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Arctic Monkeys — Do Me A Favour
Album: Favourite Worst Nightmare
Avg rating:
6.8

Your rating:
Total ratings: 1458









Released: 2007
Length: 3:24
Plays (last 30 days): 2
Well, the mourning was complete
There was tears on the steering wheel, dripping on the seat
Several hours or several weeks
I'd have the cheek to say they're equally as bleak

It's the beginning of the end
The car went up the hill and disappeared around the bend
Ask anyone, they'll tell you that it's these times that it tends
To start to break in half
To start to fall apart
Hold on to your heart

Do me a favour and break my nose
Do me a favour and tell me to go away
Do me a favour and stop asking questions

And she walked away while her shoes were untied
And the eyes were all red, you could see that we'd cried
And I watched and I waited till she was inside
Forcing a smile and waving goodbye

Curiosity becomes a heavy load
Too heavy to hold
Too heavy to hold
Curiosity becomes a heavy load
Too heavy to hold
Will force you to be cold

Do me a favour and ask if you need some help
She said, "Do me a favour and stop flattering yourself"
And to tear apart the ties that bind
Perhaps "fuck off" might be too kind
Perhaps "fuck off" might be too kind
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I just don't get these. There's not one track they've ever made I like. That's unusual for any band. It's not that the lyrics aren't intelligent or thoughtful, or that they can't play their instruments, but it's not a good noise
bass line sounds a lot like "mirror in the bathroom"
These guys write highly intelligent lyrics.
Still an extraordinary album. {#Bananajam}
This is the second track played from this album today.  Thanks RP!
 kz1300a1 wrote:
Just listening this as I work and then towards the end of the song I start to get annoyed. I check the band and its no surprise. For some reason arctic monkeys, vampire weekend and arcade fire start to grate on my nerves after a few minutes. I dont know why. Im pretty open minded when it comes to music.
 
Interesting.  Apparently you aren't open minded enough, and are clearly wrong.  I love all those bands.

Now Peter Gabriel and Tracy Chapman, talk about grating. (He said ironically.) 
 trevc wrote:
A crappy noise from a pub band.

 
I agree - the Artic Spunkies will be consigned to history as a musical anomaly.
A crappy noise from a pub band.
I heard the drum beat and mistook it for "Tusk". {#Drummer}
 Proclivities wrote:

Yes, a good tune.  Interesting cover art too.
 
Truly, I've got some mid-century furniture and Murano glass pendants for those wild rooms, maybe a large hairy white rug and some Lava-lamps as well!
 Stingray wrote:
I am sure we can expect a lot from this band in the future!

 
You were so right!  {#Music}
Just listening this as I work and then towards the end of the song I start to get annoyed. I check the band and its no surprise. For some reason arctic monkeys, vampire weekend and arcade fire start to grate on my nerves after a few minutes. I dont know why. Im pretty open minded when it comes to music.
FANTASTIC!
Some swearing in there, Bill. Although, I doubt many of you can tell from the Sheffieldcestershire accent.
 BobLoblaw wrote:
This is maybe the Arctic Monkey's best song. Surprising how low this is rated. {#Think}
 

From my point of view this is the best of their songs that I've heard because I think its OK. I keep listening to their stuff and failing to find much in it that appeals to me. My loss, but I don't suppose I'll lose any sleep over it.
Clearly plenty people find more appeal in their work than I do or the average rating would be lower.
This is maybe the Arctic Monkey's best song. Surprising how low this is rated. {#Think}
 adroc wrote:
My ichiban suki Arctic Monkeys song! Drumming fuckin' kicks ass.
 
He doesn't half like that tambourine does he!
Good stuff!
I am sure we can expect a lot from this band in the future!
And this year's Nobel prize for drumming goes to........

Arctic Monkeys!

{#Drummer} {#Drummer} {#Drummer} {#Drummer} {#Drummer} {#Drummer} {#Drummer} {#Drummer} {#Drummer} {#Drummer} {#Drummer} 
One of the most original, driving, rocking jams to come along in years...and when it shifts into that surprising outburst, it does it in a cracking way!  I LOVE IT TO PIECES, STILL!
...don't tell me that you love me...
 socalhol wrote:
Solid 7 — Quite Likeable, indeed
 
Yes, a good tune.  Interesting cover art too.

best band of this era. and this song is in the top 3 best AM songs.
Coming from Sheffield, I was mildly embarrassed when these guys first hit the scene, thought they were kind of a Terrorvision rip-off. But, I've been pleasantly surprised with how they've matured... Solid 7. 
I could almost love this song just for the shift from the previous song.
 EssexTex wrote:
Don't listen to detractors....it's great keep playing it Bill.
 
Yes!!! {#Sunny}
I like these guys...An early Bowie style

 sirdroseph wrote:
I don't get this band....boooooring!!{#Sleep}
 
I don't find them exciting enough to be boring.

 drews wrote:
This band are maturing nicely (in a musical sense that is)
 
Exactly what i was thinking.  

Our little monkeys are growing up :'(

This band are maturing nicely (in a musical sense that is)

I really dig this track.  And the beat ain't too shabby either.
Solid 7 — Quite Likeable, indeed

Arctic Monkeys X by ~sinful-mary

2009.11.08
Berlin Arena
Berlin, Germany


I don't get this band....boooooring!!{#Sleep}
 Albert1967 wrote:
Van Halen intro! Everybody wants some!
 
some of what...ever..

My ichiban suki Arctic Monkeys song! Drumming fuckin' kicks ass.
Van Halen intro! Everybody wants some!
Don't listen to detractors....it's great keep playing it Bill.
I'll go along with that

 
crockydile wrote:
Enough Artic Monkeys Already!! C'mon Bill. They're played way too much. {#Pray}
 


Enough Artic Monkeys Already!! C'mon Bill. They're played way too much. {#Pray}
This song rockssss!!!
 a_genuine_find wrote:
very interesting 

Yes......

Interesting

 jagdriver wrote:
One of Owsley Stanley's favorite "new" groups, I learned today.

 
Little known fact that Arctic Monkey and Paisley Basketball were two of the rejected names for the legendary Orange Sunshine.

 lewie221 wrote:

Here's a theory:

All bands sound the same as themselves (if you see what I mean). That's their "sound."
If you like it, you listen a lot and gradually uncover the subtleties.
If you don't, it will always sound the same.

Is anyone buying that?

 

Sounds good to me.
I think I've posted this in other songs from this album, but the cover always reminds me of the cover for the Ziggy Stardust album.

That's my random observation for the day. {#Angel}
 jagdriver wrote:
One of Owsley Stanley's favorite "new" groups, I learned today.

 
very interesting

 Welly wrote:
All their stuff sounds the same to me. {#Yawn}
 
Here's a theory:

All bands sound the same as themselves (if you see what I mean). That's their "sound."
If you like it, you listen a lot and gradually uncover the subtleties.
If you don't, it will always sound the same.

Is anyone buying that?

Do us a favour Bill, delete Bob Marley. Insert Arctic Monkeys!
One of Owsley Stanley's favorite "new" groups, I learned today.

LOVE this song
 Wizzuvv_oz wrote:

I agree.  I heard it a bazillion times on RP and then didn't hear it for a long time.  NOw it has just gone to 8 for me.  Maybe because I was primed by "Rusty Cage".  Really a most excellent tune I think

 
You make a good point, the song(s) that precede a song may influence our opinion of the song in question. This is in addition to our current mood, state of distraction, etc.
 peter_james_bond wrote:
First time I really listened to this song...and it's terrific!
 
I agree.  I heard it a bazillion times on RP and then didn't hear it for a long time.  NOw it has just gone to 8 for me.  Maybe because I was primed by "Rusty Cage".  Really a most excellent tune I think

First time I really listened to this song...and it's terrific!
 Jack_Straw wrote:
This band is starting to drive me crazy. They were catchy at first a few years ago, now they are just getting annoying.
 
I agree. Over-exposure has put me off. 
 Welly wrote:
All their stuff sounds the same to me. {#Yawn}
 
But they sound great

All their stuff sounds the same to me. {#Yawn}
This band is starting to drive me crazy. They were catchy at first a few years ago, now they are just getting annoying.
Guy's got a notable voice. First time I've heard this and I checked the playlist to see if it was Arctic Monkeys
 betsyroks wrote:
one of the better am songs
 
Really?  Cool.  I like it.  Smart writing.

 ruthless wrote:
TUSK!.....at first.
 
Ha! You and me both, the drum intro is almost identical. I do prefer Fleetwood Mac over this though.

Crank it up! Rock & Roll lives!

Those drums kick butt!

 {#Dancingbanana_2}{#Drummer}{#Bananajam}{#Bananapiano}


{#Bananajam}{#Bananasplit}
 iggam wrote:
These guys seem like such a novelty act, that I'm not sure why they get played so often here. I found them interesting at first, but that wears off really quickly.
 
Don't mean to put them down, like them, but know what you mean.  They burst on the scene with such a bang and were so interesting, bound to cool off really.  First group to be launched into top spot by internet buzz, etc.  (at least in UK) At least they're new, they're competent, and if people like them it cannot be because of nostalgia (which often seems to rule here on RP)

 rockasaurus wrote:

After hearing a couple of their cuts on RP, I checked out a couple of their CDs from the library.  The librarian, a plump, 40-ish woman, takes a look at the name of the band, and says "I love the Arctic Monkeys!  They're my new favorite band!"  Wasn't quite expecting that.


 
I like the sound of your librarian!

 I had to plug the earphones into the computer here at work so I could crank this one!  Lubblee-Gubblee!{#Bananasplit}

 Nice stuff, it's always Arctic Monkeys, or Porcupine Tree when I hear a "new" tune I like. I believe these peopl have
talent. All good music is prone to overplay, if I kept track how many times I have heard Stairway to Heaven - Tequila Sunrise
— Hotel California - Layla— it would be in the 3 and perhaps 4 digets. There is no way to prevent overplay on the classics.
These guys seem like such a novelty act, that I'm not sure why they get played so often here. I found them interesting at first, but that wears off really quickly.
Just what I needed {#Dancingbanana_2}
 purplespider wrote:

Have you... you know... slept- with a lady?

 

... so wots it like?
Well the morning was complete.
There was tears on the steering wheel dripping on the seat,
Several hours or several weeks,
I'd have the cheek to say they're equally as bleak!

It's the beginning of the end, the car went up the hill,
And disappeared around the bend, ask anyone they'll tell you that.
It's these times that it tends,
The start to breaking up, to start to fall apart
Oh! hold on to your heart.

Do me a favour, break my nose!
Do me a favour, tell me to go away!
Do me a favour, stop asking questions!

She walked away, well her shoes were untied,
And the eyes were all red,
You could see that we've cried, and I watched and I waited,
'Till she was inside, forcing a smile and waving goodbye.

Curiousity becomes a heavy load,
Too heavy to hold, too heavy to hold.
Curiousity becomes a heavy load,
Too heavy to hold, will force you to be cold.

And do me a favour, and ask if you need some help!
She said, do me a favour and stop flattering yourself!
How to tear apart the ties that bind, perhaps fuck off, might be too kind,
Perhaps fuck off, might be too kind

stewliscious wrote:

Silly band, we all know monkeys are not an arctic species. I think it is an obscure reference to global warming... the arctic will be sub -tropical in a matter of years (if not months), then LOOK OUT! There will be monkeys and crocodiles and all kinds of crazy shit roaming in Antarctica. Therefore, Arctic Monkeys.

Not quite 'arctic monkeys', but 'snow monkeys' do live in northern Japan:

No monkeys like snow monkeys: Soak up Japan's hot-tubbing wildlife

Japanese macaques, dubbed "snow monkeys," take a dip in a hot spring at Jigokudani Wild Monkey Park in Yamanouchi, a mountain town near the Olympic city of Nagano, Japan. Associated Press file photo by Koji Sasahara, 2004



I love how these guys just storm through one after another of these clever songs that positively leave me gasping by the end...a bit like Franz Ferdy used to do but I think these guys have a bit more staying power (let's hope)...
one of the better am songs
Fast and noisy.
Love it.
 alph wrote:
I don't know what the f*ck an arctic monkey is, but that song rocked the shite. Yes, It rocked so much that i needed to swear twice.

 
Silly band, we all know monkeys are not an arctic species.  I think it is an obscure reference to global warming... the arctic will be sub -tropical in a matter of years (if not months), then LOOK OUT!  There will be monkeys and crocodiles and all kinds of crazy shit roaming in Antarctica.  Therefore, Arctic Monkeys.

 purplespider wrote:
Arctic Monkeys ROCK!! I love that his accent is so thick you can hear it when he sings- most accents disappear. I turned up the volume, and my feet & head are bobbing along..{#Jump}
 
Aye, t'lad's singing in a South Yorkshire accent, 'appen as like. A very softened version of it, believe me - everyday Yorkshire accent and dialect takes some getting used to. It's great that this and other groups are striving to keep their regional accents, and in the case of the AM singing about their regions, and not using bland generic mid-Atlantic drones. 7 from the Nottingham jury.


 ThePoose wrote:
Is she a goer?
Know what I mean?
nudge nudge
wink wink
say no more
 
Have you... you know... slept- with a lady?

Arctic Monkeys ROCK!! I love that his accent is so thick you can hear it when he sings- most accents disappear. I turned up the volume, and my feet & head are bobbing along..{#Jump}

Saw them at the Austin City Limits Festival last year...Great Brit-boy band{#Drummer}


After hearing a couple of their cuts on RP, I checked out a couple of their CDs from the library.  The librarian, a plump, 40-ish woman, takes a look at the name of the band, and says "I love the Arctic Monkeys!  They're my new favorite band!"  Wasn't quite expecting that.


I've been really digging this band lately
I don't know what the f*ck an arctic monkey is, but that song rocked the shite. Yes, It rocked so much that i needed to swear twice.

One one the best new bands in a very long time. And I'm old and I should know.
I'm not really sure why there's so much animosity towards the Arctic Monkeys? If it is because they are overplayed on commercial radio then...
rtrudeau wrote:
I'll take U.K. bands for $100, Alex. :ask:
So what....?
I always thought that if BillG was in a bad mood one day and hates his day job (heaven forbid!), he could put this "Do Me A Favour" in a set with "Save It for Later" and "All You Do Is Talk"... Oh, hang on, hasn't he already?
rtrudeau wrote:
I'll take U.K. bands for $100, Alex. :ask:
Proof that Miss South Carolina was right the first time
luv this band, keep playin more ;)
I can accept these guys once in a while I guess. These guys will get my lowest score that I will give on RP.
jools wrote:
Now this is better than Yes and U2
prickelpit96 wrote:
Strange combination...
I'll take U.K. bands for $100, Alex. :ask:
jools wrote:
Now this is better than Yes and U2
Strange combination...
Now this is better than Yes and U2
TUSK!.....at first.
This is growing on me more and more... :clap:
cayenne wrote:
Oh good, it's not just me.
Me too.....every time.
Inflatablewoman wrote:
Do me a favour and play some more Arctic Monkeys.
Yes! I vote for Fluorescent Adolescent.
Ahnyer_Keester wrote:
An excellent follow up to this would be Tusk by Fleetwood Mac!! nudge nudge hint hint wink wink say no more.
Is she a goer? Know what I mean? nudge nudge wink wink say no more
I can hear Joe and the Mescaleros doing this number.
Really good album, but the production relies on compression, making the whole thing sound flat and bright.
I adore this song and the album art is fantastic, too.
Great lyrics. Great song. Great band. (and this isn't even one of their best)
ScottFromWyoming wrote:
Oh good, it's not just me.
YESInflatablewoman wrote:
Do me a favour and play some more Arctic Monkeys. Super track.
Do me a favour and play some more Arctic Monkeys. Super track.
I like that monkey music :bananasplit:
ScottFromWyoming wrote:
I hear Billy Idol's White Wedding at the beginning of the track myself.
hello placebo nice sound
+1 for the spy-music arrangement.
Bought this after hearing it on RP. This song has great lyrics--in the classic English lyric-writing tradition. Talented band.
Ahnyer_Keester wrote:
But apparently my suggestion wasn't a goer, eh?
Still, mwooooooh, eh? Mwoohohohohoo, eh? Hohohohohoho, eh? :yes:
esotericderek wrote:
A nod's as good as a wink to a blind bat. :wink:
But apparently my suggestion wasn't a goer, eh?
that was a bit placebo-ish likey!
Ahnyer_Keester wrote:
nudge nudge hint hint wink wink say no more.
A nod's as good as a wink to a blind bat. :wink:
dang, how are these kids so f'in good?
Very good song ! Thanks
An excellent follow up to this would be Tusk by Fleetwood Mac!! nudge nudge hint hint wink wink say no more.
I'm hearing Morrisey echoing in my ears here (is he perhaps wearing a wooly monkey suit to ward off the cold?)
Just got this album, very good!