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Vampire Weekend Lyrics


Morning's come you watch the red sun rise
The LED still flickers in your eyes
Oh, you oughta spare your face the razor
Because no one's gonna spare the time for you
No one's gonna watch you as you go
From a house you didn't build and can't control
Oh, you oughta spare your face the razor
Because no one's gonna spare the time for you
You ought to spare the world your labor
It's been twenty years and no one's told the truth

So listen, oh
So listen, oh
Don't wait
Don't wait

So listen, oh
So listen, oh
Don't wait
Don't wait

So keep that list of who to thank in mind
And don't forget the rich ones who were kind
Oh, you oughta spare your face the razor
Because no one's gonna spare the time for you
Why don't you spare the world a traitor
Take your wager back and leave before you lose

So listen, oh
So listen, oh
Don't wait
Don't wait

So while the sun's coming down
Cover ground, cover ground
And if you find some love for these clowns
Turn around, turn around
I'll be half asleep on the floor of our high school gym
Thinking of you and wondering if anyone else could begin

To listen
Listen
Don't wait
Don't wait

So listen, oh
So listen, oh
Don't wait
Don't wait

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group
Written by: Michael Henry, Tommy Cowan, Rostam Batmanglij, Ezra Koenig

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NaturalBornRebel

[Verse 1]
Morning’s come, you watch the red sun rise
The LED still flickers in your eyes
Oh, you ought to spare your face the razor
Because no one’s gonna spare their time for you
No one’s gonna watch you as you go
From a house you didn’t build and can’t control
Oh, you ought to spare your face the razor
Because no one’s gonna spare their time for you
You ought to spare the world your labor
It’s been twenty years and no one’s told the truth

[Chorus]
So listen, oh
So listen, oh
Don’t wait
Don’t wait
So listen, oh
So listen, oh
Don’t wait
Don’t wait

[Verse 2]
So keep that list of who to thank in mind
And don’t forget the rich ones who were kind
Oh, you ought to spare your face the razor
Because no one’s gonna spare their time for you
Why don’t you spare their world a traitor?
Take your wager back and leave before you lose

[Chorus]
So listen, oh
So listen, oh
Don’t wait
Don’t wait

[Bridge]
So while the sun’s coming out
Cover ground, cover ground
And if you find some love for these clowns
Turn around, turn around
I’ll be half-asleep on the floor of a high school gym
Thinking of you and wondering if anyone else could begin

[Pre-Chorus]
To listen
Listen
Don’t wait
Don’t wait

[Chorus]
So listen, oh
So listen, oh
Don’t wait
Don’t wait



Jemm M

Morning's come, you watch the red sunrise
The LED still flickers in your eyes
Oh, you oughta spare your face the razor
Because no one's gonna spare the time for you
No one's gonna watch you as you go
From a house you didn't build and can't control
Oh, you oughta spare your face the razor
Because no one's gonna spare the time for you
You ought to spare the world your labour
It's been twenty years and no one's told the truth
So listen, oh
So listen, oh
Don't wait
Don't wait
So listen, oh
So listen, oh
Don't wait
Don't wait
So keep that list of who to thank in mind
And don't forget the rich ones who were kind
Oh, and don't you spare your face the razor
Because no one's gonna' spare the time for you
Why don't you spare their world a traitor
Take your wager back and leave before you lose
So listen, oh
So listen, oh
Don't wait
Don't wait
So while the sun's coming out
Cover ground, cover ground
And if you found some love for these clowns
Turn around, turn around
I'll be half asleep on the floor of our high school gym
Thinking of you and wondering if anyone else could begin
To listen
Listen
Don't wait
Don't wait
So listen, oh
So listen, oh
Don't wait
Don't wait



Manuel Manjarrez

Morning’s come, you watch the red sun rise
The LED still flickers in your eyes
Oh, you ought to spare your face the razor
Because no one’s gonna spare their time for you
No one’s gonna watch you as you go
From a house you didn’t build and can’t control
Oh, you ought to spare your face the razor
Because no one’s gonna spare their time for you
You ought to spare the world your labor
It’s been twenty years and no one’s told the truth


So listen, oh
So listen, oh
Don’t wait
Don’t wait


So keep that list of who to thank in mind
And don’t forget the rich ones who were kind
Oh, you ought to spare your face the razor
Because no one’s gonna spare their time for you
Why don’t you spare their world a traitor?
Take your wager back and leave before you lose

So listen, oh
So listen, oh
Don’t wait
Don’t wait

So while the sun’s coming out
Cover ground, cover ground
And if you find some love for these clowns
Turn around, turn around
I’ll be half-asleep on the floor of a high school gym
Thinking of you and wondering if anyone else could begin


To listen
Listen
Don’t wait
Don’t wait



Czarina Luna

Morning's come, you watch the red sunrise
The LED still flickers in your eyes
Oh, you oughta spare your face the razor
Because no one's gonna spare the time for you
No one's gonna watch you as you go
From a house you didn't build and can't control
Oh, you oughta spare your face the razor
Because no one's gonna spare the time for you
You ought to spare the world your labour
It's been twenty years and no one's told the truth
So listen, oh
So listen, oh
Don't wait
Don't wait
So listen, oh
So listen, oh
Don't wait
Don't wait
So keep that list of who to thank in mind
And don't forget the rich ones who were kind
Oh, and don't you spare your face the razor
Because no one's gonna' spare the time for you
Why don't you spare their world a traitor
Take your wager back and leave before you lose
So listen, oh
So listen, oh
Don't wait
Don't wait
So while the sun's coming out
Cover ground, cover ground
And if you found some love for these clowns
Turn around, turn around
I'll be half asleep on the floor of our high school gym
Thinking of you and wondering if anyone else could begin
To listen
Listen
Don't wait
Don't wait
So listen, oh
So listen, oh
Don't wait
Don't wait



All comments from YouTube:

J G

The best part of this song is the simple and powerful advice: Don't wait.

Smilescomeforfree

This song will forever have blissful nostalgia for me.

Gregory Scott

+Stellarskyane “Zedge” every vampire weekend song

Smilescomeforfree

This is the kind of song you listen to with your eyes closed. (:

Brian Collins

The piano at the end gives me life.

Michael McBee

Brian Collins best part of the album ❤️

NaturalBornRebel

[Verse 1]
Morning’s come, you watch the red sun rise
The LED still flickers in your eyes
Oh, you ought to spare your face the razor
Because no one’s gonna spare their time for you
No one’s gonna watch you as you go
From a house you didn’t build and can’t control
Oh, you ought to spare your face the razor
Because no one’s gonna spare their time for you
You ought to spare the world your labor
It’s been twenty years and no one’s told the truth

[Chorus]
So listen, oh
So listen, oh
Don’t wait
Don’t wait
So listen, oh
So listen, oh
Don’t wait
Don’t wait

[Verse 2]
So keep that list of who to thank in mind
And don’t forget the rich ones who were kind
Oh, you ought to spare your face the razor
Because no one’s gonna spare their time for you
Why don’t you spare their world a traitor?
Take your wager back and leave before you lose

[Chorus]
So listen, oh
So listen, oh
Don’t wait
Don’t wait

[Bridge]
So while the sun’s coming out
Cover ground, cover ground
And if you find some love for these clowns
Turn around, turn around
I’ll be half-asleep on the floor of a high school gym
Thinking of you and wondering if anyone else could begin

[Pre-Chorus]
To listen
Listen
Don’t wait
Don’t wait

[Chorus]
So listen, oh
So listen, oh
Don’t wait
Don’t wait

Tommi Lawrence

I listened to this whole album one time at like 6 am watching the sun rise sobering up from one of my week long benders of drugs and alcohol back when I was lost and alone. This album really made that moment okay

José Sosa

Just wondering, did you get any kind of message from the entire album or this song? And if so what did it make you feel and think about?

Ben Albeyta

We need a new Vampire Weekend album

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