"Modern Girls & Old Fashion Men (with The Strokes)" as written by and Julian Casablancas....
You were
Modern girls always have to go (Right on time)
Old-fashioned men always want a mistress (You were right)
Modern girls always get their way (I was wrong)
Modern men dream of what they can't say (That's alright)
Right? Right? Right? Right? Right?
I don't belong (I don't belong)

Why you gotta say it if you know it's something wrong? (Why're you sitting over there?)
Says that he'll apologize and it won't take too long
Well, you don't wanna trust nobody else (Always thinking 'bout yourself)

There's a few things that are gonna have to change (I'm your son)
Everyone has the same opinion (Won't you please?)
Your time is almost over (Don't be mean)
We won't get the chance to do this over (That's alright)
Right? Right? Right? Right? Right?
I don't belong (I don't belong)

I don't want the imprint of your key upon my nose (Why're you sitting over there?)
You don't have to tell no one 'cause no one wants to know
That you don't have no happiness at all (Always thinking 'bout yourself)

Oh yes, we're falling down
Oh yes, we're falling down
Oh yes, we're falling down
Oh yes, we're falling down
Oh yes, we're falling down
Oh yes, we're falling down
Oh yes, we're falling down
So fucking help me up

Always thinking 'bout yourself (You don't love me)
Always thinking 'bout yourself (I am an animal)
Always thinking 'bout yourself (I am not practical)

Was I?

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"Modern Girls & Old Fashion Men" as written by Julian Casablancas

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  • +2
    General CommentThis song is great! It does sound like us nowa days. Them voicing at the same time brings up the whole argument idea. Could be between a couple or even the entire different genders. Regina not having as many lines seems like a representation of the importance of women in the eyes of men, and it also seems like they're calling each other out. I think everything they're saying is right, only they're both looking at it from their own side. They both always think about themselves. The male is trying to analyze everything while not giving a crap about what anyone else has to think or say, and the woman, as the song goes on, realizes it but then only plays the victim and being sarcastic which is equally unintelligent. Then the end of the song is the best! We don't know who their directing their question towards, they could be questioning themselves which could be the end of all that nonsense, and it leaves us with that, with the rest of their lives being a mystery for them as they both take a step out of their old ways, together as human beings. It ALSO, could be a regress, them questioning each other and having the whole song start over. Both of these things happen all the time, beautiful beautiful song.
    mirrorbearon June 19, 2011   Link
  • +1
    General CommentHe is taking about his nose. not feet. the imprint of your key upon my nose refers to snorting cocaine off of a key, or taking a key bump. thats why the line is followed with, you dont have to tell no one cause no one wants to know.. talking about coke. the strokes loved to party when they were writing these songs..
    theadult99on July 28, 2010   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is great. reminds me of an arguement between a couple who are in love but really shouoldn't be together and neither of them have the guts to admit it. Instead, they keep arguing and arguing.
    ihaveapenon December 28, 2005   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti agree with you, ihaveapen. but y'know..julian+regina dated after they recorded this song..hmm.
    xnessaxon April 06, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI think this song is actually called Post Modern Girls...
    King of Some Islandon July 08, 2006   Link
  • 0
    General Commentno its not
    danj0on February 01, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti agree with king of some island...

    and i think that this song is about a couple and they dont belong togheter anymore but they still love each other...
    in other words: they are confused because they love and hate at the same time
    tocaeltimbreon July 15, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General CommentI love this song, and yes it is called Modern Girls and Old-Fashion Men. and agree about the whole love and hate at the same time thing.
    viarockgirlon October 14, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti like it when regina goes "dont be mean"
    it makes me smile
    leopoardprintgirlon October 29, 2007   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthat reminds me of
    Mac Dre - S.T.U.P.I.D
    Matt Holckon October 29, 2007   Link

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