Sour Times

by Portishead

Duration:
4:14
Released:
Oct 10, 1994
Posted by:
tftr_si

“This got regular spins after a night out back in 1998/9”

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Lyrics for Sour Times by Portishead:

Verse 1
To pretend no one can find
The fallacies of morning rose
Forbidden fruit, hidden eyes
Courtesies that I despise in me
Take a ride, take a shot now

Chorus
'Cause nobody loves me, it's true
Not like you do

Verse 2
Covered by the blind belief
That fantasies of sinful screens
Bear the facts, assume the dye
End the vows, no need to lie, enjoy
Take a ride, take a shot now

Chorus
'Cause nobody loves me, it's true
Not like you do

Verse 3
Who am I, what and why?
'Cause all I have left
Is my memories of yesterday
Oh, these sour times

Chorus
'Cause nobody loves me, it's true
Not like you do

Verse 4
After time, the bitter taste
Of innocence, descent, or race
Scattered seeds, buried lives
Mysteries of our disguise revolve
Circumstance will decide

Chorus
'Cause nobody loves me, it's true
Not like you
Nobody loves me, it's true
Not like you do

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Song Facts

“Sour Times” is a song by English trip hop group Portishead, released as their second single in August 1994. Written by all three members of the band, “Sour Times” features on Portishead’s debut album Dummy (1994).

The original 1994 release initially reached only number 57 in the UK, but after the success of “Glory Box” in 1995, it was re-released and peaked at number 13 on the UK singles chart in April. It is also the band’s only song to date to appear on the Billboard Hot 100 chart, at number 53.

The B-side track “Airbus Reconstruction” was actually recorded by the band Airbus who were former school friends of Geoff Barrow.

The song uses a sample from Argentine composer Lalo Schifrin’s “Danube Incident”

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