Arctic Monkeys - What If You Were Right The First Time? Lyrics



The mixture between,
The fantastic dream,
And the fear,
You wonder where she is,
This afternoon.

And does it get on your nerves,
Make you slightly perturbed,
That there's things that you don't know about her?
And even the places that she's never been with yer,
seem awful empty without her.

You can't look into those eyes,
Down no telephone line,
What if you were right first time? [x2]

The mixture between,
The fantastic dream,
And the fear,
You wonder where she is,
This afternoon.

You can't look into those eyes,
Down no telephone line,
What if you were right first time?





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  1. Konstantinos Ernesto Economou

    0:51 is too good to be true

  2. Makedon Alexandarski

    Awesome

  3. Carol Bittencourt

    eargasm

  4. Franco Zapatel

    this instead of Only One Who Knows and FWN would be my favourite AM album

    sandenson

    Only One Who Knows is Actually really good imo. The Bad Thing should be the one replaced.

    juliaa

    only ones who know is beautiful.I think the Bad thing should be replaced for this

  5. Abril Larramendy

    que recuerdos

  6. Giulia Pedrazzi

    I LOVE THIS SONG SO MUCH

  7. Ronan Hatfull

    'Betwixt and between the fantastic dream and the fear' is still one of the best and most poetic lines he's ever written. This song is such a stormer. Hope they either release a B-Sides collection with a few added songs like this or do the full-on heavy album they've always hinted at on the FWN b-sides, most of Humbug and parts of AM.

  8. ignatia LT1

    holy shit!!!!

  9. Akshay P V

    [Verse 1]
    Betwixt and between, the fantastic dream and the fear
    Do you wonder where she is this afternoon?
    And does it get on your nerves, make you slightly perturbed
    That there's things that you don't know about her?
    And even the places that she's never been with you
    Seem awful empty without her

    [Chorus]
    You can't look into those eyes
    Down no telephone line
    What if you were right first time?
    You can't look into those eyes
    Down no telephone line
    What if you were right first time?

    [Instrumental Break]

    [Verse 2]
    Betwixt and between, the fantastic dream and the fear
    Do you wonder where she is this afternoon?
    And with the needle in groove, is there owt to prove?
    And tell me, are your feet still tapping?
    I know there’s a first for a trip over the water
    What is the worst that could happen?

    [Chorus]
    You can't look into those eyes
    Down no telephone line
    What if you were right first time?


    need lyrics!!

  10. Deni Suntoro

    who tbhc ?

  11. Brotato

    SPODERMAN
    :ccccccccc
    ;---; i'm in wrong side of YO(NOOB) again c
    ROOCKAND REOLLLL
    XD

  12. Salma Belbaraka

    "What If You Were Right The First Time?"






    The mixture between,

    The fantastic dream,

    And the fear,

    You wonder where she is,

    This afternoon.



    And does it get on your nerves,

    Make you slightly perturbed,

    That there's things that you don't know about her?

    And even the places that she's never been with yer,

    seem awful empty without her.



    You can't look into those eyes,

    Down no telephone line,

    What if you were right first time? [x2]



    The mixture between,

    The fantastic dream,

    And the fear,

    You wonder where she is,

    This afternoon.



    You can't look into those eyes,

    Down no telephone line,

    What if you were right first time?

    Zeibentaul

    Just a slight amendment, it's "d'you" in the part "You wonder where she is", abbrevation for "do you"

    Andreas Wong

    Also It's betwixt and between, not the mixture between

  13. Elise

    WHY I DIDN'T KNOW THIS SONG BEFORE?! WHY THIS SONG IS NOT ON THE ALBUM?😭😭😭

    Luka Mandic

    They wanted to put it on instead of The Bad Thing but Alex insisted they go with the latter so long as they don't play it live. He later said he regretted this descion.

    zomgseriosuly

    Luka Mandic wowza...The Bad Thing is SO fucking good tho!!

  14. Alexander Luna

    the bass line ❤

  15. Petros Papadakis

    one of their best songs by far  for me..(and the afternoon hat)

  16. sad-and-celestial

    cue the head banging

  17. Chacha5678

    in the 10+ years I've loved this band, this song remains my favorite

  18. Fab7

    This song is insane. It's one of the first ones that come to my mind whenever I want to recommend something by AM. Pure Monkeys style.

  19. CHAiRBORNE

    The intro definitely has a Last Shadow Puppets vibe to it.

    andreja01

    Which song specifically? If it does resemble it, I would definitely like to listen to it haha

  20. Manel Tajada Rodriguez

    Dude, this seems Nirvana lol

    Manel Tajada Rodriguez

    I don't know. Alex Turner plagiarized a song by Nirvana, just saying.

    Manel Tajada Rodriguez

    And he played the solo of Smells Like Teen Spirit in live, when he was playing Crying Lightning

    Google are you fucking kidding me why would you let me pick such a retarded username

    So what?

    Most Satisfied

    Citation needed. Besides, music always borrows from other music, unless it's a new genre, but those consist of sounds instead of notes more often than not.

    Chris Tempo

    Not really

  21. Alan Mann

    fucking let's have it!!!

  22. Kieran O'Connor

    the build up is similar to Prehaps vampires are a abit strong but youbwere staring straight at me

    Polina Banana

    I hope you did this on purpose because it made me laugh and i hope you know what i mean

  23. Benjamín Loaiza Mena

    ¿Esto es de Favourite Worst Nightmare?

    cristopher gonzalez

    es el b-side. Las canciones menos conocidas ya que solo algunos vinillos o discos vienen con los b-sides

  24. rayray16555

    Anyone know where I can get this on vinyl? :)

    Olivia Mc

    Like hmv or most music shops

    TheObviousBritish

    eBay is your best shot or the domino website

  25. David Bone

    gondar yiyi

  26. David Bone

    soy un rayo obeso xd

  27. Aurelia

    Tried doing homework, then 1:43 happened

  28. Unhealthy Gaming

    Man they make the best b sides

  29. Z W

    Holy shit 1:43 fucked my ear holes and my headphones spit roasted my head

  30. Adrián Tamez

    the good old days

  31. Miguel Ramirez

    que buena canción de los "ARCTIC MONKEYS "que buenos cambios <3

  32. Miguel Ramirez

    que buena canción de los "ARCTIC MONKEYS "que buenos cambios <3

  33. Moon Striderz

    the fantastic dream and the fear..
    she wonders where she is; this afternoon

  34. sylvi stormtrooper

    me when I changed my answer in a exam

    Arctic Monkeys

    sylvi stormtrooper dlnvldnclfmvv

  35. Troock14

    Is there like an album in which I can find this and some other songs I couldn't find in their regular albums or beneath the boardwalk (too much to ask, if you found this it's probably too late, etc.)?

    Richelle Moore

    @Troock14 It's like a hidden treasure of theirs! It's on the Brianstorm EP. They have several EPs beside this one that have tracks that aren't on their full length albums

    Jitters

    @Troock14 @Richelle Moore Yeah you can also find all of those hidden EP tracks on Spotify

  36. Ana Portgas

    oh mannn.. so many eargasmssss

    Moon Striderz

    @Ana Davila 1.45

    Jesse Davila

    Beat band ever

  37. Nightwishmaster

    Brianstorm has some of the best songs IMHO, If You Found This It's Probably Too Late, Temptation Greets You Like Your Naughty Friend (one of my all time favorite AM songs) AND this. Killer single...

  38. Erin Haf Lewis

    You can't look into those eyes, down the telephone line, what if you were right on the first time?

  39. zomgseriosuly

    ALEX SOUNDS LIKE HE JUST CAME OUT THE WOMB <3

    Batphoned 78

    Hahaha ... Cute baby Alex

  40. Bigby Wolf

    This is easily one of my favorite songs of theirs.

  41. Dan

    probably should have replaced if you were there beware in FWN, oh well this is one of their best

    Moon Striderz

    @Dan Mallen IYWTB was a sick song man, saw it live @ splendour in 07 was almost highlight of the whole festival!!

    Kieran O'Connor

    If you were there beware is probably the best song in the album you plonker

  42. legendaryfiqa

    holy shit THIS IS SO GOOOD I LOVE IT!

  43. ollie smooch

    this > their new music

    Moon Striderz

    @ollie smooch lol tell us somethingwe dont know! Yes this is OP

    Daniel Rizea

    +R3g3N24 Oh, hey there. xD

    Regen

    @Daniel Rizea Hello ^_^

    zomgseriosuly

    weird to think that this comment was made 4 years ago

    Batphoned 78

    Disagree ...

  44. zomgseriosuly

    2:31 gave me eargasm

  45. Alpha Heisenbadger

    This song should have been in FWN. I would have replaced Da Frame 2R.

    giorgos perikolis

    too much to ask is better i guess ..( my opinion actually) 

  46. cheeeefa

    one of their best .... any side

  47. naya

    1:20-2:07 SEX
    this track deserved more than b-side 

    Jamesthebrummie !

    It's like a nice surprise on the b-side though.

    naya

    @stew g 
    tru..imho it deserves more recognition

    Hercules Campina

    Their B-sides are always awsome and you always feel like it should be on their albums

    MrSkutti

    Replace the Bad Thing with this and you'd have a perfect album.

    Batphoned 78

    Absolutely ALL of their b-sides deserve more than that ...That gives an idea of the quality of their music.

  48. Isabel Morales Hdez

    OH HOLY SHIT! The most awesome and perfect tripy song I ever hear *-*

  49. AngryKoala Insane

    Hey Mary!! :D

  50. Rodrigo Abinader

    Putaquepariu.

  51. Emily Knight

    What a tune! Real music will never die. Next big band are THE BLUE COLLARS, absolute class band. Check them out you will LOVE them I swear.

  52. FanciDreama

    being their fan for years i have all their studio album, but yet i still have many B-side songs to listen... this makes me happy especially when we're all waiting for the new album :)

  53. Gruffudd Owen

    This song is disgustingly good. Like sickeningly good.

  54. thecronozone

    1:42 Oohhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh <3 1:42 1:42 1:42 1:42 1:42 :DD

  55. Vítor Gomes

    1:43 jhdsgfsdjhfgjfhk

  56. Luke Piper

    whats the difference between b sides and the other one

  57. Andreas Vranken

    I own it and it's brilliant!

  58. thecronozone

    <3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3<3 UUUFFFFFFFFF!!!!!!!!!

  59. Alejandra Sierra

    i love the bass here but especially alex..... <33

  60. gabriel

    give me da money and i will

    Davi 1017

    Dude its been 7 years finish your sentence dammit

  61. IFirePlacesLike

    Make one then..

  62. Nathan H

    matt is a fukin machine ! i love him

  63. gabriel

    omg, i want a cd with all the b-sides :(

  64. lvivboi

    @patzeeng LOL good point!

  65. patzeeng

    @lvivboi no then everyone would start with this shit about: have u heard "7" , the lastest song of a.m? and that would just kill my balls

  66. The Tsev

    @superbladejf you suck

  67. imlukeee 1

    @lvivboi I collected all their B-sides and made an album for myself. About 20 songs, GREAT.

  68. Amos Quito

    I love how sometimes the title of their songs are long sentences :)

  69. Simen Brændshøi

    2:32 - 2:42 ... awesome

  70. Connor Redmond

    1:31 - 1:41 BRACE FOR EPIC
    1:42 OH SHI-

  71. bbbdinoo

    @EeroVT nah mate, humbug sounds like this one :D

  72. Bojan Batinic

    What If You Were Right On The First Time?

  73. winfield pearson

    really picks up at the end, wicked, love to hear this live

  74. The Blonde Brazilian

    @JulesLC That's such a rad song! Why would you replace it?

  75. The Blonde Brazilian

    @Seebbew wow three years ago, maybe you can be considered a holy man now, or almost. great song, thanks for uploading!

  76. astros0

    they should've put these songs in place of some of the ones on suck it and see. im really not diggin a lot of those songs

  77. lvivboi

    @ReggTheLedge Yeah I think it would be great:)

  78. Richard Owen

    @lvivboi Yeah they should, give people a chance to hear some amazing songs, makes financial sense too.

  79. Alex L

    so many great singles..
    they should put them all together in an album

  80. Pedro Domínguez

    there are one person that loves justina bieber or rebecca black

  81. William Collier

    Fucking came so hard at 1:43

  82. cman93

    i really cant believe this wasnt on the album

  83. Vlad

    Hey ! Seebbew Please can u leave a link where i can download mp3 of this song
    please, cant find it nowhere

  84. claude bawls

    @ShapeUpHull lots of that squealing on "the ultra violence" album by death angel

  85. Annie Daza

    thnks for uploading this :D

  86. alv3rta

    KILLER TUNE!

  87. ToplessArt

    The explosion of sound after 1:43 is amazing.

  88. Tom Jellis

    So many B sides songs we all forgot about, the Arctic Monkeys have probably produced 50 odd songs now! The ordinary fan has probably only heard of half of them!

  89. Luke Killick

    They really need to make a B-Side album, so bad. Seriously.

  90. dbruns3

    agreed Ivivboi

  91. lvivboi

    They should make an album entirely consisting of their b-sides. It would be so good.

  92. sml200867

    I think this should have been on the album instead of The Bad Thing. I like it, but this is better imo.

  93. Debbie Allen

    brilliant song

  94. chrisgaitan

    OH MY GOD. I cannot believe I've never heard this song before! This DEFINITELY should've been on favourite worst nightmare, this is one of their coolest songs EVER.

  95. GreenSmyPS3

    AwEsOmE