Vampire Weekend - Hold You Now Lyrics




I know the reason why you think you gotta leave
Promises of future glory don't make a case for me
I did my best and all the rest is hidden by the clouds
I can't carry you forever, but I can hold you now

Leaving on your wedding day
All calm and dressed in white
All I'll keep's the memory of one last crooked night
The pews are getting filled up
The organ's playing loud
I can't carry you forever, but I can hold you now

I know the reason why you think I oughta stay
Funny how you're telling me on my wedding day
Crying in those rumpled sheets
Like someone's 'bout to die
You just watch your mouth when talking 'bout the father of the bride

Why's your heart grown heavy, boy, when things were feeling light?
Turning this June morning into some dark judgment night
This ain't the end of nothing much, it's just another round
I can't carry you forever, but I can hold you now





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  1. David Piçarra

    I have this on Cassette Tape

  2. Madi Skorey

    i need a compilation of just the choir please oml

  3. Martha Tedla

    why is everyone that listens to vampire weekend high all the time

  4. Nombrep Apellidos

    Heard this in a movie... maybe Mr. nobody?

  5. So Sick And Tired Of All The Needless Beating

    Congrats to Grammy Nomination!

  6. Bimm BeckBimm

    @0:50 always makes me laugh

  7. Bob Jones

    Yes the sample is from “The Thin Red Line,” but did you know it’s used in “Mr. Nobody” too?

  8. Ram Puii

    💓💓💓💓💓💓💓💓💓💓💓💓

  9. usb cable

    not a strong start imo

  10. Mary Pat Baxter

    it's been a long time coming...love it thanks

  11. Alexander Dunning

    What's a Melanesian choir gotta do to get a credited ft. these days?

  12. Jennifer Kozlik

    I listen to this CD in my car!

  13. Don’t Touch

    I want all of you to remember that this is what incredible music sounds like.

  14. Ma k

    I know the reason why you think you gotta leave
    Promises of future glory don't make a case for me
    I did my best and all the rest is hidden by the clouds
    I can't carry you forever, but I can hold you now

    Leaving on your wedding day
    All calm and dressed in white
    All I'll keep's the memory of one last crooked night
    The pews are getting filled up
    The organ's playing loud
    I can't carry you forever, but I can hold you now

    I know the reason why you think I oughta stay
    Funny how you're telling me on my wedding day
    Crying in those rumpled sheets
    Like someone's 'bout to die
    You just watch your mouth when talking 'bout the father of the bride

    Why's your heart grown heavy, boy, when things were feeling light?
    Turning this June morning into some dark judgment night
    This ain't the end of nothing much, it's just another round
    I can't carry you forever, but I can hold you now




    to moonn6pence from papayeverte

  15. Brian Garoutte

    This album helped me to realize, I never liked Vampire Weekend, I liked Rostam (Batmanglij) - without hearing this extremely disappointing production by Ezra Koenig and his Vampire Weekend, I never would have found the seemingly endless list of heat that Rostam has continued to produce, from his OG works as Discovery, his Solo work, and fire collaboration with artists like Hamilton Leithauser.

    So Thanks Ezra and “Vampire Weekend” for showing your true colors on FOTB.

    Grant Eubanks

    Damn that's really negative. Hope you're happier away from this great music.

  16. Juani

    That TRL sample caught me off guard, fuck.

  17. Randy White

    I’m about to listen to this album for the first time

  18. Charlie

    Mother fucker.... One of my favorite bands have sampled one of my favorite songs... Holy mother of jesus...

    I wish I could die right now... In this moment... This is perfect

  19. Sean Flynn

    The Thin Red Line brought me here. Amazing book and movie. Go check it out.

  20. alatasam

    i love this, aesthetic

  21. Liviu Davidescu

    She reminds me of Joan Baez. Am I the only one?

  22. Aron Kramer

    Why isn't every review talking about this in particular? Truly iconic and free of any pretentiousness. At least that's how I feel about it. I feel so many critics judge through a filter while this is clearly such a beautifully written and heart wrenching song.

  23. DashGamezEveryday

    Does anyone have the CD of this?

    Jennifer Kozlik

    of course someone does

  24. anti contrarian

    Thin red line

  25. Lex Bers

    This song hits me so hard, my ex got married last june and I can't seem to let it go yet, it's been a tough time, but this album has kept me good company along these times.

  26. Facade Cake

    this reminds me of that someone like you meme with the gummy bears and stuff

  27. Miranda Carter

    Am I the only one who finds this song so terrifying and chilling to the spine? I love it.

  28. John Citizen

    Why would they ruin such a beautiful sample with that terrible fucking distortion. Absolutely terrible

  29. so ben

    growing up with your music , going to see you live finally :)

  30. Patrick Kennedy

    An absolute masterpiece

  31. Robert Biondo

    He said rock is dead. Im 62 , thats what brought me here. 2 min into first song. Reminds me of first Bob Dylan song i heard. Idk guess i check it out.

    Marc S

    yep. also feels like The Beatles cont'd met Grateful Dead in Ezra's clever mind

  32. Renaldo Matadeen

    Steve Martin approves

  33. MrGosuto

    what genre is this ?

  34. Avocado Gurl

    I love this song❤️❤️❤️

  35. xXNightcore StudiosXx

    I heard this song on the radio and I actually love this!

  36. Wellington Jesus Costa

    08/06/2019 alguém ?

  37. Wellington Jesus Costa

    Amei 🤩😍❤️💙🎶🎵

  38. minameise

    missed you guys!

  39. Nathan McMullen

    Whats the sample at 0:50

  40. Aaron Castillo

    Ojalá esta canción durara más

  41. Jorge F Méndez L

    Hans Zimmer + Vampire Weekend + Danielle Haim= Magic...

    ESTOS MONOS CREATIVOS QRO

    TOTALLY! my dream come true, malanesian chords plus vampire weekend... wooooowww

    Bluminati

    Masterpiece. 😊

    Alexander Dunning

    Not to be that pedantic person, but just so people get their due, Hans Zimmer didn't compose the choral songs from Thin Red Line - they are all sung by various Melanesian choirs, compositions unrelated to the film.

  42. just me

    great song!!!! ♡

  43. Steve M.

    Rostam is gone and you can hear it. This album is good but it sounds like Ezra's solo project not like VW. Too many cameo's

  44. Ramon Guevara

    Thin Red Line anyone???

  45. Per Mertens

    empire of the sun vs thin red line

  46. Tanner Nielsen

    Amazing.

  47. Pete Kiernan

    best vampire weekend album ever

  48. Trin bee

    this is disgustingly bad..i can't believe this shite

  49. uglytashi

    welcome back

  50. Kurt Kline

    I demand a live version with full choir!

    Kathy Dowell

    They played this in Nashville last week. ;)

    Sara Valentini

    @Kathy Dowell I saw it in Toronto <3

    Liviu Davidescu

    hear hear

  51. Cory James

    Great song, but it's allllllllmost cheating by using that choir from TTRL... it's nearly impossible to not emotionally implode to that sound.

    Absyrd The Person

    Cory James it’s just called genius. It musically fit the notes previously and thereafter sang

  52. Weber Candilora

    Sample the Hans Zimmer "Thin Red Line" bit and you deliver that hitter.. Hats off

  53. Lisamari Gaming

    Why am I crying

  54. Dan Villanueva

    Es es hermoso lo que han logrado que sienta al escuchar esta canción.

  55. rebels5785

    The 3 worst songs on the album are the Danielle Haim colabs. They should have left them off and Ezra and Danielle should have released a colab album together.

    Loose Seal

    100% disagree. Can't even fathom how you could think that

    rebels5785

    @Loose Seal because I dont enjoy those songs. Pretty simple.

  56. James Henry

    The chorus doesn't make any sense but is beautiful ♥️

  57. GadBoDag

    "What if country musicians were big fans of The Life of Pablo?"

    Great track, love it!

    Carlos

    yeah love the hip hop influence in the production

  58. Heather Lake

    The Thin Red Line sample gave me instant feelings 😭

  59. husk kie

    this album is so amazing

  60. Numayam

    Fuck this is good

  61. Shovon

    The chorus is a sample from the 1999 world war 2 film "The Thin Red Line".
    It is sung by the Soloman Islanders in a mix of "pidjin English and creole" and is called "God Yu Tekem Laef Blong Mi": "God, take my life and let it be".

    Based on an old English hymn.

    Sara Valentini

    Thank you <3

  62. Neil Cody

    Soon as the Thin Red Line part shockingly kicked in I welled up. Then I read the comments, saw similar reactions, and Like that the world wasnt too big...

  63. 전문가손을 넣는

    There are many musicians who blend country music with other genre and label it Americana, but VW is different. Who would think that they mix glitch and African chant-influenced chorus?

    Hany Abed

    전문가손을 넣는 it’s not African. It’s Solomon Islanders

  64. glittering void

    "Alright."

  65. BurkeSchneider

    Not gonna lie, it's bullshit they stole from The Thin Red Line.

    No Airport

    BurkeSchneider what’re you referring to?

    BurkeSchneider

    @No Airport https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=QAiE681An_Q

    BurkeSchneider

    @No Airport Here it is from a scene in the actual movie: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=VVD0I6O0UJk It's an amazing film. I would recommend it to anyone.

  66. Elektric Skeptic Johaniskraut Bernstein Or'Cheard

    Oh my Gosh · AMAZING● You've still got it & then some!!💜💜💜💜💜💜💜💜☮️☮️☮️☮️

  67. Devin O'Rourke

    Thin Red Line ftw

  68. Beana guts

    ok why aren’t we talking about this amazing duo?? I never knew this was the collab we needed

  69. Richard

    beautiful

  70. Sir Copperfield

    Soundtrack from one of my favorite films in a new song from one of my favorite bands. I can't even describe the emotions :')


    "Take My Life And Let It Be
    Consecrated Lord To Thee
    Take My Hands And Let Them Move
    At The Impulse Of Thy Love"

    Abdo Rodríguez

    Mr Nobody?

    Sir Copperfield

    @Abdo Rodríguez The Thin Red Line

  71. Arlo Roster

    Wow, this is... different. I hope the rest of the album is more like old VW.

  72. Scott D

    Top notch song. I missed these guys

  73. J. Sastre

    The Thin Red Line, Mr Nobady, Vampire Weekend.

  74. Trin bee

    still can't believe how bad this is

  75. Wake and Listen

    HANS ZIMMER <3

  76. sophos34

    the father of the bride = quincy jones

  77. Daniel Tester

    Terrence Malick, Hans Zimmer, The Thin Red Line, one of the best films ever made.

    Viola Agosti

    I was speachless. My favourite band and my favourite soundtrack of all time.

  78. Charlie Calmecus

    I fuxking cried listening to this cos my ex used to tell me I looked like Ezra Koenig, we never had the chance to listen to hear the nee album together

  79. Lucy E.

    Sample: Hans Zimmer song, also used in movie Mr. Nobody during Angels of Oblivion scene: https://youtu.be/i5MLaabdxvY

  80. Ana Torres

    The sampled chorus is simply amazing

  81. Vlad Ilkevich

    I gotta be honest: this song is literally EVERYTHING

  82. Hannah Roscher

    That choral part in the beginning and towards the end reminds me of Mr. Nobody

    elias karago

    You and I. The angels of oblivion scene.

  83. Trin bee

    OMG THIS IS THE WORST VAMPIRE WEEKEND SONG I AM GONNA THROW UP BUT NOT IN A GOOD WAY

  84. Quade Carter

    Well, I thought the country part ruined it

  85. frhhzrh

    i loooove the church choir bit
    such a wonderful album

  86. TFawkesable

    when the choir hits...

    ANNIE SPECKHAHN

    instant chills.

  87. timmy strini

    It’s okay, these are happy tears I think

  88. Dan Fuller

    Seems like it's sampling this: https://youtu.be/oUEJFp9L7-4 from The Thin Red Line soundtrack.

  89. aunthau MV

    Damn this is something else boys. Im excited to listen to the rest of em.

  90. Scott Oglesby

    God, yu tekem laef blong mi
    Mi mi givim nao long yu
    Bak mi giv evride
    Blong leftemap nem blong yu


    DUDE I love God. I love vampire weekend. I was so hyped for this album and you just sampled one of my favorite songs. Wow. thanks. it gave me chills! thank you. so glad people will hear it, i first heard it from a panda bear sample. it is a gift that keeps giving. praise God

  91. monday2471

    this album blew me away. vampire weekend will always be near and dear to my heart <333

  92. Marino Castillo

    Damn..... I did not expect this... so good. I might pass out from excitement if I ever do see them live.

  93. jtuck35

    This is the ONE. Been playing it nonstop all day. So clever to release the quirkier, more MVotC tracks as singles and save the more orthodox (but if anything more brilliant) likes of this and Married in a Gold Rush for the album. Also, anyone else feeling First Aid Kit vibes?

    (Also a sample from one of my favourite soundtracks to one of my favourite films by one of the (maybe formerly) greatest living directors and certainly one of the greatest living film composers. COME ON NOW.)

    TheInfamousBertman

    Definitely got First Aid Kit vibes as well

    YoseMiteEmery

    Hans Zimmer is a Genius!

  94. Anna Young

    The choir from the song in The Thin Red Line!!! Yes!

  95. Hunter Chalfant

    Amazing opener...

  96. Groovy Lisa

    Wow I'm pleasantly surprised I enjoy this track can't wait for my copy of the record to come.

  97. Jason Kane

    Was not expecting a tear jerking song, it is wonderful, esp for any dads out there

  98. Luke Summers

    1:15 why guys

    Inês Candeias

    LOL we'll get used to it <3