72: Elbow - Grounds For Divorce
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29. 72: Elbow - Grounds For Divorce
"There's a hole in my neighborhood down which of late I cannot help but fall." Grounds For Divorce is about the period shortly after the death of Elbow's good friend and fellow Mancunian musician Bryan Glancy (the titular Seldom Seen Kid), which was - as frontman Guy Garvey explained in 2008 - "a horrible time when everyone was drinking themselves half to death". The "hole in my neighborhood" is one of elbow's favourite Manchester pubs: the Temple of Convenience on Great Bridgewater Street.