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Artist: Arctic Monkey
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Despair to the point will they provoke
The punchline before they have told the joke
The sheer desperation to be seen
Staring at the television screen

Despair to the point where they provoke
You to tell the fucking punchline before you have told the joke
Sorry, sunshine, it doesn't exist
It wasn't in the top one hundred list

And it's the thousandth time, and it's even bolder
Don't be surprised when you get bent over
He told ya that you were dying for it

She saw it, and she grabbed it, and it wasn't what it seemed
The kids all dream of making it, whatever that means
Another variation on a theme
A tangle on the television and the magazine
Do you reckon that they do it for a joke?
Do you reckon that they make 'em take an oath
That says 'we are defenders
Of any poseur or professional pretender around

When did your list replace the twist and turn
Ah, the fist replaced the kissed-on concern
And if you're bothered, I don't want your prayers
Save it for the morning after

And it's the thousandth time, and it's even bolder
Don't be surprised when you get bent over
He told ya that you were dying for it

Let's have a game on the Teddy Picker
Not quick enough, can I have it quicker?
Already thick and you're getting thicker
Let's have a game on the Teddy Picker
Not quick enough, can I have it quicker?
Already thick, and you're getting thicker

Assuming that all things are equal
Who'd want to be men of the people
When there's people like you?
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Arctic Monkeys
Arctic Monkeys are an English rock band formed in 2002 in High Green, a suburb of Sheffield, England. The band consists of Alex Turner (lead vocals, rhythm/lead guitar), Matt
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Arctic Monkeys Lyrics
Arctic Monkeys lyrics - 140 song lyrics sorted by album, including "Do I Wanna Know?", "I Wanna Be Yours", "505".
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Arctic Monkeys – Do I Wanna Know?
“Do I Wanna Know” is the second single from AM, premiered live at the Ventura Theatre, CA on May 22, 2013. In it, Alex portrays himself as an obsessive lover that is paranoid
Arctic Monkeys – 505
“505” is one of the songs that marks a turning point in Alex Turner’s songwriting, as he discovers new emotional depths. The organ chords are the same as were used in Ennio
Arctic Monkeys – R U Mine?
A single from Arctic Monkeys originally released in early 2012 for Record Store Day in the UK. “R U Mine?” was then re-recorded for their 2013 album AM. The song delves into the
Arctic Monkeys – Fluorescent Adolescent
“Fluorescent Adolescent” is a track about getting older and finding out that life isn’t as fun as it used to be. It describes a woman who dreams of her youth while her current life
Arctic Monkeys – I Wanna Be Yours
The song reworks John Cooper Clarke’s poem of the same name. The song focuses on similar themes in the poem. In an interview, Clarke said his poem is: one of a classic style of
Arctic Monkeys – Body Paint
Premiered on BBC Radio 1’s ‘Future Sounds’ program on September 29th, 2022, the track serves as the second single from the band’s seventh LP, The Car. The song had previously made
Arctic Monkeys – There'd Better Be a Mirrorball
“There’d Better Be A Mirrorball” is the lead single and opening track from Arctic Monkeys' seventh studio album, The Car. The song resurrects the same jazz-inspired style featured
Arctic Monkeys – No. 1 Party Anthem
Ironically, the slowest track off of AM, “No. 1 Party Anthem,” pokes fun at waiting for an anthemic party song to feel the vibe. Some of the lyrics here were first used on Arctic
Arctic Monkeys – Teddy Picker
This song refers to the striving for fame, and once having it, the not so great side of it. Overall it is essentially be careful what you wish for. The Teddy Picker refers to a
Arctic Monkeys – Arabella
A song about a space aged lover named Arabella serves as track four on the Arctic Monkeys' 5th album AM. It furthers the album’s motif of passion’s incessant pull, both for better
Arctic Monkeys – Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?
A single off the Arctic Monkeys 5th album AM, “Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High?” is a sexy record, that has the band experimenting with R&B sounds. Alex’s story is made
Arctic Monkeys – Knee Socks
Perhaps the album’s best song is tucked away just before it ends. Everything about this track is sexy…from the bass drum and simple guitar riff as it opens, to the imagery conjured
Arctic Monkeys – Cornerstone
“Cornerstone” is the seventh track of Arctic Monkeys’ 2009 release Humbug, and the second single to be released from the album. The song has a straightforward narrative. The
Arctic Monkeys – When the Sun Goes Down
The second single from Arctic Monkeys' debut album is about prostitution around the studio they were recording in in Sheffield. It was a considerable commercial success, scoring
Arctic Monkeys – I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor
The breakout and first single by Arctic Monkeys, from their debut album Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not. It’s about seeing a girl in a mundane, everyday situation
Arctic Monkeys – I Ain't Quite Where I Think I Am
“I Ain’t Quite Where I Think I Am” is the third single from Arctic Monkeys seventh studio album, The Car. It was the first song to be performed live before the release of The Car
Arctic Monkeys – Star Treatment
“Star Treatment” is the opener to the Arctic Monkeys' sixth studio album, co-produced by Alex Turner himself for the first time. Turner personifies a washed up lead of the
Arctic Monkeys – Scummy
[Intro] / So who's that girl there? / I wonder what went wrong so that she had to roam the streets / She don't do major credit cards, I doubt she does receipts / It's all not quite
Arctic Monkeys – A Certain Romance
“A Certain Romance” is the last song on Arctic Monkeys first album, Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not, released in 2006. NME described it as “a strangely even-handed
Arctic Monkeys – Snap Out of It
“Snap Out of It,” one of the poppiest and most instantly accessible songs on the record, describes Alex Turner trying to tell a girl that she should forget about him.
Arctic Monkeys – Crying Lightning
The first single from the Arctic Monkeys' third album, Humbug. The acoustic version has a third verse: Oh, you were reading a book about some idiot And telling me about another I
Arctic Monkeys – Red Right Hand
Ever wanted to sell your soul to the Devil? This song is an extremely accurate account on why it may seem attractive, but you shouldn’t do it. Originally a song by Nick Cave and
Arctic Monkeys – Brianstorm
Sometimes mistakenly referred to as “Brainstorm.” When asked to say a little about the song’s protagonist, Alex Turner replied, I can’t remember Brian now… I don’t know if he
Arctic Monkeys – Fireside
A beautiful song about how difficult it is to move on from someone you loved, even when you know it’s the right thing to do.
Arctic Monkeys – Fake Tales of San Francisco
After being featured on the band’s debut album Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not, the song was released as a radio-only single in the United States instead of “Leave
Arctic Monkeys – Mardy Bum
A song from Arctic Monkeys' 2006 album Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not. It remains a fan favourite and helped popularise the Yorkshire word ‘mardy’, meaning sulky or
Arctic Monkeys – From the Ritz to the Rubble
“From the Ritz to the Rubble” is the 12th song on Arctic Monkey’s first album, Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not. Like many of the songs on the album, it follows a
Arctic Monkeys – Who the Fuck Are Arctic Monkeys?
A song about the music industry and how fickle it can be.
Arctic Monkeys – Suck It and See
“Suck It and See” is a song about having an almost unhealthy affection for someone (“Your love is like a studded leather headlock/Be cruel to me, ‘cause I’m a fool for you”). It’s
Arctic Monkeys – My Propeller
It was released as the third single from the band’s third studio album Humbug, as announced on 1 February 2010. Released on 22 March 2010, the single follows its two predecessors
Arctic Monkeys – Dangerous Animals
The third song on the Arctic Monkey’s third album, Humbug. Alex is haunted by thoughts of a woman who doesn’t want him.
Arctic Monkeys – Do Me a Favour
A breakup song from the band’s second album Favourite Worst Nightmare. In a novel twist, the song is written from the perspective of the person in the wrong, who knows they’re in
Arctic Monkeys – Only Ones Who Know
[Verse 1] / In a foreign place, the saving grace was the feeling / That it was a heart that he was stealing / Oh, he was ready to impress and the fierce excitement / The eyes are
Arctic Monkeys – Four Out of Five
The song describes advertising for the titular Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino. Some parts read explicitly like an advert, inviting the listener to come and relax at Tranquility
Arctic Monkeys – Sculptures of Anything Goes
[Verse 1] / How am I supposed to manage my infallible beliefs / While I'm sockin' it to ya? / Performin' in Spanish on Italian TV / Sometime in the future / Whilst wondering if
Arctic Monkeys – Mad Sounds
The only song from AM not released as a single to be debuted live before the release of the album. Another slow-tempo song, continuing on from Track 6 “No. 1 Party Anthem”, that
Arctic Monkeys – Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino
The song uses conceptual and political imagery to give the listener a firsthand view of the “Casino” and its features. A couple of months after the album’s release, the track was
Read All The Lyrics To Arctic Monkeys’ New Album ‘The Car’
The LP includes the singles “Body Paint” and “There’d Better Be A Mirrorball.”
Arctic Monkeys – Piledriver Waltz
A song about heartbreak, “Piledriver Waltz” was originally written for the soundtrack of the movie Submarine, which features original songs written by Arctic Monkeys frontman Alex
Arctic Monkeys (Ft. Richard Hawley) – Bad Woman
“Bad Woman” is the second track on the single “Teddy Picker”. The song talks of a man whose girl is slowly drifting away to another man, bringing him into a state of wondering and
Arctic Monkeys – Nettles
[Verse 1] / Sank into their calculations and snorted on a stench / Of their arithmetic / Look for the boy who was hanging his head low / More trophies and ideas to follow their
Arctic Monkeys – The Lovers
Up from the pastures of boredom / Out from the sea of discontent / They come in packs like hungry hounds / Up seekers of the dark enchantment / They haunt the boulevards and bars
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Who the Fuck Are Arctic Monkeys? by Arctic Monkeys
Who the Fuck Are Arctic Monkeys? was the second EP by Sheffield indie rock band Arctic Monkeys, first released on April 24, 2006. The EP featured “The View from the Afternoon”, the
Live at the Royal Albert Hall by Arctic Monkeys
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AM by Arctic Monkeys
Named after the band’s initials, AM is Arctic Monkey’s fifth studio album. Alex Turner said in an interview regarding the title of the album: I actually stole it from the Velvet
Five Minutes with Arctic Monkeys by Arctic Monkeys
Arctic Monkeys first ever EP self published through their own label “Bang Bang”. 1500 Cds and 1500 vinyl records were produced making the EP rare and highly desirable by fans. The
Spotify Singles by Arctic Monkeys
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Beneath the Boardwalk by Arctic Monkeys
Beneath the Boardwalk is a collection of demos and otherwise unreleased songs that were burned onto CD’s and given away for free at the band’s early gigs. While not technically an
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