "Refugee" . . . sigh . . . this is one reason I love RP.
Masterful
just....quite awesome
{#Dance}
 ch83575 wrote:
3 ==> 1

Hate, hate, hate! 
 
Wouldn't it be cool if we all played by the adage: "If you don't have anything nice to say, say nothing"....... just rate the song and move on.


10, 10, 10, 10!

 
ch83575 wrote:
3 ==> 1

Hate, hate, hate! 
 

3 ==> 1

Hate, hate, hate! 
@ Cynaera... you definitely traded up.  We have dogs, lots of dogs... 7 right now, and we've had 12 in our home at one point.  My wife and I run a rescue program called Pet Adoption Network and we're always taking in fosters.  We currently have 3 fosters and 4 of our own, with 20 dogs total listed on our website... we're a small rescue group that has between 4 to 7 foster families working with us.
When you talk about comparing a bunch of kitties with a troubled human you are so right... much easier with animals in my opinion.
Always love to read your posts by the way!
Take care and keep up the kitty love!

 Cynaera wrote:

{#Roflol}There's a story behind why I have so many cats, but I don't want to bore you (I actually have twelve, but technically, two of them belong to my brother, and two of them were rescued from a friend who was suicidal and knew she couldn't take care of them.) And it's not as bad as it sounds - they mostly get along, all are fixed, and some are just fat and happy and sleep a lot. It's an arrangement I can handle. I was married to a guy who had various addictions (pot, cocaine, alcohol, loose women, speed—driving fast, living fast— and danger—hanging off the top of an unfinished 200-foot microwave tower by one arm and one leg with no safety harness.) He was more trouble, work, anguish, expense and frustration than a hundred cats, so I think I traded up. {#Whistle}
 


 On_The_Beach wrote:

Sounds like a list of my ex-girlfriends.
 
You people are so good.....None of my ex-girlfriends now anythging.   Might be why RP is good to me .
 Cynaera wrote:
. . . but I don't want to bore you (I actually have twelve, but technically, two of them belong to my brother, and two of them were rescued from a friend who was suicidal and knew she couldn't take care of them.) And it's not as bad as it sounds - they mostly get along, all are fixed, and some are just fat and happy and sleep a lot.
 
Sounds like a list of my ex-girlfriends.

 vandal wrote:
Nine Cats?!?!
 
Well, at least between them they'll have nine lives!

 Hannio wrote:




 
{#Roflol}There's a story behind why I have so many cats, but I don't want to bore you (I actually have twelve, but technically, two of them belong to my brother, and two of them were rescued from a friend who was suicidal and knew she couldn't take care of them.) And it's not as bad as it sounds - they mostly get along, all are fixed, and some are just fat and happy and sleep a lot. It's an arrangement I can handle. I was married to a guy who had various addictions (pot, cocaine, alcohol, loose women, speed—driving fast, living fast— and danger—hanging off the top of an unfinished 200-foot microwave tower by one arm and one leg with no safety harness.) He was more trouble, work, anguish, expense and frustration than a hundred cats, so I think I traded up. {#Whistle}

 Hannio wrote:




 
{#Roflol}There's a story behind why I have so many cats, but I don't want to bore you (I actually have twelve, but technically, two of them belong to my brother, and two of them were rescued from a friend who was suicidal and knew she couldn't take care of them.) And it's not as bad as it sounds - they mostly get along, all are fixed, and some are just fat and happy and sleep a lot. It's an arrangement I can handle. I was married to a guy who had various addictions (pot, cocaine, alcohol, loose women, speed and danger . He was more trouble, work, anguish, expense and frustration than a hundred cats, so I think I traded up. {#Whistle}
 vandal wrote:
Cynaera wrote: I must just be in a real music-mood today, because I've loved every song Bill's played so far.  We're getting our new dishwasher installed now, and it's bigger than the space where the old dishwasher used to be, so I'm locked in my bedroom with nine cats (don't want them in the way of the installation guy, or escaping while the front door is open during the transfer of appliances.)  We're all just sacked out everywhere, listening to RP and chillin' untillin' ..... {#Meditate}{#Sunny}  

 

Nine Cats?!?!
 
 



 drews wrote:
For some reason I read these guys as 'SilverSkin Pickups", strange but maybe I've just got cravings for pickled onion

 

But which jar to crack open first? They all look so yummy

 
{#Roflol} Those pics have me salivating. Really. I just feckin' love pickled onions.

I wish RP would play a crappy song as it's been all 7+ for the last hour, and I'm dying to have an Eartha Kitt :(

 Cynaera wrote:
I must just be in a real music-mood today, because I've loved every song Bill's played so far.  We're getting our new dishwasher installed now, and it's bigger than the space where the old dishwasher used to be, so I'm locked in my bedroom with nine cats (don't want them in the way of the installation guy, or escaping while the front door is open during the transfer of appliances.)  We're all just sacked out everywhere, listening to RP and chillin' untillin' ..... {#Meditate}{#Sunny}
 
Nine Cats?!?!
 
hauntingly beautiful voice
 vandal wrote:

you see my shadow coming in 
dirty sheets pulled to your chin 
well maybe now we can be kin 
but not likely


 
What I admire about this band is the almost teen-aged-sounding vocal belying such deep lyrics. Don't be fooled. They sound like Hanson, but the words are much more ominous and deceptive. They're not what they seem. Gawd, I love that.

For some reason I read these guys as 'SilverSkin Pickups", strange but maybe I've just got cravings for pickled onion

 

But which jar to crack open first? They all look so yummy

I must just be in a real music-mood today, because I've loved every song Bill's played so far.  We're getting our new dishwasher installed now, and it's bigger than the space where the old dishwasher used to be, so I'm locked in my bedroom with nine cats (don't want them in the way of the installation guy, or escaping while the front door is open during the transfer of appliances.)  We're all just sacked out everywhere, listening to RP and chillin' untillin' ..... {#Meditate}{#Sunny}

you see my shadow coming in 
dirty sheets pulled to your chin 
well maybe now we can be kin 
but not likely


 oldviolin wrote:


Hey! This is a family website!
 
Enough discussion of piloerection.

 michaelgmitchell wrote:



This is about a 7.3 on the dial. Need more?
 
 

Hey! This is a family website!
SPECIAL!!!

Really special!
 ABQ_rob wrote:
Weel said: goosebumps for me, too.  (How do they do that? do the sound engineers turn up the "goosebumps dial" or something?) 
 


This is about a 7.3 on the dial. Need more?
 
 yodasan_magoo wrote:
Like the songs, just can't get past the lead singer's voice.  He sounds like a 13 year old boy.  I envision the sound engineer scooting a chair up so he can reach the microphone.
 
I'm just glad the Smashing Pumpkins got a different singer.

Wait, what?

 Cynaera wrote:
I was working on something else when this song came on, and I had to stop and listen. Loved the vocals, the rhythm, the sheer musicality - and then I saw that it was Silversun Pickups. Day-am, I really love this group. Them, and Turin Brakes. Maybe this has to do with my life lately, and my space in the universe.  Two CDs I'm definitely going to buy, once I'm laid off from my current job and get on unemployment so I can afford them. {#Lol}
 
Well i'm going to buy this as well, but almost all albums that I buy lately seem to disappoint. I thought i had a winner in Mojo by Tom Petty. I'm still getting used to it but it's not as good as I thought it would be. Now I've made this CD a playlist in Spotify, so I will test it there before buying.

This entire album really is quite good.  I moved back in time and acquired Carnavas, which at this point I like just as much as Swoon.  It's a bit more raw, but still has that feeling of... I don't know, "urgency" is the word that keeps coming to mind.
Like the songs, just can't get past the lead singer's voice.  He sounds like a 13 year old boy.  I envision the sound engineer scooting a chair up so he can reach the microphone.
I was working on something else when this song came on, and I had to stop and listen. Loved the vocals, the rhythm, the sheer musicality - and then I saw that it was Silversun Pickups. Day-am, I really love this group. Them, and Turin Brakes. Maybe this has to do with my life lately, and my space in the universe.  Two CDs I'm definitely going to buy, once I'm laid off from my current job and get on unemployment so I can afford them. {#Lol}
 fredriley wrote:
Ok, I've got to buy this CD. RP must have played most of the tracks on it and not one has been below 7. A distinctive and moving sound that gets the goosepimples rising. 7 from the Nottingham jury.
 
Weel said: goosebumps for me, too.  (How do they do that? do the sound engineers turn up the "goosebumps dial" or something?) 


 KurtfromLaQuinta wrote:
I heard the other day that somebody in the band is from the Coachella Valley!

Wow.
Jack Blades from Night Ranger.
Josh Homme from Queens of the Stoneage.
Now this!
We're a hip hoppin' place here . {#Mrgreen}

Well. Once every 20 years or so...

 
and there was once a whole band called Kyuss too.

yes, here is a button, that gonna be clicked, for - yeah for we meen it is a good song!!
Just saw them at East River Park in Brooklyn NY. They put on a very strong show. They did not play this tune, which is one of my favorites but given how many one hit wonders will always abound. This band can put out a total album with strong songs. Don't forget the references to Smashing Pumpkins is just their lineage. It isn't bad to sound like another band. That is sort of how it works, no?
 fredriley wrote:
Ok, I've got to buy this CD. RP must have played most of the tracks on it and not one has been below 7. A distinctive and moving sound that gets the goosepimples rising. 7 from the Nottingham jury.
 

I recently did.  You won't be disappointed.
Ok, I've got to buy this CD. RP must have played most of the tracks on it and not one has been below 7. A distinctive and moving sound that gets the goosepimples rising. 7 from the Nottingham jury.
Love em....{#Roflol}
 iscoot4peace wrote:
their lead singer is creepy looking in a Crispin Glover kind of way.  Kinda ruined them for me.  That and the overplay they are getting on RP.
 
creepy looking in Crispin Glover way= okay by me.


 skydreamer wrote:
super album,panic switch est le meilleur morceau !!!
Il est les ballons de le chein 

Thanks to RP for introducing me to yet another band I haven't heard elsewhere. I'm on the fence re the vocals but overall a big thumbs up.
Sometimes you just suddenly hear something you've been hearing for several months and realize it's really very good—-beautiful.
I heard the other day that somebody in the band is from the Coachella Valley!

Wow.
Jack Blades from Night Ranger.
Josh Homme from Queens of the Stoneage.
Now this!
We're a hip hoppin' place here . {#Mrgreen}

Well. Once every 20 years or so...

ahhhh!


Smashing Pickups?


Volume level 9 of 10


They really got a nomination for a grammy!! Cant believe!!
I've liked everything I've heard by this band. NICE!
super album,panic switch est le meilleur morceau !!!
I like  S P's  and P T ....and I can tell them apart.

 jeepstir wrote:

You know, I totally support everyone having different tastes, likes & dislikes—that's what gives us such a wide variety of great music. But I'm sorry, anybody who can "hardly tell the difference" between SsP and PT should just give up and listen to talk radio. Or do a double van Gogh.
 
anybody who can "hardly tell the difference" between SsP and PT really isn't even trying.

 ch83575 wrote:
I am really sick of this band and Porcupine Tree.  I can hardly tell the difference, and I don't really care to.
 
There sure seems to be a lot of people who CAN TELL the difference and those are the people that seem to count here at RP.

SSP just came to Rochester NY (an hours drive from my house) 2 days before I went on their website to see about touring! AHHHH!!!

Gotta pay better attention to the things you love.

Awesome band and the new album is very, very strong. Highly recommend. Awesome driving music. Especially on boring state highways to keep the mind going.

One of their nice tunes!
 Stave wrote:

Judging by the rest of your post, I'm not really sure you understand how the whole "NOT!" thing works...

 
This suit is black, pause, not.

Aptly named.


I ♥ SSPU
Like the band, not the singer
This is a draining common disaster!
their lead singer is creepy looking in a Crispin Glover kind of way.  Kinda ruined them for me.  That and the overplay they are getting on RP.
Didn't know they had a new album. Listened to the first album until i couldn't hear it anymore, shame...
wasn't impressed by the second but this sounds really good.
 snowcat wrote:
Just saw them live and they ROCKED.  Their drummer keeps a pace that makes me hope he doesn't keel over by the end of the tour.
 
The drummer is the sole thing that I can find to love about this band.

 jeepstir wrote:

You know, I totally support everyone having different tastes, likes & dislikes—that's what gives us such a wide variety of great music. But I'm sorry, anybody who can "hardly tell the difference" between SsP and PT should just give up and listen to talk radio. Or do a double van Gogh.
 
Thanks for saying that because I couldn't figure out what to do: I thought the SsP song was another Steven Wilson debacle also and was thinking of using an icepick but your idea is much better.

 ch83575 wrote:
I am really sick of this band and Porcupine Tree.  I can hardly tell the difference, and I don't really care to.
 
Well all your 10's are old rock and roll.  You should pick and an oldies station and
get the @#$% out of here!

 jeepstir wrote:

You know, I totally support everyone having different tastes, likes & dislikes—that's what gives us such a wide variety of great music. But I'm sorry, anybody who can "hardly tell the difference" between SsP and PT should just give up and listen to talk radio. Or do a double van Gogh.
 
Well said.

 ch83575 wrote:
I am really sick of this band and Porcupine Tree.  I can hardly tell the difference, and I don't really care to.
 
You know, I totally support everyone having different tastes, likes & dislikes—that's what gives us such a wide variety of great music. But I'm sorry, anybody who can "hardly tell the difference" between SsP and PT should just give up and listen to talk radio. Or do a double van Gogh.


Just saw them live and they ROCKED.  Their drummer keeps a pace that makes me hope he doesn't keel over by the end of the tour.
 paulpaar wrote:
Bad - NOT! Sad poseurs. Take it off! Thank you. 1.1
 
Judging by the rest of your post, I'm not really sure you understand how the whole "NOT!" thing works...

Bad - NOT!

Sad poseurs.

Take it off!

Thank you.

1.1