Ya Hey
Vampire Weekend Lyrics


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

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

Through the fire and through the flames
You won't even say your name
Through the fire and through the flames
You won't even say your name
Only "I am that I am"
But who could ever live that way?
Ut Deo, Ya Hey
Ut Deo, Deo

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

All the cameras and files
All the paranoid styles
All the tension and fear
Of a secret career
And I can't help but think
That you've seen the mistake
But you let it go
Ya Hey

Through the fire and through the flames
You won't even say your name
Through the fire and through the flames
You won't even say your name
You say "I am what I am"
But who could ever live that way?
Ut Deo, Ya Hey
Ut Deo, Deo

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"

Through the fire and through the flames
You won't even say your name
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?
Ut Deo, Ya Hey
Ut Deo, Deo

Through the fire and through the flames
You won't even say your name
Only "I am that I am"
But who could ever live that way?
(Ya Hey)
Ut Deo, Ya Hey
Ut Deo, Deo

Lyrics © Universal Music Publishing Group, Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.
Written by: Rostam Batmanglij, Ezra Koenig, Ariel Zvi Rechtshaid

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Most interesting comment from YouTube:

GraditudevsRevenge

"All the camera's and files
 all the paranoid styles
 all the tension and fear
 of a secret career.
 And I can't help but feel,
 that you see the mistakes
 but you let it go." 

Shivers all over, that's all I'm going to say. 



All comments from YouTube:

Phillip Douglas Reynolds

My 5 yr old loves this song. "Dad, play that one song with the mice singing".

Jose Rubio

@Phillip Douglas Reynolds 😘

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Congratulations! Your kid is 9 years old!💙

Carmen Nangolo

this is the cutest thing OMFG

Blake Jones

ATHEISTIC INDOCTRINATION!!! CHILD ABUSE harumph harumph etc

Lyri Metacurl

Probably the same mice from Waltzin' Black by the Stranglers

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KipperTheArt

One of the names God used to be identified as, in more ancient texts, was Yaweh. Its pronunciation sounds similar to the higher pitched repetitions of 'Ya Hey' in this song. The band has disguised song titles before (Dianne Young meant 'Dying Young'). There's that along with 'Ut Deo' that is also repeated at the '?' portions of the song. This song becomes increasingly profound and emphatic the more I listen to it. 

Con Con

Ahhh just the song name alone but also lyrics... how could you not know who Ezra is referencing? Going to Columbia University doesnt make him any smarter in this regard. Its common sense.

Athvna

I got chills just reading your comment.

kvdoglover

Wow...this sound just became profound.

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