When I Argue I See Shapes

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"When I Argue I See Shapes"
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Single by Idlewild
from the album Hope Is Important
Released February 1999
Format 7", CD
Recorded ?
Genre Alternative
Label Food
Songwriter(s) Bob Fairfoull, Colin Newton, Rod Jones, Roddy Woomble
Producer(s) Paul Tipler
Idlewild singles chronology
"I'm a Message"
(1998)
"When I Argue I See Shapes"
(1999)
"Little Discourage"
(1999)
"I'm a Message"
(1998)
"When I Argue I See Shapes"
(1999)
"Little Discourage"
(1999)
Alternative cover
CD2
CD2

"When I Argue I See Shapes" is a song by Scottish rock band Idlewild, from their 1998 album Hope Is Important. It was the fourth and final single to be released from the album and charted at #19 in the UK Singles Chart in February 1999 (see 1999 in British music). This was the band's highest chart position until "You Held the World in Your Arms" reached #9 in 2002.

The B-side "(1903-70)" is a tribute to artist Mark Rothko.

Track listings[edit]

All songs written by Idlewild unless otherwise stated.

In the UK[edit]

  • CD 1 CDFOOD116
  1. "When I Argue I See Shapes" – 3:46 (Remixed by Chris Sheldon)
  2. "Palace Flophouse" (Michael Angus/Peeps Into Fairyland) – 3:57
  3. "Chandelier (10.15 Version)" – 1:50
  • CD 2 CDFOODS116
  1. "When I Argue I See Shapes (Album Version)" – 4:27
  2. "(1903-70)" – 1:55
  3. "Last Night I Missed All the Fireworks (Live)" – 1:27
  • 7"
  1. "When I Argue I See Shapes" – 3:46 (Remixed by Chris Sheldon)
  2. "(1903-70)" – 1:55
  3. "Chandelier (10.15 Version)" – 1:50