Arctic Monkeys // Do I Wanna Know? 

If someone were to describe you in one word, what would it be? “Passionate,” “kind,” “hard-working,” and “ambitious” are common adjectives that come to mind. But when I think about leaving this world, about my body being reduced to dust leaving behind only traces of memories in the minds of those who once knew me, I think about how I’d like to be remembered for so much more than that. 

I’ve often been told that I’m intimidating. It’s a fair characterization. I am intimidating. I give everyone long, cold stares; I let my eyes burn holes in bodies from across the room. But as easy as it would be to write myself off as being cold and intimidating, I’d like to think of myself as something else altogether. 

If I could choose one word that I’d want people to describe me as, it would be disarming. I want to disarm you, to walk into a room and have my presence felt without needing to say a single word. I want the courage in your veins to dry up once we speak, I want to catch you so off guard that your usual sense of confidence falters when you’re around me. I want to drift in and out of your thoughts like a passing fog, to saturate your waking moments with images of me. I want you to drink me up in slow, savoring gulps and let it linger on your lips for the hours that follow. 

Beyond rhyme or reason, I want your body to respond to me in a way that’s inexplicable and unavoidable. 

Perhaps it’s this desire that makes this song resonate with me so much. There’s something visceral about it, a sound that’s both sensual and dark, that evokes images of questionable decisions and steamy nights. But perhaps that’s just the way I’d describe my interactions with others: a bit flirtatious, a bit dark, and always a bit visceral. 

So have you got the guts?
Been wondering if your heart’s still open and if so I wanna know what time it shuts
Simmer down and pucker up
I’m sorry to interrupt. It’s just I’m constantly on the cusp of trying to kiss you
I don’t know if you feel the same as I do
But we could be together if you wanted to