Does context matter, or is a word always out of bounds? But that phrase haunts us at The Current. I'm gonna need someone to help me I'm gonna need somebody's hand I'm gonna need someone to hold me down I'm gonna need someone to care I'm gonna writhe and shake my body I'll start pulling out my hair I'm going to cover myself with the ashes of you And nobody's gonna give a damn Son of a bitch Give me a drink One more night This can't be me Son of a bitch If I can't get clean I'm gonna drink my life away Whoa, oh, whoa Whoa, oh, whoa Now for seventeen years I've been throwing 'em back Seventeen more will bury me Can somebody please just tie me down Or somebody give me a goddamn drink? It's a matter of taking care of yourself as well as you can. He grew up in rural , learning to play the drums at age seven and joining his family's Gospel Band. It was a joke song at the end of our shows and I didn't know people would respond to it. It just wasn't something I connected with but I knew that when we played it live, people loved it. We wanted to post this to let you know that we don't take this stuff lightly. He has also released two solo albums and one album under the name Nathaniel Rateliff and the Wheel.
The phrase is crucial to the song's delivery and spirit of desperation; it doesn't work to edit out the last word of that phrase in fact, it kind of ruins the song if you do believe me, we tried this. If you listen to The Current in Minneapolis or Berlin or Little Rock, do community mores become more fluid? This southern-gospel influenced song depicts the struggles of alcoholism as Rateliff croons of a man who is literally drinking his life away. It's a catchy song with an Elvis Presley-like chorus that seems to encourage partying surely there are thousands of songs like that in rock history, and we play quite a few of those. At eighteen, Rateliff moved to for missionary work. But if you pay attention to the verses, there's a deeper conflict expressed about the dilemma of an alcoholic who knows he's got the disease he's at a desperate point where he can neither drink nor not drink; it's heavy emotional stuff riding under that soulful swagger.
The Line of Best Fit. Shortly after the breakup of Born in the Flood, Rateliff released Desire and Dissolving Men on Public Service Records. In an interview with , he detailed his earliest attempts jokey songs about pizza parties, shoegaze bands, psychedelic blues and his journey to Denver in the hopes of fulfilling his dreams. The band played Ontario's Wayhome festival and Austin City Limits in 2016. On September 17, 2013, Rateliff released Falling Faster Than You Can Run on Mod y Vi Records. It first gained exposure after the band performed it on Jimmy Fallon's The Tonight Show on August 5, 2015.
I ended up writing the new songs out of discouragement and I put the band together as something new. If there's a radio station in America likely to play Nathaniel Rateliff, it's probably The Current. I knew I would be reasonably happy doing that work after touring for so many years. The Tonight Show with Jimmy Fallon. You can share your thoughts in the comments section below. Rateliff was featured on the late-night music television series on in 2011.
As we generate reaction from our audience and from the wider public, we may widen that window, or we may choose to close it altogether. But it was a good choice to put it out there. Other band members include Luke Mossman guitar , Wesley Watkins trumpet , and Andy Wild saxophone. The New York Times dubbed him a Denver local hero. As a result he taught himself guitar and began writing his own songs.
The video depicts Nathaniel Rateliff and his band performing the song in front of an audience of and is an homage to the end credits scene of the 1980 film. I quit for a while too, though, but I was just so miserable. The album debuted at number 11 on the for the week of March 24, 2018, and debuted on the Alternative Albums chart at number 5. Produced by Richard Swift and being offered in 12-track standard and 14-track deluxe editions, the band assembled in Rodeo, New Mexico for the initial writing and recording sessions for the album. The song gained exposure after the band performed it on 's on August 5, 2015. This -related article is a.
On the same day he set out on a tour with and , in support of the album. It was directed and edited by Greg Barnes, and produced by Melissa Giles. It was released as the lead single from their. A few months later he returned to Denver and started work first as a carpenter, then at a trucking depot where he remained at first in the yard, and then on the dock for 10 years before becoming a gardener. You can help Wikipedia by.
Like some of the best art, this song celebrates and challenges the listener, plus it's got a good beat and you can dance to it. Tearing at the Seams was released on March 9, 2018. Produced by Richard Swift The Shins, Foxygen , the horns and strings are bathed in subtle reverb, as if the songs were being played in a cavernous theatre. After his internal struggles with life in the Church, he left the group and moved home back to Hermann for work in a plastic factory. Archived from on August 31, 2016.
Rateliff sustains this sound for the duration of the record, which grows repetitive near the end of its 40-minute runtime. It would later hit the top 10 on the chart in June 2018. . But in the Internet age, which community sets the standards? Son of a bitch Give me a drink One more night This can't be me Son of a bitch If I can't get clean I'm gonna drink my life away My heart was breaking, hands are shaking Bugs are crawling all over me My heart was breaking, hands are shaking Bugs are crawling all over me My heart was breaking, hands are shaking Bugs are crawling all over me My heart was aching, hands are shaking Bugs are crawling all over me Son of a bitch Give me a drink One more night This can't be me Son of a bitch If I can't get clean I'm gonna drink my life away, hey Son of a bitch Give me a drink Son of a bitch This can't be me Son of a bitch If I can't get clean I'm gonna drink my life away, yeah Uh-huh Whoa, oh, whoa Whoa, oh, whoa Whoa, whoa, whoa Whoa, whoa, whoa. When Rateliff was 13, his father was killed in a car crash. At that point, Rateliff was, essentially, a solo artist but becoming disillusioned with the music industry. Sometimes things were constrained because we didn't have the right finances.
In Memory of Loss was recorded with producer. He also featured in the 2014 documentary Austin to Boston, which saw him, Mumford's Ben Lovett, the Staves, Bear's Den and Ben Howard play gigs across America. The New York Times Company. We've also got history with Nathaniel, whose music , the same year he also performed a session in our studios. There were other things from that first session I liked more as a writer and other things that I liked more for personal reasons.