"Modern Romance" as written by and Nicholas Joseph Zinner Karen Lee Orzolek....
Don't hold on
Go get strong
Well don't you know
There is no
Modern romance

Time time is gone
It stops stops who it wants
Well I was wrong
It never lasts
And there is no
Well this is no
Modern romance

And time time is gone
It never lasts
Stops who it wants
Well I was wrong
It never lasts
This is no
There is no
Modern romance

There is no modern romance
This is no modern romance
There is no
There is no


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"Modern Romance" as written by Karen Lee Orzolek Brian Chase

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    General CommentI always thought she said that time stops who it wants, not stops who we was...

    What about the hidden song? I haven't seen the lyrics for it on here, so here they are:

    Baby, I'm afraid of a lot of things
    But I ain't scared of loving you.
    And baby I know you're afraid of a lot of things
    But don't be scared of love.
    Cause people will say all kinds of things
    But that don't mean a damn to me
    Cause all I see is what's in front of me
    And that's you.
    Well, I've been dragged all over the place
    I've taken hits
    Time just don't erase.
    And baby I can see that you've been fucked with too, But that don't mean
    Your lovin' days are through.
    Cause people will say all kinds of things
    But that don't mean a damn to me
    Cause all I see is what's in front of me
    And that's you.
    Well I may be just a fool
    But I know we're just as cool
    And cool kids, they belong together.

    This seems like such an opposite song from Modern Romance. I love them both.
    samo3113on April 27, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis is the actual version of modern romance and gosh its pretty. Karen O has such an amazing singing voice.
    screenwriteon November 09, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt sounds like she's jaded and cynical after a relationship gone sour, and she's telling herself to just forget about love because it's a futile endeavor. I can totally relate to everything she says here.
    cigon December 05, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commentto me it makes me ponder of all those old loves.. like the people who fought in the war and stayed together through hard times. no one stays together anymor. i can also relate to this view. its a positive song to me without using love as a prize.
    "Don’t hold on go get strong" -briliant line of advice even if it is simple.
    whiskeyfairyon February 05, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is amazing.
    promisexkepton April 15, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdamn this song is beautiful. it's just like...full and aching and lonely....
    DubC4Lifeon December 19, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti've fallen in love with it over the past few months of listening to it. it's perfect.
    apollo IVon March 05, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love it, it makes me ache.
    zennoron March 27, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti agree with the above comment
    this song makes me ache
    it's about moving on from the previous relationship and even though it's so hard, you can't hold on to any of it
    love isn't all that it's cracked up to be
    and hey buddy, didn't you hear there's no modern romance?
    this song makes me cry.
    and even one of my friends said "the yeah yeah yeahs are depressing" when he heard this one song
    Ailujon April 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIt´s a really sad song, it is very different from all the other yeah yeah yeahs songs. It´s about ending of a "modern romance" which can not exist anymore. It´s about looking back to the start, realising how it was great in the beginning, how everything seemed to work out fine, and you both where very enthusiastic about everything. but at the end, you must confess that everything went wrong and that your "once so special relationship/romance" failed just like any other.
    Philophobiaon April 16, 2006   Link

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