LaMontagne, Ray - Empty Lyrics

She lifts her skirt up to her knees
Walks through the garden rows with her bare feet, laughing
And I never learned to count my blessings
I choose instead to dwell in my disasters

Walk on down the hill
Through grass grown tall and brown
And still it's hard somehow to let go of my pain
On past the busted back
of that old and rusted Cadillac
That sinks into this field collecting rain

Will I always feel this way ‒
So empty, so estranged?

And of these cut-throat busted sunsets,
these cold and damp white mornings
I have grown weary
If through my cracked and dusted dime-store lips
I spoke these words out loud would no one hear me?
Lay your blouse across the chair,
Let fall the flowers from your hair
And kiss me with that country mouth so plain.
Outside the rain is tapping on the leaves
To me it sounds like they're applauding us,
The quiet love we've made.

Will I always feel this way
So empty, so estranged?

Well, I looked my demons in the eyes
laid bare my chest, said "Do your best, destroy me.
You see, I've been to hell and back so many times,
I must admit you kind of bore me."
There's a lot of things that can kill a man
There's a lot of ways to die
Yes, and some already dead that walk beside me
There's a lot of things I don't understand
Why so many people lie
Well, it's the hurt I hide that fuels the fires inside me

Will I always feel this way
So empty, so estranged?

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  1. Mittens4Kittens S.Crouching Tiger

    You’ll catch ticks
    if you’re walking through
    the tall brown grass 😞
    put on a jacket if you’re standing
    underneath the rain🤒
    Sad or happy, empty or estranged.🥧☕️

  2. Bay Bird


  3. tubeyou89119

    This is so good, please support the musician at his official site:

  4. S M M

    Unfortunately I haven't food money. Only I have alcohol purpose money. Even I haven't any bed . So I have to sleep in the floor as like road. That much poor & orphan I have to tell. Now understand bye bye. Strictly stay away from me.

  5. Jason Schaeffer

    Saw Ray at the Ryman Auditorium... one of the best concerts I've ever seen...

  6. Mr. Daman L Sun

    Since YouTube... I must admit I'm not ashamed to say that the comment section does affect how I precive or even like the song. I get to see real human stories associated with the songs and that make songs all the more beautiful. So is my feeling of this song now too.

  7. Bibiche Bob

    Quelle jolie chanson et cette mélodie ....❤️❤️❤️❤️❤️

  8. Peter Itemo

    Am just rewinding back so that I can read the comments and feel watery in eyes.. Love is a weapon

  9. Damien West

    Miss you Shiann...

  10. Juliet Panosian

    What a beautiful voice

  11. Universal nation

    What have I just discovered . My ears! They're loving it 😓😓😓😓

  12. Anurag Singh

    My anthem

  13. astralplainer

    It's bizzare how the people we were so intimate with eventually became total strangers filled with ignominy and cold stares.

  14. Karuna Poudel

    His voice😍

  15. Siddharth Shah

    This is good

  16. Mrria mm

    this is the rhythm of my mood swings

  17. Ipsheeta Paul

    2020 anyone?

  18. Wolfi L

    This is a beautiful and dark song. Thank you , so many of us, for many different reasons can relate, not because we feel the same, but because what we feel resonates ... Each of us unique in our feeling, but all of us relating to the beauty and the darkness.

  19. Jordan AC Gwyther

    Nine years ago my fiance left me for another. This was the song that I sang to make her fall in love with me on that summer night in Yangzhou. Having a good cry and enjoying V-day with a forlorn smile of optimism and hope!

  20. Misty Ellis

    Lyrics Are so specific yet all of us can relate

  21. Marie

    was there // past memories // Will be there soon

  22. Grecian Mouzaki


  23. Gordana V.


  24. Winnie clarito

    Ray songs is on my SoundCloud playlist!

  25. Xion Kale

    After 9 years of it's release I finally watched this movie. Have to admit , it was such a psychological treat ....

  26. Oohavahini Entertainment

    2020 And every day till eternity :)

  27. 迪空白肖像

    Here in 2020 anyone?

  28. Tilly tot

    Yes, on my playlist

  29. Daniela Werner

    I only feel empty with You Tiffy C.B.

  30. venomdunkerZ

    When the comment section is about someone leaving someone but you know you'll be alone forever..

  31. liquidationhaircare com

    never heard this before, shame

  32. Shaggy

    My English 3 teacher brought me here

  33. Phoenyx Wolfe

    Part Bob Dylan part Tracy Chapman

  34. Falesam

    Since my 20s this song always described my inner fellings word for word... and now I am 31 didn’t change. Is sad but at the same time comforting.

  35. TombStone Rebellion

    every second of every day.... this song takes me back to us.. the us we once were.. the us we'll never be again.. moonlit kisses, sunsets with drenched bodies soaked by a summer rain.
    The you I never knew
    The you I'll never hold again.. my soul yearns , my eyes pour an endless supply of tears .. the seconds feel like minutes
    The minutes ... hours..
    The hours... days
    The days years..
    It feels like eternity..
    and it's only been 3 months..
    The greatest lessons are the hardest to learn.
    The heart that bleeds is the the softest.. my soul is on fire as I burn in the hell of losing you..

  36. MrJackDanger

    Can we put this song in whatever the next western movie is?

  37. miss Verma

    Beautiful ❤️

  38. k k

    Okay, I need to find a happy song of his after this... My heart can't handle

  39. Val Lizardi

    "Will always feel this way"

  40. Samrat Singh

    2020 Still Listening <3

  41. Veronika Swan

    Detachment movie brought me here..❤

  42. John Doe

    Has to be the most powerful song I've heard

  43. aman maharjan

    Will i always feel this way?
    So empty, estranged!!!

  44. Marie

    started my CUDA 440 6.P HERE COME THE TICKETS

  45. Ashu Babbar

    I had a relationship of 8 long years now she married to someone else. I dnt knw what to do. I am passing through very difficult stage of my life...

    Nazreen c C

    Hey... will be alright somehow... things happen to happen...

    Irving Beltran

    It'll be okay

    Aditya Vikram


  46. Ashley Jeffers

    I've felt empty for 7 years because of losing people I love ....

  47. Victoria Elliott

    He reminds me of Joshua Radin

  48. groundhoglxi1

    I know this song is about a love affair gone, but so many of the words describe the loss of anyone. I lost my son to suicide 4 years ago and I feel this empty, this

  49. Jef E

    This and other fine emo tunes on my Playlist

  50. Dion Wilcox

    Anyone here because he was in Family Guy and you had no idea who he was?

  51. Frankenstein MatataZz

    Williamsport PA, as I walked hand in hand with my beautiful friend a chinchilla name Hokahay. We had a love so close and he was my best friend. When he died I felt the emptiness of not having the need to care or love any other.

  52. Marie

    HIS LOST ////



  53. Gail Parker


  54. White Crow 49

    "Will I always feel this way
    So empty
    So estranged?"

    Dear God...I hope not...

  55. Homagni Ray

    anyone here in 2020.

  56. Read-to-hell

    He never learned to count his blessings.
    He chose instead to dwell in his disasters..
    I saw him as a blessing. He never thought of me that way.

    Lost Daze

    Will [I] always feel this way

  57. Christian Friedman

    He looks so much like Paul Mccartney

    terry tibbs

    if Paul McCartney had plastic surgery to not look like Paul McCartney

  58. xotuesday

    When the sky has been black for so long, and you begin to lose hope of ever feeling the sun again in this lifetime, "empty" is the song that quietly plays in your head.

  59. JAG

    I think this song is happy

  60. Carlos Joel Garcia

    This is probably is best work. The poetic story of innocence and simplicity of love balanced with the dark serpent which is part of the human condition. Not only beautiful lyrics, but his interpretation of the song is unique and heartfelt.

  61. Aditya Chaudari

    i never learned to count my blessings
    i choose instead to dwell in my disasters

    ritvik kapoor

    call 911, suicide alert

  62. roven 08

    Please recommend similar songs (mellow music and life reflecting lyrics).
    I will start:
    Sara, oh Sara by Dylan

    Pam Bowen

    Paolo Nutini....Autumn Leaves

    Syed Aqib

    If I go I'm going by George

    Pam Bowen

    I Am Enough by Daphne Willis
    Shame On The Moon by Bob Seger

  63. Noel Casserly

    So empty. So estranged. Does anyone hear me!?

    Mia Vujacic

    yup we do

  64. it's cold here

    I found this song back in 2015 when I was a college goer. I used to listen to this song every morning and start my day with it. God I miss those days.

  65. Suvidh Khasgiwala

    Do yoga

  66. Wittski Whiskey

    Sounds so happy and sad simultaneously, reflecting the duality and absurdity of life. So beautiful.

  67. Champagne Papi

    2020 anyone??

    Corby Dinsburger

    @YouTube Is Wack I despise it so hard..its honestly close to how I feel about murders, and that is not a joke. I cant fathom needing that much attention or affirmation. Blows me away.


    2020 and forever

    Rajib Mustafa

    why not?

  68. MarV Jamali

    anyone in 2020?

    Aizam Adnan

    Ssup bruh 🤟

  69. tfranc347

    To anyone listening who needed to: no, you won’t always feel this way

    noaman ahmed Baig

    tfranc347 thank you

    Zalman Krause

    This too shall pass

    lamaa 19__

    Thank you

  70. shiv yadav

    2020...Anyone????????Hit a like...For this masterpiece...

  71. Talal Khan

    Most painful yet soo soothing song ❤😍

  72. Debabrat Goswami


  73. Free Spirit With Nature


  74. Indranil Mukherjee

    2020 anyone??

  75. Mustafa


  76. 100 subscribers with only one video challenge

    2020 anyone?

  77. Pratyush Srivastava

    Anyone in 2020 and beyond?

  78. Hima Varsha lady in the train (song)

  79. J Smith

    I love you Nahomy. Wish I could rewind time and do it all right.

  80. dgnty

    Guess Youtube recommended this to me because I was watching Family Guy and Ray Lamontagne was mentioned. Thanks, FBI guy.

  81. Dunja Nedeljkovic

    pure poetry <3

  82. What’s in a Name?

    When you’re laughing and crying at the same time 🌚⚡️

  83. Free Spirit With Nature

    Everyone you meet ,is fighting a battle of some kind ,so be kind , always . Brad Meltzer .
    The first chapter is just the intro , and then we’re all invited along ,together,on this beautiful journey,which we all have the power to embrace. ❤️

  84. Free Spirit With Nature

    I adore this song , lol, always in my bare feet ,and yeah laughing . Lying beneath my favourite tree ,eating a fresh 🍑. Lying there playing my guitar 🎸.

  85. Farhan Khan

    What a beauty. Feel empty

  86. puppy love

    The emptiness and loneliness in my life haunts me.

    Aj Murphy

    Me too ❤

  87. Elisa Vieira


  88. santos sousa

    Because they are on their purest form

  89. Erag HD

    I fucking love you. Remember that. No matter who you are. I love you. The world is crashing down as i write this, slowly and steadily. And i feel there is little room for unconditional love left, so here I am speaking to whomever may read this - i love you

    Robert Cronin

    I love you too...

  90. Marie


  91. Lanaana Sa

    my friend send me this song what does he mean I didn't get it

    mohamed aljaily

    He is in love with you trust me

  92. biplop dey

    anyone 2019?

    Bishal Pardhe


  93. Brandon Naar

    I remember a friend of mine from Greece had posted this song on Facebook during one of my tax seasons this year. It really hit me home and had me reflect a lot from my misfortunes in life. She and I didn't have the best relationship and I made the mistake trying to change her instead of understanding her pain.... it also didn't help I fell in love with her and caused a lot of pain for not being able to have her.... I was very selfish and knew that my actions would lead her to ghost me about a month ago. I haven't heard from her since and probably never will.... it's so sad because we were going to make plans to see each other in person. I don't think I could ever see her the same way again after everything. All I will say is that for the two years I knew Joanna she was a great person that came into my life and she will be missed dearly. If you are out there Joanna reading these comments while listening to this song.... this one is for you.

  94. Niyad Vahid

    Of all the things the internet gives me, nothing provides more joy than discovering such beautiful random melody. Pure joy ❤️

    Robert Cronin

    You're so's the music that is the most important for me - probably could give up everything else except internet access to music 🎵🎵🎵

  95. sujan Suzan

    I admit that i loved that girl whom i used to talk everyday for so long time and all of a sudden she stops talking. I wonder where i went wrong but still here with a empty heart.

    Camila Retamozo Hurtado

    Maybe something happened to her or maybe she just changed her mind on what she wanted. You focus on yourself and never forget that you should put yourself first on your list. You won't always feel this way.

    sujan Suzan

    Camila Retamozo Hurtado least thing I expected from her was reason to do so. I am working on my self.i am going to gym lately.
    Thank you