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New Order — Waiting For The Sirens' Call
Album: Waiting For The Sirens' Call
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6.7

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Released: 2005
Length: 5:32
Plays (last 30 days): 1
What does this ship bring to me
Far across the restless sea
Waiting for the sirens' call
I've never seen it here before

There she plies a lonely trade
Cutting through the breaking waves
Drifting slowly from her course
She is lost forever more

We all want some kind of love
But sometimes it's not enough
To the wall and through the door
With a stranger on the shore

I won't desert you
I don't know what to say
I really hurt you
I nearly gave it all away

I've got it all wrong
Cause you were not the wrong one
And I don't know where to turn when you're gone
When you're gone

Gotta catch the midnight train
First to Paris then to Spain
Travel with a document
All across the continent

City life is flying by
The wheels are turning all the while
Get on board we can't be late
Our destination cannot wait

All the stars and all the worlds
Filling up this universe
Could never be as close as us
Will never shine as bright on us

I won't desert you
I don't know what to say
I really hurt you
I nearly gave it all away

I've got it all wrong
Cause you were not the wrong one
And I don't know where to turn when you're gone
When you're gone

I won't desert you
I don't know what to say
I really hurt you
I nearly gave it all away

I've got it all wrong
Cause you were not the wrong one
And I don't know where to turn when you're gone

How many times must I lose my way, hey
How many words do I have to say, hey
What can I do just to make you see
That you're so good for a man like
A man like me
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En attendant le chant des sirènes, j'écoute RP 
rate 8 for this song ^^
 
 KurtfromLaQuinta wrote:

I like a lot of them... but this is a great poppy number.
 

Yes!  Terrific pop song.
This is like eating fast food, you don't want to do it very often but when you do it's not that bad!
 grant wrote:
One of my favorite New Order songs.

 
I like a lot of them... but this is a great poppy number.
 Shines like teen spirit and bioluminescence.
Love it. But it makes me wonder, what would Ian Curtis have thought about this?
 grant wrote:
One of my favorite New Order songs.

 
 

 
And it takes a lot to hold court with their older stuff.
Yet another New Order rip off
Wait a minute, this is New Order.
Nevermind. 
Thought I knew all their stuff but perhaps should reword that to I already knew all of their stuff I wanted to know.  Pretty bland from a band with such cred.

Ps thanks for the tip coloradojohn I never knew dinosaurs were wifi enabled.  I'll be having a word next time I'm at the natural history museum.
 
One of my favorite New Order songs.
Very nice!
Great! and great memories!  This and Dakota by Stereophonics were all over the only radio station I could pull in from my rented farmhouse in the Amiata region of Tuscany the winter and spring of '05...every day and night, this song played (and the other; thus they are eternally and favorably linked in my mind), a couple of times, the whole three months I was there...never got sick of it.  It was an FM station out of Roma that only came in sometimes, and thankfully, often just when I was tired of my own iTunes collection.  There was no Wi-Fi in that whole area so no RP; in fact, the only Internet access was a beat-up dinosaur in the often closed (and always freezing!) 'community room' next to a vintage 70s foosball table in the 500 year-old Santa Fiora town office building; yes it was a gorgeous and medieval-type remote and disconnected place but songs like this one made it feel less so in ways and times that really seemed to matter. There are some things that only music can do, connect, and forever link up to. Thanks for the memories, New Order, Italia, and RP!
They're at the Coachella this weekend... one of the reasons I wish I could drive the 3 miles and go see them.
Fighting the sweating crowd... not so much.
 Cynaera wrote:
Despite the negative criticism, this song makes me dance.  Guess I'm too simple-minded for the very elite and erudite musical geniuses here.

Or, to quote Nikita, "I like Froot Loops." {#Lol}
 

We be dancing...  miss you so much, Cynaera...
 
Happy little tune...I like it
Didn't know there was any newer than 1990's. but I was thinking how awesome this sone was and then read new order...not any that I had heard and I'm a fan...super treat.
First time I've heard this tune, and maybe even the band. More musical education a la Bill and RP. Nice song. 2005? It has quite the 80s feel. Reminds me of a slew of bands.  I like it. Mellow, danceable, upbeat, kind of happy but wistful too. One of my kind of tunes. 
Perfect
I find that there's something essentially sweet in the musical arc of New Order. We who live have all grown older. Some kicking and screaming and some with grace. While those who fell, like Ian Curtis, never lived to see their children become smarter and smugger.

Embrace it, the alternative is more grim. 
 fredriley wrote:
I used to really like New Order, back in the 80s when Blue Monday was the biggest ever selling indie single in the UK, and technically their 90s stuff was pretty good (I bought at least two CDs) but what really gets my goat these days is the sheer bourgeois smugness and complacency in the lyrics, which are often irritatingly patronising. They've gone from fast-living rockers (if they ever were) to menopausal men, and their songs are now preachy rather than edgy. I know, they're a great dance/techno band and the lyrics are often not worth bothering with, but I can't help but listen to them and think: you smug f*ckin' bar steward. Is this just me?

Oh, and the singer is seriously sh1te live - I've seen footage of a couple of open air gigs they've done (Glastonbury once, I think) and yer man's voice was weak and out of tune.

I've now ditched my recent CDs of them and instead enjoy sounds from their zenith, when they had edge and attitude and were innovative.
 



Sounds like you're working through some real personal sh*t with these guys, Fred. No one's gonna criticise you for liking most, but not all of their music. They were truly great once, and they're not anymore. Somehow we'll all have to find the strength to soldier on.
About time someone played this sh*t!  Cause it's awesome!!!  SERious yo!
They still got it. 

there is such SPARK in this album...{#Dance}


 Cynaera wrote:
Or, to quote Nikita, "I like Froot Loops." {#Lol}
 
I too like Froot Loops.  This song isn't too bad either.

 Cynaera wrote:
Despite the negative criticism, this song makes me dance.  Guess I'm too simple-minded for the very elite and erudite musical geniuses here.

Or, to quote Nikita, "I like Froot Loops." {#Lol}
 

{#Yes}
Despite the negative criticism, this song makes me dance.  Guess I'm too simple-minded for the very elite and erudite musical geniuses here.

Or, to quote Nikita, "I like Froot Loops." {#Lol}
I used to really like New Order, back in the 80s when Blue Monday was the biggest ever selling indie single in the UK, and technically their 90s stuff was pretty good (I bought at least two CDs) but what really gets my goat these days is the sheer bourgeois smugness and complacency in the lyrics, which are often irritatingly patronising. They've gone from fast-living rockers (if they ever were) to menopausal men, and their songs are now preachy rather than edgy. I know, they're a great dance/techno band and the lyrics are often not worth bothering with, but I can't help but listen to them and think: you smug f*ckin' bar steward. Is this just me?

Oh, and the singer is seriously sh1te live - I've seen footage of a couple of open air gigs they've done (Glastonbury once, I think) and yer man's voice was weak and out of tune.

I've now ditched my recent CDs of them and instead enjoy sounds from their zenith, when they had edge and attitude and were innovative.
A good driving song
 chyk5 wrote:
Hearing this makes me really miss their older work. This is pretty bland.
 
yeah it's kind of like an old New Order smoothie - various tasty bits, pureed

Hearing this makes me really miss their older work. This is pretty bland.
pinky pinky plonky plonk, da de de dum dum, I love a bit of New Order me do, rock on...

Maybe you should see a gastroenterologist for that affliction...

As for me, New Order makes me {#Dancingbanana}

 

 stewliscious wrote:

New Order makes me want to blow large juicy painful chunks.
 


Wake up call!. The best song in the world at this exact moment in time.
 Ag3nt0rang3 wrote:
Ah, but in this image, the Siren has already called, and you've already fallen for it.
 
If that particular Siren had called me, I would have been there five minutes ago.
New Order makes me want to blow large juicy painful chunks.
MojoJojo wrote:
Not that image. Quite uninspired. Something more like this...
Ah, but in this image, the Siren has already called, and you've already fallen for it.
gernick wrote:
new order are fantastic. this song is lovely (although very much new order by numbers) but bitching about that is like saying fantastic gets boring. for a guy whose lyrics are his achilles heel (and leg, back and shoulder) he still knows how to convey something through his delivery. NEW ORDER RULE :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy:
Yes, but unfortunately it appears they have broken up for good....
Ag3nt0rang3 wrote:
What, you don't think an image of ships moored to the dock is appropriate for an album called "Waiting for the Sirens' Call"? You don't think they're talking about police sirens, do you?
Not that image. Quite uninspired. Something more like this...
MojoJojo wrote:
One New Order dood to another New Order dood: "Hey, what image should we use for the album cover?". "I dunno, just grab the first image off your hard drive. Who cares?"
What, you don't think an image of ships moored to the dock is appropriate for an album called "Waiting for the Sirens' Call"? You don't think they're talking about police sirens, do you?
new order are fantastic. this song is lovely (although very much new order by numbers) but bitching about that is like saying fantastic gets boring. for a guy whose lyrics are his achilles heel (and leg, back and shoulder) he still knows how to convey something through his delivery. NEW ORDER RULE :notworthy: :notworthy: :notworthy:
8. High rating to encourage more New Order. :sunny:
This song is almost perfect, IMHO
reindeer wrote:
I LOVE the New Order. Thanks, Bill, for brightening up my day. :D
:yes: :cheers: Love that unique guitar sound, especially.
I LOVE the New Order. Thanks, Bill, for brightening up my day. :D I don't what album cover goes here... d0Od!
One New Order dood to another New Order dood: "Hey, what image should we use for the album cover?". "I dunno, just grab the first image off your hard drive. Who cares?"
I love this song!!! IMHO A remarkable one of this decade
MCKY wrote:
a great pop song from a great pop band
...and they know how to use apostrophes. Perfect!
Agreed. This is a great tune
This is excellent.
I passed on this New Order album when it was first released, but I am changing my mind after hearing this song. The ability to write perfect pop songs is still going strong. :dance:
McMusic.
nick_valensi wrote:
brilliant segue!
digging it
brilliant segue!
I don't know what's happened inside me when I hear bernard's voice and his chorus guitar...but put a smile on my face and the rithm on my feet :dancingbanana:
AphidA wrote:
This so totally sucks EDIT: Wow. Was accidentally listening to another station. Wierd. This didn't sound like New Order.
If willb must needs quote poor AphidA, would he please do so along with the all-important EDIT that she added later?!!?
AphidA wrote:
This so totally sucks I have to agree. I really love New Orders work, but their stuff recently has sucked completely off the meter.
The photo on the cover really does my heart good. Can just ignore the lyrics and listen to the sound of singing and great instrumentation and pretend I am visiting in Hong Kong with my mother again instead of being here in my current life. Thank you so much. This is like a heartsplint. Love the guitar! :whistle: :dance: :wave: :crown: :music:
This so totally sucks EDIT: Wow. Was accidentally listening to another station. Wierd. This didn't sound like New Order.
This song gives me restless legs syndrome. :bananasplit:
I love to feel the rain in the summertime I love to feel the rain on my face ...
After Joy Division.... "The Best" !!!!!!!!!!!! :boohoo: :clap: :dance: :drunk:
Argh... This is one of the worst songs on the album along with "Krafty"... I just don't like the whole simplistic trippy happy rock sound.
:roflol:
Pop music at its best. No, the music doesn't break any new grounds, Bernard Sumner still can't sing and the lyrics are almost childishly simplistic. Still, it all makes for a great, uplifting listen. Junk food for thought.
a great pop song from a great pop band
This song isn't bad. But it is a little tame and you can tell the band has completely mellowed. Not that there is anything wrong with that.
Bocephus wrote:
Clever...Joy Division into NO....still don't like this song though. How about Everything's Gone Green or even Blue Monday?
I disagree. Nice job Bill! New Order tracks should always have Joy Division songs precede them!!!
Shaken_Bake wrote:
Is this still the lead singer (I can't remember his name) from the 80s? The songs, the rhythm, are still exactly the same - I knew immediately who this was, but the voice is slightly different.
It's Bernard Sumner :bounce: :guitarist: :music:
ahh, this is the real NO... not like that other song off this album I heard last night. This album might be worth checking out after all
smokinsean wrote:
...this is good new order...still far stare whatever happened to... song... S.
couldn't have said it better myself
...this is good new order...still far stare whatever happened to... song... S.
Is this still the lead singer (I can't remember his name) from the 80s? The songs, the rhythm, are still exactly the same - I knew immediately who this was, but the voice is slightly different.
Clever...Joy Division into NO....still don't like this song though. How about Everything's Gone Green or even Blue Monday?
Their latest effort doesn't come close to matching Get Ready overall, though I might give this song a few more listens.
The light guitar at the end evokes a little more of the Electronic sound than "traditional" New Order, though I don't hear as much of it through the rest of the track. I'll have to stop by the shop on the way home and pick up a copy, this is good stuff.
Doesn't seem that bad to me...
Is it over yet?