Recently I've been enjoying Belle and Sebastian again. They are such a beautiful band. They transport you to a place where things are ok. I love their simplicity. I was chatting to my housemate, Stephen-the-Meaven, who also enjoys B&S and were talking about how timeless their sound and style is. That people are going to get tired off a lot of music, but this simple indie Brit pop will probably live on.
This is the first Belle and Sebastian song I ever heard and endeared me to this Scottish group.
Another Sunny Day - Belle and Sebastian
Another sunny day, I met you up in the garden
You were digging plants, I dug you, beg your pardon
I took a photograph of you in the herbaceous border
It broke the heart of men and flowers and girls and trees
Another rainy day, we’re trapped inside with a train set
Chocolate on the boil, steamy windows when we met
You’ve got the attic window looking out on the cathedral
And on a Sunday evening bells ring out in the dusk
Another day in June, we’ll pick eleven for football
We’re playing for our lives, the referee gives us fuck-all
I saw you in the corner of my eye on the sidelines
Your dark mascara bids me to historical deeds
Everybody’s gone, you picked me up for a long drive
We take the tourist route, the nights are light until midnight
We took the evening ferry over to the peninsula
We found the avenue of trees, went up to the hill
That crazy avenue of trees, I’m living there still
There’s something in my eye, a little midge so beguiling
Sacrificed his life to bring us both eye to eye
I heard the Eskimos remove obstructions with tongues, dear
You missed my eye, I wonder why I didn’t complain
You missed my eye, I wonder why, please do it again
The loving is a mess, what happened to all of the feeling?
I thought it was for real; babies, rings and fools kneeling
And words of pledging trust and lifetimes stretching forever
So what went wrong? It was a lie, it crumbled apart
Ghost figures of past, present, future haunting the heart.