Arctic Monkeys - Piledriver Waltz Lyrics




I etched a face of a stopwatch
On the back of a raindrop
And did a swap for the sand in an hourglass

I heard an unhappy ending
It sort of sounds like you leaving
I heard the piledriver waltz
It woke me up this morning

You look like you've been for breakfast
At the Heartbreak Hotel
And sat in the back booth
By the pamphlets and the literature
On how to lose
Your waitress was miserable
And so was your food
If you're gonna try and walk on water
Make sure you wear your comfortable shoes

Mysteries flashing amber
Go green when you answer
But the red on the rest of the questionnaire
Never changes

I heard the news that you're planning
To shoot me out of a cannon
I heard the piledriver waltz
It woke me up this morning

You look like you've been for breakfast
At the Heartbreak Hotel
And sat in the back booth
By the pamphlets and the literature
On how to lose
Your waitress was miserable
And so was your food
If you're gonna try and walk on water
Make sure you wear your comfortable shoes

Ohh, piledriver





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  1. Miguel Román

    Submarine :`)

  2. Paola Andrea

    😢😢

  3. j0ker cents

    alex turner is my forever crush tbh

  4. j0ker cents

    this song makes me so WARM AND FUZZY

  5. Michael De La Rosa

    Man I’m so glad I heard this song on the radio a while ago. At first I thought it was one of their slot popular too, guess not.

  6. Sean Kilburn

    Submarine version wins every time.

  7. Tri Sastika Maharani

    the show must go on,darling...

  8. duzx yuzx

    اغاني عميقة للغاية قد تلمس روحك
    Music so deep that it could touch your soul

  9. Rola 2507

    I’m listening to this at 2:08 am

  10. Bianca Caroline

    Meu deus 2015 feelings

  11. Joseph Taylor

    Love this song

  12. Otro pelotudo mas

    no es alex turner?

  13. Heonyu Ha

    masterpiece

  14. KiwiWRX

    I feel some the smiths' vibes

  15. guzoid

    why did i hate this album so much when it came out. I'm an idiot.

  16. Patrick Cauton

    So alex turner's version original or is this the original?

    Mr. Burns

    This song was written by Alex as a soundtrack of movie called "submarine"
    The band liked it and they decided to include it in the "suck it and see" album

  17. Araceli Palacios

    Los reto a que la escuchen sin llorar jsjsjjsjs :'

  18. Bael Gold

    My crush listens to this, hope he'll listen to my heart beat too

    Giorgia Talle

    Your crush has really good taste

  19. Bagas Maulid

    Top song !

  20. *Only True Vanoss* *Fan Knows*

    Dear Jordana,

    thank you for letting me explore your perfect body. I could drink your blood, you are the only person that I would allow to be shrunken down to a microscopic size and swim inside me in a tiny submersible machine. We have lost our virginity but it wasn’t like losing anything. You are too good for me, you are too good for anyone. Sincerely, Oliver

    ~Oliver Tate, Submarine (2011)

    P.S copied

  21. シツPaulin

    Alguém por favor faz um áudio dessa música 16D

    xXiloveXx

    I think this guy is speaking portuguese or something, but he said something along the lines of "someone please make a 16D version of this song"

  22. burger

    This album has such a nostalgic feel to it ugh I love it

  23. People are Strange

    Is the meaning of this song about being a heartbreaker?

  24. Aayushma T. Magar

    I just realized that Alex put in a pun in his genius lyrics-
    You look like you've been for breakfast
    At the heartbreak hotel
    And sat in the back booth by the
    Pamphlets and the literature
    On how to lose
    Your WEIGHTress was miserable
    And so was your food

  25. Camila Ubilla Godoy

    the guitar at the end..uff..makes me so sad. beautiful song

  26. 505

    Thats what she said.

  27. Danny Hey

    Don't you think that The Walking Dead soundtrack makers get inspired by this song for The Whisperers Theme? :D

  28. //h.j.d//

    I prefer the submarine version, but this one is still so beautiful and nice as well. One of my favorite songs.

  29. Vincent Chopin

    Ohhh jordana....

  30. Sheila Larasati

    i like both versions

  31. Michelle E. F.

    I etched a face of a stopwatch
    On the back of a raindrop
    And did a swap for the sand in an hourglass

    I heard an unhappy ending
    It sort of sounds like you leaving
    I heard the piledriver waltz
    It woke me up this morning

    You look like you've been for breakfast
    At the Heartbreak Hotel
    And sat in the back booth
    By the pamphlets and the literature
    On how to lose
    Your waitress was miserable
    And so was your food
    If you're gonna try and walk on water
    Make sure you wear your comfortable shoes

    Mystery's flashing amber
    Go green when you answer
    But the red on the rest of the questionnaire
    Never changes

    I heard the news that you're planning
    To shoot me out of a cannon
    I heard the piledriver waltz
    It woke me up this morning

    You look like you've been for breakfast
    At the Heartbreak Hotel
    And sat in the back booth
    By the pamphlets and the literature
    On how to lose
    Your waitress was miserable
    And so was your food
    If you're gonna try and walk on water
    Make sure you wear your comfortable shoes

    Oh, piledriver

  32. Laquousie Mikeka

    This song makes me have tied knots inside my stomach.

  33. James K

    This album is just so full of love

  34. BrysontheGhost Gaming

    Alexander turner kills this.

  35. Marina Sanchez

    You look like you’ve been for breakfast at the heartbreak hotel

  36. Lucas Lucas

    real depression when u get alone cuz your girl/boy is shit, real sad thoughts.

  37. Frida Encinas

    Hoy decidimos terminar..te extraño

  38. Elouise Bridgette

    this songs makes me escape reality and helps me forget all of my worries and stress. his voice is mesmerizing.

  39. Bagaimana Jika

    I etched a face of a stopwatch
    On the back of a raindrop
    And did a swap for the sand in an hourglass
    I heard an unhappy ending
    It sort of sounds like you leaving
    I heard the piledriver waltz
    It woke me up this morning
    You look like you've been for breakfast
    At the Heartbreak Hotel
    And sat in the back booth
    By the pamphlets and the literature
    On how to lose
    Your waitress was miserable
    And so was your food
    If you're gonna try and walk on water
    Make sure you wear your comfortable shoes
    Mystery's flashing amber
    Go green when you answer
    But the red on the rest of the questionnaire
    Never changes
    I heard the news that you're planning
    To shoot me out of a cannon
    I heard the piledriver waltz
    It woke me up this morning
    You look like you've been for breakfast
    At the Heartbreak Hotel
    And sat in the back booth
    By the pamphlets and the literature
    On how to lose
    Your waitress was miserable
    And so was your food
    If you're gonna try and walk on water
    Make sure you wear your comfortable shoes
    Oh, piledriver

  40. Send Help

    Omg this is my first time listening to this version. I love it

  41. don

    For me, the song is better at 1.25 speed

  42. Naila Amin

    I heard an unhappy ending
    It sort of sounds like you leaving

  43. Daniel Peck

    favourite song atm

  44. Nadine mina

    Submarine >> suck it and see

  45. Shannon Mello

    tranquility base hotel & cassino

  46. Aman kashyap

    2:25 where the melancholic tone starts.

  47. JlXip

    Great, but I prefer the other version (the Alex Turner's one), I think that one has more feelings.

  48. Roses

    Can we please get a tee shirt of the thumbnail??

  49. Jose Lopez

    Not their best record I have to say. But boy does it hit me with nostalgia and a sort of bitter sweet happiness.

  50. Chauvo

    Anyone got an extended version of the last part? (2:27 -)

  51. jhayli Huerta Trujillo

    Esta cancion me la paso Eviebot xd

  52. AFMakers

    This song is a piledriver of feelings

  53. fluffy ponies

    Do I wanna know fans won't find us here

    4reptar20

    funny you say that because so many fans hated Suck it and see when it came out. which has been repeated by every Monkeys album since

    alex turner is god

    Lol you sound like your brain hasnt developed yet

    Artur Leite

    shut the fuck up arctic boomer

    Iza The Divine Hero

    I know this is a joke, probably, but there’s some people who legit hate on all the fans that got into Arctic monkeys cuz of AM.

    If it wasn’t for Do I Wanna Know pushing through and becoming as popular as it did I would have probably never heard Arctic Monkeys last decade and I probably wouldn’t be into most of the bands (like the strokes and the black keys) that I like now because of the Arctic monkeys. 🗿

    So yeah idc I’ll always have that good feeling with R U Mine, Do I wanna Know, Arabella, N1 Party Anthem, and the B sides Evil Twin & Stop The World Cuz I wanna get off with you... even though I probably listen to almost all of their discography every week with the exception of All My Own Stunts, I just don’t like that song for whatever reason.

  54. Sima Lisboa

    It makes me happy than remindes me sadness , that sooner or later will happen. -sadness.

  55. Luis Ormeño Roca

    A.M 2.0!!!!!!!!!!!!

  56. Mitch Davis

    The bass is sooooooooo similar to the one in suck it and see

  57. broccoli

    tbh i like the version on the submarine album better but this is still fantastic lol just doesn’t sound as soft ig

  58. s.r pollito

    O que tranquilizante uwu

  59. Link Kingdom

    submarine <3

  60. Alica Keerati

    This song some how just hit me right in the feel so weird 😢

  61. Miss Flawless

    I don't know why, but for some reason my favorite part is "I heard that you were planning to shoot me out of a cannon".

  62. Vanessa Ribeiro

    hey, uh, I know you're not going to read that but... it's me.
    I miss you. and you probably forgot that's ~our~ music, you forgot everything about me and I don't blame you for that. you're right. we were toxic.
    but I miss you. and I know it doesn't look like but yeah, I do. someday, you'll know how much I loved you.
    and I hope you don't be as hurt as I am right now.
    so, find your piledriver waltz girl.

    beijos, xuxu.

  63. Felipe Ramos

    i love this song <3

  64. bar

    That's so good

  65. Paco Lopez

    Milex before Milex

  66. heey jairo velasquez

    This,Song Is Perfect..!

  67. Lydia Casaus

    I etched a face of a stopwatch
    On the back of a raindrop
    And did a swap for the sand in an hourglass

    I heard an unhappy ending
    It sort of sounds like you leaving
    I heard the piledriver waltz
    It woke me up this morning

    You look like you've been for breakfast
    At the heartbreak hotel
    And sat in the back booth
    By the pamphlets and the literature
    On how to lose
    Your waitress was miserable
    And so was your food
    If you're gonna try and walk on water
    Make sure you wear your comfortable shoes

    Mystery's flashing amber
    Go green when you answer
    But the red on the rest of the questionnaire
    Never changes

    I heard the news that you're planning
    To shoot me out of a cannon
    I heard the piledriver waltz
    It woke me up this morning

    You look like you've been for breakfast
    At the heartbreak hotel
    And sat in the back booth
    By the pamphlets and the literature
    On how to lose
    Your waitress was miserable
    And so was your food
    If you're gonna try and walk on water
    Make sure you wear your comfortable shoes

    Ohh, piledriver

    Anya M

    Lydia Casaus thank you

    Jonathan Duran

    En efecto, gracias

  68. ErectileWolf

    The ending part of this song is the best imo I just love the tune of the guitar.

  69. Matt H

    What's a piledriver waltz?

    pocketninja99

    Matt H A Waltz so fucking beautiful and passionate it feels like it's piledriving your heart.

  70. Manju

    I etched a face of a stopwatch
    On the back of a raindrop
    And did a swap for the sand in an hourglass

    I heard an unhappy ending
    It sort of sounds like you leaving
    I heard the piledriver waltz
    It woke me up this morning

    You look like you've been for breakfast
    At the heartbreak hotel
    And sat in the back booth
    By the pamphlets and the literature
    On how to lose
    Your waitress was miserable
    And so was your food
    If you're gonna try and walk on water
    Make sure you wear your comfortable shoes

    Mystery's flashing amber
    Go green when you answer
    But the red on the rest of the questionnaire
    Never changes

    I heard the news that you're planning
    To shoot me out of a cannon
    I heard the piledriver waltz
    It woke me up this morning

    You look like you've been for breakfast
    At the heartbreak hotel
    And sat in the back booth
    By the pamphlets and the literature
    On how to lose
    Your waitress was miserable
    And so was your food
    If you're gonna try and walk on water
    Make sure you wear your comfortable shoes

    Ohh, piledriver

  71. Kübra Birgül

    hey guys they are making a new album FINALLY!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! I'M SO HAPPY!!!!!!

    who is the fucking nillü

    Kübra Birgül ne zaman çıkacak

  72. Joey Garcia

    Reminds me of killing stalking

  73. charlieboy76

    which album/version is this?

    xShana :3

    Suck it and see

  74. Shaun Cheadle

    his songs am just perfect

  75. Gergő Kerti

    i heard the piledriver waltz

  76. Karolin Mitie

    I've never imagined that alliterations with "B" would make me soo happy 😍

    Otávio Soares

    i liked your comment

    Karolin Mitie

    Auditoria Auditoria Thanks :)

    Enhanced Handsomeness

    Explain it to me, please!

  77. Xamy oficial

    La verdad es mejor sí simplemente lo hace Alex

  78. Meruna Art

    This is such a good album to listen to in the autumn/fall time, don't know why but it sort of has that nostalgia and also hopeful feeling that the season change brings <3

    Woodoow66

    I get the nostalgia, but man, this doesn't sound like fall time. It sounds springey/early summer af. You're right abouth the season change thing though :)

    Meruna Art

    You know that thing when you listen to a song/album in a certain time period, and after a while you listen to it again and it reminds you of that time? Suck it and see was Fall 2013 for me. And the Submarine soundtrack is totally winter :)

    Olivia Pendas

    I totally agree, I hear summer though, like a warm afternoon, where the light is all golden and ahh this album gives me such a vivid mental picture

  79. Charlotte Bouilloux

    I fucking love that song.

  80. soakedbootcuts

    This is poetry in music form.

    youscrewber

    Music is poetry, ya blockhead.

    REDDERT REDDINGTON

    r/Im14andthisisdeep

    Spam singles

    soakedbootcuts But music is poetry

    João Sampaio

    @youscrewber yeah, especially pop music blockhead

  81. Earl Grey Socialism

    I don't know which version I like better the submarine version or the original they're both so good!
    Edit: thanks for the likes 💘

    Tigermoon

    i always was on the submarine side, but whenever i listen to this i have the same feeling, they're really both great

    Xamy oficial

    Me too <3 :v

    15IDKMYNAME15

    Momo Chan I think the Alex turner version is so much more depressing

    Earl Grey Socialism

    15IDKMYNAME15 I agree with you TBH

  82. Víctor Cárdenas

    Omaiga :'v

  83. d a n i o ᄉ o

    It makes me happy and sad at the same time.

    Marco Güemez

    happy because of the voice and melody, sad because of the lyrics.

    Mia

    oh god, i thought i was the only one...

    Conor Schloff

    So true.. just went through a breakup and its both uplifting and crushing at the same time.

    Cranberry **

    Nostalgia right?

    Leo Evans

    this was the favourite song of a friend of mine who passed away in the summer (she was just 15) and everytime I listen to it it makes me feel happy that I knew her but painfully sad that she's gone at the same time.

  84. alex turner

    so beautiful♥

  85. jaciel forbes

    my ears have been blessed

  86. Kitty Fast

    this is my life in a nutshell

  87. Mania

    make sure you wear your comfortable shoes..

  88. Nosaj

    so similar to the actual song 'Suck It And See'