"Hollow Ponds" as written by and Richard Russell Damon Albarn....
Chill on the hollow ponds
Set sail by a kid
In the heat wave that hit us all
1976

I felt the percussion
The green man had gone
Half my road was now a motorway
1991

I was by the Black Sea
Two hours in time
Spiny urchins and the new school bell
1979

Changed into lakeside
In January
(Hollow ponds)
Modern life was sprayed onto a wall
In 1993

Where the horses and passing trains (horses and the passing trains)
Have been tangled, revealed
In the green woods where you walked with me
Ship on hollow ponds was filled
Up with the dreams (it turned into a dream)
We shared our own CDs (we watched on LCD)
Every moment now and everyday
Every moment now and everyday


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"Hollow Ponds" as written by Richard Russell Damon Albarn

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    My InterpretationThis song seems to mark the passing of time with a few snapshots from Damon Albarn's life.

    The Hollow Ponds are in Leytonstone, London, where Albarn lived as a child. You can still hire boats there.

    The next line refers to the development of the A12 dual carriageway through Leytonstone, which faced massive protests as it cuts right through the built-up area and prompted a lot of redevelopment, including at the Green Man roundabout.

    By 1991, when this happened, he had moved on, grown up, and was now seeing that what he remembered as a child had changed completely, which seems to isolate your memories more, and gives the song a haunting quality.

    There are other references to these changes in the lines about CDs to LCDs, horses to trains, and his own career progression seeing Modern Life Is Rubbish sprayed onto a wall and then using that for the album title which pushed Blur further into the mainstream.
    tbcon November 23, 2014   Link

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