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Cover of Songs from the Big Chair

From Songs from the Big Chair and 4 other releases

The song began life as a demo keyboardist Ian Stanley put together while Roland and Curt were promoting The Hurting.
He, as he put it himself. ‘started messing around with drum machines and stuff’. When Roland and Curt returned he suggested it to them.
Roland decided to use the demo for the quiet part of the song, only adding a melody for Curt’s vocals.
As many songs at that time, he took it from there.

The Spanish chanting, which takes up the second part of the song, is: ‘Cumple años chica no hay preocuparse’, which translates to: ‘Grow older girl, you don’t have to worry (about it).


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  • CDPETE01

    One of many of those moments where only one song could close an album,and this is it,I've listened to Songs from the big chair a lot of late,still a classic album,and listen leaves me wanting to come back for more every time.

    13 Oct 2013 Reply
  • ngv

    quite, quite beautiful

    21 Apr 2013 Reply
  • PabloRH

    Cumpleaños chica? That makes no sense lol, though cumple años chica is a bit better hmmm!

    4 Jun 2012 Reply
  • seether112

    perfect song love it...

    4 Jan 2012 Reply
  • CrispyDragons

    A great closer. A little repetitive and long, but it really creates that eerie, moody feel that makes you think.

    24 Nov 2011 Reply
  • victorfreitas

    this is beautiful

    16 Oct 2011 Reply
  • LadyStarstruck

    This song reminds me of my childhood, it makes me cry..

    18 Sep 2011 Reply
  • prominence_la


    2 Sep 2011 Reply
  • Otacons_Nachos

    Early example of Post-Rock?

    17 Aug 2011 Reply
  • Otacons_Nachos

    The band was pretty much at their peak when they wrote this.

    12 Aug 2011 Reply
  • Allronix

    I tend to use this track when writing - usually on scenes where a hero is facing up to something bittersweet or accepting something that they feel they don't deserve (like the love of their friends, or a second chance). It's got such a etherial, spiritual desolate, but comforting, feel

    10 Jun 2011 Reply
  • Rinetzko

    The chants are Spanish (Roland being Spanish) and it says: Cumple anos chica, no hay preocuparse, wich tranlates to: 'Grow older girl, it's not you fault' or 'Birthday girl, you don't have to worry about it'. A magical statement againt the cold war. Ian's backing + Rolandds Lyrics + Curt's voice = heavenly

    29 May 2011 Reply
  • ativke


    3 May 2011 Reply
  • wetwillies

    i think this is my favorite right now, but the entire record is pop perfection

    3 Mar 2011 Reply
  • catwithasax

    So long since I've heard this one :-)

    12 Feb 2011 Reply
  • emerusp

    80´s classic!

    31 Jan 2011 Reply
  • TiRaMiSuSi

    Breathtaking! Again and again and again and....

    11 Jan 2011 Reply
  • Pellkoppf

    Wunderschön ★

    2 Dec 2010 Reply
  • PuzzledCostya

    Sounds very cool!

    6 Nov 2010 Reply
  • bingbongbilly

    Forgot how good this album is.

    31 Oct 2010 Reply
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