Airborne Toxic Event, The - All For A Woman Lyrics




All of these grateful looks
All these grateful eyes
All these furious stares, these fretful sighs

Promising everything
To everyone
"We'll be back soon,
You're my favorite one"

"I'll keep it quiet"
"I'll hold you dear"
The whispering fills the ear

"Tell me you'll stay,
We would have such fun"
And the lie you don't need anyone

And the screams, the wails, and the calls
The headiness of the fall
Ten thousand miles from where we began
I fell asleep with a picture in hand

It was all for a woman

You say that you're grateful for the time alone
Two years away, "No, I don't miss home"
And someone asks you if you ever think of her
And you smile politely and you demure

But then all at once your head starts to swim
And you can feel her breath on your skin
You find that you stare at the same spot for days
She's above you, below you in ways

And you're shivering cold
Like you're just ten years old
And she's lying asleep in your bed
And you're standing beside her
The light from inside her
Filling up the darkness in your head

It was all for a woman

And you've drowned in the teasing
You've forgotten the reason
The muse inspires the art
You'd give anything for her to say them once more
The words you believed at the start

Ten thousand miles from where it began
Falling asleep with her picture in hand
It was all... it was all
For the look in her eyes
For the promise and the lie of a woman





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Airborne Toxic Event, The All For A Woman Comments
  1. Blue bunny and foxy And jay

    My all time favorite.

  2. Mo Ana

    All for Gods Queen now ...!!! Stand back ...!!! Your over with ...!!!

  3. Harold Peña

    His voice is similar to Cat Stevens

  4. buathesin

    Omg that whistle part

  5. Allan Heredia

    This song hurts so good.

  6. Sarah

    All of these grateful looks
    All these grateful eyes
    All the furious stares these fretful sighs

    Promising everything
    To everyone
    We'll be back soon
    You're my favorite one

    And I'll keep it quiet
    I'll hold you dear
    The whispering fills the ear
    Tell me you'll stay
    We would have such fun
    And the lie, you don't need anyone

    And the screams, the wails, and the call
    The headiness of the fall
    Ten-thousand miles from where we began
    Falling asleep with a picture in hand
    It was all for a woman

    You say that you're grateful for the time alone
    Two years away and I don't miss home
    And someone asks you if, you ever think of her
    So you smile politely and you demur

    But then all at once your head starts to swim
    And you can feel her breath on your skin
    If I let you stay, the same spot today
    She's above you, below you in ways

    And you're shivering cold
    Like you're just ten years old
    And she's lying asleep in your bed
    And you're standing beside her
    The light from inside her
    Filling up the darkness in your head
    It was all, for a woman

    You've drowned in our teasing
    You've forgotten the reason
    The muse inspires the art
    You'd give anything for
    For her to say them once more
    The words you believed at the start

    Ten-thousand miles from where it began
    Falling asleep with her picture in hand
    And it was all, it was all
    For the look in her eyes
    Of the promise and the lie of a woman

  7. Yvonne Turner

    YOU JUST FEEL IT XXX

  8. Todd Wolf Child

    Awesome...

  9. TheLastArkham

    what does the "bombastic video" mean in every single song?

  10. Todd Wolf Child

    Classic and slowburner

  11. Super Mookin Fein

    2k18 still drink to this song lol

  12. Ryan Jankowski

    Still stop me in my tracks after all this years every album has just made me cry at some point in my life and it just takes me on the greatest Emotional Trip. Still the best show ever in my life

  13. Ben Thompson

    I saw TATE play this live in Sheffield, it was at this moment I made the decision that I'd ask my girlfriend to marry me. This was our played as our 1st dance as testament to that moment.

    Breanna Waldrop

    So romantic 😍

  14. savanana

    guys....*gasp*...I can't....breathe!!!!!!!!!!!

    Marisol C

    BlankBrain Same.

  15. savanana

    SERIOUS Billy Joel vibes here.

  16. Rebecca Vause

    YOOOO GO LOOK AT MY COVER OF THIS AYYYYYY

  17. z bueno

    Five years later and still amazing

    Preethish Roy Chowdhury

    couldnt agree more

    Adamantium T.

    7 now...

  18. J P

    It's my favorite one.

  19. eschelar

    Oh sing us a song you're the piano man, sing us a song tonight!
    Well we're all in the mood for a melody, and you've got us feeling alright...

    oh, hangon, wrong verse...

    madwham

    your are an ass...

    monkeynavv

    +madwham your are?

    eschelar

    that's some quality arguing you got going on there. I'd argue back but since you failed to make a point of any sort, I guess I'd be rather lost.

    Must be *this* stupid to argue with madwham... Sorry, I'm just not allowed in.

    Kinda sad, because I think I had a good one that you could have understood: "your are not are blurbbugurr ass"

    I dunno, I didn't really grow up speaking stupid, so my syntax is probably awful.

  20. Haut Strange

    Man their first 2 albums were great. What happened after this?

    CPTkeyes317

    they started making different kinds of music.

    Haut Strange

    +michael o'mara (playtime.) I love synthesizers. Which album is more Synth based?

    Christian O

    +michael o'mara (playtime.) Such Hot Blood was amazing. I fell in love with that album the second I heard it. I thought it was absolutely brilliant. Their few albums after we're okay but I couldn't relate as much but still very good in my opinion.

    Georgia Carson

    Dope Machines

  21. Pete Ward

    The solo is the most beautiful sound

  22. Lucas Cowen

    I fell in love with the band from the moment I heard this song.

  23. CyberSpace TM

    Im going to dance my vals with this one on my wedding, thanx aIRborne Toxic Event

  24. Bill T

    I love the ease with which these guys play.

  25. creepymcfeel

    We kinda stole this for our first dance at the wedding back in April. Sublime version of a great song. Thank you.

    chipette

    creepymcfeel that's kinda macabre, yet romantic.

    Rad Life

    chipette creepymcfeel! Lmao I love it

  26. TechnicallyNotGuilty

    i WILL learn to play this

  27. Rubén L.

    This reminds me my times at college... I love this group since I heard "sometime around midnight" I hope they decide to come once to Chile 

    Dos años han pasado desde que deje mi casa y todavía pienso en ella...puedo sentir su aliento en mi cuello, ella está alrededor mio como hace diez años sigue estando durmiendo al lado mio..

  28. alter BOY

    This is the Airborne Toxic Event that I love and continue to listen too

  29. Pompadour Prince

    It doesn't happen to often when I find a gem like this

  30. Azrael a. K. a •AZE•

    Just amazing

  31. William Baker

    Hi Maria, just listened to Airbourne Toxic Event,  Fantastic

  32. Zaira Hernandez

    Love them. Going to their concert in September <3

    shibby

    Zaira Hernandez luckyy! how was it? did they play this song?

  33. Hsuan Chen

    Man I didn't know about them at all until I watched shameless! I'm so glad I soundhounded the song! Wonderful music. I love it.

  34. run2me

    The guitar solo is my fav. part!

  35. Sefa Ocak

    I love how Noah is playing guitar and Steve is on the bass in this video

    Jazzmine Desjardins

    Thats a trip :)

  36. juan eduardo saldivar

    genial!! muy buena idea y emoción!!!

  37. mike

    All for a woman #MCPB  

  38. JamieLaV

    +MimiVanTassel, if I heard that line, I'd think the Scrubs "my uterus is glowing" scene, not this song.

  39. Dark Muse

    where in Los Angeles is this church??

  40. Volkan Bolat

    great work

  41. MimiVanTassel

    Boys, I'm telling you if you tell a girl that "Standing beside her the light from inside her is filling up the darkness in your head" it WILL work! :p

  42. Ryan Sultana

    As of today, the Mayans were wrong. This video only has 320k views. That's ok, because all that matters is how awesome TATE is, and how meaningful the lyrics are.

  43. XxGhost141xX

    Damn great song started playing in my head on Saturday as that person left. Disneyland will never be the same again.

  44. LTSal2011

    Best line, "you've forgotten the reason the muse inspired the art." All for a woman. Cannot wait to see TATE again.

  45. W1thoutTrace

    im addicted..i love them

  46. Susan S

    Goosebumps.

  47. Rebecca Maserati

    your voice reminds me of David Bowie

  48. Tracy Moyer

    i like his pretty green bedroom eyes

  49. Carlos Alberto Calderon Rios

    Well.. You can still (at least) hope for a quick and painless death.

  50. atownlefttrain

    I hope your search leads you to understand that the type of ego-coddling such sentiments endear will probably not be a part of any greater meaning you are likely to find. You don't need to frame yourself as a product being marketed, you are special, and so are the 250 people who like Niki Minaj. Whether you or them will be everything you were made to be is another issue, but you and them certainly have the potential.

  51. olegmaroseev

    great...

  52. rosy luna

    This is a good music, the best things are always least valued :/ but i´m happy i found this amazing

  53. Laina Fontanez

    have loved this band for years... and they are the best performers ever. they know how to rock !!! and their lyrics are amazing.. IDK how anyone couldn't love em... they should be more huge than they are that's for sure.

  54. William Beverley

    Sounds like a spanish guitar :DDDDD childhood memories ahhhhhhhhh

  55. Mike Cass

    Very Cat Stevens...I love this band

  56. mike macdonald

    Punko1969-sad isn't it!

  57. Reapers Grim

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  58. carrerasarah

    Here here. There's no accounting for people's taste, or lack thereof.

  59. MellowMaps

    The Airborne Toxic Event have songs that grab your heart, pull it out through your throat and then squash it right infront of you.
    And you still wanna listen to them again.

  60. ZERO.

    HOLY rearrangement!
    Beautiful.

  61. Dark Muse

    Leonard Cohen backed by the Jesus and Mary Chain.

  62. MiGoXkObE

    I wish I talked to her.

  63. Sarah HR

    one of my fav song$

  64. Kat Krol

    amazing. cannot wait to see them live

  65. Camille Brunet

    I just want to crawl inside of his lyrics and live there forever.

  66. Grevlain

    Yup...we are lost.

    - But now I have music to listen to while it all falls apart.

  67. Sara P.

    Wait are you serious ? There are only about 250 000 views o.o smfh

  68. Grevlain

    Guitar player playing bass. Bass player playing guitar. Violin player playing piano.

    And they put most other band to shame...still.

    Epic

  69. Robert Quinn

    Literally the coolest song I've ever heard!! How is this band not more famous!! I just bought their album off itunes :D (gotta be 10+ listens by now haha)

  70. BobbleCow

    No love for Noah on lead guitar? For shame...

  71. KingChawles

    sounds very much like Jeff Buckley....

    I miss Jeff Buckley. :(

  72. Red Vega

    STEVEN CHEN ON THE BASS?????? NO WAY!!!!! ^____^ this is thier best next to missy!

  73. Zeo

    I love the look on his face while he sings, like he's thinking of something that the song relates too. It shows to me that he really means what he sings. Love it.

  74. Lisa Rogers

    WHY IS STEVEN ON DOUBLE BASS??? THAT DOESNT MAKE SENSE!!!!

  75. chipette

    oh gosh, me too, and I'm a lady. :'(

  76. Actrician1997

    Steven Chen is my idol.

  77. TheRavenousPlatypus

    his live recordings sound so much like the man Neil Diamond. great stuff, keep it up.

  78. butimeantlove

    and Steven o.o

  79. Fozy

    I disagree with the part about his voice but your a right about the second part.

  80. Fozy

    I LOVE his voice!!!!!

  81. Cloud Mystic

    AH the foolish things we do for WOMEN. -sigh-

  82. Punk0

    Let's see. As of today, this video has less that 250 thousand views while Nicki Minaj's Super Bass has over 250 million. God do I hope the Mayans were right.

  83. Dana Eli

    I'd wish someone would talk me so Y_Y

  84. Jane Rhoades

    By playing more than one instrument you become a true musician? The thing that makes these people musicians is the fact that they write their music based on real life themes and emotions, then project it to the world in a way where you put it on replay and memorize the lyrics and completely identify with the song.

  85. Raul C

    And it was all... it was all, for the look in her eyes,
    of the promise
    of the lie of a woman

  86. Jessie Crosby

    His face right before he says "for a woman." Golden. That's one lucky girl, whoever she is.

  87. Ercilia Kmontemurro

    amazing!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  88. sierra kane

    so much soul in this song.

  89. Romain Bogaert

    real emotions flow trough this song makes it more special to listen too

  90. bjohnson55555

    The thing about this band is that all of its members are true muscians. They all can play multiple instruments it seems. The bassist and lead guitarist essentially switched instruments on this song. I've also seen both the viola player as well as the lead guitarist play keyboards on different songs.

  91. lifeismusicinaction

    2:45 = magic

  92. biajon0126

    ive never wanted to cry while hearing a song before..

  93. alice r

    This is the most beautiful song I have ever heard.

  94. rae fulmer

    I say the people who disliked this have A. never been in love B.never had their heart broken by someone they were really in love with or C. never did anything to try and get their loved one back. But it is a amazing song and so many people have been through this, and understand. This song means so much to those people. We all understand.

  95. Bobolala333

    God, how i cry when i hear this song....

  96. Haley Lampson

    This one is my favorite :)

  97. ISt0leTheC00kies

    @TwoHairsInOneHole

    No, they are not.