High Ideals

Album: Build a Rocket Boys! (2011)
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Songfacts®:

  • This song reflects on the disappointment of finding your youthful ire dampened by middle age. Frontman Guy Garvey explained to Q magazine: "You lose your pushy side when you hit middle age. You can't keep partying like we have for 20 years. I used to love running into a crowded rock 'n' roll bar and spending all night throwing shapes (British term for dancing) and looking at girls. Now we love nothing more than the corner of a quiet pub, and a bloody good chat."

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