"You Probably Couldn't See for the Lights but You Were Looking Straight at Me" as written by and Alex Turner....
One look sends it coursing through the veins oh how the feeling races
Back up to their brains to form expressions on there stupid faces
They don't want to say hello
Like I want to say hello
Oh the heartbeats at its peak when you're coming up to speak

And I'm so tense, never tenser
Could all go a bit frank spencer?
I'm talking gibberish, tip of the tongue but I can't deliver it
Properly, oh it's all getting on top of me
And if it weren't this dark you'd see how red my face has gone

Everybody's trying to crack the jokes and that to make you smile
Those that claim that they're not showing off are drowning in denial
They're not half as bad as me say anything and I'll agree
'Cause when it comes to acting up, I'm sure I could write the book

And now that you're more than a part in the play
It's slightly easier to think what to say
You had us all, standing on our heads
Doing our best tricks

Never again
Never again, will there be another one that's as desirable as you

One look sends it coursing through the veins oh how the feeling races
Back up to their brains to form expressions on there stupid faces


Lyrics submitted by K-nuxXx, edited by Mellow_Harsher

"You Probably Couldn't See for the Lights But You Were Staring Straight" as written by Alex Turner

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    General CommentI completely see the connection with being overcome with fear when approaching 'that certain someone', but I'm also picking up on something a little 'raunchy' :) To me, it seems like he could be talking about being on ecstasy.

    Feeling the rush, talking shit, facial expressions, 'how the feeling races, back up to their brains', 'the heartbeats at its peak'.

    I'm not sure, obviously, but I think it's an interesting idea. Try listening to the song again with that in mind, and see if you pick up on other things I didn't mention here.
    Mosquitocoilson July 13, 2006   Link
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    General CommentI am actually 12 and I understood this song straight away it's very simple "one look sends it coursing through the vains oh how the feeling races" is basically saying when he first time he saw her he got that feeling of love surging through his body.

    "To form expressions on their stupidfaces" They are showing off by pulling faces at her trying to be funny and stuff.

    "So tense never tenser could go a bit frank spencer" Frank Spencer allways messes up and stuff and you are really tense when you're around a girl you like.
    topshopprincesson March 11, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Commenta sexy girl in a club who everyone fancies and everyone is trying to impress but he's scared he'l make a tit of himself if she tries speaking to him one to one.
    soulsearcheron January 23, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLook at Columbo.
    saveourcityon January 30, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentMan, this is one funky song.

    "So tense, never tenser / Could all go a bit Frank Spencer"

    Brilliant :)
    obsessedon February 13, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is awesome =D
    Amp3don February 16, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is awesome =D
    Amp3don February 16, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt's supposedly written about Eva Petersen, of the Little Flames, who they toured with last year.

    Great song, lyrics are fantastic!
    LittleFlooon March 10, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentone of the best on the album
    Jac2ThaIzzoon April 07, 2006   Link
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    General CommentWahoo, love the monkeys!
    dave_1987on April 27, 2006   Link

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