Middle East, The - Blood Lyrics




Older brother, restless soul, lie down
Lie for a while with your ear against the earth
And you’ll hear your sister sleep talking
Say, “Your hair is long but not long enough to reach
Home to me
But your beard
Someday might be”

And she woke up in a cold sweat on the floor
Next to a family portrait drawn when you were four
And beside a jar of two cent coins that are no good no more
She’ll lay it aside

Older father, weary soul, you’ll drive
Back to the home you made on the mountainside
With that ugly, terrible thing
Those papers for divorce
And a lonely ring
A lonely ring
Sit on your porch
And pluck your strings

Oh, and you’ll find somebody you can blame
And you’ll follow the creek that runs out into the sea
And you’ll find the peace of the Lord.

Grandfather, weary soul, you’ll fly
Over your life once more before you die
Since our grandma passed away
You’ve waited for forever and a day
Just to die
And someday soon
You will die

It was the only woman you ever loved
That got burnt by the sun too often when she was young
And the cancer spread and it ran into her body and her blood
And there’s nothing you can do about it now





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Middle East, The Blood Comments
  1. Ian Cunningham

    2020 and still Oh-ing!

  2. caspian

    Listening to this beautiful piece of art in 2020 while feeling down that this girl i like doesnt really care about me.

    Faris Khan

    Bitches man

  3. William Rodriguez

    Came here for the song, stayed for the comments.

  4. Karan Rana

    Thank you Youtube Recommendations!

  5. Mosie Eiliyah

    God I just spent an hour trying to find this song by google “alternative indie song that goes ah ah ah ah ahhhh” because I couldn’t remember any of the lyrics!!! I’m crying in relief. This song is so gorgeous and brings me back to such a specific, nostalgic part of my life.

  6. Fireflies in the Darkness

    This song....It’s given me...given us an indescribable feeling of hope, loss, love, peace, happiness and every emotion. And thats really what music is. I love that so much.

  7. Si M.R

    A pergunta é, o que vc quer?

  8. PSA Central Coast

    I love this song

  9. kentjm naval

    Deost the creator is still alive today in 2020😭😭😭😭😭😞😞😞😞?!

  10. JessThe Mess

    This song sounds like something that would play in a scene of an indie teen drama that one moment before the girl and the guy decide to sleep with each other for the first time :) It would be one of those gentle first times where they’d have this innocence and naivety about them right before deciding to do the act. This song would be perfect for a scene in a story I am writing about a girl with Asperger’s who falls in love with a boy at a her high school who genuinely cares about her and decides to teach her the things she doesn’t know. Sorry, this is just a random thought I wanted to share.

  11. Maxime RSK

    This song makes me feel like I'm a man, a man who cry !

  12. Cori Sherow

    The lyrics theme is about death and yet the musics theme seems to be how you can move on from it.

  13. Brendan Riley

    This song gives me chills every time.

  14. human trash

    BIG THANKS TO "ITS KIND OF A FUNNY STORY" I FOUND A JEM

  15. jackie medina

    If you like this song or it's kind of a funny story then you're probably really fucking cool. I need new people to talk to so my Snapchat is "jackiethetrashy" add me if you want someone to be sad with. I know the user is dumb but I made it years ago hahah :')

  16. Marmooo Tee hee

    Anyone else think of crazy stupid love when listening to this song 🤚🏽

  17. Rishav Raj

    A perfect 2AM song .... Thanks David Lindhagen for screwing Emily....

  18. Aleksey Pälm-Leeis

    This is the only song that can bring me to my knees. We have all lost people, so we should be brought together in that. It’s good to know your not alone :)

  19. Elías Hernandez

    One of the few songs than can easily bring me to tears, I found it on an MP3 that I borrowed from my ex, this song was with me during the most beautiful turned difficult time of my life.

  20. dealy

    Older brother, restless soul, lie down
    Lie for a while with your ear against the earth
    And you'll hear your sister sleep talking
    Say, "Your hair is long but not long enough to reach
    Home to me
    But your beard
    Someday might be"
    And she woke up in a cold sweat on the floor
    Next to a family portrait drawn when you were four
    And beside a jar of two cent coins that are no good no more
    She'll lay it aside
    Older father, weary soul, you'll drive
    Back to the home you made on the mountainside
    With that ugly, terrible thing
    Those papers for divorce
    And a lonely ring
    A lonely ring
    Sit on your porch
    And pluck your strings
    Oh, and you'll find somebody you can blame
    And you'll follow the creek that runs out into the sea
    And you'll find the peace of the Lord.
    Grandfather, weary soul, you'll fly
    Over your life once more before you die
    Since our grandma passed away
    You've waited for forever and a day
    Just to die
    And someday soon
    You will die
    It was the only woman you ever loved
    That got burnt by the sun too often when she was young
    And the cancer spread and it ran into her body and her blood
    And there's nothing you can do about it now

  21. Bia Nunes

    AHHHH was searching for this!

  22. Goblin King

    Live your life

  23. Pragati Singh

    It's kind of a funny story }:‑)

  24. Serdar Joshua

    i can feel the life in this song

  25. Arjun Thomas

    Soundcloud did it again!!!!

  26. slaterbug2010

    Restless soul, i am!

  27. Salma Hegazi

    My grandma's condition is getting worse faster and faster these days and as i was calling my grandpa this morning to check upon her, he was intensely crying and when i came home, i started listening to this song and it did hit me differently today. please pray for my grandma.

  28. Ishwarya Chitra Rajaraman

    2:02 The time the ending chorus tune is introduced into the song using some beautiful instrument that I don't know the name of is when you suddenly gain hope in life ❤ Ah, Music :') What would we do without art?

  29. c c

    what a beautiful song

  30. Amber McFerrin

    I just discovered this breathtaking song.It bring memories of my Grandfather to me, my best friend who isn't my life anymore. The sadness is there along with happiness.

  31. marccopolo8

    its kinda a funny story

  32. Ian. Hecox.

    Does anyone know the genre of this type of music

  33. Jorge Ayora

    It's kind of a funny story

  34. Craig Son

    Can a song give you goosebumps each time you listen to it?... Yes, I do believe it can.

  35. Leah Augustine

    dream like
    ty
    i needed to feel something
    i am love
    so r u
    we r magik

  36. Zayden Spinelli

    Whos here from Mumford and sons & gang of youths

  37. HAL TheBirdLady

    I remember I used to listen to this, looking at pictures of this boy named zak. I thought I loved him. Not at all. I don't think I could ever fall in love.

  38. hellkeeper86

    I listened to this song with my twin brother when we went driving, he would have been 24 now, it's been 2 years since he passed away due to a drunk driver, i listen to this, it makes me genuinely happy because when I close my eyes, I see his smile when we're driving past lakes shooting the shit about everything.

  39. XxSharkSnipez

    Wtf I thought it’s like Middle East song language but I thought lol

  40. Phylis 14090

    Eu ouvia quando eu era pequenininha

  41. Shut Up

    я просто обожаю эту песню

  42. MARSBELLA1

    I think this means so much to me - because it will be. Im the one who will find the peace of the Lord I will drive divorced to be alone and think. And its no sad - its incredibly beautiful. X

  43. Andrea Vivaldi

    Crazy,Stupid,Love ! 😍❤

  44. Amadeus

    Legendary Music.

  45. Alec Prado

    Accounting for the volume of ice measured
    It has already changed
    Glance at it again and it’s already running down the drain

    I think we might have to do this again, I say

    I start again with a larger sample of ice
    And again my eyes deceive what I’ve already written down
    They sweat more and more so I work harder

    I must find the perfect shape of ice, I say
    Ice that will never melt ever again

    I use all forms of ice sculpting tools that carve and shave and cut
    I think they’ve stopped weeping as a statue of Venus
    And then she’s crying from every inch of her body

    I must sculpt more ice, I say

    Again and again I work through the night
    And dream of condensing frost through the day
    Smoothing surfaces, shaving curves and cutting off the excess

    I worked until Winter when the world develops a glossy shine
    As ice becomes everything
    And for the first time my sculpture stayed in place
    Hard like a frozen river
    A large oval mirror

    It’s perfect, I say
    I think I can stay here forever

    //Ice Weeps for Winter By: Alec Prado// Sonreyes Poetry //

  46. Peter Walker

    Shout out to Euphemia Li Britannia
    RIP

  47. glitchxain

    sister showed me dis song and i cannot lie it kinda Hits

  48. Roger Pratcorona

    Beauty doesn't need much to make you feel, but this song hits you so hard that it is eternal. It gets me every time. Laugh at me if you want

  49. Tanu Ki

    I always cry when I hear this song. It encompasses all my childhood memories and resonates nostalgia I can't explain. I come from the same area as the The Middle East and feel the deep connection to country and its people. The words and music hit me hard like a tropical cyclone everytime. ❤

  50. Tyson Jahraus

    Reminds me of the beginning of my relationship with my ex. She turned out to be a sociopath but it reminds me of the feeling I felt back when I was in love. Just because it's different now, The feeling was relevant and this song has good memories in my heart.

  51. Ligia F

    Please, who can tell me on what Indie Alex Rainbird compilation is this song? I want to listen to the others songs too, but I cannot find anymore the compilation on youtube.

  52. Tahniya Dawson

    I have been looking for it to play it for my 5 year old because she always sang the end like she really meant it lol

  53. Tahniya Dawson

    I can’t express how long I have been trying to find the name of this song. It’s been a funny experience only knowing the end when the kids sing and expecting everyone I sung it to to know EXACTLY what part of what song I was talking about 😂 I’m really thrilled

  54. Sarah Rachm

    If you all love this, check out Patrick Watson "The Lighthouse", similar vibe

    Orryyy

    what an amazing song, thank you!!

  55. Rex Redson

    It's Kind of a funny story. What an amazing movie it was.

  56. Si M.R

    O coração sabe mais que a cabeça, mesmo que ele não saiba!

  57. Jerry so2

    Im crying....

  58. Vega The Destroyer

    Too bad these guys broke up

  59. Tuan Hieu Tran

    The more I listen to this wonderful song, the more I miss my dad...

  60. I'm Mary

    This makes me wanna have a coffee on a sunday morning on our small aisle infront of the rice fields where I can also see the river with my dog running around with our chickens and hearing the minimal air blowing around and feeling it unto my cheeks. Ahhhh good life.

  61. Jazmine Morin

    I remember hearing this song when I was 14 years old and just not being able to hold the tears back from all the emotions it gave me. Here i am, 19 years old and i completely forgot about this beautiful song. I'm getting all those nostalgic feelings back 😢

  62. Youth SCP

    I like this song and it makes me feel comfortable.

  63. Claire B

    I forgot about this song! Used to come on my Pandora and I loved it. Glad to have stumbled back upon it.

  64. Matheus Candeias

    Música boa!😍

  65. Johnathon Stipple

    I love this song from beginning to end. Thanks for uploading this!

  66. Joshua Hemming

    I feel like I’m watching people around me die but there not dying yet you just feel there clocks ticking away slowly but we’re going together even though it’s sad there is a beauty behind it, we die together, just as we live together ☔️

  67. PSA Central Coast

    The beauty should not be tainted by the world

  68. Kishalaya Malla

    3:23 <3

  69. HipposAreDeadly

    God damnit David Arnold, I’ve listened to this song religiously and he puts it at the end of his book? God yes

  70. Justanotherguy

    Ah shit, accidentally disliked it. Thank god for recommendations or I probably wouldn't of found it again haha. Good times.

  71. Sourav Sinha

    From 3:30 onwards the best part starts

  72. Sourav Sinha

    CRAZY, STUPID, LOVE.

  73. Andrea Vivaldi

    Crazy,stupid,love

  74. Radhika Rangga

    Someone please recommend another song like this

  75. TheNameless

    what happened to music like this?

  76. H Bucardi

    We are all connected ...❤️4all

  77. Salma Hamed

    Listening to the song while reading all the comments makes me think of the lifetimes that this song witnesses. Deaths, weddings, graduations, even trivial things like getting a cheese sandwich at 3 am to this song. All these people. All these lives. What is life

  78. Nick Harrison

    To the 872 people that disliked this song you have no soul 😂

  79. Sam Bouffler

    Gang of youths did it better

  80. Dawn Koster

    Sweet it made me feel the love

  81. Toughen Up, Fluffy

    This is worthy of halls of fame.

  82. Tracker

    Ping me, if somebody's still under this beautiful song. I remember listening to it before I could unerstand the lyrics, since english isn't my native language. Now that I listen to it again, it's changed meanings to me. But it's still beautiful in the same way.

  83. Amesthys

    Anyone has recommendations for bands that sound like this?

  84. the lord of youtube

    someone made a Dr Phil playlist then this song at the bottom of the list i was too stoned to change it so i listened , glad i did

  85. Bikram Bahadur

    Did you know that 30% people learn better by listening

    Active Advocate

    I'm one of them. My visual memory is shit but I can remember practically anything I hear.

  86. Priscilla Williams

    Beautiful.

  87. Christian Davies

    Accidents Happen brought me here.

  88. NOVA NEBULA

    My teacher would frequently play this song in the morning when I want to a school for mentally ill and emotionally unstable children and I always wondered what the name of it was but thanks to Mree my favorite singer of all time I found it

  89. Katlego Khunou

    Thank you Crazy, stupid love for introducing me to this song!

  90. Oliver Mercer

    Gangs of youths cover of this is Bloody outstanding !! . no disrespect to this original but there cover maybe better live as well well , It shocks to how good it is .

  91. Laura O.

    This song reached my heart, I've listened to it so many times and never can I seem to stop.

  92. C H

    Heard this song a few years ago, liked it. Now I'm listening to it again after my uncle lost his battle with cancer and it's destroying me.

  93. Jasmina Markovic

    Wonderful !!

  94. Brett Alltop

    This song always seems to help me when I need it most

  95. Cayootii :/

    [LYRICS]
    Older brother, restless soul, lie down
    Lie for a while with your ear against the earth
    And you'll hear your sister sleep talking
    Say "Your hair is long but not long enough to reach
    Home to me
    But your beard
    Someday might be"
    And she'll wake up in a cold sweat on the floor
    Next to a family portrait drawn when you were four
    And beside a jar of two cent coins that are no good no more
    She'll lay it aside
    Older father, weary soul, you'll drive
    Back to the home you made on the mountainside
    With that ugly, terrible thing
    Those papers for divorce
    And a lonely ring
    A lonely ring
    Sit on your porch
    And pluck your strings
    And you'll find somebody you can blame
    And you'll follow the creek that runs out into the sea
    And you'll find the peace of the Lord.
    Grandfather, weary soul, you'll fly
    Over your life once more before you die
    Since our grandma passed away
    You've waited for forever and a day
    Just to die
    And someday soon
    You will die
    It was the only woman you ever loved
    That got burnt by the sun too often when she was young
    And the cancer spread and it ran into her body and her blood
    And there's nothing you can do about it now

  96. Nancy Wilson

    Crazy, stupid love Brought me here, I've had chills ever since. This song is something magical