"Threadneedle Street" as written by Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Steven Alexander James and David Rowntree....
The time has come
Not to be cautious
You must be careful no to make mistakes
For every heart flower
In twenty four

An operation froze
Faster than they did yesterday
And the landing right on your side
They won't be much of a problem

Then passed smith
There is a rise
When everybodies asleep at home
He becomes nervous
And sees a change
Today in future

Oh la la oh la la oh la la
Watch the markets move from the screen
In a pocket in a grey flannel suit
Re tomorrow's cash today
And check your pulse

Waste metals crawling to the kerb
And softs dropped in a summer term
Sugars melted in the mouth
Of a broken home
If we knew a better option

She sleeps for while
And it could be long time before he thinks again
And then he looks at the papers and looks again
Today futures

Oh la la oh la la oh la la oh la la
Today futures
Futures futures futures [repeat the fade]


Lyrics submitted by Demau Senae

"Threadneedle Street" as written by David Rowntree Steven Alexander James

Lyrics © EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC, Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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    General Commentwho's with me on wanting the band to release the "10th Anniversary Collection" to the general public? (meaning the 22(?) disc collection of all of the singles and B-sides up 'til 13)
    pumkinhedon February 06, 2005   Link
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    General CommentI LOVE THIS SONG!! it is my dream to wander around london with this blaring in my headphones.. i want to pretend to be in a blur video. i think this could have been a good single, maybe..

    sort of sounds like another "character" song... a business man?

    i love the line "...and it could be a long time before he thinks again"
    pollyethyleneon June 16, 2005   Link
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    General Commentagain this has been incorrectly copied from the japanese CD booklet... it should be:

    The time has come not to be cautious
    You must be careful no to make mistakes
    For every half hour in twenty four -

    And operations froze faster than they did yesterday
    And the landing rate's on your side so there won't be much of a problem

    Then past midnight there is a rise
    When everybody's asleep at home
    He becomes nervous and sees a change
    Today in futures

    Watch the markets move from the screen
    In a pocket in a grey flannel suit
    Read tomorrow's crash today and check your pulse

    Base metals crawling to the kerb
    And softs dropped in their summer term
    Sugar melted in the mouth of a rudegirl
    Who knew a better option

    She thinks for while and it could be long time before he thinks again
    And then he looks at the papers, and looks again
    Today in futures
    -

    I think it's about a stockbroker who's watching a financial disaster about to happen on his computer and can't do anything about it.
    alexmerrion October 11, 2007   Link
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    General CommentObviously about the economy and a banker that's obsessed, checking the papers, and wondering about the future...

    My favourite B-side for now...
    uktahon February 05, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThreadneedle Street - location of the Bank of England. It has the same connotations as Wall Street does for Americans or Bay Street has for us Canadians.
    EuchridEucrow83on April 11, 2011   Link

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