Vampire Weekend Don’t Lie

[Verse 1:]

One look sent knees to the ground,

Young bloods can’t be settling down

Young hearts need the pressure to pound,

So hold me close my baby

[Pre-Chorus:]

Don’t lie, I want ’em to know

God’s loves die young, is he ready to go?

It’s the last time running through snow

Where the vaults are full and the fire is bold

[Chorus:]

I want to know, does it bother you?

The low click of a ticking clock

There’s a lifetime right in front of you

And everyone I know

[Verse 2:]

Young Turks, young Saturday nights

Young hips shouldn’t break on the ice

Old flames, they can warm you tonight

So keep it cool, my baby

[Pre-Chorus 2:]

Don’t lie, I want ’em to know

Dial up, three rings, and return him his gold

It’s the last time running through snow

Where the vaults are full and the fire is bold

[Chorus 2:]

I want to know, does it bother you?

The low click of a ticking clock

There’s a headstone right in front of you

And everyone I know

[Pre-Chorus 3:]

Don’t lie, I’m want ’em to know

God’s loves die young, are you ready to go?

It’s the last time running through snow

Cause the fire can’t last and the winter’s cold

[Chorus]

Vampire Weekend I’m Going Down

We sit in the car

Outside your house

I can feel the heater coming ’round

I go to put my arm around you

And you give me a look like I’m way out of bounds

Well you let out one of your bored sighs and

Lately when I look into your eyes

I’m going down, down, down, down

I’m going down, down, down, down

We get dressed up and we go out

Baby for the night

We come home early burning

Burning in some firefight

I’m sick and tired of you setting me up yeah

Setting me up just to knock-a knock-a knock-a me

Down, down, down, down

I’m going down, down, down, down

I’m going down, down, down, down

I’m going down, down, down, down

I pull you close but when we kiss I can feel a doubt

I remember back when we started

My kisses used to turn you inside out

I used to drive you to work in the morning

Friday night drive you all around

You used to love to drive me wild but

Lately girl you get your kicks from just a driving me

Down, down, down, down

I’m going down, down, down, down

I’m going down, down, down, down

I’m going down, down, down, down

I’m going down, down, down, down

Oh darling I’m going down

I’m going down, down, down, down

I’m going down, down, down, down

Vampire Weekend Oxford Comma

Who gives a fuck about an Oxford comma?

I’ve seen those English dramas too

They’re cruel

So if there’s any other way

To spell the word

It’s fine with me, with me

Why would you speak to me that way

Especially when I always said that I

Haven’t got the words for you

All your diction dripping with disdain

Through the pain

I always tell the truth

Who gives a fuck about an Oxford comma?

I climbed to Dharamsala too

I did

I met the highest lama

His accent sounded fine

To me, to me

Check your handbook

It’s no trick

Take the chapstick

Put it on your lips

Crack a smile

Adjust my tie

Know your boyfriend, unlike other guys

Why would you lie about how much coal you have?

Why would you lie about something dumb like that?

Why would you lie about anything at all?

First the window, then it’s to the wall

Lil’ Jon, he always tells the truth

Check your passport

It’s no trick

Take the chapstick

Put it on your lips

Crack a smile

Adjust my tie

Know your butler, unlike other guys

Why would you lie about how much coal you have?

Why would you lie about something dumb like that?

Why would you lie about anything at all?

First the window, then it’s through the wall

Why would you tape my conversations?

Show your paintings

At the United Nations

Lil’ Jon, he always tells the truth

Vampire Weekend White Sky

An ancient business

A modern piece of glasswork

Down on the corner that

You walk each day in passing

The elderly sales clerk won’t eye us with suspicion

The whole immortal corporation’s given its permission

A little stairway

A little piece of carpet

A pair of mirrors that are facing one another

Out in both directions

A thousand little Julia’s

That come together in the middle of Manhattan

You waited since lunch

It all comes at once

Around the corner

The house that modern art built

A house for modern art to keep it out the closets

The people who might own it

The sins of pride and envy

And on the second floor The Richard Serra Skatepark

You waited since lunch

It all comes at once

Sit on the park wall

Ask all the right questions

“Why are the horses racing taxis in the winter?”

Look up at the buildings

Imagine who might live there

Imagining your Wolfords in a ball upon the sink there

You waited since lunch

It all comes at once

Vampire Weekend Campus

I wake up

My shoulders cold

I’ve got to leave here

Before I go

I pull my shirt on

Walk out the door

Drag my feet along the floor

I pull my shirt on

Walk out the door

Drag my feet along the floor

Then I see you

You’re walking cross the campus

Cruel professor

Studying romances

How am I supposed to pretend

I never want to see you again?

How am I supposed to pretend

I never want to see you again?

Walk to class

In front of ya

Spilled kefir

On your keffiyah

You look inside

And turn to the door

Drag your feet along the floor

Then I see you

You’re walking cross the campus

Cruel professor

Studying romances

How am I supposed to pretend

I never want to see you again?

How am I supposed to pretend

I never want to see you again?

In the afternoon you’re out on the stone and grass

And I’m sleeping on the balcony after class

In the afternoon you’re out on the stone and grass

And I’m sleeping on the balcony after class

In the afternoon you’re out on the stone and grass

And I’m sleeping on the balcony after class

In the afternoon you’re out on the stone and grass

And I’m sleeping on the balcony after class

Vampire Weekend One

Occident out on the weekend

That’s the way that we relax

English Breakfast tastes like Darjeeling

But she’s too cute to even ask

Blake’s got a new face (Blake’s got a new face)

Nastiness will cause your doom

Turn and walk back to your room

The precedent’s already set now

You spend a week in Old San Juan

Spanish brownstone with chairs of leather

And Spanish waves to roll along

Majesty’s not overheard

Cryptographs can’t stand the word

Oh your collegiate grief has left you dowdy in sweatshirts

Absolute horror!

Vampire Weekend Finger Back

Bend my finger back (snap)

Wrap it in a paper towel

Break a twig in half and set it straight

Beat me with a wood bat

Hit me with a canister that’s fired while the soldiers drive away

Bend my finger back (snap)

On and on and on for days

Hit me with a wood bat

Hit me like a Yankee

Like a son of freedom, never as a slave

It’s etiquette, you idiot

Spend time behind the line

Show sympathy to L.A. where the sun don’t ever shine

Everybody wants you, but baby, you are mine

Baby, you’re not anybody’s fool

Bless me with a heart attack

A real crise cardiaque

And show me where to find the surgeon’s knife

Eviscerate me now (hack)

Take me to my punishment

The punishment I’ve needed all my life

Bend my finger back (snap)

On and on and on with strife

Listen to my bum rap

Listen to the evidence exonerating me from being right

It’s etiquette, you idiot

Spend time behind the line

Show sympathy to L.A. where the sun don’t ever shine

Everybody wants you, but baby, you are mine

Baby, you’re not anybody’s fool

I know that I’ve been wicked and the road to hell is wide

Cursed by curiosity that made us go inside

Everyone was charming, but we took ’em for a ride

Baby, you’re not anybody’s fool

Bend my finger back (snap)

Wrap it in a paper towel

Break a twig in half and set it straight

Hit me with a wood bat

Hit me with a canister that’s fired while the soldiers drive away

Bend my finger back (snap)

On and on and on for days

Hit me with a wood bat

Hit me like a Yankee

Like a son of freedom, never as a slave

It’s etiquette, you idiot

Spend time behind the line

Show sympathy to L.A. where the sun don’t ever shine

Everybody wants you, but baby, you are mine

Baby, you’re not anybody’s fool

The harpsichord is broken and the television’s fried

The city’s getting hotter like a country in decline

Everyone’s a coward when you look them in the eyes

But baby, you’re not anybody’s fool

Sing next year in Jerusalem

You know – the one at W.103RD and Broadway

‘Cause this Orthodox girl fell in love with the guy at the falafel shop – and why not?

Should she have averted her eyes and just stared at the laminated poster of the Dome of the Rock?

And then blood, blood, blood, blood, blood, blood, blood, bloooood

And then blood, blood, blood, blood, blood, blood, blood, bloooood

Remembrances of holy days in Tarrytown and Rye

I don’t wanna live like this, but I don’t wanna die

Condolences to gentle hearts who couldn’t bear to try

I don’t wanna live like this, but I don’t wanna die

Remembrances of holy days in Tarrytown and Rye

I don’t wanna live like this, but I don’t wanna die

Vampire Weekend Ya Hey

[Verse 1:]

Oh, sweet thing

Zion doesn’t love you

And Babylon don’t love you

But you love everything

Oh, you saint

America don’t love you

So I could never love you

In spite of everything

[Pre-chorus:]

In the dark of this place

There’s the glow of your face

There’s the dust on the screen

Of this broken machine

And I can’t help but feel

That I’ve made some mistake

But I let it go

Ya Hey [3x]

[Chorus:]

Through the fire and through the flames

(Ya hey [2x], Ut Deo, ya hey [2x])

You won’t even say your name

(Ya hey [2x], Ut Deo, ya hey [2x])

Through the fire and through the flames

You won’t even say your name

Only “I am what I am”

But who could ever live that way?

(Ya Hey [2x])

Ut Deo, Ya Hey

Ut Deo, Deo

[Verse 2:]

Oh, the motherland don’t love you

The fatherland don’t love you

So why love anything?

Oh, good God

The faithless they don’t love you

The zealous hearts don’t love you

And that’s not gonna change

[Pre-chorus:]

All the cameras and files

All the paranoid styles

All the tension and fear

Of a secret career

And I can’t help but feel

That you’ve seen the mistakes

But you let it go

Ya Hey [3x]

[Chorus]

Outside the tents, on the festival grounds

As the air began to cool, and the sun went down

My soul swooned, as I faintly heard the sound

Of you spinning “Israelites”

Into “19th Nervous Breakdown”

[Chorus]

[Refrain:]

Through the fire and through the flames

You won’t even say your name

Only “I am what I am”

But who could ever live that way?

(Ya Hey [2x])

Ut Deo, Ya Hey

Ut Deo, Deo

Vampire Weekend Mansard Roof

I see a mansard roof through the trees

I see a salty message written in the eaves

The ground beneath my feet

The hot garbage and concrete

And now the tops of buildings, I can see them too

I see a mansard roof through the trees

I see a salty message written in the eaves

The ground beneath my feet

The hot garbage and concrete

And now the tops of buildings, I can see them too

The Argentines collapse in defeat

The admiralty surveys the remnants of the fleet

The ground beneath their feet

Is a nautically-mapped sheet

As thin as paper while it slips away from view

Vampire Weekend A-Punk

Johanna drove slowly into the city

The Hudson River all filled with snow

She spied the ring on His Honor’s finger

Oh-oh-oh

A thousand years in one piece of silver

She took it from his lily-white hand

Showed no fear she’d seen the thing

In the Young Men’s Wing at Sloan-Kettering

Look outside at the raincoats coming, say oh

Look outside at the raincoats coming, say oh

His Honor drove southward seeking exotica

Down to the Pueblo huts of New Mexico

Cut his teeth on turquoise harmonicas

Oh-oh-oh

I saw Johanna down in the subway

She took an apartment in Washington Heights

Half of the ring lies here with me

But the other half’s at the bottom of the sea

Look outside at the raincoats coming, say oh

Look outside at the raincoats coming, say oh

Look outside at the raincoats coming, say oh

Look outside at the raincoats coming, say oh