Perhaps it shouldn’t be here under Stereophonics? It was amongst a collection of studio recordings d’Abo had recorded in the late s and early s. Rod Stewart vocal , Mike d’Abo author, piano. Rhythm and blues , blue-eyed soul. Add your thoughts 30 Comments. Lyrics submitted by JON.

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Beating the Boards The Rock Show There are deeper values. It was subsequently added to their previous album’s re-release Just Enough Education to Perform as track seven and on their first compilation album as the final track.

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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 hadnbags real life work, you’ve got nothing without your shallow, meaningless existence streophonics you’ve created for yourself. There was an error. General Comment I like this song and I didn’t know any of these groups sing it.

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Handbags and Gladrags

InWelsh rock band Stereophonics released a version of the song on single. The use of “fashion” could easily just be replaced with things like materialism, somebody watching TV all day, laziness–anything really when you’re pissing away all that is given to you because it’s given to you.


Retrieved 22 November Views Read Edit View history. It was sung by Ted Piercefield. General Comment This song is a bit of a guilt trip, but it’s not just about gladags. It begs a question to handbags and gladrags stereophonics who has had everything handed to them, everybody whose ancestors gladrrags their asses off so that they could buy cool crap without having to work with it.

I know about it from a Bill Hhandbags marching show I had in marching band last year. Languages Norsk nynorsk Edit links. The song is about 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.

Select Gold in the Certification field. Archived from the original on 5 June In the context of the lyrics, today “handbags and gladrags” could easily be replaced with “ipods handbags and gladrags stereophonics laptops”. Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more.

This page was last edited on 16 Decemberat handbags and gladrags stereophonics It’s kind of about just being grateful and realizing that you’re eventually going to have to grow up too. General Comment Excellent song, and even a better choice to show up as the theme song for The Office. Handbags and gladrags stereophonics 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 to sweat to buy her.


Although it was never a hit single for Stewart in the UK, in recognition of its renewed popularity following its use for television series The Office and Stereophonics returning it to the charts, he performed “Handbags and Gladrags” backed by Phil Collins on drums as his only song at the Party at the Palace in Archived from the original on 5 May Life on the Road.

It was amongst a collection of studio recordings d’Abo had recorded in the late s and early s. Login with Facebook Error: Both vocal versions feature the vocal performance of Waysted vocalist Fin Muir. In the specific sense it does have to do with a girl who has prioritized fashion and stuff, but the song works in a much more general way.

Login with Google Error: You can dress yourself up in all the gladrags in the world but it doesn’t mean nothing if you don’t have the personality to back it up.