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Fucked if I know what this is about And Boy arab strap again, there is a possibility they just used that as the title because it sounded the most interesting. General Comment This is a wonderfully baroque lyric. User does not exist. Xtrap went to this place on the banks of the River Ayr Erope nude I liked when I was younger, near Auchencruive. If you actually read all of this, congratulations adn thank you for taking the time, bro. The Village Voice. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy.

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With this announcement, the band released Bo new version of their debut single, titled "The First Big Weekend of ", as remixed by Miaoux Miaoux. Pierre Chemikal Underground. CaVa StudiosGlasgow. Add your thoughts 28 Comments. Personal note: I don't know about anyone else, strqp that first line of the song about the bus ride, saying: "A mile and a half on a bus takes a long time" afab a line later on in the song saying bluntly "I missed the bus" really resonated in me. You gotta check out. Stra; and Wishart. It's something to speak of the way you are feeling To crowds there assembled Do you ever feel Boy arab strap have gone too far? I don't even know why, I just like the way he wrote it in there, so bluntly stating a common experience that Boy arab strap also stand as a metaphor desribing something deeper. SongMeanings is a place for discussion and discovery. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Please click here if you are not redirected within a Sex while asleep xxx adult seconds. The Boy with the Arab Strap

Stuart Murdoch recalled the recording process for this album felt very different than the previous two.

  • Vocalist Aidan Moffat and multi-instrumentalist Malcolm Middleton grew up in Falkirk , and bonded over their mutual love for Drag City recording artists such as Smog and Will Oldham who at the time recorded under the name Palace Brothers.
  • A mile and a half on a bus takes a long time The odour of old prison food takes a long time to pass you by Day upon day of this wandering gets you down Nobody gives you a chance or a dollar in this old town.
  • Stuart Murdoch spent the heart of his 20s suffering from chronic fatigue syndrome, engaging his intellect with music, film, and literature while daydreaming about being in a band.
  • Stuart Murdoch recalled the recording process for this album felt very different than the previous two.
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Stuart here. Things changed after Sinister. Sensible is overrated sometime. We played a few gigs around that time, but pretty much the main project was recording. We recorded almost an album worth of stuff at the start of , but the idea was that we were looking for singles, so the tracks eventually came together on a sequence of EPs.

So that summer, when the drama society, the bridge club and coffee mornings were all off on holiday, we parked a broadcast mobile studio in the street outside, and began our third LP.

The process turned out to be quite different to the previous two.. The original idea for the band was lost in time by LP3. I think one of the first things that happened was that Isobel decided she was going to play bass on Lazy Line Painter Jane. The bass was a stringed instrument after all, and was roughly in the same register as the cello — so that was that. He was happy to watch that particular butterfly flapping her silvery wings, and the chain reaction that followed.

He just moved one seat over, opened his book, and rubbed his chin. But suffice to say that it would be a positive thing, and that this was a particularly rich period for me, it being suddenly full of these 7 others where before there had been only dreams and a few lost chords.

There was a need for these personalities to be expressed — that was clear enough. Expressed through their own compositions. And that worked fine, we all liked that. So Stevie and Isobel were encouraged to contribute songs to our next recording plans.

Now, instead of the previously ten songs authored by me, we had a mix. That was ok, because the record took months to make, a far cry from Sinister and Tigermilk. I think I felt bad about it at the time, always apologising to the label for spending so much money. Mick, trumpeter supreme, and eventually guitar and bass too, threw his filthy lot in with us at this time — he joined the band as a full time member. We made a commemorative mug. In essence, we were producing the records ourselves.

We had our engineer Tony Doogan, who, to his eternal credit, went to crazy lengths to realise our daft requests on the road to higher or in some cases, lower fidelities. It was, I think, just the chance to create music — that was enough for us. We were given this great chance, we had fallen in with each other quite unexpectedly. In the last 15 of those years, since around , we started to take record companies and the outside world more seriously. And where it starts is waking up with a groove, or a dream, or something that you feel you have to say, that gets wrapped around a tune, that gets taken to the band, that gets tossed around in the room, then taken into the studio before it feels old.

Or just tell me to go get another job. I can report that the drive to make new and terrific music is thankfully alive and palpable, and I will never stop fighting to get it made. We were all about band days-out back then, so we jumped in cars and drove down to deepest Ayrshire. It was one of those rare days that makes you feel that Scotland is the best place on earth. I brought my camera as usual, still my little Olympus OM Richard preparing to get into his role — renaissance drummer, reclining.

We went to this place on the banks of the River Ayr that I liked when I was younger, near Auchencruive. There was massive rocks sticking out in the river that you could sunbathe on, and the swifts whipped about your head in the evening, snapping at flies and screaming. There was a huge wall built on different levels. It looked like the ramparts of some huge castle, so Chris and I went up and pretended to be errol flynns in kilts.

The fight must have become quite keen at one point, because he swung his sword and broke my sword in half. I was there to take the picture of course. I got the pictures back from that day and lazily thought, maybe I could get a sleeve out of it.

I think it came as a bit of a surprise in some quarters that there were other writers and singers on this album. I wonder how some people think a band works — it is a tricky business! You really do have to like the other people in the group, or at least be able to tolerate their presence in a room! Thing is, I was really happy that Stevie and Isobel and Stuart came forward with songs. I should explain that. Their enthusiasm was definitely waning.

We were the producers, the designers, the authors of our own little world. So I looked through the photographs of that day. It was a bit silly calling the record that. I just liked the sound of it. The title of the song does apply to Aidan from the group Arab Strap, that had toured with us, and thoroughly out-partied us. It was a song about not being at the party, as my Chronic Fatigue made me the recluse within the travelling group.

So the title was a tip of the hat to that group. Still, I never thought enough to ask them if it was ok, which is perhaps telling. We never asked anybody anything back then, we just did it.

From this point onward, the record sleeves, inside and out, back and front, perhaps more on the EPs and singles, would feature pictures of the group somewhat randomly and sporadically.

They kind of trusted me with this, and of course I asked their opinion every step of the way. Andy, who was designing the sleeves with me, was always a good barometer of taste anyway. He kept us right. Thanks for writing these by the way and for the music! Just as live as possible, minimising overdubs, playing to the singing..? Joe Boyd was mentioned somewhere..? Will we get to hear any of the new stuff at The Royal Albert Hall in the summer?

Am I the only one to have never noticed the impalement? Not that I fancied him, just never looked lower than the words. A revelation. Your email address will not be published. Your Website. Richard says:. March 29, at am. Stuart says:. Colin says:. March 30, at am. Kathryn says:. March 29, at pm. Leave a Comment Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.

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General Comment They performed his in concert this year and it was awesome. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Entertainment Weekly. Who knows? Why not add your own? However, the whole "prison food" thing stumps me. A mile and a half on a bus takes a long time The odor of old prison food takes a long time to pass you by Day upon day of this wandering gets you down Nobody gives you a chance or a dollar in this old town Hovering silence from you is a giveaway Squalor and smoke's not your style "I don't like this place" We better go Then I compare notes with your older sister I am a lazy get, she is as pure as the cold driven snow What did you learn from your time in the solitary Cell of your mind?

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It's something to speak of the way you are feeling To crowds there assembled Do you ever feel you have gone too far? Everyone suffers in silence a burden The man who drives minicabs down in Old Compton The Asian man With his love hate affair With his racist clientele. A central location for you is a must as you stagger about making free with your lewd and lascivious boasts We know you are soft cause we've all seen you dancing We know you are hard cause we all saw you drinking from noon Until noon again You're the boy with the filthy laugh You're the boy with the arab strap.

Strapped to the table with suits from the shelter shop Comic celebrity takes a back seat as the cigarette catches And sets off the smoke alarm What do you make of the cool set in London? You're constantly updating your hit parade of your ten biggest wanks She's a waitress and she's got style.

Please click here if you are not redirected within a few seconds. Though the title track was not played, it was referenced in the film Days of Summer , specifically the lyric "Colour my life with the chaos of trouble" which the title character quoted in her high school yearbook.

Part of the song "Seymour Stein" is briefly featured in the film High Fidelity. The scene depicted actress Kacey Rohl playing the role of Sterling listening to music from an iPod in a high school hallway.

Also featured on episode 21 of season 2 of Pretty Little Liars , "Breaking the Code", where Spencer played by Troian Bellisario is sitting in a bar and meets her sisters ex-boyfriend by coincidence. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia. Indie pop chamber pop. Retrieved 19 February Free Williamsburg. Retrieved 3 July Retrieved 26 February Entertainment Weekly. The Guardian. Retrieved 28 June Los Angeles Times. Archived from the original on 17 August Archived from the original on 4 June Retrieved 23 February Retrieved 18 February Rolling Stone.

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There was noises, the distractions from anything good And the old prison food Colour my life with the chaos of trouble 'Cause anything's better than posh isolation I missed the bus You were laid on your back With the boy with the Arab strap With the boy from the Arab strap It's something to speak of the way you are feeling To crowds there assembled Do you ever feel you have gone too far?

Everyone suffers in silence a burden The man who drives minicabs down in old Compton The Asian man With his love hate affair With his racist clientele A central location for you is a must As you stagger about making free with your lewd and lascivious boasts We all know you are soft 'cause we've all seen you dancing We all know you're hard 'cause we all saw you drinking from noon Until noon again You're the boy with the filthy laugh You're the boy with the Arab strap Strapped to the table with suits from the shelter shop Comic celebrity takes a back seat as the cigarette catches And sets off the smoke alarm What do you make of the cool set in London?

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Add your thoughts 28 Comments. I never really thought about it at the time, but I think he deserves to be a bit peeved that we hijacked the name of their band. But it was an honest thing - I was describing my experiences hanging around with him and the words tumbled out very easily. No Replies Log in to reply. There was an error. General Comment "What did you learn from your time in the solitary Cell of your mind?

I think from the writer's perspective it's about his girlfriend sleeping with the guy from the other band - "laid on your back with the boy from the arab strap" I suppose when he says "with" instead of from he's insiuating the other guy has erectile dysfunction?

Cannibal Ox. General Comment This is a wonderfully baroque lyric. It tells a story using classic poetic styling, layered with shifting points of view.. Many of the phrases have multiple connotations, giving the song a textured, emotionally colorful effect. The narrator speaks in the second person to at least two characters "the boy with the Arab strap," and whomever was on their back with him.

Adding further complexity, when the narrator speaks of "I," it's not clear if he's speaking directly or quoting someone else "I missed the bus," for example.

Given all this, it's very sexy throughout, as the title suggests. Stuart Murdoch was in a relationship with Isobel for a while and I think this was written as the relationship was breaking down. General Comment Spat is correct, it's a song about the relationship between Murdoch and Campbell. There is obviously also a social commentry on London itself but then it's not unlike Belle and Sebastian to include different layers.

Song Meaning Well It's manifest setting is London, as everyone agrees upon, and Murcdoch continues to make comments about its societial features i. I say negative because, well, I mean just look at the entire fifth stanza. And plus a lot of people have already speculated this, but maybe he caught Campbell in bed with that same guy. But I'd have to say if he did he probably didn't see the guy literally utilize the sex toy, the Arab strap, so that puts in question of the line "The boy WITH the Arab strap" because when he says "From the Arab Strap, he's obviously referring to the guy being from that band.

So, then I'd say that line is probably ridiculing that guy in saying he needs one of those sex toys to sustain an erection since he's not good in bed, an explicit insult to any man. That proves my earlier point of Murdoch being negative towards that guy. Anyway, the last layer of the song is his constant references to prison. I think it's pretty obvious it's not literal prison, it's just a metaphor for his isolated or trapped mind.

However, the whole "prison food" thing stumps me. But once again, it's probably not used in a literal sense, but may just represent bad food, or simply the smell of bad food as he's walking around in London since prison food is often thought of as, you know, bad. So yeah, but anyway, so his own state of mind is the last layer and gives you more insight on his personal feelings.

Going off of the fact that the album is also titled "The Boy With the Arab Strap", I would also analyze more meaning to that phrase however. Therefore, the phrase probably expresses or represents a period of Murdoch's life, much described in this song.

But that's just a guess because I honestly haven't heard any of the other songs on the album, so I couldn't necessarily make that conclusion.

And then again, there is a possibility they just used that as the title because it sounded the most interesting. That's all I've got to say. It's my first Belle and Sebastian song I'm only fourteen so I look forward to exploring more of their music. If you actually read all of this, congratulations adn thank you for taking the time, bro. Personal note: I don't know about anyone else, but that first line of the song about the bus ride, saying: "A mile and a half on a bus takes a long time" and a line later on in the song saying bluntly "I missed the bus" really resonated in me.

I don't even know why, I just like the way he wrote it in there, so bluntly stating a common experience that could also stand as a metaphor desribing something deeper. Going off the context of the song maybe how he relationship with Campbell was ultimately ephemeral a mile and a half is a short distant but felt like a long, enduring time anyway. And the part when he says "I missed the bus" is when he finds the guy in the Arab Strap in bed with her and he ultimately realizes there's no way to continue the relationship that was already falling apart.

But yeah. That was just a side note. General Comment They performed his in concert this year and it was awesome. They are great live! Fucked if I know what this is about General Comment in the belle and sebastian message board, they say an arab strap is pretty much a sex device for the penis.

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