ELBOW ONE DAY LIKE THIS. AN ANTHEM

Elbowrooms 2020 | Elbow’s live recordings during COVID-19 quarantine

| Elbowrooms is a series of live recordings of Elbow’s songs, selected by their fans during the period where British people had to stay home, amid the COVID-19.

| “Mirrorball” version sounds specially nice thanks to the strings added to the song.

| Elbowrooms sessions, that happened every Friday for 9 weeks, were finally released to streaming platforms.

Trembol | Why the song from Elbow One Day Like This is an anthem?

Who knows? maybe it’s predestined. Guy Garvey, Elbow’s lead singer, wrote this sentence as a teenager in his diary: “one day like this a year’d see me right”. He always thought it was special.

One day, after being with someone and waking up with them for the first time, he felt a moment of complete happiness, one of those that fill you. With a dose of important talent and his teenage phrase, he described that feeling in “One Day Like This”.

I still remember when I first heard it, at the closing ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics. What a thrill! As much as I feel now sharing it with you.

Listen to the song and visualize that little moment of your lives of absolute joy. Like Guy Garvey from Elbow preaches, save it for when you need it.

By the way, to become an anthem, as it is, the tune was only missing a marvelous melody. Look…

 

Guy Garvey from ELBOW explains what they felt composing One Day Like This:

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We put the chords behind it and realised it was going to be the hook of all hooks. I was like, ‘what do we think?’… It was, ‘it’s kind of similar to “Hey Jude”, isn’t it?’ I was like, ‘yeah, and it’s also similar to “Loaded” by Primal Scream, and we like both those songs, don’t we?’ So isn’t it just generous to do that, isn’t it a satisfying thing for the listener?… And my God, how it changed our fortunes.
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Pusimos los acordes a la letra y nos dimos cuenta que iba a ser el enganche perfecto. Yo estaba como, ‘¿qué os parece?’ … Fue, ‘es algo así como “Hey Jude”, ¿no? Pensé, ‘sí, y también es similar a “Loaded” de Primal Scream, y nos gustan ambas canciones, ¿no?’. Entonces, ¿no es generoso hacer eso, no es algo satisfactorio para el oyente? … Y Dios mío, cómo cambió nuestra fortuna.

You can’t miss ⭐️ The best parts of One Day Like This

1. The song begins with the melody that anticipates something great.

2. From the second verse “Someone tell me how I feel” to the end of the chorus. Magic.

 

3. The choir sings along with Garvey until the end of the song. It’s an anthem.

The album version is longer than the official video one. Here it is.

1. The album gives us 6 minutes and 34 seconds of complete enjoyment.

2. The strings melody after “Someone tell me how I feel”, pierces the heart.

3. The third verse is poetry. “Love me when my lips are thin (love me when I’m old)”.

This is what is says | Elbow One Day Like This Lyrics and Spanish Translation (album version)

Elbow One Day Like This Lyrics

LYRICS ELBOW | ONE DAY LIKE THIS | ENGLISH

Drinking in the morning sun
Blinking in the morning sun
Shaking off the heavy one
Heavy like a loaded gun

What made me behave that way?
Using words I never say
I can only think it must be love
Oh, anyway, it’s looking like a beautiful day

Someone tell me how I feel
It’s silly wrong but vivid right
Oh, kiss me like the final meal
Yeah, kiss me like we die tonight

Cause holy cow, I love your eyes
And only now I see the light
Yeah, lying with me half awake
Stumbling over what to say
Oh, anyway, it’s looking like a beautiful day

When my face is chamois-creased
If you think I’ll wink, I did
Laugh politely at repeats
Yeah, kiss me when my lips are thin

Cause holy cow, I love your eyes
And only now I see the light
Yeah, lying with me half awake
Stumbling over what to say
Oh, anyway, it’s looking like a beautiful day

So throw those curtains wide!
One day like this a year would see me right
Throw those curtains wide!
One day like this a year would see me right

Throw those curtains wide
One day like this a year would see me right
Throw those curtains wide
One day like this a year would see me right for life

Throw those curtains wide
‘Cause holy cow, I love your eyes
One day like this a year would see me right
And only now I see the light
Throw those curtains wide
‘Cause holy cow, I love your eyes
One day like this a year would see me right
And only now I see the light

Throw those curtains wide
One day like this a year would see me right
Throw those curtains wide
One day like this a year would see me right
(Repeated until the end)

Elbow One Day Like This Lyrics

LYRICS ELBOW | ONE DAY LIKE THIS | SPANISH

Bebiéndonos el sol de la mañana,
pestañeando bajo el sol de la mañana,
deshaciéndome de lo pesado,
pesado como una pistola cargada.

¿Qué hizo que me comportase así?
Utilizando palabras que nunca digo,
solo puedo pensar que debe ser amor,
Oh, de todas formas, parece que hace un día precioso.

Que alguien me diga cómo me siento,
es una tonta equivocación, pero vivamente cierto,
Oh, bésame como en la última cena,
Sí, bésame como si fuéramos a morir esta noche.

Porque ¡Santo Dios!, me encantan tus ojos
y solo ahora veo la luz,
Sí, acostada conmigo medio despierto,
Atascado sin saber qué decir
Oh, de todas formas, parece que hace un día precioso

Cuando mi cara sea un trapo arrugado
Si crees que voy a guiñar un ojo, lo hice
Te ríes educadamente cada vez que repito
Sí, bésame cuando mis labios sean estrechos (viejos)

Porque ¡Santo Dios!, me encantan tus ojos
y solo ahora veo la luz,
Sí, acostada conmigo medio despierto,
Atascado sin saber qué decir
Oh, de todas formas, parece que hace un día precioso

Así que abre esas cortinas de par en par
un día como este al año sería suficiente para mí
Abre esas cortinas de par en par
un día como este al año sería suficiente para mí

Abre esas cortinas de par en par
un día como este al año sería suficiente para mí
Abre esas cortinas de par en par
un día como este al año sería suficiente para mí, para siempre

Abre esas cortinas de par en par
Porque ¡Santo Dios!, me encantan tus ojos
un día como este al año sería suficiente para mí
y solo ahora veo la luz,
Abre esas cortinas de par en par
Porque ¡Santo Dios!, me encantan tus ojos
un día como este al año sería suficiente para mí
y solo ahora veo la luz,

Abre esas cortinas de par en par
un día como este al año sería suficiente para mí
Abre esas cortinas de par en par
un día como este al año sería suficiente para mí
(Repetido hasta el final)

Songwriters: Guy Edward John Garvey / Craig Lee Potter / Mark Potter / Peter James Turner / Richard Barry Jupp | One Day Like This lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc | Background Image: Elbow, Glastonbury. By Alex JD. On Flickr
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Did you know...?

The London 2012 Olympics are a key milestone for Elbow. After singing in the closing, One Day Like This, the song rose to the Top 4 in UK charts. Furthermore, they composed the BBC official Olympics song, “First Steps”.
The band has been playing together since 1990, creating a different sound in each song, because, as the singer Guy Garvey says:

I think it’s incredibly boring and shortsighted if a band sticks with just one sound song for song. An album should take people on a journey.

🤔 Google most searched questions about Elbow

Who is Elbow lead singer and who are Elbow band members?

If you have read the article, you already know the answer, right? Yes, Elbow’s lead singer is Guy Garvey, who, by the way, released a solo album called “Courting the Squall” (more info on Guy Garvey Official website) recently (in 2020) .

The rest of Elbow band members are:

  • Mark Potter: Guitar.
  • Craig Potter: Keyboard and organ.
  • Pete Turner: Bass and keyboard.
  • Richard Jupp: Drums.

Some other regular members are:

  • Prabjote Osahn: Violin.
  • Stella Page: Viola.
  • Ian Burdge: Cello.
  • Angela Thwaite, Ian Burdge, Stella Page, Prabjote Osahn and Louise Turner: Choirs.

Where is the Elbow band from?

Elbow is an English band. They are from Great Manchester, an area in the north-east side of England, concretely from ‘Bury’.

Why is the Elbow band called ‘Elbow’?

They got their name, “Elbow”, inspired by a line in the BBC TV drama “The Singing Detective” in which the main character describes “elbow” as the loveliest word in English language.

Much more | Biography, interviews… 

Elbow crea un himno
  • We bring you the review by The Guardian. Very interesting.

Technical Note about Elbow | One Day Like This (Chords)

  • The original song is in F Major (F) key, and the anthem melody goes from first to fourth (I – IV): F – Bb – F – Bb – F – Eb – F – Bb – F – Eb; shifting in the end to: F – Bbmaj7 – F7 – F – Eb – Ebmaj6 – Bb – F.
  • In case you dare to sing it, the record goes from F in the fourth octave, to B flat in the fifth (F4-Bb5).
  • On Musescore you can find the sheet for strings (cello, viola y violin). The paid version, for guitar and piano, on Great Scores, even for choirs on Chorus Online.

Other Music Anthems

1. Beethoven – Ode to Joy

No introduction required. We bring you Copying Beethoven video.

2. John Lennon – Imagine

Although he composed it as a pacifist plea, it’s a world anthem today.

3. USA for Africa – We are the World

Charity song by Michael Jackson which raised 63 million dollars.

4Queen – We are the Champions

Composed to be sang in unison by people as a positive anthem.

There are many types of anthems:

In Trembol, we like them all, because an anthem, by definition, moves you inside, making you feel, and you already know how much we like emotions, right?

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The Best Elbow Songs 🥇

1. Magnificent (She Says), is the song inspired by Guy Garvey’s honeymoon, which thrilled Paul McCartney. Imagine the way it will make you feel too! Press play and just enjoy it!

2. We’ve got open arms, for broken hearts, like yours my boy, come home again”. This is the chorus of another great song by Elbow, called “Open Arms” (vinyl here). Maybe a new favourite song?

3. The brilliant Sarah Brightman sang One Day Like This in 2013. Do not miss the video, it’s all color and life. Can you tell which one you like best? Well, there is no need to choose cool.

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We’ve made an amazing playlist with Elbow band most famous tunes, including the recent Lippy Kids, Elbow’s version of Golden Slumbers by The Beatles, Grounds for Divorce or Any Day Now.

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We bring you a live recording of KEXP FM in Seattle, in May 2008, including “One Day Like This” and other Elbow hits, thanks to Internet Archive.

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