This Is How It Feels

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"This Is How It Feels"
Single by Inspiral Carpets
from the album Life
Released March 1990
Format 7", 12", CD, cassette
Recorded September 1989
Genre Alternative rock, Madchester
Length 3:09
Label Mute
Inspiral Carpets singles chronology
"Move"
(1989)
"This Is How It Feels"
(1990)
"She Comes in the Fall"
(1990)

"This Is How It Feels" was a 1990 single by the Inspiral Carpets. It was their first single in the Top 40, where it reached number 14 in the UK.[1][2]

The US music video for "This Is How It Feels" was inspired by the imagery of the British art duo Gilbert and George, making use of their signature "stained glass" and grid style and their standard iconography.

The single (radio) mix, remixed by Flood, features a different second verse with more oblique (and hence radio-friendly) lyrics (e.g. the line "seems they found him under a train" replaced by "left a note for a local girl").

The song was later covered by the band Carter The Unstoppable Sex Machine.

The song is used by Manchester United fans to taunt Manchester City and other rivals, with the lyrics slightly changed:

This is how it feels to be City/This is how it feels to be small/This is how it feels when your team wins nothing at all/Nothing at all...

As a retort to the above, in the 2011/2012 Premier League Season Manchester City fans sang the following version to taunt Manchester United as they went on to win the league:

This is how it feels to be City / This is how it feels to be small / You signed Phil Jones we signed Kun Agüero, Kun Agüero

Tracklist[edit]

7"[edit]

  1. This Is How It Feels
  2. Tune for a Family

12"/CD[edit]

  1. This Is How It Feels (extended)
  2. Tune for a Family
  3. This is How it Feels (radio edit)
  4. Seeds of Doubt

Cassette[edit]

  1. This Is How It Feels (extended)
  2. Tune for a Family
  3. This is How it Feels (radio edit)
  4. Whiskey

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