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The Rosebuds — I Better Run
Album: Night Of The Furies
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Released: 2007
Length: 3:46
Plays (last 30 days): 2
I think my grandma has a piece of land
I'm supposed to take it when she's dead
My aunt Diane has a lifetime right
I'll have to tell her if she's still alive
She's probably dead but dead in a secret place
From drugs, dirty murder, or some such thing
Under a bridge, in a trailer, or in the woods
I've got to leave, yeah, I think I should
I better run
I better run

I think my father built an awful flame
He burned his eyes, his mouth, it burned his brain
Now he writes songs about his made-up life
At least I think so, if he's still alive
He's probably dead but dead in a secret place
From drugs, dirty murder, or some such thing
Under a bridge, in a trailer, or in the woods
I've got to leave, yeah, I think I should
I better run x10
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That "whoa oah" chorus sinks this song. What an auditory PITA.
This may mark me as a sick person, but I like poppy/pretty tunes with bleak lyrics. Think "Star Witness" by Neko Case.
Daddy issues, the song.
Play Siouxie!
I'm actually surprised that Siouxsie & The Banshees don't go after The Rosebuds.  I mean this is a good song - but really?!
 Neil66 wrote:
Bit of a rip off of Siouxsie & the Banshees Cities in Dust there...
 
More than a bit tbh. 
This song always makes me smile when I hear that toy piano two-note solo.
Let's give a hand to all the effort throughout the world involved in finding a vaccine for this virus.
Boring whoahs.
 the_jake wrote:

Just how do you tune one those toy piano's?
 
Sort through the bin at Toys-R-Us 'til you find one you like...

Tony in NJ
W.A.S.T.E.
 tutakea wrote:
uninspired and boring...
 

This is about your sex life?
 Neil66 wrote:
Bit of a rip off of Siouxsie & the Banshees Cities in Dust there...
 
I hear it too!
you are playing fine tonight or Im high again 
Bit of a rip off of Siouxsie & the Banshees Cities in Dust there...
Wow that is repetitive.
Sounds a bit like 2:54  
 ick wrote:
What kind of piano is that?  Fisher Price?

 
Just how do you tune one those toy piano's?
 Ghiaap wrote:
Too much wooohoooohooo

 
No, this is "whoa oh whoa oh".

One can never have too much wooohoooohooo.
Too much wooohoooohooo
 Dave_Mack wrote:

I don't know that song specifically, but I was definitely thinking Siouxsie and the Banshees, with vocals about an octave lower than Siouxsie Sioux.

 
Yeah a little Siouxie ripoff on the backup vocals there.
 ick wrote:
What kind of piano is that?  Fisher Price?

 
Definitely a child's toy piano, but not the first time it's been done.
I can think of another instance, in the fabulous 70s pop tune Magnet And Steel by Walter Egan, and there might be others. 
Very good album!
Another wohowoh song. Might as well sing lalala. Boring.
Kind of just-awaken Al Corley feeling
So many other good Rosebud songs! Why this lame one?!
BORED NOW!

Make it go away please...
Kelly Crisp lived in my 'hood in Raleigh - they've been a great not-so-secret secret around here for a long time. Good tune and a nice fit into the RP format. Thanks for playing so many great local and regional artists Bill!
What kind of piano is that?  Fisher Price?
Cool tune, haven't heard it in a while. There seem to be a lot of good bands based in North Carolina these days.
 kcar wrote:

Reminds me of a spoiled Eurotrash brat. 

 
From the Raleigh, N.C. section of Europe perhaps?
Not crazy about the lyrics, but the bass riff is cool.
 coding_to_music wrote:

I find the vocal backing track to be annoying...

 
Reminds me of a spoiled Eurotrash brat. 
 kingart wrote:
Never heard of them. Thanks, RP. Catchy tune. 

 
Of course, I wish the lyrics told a more uplifting tale. 
Never heard of them. Thanks, RP. Catchy tune. 
Reminds me of Elastica.
Nice. I'll start out with a 7 and go from there. A catchy pop tune.
Apparently Radio Paradise has discovered the Rosebuds. Such a great band!
 winnetoe wrote:
What's this?!
 

music
 gypsyman wrote:
Anyone else hear Cities In Dust / Siouxsie And The Banshees?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hMagNuhLkk&feature=player_detailpage

 

  
It is reminiscent during the "whoa" parts, but the rest of the song is pretty different.  Everyone hears different things, though; Siouxsee was very inspirational to many later artists.
 gypsyman wrote:
Anyone else hear Cities In Dust / Siouxsie And The Banshees?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hMagNuhLkk&feature=player_detailpage

 

 
Was just logging in to say that...!

''Rosebud'' was what William Randolph Hearst termed the umentionable part of his mistress's anatomy between her thighs.
The film Citizen Kane changed it to the name of a kid's snow sled. Go figure. At least both slip and slide.


 gypsyman wrote:
Anyone else hear Cities In Dust / Siouxsie And The Banshees?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hMagNuhLkk&feature=player_detailpage

 

 
YES!


Everybody in my hotel room dances right this minute...  love it...

 
Sounds more like Tom Tom Club!
 gypsyman wrote:
Anyone else hear Cities In Dust / Siouxsie And The Banshees?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hMagNuhLkk&feature=player_detailpage

 

 
I don't know that song specifically, but I was definitely thinking Siouxsie and the Banshees, with vocals about an octave lower than Siouxsie Sioux.


 tutakea wrote:
uninspired and boring...
 
I find the vocal backing track to be annoying...
Anyone else hear Cities In Dust / Siouxsie And The Banshees?

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_hMagNuhLkk&feature=player_detailpage

 



This is cool...  love that bass rhythm...  we be dancing...




...this is quirky-catchy; i like it...
 Darlington wrote:
Hmmm....heard something else by them here yesterday...new band for me.....looking at their wikipedia entry I see they are from Raleigh, North Carolina.....interesting.
 
They've been around for several years, with occasional changes in personnel; they're really good live, too.  They just released a new album.
uninspired and boring...
"Rosebud, Rosebud..." (gasp) (death rattle)

Still image from Citizen Kane

I'm picking up a little "Love is the Drug" in this one.  Intriguing; a 6 for now, reserving the right to increase that if it grows on me.
Whaaahhuuu, Whaaahhuuu, someone missed the class on how to end a song ooooooohhhoooooo...
Some kind of 80s blend!
Whaaahhuuu indeed.
Hmmm....heard something else by them here yesterday...new band for me.....looking at their wikipedia entry I see they are from Raleigh, North Carolina.....interesting.

What's this?!