Thursday, November 24, 2011

The Citi Thank You Card commercial song where the woman buys rock climbing gear

The Citi Thank You Card commercial song where the woman buys rock climbing gear is


Into The Wild

by

L.P.



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  1. could not find song or artist on i tunes. any clues where one could find it?

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  2. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pr6IfzMuCgw

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  3. LP - Into the Wild

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tV8ohkRGPaA

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  4. What I want to know if she really stood up on the top? ...and if she climbed to get there?

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  5. All you people that like that song are crazy. That is one of the most horrible songs I've heard in a long time. Hope you listen to it with your windows up so I don't have to be abused by it.

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    1. Good to know you have such a sad life that u took the time to let us know you hate that song ........

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    2. Well I don't have a sad life, but I hate that song. It could only possibly appeal to feminists and lesbians.

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    3. LOL! I hate that song too. I make sure to change the channel before the woman gets to the top of the mountain.

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    4. 3 comments up, if you are too lazy to use the other two letters in "you" then the sadness is all with you. Good god

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  6. I just love that the person above went to all the trouble to track down the name of the song, just so he could post that he hates it. Funny!

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    1. I kind of hate it too and only Googled it hoping that it wasn't The Yeah Yeah Yeahs (who I love!)...glad it's not them! Phew!

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  7. I tracked it down too. It's not really a lot of trouble at all; it was worth every one of the 15 seconds it took to find this forum. That's how cringeworthy it is to me. Now I'm not saying that anyone else is crazy for liking it. I've been known to listen to music that isn't everyone's cup of tea. I did like the gist of the commercial though - very cleverly done.

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  8. No apology necessary for hating this song. I hate it and I hate the commercial. I'm sick of companies trying to tell us that the only way to live life is to risk life. Stupid.

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  9. I also found myself here after googling "L .P. – Into the Wild AWFUL". It really bothers me every time I hear it.

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    1. Totally agree! Found this site looking for the Lowes paint ad song "Colors", which is very likeable! "...somebody left the gate open..." is horrid and I even mute or change the channel to stop it!

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  10. What i want to know is who the girl is. She is freaking hot.

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  12. Does anyone know where the ad was shot ?

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  13. http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=tV8ohkRGPaA

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  14. Is she really standing on top of that rock or is it computerized? Seriously, is that for real? That is simply amazing! Love the song too!

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  15. did she clime the rock?

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  16. Wow, what an obnoxious song to use for an impressive scene. I hit the mute button when that woman begins her nasal shrieking.

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    1. AHhahahahaha! Me too!!! It really is obnoxious!

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  17. The Casting call was asking for trad climbers at Fisher towers in the Moab area....

    http://www.summitpost.org/phpBB3/citibank-commercial-casting-trad-climbers-t60107.html#p852062

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  18. Yes she really climbed rock and did if for several takes. We did the helicopter aerials for it. She's one tough lady!

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  19. "Somebody left the gate on?"
    "Somebody get the gay dar?"

    What the hell is she saying and what does it have to do with banking?

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  20. Holy Cow, I could have swore this was Neko Case. The voice is almost identical.

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    1. Bwahaha...Not anywhere close to sounding like Neko Case.

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    2. Sounds exactly like Neko Case to me, and I've listened to her a lot.

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    3. I thought it was Karen O.

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  21. It will be released to the public on December 19 for free. Check out L.P. on Wikipedia.

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  22. Great commercial. Awesome, fabulous, original, mind-catching, eye-catching (did I say awesome?) script. Powerful music brought in at the end. Gives me new respect for Citibank's choices.

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    1. I don't understand how I can completely agree with you, yet hate the song. I guess I've just seen it waaaaay too many times.

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    2. "Gives me new respect for Citibank's choices." ??

      You obviously worked on and/or produced this commercial (or are an exec at Citi bank) because it's not THAT good. Come on.

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  23. I want to know the same thing. What does she say when she gets to the top... I ...the ring I really want

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  24. "Somebody left the gate oooopen," is what I hear. I think it sounds like Cindy Lauper, I usually don't like her music, but I love the way this song takes off as the camera sweeps back and over the scene. Very complimentary combo, imho. Don't know if I would like the song without the visual. Just my two cents.

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  25. Horribly obnoxious song. I'm here to find out the lyrics.

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  26. Most of you people are so pathetic, that you have nothing to contribute other than trolling comments.

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    1. And you are obviously the singer's mother/friend/lover...or whatever.. Why else would you care what people say about the song? Music critique happens and the consensus is that this song is really annoying. Sorry..

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  27. I too, spent 15 seconds finding this page. It's a dumb song, and I want to know what she says. I love the posts though. These commercials are like the modern version of the Marlboro Man. They are selling danger, but (to the idiot eye) make it look soooo cool. In reality she had to borrow money from scary people in order to go climbing. The truth is borrowing to get things is not cool. Just like the M-Man was a picture of rugged health, these credit card people make losers look like winners. I love it!

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  28. Too bad a check to cash place didn't think of this commercial first. It's the same market. Just like the one where the girl buys stuff on a credit card for triplets!

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  29. I'm yet another "troll", here because google sends you here when this song finally completes its mission of sucking so hard that it consumes a chunk of your soul. I find it extremely heartening to know that there are others who have experienced similar loss at the hands of this sinister plot to suck as no man has sucked before. But can it be stopped? Or is it too late? Has the song already won? Is the future already locked into a Very Brady trajectory?

    - D

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  30. The song is called "Somebody set the table". It's about a Ukrainian man who can't eat dinner because his wife didn't set the table. It's sad that they used such a powerful protest song for such a worthless product. It's like when Nike used "Revolution" in an add a few years ago.

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  31. I hear the words, "Some people love potatoes!"

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    1. LOL, I love that! Can't sop giggling!

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    2. I will, from now forth, scream the alternate lyrics when that obnoxious commercial comes on. Thank you. You are hilarious.

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    3. LOL! I heard "Somebody left the table" and another friend heard "Somebody get tomatoes" and neither of us remembered what the commercial was for! That voice is awful though!

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  32. Glad to hear that I'm not the only person who mutes the TV when that hideous wailing comes on.

    The whole theme of the commercial is irritating. Since my wife and use our credit cards to feed and clothe our kids and for the odd dinner out but not to scale El Capitan, we must not be the right target for a crappy 20% APR, lousy service credit card.

    The whole thing is just awful.

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    1. Sad u compare that song to your boring and unadventerous life in which you obviously are in. The point of the commercial is to inspire a little adventure in which you obviously dont have.

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    2. I agree. You're missing the point of the commercial. If YOUR choice of using a credit card is for dinner, no one faults your choice of where to eat. The couple in the commercial chose something different, from Disneyland or the Grand Canyon, for their getaway. I might agree that the music was different but leave your critique of the theme alone. The scenery, which is magnificent, was to make the commercial stand out.

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    3. Wake up. If you're using a credit card for income, you're basically falling off a financial cliff. Stay home and grill some Oscar Mayers. Then have sex with your wife. It's free. But please buy some condoms with that credit card first.

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    4. I understand what you're saying. i think this commercial is b.s. too.

      Your life doesn't sound boring or unadventurous! It sounds very REAL.

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  33. The guy should be glad he didn't propose. He'd be marrying debt. Then leave him and take half his 401k. All to the tune of "Somebody clean the stable".

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  34. Did they really plant hooks (sorry, I don't know climbing lingo) in that rock? Looks brittle. So Citi hates financial responsibility, decent music, and ancient rocks too?

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  35. I can't believe she's not wearing a helmet!!!

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  36. I am definitely not a troll but I too had to know the name and performer of the song so I could avoid, protest and perhaps even track down to silence the horrific song. It seems to be on all the time. And I barely pay attention when I have the TV on in my office-news channels- but there is some way that hideous noise fires a missile into your ears the second it ramps up. Citibank remains one of the worst companies so I suppose this is fitting. Is it a new tactic to use bad music so we "pay attention"?

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    1. I think if you were at a music festival and heard the song for the first time, you might even hang out and listen to it. But when they play it constantly, for months on end, even Beethoven gets old.

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    2. I would be in the beer line or the toilet line if this hideous shrieker came on. Using the name of Beethoven anywhere in a reference to her should take away your commenting privileges forever

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    3. Love the comments. That particular segment of the song is so bad, I too had to find the source of my pain. Citi certainly wont get my business based on using it, the only winner is LP, as I had know idea who she was previously. But I will be avoiding any contact with her music like the plague...based on a 10 second snippet.

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  37. I thought the lyrics said, "somebody left out the potatoes." I really LIKED the Citi commercial where the woman has to buy some emergency goods 'cause the director, and other actors, keep fumbling. Emergencies should be the only use for credit cards. "Potatoes," though, irritates me.

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  38. this post absolutely made my day. that song was stuck in my head and I felt the need to know what it was for some annoying reason... that led me here. it is cracking me up how many people hate this song.

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  39. SO WHAT ARE THE !@#$%^ LYRICS?

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  40. "somebody left the light on". The song is about the life light, or spirit, and letting it shine. Beautifully matched to the theme of the commercial.

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  41. That is Katie Brown (rock climber) and author. And yes, she is incredibly hot. Plus the music is perfect for the commercial. Let's just say, the haters in this group of posts should just get a life. You Go, Katie... You are an inspiration.

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    1. I don't think anyone is "hating" on Katie. She's not the problem. It' that awful music they chose to ruin an otherwise gorgeous view and impressive rock climbing. When I heard that song for the first time I thought my neighbor's cat was being eaten by a coyote.

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  42. Continued from above...

    Lyrics used in the commercial
    Somebody left the gate open
    Come save us the runaway
    train gone insane...

    Song: Into the Wild by LP
    Release: 2011

    Song Into the Wild by L.P.

    http://tvcfblog.blogspot.com/2011/11/citi-accessories-commercial-song-into.html

    RtSS

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  44. The fact that so many have been pulled in by this ad speaks to its power. I was hooked by the vision of Katie Brown's accomplishment AND the haunting call of the song that I found very appealing.

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  45. Sorry to beat a dead horse here... but I wasnt asking about the song. I got that part. I was asking about her saying, I XXX to the rock really wanted. Trying to figure out the XXX????

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  46. still trying to figure out what the climber has to do with Citi bank? its good the lyrics were posted earlier - couldn't figure out what she was whining . . . . . just don't get the connection?

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  47. I think it sounds like Cyndi Lauper

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  48. I thought it sounded like Karen O or Neco Case.

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  49. I was so moved by the beautiful scenery I googled it to find out where it was and now we are planning a vacation to hiking in this area of Utah. Live Life People!

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    1. Glad to see someone appreciate what the commercial was trying to highlight; spectacular scenery

      It's Highway 128 outside of Moab, UT. If you're coming from Colorado it's the scenic route into Moab (vs. Interstate 70)

      Nearby is Canyonlands and Arches National Park which are just a outstanding. Moab is known for its mountain biking and whitewater rafting. There is a rafting trip (just mention the Daily to any outfitter in town) that starts across from those towers and goes about 16 miles down river with incredile scenery all the way. The trip is gentle enough for anyone from 8 to 80 yrs old.

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    2. Had to check out the validity of the rock climbing scene. Spectacular!And Katie Brown looks real hot.

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    3. TO annotate my comment from 1-19

      The commercial was filmed in two locations. The spiral shaped climb is on Highway 128. The opening sequence of the climbers with the river beneath them is Dead Horse Point in Canyonlands (you'll be happy to know that you can just drive to the overlook, not climb).

      The commercial integrates the two scenes as though it was one climb. It wasn't cheating (the climbers actually did climb) but just creative editing--happens in movies all the time.

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  50. I thought the message in the commercial is pretty good but for some reason the song really brought it home for me. I tried to find it on Amazon MP3 downloader but surprised it's not available for purchase; or am I mistaken?

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  51. I had to come back to this page for some therapy a week after I first found it. They are still playing the commercial 24/7. I enjoyed it the first time -- the song reminded me of my cat who died. She used to sound like that when she was in heat. By the second time, I was ready to turn the hose on it. But that would damage my electronics. If Egypt can eject Mubarak then we should be able to find a way to sunset this POS. I'm glad that, save for a few friends of the Citi ad firm, America is behind this commercial regime change.

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  52. I heard "somebody ask potato..."

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  53. Does anyone know the brand of shoes the girl is wearing in the rock climbing commercial??

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  54. Found the lyrics here: http://pastebin.com/wc5jAXhs

    Somebody left the gate open
    You know we got lost on the way
    Come save us a runaway train
    Goin insaane(?)

    How do we How do we not fade
    how do we how do we how do we not fade away
    how do we how do we ooooh

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  55. I looked up this song because i thought it was a little catchy and didnt know the words ....Its just really bad that some people go through the trouble of logging on , looking it up then posting negative and mostly stupid commnets about it ....sad sad sad and lonely, hateful people!!!!!

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  56. I also thought it was Neko Case.

    I like the singing voice in the commercial and that last shot of the female climber on top!

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  57. Free download available for a limited time of live version of "Into the Wild" by LP here:
    http://lp.warnerreprise.com/

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    1. I wouldn't even take it for free. Truly smug dreadful music. No improvement from when she played bars in the LES with daddy's money footing her apartment bill back in the late 90's - entitled, snotty to the club staffs (I was one of them) - ewwww

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    2. So we should not listen because the singer was rude to a nightclub staff?

      It's a nightclub--when you ever heard anything good happening at a nightclub?

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    3. I think you missed two points

      A. the emphasis is on "I wouldn't take it for free" - that has nothing to do with her behaviour, but the fact that it is unlistenable

      B. The club in question spawned the Strokes, the Yeah Yeah Yeahs and a host of other world-famous acts - so perhaps in your tiny town nightclubs are all Johnny Vegas - but in New York they aren't

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    4. I didn't miss anything. The other person was complaining from a 'personal' standpoint--she was part of the staff that was 'mistreated'

      MY point is that --who cares? Nightclubs are not where you go to meet deep, sincere people. Their about image and attitude.

      Stop playing the NY card ("we're the best"). I actually love NY but it gets old really fast hearing about it

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    5. Music venues aren't pose clubs in this case. Perhaps you should broaden your experience a bit. Why not actually look at the point of the first reply, which is more about how this music isn't worth the time it takes to download it. Nothing to do with what you think of clubs

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    6. My experience is broad. If their point (first reply) was only that it music is horrible, then why mention "daddy" and "snotty". Sounds more like a personal grudge than just disliking the music.

      As for clubs, it that's your thing--go for it. My point is that when have you not seen a performer with an attitude, especially at a club?

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  58. The song" Someone Left the Gate Open" was used for the CITI commercial to signify taking the opportunity to explore and take a chance with CITI. For instance, the woman climbing the rock explored by taking a chance climbing to the top with success. This is what one would do by taking a chance with CITI Bank.

    The rock and location appears to be at Granite National Park.

    The title of the song should have been "Someone left the barn gate open" and you know what happens when the barn gate is left open.

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  59. Is she saying....I pose to the rock? Or I close to the rock? They cue up the music and it's so loud no one can understand what's being said.

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  60. I love how we're considered "lonely" and "hateful" people just because we don't like the song. Pretty one-dimensional if you ask me.

    I watch ESPN every morning for work and Citibank is a proud sponsor, so whenveer I'm watching ESPN First Take, that damn commercial is shown every single freaking break.

    I'm not lonely and I actually love people and life very much. The bloody song on the commercial is horrible. Ear-piercingly loud and unnecessarily upfront. I'm into folksy/indie stuff but that's just horrifyingly bad. Not a good song to begin with, and Citibank's usage defied the idea that it couldn't get any worse.

    I don't pay attention to commercials, so being forced to pay attention doesn't work too well for me, and that's exactly what they did. Shame on them.

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  61. I hear "Somebody loves potatoes!". Found this by searching for "Somebody loves potatoes Citibank commercial".

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  62. This commercial's song is sucks so bad that it sucked me to this site, hoping to find a way to take it off the air. It has nothing to do with the climber and everything to do with that screeching, banshee like voice that makes me want to break my tv.

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  63. As soon as I heard the song on the Citibank commercial, I loved it. It sounded like Neko Case but then after a few minutes on Google I found LP and this song as a free download. Her live performances are pretty awesome too.

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  64. I love the song. Katie Brown is an amazing wowman. At the top of her game since she was a teenager. Very highly respected athelete.
    And smoking hot to boot!

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  65. Its not about being wrong, lonely or hateful. Its just sad that so few ever heard of LP before the commercial. Despite the promise of social media and the internet music is still controlled by the industry. If you are here asking LP to shut up you never would have recognized the genius of Dylan, the truth of the ramones, the beatie boys. You would have listened to Donna Summer instead of Neil Young.

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  66. Woman's voice on the song sounds like fingernails down a chalkboard. Really the worst.

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  67. So many comments! This is like a record for a commercial's music post. The breakdown seems to be about 25% for the music, 25% who like the mom in it and 50% who feel assaulted by the song. I can't agree that the mom is 'hot' but I wouldn't say bad - at least doable. But CNN needs to give us a break and say 1000 times of hearing that screeching per day is too many. I wish I had a citi card I could cancel to feel even an iota of vengeance for the endless airings of that turd!

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  68. Awful lesbian anthem tailor made for yet another girl power commercial. Complete with boy toy cowering 100ft. below.

    What they don't show is when she wants the diamond ring too.

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  69. Ad men do this on purpose. They slur over a word or phrase so you'll watch it over and over to try and understand what they're saying. Galling. Turn away and ignore them.

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  70. I thought they were saying "Somebody left the Gay on!"
    I was thinking this was some sort of Lesbian Empowerment song.
    Very odd.

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  71. Someone had asked what type of shoes the gal is wearing in the commercial. I am thinking Birkenstocks.

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  72. I hear "Somebody left the gayed one"
    It seems the cowering homo on the bottom of the rock can't keep up with this "strong" woman. So Strong she doesn't care that she's borrowing $ from Citi cards to buy her hiking gear and what-nots. Maybe she can get the schmuck at the bottom to marry her so that she can then divorce him and take half his savings to pay back Citi Banks.

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  73. This commercial is annoying..."So I proposed to the rock I really wanted"?? Please someone tell me what she is saying.

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    1. Here is a parody of the commercial with a baby doing the rock climbing:

      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l0ot-LlyyCY

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  74. This chain made my day. Way to funny. Thanks everyone. Btw I like the Hyundai commercial girl better than rock climbing gate open girl

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  75. she says "so i flew us to the rock i really wanted".

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  76. Gee, guys, I have never read a chain to the end before. Really enjoyed it. I am from South Africa where this "sound" is often found in music, and I searched the song expecting it to come from there . . . As someone said, it has introduced many of us to LP. Isn't it great to learn something new each day!

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  77. Yeah I agree with the person who said it was a woman empowerment commercial. So basically this chick would rather go rock climbing for a few days then get married and start a family? Great message there. If that was real, this is how it would go down....

    "Can we buy a ring, and get married?"

    Yeah we could, but I would rather jack up my credit card buy purchasing climbing equip, clothes, plane tickets, and hotel room.... Then go stand on a 4'x4' square of a rock 10,000 feet in the air while you struggle below me, cause I'm a strooooong woman who doesn't need a man".

    "Wow, .... you're kind of a bi*ch. Peace out".

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  78. Thought the song was interesting and could have sworn it was neko case. I think it's an unconventional song in the new folk style that older people don't get, but is powerful. I think we'll hear more from LP.

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  79. i just want to know what the brand of shoes are! ugh! can't find anywhere!

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  80. Oh... It says "I flew us to the rock I really had in mind..."

    RtSS

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  81. the singer is saying "somebody left the gate open." it is the sequel to "who let the dogs out?"

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    1. I think I would like the commercial much better if it were to "who let the dogs out." Only that woman is so smoking hot and bad-ass it doesn't work.

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  82. Bottom line: It's the glamorization of credit card use. I see on this site that it's working. Good for Madison Ave., bad for poor decision makers. This is the commericial they should have for IRAs.
    There should be PSAs that show correlations between using credit cards and going to see the scary guy in the alley for a loan.

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  83. Just saw the commercial ten minutes ago and I personally like the song. It's what caught my attention and not what Citi was trying to get me to sign up for. I'm glad I found this forum because I couldn't find the song anywhere, I only knew the one lyric everyone seems so fixated on which is "Someone left the gate open", so thanks to guy who hated it so much to start this!

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  84. She is wearing Five Ten Climbing shoes. This thread is so funny! Made my day :)

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  85. Yep. Hit the mute for sure. Painful.

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  86. Listen to the whole song here and you may actually like it; I did and I HATE the commercial. Leave it to Citibank to take a perfectly good song and screw it up. http://tvcfblog.blogspot.com/2011/11/citi-accessories-commercial-song-into.html

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    1. that's just more of the awfulness - why would you do that to the poor people reading this - haven't we suffered enough?

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  87. To the person asking about the commercial's script, closed captioning reveals the words:

    "I flew us to the rock I really had in mind"

    And fascinating thread. I love the song, as much as I hate credit card companies. The full version is just as good.

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  88. Why do so many men on this thread get so insecure and intimidated by a woman climbing a rock?

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  89. This song is horrific enough to more than warrent a search and posting. It's curiously bad. I'd like to see a new profession in the future for whoever sings this song. It won't be necessary however due to her abundance of sucking.

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  90. I. Found this blog and paused my pvr....I wanted to know where this was filmed... Incredible she climbed it. (Somebody left the gate open... In the song).... And the women says ..."my boyfriend and i were going on vacation, so i used my citi thankyou card to pick up some accesories...a new belt, some nylons, and what girl wouldnt need new shoes...we talked about getting a diamond, but with all the thankyou points I've been earning, I flew us to the rock I really had in mind"

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  91. And the haters really need to get a life.... Crazy how ppl can get so worked up over something... The view is incredible

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  92. Somebody has been burned by a credit card or a strong woman, (or both!) and can't stand to be reminded of it, or they wouldn't react so irrationally. It is called PROJECTION! A reaction is an opportunity to see the truth...about yourself!!!

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  93. Most of you people really need to get a life, especially the men who think there is something wrong with this commercial portraying a strong, independent woman who is not sucked into the notion that she needs to get married and have babies. There are a lot of successful men and women out there who do not feel the need to get married or procreate, and there is nothing wrong with that. Indeed, there are also appears to be lot of very injured (divorcedd) men out there with a misplaced generalized stereotype of women. Not all strong women who have no interest in you are lesbians no matter how much you wish that to be true to placate your ego and lack of self-esteem.

    It is really a shame when a person's simple question about a line in a commercial that is barely audible due to a bad music to voice ratio, which turns into a disguisting display of hate.

    As I had the same question regarding the "rock" line of the commercial, I had the great misfortune of stumbling onto this blog looking for the answer when I should have just relistened to the commercial on my computer so that I could have salvaged some respect for humanity. The woman is saying: "We talked about getting a diamond, but with all the Thank You points I earned, I flew us to the rock I really had in mind."

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    1. Sounds like you're being a little over sensitive here. Women can do whatever they'd like, you are right, but if she's just your typical citi cardholder-- no way.

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  94. None of this is funny. My husband obsessed about this song over my much needed Christmas vacation. Took it along with him everywhere we went. Sang it on the plane, sang it to the stewardess, sang it at baggage claim, the hotel gym, the lobby, the beach, the buffet, the waiter, the kayak, at the rental place, down the escalator, in the bedroom, in the shower, on the phone, on the plane again. Remorseless, shameless singing. Over and over and over and over and over and over and over. Never with the right words. He doesn't know the right words. Nor does he care. Sometimes it's "somebody lit the plate on fire". Sometimes it's "somebody fixed the gate opener". Sometimes it's "somebody hit the gay orphanage". For a few hours I'll get, "somebody flipped potato pens", and on and on and on. Not funny. Really.

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    1. Are you married to my husband, too?

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    2. Unless your husband is the screeching idiot with obsessive compulsive disorder, then no.

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    3. This makes me want to stay single...FOREVER.

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  95. It is the corkscrew Summit of the route, "Ancient Art" route, Fisher towers. Old pitons in the rock make for a sketchy climbing' The singer is LP, the song, "Into The Wild." Here are some of the LYRICS:
    Are we so lost in the dark of our hearts, that oh. There's no light of day?

    Somebody left the gate open! You know we got lost on the way,

    Come save us! A runaway train gone insa-a-ne!

    How do we, how do we not fade?

    How do we, how do we, how do we not fade away?

    How do we, how do we?

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  96. 1. I hate this song and the fact that none of the words are understandable make it 1000 times worse. 2. Im afraid of heights and it gives me an anxiety attack everytime it's on( which is every 5 seconds). 3. It's disturbing this woman risked her life to promote a credit card! DUMB!!!! How is that suppose to empower me as a woman? I am SO glad I do not have a Citi Bank card because i would have shredded it based on this ridiculous commercial!!

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  97. Oh my good lord above these postings are the tip of the iceberg as to why the country is so messed up this is what people comment about ? who cares you gotta be kidding me there are a few issues that are a bit more pressing in the country wtf thank you all though now i know a bit more of the reason why the usa is so F'D UP damn people stop thinking of yourselves so much...

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  98. And yet, here YOU are, commenting!

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  99. Hey, she has a good hold of that rope (even if it is hanging downward). She should have went for the diamond first and let her boyfriend climb the rock ... after signing a prenuptial agreement!

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  100. That song is horrible! I had to look and see if anyone else found the song laughable. I love the setting of the commercial, and the only thing I would change is they should have hired a chick with implants for the job. I thought the lyrics were "somebody mugged a gay wad" originally.

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  101. The song on the commercial caught me at first hearing. Continuously puzzled over the words, my sweet husband researched and discovered! Then, I spent hours listening to LP songs. She's fantastic and so is that song. Funny though, never realized it was a Citi commercial.

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  102. this has to be the greatest page on all the interwebs. I first saw this last week and it was pretty hysterical. The people who enjoyed the commercial made fantastic comic foils for the haters by showing zero sense of humor in the face of some awesome grade-school taunts. If the comments here are any indication, Homer hates Citi commercials but Ned Flanders can't get enough.

    Sadly, a couple of jerks started making lazy and very sexist jokes (about rock climbing??) and Flanders stopped defending the indefensible to the Homers. Instead, they only acknowledge the troglodytic 1%. Because that's an argument they can win.

    - Team Homer

    To be clear, I have nothing against rock climbing (I have white friends). But I'd like to see that band perform live in an ancient Roman coliseum. Mmmmmm... Folk steaks.

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  103. SOMEBODY MADE POTATOES! will always be the lyrics to me.

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  104. "Somebody left the gate open" are the only words I got so far.....how many times do I have to see the commercial to get the rest of the words....

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  105. Believe me, you won't ever get the words by just listening to the commercial. Look up the artist, LP on the Internet and get the lyrics. Watch out though, you just might get hooked on LP!

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  106. "Somebody left the gate on." I guess she has an electric fence at home. Besides the song being such an annoying shriek it's outrageous that such dangerous behavior is encouraged and glamorized. This is why we have laws that protect idiots from hurting and/ or killing themselves. Unfortunately we don't have enough laws to protect consumers from credit card companies.

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    1. You got problems. Music hater. Fraidy cat.

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    2. Citi is not on my favorites list but this is one time I'll take their side. They are NOT glamorizing dangerous behavior. YOUR idea of a vacation might be sitting in chair by the pool sipping margaritas. If they show that in a commercial, does it mean they're glamorizing alcohol or sun exposure? Of course not.

      Be outraged for something that deserves outrage-not something that you simply don't understand (obviously you have never climbed).

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    3. I'd say the original poster makes a valid point. Why should the citizens of the state where this rock is located be expected to pick up the tab if the climbers are injured or killed?

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    4. Neither of you have a valid point. If climbers are rescued, THEY foot the bill, not the taxpayers. I know this for a fact because I guided in the area and know EXACTLY what the process if for BLM (they manage the land where Fisher Towers are located)



      Until you know what you are talking about please refrain from posting.

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    5. Hey, she can use her Citi card to pay for a rescue. Problem solved.

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    6. It would be a very boring world if we all liked and disliked the very same things. We need more tolerance, compassion, respect, and acceptance in the world today and less arrogance, rudeness, bigotry, negativity and hate. If you don't like the song just say it, but you shouldn't be overly, ridiculously critical of anyone for their singing...hers is Indie. Personally, I like the song. You can decide for yourself what she's singing about. My interpretation is she's singing about all the innocent animals locked up in zoo's and circuses that gained their freedom when someone "left" the gate open..intentionally. The insanity train of animal abuse.

      The singer is LP (her initials), the song is "Into the Wild", the part of the lyrics you hear in the commercial are:
      Somebody left the gate open
      you know we got lost on the way
      Come save us
      A runaway train gone insane.

      The climbers are professionals, Katie Brown and Alex Hannold, and they are climbing Corkscrew Summit of Ancient Art at Fisher Towers in Moab, Utah. It's simply a commercial.

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    7. a commercial that encourages consumer debt and has an unlistenable soundtrack

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  107. I will be seeking medical attention shortly. How else to extract the whining claws on the chalkboard sound from my head?

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  108. I think they are still giving away the live version of that song on her website.

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  109. Somebody loves potatoooooooes!

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  110. So don't begrudge them for taking some money from a
    bank to use their song. Better that letting banks runaway with it all the time!

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  111. that commercial is almost as gag-inducing as the Chase Sapphire adds with the couple spending their points on stupid stuff.

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  112. Why does she climb the rock and then start singing about potatoes? I don't get it but I wish CDs still existed so I could have a Salem style burning of that song. Anything but potatoes. How lame is that?

    The commercial came on *again* while I wrote this!. These networks (CNN) have no sense of mercy.

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    1. It's not about potatoes.


      Burn away. Funny, they did the same thing in a little country called Germany about 70 years ago-- burning books and other stuff that they didn't like....

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    2. Salem is far less trite a reference than Germany. Point goes to the first reply.

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    3. Point awarded wrongly.

      In Salem they also burned people. Someone wants to burn a CD--fine. Just might want to leave the Salem reference out.

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  113. I am cracking up reading some of these comments. My family and I were discussing this tonight at dinner. We were so busy trying to figure out what the lyrics were saying we had trouble remembering what the commercial was actually advertising.

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  114. Yet another non talent singer, singing in and unnatural voice to sell something. Please stop using people with annoying voices. It doesn't make me want to buy...it just makes me want to throw up!

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  115. There really are some bitter people here. Credit cards aren't the root of all evil. If used correctly, they can benefit you. Here's how: spend within your means, pay off your bill every month, collect reward points. The card could be 50% APR and you would never know.

    Also, for the people complaining about the girl wanting to risk her life instead of getting married: did you ever consider that maybe she just wanted to do something they both enjoy rather than spending their money on an engagement ring? Just because they didn't get a ring doesn't mean they aren't getting married and are anti-family.

    Get out and live your life a little. It's easy to complain about how dark the world is when you never open your windows...

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  116. found this since Wikipedia is down. I knew it was potatoes! Thanks!

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    1. It's not potatoes.

      DO not trust Wikipedia for anything. It was created by geeks for geeks, who just copy and paste what they read somewhere else. It is wrong half of the time.

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    2. Having been equally involved in studying history and making history (USMC Osprey pilot, Afghanistan, Iraq), I'd say it's pretty f--ing accurate, and probably the best free resource on the Internet.

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    3. and as a serious student (med) with a ton of science and other subjects under my belt, I've seen it wrong on countless occasions.

      Congrats to your service in Iraq, although I'm not sure what that has to do with judging the accuracy of something that is edited by virtually ANYONE; not academics who have done their homework.

      PS almost ANY college professor would back me up--a lot will specifically tell their students NOT to use Wikipedia/

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  117. Seems like a lot of people here need to get a life. It's a commercial, designed to get your attention with striking scenery. I guided and ran a rescue operation in Moab near were this is located. It's Fisher Towers on Highway 128, voted as the 2nd most scenic drive in the US (hence the reason for the location). BTW, Pacific Coast Highway was number one. I've had a couple of friends that have climbed the formation (route is called Corkscrew on Ancient Arts if I remember).

    My girlfriend and I are both climbers and we don't do it to (a) impress or (b) because we have a death wish. I've met Katie (didn't realize it was her--met he when she was only about 18) and she (like a lot of atheletes) get paid to do what they love. Yes, people do spend money on things like vacations (the commercial)--so what? The commercial is not anti-marriage. It's supposed to be a humorous take on what one girl has in mind "new pair of shows, nylons, and a rock" -- climbing shoes, rope, and the towers.

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    1. We need to get a life but you just commented.

      Ironic. :)

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    2. No irony here-- you need to look up the definition. One is not same as the other.

      I was just reading through the comments surrounding a simple commercial and was amazed at the negative comments. I just felt like commenting.

      Thank you very much but I have a life, which is pretty fantastic.

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    3. so nobody can have a negative opinion without you being "amazed"? You must carry a constantly-overwhelmed brain then. I think it's more amazing that there is one person who actually likes this wailing nonsense. and even more amazing that someone who spouts on about rights in her songs would sell one of them to a debt factory like citibank. You don't have to be a prostitute to be a whore

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    4. You're missing my point. I'm amazed that a simple commercial generated so much reaction. That said, it's one thing to dislike the song (yea, it sort of wails) but another to disparage the idea behind the commercial; climbing, risk taking, the humor.

      You are a self-indicted contradiction in terms. You think I'm overwhelmed because I don't like other people's opinions (not true) but you find it 'amazing that there is one person who actually likes' the song? You're doing the same thing you accused me of doing.

      Amazing.

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  118. I can see defending music. I can see defending rock climbing. But I can't see defending credit cards. They have enslaved a good chunk of the population.

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  119. I love this song. And no, I am neither gay nor a lesbian (as previously insinuated). The song is epic, it feels as if the singer has grasped life by the saddle and is squeezing it for every last drop. It's a truly beautiful, moving song, and I truly pity those whose ears and minds are repulsed by such a beautiful thing.

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    1. It is a sign of true arrogance to pity other's valid opinions. Some people might not like it. It's not your place to decide that for them, though with hyperbole like you use above, I'm sure you assumed the mantle of stewardship of our musical tastes long ago. That's truly a pitiable thing to have done.

      The singer is a rich kid from New York who probably never exercises - maybe you should have a look at her before declaring her levels of squeeziness.

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    2. Why the personal attacks on the singer? Who cares about her weight?

      yes, it is a bit arrogant to pity those who don't like the song but your comments are equally uncalled for.

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  120. I am puzzled by how many people hate this song. It's amazing that we all exist in such different realities. when I hear this song, it is pure bliss. Pure, uninhibited bliss.

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    1. Instead of being puzzled, perhaps you should learn to respect the fact that people might have an opinion that differs from your own. I know quite a lot of people who are very qualified to express opinions on music and they all universally can't stand this song.

      But if you find bliss in it, I applaud your easy transition to that state

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  121. Thank you "Citi", for easily showing just how stupid "city" people are....

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    1. what on earth does that mean? What city people did they show (the climbers weren't)

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  122. I would like to ask a question regarding the gecko Texas dancing tv commercial. I can't hear or understand the last thing the gecko says...he says big steak...big hair and then I can't hear the words.... yes I'm old and my hearing is bad but it's driving me crazy :-) could some help me?

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  123. I mixed the singer in a club in New York a decade ago. She was rude to everyone on the staff, behaving like an entitled spoiled girl who thought the world owed her a career. We were the best live venue on the LES back then, and she never got booked again. I guess daddy'd money can buy you career longevity without needing to be nice. Shriek on, Lesbian Seagull!

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    1. Poor you. The mean old lady wasn't nice to you.

      If you don't like her song fine, but leave out your personal grudge.

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    2. poor you. You have nothing to say. And it's certainly not your place to issue orders on what can be expressed here.

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    3. Poor me? Hardly, and it wasn't an order, but more of a suggestion.

      It's clear that the author of the reply has a personal ("lesbian"--really?) dislike of the girl. What has that to do with whether the song is good or bad?

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  124. I was sure she was singing "Somebody ate potato..."

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    1. I also thought she was singing about a potato! LOL - what are the lyrics?

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  125. Pretty funny comments, good, bad, indifferent. No matter. Everyone is free to like or dislike any sound or idea from anybody. I was curious from the pool commercial, but hearing the complete song at LP's website, I have to agree with the halters. Too much shrieking and whistling for 1the song.

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  126. BAHAHAHAHAHA!! Whoever said it sounds like "Someone get the gay-dar!!.", that's exactly what it sounded like to me, too, and I have lived my entire 41 years in or near Madison, WI. Or maybe it's, "Someone Gloria Gaynor!!.". Either way, yes, it is irritating.

    And say, since when are we allowed to climb up on protected rock formations in national parks?

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    1. Look up the lyrics---you're way off base on the translation (but I admit they are hard to discern)

      Speaking of being off base-- the formations are managed by BLM (part of the Interior Dept) and people are allowed to climb on them within the rules.

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  127. Noooo!!! Bigger! Bigger!!!! :-)

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  128. I think it's pretty much unanimous that citibank are hateful and this song is dreadful. Can we all move along now?

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    1. yeah, but the commercial (hit the mute button) is still pretty cool.

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  129. Meet me at Lilith Fair !!

    Whooooooo

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