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"Well I only brought 3, what you lookin' at me for?"
She's dressed in white and putting off crying.

"Well you're the best man, so what's the plan?
Why don't you talk to Matty about it?"

I said, "I only brought 3 like I told you...

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    anonymous
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    Aug 4th, 2014 8:08am report


    People previously have said that matty is who the singer is trying to fight, however, Matty is actually the singer of the band, the 1975, so he is referring to himself.
    here goes:
    Setting is a wedding.
    "I only brought three what you looking at me for?": He only brought 3 "doses" or whatever you want to call it of whatever drug he's chosen
    "She's dressed in white and putting off crying": The bride is trying not to cry because something has gone wrong at the wedding, later revealed to be Matty, the speaker himself.
    "well you're the best man so whats the plan, why don't you talk to Matty about it?": Someone is telling the best man to try to fix the situation, probably to try to get Matty to leave.
    Then Matty repeats, when confronted, that "i only brought 3 like I told you before, you're gonna have to ask about." Presumably in the fucked up state he is in, he thinks that they are asking him to share, and he's telling them to go ask someone else.
    "Free bar, thats the point, spilling amarreto cuz of previous joints" Now we know he is not only high, but also stoned and drunk.
    "I'm sitting with a girl, fortunate placing": He thinks the girl he is with is attractive, and that he thinks he might "get lucky" if you will.
    "Preceding Railing racket off a porcelain basin" "railing racket is snorting lines of coke, so he is saying that he and the girl he was sitting with did lines of coke off of a toilet in the bathroom.
    "Who's he? Giving it the lips?
    I've never seen him knockin' about.
    He looks just like me, but 6 foot 3,
    So I reckon you could knock him out." This is the speaker, Matty, giving himself a pep talk, or rationalizing weather or not its a good idea to get into a fight with a man who is being rude to him.
    Now comes my favorite part when Matty stands up and says
    "Well i think ill say a couple of words if you don't mind" He's decided to give a speech at the wedding.
    "I never really got on with your bird the first time
    I met her out dressed in nowt, telling everybody you were shagging about": He is now addressing the groom, and announces that he had an affair with the bride at some point by telling her and everyone else that the groom was cheating anyways, so she might as well also.
    "Well, who's this going for a kiss,
    I'm probably gonna yosh in your mouth"
    Now he is in the worst stage yet in terms of how fucked up he is, and someone that he is no longer able to recognize is trying to get it on with him, and he simply says, i am probably going to vomit into your mouth.
    "Because its five past three, i can hardly see, I'm on the verge of passing out."
    It is unclear if it is five past three in the morning or afternoon, but either way, Matty is gone, and he knows it.



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    anonymous
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    Nov 21st, 2017 11:24pm report


    Matty healy got stoned, went to a wedding, brought 3 doses of whatever, got drunk, did cocaine with the girl sitting next to him, the best man starts talkin to him, matty makes an announcement that both the bride and groom were cheating, someone else starts talking to him, so he picks a fight with them, some girl tries to kiss him at some point, he nearly vomits in her mouth, and he passes out at like 3am. Its a ballad.



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    anonymous
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    Apr 24th, 2017 4:21pm report


    I like the instrumental. It's chill. The lyrics are just a bunch of words put together. Have any of you actually listened to the song? Herjeet



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    anonymous
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    Jan 17th, 2017 1:22am report


    I always felt it was about someone going to a wedding of someone who they fancied, or had been in love with and still not over, and getting drunk/stoned to get over it.

    They obviously want to be happy for them, as anyone in love with someone would want to, but they keep seeing themselves in the relationship, repeating the verses of "he looks like me" like trying to figure out if the person still has feelings for them



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    anonymous
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    Apr 14th, 2016 4:16pm report


    Can someone please explain why everyone says something along the lines of 'matty had sex with the bride'??? cause where does it say that? (sorry i'm confused).



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    anonymous
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    Dec 11th, 2014 12:17pm report


    I love the top interpretation.
    However i like to think that the line;
    "Who's he? Giving it the lips?
    I've never seen him knockin' about.
    He looks just like me, but 6 foot 3,
    So I reckon you could knock him out."
    is himself looking in the mirror, too intoxicated to realise its himself looking back. About to start a fight with himself as he is that far away from reality.

    Can't help but find that image funny!



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    anonymous
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    Mar 12th, 2014 3:07pm report


    An perspective of a wedding from someone on drugs and drinking. In the beginning, people realize he might have drugs but not enough to go around. He keeps describing the scene but in rapid succession. He thinks the women at his table is attractive - they end up in the bathroom doing coke off a toilet: "railing racket off a porcelain basin."

    He continues going through the events, measuring up another man for a fight. Eventually he makes a speech recalling his affair with the bride on the basis that he lied to her about the groom sleeping around. Next he is approached by a woman he doesn't recognize trying to kiss him. Concludes by saying that he is too fucked up at this point to even comprehend what's happening.



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    anonymous
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    Feb 7th, 2014 2:35am report


    It's about a guy drunk and fucked up at his friend's wedding.

    "Well I only brought 3, what you lookin' at me for?"
    (Telling one of the other groomsmen he only brought three of whatever drug he uses.)

    She's dressed in white and putting off crying.
    (The bride.)


    "Well you're the best man, so what's the plan?
    Why don't you talk to Matty about it?"
    I said, "I only brought 3 like I told you before,
    We're gonna have to ask about."
    (Matty is the lead singer of the band, calling himself the fictional groom of the bride in the song. This is the guy and the other groomsman talking about having the drugs at the wedding.)

    Free bar, that's the point.
    Spilling Amaretto 'cause of previous joints.
    (The guy is drunk.)

    I'm sitting with a girl, fortunate placing.
    (He thinks the bridesmaid he is with is hot.)

    Preceding railing racket off a porcelain basin.
    (He threw up because he was drunk.)

    Who's he? Giving it the lips?
    I've never seen him knockin' about.
    He looks just like me, but 6 foot 3,
    So I reckon you could knock him out.
    (Other people at the wedding talking about the guy.)

    "Well, I think I'll say a couple of words if you don't mind...
    I never really got on with your bird the first time
    I met her out, dressed in nowt, telling everybody you were shagging about."
    (He is drunk and fucked up and he is giving a speech at the wedding. He talks about how he never really got along with Matty's wife and the first time he met her, he slept with her.)

    Well, who's this? Going for the kiss,
    I'm probably gonna yosh in your mouth.
    (People always wonder what "yosh in your mouth" means. It means throw up. Yeah, gross.)

    Because it's 5 past 3, I can hardly see and I'm on the verge of passing out.
    (He's still at the wedding into the early morning and is really smashed.)



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    anonymous
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    Jan 14th, 2014 1:36am report


    A guy on pills at a wedding.



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    anonymous
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    Nov 13th, 2013 11:35am report


    I think it's about a guy sitting in a club or pub with her new boyfriend and he's kind of pissed, high and drunk. And when the new boyfriend is kind of kissing the girl he says, whatever Imma pass out anyway and kind of kicks his face.




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