Vampire Weekend - Harmony Hall Lyrics




We took a vow in summertime
Now we find ourselves in late December
I believe that New Year's Eve
Will be the perfect time
For their great surrender
But they don't remember

Anger wants a voice
Voices wanna sing
Singers harmonize
Till they can't hear anything
Thought that I was free
From all that questioning
But every time a problem ends
Another one begins

And the stone walls of Harmony Hall bear witness
Anybody with a worried mind can never forgive the sight
Of wicked snakes inside a place you thought was dignified
I don't wanna live like this, but I don't wanna die
I don't wanna live like this, but I don't wanna die

Within the halls of power lies
A nervous heart that beats
Like a young pretender's
Beneath these velvet gloves I hide
The shameful crooked hands
Of money lender
'Cause I still remember

Anger wants a voice
Voices wanna sing
Singers harmonize
Till they can't hear anything
Thought that I was free
From all that questioning
But every time a problem ends
Another one begins

And the stone walls of Harmony Hall bear witness
Anybody with a worried mind can never forgive the sight
Of wicked snakes inside a place you thought was dignified
I don't wanna live like this, but I don't wanna die
I don't wanna live like this, but I don't wanna die

And the stone walls of Harmony Hall bear witness
Anybody with a worried mind can never forgive the sight
Of wicked snakes inside a place you thought was dignified
I don't wanna live like this, but I don't wanna die

I don't wanna live like this, but I don't wanna die
And the stone walls of Harmony Hall bear witness
Anybody with a worried mind can never forgive the sight
Of wicked snakes inside a place you thought was dignified
I don't wanna live like this, but I don't wanna die





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  1. Elra Beechum

    I've listened to the album too much...I always hear the beginning of 'Bambina' after this song ends haha

  2. Carrie-Anne R.

    I have a fear of snakes. So for the longest time I avoided this video and I must admit it was hard, watching this.

  3. Danilo Rodrigues

    This is song being nominated for a Grammy as best Rock song is another bad joke. They are talented, but this is not Rock

  4. Chris Howerton

    Congrats on the Grammy nod,Vampire Weekend!

  5. Fliqpy卍 HTF C.C

    Mero temazo

  6. Paul Stimson

    https://youtu.be/blqPQP7RPXw

  7. Karin Holloway

    in all ways yummy

  8. Clayton Robinson

    Absolute Shit

  9. Tomiwa Aina

    best vampire weekend song ever

  10. dseer13

    ive gotten to the point where i want to die because i live like this

  11. HarveyBirdman

    Oh hello there...Jonah Hill

  12. Betina Schioett

    I like the song, but the video is a little boring...

  13. Peter Sutherland

    Lol. Real good. Real. Good. Good. Lol...
    I don't want to live like this
    But I don't want to die

  14. CrazybotZ EJ

    Doble Nueve 99.1
    La radio Rock en Lima 🇵🇪

  15. Joseph Komarnicki

    Why does this song sound like Bleachers: I wanna get better???

  16. CalamityJane031

    This song describes how I feel about church and religion!
    Absolutely LOVE Vampire Weekend! They KILLED IT in 2019!! Way to go guys!!

  17. soroteca71

    Joy to the world: Madchester is back!!!! That groove in the refrain, layers of sequenced drum patterns, is so end of the 80's... I loved it back then and it keeps on putting me mental on today.

  18. Angela Bailey

    ♥️♥️ they make me so happy

  19. Little Relief

    such a hot maths teacher.

  20. Michael Lancaster

    Kind of sounds like the Grateful Dead near the end.

  21. UrinatingTheCrowd

    all of this screams the 90's but its actually 2019

  22. Dini xoxo

    i dont get what is it supposed to be with him cooking?????

  23. Derian Lewis

    This is very evil

  24. The Mystery Bee

    Great song. Dumb lazy video, sadly.

  25. Historicus

    I hear Grateful Dead, Paul Simon, the Rolling Stones, They Might Be Giants, and Phish...but I like it.

  26. Maxwell Martin

    How TF are they making those pancakes?!

  27. Carlos Cepeda

    he looks like roose bolton of GOT. little bit xd

  28. Joel Squire

    I'm literally downloading something while listening to this! XD

  29. Ian

    In my eyes this is the song of 2019.

  30. Paul Roe

    Good stuff. Doesnt have that extremely distinct sound Vampire Weekend had early on but still pretty good

  31. Andre Vincelli

    Great song, outstanding musicianship. Thanks for sharing the joy, humour, professionalism, energy and commitment to your craft.

  32. GameSetMatch

    Don’t mind me, I’m just here for the pancakes.

  33. Gregory Ferguson

    The melodies and riffs are dope in this song.

  34. Murray Channell

    this song reminds me of eating a pancake

  35. Scorpio Rising

    Feed your snake bro, he's been begging you for eggs the whole video. 🥚🐍

  36. simple shorts

    I got the amazon music ad just before the song

  37. Augusto José

    Ezra is so hot!!!!!

  38. fishing with spoonking

    I already knew this dude was going to be trash ripping off other people's songs

  39. cnsk

    I like this song

  40. Mister Magee

    Those drum fills tho

  41. Wendy Walsh-Pardey

    it sound like Vampire weekend . Go you good thing boi.

  42. Camila is Life

    Just forget the lyrics and tone of this song is killing 😶😍

  43. Robert Hofmann

    I like it. Reminds me of Paul Simon for some reason.

  44. Robert Horan

    I feel like heard this in 2013

  45. Persona Persona

    This is just ass idk how people listen to it and feel happy like wtf

  46. AngryAngry Owls

    Discovered this song while watching them do an interview with the singer about how they slowed down and stretched out the melody to make it airwave friendly.
    Very catchy, I must say. I shall see what some other tracks sound like, maybe?

  47. Gorka Garrido

    Temazoooo!!!

  48. MaybeWeAintUs

    I just love this band! They are so innovative. Their sound is so unique. They never disappoint.

  49. 13mollydog

    All it needs is Bez dancing around

  50. Lando Walker

    Jonah Feldstein makes me sick

  51. Big country's poundcake

    You guys listen to this you stink.


    Jk you use axe b wash you’re good. 🖖🏻

  52. Greg Fridholm

    Old guy here, seeing the video for the first time...
    FAIL: Egg eating snake was not shown gulping the egg, to end the video.
    WIN: Great song and great people otherwise, just left us hanging. Or is this new generation you toob political correctness? No snake eggs, eh?

  53. Bimm BeckBimm

    I want a Vampire Weekend Cooking Special

  54. Paulo Martins

    Muito bom !

  55. Paris

    im checking out vampire weekend because of zach from try guys bahaha XD

  56. Matt K

    I thought this song was about shooting heroin, in Chicago. But, either way, I could be wrong. I thought it was about me. HOW SELFISH.

  57. R. D.

    Vampire Weekend never disappoints.

  58. Cristhian Santos

    I think is like a tribute to the 90s music videos...

  59. hannah

    this is definitely a political commentary song right

  60. Anonymouse 777

    I want some them pancakes;((

  61. martboogie

    I want to make those pancakes

  62. calvinzhobbes

    this video is too inactive for the bouncy upbeat music of the song...it should be an active, dancing video!

  63. Fateful Slave

    See you at Okeechobee

  64. smashedupwards

    the way he sings the first two lines, both tone and lyrics remind me of a song from like 20 years ago and i cant put my finger on it and im just going to go insane.

  65. Brooke

    I’m gonna say it...

    Ezra Koenig is adorable the same way a puppy is adorable

  66. admanvothing

    This is a Newsboys song

  67. Kris Griffiths

    Hey, who's listening in 2019?

  68. Peter A

    All I hear is Grateful Dead. Touch of Grey and Friend of the Devil.

    ronster369

    Relax soldier....Embrace the new Grateful Dead of the 21st century and be thankful.
    Don't be a party pooper old man...heh?

  69. AndreiTupolev

    That snake looks rather cute. Look how he's smiling!

  70. Annabelle tiktok

    like a fine wine, I am hearing George Michael, Freedom, Happy Mondays, Belle and Sabastian.

  71. Ricardo MT

    Any fake news peeps left today, like how does he look the same at 9 and 30, just look at damn pancake where is his mom and why does he have a pet snake. This is brilliantly elegant

  72. FARID1870

    very stone roses vibes

  73. Rog White

    Like the London Times says ,could be Grateful Dead with a decent singer

  74. Sarah More

    Such a cool song dudes I feel young again back when my kids were babies yes

  75. Ron Babu

    🧛‍♂️ VAMPIRE
    WEEKEND 🧛‍♀️

  76. RAF71chingachgook

    just start it at 3:42. Run to the end. Repeat indefinitely.

  77. Groovy Lisa

    Congrats to Vampire Weekend on your album of the year nomination at the grammy. Father Of The Bride is my favorite album of 2019.

    Jerry Lorosae

    They are nominated for 2 grammys and a third grammy for Ezra Koenig for Best Rock Song "harmony hall"

    CalamityJane031

    AMEN!! 👌🙌 Not to mention landing in the top 100 worldwide for album sales! They're killing it.

  78. Audwin Bauer

    grammys😍😍😍

  79. Feeby Peels

    Another nominee for the Grammys best rock song that is absolutely not rock music. I am depressed.

    Viсtor Petryliak

    true true

    Wilo Polis

    I'm just glad they're getting awarded for this stuff. Plus they're kinda genre-bending so 🤷🏼‍♂️

  80. Juan Martínez Rodilla

    Such a good vibe, thank you for these, I am on the bus going to the office and the light in my face shine brighter listening to this vibe!!! Enjoy the day and the rest of your life!!!! 🐻💚🐻💚🐻

  81. supachill1

    98% GD and it’s awesome.

  82. ecologyfries

    imagine caring where people heard the song from

  83. Crazy frog VEVO

    This is the most aesthetically pleasing video ever

  84. Prop

    This song gives me the feeling of a lover who found a better life long after me in the most bittersweet of ways

  85. The Big Picture

    "Hey McFly!!"

  86. Tom Palminteri

    Great song! not sure about the video but this just may be one of the best Songs I've heard from a rock artist in years! It's like a great Paul Simon song mixed with some Dead and Who.

  87. Matao Altamirano

    Better than Mac lethals dumbass pancake video

  88. Tony Condy

    love this, if you like this check out Ripple by the grateful dead

  89. Bueno 2580

    Grateful Dead vibes.

  90. analogi kreatif

    suuuuuuccchhhhhh a beatiful songggggg. rhythms of the 90s was so dope!

  91. pєαchєsαndpєppєrs

    Totally getting lost in their music rn 💚💚.

  92. gaby r

    These guy's suck balls like a gay vampire

  93. Dr. loser

    where is jerry, i was promised jerry

  94. Konstantin Polyakov

    Hi there!
    I play instruments and sing and record myself!
    I think music deserves all our love and respect!
    Tell me how bad I suck with a comment or two


    https://soundcloud.com/konstantinpolyakov/breaking-bread

  95. hotel south dakota

    I DONT WANNA LIVE LIKE THIS, BUT I DONT WANNA DIIIIIIIIIIIIIIEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE

  96. djo9C1

    Vampire Weekend goes and puts out this fantastic gem of a song, but then shortly thereafter they release the dreadfully awful This Life.

    crystal

    Say that again I will throw my phone against the wall

  97. MrTdwinn

    still laugh every time I hear this song in the background in those hotel commercials 8-)

    Killua Zoldyck

    Yes, me too! I figure someone thought they'd play a joke on their bosses who didn't listen to the lyrics...