"The Afternoon's Hat" as written by and Alex Turner....
Made me kiss ya' with a whisper
And violently you swung, through unfamiliar tongue
Couldn't listen to tradition, grabbed me by the wrist to silently insist

And when I'm in the confines of crawling walls, you hold me in place
The ripples on the ceiling the avenues, unsugared taste
Waste away the evening, the afternoon, the afternoon's hat
Together we'll find something to direct some laughter at

You stood shirtless and confident
Listenin' to the fools, tickling the rules
Their obsessions follow patterns
Sat upon their stools, with their attitudes

And when I'm in the confines of crawling walls, you hold me in place
The ripples on the ceiling the avenues, unsugared taste
Waste away the evening, the afternoon, the afternoon's hat
Together we'll find something to direct some laughter at

When I'm in the confines of crawling walls, you hold me in place
The ripples on the ceiling the avenues, unsugared taste
Waste away the evening, the afternoon, the afternoon's hat
Together we'll find something to direct some laughter at.


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"Afternoon's Hat" as written by Alex Turner

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    General CommentCan't believe this was left off the album, one of their best B-sides and thats saying a lot. Seems to be a love story of some sort.
    lingeronon May 17, 2010   Link
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    My InterpretationThis song has a sort of abstruse lyric. But it seems to talk about a relationship with a prositute, maybe a stripper.

    We can see by the third strophe, where Alex sings something about someone taking off clothes/shirt(for money: prostitution) and not giving a shit about it.

    When the song tell us about the avenues, it would be representing what would be her "workplace"

    The "ripples on the ceilling" would probably mean a hectic sex, but it only makes sense to me when "waste away the evening" means ''overnight love''.

    Also, "the unsugared taste" could be referred to the "avenues", a place the ''male lover'' repudiates.

    The Afternoon's Hat itselfs seems to me as a way to call hidden sex.
    Goyleon March 22, 2013   Link
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    My OpinionFuck!!! Greatest Monkeys song besides Secret Door. I'll fight anyone who disagrees. Always made me think of a "it's us against the world" type of relationship.
    KatSmellson January 22, 2014   Link

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