Elbow - Fly Boy Blue / Lunette Lyrics




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

Presidential delays
Suppose I’m just lucky
l'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 cigarettes 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





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Elbow Fly Boy Blue / Lunette Comments
  1. Kent Borges

    REAL WORLD STUDIOS...Thee BEST.

  2. Ahmed Alaa L-Din

    "Fly Boy Blue / Lunette"

    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

    Presidential delays
    Suppose I’m just lucky
    l'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 cigarettes 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

  3. Klantvinder.com

    Pink Floyd comparisons are lazy.

  4. ashwood

    Brilliant.

  5. cancellara1979

    Always at least one masterpiece track on an Elbow album. This is one.

  6. cancellara1979

    Me, RED BOB and the Ivory Host

  7. brianpoetart

    If I were to walk into a room, say anywhere, a night out maybe, and this came on I would literally have the biggest smile in my head ever!!

  8. Scott Prelewicz

    These are easily the best lyrics ever written

  9. J B

    1 he'll of a talented bunch of musicians!!! Saw them last year in Chicago, incredible live show!!

  10. Peter Earl

    Love that presence of the baritone sax 👍🏻

  11. Simon0

    i love the second half (Lunette)

  12. Isidoro VenturaP

    ... wow...

  13. Tony Balls

    A masterpiece.

  14. Rob Steele

    At last good music 🎶

  15. Bárbara Donida

    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

    Presidential delays
    Suppose I’m just lucky 
    l'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 cigarettes 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

  16. José María Miñana Llibrer

    +elbow amazing, good job

  17. Josh Feeney

    This song is beyond fantastic, the Lunette is one of my favourite things Elbow have ever done. I love that coat too, anyone know where i can get one haha.

  18. chris french

    my all time favorite somewhere, sometime this man has lived in my shoes ..

  19. A_Reeing Kidd シ

    Dat drop doe

    A_Reeing Kidd シ

    I love this song I ask my dad "can you put on fly boy blue?" And he said yes or no lol

  20. Playground Twist

    όνειρο

  21. maverickmak91

    Lunette has some of my favourite lyrics of all time!

  22. reymont cantil

    poetry.

  23. reymont cantil

    kinda best song ive heard since walkmen broke up #truth #youknowthis

  24. rowallan mcdonald

    guy garvie has such an amazing voice on top of a tight as fuck band it just makes for musical excellence

  25. Simon Edgbaston

    Looking forward to seeing them at BirminghamAcademy(uk) in the newyear 😃

  26. Owen O'Neill

    I've just been watching Trainspotting again for the gazillionth time and Elastica's 2:1 was playing in the background of a scene and it so pinged my head that I heard it somewhere else. have a listen and compare

  27. Остап Косенко

    Чудова Музика....Дякую!

  28. Dominic Hook

    This song... Is just amazing and means a lot to me

    Fred Ralph

    Dominic Hook the second part (which seems like another song on its own) just grabs my soul...drags me deep down but also lifts me high...can't work it out really.

    Matthew Lofthouse

    Fred Ralph 100% the same feeling as me, what a song!

  29. Jane Ross

    The latter song in this pair is lovely, but the former especially, especially really gets me. Just such a groove! That horn chorus sounding so beefy at the same time as so frail, and taking just as much time as it needs to finish. Love it.

    I'd stopped after the album before for a while not hearing anything, and just got around to checking out this one and the EP after it recently. Very awesome. :)

  30. Дмитрий Сахибгареев

    ништяк

  31. Burak Akkanat

    Oh no. You're getting old, Guy.

    rob poynter

    He's a classic vintage. A fine wine

    Burak Akkanat

    He surely is and we even might not have seen his best times yet but still sad to think. A legend of mine already.

  32. HeadstockFilms

    Incredible song..

  33. Farah Noise

    saxo baritono rules!!

  34. Reed's Room

    Lunette has some of the most beautifully delicate & powerful lyrics I think I have ever heard in my life. I fall in love with this band more & more.

    "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, Mother forgive me,
    I still want a bottle of good Irish whisky
    And a bundle of smokes in my grave."

  35. theworldishers

    I just cannnnt get over this song! I listened to it million times dammit! Whats happening haha

  36. mia presenta

    Nina this guy is so talented. I love the haunting lyrics or should I say music. I would definitely purchase his work. Who writes the lyrics, and you and laura should have done background harmony.

  37. himokuutio jorma

    The first time I heard Lunette I started crying. Enough said how much I love Elbow ;)

  38. redteamla

    Fly Boy Blue really, really reminds me of another one - maybe something about the singing? A Pink Floyd song, maybe? It's been on the tip of my tongue for days now! Can anyone help me?

    Oren Paley

    +redteamla I think it reminds you of in the court of the crimson king by King Crimson. The drumming and guitar in the chorus is very reminiscent.

    Jibran Humayun

    +redteamla One of these Days by Pink Floyd from the album Meddle!

    Jibran Humayun

    +redteamla or maybe "fearless"...definitely off meddle there's a song with a bass line that is similar to the baritone sax bit.

    Jibran Humayun

    +redteamla "echoes", final answer

  39. DOOM

    Can anybody tell me how Pete gets this distinctive sound from his Bass Guitar?
    Thanks YouTube.

  40. Xavier López de Arriaga Candiani

    This fucking song is impressive, amazing, awesome and fantastic.

  41. V for Vociferous

    This song is still so criminally under viewed and seemingly undervalued. Tsk.

  42. mike jones

    one of the best songs, EVER!

  43. Nik

    whaou ! .....

  44. rowallan mcdonald

    beautiful piece of music the lyrics give me a lump in the throat every time i hear it makes me think of the things ive messed up and lost

  45. bigideas3

    This is the album that should raved by critics instead of another one that shall remain nameless and long and hazy...

  46. Jordan Sly

    absolutely gorgeous 

  47. johnmcluskey

    This is just pure musical brilliance after 3:10. This was album of the year and Elbow are a supergroup. How does Guy Harvey come up with these lyrics?

  48. silenthillstrangler

    52 people need to grow a fucking heart love ;)

    michael surname

    I know

    what

    they

    have

    done.

  49. andrew moonbeam

    When those horns kick in, pretty much ruins it for anything this side of the Flaming Lips. Thought they couldn't top Loneliness of Truck Drivers

  50. eugejnr1

    How does this man formulate these lyrics..

  51. sheri solomon

    "....Would the drivel make scribble make sense and then song..."

  52. ihuffandipuff

    nice n safe n generic. nice tho

  53. Pedro Freitas

    NOS Alive brought me here

  54. sheri solomon

    excellent

    "....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....."

  55. Hugo Machado

    nice song.. gz from portugal!

  56. tps607

    most enjoyable

  57. Oana R

    Hmm, is this an official video or something? I'm glad if it is :D this song really caught my attention while listening to the album. Also I'm glad to see all these positive comments, it seems there are people left out there who can appreciate good music.

  58. Giannis manos

    !!!!!!!!!!!!

    ΜΑΤΙΝΑ ΑΡΤΕΜΑΚΗ

    New album
    '' The Take Off and Landing of Everything ''

    Giannis manos

    @ΜΑΤΙΝΑ ΑΡΤΕΜΑΚΗ !!!!!!!!

  59. Sheila Smith

    wonderful band great music love thye harmony  love it all

  60. Stan Polito

    wonderful Tracks & Album...a great Guy Garvey... The Elbow at the high levels

  61. Mark Illingworth

    now love track 6

  62. Faith Holmes

    My dad and I love listening to Elbow!

  63. Azita Manii

    Great...

  64. Mark Illingworth

    cracking album apart from track 6

  65. parix78

    Why didn't they play this on Jools? Did they fear being mistaken for Radiohead?

  66. DunardNZ

    Guy looks like the loneliest man in the world standing by that brick wall and singing those words.....I want to give him a big cuddle and make it all better.

    Instead I'll just give thanks for his heart stopping lyrics, haunting melodies and the way the rest of the Elbow boys just. fit. together.

    TTOALOE is just the best album ever, since the last one.....
     

  67. catguru10

    i didn't really like the first song
    until the brass came in.

  68. acgkplh

    I've been into Elbow for many years and while jumping from one sound to another Elbow are my staple, you could say they are my porridge to an otherwise varied diet! Quite often a new Elbow album on first listen doesn't quite live up to the last album .... 3 listens in it becomes their best yet! I saw them recently at the Liverpool Echo arena ..... Blown away. True musicians and it shows in their layered music. Garveys lyrics are a wonder to behold.

    Timothy Dannenhoffer

    Seriously, their new album Giants of all Sizes is so fucking good but I found it so BLAH at first...the good news I think that bodes well for an album that can be listened to and taken seriously for a long LONG time.

  69. Matt Wilde

    The words to Lunette and just lovely. No other words to describe it

  70. Chris Summers

    Just fantastic music

  71. Scott Lindsey

    what the...?Top band.via Google+

  72. Umar Rafsanjani

    3:21 always make me chill

  73. Dorith Misrahi

    So beautiful....

  74. YesNomads.com

    Pure beauty

  75. Danny Jameson

    There's one on every album...goosebumps

  76. James Farris

    Best song on the album

  77. tegela1

    Best band ever. Can't wait for Dublin in June. 

  78. GreenshieldKnight

    love pete's bass on this!

    Timothy Dannenhoffer

    Yeah his bass is always so subtle but it's always there.

  79. Cerne Uffington

    Best thing they've ever done

  80. For The Living And The Dead

    Great tune! Love those unison instrumental bridges with the bari sax

  81. Petazzi1

    Beautiful! I only think that the open end needs the same 3:12 - 4:07 part again and after that it can fade away.

  82. Paul Apostolou

    Most excellent Band. Been following them for years. This song is bloody fantastic. 

  83. Louise Dengerud

    the rich sound, the full flavor, the exquisite tenderness, the love, the beautiful intonation, this is music that fills a soul, creates a memory, recalls all feeling and sends it soaring to a new life, rich with feeling 

    vervor

    this is what's good about youtube! wellll said and I agree

  84. Shane Rodarte

    This is art with out exception, Its like hearing painting.  The whole album is brilliant.  I agree with Apple Green, that last lyrics is emotion killer.  

  85. Michael Redding

    Well the album is just as good as I thought it would be xxxx ahhh welcome back elbow xxx

  86. jaffro321

    Just heard the album, I don't like it at all

  87. Jordan Edwards Mclean

    Sounds alot like King Crimson/ early Genesis stuff

  88. ingota

    I´m so happy - i didn´t know that there is coming a new album - shame on me as a huge Elbow-fan :D - so nice.

  89. Dominic Marsh

    The thing I like about Elbow is that every tune takes me on a journey...

  90. Coloruption

    that baritone sax! lovely!

  91. Cryptic scar

    Absolutely brill. I'm guessing they like Summer 68 by Pink Floyd (indeed all of Atom Heart Mother)! Love Elbow so much, best live band around!!

    paulomalley2

    thankyou for introducing me to the floyd song!

    vervor

    YES! So similar - what a beautiful PF song

    rowallan mcdonald

    summer 68 and fat old sun two amazing tracks of an outstanding album

  92. itamar zohar

    http://itamarzo71.wordpress.com/2014/03/03/%D7%AA%D7%95%D7%A7%D7%A2-%D7%90%D7%AA-%D7%94%D7%9E%D7%A8%D7%A4%D7%A7-%D7%91%D7%A4%D7%A8%D7%A6%D7%95%D7%A3/

  93. joanne chappell

    Another well anticipated album and a taste of what lyrical magic is yet to unfold. Loved the lunette part of this song and have no doubt the rest of the cd will be just as good. I cant wait to see this band live and am saving to make the journey early 2015 from Australia to see them wherever they may be playing at the time. : ))

  94. jaffro321

    The Fly Boy Blue part easily beats the Lunette part, the vocals are SO slick, as is the chord progression, strumming, that damn solo and the superb brass. Love the lyrics too, really personal, raw and awesome. The Lunette part is great, a nice mellow section, but really changes the song from what it could have been had it stuck with the Fly Boy Blue part. But I'm sure it'll fit in great on the album, if what surrounds it is a success!!

  95. A D

    Would love to know what mic Guy uses. His voice is most amazing.

  96. jules .mckim

    After several listens I reckon this is the best thing they've recorded...those lyrics at the end of Lunette are just beautiful

  97. A D

    Outrageously awesome!!!!

  98. inventomx

    "Where are the words for the leap in my chest when mischief appears either side of your scar on your nose/Made by a rose thorn, so you claim/By a rose thorn…"

    A D

    Isn't that an amazing set of lyrics.? Gorgeous!

  99. Euan Stamper

    I need Guy Garvey's jacket! Someone please!

    jeezoh000

    Try Fjallraven - a Swedish company

  100. Apple/ /Green

    This song (or to be specific, the ending part) melts my heart, because I can totally sympathise with the feelings Guy must have.

    When you're so deeply in love with a person, there will always be things in your life that make you grief about every single misstep you took, which lead to the inevitable end of something so beautiful.

    Especially the thought of your loved one living with another man, or making a wonderful little family without you, is especially heart breaking.
    It's that awkward thing, where you definitely want her to be happy, but you'll probably never get over the feeling, that you just can't handle it.


    Beautiful song, Elbow.
    Gonna get that album as soon as I can!

    Frawtarius

    A-god damn-men. I can't put into words deep and strong that hits.

    CD Tank

    That was very well said.

    A_Reeing Kidd シ

    Apple/ /Green ikr