Vampire Weekend - Finger Back Lyrics




Bend my finger back (snap)
Wrap it in a paper towel
Break a twig in half and set it straight

Beat me with a wood bat
Hit me with a canister that's fired while the soldiers drive away

Bend my finger back (snap)
On and on and on for days

Hit me with a wood bat
Hit me like a Yankee
Like a son of freedom, never as a slave

It's etiquette, you idiot
Spend time behind the line
Show sympathy to L.A. where the sun don't ever shine
Everybody wants you, but baby, you are mine
Baby, you're not anybody's fool

Bless me with a heart attack
A real crise cardiaque
And show me where to find the surgeon's knife

Eviscerate me now (hack)
Take me to my punishment
The punishment I've needed all my life

Bend my finger back (snap)
On and on and on with strife

Listen to my bum rap
Listen to the evidence exonerating me from being right

It's etiquette, you idiot
Spend time behind the line
Show sympathy to L.A. where the sun don't ever shine
Everybody wants you, but baby, you are mine
Baby, you're not anybody's fool

I know that I've been wicked and the road to hell is wide
Cursed by curiosity that made us go inside
Everyone was charming, but we took 'em for a ride
Baby, you're not anybody's fool

Bend my finger back (snap)
Wrap it in a paper towel
Break a twig in half and set it straight

Hit me with a wood bat
Hit me with a canister that's fired while the soldiers drive away

Bend my finger back (snap)
On and on and on for days

Hit me with a wood bat
Hit me like a Yankee
Like a son of freedom, never as a slave

It's etiquette, you idiot
Spend time behind the line
Show sympathy to L.A. where the sun don't ever shine
Everybody wants you, but baby, you are mine
Baby, you're not anybody's fool

The harpsichord is broken and the television's fried
The city's getting hotter like a country in decline
Everyone's a coward when you look them in the eyes
But baby, you're not anybody's fool

Sing next year in Jerusalem
You know – the one at W.103RD and Broadway
'Cause this Orthodox girl fell in love with the guy at the falafel shop - and why not?
Should she have averted her eyes and just stared at the laminated poster of the Dome of the Rock?

And then blood, blood, blood, blood, blood, blood, blood, bloooood
And then blood, blood, blood, blood, blood, blood, blood, bloooood

Remembrances of holy days in Tarrytown and Rye
I don't wanna live like this, but I don't wanna die

Condolences to gentle hearts who couldn't bear to try
I don't wanna live like this, but I don't wanna die

Remembrances of holy days in Tarrytown and Rye
I don't wanna live like this, but I don't wanna die





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Vampire Weekend Finger Back Comments
  1. Sergej Lovrekovic

    <333333333333333

  2. Marie S

    This sounds like being eighteen again.

  3. Sarah Gracek

    This song brings back so many memories from when I was a kid

  4. dg rabbit

    And why not?

  5. Ornithocowian King

    that piano at 0:14 tho

  6. just me

    ezra knows so many wordssss😂♥️

  7. just me

    great song!!!!

  8. Chase The Sakura

    This song sounds like Animal Collective lel

    waterglass21

    Its sounds so Avey Tare

    Leandro Coste

    It also shares something with U2's Sunday Bloody Sunday, unusual mixture haha

  9. Andrew Howett

    I love this song so much that I actually visited ''Jerusalem" at West 103rd st in New York.
    The falafel sandwich tasted decent.

    Kristen McGeorge

    I did too, last Friday! got a chicken kebab special. their hummus is so good.

  10. waterglass21

    Sounds very Animal Collective

  11. Fabulous Killjoy

    I don't wanna live like this, but I don't wanna die, and the STONE WALLS OF—oh wait…

  12. Matt

    Thought I recognised that lyric

  13. Pietro Pes

    Love Harmony Hall...no wait...

  14. Alannah B

    This is the song that turned me on to vampire wknd

  15. Veronica Whiteside

    People really out here sleeping on this song

    Ornithocowian King

    lol cause we're too slow to hear the lyrics

  16. Minecraft Dudes

    Favorite song ever!!

  17. Alisa Beck

    "It's etiquette you idiot"
    "I don't wanna live like this, but I don't wanna die"

    This band is just- I don't- I mean- just- you know?? I love this so much, y'all have no idea

    Sophie Reed

    I know...I know. We all know.

  18. Polka Productions

    Harmony Hall, anyone?

  19. Ame Aquarian

    came back for harmony hall :)

  20. Nathan Hassall

    cool name cool album cover...music seems to have no connection to it at all...hmmmpppfff..I guess these are the twilight vampires that sparkle. Le stat woulden't listen to this.

    Keith Miller

    lol you know Vampire Weekend predates twilight, right?

    spacegalaga

    Keith Miller actually vw formed in 2006 while twilight was published in 2005 💁‍♂️

  21. NaturalBornRebel

    Bend my finger back, snap!
    Wrap it in a paper towel
    Break a twig in half and set it straight
    Beat me with a wood bat
    Hit me with a canister
    That's fired while the soldiers drive away
    Bend my finger back, snap!
    On and on and on and on for days
    Hit me with a wood bat
    Hit me like a Yankee
    Like a son of freedom, never as a slave

    [Chorus]
    It's etiquette, you idiot
    Spend time behind the line
    Show sympathy to LA where the sun don't ever shine
    Everybody wants you, but baby you are mine
    And baby you're not anybody's fool

    [Verse 2]
    Bless me with a heart attack
    A real crise cardiaque
    And show me where to find the surgeon’s knife
    Eviscerate me now, hack!
    Take me to my punishment
    The punishment I needed all my life
    Bend my finger back, snap!
    On and on and on and on with strife
    Listen to my bum rap
    Listen to the evidence
    Exonerating me from being right

    [Chorus]
    It's etiquette, you idiot
    Spend time behind the line
    Show sympathy to LA where the sun don't ever shine
    Everybody wants you, but baby you are mine
    And baby you're not anybody's fool

    [Post-Chorus 1]
    You know that I’ve been wicked and the road to hell is wide
    Cursed by curiosity that made us go inside
    Everyone was charming but we took 'em for a ride
    Baby, you’re not anybody’s fool

    [Verse 1]
    Bend my finger back, snap!
    Wrap it in a paper towel
    Break a twig in half and set it straight
    Beat me with a wood bat
    Hit me with a canister
    That's fired while the soldiers drive away
    Bend my finger back, snap!
    On and on and on and on for days
    Hit me with a wood bat
    Hit me like a Yankee
    Like a son of freedom, never as a slave

    [Chorus]
    It's etiquette, you idiot
    Spend time behind the line
    Show sympathy to LA where the sun don't ever shine
    Everybody wants you, but baby you are mine
    And baby you're not anybody's fool

    [Post-Chorus 2]
    The harpsichord is broken and the television's fried
    The city's getting hotter like a country in decline
    Everyone's a coward when you look them in the eyes
    But baby, you're not anybody's fool

    [Batshit Ezra Koenig spoken word interlude]
    Sing next year in Jerusalem
    You know, the one at W. 103rd and B'way?
    Cause this Orthodox girl fell in love with the guy at the falafel shop
    And why not?
    Should she have averted her eyes and just stared at the laminated poster of the Dome of the Rock?

    [Bridge]
    And then blood, blood, blood, blood, blood, blood, blood, bloooood
    And then blood, blood, blood, blood, blood, blood, blood, bloooood

    [Outro]
    Remembrances of holy days in Tarrytown and Rye
    I don’t wanna live like this, but I don’t wanna die
    Condolences to gentle hearts who couldn’t bear to try
    I don’t wanna live like this, but I don’t wanna die
    Remembrances of holy days in Tarrytown and Rye
    I don’t wanna live like this, but I don’t wanna die

  22. NaturalBornRebel

    Bend my finger back (snap)
    Wrap it in a paper towel
    Break a twig in half and set it straight

    Hit me with a wood bat
    Hit me with a canister that's fired while the soldiers drive away

    Bend my finger back (snap)
    On and on and on and on for days

    Hit me with a wood bat
    Hit me like a Yankee
    Like a son of freedom never as a slave

    It's etiquette, you idiot
    Spend time behind the line
    Show sympathy to L.A. where the sun don't ever shine
    Everybody wants you, but baby you are mine
    And baby, you're not anybody's fool

    Bless me with a heart attack
    A real crise cardiaque
    And show me where to find the surgeon's knife

    Eviscerate me now, hack
    Take me to my punishment
    The punishment I've needed all my life

    Bend my finger back, snap
    On and on and on and on with strife

    Listen to my bum rap,
    Listen to the evidence exonerating me from being right.

    It's etiquette, you idiot
    Spend time behind the line
    Show sympathy to L.A. where the sun don't ever shine
    Everybody wants you, but baby you are mine
    Baby, you're not anybody's fool

    I know that I've been wicked and the road to hell is wide
    Cursed by curiosity that made us go inside
    Everyone was charming, but we took 'em for a ride
    Baby, you're not anybody's fool

    Bend my finger back, snap
    Wrap it in a paper towel
    Break a twig in half and set it straight

    Hit me with a wood bat
    Hit me with a canister that's fired while the soldiers drive away

    Bend my finger back (snap)
    On and on and on and on for days

    Hit me with a wood bat
    Hit me like a Yankee
    Like a son of freedom never as a slave.

    It's etiquette, you idiot
    Spend time behind the line,
    Show sympathy to L.A. where the sun don't ever shine
    Everybody wants you, but baby you are mine
    Baby, you're not anybody's fool

    The harpsichord is broken and the television's fried
    The city's getting hotter like a country in decline
    Everyone's a coward when you look them in the eyes,
    But baby, you're not anybody's fool.

    Sing next year in Jerusalem
    You know – the one at W.103RD and Broadway.
    'Cause this Orthodox girl fell in love with the guy at the falafel shop and why not?
    Should she have averted her eyes and just stared at the laminated poster of the dome of the rock?

    And then blood, blood, blood, blood, blood, blood, blood, bloooood
    And then blood, blood, blood, blood, blood, blood, blood, bloooood

    Remembrances of holy days in Tarrytown and Rye
    I don't wanna live like this, but I don't wanna die

    Remembrances of generous hearts that couldn't bear to try
    I don't wanna live like this, but I don't wanna die

    Remembrances of holy days in Tarrytown and Rye
    I don't wanna live like this, but I don't wanna die

  23. Ryan Adams

    I don't wanna live like this, but I don't wanna die.

    Steven Yeoman

    should she averted her eyes & just stared at the dome of the rock?

    Latasains

    harmony hall?

  24. Nehomat Jomemny

    Amo a los Vampire Weekend. ¡Genios! Saludos desde Perú.

  25. sour diesel

    possibly the best album cover ever.

    Robbie Mcholland

    Calm down please!

  26. jose vr

    Vw=live

  27. Bobby Rodriguez

    Best song on the album.

    Avery

    What about diane young lol

    But I agree

    spacegalaga

    one of their best songs period 🤘😭

    Krogan Popy

    There are a lot of good songs on that album, its probably their best, in my opinion.

    Brett Mclachlan

    Would have to agree