Badly Drawn Boy - Another Devil Dies

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Just remember that I’ll always love you

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Badly Drawn Boy - Once Around The Block

Trying to outrun your fear
Your running to lose, heart on your sleeve
And your soul in your shoes
Take a left, a sharp left
And another left, meet me on the corner
And we’ll start again


Badly Drawn Boy - Something to Talk About

I didn’t notice at first, but they cut out the scene where his girlfriend gets hit by a car. Lame X^(


Back when I was a wee lad, I wanted to play in my friends really shizzy garageband, so I asked my mom to buy me a bass guitar (how stereotypical, right?). She didn’t buy me a bass, but instead gave me an acoustic guitar to make sure I even had the talent/dedication to play an instrument. At first I wasn’t sure what to make of it, but I had recently seen the movie “About A Boy” and I quickly grew obsessed with the soundtrack composed by Badly Drawn Boy. I remember thinking his music was weird, but conveyed the kind of emotions I’d always wanted to express but never could. And so I worked to learn guitar, so that maybe one day I could be just as good as him. To this day, BDB is still a heavy influence on me. 

 He sings a lot about love and loss, but without the jaded and cynical attitude that so many musicians share. And for a guy like me, that’s exactly what I need to hear. I’m not sure if any ABNFAH songs directly reference any of his music, but I’m sure if you listened to my older stuff, you might hear some of his influence. Admittedly though, his name, partially inspired A Bad Night For A Hero (silly, I know), especially when I used to consider myself a “badly drawn boy”. I also loved that he’s constantly wearing a beanie. It’s iconic to me, and I think it also fueled my fetish for wearing headphones all the time. 

Favorite Songs: Once Around The Block, Something to Talk About, It Came From The Ground, How?, Everybody’s Stalking, Another Devil Dies





I love how this song, so appropriate for a chilly, almost rainy Saturday afternoon, feels like a reverse-drowning. Like rising to the top of the surface of a dark sea.

I like this song because it really makes me feel like I’m falling in a river. Yeah.

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Kings Of Convenience (Badly Drawn Boy cover) - Once Around The Block


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Badly Drawn Boy - The Shining (The Avalanches Good Word For The Weekend Mix)

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Badly Drawn Boy - It Came From The Ground

I hear your sound
It came from the ground and it feels so good
I see the light is fading
Let’s gather the rain inside your hood

I hear she’s got the fever
Oh and I need her, I knew I would
Now I see you’re stalling
Catch me I’m falling underground


I could really go for a punch in the face today. Maybe I’ll start a fight with some big biker named Betty or something