The 1975 Love Without Sleep

This is a phone number to

You should have chose

You’re making me and breaking me

I tried to be like you

And knocked down she wants you to

And I

When you fall asleep tonight

Because you dream of me

That’s why I’m not asleep right now; I can barely open my eyes

Now the telephone rang when you weren’t getting any answer

You said you know she slept with him

Fuck the rain I’ll walk back home

I can’t find you

I can feel you’re here

And now when you fall asleep you’ll think tonight

You might just dream of me

That’s why I’m not asleep right now; I can barely open my eyes

Now the telephone rang when you weren’t getting any answer

You said you know she slept with him

Fuck the rain I’ll walk back home

That’s why I’m not asleep right now; I can barely open my eyes

Now the telephone rang when you weren’t getting any answer

You said you know she slept with him

Fuck the rain I’ll walk back home

[x2]

The 1975 Woman

As she mistakes my name I see the light come around

And strange as it seems I’m bursting at the seams

Oh I’ve got a woman now

Her wallet photos don’t turn me on

I feel her hand come around

And her stone-wash denim jeans are darker than they seemed

Oh I’ve got a woman now

She said, “My name is Eileen, boy that’s all you need”

Oh, and “this one’s on the house I don’t mind”

It all tastes the same

But boy there’s something different about your mouth

You try chasing dreams, man it’s harder than it seems

Oh I’ve got a woman now

Oh I’ve got a woman now

The 1975 Loving Someone

Yeah, you should be loving someone

Oh, oh, loving someone

Yeah, you should be loving someone

Oh, oh, loving someone

Yeah, you should be…

My heart is telling me the telly isn’t telling me anything

I need but it needs to keep you selling me

Beside celebrities lacking in integrity

Holding up the status quo instead of showing your kids

That they matter, who’re you gonna batter next?

Just keep hold of their necks and keep selling them sex

It’s better if we keep them perplexed

It’s better if we make them want the opposite sex

Disenfranchised young criminal minds

In a car park beside where your nan resides

Are not slow, they’ve just never been shown

That you should…

…be loving someone

Oh, oh, loving someone

Yeah, you should be loving someone

Oh, oh, loving someone

Oh, oh…

We’re all human, we’re just like you man

We’re sentient or something or other

I can’t remember, whatever

We shouldn’t have people afloat

If it was safer on the ground, we wouldn’t be on a boat

Charlatan telepathy, exploiting insecurity, and preying on the purity

Of grief and its simplicity but I know that maybe I’m too skeptical

Even Guy Debord needed spectacles, you see

I’m the Greek economy of cashing intellectual cheques

And I’m trying to progress, but instead of selling sex…

And I think I should be…

…loving someone

Oh, oh, loving someone

Yeah, you should be loving someone

Oh, oh, loving someone

Yeah, you should be loving someone

Oh, oh, loving someone

Yeah, you should be loving someone

Oh, oh, loving someone

Yeah, you should be…

I am forever in alongside the boys in jumpers on bikes

From schools and cars with autumn leaves

Fallen sparse across the mid-afternoon

She blazed about how “cultural language is an operating system,

a simple interface

rendered feeble and listless when tested with

Divinity or a true understanding of the human condition”

I never did understand

The duality of art and reality

Living life and treating it as such

There’s a certain disconnect to touch

that cajoles at the artist with comfort and abandon

Between the spires and the

rolling roofs of the white city

that orange English light

cast only one, singular shadow

For you are not beside but within me.

…loving someone

Oh, oh, loving someone

Yeah, you should be loving someone

Oh, oh, loving someone

Yeah, you should be loving someone

Oh, oh, loving someone

Yeah, you should be loving someone

Oh, oh, loving someone

Yeah, you should be loving someone

Oh, oh, loving someone

Oh, oh…

The 1975 Robbers

She had a face straight outta magazine

God only knows but you’ll never leave her

Her balaclava is starting to chafe

And when she gets his gun he’s begging, “Babe, stay, stay, stay, stay, stay.”

I’ll give you one more time

We’ll give you one more fight

Said one more lie

Will I know you

Now if you never shoot, you’ll never know

And if you never eat, you’ll never grow

You’ve got a pretty kind of dirty face

And when she’s leaving your home she’s begging you, “Stay, stay, stay, stay, stay.”

I’ll give you one more time

We’ll give you one more fight

Said one more line

Be a riot, cause I know you

Well, now that you’ve got your gun

It’s much harder now the police have come

Now I’ll shoot him if it’s what you ask

But if you just take off your mask

You’d find out everything’s gone wrong.

Now everybody’s dead

And they’re driving past my old school

He’s got his gun, he’s got his suit on

She says, “Babe, you look so cool, you look so cool, you look so coo-o-o-oo-oo-ool.

You look so cool, you look so cool, you look so coo-o-o-oo-oo-ool.”

The 1975 Love Me

And hey! Would you

Like to look

Outside sometimes? (No)

I’m just with my

Friends online

And there’s things we’d like to change

Next thing you’ll find you’re

Reading ’bout yourself

On a plane, fame, what a shame

Oh, well, just keep looking, looking, looking, looking

And love me (Yeah)

If that’s what you wanna do (Oh, yeah)

And love me (Yeah)

If that’s what you wanna do (Oh, yeah)

You’ve been reading ’bout yourself

On a plane, fame for a change

Caught up in fashion

Karcrashian panache

A bag of bash for passion

You’ve got a beautiful face but got nothing to say (Oh!)

You look famous, let’s be friends

And portray we possess something important

And do the things we like, meaning

We’ve just come to represent

A decline in the standards of what we accept

Yeah, yeah

Yeah, no

And love me (Yeah, oh)

If that’s what you wanna do (Oh, yeah)

And love me (Love me, yeah)

If that’s what you wanna do (Oh, yeah)

Oh, so sack off your calendar

Give it to the people

Be the man that

Gets ’em up on their feet

Say “Oh, oh, oh, oh, oh”

Love me (Yeah, oh)

And love me (Yeah)

If that’s what you wanna do (Oh)

The 1975 TOOTIMETOOTIMETOOTIME

You wet my eyes but I don’t mind it

I tell you lies but it’s only sometimes

You pick a fight and I’ll define it

I swear that I, I swear that I-

I only called her one time, maybe it was two times

Don’t think it was three times, can’t be more than four times

Think we need to rewind, you text that boy sometimes!

Must be more than three times!

Didn’t mean to two-time ya, two-time ya

She said that I, I should have liked it

I told her “I only use it sometimes”

Except when I, I need reminding

I’m petrified, I’m petrified

But I only called her one time

Maybe it was two times?

Don’t think it was three times

Didn’t mean to two-time ya, two-time ya

You wet my eyes but I don’t mind it

I tell you lies but it’s only sometimes

You pick a fight and I’ll define it

I swear that I, I swear that I

I only called her one time, maybe it was two times

Don’t think it was three times, can’t be more than four times

Think we need to rewind, you text that boy sometimes

Must be more than three times

Didn’t mean to two-time ya, two-time ya

(One time ya, one time ya, one time ya

Two time ya, one, I only called her one time)

Ooh, two-time ya, two-time ya

(Oh one, one time, two time, three time ya

One, one time, two time, three time ya)

I only called her one time, maybe it was two times?

Don’t think it was three times, can’t be more than four times

Think we need to rewind, you text that boy sometimes

Must be more than three times

Didn’t mean to two-time ya, two-time ya

(One time, oh, one time, three time, four time

Three time, four time, two time, three time)

You’re textin’, oh, yeah

(One time, oh, one time, three time, four time

Three time, four time, two time, three time)

The 1975 102

Well we’re here

We’re at the common again

Smoked six of the ten fags that

I only bought an hour ago

Said well I

I like the look of your shoes

I like the way that your face looks when

I’m arguing with you

And so when, when we all grow old

I hope this song will remind you that

I’m not half as bad as what

You’ve been told

And when I knock

At one hundred and two

And I see your pyjamas

I can’t stop smiling at you

And that’s why we’re here

We’re at the common again

I’ve been pouring my heart out

Towards your optimistic grin

Said well I, I

I like the cut of your jib

I like the way that your face looks

When you’re yapping on about him

But on this shirt

I found your smell

And I just sat there for ages

Contemplating what to do with myself

I called you up

At one hundred and two

We just sat there for ages

Talking about that boy

What was getting onto you

You

The 1975 Rather Be

We are thousand miles from comfort

We have traveled land and sea

As long as you are with me

There’s no place I’d rather be.

I would wait forever

Exalted in the scene

As longs as you are with me

My heart will continue to beat

With every step I take

Kyoto to The Bay

We’re different and the same

Get you another name

If you give me a chance I would take it

It’s a shot in the dark but I’ll make it

I know with all of my heart you can’t shake me

Cause when I am with you, there’s no place I’d rather be

You bring your love, baby, I could bring my shame

Bring the drugs, baby, I could bring my pain

I got my heart right here

I got my scars right here

Bring the cups, baby, I could bring my drink

Bring your body, baby, I could bring my fame

I got my heart right here

Now listen ma give me all you got

Get me off of this

I need confidence in myself

Listen ma give me all of it

I need all of it

I need all of it in myself

If you give me a chance I would take it

It’s a shot in the dark but I’ll make it

I know with all of your heart you can’t shake me

Cause when I’m with you

The 1975 Undo

Twist around the lounge

Sun drowns the house

Stick another pill in my head and go to bed

We’re not doing it again so leave it

I didn’t even see you when I liked you

Now I ain’t got no time

Girl I wanna see you undo it

I wanna see you but you’re not mine

Bombs have run out

Call round the town

I could hear you giving her head she said

You think we’re doing it again keep dreaming

I didn’t even see you when I liked you

Now I ain’t got no time

Girl I wanna see you undo it

I wanna see you but you’re not mine

[x4]

I wanna see you but you’re not mine…

The 1975 Facedown

Broken heads in hospital beds

Saving ends and pulling your friends

While you’re chasing the first line

We made it through

He’s black and blue and facedown

She’s rushing in your bed

You take draws to sort your head facedown

Then he said I lost my head

Can you see it?