James Blake - Modern Soul Lyrics




I know a crossroads where I see him, see them
I want it to be over, I want it to be over
So I swim to you while I'm sleeping
Through sage green rivers of England

I see the scenery changes, changes
I want it to be over, I want it to be over
When I don't think of you, the willpower
What I didn't see was
I was talking to so many people at once
I had no idea I was
I had no idea of the difference between
The way I saw your face and the way it was

Because of a few songs
Because of a few songs
Because of a few songs
Because of a few songs
Because of a few songs
Because of a few songs
Because of a few songs
Because of a few songs

I remember laughing
To take that away from you
To take that away from you
I remember laughing
I remember laughing
To take that away from you
To take that away from you
I remember laughing
The smaller the waves
You let me down
No longer I will defend you
The smaller the waves
You let me down
No longer I will defend you
(Because of a few songs)

I want it to be over, I want it to be over
I want it to be over, I want it to be over
I want it to be over, I want it to be over
I know a crossroads where I see him, see him
I want it to be over, I want it to be over
I want it to be over, I want it to be over
I want it to be over, I want it to be over





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  1. Weeela

    This sends me through the atmosphere, into the universe. Every time.

  2. ninjastah

    timeless

  3. pinky winkyy

    Incredible !!

  4. Brenden Singh

    There's something about this upload that sounds better than the album version, like there's a bit more depth to it? Maybe I'm just imagining things

  5. Samuel Yurchak

    1:42-2:03. That moment in the song is literally the most beautiful music I’ve ever heard.

  6. Julion M

    I can't wait for next week, I'm so excited thinking about it that I almost want to cry, but until then I'm stuck in this prison of emotions and lies, you can say I'm a good actor keeping this facade for this long, I'll miss them for sure but it's something that I need to have a clear mind.

  7. adamjuice

    "Through sage green rivers of England" ❤️

  8. Ozkkismo

    PERRYELLIS18

  9. Ozkkismo

    DEMASIADAS SUPSDFRICPSIONES

  10. Belinda G

    I know a crossroads where I see them, see them
    I want it to be over, I want it to be over
    So I swim to you while I'm sleeping
    Through sage green rivers of England

    I see the scenery changes, changes
    I want it to be over, I want it to be over
    When I don't think of you, the willpower
    What I didn't see was I was talking to so many people at once
    I had no idea I was
    I had no idea of the difference between
    The way I saw your face and the way it was

    Because of a few songs

    I remember laughing, to take that away from you
    To take that away from you, I remember laughing
    I remember laughing, to take that away from you
    To take that away from you, I remember laughing
    The smaller the waves, you let me down
    The longer I will defend you
    The smaller the waves, you let me down
    The longer I will defend you (because of a few songs)

    I want it to be over, I want it to be over
    I know a crossroads where I see them, see them
    I want it to be over, I want it to be over

    Songwriters: James Blake Litherland

    Modern Soul lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing LLC

  11. Scarlett

    he looks like that boy from 13 reasons why

  12. Alejandro Ramírez García

    2:43 it’s like an explosion in the ears. Damn good

  13. -ˏˋ maria ˎˊ-

    Having a mental disorder crisis at 4 a.m. Being alone. Music is saving me.

  14. Marcus

    The instrumental is beautiful and haunting like staring at a beksinski for too long..

    Ronny P

    Markus Vest i just looked at some of his art
    while i listened to this good call , go to a gallery of his work
    with James Blake on your headphone could be unbelievable ..

  15. Emmanuel Gapud

    God, I love everything this man has made, I don't care if I'm a few years late discovering him.

  16. FaRoss Wright

    I'm about to see him live, and I'm probably going to shit my pants. jsyk

    Ronny P

    Wear 2 pairs..

  17. Scarlett

    I'm so happy this came on my recommended he's a genius so pure. protect james blake at all costs

  18. Ash'a Thompson

    omg omg omg the voice😭😭❤️

  19. HAGGIS .MCHAGGIS

    That guy's fucking amazing.

  20. Ingo Miguel

    this is such an epic song

  21. zonegirl90

    old enuf to be your nanny; fuck that - love what you make you friends do. So love yr music.

  22. Janko Celebic

    WiFi+LoFi

  23. GING

    “The next one is a new song from me. This is called modern soul”

  24. Terry

    This is truly one of the best pieces of music I've ever listened too, I can hear his heart and soul in the track . Thank you Mr B

  25. Wolverine

    Ryan Gosling is that you?

  26. shellboy1978

    mostly the unique atmosphere he creates is why i love his work..

  27. Persil Haché

    Waoo quelle voix! Merci

  28. Billy Ray Valentine

    Yay, more high-pitched male vocals. Because that’s what we need right now.

  29. nahumpaul85

    tom misch and jame blake please please please do a co lab or show!!!

  30. TheSoulmusik

    https://twitter.com/GoudreauFrancis

  31. Tiffany Sewell

    Eargasm

  32. kay dee

    His music is extremely therapeutic

  33. Elle Deeyen

    This song is perfect song to release a few tears, pick up up your face and move on with life. I love it.

  34. Stayson Shaw

    all i need is the first 2:01 and im good

  35. Angel Puente

    beautiful song it helps heal my broken, cold, scarred up heart that i have
    it allows me to express myself in a way I thought I was never able to do so!

  36. Alexander Goodwill

    Wow that segue at the end is a rough transition from James's voice haha.

  37. Alison Dilnutt

    I want to hear you sing with Elizabeth Frazer.

  38. sysko87

    Holy fkin shit

  39. Luis Hernández

    I know a crossroads where I see them, see them
    I want it to be over, I want it to be over
    So I swim to you while I'm sleeping
    Through sage green rivers of England
    I see the scenery changes, changes
    I want it to be over, I want it to be over
    When I don't think of you, the willpower
    What I didn't see was I was talking to so many people at once
    I had no idea I was
    I had no idea of the difference between
    The way I saw your face and the way it was
    Because of a few songs
    I remember laughing, to take that away from you
    To take that away from you, I remember laughing
    I remember laughing, to take that away from you
    To take that away from you, I remember laughing
    The smaller the waves, you let me down
    The longer I will defend you
    The smaller the waves, you let me down
    The longer I will defend you (because of a few songs)
    I want it to be over, I want it to be over
    I know a crossroads where I see them, see them
    I want it to be over, I want it to be over

  40. BeautyisherBeing

    I feel the same way, I want it to be over, I want it yo be over.

  41. Christos Polydorou

    This is a bit too much. Excruciatingly beautiful. What an artist!

  42. Simone Baker

    Marry me.

  43. Futures

    this might be on blade runners headphones one dark bright night in the futures now

  44. Cléo Mênia

    love love love.

  45. zalo813

    So magical, unlike anything else.

  46. Justin Harris

    Simply an Einstein Moment in MUSIC,Blake is Awesome!

  47. rb the sunset loner

    I really want a music video for this song. Really, really, want one.

  48. MATKA NATURA :] XX

    punk not death :)

  49. aida sevilla

    yES lOVE

  50. user name

    not the same song we heard in preview of this album

  51. paranoidandroid1997

    recuerdo que reia
    recuerdo que reia

  52. Flowhannesburg

    Sounds a bit like Kendrick's ADHD

    rb the sunset loner

    Is that a bad thing?

    rb the sunset loner

    Not much.

    Flowhannesburg

    It's not a bad thing at all

    Ronny P

    Sunish? i gave you a thumbs up for
    putting me onto ADHD nice..

  53. Angelina Smith

    AMAZING LOVE IT

  54. לי עצמון

    wowww the end of this song...

  55. kwanda Ngubane

    Can't wait for some one to say " some dumb tv show bought me here"

    Ronny P

    A "dumb tv show did bring me here" it was so dumb i switched it
    off and decided to play music instead..

  56. ROGUE BEATZ

    TOTALLY ADDiCTED !!!! One of those tracks that completely connect within oneself ..

    " I know a crossroads where I see them, see them ...
    I want it to be over, I want it to be over
    So I swim to you while I'm sleeping
    Through sage green rivers of England
    I see the scenery changes, changes ...
    I want it to be over, I want it to be over "

  57. Cherry Darling

    A million of those views are mine

  58. Nestor Azevedo Pestana

    i love his voice - wondering if he is this good in sex

  59. Avah Brousseau

    I cry during his songs :')

  60. gnarmarv2

    MY SOUL =0

  61. Carly Barnes

    THAT VOICE THO =)

  62. waz

    finally,,,

  63. Ms Ita

    Just beautiful

    Krzysztof Dylong

    Yes real magic !!!

  64. rb the sunset loner

    So much hate for a great artist. Fuck all of you.

  65. BeautyisherBeing

    His voice makes me faint goodness!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  66. Sebastian Morales

    voz increible, excelente compositor!! brillante

  67. Melis Luman

    Strange...

  68. keirthms

    Make it stop, the world does not need another fucking sam smith. This bloke sings like ha has a vagina, grow some fuckin balls man.

    rb the sunset loner

    Who cares?

    rb the sunset loner

    Plus this guy is better than Sam Smith. James has been making music before Sam Smith too. So your're half wrong.

    keirthms

    They are both terrible, sound like women.

    rb the sunset loner

    +keirthms so how do you want a man's voice to sound like?

  69. Mikel Green

    Next James Bond theme ? Would love to see james blake do it

  70. Laura Rossi

    Pura magia.....

  71. Learning Now

    One of the best musicians to ever live- no understatement.

  72. A Ca

    This album really highlights his songwriting talent. It's always been prevalent, even in his earliest albums, but you can really see the evolution and maturity coming to fruition here. Well done as always, James.

  73. M DH

    I wanna tip you over, wanna tip you over.. 😍

  74. Clockwork

    sounds like a radiohead song or thom Yorke. I think it's the chorus..great song..

  75. G S

    love the break down "I remember laughing to take that away from you" it is perfect

  76. Ian Denchasy

    This song makes me wish for the days of my dad's McIntosh amp, Oracle turntable (with Goldbug cartridge), and Klipsh Horn speakers filling our living room with beautiful sound.

  77. Kallisto Aquila

    a Fakey bLak

  78. RDSNT

    Once you go BLAKE, you'll never go back

  79. compauk

    Unreal. Absolutely unreal. Thank you James

  80. kaylashalaylaaaaa

    James and radiohead belong together... Someone could've told me thom Yorke sang the backup vocals to this song and I would've believed it

  81. paranoidandroid1997

    i wanted it to see what's all the fuss about, i get it now.

  82. ElizeNicole101

    I want to see James and Sohn collaborate, if that ever happens, my heart would explode.

  83. Marc Spindel

    When I go for a run and hear the cicadas chirping, I start humming this melody.

  84. ADAPT

    Haunting

  85. Flat ED

    Love his music, hate his voice...

    Daniel Gimberg

    @edised71 gotta agree Thom Yorke's vocals make me anxious too, but it really works with his music i would say. Especially in his more electronic solo album. But if that's not your thing it is ok :)

    Flat ED

    +Dan “BTTG” Gimberg I used to be a big Radiohead fan, but lately I can't take Yorke's voice anymore, he sounds like a parody of himself, as for James Blake I really can't stand that hi pitch eerie voice, I know it's quite trendy at the moment but his music is top notch

    Daniel Gimberg

    @edised71 Before overgrown James used to alot of music without vocals, Like CYMK, Klavierwerke ( especially his live version ) and he used to make alot of remixes under an different name : "Harmonimix" you could check some of that out :)

    Flat ED

    +Dan “BTTG” Gimberg Oh yes thanks, I know some of his instrumental works, I host a radio show and I have played some of his music, I just don't dig his vocal work, not saying it's bad as it seems a lot of people enjoy it, it just doesn't do it for me, if you want to check my eclectic radio show :) http://www.mixcloud.com/flat-ed/

    Daniel Gimberg

    @edised71 cool that you own a show ! and dont worry i understood what you said, you indeed never critized his vocals you just said you didnt like them, wich is totally ok :) and ill check it out for sure.

  86. johnnyborealis

    On heavy rotation

  87. Tony Vilaysack

    Always have this song in my head now.

  88. Kaitlyn Shokes

    I love him so much !!!!! This song is so perfect

  89. Eve Jacobs

    Listening to this with headphones in is bliss

  90. Eve Jacobs

    Can't wait for the fucking album

  91. Gene Kang

    Those panned cymbal crashes are great.

  92. Lucy B

    UR ON THE BLOODY BEYONCÉ ALBUM MATE

  93. ESTACAO9ANO

    Cara, eu estou viajando muito nessa música! Amo!!

  94. DanielR

    I didn't knew about the existence of this masterpiece, shame on me

  95. Yining Fan

    A huge progress from last LP! (along with Radio Silence)

  96. Ryan Doleman

    I want to tip you over, want to tip you over

  97. sophie_stiquey

    Listen to this and chill...

    pumakel1

    James Blake and chill