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Diplomat’s Son
by Vampire Weekend

It's not right but it's now or never
And if I wait could I ever forgive myself?
On a night when the moon glows yellow in the riptide
With the light from the TV's buzzing in the house

'Cause I'm gonna cut it where I can
And then I'm gonna duck out behind them
If I ever had a chance it's now then
But I never had the feeling I could offer that to you

To offer it to you would be cruel
When all I want to do is use, use you

He was a diplomat's son
It was '81

Dressed in white with my car keys hidden in the kitchen
I could sleep wherever I lay my head
And the sight of your two shoes sitting in the bathtub
Let me know that I shouldn't give up just yet

'Cause I'm gonna take it from Simon
And then I'm gonna duck out behind them
If I ever had a chance it's now then
But I never had the feeling I could offer that to you

To offer it to you would be cruel
When all I want to do is use, use you

He was a diplomat's son
It was '81

I know, you'll say
I'm not doing it right
But this is how I want it

I can't go back
To how I felt before

That night I smoked a joint
With my best friend
We found ourselves in bed
When I woke up he was gone

He was the diplomat's son
It was '81

Looking out at the ice-cold water all around me
I can't feel any traces of that other place
In the dark when the wind comes racing off the river
There's a car all black with diplomatic plates

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, CONCORD MUSIC PUBLISHING LLC
Written by: THOMAS WESLEY PENTZ, MATHANGI ARULPRAGASAM, ROSTAM BATMANGLIJ, FREDERICK HIBBERT, EZRA KOENIG, DAVID JAMES ANDREW TAYLOR

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Comments from YouTube:

Jasmine Groves

Anyone else listen to Vampire Weekend and get mentally transported to like, Maine?

Alex Zhu

I live in this discography and I'm not sure I like it

Tony Elias-Cadena

Nah really tho lmao what's epic and cool too, is to understand Ezra got that Ivy league english degree. His metaphors can have a variety of meaning and perspective to 'em, no bs

Rachel Rogers

Yes and I have never been to Maine.

__spencer__

i get transported to vermont lmao

Nora

For me it's Cape Cod or Watch Hill, maybe Nantucket

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Auva Stratos

this song is beautiful but it makes me weak in the knees and elbows and unfortunately i need my knees and elbows

gioia worldwide

Hahaha, I am with you! Whenever I hear this song I start dancing, and neither am I still in my hey days, nor do I undergo regular exercises!!!

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This is such a cute, creative comment. We all appreciate you. ♥️

Jason Smith

Are you a pit fighter?

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