Vampire Weekend - Ottoman Lyrics




Ottoman couch, how handsome your furniture
Lovelier now, but dressed for a funeral
Begging you to sit for a portrait on the wall
To hang in the dark of some parliamentary hall

Elegant clothes you want to be seen with her
Under your tweeds you sweat like a teenager
Begging you to sit for a portrait on the wall
To hang in the dark of some parliamentary hall

Today is for you
They laid it out for you
For you
There will be six bells a-ringing and white women singing for you
But this feels so unnatural to Peter Gabriel, too

All of the cops and all of the time it took
Soon it's all lines read in a leather book
Begging you to wait for a minute by the door
Your creeping feet where they've never been before

Today is for you
They laid it out for you
For you
There will be six bells a-ringing and white women singing for you
But this feels so unnatural to Peter Gabriel, too





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  1. Wilo Polis

    I'm disappointed by how unavailable this song is

    FLYOUS

    Wilo Polis it is a single from 2008 - 2010... Judging from the cover it was supposed to be in Contra from Vampire Weekend !

    Wilo Polis

    @FLYOUS I heard it was like a bonus track on some releases of Contra

    Wilo Polis

    @FLYOUS Also hOLY CRAP THIS ACCOUNT IS STILL ACTIVE

  2. v10life

    Yeah What's up? Mm-hmm.Yeah it's me. Haha!! Yeah I'm back baby Cudder.

  3. narcowake

    Added to infinite playlist...

  4. Fro Zone

    I've been looking for this god damn song for months

  5. Deasy Music

    wat a fun song. i keep coming back to it

  6. Jemm M

    Ottoman couch, how handsome your furniture
    Lovelier now, but dressed for a funeral
    Begging you to sit for a portrait on the wall
    To hang in the dark of some parliamentary hall
    Elegant clothes, you want to be seen with her
    Under your tweeds you sweat like a teenager
    Begging you to sit for a portrait on the wall
    To hang in the dark of some parliamentary hall
    Today is for you
    They laid it out for you
    For you
    There will be six bells a-ringing and white women singing for you
    But this feels so unnatural, Peter Gabriel, too
    All of the cards and all of the time it took
    Soon it's all lines of red in a leather book
    Begging you to wait for a minute by the door
    Your creeping feet where they've never been before
    Today is for you
    They laid it out for you
    For you
    There will be six bells a-ringing and white women singing for you
    But this feels so unnatural, Peter Gabriel, too

  7. Christy Gonzalez

    🎶Love this songggg🎶

  8. Dom Jay

    Love the violin at the end. Sounds like some sort of fancy dinner music-

  9. William Shawley

    I don't know about Nick an Norah but check out their a take away show..Directed by Vincent Moon

  10. TheKRenee81

    Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist brought me here!😊😍

  11. Juice

    Nick and Norah's Infinite Playlist? :"D

    James Rankins

    ALL DAY EVERYDAY HOMIE

  12. Leticia Lopez

    ❤️❤️❤️

  13. Karen Garcia

    Vivan los morillos!!!!!! @heyitspriguel

  14. Lupita De Andromeda

    Amo esta canción n.n

  15. Mark Sepe

    Beat song ever

  16. donovanREPTARvelez

    Lol even though its not kid cudi I sing his lyrics without noticing:p

  17. Luke Shepard

    such a chill song, props to cudi for not ruining it

    Alexander Rios Jr

    Luke Shepard hey you don’t say that! Cudi is the best rapper ever. Most realest.

    arnaldo almeida

    Luke Shepard thank you!!!

    Brushogun

    Hey luke, your 6 years older now. Hows life been? Any relationships end? Any kids or change in career goals?

  18. FLYOUS

    @TheCalmingPants it ain't in any of the two studio albums : it's from 2008 film "Nick & Norah Infinite Playlist" soundtrack ... never seen it tho !
    FYI : Theophilus london also sampled Vampire Weekend in a couple songs "Give it up to dad" being my favorite... cheers :)

  19. Jeff Hickey

    I'll stick with Cudi's version I think.