alt-J - Deadcrush Lyrics




Extraordinarily pretty teeth
Beauty lingers out of reach
You're my DC oh Lee, oh
Man Ray went cray cray over you
Capturing but never captured
You're my DC oh Lee, oh

Swim low
In a backyard in the night
Sample
Put it there, get the money
In the back of a Volvo car
Sample
Hold up
Pay up, sign up LA

Anna Bolina
Maid of honour
Not your sister, fearful temper
You're my DC oh Anna, oh
Unknown artist
Took your likeness
Henry Tudor left you lifeless
You're my DC oh Anna, oh

Keepa, keepa, keepa, keep me damn down
Let it low
Let me know where you go
Papa, papa, papa
Get me down
Deep deep down
Pablo let me know

If you don't have the ace of hearts
My dear, you're a lost man
Falcon for you Anna from the left arm of the falconer
Anna, Anna, Anna, Anna L'Arlésienne

Swim low
In the backyard in the night
Sample
Put it there, get the money
In the back of a Volvo car
Sample
Hold over
Pay up, sign up LA





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alt-J Deadcrush Comments
  1. MsParisandrea

    Incredible all the way through...

  2. Marcus Bel

    GODDAMNIT, THERE'S NO CAPTIONS!

  3. REALisation :

    REALisation: is the money coins spinning referencing the dream within a dream within a dream within a dream within a dream film?- i cant think of the name fuzzy Duck

  4. MidnightSt

    Oh.
    :)
    Thank you for this beautiful, otherweirdly song, and for reminding me I should listen to you more agian :)

  5. Bad Land

    It is a psychopath song and sound

  6. Bad Land

    It is a psychopath song and sound

  7. DeadFroZT XD

    Fifa 18

  8. Noedm Kid

    I don't know why such an idiot would scream in a lonely song

  9. Aditya Shukla

    I thought DC means JOKER and Batman... Now I found another meaning...LOL

  10. YusarNaym

    I think the rings at the beginning of the video are a reference to the audio recording rings from the Time Traveller movie.

  11. Subham gupta

    Addicted to it maan

  12. Maddi P

    Beautiful song and video. Stunned

  13. James Fehr

    I want to know who these dancers are and what's going through their heads while they are doing this... if anything 🤔. I feel like it all becomes very feral if that makes sense... but at a professional level 😐

    joão vitor

    Leah Marojevic, Alana Everett and Natalia Iwaniec

  14. ambery a

    every time I see this video, I want to learn dancing. This means, they did good job.

  15. Tash Faith

    Honestly, my favorite song by Alt-J. Absolutely stunning work. Favorite band of all time.

  16. Laura Pereira

    Extraordinarily pretty teeth
    Beauty lingers out of reach
    You're my DC oh Lee, oh
    Man Ray went cray cray over you
    Capturing but never captured
    You're my DC oh Lee, oh
    Swim low
    In the back dry in the night
    Sample
    Put it there, get the money (watch me now)
    In the back of a Volvo car
    Sample
    Hold over
    Pay up, sign up, LA
    Anna Bolina
    Maid of honour
    Not your sister, fearful temper
    You're my DC oh Anna, oh
    Unknown artist
    Took your likeness
    Henry Tudor left you lifeless, yeah
    You're my DC oh Anna, oh
    Keepa, keepa, keepa, keep me damn down
    Let it low
    Let me know where you go (watch me now)
    Papa, papa, papa
    Get me down
    Deep, deep down
    How low? Let me know
    If you don't have the ace of hearts
    My dear, you're a lost man (oh)
    Falcon for you, Anna, from the left arm of the falconer
    Anna,…

  17. Ben Hoog

    I would like to see this video in slow motion from high speed camera's, Too beautiful, too much details to love. Wunderfull production. Superwomen, strong faces and supersexy. From 1:57 till 2:08. Three strong faces, these dancing shoulders with there hands on there back. Perfect, and that hand from the hip during the moves...perfectly sexy. What an eye this director has, love it.

  18. Aussie Comedy

    When I forget the name of this song and try sing it to people they think im smoking crack

    K W

    Aussie Comedy 😂🤣😂

    Spherical Thought

    Honestly. I'd think you were smoking crack if you tried singing this to me. Especially in public.

  19. amine mk

    Dancing in The Sewers

  20. Cupcake Intake

    *Military woman that arrives at **1:30*

    Looks like someone combined the attractiveness and grace of Trinity (from Matrix), with the stern strength and commanding presence of Miss Trunchbull (from Matilda). Lol

    Who would’ve *EVER* imagined how hot their theoretical kids would’ve been!! ??💕💕

  21. jeff prebis

    Some well-choreographed dance moves

  22. SpicyK

    1:30 The most handsome woman I have ever seen in a music video.
    As hot as Trinity.

    Cupcake Intake

    SpicyK - holy crap, right?!?
    It was like someone combined the attractiveness & grace of Trinity, with the stern strength and commanding presence of Miss Trunchbull (from Matilda). Lol

    Who would’ve ever imagined how hot their theoretical kids would’ve been!! ??💕💕

  23. SOLIDIUS 666420

    Only one complaint:
    Can't find enough VOLUME FOR THIS S¤NG!!!

  24. Cassandra Smith

    Loved this concept, the groove and the dancers. Alt -j where you been all my life?

  25. Julia M.

    I wanna dance like these ladies

  26. Jim Morrison

    трэк-огонь!

  27. qu1en

    My interpertation of the video although may not be correct, but I quite like it. Each group of dancers (4 of them) represent different parts of "the state" or "country" or "society" in a post apocalyptic world, dancing together to do a "rain dance". Dancers represent the government or army (solider), religion (in the dress making praying motions), the common people (the three girls in brown), and the technocrats (easiest to miss but she is wearing black pants and a brown top). The technocrat makes motions around her head/brain and typing motions when it starts to rain, while the religions woman is praying, and solider is shooting. The spinning disks are also "dancing" and represent the physical world/technology/silicon etc.. dancing with the four recognizable pillars of modern human societies.

  28. BekN

    this is pure and raw art

  29. SHAFIN SADI

    Fifa 18 brought me here

  30. SHAFIN SADI

    Which language is this

  31. Martin Brewer

    "I'm sorry sir, she is fading. It will not be long."
    "I understand. Are you sure there is nothing you can do?"
    "Alas, nothing."
    "I suppose all I can do is sit by her and pray her suffering is... Damb it! Get off me, you ignoramus."
    "Yeah, not the best entrance ever. Sorry about that. I need to..."
    "Who, in God's name are you?"
    "Oh, shut up! I just need to stick this disc on this woman's head to save her."
    "What? You can save her? With that?"
    "Yeah, look. Doctor bloke, move out the way. I place it here and...."
    "What?"
    "Give it a mo... and there we are! She is saved."
    "Sir, she is dead."
    "Yeah got here in the nick of time."
    "Dead? She is dead? You said you could save her!"
    "She is saved! She is saved on the disc. It's a process tha... You don't look pleased. Better be off

    Xoeii Elizabeth

    are you accepting friend requests? o_O

  32. Samuel Lopez

    Can someone let me know where to find more music like this

    Mr.Epic

    Look up Glass Animals

    Zor Abanock

    Samuel Lopez Artifice by SOHN

  33. First Name Last Name

    Incredible how alt-j invented art 2 years ago

  34. This is Not The Algorithm

    I know EXACTLY WHAT IS GOING ON. I just look through a different lense.
    #ThIsIsNoTThEaLgOrItHiM 🌬️🧠🍄🌌✨🚀👯‍♂️⚛️🧠⤵️🕳️⤴️🧠🕺🕺🕺🕺

    Do we grasp the importance of creativity? In all it's malleable mediums. An individual or group passionate process creative process. It then travel's some unseen conduit to connect with the recipient becomming part of their life. Our lives! Transcending time and space. Landing in our lap's like heart ache and hand grenade's.

  35. Trxp XxAdam

    1:58 is that herbert the pervert?

  36. wardy881

    swim lowe ?

  37. Antonio Lee Alvarado

    I just want to hear this song on a car trip at night

  38. Tamara Gramacho

    Esse música me faz lembrar do cara que amei, e das tardes que passávamos na casa dele, sempre discutindo nossos gostos musicais, eu vivia zuando o gosto dele mas ele que me apresentou essa musica que eu amo, sempre que volto aqui é de saudade :/ 💔

    Andre Luiz

    Que bad heim?! Infelizmente são lembranças assim que perduram.

  39. Emily Warr

    The dancers look like Odo from Deep Space Nine.

  40. Brayan Mendo

    Quien hace la propuesta del video ??

  41. Paul Precour

    Sad to see Sylvia Plath didn't make the cut, but I guess it's hard to put 'stick your head in an oven' into lyrics.

  42. Saumya Sharma

    The creators of this video are geniuses.

  43. Erick Duarte Fernandes

    What a shit dance!

  44. Nicole Herrington

    amazing

  45. RSD1

    FIFA 18 browsing transfer window xD

  46. Mefjiu94 Bawidamek

    0:51 orgazm
    No comment

  47. Joshua Moore

    It doesn’t matter where I am; when I hear this song, I always wanna start dancing. I love their music.

  48. Martini Linguini

    Awful song

  49. Skjaldmær W

    Choreography is on point. Love the beat too.

  50. Mar You

    Sound like put it in my butt to me -_-

  51. Crystal Eidson

    It took me till the fourth or fifth time hypnotically re-watching this video that I realized "DC" stands for "Deadcrush"

  52. Leandro Rodriguez

    Like si conoces este tema por el FIFA 18 😂

  53. Allan Tighe

    J.G. Ballard. Time-tombs. Fantastic video.

  54. Dee66 daniel

    Long-Noise.Intro... but a f....ng cool Song ! :) Thx !

  55. mtERE

    Why Am I late to this?

    CherryCherry Five

    Me tooooo. Just discovered today!

  56. azzael aguayo

    la musica empieza hasta el 0:53

  57. Taro

    This is how I dance at 3am in the morning lol...its actually fun

  58. Vendra Sesar

    I just realise that "you're my DC" means you're my deadcrush

    codewarrior

    took me literally hearing the song appr. 20 times before realizing what 2 "places" like DC (washington), and LA (los angeles) have to do with Anna Bolina and Lee Miller... and then the coin fell.. and I felt incredibly dumb XD

    Hannah Melcher

    Oh thanks now I know 😘

  59. LumabeeLumabop 4321

    Does this remind anyone of massive attacks song 'man next door' ?

  60. Elle Porsanger

    Fifa 18 anyone?

  61. watch the world

    is this the new secret site in SCP?

  62. حمزة- Hamza

    Who From Fifa 18 😂❤️?

  63. Ismail Souayah

    فن ربك!

  64. Chaos Knight

    Few people would understand the combination between the video clip (the 3 ladies ), the lyrics and the music rhythm. believe me it's so deep ( ͡° ͜ʖ ͡*)

  65. Haruyawn OvO

    From this video I will learn very sensual steps to conquer my crush :')

  66. Arron Gabriel

    Quem veio pelo Fifa 19 ??

    João Durval

    Nem tem no 19

  67. Matt 1

    Anne Boleyn giving "suck it" to the red rose of Lancaster..... I love knowing history.

  68. Matt 1

    Was that the lead singer on the ground for the Lee Miller segment?

  69. sebastian drzewiecki

    Rewelacja deep and clear and no simple

  70. delaware doomoho

    The best thing to watch when high

  71. ölümcül

    my deadcrush is river phoenix

  72. ezzy1975 *

    2060 anyone?

  73. Lucas Borges

    A MELHOR DO FIFA 18 <3

  74. Elizabeth Baker

    This is the greatest choreography ever. I've seen it like 35 times and it never gets old.

  75. beast vs

    FIFA 18 squad!!!

  76. Rap i nie tylko

    fifa 18...

  77. Buddy Flankwood

    smoke J, enjoy

  78. Valeria Carollo

    This song is about two long-deceased historical women that members of Alt-J have crushes on: American mid-20th century photographer Elizabeth "Lee" Miller and Anne Boleyn, Henry VIII's second wife. The band told NPR's all things considered:

    "As we were finishing writing our second album, This Is All Yours, we came up with a quick jam which we luckily captured on one of our phones. This turned into 'Deadcrush', which is a word we made up to describe someone who is no longer alive that you fancy. Thus the first verse is about Lee Miller, Joe's deadcrush, the second about Anne Boleyn, Gus's."

    Elizabeth "Lee" Miller was a successful fashion model in New York City in the 1920s before going to Paris, where she became an established fashion and fine art photographer. Miller is best known for her work as a correspondent for Voguemagazine during World War II, covering events such as the London Blitz, the liberation of Paris, and the concentration camps at Buchenwald and Dachau.

    Alt-J's 2011 song "Taro" is about two other mid-20th century war photographers, Gerda Taro and Robert Capa. That track deals with Taro and Capa's deaths in their line of work.

    Anne Boleyn (c. 1501 – May 19, 1536) was Queen of England from 1533 to 1536 as the second wife of King Henry VIII. Her charms caused the English king to annul his marriage to Catherine of Aragon and declare his independence from Rome. Over the centuries, she has inspired, or been mentioned, in many artistic works including popular songs by Ursula Greville, Stanley Holloway and McFly.

    When writing the song, the Alt-J threesome imagined what historical figure they would go on a date with. We know that Joe Newman chose Lee Miller and Gus Unger-Hamilton went for Anne Boleyn. However drummer Thom Green's choice of the poet Sylvia Plath didn't make it into the lyrics.

    The video was directed by LA-based Young Replicant who Alt-J had previously worked with on the clip for "3WW", and was choreographed by Darcy Wallace. The visual features three woman dancing around an apocalyptic bunker, each representing aspects of the trio's historical crushes.

    "Darcy took the lyrics first and choreographed it after researching each character," Newman explained. "She looked at Lee Miller's photos and the Tudor style and famed beheading of Anne Boleyn. She did her research and she came up with this beautiful, collaged choreography that we then took to Alex who worked out a story to go around the dancing."

    From songfacts.com, you're welcome.

  79. HP McClendon

    3:56 Sylvia <3

  80. J. Dizzle

    Why does this look like it was filmed in the building that the Nazi's did their occult rituals? I like it

  81. Meawrion

    I want to dance like this

  82. bidzina tkemaladze

    უსექსესსსი 🤯

  83. zeitmeister

    Lee Miller, that one makes me cry.

  84. vixxy 05

    Now that i understand what this song is about...it makes the song even more better

  85. Bruv Mate

    My deadcrush is Marilyn Monroe

  86. Kippers

    This reminds me so much of "I'll Keep Coming by Low Roar"... Strongly suggest that if you like this!

  87. Miroslav Celianov

    Video like Russia, stand up from shhiiittt? Fkn VVP dance, fkn soldier of death dance with death...Red star.... star of the death.... evil fk. GOOD CLIP!! Yee

  88. redx Zakbnou

    btw this is a jojo reference

  89. Jay Taylor

    This is the dopest concept for a track and video

  90. wulfrvm

    who the hell directed this you should be out making movies holy shit

  91. vezida iljiazi

    omg 2:03 was so creepy lol