Arctic Monkeys - Don't Forget Whose Legs You're On Lyrics




In the painted faces congregate
In the mating season
The seconds homes
They go alone
In no rush leave 'em
And there's a fountain
And a scimitar
Shaped yellow light
And it picks you up
And cuts you down to size

The people there
And the furniture
Start to seem important
A moment more
And you catch the floor
With a vivid and absorbent sharpened arc
Like the scimitar
Shaped yellow light
That picks you up
And cuts you down to size

Oh I had questions for the tap dancer
Sat on my lap
And she had child proof caps on her answers
Stone blower blow me a stone
And show me that handsome enchancer
She had a rock on her throttle
And a brown glass bottle full of
Shavings from the sun
Although those shoes affect your step
Don't forget whose legs you're on

There's a fountain and a scimitar
Shaped yellow light
And it picks you up
And it cuts you down to size





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  1. BLOOP

    who else thinks this has tbhc vibes: loungey but also dark.

    Tigermoon

    yeah, I was sort of dreaming of them doing this one and Jewellers hands on the tour live, cause they both fit so well in the vibe of the album..

    BLOOP

    @Tigermoon yes, u brilliant sir you.

  2. NoanProduction

    People who say this song could be on TBH+C are kinda missing that TBH+C is basically just Alex coming up with some weird ass lyrics that kinda sound like science fiction and has this weird ass humor to it while Humbug was such a dark and haunting record. This song doesn't fit at all because it's themes are just so different and also the atmosphere is way darker. ... it's not automatically a TBH+C song if theres some keyboards in the mix. Humbug had quite a lot of keyboards on it.

  3. Adrián Gallardo

    Sublime! Amo esta banda! Ojalá un día pueda precensiar un recital de arctic!! Saludos de argentina!!

  4. Natasha Benitez

    Lightning as a beautiful art work on the LP..

  5. SecretDoor666

    one point perspective

  6. tea jude

    Check out my crap cover of this song :)

    solozoro

    Dope cover m8

  7. Jensie

    This. This is sex.

  8. SmytheSmythe

    Tranquility Base Hotel + Casino, is that you?

    Petros Barbosa

    and there are people who say that they got out of their style for Tranquility Base

    Silas Smelser

    just heard this for the first time and thats the first thing i thought of lol

  9. Tania Lovley

    Such a perfect song !

  10. Akshay P V

    [Verse 1]
    The painted faces congregate in the mating season
    To second homes, they go alone in no rush to leave them

    [Refrain]
    And there's a fountain and a scimitar-shaped yellow light
    And it picks you up and cuts you down to size

    [Verse 2]
    When the people there and the furniture start to seem important
    When a moment more, when you catch the floor
    With a vivid and absorbent sharpened arc

    [Refrain]
    Like the scimitar-shaped yellow light
    That picks you up and cuts you down to size

    [Bridge]
    Well, I had questions for the tap dancer sat on my lap
    And she had child-proof caps on her answers
    Stone blower, blow me a stone
    And show me that handsome enhancer
    She had a rock on her throttle
    And a brown glass bottle full of shavings from the sun
    Although those shoes affect your step
    Don't forget whose legs you're on

    [Refrain]
    And there's a fountain and a scimitar-shaped yellow light
    And it picks you up and it cuts you down to size



    I always need the lyrics

  11. parawhore05885

    sounds like One Point Perspective

    Salad •

    the piano part huh?

    parawhore05885

    Cesar Valle yup

    Scarlet F

    It sounds like The Jewellers Hands

  12. branch1005

    Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino vibe

  13. Jesus Diaz

    This song can be part perfectly form Humbug and Tranquility Base Hoter n' Casino.

  14. Duality

    Discovered these songs just after the release of AM, because I was looking for the AM B-sides. I found these and fell in love, forgot about them until now, still so underrated.

  15. gabriel vera

    chords for piano?

  16. Sienna Ramalho

    “Stone blower, blow me a stone” just reminds me of “sand man, man me a sand (make it the cutest man car door hook hand)” and idk I love this song but that’s all I can think about

  17. Top lad

    The bass and the guitar are in such harmony with AM

  18. SilverFortyTwo

    Is it a face with long hair, a face with a hand stroking their chin or a thunder bolt?

  19. wondr Walls

    2017 still rare

    Dilly Pat

    2019 still rare

  20. Tamara

    this band and this song is pure perfection!♥

  21. zomgseriosuly

    so much sex in one song

  22. Bad Habits51

    If just AM had more songs like this...

    Jesus Diaz

    Tranquility Base Hotel n' Casino.

    Just a musician Julio.

    Bad Habits51 yep was about to mention this could very well be in Tranquility Base

    Aeiroq

    Bad Habits51 now you have a whole album like this ... be careful what you wish for because I hate their new album ..

    Jesus Diaz

    Aeiroq well, I love it🤷🏽‍♂️

    Geo Mtz

    Stop the world sounds like humbug a lot

  23. It's Me

    This band will never stop making my heart beat faster, I love them so much

    Daniel Rocha-Garcia

    It's Me there isn't a single one of their albums/singles that I haven't absolutely fallen in love with. Don't even get me started on "Love Is A Laserquest"

  24. SmellsLikeJoshua

    sorry if I ruined the romance but I'm 99% sure that's what it is. This song is one of their best and should of been on humbug

  25. SmellsLikeJoshua

    The song is about politicians in England. They were exposed to owning two houses off of tax payers money in the media at the time. Don't forget whose legs you're on - meaning remember who gives you your power. The general public. That's not going through the lyrics of the whole song with a tooth comb but that is generally the gist.

    Daniel Rocha-Garcia

    SmellsLikeJoshua you're way off bud...like WAY off. It's about how people go out to find one night stands. Some find a girl to just lay with while others secretly want more than that. "The painted faces congregate in the mating season" sets the tone. The painted faces are the lies people tell each other to sleep with each other and the rest is pretty self explanatory. For example, the scimitar yellow light is the moon and it can "pick you up" if you had a successful night of hunting for the girl or "bring you down to size" if you failed and realize you did all of that for nothing and how you're nothing yourself for selfishly going out to find a girl solely for sex

    Cody Power

    why not both

  26. Daniel Allan

    sounds like the coral!

    Isaid Juárez

    Totally.

    V M

    Daniel Allan puto

  27. ᄀᄋᄒ

    In the painted faces congregate
    In the mating season
    The seconds homes
    They go alone
    In no rush leave 'em
    And there's a fountain
    And a scimitar
    Shaped yellow light
    And it picks you up
    And cuts you down to size

    The people there
    And the furniture
    Start to seem important
    A moment more
    And you catch the floor
    With a vivid and absorbent sharpened arc
    Like the scimitar
    Shaped yellow light
    That picks you up
    And cuts you down to size

    Oh I had questions for the tap dancer
    Sat on my lap
    And she had child proof caps on her answers
    Stone blower blow me a stone
    And show me that handsome enchancer
    She had a rock on her throttle
    And a brown glass bottle full of
    Shavings from the sun
    Although those shoes affect your step
    Don't forget whose legs you're on

    There's a fountain and a scimitar
    Shaped yellow light
    And it picks you up
    And it cuts you down to size

    Ana Amaya

    권영학 Thank you!

    Viajante do tempo

    Tank you

  28. 《Softie》

    mis oidos te lo agradecen @arcticmonkeys

  29. F a k e l l 4 4 8

    I say, thank you to my ex boyfriend to let know them ha ♥

    Eloy Zamora

    F a k e l l 4 4 8 America ?

  30. Umut

    hold me i cumming..

    Bazukah187

    +Angelina Christian lmao, Im Done! xD

    Bazukah187

    +Angelina Christian you profile picture kills me rofl

    lava lamp

    +Bazukah187 :}

  31. Sassybanana

    this is the most humbug sounding song and it's not even part of the album

    Bob D

    sounds too similar like "The Jeweller's Hand", especially the keys and melody

    aunthau MV

    well, its a bside to my propeller from humbug. so its not surprising that it feels like it belong in there.

  32. Vítor Barbosa

    This is so good.

  33. Jason McNally

    What are some of your guys thoughts on the meaning of this song? I'd like to compare

    Daniel Rocha-Garcia

    Jack Mc respond to me and I'd LOVE to compare!

    stunnerwwe9897

    It's about pool dancers/hookers imo

    "To second homes they come along, in no rush to leave them" Pretty self explanatory

    I like to believe the "schimitar shaped yellow light" is in fact the light on top of the pool dancers when they are performing. "That picks you up, and cuts you down to size" Just refers to their movements.

    Just my interpretation tho.

  34. Pitch Reduced Songs

    love the album art

  35. Alt Rad

    This song is so special to me.

  36. Aaron Oreilly

    there are none

  37. Rozey H

    anyone know any songs that sound similar to this?

    Janae

    The songs off of their album Humbug sound like this!!

    Anya M

    The entire my propeller EP

    sheslostcontrol

    their newest album, Tranquillity Base Hotel is really similar

    Scarlet F

    Rozey H the jewellers hands

  38. Kata Kálmán

    My Proppeller EP is one of their best! And also Brianstorm EP.
    <3

  39. MrBedforded

    Spaghetti western, morricone-esque

  40. zomgseriosuly

    Is that Jamie's face?

    AFMakers

    +zomgseriosuly Thought it was John Lennon...

    zomgseriosuly

    Lol idk. It looks like Jamie to me. I really dunno

    lava lamp

    omy I always thought it was a tree root. cool!

    Alt Rad

    It's also a lightning... I always saw it as a lightning

    Jensie

    zomgseriosuly it definitely is Jamie

  41. zikri monkeys

    what this song genre ?

    Jim Smith

    I've heard stuff from the album Humbug called "stoner rock/ psychedelic"

    Violeton3

    indie rock

    Gab

    indie Rock? wtf? ?? this is more than *indie rock*

    Sold Out

    +Gab Gab It's Indie Rock, and as you know Indie is sad and deep and has no limits. so this is also Psychedelic

  42. 「Pessimismo」神

    1000th like!!

  43. zomgseriosuly

    Can I just say this once again Nick O'Malley is a superstar

  44. Giannis manos

    !!!!!!!!

  45. Ani Lejava

    cover for my propeller and looks like crying lightning o.o

    Daniel Rocha-Garcia

    Ani Lejava EXACTLY i don't know why they didn't just call it crying lightning because it goes down the girl's cheeks like she's crying

    Ethan Mayes

    Daniel Rocha-Garcia that's Jamie Cooks face 😂

  46. DENISE RODGERS

    love this x

  47. Gab Crotar

    which ep is this?

    DENISE RODGERS

    b side to my propeller

  48. PolarNigel

    I love these boys, but this is awful. Apart from Joining the Dots & The Afternoon's Hat, Humbug had some of the worst B-Sides going.

    Alcoholic Tom

    +NigelIIRichardson you must be joking,right?

    Spencer Chilo

    so you decide which songs are good and which are not?

    KingExcrementus

    Humbug is by far one of their best albums and their B-Sides were bloody brilliant. Catapult, Fright Lined Dining Room, and I Haven't Got My Strange were honestly some of the best B-Sides they have written, I think. Don't Forget Whose Legs You're On is such a good song as well. If you dislike it, that's fine. But it's definitely not a "God awful song".

    sheslostcontrol

    KingExctrementus exactly

    sheslostcontrol

    Got ur username wrong

  49. Charlie Beggs

    wow i just realized the lightning is the silhouette of a face... after owning this single for years and years....

    John Maldonado

    Literally crying lightning

    aDistraction

    lol wtf I thought it was a weird root this whole time

    Rick Zamora R.

    oh yeah,i just realized it now

    Mitch Davis

    I can't unsee it now omg

    Jensie

    Epic Vader its jamie

  50. WaRToyZ7

    I'm not sure what is it, but there's something so attractive in this song...

  51. Thomas Hromada

    If only a lightning....

  52. LukeyHM

    I couldn't see the bolt and could see the face..

  53. sixdin

    This song is pretty much Jeweller's Hands. The verses on both songs have the piano doing eighth notes of similar chords with similar tempo. Plus, both choruses end with Alex singing his line over a held note by the rest of the band. The vocal melody and rhythm is pretty much the same nonetheless.

    By the way, the face on the cover is crying lightning.

  54. The Bang Man

    Amazon or ebay or the AM website if there's any left.

  55. Swesha Sharma

    So sexy. omg Alex Turner in me, right now please?

  56. chrissk08

    Cause it could've been lightning or a pulled out root for all we knew lol.

  57. AtticusFresh

    Have you noticed that a lot of the Arctic Monkeys b-sides seem to have around 60-70 thousand views a piece? It's like their b-sides are this delicious little private secret between me and 59 thousand other people. :)

    Jensie

    AtticusFresh almost 500k now

  58. maciekomis

    i dont see the lightning

  59. Guido de Groot

    I find the cover so cool that I made some company print it on a t-shirt :')

  60. shell0653

    theres a lightening bolt :O

  61. elless 8

    Love this song !

  62. CrazyJoeDavola1991

    It's a flytrap. No question 'bout it.

  63. cgalla0307

    THANK YOU! christ, i'm sick of people constantly responding to just a simple observation

  64. tiagounb11

    No shit, sherlock!! I bet you're really fun at parties!!

  65. Jack Smith

    Face?! Whut really?
    -_______________________-

  66. David Taylor

    I never noticed it was a lightning bolt...Dead serious

  67. zomgseriosuly

    Does this remind anyone else of Jeweller's Hands??

  68. Teddie Hr.

    I think that's the idea of the cover..

  69. dave

    What a song! Don't know why people after argue over it?!

  70. Devin Hinnant

    I don't really get why everyone is being a douche to cgalla0307. It's just an observation, obvious or not. Trust me this isn't the only chance you'll ever get to be a condescending D-bag. So chill the fuck out and stop giving them shit for just making an observation.

  71. Marco Couto

    I could only see the face actually xD

  72. Daniel daniels

    I think the face kind of goes without saying.

  73. cgalla0307

    You could of just said that instead of being a condescending douche

  74. cgalla0307

    YES a few times... you haven't?

  75. cgalla0307

    I GET IT YOU'RE NOT FUCKING FUNNY just listen to the fucking song

  76. ETWTV

    You must have a gift. Have you also seen Jesus on your toast?

  77. Victor Ramos

    they should make an album with all b-sides and it would be their best album

  78. Justine Espina

    the face on the cover... it looks like Jamie's face...

  79. carmen

    actually it is a face...

  80. cgalla0307

    that's cool...

  81. SomeMardyBum

    Yes, no one noticed this outrageously obvious fact

  82. Felipe Garrido Castillo

    no shit sherlock

  83. dudettederpina

    thank you cap. obvious :))

  84. Mikuláš Valdman

    it is lightning bolt??

  85. Modson92

    You can see a Lightning bolt?

  86. cgalla0307

    I can't even think of a response your logic and reasoning skills are obviously nonexistent as is your fucking brain

  87. TheBlackJacksItalia

    I had to,it was so retarded I felt offended,now shut the fuck up

  88. cgalla0307

    you're the one to talk YOU replied to MY comment dumbass

  89. cgalla0307

    wow a douchebag who thinks they're funny by being sarcastic...how rare and new YOU sir must be the genius in this situation!

  90. TheBlackJacksItalia

    oh my god an image that can be 2 things at once....how rare and new,you must be a genius to have noticed

  91. DerCo0lste

    masterlyrics!

  92. 13AntonioG

    wwwwoowwwwwww "0 dislikes!" wwwooowwww!

  93. dudeya

    I WANT A ARCTIC MONKEYS' B SIDES ALBUM!

  94. Mathijs Baars

    wow
    thanks man
    u opened my eyes :3

  95. Daniel daniels

    How the fuck could anyone not see the face right away?