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The Arctic Monkeys’ “Do I Wanna Know?” Connects With Me On So Many Levels!

I’ve been an Arctic Monkeys fan since 8th grade when they came out with “I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor“. I hadn’t thought much of them in recent years until they came out with their 2013 album, “AM“. I’ll admit, Miley’s cover of “Why’d You Only Call Me When You’re High” was the first I had heard of new music from the Arctic Monkeys. After that, I started to look up some more of their new songs.

I immediately liked “Do I Wanna Know?“, because of the whole vibe of the song. Although, it wasn’t until last March that I finally connected to the lyrics. Lead vocalist, Alex Turner, sings about his curiosity regarding whether a past lover has been thinking about him the way he has been thinking about them. The lyrics even suggest that he has been playing the same song on repeat before bed every night, because the song reminds him of this person he still has feelings for. 2 The main concern expressed in the song seems to be about whether his feelings are mutual. Should he come “crawling back” to his ex-lover that is on his mind? Or is his time being wasted on a thing of the past, essentially holding him back from any new love blossoming?

“Maybe I’m too busy being yours to fall for somebody new”

The eery end to the song, with the vocals competing as the questions and statements are circulating : “Do I wanna know?” “Too busy being yours to fall” “Sad to see you go.” “Ever thought of calling, darling?” “Do I wanna know?”; until there is only one final question remaining: “Do you want me crawling back to you?”.

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Check out one of my favourite tracks, “Do I Wanna Know?” by the Arctic Monkeys, below!

“Do I Wanna Know?” Lyrics (via AZLyrics.com)

Have you got colour in your cheeks?
Do you ever get that fear that you can’t shift
The type that sticks around like something in your teeth?
Are there some aces up your sleeve?
Have you no idea that you’re in deep?
I dreamt about you nearly every night this week
How many secrets can you keep?
‘Cause there’s this tune I found that makes me think of you somehow and I play it on repeat
Until I fall asleep
Spilling drinks on my settee

(Do I wanna know)
If this feeling flows both ways?
(Sad to see you go)
Was sort of hoping that you’d stay
(Baby we both know)
That the nights were mainly made for saying things that you can’t say tomorrow day

Crawling back to you

Ever thought of calling when you’ve had a few?
‘Cause I always do
Maybe I’m too busy being yours to fall for somebody new
Now I’ve thought it through

Crawling back to you3

So have you got the guts?
Been wondering if your heart’s still open and if so I wanna know what time it shuts
Simmer down and pucker up
I’m sorry to interrupt. It’s just I’m constantly on the cusp of trying to kiss you
I don’t know if you feel the same as I do
But we could be together if you wanted to

(Do I wanna know?)
If this feeling flows both ways?
(Sad to see you go)
Was sort of hoping that you’d stay
(Baby we both know)
That the nights were mainly made for saying things that you can’t say tomorrow day

Crawling back to you (crawling back to you)

Ever thought of calling when you’ve had a few? (you’ve had a few)
‘Cause I always do (’cause I always do)
Maybe I’m too (maybe I’m too busy) busy being yours to fall for somebody new
Now I’ve thought it through

Crawling back to you

(Do I wanna know?)
If this feeling flows both ways?
(Sad to see you go)
Was sort of hoping that you’d stay
(Baby we both know)
That the nights were mainly made for saying things that you can’t say tomorrow day

(Do I wanna know?)
Too busy being yours to fall
(Sad to see you go)
Ever thought of calling darling?
(Do I wanna know?)
Do you want me crawling back to you?

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