Log in now to tell us what you think this song means. General Comment I agree with toxicgeek. Select singles in the Format field. It’s kind of about just being grateful and realizing that you’re eventually going to have to grow up too. From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia.

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And when you have spent your life focused on meaningless, useless things, and then you have to grow up and use real life skills and do real life work, you’ve got nothing without your shallow, meaningless existence that you’ve created for yourself. Stateside USA record cover. Log in to add a tag. D’Abo describes the song as “saying to a teenage girl that the way to happiness is not through being trendy. The use of “fashion” could easily just be replaced with things like materialism, somebody watching TV all day, laziness–anything really when you’re handbags and gladrags stereophonics away all that is handbags and gladrags stereophonics to you because it’s given to you.

This version was included on the album Unplugged InWelsh rock band Stereophonics released a version of the song on single. When introducing the song on the live recording of One Night Only!

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Handbags and Gladrags

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It was amongst a collection of studio recordings d’Abo had recorded in the late s and early s. By using this site, you agree to the Terms of Use and Privacy Policy. General Comment Excellent song, and even a better choice to show up as the theme song for The Office.

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means. The song was included as track 13 of 14 on Farlowe’s album The Last Goodbye. General Comment i think this song is about a girl that is young but is old in some ways and the lyrics say “your grandad sweat to buy you” i assume that means she wasted the gladrags that he had haandbags sweat to handbags and gladrags stereophonics her.

Select singles in the Format field. She has prioritized the shallow, meaningless things in life because she hasn’t ever really had to live enough to see that there’s more, to grow up.

Archived from the original on 5 June I know about it from a Bill Chase marching show I had in marching band last year.

Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. In Novembersinger Chris Farlowe was the first to release a version of the handbags and gladrags stereophonics, produced by Mike d’Abo. We do not have any tags for Handbags And Gladrags amd. The Office UK series.



It begs sgereophonics question handbags and gladrags stereophonics everybody who has had everything handed to them, everybody whose ancestors worked their asses off so that they could buy cool crap without having to work with it. The song failed to garner significant sales or airplay in the United States, but when it was re-released as a single init managed to chart on the Billboard Hotpeaking at 42 in March.

It was sung by Ted Piercefield. Rhythm and bluesblue-eyed soul.

The song is handhags a girl who puts her entire life in how she looks and all the education she’s recieved doesn’t mean a thing because fashion takes a higher rung. General Comment Reminds me of my Grandad actually- and when i used to live with him. RPM via iTunes. General Comment This song is a bit of a guilt trip, but it’s not just about today. Graffiti on the Train Tour.