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Cover of Asleep in the Back

From Asleep in the Back and 11 other releases

From their debut album ‘Asleep In The Back’ this is an epic tune that would blow you away if you saw them perform this live and is often a closing song of their set, ‘I will be the corpse in your bathtub’ is the opening line and goes from there to a crescendo of graceful power and truth. A classic Elbow song for all time.


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  • topjim


    28 Apr 2013 Reply
  • deathcab4iza

    Loved it.

    24 Jun 2012 Reply
  • jaytaylor23

    the recorded version is a moment of musical genius. but live.... oh my god. i'll be the corpse in your bathtub. useless. stunning this song is

    29 Dec 2011 Reply
  • KoldKalamity

    I'm so mad I missed their live show.

    5 Oct 2011 Reply
  • vincemmm


    8 Aug 2011 Reply
  • tcbp

    unbelievable song

    22 Jul 2011 Reply
  • timitos

    The buildup towards the organ solo is fantastic. And then the solo itself... whoa!

    13 Jun 2011 Reply
  • th00ht


    4 May 2011 Reply
  • Verslie

    I pray to God that they play this live when I see them, the ending is incredible.

    23 Feb 2011 Reply
  • elfester

    This remind anyone else of Trains by Porcupine Tree?

    1 Dec 2010 Reply
  • idiotik


    14 Oct 2010 Reply
  • danpage79

    The first song I ever heard by Elbow, Why hasn't America as not caught on. Great hammond organ by Craig Potter.

    17 Sep 2010 Reply
  • TimGrady76

    When I saw them play this tune it was stunning. Amazing stuff! I don't know if it's my favourite, they have written so many good songs it's hard to decide.

    19 Aug 2010 Reply
  • craigowills


    4 Aug 2010 Reply
  • breathingsince

    One of the greatest songs i've ever heard. And a breathtaking experience live...

    19 Jul 2010 Reply
  • WiltshireBlue

    They do seem to really enjoy playing this live - take a great song to a new level.

    6 Jun 2010 Reply
  • Great_listener

    'My badly strung declaration... to you' Heartwarming and powerful from start to finish.

    11 Jan 2010 Reply
  • Talkthomas

    Guy Garvey's lyrics and Craig Potter's awesome hammond solo are the cherries on the sweetest cake. For me, it's the best track they have ever done live.

    28 Sep 2009 Reply
  • SeeBolt

    This absolutely blew me away live. I couldn't move or speak. In both shows I saw it in

    19 Sep 2009 Reply
  • Groovyfella

    OMG - brings tears to my eyes

    22 Aug 2009 Reply
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