The Ultracheese

Album: Tranquility Base Hotel & Casino (2018)
  • Still got pictures of friends on the wall
    I suppose we aren't really friends anymore
    Maybe I shouldn't ever have called
    That thing friendly at all
    Get freaked out from a knock at the door
    When I haven't been expecting one
    Didn't that used to be part of the fun, once upon a time?
    We'll be there at the back of the bar
    In a booth like we usually were
    Every time there was a rocket launch
    Or some big event

    What a death I died writing that song
    Start to finish, with you looking on
    It stays between us, Steinway and his sons
    'Cause it's the ultracheese
    Perhaps it's time that you went for a walk
    And dress like a fictional character
    From a place they called America
    In the golden age
    Trust the politics to come along
    When you were just trying to orbit the sun
    When you were just about to be kind to someone
    Because you had the chance

    I've still got pictures of friends on the wall
    I might look as if I'm deep in thought
    But the truth is I'm probably not
    If I ever was

    Oh, the dawn won't stop weighing a tonne
    I've done some things that I shouldn't have done
    But I haven't stopped loving you once Writer/s: Alex Turner
    Publisher: Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind


Be the first to comment...

Editor's Picks

Dave Pirner of Soul AsylumSongwriter Interviews

Dave explains how the video appropriated the meaning of "Runaway Train," and what he thought of getting parodied by Weird Al.

SugarlandSongwriter Interviews

Meet the "sassy basket" with the biggest voice in country music.

Director Wes Edwards ("Drunk on a Plane")Song Writing

Wes Edwards takes us behind the scenes of videos he shot for Jason Aldean, Dierks Bentley and Chase Bryant. The train was real - the airplane was not.

Mike Scott of The WaterboysSongwriter Interviews

The stories behind "Whole Of The Moon" and "Red Army Blues," and why rock music has "outlived its era of innovation."

Glen BurtnikSongwriter Interviews

On Glen's résumé: hit songwriter, Facebook dominator, and member of Styx.

Divided Souls: Musical Alter EgosSong Writing

Long before Eminem, Justin Bieber and Nicki Minaj created alternate personas, David Bowie, Bono, Joni Mitchell and even Hank Williams took on characters.