Vampire Weekend - Harmony Hall (Official Video)

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  • Published: 20 February 2019
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    Harmony Hall/2021 available everywhere now: http://smarturl.it/HH2021

    Directed By Emmett Malloy

    Lyrics:

    We took a vow in summertime
    Now we find ourselves in late December

    I believe that New Year’s Eve
    Will be the perfect time
    For their great surrender

    But they don’t remember

    Anger wants a voice
    Voices wanna sing
    Singers harmonize
    Til they can’t hear anything
    I thought that I was free
    From all that questioning
    But every time a problem ends
    Another one begins

    And the stone walls of Harmony Hall
    Bear witness
    Anybody with a worried mind
    Could never forgive the sight
    Of wicked snakes
    Inside a place
    You thought was dignified

    I don’t wanna live like this
    But I don’t wanna die

    Within the halls of power lies
    A nervous heart that beats
    Like a Young Pretender’s

    Beneath these velvet gloves I hide
    The shameful, crooked hands
    Of a moneylender
    Cuz I still remember

    Anger wants a voice
    Voices wanna sing
    Singers harmonize
    Til they can’t hear anything
    I thought that I was free
    From all that questioning
    But every time a problem ends
    Another one begins

    And the stone walls of Harmony Hall
    Bear witness
    Anybody with a worried mind
    Could never forgive the sight
    Of wicked snakes
    Inside a place
    You thought was dignified

    I don’t wanna live like this
    But I don’t wanna die



    Written by Ezra Koenig
    Produced by Ariel Rechtshaid & Ezra Koenig
    Additional Production by Rostam Batmanglij
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Comments • 1 665

  • Justin Boudreau
    Justin Boudreau  2 hours back

    Only 2 million views!! Sad what society considers great music these days.

    • Reynaldo Bicudo
      Reynaldo Bicudo  3 hours back

      lovely snake 🐍

      • will leblanc
        will leblanc  15 hours back

        this sounds like a new radicals song

        • John Darcangelo
          John Darcangelo  20 hours back

          This shit looks hella 90's

          • QUITT
            QUITT  1 days back

            My girlfriend and I listend to this on top of the arc de triomphe in Paris, while everyone was kinda disappearing before our eyes. When we turned around, wondering what was going on, the Notre Dame was burning. So i kinda have mixed feelings about this song...

            • martian1138
              martian1138  1 days back

              still super cute

              • Gongasoso
                Gongasoso  1 days back

                Counting Crows' "Big Yellow Taxi" meets Vanessa Carlton's "A Thousand Miles" via Paul Simon (without Art Garfunkel)

                • Jordan Sullivan
                  Jordan Sullivan  1 days back

                  I love this song. What a jam.

                  • Abigail Mahoney
                    Abigail Mahoney  2 days back

                    Do you ever just watch a video and know the guy who made it used to be a homestuck

                    • poikie
                      poikie  2 days back

                      “I don’t want to live like this but I don’t want to die” :(

                      • MAYA G
                        MAYA G  3 days back

                        cookin eggs like bjork!

                        • Atmos
                          Atmos  3 days back

                          Feelin that Skynyrd-esque piano

                          • JohnRadicaster
                            JohnRadicaster  4 days back

                            That snake is so beautiful.

                            • Shannon
                              Shannon  4 days back

                              This song and video bring me unspeakable joy.

                              • Moni
                                Moni  5 days back

                                The wicked snakes inside a place you thought was dignified reminds me of lawyers and courthouses because they have an austere, trustworthy, respectable appearance, but filled with bad things and lying and mud smearing each other and slander and other things that makes you think of snakes and Komodo dragons attacking each other

                                • whatsinmywonderland
                                  whatsinmywonderland  5 days back

                                  I think I listen to this song atleast once a day. Last year I was left housebound with severe anxiety and I've been trying to build my life back up after several break downs, and I really do relate to the lyrics of this song. I really dont want to fucking live like this, but I sure as hell dont want to die. I am alive and I love living. 💞

                                  • KoolFilmZ
                                    KoolFilmZ  5 days back

                                    I love how Jonah Hill is just randomly there

                                    • 41 Mhz
                                      41 Mhz  7 days back

                                      I think its crapola in a box. Sorry, go ahead let the flames and insults begin to rain upon me. This song does nothing and nobody will even remember it next year.
                                      The truth will set you free! 😆

                                      • Pennywise The Dancing Clown

                                        Love this tune, got a big ol' "Charlatans" vibe from it... Love even more so that Danielle Haim is in the vid too....

                                        • Sameer Khan
                                          Sameer Khan  7 days back

                                          Wicked
                                          Such a small world. I am setting in Bajuar agency (tribal area of Pakistan) and flying high with this phenomenal piece of art

                                          • Sameer Khan
                                            Sameer Khan  4 days back

                                            Moni
                                            You have a good taste of music. Noticed you like JJ too. Missing JJ so much.

                                          • Moni
                                            Moni  5 days back

                                            Another Pakistani here! Good song

                                        • Donut's Memes
                                          Donut's Memes  7 days back

                                          ok but where do i get that cool pancake making device

                                          • Kurt Haywood
                                            Kurt Haywood  1 weeks back

                                            This video is genius. I don’t get it.

                                            • HommeHaute
                                              HommeHaute  1 weeks back

                                              Oh Jews... Lol...

                                              • Oh Shit
                                                Oh Shit  1 weeks back

                                                I showed this to my homie



                                                Now he is a cowboy

                                                • owen of cov
                                                  owen of cov  1 weeks back

                                                  I reallly like this

                                                  • Sebastien Sebastien
                                                    Sebastien Sebastien  1 weeks back

                                                    Wow!

                                                    • HLI 45
                                                      HLI 45  1 weeks back

                                                      Is this a cover or what song does this sound like?

                                                      • Derek Price
                                                        Derek Price  1 weeks back

                                                        Chris Farley: Remember when you made the drum hit with the kitchen scrapers in the Harmony Hall video?
                                                        Ezra Koenig: Yeah
                                                        Chris Farley: ... That was awesome....!

                                                        (Seriously though, I really love that part. It makes me smile.)

                                                        • Marie Bmom
                                                          Marie Bmom  1 weeks back

                                                          The guitar playing reminds me of Alejandro Aranda (from American Idol) style.

                                                          • Celesia Guerreiro
                                                            Celesia Guerreiro  1 weeks back

                                                            Best song ever!

                                                            • Dom Wylie
                                                              Dom Wylie  1 weeks back

                                                              Random Jonah Hill appears

                                                              • Ion Antoniou
                                                                Ion Antoniou  1 weeks back

                                                                I love these kind of bands that use their creativity and sense of art to create something beautiful. Most people have forgotten what the art of singing is really like

                                                                • Hunter Vogl
                                                                  Hunter Vogl  1 weeks back

                                                                  I don’t know why, the flow of the chorus is just amazing to me. I don’t know how to describe it, it fluctuates just right and has note changes that compliment each other really well while still being a cool change.

                                                                  • ck675
                                                                    ck675  1 weeks back

                                                                    Dispatch and Primal Scream have a beautiful love child

                                                                    • Ann O'Halloran
                                                                      Ann O'Halloran  1 weeks back

                                                                      I am obsessed with this song. Thank you!!!!!

                                                                      • Andrew Martin
                                                                        Andrew Martin  1 weeks back

                                                                        Very primal scream. Heard it on the radio and that was my first thought. Great track.

                                                                        • ck675
                                                                          ck675  1 weeks back

                                                                          EXACTLY my thought! I told my sis about this song and the first thing I said is “insane Primal Scream vibes”, word for word. I love it so much. Also some serious Dispatch

                                                                      • Castor Troy
                                                                        Castor Troy  1 weeks back

                                                                        When he says " i dont wanna die " annoys every bone in my body , fuck its annoying

                                                                        • Max DayTrading
                                                                          Max DayTrading  1 weeks back

                                                                          I wonder if there were Freemasons within the elite of Columbia University that Ezra sings about? I'm sure Dev Hynes pulls a 'masonic salute' in the video!

                                                                          • Eva Mays Life Channel
                                                                            Eva Mays Life Channel  1 weeks back

                                                                            Hello just to let you know my cat died 2 days ago and she loved this song so this is our family favourite song to remember out amazing cat xxx

                                                                            • Decklan Hartzenberg
                                                                              Decklan Hartzenberg  1 weeks back

                                                                              That guitar at the beginning tho❤❤❤❤❤❤❤😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍😍

                                                                              • B33FCAKE
                                                                                B33FCAKE  2 weeks back

                                                                                The sound they have in this song reminds me of the Grateful dead. I like it

                                                                                • Ben W
                                                                                  Ben W  2 weeks back

                                                                                  Anyone else hear “touch of grey”?

                                                                                  • ella🤠
                                                                                    ella🤠  2 weeks back

                                                                                    i love snakes lmg

                                                                                    • Martin Whelan
                                                                                      Martin Whelan  2 weeks back

                                                                                      Fucking Amazing!!

                                                                                      • Jil Heirman
                                                                                        Jil Heirman  2 weeks back

                                                                                        Excellent 👌

                                                                                        • Pete's Personal Page Marciano

                                                                                          So glad to see Chris Baio loosing up! Rock on, brother!!

                                                                                          • toru kard
                                                                                            toru kard  2 weeks back

                                                                                            I feel Primal Scream "Movin' on up".

                                                                                            • Chad
                                                                                              Chad  2 weeks back

                                                                                              Reminds me of Counting Crows.