Wednesday, January 20, 2016

Hard to Explain by The Strokes

Was an honest man
Asked me for the phone
Tried to take control

Oh, I don't see it that way
I don't see it that way

Oh, we shared some ideas
All obsessed with fame
Says we're all the same

Oh, I don't see it that way
I don't see it that way

Raised in Carolina
"I'm not like that"
Trying to remind her
When we go back

I missed the last bus, I'll take the next train
I try but you see, it's hard to explain
I say the right things, but act the wrong way
I like it right here, but I cannot stay
I watch the TV; forget what I'm told
Well, I am too young, and they are too old
The joke is on you, this place is a zoo
"You're right it's true"

Says he can't decide
I shake my head to say
Everything's just great

Oh, I just can't remember
I just can't remember

Raised in Carolina, she says:
" I'm not like that"
Trying to remind her
When we go back

I say the right things but act the wrong way
I like it right here but I cannot stay
I watch the TV; forget what I'm told
Well, I am too young, and they are too old
Oh, man, can't you see I'm nervous, so please
Pretend to be nice, so I can be mean
I miss the last bus, we take the next train
I try but you see, it's hard to explain

THERE'S A LOT THAT I JUST CANT EXPLAIN... AND THE OLDER I GET I FIND THAT I CAN EXPLAIN LESS AND LESS

3 comments:

Dan Tschirhart said...

This reminds me of the blissfully ignorant days of our youth and how we were so determined that we would do things differently, and answer to no one!

It would be cool if, once we hit 50, we aged physically backwards and became young again

I would like another crack at my teenage years

Wouldn't that be fun?

Aaron Vattano said...

This song is illogical. The verses make zero sense. Jiberish. When I was younger I would have said this song was a beautiful. I would have said it was a wonderful sad song of a person who has grown older and is longing for the days of youth. When I was an even younger man I would have found it inspirational. But the older I get the less moved I am by anything. So I now stand by my original statement. Total jibberish. Humbug.

Pirate Aggro said...

You make me very glad songime is ending wit your carbon copy response.