"Powder Blue" as written by and Guy Edward John/potter Garvey....
Your eyes are just like black spiders
Your hair and dress in ribbons, baby cakes
In despair or incoherent.
Nothing in between
China white, my bride tonight
Smiling on the tiles

Bring that minute back
We never get so close as when the sun-ward flight begins

I share it all with you
Powder blue
Stumble through the crowds together
They're trying to ignore us, that's o.k.
I'm proud to be the one you hold when the shakes begin

Sallow skinned, starry eyed, blessed
In our sin
Bring that minute back
We never get so close to death
Makes you so alive
I share it all with you
Powder blue


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"Powder Blue" as written by Guy Edward John Garvey Craig Lee Potter

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  • +5
    General CommentThe real reason Guy Garvey wrote the song is very beautiful, so I shall share it with everyone: "I almost feel guilty for writing this song. It’s based on a withdrawing couple I saw in a bar. She was banging a coin on the bar really loudly and he came up behind her and put his arms round her, staying her hand and she burst into tears. There was a tragic magic to the situation that would have affected anyone who witnessed it."
    ali_pally_05on December 31, 2004   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI love this song. It's so beautiful.
    PrincessMargeraon January 22, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentYeah an awsome song, but i think you're missing the meaning completely. i don't know how you car crash out of this song, but very interesting view. did he say anything about a car crash in an interview or are you playing guessing games. I think "falling asleep at the weel" is some sort of metaphorical term, not to be taken litterally. What does "your eyes are like black spiders" have to do with a car wreck?? Please tell me. I'm dying to know. I love this band, but can someone intelligently respond to me please? not to be too synical or anything.
    Phrogexon May 23, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhat a song! His voice works with the sound of the piano really well. In the song book of the album, it says "Eyes' on horizon. Don't sleep at the wheel" sitting next to the lyrics of Powder Blue. That line is the last line of Red, one of the other songs on the album. So, i guess this song is about a car crash with two people people in it, one dying and the lyricist surviving. He talks about bringing 1 minute back to spend it with the girl that died. GO BUY THE ALBUM!!!!!
    kimbui1on May 11, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlast line of "Any Day Now" sorry!
    kimbui1on May 11, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree, it's about a car crash where the girl dies, and all he wants is one more minute to be with her. Beautiful song, amazing band.
    punkcesson May 27, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song gives me chills everytime i hear it. amazing song, amazing album.
    Halah314on July 19, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI saw Elbow open for a Doves show and I had never heard of them, The had such an amazing sound. Everyone was in complete Awe of this opening band. As far as this song I feel it is the best on the album but the whole album is great.
    Kid_Aon September 09, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song again, this band deserves way more credit than it gets. I heard this song was about 2 drug addicts and that fact makes their love so much more volatile and whatever.
    aftonbelleon March 03, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI heard this song on the AE SOS CD.. Wow, blew my mind.. And the way it ties in with the other song about the girl dying.. Just wow, their music does something to my soul..
    DeViLiShAnGeLon March 04, 2003   Link

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