I’M GETTING SO FORGETFUL IN MY OLD AGE

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Can’t believe that I didn’t include this in the list of songs about wanking the other day:-

I’m crawling, I don’t know where to or from
The center of things from where everything stems, is not where I belong
I have the city sickness growing inside me
So this is where I ran for freedom where I may not be free

I have these hands beating with love for you
You’re not here to touch
Sent you away, what else can I do
When I need something that much?

I’m hurting, babe, in the city there’s no place for love
It’s just used to make people feel better, it’s not like us
I got this sickness as I got off the train
Now it chafes away at my heart, until nothing remains

I have these hands beating with love for you
And you’re not here to touch
Sent you away, what else can I do
When I need something that much? That much

I’m okay afterwards, afterwards lasts for minutes only
I’m okay during, you kind of fill up my mind
It’s just that, before may last forever
It’s just that, before may just fuck my mind

I have these hands beating with love for you
And you’re not here to touch
Sent you away, what else can I do
When I need something that much? That much

From 1993, one of my favourite ever songs by one of my favourite ever bands:-

mp3 : Tindersticks – City Sickness

I have to admit however that the band’s best days are behind them.  Between 1993 and 2003 Tindersticks released some astonishing bits of music via LPs, singles and soundtracks.  As a live act they were a truly special spectacle, especially when they were accompanied by an orchestra.

There was a five-year hiatus until 2008 but what has been released since then is a shadow of the past triumphs.  The departure of half of the band to has left a huge vacuum that hasn’t been filled. It’s still lovely to listen to Stuart Staples extraordinary vocal delivery but the music has been too much of a letdown.

City Sickness is a great single.  It also has a wonderful sleeve (front and back) as pictured above, Here’s the other tracks that came with it:-

mp3 : Tindersticks – Untitled

mp3 : Tindersticks – The Bullring

Enjoy

4 thoughts on “I’M GETTING SO FORGETFUL IN MY OLD AGE

  1. Easy to forget the full meaning of this wonderful song! Also contains the best vocal delivery of the word fuck. I agree with you about 93-03 period compare to later work. The first 3 albums can’t be faulted and the next 3 contained some special moments. Possibly the best debut lp from any band. Maybe thats why the more recent work doesn’t seem to match it, although I think post 08 albums still beat a lot of other bands and still contain some special songs. It will be interesting to hear the new album of some new recording from the entire history of the band. 21 years!
    I was lucky to hear City Sickness played live by one of my other favourite bands, Kitchens of Distinction. The new album of theirs “Folly” has now been delayed to be released the same day as Tindersticks latest….

  2. My girlfriend bought this single on a whim in a Birmingham record shop because the sleeve had a picture of a cat! A great introduction to a great band!

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