alt-J - Arrival In Nara Lyrics




As she submarines
The rope loops round her feeble feet
Before the dawn
Breaks on her sorry grasp

In a blink and in one motion
Rope constricts
Rips her towards the ocean

She never finds her bearings
Sucking splash into her lungs

Though I cannot see
I can hear her smile as she sings

And though I cannot see
I can hear her smile as she sings





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  1. Evan Woodward

    This band always make me feel relaxed and remove my tension

  2. Océ

    This song heals the soul.

  3. Alecs

    4:08 that fly. That damn fly.

  4. a h

    Does anyone have any recommendations for similar songs to this? I’ve never heard such a peaceful and somber song

    Maynard G. Krebs

    Gutter by Lunatic Soul is a place to start.

  5. Ahmet Atli

    Yesterday...today...tomorrow...mixed feelings...

  6. Gabriel Bueno

    The Discovery

  7. Elongated Fist

    This is how life may seem after we exist.

  8. Flavio AP Francisco

    1:48 is where I find myself today

  9. Josep AllA

    No creo dioses no creo la ciencia pero creo en tu ser

  10. Francesco Cortese

    Life is free

  11. Fever Ray

    Beautiful song, especially when the strings come in. Almost sounds like something Radiohead would make.

  12. José Mahecha

    If you think about it, all Nara's songs tells sorta hopefull story. This story begin in Arrival in Nara with a narrative a little sad, but when come to Nara its happier; and the last one, Leaving Nara, its like this person and his wisdom increase about experience of life. You know, like, life is shit sometimes, but all this garbage can we appreciated if you make the passes with your life.

  13. Nuria Chenevard

    this album show me how wonderful life can be!!

  14. Սերգո Մկրտչյան

    Էկեք Երևան մազա ֆակեռներ

  15. Victoria Sousa Coelho

    a musica mais perfeita e calmante desse mundo

  16. Steven Johnson

    This song is in the credits of a beautiful movie called The Discovery.it's beyond incredible,, coming from someone with depression and anxiety.this song in itself is proof of why we keep going.

  17. Федор Штеменко

    Though I cannot see
    I can hear her smile as she sings

  18. Owenrobot

    people joke about despacito 2 but this is literally just nara 2

  19. Alina Timmer

    My mother and me were once on a roadtrip. One afternoon we were shopping, I saw this CD and said why not. We were listening to it the whole night through.

  20. underpleasure1

    How can something be so fricking beautiful

  21. Brenda Rodriguez

    The beginning of this song is a mayor throwback to when I was a little kid in kinder grade. I love how it has a twist and suddenly life hits me as an adult. This song is so warm.

  22. Miguel Tejada

    i'the flies made me think of the corpse of the woman ... :/

  23. Juilce

    2:30 on repeat

  24. PUFFILICIOUSLilly

    I can listen to this forever, it's an amazing source of inspiration

  25. David NM

    Mientras ella como submarinos
    La cuerda se enreda en sus débiles pies
    Antes que el Alba
    Rompa su comprensión

    En un abrir y cerrar de ojos, en un solo movimiento
    Se contrae la cuerda
    La arrastra hacia el océano


    Ella nunca se acomoda
    Succiona el agua hacia sus pulmones

    Aunque no puedo ver
    Yo puedo oir su sonrisa mientras canta

    Y aunque no puedo ver
    Yo puedo oir su sonrisa mientras canta♬♩♪

  26. Ty Ellison

    im not crying.. its just allergies okay

  27. One of Those days

    I came here cause I saw the film names discovery, then you'll understand why I love this song thanks alt-j, all your songs come to my soul , I feel it , I enjoy it from my inside in the deepest side.

  28. ויקי ברסלבסקי

    As she submarines
    The rope loops round her feeble feet
    Before the dawn
    Breaks on her sorry grasp

    In a blink and in one motion
    Rope constricts
    Rips her towards the ocean

    She never finds her bearings
    Sucking splash into her lungs

    Though I cannot see
    I can hear her smile as she sings

    And though I cannot see
    I can hear her smile as she sings

  29. VICKY CISNEROS

    Loved it!!! ♡ But am I the only one who heard a fly at the end?? @ _ @ lol.

  30. Karen Murúa

    Guillermo del toro // the shape of water 💧

  31. Karin Tuzm

    ya'll are gonna come to Monterrey in June and you don't have an idea how sad I am because I ain't going and you're one of my most favorite bands and every time I have a hard time I listen to this album in special and everything fades away. I can't go cause I'm paying my career. ):

  32. Fenna Leeuwenburgh

    i don't fall in love with songs that often but this one got me GOOD. this is going on my funeral list

  33. Brindusa C

    I saw you live at Electric Castle, last year. Probably the best concert I've ever been to. Thank you from the bottom of my heart! Love you, guys

  34. Paula Carroll

    The upbeat piano part in the middle sounds like a very lonely dance, almost like someone remembering a past event

  35. zmajoljupka

    The Nara series of songs, especially leaving Nara touches my insides, like when you grow tingly when something intensely reminds you of snugness or home.

  36. Marco Gardini

    Damn u goood fuck

  37. Francisco Buarque

    Linda canção. Faz voar no pensamento. Faz atravessar para uma outra dimensão. Gratidão.

  38. Helena Ales Pereira

    the kind of song that makes me wonder why there are so much war in the world. i just wanna hug everyone.

  39. Jasmine SiMing

    △ HEADS UP ALT-J FANS △
    Is Alt-J your favorite band ever? Would you like to test how well you know their music? Would you also like to get one free ticket for Alt J’s concert in Paris in January 11th, 2018? (I just got two tickets for my birthday and none of my friends love Alt-J enough to deserve to go with me)
    Well if you’re interested in any of that, you can try to resolve this enigma. Find the videos and put the numbers in the right order following the clues. The clue for the very first song is: Trained to kill…
    Be warned, beloved Alt-J fans ! You’ll be tested on how well you know the band…
    The songs for finding the numbers are all from Alt-J’s official channel, except for one. If you know Alt-J enough, you’ll understand when you read the clue in question…

    Arrival in Nara
    This song’s attached number is: 0
    Next video: One to ten in Japanese

  40. Yaren Şenol

    ben türküm loooo

  41. Kristina

    Love you Norman, Sam Sam. Grow in peace

  42. Kristina

    one day when I have a kids, I will sing them this song before bed

  43. Nara Oliveira

    Heloísa obrigada por dedicar essa música a mim ♡ amo vc

  44. João Paulo Pires de Morais

    Is there anybody else who came here because of the discovery ?

  45. Martin Saint-Paul

    the discovery's ending song. good choice

  46. apollo182

    this sing is my sex jam

  47. Azae Shin

    At the end of the song I seriously thought a mosquito was in my bedroom…

  48. Shiri Oren

    Im so fucking happy i know this band.

  49. Hina-Mai Sama

    That's how I want to die.

  50. miguel Estevez

    at the end you can hear a bee and with my headphones I thought it was a real one and then I realized that it was part of the song

  51. Zach Loflin

    "though I can not see I can hear her smile as she sings." absolutely devastating Give me more

  52. Tomaz tham

    you make me calm like submarines at deep sea and you make me wake as real life by you fly

  53. Anamadan

    This song could put me to my last sleep.

  54. Ivan Mielñik

    I closed my eyes, while sleeping sitdown, I imaginated my life with a girl to my side

  55. Time

    this might be my favourite altJ song, it is so calming and beautiful. My mind is at peace when I listen to it. I feel like the sound could be the background theme of my life and play wherever i go, just quietly in the background, but ever soothing and never ending.

  56. Madison Tucker

    The Discovery brought me here.

  57. ItsKateDelRey

    The Discovery...anyone??

  58. JD Kickdrum

    Discovered this after watching The Discovery. Very apt soundtrack :-)

  59. Bloody Mary

    i love this. makes me feel at peace with all my problems.

  60. Charles David

    I sense a Miyazaki vibe in, don't you? Reminds me of Nausicaa for instance

  61. Jessica Costa

    So many feelings...

  62. Naomi

    damn that fly sound. slapped my headphones off.

  63. rotg20

    0:40-1:21 Just amazing..

  64. TheBaristaGamer

    My dream is to listen to this song while arriving in Nara :)

  65. De CapitanFluffy

    Who came from the movie "The discovery"!

    Sacha Kanso

    yeah dude watched it like 4 hours ago

    ecxstasy

    Sacha Kanso I’m late.

  66. Gabriel Tavares

    The Discovery netflix

  67. Anthea

    Feeling the first notes echo through your mind is like stepping barefoot into a warm spring downpour after the harshest of winters.

  68. Biohazzaard

    The discovery OST...

  69. BlackInsanity

    The Discovery ? anybody ?

  70. Kevin Cruz

    shout out to The Discovery for showing me this beautiful song.

  71. inkley7

    The way in which The Discovery fucked me emotionally weighs heavy upon this song alone

  72. Laure-Anna GD

    That f*cking fly at the end of the song ! Thought there was a real one in my bedroom... HAHA

  73. Wazy

    "The Discovery" brings me here

  74. Rxtriever

    Anyone else here because of a Netflix movie called "the discovery"? It's weird because as soon as I heard the vocals I knew it was alt-J, but apparently I had already watched this video but I can't remember when

    Steven Johnson

    Also I recognized his voice right away as well.

    Gustavo Weckesser

    Yes just came here after listening to the ending song of "The Discovery". Great choice.

    Karen Lloyd

    Rxtriever , I've just finished watching it, so yes, it's the reason I'm here

    Steven Johnson

    Me too, that movie fucked with my mind space.

    yohan katz

    Literally the exact same thing !!!

  75. Vanitas

    Anybody after The Discovery? C:

  76. Felipe Eugenio

    The discovery brought me here

  77. DΛVIZ

    From the first moment I doscovered alt-J, it has always been one of my favourites music groups... but having heard this song unexpectedly at the end of "The Discovery" was what made me write this comment... what a mixture of emotions...

  78. pink matter

    As she submarines
    The rope loops round her feeble feet
    Before the dawn
    Breaks on her sorry grasp

    In a blink and in one motion
    Rope constricts
    Rips her towards the ocean

    She never finds her bearings
    Sucking splash into her lungs

    Though I cannot see
    I can hear her smile as she sings

    And though I cannot see
    I can hear her smile as she sings

  79. Katheryn

    This makes me feel important again...

  80. Bea Farla

    My bf is doing ❤ surgery rn and only this can keep me calm.

  81. Miranda Chastain

    I listened to this song the first time I tripped on shrooms. My boyfriend and his friends were playing loud trap music and I was terrified, so my boyfriend led me upstairs to a dark room. We layed down, and he turned on Alt j. I'll never forget how beautiful he was in those moments... I tear up just remembering.. my head on his chest, listening to his heart beating to the pulses in the music... Thank you, Alt J.

  82. Sahil Bhardwaj

    Hello 911? 90 people disliked alt-j's song. You gotta catch these maniacs!

  83. zotte

    This song is PIECE OF ART it deserves so much more recognition!!!!

  84. Suspiriorum

    just
    the song that is incredibly calming
    and at the same time
    it makes u feel sad and personally listening to it makes me question so many things
    its just
    i think its a masterpiece <3 and i like that its not mainstream and only few very special people listen to this song
    its that kind of song <3 just perfect

  85. CamBen

    *"Arrival in Nara"*

    As she submarines
    The rope loops 'round her feeble feet
    Before the dawn
    Breaks on her sorry grasp

    In a blink and in one motion
    Rope constricts
    Rips her towards the ocean

    She never finds her bearings
    Sucking splash into her lungs

    Ooh
    Ooh
    Ooh ooh
    Ooh ooh

    Though I cannot see
    I can hear her smile as she sings
    And though I cannot see
    I can hear her smile as she sings

    Oh ooh
    Ooh

  86. Atprick B

    sooooo peaceful

  87. Ghea Daken

    How time flies when you get swept off your feet...this song is the sound of that heartbeat.

  88. battlestalker

    Such talent and lyrics.......makes me want to just go sit in the middle of a forest and enjoy nature.

  89. Judith M. Pérez

    This song is linked to someone I love very deeply and every time when I recall it hurts me, but at the same time I can't stop to listen to it.
    But it feels good to cry with that melody.

  90. Crevic

    rainy mood

  91. Mr Pink

    Does this remind anyone of the Theme from Eternal Sunshine for the Spotless Mind?

    Freddy Carlo

    Joe Shmoe absoflippinlutely

  92. Szybki Wiatr

    Amazing

  93. Rowan Nordquist

    That buzzing at the end really freaked me out for a sec.

  94. Mia Gill

    This song is disturbingly beautiful. The bass track fluctuates giving you an unsettling feeling, however it is always accompanied with a technically brilliant guitar melody line.
    "Though I cannot see I can hear, smile as she sings."
    This is about a woman drowning, and in her last seconds, she sings underwater to die doing what she loves.







    Fuck this makes me so emo god must be my mid-terms.

  95. kai

    This song reminds me of my childhood. Simple and sweet, and laced with wonder. It makes my heart float.
    Though I have a feeling it's someone's thoughts as they're dying.
    Maybe it's a circle.

  96. Alejandro Gonzalez

    who's Nara?

    Krisald Bala

    A place in Japan. Go to the alt-J Nara video, one of the top comments explains it.

    Alejandro Gonzalez

    +Krisald Bala thanks you

  97. Shadow Walker

    i love it