The Courteeners Marquee

Stay up late and think

Of where you might be

I can’t sleep I’ve got the image of you and him in the marquee

He made you smile when did I stop doing that?

Was it happening for a while?

You should’ve of just said

Instead I’m lying here wresting demons in my bed

Around and round we go

Demons in my bed

I don’t mean to be so rude

But next time you think you might not love someone

Don’t you think it’s best to tell them earlier on

Was he one of those whom you swore was just a friend

And did he used to send those messages through the night

Your screen would flash and in tone so brash

You’d say it’s the time zone

And you’re working late you’re working too hard

You’re working us to the ground

And I don’t feel too sound

Is he better pound for pound?

You’ll never know

I don’t mean to be so rude

But next time you think you might not love someone

Don’t you think it’s best to tell them earlier on

I don’t mean to be so rude

But next time you think you might not love someone

Don’t you think it’s best to tell them earlier on?

The Courteeners Welcome To The Rave

It’s always darkest before dawn

They ripped the bloody roof off

Yeah you could say the place was torn

But the city’s view is slanted

Do we take our dreams for granted

Are The walls falling all around us

Oh can we be saved

Because I’m feeling like I’m leaving

Everything behind and I’m feeling

Like I’m leaving everything behind

The sun is ours to find

So how do you want to live

I’ve got a pass for aladdin’s cave

Are you coming with

I swear you ‘ll never look back in to the sun

It’s good to have you back

Your bones are flying out

Welcome to the rave

And I’m feeling like I’m leaving

Everything behind and I’m feeling

Like I’m leaving everything behind

The sun is ours to find

And I’m feeling like I’m leaving

Everything behind in behind in behind

Woah oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh ohhhhh

Because I’m feeling like I’m leaving

Everything behind and I’m feeling

Like I’m leaving everything behind

The sun is ours to find

Woah oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh oh ohhhhh

The Courteeners That Kiss

The way that you looked at him

And then you looked at me

You must think that I’m proper blind

Proper blind not to see

That I was just a stop gap

Sitting somewhere in-between his hand and his lap

Let me tell you that I wasn’t born yesterday, my dear

That kiss it lasted too long

And we probably shouldn’t have danced to that song

It was nothing

It was everything

It’s really such a shame

It’s so hard to explain to you

He’s back in town tonight

He’s expecting you round a quarter to nine

But you won’t be there

Cause he bores the proverbials off you

If he only knew what you thought

The lust, the lack of trust, the temptation you fought

He’s worthless, the maxims he flouts

And he’s just a passing fashion and he’s on his way out

That kiss it lasted too long

And we probably shouldn’t have danced to that song

It was nothing

It was everything

It’s really such a shame

It’s so hard to explain to you

I know that I shouldn’t but I enjoyed it

I know that I shouldn’t but I enjoyed it

I know that I shouldn’t but I enjoyed it

I know that I shouldn’t but I enjoyed it

I know that I shouldn’t but I enjoyed it

I know that I shouldn’t but I enjoyed it

That kiss it lasted too long

And we probably shouldn’t have danced to that song

It was nothing

It was absolutely everything

It’s really such a shame

It’s so hard to explain to you

That kiss, that girl, that place that you go

Where is she now?

You don’t even know

The Courteeners Are You In Love With A Notion

Run away from this God forsaken place

And hide away from everybody’s prying face

You told Deborah that he is the one

You’re going to quit Debenhams

Elope and get married in the sun

Have you really thought this through?

Is he really the one for you?

Why are you so in love with

Why are you so in love with a notion?

It doesn’t do you any good

It doesn’t do you any good at all

You linger on a feeling

That you can’t quite put your finger on

Reminiscent of a summer in the Isle of Wight

But you think that it’s too late

To back out at this stage

You need to emancipate

Step back and disengage

Have you really thought this through?

Is he really the one for you?

Why are you so in love with

Why are you so in love with a notion?

It doesn’t do you any good

It doesn’t do you any good at all

I dunno if he’d stay or if he be on his pedalo

Cramping from the frantic pace

You told Alison next door

That all your dreams were made

But then your home screen flashed some more

He never was one for serenade

Have you really thought this through?

Is he really the one, really the one?

Have you really thought this through?

Is he really the one for you?

Why are you so in love with

Why are you so in love with a notion?

It doesn’t do you any good

It doesn’t do you any good at all

The Courteeners Kimberley

Who is that girl? I think it’s kokaine kim

I’ve not seen her face in ages

Tell me where she’s been

Oh kokaine kimberly is dancing by the door

Have you seen her slightly slender self

Sleeping on the floor?

Oh kokaine kim, that girls off the rails

Sparkling teeth, needle nights

Champagne fairytales

Oh girl from Timperley

Who is that guy your with?

I hope he treats you really very nicely

The two days you’ve got left to live

The Courteeners International

You wanna talk about cocky

It’s like Mohammed Ali

Tag-teamed with Rocky

The greatest of all time

A Marqués De Riscal ’49

But is he made up for the night?

I’m untouchable, I am out of sight

Cover the cuts with glitter

I am a qualified pro good time transmitter

I’m principle, I’m alright

I’m principle, I’m invincible

International worrier

Takes the world by storm

Takes the world by storm

I’m ten bears, I’m ten feet tall

Set the pins up I am the bowling ball

Only time will tell

And he’s rattling the shutters of

His private hell

Wake me up, when you’re done

Please keep soldiering on

Cause without you where would I be?

Lost for words

Lost at sea

I’m principle, I’m alright

Out of principle, I’m invincible.

International worrier

Takes the world by storm

Takes the world by storm

Prepare the dissonance each night

As the ghosts of doubt

Flicker in and flicker out

Of the candle light

Smoke and mirrors mirror us

Your brain is full

Banks are over-flowing

And there is no sign of slowing down

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International worrier

Without you where would I be?

Lost for words

Lost at sea

The Courteeners What Took You So Long?

You’ve spent too much time sat in your bedroom

On your PC, are you sure that you couldn’t

Have found the time

Swallowed your pride and fitted to jealousy

Well next week, you’re trying again

To pull one of your city’s men from men

If you not had the internet would you be into them?

I very much doubt so, how would they know so?

What took you so long?

Was there a queue at the post office?

What took you so long?

Was there a dirty double decker stage coach

You just happened to miss

Sometimes I’m bad and sometimes I’m rotten

And sometimes I say things I probably

Should have forgotten of the people and things

Do you know who I am?

I’m like a Morrissey with some strings

What took you so long?

Was there a queue at the post office?

What took you so long?

Was there a dirty double decker stage coach

You just happened to miss

You’re always bad and you’re always rotten

And then you always say things that you just

Should have forgotten

Or have you had enough

Of your stereotypical bit of the rough?

woah oh oh

woah oh oh

woah oh oh

What took you so long?

Was there a queue at the post office?

What took you so long?

Was there a dirty double decker stage coach

You just happened to miss

woah oh oh

woah oh oh

woah oh oh

woah oh oh oh oh-oh oh ohh

woah oh oh oh oh-oh oh ohh

woah oh oh oh oh-oh oh ohhh

The Courteeners No You Didn’t, No You Don’t

So, just because I use salty phrases

And I go through stages

Where I neglect endeavour

Does this means that I’m not clever?

No, I don’t think so

Just because my newspaper pages

Haven’t been the Times in ages

Does that mean that

I don’t know as much as you?

Jealousy will destroy us

Or so she used to say

You’d kill for half the things we do

Including yesterday

But I suppose you know

Because you went to school with me

You’d sit in the garage and you’d see

All the things that we do, don’t you?

No you didn’t, and no you don’t

No you didn’t, and no you don’t

No you don’t

No you don’t

Do you remember us lot doing keys

At the back of the garage at 243

That was us and no one else

And lend Luka a jumper off the shelf

Do you remember us lot doing keys

At the back of the garage where no one sees

That was us, no one else

Another jagër off the shelf

So I suppose you know,

Because you went to school with me

You’d sit in the garage and you’d see

All the things that we do, don’t you?

No you didn’t, and no you don’t

No you didn’t, and no you don’t

No you don’t

No you don’t

There’ll always be people looking down their noses

I don’t care, coming up smelling of roses

So I suppose you know

Because you went to school with me

You’d sit in the garage and you’d see

All the things that we do, don’t you?

No you didn’t, and no you don’t

No you didn’t, and no you don’t

No you don’t

No you don’t

So I suppose you know

Because you went to school with me

You’d sit in the garage and you’d see

All the things that we do, don’t you?

No you didn’t, and no you don’t

No you didn’t, and no you don’t

No you don’t

No you don’t

The Courteeners Aftershow

The walk home from barbecue

Is so very long when I’m walkin with you

The sun is coming up, it is coming to light

That me and you were never that tight

And then you stand there with your old boyfriend

And message after message that you can send, send, send

You know I will definitely ignore them all

You’re having a shit night, well I’m having a ball

You showed your face at the aftershow

How did I know that you would say you will go

It’s because you’re always listening to him

He’s only average looking and a bit too thin

The Courteeners Modern Love

We got style and we got grace

We run wild and never dance alone

In this town she’s fucking famous

But this town will never be her home

The sun sets on a promise kept

And I try but I don’t need…

This modern love, this modern love

Oh it always lets me down

This modern love, this modern love

Oh it always lets me down

The popularity trap strikes again

You don’t need this fools cause you’re incroyable

(Which is French for incredible)

We found solace at the star and garter

No malice, I can feel you coming alive

Ignore the warning signs

And we try but I don’t need this…

This modern love, this modern love

Oh it always lets me down

This modern love, this modern love

Oh it always lets me down

A bare mattress, a lockless door

Two Whittington hearts on pique assiette floor

Give me back those awkward exchanges

the fumbles on bathtubs, when we were just strangers

We talk about your graduation and the realization that we might not be together forever and ever. Amen

Wide eyed and up all night

This could be good but I don’t want to shy away I hear them say ‘romance is dead’ and I don’t need this…

This modern love, this modern love

Oh it always lets me down

This modern love, this modern love

Oh it always lets me down