Wednesday, March 11, 2009

Starlings

by Elbow

How dare the Premier ignore my invitations?
He'll have to go
So, too, the bunch he luncheons with
It's second on my list of things to do

At the top I'm stopping by
Your place of work and acting like
I haven't dreamed of you and I
And marriage in an orange grove
You are the only thing in any room you're ever in
I'm stubborn, selfish and too old.

I sat you down and told you how
the truest love that's ever found
Is for oneself
You pulled apart my theory
With a weary and disinterested sigh

So yes I guess I'm asking you
To back a horse that's good for glue
And nothing else
But find a man that's truer than,
Find a man that needs you more than I

Sit with me a while
And let me listen to you talk about
your dreams and your obsessions
I'll be quiet and confessional
The violets explode inside me
when I meet your eyes
Then I'm spinning and I'm diving
Like a cloud of starlings

Darling is this love?
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Found this song while surfing the internet and I believe I have fallen in love. Alternative Brit-band "Elbow" might be on its way to the top of my favorites list. It's got a bit of everything: rock, alternative, electronica, and more. They remind me a bit of Coldplay, with more of an edge. Though at the very same time as I label them 'Coldplay-esque', there's no way on earth you would get their work mixed up with that of Martin and Co. On iTunes the official album review itself as well as the member reviews have drawn parallels between Pink Floyd, Radiohead, Sigur Ros, Coldplay, Electric Light Orchestra, and Gershwin. Talk about an impressive mix... Anyway, some of you will hate them and some of you may love them, but I'm here to recommend "Starlings" (BN: It is a different composition rhythmically, lyrically, and overall, so listen with a grain of salt. Or a half-cup. Your call) and at least a listen-through of their latest album, "The Seldom Seen Kid".
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