Mew is a Danish band that writes rather ambiguous lyrics. This song finds lead singer Jonas Bjerre asking over and over, "Are you my lady, are you?"
There are references to a giraffe and ostrich, and also a mention of a zookeeper, but it's hard to define a story here. In our interview with Bjerre
, he explained how he came up with the words: "We were living in London by then, and we had this piece. It was a catchy melody, and I just sat there listening at night, while everyone else was sleeping, and I started singing over it, and singing these words that came to me. I didn't write them down or anything - I just sang them. It was so inspiring."