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​Fly Boy Blue/Lunette

This song is by Elbow and appears on the album The Take Off and Landing of Everything (2014).

Original video
It’s a lethal ballet
Air traffic congestion
I’m having a baby
Second thoughts, scotch, dinner and
Someone’s dancing on the box
A former MP, and no one’s watching
My oldest friends are a serious habit
Fly boy blue, so bring your faces home
To my sweet trampoline
And acres of crash site love

Someone’s dancing on the box
A former MP, and no one’s watching
My oldest friends are a serious habit
Fly boy blue, so bring your faces home
To my sweet trampoline
And acres of crash site love

Presidential delays
Suppose I’m just lucky
I’m having a shindig
Me, Red Bob and The Ivory Host
And someone’s shouting on the box
A chinless prefect gone Godzilla
My newest friends have forgotten my name
But so have I, so far, so good and home
You and me trampoline
And oceans of crash site love

...

What can be said of the cigarette smoked?
A prop for a joke or a mark on the clock?
If I stopped would the bus ever come?
Would the dawn ever kiss me forgivingly, knowing what’s done?
Would the drivel make scribble make sense and then song?
Would the Woodbines denied black another man’s lungs?
Perverse as it may sound I sometimes believe
The tip to my lips just reminds me to breathe

What can be said of the whiskey and wine?
Random abandon or ballast for joy?
That was scuppered with trust, little more than a boy
And besides I’m in excellent company
I’m reaching the age when decisions are made
On the life, and the liver, and I’m sure last ditch
That I’ll ask for more time, but mother forgive me
I still want a bottle of good Irish whiskey
And a bundle of smokes in my grave

But there isn’t words yet for the comfort I get
From the gentle lunette at the top of the nape
Of the neck that I wake to

And where are the words for the leap in my chest
When mischief appears either side of the scar on your nose
Made by a rose thorn

So you claim, by a rose thorn

Written by:

Guy Garvey Wikipedia16 / Richard Jupp / Craig Potter Wikipedia16 / Mark Potter / Pete Turner