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Elbow — Powder Blue
Album: Asleep in the Back
Avg rating:
5.9

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Total ratings: 72









Released: 2002
Length: 4:21
Plays (last 30 days): 0
Your eyes are just like black spiders
Your hair and dress in ribbons
Babycakes
In despair or incoherent, nothing in between
China white, my bride tonight
Smiling on the tiles

Bring that minute back
We never get so close as when the sunward flight begins
I share it all with you
Powder blue, oh

Stumble through the crowds together
They're trying to ignore us
That's okay
I'm proud to be the one you hold when the shakes begin
Sallow-skinned, starry-eyed
Blessed in our sin

Bring that minute back
We never get so close to death, makes you so alive
I share it all with you
Powder blue, oh
Yeah, yeah
Hey, yeah

Hey, yeah

Bring that minute back
We'll never get so close as when the sunward flight begins
I share it all with you
Powder blue, oh
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Why only a rating of 5.8?
Have no use for men singing falsetto. Never saw the point of it. Women and boys do that so much better. If you have a man, let him sing like a man. This grates on my nerves. I never understood the term \"shoegazer\" before, but now I get it. I do not want to gaze at shoes. I can\'t tell whether this \"singer\" is in agony or ecstasy, but I am in nausea. And now to top it off, there are horns wailing in the background. Thanks for stopping.
Bliss. And if you\'ve ever been where they\'re talking about you would be as full of gratitude for the elegy as I am... :hug: :wave: :notworthy: And you who want to hammer your nuts, go for it, you might just hit a similar peak. :bounce:
Is this yet another shoe-gazer band? Curse you, Thom Yorke!
Originally Posted by rmurray248: I'd rather be hit in the nutsack with a hammer - twice
Perhaps that's what happened to this chap, thus this song.... :rolleyes:
\"Any day now...how\'s about...getting out of this place...anyways...got a lot a spare time.....\" It almost works!
This is way different than \"Independent Woman,\" which I heard on a website. It does sound like Coldplay a bit though. I\'m anticipating the segue into Pink Floyd...
Well, did this come out before or after Coldplay hit it big? Are you sure this isn\'t Coldplay?
They sound very much like Coldplay. Depressing...I like that. Let's hear it for depressing. (Seriously.) :cool:
:frustrated:
this is putting me into a depression
a radiohead sort of feel.
Ooo, play it again :)
I normally wouldn\'t like this, but for some reason I do.
Originally Posted by rmurray248: I'd rather be hit in the nutsack with a hammer - twice
Send me your address. I'll be there with my hammer. I like this song.
Originally Posted by rmurray248: I'd rather be hit in the nutsack with a hammer - twice
I\'m glad those strong, streched out melodies, are no longer taboo in contemporary pop. Apart from commercial pop, they seem to have been that for a long time. On the other hand; these are the days, anything goes. Fatboy Slim\'s playing next.
"I'm proud to be the one you hold when the shakes begin." What a happy song! :D
Originally Posted by Platypus: just bought the disc today, after hearing several tracks here on RP first! How's that for the power of internet radio? I would never have heard of them otherwise.
Yah. Me too, Platy. Friend told me about them over a year ago but I never followed up. Lo and behold, RP is all OVER dis! Sure, this is a little dreamy/lulling, but it's nice nonetheless. Easy to listen to.
I'd rather be hit in the nutsack with a hammer - twice
sleepy, sparse (not in a good way). Not good for a wed afternoon when I\'m struggling to stay awake in the first place.
I think the singer sounds like Morissey (just a bit) ;)
Thanks for uploading, Lily. :) Sounds good!!
just bought the disc today, after hearing several tracks here on RP first! How's that for the power of internet radio? I would never have heard of them otherwise.
i think its beautiful. the piano, the voice....some kind of mixture between jeff buckley & the lead from talk talk or something. can\'t quite put my finger on it. but i like it and am thrilled to hear it on RP and not just in my cd player.