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Elbow — The Loneliness of a Tower Crane Driver
Album: The Seldom Seen Kid
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Released: 2008
Length: 5:02
Plays (last 30 days): 1
Got to get out of TV
Just pick a point and go
The ticker tape tangles my feet
As I search for a face that I know

Come on, tower crane driver
There's not so far to go

I must have been working the ropes
When your hand slipped from mine
Now I live off the mirrors and smoke
It's a joke, a fix, a lie

Come on, tower crane driver
Oh so far to fall

Send up a prayer in my name
Just the same
They say I'm on top of my game
Gentle gentle love
Send up a prayer in my name
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 mattg wrote:

This live version is a stunner...
www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLdylzLyiDA



That whole concert is amazing but this song justifies the entire thing.  If you don't get chills when he gets to "send up a prayer in my name" at the 3:38 mark of this video, call your doctor immediately.
 Phlegmaticman wrote:

I need to dig out this classic album and give it a listen all the way through.




very well worth the listen!
Powerful stuff - I have a love hate relationship with elbow but this is fantastic work.
Amazing to think that 10 years have passed since the first time I heard Elbow on RP.   Great stuff.
one of my favorite Elbow tunes 
Thank you for playing more Elbow! Love it!
So beautiful song and very good players
I need to dig out this classic album and give it a listen all the way through.
Awesome song title. How do people come up with this stuff?
I like Elbow, lots...but holy moly those are some pretty inscrutable lyrics...like what?...
Huh, would have bet my lunch money it was Peter Gabriel
This live version is a stunner...
www.youtube.com/watch?v=iLdylzLyiDA
Top tune, play it already!