Vampire Weekend - Sympathy Lyrics




I think I took myself too serious. It's not that serious.

Alone in someone's bedroom
She firmly took my hand
The isolation ended
I began to understand

In the ping-pong match of constant desire
I was never gonna get ahead
'Cause I was looking in the mirror

Now we've got that sympathy
What I'm to you, you are to me
Let's go

Judeo-Christianity
I'd never heard the words
Enemies for centuries
Until there was a third

In the ping-pong match of constant desire
I was never gonna get ahead
'Cause I was looking in the mirror

Now we've got that sympathy
What I'm to you, you are to me
Let's go

Diego Garcia
Surrounded by the waves
Lonely in the ocean
But in every other way
It was full of love
And the warmest fellow-feeling

Now we've got that sympathy
What I'm to you, you are to me
Let's go

I didn't have your sympathy
But I knew where to start
Explaining to you patiently
That the one who broke my heart
Would have broken yours
And thrown the pieces in the river

Now we've got that sympathy
What I'm to you, you are to me
Let's go

Let's go
Let's go

Let's go

Desperate for an enemy
But too afraid to kill
Use the pain of someone else
And triumph for their will
And spill the blood of the arrogant mosquitoes

Now we've got that sympathy
What I'm to you, you are to me
Let's go





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Vampire Weekend Sympathy Comments
  1. Anne Scholey

    R1s Indie Shows been playing this one for months

  2. semopil

    Mais qu'elle est moche cette chanson. Décousue, sonorité moches. Chaque fois que ça passe à France Inter je tourne le bouton. Pourquoi passer de la chanson étrangère moche ?

  3. Thesa Suggey

    Es perfecta, la mejor canción del álbum!

  4. R. D.

    Good stuff.

  5. green tuber

    Just so great fore a apple commurcial

  6. Bastos

    Antena 3...

  7. hank france

    low key can someone suggest more music similar to this (the song specifically, not just Vampire Weekend :D)

    Alek Burciaga

    Long Train Running - Doobie Brothers. Is pretty similar and an amazing song

  8. J141

    i like :3

  9. olivia1910

    I'm seriously incapable of listening to this song just once lol, I have to play it at least 3 times in a row ! So good

  10. Fabián Santana

    Suicide Blonde? Anyone? Love this jam though...

  11. green tuber

    Great song i was at you’re concert at Amsterdam 😃😃😃

  12. artistinthemaking123

    I have reached Nirvana.

  13. cemcfarlin

    And yet, I can't hear this song without thinking also of this song: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-iCaDuGye_I

  14. Joshua Nowak

    Slaps harder than my mother when I got 89% on a quiz.

  15. Penguin Fellow

    S’ssup

  16. John Williams

    Every time I listen to this song (probably around 20 times so far) it strikes me again how inventive, original, and funky these dudes (and dudettes?) are. Great lyrics and great music. Thanks, Vampire Weekend!

  17. Dreamstepper

    I hear some Gorillaz influence

  18. MrPorkingson

    This watch tells time. (Among other things.)

  19. DADAMON 99

    Saludos desde Perú.

  20. DADAMON 99

    Amo esta canción

  21. ecoRfan

    Apple Watch 5 brought me here

  22. ItsLucan

    this watch tells time

  23. Vojta

    APPLE WAAAAAAATCH

  24. Deagle Gamers

    Finally, just to reiterate. This. Watch. Tells. Time. Among other things....

  25. 박진현

    Apple Watch Series 5 brings me here.

  26. Gordon Cox

    Lazy ripoff of Long Train Running by the Doobie Brothers.
    I don't understand how, whoever wrote this song didn't instantly recognize that.
    Seriously. How . The bandmembers are that music history ignorant that someone didn't raise his hand and say, 'uhhh, guys...'
    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=m4tJSn0QtME

    Davy Roger

    Good artist copy, great artist steal

  27. MinekEzQM

    The tone has changed, but the rhythm is definitely "Long Train Running"

  28. michael TOKE

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HP_NE4XZGAc

  29. Blynky Land

    Reminds me of Doobie Brothers - Long Train Runnin'.

    Ron Zoscak

    Yeah, I caught that too, although I had the title of the Doobie Bros song wrong. I wouldn't be at all surprised if they get sued.

  30. elbou. abdou.

    Apple watch series 5 !

  31. Nhan Le

    Apple watch series 5

  32. Garden Chemistry

    And it can play sympathy. Among other things.

  33. Hemnath M

    Apple Watch.

  34. Lacasho173

    Oh yeahh my bois got featured in the Apple Watch 5 trailer

  35. Erol M

    And, it can also tell time. Apple event?

  36. Augusto Ratcliffe

    My brain: "What a good song to present Apple Watch Series 5"

  37. Roshan chavan

    I watch series 5.?

  38. Cirilo Cheryl

    Suena en Radio Doble 9
    Lima Peru!

  39. redskeletonart2

    This one SLAPS live, real talk

    Kristen McGeorge

    honest!!!! with the red lights and everything

  40. Christian Butts

    teddy forance brought me here!

  41. WolfsbaneFilms

    I don’t know why, but I’m getting Beatles vibes from this.

  42. Natia Liparteliani

    Reminds me of the Last Shadow Puppets

  43. Dwight Kurt Schrute III

    Easily the best on the album

  44. Crispy

    Ezra proving he can create a masterpiece to any melody/genre. I love the beat switch at the end, he could have been a prolific DJ lol

  45. Pxll.Wav

    Someone *please* tell me what that is at 1:26 and the last segment?

  46. Facade Cake

    we all get hype to the "Now we've got that sympathy, what I'm to you, you are to me, LETS GO" right

  47. ГЕРМАН АКСЁМ

    the worst album cover award

  48. That One Guy

    This is a vibe. A mood.

  49. frarfarf

    they opened the Glastonbury set with this and it goes HARD

  50. Ashlynn I.

    Please I'm going crazy the part efter he says let's go sounds like another song but i can't think of what

  51. Richard MacQuarrie

    I like the sound but I remember liking it more 10 years ago - when The Cat Empire released it.

  52. Keven And Soki

    this is good song

  53. nmwm

    I think I take myself too serious
    It's not that serious
    Alone in someone's bedroom
    She firmly took my hand
    The isolation ended
    I began to understand
    In the ping-pong match of constant desire
    I was never gonna get ahead
    'Cause I was looking in the mirror
    Now we've got that sympathy
    What I'm to you
    You are to me
    Let's go
    Judeo-Christianity
    I'd never heard the words
    Enemies for centuries
    Until there was a third
    In the ping-pong match of constant desire
    I was never gonna get ahead
    'Cause I was looking in the mirror
    Now we've got that sympathy
    What I'm to you
    You are to me
    Let's go
    Diego García
    Surrounded by the waves
    Lonely in the ocean
    But in every single way
    It was full of love
    In the warmth fed a feeling
    Now we've got that sympathy
    What I'm to you
    You are to me
    Let's go
    I didn't have your sympathy
    But I knew where to start
    Explaining to you patiently
    That the one who broke my heart
    Would have broken yours
    And thrown the pieces in the river
    Now we've got that sympathy
    What I'm to you
    You are to me
    Let's go
    Desperate for an enemy
    But too afraid to kill
    Use the pain of someone else
    And triumph for their will
    And spill the blood
    Of the arrogant mosquitoes
    Now we've got that sympathy
    What I'm to you
    You are to me
    Let's go

    Bimm BeckBimm

    Thanks!!!

  54. deepdiver93

    parts sound copied from Kurt Vile - "Pretty Pimpin"

  55. Elizabeth Edwards

    Easily the best song on the album. Such a fantastic hook, great lyrics — the total package.

  56. Wellington Jesus Costa

    😍😍😍❤️🎵🎶

  57. Raeleigh Wilkinson

    This song NEEDS to be in an Umbrella Academy episode amiright?

  58. Abraham Tirado

    Song for Fifa 20 please!

  59. Lau Hol

    unlike anything theyve ever done before

  60. The Uberman

    Hipster Matador Music

    Sercan Akgül

    best comment for this song :D

  61. Diego García Campos

    Ok, that guy is me.

  62. Azzo coccolino

    Doobie Brothers should sue them for plagiarism

  63. Lauren Oliveira

    was just broken up with this morning and this is the only song thats making me feel okayish

  64. kingdo22

    Best song on the album hands down

  65. João Vitor Pires de Moraes

    Keep my words,

    this song will be on the FIFA 19 soundtrack.

    Crispy

    lmao solid prediction. Wait you mean Fifa 20

  66. Primitive In The Extreme

    🎶👹🎶

  67. janderkin

    Take a smack of deems to the face right before this song. I promise you will be in heaven. Best thing that has happened to me in a long time.

  68. Arcane Master

    The whole song is great, but I have to say, the little “RNGGGGG DING DING DING DING DING” has to be my favorite part. It’s so random yet well placed.

  69. Raleigh Joyner

    1:24 when the Metro doors try to close on your backpack

  70. Andula Art

    Fifa material!!!

  71. Kawm

    Sounds like the bass from FADE by KANYE towards the end

  72. Christin Kolbeck

    There's not a single mediocre song on FOTB but this stands out to me. It's the greatest among the great!

  73. João Vitor Pires de Moraes

    Sounds like the Chris Baio remix of Losing You by Gizmo Varillas

  74. Sheila Juárez

    Me maman los amo gracias x esta obra de arte diosito me los cuide

  75. Carlos Caicoya

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=MrUWtOtfwDw

  76. Lenin Baruk

    There coming to Chicago and I’m gonna see them, I got the CD of the album and if they play this on the concert
    ILL GO CRAZY BITCH

  77. Jerkhov

    This feels like if Hudson was upbeat

  78. Rivers Cuomo

    It's a Mad Max soundtrack.

  79. 0=Axel=0

    melon when

  80. Aamer Tahseen

    melon really had to go on tour when this album came out. I NEED TO KNOW SCORE!!!!

  81. rio verde

    The only crappy one

  82. Asya Kibko

    Alex Turner?

  83. cason3547

    Inject this song into my veins

  84. Melody Petras

    Dude, anyone get The Talking Heads vibes from this one? Nice. :D :) :D :D :)

  85. Ceyf 87

    I think Diego is like San Diego not sure though unless theres a person named Diego Garcia but maybe Diego is the last name of another famous musician or artist like Garcia but I feel like its San Diego because hes referencing waves and the ocean. And the ocean is like a damn character on the album. I love the lyrics on this album some of them are so blunt but in the context of the song and when put together with the rest it makes the lyrics so much more dense

    Sabela Ferreiro

    Diego García is an island in the Indian Ocean. The US and the UK kicked out the entire population to create an american basis and a "secret" prison where they torture people and do their shits without witnesses.
    https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Diego_Garcia

  86. CommonParrot

    This is going to be featured in an apple commercial this year.

    baby fromage

    holy fuck

    Worst's point of view

    Wtf dude !!! How lol

    Michelle Alvarez

    Bro u work for apple??

    Dasaev Núñez

    CommonParrot bro wtf

  87. Feercho

    Enserio es Vampire Weekend 😳😳 está hermosa está canción. ♥️

  88. Nicolás Bogunovich

    The best track
    100% Vampire Weekend

  89. PepperGaming

    This slaps

  90. Christopher Alleman

    this one, this one i fucks with

  91. Rey Angelo

    Esta pituda la neta

  92. Kevin Archanjo

    This would fit Legion soundtrack perfectly

  93. Tomás Vidal

    okay, this is epic

  94. PepeWicho

    Que rola tan chingona ! Love u VW ♥️