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Ed Harcourt — In My Time of Dust
Album: Time of Dust
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6.9

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Released: 2014
Length: 3:59
Plays (last 30 days): 2
Hanging off the hinges
Swinging from the rafters
Torches of the lynch mob
Babbling, burning scriptures

Vicious, mindless thinkers
Plenty poison drinkers
Lonely graveyard shifters
Lacking in a lair of snow

In my time of dust
I'll be waiting for the winds to come
And bring forth a brighter day
I'll be waiting for the winds to come
And blow all the darkness away

Angry screamers killers
Sways of soul distillers
Smack some levitators
Patience alligators

Evangelists and salesmen
Ridiculous dictators
Psychics and the background checks

In my time of dust
I'll be waiting for the winds to come
And bring forth a brighter day
I'll be waiting for the winds to come
And blow all the darkness away

In my dream last night
With your hands around my throat
I think you'd hold me when I die
Only 'cause when under oath

There's a target on my chest
Swords and daggers hit the wheel
You know the world has lost interest
When circus freaks is off the pill

In my time of dust
I'll be waiting for the winds to come
And bring forth a brighter day
I'll be waiting for the winds to come
And blow all the darkness away
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 acolt wrote:

There are some odd times in this song where this guy sounds like the dude from The Eels.



And Elbow too....
There are some odd times in this song where this guy sounds like the dude from The Eels.


Hanging off the hinges
Swinging from the rafters
Torches of the lynch mob

Reminds me of the events at Washington earlier this year...
Nice. Voice similar to Gabriel Sullivan.
funny how people hear so many different similarities

my first thought was, isn't one Dave Mathews ENOUGH?

then, it grew on me.

in a good way, not like a fungus
Oh my are we always Prescient RP....

In my time of dust
I'll be waiting for the winds to come
And bring forth a brighter day
I'll be waiting for the winds to come
And blow all the darkness away
This sounds like a different version than what I'd heard here before...Anyone else?
Peter Gabriel has a lot of disciples from RealWorld Music to those of us that fell in love when he fronted Genesis. But this is more reminiscent of Gabriel in the eighties before he stepped out of Western culture for inspiration.
Special vibes to this one!
Gotta love the drum break and that trumpet...
Sounds to me like the Dream song from Spy Kids.
thought it was Elbow ..
Low-fi snare reminds me of Portishead
 Always think Doves or Elbow         
pfreet wrote:
So much Elbow for me. And not as good.
 

So much Elbow for me. And not as good.
waiting for the Wayans to come...

Ehm, what happened to Ed Harcourt's voice? Compare this to "The Beautiful Lie" from 2006...
Channeling Peter Gabriel a bit, not a bad thing. Digging it.{#Yes}
 schitfitz wrote:
Different but reminds me of something from a long time ago. So far I can't put my finger on it. I like it.

 
I know what you mean.  I like the driving snare drum, the big chorus, somehow unique but at the same time familiar.  Great tune, thanks RP!!
Different but reminds me of something from a long time ago. So far I can't put my finger on it. I like it.
 easmann wrote:
Bit of a military feel to that snare drum.

 
And old James Brown
 bm.deavenport613 wrote:

Sounds like two parties to me.

 
With plenty of hookers, drugs, politicians, former presidents, businessmen etc. 
 jimtyrrell wrote:
"Evangelists and Salesmen
Ridiulous Dictators"
Sounds like a certain party to me....8
 

 
Sounds like two parties to me.
This is not bad at all.
 Jelani wrote:
This just played twice in a row. ?!

 
Yes, it was.
This just played twice in a row. ?!
Bill, that was never The Decemberists. Not even Novemberists. <Pedantic>
Something about the bass and back beat reminds me of a Neil Finn song
 musikluvr wrote:
I hear Peter Gabriel in this, big time. Maybe it's just me.

 
I don't hear PG's ‘Big Time’ in this, but I guess that's not what you meant {#Tongue-out}
 skooba wrote:
I was just going to say the same thing.  Very Peter Gabriel-ish.  {#Wave}

musikluvr wrote:
I hear Peter Gabriel in this, big time. Maybe it's just me.

 

 
I agree it's very PG
evocative!
if not for that circus-like part I would give this 10
still like it tho {#Yes} 
how this songs opens.... fascinating
 
This a truly amazing song.  Who is this guy?
I got it as a 7, but I bet it goes up from there on subsequent listens. Really good stuff. 
"Evangelists and Salesmen
Ridiulous Dictators"
Sounds like a certain party to me....8
 
 fatcatjb wrote:
at first, the quirky drums really bothered me...so I checked out the comments, kept listening, and, and, wow! I get it!

I didn't even really hear the church bell until Fred Riley mentioned it (how did I miss the bell??)

RP is the pasture of heavenly new discoveries...not that they always come easily 

 
The drumbeat is what got my attention the first time I heard this, but it has improved from there for me.
Well realised, well executed.  IMHO.
I was just going to say the same thing.  Very Peter Gabriel-ish.  {#Wave}

musikluvr wrote:
I hear Peter Gabriel in this, big time. Maybe it's just me.

 


such a unnecessary song ... 
Oh.. :)
the melody sometimes gets stuck in my head while I am out riding my motorcycle.
Very nice!{#Chillpill}
 musikluvr wrote:
I hear Peter Gabriel in this, big time. Maybe it's just me.

 
Not just you. 
It's a great atmospheric soundscape.  
I hear Peter Gabriel in this, big time. Maybe it's just me.
 zurcronium wrote:

Get the Elbow link . . . 

 
Now I do.  Little slow today
 sajitjacob wrote:
Oooh this is new (to me), Elbowish. like it muchly.

 
Get the Elbow link . . . 
I like this very much, quirky and spooky. I think I get the inteded mood, but cannot say I understand the meaning of the lyrics. What's this song about?
Who is this guy?  Really good stuff.
at first, the quirky drums really bothered me...so I checked out the comments, kept listening, and, and, wow! I get it!

I didn't even really hear the church bell until Fred Riley mentioned it (how did I miss the bell??)

RP is the pasture of heavenly new discoveries...not that they always come easily 
It was when the song started sounding like it had a calliope that I had to click back into this window to find out what the hell it was. May have to look this dude up!
GREAT GREAT GREAT. Harcourt really coming into his own here. Great lyrics too.
Oooh this is new (to me), Elbowish. like it muchly.
 fredriley wrote:

I usually like spooky so this caught my ear straight away. The church (not cow) bell adds a nice gothic touch. 8 from the goosepimpled Nottingham jury.

 
And I also like the squeaky guitar strings at the beginning - it adds to the tension!


He is singing about The Fall
wow this song reminds me of a JARS OF CLAY song
Very nice!
Reminds me a little of Neil Finn solo stuff
Peter? Is that you? Where are the others: Phil, Steve, Mike, Tony?
Very nice! I like this one! {#Dancingbanana}
Very interesting.
(thanks for the lyrics -- now posted above -bg)
 NoEnzLefttoSplit wrote:
I really like this. It's kind of spooky and I normally hate spooky but there's something etheral to it that really hits a chord with me.

 
I usually like spooky so this caught my ear straight away. The church (not cow) bell adds a nice gothic touch. 8 from the goosepimpled Nottingham jury.
Very quirky and cool!
 
Harcourt has my vote, in this case.
thank you, Bill! {#Heartkiss}
I really like this. It's kind of spooky and I normally hate spooky but there's something etheral to it that really hits a chord with me.

Sounds like a theme from a Clint Eastwood Western


So good, thank you!
Play it again, Bill. Please.