Band Of Horses Neighbor

The wind blew a path through the fallen leaves

And there showed a crack in the old oak tree

The door stood as if it was standing guard

Of the dozen chipmunks in the backyard

Every house not a home but dare do I roam

There’s a light on the porch here for someone

Once upon a time in a border town

The war was over, the guns laid down

The women, the men, the children saved

Now it’s hard to remember it any other way

When the law acts as though there is nothing to show

There is compassion and depth in a neighbor

Now if Bartles & Jaymes didn’t need no first names

We could live by our own laws in favor

Every house not a home but dare do I roam

There’s a light on the porch here for someone

Now if Bartles & Jaymes didn’t need no first names

We could live by our own laws in favor

Band Of Horses Electric Music

Listen to the motor

Getting louder as we go

One way or another

Gonna make it back home

Mountains to the water

Chewing up the scenery

Fog it only hovers

Or it blinds us on beams

This it what it does

Traveling the open road

Get here on the double

We’ll make it right away

This is what it loves

Traveling the open road

Now she’s talking dirty

I’ll get there in a hurry and see

You don’t have to worry

A secret little birdie told me

Keeping things in motion

Baby keep on running from me

The static on the radio

I’m picking up speed

Hear me out mama

I don’t mean for you to weep

Back to you tomorrow

Now don’t you lose sleep

This is what it does

Traveling the open road

Ooohhh,

Ahh, Ooohh

Hey it’s 9:30

My vision’s getting blurry to me

I’ll get there in a hurry

But the police are following me

But keep it in perspective

And maybe come and visit for free

And I hear it on the interstate in Nashville, Tennessee

Hey, Hey,

Hey, Hey,

Hey, Hey,

Ooohh

Keeping things in motion

Babe you’re running from me

The static on the radio

I’m picking up speed

Hey, Hey,

Hey, Hey,

Hey, Hey,

Ooh, Oooh

Band Of Horses Shut-In Tourist

Wooo oooo ooo o

Wooo oooo ooo o

Every time you try to pick up just the pieces,

Feelin’ bad for yourself.

Watching all the foreign cars or flags in breezes,

From a window instead. From a window instead.

Find it hard to see the good or face the music,

Looking backwards again.

Over sentimental staring halfway horizontal,

When I think you’re a new man. When I think you’re a new man.

[Chorus:]

Soon I’ll repeat what you said. Soon I’ll repeat what you said.

Soon I’ll repeat what you said. Soon I’ll repeat…

Morning calls us early birds my babes and beagle, still resting their heads.

Their waking up to noisy doors or stomping feet,

Of a restless old man. Of a restless old man.

[Chorus]

Wooo oooo ooo o

Wooo oooo ooo o

Wooo oooo ooo o

Wooo oooo ooo o

[Chorus]

Band Of Horses Country Teen

The night is wasted

Sorry you passed out on the lawn

Hours later

You couldn’t get him on the phone

And when he got back home

All the lights were on

I can hear you

Now and then the sound is almost gone

Well, I’d be near you

If you were willing to be near anyone

It’s never you at all

And when the sky begins to fall

Will you get to the point and walk away, girl

You’ve been cutting it close for far too long

There’s an innocence lost throughout the day, girl

When you’re flipping a coin, you’re half away, girl

I know it would be good if I could only pick a side

You know when somebody goes somebody stays, girl

I am leaving

Leaving town and going on

Well, sorry darlin’

But I never meant to do you harm

The situation’s wrong and the blame is all your own

Band Of Horses Islands On The Coast

Here’s a copy,

The rest that you know,

And put the kind words to bed.

For man don’t say why,

Or even know how,

It’s only awful as

The hell that you know.

When islands want to coast,

Islands want to coast,

They’ll know how,

Yeah, they’ll know how.

And only hours before

The house had burned down,

He shut the other door.

But if i don’t see now,

Or even know why,

It’s only awful

As the hell that you know.

When islands want to coast,

Islands want to coast,

They’ll know how,

Yeah, they’ll know how.

Home [x4]

He was riding in

The next thing you know,

Let’s take the other door.

Now if i don’t think right,

Or even know how,

It’s only awful

As the hell that you know.

When islands want to coast,

Islands want to coast,

They’ll know how,

Yeah, they’ll know how.

Home [x4]

Band Of Horses Factory

The elevator, in the hotel lobby has a lazy door

The man inside is going to a hotel room

He jumped out right after seeing just the very sight of me

Decided he better hike it to the second floor

It’s temporary, this place I’m in

I permanently won’t do this again

My belongings scattered all across the hotel floor

Now then later, I was thinking it over by the snack machine

I thought about you and a candy bar

The Now And Laters, now that I’ve got, stuck between my teeth

I fell asleep to the greatest movie of the year

A man gets lonely, for heaven’s sake

He’s wondering only what did you do today

The world’s spinning around into an old, sad song

Well it’s coming down outside like I’ve never even seen before

I fell into some kind of sorry state

But looking back now, I think it’s finally time for me to laugh about it

And get my things together and find something to say

Well I feel awful, and I believe

That time gets wasted in this misery

And darling, I never wanna come back home

Band Of Horses Marry Song

I’ll marry my lover in a place to admire

I don’t have to even ask her I can look in her eyes

And thank God that I am forgiven

I thank all my friends

To say I’ve been truer or they forgotten

Marry my mind is to say the least

Its been awful hard to just stand on my feet

I think I’ll slow down if I am able

I won’t drown in the ocean

For starving my place at the table

Lucky ones are we all ’til it is over

Everyone near and far

When you smile the sun it peaks through the clouds

Never die for always be around and around and around

How is your sister and what of your brother

Extend hellos to your father and mother

What in the world would cause you any sorrow

Lighten your load

And see how I killed the wheelbarrow I borrowed

Lucky ones are we all til it is over

Everyone near and far

When you smile the sun it peaks through the clouds

Never die for always be around and around and around

Band Of Horses Older

Climb the cliff, Tower over all

And falling water, falling waterfall

And after all my plans

They melt into the sand

Yeah you will be there on my mind through all

Don’t want to understand why you never get older

It’s time to dry off tattered overalls

Impatient waiting, Way to hide a fall

And after all my plans

They melt into the sand

Yeah you will be there on my mind through all

Don’t want to understand why you never get older

And after all my plans

They melt into the sand

Yeah you will be there on my mind through all

Don’t want to understand why you never get older

After all my plans

They melt into the sand

Yeah you will be there on my mind through all

Don’t want to understand why you never get older

And after all my plans

They melt into the sand

Yeah you will be there on my mind through all

Don’t want to understand why you never get older

Band Of Horses Part One

To the bottom, dear, I had to fall,

But you really caught me

You really caught me, dear,

At the bottom where I’d fallen.

And slowly, dear, ask would you dance with me

Here’s the shades down

The lights are off

And I didn’t know you

And everything I do

Done badly

Now I’ll love you always

Even when I say

You distract me.

And sat out tonight at some strange place

If we have no friends here

Well I had a few to begin with

To wake next to you in the morning

And good morning to you.

How do you do?

Hey, good morning to you!

More covers for you.

Sleep soundly dear ’cause I have to go.

And I’ll love you always.

When we leave this place

And drive back to Carolina

And down to Savannah and stay

Band Of Horses Barrel House

Shifting the chair on the porch

For a better position to enjoy the warmth

Of the sun

To keep warm

And working the needle and twine

Lost in the furthest recess of the mind

It is calm

There is peace

A cat on his lap and a dog at her feet

But oh

The heart of a man

The secrets they bury within

And oh

The causes that force his poor hand

Lead to be misled

At those deceiving hand

And it’s a night among easily described

Misunderstanding our thoughts by and by

I’m barely here

If even at all

A fear of the misunderstood

Invites the violence right in chasing off all the good

We have brought

All on ourselves

Let it straight by the words of somebody else

And oh

The life of a man

His head above the water and pushed under again

And oh

I’ve seen it one too many times

It’s a test of the spirit versus

The health of the mind

Oh…

Bring relief to him now

And the people he loves

Oh…

I know the feeling’s the feeling but

Not what it’s called

Oh…

Oh

The will of a man

And all his well meaning intent

And oh

The thought of it all

As far as we’ve come we’re still further to go

Oh…

All the years we lost

They don’t mean nothing at all

Oh…

Lifting the spirit impression of a son

Oh…

Bring some peace to his heart and a wondering thought

Bring some peace to this world and keep passin’ it on