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Franz Ferdinand — Matinee
Album: Franz Ferdinand
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Total ratings: 211









Released: 2004
Length: 3:59
Plays (last 30 days): 0
You take your white finger
Slide the nail under
The top and bottom buttons of
My blazer
Relax the fraying wool
Slacken ties, and I'm
Not to look at you in the shoe
But the eyes
Find the eyes

Find me and follow me through corridors, refectories, and files
You must follow, leave this academic factory
Will find me in the matinée
The dark of the matinée
It's better in the matinée
The dark of the matinée is mine
Yes, it's mine

I time every journey
To bump into you
Accidentally, I
Charm you and tell you
Of the boys I hate
All the girls I hate
All the words I hate
All the clothes I hate
How I'll never be
Anything I hate
You smile, mention
Something that you like
Oh, how you'd have a happy life
If you did the things you like

Find me and follow me through corridors, refectories, files
You must follow, leave this academic factory
Will find me in the matinée
Dark of the matinée
It's better in the matinée
The dark of the matinée is mine
Yes, it's mine

So I'm on BBC2 now
Telling Terry Wogan how
I made it and
What I made is unclear now
But his deference is
And his laughter is
My words and smile
Are so easy now
Yes, It's easy now
Yes, It's easy now

Find me and follow me through corridors, refectories, and files
You must follow, leave this academic factory
Will find me in the matinée
Dark of the matinée
It's better in the matinée
The dark of the matinée

Will find me and follow me through corridors, refectories, and files
You must follow, leave this academic factory
Will find me in the matinée
The dark of the matinée
Better in the matinée
The dark of the matinée is mine
Yes, it's mine
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MOR fromage. Skin deep. Send a new cut in.
Dave_Mack wrote: Interesting. Quite a lot of "Hava Na Gila" going on there.
newwavegurly wrote:
Oh my... yes there is. It took me a minute to figure out why that guitar riff sounded so familiar. :lol:
Yep. Can hardly wait for them to do the Hokey-Pokey... :stop:
The opening riff sounds like R.L. Burnside...
RichardPrins wrote: The Britney Spears of Scotland? I am now noticing that there are number of similar crap bands that are out now that are all media darlings. Modest Mouse, and there is one more that I am trying to forget.
This is EXTRA CHEEZY. And not in any sort of good way. Somebody make it stop, please.
FF Top Brit Awards Nominations
To enlighten those who may not know, Terry Wogan (mentioned in the quiet middle-8 section) is an old and slightly cheesy radio DJ and sometime light entertainment presenter. To hear him namechecked in a song like this is very funny to us Brits!
fun.
Goes right through me like Olestra on a warm Summer day. 4
To paraphrase an old Mike Meyers SNL skit: it's Scottish AND it's crap!
Tux wrote:
I like it less every time I hear it. The current 5 is likely to drop to 4 next time I hear it.
No kidding - i just rated it 1 (something I very rarely do) This is REALLY irritating.
I like it less every time I hear it. The current 5 is likely to drop to 4 next time I hear it.
What shall we do with the drunken sailor? :puke:
OmegaConcern wrote:
I think I like this. Although my guitarrist had a dream that our bass player "Fluffy" beat the crap out of the singer from F. Ferdinand for some odd reason. (Fluffy's a 270lb. biker looking guy).
Please tell Fluffy to go right ahead. :verymad: This song is irritating, gives me a headache - too insistently pulsating in a discordant way. Pfft.
Is this supposed to be clever?
:bounce:
Dave_Mack wrote:
Interesting. Quite a lot of "Hava Na Gila" going on there.
Heheheh.
Um. Nope.
Repugnant, yet somehow delicious. Der Kommisar of the 00's
This is crap. That other song that they play on "alternative radio" constantly is crap too. Please go back to Scotland! :P
Dave_Mack wrote:
Interesting. Quite a lot of "Hava Na Gila" going on there.
Oh my... yes there is. It took me a minute to figure out why that guitar riff sounded so familiar. :lol:
JohnErle wrote:
Nice segue tonight from Big Country to Franz Ferdinand. The best Scottish artist of the early 80's followed by the Scottish buzz band of the moment. And just before Big Country was Bela Fleck, an aritst who once covered In A Big Country. Somone put some thought into this! 8)
until i read that, i'd always thought that Big Country were from Australia. and now i've learned my fun fact for the day!
ugh! :beat: If he continues singing... you'll definitely find me at the Matinee...... far far away where I can't hear him...
Johray63 wrote:
And to know I recently corrected somebody who was talking about England while meaning Britain :wink:
It happens all the time. We don't event speak the same language. Well not in Glasgow anyway.
I think I like this. Although my guitarrist had a dream that our bass player "Fluffy" beat the crap out of the singer from F. Ferdinand for some odd reason. (Fluffy's a 270lb. biker looking guy).
gilbo wrote:
Actually theyre Scottish. small subtle difference. Lots of Englis influences though, particularly 70s glam eg T REx.
And to know I recently corrected somebody who was talking about England while meaning Britain :wink:
this band is great. saw them a few weeks back and can't seem to get enough. https://www.houstonpress.com/issues/2004-09-09/music/music.html
I've liked everything I've heard from these guys. The album is great. Great lyrics as well as distinctive rythms.
I think that pretty much every song by this band is a 6 or 7. Nothing special but the CD is only $10 so I got it.
Likeable, but disposable.
that's a solid 8, for damn sure. it makes me smile a lot.
ick i'm sure it only gets worse after repeated listening.
I bought this CD after hearing this song on the radio (KUT- Austin). I wish I had not purchased the CD.
I like this song.. more of them? :?: :?:
If Cake The Cure's mutant children started a band...
3rd class bar band. Glad there's a mute btn.
Johray63 wrote:
Yes, that's also in it, but overall it reminded me very much of the (sixties) Kinks. In a nice way, cause it's evident this band has got enough to stand on their own and sound fresh and contemporary, just the same. Because of the understatement and sort of irony, it could only be English. Nice to know music in this tradition is continued.
Actually theyre Scottish. small subtle difference. Lots of Englis influences though, particularly 70s glam eg T REx.
Dave_Mack wrote:
Interesting. Quite a lot of "Hava Na Gila" going on there.
Yes, that's also in it, but overall it reminded me very much of the (sixties) Kinks. In a nice way, cause it's evident this band has got enough to stand on their own and sound fresh and contemporary, just the same. Because of the understatement and sort of irony, it could only be English. Nice to know music in this tradition is continued.
A very clever tune from a very clever band.
I want to catch it and throw it in the bin.
Catchy, very catchy.
I like this more and more every time I hear it
I had a feeling this one was coming this morning. I like it!
This song is awesome! What a great band, please play more Ferdinand: ' Jacqueline' is a great song and 'Michael' is good too. :music:
Dave_Mack wrote:
Interesting. Quite a lot of "Hava Na Gila" going on there.
Yesss! I was about to type the same thing! Hava nagila, hava nagila Hava nagila venis'mecha :whistle:
Dave_Mack wrote:
Interesting. Quite a lot of "Hava Na Gila" going on there.
:roflol:
At first (casual) listen, I thought it was Golden Earring's "Twilight Zone"...then I thought it was Cake...this is the second of his tunes I've heard on here, and I guess I like him.
My second favorite on the album. I really like their sound, although I admit I really have to be in the mood for the music rather than have their music put me in the mood.
Interesting. Quite a lot of "Hava Na Gila" going on there.