You sit outside in the dark
And get nicked by the strobe light
While we're playing indoors
We play in a bar
We play in a basement
We play in a room where the mix isn't right

The help at the door
The age to get in
The artist is smug
They don't sound like they did

We're ready to move
The crowd is a stare
If you've got things on your mind
Shake them off!

That's why we have come to collect you bodies
From your lovers, and pause all the suffering
At least start pacing

You're not on the list
You paid to get in
Your boyfriend is mad
It was something you did

In concert tonight
The bass drum is quick
If you've got things on your mind
Shake them off!


Lyrics submitted by christa

In Concert song meanings
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    General Commentits been reported to say that he says in the breakdown the meaning of life

    no no im kidding but does anyone but me hear a little glass danse in this song?
    postmodernchrison July 23, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentfuckin A.
    everytime I hear this song, I want to dance.
    xedenxon March 15, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General CommentSeriously, I'd have to agree with you on that one. When they preformed this song when I saw them, I think I lost all control!
    H-I-Mon May 06, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentdanse!
    stoplayinguitaron June 19, 2003   Link
  • 0
    General Commentyeh, what a fucking song. this is the kinda thing that should be playing in clubs all over the world, all the time. glass danse too.
    witty_referenceon July 05, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti cant even tell anyone how this song makes me feel its so up beat and hjfskhfwepe asjgfhweijwpejdas
    its just rad is all.
    love it
    thestrokes neaton December 10, 2004   Link
  • 0
    General CommentLyrics are kind of innacurate.
    Love the intro riff to this song.
    thebennieboion November 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThought about it, and this may not only be about them being in concert, but it may also be a metaphor of drugs or sex.

    Its a possibility, its a pretty simply topic of writing, "Hey, we're good in concert."
    But it may also be a complete metaphor to a drug or something.
    thebennieboion November 09, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentif you've got things on your mind
    shake em off !
    let uss be freeon January 08, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentwhat the fuck does he say in the breakdown.. "the crowd... show their support..... the just compare what they see on stage to what they hear at home in their own basements..." is all I know.
    fedorkmeon April 03, 2007   Link

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