English Rose

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Yes or no

Poll ended at 21 Mar 2018, 13:41

Yes
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No
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English Rose

Postby gash’s trollish obsession » 19 Feb 2018, 13:41



Magnificent?
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Re: English Rose

Postby The Modernist » 19 Feb 2018, 18:43

A lot of people really love it. I never did and still don't. There's something too obvious and repetitive about it. You want reflective and fragile Jam era Weller then go for 'Liza Radley'.

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Re: English Rose

Postby Diamond Dog » 19 Feb 2018, 19:06

Or "Butterfly Collector".
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Re: English Rose

Postby The Modernist » 19 Feb 2018, 19:08

Oh yes.

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Re: English Rose

Postby Positive Passion » 19 Feb 2018, 19:14

It is great.

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Re: English Rose

Postby soundchaser » 19 Feb 2018, 19:20

We saw Paul Weller do this live last night as part of the acoustic part of his set.

It was outstanding, but then again, I always loved the song.

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Re: English Rose

Postby Samoan » 19 Feb 2018, 20:17

It does nothing for me.
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Re: English Rose

Postby DRUGS SNAKE » 19 Feb 2018, 20:23

Like Ray Winstone singing the poetry he wrote wearing boxing gloves
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Re: English Rose

Postby Goat Boy » 19 Feb 2018, 20:37

"For no bonds can ever tempt me from she"

Who talks like that?

It's clunky and melodically dull.
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Re: English Rose

Postby Positive Passion » 19 Feb 2018, 21:22

Goat Boy wrote:"For no bonds can ever tempt me from she"

Who talks like that?



The lover, sighing like a furnace,with a woeful ballad made to his mistress' eyebrow.
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Re: English Rose

Postby Goat Boy » 19 Feb 2018, 21:28

I read that as a "woefull bellend"
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Re: English Rose

Postby jimboo » 19 Feb 2018, 22:04

Goat Boy wrote:I read that as a "woefull bellend"


He sang it like one.
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Re: English Rose

Postby gash’s trollish obsession » 19 Feb 2018, 22:06

You’d love it if he’d sung it with a German accent!
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Re: English Rose

Postby jimboo » 19 Feb 2018, 22:07

And a motorik beat.
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Re: English Rose

Postby gash’s trollish obsession » 19 Feb 2018, 22:15

Be careful what you wish for

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Re: English Rose

Postby Quaco » 19 Feb 2018, 22:16

I love it. What's not to love?
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Re: English Rose

Postby gash’s trollish obsession » 19 Feb 2018, 22:18

Your twisted cynicism makes me feel sick
Your open disgust for 'idealistic naive'
You've given up hope you're jaded and ill
The trouble is your thoughts a catching disease
Ooh - you need to get away
Ooh - you need a change of pace
Because you're all dried up and you don't believe
You reckon I'm dreaming when I say I still feel real
You say you work for yourself and its the only way
But I look at you talking and to me you just scrape away
What makes once young minds get in this state,
Is it age or just the social climate
You're talking like some fucking hardened MP
You're saying power's all!
And it's power you need!
Ooh - you need to get away
Ooh - you need a change of place
Because you've given up on hope
You're emotionless
You've no need for love it's just hate, hate, hate.
But I look at you shaking and it is you
Who is scraping away
You who is scraping away.
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Re: English Rose

Postby Butch Manly » 21 Feb 2018, 00:11

This came on in a bar in Galicia the other day and Nat found it comical how much I suddenly launched into a stream of vitriolic abuse about it. Utter, utter shite.

"No matter where I go
I will come back to my English rose
For no bonds can ever tempt me from she"


"She"? Who is it, Ursula fucking Andress?

VIth form garbage with an added spice of Little-England boot-boy-ism. Stick it up your arse.
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Re: English Rose

Postby Butch Manly » 21 Feb 2018, 00:14

Quaco wrote:I love it. What's not to love?


Read the thread, Jimmy.
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Re: English Rose

Postby Quaco » 21 Feb 2018, 00:23

I guess I mean, it seems like perfectly good music to these ears. Maybe it's just his accent that's a bit annoying on this one. Not as good as "Tonight at Noon", which is similarly poetic.
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