Vampire Weekend - Harmony Hall (Official Audio)

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  • Published: 24 January 2019
  • Harmony Hall/2021 available everywhere now: http://smarturl.it/HH2021

    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 • 1 467

  • Richie Mann
    Richie Mann  21 hours back

    Amazing guitar work in that intro. Song has strong Greatful Dead influences

    • 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...

      • Melissa Cicero
        Melissa Cicero  3 days back

        I need this song in 8D format, with that guitar riff and all? It already feels like its moving between my headphones, it would sound so good in 8D!

        • jrbship
          jrbship  3 days back

          This should've just been the real music video

          • Superior14
            Superior14  1 weeks back

            Bugs are cool.




            They only need some slight pressure to end their annoyance.

            • Asyari -
              Asyari -  1 weeks back

              Lovely song

              • Joe
                Joe  1 weeks back

                The piano on this is Unbelievable:)

                • Federico Toscano
                  Federico Toscano  1 weeks back

                  best band in the world,
                  always amazing rhythmically

                  • Clifton Bodenhamer
                    Clifton Bodenhamer  1 weeks back

                    I never liked vampire weekend but this ia one of my top fives ever

                    • Esther Garrido
                      Esther Garrido  1 weeks back

                      Preciosa a la primera

                      • M Warner
                        M Warner  2 weeks back

                        1,000 dislikes!?!? This is by far my favorite vampire weekend song. Ever since I was little I remember hearing finger back in the car or unbelievers at home. I can’t remember a car trip without obvious bicycle blaring from the speakers. Vampire weekend is by far my favorite band. I still can’t believe 1,000 dislikes

                        • Superior14
                          Superior14  1 weeks back

                          People have different preferences. It is actually quite easy to believe if you think about it logically.

                      • Marvman 2000 Marvman 2000

                        This song sounds like he is in a frat that he doesnt want to be in HE THOUGHT IT Had dignity in it but they were wicked snakes

                        • Hey there
                          Hey there  2 weeks back

                          this video made me feel like bugs are low key cute

                          • Carter Oberbroe
                            Carter Oberbroe  2 weeks back

                            So THIS is where all the bugs go during winter.

                            • Mr. MacRaild
                              Mr. MacRaild  2 weeks back

                              and the stone walls are vomiting on their witness.....

                              • Ben Yang
                                Ben Yang  2 weeks back

                                Quite "mainstream" but this has to be one of their more well-rounded tracks. Have always liked this band though this song sounds like more than just a "college-ish tune"

                                • Denise Chiang 蔣志樺

                                  NO! is this john mayer! no

                                  • Jacob Elonen
                                    Jacob Elonen  2 weeks back

                                    Henry's Amazing Animals.

                                    • Craig Gibson
                                      Craig Gibson  2 weeks back

                                      I love that their sound is starting to fill out and the arrangements are more lush. The minimalism/stripped down northeast college sound is clever, but they have so much more in their songs and it's nice to hear it evolve. Great tune.

                                      • celestialcircledance
                                        celestialcircledance  2 weeks back

                                        Thought it was the Regretful Dead at first . Just sounds like one of those old time tunes that have bin around forever . The Bugs were genius !

                                        • David Cisneros
                                          David Cisneros  2 weeks back

                                          Ok, I like it, but what the fuck is with the bugs?

                                          • Adriamarie Vigg
                                            Adriamarie Vigg  3 weeks back

                                            If I didn't know better I would swear this was the Grateful Dead

                                            • Sophia Anderson
                                              Sophia Anderson  3 weeks back

                                              always think i got a text at 1:19

                                              • Kevin Proctor
                                                Kevin Proctor  3 weeks back

                                                Tune that’s it !!!!!!!!!!!!!!

                                                • SuperSwiser
                                                  SuperSwiser  3 weeks back

                                                  Id like the beef chow mein or is that reserved for werewolves?

                                                  • J Waay51
                                                    J Waay51  3 weeks back

                                                    Love it! So deep. Especially compared to this "Modern day" mainstream crap we call music. This is the real deal.

                                                    • Animals Fictions
                                                      Animals Fictions  3 weeks back

                                                      🐝🐛❤️🐞🐜

                                                      • Denis Skenderović
                                                        Denis Skenderović  3 weeks back

                                                        MY DEPRESSION

                                                        ——————————

                                                        IS GONE !!!!!!!!



                                                        🦀🦀🦀🦀

                                                        • MentalMickey
                                                          MentalMickey  3 weeks back

                                                          I can wank without this

                                                          • Max DayTrading
                                                            Max DayTrading  3 weeks back

                                                            This is a bit of a mind fu@k. Heard this for the first time today. Sort
                                                            of nostalgic, haunting, and strangely addictive. A mixture of wonderful
                                                            emotions that you can't explain. And I can't stop playing the dam thing
                                                            !!! ;-)

                                                            • winston jordn
                                                              winston jordn  3 weeks back

                                                              Quarantine this room and sweep for bugs......nothing sir, you sure lieutenant!

                                                              • Charlie Turner
                                                                Charlie Turner  3 weeks back

                                                                Certified banger

                                                                • Answer_is_B
                                                                  Answer_is_B  3 weeks back

                                                                  This song is written with the kind of happy overtone that the guy who knocked up Rashida Jones would make.

                                                                  • Purple penguin playZ
                                                                    Purple penguin playZ  3 weeks back

                                                                    Just me or it reminds me of a Telus commercial

                                                                    • Shinigami Kitsune
                                                                      Shinigami Kitsune  3 weeks back

                                                                      Vampire Weekend: "Official Audio for Harmony Hall!"
                                                                      Also Vampire Weekend: "Just kidding, it's also a music video! <3"

                                                                      • CRIS CORLEONE
                                                                        CRIS CORLEONE  3 weeks back

                                                                        TUNE!

                                                                        • FlyingPurplePerson Pie
                                                                          FlyingPurplePerson Pie  4 weeks back

                                                                          1:40 arachnophobia has left the chat

                                                                          • Xavier Scott
                                                                            Xavier Scott  4 weeks back

                                                                            1k downvoted. They don’t wanna live like this, and they just wanna die

                                                                            • C B
                                                                              C B  4 weeks back

                                                                              These poor bastards will have to play this brilliant song for the rest of there livrs.

                                                                              • Redkit Bellson
                                                                                Redkit Bellson  4 weeks back

                                                                                Does this remind anyone of school house rock?

                                                                                • aurel alberami99
                                                                                  aurel alberami99  4 weeks back

                                                                                  i still see rostam and im crying

                                                                                  • OnYourMark
                                                                                    OnYourMark  4 weeks back

                                                                                    John Mayer brought me here

                                                                                    • Maxx Myerz
                                                                                      Maxx Myerz  4 weeks back

                                                                                      KROQ brought me here

                                                                                      • DANIEL ERON
                                                                                        DANIEL ERON  4 weeks back

                                                                                        “I don’t want to live like this, but I don’t wanna die”
                                                                                        Yep, that is the most accurate way to describe my life

                                                                                        • TaliTV
                                                                                          TaliTV  4 weeks back

                                                                                          aw those bugs are adorable!!!!!!!

                                                                                          • ayala shoshani
                                                                                            ayala shoshani  4 weeks back

                                                                                            1,856,120

                                                                                            • | tAHime | official.
                                                                                              | tAHime | official.  4 weeks back

                                                                                              #thesixyearwaitisover

                                                                                              • Branden Diaz
                                                                                                Branden Diaz  4 weeks back

                                                                                                Got here because of John Mayer