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Grey

When tomorrow comes I'll feel okay
Don't crowd around my corner, your sympathy's a two ton weight
When tomorrow comes I'll treat myself
Been living in a shambles
Time to take the weight off and...

I don't know what I'm doing any more
I spend my evenings lying on the floor
I don't know what I'm feeling, but it hurts
And so I'll wear my colours on my shirt
Been grey for days
Been grey for...

Did you ever see a pitier sight (Cilla Black)
(Lorra lorra emptiness, Noel Edmonds' beard)
Than Saturday night TV
If this is living then when tomorrow comes I'll treat myself
Go walk into the ocean
Time to take the weight off and...

I don't know what I'm doing any more
Spend my evenings lying on the floor
Don't know what I'm feeling, but it hurts
So I'll wear my colours on my shirt
Been grey for days
Grey for days


Written By:
D. Popplewell
 
Found On:
Blossoms Falling
Hey! Tour Bootleg: B-Sides
 
Quotes:
Dan: Grey is pretty much the opposite to Blossoms Falling. I wrote this in 1996 after checking out of a drug-research laboratory where I was paid as a guinea pig for a new anti-depressant. I wasn't depressed - they wanted healthy volunteers - but I was when I left. Everyone in there had some funny mood swings - I spent my first three days laughing at everyone's bad jokes. But on coming out I did have a dark few days, and wrote this in the middle. I'm not sure whether it was the drugs or not - at the time I was on the dole with no discernible future, so maybe it was just coming out of the shelter of an institution for a couple of weeks and finding I had nothing to look forward to. I recorded the song during spare time at the studio in Feb 1999, and finished it off at our rehearsal room in Liverpool. The 'timpanis' before the chorus are actually me playing Alan's floor tom while lying down (it had no stand so I had to to lie it on its side) with a pair of fluffy beaters. Favourite line: 'Noel Edmond's beard...' (quiet second verse counterpoint).


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