Franz Ferdinand - The Dark Of The Matinée Lyrics




You take your white finger
Slide the nail under the top and bottom buttons of my blazer
Relax the fraying wool, slacken ties
And I'm not to look at you in the shoe, but the eyes, find the eyes

Find me and follow me through corridors, refectories and files
You must follow, leave this academic factory
You will find me in the matinee
The dark of the matinee
It's better in the matinee
The dark of the matinee is mine
Yes it's mine

I time every journey to bump into you, accidentally
I charm you and tell you of the boys I hate
All the girls I hate
All the words I hate
All the clothes I hate
How I'll never be anything I hate
You smile, mention something that you like
How you'd have a happy life if you did the things you like

Find me and follow me through corridors, refectories and files
You must follow, leave this academic factory
You will find me in the matinee
The dark of the matinee
It's better in the matinee
The dark of the matinee is mine
Yes it's mine

So I'm on BBC2 now, telling Terry Wogan how I made it
What I made is unclear now, but his deference is and his laughter is
My words and smile are so easy now
Yes, It's easy now
Yes, It's easy now

Find me and follow me through corridors, refectories and files
You must follow, leave this academic factory
You will find me in the matinee
The dark of the matinee
It's better in the matinee
The dark of the matinee is mine
Yes it's mine





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Franz Ferdinand The Dark Of The Matinée Comments
  1. JAVP

    This song changed my life. I'm serious

  2. Inverness Fan

    This is a good band.

  3. gianis666

    2:41 "so I'm on BBC tuna..."

  4. XxEntheoGenxX

    Does anyone else hear 'this psychedelic factory' ?

  5. dimaniak

    Yay, WW3!

  6. Toby Hicks

    there best song for sure

  7. wayback playback

    The beginning must be a Shadows parody, yes?

  8. nicholas ng sing kwong

    speechless at masterpiece

  9. Yoselyn Méndez

    Alucinante 😊

  10. tinko mertens

    Dang good song.. but I wonder why he looks so depressed??

  11. 개비정한세상

    The Dark Of The Matinée
    You take your white finger
    Slide the nail under
    The top and bottom buttons of my blazer
    Relax the fraying wool
    Slacken ties and I'm
    Not to look at you in the shoe
    But the eyes find the eyes

    Find me and follow me
    Through corridors, refectories
    And files you must follow
    Leave this academic factory
    Will find me in the matinee
    The dark of the matinee
    It's better in the matinee
    The dark of the matinee is mine
    Yes, it's mine

    I time every journey
    To bump into you accidentally
    I charm you and tell you
    Of the boys I hate, all the girls I hate
    All the words I hate, all the clothes I hate
    How I'll never be anything I hate
    You smile, mention something that you like
    Or how you'd have a happy life
    If you did the things you like

    Find me and follow me
    Through corridors, refectories
    And files you must follow
    Leave this academic factory
    Will find me in the matinee
    The dark of the matinee
    It's better in the matinee
    The dark of the matinee is mine
    Yes, it's mine

    So I'm on BBC2 now
    Telling Terry Wogan how I made it and
    What I made is unclear now
    But his deference is
    And his laughter is
    My words and smile are so easy now
    Yes, it's easy now
    Yes, it's easy now

    Find me and follow me
    Through corridors, refectories
    And files you must follow
    Leave this academic factory
    Will find me in the matinee
    The dark of the matinee
    It's better in the matinee
    The dark of the matinee

    Well, find me and follow me
    Through corridors, refectories
    And files you must follow
    Leave this academic factory
    Will find me in the matinee
    The dark of the matinee
    It's better in the matinee
    The dark of the matinee is mine
    Yes, it's mine

  12. oh ok

    I can't believe one of the greatest leaders of all time is named after this band.

  13. EmoCxt

    They better not preform in Serbia

  14. faty del carpio

    Las bandas inglesas lo mejor de lo mejor

  15. asia x

    So beautiful...♡

  16. Robin Schenk

    I'm listening to this song since 2004, just to find out in 2019 that it has a music video. That's like having early Christmas.

    PerliuxXx

    IKR? I never thought of Google it before. Guess I'm "that old"

    LOPREX Rock Argentino Subtitles

    https://youtu.be/xbF6xECp2tQ
    Rock Argentino translated and subtitled. Like like like
    Enjoy it and share

  17. Sheila Mitchell

    I just love these guys and they made some fantastic music. They were all gorgeous too...... Saw them live once they were brilliant xxxxx

  18. Isolation Constellation

    '40 year old man pretends to be a schoolboy and is a right paedo,' 2004 , not colourised.

  19. John Tapley

    Played this album non-stop during Smash Bros. Melee with friends. *sip*

  20. Chris Bardell

    15 years later, and this still sounds fantastic. Clever, lyrical, catchy, uplifting. Perfect pop song?

  21. Diana Carolina

    Love it!!!!

  22. Torsten Scholz

    2:22 Bernd das Brot 😂

  23. das Ding

    0:34 Likes a frango!

  24. strangedays

    This band started WW1

  25. VirtuaSavage

    "So I'm a baby sea turtle..." 2:40

  26. c h e r r y -

    play this in Sarajevo.

  27. Jó Zenék

    2:42 why Alex looks like Kevin in Home Alone?

  28. nzi

    the girl with short hair is hot af

  29. Lilithdammit

    There is not one bad song on this album. That’s rare.

  30. Atomic Elbow

    2:25 I used to fancy the lass at the back, second from the right.

  31. juan antonio Aranda

    PUTA CANCION VERGAS

  32. Guido Gutiérrez

    Hoy pensé en esta canción y en los brillantes Franz Ferdinand hace 15 años atrás los escuché, cuantos recuerdos y no dejan de impresionarme.

  33. Luzbellangeles Ángeles

    ❤💀❤

  34. Evelyn Galicia

    A classic one from FF 💙

  35. ElGuajis

    Pinche cancion pitera de mis huevos negros pendejos

  36. T H

    Why can't I find the song Get Off on YouTube...

  37. Dante M. Quiñones Laveriano

    Love the dark-skinned girl

  38. Rogelio Uziel Leija Contreras

    this band sound just like the beatles should must to be.

  39. Christian Berges

    So cringy

  40. Fýrgebræc

    I'm Russian, sorry, how means 'matinee' in this song?

    Nina Mzr

    Morning but matinée is a french word

    Fýrgebræc

    @Nina Mzr Thank you!

    Elena Halcyon

    в данном случае: дневной киносеанс.

  41. Marti

    XTC lite

  42. sebnem akgol

    Find the eyes👁👁👁👁👁👀

  43. Armande ben

    jsuis rocker puriste, mais ce groupe fait partie des rares musiques qui font exceptions. formidable

  44. Tomasz Pałkowski

    I keep returning to this - both the song and the wonderful video!

  45. Andrés Flores Fernández

    sus como los webos

  46. Peggy Platter Hill

    Could Alex be any hotter in this video???

    Alex Arviso

    the 4 of them are just smoking

  47. Kapitalistische Kokosnuss

    Strangely relatable.

  48. squiddy mc squid face

    Highkey an absolute bop.

  49. Karla Castilla

    Siempre la escucho <3

  50. Avital Alef

    You take your white finger
    Slide the nail under the top and bottom buttons of my blazer
    Relax the fraying wool, slacken ties and I'm
    Not to look at you in the shoe
    But the eyes
    Find the eyes

    Find me and follow me through corridors, refectories and files
    You must follow, leave this academic factory
    You will find me in the matinée, the dark of the matinée
    It's better in the matinée, the dark of the matinée is mine
    Yes, it's mine

    I time every journey
    To bump into you accidentally, I charm you and tell you
    Of the boys I hate, all the girls I hate, all the words I hate
    All the clothes I hate, how I'll never be anything I hate
    You smile, mention something that you like
    Oh, how you'd have a happy life if you did the things you like

    Find me and follow me through corridors, refectories and files
    You must follow, leave this academic factory
    You will find me in the matinée, the dark of the matinée
    It's better in the matinée, the dark of the matinée is mine
    Yes, it's mine

    So I'm on BBC Two now
    Telling Terry Wogan how I made it and
    What I made is unclear now
    But his deference is and his laughter is
    My words and smile are so easy now
    Yes, it's easy now, yes, it's easy now

    Find me and follow me through corridors, refectories and files
    You must follow, leave this academic factory
    You will find me in the matinée, dark of the matinée
    It's better in the matinée, the dark of the matinée
    You will find me and follow me through corridors, refectories and files
    You must follow, leave this academic factory
    You will find me in the matinée, the dark of the matinée
    Better in the matinée, the dark of the matinée is mine
    Yes, it's mine

  51. laura RUBIANO

    🍓🍓🍓🍓🍓🍓🍓

  52. J.A.Prufrock

    It is possible to kill a band but memory retaining their songs :)

  53. Carolyne Officiel

    Great band !!!

  54. Rosana Lustosa Lopes

    Fantástico!! 🎶🎵🎶🎸

  55. Ángel Domínguez Galán

    Soy el primer humanoide plenamente consciente de su condición. Quiero denunciar pero aquellos contra quienes iría dirigida la demanda controlan completamente mi conducta, mi pensamiento y mi lenguaje. ¿Alguna idea?

  56. Марина Хабибулина

    Happy Birthday, Alexsander!

  57. Dwayne Hicks

    Is he flirting with the teacher?

  58. XxEntheoGenxX

    This psychedelic factory.. but there moms couldn't hear that...

  59. RCDetanico

    Begining of the 60's - The Beatles and Rolling Stones - 70's (tons of great bands), 80's (new style, great songs that will last forever.) 90's - grunge and incredible things going on, 2000's - it was hip hop (great time for partying, and a little later, indie rock blasting (also), 2010 onwards ............ nothing happening, nothing! Just nothing! Thank you mass media, record companies, you are guilty of it.You have made a lot of money, but with what cost? The new generation are listening to shitty music, and liking it, because they dont know better. Those of us who knows, just feels sad and disappointed. Still hoping for good sense to get back in this world. Pardonne mon français!

  60. גבי לבל

    Hava Nagila at the beginning...

  61. wildley007

    Still sounding fresh, 15 FUCKING YEARS LATER HOLY SHIT!!!

  62. Abel Caab

    1:44 estaba enamorado de adolescente de esa morocha!! Y ahora que me puse a ver este video me trajo recuerdos!

  63. Kim Ekdahl Du Rietz Demon sa Fastosa

    OKFEST TJENTTISTE 2019 . FRANZ FERDINAND WELCOME TO REPUBLIKA SRPSKA

  64. mark sabourin

    I was 18, broke my collarbone in a bike accident. 6 weeks off work in my parents basement, listening to Dutch alt Rock radio for days. This song still lingers in my mind to this day. Brilliant lyrics, musical talent and style.

  65. Nadie En Especial.

    *Freaking amazing.*

  66. ryen duran

    Just Dance: the early years.

  67. Phil Strange

    You all know this is a song about homosexuality,

  68. Jean Lopes

    Dezembro de 2018 😍🎶

  69. hiwi234

    Who can name all movies from the background?

  70. Gil Luciano

    Fantastic!! The best...

  71. praszu

    Yes I want psychedelic factories!

  72. Matt Evans

    This band should have a massive cult following, actually they probably do, that's how you can weed out all the lame pop bands from the majestic ones like Franz Ferdinand ! Shame they weren't appreciated in the fullest during their time like Vincent Van Gogh ! But like sunflowers this is a masterpiece !

  73. Richard Low

    I used to think the lyrics were was find me and follow me through corridors and factories, So i still sing it like that.

  74. emma b

    why does this song make me so happy

  75. Spider-Man 2099 Channel 2

    I am getting obsessed with this band

  76. Leah.

    2018 anyone???

  77. Zac Dior

    I love this track.

  78. Lucrecia García

    😁💖

  79. Cabeça Quadrada

    Algum Br? Em 2018

  80. Sandra Gualdron

    Never gets old

  81. Helena Oliveira

    The Dark Of The Matinée
    You take your white finger
    Slide the nail under
    The top and bottom buttons of my blazer
    Relax the fraying wool
    Slacken ties and I'm
    Not to look at you in the shoe
    But the eyes find the eyes

    Find me and follow me
    Through corridors, refectories
    And files you must follow
    Leave this academic factory
    Will find me in the matinee
    The dark of the matinee
    It's better in the matinee
    The dark of the matinee is mine
    Yes, it's mine

    I time every journey
    To bump into you accidentally
    I charm you and tell you
    Of the boys I hate, all the girls I hate
    All the words I hate, all the clothes I hate
    How I'll never be anything I hate
    You smile, mention something that you like
    Or how you'd have a happy life
    If you did the things you like

    Find me and follow me
    Through corridors, refectories
    And files you must follow
    Leave this academic factory
    Will find me in the matinee
    The dark of the matinee
    It's better in the matinee
    The dark of the matinee is mine
    Yes, it's mine

    So I'm on BBC2 now
    Telling Terry Wogan how I made it and
    What I made is unclear now
    But his deference is
    And his laughter is
    My words and smile are so easy now
    Yes, it's easy now
    Yes, it's easy now

    Find me and follow me
    Through corridors, refectories
    And files you must follow
    Leave this academic factory
    Will find me in the matinee
    The dark of the matinee
    It's better in the matinee
    The dark of the matinee

    Well, find me and follow me
    Through corridors, refectories
    And files you must follow
    Leave this academic factory
    Will find me in the matinee
    The dark of the matinee
    It's better in the matinee
    The dark of the matinee is mine
    Yes, it's mine

    A Escuridão Da Matinê
    Você pega o seu dedo branco
    Desliza a unha debaixo
    Do primeiro e do último botões do meu blazer
    Para ajeitar a lã puída
    Afrouxa a gravata e eu
    Não devo olhar para você no sapato
    Mas os olhos encontram os olhos

    Encontre-me e me siga
    Por corredores, refeitórios e arquivos
    Você deve seguir
    Se livrar desta fábrica acadêmica
    Encontre-me na matinê
    Na escuridão da matinê
    É melhor na matinê
    A escuridão da matinê é minha
    Sim, é minha

    Eu cronometro todos os turnos
    Para topar com você acidentalmente
    Eu a enfeitiço e lhe conto
    Sobre os caras que odeio, as garotas que odeio
    As palavras que odeio, as roupas que odeio
    Sobre como nunca serei nada do que odeio
    Você sorri e menciona algo de que gosta
    Ou como seria feliz
    Se fizesse as coisas de que gosta

    Encontre-me e me siga
    Por corredores, refeitórios e arquivos
    Você deve seguir
    Se livrar desta fábrica acadêmica
    Encontre-me na matinê
    Na escuridão da matinê
    É melhor na matinê
    A escuridão da matinê é minha
    Sim, é minha

    E agora eu estou na BBC 2
    Contando a Terry Wogan como cheguei lá e
    Onde cheguei não está claro
    Mas o respeito dele está
    E a gargalhada dele também
    Minhas palavras e meu sorriso são tão fáceis agora
    Sim, é fácil agora
    Sim, é fácil agora

    Encontre-me e me siga
    Por corredores, refeitórios e arquivos
    Você deve seguir
    Se livrar desta fábrica acadêmica
    Encontre-me na matinê
    Na escuridão da matinê
    É melhor na matinê
    A escuridão da matinê

    Encontre-me e me siga
    Por corredores, refeitórios e arquivos
    Você deve seguir
    Se livrar desta fábrica acadêmica
    Encontre-me na matinê
    Na escuridão da matinê
    É melhor na matinê
    A escuridão da matinê é minha
    Sim, é minha

  82. Alex Jefferson

    And this song

  83. anita

    Attractive optimist :)

  84. Gabriela Jaworska

    2018 ?🙂🎧

  85. Yudha Sandi

    awesome

  86. Izaz Farandy

    You take your white finger
    Slide the nail under the top and bottom buttons of my blazer
    Relax the fraying wool, slacken ties and I'm
    Not to look at you in the shoe
    But the eyes
    Find the eyes

    Find me and follow me through corridors, refectories and files
    You must follow, leave this academic factory
    You will find me in the matinée, the dark of the matinée
    It's better in the matinée, the dark of the matinée is mine
    Yes, it's mine

    I time every journey
    To bump into you accidentally, I charm you and tell you
    Of the boys I hate, all the girls I hate, all the words I hate
    All the clothes I hate, how I'll never be anything I hate
    You smile, mention something that you like
    Oh, how you'd have a happy life if you did the things you like

    Find me and follow me through corridors, refectories and files
    You must follow, leave this academic factory
    You will find me in the matinée, the dark of the matinée
    It's better in the matinée, the dark of the matinée is mine
    Yes, it's mine

    So I'm on BBC Two now
    Telling Terry Wogan how I made it and
    What I made is unclear now
    But his deference is and his laughter is
    My words and smile are so easy now
    Yes, it's easy now, yes, it's easy now

    Find me and follow me through corridors, refectories and files
    You must follow, leave this academic factory
    You will find me in the matinée, dark of the matinée
    It's better in the matinée, the dark of the matinée
    You will find me and follow me through corridors, refectories and files
    You must follow, leave this academic factory
    You will find me in the matinée, the dark of the matinée
    Better in the matinée, the dark of the matinée is mine
    Yes, it's mine

  87. Erwin Woodedge

    Franz Ferdinand's Finest Hour.

  88. Inova Medical

    Perfect song. It is very addictive 😉😀

  89. L. Victoria Baker

    the lyrics....someone probably already posted them but if they did it's way far down, so here they are again (maybe?)

    You take your white finger
    Slide the nail under the top and bottom buttons of my blazer
    Relax the fraying wool, slacken ties
    And I'm not to look at you in the shoe, but the eyes,
    find the eyes....

    (chorus)
    Find me and follow me through corridors, refectories and files
    You must follow me, leave this academic factory
    You will find me in the matinee
    The dark of the matinee
    It's better in the matinee
    The dark of the matinee is mine
    Yes it's mine....

    I time every journey to bump into you, accidentally
    I charm you and tell you of the boys I hate
    All the girls I hate
    All the words I hate
    All the clothes I hate
    How I'll never be, anything I hate
    You smile, mention something that you like
    How you'd have a happy life
    if you did the things you like....

    Find me and follow me through corridors, refectories and files
    You must follow me, leave this academic factory
    You will find me in the matinee
    The dark of the matinee
    It's better in the matinee
    The dark of the matinee is mine
    Yes it's mine....

    So I'm on BBC2 now,
    Telling Terry Wogan
    How I made it and
    What I made is unclear now,
    But his deference is, and his laughter is
    My words and smile are so easy now...
    Yes, It's easy now,
    Yes, It's easy now.....

    Find me and follow me through corridors, refectories and files
    You must follow me, leave this academic factory
    You will find me in the matinee
    The dark of the matinee
    It's better in the matinee
    The dark of the matinee,
    Find me and follow me through corridors, refectories and files
    You must follow me, leave this academic factory
    You will find me in the matinee
    The dark of the matinee
    It's better in the matinee
    The dark of the matinee is mine
    Yes it's mine

    L. Victoria Baker

    * Oh!!! Also in case anyone is wondering...a refectory is a "dining hall that is in an institution, college or religious house" (i'm american, I had to look it up. Because we don't have "refectories" we have cafeterias. but refectories sounds way cooler, does it not? we should make that a thing here.)

    ** Also, in case anyone wants to know what "deference" is, it means "respectful submission or yielding to the judgment, opinion, will, etc., of another." (like I said, I live in America, so it makes sense that I wouldn't know a word like that. lolzzzz, amirite folks?)

    THE MORE YOU KNOW!

  90. Liliana Mora Vásquez

    Bob Hardy is the best bass player and the cutest

  91. David Amat

    You take your white finger
    Slide the nail under the top and bottom buttons of my blazer
    Relax the fraying wool, slacken ties and I'm
    Not to look at you in the shoe
    But the eyes
    Find the eyes

    Find me and follow me through corridors, refectories and files
    You must follow, leave this academic factory
    You will find me in the matinée, the dark of the matinée
    It's better in the matinée, the dark of the matinée is mine
    Yes, it's mine

    I time every journey
    To bump into you accidentally, I charm you and tell you
    Of the boys I hate, all the girls I hate, all the words I hate
    All the clothes I hate, how I'll never be anything I hate
    You smile, mention something that you like
    Oh, how you'd have a happy life if you did the things you like

    Find me and follow me through corridors, refectories and files
    You must follow, leave this academic factory
    You will find me in the matinée, the dark of the matinée
    It's better in the matinée, the dark of the matinée is mine
    Yes, it's mine

    So I'm on BBC 2 now
    Telling Terry Wogan how I made it and
    What I made is unclear now
    But his deference is and his laughter is
    My words and smile are so easy now
    Yes, it's easy now, yes, it's easy now

    Find me and follow me through corridors, refectories and files
    You must follow, leave this academic factory
    You will find me in the matinée, dark of the matinée
    It's better in the matinée, the dark of the matinée

    You will find me and follow me through corridors, refectories and files
    You must follow, leave this academic factory
    You will find me in the matinée, the dark of the matinée
    Better in the matinée, the dark of the matinée is mine
    Yes, it's mine

  92. Izaz Farandy

    You take your white finger
    Slide the nail under the top and bottom buttons of my blazer
    Relax the fraying wool, slacken ties and I'm
    Not to look at you in the shoe
    But the eyes
    Find the eyes

    Find me and follow me through corridors, refectories and files
    You must follow, leave this academic factory
    You will find me in the matinée, the dark of the matinée
    It's better in the matinée, the dark of the matinée is mine
    Yes, it's mine

    I time every journey
    To bump into you accidentally, I charm you and tell you
    Of the boys I hate, all the girls I hate, all the words I hate
    All the clothes I hate, how I'll never be anything I hate
    You smile, mention something that you like
    Oh, how you'd have a happy life if you did the things you like

    Find me and follow me through corridors, refectories and files
    You must follow, leave this academic factory
    You will find me in the matinée, the dark of the matinée
    It's better in the matinée, the dark of the matinée is mine
    Yes, it's mine

    So I'm on BBC Two now
    Telling Terry Wogan how I made it and
    What I made is unclear now
    But his deference is and his laughter is
    My words and smile are so easy now
    Yes, it's easy now, yes, it's easy now

    Find me and follow me through corridors, refectories and files
    You must follow, leave this academic factory
    You will find me in the matinée, dark of the matinée
    It's better in the matinée, the dark of the matinée
    You will find me and follow me through corridors, refectories and files
    You must follow, leave this academic factory
    You will find me in the matinée, the dark of the matinée
    Better in the matinée, the dark of the matinée is mine
    Yes, it's mine

  93. beepst

    Best Franz Ferdinand song. PERIOD.

  94. csyddyj40

    14 years how old are us