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The Strokes lyrics

Album: Is This It [2001]

Tracks11
 01  Is This It
 02 Modern Age
 03  Soma
 04  Barely Legal
 05  Someday
 06  Alone Together
 07 Last Night
 08  Hard To Explain
 09 New York City Cops
 10  Trying Your Luck
 11  Take It Or Leave It
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Is This It
Is This It"

Can't you see I'm trying, I don't even like it
I just lie to get to your apartment
Now I'm staying there just for a while
I can't think 'cause I'm just way too tired

Is this it
Is this it
Is this it

Said they'd give you anything you ever wanted
When they lied I knew they were just stable
Children trying hard not to realise I was sitting right behind

Dear can't you see, it's them it's not me
We're not enimies, we just disagree
If I was like him, all dissing his Pa
He changes his mind, says I went too far
We all disagree I think we should disagree, yeah

Is this it
Is this it
Is this it

Can't you see I'm trying, I don't even like it
I just lie to get to your apartment
Now I'm staying there just for a while
I can't think 'cause I'm just way too tiredback to top
Soma
"Soma"

Soma is what they would take when hard times opened their eyes
Saw pain in a new way
High stakes for a few names
Racing with the sunbeams
Loosing against their dreams
In our eyes
I am
Stop
And go
In your eyes,
Said I am
Stop
And go
In your eyes

Let's go

When I saw her for the first time
Lips moved as her eyes closed
Heard something in his voice
"And I'll be there" he says
And he walks out
Somehow he was trying too hard
To be like them

I am
Stop
And go
In your eyes
And I am
Stop
Oh darling let me go
Try it once and they liked it
(They) Try to hide it
Said I've been doing this twenty five years
Well I'm not listening no more
And his friends they keep asking for more
Oh yeah

Oh but that's itback to top
Barely Legal
"Barely Legal"

I didn't take no shortcuts
I spent the money that I saved up
Aw mama runnin' out of luck
Well like my sister don't give a fuck
I wanna steal your innocence
To me my life it don't make sense
Your strange manners, I love you so
Why won't you wear your new trench coat

I should've worked much harder
I should have just not bothered
I never show up on weekdays
Somethin' that you learned yesterday
Drive you to work, you'll be on time
Your little problems, they're not yours they're mine
Come on listen to what I say
I've got some secrets that'll make you stay
I just want to turn you down
I just want a turn you around
You ain't never had nothin' I wanted but
I want it all, I just can't figure out
Nothin'

And all together it went well
We made pretend we were best friends
Then she said "Oh you're a freak"
They ordered me to make mistakes
Together again, like the beginnin'
It all works somehow in the end
The things we did the thing you hide
But for the record it's between you and I

I didn't take no shortcuts
I spent the money that I saved up
Aw mama runnin' out of luck
Well like my sister don't give a fuck
I wanna steal your innocence
To me my life it just don't make any sense
Your strange manners I love them so
Why won't you wear your new trench coat
I just want to misbehave
I just want to be your slave
You ain't never had nothin' I wanted but
I want it all, I just can't figure out
Nothin'

And all together it went well
We made pretend we were best friends
Then she said "Oh I can wait"
They ordered me to make mistakes
Together again, like the beginnin'
It all works somehow in the end
The things we did the thing you hide
But for the record it's between you and Iback to top
Someday
"Someday"

In many ways they'll miss the good old days
Someday, someday
Yeah it hurts to say but I want you to stay
Sometimes, sometimes
When we was young oh man did we have fun
Always, always
Promises they break before they're made
Sometimes, sometimes

Oh, my ex says i'm lacking in depth
I will do my best
You say you wanna stay by my side
Darling your head's not right
I see alone we stand together we fall apart
Yeah, I think I'll be alright
I'm working so I won't have to try so hard
Tables they turn sometimes.
Oh someday.
I ain't wasting no more time.

Trying, trying.

And now my fears, they come to me in threes
So I, sometimes
They fade my friend, you say the strangest things
I find, sometimes

Oh, my ex says i'm lacking in depth
Say I will try my best
You say you wanna stay by my side
Darling your head's not right
I see alone we stand together we fall apart
Yeah, I think I'll be alright
I'm working so I won't have to try so hard
Tables they turn sometimes.
Oh someday

I ain't wasting no more timeback to top
Alone Together
"Alone Together"

No choice now, it's too late
Let him go, he gave up
I give up
Lisa said "Take time for me"
Dropping him down to his knees
Chest down...

Take me away, see I've got to explain
Things they are changing such a permanent way
Life seems unreal, can we go back to your place?
Ah you drink too much, makes me drink just the same

People try, felt so right
Giving themselves good advice
Looking down sometimes felt nice

He knows it's just a fact to kill to survive
He's earning dollars when you're giving your life
Let someone poor soul work 3 hours a day
The world is over and I don't care 'cuz

I am with you, now I've got to explain
Things they are changing such a permanent way
Life seems unreal, can we go bac k to your place
You drink too much, makes me drink just the same

First time it happened too fast,
The second time I thought it would last
We all like it a little differentback to top
Hard To Explain
"Hard To Explain"

Was an honest man
Asked me for the phone
Tried to take control
Oh I don't see it that way
I don't see it that way

We shared some ideas
All obsessed with fame
Says we're all the same
I don't see it that way
I don't see it that way

Raised in Carolina
I'm not like that
Tryin' to remind her
When we go back

I missed the last bus
I'll take the next train
I try, but you see
It's hard to explain
I said the right things
But act the wrong way
I like it right here
But I cannot stay
I watched the TV
Forget what I'm told
Well I am too young
And they are too old
The joke is on you
This place is a zoo
You're right, it's true

He said he can't decide
I shake my head to say
Everythings just great
Oh I just can't remember
I just can't remember

Raised in Carolina (she says)
I'm not like that
Trying to remind her
When we go back

I say the right things
But act the wrong way
I like it right here
But I cannot stay
I watched the TV
Forget what I'm told
I am too young
And they are too old
I'll make it you see
I'm ever so pleased
Pretend to be nice
So I can be mean
I missed the last bus
I'll take the next train
I try, but you see
It's hard to explainback to top
Trying Your Luck
Strokes - Trying Your Luck




you said you couldn't stay
you've seen it all before, i know
it shows you on their way
oh, honey, that's okay
no harm, he's armed
setting off all your alarms
when i find out
i hope it's you who's set this trap
and storefronts rarely change
at least i'm on my own again
instead of anywhere with you
oh, to me it's all the same
and i lost my place again
i know this is surreal
but i'll try my luck with you
this life is on my side
well, i am your one
believe me, this is a chance oh, oh
i see what is for sale
he's trying hard to give his job a chance
oh, it's never gonna be
it's habit i agree
the signal don't seem right
it last for just one night and then
i'm sorry that i said
that we were just good friends
no harm, he's armed
setting off all your alarms
they're trapped, I can't
be there in time, I'll think about that
and i lost my page again
i know this is surreal
but i'll try my luck with you
this life is on my side
well, i am your one
believe me, this is a chance oh, ohback to top
Take It Or Leave It
Strokes - Take It Or Leave It




Leave me alone
I'm in control
I'm in control
And girls act too much
And boys act too tough
Enough is enough
Were under minds of other men I know she was

I said just take it or leave it
And take it or leave it
And take it or leave it
And take it or leave it
Oh just take it or leave it
And take it or leave it
Oh take it

Oh that's right
He's gonna let you down
He's gonna let you down
He's gonna let you down
And gonna break your back for a chance
And gonna steal your friends if he can
He's gonna win someday

I fell of the truck
Now i can't go back
I'm not like that
Boys act too much
Girls act too tough
Enough is enough
Were under minds of other girls I know he was

I said just take it or leave it
And take it or leave it
And take it or leave it
And take it or leave it
Oh just take it or leave it
And take it or leave it
Oh take it

Oh that's right
He's gonna let you down
He's gonna let you down
He's gonna let you down
And gonna break your back for a chance
And gonna steal your friends if he can
He's gonna win someday
Oh he willback to top
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