Franz Ferdinand Lyrics

Franz Ferdinand

1. Jacqueline
Jacqueline was seventeen
Working on a desk
When Ivor
Peered above a spectacle
Forgot that he had wrecked a girl
Sometimes these eyes
Forget the face they’re peering from
When the face they peer upon
Well, you know
That face as i do
And how in the return of tha gaze
She can return you the face
That you are staring from

It’s always better on holiday
So much better on holiday
That’s why we only work when
We need the money

Gregor was down again
Said come on, kick me again
Said i’m so drunk
I don’t mind if you kill me
Come on you gutless
I’m alive
I’m alive
I’m alive
And how i know it
But for chips and for freedom
I could die

It’s always better on holiday…

2. Tell Her Tonight
I only watched her walk, but she saw it
I only heard her talk, but she saw it
I only touched her lips but she saw it
I only kissed her lips, but she saw it
Gonna have to tell her tonight [x4] She only flicked her eyes, but I saw it
She only swung her hair, but I saw it
She only shook her hips, but I saw it
She only licked her lips, but I saw it
Gonna have to tell her tonight [x4]

Hey, I’ll have to tell her, you tell her tonight, yeah
I’ll have to tell her, tell her tonight, yeah
I’ll have to tell her, to tell her tonight, yeah
I’ll have to tell her, to tell her tonight

I only held her hand, but she saw it
I only watched her walk, but she saw it
I only touched her neck but she saw it
I only kissed her lips, but she saw it
Gonna have to tell her tonight [x4]

Hey, I’ll have to tell her, you tell her tonight, yeah
Hey, I’ll have to tell her, you tell her tonight, yeah
You have to tell her, you tell her tonight, oh yeah

3. Take Me Out
So if you’re lonely
You know I’m here waiting for you
I’m just a crosshair
I’m just a shot away from you
And if you leave here
You leave me broken, shattered, I lie
I’m just a crosshair
I’m just a shot, then we can die

I know I won’t be leaving here with you

I say don’t you know
You say you don’t know
I say… take me out!

I say you don’t show
Don’t move, time is slow
I say… take me out!

I say you don’t know
You say you don’t know
I say… take me out!

If I move this could die
If eyes move this could die
I want you…to take me out!

I know I won’t be leaving here (with you)
I know I won’t be leaving here
I know I won’t be leaving here (with you)
I know I won’t be leaving here with you

I say don’t you know?
You say you don’t know
I say take me out

If I wane, this can die
If I wane, this can die
I want you to take me out

If I move, this could die
If eyes move, this could die
Come on, take me out

I know I won’t be leaving here
I know I won’t be leaving here
I know I won’t be leaving here
I know I won’t be leaving here with you

4. The Dark Of The Matinée
You take your white finger
Slide the nail under the top and bottom buttons of my blazer
Relax the fraying wool, slacken ties
And I’m not to look at you in the shoe, but the eyes, find the eyes

Find me and follow me through corridors, refectories and files
You must follow, leave this academic factory
You will find me in the matinee
The dark of the matinee
It’s better in the matinee
The dark of the matinee is mine
Yes it’s mine

I time every journey to bump into you, accidentally
I charm you and tell you of the boys I hate
All the girls I hate
All the words I hate
All the clothes I hate
How I’ll never be anything I hate
You smile, mention something that you like
How you’d have a happy life if you did the things you like

Find me and follow me through corridors, refectories and files
You must follow, leave this academic factory
You will find me in the matinee
The dark of the matinee
It’s better in the matinee
The dark of the matinee is mine
Yes it’s mine

So I’m on BBC2 now, telling Terry Wogan how I made it
What I made is unclear now, but his deference is and his laughter is
My words and smile are so easy now
Yes, It’s easy now
Yes, It’s easy now

Find me and follow me through corridors, refectories and files
You must follow, leave this academic factory
You will find me in the matinee
The dark of the matinee
It’s better in the matinee
The dark of the matinee is mine
Yes it’s mine

5. Auf Acshe
You see her, you can’t touch her
You hear her, you can’t hold her
You want her, you can’t have her
You want to, but she won’t let you
You see her, you can’t touch her
You hear her, you can’t hold her
You want her, you can’t have her
You want to, but she won’t let you

She’s not so special so look what you’ve done, boy
She’s not so special so look what you’ve done, boy
She’s not so special so look what you’ve done

Now you wish she’d never come back here again
Oh, never come back here again

You see her, you can’t touch her
You hear her, you can’t hold her
You want her, you can’t have her
You want to, but she won’t let you

You see her, you can’t touch her
You hear her, you can’t hold her
You want her, you can’t have her
You want to, but she won’t let you

She’s not so special so look what you’ve done, boy
She’s not so special so look what you’ve done, boy
She’s not so special so look what you’ve done

6. Cheating On You
Goodbye girl, because I’m lonely
Goodbye girl, it isn’t over
Goodbye girl, because it’s only love
Goodbye girl, you know you want me
Goodbye girl, yes I’m a loser
Goodbye girl, you know it’s only love

I’m cheating on you, yeah
I’m cheating on you, yeah
I’m cheating on you, yeah
You’re cheating on me

Goodbye girl, you are are the only one
Goodbye girl, I know you want me
Goodbye girl, you are the only love

Goodbye girl, now if you’re lonely
Goodbye girl, why don’t you join me
Goodbye girl, you know it’s only love

I’m cheating on you, yeah
I’m cheating on you, yeah
I’m cheating on you, yeah
I’m cheating on me

Oh, watch out! Watch out!
I’m cheating on you!

Goodbye girl, goodbye girl
Goodbye girl, goodbye girl

7. This Fire
Eyes, boring a way through me
Paralyse, controlling completely
Now there is a fire in me
A fire that burns

This fire is out of control
I’m going to burn this city
Burn this city
This fire is out of control
I’m going to burn this city
Burn this city
This fire is out of control
I’m going to burn this city
Burn this city
This fire is out of control
I’m going to burn it, I’ll burn it
I, I, I’ll burn it down

Eyes, burning a way through me
Overwhelm, destroying so sweetly
Now, there is a fire within me
A fire that burns

This fire is out of control
I’m going to burn this city
Burn this city
This fire is out of control
I’m going to burn this city
Burn this city
This fire is out of control
Then I, I’m out of control
And I burn,

Oh, how I burn for you
Burn, oh how I burn for you
Burn, how I
Burn, how I
Burn, oh how I…

This fire is out of control,
I’m gonna burn this city,
Burn this city…

8. Darts Of Pleasure
You are the latest contender
You are the one to remember
You are the villain who sends her
Light or dark, fantastic passion
I know that you will surrender
I know that you will surrender
I want this fantastic passion
We’ll have fantastic passion

You can feel my lips undress your eyes
Undress your eyes, undress your eyes
Words of love and words so leisured
Words of poisoned darts of pleasure
Died… and so you died

You are the latest adventure
You’re an emotion avenger
You are the devil that sells her
Light or dark, fantastic passion

I know that you will surrender
I know that you will surrender
I want this fantastic passion
We’ll have fantastic passion

You can feel my lips undress your eyes
Undress your eyes, undress your eyes
Skin can feel my lips they tingle – tense anticipation
This one is an easy one, feel the word and melt upon it
Words of love and words so leisured
Words of poisoned darts of pleasure
Died and so you died

[German] Ich heiße Superphantastisch!
Ich trinke Schampus mit Lachsfisch!
Ich heiße Su-per-phan-tas-tisch!
9. Michael
This is where I’ll be
So heavenly
So come and Dance with me Michael

So Sexy, I’m sexy
So come and dance with me Michael

I’m all that you see, you wanna see
So come and dance with me Michael

So close now, so close now
So come and dance with me
So come and dance with me
So come and dance with me

Michael you’re the boy with all the leather hips
Stucky hair, sticky hips stubble on my sticky lips
Michael you’re the only one I ever want only one I ever want only one I ever want
Beautiful boys on a beautiful dance floor
Michael you’re dancing like a beautiful dance-whore
Michael waiting on a Silver platter now
And nothing matters now

This is what I am I am a man so come and dance with me Michael

So strong now it’s strong now
So come and dance with me Michael

I’m all that you’ll be you’ll ever see
So come and dance with me Michael

So close now. You’re close now
Come and dance with me come and dance with me So come and dance with me!

Michael you’re the boy with the leather hips sticky hair sticky lips stubble on my sticky hips
Beautiful boys on a beautiful dance floor Michael you’re dancing like a beautiful dance whore
Michael waiting on a silver platter now
And nothing matters now!
Nothing matters now nothing matters now and nothing matters now

Michael you’re the boy with the leather hips sticky hair sticky lips stubble on my sticky lips Beautiful boys on a beautiful dance floor
Michael you’re dancing like a beautiful dance whore
Michael waiting on a silver platter now…
And nothing matters now!

10. Come On Home
Although my lover lives in a place that I can’t live
I kind of find I like a life this lonely
It rips and pierces me, in places I can’t see
I love the rip of nerves
The rip that wakes me
So I’m dissatisfied, I love dissatisfied
I love to feel there’s always more that I need

So Come On Home
So Come On Home
So Come On Home
Home!

You’re where you want to be,
I’m where I want to be
Come on
We’re chasing everything we’ve ever wanted
I replace you easily, replace pathetically
I flirt with any flighty thing that falls my way
But how I needed you
When I needed you.
Lets not forget we are so strong, so bloody strong

So Come On Home
So Come On Home
So Come On Home
Home!

Blue light falls upon your perfect skin
Falls and you draw back again
Falls and this is how I fell

And I cannot forget
And I cannot forget

Come on home
So come on home
So come on home
But don’t forget to leave

11. 40 Ft
As i glance once upon the foam
40′ beneath my feet
The coldest calm falls
Through the molten veins
Cooling all the blood to slush
That congeals around the again

La la la

40′ remain

Salt scales upon my drying arms
Burn my back beneath the sun
But I am cold beneath the burning rays
Lookingdown, looking down
Down, down again

La la la

40′ remain