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Magnificent (She Says) by Elbow
Album: Little FictionsReleased: 2017
The lyrics to this stirring, string-swaddled vision of a young girl frolicking happily on a beach were written by frontman Guy Garvey during his honeymoon in Sardinia. He recalled to Q magazine that it was inspired by the newlyweds waking every day "in this blissful bubble, to the sound of kids playing by the ocean."
Gurvey penned the song with his wife's permission after the boys sent him "this heroic music" and its joyous tones overcame him. He said the lyrics of the title were "the first thing that came to my lips."