Question about backing vocals on 'Tender' outro

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Question about backing vocals on 'Tender' outro

Post by philip » 23 Aug 2020, 14:35

I always thought it was 'Heal me', but Apple Music's lyrics feature uses either 'Kill me' on the album version, or 'Tell me' on the version from The Best Of.

Anyone know what the correct lyric is?

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Re: Question about backing vocals on 'Tender' outro

Post by jonathas » 23 Aug 2020, 18:06

Pretty sure it's 'Heal me', as you suggest.

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Re: Question about backing vocals on 'Tender' outro

Post by semi » 24 Aug 2020, 21:54

I always thought it was "Help me".

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Re: Question about backing vocals on 'Tender' outro

Post by bugman » 25 Aug 2020, 14:09

help me for sure

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Re: Question about backing vocals on 'Tender' outro

Post by stephen » 25 Aug 2020, 15:15

Whenever I've heard Damon sing the outro live it's been 'heal me'

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Re: Question about backing vocals on 'Tender' outro

Post by TristramShandy » 25 Aug 2020, 21:45

"Heal me" would definitely fit more to a gospel song.

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Re: Question about backing vocals on 'Tender' outro

Post by Rubi » 04 Sep 2020, 17:42

semi wrote:
24 Aug 2020, 21:54
I always thought it was "Help me".
Same. He always sings "Help me" live.

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Re: Question about backing vocals on 'Tender' outro

Post by stephen » 07 Sep 2020, 08:02

Rubi wrote:
04 Sep 2020, 17:42
semi wrote:
24 Aug 2020, 21:54
I always thought it was "Help me".
Same. He always sings "Help me" live.
It's heal me https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIxvMXKQv-0&t=4m34s

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Re: Question about backing vocals on 'Tender' outro

Post by semi » 08 Sep 2020, 17:34

stephen wrote:
07 Sep 2020, 08:02
Rubi wrote:
04 Sep 2020, 17:42
semi wrote:
24 Aug 2020, 21:54
I always thought it was "Help me".
Same. He always sings "Help me" live.
It's heal me https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=WIxvMXKQv-0&t=4m34s
I still hear "help". Does he pronounce heal like "/ˈhɛl/" and not "/ˈhiːl/"?

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Re: Question about backing vocals on 'Tender' outro

Post by Rubi » 08 Sep 2020, 21:00

I still hear "help me" as well.

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Re: Question about backing vocals on 'Tender' outro

Post by stephen » 09 Sep 2020, 08:05

Well I guess the mind believes what it wants to believe

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Re: Question about backing vocals on 'Tender' outro

Post by 2020sound » 18 Sep 2020, 17:21

It is certainly "help me". Based on the sound coming out of Damon's mouth, and also his lip and mouth movements.

https://youtu.be/4AqMbI3o7Ps?t=337

https://youtu.be/QiCs-etI63I?t=334

https://youtu.be/759vb5vpM_Q?t=406

So yes, I guess the mind does believe what it wants to believe.

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Re: Question about backing vocals on 'Tender' outro

Post by jonathas » 20 Sep 2020, 17:23

It's 'heal me' in all three of those clips.

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Re: Question about backing vocals on 'Tender' outro

Post by stephen » 21 Sep 2020, 06:06

Yup, thanks for clearing up that they are all 'heal me'

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Re: Question about backing vocals on 'Tender' outro

Post by stephen » 21 Sep 2020, 08:14

Ok I've listened to it a fair few times now...

The top one is the most convincing for 'help me' but I can still hear a bit of heal, it's like heal/p me

The second one is very much more of 'heal me'

And the third sounds the most like 'help me'

I think the argument would be from the line "Someone who can heal my mind" and then it goes from that to 'heal me', also it is a gospel type song, 'heal me' feels more connected. 'help me' sounds a little bit deeper and sinister. I think if you asked Damon he probably wouldn't know himself as his vocals tend to be more of a sound rather than an actual word, so who knows....I've always heard heal me, it makes more sense...but maybe on occasions it's evolved and changed

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