"Tie Me Up With Jackets" as written by Mary Kate Geraghty, James Patrick Fox, Thomas William Ryan and Adrian Paul Mullan....
Same goes for you: I like my meatballs in a dish
And I like other people, too.
As the saying goes, I'm pretty miffed.
But I'd love to see you in the nude...

With overcoats toed around your head,
Japanese children in your bed
And then she looked at me and said,
"I don't like Simple Kid."
Holding hands with Elouise,
Taking smoke breaks as you please,
You've got a lot of fancy toys
Christmas jumpers, lovely noise.

(Lovely noise) lovely noise
Lovely noise that makes you love me.
(Lovely noise) lovely noise
Lovely noise that makes you love me,
(Lovely noise) lovely noise
Lovely noise that makes you love me.
(Lovely noise) lovely noise
Lovely noise that makes you love me.

And I can't compete with all you talk about,
You're so informed.
Yet you talk just like a lout, you say
You own a tank just like you're selling perfume.
Like a brand-nknew scent for modern man,
Invented by cartoons.

So tie me up with jackets,
Infumigate my room
It smells like socks and tastes like Apple Schnapps,
But you can live there too.
And we'll play
(Lovely noise) lovely noise
Lovely noise that makes you love me.
(Lovely noise) lovely noise
Lovely noise that makes you love me,
(Lovely noise) lovely noise
Lovely noise that makes you love me.
(Lovely noise) lovely noise
Lovely noise that makes you love me.

Cha! Cha! Cha! Cha!
Chimps don't like bats!
Cha! Cha! Cha! Cha!
Chimps don't like bats!
Cha! Cha! Cha! Cha!
Chimps don't like bats!
Cha! Cha! Cha! Cha!
Chimps don't like bats!


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    My InterpretationAwesome song :D

    I think it's about being drunk, or high, and she's singing about how she's feeling. I think this because to be honest the lyrics are uttter nonsense and that's what the world seems like when you're intoxicated.
    Or maybe she's just mad. :P
    iNTiMACYon February 12, 2009   Link
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    General Commentlove this band, went to see them on sunday in belfast & they're all as dead on as you'd imagine. i get the impression it's about two people who like each other; & all the random things each one likes and their colourful flaws almost spills over into reality when you think about them?

    the part after the first chorus is "you say 'yo la tengo' like you're selling perfume"
    death&nightingaleson February 18, 2009   Link
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    General CommentHuh, I always though the end line was "Just don't like Bats", as in they agree on all these things and she's so enamored with him that liking bats would be the only thing he could do wrong. Which is especially amusing as there's a band from Dublin called Bats who were the other big hyped Irish band when they started out.

    But on listening back to it, it's quite obviously chimps don't like bats :(
    TungskaButterflyon April 05, 2009   Link
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    General Comment"Lovely noise that makes you love me." ? I thought it was "Lovely noise - it means she loves me" and "Chimps don't like bats!" - "Chicks don't like THAT"
    ok, fuuucking great..the whole meaning of this song is officially ruined to me ;(
    ah.yes.please.on April 10, 2009   Link
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    General Commentswear to god it is chicks dont like that

    but but but not a clue what its about been trying to read it forever
    davemateon April 20, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI'm pretty sure the ending is...
    "Chimps don't like baths"
    Emeelkaon January 04, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI like to think is says "faux fur coats" instead of "overcoats".
    demosthenesishon June 02, 2014   Link

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