DJ Shadow - Scale It Back Lyrics




I swear I saw blue light
My feet followed it outside
And I thought I heard someone say
Fly far away
And when you reach up the sky is there

This clueless weather know
We swing the waves, and let it go
Until I heard someone say
Over the rise and beyond
Oh, where you’re reach and knocked over stars

Like light I came from pocket finesse
Every moment I see with eye closed
Take me to places where we can start
Like light I came from pocket finesse, every

Nothing can steal this treasure from us, babe
I’m still in luck– now
Fighting the sounds

Take chances and come closer to me babe
I’m fallin’ out – now





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  1. db60615

    This should've been a worldwide hit. This is the type of music we need mainstream.

  2. Lawrence Grijalva Palmisano

    In a category of its own !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  3. Cyber Unit

    THE DAY OF THE BOSS

    Supremacy is Relative

  4. George Sturges

    where is your 'Video Music Awards' now?!‽ …and it's one take?

  5. Whistler Wade

    Lol, the pet monkey got startled by the cake top falling!

  6. Raúl Rojas

    Esto es el mejor!!! https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=S7IA9Vq8jmA

  7. strawberry fields forever

    My heart beats stronger when I hear it !

  8. Cornbreadddd

    Great...but NOTHING beats the Silkie remix.......

  9. nicolas flamel

    tame impressions ...

  10. Thomas Engel

    anyone actually scaled it back? like slowed it down?

  11. hellakooked

    beautiful

  12. Tkosamja Tosamja

    peace and love

  13. Gabriel Chamon

    how is this not worth of a grammy nomination

  14. Xdd Rfg

    This song cures my depression.

  15. K-Train Music Group

    Uncle Got had a boat, where we're 45, these 7 electro's, in which we're 25, of these 7 parts in it.

  16. Jana P

    This video is pure gold.

  17. M mmm

    I swear I saw blue light
    My feet followed it outside
    And I thought I heard someone say
    Fly far away
    And when you reach up the sky is there

    This clueless weather know
    We swing the waves, and let it go
    Until I heard someone say
    Over the rise and beyond
    Oh, where you’re reach and knocked over stars

    Like light I came from pocket finesse
    Every moment I see with eye closed
    Take me to places where we can start
    Like light I came from pocket finesse, every

    Nothing can steal this treasure from us, babe
    I’m still in luck– now
    Fighting the sounds

    Take chances and come closer to me babe
    I’m fallin’ out – now

  18. Mr Synical

    yes it is, 420

  19. Avalos 408

    Reminds me of astral projection....

  20. d3v1z0r

    im here from teebee

  21. Omar YAHU

    JUST DAMN...

  22. TalkingGecko

    I hate when my humming bird gets eaten by a giant snake who plays a tamborine which launches a parrot who gets a medallion from a sofa where there's a pterodactyl who pushes a shopping cart into an old man who's fighting a street fighter who's pet monkey runs over to a gargoyle which is waving a rolling pin at a pop singer who opens a freezer to reveal a pocket watch for an italian with a viking who does a dance for an eagle owl while my brother uses a staff to knock a crystal ball over to the man in the iron mask who's eating a cake.

  23. Wesley Jackson

    This video is a true work of art.

  24. fandi f rahman

    TIMELESS

  25. Will Van

    The part where the 50s gangster shows the clock to the Asian viking and he starts breakdancing for the owl totally makes sense to me.

  26. bl00dboi

    1:10 is that a morrisons trolley

  27. Gabriel Chamon

    Is that Erin Richards playing the pop singer?

  28. Krezmick

    Yeah it's low budget, but anyone notice it was all one shot and original.

  29. Remey Rune

    People say to listen to this song on drugs, I'm sure the creators did some serious drugs making this video

  30. Kevin Priest

    This was played on @BBC6MUSIC when it was released. Loved it then, still love it.

  31. Melanie Knafla

    Opinions on the lyrics meaning?

  32. firehehe2

    Is that Erin Richards from Gotham playing the pop singer? @2:07

  33. Andrew Edwards

    Perfect

  34. enthusiasticamatuer

    It's such a good pairing, little dragon and Dj shadow have produced some of the most interesting music over the last 10 years

  35. Doy Rayburn

    God I love her voice.

  36. Kevin Garcia

    MY FAVOURITE MOMENT IS AFTER THE WATCH, 2:28 THE DANCE WITH THAT PART OF THE SONG

  37. Kevin Garcia

    BLUE GIRL WAS VERY SERIOUS IN THE ENTIRE VIDEO BUT IN 4:18 SHE SMILE!!!, I LOVE THAT!! (also the viking)

  38. changa bodega

    There are few aproaching the epic mastery in turntablisimness

  39. Androide Decarne

    yukimi Nagano has a beautiful voice.

  40. Travis Canaday

    "...which plays a tambaween..."

  41. kasteman1

    The video is a dream in which, when you wake up, you can only remember about 4-5 still frames from it. Sometimes that's all you ever remember, sometimes details come back randomly for days, months, even years afterward.

    Omar YAHU

    So true

    richard parker

    actually the video is a story that the man in the beggining created in order to memorize a pack of cards. it's called Mnemonics

    Lorie Lopez

    Is that Barbara Kean from Gotham coming down the stairs?

  42. Michelle Renee

    💖💕💖💕

  43. THNK VOID

    So many Little Dragon collabs- someone should make a mix

  44. Frak Beats

    I flipped this track into something more downtempo and jazzy sounding if anybody likes that stuff :)

    https://soundcloud.com/chaotixedm/treasure

    JasonX0659

    Chaotix McKay The beat is so dope it makes me want to break. My personal opinion is that it would be better with some sporadic vocal samples instead of the whole song.

    Cosmetic Illusions

    Nice dude

  45. fourtwentyist

    is this title telling me to turn it down like really?

  46. ady diaz

    So sad that this is the first time I've heard this song! I've been in love with little dragon since day one ❤️

  47. Kelley Parker

    ooh i love thisss

  48. Gitte Bode

    after beyond: ♥

  49. Richard Hannay

    This song is so damn good... One of my most played songs in my iPod...

  50. all the same! iProductions

    can't believe no one's posted the lyrics. I want to like this, but I'm on the fence till I can see the lyrics

    Chet Black

    I swear I saw blue light
    My feet followed it outside
    And I thought I heard someone say
    Fly far away
    And when you reach up the sky is there

    This clueless weather know
    We swing the waves, and let it go
    Until I heard someone say
    Over the rise and beyond
    Oh, where you’re reach and knocked over stars

    Like light I came from pocket finesse
    Every moment I see with eye closed
    Take me to places where we can start
    Like light I came from pocket finesse, every

    Nothing can steal this treasure from us, babe
    I’m still in luck– now
    Fighting the sounds

    Take chances and come closer to me babe
    I’m fallin’ out – now

    all the same! iProductions

    +Chet Black thanks so much. you're reply actually brought me back to this video and on second listen I now can see just how good it is; amazing, in fact! peace

  51. El Pah Antony

    Esta cancion sin lugar a dudas me recuerda una epoca hermosa de mi vida

  52. Lucas James

    OMG I was on set to this music video!! It was filmed in Cardiff in an old store it was part of my work experience!! I also met the lady who came down the escalator! I've been wondering who the DJ was and I finally found him!!!! Nice song 😁

  53. ydrmo

    Listen to thinnen remix

  54. Hansie Cronje

    thanks for a great song, simple pure and true

  55. Pablo Gayón Muris

    Nice video length...

  56. Владимир Дельдюгинов

    WTF Man!!

  57. Sandy Green

    Ugh this song is so fucking beautiful

  58. Louise Barton

    Beautiful voice yakumi great collaberation

  59. Randy Sulei

    Thank you Philly

  60. imyour kusha

    Super duuuuper,

  61. john ebags

    Its nice to listen to something other than the shit that's on mainstream radio.

    Vonjela

    It's great to listen to this after I Gotta Rokk...

    dan32113

    BBC6 is mainstream radio, they have a festival. There is more music than ever!

    Drew Ramey

    Mainstream radio is trash but there's much to be found underground

  62. Renee Mitchell

    Awesome. I loved it immediately!

  63. w morrell

    how do people not like the video, this video is fuckin awesome

    Emily Hardy

    it's my favorite music video ever

  64. FireLordCanti

    That was awesome. I remember watching a documentary about that guy with incredible memory.

  65. ken of the andler

    cristo.

  66. Faaip Deoiad

    Shadow is an under rated talent .....

  67. Sherjeel Ahmed

    Brilliant song but an absolutely appalling video. What a waste of an opportunity by the director. How on earth could DJ Shadow have approved this???

    noobishmacgaming

    It takes a fair amount of directing skill to plan and shoot an unedited single run like this.

  68. 3lrancho

    those 80 ppl need to realize that they don't know music.

  69. MONAL SYMPATHETIC

    shadows always #1

  70. Mema Sifa

    I need see no more things, I have now seen it all. Love it xx

  71. Jane Doe

    Little dragon&DjShadow insieme <3

  72. Kevin Oulahan

    I know you watched this shit Mehashi. And you liked it.

  73. Aksel Coe

    Stanton Moore on drums

  74. libra085

    This video reminds me of Birdman: Virtue Of Ignorance especially when I saw that owl @ 2:50. That was like a confirmation, kind of. The ending was perfect to top it all off with the cake about to rip completely.

  75. joe capizzo

    this vid is a lil creepy lol

  76. Matt G

    Excellent song, horrible video.

  77. phil uk

    omg! i like this girls voice..

    Bushido Brown

    phil uk That ain’t no girl. THAT’S A WOMAN!

  78. Gabo Zuniga

    nothing like the original :D

  79. Thaddeus Bach

    Beautiful

  80. Alex Torres

    Listen to this when coming down from acid

    HARDKNOCKS SCP

    +Alex Torres Shi caiñal lo sabesh

    Faaip Deoiad

    +Alex Torres
    Listen to it when you have a head full of freshly vaped indica that has already loosened the screws in your head.
    This tune lifts it off and gently guides it through the cannabis fluffy little clouds .
    MMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMMM...... sweat and warm !

  81. captainkenno

    Awesome track with beautiful vocals well worth a place in any music collection! PS if you read this and do not know about the remix comp which inspired some amazing tracks as well? You do now! thank you DJ shadow.

  82. calebmalkavian

    great song!!

  83. partrobot

    my favorite song/video.  a shame it isnt more popular

    Natasha Shefras

    Definitely isn't a shame, if the song was more popular then it would be played everywhere and it would lose its uniqueness.

  84. Temparnillo69

    Thanks Tommy. Always will think of you when I hear this. 😃❤️

  85. MARTA CORO

    A mi también me parece increíble este tema...

  86. Dontbfooled Haha

    Amazing song stupid video!

    payaso uno

    ITS ACTUALLY NOT STUPID IF YOU KNOW THE STORY

  87. Tomas

    Was this song in a movie or something? So familiar....

  88. dylanisco0l

    is this a perfect song?

    Catalin Ion

    One of them, at least

    Brandon Grotha

    I think we all know it is

    Facundo Leyria

    yes, si

    George Sturges

    it's exactly 4:20... an editor had a laugh... ...and it's one take...

  89. Adrian Sanchez

    Buena cancion buena voz de yukimi

  90. Adrian Sanchez

    Buena cancion buena voz de yukimi

  91. the beyonder

    Greatness ...

  92. peliROJO

    Yukimi Nagano has such a beautiful voice. I'm so glad I found this song with her.

  93. Matt D

    Love the song and the video! Can't get enough of it

  94. kevin mccann

    Wasnt sure at first for a shadow track, but im hooked now, nice and mellow.

  95. kevin mccann

    Wasnt sure at first for a shadow track, but im hooked now, nice and mellow.

  96. TheCausation

    check out the Thinnen remix- amazing

  97. Dzheep

    Nice song. Terrible video. First, the lighting was so bad i could barely make anything out. 2nd, why black puppeteers aginst a white background? 3rd, this kind of utterly random Rube Goldberg thing has been SO done to death.

    Ocelot

    I think the video was made specifically so that you wouldn't understand it.

    Moonv Sam

    Didnt you listen in the beginning? 

    Regular Person

    Unfortunately, there are haters everywhere...

    john ebags

    That's made me laugh,what a good reply.

    JasonX0659

    @john ebags I've gotta agree with the guy. They could've found a much better Chun Li cosplayer! I have a friend that could've killed that part and brought her own costume as well!

  98. SuperAdamMan64

    THIS is how you do a music video.