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Name That Song, Round 10,872
November 29, 2010 10:48 PM   Subscribe

NameThatTuneFilter: heard a song earlier tonight while trying on shirts at Nordstrom Rack. Meant to Google the lyrics. Promptly forgot. Am now heartbroken.

From what I remember...

- Song had a Pete Yorn-ish sound/feel, but a little more "mainstream" sounding. Single male vocalist, guitars, alt-rock-esque - neither too heavy nor fancy, but awfully catchy.
- The tone was sorta defiant/regretful.
- The only lyrics snippets I remember - and am probably MISremembering - are "change is good" repeated a few times, and the main chorus/theme (repeated a bunch of times)... something like "I'm not gonna/won't/can't fit/slip/change into the mold/something you've got/made for me". I am PRETTY sure the world "darling" or "darlin'" was used at one point. TERRIBLY DESCRIPTIVE, I KNOW.

First person to Name That Tune and soothe my poor brain gets a cookie.
posted by julthumbscrew to Media & Arts (8 answers total) 2 users marked this as a favorite
 
Albert Hammond Jr - In Transit?
posted by Threeway Handshake at 11:07 PM on November 29, 2010


is it Sense Field - I Refuse?
posted by KogeLiz at 11:14 PM on November 29, 2010


Maybe it's just the one by me, but the Nordstrom Rack I frequent is always playing the same mix on repeat. If there's some kind of Nordstrom Rack official mix tape, maybe you can search for that. It would have Put Your Records On and that lucky-I'm-in-love-with-my-best-friend song.
posted by phunniemee at 11:32 PM on November 29, 2010


If it helps,. they were playing the Eclipse Vampire movie soundtrack thing in the store I was in a couple of months ago.
posted by KogeLiz at 11:37 PM on November 29, 2010


Kind of reminds me of the Verve's Bittersweet Symphony.
posted by fshgrl at 11:57 PM on November 29, 2010


It's not Bittersweet Symphony - no darlings in there.
posted by mippy at 1:39 AM on November 30, 2010


I can't link on this phone, but I'd bet it was Pick Up The Change by Wilco from their album A.M.

If it's just your heart talking, I don't mind
If you wanna call me, darling that's just fine, that's just fine
But if it's your mind that's wandering, it'll fall in line
When I kiss your cheek, dear, everytime, everytime

We used to have a lotta things in common,
But you know now we're just the same
You always had more than I really wanted
Aw honey, help me,
Aw honey, help me pick up the change

If it's just your heart talking, I'll listen everytime
Dear, you can talk my ear off, anytime, anytime
But if my mind starts wandering, it won't be gone long
Whenever I hear your heart talking, it's a song, it's a song

We used to have a lotta things in common,
But you know now we're just the same
You always had more than I really wanted
Aw honey, help me,
Come on honey, help me pick up,
Aw honey, help me pick up the change
posted by Ironmouth at 3:17 AM on November 30, 2010


KogeLiz - you win not only best answer and a cookie, but a huge grin from me - Sense Field is one of Boyfriend-Thumbscrew's favorite bands, and they always remind me of falling in love with him (post-divorce but pre-me, he used to listen to "Save Yourself" obsessively, which I find almost painfully endearing). Thanks for making my day!
posted by julthumbscrew at 6:52 AM on November 30, 2010


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