Fiendish wonder in the carnival's wake
Dull caresses once again irritate
Tread softly, stranger
Move over toward the danger that you seek

You think excitement has receded then the mirror distracts
The logic of the trance quickly reaches and grasps
Handsome and faceless
And weightless, your imagination runs

And now it's no one's fault but yours
At the foot of the house of cards
You thought you'd never get obsessed
You thought the wolves would be impressed
And you're a sinking stone
But you know what it's like to hold the jeweler's hands
That procession of pioneers all drowned

In the moonlight they're more thrilling
Those things that he knows
As he leads you through the grinning
Bubble blowers in the snow
Watching his exit
Was like falling off the ferry in the night

The inevitables gather to push you around
Any other voice makes such a punishing sound
He became laughter's assassin
Shortly after he showed you what it was

And now it's no one's fault but yours
At the foot of the house of cards
You thought you'd never get obsessed
You thought the wolves would be impressed
And you're a sinking stone
But you know what it's like to hold the jeweler's hands
That procession of pioneers all drowned

If you've a lesson to teach me
I'm listening, ready to learn
There's no one here to police me
I'm sinking in until you return

If you've a lesson to teach
Please don't deviate, don't be afraid
Without the last corner piece, I can't calibrate
Let's get it ingrained

If you've a lesson to teach me
I'm listening, ready to learn
There's no one here to police me
I'm sinking in until you return

If you've a lesson to teach
Please don't deviate, don't be afraid
Without the last corner piece, I can't calibrate
Let's get it ingrained

If you've a lesson to teach me
I'm listening, ready to learn
There's no one here to police me
I'm sinking in until you return

If you've a lesson to teach
Please don't deviate, don't be afraid


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The Jeweller's Hands Lyrics as written by Alex Turner

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    General CommentI must say, I agree with andfrazer and azmelody. Once you look at it, there do seem to be lots of clues pointing towardas this being abotu having an affair. I cansee where people are coming from with the whole drugs thing, but in all honesty, I like to think that the Arctic's lyrics have more meaning and depth behind them than a night time trip.
    HollyGayfaceon November 17, 2009   Link

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