Album: Room On Fire (2003)
Charted: 7
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  • This song is about the moments just before sex, and how you lose some innocence in that brief time. The title reflects a typical time on a clock during a sexual encounter because many people check the time just as lovemaking begins. >>
    Suggestion credit:
    Bertrand - Paris, France
  • Nick Valensi managed to painstakingly create the sound of a synthesized keyboard with his guitar for this song. However when a friend heard it, he responded with crushing logic, "Why didn't he just play a keyboard?"
  • Valensi reportedly blew out multiple amplifiers while trying to achieve the keyboard-like guitar tone on this song.
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Comments: 4

  • Layton from Paris, TxI thought Room on fire was amazing, even better than Is This It...and that's saying something! Both awesome albums.
  • Susan from Toronto, CanadaI know girls who are Julian Casablancas fans who think the line "Friday nights have been lonely" could never be true for Julian Casablancas!
  • Jed Humanoid from Lake Oswego, OrCouldn't possibly disagree with you more, Jonathan. I think that this song is great, and Room on Fire stands as the Strokes' best album.
  • Jonathan from Thame, EnglandI wasn't too keen on this when it came out, or indeed the Room on Fire album (excluding Reptilia).
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