Barely Legal

Album: Is This It (2001)
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  • I didn't take no shortcuts
    I spent the money that I saved up
    Oh, mama runnin' outta luck
    Like my sister, don't give a fuck

    I wanna steal your innocence
    To me, my life, it don't make sense
    Those strange manners, I love 'em so
    "Why won't you wear your new trench coat?"

    I should've worked much harder
    I should've just not bothered
    I never show up on weekdays
    That's something that you learned yesterday

    Drive you to work, you will be on time
    These little problems they're not yours and mine
    Come on and 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 to turn you around
    Oh, 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 beginning
    It all works somehow in the end
    The things we did, the things you hide
    For the record it's between you and I

    Oh, I didn't take no shortcuts
    I spent the money that I saved up
    Oh, mama runnin' outta luck
    Like my sister, don't give a fuck

    I wanna steal your innocence
    To me, my life, it just don't make any sense
    Those strange manners, I love 'em so
    "Why won't you wear your new trench coat?"

    I just want to misbehave
    I just want to be your slave
    Oh, you ain't never had nothing 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 beginning
    It all works somehow in the end
    The things we did, the things you hide
    And for the record, it's between you and I Writer/s: Julian Casablancas
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management
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