Knock a Door Run
Arctic Monkeys Lyrics


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Watch me... watch me go
Well I'm struttin' up ever so slow
And now sting me... get in the groove
Cause they're bangin' on the door
Yes they're hard and they'll make a move

We're wakin' up those sleepers
You know we're so mischievous
Just what you'll do to keep us entertained
We're wakin' up those sleepers
You know we're so mischievous
Just what you'll do to keep us entertained

(Knock, run)
She's got you up and she's run, run, runnin' away
(Knock, run)
You're knockin' first if you think that you're comin' to play

And I don't mind
Cause all the time you're talkin' at me
No I don't mind at all

Oh well cap-guns and polystyrene planes
Well I'm buyin' penny bubblies with my change
Cause sting me... get in the groove
Cause they're bangin' on the door
Yes they're hard and they'll make a move

We're wakin' up those sleepers
You know we're so mischievous
Just what you'll do to keep us entertained
Oh well now she says she's goin'
That she's got the towel to throw in
Was just about to blow him and run away!

(Knock, run)
She's got you up and she's run, run, runnin' away
(Knock, run)
You're knockin' first if you think that you're comin' to play

And I don't mind




Cause all the time you're talkin' at me
Well I don't mind at all... no

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Arctic Monkeys’ song “Knock a Door Run” are about a group of mischief-makers who are waking up their neighbors by knocking on their doors and running away. The singer describes the thrill of this prank and the entertainment it provides them. They are having a good time at the expense of others and they are not bothered by the consequences of their actions.


The chorus of the song includes the phrase “We’re waking up those sleepers, you know we’re so mischievous, just what you’ll do to keep us entertained”. This suggests that the pranksters are not content with merely waking up their neighbors, but they also want to see how their neighbors will react to the prank. The lyrics also depict the singer purchasing cheap items like penny bubbles with their change, further emphasizing their juvenile mindset.


Line by Line Meaning

Watch me... watch me go
I am confident and ready to take action. Watch me as I do what I need to do.


Well I'm struttin' up ever so slow
I am walking at a slow pace but with a confident stride, knowing that I'm about to do something mischievous and daring.


And now sting me... get in the groove
I'm ready to get hyped up and energized for what's about to happen. Let's get in the mood for some fun and chaos.


Cause they're bangin' on the door
Our target is behind that door, and they are impatient and eager for us to come in and play our game.


Yes they're hard and they'll make a move
Our target is strong and will try to fight back, but we are prepared for whatever happens.


We're wakin' up those sleepers
We are causing a disturbance and waking up people who were previously unaware or indifferent to our presence.


You know we're so mischievous
Our intent is not to harm anyone, but to cause chaos and enjoyment for ourselves and those around us.


Just what you'll do to keep us entertained
We are always seeking fun and entertainment, and we are curious to see what actions others will take in response to our mischief.


(Knock, run) She's got you up and she's run, run, runnin' away
We knock on someone's door and run away, and the person inside is now in pursuit of us, trying to catch us.


(Knock, run) You're knockin' first if you think that you're comin' to play
If someone wants to join our game, they have to knock first and take the same risk we took.


And I don't mind Cause all the time you're talkin' at me
I am not bothered by people yelling or talking to me, since I am focused on my own goals and actions.


Oh well cap-guns and polystyrene planes Well I'm buyin' penny bubblies with my change
I am reminiscing about childhood toys like cap-guns and planes, and now I am buying bubble bottles with my money for more childish enjoyment.


Well now she says she's goin' That she's got the towel to throw in Was just about to blow him and run away!
Someone is giving up and leaving the game because they can't keep up with our energy and excitement. They were just about to make a move and then retreat quickly.


Well I don't mind at all... no
I am not discouraged by setbacks or changes in the game, since I am always prepared for new opportunities and challenges.




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Carlos Sebastian

Lyrics:


Watch me...watch me go
Well I'm struttin' up ever so slow
And now sting me...get in the groove
Cause they're bangin' on the door
Yes they're hard and they'll make a move

We're wakin' up those sleepers You know we're so mischievous
Just what you'll do to keep us entertained
We're wakin' up those sleepers
You know we're so mischievous
Just what you'll do to keep us entertained

(Knock! Run!)
She's got you up and she's run, run, runnin' away
(Knock! Run!)
You're knockin' first if you think that you're comin' to play

And I don't mind
Cause all the time you're talkin' at me
No I don't mind at all

Oh well cap-guns and polystyrene planes
Well I'm buyin' penny bubblies with my change
Cause sting me...get in the groove
Cause they're bangin' on the door
Yes they're hard and they'll make a move

We're wakin' up those sleepers
You know we're so mischievous
Just what you'll do to keep us entertained
Oh well now she says she's goin'
That she's got the towel to throw in
Was just about to blow him and run away!

(Knock! Run!)
She's got you up and she's run, run, runnin' away
(Knock! Run!)
You're knockin' first if you think that you're comin' to play

And I don't mind
Cause all the time you're talkin' at me
Well I don't mind at all...No.



Hadas Gayer

Watch me... watch me go
Well I'm struttin' up ever so slow
And now sting me... get in the groove
Cause they're bangin' on the door
Yes they're hard and they'll make a move

We're wakin' up those sleepers
You know we're so mischievous
Just what you'll do to keep us entertained
We're wakin' up those sleepers
You know we're so mischievous
Just what you'll do to keep us entertained

(Knock, run)
She's got you up and she's run, run, runnin' away
(Knock, run)
You're knockin' first if you think that you're comin' to play

And I don't mind
Cause all the time you're talkin' at me
No I don't mind at all

Oh well cap-guns and polystyrene planes
Well I'm buyin' penny bubblies with my change
Cause sting me... get in the groove
Cause they're bangin' on the door
Yes they're hard and they'll make a move

We're wakin' up those sleepers
You know we're so mischievous
Just what you'll do to keep us entertained
Oh well now she says she's goin'
That she's got the towel to throw in
Was just about to blow him and run away!

(Knock, run)
She's got you up and she's run, run, runnin' away
(Knock, run)
You're knockin' first if you think that you're comin' to play

And I don't mind
Cause all the time you're talkin' at me
Well I don't mind at all... no



Luli Nardini

Letra en español
Mírame ... mírame ir
Bueno, me estoy pavoneando muy lento
Y ahora párame ... ponte al día
Porque están golpeando la puerta
Sí, son duros y harán un movimiento

Estamos levantando esos durmientes. Sabes que somos muy traviesos
Justo lo que harás para mantenernos entretenidos
Estamos levantando esos durmientes
Sabes que somos muy traviesos
Justo lo que harás para mantenernos entretenidos

(¡Knock! ¡Corre!)
Ella te levantó y ella corrió, corrió, se fue corriendo
(¡Knock! ¡Corre!)
Estás golpeando primero si crees que vas a jugar

Y no me importa
Porque todo el tiempo me estás hablando
No, no me importa para nada

Oh, bien, pistolas de cañón y aviones de poliestireno
Bueno, estoy comprando penny bubblies con mi cambio
Porque me pican ... entren en el surco
Porque están golpeando la puerta
Sí, son duros y harán un movimiento

Estamos levantando esos durmientes
Sabes que somos muy traviesos
Justo lo que harás para mantenernos entretenidos
Oh, bueno, ahora ella dice que va a ir
Que ella tiene la toalla para tirar
¡Estaba a punto de volarlo y escapar!

(¡Knock! ¡Corre!)
Ella te levantó y ella corrió, corrió, se fue corriendo
(¡Knock! ¡Corre!)
Estás golpeando primero si crees que vas a jugar

Y no me importa
Porque todo el tiempo me estás hablando
Bueno, no me importa en absoluto ... No



嗯嗯嗯

Watch me... watch me go 
Well I'm struttin' up ever so slow 
And now sting me... get in the groove 
Cause they're bangin' on the door 
Yes they're hard and they'll make a move 

We're wakin' up those sleepers 
You know we're so mischievous 
Just what you'll do to keep us entertained 
We're wakin' up those sleepers 
You know we're so mischievous 
Just what you'll do to keep us entertained 

(Knock, run) 
She's got you up and she's run, run, runnin' away 
(Knock, run) 
You're knockin' first if you think that you're comin' to play 

And I don't mind 
Cause all the time you're talkin' at me 
No I don't mind at all 

Oh well cap-guns and polystyrene planes 
Well I'm buyin' penny bubblies with my change 
Cause sting me... get in the groove 
Cause they're bangin' on the door 
Yes they're hard and they'll make a move 

We're wakin' up those sleepers 
You know we're so mischievous 
Just what you'll do to keep us entertained 
Oh well now she says she's goin' 
That she's got the towel to throw in 
Was just about to blow him and run away! 

(Knock, run) 
She's got you up and she's run, run, runnin' away 
(Knock, run) 
You're knockin' first if you think that you're comin' to play 

And I don't mind 
Cause all the time you're talkin' at me 
Well I don't mind at all... no



All comments from YouTube:

Random viewer

i’m listening to all their unreleased songs and i’m realising just how many amazing songs they have! I WISH THEY RELEASED THISS..

Asteria Mae

This song deserves way more recognition/credit than it gets

Chelsea Paul 1905

As do all the Arctics early songs.... Love the name btw

Luke Belshaw

This is the first song I heard from Arctic Monkeys, I’ve finally know literally every song from them by heart which is an achievement for me haha, this song brings back memories

Nast

Man I wish I could have been part of their come up in 2005, hearing all the new songs on my space

mallory

i fucking love his voice so much in this song, the little moans he does when he's kind of slurring his words are so endearing and fun, love the less polished feel of the way the vocals were recorded here

rileigh anne

love ur profile pic :)

3ys Zulkifli

Carlos Sebastian

Lyrics:


Watch me...watch me go
Well I'm struttin' up ever so slow
And now sting me...get in the groove
Cause they're bangin' on the door
Yes they're hard and they'll make a move

We're wakin' up those sleepers You know we're so mischievous
Just what you'll do to keep us entertained
We're wakin' up those sleepers
You know we're so mischievous
Just what you'll do to keep us entertained

(Knock! Run!)
She's got you up and she's run, run, runnin' away
(Knock! Run!)
You're knockin' first if you think that you're comin' to play

And I don't mind
Cause all the time you're talkin' at me
No I don't mind at all

Oh well cap-guns and polystyrene planes
Well I'm buyin' penny bubblies with my change
Cause sting me...get in the groove
Cause they're bangin' on the door
Yes they're hard and they'll make a move

We're wakin' up those sleepers
You know we're so mischievous
Just what you'll do to keep us entertained
Oh well now she says she's goin'
That she's got the towel to throw in
Was just about to blow him and run away!

(Knock! Run!)
She's got you up and she's run, run, runnin' away
(Knock! Run!)
You're knockin' first if you think that you're comin' to play

And I don't mind
Cause all the time you're talkin' at me
Well I don't mind at all...No.

PowD Joke

I had never heard this song before but it's already one of my favourites of these "Sheffield's Boy". Amazing song !

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