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The Strokes - Soma

[Verse 1]
Soma is what they would take when
Hard times opened their eyes
Saw pain in a new way
High stakes for a few names
Racing against sunbeams
Losing against fig trees
In your eyes

And I am
And go
In your eyes
See, I am
And go
In your eyes

Let's go

[Verse 2]
When I saw her for the first time
Lips moved as her eyes closed
Heard something in his voice
"And I'll be there," he says
Then he walks out
Somehow he was trying
Too hard to be like them

“Soma' was the name of the imaginary "ideal pleasure drug” in Aldous Huxley’s novel "Brave New World" (1932). Its chemistry and pharmacology are undefined. As described, the drug resembles a hangoverless tranquilliser or an opiate.