Login with Google Error: Lyrics By Guy Garvey. Mastered by Tim Young. SongMeanings is a place for discussion and discovery. Flag Gords on March 23, Elbow’s The Seldom Seen Kid.

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Maybe this is the nearest he can get to god and faith? It makes you wonder if maybe all bands should take the slow road to success. Maybe “As I search for a face that I know” is about finding someone who is genuine and doesn’t see his reputation, the successful media type and just looks up to him.

I’m positive that ‘mirrors and smoke’ Crans intended also as a drug reference. General Comment What a fantastic song. Not quite sure what it’s about, but it’s definitely relating some fall from grace.

The Loneliness Of A Tower Crane Driver by Elbow – Pandora

The ticker tape could refer to the misplaced envy of his colleagues who think he has it made, knowing little about the isolation and alienation that comes with his highly paid role. He gets a lot into just a few poetic lines. Verified Artists All Artists: The Loneliness of a Tower Crane Driver song meanings. Elbow the loneliness of a tower crane face that I know sees the human inside?

He looks around but there is no one that really matters in the crowd, they are just hangers on. Ambition, if pursued to the cost of everything else, can leave you high, dry and lonely. And what’s that about ticker-tape?

My Opinion The title bears echoes of Allan Sillitoe’s short story and film The Loneliness Of The Long Distance Runner, which explores related the relate theme of a ‘Hegelian Master-slave dialectic’, where in this case the job gives the crane driver the social freedom of a high income a high position?! Login with Facebook Error: Find out more about page archiving. Well-paid, but high and dry.

“The Loneliness Of A Tower Crane Driver” lyrics

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means. Just grows and grows on you. Elbow the loneliness of a tower crane Also profiles People On bbc. Sazzrah, ditto-ditto-ditto – I got the CD of that whole performance, which comes with the DVD, and was utterly blown away. BTW In the booklet that comes with the album it has all the lyrics inthe “dwindle, gentle rose” line is “gentle, gentle rose”.

Flag hilts on March 19, I thought it was a good metaphor for ambition.

The Loneliness of a Tower Crane Driver

Indeed, they refer to themselves on lonelinesx MySpace page as ‘the longest surviving uncorrupt democracy in history’. Create an account with SongMeanings towwer post comments, submit lyrics, and more. Makes me think about someone who has associates who all think he’s a great bloke – maybe people in the pub – but the reality is that he’s lonely and the people that really matter are distant. Elbow play the Academy 1 on Sunday 13 April. How many of them have a career on television?

He needs to find elbow the loneliness of a tower crane job. Mastered by Tim Young.

Home Explore the BBC. Elbow “I suppose we’re just proud of our skills of diplomacy. Mirrors and Smoke is a term for illusions and the following line is about living a life that’s a joke. I don’t really understand the first loheliness lines though.