We've come, come, to chameleon
In your pubs, clubs
Nah, we don't want no trouble
Sit down Nick, Nick,
I'm dirty from my week
Just wanna blend in
And if you wanna find us then

We're gonna run run run all ten blocks
We're gonna run run run to the tube stop
Just try to pull, pull, girls talking on their cells
Saying, "Boys, cowboys, keep your gene pool to yourselves"
Gotta run run run all ten blocks
We gotta run run run to the tomb stop

They wanna know:
Who let the Yankees in the chip shop?
Who let the Yankees in the chip shop?
I gotta go, go!
Go, go!

Now everyone say 'hey!'
(Hey!)
And say it like you mean it
'Cause it doesn't mean a thing
So it's easier to scream it
Say 'hey!'
(Hey!)
Say 'hey!'
(Hey!)
Now say, 'Oakland is never more Oakland
That when you're lost in London'
Say 'Get, get, get our order up
We gotta get get get greased to sober up'

Now everyone say 'hey!'
(Hey!)
And say it like you mean it
'Cause it doesn't mean a thing
So it's easier to scream it
Say 'hey!'
(Hey!)
Say 'hey!'
(Hey!)
Say 'hey!'
(Hey!)
Say 'hey!'
(Hey!)

Now say 'get, get, get our order up
We gotta get get get greased to sober up'
They wanna know:
Who let the Yankees in the chip shop?
Who let the Yankees in the chip shop?
They wanna know, oh:
Who let the Yankees in the chip shop?
Who let the Yankees in the chip shop?
We gotta go, go!
Go, go, gooooo!

Who let the Yankees in the chip shop?
Who let the Yankees in the chip shop?
They wanna know, oh:
Who let the Yankees in the chip shop?
Who let the Yankees in the chip shop?

Fuck, we gotta go


Lyrics submitted by shrodes, edited by CrisMusic

Yankee In A Chip Shop song meanings
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    General Commenti dont think this song needs a whole lot of deciefering, but we shall disect it anyays...

    We've come come to chameleon
    In your pubs/clubs
    [were trying to fit in]

    Now we don't want no trouble
    So don't nick nick my derby from my wig
    [??]
    Just want to blend it
    [duh]

    And if you want to fight us then
    We're gonna run run run all ten blocks
    We're gonna run run run to the tube stop
    [tube stop is a sub way]

    Just trying to pull pull girls talking on their cells
    Saying "Boys/cowboys keep your gene pool to yourselves"
    [haHAha if you know what a gene pool is (which we all should) then you get it...]

    They wanna know
    Who let the Yankees in the chip shop?
    They wanna know, ho
    Who let the Yankees in the chip shop?
    We gotta go go
    [Chip Shop= fast food]
    [yankees= americans]

    Everyone say "Hey" and say it like you mean it
    'Cause it doesn't mean a thing
    So it's easier to scream it
    Now say Oakland in never more Oakland
    Than when you're lost in London
    [screw oakland, hello london]

    Say get get get our order up
    We gotta get get grease to sober up
    [no deciefering needed]

    if anyone disagrees, feel free to argue. this is mostly opinion. songmeanings.net is mostly about opinions anyways
    ETFCrashandBurnon March 22, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSeems like The Matches had themselves one HELL of a good time on their UK tour!
    By the way...it's a "tube stop" aka: the London subway, not a TOMB stop, which makes no sense! :)
    But after A Band In Hope drops, London will be BEGGING these Yankees to hang out in ALL their shops.
    tucsonsubon February 16, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHaha, you've got me sorted eh? This is really the first Matches album I've got into, and admittedly the lyrics aren't well heard by me. If you give corrections I'll edit them all.
    shrodeson February 16, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOK! My fave change will be "...keep your GENE POOL to yourselves."
    Which makes it clearer why the heck they want The Matches out of their chip shop, huh? LOL
    :)
    ---Linda
    tucsonsubon February 18, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentkeep your gene pool to yourselves

    haHAha greaat line

    This song is being made into a musiq video anyways

    they were on the cover of AP magazine.
    ETFCrashandBurnon March 09, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhen i saw the matches last night they played this song, Shawn said he wrote it when they was last in the UK, assuming the Biffy Clyro tour. Its about how us English people are alot 'arder than Americans apparently haha.
    biffy_hayleyon March 12, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti absolutely love this song. not totally how to decipher the lyrics though.
    AMTILTSTHEMATCHESon March 13, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe correct lyrics are:

    We've come come to chameleon
    In your pubs/clubs
    Now we don't want no trouble
    So don't nick nick my derby from my wig
    Just want to blend it
    And if you want to fight us then
    We're gonna run run run all ten blocks
    We're gonna run run run to the tube stop
    Just trying to pull pull girls talking on their cells
    Saying "Boys/cowboys keep your gene pool to yourselves"
    They wanna know
    Who let the Yankees in the chip shop?
    They wanna know, ho
    Who let the Yankees in the chip shop?
    We gotta go go
    Everyone say "Hey" and say it like you mean it
    'Cause it doesn't mean a thing
    So it's easier to scream it
    Now say Oakland in never more Oakland
    Than when you're lost in London
    Say get get get our order up
    We gotta get get grease to sober up

    Straight outta the album booklet, so you can't argue with em.
    matty337on March 17, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhoops, meant to say "Just want to blend in" not "it"
    Also just realized that there's a report thread in the forums for this stuff, so apologies to the mods.
    matty337on March 17, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentPretty sure they didn't write this on tour with Biffy Clyro as they played this when I saw them on said tour. Then again, I went to the last show of the tour so they might have written it during the tour and played it on the last night.
    Lewis88on March 24, 2008   Link

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