Blur Top 30. Number 26 – Good Song

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First I’d like to apologise for not being here as often as I said I would.  My target of a post everyday was a little over exaggerated and at the moment it’s more like one a week.  My motivation is lower than a sloth on a Sunday so it’s no surprise I wasn’t able to keep it up.  I’d also like to thank people who read the articles from my Lincoln News blog, it’s something for University that me and a few mates are doing and every view is showing us we are doing the right thing.  I also want to point out that Ben Staff did a wonderful job of writing the David Attenborough story, it was a brilliant article and it’s been quite popular.

Anyway back to the good ol Blur stuff.  We’re down to number 26 now so we’re getting to some familiar stuff.  Good Song was released in 2003 on the Think Tank album and is very similar to the Gorrilaz stuff Damon did (as is most on the Think Tank album).  It’s a laid back, rich tune that you can just really get into and relax to. The acoustic guitar that rarely changes its tune throughout the song is repetitive but it is still very enjoyable.  You just feel that you’re somewhere sunny when you listen to this song.  I don’t know why but it has a tune that just makes you feel really calm and warm.

The lyrics are pretty deep as with most Blur songs. I think it’s a song about getting over someone.  For a song that sounds so happy and relaxed to be talking about the sadness of getting over someone is typical of Blur.  Blur won’t just write a sad song in a sad way, they aren’t Coldplay who drown you out with their sad lyrics and sad sound.  Blur like to change things a little, singing sad depressing lyrics whilst trying to keep the song upbeat.  The lyrics point out how losing someone makes you think that nothing else is important, for example if you sat next to an atom bomb you wouldn’t really care.  It’s a sad but meaningful song which is just so good to listen to hint the name of the song.  It’s hard to think that this was made over 10 years ago; it really wouldn’t fit out of place in today’s music scene.  It’s such a beautiful song that seems timeless.

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