Bareilles, Sara - Orpheus Lyrics




Come by the fire
Lay down your head
My love I see you're growing tired so set the bad day by the bed
And rest a while
Your eyes can close
You don't have to do a thing but listen to me sing I know
You miss the world
The one you knew
The one where everything made sense because you didn't know the truth
That's how it works
Till the bottom drops out
And you learn we're all just hunters seeking solid ground

Don't stop
Trying to find me here amidst the chaos
Though I know it's blinding
There'sa way out
Say out loud
We will not give up on love now
No fear
Don't you turn like Orpheus
Just stay here
Hold me in the dark and when the day appears
We'll say
We did not give up on love today

I'll show you good
Restore your faith
I'll try and somehow make a meaning of the poison in this place
Convince you love, don't breathe it in
You were written in the stars that we are swimming in
And it has no name
No guarantee
It's just the promise of a day I know that some may never see
But that's enough
If the bottom drops out
I hope my love was someone else's solid ground

Don't stop
Trying to find me here amidst the chaos
Though I know it's blinding
There's a way out
Say out loud
We will not give up on love now
No fear
Don't you turn like Orpheus
Just stay here
Hold me in the dark and when the day appears
We'll say
We did not give up on love today
We'll say
We did not give up on love today





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Bareilles, Sara Orpheus Comments
  1. Stefi Nikol

    portrait of a lady on fire

  2. Erik Evans

    This woman hypnotizes me! I just love her! Best songwriter of ballads out there right now!

  3. private person

    This is 'our' song. Me and my beautiful daughter with recurrent brain cancer. Sara's beautiful words are us. Love you Sara your lyrics are everything. ❤

  4. chhanya maharjan

    Soothingg song💛💛

  5. chhanya maharjan

    Beautifull lyrics sara

  6. Maurice Zoughbi

    ❤❤❤

  7. Elena u

    Great singer,love her voice,love y'll from italy.👏💕

  8. kevinlortie54

    Many of Sara’s family and friends attended this concert and she knocked the cover off the new San Fran Chase Center as a result. It was a fantastic event!!!

  9. OTON TORITO

    So cool

  10. Hooman Askari

    HOLY F**K! THIS IS GOOD MUSIC!

  11. Bryen Lambach

    It's fitting that this is my favorite song off this album because "Cassiopeia" is my favorite song off The Blessed Unrest. Of all her work, I haven't loved anything as much as I love The Blessed Unrest, but this whole album came pretty close. Can't wait for more music from her, as always!

  12. DANIEL MCBRIDE

    Chaos is the harbinger of change

  13. jai Pprn

    Please, come to Spain!! :(

  14. Coach Fuzz

    Literally the best

  15. Lusghil Franco

    I imagine myself dancing in the room with the man I will love for the rest of my life while this song plays. I hope that day comes. ❤️

  16. Erin Kahn

    Any Hadestown fans here?

  17. Myeonie Cotton

    restore ur faith

  18. Myeonie Cotton

    just stay here....

  19. Pauline Bonafous

    I've been obsessed with this song these past few weeks and I was in a French supermarket and heard it on the radio. It made my day. Thank you for your music and lots of love from France!

  20. Klaire Elorde

    I HOPE I COULD SEE YOU SOON. PLS HAVE A CONCERT HERE IN THE PHILIPPINES

  21. Ulla Thiemann

    💜 no, not today 💜

  22. Jaden Rhodes

    Please Sara and SME, release this song as a single!! I know it will top the charts around the world!! ♥JR

  23. Army Younies

    I love your voice

  24. pou padej

    Hi.giveing someone..
    Life-giveing .from omniscient.
    Daunt.gimp distance desert.
    Envelope met Satan.★

  25. Pibly

    Great song

  26. Kathy Bousquet

    Absolutely love this song

  27. Lefthand Lullaby

    If SB and Hozier will sing together the heavens would open up and angels would descend.

  28. dave h

    Sara you are an amazing artist. I appreciate you, you make my life better. thank you

  29. Elizabeth C.

    "If the bottom drops out, I hope my love was someone else's solid ground"

    Such a hauntingly beautiful song. This line particularly resonates with me because isn't that the ultimate goal? That your kindness truly makes a positive difference in someone's life.

    John Sheehan

    Yes this. This is what it's all about.

  30. Adam.J. Raja

    So Much Amazing Love & Care in this Gorgeous Song & Beautiful lyrics. 'Voice So Pure & Clear, Heart So open & Rare'...💎We Love U Sara - ♥️ Thank God For You & your Special Gifts in our Dark times 🙏, U did Not give up in all this Chaos & we will Not Give up on your LOVE 2day, 2mrw or 4ever ♥️🙏🌎🌼💎👑🎧

  31. sky child

    Crying crying.😭😭😭..I just love Sara's music sooo much always meaningful..heartfelt

  32. الجوهر النفيس

    I am really enjoying music her ..
    Thank you.

  33. r4rational

    Can you blame Orpheus for turning? He gave in to temptation, which was only a pure manifestation that humans are inclined to do mistakes so as to show his longingness for Eurydice!

  34. Anthony Raymond Estrada

    Thank you Sara, from the bottom of my heart, you've saved me over and over :)

  35. Emma Doran

    Phil bell 💛

  36. Maria Victoria Perez

    This album is simply the best!!! Thank you, Sara, for so many beautiful songs!!!!

  37. Dane A

    Love this! Has almost a civil wars feel!

  38. Lydia Madonia

    Sara is the friend we long for...hers is the sound of a brave soul. She has embraced life’s contradictions and mysteries. There is no guile in her voice. How comforting to know that Sara and others like her continue to journey on undeterred by the darkness that is surrounding us all. She is the only hope we have that we can rise above our divisions and find our better selves.

  39. Myeonie Cotton

    i will not give up.
    this is the song that i need today

  40. Katie C

    Fuck this is the best !!

  41. edson a. dos santos

    Linda musica ! Obrigado pelo presente 💝

  42. Greg Lara

    I only recently discovered Sara’s music, and I’ve been falling completely in love with it over the last month or so. It’s nice to see I’m not alone! She’s really an extraordinarily talented person...

    I hope to dance to this song at my wedding! It doesn’t get any more romantic than this!

  43. C SC

    Oh my! Sara is a true gift. Give this genius the Grammy!

  44. Samantha Venhaus

    She's a lyrical genius. Her lyrics always give me chills. So beautiful

  45. Christian Johnson

    Probably my favorite from the whole project. :)

  46. m e

    I don't really get why there are people disliking Sara's songs, like those who pushed the unlike .. Like seriously?

  47. ChelOcean :3

    This is one of my favorite songs of hers now! I love it so much!!!

  48. Gordon Maskell

    puff the magic dragoon

  49. Mafra Buela

    Your music helped me through to many challenges. Its been really hard for me for the past years. And this album speaks to me too much.. wish I can hear you live. Come to the Philippines please :) Thank you for your gift to the world.

  50. Kristina Lee

    😍😍😍👍👍👍

  51. Murr Stevens

    Oh hell yeah!

  52. Adam S

    In some ways, this is my favorite song by Sara. I love it philosophically.

  53. paul gilligan

    What a brilliant little song, that can shine such a bright light into our hearts!

  54. María Andreina Gómez Torres

    I kinda feel like saving this song as a future lullaby for whenever I have kids

  55. Drill Sergeant Dharma

    Love listening to Sara sing. It is soothing and filled with promises of better days.

  56. danielaabarroso

    Disney Melody

  57. noonsound

    Absolutely glorious. Production & arrangement; totally perfect....and the turnaround around at the end just ensures those extra few tears are shed in the light of such beauty.

  58. mikaela c

    The album is really great but this has to be my favorite from it. ❤️

  59. Molvatu Sae-Ue

    Thankful for your music :)

  60. Paula Tarrago

    To me personally, the most beautiful song of the album. It puts a smile and a sigh in me every time I listen to it. I marvel on the mixture of feelings. Love the anticipation of knowing song eight is about to play. A dream song, poetic, meaningful lyrics, gorgeous melody, caressing vocals, sad yet hopeful, reminisce of a love that might make it or not, the uncertainly makes it so real, so emotional, enticing and precious... Love its magic beyond explanation, which elicits, all at once, something sweet, loving, and shattering in me. Thank you for this soul balm of a song. Love.

  61. jurie ako

    i cant stop listening

  62. TheicMoggy

    My two favorite artists have now written about Greek Mythology? The other is ABBA's Cassandra.
    Sara and Agnetha from ABBA also starred as Mary Magdalene in their own production of Jesus Christ Superstar.
    How is all of this possible?

  63. Desiree Liwag

    Sara's song titles are deceivingly AMAZING!

  64. KeiKeiShinigami27

    This song is my favorite from this album 🥰

  65. pennydeedeekj

    What a beautiful song! 💕

  66. Kurt

    This is my second favorite track from the new album next to Saint Honesty. Sara really poured a lot of herself into this new album, and holy crap can you hear it. I love her so much.

  67. Brandon Robinson

    "You don't have to do a thing but listen to me sing."

    I don't WANT to do a thing but listen to you sing, Sara!

  68. Edel Lopez

    This song is just Amazing! Thanks Sara!

  69. Bruce Dennill

    Good grief, that's beautiful. And, as an aside, a template for good mixing. Gorgeous...

  70. Zulema Torres

    When I thought I have listened to all the beautiful songs I could ever listen in my life, Sara writes Orpheus and I start crying without knowing how to call this feeling in my heart, and I find out it's just happiness and gratitud for Sara's life and talent. This is, without a doubt, one of the most beautiful songs I've heard.
    From the bottom of my heart thanks, Sara.

  71. Brandon Robinson

    2:09 I love her tone when she says "poison." I mean she sings it all beautifully, but that one word ironically comes out so beautifully.

  72. Dian Kristen

    "I hope my love was someone else's solid ground."

  73. The Wake Up Call

    "Set the bad day by the bed," my favorite lyric from my new favorite song!! 🤗 🎹💞💯

  74. KINGPIN OF MANVILLE

    Powerful and beautiful as always

  75. jvchee06

    In case you wanted to know the story of Orpheus! You're Welcome. :)
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RhaepLsP5eg

  76. Leticia F

    It's hard to pick a favourite in an album of so many beautiful songs... But my favourite might be this one.

  77. xtalaz

    This song to me is something I could sing to all my LGBTQ friends, especially the ones who have struggled to find themselves and find love in a world that can be hateful and cruel. I hope my love is someone else's solid ground. Don't breathe in the poison. And never give up. <3

  78. Adam.J. Raja

    Amidst the Chaos Had2 be a Line in a Song As Special As this... S.B is Our Antitode for the 'poison in this Place...pls dont give up - 2day' ♥️

  79. Le Trang

    Bài này hay vãi chưởng, cả nhạc và lời.

  80. Inda Runtulalo

    Sara, ur voice and song just like Orpheus 💖💖💖

  81. Danielle G.

    😍😏

  82. Ана Гвозденовић

    Incredible😍

  83. Larissa Soares

    não consigo explicar o quanto essa música é linda. <3

    edson a. dos santos

    Larissa Soares realmente ! Essa musica me transporta de uma forma mágica para algum lugar bom.

  84. Whinxie Dixie

    What a beautiful song.. the lyrics of Orpheus, for me, is a compliment to Someone Who Loves Me (another song in the album which is also amazingly written, listen to it if you haven't yet). I interpret Someone Who Loves Me as the song for the person who is tired or struggling and is seeking comfort/ being comforted from another person's love.
    On the other hand, Orpheus' lyrics sounds to me like the ode of someone giving comfort, assurance and trust to the person they love. They'll be there no matter what.
    This is just beautiful. Sara can convey so much story and emotions in her songs. ❤

  85. Valerie Salon

    Ganda! <3 That's beautiful in Filipino)

  86. Madison Elsner

    This is so beautiful and it made me cry. I love how Sara’s music can have so many meanings...more than just relationships. I appreciate that so much. We’re so lucky to be living in this time to hear her music.

  87. Tracy McCormick

    STUNNING. My fave off your new album. A profoundly authentic mythological love story. <3

  88. Gilmar Betancourt

    This is the most beautiful thing I've heard in a while.

  89. nickmusings

    This song is astonishing. A beautifully subtle and nuanced piece that is both familiar and new at the same time. Thank you so much Sara for this amazing gem.

  90. Robert Pearson

    She’s just keeps getting better 🎶🎶🎶✌️

  91. StopHerRich

    I read through these comments and I think "damn, I'm not alone". This song is probably my favorite song from Sara's new CD! For years, I have found her music to be comforting and helpful during hard times. Little Voice helped get me through a rather tough break-up/transition period in my life. Orpheus is the calm that my soul has been needing. It's the poetry in my head and the visions that I see in the world around me that constantly encourage to breathe and never lose faith. There's so much truth to this song. I can't not listen to it and wonder how Sara crafted these words without having felt them deeply. She's such a gifted woman and I am such an awestruck fan.

  92. Bessen Philip

    Come by the fire, lay down your head
    My love, I see you're growing tired
    So set the bad day by the bed, and rest a while
    Your eyes can close
    You don’t have to do a thing but listen to me sing
    I know you miss the world, the one you knew
    The one where everything made sense
    Because you didn't know the truth, that's how it works
    'Til the bottom drops out and you learn
    We're all just hunters seeking solid ground

    Don't stop trying to find me here amidst the chaos
    Though I know it's blinding, there's a way out
    Say out loud
    We will not give up on love now
    No fear, don't you turn like Orpheus, just stay here
    Hold me in the dark, and when the day appears
    We'll say
    We did not give up on love today

    I'll show you good, restore your faith
    I'll try and somehow make a meaning of the poison in this place
    Convince you love, don’t breathe it in
    You were written in the stars that we are swimming in
    And it has no name, no guarantee
    It’s just the promise of a day I know that some may never see
    But that's enough, if the bottom drops out
    I hope my love was someone else's solid ground

    Don't stop trying to find me here amidst the chaos
    Though I know it's blinding, there's a way out
    Say out loud
    We will not give up on love now
    No fear, don't you turn like Orpheus, just stay here
    Hold me in the dark, and when the day appears
    We'll say
    We did not give up on love today
    We'll say
    We did not give up on love today

    adrian urquieta

    Bessen Philip ❤️❤️❤️

    Mohammed shaikh

    You're a good lad

  93. Susana Patrícia

    I thought that I couldn't love a song more than I do 'Saint Honesty', but this one hits hard. So hauntingly beautiful.