Chateau Lobby #4 (In C for Two Virgins) Lyrics

Emma eats bread and butter
Like a queen would have ostrich and cobra wine
We’ll have satanic Christmas Eve
And play piano in the chateau lobby

I’ve never done this
Baby be gentle
It’s my first time
I’ve got you inside

People are boring
But you’re something else completely
Damn let’s take our chances

I wanna take you in the kitchen
Lift up your wedding dress someone was probably murdered in
So bourgeoisie to keep waiting
Dating for twenty years just feels pretty civilian
I’ve never thought that
Ever thought that once in my whole life
You are my first time

People are boring
But you’re something else I can’t explain
You take my last name

First time you let me stay the night
Despite your own rules
You took off early to go cheat your way through film school
You left a note in your perfect script
Stay as long as you want
I haven’t left your bed since

I haven’t hated all the same things
As somebody else since I remember
What’s going on for
What are you doing with your whole life
How about forever
How about forever
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Father John Misty set out to write his very first love song on his latest album, I Love You, Honeybear. But with the track “Chateau Lobby #4 (In C for Two Virgins)” he’s more Leonard Cohen than Michael Bolton.

Misty’s idea of love is something a little sweet, a touch perverse and very honest—perhaps, a bit too honest for some.

As he told back in February, “I’ve never been inspired to write about wanting love. I’ve never wanted love, I wanted intimacy—and that’s the word that I prefer—far more. ‘Love’ is just too useless of a word.”

This mariachi band-infused intimacy from Misty involves a lot of TMI. The video is a kaleidoscopic daydream that shows Tillman and his wife, Emma, prancing around half-naked in wedded bliss. But, it’s the singer’s off-putting nature that makes it more than another silly love song.

“Chateau Lobby #4” plays out like a short film, a rather blue one, which should be no surprise being that Tillman has defined himself as a “horny man-child mama’s boy” who sells merch featuring the words “mascara, blood, ash and cum” heard on the record’s title track.

Tillman sings like a dirty Harry Nilsson about taking Emma into the kitchen and doing unspeakable things to her while she wears her wedding dress, adding the much-needed detail of it being a vintage gown that “someone was probably murdered in.”

But this only son of the ladies’ man can’t hide behind his polyamorous ways forever. He eventually bares his monogamous soul, singing, “People are boring/ But you’re something else I can’t explain/ You take my last name.”

The last line of the song is so saccharine—“What are you doing with your whole life?/ How about forever?”—it’s almost as if he has to immediately end the song before he goes too far. Even his oddities—satanic Christmases, realizing you hate all the same things—sound like wonderful touchstones in every relationship. Those things that even in this world of oversharing you still keep to yourself just because you can.

Misty gets at that feeling you have when you’re truly in love. That feeling that it’s us against the world. That feeling you hope never, ever ends. And it’s that feeling that he somehow manages to cram into this two-minute and 28-second song that you’ll wish you could have on repeat forever.

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So, as you can hear from the newest upload on youtube (, the third line has been changed; from: "We’ll casually take ecstasy", to: "We'll have satanic Christmas Eve".

Any comments on that?

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i love this song. Tillman voice is so mellow and his lyrics very strong

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It's a song about the novel feelings of vulnerability and hope that come with really falling in love with someone for the first time.

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This song is amazing, It's like it was written for me and my Dave. Love it .

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