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The Strokes - The Modern Age

[Verse 1]
Up on a hill, here's where we begin
This little story, a long time ago
Start to pretend, stop pretending
It seems this game is simply never-ending

Oh, in the sun, sun, having fun, it's in my blood
I just can't help it
Don't want you here right now, let me go
Oh, let me g-g-g-g-g-g-g-go

Leaving just in time, stay there for a while
Rolling in the ocean, trying to catch her eye
Work hard and say it's easy, do it just to please me
Tomorrow will be different, so I'll pretend I'm leaving

[Instrumental Bridge]

[Verse 2]
I feel so different now, we trained in avia–
I wish you hadn't stayed, my vision's clearer now, but I'm unafraid
Flying overseas, no time to feel the breeze
I took too many varieties

“The Modern Age” was one of three tracks included on "The Modern Age" EP that prompted a record label bidding war and later appeared on their debut studio album "Is This It". The track is an observation of life’s idiosyncrasies in “modern” times. It stomps like a renegade elephant with bashed kickdrums and turbulent guitar riffs while Casablancas passionately reels off in an unsteady sing-speak that invokes all the right elements of a great rock leadman.