Franz Ferdinand - The Dark Of The Matinee Lyrics

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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 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, 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 is mine
Yes it's mine

Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Jacqueline
  • 2 Tell Her Tonight
  • 3 Take Me Out
  • 4 The Dark of the Matinée
  • 5 Auf Achse
  • 6 Cheating on You
  • 7 This Fire
  • 8 Darts of Pleasure
  • 9 Michael
  • 10 Come On Home
  • 11 40′


  • Credits
    publisher: ©Universal Music Publishing Group
    writers: Alexander Paul Kapranos Huntley, Nicholas John Mccarthy, Paul Robert Thompson, Robert Hardy
    album: Track 4 in album Franz Ferdinand
    release date: 2004-2-9
    popularity : 328 users have visited this page.
    length: 4:04
    producer: Tore Johansson
    Album Information
    label: Domino
    country(area): United Kingdom
    format: CD
    barcode: 5034202113621
    script: Latin