Song Lyric Sunday – 22 August 2021 – Sports Songs

Jim Adams’ Song Lyric Sunday gives us the chance to share familiar, and sometimes not so familiar, songs. This week the prompt is to find a Sports Song. 

If you fancy sharing one of your favourite songs you can find out how to participate, and also listen to all the great entries, here.

The song I’ve chosen isn’t really a sports song. The reason I’ve chosen it is twofold. Firstly it featured in the Closing ceremony at the 2012 Olympics, and secondly it is, in my opinion, a really great song.

There are lots of ideas about the meaning of the lyrics. Why, oh why, do we always have to find the “meaning” of something? Can we not just accept that something is good, or beautiful, or helpful, or just makes us say WOW! This song is all of those things.

Also, the world should be proud of the Olympic Games, and of the all the athletes who strive to compete, who give their best efforts over many years, even when they know that they have no hope of winning, or even gaining a medal. The United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland should also be proud for hosting The Games in 2012, and for providing such a magnificent Opening and Closing Ceremony.

So, sit back for a few minutes and enjoy, together with all the amazing athletes, officials, and thousands of volunteers (one of whom will be reading this – well done Geoff), Elbow, singing One Day Like This.

and an alternative version because the Olympic Committee keep stealing the version I want.

One Day Like This

Elbow

Drinking in the morning sun
Blinking in the morning sun
Shaking off a 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
In silly wrong, but vivid right
Oh, kiss me like a 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 you half awake
Oh, anyway, it’s looking like a beautiful day

When my face is chamois creased
If you think I 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 you half awake
Stumbling over what to say
Well, 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, for life
Throw those curtains wide
One Day Like This a year would see me right for life

‘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
Throw those curtains wide
One Day Like This a year would see me right (For life)
Throw those curtains wide
One Day Like This a year would see me right (For life)
Throw those curtains wide
One Day Like This a year would see me right (For life)
Throw those curtains wide
One Day Like Thiss a year would see me right (For life)

Throw those curtains wide
One Day Like This a year would see me right
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

Source: Musixmatch

Songwriters: Guy Edward John Garvey / Craig Lee Potter / Richard Barry Jupp / Mark Potter / Peter James Turner

One Day Like This lyrics © Salvation Music Ltd

28 thoughts on “Song Lyric Sunday – 22 August 2021 – Sports Songs

  1. Indeed it was the best of times and thank you for the shout out
    Elbow are excellent, with possibly my favourite lyric from Starlings
    ‘So yes I guess I’m asking you
    To back a horse that’s good for glue’

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  2. Perfect choice, Peter! This beautiful song and vid bring the tears flowing. So proud and appreciative of the games and all the amazing athletes AND all of the volunteers!
    (((HUGS))) 🙂
    🚴‍♀️ 🥇 🤸🏽 🥈 🏊‍♀️ 🥉 🏃🏽‍♀️

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  3. I love this song.

    I’ve never had much interest in Sport but the 2012 Olympics was special in so many ways.

    This was the year before Graham died, he had major surgery that summer and when recovering at home we watched the games together.

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  4. Pingback: Song Lyric Sunday – 12 September 2021 – Starlings – Peter's pondering

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