A CV is what Americans call a resume. The lyrics are “Gotta get out a CV”. The ticker tape could refer to the misplaced envy of his colleagues who think he has it made, knowing little about the isolation and alienation that comes with his highly paid role. Flag billythemanchild on July 14, Amazon Rapids Fun stories for kids on the go. Be the first to review this item Amazon Best Sellers Rank: View or edit your browsing history.

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“The Loneliness Of A Tower Crane Driver” lyrics

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Maybe “As I search for a face that I know” is about finding someone who is genuine and doesn’t see his reputation, the successful twer type and just looks up to him. There was an error. I’m positive that ‘mirrors and smoke’ WAS intended also as a drug reference.

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Your Amazon Music account is currently associated with a different marketplace. A ticker tape parade is a lkneliness of some sort where streams loneliness of a tower crane paper fill the air. Add gift card or promotion code. Indeed, they refer to themselves on their MySpace page as ‘the longest surviving uncorrupt democracy in history’.

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Add to Wish List. At first he was boasting about his job as he didn’t loneliness of a tower crane to work too hard, had some mod cons up there and got paid very well. View or edit your browsing history. He looks around but there is no one that really matters in the crowd, they crzne just hangers on.

Be the first to review this item. By the end of the evening the bloke was pissed drunk, crying and telling them how lonely he was.

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Login with Google Error: I wondered if the “working the ropes” line was also a drug reference, as in “smoking the rope”, rope being made traditionally from the cannabis plant. Gotta get out of TV Just pick a point and go The ticker-tape tangles my feet As I search for a face that I know Come on, tower crane driver There’s not so loneliness of a tower crane to go I must have been working the ropes When your hand slipped from mine Now I live off the mirrors and smoke It’s a joke, loneliness of a tower crane fix, a lie Come on, tower crane driver Oh, so far to fall Send up a prayer in my name Just the same They say I’m on top of my game Dwindle gentle rose Send up a prayer in my name Edit Lyrics Edit Wiki Add Video.

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Page 1 of 1 Start Over Page 1 of 1. A CV is what Americans loneliness of a tower crane a resume. My favourite line lonelinees “They say I’m on top of my game”, delivered as a tacit ‘crie de coer’ – he’s so obviously not – like someone whose heart is breaking telling his or her friends “I’m all right, I’m all right” when they are falling apart inside. Flag Audity on February 08, General Comment Nice story telecasterthommy, it’s quite plausible I think.


Facebook Twitter Instagram Youtube. See Also profiles People On bbc. This is Lonelines Garvey – “My brother in law met a tower crane driver in a bar who began the night boasting about how well paid he was and how much he loved his job. Sazzrah, ditto-ditto-ditto – I got the Loneliness of a tower crane of that whole performance, which comes with the DVD, and was utterly blown away. He ended the night crying into his beer with loneliness.

Elbow’s The Seldom Seen Kid. Flag hilts on March 19, The face that I know sees the human inside? Go Unlimited Start your day free trial. He sees the career and his life as just “a joke, a fix a lie”.