Cleopatra Album Lyrics by The Lumineers


The Lumineers Lyrics

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

Sleep On The Floor

Pack yourself a toothbrush dear
Pack yourself a favorite blouse
Take a withdrawal slip, take all of your savings out
'Cause if we don't leave this town
We might never make it out
I was not born to drown, baby come on

Forget what Father Brennan said
We were not born in sin
Leave a note on your bed
Let your mother know you're safe
And by the time she wakes
We'll have driven through the state
We'll have driven through the night, baby come on

If the sun don't shine on me today
And if the subways flood and bridges break
Will you lay yourself down and dig your grave
Or will you rail against your dying day

And when we looked outside, couldn't even see the sky
How do you pay the rent, is it your parents
Or is hard work dear, holding the atmosphere
I don't wanna live like that

If the sun don't shine on me today
If the subways flood and bridges break

Jesus Christ can't save me tonight
Put on your dress, yes wear something nice
Decide on me, yea decide on us
Oh, oh, oh, Illinois, Illinois

Pack yourself a toothbrush dear
Pack yourself a favorite blouse
Take a withdrawal slip, take all of your savings out
Cause if we don't leave this town
We might never make it out



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Ophelia

When I was younger, should have known better
I can't feel no remorse, and you don't feel nothing back

Got a new girlfriend, he feels like he's on top
I don't feel no remorse, and you can't see past my blinders

Ophelia, you've been on my mind girl since the flood
Ophelia, heaven help a fool who falls in love

Got a little paycheck, you got big plans and you gotta move
And I don't feel nothing at all
And you can't feel nothing small

Honey I love you, that's all she wrote

Ophelia, you've been on my mind girl like a drug
Ophelia, heaven help a fool who falls in love

Ophelia, you've been on my mind girl since the flood
Ophelia, heaven help a fool who falls in love

Ophelia, you've been on my mind girl like a drug
Ophelia, heaven help a fool who falls in love



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Cleopatra

I was Cleopatra, I was young and an actress
When you knelt by my mattress, and asked for my hand
But I was sad you asked it, as I laid in a black dress
With my father in a casket, I had no plans

And I left the footprints, the mud stained on the carpet
And it hardened like my heart did when you left town
But I must admit it, that I would marry you in an instant
Damn your wife, I'd be your mistress just to have you around

But I was late for this, late for that, late for the love of my life
And when I die alone, when I die alone, when I die I'll be on time

While the church discouraged, any lust that burned within me
Yes my flesh, it was my currency, but I held true
So I drive a taxi, and the traffic distracts me
From the strangers in my backseat, they remind me of you

But I was late for this, late for that, late for the love of my life
And when I die alone, when I die alone, when I die I'll be on time

And the only gifts from my Lord were a birth and a divorce
But I've read this script and the costume fits, so I'll play my part

I was Cleopatra, I was taller than the rafters
But that's all in the past now, gone with the wind
Now a nurse in white shoes leads me back to my guestroom
It's a bed and a bathroom
and a place for the end

I won't be late for this, late for that, late for the love of my life
And when I die alone, when I die alone, when I die I'll be on time



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Gun Song

I don't own a single gun, but if I did you'd be the one
To hold it, aim it, make all of the bad men run
But I don't own a single gun

I don't have a sweetheart yet, but if I did I'd break my neck
To please her, make her want to stay in my arms she'd rest
But I don't have a sweetheart yet

I can't believe what I found in daddy's
Sock drawer, sock drawer today
It was a pistol, a Smith & Wesson, holy, holy shit

Things I knew when I was young
Some were true and some were wrong
And one day, I pray, I'll be more than my father's son
But I don't own a single gun



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Angela

When you left this town, with your windows down
And the wilderness inside

Let the exits pass, all the tar and glass
'Til the road and sky align

The strangers in this town,
They raise you up just to cut you down
Oh Angela it's a long time coming

And your Volvo lights lit up green and white
With the cities on the signs

But you held your course to some distant war
In the corners of your mind

From the second time around
The only love I ever found
Oh Angela it's a long time coming

Home at last

Were you safe and warm in your coat of arms
With your fingers in a fist

Did you hear the notes, all those static codes
In the radio abyss?

Strangers in this town,
They raise you up just to cut you down
Oh Angela it's a long time coming
Oh Angela spent your whole life running away

Home at last
Home at last

Vacancy, hotel room, lost in me, lost in you
Angela, on my knees, I belong, I believe

Home at last
Home at last
Home at last
Home at last

Home at last
Mmm



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In The Light

I don't know why I just can't let it go
I don't know why I just can't let it go

Memory's old but I just can't let it go
The idea's gone but I just can't let it go

Time, give me my yesterdays
Save it for all you had in your eyes, I have gone away

Fate dealt you a tricky hand,
Now you're just left alone in your mind
And I have gone away

I don't know why I just can't let it go
Memory's old but I just can't let it go

In the light, right here in the light
Right here in the - hold me and don't you ever let this die

Right here in the light, and in the day time
Right here in the - hold me and don't you ever let this die

In the light, and in the daytime, right here in the



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Gale Song

It's a lonely road, full of tired men
And you can see it in their faces
And you'll be home in spring
I can wait 'til then
I heard you're on the big train

And oh this too shall pass
This loneliness won't last for long
I wasn't there to take his place
I was ten thousand miles away

So when you hear my voice
And when you say my name
May it never give you pain

'Cause I don't wanna go
But it's time to leave
You'll be on my mind, my destiny

And I won't fight in vain
I'll love you just the same
I couldn't know what's in your mind
But I saw the pictures
You're looking fine

And there was a time when I stood in line
For love, for love, for love,
But I let you go, oh I let you go

And he fell apart with his broken heart
And this blood, this blood, this blood
Oh, it drains from my skin, it does



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Long Way From Home

Held on to hope like a noose, like a rope
God and medicine take no mercy on him
Poisoned his blood, and burned out his throat
Enough is enough, he's a long way from home

Days of my youth wasted on a selfish fool
Who ran for the hills from the hand you were dealt
I flew far away, as far as I could go
Your time is running out
And I'm a long way from home

Laid up in bed, you were laid up in bed
Holding the pain like you're holding your breath
I prayed you could sleep, sleep like a stone
You're right next to me
But you're a long way from home

Hospital gowns never fit like they should
We yelled at the nurse, didn't do any good
More morphine, the last words you moaned
At last I was sure
That you weren't far away from home



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Sick In The Head

People say I'm no good
Write me off, oh yes they should
F*ck 'em they're just sick in the head

They're writing my history
Think somebody should've asked me
Everyone was safe in their beds
Their beds

And I said

I won't live, won't live like them
Everyone, they're all seeing red

I don't know
If it's alright with you, but I'll be gone
A ghost will be here in my stead, my stead

And I said

I can't live life underneath it all
Everyone is older now and gone

I will not be here forever dear
So let's just make this count a lot in here



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My Eyes

Oh, the devil's inside
You opened the door
You gave him a ride
Too young to know, too old to admit
That you couldn't see how it ends

What did you do to my eyes
What did you sing to that lonely child
Promised it all but you lied
You better slow down baby soon
It's all or nothing to you

The glow of Hollywood signs
They sold you a bridge
They fed you the lines (they fed you to lions)
You always confused your servants for friends
But you couldn't see how it ends
It's all or nothing to you

What did you do to my eyes
What did you say to my only child
Promised your love but you lied
You better slow down baby soon
It's all or nothing to you

What did you do to my eyes
What did you sing to that lonely child
Promised it all but you lied
You better slow down baby soon
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