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PostSubject: Re: 'Howl' (general discussion)   Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:34 am

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"Like I waited on your call and made plans to share my name"

Just got that line. Wow. Makes the song even better. Seems to me its probably about the girl in Spirit of Jazz (the wife of his youth) which I've always thought is Anna given the repeated references to the 'cool'.

I think I'm missing something what exactly does that line mean?

Brian was planning on marrying her (share his name). Its the whole "a thief stole my heart while you were making up your mind" all over again =)
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PostSubject: Re: 'Howl' (general discussion)   Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:37 am

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OldManShoes3 wrote:
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"Like I waited on your call and made plans to share my name"

Just got that line. Wow. Makes the song even better. Seems to me its probably about the girl in Spirit of Jazz (the wife of his youth) which I've always thought is Anna given the repeated references to the 'cool'.

I think I'm missing something what exactly does that line mean?

Brian was planning on marrying her (share his name). Its the whole "a thief stole my heart while you were making up your mind" all over again =)

Ah gotcha that was pretty obvious. But yeah those two lines definitely seem connected, that's one of my favorites from HLAYK. This song was already a 10/10 for me but that just made it a little bit better.
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PostSubject: Re: 'Howl' (general discussion)   Fri Jul 27, 2012 12:41 am

OldManShoes3 wrote:
CluckyB wrote:
OldManShoes3 wrote:
CluckyB wrote:
"Like I waited on your call and made plans to share my name"

Just got that line. Wow. Makes the song even better. Seems to me its probably about the girl in Spirit of Jazz (the wife of his youth) which I've always thought is Anna given the repeated references to the 'cool'.

I think I'm missing something what exactly does that line mean?

Brian was planning on marrying her (share his name). Its the whole "a thief stole my heart while you were making up your mind" all over again =)

Ah gotcha that was pretty obvious. But yeah those two lines definitely seem connected, that's one of my favorites from HLAYK. This song was already a 10/10 for me but that just made it a little bit better.

Haha that's part of why Gaslight is such a special band. There are not a whole lot of other bands out there where you can already love a song and then discover another bit that makes you love it even more. And Gaslight has tons of those songs Smile
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PostSubject: Re: 'Howl' (general discussion)   Fri Jul 27, 2012 1:53 am

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has anybody else noticed that brian has got considerably fatter over the last four years?

Yes its especially noticeable if you watch him now and compare it to Hyde Park footage, too much time off from touring i think.

haha i was thinking just the opposite. life on the road is tough!

Ha, you can really tell in the footage from Old White Lincoln in the New York footage. He has a bit of a belly I must say. It is very noticeable when he does that weird spin with the mic. Haha

It's probably because he has enough money now to eat a proper meal! Haha, I look back at like the hyde park videos and i'm like "jeez he's almost sickly thin". He does have a bit of a belly like Chris said but I think he's lost a bit of it between like march and now.

He needs to hire Springsteen as a personal trainer so that he can do what Bruce is doing now um, now. Haha, Bruce would smoke him in a race which is not good considering Brian's half his age, but I can't talk because I'm a third of Bruce's age and he'd smoke me in a race too.

And to get back on topic. Howl is growing on me big time! It's quickly rising toward being one of my favorites on the album, which I didn't think it would. I loved Brian's hand moves at Webster Hall with this song, haha.

Brian needs to quit smoking... if he hasn't yet. I've heard that's bad for your health.

But, yes, it's quickly becoming my favorite too. Smile But, seriously...HOW CAN YOU PICK A FAVORITE??!!! haha

edit: Okay...you said favorites. So, maybe like top 5, or top 7?? Smile
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PostSubject: Re: 'Howl' (general discussion)   Fri Jul 27, 2012 1:27 pm

I think Brian should get back into boxing, he'll be back in shape in no time!

And to keep this on topic, Howl has been playing everyday for me since I got the album. I can't get enough Cool
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PostSubject: Re: 'Howl' (general discussion)   Fri Jul 27, 2012 9:45 pm

What is he saying in the spoken word part?
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PostSubject: Re: 'Howl' (general discussion)   Fri Jul 27, 2012 10:01 pm

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What is he saying in the spoken word part?

Sound of cars, rushed out rain in the boulevard, in this city by the sea that has always haunted me but belonged to somehow. Bless your waters and your doubts. Bless your waters. Bless your doubts.
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PostSubject: Re: 'Howl' (general discussion)   Fri Jul 27, 2012 11:43 pm

TGAforLIFE wrote:
StitchesOnTheRadio wrote:
saltandburn1967 wrote:
acousticbandit wrote:
Holland wrote:
sportshack wrote:
has anybody else noticed that brian has got considerably fatter over the last four years?

Yes its especially noticeable if you watch him now and compare it to Hyde Park footage, too much time off from touring i think.

haha i was thinking just the opposite. life on the road is tough!

Ha, you can really tell in the footage from Old White Lincoln in the New York footage. He has a bit of a belly I must say. It is very noticeable when he does that weird spin with the mic. Haha

It's probably because he has enough money now to eat a proper meal! Haha, I look back at like the hyde park videos and i'm like "jeez he's almost sickly thin". He does have a bit of a belly like Chris said but I think he's lost a bit of it between like march and now.

He needs to hire Springsteen as a personal trainer so that he can do what Bruce is doing now um, now. Haha, Bruce would smoke him in a race which is not good considering Brian's half his age, but I can't talk because I'm a third of Bruce's age and he'd smoke me in a race too.

And to get back on topic. Howl is growing on me big time! It's quickly rising toward being one of my favorites on the album, which I didn't think it would. I loved Brian's hand moves at Webster Hall with this song, haha.

Brian needs to quit smoking... if he hasn't yet. I've heard that's bad for your health.

But, yes, it's quickly becoming my favorite too. Smile But, seriously...HOW CAN YOU PICK A FAVORITE??!!! haha

edit: Okay...you said favorites. So, maybe like top 5, or top 7?? Smile

He hasn't quit. When I talked to him in Boston I told him I knew he could do it. Then I suggested replacing it with another habit. He looked horrified and said "cocaine?" and then smirked. He enjoys it too much. I don't think that habit is going anywhere anytime soon.

And I can't pick less than like 7 favorites either! Howl took awhile for me to like beyond just "it's all right" but I love it now and it's stuck in my head like every morning. I think Brian's hand moves and stuff during the Webster Hall show helped win me over. They amused me.


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PostSubject: Re: 'Howl' (general discussion)   Sat Jul 28, 2012 4:49 pm

This has become one of my all time favorite gaslight songs, can't get over how perfect it is.

That said, does anyone hear a similarity to Warbrain by Alk Trio?
Especially (in my mind at least) "Like you waited on his call" sounds like the "When we hit the ground running on empty" part of Warbrain. Just something I noticed.
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PostSubject: Re: 'Howl' (general discussion)   Fri Aug 03, 2012 8:44 am

This is def one of those songs that I'm not a fan of on the album but translates well live. Like most of American Slang. Not a fan of a lot of songs on there, but I do like them live. More of the magic of this band.
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PostSubject: Re: 'Howl' (general discussion)   Fri Aug 03, 2012 12:55 pm

charlesepting wrote:
This has become one of my all time favorite gaslight songs, can't get over how perfect it is.

That said, does anyone hear a similarity to Warbrain by Alk Trio?
Especially (in my mind at least) "Like you waited on his call" sounds like the "When we hit the ground running on empty" part of Warbrain. Just something I noticed.

Similar melody, sure.
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PostSubject: Re: 'Howl' (general discussion)   Tue Aug 21, 2012 6:37 pm

Can't wait to hear this live, still. After watching that video of it live at Webster hall -- well, I wish I was in that crowd.
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PostSubject: Re: 'Howl' (general discussion)   Tue Aug 21, 2012 7:46 pm

No one had posted this on this thread so I thought I'd chuck it up!
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=a8d2Z2ShcOA

15:30, so excited to hear them perform this at Leeds Festival this friday!
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PostSubject: Re: 'Howl' (general discussion)   Wed Nov 28, 2012 12:12 am

Does anyone have any idea what "Bless your waters, and your doubts" means?
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PostSubject: Re: 'Howl' (general discussion)   Fri Jun 27, 2014 3:51 pm

rem999 wrote:
Two years later and Howl is basically just remembered as filler.

I might be in the minority, but I really like Howl.
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PostSubject: Re: 'Howl' (general discussion)   Fri Jun 27, 2014 4:03 pm

Howl is an amazing song
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PostSubject: Re: 'Howl' (general discussion)   Fri Jun 27, 2014 4:11 pm

I used to skip over Howl but now that I've seen it played live a few times, I actually like it a bunch.
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PostSubject: Re: 'Howl' (general discussion)   Fri Jun 27, 2014 4:17 pm

I fucking love Howl. It's one of my favorite songs to crank in the car, it feels like a giant refreshing blast of wind during that second verse.

I'm thoroughly enjoying both RnT and Get Hurt. Get Hurt is winning but only slightly.
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PostSubject: Re: 'Howl' (general discussion)   Fri Jun 27, 2014 4:19 pm

What?! I love Howl and it makes me dance every time I hear it, no matter where I am...
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PostSubject: Re: 'Howl' (general discussion)   Fri Jun 27, 2014 4:20 pm

Howl is one of my favorite Gaslight songs. I've liked it since the first I heard it.
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PostSubject: Re: 'Howl' (general discussion)   Fri Jun 27, 2014 5:01 pm

rem999 wrote:
Two years later and Howl is basically just remembered as filler.

 Shocked 

Isn't that one of the unanimously loved songs off that album?

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PostSubject: Re: 'Howl' (general discussion)   Sat Jun 28, 2014 9:29 am

To call Howl "filler" is bizarre. Great song!

Haven't listened to Get Hurt for almost two days, time for another go I think! Blew me away first time.
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PostSubject: temp   Sun Jun 29, 2014 7:23 am

Add me to the growing list of folks surprised at that comment about Howl.

It's probably my second favourite track off Handwritten, after HCMM.
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PostSubject: Re: 'Howl' (general discussion)   Sun Jun 29, 2014 12:00 pm

Howl is one of the only tracks on Handwritten I can listen to regularly.
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PostSubject: Re: 'Howl' (general discussion)   Sun Jun 29, 2014 12:33 pm

Mike_Millburys_Shoe wrote:
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Two years later and Howl is basically just remembered as filler.

I might be in the minority, but I really like Howl.

I'd be willing to bet the person who posted that actually meant "Desire".
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