"Threadneedle Street" as written by Damon Albarn, Graham Coxon, Steven Alexander James and David Rowntree....
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Threadneedle Street song meanings
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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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