I don’t need to bow down & be grateful & say “sure, take all that you see.”

Via on Jun 17, 2011

Fleet Foxes – Helplessness Blues Music Video

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I was raised up believing I was somehow unique
Like a snowflake distinct among snowflakes, unique in each way you can see
And now after some thinking, I’d say I’d rather be
A functioning cog in some great machinery serving something beyond me

But I don’t, I don’t know what that will be
I’ll get back to you someday soon you will see

What’s my name, what’s my station, oh, just tell me what I should do
I don’t need to be kind to the armies of night that would do such injustice to you
Or bow down and be grateful and say “sure, take all that you see”
To the men who move only in dimly-lit halls and determine my future for me

And I don’t, I don’t know who to believe
I’ll get back to you someday soon you will see

If I know only one thing, it’s that everything that I see
Of the world outside is so inconceivable often I barely can speak
Yeah I’m tongue-tied and dizzy and I can’t keep it to myself
What good is it to sing helplessness blues, why should I wait for anyone else?

And I know, I know you will keep me on the shelf
I’ll come back to you someday soon myself

If I had an orchard, I’d work till I’m raw
If I had an orchard, I’d work till I’m sore
And you would wait tables and soon run the store

Gold hair in the sunlight, my light in the dawn
If I had an orchard, I’d work till I’m sore
If I had an orchard, I’d work till I’m sore
Someday I’ll be like the man on the screen

Helplessness Blues, the latest album from Fleet Foxes, is available on May 2nd in the UK, and May 3rd in the US.

This footage was shot over a 5 month span in different parts of Arizona. Some of the footage includes some rare events including the snow in Scottsdale this year, snow clouds on the San Francisco Peaks in Flagstaff, and the lunar eclipse.

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One Response to “I don’t need to bow down & be grateful & say “sure, take all that you see.””

  1. Jen says:

    The fleet foxes are amazing….

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