The Draw
Bastille Lyrics


In my left hand there is the familiar
In my right hand there's the great unknown
I can see the madly different grass there
But I'm drawn to wilder nights at home

Don't listen to your friends
See the despair behind their eyes
Don't listen to your friends
They only care once in a while
I can feel the draw
I can feel it pulling me back
It's pulling me back
It's pulling me
I can feel the draw
I can feel it pulling me back
It's pulling me back
It's pulling me

Are you drifting way beyond what's normal?
'Cause 'round your mind rings the words that they would say?
When you go home everything looks different
And you're scared of being left behind

Just listen to your friends
Trusted that fair look in their eyes
Just listen to your friends
They only care and hope you're alright

I can feel the draw
I can feel it pulling me back
It's pulling me back
It's pulling me
I can feel the draw
I can feel it pulling me back
It's pulling me back
It's pulling me

(Whoa oh oh oh
Whoa oh oh oh oh)

I can feel the draw
I can feel it pulling me back
It's pulling me back
It's pulling me
I can feel the draw
I can feel it pulling me back
It's pulling me back
It's pulling me

I can feel the draw
I can feel it's pulling me back
It's pulling me back
It's pulling me
I can feel the draw
I can feel it pulling me back
It's pulling me back
It's pulling me
I can feel the draw
I can feel it's pulling me back
It's pulling me back
It's pulling me
I can feel the draw
The draw
The draw
The draw
The draw

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC
Written by: MARK CREW, DAN SMITH

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Most interesting comments from YouTube:

Milena Muranyi

This is my fav song from Bastille. Usually, when a band comes in my town and I got tickets, I listen to all the songs on the setlist before the show.

I knew only a few songs from Bastille when they came and I had little time to get all their songs in my head... but I got almost all, except this one. For some odd reason, I didn't find it interesting enough to ever listen to it all.

At the festival that they came to, I ended up on the first row. During the show I filmed pretty much everything. At THE DRAW I decided to take just pics because just like I said, I wasn't into the song at all.

And I remember that every single time I got Dan to sit near the edge. just in front of me, he started singing ''...pulling me back" (stepped back) ''...pulling me back'' (stepped back again) ''...pulling me back.'' (and back again). The funny thing is he noticed me with my frustration and after the song he came in front, at the edge and said ''quick take a pic!'' and giggled in the microphone... (and everyone was confused why he said that)

That was the most adorable thing ever and ever since this is my fav song. :))



LissaWho

As someone with anxiety I relate to this song so much.

"The Draw" can represent anxiety. I know it's keeping me back from doing what I want out of fear of failure or humiliation or keeping me from sleeping which cases me to be sleep deprived and hard to work with the next day.

The lines about worrying about the words "they" might say. "They" could be anyone and I've spent many nights worrying over what would happen in a certain situation and what it would make people say about me.

The lines about friends and being scared of being alone hit me the hardest. It speaks of something I've seen others deal with.I get scared my friends don't actually care and I'm just an annoyance to them and they pity me enough to keep me as a friend, so
(Adding back to the "what 'they' might say", this could also be that 'they' is your friends and your fear what he 'they' would say if you told them how you actually feel about anything or what you think. Will they agree with you? Think your over dramatic? Think your stupid? Think you deserve to shunned for that? Leave you or thinking it? Think your smart? And you spend to much time worrying about it.) I monitor everything I say on my worse days in fear of them hating me and I'm so scared of being alone and being left behind.

"When You Go Home Everything Looks Different" Hit me hard too, because when I'm with my friends I can at least escape into my friends joy and laugh with them, making the world more vibrant, but once I'm home and alone I see things as dimmer.

Sometimes you need to be reminded that they actually care about you. Your friends truly care, but sometimes no matter how hard I try I can still fell 'the draw' pulling me back to my anxieties and fears. Dragging me to a dark hole of self doubt, anxiety, and fear of being alone. No matter how much they tell you they care, no matter how much they show it, you can sometimes still slip down that hole of thoughts.

You can either eventually learn they love you with certain things (depending on the circumstances) or you can get stuck in that hole for a long time.



All comments from YouTube:

Emilea Page

I always heard "Don't listen to your friends, they only care once in a while." Someone tell me I'm not the only one.

Alice Somers

I just found this out today

PAPI_AQUA

They said want to know why

Morticia's Daughter

"They only care and want to know why" is what I hear.

Anne Ramos

What and it isnt it? 😯

Ezra Jones

I heard "don't listen to your friends, they only care and want to know why"

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Kate Murphy

This is why I love Bastille. Their songs are so deep and emotional. This song reminds me of depression, the draw is the depression that's pulling you away from your life. He's trying to convince himself that his friends care about him and want to help, but the depression keeps pulling him away and the negative thoughts won't stop running through his mind, but he can't control it.

Pablo Rodríguez

Wonderful songs of Bastille, they are not very common, I love them,
exactly, they are deep.

Spartacus

Deidre Hoffman Sleepsong is another powerful one, evokes every feeling I've ever associated with depression, isolation and loneliness.

Deidre Koehl

Kate Murphy I hear it now too. I fought with depression for a long time and you stated that perfectly.

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