When the Sun Goes Down
Arctic Monkeys Lyrics


I said, who's that girl there?
I wonder what went wrong so that she had to roam the streets
She don't do major credit cards, I doubt she does receipts
It's all not quite legitimate
And what a scummy man
Just give him half a chance, I bet he'll rob you if he can
Can see it in his eyes, yeah, that he's got a driving ban
Among some other offences
And I've seen him with girls of the night
And he told Roxanne to put on her red light
They're all infected but he'll be alright
'Cause he's a scumbag, don't you know?
I said, he's a scumbag, don't you know?

Although you're trying not to listen
Avert your eyes and staring at the ground
She makes a subtle proposition
I'm sorry, love, I'll have to turn you down
And oh, he must be up to summat
What are the chances? Sure it's more than likely
I've got a feeling in my stomach
And start to wonder what his story might be
What his story might be, yeah

'Cause they said it changes when the sun goes down
Yeah, they said it changes when the sun goes down
And they said it changes when the sun goes down
Around here
Around here, oh

Look, here comes a Ford Mondeo
Isn't he Mister Inconspicuous?
And he don't even have to say owt
She's in the stance ready to get picked up
Bet she's delighted when she sees him
Pullin' in and givin' her the eye
Because she must be fuckin' freezin'
Scantily-clad beneath the clear night sky
It don't stop in the winter, no

And they said it changes when the sun goes down
Yeah, they said it changes when the sun goes down
And they said it changes when the sun goes down
Around here
Well, they said it changes when the sun goes down
Over the river going out of town
And they said it changes when the sun goes down
Around here
Around here, oh

And what a scummy man
Just give him half a chance, I bet he'll rob you if he can
Can see it in his eyes, yeah, that he's got a nasty plan
I hope you're not involved at all

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Written by: Alex Turner

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robin

DAMNNN THEY ARE GOOD GOOD

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William Duncan

The intro is JUST GREAT. Here are some timestamps to perfectly illustrate the lyrics:
0:17 "She don't do major credit cards"
Him: Hi, can I pay with a visa?
She: (you can see her frown right before the scene is changed)
0:27 "Just give him half a chance"
Him: Begging
Her: Ok, ok, ok, fine!
0:29 "I bet he'll rob you if he can"
Him: "Oh, let me just take that, you're not eating it are you?"
Her face: SCUMBAG
0:34 "He's got a driving ban"
Him: (no comment needed. if you're not from the UK, you probably didn't see he's driving [driver sits on the right side])
0:44 "And he told Roxanne to put on her red light"
Him: Hey Roxanne, put on your red light.
0:49 "They're all infected"
She: (seems quite sick)
0:57 Alex: "I SAID HE'S A SCUMBAG DON'T YOU KNOW"



Wildlands

This song is already very hard for me as a survivor of child sexual exploitation and many forms of abuse. But seeing a girl business kills me.
That man for me was my Dad. This song and The A Team by Ed Sheeran being back memories of growing up so fast, being hurt so bad.
I lost the love of my life because of my abusers, I'm sorry my love. I miss him, we loved listening to arctic monkeys and breaking of breaking free. I'm sorry our "honeymoon" was so short baby, I'm still waiting.

I didn't exist, as a child. Barely even a birth certificate, I'm pretty sure it's fake.i existed to be hurt, listen, qnd be quiet. Anybody who tried to help got hurt, and not mamy even said anything to me.

Men (and some women) with that level of power hungry aggresaion just wanted to prey on me.

The way she talks at the start, always makes me think of my old, bald, red faces angey dad, and how I would sweet talk him and try and make him happy.
Even with my body, because being hurt was the alternative.

There's millions of us, the lonely and the broken. Stay alive to tell the tale. Be strong 🖤



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Leon

Don’t worry you’re not the the only one listening to this masterpiece in 2021

Kristine King

Yay

schnookieshull. Hull

Timeless this song..

xTz Goat

✨💯

Rendall J.

I think, that's masterpiece living forever. Nevermind, what year now

The Names Bananas

U too

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Kirk Wolfe

The girl is Lauren Socha, and she had only 15 yrs old when they produced the videoclip, but the clothing, lighting and her expression made me think that she appeared to have at least 30 in the clip. And the man, Stephen Graham, actually had 33 yrs old. Doubling her age. This clip is also related to the short movie Scummy Man, from 2006, clearly inspired by Arctic Monkeys song and it's a good complement if you're really want to see how influential this album was at the peak of the 2000s indie wave.

Nick Berry

Classy.

Charlene

No her brother is Michael 🤦🏻‍♀️ His son is my daughters cousin

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