alt-J - Pusher Lyrics




If you're willing to wait for the love of your life
Please wait by the line
And you know dispersive prisms rainbow
But my native optimism isn't broken by the light

The idea of life without company fell suddenly
It crashed through the ceiling on me
And pinned me to the pine
And layer upon layer of hope and doubt
Will crush bones to oil in time

Are you a pusher or are you a puller?
I pull the weight towards me
And I lack the zest of a lemon, looking forward
Unless I have a woman pushing me

A canopy of red-billed quelea
Passed over the blue
A five hour flock, not one dives down
To tell you the truth

As night falls, a quelea crawls
And whispers on his last wings:
So abundant are we, left alone I shall be
But a waited phone never rings

Are you a pusher or are you a puller?
I pull the weight towards me
And I lack the zest of a lemon, looking forward
Unless I have a woman pushing me

Are you a pusher or are you a puller?
We could hold hands for fifteen minutes in the sauna
We could hold hands for a pool length under water
I can push and pull
Her

If you're willing to wait for the love of your life
Please wait by the line





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alt-J Pusher Comments
  1. Candy Corn

    The second the video started I was like “oh shit this is gunna be a slap”

  2. hilou 2000

    This song gives me a vibe where I need a hug from someone I love

  3. Jerson Go

    Teardrops. :(

  4. Gabriella Brunet

    I thought he was trying to peel his face off for a second

  5. HGUC

    光頭跟著月亮走

  6. jonzilla

    In the end he lost to his demons..
    Alt j please come to Ireland I'll buy 10 tickets..

  7. junaid khan

    We can hold hands for the pool length under water

  8. EL WO

    The landscape looks like my Kyiw...

  9. KiwashiGacha

    This wasn't what I was looking for-

  10. Luke Nemy

    I have this playlist on repeat: 10,000,000 views on the way

  11. Wellerson Valverde

    Oh no, I'm gonna cry again

  12. Chloe F

    This song is so elegant ugh idk how to explain how this band makes me feel it brings me back to a time when I was relaxed and happy arfdwyubdtyfrukgdtteeftrgfeugde

  13. 余秋逸

    Looks like my Chinese PE class in the winter

  14. Gabriel Silva

    Important lesson about finger pointing

  15. Electronic Wave TV

    "If you're willing to wait for the love of your life please wait by the line.."
    Ah, damn that's haunting.

  16. Cameron Blackwell

    I love these guys.
    But this song can go fuck itself.
    It’s so sympathetic and weak.

  17. Jaycephus

    In the land of the skin-heads, a man with hair is Fuhrer. Oh, Allied tanks are coming. Suicide.

  18. vxCOCOxv

    “As night falls, a quelea crawls
    And whispers on his last wings,
    So abundant are we,
    Left alone I shall be, but a waited phone never rings.”
    That is the most lonely verse I have ever heard. I wanted this tattooed on me since hearing this song.
    Alt J is a band that gives a durable bandaid and then rubs some battery acid in the other wounds.
    Talented band! ❤️

  19. brenden 3do

    such amazing music!!!!

  20. Charlie Phillips

    schizophrenia

  21. deva biçer

    If you're willing to wait for the love of your life
    Please wait by the line
    And you know dispersive prisms rainbow
    But my native optimism isn't broken by the light

    The idea of life without company fell suddenly
    It crashed through the ceiling on me
    And pinned me to the pine
    And layer upon layer of hope and doubt
    Will crush bones to oil in time

    Are you a pusher or are you a puller?
    I pull the weight towards me
    And I lack the zest of a lemon, looking forward
    Unless I have a woman pushing me

    A canopy of red-billed quelea
    Passed over the blue
    A five hour flock, not one dives down
    To tell you the truth

    As night falls, a quelea crawls
    And whispers on his last wings
    So abundant are we, left alone I shall be
    But a waited phone never rings

    Are you a pusher or are you a puller?
    I pull the weight towards me
    And I lack the zest of a lemon, looking forward
    Unless I have a woman pushing me

    Are you a pusher or are you a puller?
    We could hold hands for fifteen minutes in the sauna
    We could hold hands for a pool length under water
    I can push and pull
    Her

    If you're willing to wait for the love of your life
    Please wait by the line

  22. José Mahecha

    I don't know why, but the first thing that comes to my head is the sex positions (top-bottom) of a gay couple.

  23. Dim Hercule

    Just a powerful and beautiful clip. I haven't see a clip as original as this

  24. Dilara İnan

    merde, merde!

  25. Deidric Voigt

    Someone please tell me what the chords are for this song 😥

  26. Olivia

    that was terrifying

  27. Mother Mushroom

    listening to alt j with a head full of acid is one of the most beautiful experiences i have ever had

  28. Mokka Quill

    Let the annual meeting of Observers commence

  29. Moppie Mop

    rip thomas rhazi, the director of this magical video :(

  30. WellThat'sUnfortunate

    YO DID HE JUST BREAK HIS NECK O MI GOD

  31. Bianca azevedo

    If you're willing to wait for the love of your life
    Please wait by the line
    And you know dispersive prisms rainbow
    But my native optimism isn't broken by the light
    The idea of life without company fell suddenly
    It crashed through the ceiling on me
    And pinned me to the pine
    And layer upon layer of hope and doubt
    Will crush bones to oil in time
    Are you a pusher or are you a puller?
    I pull the weight towards me
    And I lack the zest of a lemon, looking forward
    Unless I have a woman pushing me
    A canopy of red-billed quelea
    Passed over the blue
    A five hour flock, not one dives down
    To tell you the truth
    As night falls, a quelea crawls
    And whispers on his last wings
    So abundant are we, left alone I shall be
    But a waited phone never rings
    Are you a pusher or are you a puller?
    I pull the weight towards me
    And I lack the zest of a lemon, looking forward
    Unless I have a woman pushing me
    Are you a pusher or are you a puller?
    We could hold hands for fifteen minutes in the sauna
    We could hold hands for a pool length under water
    I can push and pull
    Her
    If you're willing to wait for the love of your life
    Please wait by the line

  32. Lore A

    I can't listen to this song without the scream, it's just not the same

  33. sam l

    To have a real voice just to land upon deaf ears is a sad thing. Think of all those with such a voice, lost to lonliness and the ignorance of others.

  34. cyberdogcyberdog007

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DYGg6jgs4U8

  35. cyberdogcyberdog007

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Wygf0LaKtrQ

  36. cyberdogcyberdog007

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=YT4ID_4HghU

  37. four sisded

    Thanks alt-J

  38. junaid khan

    Love Alt+j music but for a non English speaker it’s hard for me to make sense out of their songs

    Jonna Smith

    As a native English speaker they're hard for me to understand, lol.

  39. fish tryhard

    i get fucking chills everytime i see this

  40. Panzani

    I'm not sure what the clip means, but the man yells in French things like "violence and murder" or "We can't do anything". I'm perplexed.
    Here's what I could hear behing the song :
    "You deserve no misericord"
    "We ... Perjury ! We live in violence, we commit murder after murder !"

  41. Tessa Martinez

    this music video gave me a whole new meaning to this song.

  42. fnafer

    is it only me or at some point the man with the hair yells at the bald man: "are you a pusher or are you a puller?"

  43. fnafer

    is it only me or at some points the man with the hair yells at the bald "are you a pusher or are you a puller?"

  44. Nick Emiliozzi

    who cryin in March?

  45. green random girl

    Did anybody else notice if you pause the video at 1:39 there's a dead guy.
    I think he did the same thing as the other guy and also died.

  46. Ginger_dog228 Z

    ебать ваше музло качает ъ\

  47. Tony Miranda

    Whats the story of the video? I love it but i dont know whats happening

  48. Conor Logan

    O man me too

  49. YOUNGI kigi

    Kto od naruciaka?

  50. iustin surpanelu

    so sad that the director died so young. such a talent . RIP

  51. fractal infinito

    Me emociono sempre.

  52. Tereza Radová

    you are and will be legend i wish you 1 000 000 subs and 1 000 000 000 fans <33 i love you guys

  53. Arthur Souza

    Likes Hitman

  54. Yaivi Plays

    Allright I'm getting goosebumps at the start of the video now

  55. Kevin Greenough

    Thank you Victoria

  56. 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 or the most viewed ones if not in the channel, except for one. If you know Alt-J enough, you’ll understand when you read the clue in question…

    Pusher
    This song’s attached number is: 6
    Next video: Story of Tralala

  57. Carina Martins

    Eu gosto <--

  58. Cole Ruud

    This man needs an award

  59. Gerti Nobile

    Schlecht!

  60. Люна Б. Хассун

    What he says, many people already retranscripted - but from the few words people found... this all comes from Louis Segond translation of Hosea 4 (Bible), which in the official english translation is "here is no faithfulness, no love, no acknowledgment of God in the land. There is only cursing, lying and murder, stealing and adultery; they break all bounds, and bloodshed follows bloodshed.".
    But if you literally translates from what the man yells, it is more like ; "...because there is no truth, *no mercy, no knowledge of God in this country* . There is only *perjuries* and lies, assassination, thefts and adultery; *we use violence, committing murder after murder* ."
    [What is accentuated is what we actually hear him saying ; I preferred making a translation of "on use de la violence" by "we use violence" because it fits better in the context. "On" is impossible to translate in english. This is a mix between "they" and "we", which includes everyone, while in the biblic text, meaning only "they".]

  61. An yee

    WHY DOES I NEVER HEARD ABOUT THIS BAND BEFORE?? WHERE HAVE I BEEN?

  62. Ruby Milne

    This video is so heartbreaking but mesmerizing

    Zen Parks

    ..like Alt-J's music 😁

  63. Bishesh Sherchan

    We are either pushers or pullers in one relationship or another. This changes as time passes too. Loss of love and loneliness are amplified when we realize this and dwell in the past. Its always hard to move on because we are emotional beings.

  64. Terri Taylor

    seeing them in November !! can;t wait

  65. Franz Kafka

    One of their best songs!

  66. Oh Cassiopeia

    I'm no video analyst, but does the fact that none of them seem to be looking directly at him have any meaning?

  67. Tamas Dorogi

    0:51 dusting off something you're going to stand on with your shoes. fuck logic.

  68. marvin watkins

    A frustrated public speaker with nothing to say. These songs and videos are more than different. Daring.

  69. CHUCHAS LOL YT

    Me encanto :0

  70. Wigaaa Aww

    Kto od Naruciaka?

  71. Brynn Harrison

    i can feel this guys pain without having to know what is actually happening. alt j is absolute magic

  72. Ellie McNamee

    does anyone know what the make and model of the car in the video is?

  73. Amanda Martins

    Procuro alguém que ame essa música tanto quanto eu

    Caysther

    Como não gostar?

    Benilton Serrao

    Só pra vc escutar novamente rsr.

  74. South London

    Another demonic ritual people who support this band just know you are living listening to devil's words. If you are ok with that and have no REAL faith then please go ahead and watch these illegitimate videos... Please all I would ask is for you to educate yourself. I am not saying Alt J's band members are necessarily 'evil' but they are driven by a force of evil that is for sure! Understand the meaning of this song and video, educate yourselves don't be blind sheep!

  75. Kash BM

    East or West.....Alt-J is the best❤❤

  76. Kash BM

    Alt-J forever ❤

  77. Josue Nunes

    Libertador, alt-j <3

  78. isaac slayton

    Did they sample the chorus? I don't think they did but this girl swears it's a song from the 90s

  79. morganhodder

    It's not an alt j video if no one dies.

  80. shanks bm

    Si vous êtes prêt à attendre pour l'amour de votre vie
    S'il vous plaît attendez derrière la ligne
    Et vous connaissez les prismes qui séparent la lumière en arc-en-ciels
    Mais mon optimisme naturel n'est pas brisé par la lumière
    L'idée de la vie sans compagnie s'est soudainement effondrée
    Elle s'est écrasée sur moi à travers le plafond
    Et m'a cloué de désir
    Et des couches et des couches d'espoir et de doute
    Vont broyer des os à l'huile dans le temps

    Êtes-vous un pousseur ou êtes-vous un tireur?
    Je tire le poids vers moi
    Et il me manque le zeste d'un citron, et j'ai hâte
    À moins d'avoir une femme qui me pousse

    Une canopée de quéléas à bec rouge
    Passé sur le bleu
    Un vol de cinq heures, pas un seul ne plonge
    Pour te dire la vérité

    Comme la nuit tombe, un quéléa rampe
    Et chuchote sur ses dernières ailes
    Si abondant nous sommes, laissé seul je serai
    Mais un téléphone ne sonne jamais lorsqu'on l'attend

    Êtes-vous un pousseur ou êtes-vous un tireur?
    Je tire le poids vers moi
    Et il me manque le zeste d'un citron, et j'ai hâte
    À moins d'avoir une femme qui me pousse

    Êtes-vous un pousseur ou êtes-vous un tireur?
    Nous pourrions nous tenir la main pendant quinze minutes dans le sauna
    Nous pourrions nous tenir la main pour une longueur de piscine sous l'eau
    Je peux pousser et tirer
    Elle

    Si vous êtes prêt à attendre pour l'amour de votre vie
    S'il vous plaît attendez derrière la ligne


    Traduction par Oana Pons

  81. shanks bm

    un français peut expliquer les paroles ?

  82. namehere

    what's pusher and puller?

  83. insanecbrotha

    This is the same location as in Fitzpleasure, right?

  84. Big Dick

    there is something about this video that just i love and pulls me

  85. fractal infinito

    I Love Alt-J

  86. houses in motion

    that actor really needs some type of recognition

  87. nina berne

    Pourquoi l'homme fait-il le discourt en français ? Même si ce n'est pas la première fois que alt-j utilise cette langue cela m'intrigue... dans tout les cas c'est vraiment un groupe que j'adore et cette chanson est juste magnifique !!!!

  88. Roberto Sandoval

    If you're willing to wait for the love of your life
    Please wait by the line
    And you know dispersive prisms rainbow
    But my native optimism isn't broken by the light
    The idea of life without company fell suddenly
    It crashed through the ceiling on me
    And pinned me to the pine
    And layer upon layer of hope and doubt
    Will crush bones to oil in time
    Are you a pusher or are you a puller?
    I pull the weight towards me
    And I lack the zest of a lemon, looking forward
    Unless I have a woman pushing me
    A canopy of red-billed quelea
    Passed over the blue
    A five hour flock, not one dives down
    To tell you the truth
    As night falls, a quelea crawls
    And whispers on his last wings
    So abundant are we, left alone I shall be
    But a waited phone never rings
    Are you a pusher or are you a puller?
    I pull the weight towards me
    And I lack the zest of a lemon, looking forward
    Unless I have a woman pushing me
    Are you a pusher or are you a puller?
    We could hold hands for fifteen minutes in the sauna
    We could hold hands for a pool length under water
    I can push and pull
    Her
    If you're willing to wait for the love of your life
    Please wait by the line

  89. Jennifer Grove

    Does the fact that he pulls hair out of his head have something to do with the bald men?

  90. Lucas Smith

    I don't think it's possible to break your own neck in that fashion. Well, it may be possible but certainly not likely.

  91. JC Denton

    the bald "people" are trump supporters and nazis and the man in the center is a proud feminist trying to tell the world about the hardships women face everyday at the hands of the patriarchy, but none of them are truly listening.

  92. Ophelia Strange

    all I could think of looking at that guy was Hitler

  93. Laure LINNÉ

    "La vérité, point de miséricorde... On commet meurtre après meurtre..."

  94. Sean Rook

    Sooo...the guy was upset because he wasn't bald? That seems like a solvable problem...

  95. Paige Schurman

    can someone make a version of this vid but with captions telling me what the fuck that guys is saying

    Paige Schurman

    im just curious