Sleep Token - Hey Ya Lyrics




My baby don't mess around
Because she loves me so
And this I know for sho
But does she really want it
But can't stand to see me
Walk out the door?
Don't try to fight the feeling
Cause the thought alone is killing me right now
Thank God for Mom and Dad
For sticking through together
Cause we don't know how

Hey ya! Hey ya!
Hey ya! Hey ya!

You think you've got it
Oh, you think you've got it
But "got it" just don't get it
'Til there's nothing at all
We get together
Oh, we get together
But separate's always better
When there's feelings involved
And they say that "Nothing is forever"
Then what makes, love the exception?
Oh why oh why oh why
Are we so in denial
When we know that we're not happy here?

Hey ya! Hey ya
Hey ya! Hey ya
Hey ya
Oh hey ya





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Sleep Token Hey Ya Comments
  1. We Are The Empty

    This deserves so much more attention... flawless

  2. Ass Ass

    HeyYa is Stand

  3. Charmaine Selwood

    Makes me goddamn near cry

  4. Willow Hernandez

    "Hey ya" but it's f*cking depressing

  5. Anthony Paynter

    I mean, yeah, it's great, but you can't just leave out such important lines as "shake it, shake it, shake it, shake it, shake it, shake it, shake it, shake it, shake it, shake it like a Polaroid picture"

    Jordan Sartor

    Hahaha I feel that 😂😂 I think that was the part that covered up the true meaning of the song. Kinda smart looking back

  6. Lucas Mallaber

    Wooooow, great job guys!

  7. NoJoeOnlyZuul

    Bruh I was not emotionally prepared for this.

  8. Tom Cat

    My baby don't mess around
    Because she loves me so
    And this I know for sure
    But does she really wanna
    But can't stand to see me
    Walk out the door

    Don't try to fight the feelin'
    'Cause the thought alone
    Is killing me right now
    Thank God for mom and dad
    For sticking two together
    'Cause we don't know how

    Hey ya
    Hey ya
    Hey ya
    Hey ya

    You think you've got it
    Oh, you think you've got it
    But got it just don't get it
    When there's nothing at all
    We get together
    Oh, we get together
    But separate's always better
    When there's feelings involved

    And they say that "Nothing is forever"
    Then what makes love the exception
    Why are we so in denial
    When we know that we're not happy here

    Hey ya
    Hey ya
    Hey ya
    Hey ya

  9. SEMAJ

    Holy fuck....

  10. Etano Bhagratee

    Guys I think I know who vessel is. Theres this other artist called Eden that sounds similar to him and did a cover of this exact same song in the exact same style. What are the odds. I really think its him

  11. angrykoolaidman

    This cover just shows the brilliance of Andre 3000. Those lyrics, man.

  12. Cal Putnam

    Jordan hunts vocals are so dope on this cover love this band

    Dan Ashcroft

    It's not Jordan Hunt.

  13. Joseph McCoy

    Perfection, as only Vessel can deliver. Worship.

  14. Chad Rousseau

    This is dope

  15. Ultranationalist

    I want to see them cover noises by Pale Waves. It's a bit of a stretch but I think it could work.

  16. Christopher Saedler

    it should be called "song uncover" because in this Version the music fits the very dark lyrics, other than in the original one ^^
    good Job! now i see how great this song is!

  17. Pineappled

    New sad boy hours song

  18. Ich Und Nicht Du

    Hmmm... I was waiting for heavy Drop D# guitars to kick in

    Adam McCann

    First songs I heard by them were "Jaws," "Calcutta," and "The Way That You Were," which are pretty light except for about 30 seconds in "Jaws" and the outro of "Calcutta," so I was expecting mostly light stuff. Then when I heard "The Offering" I was blown the fuck away. So opposite direction from you I guess.

  19. Nina Sweatt

    Epic 🎧♥️👏🏻

  20. the medicine seller

    One, two, three!
    My baby don't mess around
    'Cause she loves me so
    This I know fo sho!
    But does she really wanna
    But can't stand to see me walk out tha door
    Don't try to fight the feeling
    Because the thought alone is killin' me right now
    Thank God for Mom and Dad
    For sticking to together
    Like we don't know how
    Hey ya! Hey ya!
    Hey ya! Hey ya!
    Hey ya! Hey ya!
    Hey ya! Hey ya!
    You think you've got it
    Oh, you think you've got it
    But got it just don't get it when there's nothin' at all
    We get together
    Oh, we get together
    But separate's always better when there's feelings involved
    Know what they say -its
    Nothing lasts forever!
    Then what makes it, then what makes it
    Then what makes it, then what makes it
    Then what makes love the exception?
    So why, oh, why, oh
    Why, oh,…

  21. Scott Taylor

    EDEN did it better

  22. Wayde Fox

    You guys are completely underrated

  23. Mariah Chadwick

    I’ve never felt so much inner peace flood my body. Listening to this with headphones was the most powerful experience I’ve ever had. Such an incredible song. Holy shit.

  24. shezz150

    Dayum......... Dayum.

  25. Stephen Mills

    Art is so bueatiful. So nice...

  26. Noah McCoy

    Wow, these lyrics are actually pretty thoughtful and don't really match the tone of the original song. I'm glad Sleep Token covered this.

    TheUsernameDenied

    The song is written in a way which makes you want to dance and have fun, regardless of what they are actually singing. You don't actually care about the emotions in the lyrics of the song, just the beat that goes along with it.

    "y'all don't want to hear me, ya just want to dance"

    "Don't want to meet your daddy (oh ohh), just want you in my caddy (oh ohh)"

    It's a song about just wanting the good times with a girl and ignoring the problems/commitment. Just like we just want to dance to Hey ya and ignore what the song is telling us in the lyrics.

    Lucas

    @TheUsernameDenied It's a really brilliant song in that respect, shame that people don't understand it until hearing a stripped-back acoustic cover.

  27. ACPilot

    It’s back on Spotify guys!

  28. Cody Martinez

    This is probably one of the most important covers out there. They changed the whole song without touching the words.

    Log Splitta

    At a minimum, they turned a song I didn't like into one I do, so hey...ya.

    dexterWES

    I think 'Imagine' by A Perfect Circle still wins

    Spencer Burton

    Sleep Token's fans are so awesome. I can feel the love from here

    Reverie

    Cody Martinez listen to EDEN’s cover of this song.

    Jordan Sartor

    It's hard to describe, but the meaning of the song is a little more sincere now and I love it

  29. Pyxal

    This needs to be added back to Spotify ASAP

    ACPilot

    Pyxal It’s back!

  30. galenkia

    Amazing.

  31. Anthony Guardalabene

    Has to be Bastille. Go listen to Pompeii and then come back here...😀

    Chesley H.

    Anthony Guardalabene it’s not. Look at their current and past tour dates lol 🤣

    Matty Woo

    Jordan Hunt

  32. LaVonta’ Lee

    I love this song because that reminds me of sadness, loneliness, tears of joy, I enjoyed listened to this when I meditate. 😀

  33. Tushari Barbero

    Sounds like an Hozier version of the song and I love it!

    Anthony Guardalabene

    Try Bastille. Listen to Pompeii.

    Adam McCann

    @Anthony Guardalabene why not both

  34. Tis Wolfy

    I had this song on one of my playlists on spotify and then I was wondering why I hadn't heard it in a little bit only to find out it was removed. Instantly sad.

  35. cesar gonzalez

    Why is this off spotify:,(

    Michael Rodriguez

    cesar gonzalez no it's there buddy !

  36. J Shannon

    Someone should do an R&B cover to this........

    Patrick Baitman

    This could be Post Malone and Majid Jordan.

  37. Nova 142

    Their songs take me to this kind of place. Where I'm by myself but I don't feel alone tho. I can't explain. It's a peaceful feeling. Same feeling I get from Oceana "devil walk God walk"

    Adam McCann

    Whoa someone else who likes Oceana, what are the odds

    PAYtheGHOST BandOfficial

    @Adam McCann yes I do lol btw this is me I'm just on my bands page lol I'm the singer!!!!

    Comaslug II

    Birth.eater is ridiculously incredible. My god.

  38. Mariana Paiva

    Is this the guy from Bastille? XD

    Ryan McAllister

    Mariana Paiva It does seriously sound like him!

    Anthony Guardalabene

    Has to be!

    be fahren

    Can't be true. Bastille had a gig in asia and sleep token in england at the same time ;)

    Adam McCann

    Every time I talk about this band with someone that doesn't know them, I say the singer sounds like the guy from Bastille or Amber Run, a lot of the softer parts sound like Bon Iver or Hozier, and the heavy parts sound like Deftones or Northlane. I like a lot of bands, but this is probably the most unique band I've ever listened to. Closest thing is The Contortionist and even then there's a big gap.

    Sean O'Brien

    Jordan Hunt

  39. Deidara Uchiha

    Absolutely love this cover,I cannot stop listening to this,I was wondering if I could use your cover in a video that i'm working on

  40. BrunOlio

    Amazing!!!

  41. Sandy Koenig

    so beautiful..

  42. Derk Ender

    Holy fuck nuggets this is beautiful way better then the old one.

  43. quietriot

    Goosebumps!

  44. TD170

    This is absolutely phenomenal!

  45. ganondorfchampin

    Would be beautiful if it wasn't for the tonedead R&B melodies from the original.

    cazza710

    the original song was an absolute masterpiece anyway tho what are you on about

    ganondorfchampin

    Original song sucks arse.

    lessqqmorepewpiu

    youre the one that sucks arse though sorry m8

    Adam McCann

    He's probably one of those guys who only listens to metal. Don't get me wrong, metal is probably 85% of what I listen to. But I try to have an open mind about other types of music. Don't think OP can say the same.

  46. Edvin

    Weird how I never thought about the good lyrics of this song. When I listen to the original I can only hear the "HEEEEYYYYYAAAA!".

    Sara-Jayne B

    You are absolutely right! Was thinking the same thing! This version is AMAZING!!

    a HERO that doesn’t know what protect means

    I kinda feel like that was the intent. Like to have this really dark depressing song disguised as a happy fun dance number

    Mimmkey

    @a HERO that doesn’t know what protect means You are spot on. Listen carefully before the last chorus, I believe, and you'll hear him say something to the effect of: They don't even want to listen, they just want to dance. Very well observed:)

    xXThe AlleviatorXx

    There is a video on its masterfully disguised implications

  47. mchlmacdonald

    You have given this song an unfathomable beauty. Thank you so much for this.

  48. Henrique Baptista

    I tried to listen the original song again after 10yr. Now your version is the definitive for me.

  49. Cody E

    9gag sent me here... not disappointed... will share.

  50. IanW820

    this is perfect

  51. j gd

    Expected for a djenty breakdown until the end... nice cover though.

  52. hyperforms

    Beautiful hahaha

  53. ComaDave

    Wow. This is tasty.
    I hope they sell those masks at some point.
    Me wants.

  54. khultura

    his voice his godlike, I wish I could find out who that guy is :D

    Levi Lively

    I think he sounds like the HoZier guy. That's immediately who I thought it was.

    Etano Bhagratee

    Check out Eden, I think it might be him. He did a cover of this exact same song in the same style.

    Reverie

    Etano Bhagratee definitely not EDEN. He doesn’t project his voice nearly enough, something I grow increasingly frustrated about with each new release. Projector is a little better and more like ityttmom-era but vertigo was so far back on his vocal chords it felt like he wasn’t even trying. His voice is def different than Vessel’s.

    Sean O'Brien

    Jordan Hunt

    Daniel Hardin

    @Reverie yeah fr. I wasnt expecting to see eden mentioned here. Hes my favorite artist out there, that's crazy.

  55. corey Bennett

    It's ridiculous how great this band are . Hoping for a full length soon

  56. Alex

    This was... interesting. I'd love to see a Sleep Token rendition of something campy like Dragonforce! Think about it! A wistful, dreamy falsetto cooing Through the Fire and Flames would be great!

  57. usernamesareforidiot

    Wow. Nailed this one.

  58. Soundfactor Time

    Wow! This gave me goosebumps. What a great voice, and cool new take on the song! Big up on ya! :)

  59. Serena Kathryne

    This version makes me like this song. It is amazing!