Somebody's Trying to Tell Me Something

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"Somebody's Trying to Tell Me Something"
Song by Midnight Oil
from the album 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1
Released 1982
Genre Rock
Length 4:00+
Label Columbia Records
Songwriter(s) Garrett, Gifford, Hirst, Moginie, Rotsey
Producer(s) Midnight Oil, Nick Launay
10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 track listing
  1. Outside World
  2. Only the Strong
  3. Short Memory
  4. Read about It
  5. Scream in Blue
  6. US Forces
  7. Power and the Passion
  8. Maralinga
  9. Tin-legs and Tin Mines
  10. Somebody's Trying to Tell Me Something

"Somebody's Trying to Tell Me Something" is a song by Midnight Oil drawn from their 1982 studio effort 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1. The song more or less disappeared after the tour for the album ensued. It was performed on May 18, 2017 at the Vic Theatre in Chicago, IL USA on The Great Circle tour, when the band played 10, 9, 8, 7, 6, 5, 4, 3, 2, 1 in full.

Run-out groove[edit]

The song is noteworthy on vinyl versions for its use of the run-out groove. This was one of the few times in popular music overall, certainly in Australian music, that this was done. The final scream of "breaking me down" is held on the run-out groove, so it appears to go on forever.

Since this could not be re-created on the CD, the vocal was held for about 40 seconds and faded out.

It should also be noted that this use of run-out groove did not appear on all vinyl versions.

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