Vampire Weekend - Unbearably White Lyrics




Baby, I love you
But that's not enough
And pulling away has been unbearably buff
I ran up the mountain
Out of your sight
The snow on the peak was just unbearably white

The city was freezing
An elegant flow
The wind at the doorway was unbearably cold
You walked through the bedroom
And sat down to write
The page in your notebook was unbearably white

There's an avalanche coming
Don't cover your eyes
It's what you thought that you wanted
It's still a surprise
It's hard on the body
It's hard on the mind
To learn what kept us together, darling
Is what kept us alive

Sooner or later
The story gets told
To tell it myself would be unbearably bold
Presented with darkness
We turn to the light
Could've been smart, we're just unbearably bright

There's an avalanche coming
Don't cover your eyes
It's what you thought that you wanted
It's still a surprise
It's hard on the body
It's hard on the mind
To learn what kept us together, darling
Is what kept us alive

Call it a day
Call it a night
Careless and cold
And just unbearably white

Call it a day
Call it a night
Careless and cold
And just unbearably white

Call it a day
Call it a night
Careless and cold
And just unbearably white

Baby, I love you
But that's not enough
And pulling all the weight has been unbearably buff
I ran up the mountain
Out of your sight
The snow on the peak was just unbearably white

Call it a day
Call it a night
Careless and cold
And just unbearably white





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  1. Shamsa Farooqui

    Good song!

  2. Maria A

    This is the perfect song for reading and sobbing

  3. John Uskglass

    Somehow I find myself imagining that this could've been what Ibsen's Brand would've written to his wife if he survived God's love.

  4. Smrity Dwivedi

    I really love this song..i wonder why didn't it reach a million yet 🤔 this is a fabulous song..

  5. Bart Ewing

    great song horrible video - a little too on the nose Ezra

  6. Alex C

    ...
    ...
    ...


    i see what you did there

  7. Katie Wompus

    Who’s listening during the thanksgiving blizzard of 2019? 🙋‍♀️

  8. Fowomola Hakeem

    At... 3:24 secs. The song took me to another dimension.

  9. Marion Fiedler Music

    I found this song by coincidence, and now I put it on an endless loop. Unbearably joyful to join yalls never-ending weekend parties, vampire band! you have a new fan.

  10. jean pelletier

    La belgian moon c'est pas une bière québécoise - jeanjean

  11. zandre007

    Unbearably boring. Probably as boring as Parquet Courts or National or that idiot that sings Seasons Change. I fucking hate Vampire Weekend.

  12. Jennifer Kozlik

    so on point.

  13. Hoze 123

    unbearably indie

  14. GRUG

    The only problem I have with this song is that it’s too slow. Otherwise great song 👍

  15. Panic Station

    This song is vibin

  16. Peepeepoopoo’s Peepeepoopoo

    I feel like this song understands me on such a deep level. I feel the pain of being overwhelmed and trapped.

  17. Rush IV

    Nice.
    No dead pixels.

  18. Chunky Willo

    I just listened to them at the Hollywood Bowl and when I heard 1:13 live for the first time I had goosebumps that never ended and teared up to a beautiful part of the music.

  19. Wilo Polis

    This song is so brilliantly subdued, I absolutely love it

  20. vee !

    Someone with some groove and soul worked on this song

  21. vee !

    I love this song. Never been a huge fan of vampire weekend but contra is an amazing album

  22. André La Rosa

    1:53~2:13 felt like sunrise and full of hope.

  23. Malik Arran

    Some music enthusiasts suggested this track to me.

    https://www.reddit.com/r/Vampireweekend/comments/b9f8ie/my_theory_on_the_meaning_of_unbearably_white/?utm_source=amp&utm_medium=&utm_content=post_body

    Not really sure why. Apparently it's about the vanity of defining people's "whiteness," leaving the indie rock scene to adapt to the times, a strained relationship, all three, or none of the above. I don't particularly care about racial definition or rifts, I'm not in a relationship, and I enjoy music from every genre, indie or otherwise, and I especially like cross genre experimental groups.

    Unless you're Trans Siberian Orchestra.

    Fuck Trans Siberian Orchestra. Fucking worst of all worlds, whitest band ever, albino pieces of shit.

  24. Nathalie Adina

    Zach Kornfield brought me here.

  25. MrSissyBear

    anyone else's heart drops and like shoulder relaxes at the first couple beats hah.

  26. Allen Oka

    when you play too much Smash Bros and you can't unhear the Dragoon sound effect. here's a sample: https://youtu.be/Wur4LhA9B84?t=260

  27. 6r6 b6

    You guys are the supreme. Love you dudes

  28. lawrie

    0:50 hey, Orchestra Hit sample - haven't seen you since about 1985!

  29. Jeffrey Fry

    Hum, was not sure about being unbearably white, but not a bad song <3

  30. Andrew Knapp

    Really enjoying this band. Refreshing sound and clever lyrics.

  31. aahln

    Title is something all the Mexican kids used to call me :(

  32. Alessia Arcuti

    This is Radio Koenig from Warsaw (totally in love with the sampler). An italian fan. ❤️

  33. Zane Dietlin

    Makes me think of this girl I used to know. Man is life a trip.

  34. WOLF STAR

    The title describes the Republican Party.

  35. Windham V

    Ok out there theory, but there are weird similarities between this song and the 2014 film force majeure. Probs just coincidence

  36. rrCHRISxx

    Ok... this song grew on me and now cant stop listening

  37. yaslerfuj

    i used this song to screen my monitor screen

  38. Karen Smith

    song’s title describes hollywood

  39. justice 5150

    i used this video in full screen to clean my monitor

  40. Amit Maharjan

    is it just me or the people skiing look like seagulls flying?

  41. Alakorz

    Used this video to clean my monitor. 10/10 would use again

  42. Sunny S

    Vampire Weekend = Summer
    Contra = Autumn
    Modern Vampires of the City = Winter
    Father of the Bride = Spring


    Will this be their final album? I hope not!

    Wilo Polis

    @Chunky Willo So I guess
    Vampire Weekend is Summer (big summer vibes from the guitars),

    Contra is Winter (already mentioned),

    MVOTC is Fall (idk honestly), and

    Father of the Bride is Spring (sunflower, spring snow, release date of early May)

    Wilo Polis

    @Chunky Willo Oh also, Wilos unite lol

    evan jensen

    They're not bon iver, not every album is a damn season.

    Chunky Willo

    @evan jensen people interpret the album however they want dude.

  43. -Sicko-

    Friend- Describe yourself with one song.

    Me-

  44. TheMissDiva0001

    Can't wait to see you in Nashville next week Ezra!!

  45. TheMissDiva0001

    Unbearably White & This Life = best on the album

  46. MŌA

    This song is so beautiful & Ezra Koenig is a beautiful writer and lyricist.

  47. lemondrop

    I typed 'white' in google cause i needed a white screen to clean my screen. So thanks.=)

  48. Wellington Jesus Costa

    alguém do Brasil aqui 🇧🇷🇧🇷 🎶🎶🎧

  49. Wellington Jesus Costa

    ❤️❤️🎶🎶🎵

  50. STEVEN DAVIDSON

    Not a big fan of this album overall, but this song is excellent and definitely the strongest on the album in my opinion.

  51. LostAngeles

    I've listened to this song about 30 times this week and never realized the dude skiing on the mountain

  52. Wilo Polis

    I can relate to this song's title on a personal level

  53. Michelle Vázquez

    Baby, I love you
    But that's not enough
    And pulling away has been unbearably buff
    I ran up the mountain
    Out of your sight
    The snow on the peak was just unbearably white


    The city was freezing
    An elegant flow
    The wind at the doorway was unbearably cold
    You walked to the bedroom
    And sat down to write
    The page in your notebook was unbearably white


    There's an avalanche coming
    Don't cover your eyes
    It's what you thought that you wanted
    It's still a surprise
    It's hard on the body
    It's hard on the mind
    To learn what kept us together, darling
    Is what kept us alive


    Sooner or later
    The story gets told
    To tell it myself would be unbearably bold
    Presented with darkness
    We turn to the light
    Could've been smart, we're just unbearably bright


    There's an avalanche coming
    Don't cover your eyes
    It's what you thought that you wanted
    It's still a surprise
    It's hard on the body
    It's hard on the mind
    To learn what kept us together, darling
    Is what kept us alive


    Call it a day
    Call it a night
    Calloused and cold and just unbearably white


    Call it a day
    Call it a night
    Calloused and cold and just unbearably white


    Call it a day
    Call it a night
    Calloused and cold and just unbearably white


    Baby, I love you (Call it a day)
    But that's not enough (Call it a night)
    And pulling away has been unbearably rough (Calloused and cold and just unbearably white)
    I ran up the mountain (Call it a day)
    Out of your sight (Call it a night)
    The snow on the peak was just unbearably white


    Call it a day
    Call it a night
    Careless and cold and just unbearably white


    Call it a day
    Call it a night




    Songwriters: Ezra Koenig

  54. Matt Miller

    Oooo THE SOUND AT 0:51 YUM YUM YUM

  55. Sara Meira Gootblatt

    Wasn’t that a computer game from the 90’s?

  56. kingofweedswood

    Fucking amazing song, takes 3-4 listens but stick with it

  57. Nijishuuduwang

    When someone says that the Mayo is too spicy:

  58. Super

    6ixthony 6ixtano brought me here

  59. Sophia Anderson

    what a beautiful way to morph a hate comment

  60. blue

    A best friend of mine recommended this to me
    Thanks Jeremy now i'm obsessed

    blue

    Stfu and delete that comment

  61. YeeYee University

    I've been listening to this album on repeat since it came out, this is one of my favorites from it, this was the track that made me realize Erza had to be the brains of this group from the start.

  62. Juki Mars

    My dancing: unbearably white

  63. LowEndVibes Wesley Horn

    I really like this song!

  64. Maria Shahid

    Fell in love right from the start 😍❤️✌🏻👍🏻

  65. walt wayman

    Music so bad anymore who makes this crap and then who listens to it? A bunch a gay guys

  66. Juanita Acosta

    My favorite I can’t stop listening

  67. Joseph Manning

    Is this song about Rostam leaving the band causing Vampire Weekend to be......

  68. Tim Heckerd

    1:52 omg that effect on the guitar is just incredible. Like it's singing.

    blue

    Ikr its so incredible that even your eyes are bleeding XD

  69. Elena Páez

    this one is just SO. GOOD.

  70. Alukards Castle

    The vibe of this entire song reminds me of Beach Houses entire album "Teen Dream". Check out the songs "Silver Soul" and "Take Care" specifically.

  71. Bon Appetit

    this clip helps to find dirt on my desktop

  72. just a white blood cell

    This better be played at the concert I'm going to I love it

  73. Tumtum Dumdum

    That's not enough💋

  74. Tory Stiltner

    Love the lead guitar interlude

  75. Stephen Izzo

    “What kept us together, darling is what kept us alive” money honey

  76. Александр Фаталист

    это шо Чар поёт?

  77. Mich Wilken

    0:51
    I FELL OF MY BED

  78. ickythump333

    I like the lyrics and sound but I'm sure about the singer's voice.

  79. TwistySpiny

    I was listening to the album and that shit at 0:51 scared the crap out of me.

  80. Anson Hartzler

    Clapping when the airplane lands.

  81. B Naylor

    The only good song on the new album. The rest is disposable pop trash. Sad to see such a great band go down the pooper.

  82. Sara Burns

    I do miss Rostam in these new VW songs...

    Michael Pettigrew

    he worked on most these songs

  83. Ponzi Young

    Definitely my favorite song on the new album. So catchy and beautiful.

  84. Melanie Mergen

    This is the freshest song I've heard in months and I am going to zen out to it endlessly for the next year or so

  85. r0cknroll4lyfe

    Reminds me a little of some of White Rabbits' stuff. No bad thing.

  86. twoade

    so good 😳🎀

  87. jsteele5000

    VW 2008: The Hudson river all filled with snow
    VW 2019: The city was freezing/an elegant floe
    It's all connected!

  88. Edgar Perez

    That noise at 0:50 sounds like the dragoon from super smash bros

  89. blackl1steddrums

    Do you think the title “unbearably black” would ever be written anywhere? Doubt it 🚮

  90. Crushi .Music, Art & Love.

    You areways make beautiful beuaautiful music recordings.

  91. F0ne

    Is no one gonna question the unbearably LOUD sound at 0:50?

    DoitForTheLolz1

    its as if the 80s just bitch slapped my eardrums.

  92. Crushi .Music, Art & Love.

  93. Andrey Edward

    Dirty Projectors?

  94. Todd Marshall

    Oh hey, Ezra Koenig is a guest vocalist in this Dirty Projectors song.

  95. Avocado Gurl

    I listen to this song every night, keep up the good work on the BEST MUSIC!!