Dawes - We're All Gonna Die Lyrics




Hey kid at the show tonight..
The face beyond the barricade
How ya dance and ya sing to every single line
Like it was you up on that stage

I mean to know your secret
I'm asking you for help
How do I fall in love with anything
Like you seem to do so well?
I gotta get back to when it came out
The way it was supposed to sound
Before money was ever changing hands
And my feet were on the ground

When I could feel the wind's direction
When I knew what songs to sing

And he said, "Try not to get upset
Let it all go by
Because how can it be that bad
If we're all gonna die?"

So I started to think about
That girl that disappeared
And if really was the road that pulled me away
Or if I'm still a victim of my fears

As she showed me, the machine ran
That our words protect us from
How she could keep me in the moment
How that's all there ever was

As she called, I asked to see her
Even if it's just a couple days
I could meet her out in Georgia
She could fly out to LA

And if the plane goes down on her way to me
I think I know how she would react

She'd smile and close her eyes..
Think about her life..
While some voice screaming in the back
"We're all gonna die."

So try not to get upset
Everything is fine
Hey, it's not that big a deal
We're all gonna die





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  1. T. J. P

    First time I heard this song was this weekend while in the middle of a very dark depressive episode.... Honestly it's what helped me emerge from the darkness. There's nothing to fear once you accept our reality. All we have is this moment. Breathing deeply in the forever now.....

  2. Catrina Nanney

    3:34 :*(

  3. Lynn Hurley

    Fantastic group. Fantastic lyric.

  4. Andre Caldwell

    I can say it now. My pops was going through ALS when I discovered this song. And it kind of eased me. Tears included... I'm good now.

  5. Pancog _

    Well i mean, in 2120 the water level is gonna basically kill us all

  6. HALLEBOOYAH

    As someone who has never listened to Dawes, this is a pretty bangin' little ditty.

  7. Manwiththeplan45

    All I gotta say is thank god for good music

  8. Adania

    I'm absolutely in love with this song...

  9. Billy Lout

    Listen to Aqueous Transmission by Incubus. The exact same feeling to it. Same producer?

  10. Andre Caldwell

    This is the coolest most face it song about dying I've ever heard.

  11. Sarah-Kate Hicks

    Super awesome. 😍 😍 😍

  12. Allenda Simpson

    This is s great band. Wonderful words and music. The kind you’d put on in your living room with the widows opened. They gave words a lot of thought for this album.👏🏽👏🏽💕💕

  13. Maxx Archer

    You’re going to be dead one day.

  14. Lynn Hurley

    Beautiful. Just beautiful.

  15. Nathan Feniello

    https://www.google.com/amp/s/genius.com/amp/Dawes-were-all-gonna-die-lyrics

  16. Aesthetic Mate

    Succ a dicc

  17. MrMountain123

    Just a beautiful song.

  18. Jacob Keffer

    Saw you guys today @ Laurel Live. So amazing and beautiful. I have no doubt you will be too big and I won't be able to $$ a ticket.

  19. Anthony Trevino

    My new favorite song

  20. Ximena

    Hey kid at the show tonight..
    The face beyond the barricade
    How ya dance and ya sing to every single line
    Like it was you up on that stage

    I mean to know your secret
    I'm asking you for help
    How do I fall in love with anything
    Like you seem to do so well?
    I gotta get back to when it came out
    The way it was supposed to sound
    Before money was ever changing hands
    And my feet were on the ground

    When I could feel the wind's direction
    When I knew what songs to sing

    And he said, "Try not to get upset
    Let it all go by
    Because how can it be that bad
    If we're all gonna die?"

    So I started to think about
    That girl that disappeared
    And if really was the road that pulled me away
    Or if I'm still a victim of my fears

    As she showed me, the machine ran
    That our words protect us from
    How she could keep me in the moment
    How that's all there ever was

    As she called, I asked to see her
    Even if it's just a couple days
    I could meet her out in Georgia
    She could fly out to LA

    And if the plane goes down on her way to me
    I think I know how she would react

    She'd smile and close her eyes..
    Think about her life..
    While some voice screaming in the back
    "We're all gonna die."

    So try not to get upset
    Everything is fine
    Hey, it's not that big a deal
    we're all gonna die

  21. Lyndon Stlaurent

    Exactly what I needed at exactly the right time. Thank you.

  22. Lyndon Stlaurent

    Finding this song made me believe in fate.

  23. Andre Caldwell

    This is totally different for me. I love it. Lyrically hard to listen to except for the reasoning and the musicianship.

  24. Iago Barbosa

    Hey kid at the show tonight..
    The face beyond the barricade
    How ya dance and ya sing to every single line
    Like it was you up on that stage

    I mean to know your secret
    I'm asking you for help
    How do I fall in love with anything
    Like you seem to do so well?
    I gotta get back to when it came out
    The way it was supposed to sound
    Before money was ever changing hands
    And my feet were on the ground

    When I could feel the wind's direction
    When I knew what songs to sing

    And he said, "Try not to get upset
    Let it all go by
    Because how can it be that bad
    If we're all gonna die?"

    So I started to think about
    That girl that disappeared
    And if really was the road that pulled me away
    Or if I'm still a victim of my fears

    As she showed me, the machine ran
    That our words protect us from
    How she could keep me in the moment
    How that's all there ever was

    As she called, I asked to see her
    Even if it's just a couple days
    I could meet her out in Georgia
    She could fly out to LA

    And if the plane goes down on her way to me
    I think I know how she would react

    She'd smile and close her eyes..
    Think about her life..
    While some voice screaming in the back
    "We're all gonna die."

    So try not to get upset
    Everything is fine
    Hey, it's not that big a deal
    We're all gonna die

  25. Andre Caldwell

    As Edgar Allen Po-ish as these lyrics sound the point is life and living ours apart from the distractions that would separate us from that. Life...

  26. retort63

    Great song. Reminds me of Joni Mitchell, one of our greats...

  27. Brian Opolis

    Great chill-mood song with a killer hook! But you have to look deeper than the tone and hook - with a sense of levity and humor - to really get this song. It's one of the best Dawes songs to date imhu. As for the truth behind the lyrics, I was immediately struck upon hearing the first verse of this song song and was reminded of experiencing Dawes live at Red Wing Roots Festival in Virginia last year. There was this young kid next to me - just behind the barricade - totally entranced with the band. He knew everything about them and could tell every song that was coming up just by the look in Taylor's eyes. He sang loudly, and with tears of a wise old soul this college freshman from UVA must have been like countless others that have impacted Taylor and the other band members as they do show after show after show after tedious show. It's like I could see inside the songwriter's inspiration. Got goosebumps.

  28. GalaxyFox 71

    We're all gonna diiiiiiiiieeeeeee!

  29. Franco Cooper

    Bang on with everything they do

  30. Jose Martinez

    We are all gonna die. Hard to argue with that

  31. Judie K

    pretty - thanks

  32. Ray Colby

    I like this song, I listen too so many different genres of music, and cross over to so many types of music with an open mind. Remember, every one has different tastes, and we're all critics!

  33. Val Edwards

    This song has HIT written all over it

  34. BWild82

    Just heard a version of this (the first I ever heard of this band) on Prairie Home Companion (a new, music-centered version of the radio show) that is different from the studio version and I think very wonderful also. Thankful for this discovery!

  35. BWild82

    What a wonderful use of space, sound, rhythm and heart.

  36. Steve Dunn

    I've been a Dawes fan for a long time but this is the first time I've been truly stunned by one of their songs. Never mind the courage it takes to take a risk - it requires immense gifts even to come up with something like this. BRAVO Dawes. Keep at it!

    Andre Caldwell

    I had just discovered Dawes before I heard this song. When I found it. I knew my Father was dying. Aside from the denial this helped.

  37. Michael Press

    Wow, as Melissa said, what a departure for Dawes - but a good one. Wouldn't have thought of the Steely Dan "Can't Buy a Thrill" comparison if I hadn't read that comment, but I get it. This is a great mellow song and I really like the strings.

  38. bornflippy1

    It is refreshing to see a band exploring its musicality...expanding in not so obvious directions and making music for the sheer love of the craft. This is great music.

  39. Graham Fox

    The more I listen the more I love it!

  40. Melissa Senger

    Wow. What a departure. But I kinda like it!

    Michael Press

    Yeah, and not the first departure on this album - but like you, I still LIKE it.

  41. J BELL

    Confused?

  42. Axion Crypt

    Don't cry for me. I'm already dead

  43. Axion Crypt

    Some of us sooner than others

    Tom Beazley

    Are you ok?

  44. Brandon Moody

    I honestly like it....

  45. Thomas Karaniuk

    Love this song. Like most Dawes, it's like a quality beer. The more you sip it, the more you like it.

    Rusty Nickels

    You said "like" three times in two sentences.

    Thomas Karaniuk

    Rusty Nickels I really like it, bro!

    Rusty Nickels

    @aWizardfromEarth - Bro.

    Michael Press

    Yeah, exactly, well put, the more you sip it, the more you like it. Nice! I felt this way too.

    Flesh Robe

    aWizardfromEarth
    I don't drink, I'll smoke a bowl.

  46. zappahalloween

    Sounds like some throw away Hall & Oates thing.

  47. jdfrenzy

    I like this track a lot better than 'Tequila'. The arrangement reminds me a lot of Bahamas, which isn't a bad thing because I love him/them. But the song itself doesn't seem as strong as what I've come to expect from Dawes. Having listened to the new album a few times, I'm warming up to it overall. (I like 'Quitter' best.) I saw the new Beatles movie last night, and in it Elvis Costello tells of how he felt when 'Rubber Soul' came out, how he hated the change of direction, what had happened to his Beatles? I'm not comparing Dawes to the Beatles in any way other than that I love them both, so I'm prepared to give them a fair go. Maybe I'll end up loving this new stuff more than the old stuff one day, just as I love the later Beatles even more than the early Beatles.

  48. John Salyer

    I've been a huge fan ever since North Hills--a true masterpiece IMO--and I like this song despite its being unlike anything that they've done before--all songwriters must change and try new directions as they grow--which will cause some of their fans to hate the new stuff--happens to everybody, like Dylan and McCartney--but I like it. Taylor is a genius.

  49. Paul Hartnett

    The strings and that guitar tone together is just something else. The way the over-lapping vocals have been captured is beautiful. Great track!

  50. sfgiantsfan921

    This is a great song.

  51. Javier Delibes

    I love Dawes. I don´t like the song, not because it´s different just because I don´t like it. First impressions count. I dont like the "may be at the tenth listening I´d like it". This is music, not a dish of food
    (sorry for my english, Im spanish)

  52. The kaiser

    What happened!??

  53. Brandon Robert James Mosby

    Guys dont get upset . Its the production approach that makes you feel like that . It will sound like dawes if you listen to it in a live situation. i promise .

  54. Tom T

    This is not the worst song I've ever heard but it's bland and certainly not a strong piece when considered next to the rest of the Dawes catalogue. If it was not for Dawes' track record, I probably would not have listened to something like this longer than a minute. Between this and "Tequila" I'm officially worried about the new album. I remain hopeful and I'll certainly support one of my truly favorite bands but man there better be some gems on the new album to balance out these oddball tracks. I just watched a live performance of "My Way Back Home" from a little while back. Where is that band?! Pains me to rip on Dawes at all. Can't help feeling like an armchair commando, commenting on artists working at a level I'm nowhere near. However, art is about creating honest real reaction. "You can't throw something out there without watching it fall."

  55. Laundry Detergent

    I really like this one. Listen to the npr stream everyone. The rest of the album is real good as expected.

  56. Jordi Barnard

    I will respect this guys for what they've showned us in previous records. I don't have idea where is this going, but I will give it a chance. I mean… we like Dawes and we think of ourselves as true listeners, the one's we don't see so often anymore (if that makes sense). As a Dawes fan, I have to understand that they love music and maybe they wanted to explore new things. If this is the new line they are following, I am not going to be so intense as a listener, that's true; but at the same time, I know there are other ways of making songs. Probably this is an studio album made with Blake Mills. I would love to hear new folky - country songs made by Taylor with his vintage Gibson, but it appears this is not the case. I believe in these guys, in their talent and their creative process.

    They're just following something that they found somewhere along the way.

  57. Jay Sharp

    this is gorgeous

  58. Gypsy Keeve

    When I first saw these guys, they were genuinely excited to talk with you. Nowadays, they apathetically acknowledge your compliments (except for Tay before he left). Dawes is business now. To me, these songs are a rekindling of a previous phase of life, Simon Dawes. And with all those same ingredients, why not use that moniker? It's like selling a double cheeseburger with only one patty.

  59. paul mitchell

    very poor. we had a good run but dawes seem to be dead. a lot of fans are gonna be alienated by this bland shallow rubbish.

  60. Brooklyn Tortellini

    Ok these comments are mean but it does show the passion of the fan base of this great band

    sotampacane

    How are they mean? This isn't cheerleading, it is just someone's personal opinion. I've been a fan of this band but the last two albums have been really weak and while I like the experimentation with this track, it is a pretty bland song that I don't plan to listen to again.

  61. Emily Downie

    I don't know why, but I feel like this and when the tequila runs out will be outliers on the album as a way to generate publicity, and the rest will be more true to Dawes's style ( even if it does have a slightly more pop-y vibe)

  62. David Subat

    Is it me or can anyone hear the 70s in this at times? I heard the Carpenters and [email protected] and a bunch of stuff while that guitar is still raunchy. I love it.

  63. David Subat

    So excited to see then Oct [email protected]! I like they are experimenting. I like the atonality a lot.

  64. Greg Halvorson

    Wow, I gotta say this song is below their usually high standards… WHY release this? Who listened to this and thought that was a good idea?

  65. Sam Paul

    Anyone who's making anything new only breaks something else

  66. Jeff Leach

    I'm not going to say they've gone commercial yet. I'll wait to hear the whole album, but I'm nervous.

    Raul Gomes

    Jeff Leach Music 1 year later, what do you think?

  67. Vince Charming Music

    All of the greatest bands in rock history didn't chase commercial success...their greatness transcended the pop trends of the day and that created the popularity that lead to songs landing on the pop charts. The first two songs released sound very much like strained attempts to go more commercial. I just saw them live at Amoeba in Berkeley and they were still fantastic live...they do seem to be trying to fix something that was in no way broken...I do hope there's something more to latch on to on the rest of the record...perhaps these songs will grow on me...but the reason why I latched on to Dawes in the first place was when I first listened to "Nothing is Wrong" literally every song sounded amazing to me on the first go round and I found myself singing along halfway way through...now that's greatness!

  68. John Lancaster

    Very different from Stories Don't End, my fave....this will still grow on me like the other new track.

  69. Ben Aaron

    You guys are incredible songwriters and musicians. Big thumbs up.

  70. PerrinG

    I dig it! They are evolving. How can that be a bad thing?. For me the albums have gotten better and better. Can't wait for the new one

  71. tommywenz

    Love you guys, but damn this doesn't do you any justice. Bland song and production, doesn't build up to anything. Sorry, very disappointing I have always tried to turn people ionto you guys, what am I suppose to do now?

  72. Zack Zimmer

    Not for me...

    Hope the rest of the new CD is MUCH better.

  73. David Jones

    Wow. This sucks....I have all their albums and Middle Brother...but damn...this is horrible. What the hell happened?

    Greg Halvorson

    Agree… WTH???

    Ben Kosharek

    they're artists. They want to keep growing, exploring, and learning, not just keep playing the same old predictable sound until they die, though many fans would like that.

  74. A Smith

    Sorry, its bland

  75. marni marin

    These kids are the best lyricists to hit the music scene in like at least 5 decades. They are brilliant songwriters.

    Andre Caldwell

    marni marin I just discovered them and in my opinion the writing is novel like accompanied by good music. I don't think I've noticed that about a musical group before. So I dig it.

    John Salyer

    I agree.

  76. Darrell Brock

    Dear Dawes, all of you listen to your first album, North Hills, and use it for inspiration, then hit the studio quick and record another album. Thank you. Signed, Concerned Fan

  77. Bill Sawalich

    I don't get all the hate. This is a beautiful song. It may be a bit of a stylistic departure, but it's not some crazy left turn. Nice work, boys.

    Michael Press

    Man, I guess I just didn't scroll down enough to see any hate because that would've bewildered me just as it did you. Yes, it's a departure, exactly, but still a beautiful song with great lyrics (and I'm getting the feeling Taylor has a thing with airplanes).

  78. aurorakooba

    The drum machine hits, strings, and buried vocals blend Eagles with the first Willy Wonka soundtrack. I hear Blue Meanies in there, too. Fagan and H. and Oates also feel like muses. I will listen, but man, I miss the storytelling.

  79. The Boring Midwesterners

    I love listening to moody stuff during autumn, but this just drones on for five minutes and doesn't build up to anything interesting -- a letdown after Dawes' last record for sure.

  80. YearLongBender

    talk about getting lost in a costume shop

  81. angrytapes

    I like my morning jacket too.

  82. Aaron Chase

    Love it Dawes! Good job taking musical risks. Matching the strings and fading it into the guitar solo was beautiful

  83. Wesley Roberts

    There's nothing wrong with exploring and evolving. The only constant is change.

  84. Jesse Reyes

    They sound like everyone else now. Come back Tay!

  85. Charles Greenwood

    Interesting new sound, I think I like it

  86. Connor Parkhurst

    Interesting Dawes. Very ethereal feeling. I will need to of course listen to this and give a more comprehensive review. Very much blake mills sounding guitar cuts with falsetto and big strings that almost cut out the vocals at moments. Looking forward to hearing the full album front to back. I almost think this one is over produced. Bringing in strings like this seems like an easy direction to take but not completely necessary. This could be a very nice acoustic song. I do find myself wanting bigger riffs, and more of that punch Dawes is known for. However, I do respect what they are doing and hear Dan Fogelberg and even Clapton in this writing. Bands need to deviate and find a new angle of fresh material. Who would want to hear the same rock album over and over again? Not Dawes fans. I still love hearing new Dawes, no matter what it is. Talented writers, singers, and performers.

  87. J Barksdale

    I dont know what drugs they are doing or if its a new production man. They are way fucking off the map, lost in fact. Why fix something that wasnt broken by experimenting? For the 2 releases Ive listened to off this album its sounds to be having trouble getting off the ground. I may lose interest.

    YearLongBender

    its definitely not the producer blake mills he has put out some of the best current day albums but this is just terrible it's like somebody has stolen their identity and changed every bit of their sound

  88. John D. Bernheim

    Very Steely Dan. Love you guys. Can't wait to hear the record in its entirety.

    Greg Halvorson

    Steely Dan… Lol -- NOT.

    John D. Bernheim

    Ever heard "Can't Buy a Thrill"? Thanks for the comment dinosaur

    Reinhardt Presents

    my friend said the same thing! i don't particularly hear it though

  89. Jeff Leach

    I'm unsure. It has good moments, but I'm just not a huge fan of Taylor's soft, falsetto thing. Vocals get better as the song goes along for me.

  90. Dawson Schulenberg

    Good job DAWES. change your style...STILL GREAT!

  91. PAPER DOLLING FILMS ... Just live music.

    I like it. A lot.

  92. Brendan OGrady

    From a production standpoint, it sounds really good, except for the drums. The drums sound like shitty Garageband, electronic, plastic barrels of cum. I don't understand why they strayed away from their niche market of songs like Western Skyline or A Little Bit of Everything. This song, as well as When The Tequila Runs Out, are literally trash. If you're looking for a hit songs to go big off of, it's not going to happen. Your best bet All Your Favorite Bands and although it was relatively popular, it's still not as big as you or I would have wanted it. I think you guys have to accept that today''s music culture is shit and just stick to the Californian/Jackson Browne sound we all know and love. This shit is fucking trash and no one is going to buy it.

  93. SHYSHILLY

    Now I know/understand why Tay left the band, I don't mind this single actually I like it more than the first. But wow what a strange direction these guys took.

  94. Mike Gallay

    Gulp. I was really excited for a change of direction from the band, but this ain't it. The last album was good but a little ballad-heavy for me. Didn't translate into a terrific live album. But it was still moving and melodic, and I hoped their maturation, from the band coming undone and coming back together, would lead to more growl, more rock, more jamming, letting their musicality, their earnest energy, Taylor's raw economical storytelling, lead the way. I hoped they had locked themselves in a room, listened to some 1974 Grateful Dead and Rolling Stones, and let it come out raw. So far, this isn't the fantastic Dawes rock album I hoped to find. A simplistic, repetitive country-pop song first, now a noodling spartan ballad, neither of which hit the lyrical highs or deliver surprises to which we've grown accustomed. I know the bar is set high, but this is a band which CAN reach dizzying heights. As much as I want them to forever come through my town in clubs and small venues so I can point them to the nearest Korean bbq joint or watch them from 20 feet away without mortgaging the house, more than anything I want them to hit the high we all know of which they are capable: America's greatest rock'n'roll band (or at least as good as it gets).

    oboogie2

    I feel ya, but not willing to throw in the towel on the album yet. These are just two cuts released so far. This one I do kind of like, with the new more vintage R&B feel to it, but I hope it's not the high point of the album. And I don't think it will be (I hope). The first single, I must admit, did not elicit more than a "meh..." from me.

    mynameispolak

    gulp. you don't know what you're talking about

    paul mitchell

    +mynameispolak he does know what he's talking about though doesn't he. it's a well thought out intelligent comment about how poor both songs have been so far. just because it's dawes doesn't mean we should like it. i've been a massive fan of dawes but this is honestly just tripe.

    mynameispolak

    +paul mitchell you don't either. yeah the tequila ditty was a little bit of a let down but hating on this song just because it's a sea change is what it sounds like you're doing. this is a good song.