"Left Right In The Dark" as written by and Julian Casablancas....
Running in the parking lot I'm four years old
I am lost, those were the days
The soft murmur of voices in the other room
Comforting you as you fall asleep
Staring at the mother-daughter clones go by
We're in a race against time
And time might be winning

And it's not going to take all day though
Watching the urban decay
All around us, oh boy
And I'm on my way, oh, somewhere
Feels like I'm going left and right in the dark

How long must she wait, how long must you stay

Oh wake up
Wake up
Oh wake up
Wake up
Oh wake up
Wake up
Wake up
Wake up

I am ashamed I think maybe sometimes
I might have used tricks to make you like me more
When I found you I was running wild
Let's get outta here
What's the trouble there

I wanna know
What were they thinking
'Cause I think
I think it too

Sliding across the Indian wilderness
Like the wind riding down sore throats
Six a.m now you're in Hollywood
And you're dancing, we made it
We are turning with the earth so fast
That it feels a lot slower

And it's not going to take all day though
Watching the urban decay
All around us, oh boy
And I'm on my way, oh, somewhere
Feels like I'm going left and right in the dark

How long will it take to fix what can't break

Oh wake up
Wake up
Oh wake up
Wake up
Oh wake up
Wake up
Wake up
Wake up

Your Achilles heel is you like to feel your fingers on the wheel
Some live in the bottle, some live in the zoo
With the director and the actor and the crew and the viewers
Boys get their toys and girls got their dolls and
Nothing much gets easier in the final stages

Are you spending today as the same
As your life in corruption and temper in the way

Oh wake up
Wake up
Oh wake up
Wake up
Oh wake up
Wake up
Wake up
Wake up


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"Left & Right in the Dark" as written by Julian Casablancas

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    General CommentRunning in the parking lot, I'm four years old
    I am lost, those were the days
    Soft memory of voices in the other room
    Comforting you, as you fall asleep

    Staring at the mother-daughter clones go by
    We're in a race against time
    And time might be winning

    And it's not gonna take all day long
    Watching the urban decay all around us, oh boy
    And I'm on my way on somewhere
    Feels like I'm going left and right in the dark
    How long must you wait
    How long must you stay

    Wake up (x8)

    I'm just saying that there may have be sometimes
    I might have used tricks to make you like me more
    When I found you I was running wld
    Let's get outta here, and let's travel there

    I wanna know what are you baby
    'Cause I think, I think you don't know

    Sliding across the Indian wildnerness
    Like the wind, riding down sore throats
    6am and you're in Hollywood
    And you're dancing, we made it

    We are turning back the Earth so fast
    That it feels a lot slower

    And it's not gonna take all day long
    Watching the urban decay all around us, oh boy
    And I'm on my way on somewhere
    Feels like I'm going left and right in the dark
    How long will it take
    To fix what can't break

    Wake up (x8)

    Your girl is ill, as you like to feel
    Your fingers on the wheel
    Don't let the ? all live in the zoo
    With the director and the actor and the groom and the viewers
    Boys get their toys and girls get their dolls and
    Nothing much gets easier in the final stages

    Are you spending today as the same
    As your life in corruption and ?

    Wait up (x8)
    Wake up (x8)
    owenp277on October 30, 2009   Link
  • +2
    General CommentOFFICIAL LYRICS (juliancasablancas.com)

    I'm running in the parking lot, I'm four years old
    I am lost, those were the days.
    The soft murmur of voices in the other room
    Comforting you as you fall asleep
    Staring at the mother-daughter clones go by
    We're in a race against time, and time might be winning

    ...And it's not gonna take all day long
    Watchin the urban decay all around us, oh boy
    And I'm on my way... oh, somewhere
    Feels like I'm going left and right in the dark
    How long must we wait, how long must this take
    Wake up, wake up...

    I'm ashamed I think maybe sometimes I might have used tricks
    to make you like me more.
    When I found you I was running wild.
    "Let's get out of here"
    Was in trouble there

    I want to know, what are you thinking... 'Cause I think I think it too

    Sliding across the Indian wilderness like the wind gliding down soft roads.
    6am now you're in Hollywood
    You're dancing - we made it.
    We are turning with the earth so fast but it feels a lot slower

    ...And it's not gonna take all day long
    Watchin the urban decay all around us, oh boy
    And I'm on my way... oh, somewhere
    Feels like I'm going left and right in the dark
    How long will it take to fix what they break
    Wake up, wake up...

    Your Achilles heel is you like to feel your fingers on the wheel.

    Some live in a palace, some live in the sewer.
    The director, the actor, the crew and the viewer
    Boys got their toys and girls got their dolls
    And nothing much else changes through the final stages.
    How you're spending the day is the same as your life.
    And you're watching the time running away
    Wait up, wait up
    Wake up, wake up...
    WAKE UP.
    *Gabby*on November 14, 2009   Link
  • +1
    General Commentwere are the lyrics?
    Goetiaon October 29, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfav song of the album, the chorus is beautiful, almost uplifting. this song could be about the environment?
    strokesmanon October 31, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYeah, i think it is about the environment

    does anyone else notice the similarity between the verses of this song and the chorus of The Modern Age off this is it?
    owenp277on October 31, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti mean the intro of this song
    owenp277on October 31, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI'm in the dark on this one. Environment sounds good. Maybe backpacking with a girl, again the last verse sounds political.
    HertogHJon November 04, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentinteresting interpretation about the environment. i had not even thought that until reading the quotes. i figured it was about living in the city and getting lost in all the people who are all the same. it is his way to get away from it all and feel life as an individual, if that makes sense... being free from the day-to-day and feeling alive.

    thoughts?
    xnothingmanxon November 05, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song is about living. Left, Right in the Dark I feel means that no matter what you do you never quite know what your doing.

    It has great one liners in it that would speak to almost everyone "I might have used tricks to make you like me more" This is perhaps an expression of guilt but also reality in relationships

    But ultimately i think Julian is just expressing how he feels inside his head...that there is urban decay,that he's on his way somewhere (but he doesn't quite know where) and that no matter what words you use you can never sum-up this crazy world

    Great song which shows this mans true genius
    onenonlyon November 08, 2009   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song does remind me of environment. urban though,
    LA streets came to mind, the hollywood one.

    this whole album is very... political and philosophical (sp?)
    its wierd in a way because; i know this sounds.. child like,
    but i was expecting more relationshipbreakup lyrics but
    you can tell julian has grown up lyrically with this album.
    nyukkaboomon December 21, 2009   Link

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