"Love Is a Laserquest" as written by and Alex Turner....
Do you still feel younger than you thought you would by now
Or, darling, have you started feeling old yet
Don't worry, I'm sure that you're still breaking hearts
With the efficiency that only youth can harness
And do you still think love is a Laserquest
Or do you take it all more seriously
I've tried to ask you this in some daydreams that I've had
But you're always busy being make-believe
And do you look into the mirror to remind yourself you're there
Or have somebody's good-night kisses got that covered
Well I'm not being honest, I'll pretend that you were just some lover

Now I can't think of air without thinking of you
I doubt that comes as a surprise
And I can't think of anything to dream about
I can't find anywhere to hide
And when I'm hanging on by the rings around my eyes
And I convince myself I need another
And for a minute it gets easier to pretend that you were just some lover

When I'm pipe and slippers and rocking chair
Singing dreadful songs about something
Well I've found a better method of pretending you were just some lover
Well I've found a better method of pretending you were just some lover


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"Love Is a Laserquest" as written by Alex Turner

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  • +17
    General CommentMy god, these lyrics are gorgeous. Btw, lyric booklet says 'can't think of THERE'.

    I love the visuals of the song title, Laser Quest being a game where you try and tag as many people as you can without getting tagged yourself, so it's like this girl is running around, hitting all these guys that just swoon to the floor for her, and she never gets hit herself.
    WPSIATWINon June 09, 2011   Link
  • +11
    General CommentCould this be the best ever but most underrated love song you will ever hear ? the song paints pictures in your head like nothing else (or maybe i'm just heart broken?)
    OASISforeveron August 03, 2011   Link
  • +7
    General Commentthis song is amazing... I can't help thinking of Fluorescent Adolescent throughout this song, especially when Alex sings

    "Don't worry I'm sure that you're still breaking hearts
    with the efficiency that only youth can harness"

    greatest "i'll never forget her" song ever...

    vianna90on June 04, 2011   Link
  • +7
    General CommentA song that provokes bittersweet emotions.

    I think this song is about a hopeless romantic who fell in love with a girl who was not interested in love and who thought of love as a fantasy (think Zooey Deschanel in 500 Days of Summer). This girl probably thought of love as a foolish game, and now he wonders if she still thinks the same or is she has now finally understood what love is. He may or may not have been in a relationship with her , she is the one who got away, and he will always wonder What if? He has probably had many lovers but he will never forget that one girl, so he'll pretend she was just another lover.
    marinafeyon July 02, 2012   Link
  • +4
    General Commentthe song.
    it's about the one girl you never get over,and she's the girl no body ever gets over.he's aware of this,but the really haunting part is the last line *Well I've found a better method of pretending you were just some lover*...i kept wondering what the better method was,and it's not alzheimer's=)...but the meaning of the song is that even when he'll be old and gray, he still won't be able to get over her,he'll still be PRETENDING she's just some lover,it will still be selfdeception,just a little wiser, but he will still be painfully aware that she wasn't just some lover.i think that this song is so horribly truthful and painful that you can only pretend and deceive yourself that it's going to stop,or that you'll be able to cope someday.
    santasepsaon August 29, 2011   Link
  • +3
    Song ComparisonStrongest song in my opinion, it may be the most straightforward but lyrically stands out.
    Reedyon May 22, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General CommentOkay this is being pedantic but i think that it's "WHEN i'm not being honest" and also i think it's "now i can't think of HER without thinking of you"

    Alistair1on May 20, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General CommentTwo errors, it's 'I can't think of THERE without thinking of you', and at the end it's 'WILL I HAVE found a better method of pretending you were just some lover?'

    Amazing song, probably only second to Black Treacle on the new album lyrically.
    TheMillerJon June 22, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General CommentIts been a few years. Shes a stunner who could get anyone she wants. She messed him about, had loads on the go at once tagging guys like in a game of lazer quest. He wants to know if shes found someone now, still dreams about her. The bit about the mirror or goodnight kises shows this. Mirror = single, goodnight kisses = with someone. Wishes she was not important. Just another girl but she wasnt.
    He cant think of anything else. He tries drinking which makesit easier. If he makes it to pipe and slippers age it means hes found a way to get over it which suggests hes thinking of killing himself
    Maximumquinceon June 24, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General CommentSeriously if people would stop trying to fix the lyrics and try to interpretate it instead probably we'd get somewhere...
    praychon July 29, 2011   Link

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