alt-J - The Gospel Of John Hurt Lyrics




No space
L-shaped
Tetris
Tile seeking
Somewhere
Oh somewhere
To fit in
Alien

Oh, coming out of the woodwork
Chest bursts like John Hurt
Coming out of the woods

AK
Twenty
47
Civilian

Oh, coming out of the woodwork
Chest bursts like John Hurt
Coming out of the woods

Jeremiah
Looking down
and you know where you're looking on
down
Do you know where you go
You're headed on the strings
For the
E-X-T-I-N-C-T
Jeremiah
Looking down but you know where you're looking
but you go
Do you know where you go
You're headed on the strings
For the
E-X-T-I-N-C-T

Oh, coming out of the woodwork
Chest bursts like John Hurt
Coming out of the woods

Oh, coming out of the woodwork
Chest bursts like John Hurt
Coming out of the woods

Oh, coming out of the woodwork
Chest bursts like John Hurt
Coming out of the woods

Oh, coming out of the woodwork
Chest bursts like John Hurt
Coming out of the woods

Oh, coming out of the woodwork
Chest bursts like John Hurt
Coming out of the woods

Oh, coming out of the woodwork
Chest bursts like John Hurt
Coming out of the woods





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alt-J The Gospel Of John Hurt Comments
  1. Evan Woodward

    I like indie but, alt j always elevate it to the next level

  2. Zuke Luffa

    John Hurt was a cornerstone in African American folk and blues music. He wrote many gospel songs so when I put his name in on YouTube this popped up. Wondering if they are talking about the same John Hurt. I wouldn't be the slightest bit surprised since he's an amazing musician.

  3. James Armstrong

    My dad asked me what I was listening to, I put this on, his head spun x

  4. Ola Ogundimu

    Please_ I'm just so overwhelmed by alt-j whole ABULM, this is super incredible guys. Love you all.

  5. A r i s t e a S t e f

    PLEASE COMEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE TO BRASSSSSIL <3

  6. Adrian Rutkiewicz

    How can you guys be that good? This is beyond amazing!

  7. Ryan Young

    Eerie, relaxing with a pinch of riding a boat through a swampy forest

  8. jman102791

    I want to see them live Soo bad but they aren't coming to Florida anytime soon and its killing me

  9. Luis Emilio Robledo Galvez

    THEY USE SOME DEFAULT SOUNDS FROM A BASIC PIANO. lmao, I can´t.

  10. Abi Kruys

    Here because of the new tv series pearson ! X

  11. Ian H

    This song makes me think of scenes in Blade Runner - despite being inspired by Alien.

  12. Jeremy Fields

    This song makes me want to live on acid All the time

  13. Maynard G. Krebs

    I am 66 years old and I cannot stop listening to this group's work. Hypnotic is the only real word I can come with to describe it. The rest is just a feeling that these guys "get it".

  14. Reeeheee

    Someone cool showed me this. It feels like a different song with good headphones.

  15. missmaroon44

    Private pride deauthorize United States Of America USA You are not apart of These

    Maynard G. Krebs

    WTF are you trying to say or are you deliberately obtuse ?

  16. Seth Franklin

    I feel like I could link this song to pusher and it would interchange perfectlyy

  17. Zerdeşt Taifour

    2:47 Is really amazing!!!

  18. Melanie Mccoy

    Sem comentários. Vocês podem até não gostarem de Alt-J, mas uma coisa acrescento - precisam respeitá-los.

  19. missmaroon44

    😳🦚🌲🌳🌿🌱

  20. the48carRox

    my favorite alt-j song. i like it really loud. in traffic. delivering pizzas.

  21. Three small people In a big trench coat

    Most Alt J songs make me think about either a snake talking to me made of sand or dieing but being ok with it...

  22. Cameron Blackwell

    Every time I listen to this song I'm losing blood, sweat, or cum by the end of it..

    Truth

  23. Jani Pestana

    Alt-J has been the soundtrack for my relationship that broke down recently. I haven't listened to them in almost a year. But damn, I'm remembering why I obsessed with this cd when I first heard it.

  24. Marc L

    632 Little Mix fans.

  25. Deborah Nery

    No space
    L-shaped
    Tetris
    Tile seeking
    Somewhere
    Oh, somewhere
    To fit in
    Alien

    Oh, coming out of the woodwork
    Chest bursts like john hurt
    Coming out of the woods

    Ak
    Twenty
    Civilian
    Oh, coming out of the woodwork
    Chest bursts like john hurt
    Coming out of the woods

    Jeremiah
    Looking down and you know
    Where you’re looking on down
    Do you know where you go
    You’re headed on the strings
    For the
    E-x-t-I-n-c-t

    Jeremiah
    Looking down and you know
    Where you’re looking but you go
    Do you know where you go
    You’re headed on the strings
    For the
    E-x-t-I-n-c-t

    Oh, coming out of the woodwork
    Chest bursts like john hurt
    Coming out of the woods

  26. carlo lacdao

    I love to see a music video for this. Simply brilliant

  27. igobivo

    tile seeking because it wants to tesselate, right?

  28. José Mahecha

    Somebody can make a course to understand all the meanings behind this songs, plz.

  29. bawsy move

    They nourish my soul so much, hit every spot, that I don't have the need to listen to anything else. This is mostly the case for around 6 years, since I first heard Dissolve me and Taro. I can listen to other music, but nothing will evoke such a feeling. This album is mindboggling

  30. Calvin Bernard

    Is Alt j on Pink Floyd's level yet? I feel like they are.

  31. SARAH MOSS

    I am obsessed with ALT-J, and this one is totally mine.

  32. Valeria Almeyda

    I dropped a tear when I heard this on live!!!

  33. gina j

    2:20 - 2:48

  34. Ophelia

    0:55 isn't it a sound that Alien did when it was looking for food?

  35. Stagpie Talks

    You know how setting a song as your alarm is a quick way to get tired of it? I've had this as my alarm for months now and I LOVE hearing it every time. I wake up feeling magical and chilled out af. 10/10 fucking masterpiece

  36. Pepper Unicorn

    2:16
    Jeremiah
    Looking down
    and you know where you're looking on
    down
    Do you know where you go
    You're headed on the strings
    For the
    E-X-T-I-N-C-T
    Jeremiah
    Looking down but you know where you're looking
    but you go
    Do you know where you go
    You're headed on the strings
    For the
    E-X-T-I-N-C-T

    Rusydi Zakaria

    My fav part

  37. googlie moogle

    Oh, summer of 2015. You are long gone.

  38. Jon Osterman

    Is there anyone here who doesn't get the Alien Reference in the song? It's okay if you don't - I just want to how old i'm actually getting.

  39. Andrea Kleine

    Wow!Chillig!Genial!

  40. Potato Person

    “Triangles are my favorite shape”

  41. Eva Tal Glikman

    Yes, yes. A thousand times yes.

  42. oscar nelson

    Reminds me a lot of Holiday on the Moon by Pushifer

    oscar nelson

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=j2WeFMXhYDM

  43. candi

    crywolf. 💕

  44. Joel Garner

    Who else recognises the from the Yamaha keyboard with the DJ setting??

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    Read our full alt.com review on http://adult-dating-site-reviews.com/alt-dating-alt-com/

    Rusydi Zakaria

    Seems legit

  46. Ryan Church

    Is a circular saw an instrument? Because it sounds like one was used for this song.

  47. Andrew Seabaugh

    4:18 is my favorite part!

  48. Miguel Buitrago

    I want be high right now!!

  49. Joep Brounen

    This is calming I love it.

  50. Undead Banditø

    why i havent heard this earlier?!

  51. Artem Vishnyak

    I would really loved to meet these guys!!! They are true magicians!!!

  52. Белова Ольга

    I have never been high.. but I'm pretty sure this is what it feels like

  53. DextrasDeluge

    Get so lost in this

  54. Mars Blackwood

    I keep reading "The Gospel of Yoghurt".

  55. Cool Berry

    RIP John Hurt: 1940 - 2017

  56. Will Strickland

    The modern day equivalent of Bob Dylan. The words match the music like a mocking bird on a frosty morning right before spring. We are so lucky to have this music. It is for us who are lucky enough to hear every hit of the drum, guitar back ground vocals, a bass that is primordial

  57. Velikolepniy Reptiloid

    Infinite, profound beauty

  58. Eduardo Z

    lol some sounds came from a yamaha keypad

    Viswas Joseph

    Eduardo Z yeah...i thought that too....

  59. Denire Holanda Fonseca

    I love Thais, so much

  60. Graeme Branagan

    Absolute Beauty :-)

  61. DL Construction

    Love alt-j 👍🏻😎

  62. Benjamin Fry

    My favorite band is Tool and yet I cant stop listening to the beautiful sounds that come from Alt-J! Alt-J is the Beethoven of this generation, just as Tool is to Pink Floyd.

  63. SuperSupermario24

    I can't stop listening to this.

  64. Go Jennings

    Change the speed to 0.75.....

  65. ShadowHunter120

    _"Jeremiah! Looking down , and you know where you're looking on down Do you know, where you go, you're headed on the strings for E-X-T-I-N-C-T"_
    Think about those lyrics for a moment and appreciate them, they basically say "With where you're going your fate is headed towards death"

    I just love the reference to the strings of fate of ancient mythology.

  66. brianpoetart

    'Only One Answer'
    He's been caught talking to God again - silver-lining penitentiary
    Drinking for his sins, watering down his near-misses whilst the other person does a dutiful disservice to their day
    Malcontent, -nourished and barb-wired existences - when she leans and whispers against his lessening ear to finally suppose to propose a thing of utter beauty midst delirium and sweet, sweet chaos
    To clasp her hiding hand and to endlessly cradle her left breast
    By way of complete adultery she's the chosen one with fear whistled near her wailing heartstrings
    Her choices have been rolling over in their grave, yet her libido has been anointing him the soul-bearer
    Typified beneficiary
    He will roll over with her gain-less gain Time again - Does terrifically strange things to estranged strangers
    And a seventeenth one-night-stand stands mysteriously erect out of a hidden craving for pompous portrayal
    All of this whilst McCartney sings "we can work it out" over the airwaves of one lonely Chelsea Hotel radio, when, really, they know that they shan't
    "We've been fussing and fighting my friend, yet this love for lust just cannot dance..."
    Destruction by way of curvature of the elongated hip - stripped of all our demons in disguise
    Here we still sit deliriously dilapidated and desirably misshapen - ladies aside sweat-arisen mental-men, this appears to be the perfectly poised portrait of sweet, sweet evil
    Plagiarised betrayal and one day they will release the truth of their hidden ways
    Midst their shallow alabaster graves
    Eleanor Rigby's disappearance has been a thing of utter promiscuity

  67. bluto212

    Never heard this band before, but i like instantaneously, which is very rare. How did i miss?

  68. Zachary Driver

    I got aids to this song! F Yeah!!

  69. Elizabeth Long

    ..nice;';'
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    ◔◔"˚仌仌'';;'.仌.

  70. Tessa

    G Maya Fuck you are heading for the instinct. extinct

  71. sonicsweetie

    i've been waiting for that piece, you know like how you wait in the game



    c-;

  72. JanainaJubJub

    Que vibe é essa

  73. Sara Betzabeth Acosta Hernandez

    did anybody else noticed he uses the pre-recorded sounds of a yamaha keyboard? like when you set it up to dj functions? no? okay :(

  74. poppyexists

    0:41 YES hit me with that Yamaha DJ Keyboard preset soundbite lmao

  75. Emily

    Alt J, Glass Animals and The Acid.

    All day.

  76. CRAZYGATE

    thanks to alt j I have really good sex ! thank you very much !

  77. Mickxture

    Every time I listen to this same song it puts me in a daydream but it's always different ...weird

  78. Natalia Gutiérrez

    This is the most awesome band I've ever listened. Every song is an adventure to my ears! love them <3

  79. Liam Halligan

    Beautiful song, but some criticism I would give is to crank up the drums and overall bass. Other than that, really good!

  80. Milda Benas

    im the biggest alt j fan i love these songs

  81. Srushti Sawant

    This song needs more recognition. Maybe a video too?!?!

  82. Mohamed Moakher

    some good old alt j <3

  83. maximus meridius

    2:21 <3

  84. Ari

    I'm going to be honest- I probably would never have heard of alt-J if Left Hand Free hadn't been in Captain America Civil War, but I'm so glad it was because this band is a musical gift

  85. camii marchant

    Lukas te amo!! Xd enfermo, si lees esto, es mi declaración de amor jajajaja

  86. Cardboard Hypocrisy

    first listen, very chill

  87. Marcus Vaillant

    0:55 xenomorph

  88. Jonathan M

    My favorite song of alt j

  89. Rujeri

    Damn...I fuckin love this band

  90. Cosmic Donkey

    First time listening. I've got chills like this masterpiece was played at my birth.

  91. donald twain

    Got a real screwface goin on listening to this - face taught up tight trying to get to grips with the rather large levels of beauty and then, well, coming out of the woodwork :)

  92. Kimb Erly

    still get chills...every time I hear this. absolutely fantastic song writing

  93. Glen Carlson

    This is another great song...very groovy! Thanks for putting out great music.

  94. Daina

    Alt-j's music is so enchanting. It's great for studying, I become completely unaware of my surroundings.

  95. Monse Mejia

    Damn, this is good.

  96. shayaz khan

    This is truly a great song !! love it , wicked cool and very relaxing !!

  97. antisocialpill

    The Gospel of John Hurt
    Alt-J
    No space
    L-shaped
    Tetris
    Tile seeking
    Somewhere
    Oh somewhere
    To fit in
    Alien
    Oh, coming out of the woodwork
    Chest bursts like John Hurt
    Coming out of the woods
    Ak
    Twenty
    4-7
    Civilian
    Oh, coming out of the woodwork
    Chest bursts like John Hurt
    Coming out of the woods
    Coming out of the woodwork
    Chest bursts like John Hurt
    Coming out of the woods
    Jeremiah
    Looking down
    And you know where you're looking on down
    Do you know where you go
    You're headed on the strings
    For the E-X-T-I-N-C-T
    Jeremiah
    Looking down but you know where you're looking
    But you go
    Do you know where you go
    You're headed on the strings
    For the E-X-T-I-N-C-T
    Oh, coming out of the woodwork
    Chest bursts like John Hurt
    Coming out of the woods
    And oh, coming out of the woodwork
    Chest bursts like John Hurt
    Coming out…