Watsky - Cannonball Lyrics



[Chorus:]
I don’t know what was wrong
But I wasn’t as strong
I’ve seen daisies hold cannonballs above them
But if this was a dream
I still know that I’ve seen
Fields of daisies hold cannonballs above them

[Poetry Section:]
I’m so far from perfect
You still loved me when I so far from deserved it
If I’m so brave why does looking you in the eye take every ounce of my courage?
I hang my face to the linoleum and count the freckles on the floor
All of us, all of us are a galaxy of tiny little storms
The good and evil in me wage a bloody civil war
The missiles whistle through me then the rebel pistols roar
I shiver and the final slivers of my chivalry retreat my shriveled core
I can’t imagine the I’ll ever be happy like before
Before, before
We’re sitting in a field in Golden Gate Park off Fulton and 4th
And I’ve never felt less alone
Just a block from the home I’ve outgrown
Five feet and forty years to the right from where dad proposed
An inch above this casserole of stones, grass and mud, rusty needles, lost guitar picks, Indian tombs, and dinosaur bones
Everything happened all at once
And the world is spinning like a hubcap, and not just because of the drugs
We hugged and laid there in each others’ arms all night
Even when the sprinklers cried on us we didn’t mind
We had the rest of our lives to be dry
So we stayed until the edges of the sky turned light
I would have stay until our hair turned white
The mosquitoes arrived to feast on time
Got drunk at our expense, we didn’t mind
We let them bite, we kept on kissing and obliged
Say “bottoms up, you’ve only got til Tuesday so enjoy the ride!”
And I couldn’t imagine that I would ever be unhappy again
And I whispered in your ear that this moment is already a poem
That I just figured out my first tattoo was going to be of bug bites
Decided I’d commemorate their bloody drink by printing three circles on my ankle, perfect and pink in permanent ink
The beautiful wounds that will keep me, you and this moment forever linked
To remind me when I fail myself, when I fail everyone around me
When I misfire and come tearing through your walls
When the cocktail of humiliation and pain poisons my veins
And this carnival of carnage, this mansion of garbage, this parking lot of carcasses, this heartbreak party drains the spirit that remains
That I have been a part of something worthwhile
To remind me of the pleasure your pulse
The measure of your breath
The rise and fall of our fortunes and our chests
These spectacular triumphs and flops
That even if that moment meant nothing to the universe, it’s the closest thing to God I’ve got
I’m so far from perfect
So far it’s been worth it





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Watsky Cannonball Comments
  1. Jessica Carlson

    I love this song so much..... it transports me back to a time with someone who’s no longer here. Gives me goosebumps every time I listen to it. ❤️

  2. brandon Ibes

    The 31 people that disliked this song can literally f off it puts you in a such a powerful mood this was a perfect ending to a powerful album good job watsky!

  3. Parker Robinson

    Anyone else here cause it's no longer on Spotify?

    Seth Farmer

    do you know why he removed it? its gone on pandora as well....

  4. Brandon Sagraves

    Watsky the prophet we didn't deserve

  5. allrequiredfields

    That rambling in the middle is unquestionably the most cringey shit I have ever heard in any song, ever. The music is incredible, which makes that juvenile cringey bullshit that much more offensive. Like I'm stunned at how someone could just violently shit all over such a great tune.

  6. MasterJTLS

    I've cried nearly EVERY SINGLE TIME I've listened to this song. This is the most beautiful piece art. Maybe the most powerful lyrics ever wrote in such a poetic way. Watsky is a genius and that word is used way too much. But this song proves it. This song sometimes feels like the closest thing to God I've got.

  7. Linds420oh8

    Why doesn't this have more views!?!? I melt every time I hear it.

  8. Sydnee

    No words.
    Just tears... and lots of goose bumps.

  9. Annabelle Rose

    this song truly takes my breath away wow

  10. Angella Knight

    I keep seeing steven stills and thinking of scott pilgrim smh

  11. Angella Knight

    Just so people don't think the poster is making ad rev, it goes to the artist don't worry lol

  12. lot24

    "Even if that moment meant nothing to the Universe, it's the closest thing to God that I've got"

    Jeeze, dude

  13. Shannon FItzgerald

    I am literally offended at the amount of views this doesn't have

    Alternate

    His official channel is hopefully getting them.

  14. allrequiredfields

    That fucking horrible whiteboy spoken-word shit in the middle just absolutely wrecks an otherwise phenomenal tune. Like, I'm actually offended by how fucking stupid that part is, in relation to the rest of the song.

    Sad's Channel

    Your ear is as terrible as your apparent taste in music. Watsky is god

  15. lot24

    This gives me chills every time.

  16. Michael Pitassi

    Wait. THE Stephen Stills?

  17. Aman Pandey

    I don’t know what was wrong
    But I wasn’t as strong
    I’ve seen daisies hold cannonballs above them
    But if this was a dream
    I still know that I’ve seen
    Fields of daisies hold cannonballs above themI’m so far from perfect
    You still loved me when I so far from deserved it
    If I’m so brave why does looking you in the eye take every ounce of my courage?
    I hang my face to the linoleum and count the freckles on the floor
    All of us, all of us are a galaxy of tiny little storms
    The good and evil in me wage a bloody civil war
    The missiles whistle through me then the rebel pistols roar
    I shiver and the final slivers of my chivalry retreat my shriveled core
    I can’t imagine the I’ll ever be happy like before
    Before, before
    We’re sitting in a field in Golden Gate Park off Fulton and 4th
    And I’ve never felt less alone
    Just a block from the home I’ve outgrown
    Five feet and forty years to the right from where dad proposed
    An inch above this casserole of stones, grass and mud
    rusty needles, lost guitar picks, Indian tombs, and dinosaur bones
    Everything happened all at once
    And the world is spinning like a hubcap, and not just because of the drugs
    We hugged and laid there in each others’ arms all night
    Even when the sprinklers cried on us we didn’t mind
    We had the rest of our lives to be dry
    So we stayed until the edges of the sky turned light
    I would have stay until our hair turned white
    The mosquitoes arrived to feast on time
    Got drunk at our expense, we didn’t mind
    We let them bite, we kept on kissing and obliged
    Say “bottoms up, you’ve only got til Tuesday so enjoy the ride!”
    And I couldn’t imagine that I would ever be unhappy again
    And I whispered in your ear that this moment is already a poem
    That I just figured out my first tattoo was going to be of bug bites
    Decided I’d commemorate their bloody drink by printing three circles on my ankle
    Perfect and pink in permanent ink
    The beautiful wounds that will keep me, you and this moment forever linked
    To remind me when I fail myself, when I fail everyone around me
    When I misfire and come tearing through your walls
    When the cocktail of humiliation and pain poisons my veins
    And this carnival of carnage, this mansion of garbage, this parking lot of carcasses
    This heartbreak party drains the spirit that remains
    That I have been a part of something worthwhile
    To remind me of the pleasure your pulse
    The measure of your breath
    The rise and fall of our fortunes and our chests
    These spectacular triumphs and flops
    That even if that moment meant nothing to the universe,
    It’s the closest thing to God I’ve got
    I’m so far from perfect
    So far it’s been worth it

  18. The Gaming Theropod

    This is so freaking good!

  19. Whiskeyjack

    I come to this for strength, sometimes

  20. alvatrous

    more people need to hear this

  21. Tiny Biceps

    It's a couple hours from 2016 right now, and I've had a shitty day like always. Head hurts, body is aching, mind is cloudy. But this song makes me feel so powerful. I hope I can remember the moment and the feeling this song gives me and the impact it has on other people. 2016 will be betterrrrr.

    Donnovan A

    Jev's Cat haha looking back was it better?

    zingiestmeerkat

    Tiny Biceps how's it going now buddy?

  22. bom'd liek hero-she-mah

    can i molest this song

    Confidently Insecure

    Excuse me

  23. Graham Clews

    Totally fricken awesome

  24. Aaron Reynolds

    this moves me

  25. Bella Adonna

    I saw Watsky live. He's absolutely amazing. And so is this song. ❤️

    Mr. Meeseeks

    I saw him at Vidcon, he has such a presence!! It's amazing

  26. Cameron Tyson

    Isn't it amazing how someone you've never met can pretty much describe an exact moment from your life, and exactly how you felt, and do it better than you?

    Jesus is Thicc

    Exactly. The power of music

  27. Zane Lee

    I held Anderson Paaks hand to this song at the final chorus... Most awkward, tear jerking, awesome moment of my life.

    Chër Amouré

    Zane Lee hey I'm two years late but bruh I need this in context!!

    Zane Lee

    Chër Amouré I've been waiting for the day I could tell this story... lol all that happened is I went to the All You Can Do tour, and I ended up front and center stage. This song came on, and Anderson Paak was singing the chorus. At the final chorus he grab my hand, and just held it, looking at me, for the entirety of the chorus. I saw him later that night, mentioned it, and all he said was, "Good shit. That was good vibes man." He was high all night according to Brick (Kyle's hypeman if you didn't already know) lol

    Chër Amouré

    Zane Lee thanks for the response lol sorry for the long wait man, ALSO THAT WAS SO DOPE THO U LUCKY AF as per usual Paak sounds super chill

    Chër Amouré

    Zane Lee would totally more surprised if he wasn't high

  28. Isaac William

    I love that he actually has the bugbite tatoos, you can see them in the Ink Don't Bleed music video

  29. Tracy James Lloyd Morrison

    i love the album cover, this song was a surprise for me too. Watsky is the [email protected]!

  30. Eric Steffe

    This is my favorite off a very stellar album...almost mindblowing.

  31. BlueMageLunais

    you are cool for posting this and i love you

  32. Nord Video Vault

    Bam! This song's great.

  33. Farts

    That was fucking beautiful ;)

    Disc Jockey

    I know right.At the end tho xD

    Damn the Divas

    i would have agreed with you, but your name is farts so i couldnt take you seriously