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 Post subject: Oh wise PPK: Help Me Figure Out This Song!
PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:24 am 
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Okay, this is probably the most annoying post I will ever make but I am desperate! This song has been stuck in my head for two weeks now but I don't know who it's by or what it's called or enough lyrics to figure either of those pieces out (I know!).

Here is what I do know: I've heard it twice recently in stores (a Starbucks and an artsy boutique) which makes me think it's either new or old but popular amongst hipsters. It's sort of a folk-rock finger picking jam, by probably a dude (or more than one) but possibly a lady. It may have a father-son theme. The only words I know come at maybe the end of the bridge and are "something something across the waterrr".

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 Post subject: Re: Oh wise PPK: Help Me Figure Out This Song!
PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 12:47 am 
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Ask 'em, ye daftie! I swear to scrod, if you don't I will phone every Bux in the Vancouver area.

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 Post subject: Re: Oh wise PPK: Help Me Figure Out This Song!
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Suzanne by Leonard Cohen?

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Ask 'em, ye daftie! I swear to scrod, if you don't I will phone every Bux in the Vancouver area.

Usually I do but both times it wasn't possible (in a rush at Starbucks I don't remember at the other place).

Maybe I should just go hang out in Starbucks all day every day until I hear it again.

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Suzanne by Leonard Cohen?

I'm afraid to look the song up for fear it'll get stuck in my head like it has for j-dub.

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 Post subject: Re: Oh wise PPK: Help Me Figure Out This Song!
PostPosted: Wed Jan 23, 2013 1:33 am 
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It is definitely not Suzanne though it is both lovely and fits the requirements eerily well.

My mom thought it might be Kansas but she is notoriously bad at this kind of thing and I'm pretty much 100% sure she is wrong.

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iron and wine, wade across the water? they are folksy finger-picky style...


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Madman across the water?


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Madman across the water?

the elton version is keyboards, unless there is a new cover of it?


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Here is the music that Starbucks is promoting right now: http://www.starbucks.com/coffeehouse/entertainment

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You should post a video of you humming the melody, so we could try to go by that.

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The Avett Brothers? The Decemberists? They both fit the description of the music, but I can't think of a particular song right now.

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 Post subject: Re: Oh wise PPK: Help Me Figure Out This Song!
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The Civil Wars - Barton Hollow? Try that one out, I think that might be it. There is talk of water.


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I still say it's Suzanne.

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 Post subject: Re: Oh wise PPK: Help Me Figure Out This Song!
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Any chance it's this one? It doesn't quite meet your criteria, but it's been stuck in my head for weeks and it's vaguely water-ish and definitely hipster.


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 Post subject: Re: Oh wise PPK: Help Me Figure Out This Song!
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Vantine wrote:
Here is the music that Starbucks is promoting right now: http://www.starbucks.com/coffeehouse/entertainment

This was the first place I looked!

It's definitely not Suzanne, it's not Madman Across the Water, it's not the Avett Brothers or the Decemberists, it's not Of Monsters and Men (though that is a song that is frequently in my head), it's not Barton Hollow.

We're getting closer, guys! Only 1 million more songs to go through.

Edit: and I would hum it if I knew it well enough to hum but I don't!

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I loves me some Civil War and Of Monsters and Men in the morning. I have no idea what the song could be but will continue to watch this thread just to see what other awesome guesses get posted.

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 Post subject: Re: Oh wise PPK: Help Me Figure Out This Song!
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I am also intrigued. I wish I could help! I found this song, but I can't find anywhere to listen to the whole thing/I don't know if it has instrumentation.

http://www.amazon.com/Lights-Across-the-Water/dp/B005KJCPP4

http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/thesweetlowdown

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Try this:
http://www.bored.com/songtapper/


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The Helio Sequence - Blood Bleeds ?

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Nope and nope.

And apparently listening to all these songs it COULD be has drummed it out of my head so I can't even do that tapping thing.

Now I just feel lost.

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I don't think this is the answer you're looking for as it's not really folksy, but your post got Across the Water by X-Wife stuck in my head.



'something something across the waaater!'

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FootFace wrote:
Suzanne by Leonard Cohen?


I have no idea what the mystery song could be, but I just thought I'd be unhelpful by saying that this is one of my favourite songs, on what is perhaps the best album ever. So, if anyone doesn't have Suzanne stuck in their heads, they should probably work on that.

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 Post subject: Re: Oh wise PPK: Help Me Figure Out This Song!
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i have no idea what you actually heard, but i'm having some pretty intense daydreams about will oldham covering "broken arrow."

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 Post subject: Re: Oh wise PPK: Help Me Figure Out This Song!
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Come on PPK. I really want someone to figure this out. I don't know why I feel so invested but I do.

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