The Loneliness of a Middle Distance Runner (4:33)

Cover of Push Barman to Open Old Wounds

From Push Barman to Open Old Wounds and 5 other releases

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  • chronicplutonic

    incredible tune

    30 Sep 2013 Reply
  • hallo_spacegirl

    Ever heard several hundred members of the audience whistleing you along a song? One of my bestest concert memories ever. (2)

    9 Jul 2013 Reply
  • elsvenjo

    Ever heard several hundred members of the audience whistleing you along a song? One of my bestest concert memories ever.

    10 Nov 2012 Reply
  • tylermcgaughey

    Korvkonungen - It's a reference to the Alan Sillitoe book 'The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner' from 1959, and/or the 1962 film adaptation. Iron Maiden seem to have been inspired by the same material. Probably one of the few instances of Iron Maiden and Belle and Sebastian sharing influences.

    27 Mar 2012 Reply
  • Korvkonungen

    is the title of this song a iron maiden-refference? :(

    25 Mar 2012 Reply
  • PulpJunkie

    <3

    8 Dec 2011 Reply
  • c4andrei

    The future's looking colorful :)

    24 Feb 2011 Reply
  • Gea09

    best on jonathan david.

    6 Feb 2010 Reply
  • rmonw6

    Fantastic sound, B&S at their very finest, and that's saying a lot.

    29 Nov 2009 Reply
  • Midnighttosix

    coregamer, that's a Wurlitzer electric piano. Very distinctive sound, it pops up all over their work since Boy With The Arab Strap.

    24 Sep 2009 Reply
  • PF-Inferno

    excellent!

    28 May 2008 Reply
  • Spidey_

    Great song.. the title was probably inspired by a nice movie called The Loneliness of the Long Distance Runner.

    18 Jan 2008 Reply
  • Spidey_

    Great song.. also movie title btw, probably inspired by it.

    18 Jan 2008 Reply
  • deadgrandma

    Why the hell do i get reminded of the red room on Twin Peaks when i listen to this song? Weird.

    12 Aug 2007 Reply
  • vold

    just got back to listening to this song and it is one of their best songs ever!!! it has all of the B&Sisms in it. listen to it and tell me there's not!

    17 Jun 2007 Reply
  • linums9191

    This song makes me feel things I can't describe.

    9 May 2007 Reply
  • cescafran

    'the colour of blood, the chaos and corruption of a happy soul...'

    23 Apr 2007 Reply
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