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Sunday Downloads: "Two Fingers" by Jake Bugg

I love this kid!  He's young with an old soul.  I wonder if, when you've had a hard life if it ages your soul.  I also wonder if this Jake kid has gone through the abusive life the song/video shares. Well, either way, this song is amazing.  And I like the concept that instead of giving the middle finger to your past, you give two fingers, as in the peace sign.  Not sure if that's what he means, but I'd like to think that's what he's doing.

Update: Sooooo,  Ailsa was gracious enough to let me know that "two fingers" in the UK is equivalent to US middle finger.  *image shattered*  Oh well.  Thanks for letting me know. (I should have picked it up in the video, doh.)



Lyrics for "Two Fingers" by Jake Bugg


I drink to remember, I smoke to forget.
Some things to be proud of, some stuff to regret.
Gone down some dark alleys in my own head.
Something is changing, changing, changing.

I go back to Clifton to see my old friends.
The best people I could ever have met.
Skin off a fat one, hide from the Feds.
Something is changing, changing, changing.

So I kiss goodbye to every little ounce of pain.
Light a cigarette and wish the world away.
I got out, I got out. I'm alive, but I'm here to stay.
So I hold two fingers up to yesterday.
Light a cigarette and smoke it all away.
I got out. I got out. I'm alive but I'm here to stay.

He's down in the kitchen drinking White Lightning.
He's with my momma, they're yelling and fighting.
It's not the first time, praying for silence.
Something is changing, changing, changing.

So I kiss goodbye to every little ounce of pain.
Light a cigarette and wish the world away.
I got out. I got out. I'm alive, but I'm here to stay.
So I hold two fingers up to yesterday.
Light a cigarette and smoke it all away.
I got out. I got out. I'm alive but I'm here to stay.

There's a story for every corner of this place.
Running so hard you got out but your knees got grazed.
I'm an old dog, but I learned some new tricks yeah.        

So I kiss goodbye to every little ounce of pain.
Light a cigarette and wish the world away.
I got out. I got out. I'm alive but I'm here to stay.
So I hold two fingers up to yesterday.
Light a cigarette and smoke it all away.
I got out. I got out. I'm alive but I'm here to stay

Hey, hey it's fine.
Hey, hey it's fine.
Hey, hey it's fine.
I left it behind.



3 comments :

  1. Is it shattering the illusion if I say the peace sign is not what he means? He's British and it means something different there. But I also love this song :)

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  2. Ailsa...NOOOOOOOO! Really? Yeah, it does shatter the illusion but I'd rather be educated on what it means then not.

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  3. It's another way of telling someone to f off, more common in the UK than using just the middle finger. (I think they do it a couple of times in the music video.)

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