Man Man - Whalebones Lyrics




He felt her curves surrounding his neck
Like a yoke he knows, he'll never forget
The way she cut through his bed
Like a snake would bite through a cave of flesh

But he holds her, though she's broken
He swears he don't care where she's been
He's tired of being human
He wears her close to the bone as though she were his own skin

He shoots from the heart instead of the head
His mouth and his words, they rarely connect
He looks to the past and where his tongue's tread
And he knows he's meant the opposite

But she holds him like an infant
Though it breaks her in half to know he'll wake like a man
Sold on cold indifference
When he reaches for her, she's gone
She slips like the wind through blackened sails, but

Who are we to love at all?
Who are we to love at all?

(Who are we to love at all?)
And I hope you don't mind if I hang all of my hopes
I hang all my hopes on this time
Although I've been warned, I'll probably get burned
I'd rather get burned than to not try

(Who are we to love at all?)
And I hope you don't mind if I hang all of my hopes
I hang all my hopes on this time
'Cause you won't let it go
Let it go
Let it go
Let it go

(Who are we to love at all?)
'Cause you won't let it go
Let it go
Let it go
Let it go

(Who are we to love at all?)
'Cause you won't let it go
Let it go
Let it go
Let it go

'Cause you won't let it go
Who are we to love at all?





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  1. smclaguna

    Thank you so much for this upload! euphoric dream of a beautiful piece of art.

  2. Flemming Ryland

    This song emits pure brilliance. It’s melodic, catchy and the lyrics are great. Man Man definitely flies under the proverbial radar and I like being a part of the music loving populace that enjoys a band that isn’t well known.
    Also, see Pygmy Lush and Gregory Alan Isakov.

  3. Gus Price

    Saw these guys in new york over the weekend. This was there last song and the members slowly left one at a time while the crowd sang the ending. Beautiful

    bethlibart t

    They did the same in Philly a few days before. Super awesome

  4. Butet Sitohang

    LYRICS

    He felt her curves surrounding his neck
    Like a yoke
    He knows
    He'll never forget
    The way she cut through his bed
    Like a snake would bite through a cave of flesh
    But he holds her
    Though she's broken
    He swears he don't care where she's been
    He's tired of being human
    He wears her close to the bone as though she were his own skin
    He shoots from the heart instead of the head
    His mouth and his words they rarely connect
    He looks to the past and where his tongue's tread
    And he knows he meant the opposite
    But she holds him
    Like an infant
    Though it breaks her in half to know he'll wake like a man
    Sold on cold indifference
    When he reaches for her she's gone
    She slips like the wind through blackened sails, but
    Who are we to love at all?
    Who are we to love at all?
    Who are…

  5. Mr. Sprinklez

    This song is perfect. The instruments are speaking a beautiful language and the lyrics and his voice translate it precisely

  6. Berke Gökçe

    Kadere bak kadere!

  7. matthew defoe

    Sleepy heart ache

  8. Apokatastasian !

    He felt her curves surrounding his neck
    Like a yoke he knows, he'll never forget
    The way she cut through his bed
    Like a snake would bite through a cave of flesh

    But he holds her, though she's broken
    He swears he don't care where she's been
    He's tired of being human
    He wears her close to the bone as though she were his own skin

    He shoots from the heart instead of the head
    His mouth and his words, they rarely connect
    He looks to the past and where his tongue's tread
    And he knows he's meant the opposite

    But she holds him like an infant
    Though it breaks her in half to know he'll wake like a man
    Sold on cold indifference
    When he reaches for her, she's gone
    She slips like the wind through blackened sails, but

    Who are we to love at all?
    Who are we to love at all?

    (Who are we to love at all?)
    And I hope you don't mind if I hang all of my hopes
    I hang all my hopes on this time
    Although I've been warned, I'll probably get burned
    I'd rather get burned than to not try

    (Who are we to love at all?)
    And I hope you don't mind if I hang all of my hopes
    I hang all my hopes on this time
    'Cause you won't let it go
    Let it go
    Let it go
    Let it go

    (Who are we to love at all?)
    'Cause you won't let it go
    Let it go
    Let it go
    Let it go

    (Who are we to love at all?)
    'Cause you won't let it go
    Let it go
    Let it go
    Let it go

    'Cause you won't let it go
    Who are we to love at all?

  9. Dan Larson

    What happened to you guys? Saw you open for Modest Mouse in MPLS, was hooked. You'all got regular jobs?

    Ashleigh Rhinehart

    They stopped touring and recording awhile back. Honus Honus wanted to explore his solo career. Check him out, still solid work

  10. Lauren Galbraith

    7 minutes and 14 seconds of total pleasure. Thank you!!

  11. Evelyn Santos

    Roosevelt 💙

  12. Chris Taylor

    Only 188K views? What the actual fuck?

  13. Aída

    Tired to be an human

  14. Necromancer Bernard

    This is a fucking love song.

  15. Andrew Price

    Who are we to love at all?

  16. drew

    Currently getting flashbacks to when I went to the art section of Austin

  17. August Alexander

    I am so grateful to have been blessed with this band. Arguably the best singer of the 21st. An argument could be made for it. Check out his self-titled work and mister heavenly. He's amazing in all of it!

    Christopherson

    August Alexander what's his self titled work?

  18. Rafael Mogro

    love this song

  19. IWBeTheGuy

    Tom Waits 2

    Meg Black

    +IWBeTheGuy More than Tom Waits, this reminds me of C.W. Stoneking (whom I recommend to anyone who likes this)

    IWBeTheGuy

    +Meg Black thank you! it's great!

    Meg Black

    @IWBeTheGuy My pleasure ;)

    Krista Harris

    Totally. You called it!

  20. Andrés Maldonado

    This song intro kinda reminds me of something Wes Anderson would use in filler Scenes for his movies, dunno why

    Drew

    spot on man. I hear ya. It's quirky like ol anderson.

    Hale Hawbecker

    It is used effectively in the movie Mr. Roosevelt now playing on Netflix.

  21. Daniel Flores

    reminds me of someone...

  22. Nicholas Geiste

    Seriously love this god dang song.

  23. John Wilson

    yo momma's flapjacks are on point

  24. Detuned

    just amazing...

  25. Michael Rubley

    Words can't even express my love for this song. It's just perfect.

    Michael Rubley

    Thanks! :)

    Abic

    What anime is that profile picture from?

    Michael Rubley

    Mushishi

    Ibón C.

    Mushishi is the most original anime I've seen lately :') lol

    Nicholas Ford

    then you're the perfect person to : explain the lyrics to me? will you

  26. laser kicks

    Seth Gerber 2 years ago 
    "This is the song that got me started on man man. They almost all i listen to anymore."

    +1, that's the song that got me hooked too. And this band is just getting better and better. Amazing.

  27. Abigail Ervin

    Thanks Hunter :)

  28. OhLindsey

    Im black

    Ellis Dee

    @Lindsey Mann no i just dont see what that has to do with anything

    dantesinporno

    @Lindsey Mann So was I at your age.

    paint it 6lack

    Ellis Dee

    shammy

    hi black im shammy

    matthew defoe

    Good for you

  29. Michelle Back

    oh shit. I'm so happy I found this

  30. 12 Houses

     they cracked the code

  31. 4490reddock

    @PlasticBeach666 Wordsworth didn't write "Ancient Mariner". That would be Samuel Coleridge

  32. unclecharlieful

    One of the most beautiful tracks in the world.

  33. e b

    this here is gold.
    wow.

  34. FerretOverlord

    Youtube fucks up the likes sometimes. There are currently 38,817 likes. Relax man and just enjoy the music.

  35. niki Leivadari

    Wears her close to the bone as though
    she were his own skin..

  36. Whiting Knives

    37,925 likes; 2 dislikes.....that says something

  37. Ky Renée

    Love this song... love these guys...and love love love the uniqueness of the sax<3 So beautiful

  38. Jesmesh M

    that's why you appreciate and listen to everyone you meet-- you never know who they are and what they'll do.

  39. VeryBlueberrry

    I love reading stories like that so much, it makes me happy. so does this band. holy moly. only just stumbled across them, these sounds. so bloody good.

  40. Jon Reed

    Holy shit, I met two of the members of this band at a bar once and got blackout drunk with them saxophone player is an amazing sculptor. The lead sing--I think his name was Ryan, told me to check out his band, and I dismissed them as a local band. We talked for hours and made drunk plans to jam out. Didn't know they were this popular...I still got the niggas phone number.

  41. a channel by any other name

    Oh Man Man. 5 shows I've been to and you have yet to play any of these slower songs (Gold Teeth, Skin Tension, Poor Jackie). That said, I am "that guy" in the crowd getting too enthusiastic in Ohio between 2004-2007. Absolutely have to see this band live, folks.

    Gus Price

    They played this and gold teeth. I saw them this weekend. Hopefully youre still a fan

  42. DownstairsB

    Let it go... Let it go

  43. PlasticBeach666

    the first line in the song always reminds me of william wordworth's the rime of the ancient mariner

  44. Daniel Tittyfish

    I know its cheesy but Honus Honus is the Man Man, literally and figuratively. Its such an obvious pun i know but every once in a while you hear one that truly fits........

  45. Eric Hudson

    SO GOOD

  46. Axel Rowe

    It reminds me of my ex-boyfriend.

  47. RimboBobo

    Whalebones? Was she a bit on the large side?

  48. Seth Gerber

    This is the song that got me started on man man. They almost all i listen to anymore.

  49. Laura Moreno

    def one of his best from his other best! lol ahh i love Man Man so much

  50. Special Rabbit

    I'd rather get burned than to not try. Words to live by.

  51. Michael Corley

    none of you guys are alone...who can be alone with a song like this? who hasn't felt that love was something you just weren't good enough to understand?...ok...maybe not everyone....

  52. maluenda

    Again, thank you :)

  53. H.E. Pennypacker

    Same here!

  54. Nightshifter

    You seem lonely there MassHero. You're not alone. I loved this track too, buddy!

  55. MassHero

    Probably my favorite track from the album.