"Evil Twin" as written by and Alex Turner....
You've never met before
But still she greets you like a long lost rock and roll
She's definitely one of those
Where you go wherever she goes

Oh my body and my mind
Both start talking at the exact same time
Try'na think of ways to make her mine
But they're difficult to find

It's not what I need
No, your love's not what I need
So don't give it to me

And she said: 'Oh, well I knew this will sound cold
But I really have to go
Oh it's not that I'm not free
There's nowhere I need to be
It's just your love's not what I need
So don't give it to me'

It's not what I need
No, your love's not what I need
So don't give it to me

She said: I baby I can never leave you
How can I believe you when you can't believe your luck
No point sticking to the plan when it's going slow

It's more a hunger than a thirst
You'll break it out the second time
Before you know about the first
Looks well-equipped to leave you in the lurch
But you'll let her do her worst

And it's not hard to tell
It's obvious the other angels faces fell
When she told them that she had to go
Traded her wings and overcoat for something colorful

(Tha knows)


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"Evil Twin" as written by Alex Turner

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    General CommentGreat song. Heard it for the first time today via Facebook. Love the band, too.
    ComeOnEileenon October 28, 2011   Link
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    General CommentAmazing for a B-side - needs its own EP haha
    Jreece7on October 29, 2011   Link
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    General CommentAmazing for a B-side - needs its own EP haha
    Jreece7on October 29, 2011   Link
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    General CommentI stumbled across this song by accident and I'm so glad! They seem to have taken the Oasis route with this song and put one of the best songs in the album as a B Side.

    You've never met before
    But still she greets you like a long lost rock and roll
    She's definitely one of those
    Where you go wherever she goes
    The woman is friendly and charismatic and he knows that he's going to be obsessed and fall in love.

    Oh my body and my mind
    Both start talking at the exact same time
    Try'na think of ways to make her mine
    But they're difficult to find
    His "mind" is probably saying that this is a stupid thing to do whilst his "body" is saying that he really wants her.

    It's not what I need
    No, your love's not what I need
    So don't give it to me
    I think this is from her point of view, she's telling him not to fall in love with her because that's not what she wants. Greeting him "like a long lost Rock N Roll" implies that she's interested in his name or talent but doesn't want his love.

    And she said: 'Oh, well I knew this will sound cold
    But I really have to go
    Oh it's not that I'm not free
    There's nowhere I need to be
    It's just your love's not what I need
    So don't give it to me'
    This seems to back up the chorus, she doesn't want him really. I think they've just slept together and she leaves because she's not interested anymore and she doesn't want him to love her or to spend time with him

    She said: I baby I can never leave you
    How can I believe you when you can't believe your luck
    No point sticking to the plan when it's going slow
    I think "baby I can never leave you" should be in quotation marks, she's quoting him telling her he can never leave. She then replies that she doesn't believe him because he's so amazed at being near her, he "can't believe [his] luck". The "plan" he should be sticking to is the plan of how to "make her [his]". He wants to be in a relationship with her but she's telling him this "plan" isn't going to work

    It's more a hunger than a thirst
    You'll break it out the second time
    Before you know about the first
    Looks well-equipped to leave you in the lurch
    But you'll let her do her worst
    I reckon this verse is just sexual, the Arctics hardly shy away from sexual themes

    And it's not hard to tell
    It's obvious the other angels faces fell
    When she told them that she had to go
    Traded her wings and overcoat for something colorful
    The "other angels' faces" confuses me. From "other" I'd assume these are other women, she's decided she doesn't want to be an "angel", perhaps she's going to be a devil? She's not going to be well-behaved and good anymore. May I also point out that as a Brit, Alex isn't going to write "colorful" it's going to have a U in there.
    KinkyDoxon May 03, 2013   Link

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