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

Band Of Horses (Biding Time Is A) Boat To Row

Dilly I, I never wanted you,

Sleepin’ out on the ground tonight.

Dilly now, now that I’m comin’ home,

Dilly, you got someone to answer to.

Callin’ out;

Ain’t no way you’re on your own.

Fallin’ out;

Your companion now.

Dilly, I made up my mind long ago. I shoulda known. I shoulda known. Oh, I shoulda known.

Dilly I, I never wanted to,

Have to, oh, lie to you.

Dilly I, I ain’t ashamed a you,

Coz Dilly, I’m professin’ too.

Callin’ out;

Ain’t no way you’re own your own.

I’m fuckin’ out on my own.

But Dilly, I made up my mind long ago. I shoulda known. I shoulda known. I, I shoulda known.

But bidin’ time’s a boat to row, ah.

You and I: I shoulda known. I shoulda known. I, I shoulda known.

But Dilly you, you’ve been called lazy boy,

Starin’ out on the bedroom wall.

Now anytime you feel like comin’ out,

Ya ain’t too proud, ya ain’t too proud to say hello, oh.

Band Of Horses Wicked Gil

Hate Gil really now

Hate you because

Go tippy toe

Shut off to the world

Shut off to all, you ghost

Early told a lie

Afraid to be blind

Now go for a while

Shut off the world

Shut off to all

I’m yours

I’m yours

Helping evil people to say things they show

Said once before

I know evil people who say things

They don’t know, oh

Begged Gil really why

Stay through the night

I’m here for a while

Shut off to the world

Shut off to all

I’m yours

I’m yours

Helping evil people to say things they show

Said once before

I know evil people who say things

They don’t know,

Oh why do I even care

It’s nothing now, oh

Band Of Horses Cigarettes, Wedding Bands

Working man’s day wage, just piss it away

Leaves it out in the weather

Failure, he said, times two breeds contempt

Wash your hands of it forever

Violence it ripped through the old dogwood fence

See the hope, see it unravel

Drunk brother said he could reason with them

While they lied at night, they lied at night, while they lied

While they lied at night, they lied at night, while they lied

The picture was left on the front porch, the back said

“I love you, don’t you ever think of me?”

If my body goes, then to hell with my soul

We don’t even know the difference

The dead folks in the clouds, for crying out loud

While they lied at night, they lied at night, while they lied

While they lied at night, they lied at night, while they lied

And why, did we live so long

So long

So long

[bridge]

The house is not the same since we left it that day

Old friends seem to wonder

Our parents had cigarettes, wedding bands

While they lied at night, they lied at night, while they lied

While they lied at night, they lied at night, while they lied

And why, did we live so long

So long

So long

[bridge]

While they lied at night, they lied at night, while they lied

While they lied at night, they lied at night, while they lied

While they lied at night, they lied at night, while they lied

Oh….

Band Of Horses Weed Party

I got you arrested because

Are you come or gone

I am about to set this off

The party is done

The wine is there to keep yourself

You got it wrong

So I brought you plenty thoughts

Words were at a loss

It’s a good day to skip because

The party is gonna call

The wine there t keep yourself

But don’t you ever listen at all

The parents are enforcing the law

The wine is there to keep yourself

But don’t you ever listen at all

The parents are enforcing the law

Band Of Horses Is There A Ghost

I could sleep

I could sleep

I could sleep

I could sleep

When I lived alone

Is there a ghost in my house?

I could sleep

I could sleep

I could sleep

I could sleep

When I lived alone

Is there a ghost in my house?

When I lived alone

Is there a ghost in my house?

My house…

I could sleep

I could sleep

I could sleep

I could sleep

When I lived alone

Is there a ghost in my house?

When I lived alone

Is there a ghost in my house?

My house…

I could sleep

I could sleep

I could sleep

I could sleep

When I lived alone

Is there a ghost in my house?

When I lived alone

Is there a ghost in my house?

My house…

Band Of Horses On My Way Back Home

On my way back home, by chance I thought of

All my favorite songs, where I’d gone wrong

The only words that I could think of

I’m pissing my life away in the form of a song

On my way back home

Every step, a victory it was

I was cheating death, just in time I woke

My memories start to wander off

Come to me, the remembrance of

On my way back home

I came in this way and here now I’ll stay

If the unknown have to wait one more day

There’s often times that it comes out wrong

But luckily I, I got a mind to know

On my way back home

Band Of Horses Bock

The thing about fucking doors that’s always open

No keys no “come inside”

And have a look around and find that you’re only welcome

Your feet kicking up, closing eyes

And taking off the wooden gloves, smell something other

Than a beat bock gawking in our eye

And what about the next one born of this particular motive?

There’s no peace no calming down

La la la

Locket of the baby’s hair’s in the next drawer over

And I keep things in my mind

A photograph taken of you when you were older

Your face melts, showing lines

And you know what this is

And you know what you did

It’s gonna go on like I said

If you don’t, then we’re dead

So chalk it up to being born, or the natural order

Well you don’t know what it’s like

They’re checking off names and drinking international water

We’ll freeze and burn all the time

I’m catching up with you in hopes that everything is normal

The things that in your day

Would get you so down that you might wonder if it’s worth it

Says the bleak part you could save

And you know what this is

And you know what you did

It’s gonna go on like I said

If you don’t, then we’re dead