Monday, March 7, 2011

Music Video: "A & E" (Goldfrapp)

The video is sort of plant-related in an amusing way, so I think this counts.

I would have posted this a long time ago -- I've liked the song for months -- but I didn't run into an embeddable copy of it on YouTube until last week.

"A & E" (Accident and Emergency) is the UK equivalent of U.S. "Emergency Room."


Lyrics (as best as I can figure them out):

It's a blue, bright blue Saturday, hey hey
and the pain has started to slip away, hey hey

I'm in a backless dress,
on a pastel ward,
that's[?] shining.
Think I want you still,
but it may be pills at work.

Do ya really wanna know
how I was dancing on the floor?
I was trying to phone you
when I'm crawling out the door.
I'm amazed at you,
the things you say that you don't do --
why don't you ring?

I was feeling lonely,
feeling blue,
feeling like I needed you,
and I've[?] woken up
surrounded by the
A&E.

It's a blue, bright blue Saturday, hey hey
and the pain has started to slip away, hey hey

I'm in a backless dress,
on a pastel ward,
that's[?] shining.
Think I want you still,
but it may be pills at work.

How did I get to
accident-emergency?
All I wanted was you
to take me out.

I was feeling lonely,
feeling blue,
feeling like I needed you;
I hoped you'd call,
I hoped you'd see the [?]
A+E


6 comments:

Pat said...

I love Goldfrapp and I hadn't seen that video before. Thanks.

I have realised that I may be a bigot. If I met a shrub person I would find it hard to treat them with respect if they were a Rhododendron or Cherry Laurel.

Anonymous said...

The leaf creatures remind me of this OK Go video:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UJKythlXAIY

allandrewsplants said...

Boo, video blocked in Canada. Checked it out on YouTube. Strange video. Didn't know what A&E stood for either before now.

Anyway, possibly one of my favourite songs off my least favourite Goldfrapp album (which still puts it above most other music).

Paul said...

Huzzah for Goldfrapp! I was enjoying Seventh Tree this morning.

Incidentally, Patrick Wolf has a rather good song called "Accident Emergency". (And that does sound a lot less scary than the "Casualty" they sometimes use.)

CelticRose said...

@Anonymous: I agree, but I think the illusion was done better in the Goldfrapp video.

Bom said...

I'm not familiar with Goldfrapp (age-related ignorance) but thanks for the intro. The video reminds me of the ents in LOTR.