Hard to Explain
The Strokes Lyrics


Was an honest man
Asked me for the phone
Tried to take control
Oh, I don't see it that way
I don't see it that way
We shared some ideas
All obsessed with fame
Says we're all the same
Oh, I don't see it that way
I don't see it that way

Raised in Carolina
I'm not like that
Tryin' to remind her
When we go back

I missed the last bus, I'll take the next train
I'll try but you see, it's hard to explain
I say the right thing, but act the wrong way
I like it right here, but I cannot stay
I watch the TV, forget what I'm told
Well, I am too young, and they are too old
The joke is on you, this place is a zoo
You're right it's true

He says he can't decide
I shake my head to say
Everything's just great
Oh, I just can't remember
I just can't remember

Raised in Carolina
She says, "I'm not like that"
Tryin' to remind her
When we go back

I say the right thing, but act the wrong way
I like it right here, but I cannot stay
I watch the TV, forget what I'm told
Well, I am too young, and they are too old
Oh man, can't you see I'm nervous? So please
Pretend to be nice, so I can be mean
I missed the last bus, we'll take the next train
I'll try but you see, it's hard to explain

Lyrics © Warner Chappell Music, Inc.
Written by: Julian Casablancas

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

XMD5a8000

Probably the best 3:50 of content on this whole site.

My favourite part of this song:
-The no-nonsense mechanical beat
-The super catchy bassline
-The amazingly textured rhythm guitar
-The hypnotic lead guitar
-The passionately delivered vocals
-The simple-yet-evocative lyrics
-The gorgeous pseudo-lofi production
-The awesome Koyaanisqatsi-esque video

Whoops, I just described the whole damn thing!



Kai

Was an honest man
Asked me for the phone
Tried to take control
Oh, I don't see it that way
I don't see it that way
We shared some ideas
All obsessed with fame
Says we're all the same
Oh, I don't see it that way
I don't see it that way

Raised in Carolina
I'm not like that
Tryin' to remind her
When we go back

I missed the last bus, I'll take the next train
I'll try but you see, it's hard to explain
I say the right thing, but act the wrong way
I like it right here, but I cannot stay
I watch the TV, forget what I'm told
Well, I am too young, and they are too old
The joke is on you, this place is a zoo
You're right it's true

He says he can't decide
I shake my head to say
Everything's just great
Oh, I just can't remember
I just can't remember

Raised in Carolina
She says, "I'm not like that"
Tryin' to remind her
When we go back

I say the right thing, but act the wrong way
I like it right here, but I cannot stay
I watch the TV, forget what I'm told
Well, I am too young, and they are too old
Oh man, can't you see I'm nervous? So please
Pretend to be nice, so I can be mean
I missed the last bus, we'll take the next train
I'll try but you see, it's hard to explain



All comments from YouTube:

Henrique Couto

The Strokes are that kind of band that people dont like them quickly, but once go through their music, is the most amazing thing. It's hard to explain

Blue Lightning

I agree. The first time I listen to a strokes song I don’t like it. By the fourth time I love it

ana teresa albano cury

Eu amei à primeira vista! Estranhos e sensíveis como eu.

Diego Meyer

I can agree with two things here, one, the strokes is a band, two, they go through their music. :)

Edgar Romero Legorreta

Speak for urself buddy

Abhishek

Kinda depends upon song. The adults are talking was an instant banger for me.

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Imperial Protocol Droid

This song playing while racing through the streets of Los Santos during a sunset is such an unexplainable vibe.

Matthew Gower

Try it in real life.

o gostoso

Is such an unexplainable vibe that is HARD TO EXPLAIN

NovaResonance

I was wondering why I felt like I've heard this song many times before

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