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Azealia Banks
Written by Julian Casablancas
Produced by Lindbergh Palace
Length 03:55

"Barely Legal" is a song by The Strokes from their album, "Is This It". It references a girl who just reached the legal sexual age. The original song includes simple upbeat drumming similar to a drum machine's output and guitars in the style of Britpop.

Background[]

Azealia Banks' cover of the song premiered on the "George FM Breakfast" interview on February 28th, 2013. The cover was originally posted on her official SoundCloud page.

Lyrics[]

I didn't take no shortcuts
I spent the money that I saved up
Oh, mama's runnin' out of luck
Feel like my sisters don't give a fuck
I wanna steal your innocence
To me, my life, it just don't make any sense
Stranger manners, why I love 'em so
Why won't you wear your new trench coat?

I just want to turn you down
I just want to turn you around
Oh, you ain't never had nothin' I wanted
But I want it all
I just can't figure out
Nothing

(Um, here we go)

And all together it went well
We may pretend we were best friends
Then he says, "Oh, you're a freak"
He ordered me to make mistakes
Together again like the beginnin'
It all works somehow in the end
The things we did, the things you hide
For the record, just between you and I

I didn't take no shortcuts
I spent the money that I saved up
Oh, mama's runnin' out of luck
Feel like my sisters don't give a fuck
I wanna steal your innocence
To me, my life, it just don't make any sense
Stranger manners, why I love 'em so
Why won't you wear your new trench coat?

I just want to misbehave
I just want to be your slave
Oh, you ain't never had nothing I wanted
But I want it all
And I just can't figure out
Nothing

And all together it went well
We may pretend we were best friends
Then he says, "Oh, you're a freak"
He ordered me to make mistakes
Together again like the beginnin'
It all works somehow in the end
The things we did, the things you hide
For the record, just between you and I

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