Know something about this song or lyrics? Add it to our wiki.
Ground floor: ladies clothes, sportswear stationery
First floor: kitchenware, furnishings, confectionary
Second floor: childrens toys, back to school, many more
Fourth floor: electronic, fake antiques, and lingerie

I saw your face on the black and white screen
I knew your name from the checkout machine
You don't have to spend you just have to pretend


Lyrics submitted by stickista

Paco! song meanings
Add your thoughts

7 Comments

sort form View by:
  • +1
    General Comment
    What annoys me is that they never mention what's on the 3rd floor!?
    KayceeSparkson September 13, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is about knowing people who allow you to shoplift.
    sharkfaceon December 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentperhaps it's about a secret shopper?
    escobaton January 27, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI've always felt it was either about shoplifting and yes, the people who allow you to do it, or, if we were a much happier, beautiful place, it would be about window shopping. But yeah, very unlikely as the two lines that precede the last sorta blow that out of the water.

    Or it could be about stalking someone in a department store you've been to before.
    evapor8edon June 08, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song always makes me laugh coz when I was younger a friend and I decided it symbolised our Saturday afternoons hanging around town and going in shops just to see the fit shop boys who we would never actually manage to strike up proper conversations with. It fits apart from the "I saw your face on the black and white screen" bit.
    spiritof87on October 27, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHaha, somehow the first part reminds me of the simpsons episode where Moe couldn't write a poem for a big writer's convention and just copied what was on the lift sign:

    Seems like Ladytron did almost the same thing but of course I know it's intentional, to make a point about the song. :)
    th1rte3non November 18, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMen's wear is on the 3rd floor, duh!!
    paztlanon May 26, 2013   Link

Add your thoughts

Log in now to tell us what you think this song means.

Don’t have an account? Create an account with SongMeanings to post comments, submit lyrics, and more. It’s super easy, we promise!

Back to top
explain