"In Transit" as written by and Albert Jr Hammond....
Free from it all
I'm not gonna change till I want to
And I'm free from it all
I'm not gonna change till I want to

By the way she looked, I should've calmed down
I went too far, oh, that's all I've got to say
By the way she looked, I should've calmed down
I went too far, oh, that's all I've got to say

Free from it all
I'm not gonna change till I want to
And I'm free from the world
Where I've built too many roads

By the way she looked, I should've calmed down
I went too far, oh, that's all I've got to say
By the way she looked, I should've calmed down
I went too far, oh, I went too far



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"In Transit" as written by Albert Jr Hammond

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    General Commentit's def i ve built too many walls.
    JACKIE THE HOBOon April 21, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentNo way as good as Obstinate. I love Obstinate, I like this. Its amazing how a song can change with a faster tempo and more lyrics. Strange, strange, strange.
    dumbblondechickon October 14, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti don't really like the new verse he added. it was nicer when it was more sparse. oh well.
    jadedgypsyon November 02, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Comment'And I'm, free from it all
    I'm not gonna change 'till I want to'

    This song sounds so happy and carefree. Although it seems to be hiding something abit darker.
    I listen to this song whenever things get abit heavy around here. Thankyou mr hammond!
    angina_callson January 28, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think this song might be about a girl thinking that she can change her boyfriend from getting into trouble and he decides hes not going to change for anyone. but then in the end he realizes that she was probably right and he screwed up big time.
    kevieon May 07, 2007   Link
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    General Commentfirst, i think "count too many miles" is really "ive built too many roads"


    I think this song is about a guy who is in a relationship and suddenly finds himself talking to a girl whom he also likes and he cant decide what to do (built too many roads). i think he feels like he shouldnt like this other girl, but he cant help it even if he wants to (By the way she looked, I should have calmed down, I went too far).

    maybe he feels like he is/wants to be free from a world where there are more decisions than he can make.
    oneworldgetsetgoon June 28, 2007   Link
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    General Commenti think its very likely this song is about albert doing his own thing away from the strokes...! "free from it all, im not gonna change til i want to" this shows how the rest of the band wanted to play different types of music... and become a new style, but albert didnt want to stop playing the strokes' type of songs yet... his album is mostly songs that were strokes songs discarded and not put on albums.
    blundyyon July 12, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commento sheesh!!! SUCH a good driving song!! especially on sunny summer days when you're feeling free and independent!
    music_is_my_life001on April 30, 2008   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI agree with THE HOBO it def says "i've built too many walls". and i dont think it has anything to do with the strokes because he is always very encouraging when he speaks about the strokes making another album.
    volcomrider769on May 24, 2008   Link
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    General CommentI don't know what I think about the lyrics behind this song. A majority of The Strokes' and Hammond Jr's lyrics are random enough that sometimes I wonder if they mean anything at all. I know some of them do, but underground New York rock bands like them are more often just going for the sound of something.

    And the sound of this song, what I feel when the opening guitar comes on the radio, is summer, comepletely laid back, cruising around in some beat-up car. It's such a relaxed sound. I love it.
    Lundylowon July 14, 2008   Link

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