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Top marks for not trying
So kind of you to bless us
With your effortlessness
We're grateful and so strangely comforted
And I wonder
Are you putting us under
'Cause we can't take our eyes
Off the t-shirt and ties combination?
Well, see you later, innovator

Some want to kiss, some want to kick you
There's not a net you couldn't slip through
Or at least that's the impression I get
'Cause you're smooth, and you're wet
And she's not aware yet
But she's yours
She'll be saying, "use me
Show me the jacuzzi"
I imagine that it's there on a plate
Your whole rendezvous rate
Means that you'll never be frightened
To make them wait for a while
I doubt it's your style
Not to get what you set
Out to acquire, the eyes are on fire
You are the unforecasted storm

(Brian) calm, collected and commanding
(Top marks for not trying)
You leave the other stories standing
With your renditions and jokes
Bet there's hundreds of blokes
That have wept 'cause you've stolen their

Are you putting us under
'Cause we can't take our eyes
Off the t-shirt and ties combination?

Well, see you later, innovator

Lyrics submitted by noisecat, edited by hannabells

Brianstorm Lyrics as written by Alex Turner

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  • +4
    General CommentWell a read a very interesting comment on the AM forum, about the first verse (Brian-- to -->Inovator)
    'It's a sarcastic compliment, making reference to people who dress like they have threw random gear on, when in fact it is a carefully planned outfit etc.'
    bushnohon March 07, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General CommentThe lyrics are pretty straight forward, but I'm sort of trying to figure out if the video's meant as a parody of the usual music videos, that seem to put a great focus on a plenthora of anonymous dancing girls with almost no interaction on the band's part. Notice how they're all in shadows and whenever we're show the boys, it's either from far away or an angle that makes it hard to tell who they are, if we didn't know already.
    Solarioon March 19, 2007   Link
  • +2
    General Commentlol for some reason,I sense sarcasm in this song. I like to think that he's actually making fun of the Brian guy. Particularly with the 'see ya later, innovator!' bit.

    Love this song. Absolute genius <3
    me88on November 23, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General CommentMmmm...absolutely loving this song. I can't believe noone has posted these lyrics yet!

    The meaning's quite obvious on this one really, it's about a guy called Brian who's great at pulling women. I bloody love the title. Roll on April 26!!!
    noisecaton March 04, 2007   Link
  • +1
    My InterpretationI think this song was meant to be very sarcastic. It is kind of saying, "Yeah Brian, you're so cool because you get so many woman with your edgy look."

    He references the t shirt and tie as the "cool new look" which represents today's "scene" crowd. The singer is basically saying, "yeah you're cool, we get it. YOU'RE SOOOOOO ORIGINAL."
    MikeyG133on November 05, 2010   Link
  • +1
    Song MeaningI feel like there isn't much sarcasm in the song, not sarcasm but legitimate awe. I think the band were a little surprised with Brians presence, perhaps even a bit jealous. However they felt like he was a little too easy to hate, and with reason, since apparently it seemed like this Brian could steal some of their "Thunder".
    Twistoson February 07, 2012   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti can't wait for their new album to come out. The meaning is a bit obvious. I love this song
    mad-monkey-42on March 05, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentjust because it's not catchy doesn't mean it's not a good song.
    i love the lyrics.
    i think it's brilliant anyway! x
    backlash_xon March 11, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJust saw the music video today.
    Not really my thing. with those girls dancing on the background.
    But still Arctic Monkeys come on!!!!
    CAMeyeon March 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthe track is typical AM wit, but the video os terrible
    mardybumon March 18, 2007   Link

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