Tim's Strangeland track-by-track: #4 Watch How You Go
4 - WATCH HOW YOU GO
This was a bit of a breakthrough song for me, in that it's a break-up song that isn't about anger or even regret, but more about acceptance and trying to handle loss with a bit of grace and understanding. I don't think I've managed to articulate that before. I love the fact that we've kept it very simple and sparse and resisted the urge to 'go to town' with the recording of it.
4 - WATCH HOW YOU GO
Para mí esta canción de alguna manera supone un descubrimiento, es una canción sobre la ruptura, que no contiene ni ira ni pesar, sino aceptación y el intento de abordar la pérdida con comprensión y gentileza. No creo que haya sido capaz de articular esto así antes. Me gusta que la hallamos mantenido de forma muy sencilla y poco densa y que fuésemos capaces de resistirnos al impulso de querer complicarla al grabarla.
Please tell me if Tom is singing "Watch how you Roll" or "Watch how you Roam"? Roll just seems to not fit and sounds too modern and slang...I'm hoping it's roam. lol
This has got to be one of my favourite Keane songs ever. It makes the hairs at the back of my neck stand up and it makes me feel like crying because it is such a beautiful, beautiful song. Only a very special person could write such a very special and deep song. Tim at his best!
This song got me crying! It's amazing how you can change feelings into words that many people can relate to. "It's not ture" is also great, and it really its all that I would've liked to say to somebody I knew. Love you Tim!
Thanks Tim, is one of my favorite songs. I loved this song since I first heard. Beautiful message of life . I always need to hear this song several times! She makes me feel better !! *-*
When I first listened to this song, I found it sweet and not so sad. However, the song changed when I listened to it again on Saturday, the day I graduated from my school and parted with a bunch of fantastic people from different places in Norway. I was on my way back home when I got to this track and it was so sad that I started crying. I think it was because I realized that I probably was never going to meet most of those people from my school again, due to that we are now choosing different paths in life. The song made me think about life and it is now my favorite.
it's a great song when you hear this when you might break up. With a slight bit of no regrets. You bring it very gently.
what a word .. breakthrough !! you have described this word in this song perfectly.. breakthrough dosent means that something wrong will happen next.. maybe it is necessary to go on and accepted new things. We cant live with angry and ire all our life. This song is like a new sunrise for me.. just the way things go on.. the secret is to keep your steps on road and dont complicate things.. beauty is everywhere around you. thank you tim and all the band for your extraordinary way to express your feelings, is like touching heaven with my hands
Tim love this song these songs are all growing on me (again this is the 5th album now that I have bought from you). You are an amazing song writer! Also have just read on silenced by the night that somebody has only just learnt of KEane through Mount desolation - result !
This song is perfect :')
Dear Tim. Honestly I'm not sure if I wanted to tell you this but, what's the difference? After all not even know if anyone reads this. I remember well when I met keane from the year 2004 when I first learned of your lyrics and the work of keane then I knew what was really the combination of three beautiful spirits (now four for Jesse), I completely fell in love with Tom's voice was an instant thing, suddenly it seemed that your lyrics talk much about my own feelings that is something that even today I cannot explain, but I will say that I do not try much, the magic of keane cannot be explained. Anyway ... then I was not so young and not knew why it happened but it happened, now I hear this song "watch how you go" and I realize it's like the biggest transition in my life. They are that sort of thing must happen sometimes but you never know why or so. In 2004 I falls in love with Tom he was a recurring thought, was with me in everything I did, sometimes when I walked the streets I believed to see him across the sidewalk, I loved him so much that the feeling was so great that I could not contain so I began to write; I attended classes of literature, took three years there and even I cannot say everything I feel, I try to say myself that I felt in my way, the truth I blame Tom, but I do not know if really it would have happened if I had not known him. He was for many years a reason to not feel alone, never be sad and always look at the sun. I know this sounds silly but it did. Some time after notice that Richard was supporting a cause: the liberation of Troy Davis in 2009 that started all this I had no means neither the time course was older but until about a year know how computers work and everything, trying to help was very difficult for me, although last year it was, try to catch up lost time, years of not being able to sign a letter of Amnesty by ignorance, was a shame for me even blame me for it, but had no means, in September 2011 I already had my own pc so I locked myself in my room and try to help Troy in my bad English even wrote a letter I did everything I could ... by then I knew about these rumors about Tom's girlfriend, but I honestly did not care much, my obstinacy towards him continued and even then only thing I cared was to save Troy, that year had reached what I never expected: a photo with his wife and in his hand a wedding ring ... they say he married in March 2011 what do I know ? was a very difficult thing even now I do not know as describing was certainly one of the most selfish feelings that I never had; I was want to felt happy for him but I was not, I was sad my love about him …what about this fool thing? I want to save to Troy but I was trying to accept the wedding of Tom, what a shame, a pain I was confused even my mom laugh about it was very a weird thing. That same year the state of Georgia decided to kill Troy ... it was then when ended many of the things that I thought, I knew there is no magic everywhere, that dreams are not fulfilled, that justice does not exist there are so many things far of my dreams, far of what I wanted, that outside this what it really is. Then came a very difficult time for me with two big dreams lost, in truth, I was always afraid to dream but I dared and not even know that achieving... Now that I'm close to my birthday number 28 try to see things back is a very painful process, it is as if something of me had died in those two events, the blind selfishness and that thing so complex of love, died. Now I try to accept and be happy looking at Tom's so beautiful and happy, understanding that his spirit filled the room hope and light and that what I love of him it never will change. I never saw the spirit of Troy break, he always was free. now I can not say for sure how I feel about him, it sure is an event that never fails back, even now it pains me to remember I put all my faith in it ... somehow I tried to look more out of myself I thought I should write about it, I have written to Tom most of my poems because i could find in him something to write about what I feel and also for Troy but I think to never I be able to publish, the experience of death is something that even I cannot overcome I cannot open the emails or twitter from Amnesty, my mother asked me to remove me about it because so depressed that I'm still for the murder of Troy, when it exceeds maybe then would or could even write from that perspective that you speak on "watch how you go", from acceptance without resentment or sadness only as a kind of transition that should happen for any reason, you just say once again how I feel but in a different context in the breakdown of some relationship, in the death is a transition I do not know who should happen ... Tim all this is because I wanted to you to know that the work of keane is much more than music to that song, many of you’re songs help heal broken spirits like mine, sometimes was I like to tell you before but it sounds so unreal I do not talk much about it I am a sensitive person and is very easy to make me mourn with those memories after all we all have souls and I think you help take care of them “is a cruel world and I need somewhere to hide” for me your music is my hiding place. If one day I can write with such clarity and simplicity, with such beauty about all this I hope you not mind but I will use your song as an epigraph. As a souvenir of my miserable self, like a hole to look where Troy is. With love, from México.
SALUT TIM°°° pour moi une jolie chanson est ecrite avec amour°° WACTH TO GO°° en fait parti °on essaies faire de partager ses émotions du moment a son entourage proche (voir au monde ) je pense que cet album a etait ecrit de cettefaçon .. c'est pour cela qu'il est aussi beau !!! TES TEXTES SONT EXCELLENTS°° LES MELODIES TRES JOLIES . MERCI A TOI °°° STRANGELAND EST UNE PETITE MERVEILLE )°°° JE TEMBRASSE ****
My album arrived today and already emotionally attached toThe Starting Line I wasn't expecting anything other than to revel in the beautiful musical tapestries you create but my goodness Watch How You Go pulled me apart. I'm not sure why just yet but it must be saying something to me because I couldn't stop crying. Just perfect ! When your songs affect me like that they do a great deal of good.
the most emotional for me, came at a difficult time and helped me feel better, thanks Keane!!!!!! Are waiting with open arms in Mexico!!!
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A MI ME ENCANTO ME REMONTO A LAS CANCIONES DE LENON Y PAUL MCCARTNEY, PERO CON EL ESTILO Y LA ESENCIA COMO LO ES UNICA DE KEANE¡¡¡ YA QUIERO TENER EL CD PARA ESCUCHAR LAS CANCIONES¡¡¡¡¡¡¡
Another Keane classic in the making.. "Acceptance doesn't mean resignation, it means understanding that something is what it is...." Michael J. Fox
I love this song so much. I am a huge fan of the more up-tempo songs like Day Will Come and On The Road but this is so beautiful; fragile and full of emotion. Perfect. I can't wait to hear the full version of it.
This song is really beautiful and the way Tom sings it is magnificent. Like other comments it has some inspiration in L&Mc´s work. Beijos, Regina.
One of my favourites since the De La Warr gig. To me this one is the most Lennon-McCartney from Tim's songs - I hear lots of Paul influences but also some Lennon's "Imagine" feelings. ;-) Tim, please keep with your explanations and I hope there will be also from the extra tracks and B-sides (MYYYYYYTH!!) too. All the best from The Frog Prince Squad
Pure Paul McCartney...
This song is amazingly sweet, Tim! In my top 5 of favourites! What a short explanation for such a complex song... Great thing that you have learned how to manage the acceptance of the loss, I haven’t done yet and I’d like to, so this song is of huge (and tearful) help and touches my heart like no other song does. But I’m worried about the lyrics since I heard Tom was wondering if it had been written for him. Was he right, Tim? I shiver just at the idea of a break-up. However, let’s see it optimistically: if you stay together it won’t be for fear, but for chosing it deliberately. I hope so! Lots of love from Argentina ♥♥♥♥
Thank u, Tim) wonderful song. Love to read it)
and this song, for me, is my favorite song! It hits home every time & I've been brought to tears on more than one occasion already so please be sure to keep this on the setlist!!! ty
Tim, I love reading the track by track explanations. I absolutely love this song, and have watched the Bexhill performance of it too many times to count! Counting down the days till Strangeland, and the US tour!!
te amo Timmy!!! mi poeta, musico, compositor favorito!!! I love youuuu :D
Thank you, Tim. I love this song. When I heard it for the first time at Bexhill, I felt very emotional. The lyrics are as beautiful as the melody. This is definitely one of my top tunes on the album. Annette H. xxx
Escribiré en castellano para comprensión de todos. Hace meses yo también descubrí este sentimiento de pérdida como dice Tim. La canción parece que deja alguna nota por tocar. Como si la melodía estuviera por acabar. Tiene un tono muy melancólico. Pensaba que tenía semejanza con alguna canción de los Beatles. Pero Disconnected se parece más a ellos. Me había equivocada a la hora de escuchar ambas canciones. Desde Barcelona transmitirte mi admiración por tu trabajo musical y reconocer tu talento por expresar estos sentimientos de forma tant senzilla y a la vez comprensible. Un beso personal. Lluïsa
I like this song!
I KNOW ONE THING... I CAN´T WAIT MORE!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I LOVE THE SONG LIKE ALL THE CD
This song is really motivating. It sort of explains me in a nutshell. Well done to the magnificent complexity of the lyrics and the tone of Toms voice makes this without a doubt the best track on the album.
I'm pretty attached to this song already.
Definitivamente hoy no es mi día, bueno me equivoqué de blog recientemente, me hace falta en estos momentos el amigo que le dije adiós.
I first heard this song at the De La Warr on 9th March. It really touched me and made me feel very emotional and tearful. For me, this was the hi-light of my evening (song wise) and will stay with me....I've heard the album sample and prefer the simplicity of the live version...Tom sung it beautifully and most probably my favourite on the album. Can't wait for my Monday treat....deluxe version!...and why not. (June 9th...my 7th time seeing you guys, brilliant!) :-) x
I Love this song! tom's voice is so beautiful! many greetings from PERU!
@VIC! Thank you very much.
This song is pure love, pure love. Love sometimes also means having the strenght to let go.
me encanta!!! KEANE Excelente Grupo :D
Todas las canciones de este disco son hermosas. Absolutamente todas.
BEAUTIFULLLL VOICE TOM!!!!!!!! ♥.♥ 4 daysss!!!!!!!!!!
a sad song, beautiful thanks Tim for open your heart and tell what you feel with these songs ...all my love from Mexico
This is one of my favorites off Strangeland, Tim! It's such a gorgeous song.
It has that lovely bittersweet edge to it...an accepted sadness that comes with those partings that you know must come...So lovely, Tim. So lovely. Sherry W., Michigan, USA.