"Temple" as written by and Jared Followill Caleb Followill....
The dance floor's a temptress
Can't make out what your saying

But you rub me the right way
With your child-like persuasion

I got my hands in my pockets
And I'm crossing my fingers
She'll find I'm a simple
Stone washed up and so slow

I'd take one in the temple
I'd take one for you
I'd take one in the temple (temple)
I'd take one for you
I'd take one in the temple (temple)
I'd take one for you

I feel all amiss now
I'm tossed in the scatter
And your eyes keep on shifting,
To the boys that don't matter
I've got my hands in my pockets
I'm still crossing my fingers

I'd take one in the temple
I'd take one for you
I'd take one in the temple (temple)
I'd take one for you
I'd take one in the temple (temple)
I'd take one for you

I've got my hands in my pockets
And I'm crossing my fingers
I just want to be noticed
I just want to be noticed

I'd take one in the temple (temple)
I'd take one for you
I'd take one in the temple (temple)
I'd take one for you
I'd take one in the temple
I'd take one for you oh
I'd take one in the temple (temple)
I'd take one for you


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"Temple" as written by Jared Followill Caleb Followill

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  • +7
    General CommentI see this song in the following way.. A shy guy, saw a beautiful girl on the dancefloor (or a crowded place) and he would love for her to only notice him so that they can strike up a conversation, but he is shy, so needs her to make the first move. "Crossing my fingers"

    She is provoking him, but she's much more confident than he is. She lets him know that she can get any one of the other guys "Eyes keep shifting to the boys that don't matter" He still has his fingers crossed.

    He will do anything to get the chance with her "I'd take one in the temple" Very strong words... Maybe a gunshot to the side of the head.
    Scuba101on October 15, 2013   Link
  • +1
    General CommentLol for a while I thought the lyrics were "I drank wine in the temple⛪
    XD
    chris73094on March 28, 2014   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionAre you sure it's "IN the temple", and not "ON the temple"? Alternatively, it's "one ON MY temple", I dunno. Surely he's singing about taking a blow to the side of his head for someone?
    Stvafelon September 29, 2013   Link
  • 0
    Song MeaningFront Grantland article:

    "Similarly, when I listen to "Temple" — which is about how Caleb Followill would take a bullet to the head from somebody for love because he loves some other somebody just that much — my brain tells me to make fun of it as a reject from Andy Dwyer's song pile. But other parts of my body override my brain and tell me to turn it the fuck up already."
    AmericanDudeon October 22, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentTemple can also be a religious meeting place. I don't know the bands religious affiliations- if there are even any- but I know they're from a southern area that is often visited by Mormon missionaries... Who worship God in there temples.

    ...Ahh the beauty of art
    Johnboy431on December 20, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General Commentits not about love but its about smoking weeds in holy temple
    a123709on February 16, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLove this, love them. He wants this woman who he imagines can have anyone, he's saying that he may not seem like much 'I've got my hands in my pocket... Crossing my
    laila1234on March 07, 2014   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionNope. I'm pretty sure he means he wants to drive his dick into the side of a girl's head.... just sayin.
    cfiander12on April 19, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLyric correction:

    "Shoot fire, am I simple?
    Stone washed up and so so"

    That is the only wrong lyric I see. My source is from the Kings Of Leon Mechanical Bull booklet, where the lyrics are printed.
    TwanDiggityon May 20, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIs this temple in Dublin? The bar?
    igor100002on November 09, 2015   Link

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