III

1.
Donna
Lyrics
X

It’s not the words you say but how you say it
I saved a picture where your hair was braided
They found your wallet in the cemetery
You told your daughter she was ordinary

You hate the name Junior
your husband loved his computers
Your mother never was one
the eldest of seven children

If you don’t have it then you’ll never give it
And I don’t blame you for the way you’re living
A little boy was born in February
You couldn’t sober up to hold a baby

You hate the name Donna
You love to judge strangers’ karma
We drove from New Jersey
the trucks always made you worry

Hold my hand now, time to
go to bed it’s way too late

You hate the name Donna
You love to judge strangers’ karma
We drove from New Jersey
the trucks always made you worry

You raised a saint Donna
You love to judge strangers’ karma
You’re prayin’ for a funeral
You sang it like hallelujah
You sang it like hallelujah
You sang it like hallelujah
You sang it like hallelujah
You sang it like hallelujah

2.
Life In The City
Lyrics
X

Wooo, wooo, woo
And if the city skyscrapers rise over the island
Would you be glad to see Manhattan for once

I knew the dream had died JMZ line, Myrtle and Broadway
But I’d be glad to see Manhattan for once

Woah living life in the city
Woah, it will never be pretty
Ohh, ohh
Woah we can plan if we make it
Woah, we won’t let ‘em, they won’t take it from me no no no

And if you leave, don’t leave me all alone
Cause I’ll be scared I’ll be naked I’ll get cold
And I miss my dad and Cleopatra’s sittin’ on the phone

So take me back off these streets
And we’ll never be apart, together from the start
Never, never falling back alone
Woah living life in the city

Woah, it will never be pretty
Ohh, ohh
Woah we can plan if we make it
Woah, we won’t let’em, they won’t take it from me no no no

And if the sun don’t shine on me today
And if the subways flood and bridges break
Will you just lay down and dig your grave
Or will you rail against your dying day

3.
Gloria
Lyrics
X

Gloria, I smell it on your breath
Gloria, the booze and peppermint
Gloria, no one said enough is enough

Gloria, they found you on the floor
Gloria, my hand was tied to yours
Gloria, did you finally see that enough is enough

Did you know me when, I was younger then
I could take the whole world with me
I would find myself, feel alone

Heaven help me now, heaven show the way
Get me back on my own two feet
I would lie awake and pray you don’t lie awake for me

Ohhhhh
Ohhhhh
Ohhhhh

Gloria, you crawled up on your cross
Gloria, you made us sit and watch
Gloria, no one said enough is enough

Heaven help me now, heaven show the way
Get me back on my own two feet
I would lie awake and pray you don’t lie awake for me

Every night awake, every day alone
Get me back on my own two feet
I would lie awake and pray you don’t lie awake for me

Ohhhhh
Ohhhhh
Ohhhhh

Gloria, will you just decide
Gloria, there’s easier ways to die
Gloria, have you had enough

4.
It Wasn't Easy To Be Happy For You
Lyrics
X

On the last time we met, your love was dead
You held my hand, bit your tongue
Shut me out, spilled my blood all around

Yea it wasn’t easy to be happy for you
Yea I took the poison praying you’d feel it too
You held your punches back and I left the room
Yea it wasn’t easy to be happy for you

All alone, you always felt
We dragged you down, gave me hell
Made your bed, now you sleep
On your own, guess we’ll see

Yea it wasn’t easy to be happy for you
Yea I took the poison praying you’d feel it too
You held your punches back and I left the room
Yea it wasn’t easy to be happy for you

I know that you tried
But you were no friend of mine
Fallin’ apart
You played it the best, a dame in distress

Yea it wasn’t easy to be happy for you
Yea I wrapped my neck and prayed that you’d feel the noose
I saw the restaurant, table for two
Yea it wasn’t easy to be happy for you

Yea it wasn’t easy to be happy for you
Yea I took the poison praying you’d feel it too
You held your punches back and I left the room
Yeah it wasn’t easy to be happy for you

Yea
Yea
Yea

5.
Leader Of The Landslide
Lyrics
X

Every night I saw you there
in your old wicker chair

You were wrong, I was right
Didn’t matter any fight

Coffee mug filled it up
I always knew what it was

Been on your side for years
You can never love without crying

Is she dead, is she fine
Every day, every night

Fate has dealt me a lonely blow I say
Try to help it only hurt, in the end I made it worse

Is she dead, is she fine
Every day, every night

Give back my keys, give back my chair
Take back those clothes you always left on the floor

You drove me wild, drove me insane
Drank the whole bottle and forgot my name

All I ever wanted was a mother for the first time
Finally I can see you as the leader of the landslide

She left she left the writing’s on the wall
Please believe me, I smell the alcohol
The only thing I know is that we’re in too deep
And maybe when she’s dead and gone I’ll get some sleep

You blamed it all on your kids
We were young, we were innocent

You told me a lie, fuck you for that
Fuck all your pride and fuck all your prayers

And all this time I waited like a fool and for the first time
Finally I can see you as the leader of the landslide

She left she left, the writing’s on the wall
Please believe me, don’t answer when she calls
The only thing I know is that we’re in too deep
And maybe when she’s dead and gone I’ll get some sleep

Out there on my own, I was feeling so alone
Like a poltergeist in the afterlife
Faded by degrees, I was shaking in the knees
In the aftermath of this broken glass
Ohhh

6.
Left For Denver
Lyrics
X

What time was it when you were only 18 years old
You crossed the street, you crossed your legs
You came across a little cold

It was all, it was all fallin’ apart
Fallin’ apart

What time was it when you were in the 8th grade
You brought the bikes up to the high school
You spiked a Gatorade

It was all for, for the weekend
It was all, all still fallin’ apart

I didn’t say you’d be better off if you quit
Everyone laughed as you held on longer than the rest
What made you leave and when you did you left for Denver why?
What did you know that I did not
That I did not

Is it one or is it two or is it three kids now?
They mark the time they draw the lines around your eyelids now

And is it all still for the weekend
Is it all, all still fallin’ apart?

I didn’t say you’d be better off if you quit
Everyone laughed as you held on longer than the rest
What made you leave and when you did you left for Denver why?
What did you know that I did not
That I did not

7.
My Cell
Lyrics
X

Fallin’ in love is wonderful
Fallin’ in love and so alone

My cell, my pretty little cell

Painted windows, there for me
Painted windows, so I can see

Fallin’ in line is wonderful
Fallin’ in love and so alone

My cell, my pretty little cell

Painted windows, so I see
Painted windows, all for me

My cell, my pretty little cell
My cell, my pretty little cell
My cell, my pretty little cell
My cell, my pretty little cell

All alone, all alone, all alone, all alone
All alone, all alone, all alone, all alone

8.
Jimmy Sparks
Lyrics
X

Jimmy Sparks went into bars and opened up his mouth
Said some things to wounded men that they could not allow
When it came to talking he was always on the run
Everyone knew what the man had done
Oh, he’ll take you for a ride

Jimmy believed in the American way
A prison guard he worked hard and made the minimum wage
He found his freedom locking men in a cage

Jimmy loved Bonnie and he fathered a kid
A baby boy but the mother had other reasons to live
She left the baby with a note on the bed

It was a struggle just to cover the rent
His jail cut hours and now his little baby was sick
He needed money and he needed it quick
It was three AM

Oh my love oh my love
Could you spare my blood, spare my blood

Jim woke his son and buckled him in the car
They drove an hour from town and found a gambling hall
The waitress babysat the boy at the bar

After an hour Jimmy doubled his cash
He took his kid and his winnings as the dealer just laughed
He said they leave but then they always come back
That’s a fact

Out on the road they caught a stranger in the lights
His thumb was up and the son asked if the man was alright
Jim said you never give a hitcher a ride
Cause it’s us or them
It was three AM

Oh my love oh my love
Could you spare my blood, spare my blood

Twenty years gone and now the boy is a man
Old Jimmy’s habits got him mountains and mountains of debt
And now the sharks are coming back to collect

They strip the jewelry and the boots off Jim’s feet
They kick Him out of the car and say we’ll give you a week
Eight miles from home and only eighteen degrees
It was three AM

Oh my love oh my love
Would you spare my blood, damn my blood

Now Jimmy’s son is trying to make his way home
His graveyard shift had ended and it was starting to snow
He sees an old man walking barefoot alone
It was three AM

His old man waved his hands with tears in his eyes
But Jimmy’s son just sped up and remembered daddy’s advice
No you don’t ever give a hitcher a ride
‘Cause it’s us or them
‘Cause it’s me or him
It was three AM
Three AM

9.
April
Lyrics
X

*instrumental*

10.
Salt And The Sea
Lyrics
X

Could it be I was the one that you held so deep in the night
On the back staircase you fell to your knees with tears in your eyes

All that you suffered, all the disease
You couldn’t hide it, hide it from me

All alone scared in your room, would you swear there’s nobody home
On the bed laying awake as you prayed he’d leave you alone

I’ll let the darkness swallow me whole
I need to find you, need you to know

I’ll be your friend in the daylight again
There we will be, like an old enemy
Like the salt and the sea

And they wrote all these prescriptions, they wrote me off
like a heel
Yea the doctors with their medicine left me
to rock in my filth

From the destruction, out of the flame
You need a villain, give me a name

I’ll be your friend in the daylight again
There we will be, like an old enemy
I’ll be your friend in the daylight again
There we will be, like an old enemy
Like the salt and the sea
Like the salt and the sea

11.
Democracy (Bonus Track)
Lyrics
X

It’s coming through a hole in the air, From those nights in Tiananmen Square It’s coming from the feel,
That this ain’t exactly real,
Or it’s real, but it ain’t exactly there From the wars against disorder,
From the sirens night and day,
From the fires of the homeless,
From the ashes of the gay
Democracy is coming to the U.S.A

It’s coming through a crack in the wall
On a visionary flood of alcohol
From the staggering account
Of the Sermon on the Mount
Which I don’t pretend to understand at all
It’s coming from the silence
On the dock of the bay
From the brave, the bold, the battered,
Heart of Chevrolet
Democracy is coming to the U.S.A

It’s coming from the sorrow in the street
The holy places where the races meet
From the homicidal bitchin’
That goes down in every kitchen
To determine who will serve and who will eat
From the wells of disappointment
Where the women kneel to pray
For the grace of God in the desert here
And the desert far away
Democracy is coming to the U.S.A

Sail on, sail on
O mighty Ship of State
To the Shores of Need
Past the Reefs of Greed
Through the Squalls of Hate
Sail on, sail on, sail on

It’s coming to America first
The cradle of the best, of the worst
It’s here they’ve got the range
And the machinery for change
And it’s here they’ve got the spiritual thirst
It’s here the family’s broken
And it’s here the lonely say
That the heart has got to open
In a fundamental way
Democracy is coming to the U.S.A

It’s coming from the women and the men
Oh baby, we’ll be making love again
We’ll be going down so deep
That the river’s gonna weep
And the mountain’s goin’ to shout, “Amen!”
It’s coming like the tidal flood
Beneath the lunar sway
Imperial, mysterious, in amorous array
Democracy is coming to the U.S.A

Sail on, sail on
Oh mighty Ship of State
To the Shores of Need
past the Reefs of Greed
through the Squalls of Hate
Sail on, sail on, sail on

I’m sentimental, if you know what I mean
Oh I love the country but I can’t stand the scene
And I’m neither left or right
I’m just staying home tonight
Getting lost in that hopeless little screen
But I’m stubborn as those garbage bags
That time cannot decay
I’m junk but I’m still holding up
This little wild bouquet
Democracy is coming to the U.S.A
To the U.S.A
To the U.S.A
To the U.S.A

12.
Old Lady (Bonus Track)
Lyrics
X

An old lady crosses the street
And as she waves to me
I don’t see her

And I know that one day I...

Oooooh, oooooh, oooooh, oooooh

And how I miss my mother’s mother
She became a stranger, but I still love her
And I hope, I hope she turns

Oooooh, oooooh, oooooh, oooooh

Now the day came when we left her
We couldn’t say goodbye, and I know that I was wrong
But I hope that she knows...

Oooooh, oooooh, oooooh, oooooh

13.
Soundtrack Song (Bonus Track)
Lyrics
X

Loneliness, oh won’t you let me be
Let me be and I will set you free
Don’t you think if it was up to me
I would choose to be happy

Let me go, the king’s on high
He picks her out of the crowd to be by his side
She walks up, staircase in white
She holds her breath, pretends that this is right

‘Cause all this, it don’t come free
And don’t become a casualty
And live beneath what you were meant to be

‘Cause cowards and heroes feel
The same as you and me, it’s real
But some will run and others persevere

Victory is in the fight
In men with hearts will bleed tonight
And only rest and rest is what is right
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Chapter III: Jimmy Sparks

1.
My Cell
Lyrics
X

Fallin’ in love is wonderful
Fallin’ in love and so alone

My cell, my pretty little cell

Painted windows, there for me
Painted windows, so I can see

Fallin’ in line is wonderful
Fallin’ in love and so alone

My cell, my pretty little cell

Painted windows, so I see
Painted windows, all for me

My cell, my pretty little cell
My cell, my pretty little cell
My cell, my pretty little cell
My cell, my pretty little cell

All alone, all alone, all alone, all alone
All alone, all alone, all alone, all alone

2.
Jimmy Sparks
Lyrics
X

Jimmy Sparks went into bars and opened up his mouth
Said some things to wounded men that they could not allow
When it came to talking he was always on the run
Everyone knew what the man had done
Oh, he’ll take you for a ride

Jimmy believed in the American way
A prison guard he worked hard and made the minimum wage He found his freedom locking men in a cage

Jimmy loved Bonnie and he fathered a kid
A baby boy but the mother had other reasons to live
She left the baby with a note on the bed

It was a struggle just to cover the rent
His jail cut hours and now his little baby was sick
He needed money and he needed it quick
It was three AM

Oh my love oh my love
Could you spare my blood, spare my blood

Jim woke his son and buckled him in the car
They drove an hour from town and found a gambling hall
The waitress babysat the boy at the bar

After an hour Jimmy doubled his cash
He took his kid and his winnings as the dealer just laughed
He said they leave but then they always come back
That’s a fact

Out on the road they caught a stranger in the lights
His thumb was up and the son asked if the man was alright Jim said you never give a hitcher a ride
Cause it’s us or them
It was three AM

Oh my love oh my love
Could you spare my blood, spare my blood

Twenty years gone and now the boy is a man
Old Jimmy’s habits got him mountains and mountains of debt And now the sharks are coming back to collect

They strip the jewelry and the boots off Jim’s feet
They kick Him out of the car and say we’ll give you a week Eight miles from home and only eighteen degrees
It was three AM

Oh my love oh my love
Would you spare my blood, damn my blood

Now Jimmy’s son is trying to make his way home
His graveyard shift had ended and it was starting to snow
He sees an old man walking barefoot alone
It was three AM

His old man waved his hands with tears in his eyes
But Jimmy’s son just sped up and remembered daddy’s advice No you don’t ever give a hitcher a ride
‘Cause it’s us or them
‘Cause it’s me or him
It was three AM
Three AM

3.
April
Lyrics
X

*instrumental*

4.
Salt And The Sea
Lyrics
X

Could it be I was the one that you held so deep in the night
On the back staircase you fell to your knees with tears in your eyes

All that you suffered, all the disease
You couldn’t hide it, hide it from me

All alone scared in your room, would you swear there’s nobody home On the bed laying awake as you prayed he’d leave you alone

I’ll let the darkness swallow me whole
I need to find you, need you to know

I’ll be your friend in the daylight again
There we will be, like an old enemy
Like the salt and the sea

And they wrote all these prescriptions, they wrote me off
like a heel
Yea the doctors with their medicine left me
to rock in my filth

From the destruction, out of the flame
You need a villain, give me a name

I’ll be your friend in the daylight again
There we will be, like an old enemy
I’ll be your friend in the daylight again
There we will be, like an old enemy
Like the salt and the sea
Like the salt and the sea
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Chapter II: Junior Sparks

1.
It Wasn't Easy To Be Happy For You
Lyrics
X

On the last time we met, your love was dead
You held my hand, bit your tongue
Shut me out, spilled my blood all around

Yea it wasn’t easy to be happy for you
Yea I took the poison praying you’d feel it too
You held your punches back and I left the room
Yea it wasn’t easy to be happy for you

All alone, you always felt
We dragged you down, gave me hell
Made your bed, now you sleep
On your own, guess we’ll see

Yea it wasn’t easy to be happy for you
Yea I took the poison praying you’d feel it too
You held your punches back and I left the room
Yea it wasn’t easy to be happy for you

I know that you tried
But you were no friend of mine
Fallin’ apart
You played it the best, a dame in distress

Yea it wasn’t easy to be happy for you
Yea I wrapped my neck and prayed that you’d feel the noose
I saw the restaurant, table for two
Yea it wasn’t easy to be happy for you

Yea it wasn’t easy to be happy for you
Yea I took the poison praying you’d feel it too
You held your punches back and I left the room
Yeah it wasn’t easy to be happy for you

Yea
Yea
Yea

2.
Leader Of The Landslide
Lyrics
X

Every night I saw you there
in your old wicker chair

You were wrong, I was right
Didn’t matter any fight

Coffee mug filled it up
I always knew what it was

Been on your side for years
You can never love without crying

Is she dead, is she fine
Every day, every night

Fate has dealt me a lonely blow I say
Try to help it only hurt, in the end I made it worse

Is she dead, is she fine
Every day, every night

Give back my keys, give back my chair
Take back those clothes you always left on the floor

You drove me wild, drove me insane
Drank the whole bottle and forgot my name

All I ever wanted was a mother for the first time
Finally I can see you as the leader of the landslide

She left she left the writing’s on the wall
Please believe me, I smell the alcohol
The only thing I know is that we’re in too deep
And maybe when she’s dead and gone I’ll get some sleep

You blamed it all on your kids
We were young, we were innocent

You told me a lie, fuck you for that
Fuck all your pride and fuck all your prayers

And all this time I waited like a fool and for the first time
Finally I can see you as the leader of the landslide

She left she left, the writing’s on the wall
Please believe me, don’t answer when she calls
The only thing I know is that we’re in too deep
And maybe when she’s dead and gone I’ll get some sleep

Out there on my own, I was feeling so alone
Like a poltergeist in the afterlife
Faded by degrees, I was shaking in the knees
In the aftermath of this broken glass
Ohhh

3.
Left For Denver
Lyrics
X

What time was it when you were only 18 years old
You crossed the street, you crossed your legs
You came across a little cold

It was all, it was all fallin’ apart
Fallin’ apart

What time was it when you were in the 8th grade
You brought the bikes up to the high school
You spiked a Gatorade

It was all for, for the weekend
It was all, all still fallin’ apart

I didn’t say you’d be better off if you quit
Everyone laughed as you held on longer than the rest
What made you leave and when you did you left for Denver why?
What did you know that I did not
That I did not

Is it one or is it two or is it three kids now?
They mark the time they draw the lines around your eyelids now

And is it all still for the weekend
Is it all, all still fallin’ apart?

I didn’t say you’d be better off if you quit
Everyone laughed as you held on longer than the rest
What made you leave and when you did you left for Denver why?
What did you know that I did not
That I did not

Chapter I: Gloria Sparks

1.
Donna
Lyrics
X

It’s not the words you say but how you say it
I saved a picture where your hair was braided
They found your wallet in the cemetery
You told your daughter she was ordinary

You hate the name Junior
your husband loved his computers
Your mother never was one
the eldest of seven children

If you don’t have it then you’ll never give it
And I don’t blame you for the way you’re living
A little boy was born in February
You couldn’t sober up to hold a baby

You hate the name Donna
You love to judge strangers’ karma
We drove from New Jersey
the trucks always made you worry

Hold my hand now, time to
go to bed it’s way too late

You hate the name Donna
You love to judge strangers’ karma
We drove from New Jersey
the trucks always made you worry

You raised a saint Donna
You love to judge strangers’ karma
You’re prayin’ for a funeral
You sang it like hallelujah
You sang it like hallelujah
You sang it like hallelujah
You sang it like hallelujah
You sang it like hallelujah

2.
Life In The City
Lyrics
X

Wooo, wooo, woo

And if the city skyscrapers rise over the island
Would you be glad to see Manhattan for once

I knew the dream had died JMZ line, Myrtle and Broadway
But I’d be glad to see Manhattan for once

Woah living life in the city
Woah, it will never be pretty
Ohh, ohh
Woah we can plan if we make it
Woah, we won’t let ‘em, they won’t take it from me no no no

And if you leave, don’t leave me all alone
Cause I’ll be scared I’ll be naked I’ll get cold
And I miss my dad and Cleopatra’s sittin’ on the phone

So take me back off these streets
And we’ll never be apart, together from the start
Never, never falling back alone

Woah living life in the city
Woah, it will never be pretty
Ohh, ohh
Woah we can plan if we make it
Woah, we won’t let’em, they won’t take it from me no no no

And if the sun don’t shine on me today
And if the subways flood and bridges break
Will you just lay down and dig your grave
Or will you rail against your dying day

3.
Gloria
Lyrics
X

Gloria, I smell it on your breath
Gloria, the booze and peppermint
Gloria, no one said enough is enough

Gloria, they found you on the floor
Gloria, my hand was tied to yours
Gloria, did you finally see that enough is enough

Did you know me when, I was younger then
I could take the whole world with me
I would find myself, feel alone

Heaven help me now, heaven show the way
Get me back on my own two feet
I would lie awake and pray you don’t lie awake for me

Ohhhhh
Ohhhhh
Ohhhhh

Gloria, you crawled up on your cross
Gloria, you made us sit and watch
Gloria, no one said enough is enough

Heaven help me now, heaven show the way
Get me back on my own two feet
I would lie awake and pray you don’t lie awake for me

Every night awake, every day alone
Get me back on my own two feet
I would lie awake and pray you don’t lie awake for me

Ohhhhh
Ohhhhh
Ohhhhh

Gloria, will you just decide
Gloria, there’s easier ways to die
Gloria, have you had enough
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In Cleopatra, The Lumineers set about trying to make musical sense of their three-year-plus roller coaster ride that was their first album. Their skill at setting a visual story to music comes through amidst the delicate, deceptively simple acoustic soundscapes. This time, though, bassist Byron Isaac provides a firm, low-end on the apocalyptic opener “Sleep on the Floor,” a ghostly tune about getting out of town before the “subways flood [and] the bridges break.” It’s a densely packed, cinematic song that echoes Bruce Springsteen’s “Atlantic City” and John Steinbeck’s East of Eden – which were models for the record alongside Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen and Jack Nicholson in One Flew Over the Cuckoo’s Nest.

Cleopatra

1.
Sleep on the Floor
Lyrics
X

Pack yourself a toothbrush dear
Pack yourself a favorite blouse
Take a withdrawal slip, take all of your savings out
'Cause if we don't leave this town
We might never make it out
I was not born to drown, baby come on

Forget what Father Brennan said
We were not born in sin
Leave a note on your bed
Let your mother know you're safe
And by the time she wakes
We'll have driven through the state
We'll have driven through the night, baby come on

If the sun don't shine on me today
And if the subways flood and bridges break
Will you lay yourself down and dig your grave
Or will you rail against your dying day

And when we looked outside, couldn't even see the sky
How do you pay the rent, is it your parents
Or is hard work dear, holding the atmosphere
I don't wanna live like that

If the sun don't shine on me today
If the subways flood and bridges break

Jesus Christ can't save me tonight
Put on your dress, yes wear something nice
Decide on me, yea decide on us
Oh, oh, oh, Illinois, Illinois

Pack yourself a toothbrush dear
Pack yourself a favorite blouse
Take a withdrawal slip, take all of your savings out
Cause if we don't leave this town
We might never make it out

2.
Ophelia
Lyrics
X

When I was younger, should have known better
I can't feel no remorse, and you don't feel nothing back

Got a new girlfriend, he feels like he's on top
I don't feel no remorse, and you can't see past my blinders

Ophelia, you've been on my mind girl since the flood
Ophelia, heaven help a fool who falls in love

Got a little paycheck, you got big plans and you gotta move
And I don't feel nothing at all
And you can't feel nothing small

Honey I love you, that's all she wrote

Ophelia, you've been on my mind girl like a drug
Ophelia, heaven help a fool who falls in love

Ophelia, you've been on my mind girl since the flood
Ophelia, heaven help a fool who falls in love

Ophelia, you've been on my mind girl like a drug
Ophelia, heaven help a fool who falls in love

3.
Cleopatra
Lyrics
X

I was Cleopatra, I was young and an actress
When you knelt by my mattress, and asked for my hand
But I was sad you asked it, as I laid in a black dress
With my father in a casket, I had no plans

And I left the footprints, the mud stained on the carpet
And it hardened like my heart did when you left town
But I must admit it, that I would marry you in an instant
Damn your wife, I'd be your mistress just to have you around

But I was late for this, late for that, late for the love of my life
And when I die alone, when I die alone, when I die I'll be on time

While the church discouraged, any lust that burned within me
Yes my flesh, it was my currency, but I held true
So I drive a taxi, and the traffic distracts me
From the strangers in my backseat, they remind me of you

But I was late for this, late for that, late for the love of my life
And when I die alone, when I die alone, when I die I'll be on time

And the only gifts from my Lord were a birth and a divorce
But I've read this script and the costume fits, so I'll play my part

I was Cleopatra, I was taller than the rafters
But that's all in the past now, gone with the wind
Now a nurse in white shoes leads me back to my guestroom
It's a bed and a bathroom
and a place for the end

I won't be late for this, late for that, late for the love of my life
And when I die alone, when I die alone, when I die I'll be on time

4.
Gun Song
Lyrics
X

I don't own a single gun, but if I did you'd be the one
To hold it, aim it, make all of the bad men run
But I don't own a single gun

I don't have a sweetheart yet, but if I did I'd break my neck
To please her, make her want to stay in my arms she'd rest
But I don't have a sweetheart yet

I can't believe what I found in daddy's
Sock drawer, sock drawer today
It was a pistol, a Smith & Wesson, holy, holy shit

Things I knew when I was young
Some were true and some were wrong
And one day, I pray, I'll be more than my father's son
But I don't own a single gun

5.
Angela
Lyrics
X

When you left this town, with your windows down
And the wilderness inside

Let the exits pass, all the tar and glass
'Til the road and sky align

The strangers in this town,
They raise you up just to cut you down
Oh Angela it's a long time coming

And your Volvo lights lit up green and white
With the cities on the signs

But you held your course to some distant war
In the corners of your mind

From the second time around
The only love I ever found
Oh Angela it's a long time coming

Home at last

Were you safe and warm in your coat of arms
With your fingers in a fist

Did you hear the notes, all those static codes
In the radio abyss?

Strangers in this town,
They raise you up just to cut you down
Oh Angela it's a long time coming
Oh Angela spent your whole life running

Home at last

Vacancy, hotel room, lost in me, lost in you
Angela, on my knees, I belong, I believe

Home at last

6.
In The Light
Lyrics
X

I don't know why I just can't let it go
I don't know why I just can't let it go

Memory's old but I just can't let it go
The idea's gone but I just can't let it go

Time, give me my yesterdays
Save it for all you had in your eyes, I have gone away

Fate dealt you a tricky hand,
Now you're just left alone in your mind
And I have gone away

I don't know why I just can't let it go
Memory's old but I just can't let it go

In the light, right here in the light
Right here in the -- hold me and don't you ever let this die

Right here in the light, and in the day time
Right here in the -- hold me and don't you ever let this die

In the light, and in the daytime, right here in the

7.
Gale Song
Lyrics
X

It's a lonely road, full of tired men
And you can see it in their faces
And you'll be home in spring
I can wait 'til then
I heard you're on the big train

And oh this too shall pass
This loneliness won't last for long
I wasn't there to take his place
I was ten thousand miles away

So when you hear my voice
And when you say my name
May it never give you pain

'Cause I don't wanna go
But it's time to leave
You'll be on my mind, my destiny

And I won't fight in vain
I'll love you just the same
I couldn't know what's in your mind
But I saw the pictures
You're looking fine

And there was a time when I stood in line
For love, for love, for love,
But I let you go, oh I let you go

And he fell apart with his broken heart
And this blood, this blood, this blood
Oh, it drains from my skin, it does

8.
Long Way From Home
Lyrics
X

Held on to hope like a noose, like a rope
God and medicine take no mercy on him
Poisoned his blood, and burned out his throat
Enough is enough, he's a long way from home

Days of my youth wasted on a selfish fool
Who ran for the hills from the hand you were dealt
I flew far away, as far as I could go
Your time is running out
And I'm a long way from home

Laid up in bed, you were laid up in bed
Holding the pain like you're holding your breath
I prayed you could sleep, sleep like a stone
You're right next to me
But you're a long way from home

Hospital gowns never fit like they should
We yelled at the nurse, didn't do any good
More morphine, the last words you moaned
At last I was sure
That you weren't far away from home

9.
Sick In The Head
Lyrics
X

People say I'm no good
Write me off, oh yes they should
Fuck 'em they're just sick in the head

They're writing my history
Think somebody should've asked me
Everyone was safe in their beds
Their beds

And I said

I won't live, won't live like them
Everyone, they're all seeing red

I don't know
If it's alright with you, but I'll be gone
A ghost will be here in my stead, my stead

And I said

I can't live life underneath it all
Everyone is older now and gone

I will not be here forever dear
So let's just make this count a lot in here

10.
My Eyes
Lyrics
X

Oh, the devil's inside
You opened the door
You gave him a ride
Too young to know, too old to admit
That you couldn't see how it ends

What did you do to my eyes
What did you sing to that lonely child
Promised it all but you lied
You better slow down baby soon
It's all or nothing to you

The glow of Hollywood signs
They sold you a bridge
They fed you the lines (they fed you to lions)
You always confused your servants for friends
But you couldn't see how it ends
It's all or nothing to you

What did you do to my eyes
What did you say to my only child
Promised your love but you lied
You better slow down baby soon
It's all or nothing to you

What did you do to my eyes
What did you sing to that lonely child
Promised it all but you lied
You better slow down baby soon

11.
Patience
Lyrics
X

Instrumental
album Buy listen
“[The Lumineers make] music with real lyrics and real instruments that speak[s] to everyone.” ~Billboard “The Lumineers’ debut record is instantly gratifying—and not in the hasty, shallow way often found in pre-fab pop songs either. While some records take days or months to properly digest, there’s an instant connection here similar to that sonic euphoria many people found upon hearing their first roaring Mumford song, favorite Dylan lyric or perfect Head and The Heart harmony.” ~Paste “The debut from this Colorado crew basically argues that a bunch of Americans can lead slowly-accelerating lovelorn singalongs just as well as UK yankophile Marcus Mumford.” ~Rolling Stone

The Lumineers

1.
Flowers in Your Hair
Lyrics
X

WHEN WE WERE YOUNGER WE THOUGHT
EVERYONE WAS ON OUR SIDE
THEN WE GREW A LITTLE BIT
AND ROMANTICIZED THE TIME I SAW
FLOWERS IN YOUR HAIR
IT TAKES A BOY TO LIVE
IT TAKES A MAN TO PRETEND HE WAS THERE

SO THEN WE GREW A LITTLE AND KNEW A LOT
AND HOW WE DEMONSTRATED IT TO THE COPS
AND ALL THE THINGS WE SAID
WE WERE SELF-ASSURED

CAUSE IT’S A LONG ROAD TO WISDOM
BUT IT’S A SHORT ONE
TO BEING IGNORED

BE IN MY EYES
BE IN MY HEART
BE IN MY EYES AI YAI YAI
AND BE IN MY HEART

SO NOW I THINK THAT I COULD
LOVE YOU BACK
AND I HOPE IT’S NOT TOO LATE CAUSE YOU’RE ATTRACTIVE
AND THE WAY YOU MOVE
I WON’T CLOSE MY EYES
IT TAKES A MAN TO LIVE
IT TAKES A WOMAN TO MAKE HIM COMPROMISE

BE IN MY EYES
BE IN MY HEART
BE IN MY EYES AI YAI YAI
AND BE IN MY HEART

2.
Classy Girls
Lyrics
X

VERSE
WELL SHE WAS STANDING IN A BAR
I SAID HELLO HOW DO YOU DO?
SHE HANDED ME A BEER WITH A KANGAROO

SHE SPOKE OF PLACES I HAD NEVER BEEN
THAT SHE HAD TRAVELLED TO
AND WE SLOW DANCED ALONE TO FASTER TUNES
I MADE HER LAUGH, I MADE A PASS
I SHOWED HER MY HALF-DOLLAR RING, SHE SAID

THAT’S PRETTY COOL
BUT CLASSY GIRLS DON’T KISS IN BARS YOU FOOL

VERSE
SO LATER ON THE CROWD CALMED DOWN
AND I BELIEVE IT WAS AS IF
SOMETHING DREW ME CLOSER TO HER LIPS
PICTURE MY SURPRISE WHEN I HAD
TRIED TO LEAN IN FOR A KISS
AND SHE JUST SMILED AND TURNED HER HEAD DOWN QUICK

I ASKED HER WHY, AND SHE REPLIED

IT WAS NOTHING I WAS DOING WRONG

IT’S JUST WHAT IT IS
BUT CLASSY GIRLS, DON’T KISS IN BARS LIKE THIS

CHORUS
NO CLASSY GIRLS DON’T KISS IN BARS
BOYS WILL BREAK THEIR BACKS AND HEARTS
BUT IT’S ALL RIGHT
THE HARDEST PART IS THROUGH

3.
Submarines
Lyrics
X

I BELIEVE SUBMARINES
UNDERNEATH DEEP BLUE SEAS
SAW THE FLAG, JAPANESE
NO ONE WILL BELIEVE ME

RAN BACK TO THE TOWN BAR
AND I TOLD THE PEOPLE HOW
I HAD SEEN A SUBMARINE
AND EVERYONE LAUGHED ALOUD

ONE MEASURE SAME AS INTRO

I DID SPY A PERISCOPE

DEAD OF NIGHT ON THE EASTERN COAST
THE POLICE MADE THEM JOKES
TOLD ME I’D SEEN A GHOST

EVERYONE THINKS I’M A LIAR
NO ONE KNOWS THE TRUTH
IF IT WAS A BIGGER FIRE
I WOULD BE ON THE ROOF

INTERLUDE

SHIPS WILL RUST IN BALDWIN BAY
LET ME GO
NO ONE TRUSTS WHAT I SAY
I DON’T KNOW
OH MY GOD NO ONE PAID
ATTENTION
OVERNIGHT MY HAIR TURNED GRAY
OH OH OH

IN THE END IT BOILS DOWN TO CREDIBILITY
I HAD NONE SO I WILL DIE WITH THE SECRETS OF THE SEA

4.
Dead Sea
Lyrics
X

VERSE
I STOOD ALONE UPON THE PLATFORM IN VAIN
THE PUERTO RICANS THEY WERE PLAYING THEIR SALSA IN THE RAIN
WITH OPEN DOORS AND MANUAL LOCKS
IN FAST FOOD PARKING LOTS

I HEADED WEST I WAS A MAN ON THE MOVE
NEW YORK IT LIED TO ME I NEEDED THE TRUTH
OH I NEED SOMEBODY, I NEED SOMEONE I COULD TRUST
AND I DON’T GAMBLE, BUT IF I DID I WOULD BET ON US

CHORUS
LIKE THE DEAD SEA, YOU TOLD ME I WAS LIKE THE DEAD SEA
YOU’LL NEVER SINK WHEN YOU ARE WITH ME, OH LORD, LIKE THE DEAD SEA
WOAH I’M LIKE THE DEAD SEA, THE FINEST WORDS YOU EVER SAID TO ME
HONEY CAN’T YOU SEE, I WAS BORN TO BE, BE YOUR DEAD SEA

VERSE
YOU TOLD ME YOU WERE GOOD AT RUNNIN AWAY
DOMESTIC LIFE IT NEVER SUITED YOU LIKE A SUITCASE
YOU LEFT WITH JUST THE CLOTHES ON YOUR BACK
THEY TOOK THE REST WHEN YOU TOOK A NAP

YES THERE ARE TIMES WE LIVE FOR SOMEBODY ELSE
YOUR FATHER DIED AND YOU DECIDED TO LIVE IT FOR YOURSELF, YOU FELT
YOU JUST FELT IT WAS TIME
AND I’M GLAD, CAUSE YOU WITH CATS, THAT’S JUST NOT RIGHT

CHORUS
LIKE THE DEAD SEA, YOU TOLD ME I WAS LIKE THE DEAD SEA
YOU’LL NEVER SINK WHEN YOU ARE WITH ME, OH LORD, LIKE THE DEAD SEA
WOAH I’M LIKE THE DEAD SEA, THE FINEST WORDS YOU EVER SAID TO ME
HONEY CAN’T YOU SEE, I WAS BORN TO BE, BE YOUR DEAD SEA

BRIDGE
I BEEN DOWN I BEEN DEFEATED
YOU’RE THE MESSAGE I WILL HEED IT
WOULD YOU STAY WITH ME
WOULD YOU STAY THE NIGHT

OOHH

CHORUS
LIKE THE DEAD SEA, YOU TOLD ME I WAS LIKE THE DEAD SEA
YOU’LL NEVER SINK WHEN YOU ARE WITH ME, OH LORD, LIKE THE DEAD SEA
WOAH I’M LIKE THE DEAD SEA, THE FINEST WORDS YOU EVER SAID TO ME
HONEY CAN’T YOU SEE, I WAS BORN TO BE, BE YOUR DEAD SEA

5.
Ho Hey
Lyrics
X

VERSE
I’VE BEEN TRYING TO DO IT RIGHT
I’VE BEEN LIVING A LONELY LIFE
I’VE BEEN SLEEPING HERE INSTEAD
I’VE BEEN SLEEPING IN MY BED,
I’VE BEEN SLEEPING IN MY BED

SO SHOW ME FAMILY
ALL THE BLOOD THAT I WILL BLEED
I DUNNO WHERE I BELONG
I DUNNO WHERE I WENT WRONG,
BUT I CAN WRITE A SONG

CHORUS
I BELONG WITH YOU, YOU BELONG WITH ME
YOU’RE MY SWEETHEART
I BELONG WITH YOU, YOU BELONG WITH ME
YOU’RE MY SWEET

VERSE
I DON’T THINK YOU’RE RIGHT FOR HIM
THINK OF WHAT IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN IF YOU
TOOK A BUS TO CHINATOWN
I’D BE STANDING ON CANAL, AND BOWERY
AND SHE’D BE STANDING NEXT TO ME

CHORUS
I BELONG WITH YOU, YOU BELONG WITH ME
YOU’RE MY SWEETHEART
I BELONG WITH YOU, YOU BELONG WITH ME
YOU’RE MY SWEETHEART

BRIDGE
AND LOVE, WE NEED IT NOW
LET’S HOPE FOR SOME
CAUSE OH, WE’RE BLEEDING OUT

CHORUS
I BELONG WITH YOU, YOU BELONG WITH ME
YOU’RE MY SWEETHEART
I BELONG WITH YOU, YOU BELONG WITH ME
YOU’RE MY SWEET

6.
Slow It Down
Lyrics
X

I FEEL HER FILTH IN MY BONES
WASH OFF MY HANDS TIL IT’S GONE
THE WALLS THEY’RE CLOSING IN
WITH VELVET CURTAINS

SOME LOVE WAS MADE FOR THE LIGHT
SOME KISS YOUR CHEEK AND GOODNIGHT
LIFT UP A RED HIGH HEEL
LOCK UP YOUR DOORS WITH STEEL

THEY’RE MAKIN NOISE IN MY STREET
MY BLINDS ARE DRAWN I CAN’T SEE
SMASHED IN MY CAR WINDOW
DIDN’T TOUCH THE STEREO

SLOW IT DOWN, ANGIE COME BACK TO BED
REST YOUR ARMS, AND REST YOUR LEGS

ACT LIKE YOU’VE BEEN HERE BEFORE
SMILE LESS AND DRESS UP SOME MORE
TIE UP YOUR SCARF REAL TIGHT
THESE BOYS ARE OUT FOR BLOOD TONIGHT

SLOW IT DOWN, ANGIE COME BACK TO BED
REST YOUR ARMS, AND REST YOUR LEGS

AND WHEN SHE STOOD SHE STOOD TALL
SHE’LL MAKE A FOOL OF YOU ALL
DON’T ASK FOR CIGARETTES
SHE AIN’T GOT NOTHIN LEFT FOR YOU

I NEVER, SHE NEVER, WE NEVER LOOKED BACK
THAT WASN’T WHAT WE WERE GOOD AT
AND WHEN IT CAME TO LOVE
WE WERE NOT GOOD ENOUGH

SLOW IT DOWN, ANGIE COME BACK TO BED
REST YOUR ARMS, AND REST YOUR LEGS
DON’T YOU FROWN WHEN YOU’RE FEELIN LIKE THAT
ONLY LOVE CAN DIG YOU OUT OF THIS

7.
Stubborn Love
Lyrics
X

VERSE 1
SHE’LL LIE AND STEAL AND CHEAT, AND BEG YOU FROM HER KNEES
MAKE YOU THINK SHE MEANS IT THIS TIME
SHE’LL TEAR A HOLE IN YOU THE ONE YOU CAN’T REPAIR
BUT I STILL LOVE HER I DON’T REALLY CARE

BRIDGE
WHEN WE WERE YOUNG OH OH WE DID ENOUGH
WHEN IT GOT COLD OOH OOH WE BUNDLED UP
I CAN’T BE TOLD AH AH IT CAN’T BE DONE

VERSE 2
IT’S BETTER TO FEEL PAIN THAN NOTHING AT ALL
THE OPPOSITE OF LOVE’S INDIFFERENCE
SO PAY ATTENTION NOW I’M STANDING ON YOUR PORCH SCREAMIN OUT
AND I WON’T LEAVE UNTIL YOU COME DOWNSTAIRS

CHORUS
SO KEEP YOUR HEAD UP KEEP YOUR LOVE
SO KEEP YOUR HEAD UP KEEP YOUR LOVE
SO KEEP YOUR HEAD UP KEEP YOUR LOVE
SO KEEP YOUR HEAD UP KEEP YOUR LOVE

VERSE
AND I DON’T BLAME YA DEAR FOR RUNNING LIKE YOU DID ALL THESE YEARS
I WOULD DO THE SAME YOU BEST BELIEVE
AND THE HIGHWAY SIGNS SAY WE’RE CLOSE, BUT I DON’T READ THOSE THINGS ANYMORE
I NEVER TRUSTED MY OWN EYES

BRIDGE
WHEN WE WERE YOUNG OH OH WE DID ENOUGH
WHEN IT GOT COLD OOH OOH WE BUNDLED UP
I CAN’T BE TOLD AH AH IT CAN’T BE DONE

CHORUS
SO KEEP YOUR HEAD UP KEEP YOUR LOVE
SO KEEP YOUR HEAD UP KEEP YOUR LOVE
SO KEEP YOUR HEAD UP KEEP YOUR LOVE
SO KEEP YOUR HEAD UP KEEP YOUR LOVE

8.
Big Parade
Lyrics
X

LOVELY GIRL WON’T YOU STAY, WON’T YOU STAY, STAY WITH ME
ALL MY LIFE I WAS BLIND, I WAS BLIND, NOW I SEE
LOVELY GIRL WON’T YOU STAY, WON’T YOU STAY, STAY WITH ME
ALL MY LIFE I WAS BLIND, I WAS BLIND, NOW I SEE

VERSE
FLEET OF BLACK, FLEET OF BLACK LIMOUSINES
THESE TINTED MACHINES, HERE COMES THE CAVALCADE

WITH THE ARMORED CARS, ARMORED CARS LIKE BERETTAS
FLAGS ON ANTENNAES DESIGNED TO KEEP ME SAFE, KEEP ME SAFE

CHORUS
AND OH MY MY OH HEY HEY
HERE HE COMES, THE CANDIDATE
BLUE EYED BOY, UNITED STATES
VOTE FOR HIM, THE CANDIDATE

VERSE
DIAMONDS CUT, DIAMONDS CUT FOR THE CARROTS
PLASTER OF PARIS, THE FLOATS FILL UP THE STREET

AND THE BEAUTY QUEENS, BEAUTY QUEENS WITH THE WHITE GLOVES
ALL SICK FROM THE NIGHT CLUBS, THEY WAVE WITH PAGEANTRY, PAGEANTRY

CHORUS
OH MY MY OH HEY HEY
HERE IT COMES, THE BIG PARADE
MARCHING BANDS AND BARRICADES
MAKE WAY, FOR THE BIG PARADE

BRIDGE

VERSE
CANVAS COVERED, CANVAS COVERED IN RESIN
THE VIOLENT MEN WHO DANCE THE BLOOD BALLET
AND THE BOOKIES SAY, BOOKIES SAY IT’S THE 3RD ROUND
OH WHEN LOUIE WILL GO DOWN, IF HE DON’T THERE’S HELL TO PAY, AND HELL TO RAISE

CHORUS
AND OH MY MY OH HEY HEY
HERE HE COMES, THE WELTERWEIGHT
TAKE A DIVE, FOR GOODNESS SAKE
OR SAY GOODBYE TO THE WELTERWEIGHT

VERSE
CATHOLIC PRIEST, CATHOLIC PRIEST IN A CRISIS
HE’S TORN BETWEEN ROMANCE AND JESUS, WHO WILL WIN THE CIVIL WAR

AND HE SAYS I’M IN LOVE, I’M IN LOVE WITH A WOMAN
YEA THIS IS MY CONFESSION, I’M LEAVING I CAN’T BE A PRIEST ANYMORE, ANYMORE

CHORUS
AND OH MY MY OH HEY HEY
THERE HE GOES, THE MAN OF FAITH

LEFT THE CHURCH FOR A FIANCE
LET HIM LOVE, THE MAN OF FAITH

BRIDGE

VERSE
T.V. CAMERAS, T.V. CAMERAS AND STAGE HANDS
AMERICAN BANDSTAND, ELECTRIC GUITARS

AND HE’S SINGIN SONGS, SINGIN SONGS FOR THE LONELY
ALL THE GIRLS WITH THE ROOM KEYS, THEY KNOW ALL HIS WORDS BY HEART, BY HEART AND THEY ALL SING

INTERLUDE
LOVELY GIRL WON’T YOU STAY, WON’T YOU STAY, STAY WITH ME
ALL MY LIFE I WAS BLIND, I WAS BLIND, NOW I SEE
LOVELY GIRL WON’T YOU STAY, WON’T YOU STAY, STAY WITH ME
ALL MY LIFE I WAS BLIND, I WAS BLIND, NOW I SEE

LOVELY GIRL WON’T YOU STAY, OH OH OHOH

CHORUS
OH MY MY OH HEY HEY
HERE SHE COMES BY SAVING GRACE
BURN THE CAR AND SAVE THE PLATES
SHE’S ARRIVED, MY SAVING GRACE

9.
Charlie Boy
Lyrics
X

VERSE
CHARLIE BOY, DON’T GO TO WAR, FIRST BORN IN FORTY – FOUR
KENNEDY MADE HIM BELIEVE WE COULD DO MUCH MORE

OHHH
LILLIAN, DON’T HANG YOUR HEAD, LOVE SHOULD MAKE YOU FEEL GOOD
IN UNIFORM YOU RAISED A MAN, WHO VOLUNTEERED TO STAND

BRIDGE
OHHH

CHORUS
PLAY THE BUGLE, PLAY THE TAPS AND
MAKE YOUR MOTHERS PROUD
RAISE YOUR RIFLES TO THE SKY BOYS
FIRE THAT VOLLEY LOUD

VERSE
NEWS WAS BAD ON UPLAND AVE., METUCHEN MOURN OUR LOSS
SONS REBELLED, WHILE FATHERS YELLED, AND MOTHERS CLUTCHED THE CROSS

BRIDGE
OHHH

CHORUS
PLAY THE BUGLE, PLAY THE TAPS AND
MAKE YOUR MOTHERS PROUD
RAISE YOUR RIFLES TO THE SKY BOYS
FIRE THAT VOLLEY LOUD

10.
Flapper Girl
Lyrics
X

VERSE 1
CUT OFF ALL OF YOUR HAIR
DID YOU FLINCH, DID YOU CARE
DID HE LOOK, DID HE STOP AND STARE
AT YOUR BRAND NEW HAIR
LOCAL BOY, LOCAL NEWS
POWER LINES HANGIN BOOTS
FIREMEN IN THEIR TRUCKS CUT LOOSE
A LOCAL BOY’S SHOES

CADILLAC, CADILLAC
BUSINESSMEN DRESSED IN SLACKS

I’M GONNA BUY ONE FOR US WHEN I GET BACK
A BIG CADILLAC

BRIDGE
AND YOU CAN WAVE TO ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS
AND I’LL NEVER LEAVE YOU AGAIN

CHORUS
WOULD YOU WRITE WOULD YOU CALL BACK BABY IF
I WROTE YOU A SONG
I BEEN GONE BUT YOU’RE STILL MY LADY AND
I NEED YOU AT HOME

VERSE 2
ROMEO, JULIET
BALCONY IN SILHOUETTE
MAKIN O’S WITH HER CIGARETTE
IT’S JULIET

FLAPPER GIRL, FLAPPER GIRL
PROHIBITION IN CURLS
HAIR OF GOLD AND A NECK OF CURLS
IT’S FLAPPER GIRL

BRIDGE
AND YOU CAN WAVE TO ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS
AND I’LL NEVER LEAVE YOU AGAIN

CHORUS
WOULD YOU WRITE WOULD YOU CALL BACK BABY IF
I WROTE YOU A SONG
I BEEN GONE BUT YOU’RE STILL MY LADY AND
I NEED YOU AT HOME

BRIDGE
CAUSE IF YOU AIN’T BEHIND MY DOOR
THEN I AIN’T GOT A HOME ANYMORE

CHORUS
WOULD YOU WRITE WOULD YOU CALL BACK BABY IF
I WROTE YOU A SONG
I BEEN GONE BUT YOU’RE STILL MY LADY AND
I NEED YOU AT HOME

OUTRO
LOVERS COME, LOVERS GO
LOVERS LEAVE ME ALONE
SHE’LL COME BACK TO ME

11.
Morning Song
Lyrics
X

THE CARBONATION IN MY DRINK
THE BUBBLES RISE WHILE MY HEART SINKS
AND I’LL I TEND TO DO IS THINK OF YOU

WAS IT EASIER TO PACK YOUR BAGS
AND BOOK THAT FLIGHT TO PARIS AS
THE PLANE BEGAN TO MOVE THAT AFTERNOON

WHEN ALL THE TRAINS HAVE PULLED AWAY
FROM LOCAL STATIONS IN DECAY
IT’S I WHO WAITS, IT’S YOU WHO’S LATE AGAIN

AND DID YOU THINK OF ME WHEN YOU MADE LOVE
TO HIM, WAS IT THE SAME AS US
OR WAS IT DIFFERENT, IT MUST HAVE BEEN

AND ALL THE PRETTY DAMES
THEY’LL HUG AND KISS YOU ALL THE SAME
AND WHEN THEY GO, THEY’RE GONE
THEY’RE NOT RUN- NING LATE
OH ALL, ALL THE PRETTY DAMES

AND THE KIDS YOU HOLD IN YOUR ARMS
WITH PROMISES TO PROTECT THEM FROM HARM
BUT THEY GROW, AND THEY GO
AND YOU’RE ALL A- LONE
ALL THE KIDS, ALL THE KIDS THAT YOU HOLD

AND IT’S A SHAME THAT IT ENDS THIS WAY
WITH NOTHING LEFT TO SAY
SO JUST SIT ON YOUR HANDS, WHILE I WALK AW—AY
IT’S A SHAME, IT’S A SHAME, IT’S A SHAME
WHEN MY HANDS BEGIN TO SHAKE
WHEN BITTERNESS IS ALL I TASTE
AND MY CAR WON’T STOP
CAUSE I CUT THE BRAKES
I HOLD ON TO A HOPE IN MY FATE

OH OH AH AH HEY HEY
MAY YOU RETURN TO LOVE ONE DAY
WELL I HOPE AND I PRAY
YOU GET WHAT YOU GAVE
OH OH AH AH HEY HEY
deluxe Buy listen
“[The Lumineers make] music with real lyrics and real instruments that speak[s] to everyone.” ~Billboard “The Lumineers’ debut record is instantly gratifying—and not in the hasty, shallow way often found in pre-fab pop songs either. While some records take days or months to properly digest, there’s an instant connection here similar to that sonic euphoria many people found upon hearing their first roaring Mumford song, favorite Dylan lyric or perfect Head and The Heart harmony.” ~Paste “The debut from this Colorado crew basically argues that a bunch of Americans can lead slowly-accelerating lovelorn singalongs just as well as UK yankophile Marcus Mumford.” ~Rolling Stone

The Lumineers Deluxe

1.
Flowers in Your Hair
Lyrics
X

WHEN WE WERE YOUNGER WE THOUGHT
EVERYONE WAS ON OUR SIDE
THEN WE GREW A LITTLE BIT
AND ROMANTICIZED THE TIME I SAW
FLOWERS IN YOUR HAIR
IT TAKES A BOY TO LIVE
IT TAKES A MAN TO PRETEND HE WAS THERE

SO THEN WE GREW A LITTLE AND KNEW A LOT
AND HOW WE DEMONSTRATED IT TO THE COPS
AND ALL THE THINGS WE SAID
WE WERE SELF-ASSURED

CAUSE IT’S A LONG ROAD TO WISDOM
BUT IT’S A SHORT ONE
TO BEING IGNORED

BE IN MY EYES
BE IN MY HEART
BE IN MY EYES AI YAI YAI
AND BE IN MY HEART

SO NOW I THINK THAT I COULD
LOVE YOU BACK
AND I HOPE IT’S NOT TOO LATE CAUSE YOU’RE ATTRACTIVE
AND THE WAY YOU MOVE
I WON’T CLOSE MY EYES
IT TAKES A MAN TO LIVE
IT TAKES A WOMAN TO MAKE HIM COMPROMISE

BE IN MY EYES
BE IN MY HEART
BE IN MY EYES AI YAI YAI
AND BE IN MY HEART

2.
Classy Girls
Lyrics
X

VERSE
WELL SHE WAS STANDING IN A BAR
I SAID HELLO HOW DO YOU DO?
SHE HANDED ME A BEER WITH A KANGAROO

SHE SPOKE OF PLACES I HAD NEVER BEEN
THAT SHE HAD TRAVELLED TO
AND WE SLOW DANCED ALONE TO FASTER TUNES
I MADE HER LAUGH, I MADE A PASS
I SHOWED HER MY HALF-DOLLAR RING, SHE SAID

THAT’S PRETTY COOL
BUT CLASSY GIRLS DON’T KISS IN BARS YOU FOOL

VERSE
SO LATER ON THE CROWD CALMED DOWN
AND I BELIEVE IT WAS AS IF
SOMETHING DREW ME CLOSER TO HER LIPS
PICTURE MY SURPRISE WHEN I HAD
TRIED TO LEAN IN FOR A KISS
AND SHE JUST SMILED AND TURNED HER HEAD DOWN QUICK

I ASKED HER WHY, AND SHE REPLIED

IT WAS NOTHING I WAS DOING WRONG

IT’S JUST WHAT IT IS
BUT CLASSY GIRLS, DON’T KISS IN BARS LIKE THIS

CHORUS
NO CLASSY GIRLS DON’T KISS IN BARS
BOYS WILL BREAK THEIR BACKS AND HEARTS
BUT IT’S ALL RIGHT
THE HARDEST PART IS THROUGH

3.
Submarines
Lyrics
X

I BELIEVE SUBMARINES
UNDERNEATH DEEP BLUE SEAS
SAW THE FLAG, JAPANESE
NO ONE WILL BELIEVE ME

RAN BACK TO THE TOWN BAR
AND I TOLD THE PEOPLE HOW
I HAD SEEN A SUBMARINE
AND EVERYONE LAUGHED ALOUD

ONE MEASURE SAME AS INTRO

I DID SPY A PERISCOPE

DEAD OF NIGHT ON THE EASTERN COAST
THE POLICE MADE THEM JOKES
TOLD ME I’D SEEN A GHOST

EVERYONE THINKS I’M A LIAR
NO ONE KNOWS THE TRUTH
IF IT WAS A BIGGER FIRE
I WOULD BE ON THE ROOF

INTERLUDE

SHIPS WILL RUST IN BALDWIN BAY
LET ME GO
NO ONE TRUSTS WHAT I SAY
I DON’T KNOW
OH MY GOD NO ONE PAID
ATTENTION
OVERNIGHT MY HAIR TURNED GRAY
OH OH OH

IN THE END IT BOILS DOWN TO CREDIBILITY
I HAD NONE SO I WILL DIE WITH THE SECRETS OF THE SEA

4.
Dead Sea
Lyrics
X

VERSE
I STOOD ALONE UPON THE PLATFORM IN VAIN
THE PUERTO RICANS THEY WERE PLAYING THEIR SALSA IN THE RAIN
WITH OPEN DOORS AND MANUAL LOCKS
IN FAST FOOD PARKING LOTS

I HEADED WEST I WAS A MAN ON THE MOVE
NEW YORK IT LIED TO ME I NEEDED THE TRUTH
OH I NEED SOMEBODY, I NEED SOMEONE I COULD TRUST
AND I DON’T GAMBLE, BUT IF I DID I WOULD BET ON US

CHORUS
LIKE THE DEAD SEA, YOU TOLD ME I WAS LIKE THE DEAD SEA
YOU’LL NEVER SINK WHEN YOU ARE WITH ME, OH LORD, LIKE THE DEAD SEA
WOAH I’M LIKE THE DEAD SEA, THE FINEST WORDS YOU EVER SAID TO ME
HONEY CAN’T YOU SEE, I WAS BORN TO BE, BE YOUR DEAD SEA

VERSE
YOU TOLD ME YOU WERE GOOD AT RUNNIN AWAY
DOMESTIC LIFE IT NEVER SUITED YOU LIKE A SUITCASE
YOU LEFT WITH JUST THE CLOTHES ON YOUR BACK
THEY TOOK THE REST WHEN YOU TOOK A NAP

YES THERE ARE TIMES WE LIVE FOR SOMEBODY ELSE
YOUR FATHER DIED AND YOU DECIDED TO LIVE IT FOR YOURSELF, YOU FELT
YOU JUST FELT IT WAS TIME
AND I’M GLAD, CAUSE YOU WITH CATS, THAT’S JUST NOT RIGHT

CHORUS
LIKE THE DEAD SEA, YOU TOLD ME I WAS LIKE THE DEAD SEA
YOU’LL NEVER SINK WHEN YOU ARE WITH ME, OH LORD, LIKE THE DEAD SEA
WOAH I’M LIKE THE DEAD SEA, THE FINEST WORDS YOU EVER SAID TO ME
HONEY CAN’T YOU SEE, I WAS BORN TO BE, BE YOUR DEAD SEA

BRIDGE
I BEEN DOWN I BEEN DEFEATED
YOU’RE THE MESSAGE I WILL HEED IT
WOULD YOU STAY WITH ME
WOULD YOU STAY THE NIGHT

OOHH

CHORUS
LIKE THE DEAD SEA, YOU TOLD ME I WAS LIKE THE DEAD SEA
YOU’LL NEVER SINK WHEN YOU ARE WITH ME, OH LORD, LIKE THE DEAD SEA
WOAH I’M LIKE THE DEAD SEA, THE FINEST WORDS YOU EVER SAID TO ME
HONEY CAN’T YOU SEE, I WAS BORN TO BE, BE YOUR DEAD SEA

5.
Ho Hey
Lyrics
X

VERSE
I’VE BEEN TRYING TO DO IT RIGHT
I’VE BEEN LIVING A LONELY LIFE
I’VE BEEN SLEEPING HERE INSTEAD
I’VE BEEN SLEEPING IN MY BED,
I’VE BEEN SLEEPING IN MY BED

SO SHOW ME FAMILY
ALL THE BLOOD THAT I WILL BLEED
I DUNNO WHERE I BELONG
I DUNNO WHERE I WENT WRONG,
BUT I CAN WRITE A SONG

CHORUS
I BELONG WITH YOU, YOU BELONG WITH ME
YOU’RE MY SWEETHEART
I BELONG WITH YOU, YOU BELONG WITH ME
YOU’RE MY SWEET

VERSE
I DON’T THINK YOU’RE RIGHT FOR HIM
THINK OF WHAT IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN IF YOU
TOOK A BUS TO CHINATOWN
I’D BE STANDING ON CANAL, AND BOWERY
AND SHE’D BE STANDING NEXT TO ME

CHORUS
I BELONG WITH YOU, YOU BELONG WITH ME
YOU’RE MY SWEETHEART
I BELONG WITH YOU, YOU BELONG WITH ME
YOU’RE MY SWEETHEART

BRIDGE
AND LOVE, WE NEED IT NOW
LET’S HOPE FOR SOME
CAUSE OH, WE’RE BLEEDING OUT

CHORUS
I BELONG WITH YOU, YOU BELONG WITH ME
YOU’RE MY SWEETHEART
I BELONG WITH YOU, YOU BELONG WITH ME
YOU’RE MY SWEET

6.
Slow it Down
Lyrics
X

I FEEL HER FILTH IN MY BONES
WASH OFF MY HANDS TIL IT’S GONE
THE WALLS THEY’RE CLOSING IN
WITH VELVET CURTAINS

SOME LOVE WAS MADE FOR THE LIGHT
SOME KISS YOUR CHEEK AND GOODNIGHT
LIFT UP A RED HIGH HEEL
LOCK UP YOUR DOORS WITH STEEL

THEY’RE MAKIN NOISE IN MY STREET
MY BLINDS ARE DRAWN I CAN’T SEE
SMASHED IN MY CAR WINDOW
DIDN’T TOUCH THE STEREO

SLOW IT DOWN, ANGIE COME BACK TO BED
REST YOUR ARMS, AND REST YOUR LEGS

ACT LIKE YOU’VE BEEN HERE BEFORE
SMILE LESS AND DRESS UP SOME MORE
TIE UP YOUR SCARF REAL TIGHT
THESE BOYS ARE OUT FOR BLOOD TONIGHT

SLOW IT DOWN, ANGIE COME BACK TO BED
REST YOUR ARMS, AND REST YOUR LEGS

AND WHEN SHE STOOD SHE STOOD TALL
SHE’LL MAKE A FOOL OF YOU ALL
DON’T ASK FOR CIGARETTES
SHE AIN’T GOT NOTHIN LEFT FOR YOU

I NEVER, SHE NEVER, WE NEVER LOOKED BACK
THAT WASN’T WHAT WE WERE GOOD AT
AND WHEN IT CAME TO LOVE
WE WERE NOT GOOD ENOUGH

SLOW IT DOWN, ANGIE COME BACK TO BED
REST YOUR ARMS, AND REST YOUR LEGS
DON’T YOU FROWN WHEN YOU’RE FEELIN LIKE THAT
ONLY LOVE CAN DIG YOU OUT OF THIS

7.
Stubborn Love
Lyrics
X

VERSE 1
SHE’LL LIE AND STEAL AND CHEAT, AND BEG YOU FROM HER KNEES
MAKE YOU THINK SHE MEANS IT THIS TIME
SHE’LL TEAR A HOLE IN YOU THE ONE YOU CAN’T REPAIR
BUT I STILL LOVE HER I DON’T REALLY CARE

BRIDGE
WHEN WE WERE YOUNG OH OH WE DID ENOUGH
WHEN IT GOT COLD OOH OOH WE BUNDLED UP
I CAN’T BE TOLD AH AH IT CAN’T BE DONE

VERSE 2
IT’S BETTER TO FEEL PAIN THAN NOTHING AT ALL
THE OPPOSITE OF LOVE’S INDIFFERENCE
SO PAY ATTENTION NOW I’M STANDING ON YOUR PORCH SCREAMIN OUT
AND I WON’T LEAVE UNTIL YOU COME DOWNSTAIRS

CHORUS
SO KEEP YOUR HEAD UP KEEP YOUR LOVE
SO KEEP YOUR HEAD UP KEEP YOUR LOVE
SO KEEP YOUR HEAD UP KEEP YOUR LOVE
SO KEEP YOUR HEAD UP KEEP YOUR LOVE

VERSE
AND I DON’T BLAME YA DEAR FOR RUNNING LIKE YOU DID ALL THESE YEARS
I WOULD DO THE SAME YOU BEST BELIEVE
AND THE HIGHWAY SIGNS SAY WE’RE CLOSE, BUT I DON’T READ THOSE THINGS ANYMORE
I NEVER TRUSTED MY OWN EYES

BRIDGE
WHEN WE WERE YOUNG OH OH WE DID ENOUGH
WHEN IT GOT COLD OOH OOH WE BUNDLED UP
I CAN’T BE TOLD AH AH IT CAN’T BE DONE

CHORUS
SO KEEP YOUR HEAD UP KEEP YOUR LOVE
SO KEEP YOUR HEAD UP KEEP YOUR LOVE
SO KEEP YOUR HEAD UP KEEP YOUR LOVE
SO KEEP YOUR HEAD UP KEEP YOUR LOVE

8.
Big Parade
Lyrics
X

LOVELY GIRL WON’T YOU STAY, WON’T YOU STAY, STAY WITH ME
ALL MY LIFE I WAS BLIND, I WAS BLIND, NOW I SEE
LOVELY GIRL WON’T YOU STAY, WON’T YOU STAY, STAY WITH ME
ALL MY LIFE I WAS BLIND, I WAS BLIND, NOW I SEE

VERSE
FLEET OF BLACK, FLEET OF BLACK LIMOUSINES
THESE TINTED MACHINES, HERE COMES THE CAVALCADE

WITH THE ARMORED CARS, ARMORED CARS LIKE BERETTAS
FLAGS ON ANTENNAES DESIGNED TO KEEP ME SAFE, KEEP ME SAFE

CHORUS
AND OH MY MY OH HEY HEY
HERE HE COMES, THE CANDIDATE
BLUE EYED BOY, UNITED STATES
VOTE FOR HIM, THE CANDIDATE

VERSE
DIAMONDS CUT, DIAMONDS CUT FOR THE CARROTS
PLASTER OF PARIS, THE FLOATS FILL UP THE STREET

AND THE BEAUTY QUEENS, BEAUTY QUEENS WITH THE WHITE GLOVES
ALL SICK FROM THE NIGHT CLUBS, THEY WAVE WITH PAGEANTRY, PAGEANTRY

CHORUS
OH MY MY OH HEY HEY
HERE IT COMES, THE BIG PARADE
MARCHING BANDS AND BARRICADES
MAKE WAY, FOR THE BIG PARADE

BRIDGE

VERSE
CANVAS COVERED, CANVAS COVERED IN RESIN
THE VIOLENT MEN WHO DANCE THE BLOOD BALLET
AND THE BOOKIES SAY, BOOKIES SAY IT’S THE 3RD ROUND
OH WHEN LOUIE WILL GO DOWN, IF HE DON’T THERE’S HELL TO PAY, AND HELL TO RAISE

CHORUS
AND OH MY MY OH HEY HEY
HERE HE COMES, THE WELTERWEIGHT
TAKE A DIVE, FOR GOODNESS SAKE
OR SAY GOODBYE TO THE WELTERWEIGHT

VERSE
CATHOLIC PRIEST, CATHOLIC PRIEST IN A CRISIS
HE’S TORN BETWEEN ROMANCE AND JESUS, WHO WILL WIN THE CIVIL WAR

AND HE SAYS I’M IN LOVE, I’M IN LOVE WITH A WOMAN
YEA THIS IS MY CONFESSION, I’M LEAVING I CAN’T BE A PRIEST ANYMORE, ANYMORE

CHORUS
AND OH MY MY OH HEY HEY
THERE HE GOES, THE MAN OF FAITH

LEFT THE CHURCH FOR A FIANCE
LET HIM LOVE, THE MAN OF FAITH

BRIDGE

VERSE
T.V. CAMERAS, T.V. CAMERAS AND STAGE HANDS
AMERICAN BANDSTAND, ELECTRIC GUITARS

AND HE’S SINGIN SONGS, SINGIN SONGS FOR THE LONELY
ALL THE GIRLS WITH THE ROOM KEYS, THEY KNOW ALL HIS WORDS BY HEART, BY HEART AND THEY ALL SING

INTERLUDE
LOVELY GIRL WON’T YOU STAY, WON’T YOU STAY, STAY WITH ME
ALL MY LIFE I WAS BLIND, I WAS BLIND, NOW I SEE
LOVELY GIRL WON’T YOU STAY, WON’T YOU STAY, STAY WITH ME
ALL MY LIFE I WAS BLIND, I WAS BLIND, NOW I SEE

LOVELY GIRL WON’T YOU STAY, OH OH OHOH

CHORUS
OH MY MY OH HEY HEY
HERE SHE COMES BY SAVING GRACE
BURN THE CAR AND SAVE THE PLATES
SHE’S ARRIVED, MY SAVING GRACE

9.
Charlie Boy
Lyrics
X

VERSE
CHARLIE BOY, DON’T GO TO WAR, FIRST BORN IN FORTY – FOUR
KENNEDY MADE HIM BELIEVE WE COULD DO MUCH MORE

OHHH
LILLIAN, DON’T HANG YOUR HEAD, LOVE SHOULD MAKE YOU FEEL GOOD
IN UNIFORM YOU RAISED A MAN, WHO VOLUNTEERED TO STAND

BRIDGE
OHHH

CHORUS
PLAY THE BUGLE, PLAY THE TAPS AND
MAKE YOUR MOTHERS PROUD
RAISE YOUR RIFLES TO THE SKY BOYS
FIRE THAT VOLLEY LOUD

VERSE
NEWS WAS BAD ON UPLAND AVE., METUCHEN MOURN OUR LOSS
SONS REBELLED, WHILE FATHERS YELLED, AND MOTHERS CLUTCHED THE CROSS

BRIDGE
OHHH

CHORUS
PLAY THE BUGLE, PLAY THE TAPS AND
MAKE YOUR MOTHERS PROUD
RAISE YOUR RIFLES TO THE SKY BOYS
FIRE THAT VOLLEY LOUD

10.
Flapper Girl
Lyrics
X

VERSE 1
CUT OFF ALL OF YOUR HAIR
DID YOU FLINCH, DID YOU CARE
DID HE LOOK, DID HE STOP AND STARE
AT YOUR BRAND NEW HAIR
LOCAL BOY, LOCAL NEWS
POWER LINES HANGIN BOOTS
FIREMEN IN THEIR TRUCKS CUT LOOSE
A LOCAL BOY’S SHOES

CADILLAC, CADILLAC
BUSINESSMEN DRESSED IN SLACKS

I’M GONNA BUY ONE FOR US WHEN I GET BACK
A BIG CADILLAC

BRIDGE
AND YOU CAN WAVE TO ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS
AND I’LL NEVER LEAVE YOU AGAIN

CHORUS
WOULD YOU WRITE WOULD YOU CALL BACK BABY IF
I WROTE YOU A SONG
I BEEN GONE BUT YOU’RE STILL MY LADY AND
I NEED YOU AT HOME

VERSE 2
ROMEO, JULIET
BALCONY IN SILHOUETTE
MAKIN O’S WITH HER CIGARETTE
IT’S JULIET

FLAPPER GIRL, FLAPPER GIRL
PROHIBITION IN CURLS
HAIR OF GOLD AND A NECK OF CURLS
IT’S FLAPPER GIRL

BRIDGE
AND YOU CAN WAVE TO ALL OF YOUR FRIENDS
AND I’LL NEVER LEAVE YOU AGAIN

CHORUS
WOULD YOU WRITE WOULD YOU CALL BACK BABY IF
I WROTE YOU A SONG
I BEEN GONE BUT YOU’RE STILL MY LADY AND
I NEED YOU AT HOME

BRIDGE
CAUSE IF YOU AIN’T BEHIND MY DOOR
THEN I AIN’T GOT A HOME ANYMORE

CHORUS
WOULD YOU WRITE WOULD YOU CALL BACK BABY IF
I WROTE YOU A SONG
I BEEN GONE BUT YOU’RE STILL MY LADY AND
I NEED YOU AT HOME

OUTRO
LOVERS COME, LOVERS GO
LOVERS LEAVE ME ALONE
SHE’LL COME BACK TO ME

11.
Morning Song
Lyrics
X

THE CARBONATION IN MY DRINK
THE BUBBLES RISE WHILE MY HEART SINKS
AND I’LL I TEND TO DO IS THINK OF YOU

WAS IT EASIER TO PACK YOUR BAGS
AND BOOK THAT FLIGHT TO PARIS AS
THE PLANE BEGAN TO MOVE THAT AFTERNOON

WHEN ALL THE TRAINS HAVE PULLED AWAY
FROM LOCAL STATIONS IN DECAY
IT’S I WHO WAITS, IT’S YOU WHO’S LATE AGAIN

AND DID YOU THINK OF ME WHEN YOU MADE LOVE
TO HIM, WAS IT THE SAME AS US
OR WAS IT DIFFERENT, IT MUST HAVE BEEN

AND ALL THE PRETTY DAMES
THEY’LL HUG AND KISS YOU ALL THE SAME
AND WHEN THEY GO, THEY’RE GONE
THEY’RE NOT RUN- NING LATE
OH ALL, ALL THE PRETTY DAMES

AND THE KIDS YOU HOLD IN YOUR ARMS
WITH PROMISES TO PROTECT THEM FROM HARM
BUT THEY GROW, AND THEY GO
AND YOU’RE ALL A- LONE
ALL THE KIDS, ALL THE KIDS THAT YOU HOLD

AND IT’S A SHAME THAT IT ENDS THIS WAY
WITH NOTHING LEFT TO SAY
SO JUST SIT ON YOUR HANDS, WHILE I WALK AW—AY
IT’S A SHAME, IT’S A SHAME, IT’S A SHAME
WHEN MY HANDS BEGIN TO SHAKE
WHEN BITTERNESS IS ALL I TASTE
AND MY CAR WON’T STOP
CAUSE I CUT THE BRAKES
I HOLD ON TO A HOPE IN MY FATE

OH OH AH AH HEY HEY
MAY YOU RETURN TO LOVE ONE DAY
WELL I HOPE AND I PRAY
YOU GET WHAT YOU GAVE
OH OH AH AH HEY HEY

12.
Ain't Nobody's Problem

13.
This Must be the Place (Naive Melody)

14.
Elouise
Lyrics
X

VERSE
IF YOU’RE DOWN ON YOUR LUCK DON’T GET DOWN ON YOURSELF IT WON’T DO YOU NO GOOD
CAUSE I’VE BEEN THERE BEFORE, FOUGHT 100 WARS, BUT I’M STILL FIGHTING FOR YOU

CHORUS
ELOUISE, WHY’D YOU LEAVE
PLEASE CONFESS, CONFESS TO ME
SING MY SONG, PATIENTLY
AND I’LL RETURN, MY ELOUISE

VERSE
LET’S BE ELVIS AND LET’S BE DAVID BYRNE, LET’S ALL LEARN HOW TO DANCE
MOVE YOUR FEET IN TIME, PUT YOUR HAND IN MINE, WE WILL WALTZ ONCE AGAIN

CHORUS
ELOUISE, WHY’D YOU LEAVE
PLEASE CONFESS, CONFESS TO ME
SING MY SONG, PATIENTLY
AND I’LL RETURN, MY ELOUISE

CHORUS LOUDER
ELOUISE, WHY’D YOU LEAVE
PLEASE CONFESS, CONFESS TO ME
SING MY SONG, PATIENTLY
AND I’LL RETURN, MY ELOUISE

15.
Darlene
Lyrics
X

I SEE YOU
STANDING THERE
IN YOUR FAVORITE DRESS
I LIKE WHAT YOU WEAR

OH DARLENE, OH DARLENE

I GIVE YOU MY RING
IN YOUR SHAKING HANDS
YOU GIVE ME A STING
WITH YOUR CRAZY PLANS

OH DARLENE, OH DARLENE

16.
Slow it Down (Live)

17.
On The Road with the Lumineers (Video)

18.
Ho Hey (Video)

19.
Stubborn Love (Video)

20.
Stubborn Love (Tour Video)

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The Winter EP is a limited edition, 10" vinyl (only 4,000 pressed) containing four unreleased tracks.  Side A is a cover of Sawmill Joe's, "Ain't Nobody's Problem" and Talking Heads' "This Must Be The Place (Naive Melody)"  Side B is the previously unreleased tracks "Darlene" and "Elouise".  (Note: No digital downloads of these tracks are available)

The Winter EP 10″

1.
Ain't Nobody's Problem

2.
This Must be the Place (Naive Melody)

3.
Darlene

4.
Elouise

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The audio tracks on this EP are Mastered for iTunes. This EP was recorded at the iTunes Festival - a month of exclusive live performances at the legendary Roundhouse in London. The first iTunes Festival launched in 2007, bringing out a wide array of amazing music every night for an entire month.

iTunes Festival: London 2013

1.
Submarines (Live)
Lyrics
X

I BELIEVE SUBMARINES
UNDERNEATH DEEP BLUE SEAS
SAW THE FLAG, JAPANESE
NO ONE WILL BELIEVE ME

RAN BACK TO THE TOWN BAR
AND I TOLD THE PEOPLE HOW
I HAD SEEN A SUBMARINE
AND EVERYONE LAUGHED ALOUD

ONE MEASURE SAME AS INTRO

I DID SPY A PERISCOPE

DEAD OF NIGHT ON THE EASTERN COAST
THE POLICE MADE THEM JOKES
TOLD ME I’D SEEN A GHOST

EVERYONE THINKS I’M A LIAR
NO ONE KNOWS THE TRUTH
IF IT WAS A BIGGER FIRE
I WOULD BE ON THE ROOF

INTERLUDE

SHIPS WILL RUST IN BALDWIN BAY
LET ME GO
NO ONE TRUSTS WHAT I SAY
I DON’T KNOW
OH MY GOD NO ONE PAID
ATTENTION
OVERNIGHT MY HAIR TURNED GRAY
OH OH OH

IN THE END IT BOILS DOWN TO CREDIBILITY
I HAD NONE SO I WILL DIE WITH THE SECRETS OF THE SEA

2.
Ho Hey (Live)
Lyrics
X

VERSE
I’VE BEEN TRYING TO DO IT RIGHT
I’VE BEEN LIVING A LONELY LIFE
I’VE BEEN SLEEPING HERE INSTEAD
I’VE BEEN SLEEPING IN MY BED,
I’VE BEEN SLEEPING IN MY BED

SO SHOW ME FAMILY
ALL THE BLOOD THAT I WILL BLEED
I DUNNO WHERE I BELONG
I DUNNO WHERE I WENT WRONG,
BUT I CAN WRITE A SONG

CHORUS
I BELONG WITH YOU, YOU BELONG WITH ME
YOU’RE MY SWEETHEART
I BELONG WITH YOU, YOU BELONG WITH ME
YOU’RE MY SWEET

VERSE
I DON’T THINK YOU’RE RIGHT FOR HIM
THINK OF WHAT IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN IF YOU
TOOK A BUS TO CHINATOWN
I’D BE STANDING ON CANAL, AND BOWERY
AND SHE’D BE STANDING NEXT TO ME

CHORUS
I BELONG WITH YOU, YOU BELONG WITH ME
YOU’RE MY SWEETHEART
I BELONG WITH YOU, YOU BELONG WITH ME
YOU’RE MY SWEETHEART

BRIDGE
AND LOVE, WE NEED IT NOW
LET’S HOPE FOR SOME
CAUSE OH, WE’RE BLEEDING OUT

CHORUS
I BELONG WITH YOU, YOU BELONG WITH ME
YOU’RE MY SWEETHEART
I BELONG WITH YOU, YOU BELONG WITH ME
YOU’RE MY SWEET

3.
Slow it Down (Live)
Lyrics
X

I FEEL HER FILTH IN MY BONES
WASH OFF MY HANDS TIL IT’S GONE
THE WALLS THEY’RE CLOSING IN
WITH VELVET CURTAINS

SOME LOVE WAS MADE FOR THE LIGHT
SOME KISS YOUR CHEEK AND GOODNIGHT
LIFT UP A RED HIGH HEEL
LOCK UP YOUR DOORS WITH STEEL

THEY’RE MAKIN NOISE IN MY STREET
MY BLINDS ARE DRAWN I CAN’T SEE
SMASHED IN MY CAR WINDOW
DIDN’T TOUCH THE STEREO

SLOW IT DOWN, ANGIE COME BACK TO BED
REST YOUR ARMS, AND REST YOUR LEGS

ACT LIKE YOU’VE BEEN HERE BEFORE
SMILE LESS AND DRESS UP SOME MORE
TIE UP YOUR SCARF REAL TIGHT
THESE BOYS ARE OUT FOR BLOOD TONIGHT

SLOW IT DOWN, ANGIE COME BACK TO BED
REST YOUR ARMS, AND REST YOUR LEGS

AND WHEN SHE STOOD SHE STOOD TALL
SHE’LL MAKE A FOOL OF YOU ALL
DON’T ASK FOR CIGARETTES
SHE AIN’T GOT NOTHIN LEFT FOR YOU

I NEVER, SHE NEVER, WE NEVER LOOKED BACK
THAT WASN’T WHAT WE WERE GOOD AT
AND WHEN IT CAME TO LOVE
WE WERE NOT GOOD ENOUGH

SLOW IT DOWN, ANGIE COME BACK TO BED
REST YOUR ARMS, AND REST YOUR LEGS
DON’T YOU FROWN WHEN YOU’RE FEELIN LIKE THAT
ONLY LOVE CAN DIG YOU OUT OF THIS

4.
Darlene (Live)
Lyrics
X

I SEE YOU
STANDING THERE
IN YOUR FAVORITE DRESS
I LIKE WHAT YOU WEAR

OH DARLENE, OH DARLENE

I GIVE YOU MY RING
IN YOUR SHAKING HANDS
YOU GIVE ME A STING
WITH YOUR CRAZY PLANS

OH DARLENE, OH DARLENE

5.
Elouise (Live)
Lyrics
X

VERSE
IF YOU’RE DOWN ON YOUR LUCK DON’T GET DOWN ON YOURSELF IT WON’T DO YOU NO GOOD
CAUSE I’VE BEEN THERE BEFORE, FOUGHT 100 WARS, BUT I’M STILL FIGHTING FOR YOU

CHORUS
ELOUISE, WHY’D YOU LEAVE
PLEASE CONFESS, CONFESS TO ME
SING MY SONG, PATIENTLY
AND I’LL RETURN, MY ELOUISE

VERSE
LET’S BE ELVIS AND LET’S BE DAVID BYRNE, LET’S ALL LEARN HOW TO DANCE
MOVE YOUR FEET IN TIME, PUT YOUR HAND IN MINE, WE WILL WALTZ ONCE AGAIN

CHORUS
ELOUISE, WHY’D YOU LEAVE
PLEASE CONFESS, CONFESS TO ME
SING MY SONG, PATIENTLY
AND I’LL RETURN, MY ELOUISE

CHORUS LOUDER
ELOUISE, WHY’D YOU LEAVE
PLEASE CONFESS, CONFESS TO ME
SING MY SONG, PATIENTLY
AND I’LL RETURN, MY ELOUISE

6.
Stubborn Love (Live)
Lyrics
X

VERSE 1
SHE’LL LIE AND STEAL AND CHEAT, AND BEG YOU FROM HER KNEES
MAKE YOU THINK SHE MEANS IT THIS TIME
SHE’LL TEAR A HOLE IN YOU THE ONE YOU CAN’T REPAIR
BUT I STILL LOVE HER I DON’T REALLY CARE

BRIDGE
WHEN WE WERE YOUNG OH OH WE DID ENOUGH
WHEN IT GOT COLD OOH OOH WE BUNDLED UP
I CAN’T BE TOLD AH AH IT CAN’T BE DONE

VERSE 2
IT’S BETTER TO FEEL PAIN THAN NOTHING AT ALL
THE OPPOSITE OF LOVE’S INDIFFERENCE
SO PAY ATTENTION NOW I’M STANDING ON YOUR PORCH SCREAMIN OUT
AND I WON’T LEAVE UNTIL YOU COME DOWNSTAIRS

CHORUS
SO KEEP YOUR HEAD UP KEEP YOUR LOVE
SO KEEP YOUR HEAD UP KEEP YOUR LOVE
SO KEEP YOUR HEAD UP KEEP YOUR LOVE
SO KEEP YOUR HEAD UP KEEP YOUR LOVE

VERSE
AND I DON’T BLAME YA DEAR FOR RUNNING LIKE YOU DID ALL THESE YEARS
I WOULD DO THE SAME YOU BEST BELIEVE
AND THE HIGHWAY SIGNS SAY WE’RE CLOSE, BUT I DON’T READ THOSE THINGS ANYMORE
I NEVER TRUSTED MY OWN EYES

BRIDGE
WHEN WE WERE YOUNG OH OH WE DID ENOUGH
WHEN IT GOT COLD OOH OOH WE BUNDLED UP
I CAN’T BE TOLD AH AH IT CAN’T BE DONE

CHORUS
SO KEEP YOUR HEAD UP KEEP YOUR LOVE
SO KEEP YOUR HEAD UP KEEP YOUR LOVE
SO KEEP YOUR HEAD UP KEEP YOUR LOVE
SO KEEP YOUR HEAD UP KEEP YOUR LOVE

7.
Big Parade (Live)
Lyrics
X

LOVELY GIRL WON’T YOU STAY, WON’T YOU STAY, STAY WITH ME
ALL MY LIFE I WAS BLIND, I WAS BLIND, NOW I SEE
LOVELY GIRL WON’T YOU STAY, WON’T YOU STAY, STAY WITH ME
ALL MY LIFE I WAS BLIND, I WAS BLIND, NOW I SEE

VERSE
FLEET OF BLACK, FLEET OF BLACK LIMOUSINES
THESE TINTED MACHINES, HERE COMES THE CAVALCADE

WITH THE ARMORED CARS, ARMORED CARS LIKE BERETTAS
FLAGS ON ANTENNAES DESIGNED TO KEEP ME SAFE, KEEP ME SAFE

CHORUS
AND OH MY MY OH HEY HEY
HERE HE COMES, THE CANDIDATE
BLUE EYED BOY, UNITED STATES
VOTE FOR HIM, THE CANDIDATE

VERSE
DIAMONDS CUT, DIAMONDS CUT FOR THE CARROTS
PLASTER OF PARIS, THE FLOATS FILL UP THE STREET

AND THE BEAUTY QUEENS, BEAUTY QUEENS WITH THE WHITE GLOVES
ALL SICK FROM THE NIGHT CLUBS, THEY WAVE WITH PAGEANTRY, PAGEANTRY

CHORUS
OH MY MY OH HEY HEY
HERE IT COMES, THE BIG PARADE
MARCHING BANDS AND BARRICADES
MAKE WAY, FOR THE BIG PARADE

BRIDGE

VERSE
CANVAS COVERED, CANVAS COVERED IN RESIN
THE VIOLENT MEN WHO DANCE THE BLOOD BALLET
AND THE BOOKIES SAY, BOOKIES SAY IT’S THE 3RD ROUND
OH WHEN LOUIE WILL GO DOWN, IF HE DON’T THERE’S HELL TO PAY, AND HELL TO RAISE

CHORUS
AND OH MY MY OH HEY HEY
HERE HE COMES, THE WELTERWEIGHT
TAKE A DIVE, FOR GOODNESS SAKE
OR SAY GOODBYE TO THE WELTERWEIGHT

VERSE
CATHOLIC PRIEST, CATHOLIC PRIEST IN A CRISIS
HE’S TORN BETWEEN ROMANCE AND JESUS, WHO WILL WIN THE CIVIL WAR

AND HE SAYS I’M IN LOVE, I’M IN LOVE WITH A WOMAN
YEA THIS IS MY CONFESSION, I’M LEAVING I CAN’T BE A PRIEST ANYMORE, ANYMORE

CHORUS
AND OH MY MY OH HEY HEY
THERE HE GOES, THE MAN OF FAITH

LEFT THE CHURCH FOR A FIANCE
LET HIM LOVE, THE MAN OF FAITH

BRIDGE

VERSE
T.V. CAMERAS, T.V. CAMERAS AND STAGE HANDS
AMERICAN BANDSTAND, ELECTRIC GUITARS

AND HE’S SINGIN SONGS, SINGIN SONGS FOR THE LONELY
ALL THE GIRLS WITH THE ROOM KEYS, THEY KNOW ALL HIS WORDS BY HEART, BY HEART AND THEY ALL SING

INTERLUDE
LOVELY GIRL WON’T YOU STAY, WON’T YOU STAY, STAY WITH ME
ALL MY LIFE I WAS BLIND, I WAS BLIND, NOW I SEE
LOVELY GIRL WON’T YOU STAY, WON’T YOU STAY, STAY WITH ME
ALL MY LIFE I WAS BLIND, I WAS BLIND, NOW I SEE

LOVELY GIRL WON’T YOU STAY, OH OH OHOH

CHORUS
OH MY MY OH HEY HEY
HERE SHE COMES BY SAVING GRACE
BURN THE CAR AND SAVE THE PLATES
SHE’S ARRIVED, MY SAVING GRACE

8.
Ho Hey (Live Video)
Lyrics
X

VERSE
I’VE BEEN TRYING TO DO IT RIGHT
I’VE BEEN LIVING A LONELY LIFE
I’VE BEEN SLEEPING HERE INSTEAD
I’VE BEEN SLEEPING IN MY BED,
I’VE BEEN SLEEPING IN MY BED

SO SHOW ME FAMILY
ALL THE BLOOD THAT I WILL BLEED
I DUNNO WHERE I BELONG
I DUNNO WHERE I WENT WRONG,
BUT I CAN WRITE A SONG

CHORUS
I BELONG WITH YOU, YOU BELONG WITH ME
YOU’RE MY SWEETHEART
I BELONG WITH YOU, YOU BELONG WITH ME
YOU’RE MY SWEET

VERSE
I DON’T THINK YOU’RE RIGHT FOR HIM
THINK OF WHAT IT MIGHT HAVE BEEN IF YOU
TOOK A BUS TO CHINATOWN
I’D BE STANDING ON CANAL, AND BOWERY
AND SHE’D BE STANDING NEXT TO ME

CHORUS
I BELONG WITH YOU, YOU BELONG WITH ME
YOU’RE MY SWEETHEART
I BELONG WITH YOU, YOU BELONG WITH ME
YOU’RE MY SWEETHEART

BRIDGE
AND LOVE, WE NEED IT NOW
LET’S HOPE FOR SOME
CAUSE OH, WE’RE BLEEDING OUT

CHORUS
I BELONG WITH YOU, YOU BELONG WITH ME
YOU’RE MY SWEETHEART
I BELONG WITH YOU, YOU BELONG WITH ME
YOU’RE MY SWEET

9.
Stubborn Love (Live Video)