Elbow - Some Riot Lyrics

A friend of mine grows his very own brambles
They twist all around him till he can't move
Beautiful, quivering, chivalrous shambles
What is my friend trying to prove?

The booze turns a tall, gentle boy to a terrible totem
And the kids gather 'round trying to see what's inside
I think when he's drinking he's drowning some riot
What is my friend trying to hide?

'Cause it's breaking my heart, it's breaking my heart
And it's breaking my heart to pour like the rain
Brother of mine don't run with those fuckers
When will my friend start singing again?

When will my friend start singing again?


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Elbow Some Riot Comments
  1. Antony parker

    We still miss you girl, no more running x

  2. Matthew McVicar

    I love the distant trippy piano riff. Its somehow deeply embedded in my subconscious

  3. Everything In Middle Earth

    I love this song. This band are so underrated.

  4. Kariido Kan

    So underrated! This song is amazing in all ways

  5. Kevin Thomas

    Mates amazing lovely song peace

  6. Kevin Thomas

    The whole album is amazing love to all

  7. Daniel Jackson

    This is in my top 3 songs of all time. Unreal song. The lyrics, the sound, that vocal line absolutely ridiculous. Elbow are alternative music gods. Awesome band.

  8. Gabe The Babe

    Reminds me a lot of my Runescape playing days where I would be running around trying to find my best friend and completing quests with him... Beautiful times!

  9. Alex James

    Will miss you mate :(

  10. Johnny Newton

    beautiful tune, even better with the orchestra

  11. JPGplazator

    3:33 ohhh

  12. Rich Robinson

    @xgoodandgone I thought the same when i put on the CD at my mates flat. Amazing.

  13. K. Bateman

    hermosa cancion, hace que casi llore xd muy emovita

  14. Toozday's Child

    This is easily one of the best songs I've heard in a long time. The melody is so bittersweet and melancholy, and the lyrics are nothing short of inspired.

  15. AllRiseForDrEvil

    Why only 611 views? This is one of my favourite songs on the album. Comes second only to Loneliness of a tower crane driver.

  16. xgoodandgone

    was eine entdeckung