The Strokes: Last Night Meaning
Last Night Lyrics
"Oh baby, I feel so down.
See, it turns me off,
When I feel left out."
So I turned 'round:
Oh baby, don't care no more
I know this for sure,
I'm walkin' out that door
Well, I've been in town for just about fifteen...
anonymous Jan 20th, 02:09 report
Its about a girl he just broke up with because she says he doesn't care about her anymore and then he becomes depressed and wonders about his choice of leaving her.
anonymous Aug 2nd 2012, 22:32 report
It's about his loneliness.
He's describing the angst of a young man born into a life that noone understands, and they don't understand becuase he can't tell them.
He's caught in a world of illusion, and feels he's been born into something he won't ever understand.
It's also a parallel for the existential human condition. It has a double meaning, but he thinks his meaning leaves him in a worse position - and yet ironically better as it is a point of some privilege. That is not true though.
He feel that the people, his girlfriends, his partner, his extra terrestrial friends - virtually everyone (except his parents it seems) don't understand.
But she understands. She actuallly understands the essence, which is love - she can't shut her out just becuase she doesn't understand. She is teaching him that love heals all wounds and brings down all lines of demarcation. That's when he turns around. Love is his saviour.
In that love he can find that it doesn't matter, because humanity is choosing this. It is humanity that choose the sleep, not him, not his family, and not his extra terrestrial friends either.
We all choose the great sleep. It is the mass consciousness that is the master puppeteer - the privileged few were put in that place by them.
They don't understand becuase they don't want to, they don't want to understand the truth becuase taking responsibility for who we are has not been what they wanted.
Once he realised that, he'll understand, and he'll know it's ok - understanding is both underrated and overrated - that's just duality ;)
anonymous Jun 22nd 2012, 11:54 report
I thought it was about impotence
anonymous Jul 18th 2011, 13:34 report
For me the song is about youthful depression, and perhaps the lack of understanding that exists about the condition.
anonymous Jul 3rd 2011, 23:45 report
In my opinion this sing is a break up song and it also means that we will never truly understand the meaning of love
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