"What If You Were Right the First Time?" as written by and Alex Turner....
Betwixt and between the fantasy dream and the fear
Do you wonder where she is this afternoon?
And does it get on your nerves, make it slightly perturbed
That there's things that you don't know about her
And even the places that she's never been with you
Seem awful empty without her

You can look into those eyes
Down no telephone line
What if you were right the first time?

You can look into those eyes
Down no telephone line
What if you were right the first time?

Betwixt and between the fantasy dream and the fear
Do you wonder where she is this afternoon?
And with the needle in groove, is there all to prove
And tell me are your feet still tapping?
I know there's a first for a trip over the water
What is the worst that could happen?

You can look into those eyes
Down no telephone line
What if you were right the first time?


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"What If You Were Right the First Time?" as written by Alex Turner

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    General CommentI love this song, shoulda been on the album with Temptation...

    The meaning is basically about Alex having uncertainty about a girl, not knowing where she is or what she's up to, and thinking she's off having a better time without him...the first line is "betwixt and between", also the third line of the bridge is "is there owt (anything) to prove" and i heard the last line as "what is the worst that could happen"

    I love the way the last three lines are sung. Man I love this band.
    noisecaton April 24, 2007   Link
  • +1
    General Commentthe first line should be "betwixt and between", and it should be "is there owt (northern slang for anything) to prove" instead of "all to prove".
    gabjoppon December 09, 2007   Link
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    General Commentsounds brilliant, ill try and find it(Y)
    ive felt like this enough times before so i know exactly what he means and i can relate to it...
    great(Y)
    plastersonmyhand..?on May 27, 2007   Link
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    General Commentturner's vocals are especially amazing in this one.

    i think it's about him on tour (prolly overseas) without his girl and faces separation anxiety (i know theres a first for the trip over the water was this the worst that could happen?). he wants to look into her eyes when they speak not through the impersonal phone convos (you can't look into those eyes down no telephone line). basically, he still misses her ;wonders what shes doing when he's away/ they're apart (d'you wonder where she is this afternoon?). i may be way off but i think the "fantastic dream" is the band and the "tricks" are deterrences that get in the way.

    but i'm still a little shady on what the first time means/ is. very mischievous great song though.
    nocturnal activityon September 19, 2007   Link

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