If anyone else has had a chance to listen to Favourite Worst Nightmare by the Arctic Monkeys do you think that the song 'Old yellow Bricks' refers to Sheffield?
There are a couple of lines in the song that make me think so. Firstly, the line 'who wants to sleep in a city that never wakes up/blinded by nostaligia' was apparently taken from a comment made by a friend of Alex, the lead singer, about the comparisons between home i.e. Sheffield and some of places they were touring.
The final line in the song then goes 'Dorothy was right though' clearly referring to the famous phrase 'there's no place like home', another hint about homelife.
What do people reckon?
yeah, it's not really clear though is it?, and there doesn't seem to be any sort of consensus.
Just how boring is this reply going to be..the clay in Sheffield usually produces red or brown bricks. As a londoner I know that the clay found around london usually produces yellow bricks and as you are in islington just have a look about at the older houses. See told you it was boring. Arctic monkey though..not boring at all. :D
Good point and only mildly boring. However, you'll be lucky to see bricks of any colour other than soot laden black in my bit of Islington.
Also, i'm not convinced that you could label London as a city that never wakes up and is blinded by nostalgia. Sheffield on the other hand..
"Goodbye Yellowbrick Road"
God I love that song.. it is very clever lyrically. Sounds very Klaxonsesque. :thumbsup:
I think it's just about Al saying, There's no place like home.(Dorothy was right though) .. you spend all your teen years wanting to escape to the city of bright lights (Sleep in the city that never wakes up) Blinded by nostalgia (The Carnaby Street image that london is so wow and different that you hold when you're a kid) to find it's all a bit fake, it's just like anywhere else and you are better off at home in Sheffield.
I like the Andy angle though but, as they still all socialise together, I doubt it.
EDIT: I've changed my mind. After seeing the official lyrics and listening to this song like mad this week,it's so obviously about Andy. The best fast song on this album and the most clever lyrically. I still like 505 best though.