Scattered Black and Whites Lyrics

Elbow


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Craig Lee Potter, Guy Edward John Garvey, Mark Potter, Mark Ellis Potter, Peter James Turner, Richard Barry Jupp
album: Track 12 in album Asleep in the Back
release date: 2001-5-7
popularity : 5 users have visited this page.
genres: Electronic Rock Blues Folk, World, & Country
styles: Indie Rock/Experimental/Lo-Fi/Acoustic/Alternative Rock
length: 5:30

Cover Art

Elbow Asleep in the Back cover art
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Been climbing trees I've skinned my knees
My hands are black the sun is going down
She scruffs my hair in the kitchen steam
She's listening to the dream I weaved today
Crosswords through the bathroom door
While someone sings the theme-tune to the news
And my sister buzzes through the room leaving perfume in the air
And that's what triggered this.

I come back here from time to time
I shelter here some days.

A high-back chair. He sits and stares
A thousand yards and whistles
Marching-band (Boom-ching)
Kneeling by and speaking up
He reaches out and I take a
Massive hand.

Disjointed tales
That flit between short trousers
And a full dress uniform
And he talks of people ten years
Gone like I've known them all my life
Like scattered black 'n' whites


Track Listing


CD 1
  • 1 Any Day Now
  • 2 Red
  • 3 Little Beast
  • 4 Powder Blue
  • 5 Bitten by the Tailfly
  • 6 Asleep in the Back
  • 7 Newborn
  • 8 Don't Mix Your Drinks
  • 9 Presuming Ed (Rest Easy)
  • 10 Coming Second
  • 11 Can't Stop
  • 12 Scattered Black and Whites