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Elbow — The Seldom Seen Kid
Album: Flying Dream 1
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Released: 2021
Length: 4:07
Plays (last 30 days): 7
The roses are heavy
With rain and for ages
They'll have to veil
And the pictures are whispering
The ones we belong to
Caught in forever
Startled and proud
All laughing together

And babe, if you'd met him
I picture you'd sit
Lost in my wisdom
With two barrelled wings
Then he'd steal you for dancing
And you'd lend him your arms
And I'd stooge for your laughing
And you'd swirl in the chaos of joy

The roses are heavy
With rain and for ages
They'll have to veil
And the pictures are whispering
He'd steal you for dancing
And you'd lend him your arms
And I'd stooge for your laughing
And you'd swirl in the chaos of joy
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This is lovely and engaging -- it reminds me of Jacob Collier's voice. Wonderful. Nice find.
I like Elbow but this song is excruciating.
If I could sing, I'd want to sound like Guy and emote lines like "and I'd stooge for your laughing"...
Elbow? Time for the good headphones.
As Ren, from Ren & Stimpy, would say..."I'm gonna hit ya, and yer gonna fall"
 Stetsonman wrote:

guy garvey, too plaintive in the way he sings. tries to constantly appeal for some wistful nostalgia that doesnt exist, except in his narrow minded twee northern brain.

fucking northerners.
sad bunch of  twats


You ok hun?
I don't know why, but I just don't care for his sound. His lyrics are wonderful. 
guy garvey, too plaintive in the way he sings. tries to constantly appeal for some wistful nostalgia that doesnt exist, except in his narrow minded twee northern brain.

fucking northerners.
sad bunch of  twats
Great tune. 

People are funny, though...if this was a Coldplay song, the feedback would have been less than positive. Go figure. 
Never heard it before and yet hummed along all the time. Another one of those wonderful RP moments! Thanx for that.
"And you'd swirl in the chaos of joy"...
What a wonderful turn of a phrase...
What a wonderful thing to wish upon someone you love...

Going to pass that wish on to the love of my life on this St. Valentine's Day 2022...
So I got massively confused... I thought the song title was a mistake. Turns out it's correct. Who else but Elbow would make an album called The Seldom Seen Kid, then years later make a song called The Seldom Seen Kid and the only thing they have in common is Guy's silky voice 
 forthbrdge wrote:
First comment!

ARRGH! Darn you meanderer! You have smoot me! 



Why, Thank You forthbrdge... Don't think I've ever 'smoot' anyone/anything before 
Extra points for the dissonant chords! I quite like it!
A mellow Elbow.
A soundtrack for these times. I'm liking it!
Melt......... 
First comment!

ARRGH! Darn you meanderer! You have smoot me! 
Oh, new Elbow... Better check this album out