Teddy Picker

Album: Favorite Worst Nightmare (2007)
Charted: 20
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  • Despair to the point will they provoke
    The punchline before they have told the joke
    The sheer desperation to be seen
    Staring at the television screen

    Despair to the point where they provoke
    You to tell the fucking punchline before you have told the joke
    Sorry, sunshine, it doesn't exist
    It wasn't in the top one hundred list

    And it's the thousandth time, and it's even bolder
    Don't be surprised when you get bent over
    He told ya that you were dying for it

    She saw it, and she grabbed it, and it wasn't what it seemed
    The kids all dream of making it, whatever that means
    Another variation on a theme
    A tangle on the television and the magazine
    Do you reckon that they do it for a joke?
    Do you reckon that they make 'em take an oath
    That says 'we are defenders
    Of any poseur or professional pretender around

    When did your list replace the twist and turn
    Ah, the fist replaced the kissed-on concern
    And if you're bothered, I don't want your prayers
    Save it for the morning after

    And it's the thousandth time, and it's even bolder
    Don't be surprised when you get bent over
    He told ya that you were dying for it

    Let's have a game on the Teddy Picker
    Not quick enough, can I have it quicker?
    Already thick and you're getting thicker
    Let's have a game on the Teddy Picker
    Not quick enough, can I have it quicker?
    Already thick, and you're getting thicker

    Assuming that all things are equal
    Who'd want to be men of the people
    When there's people like you?

Comments: 4

  • Karl from Ingatestone, United KingdomI know the Arctic Monkeys parody the 1980s band Duran Duran in this song. this is the 23rd Arctic Monkeys song i know.
    i have their 1st album, but not their 2nd one, it's a bit shabby-sounding
  • Kelly from Burbank, CaThe best version of this song is in their video, a quasi-live-ish version. I'd love to learn this riff on guitar...but the lyrics are so hard to pronounce! Glad I came here, good to know what a "teddy picker" is, haha. More weird English terminology, like "mardy bum" and "shummat".
  • Kelly from Burbank, CaThe best version of this song is in their video, a quasi-live-ish version. I'd love to learn this riff on guitar...but the lyrics are so hard to pronounce! Glad I came here, good to know what a "teddy picker" is, haha. More weird English terminology, like "mardy bum" and "shummat".
  • Marina from Winnipeg, Canadathe drum intro is genius. love the song.
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