Devendra Banhart Welcome To The Island

All my fingers ran off

And I just couldn’t follow them

Your eyelash was an island

And your eyes were someone’s friend

How could that have been

Well I heard it was a real sweet thing

Now when my smells grew some new smells

And I just couldn’t smell them all

I smell my sister in the winter

And my father in the fall

Cross sand and snow

A tired moan

Devendra Banhart My Dearest Friend

I’m gonna die of loneliness, I know

I’m gonna die of loneliness, for sure

I’m gonna die of loneliness, I know

I’m gonna die of loneliness, for sure

My dearest friend

You’ll soon begin to love again

To love again

Devendra Banhart Carmensita

Ay tu primo colorado

Con barba camburada

Y lleno de ballena

Inclinadose al sol

Ay tu rayo de luz roja

Besando nuestra boca

El beso que te sopla

Sabe a Pampero

Ay tus tres ojos lunares

Extraterrestriales

Entran quando sales

Por eso no se ven

Ay tu barba colorada

Traviesa y rebelde

Me afeito con espada

Pero devuelve

La la la la la la…

Si la noche te persigue

Entrégate a ella

O dile que tienes dolor de cabeza

Sombrita de reflejo

Dame algo tierno

Me como tu amor

Y cago el infierno

Adio, adio, adio

Primo granje

Hola Bernardo…

La la la la la la la…

Ay tus ojos colorados

Azul y anaranjados

Amarillo verde y marrón

Mi amor envuelto en tu corazón

No lo sueltes por favor

Somos elefante y serpiente semejante

Tomando aguardiente

En el sol

De una flor…

La la la la la la la…

Devendra Banhart Won’t You Come Home

Won’t you come home I surrender

I miss my sweet bag of bones, drunk and tender

Why don’t you want to stay here suspended

In the dead arms of a year that has ended

Can’t see the shape of the song that we’re singing

River too dirty for us to go swimming

Why would you want to stay clear of adoration

That disappears when you’re near when you’re close

Won’t you come home I surrender

I miss my sweet bag of bones, drunk and tender

Why don’t you want to stay here suspended

In the dead arms of a year that has ended

Devendra Banhart Noah

Not everyone can relate, to what you and I appreciate

Not everyone can relate, to what you and I appreciate

..to what you and I appreciate

Not everyone can relate to what you and I appreciate

Noah is a cowboy but nobody knows

His cattle’s on that hillside still nobody knows

Not everyone can relate to what you and I appreciate

But I know you’d like to run away

But it’s hard with horseshoes made of clay

And the selfish friend that I am says stay

Devendra Banhart Last Song For B

A movement

Attunement

A new dream

Beyond dream

A shadow

Lies wilting

A child

Born singing

I want to grow

I want to grow

I want to grow

I want to grow

Want to grow

Holding on

Unite us

This lifetime

As lovers

For all time

A movement

Attunement

A new dream

Beyond dream

A shadow

Lies wilting

A child

Born singing

I want to grow

I want to grow

I want to grow

I want to grow

Want to grow

Holding on

Unite us

This lifetime

As lovers

For all time

Devendra Banhart 16th & Valencia, Roxy Music

I don’t know where to go

‘Cause I know where to go

Well I know where not to go

‘Cause I know where to go

Tonight we’re gonna find our lover

Tonight we’re gonna find our man

Riding six white horses

Wearing them pressed blue jeans

Gonna behead the king

And give the queen everything

‘Cause tonight we’re gonna find our lover

‘Cause tonight we’re gonna find our man

We’re gonna find our

We don’t know where to go

We know where to go

We don’t know what to do

We know what to do

We don’t know where to go

We know where to go

We don’t know anymore

I know I look high

But I’m just free dancing

I know I look hypnotized

But I’m just table tapping

‘Cause tonight we ain’t gonna find our lovers

Tonight we ain’t gonna find our man

We don’t know where to go

We know where to go

We don’t know what to do

We know what to do

We don’t know where to go

We know where to go

We don’t know anymore

We don’t know anymore

Devendra Banhart The Body Breaks

The body breaks

And the body is fine

I’m open to yours

And I’m open to mine

The body aches

And that ache takes it time

But you’ll get over yours

And I’ll get over mine

And the sun will shine

And the moon will rise up

The body calls

Yeah, the body, it calls out

It whispers at first

But it ends with a shout

The body burns

Yeah, the body burns strong

Until mine is with yours

Then mine will burn on

My flash sings out

It sings, “come pour me out”

The body sways

Like the wind on a swing

A bridge through a hoop

Or a lake through a ring

The body stays

And then the body moves on

And I’d really rather not dwell on

When yours will be gone

But within the dark

There is a shine

One tiny spark

That’s yours and mine

Devendra Banhart Lazy Butterfly

Lazy butterfly, napping on me,

Dreaming of the sky and roly polys,

Wake up, wake up, clouds are coming, clouds are coming.

Wake up, wake up, rains are falling, rains are falling.

Colors in my eye are staring at me,

Anchor at my side as sweet as silver,

Pleasure, pleasure, don’t forget her, don’t forget her.

Love her, love her, I won’t forget her, I won’t forget her.

Seashell fingernail, scratching at me,

Brown eyed lullaby singing at me,

Come on, come on, try and catch me, try and catch me.

Come on, come on, try and catch me, try and catch me.

Cotton old cloud smoke, I know he feels it,

Rising from an oak because I feel it,

He burn, he burn, mesmerizing, mesmerizing.

He burn, he burn, hypnotizing, hypnotizing.

Hopeful wise old worm in his temple,

Digging in the dirt staying simple,

Married, married, to the desert, to the desert.

Climbing, climbing, up a ladder, up a ladder

Purple hummingbird in the meadow,

Suckling at the flow of its shadow,

See the day fit your fist in, fit your fist in.

It’s never too late, I’d like to think so, I’d like to think so.

Knife stuck in her paw someone help her

Gather sticks and straw and build it shelter

Don’t you, don’t you, let her die yeah, let her die yeah.