Antlers, The - Revisted Lyrics




When some unfamiliar faces came to shop in our old house,
I didn't bother trying to stop them until they emptied it out.
I was standing by the front door, stuffing cash in a jar, taking payment for our failures…
…I only wanted to alarm you.

So when they asked me for directions, I sold them our map.
I sold our shovels and our flashlights,
they took our duffel bag with a ton of room, but a broken strap.
The hungry patrons hit the graveyard, I lit a joint in the house,
where there was nothing but our mattress and the same soft shelter of sheets,
where nobody found us…

I let them strip your mausoleum so nothing was left,
but they forgot to close the casket…
They sent you shivering to my doorstep.
Gently clawing at my window when I was less than awake,
I slid it up for you to slither through.
I heard you howling,

"Just take me!
Just take me to the rusty city we perfected,
that holy summer we first found!”

The place you’re stubbornly protecting is the only pretty thing that we own now,
and we can stay here to wither in your garden of eden,
but your fantasy’s a prison and you’re serving a sentence you can't stop repeating.

Can you see the secret exit? The false wall in obsession?
You’ll only fit through the doorway when you relinquish your possessions.

So leave everything you've stolen that you can't give back,
and don't replace what you've been missing until you know what you're lacking.
Leave everything you've borrowed and kept for yourself.

You can’t unbreak our broken leases holding on to broken pieces, so return them!
No guilt, no sorry speeches.





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  1. Victor Diaz

    One of the underrated songs of all time.

  2. Brenda Aspey

    My son Jono suggested I listen to this song, it's just beautiful.

  3. Cem Durak

    everything was about "Ege" and Ege didn't get it properly but it was okay for some of them...

  4. annomotion

    This album grows on me with every listen. This is by far the most rewarding musical experience I have ever had. I can't count the number of times I have been struggling in my young adult life and turned to this album to set things to rest in my mind. There is something so soothing about the songs on this record and the deep lyrical content. To me, the whole record preaches mindfulness and growth. You guys are doing something that I think a lot of bands set out to do but fall short due to the lack of passion and ability.

    Please continue making music when Peter's ears are up to it. You are truly one of a kind and this world is a better place with you guys making music. I would kick myself if I never got a chance to see you perform in person.

  5. kav

    hurts. just hurts.

  6. Welton Gomes Pereira

    bonita musica
    çf

  7. vulindlela nyoni

    tears...

  8. Tiaret Breakthrough

    Beautiful storytelling, so moving.

  9. sad sadgrass

    the first time i listened to this my heart dropped and i was covered in goosebumps. the same thing happens every time. chillingly beautiful.

  10. aaron thompson

    When some unfamiliar faces came to shop in our old house
    I didn't bother trying to stop them until they emptied it out
    I was standing by the front door, stuffing cash in a jar
    Taking payment for our failures, I only wanted to alarm you

    So when they asked me for directions, I sold them our map
    I sold our shovels and our flashlights
    They took our duffel bag with a ton of room, but a broken strap
    The hungry patrons hit the graveyard, I lit a joint in the house
    Where there was nothing but our mattress and the same soft shelter of sheets, where nobody found us

    I let them strip your mausoleum so nothing was left
    But they forgot to close the casket
    They sent you shivering to my doorstep
    Gently clawing at my window when I was less than awake
    I slid it up for you to slither through
    I heard you howling, "Just take me!
    Just take me to the rusty city we perfected
    That holy summer we first found!”
    The place you’re stubbornly protecting is the only pretty thing that we own now
    And we can stay here to wither in your garden of Eden
    But your fantasy’s a prison and you’re serving a sentence you can't stop repeating

    Can you see the secret exit? The false wall in obsession?
    You’ll only fit through the doorway when you relinquish your possessions
    So leave everything you've stolen that you can't give back
    And don't replace what you've been missing until you know what you're lacking
    Leave everything you've borrowed and kept for yourself
    You can’t unbreak our broken leases holding on to broken pieces, so return them!
    No guilt, no sorry speeches

    Mike Gee

    Perfection.

  11. plumsource

    One of the most beautiful and melancholic songs I've heard. Waves of goosebumps. So moving. Thank you x

  12. Jorge Yan Peralta

    The best song of the album by far! Delicious!

    AtlanticSpamHammer

    Parade is better ;)

  13. Fatih Oğuz

    dinleye dinleye yamuldum kaç gündür yamulttunuz amk

    Abdurrahman Keskiner

    Harbiden ya

  14. Aurélie Lacoste

    favorite song, wow good job!

  15. donkirewind

    Love you dudes, amazing collection of songs.

  16. Adrenocorticotropico

    This is a song I can cry with. I don't know why, but it maked you feel VERY comfortable with yourself.  I love it.