I like this song for alot of the same reasons I like other Spoon songs-- driven melody and attractive vocals. The melody is driven as much by piano as guitar, which is always delicious. The song is also well-written; it's the all-around harmony of these different elements that make it have all the repeat value that it does.
03 Sep 03 ·Reina: Spoon is really cool--but nobody I know, even people who listen to really cool obscure music--has ever heard of them. Sad, really. 10 May 04 ·xfanatic50: This is my favourite Spoon song, by far.
You're the closest to heaven that I'll ever be,
And I don't want to go home right now..
This song always leaves me feeling emotionally shaken, but in a good way. The lyrics are really powerful.
The sound is amazing; the guitar sounds great.
One of the other instruments used is a mandolin.
Definately one of my favourite songs.
from Dizzy Up The Girl available on CD - City of Angels Soundtrack
14 Apr 06 ·CaitlinSpelledWrong: I always wondered exactly what was the instrument in that song that I loved. I thought maybe it was a violin but it must be a mandolin. It's so beautiful and it just adds to the beauty of the lyrics
Wanna wake up where you are,
I won't say anything at all.
So, why don't you slide,
Yeah, I'm gonna let it slide..
This song is about a guy and a girl. The girl, raised by strict Catholic parents, got pregnant, and the guy and girl are trying to decide whether to have an abortion, get married, etc.
Their usual hard-rock sound missing, "Slide" continued a string of ballad-like hits for the Goo Goo Dolls.
from Dizzy Up Girl, available on CD
28 Dec 03 ·leanne: Thank you for mentioning the goo goo dolls in your recommendations but aren't you overlooking their older albums that aren't as well known? They have amazing music in their past - check it out.