The Strokes - Soma
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Great Rock Songs That Reference Classic Books
19. The Strokes - Soma
The Strokes' Soma is taken from the imaginary name for the hallucinogenic drug used to calm the masses in Aldous Huxley's 1937 novel, Brave New World. From the very first lyrics the New York band reference an ongoing theme of the book: "Soma is what they would take when/Hard times opened their eyes". The name was also used for the Smashing Pumpkins track of the same name, from their Siamese Dream album.