Antlers, The - Palace Lyrics




You were simpler,
you were lighter when we thought like little kids.
Like a weightless, hate-less animal,
beautifully oblivious before you were hid inside a stranger you grew into,
as you learned to disconnect.

Now he hangs your mirrors separately,
so one can’t show you what the other reflects.

When he heard I was on his tail, he emptied your account and hid a part of you that’s so invaluable
(the part of you unsellable at any amount).
He left the tallest peak of your paradise
buried in the bottom of a canyon in hell,

but I swear I’ll find your light in the middle,
where there’s so little late at night, down in the pit of the well.

Then when heaven has a line around the corner,
we shouldn’t have to wait around and hope to get in
if we can carpenter a home in our heart right now
and carve a palace from within.

We won’t need to take a ton of pictures,
It won’t be easy to believe
the day we wake inside a secret place that everyone can see.





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Antlers, The Palace Comments
  1. Steve

    Such a beautiful song mourning the innocence of your past self and turning into something different as an adult.

  2. Kit Perkins

    This will always be one of my favorite albums, I listen to it almost anytime I can’t fall asleep

  3. username didn't found

    I want more people to know their songs

  4. Ioana Grey

    It's the kind of song you have to take a break from after listening to just internalise what you've just heard and somehow...rest your mind a bit,because the emotions it evoked are so strongly felt ,it's overwhelming..

  5. Human Being

    'Familiars' by The Antlers is one the few albums that I consider to be absolutely flawless. This is a perfect album from front to back. It's one of those albums where there's not a single song I don't enjoy. 10/10

    Genghis Kon

    Human Being One of the most underrated albums I have ever heard.

  6. bobo 2019

    reddits brought me here... good song

  7. roberto iannucci

    Heartbreaking, one of the most impressive pop song I've ever heard.

  8. Lajeen Bilal

    just found this, and it's bloody amazing

  9. the gardenhead

    Beautiful, to think I found this dissapointing and boring when I first heard it...

  10. Elbert Mcclain

    UNIQUE ONE

  11. Resaurus

    Beautiful

  12. Adrian Wolmarans

    this sounds like your heart breaking slowly

  13. Tony Randall

    Ugh.. Such a good saddening song.. FML.. but no one f***'s with the Antlers.. All good.

  14. andrie yanto

    acid trip music

  15. Christian charles

    They should put Antlers in movie trailers.

  16. Matt Jarvie

    Love this song, but in some ways it reminds me of something you would hear on soft rock radio back in the early 90s.

    oasisbeyond

    +Matt Jarvie Really? I don't think so. 90's were very different.

    Katarina Sikorova

    Hi Matt, could you give me some song as example? Thanks ;)

    Matt Jarvie

    @Katarína Feriancová It kind of reminds me of the song 'Get Here' by Oleta Adams.

    Katarina Sikorova

    Yes, that song is similar and I have to say that the voice of Oleta is more amazing :)

  17. lavandrix

    Carve that palace!

  18. Hollyann's Poo

    I'm sorry.

  19. Music lover

    Album (THE ANTLERS Familiars) in my collection, vid in my favs. Great band.

  20. Robyn Shorrock

    LOVE YOU GUYS.

  21. Prince Mononoke

    This song and video make me want to kill myself so bad. Anyone else?

    smac

    In that case, you might not want to watch this anymore

  22. Gaz Jones

    A very good friend bought me the CD. It's the most beautiful thing i've heard in ages. Truly something very special indeed.

  23. David Assouline

    so beautiful it hurts.

    FACE OF BEAR

    I feel it

  24. Danny Goossens

    prachtig

  25. J T

    incredible music!

  26. Marla H

    For me, this song is about this amazing, wondrous, beautiful woman with whom I won the greatest lottery of all to have as my Mom; she who was so many things to so many people, the loss of her causing immeasurable grief. And now, we all begin to find she's still here with us somehow, and so we begin a new relationship with her, carving a palace from within. (And if there is a heaven, no way should she have had to wait around and hope to get in.)
     
    “When heaven has a line around the corner,
    you shouldn’t have to wait around and hope to get in
    if we can carpenter a home in our heart right now
    and carve a palace from within.”

    Aaron, The

    @Marla H I lost my father late last month, just wanted to let you know that you're not alone.

    Jason Campbell

    Tears just came to my eyes while reading this. So beautiful

  27. Hotchoclateymilk

    Anyone know what this songs about?

    Gorgutz1993

    I think its about a person speaking about a another person who they were once close to, but then the other person changed for the worse. (Hid inside a stranger, etc.) They're pledging to find the good inside them again and bring it out, and create a new life together (building their own palace together, etc.)

    Gaz Jones

    +TheDragonReborn93 Nice way of hearing it. :)

    TheFlow

    Simberman himself said this album is about internal growth - about growing as a person. I believe he is talk about himself, how that "One day you wake inside a secret place that everyone can see", in other words you wake up a different person - maybe because of what you've gone
    through. No one can truly tell you've changed except you - it's a secret - but everyone can see. Look up this song on genius.com for a better explanation!

    Steve

    @TheFlow Pretty much. The theme of this album is about self growth and letting go of past mistakes. In this song, he is mourning the loss of innocence he once had as a child that was stolen from him by his older self. Often this older, imperfect self is made to be the villain of the album as seen in songs like Doppleganger and Intruders.

  28. Nate C. Concerts

    I'm getting tickets this Friday to see these guys open for Hozier this summer, so excited!

  29. Brandon Banks

    I love The Antlers so much. They have the ability to channel emotions so purely through their music and lyrics. And while Hospice is incredible, I'm happy that they've moved from those bleak images toward exploring more positive emotions (Burst Apart and Familiars are way more optimistic in my ears), although always tinged with a bit of melancholy and sadness.
    But before I get carried away: I wanted to recommend the artist Seaside to anyone who enjoys this song. They remind me of The Antlers in their lush soundscapes and honesty, and I find them to be way underexposed, so I thought I'd share them :) listen to 'Sweetest Love' or 'Away'. And have a nice day!

    15 steps

    I agree with your comment 100 percent. the best moments of Familiars (like the end of this song or Parade) are just so uplifting and life-affirming. also thanks for the tip about Seaside, I've listened to some songs and will be listening to more surely - great find! 

  30. Rend Beiruti

    Gorgeous piece.

  31. Cosmicblaze454

    “When heaven has a line around the corner,
    we shouldn’t have to wait around and hope to get in
    if we can carpenter a home in our heart right now
    and carve a palace from within.”

    Damn this song is beautiful.

    hendra bp

    Those lines are so fuckin beautiful

  32. Rebecca Li

    Saw them 2 days ago and they are still stuck in my head. Best show I've ever seen, so much beauty and fragility and power and love. They are the kings of music. 

  33. Alex Colclough

    "Then when heaven has a line around the corner,
    we shouldn’t have to wait around and hope to get in
    if we can carpenter a home in our heart right now
    and carve a palace from within." - Powerful. What a beautiful song and album. 

  34. Fred Thompson

    If you're a fan of The Antlers, I'm sure you'd appreciate Slow Club... Check out this sweet video they did on a random balcony.. Come on, what can be cooler than that!
    http://www.undertheradarmag.com/news/premiere_slow_club_tears_of_joy_balcony_tv_live_session_video/

  35. Throttle Kitty

    God, peter silbermen you just floor me with every new song you release. 

  36. Chadwick Dickison

    Pandora recommended. I hate this song..Sorry?

  37. kpictures

    I'm disappointed with the video. It didn't go anywhere. 

  38. Benjadryl _

    This album came out on my birthday

    CSD

    lol noice must have been a good birthday

  39. The Doom Balloon

    Ever since burst apart came out <3

  40. Penda S

    music so good it overwhelms me with nostalgia and makes me wanna cry ❤

  41. AlphaPeak

    Hauntingly Beautiful 

  42. Pierre Stafleu

    I fucking love the antlers!!

  43. Alex Menavese

    Same here!

  44. hnbu678

    Have loved the Antlers since I heard Hospice but this is just breathtaking. Can't wait to hear the album now.

  45. fourzerozerozero

    SO #HYPE  FOR THIS ALBUM

  46. Jacopo Santoro

    Bello bello bello...

  47. B. Henderson

    The success I feel that the Antlers will achieve with Familiars is well deserved. 

  48. C.D. Silb

    Beautiful ...

  49. Sills & Smith

    This song is absolutely astonishing in its beauty. So looking forward to the new album.

  50. darrell c

    Gotta sing along with this gem: 

    "You were simpler,
    you were lighter when we thought like little kids.
    Like a weightless, hate-less animal,
    beautifully oblivious before you were hid inside a stranger you grew into,
    as you learned to disconnect.

    Now he hangs your mirrors separately,
    so one can’t show you what the other reflects.

    When he heard I was on his tail, he emptied your account and hid a part of you that’s so invaluable
    (the part of you unsellable at any amount).
    He left the tallest peak of your paradise
    buried in the bottom of a canyon in hell,

    but I swear I’ll find your light in the middle,
    where there’s so little late at night, down in the pit of the well.

    Then when heaven has a line around the corner,
    we shouldn’t have to wait around and hope to get in
    if we can carpenter a home in our heart right now
    and carve a palace from within.

    We won’t need to take a ton of pictures,
    It won’t be easy to believe
    the day we wake inside a secret place that everyone can see."

  51. lynn

    i cant believe im gonna see them in concert, so excited!

    lynn

    san francisco 

  52. Google User

    I see hana in the wallpaper prints :) Heart-tugging melody & visuals. Beautiful.

  53. Patrick KIlcoyne

    The antlers have always had a place in my heart since uprooted. This is lovely and makes me happy! 

  54. Free555ify

    Spent a little time with the album on my late night drives to work and I gotta say it is incredibly beautiful guys, your best work. Need to get ahold of a vinyl copy of it

  55. jakedude182

    Great song. Though I have heard a piano tune like this one before, with the dum, dum, doom, part. These are the first deeper piano notes to the song and they come in threes. No I don't know music and don't pretend to. But this has been used somewhere before in a song, i just wish I could place it.
    It only plays on my mind, the antlers are awesome none the less.

  56. Ursula Draag

    A never ending subject of a broken home

  57. Ursula Draag

    A never ending subject of broken home

  58. Jack Ibarra

    Fucking beautiful

  59. Mike

    My god, this makes me want to cry

  60. StupidDontBe

    This is good.

  61. Stephen O'Toole

    I think this is one of their best songs. :) 

  62. slingdingers

    This song plays every time I'm sad looking out a window in a coffee shop because me and my girlfriend just separated and my always helpful best friend, who happens to be black, gives me a really big talk, saying stuff like "go to her man" or "she's the one", and so I get up and run to the airport to catch her just before she gets on her plane, shoving through people, shouting her name, and when I reach her, I give a huge speech in front of everyone, and then get down on one knee and say stuff like "you complete me" and "I can't live without you", and we make up and kiss and everyone around us stands up and starts clapping.

    fourzerozerozero

    Why'd you add that he was black? How is that relevant lmao. 4/10 could use some improvement, would not recommend story to a friend.

    drwatsenburg

    suddenly everyone stops clapping, because they don't exist
    you have no friends
    there was no girl
    you stare at the ceiling of your bedroom

    slingdingers

    @cullenstfu you were molested by your dad as a child. It's why you always think about killing yourself.

  63. ffejbboc

    The music, lyrics, singing, videography, images, and atmosphere all came together on this one. This is ART.

  64. Bogdan Buda

    What ? no hospital beds ? no waiting rooms?

    James Robert Archbald

    @Bogdan Buda are you making fun of the sensation was scissors ?

    Matthew Setlak

    I didn't believe them when they called you a hurricane thundercloud.

    Matthew Setlak

    I don't know what they've done to the place. I'm no longer working in that hospital, they had to let me go.

    missymuffin

    *m y p oor hea rt*

    emma catherine

    @missymuffin this is a good thread

  65. Samuel Morris

    Hype mode: activated

  66. Sam Malone

    You made my day! :)

  67. Addy Wait

    I've been waiting so long for them to come and do a show in my state. I'm so excited.

  68. unitedstases

    Spellbinding. This really did put me in a trance. Felt weightless for a moment. This record is gonna be wonderful, I just know it.

    emma catherine

    and so it was!

  69. Potz4pizza

    Holy fuck. That was amazing. I consider myself hard to please musically... and I was just floored 0.0

  70. Alianger

    sounds like fucking roxette, lol

  71. scottfer1

    This brings tears to my eyes. Lyrics so swollen with emotion and meaning I can't comprehend that is possible to make something this beautiful. The message is almost the epiphanic shove everyone needs a little of.

  72. This Is Sauce

    Its a little bit more I don't know popy than I'm use to the antlers being but it's still damn good 

  73. Tom Mather

    I really like it, though I can't help but feel Pete's voice doesn't need any effects added to it. That's the only thing I dislike about this song.

  74. Eden Keegz

    The Antlers posted the lyrics: http://antlersmusic.tumblr.com/post/81303509279/palace

  75. Biljana Matovic

     Beautiful.... absolutely beautiful!

  76. Tom Whitham

    Great! I was hoping the download would be available from iTunes but on the preorder for "Familiars" there are no tracks at all. Anyone else had this problem?

  77. xrystian xrystian

    He left the tallest peak of your paradise
    buried in the bottom of a canyon in hell.

  78. Sills & Smith

    Gorgeous! This album is on my list for sure. 

  79. Audrey Larcher

    2:13 dat kick drum doe

  80. Joe Pollock

    Right on!

  81. Joe Pollock

    Right on!

  82. cuneges

    Most beautiful thing on youtube

  83. JJ Hollmann

    Wow. Easily one of the most gorgeous songs I've heard in a while.

  84. Tyler Stark

    1440p yo? Also this is dope.

  85. Connor Douglas

    My most anticapated album of the year. I get the feelin it's going to be awesome.

    CSD

    lol you have the first comment

    Connor Douglas

    Really?? How can you tell?

    CSD

    @Patrick Bateman
    because I went through all the comments with "Newest" filter and your comment was at the end

  86. Ag3ntW1nd3x

    Definitely worth the wait.

  87. Luz

    And the feels begin, my friends.

  88. Halcyon Guy

    Swans, Sun Kil Moon, Panda Bear, Avey Tare's Slasher Flicks, St. Vincent, The Unnatural World, Silver Mt. Zion... now The Antlers?

    Shaping up as a very good year.

  89. Marysa Richardson

    counting down the days until this album is released

  90. thulathulathula

    magical! june 17th couldn't come fast enough but, this will satisfy until then!

  91. bodain heaven

    I love the Antlers !!! Thank-you Maxx ^-^

  92. Aerch Omaega

    Great stuff

  93. Eric Toribio

    Yes! New album coming! Lovely song.

  94. gareth gough

    Can't wait for this album, surely it will be stunning as the Antlers always manage to create breathtaking music. 

  95. Rox A

    Simply perfect

  96. Autre Chose

    Love this

  97. wtfarockfish

    that was terrific, looking forward to this one