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How It Goes is really good.

 

Zero Orchestra sounds better. Some of the instrumental portions were re-arranged.

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someone manage to get down more lyrics? i was going to start but i have something due tomorrow morning :/

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From my first listen, I'm a little disappointed. It's a nice change sonically but there is too much brass; way too much. I take it Matt just got the jam pack on Garageband?

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I wasn't too hyped before, but 3/4 of the way in, i'm finding this pretty fantastic.

 

How could you not like Zero Orchestra? Man

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What does everyone think of the 'Trans-National' album he's releasing next (recording a song in 10 different cities)? I personally think it's an awesome idea.

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really enjoying shallow's low.

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I'm not sure where this album ranks in the pantheon of MGB/ MG records, but it completes this trifecta I've sort of established in my head of classic Good solo records (along with "Avalanche" and "Hospital Music"), and if it is to be believed that this is, indeed, his final album in the traditional sense, then it's a fitting conclusion.

 

Lights of Endangered Species is an intense, dense and immensely satisfying record. I cannot stop listening to it, slowly discovering different things tucked beneath the surface; it's class.

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First cut through some lyrics.

How It Goes

 

Of all the faith they say it takes to make it

Well I don't know man

No matter how high your road

You always know your just the store brand

Pushing against the waves

Kill all your years of the same program

Some of the faces change but not the game and not the tune

Because you know how it goes

 

Baby these feet were made for walking away so I know to use them

Living in ditches is all well and good when you get to choose them

I guess i can say its strange but most of the men knows so I ain't fooling

So the excuses change but not the game and not the tune

Because you know how it goes

 

Darling don't you worry

It's not hard to find

Going nowhere

Going nowhere

 

Down on the corner they still talk about you but say the you don't care

Baby you know I bruise but the impolite never got me no where

so its to you I move Like stealing night and breathing fresh air

Some of my faces change but not my name and not my tune

Because you know how it goes

Because you know how it goes

How It Goes.

 

Alright.

 

 

Shallows Low

 

Forty days and Forty Nights

Learn to swim you'll be alright

Pull the pin and see the light

We're all shallows low

 

Down the dawn treader

All Lies the love letters

Know the maiden always?

We're all shallows low

 

We're all shallows low

 

What if I can't see the stars Mildred?

 

I start the day

Picture a house

On fire

Inside

these guys try to put it out

I go down stairs

Rub my eyes and stand there

Wonder why I can't just kick them out

If I'm the crazy one what the fuck's with everyone else

 

gotta gotta gotta wait for it

wait for it

wait for it

wait for it

wait for it

gotta, gotta, gotta

Wait for it

Wait for it

wait for it

Wait for it

Gotta gotta gotta.

 

Until You walk out the door

Walk out the door

Walk out the door

Until you walk out the door

 

Baby you got to do what You got to do

Baby you got to do what you gotta do

 

(What if I can't see the stars Mildred? )

 

I end my day

Picture a house

On fire, on fire, on fire, on fire....

 

Zero Orchestra

 

In hell we will all burn brightly

Beg god to turn are led to gold?

Blue collar man tread lightly

Blue collar baby gonna dance, gonna do what you're told

 

Behind are house is a mansion

Just living in the one till it gets stole

 

When the ripple breaks

and these palaces they flood

Oh, the live it takes

You're the only one I love

Oh, give me some ground to shake

And a zero orchestra

 

In hell we will all burn brightly

Haven't been there, wish i didn't know

behind myself there's a mansion ?

Just living in this one till it goes cold

 

when the ripple breaks

and these palaces they flood

all the lives it take

you're the only one I love

give me some ground to shake

and a zero orchestra

a zero orchestra (x5)

 

Non-Populous

 

Well it says, let it be unto you

They all say, let it be unto you

A (mistake of) or (steak to) the heart, let it be unto you?

Gonna rip you apart, let it be unto you

Oh, let it be unto you

 

What you escape, let it be done to you

What you take away, let it be done to you

For what you war, let it be done to you

What you ignore, let it be done to you

Oh, let it be done to you

 

 

Might have rubbed you the wrong way?

but that's all over now

You know we could of stayed

instead of crawling off into the wilderness (girl singing with)

Lightning down from the buildings

Done something different

Done something different .

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So much brass. I love it.

 

I honestly think this is the best and most diverse album he's ever written. Better than Avalanche, better than AOB.

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In A Place of Lesser Men

 

She goes about her day

And keeps her cool until the weekend

In the place of lesser men

Order in some food, turn on the news

Hear some fool say

The world is gonna end

Best spend the night under your bed

 

When she was a girl she learned the words every boy couldn't say

It's not your currency that spends

In the place of lesser men

 

She walks from work at night blood on deck? ?

But I don't worry

No I don' worry,

How come I don't worry?

 

She goes about her day and keep her cool until the weekend

 

 

when she was a girl she learned all the words the boy couldn't say

There's nothing worth wild to defend

In a place of lesser men

 

I sleep on nails at night but I can hear her thinking

Don't you worry,

Baby don't you worry

Don't you worry.

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How could you not like Zero Orchestra? Man

 

Way too much brass?

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Set me on Fire

 

 

Tear you at the seams.

Set me on fire

cant afford to wake up

cant afford not to either

this busted town, in this busted room

bled out clean

dance on the rope

some elephants hunt ivory

the girls there eyes are piano wire

scream

set me on fire

set me on fire

 

 

well i rock the boat

sing to me

we'll close are eyes

a spell so dangerously??

inside the hole

insider your heart

your diamond key

unlock the door

climb your stairs

watch you sleep

the criminal can soon retire??

screams

set me on fire

 

set me on fire

set me on fire

set me on fire

set me on fire

 

Lights of Endangered Species

 

I once saw a magician cut you in half

So bloodless, daunted, I applauded

Looking around at all those eyeless faces

You crept into me and stood alone

Arms stretched out to nothing

Like a memory of something gone wrong,

Slipped the darkness down to the harbour

You let star dress burn in the water

Forget your promise

Turn out your light

Lay down and sleep tonight,

Dream of your sons

Dreams of your daughters,

Come back to you

 

 

Got my guns in row

Got my boys to show

Now we're all here we'll stay here all day all long

And get beat to shit for you

Get beat to shit for you

Spinning a right that was never that far off from wrong

 

So in pieces your sons

In pieces your daughters

Come back to you

 

Good morning beautiful, I've waited all my life

To watch you breathing

Stand up and decide

Set something,

anything

on fire.

 

 

It's spilling over on your shoulders the dawn

It's spilling over on your shoulders the dawn,

It's spilling over on you shoulders the dawn

It's spilling over on your shoulders the dawn.

 

for the life of me I have no idea what he is saying in this one, here's my best guess.

 

Extrodinary Fades

 

Lion ?Said to me

Extrodinary Fades

Not I relunctantly

Through all sense away

Across a bountless sea

Prison shores there

Man becomes a machine

Looks dead to live again?

 

Carry me

through the streets of

Something i was will sing

your mouth of proof???

Eluoise, walk beside me

Will are children stay in these prison shores

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A bunch of errors, and when this site already has the lyrics...probably not worth the time and/or effort.

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Guest Bimbly

By the way, Matt- I think Extraordinary is in 6/8.

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Have you listened to the whole thing Bimbly? If so, what do you think of it? I've noticed Mildred is about 40 seconds shorter than the demo so I'm a bit concerned it's not going to be as cool, but what do you think of that song?

 

I plan on holding out until I have the CD to listen to the finished product.

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Guest Bimbly

Hmm, well I'm taking a second listen as I type. Aside from some instrumental flourishes, it still sounds very MG to me! I suppose that's inescapable! I like the arrangements quite a bit, though I think his musical headspace is somewhere different to where I'm at right now. I've been really into Sloan's The Double Cross, for reference.

 

Mildred is kind of cool, not what I could have expected. It has the ability to grow on me!

 

I like Extraordinary, How It Goes, In Place Of Lesser Men, most of Non Populus, and surprisingly, Zero Orchestra. I'm either torn or indifferent towards the other tracks right now... early days, though. I love the weird 80s female voice (?) on Shallow's Low.

 

Anyway, it's a cool album. If it means anything, I'd probably put it behind White Light and Vancouver in third place. I was way into MG when Avalanche came out, but I'm really into economy on albums and I find it too sprawling. I'm into MG putting out short albums that seem more focused.

 

All in all, I might even put it ahead of Vancouver in the end.

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@Bimbly: the voice at the beginning of 'Shallow's Low' is his daughter singing. He mentions it in his interview with Alan Cross.

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Cool, I thought Mildred should be a bit of a surprise. I agree the album is still clearly Matthew Good but some of it is still refreshingly different to me. And plus, who cares if it's very MG, that's a good thing as far as I'm concerned. Just as long as it's not a rehash.

 

Anyways, you have me really curious as to what you mean with "weird 80s female voice" on Shallow's Low.

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re: still sounds like MG... more to do with his worry that this album would alienate fans. It sounds like a pretty natural extension of all of his work to me, is all.

 

Stars is pretty cool. Maybe my taste is skewed, but it sounds like it would play well on the radio. ? Maybe it's too instrumental? It's cool.

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I can see his concerns about it alienating fans to an extent. The amount of orchestration may turn some fans off but I think it sounds pretty honest and not just there for the sake of being different so I don't think most fans will hate it.

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Did anyone pre-order the album on itunes and get Darling? If so, how long is the song?

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Drunk and listening to this on a friday night in Australia. Will buy as I always have since i feel in love with MGB since my time in BC in 2000. I find it amazing how many people in Canada love this guy yet everyone ive every played his music to including my girlfriend hates it. She has been overseas and gets back sunday and this may be the album that converts her. It seems more happy, maybe a sign of how Matts going himself...

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just about finished, i think all of the songs translated better than the demos with the exception of "what if i can't see the stars, Mildred?"

 

while it sounds good, i really liked the more raw sound from the demo, it almost seems to glossy now. not a big deal, if it bugs me too much i can just insert the demo in itunes.

 

aside from that (which some people might prefer, but that is the fun of opinions) i REALLY like the album. When vancouver was released, quite a few people commented how matt's albums were all starting to sound formulaic, i think this definitely bucks that trend. can't wait to see some of these songs live, maybe he'll bring another person on for the band in a keyboard/computer role?

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Guest Bimbly

I love raw! Would you consider sending, or posting the demo?

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can't wait to see some of these songs live, maybe he'll bring another person on for the band in a keyboard/computer role?

 

Pretty sure he mentioned somewhere that there'll be a keyboard added live for the fall tour. I'd love a small brass section, I don't see these songs having the same OOMPH without it. I hate that the reason for not touring with more musicians is the cost... a lot of my favourite bands tour with trumpets and sax and all that jazz, the projection can't be faked with a prerecording ;)

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