Elbow - Lippy Kids Lyrics




Lippy kids on the corner again
Lippy kids on the corner begin
Settling like crows
Though I never perfected the simian stroll
The cigarettes senate was everything then

Do they know those days are golden?
Build a rocket boys
Build a rocket boys!

One long June
I came down from the trees
And kerbstone cool
You were a freshly painted angel
Walking on walls
Stealing booze
And hour long hungry kisses
And nobody knew me at home anymore

Build a rocket boys!
Build a rocket boys
Build a rocket boys!

Lippy kids on the corner again
Lippy kids on the corner begin
Settling like crows
And I never effected that simian stroll
No

Do they know those days are golden?
Build a rocket boys
Build a rocket boys!

One long June
I came down from the trees
And kerbstone cool
You were a freshly painted angel
Walking on walls
Stealing booze and hour long hungry kisses
And nobody knows me at home anymore

Build a rocket boys!
Build a rocket boys
Build a rocket boys!





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Elbow Lippy Kids Comments
  1. TheMathylda

    masterpiece

  2. Guy Murray

    I love you!

  3. Suzanne Vaartstra

    What an incredibly pure voice. Love this

  4. Fred Manteghian

    This is my all time favourite music video! The space and sound are amazing. Love Garvey’s ES-335 chops!

  5. Mc Fly

    You hear if a singer is good when singing quietly

  6. Javier Rangel

    That moment when he switches from the keyboards to the piano almost at the end, is pure bliss. Is like going into Heaven

  7. Ian Johnston

    i love you xx

  8. Biko Bleifrei

    ich bekomme ne verdammte Gänsehaut in der Vorfreude was ich hören werde - nicht nur bei diesem Song von Elbow

  9. Eddie Ryce

    9 years ago!!!!!

  10. Rose McGee

    Beautiful song 💕

  11. No Man's Sky

    Fucking excellent

  12. He's ONE FUNNY GUY

    somewhere between peter gabriel and arcade firee

  13. Nathong

    Love the bit of tape at the beginning :)

  14. misslundby

    ugh I love this band and their songs so much

  15. britpack dog

    Fun fact I do plumbing at blueprint studios. Lucky me eh.

  16. Luke Lynch

    One of the most underrated bands

  17. Random Scottish Bloke

    He is a genuinely beautiful singer.

  18. Fraser McLellan

    how are they that good live wow

  19. David Newman

    I wish I was as musically competent as that piece of tape.

  20. Hetty xo

    Song reminds me of my last day of primary school
    It was playing with a montage of photos of us at the school
    It makes me sad x😀😄😅😥😢😪😭

  21. Phillip McMullen

    Welcome back dude

  22. Richard Leyland

    If anyone wonders what that “simian stroll” is, just watch Liam Gallagher’s swagger (though Liam stole it from Ian Brown of the Stone Roses).

  23. Ambre Sun

    Très beau

  24. Dinesh Siwakoti

    And what does simian stroll mean?

  25. Epic Orchestra

    Song of the century

  26. Markus Lücking

    I wish to hear a song from Peter Gabriel from him...!!!!

  27. McCall Cruse

    Okay, I love Elbow, and I love this song. but what in the hell is a 'lippy kid'?

    Richie Kidd

    McCall Cruse a kid who gives you lip. Or a kid who is cheeky, mouthy or disrespectful. A lippy kid ha

  28. Eli !

    This reminds me of the last price of music in episode 6 of star wars

  29. Alan Harvey

    brilliant!

  30. Jürgen Naeve

    🎼one of the best (LIVE) Bands on the Planet... Elbow… and the great voice of Guy Garvey

  31. Ian Gilbert

    speechless.

  32. Jon Clark

    ...aaaaand it's 1977 again. Kerbstone cool... cigarette senate...hour long hungry kisses. Oh man I miss those days.

  33. David Carlson

    Very nice !

  34. Good luck everyone

    2010 . My god life speeds by, but this track is timeless. A classic song.

  35. 2charliep

    This rates along side things like Switching Off, Bones of You and Scattered Black And Whites for me.

  36. Marilyn Throp

    Build a rocket boys stop stabbing each other use that beautiful brain you were given

  37. Chris Williams

    This reminds me of my youth. Makes me think of my boys and I hope they build a rocket.

  38. 84veetee

    Lippy kids on the corner again
    Lippy kids on the corner begin settling like crows
    And I never perfected that simian stroll
    But the cigarette scent, it was everything then

    Do they know those days are golden?
    Build a rocket boys!
    Build a rocket boys!

    One long June I came down from the trees
    And cursed on cue
    You were freshly painted angel walking on walls
    Stealing booze and outlawing hungry kisses

    Nobody knew me at home anymore
    Build a rocket boys!
    Build a rocket boys!

    Lippy kids on the corner again
    Lippy kids on the corner begin settling like crows
    And I never effected that simian stroll, no

    Do they know those days are golden?
    Build a rocket boys!
    Build a rocket boys!

    One long June I came down from the trees
    and cursed on cue
    you were freshly painted angel walking on walls
    stealing booze and outlawing hungry kisses

    And nobody knows me at home anymore
    Build a rocket boys!
    Build a rocket boys!

  39. Dapper Chappy

    Beautiful piece of music . It just brought tears to my eyes . Bless

  40. Victoria Corcoran

    Such a beautiful band of genius !

  41. Mark Braid

    How could 308 people give a thumbs down to this

  42. jonas rodrigues lima

    Brasil 2019....alguém??

  43. Karl Padgett

    now that's what I call music...…

  44. Ian Williams

    Build a rocket for?

  45. spacemonkey

    Seeing Stars end credits by BBC

  46. David Carlson

    painting with music!  great song!

  47. Henrik Kropp

    Still brings tears to my eyes after all these years.

  48. Ian Carroll

    The similarities to the 1st century music in the link below is fascinating.

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=kp15cUHgryQ

  49. Elesa Ansell

    I’m a middle school teacher (2018). Students ask me if they can eat lunch in my classroom. I teach in an inner city Washington DC school. This is a standard that I play during lunch. Rough and tough kids will eat in silence while listening to this song. Even though I don’t ask them to be quiet. Thank you, Elbow. This song is magic.

  50. Jim Roland

    Th sorrow, the joy and the pain in one voice.

  51. Diarmuid Cahill

    Cmonnnnnnn!!!! :) ....never gets old!!!!!

  52. c K

    This has a lot of meaning in my life xxxxxx I love you edel and our angel xxxxxx please let me make it up xxxxxx before Christmas xxx ❤️❤️

    slede love

    A year later 💔

  53. Guillaume Robert

    Peter Gabriel's voice sound alike

  54. MadDrBob

    I STILL get chills whenever I hear that intro.... a criminally underrated band.

  55. Jeremiah Kirby

    Elbow is far too special to ever be mainstream at least in America. Scattered Black and Whites still hits me like a ton of bricks. Thank you boys, Thank you!

  56. Marilyn Throp

    Build a rocket boys do something amaising stop stabbing each other I get what he's trying to say

  57. Robert Perring

    Sublime.

  58. Grzegorz Mika

    Do I only see that his vocal and way he sings is very similar to Peter Gabriel?
    Anyway, it is so beatiful.

  59. Nancy Davisson

    I might play this when/if I can build enough "courage" to k*ll myself...

  60. Luis Breton

    What a class band. Pure

  61. niki hickey

    peter gabriel; anyone?

  62. Paul Murray

    I am trying to think of any track better than this, I can't, this is social culture bound up in in 6 minutes of brilliance. Thanks Elbow

  63. Billy Antony Laura Tite

    Sin_igual encantador!

  64. Scott F. Heller

    great song, I thought at first listening it was Peter Gabriel.

  65. randrews1806

    Nothing is more perfect

  66. Yeokay

    HOW does he sound exactly like the studio version. voice of an angel

  67. Pete Perry

    Personally I'd truck the wee sods out to Ordsall, come home to a real fire....buy a flat in Langworthy.

  68. Pete Perry

    Always been a fan of Guy G and the lads ever since Delamere Forest gig. Not sure about the thinking behind this track though? A Hymnal to wee scrotes? wtf? P.S. You got that bike fixed yet?

  69. Karl Padgett

    Garv is by no doubt the best male vocal artist this gen has had . Love the bones of the man ... 😍

  70. Xenium Xneum

    no engagement in 2 monthes just fan boys and haters . I am officiallly as dul l as my wife says i am. Oh well

  71. Xenium Xneum

    I think youve missed the point of this song and dont even know what lippy kids are. Do you know what it means to "perfect the simian stroll"? It means to walk with confidance not like a victim when youre down the Co op buying booze on a Friday. Ive already touched on this . Im either boring or right, coz no reply either positive or negative. My missus would say youre boring fuck off to bed wilo you . lol

    Xenium Xneum

    I love this tune by the way,

  72. Always, Some늘섬

    정말 좋아하는 음악과 영상. 한국에 와줘요~!ㅠ

  73. Phil Rothwell

    True musicians genius !!!!!!!!

  74. Ken Ytuarte

    stunning.

  75. Conny Komen

    the older we become the more relevant this song becomes!

  76. Conny Komen

    its cold in my room, but hearing this song my armhair raises! epic master lvl over 9000

  77. Xenium Xneum

    you ever had to perfect that simeon stroll down at the offy at 10 30 so youre not a victim?

  78. NIGEL PASSMORE

    As a frontman Garvey has all the charisma of a potato plus he looks like one as well. Overall the band are so mawkish and anodyne they make Coldplay sound like The Clash.

    Dermacrosis

    Said by the shallow person who isn't worth the effort to get to know.

  79. NiTSUD D

    I like the dude's sly little smile at 5:06 .. like "Damn.. this is going nice."

    Jon Clark

    Deservedly so... it took them a bloody long time to achieve success.

  80. Cormac CavanMcCann

    gaffer tape on the keys .. thought that was my idea :)

  81. Xenium Xneum

    Hes More punk than people realise," I never perfected that simian stroll," thats how you walk outside the offy when you dont want to be a victim, he sees it and he has perfected it. There all just your children, like we where, gobbing outside the arcade and stealing booze. He is no victim. Kudos to the man. I know how to do the off license strut. it is a thing. My boy is 12 and i wonder if hes going to be a lippy kid. Poetry there from your man x

    Xenium Xneum

    Sorry to bang on but i was at the offy earlier, all the rude boys where outside playing some top tunes on there device, i wanted to check there tunes out, but i jelled and fucked off home with my beer. I should of checked them out and mellded with them.....but i didnt. There you go. were all to blame for the disconnect that we are living in. Dont expect a reply the last one was 2 years old. Peace x

  82. C&O Music Channel

    Makes me cry it’s perfection build a rocket boys reach for the stars 🌟 fabulous 👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼👏🏼💕

  83. m m

    When you want to singalong but decide you don’t want to interrupt a beautiful voice

  84. Danny Fenson

    Its exactly this way live also what a fantastic tune by a fantastic manchester band !

  85. Mell1888

    Just thought Iwould remind .

  86. CI Ag

    The voice of this guy, IT'S JUST EXCEPTIONAL! I can hear elbow music all day! Love it!

  87. Darrell Robinson

    What an amazing song from an amazing band and voice

  88. George M

    I’m 16 and have only ever heard this song when my parents are playing it but I feel an intense nostalgia and want to be back to these “good old times”. I’m going through a really fuckin rough patch right now and am suffering from Derealization and severe anxiety but listening to real music with real passion behind it really gives me strength to keep going and get better. I sometimes feel embarrassed to like this music because people my age like shitty donk and edm so the is kinda a safe space for me to connect with anyone at any age or background.

  89. JC Eriksen

    Elbow has been my favorite group for several years. Most beautiful lead, great lyrics and the melodies are gorgeous. What a gift they are to the music loving public. Thanks for this upload!💖

  90. Linda Howard

    Love this song ❤️ so melodic

  91. bryaxe

    what can I say? this is so beautiful and speaking as a 1st generation 61 year old Beatles nut I know what I'm talking about. Haunts me senseless. WELL DONE!

  92. Bernard Coldwell

    Beautiful memories build a rocket boys!

  93. Ezio Pignata

    Just discovered them... awesome

  94. Antonello Prota

    veramente bravi qualsiasi lirica!!!bravi!

  95. Andrew Hall

    Saw them at sherwood pines and was disappointed as they mostly played new stuff, love the old stuff though.

  96. Mindofad

    A silver memory bullet straight between the eyes. Literally, my experience in song. Breaks me every time. Thanks.

  97. Mark Riddle

    In my view masters of there craft utterley brilliant !!

  98. Kevin Davies

    Great voice, passionate and real