Piledriver Waltz
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I etched the face of a stopwatch
On the back of a raindrop
And did a swap for the sand in an hourglass

I heard an unhappy ending
It sort of sounds like you leaving
I heard the piledriver waltz
It woke me up this morning

You look like you've been for breakfast
At the Heartbreak hotel
And sat in the back booth
By the pamphlets and the literature
On how to lose
Your waitress was miserable
And so was your food
If you're gonna try and walk on water
Make sure you wear your comfortable shoes

Mysteries flashing amber
Go green when you answer
But the red on the rest of the questionnaire
Never changes

I heard the news that you're planning
To shoot me out of a cannon
I heard the piledriver waltz
It woke me up this morning

You look like you've been for breakfast
At the Heartbreak hotel
And sat in the back booth
By the pamphlets and the literature
On how to lose
Your waitress was miserable
And so was your food
If you're gonna try and walk on water
Make sure you wear your comfortable shoes

Ohh, piledriver

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"This one is on the Submarine soundtrack although I didn't write it specifically for that. I had a couple of things lying around that were too quiet to be Monkeys tunes – well, that's what I thought, anyway. So I said, what about these and Richard Ayoade liked them. But then we were putting this together and I really thought it might fit in with 'Thunderstorms' and 'Suck It And See'. So we thought why not just do another version [recorded with the full band] because the one on Submarine is just me and James, he played drums and there's some strings and stuff on it. I think doing that Submarine album did lead me into some of the songs on this album too." - Alex Turner

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