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Right Words

Franz Ferdinand@franzferdinand

RT @artschool_: Fundraiser announced! http://t.co/otW37uVOXe @davidshrigley @Franz_Ferdinand @S_Type @LuckyMe @Weareerrors @Numbers @tom_k…
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Franz Ferdinand@franzferdinand

Glasgow: Paul is DJing at Stereo for a West Glasgow Against Poverty fundraiser this Saturday (May 17th). Details: http://t.co/lsVzMtPC6s
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This Fire

Eyes

Boring a way through me

Paralyse

Controlling completely

Now

There is a fire in me

Fire that burns

Fire that burns

 

This fire is out of control

I’m going to burn this city

Burn this city

If this fire is out of control

Then I

I’m out of control

and I burn

 

Eyes

Burning a way to me

Overwhelm

Destroying so sweetly

Now

There is a fire in me

Fire that burns

Fire that burns

 

This fire…

 

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Franz Ferdinand@franzferdinand

Muchas Gracias, Monterrey! See you soon, Mexico.
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Franz Ferdinand@franzferdinand

Love this BTS shot. Happy #StarWarsDay http://t.co/HDYKOqdyPJ
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What You Meant

As I took step number four

Into the close of your tenement

You cast your darkened eyes so low

Said we’re cold as the step cement

 

But I just don’t know what you meant

 

So Alec you may want a pill

We are so cruel and to communicate

Without the red stuff being spilled

We must MDMA our sentiment

 

But I just don’t know what you meant

 

If we were feckless we’d be fine

Sucking hard on our innocence

But we’ve been bright in our decline

Been left as blackened filament

 

But I just don’t know what you meant

 

‘cause I feel blood inside the vein

I feel life inside the ligament

I feel alive yeah just the same

Same vigour and the same intent

 

So I just don’t know if that’s what you meant

 

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Franz Ferdinand@franzferdinand

You can watch us on #REVOLTLive here http://t.co/1bSSV4SrQz and here http://t.co/wmFnfzGsY2.
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Franz Ferdinand@franzferdinand

RT @JimmyKimmelLive: Backstage at #Kimmel. Tune in tonight 11:35|10:35c on ABC with @Franz_Ferdinand http://t.co/rZy1TW0OSe
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Darts Of Pleasure

You are the latest contender

You are the one to remember

You are the villain who sends a

Line of dark fantastic passion

I know that you will surrender 

I know that you will surrender

I want this fantastic passion

Will have fantastic passion

 

You can feel my lips undress your eyes

undress your eyes undress your eyes

Words of love and words so leisured

Words are poisoned darts of pleasure

Die and so you die

 

You are the latest contender

You’re an emotion avenger

You are the devil that sells a 

line of dark fantastic passion

I know that you will surrender

I know that you will surrender

I want this fantastic passion

Will have fantastic passion

 

You can feel my lips undress your eyes

Undress your eyes undress your eyes

Skin can feel my lips they tingle

tense anticipation

This one is an easy one

Feel the word and melt upon it

Words of love and words so leisured

Words are poisoned darts of pleasure

Die. So I die.

 

Ich heisse super fantastische

Ich Trinke champers mit lachsfisch

 

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Franz Ferdinand@franzferdinand

RT @RevoltTV: @Franz_Ferdinand will be on #REVOLTLive today. | We will be taking fan questions using the hashtag #TalkBack http://t.co/Vdhr
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Franz Ferdinand@franzferdinand

Off to Mexico for a couple of shows...
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You Could Have It So Much Better

The last message you sent

Said I looked really down

That I oughtta come over

And talk about it

Well I wasn’t down

I just wasn’t smiling at you

 

As I look at us now it seems

That your slapping my back

as if it’s al alright

but it’s not

I’m trying to get up

But you’re pushing me down

Yeah you’re pushing me down

So I’ll get on my own

 

Now there’s some grinning goon

On my TV screen

Telling us all that

It’s alright because

She wears this and

He said that and

If you get some of these

It’ll all be alright

Yeah if you get some of these

It’ll all be alright

Well I refuse

To be a cynical goon

Passing the masses

An easy answer

Because it won’t be alright

Oh no it won’t be alright

It won’t be alright

Unless you get up

Come on and get up

 

Well I’m just a voice in your earpiece

Telling you no

It’s not alright

You know you could have it so much better

You could have it so much better

If you tried

 

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Franz Ferdinand@franzferdinand

Tomorrow we are on Revolt Live! http://t.co/cQSzauifDt
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Franz Ferdinand@franzferdinand

Last night was incredible at the @foxoakland! Next stop, LA and the @wiltern
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40'

As I glance once upon the foam

40’ beneath my feet

The coldest calm falls

through the molten veins

Cooling all the blood to slush

that congeals around the brain

 

la la la

 

40’ REMAIN

 

Salt scales upon my drying arms

Burn my back beneath the sun

But I am cold beneath the burning rays

Looking down, looking down

Down, down again

 

la la la

 

40’ REMAIN

 

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Franz Ferdinand@franzferdinand

Beautiful night at the Roseland Theater, we love you Portland.
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Franz Ferdinand@franzferdinand

Tonight we play the Roseland Theater. Portland, see you tonight!
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Bullet

While I’m away

You can let the mouse go down on you

Let the mouse do what I’d do

If I was there

But you’d better explain

That I have vendetta in my narrow bones

And a vindictive eye

Of my jealousy I have no control

No control

 

I’ll never get your bullet out of my head now

How can I get your bullet out of my head now

I have no control

But I try

Yes I try

 

So I’d better explain that I have a

Red vendetta in my narrow bones

A wicked indicative eye

Of my yellow jealousy I have no control

No control

 

I’ll never get your bullet…

 

Get out of my head

Get out of my head now

Get out of my mind

 

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Franz Ferdinand@franzferdinand

Vancouver you are cold! See you at the warm and sweaty @commodorevcr tonight.
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Franz Ferdinand@franzferdinand

The @showboxsea last night was great, we had an amazing time! Until we meet again. Next stop Vancouver.
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Katherine Kiss Me

Katherine kiss me

Slippy little lips will split me

Split me where your eye won’t hit me

Yes I love you

I mean I

I’d love to get to know you

Sometimes I say the stupid things I think

I mean I

Sometimes I think the stupidest things

Oh and do you ever wonder

How the boy feels

 

Katherine kiss me

Flick your cigarette then kiss me

Flick your eyes at mine so briefly

Your leather jacket lies in sticky pools of cider blackberry

You glance a ricochet from every alpha male behind me

Eyes like marbles on a washing machine

Oh and do you ever wonder

How the boy feels

 

Katherine kiss me

In the alleyway by jakeys

Jacking in the sodium light

Yes I love you

I mean I

I mean I need to love

And though your open eyes stare bored upon 

The overflowing pipes above me

Tonight

I don’t mind

Because I never wonder

How the girl feels

 

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Franz Ferdinand@franzferdinand

Boise, that was top work, see you next time! Onto Seattle tomorrow.
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Franz Ferdinand@franzferdinand

Hello, Boise. We're playing at the @knitboise tonight! Where's good to eat around here?
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Tell Her Tonight

I only watched her walk, but she saw it

I only heard her talk, but she saw it

I only touched her lips, but she saw it

I only kissed her lips, but she saw it

 

Gonna have to tell her tonight…

 

She only blinked her eyes, but I saw it

She only swung her hair, but I saw it

She only shook her hips, but I saw it

She only licked her lips, but I saw it

 

Gonna have to tell her tonight…

 

Have to tell her.  Tell her tonight, yeah.

 

I only watched her walk, but she saw it

I only heard her talk, but she saw it

I only touched her hips, but she saw it

I only kissed her lips, but she saw it

 

Gonna have to tell her tonight…

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Franz Ferdinand@franzferdinand

RT @VicGalloway: Here's my @Franz_Ferdinand @BBCRadioScot SPECIAL & 4 videos of them LIVE in session - 3 originals & a Lungleg cover!! http…
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Franz Ferdinand@franzferdinand

RT @PlutoTV: We're pumped to have @Franz_Ferdinand on Primetime on Pluto TONIGHT 8pm EST/PST only on the #indie channel Ch. 108 http://t.co
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This Boy

It seems this boy’s bathed in ridicule

Too forward, way too physical

It’s time that I had another

I’m always wanting more if there’s another one

Give me some more I’ll have another one

I’ll have a slice of your mother

 

This boy is so spectacular

Not a boy but a wealthy bachelor

I want a car 

I want a car 

 

I see losers losing everywhere

If I lose it’ll only be the damn I give for another

I am complete, invincible

If I have one set principle

Then it’s to stand on You, brother

 

This boy is so spectacular

Not a boy but a wealthy bachelor

I want a car 

I want a car 

 

If I like cocaine I’m racing you

For organic fresh Echinacia

One kick’s as good as another

If tired I’m tired of telling you

I’m never tired I’m always better than you

 

This boy is so spectacular

Not a boy but a wealthy bachelor

I want a car 

I want a car 

 

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Franz Ferdinand@franzferdinand

Thanks Milan, you are always great! xxx (Photos by @robertachiare, elys318, bellamadunina &… http://t.co/A6R7jAK1RG
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Franz Ferdinand@franzferdinand

Twitter's torykulikova's embroidered portraits of us. Nice stitching. http://t.co/Unw5sg7dy7
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Michael

This is where I’ll be

so heavenly

so come and dance with me Michael

 

So sexy, you’re sexy

come and dance with me Michael

 

I’m all that you see, you want to see

come and dance with me Michael

 

so close now so close now

come and dance with me

come and dance with me

So come and dance with me

 

Michael you’re the boy with all the leather hips

Sticky hair, stickyhips, stubble on my sticky lips

Michael you’re the only one I’d ever want

only one I’d everwant only one I’d ever want

Beautiful boys on a beautiful dance-floor

Michael you’re dancing like a beautiful dance-whore

Michael waiting on a silver platter now…

and nothing matters now

 

This is what I am, I am a man

come and dance with me Michael

 

so strong now, it’s strong now

come and dance with me Michael

 

I’m all that you’ll be, you’ll ever see

so come and dance with me, Michael

 

So close now.  You’re close now.

Come and dance with me. Comeanddancewithme.

 

Michael you’re the boy with all the leather hips

Sticky hair.  Sticky lips.  Stubble on my sticky hips.

Beautiful boys on a beautiful dance-floor

Michael you’re dancing like a beautiful dance whore

Michael waiting on a silver platter now

and nothing matters now

 

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Franz Ferdinand@franzferdinand

It starts in 3 minutes. http://t.co/cgI8ElVdyZ
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Franz Ferdinand@franzferdinand

If you're in Munich you can join Nick at this: http://t.co/wqdafZPV5Y
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Ulysses

I sit and hear sentimental footsteps, then a voice say hi, so

So what you got? What you got this time? Come on, let’s Get high.

Come on Lexxo what you got next-o? Walking twenty five miles-o

Well I’m bored, I’m bored, come on let’s get high

 

I’ve found a new way 

Come on don’t amuse me 

I don’t need your sympathy

La la la Ulysses. 

I’ve found a new way. 

 

Am I Ulysses? Am I Ulysses? No, but you are now, boy

So sinister, so sinister but last night was wild

What’s the matter there? Feeling kind of anxious? Feeling that hot blood grow cold?

Yeah everyone everybody knows it everybody knows I

 

La la la Ulysses. 

I’ve found a new way. 

 

Oh then suddenly you know 

You’re never going home

 

No you’re not Ulysses

 

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Franz Ferdinand@franzferdinand

Instagram's @sophiedanielleheward's photo of us playing Pop Recs Ltd in Sunderland yesterday. #PopRecsLtd
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Franz Ferdinand@franzferdinand

We have a signed t-shirt up for auction in aid of @StreetsOfL. You can bid on it here: http://t.co/NWDaRrgCSS
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Do You Want To

When I woke up tonight I said I’m

Going to make somebody love me

I’m going to make somebody love me

Now I know

Now I know

Now I know

That it’s you

You’re lucky lucky you’re so lucky

 

Well do you

Do you

Do you want to

Want to go where I’d never let you before

 

Well do you

Do you

Do you want to

Want a go of what I’d never let you before

 

Well he’s a friend and he’s so proud of you

He’s a friend and I knew him before you

 

He’s a friend and we’re so proud of you

He’s a friend and I blew him before you

 

Here we are at the Transmission party

I love your friends – they’re all so arty

 

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Franz Ferdinand@franzferdinand

Tickets for our gig on the 16th July at @SomersetHouse are now on sale > http://t.co/f4C4IH43IL #SummerSeriesGigs
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Franz Ferdinand@franzferdinand

Thanks for your questions this afternoon. Tickets to our show at @SomersetHouse are now on sale http://t.co/f4C4IH43IL #SummerSeriesGigs
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Brief Encounters

We are bored

We are married

We are young

On the edge of the city

The edge of Ambrosia

Rolls upon rolls upon

Rolls upon the tongue

 

A certain party

A certain cul-de-sac

A certain outcome

A certain piece of me

 

Car keys choose your keys

 

Outside alone

Crossing a perfect lawn

Could it be you

Could it be you

Or could it be

This is what freedom is?

 

We are brief encounters

We all lose our keys

We all choose our partners

We all choose our keys

Car keys choose your keys

 

Pull back

Pull back

Into the drive

Rigid in the matrimonial superking bed

Pretend to sleep

Pretend to sleep

Come on pretend

Yeah, lets pretend

 

We are brief encounters…

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Franz Ferdinand@franzferdinand

Thanks for the questions guys, I have to go and practice bass scales now. See you all soon. @SomersetHouse #SummerSeriesGigs
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Franz Ferdinand@franzferdinand

.@Gcf1997 we are always working. @SomersetHouse #SummerSeriesGigs
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Goodbye Lovers & Friends

Don’t play pop music

You know I hate pop music

Just sing amazing godless grace

 

Don’t wear bright colours

You know I hate bright colours

I never liked you for the way you dressed

Anyway

 

Goodbye lovers and friends

So sad to leave you

When they lie and say

“This is not the end”

you can laugh as if

we’re still together

you can laugh about it all

 

I hope you didn’t bring flowers

Hope you didn’t write a poem

Hope you remember every fight

 

I know I could be noxious

Or occasionally cruel

But only to the ones

I loved

 

Goodbye lovers and friends…

 

Don’t get inventory

Don’t fake your memory

Don’t give me virtues that I never had

Don’t get sychophantal

We never were sentimental

I know I took more than I ever gave

 

I don’t need to be forgiven

But a moment from the living

That’s the only thing I ask

 

Goodbye lovers and friends…

…you can laugh as if

we’re still together

but this really is the end

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Franz Ferdinand@franzferdinand

.@ClowesPatrick Rickenbacker 3001. @SomersetHouse #SummerSeriesGigs
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Franz Ferdinand@franzferdinand

RT @SomersetHouse: Tickets for #SummerSeriesGigs w/ @AmexUK in our open-air courtyard this July, inc @franz_ferdinand, on sale tmrw 9am htt…
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Right Action

Come home practically all is nearly forgiven

Right thoughts

Right words

Right action

 

Almost everything could be forgotten

Right thoughts

Right words

Right action

 

How can we leave you

To a Saturday night or a Sunday Morning?

Good morning.

 

This time, same as before, love you forever

Right thoughts

Right words

Right action

 

Sometimes, wish you were here, weather permitting

Right thoughts

Right words

Right action

 

How can we leave you

To a Saturday night or a Sunday Morning?

Good morning.

 

11 Chalcot Gardens England’s Lane Hampstead London

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Franz Ferdinand@franzferdinand

.@Eve_81 @SomersetHouse I haven't listened yet, but I was told it was good quality. I mess up the beginning of Bullet on the London one.
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Franz Ferdinand@franzferdinand

What's your favourite album right now? http://t.co/yZ6DBCPwJC
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Take Me Out

So if you’re lonely

You know I’m here 

Waiting for you

I’m just a cross-hair

Just a shot away from you

If you leave here

You leave me broken 

Shattered I lie

We’re just a cross-hair

Just a shotthen we can die

I know I won’t be leaving here

With You

 

I say don’t you know

You say don’t you know

I say take me out

 

I stay you don’t show

Don’t move time is slow

I say take me out

 

I say don’t you know

You say you don’t know

I say take me out

 

If I move this could die

If eyes move this could die

I want you to take me out

 

I know I won’t be leaving here

With you

 

I say don’t you know

You say you don’t know

I say take me out

 

If I wait this could die

If I wane this could die

I want you to take me out

 

If I move this could die

If eyes move this could die

Come on

Take me out

I know I won’t be leaving here

With you

 

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Franz Ferdinand@franzferdinand

#6MusicFestival tickets are now on sale. We're playing 1st March with @The_National & @JakeBugg among others: http://t.co/fYl8qGyS4O
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Franz Ferdinand@franzferdinand

We've just been announced to play the first ever #6MusicFestival. Ticket details to be released in the next few days. http://t.co/Z0OanKUXMn
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Twilight Omens

I wrote your name upon the

Back of my hand

Slept upon it

Then I woke up

With it backwards on my face

Reading forwards from my mirror

To my heart

 

Twilight omens in my life

 

Then I hear your name

Hear the radio sing your name

Should I give you a call

What should I say?

Maybe you still feel the same?

 

I typed your number

Into my calculator

Where it spelled a dirty word

When you turned it upside down

You could turn my dirty world

The bright way round

 

Twilight omens in my life

 

Then I heard your name

Heard the radio sing your name

Should I give you a call

What could I say?

Maybe I still feel the same?

 

Twilight omens in my life

 

I keep hearing your name

I hear the radio sing your name

 

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Franz Ferdinand@franzferdinand

“@JilSmyth: @Franz_Ferdinand Are you referring to your own songs?” Well yes.
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Franz Ferdinand@franzferdinand

Out of interest, if you were coming to see us this year, what songs would you most want to hear us play?
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The Dark Of The Matinee

You take your white finger

Slide the nail under

the top and bottom buttons

  of my blazer

relax the fraying wool

  slacken ties and I’m

not to look at you in the shoe

  but the eyes find the eyes

 

find me and follow me

through corridors, refectories and files

you must follow, leave

this academic factory

you will find me in the Matinee

the dark of the Matinee

it’s better in the Matinee

the dark of the Matinee is mine

yes it’s mine

 

I time every journey

to bump into you

accidentally I

charm you and tell you

of the boys I hate

all the girls I hate

all the words I hate

all the clothes I hate

how I’ll never be anything I hate

you smile, mention something that you like

how you’d have a happy life

if you did the things you like

 

find me and follow me…

 

So I’m on BBC2 now

telling Terry Wogan how I made it.

What I made is unclear now

but his deference is

and his laughter is

my words and smile are so easy now

yes, it’s easy now

yes, it’s easy now

 

find me and follow me…

 

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Franz Ferdinand@franzferdinand

RT @OtherSide_Lab: #Shazam Take Me Out @Franz_Ferdinand The right way to start a week http://t.co/F1LQs7S3ZH
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Franz Ferdinand@franzferdinand

RT @j_banerjee: "Stand on the Horizon" by @Franz_Ferdinand is dangerously catchy. One of my fav songs of the year!
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Can't Stop Feeling

The salt starts stinging again

I can’t stop feeling no 

I won’t stop feeling

The fun’s not fun anymore

I can’t stop feeling 

No I won’t stop feeling

You leave me here on my own

You leave me here on the floor

You can’t feel it

You can’t feel it

You can’t feel anymore

Feel Anymore

Feel Anymore

 

 

The salt starts stinging again

I can’t stop feeling no 

I won’t stop feeling

Although we’re not us anymore

I can’t stop 

No I won’t stop

You leave me dancing alone

You leave me to die on the floor

You can’t feel it

You can’t feel it

You can’t feel anymore

Feel anymore

Feel anymore

Feel anymore

 

So boy you’re down and alone

Your soul is broken again 

But you can’t stop moving

No you won’t stop moving along

 

You can’t feel it

You can’t feel it

You can’t feel it

You can’t anymore

Anymore

Anymore

Anymore

You can’t anymore

 

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Franz Ferdinand@franzferdinand

RT @cleapearl: @Franz_Ferdinand really does have all the right words. #beautifulmusic
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Franz Ferdinand@franzferdinand

RT @aleclarkinriley: @Franz_Ferdinand new record is amazing. While everyone else is making limp, try hard music they've brought 2007 back. …
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Turn It On

It ain’t easy being this kind of lover

when you never call 

It ain’t easy being this kind of lover

Why don’t you ever call me? 

But I’m dedicated and I’m a forgiver

I’m dedicated sure I’m a giver

I’m dedicated yes I’m a forgiver

I’ll forgive you always

 

Although I know you turn it on yeah 

Turn It On

 

You don’t want to know how I manage alone

You don’t want to know what goes on when I’m on my own

You don’t want to know how I plan on my own

You don’t want to know how I know when you’re on your own

I’ll never be alone

Turn It On

You know I’d follow you to Rome

Turn It On

I know the places you call home

Turn It On

You know I’ll get you on your own

Turn It On

 

You know I know where you are

 

You know I can’t have another

You Turn It On

I can’t stop thinking of you

You Turn It On

If I can’t have you then nobody can

Yeah Yeah Yeah

 

You Turn It On

You Turn It On

You Turn It On

You Turn It On

You Turn It On

You Turn It On

You Turn It On

 

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Franz Ferdinand@franzferdinand

Congrats to Jonatan Kolinski for winning this Evil Eye video prop through our @Shazam competition!! http://t.co/frq0FSpG8T
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Franz Ferdinand@franzferdinand

RT @RubiPTHearts: Listening to @Franz_Ferdinand low on my computer at school & girl across from me is singing along! Love it!!
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Love Illumination

When you’re half way from a dream

Is it hard to work out what is real?

Is the real over there more vivid than here ever feels?

We could love

We could love you

If you need somebody to love you

While you’re looking for somebody to love

 

Sweet love illumination

Sweet love revelation

Outside fresh avaricide

But inside our love you’ll be alright

Sweet love illumination

Sweet sweet love celebration

Cop car burn

Reason turn

But inside our love you’ll be alright

 

Is the Blackpool bright light brighter than the light in your home

Were you born to be loved but nobody else seems to know

 

We could love

We could love you

If you need somebody to love you

While you’re looking for somebody to love

 

Sweet love illumination…

 

We could love

We could love you

If you need somebody to love you

While you’re looking for somebody

We’re all looking for somebody

We’re all looking for somebody to love

 

Sweet love illumination…

 

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Franz Ferdinand@franzferdinand

...These go to eleven > http://t.co/muZccvRPHg Photo: Adela Loconte http://t.co/37uHRsh7jn
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Franz Ferdinand@franzferdinand

RT @doubleoh8: twinkle twinkle seeing @franz_ferdinand this saturday and can barely hold excitement in like a star that's about to explode.…
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Well That Was Easy

Well that was easy waiting

Everything’s easy now

The days are Oh So Normal

But oh, Hannah

how I miss you

Now

 

I used to lock myself in your bathroom

Swallowing the codeine kept for your back

Numb, so numb

I’d let your words

Come and come

So come on – 

Kill me now

Kill me now

Kill me now

Because I’m leaving you now

 

That was easy, but how I miss you

Now

 

I watched you clean the filth off your phone dial

Swallowing the things your finger picked up

Tongue, your tongue

I watched your tongue licking on

Eeuuw

So come

Come on tongue

Ah, come on tongue

Kill me now

Kill me now

Kill me now

As I’m leaving you now

 

That was easy, but how I miss you

 

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RT @atununez: May your week sound as good as this: http://t.co/2SkoxTIZdu cc @Franz_Ferdinand :)
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RT @FF_Taiwan: Oh, it looks like @Franz_Ferdinand are already in Taipei! Welcome and see you tomorrow!! xxx @alkapranos @TheePaulThomson @N…
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Stand On The Horizon

How can I tell you I was wrong?

How can I tell you I was wrong?

When I am

The proudest man

Ever born

 

I stand on the horizon

I want to step across it with you

But when the sun’s this low

Everything’s cold

On the line of the horizon

 

Come to me

Oh won’t you come to me

 

How can I tell you I was wrong?

How can I tell you I was wrong?

When I am

The cruellest man

Ever born

 

I stand on the horizon

I want to step across it with you

But when the sun is this low

Everything’s gold

On the line of the horizon

 

In South Shields Metro station

I heard Marsden Rock was breaking

The North Sea shaking

All that we know

To make us see the point of living

Is to live

So won’t you come to me

 

The North Sea sings

“Won’t you come to me baby?”

The North Sea singing

“Won’t you come to me?”

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RT @urbanscapes: Look who popped in to say hi: @Franz_Ferdinand sent everyone going to #Urbanscapes a video message! http://t.co/k69NOwWt4x
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Franz Ferdinand@franzferdinand

We're touring across Colorado & the West Coast of North America in 2014. Tickets on sale Friday! http://t.co/UG2yU479NY
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I'm Your Villain

You toss in a word

I’m your villain

I see the passion emerge

I’m your villain

But serious

You’re so serious

Like a waiter

Hating the rich

But taking their tips

 

If I could laugh I’d love you

If I could smile at anything you said

We could be laughing lovers

I think you’d prefer to be miserable instead

If I could love I’d love you

If I could love like anybody else

 

I know what I am

I’m your villain

I don’t give a damn if

I’m your villain

Because serious

You’re so serious

But I’ve got ready salted

ready on your belly

If you want to have fun

 

See you later

 

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Franz Ferdinand@franzferdinand

We've chosen 'Bullet' as our next single from our new album. Here's the official video! http://t.co/PCsl6TGgOt
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Franz Ferdinand@franzferdinand

RT @ThisIsIshtar: Oooooooo!! Check it out!! @Franz_Ferdinand's newest video- for Bullet!!! Never get your bullet outta my head http://t.co/
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Fade Together

So far away

Come on I’ll take you far away

Let’s get away

Come on let’s make a get away

 

Once you have loved someone this much 

you doubt it could fade 

despite how much you’d like it to

God how you’d like it to fade

 

Let’s fade together

 

If we get away

You know we might just stay away

So stay awake

Why the hell should I stay awake?

When you’re far away

Oh god you are so far away

 

I looked your wall

Saw that old passport photograph

I look like I’ve just jumped the Berlin Wall

Berlin I love you

I’m starting to fade

 

Let’s fade together

 

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Franz Ferdinand@franzferdinand

RT @musicfeeds: PHOTOS: @Franz_Ferdinand at @the_tivoli Sunday! http://t.co/6lyc3Zw8H2 http://t.co/3nNWRCK5z5
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Franz Ferdinand@franzferdinand

RT @alkapranos: We're playing a live session in 1 hr 05 mins at http://t.co/RWgNCWkYxA - 5pm Australian eastern standard time (6am gmt)
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Auf Achse

You see her

You can’t touch her

You hear her

You can’t hold her

You want her

You can’t have her

You want to 

But she won’t let you

 

She’s not so special

So look what you’ve done boy

 

Now you wish she’d never

Come back here again

 

You see her 

You can’t touch her

You hear her

You can’t hold her

You want her

You can’t have her

You want to 

But she won’t let you

 

She’s not so special

So look what you’ve done Bob

 

Now I’m nailed above you

Gushing from my side

It’s with your sins

that you have killed me

Thinking of your sins I die

Thinking how You’d let them touch you

  How you’d never realise

That I’m ripped and hang forsaken

Knowing never will I rise

Again

 

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RT @junoxis: Why are all of @Franz_Ferdinand 's guitar licks so infectious?
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Franz Ferdinand@franzferdinand

RT @MTRBWY: INTERVIEW: Last night we spoke to Bob Hardy from @Franz_Ferdinand about their upcoming tour of Australia, read here http://t.co
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Dream Again

Don’t be afraid if you hear voices

Or feel the sweet air 

Spoken upon you

Sometimes the sound 

Of a thousand 

Whispering words 

Of hope will reassure

Show me the future

Will see us join together 

If the oceans split 

Or the mountains sigh

Then I 

Will keep on dreaming

I live to dream again

 

Don’t be afraid if you’re descending

The deepest despairs

Without a handrail to guide you

Sometimes the sound 

of a thousand 

whispering words

Can confuse

But when you’re sleeping

They shift and slide together

Bring meaning

To the canyon’s cry

So I 

I keep on dreaming

I live to dream again

 

Sometimes the sound 

of a thousand 

whispers are where

you live a little fear

But feel the future

I feel us dream together

I feel no fear

I feel no fire

Oh I

I keep on dreaming

I live to dream again

 

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Franz Ferdinand@franzferdinand

Fancy winning a severed arm prop from our Evil Eye video? Just Shazam our track 'Evil Eye' to be in with a chance. https://t.co/Yst4UlENm2
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Franz Ferdinand@franzferdinand

RT @TootingJim: @franz_ferdinand rocked @thegarage_mama tonight for a great cause @warchilduk. Right thoughts, right words, right actions. …
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Evil and a Heathen

Words fall from our mouths

Like plates from shaking hands

Smash upon the silence

Of the smooth naked canal

 

I’m evil and a heathen

I’m a heathen and evil like you

There’s not a lot I couldn’t do

 

I like how you pretend

That the end will be the end

So fill your thirst

Drink a curse

To the death of death instead

 

I’m evil and a heathen

I’m a heathen and evil like you

There’s not a lot I wouldn’t do

 

Utrecht led me to the Sacre Coeur

Where the smoke curled round

Now the ice blows of Lake Michigan

When the Ice blows

The Ice Flow knocks you

 

Your teeth are black with wine 

As you place those lips on mine

The moon hangs heavy and forbidden high

On the **** night of our lives

 

I’m evil and a heathen

I’m a heathen and evil like you

There’s not a lot we couldn’t do

 

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Franz Ferdinand@franzferdinand

RT @VirginRadiofr: Cette semaine GAGNEZ votre SEJOUR + places pour voir @Franz_Ferdinand à Paris au #ParisInLive avec #VirginRadio : http:/…
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Franz Ferdinand@franzferdinand

Calling all London fans! We're giving away 30 pairs of tickets to tomorrows show at the Garage. RT for a chance to win!
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Fresh Strawberries

We are fresh strawberries

Fresh burst of red strawberries

Ripe, turning riper in the bowl

We will soon be rotten

We will all be forgotten

Half remembered rumours of the old

 

Wouldn’t it be easy with

Something to believe in that could

Give us more

Than here’s my work

So where’s my pay

To buy what I don’t need?

Wouldn’t it be easy to believe?

 

Thieves believe

Everybody steals

I believe there’s nothing to believe

But I’d love the manual

The instruction manual

Oh, liars

Swear that they never lie

 

Wouldn’t it be easy with

Something to believe in that could

Give us more

Than here’s my years

So now they’re gone

It’s time for me to leave

Wouldn’t it be easy to believe?

 

We are fresh strawberries

Fresh burst of red strawberries

Ripe, turning riper – so…

 

Wouldn’t it be easy?

Something could give us more

But I don’t know

No I don’t know

I don’t know what I need

Wouldn’t it be easy

Couldn’t it be easy

Shouldn’t it be easy

To believe

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Franz Ferdinand@franzferdinand

RT @tonedeaf_music: .@Franz_Ferdinand tour kicks off in a couple of weeks @soundwavetours. Check out their & tour dates & tix links here ht…
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Franz Ferdinand@franzferdinand

RT @scetvradio: A live performance throughout the show from @Franz_Ferdinand on Q (@CBCRadioQ) - tonight at 9:00 on #ETVRadio News Stations
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Come On Home

Although my lover lives

In a place that I can’t live

I kind of find I like a life

This lonely

It rips and pierces me

In places I can’t see

I love the rip of nerves

The rip that wakes me

 

So come on home

 

I’m where I want to be

You’re where you want to be

Come on we’re chasing

everything we’ve ever wanted

I replace you easily

Replace pathetically

I flirt with every flighty thing

that falls my way

But how I needed you

When I needed you

Let’s not forget

We are so strong

So bloody strong

 

So come on home

 

Blue light falls

Upon your perfect skin

Falls and you draw back again

Falls and this is how I fell

I cannot forget

I cannot forget

Come on home

Come on home

But don’t forget to leave

 

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RT @TrendsmapCanada: Franz Ferdinand, @franz_ferdinand is now trending in Canada http://t.co/bUW5oOVA41
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Franz Ferdinand@franzferdinand

RT @CasualSexBand: What a night! @Mtl_Metropolis thank you! @Franz_Ferdinand http://t.co/zWCVdim2IT
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Walk Away

I swapped my innocence for pride

Crushed the end within my stride

Said I’m strong now I know that I’m a leaver

I love the sound of you walking away

Mascara bleeds a blackened tear

And I am cold

Yes, I’m cold

But not as cold as you are

I love the sound of you walking away

 

Why don’t you walk away?

 

Why don’t you walk away?

No buildings will fall down

Why don’t you walk away?

No quake will split the ground

Why don’t you walk away?

The sun won’t swallow the sky

Why don’t you walk away?

Statues will not cry

 

Why don’t you walk away?

 

I cannot turn to see those eyes

As apologies may rise

I must be strong and stay an unbeliever

And love the sound of you walking away

Mascara bleeds into my eye

I’m not cold

I am old

At least 

As old as you are

 

As you walk away?

 

As you walk away

My headstone crumbles down

As you walk away

The Hollywood wind’s a howl

As you walk away

The Kremlin’s falling

As you walk away

Radio Four is STATIC

 

As you walk away

 

The stab of stiletto

On a silent night

Stalin Smiles

Hitler laughs

Churchill claps

Mao Tse Tung

on the back

 

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Franz Ferdinand@franzferdinand

Some recent fan art. @ Orpheum Theatre http://t.co/qd9LrGOGtG
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Franz Ferdinand@franzferdinand

If you're coming down the the show in Philadelphia tonight make sure you're here early to see @CasualSexBand!
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Jacqueline

Jacqueline was seventeen

working on a desk

when Iver

Peered above a spectacle

forgot that he had wrecked a girl

Sometimes these eyes

Forget the face they peer upon

Well, you know

That face as I do

And how in the return of the gaze

She can return you the face

That you are staring from

 

It’s always better on holiday

So much better on holiday

That’s why we only work when

We need the money

 

Gregor was down again

Said come on, kick me again

Said I’m so drunk

I don’t mind if you kill me

Come on you gutless

I’m alive

I’m alive

I’m alive

and how I know it

But for chips and for freedom

I could die

 

It’s always better on holiday…

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RT @urbanscapes: To tide you over, here's a video of @Franz_Ferdinand's 'Right Action' from Live on Letterman - you're welcome! http://t.co
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Franz Ferdinand@franzferdinand

RT @InfestAustin: Congrats to the ones who got in, sorry to the ones who did not make it but @Franz_Ferdinand definitely appreciates it and…
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Lucid Dreams

I’m going to give my aimless love

My angry heart and my desire

I woke with wings from lucid dreams

Knew the reason I felt hollow

Was that I no longer cared

If there is some great truth or not

 

I’ll dream a nation of you

A new utopia for you to live in

I’ll dream a nation of me

A new ambrosia that we could live in

Lucid dreams

I’m living in Lucid Dreams 

 

The sweep slides on my stereo

Short wave ride my rodeo

Beat came from Addis Abylon

I’m flying to Istanbul

 

Oh so why don’t you meet me there?

 

I’ll dream a nation of you

A new utopia for you to live in

I’ll dream a nation of me

Another Narnia where we can live it

Lucid dreams

I’m living in Lucid Dreams 

 

Lucid dreams

I’m living in Lucid Dreams 

I’m living on shortwave streams tonight

Aaah!

Lucid dreams

I’m living in Lucid Dreams 

I’m living on shortwave streams tomight

AAH

I’m living in Lucid Dreams 

Uh huh yeah

 

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RT @Norwichbooks: The new @Franz_Ferdinand album is ace!
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Franz Ferdinand@franzferdinand

RT @TheePaulThomson: INFEST. W5th. ATX.
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No You Girls

Kiss me

Flick your cigarette and then kiss me

Kiss me where your eye won’t meet me

Meet me where your mind won’t kiss me

Flick your eyes at mine then hit me

Hit me with your eyes so sweetly

You know you know you know that

Yes I love you I mean I’d

Love to get to know you

 

But do you never wonder?

No?

 

No you girls never know 

how you make a boy feel

how you make a boy

 

Oh

Kiss me

Yeah oh Flick your cigarette n then kiss me

Kiss me where your eye won’t meet me

Meet me where your eye won’t flick me

Flick your mind at mine so briefly

Oh you know you know you’re so sweetly

Ooh you know I know you know that

I love you I mean I

I mean I need to love

 

But do you ever wonder?

No?

 

No you girls never know 

how you make a boy feel

how you make a boy

 

Sometimes I say the stupid things I think

I mean I

Sometimes I think the stupidest things

Because I never wonder

how the girls feels

 

No you boys never care

You dirty boys’ll never care

How the girl feels

 

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Franz Ferdinand@franzferdinand

RT @alkapranos: Alright, #Austin. We have a gig to replace #ACL. It's at the ACL-Live venue: http://t.co/gdJKlcb4DX. Hopefully VERY special…
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Franz Ferdinand@franzferdinand

“@alkapranos: Hey, #Austin. May be able to sort out a replacement ACL gig... Nothing definite yet, but there's light beyond the clouds.”
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You're The Reason I'm Leaving

Some granite wall

Numbs our bones, numbs our all

As we sit on skinny hands

Nothing to say, nothing at all

I don’t know you and I don’t want to

You’re so awkward just like me

But I don’t care

 

You’re the reason I’m leaving

 

I ‘d no idea that in four years

I’d be hanging from a beam

behind the door of number ten

Singing fare thee well

I am leaving

Yes I leave it all to you

 

You’re the reason I’m leaving

 

As we ride along under an optimistic sun

The radio sings that Everybody song by rem

And Here I Am Fighting Fighting

Yes I’m Fighting not to cry

And that’s another reason

Why I oughtta hate you like I do

Like I do

 

I’m the reason you’re leaving

 

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Franz Ferdinand@franzferdinand

RT @MF_Martell: My #RightThoughtsRightWordsRightAction tattoo :-) @B0bHardy @TheePaulThomson @alkapranos @Franz_Ferdinand http://t.co/ZFOTc
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Franz Ferdinand@franzferdinand

RT @B0bHardy: Backstage in Minneapolis. http://t.co/48oZnzbNk2
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Live Alone

I want to live alone

Because the greatest love

Is always ruined by the bickering

The argument of living

So I’m want to live alone

I could be happy on my own

 

Live the rest of my life

With the vaguest of feeling

 

Wherever you are

Whoever is there

You know that I’ll be here

Wishing I could be there

 

So I’m going to live alone

I’m not saying that our love is the greatest

But I’m in love with you

Want to stay in love with you

So I’m going to live alone

Yeah I’ll be happy on my own

 

Live the rest of a life

In the vaguest of feeling

 

Wherever you are?

 

In nyc when 

I get in a taxi

I say ‘man’ to the driver so

He’ll think

Man! 

I can imagine

having a drink with that guy?

He’s alright?

 

Wherever you are?

 

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Franz Ferdinand@franzferdinand

We're playing a special London show in conjunction with @Warchild & @XFM @ The Garage 29th October. Tickets here > http://t.co/05CR8qzw8r
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Franz Ferdinand@franzferdinand

RT @heartlocalmusic: Word on the street is @Franz_Ferdinand hung out at @JackPotMusic943 for about five hours last night. We're stoked to s…
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Treason! Animals

Hey friends when will you get here?

Hey friends I need to hear voices

I don’t care what you talk about

Hey friends I just need to hear voices

Could you bring the manual

Bring the repair manual

Something has really gone wrong here

 

I’m the king of the animals

I’m the king of the trees and animals

Self-crowned king of the trees and the animals

I’m a king so give me a crown

I am an animal

Give me an animal crown

 

Hey friends when will you get here?

Hey friends this is my kingdom

This is a tree

This is an animal

Ask any one of them

And they daren’t deny it

Ask any one of them

And they daren’t deny it

No don’t you dare deny it

This is my tree

This is my animal

But something has really gone wrong

 

I’m the king of the animals…

 

I am an animal, oh give me an animal crown (x infinity)

I’m in love with a narcissist - I know for the mirror told me

I’m in love with my nemesis - I know for the mirror told me

I’m in love with a narcissist - I know for the mirror told me

I’m in love with my pharmacist - I know for the mirror told me

I’m in love with a narcissist - I know for the mirror told me

I’m in love with my analyst - I know for the mirror told me

I’m in love with my nemesis - I know for the mirror told me

 

Hey friends when will you get here?

Hey friends I need to hear voices

I don’t care what you talk about

Hey friends I just need to hear voices

Something has really gone wrong

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Franz Ferdinand@franzferdinand

RT @B0bHardy: All these people have come along now. They're watching Paul tell his 'I wouldn't go to Burger King...' story. http://t.co/UXW
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Franz Ferdinand@franzferdinand

Love Illumination, Live in Dallas. http://t.co/TM1lEMWNaP
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What She Came For

I got a question for you

Where’d you get your name from?

Where’d you get your name from?

Where’d you get your name from?

I got a question for you

Where do you see yourself in five minutes time?

With a laugh like that

Or a look like that

You make us all feel gauche

Like it’s a smutty joke

With a laugh like that

With a look like that

Make us all just go

La la la la

 

Whoah Look Out

You’re what she came for.

You’re what she came for.

No Question.

No Doubt.

Whoah Look Out

You’re what she came for.

She knows what she came for.

Your Question?

No Doubt.

You’re what she came for

 

I got a question for you

Another question for you

Do you feel the 

Do you feel the pressure?

Why you wearing what you wearing?

Where will your life begone

In five minutes time?

So say something stupid 

You know that you’d love to

 

With a laugh like that

With a look like that

Make us all just go

La la la la

Whoah Look Out

You’re what she came for.

You’re what she came for.

No Question.

No Doubt.

 

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Franz Ferdinand@franzferdinand

RT @alkapranos: #ACLFest you are SO hot right now.
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Franz Ferdinand@franzferdinand

Treason Animals! Houston, TX, 04/10/13: http://t.co/1aiGS8n6Bt via @youtube
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The Universe Expanded

I’ll give you each love letter back

We’ll laugh before every joke is told

We’ll pose after every photograph

Has been removed from the negative

 

(indistinct muttering)

 

With every smile we lose a line

Watch the stars fall back into the sky

Cork the wine

Unbake a cake

Take the dog back to the RSPCA

 

But I don’t mind losing you this time

 

I’ll meet you coming backwards

I’ll meet you coming back

When the universe has expanded

Time will contract

You’ll come back

I’ll meet you coming backwards

Next time

 

We make-up start an argument

Tears crawl back into your…

I turn from a friend

Of your friend

Unintroduced

Forget your name forevermore

 

But I don’t mind losing you this time

 

I’ll meet you coming backwards…

Yes I’ll meet you coming back

But we move forwards

Into emptiness

Into the void

Into the universe

 

We’ll part as happy strangers

From a long friendship

That grew from

Such a love

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Franz Ferdinand@franzferdinand

RT @alkapranos: Thanks to @Younggirlsmusic for a great set. I feel like taking the stage now. Hello Houston!
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Franz Ferdinand@franzferdinand

Backstage at Houston House of Blues. http://t.co/iU2gGOL0DJ
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Cheating On You

Goodbye girl

Because I’m lonely

Goodbye girl

It isn’t over

Goodbye girl

Because it’s only love

Goodbye girl

You know you own me

Goodbye girl

Yes I’m a loser

Goodbye girl

You know it’s only love

 

I’m cheating on you

I’m cheating on you

I’m cheating on you

You’re cheating on me

 

Goodbye girl

You are the only one

Goodbye girl

Although you own me

Goodbye girl

You only owe me love

Goodbye girl

Well, if you’re lonely

Goodbye girl

Why don’t you join me?

Goodbye girl

You know it’s only love

 

I’m cheating on you

I’m cheating on you

I’m cheating on you

I’m cheating on me

 

Goodbye girl.

 

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Franz Ferdinand@franzferdinand

RT @mademake_11: Checking in Dallas, for @Franz_Ferdinand concert this Saturday! ;)
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Franz Ferdinand@franzferdinand

RT @RalphCreative: On set with @Franz_Ferdinand #bullet http://t.co/ICKvNi1S11
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Evil Eye

What’s the colour of the next car?

Yeah, RED, ya bastard

I don’t believe in god, but I believe in this shit

Not me

Some fool who dumb dumb do

But not, not, not me

 

Uh, some people get a freak out of me

Some people can see that I can see

Some people want to see what I see

Some people put an evil eye on me

 

I have the evil eye

I see your soul

You wear it on your face

It’s worn in what you do

 

What’s the colour of the next car?

Yeah, RED, ya bastard

I don’t believe in god, but I believe in this shit

Not me

Some fool who dumb dumb do

But not, not, not me

 

Uh, some people get a freak out of me

 

It looks so clean

But I can see

The crawling, crawling creatures

Suspended in solution

No, no there’s no solution

 

Uh, some people get a freak out of me

 

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Franz Ferdinand@franzferdinand

A photo from Electric Brixton last night by @chasucks. http://t.co/cOdZ4ujPf1
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Franz Ferdinand@franzferdinand

Thanks Brixton, we had a great time. Xxx
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Bite Hard

You don’t know I 

sing these songs 

about you

You don’t know the pseudonyms I assume

For you

 

Are you happier now

that the gods are dying?

Or do you dream of 

Heston with omniscient beard?

 

You should be happier now 

With no one to pray to

Or would you love to

Break your knees from begging and praying?

 

BiTE HaRD

It’s a broken smile

That’s breaking their hearts

and breaking their mind

BiTE HaRD

It’s 5.05, your engines alive and

We ride together

BiTE HaRD

 

I may be lonelier now

But I’m happy alone  honest

It ain’t lonely alone

What would we talk about anyway?

 

Oh I never resort 

To kissing your photo - honest

I just had to see

How the chemicals taste there honey

BiTE HaRD

 

We ride together

We die together

 

I never

No I never

I just had to

I just had to

See now Honey

BiTE HaRD

It’s a broken smile

That’s breaking their hearts

and breaking their mind

We ride together

We die together

 

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Franz Ferdinand@franzferdinand

RT @SPINmagazine: Austin City Limits 2013 late night shows: @QOTSA, @Franz_Ferdinand, @VampireWeekend, and more http://t.co/c1LOUljPnt
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Franz Ferdinand@franzferdinand

Here's what mojo said http://t.co/hKPNzMn3Kl
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Send Him Away

La la la la 

Baby can’t you let me stay tonight?

 

I can’t seem 

To feel the envy

I should feel

Or maybe

I don’t need

The sour side 

Of love

 

I don’t care his breath is in your hair

I don’t care his skin is still between 

The still-warm fold of your sheets

Send him away

 

I don’t need 

To claim or own you

Or maybe 

I would like to

But I need

Whatever side

Of love

Is there

 

I don’t care his breath is in your hair

I don’t care his skin is still between 

The still-warm fold of your sheets

From the fold of your sheets

Send him away

 

Can’t you let me stay tonight?

 

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Backstage at Electric Brixton. http://t.co/q2qBZwg1S3
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We recorded a Free 3 track live EP for @AmazonMusicUK the other day! Watch & listen here > http://t.co/BXm96zz2fF #RWRTRA
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The Fallen

So they say you’re trouble boy

Because you like to destroy

All the things that bring idiots joy

Well what’s wrong with a little destruction?

 

And the Kunst won’t talk to you

Because you kissed St Rollox Adieu

Because you robbed a supermarket or two

Well, who gives a damn about the prophets of Tesco?

 

Did I see you in a limousine

Flinging out the fish and the unleavened

Turn the rich into wine

Walk on the mean

For the fallen are the virtuous among us

Walk among us

Never judge us

Yeah we’re all…

 

Up now and get ‘em boy

Up now and get ‘em boy

Drink to the devil and death to the doctors

 

Did I see you in a limousine

Flinging out the fish and the unleavened

5000 users fed today

as you feed us

won’t you lead us 

to be blessed

 

So we stole and drank champagne

On the seventh seal you said you never feel pain

“I never feel pain, won’t you hit me again?”

“I need a bit of Black and Blue to be a Rotation”

 

In my blood I felt bubbles burst

There was a flash of fist an eyebrow burst

You’ve a lazy laugh and a red white shirt

I fall to the floor fainting at the sight of blood

 

Did I see you in a limousine

Flinging out the fish and the unleavened

Turn the rich into wine

Walk on the mean

Be they Magdelen or virgin you’ve already been

You’ve already been and we’ve already seen

That the fallen are the virtuous among us

Walk among us

Never judge us to be blessed

 

So I’m sorry if I ever resisted

I never had a doubt that you ever existed

I only have a problem when people insist on

Taking their hate and placing it on your name

 

So they say you’re troubled boy

Just because you like to destroy

You are the word - the word is Destroy

I break this bottle and think of you fondly

 

Did I see you in a limousine

Flinging out the fish and the unleavened

To the whore in a hostel

Or the scum of a scheme

Turn the rich into wine

Walk on the mean

It’s not a jag in the arm

It’s a nail in the beam

On this Barren Earth

You scatter your seed

Be they Magdelen or Virgin

You’ve already been

Yeah you’ve already been

We’ve already seen

That the fallen are the virtuous among us

Walk among us

If you judge us

We’re all damned

 

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RT @TimeOutMusic: Do this. But read our review first: http://t.co/JfIqGbqH54 RT @franz_ferdinand: You can stream our album here, http://t.…
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You can stream our album here, http://t.co/tfDBSBjniV. @npr @nprmusic
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Eleanor Put Your Boots On

Eleanor put those boots back on

Kick the heels into the Brooklyn dirt

I know it isn’t dignified to run

But if you run

You can run to the Coney Island rollercoaster

Ride to the highest point and leap across the filthy water

Leap until the Gulf Stream’s brought you down

 

I could be there when you land

 

So Eleanor take a Greenpoint three-point turn 

Towards the hidden sun

You know you are so elegant when you run

Oh if you run

You can run to that statue with the dictionary

Climb to her fingernail and

Leap, yeah take an atmospheric leap

Let the jet stream set you down

 

I could be there when you land

 

So Eleanor put those boots back on

Put the boots back on and run

Come on over here

 

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RT @bbccouk: Look out - it's @B0bHardy and @alkapranos from @franz_ferdinand with @jowhiley tonight on @BBCRadio2 http://t.co/FlrA7421f7
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RT @bkflea: SEAHOUSE: @KingBritt 8-11p + @OtherMusic Listening Hour for new @Franz_Ferdinand w $3 beers 6:30-8p. Thur, free. @Dominorecordc…
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Outsiders

We’ve seen some change

But we’re still outsiders

If everybody’s here

Then hell knows

We ride alone

 

I’ve seen some years

But you’re still my Caesar

With everything I feel

I feel you’ve already been here

 

The only difference is all I see is now all that I’ve seen

 

It’s bright on the outside

The bright love the dark side

I know it’s obvious

But sometimes

You just have to say it

So you don’t feel so weak

About being such a freak

Or alone

 

In seventeen years

Will you still be Camille

Lee Miller, Gala or whatever

You know what I mean, yeah

 

Love’ll die

Lovers fade

But you still remain there

Squeezing in your fingers

What it means for me to be

 

The only difference is what might be is now what might have been

 

When you saw me sleeping

You thought I was dreaming of you

I didn’t tell you

That the only dream

Is Valium for me

 

The only difference is that

 

What Might Be Is NOW

 

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RT @BBClamacqshow: From 4pm - @alkapranos & @B0bHardy join to chat through the new @Franz_Ferdinand album which we're playing in full today…
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Our website has been given a full make over. Head over for an exclusive video about the making of our new album http://t.co/E7jFttCzHt
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RT @BBC6Music: Shaun has an exclusive new track from @Franz_Ferdinand coming up shortly as part of the 6 Music Album Of The Day. Get thee t…
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RT @bcbradio: On Tuesday the #bradfordbap team will be interviewing Bob Hardy from the brilliant Franz Ferdinand. Tweet us the questions yo
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RT @alkapranos: Thank you #Lowlands festival. That was my favourite time we've played here. Amazing audience.
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RT @3voor12Int: @FFSpain Tonight 20:15 CET @3voor12 is streaming @Franz_Ferdinand's gig at the Lowlands festival in full live at http://t.c
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.@Pukkelpop, we love you, massive respect and thank you! Looking forward to coming back to Belgium! Xxx
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RT @BBC6Music: This Monday, hear the new @Franz_Ferdinand LP in its entirety & the band chat @BBClamacqshow from 4pm
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Nice effort. @MARVPAY: Failed Attempted @franz_ferdinand Selfie Photo Shoot! #selfie #wiwt #franzferdinand http://t.co/5pR6cIC419
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Wait til you see the next one. @katarinabuk: why do you shoot so weird videos???
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We're also happy to announce that Primitive Parts will be playing with us at Brixton Electric on Tuesday.
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We're very happy to say that @AmazingSnakes will be playing with us at the QM next Wednesday.
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It's FLICK not lick. @dissbitchhh: lick your cigarette and kisss me @Franz_Ferdinand
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RT @pitchforkmedia: Listen to Todd Terje's remix of Franz Ferdinand/Terje collaboration the North Sea's "Stand on the Horizon" http://t.co/
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RT @dinnerpartydnld: A Mexico theater sustained dance-related damage during a @Franz_Ferdinand concert. Solution: avoid venues w/ seats: ht
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RT @LazarusBadger: My review of @Franz_Ferdinand's new LP for @The405 http://t.co/eyUqlXUKfA
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RT @Dominorecordco: Right Action: Download a free 3 track live EP by @Franz_Ferdinand playing new tracks in the studio via @AmazonMusicUK h
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RT @gillianwallis1: @Franz_Ferdinand I have a spare ticket for your Glasgow show. Will sell at face value. Can you RT please?
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An excellent photo by areejmahmoud of some crowd surfers at our show this evening. @ Sziget Fesztivl http://t.co/iFPcWFyfHl
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Thank you Zsiget, you are always amazing. See you next time xxx
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Backstage at the Ziget Festival. http://t.co/zkoj2IUYWb
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RT @alkapranos: Now that's dedication! @crisreno Right tattoo http://t.co/PuzoQq1h5y
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Here's a photo from our Glasslands gig last night, by allanbenedict. http://t.co/gpTIItbqpR
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This 'listening party' at Glasslands in Brooklyn is really a gig. We're on at 22.15. Come along.
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Attention Los Angeles, mark your calendars, we're playing a special show on July 30th presented by @FYFFEST. Watch this space for details.
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RT @Soundcheck: Live in 15min: Hear @Franz_Ferdinand perform new songs in the Soundcheck studio. http://t.co/YxCgVJMiP1 Tune in!
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Playing live on the internet at 8pm EST! @LiveOnLetterman #liveonletterman Watch here http://t.co/MxbhilmhKi http://t.co/kx6T2YdxWg
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Backstage at Letterman for our gig on the Internet at 8pm EST. http://t.co/MxbhilmhKi http://t.co/zCMlNZJXxD
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Soundchecking for 'Live on Letterman' webcast tonight @ 8pm EST? Watch it here > http://t.co/MxbhilmhKi http://t.co/beuUlJcgeQ
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We'll be streaming a live Webcast from 'Live on Letterman' NYC at 8pm EST > http://t.co/MxbhilmhKi
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I think it's to stop touts. AK @_Sdonaldo: Why were tickets for QMU balloted, instead of just going on sale?
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@Rory_Phillips: Right thoughts, right words, wrong spelling. Unreleased 7" of remix I did for @franz_ferdinand 2006 http://t.co/l3yYIN9aWy
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Too right, Lexxo. @alkapranos: #ToddTerje #NorthSea https://t.co/lZp5CtjCgI Cheers, Terje. Sounding good.
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.@mjpardo it's a good song. B
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Congratulations #Scotland on winning the tennis.
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RT @thisisfakediy: Fancy seeing photos of @Franz_Ferdinand's tiny gig last night London? @cfaruolo was there, so we've got some here! http:
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A photo from last night by @mistermrbcooper. @ The Victoria http://t.co/F0JsLRE0R6
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RT @TomCitizenBurke: Franz down the pub. http://t.co/dgZRhBsbEW
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RT @HarpreetKhara: Average night out where @Beck @Franz_Ferdinand sing w/Jarvis Cocker and @cgainsbourg #songreader http://t.co/uRM4WUZXDh
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RT @HarpreetKhara: lol. @Franz_Ferdinand do the work, Jarvis flirts with Gainsbourg (who wouldn't). Lad. #songreader @ http://t.co/IMakGuU
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RT @1LIVE: Premiere! @Franz_Ferdinand mit "Love Illumination" #np
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RT @pitchforkmedia: Watch @beck, @Franz_Ferdinand, Jarvis Cocker, @cgainsbourg and more perform Song Reader live at London's Barbican http:
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@highfivenice: @TheDalstonVic is it just pay on be door for @Franz_Ferdinand tomorrow? Yes
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We're playing in London tomorrow evening. http://t.co/GPd8x0Qcb8
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RT @CelebBulletin: .@beck, Jarvis Cocker, @Franz_Ferdinand, @beth_orton and lots more perform #SongReader @BarbicanCentre today, 4Jul
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RT @JimGellatly: Podcast 240 feat @Franz_Ferdinand @ALAVANO @Myke_Black @CairnQuartet @giantfang @pridesband @trappedthesun @DARC_MUSIC @Ev
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