Hudson Taylor - Battles Lyrics




I was climbing, now I'm falling
I've been pushed off by a man
Who has made it to the top
And now defends it 'cause he can
And I have found a breach in his front line

I was open, now I'm hidden
From the danger of his words
I have found a good position
And I'll play for what he's worth, and he will find
Nowhere left to hide

I will lift her love and I'll break your spirit
I will dig a hole and I'll throw you in it
Only time will tell if we're all just cynics on the run
If we're all just cynics come undone

I was losing, now we're drawing
I'm not afraid to draw my blood
I'm not backing down
So I'd surrender 'cause you should
And face the truth
You raise the flag, I'll tear it down
Though you may have won the battle

But I'll take the fight to you
And your flag is on the ground
And your bones they rattle too
'Cause I'll break you
Your fear has now come true

I will lift her love and I'll break your spirit
I will dig a hole and I'll throw you in it
Only time will tell if we're all just cynics on the run
If we're all just cynics come undone
All just waiting for the gun
We are tied to the truth
The tie that binds me to you
I'm acting on my words
With all that I have heard
With honesty in mind
You will find
That I'm not the liar
See the truth in my eyes
No, I'm not the liar
See the truth in my eyes

I will lift her love and I'll break your spirit
I will dig a hole and I'll throw you in it
Only time will tell if we're all just cynics on the run

I will lift her love and I'll break your spirit
I will dig a hole and I'll throw you in it
Only time will tell if we're all just cynics on the run
if we're all just cynics come undone





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  1. Sarah C

    Genuinely don't know why these lads r not more popular. Amazing.... love ye we c ye every time the play in ireland. Fabtastic

  2. GianCork

    mmmmm..........it kinda reminds me a bit of this.......https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=UhlQBQ61OME

  3. Hudson Taylor

    Hey guys, Harry & Alfie here. We just want to say thank you for being such loyal fans over the years. We're looking back on old videos and you guys have been there throughout it all!

    Thank you so much. We love you!
    x

    Have a look at the video for our new single 'Back to You': https://youtu.be/GMR2pDfvF4I

  4. Hannah O Connor

    The harmony during the lines


    'I was open, now I'm hidden
    From the danger of his words
    I have found a good position
    And I'll play for what he's worth, and he will find
    Nowhere left to hide'


    is so eerie, it's amazing!

  5. First Name

    Thought it was Mumford & sons

  6. Aoife Horan

    I WILL DIG A HOLE AND THROW YOU IN IT🙌🏼🙌🏼🙌🏼

  7. Barrymackcomedian

    this is even better live

  8. Tearsforyears

    Please come back to sligo!!! I missed it!!!! Please!!!!

  9. Daniel MonkeyKing

    I was climbing, now I'm falling
    I've been pushed off by a man
    Who has made it to the top
    And now defends it 'cause he can
    And I have found a breach in his front line


    I was open, now I'm hidden
    From the danger of his words
    I have found a good position
    And I'll play for what he's worth, and he will find
    Nowhere left to hide


    I will lift her love and I'll break your spirit
    I will dig a hole and I'll throw you in it
    Only time will tell if we're all just cynics on the run
    If we're all just cynics come undone


    I was losing, now we're drawing
    I'm not afraid to draw my blood
    I'm not backing down
    So I'd surrender 'cause you should
    And face the truth
    You raise the flag, I'll tear it down
    Though you may have won the battle


    But I'll take the fight to you
    And your flag is on the ground
    And your bones they rattle too
    'Cause I'll break you
    Your fear has now come true


    I will lift her love and I'll break your spirit
    I will dig a hole and I'll throw you in it
    Only time will tell if we're all just cynics on the run


    If we're all just cynics come undone
    All just waiting for the gun
    We are tied to the truth
    The tie that binds me to you
    I'm acting on my words
    With all that I have heard
    With honesty in mind
    You will find
    That I'm not the liar
    See the truth in my eyes
    No, I'm not the liar
    See the truth in my eyes


    I will lift her love and I'll break your spirit
    I will dig a hole and I'll throw you in it
    Only time will tell if we're all just cynics on the run


    I will lift her love and I'll break your spirit
    I will dig a hole and I'll throw you in it
    Only time will tell if we're all just cynics on the run
    If we're all just cynics come undone

  10. Thais Dybax

    You are incredibly ❤️ Beautiful song!

  11. avetis stepanian

    i've spent SO LONG trying to find this song again after finding it! YOU HAVE NO IDEA! (I couldn't remember the name of it the first time I've heard it haha)

  12. Caribou Toasterbomb

    Does this remind anyone else of The Raven Cycle?

  13. avetis stepanian

    i have been looking for this song for SO LONG!

  14. Kanishk pratap singh

    Love it !

  15. Ben Creaven

    I was climbing, now I'm falling
    I've been pushed off by a man
    Who has made it to the top
    And now defends it 'cause he can
    And I have found a breach in his front line
    I was open, now I'm hidden
    From the danger of his words
    I have found a good position
    And I'll play for what he's worth, and he will find
    Nowhere left to hide
    I will lift her love and I'll break your spirit
    I will dig a hole and I'll throw you in it
    Only time will tell if we're all just cynics on the run
    If we're all just cynics come undone
    I was losing, now we're drawing
    I'm not afraid to draw my blood
    I'm not backing down
    So I'd surrender 'cause you should
    And face the truth
    You raise the flag, I'll tear it down
    Though you may have won the battle
    But I'll take the fight to you
    And your flag is on the ground
    And your bones they rattle too
    'Cause I'll break you
    Your fear has now come true
    I will lift her love and I'll break your spirit
    I will dig a hole and I'll throw you in it
    Only time will tell if we're all just cynics on the run
    If we're all just cynics come undone
    All just waiting for the gun
    We are tied to the truth
    The tie that binds me to you
    I'm acting on my words
    With all that I have heard
    With honesty in mind
    You will find
    That I'm not the liar
    See the truth in my eyes
    No, I'm not the liar
    See the truth in my eyes
    I will lift her love and I'll break your spirit
    I will dig a hole and I'll throw you in it
    Only time will tell if we're all just cynics on the run
    I will lift her love and I'll break your spirit
    I will dig a hole and I'll throw you in it
    Only time will tell if we're all just cynics on the run
    If we're all just cynics come undone

  16. Megan Sleeper

    if this video doesnt make u wanna put on a costume and run around the woods then ur inner child is dead

  17. Isabelle Ward

    Saw them live last month! Here I am now endlessly playing their videos

  18. LAurit

    Love your music guys! all my support for you

  19. imagineunicornsgf

    This song live is absolutely amazing!!! Y’all don’t understand !!

  20. Pablo Agami

    I absolutely love the fighting spirit behind the chorus. I will lift her love and I’ll BREAK your spirit, I will dig a hole and I’ll THROW YOU IN IT

  21. CJ CJ

    I think this song would be great for the next series of Peaky Blinders!

  22. My therapist is useless

    This song is grossly underrated. Deserves millions more views.

  23. Andy Conway

    Love this. Just Love it

  24. Elizabeth Tate

    Love this song

  25. cloudsandstxrs

    i forgot how much i lOVED THIS SONG OML

  26. Zevi

    I seen you play this on electric picnic and it was so good I just had to look it up.

  27. Sorch Xox

    How do you not have millions of subscribers????

  28. Maorimahara

    Thank you for your lovely concert at the "torvet" in Tønder last Sunday and for the unplugged performance at the Tønder Festival today - even if it was short. Just love your music and especially your harmonies and positiveness. Thanks a lot and have a good one tomorrow at Tønder Festival. Wish we could be there!!!! Cheers.

  29. Jamie Ingersoll

    Such an incredible song. I'm listening to it on the bus and trying not to get too into it! Whats your guys' inspiration for such awesome songs?

  30. Adam Kracik

    Please please please What is strumming pattern for this song? pls pls pls:)

  31. Damian OLeary

    big fan boys irish love keep it going god bless

  32. Carter Howlet

    The VIDEO is shit. I'm sorry, but it's shit. I would have done something with a MUCH more serious tone for this song than (quite literally) a bunch of little girls play-fighting. I mean, when I was listening to this I was imagining two close friends fighting on top a mountain, punching and throwing each-other until one emerged victorious at the last second. SOMETHING CLIMATIC.

    The MUSIC is outstanding, I like the softness accompanied by the quick changes in it's pace to create a negative/positive feel. GREAT job with the song itself and hey that's what were all here for right?

    yung bruhh

    I think you missed it but being in this video myself the theme is the Lord of the flies. It has a much deeper meaning than just a bunch of girls play fighting.

    Carter Howlet

    Which is????

  33. VolodroidSTARCRAFT

    i need strumming pattern please please please please:)

  34. Lizzie Loo

    Just stumbled upon this. Glad I did, it's fantastic! I wish you two the best of luck

  35. David Jevgenjevas

    can I have a free ticket when ye are going to be in creation dungarvan

  36. candy wall

    this song is everything

  37. Martha Martin-Foy

    Really awesome song 😊 loved the video as well, great work! 😊

  38. Dicas De Malta

    Love this song ❤

  39. Ophelia Strange

    okay can we talk about how badass these kids look? Like especially the girl with the doll head

  40. Lindsay Thomaston

    IT'S LORD OF THE FLIES

    Ozymandias King of Kings

    My thoughts exactly

  41. TheMakeupFascination

    I heard this on my Pandora station. LOVE this song!

  42. d_man87 ike

    Thanks to Murder By Death radio station on Pandora.

  43. Nova Leigh

    I absolutely love the spirit of this song, the video is rather charming too! I found this on Spotify, I really love that I get to discover so many talents on there I may have never heard of <3

  44. Arquitecto Asturias

    Suscrito !!!

  45. Athena Forsythe

    really loooovvvveee this

  46. Athena Pond

    I have no idea, how but this song made me cry. I've never cried from listening to a song before. That's how beautiful this is. The video just brings back the little moments from when I was a child. I absolutely adore it. Thanks for this. =)

  47. Kel S

    Can anyone else hear Mumford and sons in this song?

    jory clark

    it's the genre. indie folk

    Paulo Victor Cruz de Lima

    Yes! The very begging sounds like little lion man

  48. Araminta Hamilton

    Reminds me of Mumford and Sons' 'Little lion man'

  49. Alleph Natany

    😍😍😍

  50. lari

    💜💜💜💜💜

  51. Lara T

    OMG best Song ever!!! Just Loved u guys on Vevo discovery!

  52. Charles Baumgartner

    Such a moving piece of music, it grabs you, angers you, and you fight to the finish, the underdog have won, we've all come undone. inspirational, great vocals, percussion, and drums... what a blend, 5 stars

  53. Constance Pulley

    I've been listening to you guys for years and I am so happy to see you guys being so successful. your music helped me through dark times and I can't thank you guys enough. I absolutely love your music but I do miss your funny little youtube videos

  54. Charlotte Taylor

    Why oh why did you have to have a skiing accident, Harry? I was sooo looking forward to seeing you open for Gabrielle! More importantly though, get well soon!

  55. Olivia Hightower

    this music video reminds me of Featherstone by the paper kites

    Abby Parke

    I thought that too!

  56. Frankie Elise

    I absolutely adore your harmonies! Great to hear some truly great music again :)

  57. Naomi D

    I love this song

  58. amberlina 10

    Awesome song! :)

  59. Tiera Danheux

    This song deserves so much more

  60. Taylor Jae Thornton

    Currently obsessed.

  61. Qiwi Games

    Such a fantastic song! Goosebumps upon goosebumps upon goosebumps!!
    :-D

  62. Meabh Loughman

    Harry and Alfie, brilliant choons lads!!! I listen to them everyday !

  63. Kieth Collins

    I love Hudson Taylor so much.

  64. Victoria Ib

    This song takes all the air of my lung!

  65. Zoe Pratt

    Is the video influenced by Lord of the flies by Sir William Golding? It's very similar. Great song.

  66. Damian OLeary

    I mean aldo vs mcgregor fucking phone entrance music for the Irish boy not good great song keep it coming boys

  67. Damian OLeary

    aldosterone vs mcgregor song trust me he will win good song boys

  68. SupernovaStarxxx

    everyone please check out my sexy horse videos x

  69. Mark Twein

    Very nice song :D

  70. Syd M

    this song is beyond beautiful

  71. Mad Pariah

    THANK YOU PANDORA!

  72. Kat EB

    Loved this song since I heard Chasing Rubies in The Host. Fell in love with the ep. Excited to listen to the new album

  73. lemonstrevosgien

    Dick Rivers !

  74. Caroline Bonhomme

    I really love this song :) <3

  75. Kingm00n

    Is it just me or does this song totally sound like "Little Lion Man" from Mumford and Sons? I mean it's not bad, don't get me wrong, but I prefer Mumford and Sons^^

  76. Andrea M

    The guitar intro/melody reminds me of The Cave by Mumford and Sons

  77. Annica Potgieter

    FYI you reached some one all the way in Southe Frica with this amazing song beautiful!!

  78. Janour photo

    Simply great song!!!!!

  79. ToriLovable

    Lord of the Flies is one of my favorite books and to see a music video capture the concept in such a way, is truly eye opening. It gave me chills. This is truly amazing, I am speechless and I wish I could say more about it, because combining music with such a story as this is such a unique talent and I'm so glad someone was able to capture it like this. Brilliant.

  80. Dov

    So dahm weird i've loved this song for months and I just heard it on a sky movies advert congrats guys !, anyone else see the advert ?

    Cormac Slattery

    @Omar Little I know right 😂😂

  81. Akane Y

    amazing ! your voices, your style, the song, just everything ! and that moment 2:50 <3 Loove from France !! :D

  82. Carlyn Moser

    This. A thousand times this. The poetry to the lyrics and the video are incredible and the harmonies and melodies are addicting. This is my current 'repeat' song. Thank you for this amazing piece of artistic genius!

  83. Hannah Drohan

    these are fab

  84. Gev V

    not bad

  85. Namelessait

    I'm here for Niall 😍

  86. Vanessa Malik

    Niall brought me here. Thanks niall

    Vanessa Cuellar

    Samee :D

  87. Erin Neville

    Omg. Just had the weirdest de ja vu!! I recognise this song but I've never heard it before! (Really bloody glad i did hear it, its magnificent!!)

  88. MrBwinning

    For some reason reminds me of Lord of the Flies.

  89. Regivana Lima

    I love it!!!! <3

  90. Reece Courtney

    Seeing you on the 30th of May,so excited

  91. 90210xoxogirl

    Lord of the flies?

    Ellie Edwards

    @90210xoxogirl YES! I was counting all of the references haha

  92. Aubrey S

    I'm so in love with the piano in this song!

  93. sophie

    I love this song and I hope you keep making amazing music because we all love it! :)

  94. Kieran Toland

    fucking great

  95. Leo Nardo

    The debut from the Irish duo Hudson Taylor

  96. Jessica Vernon

    You guys are awesome, I remember watching your videos 4 years ago I'm so happy you've come so far!! Just incredible