Tourist

Album: Phrazes For The Young (2009)
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  • In an interview with Pitchfork Media the comment was made to Casablancas that this song sounds like it's as if he feels there's no place he can call home. He replied: "Yeah, I've been thinking that lately. Especially since New York is like one bar/restaurant/Whole Foods/Starbucks thing now. You used to have a range of neighborhoods but now there's like two cool streets in Manhattan. Somewhere between Lower East Side and Chinatown there's the 'old vibe.' That's what 'Ludlow St' is about, too - that feeling of 'what is your home?' It's like where you grew up is an illusion because it changes so much."

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