The Strokes - Barely Legal Lyrics

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I didn't take no shortcuts
I spent the money that I saved up
Aw mama runnin' out of luck
Well like my sister don't give a ****

I want to steal your innocence
To me my life it don't make sense
Your strange manners, I love you so
Why won't you wear your new trench coat

I should've worked much harder
I should have just not bothered
I never show up on weekdays
Somethin' that you learned yesterday

Drive you to work, you'll be on time
Your little problems, they're not yours they're mine
Come on listen to what I say
I've got some secrets that'll make you stay

I just want to turn you down
I just want a turn you around
You ain't never had nothin' I wanted but
I want it all, I just can't figure out
Nothin'

And all together it went well
We made pretend we were best friends
Then she said "Oh you're a freak"
They ordered me to make mistakes

Together again, like the beginnin'
It all works somehow in the end
The things we did the thing you hide
But for the record it's between you and I

I didn't take no shortcuts
I spent the money that I saved up
Aw mama runnin' out of luck
Well like my sister don't give a ****

I want to steal your innocence
To me my life it just don't make any sense
Your strange manners I love them so
Why won't you wear your new trench coat

I just want to misbehave
I just want to be your slave
You ain't never had nothin' I wanted but
I want it all, I just can't figure out
Nothin'

And all together it went well
We made pretend we were best friends
Then she said "Oh I can wait"
They ordered me to make mistakes

Together again, like the beginnin'
It all works somehow in the end
The things we did the thing you hide
But for the record it's between you and I
Track Listing
CD 1
  • 1 Is This It
  • 2 The Modern Age
  • 3 Soma
  • 4 Barely Legal
  • 5 Someday
  • 6 Alone, Together
  • 7 Last Nite
  • 8 Hard to Explain
  • 9 New York City Cops
  • 10 Trying Your Luck
  • 11 Take It or Leave It


  • Credits
    publisher: ©BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
    writers: Julian Casablancas
    album: Track 4 in album Is This It
    release date: 2001-7-29
    popularity : 191 users have visited this page.
    genres: Rock Pop
    styles: Alternative Rock/Garage Rock/Indie Rock
    length: 3:59
    producer: Gordon Raphael
    composer: Julian Casablancas
    lyricist: Julian Casablancas
    Album Information
    label: RCA
    country(area): Australia
    format: CD
    barcode: 0078636804521
    script: Latin