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Old 15-09-2021, 22:06
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Baby Elian

Been listening to the acoustic version live in Havanna alot lately, and its just so good! Been wondering what everyones thoughts are on this song these days? What does everyome make of the lyrics now, especially since so long has now passed aince the events it deals with. Juat thought it might be fun to discuss!
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Old 15-09-2021, 22:09
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My best friends (one Welsh, neither Manics fans) had a baby earlier in the year. Named him Elian. Suffice to say they were unimpressed to learn of this song's existence.
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Old 15-09-2021, 22:18
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My best friends (one Welsh, neither Manics fans) had a baby earlier in the year. Named him Elian. Suffice to say they were unimpressed to learn of this song's existence.
Hahahaha oh that's classic. Still laughing at that. Thanks, I'll be grinning about that rest of the week.

As for the song, it's shit Nicky hadn't rehearsed it. It's lucky it wasn't a single (more commercial than Ocean Spray for me) as that would have made post-Cuba 2001 America that bit trickier to sell to the not us!
I prefer the studio version to the acoustic version. But it's James with an acoustic so it's still worth listening and watching.
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Old 15-09-2021, 22:25
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It's very much of its time. Reminds me of 2001 so much. Great melody and chorus. And for the guitar nerds, going between the two major 7th chords in the verse is gorgeous.
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Old 16-09-2021, 03:34
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I’ve always liked this song.

P.S. I can’t believe Elián González in now 27 years old
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Old 16-09-2021, 04:12
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I’ve always liked this song.

P.S. I can’t believe Elián González in now 27 years old
And a father himself now too.
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Old 16-09-2021, 11:48
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The music is pretty good but the lyrics were cringeworthy even at the time. And they’ve not gotten any better with time.
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Old 16-09-2021, 15:41
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And a father himself now too.
I've spent the past twenty years imagining that baby Elian was a girl
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