Elbow - Neat Little Rows Lyrics

My high priest is folded neatly
Back in your box
Oh Lord
Gone the song he sang so sweetly
Back in your box
Oh Lord

Found myself astride a tiger
Lifted my head
Just like he said
Drown me now in down of eider
Get me to bed
Oh Lord

Lay my bones in the cobblestones
Lay my bones in neat little rows
Lay my bones in the cobblestones
Lay my bones in neat little rows

Angels and idols spiraling wild
Wind in your necks
Oh Lord
Landed gentry line up behind me
Wind in your necks
Oh lord

Smokey progress back room sages
Let me back in
Put back the pin
'Cause now I’ve found those torn out pages
Can’t read the text
Oh Lord

Lay my bones in the cobblestones
Lay my bones in neat little rows
Lay my bones in the cobblestones
Lay my bones in neat little rows

In the house where they grew you
There were secrets and mistakes
That the eyes that see through you
Would give anything to erase

But picture them counting your fingers
Waiting for the focus of your eyes
No no don’t point fingers
Fingers are for pointing at the sky
No no don’t point fingers
Fingers are for pointing at the sky

Yah, da, da, da, da, da, da, da
Yah, da, da, da, da, da, da, da
Yah, da, da, da, da, da, da, da
Lay my bones in cobblestones

Yah, da, da, da, da, da, da, da
Yah, da, da, da, da, da, da, da
Yah, da, da, da, da, da, da, da
Lay my bones in neat little rows

Yah, da, da, da, da, da, da, da
Yah, da, da, da, da, da, da, da
Yah, da, da, da, da, da, da, da
Lay my bones in cobblestones

Yah, da, da, da, da, da, da, da
Yah, da, da, da, da, da, da, da
Yah, da, da, da, da, da, da, da
Lay my bones in neat little rows

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Elbow Neat Little Rows Comments
  1. Dermacrosis

    This was my introduction to Elbow, and I have the now defunct xFM to thank for it.

  2. Robert O'Neill

    Only 'discovering' this band in 2018... where the hell have I been?

    Wendy Bendy

    Under a rock, 🤪 just like me. They remind me of Dave Matthews band a bit.

    Ste Longworth

    All that doesn't matter now. Your here. Welcome.

  3. Dan J

    One time, Ricky Gervais and Piers Morgan fucked... Craig Potter was the result.

  4. silenthillstrangler

    120 people dont have a heart let alone an elbow

  5. Sangdude

    This actually reminds me a lot of Soundgarden - Switch Opens. Am I the only one?

    J Cohen

    @Sangdude Whoa! Yes! I just listened to that song to compare and the first part is almost note-for-note.

    *** NOJ 777 ***

    I know I'm responding to this comment very late, but as someone that's compiled an 'ultimate playlist for chris cornell and his projects' and is now doing the same for elbow, I agree with you both completely :)

    *** NOJ 777 ***

    Creating them both on Spotify, I'll, gladly leave links to them if you want them

  6. Jacob


  7. stephen martin

    how can you fail to love elbow

  8. Graham M

    Someone expressing their opinion isn't justification to be violent.

  9. Guy Thompson

    This is brilliant I love it :D

  10. Apple/ /Green

    The fact that people like your comment 40 times disgusts me.
    Let him have his taste. I'm a huge elbow fan but I also think this isn't one of their best songs since it sounds so anti climatic and kinda boring.
    It's still a great song but just not my cup of tea

    Let people have their opinions.

  11. Jeremy Strain

    Like a mix of Gervais and Christopher Hitchens, lol

  12. DuckslayerCFC

    Go research what a one hit wonder is.. :|

  13. BWFSabian

    Pub singer.. crap.....

  14. Willow W

    my high priest is folder neatly :)

  15. Dan J

    Once upon a time, Ricky Gervais and Piers Morgan produced a child. That child, clearly, was an admitted alcoholic. He went on to be the lead singer of the band "Elbow" which produced the one-hit-wonder "Neat Little Rows", an admittedly good song, but he's a friggin' drunken Gervais-Morgan love-child...

  16. masterflapdrol

    And? dit he say pie when you hit him?

  17. Stephen O'Shaughnessy

    In one vid he's a depraved Stephen Fry, in this he is Ricky Gervais the man could be a celeb impersonator, at this stage

  18. Matthew D Gilpin

    how did Craig manage to lose so much weight?

  19. George Clark

    Minecraft? :D

  20. Ollie Dogg

    You don't owe it to god. And clearly, if you still have imaginary friends, you aren't fixed.

  21. Joel Biddle

    fuck off gavin

  22. Dan J

    @Anlimema problems or not, dont spam

  23. Dan J

    One time, Ricky Gervais and Piers Morgan fucked...

  24. Peter Collins

    @pradeeban33 ur an idiot

  25. Peter Collins

    @artscoff says you have good taste in music I am 46 and love them - my son is 18 and loves them - ageless, timeless...

  26. czlowiekmech

    When I first heard this song, it was during a early morning music show in TV like "Wake Up Music"... anyway I was about to go out for work, song started and I froze half step... just couldn't move, that's how I liked what I've heard... Whole day at work I was thinking of this song and now just can't stop listening to it. Pure Awesome!

  27. arthur smith

    I'm nearly 60 and I love this band, does that say anything about me, or them?

  28. Elliot Downs

    coldplay advert for this great song?! WTF

  29. Rachel Bennett

    @maddywoo13 omg thats funny lol. lame but funny.

  30. chris finch

    first time hearing this.so ima give it a chance

  31. goonsgoons1

    @TheMedchand wish i could play piano :L..

  32. rudobrody182

    @zlowroga Może tam powinnaś pozostać?


    CLICK ON: disccentury, MY MUSIC, NEVER SEEN

  34. LilySchmidt

    ahh! Cant wait to see them in november in munich! :D cant explain what their music does to me! :D

  35. Rafaela Bernal

    ¡Me encanta!

  36. AmataNobis

    @stk1970 Hey I was there too and ditto all your words! First time I've seen Elbow live and have to say one of the best gigs I've ever been to - I'm so happy they came here (and did you notice Melbourne got TWO gigs when all the other venues got one? WE LOVE YOU ELBOW!) I think they really enjoyed playing at the Palace.
    Loved the way Guy Garvey interacted with the audience too - and his familiar Manchester accent took me home again.

  37. stk1970

    Fantastic song, and you have to to hear it live. Saw Elbow a couple of days ago here in Melbourne, Australia. One of the best gigs I've been to. Everyone thoroughly enjoyed the show. Elbow just keep getting better and better.

    How rare is it to have a group of people working together in the music industry for 20 years and still actually liking each other?

    It was also kinda nice going to a gig and finding so many other British expats there!

  38. barrocosanteresco

    I'm in love with Guy Garvey...

  39. craftygoose

    the keyboard in this particular song reminds me of the CATS! soundtrack, lol

  40. Chris Broome

    My brother called these boring :O! so i actually had to hit him!

  41. The ghost of John Wick's puppy

    @Badoosh45 it sounds perfectly fine to me. Maybe the problem is that you have crappy computer speakers. Try putting on earphones or headphons.

  42. looky khan

    @Rossini130 i know, i feel your pain my friend, but its KOL that are more commercial.

  43. QuazarSky27

    Its bad how they cut out the middle part, its the best part of the song

  44. Caxton Man

    Is it me, or does he look like Ricky Gervais?

  45. Tunç Devrim Yoldaş

    One of the best groups around the globe.

  46. kikofromparis

    GREAT ELBOWS !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  47. syngates180

    .......I only clicked on this video because I thought it was about cocaine. Boooo

  48. Mrmelada

    This an amazing song. Perfect for i dont know maybe a movie theme or series theme. love it. :]

  49. stopmakingeyesatme1

    i love these guys, they do new stuff without coming across like hipstery douchebags.

  50. Donnie Francis

    For a second, I thought Ricky Gervais took over as lead singer. Whoa!

  51. mscottleonard

    Sort of lost track of Elbow over the last few years. Not disappointed to hear this at all.

  52. ashish rana

    just accidentally clicked this linked, to know 'there are no accidents'

  53. TheHoenheim

    @maddywoo13 I was considering "Hands and Knees"

  54. bobek3x

    Ricky Gervais can sing!

  55. Kazia Thornhill

    @TheHDlemon what kind of music do you like?

  56. Kazia Thornhill

    His voice is sexy, it resonates in my chest. And gives me that nice tingly feeling. I would love to hear more by this band.

  57. hello!

    elbow never fails.

  58. Stacey Simison

    @danbojitsu Nope, not at all. I was saying that the lead singer physically looks like my husband (sexy imo!) My husband was been considered "ordinary" by women who came before me. I was able to see more. As I got to know him better, I realized how truly amazing he really is. I'm the one who experienced people loving my talent more than ME, but I think he loves me DESPITE my talents, lol. It pays to look past a cookie-cutter version of attractive and see the person inside that "ordinary" shell.

  59. lemonz

    @MsPizza1997 Completely rythmeless... U cant even hum to the song...

  60. MsPizza1997

    @TheHDlemon What?! Are you deaf ?! Or just out of your mind ? because if you are not , there is no excuse for calling this song HORRIBLE . plz TELL ME WHY ?

  61. MsPizza1997

    Oh , wow ! I'm surprised ! That was neither amazing not wonderfully awesome ... It was an experience ... Such a PERFECT song <3

  62. Stacey Simison

    @sallycharlie7 Funny.... I actually think he is quite attractive. He looks a lot like my husband. Talent can make even the most ordinary man sexy. Not all women act like 8 year old children when they see an attractive man!!

  63. CatWalkingOnTwoLegs

    Sounds a bit like the white stripes and radiohead, but a little less personal

    Ivanyi Attila

    A bit Peter Gabriel

  64. graffman13

    i like the song but the considerable rise in pitch during the chorus is a strange counterpoint to the rest of the song,

  65. DoubleTastyMcBacon

    Rhythmless is what i think of them.

  66. rascalphoto

    I hope these guys finally get the attention that they deserve ...here in the states!

  67. Asierramoore

    Bravo...musicians don't all have to be 6 months old.

  68. maddywoo13

    @audiodead mines is gonna be called 'Ankle'...we should all do a joint tour.

  69. loumidis15

    Dear Vevo, Let me start by saying that your filthy dick-rich corporation sucks youtube dry of democracy and fun. Ever since these big companies started paying off youtube so they could post their shit...etc, we have been getting flagged for infringement every time we include a song we like in our videos. This is YOUtube, the place where we can post OUR videos.To people who want greedy corporations expelled indefinitely from youtube - thumbs up and copy this into Vevo videos

  70. RobynDharma18

    I really like this song. It's different. I can't wait to buy this album!

  71. X rui

    @rarelegend They have a new album in case you didn't notice :\

  72. Delmar Bautista


  73. Che Wallen

    @audiodead lmfao

  74. ViralDot

    after seeing a pedo 10 secs in i switch

  75. Taj Wheeler

    ELBOW HAS A NEW SONG?!?!? OSH- 2011 is gonna be fun! =)

  76. tacrock

    Coachella のストリーミングで見た!気がするこの方々 wow

  77. scuffymajorca

    im glad ricky gervais can sing

  78. stav

    each one of them, for himself is a fantastic musician. together, they suck. vevo you suck. this is fucking sad.

  79. MedievalAmbient

    I just saw this as a related video. I have never heard this song before. It looked interesting so I just clicked on it. I fell in love within 15 seconds. This is an amazing song.

  80. Bitofatit

    @audiodead Lol - knee! very funny But seriously they are a quality act.

  81. Amanda Quick

    ok, I got to admit - the credit score advert before this is catchy :D:D

  82. zepsett

    I didn't know piers morgan sang in a band...very, very talented man...

  83. DrummerSGX92

    This reminds me of Soundgarden Switch opens

  84. Jayne Falconer

    I've heard this song in the supermarket I work in a few times but only the keyboard bit. It's been driving me mad as to who the band was. Now I know. Good song too.

  85. gavin kerley

    i love this song but not ass good as grounds for divorce but still a great song

  86. Taila KHAM PO

    Still try to understand what is good about this band. Not my cup of tea i guess.

  87. allanbenn1970

    @Eoinposse see my reply to @Rossini130

  88. allanbenn1970

    @Rossini130 I love both bands but feel K.O.L.may have gone of the boil a bit, Elbow always give 100 percent,
    i hope im proved wrong but i'll let uy decide after you've seen them both live like i have.

  89. Obvious Bambi

    @Rossini130 Unrealistic thing to say.

  90. Obvious Bambi

    I'm going to see this band support Kings of Leon.

  91. jeg footworth

    I worked on this video, so :-P

  92. Jamie Matt

    this band can just do no wrong love em ;)

  93. BleedingToast

    just heard they are coming to Belfast for belsonic, :D

  94. London Loves

    guy garvey's voice is perfect.

  95. Darren Meacham

    benji doesnt like it

  96. broncojonnes

    What a boring video ...

    Good song.

  97. ArseBags


    Thanks for the opinion. You feel better for telling me that?

  98. claw2733

    i saw them live... it was AWSOOMMEE

  99. Thomas Kop

    that guy is fat

  100. Shawn Dimery

    @ArseBags OTT or what