Julien Baker - Rejoice Lyrics




All of my friends live in a plastic bag walking around
Jumping the train tracks, over the fence, veins all black
Sleep on a bench in the park on my birthday
Call the blue lights
Cursed your name when I find I'm still awake

Give me everything good, and I'll throw it away
I wish that I could quit but I can't stand the shakes
Choking to smoke, or singing your praise
But I think there's a god and he hears either way when I rejoice and complain
I never know what to say

But I think there's a god and he hears either way when I rejoice and complain
Lift my voice that I was made
And somebody's listening at night with the ghosts of my friends when I pray
Asking "Why did you let them leave and then make me stay?"
Know my name and all of my hideous mistakes
But I rejoice. I rejoice. I rejoice. I rejoice





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  1. Probably Ben

    She's a poltergeist in my stupid house of a mind

  2. Dj 7DEHB

    2019*****

  3. Mike Schunke

    some times I get lost....but here's what pulls me back...😊😊

  4. 1987Magnus

    What an incredible statement:"And somebody's listening at night with the ghosts of my friends when I pray Asking "Why did you let them leave and then make me stay?" And you know my name and all of my hideous mistakes but I rejoice."Being still and knowing He is God is so hard.  However, God shows his love towards us in that while we are still against him Christ died for the ungodly so He could make a final way.  God is far more concerned about the state of our hearts, our rejoicing in Him.  No one knows how to do that perfectly.  But I am so glad Julien Baker has put words around it.  Its not about sin.  Its about love.  Its always been about love.

  5. Tasha Starlight

    How can a song named "Rejoice" make me cry

  6. skyhigh315

    my heart

  7. Lucas Brown

    This is the cause of my tinnitus.

  8. Mattatron 9666

    Holy fuck
    This is so beautiful

  9. Jude Miller

    make me feel, dammit

  10. Ed Gepixel

    Whoa... This song might change my life.

  11. Chace Maye

    This is so fucking good.

  12. Nicholas Johnstone

    Let them leave and make me stay, when you know my name and all my hideous mistakes

  13. Nicholas Johnstone

    " veins all black" "I wish that I could quit but I can't stand the shakes" talking about Heroine?

  14. ronan houston

    I’ve never missed a live show when she comes to my state and it’s my proudest achievement

  15. Beatriz Penteado Rodrigues

    EU TE AMO CARALHOOOOOOOOOOO

  16. samuel beckett

    Superb talent

  17. Warlock™

    REJOICE

    All of my friends, a plastic bag
    Walking around, jumping the train tracks
    It's over the fence, veins all black
    Sleep on a bench in the park on my birthday
    Call the blue lights
    Cursed your name
    When I find I'm still awake

    Give me everything good
    I'll throw it away
    I wish I could quit but I can't stand the shakes
    Choking smoke, singing your praise
    But I think there's a god and he hears either way
    I rejoice, and complain
    I never know what to say

    But I think there's a god and he hears either way
    And I rejoice, and complain
    Lift my voice, that I was made
    Somebody's listening at night
    The ghosts of my price when I pray
    Asking, "why did you let them leave
    And then make me stay?"
    Know my name and all of my hideous mistakes

    I rejoice, I rejoice

    I rejoice, I rejoice

    Songwriters: Julien Baker
    Rejoice lyrics © Kobalt Music Publishing Ltd.

  18. Colour By Numbers

    Her performance is absolutely amazing! Pouring her soul out for an audience.

  19. Carl Simon Dela Cruz

    Does anyone have any idea how she gets that specifc tone? I mean, aside from the effects and amp setting, of course. You think she changed the pick ups of that tely?

  20. Rory Gibson

    Why did you let them leave and then make me stay??

  21. Alicia Lutz-Rolow

    Good song...singing her feelings out load...I can see why she is one of your favorite singers son...

  22. Keenan Diggs

    2:53, poetically feigns a guitar playing mistake to sync with the lyrics "my hideous mistakes"

  23. culota

    Wow that last part did me. I'm a mess now

  24. samuel beckett

    She should win a Grammy for this

  25. wankywithachance

    Cried out loud in public when she performed this in concert. The lyrics really get to me...

  26. dandand317

    how could anyone dislike this

  27. JD Rivera

    im inlove with her music. gold

  28. Hulk H

    It starts at 1:38

  29. Objective Freethinker

    Gave me goose bumps. Gorgeous.

  30. Duke Cleve

    Blown Away!.........

  31. Zachary Kynaston

    This song fucking broke me

  32. Challe Balle

    2k likes for what I would call musical perfection breaks my heart

  33. Dexter Gardner

    All of my friends live in a plastic bag walking around
    Jumping the train tracks, over the fence, veins all black
    Sleep on a bench in the park on my birthday
    Call the blue lights
    Cursed your name when I find I'm still awake

    Give me everything good, and I'll throw it away
    I wish that I could quit but I can't stand the shakes
    Choking to smoke, or singing your praise
    But I think there's a god and he hears either way when I rejoice and complain
    I never know what to say

    But I think there's a god and he hears either way when I rejoice and complain
    Lift my voice that I was made
    And somebody's listening at night with the ghosts of my friends when I pray
    Asking "Why did you let them leave and then make me stay?"
    Know my name and all of my hideous mistakes
    But I rejoice. I rejoice. I rejoice. I rejoice

  34. Jacob Gamble

    Voice of an angel, incredible guitar tone, raw honest emotion. This song hits me hard. Thank you

  35. Rafaela Oliveira

    2:05min I started cry..

  36. Forrest Burton

    Also, this song sounds so good with that Tele. I believe the record was done with an acoustic.

  37. Forrest Burton

    The expressions she makes while singing adds all the passion.

  38. Caleb Knott

    Listening to Julien Baker is akin to religious experience.

  39. Mighty Micah

    Thank you for existing, Julien Baker

  40. Bradey Haslam

    Love Julian Baker,
    Just want too give her a massive hug.

  41. Fran Tato

    escuchar esto es dejar que la musica me abra a la mitad y me salga todo lo que tengo adentro

  42. bclikesyou

    About once a month, I always come back to this song. There are some real goddamn feelings going on here.

  43. HerrPorinski

    is there a story to that song? did it come out by kind of depression or frustration or did she witnessed something worse?

  44. The Volume Collective

    I know why this one made the list! Sick!

  45. theplantprinccess /

    All of my friends live in a plastic bag walking around
    Jumping the train tracks, over the fence, veins all black
    Sleep on a bench in the park on my birthday
    Call the blue lights
    Cursed your name when I find I'm still awake

    Give me everything good, and I'll throw it away
    I wish that I could quit but I can't stand the shakes
    Choking to smoke, or singing your praise
    But I think there's a god and he hears either way when I rejoice and complain
    I never know what to say

    But I think there's a god and he hears either way when I rejoice and complain
    Lift my voice that I was made
    And somebody's listening at night with the ghosts of my friends when I pray
    Asking "Why did you let them leave and then make me stay?"
    Know my name and all of my hideous mistakes
    But I rejoice. I rejoice. I rejoice. I rejoice

  46. MurfsYT13

    It feels like this song was written by Kurt Cobain. Brilliant.

  47. Stephen McDougald

    my goodness

  48. Matt Ball

    When she lets it rip toward the end of the song, her voice reminds me of Iggy Pop

  49. Kieran Cavanaugh

    This is... Indescribable. I just transported somewhere else

  50. Bella Luna

    "On my way... On my way.. I'm lost,
    say everything I have to say at your heartaches cost,
    on my way, on my way to the grave...
    but here you got me sought,
    wadding in your smile and your beautiful scoffs.
    Your eyes keep me here and your heart gives me warmth,
    But still I'm only living holding on to what was once...

  51. Patrick McAdams

    anyone else hear a little Hayley Williams @2:05

  52. Al Sade

    brilliant !!

  53. Sebastian Durkin

    Same feeling as when you listen to Jeff Buckley for instance.

  54. A R

    as this talented Angel gains more popularity, haters will come, making mean comments about how she looks when she's singing the high notes and I'll be here to kill them one by one :)

  55. KeSch

    i can die happy i guess ....

  56. Andrew Ross

    I wish I believed in the sky magician so I could have this song at my funeral.

  57. Mustafa Ceylan

    detayların en harikasısın aq

  58. Chandler Scott

    Honestly I like this better than the studio version

  59. Rob Zapol

    For the life of me I don't know how the host is so low key at the end of this instead of exclaiming something like "Holy Fuck!"

  60. Kingsfan 91

    Goosebumps

  61. Narondie

    Love this song live

  62. Brandon

    Asking "Why did you let them leave and then make me stay?" :(

  63. GhostlyJorg

    I love there's a half 'off' note when she sings "my hideous mistakes"

  64. Matthew Hankins

    This is my all time favorite performance of this song. It has the capability to give me the same feeling I had from the first time I watched it to every time after. Simply the best.

  65. msfattytroll

    All of my friends live in a plastic bag walking around
    Jumping the train tracks, over the fence, veins all black
    Sleep on a bench in the park on my birthday
    Call the blue lights
    Cursed your name when I find I'm still awake

    Give me everything good, and I'll throw it away
    I wish that I could quit but I can't stand the shakes
    Choking to smoke, or singing your praise
    But I think there's a god and he hears either way when I rejoice and complain
    I never know what to say

    But I think there's a god and he hears either way when I rejoice and complain
    Lift my voice that I was made
    And somebody's listening at night with the ghosts of my friends when I pray
    Asking "Why did you let them leave and then make me stay?"
    And you know my name and all of my hideous mistakes
    But I rejoice.

  66. PixieQuin

    anyone know the tuning for this song?

    ripely-pine

    PixieQuin drop d!

  67. Altoids

    don't be so hard on yourself Julien!

  68. Calebe Azevedo

    The host on this video looks one of those guys who doesn't matter what is the topic of the conversation always had something nice to say about it.

  69. James

    I don't know what happened, but the pickup noise right at 2:54 sounds like the small bit of thunder in her voice.

    Pär Strandberg

    It's just a tasty palm mute on the guitar ;)

    Andrew D.

    James H did you also notice it's when she sings the words "hideous mistakes?" It's all deliberate. What an incredible performance.

  70. Dylan R

    Ugh, Julien Baker <3. Talk about being able to take your breath away.

  71. Mitch Goetz

    I think I'm in love.

    Cody Ewok

    yeah... same

  72. alxivnttc

    I read Joyce : )

  73. GhostlyJorg

    The Audiotree recordings of miss Baker are some of the best, including the audio quality. So clear. As good as or better than the album

    Adam Ambrus

    imho even better, they sound more.... raw

    Nicholas Johnstone

    Better IMO

  74. Michael Sulista

    Bone chilling

  75. Brian Koch

    Goosebumps...

    David Hillewig

    Was gonna comment the same thing ;-)

  76. Jake S

    There is a God Julien; that God does hear you; and that God loves you!

  77. GrizzledGrizzly

    So, i would much rather listen to her being played on the radio other then half of the "musicians" now-a-days. This is mind blowing,and she deserves waaaaay more recognition. BUT! That's just me

  78. probchild85

    A song like that can only come from the soul, pure and raw the way music was meant to be.

  79. degas

    I came in like a wrecking ball? Plus 80's bush....minus the way better tone and eyebrows. err ahhh....

  80. Hodgepodge

    He hears either way.

    Narcissism Incarnate

    How can he not? She’s very loud.

    Ed Gepixel

    No he doesn't. But it would be cool if there were anybody upstairs to hear anything.

    Memento Mori

    @Ed Gepixel I'm not religious or preachy, but how do you/we know if there's someone up there watching or hearing us? The only reason I'm Agnostic is because just as there's no solid proof of a God existing, there's definitely no solid proof there isn't. I've resolved myself to thanking and speaking to "God" in my alone time. If God doesn't exist, what do you have to lose by doing that?

    Ed Gepixel

    Memento Mori

    If you believe anything that's not real, what do you have to lose? It depends. It might be nothing, it might be everything.

    It depends on the length one takes their belief to. Does it influence life choices, career path, social interactions, and what people think about themselves or the meaning of life?

    You seem to think belief is at least harmless. To you as an individual, maybe. To humanity as a whole, belief was definitely harmful.

    In some kinds of Christianity in particular, more than others, believers have an outlook of thinking themselves under permanent threat. Fear is their paradigm: fear of the worldly corruption, fear of Satan's temptation, fear of God's rejection.

    Between war, terrorist acts, mass suicide, cultish behavior, fearing modern culture and the bland wide-spread not living out your life, I'd say faith can do plenty of harm.

    When I said there's nobody upstairs I meant the Christian God. I didn't say there's nothing divine anywhere. Maybe the Tao is looking out through your eyes right now. But who knows really?

    Might just as well say simply there's no God in any shape and size anywhere. Until further notice.

    Ed Gepixel

    Memento Mori

    And I totally get behind your point on prayer. Sometimes I send a well-meaning thought or a protective wish out into the universe. Even though I don't hold actual belief in any deity, I wish someone well-meaning was actually in charge upstairs.

  81. John Dijk

    A moment of silence please for the 5 tone deaf, insensitive people. ...

  82. vera rose

    Another good one! she is absolutely awesome. the best music r the ones that come from your own blood , sweat n tears..

  83. Sdcombo

    This song is damn emotional, really strong. She's looks so tiny, I just want to like, hug her after hearing that sniff at the end.

  84. bl00sub

    Really love that little pat she does on the strings when she sings "hideous mistakes". Every version, every time.

    Samuel Torres

    Wow. Great catch. I owe you one.

    Johan Lenntorp

    Same. Wow.

  85. Gonzalo Arco Lucero

    wow! es completamente bella la letra y la música!

  86. dd23

    One of the most emotional songs I have heard in years! Truly amazing!
    But, did anyone notice that she's wearing the headphones the wrong way round? Check for the "R", which you can clearly see on the right (= the left from her perspective) at around 2:40. I noticed, cause I'm wearing the same ones right now. Doesn't matter though, cause the guitar and her voice is inherently mono.

  87. Kevin Stu

    Oh shit when that guitar riff comes in at 0:43

  88. Chuck Kaslow

    It's near impossible to listen to her full album and not cry at least once or twice. Her, her voice, and her lyrics are all beautiful. And the single guitar makes the lonely/sadness of her music all the more punctuated.

  89. Anna Weiss

    Listening to the lyrics.. i just want to cry

  90. MrMotherfuck123

    Let´s say this: gnarly.

  91. Sim Barr Fidel

    I cannot wait to hear more from this woman! A unique voice ...

  92. Hot Jesus

    I love this particular performance because she really starts slow and almost too weak before blowing your fucking mind apart.

    Oscaracer

    Awesome account name!

    Amelia Kowal

    Hot Jesus yes.

  93. TheEpongeMan

    That snif at the end killed me, help

  94. Aditya Sur Roy

    After Chon you are the best artist I have seen in this channel. You have one the most beautiful voices which can scoop out the most hidden memory of the heart and let it cry out. Carry on doing the great work. I might have heard this song 1000+ times and I can on listening to it forever.Rejoice

  95. varethika

    julien save us!

  96. sketchwish

    lovely....~