The Hellcat Spangled Shalalala
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Just when things are getting complicated
In the eye of the storm
She flicks a red hot revelation
Off the tip of her tongue
It does a dozen somersaults
And leaves you supercharged
Makes me wanna blow the candles out
Just to see if you glow in the dark

Shalalala
Shalalala
Shalalala
Shalalala

Home sweet home
Home sweet home
Home sweet booby trap
I took the batteries out my mysticism
And put them in my thinking cap
She's got a telescopic hallelujah
Hanging up on the wall
For when it gets too complicated
In the eye of the storm

Shalalala
Shalalala
Shalalala
Shalalala

And in a hellcat-spangled cavern
When your judgment's on the run
And you're acting like a stranger
'Cause you thought it looked like fun
And did you ever get the feeling
That these are things she's said before?
Her steady hands may well have done
The devil's pedicure
What you waiting for?
Sing another f*cking...

Shalalala
Shalalala
Shalalala
Shalalala

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"There's always a load of words in our tunes, isn't there. And I was trying to think of a way of being a bit more economical, so we thought the one way of doing that is having really simple choruses but quite complicated verses lyrically – and that were one of them. I mean it's based on a place that I've been but I don't necessarily want that to be what the listener associates it with. 'Cause maybe they can relate it to a place they've been. I don't want to ruin that by giving them a map. Some great harmonies on this song too. Producer James Ford's favourite bit of this record is on that song. It goes "uh-oh-uh-oh-wo". Maybe it's because it sounds like the Klaxons. I always think he prefers them to us." - Alex Turner

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