Oh, b-baby don't you be so mad because I barely remember,
As she tries to recognise me with the eyes she saw me with in December.
As she stands, I realise that it's actually not a good thing,
And it's so tough because she dare not go, I'd have given 'em another adventure.
All her friends in the alleyway shout back,
She can't hear them.

But you're never gonna get my love,
We can only play in the sun,
Get up in the morning and run,
You'll be frustrated til the day that you're done.

He got punched in the mouth for sticking his nose in other people's business,
No good solution, always on the verge of some resolution.
Well, tough luck! It may take a thousand years, but I think we can do it.
Best friends fight, but they never enjoy life as good as when they abuse it.
He said the soldier is a necessity, in light of all the failures of man.

But you're never gonna get their love,
We can only play in the sand,
You get tired when the days are too long,
You get lonely when the days are gone.

He could never mention it or hear it now
without quick tears in his eyes

Cause you're never gonna get my love!
We can only play in the sand.
You get tired when the days are too long,
You get lonely when the days are gone.

Oh, you're never gonna get this love!
We can roll around in these arms,
That's about as far as we go,
Get up in the morning and run!



Lyrics submitted by harrymuse, edited by thelukeeffect


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  • +6
    General Comment:This is the lyric above:
    "He said the soldier is an assistant, they line up for the 50th of May."

    well this is what I hear:

    "He said the soldier is a necessity, in light of all the failures of man."

    this to me makes a lot more sense to me...
    AliasAnonAgainon July 13, 2011   Link
  • +4
    General Comment:Am I the only person that hears this song and thinks of killer queen?
    frankjekyllon April 14, 2011   Link
  • +2
    General Comment:Few Corrections!!!!!

    instead of "As she stands, I realise that it's actually not a good thing"
    it's - "and she's starting to realise that its actually not a good thing"

    instead of "And it's so tough.."
    it's - "and now shes stuck..."

    instead of "resolution"
    it's - "reVolution"

    instead of "He said the soldier is an assistant, they line up for the 50th of May."
    it's- "he said 'the soldier is a necessity in light of all the failures of man'"
    heythere5on June 05, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General Comment:f**kin' great song, the strokes in their full form, thin lizzy's influence here, i love the way julian sing this song
    libertineboyon March 21, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:I'm pretty damn sure the first line is "Oh Ba-baby don't ya be so mad because I barely remember"
    Hco22dudeon March 21, 2011   Link
  • 0
    Lyric Correction:This is what I heard for the first and second verses:

    Oh b-baby, don't you be so mad because I barely remember
    And she tries to recognize me with the eyes she saw me with in December
    And she's starting to realize that it's actually not a good thing
    And it's so tough because you're down to go out again and have another adventure
    All her friends in the alleyway shout back, but she can't hear them

    He got punched the mouth for sticking his nose in other people's business
    No good solution, always on the verge of some revolution
    With tough luck it may take a thousand years but I think we can do it
    Best friends fight, but they never enjoy life as good as when they abuse it
    saverinon March 21, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:This song is amazing... Usually I like The Strokes for their guitar riffs but this has a very simple guitar and it's still great. I think this is their best album yet.
    TravisMusic32on March 24, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:Isn't it "We can only play in the sand" instead of "blame the sun"? Like, we have fun together with this fling, but you'll never get my real love. You'll get too tired of me by then.
    HibbingismyHolyLandon March 27, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General Comment:This is so classic.
    dustybreezeon March 27, 2011   Link
  • 0
    Lyric Correction:Oh, ba-baby don't you be so mad because I barely remember,
    As she tries to recognise me with the eyes she saw me with in December.
    As she stands, I realise that it's actually not a good thing,
    And it's so tough because she dare not go, I'd have given 'em another adventure.
    All her friends in the alleyway shout back,
    She can't hear them.

    But you're never gonna get my love,
    We can only play in the sun,
    Get up in the morning and run,
    You'll be frustrated til the day that you're done.

    He got punched in the mouth for sticking his nose in other people's business,
    No good solution, always on the verge of some resolution.
    Well, tough luck! It may take a thousand years, but I think we can do it.
    Best friends fight, but they never enjoy life as good as when they abuse it.
    He said the soldier is an assistant, they line up for the 50th of May.

    But you're never gonna get their love,
    We can only play in the sand,
    You get tired when the days are too long,
    You get lonely when the days are gone.

    He could never mention it or hear it now without quick tears in his eyes (wooo!).

    Cause you're never gonna get my love!
    We can only play in the sand.
    You get tired when the days are too long,
    You get lonely when the days are gone.

    Oh, you're never gonna get this love!
    We can roll around in these arms,
    That's about as far as we go,
    Get up in the morning and run!
    4ChordsoftheApocalypseon March 29, 2011   Link

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