Franz Ferdinand Lyrics

You Could Have It So Much Better

1. The Fallen
Some say you’re trouble, boy
Just because you like to destroy
All the things that bring the idiots joy
Well, what’s wrong with a little destruction?

And the Kunst won’t talk to you
Because you kissed St Rollox Adieu
Because you robbed a supermarket or two
Well, who gives a damn about the prophets of Tesco?

Did I see you in a limousine
Flinging out the fish and the unleavened
Turn the rich into wine
Walk on the mean
For the fallen are the virtuous among us
Walk among us
Never judge us
Yeah we’re all…

Up now and get ’em, boy
Up now and get ’em, boy
Drink to the devil and death at the doctors

Did I see you in a limousine
Flinging out the fish and the unleavened
Five thousand users fed today
As you feed us
Won’t you lead us
To be blessed

So we stole and drank Champagne
On the seventh seal you said you never feel pain
“I never feel pain, won’t you hit me again?”
“I need a bit of black and blue to be a rotation”

In my blood I feel the bubbles burst
There was a flash of fist, an eyebrow burst
You’ve a lazy laugh and a red white shirt
I fell to the floor fainting at the sight of blood

Did I see you in a limousine
Flinging out the fish and the unleavened
Turn the rich into wine
Walk on the mean
Be they Magdalene or virgin you’ve already been
You’ve already been and we’ve already seen
That the fallen are the virtuous among us
Walk among us
Never judge us to be blessed

So I’m sorry if I ever resisted
I never had a doubt you ever existed
I only have a problem when people insist on
Taking their hate and placing it on your name

Some say you’re trouble, boy
Just because you like to destroy
You are the word, the word is ‘destroy’
I break this bottle and think of you fondly
Did I see you in a limousine
Flinging out the fish and the unleavened
To the whore in a hostel
Or the scum of a scheme
Turn the rich into wine
Walk on the mean
It’s not a jag in the arm
It’s a nail in the beam
On this barren Earth
You scatter your seed
Be they Magdalene or virgin
You’ve already been
Yeah, you’ve already been
We’ve already seen
That the fallen are the virtuous among us
Walk among us
If you judge us
We’re all damned

2. Do You Want To
When I woke up tonight, I said I’m
Gonna make somebody love me
I’m gonna make somebody love me
And now I know , now I know, now I know
I know that it’s you
You lucky, lucky, You’re so lucky!

Well, Do you, do you, do you wanna?
Well, do you, do you, do you wanna?
Wanna go where I’ve never let you before?

Well, Do you, do you, do you wanna?
Well, do you, do you, do you wanna?
Wanna go where I’ve never let you before?

Well, he’s a friend
And he’s so proud of you
He’s a friend and I knew him before you, oh yeah

Well, he’s a friend
And we’re so proud of you
Your famous friend, well, I blew him before you , oh yeah

Well, Do you, do you, do you wanna?
Well, do you, do you, do you wanna?
Wanna go where I’ve never let you before?

Well here we are at the Transmission Party
I love your friends
They’re all so arty, oh yeah

When I woke up tonight, I said I’m
Gonna make somebody love me
I’m gonna make somebody love me
And now I know , now I know, now I know
I know that it’s you
You lucky, lucky, You’re so lucky!

Well, Do you, do you, do you wanna?
Well, do you, do you, do you wanna?
Wanna go where I’ve never let you before?

Oh lucky lucky
You’re so lucky
Lucky lucky
You’re so lucky
Lucky lucky
You’re so lucky
Lucky lucky
You’re so lucky
Lucky lucky
You’re so lucky
Oh lucky lucky
You’re so lucky
Yeah

3. This Boy
It seems this boy bathed in ridicule
Too forward, way too physical
It’s time that I had another
I’m always wanting more, if there’s another one
Give me some more, I’ll have another one
I’ll have a slice of your mother

This boy’s so spectacular
Not a boy, but a wealthy bachelor
I want a car
I want a car (yeah)
I want a car
I want a car (yeah)

I see losers losing everywhere
If I lose I’ll only lose the care
that I might have for another
I am complete, invincible
If I have one principle
Then it’s to stand at you, brother

This boy’s so spectacular
Not a boy, but a wealthy bachelor
I want a car
I want a car (yeah)
I want a car
I want a car (yeah)

I wanna…

I want a car,
I want a car (yeah)
I want a car
I want a car (yeah)

If I like cocaine, I’m racing you
For organic fresh Echinacea
One kick’s as good as another
If I’m tired, I’m tired of telling you
I’m never tired, I’m always better than you
Bye boy, run to your mother

This boy’s so spectacular
Not a boy, but a wealthy bachelor
Oh Yes I am spectacular
Not a boy, but a wealthy bachelor
I want a car
I want a car (yeah)
I want a car
I want a car (aha)
I want a car
I want a car (yeah)
I want, I want, I want, I want, I want, I want, I want, I want.

4. Walk Away
I swapped my innocence for pride
Crushed the end within my stride
Said ‘I’m strong now I know that I’m a leaver”
I love the sound of you walking away
Mascara bleeds a blackened tear
And I am cold
Yes I’m cold
But not as cold as you are
I love the sound of you walking away

Why don’t you walk away?
No buildings will fall down
Why don’t you walk away?
No quake will split the ground
Why don’t you walk away?
The sun won’t swallow the sky
Why don’t you walk away?
Statues will not cry

I cannot turn to see those eyes
As apologies may rise
I must be strong and stay an unbeliever
And love the sound of you walking away
Mascara bleeds into my eye
I’m not cold
I am old
At least as old as you are
As you walk away

And as you walk away
My headstone crumbles down
As you walk away
The Hollywood wind’s a howl
As you walk away
The Kremlin’s falling
As you walk away
Radio 4 is static
As you walk away

The stab of stiletto
On a silent night
Stalin smiles
Hitler laughs
Churchill claps
Mao Tse-Tung
On the back

5. Evil And A Heathen
Words fall from my mouth
Like plates from shaking hands
Smash upon the silence
Of the smooth naked canal

I’m evil and a heathen
I’m evil and a heathen
I’m a heathen and evil like you
There’s not a lot
Not a lot I couldn’t do

I like how you pretend
That the end will be the end
So fill your thirst
Drink a curse
To the death of death instead

I’m evil and a heathen
I’m evil and a heathen
I’m a heathen and evil like you
There’s not a lot
Not a lot I wouldn’t do

Utrecht led me to the Sacre Coeur
Where the smoke curled round
Now the ice blows of Lake Michigan
When the ice blows
The ice flows knocks you down

Your teeth are black with wine
As you place those lips on mine
And the moon hangs heavy and forbidden high
On the night of our lives

I’m evil and a heathen
I’m evil and a heathen
I’m a heathen and evil like you
There’s not a lot
Not a lot we couldn’t do

6. You're The Reason I'm Leaving
Some granite wall
Numbs our bones, numbs our all
As we sit on skinny hands
Nothing to say, nothing at all
I don’t know you and I don’t want to
You’re so awkward just like me
But I don’t care

You’re the reason I’m leaving

I’d no idea that in four years
I’d be hanging from a beam
behind the door of number ten
Singing fare thee well
I am leaving
Yes I leave it all to you

You’re the reason I’m leaving

As we ride along under an optimistic sun
The radio sings that Everybody song by rem
And Here I Am Fighting Fighting
Yes I’m Fighting not to cry
And that’s another reason
Why I oughtta hate you like I do
Like I do

I’m the reason you’re leaving

7. Eleanor Put Your Boots On
Eleanor put those boots back on,
Kick the heels into the Brooklyn dirt,
I know it isn’t dignified to run,
But if you run,
You can run to the Coney Island roller coaster,
Ride to the highest point and leap across the filthy water,
Leap until the Gulf Stream’s brought you down.

I could be there when you land [x2]

So Eleanor take a Green Point three point,
Turn towards the hidden sun,
You know you look so elegant when you run,
If you run, you can run,
To that statue with the dictionary,
Climb to her fingernail and leap, yeah,
Take an atmospheric leap,
Leap and let the jet stream set you down.

Could be there when you land,
I could be there when you land,
Could be there when you land.

So Eleanor put those boots back on,
Put the boots back on and run, run,
Come on over here, come on over here,
Come on over here…

8. Well That Was Easy
Well that was easy waiting
Everything’s easy now
The days are Oh So Normal
But oh, Hannah
how I miss you
Now

I used to lock myself in your bathroom
Swallowing the codeine kept for your back
Numb, so numb
I’d let your words
Come and come
So come on –
Kill me now
Kill me now
Kill me now
Because I’m leaving you now

That was easy, but how I miss you
Now

I watched you clean the filth off your phone dial
Swallowing the things your finger picked up
Tongue, your tongue
I watched your tongue licking on
Eeuuw
So come
Come on tongue
Ah, come on tongue
Kill me now
Kill me now
Kill me now
As I’m leaving you now

That was easy, but how I miss you

9. What You Meant
As I took step number four
Into the close of your tenement
You cast your darkened eyes so low
Said we’re cold as the step cement

But I just don’t know what you meant

So Alec you may want a pill
We are so cruel and to communicate
Without the red stuff being spilled
We must MDMA our sentiment

But I just don’t know what you meant

If we were feckless we’d be fine
Sucking hard on our innocence
But we’ve been bright in our decline
Been left as blackened filament

But I just don’t know what you meant

’cause I feel blood inside the vein
I feel life inside the ligament
I feel alive yeah just the same
Same vigour and the same intent

So I just don’t know if that’s what you meant

10. I'm Your Villain
You toss in a word
I’m your villain
I see the passion emerge
I’m your villain
But serious
You’re so serious
Like a waiter
Hating the rich
But taking their tips

If I could laugh I’d love you
If I could smile at anything you said
We could be laughing lovers
I think you’d prefer to be miserable instead
If I could love I’d love you
If I could love like anybody else

I know what I am
I’m your villain
I don’t give a damn if
I’m your villain
Because serious
You’re so serious
But I’ve got ready salted
ready on your belly
If you want to have fun

See you later

11. You Could Have It So Much Better
The last message you sent
siad I looked really down
that I oughta come over
and talk about it
well I wasn’t down
I just wasn’t smiling at you
as I look at us now it seems
that you’re slapping my back
as if it’s alright
but its not.

I’m trying to get up
but you’re pushing me down
so I’ll get up on my own

Now there’s some grinning goon
on my TV screen
telling us all that
it’s alright because
she wears this and
he said that and
if you get some of these
it’ll all be alright
well I refuse
to be a cynical goon
passing the masses
an easy answer
because it won’t be alright
oh no it won’t be alright
it won’t be alright
unless you get up
come on and get up

Well I’m just a voice in your earpieces
telling you no
it’s not alright
you know you could have it so much better
you could have it so much better
if you tried.

12. Fade Together
So far away
Come on I’ll take you far away
Let’s get away
Come on let’s make a get away

Once you have loved someone this much
you doubt it could fade
despite how much you’d like it to
God how you’d like it to fade

Let’s fade together

If we get away
You know we might just stay away
So stay awake
Why the hell should I stay awake?
When you’re far away
Oh god you are so far away

I looked your wall
Saw that old passport photograph
I look like I’ve just jumped the Berlin Wall
Berlin I love you
I’m starting to fade

Let’s fade together

13. The Outsiders
We’ve seen some change
But we’re still outsiders
If everybody’s here
Then hell knows
We ride alone

I’ve seen some years
But you’re still my Caesar
With everything I feel
I feel you’ve already been here

The only difference is all I see is now all that I’ve seen

It’s bright on the outside
The bright love the dark side
I know it’s obvious
But sometimes
You just have to say it
So you don’t feel so weak
About being such a freak
Or alone

In seventeen years
Will you still be Camille
Lee Miller, Gala or whatever
You know what I mean, yeah

Love’ll die
Lovers fade
But you still remain there
Squeezing in your fingers
What it means for me to be

The only difference is what might be is now what might have been

When you saw me sleeping
You thought I was dreaming of you
I didn’t tell you
That the only dream
Is Valium for me
The only difference is that
What might be is now