Arctic Monkeys - The Jeweller's Hands Lyrics




Fiendish wonder in the carnival's wake
Dull caresses once again irritate
Tread softly stranger
Move over toward the danger that you seek

You think excitement has receded then the mirror distracts
The logic of the trance quickly reaches and grasps
Handsome and faceless and weightless your imagination runs

And now it's no ones fault but yours
At the foot of the house of cards
You thought you'd never get obsessed
You thought the wolves would be impressed
And you're a sinking stone
But you know what it's like to hold the jeweller's hands
That procession of pioneers all drowned

In the moonlight they're more thrilling those things that he knows
As he leads you through the grinning bubble blowers in the snow
Watching his exit was like falling off the ferry in the night

The inevitables gather to push you around
Any other voice makes such a punishing sound
It became laughter's assassin shortly after he showed you what it was

And now it's no ones fault but yours, at the foot of the house of cards
You thought you'd never get obsessed
You thought the wolves would be impressed
And you're a sinking stone
But you know what it's like to hold the jeweller's hands
That procession of pioneers all drowned

If you've a lesson to teach me I'm listening, ready to learn
There's no one here to police me I'm sinking in until the return
If you've a lesson to teach please don't deviate, don't be afraid
Without the last corner piece I can't calibrate, let's get it engraved

If you've a lesson to teach me I'm listening, ready to learn
There's no one here to police me I'm sinking in until the return
If you've a lesson to teach please don't deviate, don't be afraid
Without the last corner piece I can't calibrate, let's get it engraved

If you've a lesson to teach me I'm listening, ready to learn
There's no one here to police me I'm sinking in until the return
If you've a lesson to teach please don't deviate, don't be afraid
Without the last corner piece I can't calibrate, let's get it engraved





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Arctic Monkeys The Jeweller's Hands Comments
  1. Lucy Postin

    I was in a cover band in Uni that was heavily influenced by our lead singers music taste, until we decided to play this at the drummers request, and this outro was the hardest shit we ever played, and we covered Metallica and even suicide silence as my request. The drummer played a breakdown in the 5th repeat of the outro and it was legeeeeendaaaaary 😍

  2. Flor Portas

    I have a passion for this song i need everyone to hear it and at the same time i want it all for myself. Its pure magic.

  3. Stanley Marak

    Just commenting cus I also wanna see my comment 10 year later

  4. Adamz Turner

    Genius song

  5. Julián D. Rendón Rúa

    ESSSSTAAA CANCIAAAAANNNNN

  6. DillaryHuff

    Bill Clinton likes this song because the bass sounds like a sexy saxophone.

  7. AD/

    Pablo escobar el patron del mal :v

  8. hoover

    happy to be the 8000th like for this masterpiece

  9. Lucas Vechi

    That remembers me Blue Oyster Cult

  10. chuck •

    when he says "handsome and faceless" i always think of jaqen h'ghar from game of thrones lol

  11. Rafael Hernando

    Nominaciones: World Music Award al Mejor Álbum del Mundo, NME Award al Mejor Álbum, NME Award al Peor Álbum del Año

  12. Jorge

    Genera un ambiente de misterio y psicodelia magnifico, sin duda mi favorita de Humbug :D

  13. Havingfun2night

    Good drinking song

  14. jcooke222

    Bit of a tune tbh

  15. Jacob Dunstan

    This enigmatic masterwork is absolutely teeming with deliciously abstract metaphors. Seething with foreboding... Humbug and this track in particular made an imprint the first time I heard it, and it still hovers like a ghost above my head. 10.0/10

  16. Simenzss

    legendary

  17. nicoleta

    their best song solely cause of 3:13 and on

  18. 八月August

    This and Dance Little Liar are fucking amazing, I can't believe this album doesn't get the recognition it so dearly deserves.

  19. Maryann Fink

    this song is underated

  20. tesacy

    Thank you fuckin' much Alex Turner

  21. Eren Afacan

    Tonlarin gizemi içine çektikçe çekiyor. Her dinleyişte daha da derine götürüyor... fazla bilinmeyen ama muhteşem bir sarki

  22. Sibutramine 3T462767

    you can see so much Josh Homme influence in here

  23. jbillson

    Laughter's Assassin

  24. Paguo

    Such eloquent lyrics

  25. Ana Šošić

    There is just something so eerie about this song, I love it

  26. Leonardo Silva

    i Just can't get enough of this song and this band

  27. Alejandro Pereyra

    This song and You know I'm no good by Amy are sisters

  28. Kristina Marina

    In love w this

    Yvzcn Club

    amazing song

  29. Idan Vardis

    Hit the like button if you're listening to this in 2019 🤘🏼🤘🏼

  30. Soundless FOB

    This song is very popular with devoted fans but it's so underrated with casual fans/new fans

  31. Diego Mahoudeau

    Because I hated this song I never got to the outro until now... wow *read in Owen Wilson voice"

  32. Huey Avery

    What is the jewellers hands a metaphor for?

  33. Joe Venables

    This must be my hundredth time listening to this song and I just now noticed the “oh” at 4:52. That’s what makes the outro of this song so special, even as it’s fading out there’s new things being added that you notice after loads of listens, it feels like the world that humbug’s set in, this mindscape, is just going to keep getting more hectic and more dangerous, and the fade is letting us know that Humbug will never stop, this song is just us exiting it.

  34. C.C. Monroe

    You have a face to me.

  35. C.C. Monroe

    Logic of trance

  36. C.C. Monroe

    I heard of a parrot named humbug, or was that a dog. Ba ha ha.

  37. Yuri Nogueira

    best song ever made by arctic

  38. oceanbacon23

    I don't feel this is particularly dark, but I find it more kind of oblique and spooky. Humbug is the best album to listen to at Hallowe'en.

  39. NeonSuspenders

    One of the best outros for an album

  40. Ricardo Machry

    i miss this band making this kind of music

  41. ivan montes

    Temazo!

  42. Lucie Meimouni

    The outro is a true masterpiece. Crazy how you can imagine a whole story only listening to this. In my head it’s the end of a series episode where the main character hoped to escape from a shitty situation. But at the end life catches him up...

  43. Jay Mckay

    It looks like they're smoking pot on the album cover

  44. Kiley Fugel

    I LOVE THIS SONG TOO MUCH

  45. Ramiro007

    espectacular

  46. Gigi D.M.

    Humbug is sooo trippy my god, takes me to another universe.

  47. MaximusDomina

    First time listening to this song and already shivering.

  48. Cielo Knightly

    This IS A MASTERPIECE
    Best song of Alex Turner

  49. Dan Abnormal

    One of their best songs

  50. isaac ramos murillo

    estilo alternativo y aristo.

  51. Riddler Riddler

    what a fucking tune. what an album, honestly.

  52. clara nzt

    man, i miss the humbug era so much..this album is such a masterpiece!

  53. Saul parrella nascimento

    From 3:10 on is just a huge eargasm

  54. Hüseyin Umut AYRAN

    Maybe i have listened this song for thousand times but still i can't skip whenever it plays randomly on my playlist. Extraordinary

  55. yerawizard harry

    This song makes me feel badass and depressed at the same time

  56. Hydra

    I’ve always thought this song would be perfect for a James Bond movie.

  57. Hydra

    It’s not just my favourite Humbug song, It’s my favourite AM song! I absolutely everything in the song.

  58. cerperalpurpose

    Nick has such a superb bass line on this I'm staggered not more people have mentioned it. The walking bass line from Sheffield, the writer of Do I Wanna Know?, everyone.

    what the fuuuuuu

    Nick wrote the bass line for R U Mine? & Alex wrote the bass for Do I Wanna Know?

  59. Ευτυχία Ιωσηφίδου

    one of their best, amazing outro

  60. BEJOCAS TRU

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=bFYe1oQ4Urc....tmj

  61. Garabato Garbanzo

    "...you're a sinking stone"

  62. Domino •

    Okay so no one is going to talk about how Nick is killing that bass

  63. Leonardo Silva

    this is my favourite secret place

  64. Muhamad Viko

    Comments 505

  65. doobiescoo1

    Wow,..back after 7 years. Timeless music!

  66. Dan Abnormal

    AMO ESTA CANCIÓN AH LA MEJOR

  67. Willian Bonni

    I guess they left the best, for last. It's hands down the best song on Humbug.

  68. Áleister J.R

    THIS ALBUM IS A BUNCH OF FUCKING POETRY ALEX I LOVE YOU THANKS

  69. Jules Gilmour

    Chorus sounds a lot like that song they covered.. 'You know I'm no good'

  70. BollyBibby

    I love the circus/carnival vibes this album gives

  71. BLOOP

    everybody's talking about the outro here and im just in awe of matt drumming

  72. Gideon Onyango

    my best song from my favourite band.2018 & still loving it!!!

  73. Rotguns

    I really liked this era

  74. Kristina Asia

    I really need them to use this in an episode of peaky blinders.

  75. Martin Anthonio16

    Humbug's bass is, to me, the best thing they've ever done

  76. Dani D.

    Became laughter’s assassin, shortly after he showed you what it was.... how, Alex, how 😩

  77. sereniTY Angels

    Im in love with this song and his voice

  78. Yvzcn Club

    ogrencek cok seyimiz var senden Alex biraderim

    Yvzcn Club

    masterpiece be kardeşim...

  79. Kieran O'Connor

    What a great outro to an outstanding album

  80. João de Melo

    OMFG this music is so fucking good

  81. Felipe Viegas

    There's no one here to police me, I'm sinking in, until you return...man, I love that outro so much

  82. nae slimmy

    This song reminds me of being in a witch’s house or a medium Idk i just love the vibe

  83. aerialskid

    i am the only one who thinks that this song looks like a Winehouse song ?

  84. irakearte

    the most underrated track, the best one

  85. Laura Brzić

    I'm looking for a song that has a similar beginning like this song.....can anybody help me?

  86. Mike Maya

    Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino years before it happened

  87. Stu D

    Best band in the world??

  88. Fariz Aimanur

    Paper Towns ?

  89. Effie C

    I'm just here trying to comfort myself after listening to their new songs..

    Felipe Viegas

    man, I love tranquility base hotel + casino, I do think you should give it a second try.

  90. L. F.

    i imagine an abandoned halloween themed funpark and witches dancing in the moonlight

  91. Furkan Kaya

    That guitar..

  92. Avestruz Cósmico

    10 years :D

  93. Emily Heath

    Lyrics

    Fiendish wonder in the carnival's wake 
    Though it caresses once again irritate 
    Tread softly stranger 
    Move over toward the danger THAT you seek 

    You think excitement has receded 
    And the mirror distracts 
    The logic of the trance 
    Quickly reaches and grasps 
    Handsome and faceless 
    And weightless, your imagination roams 

    And now it's no ones fault but yours 
    At the foot of the house of cards 
    You thought you'd never get obsessed 
    You thought the wolves would be impressed 
    And you're a sinking stone 
    But you know what it's like to hold the jeweler's hand 
    That procession of pioneers all drowned 

    In the moonlight they're more thrilling 
    Those things that he knows 
    As he leads you through the grinning 
    Bubble blowers in the snow 
    Watching his exit 
    Is like falling off the ferry in the night 

    The inevitables gather to push you around 
    Any old voice makes a punishing sound 
    He became laughter's assassin 
    Shortly after he showed you what it was 

    And now it's no ones fault but yours 
    At the foot of the house of cards 
    You thought you'd never get obsessed 
    You thought the wolves would be impressed 
    And you're a sinking stone 
    But you know what it's like to hold the jeweler's hand 
    That procession of pioneers all drowned 

    If you've a lesson to teach me, 
    I'm listening, ready to learn 
    There's no one here to police me, 
    I'm sinking in, until you return 

    If you've a lesson to teach me, 
    Don't deviate, don't be afraid 
    Without the last corner piece I can't calibrate, 
    Let's get it ingrained 

    If you've a lesson to teach me, 
    I'm listening, ready to learn 
    There's no one here to police me, 
    I'm sinking in, until you return 

    If you've a lesson to teach me, 
    Don't deviate, don't be afraid 
    Without the last corner piece I can't calibrate, 
    Let's get it ingrained 

    If you've a lesson to teach me, 
    I'm listening, ready to learn 
    There's no one here to police me, 
    I'm sinking in, until you return 

    If you've a lesson to teach me, 
    Don't deviate, don't be afraid 
    Without the last corner piece I can't calibrate, 
    Let's get it ingrained

    Yvzcn Club

    you can find it in description

    FTWorWTF

    I,always thought this song was about a Faustian bargain.

  94. Ari Karayani

    daha ne yapayım üstadım yaz artık

  95. girlfromsaturn

    HUMBUG BABYY~

  96. alejandro tadeo

    Que melodías al final son muy crudas y el desliz de loa dedos de Alex en la guitarra hacen q sea uno de los mejores riffs se puede hacer mucha variación y jugar con los acordes humbug me vuela la cabeza

    alejandro tadeo

    no eres el unico existen mucho arreglos en esa master piece asi que a disfrutar humbug 😉😉

  97. C M

    Handsome and faceless and weightless your imagination runs