Last night, she said
"Oh, baby, I feel so down
Oh, it turns me off
When I feel left out"
So I, I turned 'round
Oh, baby, don't care no more
I know this for sure
I'm walking out that door

Well, I've been in town for just about fifteen-oh minutes now
Oh, baby, I feel so down
And I don't know why
I keep walking for miles

And say, people, they don't understand
No, girlfriends, they can't understand
Your grandsons, they won't understand
On top of this, I ain't ever gonna understand

Last night, she said
"Oh, baby, don't feel so down
Oh, it turns me off
When I feel left out"
So I, I turned round
Oh, baby, gonna be alright
It was a great big lie
'Cause I left that night, yeah

Oh, people, they don't understand
No, girlfriends, they don't understand
In spaceships, they won't understand
And me, I ain't ever gonna understand

Last night, she said
"Oh, baby, I feel so down
See, it turns me off
When I feel left out"
So I, I turned 'round
Oh, little girl, I don't care no more
I know this for sure
I'm walking out that door
Yeah


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  • +11
    General Commentso it's about a guy with a girlfriend who doesn't stop moaning, he loses patience and in the end just leaves her cos she doesn't shut up. sad? no way. funny? hell yes.

    Last night she said
    "Oh baby don't feel so down"
    Way to turn me off
    When I feel left out
    So I, I turned round,
    "Oh baby gonna be alright"
    It was a great big lie
    'Cause I left that night

    So she's all "Oh baby I feel so down" and keeps offloading on him, telling him how she feels and stuff which wouldn't be a bad thing apart from she's always feeling bad things and OK, it is part of being in a relationship that you have to be there for your partner, listen to them and understand them and offer advice... but offloading is never a good thing and i mean it is always annoying when people don't shut up about their problems - and that's what she's doing, and he gets pissed off and leaves. the lyrics are not meant to be taken seriously, they are amusing, and the light-hearted feel of the song illustrates this. it's amusing cos it's so hilariously bloke-ish - nobody can put up with constant whining! so perhaps there is the sad juxtaposed storyline of how he feels sad and confused and nobody understands because nobody listens, least of all his girlfriend who keeps moaning about her own problems, and that is why he leaves her, but i think it is more likely that this bit:

    Oh people they don't understand
    No girlfriends they can't understand
    On top of this I aint never gonna understand
    In spaceships they won't understand
    And me I ain't ever gonna understand

    is him imitating the girlfriend saying that she thinks nobody understands her problems apart from him, probably in some soppy way, and he's thinking "well i don't understand either so shut up"... ok so maybe there is a deeper meaning to this but i don't think there is. not all songs have to be sad and about internal torment and sorrow and confusion. the song is light-hearted, ironic and amusing and i love it... it is perfect... PERFECT... i mean, no joke, this is my favourite song of all time ever ever ever... even better live... it's just so reminiscent of the happiest times in my life.
    spintasticon July 30, 2006   Link
  • +5
    General CommentThis song is about being depressed and not being to know why. It's a great song because it holds all the implications of being depressed; not having anyone to understand, especially one's self. But sometimes you have to tell someone it'll be fine just for the sake of being nice but knowing deep inside that you're going to have to leave, mentally or physically. The guitars, bass, and drums are suppose(I believe) to convey that obvious subjective perception of being in a social place while feeling like this(depressed). It's a beautiful song because it's so true. It makes me happy that The Strokes can convey this feeling so accurately.
    Ramblingcricketson January 17, 2012   Link
  • +3
    General Commentcomplicated stuff doesnt mean its better
    Chameleonicaon June 22, 2003   Link
  • +2
    General Commentit kinda pisses me off when people say "this song makes me feel so happy!"

    especially when they post it right under the lyrics

    which are so obviously sad and unhappy
    Jurakon May 13, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General Commentgreat song, its good cos theyre not the normal idiot full of rage rcok group that the world is so filled with today (e.g. puddle of mudd) they bring style and actual talent back into the industry. KUDOS to The Strokes!
    chelseaSAVEStheDAYon May 05, 2002   Link
  • +1
    General CommentI think this song's about a guy who just leaves his girlfriend, possibly cause of pregnancy (your grandsons will never understand), and he's saying that people can't understand it, and neither can he. He just doesn't love her anymore.
    gordo245on January 22, 2011   Link
  • 0
    General CommentAt first i thought this was a really old song, man was i wrong or what!
    Tristax!on January 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commentthis song is good...i like their whole album..they sound like they are a rock band from the late 70's
    starstruckon January 13, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General CommentThis song seems to have no meaning at all can someone help me
    wilsona2on January 30, 2002   Link
  • 0
    General Commenti think this song is about some guy whos girlfriend tells him she feels down and so he leaves cause he doesn't care anymore and then is walking around and feels depressed and doesn't know why and people don't understand
    risse_des_feuerson February 03, 2002   Link

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