Wilder Mind Album Lyrics by Mumford & Sons


Mumford & Sons Lyrics

Wilder Mind Lyrics
(Lyrics to the Full Album on one page)

Tompkins Square Park

[Verse 1:]
Oh babe, meet me in Tompkins Square Park
I wanna hold you in the dark
One last time
Just one last time

And oh babe, can you tell what's on my tongue?
Can you guess that I'll be gone?
With the twilight
With the twilight

[Hook 1:]
But no flame burns forever, oh no
You and I both know this all too well
And most don't even last the night
No they don't, they say they don't

[Verse 2:]
Oh babe, I've never been so lost
I wanna hear you lie
One last time
Just one last time

But oh babe, I really wish you would not cry
I only ever told you one lie
When it could have been a thousand
It might as well have been a thousand

[Hook 1]

[Hook 2:]
And we can talk it round again girl
Round and round, round and round again
Or we could leave it out to die
Leave it out just leave it out

[Bridge:]
I never tried to trick you babe
I just tried to work it out
But I was swallowed up by doubt
If only things were black and white
Cause I just want to hold you tight
Without holding back my mind
Without holding back my mind

[Hook 3:]
But no flame burns forever, oh no
You and I both know this all too well
And most don't even last the night



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Believe

You may call it in this evening
But you've only lost the night
Present all your pretty feelings
May they comfort you tonight
And I'm climbing over something
And I'm running through these walls

I don't even know if I believe [x3]
Everything you're trying to say to me

I had the strangest feeling
Your world's not all it seems
So tired of misconceiving
What else this could've been

I don't even know if I believe [x3]
Everything you're trying to say to me

Open up my eyes
Tell me how to lie
This is never gonna go our way
If I'm gonna have to guess what's on your mind

Say something, say something,
something like you love me
Does she wanna move away
From the noise of this place

I don't even know if I believe [x2]
I don't even know if I (wanna) believe
Anything you're trying to say to me

(Open up my eyes
Tell me how to lie
This is never gonna go our way
If I'm gonna have to guess what's on your mind) [x2]



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The Wolf

Wide-eyed with a heart made full of fright
Your eyes follow like tracers in the night
And the tightrope that you wander everytime
You have been weighed, you have been found wanting

Been wandering for days
How you felt me slip your mind
Leave behind your wanton ways
I want to learn to love in kind
'Cause You were all I ever longed for

Shelter, you better keep the wolf back from the door
He wanders ever closer every night
And how he waits begging for blood
I promised you everything would be fine

Been wandering for days
How you felt me slip your mind
Leave behind your wanton ways
I want to learn to love in kind
'Cause you were all I ever longed for

Hold my gaze love, you know I want to let it go
We will stare down at the wonder of it all
And I-I will hold you in it and I-I will hold you in it

Been wandering for days
How you felt me slip your mind
Leave behind your wanton ways
I want to look you in the eye
'Cause you were all I ever longed for

Been wandering for days
How you felt me slip your mind
Leave behind your wanton ways
I want to learn to love in kind
'Cause you were all I ever longed for



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Wilder Mind

[Verse 1:]
It's in my blood, it's in my water
You try to tame me, tame me from the start
When the din is in your eye, flash your flesh
Desperate for a need to rise

[Hook:]
With a silver crystal on
How well you used to know how to shine
In the place that's safe from harm
I had been blessed with a wilder mind

You can be every little thing you want nobody to know
And you can try to drown out the street below
And you can call it love
If you want

[Verse 2:]
Beholden now I find myself awake
Waiting on the edge again
You sleep so sound with your mind made up
Drinking from your cup of broken ends

[Hook]

But I thought we believed in an endless love [x2]



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Just Smoke

[Verse 1:]
Tell my thoughts to resign
And lift you from my mind
I'm not ready I'm not strong enough
To cradle the weight of your love

Just take a minute take a breath
Lay down your head on my sunken chest
I saw a flicker then just smoke
But as you left I was calling your name at the night

[Hook 1:]
I thought we were done
And young love would keep us young [x2]

[Verse 2:]
I thought we fell to the ground
I see you whimper with no sound
Open my mouth to breath some words of peace
But the silence gives nothing back to me

So I'll be a shadow of the flame
I lent down to kiss you then erased my name
And I'll be a whisper on the wind
My hands are shaking from holding so tight for so long

[Bridge:]
The flame burnt out in our empty hands
But now I see it's got nothing to do
It's got nothing to do with you

[Hook 1]

[Hook 2 x2:]
(Why do I keep falling) I thought we were done
(Why do I keep falling) And young love would keep us young



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Monster

So we were up
Thowin' dice in the dark
I saw you late, last night, come to harm
I saw you dance in the devil's arms

The night kept coming
Really nothing I could do
Eyes with a fire, unquenched, by peace
Curse the beauty, curse the queen

So we come
To a place of no return
Yours is the face, that makes my body burn
And here is the name that our sons will learn:
Curse the beauty, curse the queen
Curse the beauty, leave me

So when you're weak
When you are on your knees
I'll do my best, with the time, that's left
Sworn with your spirit, you're fully fleshed

So f*ck your dreams
And don't you pick at our seams
I'll turn into a monster for you, If you pay me enough
None of this counts if you [?]

So we come
To a place of no return
Yours is the face, which makes my body burn
And here is the name, that our sons will learn:
Curse the beauty, curse the queen
Curse the beauty, leave me



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Snake Eyes

You hold it, in your hands
And let it flow, this cruelty
Of youth as you fall again
Alone, in the compromise of truth

It's in the eyes
I can tell, you will always be danger
We had it tonight, why do you leave it open?

And the stakes remain too high
For this silent mind
And the shake, the lonely itch
That course down my spine
To leave a love divine
Don't leave a love divine
It's a water tight excuse

It's in the eyes
I can tell, you will always be danger
We had it tonight, why do we always seek absolution?
It's in the eyes
I can tell you will always be danger

How does the earth around your feet
Just slip away?
And abandon, that greets you in the night
With snake eyes, the most precious kind

It's in the eyes!
I can tell, you will always be danger!
We had it tonight! Why do we always seek absolution?
It's in the eyes!
I can tell you will always be danger!



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Broad-Shouldered Beasts

[Verse 1:]
Broad-shouldered beasts fill the sky
Manhattan beats at the night
But you are wrapped up in wire
Curled up in fright

So I took you to the city for the night
To dance under dizzy silver lights
But for a moment, you were wild
With abandon like a child, just a moment

But wasn't it you who said I was not free
And wasn't it you who said I needed peace
And now it's you who's floored by fear of it all

[Hook 1 x2:]
And it's alright
Take it out on me

[Verse 2:]
These apartment walls are paper thin
And no one is trying to listen in
What to hear our doubts
Hear our whispered shouts, they don't care

Wasn't it you who said I was not free
And wasn't it you who said I needed peace
And now it's you who's floored by fear of it all

[Hook 1 x2]

[Bridge:]
But when you feel the world wrapping round your neck
Feel my hand round yours
And when you feel the world wrapping round your neck
Don't succumb

[Hook 2:]
But it's alright
Take it out on me

[Hook 1 x2]



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Cold Arms

[Verse 1:]
Weekend wreckers take the streets
With abandon in their eyes
But in our bedroom we're bloodshot and beat
And never so alive

[Hook:]
And I know what's on your mind
God knows I put it there
But if I took it back
We'd be nowhere
You'd be nowhere again

[Verse 2:]
Now look at you all torn up
I left you waiting to bleed
I guess the truth works two ways
Maybe the truth's not what we need

[Hook]

But in my cold arms
You don't sleep
In my cold arms
Your fear beats
In my cold arms
You stay



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Ditmas

[Verse 1:]
And in time
As one reminds the other of the past
A life lived much too fast to hold onto
How am I losing you?

A broken house
Another dry month waiting for the rain
And I had been resisting this decay
I thought you'd do the same

[Hook:]
But this is all I ever was
And this is all you came across those years ago
Now you go too far
Don't tell me that I've changed because that's not the truth
And now I'm losing you

[Verse 2:]
Fragile sound
The world outside just watches as we crawl
Crawl towards a life of fragile lines
And wasted time

And so I cry
As I hold you for the last time in this life
This life I tried so hard to give to you
What would you have me do?

[Hook]

[Bridge:]
Where I used to end was where you start
You were the only one
And now I see your eyes move too fast
You were the only one

[Verse 3:]
Careful hands
And wandering without that much to say
Your words are empty as the bed we made
Is there another way?
Oh love, is there another way?

[Hook]

And now I'm losing you



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Only Love

[Verse 1:]
Loneliness and all
I was stuck to the spot without a friend
Alone again

And I hunger and I thirst
For some shiver
For some whispered words
And the promise to come

[Hook 1:]
And you saw me low
Alone again
Didn't they say that only love will win in the end

[Verse 2:]
I didn't fool you but I failed you
In short, made a fool out of you
And a younger heart

And I rage and I rage
But perhaps I will come of age
And be ready for you

[Hook 2 x2:]
And you saw me low
Alone again
Didn't they say that only love will win in the end [x2]



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Hot Gates

There is no great thing, to stop and sing
Waiting for the rain
And this perfect pill, it's all too much
On the edge again
Don't look away
Couldn't help but note the coldest thing
In your precious face
Why do you always speak when you have no grace
In your precious face

But even in the dark I saw you were the only one alone
But these hot gates you spent your victory on
Though your swore you wouldn't do this anymore
And I can't be for you all of the things you want me to
But I will love you constantly
There's precious little else to me
And though we cry, we must stay alive

Another fragile edge, and a tender sound
And then you went aground
Near a duller blade, a promise out of sight
There's nothing here for you tonight

But even in the dark I saw you were the only one alone
But these hot gates you spent your victory on
Though your swore you wouldn't do this anymore
And I can't be for you all of the things you want me to
But I will love you constantly
There's precious little else to me
And though we cry, we must stay alive

Let my blood only run out when my world decides
There is no way out of your only life
So run on, run on!
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