The Motion Makes Me Last (5:26)

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  • AmbientDowntemp

    There are two Coopers I like Matt and dale :D Dale is fictional

    5 Jan 2014 Reply
  • TRonanjr

    ...i'm a vessel between two places i've never been...

    5 Jan 2014 Reply
  • alix11

    oh, giving thanks.

    7 Feb 2013 Reply
  • westohn

    real pretty.

    6 Jun 2012 Reply
  • bodevanlot

    Sounds like John Cale, a bit. Pretty cool, different hearing his voice.

    27 May 2012 Reply
  • dewg0ng

    im a vessel between two places ive never been

    24 Apr 2012 Reply
  • nickvb

    If MRC wanted to have sex with me, I would gladly oblige. Just saying. [2]

    12 Nov 2011 Reply
  • yavenchik

    the vocals suit perfectly here

    22 Jun 2011 Reply
  • scarredforlyfe

    fucking. perfect.

    14 Dec 2010 Reply
  • cutedeadgal

    real pretty song.

    6 Dec 2010 Reply
  • Heliosphaner

    how i love that, addictive as whole ELuvium's music

    16 Nov 2010 Reply
  • banhmi666

    this and the first track are both so amazing, both musically and especially lyrically. especially lyrically. emphasis on that.

    14 Jun 2010 Reply
  • y00

    Stunning stuff.. and the video adds to it. Superb.

    18 May 2010 Reply
  • Lachlan_Willis

    I'm a converted hater. I think i didn't like the new album because it just seemed TOO different, but when you put aside his earlier work, songs like this stand up just as tall as anything he's done. The comparisons to Eno are definitely justified.

    1 May 2010 Reply
  • CircadianRhythm

    'Life is real only then when "I am"' is a work by a 20th century mystic, G. I. Gurdjieff, generally considered to be the most complete espousal of his ideas. The repetition of "I am" in the final line of the second verse both completes the title of Gurdjieff's work and allows for the addition of "I am surprised". Thus it possesses the potential for two subtly different ideas: either Cooper is suggesting that life is only real when he becomes truly self-aware (a key teaching of Gurdjieff) , and this surprises him, or that life is only real when he is surprised. Of course, it could also he is surprised by the realisation that life is only real when he is surprised, but then that'd just be ridiculous.

    9 Mar 2010 Reply
  • Heliosphaner

    stunning piece

    6 Mar 2010 Reply
  • jesst7

    this makes me cry. so beautiful

    27 Feb 2010 Reply
  • klieserber-08

    Ok, a couple of spots were iffy, but for the most part this is fairly accurate: // How does the motion make me last / I shuffle forward and (I'm or not) back / I can be questioning my thoughts / But not looking for what I lack / What is it that has my mind so hypnotized / When shapes are for looking at / And their colors create my mood / I'm a vessel between two places I've never been / To seek a further form of design / Creation as a pathogen / What's more than subtle in ___ ___ (these times?) / I know you're looking forward to them / What is it that has my mind so hypnotized / Evolving on a thought that you've half realized / Life is real only then when i am surprised (? tough line) / Shapes are for looking at / And their colors create my mood / I'm a vessel between two places I've never been. //

    1 Feb 2010 Reply
  • Shamusss

    Beautiful song.

    31 Jan 2010 Reply
  • darsysparks

    I absolutely adore this song and the vocals.

    28 Jan 2010 Reply
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