The Lumineers – The Ballad Of Cleopatra – Lyrics (New)

The Ballad Of Cleopatra - Lyrics New

The Lumineers - The Ballad Of Cleopatra - Lyrics (New)

The Lumineers - The Ballad Of Cleopatra - Lyrics (New)

 

This album is PURE GENIUS!!! The singing, the story telling, I'm in awe! Check the video to understand why it is fucking brilliant piece of storytelling. Don't see such music videos these days! or Ever? Love their style.

 

 

So, I couldn't find the complete lyrics to the new 24 Min song. So compiled this version for myself. Here it is! Enjoy!!!

The Lumineers - The Ballad Of Cleopatra - Lyrics (New)

 

 

"Ophelia"

 

 

Ah, ah, when I was younger, ah, ah, should have known better
And I can't feel no remorse, and you don't feel nothing back

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

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

Ah, Ah, 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

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

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

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

 

 

"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, yeah

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 love, 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

 

 

"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 it hard work dear
Holding the atmosphere
I don't wanna live like that, yeah

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

 

 

"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

 

 

"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

 


Here is something I found in YouTube Comments. Its an explanation. The meaning of the album Cleopatra by The Lumineers. Firstly check out the album, the ballad, or the individual songs, then see the explanation below.

 
Also : they released the videos in reverse order.
Genius!!!

 

Sleep on the Floor - Her father dies. She is dating the guy with the glasses. During the funeral he tells her to leave with him ('"Cause if we don't leave this town we might never make it out"). Now, the part where she divides into two is very important to understand the plot! Basically she never left with him... She stayed and they broke up. But she wishes she'd leave... So, the whole romantic and YOLO story from this video never truly happened.

 

Angela - She is married to some other guy (not the guy in glasses from Sleep on the Floor) and she is also pregnant with his child. Now in this video, she leaves him. When she divides into two, the other part of her goes to bed again but that is not what happened. She really left him.

 

Cleopatra - She is alone and her son shows up later (the one with whom she is eating a burger and fries with) and she drops him off with his father (the one she left in Angela). When she divided into two, the other part of her goes inside the house like they were a happy family. But that's not what happens, she is alone and lives with regret for not leaving with the guy from Sleep on the Floor, but at the same time she is happy that she has a son she loves ("And the only gifts from my Lord were a birth and a divorce")


 

The Lumineers released a 'Story of Cleopatra' video too!

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