Riff: The Strokes – “One Way Trigger”

Jan 29, 2013

Show me what to say, show me what to be…settle down, out of town/find a dream, shut it down

from One Way Trigger lyrics by The Strokes

Much will be said about this new single – that the synth-line bites off “Take on Me” by A-ha (which is half-true), and that it’s a huge departure from their garage-rock roots. Well, this shift fits the message – they’re readying themselves to leave rock and “settle down with a home and a dog.”

Riff by Karl Ernest

Karl is a Seattle-based musician and writer at SONGLYRICS; a veteran of both east and west-coast scenes, he has performed with the likes of The Ying Yang Twins, David Arquette, Wynton Marsalis, among others. But he's no stranger to seedy dives or house shows, either.

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