Elbow

Sunday 29 January, 2012 at 9:04 am

Probably not the most inspired band name ever invented but Manchester based band Elbow more than makes up for it with some of the best songs released in the last decade. Lyrics, melody, vocals- music doesn’t get much better than this:

Powder Blue

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Lyrics

Your eyes are just like black spiders
Your hair and dress in ribbons
Baby Cakes
In despair or incoherent [ Baby's...]
Nothing in between [...smiling....]
China white, my bride tonight [...on the...]
Smiling on the tiles [...tiling ]

Bring that minute back
We never get so close as when
The sunward flight begins
I share it all with you
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Stumble through the crowds together
They’re trying to ignore us
That’s okay
I’m proud to be the one you hold
When the shakes begin
Sallow-skinned, starry-eyed
Blessed in our sin

Bring that minute back
We never get so close to death
Makes you so alive
I share it all with you
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Fugitive Motel

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Lost in a lullaby
Side of the road
Melt in a memory
Slide in a solitude
Not ’til I can read by the moon
Am I going anywhere
Not ’til I can read by the moon

Chorus:
I blow you a kiss
It should reach you tomorrow
As it flies from the other side of the world
From my room in my fugitive motel
Somewhere in the dust bowl
It flies from the other side of the world

‘I’m tired’ I said
‘You always look tired’ she said
‘I’m admired’ I said
‘You always look tired’ she said
Not ’til I can read by the moon
Am I going anywhere
Not ’til I can read by the moon

Curtains stay closed
But everyone knows
You hear through the walls in this place
Cigarette holes for every lost soul
To give up the ghost in this place
Give me strength
Give me wings

Fugitive Motel’s music video (shorter version)

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