"You Only Live Once" as written by and Julian Casablancas....
Some people think they're always right
Others are quiet and uptight
Others they seem so very nice nice nice nice (oh-ho)
Inside they might feel sad and wrong (oh no)

Twenty-nine different attributes
Only seven that you like
Twenty ways to see the world (oh-ho)
Twenty ways to start a fight (oh-ho)

Oh don't don't don't get up
I can't see the sunshine
I'll be waiting for you, baby
Cause I'm through
Sit me down
Shut me up
I'll calm down
And I'll get along with you

Oh men don't notice what they got
Women think of that a lot
One thousand ways to please your man (oh-ho)
Not even one requires a plan (I know)

Countless odd religions, too
It doesn't matter which you choose (oh no)
One stubborn way to turn your back (oh-ho)
This I've tried and now refuse (oh-ho)

Oh don't don't don't get up
I can't see the sunshine
I'll be waiting for you, baby
Cause I'm through
Sit me down
Shut me up
I'll calm down
And I'll get along with you
Alright

Shut me up
Shut me up
And I'll get along with you


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"You Only Live Once" as written by Julian Casablancas

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  • +7
    General CommentMusically, the song sounds more like their old stuff and the beginning of the song sounds like Queen’s I Want To Break Free – Which may mean they want to leave their old sound behind, maybe? After this song, it goes straight hardcore into their new sound with Juicebox.

    Lyrically, the song sounds like a praise about Woman – they are so different, and men access them in different ways. Some accesses don’t work but some do.
    bkat004on January 05, 2006   Link

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