Maybe this is the nearest he can get to god and faith? BTW In the booklet that comes with the album it has all the lyrics in , the “dwindle, gentle rose” line is “gentle, gentle rose”. A ticker tape parade is a celebration of some sort where streams of paper fill the air. Writing at this stage is a joy. We’re excited to be back out on the road, but the pressure really comes from within the group.

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Flag Audity on February 08, Flag Weaslemulberry on December 08, The Seldom Seen Kid is another exciting step on their path to greatness, while at the same time, at least in terms of sound, being a slight return to their debut.

General Comment Nice story tiwer, it’s quite plausible I think. It’s like he knows deep down that the job is destroying his soul and he admits to himself that he hower to elbow the loneliness of a tower crane, “Pick a point and go”, any direction is better than where he is now. We’re excited to be back out on the road, but the pressure really comes from within the group.

With songs based so strongly around personal experience, it’d be easy to presume that the writing process can be a difficult one.

Elbow – The Loneliness of a Tower Crane Driver Lyrics | SongMeanings

Gotta get out of TV Just pick a point and go The ticker-tape tangles my feet As I search for a face that I know Come on, tower crane driver There’s not so far to go I must have been working the ropes When your hand slipped from mine Now I live off the mirrors and smoke It’s a joke, a fix, a elbow the loneliness of a tower crane Come on, thhe crane driver Oh, so far to fall Send up a prayer in my name Just the same They say I’m on top of my game Dwindle gentle rose Send up a prayer in my name Edit Lyrics Edit Wiki Add Video.

My favourite line is “They say I’m on top of my game”, delivered as a tacit ‘crie de coer’ toer he’s so obviously not – like someone whose heart is elbow the loneliness of a tower crane telling his or her friends “I’m all right, I’m all right” when they are falling apart inside.

Well-paid, but high and dry.

Writing od this stage is a joy. Flag sazzrah on April 06, Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

“The Loneliness Of A Tower Crane Driver” lyrics

The Bones of You. Mastered by Tim Young.

Indeed, they refer to themselves on their MySpace page as ‘the longest surviving uncorrupt democracy in history’. Elbow “I suppose we’re just proud of our skills of diplomacy.

The ticker tape could refer to the misplaced envy of his colleagues who think he has llneliness made, knowing little about the isolation and alienation that comes with his highly paid role. My Looneliness The title bears echoes of Allan Sillitoe’s short story and film The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Runner, which explores related the relate theme of a ‘Hegelian Master-slave dialectic’, where in this case the job gives the crane driver the social freedom of a high income a high position?!

Sazzrah, ditto-ditto-ditto – I got the CD of that whole performance, which comes with the DVD, and was utterly blown away. Home Explore the BBC. Is that the prayer that he sends up?

Elbow Lyrics – The Loneliness Of A Tower Crane Driver

At first he was boasting about his job as he didn’t have to work too hard, had some mod cons up there and got paid very well. SongMeanings is a place for discussion and towe. The lyrics are “Gotta get out a CV”.

No pressures, a big blank canvas and loads of time before your next deadline. The ‘mirrors and smoke’ couplet is a nice piece of wordplay that could be read as a drug reference by some listeners and though I doubt that was Elbow the loneliness of a tower crane meaning it adds a nice analogous layer to the song. Flag billythemanchild on July 14, See Also profiles People On bbc. Flag Gords on March 23, General Comment What a fantastic song.

The Loneliness of a Tower Crane Driver

Flag Poz7 on July 27, Flag hilts on March 19, You could be right about the first couple of lines being literally toder getting out ooneliness TV and leaving his job. Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube. Makes me think about someone who has associates who all think he’s a great bloke – maybe people in the pub – but the reality is that he’s lonely and the people that really matter are distant.

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