Kings of Leon: Arizona

The Kings of Leon from Tennessee are three brothers and their cousin who have hit the big time, especially in the UK. Arizona recorded at the Hammersmith Apollo comes closest to their Southern roots. It tells a story about meeting a girl, picking a fight with her date, ending up in bad shape and “too drunk to remember” – and getting the girl. The Kings of Leon claim that their music is influenced equally by their religious upbringing and Jack Daniel’s.

Got the lyrics figured out:

That taste
All I ever needed
All I ever wanted
Too dumb to surrender

She shakes
Like the morning railway
Ch-ch-checking me out
With someone on her shoulder

And a lamp
Flickers in her bedroom
She must feel it’s awkward
Whorehouse Arizona

I go
Stand up to a giant
Say that I’m a fighter
Too drunk to remember
Too drunk to…

Shake hands…
My face
Is laying on the pavement
Tasting something awful
I hate when that happens

She waits
Thinking that it’s sexy
She must be plum crazy
I kinda think I like her
I kinda think I do

learning english with songs :-) englischlernen mit liedern

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Anne

Teaching English for business communication skills, writing online for learners, translating, sailing whenever I can, from Washington, D.C.

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