What does Last Night mean?

The Strokes: Last Night Meaning

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Last Night Lyrics

Last night, she said:
"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...

  1. anonymous
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    May 13th 2018 !⃝

    Was this by any chance a political statement about fake-news and/or wars? Could it also be about orientation like the generations being more accepting while family members weren't that understanding?

    This interpretation has been marked as poor. view anyway
  2. anonymous
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    Sep 27th 2016 !⃝

    I think it's about how he can't understand her depression, and is so sick of dealing with it, he just ups and leaves

  3. anonymous
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    Mar 19th 2014 !⃝

    I think its about a sociopath who never really cared about the girlfriend in the first place. It was all a lie and nobody understands why he doesn't care or know what love is.

  4. anonymous
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    Jan 20th 2013 !⃝

    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.

  5. anonymous
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    Aug 2nd 2012 !⃝

    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 ;)

  6. anonymous
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    Jun 22nd 2012 !⃝

    I thought it was about impotence

  7. anonymous
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    Jul 18th 2011 !⃝

    For me the song is about youthful depression, and perhaps the lack of understanding that exists about the condition.

  8. anonymous
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    Jul 3rd 2011 !⃝

    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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