​Leisure

Blur's Albums and Lyrics

by Heidi Harley 685 Views comments

Leisure

Release Date:26/08/1991

Blur’s debut in 1991 – a mix of abstract My Bloody Valentine-style noise, psychedelic tunefulness and classic British pop, reflecting the use of a handful of different producers. The album features many songs dating from Blur’s earlier incarnation as Seymour, including “Sing” and first single “She’s So High”, a song written during their first rehearsal together. Blur’s first UK top ten hit, “There’s No Other Way” is also featured, marking the beginning of a long association with producer, Stephen Street.

Les débuts de Blur en 1991 - un mélange de bruits abstraits, de pop britannique classique, reflétant l'utilisation d'une poignée de différents producteurs. L'album comporte beaucoup de chansons datant d’une periode antérieure de Blur comme Seymour, y compris «Sing» et le premier single «She’s So High ", une chanson écrite au cours de leur première répétition ensemble. LE premier tube de Blur classé dans le Top10 UK “There’s No Other Way” est également en vedette, marquant le début d'une longue association avec le producteur, Stephen Street.

  • She's So High

I see her face
Everyday
I see her face
It doesn't help me
She's so high
I want to crawl all over her
I think of her
Everyday
I think of her
It doesn't help me
She's so high
I want to crawl all over her
She doesn't help me
She's so high
I want to crawl all over her

  • Bang

Sitting in a SDT
Waiting for an underground trail
To rumble underneath my feet
Bang goes another day
Where it went I could not say
Now I'll have to wait another week
Where all is said and all is done
What was said was never done
Don't panic
It's not really worth your while
Bang goes another year
In and out of one ear
Everybody's doing it so do it too

[Chorus (x2):]
I don't need anyone
But a little love
Would make things better

Sitting on the early bus
Passing through the morning rush
It makes no difference
That I'm not with you
Bang goes another year
In and out of one ear
Everybody's doing it
I'll do it too

[Repeat chorus]

  • Slow Down

It's up to you
You know it is
I can't convince you
All you have to do is
Slow Down
I've always said
It will never change
All you have to do
Just to be you
I think that's all I want to say
All these things
That I told you
I didn't mean at all
I'd forget you
So if you come here
If you come here
All you have to do
Just you be you
I think that's all I need to say to you

  • Repetition

So sure,so sure you are
Nothing can,touch you know
I need to know
But you're forgetting me now
Slow down,don't be so
Eager to let me go
Realie it could change you
It could change your mind

[Chorus]
Try, try, try
All things remain the same
So why try again?

  • Bad Day

Do you do anything you ever do
No she said
Do you want
Anything you ever wanted
No,she said

[Chorus]
She dont know how
How to feel
This is a bad day
This is a bad day
To know

Do you have anything
You ever had
No,she said
Do you love anyone
You ever loved
Yes,she said

[repeat chorus]

  • Sing

I can't feel cos I'm numb
I can't feel cos I'm numb
What's the worth in all of this?
Sing to me
So what's the worth in all of this
If the child in your head
If the child is dead
Sing to me

  • There's No Other Way

You're taking the fun
Out of everything
Making me run
When I don't want to think
You're taking the fun
Out of everything
I don't want to think at all

[Chorus]
There's no other way
There's no other way
All that you can do
Is watch them play

You're taking the fun
Out of everything
You're making it clear
When I don't want to think
You're taking me up
When I don't want to go up anymore
I'm just watching it all

[repeat chorus]

  • Fool

Sorry but I don't understand
The things you say
They make no sense at all
Funny,I but think you meant them all
This time,don't you?
I know that you think I'm a fool
But couldn't you try
To forgive a fool
One more time
Sorry but I'm not really listening
I've got my mind on something else
Sometimes I wonder if i'm here
If I'm here at all
I know that you want me to go,don't you?
But it's not as easy as it seems
I know that you think
I'm not here at all but
I'm just as fed up as you
I know that you want to leave me
I'm amazed at how cold you can be
Well,may my weak and insipid soul
Grow stronger in your absence

  • Come Together

I don't understand
You're walking over me
All over me,to you
Well you must be mad
And you know you are
You should have known
I'd do anything for you

[chorus]
So why,why
Can't we come together?why

Inside my head
It's all been taken out
By you and do I care
Well you know I do
You should have known
I'd do anything for you

[repeat chorus]

Now it's all been said
And you know it all
Then you should have known
I'd do anything for you
For you

[repeat choorus]

  • High Cool

When you come here
Which sometimes do
Don't think that
I really want you to
And if you come here
Which you always do
Don't think that
I expect you to

Is that all I give you
Is that all I give you

And you talk too much
Which you always do
Don't think that
I really want you to
And if you talk too much
Which you always do
Don't think that
I really need you to

Is that all I give you
Is that all I give you

  • Birthday

It's my birthday
No one here day
Very strange day
I think of you day
Go outside day
Sit in the park day
Watch the sky day
What a pathetic day
I dont like this day
it makes me feel too small
I dont like these days
They make me feel so small

  • Wear Me Down

Every time I come here
I'm not sure what to say
I know it should be easy
But it never seems that way
You,you make me feel
Like no one ever will
So why,why do you bore me?
Untill my heart is still

You,you wear me down
My defenses are gone now
And I can't fight

I can't say I love you easily
But you wouldnt want me to
So I'd rather just say nothing
And leave it up to you
Then it's easy to forget

You're just as small as me
Then it's easy to forget
You're just as foolish as me

You, you wear me down
My defenses are gone now
And I cant fight

Comments