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In the chorus this morning
I heard a carrion sing
He was flat and outrageous
Sounded like he needed a drink
Lying there I realised what the problem had been
I wasn't pretty enough for you, was I?

I suppose self-respect kept the answer hidden so long
Strange that my mind should be changed today
By the carrion's song
When his solo was over
The chorus didn't go on
It wasn't pretty enough for them like
I wasnt pretty enough for you was I?
It wasnt pretty enough for them like
I wasnt pretty enough you was I?
Was I?

Lyrics submitted by bmerz

The Crow song meanings
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    General CommentThey like crows don't they? Where's this song from?
    When you've listened to a lot of Elbow you pick up the repeated themes such as crows (lucky with disease, this song), passing guns from fathers to sons (Fugitive Motel, Leaders of the Free World), being really old (Powder Blue, The Everthere), Friends who stick around in bad times (Snooks (progress report) and Puncture repair), the iraq war (Snowball and Leaders of the Free World), phone sex (Lucky with Disease, Suffer) and that's not to mention the Doves/Elbow similarities. Even both of their third albums. The first track (Some Cities and Station Approach) both have the theme of returning home to your home. Both their third tracks (Forget Myself, Almost Forget Myself) have the theme of being drunk or stoned off your face, not to mention similar titles, and then you have the theme of moving on from a lover but wishing them all the best and not bearing any grudges (My Very Best, Sky Starts Falling)
    Did I miss anything?
    louisagiffardon September 14, 2006   Link
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    General Commentboth bands like waltzes...;-)

    I wonder if there is a non accoustic version of The Crow too...
    tamedlamiaon November 30, 2007   Link

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