Parklife

When I saw we could select a song that begins with either the letter P or G, the first song that came to mind was the iconic “Parklife” from British band Blur.

This song takes me back to an era I would love to return to, especially after last year’s chaos.

2020 year was the year when park-ages walking and talking, yoga fanatics, nanny’s with prams, dog walkers, kite flyers, boot camps, and a queue for a takeaway coffee that stretches from the mobile van right across to the giant pond in the middle of the park.

Confidence is a preference for the habitual voyeur of what is known as parklife
And morning soup can be avoided if you take a route straight through what is known as parklife

John's got brewers droop he gets intimidated by the dirty pigeons
They love a bit of it (parklife)
Who's that gut lord marching?
You should cut down on your pork life mate
Get some exercise

All the people
So many people
They all go hand in hand
Hand in hand through their parklife

Know what I mean

I get up when I want except on Wednesdays when I get rudely awakened by the dustmen
Parklife
I put my trousers on, have a cup of tea and I think about leaving the house
Parklife

I feed the pigeons I sometimes feed the sparrows too
It gives me a sense of enormous well-being
Parklife
And then I'm happy for the rest of the day safe in the knowledge there will always be a bit of my heart devoted to it

All the people
So many people
They all go hand in hand
Hand in hand through their parklife

Parklife (parklife)
Parklife (parklife)

It's got nothing to do with "Vorsprung durch Technik" you know
Parklife (parklife)
And it's not about you joggers that go 'round and 'round and 'round and 'round
Parklife (parklife)

All the people
So many people
They all go hand in hand
Hand in hand through their parklife

All the people
So many people
They all go hand in hand
Hand in hand through their parklife

WRITERS: Damon Albarn and Graham Leslie Coxon

20 Comments Add yours

  1. Lady A says:

    Marvellous choice Hugh – this track is superb fun.

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    1. Hugh Grant says:

      Loved this song back in the day.

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  2. Janis says:

    Cool choice!

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    1. Hugh Grant says:

      Cheers Janis!

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  3. CARAMEL says:

    Yayyy! Love this song! Blur were one of the first bands I saw – I think I was 13 when I first saw them at Manchester’s G-Mex. So many memories of that day/night.

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    1. Hugh Grant says:

      You saw them live? I would have loved to have seen them play live – they are ace.

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      1. CARAMEL says:

        Yes – I remember that concert vividly – it was very eventful in my teenage life.

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  4. willowdot21 says:

    You are so right Hugh …it is a great song of it era and yes so relivant right now πŸ’œ

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    1. Hugh Grant says:

      It’s all happening down at the park now.

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      1. willowdot21 says:

        Yes indeed now πŸ’œ

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  5. Blur never did very well over here in the US, but this is a fun song. Thanks for joining in Hugh.

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    1. Hugh Grant says:

      I think they were a Brit thing. But they had some cool music.

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  6. Lisa Coleman says:

    This was new to me. What a fun song! πŸ™‚

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    1. Hugh Grant says:

      Cheers Lisa – glad you like it.

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  7. Hilarious! I haven’t heard the term Brewers Droop in like forever! 🀣🀣

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    1. Hugh Grant says:

      They have some crackin’ lines in this track.

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      1. Yes it was great. Thanks for the laugh! 🀣

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