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Arctic Monkeys — Old Yellow Bricks
Album: Favourite Worst Nightmare
Avg rating:
5.9

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Total ratings: 315









Released: 2007
Length: 3:05
Plays (last 30 days): 0
Old yellow bricks, love's a risk
Quite the little escapologist
Love's so miffed when you wish
For a thousand places better than this

You are the fugitive but you don't know what you're running from
You can't kid us and you couldn't trick anyone
Houdini, love, you don't know what you're running away from

Who wants to sleep in a city that never wakes up?
Blinded by nostalgia
Who wants to sleep in a city that never wakes up?

She was enraged by the way
That the emperor put traps in the cage
And the days, she deemed dull
Leading to nights reading beer bottles

You're such a fugitive but you don't know what you're running from
You can't kid us and you couldn't trick anyone
Houdini, love, you don't know what you're running away from

Who wants to sleep in a city that never wakes up?
Blinded by nostalgia
Who wants to sleep in a city that never wakes up?

You're at a loss just because
It wasn't all that you thought it was
You are the fugitive, but you don't know what you're running away from

She said, "I want to sleep in a city that never wakes up
And revel in nostalgia"
"I know," I said, "He wants to sleep in a city that never wakes up, but
Dorothy was right, though"
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Well put Wild!!

 
ClaireWild wrote:
AWFUL
 


AWFUL
this is a 7-8 song ..
petercroob wrote:
not the best track on the album, but it's ok. their spastic and fun.
Their spastic and fun what? :ask:
Jamunca wrote:
Does that jangly guitar sound a bit like the Knight Rider theme song? No? Just me? hmmm.
absolutely, I thought it was just at the end, but upon closer listening, the Knight Rider theme song basically forms the backbone of this entire track
RadioDoc wrote:
I'll donate $50 right now to get this overplayed POS off the playlist....over and above my monthly $10. Bill? Maybe a new revenue stream? Reverse-Payola? :)
Paypala.
I love that Dorothy was right!
MJMJ wrote:
This is merely noise
Man, kids these days and their noisy "rock and roll"!!!!!
I like this song, but you r right it is not the right time of day. I can't think of what the right time would be even right now-
Maybe it's the time of day, but goddamn this thing gives me a headache. 2 - the prototypical "marginal" song.
"Dorofee wus rite Doe!"
Franz Arctic Monkeynand?
This is merely noise
Can't understand why everyone gets so excited about this band, who I find completely unlistenable. I have to say that as a Brit, I'm embarrassed by Arctic Monkeys, just in case the rest of the world thinks this is the best we can do.
sunnysoul03 wrote:
OK....I think this album just officially made my 'To Buy' list
:yes:
not the best track on the album, but it's ok. their spastic and fun.
Jamunca wrote:
Does that jangly guitar sound a bit like the Knight Rider theme song? No? Just me? hmmm.
Not just you. :ask:
"don't know what you're running away from..." This! a generous 2...
RadioDoc wrote:
I'll donate $50 right now to get this overplayed POS off the playlist....over and above my monthly $10. Bill? Maybe a new revenue stream? Reverse-Payola? :)
Dude, its only rock'n'roll. But I like it.
I'll donate $50 right now to get this overplayed POS off the playlist....over and above my monthly $10. Bill? Maybe a new revenue stream? Reverse-Payola? :)
DeemerDave wrote:
...or the Bay City Rollers? ...or The Knack?
I gave a listen to Get The Knack a little while back for the first time in about 20 years. I'd remembered it as being a much shallower brand of pop than it is, probably from over-saturation of My Sharona. But give it another listen, you might find that it's a better album than you remember, or you might not. But there's no denyin' that Good Girls Don't is a solid piece of rock'n'roll.
Does that jangly guitar sound a bit like the Knight Rider theme song? No? Just me? hmmm.
Paul_in_Australia wrote:
What, more over rated than Hootie and the BlowFish?
...or the Bay City Rollers? ...or The Knack?
rocco1207 wrote:
OK... this just officially made my overplayed on RP list
Yep
sunnysoul03 wrote:
OK....I think this album just officially made my 'To Buy' list
OK... this just officially made my overplayed on RP list
OK....I think this album just officially made my 'To Buy' list
Too faddy
every time i hear this song, my rating goes up. so so catchy. i'm super excited about their ACL appearance.
wally42 wrote:
WHAAAAAAAAAA?!?!? Perhaps you've been told that you were listening to Dire Straits when you were actually listening to Oasis.
No, I'd happily split the prize for most over-rated band between Dire Straits and Oasis. In fact, I'd pay good money to watch them fight over it. My cash would be on Liam to give Knopfler a right pasting.
themotion wrote:
this is a message board ... not a cover letter. :doh:
To whom it may concern, I agree. With utmost sincerity, STINGRAY!
Pazzat wrote:
Do you want me to redirect you to the Dire Straits section where this comment belongs?
WHAAAAAAAAAA?!?!? Perhaps you've been told that you were listening to Dire Straits when you were actually listening to Oasis.
Whirlpool wrote:
So tired of these guys. Most over-rated band ever.
Do you want me to redirect you to the Dire Straits section where this comment belongs?
I am an Arctic monkey too so I guess I'll just shut up.(small7)
NeilBlanchard wrote:
Hello, Do you think the singer is trying to be annoying? Neil
this is a message board ... not a cover letter. :doh:
Whirlpool wrote:
So tired of these guys. Most over-rated band ever.
What, more over rated than Hootie and the BlowFish?
tedious
So tired of these guys. Most over-rated band ever.
dear neil, no, i'm sure the singer is not trying to be annoying. are you? rah
Would be a 7 if the lyrics didn't suck. I give it a 6 for the tune.
Bleh!
Clashesque
I think this song is most likeable! :bananajam:
Hello, Do you think the singer is trying to be annoying? Neil
i like that knight rider-y guitar at the end.
Creative little buggers, these monkeys from the arctic. Whodathunkit? :ask:
Wizzuvv_oz wrote:
I'm hearing a lot of FF in a lot of AM.
Franz Ferdinand, Gorrilas, and a bit of white stripes too - not a bad mix.
mongoose01ca wrote:
Am I the only one hearing a lot of Franz Ferdinand in this?
I'm hearing a lot of FF in a lot of AM.
Ah yes, this week's "Next Big Thing". Yawn.
That last few seconds sounds like an interpretation of the Knight Rider theme. Nice!
Am I the only one hearing a lot of Franz Ferdinand in this?
That was a pretty good segue... Twilight Zone crossfaded into this... nice. Haven't heard this song before either... I'll have to check these monkeys out.
OOOOOOOOO! New CD!! I'm so excited!!
woo hoo arctic!
Today's my day for "first posts"