"My Year in Lists" as written by Oliver Briggs, Tom Bromley, Gareth Paisey, Neil Ashley Turner, Aleksandra Berditchevskaia, Harriet Coleman and Ellen Waddell....
You said "send me stationary to make me horny"
So I always write you letters in multicolours
Decorating envelopes for foreplay
Damn extended metaphors, I get carried away
On the back of a natural disaster, fixed with parcel tape and with kids sticking plasters
Nothing says "I miss you" quite like war poetry you carved in your door with a Stanley knife

My year in lists
Stomping on your fingers as you're clinging on to the abyss
So put on every winter coat that you've owned since '98
And every midnight sees the countdown to another awful day

I cherish with fondness the day (before) I met you
I cherish with fondness the day (before) I met you
I cherish with fondness the day (before) I met you

On your request, I compile a list
Of my top five resolutions for this year (one!)
I declined 'cause I decided that I (two!)
Do not believe in the new year anymore (three!)
And you must confess that at times like these
Hopefulness is tantamount to hopelessness (four!)
And I accept that it's time for a change but not in
Places like this with people like these (five! five! five! five! five!)

My year in lists
Stomping on your fingers as you're clinging on to the abyss
So put on every winter coat that you've owned since '98
And every midnight sees the countdown to another awful day

I cherish with fondness the day (before) I met you
I cherish with fondness the day (before) I met you
I cherish with fondness the day (before) I met you


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"My Year in Lists" as written by Ellen Waddell Aleksandra Berditchevskaia

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    General Commentbest song on the new record!
    ThePoetYouNeverWereon January 10, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentFavorite Los Campesinos! song. It actually makes me laugh out loud (in a good way) every time I hear it.

    You said "send me stationary to make me horny"
    These guys (and gals) are hilarious!
    TONERon April 09, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe narrator clearly believes in change, but doesn't want to evolve in his/her current situation anymore. The best part is the bit about hopefulness and hopelessness.
    kaitlingraceon January 14, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWow, that guitar riff after the "cherish with fondness" bits is amazing! It's a shame it's so short.
    AllyS2on January 18, 2008   Link
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    General Comment''The first verse of this is kind of a continuation of ‘…Doe Eyes’. It mentions living a love life through Royal Mail and how these methods of communication can drain anything of context, which obviously makes things problematic. It's also about how much I hate the New Year and how people react to it. I don't believe in New Year’s Resolutions. I believe in changing things when they need to be changed.''
    -gareth LC
    contrary_maryon February 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think this song is about spending a year apart, reference to sending postcards and 'i miss you', and at the end of the year you have to look back and think if it was worth it, but this song is very tongue and cheek and I think it's also sarcastically making fun of the indie pop scene as a lot of their songs do.
    U4iaon November 26, 2008   Link

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