"Beauty*2" as written by and Helen Linsay Marnie....
I sent you out to play last night
The alarms went off at three.
Funny how I'm not loving now
Lonely does not guarantee.

I sent you out to play last night
The alarms went off at three.
Funny how I'm not loving now
He's not coming home to me.

I sent you out to play last night
The alarms went off at three.
Funny how I'm not loving now
He's not coming home to me.

And I move out of love.
If only there was only no consequence.
I'd watch it all turn to dust.

Hey can I go with you, my beauty number 2?
Hey can I go with you, when the rendezvous' over?


Lyrics submitted by Ocean Soul, edited by Sojus

"Beauty*2" as written by Helen Linsay Marnie

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  • +2
    General Commentthis is my favorite song of my favorite band.
    i think its about a couple, she cheated on him,

    "funny how im not laughing now
    loneliness the guarantee"

    the lover left her, so she has nobody now.

    hey can i go with you
    my beauty number2
    hey can i go with
    when the rendez vous over
    its over

    she's actually playing with the feelings of two persons, her beauty #2 is her lover and she's asking him if she could go with him when the appointment ("rendez vous" in french) with her boyfriend ends.
    these are just my thoughts, love ladytron!
    yolischon August 30, 2007   Link
  • +2
    My InterpretationShe is waiting up for her partner. Her partner is out with someone else. She accepts this. It's an open relationship, but she still feels a desire to leave. She feels like the runner up.
    EndomorphBoyon April 03, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthese are the correct lyrics and when there right they usually make more since.

    sent you out to play last night
    the alarms went off at 3
    funny how im not laughing now
    loneliness the guarantee.

    sent you out to play last night
    the alarms went off at 3
    funny how im not laughing now
    he's not coming home to me.

    Sent you out to play last night
    the alarms went off at 3
    funny how im not laughing now
    hes not coming home to me.

    try to get out of the lease
    to move out of love
    if only there was no consequence
    watch it all turn to dust

    hey can i go with you
    my beauty number2
    hey can i go with
    when the rendez vous over
    its over

    [repeat]

    hey can i go with
    when the rendez vous over
    (his beauty number 2)
    its over

    its not over

    no its not over
    sleep fiendon July 10, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is beautiful, so the title is appropriate.
    Celtic_FCon September 22, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAm I the only one who hears a sound from chrono trigger at 2:47?!
    Remson December 15, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentDoes it have any connection to Andy Warhol's film Beauty #2...?
    ChicSquaredon February 25, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentnot sure if it has anything to do with andy warhols film beauty no. 2:

    Edie, in a skimpy outfit of bra and panties, and Gino, wearing only jockey shorts, engage in flirting and light kissing. Chuck asks Edie questions seemingly designed to harass and annoy her. Gino is more or less a bystander not interacting with Chuck.

    The dialogue seems created adlib and no conclusions are reached in the film. The only conceivable climax is when Edie finally becomes so mad she throws a glass ashtray at Chuck, breaking it.
    undErneethon October 04, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is so sublime
    th1rte3non November 02, 2008   Link
  • 0
    My InterpretationWhen the break kicks in and she sings "Hey can I go with you, my beauty number 2?" it feels like by number 2 she is referring to someone else she dates to get over the pain and to distract herself from the loss of her number 1, which didn't come home to her and got involved with someone new. So she asks #2 if she can follow him home after their date since in the first phrase she sings "Loneliness a guarantee" and as we all know being and sleeping alone in bed (which you shared with #1) after a breakup is the hardest and one needs some closeness, warmth and distraction to fall out of love and often we choose some beauty number 2 right after to get over number 1.
    In the end though when she says "When the rendevous' over" at the same time she ends up swinging back and forth between realization that her love with #1 is over and denial that it can't be over:
    "It's over
    It's not over
    No, it's not over"

    Beautiful, heartfelt and sad lyrics... besides "International Dateline" my favorite song on that record.
    Sojuson July 11, 2013   Link
  • -1
    My InterpretationThere is a reference, but not to Andy Warhol film. It's actually set in a futuristic sci-fi world (as you can tell from the music itself).
    Let me tell you what this song is really about.

    //back-story
    In the year circa 2116, a faster-than-light starship Von Braun is colonized by aliens known as "annelids" or "The Many". (They're a species similar to the Zerg in StarCraft.) A couple onboard try to escape from the ship. Their names are Rebecca Siddons and Tommy Suarez.
    //back-story ends.

    You are the hero. The couple contact you for help. You repair the escape pods for them, and "rendezvous" with them. You watch them escape in the pod and you are wondering "hey can I go with you?" The answer is no, you can't go with them. Your job on the ship "is not over". You still need to fight the aliens before you can go home.

    "Beauty Number 2" refers to Rebecca Siddons. SHODAN is Number 1 (that is, your virtual girlfriend) and Siddons is "Number 2". The romantic thing is attractive, but not the main focus of this song. The main focus is RESPONSIBILITY. You could go with the couple, but there would be "consequence" -- it would "all turn to dust". It's up to you to save the universe blah blah blah (but since Thom Yorke said he could do that, why can't you?)

    You have to experience the scary, cold and lonely Von Braun to understand it better. It's a warm and touching (while also a little sad) feeling to finally see someone escape from the ship alive. And this song captures that feeling perfectly.

    "It's not over" is the key line here. You will want to hear this song only when it's NOT over. When it IS over, there are happier songs to listen to.
    pagen_hdon November 21, 2008   Link

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