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Cracker — Friends
Album: Sunrise In The Land Of Milk And Honey
Avg rating:
5.6

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Total ratings: 137









Released: 2009
Length: 4:08
Plays (last 30 days): 0
(David Lowery)
Well I'd never sleep with your ex-girlfriend
Even if she starts to flirt with me again.
Allow me apologize for my slightly wicked thoughts;
'Cause that's the kind of friend that you've got.
(Patterson Hood)
If a fight breaks out and you're the cause of it
In some redneck bar where you've been talking shit.
I would not forsake you later in that parking lot
'cause that's the kind of friend that you've got.
(Lowery and Hood)
Well through the laughter and the tears,
We go stumbling through the years.
(Lowery)
A bit dysfunctional well folks might say
(Hood)
Well I've got the dirt on you.
(Lowery)
Hey, I've got plenty on you too.
(Lowery and Hood)
So I pray we stay together all our days.

(Lowery)
So when you're on a date
And you finally bring that girl home.
You put a little Captain Beefheart on the stereo
And you disconnect the phone.

(Hood)
Then I show up drunk and raving,
And then I pass out on the spot.
'Cause that's the kind of friend
That you've got.
(Lowery)
Well through the laughter and the tears,
(Lowery and Hood)
We go stumbling through the years.
(Lowery)
A bit dysfunctional well folks might say
(Hood)
You can say that again.
(Lowery and Hood)
Well I've got the dirt on you.
(Lowery)
Hey, I've got plenty on you too;
(Lowery and Hood)
So I pray we stay together all our days.
(Lowery)
Oh dear lord
(Lowery and Hood)
Yeah I pray we stay together all our days.
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Yep, this is what a friend should be—just like he says.
I like Cracker—-after this album came out, and hearing older stuff of theirs on here; I realized how much I have always liked them and got a few of their previous things as well as this new one that I didn't have.
 Manbird wrote:
B O R I N G
 
Agree, this is a 3.

what's interesting here is how this is good ole American country honk played by a buncha Yanks with a bunch of brit poseurs (the Rolling Stones) as inspiration! WOW, full circle.
 unclehud wrote:

Translation:

"Shit-kicking" is an impolite way to praise rural attributes.  For example, "John Deere makes a shit-kicking tractor!" or "This is a shit-kicking place to drink beer!"  Not sure about the origin of this term.  ("Shit" is the impolite term.  It refers to what men do while sitting on a toilet.)

"Cow pies" are the dried feces of cows.  Cattle droppings usually splatter into a circular puddle on the ground.  After a few days in the sun, the puddle dries into a hard disk which resembles a minature pie.  Texans, and perhaps other crazy people, have contests to see how far the cowpies can be tossed or thrown spinning like a Frisbee disk.  In the South (USA), we don't actually touch cowpies with our hands, because we're civilized.  I suppose we kick them instead.

 

Combat boots generally sported by the mods, punks, rude boys, etc. of the late '70s. These are shoes specifically engineered for kicking the shit out of whomever needs shit-kicking. Strap on your shit kickers and braces; let's go
I love these guys.
They sound quite genuine to me.
How about Euro Trash Girl? I love that one especially. 
 etwilson wrote:

Authentic southern music from Santa Cruz, CA?
 

Yeah, that's what it sounds like.  Except for the authentic part.
Maybe the Stones doing Far Away Eyes. Maybe that would make this okay.
I can see how this might be a fun song if you were really really REALLY drunk. Or maybe not. 
The Grateful Dead by any other name . . .
(or is it Dr. Hook?)

 helgigermany wrote:
 Misterfixit wrote: Authentic shit-kicking music.  And if you don't know what shit-kicking is all about, then you ain't from the South.  I think the western folks toss dried cow-pies.

Can you please translate for those who not in the english language?!  By the way, for me, this is at least a 3!
{#Cowboy}

 
Translation:

"Shit-kicking" is an impolite way to praise rural attributes.  For example, "John Deere makes a shit-kicking tractor!" or "This is a shit-kicking place to drink beer!"  Not sure about the origin of this term.  ("Shit" is the impolite term.  It refers to what men do while sitting on a toilet.)

"Cow pies" are the dried feces of cows.  Cattle droppings usually splatter into a circular puddle on the ground.  After a few days in the sun, the puddle dries into a hard disk which resembles a minature pie.  Texans, and perhaps other crazy people, have contests to see how far the cowpies can be tossed or thrown spinning like a Frisbee disk.  In the South (USA), we don't actually touch cowpies with our hands, because we're civilized.  I suppose we kick them instead.

 Misterfixit wrote:
Authentic shit-kicking music.  And if you don't know what shit-kicking is all about, then you ain't from the South.  I think the western folks toss dried cow-pies.
 
Authentic southern music from Santa Cruz, CA?

This is really funny, and mostly because I heard the same from several guys — and probably said it to several — after a long night with our buddy Jim Beam.


A good friend takes a long time to grow.
It was cute the first couple of times but losing interest in it now....
Almost as bad as when Jagger tries to do country. On second thought, it was that bad.
 Misterfixit wrote:
Authentic shit-kicking music.  And if you don't know what shit-kicking is all about, then you ain't from the South.  I think the western folks toss dried cow-pies.

 
Can you please translate for those who not in the english language?!  By the way, for me, this is at least a 3!
{#Cowboy}

B O R I N G
 valtanty3 wrote:

that bumpkin' voice is Patterson Hood of the Drive-By Truckers. like the song better now? 

 

I was wondering if that's who that was...
Authentic shit-kicking music.  And if you don't know what shit-kicking is all about, then you ain't from the South.  I think the western folks toss dried cow-pies.

 valtanty3 wrote:
that bumpkin' voice is Patterson Hood of the Drive-By Truckers. like the song better now? 
 
...heh, yes, actually!..sad truth, isn't it?..
 azdcryan wrote:
i like it so much more when he gets back to sounding like himself and abandons the put on of the overly affected bumpkin vocals...

...don't get me wrong, I love bumpkin vocals...when they are being sung naturally by a good ol' country bumpkin of course.
 
that bumpkin' voice is Patterson Hood of the Drive-By Truckers. like the song better now? 

OH YEAH!  Classic Cracker style........love it!{#Bananapiano}
Omigoddess -  this song is just too true!
I got friends just like this ('course none of you do)
{#Eek}

i like it so much more when he gets back to sounding like himself and abandons the put on of the overly affected bumpkin vocals...

...don't get me wrong, I love bumpkin vocals...when they are being sung naturally by a good ol' country bumpkin of course.
When I play this album, this is the one song I skip (but only because the next one is so freaking awesome.{#Wink} )
Was the Captain Hook singing
 themotion wrote:
rating just went up +1 for the captain beefheart reference.
 
Exactly.

 gabbadar wrote:
Holy Wilco! Who's buying into this campy stuff? It was novel at first, "a style that sets the tone of the song", I thought.
 
I bought it—great album.  I'm listening to it a lot.  I don't particularly like this song, but it fits it's place within the context of the album (I think).

SYG
rating just went up +1 for the captain beefheart reference.
 bbryan wrote:
Seriously, is that Tweedy doing guest background vocals on this track? It sounds an awful lot like him...
 
 
Awful indeed.
 gabbadar wrote:
Holy Wilco! Who's buying into this campy stuff? It was novel at first, "a style that sets the tone of the song", I thought.
 

What's wrong with a little camp now and then?
 bbryan wrote:
Seriously, is that Tweedy doing guest background vocals on this track? It sounds an awful lot like him...
 
...holy crikey, this sounds like wilco - don't like riding passenger side!..

Seriously, is that Tweedy doing guest background vocals on this track? It sounds an awful lot like him...
 
Holy Wilco! Who's buying into this campy stuff? It was novel at first, "a style that sets the tone of the song", I thought.
 Papernapkin wrote:

A Land of Milk and Honey

And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good land and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey: unto the place of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites.
— Exodus 3: 8 (KJV)

Addressing Moses from the burning bush, Yahweh announces his plan to bring Israel out of Egypt to a "land flowing with milk and honey." God means Palestine, the land he promised to Abraham (Genesis 12) and again to Jacob (Genesis 28).

Don't care for the hillbilly vocals. 


 

Well, I like it!  Hillbilly vocals and all.  {#Yes}

I just caught the second half of this one, and I hope I'll hear it again soon!

mmmm.. feelin' the KPIG Blues today?

3:17 pm - Cracker - Friends
3:15 pm - J.J. Cale - Crazy Mama
3:10 pm - The Waifs - Crazy Train
"Listen to the gospel radio station......All your dreams will come true"
Aw man... Now I want some Dr Hook on RP!

Edit: We have! But it's the radio friendly stuff.
Hands up from all of you who want the rowdy stoned and i missed it stuff! (raises hand)
Nice

A Land of Milk and Honey

And I am come down to deliver them out of the hand of the Egyptians, and to bring them up out of that land unto a good land and a large, unto a land flowing with milk and honey: unto the place of the Canaanites, and the Hittites, and the Amorites, and the Perizzites, and the Hivites, and the Jebusites.
— Exodus 3: 8 (KJV)

Addressing Moses from the burning bush, Yahweh announces his plan to bring Israel out of Egypt to a "land flowing with milk and honey." God means Palestine, the land he promised to Abraham (Genesis 12) and again to Jacob (Genesis 28).

Don't care for the hillbilly vocals. 


I like Cracker, no matter what. Not something I'd want to listen to all the time, however...
Not setting me on fire.
{#Whistle}