Supermodel Album Lyrics by Foster The People


Foster The People Lyrics

Supermodel Lyrics
(Lyrics to the Full Album on one page)

Are You What You Want To Be?

[Verse 1:]
I woke up on Champs-Élysées to the Djembe of Ghana
A fine lady from Belize said "You got the spirit of a Fela"
A young one dripping make-up put her hands out to holla
And I gave her what I got but couldn't handle her broken heart
The right words in the hands of dissidents with the fire
Will rip apart the marrow from the bone of the liars
Well I'm afraid of saying too much and ending a martyr
But even more so I'm afraid to face god and say I was a coward, yeah

[Chorus:]
Will all these things I wait for revelation
These things make me want to duck for cover
With all these things I wait for revolution
These things ask the biggest question to me
And it's are you what you want to be
So are you what you want to be?

[Verse 2:]
The war machines will put out both its hands for a dollar
It's drinking at the table with the chrome hand guerrillas
The young ones dripping make-up lift her leg up to holla
Well, I told her what she's got should be protected in the arms of love
The right things in the hands of dissidents with the fire
Will rip apart the marrow from the bone of the liars
Well I'm afraid of saying too much and ending a martyr
But even more so I'm afraid to face god and say I was a coward

[Chorus]

[Outro:]
Are you what you want to be
So are you what you want to be? [x3]

 

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Ask Yourself

Well I've tried to live like the way that you wanted me to.
Never needed the proof, just followed the rules.
I pick up all the pieces and I move my feet as fast as I can.
I'm always falling behind, just float in the lines.
You want more and ambition's taken its toll on you.
Well hey your confidence is fading with your youth.

And you say that dreamers always get what they desire.
Well I've found, the more I want the less I've got.
Is this the life you've been waiting for?
Or are you hoping that you'll be where you want with a little more?

You're coughing blood again.
I know because I clean up the mess every now and then.
Fold the line along the seam.
Force a smile and never say what you mean.
You're in the promised land in someone else's dream.
If you want more and you'll get there.
Throw a quarter in the well.
It's okay, you're fine, ambition's not a crime.

And you say that dreamers always get what they desire.
Well I've found, that the more I want the less I've got.
Is this the life you've been waiting for.
Or are you hoping that you'll be where you want with a little more?
Well ask yourself.

Is this the life you've been waiting for, well ask yourself.
Is this the life you've been waiting for, well ask yourself.
Is this the life you've been waiting for, you hoping that you'll be where you want with a little more. Well ask yourself.
Is this the life you've been waiting for, you hoping that you'll be where you want with a little more. Well ask yourself.

 

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Coming Of Age

Well, I see you standing there like a rabid dog
And you got those crying eyes
Makes me wanna surrender and wrap you in my arms
You know I try to live without regrets
I'm always moving forward and not looking back
But I tend to leave a trail of debt while I'm moving ahead
And so I'm stepping away

(Ahhhh...)

'Cause I got nothing to say

Feels like, feels like it's coming
It feels like, feels like I'm coming of age
Feels like, feels like it's coming
It feels like, feels like I'm coming of age

And when my fear pulls me out to sea
And the stars are hidden by my pride and my enemies
I seem to hurt the people that care the most
Just like an animal I protect my pride
When I'm too bruised to fight
And even when I'm wrong I tend to think I'm right

Well I'm bored at game
And too tired to rage

Feels like, feels like it's coming
It feels like, feels like I'm of coming of age
Feels like, feels like it's coming
It feels like, feels like I'm of coming of age

Feels like, feels like it's coming
It feels like, feels like I'm of coming of age
Feels like, feels like it's coming
It feels like, feels like I'm of coming of age

[Piano]

Feels like, feels like I'm of coming of age
Feels like, feels like it's coming
It feels like, feels like I'm of coming of age
Feels like, feels like it's coming
It feels like, feels like I'm of coming of age
Feels like, feels like it's coming
It feels like, feels like I'm of coming of age

Writer: Mark Foster, Paul Epworth
Copyright: Lyrics © Sony/ATV Music Publishing (Uk) Limited, Emi Music Publishing Ltd.

 

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Nevermind

Well let's take off from the start
I know you've tried all this before
And did your best to fight the war
And break it off
But if I follow my name
I will calm you in the storm
And breathe you in when you are worn
Be still my love
Would it take a shooting star?
To show you life can bloom when somethings breaks
And when the pieces fall I'll catch them all

Never mind what you're looking for
You'll always find what you're looking for
Sometimes it's blinding in the race
But I'll be here smiling when I see your face

Never mind what you're looking for
You are gonna find what you're looking for
Sometimes it's blinding in the race
But I'll be here smiling when I see your face

Yeah it's hard to know the truth
In this post-modernist view
Where absolutes are seen as relics
And laughed out of the room
And I'm scared to say your name
I've cried wolf so many times
Cause I'm afraid of what you'd want from me
Will you find me through the grey?
Cause my mind's a minefield of the wretched
It's honestly deceptive piece

Never mind what you're looking for
You'll always find what you're looking for
Sometimes it's blinding in the race
But I'll be here smiling when I see your face

Never mind what you're looking for
You are gonna find what you're looking for
Sometimes it's blinding in the race
But I'll be here smiling when I see your face

So clap your hands and sing
Never mind what you're looking for
You'll always find what youre looking for

Never mind what you're looking for
You'll always find what youre looking for

 

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Pseudologia Fantastica

Faded and worn at the seams
A psychotropic wanderlust, sick and laughing
Their words bear their teeth into the wall
I promised I would rid the world of feral animals

See you smiling with your feet up like your hero's
You'd offer yourself to save your reputation
Strong and fearless and deprived just like your heroes
Are you sharpening your sword, well you'll fade out anyway

Why'd you say
Why'd you say that you'd come right back for my love, for my faith?
All the promises you made never realized
Why'd you say
Why'd you say that you'd come right back for my love, for my strength?
All the promises you made never realized

Fill the air with what you like
Another weekend massacre of opinion
Don't be afraid of the knife, sometimes you have
To cut the limb to survive

I see you smiling with your feet up like your heroes
You'd offer yourself to save your reputation
Strong and fearless and deprived just like your heroes
Are you sharpening your sword, well you'll bleed out anyway

Why'd you say
Why'd you say that you'd come right back for my love, for my faith?
All the promises you made never realized
Why'd you say
Why'd you say that you'd come right back for my love, for my strength?
All the promises you made never realized

You got to love the madness of the feeling
Don't have to rush the freshness of beginning
You got to get back up and face your demons
Don't ever be afraid of starting over

 

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The Angelic Welcome Of Mr. Jones


(vocalizing)

 

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Best Friend

(When your best friends are strung out)
You'll do everything you can
Cause you're never gonna let it get em down
(When you find it all around)
Yeah, it comes in waves, but it's hardest from the start

Feeling, sleeping, in the field again,
Oh, I can feel, I can feel
I can feel, it's beginning to end

Yeah, premonition smiling in the dark
Oh, I can see, I can see
I can see the story starting to arc

Ohhh Ohhhh Ohhhh Ohhhhh

It's comes up
I've been a spoken word
I've been a river bed
I've been a rabid voice
And let it flow up from within

Sometimes it feels like I only dream in black and white

Ahhh, Ahhhh, Ahhhhhh, Ahhhhh
And colors so...

(When your best friends are strung out)
You'll do everything you can
Cause you're never gonna let it get em down
(When you find it all around)
Yeah, you say it's what you need
And hide your eyes when you're close to me
(When you feel up in the clouds)
Well, it comes in waves, but it's hardest from the start

Waits, and fed us, slipping into dreams
Oh, I can feel, I can feel
I can feel the celestial beings

Oh welted pleasures leaving with the breath
I can see, I can see
I can see the beauty in the mask

Ohhh, Ohhhh, Ohhhh, Ohhh

It draws up
I've been a river bed
I tried to salt the wound
I've carried more than I can
I feel I've got a lot to prove
Sometimes I feel like I only dream in black and white

Ohhh, Ohhh, Ohhhh, Ohhh
But colors so....

(When your best friends are strung out)
You'll do everything you can
Cause you're never gonna let it get em down
(When you find it all around)
Yeah, you say it's what you need
You hide your eyes when you're close to me
(When you feel up in the clouds)
You ought to know
That I'm here no matter where you want to go
(In your head hanging upside-down)
Well, it comes in waves, but it's hardest from the start

I'm here, no matter where are
So let it in with, open arms, no matter where you are
Sometimes, you'll have to wait,
And it passes by like a satellite or star
No matter where you are

(When your best friends are strung out)
You know when
Ooh-hoooo-hooooo
(When you feel up in the clouds)
Oh, Yeah, you know when
Ooh-hoooo-Ooh hooooo

(When your best friends are strung out)
Oh, yeah, you know when
You ought to know
That I'm here no matter where you want to go
(In your head, hanging upside-down)
Yeah, you know when
That's how you know
When your best friends are strung out

 

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A Beginner's Guide To Destroying The Moon

I can't blame you, and I can't save you
But I will try
For you and I, for you and I
I won't find out all the dirty little things that you've done
But I will try
I—I'm coming for you giants and you liars and your chariots of fire
You charmers with your anecdotes have started to show your true colors

Now I'm staring at the moon wondering why the bottom fell out
I've been searching for answers and there's questions I've found
Open your eyes and share this burden somehow
Are you ready to drink
Or are you waiting to drown?

I would break you
Before I let you fall into the blind
For you and I, for you and I
I will breathe in all the truth I can stomach
If it keeps you alive
We've changed the dreamers and the preachers and the wise men on the hill
To concrete stepping smilers terrified to lose their power and control

Yeah we've been crying for a leader to speak like the old prophets
The blood of the forgotten wasn't spilled without a purpose, or was it?

Now I'm staring at the moon wondering why the bottom fell out
I've been searching for answers and there's questions I've found
Open your eyes and share this burden somehow
Are you ready to drink
Or are you waiting to drown?

Yeah
Ah—ah

Yeah you'll never be whole, yeah you'll never be whole
Until you lose control
And think freely to smash the wall of apathy
Stop your self-importance and lift the weight off somebody else
Yeah you'll never be whole, yeah you'll never be whole
Until you lose control
And stop drinking the wine that's been dripping
From the lips of the gluttons and envying their bloody teeth
Yeah you'll never be whole, yeah you'll never be whole
Until you lose control

 

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Goats In Trees

Well I was caught inside the wreck never found my way out
I was filled with indifference
The animals they were getting tired so I sang
Them a song cause they promised not to take too long
Well I can't find my way back home
I'll listen to you
If you want me to but you have to share a smoke
Yeah I've been runnin' against the wind
And I can't hear the angels calling
The madness has been pulling me right back out of my stride
I feel the change in the rise and tide and blood is in the room
I buried all my wrongs there with my youth

I'm on the outside and I'm falling apart
Woohh yeah

Well please to meet you, excuse my hands
I've been bitten by an enemy that's pretended to be my friend
No I never wanted to be like them
I thought I was just too clever to be brought down to their level of misfortune shooting
I don't care now what it's worth
But if you lift this burden off my back I'll follow you to the bloody end
I've lived my life they way I want
But no one can tell me they're not afraid
Of the freedom of deliverance
Well I take it all in stride
I feel the change in the rise in tide
And someone's in the room
I buried all my guilt here with my youth

And I'm on the outside of this
This war I'm on the outside
That's a lie

I don't wanna fall apart...

Well me I've been afraid
I clawed and I fought like hell
The darkest days upon you
Well me I'm gonna stray
My blood was turned to sand
The darkest days upon you
Well me I've been afraid
The numbness was gettin' closer
The fierce days upon you
Wooh...

 

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The Truth

I've been trying to re-learn my name
It seems like a thousand years
I've been out of frame
And I surrender the truth is what
What I've needed from you
I've been floating within your walls of opinion
And I'm tired - I only want the truth

I have tried so hard not to be like them
I have found they don't ever say what they mean
There is a truth, there is a light if you'd follow me there
I've been searching for directions and
I'm convinced the world doesn't know what it needs
There is a hope for the hopeless, I can promise you that

Yeah, well I been accosted
The jury's been partial
But I won't surrender
To prove to you I won't lie
Under pressure of compromise
An absolute measure won't change with opinion
No matter how hard you try
It's an immovable thing
Like the visions in your bed
Or when they're streaming in your head

I have tried so hard not to be like them
I have found they don't ever say what they mean
There is a truth, there is a light if you'd follow me there
I've been searching for the directions and
I'm convinced the world doesn't know what it needs
There is a hope
I'll come back
If you're leading my hand
The world is so broken
I'm tripping my steps
I'm slipping and I know why
I never thought that I'd be here
A blinding call to prayer
Has touched my feet
Like the call of the prophets
A purpose is needed before you now that you know
To never wonder what you are
And not forget where you come from

Is it really love you've been speaking of?
What'd you say? What'd you say?
I said that you need me, don't you?
There is a truth, I can promise you that
I have tried so hard not to be like them
I have found they don't ever say what they mean
The truth stands in the end
While you're deciding what to do
The truth stands in the end
While you're deciding what to do

 

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Fire Escape

I like to stick to walls
Deserving conversations and lifting them when they fall
I am a fire escape, my spine's made of iron
My heart pumps that old red paint

Save yourself, save yourself, yourself
Save yourself, save yourself

I see the seasons change
All the young faces come and replaces the dying marks
Sit out on Lexington and Vine
All the pimps and prostitutes wave you down at stopping signs

Save yourself, save your yourself, yourself
Save yourself, save yourself

Los Angelos I have waited for you
To pick yourself up and change
The city you live this ocean and sand
Its founded by lights and self made men

I've seen the dreamers find their legs
And I've seen the ones that come get reduced to bones and bread

I am a fire escape, my spine's made of iron
My heart pumps that old red paint
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