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Xavier Rudd — Follow The Sun
Album: Spirit Bird
Avg rating:
7

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Total ratings: 1464









Released: 2012
Length: 4:09
Plays (last 30 days): 2
Follow follow the sun
And which way the winds blow
When this day is done
Breath, breath in the air
Set your intentions
Dream with care
Tommorow's a new day for everyone
A brand new moon a brand new sun

So follow, follow the sun
The direction of the birds
The direction of love
Breathe, breathe in the air
Cherish this moment
Cherish this breath
Tomorrow's a new day day for everyone
A brand new moon, brand new sun

When you feel life coming down on you, like a heavy weight
When you feel this crazy society adding to the strain
Take a stroll to the nearest water's edge, remember your place
Many moons have risen and fallen long, long before you came
So which way is the wind blowing
What does your heart say

So follow, follow the sun
And which way the wind blows
When this day is done
Comments (136)add comment
 Jamesfagrelius wrote:
Love this song! A song of gratitude! {#Bananajam}
 
Agree!
We would sing this in my classroom. The kids would dance. They understood. 
Sweet sentiment expressed through a very sweet song.
 Norwood9 wrote:
Paul Simon sound alike.
 
I was thinking the same, or a cross between Paul Simon and Ray LaMontagne.
 radioparadise9 wrote:


Plays (last 30 days): 2

Can't count - just making it up as you go along ?
 

I've been listening to Radio Paradise for more than 30 days ;) 
pompous dismissive comment.
 tfioreze wrote:
Overplayed, if you ask me. I used to like this song more than now… but after listening for the hundredth time, I kind of got tired of it.  
 

Plays (last 30 days): 2

Can't count - just making it up as you go along ?
Paul Simon sound alike.
Plods

More Magpie Warble needed. 

 

Reminds me of days at the Eumundi Markets, thanks Bill

 Proclivities wrote:
 Ulises wrote:

Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery. 

Winston Churchill 


I've been seeing that "quote" floating around the internet for a while; it's actually a combination of two separate comments which Churchill had made years apart. 

“Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.” —Perth, Scotland, May 28, 1948

and

“The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings. The inherent virtue of Socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.” —House of Commons, October 22, 1945.

I'm not sure of either quote's relevance to this goofy song; it must have more to do with the thread comments.



 
I think it might have been as simple as Ulises seeing "Bernie" in the song comments and, one pair of bunched panties later, we have a mashup of Churchill quotes that mangles the meaning of the latter.

It is worth noting that Ulises' stated location, 8th Circle, would be the place of punishment for "simple" fraudsters, like counterfeiters, hypocrites, grafters, seducers, sorcerers, and simonists. Sounds like a dedicated Capitalist to me.
 Jamesfagrelius wrote:
Love this song! A song of gratitude! {#Bananajam}

 
bump
 Ashloh wrote:
Just tuned in... This and the previous song played endlessly.
So much repetition it's unbelievable .

There must be a reason? 

 
Maybe Bill and Rebecca like it?

Overplayed, if you ask me. I used to like this song more than now… but after listening for the hundredth time, I kind of got tired of it.  
Just tuned in... This and the previous song played endlessly.
So much repetition it's unbelievable .

There must be a reason? 
good just the first 54 times i've listened here, this is the 101
 Ulises wrote:

Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery. 

Winston Churchill 


I've been seeing that "quote" floating around the internet for a while; it's actually a combination of two separate comments which Churchill had made years apart. 

“Socialism is the philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy.” —Perth, Scotland, May 28, 1948

and

“The inherent vice of capitalism is the unequal sharing of blessings. The inherent virtue of Socialism is the equal sharing of miseries.” —House of Commons, October 22, 1945.

I'm not sure of either quote's relevance to this goofy song; it must have more to do with the thread comments.


Love this tune.  Nicely done.   The guy has an interesting voice.    First heard this in Les Mills Body Flow. 
 Winston Churchill spliced commas?

Ulises wrote:

Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.

 

Winston Churchill
 



 


Magpie warbling at the beginning & end gives the origin of this song away...
Love this song! A song of gratitude! {#Bananajam}
 Ulises wrote:

Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.

 

Winston Churchill
 



 





Just 'cuz you got the blues, don't mean you gotta sing.
Savoy Brown

Socialism is a philosophy of failure, the creed of ignorance, and the gospel of envy, its inherent virtue is the equal sharing of misery.

 

Winston Churchill
 


 FlatCat wrote:

Well, I'm just back from canvassing for Bernie, but this song makes me want to break things.

 
Thank you. +1
 Motolorax wrote:
it really is testament to diversity that there are so many negative comments about this. It must be all the Trump voters :)  Brings back lovely memories of an outback holiday in the Queensland interior with my partner and first daughter when she was 2. I love how some songs do that.
Thanks Bill.
 
Well, I'm just back from canvassing for Bernie, but this song makes me want to break things.

Follow number five.
When this was followed by War on drugs - Lost in a dream I appreciated it more, it's not very good, but much better than Dylan...
Please stop playing this
 Motolorax wrote:
it really is testament to diversity that there are so many negative comments about this. It must be all the Trump voters :)  Brings back lovely memories of an outback holiday in the Queensland interior with my partner and first daughter when she was 2. I love how some songs do that.
Thanks Bill. 

 
Agreed! {#Cheers}
Zzzzzzzzzzzzzzz
it really is testament to diversity that there are so many negative comments about this. It must be all the Trump voters :)  Brings back lovely memories of an outback holiday in the Queensland interior with my partner and first daughter when she was 2. I love how some songs do that.
Thanks Bill. 
Did I say 10 .......Too many beers......Only Zappa gets that from me.....or Dylan....etc....
Nice song though.{#Laughing}   
 
 jagdriver wrote:

Ibid

 

One of my favorites!  Thanks, Bill!
 
 jagdriver wrote:
Paolo Nuttini called—he wants his wimpy shtick returned.

(And why is this song in such heavy rotation on RP?)
 
Ibid
Probably hard to keep his shorts up with all that vibrato in his voice :^ /
Can't resist, but it reminds me a lot James Yuill - No Surprise, rhythm, chords... but I still like it anyway :-)
what a nice follow up of Colors In The Air — Going Home

Continuing the foot-tapping and head-nodding..nice to feel so nice while I am working {#Whistle}

Still waiting for the 11 to be integrated...{#Good-vibes}
Until then... keeping on flying... {#Daisy}


This song, it centers me. It reminds me where I need to be. And that's even before I pay attention to the lyrics.
Meh....boring filler
Great music.
 Stingray wrote:

HELPLESSLY TERRIBLE!

I was better with 15 - SERIOUSLY!!!

 
 
Paolo Nuttini called—he wants his wimpy shtick returned.

(And why is this song in such heavy rotation on RP?)
Lot of negative comments for a positive song.

Go figure.
The best part of this song is when it ends.
Saw him play in Brighton and really enjoyed the set. He is a seriously talented guy and obviously loves what he does. He plays solo surrounded by drums, digis and all sorts and creates splendid soundscapes. What's not to like? 
 philinnz wrote:
if you wondered about the bird chirping at the end - it was probably a magpie, the Aussie or Kiwi version, not the European type. They are famed for saying ardle wardle ardle wardle

 
Thanks for that. It's nice to hear tweeters on elegaic songs like this. I quite like the 'rainforest' sounds at the start as well, which sets the aural tone for the song. 7 from the blissed-out naturephile Nottingham jury.
Love it
 ScottN wrote:T
Felt like a just heard a sermon...in a song I don't care for.

  Great song thanks RP Martin in BC

Felt like a just heard a sermon...in a song I don't care for.
 Stingray wrote:

Never heard a worst singer!

WHAT A JOKE!!!!



 
I never did like Corvettes.
 Stingray wrote:

Never heard a worst singer!

WHAT A JOKE!!!!



 
Grammatically speaking, you are absolutely right.{#Notworthy}
For a second I thought this was Eddie Vedder.  That is not a compliment.
Like it
{#Group-hug} {#Whisper}  {#Crowded}  {#Flamed}

RP is subversive!  

Never heard a worst singer!

WHAT A JOKE!!!!


Soothes the brow {#Daisy}{#Jump}{#Daisy}

Very Paul Simon-ish.  Simon-y?  Whatever, I like it.


i also thought of Paolo.
 

rdo wrote:


{#Doh}  Hey now, keep it clean.  No reason to be insulting to Xavier now.

 


More and more, a new narrative is emerging…The new battleground is over Snark and Smarm.  Snark is irony, wit, and realism.  Smarm is phony, passive-aggressive, Upworthy defense of existing paradigms and power structures.  Who will win out?  Tom Scocca of Gawker is our general on the Snark side.   If you prefer Smarm, check out Jaron Lanier’s drivel in You Are Not a Gadget.


Nice!  Feels like summer... {#Sunny}
{#Frustrated}
What a fantastic transition from Bruce Cockburn's "Last Night Of The World".




I needed to hear these words today.
 philinnz wrote:
if you wondered about the bird chirping at the end - it was probably a magpie, the Aussie or Kiwi version, not the European type. They are famed for saying ardle wardle ardle wardle

 
thanxs mate... we are probably on the same frequency.... this is an acquired anzac taste about the lands we call home... 
Such a pretty song...  Why the severe & abrupt (1 beat) segue into another song (with a much different dynamic going on)? 

Dang ... every time this song starts, I think it is going to be Isaac Delusion ... something off the Midnight Sun EP.

Maybe it's just me ... heh.

 
wunderschöner song
beautiful song....a summer breeze...
if you wondered about the bird chirping at the end - it was probably a magpie, the Aussie or Kiwi version, not the European type. They are famed for saying ardle wardle ardle wardle
The song is quite nice, but I really dislike his voice. He sounds like a goat{#Eek} Such a shame.
I love that cover - who's done it?
 Tizmself wrote:
Remember that scene in Animal House when John Belushi's character smashes the guitar.......thought so.

 
Yea, but did you see how many instruments this guy is playing!  You're gonna have a heart attack just trying to smash them all.
nice song... but the best part are the magpies singing at the end! so aussie!
This is a really neat dude and clearly he is quite talented.

Thanks for introducing me to him.

Cheers
Sine
Please don't ever play this "song" again.
 xkolibuul wrote:

New music.  Bill is featuring it a bit, as a DJ should.  What's the big deal?  

 
Right... who's counting? New music that doesn't suck! I'll give it a 7, Mr. Clark!! The photo of the dude as a sorta one-man-band, with the drums and didgerydoodoo's up his nose etc etc is rather, er  ...distressing, however. 
 mkinnan wrote:
9 Times in 30 days, really?
 
New music.  Bill is featuring it a bit, as a DJ should.  What's the big deal?  
 Tizmself wrote:
Remember that scene in Animal House when John Belushi's character smashes the guitar.......thought so.
 
<smash... smash... SMASH>
... sorry.
{#Roflol} 
I saw him in Anchorage, Alaska several years back.  He did a free outdoor concert to support "The Oceans Festival"  I had no idea who he was befor I saw him but I became an instant fan.  Very cool of him to travel all the way up to Alaska, and play for free to support a cause he beilieves in.  He is an amazing talent.
Remember that scene in Animal House when John Belushi's character smashes the guitar.......thought so.
Nice.  Very Eddie Vedder-like voice. Made me look up and take note.
I had the pleasure of seeing him open for R&G at Red Rocks from the 3rd row. Took my  74 yr old mom-she loved it! That base box he plays  was awesome! Highly recommended.
 Sjaaks wrote:


Oh really?!

I'm all for people stating their opinions. But you are rediculous.

Perhaps you should drag your ignorant ass to one of Xavier's concerts and see him sing, play (slide) guitar, percussion AND digeridoo's all combined in one song...


I bet you would even suck at sitting between all these instruments, let alone trying to play one of them. Yeah... I know...
 
So between work and another personal experience not going well at the moment... I see a man who can't share and wants to control everything himself.

Time to take a break outside and get a breath of fresh air.  BTW, I really like his music and his messages don't convey my thoughts above at all.  But like I said, bad day.

Good on ya mate!


 Sjaaks wrote:


I bet you would even suck at sitting between all these instruments, let alone trying to play one of them. Yeah... I know...
 
'Kinell!! That's what I call a one-man band.
 ziakut wrote:
Voice reminds me a bit of Paolo Nutini.
 

{#Doh}  Hey now, keep it clean.  No reason to be insulting to Xavier now.
I absolutely love this song. Thanks Radio Paradise for making a great Christmas even better. Donation on it's way, Merry Christmas all.
 Stingray wrote:

HELPLESSLY TERRIBLE!

I was better with 15 - SERIOUSLY!!!

 

Oh really?!

I'm all for people stating their opinions. But you are rediculous.

Perhaps you should drag your ignorant ass to one of Xavier's concerts and see him sing, play (slide) guitar, percussion AND digeridoo's all combined in one song...


I bet you would even suck at sitting between all these instruments, let alone trying to play one of them. Yeah... I know...
Voice reminds me a bit of Paolo Nutini.
Inexcusably dim.
Bill played this just to give us all perspective on the degree to which the Byrne-Eno collaboration sucked.
 mkinnan wrote:
9 Times in 30 days, really?
 

At say 5 minutes per song, that is a shocking 9 out of 8,640 songs. I'm okay with that.
{#Arrow} 8. I think I have deciphered this song...
Dig it. 9
Every time I hear this, I think how much he must have listened to Paul Simon.  Nice.
9 Times in 30 days, really?
 Stingray wrote:

WOOW - HOW BAD!!!

 

SUPER-SUCKO!


 



Have you ever considered the expression "It's not my cup of tea?"
Saw him last month in Los Angeles - he had the crowd rocking on almost every song! Try to see him if he is in town - he played five different didgeridoos - impressive!
Missed the track? Here it is:-
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0E1bNmyPWww
seeing him live, row 7, one week from today! yes!
Really cool and yes mate I can most definitely hear the Simon influence
I read somewhere about how Xavier Rudd thought that Stingray wrote the very best comments above music on the internet, there was no one else better.
 badstudent wrote:
Any one else hear Paul Simon all over Rudd's vocal style?
 
You are suuuuch a bad student!
UNBELIEVABLY BAD!!!! WOOOOOW!!!!!
Not a huge Xavier Rudd fan, but I do like this song. Especially the lyric about going to the water when you're down and remembering your place. Just lovely :)
Glad that is over...
Any one else hear Paul Simon all over Rudd's vocal style?
Waaay too much vibrato really annoying. Distracts from what could be a good song underneath. 4 for that possibility.

WOOW - HOW BAD!!!

 

SUPER-SUCKO!


Sweet.

HELPLESSLY TERRIBLE!

I was better with 15 - SERIOUSLY!!!


Help me, I think I'm falling... asleep.
 datamarket wrote:
Heard it - loved it - had to check the name - was surprised, never heard of him. Heard it again - loved it. Love it still. 
Nice Voice, beautifully non-overexcited. Simple, clear, pure, right. Like it a lot. 
 



Just what I was feeling. Nicely said. I was surprised to see that the overall rating is so low. Beautifu song.
Love the Magpies at the very end... memories of childhood.
Heard it - loved it - had to check the name - was surprised, never heard of him. Heard it again - loved it. Love it still. 
Nice Voice, beautifully non-overexcited. Simple, clear, pure, right. Like it a lot. 
Manages to quote The Beatles and Pink Floyd.
 jagdriver wrote:
Almost sounds like Paolo Nutini (and that's not a good thing).
 
I was thinking the same thing...!  And apparently a few others as well.  So funny to me — and pleasing — to find so many music lovers on this RP community that relate to music on a deeper level than most everyday people I interact with in person.  I love having this "virtual" connection at least, at something that is rare finding in real life.
I agree that it does sound a fair bit like Paolo Nuttini—but in my case, I like it!