"Cody" as written by and Stuart Leslie Braithwaite....
Of all I knew, her held too few
And would you stop me, if I try to stop you

Old songs stay 'til the end
Sad songs remind me of friends
And the way it is, I could leave it all
And I ask myself, would you care at all

When I drive alone at night, I see the streetlights as fairgrounds
And I tried a hundred times to see the road signs as Day-Glo

Old songs, stay till the end
Sad songs, remind me of friends
And the way it is, I could leave it all
And I ask myself, would you care at all


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"Cody" as written by Stuart Leslie Braithwaite

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  • +3
    General Commentit's funny. this entire album was played at my cousin's funeral and now it makes so much sense in that context.

    after a life of hard living, he died and his biker buddies played this for him. he was thirty-nine years old.
    thefuzzybugon July 11, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI love how almost no ones commenting on the song, just about how amazing Mogwai is lol. Which is fine.

    This is one of my favorite songs. It has some of the saddest lyrics I've ever heard. I cried the first few times I heard it. Which doesn't happen often with me.

    "and the way it is, i could leave it all. and i ask myself, would you care at all?"

    wow.
    reznorfreakon October 23, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthis is an amazing song, truly masterful. I think it's about memories, but really, in my opinion, the lyrics come second to the jaw-dropping music in this. Like radiohead, only better.
    emo_joeon April 14, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"And I tried a hundred times to see the road signs as Day-Glo. "

    when i hear that line, i just love mogwai. i love them. i mean, i always love them, but just then... i /love/ them. almost as much as when the bass comes in on the first track on 'young team'. orgasmic.
    greenplasticon April 24, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI heard Mogwai was a bunch of drunk Scottish guys who like to pick fights after their shows. It's cool with me; their music is very moving and beautiful.
    benlloninhoon June 29, 2003   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYeah they did hate blur. They even started selling blur are shite tshirts. And I would agree with tuner, they are one of the best live bands. When they play my father my king....WOW! I couldn't hear for about a week but in a good way.
    Kurt Russellon January 10, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe Peel Session is a better version. Sounds a lot more pure and emotional.
    As usual, notice the way the lyrics are faded back so they really hide in the music. It's an interesting technique used by Mogwai to keep the focus on their awesome orchestration but to keep a bit of meaning and variation to their music.
    mozza_fanon June 17, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThe lyrics are a bit wrong here. Their official site lists the first verse as:

    Of all i knew
    I held too few
    And would you stop me?
    If i tried to stop you?

    great, great song :)
    _grumpyon February 06, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOh, Mogwai are so amazing. They are my favorite band. This song is really gripping. Makes me want to cry everytime I listen to it.
    Oh yeah! And Mogwai are the BEST BAND TO SEE LIVE!!!!!!!!!!! They are soooooooooo good.
    tuneron May 09, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThey also hate Blur. Which is plus.
    Viroon January 03, 2005   Link

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