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Arctic Monkeys

Arctic Monkeys are an English indie rock band. Formed in 2002 in High Green, a suburb of Sheffield, the band currently consists of Alex Turner (lead vocals, lead/rhythm guitar), Jamie Cook (rhythm/lead guitar), Nick O'Malley (bass guitar, backing vocals) and Matt Helders (drums, backing vocals). Fo… more »

I thought I saw you in the battleship 
But it was only a look a like
She was nothing but a vision trick
 Under the warning light
She was close, close enough to be your ghost 
But my chances turned to toast 
When I asked her if I could call her your name

I thought I saw you in the rusty hook
 Huddled up in wicker chair
I wandered up for a closer look
And kissed who ever was sitting there

She was close, and she held me very tightly 
'Til I asked awfully politely, please 
Can I call you her name

And I elongated my lift home,
Yeah I let him go the long way round 
I smelt your scent on the seat belt
And kept my shortcuts to myself 

I thought I saw you in the parrots beak
 Messing with the smoke alarm
It was too loud for me to hear her speak 
And she had a broken arm

It was close, so close that the walls were wet
And she wrote it out in letraset 
No you can't call me her name

Tell me where's your hiding place
I'm worried I'll forget your face
And I've asked everyone
I'm beginning to think I imagined you all along 

I elongated my lift home
Yeah I let him go the long way 'round
I smelt your scent on the seat belt
And kept my shortcuts to myself 

I saw your sister in the cornerstone 
On the phone to the middle man
When I saw that she was on her own
I thought she might understand

She was close, well you couldn't get much closer 
She said I'm really not supposed to but yes,
You can call me anything you want

Written by: ALEX TURNER

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