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Elbow — New York Morning
Album: The Take Off and Landing of Everything
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Released: 2014
Length: 5:18
Plays (last 30 days): 1
The first to put a simple truth in words
Binds the world in a feeling all familiar
'Cause everybody owns the great ideas
And it feels like there's a big one round the corner

Antenna up and out into New York
Somewhere in all that talk is all the answers
And oh, my giddy aunt New York can talk
It's a modern Rome and folk are nice to Yoko

Every bone of rivet steel, each corner stone and angle
Jenga jut and rusted water tower, pillar, post and sign
Every painted line and battered ladder building in this town
Sings a life of proud endeavour and the best that man can be

Me, I see a city and I hear a million voices
Planning, drilling, welding, carrying their fingers to the nub
Reaching down into the ground, stretching up into the sky
Why?
Because they can, they did and do so you and I could live together

Oh my god New York can talk
Somewhere in all that talk is all the answers
Everybody owns the great ideas
And it feels like there's a big one round the corner

Oh my god New York can talk
Somewhere in all that talk is all the answers
Everybody owns the great ideas
And it feels like there's a big one round the corner

Oh my god New York can talk
Somewhere in all that talk is all the answers
Everybody owns the great ideas
And it feels like there's a big one round the corner

The desire in the patchwork symphony
The desire like a distant storm
For love, did it come from me?
'Cause it feels like there's a big one round the corner

The desire in the patchwork symphony
The desire like a distant storm
For love, did it come from me?
'Cause it feels like there's a big one round the corner

The way the day begins
Decides the shade of everything
But the way it ends depends on if you're home
For every soul, a pillow and a window, please
In the modern Rome, where folk are nice to Yoko
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amazing tune live, great album
 Chewie wrote:
Is there anywhere where one can submit revised lyrics? They're all over the place on this song :/
 

Thanks. Fixed now.
 planet_lizard wrote:

Northern vs southern accent - compleeeetely different

 
Oh good.  There's a difference.
Is there anywhere where one can submit revised lyrics? They're all over the place on this song :/
The piano dips and rises like the NYC skyline. Elbow has said that was intentional. Cool!
That's right.

Oh my god, New York can talk 
Somewhere in all that talk is all the answers 
Everybody owns the great's ideas 
And it feels like there's a big one round the corner 

I have at least one great idea today. Sing it up, Elbow. 
haven't heard this for a while.. great song.
 Highlowsel wrote:
Ummmm.....hey.....Bill!?  Can I call you Bill?  The playlist right now has been Leon Russells Manhattan Island, Moe's New York City, and now Elbo's New York Morning?  By god slap me and call me stupid but I smell a theme here.  Painting images of Big City?  If so then all I can say is....{#Cheers}

Highlow
American Net'Zen
 

Ummmm.....hey.....Bill!?  Can I call you Bill?  The playlist right now has been Leon Russells Manhattan Island, Moe's New York City, and now Elbo's New York Morning?  By god slap me and call me stupid but I smell a theme here.  Painting images of Big City?  If so then all I can say is....{#Cheers}

Highlow
American Net'Zen
 Hasan wrote:
Symptoms : sour smell, dragging, lifeless.
Diagnosis : gangrenous.
Treatment : PSD amputation above the Elbow.

 
At least you ranted on this song with a great sense of humor {#Cheesygrin}
 PA1749 wrote:
I like Elbow, but if i wasn't looking, I would swear this is Peter Gabriel.

 
Northern vs southern accent - compleeeetely different
Symptoms : sour smell, dragging, lifeless.
Diagnosis : gangrenous.
Treatment : PSD amputation above the Elbow.


Simplicity is beautiful
I like Elbow, but if i wasn't looking, I would swear this is Peter Gabriel.
One of the best anthems about my (not so) humble NYC. Captures the optimism, drive, gall, and chutzpah of this great city.

"Sings a life of proud endeavour and the best that man can be"

Dang, but what a wonderful place to live that even the English sing such praises. Gotta love New York, furshur.

Peter Gabriel rip off!


That snare
It's the modern road where folk are nice to Yoko
 Proclivities wrote:

He's got that scratchy kind of voice and the thick British accent that sounds like Gabriel's voice in his moody tunes, but he doesn't do all that yelping and yodeling that Mr. Gabriel is known to do on occasion.  I believe the two of them are pretty good friends and have worked on projects together.


Guy picks up the cell phone : "Hi Pete! How's it goin'?"
Peter Gabriel: "Hey, Guy! I'm well, working on some new things, couple of shows, 'n stuff, you know. Listen ... something's come up for me next week and I won't be able to do vocals for one of my tracks. We're a bit tight on a schedule, so I thought if you could help me and step in for a day or two?"
Guy: "We'll you know I owe you one for the last time. Send me the words and the ghost tracks and I'll see what I can do."
Peter: "Great, I'll send it right away! Cheers!"
Guy:
"Alright. See you soon! Bye-bye."
 DavidS_UK wrote:

Hey Fred, after 7 years of commenting I finally disagree with one of your reviews (so cue the End of The World, comets, fireballs and the Labour Party having a usable economic policy).

I see what you mean and in some ways could be soporific, but for me it isn't, it holds my attention with the slow build up..
 
Hey, David, I have to agree with you. This is obviously a question of taste, and who knows what governs that? This group fills me with happiness whenever I hear them. And they do not bore me at all. 
 fredriley wrote:

I think it would be good if a band called Arse were to appear on a double bill with Elbow... ;-)

Elbow are a bit like Whispering Bob Harris: great on an early-morning music show for night owls and insomniacs. I've great respect for them as a band (and, indeed, for their adventures in brewing), but their songs could be used as anaesthetic in minor heart surgery {#Sleep}

 
Hey Fred, after 7 years of commenting I finally disagree with one of your reviews (so cue the End of The World, comets, fireballs and the Labour Party having a usable economic policy).

I see what you mean and in some ways could be soporific, but for me it isn't, it holds my attention with the slow build up..

Love, love these guys.
They make beautiful, meaningful music 
 ikalvelis wrote:

 

Gabriel covers Mirrorball on Scratch my Back.
Thanks, BillG, for turning me on to these guys. (And so many others).

I could listen to this song all day and never get tired of it. It's that good
A truly great album overall. 
Very beautiful.
 https://petergabriel.com/video/peter-gabriel-and-guy-garvey-in-conversation-full-length/
Proclivities wrote:

He's got that scratchy kind of voice and the thick British accent that sounds like Gabriel's voice in his moody tunes, but he doesn't do all that yelping and yodeling that Mr. Gabriel is known to do on occasion.  I believe the two of them are pretty good friends and have worked on projects together.

 

 tiggers wrote:
The vocals on this remind me of Peter Gabriel. it's not the tone, more the inflection.

 
He's got that scratchy kind of voice and the thick British accent that sounds like Gabriel's voice in his moody tunes, but he doesn't do all that yelping and yodeling that Mr. Gabriel is known to do on occasion.  I believe the two of them are pretty good friends and have worked on projects together.
 fredriley wrote:

I think it would be good if a band called Arse were to appear on a double bill with Elbow... ;-)

Elbow are a bit like Whispering Bob Harris: great on an early-morning music show for night owls and insomniacs. I've great respect for them as a band (and, indeed, for their adventures in brewing), but their songs could be used as anaesthetic in minor heart surgery {#Sleep}

 
Been trying to find the right words to express how I feel about Elbow but you just did it for me. 

Another word i might use: soporific... Also, sophomoric. 
 Marley wrote:
I simply love this song. I love how it builds as the song progresses. But then, I love Elbow. The new record is great. I don't understand the naysayers. Elbow is just so good! True artists. And the nicest guys you'd ever want to meet. I love this band!

 
Ditto! This one gives me goosebumps.
I simply love this song. I love how it builds as the song progresses. But then, I love Elbow. The new record is great. I don't understand the naysayers. Elbow is just so good! True artists. And the nicest guys you'd ever want to meet. I love this band!
No, this was playing when I left last night. Surely it wouldn't play twice in less than 18 hours?
 Poacher wrote:
Saw them on the goggle box play live at Glastonbury. . . to sum it up in one word. . . limp. 

I feel about Elbow like so many seem to to feel about coldplay. I really, really don't get them. 

Hey ho. . . each to their own.  

 
I think it would be good if a band called Arse were to appear on a double bill with Elbow... ;-)

Elbow are a bit like Whispering Bob Harris: great on an early-morning music show for night owls and insomniacs. I've great respect for them as a band (and, indeed, for their adventures in brewing), but their songs could be used as anaesthetic in minor heart surgery {#Sleep}
Liking it, but they're gonna struggle to beat the anthemic 'One Day Like This'
Saw them about a month ago in Oakland.
Best moment, Guy walking individually to each band member: "Pete...I'm having a lovely time." "Mark...I'm having a lovely time."

Looked like they were recording it, which is great.

What an experience - uncompromised affection, camaraderie.
And the wonderful heartbreak of being in love - as we all sang "one day like this a year would see me right..."
 Bohemianbemuser wrote:
Love what I have been hearing off the new album. I just downloaded it of course. His voice is so unique and wonderful.


 

 

And just because we all compare him to Peter G. - well, who cares.  Peter is great.  But these guys are great too!

 
Funny - I don't particularly like Peter Gabriel, who Elbow is frequently compared, but I really like Elbow. I do see the similarity though, maybe it's the sound in the vocals. Elbow seems more genuine somehow? Funny how subtle things can make such a big difference in what people like...

Good thing we have lots to choose from. Thanks Bill for introducing me to so much music I would not have otherwise known! Elbow, Doves, Younger Brother, Porcupine Tree, etc.
Saw them on the goggle box play live at Glastonbury. . . to sum it up in one word. . . limp. 

I feel about Elbow like so many seem to to feel about coldplay. I really, really don't get them. 

Hey ho. . . each to their own.  
 tiggers wrote:
The vocals on this remind me of Peter Gabriel. it's not the tone, more the inflection.

 
Yep.
Love what I have been hearing off the new album. I just downloaded it of course. His voice is so unique and wonderful.


 
Hate the snare sound on this. {#Razz}  Stands out like a sore thumb and really doesn't fit the song.
Must be a generation thing. My first thought was of Roy Orbison
 tiggers wrote:
The vocals on this remind me of Peter Gabriel. it's not the tone, more the inflection.

 
I believe you have hit on the one thing that this guy has been trying for his entire career.
Caught their show in Oakland on 5/27. They were great, of course.
The vocals on this remind me of Peter Gabriel. it's not the tone, more the inflection.
This is good
      {#Daisy}
I love New York, especially the tall buildings, and the incredibly beautiful, breathtaking skyline!  I love skyscrapers, and this song makes me think of them.  Freedom Tower is so great.
Excellent album overall, perhaps their best IMHO.  Been listening to it closely the past few days, impressive - musically coherent and compelling, lyrical strong, and a wonderful overall "vibe" runs through the whole work.  
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 stevesaw wrote:
Big Elbow fan, but so far not bowled over by the new album. It's all very good, but really nothing 'catchy'. This song may be the best on the album. However, I do find it usually takes a few listens to get into their new stuff, so here's hoping.

 
Ok, I've listened to it a bunch and I'm getting into it. It is good - looking forward to seing them at the 9:30 club!
These guys should be big, but it's to my benefit -I get to see them in a small venue!
When in Rome, do as the Romans...  clever lyrics here...  this song be berry berry cool...  we be wantonly dancing like happy nihilists...  the music is soooo groovy...  marvelous song...

Oh my god, New York can talk
Somewhere in all that talk is all the answers
Everybody owns the great ideas
And it feels like there's a big one round the corner

The way the day begins
Decides the shade of everything
But the way it ends depends on if you're home
For every soul a pillow and a window, please
In the modern Rome where folk are nice to Yoko


Damn, I cannot get enough of these guys. Plus, Manchester. SCATTER!
 socalhol wrote:
I am bound for the Wiltern Theater come May 2014.....!  excited to see Elbow live --woohoo {#Good-vibes}

 
Dang, show is sold out at Webster Hall here in NYC.
 Peter_Bradshaw wrote:

....... me to, a lot
 
I third that emotion. 
I am bound for the Wiltern Theater come May 2014.....!  excited to see Elbow live --woohoo {#Good-vibes}
Big Elbow fan, but so far not bowled over by the new album. It's all very good, but really nothing 'catchy'. This song may be the best on the album. However, I do find it usually takes a few listens to get into their new stuff, so here's hoping.
you could make the effort and listen more carefully and maybe more than once...? tsss....

 
toomanyollys wrote:
Oh yay, there's new Elbow, and it sounds exactly the same as the previous album. My day is ruined.

 


 PopKombo wrote:
i like it

 
....... me to, a lot
I like it. It sounds a little like Chris Squire
i like it
Oh yay, there's new Elbow, and it sounds exactly the same as the previous album. My day is ruined.
Truth be told, I didn't usually think much of a new Beatles album when they came out because they challenged by being different (they always won me over, however).  Maybe Elbow will win me over on this one.
Definitely designed by some music consumer focus group.
Hang on, bands are only supposed to produce 1 or 2 good albums. What the hell kind of deal did Elbow pull?
I just found out that they are going to be playing here in Vancouver in May, but it's already sold out. I wasn't fast enough.
Lovely... also very happy to see the overwhelming number of positive comments. I love RP
What a great Valentine - a new song from Elbow!  {#Kiss}
 lattalo wrote:
Yeah new music from Elbow!

 
Second this.   Elbow is another one of those excellent bands I would have completely missed without RP. 
Sounds great, as usual for Elbow. Can't wait for it to be released. Thanks for the lesson in patience, RP.
Yeah new music from Elbow!
Great set, Bill....thanks!
I like this and the I think the video is pretty  interesting.
I like it . . .
take off, Elbow
Instant 9. I'll be buying this at the first opportunity. Love these guys!
New Elbow!!! Love it already.
 kingart wrote:
I'll start that at a 7. Looking forward to more listens. 

 
for me, too.
 Sasha2001 wrote:
"The take off and landing of everything?" couldn't go small could you, Elbow? This band continues to grate on me - such wankers.
 
Well said. I have them filed under Middle Class Tossers for the Masses.
"The take off and landing of everything?" Couldn't go small could you, Elbow? This band continues to grate on me - such wankers.
I'll start that at a 7. Looking forward to more listens. 
Will take a few more listens, but first impression is solid!! {#Chef}
After a long busy stressful day, hearing this song has made everything good again{#Bananajumprope}
 albertgf wrote:
grandes !

 
Catchy tune {#Bananajam}
{#Heartkiss}  ......... liking this already
grandes !
Yey! You have the new Elbow! Love them!