Queens of the Stone Age - Songs for the Deaf
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Release date: 29 August 2002
It's the feel odd hit of the summer, and it's going to be very hard to beat
The myth is often so much better than the reality. It's great to hear about the excess, but the hangovers are less often recorded. Great to hear about the drugs, but less to hear about the dependency. Brilliant to witness the amazing rock'n'roll, much less brilliant to be present at the soundcheck. The achievement of Queens Of The Stone Age is to do all three: be masters of...
- Sep 12, 2005
Tracklisting click track to read more
- You Think I Ain't Worth A Dollar, But I Feel Like A Millionaire
- No One Knows
- First It Giveth
- Song For The Dead (Album Version (Explicit))
- The Sky Is Fallin'
- Six Shooter (Album Version (Explicit))
- Hanging Tree
- Go With The Flow
- Gonna Leave You
- Do It Again
- God Is On The Radio
- Another Love Song
- Song For The Deaf (Album Version (Explicit))
- Mosquito Song
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Queens of the Stone Age - Songs for the Deaf: Wikipedia Album Entry
Frequent touring for Rated R generated support for the band which grew when Foo Fighters frontman and former Nirvana drummer Dave Grohl joined in late 2001/early 2002 to record their third album. Songs for the Deaf was released in August, again featuring Mark Lanegan, as well as adding former A Perfect Circle guitarist Troy Van Leeuwen to the touring line up following the album's release. Although Songs for the Deaf gained major attention, Grohl returned to his other projects and was replaced on the European leg of the album's supporting tour by former Danzig drummer Joey Castillo, who joined the band full time. Also featured on Deaf for the final track Mosquito Song were former A Perfect Circle bassist Paz Lenchantin (on viola and piano) and Dean Ween on guitar.
Deaf' was a critical and commercial success and its popularity peaked when the album reached gold status in 2003, with sales peaking at over 900,000 copies. The singles "No One Knows" and "Go with the Flow" became hits on radio and MTV, with the former peaking just outside of the Billboard Top 40. Constant touring continued, culminating in a string of headline dates in Australia in January of 2004, after which Oliveri was fired from the band by Homme for what was said to be disrespect of the group's fans and excessive partying. In July 2005 however, Homme claimed in a BBC Radio 1 interview that Oliveri was fired when Homme had become convinced that he had been physically abusive to his (Oliveri's) girlfriend. Homme said, "A couple years ago, I spoke to Nick about a rumor I heard. I said, 'If I ever find out that this is true, I can't know you, man.'" Oliveri countered in the press that the band had been "poisoned by hunger for power" and that the band without him was "Queens Lite;" later Oliveri softened his opinion and said, "My relationship with Josh is good. The new Queens record kicks ass." As of October 2006, Oliveri remains interested in rejoining the band
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It's late enough to go drivin'
And see what's mine
Life's a study of dyin'
How to do it right
Dead bull with the life from the low
I'll be massive conquistador
Give me soul and show me the door
Metal heavy, soft at the core
The sky is falling, human race that we run
It left me crawling, staring straight at the sun
Only a moment I notice, every dog has his day
I paid attention, cost me so much to today
Two glass eyes
I'll fuckin' tell you lies
I'm on the side of the road
You'll all fuckin' die yeah, yeah
We get these pills
No one knows
We get some rules to follow
Would you like our way home?
I bleed my own
'Round the hangin' tree
Wait by the phone
He can't help you
But I know I could
I thought I saw him on the video
A trance is keeping him under
I know that god is in the radio
Checkin the station
She said, "I'll throw myself away
They're just photos after all"
I can't make you hang around
I can't wash you off my skin
I'm in you, you're in me, I can't tell
You're so cruel, more than me, it is true, that's right
Loyal to only you, up your sleeve
I want some, of all of you, trickin' me
I fall over and over, and over, over, over on you
I get ill, I get ill, I get ill, you're the only one I'm into
You and me fit so tight
You're so impossible, scream and moan it chills my soul
Don't wanna hear you got left behind
All those times you stayed up and cried it's no lie
You did it to yourself like chewed up gum under my shelf
A song for the deaf, that is for you
Nobody's comin' down the hall
Everybody echoes in my head
Oh, I know the sun is hot, mosquitoes come suck your blood
Leave you there all alone just skin and bone
When you walk among the trees listening to the leaves
The further I go the less I know the less I know