"Eleanor, Put Your Boots On" as written by Alexander Paul Kapranos Huntley, Nicholas John Mccarthy, Paul Robert Thompson and Robert Hardy....
Eleanor, put those boots back on
Kick the heels into the Brooklyn dirt
I know it isn't dignified to run
But if you run, you can run to the Coney Island rollercoaster
Ride to the highest point and leap across the filthy water
Leap until the Gulf Stream's brought you down

I could be there when you land
I could be there when you land

So Eleanor, take a Greenpoint three-point turn towards the hidden sun
You know you are so elegant when you run
Oh, if you run, you can run to that statue with the dictionary
Climb to her fingernail and leap
Yeah, take an atmospheric leap
And let the jet stream set you down

I could be there when you land
I could be there when you land
I could be there when you land

So Eleanor, put those boots back on
Put the boots back on and run
Run, come on over here, come on over here, come on over here

Lyrics submitted by saveourcity

"Eleanor Put Your Boots On" as written by Nicholas John Mccarthy Alexander Paul Kapranos Huntley

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  • +2
    General CommentEleanor Friedberger is his girlfriend, as mentioned. He misses her a lot while touring (Europe) and talks to her on the phone frequently. Each verse is basically saying "you might look like a bit of a loser, but drop what you're doing and come over here, cuz I miss you." Coney Island and the Statue of Liberty are NY landmarks because she's based in Brooklyn, and there are a few references to crossing the Atlantic to be in Europe with him. Kind of a cute song because it acknowledges it's sappy.
    GoochyLittlePigon September 27, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General Commenti think its great song. little bit different from them, sounds a bit beatles like? easy to listen to tho. great album.
    gmacon October 05, 2005   Link
  • +2
    General CommentI wish Franz would do more songs like this... I really love this song. And I agree with gmac, it does sound rather like the beatles (who even happen to have their own song about an Eleanor). I think that they may have been aiming for a beatles-esque sound on this song... if so, they nailed it beautifully.
    Zaphlinon January 10, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentWell all i really know about this song is that Eleanor is Alex's girlfriend and i dont know what this song means at all! Anyone got any ideas?
    pegzon September 16, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentEleanor Friedberger is the singer/guitarist from The Fiery Furnaces.

    I'm pretty certain he's talking about her.
    MeatLampon September 17, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think the last user got it right. Alex has said himself it's not about Eleanor Fiery Furnaces (liar), but I guess it's his way of making it more universal.
    saveourcityon October 01, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeh that's her.
    pegzon September 17, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHi Pegz. Mabye it means that whatever she does he'll always be there, if she wants him to be. But i don't really know.
    IckleRuon September 24, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentaww, that's sweet. that sounds very plausible, goochylittlepig. i wondered if the "statue with the dictionary" could be the statue of liberty since they talk about NYC.

    ahh i'm seeing them on oct. 15 in boston!
    Em of Argyllon October 09, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentseeing these lads at home in glasgow on the 22nd November, shame its in the SECC but still its a homecoming gig woohoo!

    and he actually addmited thay the song was about eleanor freidberger in The Big Issue in september, a lot of it is acutally written about places he's never been though so... but yeh it does sound just like the beatles really helps to give the album ups and downs, as opposed to the first one where all the songs were quite similar, although still great.
    sandimanon October 14, 2005   Link

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