Song of the Day #3,947: ‘More Than This’ – Roxy Music

Roxy Music has been eligible for the Rock & Roll Hall of Fame since 1997, but the English glam rock band was nominated for the first time this year. The wait paid off, as they made the cut on their first try.

The band was formed in 1970 by singer and songwriter Bryan Ferry, previously an art school teacher. Soundscape master Brian Eno got his start with the band as well, though he left after a couple of years due to creative differences with Ferry. The band released eight albums over 11 years before disbanding in 1992, having influenced a whole generation of artists through both their music and their style.

I have almost no knowledge of Roxy Music’s music. The sole exception is today’s SOTD, ‘More Than This,’ which appeared on Avalon, the band’s final album and biggest U.S. hit. This is a great song, used memorably by Sofia Coppola in the karaoke scene of Lost in Translation.

[Verse 1]
I could feel at the time
There was no way of knowing
Fallen leaves in the night
Who can say where they’re blowing?
As free as the wind
Hopefully learning
Why the sea on the tide
Has no way of turning

[Chorus]
More than this
You know there’s nothing
More than this
Tell me one thing
More than this
Ooh, there’s nothing

[Verse 2]
It was fun for a while
There was no way of knowing
Like a dream in the night
Who can say where we’re going?
No care in the world
Maybe I’m learning
Why the sea on the tide
Has no way of turning

[Chorus]
More than this
You know there’s nothing
More than this
Tell me one thing
More than this
Ooh, there’s nothing

One thought on “Song of the Day #3,947: ‘More Than This’ – Roxy Music

  1. Dana Gallup says:

    Not a fan of this song or this style. Don’t get their nomination while so many legends remain sidelined.

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