When you leave us through the patient doors
That rattle in you ear will be the sound of our applause
raptuous, considered and due.
Oh the nasty laughter and desperate smirks
are tangled in the boredom where out brittle kisses lurk
well how can i believe you, when you can't believe your luck

and the shardes of past attraction lie visible
but shy and blunt and weak and worn
away by whining in the emery paper voice you use to speak

oh the shardes of past attraction lie visible
but shy and blunt and weak and worn
away by whining in the emery paper voice you use to speak

in the trap
you only want to be the first to laugh
you only want to be the first in the sandtrap
you only want to be the first to laugh

and your climbing holes and cinder claws
ring out the the ? all towards

Farwell, Farewell Farewell


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    General Commentraptuous isnt a word.

    rapturous
    adj. Filled with great joy or rapture; ecstatic
    doddsyboy99on November 27, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"emery paper voice you use to speak"

    "you only want to be the first to laugh
    you only want to be the first in the sandtrap"

    really good lyrics also great music.. this song is amazing!!
    Vinsanityon December 24, 2007   Link
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    General Comment"ring out like the ... that you sent us all towards"
    sounds like calanche but sadly thats not a word..
    StartTheDanceon December 24, 2007   Link
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    General Comment'Ring out like the clatch that yer sent us all towards'

    maybee?
    ,tAn-xon January 17, 2008   Link
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    General Commentthat lyric you can't work out... it sounds to me something like "and you climb in holes and sink the claws; ring out like that clash as you send us of to war"
    gbourason March 09, 2008   Link
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    General Commentoh, and the meaning... I think it's from he viewpoint of an arctic monkeys fan whose just grown tired of the band. "and the shardes of past attraction lie visible but shy and blunt and weak and worn away by whining in the emery paper voice you ue to speak"... that basically means "I used to like this band but they're starting to annoy me now". The "weak and worn away by whining in the emery paper voice you use to speak" part is a reference to alex's yorkshire accent - the narrator found that annoying and ground away his appreciation of the band.
    gbourason March 09, 2008   Link

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