Music Monday: “The Dark of the Matinée” by Franz Ferdinand

Hosted by Drew @ The Tattooed Book Geek

I needed something different, so I decided to start participating in this meme.

  • Song: “The Dark of the Matinée”
  • Artist: Franz Ferdinand
  • Album: Franz Ferdinand (2004)

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 matinée, the dark of the matinée
It’s better in the matinée, the dark of the matinée 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
Oh, 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 matinée, the dark of the matinée
It’s better in the matinée, the dark of the matinée is mine
Yes, it’s mine

So I’m on BBC Two now
Telling Terry Wogan how I made it
And 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 matinée, dark of the matinée
It’s better in the matinée, the dark of the matinée
You will find me and follow me through corridors, refectories and files
You must follow, leave this academic factory
You will find me in the matinée, the dark of the matinée
Better in the matinée, the dark of the matinée is mine
Yes, it’s mine

Lyrics taken from genius.com.

 

Anyway, I loved Franz Ferdinand when I was in high school, and I still have them on my playlist today. I love how “The Dark of the Matinée” is so cynical at times but also really catchy. Plus, the music video is just so odd. The weird dancing towards the end? Jeez.

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