Anticipation has a habit to set you up
For disappointment in evening entertainment

from Arctic Monkeys – The View From The Afternoon Lyrics on Rap Genius

Meaning

The opening track from Whatever tells the story of every frustrated young man: the narrator goes out, optimistic that he’ll get laid that night, only to come back empty-handed.

The narrator comments on the expectation that an evening that will be enjoyable will likely lead to disappointment; the line could also serve a comment on the massive hype surrounding the album in the UK press before release and several critics and fans have suggested this was intentional by Turner.

In the video for I Bet You Look Good on the Dancefloor, lead singer Alex Turner introduces the performance of the song by saying:

We’re Arctic Monkeys and this is I Bet You Look Good On The Dancefloor. Don’t believe the hype."

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=pK7egZaT3hs

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