"Sing" as written by Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Steven Alexander James and David Rowntree....
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  • +3
    General CommentGreat song and the best song off the Leisure album.The song's so sad.I think about loss and being not able to find any meaning or significance for life.
    Joekubrickon May 09, 2003   Link
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    General CommentBefore I found out that it was taken off Leisure I was going insane trying to find out what album it was on after I heard it in Trainspotting. No one listed it as a song on Leisure, and I can't imagine why they would remove it.
    issgonrainon April 10, 2005   Link
  • +3
    General CommentTo me it's about the loss of childhood innocence and happiness. Losing a part of your soul and just existing.
    This is one of the saddest songs I know. I love it.
    katyisgoneon January 27, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General Commenti don't think it's ment to be read into that much, it's self explanitory

    it's about losing all your emotion towards life, and just feeling like there is simply no point left
    honeysalta101on May 27, 2009   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationTo me - this song is about the loss of meaning in life that comes about due to any number of circumstances, the obvious being growing up and losing your inner child.

    It's particular relevant to me as i suffered my first episode of depressive illness when this song came out in Trainspotting in '96 and its always going to remain with me because of the numbness i felt and the "death" of the inner sensitive me (inner child) and awakeining to the realization of the reality of a "new" life going forward (living with depression).

    Not to mention it's a beautiful song in itself.
    spiritbearon April 20, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Comment"clearly about-" STFU!
    feeshaon October 02, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is one of my all time favourite songs. My favourite song by Blur, that's for sure. I think its about being depressed when you're younger, and you feel its unfair because everyone else is having a great childhood, etc. So really, a loss of childhood innocence, and happiness like katyisgone said.
    Rhiannaaaon October 18, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI haven't commented on this website in ages, yet I feel that I now must given some of the comments above.

    This song is off Blur's album Leisure, which came out in 1991.

    The film of Trainspotting didn't come out until 1996 - the novel wasn't even published until 1993, for Gawd's sake!

    This song wasn't written for the movie (although it is used in it).

    Excellent song by the way... as for its meaning... I agree, it's obviously about loss of joyful innocence. Could be about heroin - but not necessarily so.
    Yer_Maon April 16, 2012   Link
  • +1
    General CommentIn fact, according to Wikipedia, "Sing" was written in 1988...

    ""Sing" was included on the Trainspotting soundtrack in 1996. The original version, "Sing (To Me)" was recorded as a demo in late 1988 under the band's former name- Seymour, and can only be heard on the ultra-rare Promo-only single which was released over a decade later in February 2000."
    Yer_Maon April 16, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti feel like that.
    maggotbrainon April 24, 2004   Link

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