Lumineers, The - Submarines Lyrics




I believe submarines
Underneath deep blue seas
Saw the flags: Japanese
No one will believe me

Ran back to the town bar
And I told the people how
I had seen the submarine
And everyone laughed aloud

I did spy periscopes
Dead of night on the eastern coast
The police made them jokes
Told me I'd seen a ghost

Everyone thinks I'm a liar
No one knows the truth
If it was a bigger fire
I would be on the roof

Ships will rust in Baldwin Bay
(Let me go!)
No one trusts what I say
(I don't know!)
Oh my God, no one paid
(Attention!)
Overnight my hair turned gray
(Oh oh oh!)

In the end it boils down to credibility
I had none, so I will die with the secrets of the sea

(Submarine! Can't find me!)

Submarine...

(Submarine!)





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Lumineers, The Submarines Comments
  1. John Scagnelli

    Song starts at 0.37

  2. Sophie Stewart

    I love these songs!!!!

  3. Vicky Udechukwu

    2020?♥️

  4. El t-rexcito

    Que wena rola

  5. vnc

    Hi 2019

  6. Nassila Gh

    Still listening to this. October 2019

  7. Sanket Talekar

    Everytime at the beginning of this song i get the feeling of Billy's Green Day..

  8. Dheeraj Kumar

    Many times I've listened to this and read the lyrics. Can someone please tell me if I got this right:
    This guy is reminiscing all the fights that had happened, and especially a submarine he had seen which was bound to kill his country's folks, which he saved from or the submarine went back.
    Now, after all this time, no one knows about this, he carries his memories within himself, he has only himself for this.
    Correct me if I'm wrong.

  9. Justin Bailey

    I like to listen to this song while watching nuclear explosions.

  10. Mahé Manent

    I like this song so much it's seems I'm meeting an old friend when I listen to it

  11. Andy Ford

    Check out my cover of this song!

  12. Kenedy Arnold

    Their so underrated

  13. carl montefalcon

    Here in Phillipines we call our shit a yellow submarines

  14. ODST ZOMBIESLAYA

    Wait a submarine had a flag? Is that a thing? That doesn’t sound practical

    K MA

    Maybe painted on the hull.

  15. Noir R.

    This song has such a happy beat, but at the same time manages to stir something deeply nostalgic. The old man and sea town imagery is...very spot on.

  16. Nikki Hadidi

    have just discovered this and i’m in love

  17. hamza Hmaidi

    There is 1.3M people wating for new songs of the lumineers .

    Donna Palmer

    WOW Wicked! Here's hoping :) FYI This is a true event a German Submarine was spotted off the East Coast on the shore of Long Island, N.Y. & nobody believed the report :( We also had mega German U Boats from the Canadian coast to the Florida coast :( from an East coast gal... Peace :)

  18. Ramon C

    This has a Beatles vibe

  19. Alvaro CR

    2019 ♥️ 🇵🇪

  20. D.A. Jones

    This reminds me of my late grandfather that served in WW2 and was a prisoner in Bataan

  21. Regi II

    Somehow. I just did not like it at first... But then... 1 more time... and I was hocked xD
    Love your work!

  22. Arawn Hunter

    I believe in you!!! Don’t get consumed by negativity!!!!

  23. Geoffrey Clark

    the video kinda reminds me of aquaman NEAT

  24. Ayden Settle

    12/28/18

  25. i LEZIO

    People who dislike these have got no life smh..

  26. Maria Fernandes

    hey friendes

  27. Sandro Dassler

    Sensacional !!!

  28. grandeinterFC

    Submarines are a metaphor for thoughts, underneath 'deep blue seas' means the surface of the mind.
    No one 'believes' him means he looks for deeper truths, and everyone 'laughs alound' at him ...👍

  29. Lais Nascimento

    I remember when they used to have 600k ( subscribe ) , and nos they're 1,2mi . I'm so proud ♡

  30. Piotr

    Hej,
    I'm asking for help, it's just tough...
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    I will be grateful :)

  31. Noah Galvin

    Song starts at 0:37

  32. Jacob Simpson

    Add me on Instagram if you want to be friends and share music :) @jacobismew I love this song

  33. Alisson Gabriel De Carvalho

    Oi alguém ai do dia 20/06/2018

  34. Alvis Naorem

    I believe submarines
    Underneath deep blue seas
    Saw the flags: Japanese
    No one will believe me
    Ran back to the town bar
    And I told the people how
    I had seen the submarine
    And everyone laughed aloud
    I did spy periscopes
    Dead of night on the eastern coast
    The police made them jokes
    Told me I'd seen a ghost
    Everyone thinks I'm a liar
    No one knows the truth
    If it was a bigger fire
    I would be on the roof
    Ships will rust in Baldwin Bay
    (Let me go!)
    No one trusts what I say
    (I don't know!)
    Oh my God, no one paid
    (Attention!)
    Overnight my hair turned gray
    (Oh oh oh!)
    In the end it boils down to credibility
    I had none, so I will die with the secrets of the sea
    Submarine

  35. Katie

    this lowkey gives me 21 pilot vibes and I ain't even mad

  36. le Doc

    isn't this about operation cherry blossoms at midnight????

  37. Ryan Aldaher

    Pearl Harbor?

  38. Towed Array

    Very cool song and beautiful artful video. Amazing musicians and artists on display here.

  39. RobbHahn

    More likely he saw a German U boat on the east coast, they were there for real, torpedoing everything in sight at the beginning of the war before the navy got a handle on them.

  40. yikes

    I WAS LOOKING FOR THIS SONG FOR LIKE 20 MINUTES

  41. Bob Barker

    This is still a beautiful song

  42. Dixie Doggo

    OF MONSTERS AND MEN.

  43. Nostalgic inquisitor

    Lumineers 🙂

  44. Cadenthor

    0:28 Planet Express, Worm extermination crew!

  45. No Bias

    They should make more vids like this, give OMAM some competition, wait, did OMAM break up many moons ago? Nanna made her own song not so long ago.

  46. Terry Oye

    I love this song. It is just so awesome how they don't believe him and he blew up all the Japanese submarines and saved everyone I'm I awe it just tells a very very good story thank you lumineers for inspiring everyone I love all of your songs

  47. astricn00bs

    🐮🔪

  48. dorschi 2607

    Still one of my favourite songs at all :3

  49. oyonggo fomocci

    Saw the flags: Japanese .

    Then he mentions the "East Coast"
    LOLOLOL

    oyonggo fomocci

    still, really good song!

    oyonggo fomocci

    My interpretation; don't judge people, don't discard what they say as false, consider everyone's opinions, and if you disagree, don't just scorn them, you should try to teach them otherwise

    oyonggo fomocci

    It's about how people so often refuse to listen, and relates to a bigger picture that, though, we have eyes to see, we are blind, and how, even though we have ears to hear, we don't listen. We choose not to listen about what's under the sea. We choose not to see the submarines.

    oyonggo fomocci

    It can be taken so many ways... A song which is an analytical enigma... like Anton Chekhov's short story "The Bet"

  50. Tiago Bessa

    Submarinos

    Eu acredito em submarinos
    Sob o mar azul profundo
    Vi as bandeiras, japonesas
    Ninguém acreditará em mim

    Corri de volta para o bar da cidade
    E contei às pessoas como
    Tinha visto um submarino
    E todos riram de mim bem alto

    Eu vi mesmo um periscópio
    Na calada da noite na costa leste
    Os policiais fizeram suas piadas
    Me disseram que eu tinha visto um fantasma

    Todos pensam que sou um mentiroso
    Ninguém conhece a verdade
    Se fosse um incêndio maior
    Eu estaria no telhado

    Navios enferrujarão na Baía Baldwin (deixe-me ir)
    Ninguém confia no que digo (eu não sei)
    Oh meu Deus, ninguém presta (atenção)
    De um dia para o outro meus cabelos ficaram grisalhos
    (Oh oh oh)

    No fim das contas se resume a credibilidade
    Eu não tinha nenhuma, então morrerei
    Corrigir
    Com os segredos do mar

    (Submarinos)
    (Não podem me encontrar)
    Submarinos
    (Submarinos)

  51. Tiago Bessa

    Submarines

    I believe submarines
    Underneath deep blue seas
    Saw the flags, japanese
    No one will believe me

    Ran back to the town bar
    And I told the people how
    I'd seen a submarine
    And everyone laughed aloud

    I did spy a periscope
    Dead of night on the eastern coast
    The police made them jokes
    Told me I'd seen a ghost

    Everyone thinks I'm a liar
    No one knows the truth
    If it was a bigger fire
    I would be on the roof

    Ships will rust in Baldwin Bay (let me go)
    No one trusts what I say (I don't know)
    Oh my God no one pay (attention)
    Overnight my hair turned gray
    (Oh oh oh)

    In the end it boils down to credibility
    I had none so I will die
    With the secrets of the sea

    (Submarines)
    (Can't find me)
    Submarines
    (Submarines)

  52. scott slick

    It is an interesting observation, and no doubt one that most of us agree with. The songs are almost all perfect in their own way. If you go back to the 50s rock, early Beatles, earlier Sinatra, most songs ran about two to three minutes. Compare those to the surging anthems of u2 and Coldplay, and, well, you have apples and oranges. I was thinking about "New York" by u2, and how the verses just keep a comin'. Nothing wrong with that, either. But now having seen Lumineers warm-up u2 three times, their setlist is indeed marked by the brevity of the songs and how quickly they march through them. Like I said, interesting.

  53. Libby

    he looks like a teletubby

  54. SMEAGLES 58

    why does this sound like mcr

  55. NessGuy95

    I like how at the end a Japanese submarine goes by. He was right, and nobody believed him. So at the end it cruises by as his face is sad because nobody listened

  56. Lewis Williams

    What is this music video about?

  57. Zach Williams

    I don't know why but this is perhaps one of the saddest songs I've ever heard. This man has seen something that everyone discredits. They all write him off as a liar or as a crazy person. But he knows what he saw and because no one believes him he'll have to take it to the grave.

    All he wanted was someone to listen. Before he knew it he was old and no one cared anymore. He just wanted someone to listen.

  58. fruity eva

    Thank you so much for this amazing song:)

  59. Benjamin Wells

    Anybody know what this song is actually about. It seems like it was taking place during WWII(saw the flags, Japanese) but I'm not sure if that's what it's actually what its about or if that's just a symbolism anybody know.

  60. xyz abc

    I love the lumineers

  61. Studio M

    This song is amazing

  62. Mark Piro

    they end when they are ahead

  63. 55 Flying Narwals

    This my most favorite song from the Lumineers. I love how catchy it is. Why so short? sobs

  64. Shuford Harrison

    I'm a little older but great music is ageless

  65. Lucky Reaper06

    Isn't it about world war 2

  66. TheYounity

    I am Japanese and I find this song offensive! Tennōheika Banzai!!!

  67. LEBOBSKI25

    For his grandad. :-)

  68. Hopeless

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  69. Jacob Mphahlele

    by far my favourite

  70. Daniel Grancelli

    Me agrada el diseño de este video

  71. rob carric

    if an angel and a tyrant can see what love truly is, why cant the rest of the world

  72. Hadley Sadley

    I love this

  73. Nico Ulloa

    the best song
    good job guys

  74. Razzdizzle

    Learning this on piano!:) great song!

  75. Elrose Davis

    Awesome song..

  76. maria luiza

    song amazing, I love you guys

  77. wany 11

    love this song

  78. Pat Scoggin

    this song reminds me of my self because i claim to have seen a croc in my creek of oklahoma no one belives me please like if you believe me #alligators

    Pat Scoggin

    i know that but i live in wyandotte near seneca i seen the gator sink down i seen its legs and head i alsow seen three different gators they were atleast 10 ft

    James Cook Iii

    Pat Scoggin Hahaha this made my day #alligators4real

  79. Anthony Allegrezza

    ...by God.

  80. Anthony Allegrezza

    It's about being saved, having not asked to be, and fighting back from death.

  81. M Betts

    I always got a PTSD vibe from this. Like the shit he's seen and now all his mates are gone, and no one believes his stories. He's trapped down under/drowning in those memories, drinking them away.
    Anyway. Just my two cents wondering if anyone else got that vibe?

  82. ! !

    where are these people now

  83. RiDiculous2Ks

    Let me just analyze the biggest part of this song. A man sees a Japanese submarine and decides he should go tell everyone. He goes to a bar and tells everyone what he saw. Did he seriously just run into a bar full of drunks that are so shit faced they'd laugh at anything?

  84. Flyboy243

    My dad is a submarine enthusiast...he never served on board, built or wrote about them (save for the Subcommittee) but was an R/C modelmaker...and then he had children. I spent hours poured over his books about different submarines, countries' designs, history, technology and stories from sailors and officers who manned them from age 5 to 23.

    I think that what this music video captures best is the imaginative and curious energy that a young boy or storyteller can have...and it wouldn't be here if my Dad wasn't a submarine fan.

    I hope I can remember him with this cheerful song when he's gone...on patrol in the dark, blue nethersea.

    ! !

    Flyboy243 it's an old man not a boy

  85. RI_Frontiersman

    this is incredible animation. the song is one of my favorites
    it is so true

    beautiful

  86. Lenny

    Good song to watch porn to.

  87. Hope Broome Saunders

    anyone else get an of monsters and men vibe from the video??

    Agustin Garagorry

    i was thinking the same!

  88. Pip Salvador

    Run silent, Run deep.

  89. Liam Craig

    I'm addicted to your music after your bloody amazing performance at latitude festival. I love your music so much

  90. ceekayel

    what a dissapointment

  91. Anarchy Ducky

    Damn fukin good lol|!!!!! <3

  92. TREXBMX Trex

    Can u come to one of my bmx races

  93. Charlotte Holt

    I love this so much, such a beautiful song. 🎶