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David Gray — Back In the World
Album: Mutineers
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6.4

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Total ratings: 230









Released: 2014
Length: 3:52
Plays (last 30 days): 0
Every day when I open my eyes now
It feels like a Saturday
Taking down from the shelf
All the parts of myself
That I packed away
If it's Love lifts us up from the dark
Is it God by another name
Who's to say how it goes
All I know is
I'm back in the world again

Like the lift of a curse
Got a whole different person
Inside my head
No more trudging around
Stony eyed through the town
Like the living dead
If it's Love put the joy in my heart
Is it God by another name
Who's to say how it goes
All I know is
I'm back in the world again
Back in the world again

It's the only way to be
It's the only way to be
I'm naked like a tree
It's the only way to be
I'm naked like a tree
It's the only way to be

Less than sand on the beach
Staring into the reaches of Space and Time
I'm singing out words
But the voice that I hear
It seems barely mine
If it's Love put the song in my heart
Is it God by another name
Who's to say how it goes
All I know is
I'm back in the world again
Who's to say how it goes
All I know is
I'm back in the world again
Back in the world again

It's the only way to be
It's the only way to be
I'm naked like a tree
It's the only way to be
I'm naked like a tree
It's the only way to be

Every day when I open my eyes
Yeah yeah
Every day when I open my eyes
Yeah yeah
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Always love hearing old bobble head on RP! This got a 7 from me.
 fredriley wrote:
"Every day now when I open my eyes it feels like Saturday." Hmm. Every time I hear a David Gray song it feels like a wet Sunday afternoon in Withernsea. PSD and away off to the zippy blues rock of Stevie Ray Vaughan - woo-hoo!

 
N'owt wrong with Withernsea - it isn't everywhere that you can, with a small amount of imagination and perhaps poetic licence, stand with your testicles split by the prime meridian.
 bb_matt wrote:
Arrghghgh.

If I could rate this minus 10, I would.  

 
This is the perfect comment to reply to. Prejudice is the ignorant stepchild of racism. (Talking about me here)

I don't particularly "like" David Gray's music. His hit a few years ago was okay, and when I heard Bill introduce this song I went, "ugh".

Then, I heard the lyrics. Straightforward, hopeful, rejoicing about getting back into the world again. Perfect timing for me. After having a huge case of the "fuckits" for the past two years - post divorce - this is exactly where I'm at right now and exactly what I needed to hear. It reminded me that the dark days are over and I am strong and on the mend. Bullocks!!

Thanks, David. Cheers to ya! 
 WhiteWater wrote:
I had to stop my bike ride and log in to RP from my phone just to check and make certain I'd already rated this horrid song a 1, and to hit the PSD button.

 
Your selfless perseverance is noteworthy.
Arrghghgh.

If I could rate this minus 10, I would.  
If a lot of people were naked like a tree there would certainly be dancing bananas around! 


FrankDebbieCote wrote:
{#Bananajam}
Dancing bananas time!
 


 motoman55 wrote:
Nice catchy tune. Hadn't heard it before but recognized his voice right away from an old David and David song "Welcome to the Boomtown". Also worthy of a spin.

 
That is indeed a worthy tune — though neither of those Davids is this David.
Nice catchy tune. Hadn't heard it before but recognized his voice right away from an old David and David song "Welcome to the Boomtown". Also worthy of a spin.
i have always liked him a lot. has always reminded me somehow of loggins &messina. also when he first appeared, there were relatively fewer male solo singers (not fronting a band or rapping) at the time, relatively more females. like i said. i like him. bit of an introspective, folk revivalish vibe yet thank god not such confessionalist, dashboard or otherwise. i give him a lot of credit for standing out there naked like a tree.
 There is no accounting for taste.  I gave it a 10, even tho the lyric, "naked like a tree, the only way to be" probably would have made it a 6, I felt it my duty to counter your vote.

WhiteWater wrote:
I had to stop my bike ride and log in to RP from my phone just to check and make certain I'd already rated this horrid song a 1, and to hit the PSD button.

 


I had to stop my bike ride and log in to RP from my phone just to check and make certain I'd already rated this horrid song a 1, and to hit the PSD button.
            {#Music}  nice listening.... {#Bananapiano}
 FrankDebbieCote wrote:
{#Bananajam}
Dancing bananas time!
 
 

 zair99 wrote:
Catchy chorus, but those are some strange lyrics!

 
I think a good adjective for the lyrics is "insipid".
 zair99 wrote:
Catchy chorus, but those are some strange lyrics!

 
What do you find strange about them? I find the metaphor quite clear and accessible. The singer is enlightening himself. All of us should open our eyes everyday. 
 
Catchy chorus, but those are some strange lyrics!
{#Bananajam}
Dancing bananas time!

"What rhymes with tree"?

You missed PSD


"I'm naked like a tree, the only way to be."

Really? Sucko-Barfo. 

I can see the thought process. Hmm, 'the only way to be' what rhymes with 'be'? 'tea, free, ooh, how about tree?' Yes, that'll do. 
 
PSD PSD PSD..
"Every day now when I open my eyes it feels like Saturday." Hmm. Every time I hear a David Gray song it feels like a wet Sunday afternoon in Withernsea. PSD and away off to the zippy blues rock of Stevie Ray Vaughan - woo-hoo!
FINALLY old bobble head releases something new! I like it on first listen.....
Liking what I hear. Preliminary 6, but I think it's a good candidate for a 7.
YES!

Finally, stuff from this new CD, which is phenomenal! (Mutineers is my favorite track)
Off to see ya in August David... the new album sounds great!