Antlers, The - Wake Lyrics




With the door closed, shades drawn, the world shrinks.
Let's open up those blinds. But someone has to sweep the floor,
pick up her dirty clothes. That job's not mine.
Now that everyone's an enemy, my heart sinks.
Let's put away those claws.
I don't blame them for their curtain-calls because I pulled the rope.
I wanna call them back out for applause.

Spring and Thompson on the first of May is horrible.
We hid in catacombs. So now I'm sleeping next to mousetraps,
in a bed of all our clothes, while I hope that she won't come home.
It was easier to lock the doors and kill the phones than to show my skin,
because the hardest thing is never to repent for someone else,
it's letting people in.

Well you can come inside, unlock the door, take off your shoes.
But this might take all night,
to explain to you I would have walked out those sliding doors,
but the timing never seemed right.
When your helicopter came and tried to lift me out,
I put its rope around my neck.
And after that you didn't bother with the airlift or the rescue
- you knew just what to expect.

That with the door closed,
shades drawn, we're dead enough.
They don't open from outside.
And someone has to speak with their teeth behind their tongue,
to never let that right be denied.
We can't rely on photographs and visitation time,
but I just don't know where to begin.
I wanna bust down the door,
if you're willing to forgive.
I've got the keys, I'm letting people in.

Don't be scared to speak,
don't speak with someone's tooth,
don't bargain when you're weak,
don't take that sharp abuse.
Some patients can't be saved, but that burden's not on you.

Don't ever let anyone tell you you deserve that.
Don't ever let anyone tell you you deserve that.
Don't ever let anyone tell you you deserve that.
Don't ever let anyone tell you you deserve that.
Don't ever let anyone tell you you deserve that.
Don't ever let anyone tell you you deserve that.
Don't ever let anyone tell you you deserve that.
Don't ever let anyone tell you you deserve that.





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Antlers, The Wake Comments
  1. kloklo 03

    I want to get "don't ever let anyone tell you you deserve that" tattooed on me, that line has meant so much to me over these past few years even though it's so simple and lyrics like that usually make me cringe. Peter Silberman is a genius and I was so lucky to hear him and the rest of the band play this live

  2. S. B.

    ever since i have discovered this song, i have come back to it every night to tell myself that i will make it out. i will be okay. i will claw my way out if i have to, it will take time, but i eventually won’t have to live in this environment anymore. this song is my lifeline.

    ssvoogel

    I never expected this song to have such a meaningful impact on people's lives. You will make it through!

  3. Nicole Zurita

    I know when I come back around to this album, I've reached another low in life

  4. ashton savage

    there’s only a handful of songs that can give me goosebumps up to my scalp and this is the best one

  5. Breno Leonardo

    Muitas e muitas noites chorando com essa música sendo usada de fundo pro meu sofrimento. Sou grato pelo conforto que essa melodia e letra me trouxe por anos.

  6. Ritik Nirala

    very nice i like

  7. Kamiyah Powell

    What is the genre of this type of music? It's beautiful.

    Elias

    This song is indie/alternative with traits of shoegaze, and it's recorded in a lo-fi/bedroom pop kind of way.

    Shanebagel

    sad nigga music

  8. pstraub404

    At the end... is he talking to himself? Trying to tell himself that it wasn't fault? He can't be taking to Sylvia, right?

    Elias

    Late reply, but it's the person from the "When your helicopter came and tried to lift me up, I put its rope around my neck" part, so a friend is telling him that it's not his fault that she died, even if Sylvia believed that in a way.

  9. vbnorsr

    i have no words to describe how much this album helped me through my stay in a psychiatric ward in winter 2016. sometimes i come back to revisit it and reminisce on how much ive grown -- how the hopelessless within me these tracks used to speak to is beginning to diminish.
    please, never give up

  10. RandomDude

    Lyrics?

  11. Truewarlock

    06 May 2018

  12. Michael Blue Riband

    28-04-2018// this might take a while

  13. beau poopoo

    Banger of the century 💯

  14. Okeanos

    I think I've spent nearly a year constantly coming back to this album challenging myself to heal. I don't know when it'll ever be over, or if it ever will, but I'm thankful for Hospice. The pain I've seen reflected, and the words I've needed to hear are immeasurably valueable.

  15. Meriem Mediouni

    Bittersweet, but hopeful.

  16. Gage

    I was in a deep dark place when I first listened to this song years ago. Today I am in a deeper and much dark place, but this helps.
    What is truly amazing about this song is that it brings you soo low before it brings you up, almost as high as the clouds to where you can see the way out.

    Zehra

    Hey, are you okay now?

    Gage

    @Zehra It's getting brighter, the darkest was the last few months, but I finally feel like the walls are opening up again.

    Zehra

    @Gage I am happy for you. Really. Take care yourself

  17. Imani Rameses

    This is my first step to healing my trauma, pain, and suffering. Thank you Antlers.

  18. James Cumberland

    I just had to put my dog to sleep. This album helped... but this song wrecked me.

  19. rusuruth

    This is the first song ive ever cried to.

  20. Shanebagel

    SOME PATIENTS CANT BE SAVED, BUT THAT BURDENS NOT ON YOU

    Pinkmaroon

    Very true.

  21. Art Vandelay

    liek if u cry evrtiem

  22. charles mckenzie

    this is my favorite out of the album, just something about it makes me so happy and sad I don't know but it's nice...

  23. sailorr

    never has a song made me want to lay down and sob for three weeks, more than wake does

    Beau Poopoo

    sailorr that’s too long bitch. Feel better soon

    ASKer79

    sailorr oh yes

    Seungmin Ryu

    Beau Poopoo U R RUDE

  24. Jérémy El Guedj

    It was easier to lock the door and kill the phones than to show my skin

  25. Shanebagel

    DON'T EVER LET ANYONE TELL YOU YOU DESERVE THAT :')

  26. steven monteiro

    I cant describe the way this song makes me feel but I can't help listening to it

  27. Taylu

    DON'T EVER LET ANYONE TELL YOU YOU DESERVE THAAAAAAT

  28. De los Ángeles Del Pozo

    Why can't I stop listening to this song? This and Shiva are my days and nights D:

  29. Chesley Gibbons

    The world right now isn't helping, but this song sure is.

  30. Antonella

    As someone who had faced depression, the lines:
    "It was easier to lock the doors and kill the phones than to show my skin,
    because the hardest thing is never to repent for someone else,
    it's letting people in"
    take me back to my saddest's memories... GOD I can't believe I made it through !

    ashton savage

    Antonella I’m so glad you did

    Odd Loop

    How? trying to get there myself.

  31. Rei

    "Wake"

    With the door closed, shades drawn, the world shrinks.
    Let's open up those blinds. But someone has to sweep the floor,
    pick up her dirty clothes. That job's not mine.
    Now that everyone's an enemy, my heart sinks.
    Let's put away those claws.
    I don't blame them for their curtain-calls because I pulled the rope.
    I wanna call them back out for applause.

    Spring and Thompson on the first of May is horrible.
    We hid in catacombs. So now I'm sleeping next to mousetraps,
    in a bed of all our clothes, while I hope that she won't come home.
    It was easier to lock the doors and kill the phones than to show my skin,
    because the hardest thing is never to repent for someone else,
    it's letting people in.

    Well you can come inside, unlock the door, take off your shoes.
    But this might take all night,
    to explain to you I would have walked out those sliding doors,
    but the timing never seemed right.
    When your helicopter came and tried to lift me out,
    I put its rope around my neck.
    And after that you didn't bother with the airlift or the rescue
    - you knew just what to expect.

    That with the door closed,
    shades drawn, we're dead enough.
    They don't open from outside.
    And someone has to speak with their teeth behind their tongue,
    to never let that right be denied.
    We can't rely on photographs and visitation time,
    but I just don't know where to begin.
    I wanna bust down the door,
    if you're willing to forgive.
    I've got the keys, I'm letting people in.

    Don't be scared to speak,
    don't speak with someone's tooth,
    don't bargain when you're weak,
    don't take that sharp abuse.
    Some patients can't be saved, but that burden's not on you.

    Don't ever let anyone tell you you deserve that.
    Don't ever let anyone tell you you deserve that.
    Don't ever let anyone tell you you deserve that.
    Don't ever let anyone tell you you deserve that.
    Don't ever let anyone tell you you deserve that.
    Don't ever let anyone tell you you deserve that.
    Don't ever let anyone tell you you deserve that.
    Don't ever let anyone tell you you deserve that.

  32. Som3oneTF2

    coloquem a letra vagabundos

    Lucas Gregory

    Procura no Google, cara.

    Som3oneTF2

    Que ideia genial, pena que você não me disse isso a um mês atrás. Aliás, eu pedi a letra porque estava no celular, e seria bem mais fácil de acompanhar a letra por um comentário ou pela descrição do vídeo ao invés de ter que ficar alternando entre o app do Youtube e o Chrome. Eu comentei isso espontaneamente, claramente sabia que ninguém teria a boa fé de fazer isso.

    Lucas Gregory

    @Som3oneFrags Só disse pelo jeito que tu comentou, e além do mais, eu também escuto músicas pelo celular e quando quero vou procurar a letra sem problemas rs

  33. Tim Borowiec

    Behold: the most beautiful song ever written

  34. Chloe Elise

    new fav right here

  35. how-oct-02

    Dude...

  36. George Lancaster

    This is just good shit. No need to explain.

  37. Mr Marten

    A severely beautiful song.

  38. hahaha kill mw

    usually i listen to the lyrics and it helps me get through life but lately things have gotten bad and the faint humming in the background and the soft voice and oh it all just hits me so fucking hard i am attracted to things that hurt me fuck i hate myself

    PheePea

    hahaha kill mw i'm the same way. hang in there.

    BarinV

    i did hug you ,too .

    Tony Randall

    Everyone's hat is in the ring, remember that and forgive yourself.

    Martin

    You should try controlled, responsible drug usage. They helped me a lot with my depression.

  39. Caro Spinouse

    Its so slow goddamn music

  40. Alex Fisher Music

    I cant stop listening to this album, it is unbelievable. For anyone searching for other hauntingly beautiful Albums, I recommend Sufjan Stevens´ Carrie and Lowell, though please read a pitchfork Synopsis or something before listening.

    milesscooter

    This song reminded me of Sufjan's Age of Adz. I totally agree.

  41. Lola

    I want to go

    Halcyon Clay

    Lola you still here Lola?

    ibbixxii

    hope you’re doing ok..

  42. FastMover CZ

    4:51 That chord, holy shit...

    Martin

    Such a nice 'brum'. I love modern white people music.

  43. Krunz

    What is this type of music called ?

    Nabbcat

    Awesome

    theo azevedo

    good music

    CurlyAndNerdy101

    Beautiful <3

  44. Kirsten Barganier

    Its as if it were a lullaby.

  45. Jojokebab

    I really like this song, but listening to it is so painful for some reason.

  46. Nabbcat

    Happy song: makes me realise my life lacks importance
    Sad song: makes me feel determined, encouraged and purposeful
    What is this logic

    Tony Randall

    That's powerful stuff.. wtf is life? Really?

    John Follower

    Nabbcat You are naturally denying a proposed reality in which things are perfect, for you naturally and logically know that a perfect life isn't possible. Whereas with a sad song you are determined, as you said, to put yourself above the proposed terrible reality.

    Essentially, you subconsciously view the happy reality as crock but view the terrible reality as a viable possibility and try to avoid it.

    Hence why things can be too good to be true but not too bad to be true.

    Cień i pył

    Life is suffering.

    LoneDarkWolf50

    Dude yes hahahahaha this me af

    demifolk

    Nabbcat this album reminds me of my past relationship. It depresses me to absolute hell.

  47. Adrian Rivera

    i dont even know what im doing anymore

    Championette

    Neither do I...

  48. Malena D

    Cósmico

    Tartaruga ninja

    eu também.

    theo azevedo

    BRASIL POUHA

    Lucas Gregory

    Opa, tô aqui faz muito tempo! haha

  49. Terra Robertson

    Wow This song makes me feel everything

  50. Anonymous Soldier

    this song is beautiful I just had a loss in my life but in a weird way. this is helpful to dull the pain

  51. Lucas Gregory

    It is ironic how a sad music can serve as support to people. It is in these moments that we realize that we all ended up alone. On the happier you are, the loneliness is still there, waiting for a chance to appear, may be for a tragedy, or just a cold night as you try to sleep.

    Boehser0nkel

    +Lucas Gregory I'd say, you could explain this irony as the follows:
    First, there are all these superficial everyday-situations which often lack of a deeper sense. So, if you realize this on a lonely night, it may turn you really sad. But on the other hand, this solitude where you dwell on deeper thoughts, may give you something positive, too. This is what 'melancholy' means to me: When feeling melancholic, you finally get access to deeper, universal thoughts and feelings which were denied in everyday life. But feeling melancholic does NOT mean to feel sad all the time (That would be 'depression'); it's more like a bitter-sweet companion that may inspire you. At least, it returns all these feelings to you that you were unconsciously ignoring/missing during 'everyday life'. And this present of deep feelings may clean up your soul and thus, support you. ;)

    kloklo 03

    +Boehser0nkel I love that

    Gabrol

    "the loneliness is still there, waiting for a chance to appear"
    happiness is still there too, waiting for a chance to appear, maybe for a miracle, or just another morning where you had a nice sleep.

    Jacqueline M

    I feel this everyday.

    Gelatinocyte

    Sadness can help bring joy, I guess...

  52. Hitchlowski

    4:20 - 4:50 Oh my God thats wonderful

    smac

    So fucking gorgeous

  53. KunstGeist0o

    So many feels...

  54. Keel

    I listened to this at night and even though its not supposed to be a scary song.. Its extremely fuckin creepy listening to it in the dark. I feel like theres a serial killer breathing over my neck and singing to me

    Angie Millette

    @Tomern121 LOL!

    EminentKnight

    I'll try to breathe more quietly next time.

  55. DesertSmeagle

    Ooooooiii....If I knew I was going to get these waves of really heavy nostalgia 5 years ago back when I was just going from high school to my first days in summer college, I would have chosen some different fuckin songs to listen to...like, the shits overwhelming...as if the song alone wasn't bad enough....weird, I don't ever post comments like this. The "dramatic music life-changed" comments people leave talking about how a song saved them from suicide or some bullshit...wutevs

  56. MAYA SCHMIDT

    "Some patients can't be saved, but that burden's not on you."
    That's the most painful lyric I've ever heard, I believe.

    Henrique Gozzer

    That verse is really painful and meaningful! Got me thinking about how many situations in life it could be applied to.

    Elias

    It's not painful, it's hopeful

    TheCivildecay

    I't's also a sad but good life lesson (and a bit of the theme of this album) about not letting yourself get dragged down by people that don't want to be saved.

  57. The Skoolmustard

    Fuck, this hurts.

    n6i9k4a

    @Coy Chimera Most of their songs have that effect on me.

  58. Lane Hensley

    This song continues to commemorate a lost friend

  59. Andrew028

    Why do I hear the aflac duck in the background

    CurlyAndNerdy101

    I always thought it was a gentle sob at the beginning :(

  60. Victoria Rowe

    Spring and Thompson today is horrible...

  61. Mishka Garcia

    It's just so sad

  62. Tommy Carrillo

    i bought hospice 5 months ago and it is all i listen to. all i can say is that this album is a masterpiece

    Tommy Carrillo

    2 years and i still fucking listen to it

    owen

    What about now?

  63. Cara S

    "Don't ever let anyone tell you you deserve that."

    Jordan Zrim

    i heard this song more than a decade ago and i still cant convince myself

  64. Cara S

    I used to listen to this album and this song when I first started smoking and I was so so blown away. still blows me away

  65. Gillian Hinton

    The sounds in this remind me of Alice in Wonderland, but maybe a darker version. Anyone else?

  66. Equinox Fox

    Although I never heard of this song until this afternoon, it'll mean more then most will realize.
    See ya space cowboy.

    Championette

    +Malachi Van Nice - I understand your pain and I stand with you in your grief. I lost my boyfriend of 5 years on March 3rd when he ended his life in our home, as I lay sleeping in the next room. That awful sound... the shotgun blast that violently pulled me from my slumber and tore my world apart. I feel as though I am permanently in "wake" mode ever since.

    Championette

    +EquinoxFox
    I am so sorry to hear of your loss. Please know that you are not alone... I stand with you in your grief. Rest easy, space cowboy.

    Eric1HBK2

    Hit me right in the feels

    UntoldLies

    See ya, space cowboy

    Serendipity on YT

    My sister Samantha Anne Meyer committed suicide May 21, 2012. She was 22 yrs old. Beautiful with a 2 yr old son. (Lots of 2s huh?) My mom and I found her in the front yard she had strangled herself to death on her porch swing. I am sorry for your loss. It is horrific to say the least. I still cry all the time. Please if anyone is considering suicide please understand that i love you and the whole world will suffer such a great loss if u die. The world needs you. I don't care if u don't believe it because its the truth. I have a video on my channel called "My sister died of suicide" if you would like to see my sister and hear a speech by Alan watts on death and dieing that is really interesting. Its only about 3 minutes long. No I am not trying to promote my channel... I just want Samantha to be remembered by many so that she can exist still. As long as we are thought of and remembered we are not entirely gone.

  67. MattePeach Pearl

    Does The singer for The Antlers sing for some one who's actually been in the hospital...I've noticed more songs is something about waking up or apologizing for some one...Dunno

    em t

    i think i read somewhere that he had a wife or girlfriend that had cancer.

    0rpheu

    its actually all a metaphor for an abusive relationship, and the end of it.
    thefader . com/2009/05/05/concept-catharsis-antlers-peter-silberman-on-hospice

  68. Vincent Amiel

    There is sad songs, and there is Wake, hearth-rending queen of all the gloomy and doleful melodies. 

  69. Dashaya Toney

    8:37 isn't long enough.

  70. AJ Ward

    When your helicopter came and tried to lift me out, I put its rope around my neck...

    AJ Ward

    @blonde lebanese The whole album is like this. +The song Dears version 2? Oh my god it's just... wow. Great if you lost a recent family member (not really in a way cause you'll be extremely depressed)

    SaltyBrains

    amazing lyrics, powerful song. i am very moved by this.

    CurlyAndNerdy101

    As I read this, he started to sing it... Creepy...

    Vincent Amiel

    Me too, what are the odds ????

    oezay3

    Pun pun!

  71. Madison Lange

    I'm awake, only cus I read creepy pastas, obviously

  72. maandanser.nl

    Yes I 'm awake!

  73. Livvie Kitty

    My favorite song

  74. UntitledKirk

    Everything after 4:17 is breathtaking.

  75. Todáy Wasaday

    Spring and Thompson is horrible today.

  76. Saltvenian

    00:00 just take it

  77. Ka Milė

    fall awake

  78. Sp1nda

    The pure and true emotion put into this song, and to all of the Hospice album, is still unexplainable, unless you really listen to the song. This is why I love The Antlers.

  79. Proworks31

    xaxaxa i cry commend pls

    void

    pls commend

  80. pude

    I say we press on...

  81. Devlin Baker

    What a debby downer.

  82. EminentKnight

    on youtube, it doesnt matter whether you're posting sob story, hatred, compliments or conveying indifference, it all sounds contrived, disingenous and honestly doesn't change anything..

  83. Luke F

    has everyone read the lyrics but me? i will read them tomorrow

  84. Ismail Kassabi

    Thank you anon for letting me discover this

  85. Michael Collins

    I'm playing this song on piano for an upcoming talent show, but I can't get through it without choking up...

  86. Laurie Sanderson

    riding in my car, down the LA freeway thinking about my divorce. this song comes on just as the sun is going down. and somehow i know its gonna be ok.

    TheCivildecay

    Hope things are better for you now.

  87. UntitledKirk

    Did you just comment to share the fact that you're not sharing your feelings?

  88. Paul Hickey

    Oh boy oh boy this song fucks me up every time yet i can't stop listening, such a haunting masterpiece.

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  90. HAAAAAY

    All of u ppl need to listen to jillette Johnson-torpedo you guys are too depresses

  91. Anakin Skytoker

    To many feels.

  92. TheBaronsamedi88

    Oh please! I've lost people and experienced shit. Who hasn't?

  93. UntitledKirk

    1:51 max feels

  94. NikaKiwipi

    I have like 20tabs open with awesome music like this.... I..must.... stop

  95. OdedMusic

    awesome

  96. Edwin

    open a new YouTube tab /watch?v=SDmbGrQqWog play it half volume, and play this video at full volume at the same time