More on The Leisure Society

And people looking for information on The Leisure Society, a band I discovered by random chance a month ago, who has been nominated for an Ivor Novello Award for their song “The Last of the Melting Snow,” continue to point their web browsers my way.

Today, people are wanting the lyrics to “The Sleeper.” Which is an interesting song. I find the lyric poetic, in a nihilistic sort of way. Seriously, the first verse is just… bleak.

This is what my ears make out:

Someday we all shall cease to exist
Someday our towers will fall
Roots will reclaim the bricks that we lay
Worms will reclaim the soil

You get alone, you get stoned
Sometimes you need someone
You get alone, you get cold
Sometimes you need someone

Salt in the ocean raises the words
Prised from a foreign tongue
We are but mayflies caught on the breeze
Led by a fading sun

You get alone, you get stoned
Sometimes you need someone
You get alone, you get cold
Sometimes you need someone

You need someone

You get alone, you get stoned
Sometimes you need someone
You get alone, you get cold
Sometimes you need someone

You need someone

Someday we all shall cease to exist
Someday our towers will fall
Roots will reclaim the bricks that we lay
Worms will reclaim the soil

Speaking of The Leisure Society, I found an interesting article on the Times Online website about lead singer Nick Hemming’s reaction to the Ivor Novello award nomination. It goes a little bit into the history of the band, where “The Last of the Melting Snow” came from, and how the band is actually unsigned.

As I said last week, as much as I love Elbow (and I do — I’m an Elbow evangelist, I swear), and as much as I love “One Day Like This,” I really do think the better song is “The Last of the Melting Snow.” Naturally, then, it’s “Melting Snow” that I’m rooting for in the Ivor Novello Awards later this month. :)

Frankly, I think The Sleeper, their album, is brilliant. I love listening to it, and it’s been in pretty heavy rotation for me the past month. At times their music reminds me of Nick Drake, but there’s more instrumentation. I love the plucked ukelele that opens “A Matter of Time” for instance.

The album is available on iTunes. At the least, give “Melting Snow” or “A Matter of Time” a try. :)

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