Pompeii
Bastille Lyrics


I was left to my own devices
Many days fell away with nothing to show

And the walls kept tumbling down
In the city that we love
Grey clouds roll over the hills
Bringing darkness from above

But if you close your eyes
Does it almost feel like
Nothing changed at all?
And if you close your eyes
Does it almost feel like
You've been here before?
How am I gonna be an optimist about this?
How am I gonna be an optimist about this?

We were caught up and lost in all of our vices
In your pose as the dust settles around us

And the walls kept tumbling down
In the city that we love
Grey clouds roll over the hills
Bringing darkness from above

But if you close your eyes
Does it almost feel like
Nothing changed at all?
And if you close your eyes
Does it almost feel like
You've been here before?
How am I gonna be an optimist about this?
How am I gonna be an optimist about this?

Oh where do we begin?
The rubble or our sins?
Oh where do we begin?
The rubble or our sins?

And the walls kept tumbling down
In the city that we love
Grey clouds roll over the hills
Bringing darkness from above

But if you close your eyes
Does it almost feel like
Nothing changed at all?
And if you close your eyes
Does it almost feel like
You've been here before?
How am I gonna be an optimist about this?
How am I gonna be an optimist about this?

If you close your eyes
Does it almost feel like nothing changed at all?

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Daniel Campbell Smith

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Comments from YouTube:

Kelly Vrösch

I love how he stands on his tippy toes when he reaches those high notes

Lay's Potato Chips

@YellowDogArtistry lol yes, but this cannot be the case. He tryin to reach those notes

Vida Bajasur

And I love how beautiful you are 😆

Lady London

Ikr

YellowDogArtistry

i think it's cause he doesn't want to shout into the microphone. musicians sometimes back away a bit from the mic so the sound fades a bit. that's what i was told anyway.

The Imaginary Gallery

"And if you close your I-I-Eyes".

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TheSoccerKitten

Bastille is one of the only bands that can match (and even sometimes exceed!) the quality of their songs in their covers. Dan's voice with the instruments... just beautiful.

Maia Simmons

@iamrichlol nope.

alexander kucinskas

I wouldn't call this a cover. I would say it's an orchestrated version.

Marie Kaahu

you really should check out Young The Giant and their In The Open vids, imo, they are even better than their own studio versions.

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