"Slow Animals" as written by and Fabrizio Moretti Nick Valensi....
You don't have to be so down
Everyone can hear you in this whole damn crowd
You don't have to try so hard
I think they got the message, you were out of your mind
It's not so good to see you this upset
But the next generation will forget
They're always scared of where their daughter's been
'Cause who knows, she could be alone with men
They never wanna see or hear or think about again

Is it gone?
I hope that, that, that it's wrong
Is it gone?
I hope that, that, that it's wrong

Oh, please don't tell it to my face
Everyone can see that you were circling his space
The next generation will forget
Where their daughter's been
Or who knows, it could be alone with men
They're never gonna let you understand
Or show you what is to be a man
You don't wanna sit down and think or hear
You don't think anyone is in your ear
I never wanna see your face
Accuse, it's no ones fault

Is it gone?
I hope that, that, that it's wrong
Is it gone?
I hope that, that, that it's wrong

Is it gone?
I hope that, that, that it's wrong
Is it gone?
I hope that, that, that it's wrong
Now, they're scared of where their daughter's been
'Cause who knows, she could be alone with men
They never wanna see or hear or think about again

Is it gone?
I hope that, that, that it's wrong
Is it gone?
I hope that, that, that it's wrong


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"Slow Animals" as written by Fabrizio Moretti Albert Jr. Hammond

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  • +2
    General CommentIt's about loss of innocence. There's a father who doesn't want to think about what his baby girl might be off doing. There's a girl whose loosing it and screaming at her boyfriend. There's another girl whose acting like a psycho slut. There's a boy who doesn't know yet what it is to be a man.

    Slow Animals, it takes us all so long to finally grow up. Some of us never do.
    Agold20on March 29, 2013   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLIFE IS SIMPLE IN THE MOONLIGHT!
    This definitely had something to do with it, the little melody thing, the animals, the creepy old men talk...

    Jules must have been at a zoo when writing a few of these songs or something.
    onegoodreasonxxon March 27, 2013   Link
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    General CommentIs it gone?
    I hope that nothing's wrong
    Is it gone?
    I hope that nothing's wrong

    It could be the thoughts of the father, wondering about the virginity of the daughter.
    The denial.
    blueprizeon May 23, 2013   Link
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    General CommentThe song is indeed about loosing virginity or being afraid of seeing their daughter with other men, i suppose the strokes wrote to song to show that they are being afraid of their own daughters, before they was the guys who was alone with other peoples daughters and now they are scared of where their daughters been, cause who knows she could be alone with men and they are tired of thinking about it just like the former generation did, even though they thought their (the former next generation) generation will forget about being afraid of their daughters being.
    dolat66300on October 01, 2015   Link
  • -1
    General CommentActually, I believe it is:

    Is it gone?
    I hope that nothing's wrong
    Is it gone?
    I hope that nothing's wrong

    I thought he was stuttering at first too, but it's just a clever placement of emphasis.
    Patrykon March 26, 2013   Link
  • -1
    Song ComparisonSidenote, the verses sound like the Scissor Sisters. Especially the second line of the song.
    Patrykon March 26, 2013   Link

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