"The Warning" as written by Winston Bowen, Michael Taylor, Paul Crossdale and Dean Fraser....
Excuse me sir, I'm lost I'm looking for a place where I can get lost
I'm looking for a home for my malfunctioning being
I'm looking for the mechanical music museum

This is a warning I'll spell it out for you, for you
This is a warning I'll spell it out for you

Excuse me miss I'm a dog on heat
I'm a complicated being with love songs to beat
I'm a problem solving baby who could march all night
I'm a mechanical music man and I'm starting a fire

Hot Chip with break your legs, snap off your head
Hot Chip will put you down, under the ground

Excuse me child, I am trying to see all the colors and wonder your brightness can be
Return to nothingness and joy just might be right
But prepare yourself for a mechanical fright

This is a warning I'll spell it out for you, for you
This is a warning I'll spell it out for you, for you

Hot chip will break your legs, snap off your head
Hot chip will put you down, under the ground
Hot chip will break your legs, snap off your head
Hot chip will put you down, under the ground

Excuse me son, I'm found I'm looking for a place where I was once found
There's nothing in a world where the melody is broken
There's always some way to make the silence be spoken

Hot chip will break your legs, snap off your head
Hot chip will put you down, under the ground
Hot chip will break your legs snap, off your head
Hot chip will put you down, under the ground


Lyrics submitted by gorgeousxdisaster

"The Warning" as written by Alexis Benjamin Taylor Joseph Goddard

Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.

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  • +2
    General Commenti think this song is about growing up.

    "excuse me, sir..."
    most younger people are lost in who they are.

    "excuse me, miss..."
    looking for love.

    "excuse me, child..."
    adulthood and missing childhood.

    "excuse me, son..."
    the same as above.
    danielle76on February 16, 2008   Link
  • +1
    General Commenti do like this song
    i like the line 'hot chip will break your legs' its kind of contradictory with all the tinkly mellow music in the background

    that mite be just me being stupid tho
    bloc_party15on October 08, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI love this song. It's the only Hot Chip tune I can listen too. It's so laid back and even though the chorus shows a more sinister meaning, the verses are just fun to sing and listen to.
    ZeroNumberon December 28, 2006   Link
  • +1
    General Commentdoes anyone agree with me when i say it sounds very postal serviceey?
    LittleBunnyFooFooon February 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthot chip will break your legs.
    snap off your head.

    i love that part.

    love the song.
    slinkstersarson January 20, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdoes anyone agree with me when i say it sounds very postal serviceey?
    LittleBunnyFooFooon February 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNO
    mally1on February 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentstill one of their best danceable songs
    imab&sbookwormon May 16, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI like Hot Chip, but they are nothing compared to the Postal Service.
    TooCynicalForLoveon August 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI like Hot Chip, but they are nothing compared to the Postal Service.
    TooCynicalForLoveon August 14, 2007   Link

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