Elbow - Starlings Lyrics

Elbow The Seldom Seen Kid cover art
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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?
Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Starlings
  • 2 The Bones of You
  • 3 Mirrorball
  • 4 Grounds for Divorce
  • 5 An Audience With the Pope
  • 6 Weather to Fly
  • 7 The Loneliness of a Tower Crane Driver
  • 8 The Fix
  • 9 Some Riot
  • 10 One Day Like This
  • 11 Friend of Ours
  • 12 We're Away


  • Credits
    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 1 in album The Seldom Seen Kid
    release date: 2008-3-17
    popularity : 149 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock
    styles: Alternative Rock/Acoustic/Indie Rock
    length: 5:06
    producer: Craig Potter
    mixer: Craig Potter
    lyricist: Guy Garvey
    composer: Elbow
    Album Information
    label: Fiction Records
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 0602517640986
    script: Latin