Arctic Monkeys - Fake Tales of San Francisco Lyrics

Arctic Monkeys Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not cover art
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Fake Tales of San Francisco
Echo through the room
More point to a wedding disco
Without a bride or groom
There's a super cool band yeah
With their trilbys and their glasses of white wine
And all the weekend rockstars are in the toilets
Practicing their lines

I don't want to hear you
(Kick me out, kick me out)
I don't want to hear, you know
(Kick me out, kick me out)
I don't want to hear you
(Kick me out, kick me out)
I don't want to hear you
I don't want to hear your

Fake Tales of San Francisco
Echo through the air
And there's a few bored faces at the back
All wishing they weren't there

And as the microphone squeaks
A young girl's telephone beeps
Yeah she's dashing for the exit
Oh she's running to the streets outside
"Oh you've saved me," she screams down the line
"The band were ****ing wank
And I'm not having a nice time"

I don't want to hear you
(Kick me out, kick me out)
I don't want to hear, you know
(Kick me out, kick me out)

Yeah but his bird said it's amazing, though
So all that's left
Is the proof that love's not only blind but deaf

He talks of San Francisco, he's from Hunter's Bar
I don't quite know the distance
But I'm sure that's far
Yeah I'm sure it's pretty far

And yeah, I'd love to tell you all my problem
You're not from New York City, you're from Rotherham
So get off the bandwagon, and put down the handbook
Yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah, yeah

Get off the bandwagon and put down the handbook
Get off the bandwagon and put down the handbook
Get off the bandwagon and put down the handbook
Get off the bandwagon and put down the handbook

Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 The View From the Afternoon
  • 2 I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor
  • 3 Fake Tales of San Francisco
  • 4 Dancing Shoes
  • 5 You Probably Couldn’t See for the Lights but You Were Staring Straight at Me
  • 6 Still Take You Home
  • 7 Riot Van
  • 8 Red Light Indicates Doors Are Secured
  • 9 Mardy Bum
  • 10 Perhaps Vampires Is a Bit Strong But…
  • 11 When the Sun Goes Down
  • 12 From the Ritz to the Rubble
  • 13 A Certain Romance


  • Credits
    publisher: ©EMI Music Publishing, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    writers: Alex Turner
    album: Track 3 in album Whatever People Say I Am, That’s What I’m Not
    release date: 2006-1-23
    popularity : 100 users have visited this page.
    length: 2:58
    producer: Jim Abbiss
    mixer: Simon "Barny" Barnicott
    recorded by: Jim Abbiss and Ewan Davies
    assistant mixer: Owen Skinner
    Album Information
    label: Domino
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 5034202016229
    script: Latin