"Knee Deep at ATP" as written by and Aleksandra Berditchevskaia Oliver Briggs....
And every sentence that I spoke began and ended in ellipsis
Each of eight fingers gripping what he wrote, clung on tightly, like parenthesis
And for each correctly used apostrophe, I could feel my heart sink inside my chest in front of me

So, maybe the lining of a winter's coat mightn't be the best place to hide a summer secret
Said every photo that you took that festival got lost in your camera in an insurance scam
And though underexposed, i could see from the quality, his K Records t-shirt and you holding his hand
And I know he took you to the beach, I can tell from how you bite on your cheek, every time the sand falls from your insoles
And when our eyes meet, all that I can read, is "you're the b-side".

They said "it's not what you like, it's what you're like as a person",
Well, I need new hobbies, that's one thing for certain
Not what you like, but what you're like as a person,
Well, I need new hobbies, that's one thing for certain.

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"Knee Deep at ATP" as written by Ellen Waddell Aleksandra Berditchevskaia

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    General Comment''A story based on my experiences of the United Sounds of ATP festival, weekend two. I met a really great person that I spent most of the Sunday with. We started speaking because of the band t-shirt I was wearing, which is pretty much the ideal 'in' I think. Basically the gist of it is once we'd both left the festival, I found out she had a boyfriend, and hadn't mentioned it. Which made me feel awful, and got me thinking that so long as I value people according to what bands they like I am making myself expendable. Because there will always be somebody who likes the same bands as me, but is vastly more attractive or can drive or is a less fussy eater.
    The title is ripped off from the Camera Obscura song, 'Knee Deep At The NPL', because one of the conversations I remember hearing her have was about that song, and my friend Pete's suggestion that it didn't exist.
    Naturally she was right. ''
    -Gareth LC
    contrary_maryon February 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentThe other person moved on and they are left behind... Now they recognize they need to move on, and attempt to attack their ex-lover's personality directly. However, they are obviously still upset as seen by the general nature of the song. It's pretty simple.
    kaitlingraceon January 17, 2008   Link
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    General Comment*"and though underexposed, i could see from the quality his K Records t-shirt and you holding his hand"
    bobbymaloneon August 27, 2007   Link
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    General CommentI was just waching High Fidelity and the guy said "we agreed that what really matters is What you like, not what you are like" this reminds me of the last part of this song,

    "They said "it's not what you like, it's what you're like as a person", Well, I need new hobbies, that's one thing for certain"
    Skatweeon June 07, 2009   Link
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    General CommentHaha, I read High Fidelity fairly recently and it totally reminded me of this song too when it's mentioned in the book. Intentional? Highly possible. Great song and great festival.
    cmj_abon January 19, 2011   Link

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