"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)

(Time)
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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    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

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