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Queens of the Stone Age — I Sat By The Ocean
Album: Like Clockwork
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7.3

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Total ratings: 1796









Released: 2013
Length: 3:53
Plays (last 30 days): 2
I sat by the ocean and drank a potion, baby to erase you.
Face down in the Boulevard, yet I couldn't face you.
There ain't no use in crying. It doesn't change anything,
So baby what good does it do?
Your friends, they all sympathize.
Maybe, I don't need them too.

Imagine I'd be your one and only
Instead I'm the lonely one

You, me and a lie.
Silence is closer.
We're passing ships in the night.

There's nowhere to run away.
Said,
"Boy if you want love, you'll have to go and find it with someone new."
"Do you know who you really are? Are you sure it's really you?"
Lies are a funny thing.
They slip through your fingertips because they never happened to you.
Time wounds all the heals as we fade out of view.

Imagine I'd be your one and only
Instead I'm the lonely one

You, me and a lie.
Silence is closer.
We're passing ships in the night.

You, me and a lie.
Silence is closer.
We're passing ships in the night.

Into the night,
Left with nowhere to hide.

Closer and closer.
We're crashing ships in the night
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My favorite album of the 21st century so far. 
Bill! Play more QOTSA! Especially off of Villans.

Nice to hear stuff like this here within the mix of everything else.
Another 9 to 10 for Lockdown Times.
Favourite album
Great, tasty groove, โ€“these guys know how to bring it!
It took me sum time to warm up to this....But I like sum strange every now & then & this is that.
One of those bands (like Death Cab for Cutie) whose name confounds me when presented with what I imagine I'll hear versus their actual music. This one also keeps having me expect them to break into Bowie's 'New Killer Star' - near identical guitar riff.
Hey, it's my divorce song!  10+++

Heute ist das Programm sehr Gut (bis jetzt)
love this album. such a shame Mars Volta kicked out Jon from the band. But he did a great favor to QOTSA \m/
From a 5 to an 8.  It's just hitting me. {#Bananajam}
Lenny Who?
 
 Synth80s wrote:

Is this a sneaky Dance Fever reference? All hail Deney Terrio! ๐Ÿ™‚

 
No, American Bandstand.
The entire album is really pretty good.  I paid ~$50 for the double album  45 speed vinyl set and have not regretted it.  Industry pundits all gave it good review as well.

Here is a funky official video of "If I only had a tail"  from the same album.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RjYZToXuJaM

 
 Propayne wrote:
It rocks and swings - it's gotta good beat, you can dance to it.
 
Is this a sneaky Dance Fever reference? All hail Deney Terrio! ๐Ÿ™‚
 blueheronobx wrote:
This is one of those tunes that seems to remind me of another tune and another time, but damned if I can remember what or when. College radio in the late 80s comes to mind though. All in all not a bad song from the southern California desert.
 
I just got online, tuned in here, and it momentarily sounded like - 'HOLD ON LOOSELY' by .38 SPECIAL to me. {#Exclaim}


This is one of those tunes that seems to remind me of another tune and another time, but damned if I can remember what or when. College radio in the late 80s comes to mind though. All in all not a bad song from the southern California desert.

Pop music that rocks, or rock'n roll that pops. Definitely what I like!{#Bananajam}
 Baby_M wrote:
I like the Billy Squier guitar track, but the rest of it kinda leaves me flat.

 
that's it...Billy Squier.  thanks, that was going to bother me all night.  It reminds me of college. 
I just saw most of this outfit with Iggy Pop.  It was a rock'n show to say the least. {#Cheers}
It rocks and swings - it's gotta good beat, you can dance to it.
I have a friend who plays me these guys sometimes and he plays me stuff that really rocks.  I think it goes without saying he does not play this.
 On_The_Beach wrote:
Foghat called; they want their sound back.
Wait, this just in; they said you can keep it.

 
Hah great comment. {#Smile}  But I love this album.  

I especially like Van Leeuwen on the Jazz Master on this live performance on Letterman

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=vIFCoYjTO8M



I was too generous when rated it with 3... {#Ask}
It slinks and it grooves...
 nigelStHubbins wrote:
I really like this quite a bit — edgy but very listenable.  (Thinking they would not like that comment too much.)  Probably the best cut on this album.

 
Edgy AND very listenable!! Outstanding. And RP's segue to "Rock & Roll Woman" — brilliant!!
I really like this quite a bit — edgy but very listenable.  (Thinking they would not like that comment too much.)  Probably the best cut on this album.
why is my PSD option not working?
I have been listening to this nonstop since I first heard it here a few weeks ago. Thank you Bill!! 
 Andy_B wrote:
Reading the comments good and bad,...and my foot is tapping away and I'm boogieing as best I can in this chair.  Great, full-sounding arrangement.  An 8 for me.  

 
I'm right there with you!
Reading the comments good and bad,...and my foot is tapping away and I'm boogieing as best I can in this chair.  Great, full-sounding arrangement.  An 8 for me.  
Darn, sure wish I could figure out a play-on-demand type-a dealio here, this song always gets me in the mood to do some work around here.
 On_The_Beach wrote:
Foghat called; they want their sound back.
Wait, this just in; they said you can keep it.

 
That is too funny!  But the song still rocks!
Foghat called; they want their sound back.
Wait, this just in; they said you can keep it.
Some of these chord changes sound like Blur to me, from a little while back
That's because we're uncool. And while women will always be a problem for us, most of the great art in the world is about that very same problem. Good-looking people don't have any spine. Their art never lasts. They get the girls, but we're smarter.  Yeah, great art is about conflict and pain and guilt and longing and love disguised as sex, and sex disguised as love...
Oh hell yeah!
can't believe I had never heard this before - kicked my a**. great job Bill.
Love this song,,,,,and these guys.
Keep the upbeat vibe going Bill - helping me get the job done….
 oldfart48 wrote:
incredibly shrill, and annoying.....
 True, but all of us are from time to time. Great song, eh?
QOTSA headlining Leeds festival Aug 23 (Arctic Monkeys on the 24th)
 rtwingo wrote:
Feel good album of the summer.

  feel the good hit of the summer!


Saw them on ACL recently..... they ROCK and I really like their sound.  It seemed at times like the Cure meets Metallica.  Different in a good way.
Can't put my finger on why, but I'm liking this just now.
Not one of their better tunes in my view
 oldfart48 wrote:
incredibly shrill, and annoying.....

 
"Shrill".  You are a riot.  Did you learn that in the Cupertino pen?  Lol
love these guys. nice to hear on r.p.!
Instant like.  Look forward to more from this album.
 oldfart48 wrote:
incredibly shrill, and annoying.....

 
Interesting.....I have a pretty low tolerance for things shrill and annoying, yet I don't find this to be either.
I am enjoying this song at this point in my life.....
You could drop this song into the movie Dazed and Confused and it would fit perfectly!
Rocks!!
No, not really - this just isn't that special.  Meh.
 oldfart48 wrote:
incredibly shrill, and annoying.....

 
Gotta agree.  Don't care for this song.  
Nice riffs..
8->9. I'm very happy when I hear the first bars. <Edit> Such a wonderfully crunchy riff.
A solid 7 from the get go. Nice.
incredibly shrill, and annoying.....
Feel good album of the summer.
YEAH, baby, yeah! All kinds of things going on here. I worship that gnashing Cars/ Smithereens-style guitar that cuts through the shimmering shell of drumbeats, and whoah I really dig how they blend the vocals, and the whole thing swings, soars and ROCKS
I'll have to echo the 70's vibe sentiment that's been established in the comments here.  When I first heard it playing, I thought it was an old Fleetwood Mac song that I had never heard before.  I like it!

I like it!   It has a  70's  Feel!


I like this but it's messy...all over the place
 
Tasty!
That's some solid stuff right there.
I echo these sentiments.

 
d48m02h1918 wrote:
Oh yes!!  QOTSA on Radio Paradise!!  {#Cheers}

 


..def channeling the 70s (speaking of the Stone Age)..in the best of ways..ready 7, just for starters..
I like the Billy Squier guitar track, but the rest of it kinda leaves me flat.
{#Dancingbanana_2}  YES YES YES!! I was wondering when RP would start playing some of the cuts from this phenomenal album.
like it ! {#Dancingbanana_2}
fun tune, ballsy-perky
Oh yes!!  QOTSA on Radio Paradise!!  {#Cheers}

(I could be first!!)