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Song of the Day (A-Z): Belle & Sebastian – Get Me Away From Here I’m Dying

Day 7 (G) and we’re going with some delightfully twee, melancholy pop music. Belle & Sebastian’s Get Me Away From Here I’m Dying is an ode to feeling constrained by your environment. About the overwhelming desire to break free from the monotony of everyday life.

Taken from their second album, If You’re Feeling Sinister, this is one of my favourite Belle & Sebastian songs. I hope you’ll agree.

As there is no official video fro Get Me Away From Here I’m Dying, I have found this fan made video which which utilises edited footage from the film IL POSTO. It seems to work very well, in my opinion.

Ooh! Get me away from here I’m dying
Play me a song to set me free
Nobody writes them like they used to
So it may as well be me
Here on my own now after hours
Here on my own now on a bus
Think of it this way
You could either be successful or be us
With our winning smiles, and us
With our catchy tunes, and us
Now we’re photogenic
You know, we don’t stand a chance

Oh, I’ll settle down with some old story
About a boy who’s just like me
Thought there was love in everything and everyone
You’re so naive!
After a while they always get it
They always reach a sorry end
Still it was worth it as I turned the pages solemnly, and then
With a winning smile, the boy
With naivety succeeds
At the final moment, I cried
I always cry at endings

Oh, that wasn’t what I meant to say at all
From where I’m sitting, rain
Washing against the lonely tenement
Has set my mind to wander
Into the windows of my lovers
They never know unless I write
“This is no declaration, I just thought I’d let you know goodbye”
Said the hero in the story
“It is mightier than swords
I could kill you sure
But I could only make you cry with these words”

Oh, get me away, I’m dying…

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