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Elbow — One Day Like This
Album: The Seldom Seen Kid
Avg rating:
7.5

Your rating:
Total ratings: 3244









Released: 2008
Length: 6:25
Plays (last 30 days): 3
Drinking in the morning sun
Blinking in the morning sun
Shaking off a heavy one
Heavy like a loaded gun

What made me behave that way?
Using words I never say
I can only think it must be love
Oh anyway, it's looking like a beautiful day

Someone tell me how I feel
It's silly wrong, but vivid right
Oh, kiss me like a final meal
Yeah, kiss me like we die tonight

'Cause holy cow, I love your eyes
And only now I see the light
Yeah, lying with you half awake
Oh, anyway, it's looking like a beautiful day

When my face is chamois creased
If you think I wink, I did
Laugh politely at repeats
Yeah, kiss me when my lips are thin

'Cause holy cow, I love your eyes
And only now I see the light
Yeah, lying with you half awake
Stumbling over what to say
Well, anyway, it's looking like a beautiful day

So throw those curtains wide
One day like this a year would see me right
Throw those curtains wide
One day like this a year would see me right

Throw those curtains wide
One day like this a year would see me right
Throw those curtains wide
One day like this a year would see me right for life

Throw those curtains wide '' 'Cause holy cow, I love your eyes''
One day like this a year would see me right ''And only now I see the light''
Throw those curtains wide '' 'Cause holy cow, I love your eyes''
One day like this a year would see me right ''And only now I see the light''

Throw those curtains wide
One day like this a year would see me right
Throw those curtains wide
One day like this a year would see me right

Throw those curtains wide
One day like this a year would see me right
Throw those curtains wide
One day like this a year would see me right

Throw those curtains wide
One day like this a year would see me right
Throw those curtains wide
One day like this a year would see me right

Throw those curtains wide
One day like this a year would see me right
Throw those curtains wide
One day like this a year would see me right
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This is a really beautifully crafted piece of music that always catches me off guard. The instrumental part is remarkably in sync with the emotions in the words. Being high may increase the extent of my discernment, but not the underlying truth.
here we go......
another "anthem" by Elbow
very mediocre, very repetitive, very , very , very , very not my cup of tea
The Youtube video with the sign guy matches this song perfect.
This playlist is driving away my Monday morning blues on a wet cold day in the UK. Thank you Bill.
 macadavy wrote:

Not just the west coast but right 'round the world!  RP used to have a world map showing who was listening where.  I miss it!
 
I was just looking around the site for that map yesterday...  it'd been a few years since i looked for it... when did it vanish?
God, what a stunningly gorgeous song! Can't thank Bill and Rebecca enough for turning us onto this and so much deeply meaningful and moving music.
I don't know if anyone else noticed this, if it's below in previous comments.  About these two tracks -- Love Yourself by Boxer Rebellion and Elbow One Day Like This.  But the cover art of Boxer Rebellion is a photo of a curtain wide, and One Day Like This has the lyrics. Throw those curtains wide.  

I'm preaching to the choir.  Or not saying anything not seen by someone else. 
But umm, is this kind of epiphany, however small, possible anywhere else? 
Always makes me smile when I hear this song come on.
Beautiful.
Thanks Bill.
 macadavy wrote:

Not just the west coast but right 'round the world!  RP used to have a world map showing who was listening where.  I miss it!
 

Still there...
https://radioparadise.com/info/member-info
 ick wrote:
Bill is contributing to the mental health of us all on the west coast... really great couple of tunes to start the morning with by Vivaldi and Elbow.  Thanks Bill!
 
Not just the west coast but right 'round the world!  RP used to have a world map showing who was listening where.  I miss it!
I came 27 years late to Elbow; only introduced when Little Fictions came out (also when I was introduced to RP *smile*). How I missed the first six albums is beyond me. Absolutely blown away by these gentlemen. Guy Garvey's humour and romance and deep awareness of Life's textures and details combined with the entire band's impeccable musical chops. Aural food of the gods.
The YouTube video for this song with the guy spinning the advertising sign for new condos is great
LOVE THIS!!!
I'm bumping Elbow up to nine on this one. (Ouch!)
If you're considering seeing Elbow live, definitely do it.  They are awesome.
Also, just a heads up: this one is the sing-along one.  Know the words to this one.
the lyric feature is great... today's the first day in 10 years i know what the words to this song are. 
This brings back memories from the Pyramid Stage at Glastonbury.  Outstanding.
Listened to this over and over in the car on my way to see my baby son the morning after he was born. It was a beautiful late summer day and the stereo was cranked way up.

Always brings a tear to my eye for that reason: loved the song before, anyway. 10/10
 TreborG2 wrote:
One of *THE BEST* versions of this song ..

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/xb5u9b

if you look around Youtube & the netw you should be able to find the full concert in better quality and proper video aspect ratio ..

Its Live with the BBC Concert Orchestra and really is just excellent.
 
Thanks for sharing that :)

Oh what a morning – it’s gonna be a wonderful day. With music like this you can’t go wrong. Maybe I will listen to “and she was” and “sweet Melissa” too on this wonderful day baby
The more I listen, the more I love Elbow, and their grandiose, lyrical, sweet and altogether human song cycles. Bump to an 8 from Raleigh-town, currently in New Hampshire.
One of *THE BEST* versions of this song ..

https://www.dailymotion.com/video/xb5u9b

if you look around Youtube & the netw you should be able to find the full concert in better quality and proper video aspect ratio ..

Its Live with the BBC Concert Orchestra and really is just excellent.
Good Monday Morning song...
thanks Bill
One of my RP favourites {#Yes}
why yes,
it is
looking
like
a beautiful
day
{#Dancingbanana_2}
So good!  Haters gonna hate, the rest are going to have a beautiful day. 
Only 5 (My lowest) so I PSD
 Webfoot wrote:

At 7.5, not likely.

 
you tell him, Webfoot!  Heck, even if it avg'd at 6.5, also not likely. 

Go Dawgs!!  {#Devil_pimp}

God Damn   I hate songs that repeat shit  over and over!
 maboleth wrote:
I always imagine 50 year old fat man singing this.

 
No, Guy just turned 44.
 redmachine wrote:
Ugh. Please stop playing this rubbish.

 
At 7.5, not likely.
I always imagine 50 year old fat man singing this.
the melody, the violins, his voice - what a magnificient song....
 Deadwing wrote:
Guy Garvey is the sexiest man that ever took breath (because that brain, not that beer gut). J'adore.
 
Love this one        {#Cheers}

 
As the character Phillip Marlow in The Singing Dective says, "What's the loveliest word in the English language, officer? In the sound it makes in the mouth? In the shape it makes on the page? E-L-B-O-W."
Stunning and beautiful! 
 Deadwing wrote:
Guy Garvey is the sexiest man that ever took breath (because that brain, not that beer gut). J'adore.
 
Love this one        {#Cheers}

 
Damn!  As I was reading your comment I was thinking there was a chance for me after all until you got to the beer gut part.
Guy Garvey is the sexiest man that ever took breath (because that brain, not that beer gut). J'adore.
 
Love this one        {#Cheers}
Saw them do this in Oakland last week. (2nd time)
Always worth it.

When my face is chamois creased
If you think I winked, I did.
Laugh politely at repeats.
Kiss me when my lips are thin.
Only a 5 for me  
I will PSD away
 Hannio wrote:
I really can't think of anything more sickeningly saccharine sweet than this song.  Good Ship Lollipop, maybe.

 
I like sugary pop songs.
Better than something uplifting... like the blues?
Ugh. Please stop playing this rubbish.
 GuiltyFeat wrote:
Stop whatever you're doing. 

Clutch your headphones closer to let the music enter your skull without any impediment.

Throw those curtains wide.

Melt. 

 
Yup! Not too mention the London Olympics in 2012...they were playing this as the athletes entered the stadium, not by countries, but just a fellow citizens of the planet. Just too damn good!

Eclectic he said !

Jun 28 - 1:54 pm Elbow — One Day Like This 2008
Jun 28 - 1:51 pm Rachel Podger — Vivaldi - Allegro, Concerto in G Major, Op 4 No 3 2003
Jun 28 - 1:47 pm Porcupine Tree — Stranger By The Minute 1999
Jun 28 - 1:38 pm Deadmau5 — The Veldt 2014

Wow thanks for all these discovery and great songs /music


Stop whatever you're doing. 

Clutch your headphones closer to let the music enter your skull without any impediment.

Throw those curtains wide.

Melt. 
 jademon wrote:
This is my favourite song with the words 'holy cow' in it.

 
{#Lol} I suppose I could say the same even though I just downgraded my rating.
This is my favourite song with the words 'holy cow' in it.
Like this. Sounds like Sting but better.
Great studio working song - up to full volume....I could make glass panels all day to this!!
 Michael_Dean wrote:
Take ski lift to the top, in the Spring, Summer or Autumn, put "One Day Like This" on the headphones and ride the mountain bike down the manicured trails.... sublime!  One day like this a year would see me right.

Music to mountain bike down the mountain... rinse and repeat, Holy Cow!

 
Snowboard down even better
Ditto from me, Bill. I'd not have found Elbow without RP.

Ahnyer_Keester wrote:
For some reason, I only had this at an 8. Bumped to a 9.

Thank you Bill, for introducing me to Elbow.  

 


 Steely_D wrote:

Agreed - but I always jump from this to watching the iTunes live version, which is truly an 11, especially when he sings "If you think I winked I did" and the cute violinist notices the camera on her, and winks.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gte2xwXVFbs 

 
Thanks for sharing. One Song Like This fixes your day.
For some reason, I only had this at an 8. Bumped to a 9.

Thank you Bill, for introducing me to Elbow.  
Take ski lift to the top, in the Spring, Summer or Autumn, put "One Day Like This" on the headphones and ride the mountain bike down the manicured trails.... sublime!  One day like this a year would see me right.

Music to mountain bike down the mountain... rinse and repeat, Holy Cow!
I really can't think of anything more sickeningly saccharine sweet than this song.  Good Ship Lollipop, maybe.
 Sbed wrote:

same thing here, there is something sacred in this song that touches your soul.

 
Agreed - but I always jump from this to watching the iTunes live version, which is truly an 11, especially when he sings "If you think I winked I did" and the cute violinist notices the camera on her, and winks.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gte2xwXVFbs 
 ronniegirl wrote:
Still takes me to a happy place after all these years. 

 
same thing here, there is something sacred in this song that touches your soul.
Why doesn't the rating scale go to eleven? I need to bump this up just one more.
 
holy cow (bell  : ) love this song
Makes me think of the Beatles when I hear the strings....
Still takes me to a happy place after all these years. 
great trail running song
 Steely_D wrote:

Or devout Hindus.

 
Or Vegans.

signed: Frank Lee, my dear. 
 Proclivities wrote:

It probably only offends atheist dairy farmers.

 
Or devout Hindus.
 DavidS_UK wrote:

OMG you want to use that over used and over hyped phrase that can also be unacceptable to some people?  Holy Cow works so much better and offends no one beyond dairy farmers perhaps!

 
It probably only offends atheist dairy farmers.
Nice seg from the Vivaldi!
great song  ; )
Nice segue from vivaldi to Elbow!
 wgsu_1978 wrote:
Sting meets Burton Cummings. Plodding orchestration kills it for me.
Reading the lyrics didn't help. "Holy cow"?? Did the record company make them change it from "Holy something else"?
"Oh my God" has the same number of syllables and would have been 1000% better.

 
OMG you want to use that over used and over hyped phrase that can also be unacceptable to some people?  Holy Cow works so much better and offends no one beyond dairy farmers perhaps!
 Imkirok wrote:
I've always liked this tune, but never really listened carefully to the words.  Just read the lyrics.  Wow, what a beautiful song it is.

 
Elbow delivers on every song. Their stuff is so fragile and delicately beautiful, heartfelt and bittersweet. Love love love this band!

{#Sunny} 
 wgsu_1978 wrote:
Sting meets Burton Cummings. Plodding orchestration kills it for me.
Reading the lyrics didn't help. "Holy cow"?? Did the record company make them change it from "Holy something else"?
"Oh my God" has the same number of syllables and would have been 1000% better.

 
I disagree. Never been a massive fan of this tune but I do like that lyric. It capture's something that "Oh my God" wouldn't, like something cute you'd say to a lover.
 Webfoot wrote:
Nice transition from Vivaldi!

 
Indeed!     {#Cheers}
Nice transition from Vivaldi!
I've always liked this tune, but never really listened carefully to the words.  Just read the lyrics.  Wow, what a beautiful song it is.
Thanks Bill. You just made my day.


{#Daisy}
love this tune...
Sting meets Burton Cummings. Plodding orchestration kills it for me.
Reading the lyrics didn't help. "Holy cow"?? Did the record company make them change it from "Holy something else"?
"Oh my God" has the same number of syllables and would have been 1000% better.
Glorious :)
 
 jchrise wrote:
Holy Cow, these must be the strangest lyrics ever. Just when I thought Cold Play's lyrics claimed that title.

But the tune completely makes up for it!

 
I think it's about waking up, realizing that today's special - last night was the beginning of something special. It seems to be love. And one great day like this is about all we can ask for.

Sun, cup of coffee, morning paper, nothing on the agenda, sharing it with someone's who's as enamored with you as you are with them. This days happen, but not often enough.

And yes, it's a sing along. I despise the current wave of OH-OH-OH songs with the singalong parts built right in. But this - this is special. 

{#Good-vibes} 
Back to the chorus-line, suitable for choreograph/dance troupe, stage musical productions. I'm truly baffled.
 electronicthroat wrote:
Hate this song.

 
Don't be hating!
what a great segue again by Bill from the strings of Vivaldi's piece to the opening strings of this piece....  just love it!
Holy Cow, these must be the strangest lyrics ever. Just when I thought Cold Play's lyrics claimed that title.

But the tune completely makes up for it!
Holy Cow, I love this song, especially because of my valentine  {#Kiss}  Happy Valentine's Day!
 Sloggydog wrote:
Hhhmmm.  Elbow continue to upset my ulnar nerve.

 
 

 
Hate this song.

Most Excellent. I don't usually like a sappy song, but I'm a sucker for this one.


So few songs can insert "Holy cow" in a prominent place in their chorus and get away with it, but this is one of 'em.
Yeah!! love this song......about the joy of love and life and sunshine gives me goosebumps !!
Always a grand finish to their shows.
This is such a nice tune about waking up, happy, in love.

Make it through this to the 2:35 mark, where he sings about getting old together:

When my face is chamois-creased
If you think I wink, I did
Laugh politely at repeats
Yeah, kiss me when my lips are thin

'Cause holy cow, I love your eyes
And only now I see the light
Yeah, lying with you half awake
Stumbling over what to say
Well, anyway, it's looking like a beautiful day


 
 pankman wrote:
sounds like a christmas song

 
{#Roflol}
sounds like a christmas song
 GTT wrote:
Elbow sounds better every time I hear them, and this has been going on for a year now.

I keep trying...  sound very ordinary, so far.


Out-freaking-standing!
love this song 
Elbow sounds better every time I hear them, and this has been going on for a year now.
And now the sun's come out...
Every time I hear this, I smile
LOVE THIS SONG!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

{#Bananasplit}{#Bananasplit}{#Bananasplit}{#Bananasplit}{#Bananasplit}{#Bananasplit}{#Bananasplit}{#Bananasplit}{#Bananasplit}{#Bananasplit}
awwww...my favorite song by my favorite band on my birthday. Thanks Bill!
The voice... Love this group even though their lyrics can have a dark edge.
God I love this band
A bit too repetitious for too long.
Peter Gabriel's clone singing?  What a cool song.  Play it again.  
..... just wonderful - superb vocalist and is up there with Mr Gabriel in my books
 Sasha2001 wrote:
Somewhere a romantic weepy starring Rachel McAdam is playing this song in the background as the credits role. Critics will skewer the film as uninspired and formulaic, but audiences filled with 18-35 year-old girls will flood the theaters with their intrepid dates.

Yes, putting bands i cant stand into little boxes of judgement has been the currency of hipster douches and people like me since 1986.
 
{#Stop}  Hey, I am OK with that, but please not this song!  I like it.  {#Lol}{#Whipit}
Somewhere a romantic weepy starring Rachel McAdam is playing this song in the background as the credits role. Critics will skewer the film as uninspired and formulaic, but audiences filled with 18-35 year-old girls will flood the theaters with their intrepid dates.

Yes, putting bands i cant stand into little boxes of judgement has been the currency of hipster douches and people like me since 1986.
I can't help it. I just like Elbow. And, by the way, this is entirely Radio Paradise's fault.
another song that I can't shake out of my head...I hope to never hear it again
Superb, yet another great band from England.
 danmalkin wrote:
Magnificent!! sat on a cold winters day on a cold rail construction site, sun through the window listening to this!!! A smile!

 
Great Image, great comment, great band. Thanks
It's just one of those timeless classics that you'll never grow tired of. One of my favourite bands. Up there with the best for creativity, musicianship, raw talent, brilliance. Now to buy the new album ...
Just wonderful.
Magnificent!! sat on a cold winters day on a cold rail construction site, sun through the window listening to this!!! A smile!
The more hear it, the more welcome it sounds...  
most excellant tune, the words and feelings of a lucky fella!
I often rant about bands that are blatantly mimicking sounds from the 60's or 70's (my epoch). Well, I suppose  we all stand on the shoulders of giants...  These guys have a decent sound somehow all their own.  You gotta give it up for a great song, well sung, beautifully produced and recorded. This is it - raised from 3 to 7. Very sweet.