Maccabees, The - Ayla Lyrics




Aimless am I
listless I'm the blunt of the knife
Drifting to the corners of life, Ayla

I could make something right
Gentle with the kindness I'd like
So often it's a trick of the light, Ayla

And we wait for love
in the shape of us
Until the wait is over Under halcyon skies
Until the wait is over for an innocent life

It's a weight off my mind I could trust you
You could tell me it's fine
I could sew you a stitch and save nine, Ayla

None more admired
and out of soft focused desire
From honeyed milk to funeral pyre, Ayla

And we'll wait for love
in the shape of us
But the state of us, Daedalus
The wait is over under halcyon skies
The wait is over for an innocent life
Until the wait is over, the wait is over.





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Maccabees, The Ayla Comments
  1. Julia Nery

    My little baby girl is Ayla❤️

  2. Christine Power

    My Christmas wish... Maccabees back together! Beautiful men beautiful music... Men beautiful! ❤️ ❤️ ❤️

  3. tropicwave1

    Ayla
    The Maccabees

    Aimless am I
    Listless I'm the blunt of the knife
    Drifting to the corners of life, Ayla*

    I could make something right
    Gentle with the kindness I'd like
    So often it's a trick of the light, Ayla

    And we wait for love
    in the shape of us
    Until the wait is over Under halcyon skies
    Until the wait is over for an innocent life

    It's a weight off my mind I could trust you
    You could tell me it's fine
    I could sew you a stitch and save nine, Ayla

    None more admired
    and out of soft focused desire
    From honeyed milk to funeral pyre, Ayla

    And we'll wait for love
    in the shape of us
    But the state of us, Daedalus**
    The wait is over under halcyon skies
    The wait is over for an innocent life
    Until the wait is over, the wait is over.

    Writer(s): Orlando Thomas Weeks, Hugo White, Rupert Alexander Jarvis Shepherd, Sam Doyle, Felix White
    C) 2012 Polydor Ltd. (UK)


    *Ayla is a common feminine given name in Turkish. In that language, it means "halo of light around the moon".
    **Daedalus (Greek mythology) warned Icarus not to fly too high, because the heat of the sun would melt the wax holding his crafted wing feathers.

  4. Ayla Thompson

    ik I'm 6 years late but I'm here now🤣🤣

  5. Karla Aguirre

    saludos orlando,, sam,,hugo ,,ryan abraham ...saludos a lomas

  6. Lutfi Iskandar

    Ayla is a girl name or a meaning

  7. Clive Williams

    On what a beautiful song compared to now with sexist Nick i minaj shit!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. Vania Pedroso

    bom muito bom the maccabees

  9. DADAMON 99

    AYLAAAAA

  10. Johnny b Goode

    Thought the name Ayla is popular just in Turkey. But as I observed in comment section, it's kinda universal name

  11. Armando Heleno

    Mais vale tarde que nunca quando descobri estes fabulosos. E de passagem pelo estrangeiro.

  12. Helen Baldwin

    like a good wine x

  13. spikeschilde621

    We named our daughter Ayla.

  14. MuSiCBoYaS

    Aimless am I
    Listless I'm the blunt of the knife
    Drifting to the corners of life
    Ayla

    I could make something right
    Gentle with the kindness I'd like
    So often it's a trick of the light
    Ayla

    And we wait for love
    In the shape of us

    'Til the wait is over under halcyon skies
    The wait is over for an innocent life

    It's a weight off my mind
    I could trust you, you could tell me it's fine
    I could sew you a stitch and save nine
    Ayla

    None more admired and
    Out of soft focused desire
    From honeyed milk to funeral pyre
    Ayla
    Ayla

    And we'll wait for love
    In the shape of us

    But the state of us
    Daedalus

    The wait is over under halcyon skies
    The wait is over for an innocent life

    The wait is over under halcyon skies
    The wait is over for an innocent life

    The wait is over, the wait is over
    The wait is over

  15. H M

    Hugooooooooo !!!!!!

  16. stephen wylie

    What a beautiful song! that piano riff.😍

  17. tropicwave1

    Ayla
    The Maccabees

    Aimless am I
    Listless I'm the blunt of the knife
    Drifting to the corners of life, Ayla*

    I could make something right
    Gentle with the kindness I'd like
    So often it's a trick of the light, Ayla

    And we wait for love
    in the shape of us
    Until the wait is over Under halcyon skies
    Until the wait is over for an innocent life

    It's a weight off my mind I could trust you
    You could tell me it's fine
    I could sew you a stitch and save nine, Ayla

    None more admired
    and out of soft focused desire
    From honeyed milk to funeral pyre, Ayla

    And we'll wait for love
    in the shape of us
    But the state of us, Daedalus**
    The wait is over under halcyon skies
    The wait is over for an innocent life
    Until the wait is over, the wait is over.

    Writer(s): Orlando Thomas Weeks, Hugo White, Rupert Alexander Jarvis Shepherd, Sam Doyle, Felix White

    *Ayla is a common feminine given name in Turkish. In that language, it means "halo of light around the moon".
    **Daedalus (Greek mythology) warned Icarus not to fly too high, because the heat of the sun would melt the wax holding his crafted wing feathers.

  18. norevel cooperativa

    esta canción tiene algo que no se que es....................... Vuela

  19. Ayla Nalanda

    MY NAME <3

  20. Ani Javakhishvili

    I Just Can't Stop Listening <3 <3 I'm in Love With This SOng <3

  21. Aila Almeida

    "You could tell me it's fine
    I could sew you a stitch and save nine, Ayla"

    You make me cry <3

  22. Emre Polat

    hoşlandığım kızın ismi olunca daha bir hoş geliyor

  23. Ala Abbas

    My name's nearly Ayla

    Dr Dino D. Diplodocus

    You just need to know Y.



    Badumtiss.

    Ala Abbas

    @Green Dino co Good one!

  24. Moo Raspberries

    How come I am JUST finding this song!
    -someone named Ayla

  25. Thiago Martins

    c a r a i

  26. IAmRedherrings

    First Dry the River and now these guys :( sad day for music

  27. Erkan Özçam

    klibi hadımköy yolunda mı çektiniz, naptınız aq

    itulu

    Erkan Özçam 😂

  28. Buddhenath

    Don't take drugs when you are riding your bike, you know it makes sense

  29. Dr Dino D. Diplodocus

    Okay Hugo I want you to ride a bike for this music video.
    Wait that's a bit simple.
    Don't worry I'm gonna make it crazy!

  30. Aiko Fawn

    AYLAAAAAAAAAA

  31. Aiko Fawn

    omg this is the best song ever!!! my name is also ayla!!!

  32. Jiram Fonts

    Hoffman 1943

  33. Brenda Cantú Cruz

    wow 2011

  34. Smalls *

    My sisters name is Ayla

  35. Pie Are Squared

    Used to listen to this song every morning on my way to work, just to give me that little push to help me get over the day

  36. çağrı caner

    bu şarkı çok özel benim için

  37. Mick Robinson

    Sometimes I think of giving up..then I hear a song..& it get's to me

  38. fairy

    sometimes i play this song when i'm riding my bike and pretend i'm hugo lol

  39. gerson brancoBL

    ♥ Te amo

  40. MitziTsetse

    Lookin' good, Hugo!

  41. arctic.ella

    We wait for love in the shape of us

  42. Ayla Lila

    I´m Ayla too :)

    Eduardo Muñoz

    owww cool

  43. Lee Dragon

    I hate videos like this. But then again I am a visually spoiled American. Song is great tho. All there albums are brilliant.

  44. lordsardonicvids

    @EmileBea1 a song.  :)
    no one knows these guys.

  45. Charles Meyrick

    good advert there - I bet people who wanted to listen to this are also keen on purchasing Now41.....

  46. Lilei Xu

    werkit hugo

  47. Petrus Delassio

    the wait is over..The Maccabees are here!

  48. Jams Ward

    This song I could listen to all day. Just pure genius, they should be massive; end of discussion

  49. Ayla Townsend

    Love for all the Aylas of the world :)

    Omri Raviv

    My daughter was born 2 weeks ago, she's Ayla too :)
    most beautiful name

  50. Olly Azgtraz

    my name is Ayla <3

    George Paintin

    No its Olly Azgtraz

  51. Olly Azgtraz

    Dis song s soo nice it giva me a fuzzy feelin deep dwn

  52. _Lorcan_ J

    maccabees go in so hard

    Olly Azgtraz

    Go ard or go home mate

  53. Jordy Matos

    I love you guys

  54. Marie Adams

    That's Dorset!

  55. Ayla Coleman

    So strange to hear my name in a song, especially when pronounced right!

  56. Ayla Millán

    my name is Ayla <3

    David Fra

    Ayla Millán where are you from?

    MuSiCBoYaS

    And the name of my future daughter *-*

    Berke Sefix

    benim halamın adı da ayla acaba tanışabiliyor muyuz? LUL

  57. Diana Mogrovejo

    No sé si sea algo casual, pero Ayla es una palabra quechua, un tipo de huayno muy alegre.

  58. Nat Páli

    My name is not Ayla :D but I love The Maccabees, beautiful video (Hugo!!!)

  59. Karina Oderschvank

    me encantan maccabees :DD

  60. Sababa Shahid

    I heard about The Maccabees from Benedict Cumberbatch

    madamewoselle

    Haha, me too!

  61. Monica Mora

    This bring me so many memories ... :(

    Josu Torres

    Nostalgia

  62. YN J

    I like Hugo's hair

  63. Mateus Cattani Moura

    @Julia Bugads kkkkkkkkkkkkkkkkk pode cre

  64. white owl

    It's really magnificent

  65. Josselyn Tagle

    Esta canción es increíble,te hace sentir libre o algo así. 
    <3

    TheFrostKnight

    exacto :')

  66. Leah Sinead UK

    Just Beautiful!!

  67. Julia Bugads

    #vimpelomikeauhewaue

  68. Joaquim Júnior

    Perfect combination of sound and image. Excellent!

  69. Shelby Montevirgen

    To be young and free on a bike in the countryside

  70. Bings

    this song was removed from spotify! does anyone know why?

  71. Lissy T

    This video is so GIFable, it's unbelievable.

  72. irem apak

    It's Turkish name, wonder if it's a song about a Turkish girl.. :)

  73. Albert Arksun

    beatiful name :)

  74. Ayla Kahraman

    thats my name

  75. Dominc Fanelli

    who even watches music videos for the video.... the fuck dude the fuck

  76. PunisherBBB

    I just love this song, and video is so perfect :D

  77. Ayla Sayles

    I know the feel (;

  78. vatfp vatfpo

    ''Hugo White'' , Hugo

  79. John Camargo

    "Felix White" , Felix

  80. Tierra Merritt

    There's a video for this?! Oh my God I love this song.

  81. Ayla Davis

    My names Ayla and my aunt showed me this song.... I'm glad I finally have a song xD

  82. Mari F.

    (sorry for the double comment) So I believe they just took one bit of the song - the opening line, "Aimless am I, listless I'm the blunt of the knife, drifting to the corners of life, Ayla" - and made something based on it, as if they wanted to give the idea they were looking for something. But this is just me. I also love the cinematography in this video and how the colors Interact with the environment, it's hard to put so many colors together and make them work. :)

  83. Mari F.

    I really like this vídeo and I found out that The Maccabees directed this music vídeo - I'm not really sure if you already knew this - and I think they chose to make a music video like this because they are, obviously, musicians and not professional video directors.

  84. themainbork

    my favorite maccabees song, pelican sucks

  85. Ayla J

    My names ayla haha

  86. Peñate A

    escaparate sin rumbo fijo

  87. chud jackson

    and we wait for love, in the shape of us.

  88. Charlooteee

    hugo...

  89. Erin Lee

    I reeeeealy love it!! :D

  90. John Murray

    Amazing song! If you like The Maccabees, you would probably like that new song too. Just search:
    "Drift Disorder - Haven't You Ever Been Here?". You just might be surprised!

  91. Cian O'Connor

    and hugo

  92. Daniela Mahmoudi

    this video may be low budget but there is absolutely nothing "cheap" about hugo white riding his beautiful bike everywhere nope ok

  93. Marin Mutić

    My name is also ayla! :D

  94. Valerio Rota

    Ernesto Colnago would be proud

  95. YQ77

    ..inspired by Albert Hofmann :)

  96. Bruna Paes

    What a beautiful melody

  97. Matteo Gerez

    lol.. can you say cheap ass budget?