You're pretty, oh so pretty
Why waste your time just sitting
Here a-listening to that dullard bitch?
Do nothing, eat your chocolate,
Drink your wine, she won't let you
Make your way across her empire line

What's eating you is a mystery
But go home with her one more time
And you know you'll be history

Watch movies with the lights on
Sit still, keep her tights on
Didn’t you see this one sometime last week?
Go on say something clever
Just accept she will never
Take you higher than her attic room

What's eating you is a mystery
But go home with her one more time
And you know you'll be history

She'll never take you to giddy stratospheres
I’ll confirm your fears
She'll never take you to giddy stratospheres
I’ll confirm your fears

Is she a femme fatale?
That's what she wants you to think
She'll never lead him astray
But it's the best she can do
But is she going away?
No she'll always be here,
Waiting for you
Back here on earth

Your mother, call your mother
Even she's surprised that this is
How you want to spend your nights indoors
You never call too often
What's up, have you forgotten
What it's like to have her on all fours?

What's eating you is a mystery
But go home with her one more time
And you know you'll be history

She'll never take you to giddy stratospheres
I’ll confirm your fears
She'll never take you to giddy stratospheres
I’ll confirm your fears

Is she a femme fatale?
That's what she wants you to think
She'll never lead him astray
But it's the best she can do
But is she going away?
No she'll always be here,
Waiting for you
Back here on earth
There's a train at
The station
It's leaving
This morning
It'll take you
Away from
This girl that's
So boring

Don't turn around just walk away
Don't turn around just walk away
Don't turn around just walk away

She'll never take you to giddy stratospheres
I’ll confirm your fears
She'll never take you to giddy stratospheres
I’ll confirm your fears

Is she a femme fatale?
That's what she wants you to think
She'll never lead him astray
But it's the best she can do
But is she going away?
No she'll always be here,
Waiting for you
Back here on earth


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Giddy Stratospheres song meanings
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  • +2
    General CommentA female friend is telling her male friend that he should leave his girlfriend, because she is boring and a bit stuck-up. Se is kind of excusing him for dumping her because even his mother is 'surprised that this is how you want to spend your nights indoors'. And she is telling him that it's ok to have sexual urges 'have you forgotten, what its like to have her on all fours'. It's a really honest song, when people arent saying 'love her for who she is, forget the sex', she is instead saying 'sex is a huge part of any relationship, and you are entitled to it'. Awesome band
    MissMackon July 23, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentJust as a note, the guitarist writes the lyrics. He's male. I think that's ace that he can write from a female perspective.
    saveourcityon November 20, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentThis song is referencing Hitchcock films which the band are heavily influenced by. Lines such as "here a listening to this dead eye bitch," "She will never take you higher than her attic room," "Your mother call your mother," are all referencing Hitchcock films including Psycho, The Birds and North by Northwest. The use of words such as attic, mother, femme fatale and train are all alluding to key themes in Hitchcock films.
    The song is targeting voyerism and the male obsession of a marketed female image - the male gaze. The band are using these ideas in a satirical way to break open male stereotypes of women.

    Btw Kate and Dorian both write the lyrics to the songs.
    jj_26on September 15, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General CommentArrrgh. I wonder if some people have even listened to a song more than once when they post the 'lyrics' on here. I came to check the second line of the main chorus (thanks Prisoner - it is 'confirm'), and the other, obvious, errors annoyed me so much I ended up registering.

    I mean, what on earth is a 'dead-eye bitch?' Some psycho girl who's adept with a sniper rifle? How would that fit into the song? The word you were looking for is 'dullard'. Also, 'once and timeless week' may sound like a way of saying this week is just like all your other weeks, but it would be terribly inelegant - and more to the point, it's hard to understand how you got those words when 'didn't you see this one some time last week?' clearly fits into the verse so much better.

    Some words in songs may at first be unclear, but when trying to determine what those words are the listener has a lot of contextual information to help, in the form of the other lyrics. It really isn't too much to ask that people use that information, especially on a song like this where most lyrics and their meanings are clear. This isn't Thom Yorke mumbling tangled metaphors a foot away from the microphone, afterall.

    Oh, and I agree with everyone who's said the song isn't purely about sex (though it is of course the most important part) - this girl is 100% boring.

    The correct lyrics are:

    You're pretty, oh so pretty
    Why waste your time just sitting
    Here a-listening to that dullard bitch?
    Do nothing, eat your chocolate,
    Drink your wine, she won't let you
    Make your way across her empire line

    What's eating you is a mystery
    But go home with her one more time
    And you know you'll be history

    Watch movies with the lights on
    Sit still, keep her tights on
    Didn’t you see this one sometime last week?
    Go on say something clever
    Just accept she will never
    Take you higher than her attic room

    What's eating you is a mystery
    But go home with her one more time
    And you know you'll be history

    She'll never take you to giddy stratospheres
    I’ll confirm your fears
    She'll never take you to giddy stratospheres
    I’ll confirm your fears

    Is she a femme fatale?
    That's what she wants you to think
    She'll never lead him astray
    But it's the best she can do
    But is she going away?
    No she'll always be here,
    Waiting for you
    Back here on earth

    Your mother, call your mother
    Even she's surprised that this is
    How you want to spend your nights indoors
    You never call too often
    What's up, have you forgotten
    What it's like to have her on all fours?

    What's eating you is a mystery
    But go home with her one more time
    And you know you'll be history

    She'll never take you to giddy stratospheres
    I’ll confirm your fears
    She'll never take you to giddy stratospheres
    I’ll confirm your fears

    Is she a femme fatale?
    That's what she wants you to think
    She'll never lead him astray
    But it's the best she can do
    But is she going away?
    No she'll always be here,
    Waiting for you
    Back here on earth
    There's a train at
    The station
    It's leaving
    This morning
    It'll take you
    Away from
    This girl that's
    So boring

    Don't turn around just walk away
    Don't turn around just walk away
    Don't turn around just walk away

    She'll never take you to giddy stratospheres
    I’ll confirm your fears
    She'll never take you to giddy stratospheres
    I’ll confirm your fears

    Is she a femme fatale?
    That's what she wants you to think
    She'll never lead him astray
    But it's the best she can do
    But is she going away?
    No she'll always be here,
    Waiting for you
    Back here on earth
    The Baffled Kingon September 26, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is so awsome! how come nobody commented on it yet???
    this guy is in a dead-boring relationship but he probably got used to it and is (maybe) scared to leave his girlfriend as everyone tells him to do

    she will never take you higher than her attic room
    she'll never take you to giddy stratospheres

    such great lines!
    LucyInTheSkyWithRHon June 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis biatch writes such clever lyrics!
    i love the way she makes everything to feel like in the 50s
    stereocaseon August 19, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOn the newer version of this song it goes:
    Watch movies with the lights on, sit still, keep her tights on.
    Didn't you see this one some time last week?

    Fab song. Love love love this band.
    turnstileblueson October 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think where you've got "just act(s) it" it might be just accept it, but I could be wrong.

    I love this band's lyrics!
    tambourine(wo)manon October 16, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentGreat song, but there are a few small errors to this song.

    "to this dead-eye bitch?" - "to the dead-eyed bitch?"

    "do you see this once and timeless week?" - "didn't you see this one some time last week?"

    "that come from your fears!" - "I'll confirm your fears!"
    Prisoner.I.Wason December 04, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is basically just a girl persuading her male friend to leave his girlfriend because she won't put out.
    l0ngdivisionon March 30, 2007   Link

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