Arctic Monkeys - Secret Door Lyrics




Fools on parade cavort and carry on
For waiting eyes
That you would rather be beside than in front of
But she's never been the kind to be hollowed by the stares

She swam out of tonight's phantasm
Grabbed my hand and made it very clear
There's absolutely nothing for us here
It's a magnolia celebration
To be attempted on a Wednesday night
It's better than to get a reputation
As a miserable little tyke
At least that's the conclusion
She came to in this overture

The secret door swings behind us
She's saying nothing
She's just giggling along

Her arms were folded most indignant
Not looking like she was soon to leave
I had to squint in order to believe
And then like a butler pushing on a bookshelf
And unveiling the unexpected
I, who was earlier reluctant, was suddenly embarrassed and corrected
How could such a creature
Survive in such a habitat

The secret door swings behind us
She's saying nothing
She's just giggling along
And even if they were to find us
I wouldn't notice, I'm completely occupied

As all the fools on parade
Cavort and carry on for waiting eyes
Ones you would rather be beside than in front of
But she's never been the kind
To be hollowed by the stares
Fools on parade
Frolic and fuck about to make a gaze
Turn to a scribble on a page by a picture
That holds her absence
But you're daft to think she'd care

Fools on parade [3x]
Conduct a sing-along





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Arctic Monkeys Secret Door Comments
  1. Mauro Dmg

    Humbug is so underrated...

  2. Joseph Luna

    Humbug's "Piledriver Waltz"

  3. Moinsoir

    But she's never been the kind to be hollowed by the stares


    neither mine :((

  4. K J

    Such an underrated masterpiece

  5. Marcus Lewington

    Very underated. It's so unique and plesent, class

  6. Ignacio Latorre

    366 weones que no saben de música.

  7. Fran A

    I could be listening the final part of this song over and over again

  8. Cthulhu, King of Lunacy

    So I'm like 90% sure that this song is about Anne Frank, right?

    Jose Antonio Mercado

    Como chingan con lo del diario ese, esta basado, no es literalmente esa historia de mierda manipulada

    anthony diaz

    Es sobre él y su en esa época novia, alexa chung

  9. Otro pelotudo mas

    Lo escucho una y otra vez como si fuera un mapa del tesoro xD

    Damn Smoothskin

    Tomas ezequiel cruz 😳

  10. toby ellis

    Love people saying “see, there’s more to them than AM whilst forgetting SIAS even exists

  11. ayeldomz19

    this song kinda sounds like it belongs to the Tranquillity Base Hotel + Casino album

  12. Shaikh Aslam

    This is definitely a underrated song. Its a gem ♡
    thanks for the lyrics in the description. (:

  13. Almog Koren

    ONLY FOR THOSE THAT UNDERSTAND HEBREW
    תהלוכת הטיפשים קלי הדעת, מתאווה לנעיצת עניים
    ,עד שהיית מעדיף, להדיר את עצמך.
    .אולם, היא לא הייתה מסתנוורת, מהאש של המבט.

    ,היא הגיחה מתוך פנטזיית הלילה
    -אחזה בידי ובחד משמעיות דברה הבהיר
    .אין שום דבר שאותנו פה ישאיר
    וזה היה ממש מרנין נפש
    .להתפתות ברביעי בערב
    עדיף מלפתח מוניטין של
    .פרחח עלוב בן כלב
    ,לפחות זאת המסקנה
    .שהיא קפצה אליה בחוסר עכבות מוחלט

    ,הדלת הסודית מסובבת אותנו כהוגן
    ,היא לא פוצה את פייה
    .רק מחייכת לה להנאתה

    זרועותיה החלו להתעוות בזעם
    ,לא נראה היה שהיא חושבת על לעזוב
    .כדי להאמין הוכרחתי לבדוק זאת מקרוב
    ,כמו משרת שמזיז מדף ספרים
    .התגלית הכתה אותי בהלם
    ,אני שמקודם הסתייגתי
    .התגליתי כחכם של חלם
    ,איך יצור טהור כל כך
    .שורדת בכזאת זוהמה

    ,הדלת הסודית מסובבת אותנו כהוגן
    ,היא לא פוצה את פייה
    .רק מחייכת לה להנאתה
    ,ואפילו אם היו מוצאים אותנו
    ,הייתי מתעוור כלפיהם לגמרי
    אני עמוק מידי בתוך ההזיה

    כמו בתהלוכת הטיפשים קלי הדעת, המתאווה לנעיצת עניים
    .עד שהיית מעדיף, להדיר את עצמך
    .אולם, היא לא הייתה מסתנוורת, מהאש של המבט
    ,תהלוכת הטיפשים קלי הדעת, ,תביך את עצמם למענה
    ,תהפוך לשרבוט קיקיוני כדי שתבכין בהם
    אבל זה לא כל כך בראש מעינה

    תהלוכת הטיפשים קלי הדעת
    תהלוכת הטיפשים קלי הדעת
    תהלוכת הטיפשים קלי הדעת ממשיכה לשיר בצוותא

    Damn Smoothskin

    Almog Koren gross

  14. Otro pelotudo mas

    2:30 mejor puto momento de la musica 💓

  15. Yvzcn Club

    gizli kapılar ardından selam olsun

  16. Elidi Abbots

    can someone like explain the symbolism of the lyrics to me? what’s he even saying? i love this song but i’m terrible at decifering lyrics in which lie too many metaphors lmao

  17. Dom Nez - Comacone

    Thank you Alex for the music! Thank you for inspiring me to form a band and get songwriting.

  18. İrem Zeynep Çapraz

    Dönüp dolaşıp bu şarkıya geliyorum🖤

  19. fclavijo

    i'm polluting this sacred last bastion of free expression with my love messages

  20. Account not in Use

    Do you ever get when a song makes you feel something? Like you don’t know what but something, that’s what this does aswell as certain romance.

    Cassidy Abad

    Same here, Secret door/A Certain Romance are THAT song to me, maybe is the guitar or the vibe, idk but i love it sm

  21. Damn Smoothskin

    Finally found it again 🤗

  22. Arcane Knight

    I like their older stuff better am is amazing but i love their old sound

  23. andres ruiz

    2009 💙

  24. El Beano

    FOOOOLS ON PARADE

  25. somewhat.strange

    This song is lit af when high 🔥🔥🔥

  26. TheOfficialCoachYT

    Very addicting to listen

  27. Leandro Barbaro

    -Humbug
    -Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino
    -SIAS
    -FWN
    -WPSITWIN
    -AM

  28. André Luiz Oliveira

    2009 / 2019 aínda escutando ✌️

  29. L4zorWolf

    This song is just great, and I refuse to believe anything otherwise.

  30. Landmark

    Hi, straight to the point, we're an up and coming rock band from Sheffield! We've uploaded a couple of our tracks on our youtube channel, and more on our Soundcloud. It'd mean loads if you'd take a few minutes to listen to them. I know how much we all love discovering new music!!

  31. Minel Sülün

    I m really love this song

  32. Mostaza Studios

    2:32 chills

  33. Stu D

    Humbug. Moody and full of magic. Top record.

    איה צופה

    RIGHTTTTT

  34. hunchys

    ok bcoz of this song , alex turner is fuckin genius

  35. Lilly Ortega

    This is the suicidal

  36. Victor Gomes

    Musica genial

  37. PamelASMR

    Still obsessed with this song

  38. La Volpe

    Hi humans. If you're looking for new music similar to AM check out our latest single. Cheers.

  39. RedBull_Fran

    Me recuerda a la canción de Los Serrano

  40. Lucas Rodrigo Fernández

    I need go to rehab. I'm adicted to this song.

  41. Allisson

    LA AMARÉ POR LA ETERNIDAD❤

  42. Sad Subs

    Que rico.🖤👾

  43. sanman

    I am simply unable to comprehend the way in which they combine this melancholic, mysterious, ethereal (and almost psychedelic) air to the song which simultaneously saddens, spooks and comforts me. It’s bloody beautiful.

  44. doobiescoo1

    I've met that girl in my youth,..it was so amazing! Thanks for your perspective Mr. Turner! Such a great lyricist and musician.

  45. Eva Marie

    Such a good fucking song. Too bad it brings back some terrible memories.

  46. KwevreX

    beatifull song

  47. Kwak

    Fools on parade cavort and carry on for waiting eyes
    Ones you would rather be beside than in front of
    She's never been the kind to be hollowed by the stares

    She swam out of tonight's phantasm, grabbed my hand and made it very clear
    There's absolutely nothing for us here.
    It's a magnolia celebration to be attended on a Wednesday night
    It's better that than get a reputation as a miserable little tyke
    At least that's the conclusion she came to in this overture

    The secret door swings behind us,
    She's saying nothing, she's just giggling along

    Her arms were folded most indignant not looking like she was soon to leave,
    I had to squint in order to believe
    Like a butler pushing on a bookshelf and unveiling the unexpected
    I who was earlier reluctant was suddenly embarassed and corrected
    How could such a creature survive in such a habitat?

    The secret door swings behind us,
    She's saying nothing, she's just giggling along
    Even if they were to find us, I wouldn't notice,
    I'm completely occupied
    As all the Fools on parade cavort and carry on for waiting eyes
    Ones you would rather be beside than in front of
    She's never been the kind to be hollowed by the stares.
    Fools on parade frolic and fuck about
    To make a gaze turn to a scribble on a page by a picture that holds her absence
    but you're daft to think she'd care

    Fools on parade
    Fools on parade
    Fools on parade conduct a sing-along

  48. Will Fablet

    la cancacion es buena hasta el 00:24

  49. Eva Marie

    This song makes me cry every time I hear it. I used to listen to it with that special someone. It makes me think of how I stared into her eyes during the chorus. She shrugs it off when she sees me anywhere. Ah, good memories.

  50. N I A L L

    Yo if you like this please check out my tunes on my page!

  51. Patricia Silva

    ❤️❤️❤️❤️

  52. RENACER

    what a beautiful song woww

  53. 676

    I would be happy if someone checked and rated my cover of this song :D ty

  54. Muanpuia Kh

    i miss my high school days 😭😭😭

  55. Яна Головацька

    THE BEST SONG THAT I EVER HEARD. OMG IT'S JUST PEEEERFECT

  56. katherin Soliz

    La mejor parte de esta canción es la intro que tiene, desearía que fuese toda de esa manera.

  57. Vaibhav and life

    Fools on Parade

  58. ᄇ{just another Gacha lover}

    this >> am

  59. Shakthi Aravind Ovisha

    Thank god I always thought I would go to hell when I die, but I am in heaven. ❤️

  60. S. Herrera

    Really want to loop the song but its on my phone so I can't😒

  61. Kevin Colorado

    Amazing

  62. Isaak4316

    1.FWN
    2.AM
    3.WHATEVER
    4.HUMBUG
    5.STUCK

  63. Jiordache Ramos

    This gives me goosebumps all the time for being so good.

  64. fer qristo

    Fools on parade cavort and carry on
    For waiting eyes
    That you would rather be beside than in front of
    But she's never been the kind to be hollowed by the stares
    She swam out of tonight's phantasm
    Grabbed my hand and made it very clear
    There's absolutely nothing for us here
    It's a magnolia celebration
    To be attempted on a Wednesday night
    It's better than to get a reputation
    As a miserable little tyke
    At least that's the conclusion
    She came to in this overture
    The secret door swings behind us
    She's saying nothing
    She's just giggling along
    Her arms were folded most indignant
    Not looking like she was soon to leave
    I had to squint in order to believe
    And then like a butler pushing on a bookshelf
    I'm unveiling the unexpected
    How she was never gonna look to?
    Suddenly embarrassed and corrected
    How could such a creature
    Survive in such a habitat
    The secret door swings behind us
    She's saying nothing
    She's just giggling along
    And even if they were to find us
    I wouldn't notice, I'm completely occupied
    At all the fools on parade
    Cavort and carry on for waiting eyes
    That you would rather be beside than in front of
    But she's never been the kind
    To be hollowed by the stares
    Fools on parade
    Frolic and fuck about to make her gaze
    Turn to a scribble on a page by a picture
    That holds her options
    But you're daft to think she'd care
    Fools on parade
    Fools on parade
    Fools on parade
    Conduct a sing-along

  65. bloody hell

    It's so underrated the lyrics are one of my fav from alex

  66. Sam Foster

    YORKSHIRE.

  67. Patricia Valdés

    That bass..

  68. Darcy Dreamed

    i wish they did that extended outro like in the live version. It sound beautiful.

  69. Raul Castillo Sanchez

    This song remainds me of the smiths

  70. koko

    This song physicaly hurts

  71. David Mendez

    Anyone think that the intro sounds like the theme for the movie “Shape Of Water”

  72. Andrea Buentello

    I love this album more than I love myself

  73. Jessica Seo

    Oh MAn do I love this song!!!

    איה צופה

    AMAZING!

  74. kronk

    this is the only song out of 3 that i like off humbug

  75. victor ribeiro

    No other music lets me feel this way... Already hearing it for days non stop

  76. IWANOWITS PETROVITS

    Humbug is a cool and old-school album

  77. TheoAM97

    It feels to me like this song's vibe goes from WPSIATWIN to Favourite Worst Nightmare to Humbug to Suck it and See as the song progresses. The parts where it sounds FWN and SIAS are way more prominent than the other two, but still that's how it's always sounded to me and I love it :)

  78. AREA 52

    Am i the only to feel the drums here?

  79. The Arizona Ranger

    Fools on parade.

  80. Elite Gamer213

    I love this song is a banger

  81. Gandiik ovec

    It's so good that I sometimes get goosebumbs even tho I've listened to it 100+ times...

  82. ** Dreamer **

    💜💜💜

  83. Sharli A.

    Country road, take me home

  84. RowFoDog ProGamer

    I never understand why people hate AM so much, you might like one album more than another but AM is still a great one, with many great songs. This song is also great. I guess AM haters are just trying to hold on to the past, because i cant see why hate such an amazing album.

    L4zorWolf

    @Vinicius Sampaio You realize that AM is one of their newest albums, right?

  85. Cole Mcabee

    fuck you natalie

  86. C M

    Turn to a scribble on a page by a picture that holds her absence
    But you're daft to think she'd care

  87. Benjamin Šporar

    is the title hambug a typo for hamburg, if not what does it mean?

  88. Tonushree Chowdhury

    nine years later, this precious gem of a song still doesn't get old

  89. Genesis Cranston

    I feel like every time I listen to the Arctic monkeys my vocabulary widens 😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍

  90. Costanza Rizzo

    This is real music

  91. fernando jose

    K onda k pex

  92. К Ам

    I WANNA MORE SONGS FFS