Listen & Learn: Blur

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Blur is an English alternative rock band.

They began in London, England in 1989.

They were a part of the 90’s Brit-Pop music movement.

Blur’s rival was another famous English band called Oasis.

Both bands would talk bad about the other band in music magazines.

Blur became very famous in England.

However, until 1997 they had only little success in America.

That year they released their 4th album “Blur.”

That album had a famous single called “Song 2.”

In the next album “13” they experimented with electronic music.

In 1998, singer Damon Albarn started a side band called the Gorillaz.

In 2003, Blur released their final album “Think Tank”

After a long tour they decided to break up.

Now the Gorillaz have become a very well known band.

In 2009, Blur reunited and performed several concert tours.

I always thought Blur was cooler than Oasis.

By the way, my favorite Blur songs are “Coffee and TV” and “Out of Time.”

 

“Coffee and T.V.”                                                                                                                                                                                                                                          

Do you feel like a chain store?


Practically floored


One of many zeros


Kicked around bored


Your ears are full but you’re empty


Holding out your heart


To people who never really


Care how you are

 

So give me Coffee and TV


easily


I’ve seen so much


I’m going blind


And I’m brain dead virtually


Sociability


It’s hard enough for me


Take me away from this big bad world


And agree to marry me


So we can start all over again



Do you go to the country


It isn’t very far


There’s people there who will hurt you


‘Cause of who you are


Your ears are full of the language


There’s wisdom there you’re sure


‘Til the words start slurring


And you can’t find the door


So give me Coffee and TV


easily


I’ve seen so much


I’m going blind


And I’m braindead virtually


Sociability


It’s hard enough for me


Take me away from this big bad world


And agree to marry me


So we can start all over again




So give me Coffee and TV


easily


I’ve seen so much


I’m going blind


And I’m brain dead virtually


Sociability


It’s hard enough for me


Take me away from this big bad world


And agree to marry me


So we can start all over again




Oh…we could start over again


Oh…we could start over again


Oh…we could start over again


Oh…we could start over again

 

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“Song 2”

 

 WOOHOO!


WOOHOO!


WOOHOO!


WOOHOO!

I got my head checked


By a jumbo jet 


It wasn’t easy 


But nothing is,


No

WOOHOO!


When I feel heavy metal WOOHOO!


And I’m pins and I’m needles WOOHOO!


Well I lie and I’m easy


All of the time but I’m never sure why I need you 


Pleased to meet you!

 

 

I got my head done


When I was young 


It’s not my problem 


It’s not my problem

 

WOOHOO!


When I feel heavy metal WOOHOO!


And I’m pins and I’m needles WOOHOO!


Well I lie and I’m easy


All of the time but I’m never sure why I need you 


Pleased to meet you!

 

Yeah, yeah


Yeah, yeah 


Yeah, yeah 


Oh, yeah

Indie band Blur. (l-r) Graham Coxon, Dave Rowntree, Damon Albarn and Alex James

“Out of Time”

                                                                                       Where’s the love song to set us free


Too many people down, everything turning the wrong way 
round



And I don’t know what love will be


But if we stop dreaming now, lord knows we’ll never clear the 
clouds


And you’ve been so busy lately


That you haven’t found the time


To open up your mind




And watch the world spinning gently out of time




Feel the sunshine on your face


It’s in a computer now


Gone to the future, way out in space




And you’ve been so busy lately


That you haven’t found the time


To open up your mind


And watch the world spinning gently out of time
                                                                                                                                                                                                                   


And you’ve been so busy lately


That you haven’t found the time


To open up your mind


And watch the world spinning gently out of time


Tell me I’m not dreaming


But are we out of time


(we’re) out of time (x4)

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“Tender”

Tender is the night


Lying by your side


Tender is the touch


Of someone that you love too much


Tender is the day


The demons go away


Lord I need to find


Someone who can heal my mind



Come on, Come on, Come on 


Get through it


Come on, Come on, Come on 


Love’s the greatest thing


Come on, Come on, Come on 


Get through it


Come on, Come on, Come on 


Love’s the greatest thing 


That we have


I’m waiting for that feeling


Waiting for that feeling


Waiting for that feeling to come

 

 

Oh my baby

 

Oh my baby


Oh why


Oh my



Tender is the ghost


The ghost I love the most


Hiding from the sun


Waiting for the night to come


Tender is my heart


I’m screwing up my life


Lord I need to find


Someone who can heal my mind


Come on, Come on, Come on 


Get through it


Come on, Come on, Come on 


Love’s the greatest thing


Come on, Come on, Come on 


Get through it


Come on, Come on, Come on 


Love’s the greatest thing 


That we have


I’m waiting for that feeling


Waiting for that feeling


Waiting for that feeling to come

 

 

Oh my baby

 

Oh my baby


Oh why


Oh my



Come on, Come on, Come on 


Get through it


Come on, Come on, Come on 


Love’s the greatest thing


Come on, Come on, Come on 


Get through it


Come on, Come on, Come on 


Love’s the greatest thing 


That we have


I’m waiting for that feeling


Waiting for that feeling


Waiting for that feeling to come

 

 

Oh my baby

 

Oh my baby


Oh why


Oh my
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“No Distance Left To Run”

It’s over


You don’t need to tell me


I hope you’re with someone who makes you 


feel safe in your sleep


and tonight


I won’t kill myself, trying to stay in your life


I got no distance left to run



When you see me


Please turn your back and walk away


I don’t want to see you 


‘Cause I know the dreams that you keep


That’s where we meet


When your coming down, think of me here


I got no distance left to run



It’s over, I knew it would end this way


I hope you’re with someone who makes you feel


That this life is a life


One who settles down, stays around


Spends more time with you


I got no distance left to run

 

I’m coming home

It’s over

Come on home

No more

 

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