THE STROKES – Paranoid Brilliance – Here’s ‘FEAR OF SLEEP’…

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The Strokes‘ third studio album ‘First Impressions Of Earth’ released in 2006 is, to my ears, their second best LP (after their debut of course) and ‘Fear Of Sleep’ (track 10) the best piece of adrenalin rock they ever recorded. The intensity of Julian Casablancas‘ voice (he turned 37 yesterday) is enormous. A song about paranoia performed with a paranoid drive by a band capable of crushing anything that tries to slow them down and a frontman on the edge of madness. Brilliant stuff !

How did anybody find out where I was?
How did anybody find that out?
I was hiding from the world, I was a squirrel
But you chopped down my tree to get my fur

Fear of sleep, fear of sleep, the fear of sleep
Fear of sleep, fear of sleep, fear of sleep
Oh fear of sleep, can’t you wait, I’m not done
Fear of sleep, here you come, fall asleep, fall asleep, fall asleep

You’re no fun, you’re no fun
You’re no fun, you’re no fun, you’re no fun
You’re no fun, you’re no fun
You’re no fun, you’re no fun, you’re no fun

I guess everybody’s week must have been pretty rough
‘Cause everybody is drunk, loud and pissed off
I know you hate to be impressed with someone else, other than yourself
But you know trying to hold back on being an asshole helps

Fear of sleep, fear of sleep, fear of sleep
Fear of sleep, where’d you go? Fear of sleep
Oh fear of sleep, so you know, I’m not done
Here we go, here you come, fall asleep, fall asleep, fall asleep

You’re no fun, you’re no fun
You’re no fun, you’re no fun, you’re no fun
You’re no fun, you’re no fun
You’re no fun, you’re no fun, you’re no fun

TheStrokes

The Strokes – Website

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