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Daughter — Amsterdam
Album: If You Leave
Avg rating:
7.2

Your rating:
Total ratings: 1661









Released: 2013
Length: 4:01
Plays (last 30 days): 3
(Verse)
Skin off like lightning
Breathing flames from thoraces tray
Your eyes go gray finding
You lock your gaze on to my face

Heavy eye clothing on the roadside
Swinging from the street lights

(Chorus)
I hope by the morning I will have grown back
By the morning I will have grown back
I'll escape with him
Show him all my skin
Then I'll go
I'll go home
Amsterdam

(Verse)
I'm a flying kite in the breeze just
Restlessly seeking images a child needs to help them sleep
I was thinking that I should see someone
Just to find out that I'm alright

(Chorus)
By the morning I would've grown back
By the morning I would've grown back
I'll escape with him
Showing all my skin
Then I'll go
I'll go home
Amsterdam

(Bridge)
I used to dream of
Adventure
When I was younger
With lungs miniature
Good night with killing
Our brain cells
Is this called living
Or something else
Or something else

(Outro)
By the morning I would've grown back
By the morning I would've grown back
By the morning I would've grown back
By the morning I would've grown back
Comments (62)add comment
 easmann wrote:
hempmandan wrote:
Almost Bjork like

Imkirok wrote:
I was thinking London Grammar. 

Bjork? Nobody sounds like Bjork but Bjork.
London Grammar? Nobody sounds like Hannah but Hannah.
Cat Power? Nope.
Heather Nova? Uh uh.
Florence? Negative.

Honestly, seems like a song by a female artist is treated like a free-association game by some commenters: Quick! Name the first female artist that pops into your head!

This is a very good song and she does not sound like any of those other female artists, nor do any of those named sound like each other.
 

Reminded me of Regina Spektor at one point...
 easmann wrote:
hempmandan wrote:

Almost Bjork like

Imkirok wrote:
I was thinking London Grammar. 

Bjork? Nobody sounds like Bjork but Bjork.
London Grammar? Nobody sounds like Hannah but Hannah.
Cat Power? Nope.
Heather Nova? Uh uh.
Florence? Negative.

Honestly, seems like a song by a female artist is treated like a free-association game by some commenters: Quick! Name the first female artist that pops into your head!

This is a very good song and she does not sound like any of those other female artists, nor do any of those named sound like each other.
 
Carol Channing!
 easmann wrote:
hempmandan wrote:



Honestly, seems like a song by a female artist is treated like a free-association game by some commenters: Quick! Name the first female artist that pops into your head!

 
Or it simply has nothing to do with sexism but rather with the fact that all these breathy singer songwriter songs are very interchangeable. Maybe?
 tujhhh wrote:
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just looked this up, something about site extorts money. Really, Russian trolls here on RP?
Г овно! сайт денег вымогает
Spot On. 

 
rdo wrote:
Cat for lashes and the machine?
 

hempmandan wrote:
Almost Bjork like

Imkirok wrote:
I was thinking London Grammar. 

Bjork? Nobody sounds like Bjork but Bjork.
London Grammar? Nobody sounds like Hannah but Hannah.
Cat Power? Nope.
Heather Nova? Uh uh.
Florence? Negative.

Honestly, seems like a song by a female artist is treated like a free-association game by some commenters: Quick! Name the first female artist that pops into your head!

This is a very good song and she does not sound like any of those other female artists, nor do any of those named sound like each other.
This song goes on repeat <3
Oh yes
This is nice
"Hey, make like a weed and in the morning grow back."
 the_jake wrote:

Is this building in The Hague?
 
Oh, I thought it was in Rotterdam.
I like Amsterdam nice place 
 the_jake wrote:

Is this building in The Hague?

 
No: this is Het Rijksmuseum (National Museum) in Amsterdam (hence the words on the picture...) seen from Het Museumplein (Museumsquare). See also https://www.google.nl/maps/place/Rijksmuseum/@52.3578134,4.8839771,104a,35y,14.91h,62.51t/data=!3m1!1e3!4m13!1m7!3m6!1s0x47c63fb5949a7755:0x6600fd4cb7c0af8d!2sAmsterdam!3b1!8m2!3d52.3702157!4d4.8951679!3m4!1s0x0:0xd54373ae6a408585!8m2!3d52.3599982!4d4.8852199 (Show is an old picture with scaffoldings around the building wich have been removed)

 justin4kick wrote:


 
Is this building in The Hague?
Suddenly I'm channeling Heather Nova
{#Roflol}
 Redpoint wrote:
Almost an 8 until the mix started to drown everything out at the end.
 
Yeah, that was cool, so 8 > 9?
Almost an 8 until the mix started to drown everything out at the end.
Whoever you are in Greenland.

You the real MVP.
 {#Lol}

justin4kick wrote:

It's her daughter, Kitten Power

 


 leafmold wrote:
makes me yearn for cat power.

 
It's her daughter, Kitten Power




{#Cowboy}
I'm seeing my musical preferences in this band. Similar staccato repetition as Agnes Obel. I play this with Other Lives. Absolutely rock solid album through and through.
this beats the hell out of Tom Waits
i PSD'd myself here{#Wink} 

                                                    Seaskinghost Dione urania
                                           The  ghost coast by the morning light.
English stags in A'dam are probably the worst stags I've ever seen {#Eek}

I hope you survived and did not take a scratchy souvenir home...
 

springof63 wrote:
Off to 'Dam for my mates stag 'do', this very weekend.

Coincidence, Synchronicity or Conspiracy?
or none of the above . . .

 
and yes, this song is wonderful, but has nothing in common with Björk.

And now I will check Easy Jet flights to Amsterdam! 
 leafmold wrote:
makes me yearn for cat power.

 
{#Roflol}
Ik zit in amsterdam luisteren, zo geweldig! 
I am listening from Amsterdam - so awesome!  
makes me yearn for cat power.
Wow, I'm digging it; it seems to have a Heather Nova I Need An Island / Trentemoller Sycamore Feeling kinda thing... ~ HAUNTING ~!
 Imkirok wrote:

I was thinking London Grammar. 

 
First I thought Florence, then I thought London Grammar {#Clap}
 hempmandan wrote:
Almost Bjork like
 
I was thinking London Grammar. 
Off to 'Dam for my mates stag 'do', this very weekend.

Coincidence, Synchronicity or Conspiracy?
or none of the above . . .
 hempmandan wrote:
Almost Bjork like
 
How about Anna Ternheim ... ? I thought it was and was quite surpised it wasn't
Thier pretty good Live too
 hempmandan wrote:
Almost Bjork like
 
More like Agnes Obel with the syncopated guitar strums.
Almost Bjork like
Voice sounds hauntingly familiar...
 calle01 wrote:
Once again... How old and boring are we? This is such depressing music!

 
I am not their biggest fan, but depressing? I dont think so!
Yep, I'm likin' this.
Just got back from a little jolly in the lovely city.  Always a pleasure, such a lovely place with such a warm welcome.  Thanks, my Dutch friends.
Cat for lashes and the machine?
Nice ..... a non-yelly Florence
One of my favorite CD's of 2013. So, so good.
Could have sworn this was Cat Power.
Nice to see some foto's of our capital Amsterdam
 thrdmnkrcrds wrote:
'Amsterdam' lyric almost sounds like 'uninspired' phonetically, which, of course, would be ironic. 

 
Hmmmn... have you been taking irony lessons from Alanis?
mazzy-star-ish?
BILLLL! I know it's night time in the US of A but it's smack in the middle of day in Pakistan. Play something to wake me up. At work and falling asleep...
 altunsu wrote:

Cat Powerish 

 

Delish
 scrubbrush wrote:


Bat for Lashes? ish

 
Cat Powerish 
 kingart wrote:
And that voice would belong to whom? Isn't that...what's her name?
 

 

Bat for Lashes? ish
Derivative vocal style.  Sounds like Regina Spektor or Dido circa 2002...or some other of the myriad female singers out there from Hana Malhas to Jetty Rae to Sarah McLachlan.

'Amsterdam' lyric almost sounds like 'uninspired' phonetically, which, of course, would be ironic. 
Many tunes titled "Amsterdam" these days...
the guitar inspired by Marc Bolan's Debora :)
 kingart wrote:
And that voice would belong to whom? Isn't that...what's her name?
 
 

Her name be Elena Tonra...  this album got good reviews from the BBC—  they called the album "enchanting" and "hypnotic"...

this album has reached #4 on the Irish Recorded Music Association's indie album chart....

The Guardian gave the album a mixed review—  they said the music is good but some of the lyrics on the album are not the best poetry...

in my opinion, the lyrics for this song "Amsterdam" do seem a little weak in terms of abstractions and clichés...  but the lyrics are still interesting, and the music is emotive...

I have not given this song a big 10 rating yet...  hmmmm... 

And that voice would belong to whom? Isn't that...what's her name?
 

interesting...
CawCat wrote:
And of course, it's "Album Only" on iTunes.
 
It's in pre-order mode only ... April 30 release for the album so you can't buy it yet, just one song posted.

RP ahead of the curve again ...
And of course, it's "Album Only" on iTunes.
"Last play: Never"

I guess this is first post, then.