Now I’m All Over The Shop

Sometimes you just come across a song that is so perfectly composed, so exquisitely catchy, so… just… everything, that you can play it 20 times in a row and still want more. Recent examples for me would be The Postal Service’s “Such Great Heights,” Bloc Party’s “Banquet,” Feist’s “Mushaboom,” The Black Keys’s “10 A.M. Automatic,” and Pearl Jam’s “World Wide Suicide.” If you are missing any of those songs, I cannot stress how much better your life would be if you got ahold of them.

Over the past couple weeks, another one has caught on with me – Maximo Park’s “Now I’m All Over the Shop.” This is one of those off kilter, breakup songs that leave just enough open that 75% of people going through a breakup will say it’s totally about them. But it makes you feel good.

So, get a copy and sing along:

If you’re gonna talk about the things I need,
Then you’re gonna have to find out what they are,
You remind me of a time when I was boring,
I recall a time when you could slip your noose

I wash my hands of you,
my feet won’t hit the ground,
I often ask of myself,
When am I gonna learn,
I know you’ll be content,
In the right line of employment

I never held you, you never hold me,
Its happening all over again,
I try and tempt you, you say I’m deluded,
When will this foolishness cease

Everytime I see you I start choking,
I prefer to keep my eyes wide open,
Ballerina poses get you nowhere,
Patience is a virtue when you’re near me

I wash my hands of you,
my feet won’t hit the ground,
I often ask of myself,
When am I gonna learn,
I know you’ll be content,
In the right line of employment

I never held you, you never hold me,
It’s happening all over again,
I try and tempt you, you say I’m deluded,
When will this foolishness cease

I know that you’ll be content,
In the right line of employment,
I know you’ll be fine, you’ll be fine (in the right line)
You’ll be fine, you’ll be fine (in the right line)
I know you’ll be fine,
Now that you’re not mine

I never held you, you never hold me,
It’s happening all over again,
I try to tempt you, You say im deluded,
When will this foolishness cease,
I attempted to snare you with old fashioned manners,
But patience was never my thing,
I said you were special, you know that I meant it,
Now im all over the shop

If you carry on like that you’ll never make it,
If you cary on like me you’ll never make it,
You’ll never make it

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