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Elbow — Red
Album: Asleep in the Back
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Released: 2002
Length: 4:55
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Come as you are, sweetheart, come as you are
You know you've got nothing to prove
I'll put you to bed you can let it all go
You've been playing too rough lately

You burn too bright
You live too fast
This can't go on too long
You're a tragedy starting to happen

Just as you are, perfect, just as you are
I'll give you the time you deserve
Don't make those promises, don't tell me again
That dust is gonna settle your nerves

You burn too bright
You live too fast
This can't go on too long
You're a tragedy starting to happen

You burn too bright
You live too fast
This can't go on too long
You're a tragedy starting to happen

You burn too bright
You live too fast
This can't go on too long
You're a tragedy starting to happen
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 SquiddlyDiddly wrote:
Thankfully, I know my arse from my elbow. This is arse. 

 
Well it takes one to know one.! 
oooooh i haven't heard this in forever. thanks, bill!
nice reach into their catalogue.
love this song.


 
 Poacher wrote:
Thankfully, I know my arse from my elbow. This is arse. 

 
Never heard of 'em.
Elbow just released a new single yesterday called New York Morning - it's beautiful:


 
Hadn't heard this one before.  Nice.
 Poacher wrote:
Thankfully, I know my arse from my elbow. This is arse. 

 
Tee hee hee.
Thankfully, I know my arse from my elbow. This is arse. 
 luckywhitegirl wrote:
The review of their debut album on iTunes praises the "layered vocals". What are layered vocals or is that just music review fluff?
 
When it is NOT just musical review fluff, 'layered vocals' means having many different singing parts at the same time.

The singers could be singing the same lyrics in the same beat (meter), but on different notes, like a barbershop quartet; or they could be singing things that may or may not match lyrically and metrically, like the Dixie Chicks or the Indigo Girls; or it could be some other complex choral music, like Handel's Messiah.

With the invention of mutli-track recording, it is easy to have the same person sing all the parts in a single song; that's also 'layered vocals'.
The review of their debut album on iTunes praises the "layered vocals". What are layered vocals or is that just music review fluff?
Ok I'm buying the album!

Elbow. 

Recognizable. Often brilliant.


I am so glad I found Radio Paradise. I can only imagine how much great music like this that I have missed and probably would have never heard. Great Song!
This is really great stuff.
Great to hear some of this album now on RP!
yeah!! I'm relatively new to elbow and this is the first unknown song I recognized by guys voice - I'm so proud {#Jump}
 metod wrote:
Ah...so glad to hear Elbow on RP. I absolutely love their "Seldom seen kid" album. A real masterpiece. And I know there is more which I haven't had a chance to explore yet....
 
Yep, they have loads of good albums. I was so fortunate to see them play live 3 times last year: awesome!
Ah...so glad to hear Elbow on RP. I absolutely love their "Seldom seen kid" album. A real masterpiece. And I know there is more which I haven't had a chance to explore yet....
great song BTW
first one first one first one first one first one first one first one first one first one