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Arctic Monkeys - Old Yellow Bricks

Old yellow bricks,
Love's a risk,
Quite the little Escapoligist
Looked so miffed,
When you wished,
For a thousand places better than this,

You are the fugitive,
But you don't know what you're runnin from,
You can't kid us,
And you couldn't trick anyone,
Houdini, love you don't know what you're runnin away from,

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

She was enraged by the way,
That the emperor put traps in the cage,
And the days she being dull,
Lead to nights readin beer bottles,

You're such a fugitive,
But you don't know what you're runnin from,
You can't kid us,
And you couldn't trick anyone,
Houdini, love you don't know what you're runnin away from,

Who wants to sleep in the 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 a fugitive but you don't know what you're runnin away from,

She said I want to sleep in the city that never wakes up,
And revel in nostalgia,
I know I said he wants to sleep in the city that never wakes up but,
Dorothy was right though

A familiar theme for the band is the 1939 film "The Wizard of Oz". In 2007 at the Brit Awards the band dressed in Wizard of Oz and Village People costumes for their acceptance videos. Also this track's title is similar to the yellow-brick road, which Dorothy followed to reach the Emerald City, and it ends with the line "Dorothy was right though." This was written by singer Alex Turner and Jon McClure. The latter is best known for fronting Reverend and the Makers, who had a UK #8 hit in 2007 with "Heavyweight Champion Of The World." Both Turner and McClure come from Sheffield and they once shared a flat.

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