The writing of this is co-credited to Johanna Bennett, Alex Turner's ex-girlfriend. The song's roots lie in a Mediterranean holiday Turner and Bennett took during which they were reminiscing about characters they knew at school. He recalls in The Times magazine July 28, 2007: "It started off as a joke. Then it were like, 'Here's another verse." We were having a laugh. Some of the lines were hers. I couldn't have not credited her. It's just right, really."
Suggestion credit: Edward Pearce - Ashford, Kent, England
The song's music video was directed by comedian Richard Ayoade, who is best known for playing the computer geek Maurice Moss in the UK Channel 4 sitcom The IT Crowd. Ayoade also helmed the band's Live At The Apollo DVD.
Nicolas Oe from BrazilCan someone tell me if there is any relation between the "Remember when you used to be a rascal" phrase and Miles Kane? Was wondering after read this https://www.songfacts.com/facts/arctic-monkeys/505
Eve from Ringwood, United KingdomFantastic! Man, I can't get this song outta' my head and it's so damn catchy! I knew the words to it the 2nd time I listened to it!
Chloe from St. Louis, MoSounds like the story of a girl who can't get good sex, ahaha.
Indigo from Adelaide, Australiadefinately my favourite arctic Monkeys song
Jared from Perth, Australiaprobably the best rock song of the past 10 years
Marina from Winnipeg, Canadaarctic monkeys are truely unforgetable.