Art Brut: Emily Cane

Art Brut get better with every listening. Ulrich gave me this CD almost a year and a half ago, and I still feel it’s music for people about half my age. But I do have to acknowledge their genius.

I was your boyfriend when we were 15
It’s the happiest that I’ve ever been
Even though we didn’t understand
How to do much more than just hold hands
There’s so much about you I miss
The clumsy way we used to kiss
I wish I convinced you, you’ve made a mistake
If memory serves, we’re still on a break
Other girls went and other girls came
I can’t get over my old flame
I’m still in love with Emily Kane

Every girl that I’ve seen since
Looks just like you when I squint
I know you said it’s for the best
I still don’t understand why you left
So much about you I miss
Everytime I see a couple kiss
I hope this song finds you fame
I want schoolkids on buses singing your name

Other girls went and other girls came
I can’t get over my old flame
I’m still in love with Emily Kane

I don’t even know where she lives
I’ve not seen her in 10 years…
9 months, 3 weeks, 4 days, 6 hours, 13 minutes, 5 seconds

Other girls went and other girls came
I can’t get over my old flame
All my friends think I’m insane
I’m still in love with Emily Kane

There’s a beast in my soul that can’t be tamed
I’m still in love with Emily Kane
I thought I’d never love again
I’m still in love with Emily Kane

The torch that I hold, is always a-flame
I’m still in love with Emily Kane
I hope this song finds you fame
I want schoolkids on buses singing your name

All my friends think I’m insane
I’m still in love with Emily Kane
Emily Kane, Emily Kane, Emily Kane!

first song of the week :-) englischlernen mit liedern

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Anne

Teaching English for business communication skills, writing online for learners, translating, sailing whenever I can, from Washington, D.C.

5 thoughts on “Art Brut: Emily Cane”

  1. Hi Anne, i’ll post this comment here because i can’t remember where it should go and even though it has nothing to do with your post – which i enjoyed though even older than you!
    A while back i left a comment about a book where the character discovers a heaven that grows as they grow and then overlaps with other peoples’s heavens – each being individual and full of what you need.
    Do you remember?
    You asked me to tell you the title of the book if i remembered.
    I have.
    It WAS Lovely Bones – which if you first read the blurb looks like it will be horrific – and in truth starts with a brutal rape – but in fact is a very beautiful book.

  2. The Lovely Bones was sold out, so I got Let The Great World Spin, by Colum McCann, instead – and I’ve started and it’s lovely, too!

  3. i picked it up in a bookshop cos i liked the title and put it down again as it seemed too much “philip petit” (on whom i had overdosed).
    maybe i was wrong to?
    Let me know when you’ve read more.

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