When on top of me
You look this way
Saying to me that I would say
Every little creature that lived along
Time gets enough
To get him to sit right down

And I try to reach her
And I'm not there
Yes I and I have said
All the little people, they're in your way
A little treasure, someone, keep out of this, oh...

And I'm tired but I'm older
And I said that I was wrong
And I'm not going that way
See, I ain't going that way
And I'm not going that way
And I'm not going that way

And I touch it all
It in your face
Bringing it down, and it's past his visit
All the little people that ran around
I'm going to touch them with someone that's underground!

And he outsprung the corpse to life
And all the town was all outdoor
Finally a part of a something to do
I'll show them all
Oh, back home...

As a child I overheard
And I'm not going that way
And I'm not going that way
I'm not going that way
Cause I'm always on your side in...

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A Minor 4-4 song meanings
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    General Comment-One of the songs from the April 29th 2000 show, the Arlene Grocery gig. Was abandoned shortly thereafter.
    wasp2020on May 29, 2005   Link
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    General CommentUH, THIS SONG IZ ALIVE? 4 HOW LONG? OUT! 4:00 AM 6/19/05
    ThestrokesLuVeRon June 19, 2005   Link
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    General CommentFor clarification, there are some multiple version of their unreleased songs, with some different lyrics.

    A Minor 4-4 has the Brownie's concert recording, and the Arlene Grocery recording, and they're both wildly different.

    Sagganuts has both Brownie's and Arlene grocery's recordings too, and they have slightly different lyrics.

    In Her Prime and The Rhythm Song are on their 2000 Demo, a brownie recording, and an Arlene Grocery recording for each, but they're all generally the same from each other.
    wasp2020on June 21, 2005   Link
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    ThestrokesLuVeRon July 15, 2005   Link
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    General CommentAlso, the lyrics to the time they played it at Brownie's, a few months earlier:

    In back of the room
    In the back --------
    He could kill them all
    But he's just out the back
    Run like a jungle
    Should he swift like a fire
    And get inside while the others go by

    Run Run Run!!
    As fast as you can run when you can't hide
    Said that we could call each other, A-OK
    Run Run Run!!
    Don't you even know that I am yours?

    I don't know
    Why I'd go
    It's alright

    I'm going on my way, yeah...
    I'm tired of being alone, yeah...
    And it's on all night, yeah...
    And after, and after,
    That's what I said

    Give him what he came for
    Let him on the roof
    He's got five on his ---- and offside
    But hell he's always doomed
    He said

    Run Run Run!
    As fast as you can run when you can't hide
    And live long, as it's A-OK
    Run Run Run!
    Don't you even know that I am yours?

    Oh please...
    And I try, try

    And I'm going on my way, yeah
    And tired of being alone, yeah
    And I can't go on, yeah
    And after, and after...
    wasp2020on July 31, 2005   Link
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    General CommentOops, sorry, that was for Sagganuts.

    Here's A Minor 4-4...

    And it's on my way
    And I'll be brave
    Living ----- in another day
    But I try to be the man I was
    And you and I ain't got any of the things that I have,
    Uh uh...

    So far away
    The favourite son
    He walks around without a gun
    The way back home -----------
    Don't need to try and spoil - he won't survive
    Move on...

    As a child I overheard
    And I'm not going that way
    He said "I'm not going that way"...oh shit
    As his hands ---- I'm away
    ---- and ask for a friend
    You see that I'm not going to him

    And my hands like you
    But I'm not there
    ------------- is what I am
    I made another people that let me free
    And it's all that I want
    That's right!

    And we'll leave your hand and it's not true
    A shaking man and it's God with you
    He said "I'm the one who's gonna set him free
    I'm the one who's gonna pull through for me
    That's right!"

    As his child I overheard
    And I'm not going that way
    And I'm not going that way
    In your mind I will be
    Alone and afraid like I used to be...
    Put your hands and I'll be way
    And I'm not going that way
    And I'm not going that way
    And I'll always stay up on your
    Whoa-oh, whoa-oh, whoa-oh...
    wasp2020on July 31, 2005   Link
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    General Commentthe brownies version isnt have as good as the arlene grocery one.. the sound quality is much much better on the arlene grocery recording
    mojo_pinon October 19, 2005   Link
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    General CommentDefintiely agree, but the Brownie's version does have that kickass solo.
    wasp2020on January 13, 2006   Link
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    General Commentthe guitar is sick balls
    inthexeveningsunon July 17, 2006   Link
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    General CommentxD awesome song.
    strokes_loveron January 13, 2007   Link

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