Vampire Weekend - Hudson Lyrics




[Verse 1:]
Hudson died in Hudson Bay
The water took its victim's name
Now River's Rise told Riverside
To change their names again

A stranger walked in through the door
Said all apartments are pre-war
We laughed and asked him for his name
He stayed until the end

We watched the Germans play the Greeks
We marked the 99 year lease
Our fathers signed
Which I declined to try and comprehend

[Chorus:]
Over and over again, all these never-ending visions
Over and over again like a prize that's changing hands
The time has come
The clock is such a drag
All you who changed your stripes can wrap me in the flag

The legendary wooden gate
The first established real estate
Is lost to time like all the crimes that won this pleasant land (land, land)

[Chorus:]
Over and over again, all these never-ending visions
Over and over again like a prize that's changing hands
The time has come
The clock is such a drag
All you who changed your stripes can wrap me in the flag

Hudson died in Hudson Bay
But I was born on Sutton Place
The rising tide helped me decide to change my name again
Some men tend to linger on and some may case from Babylon
Some will roam their ruined home, rejoicing 'till the end

[Chorus:]
Over and over again, all these never-ending visions
Over and over again like a prize that's changing hands
The time has come
The clock is such a drag
All you who changed your stripes can wrap me in the flag

The lines are drawn
The map is such a drag
All you who changed your stripes can wrap me in the flag





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Vampire Weekend Hudson Comments
  1. Nirmali Deka

    This song is great...Feels like Nolan's Dunkirk...Has the clock ticking sound too.

  2. Kristen McGeorge

    I sat in the rain at Riverside Park, eating falafel from Jerusalem and listening to this the day I saw VW in NYC. It felt all too appropriate.

  3. Ornithocowian King

    oo yay "Some will roam their ruined home, rejoicing 'til the end" sounds fun

  4. Zoda the Jojo Fan

    "This song is eerie"
    Yeah, probably because it's named after a guy that got mutinied and left in a icy bay by his ship crew, never to be seen again.

  5. The_Darkness_Walker

    The lyrics for all who want them


    Hudson died in Hudson Bay
    The water took its victim's name
    The river's rise told Riverside to change their names again


    A stranger walked in through the door
    Said all apartments are pre-war
    We laughed and asked him for his name
    He stayed until the end


    We watched the Germans play the Greeks
    We marked the ninety nine year lease
    Our fathers signed
    Which I declined to try and comprehend


    Over and over again, all these never-ending visions
    Over and over again like a prize that's changing hands
    The time has a come
    The clock is such a drag
    All you who changed your stripes can wrap me in the flag


    The legendary wooden gate
    The first established real estate
    Is lost in time like all the crimes
    That won this pleasant land


    Over and over again, all these never-ending visions
    Over and over again like a prize that's changing hands
    The time has a come
    The clock is such a drag
    All you who changed your stripes can wrap me in the flag


    Hudson died on Hudson Bay
    But I was born on Sutton Place
    The rising tide helped me decide to change my name again
    Some men tend to linger on and some make haste from Babylon
    Some will roam their ruined home, rejoicing 'til the end


    Over and over again, all these never-ending visions
    Over and over again like a prize that's changing hands
    The time has come
    The clock is such a drag
    All you who changed your stripes can wrap me in the flag


    The lines are drawn
    The map is such a drag
    All you who changed your stripes can wrap me in the flag

  6. Jonny Fourie

    Anyone ever transcribe this? I would kill for a bass tab

  7. Dorie Pierre

    Spooky, indeed

  8. K-leb

    1:42
    Hey, that sounds like the metal clanging sound you hear in some Donkey Kong Country songs (like Mining Melancholy).

    KnightofShame

    K-leb God Mining Melancholy is a masterpiece

    Caleb Dickerson

    Also Jak and Daxter: The Precursor Legacy

  9. Last Chance

    I have a dog named Hudson!

    L. Taylor Martin

    thanks.

    Ornithocowian King

    keep him away from any unnamed bays

  10. Daniel Alvarez

    Wow I never thought I'd hear a creepy Vampire Weekend song. What a cool surprise. It's nice but I'm glad this is rare for them.

    grungeitisdead

    Daniel Alvarez it is

    hey laspen

    Lmao watch the new album is full of creepy songs

    K-leb

    For a band called Vampire Weekend, I would've thought there'd be more "creepy" songs by them.

    Janis Daugavietis

    I'm not
    I want more of this.
    This is my TOP 3 their favourite song

  11. C H

    such an eerie song

    Peachesn ncream

    Sounds low key good.

  12. Trinity

    this song creeps me out in a good way

  13. blahblah blahblahb la

    Undderatet siink

  14. dank memes

    this is dumb ur gay

  15. Strawberry Sodas

    Alexander Hamilton.

  16. Miranda G

    sounds like death

    Peachesn ncream

    That's why its good.

  17. maeve slon

    I love this song

  18. Madalyn Myers

    this is hauntingly numbing

    Leemythic

    it's like they went more spiritual in this song

  19. Madalyn Myers

    this is hauntingly numbing