Imagine if Romeo had said to Juliet “wyd” or “u up?” … Long gone are the days of poetic courtship. In the digital age in a generation of text speak (remember, back in the day when every text of 140 characters cost money?) romance seems as alive as all of Ghostface’s victims.
But although we’re stuck in a vicious cycle of quick hook-ups and ghosting, dreamboat Alex Turner of the Arctic Monkeys is always just a play button away from inspiring you to be a little more expressive with your feelings. And whether it’s pure rock’n’roll oozing out of 2013’s AM or the cheeky nature of 2009’s Humbug, every Arctic Monkeys album has a stunner to offer.
We’ve collated our favourite lines that we sure wouldn’t mind seeing pop up as a text message or opening line on Tinder (hint, hint).
If you like your coffee hot, let me be your coffee pot
I’d probably still adore you with your hands around my neck
Her lips are like a the galaxy’s edge
It’s not like I’m falling in love, I just want you to do me no good, and you look like you could
Once again I was just dreaming of bumping into you
I thought you might be mine in a small world on an exceptionally rainy Tuesday night in the right place and time
My days end best when the sunset gets itself behind that little lady sitting on the passenger side its much less picturesque without her catching the light, the horizon tries but it’s just not as kind on the eyes
She’s a silver lining, lone ranger riding through an open space. In my mind when she’s not right there beside me, I go crazy.
With the exception of you, I dislike everyone in the room.
There’s this tune that makes me think of you somehow and I play it on repeat… until I fall asleep
And if you just want to feel a little less end-of-days romantically, put this one full volume and full screen and five into the iconic AM era Arctic Monkeys and pretend to be Arabella.