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Gimme Sympathy

From the Album Fantasies
April 14, 2009 | Format: MP3

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Product Details

  • Original Release Date: April 14, 2009
  • Release Date: April 14, 2009
  • Label: Metric Music International
  • Copyright: 2012 Metric Music International
  • Duration: 3:54 minutes
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  • ASIN: B003UHIHBE
  • Average Customer Review: 4.2 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (98 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #9 Free in Songs (See Top 100 Free in Songs)

Customer Reviews

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9 of 10 people found the following review helpful By R. Shah on November 4, 2010
I have never heard of this band. As this was free, I was like, "What the heck, let me try". They turned out to be quite impressive. This was a great introduction. This song would make me want to learn more about the band. The song is fast pace and very rhythmic.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By Lynn TOP 500 REVIEWERVINE VOICE on December 14, 2010
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I never heard of Metric before. Gimme Sympathy was offered as a free download. I enjoyed the preview, & downloaded the song. Gimme Sympathy is a happy, catchy tune. I usually listen to it about 3 times in a row before I grow tired of it. I plan on previewing the rest of the album.
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3 of 3 people found the following review helpful By George A on November 11, 2010
I've been following Metric for quite some time now, and the Fantasies album's yet another hit. Gimme Sympathy drew me right in. I'd recommend you all to get this album, and also check out Old World Underground.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By RecklessDreams on November 7, 2013
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This song is absolutely amazing! I can't stop listening to it. A very catchy and and enjoyable song. Would pay for it if it cost money. A very retro and original feel. Totally worth the free price tag.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By TheOneAndOnlyMe on August 20, 2013
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One of my all-time favorites! This song is so unique, an unusual tempo and funky lyrics A perfect free song by a great group.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Brian Dettmann on March 3, 2014
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The music really sticks with you and the vocals match it very nicely. I like the Beatles and Rolling Stone references.
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2 of 2 people found the following review helpful By Audrey Timms on May 3, 2014
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This song is one of my favorites from Metric. I hope more people listen to this music because its amazing.
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The track, from Metric, which I heard first cruising the downtown rough-tumble streets on the 'East Shore' of my homestate capital, will not exactly remind me of good times! It reminded me with wistful acknowledgement that others' good times were rollin`, and I was watching/ listening from afar.

For some reason, this single to my mind sounded similar to the K$sha songs that were also big at this time. I remember, it was a cold winter. As, I believe, on the record books also, it was a cold winter. Anything outside the sphere of immediate domestic fires seemed a cold unbearable place, where all the loners banged around, alone. I prided myself on fierce independence, but it wasn't getting me far enough! Maybe all of us 'culture-makers' were stuck in our cars, isolated, listening to this :}

This track resonates with me, but the lyrics take longer to make sense. Is it another she is singing to, maybe some dude's band, who she feels has started to try for straight heavy Rolling Stones for immediate gratification, instead of crafting careful lyrics which are perhaps better prescribed for these times. She says,
You're gonna make mistakes, you know/
Come on, baby, play me something like, 'Here Comes the Sun' ...
(In other words, 'Please! Just play something kind! Something gentle! Who cares if you feel silly!')

One thing doesn't strike true: the Beatles weren't necessarily considered straight-laced or 'safe,' even in their early days. This is forgotten, often!

We're so close ..to something better left undone/ We're so close... I can feel it in my bones --

So, she feels she can, and must, stop the bad direction music is going --- hmm.....!
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