NME review Wild Man: “her strongest single for decades”

That was quick! The NME have reviewed the new single here.

Priya Elan writes: “For those of us who have been secretly longing for a return to the unflinchingly bizarre and Bush’s ability to conjure up strange new worlds, ‘Wild Man’ is a deep joy.”

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8 Responses to NME review Wild Man: “her strongest single for decades”

  1. another swede says:

    I wrote before i had doubts after a few listenings but My God, this is a grower and i fully agree-the best in decades!!!!!!!!!!!!

  2. Rob Hogendoorn says:

    “Uniquely bonkers”! Lovely, though.

    Being a non-native English speaking person, I can’t make out every word. Could anyone post the lyrics, please?

    Rob

  3. Rob Hogendoorn says:

    Here’s my best effort to transcribe the lyrics myself, I hope someone else can correct my mistakes and fill in the blanks…

    “They call you an animal
    The Kanchenjunga demon
    Wild man
    … …. …

    Lying in ?my tent?
    I can hear your cry
    Echoing round the mountain side
    You sound lonely

    While crossing the …
    Something jumped out from the right
    In the … of Garo Hills by Dipu Marak
    We found footprints in the snow

    The schoolmaster of Darjeeling said
    We saw you by the Tenboche Monastery
    You were playing in the snow
    You were banging on the doors
    You climbed up on the roof
    Roof of the world

    They were pulling down up the road to …
    Up and down the mountains

    They want to know you
    They will hunt you down
    Then they will kill you
    Run away, run away
    Run away

    While crossing the ….back
    Something jumped out from the right
    In the … of Garo Hills by Dipu Marak
    We found footprints in the snow

    We found your footprints in the snow
    We brushed them all away

    From the sheperds of Annapurna
    To the Rinpoche of Xinghai
    Sheperds from Mount Kailash to Himachal Pradesh
    Found footprints in the snow

    You’re not a langur monkey,
    Nor a big brown bear
    You’re the wild man
    They say they saw you drowned
    In the wrong … … year

    They want to hunt you down
    You’re not an animal
    The lamas say
    You’re not an animal”

  4. another swede says:

    I do now understand why she wore tibetan dress on the promo-photos from DC.I think she must have had a trip over there as she mentions all these places around and in Tibet

  5. Rob Hogendoorn says:

    Complete, corrected lyrics, as per The Forum:

    “
They call you an animal
    The Kanchenjunga Demon
    Wild man
    Metoh, Kangmi

    Lying in my tent
    I can hear your cry
    Echoing ’round the mountainside
    You sound lonely

    While crossing the Lhakpa La
    Something jumped down from the rocks
    In the remote Garo Hills by Dipu Marak
    We found footprints in the snow

    The schoolmaster of Darjeeling said
    We saw you by the Tengboche monastery
    You were playing in the snow
    You were banging on the doors
    You climbed up on the roof
    Roof of the world
    You were pulling up the rhododendrons
    Loping down the mountains

    They want to know you
    They will hunt you down
    Then they will kill you
    Run away, run away
    Run away

    While crossing the Lhakpa La
    Something jumped down from the rocks
    In the remote Garo Hills by Dipu Marak
    We found footprints in the snow

    We found your footprints in the snow
    We brushed them all away

    From the Sherpas of Annapurna
    To the Rinpoche of Qinghai
    Shepherds from Mount Kailash to Himachal Pradesh
    Found footprints in the snow

    You’re not a langur monkey,
    Nor a big brown bear
    You’re the wild man
    They say they saw you drown
    In the Rongbuk glacier

    They want to hunt you down
    You’re not an animal
    The lamas say
    You’re not an animal”

    • Ephraim Zimbalist says:

      Looks like you’re about spot on there – and you obviously have access to the full track, not just the radio edit I’m listening to. The extra verses add o the sense of the song. Just love the choruses ….

  6. I could be wrong, but it sounds like “They call ‘him’ an animal. Also, Lamas would be capitalised, I think.

  7. Harry Horton says:

    The Disco naivete tumblr web site with the actual long playing version of Wildman has already registered around 5600 hundred plays by early this afternoon, October 11 2011. If that number stayed consistent during the year that would be 1.8 million plays. Its an interesting mark achieved from a web site that is not as promoted and well known as the you tube versions or other music search engines.

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