Bonobo - Surface Lyrics




Make me
I've been paper thin so I can not fly
I can not move without wind, without wind

Saw the side of you I never knew
But were we ever good enough?
And all we have to do is talk it through
But words are never good enough

Can we get anywhere?
Paper thin paperweight
Are we close enough?
Close enough?

Seek the surface
I can make it up
By not being perfect
I can make it up, I can make it up
I can make it up, I can make it up
I can make it up, I can make it up
I can make it up, can I make it up?

But what you wonder, if I'm crystal blue
But you were never clear enough
And every word to you is hard to say
'Cause words are never good enough

Can we get anywhere?
Paper thin paperweight
Are we close enough?
Close enough?

Seek the surface
I can make it up
By not being perfect
I can make it up, I can make it up (Seek the surface)
I can make it up, I can make it up
I can make it up, I can make it up (By not being perfect)
I can make it up, can I make it up?
I can make it up

Can we get anywhere?
Paper thin paperweight
Are we close enough?
I can make it up, I can make it up...

Seek the surface
Seek the surface
Seek the surface





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Bonobo Surface Comments
  1. Revaris

    I'd love to hear this used in a Mirror's Edge game, it'd fit so well.

  2. Brian King

    Brilliant!

  3. SandyTheMaster

    The first 20 seconds reminds me of Coldplay.

  4. Patrick Cavins

    I think this is my favorite track off this album.

  5. Gem Williams

    I always end up bawling my eyes out whenever I listen to this song. It feels like it opens up the floodgates of all the emotions I keep trapped inside of myself in order to function in day to day life. It feels like a healthy release. Thank you, bonobo.

  6. CistudeSuisse

    One of my fav track of Migration album 😍😍😍

  7. Eddy Weisman

    Why does the image color changes with the window focus?

  8. Radek Ventruba

    Amazing, you know...

  9. Marie Wojciechowski

    en boucle

  10. Andréa Fagundes Klein

    Good, good, very good!

  11. Nadia Iris

    This album is pure genius but this song and Figures are tied for the top spot!! :)

  12. Anthony Petrucci

    This has quickly become one of my favorite Bonobo tracks, second only to Towers and Pieces. And I'm finally starting to realise that Bonobo is not just excellent but musically genius.

  13. Jim Lahey

    show me a bonobo song i dislike and I'll eat my own shoes after filling them with cat poop

  14. StrosBeforeHoes

    Beautiful song

  15. marco polo

    A Magical Masterpiece ......

  16. Narayani Anand

    This song gives my heartbreak meaning.

  17. Emma.J.L. Roy

    That beginning sounds like a sound sampled/ the same atmosphere from the movie The Secret Garden (1993). Love it!

  18. Mert Funky

    Yarrrak isteyen var mı

  19. Agnieszka Szklarczyk

    Uwielbiam :)

  20. Neeza 'Azyy

    My workplace has a new playlist from the higher management in Spain and plays this song and No reason by Bonobo himself. The first time i heard it, i cant get enough listening to it and wanting it to replay in that 8.5 hours working. Everytime i heard it, i would hide in the fitting room and cry to myself or even happily running the clothes. And this song always lighten up my mood at the same time brings down my mood at times. By most of the times i relate to the song and i love it 😘

  21. dankwatermelon

    thanks for tour dates, but can you change september 27 to; LOS ANGELES, CA... not LA lol, los angeles is LA

  22. Magdalena Duda

    444,444 view...now, that's cool! :P

  23. Lawrence Del Rosario

    Always wanted some sort of Hundred Waters x Bonobo collab ever since I discovered the two. This is utterly sublime 👌❤️

  24. Tanguy Moselle

    sooooooooooo chilling

  25. Joanna P.

    oh my God....

  26. Michael Giorgis

    My favorite of the album, and possibly of all of Bonobo's work. This is just so beautiful!

  27. CRIMSON_626

    I have been listen to bonobo music for decades, while in high school, college, going to job interviews in LA freeway, while drinking, depressed, happy, at work, drawing, sleeping..................the music of my life!!!

    luis veiga

    CRIMSON_626 😊😊

    Bennett Parker

    I've often said that with Bonobo's library, there is a song to suit any occasion.

  28. Yumeo Mahorobi

    beautiful and ephemeral.

  29. Senescent

    Bonobo is a true artist, an auteur, such care has been put into his music and you can tell each and every time

  30. Paulina Flakiewicz

    where is old Bonobo? whhhheeeeereeee?

  31. Cris Naja

    In love with this song!

  32. Jefferson Vieira Margutti

    Em amor

  33. Lucky Sungula

    This has got to be the most beautiful sound track i have ever heard........ The way it brings up mixed emotions is so unimaginable

  34. Michael C

    Taking it to the next level with that Coachella set. Just amazing.

  35. portirnicaSD

    Perfect song for making love.

  36. Микола Тимощук

    Great song..... one of the best for me ❤

  37. mokumator

    thanks you for existing Man ....

  38. Hunter Delattre

    This is my favorite song and album of 2017 so far, thanks for the killer music. I've listened to it a few dozen times now.

  39. Ben Cusack

    This is in the top five bonobo songs, and it sounds nothing like him.
    Love the exploration Migration represents and I hope it continues.

  40. Albert Garcia

    One of the best Bonobo songs of all time, unreal

  41. Moca Devita

    I Hear some Star Guitar of Chemical Brothers in it...

  42. moric

    Unbelievable... I heard it the first time... I thought "cool song"... then the second time... I thought "wow... really catchy"... third time... "fucking good refrain... I can make it up... I can make it up"... forth time .... "I fuckin love it"... fifth time... "okay.... one more time and then I go to bed".... sixth time... "Bonobo... you are a genius, damn".... seventh time... I ordered the album... there was no choice anymore...

    Tanguy Moselle

    seven 7th was the good one so!

    Alvarez md90

    Only thing that bothers me is the fact that her lower voice is barely hearable.

  43. NS Maseko

    but why arent you coming to south africa? i just bought the album 'migration' and im loving it to bits. it could be even better than 'the north borders'' album,. please come to south africa.

    Olatunde-Ade Mazibuko

    You're not the only one lol

  44. Preben Cramer

    Just checking the migration songs.....and nice again.... its going to be a buy.
    Support your musicmakers people

    Dingus

    I support Preben Cramer

  45. NakeyJakey

    the colors in this picture remind me of a map in Halo 5. i like that map. i really like this song.

  46. Talisa SM

    Yessss.... It feels like currents of water pouring off the body..

  47. I am Lucid Umbra.

    This song is so fye rn

  48. Laura TheHockeyFan

    One of my favorite Bonobo tracks of all time!!! I had to listen to this album a few times to really get into it, but I really do love it now.

    Goldenspiral Gallery

    same, this album is straight fire though

  49. Korey Steckle

    So many stellar tracks on this album!

  50. MR Yeung

    Amazing🍾💕

  51. Felipe Fonseca

    nicole miglis voice is heaven on earth, this is pure gold

  52. skyler specht

    Her voice reminds me so much of this other singer, can't remember her name for the life of me and it's driving me insane

  53. Luis Cuervo

    My favorite from this new album, so far <3 What a masterpiece, this new album is beyond.

  54. John Edward

    Bonobo is always on point

  55. josh vick

    is the ladies voice from the band hundred waters?

    Harry Fryer

    Yeah I think it is.

  56. roulaki0636

    Make me
    I've been paper thin so I can not fly
    I can not move without wind, without wind

    Saw the side of you I never knew
    But were we ever good enough?
    And all we have to do is talk it through
    But words are never good enough

    Can we get anywhere?
    Paper thin paperweight
    Are we close enough?
    Close enough?

    Seek the surface
    I can make it up
    By not being perfect
    I can make it up, I can make it up
    I can make it up, I can make it up
    I can make it up, I can make it up
    I can make it up, can I make it up?

    But what you wonder, if I'm crystal blue
    But you were never clear enough
    And every word to you is hard to say
    'Cause words are never good enough

    Can we get anywhere?
    Paper thin paperweight
    Are we close enough?
    Close enough?

    Seek the surface
    I can make it up
    By not being perfect
    I can make it up, I can make it up (Seek the surface)
    I can make it up, I can make it up
    I can make it up, I can make it up (By not being perfect)
    I can make it up, can I make it up?
    I can make it up

    Can we get anywhere?
    Paper thin paperweight
    Are we close enough?
    I can make it up, I can make it up...

    Seek the surface
    Seek the surface
    Seek the surface

    <3 <3 <3 <3 ....

    Alvarez md90

    Isn't the first two lines, 'lately' instead of 'Make me'?

    Shah Bakht

    Word by word, what I experienced any eventually felt the pain from my break up with the girl I love

    Myno Duesp

    The real lyrics are a little different: https://genius.com/Bonobo-surface-lyrics

  57. derads

    this song is perfect
    2017 will be an odd, yet beautiful year

  58. Ivan Baranov

    on repeat

  59. ely tending

    This is my favorite in the album! love bonobo!!

  60. duerrto

    Bonobo... seriously?

  61. SPEEDR

    My favourite in the Album!

  62. Jack Bailey

    What song has he sampled here?? Can anyone recognise it? I can't remember what it's called

  63. Ian bowron

    Fave tune from the album (up to now )

  64. a Shs

    ⏸ ♍ 🆘 🇦🇿

  65. katerina tsiotsiou

    wow!!love u bonoboooo!!! <3

  66. Alex xelA

    Greetings from Russia. Thank you for this music...

  67. Rissa Boo

    Such a f***** great artist! Incredible music. it always gives me peace.

  68. Captain_The_Puggy

    My love for Bonobos music goes beyond the Surface

    CHUPACABRA

    Even beyond a Second Sun.

    Antium

    Beyond the Black Sands

    Antium

    Captain the puggy I'm All In Form and won't Break Apart the great Migration to this artist has begun.... Emkay (okay)

    bitches

    booooooo all of you

  69. Vibin' w/ Voorhees

    Breath-taking work, as always from Bonobo

  70. Karl M

    Thanks for the correct lyrics @n miglis

    n miglis

    *
    lately i've been paper-thin
    so why can't i fly
    why can't i move with the wind on a whim
    i saw a side of you i never knew
    were we ever near enough
    all we have to do it talk it through
    but words are never good enough
    they only get in your way
    a paper-thin paper weight
    are we close enough
    we're close enough
    see the surface
    i can make it up
    might not be perfect
    but i can make it up
    (i can make it up)
    what'd you want to hear
    i'm crystal clear
    but were you never clear enough
    if it were two-way it's hard to say
    cause words are never good enough
    they only get in your way
    paper-thin paper weight
    are we close enough
    we're close enough
    see the surface
    i can make it up
    might not be perfect
    but i can make it up
    i can make it up

    <3

    iwilltextyouananimal

    These make so much more sense!

    Karl M

    also pretty sure this is the actual Nicole Miglis, as she replied a day after this with these lyrics, correcting ones I had found

    iwilltextyouananimal

    Karl S I wonder why Google play and lyrics sites have different ones?

  71. ishilvie

    💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜

  72. Dissident Music

    🖒🖒🖒🖒🖒. . .

  73. Anza Khan

    YES BEEN WAITING FOR THIS ALBUM FOR SO LONG. I still listen to Kiara so often...

  74. Phil Spiers

    Absolutely Mint.

  75. J Coppola

    Looking forward to seeing you live in the STL !!!!

  76. PhoenixSinhopsysTV

    The final, this impact in my heart...

  77. GuyanaGirl00

    Didn't even know an album was in the works. came on today and saw a whole new set of music. it sounds amazing, keep up the great work!!!

  78. E. Ramone

    How could anyone not love Bonobo?....🤔

  79. Mariem Nasfi

    thanks for existing :) !

    Jefferson Vieira Margutti

    yeahhhhhh

  80. Sarah Mitcheltree

    This is my new favorite

  81. master bater

    nostalgia! listened a lot to this back in the 90s <3 (new joke)

  82. Bruno Capretta

    owsla sound!

  83. successriot

    For one second I thought I was listening to Kiara. Great song anyway

  84. Smearsel

    Isn't this the singer from Hundred Waters? Sounds really familiar.

    TheYouUnited

    Yes it is

    Vincenzo di Grande

    This is great about Bonobo, with all the guest artists it just stays interesting again and again.

  85. GinGer Liam

    This is my favourite so far!

    SPEEDR

    Mine too!

    Shiraz Ali

    😌😌😌

  86. Stanislav Kostić

    Here goes!!!

  87. TheSlowBiker

    so happy with the new album 10/10

  88. mark12345697

    bonobo is back !!!!!!!!!!!! bitches

  89. mark12345697

    bonobo is back !!!!!!!!!!!!

    Tanguy Moselle

    yes baby! return of the king

  90. Nixon Kane

    Awesome.

  91. Piotr Fraccaro

    Love your music, it's awfully awesome! Thank you

  92. Akash

    Ayy it dropped!

  93. Fynn Havinga

    This is magical!