American Football - Heir Apparent Lyrics




There's more of you and me
Than a desperate thief could ever set free
Now I'm your burden

Selfishness is inherited
Like skinny lips and tattoos (What could I do?)

I'm sorry for leaving
I'm sorry with one foot out the door
I'm unapologetically sorry for everything

All of your best attributes
Look better on me than they ever did on you
We could be each other's other burden

Selfishness is inherited
So, what could I do? (What could I do?)
I didn't catch it, kissing Jenny in the closet
I didn't learn it at school

I'm sorry you need me
For hanging on your arm, a child you can't ignore
I'm unapologetically sorry for everything
I'm sorry for aging
Growing more and more disinterested in celebrity and politic
I'm unapologetically for
Maybe more than anything, sorry you love me

Heir apparent to the throne
The king of all alone
Heir apparent to the throne
The king of all alone
Heir apparent to the throne
The king of all alone
Heir apparent to the throne
The king of all alone
Heir apparent to the throne
The king of all alone
Heir apparent to the throne
The king of all alone
Heir apparent to the throne
The king of all alone
Heir apparent to the throne
The king of all alone
Heir apparent to the throne
The king of all alone
Heir apparent to the throne
The king of all alone
Heir apparent to the throne
The king of all alone
Heir apparent to the throne





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American Football Heir Apparent Comments
  1. Mrcl Lsts

    "Selfishness is inherited
    Like skinny lips and tattoos"

    God I'm keking so loud

  2. Aya Afterlife

    I don't know man, this band just restores me

  3. Arun

    I waited one week for the right moment to watch this video in the right mood and now it's just a photo :'(

    I was so surprised that there is a video to my favourite song on the album.

  4. Henry The Cat Master

    dude drumming to this is fun asf

  5. imeggscellent

    this is the quintessential midwest emo song folks. this is the pinnacle, look no further, everything else is dead

  6. ilham fachmi

    Who is Jenny? I always hear the name in sad song

    MDenRyu

    I think the name just fits in the verse lol

  7. Leandro Silva

    1:26 wonderful bass line! <3

  8. Todd Michael Johnson

    “Heir Apparent” is a nod to the song Air Arizona by Maritime. Davey and Mike played in Cap n’ Jazz together. Midwest bands like to reference each other with fun Easter eggs.

  9. Absolute Meme God

    oops wrong band

  10. Edo Ramcan

    sorry for leaving, sorry if you need me
    heir apparent to the throne, the king of all alone
    conchetumare me puse a llorar

  11. r0se

    its fucking homestuck

  12. Joseph Wake

    Dislike the choir kids, feels cheap. only complaint of this whole bands existence lol

  13. Tiago Leonel

    Mike, I love you.

  14. Jaša

    i dont like emo but this is really great


    isnt it?

  15. Simon Barnett

    Watch real football.

  16. ガンダムE U R E K A

    This song is too damn amazing.

  17. Ludwig Van Beethoven

    Singing this w them on Thursday on NPR can't wait

    Proliferating Profligate

    Were you one of the kids? You guys did great, it was pretty touching.

  18. hk hjg

    best song of the new releases imo

  19. Morrison Cunanan

    My latest favorite.

  20. FiReMaKeR

    This song just fucked me up. It's so sad.

  21. Helio Vinicius Dias

    Música perfeita, linda, maravilhosa, espetacular viva real EMO...

  22. Positive Nostalgia Facility

    FFO American Football - https://youtu.be/5gCnwfJ2X7g

  23. leo

    Long days
    Slow waste
    Sew lies
    Sow hate

    So many years to clean the slate
    Endless despair within its wake
    His touch soiling what used to be clean
    His gaze burning on the edge of our dreams

    No more
    Cold pace
    Slow days

    And again he rides in
    It's September and he covets the gullible
    Skeletal wish, hunter
    A thousand lies
    Cast from the throne of secrecy

    Hear him spewing forth a meaning to miserables lies
    See the twisted hand of doubt seal the affair
    The insect trust, believer
    Your body a vehicle to

    Pearls before swine they are nothing but blind
    Submit to nothing and swallow my spit of scorn
    Invisible king, dying
    Procession of woe, struck down by sorrow

    A burden so great
    Weighs heavy on old and withered beliefs
    The swift solution crumbles
    Beneath the mock notes of a masterpiece
    De.... wait wait wait, that's not right!?

  24. D.W. P

    I wasn't a huge fan of LP2, but this is so interesting, sonically, and has some beautiful melodies

  25. John Glynn

    love the kids choir at the end. This has a JudyBats feel to it ... and I mean that as a compliment

  26. Marcelo Rolo

    Man this is soo good!

  27. Stand Still

    the fluuuuuuuuuuuuuute

  28. Pax Pax

    this is "americ anfootball" mmmmmhmmm....

  29. Carolina G

    corn is beautiful

  30. Luis Pérez Luna

    This song -and album- reminds me why American Football saved my life when I first listened to them in 2008.

    This is seriously an 'Album of the Year' contender.

    John Glynn

    @flex56k Agree. I've listened to it straight for a week and I love it more.

  31. musicjfrancis

    So beautiful.

  32. Richard Fortin

    The flute reminds me of a song by Everyone Asked About You.

  33. Kevin Archanjo

    Heir apparent to the throne
    The king of all alone

  34. recluse's well

    This flute sounds like taken directly from JYOCHO song

    Loren Darcy

    And Jyocho is almost assuredly influenced by American Football. It's really cool to see Japan's mathrock scene finally start gaining traction outside thanks to the internet.

  35. BlackSH0veldeath

    This albums a massive improvement from 2

    Blaine Chappell

    I fucking love LP2

    T Ray

    I'll never understand the hate that people give to LP2.

  36. THE SLOW DEATH HOOKS

    awesome

  37. DaveLabyrinth

    This isn’t Opeth

    Marco Lucchin

    Dave Taylor this is true

  38. Rob D & Everyone else

    This song is so freaking good

  39. TheAlbinoskunk

    That melody at 1:28 is stupid good. The me from 5 years ago wouldn't believe that I could enjoy an album like this but I find it hard to listen to anything else rn

  40. Jerf Tecimer

    Here before 1k <3 24.03.2019

  41. schizoskeptic

    i thought this was a cover of Opeth

    Justin Johnson

    No. As an Opeth fan, I think this song is beautiful though.

  42. Boris Verbin

    tfw owen can't pay off your morgage anymore

    NEMusic

    Aww :'( you just made me want to buy the album twice.

  43. poison dart

    I can't believe it's been 20 years since they put out there debut album there the true definition of a Emo band I'm glad there back

  44. Ben Smerglia

    There's more of you in me
    Than a desperate thief
    Could ever set free
    Now I'm your burden

    Selfishness is inherited
    Like skinny lips and tattoos (What can I do?)

    I'm sorry for leaving
    I'm sorry with one foot out the door
    I'm unapologetically sorry for everything

    All of your best attributes
    Look better on me
    Than they ever did on you
    We could be each other's other burdens

    Selfishness is inherited
    So, what could I do? (What can I do?)
    I didn't catch it kissing Jenny in the closet
    I didn't learn it at school

    I'm sorry if you need me
    For hanging on your arm
    A child you can't ignore
    I'm unapologetically sorry for everything

    I'm sorry for aging
    Growing more and more disinterested
    In celebrity and politic
    Unapologetically or
    Maybe more than anything
    I'm sorry you loved me

    Heir apparent to the throne
    The King of All Alone
    Heir apparent to the throne
    The King of All Alone
    Heir apparent to the throne
    The King of All Alone
    Heir apparent to the throne
    The King of All Alone
    Heir apparent to the throne
    The King of All Alone
    Heir apparent to the throne
    The King of All Alone
    Heir apparent to the throne
    The King of All Alone
    Heir apparent to the throne
    The King of All Alone
    Heir apparent to the throne
    The King of All Alone
    Heir apparent to the throne
    The King of All Alone
    Heir apparent to the throne
    The King of All Alone
    Heir apparent to the throne

  45. fullskapunk alchemist

    First video on this album to feature American Football's classic house imagery.

  46. fdgs cvdsg

    coolin with me lads

  47. Mikko Angelo Agas

    I fucking love the new album.

  48. Tiago Schmidt

    Br ouve mais esse tipo de som que os próprios gringos que criaram a parada!!! Todos temos um fundo de EMO uaheuaeauhe Quem manda ser bom?

    Rodolfo Oliveira

    É verdade! Hahaha

    Samuel Melo Rosa

    Né? Os pais do emo veio

  49. Daniel Morales

    por que todos son de brasil?

    Rodolfo Oliveira

    Because we're everywhere

  50. Jaime Santa Olalla Juel

    Viva brasil joder !! Q música linda

  51. Aicy

    Incredible!

  52. Helio Vinicius Dias

    Lindo d-mais

  53. allysa smith

    I'm so happy that my ex boyfriend introduce me to this band. At least this is the only thing that remind me he has left something so good in me

    Ayy Yiss

    If he liked this band, then it's most likely your loss.

    allysa smith

    Ayy Yiss just because he likes this band it doesn't mean he is as good as you might think of him

    William Alarie

    @Ayy Yiss edgelord spotted

    Uncle Chung

    Damn, your loss.

  54. Alex H

    I fucking love americ
    anfootball

  55. David Putra

    New song for sleepy list

  56. Daniel Rodrigues

    MAS QUE COISA MAIS LINDA, AAAAAAAAAAAAAA

    Débora Castro

    Tô chorando de tão lindo que tá

    Daniel Rodrigues

    @Débora Castro eu também, e não disse por onde :´)

    Jaime Santa Olalla Juel

    Daniel Rodrigues increivel

    Rodolfo Oliveira

    E essa flauta que toca a alma?!

  57. Sagnik Bhowmik

    The emo dads are back

  58. Kevin William

    que melodia meus caros

    Rodolfo Oliveira

    Os caras são demais!

  59. Sergej Lovrekovic

    I AM THE SON AND THE HEIR

    KrustoffertsSevereheadache Dinoauto

    OF NOTHING IN PARTICULAR

    thecomfortisnow

    Of a shyness that is criminally vulgar...

    William Alarie

    is this...

    William Alarie

    are you guys...

    William Alarie

    DID YOU JUST....

  60. Alexandre Henrique

    Muito foda