No choice now, it's too late
Let him go, he gave up
I gave up
Lisa says, "Take time for me"
Dropping him down to his knees
Ah, chest down

Take me away
See I've got to explain
Things, they have changed
In such a permanent way
Life seems unreal
Can we go back to your place?
Oh, "You drink too much"
Makes me drink just the same

People tried, felt so right
Giving themselves good advice
Looking down sometimes felt nice

He knows it's justified to kill to survive
He then in dollars makes more dead than alive
Let's suck more blood, let's run three hours a day
The world is over but I don't care 'cause

I am with you
Now I've got to explain
Things, they have changed
In such a permanent way
Life seems unreal
Can we go back to your place?
"You drink too much"
Makes me drink just the same

The first time, it happened too fast
The second time, I thought it would last

We all like it a little different


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  • +3
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    the drink and drugs make his eyes so sexy. he is just plain sexy theres no other word for it.

    penny_lane87on September 18, 2004   Link
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    first of all. why would you want them to be sober? its rock n roll. that's what rock n roll is. sex and drugs. second off. why would tight pants make him gay? again... it's rock n roll. would you rather him be wearing baggy cargo pants or something?

    strokes are good.

    thehappysongon February 24, 2005   Link
  • +2
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    Cunnilingus. That's what it is about

    AdamLoweon July 21, 2010   Link
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    To me this song sounds like it's about at couple that are broken up, and their first time together was good but for some reason didn't click, so they eventually break up. Then get back together and even though they he is in love something doesn't feel right and the relationship ends. "the first time, it happened too fast. The second time, I thought it would last."

    MaddDog86on March 08, 2011   Link
  • +2
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    I think you are all fucking wrong!

    luv2disputeon May 21, 2011   Link
  • +2
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    These lyrics are rather a collage of some thoughts than something with linear meaning. Agree with the comment below.

    BrokenDickon August 25, 2012   Link
  • +1
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    Great song by a great band. Damn MTV for nearly ruining them. DAMN MTV!! Plus Casablancas drinks and does all sorts of drugs, not that that's bad, its just I wonder what he's like sober ... anyway, I love this song.

    saneon May 03, 2002   Link
  • +1
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    this song is so fuckin awesome and MTV better not ruin i'll kick there ass!

    strokeschic222on June 18, 2002   Link
  • +1
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    Fuck MTV!!! They ruin everything that's right with world! Fuck all the pop lemmings that say they like the songs just cause they're played on MTV, not cause they actually get the music or even appreciate it!

    alohaparadiseon July 22, 2002   Link
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    when it come to the strokes most of the time im just like fuck the lyrics the music is already fucking awesome by itself you know? sometimes i wonder if when they write certain songs it means nothing - its just to simply rock out? well thats my opinion - what u think?

    greenchristineon March 30, 2006   Link

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