Okkervil River - Your Past Life As A Blast Lyrics




Your life, back in a banner year
A blast of light, a brace of cheers
A house of wild accolades
Evaporating on an August night

I'm looking out into the sound
I'm breathing deep, I'm turning 'round

(I'm saying,)
"Do ya, do ya want to swim out to that island?"
(I'm thinking,)
Touch my wrist. It's shaking just like someday
baby when we're older.
(I'm wishing:)
Cash will be inside our kisses, someday,
maybe, baby when I'm gold.

Your hair is thin and light
As a white forest fire in summertime
Your throat, where it's exposed
Looks like a crime
I'll sneak-up slow and whisper quiet

Your pretty face looks like an island
Rising from a sea that's slowly drying
(When I'm saying,)
"Do ya, do ya want to sail out in the silence?"
(I'm asking,)
"Will ya, will ya come over here and do me violence?"

Press your ear up to my wrist
the blood is racing some way, going wherever,
(I'm saying,)
"Will ya, will ya stand up tall and be my shelter?"

How will we go? What do you think?
Into the dust? Into the drink?
You slipped your fears into my head
Some midnight freeway ride along with Jennifer

Hotels, jails, hospital details
The highway hugs the water
I had to cross a field of seething fire
To see the moonlight on the river

(I'm saying,)
"Do ya, do ya want to come and make me shiver?"
(I'm thinking,)
Squeeze my arm and feel it pull away like someday,
baby, when we differ.

I'll tell you what I didn't say
I'll tell you about the way I really miss him
You tell them what you want to tell them.
Tell them 'bout the way you really loved her

Shake it, shake it, shake it off
And take another
'Cause no one, no one is going to stop me
From loving my brother
'Cause no one, no one is going to stop me
From loving my brother
No one, no one is going to stop me
From loving my brother
No one, no one is going to stop me
From loving my brother
No one, no one is going to stop me
From loving my brother

Not even my brother





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Okkervil River Your Past Life As A Blast Comments
  1. D. Alex Kablack

    apparently some zombie show was a thing 3 years ago

  2. T P

    2:29 big wheel...epic

  3. maniac

    Your life, back in a banner year
    A blast of light, a brace of cheers
    A house of wild accolades
    Evaporating on an August night

    I'm looking out into the sound
    I'm breathing deep, I'm turning 'round

    (I'm saying,)
    "Do ya, do ya want to swim out to that island?"
    (I'm thinking,)
    Touch my wrist. It's shaking just like someday
    baby when we're older.
    (I'm wishing:)
    Cash will be inside our kisses, someday,
    maybe, baby when I'm gold.

    Your hair is thin and light
    As a white forest fire in summertime
    Your throat, where it's exposed
    Looks like a crime
    I'll sneak-up slow and whisper quiet

    Your pretty face looks like an island
    Rising from a sea that's slowly drying
    (When I'm saying,)
    "Do ya, do ya want to sail out in the silence?"
    (I'm asking,)
    "Will ya, will ya come over here and do me violence?"

    Press your ear up to my wrist
    the blood is racing some way, going wherever,
    (I'm saying,)
    "Will ya, will ya stand up tall and be my shelter?"

    How will we go? What do you think?
    Into the dust? Into the drink?
    You slipped your fears into my head
    Some midnight freeway ride along with Jennifer

    Hotels, jails, hospital details
    The highway hugs the water
    I had to cross a field of seething fire
    To see the moonlight on the river

    (I'm saying,)
    "Do ya, do ya want to come and make me shiver?"
    (I'm thinking,)
    Squeeze my arm and feel it pull away like someday,
    baby, when we differ.

    I'll tell you what I didn't say
    I'll tell you about the way I really miss him
    You tell them what you want to tell them.
    Tell them 'bout the way you really loved her

    Shake it, shake it, shake it off
    And take another
    'Cause no one, no one is going to stop me
    From loving my brother
    'Cause no one, no one is going to stop me
    From loving my brother
    No one, no one is going to stop me
    From loving my brother
    No one, no one is going to stop me
    From loving my brother
    No one, no one is going to stop me
    From loving my brother

    Not even my brother

  4. MidKnightGeek

    iZombie lead me here as well. A surprise show with a great cast, script as well as a great choice of music, as shown here with this this song.

    The song is wonderful on its own, but with the video it becomes one of the most touching tributes to life and love that I've seen in recent memory.

    Not sure who the people in the home movies were but they sure enjoyed and loved their kids. And the kids certainly look to have lived life to the fullest.

    Thank you for the glimpse into that happy place of memories past!

    Norey Pederson

    me too!

  5. Alex Riddle

    iZombie brought me here ! I must say, this song really has something special, I love it !

  6. David Meyer

    no zombies...just a good taste in music

  7. Saint318

    izombie brought here.
    Omg the Season finale was sad.

  8. killerlince1

    iZombie... That was a fucked up ending.

    pierre jean

    +killerlince1 end of 1st season or second?

    killerlince1

    +pierre jean season 1 buddy, her brother accident in the meat shop.

  9. SMOSBY Stintsfire

    this is such a Major song right now. the lyrics are cool; really makes me want to pick their brains. man, this songs make me want to Liv life Moore. i feel like thinking Low ol' day. brotha

  10. JWCollection

    iZombie

    Ersanven

    @JWCollection the song didn't click in my head at first as I was watching. It was familiar but all the holy shit stuff going down kept me from recognizing it. Man, it's been awhile since I listened to this song. Also, fuck, that was a great hour of television.

    Melanie Ramirez

    💖💖💖

    Cameron Parsha

    @JWCollection Just watched the finale, such a great show.

    Saint318

    Me too!

  11. Osw719

    this song is amazing, thanks /mu/!

  12. thavikingslayer

    I don't see the resemblance at all.

  13. skyclad419

    this kinda copies this old African song watch?v=2AvOdCH84a4

  14. Jessica Hesse

    Dear Will Sheff and Okkervil River,
    I love you.
    Thank you for making such amazing music.
    XOXO

  15. Johnny Deformed

    Excellent!