The War on Drugs Taking The Farm

You seem a little on the high side

Disconnected from me

Been a little to anxious and a little too sweet

Have you been chopping down treetops tree after tree

Have you been digging for diamonds at the bottom of the sea

He said I’m taking the farm out from under your knees

Said I’m taking the air and rag that you’re bleeding upon

Come on meet me where the highways and the one way streets

Come together like the motion

Comes together with my feet

Well top and bottom it’s all the same to me

Until all my breathing air is gone

Well you feel it in the ozone zone zone

You can feel it in the knees knees knees

You can feel it in the dirt that’s going under your feet

You can feel it in the highways and the one way streets

When you’re digging for diamonds at the bottom of the sea

You seem a little on the high side

Disconnected from me

Been a little to anxious and a little too sweet

I’ll be chopping down treetops tree after tree

When I’m confusing my highways for a one way street

The War on Drugs Best Night

I’ve been wandering by your room

And nothing’s coming out

You’re like a spirit through the wind I keep fighting

In a dream you point a knife

In another dream you die

It’s just a dream that we had once

That went down in the night

I believe that I’ve been cursed

Been drowned and reimbursed

Got the feeling I can’t move without sliding

I’m a thousand miles behind

With a million more to climb

So it’s you I hope survives without fighting

Been a soldier from the start

Been released and torn apart

Been inside the only storm that’s been raging

It’s a dream to hold a knife

In another dream you’ll die

It’s just a dream you won’t get lost

Just get down in the night

The War on Drugs You Don’t Have To Go

Love is a bird I can’t even see

Even in the darkness right in front of me

And you were shining bright through the window in the morn

There’s a torrent that rises gently

There’s a wind

You can be free, sometimes brave

Sometimes all you want to do is run away

I don’t need a curse, the hurt is much too real

But even worse, I’m silently waiting

For her, the room will be painted

Yeah, I know, it’s hard, this time

Yeah, I know, you know, this time…

How could I wait until you recognized me?

When you were there inside my dreams

No, you don’t have to go, I want to make you stay

Goodbye, anyway

I heard the news today

I’ve been up since the break of dawn

I lost my mind today

I’m at the sea, and I can hear the trains

Winds of change, so new

Blow right through me and blow back through you

And pull you into the light, yeah

Now I’m home, and it’s clear you’re gone

Lost my edge today, singing all my songs in the pouring rain

Pushed and pulled apart by the scenes

I can feel the change

Winds of love blow few, and they move through me, and they blow through you

And take you into the night, yeah

The War on Drugs Up All Night

I don’t know

I’ve been away

I don’t believe

In the real thing

I once got started

Then it all went black

Your love’s got me

Like it always has

But it just stopped raining

I’m stepping out into the world

I’m stepping out into the light, yeah

I’ve been through it

I always have paranoia

That I would not last

But I pinned it on you

Held it up and showed the world

Held it up into the light

Once it’s right between your eyes

You’ll see it’s right here

Look, it’s glowing

It’s not some feeling I can break

There’s no way

If I hold on

The shots may ring

Through a lonely hall

I’ve been up all night

Spinning ’round the floor

It’s not some feeling I can break

I keep raising up my

I keep raising up my

It’s not some feeling I can shake

There’s no way

If I hold on

The shots may ring

Through a lonely hall

But the hole in my head

Emptied out into a love

Came pouring out into a life

Hold it up into the light

Once it’s right between your eyes

You’ll see it’s right here

Look, it’s glowing

It’s not some feeling I can break

The War on Drugs Disappearing

All this way to connect

And all the way to the corner everyday

You were there for me

But will you wait for the one that disappear?

Yeah yeah yeah yeah

I was home when you came

It threw me out of touch

It took away from the cold of your arms

Now I wait for my turn to let it blow

Against me

Yeah yeah yeah yeah

Will you wait for the one that disappears?

The War on Drugs Under The Pressure

Well the comedown here was easy

Like the arrival of a new day

But a dream like this gets wasted

Without you

Under the pressure is where we are

Under the pressure, yea it’s where we are babe

You’re the only one

Like an illusion

When it all breaks down and we’re runaways

Standing in the wake of our pain

And we stare straight into nothing

But we call it all the same

You were raised on a promise

Found that over time

Better come around to the new way

Or watch as it all breaks down here

Under the pressure

Well the break down here

Stole it all the way across

I wanna climb down the river

Stranded on

When you come here and I’m wasted

Lying on a field

Dancing in the rain

Hiding in the back

Loosening my grip

Wading in the water

Just trying not to crack

Under the pressure

Yeah that’s where we are babe

Under the pressure

Woo!

The War on Drugs Black Water Falls

Now’s the time. Unpack your case,

And push your gold in the safest place.

So scared, you sweat and run for the hills,

While I lay back and cherish my chance to grip my will.

There is a train we take downtown

That buckles and bends from the weight of the ground.

You’ll slowly lose faith in gravity

And give up the urge to sweat, and charm,and love, and breathe.

I hear you dish it out, dish it out, dish it out.

I hear you dish it out, dish it out.

While you want to remain my friend,

No it’s not — it’s not quite the same.

Remember me when you dissolve in the rain,

When the rivers run dry through the cold mountain range.

When you turn to the name you invented

To keep your identity safe from the smell of defeat,

When there is no way to carve your righteous paths of rage,

By holding the candle to those half you age.

Your jaw will be locked from hornets and bees,

And you’ll understand I leave so suddenly with the breeze.

The War on Drugs An Ocean In Between The Waves

Run away, I’m a travellin’ man

Been working every day

I watch you as you hesitate

Walking through the rain

I bet against the company again

Been trying to redefine

Everything that I know and love

Gotta know you’re mine, yeah

Feel the way that the wild wind blows through the room

Like a nail gun through the heart

That just don’t beat the same anymore

That might as well be gone

I’m in my finest hour

Can I be more than just a fool?

It always gets so hard to seem bright

Before the moon

Far away ma, there’s a black sun risin’ overhead

There’s a moon through the midnight rain

How can I surround myself in time and time again?

How can I be free?

Just wanna lay in the moonlight

See the light shine in, see you in the outline

It never gets too dark to find

Anybody at anytime

I’m at the darkened hillside

And there’s a haze right between the trees

And I can barely see you

You’re like an ocean in between the waves

The War on Drugs Your Love is Calling My Name

There’s a ring on mine looking for a fire

I’m gonna read your minds

It’s gonna be alright yeah

I ride the freeway down by the harbor

I catch a strong wind through my mind

I drew a light on the wall for the tallest tier

If there’s a line, cross it off for the ragged rails

If there’s a weight on you, then it’s on me too

We’re like a slave, babe, for our love, babe

I ride the freeway down by the harbor

I catch a strong wind through my mind

Just keep it running, I’ll take it over

We’re just a feeling down by the harbor, babe

I’ll catch a strong wind through my mind

Just keep it rolling, I’ll take it over

I’ll push it over this time

I ride the freeway down by the harbor, babe

And there’s a strong wind through my mind

Just keep it running, I’ll push it over

Let’s take it over this time

I got the feeling down at the harbor

Just like a strong wind through our days

Just keep it rolling, I’ll take it over

Let’s push it over this way

The War on Drugs Holding On

Once I was alive and I could feel

I was holding on to you

And I redefined the way I looked at dawn inside of you

I went down a crooked highway

Alone outside the line

I’ve been rejected, now the man has turned and I’m out of time

Ain’t no way I’m gonna last

Hiding in the seams, I can’t move the past

Feel like I’m about to crash

Riding on my line, I keep keeping on

Once we were apart and I could see red

Never trying to turn back time

Never meant to bring my pain to the front and into your life

Now I’m headed down a different road

Can we walk it side by side?

Is an old memory just another way of saying goodbye?

Ain’t no way I’m gonna last

Hiding in the seams, I can’t move the past

Feel like I’m about to crash

Riding the same line, I keep keeping on

And he never gonna change

He never gonna learn

I keep moving on the path, yeah

Holding on to mine

When you talk about the past

What are we talking of?

Did I let go too fast?

Was I holding on too long?

Ain’t no truths from the past

As silent as the sea

And it holding on too long

But you’re right in front of me

And I’m moving on a cast

Shadows on my seam

I keep moving with the changes, yeah

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