"R U Mine?" as written by Alex Turner and Nick O'malley....
I'm a puppet on a string
Tracy island, time-traveling diamond
Could a shaped heartaches
Come to find ya fall in some velvet morning

Years too late
She's a silver lining lone ranger riding
Through an open space
In my mind when she's not right there beside me

I go crazy 'cause here isn't where I wanna be
And satisfaction feels like a distant memory
And I can't help myself
All I wanna hear her say is are you mine?

Are you mine?
Are you mine?
Are you mine?

I guess what I'm trying to say is I need the deep end
Keep imagining meeting, wished away entire lifetimes
Unfair we're not somewhere misbehaving for days
Great escape lost track of time and space
She's a silver lining climbing on my desire

And I go crazy 'cause here isn't where I wanna be
And satisfaction feels like a distant memory
And I can't help myself
All I wanna hear her say is are you mine?

Are you mine?
Are you mine?
Are you mine?

And the thrill of the chase moves in mysterious ways
So in case I'm mistaken
I just wanna hear you say you got me baby
Are you mine?

She's a silver lining lone ranger riding through an open space
In my mind when she's not right there beside me
And I go crazy cause here isn't where I wanna be
And satisfaction feels like a distant memory

And I can't help myself
All I wanna hear her say is are you mine?
Well are you mine? (are you mine tomorrow?)
Are you mine? (or just mine tonight?)
Are you mine? (are you mine tomorrow?)
(Or just mine tonight?)


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"R U Mine?" as written by Alex Turner, Nick O'malley

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  • +5
    General CommentAlex wrote this song about me.
    whateverpeoplesayiamon March 21, 2012   Link
  • +3
    Lyric CorrectionI'm a puppet on a string
    Tracy Island, time-traveling
    Diamond cutter shaped heartaches
    Come to find ya four in some velvet morning
    Years too late
    She’s a silver lining lone ranger riding
    Through an open space
    In my mind when she’s not right there beside me

    I go crazy 'cause here isn’t where I wanna be
    And satisfaction feels like a distant memory
    And I can’t help myself,
    All I wanna hear her say is “Are you mine?”

    Well, are you mine?
    Are you mine?
    Are you mine?

    I guess what I’m trying to say is I need the deep end
    Keep imagining meeting, wished away entire lifetimes
    Unfair we’re not somewhere misbehaving for days
    Great escape lost track of time and space
    She’s a silver lining climbing on my desire

    And I go crazy cause here isn’t where I wanna be
    And satisfaction feels like a distant memory
    And I can’t help myself,
    All I wanna hear her say is “Are you mine?”

    Well, are you mine?
    (Are you mine tomorrow?)
    Are you mine?
    (Or just mine tonight?)
    Are you mine?
    (Are you mine?)

    And the thrill of the chase moves in mysterious ways
    So in case I’m mistaken,
    I just wanna hear you say "you got me baby"
    Are you mine?

    She’s a silver lining lone ranger riding through an open space
    In my mind when she’s not right there beside me
    I go crazy cause here isn’t where I wanna be

    And satisfaction feels like a distant memory
    And I can’t help myself,
    All I wanna hear her say is “Are you mine?”

    Well, are you mine?
    (Are you mine tomorrow?)
    Are you mine?
    (Or just mine tonight?)
    Are you mine?
    (Are you mine tomorrow or just mine tonight?)
    Jackster22on April 01, 2012   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThey came out of nowhere with this and I just can't express my love. Such a great song. Catchy, brilliant, classic.

    As for what it's about...

    I think it spawned from Alex's on and offs with Alexa Chung not too long ago. Just the push and pull she seemed to have with him, obviously due to her attractiveness, but I love that he's not with her anymore. I think this time alone could really do Alex some good and maybe veer him a little more toward where he wants to be.
    EvilDEAD326on February 27, 2012   Link
  • +2
    General CommentDefinately about the off and ons of him and Alexa Chung. Really clever song about just being driven crazy by game playing.

    I'm a puppet on a string
    Tracy Island, time-traveling
    Diamond cutter shaped heartaches
    Come to find ya four in some velvet morning
    Years too late
    She’s a silver lining lone ranger riding
    Through an open space
    In my mind when she’s not right there beside me

    (First line: him describing how much she controls him as if hes just her puppet.
    Second: I think its just him trying to say how all over the place he is
    Third: great line, bascially saying descrbing his heart aches to being cut by diamond emphisising the pain as well as diamond being a connataion of beauty, maybe she wears diamonds and it reminds him of her.
    Fourth/fifth: Saying she's pefect and then saying how lonely he is, how far away she is.
    Sixth: rounding off the previous line by saying how crazy it makes him when shes not right there)

    I go crazy 'cause here isn’t where I wanna be
    And satisfaction feels like a distant memory
    And I can’t help myself,
    All I wanna hear her say is “Are you mine?”
    Well, are you mine?
    Are you mine?
    Are you mine?

    (First line: In a litteral and nonlitteral sense, like he doesn't want to be anywhere shes not so he goes crazy whenever he's not in the place she is and its where he doesn't want to be and in the way that he doesn't want to be in the position they are right now always playing games and not knowing where they stand.
    Second: speaks for itself, great line just saying how he's never fully satisfied like when he properly had her.
    Third: he can't keep the games together anymore, he can't keep just playing it cool
    Fourth: he wants her to be driven crazy too and just ask if he's hers instead of keeping playing games
    Fifth/sixth/seventh: him keeping wanting to ask her

    I guess what I’m trying to say is I need the deep end
    Keep imagining meeting, wished away entire lifetimes
    Unfair we’re not somewhere misbehaving for days
    Great escape lost track of time and space
    She’s a silver lining climbing on my desire

    (First: He's trying to calm down and put it in a more laid back way to save face saying he just needs to know and have it all or none instead of being so open like he just was.
    Second: He spends his whole life imagining getting to be with her and meeting her now and he's wishing away his lifetime by spending his whole life wishing.
    Third: He just wants to be back to how they were when all they'd do is stay together and "misbehave"
    Fourth: nothing else mattered to them, they just escaped from the rest of the world and time was endless
    Fifth: calling her perfect again and knowing she's all he wants)


    And I go crazy cause here isn’t where I wanna be
    And satisfaction feels like a distant memory
    And I can’t help myself,
    All I wanna hear her say is “Are you mine?”

    Well, are you mine?
    (Are you mine tomorrow?)
    Are you mine?
    (Or just mine tonight?)
    Are you mine?
    (Are you mine?)

    (This whole bit is just saying how he thinks the fact their together tonight is just so she can have a bit of fun and he's asking will you actually stay with me past tonight)

    And the thrill of the chase moves in mysterious ways
    So in case I’m mistaken,
    I just wanna hear you say "you got me baby"
    Are you mine?

    (First line: speaks for itself, brilliant line.
    Second line: him thinking what if it is all actually in his head and he's mistaken.
    Third/fourth: speak for thereselfs again.

    She’s a silver lining lone ranger riding through an open space
    In my mind when she’s not right there beside me
    I go crazy cause here isn’t where I wanna be

    And satisfaction feels like a distant memory
    And I can’t help myself,
    All I wanna hear her say is “Are you mine?”

    Well, are you mine?
    (Are you mine tomorrow?)
    Are you mine?
    (Or just mine tonight?)
    Are you mine?
    (Are you mine tomorrow or just mine tonight?)
    Catriiiionaon December 20, 2012   Link
  • +1
    Lyric Correction"Coulda shaped heartaches" should be "cutter shaped heartaches". That way it is:

    Tracey island, time-traveling
    diamond cutter shaped heartaches
    jkapprenticeon March 30, 2012   Link
  • 0
    Lyric CorrectionOh and the first two lines of the song are:

    I'm like a puppet on a string
    Tracy Island, time-traveling diamond
    EvilDEAD326on February 27, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is so f'cking awesome.... where did this come from... after SIAS i thought they were finished for sure. Never been more happy to be wrong :-)
    Mrriggson March 05, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentClearly,
    "I'm a puppet on a string."
    rokranon March 10, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThe word "Diamond" shouldn't be separated from the word "cutter". It'd be better if the verse was like this:

    "Diamond cutter shaped heartaches"

    Especially because "Diamond cutter" might refer to wrestler Diamond Dallas' creation, the Diamond Cutter blow. Check for videos on youtube.

    'Diamond cutter shaped heartaches' would probably mean, then, heartaches as painful as a "Diamond cutter" blow.
    andrebrasilon April 20, 2014   Link
  • -1
    My InterpretationUh, I don´t know... Arctic Monkeys are in such a more psychodelic phase now!
    Alex himself has grown and developed his lyrics so much to a whole new level that I wouldn´t say this is just a song about love, on and offs about our beloved Alexa (they´ll be back someday, we pray)...
    I´ve read this a few times and the only thing that comes up to my mind is drugs.. I think he´s talking about cocaine or something out of my reach, but deffo drugs.

    Let´s examine just a few lines (no jokes intended):
    "I guess what I’m trying to say is I need the deep end
    Keep imagining meeting, wished away entire lifetimes
    Unfair we’re not somewhere misbehaving for days
    Great escape lost track of time and space
    She’s a silver lining climbing on my desire"

    SHE´S A SILVER LINING CLIMBING ON MY DESIRE - What does he mean by she is a silver lining climbing on my desire?? he´s not talking about a girl right here anymore, right? LOL, c´mon guys.. open up your minds.. Alex is not that innocent anymore..
    PatsyGrosson March 19, 2013   Link

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