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At The Door
The Strokes Lyrics


I can't escape it
Never gonna make it
Out of this in time
I guess that's just fine
I'm not there quite yet
My thoughts, such a mess
Like a little boy
What you running for?

Arrive at the door
Anyone home?
Have I lost it all?

Struck me like a chord
I'm an ugly boy
Holding out the night
Lonely after light
You begged me not to go
Sinking like a stone
Use me like an oar
And get yourself to shore

Bang at the door
Anyone home?
It's just what they do
Right in front of you
Like a cannonball
Slamming through your wall
In their face I saw
What they're fighting for
I can't escape it
I'm never gonna make it to the end, I guess

Struck me like a chord
I'm an ugly boy
Holdin' out the night
Lonely after light
Banging on the door
I don't want to know
Sinking like a stone
So use me like an oar

Hard to fight what I can't see
Not trying to build no dynasty
I can't see beyond this wall
But we lost this game
So many times before

I been on a cold road
I'll be waiting, yeah
I'll be waiting from the other side
Waiting for the tide to rise
I been on a cold road
I'll be waiting, yeah
I'll be waiting from the other side
Waiting for the tide to rise

Lyrics © BMG Rights Management
Written by: Albert Hammond, Fabrizio Moretti, Julian Casablancas, Nick Valensi, Nikolai Fraiture, Paul Vassallo

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Inkyflamingo

Lyrics:

I can't escape it
I'm never gonna make it out of this in time
I guess that's just fine
I'm not there quite yet
My thoughts, such a mess
Like a little boy
What you runnin' for?
Run at the door
Anyone home?
Have I lost it all?
Struck me like a chord
I'm an ugly boy
Holdin' on the night
Lonely after light
You begged me not to go
Sinkin' like a stone
Use me like an oar
And get yourself to shore
Bang at the door
Anyone home?
That's just what they do
Right in front of you
Like a cannonball
Slammin' through your wall
In their face, I saw
What they're fightin' for
I can't escape it
I'm never gonna make it till the end, I guess
Struck me like a chord
I'm an ugly boy
Holdin' on the night
Lonely after light
Bangin' on the door
I don't wanna know
Sinkin' like a stone
So use me like an oar
Onto fight what I can't see
Not tryna build no dynasty
I can't see beyond this wall
But we lost this game so many times before
I've been on a cold road
I'll be waiting
I'll be waiting for the old times
Waiting for the time to pass
I've been on a cold road
I'll be waiting for the old times
Waiting for the time to pass



Jeppe

The video explained, from Wikipedia:
The video was done in the style of 1980s animation and tells several roughly interlinked stories. The stories are:

- The Boy - A young boy is at home while his parents watch TV when a hooded figure appears at the doorway. Subsequently, the boy's parents fight while he sits sadly in a corner, playing with a toy figure of the warrioress from the Megastructure story. The hooded figure is revealed to be Death, who takes the boy along with him on a cosmic journey where they witness the Cosmonaut 1982 story. Death embraces the boy as he cries. The boy enters a doorway to return to his home, where he finds find it empty and long deserted with the implication that his parents are dead. The Boy story was drawn by a team led by Benjy Brooke.

- The Rabbits - During an eclipse of the moon, a group of rabbits flee while another rabbit turns demoniacal. One of the rabbits is trapped in a tunnel and is scarred by the demoniacal rabbit. Subsequently, the scarred rabbit is able to escape from the netting which binds him in the tunnel. The scarred rabbit joins the other rabbits, but the attack has traumatized him as he always fearfully turns around to see what is behind him. The Rabbits story was drawn by a team led by Adam Henderson.

- The Megastructure - On a mechanical planet called the Megastructure, a sinister alien called the Overlord views the Rabbit and Boy stories. A warrior woman imprisoned and tortured by the aliens breaks free of her chains and kills her tormentors. She then hijacks a flying car and goes in pursuit of the Overlord with the intention of killing him, but before she does, the Megastructure explodes, killing everyone. The Megastructure story was drawn by Pablo Gostanian and his 2Veinte studio in Buenos Aires.

- The Celestial Procession - In the depths of outer space a group of hooded aliens march on an ethereal structure before their leader, who is dressed in a style reminiscent of a Chinese empress. The empress activates a power surge, which apparently destroys the Megastructure and opens a doorway. The aliens in the procession enter the doorway and disappear with the implication that they are sacrificing their lives. The Celestial Procession story was drawn by a team led by Adam Sillard.

- Cosmonaut 1982 - In outer space, a Soviet spacecraft surrounded by debris has an alien attached to it while the lifeless body of a cosmonaut floats outside. The spacecraft explodes, killing the alien. It is implied that the cosmonaut sacrificed his life to destroy the alien and prevent the spacecraft from returning to Earth. Afterwards, the wreckage of the spacecraft is sucked into a black hole. The Cosmonaut 1982 story was drawn by Ugo Bienvenu and his Remembers Productions studio in Paris.

The last shot of the video is of the boy wandering his abandoned home before the video cuts away to a shot of a futuristic, edenic place as Casablancas sings about "waiting on the other side". The video's director and writer, Mike Burakoff, explains its meaning as: "There’s a feeling when you are growing up that you are just leaving for a second to go get something, that you’ll be right back. But reality is not the same as a memory, you can’t go back. Something or some time that feels so close to you can be impenetrably far away. It’s a feeling of loss that I get when I think about certain memories from my past. That notion is at the heart of this video… How do these different characters deal with loss? What does it feel like to face the future?"



Lupercal Rising

Man.... this is a masterpiece..

The Celestial Procession scene just gives me this feeling of something so profound happening... it wrenches at my heartstrings and fascinates me all at the same time..

And the little brown rabbit... so sad what happens to him... but he gets away... changed from the experience.. definitely something from Watership Down.. and my dog just so happens to be a little brown pup so seeing him get hurt makes me think of her...

The Starmaiden gets her revenge but at the ultimate price...

And the poor boy... he left with death for a short time... only to realize he's been gone for years...

So sad... so deep... and so beautiful, all of it.

This is my favorite album right now.



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jared kingsley

hadnt heard the strokes in a long time then drew gooden brings up their new-ish music and im blown away at how good julian still is. what a nice way to finish the day

Joseph Wesley

@Charmin Scooby Doo lol

Charmin

what video was it?

zodiark111

lmao that's the only reason I'm here

Joseph Wesley

Are we living the same life?😂

A

LMAO SAME REASON I CAME HERE

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FuriousNinja

this is my neighbor’s favorite song, whether he likes it or not

thefrenchspy81

Lmao. My office neighbors as well. This made my day.

Nick M.

Yes, we've all seen this comment a hundred places before, we know it's not original...

Bron Degen

@Carlton Breezy shiiiiii

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