Weekly Tunes EP42 - Knee Socks - Arctic Monkeys

This Week, Arctic Monkey - Knee Socks which wrote by Alex is introduced. Perhaps the album’s best song is tucked away just before it ends. Everything about this track is sexy…from the bass drum and simple guitar riff as it opens, to the imagery conjured up by a line like “When you walked around your house wearing my sky blue Lacoste… And your knee socks".
Every song behind, there is an untold story. Knee Socks is about Alex’s (then girlfriend) Alexa, Alex has confirmed that the lyrics are based around heartbreak. The song is fittingly called Knee Socks as Alexa used to wear knee socks back when Alex and her dated. Alex broke up with Johanna in January and he met Alexa in April which hence the lyrics in the song are “you cured my January blues”.
Lyrics:
You got the lights on in the afternoon
And the nights are drawn out long
And you're kissing to cut through the gloom
With a cough drop colored tongue
And you were sitting in the corner with the coats all piled high
And I thought you might be mine
In a small world on an exceptionally rainy Tuesday night
In the right place and time
When the zeros line up on the 24 hour clock
When you know who's calling even though the number is blocked
When you walked around your house wearing my sky blue Lacoste
And your knee socks
Well you cured my January blues
Yeah, you made it all alright
I got a feeling I might have lit the very fuse
That you were trying not to light
You were a stranger in my phonebook I was acting like I knew
'Cause I had nothing to lose
When the winter's in full swing and your dreams just aren't coming true
Ain't it funny what you'll do
When the zeros line up on the 24 hour clock
When you know who's calling even though the number is blocked
When you walked around your house wearing my sky blue Lacoste
And your knee socks
The late afternoon
The ghost in your room that you always thought didn't approve of you knocking boots
Never stopped you letting me get hold of the sweet spot by the scruff of your
Knee socks
You and me could have been a team
Each had a half of a king and queen seat
Like the beginning of Mean Streets
You could be my baby
You and me could have been a team
Each had a half of a king and queen seat
Like the beginning of Mean Streets
You could be my baby
You and me could have been a team (all the zeros lined up)
Each had a half of a king and queen seat
Like the beginning of Mean Streets
You could be my baby (but the number was blocked)
You and me could have been a team
Each had a half of a king and queen seat (when you've come undone)
Like the beginning of Mean Streets
You could be my baby
When the zeros line up on the 24 hour clock
When you know who's calling even though the number is blocked
When you walked around your house wearing my sky blue Lacoste
And your knee socks
When the zeros line up on the 24 hour clock
When you know who's calling even though the number is blocked
When you walked around your house wearing my sky blue Lacoste
And your knee socks

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