James - Of Monsters & Heroes & Men Lyrics




Stray cats with fish heads, feeding their litters
Feral kids fight over rats, tailed from gutters
Bookie mouth brokers, rotten fruit sellers
Pickpockets, ghost through the crowd

He climbs onto boxes by market stall traders
Toothless and gray haired, thousand yard stare
He had a vision which broke the receiver
Receiving transmission, surface to air

Either way, I'm in awe of you
Either way, we'll survive

Conjuring devils, angels and demons
Only the children see shape to his tone
Laughing and crying, his song fell upon us
We buried his treasure along with his bones

Arms held aloft, away to the sky
Innocent witness, he testified
Drained of his purpose, he falls off the quayside
Absorbed by the ocean, rolled by the tide

Either way, I'm in awe of you
Either way, we'll survive
Either way, I'm in awe of you
Either way, we'll survive, we'll survive

Under the power lines which crackle and sparkle
Under the freeway, now, mostly rubble
The hungry still gather to fill up with stories
Of monsters and heroes and men

Under the stars, which prick us and call us
Connect us to hope that perfection's within
Is here on the ground, we're reckless and hopeless
Damned by the slip of a pen

Rambling poets, manic with vision
We are the drivers, yet we feel driven
Moths in the moonlight, fooled by a flashlight
Caught in a jam jar, gasping for air

Rambling poets, manic with vision
We are the drivers, yet we feel driven
Moths in the moonlight, fooled by a flashlight
Caught in a jam jar, gasping for air

Rambling poets, manic with vision
We are the drivers, yet we feel driven
Moths in the moonlight, fooled by a flashlight
Caught in a jam jar, gasping for air

Rambling poets, manic with vision
We are the drivers, yet we feel driven
Moths in the moonlight, fooled by a flashlight
Caught in a jam jar, gasping for air

Either way, I'm in awe of you
Either way, we'll survive, we'll survive





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James Of Monsters & Heroes & Men Comments
  1. kyriakos Tsaousis

    Ωραιος ρε φιλε!!!

  2. Anthony Dunn

    wow.. just put onto this by my pal...its pretty good... im fast coming to the realisation that these guys are waaaaay better than i initially thought....really enjoying their recent stuff.. they've been around since the early 90's..i remember "Laid"...which is all we got in Australia..I seen them last year?..2016..oops.. and sang along all night.. one of the best bands ive seeen live.....They are seriously rivalling Radiohead...lol

    Mewt

    they've actually been around since the early 80s believe it or not.

  3. GONEMAD1

    2018 and still listening to James!!!

    Craig Cullen

    Me too and for evermore

    luis lopes

    2019 still my favourite
    band

  4. bully ruf

    On an album that doesn't have a bad track on it, this song (along with Waterfall) is a standout - absolutely awesome song. I can listen to this over and over

  5. Cheryl Anderton

    1 word! James! :)

  6. Mikel Mousekawitzz

    Stray cats with fish heads, feeding their litters
    Feral kids fight over rats, tailed from gutters
    Bookie mouth brokers, rotten fruit sellers
    Pickpockets, ghost through the crowd

    He climbs onto boxes by market stall traders
    Toothless and gray haired, thousand yard stare
    He had a vision which broke the receiver
    Receiving transmission, surface to air

    Either way, I'm in awe of you
    Either way, we'll survive

    Conjuring devils, angels and demons
    Only the children see shape to his tone
    Laughing and crying, his song fell upon us
    We buried his treasure along with his bones

    Arms held aloft, away to the sky
    Innocent witness, he testified
    Drained of his purpose, he falls off the quayside
    Absorbed by the ocean, rolled by the tide

    Either way, I'm in awe of you
    Either way, we'll survive
    Either way, I'm in awe of you
    Either way, we'll survive, we'll survive

    Under the power lines which crackle and sparkle
    Under the freeway, now, mostly rubble
    The hungry still gather to fill up with stories
    Of monsters and heroes and men

    Under the stars, which prick us and call us
    Connect us to hope that perfection's within
    Is here on the ground, we're reckless and hopeless
    Damned by the slip of a pen

    Rambling poets, manic with vision
    We are the drivers, yet we feel driven
    Moths in the moonlight, fooled by a flashlight
    Caught in a jam jar, gasping for air

    Rambling poets, manic with vision
    We are the drivers, yet we feel driven
    Moths in the moonlight, fooled by a flashlight
    Caught in a jam jar, gasping for air

    Rambling poets, manic with vision
    We are the drivers, yet we feel driven
    Moths in the moonlight, fooled by a flashlight
    Caught in a jam jar, gasping for air

    Rambling poets, manic with vision
    We are the drivers, yet we feel driven
    Moths in the moonlight, fooled by a flashlight
    Caught in a jam jar, gasping for air

    Either way, I'm in awe of you
    Either way, we'll survive, we'll survive

  7. Lee Forrest

    Amazing song.....

  8. London Christian Thinkers

    Just Awesome!

  9. paul woolfrey

    TOP BAND,TOP VOCALIST,ALWAYS HAVE BEEN.LISTEN FROM DAY ONE AND YOU WILL FIND OUT WHY.

  10. JarlBalin

    it seems to be the James songs. I hope its fixed soon :)

  11. Skatoloidia

    :(
    I just saw that it is also unavailable for my own country too, even if i uploaded it from here.
    this must be recent..... :/

  12. JarlBalin

    what do you mean not availablein my country!? I'm from Wales! James is based in Britain!

  13. lolly corns

    Im going to bombard my 18 mth yr old daughter with James as she gets older. Im so scared that Music like this will just pass and fade away after this generation. How many of you James fans are singular in your love as no one around you has the devotion and understanding to get these songs apart from our own souls, You are so lucky if you know someone who knows these songs and loves them the same as you!

    elspeff

    Down with that plan, min. I will do the same with my own wee girl!

    sukalpa mondal

    I discovered James through this song two years back..and honestly, I will be listening to them like an addict till I die..once a JAMES fan , it is forever

    sukalpa mondal

    As long as we exist..James would never fade away..

    bully ruf

    I too truly discovered them around 2 years ago and listened to them exclusively every day for the next year - like you, they became my addiction. I still listen to them now and totally love them, but I have managed to reintroduce other music into my aural diet again - Superb band

    K Pas

    Gareth Lane James are a class act and I'm off to see them live tonight in Scarborough. Some bands are too good to fade away.

  14. Robert Pangborn

    I came to this by accident while looking up songs by Of Monsters and Men.

    I'm so glad I did.

    JORGE APARICIO

    My friend comitted the same error years ago. Now, I am here talking to you.

  15. UniverseIsPacman

    @Eyeofsauron2006 Can't say I really see the connection between McCarthy's novel and this song, that having been said inspiration doen't necessarily mean they have to be similar. It makes sense anyway that such a great song was inspired by an equally great novel.

  16. BoxerfanUK

    Aah the wonderful sound of James, listening to this band would be likened to someone pouring sweet honey into my ears. Not sure what makes their sound so great to connect with, but whether its the lyrics or the music, either way James.... I'M IN AWE OF YOU!!!!!!

  17. 2leighthurlow

    thanks for that i will check the book out, kind regards, they really have wrote some fine lyrics over the years and in my view the newer stuff is a lot deeper in thought.

  18. Eyeofsauron2006

    @2leighthurlow Tim Booth got the inspiration to write the lyrics for this song from reading a book called "The Road" by Cormac McCarthy. It's a good book, worth reading.

  19. 2leighthurlow

    can someone tell me who this song is about? one of my fav james tracks, i saw them live in dec 2010 but they did nt play it. . thus we didnt get booth s normally tellin us wot the song is about. anybody?

  20. chic thom

    i love this song,uses a lot of instruments perfectly..best being booths voice! 'he buried his tresure,along with his bones' class!

  21. cammyo91

    my name is cam. i like this song. and the leafs lol

  22. Wei Yin

    absolutely amazing