"Post Modern Girls" as written by and Julian Casablancas....
You were
Modern girls always have to go (Right on time)
Old-fashioned men always want a mistress (You were right)
Modern girls always get their way (I was wrong)
Modern men dream of what they can't say (That's alright)
Right? Right? Right? Right? Right?
I don't belong (I don't belong)

Why you gotta say it if you know it's something wrong? (Why're you sitting over there?)
Says that he'll apologize and it won't take too long
Well, you don't wanna trust nobody else (Always thinking 'bout yourself)

(Time)
There's a few things that are gonna have to change (I'm your son)
Everyone has the same opinion (Won't you please?)
Your time is almost over (Don't be mean)
We won't get the chance to do this over (That's alright)
Right? Right? Right? Right? Right?
I don't belong (I don't belong)

I don't want the imprint of your key upon my nose (Why're you sitting over there?)
You don't have to tell no one 'cause no one wants to know
That you don't have no happiness at all (Always thinking 'bout yourself)

Oh yes, we're falling down
Oh yes, we're falling down
Oh yes, we're falling down
Oh yes, we're falling down
Oh yes, we're falling down
Oh yes, we're falling down
Oh yes, we're falling down
So fucking help me up

Always thinking 'bout yourself (You don't love me)
Always thinking 'bout yourself (I am an animal)
Always thinking 'bout yourself (I am not practical)

Was I?


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"Modern Girls & Old Fashion Men" as written by Julian Casablancas

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    General Commentthis is a great song i love it! the strokes and regina spektor are a great combination.
    Hippolytaon February 08, 2010   Link
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    General CommentBest combination ever.

    It's talking about a relationship and how so many things are meant but never said and maybe never heard which probably explains why the song is layered and not everything is clear the first time you hear it and with time and after hearing it a lot, you start to understand it.

    The lyrics are pretty straight forward.

    This couple has some problems like every single couple out there and in the end, they realize that they don't belong with the world they live in but they DO belong together (that's when the song finally harmonizes).

    I think it's setting out all of the basic, common fights that couples have and showing the contrary opinions of the woman and the man.
    sydneyspeelon July 22, 2010   Link
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    Lyric CorrectionLyrics should be:
    Modern girls always have to go (right, on time)
    Old fashioned man, always wanna mistress (you were right)

    (Time)
    There's a few things that are gonna have to change
    (on your side)

    I don't want the imprint of your key upon my nose
    beeLigerenton September 06, 2011   Link

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