"Grace Under Pressure" as written by Guy Edward John Garvey, Mark Potter, Craig Lee Potter, Richard Barry Jupp and Peter James Turner....
Grace under pressure
Cooling palm across my brow
Eyes of an angel
Lay me down
We still believe in love so fuck you


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"Grace Under Pressure" as written by Guy Edward John Garvey Craig Lee Potter

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    General CommentI think this song could either be about the moment before death, or maybe just the way that a lover can make everything seem alright if just for a moment. The gospel choir from "Ribcage" is back, but they just don't seem as almighty as I would have liked. They just seem a little off.
    pumkinhedon September 19, 2005   Link
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    General Comment"We still believe in love so fuck you" brilliant line.

    Recorded at Glastonbury, or at least the crowd bit at the end was. Would be better if it wasn't for the horrible whistling noise that keeps coming in at the start of the crowd singing that pierces my ears every time I listen to this on my headphones.
    sleep foreveron October 05, 2006   Link
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    General CommentPerhaps my favourite Elbow song and rightly so. If I'm feeling overwhelmed I often think about this song and it gives me strength :)
    Threepwudon January 04, 2007   Link
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    General CommentWhat a song!
    rhapsodyinyellowon November 10, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI wonder if that line was at all inspired by the famous line in Pynchon's Gravity's Rainbow: "They are in love. Fuck the war."
    HilbertThm90on July 10, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI like the whistle and the person who yells SO FUCK YOU! a little louder than everyone else.

    It builds from a quiet moment between 2 people into something as giant as "the belief in love". Like this tiny moment was powerful enough to effortlessly convince someone that love exists against all odds.
    humanoftheyearon March 20, 2009   Link
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    General CommentMight be something to do with Hemmingway's description of courage..?
    chikinmoooseon March 17, 2011   Link
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    General CommentSimply, it's a love song. How am I so sure? The Grace in question is one of my best friends...
    nycukon March 15, 2012   Link

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