15 Minutes
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15 Minutes is the 11th song of the 3rd album of The Strokes: First Impressions of Earth


It was all just a dream, Oh no

Yet I wish it was real

All my pets they were there and they smiled

Take a shit, it was fine

Everybody's so inviting

They've got it in for me I know

It's not that I don't really love you

It's just that I don't really know

The hateful things you think you want to say

Time will turn them into jokes (Yup.)

Yes, it was all just a dream, Oh no

Was it real? I don't know

(I hope so...)

Here we go. Can I play? Can I watch?

He would like one more night in your life

I saw worlds, they don't stop. They're like us.

They go fast, like a sun that's been shot.

Everybody at the party

Shouldn't worry if I'm there

Everybody at the party

Shouldn't worry what they wear

Cause today they'll talk about us

And tomorrow they won't care

This whole life,

Is it a dream? I can't tell

I got up, then I waved, then I fell

I recall you were all there with me

Overjoyed and at peace

First time around

Second took so long

Third time's a charm

Circle of fourths

Five days to rehearse

Six to make it work

Seven notes in a scale

Eight in some countries

Nine in fancy keys

Ten years we've been friends

Eleven seconds to hell

And of course,

Twelve major chords.