"Life Is Simple In the Moonlight" as written by and Julian Casablancas....
Animals on TV singing
About some pain that they once felt
There's no one I disapprove of more or root for more than myself
I wanted to pretend that it was better, better, better on the phone
I didn't wanna tell you I was jealous, jealous, jealous and alone

So we talk about ourselves and how
To forget the love we never felt
All the old jokes that work so well
You never were so sure, was the moment

Don't try to stop us
Don't try to stop us
Don't try to stop us
Get out of the way

Got to get to climb your tree in the light of the living ghost I see
She sees her father in that old man's eyes while secretly he stares at her thighs
Animals on TV singing about some pain they felt at some point
I didn't wanna tell you I was jealous, jealous, jealous, what's the point?

As I watched the velvet drapes appear
And the door was closed for forty years
As we hide what we don't want to hear
As we hide our dream, near here

He is coming from a part of hell
Where, like Nanbu, I don't go down well
He can tell that we're oblivious
It's addiction and routine as well

Making fools out of the best of us
Making robots of the rest of us
In that sense, I tell, in America today
There's a crime, just like going out westward, says

Don't try to stop us
Don't try to stop us
Don't try to stop us
Get out of the way


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"Life Is Simple in the Moonlight" as written by Julian Casablancas

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  • +4
    General CommentDude I get the last verse. The devil is coming from hell to destroy the world because we're all oblviious to the fact that we're made into robots and fools by the powers that be through the routines of going to work or being addicts or whatever trite and meaningless things people do with their lives.

    Even people who just show up at work everyday and are "innocent" in America are guilty too because of the massive sins that this country commits and the fact that they don't try to do more to stop it, making no one innocent.

    It's a lot like the last album closer Red Light "Do it for the peole that will die for your sake, 7 billion people who got nothing to say." and some of the lyrics on 11th Dimension "If you believe in this war then no one has died in vain but don't you dare get to the top and not know what to do."

    I think he feels like I do--that all the technology and slow disintegration of morals in the world will be the slow end of it--the lightning blue eyes thing--the seemingly startling beauty and convenience of all these things, but how they come fron hell to destroy us.

    Jules really hates the war and the shit this country and all humanity really is guilty for. In that sense, he thinks a lot like George Carlin, another true saint/ poet/ philosopher/ genius artist and, incidently a member of the D.(ead) I.(dealistic) D.(esperate) I.(nventor) P.(ioneer) P.(hilosophers).

    I think it's pretty much about the end of the world. GREAT SONG!!! GREAT ART! Jesus, I wish he was still composing all the music to that band.

    p.s. I know this comment is really long and no one will ever read it. (I never read really long posts) But anyway, it felt great to write it.
    licoricehareon March 27, 2011   Link
  • +2
    Lyric CorrectionAnimals on TV singing
    about something that they once felt
    There's no one I disapprove of more or root for more than myself
    I wanted to pretend that it was better, better, better on the phone
    I didn't wanna tell you I was jealous, jealous, jealous and alone

    So we talk about ourselves and how
    To forget the love we never felt
    Oh, we owed jokes that work so well
    You never were so sure, was the moment

    Don't try to stop us
    Don't try to stop us
    Don't try to stop us
    Get out of the way

    Got to get to climb your tree in the light of the living ghost I see
    She sees her father in the old man's eyes while secretly he stares at her thighs
    Animals on TV singing about something they felt at some point
    I wanted to tell you it was better, better, better, but what's the point?

    As I watched the bell with drapes appear

    And I don't withclose for fourty years
    'cause we hide what we don't wanna hear
    As we hide what's real, hear, hear

    He is coming from a part of hell
    Where like Nanbu I don't go down well
    He can't tell that when oblivion
    It's a ditch strung out, routine as well

    Making fools out of the best of us
    Making robots of the rest of us
    In that sense I tell in America today
    There's a crack, just like going out westward

    Don't try to stop us
    Don't try to stop us
    Don't try to stop me
    Get out of the way
    adolkookieon March 11, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentOh, we owed jokes that work so well

    All the old jokes that work so well
    glgarberon March 15, 2011   Link
  • +1
    Lyric CorrectionThe wait is over.

    Official Lyrics:

    Animals on TV singing about some pain that they once felt
    There's no one I disapprove of or root more for than myself
    I wanted to pretend that it was better, better, better on the phone
    Didn't wanna tell you I was jealous, jealous, jealous and alone

    So we talk about ourselves in hell
    To forget the love we never felt
    All the old jokes that work so well
    Universal truth was a moment's lie

    Don't try to stop us
    Don't try to stop us
    Don't try to stop us
    Get out of the way

    Got to get to climb your tree in the light of the living ghost I see
    She sees her father in that old man's eyes while secretly he stares at her thighs
    Animals on TV singing about some they felt at some point
    I didn't wanna tell you I was jealous, jealous, jealous, what's the point?

    As I watch the velvet drapes appear
    And the door was closed for 40 years
    As we hide what we don't want to hear
    As we hide what's really in our ears

    He is coming from a part of hell
    Where lightning blue eyes don't go down well
    He can tell that we're oblivious
    It's addiction of routine as well
    Making fools out of the best of us
    Making robots of the rest of us
    Innocence itself in America today
    Is a crime just like Cornel West might say

    Don't try to stop us
    Don't try to stop us
    Don't try to stop us
    Get out of the way

    Source:
    Lyrics sheet by Julian Casablancas goo.gl/…
    harrymuseon July 25, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAs I watched the velvet drapes appear
    And that door was closed for 40 years
    'Cause we hide what we don't want to hear
    As we hide we our dream, near here

    He is coming from a part of hell
    Where light green-blue eyes don't go down well
    He can tell that we're oblivious
    It's a diction and routine as well

    Making fools out of, the best of us
    Making robots of, the rest of us
    And our silence itself, in America today
    Is a crime just like, going out westward
    nonexistanton March 14, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentYou never were so sure, was the moment

    Universal truths, (?????)


    Got to get to climb your tree in the light of the living ghost I see
    She sees her father in the old man's eyes while secretly he stares at her thighs
    Animals on TV singing about something they felt at some point
    I wanted to tell you it was better, better, better, but what's the point?

    I didn't wanna tell you I was jealous, jealous, jealous and alone
    glgarberon March 15, 2011   Link
  • 0
    Lyric CorrectionThese lyrics sound off in a few places, but I am sure something substantial will come out since the album is dropping soon.
    cellarlilyon March 16, 2011   Link
  • 0
    My OpinionPS: I think this might be my favorite song off the album, right ahead of Gratisfaction.
    cellarlilyon March 16, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentJulian is singing:" Animals on tv singing about some pain that they once felt" , it's not "something" but "some pain".
    Tobinesson March 17, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAnimals on TV singing
    About some pain that they once felt
    There's no one I disapprove of more or root for more than myself
    I wanted to pretend that I was better, better, better on the phone
    I didn't wanna tell you I was jealous, jealous, jealous and alone

    So we talk about ourselves in hell
    To forget the love we never felt
    All the old jokes that work so well
    You never were so sure, was the moment

    Don't try to stop us
    Don't try to stop us
    Don't try to stop us
    Get out of the way

    Got(?) to get to climb your tree in the light of the living ghost I see
    She sees her father in the old man's eyes while secretly he stares at her thighs
    Animals on TV singing about some pain they felt at some point
    I didn't want to tell you I was jealous, jealous, jealous, what's the point?

    As I watched the velvet drapes appear
    And the door was closed for 40 years
    As we hide what we don't want to hear
    As we hide our dream, near here (?)

    He is coming from a part of hell
    Where (?)-blue eyes don't go down well
    He can tell that we're oblivious
    It's a diction and routine as well

    Making fools out of the best of us
    Making robots of the rest of us
    In that sense, I tell, in America today
    There's a crime, just like going (?)

    Don't try to stop us
    Don't try to stop us
    Don't try to stop me
    Get out of the way

    Tobinesson March 17, 2011   Link

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