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Elbow — Neat Little Rows
Album: Build A Rocket Boys!
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Released: 2011
Length: 5:24
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My high priest is folded neatly
Back in your box, oh Lord
Gone the song he sang so sweetly
Back in your box, oh Lord

Found myself astride a tiger
Lifted my head just like you said
Drown me now in down of eider
Get me to bed, oh Lord

Lay my bones in the cobblestones
Lay my bones in neat little rows
Lay my bones in the cobblestones
Lay my bones in neat little rows

Angels and idols spiralling wild
Wind in your necks, oh Lord
Landed gentry line up behind me
Wind in your necks, oh Lord

Smokey progress, backroom sages
Let me back in, put back the pin
Now I've found those torn out pages
Can't read the text, oh Lord

Lay my bones in the cobblestones
Lay my bones in neat little rows
Lay my bones in the cobblestones
Lay my bones in neat little rows

In the house where they grew you
There were secrets and mistakes
That the eyes that see through you
Would give anything to erase

But picture them counting your fingers
Waiting for the focus of your eyes
No, no, don't point fingers
Fingers are for pointing at the sky
No, no, don't point fingers
Fingers are for pointing at the sky

Yah, da, da, da, da, da, da, da
Yah, da, da, da, da, da, da, da
Yah, da, da, da, da, da, da, da
Lay my bones in the cobblestones

Yah, da, da, da, da, da, da, da
Yah, da, da, da, da, da, da, da
Yah, da, da, da, da, da, da, da
Lay my bones in neat little rows

Yah, da, da, da, da, da, da, da
Yah, da, da, da, da, da, da, da
Yah, da, da, da, da, da, da, da
Lay my bones in the cobblestones

Yah, da, da, da, da, da, da, da
Yah, da, da, da, da, da, da, da
Yah, da, da, da, da, da, da, da
Lay my bones in neat little rows
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 stunix wrote:
...................  how can the band which did "the chinese cigarette case" song do this? were they tripping?
 
Pretty similar song. Pretty good, also.
 Cynaera wrote:
So, I'm in the middle of updating a spreadsheet and this song comes on, and I immediately say, "Built a rocket, boys." Scary, because every time I hear this song, I forget who does it.  Catchy, listenable, and probably danceable, if my back would only cooperate.

Romeo - could I take a raincheck on the dance? I'm seriously in pain (but I'm dancing, in my heart....){#Dancingbanana}
 

Miss you so much, Cynaera...

love this song...
 
I absolutely love this song. Elbow just gets better and better. I'm so happy RP introduced me to them.
{#Music}
Great stuff! Love Elbow, and love RP for introducing me to them!
Excellent tune, loved to see them yesterday at the Olympic closing ceremony.
...................  how can the band which did "the chinese cigarette case" song do this? were they tripping?


Wow!  I was singing this song to everybody in my hotel room just a few minutes ago!  Love it!!!!

 


I was just thinking about this song!  Radio Paradise is reading my mind!  Love it...

 
 George_Tirebiter wrote:
Just....awful.  About as inspiring as highway resurfacing.  {#Ass}
 
You have clearly never driven on NE Ohio and Michigan roads.  Around here, a resurfaced highway is better than Christmas.
Just....awful.  About as inspiring as highway resurfacing.  {#Ass}
Really uninspiring tune!



Everybody in my hotel room loves this song...  and this whole album...

 



absolutely brilliant lyrics and music...

 


Everybody in my hotel room just started dancing...  love this song...
 
This song makes me want to throw my PC out the window. This is partly my PC's fault, but Elbow just make me really tetchy. Not sure why either... 
Thanks to RP, I too, have become a big Elbow fan!
5  {#Arrow} 8
 Cynaera wrote:
So, I'm in the middle of updating a spreadsheet and this song comes on, and I immediately say, "Built a rocket, boys." Scary, because every time I hear this song, I forget who does it.  Catchy, listenable, and probably danceable, if my back would only cooperate.

Romeo - could I take a raincheck on the dance? I'm seriously in pain (but I'm dancing, in my heart....){#Dancingbanana}
 
I am so sorry to hear that you were in pain...  I hope you feel much better today...  hugs to you...

this is a fantastic song...


So, I'm in the middle of updating a spreadsheet and this song comes on, and I immediately say, "Built a rocket, boys." Scary, because every time I hear this song, I forget who does it.  Catchy, listenable, and probably danceable, if my back would only cooperate.

Romeo - could I take a raincheck on the dance? I'm seriously in pain (but I'm dancing, in my heart....){#Dancingbanana}
October Sky.
Another great album from Elbow!

Reminds me of Sprit...That was a great group!!!




Yowza...  love this song...


bumpin' from a 7 to an 8...


This song is good for the ears, heart, and feet...

 
 Proclivities wrote:

Not really a "dancing" kind of tune to me, but quite an enjoyable one at any rate.
 


We be dancing here...  this song is groovy and profound...  love it...

 
 Bluesgrrl wrote:
Liking it more and more 7< 8
 
Sounds like you're celebrating your liking of this song with a mathematical truth :)

very Peter-Gabriel-ish, this^^
and very good, too.
the synthesizer-sequence in the refrain is so over-the-top it´s almost ridiculous, astonishingly it is not at all embarrasing, but works perfectly
Liking it more and more 7< 8
 romeotuma wrote:


We be dancing...  love it...

 
 
Not really a "dancing" kind of tune to me, but quite an enjoyable one at any rate.


More and more, these guys remind me of Dead Can Dance (with a better-sounding lead voice).
Kinda creepy . . . in a good way.
{#Music}
 romeotuma wrote:


We be dancing...  love it...

 
 
{#Dancingbanana}

I get the concept - it is setup in 'neat little rows' but do I want to listen or dance to it?  ... sadly, no
This and The Birds are my faves off the new record.
Really?  Just not feelin' it.  Really struggling to dance to it too...  Wanna keep an open mind, but, guess I can't get myself into neet little rows...


We be dancing...  love it...

 
 4merdj wrote:
In this song, they sound a lot like Procol Harum ... {#Devil_pimp}
 
Ah Ha.....that's it.
My favorite band from the 60's-early 70's....Procol Harum
My favorite band from 2008-Present.....Elbow
Gary Brooker-lead singer PH
Guy Garvey -lead singer Elbow
Both lead singers first name begin with "G"......ohhhhhhhhhhhhh!....spooky.

The more I hear it, the more I like it. Made me stop working to take a look.
Sounds like XTC.
the lyrics and melody are contemplative but it was the horrible screeching in the background at one point in the song that made me look up the name.


existential theme...  incredible song...

 


Sorry to say so - disgusting!
 Valley_Boy wrote:
Of all of the bands that I have discovered through RP, Elbow is my favorite.

I really like what I have heard from the new CD so far.
 
Agreed! Thanks Bill and Rebecca! {#Sunny}



absolutely amazing how good this song really is...  love it...

 
 Valley_Boy wrote:
Of all of the bands that I have discovered through RP, Elbow is my favorite.

I really like what I have heard from the new CD so far.
 


Totally Agree. This may be my favorite from the new one.
Elbow is just one of the most fantastic bands..."Seldom Seen Kid" is a nearly perfect album...I'm liking what I've heard so far from this one, too! Thanks again, RP!


thematically existential...  love it...

 

Of all of the bands that I have discovered through RP, Elbow is my favorite.

I really like what I have heard from the new CD so far.
They continue to boldly go where others fear to tread. {#Music}
In this song, they sound a lot like Procol Harum ... {#Devil_pimp}
The best so far that I've heard on this CD...


This really is profound poetry, and great music—


Elbow - "Neat Little Rows"

My high priestess folded neatly, back in your box, oh Lord
Call the song he sang so sweetly, back in your box, oh Lord
Found myself astride a tiger lifting my head,
Just like you said
Drown me now in doubt of fire, get me to bed.

Lay my bones in cobblestones
Lay my bones in neat little rows
Lay my bones in cobblestones
Lay my bones in neat little rows

Angels and idols, spiraling wild, wind in your necks, oh Lord
Landed gentry, ride on behind me, wind in your necks, oh Lord
Smokey progress, back room sages, let me back in
Put back the pin
‘Cus now I follow sorrow pages, can't read the text, oh Lord

Lay my bones in cobblestones
Lay my bones in neat little rows
Lay my bones in cobblestones
Lay my bones in neat little rows

Lay my bones in cobblestones
Lay my bones in neat little rows
Lay my bones in cobblestones
Lay my bones in neat little rows

In the house where they grew up
There were secrets and the saints
that the eyes passing through there
Would give anything to erase

Would picture the counting your fingers
Waiting for the focus of your eyes
Oh no don't play fingers
Fingers are for pointing at the sky
Oh no don't play fingers
Fingers are for pointing at the sky

Lay my bones in cobblestones
Lay my bones in neat little rows
Lay my bones in cobblestones
Lay my bones in neat little row




 Marley wrote:

Not quite as good as TSSK
 
Better!
 Marley wrote:

Not quite as good as TSSK, but still really good. I highly recommend!
 


I understand what you mean...  I have not heard this whole CD yet, but this song is phenomenal...  great music, and profound lyrics...  this is special...  love it...

 
Just got back from seeing them at the O2 in London. Kinda weird seeing them in such a large venue, but they did well! Amazing show, but then, Elbow is always great live.
 romeotuma wrote:


Wow...  this song is incredible...  this album must be awesome...

 
Not quite as good as TSSK, but still really good. I highly recommend!

Nothing they have ever done was <7.
Would love to see 'em in concert one day or another.

Love "Lippy Kids" on the new album.
randy
Guy Garvey and the boys are on a roll!


Wow...  this song is incredible...  this album must be awesome...

 stevesaw wrote:
I always think this is going to be Spirit - has that sound to it.
 

I was just about to make the same comment
I always think this is going to be Spirit - has that sound to it.
I've been hearing a lot of them on RP and I've started to like several of their songs. I like the chorus on this one "Lay my bones in neat little rows" but haven't sorted out the rest of them yet.
 liranzzz wrote:
Yeah! New Elbow! {#Dancingbanana_2}

 



Definitely!!!
Yeah! New Elbow! {#Dancingbanana_2}

Nice to listen to new stuff and this one does sound good :)
New Elbow!  Very exciting!  They've come a long way since the robots of Any Day Now (though I liked the robots )

Awesome!  Another most excellent effort from Elbow.