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Riff: Arctic Monkeys – “Mad Sounds”

Jun 18, 2013

You said you try sometimes/But you just can’t figure out what went wrong/But out of nowhere, somebody comes and hits you with an ooh la la la/ooh la la la/ooh la la la, ooh

from Mad Sounds lyrics by Arctic Monkeys

A Velvet homage to the same meditative love for the dancefloor Daft Punk just aced, those damn “ooh la la la”s – good luck when the church organ flows, and “out of nowhere,” Turner “comes and hits” ya with the jukebox swoon. These Monkeys, they’ve learned how to sweat in the arctic somehow; [LISTEN].

Riff by Gavin Paul

Gavin Paul is SONGLYRICS' resident Content Guru. Chicago-bred, New York-sculpted, his words and ideas have appeared in publications ranging from Spin and Rolling Stone to The Chicago Sun-Times and Arborist News.

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