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Arctic Monkeys – Black Treacle lyrics

Lately I've been seeing things
Belly button piercings in the sky at night
When we're side by side
And I don't mean to rain on anybody's cabaret
One of those games you're gonna lose
But you wanna play it just incase

And now it's getting dark and the sky looks sticky
More like black treacle than tar
Black treacle
Somebody told the stars you're not coming out tonight
Until we find a place to hide


Does it help you stay up late?
Does it help you concentrate?
Is it true you win when you chew your chin?
And ruining your fun
And you talk the talk alright
Do you walk the walk or catch the train?
You wanted it, you got it
But you don't want it now

Now it's getting dark and the sky looks sticky
More like black treacle than tar
Black treacle
Somebody told the stars you're not coming out tonight
Until we find a place to hide

And now I'm out of place and I'm not getting any wiser
I feel like the Sundance Kid behind a synthesiser
And I tried last night to pack away the laugh
Like a key under the mat
But it never seems to be there when you want it

Black treacle
Black treacle
Black treacle



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    UnregisteredNov 29, 2011 at 10:11 am
    1st verse, it's: I don't mean to rain on anyone's cabriolet (pronounced cab-ro-lay in northern england) a cabriolet is an open top convertible car. This is exactly the kind of word play that alex uses in his songs. Raining on a cabaret would just be bollocks!
    In the chorus the last line is: '. And so they found a place to hide. ' alex is referring to the stars that aren't comin out.
    4th line, 2nd verse is 'am I ruining your fun? '
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    UnregisteredOct 8, 2011 at 11:25 pm
    Do all these lyric sites just copy each other? They appear to all have the same mistakes. You're right it is Cabriolet, not Cabaret, and "tune your in" is right as well.
    Toward the end he says, "I tried last night to pack away your life", Not "pack away the laugh". Also the chorus is "more like black treacle -than thyme", not "tar". Song lyric sites don't seem to be worth much anymore. Better off guessing yourself.

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