"Plastic Tramp" as written by and Alex Turner....
He looks as if he hasn't slept
His hair is purposely unkept
And then he know his people wept
When you crafted your plan

Shadows underneath the eyes
And everywhere the bastard lies
My lack of proof is your disguise
You won't remember me

There's nothing really I can say
But sorry mate and walk away
I could be wrong unless you play your game

This world is full of most unkind
And horrible is redefined
I can't imagine that you'd mind at all

You're lying again, you're conscience in your friend
And the only thing you're sorting out is your imagination
Lying again, your conscience in your friend
And the only thing you're sorting out is your imagination

Is he really on the street?
Desperation or deceit?
And what he's wearing on his feet
Won't solve our mystery

And I am baffled by
How you stand there, soaking it in
And do you hide your identity
Where you hide your grin? Better hide your grin

Shadows underneath the eyes
Everywhere the bastard lies
My lack of proof is your disguise
You won't remember me

There's nothing really I can say
But sorry mate and walk away
I could be wrong unless you play your game

This world is full of most unkind
And horrible is redefined
I can't imagine that you'd mind at all

You're lying again, your conscience in your friend
And the only thing you're sorting out is your imagination
Lying again, conscience in your friend
And the only thing you're sorting out is your imagination



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"Plastic Tramp" as written by Alex Turner

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    General Commentlol i just got the studio verison of this and have to say i got the lyrics abit wrong 8-)

    if only i could still edit :-(
    ,tAn-xon July 06, 2007   Link
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    General Commentactual tune
    doddsyboy99on July 16, 2007   Link
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    General Commentlistening to it on the music myspace page right now :D
    its jfgdfjklf

    AWSOME!!!
    alex STOCKon August 01, 2007   Link
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    General Commentfantastic song. always loved it. off the top of me head, i'd say it's about them tramps yasee on the street but yu dont trust them because infact they probably have a house and loads of material [plastic] tramp.

    plastic could also refer to how they're fake...
    matt4don December 22, 2007   Link
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    General CommentThis song is about homeless people who actually have homes. Plastic meaning fake.

    And he's annoyed at how people actually beieve it:
    "and i am baffled by how you stand there, soaking it in"

    Saying that SOME people on the streets are just fake, and make it all up, etc etc

    Love the intro for this ;)
    LizzIKLEZon December 23, 2007   Link
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    General Commentlove this tune
    but
    does anyone else think that
    "your imagination"
    sound a lot like the original Charlie and the Chocolate Factory
    when Willy Wonka sings
    "pure imagination"
    just in a lower octave??
    i dunno it just reminded me a lot of it
    xx
    luvinthearcticmon April 05, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI may be wrong, but, here is what i think the song 'may' be about/mean:

    - Someone who is fake - ''plastic''.
    - Someone who sits in there house/room all day - ''He looks as if he hasnt slept, his hair is purposely unkept; The shadows underneath the eyes''.
    - But lies and says he's 'been out' - ''Is he really on the street; everywhere the bastard lies''.
    - But because he has no friends, cause he is always 'indoors', the person cant tell if he is liying - ''My lack of Proof is your disguise''.
    - ''I could be wrong unless you play your game'' - He is liyin/ playing a game, so he deceivs him. ;s
    - ''what he's wearing on his feet won't solve our mystery'' like, looking at what he is wering on his feet aint gonna help to prove he is a liying bastard ;s
    ... i aint quiet worked out that final bit ;s
    .. but hopefully you get my drift. :S

    Well any thats what i think its about
    MisterMcLovinon August 07, 2008   Link
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    General Commentlove this tune!

    Anyways, for me, i think its about just some
    scumbag, shady character who kepps on using
    and abusing people, among other things...
    Thus, "horrible is redefined"

    that's my opinion at the mo
    MuisicallyJennyon December 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI think it's : your conscious ain't your friend
    :)
    teddypicker22on April 21, 2009   Link
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    General CommentThe people who say this is about a fake tramp are totally right.
    I think “This world is cruel and most unkind, and horrible is redefined” refers to the fact that, as if the world weren’t cruel enough, horrible is redefined when this guy who actually does have a home stands around asking for money when there really are people who are much worse off than him.

    “the only thing you’re sobbing out is your imagination” His sob story is all a fake, the typical story of ‘I need the money to feed my kids’ is all made up.

    “Is he really on the street, desperation or deceit and what he's wearing on his feet won't solve our mystery” Is he really desperate or just tricking people? His shoes are crap enough to look like they could belong to a beggar but not necessarily.

    “and i am baffled by how you stand there, soaking it in
    and do you hide your identity where you hide your grin, better hide your grin”
    He stands there soaking in everyone’s sympathy, people feeling sorry for him and giving him money. But on the inside, his true self is laughing away at those suckers that really fall for the act, his identity is well hidden along with his grin, behind a façade of grief and misery.
    Oh_Seriouslyon May 24, 2009   Link

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