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Album: Favourite Worst Nightmare
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Released: 2007
Length: 4:08
Plays (last 30 days): 2
I'm going back to 505
If it's a 7-hour flight or a 45-minute drive
In my imagination, you're waiting, lying on your side
With your hands between your thighs

Stop and wait a sec
Oh, when you look at me like that, my darling, what did you expect?
I'd probably still adore you with your hands around my neck
Or I did last time I checked

Not shy of a spark
A knife twists at the thought that I should fall short of the mark
Frightened by the bite, no, it's no harsher than the bark
The middle of adventure, such a perfect place to start

I'm going back to 505
If it's a 7-hour flight or a 45-minute drive
In my imagination, you're waiting, lying on your side
With your hands between your thighs

But I crumble completely when you cry
It seems like once again you've had to greet me with goodbye
I'm always just about to go and spoil the surprise
Take my hands off of your eyes too soon

Well, I'm going back to 505
If it's a 7-hour flight or a 45-minute drive
In my imagination, you're waiting, lying on your side
With your hands between your thighs and a smile
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I love this song,
 Dragonfly_Launch wrote:
jone_ston wrote:
I just can't get past the singer's horrible accent. I have nothing against that sort of accent in general, but when sung it really grates on me for some reason.
I need you to understand what an assinine comment this is. And if you are judging a song on this basis? WTF? I'm sure your accent grates on most of the population of Australia and China. Mine as well. Especially if I sang something.
 
Well that's not very fair. I really enjoy British accents (as long as they aren't so heavy as to require subtitles!) 

But it seems to me no more or less asinine for someone to really enjoy an accent as opposed to being put off by one. So, would I have been out of line if I had said I liked the singer's accent?

*shrug*
I love this song.
 lizardking wrote:
BillG must think, like I do, of New Mexico, cuz of the 505 area code....next up is Shawn Mullins' 'Santa Fe' - not sure if the 505 in this song is about NM or an apartment number.....still...that's what I think of so the segue is great (as per usual!) 
Long Live RP!!
 
Oh hey... I live in Albuquerque! And 505 makes me think of the area code here too!
BillG must think, like I do, of New Mexico, cuz of the 505 area code....next up is Shawn Mullins' 'Santa Fe' - not sure if the 505 in this song is about NM or an apartment number.....still...that's what I think of so the segue is great (as per usual!) 
Long Live RP!!
Thanks Bill!
like this flow
i think it fits the ticket and then some. 8
I just can't get into their music too much - heard them live on Sirius at ACL (I think) and it was pretty dreadful.  But I really like this song.
Better every time I hear this. 9->10.  I'd love to see them live, but alas they probably won't play a show in Alaska anytime soon.  Probably have to wait another 30 years till they come play the state fair because they are washed up, like all the old bands do when they don't know how to call it quits.  This year we had Goo Goo Dolls, Three Dog Night, Stone Sour.
Cold Apes!
Really like this.
Fantastic gig last night in Lyon. So rock'n roll. Definitely worth listening to live.
Incredible band, incredible song!
 The_Walrus wrote:
One of the world's best bands for a number of years now. Fabulous lyricist, and like Fred (below) I love that they retain and sing in their Sheffield accents (though I admit to bias on that score!)
 
100% agree.  I didn't appreciate them until I found RP, though.  They never miss the mark in the Bristol office.
Good Heavens, this song REALLY ROCKS, RIGHT ABOUT — HERE!  Still one of the most exciting builds & breakouts ever set down!
Agree. Love em.
it seems that everytime i hear something good/interesting on RP and i check to see who it is i see they are playing another Arctic Monkeys song
 
 fredriley wrote:

? {#Stupid} I listened to a lot of music in the 80s, popular and alternative, and the Arctic Monkeys wouldn't fit into any 'genre' from that period. There are influences from 80s (and current) bands (The Fall comes to mind) but that could be said about many modern bands. AM are very much of our modern times, IMO. I love the way that they're unapologetically South Yorkshire Tykes, and sing about life in Sheffield, 'appen, in proper Sheffield accents, without morphing into some kind of mid-Atlantic genericity (is that a word) that so many other Brit bands have done.



 
Nice to hear genuine accents.  We are not Americans, so why pretend that we are?  Richard Ashcroft, are you listening?  Thought not.
One of the world's best bands for a number of years now. Fabulous lyricist, and like Fred (below) I love that they retain and sing in their Sheffield accents (though I admit to bias on that score!)

wow .. that was awesome.  First time I've heard this.  Quite like it  {#Cheers}
{#Cheers} ....... enjoying this, really good
For me, sometimes it CAN'T get any better than when they stop everything and he SCREAMS, just like the angst I know in my heart...
First listen - wow!
This song just keeps getting better after every listen.  The driving beat and instrumentation + lyrical imagery + passionate vocals = great fuckin' song.
Love it .. {#Motor}
I like it too  EssexTex wrote:
Great band..freshest sound for a long time
 


Really not bad!!
a good day!
Pr33ty solid! {#Dancingbanana_2}
We will certainly here lots from the Monkeys the next years!
CERTAINLY!!!

yes! a good monkey's song.
Plain Rocks
Sometimes a song succeeds by virtue of a great driving beat and really good instrumentals. In this case it would make the grade without any lyrics.
 jools wrote:
Don't care what some of you muso-snobs say - this is a great track.  So there
 
        {#Dancingbanana_2}  {#Roflol}  {#Music} 

 FlatCat wrote:
Such a harsh, unpleasant sound.
 
WOW! That's a harsh critique from someone who rates the harsh unpleasant sounds of Bob Dylan's Highway 61 Revisited as GODLIKE, I can't get through 4 bars of that piece, this is wonderful.

so many teenage feelings 'round there. like it

i just don't 'get' this band. seem highly overrated to me. different league to Franz Ferdinand, for example
 MusicRookie wrote:
Sort of reminds me of one of the bands that you would hear while watching "The Young Ones" Here is a link that has all the songs and bands that I am talking about https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Young_Ones_(TV_series) Sort of an 80's British band sound.....
 
Agreed.  I know exactly what you are talking about - it gives me the same vibe.
"i'd prolly still adore you with your hands around my neck, or i did last time i checked"

yikes!  diving head first into destructive relationships seem to be a theme with this band... but the instrumentation is always top notch. :)
 MusicRookie wrote:
Sort of reminds me of one of the bands that you would hear while watching "The Young Ones" Here is a link that has all the songs and bands that I am talking about https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Young_Ones_(TV_series) Sort of an 80's British band sound.....
 
? {#Stupid} I listened to a lot of music in the 80s, popular and alternative, and the Arctic Monkeys wouldn't fit into any 'genre' from that period. There are influences from 80s (and current) bands (The Fall comes to mind) but that could be said about many modern bands. AM are very much of our modern times, IMO. I love the way that they're unapologetically South Yorkshire Tykes, and sing about life in Sheffield, 'appen, in proper Sheffield accents, without morphing into some kind of mid-Atlantic genericity (is that a word) that so many other Brit bands have done.


 jools wrote:
Not heard this for a while!

Reminds me of last summer....!

Great lyrics! 
 
I love Alex Turner's vocal - and lyrics. Did you hear the Last Shadow Puppets album he did? Really good

 d00kie wrote:
7 => 8!
 
ditto

Not heard this for a while!

Reminds me of last summer....!

Great lyrics! 
{#Arrow}  9

"With your 'ans between your thighs," Love it. Summer 2008


 Nadine wrote:
cool!

didn't know rp airplays this song!

  More like "iPlays." {#Angel}


just one word: awesome!
cool!

didn't know rp airplays this song!

BRMC then AM? perfect for tonite...thank you~
I likey
great song!!!
 jpfueler wrote:

Same for me upped it to 8

 
Ditto!

d00kie wrote:
7 => 8!


Same for me upped it to 8

7 => 8!
Don't care what some of you muso-snobs say - this is a great track.  So there
Sort of reminds me of one of the bands that you would hear while watching "The Young Ones" Here is a link that has all the songs and bands that I am talking about: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/The_Young_Ones_(TV_series) Sort of an 80's British band sound.....
nice power pop
A song about his gal waiting in room 505 with "her hands between her thighs" and he'll do anything he can to get back to the hotel room... that's hot. Fantastic song with great lyrics.
Such a harsh, unpleasant sound.
jools wrote:
Great - hasn't been played for a while!!!
there's a good reason for not playing this.....it sucks! ;-)
Great - hasn't been played for a while!!!
EssexTex wrote:
Great band..freshest sound for a long time
Ditto!
Great band..freshest sound for a long time
Dragonfly_Launch wrote:
I need you to understand what an assinine comment this is. And if you are judging a song on this basis? WTF? I'm sure your accent grates on most of the population of Australia and China. Mine as well. Especially if I sang something.
If your accent grates on them, especially if you sang something, they probably wold not want to listen to you sing. Just a guess.
Me too ! :yes: DoctorHooey wrote:
I just added this album to my "must buy" list.
I just added this album to my "must buy" list.
jone_ston wrote:
I just can't get past the singer's horrible accent. I have nothing against that sort of accent in general, but when sung it really grates on me for some reason.
I need you to understand what an assinine comment this is. And if you are judging a song on this basis? WTF? I'm sure your accent grates on most of the population of Australia and China. Mine as well. Especially if I sang something.
I like their more mature sound.
Can we please take this song out of rotation? I could stand to hear it once a month, tops.
damn monkeys!
Awesome tune. The best selection from this album.
I just can't get past the singer's horrible accent. I have nothing against that sort of accent in general, but when sung it really grates on me for some reason.
Diggable Segue from Iron&Wine =)
Not your fathers Monkeys!! :bananapiano:
:dancingbanana: :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana: :dancingbanana:
These Monkeys do a fine job at music !!
I really really want to like this album. . .but I'm finding myself rating most of what I hear no higher than a 6. Including this one. If those were all 7s, I'd totally buy it. . .but 6. . .eh. Just not quite there.
cheeky monkeys!!!
crockydile wrote:
Four Artic Monkeys banging on instruments will not eventually reproduce the works of Yes.
Neither will five members of Yes, for that matter. :eh:
crockydile wrote:
Four Artic Monkeys banging on instruments will not eventually reproduce the works of Yes.
My first thought, after I stopped laughing, was "And thank God for it!"
Four Artic Monkeys banging on instruments will not eventually reproduce the works of Yes.
The next giants of music - just love this band. Saw them recently at Paleo festival - outstanding, great presence for such a young band. Onward and upward you little monkeys!
An old navy friend of mine told me of an acronym EMHO, but it won't apply to our friend EMO, IMO
cmrump wrote:
What is the 505 anyway?
"penned on a late-night train journey alone from Philadelphia to New York to rendezvous with his then-girlfriend in the hotel room of the title"
What is the 505 anyway?
cool. in a very nerdy way.
Repetitive... not particularly good. It just alternates between 2 chords incessantly.
Lots of nice things happening on this track! Nice pic of D & I, Bokey!
It's growing on me....
Cruithne3753 wrote:
The wieeeerdest thing happened to me the other daaaaay....
OK so the consensus is Emo Phillips (click here) was a punk rocker?
Zep wrote:
You mean EMO, right? :wink:
?
Zep wrote:
You mean EMO, right? :wink:
Crazy kids! :biggrin:
"penned on a late-night train journey alone from Philadelphia to New York to rendezvous with his then-girlfriend in the hotel room of the title"
Duffalo wrote:
Unobjectionable, IMO.
You mean EMO, right? :wink:
mcoderre wrote:
sick and tired of everyone qualifying everything as EMO. Read up on your definitions people!
Did you think the first comment was saying this was EMO but just spelled it wrong? Cuz that individual wrote IMO, short for "in my opinion." Hopefully that doesn't take the wind out of your sails though, cuz we all enjoy a good rant about emo. I am sure there is a Dashboard Confessional song that needs a comment somewhere.
mcoderre wrote:
sick and tired of everyone qualifying everything as EMO. Read up on your definitions people!
The intertubes have generated a new definition of "emo", capturing things like "whines in their blog about how much their life sucks", "wears black", and "cuts self". Most of the places I see it used in that sense it's met dismissively. Not sure how this sense applies to music, where it is distinct from the genre known as emo. Compare Emo (music) to Emo (slang) on Wikipedia. Obviously, it gets confusing when people apply the latter to the former.
mcoderre wrote:
sick and tired of everyone qualifying everything as EMO. Read up on your definitions people!
Go it.
sick and tired of everyone qualifying everything as EMO. Read up on your definitions people!
and I'm not saying this coz I like. it's just not EMO
this aint EMO.
You know...I don't want to like them, but I can't help it. Most of their stuff is catchy.
Duffalo wrote:
Unobjectionable, IMO.
Yeah I got that feeling too.
A one!?! The only way I could rate this a one is if it were playing when my big brother closed me up in the hideaway bed for an hour, believing it to be funny. Why a one?
Unobjectionable, IMO.