He's coming to your party
He's walking up your drive
And he's swinging all his keys round
He's seen you with your top off
He already knows your boyfriend retain your introductions
That cumbersome protagonist
The pips in your quince
The eye behind the spyhole
The itch you can't itch in your ear
And the knock that shattered your packet of peppermints

There's poison in his spit
He'll compliment your tits
And leave you to your wits
Convincingly insisting the tyres were bald when you gave him the car
Still coming to your party
Still walking up your drive
And still swinging all his keys round on his finger
As a pendulum to un nerve

And then there's you
You've changed
I approach you like you were the same
But soon it was apparant a new name was required
New lips went and fired accomplishments at me
While I'm captivated by your magazine skin
The tint on your limbs is obscures to begin
And you know full well
That anyone who says that
They don't prefer the sequel
Will still be swinging on themselves tonight

Lyrics submitted by didier12

Sketchead song meanings
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  • +1
    General Commenti think its 'cumbersome' protagonist, not 'cunts a ' protagonist lol

    lew0557on September 15, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentInsane track!

    And not every song has to be a drug related story...

    Its a song about a guy whos a douche and theres no deeper meaning behind it.

    "getting sketched" means to be tricked, fooled or to be played by someone, and thats what the guy is doing at the party =D

    "They are behind the spoil" = "The eye behind the spyhole" =P

    Sekundes13on January 17, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwithout analyzing the whole song and just analyzing the song title - sketchead seems to be the sketch head, just today i've watched the results of lsd experiment, where the man has been given some acid and in some periods of time he was painting the sketch head to let scientists understand what's going on with his mind
    EGOREon August 26, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentsketchead is a total deutsche bag
    BornIndieon September 10, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenthaha, awesome song...probably the best on humbug. which kinda sucks, i was really looking forward to the album. if only all the songs on Humbug were like this. Alex seems to be holding back his vocals on the whole album. Too subdued for the Arctic Monkeys. but this song is halarious and more like them. "He already knows your boyfriend retain your introductions"=hilarious
    dannyk542on September 29, 2009   Link
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    General CommentHaha. Saw them live last night was a great show. Anyways, before they played the song, Alex Turner said something along the lines of: "This next song is about a man. A man that if you see him coming at a party, your hands start to feel oily and you can hear him walking toward you like it's the sound of galloping hooves."
    FireSpikeon October 04, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI believe that "They are behind the spoil" should be "The eye behind the spyhole"
    itscoolagainon February 16, 2010   Link
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    General Comment"He'll compliment your tits, and leave you to your wits" XD This song has brilliant lyrics.
    spiderdomon April 18, 2010   Link

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