“Threat of Joy” – The Strokes [YouTube Official Music Video]


The Strokes “Threat of Joy” Lyrics

Okay, I see how it is now
You don’t have time to play with me anymore
That’s how it goes, I guess
Fuck the rest
Be right there, honey!

I’m gonna take my time to say
Take my time today
I’m gonna take what comes my way
Take what they give me
Yeah, I want my money now
But he is not around
You better hold my money safe
What’s your emergency?

And for the first time in my life
I’m gonna get myself right
Just get into trouble
Be there on the double

Place your bets this time
Just has to let it ride
I tr- I tried to take a roll
But the dice are on parole
I won’t look down your dress
I bet you bend down as a test
I cannot wait to chase it all
Yeah, I saw it in my crystal ball

Friday night is shining like
A secret for a spy
I got a better idea
I’ll bet you on the side
When I get up in your face
You know it’s no surprise
Ah baby, why’s it so hard to read the sentence in my eyes?

And for the first time
Chains on your legs
I spent a while
Then decided on you
My baby doll
You ignored your life
We’ll do it together
I’ll be there whenever

Oh, you took a minute break
And said, “thumbs up, they’re okay.”
I’m going to watch the tidal wave
It’s hard to chase away

Ohh ohh

(Got to chase away)
(Hard to chase away)
(It’s hard to chase away)

Following the release of The Strokes’ most recent EP, Future Present Past, the band have shared the music video for “Threat of Joy,” which is the first music video that they shot together since 2011.

The music video seems as if it’s originally meant for another track from the EP, “Oblivius,” due to a quick fragment of the song that plays in the introduction. Later, it is revealed that the footage for “Oblivius” has been stolen and “Threat of Joy” is taking its place. The narrative includes a SWAT team, exotic island dancers, and a gang of corporate pigs. While the calamity unfolds, Julian Casablancas and the rest of the band manage to casually perform along to the song. The video is odd, mysterious, and gets us hyped up to have The Strokes back in the music scene again.

Future Present Past is out now and available to purchase on Amazon. You can also stream the album for free and read our review right here on Zumic.

For The Strokes’ latest music, news, and tour dates, check out their Zumic artist page.

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