My Mistakes Were Made for You Lyrics

About as subtle as an earthquake, I know,
My mistakes were made for you.
And in the backroom of the bad dream, she came,
And whisked me away, enthused.

And it's as solid as a rock rolling down a hill,
The fact is that it probably will hit something,
On the hazardous terrain.

And we're just following the flock,
Around and in-between,
Before we're smashed to smithereens
Like they were, then we scramble from the blame
And it's the fame that put words in her mouth,
She couldn't help, but spit them out.
Innocence and arrogance entwined,
In the filthiest of minds.

She was bitten on her birthday,
And now a face in the crowd, she's not.
And I suspected now forever the shape
She came to escape, is forgot.

And it's a lot to ask her not to sting.
And give her less than everything;
Around your crooked conscious she will wind.

And we're just following the flock,
Around and in-between,
Before we're smashed to smithereens
Like they were, and we scrambled from the blame.
And it's the fame that put words in her mouth,
She couldn't help but spit them out
Around your crooked conscious she will wind.

And it's a lot to ask her not to sting,
And give her less than everything
Innocence and arrogance entwined.
15 Meanings
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I get this feeling from the song that he's speaking about meeting a girl when he was getting famous; his fame "put words in her mouth." Afterwards she started being known too ("a face in the crowd, she's not") and that's why a relationship that was powerful ("rock") rolled down the "hazardous terrain" of celebrity. She couldn't "not sting," she was "arrogance," and he couldn't "give her less than everything ("innocence"), so it was over.

I absolutely love the title. I think that's what they would say to each other in the end; they got the fame they worked for, and it was a mistake from the relationship point of view, but it was a mistake they did for each other, trying to be perfect. They ended up "scrambling from the blame" in the public eye.

Not sure, though, just the way it sounds to me. Amazing song!

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I think that it's about 2 people who are very selfish..Especially the girl is very confident and independent and has a certain "attitude" that drives him crazy..He starts feeling inferior and jealous because that girl is so different..as a face in the crowd she's not...since she was born.He's thinking of breaking up because he thinks he cant handle all this love but he can't do that..He keeps giving her nothing less than everything...and her realising his weakness towards her makes her "sting" all the time...It's a vicious cycle ...A relationship full of trouble and fights that is probably going to end with both of them being hurt....they're going to smash into smitherins....... That's how I interpretate this song.....It's a piece of art.....about relationships including so strong emotions that will unavoidably end bad...........so true....

My Interpretation
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Yeah this may be my favourite song of theirs along with their Bowie cover which is fecking awesome

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i love it bloody amazing though im not too sure what it means

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this is probably the best song in the album. I LOVE that song.

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i think it's about someone who becomes famous really fast while they're still young so they're "innocence and arrogance entwined". and they just like follow the crowd and do whatever people tell them to because they're still pretty naive.

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It's about a girl who gets famous and she starts to get into that celebrity mindset and she begins to think of herself as royalty.

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im absolutely infatuated with this song, get ready for a long expliation of my interpritation of this Art.

While listening to this song, im usually driving, and on my way home i was thinking to myself, "what if he's not talking about a girl, what its more of a thing, or a feeling." then i got goose bumps..Destiny, Fate...if u replace to all the "you"s, "she"s and "her"s with the word "Destiny" or "Choice"..so here is my inturpretation; right from the first line "about as subtle as an earthquake i know, my mistakes were made for you" its basically saying everything happens for a reason-even your mistakes.

"and in the backroom of a bad dream she came and whisked me away enthused" Traslation=="sometimes i would be having a bad part of my life, then Destiny revals why it is im going thru such torture and it all works out"

"And it's as solid as a rock rolling down a hill,The fact is that it probably will hit something, On the hazardous terrain" here i belive it means "Things may be going smoothly right at this moment, but if history is any indicator, im destin to hit bumps in the road"

3rd verse---interpritation=== "we may choose to be around people until they crash and get into trouble, and when they doo crash, we scramble to get away from any blame or fault" "and the reason you chose to do this is for the Fame, but Destiny had other plans for u and she spits u out of those plans"

4th verse----interpritation==="as soon as we r born, we have a destiny, a unique destiny, one that only we can fufill u cant escape it"

"and its a lot to ask her not to sting, give her less than everything, innocence and arrogance entwined in the fithiest of minds"===traslation==="you cant always have it your way"

sorry if im waaaay off the mark. but there is what i hear when i listen to it..perhaps if u listen to it the way i just explained, then it might sound like a whole new song ;)

one love, J.Temptation (myspace.com/money_mann)

wow thats a really unique interpretation but i totally get it! your interpretation makes perfect sense and it gives the song a lot more meaning than if he were talking about a girl, so i hope ur right!

I don't know either but I do know this is a very captivating song - certainly my favourite song of the last year or two. Interesting way of looking at it.

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@johnnytemptation - i like that interpretation, it fits the song perfectly, but i see it in another way although i may be completely wrong. i see it as though it is saying that some people who lie are oblivious to the fact it will come back to haunt them. my favourite line is the first line about as subtle as an earthquake i know, my mistake were made for you" < how i translate this. you usually feel earthquakes and they are usually very destructive. he is kinda saying that the way he tells his lies probably seem little and not a major deal but in actuall fact he knows how destructive it could be. i think the next lines show this aswell. especially "And it's as solid as a rock rolling down a hill, The fact is that it probably will hit something,On the hazardous terrain." i think here he is saying that his lies are slowly becoming apparent and people are taking notice of them. just like a rock going down the hill his lies will probably hit a point were they dont take affect anymore and just simply break up into nothing. the other bits about the girl, well maybe shes the one whos recognised them and starts playing on his conscieonce, telling his that if he doesnt stop others will notice it and if he doesnt give her something then she will sprag on him and get him into alot of trouble, hense the " And it's a lot to ask her not to sting.And give her less than everything"Around your crooked conscious she will wind" his crooked conscience is the lying part of him. cba to put owt else, thats how i see it

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this song is pure beatuy, and the whole album is inspiring. But I think Alex Turner is the only one who knows the true meaning of the lyrics. many of his lyrics seems to be small stories that he has in his head without really having a real in action relation to them.

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