Thoughts on Broken Piano

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Thoughts on Broken Piano

Post by this_side » Thu May 02, 2013 11:42 pm

To me, this is one of the most beautiful songs Frank has ever written, and that's saying a lot. I love all his songs cause of all the emotion he puts into his lyrics, but this song especially touched at my heart. The first time I listened to this song yesterday, when I heard that falsetto my face was just like :O so good!! So, what're y'all's thoughts on this song?
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Post by nihilist waffles » Fri May 03, 2013 12:00 am

I really love it. The lyrics are great, and I love how the "sinner amongst saved men..." line was incorporated to the album artwork.

Though I haven't listened to the album all the way through and stopped at Broken Piano. I have the deluxe edition, so it goes straight into We Shall Not Overcome after it, which is a bit of a jarring difference in song types. It seems like it'd be a great album finisher... I need to get on to listening to TDH in full sans bonus tracks. Or at very least pausing after Broken Piano.

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Post by Ida-Malena » Fri May 03, 2013 7:09 am

Definitely my fave song on the album! I love how it builds up from the soft beginning to the bombastic drums in the end, the part when the drums come in is just...wow!! Also I love how he uses his voice in the falsetto parts, the first time I heard it I was like "what? why is he singing like that?" haha, but after a few listens I would not want to have it any other way, it is so right! The whole record is a masterpiece but this song is truly special and I hope that they´ll play it live soon. It´d be an awesome song to end a gig with I think!
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Post by Tomasz » Fri May 03, 2013 7:43 am

I really like the song, but I'm still not convinced by the falsetto. Maybe I'll come round with time.
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Post by marowak » Fri May 03, 2013 7:57 am

It is my fav song on the album and I think it is one of the best songs Frank has made to date.
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Re: Thoughts on Broken Piano

Post by Leilalei » Fri May 03, 2013 8:48 am

I was very unsure, especially of the high bit as it sounded a bit Chris Martin-ish (which makes me want to scratch my eyes out most of the time)

But a few listens and I was able to get past that and once listened to with decent sound I love it and wouldnt have it any other way.
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Post by romain » Fri May 03, 2013 1:26 pm

I think I can see the amount of work this song has required, and also its meaning, but frankly it does not hit me the way "Jet lag" did (speaking of a slightly different 12th track).

I am not really bothered by the falsetto thing, I just believe Frank reaches our hearts through other ways though.
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Post by Unorthadox1080 » Fri May 03, 2013 6:23 pm

romain wrote:I think I can see the amount of work this song has required, and also its meaning, but frankly it does not hit me the way "Jet lag" did (speaking of a slightly different 12th track).

I am not really bothered by the falsetto thing, I just believe Frank reaches our hearts through other ways though.
I'm agree. I think it has broadly similar intentions as a closer as Jet Lag did. Even though it's a great song I don't think it has anything on Jet Lag.

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Re: Thoughts on Broken Piano

Post by ShirkHorse » Fri May 03, 2013 7:40 pm

I adore it. I think it's arguably Frank's best song of all time. I love the lyrics, the melodies and the progression in the song.

I think the line "A sinner amongst saved men on the banks of the muddy Thames" is absolute poetry.

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Re: Thoughts on Broken Piano

Post by DieselBenz » Fri May 03, 2013 11:36 pm

I adore this song. Have to admit it really caught me off-guard when I first heard it, but in a good way. I'm a sucker for men hitting the high notes, for one ... but I also love the lyrics and the build-up. I think it's my second-favorite on the album (behind Tell Tale Signs), though I'm not quite sure yet ... I have a lot of love for a lot of songs.
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Re: Thoughts on Broken Piano

Post by moomin » Sat May 04, 2013 9:44 am

love when the drums kick in, would love to see that with a whole host of drummers like Franz do on Outsiders (http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=jbsOPl0WMFg) or with someone like the Dohl Foundation Drummers coming in for a one off (https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FNX8brjJUFE about 2.40 in) also because I would love to see them again,
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Re: Thoughts on Broken Piano

Post by LessTalkMoreRock » Sat May 04, 2013 2:40 pm

I didn't like it at first but now it's probably my 2nd favorite song on the album.

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Re: Thoughts on Broken Piano

Post by newmy » Sun May 05, 2013 9:49 am

By far the best song on the album. It's the only one that really grabbed me and gave me chills on the first listen. Having listened to the album a number of times over the last few days, there's definitely some other good stuff on there, but I always come back to this song as being the best.

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Post by EBGB » Wed May 08, 2013 1:58 pm

Simply amazing!

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Re: Thoughts on Broken Piano

Post by BigEgg » Sat May 11, 2013 10:53 am

It's alright. Not a patch on Jet Leg, and the falsetto does not work at all for me. But still, the drums are pretty ace.
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