Blur

Thursday 12 July, 2012 at 7:25 am

Hopefully this awesome band doesn’t need an introduction. After a long long hiatus, Blur just released a new song called Under The Westway and unsurprisingly it’s one of the best things you’ll get to hear in the near future. Incredible lyrics (‘Men in yellow jackets putting adverts inside my dreams’), a simple yet brilliant melody and all the musicianship you could wish for. Check it out (plus a few other Blur classics):

Under The Westway

Music Video

Country House

Music Video

Lyrics

(So the story begins)
City dweller
Successful fella
Thought to himself:
“Oops, I’ve got a lot of money
Caught in a rat race
Terminally
I’m a professional cynic
But my heart’s not in it
I’m paying the price of living life at the limit
Caught up in the century’s anxiety”
Yes, it preys on him
He’s getting thin
(Try the simple life)

He lives in a house
A very big house
In the country
Watching afternoon repeats
And the food he eats
In the country
He takes all manner of pills
And piles up analyst bills
In the country
Oh, it’s like an animal farm
That’s the rural charm
In the country

He’s got morning glory and life’s a different story
Everything’s going Jackanory
In touch with his own mortality
He’s reading Balzac, knocking back Prozac
It’s a helping hand that makes you feel wonderfully bland
Oh, it’s a century’s remedy
For the faint at heart
A new start
(Try the simple life)

He lives in a house
A very big house
In the country
He’s got a fog in his chest
So he needs a lot of rest
In the country
He doesn’t drink, smoke, laugh
Takes herbal baths
In the country
You should come to no harm
On the animal farm
In the country
(Blow, blow me out, I am so sad, I don’t know why)


Charmless man

Video

Lyrics

I met him in a crowded room
Where people go
To drink away their gloom
He sat me down and so began
The story of a charmless man
Educated the expensive way
He knows his claret from his beaujolais
I think he’d like to have been Ronnie Kray
But then nature didn’t make him that way

He thinks he’s educated,
Airs those family shares
Will protect him that we will respect him
He moves in circles of friends
Who just pretend that they like him
He does the same to them,and when you put it all together
There’s the model of a charmless man

He knows the swingers and their cavalry
Says he can get in anywhere for free
I began to go a little cross eyed
And from this charmless man
I just had to hide

He talks at speed he gets nose bleeds
He doesn’t see his days
Are tumbling down upon him
And yet tries so hard to please
He’s just so keen for you to listen
But no one is listening
And when you put it all together
There’s the model of a charmless man

Chemical World

Video

Lyrics

The pay-me girl has had enough of the bleeps
So she takes the bus into the country
Although she got herself rosy cheeks
She didn’t leave enough money to pay the rent
The landlord says that she’s out in a week
What a shame she was just getting comfy
Now she’s eating chocolate to induce sleep
In a chemical world, It’s very, very, very cheap

And I don’t know about you
But they’re putting the holes in, yes, yes
It’s been a hell of a do
They’ve been putting the holes in, yes, yes

Peeping Thomas has a very nice view
Across the street at the exhibitionist
These townies they never speak to you
Just stick together so they never get lonely
Feeling lead, feeling quite light-headed
Had to sit down and have some sugary tea
In chemical world, in a chemical world
It’s very, very, very cheap

And I don’t know about you
But they’re putting the holes in, yes, yes
It’s been a hell of a do
They’ve been putting the holes in, yes, yes, yes

I don’t know about you
But they’re putting the holes in, yes, yes
It’s been a hell of a do
They’ve been putting the holes in, yes, yes
And now she’s found about you
But they’re putting the holes in, yes, yes
Well I don’t know about you
They’ve been putting the holes in, yes, yes

Until you can see right through
Until you can see right through
Until you can see right through

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