"Matchbox" as written by Max Rafferty, Luke Pritchard, Paul Garred and Hugh Harris....
Viciously she sleeps,and walks along her lonely beat
She trips,falls,into it all
And I wish I'd bite my lip and crawl
Up,away,from you my little one
Oh,from you my little one

Don't come to close,you dont wanna see my ghost
Your rotten,but I'm betrayed,by you my sweetheart
And dont you think that you went too far?
Do you want to see my heart bleed?
For you,you and him,him and you
You know my heart bleeds

All of us,we're going out tonight
We're gonna walk all over your cars
The Kooks are out,in the streets
Oh,we're gonna steal your skies

All of us,we're going out tonight
We're gonna walk all over your cars
The Kooks are out,in the streets
Oh,we're gonna steal your-

I'm sorry that I let you go
I let you down,I let you down my dear
I always seem to play these games with you my dear
I always,I always

All of us,we're going out tonight
We're gonna walk all over your cars
The Kooks are out,in the streets
Oh,we're gonna steal your skies

All of us,we're going out tonight
We're gonna walk all over your cars
The Kooks are out,in the streets
Oh,we're gonna steal your skies


All of us,we're going out tonight
We're gonna walk all over your cars
The Kooks are out,in the streets
Oh,we're gonna steal your skies

Dont come.too close
You dont wanna see my ghost
Your rotten but I'm betrayed,by you my sweetheart


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  • +2
    General CommentThese lines are missing in the lyrics.

    "Oh my Julia, I'll never betray you my love
    Oh my Julia, I'll never, I'll never betray you my love"

    A lot of people think it's Juliet but if you listen carefully enough, you'll hear Julia. Which then is a direct reference to a pivotal scene in George Orwell's 'Nineteen Eighty-Four', where the main character Winston declares that he will never betray Julia, but in the end, he does exactly that.

    Just thought that added an interesting spin on the song.
    Thoughts?
    |maddie|on December 22, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis is one of my faves on the album too. I thought it was "oh we're gonna steal your skies" ? maybe i'm wrong....cos that doesn't really make sense does it...
    red_dead_headon February 13, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti absoloutely love the lines:

    ''All of us,we're going out tonight
    We're gonna walk all over your cars
    The Kooks are out,in the streets
    Oh,we're gonna steal your skies''
    because it's the most fun set of lines i've heard in a kooks song. it suits the kooks inside and out, going out, having fun, as a band.
    there is probably a deeper meaning for this
    but fuck that
    i like my analysis :)
    ledgendaryxpersonon August 26, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentAce song :]

    But yeah, like someone else said the chorus is about going out with your buddies, hence, "The Kooks are out..." because they'll make him feel better after a pint or two... or three... to mend his broken heart from his cheating girlfriend :]

    But I wouldn't say they're the best brits out there like someone else said.

    If Blur was still making good music [not the crap they are making now... And I don't mean the poppy stuff either... I mean good old alternative/shoegaze stuff] they would be owning them. But as of now, I gotta sat The Fratellis are doing a bit better. Not one song of theirs I don't like... 'cept maybe Henrietta... And now that The Verve is back, they are gonna be the pwnzors! Cuz The Verve, they are music.
    MattJamesRon November 27, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMy favorite song on the album. While a lot of it's ambiguous and a little conflicting to me, I'd say the chorus is about going out with your mates drinking - probably because your heart's bleeding - stealing signs, doing stupid things and having fun to get over things.

    "Don't come too close, you don't wanna see my ghost" - seeing how he really is now instead of how he's trying to be in this new relationship? An amazing line anyway!
    Whillon January 27, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment.. hm i hear it skies too
    zennoron February 26, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI hear skies!
    And I love love love this song!
    bloc_party15on April 11, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWat an awesome song!! Best lines 'Don't come too close, You don't wanna see my ghost!'...Like he don't want her to see who the real him is, or his past! Brilliant.
    lil_1on April 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentlol yeah im hearin skies too! and yeh LOVIN this song! xx
    junior_kickstarton April 26, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAll of us, we're going out tonight
    We're gonna walk all over your cars
    such a great lyric. such a great song.
    im_the_new_canceron May 29, 2006   Link

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