Tourist Lyrics

Julian Casablancas

publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc.
writers: Julian Casablancas
album: Track 8 in album Phrazes for the Young
release date: 2009-10-30
popularity : 14 users have visited this page.
genres: Electronic Rock Pop
styles: Alternative Rock/Electro/Pop Rock
length: 5:03

Cover Art

Julian Casablancas Phrazes for the Young cover art
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I wish that clouds could hold me up like I thought as a child growing up
I wish I could sound as soothing as the rainfall
But I am only a drop from the storm.

I feel like a tourist out in the country
Once this whole world was all countryside
Feel like a tourist in the big city
Soon I will simply evaporate

They took the strings up north, the drums down south
After they crossed Afghanistan a long time ago
You're shuffling your feet into the next dimension
Soon skyscrapers will be everywhere

I feel like a tourist lost in the suburbs
Soon the whole world will be urban sprawl
Feel like a land lover out on the ocean
Feel like a teardrop streaming off your chin

Some will bet against you, try even to prevent you
But not many can stop you man, if you got a perfect plan
Can they possibly try, I demand to know why they would doubt you?
In this hand, a thousand generations

Feel like a tourist out in the desert
So hot it feels like the Devil's breath
Feel like a tourist out in the swampland
This world is just patches of water and land
Everywhere I go I'm a tourist,
But if you stay with me, I'll always be at home

Track Listing

CD 1
  • 1 Out of the Blue
  • 2 Left & Right in the Dark
  • 3 11th Dimension
  • 4 4 Chords of the Apocalypse
  • 5 Ludlow St.
  • 6 River of Brakelights
  • 7 Glass
  • 8 Tourist