playgirl, why are you sleeping in tomorrow's world, hey playgirl
playgirl, why are you dancing when you could be alone, hey playgirl
playgirl, why are you sleeping in tomorrow's world, hey playgirl
playgirl, choking on cigarettes to get you along, hey playgirl

hey playgirl, hey playgirl
northern lights catch you coming down
sleep your way out of your hometown

playgirl, why are you sleeping in tomorrow's world, hey playgirl
playgirl, why are you dancing when you could be alone, hey playgirl
playgirl, why are you sleeping in tomorrow's world, hey playgirl
playgirl, choking on cigarettes to get you along, hey playgirl

hey playgirl, hey playgirl
northern lights catch you coming down
sleep your way out of your hometown
hey playgirl, hey playgirl
northern lights catch you coming down
sleep your way out of your hometown
hey playgirl, hey playgirl
northern lights catch you coming down
sleep your way out of your hometown
hey playgirl, hey playgirl
hey playgirl, hey playgirl

foreign coin on a telephone box
a question mark on a calendar
an empty seat on the alpha line
a sorting code, an account number

hey playgirl, hey playgirl
northern lights got you coming down
sleep your way out of your hometown


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    General CommentThis song is about a play girl, who sleeps around, "chokes on cigarettes" to get her by, and has a generally sleezy lifestyle. Her life has no meaning past being a playgirl.
    When it says, "a forgien coin on a telephone box", perhaps it is suggesting that she is at payphones trying to get "clients" seeing as how she sleep around.
    And when it says,"a question mark on a calendar"
    becuase she has no definate plan.
    "An empty seat on the alpha line", could mean she empty inside or that her life is nothing,so it's empty.
    "a sorting code, an account number", is pretty much the epitimy of this playgirl.
    CoinXoperatedXJackon July 21, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"Playgirl" is a stripper who plays men for money. She's a small town girl who wants to get out of it by dancing. She doesn't like what she's doing but fakes it by snorting coke. She dances for men when she could "be alone". And she's young but lives a hard lifestyle that most young girls don't ("why are you sleeping in Tomorrow's world")

    The "northern lights catch you coming down" refers her coming down off of cocaine and she smokes ciggarettes to keep her buzz up ("choking on cigarettes to get you along").

    She is like a "foreign coin on a telephone box" because she is trying to fit an image that isn't her (like using a foreign quarter in a payphone---you think it'll work but it doesn't)

    Her life is "a question mark on a calendar" because she's fallen into the lifestyle and will never get out of her small town. It also symbolizes that she's no longer planning her future and instead lives day-by-day to feed her drug addiction.

    "An empty seat on the alpha line" refers to her place in "civilian" society that she left behind to become a working girl.

    "A sorting code, an account number" is what drives her through life in order to fuel her chemical needs.

    The song suggests that money is never easy and that you'll always fall into the stripper lifestyle, no matter how "good" you are or how many dreams you have...you'll throw them away in the end.
    radiator_ladeeon February 19, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song so much. Ladytron fo lyfe
    -makes gang sign
    papercupon October 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentladytron's so awesome <33
    xCunton April 20, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLADYTRON REPRESENT!! YAYAYAYYAYAHHH!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    ImaCUNTagiousGIRLon June 14, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti haven't given any deep thought as to what it might mean..maybe a girl who is absent in her own life? she prefers to be oblivious.

    i dont know. but i love this song
    wherestheloveon February 17, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song as well. i think you have the basic point of it wherethelove. just a girl who likes to have "fun" but isn't really happy.
    m0won March 06, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about a girl who has fun as life and oppertunities are passing her by.
    Erm, that is all.
    CHOW! And don't touch the sushi.

    XOXOXO,
    Roxanne
    roxusanon October 02, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about a girl trapped in a small town who's rapidly cutting through the population as a means of temporary escape. Not healthy, but easy to relate to, I think. Lots of us use sex as a way to "tune out".
    Sir Williamon December 22, 2005   Link
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    General Commentyou all could be right,but lines like "why are you dancing when you could be alone" confuse me. it's a great song though
    candycanechild88on January 17, 2006   Link

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