A svelte young man, eighteen lovers to his name.
Well if the rumours are true then eighteen lovers came crawling back again.
I don't feel well.
I've got this rattling in my chest.
My doctor said that I should give it up because I'm clinically obsessed.

I know you think you're in the movies.
You're in the movies that don't wanna know me.
Well I know all about fear and desire, I know all about lust et cetera.

Edie Sedgwick, Anna Karina, Arlene Dahl.
Edie Sedgwick, Anna Karina, Arlene Dahl.
I just want to be a sweetheart.
I just want to be a sweetheart.
I just want to be a sweetheart.

A sweet young girl, dressed to the nines in Cacharel.
Oh, under the weather my heels click together, and following her is hell.
I feel quite ill.
I've got this rattling in my chest.
My doctor said that I should give it up, I need to get some rest.

Edie Sedgwick, Anna Karina, Arlene Dahl.
Edie Sedgwick, Anna Karina, Arlene Dahl.
I just want to be a sweetheart.
I just want to be a sweetheart.
I just want to be a sweetheart.

So never, neve, never try to tell me it's a pleasure being alone.
All I have here with me are the records and the books that I own.

Nag, nag, nag.
Nag, nag, nag.
Nag, nag, nag.
Nag, nag, nag.

Edie Sedgwick, Anna Karina, Arlene Dahl.
Edie Sedgwick, Anna Karina, Arlene Dahl.
I just want to be a sweetheart.
I just want to be a sweetheart.
I just want to be a sweetheart.


Lyrics submitted by ocherous, edited by echolot

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  • +1
    General CommentAnna Karina FOOOOLSS how does anna karenina make sense?
    lookitsmeon August 11, 2006   Link
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    General CommentThe song is called Lust In The Movies, and the other two women mentioned are both actresses, so it seems to me quite clear that it refers to Anna Karina (an actress) as a pose to Karenina (a book). So lookitsme is not a FOOOOOL _ellie, you are.
    fourgangeron September 25, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song.
    spaceyheadcaseon March 24, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMe too!
    go_go_goon June 01, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI just love this band, especially their lyrics. This song describes in some way how I sometimes feel."So never, neve, never try to tell me it's a pleasure being alone", this sentence is sooo true...coz when we are alone, we always try to tell to ourselves that it's alright that we don't really mind about it.But in fact, we hate it, and we wish there was somebody who loves us next to us, everyday.Or at least, that's what I usually feel.
    incomingon November 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentBrilliant song, good way to open the album.
    Prisoner.I.Wason December 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentany song that mentions anna karina is awesome in my book
    foo55on January 31, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is such an awesome song.

    It's about a (maybe more than) slightly obsessed girl who just wants to be with this guy, but he wants nothing to do with her
    MadnessMethodon February 22, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentEdie Sedgwick was the sexiest women ever who hit life hard!
    TragicAnatomyon March 18, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Comment*i just want to be your sweetheart*

    to me it sounds like someone who's obsessed with a film star? or some other celebrity?

    the 'following her is hell' bit makes me think of stalking?
    ehlinxon April 01, 2007   Link

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