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PostSubject: Ticker Tape   Fri 04 Mar 2011, 04:39

It's like the Elbow I know from the Noisebox EP and the Elbow I love from The Seldom Seen Kid got together and made sweet, sweet love.

Listen to it here.

Now, since that's decided, let's move on to the next order of business:

What are the lyrics?

I need your help, guys. I have to know.
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PostSubject: Re: Ticker Tape   Fri 04 Mar 2011, 05:15

'Kay, I think I've got most of it figured out:

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Ticker Tape

Smile with all my teeth just like
my proud mother taught me
swaddled in their [unknown word]
[unknown word] myself how I behave

and everything I did I did for fear of working hard
and I make it look deliberate and brave
and someone else's heart now means more to me than mine
and I swear to keep my sanctum in my grave
to keep a sanctum in my grave

and I swear to keep a sanctum in my grave


Tie a woman to the tracks so
you can benefit the rescue
I detest you--no, I love you,
can you see which way is up?

and I feel that understand
you must abandon them is
[unknown word] random they distress or
will always feel you cold

and so it was until
my love came holdin' up a mirror
and I saw the soul
that angels wouldnt save

she showed me how my blackened heart
could beat for two and how it does
I swear to keep a sanctum in my grave
to keep a sanctum in my grave

I swear to keep a sanctum in my grave

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The words I wrapped in brackets are the ones I couldn't figure out. I don't know if maybe he was using words I, being the naive American I am, wouldn't know, but I would appreciate it if you guys would help me piece this together.

Because this song is awesome.
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PostSubject: Re: Ticker Tape   Fri 04 Mar 2011, 07:45

You missed this off right at the very start

Stole the papers from a dead man
And i whistled through the boarders
And i waved with real heroes
In a ticker tape parade.
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PostSubject: Re: Ticker Tape   Fri 04 Mar 2011, 08:35

Just had a listen and my additions are in bold:

Ticker Tape

Stole the papers from a dead man
And I whistled through the border
And I waved with real heroes
In a ticker tape parade

Smiled with all my teeth just like
My godmother taught me
Swaddled in their praise
Bouqueted (?) myself how I behave

And everything I did I did for fear of working hard
And I made it look deliberate and brave
But someone else's heart now means more to me than mine
And I swear to keep a sanctum in my grave
To keep a sanctum in my grave

And I swear to keep a sanctum in my grave

Tie a woman to the tracks so
You can benefect a rescue
I detest you--no, I love you,
Can you see which way is up?

When they feel they understand
You must abandon them
This modus operandum may distress you
But we'll always feel you call

And so it was until
My love came holdin' up a mirror
And I saw the soul
That angels wouldnt save

She showed me how my blackened heart
Could beat for two and how it does
I swear to keep a sanctum in my grave
To keep a sanctum in my grave

I swear to keep a sanctum in my grave
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PostSubject: Re: Ticker Tape   Fri 04 Mar 2011, 10:09

Kim wrote:
Bouqueted (?) myself how I behave

What I hear is "Forgive myself how I behave" for this line. Does anyone else hear this?

Kim wrote:
And I swear to keep a sanctum in my grave
To keep a sanctum in my grave

And it sounds to me like he's saying "And I swear to keep her safe until my grave". Even with him saying it multiple times I couldn't hear "sanctum"... But I do have pretty poor quality speakers so I could be wrong!
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PostSubject: Re: Ticker Tape   Fri 04 Mar 2011, 10:16

Ahh I think you're on to something there Emma on both counts.

Another listen to that last bit and I think it's "I swear to keep her safe 'til in my grave."
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PostSubject: Re: Ticker Tape   Fri 04 Mar 2011, 10:27

Oh yes! Whoops that's actually what I heard too but I wrote it wrong, so thanks for the correction!
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PostSubject: Re: Ticker Tape   Fri 04 Mar 2011, 10:58

*lol* what a relieve. I thought I am the only one not understanding the lyrics. Smile

We should ask them to print the Song lyrics in the booklet again. That would help. Very Happy

Btw.:

These are such heavy lyrics yet so beautiful... Typical! Just love it.
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PostSubject: Re: Ticker Tape   Fri 04 Mar 2011, 14:06

Hi, I think we have it with Kim and Emma's addititions,
just a couple from me....

Kim wrote:

Tie a woman to the tracks so
You can THEN EFFECT a rescue ...... 'benefect' is the name of a disinfectant, lol!
I detest you--no, I love you,
Can you see which way is up?

When they feel they understand
You must abandon them
This modus operandum may distress you
But WILL always FILL YOUR [b]call .....does this make more sense?



love this dark b-side!
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PostSubject: Re: Ticker Tape   Fri 04 Mar 2011, 14:18

emma wrote:
Kim wrote:
Bouqueted (?) myself how I behave

What I hear is "Forgive myself how I behave" for this line. Does anyone else hear this?

I either hear forgive myself or

'Kid myself how I behave''?

(Still smiling how all the band made that night even more special for you)
(and Kim did well too, lol) xx
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PostSubject: Re: Ticker Tape   Fri 04 Mar 2011, 15:27

Wonderful...hadn't heard this track yet as I've been unable to navigate the purchase from here. I'm still trying! But it sounds amazing. Very brooding sort of sound to it, and the lyrics (as far as we can tell, anyway!) are magic. Just first-rate.
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PostSubject: Re: Ticker Tape   Fri 04 Mar 2011, 17:20

lucky with disease wrote:
emma wrote:
Kim wrote:
Bouqueted (?) myself how I behave

What I hear is "Forgive myself how I behave" for this line. Does anyone else hear this?

I either hear forgive myself or

'Kid myself how I behave''?

(Still smiling how all the band made that night even more special for you)
(and Kim did well too, lol) xx

I listened to it a few times and it's really unclear. But I hear the last letter as a 'd' (as in 'kid') so you're probably right!
And I am still overwhelmed by it all - I don't think anything will ever top that night!! They were so wonderful Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Ticker Tape   Fri 04 Mar 2011, 18:03

lucky with disease wrote:
(Still smiling how all the band made that night even more special for you)
(and Kim did well too, lol) xx

Thank you so much Frances!! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Ticker Tape   Fri 04 Mar 2011, 18:21

ChrissieInFL wrote:
Wonderful...hadn't heard this track yet as I've been unable to navigate the purchase from here. I'm still trying! But it sounds amazing. Very brooding sort of sound to it, and the lyrics (as far as we can tell, anyway!) are magic. Just first-rate.

Chrissie, are you able to get it from here? I just bought the b-side track itself.

http://www.7digital.com/artists/elbow/neat-little-rows-1/

looking forward to seeing your photos, Kim Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Ticker Tape   Fri 04 Mar 2011, 20:20

ElbowFreak wrote:
*lol* what a relieve. I thought I am the only one not understanding the lyrics. Smile

We should ask them to print the Song lyrics in the booklet again. That would help. Very Happy

again one of those songs where I stop listening to the lyrics because it has such a strange sound that carrys me away Shocked

Like it very much, that knocking noise was quite strange in the beginning affraid Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Ticker Tape   Fri 04 Mar 2011, 22:58

HattyMarris wrote:
You missed this off right at the very start

Stole the papers from a dead man
And i whistled through the boarders
And i waved with real heroes
In a ticker tape parade.

Whoops. I already had that part written out but I must not have selected that part when I copied the lyrics onto my new post.

Kim wrote:
Just had a listen and my additions are in bold:

When they feel they understand
You must abandon them
This modus operandum may distress you
But we'll always feel you call

Modus operandum! Man, I could not figure that one out for the life of me. Thanks!

emma wrote:
Kim wrote:
Bouqueted (?) myself how I behave

What I hear is "Forgive myself how I behave" for this line. Does anyone else hear this?

I think you're right with that. Forgive sounds right to me too.

emma wrote:
Kim wrote:
And I swear to keep a sanctum in my grave
To keep a sanctum in my grave

And it sounds to me like he's saying "And I swear to keep her safe until my grave". Even with him saying it multiple times I couldn't hear "sanctum"... But I do have pretty poor quality speakers so I could be wrong!

It's funny that you say this--the first time I played the song with the intention of figuring out the lyrics, I too thought it said "keep her safe". I still can't decide whether it's right, though. Each time he says the line twice, and the first time he says it always sounds a tiny but different than the second.
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PostSubject: Re: Ticker Tape   Fri 04 Mar 2011, 23:05

Kiresg wrote:
Modus operandum! Man, I could not figure that one out for the life of me. Thanks!

Ahh it's a tricky one. I had to listen to it quite a few times before figuring out it was Latin, hehe.
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PostSubject: Re: Ticker Tape   Sat 05 Mar 2011, 04:59

He's singing: "And I swear to keep her safe 'til in my grave"

And I believe there's no "but" in: But someone else's heart now means more to me than mine
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PostSubject: Re: Ticker Tape   Sat 05 Mar 2011, 09:42

Just listening to it for the first time, think it's fantastic - adore the intro.
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PostSubject: Re: Ticker Tape   Sat 05 Mar 2011, 13:44

The lyrics are included with the hardcopy of the cd, thank God! Smile
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PostSubject: Re: Ticker Tape   Sat 05 Mar 2011, 14:38

Oh, haha, but this one isn't...!
Sorry for the booboo...
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PostSubject: Re: Ticker Tape   Sat 05 Mar 2011, 16:09

This is such a gorgeous song, I'm loving it. For the last few days I've been thinking why is it "only" a B-side (but then Elbow have done some stunning B-sides) but now I've heard the album (came today, woo-hoo!) I can see why - the mood is so different. Both amazing in completely different ways and that's one of the things I love about Elbow.

It's "I swear to keep her safe till in my grave" I'm sure.
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PostSubject: Re: Ticker Tape   Mon 07 Mar 2011, 00:57

lucky with disease wrote:
Chrissie, are you able to get it from here? I just bought the b-side track itself.

http://www.7digital.com/artists/elbow/neat-little-rows-1/

No joy there for me, LWD - it had me down as coming from a US IP address and it wouldn't even show me the single or B-side on the US page. I know there were some instructions given about using proxy servers to try and purchase from UK sites while in the US, but I haven't found one that is up and running properly on the few times I've tried. I will keep trying, I'm sure I'll manage it at some point! Thank you for the link though, I appreciate the help! Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Ticker Tape   Mon 07 Mar 2011, 14:38

I remember that Guy (or maybe it was a stand of the whole band) was talking about ''shoegaze and psychedelia'' inspirations in relation to new record. After some spins i didn't notice that at all (except ''The Birds''). BUT....''Ticker Tape'' seems to be one of the ''lost psychedelic tracks'' from recent session. I think it's amazing and should be included on ''build a rocket boys!''.
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PostSubject: Re: Ticker Tape   Fri 13 May 2011, 16:54

just got the mp3 download to work on play.com (uk) and i didnt even have to use a proxy server
just used a uk address and my us credit card

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