"Fright Lined Dining Room" as written by Jean-luc Jacques Michel Drion, Dominique Regiacorte and William Adams....
You thrive on dancing in our laps
Before the more familiar chaps
And oh the curtain leads to fever

We watched a womaniser cry
And in the last sip you and I
Declared we might require a breather

I am the truth true through and I
Can feign excitement fluently
As solid as I can busk shock

With well presented merriment
And I know all too well
I shouldn't break the key off in the lock

And the tumble splits the frame, revealing silk and fit
In the fright lined dining room
Throw a gaze towards them while they feast

The days drag their heels when you're not there to crack the whip
And the weeks wait to burst like a sache of brass

The old pantomime villian follows my coat
And he hides where it hangs and he spies through the slots

And meanwhile in the desert's only costume shop
The cowls hang and wait to rot away the identities of the willing

Drowned bags of sugar in the night
Rocketing shuttered doors despite
The shop not opening for hours

You can itch, flap, and whistle
And try to avoid the talk
As I scribbled over drivel you were snoring, showing off

The tumble splits the frame, revealing silk and fit
In the fright lined dining room
Throw a gaze towards them while they feast


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"Fright Lined Dinning Room" as written by Fernando Garibay Calvin Broadus

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    My InterpretationThese are the lyrics up on the official site:

    You thrive on dancing in our laps before the more familiar chaps who know the curtain leads to fever
    We watched a womanizer cry and in the last sip you and I declared we might require a breather
    I am a truth's true truant and I can feign excitement fluently as solidly as I can busk shock.
    With well presented merriment and I know all too well I shouldn't break the key off in the lock

    The tumble splits the frame revealing silk and fits
    in the fright lined dining room throw a gaze towards them while they feast

    The days drag their heels when you're not there to crack the whip
    And the weeks wait to burst like a sachet of brats
    The old pantomime villain follows my coat and he hides where it hangs and he spies through the slats
    And meanwhile in the desert's only costume shop the cowls hang and wait to rot away the identities of the willing
    I'm back to sugar in the night, rocketing shutter doors despite the shop not opening for hours
    You can itch, flap and whistle.
    Try to avoid the tock
    as I scribbled over drivel you were snoring, showing off.

    The tumble splits the frame revealing silk and fits in the fright lined dining room
    throw a gaze towards them while they feast.
    cora_reynoldson January 02, 2010   Link
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    General CommentGreat song off their new single shows real progression in songwriting abilities a bit too fast paced for humbug though i think
    qnzman989on November 19, 2009   Link
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    General CommentI have absolutely no clue what this song is about :D
    WPSIATWINon December 27, 2009   Link
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    General CommentWhat is it about? I really dont understand, tho I like Alex' voice and the thunes in it
    farfromniceon August 03, 2010   Link
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    General Commenttune* sorry for being illiterate :)
    farfromniceon August 03, 2010   Link
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    General CommentThis is one of the hardest songs for me to figure out. I can't get all the references. The general idea seems to be about him being in Joshua Tree writing the album and going to a strip club -- he talks of his boredom there, missing his girlfriend, and his insomnia.

    belledujouron October 17, 2010   Link
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    General CommentIt's about robin hood and his merrymen!!
    EzioAson November 02, 2010   Link
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    General Commenttheme of prostitute/whore?
    the curtain leads to fever (stds...)

    "And I know all too well I shouldn't break the key off in the lock"
    don't want to impregnate this kind of girl...

    many connotative sexual innuendoes..

    woooaahon May 08, 2011   Link
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    General CommentEve'ry time i listen to it, I get the tingles!
    charliepop500on October 04, 2011   Link

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