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Tame Impala – Half Full Glass Of Wine

Tame Impala - Half Full Glass Of Wine

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Tame Impala - Half Full Glass Of Wine

Song

"Half Full Glass of Wine" is a song by Tame Impala, released in 2008 on their self-titled debut EP. The song was later featured in the end credits for the show Entourage, season 7, episode 3 on July 18, 2010. "Half Full Glass of Wine" came in at number 75 in the Triple J Hottest 100 in 2008.

Composition

"Half Full Glass of Wine" was written by Kevin Parker in the key of C Minor in a 4/4 time signature.

It begins with hi-hats setting the tempo and rhythm, before an overdriven electric guitar riff comes in. The tempo is then gradually slowed down, rallentando. Main guitar riff then comes in, which is a C minor pentatonic blues riff, and the bass guitar doubles it.

The first verse features a call and response effect where the vocals are backed only by a bass guitar rhythmically playing the C root note. After the vocal line, the full band come in and play the first half of the guitar riff. This happens two times, and then the next line has a variation of the main guitar riff, played higher on the fretboard after the vocal line is sung. Last vocal line of the verse is backed by loud strumming of an F5 power chord.

The pre-chorus has the first part of the main riff played again, and then it goes quiet with the bass rhythmically playing the C root note and quiet drums keeping time with Parker's vocals over the top. The F5 power chord comes back again and the main riff is played twice.

Chorus has an almost 12 bar blues structure, but put into a rock context, using G5, F5 and Bb5 power chords.

The verse, pre-chorus, chorus format returns once again, with the pre-chorus extended with quiet guitar fills in the background.

bridge comes in with a C5, Eb5, Bb5, G5 power chord progression. After a few repeats, a simple guitar solo in the C minor pentatonic scale is played over the top, then the band stops and an extended drum solo is played in the outro before trailing off.

Music video

Frames from the music video for "Half Full Glass of Wine"

The music video for "Half Full Glass of Wine" was made by New Zealand studio Special Problems. It features shots of the band that have been edited into various colourful and psychedelic animated sequences.

Live performances

"Half Full Glass of Wine" has been played since 2008, and has been a staple of their set, being featured in almost every concert that Tame Impala have played since.

Live, Tame Impala extend the song to more than twice its original length (sometimes even going to over 12 minutes) and include extensive improvised jamming in the middle of the song between the second chorus and bridge, and recently have turned the jam into a space rock section with experimentation with effects pedal and guitar tones.


Album

Tame Impala is the second extended play (EP) by Australian musical project Tame Impala, released on 11 October 2008 by Modular Recordings. It reached number 1 on the Australian Independent Record Labels (AIR) Chart and number 10 on the ARIA Physical Singles Chart.

Three singles were released from the EP: "Desire Be Desire Go", "Half Full Glass of Wine" and "Skeleton Tiger". All three received national radio airplay on the Triple J network. "Half Full Glass of Wine" reached number 75 on the Triple J Hottest 100.

The song is also featured on the Hottest 100 compilation CD/DVD. It was reissued in 2013 as part of the Record Store Day with the track "Wander" making its first appearance on vinyl.


Artist

Tame Impala sono un gruppo musicale formatosi a Perth, in Australia. Il gruppo è sostanzialmente il progetto solista del chitarrista e cantante Kevin Parker, che produce, suona e arrangia ogni album.

Il loro nome è collegato all'impala, un'antilope di medie dimensioni che vive in Africa. La band, nel cui sound si ritrovano numerose influenze, si definisce come «rock band hypno groove dal continuo fluire psichedelico che enfatizza una melodia onirica».

Video

Lyrics

Said you wouldn't be home late tonight

I gave up waiting at seventeen past midnight

Now my only company's a half full glass of wine

Leave me no choice but to plot my revenge
You leave me no choice but to plot my revenge

It's been so long
Since I've held your hand
You don't know how hard it can be

Thank God that I've been blessed with a patient mind

Cause' what I want to happen won't happen in a very long time

Now my only company's a half full glass of wine

Leave me no choice but to plot my revenge

It's been so long
Since I've held your hand
You don't know how hard it can be
You don't know how hard it can be

Testo

Ho detto che non saresti a casa tardi stasera

Ho rinunciato ad aspettare a mezzanotte e diciassette

Ora la mia unica azienda è un bicchiere di vino mezzo pieno

Non lasciarmi altra scelta che tramare la mia vendetta
Non mi lasci altra scelta che tramare la mia vendetta

È passato così tanto
Da quando ti ho tenuto per mano
Non sai quanto possa essere difficile

Grazie a Dio sono stato benedetto con una mente paziente

Perché quello che voglio che accada non accadrà per molto tempo

Ora la mia unica azienda è un bicchiere di vino mezzo pieno

Non lasciarmi altra scelta che tramare la mia vendetta

È passato così tanto
Da quando ti ho tenuto per mano
Non sai quanto possa essere difficile
Non sai quanto possa essere difficile




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