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Riff: The Strokes – “Call it Fate, Call it Karma”

Mar 27, 2013

Can I waste all your time here on the sidewalk?/Can I stand in your light just for a while?/I’ve waited around and oh no, you are are not around/I made up more time watchin’ you

from Call it Fate, Call it Karma lyrics by The Strokes

Because what else, at the end of a life-hangover of a notebook full of misplaced anger at a bygone mod punk era one can’t quite get back to, than a tinny take on a circus Tom Waits-ish soul attack? Picture a character on a sidewalk wasting hours way and let the melody sedate your anger; [LISTEN].

Riff by Gavin Paul

Gavin Paul is SONGLYRICS' Editor-in-Chief. Chicago-bred, New York-sculpted, his words and ideas have appeared in publications ranging from Spin and Rolling Stone to The Chicago Sun-Times and Arborist News.

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