Santigold - The Keepers Lyrics




I walk blind with smoke in my eyes
It's like we don't know where we been
That's it, boy, just state your case
You're just as wrong as you were then
One tough move throw your hands up
Say I don't make no rules
No one even knows I'm here
Now it's on you to man up
You say no weight'll hang on what
You say

We're the keepers
While we sleep in America
Our house is burning down
Our house is burning
We're the keepers
While we sleep in America
Our house is burning down
Our house is burning
Down, down it burns down
Our house is burning down

Ask me why a dream gets you by
But let it want, turns a dangerous thing
Watch out for it, it snakes right past
Then turns around
And it sucks you in
What happens when you get stuck
Get to the bottom of
The illusion that you're in
From the roots now it's shook up
Know that what ails without will do
You in

We're the keepers
While we sleep in America
Our house is burning down
Our house is burning
We're the keepers
While we sleep in America
Our house is burning down
Our house is burning
Down, down it burns down
Our house is burning down

And not a thing I've done
Abates my fear
And now a thing I've done
Abates my fear
And still although our hearts can't run
We are gone
We are gone
On the heels of all we have done, know

We're the keepers
While we sleep in America
Our house is burning down
Our house is burning
We're the keepers
While we sleep in America
Our house is burning down
Our house is burning
Down, down it burns down
Our house is burning down





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  1. djguiltrip

    I've always wanted to know why GZA is one of the drive-by shooters.

  2. Jinnah Khan

    windy mom house .

  3. Jinnah Khan

    Bingiza?

  4. Matt Mountifield

    Im so blessed of her existence. The world needs more artists like this.I only found her music yesterday and fallen in love with it so much. Any recommendations to similar artists please

  5. Professional 1

    https://youtu.be/SZoHSce004M Our house is burning down = America is collapsing. We must wake up be honest giving and open our eyes to repair and realize this reality.

  6. Michael Savin

    We be going to Hell in a hand basket

  7. Sheldon C

    Stevie Nicks Stand back.. Still dope though.

  8. Jack Hsu

    Love this. Great song, with a strong message, Santi White is a beauty and I'm totally into the Trouble Andrew cameo.

  9. David Parra

    Who’s here from we are blood?

  10. Kyle Diamandis

    amazing

  11. aleckermit

    Those chicken tits.

  12. TheMarky182

    Hello from 2019

  13. Sarys

    Wish you wrote more stuff like this.

  14. seth f

    That is GZA isn't it?

  15. Rachel Godin

    Relevant in 2012 and still painfully relevant in 2019

  16. O’Mahon

    she basically made "Get Out" 4 years before it came out

  17. WEUNITE

    Who wants to unite? Set aside any label that has divided us. Sex, race, religion, age, social class, political party, diet. etcc. You know who thinks they're going to win and have control. I see us winning. First and foremost we must unite, growing food everywhere is an excellent idea as the next step. We are nature and the natural world is our home. Come together in your communities and plant gardens, fruit trees, practice bee keeping. Anything that can be of sustenance. The time is now.

  18. Erick Chiama

    Imagine her and Empire of the Sun!😍

  19. Isaac Hauser

    2019 anyone

  20. Dude What

    Why is this not on spotify?!

  21. Jacob Martinez

    This is just one big "we live in a society"

  22. Lochlan Brooks Life

    seriously

  23. Lochlan Brooks Life

    Thats my house btw

  24. Macario Solorio

    Cooked chicken has a set of Hooters 🤣

  25. Macario Solorio

    I find it funny that she gets down towards the end, hells yeah

  26. Flamboyant Shota

    Let me tell you about Homestuck

  27. Juan Manuel Saavedra Morales

    I didn't undersand the clip at all ... anyone for helping to me please?

  28. Joel Adams

    Why isnt she a superstar?
    Smdh <3

  29. K. R.

    7/4/1776.... Happy Va's Day Y'all... who got Bud?...lol

  30. glyn davies

    Love it, so chilled

  31. Unbroken Flower

    GREAT !

  32. Chris Parker

    So creepy how the family gets back to the dinner after the drive-by, so heartbreaking that this is exactly how we deal with gun violence in the US

  33. Secret4u2hear Raechelle Gammon

    3:25 Tap Tap Smack! Love This.

  34. Gregory Bloom

    By far my favorite Santigold track. Fun fact: That is ex-pro snowboarder Trevor Andrew riding shotgun in the drive-by scene. He and Santi dated and when he got injured in 2004 he started making beats on Santi's equipment. He rapped over a few and Santi sent off his demo to her reps in the industry and rapper "Trouble Andrew" was born.

  35. FiatDuster

    Intellectually trite.
    I like the drumming (very Peter Gabriel / Phil Collins)
    There is talent here.

    EnochLight

    They're programmed.

  36. Secret4u2hear Raechelle Gammon

    HA HAA YEAH! She was str8 kickn it to the beat with them Bobbie Socks on omg that was great!!

  37. bernanas

    let me tell you about homestuck

  38. Sonet

    I swear the thumbnail looks like a dude in a wig.

  39. Greville's Review

    Gooooooooooood shit man, thanks!

  40. lukwtwz

    The first 40 seconds or so are also exquisite, of course, what with Santigold's supreme vocal control of a few of the deeper notes in her chosen range (I love her face and wonderful expressions as well, a deliberate, well-perfected blend of sexy, smart and sassy).

  41. lukwtwz

    When I'm dying, I want to hear those heavenly vocals and harmony, especially the pure love part between 2:05 and 2:30 which are among the loveliest measures I've ever heard, these opening the heart even more due to the simple but effective instrumental lead-in starting at 1:58, as well as to the emotional contrast with what has just happened on-screen prior to that.

  42. ka ka

    ye i lost my burning house with this song

  43. First Name

    Does the house mean america or the white house?

  44. Dylan

    Jenn Fiorentino brought me here https://youtu.be/Dee8z5aAz4o

  45. oceanfrontlifestyle

    America insanity is definitely being laid out in this video.

  46. Lemony Snicket

    The Keepers

    Santigold

    I walk blind with smoke in my eyes
    It's like we don't know where we been
    That's it, boy, just state your case
    You're just as wrong as you were then
    One tough move throw your hands up
    Say I don't make no rules
    No one even knows I'm here
    Now its on you to man up
    You say no weight'll hang on what you say

    We're the keepers
    While we sleep in America
    Our house is burning down
    Our house is burning
    We're the keepers
    While we sleep in America
    Our house is burning down
    Our house is burning
    Down, down it burns down
    Our house is burning down

    Ask me why a dream gets you by
    But let it want, turns a dangerous thing
    Watch out for it, it snakes right past
    Then turns around and it sucks you in
    What happens when you get stuck
    Get to the bottom of the illusion that you're in
    From the roots now it's shook up
    Know that what ails without will do you in

    We're the keepers
    While we sleep in America
    Our house is burning down
    Our house is burning
    We're the keepers
    While we sleep in America
    Our house is burning down
    Our house is burning
    Down, down it burns down
    Our house is burning down

    And not a thing I've done
    Abates my fear
    And not a thing I've done
    Abates my fear
    And still although our hearts can't run
    We are gone
    We are gone
    On the heels of all we have done, know

    We're the keepers
    While we sleep in America
    Our house is burning down
    Our house is burning
    We're the keepers
    While we sleep in America
    Our house is burning down
    Our house is burning
    Down, down it burns down
    Our house is burning down

  47. Ronney Rendon

    Utter perfection.

  48. Pelle Lindbergh

    (@ 3:25) SAVAGE! LOL

  49. Negus Phillip

    Is that you gza? I see you

  50. BlaqueCzar

    Is there a reason santigold isn't as celebrated as her contemporaries? She's a musical genius like for real.

  51. Selene Corral

    this reminds me of nadia lee's music video 'gilligan'

  52. Andrew Bailey

    Santigold is so fucking cute.

  53. Dr. Dreew

    We are blood

  54. Felipe Marçal

    💘💘💘💘💘💘💘👏🏻

  55. Cole Winters

    You know what? I usually hate modern pop but Santigold makes intelligent music and this song is on repeat currently, havent heard a song that I dont like yet! Its like theres a bitter truth in every song and I love that!

    uh oh stinky

    santigold isnt a pop artist

  56. Kaviena Waltz

    Just found her. I’m high. My mind is blown by some of these explanations of this video. Or maybe I’m just super high I’ll rewatch

  57. Joachim Peiper

    Lovely voice

  58. Joachim Peiper

    Wonderful

  59. Jameel Boone

    Exactly mofos...lol

  60. The Stormy Poet Podcasts

    So much symbolism in this video. You could analyze this one for days.

  61. TheRealUnconnected

    Thankfully Trump won so this dystopia doesn't need to eventuate.

    Kim VanFelton

    Lmaoooooo

  62. k. dizl

    she's the inverse of white girls singing like black girls

  63. Heidi Schwalbach

    Saw her bonnaroo 2009 she was amazing.

  64. MasterChefNinjaForce

    GZA!!!! 👐🏾👐🏾👐🏾👐🏾

  65. Russ Ayarza

    Por qué no está en Spotify???

    PDV

    Russ Ayarza cuando descubres ahora a Santigold xd

  66. Grinch Hobo

    we are blood

  67. Biddy Batnana

    Norma Bates Is Santigold.

  68. KORCZAK

    Prince - Little Red Corvette

  69. Lisa T

    💓 CHe.💓

  70. Hugo Carvalho

    COME TO BRAZIL 💚💛💙

  71. Cápsula del Tiempo

    PERFECT FAMILY! ITS ALL GOOD ITS ALL OK !!!!!! EAT SOME CHICKEN DRINK SOME WINE.

  72. Ben Robison

    Fuckin genius! Haven’t found a song that I didn’t just love!

  73. Shoni Nemavhidi

    I love this music

  74. Leanne King

    better than little talks - of monsters and men. santogold<3

  75. Leanne King

    our house is burning downnn

  76. satisfiction

    She's a genius. Absolutely entrancing.

  77. jay Roberge

    Look at that!!! She must be lgtb, it just makes it more artistic to think she is but if she is not then I don't necessarily love it more

  78. Luna Tech Design

    Ahead of your time!!! This couldn't be any truer while CA is under fire... 😢🤕 This this video and the lyrics!!!

  79. Kacper Popek

    Her every song sounds much better at the speed of 1.25.

  80. Drew D

    This video clip is dark...

  81. Tati Santos

    ♥♡♥♡♥santigold #1 fan

  82. Erin Smith

    Their chicken has tits 😶

  83. last young renegade

    My mom loves Santigold, and I so do I. I almost completely forgot about her until one of the band members I follow on SnapChat was listening to her. Thank God.

  84. Stephan Korczak

    First singing line melody completely stolen from Prince 'Little Red Corvette' I guess she used it as an hommage that makes it good. :)

  85. Fo Haus

    This song is forever

  86. HigherrConsciousness

    soylent green?? but damn she is beautiful... I'm in love...

  87. Brittany Coleman

    Dreamvix brought me here

  88. Rafael Febri

    Finally I've found full Thе KKKeepers movie here => https://twitter.com/c920bb4e65bd78926/status/872999639594672128

  89. Jarryd

    Wish I could dance like that

  90. Isaac Macleod

    My favorite song ever, it just keeps get more relevant!

  91. Jon Focker

    make tai lopez go away

  92. Romy Ilano

    This is so awesome

  93. Grug Bonkers

    hey let me tell you about homestuck

  94. Ev Ja

    I remember listening to this song while trying on some clothes in a fitting room in a forever 21 and using a new app called "shazzam" to find the name of it

  95. leojay60

    This is why half of this song's album is banned on You Tube in this part of the world. Too much truth! Luv sis