"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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    General Commentwow im pretty sure this song is about settling down with his wife juliet and how he wants to settle down now. the title refers to what you are thinking before you go into the big gamble of marriage...you only live once...you only get married once. the lines"Oh, 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"

    they all refer to how he wants a woman to whip him into shape and start this new life with her. He has had a problem with alcohol in the past and he needed her to shut him up and sit him down and calm down .
    liv4caligrlon April 17, 2006   Link

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