Forget Myself

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"Forget Myself" is Elbow's first single from the album Leaders of the Free World, released in three formats: two CD singles and one 7" vinyl. One of the CDs was a Maxi-CD Single released on an Enhanced CD. The song itself has a technical-like sound as well as usage of doubletracking in the vocals. "Strangeways to Holcombe Hill in 4.20" is an instrumental, reminiscent of several James Bond theme songs. "My Finger" is an Indigo Jones cover, a fellow-Manchester band. "The Good Day" is an atypically glam rock-style track, as well as "McGreggor" were added to the Japanese version of Leaders of the Free World as bonus tracks. The song was debuted live, originally entitled "Buddha With Mace", at Blueprint Studios in Salford in May 2005, at a one off gig as part of the Carling 24 Festival. 


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They're pacing Piccadilly in packs again
And moaning for the mercy of a never come rain
The sun's had enough and the simmering sky
Has the heave and the hue of a woman on fire
Shop shutters rattle down and I'm cutting the crowd
All scented and descending from the satellite towns
The neon is graffiti singing make a new start
So I look for a plot where I can bury my broken heart

No I know I wont forget you but I'll forget myself if the city will forgive me

The man on the door has a head like Mars
Like a baby born to the doors of the bars
And surrounded by steam with his folded arms
He's got that urban genie thing going on
He's so mercifully free of the pressures of grace
Saint Peter in satin he's like Buddha with mace

No I know I wont forget you but I'll forget myself if the city will forgive me

Do you move through the room with a glass in your hand?
Thinking too hard about the way you stand
Are you watching them pair off and drinking them long?
Are you falling in love every second song?

No I know I wont forget you but I'll forget myself and the city will forgive me

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Elbow are an English alternative rock band comprising Guy Garvey (vocals, guitar), Richard Jupp (drums, percussion), Craig Potter (keyboards, piano), Mark Potter (guitar, backing vocals), and Pete Turner (bass guitar, backing vocals). They have played together since 1990 and have released five studio albums: Asleep in the Back (2001), Cast of Thousands (2003), Leaders of the Free World (2005), The Seldom Seen Kid (2008), and Build a Rocket Boys! (2011). In the UK, all of their albums have made the top twenty, and seven of their singles have been in the top forty. more »

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Written by: Peter James Turner, Craig Lee Potter, Mark Potter, Richard Barry Jupp, Guy Edward John Garvey

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