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Re: Take Away My Pain appreciation thread.
« Reply #35 on: May 22, 2010, 04:45:45 AM »
The version on the Once in a LIVEtime CD is 1000% better than the version on FII, IMO.

I agree with this one. That version is what got me into this song.
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Re: Take Away My Pain appreciation thread.
« Reply #36 on: January 31, 2022, 04:23:37 PM »
So I am working my way through the different DT Live Era and I am listening to a couple of Fix For '96 shows.

I never listen to Take Away My Pain. I don't know, there's just something incomplete about it.
Anyway, this lyric stands out..

She was standing by the edge of his bed
Staring at the message on their faces
He said, "what else can you do babe?
I guess I won't be coming home again."

They just took away all my promises
Make them take away my pain



That line.."They just took away my promises"..

Man, that kicks you in the gut. Phenomenal line.
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Re: Take Away My Pain appreciation thread.
« Reply #37 on: January 31, 2022, 04:52:56 PM »
So I am working my way through the different DT Live Era and I am listening to a couple of Fix For '96 shows.

I never listen to Take Away My Pain. I don't know, there's just something incomplete about it.
Anyway, this lyric stands out..

She was standing by the edge of his bed
Staring at the message on their faces
He said, "what else can you do babe?
I guess I won't be coming home again."

They just took away all my promises
Make them take away my pain



That line.."They just took away my promises"..

Man, that kicks you in the gut. Phenomenal line.

Yes. The whole lyric is a great journey through loss. And, for me, musically wonderful.
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« Reply #38 on: January 31, 2022, 05:21:56 PM »
I think it's a beautiful song, especially lyrically. I agree that that's a very powerful verse.
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« Reply #39 on: January 31, 2022, 05:33:14 PM »
So I am working my way through the different DT Live Era and I am listening to a couple of Fix For '96 shows.

I never listen to Take Away My Pain. I don't know, there's just something incomplete about it.
Anyway, this lyric stands out..

She was standing by the edge of his bed
Staring at the message on their faces
He said, "what else can you do babe?
I guess I won't be coming home again."

They just took away all my promises
Make them take away my pain



That line.."They just took away my promises"..

Man, that kicks you in the gut. Phenomenal line.

It’s a great lyric, and yeah, it’s always gotten to me too.

I get how this song as recorded on FII is pretty outside the norm for DT, but I love everything about it. As I mentioned in the top 100 thread, it’s basically DT’s version of Genesis’ Follow You Follow Me or Peter Gabriel’s In Your Eyes (both great songs by definite influences on DT, so it shouldn’t be that weird). That said, the more rocky demo version is also really great. I also really like the version on OIALT with the sax. Basically it’s just a great song however it’s performed.

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« Reply #40 on: January 31, 2022, 06:07:13 PM »
I was the one you responded to who was a little down on the style they used on the album version, but I do actually like that this song has a great core (the main theme, the vocal melodies and the lyrics) that works with a number of different arrangements.
And if spirit's a sign,
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« Reply #41 on: January 31, 2022, 08:18:18 PM »
FII version is amazing.

When I got into DT, I struggled with a lot of it. Great riffs followed by crazy prog stuff. Cool melodies, the more noodling. Eventually I came around but I just wanted the metal parts without the prog...at first anyway.

When I got FII, TAMP really stood out. It was beautiful. It was heartfelt. It was sad. I loved it so much I kept going back to other DT songs that I loved parts of and finally started to become a DT fan and started to love ALL those parts. Well, most of them.

I still love TAMP. It really is unique. Then I heard the OIALT version and nearly puked. It's so bland. Add some Kenny G sax and...well, I feel like I'm watching an infomercial. I can't fathom how anybody can choose that verion of the FII version but ya know, opinions...

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« Reply #42 on: January 31, 2022, 09:10:33 PM »
FII version is amazing.

When I got into DT, I struggled with a lot of it. Great riffs followed by crazy prog stuff. Cool melodies, the more noodling. Eventually I came around but I just wanted the metal parts without the prog...at first anyway.

When I got FII, TAMP really stood out. It was beautiful. It was heartfelt. It was sad. I loved it so much I kept going back to other DT songs that I loved parts of and finally started to become a DT fan and started to love ALL those parts. Well, most of them.

I still love TAMP. It really is unique. Then I heard the OIALT version and nearly puked. It's so bland. Add some Kenny G sax and...well, I feel like I'm watching an infomercial. I can't fathom how anybody can choose that verion of the FII version but ya know, opinions...

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« Reply #43 on: February 01, 2022, 07:00:54 AM »
FII version is amazing.

When I got into DT, I struggled with a lot of it. Great riffs followed by crazy prog stuff. Cool melodies, the more noodling. Eventually I came around but I just wanted the metal parts without the prog...at first anyway.

When I got FII, TAMP really stood out. It was beautiful. It was heartfelt. It was sad. I loved it so much I kept going back to other DT songs that I loved parts of and finally started to become a DT fan and started to love ALL those parts. Well, most of them.

I still love TAMP. It really is unique. Then I heard the OIALT version and nearly puked. It's so bland. Add some Kenny G sax and...well, I feel like I'm watching an infomercial. I can't fathom how anybody can choose that verion of the FII version but ya know, opinions...

Not Kenny G, Jay … Beckenstein?  ;)

Oh yeah. He played with....Spyro Grya?  :tup

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« Reply #44 on: February 01, 2022, 07:22:04 AM »
Count me in as one (of the few???) who prefers the studio version to all others. And, I consider this song to be one of the hidden gems on FII.

—The song features one of my favorite JP solos (really wish he'd play in this style more often)
—The song is, in my humble opinion, on of JP's best lyrics to date

Someone mentioned 'Follow You, Follow Me," and that is a that is a fantastic observation.

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« Reply #45 on: February 01, 2022, 08:10:40 AM »
FII version is amazing.

When I got into DT, I struggled with a lot of it. Great riffs followed by crazy prog stuff. Cool melodies, the more noodling. Eventually I came around but I just wanted the metal parts without the prog...at first anyway.

When I got FII, TAMP really stood out. It was beautiful. It was heartfelt. It was sad. I loved it so much I kept going back to other DT songs that I loved parts of and finally started to become a DT fan and started to love ALL those parts. Well, most of them.

I still love TAMP. It really is unique. Then I heard the OIALT version and nearly puked. It's so bland. Add some Kenny G sax and...well, I feel like I'm watching an infomercial. I can't fathom how anybody can choose that verion of the FII version but ya know, opinions...

Not Kenny G, Jay … Beckenstein?  ;)

Oh yeah. He played with....Spyro Grya?  :tup

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« Reply #46 on: February 01, 2022, 09:02:13 AM »
I prefer the demo version, but the song is great in all its forms.

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« Reply #47 on: February 01, 2022, 10:36:55 AM »
Count me in as one (of the few???) who prefers the studio version to all others.

Same here. And I'd even say I prefer all the FII studio versions over the originals/demos.
It sounds like, "ruk, ruk, ruk, ruk, ruk." Instead of the more pleasing kick drum sound of, "gzarruk, gzarruk, gzarruk, gzarruk."

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« Reply #48 on: February 01, 2022, 11:58:00 AM »
Count me in as one (of the few???) who prefers the studio version to all others.

Same here. And I'd even say I prefer all the FII studio versions over the originals/demos.

*gasp* Even You Not Me?

But yeah, I agree with you two.

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« Reply #49 on: February 01, 2022, 03:28:18 PM »
Count me in as one (of the few???) who prefers the studio version to all others. And, I consider this song to be one of the hidden gems on FII.

—The song features one of my favorite JP solos (really wish he'd play in this style more often)
—The song is, in my humble opinion, on of JP's best lyrics to date

Someone mentioned 'Follow You, Follow Me," and that is a that is a fantastic observation.

All of this is correct.

Count me in as one (of the few???) who prefers the studio version to all others.

Same here. And I'd even say I prefer all the FII studio versions over the originals/demos.

Yes. I like the FII demos just for the songs that were left off. But as for the demo versions vs. studio versions…thank God for Kevin Shirley.
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Re: Take Away My Pain appreciation thread.
« Reply #50 on: February 01, 2022, 03:45:21 PM »

Yes. I like the FII demos just for the songs that were left off. But as for the demo versions vs. studio versions…thank God for Kevin Shirley.

Oh, I agree.
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« Reply #51 on: February 01, 2022, 06:59:32 PM »

Yes. I like the FII demos just for the songs that were left off. But as for the demo versions vs. studio versions…thank God for Kevin Shirley.

Oh, I agree.

Yep. Aside from maybe Awake, I still think FII is DT’s best produced album. The only demo I prefer is You Not Me, and that is less because of what Shirley did with the production and more because of the re-write of the chorus. Rescuing Hell’s Kitchen from BMS was genius (it’s just too bad they didn’t scrap that track altogether and use The Way It Used to Be or Speak To Me. ).

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« Reply #52 on: February 01, 2022, 07:00:23 PM »
FII is easily DT's best produced album. Too bad it has their weakest material.
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« Reply #53 on: February 01, 2022, 07:42:42 PM »

The part in the demo version where James goes high on "the curtain falls"... no other version touches that moment.

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« Reply #54 on: February 07, 2022, 06:20:22 PM »
I like it a lot, both the album and demo version.  I am a chronic pain sufferer, so it has special meaning to me besides what the lyrics spell out also.  The first time I heard JLB sing "Take Away My Paaaaaiiin!" I was like oh hell goddamn yes, please take it away forever.

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« Reply #55 on: February 07, 2022, 07:34:37 PM »
I often play this one in my acoustic sets. It’s a great track! I personally prefer the demo lyric and the higher note at the end of the bridge, as well as that extra “there’ll be no encore after all” after the solo. It’s an awesome song though!
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« Reply #56 on: February 09, 2022, 06:40:36 PM »
Great song. Not their best nor the best from the album, but it is still a killer song.
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« Reply #57 on: February 09, 2022, 07:25:16 PM »
Some of my favourite JP lyrics!

I love how they're ambiguous an not on-the-nose specific to his situation.  They work for anyone and not just himself.

The music in both versions is so different that they're almost two songs it's difficult to directly compare them and pick a favourite.  I think they're both great but if you water-boarded me I'd have to go with the demo version cuz of the guitar solo and "the curtain FAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLSSSSSSSSSS" just before it.

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« Reply #58 on: February 10, 2022, 06:17:37 AM »
+1 for this song, even if like many others I do prefer the demo version.

But then I love FII, it's a great album.
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« Reply #59 on: February 10, 2022, 07:21:08 AM »
I love how they're ambiguous an not on-the-nose specific to his situation.  They work for anyone and not just himself.

Compared to that other song…right… ;D
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« Reply #60 on: February 10, 2022, 09:03:15 AM »
Some of my favourite JP lyrics!

I love how they're ambiguous an not on-the-nose specific to his situation.  They work for anyone and not just himself.

The music in both versions is so different that they're almost two songs it's difficult to directly compare them and pick a favourite.  I think they're both great but if you water-boarded me I'd have to go with the demo version cuz of the guitar solo and "the curtain FAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAALLLLLLLLLLLSSSSSSSSSS" just before it.

I thought this one was pretty specific but it does work since it has a certain degree of ambiguity

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« Reply #61 on: February 13, 2022, 10:00:33 PM »
I love how they're ambiguous an not on-the-nose specific to his situation.  They work for anyone and not just himself.

Compared to that other song…right… ;D

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