Darts of Pleasure
Franz Ferdinand Lyrics


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You are the latest contender
You are the one to remember
You are the villain who sends her
Light or dark, fantastic passion

I know that you will surrender
I know that you will surrender
I want this fantastic passion
We'll have fantastic passion

You can feel my lips undress your eyes
Undress your eyes, undress your eyes
Words of love and words so leisured
Words of poisoned darts of pleasure
Died, and so you died

You are the latest adventure
You're an emotion avenger
You are the devil that sells her
Light or dark, fantastic passion

I know that you will surrender
I know that you will surrender
I want this fantastic passion
We'll have fantastic passion

You can feel my lips undress your eyes
Undress your eyes, undress your eyes
Skin can feel my lips they tingle, tense anticipation
This one is an easy one, feel the word and melt upon it
Words of love and words so leisured
Words of poisoned darts of pleasure
Died and so you died

Ich heisse Superfantastisch
Ich trinke Schampus mit Lachsfisch
Ich heisse Superfantastisch
Ich heisse Superfantastisch
Ich trinke Schampus mit Lachsfisch
Ich heisse Superfantastisch
Ich heisse Superfantastisch




Ich trinke Schampus mit Lachsfisch
Ich heisse Superfantastisch

Overall Meaning

The lyrics to Franz Ferdinand's song Darts of Pleasure depict a seductive and intoxicating encounter between two individuals. The singer describes their partner as the latest contender, adventure, villain and devil, who sends light or dark fantastic passion. The repetition of the phrase "I know that you will surrender" suggests a sense of confidence and control over the situation. The singer's words and actions undress their partner's eyes and bring them to a state of tension and anticipation. However, amidst this passionate encounter, the lyrics also contain a darker undertone with the phrase "Words of poisoned darts of pleasure/Died, and so you died." This line can be interpreted as a warning of the potential harm that can come from giving in to one's desires and surrendering completely to another person.


Overall, the lyrics can be read as an exploration of the power dynamics and risks involved in intimate relationships, particularly in the context of a one-night stand or casual encounter. The use of sensual language and repetition of certain phrases creates a sense of hypnotic allure, drawing the listener in and immersing them in the seduction.


Line by Line Meaning

You are the latest contender
You are the most recent challenger or competitor


You are the one to remember
You are the one who will leave a lasting memory


You are the villain who sends her
You are the antagonist who influences or controls her


Light or dark, fantastic passion
Our passion can be both good and bad, but it will be amazing either way


I know that you will surrender
I am confident that you will give in to me


I want this fantastic passion
I desire this incredible and exciting passion with you


We'll have fantastic passion
Together, we will experience an extraordinary and thrilling passion


You can feel my lips undress your eyes
You can sense my kisses removing the layers from your eyes


Words of love and words so leisured
I speak words of affection and relaxation to you


Words of poisoned darts of pleasure
My words can intoxicate and harm you with pleasure


Died, and so you died
You succumbed to the effects of my poisonous, pleasurable words


You are the latest adventure
You are the most recent exciting experience


You're an emotion avenger
You seek to retaliate against past emotional harm


You are the devil that sells her
You are the deceitful one who convinces and sells her on something


Skin can feel my lips they tingle, tense anticipation
My lips create a tingling sensation on your skin and build up suspense and excitement


This one is an easy one, feel the word and melt upon it
This is a simple one, just let yourself feel and enjoy it


Ich heisse Superfantastisch
I am called Superfantastic


Ich trinke Schampus mit Lachsfisch
I drink champagne with salmon


Ich heisse Superfantastisch
I am called Superfantastic (repeated)


Ich heisse Superfantastisch
I am called Superfantastic (repeated)


Ich trinke Schampus mit Lachsfisch
I drink champagne with salmon (repeated)


Ich heisse Superfantastisch
I am called Superfantastic (repeated)


Ich heisse Superfantastisch
I am called Superfantastic (repeated)


Ich trinke Schampus mit Lachsfisch
I drink champagne with salmon (repeated)




Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Alexander Paul Kapranos Huntley, Nicholas John McCarthy, Paul Robert Thompson, Robert Hardy

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

@vicentemorales2533

You are the latest contender
You are the one to remember
You are the villain who sends her
Light or dark, fantastic passion
I know that you will surrender
I know that you will surrender
I want this fantastic passion
We'll have fantastic passion

You can feel my lips undress your eyes
Undress your eyes, undress your eyes
Words of love and words so leisured
Words of poisoned darts of pleasure
Died, and so you died

You are the latest adventure
You're an emotion avenger
You are the devil that sells her
Light or dark, fantastic passion

I know that you will surrender
I know that you will surrender
I want this fantastic passion
We'll have fantastic passion

You can feel my lips undress your eyes
Undress your eyes, undress your eyes
Skin can feel my lips they tingle, tense anticipation
This one is an easy one, feel the word and melt upon it
Words of love and words so leisured
Words of poisoned darts of pleasure
Died and so you died

Ich heisse Superfantastisch!
Ich trinke Schampus mit Lachsfisch!
Ich heisse Su-per-fan-tas-tisch!



All comments from YouTube:

@shidbot123

108 years ago and still hits hard

@sufferfromglory1532

I'd say the same about your profile pic

@shidbot123

Is that an insult

@sufferfromglory1532

@@shidbot123 no.

@shidbot123

Ok

@Mclarenboy100

"Darts of Pleasure Music Video",aka "Life inside Alex Kapranos' Mouth"

@juskahusk2247

"Being Alex Kapranos"

@juskahusk2247

"Alex Kapranoception"

@juskahusk2247

"Life of Pie"

@SuperCirclejerks

These guys have such an amazing sound. You can never get enough. Never gets old.

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