my propeller

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Many fans have interpreted the song title as a double-entendre and Alex Turner’s lyrics to be of an uncharacteristically sexual nature. The Arctic Monkeys lyricist and chief songwriter denied this interpretation of the song’s meaning to The London Times: “Absolutely not,” Turner said. “If that was a euphemism, then I wouldn’t be saying that my propeller wouldn’t spin - ‘cos you wouldn’t wanna go shouting that out, would you?” When pressed as to what the song is really about, he added: “It’s more describing a mood more than an organ. A descent. It’s about a descent.” Turner refused to elaborate any further. My Propeller - Arctic Monkeys (2009)