Electricityscape Lyrics - The Strokes

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Oh with strangers to impress so near
Old friends don't realize I'm here
I wish two drinks were always in me
I'd pretend I had the perfect ear

Take me to the water
Make me understand
That I was wrong

For me tomorrow is my first day
So please don't tempt me in the wrong way

It's almost after midnight
I can see the city lights, we're here.

Change your mind tonight
You belong to the city now
and you're closer now, I know
'You belong on the radio'

I swear I'll give it back tomorrow
But for now I think that I'll just borrow
All the chords from that song
And all the words from that other song I heard
Yesterday

Change your mind tonight
You belong to the city now
And you're closer now, I know
'You belong on the radio'

I will not disturb you
I was just returning you the compliment




Writer: MCVEY, ROBERT DUNCAN
Lyrics © Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.



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AAA STOP! | Reviewer: Lealisa | 4/7/11

I'm tired of reading all the time about every song being about julian's drinking problem! he himself said most of the times lyrics are just lyrics, so no, not every single one of his songs refers to his ex alcoholism. sorry but I've read it in almost every freaking strokes song



re: decent...plagerism | Reviewer: Dorian | 3/28/08

ummm...i don't think he's saying he literally took chords and lyrics from another song to make strokes songs. i think he's talking about a time when his writing was starting to suffer from drinking and drugs back during the making of "Room on Fire". i think he's retelling a kind of intervention that was attempted by the rest of the band back in '03. and someone is confronting him about his addictions and telling him his songs are starting to sound like everyone else's. because of his drug abuse he's dulling his creative senses. maybe? that's how i took it anyway. and then someone important to him probably told him he shouldn't let the band break up and just get sober instead because "you belong on the radio". and he agrees with them and says "i was just returning you a compliment" by writing this song.



electricityscape | Reviewer: Anonymous | 10/2/07

I wish two drinks were always in me
I'd pretend I had the perfect ear

Take me to the water
Make me understand
That I was wrong

For me tomorrow is my first day
So please don't tempt me in the wrong way


this song is about Julian's drinking problem, and how shortly after Reptilia the band nearly broke up because of it, he's asking for the support of the band, to help him understand he was wrong, don't tempt him.



Great song! | Reviewer: Anonymous | 8/22/07

Actually this song is my favorite from F.I.E.!!!
Great singing(as always), nice harmony, in one word- HIT!



Decent... plagerism? | Reviewer: Briana | 2/15/07

I'm a fan of the strokes... I just got their F.I.E album (I know I'm late). I was kind of noticing the lyrics often contain pieces where they admit they don't have anything to write in a song. This one says they heard the cords from another song... I was actually thinking that before I heard that section of the lyrics. Overall this song is average. Not really memorable.





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