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Michael Kiwanuka — Love & Hate
Album: Love & Hate
Avg rating:
7.7

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Total ratings: 1600









Released: 2016
Length: 6:56
Plays (last 30 days): 6
Standing now
Calling all the people here to see the show
Calling for my demons now to let me go
I need something, give me something wonderful

I believe
She won't take me somewhere I'm not supposed to be
You can't steal the things that God has given me
No more pain and no more shame and misery

You can't take me down
You can't break me down
You can't take me down

You can't take me down
You can't break me down
You can't take me down

Love and hate
How much more are we supposed to tolerate
Can't you see there's more to me than my mistakes
Sometimes I get this feeling - makes me hesitate

I believe
She won't take me somewhere I'm not supposed to be
You can't steal the things that God has given me
No more pain and no more shame and misery

You can't take me down
You can't break me down
You can't take me down

You can't break me down
You can't take me down
You can't break me down

I can see a place of trouble
And I'm on the verge
For the love of everybody
I need something more

Now I feel some days of trouble
I'm in the house of war
For the love of everybody
Look behind the wall

Standing now
Calling all the people here to see the show
Calling for my demons now to let me go
I need something, give me something wonderful
Comments (50)add comment
 RabbitEars wrote:
I just watched Big Little Lies on HBO this past week or two... this is the theme song for the title sequence. Kind of a bummer 'cause I find this song really impressive, and the series is really good, but I don't like them being associated with each other. The imagery of the show now comes to mind when I hear this. 
 
Actually the song they used was Cold Little Heart from this same album. A really great album. I don't begrudge either for their association- it helped expose this album, and the show had tons of great music in it. Special props to Martha Wainwright's Bloody Motherfucking Asshole!
I just watched Big Little Lies on HBO this past week or two... this is the theme song for the title sequence. Kind of a bummer 'cause I find this song really impressive, and the series is really good, but I don't like them being associated with each other. The imagery of the show now comes to mind when I hear this. 
Plays (last 30 days):
Main Mix - 7
Thanks RP;  another great find.......
Excruciating.
Ok on first listen, but wow... so down and sad. Thanks for the "Skip" button.
 Pilsenaaa wrote:
Joe Cocker would do this song great  too
 
You'll be lucky...
 Jelani wrote:
 dieter_from_kiel wrote:
Without that monotonous annoying background singers it could probably sound quite nice. That ruined it for me. -> 4
  Posted 9 months ago by Jelani: I'd like this much better if not for the incessant monotonous chorus... 5
 
I think the repetitive chorus lends a kind of a semi -gregorian chant trance. Possibly this was a feature, not a flaw.


yowsa, talk about over produced and over engineered, the version on YT is better imho...


 Piranga wrote:
The Bomp bada bompa drove me nuts by the end of the song.
 
Sorry,  after a good few listens,  I couldn't agree more.
Best regards from Austria :-) I've been hearing your sender for 10 years and I am still discovering your sender! Keep up the good work and it's a relief to hear this and not all of the compromise rubbish we have here on a transmitter! Lg Best Greets from Austria :-) 
 dieter_from_kiel wrote:
Without that monotonous annoying background singers it could probably sound quite nice. That ruined it for me. -> 4
  Posted 9 months ago by Jelani: I'd like this much better if not for the incessant monotonous chorus... 5
 ImaOldman wrote:
Nice tune by a Muswell Hillbilly!
 

Can you have a hillbilly from the inner city? ;-)

Nice song. He reminds me a little of Rag and Bone Man.
Without that monotonous annoying background singers it could probably sound quite nice. That ruined it for me. -> 4
Four months to the day today since the Atlanta show we saw. Everything now is different, in a hundred ways. I wish for that time before back. Sad days. The future is unwritten.
Last time I heard this one I thought, Wow.. I didn't have time to look up who it was.. most excellent.. There's so much music that I would never have heard if it wasn't for RP.. 
GEORGE FLOYD RIP NEVER FORGET
 DaidyBoy wrote:
Not having heard this before, I love this from the start.  Instant 7 straight from the box, and probably a climber.
 

Couldn't agree more. 
 passsion8 wrote:
Nice hook, but c'mon...."Ba Ba Badadada". x 200!!
 
Sometimes that just works. Like here.
Great groove, but the repetitive vocal riff just kills the vibe after while, surprised that made it through the mixing process...
Nice hook, but c'mon...."Ba Ba Badadada". x 200!!
Joe Cocker would do this song great  too
Here, here! Initially 7, today 8.


 DaidyBoy wrote:
Not having heard this before, I love this from the start.  Instant 7 straight from the box, and probably a climber.
 

This Dangermouse production person ought to change their name to Onetrickmouse.
 jkforde wrote:
bloody hell, the production on this is bad
 I think it's supposed to sound like that. 

The background singers sound like they are saying "Not Like Everyone Else" as an echo of the previously played Kinks song. And this guy is from Muswell Hill, as we're the Kinks. Brilliant Bill!
Now it's stopped I feel better
I'm so bored with this already.
What a great set of music. Kiitos, Bill! ("Thanks" in Finnish.)
 TotalHip wrote:
Very satisfying. My second MK submission to get added. Very much hoping a USA tour will be forthcoming.
 
Nicely done.  Thank you.  Bought the CD and quite like it. 
Is this Moby's Extreme Ways slowed down by a quarter? 🤔
ba ba barabajagal...
 jkforde wrote:
bloody hell, the production on this is bad
 
I think it is pretty good and gave it a 8
Between this song and Cold Little Heart, might just have to spring for the album.
 kcar wrote:
Wow, I thought this was something from back in the day like a Procol Harum deep track. 

Quite cool. I start with 8. 
 

Yup.  Liking this right out of the gate.  8.  
bloody hell, the production on this is bad
I'd like this much better if not for the incessant monotonous chorus...
Instant like
i had to check out his other material after hearing this on RP
it's well worth it.
8
Wow, I thought this was something from back in the day like a Procol Harum deep track. 

Quite cool. I start with 8. 
The Bomp bada bompa drove me nuts by the end of the song.
I love the guitar work towards the end of the song.  All around great artist and exceptional track!
Every once in a while I am moved to check to see when an artist is coming to my area, this is one of those times.
Nice tune by a Muswell Hillbilly!
Bomp bada bompa etc. etc. ........
Quite likeable on first listen. 7
Very satisfying. My second MK submission to get added. Very much hoping a USA tour will be forthcoming.
Not having heard this before, I love this from the start.  Instant 7 straight from the box, and probably a climber.