Hippo Campus – South Lyrics

three leagues down
the soft side of where you left my
gold rose crown
you broke down and left me with a
chest hum, a black gun, and forty dollars
chest hum, a black gun, and forty dollars

three weeks down
i drowned myself in whiskey
came back round
drowned out and left me with a
chest hum, a black gun, and forty dollars
chest hum, a black gun, and forty dollars

streetlights talk the same way my mother taught me
i walk the same way my father taught me
back straight and chest out just like a soldier
back straight and chest out just like a soldier

wise man talk the same way my mother taught me
i walk the same way my father taught me
back straight and chest out just like a soldier
back straight and chest out just like a soldier

you go down south, south

streetlights talk the same way my mother taught me
i walk the same way my father taught me
back straight and chest out just like a soldier
back straight and chest out just like a soldier

wise man talk the same way my mother taught me
i walk the same way my father taught me
back straight and chest out just like a soldier
back straight and chest out just like a soldier

*I personally transcribed it from this video.

We Were Evergreen – Eighteen Lyrics

on day one, I was looking through my pockets for the keys
on day two, there I found them hanging quietly from the door
you said I should be used to situations like these
but I know it’s a sign that I’m not ready for this all

this naked wall is a drag, is a drag
it’s wearing me out like a name on a tag

on day three, you were standing in the doorway with a smile
on day four, there I lost you as you were running down the hall
I said I just want to be alone for a while
but you know it’s all because I always move too slow

these years have gone, in the sun, in the shade
I’m eighteen today, what a mess I have made

*I personally transcribed it from the CD booklet

We Were Evergreen – Eggs Lyrics

if I had a tail to chase around
I could go for days and days
I would never cease to run amok
until I got stuck in a phrase

if I found a finger in a can
I would drink it anyway
sprout a hundred nails and twenty hands
to scratch you off and fly away

it’s such a waste, it’s such a waste
it’s such a waste and I can’t make up for this

stammer oh I stumble through the words
tethering about my mind
if I could find a way out of the woods
right into that frying pan

crack your eyes open in a stew
make it sweeter than a pill
pour a litle sugar in the wound
and mix it all up once again

it’s such a waste, it’s such a waste
it’s such a waste and I can’t make up for this

*I personally transcribed it from the CD booklet

We Were Evergreen – Cargo Cult Lyrics

ready or not
we are coming back, yeah we’re over
we can tell you ’bout what you need
you can look it up when you’re older
when you’re older

well you’re in luck
cause we got the love that you’re after
you just have to doubt what you see
we can talk it out if we have to
if we have to

get in on the cargo cult
we’re never enough, we’re never enough
get in on the cargo cult
we’re never enough, we’re never enough
they descended from the air
titanium love, titanium love
idols in a carbon wear
to carry us all, to carry us all

put us on top
and we’ll come to life, we’re revivers
we were always wearing the crown
you can take it as a reminder, a reminder

like it or not
we have got the lies that you ordered
and there’s plenty left to go round
you can figure it out when you’re older, when you’re older

*I personally transcribed it from the CD booklet

We Were Evergreen – Kilmore’s End Lyrics

there on the wall with your tired eyes
you look so lovely and
more than the rest I remember this
night out in kilmore’s end

one glass of wine and I fall into thy
colourbeds by the door
would you be so kind as to tell me why
we only ever talk

but we got time, we got all night
to talk about you and I

bearded and faded and wizened to death
wars will do that to you
when you’re as lonely as I am today
nothing can ever do

but we got time, we got all night
to talk about you and I
I’ve all the time that I want
for you and I now you’re gone

to the bottom, to the bottom at once
there’s no time

*I personally transcribed it from the CD booklet

We Were Evergreen – Golden Fire Lyrics

we are the sons we are the daughters
roaming the land looking for truth
coming as one from over borders
all for a man all just for you

golden fire, leaking fire
come and carry us
golden fire, silver lining
come and burn with me

we are the kin we are your kingdom
born from the lost pieces of you
count us again hundreds and hundreds
swarming your past and your future too

golden fire, leaking fire
come and carry us
golden fire, silver lining
come and burn with us

*I personally transcribed it from the CD booklet

We Were Evergreen – Tambourine Like A Crown Lyrics

she cast heself to sea, cause she couldn’t use her wings
I was drowning in a cup of tea, waiting for the spring
winter rapes you white and clean, leaves you quiet and lean
with a sense of being in between, my fingers hit the wrong key

I climbed upon the highest mount and
wondered how to fly down
it was too much work for me
somewhere bells are ringing and
lonely mothers thinking
how could they do this to me?

but in the sun we were one and all
in the sun we were halfway grown
in te sun with our memory almost full

it was mentioned in the news
the halls are decked with shoes
that nobody dares to take and move
all mighty and all bruised

there’s a rustle in the shallow end
the buyers stop to listen
there is light up by the trees
o glorious day, the license plate was marked “all is forgiven”
just in time for the feast

as they were dancing in the parlour
I couldn’t help but to recall her
the girl who flew herself to sea
I wondered for a second all the things she had imagined
what she would’ve liked to be

(I wear my tambourine like a crown of light through the night)

*I personally transcribed it from the CD booklet

We Were Evergreen – Dormant Lyrics

steeped inside the dormant part of fishermen
it was always near
kept out of the light the bulbs were listening
in a forlorn fear

I won’t explain this, I will regret this
it’s just a matter of taste
you will expect this on every next list
this must have been the place

the heads of home affairs and psalms
all disagree on the better way
to get rid of those plaguing strokes of wizardry
and relieve the state

no good intention well worth the mention
why don’t we call it quits
let it invade us, worst comes to the worst
we’ll learn some useful tricks

let it invade us, put our beds on fire

*I personally transcribed it from the CD booklet

We Were Evergreen – Overnight Lyrics

I’ll wrap my talons round your head
so I am always on your mind
and make a nest out of your hair
you’ll never wear me out of style

I wanna lead ourselves astray
we’ll never tell ourselves apart
you might have cast me by mistake
but I still go the part, still got the part

was it overnight, crawled up inside
overnight, caught by surprise
overnight, seconds apart
overnight, right from the start

I’m gonna make you feel alive
more than you ever did before
so that you never realize
nobody knows you anymore

your heart is mine to chew away
I’m gonna take you out in style
it’s nearly over anyway
do you really want to be fine, want to be fine?

never tell us apart, they can never tell us apart
never tell us apart, they won’t tell us apart

I’ll wrap my head around your knees
so I am always in your stride
I’ll be your number one disease
You won’t detect me in time, take me in time
overnight overnight overnight overnight

*I personally transcribed it from the CD booklet