Hard to Explain Lyrics

The Strokes


publisher: ©Warner/Chappell Music, Inc., BMG RIGHTS MANAGEMENT US, LLC
writers: Julian Casablancas
album: Track 1 in album Is This It
release date: 2001-7-29
popularity : 673 users have visited this page.
length: 3:48
producer: Gordon Raphael
composer: Julian Casablancas
lyricist: Julian Casablancas

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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


Track Listing

  • 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