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View Poll Results: Please vote for your THREE favorites
Out of This World 5 50.00%
Watching Me Fall 3 30.00%
Where the Birds Always Sing 1 10.00%
Maybe Someday 7 70.00%
Coming Up (Does this even count?) 0 0%
The Last Day of Summer 5 50.00%
There Is No If... 3 30.00%
The Loudest Sound 0 0%
39 2 20.00%
Bloodflowers 4 40.00%
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Old 12-07-2012, 01:53 AM   #16
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Man, it must just be one of those nights. That for you and I made that stupid Bowie fuck up in RMT.
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Old 12-07-2012, 01:55 AM   #17
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From what I remember of interviews when Bloodflowers came out, a lot of the album was about turning 40 (39, The Last Day of Summer, Out of This World, etc).
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Old 12-07-2012, 01:58 AM   #18
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I've noticed recently that a lot of the album also appears to be about a dying relationship, which made me kind of sad for a second, because he and his wife have been together for friggin'ever. Then I remembered this album came out like 12 years ago, so either he's a masochist, or they worked things out.
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Old 12-07-2012, 02:01 AM   #19
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Has anyone heard Spilt Milk? It was a bonus track that was only available if you pre-ordered through CDNOW. Bob in full-on midlife crisis mode.

Spilt Milk- The Cure - YouTube

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I don't think I ever know if I ever really want it
Could be why I'm never sure if I ever really got it
And I guess it's maybe easier not to think too much about it...

A house a car a family and friends
Yeah, it all means to justify the ends

But sometimes...I wonder...in the back of my mind
Sometimes...I wonder...if I'm wasting all my time
Sometimes...I wonder...if I'm putting off my real life...

What I could've done, where I could've been
When I should've gone, when I should've seen
Who I would've loved, how I would've dreamed
And if it's always always too late...

I don't think I ever know that I ever really need it
Could be why I'm never sure that I ever really feel it
And I think it's maybe easier to guess I really mean it...

A house! A car! A family and friends!
Yeah, all it means to justify the ends

But sometimes...I wonder...

A girl! A smile! A holiday and sex!
Yeah, all it takes to make sense of the rest

But sometimes...I wonder...in the back of my mind
Sometimes...I wonder...if I'm killing all my time
Sometimes...I wonder...if I'm giving up my real life...

What I could've done, where I could've been
When I should've gone, why I should've seen
Who I would've loved, how I would've dreamed
And if it's always always too late...

And every day that I let slide
Is one more day I never try
To break the world
To make my fate
And with every day that I let go
It's one day less I never know
If it's always
Always too late...
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Old 12-07-2012, 02:04 AM   #20
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Wow...that might be the clearest lyric Robert ever wrote.
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Old 12-07-2012, 05:19 AM   #21
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So I gave this album a spin today and I'd forgotten just how 1. good and 2. consistent it is.

The latter's a problem from the tournament's perspective though, because I'm no closer to having an opinion on what the three best tracks are.
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Old 12-07-2012, 12:28 PM   #22
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It's like you and I had the same exact experience.
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Old 12-07-2012, 12:42 PM   #23
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It's a great album. I struggled in not voting for The Loudest Sound and Out of this World.

In fact, I'm going to listen to this now.

And every fucking time I listen to it, it reminds me of the happiness and gutwrench of my first relationship. It was right around that time that I got this record because it was new and I loved the single. And the whole thing just fucking applied over that span of a year.
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I strategically votes or I would have voted for The Loudest Sound.
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Old 12-07-2012, 06:07 PM   #25
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Finally decided on a vote. Out of This World and Maybe Someday seem the strongest to me.

Third vote was a tough one. Could've chosen any out of Where the Birds Always Sing, 39, and Bloodflowers. Went with WTBAS just to avoid creating an awkward tie. But if another vote is cast that does create an awkward tie, Ashley, feel free to re-allocate my WTBAS vote to either 39 or Bloodflowers if it will break the tie.
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Old 12-07-2012, 09:56 PM   #26
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Oh wow, Maybe Someday kind of ran away with it there at the end.
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