The Bones of You Lyrics

Elbow


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: George Gershwin, Du Bose Heyward, Dorothy Heyward, Ira Gershwin, Guy Edward John Garvey, Craig Lee Potter, Mark Potter, Peter James Turner, Richard Barry Jupp
album: Track 2 in album The Seldom Seen Kid
release date: 2008-3-17
popularity : 11 users have visited this page.
length: 4:50
mix: Craig Potter
producer: Craig Potter

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So I'm there charging around with a juggernaut brow
Overdraft, speeches and deadlines to make
Cramming commitments like cats in a sack
Telephone burn and a purposeful gait

When out of a doorway
The tentacles stretch of a song that I know
And the world moves in slow-mo
Straight to my head like the first cigarette of the day

And it's you and it's me
And we're sleeping through the day
And I'm five years ago
And three thousand miles away

Do I have time? A man of my caliber stood in the street
Like a sleepwalking teenager I know
And I dealt with this years ago
I took a hammer to every memento

But image on image like beads on a rosary
Pulled through my head as the music takes hold
And the sickener hits, I can work till I break
But I love the bones of you that I will never escape

And it's you and it's me
And we're sleeping through the day
And I'm five years ago
And three thousand miles away

And I can't move my arm
For the fear that you will wake
And I'm five years ago
And three thousand miles away

And I'm five years ago
And three thousand miles away
And I'm five years ago
And three thousand miles away

And it's you and it's me
And we're sleeping through the day
And I'm five years ago
And three thousand miles away

Track Listing

  • 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