"When It Started" as written by and Julian Casablancas....
Won't decide, but he won't debate
Said, "thanks my friend," but he was too late
Oh why, oh why
I don't know

So you think things move pretty fast down here
Well just wait my dear 'till you look up there
Oh maybe someday you'll know

Had his second kid, was an early night
Got to be well dressed 'cause he hates to fly
Oh loves his job, takes it home

Anything they wanted
They could have it, have it
Didn't even notice
I don't mind it, mind it

Won't decide, but he won't debate
Said, "thanks my friend, thought that we was dead"
Oh why, oh why
I don't know

Think things move pretty fast down here
But just wait my dear 'till we get up there
Oh maybe someday they'll know

Come on tell me does she warm the room
When he comes
Or does he just know how to leave
When it gets cold

Well I don't care, I don't care
Cause it's free


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"When It Started" as written by Julian Casablancas

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  • +2
    General Commenti think its about julians family. i think "loves his job, takes it home" is talking about how his dad (the guy that runs a modeling agency or something) took his "job" home by marrying julian's mother, who was miss denmark... ?
    jazzy88on April 07, 2005   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think it goes:

    Tell me does he warm the
    Room when he comes
    Or does he just know how to leave
    When it gets cold
    reDuston April 01, 2014   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song, along with the rest of the strokes. my two cents =)
    firewitch29on May 10, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentIn the lyrics I'm pretty he says " was an eye for an eye" ...in place of the Question marks. Not sure tho. Anyway this song kicks.
    JayManon June 15, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI always thought "was an early night" filled in over the question marks, because of the job & family references surrounding it.
    middleheadon May 06, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Comment2nd fav. song

    this song is so under-rated

    anyways i love it
    thestrokes neaton December 10, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti love this song
    Whatsername1251on January 30, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti forgot how this song goes,anyways,i know i love this
    song, i love every 1 of their songs, well...except that
    song,'Someday'. have you seen the video 2 that song?it just kill it & burries it 4 me.(sorry) but hey, that's just me!
    ThestrokesLuVeRon July 18, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commentahh someday is great..! all their songs are great...
    purplehazereptiliaon July 21, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General CommentHow could anyone not like Someday???
    are_u_inon August 05, 2005   Link

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