Bastille Dreams

[Dan:]

Now there you go again

You say you want your freedom

Well who am I to keep you down

It’s only right that you should play it the way you feel it

But listen carefully to the sound

Of your loneliness

[Gabrielle:]

Like a heartbeat drives you mad

In the stillness of remembering

What you had

[Dan:]

And what you lost

[Gabrielle:]

And what you had

[Dan:]

And what you lost

[Gabrielle:]

Thunder only happens when it’s raining

Players only love you when they’re playing

Women they will come and they will go

When the rain washes you clean, you’ll know

You’ll know, you’ll know

Now here I go again I see a crystal vision

I keep my visions to myself

It’s only me who wants to wrap around your dreams

Have you any dreams you’d like to sell?

Dreams of loneliness

[Gabrielle & Dan:]

Like a heartbeat drives you mad

In the stillness of remembering what you had

And what you lost

And what you had

And what you lost

[Dan:]

Thunder only happens when it’s raining

Players only love you when they’re playing

Women they will come and they will go

When the rain washes you clean, you’ll know

You’ll know

[Gabrielle& Dan:]

All we had and all we lost

All we had and all we lost

[Gabrielle & Dan:]

Thunder only happens when it’s raining

Players only love you when they’re playing

Women they will come and they will go

When the rain washes you clean, you’ll know

You’ll know, you’ll know

(All we had and all we lost)

You’ll know, you’ll know

(All we had and all we lost)

You’ll know

(All we had and all we lost)

Bastille Drop It Like It’s Royal Mashup

I’ve never seen a diamond in the flesh

I cut my teeth on wedding rings in the movies

And I’m not proud of my address, in the torn up town

No post code envy

But every song’s like gold teeth, Grey Goose, trippin’ in the bathroom

Bloodstains, ball gowns, trashin’ the hotel room

We don’t care, we’re driving Cadillacs in our dreams

But everybody’s like Crystal, Maybach, diamonds on your timepiece

Jet planes, islands, tigers on a gold leash

We don’t care, we aren’t caught up in your love affair

And we’ll never be royals

It don’t run in our blood

This kind of lux just ain’t for us

We crave a different kind of buzz

Let me be your ruler, you can call me Queen B

Let me live that fantasy

Snoop…

Let me live this fantasy

I wanna live this fantasy

Snoop…

Want you to make me feel

Like I’m the only girl in the world

Like I’m the only one that you’ll ever love

Like I’m the only one who knows your heart

Cause

Sometimes I feel like throwing my hands up in the air

I know I can count on you

Sometimes I feel like saying “Lord I just don’t care”

But you’ve got the love I need

To see me through

I got the eye of the tiger

Dancing through the fire

Cause I am the champion, and you’re gonna hear me roar

Louder than a lion

Cause I am a champion, and you’re gonna hear me roar

It don’t run in our blood

This kind of lux just ain’t for us

We crave a different kind of buzz

Let me be your ruler, you can call me Queen B

And baby I’ll rule

Let me live this fantasy

I wanna live this fantasy

I wanna live this fantasy

Snoop…

Let me live, let me live, let me live, let me live

I wanna live this fantasy

Snoop…

You know I wanna live this fantasy

Bastille Snakes

Ooh, I’m not ready [4x]

Snakes are biting in my heels

The worries that refuse to let us go

I’ve been kicking them away

When hoping not to let them take control

Ooh, I’m not ready

Drink to escape our minds

[Another version:] Drink to escape their bites

Show me distraction

Even for just one night

But it’s easier to bury

[Another version:] ‘Cause it’s easier to bury

My head in the sand sometimes

Yes, it’s easier to bury

My head in the sand sometimes

And I know, I know, I know

It’s not the right way to go

But I pray for the ground to swallow me whole

Ooh, I’m not ready [2x]

Now these days are feeling dark

We’re struggling to figure out last year

When the woman on the news

Keeps saying things that no one wants to hear

Ooh, I’m not ready

Drink to escape our minds

Show me distraction

Even for just one night

‘Cause it’s easier to bury

My head in the sand sometimes

Yes, it’s easier to bury

My head in the sand sometimes

And I know, I know, I know

It’s not the right way to go

But I pray for the ground to swallow me whole

Yes, I pray for the ground to swallow me whole

Ooh, I’m not ready [2x]

“Come on, boys. Let’s go tear this mother down!”

[Another version:] “Come on, boys. Let’s go tear this place apart!”

‘Cause I know, ’cause I know, ’cause I know

Life is simple when I can just ignore it all

‘Cause I know, ’cause I know, ’cause I know

Life is simple when I can just ignore it all

‘Cause I know, ’cause I know, ’cause I know…

If I’m not ready

Snakes will consume me whole

If I’m not steady

Baby, they’ll take control

But it’s easier to bury

My head in the sand sometimes

Yes, it’s easier to bury

My head in the sand sometimes

I know, I know, I know

It’s not the right way to go

But I pray for the ground to swallow me whole

Yes, I know, I know, I know

It’s not the right way to go

But I pray for the ground to swallow me whole

Bastille Laughter Lines

You took me to your favourite place on Earth

To see the tree they cut down ten years from your birth

Our fingers traced in circles round its history

We brushed our hands right back in time through centuries.

As you held me down, you said:

“I’ll see you in the future when we’re older

And we are full of stories to be told

Cross my heart and hope to die

I’ll see you with your laughter lines”

Changes on our hands and on our faces, oh, oh

Memories are mapped out by the lines we’ll trace

As you held me down you said:

“I’ll see you in the future when we’re older

And we are full of stories to be told

Cross my heart and hope to die

I’ll see you with your laughter lines”

Ashen faces in cold breeze

ashen faces in cold breeze

Armed with stories you will leave

Oh armed with stories you will leave

I’ll see you in the future when we’re older

And we are full of stories to be told

Cross my heart and hope to die I’ll see you with your laughter lines

I’ll see you in the future when we’re old

I’ll see you in the future when we’re old

Bastille Blame

You go sleep with the fishes

There’s no room for you here,

There’s no room for you here

Wrap your teeth around the pavement

Cause your body’s a message,

Send my regards to hell

Fall upon your knees,

Sing, “This is my body and soul here.”

[One version:] Fall upon your knees,

[Another version:] Crawl and beg, and plead,

Sing, “You’ve got the power and control.”

Don’t pin it all on me [2x]

You’ve been granted three wishes

Say goodbye to your mother, your father, your son

I can hear your pulse racing from here

Sitting next to this gun beats your heart in your mouth

Fall upon your knees,

Sing, “This is my body and soul here.”

Crawl and beg, and plead,

Sing, “You’ve got the power and control.”

Don’t pin it all on me [2x]

[4x]

Blame, blame, blame

I got you, I got you

Fall upon your knees,

Sing, “This is my body and soul.”

[One version:]

Fall upon your knees,

Sing, “This is my body and soul here.”

[Another version:]

Crawl and beg, and plead,

Sing, “You’ve got the power and control here.”

This is my body, this is my soul.

Fall upon your knees,

[One version:] Sing, “You’ve got the power to control.”

[Another version:] Sing, “This is my body and soul.”

Don’t pin it all on me [2x]

Bastille Send Them Off!

“It was a slight on my honor, so he deserved it.”

“But we’re talking about the most brilliant mind this world has ever seen.”

I’ve got demons running round in my head

And they feed on insecurities I have

Won’t you lay your healing hands on my chest?

Let your ritual clean

Soak the ropes with your holy water

Tie me down as you read out the words

Set me free from my jealousy

Won’t you exorcise my mind?

Won’t you exorcise my mind?

I want to be free as I’ll ever be

Exorcise my mind

Help me exorcise my mind

Desdemona, won’t you liberate me?

When I’m haunted by your ancient history

Close these green eyes and watch over as I sleep

Through my darkest of dreams

Be the power to compel me?

Hold me closer than anyone before

Set me free from my jealousy

Won’t you exorcise my mind?

Won’t you exorcise my mind?

I want to be free as I’ll ever be

Exorcise my mind

Help me exorcise my mind

I should be thinking about nothing else when I’m with you, you

With you, you, ooh

I should be thinking about nothing else when I’m with you, you

With you, you, ooh

“Your mind exists somewhere altogether different. It lives in a world where feelings simply cannot be defined by words.”

Set me free from my jealousy

Won’t you exorcise my mind?

Won’t you exorcise my mind?

I want to be free as I’ll ever be

Exorcise my mind

Help me exorcise my mind

Help me exorcise my mind

Won’t you exorcise my mind?

Bastille The Descent

Call me baby

Tear me down

Tell me how it feels to be on the outside

With your hands on the glass

‘Cause we know it’s the easiest thing in the world

To be that cynical

I looked up to you

Oh, I trusted you

I put faith in you, guess that’s what you do

Now I’ll stare you out as you pass me on the way down

I’ll stare you out as you pass me on the way down

Be the one, be the one, be the one to call me baby

Even though you’re the one who would always tear me down

Be the one, be the one, be the one to call me baby

Even though you’re the one who would always tear me down

How don’t you get exhausted

Spitting forward so much bile?

Shame that your time is ticking

And you are so replaceable

I looked up to you

Oh, I trusted you

I put faith in you, guess that’s what you do

Now I’ll stare you out as you pass me on the way down

I’ll stare you out as you pass me on the way down

Be the one, be the one, be the one to call me baby

Even though you’re the one who would always tear me down

Be the one, be the one, be the one to call me baby

Even though you’re the one who would always tear me down

Because I put faith into you

I put faith into you

Whoa, I put faith into you

And I will break a smile when you fall

Be the one, be the one, be the one to call me baby

Even though you’re the one who would always tear me down

Be the one, be the one, be the one to call me baby

Even though you’re the one who would always tear me down

Tear me down (call me baby)

You tear me down, you tear me down

Call me baby (tear me down)

Call me baby

Tear me down

Bastille Oblivion (Live At Capitol Studios)

When you fall asleep with your head upon my shoulder.

When you’re in my arms but you’ve gone somewhere deeper.

Are you going to age with grace?

Are you going to leave a path to trace?

Are you going to age with grace,

Or only to wake and hide your face?

When oblivion is calling out your name,

You always take it further than I ever can.

When you play it hard, and I try to follow you there.

It’s not about control but I turn back when I see where you go.

Are you going to age with grace?

Are you going to leave a path to trace?

When oblivion is calling out your name,

You always take it further than I ever can.

Oh oblivion is calling out your name,

You always take it further than I ever can.

Bastille bad_news

Bad news like a sucker punch, what do you say?

Air knocked out of my lungs, your cue to stay

When you hear something difficult don’t back away

Some people say nothing, good ones engage

Don’t turn your back on me

Don’t bury your head deep

Just cause you don’t know what to say

Don’t turn your back on me

Don’t bury your head deep

Just cause you don’t know what to say

It’s true

That it kicks you in the teeth when you are least expecting

Bad news

Oh it beats you black and blue before you see it coming

Bad news like a sucker punch blew me away

People fill the streets like nothing has changed

Clock hands tick along, they don’t look the same

Planes fly overhead like any old day

Don’t turn your back on me

Don’t bury your head deep

Just cause you don’t know what to say

Don’t turn your back on me

Don’t bury your head deep

Just cause you don’t know what to say

It’s true

That it kicks you in the teeth when you are least expecting

Bad news

Oh it beats you black and blue before you see it coming

Maybe I just want some words of distraction

I feel like I’m being consumed

Maybe I’m expecting the perfect reaction

To pull me back

It’s true

That it kicks you in the teeth when you are least expecting

Bad news

Oh it beats you black and blue before you see it coming

It’s true

That it kicks you in the teeth when you are least expecting

Bad news

Oh it beats you black and blue before you see it coming

Bastille Lethargy

Lethargy got a hold of me

And I don’t know how to shake it

Got these itchy feet for a change of scene

Do anything to escape it

Get up, get up, pressure, pressure

Run away as fast as you can go

Everyday our friends and lovers

Give the answers everybody knows

You told me not to be like anybody else

Headspin, happiness, death

Be like anybody else

Broke down, nothing else left

You checked out years ago

Oh what I’d do not to worry like you

You checked out years ago

Oh what I’d do not to worry like you

“C’mon, relax”

There’s an English man up in space these days

Floating in awe and wonder

As he broke away from the atmosphere

From all of us non believers

Get up, get up, pressure, pressure

Run away as fast as you can go

Everyday our friends and lovers

Give the answers everybody knows

You told me not to be like anybody else

Headspin, happiness, death

Be like anybody else

Broke down, nothing else left

You checked out years ago

Oh what I’d do not to worry like you

You checked out years ago

Oh what I’d do not to worry like you

Paint the scene for me

Paint it bright and paint it clear

I don’t want to use my imagination here

Don’t want to use my imagination here

Paint the scene for me

Paint it bright and paint it clear

I don’t want to use my imagination here

Don’t want to use my imagination here

You told me not to be like anybody else

Headspin, happiness, death

Be like anybody else

Broke down, nothing else left

You checked out years ago

Oh what I’d do not to worry like you

You checked out years ago

Oh what I’d do not to worry like you