"Carby (feat. Ezra Koenig)" as written by Wes Miles, Rostam Batamanglij and Ezra Koenig....
Girls all around the world
Tellin' me that everything I've done's my fault
And it's possible they're right
Cause I spend every night
Waiting by the phone and more than this

They say my skirt's too low
Never let me go
Finally I feel all right
Cause I only got to try
Only close my eyes
And maybe I can see the light

But, wait
Oh, it's much too late
Oh, and I cannot be walking home
Until I've found my love
Oh, the other girls are driven home
So, where's the freedom in the disco
If you're all alone

Boys all around the world
I know that they hurt
But never really felt before
And it's possible they might
Cause I spent every night
Blowing up my spot
And more than this
My makeup's never right
Hoping for a fight
Walking towards the door
And if I scream
I wouldn't make a shout
Cause half the underground
Is kissing in the parking lot

So, wait
Oh, it's much too late
Oh, and I cannot be walking home
Until I've found my love
Oh, the other girls are driven home
So, where's the freedom in the disco
If you're all alone

Wait
Oh, it's much too late
Oh, and I cannot be walking home
Until I've found my love
Oh, the other girls are driven home
So, where's the freedom in the disco
If you're all alone


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    General Commentjust a few differences from the offical lyrics in the booklet, other than what was mentioned before:

    "all the other girls are DRIVEN home"

    "Boys all around the world
    I know that they hurt
    But never really felt before
    And it's possible THEY MIGHT
    CUZ I SPENT every night
    blowing up my spot
    And more than this
    MY makeup's never right
    Hoping for a fight
    Walking TOWARDS THE DOOR
    And if I scream
    I WOULDN'T make a shout
    CUZ HALF THE UNDERGROUND
    Is KISSING IN the parking lot"
    pokdeoon October 22, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentso fun :]
    this is the song that should play every night.
    hewaron August 24, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWell, I'm not certain, but I think this is a song written from the point of view of a 15 year old girl who is frustrated with relationships or the lack thereof.

    The key is the the missing lines from the above lyrics.

    I think the first line is:
    Girls all around the world
    Tellin' me that everything I've done's my fault
    And it's possible they're right
    Cause I spend every night
    Waiting by the phone and more than this

    They say my skirts to low
    Never let me go
    Finally I feel all right
    Cause I only got to try
    Only close my eyes
    And maybe I can see the light

    So, you can imagine a frustrated girl chatting with friends (internationally perhaps) confused with what she's doing wrong.

    She can walk to the teen club and back home while her friends are "driven home". She has more freedom than them, but what's the use in having that freedom if you're all alone?

    Oh and the "cruisin' through the parking lot" line... I think they are saying "is pissin' in the parking lot".

    Look at the song from this perspective and see if it changes the above lyrics for you a bit.
    Geekaustinon September 23, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentOoops... another listen and that's likely "kissin' in the parking lot". :)
    Geekaustinon September 23, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentWhy is it that Ezra Koenig always seems to sing from a girl's perspective?
    Anyone else find this interesting?
    MyusikCriticon January 16, 2010   Link
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    General CommentI think the chorus is about a girl wanting to find love, and all her friends have boyfriends, hence have someone to drive them home. She's all alone, and deals with other people's falling in love around her. She's hopeless for love.
    ToatsMcGoatson February 26, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhy is this song called carby?
    jbs0910on April 27, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentCarby is the contraction of a carburator.
    Maybe meaning how the other girls get driven home?
    deadpocketsson May 19, 2010   Link

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