Saturday, January 28, 2012

Waxing Lyrical #1

I love lyrics. I listen to some truly awful music because the lyrics are so utterly beguiling. I think lyrics, more often than not, make a song. Sometimes its a single line that catches me, other times its the entire formation, like a poem, a short story, set to music.
I thought it might be fun to write down the lyrics that have me at any given time.
So for today I'll leave you with my current favorite set of lyrics, taken from Elbow's beautiful Scattered Black and Whites from their 2001 album, Asleep In The Back (easily their best album in my opinion.)
The lyrics all get me in this one, Guy Garvey weaves his northern sensibilities into the song almost unconsciously. You can picture the scene instantly, and the whole song just makes me want to run home. My favourite lyric in this are the opening lines, they paint the most beautiful scene:

Been climbing trees, I've Skinned my knees
My hands are black the sun is going down.

Why not tell me about your favorite lyrics. Leave a comment or come find me on twitter @Zi_ish!

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