01. The View From The Afternoon

Anticipation has a habit to set you up
For disappointment in evening entertainment but
Tonight there’ll be some love
Tonight there’ll be a ruckus yeah, regardless of what’s gone before

I want to see all of the things that we’ve already seen
The lairy girls hung out the window of the limousine
And of course its fancy dress
And they’re all looking quite full on
In bunny ears and devil horns in hell

Anticipation has a habit to set you up
For disappointment in evening entertainment but
Tonight there’ll be some love
Tonight there’ll be a ruckus yeah, regardless of what’s gone before

I want to see all of the things that we’ve already seen
I want to see you take the jackpot out the fruit machine
And put it all back in
You’ve got to understand it you can never beat the bandit, no

And she won’t be surprised and she won’t be shocked
When she’s pressed the star after she’s pressed unlock
And there’s verse and chapter sat in her inbox
And all that it says is that you’ve drank a lot
You should bear that in mind tonight
Bear that in mind, yeah you should
Bear that in mind tonight
Bear that in mind
You can pour your heart out but her reasoning will block
Owt you send her after nine o’clock

Anticipation has a habit to set you up
For disappointment in evening entertainment but
Tonight there’ll be some love
Tonight there’ll be a ruckus yeah, regardless of what’s gone before

And she won’t be surprised and she won’t be shocked
When she’s pressed the star after she’s pressed unlock
And there’s verse and chapter sat in her inbox
And all that it says is that you’ve drank a lot
You should bear that in mind tonight
Bear that in mind, yeah you should
Bear that in mind tonight
Bear that in mind

You can pour your heart out around 3 o’clock
When the 2 for 1’s undone the writers block

02. Cigarette Smoker Fiona

Sat at the side of the pool at one of your houses with wet white trousers on
And worlds collide as the evening continues the dignity fucks off
Her brothers gone off to the strippers to make up for all the lost time
She could have been one of the bitches but she’s actually alright

Cigarette smoker, im sorry but we’re all unsure, how much you’ve had but we think that you ought to maybe not have anymore

A country home even if we really tried wouldn’t cease to surprise us now
And bet your dad would like to give us all a slap when are your parents back d’you know?
I never came from no ghetto but it wasn’t nowhere near here
Well spoken girls and stilettos, aren’t something to fear

Cigarette smoker, cigarette smoke doesn’t hide as well as you think and you’d think that it ought to act as the perfect disguise

03. Despair In The Departure Lounge

He’s pining for her
In a people carrier
There might be buildings and pretty things to see like that
But architecture won’t do
Although it might say a lot about the city or town
I don’t care what they’ve got keep on turning them down
It don’t say the funny things she does
Don’t even try and cheer him up, because
It just won’t happen

He’s got the feeling again
This time on the aeroplane
There might be tellys in the back of the seats in front
But Rodney and Del won’t do
Although it might take your mind off the aches and the pains
Laugh when he falls through the bar
But you’re feeling the same
‘Cause she isn’t there to hold your hand
She won’t be waiting for you when you land

It feels like she’s just nowhere near
You could well be out on your ear
This thought comes closely followed by the fear
And the thought of it
Makes you feel a bit
Ill

Yesterday I saw a girl
Who looked like someone you might knock about with
And almost shouted
And then reality kicked in within us
It seems as we become the winners
You lose a bit of summat
And half wonder if you won it at all

And don’t say ‘owt ’cause you’ve got no idea
And she’s still nowhere near
And the thought comes closely followed by the fear
And the thought of it
Makes you feel a bit
…Ill

Despair in the departure lounge
It’s one and they’ll still be around at three
No signal and low battery
What’s happened to me

04. No Buses

Lady where has your love gone? I was looking but can’t find it anywhere
They always offer when there’s loads of love around but when you’re short of some it’s nowhere to be found

I know your game, you told him yesterday “no chance, you’ll get nothing
from me” but now she’s there, you’re there and everybody’s there and
he’s i turmoil as puzzled as can be, just like me

Let’s go down, low down where I know I should not go
She thinks she’s the one but she’s just one in 24
And just because everybody’s doing it doe that mean that i can too

Lady where has your love gone? It was the antiseptic to the sore
To hold you by the hand must he first be in demand? How he longs for you to long for him once more

Her eyes went down and cut you up, there’s nothing like a dirty look from…
The one you want or the one you lost

And ache in your soul it’s everybody’s goal to get what they can’t have
That’s why you’re after her and that’s why she’s after him but saying it won’t change a thing
Realising it won’t change a thing

05. Who The Fuck Are Arctic Monkeys ?

We all want someone to shout for
Yeah, everyone wants somebody to adore
But your heroes aren’t what they seem
When you’ve been where we’ve been

Have I done something to trigger
The funny looks and the sniggers ?
Are they there at all, or is it just paranoia ?

Everybody’s got their box
Doing what they’re told
You pushed my faith near being lost
But we’ll stick to the guns
Don’t care if it’s marketing suicidal
Won’t crack or compromise
Your do-rights or individes
Will never unhinge us

And there’s a couple of hundred
Think they’re Christopher Columbus
But the settlers had already settled
Yeah, long before ya

Just cos we’re having a say-so
Not lining up to be playdoh
Oh, in five years time, will it be
« Who the fuck’s Arctic Monkeys? »

‘Cause everybody’s got their box
Doing what they’re told
You pushed my faith near being lost
But we’ll stick to the guns
Don’t care if it’s marketing suicidal
Won’t crack or compromise
Your do-rights or individes
Will never unhinge us

All the thoughts that I just said
Will linger round and multiply in their head
Not that mad to start with
I’m not angry, I’m just disappointed

It’s not you it’s them that are wrong
Tell ‘em to take out their tongues
Tell ‘em to take out their tongues…

It’s not you it’s them that are wrong
Tell ‘em to take out their tongues
Tell ‘em to take out their tongues
And bring on the backlash!

It’s not you it’s them that are wrong
Tell him to take out his tongue
Tell him to take out his tongue
It’s not you it’s them that’s the fake
I won’t mess with your escape
Is this really your escape?