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Old 08-13-2009, 12:19 AM   #1
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Am I supposed to hate "Run While We Can?"

I just wanted to check what the consensus on this song was so I could decide how I feel. I can't remember if we hate it or not because I didn't pay attention when it was more relevant. Sorry.
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    Re: Am I supposed to hate "Run While We Can?"

    I think you're supposed to hate it.

    But I think it showed potential, especially the Vegas soundcheck recording.

    And I think Fonz said it's really called Break for It, fwiw.
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    Old 08-13-2009, 12:23 AM   #3
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    Re: Am I supposed to hate "Run While We Can?"

    never heard it..maybe i have i dunno

    edit: ah yes break for it nm i heard it....meh.
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    Old 08-13-2009, 12:28 AM   #4
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    Re: Am I supposed to hate "Run While We Can?"

    you're not SUPPOSED to, its just if you know what good music is then you do.
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    Old 08-13-2009, 12:28 AM   #5
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    Re: Am I supposed to hate "Run While We Can?"

    Well I know I don't like it....can't say for sure about everyone else. Possibly had some melody things I liked, but overall pretty unappealing to me.
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    Old 08-13-2009, 12:30 AM   #6
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    Re: Am I supposed to hate "Run While We Can?"

    are you guys kidding?

    it's the best thing this band has written since BTCS

    never heard it? zach r probably has it in his sig. or:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaZaRrvfeto
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    Old 08-13-2009, 12:30 AM   #7
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    Re: Am I supposed to hate "Run While We Can?"

    Not any more or less than I'm "supposed" to think John Mayer is a great musician.
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    Old 08-13-2009, 12:32 AM   #8
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    Re: Am I supposed to hate "Run While We Can?"

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    are you guys kidding?

    it's the best thing this band has written since BTCS

    never heard it? zach r probably has it in his sig. or:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaZaRrvfeto
    Yea they forgot Carter on the song though....
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    Old 08-13-2009, 12:33 AM   #9
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    Re: Am I supposed to hate "Run While We Can?"

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    Not any more or less than I'm "supposed" to think John Mayer is a great musician.
    somebody is jealousssss......
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    Old 08-13-2009, 12:34 AM   #10
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    Re: Am I supposed to hate "Run While We Can?"

    you're supposed to like it because it's real songwriting not over produced thoughtless pop crap

    big distinction
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    Re: Am I supposed to hate "Run While We Can?"

    I dig it
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    Old 08-13-2009, 12:35 AM   #12
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    Re: Am I supposed to hate "Run While We Can?"

    although there's no bridge or anything so I guess you can hate it if you want
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    Old 08-13-2009, 12:37 AM   #13
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    Re: Am I supposed to hate "Run While We Can?"

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    although there's no bridge or anything so I guess you can hate it if you want
    There's millions of great song that don't have bridges.
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    Re: Am I supposed to hate "Run While We Can?"

    I like the vibe of it though the verse lines (melodically and lyrically) need a lot of tightening up. I actually like the chorus quite a bit. I also happen to HATE Boyd on the mandolin. But I can hear a part in my head that would be played on an electric guitar that sits in the same kind of space with the basic melodic idea working really well. I can even hear a simple part for Boyd on the violin that would add a lot more than his awkward mandolin tone. The bridge sucks and needs a total overhaul. It sounds like dialed-in garbage typical of what he was coming up with then for bridges and chorus's. I think this song has a lot of potential as an idea but as is it's lacking in many areas. I wish I could produce them.......
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    Old 08-13-2009, 12:38 AM   #15
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    Re: Am I supposed to hate "Run While We Can?"

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    There's millions of great song that don't have bridges.
    But Louisiana Bayou and Smooth Rider and ABI are not 3 of them.
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    although there's no bridge or anything so I guess you can hate it if you want
    There's a bridge.
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    Old 08-13-2009, 12:41 AM   #17
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    although there's no bridge or anything so I guess you can hate it if you want
    It's just so bad that you don't notice it as such. It's the worst part of the song besides Boyd's mandolin playing.


    3:15 into this video it starts and makes me want to punch walls...

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bY7s-i1ZB6A

    P.S. I really like the melodic idea Boyd is playing, it's just the tone is TERRIBLE and it doesn't need to be so incessant. It needs to be milked and manipulated and needs to be spacier.
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    Re: Am I supposed to hate "Run While We Can?"

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    But Louisiana Bayou and Smooth Rider and ABI are not 3 of them.
    No, they are not. But an enormous chunk the Beatles catalogue is.
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    No, they are not. But an enormous chunk the Beatles catalogue is.
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    But Louisiana Bayou and Smooth Rider and ABI are not 3 of them.
    You are correct. Although, Louisian Bayou kinda has a bridge and it's actually about the only part of the song I like though they utterly and completely drop the ball on it in terms of how cool it could be. In fact, pretty much the bottom line in terms of assessing much of DMB's music this decade is that the ideas simply are not developed enough. Bayou has a lot going for it in the idea department. Unfortunately, it's development stopped there and the production only serves to accent how musically boring it is in its undeveloped state.
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    Re: Am I supposed to hate "Run While We Can?"

    The SBC soundcheck song, if indeed that is Break For It, is really cool IMO.
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    Re: Am I supposed to hate "Run While We Can?"

    to the op: funniest thing i've ever read on ants.

    seriously.

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    Re: Am I supposed to hate "Run While We Can?"

    i happen to be in the minority... fwiw
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    Re: Am I supposed to hate "Run While We Can?"

    youre supposed to hate it.

    Some reasons are:
    sounds like a Batson song
    Carter beat is too relaxed, i can't believe he's not giving 110% in a soundcheck
    lyrics
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    i like it though, not their best, but certainly not bad.
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    Re: Am I supposed to hate "Run While We Can?"

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    Yea they forgot Carter on the song though....
    it was never actually played
    carter could've been in the bathroom or eating or tuning up his kit... it was just soundchecked. maybe they hadn't worked out a drum part yet
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    Re: Am I supposed to hate "Run While We Can?"

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    are you guys kidding?

    it's the best thing this band has written since BTCS

    never heard it? zach r probably has it in his sig. or:
    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=uaZaRrvfeto


    seriously??




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    Yea they forgot Carter on the song though....

    can you say "Stand Up left-overs"??



    this song OOZES Stand Up. everything about it says "I came from the SU Era".
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    to the op: funniest thing i've ever read on ants.

    seriously.
    I figured that a certain more cynical demographic of Ants would appreciate the wording.
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    The SBC soundcheck song, if indeed that is Break For It, is really cool IMO.

    those are 2 different songs. and im not saying that just because this song sucks and SBC is great. they really are 2 different songs, but we dont know what happened to the SBC song.




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    youre supposed to hate it.

    Some reasons are:
    sounds like a Batson song
    Carter beat is too relaxed, i can't believe he's not giving 110% in a soundcheck
    lyrics
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    i like it though, not their best, but certainly not bad.

    theres a difference between not giving 110% and only needing one limb to play an entire song.
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    seriously??
    okay not quite. but top 10 of 2000s


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    can you say "Stand Up left-overs"??



    this song OOZES Stand Up. everything about it says "I came from the SU Era".
    i think it is much better than anything that appears on that record
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    Re: Am I supposed to hate "Run While We Can?"

    You should decide for urself whether or not you like it, dont let the fanbase decide for you. But FWIW, I think the majority here dont care for it. I liked it somewhat, though.
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