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PostSubject: Great expectations!   Sun 02 Nov 2008, 12:47

Always get me goosebumps! Ok, what Elbow song doesn't?
But when Guy sings to the ending "you were the sun in my sunday morning....." again it always gets me.
Great song, great lyrics. Hard to say anything bad about Elbow!
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PostSubject: Re: Great expectations!   Sun 02 Nov 2008, 13:07

what needs to be said?

leaves me speechless every time i listen to it.
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PostSubject: Re: Great expectations!   Mon 03 Nov 2008, 01:42

It makes me want to cry. But in a good way...sort of.

I guess it makes me feel nostalgic, and makes me think about people I haven't thought about, and sad that those days and people are gone.
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PostSubject: Re: Great expectations!   Mon 03 Nov 2008, 08:41

Yea, it's one of my favorites. Especially since it appeared in the Berlin Live Version of 2005 on that "B*ll*cks to Cancer"-CD Shocked Very Happy
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PostSubject: Re: Great expectations!   Mon 03 Nov 2008, 10:47

Stockport supporters club kindly supplied us a choir
Your veil was your smile
As we move down the aisle
Of the last bus home


Brilliant. Reminds me of coming home from a night out at UMIST when I were nobbut a lad.
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PostSubject: Re: Great expectations!   Mon 03 Nov 2008, 14:19

Maybe the most moving song ever to my ears. Maybe just the best.
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PostSubject: Re: Great expectations!   Wed 12 Nov 2008, 16:57

Hotblack wrote:
Stockport supporters club kindly supplied us a choir
Your veil was your smile
As we move down the aisle
Of the last bus home


Brilliant. Reminds me of coming home from a night out at UMIST when I were nobbut a lad.

By the way, what means Stockport? Tried to translate it with a dictionary, but i didn't work.
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PostSubject: Re: Great expectations!   Wed 12 Nov 2008, 17:23

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By the way, what means Stockport? Tried to translate it with a dictionary, but i didn't work.
It's a town near Manchester. The Stockport Supporters' Club is a branch of Manchester United fans based in the town. In this context they would have been on the bus home after a game singing football chants, hence forming a 'choir'.
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PostSubject: Re: Great expectations!   Wed 12 Nov 2008, 19:30

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ElbowFreak wrote:
By the way, what means Stockport? Tried to translate it with a dictionary, but i didn't work.
It's a town near Manchester. The Stockport Supporters' Club is a branch of Manchester United fans based in the town. In this context they would have been on the bus home after a game singing football chants, hence forming a 'choir'.

Thanks a lot! Now I know why I couldn't translate it!
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PostSubject: Re: Great expectations!   Thu 20 Nov 2008, 12:22

Misspelt Yoof wrote:
It's a town near Manchester. The Stockport Supporters' Club is a branch of Manchester United fans based in the town. In this context they would have been on the bus home after a game singing football chants, hence forming a 'choir'.

Pedantic I know, but surely it is the Stockport County Supporters club! The whole line works so much better with the idea of being "serenaded" by supporters of a small local team, it just anchors the song in place so much better - if that makes sense.

I doubt GG has any knowledge of the existence of any local branches of any particular football supporters - he has said that he has no interest in the sport after all.

I might be wrong, but that bus will always be full of County supporters for me
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PostSubject: Re: Great expectations!   Thu 20 Nov 2008, 16:14

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Misspelt Yoof wrote:
It's a town near Manchester. The Stockport Supporters' Club is a branch of Manchester United fans based in the town. In this context they would have been on the bus home after a game singing football chants, hence forming a 'choir'.

Pedantic I know, but surely it is the Stockport County Supporters club! The whole line works so much better with the idea of being "serenaded" by supporters of a small local team, it just anchors the song in place so much better - if that makes sense.

I doubt GG has any knowledge of the existence of any local branches of any particular football supporters - he has said that he has no interest in the sport after all.

I might be wrong, but that bus will always be full of County supporters for me

Yeah, I take it to mean Stockport County fans aswell. It's a magical line from a magical song.
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PostSubject: Re: Great expectations!   Thu 20 Nov 2008, 16:56

Yeah, it doesn't happen often, but maybe I'm wrong!!
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PostSubject: Re: Great expectations!   Fri 21 Nov 2008, 18:07

I'm glad that others get emotional listening to this song, and not just me! It's worse when I hear it live. I have to work really hard to keep composed.

"Yours was the face with a grace
From a different age
You were the sun in my Sunday morning...
Telling me never to go"

It kills me. The most perfectly written song of all time.
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PostSubject: Re: Great expectations!   Fri 21 Nov 2008, 19:04

It can't be denied that this is a very beautiful song.

God, he even makes a lampost sound nice. (Sodium light turning silver to gold) Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Great expectations!   Fri 21 Nov 2008, 22:17

ChrissyBoy wrote:
It can't be denied that this is a very beautiful song.

God, he even makes a lampost sound nice. (Sodium light turning silver to gold) Wink

That's the genius of the Guy - he makes the mundane magical.
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PostSubject: Re: Great expectations!   Sat 22 Nov 2008, 11:06

and if he makes the mundane magical, then what does he do to other things.

just a truly fantastic lyricist;and vocalist.

"spitfire thin and strung like a violin"
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PostSubject: Re: Great expectations!   Tue 25 Nov 2008, 19:30

He is the best of his generation.

And the lyrics to Fugitive Motel...."cigarette holes for every lost soul...." I adore that song (and the video. I love his Mr. Darcy moment!!)

Have you heard Mexican Standoff in Spanish? (don't know how I arrived at this completely unrelated tangent). It's brilliant!!!!

OOOOOoooo, March is so far away!!! It's funny, the day I found out they were adding more dates I was waiting for the bus home from work and thinking, ahhhh, no more Elbow shows for a long time. I had been so spoiled. There was always an Elbow show to look forward to on the horizon. I think in this year alone I saw them...6 times? 7? There was always one to look forward to. Then, nothing. And then, bless their Elbow hearts!!! More dates!!! I got a text from gigsandtours. Elbow really do spoil their fans. God, I am so glad I'm not into Coldplay. What a sad miserable existence that would be!!
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PostSubject: Re: Great expectations!   Sun 15 Feb 2009, 04:00

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PostSubject: Re: Great expectations!   Sun 15 Feb 2009, 13:48

Mmmmmmm..... melts into puddle of goo...
Thanks for that Topaz, you've just made my day!
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PostSubject: Re: Great expectations!   Sun 15 Feb 2009, 14:14

I was pretty gooey watching that one myself. Glad you liked!
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PostSubject: Re: Great expectations!   Thu 26 Feb 2009, 20:03

Oh, dear...*sigh* Lovely. Thumbs Up!
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PostSubject: Re: Great expectations!   Mon 02 Mar 2009, 12:48

Quite possibly the most beautiful song I've ever heard and it took me ages to get into it, it's the tone of Guy's voice that cracks it for me..........goes a treat with a nice few glasses of Pinot Grigio when one is feeling, ahem...contemplative. Stunning.
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PostSubject: Re: Great expectations!   Tue 03 Mar 2009, 14:45

I said in the 'introduce yourself' thread that this is possibly my alltime favourite Elbow song. I went through a messy break-up last year, and this was the song that I listened to almost constantly to get me through it.

"you were the sun in my sunday morning" never fails to get me weepy.
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PostSubject: Re: Great expectations!   Thu 05 Mar 2009, 07:45

I was just playing this, singing it through my newly bought vocal effects processor. Good VEP christening song Wink
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PostSubject: Re: Great expectations!   Thu 05 Mar 2009, 17:38

Sounds like a lot of fun Jonny!
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