4,000,000 Telephones


1. Big House

Crawling in the car park
Crawling on your back side
Crawling in the French people
I went to school in France
I died for my country,
I'd like to think that I'm a war hero
Crawling in the ground, crawling in the floor
I want to suck you dry, I want to suck you dry

I want to drive myself
I want to be rich
I want a steady job
I want three piece suit
I want a HP washing machine
There's some people outside,
Girls and boys and the big house, big house
I want to suck you dry, I want to suck you dry

Have my dinner, wash my hands
I'm going abroad
When I'm 50
Trouble is I'm too old to enjoy myself
I want to spend the night
Or the rest of my life
With you
Living in a big house, living in a big house
I want to suck you dry, I want to suck you dry

Words: Carl
Music: 4,000,000 Telephones


2. Cereal Commercial

You get the feeling
You're in a room
Somewhere with someone
They may be talking to you
They may be on the other side (of the room)
You may be sitting next to them
May be not looking
May be looking at the person
May be you say something
Not listening before
May be suddenly say yes
No, maybe you say
Yes yes
Not say
Just think
Thinking, not listening
Listen again over
Make a new start on something old

Sound like breakfast
Cereal commercial
Sorry, I mean advert
Cereal commercial
Sound better somehow

There's this goddamnedamerciantalkingzesh
(trailing me)
I mean following me
I mean following me

Sweat
Smile
Blink
Look around
Look down
Getting nervous
Getting hotter

Don't put things behind your ears
It's the avoidance of pain
Things might get in your ears
You have to make the concession
Look for the lock
This expectation of a pain free life
Just light the doorway to the saferoom
A reversible commodity getting cheaper all the time
Don't push the ball under the water
I don't need to answer your questions again
I'd like to make a concession
Sorry did I say concession
Your locked doors, hinges speaking
I mean confession

Balls up
Red
Now
Bounce
Flatten

Words: Malcolm Tent
Music: 4,000,000 Telephones


3. Dangerous Man

Ronnie,
I don't feel safe when you're around
Cruising around with a credit card
Dangerous man, dangerous man

Public enemy number one
Radio two sincere
Dangerous man, dangerous man
American actor acting the fool
Dangerous fool, dangerous fool

Don't fish in your pocket
And draw on your credit
Or we'll be dying for you

American 1984
Grecian 2000
Dangerous man, dangerous man

Arouser of sentiment
Patriot proud
Shrivelled old prune, shrivelled old prune

Dangerous man, dangerous man

Words: Eg
Music: 4,000,000 Telephones


4. Stop

It feel as if
Can't really say
Not so you'd notice
A sort of... locked into
You know I could've
I felt as if
You weren't there
See you again
Locked into

Stop

No longer
Already
Locked into
Stop

Its name implies
Faced with that
It's always raining
You never know
It's as though
Tracing backwards
I'd like to see
The possibility
Now who do I see
See you again
Locked into

Stop

No longer
Already
Locked into
Stop

It's late
You needn't
Straight on
Agree to give
What, here again
It's beyond belief
A slight presence
No not that
Rather lifeless
The need to order
See you again
Locked into

Stop

No longer
Already
Locked into
Stop

No longer
Already
Locked into
Stop
Stop
It's like
The need to
You want to
The need to order
Stop

Words: Malcolm Tent
Music: 4,000,000 Telephones


5. Salt

Got a mouthful of salt
I saw it
Thought it was
Going to be coconut
Or something sweet

I groped for a handful
Stuffed it into my mouth
It fell out of my mouth

I scooped it up
From my hands
Between my fingers
It was salt

My ears ached
My eyes ran
My glands stung
A powerless spit

And you know
Ladies and gentlemen
Life's like that sometimes

One thing explicitly
Compared to another
Like when your head aches
It's like 2 inch diameter
Ball bearings
Rolling about inside your head
It's like when you're fucking sick
It's like when you're
Weak as like shit
Like run away
Like hide

Smile
Storytime

Words: Malcolm Tent
Music: 4,000,000 Telephones


6. Safe

Life lives
Love life
You lift
I flit
Flatter yourself
I'm flat
Your flat
My house
This horse
I ride
You're rude
We've rowed
In rows
Roll out
Reel in
Real time
Unreal crime
Unveil mine
Mine shaft
You shift
Thou shalt
Eat salt
Get soft
Go sift
Go swift
Feel stiff
You're different
I'm decadent
Your dead cat
Fears death
Death dies

The car drives itself
He's just a passenger
In his own car
Plane touch down
Black tyre smoke
Hostess shoe
Hostess scream
Razor bleed
Razor blade
The things you said
The games you played
Radio mast
Tornado twist
Radar spins
Radar falls
Dust a broken plate
Sex or genes

He's just a passenger
In his own car
It is the longest car
And it drives itself

Autodestructive
Autodestructive

Words: Malcolm Tent and Eg
4,000,000 Telephones


7. Do That

We're not saying it's right or it's wrong
Do that, do that

And the money, well that's alright
The money, well take it or leave it
You're learning we're not going to leave you alone
There's always a place to stay if you don't feel so well
Do that, do that
You're learning that there's always somebody
ready to take you around
And around
Silk and your body are all that I need
And the money, well that's alright
The money, well take it or leave it
The words you say are the kind of things that we pay for
They mean nothing but they feel so good to me
Leaning with my head against your wall
You come to me like water
Do that, do that
Do that, do that

Words: Richard
Music: 4,000,000 Telephones


8. Horses

It's a warning to you, you've got to have fun
You paid your way in, there's no time to waste
Join the happy hour, you've paid and you've lost
But remember, don't fall asleep and be left behind

Don't act heavy, don't act the goat,
Don't have children, you've been warned
Don't talk to horses, don't talk to horses

Say, say HELLO to all those silly ways
After all, he was the fool in the football shorts
Don't disturb, or don't have anything to do with the horse's mouth

Well it's a warning to you, you've got to have fun
You paid your way in, there's no time to waste

Don't act heavy, don't act the goat,
Don't have children, you've been warned
Don't talk to horses, don't talk to horses

Cat, dog, sheep, pig, horse

Words: Carl
Music: 4,000,000 Telephones


9. We're Not Coming Out

Music: Jack Rabelais