Reptilia

Album: Room On Fire (2003)
Charted: 17
  • He seemed impressed by the way you came in
    "Tell us a story, I know you're not boring"
    I was afraid that you would not insist
    "You sound so sleepy, just take this, now leave me"

    I said, please don't slow me down if I'm going too fast
    You're in a strange part of our town

    Yeah, the night's not over, you're not trying hard enough
    Our lives are changing lanes, you ran me off the road
    The wait is over, I'm now taking over
    You're no longer laughing, I'm not drowning fast enough

    Now every time that I look at myself
    "I thought I told you, this world is not for you"
    The room is on fire as she's fixing her hair
    "You sound so angry, just calm down, you found me"

    I said please don't slow me down if I'm going too fast
    You're in a strange part of our town

    Yeah, the night's not over, you're not trying hard enough
    Our lives are changing lanes, you ran me off the road
    The wait is over, I'm now taking over
    You're no longer laughing, I'm not drowning fast enough Writer/s: Julian Casablancas
    Publisher: BMG Rights Management
    Lyrics licensed and provided by LyricFind

Comments: 8

  • Sarah from Yuba City, CaI'm kind of ashamed to say that i first heard this song on Guitar Hero...Even though everyone sees Is This It as their huge triumph, I always favored Room on Fire more. Even though Is This It is one of the greatest albums i've ever heard. Room on Fire has always been a little more sentimental to me i guess. Anyway...this is a fantastic song with some amazing lyrics. I don't see what's not to like... :)
  • Xavier from Schenectady, NyMorgan... so true
  • Juliette from Sydney, --This is a great song!
    And the Strokes don't sound like every band out there, they have much better songs than the majority of modern music.
    "go back to the year these guys wrote this album and try to find someone that sounded like that before they wrote it."
    exactly.
  • Craig from Arkansas, Arhaha, yea all bands sound like the strokes. milosh. NOT. go back to the year these guys wrote this album and try to find someone that sounded like that before they wrote it.
  • Morgan from Hanover, MdWhen I know someone does not like me and tries to ruin my life I think of the lyrics to this song.
  • Anonymous from Somewhere, CaThis song became pretty popular because of Guitar Hero, but if people are actually into this kind of music they should check out some of The Strokes other music.
  • Patrick from Portland, MeI love this song, though. It is just so catchy
  • Milosh from Novi Sad, YugoslaviaI had to do a cover of this song.Which apparently is the reason I don`t like it now,or is it because the band sounds like a sell-out?yeh,probably that..New bands all sound like that..
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