The Lumineers Big Parade

[2x]

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

All tinted machines,

Here comes the cavalcade

With the armored cars, armored cars like berettas

Flags on antennas

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 carats

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

[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

Yeah, 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 singing songs, singing songs for the lonely

All the girls with the room keys,

They know all his words by heart, by heart

And they all sing

[2x]

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 oh oh

[Chorus]

Oh my my oh hey hey

Here she comes my saving grace

Burn the car and save the plates

She’s arrived, my saving grace

The Lumineers Long Way From Home

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

The Lumineers Charlie Boy

[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 fathers proud

Raise your rifles to the sky boys

Fire that volley loud

The Lumineers Scotland

They all need something to hold on to

They all mean well

Pay your respects to society

Giving me hell

You could never feel

My story

It’s all you know

You could never feel

My story

It’s all you know

May your dreams come to reality

If all else fails

Give up, we needed the company

Let’s drink to your health

You could never feel

My story

It’s all you know

You could never feel

My story

It’s all you know

I will not fold

She’s in control of everything

Of everything

And everyone

I will not fold

She’s in control

I will not fold

Not never…

I will not fold

She’s in control

I will not fold

Not never…

The Lumineers Nobody Knows

Nobody knows how to say goodbye

It seems so easy ’til you try

Then the moments passed you by

Nobody knows how to say goodbye

Nobody knows how to get back home

And we set out so long ago

Search the heavens and the Earth below

Nobody knows how to get back home

Through the darkness to the dawn

And when I looked back you were gone

Heard your voice leading me on

Through the darkness to the dawn

Love is deep as the road is long

And moves my feet to carry on

It beats my heart when you are gone

Love is deep as the road is long

Nobody knows how the story ends

Live the day, doing what you can

This is only where it began

Nobody knows how the story ends

Nobody knows how the story ends

The Lumineers Sailor Song

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

Say my goodbyes

There’s no glory for me at the starting line

I was on my own in a search for the golden life

Oh I was leaving for the East horizon

And Joshua was on sea of diamonds

I left my home, it was not wrong for me to leave

I could not hold all of your promises to keep

And I was on my own in a broken boat, I cried

And what’d I give to know, is it me who’s on your mind?

I left my love, it was not wrong for me to do

The slingshot fired it moved my words from me to you

So I’d been their Lord and Saviour

They loved their trophies, but they hate the labor

The loneliest that I ever get

Is when I lose her voice inside the wind

The Lumineers Morning Song

The carbonation in my drink

The bubbles rise while my heart sinks

And all 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 running late

Oh all, all the pretty dames

And the kids that you hold in your arms

With promises to protect them from harm

But they grow, and they go

And you’re all alone

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 away

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

The Lumineers Where The Skies Are Blue

You’re gonna leave, it ain’t gonna break my heart, mama

I’ve never seen nobody quite like you

And if you ever change your tune

Oh, the world’s got the best of you

You can always find me where the skies are blue

Wanted to change, turn into what you love, mama

And I woulda gave all of my best to you

So, if you ever need a fool

Who will give you a love so true

You can always find me where the skies are blue

Lay your dreams, little darlin’, in a flower bed

Let that sunshine in your hair, in your hair

You’re gonna bleed somebody’s brand new love, mama

Who’s gonna feel you like it always do

And when your fairytale is through

And you’re looking for someone new

You can always find me where the skies are blue

You can always find me where the skies are blue

The Lumineers Slow It Down

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 lights

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

The Lumineers Stubborn Love

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

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

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 screaming out

And I won’t leave until you come downstairs

So keep your head up, keep your love

Keep your head up, my love [x2]

Keep your head up, keep your love

And I don’t blame you dear for running like you did all these years

I would do the same, you’d best believe

And the highway signs say we’re close but I don’t read those things anymore

I never trusted my own eyes

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

So keep your head up, keep your love

Keep your head up, my love [x2]

Keep your head up, keep your love

Head up, love

Head up, love

Head up, love

Head up, love