Elbow — One Day Like This
Album: The Seldom Seen Kid
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7.5

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Total ratings: 2353
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Released: 2008
Length: 6:25
Plays (last 30 days): 2
Drinking in the morning sun
Blinking in the morning sun
Shaking off a heavy one
Heavy like a loaded gun

What made me behave that way?
Using words I never say
I can only think it must be love
Oh anyway, it's looking like a beautiful day

Someone tell me how I feel
It's silly wrong, but vivid right
Oh, kiss me like a final meal
Yeah, kiss me like we die tonight

'Cause holy cow, I love your eyes
And only now I see the light
Yeah, lying with you half awake
Oh, anyway, it's looking like a beautiful day

When my face is chamois creased
If you think I wink, I did
Laugh politely at repeats
Yeah, kiss me when my lips are thin

'Cause holy cow, I love your eyes
And only now I see the light
Yeah, lying with you half awake
Stumbling over what to say
Well, anyway, it's looking like a beautiful day

So throw those curtains wide
One day like this a year would see me right
Throw those curtains wide
One day like this a year would see me right

Throw those curtains wide
One day like this a year would see me right
Throw those curtains wide
One day like this a year would see me right for life

Throw those curtains wide '' 'Cause holy cow, I love your eyes''
One day like this a year would see me right ''And only now I see the light''
Throw those curtains wide '' 'Cause holy cow, I love your eyes''
One day like this a year would see me right ''And only now I see the light''

Throw those curtains wide
One day like this a year would see me right
Throw those curtains wide
One day like this a year would see me right

Throw those curtains wide
One day like this a year would see me right
Throw those curtains wide
One day like this a year would see me right

Throw those curtains wide
One day like this a year would see me right
Throw those curtains wide
One day like this a year would see me right

Throw those curtains wide
One day like this a year would see me right
Throw those curtains wide
One day like this a year would see me right
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Only a 5 for me  
I will PSD away
 Hannio wrote:
I really can't think of anything more sickeningly saccharine sweet than this song.  Good Ship Lollipop, maybe.

 
I like sugary pop songs.
Better than something uplifting... like the blues?
Ugh. Please stop playing this rubbish.
 GuiltyFeat wrote:
Stop whatever you're doing. 

Clutch your headphones closer to let the music enter your skull without any impediment.

Throw those curtains wide.

Melt. 

 
Yup! Not too mention the London Olympics in 2012...they were playing this as the athletes entered the stadium, not by countries, but just a fellow citizens of the planet. Just too damn good!

Eclectic he said !

Jun 28 - 1:54 pm Elbow — One Day Like This 2008
Jun 28 - 1:51 pm Rachel Podger — Vivaldi - Allegro, Concerto in G Major, Op 4 No 3 2003
Jun 28 - 1:47 pm Porcupine Tree — Stranger By The Minute 1999
Jun 28 - 1:38 pm Deadmau5 — The Veldt 2014

Wow thanks for all these discovery and great songs /music


Stop whatever you're doing. 

Clutch your headphones closer to let the music enter your skull without any impediment.

Throw those curtains wide.

Melt. 
 jademon wrote:
This is my favourite song with the words 'holy cow' in it.

 
{#Lol} I suppose I could say the same even though I just downgraded my rating.
This is my favourite song with the words 'holy cow' in it.
Like this. Sounds like Sting but better.
Great studio working song - up to full volume....I could make glass panels all day to this!!
 Michael_Dean wrote:
Take ski lift to the top, in the Spring, Summer or Autumn, put "One Day Like This" on the headphones and ride the mountain bike down the manicured trails.... sublime!  One day like this a year would see me right.

Music to mountain bike down the mountain... rinse and repeat, Holy Cow!

 
Snowboard down even better
Ditto from me, Bill. I'd not have found Elbow without RP.

Ahnyer_Keester wrote:
For some reason, I only had this at an 8. Bumped to a 9.

Thank you Bill, for introducing me to Elbow.  

 


 Steely_D wrote:

Agreed - but I always jump from this to watching the iTunes live version, which is truly an 11, especially when he sings "If you think I winked I did" and the cute violinist notices the camera on her, and winks.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gte2xwXVFbs 

 
Thanks for sharing. One Song Like This fixes your day.
For some reason, I only had this at an 8. Bumped to a 9.

Thank you Bill, for introducing me to Elbow.  
Take ski lift to the top, in the Spring, Summer or Autumn, put "One Day Like This" on the headphones and ride the mountain bike down the manicured trails.... sublime!  One day like this a year would see me right.

Music to mountain bike down the mountain... rinse and repeat, Holy Cow!
I really can't think of anything more sickeningly saccharine sweet than this song.  Good Ship Lollipop, maybe.
 Sbed wrote:

same thing here, there is something sacred in this song that touches your soul.

 
Agreed - but I always jump from this to watching the iTunes live version, which is truly an 11, especially when he sings "If you think I winked I did" and the cute violinist notices the camera on her, and winks.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Gte2xwXVFbs 
 ronniegirl wrote:
Still takes me to a happy place after all these years. 

 
same thing here, there is something sacred in this song that touches your soul.
Why doesn't the rating scale go to eleven? I need to bump this up just one more.
 
holy cow (bell  : ) love this song
Makes me think of the Beatles when I hear the strings....
Still takes me to a happy place after all these years. 
great trail running song
 Steely_D wrote:

Or devout Hindus.

 
Or Vegans.

signed: Frank Lee, my dear. 
 Proclivities wrote:

It probably only offends atheist dairy farmers.

 
Or devout Hindus.
 DavidS_UK wrote:

OMG you want to use that over used and over hyped phrase that can also be unacceptable to some people?  Holy Cow works so much better and offends no one beyond dairy farmers perhaps!

 
It probably only offends atheist dairy farmers.
Nice seg from the Vivaldi!
great song  ; )
Nice segue from vivaldi to Elbow!
 wgsu_1978 wrote:
Sting meets Burton Cummings. Plodding orchestration kills it for me.
Reading the lyrics didn't help. "Holy cow"??? Did the record company make them change it from "Holy something else"?
"Oh my God" has the same number of syllables and would have been 1000% better.

 
OMG you want to use that over used and over hyped phrase that can also be unacceptable to some people?  Holy Cow works so much better and offends no one beyond dairy farmers perhaps!
 Imkirok wrote:
I've always liked this tune, but never really listened carefully to the words.  Just read the lyrics.  Wow, what a beautiful song it is.

 
Elbow delivers on every song. Their stuff is so fragile and delicately beautiful, heartfelt and bittersweet. Love love love this band!

{#Sunny} 
 wgsu_1978 wrote:
Sting meets Burton Cummings. Plodding orchestration kills it for me.
Reading the lyrics didn't help. "Holy cow"??? Did the record company make them change it from "Holy something else"?
"Oh my God" has the same number of syllables and would have been 1000% better.

 
I disagree. Never been a massive fan of this tune but I do like that lyric. It capture's something that "Oh my God" wouldn't, like something cute you'd say to a lover.
 Webfoot wrote:
Nice transition from Vivaldi!

 
Indeed!     {#Cheers}
Nice transition from Vivaldi!
I've always liked this tune, but never really listened carefully to the words.  Just read the lyrics.  Wow, what a beautiful song it is.
Thanks Bill. You just made my day.


{#Daisy}
love this tune...
Sting meets Burton Cummings. Plodding orchestration kills it for me.
Reading the lyrics didn't help. "Holy cow"??? Did the record company make them change it from "Holy something else"?
"Oh my God" has the same number of syllables and would have been 1000% better.
Glorious :)
 
 jchrise wrote:
Holy Cow, these must be the strangest lyrics ever. Just when I thought Cold Play's lyrics claimed that title.

But the tune completely makes up for it!

 
I think it's about waking up, realizing that today's special - last night was the beginning of something special. It seems to be love. And one great day like this is about all we can ask for.

Sun, cup of coffee, morning paper, nothing on the agenda, sharing it with someone's who's as enamored with you as you are with them. This days happen, but not often enough.

And yes, it's a sing along. I despise the current wave of OH-OH-OH songs with the singalong parts built right in. But this - this is special. 

{#Good-vibes} 
Back to the chorus-line, suitable for choreograph/dance troupe, stage musical productions. I'm truly baffled.
 electronicthroat wrote:
Hate this song.

 
Don't be hating!
what a great segue again by Bill from the strings of Vivaldi's piece to the opening strings of this piece....  just love it!
Holy Cow, these must be the strangest lyrics ever. Just when I thought Cold Play's lyrics claimed that title.

But the tune completely makes up for it!
Holy Cow, I love this song, especially because of my valentine  {#Kiss}  Happy Valentine's Day!
 Sloggydog wrote:
Hhhmmm.  Elbow continue to upset my ulnar nerve.

 
 

 
Hate this song.

Most Excellent. I don't usually like a sappy song, but I'm a sucker for this one.